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Vodafone Launches Itel A20 Smartphone at an ‘Effective Price’ of Rs. 1,590

HIGHLIGHTS Itel A20 will come with a cashback offer worth Rs. 2,100 Customers need to stick to the handset for 36 months The cashback will be available through M-Pesa Vodafone India on Tuesday announced its partnership with China’s Transsion Group-owned Itel Mobile to launch the Itel A20 in the country with an effective price of as low as Rs. 1,590 – actually priced at Rs. ... Read More »

Techies’ lifestyle results in a spurt of drive-ins in Cyberabad

Customers drive in while a staffer takes the order, directs it to concerned eatery and serves food in the vehicle. HYDERABAD: With nightlife and midnight cravings becoming a ritual for techies, more and more drive-in restaurants have sprung up in the Cyberabad area. Their number skyrockets in and around Hitec City and Madhapur. Drive-ins offer multiple options under one roof without ... Read More »

Greitens’ picks for State Board of Education accelerate commissioner search process

LLUSTRATION BY RICI HOFFARTH | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO With the task of going through a state Senate confirmation process approaching, Gov. Eric Greitens’ picks to the Missouri State Board of Education successfully sped up the process of finding an education commissioner over the objections of the board’s president. The governor’s five nominees outflanked three other board members during a ... Read More »

Marketing in the time of social media: key points to remember

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” – Hunter S Thompson Thompson, the father of gonzo journalism, lived and worked in an age where social media marketing had not even taken birth. What he says about the importance of striving for excellence is advice relevant not just to his peers, but juxtapositions itself for today’s social media marketing campaigns too. ... Read More »

Cyclone Ockhi: Schools, Colleges In Mumbai, Parts Of Maharashtra Closed Tomorrow

The Maharashtra government has ordered precautionary holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Sindhudurg, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts tomorrow due to “serious weather predictions” in view of Cyclone Ockhi. “Precautionary holiday declared for schools in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Sindhudurga, Ratnagiri, Thane, Raigad and Palghar Districts for the safety of the students due to the serious weather predictions ... Read More »

Imgur Data Breach Sees Email Addresses, Passwords of 1.7 Million User Accounts Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS Imgur was informed of the breach last week The breach occured back in 2014 It announced the breach within a day of disclosure Image sharing website Imgur has revealed that it had suffered a data breach in 2014, one that was only revealed to it last week by data breach expert Troy Hunt, the man behind the Have I Been Pwned ... Read More »

Derrick Rose is a sad sports tale of what could have been

We are besieged with the melancholy subject of “What if?” all the time in baseball, especially when it comes to pitchers. What could Mark Prior have been? Or Matt Harvey, for that matter? In some ways, that’s always an underlying reality waiting just beneath the turf. It’s worse in football, of course, because the nature of that high-collision sport demands ... Read More »

Sports quiz of the week: Ashes, All Blacks defeats and a full-kit father

Neymar in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Which of these cricket teams has won a Test in Australia in the last five years? England India New Zealand Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies England have played 20 Tests at the Gabba in Brisbane and only won four of them. Which song was No1 in the UK music charts when ... Read More »

Breathe easier: A handful of walnuts daily cuts risk of asthma

Numerous studies have emphasised the many health benefits of walnuts. Here’s another reason why you must include these nuts in your daily diet. According to researchers, a type of vitamin E found in these nuts may prevent the risk of asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation. Gamma-tocopherol is a major form of vitamin E, which is abundant in nuts like walnuts and ... Read More »

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »