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Courtesy can be counterproductive

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 | Agencies | in Agenda

Guys: As you walked into the office this morning, did you hold the door open for a colleague? Was this co-worker a man? If so, thanks a lot. You may have done him more harm than good. That’s the surprising conclusion of recently published research, which suggests holding a door...

Skoda’s new Elegance

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Kushan Mitra | in Agenda

After three years, Skoda India has brought back the Octavia brand with a fabulous new car. KUSHAN MITRA tells us more about the Elegance Back in 2001, the Skoda Octavia was the first large luxury sedan to be launched in India. This was a time before Audi and BMW stormed the...

China successfully cleans the Net

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Reuters | in Agenda

China’s campaign against online rumours, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in “cleaning” the Internet, a top official of the country’s internet regulator has said. China has the world’s most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall. It blocks many...

Rare dinosaur skeleton auctioned

Sunday, 01 Dec 2013 | Reuters | in Agenda

The skeleton of a diplodocus dinosaur that roamed what is now the United States some 160 million years ago was sold for £400,000 ($651,100) to an unidentified public institution at an auction in Britain. Misty, as the dinosaur was nicknamed, will later be put on public display, the auctioneers said....

Time travel is possible

Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

British physicist Brian Cox has gone on the record to say that time travel is possible. You can, however, achieve this feat to travel into the future never to return. Because travelling into the past is impossible. At least he thinks so Fast Forward The idea of uni-directional time travel may be...

Evolutionary not revolutionary

Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C have raised the benchmark, but the company is yet to make a product as mould-breaking as the iPhone. In fact, the biggest deal from Apple right now could be the latest iteration of its operating system iOS 7, writes Kushan Mitra Steve Jobs had a fabled...


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Drive against cyber frauds intensified

20 Sep 2017 | Mukesh Ranjan | Ranchi

Intensifying drive against cyber criminals in Jamtara, Police have arrested four more criminals from Dharuadih and Manjhladih areas under Karmatand Police Station, while they were trying to dupe people though internet, while 20 others succeeded in escaping from the spot. As of now, as many as 104 cases of cyber crime has been lodged in the district alone, out of which more than 80 have been lodged by police itself...

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