New York: Sounding the bugle for its annual warfare with Apple right on its home turf, Samsung on Thursday launched its flagship Galaxy Note 9 — a device with a mammoth 1 TB memory, bigger battery and a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen. The 6.4-inch Note 9 comes in four colours and two variants — 6GB RAM and …

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that it has not received any request from anyone in India for attending the swearing-in of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as Pakistan Prime Minister. “We have not received any such request,” ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a query at a media briefing here. “I …

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday advised Congress President Rahul Gandhi to give “some time to facts”, accusing his party of treating Dalits with “patronising and condescending” attitude. “Rahulji, when you are free from winking and disrupting Parliament, give some time to facts as well. NDA Government, through a Cabinet decision and in Parliament …

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the government’s anti-Dalit mindset became clear when Prime Minister Narendra Modi rewarded with re-employment a judge who diluted an act that sought to deter atrocities against the marginalized. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party and the governments it led at the Centre and in state had no …

New Delhi:  Ruia brothers-led Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (EOGEPL) on Thursday announced that it has signed a 15-year Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) with state-run gas utility GAIL. The Essar Group subsidiary said in a statement here that GAIL had won the bid for the contract which will help EOGEPL monetise its …

New York: Researchers have found that cancer cells send out biological drones to fight the immune system and survive. The study showed that cancer cells release drones small vesicles called exosomes circulating in the blood and armed with proteins called PD-L1 that cause T-cells to tire before they have a chance to reach the tumour. The …

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday approved the draft Constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and granted full permanent membership to the Railways, the Tri-Services, and Association of Indian Universities among others. This restoration of permanent membership and votes is in reversal of the top court’s earlier verdict mandating one …

Thiruvananthapuram: The toll in rain-related deaths in Kerala touched 20 on Thursday as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed Saturday’s annual Nehru boat race in Alappuzha in view of heavy showers forecast. Speaking to the media here, Vijayan said rains have caused extensive damage to life and properties across the state. “We have sought six additional teams …