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State finance panel comes into being

The State Government has constituted Telangana State Finance Commission and appointed G. Rajesham Goud, former chairperson of Karimnagar Zilla Parishad, as its Chairman. According to officials, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao singed a file pertaining to the appointment on Friday. He also appointed M. Chenchaih, a retired Zilla Parishad chief executive officer as a member of the Commission. Mr. Goud ... Read More »

TVS Motor buys into electric two-wheeler startup Ultraviolette

TVS Motor Company Ltd has acquired a 14.78% stake in electric bike maker Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd for Rs 5 crore ($775,000) in cash, signifying growing interest of major vehicle manufacturers to partner with startups in the transportation technology segment. TVS acquired 6,750 shares of the Bangalore startup at Rs 7,409 apiece, the Chennai-based two-wheeler maker informed the stock exchanges. ... Read More »

LATEST UPDATES: Motorcycle ploughs into crowd at Oliver’s Mount race in Scarborough

Several spectators have been injured after a motorcycle crashed into the crowd at the Oliver’s Mount motorbike racing circuit in Scarborough. North Yorkshire Police officers were called today at around 10.45am to report of a collision at the racing circuit. A spokesman for the force said: “A number of spectators have been injured and taken to hospital, including one seriously ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

Two injured as car rams into bike

A speeding car, believed to have being driven by a police officer, rammed into a bike leaving two men critically injured in Rohini area, during the early hours on Wednesday. A police cap, some files and liquor bottles were found in the car, which was vandalised by locals and an agitated public, after the driver managed to flee from the ... Read More »

NEET to be the sole criteria for admission into AYUSH courses

From the academic session 2018, the admission to various AYUSH courses will be done through NEET. The decision was taken to standardise the admission procedure and attract meritorious students to the AYUSH stream. No more private examination for admission into AYUSH courses From the academic session 2018, the admission to various AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) ... Read More »

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro after his keynote address to Apple’s annual world wide developer conference. It’s taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader’s desire for iPads to replace computers. In November 2015, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? ... Read More »

Zelda remake turns BOTW into a free-to-play PC game

A NINTENDO FAN with a lot of time on his hands has created a 2D version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW). The INQUIRER has spent a lot of time playing BOTW, but perhaps not as much as Winter Drake, who is not only the man with the coolest name ever but also the brains behind this 2D Breath ... Read More »

IIT, MIT students and faculty join hands to convert Shantiniketan into a model heritage city

In order to convert Bolpur-Shantiniketan into a model sustainable heritage city, students and faculty members from the IIT-Kgp and MIT, on Friday came together at a brainstorming session. Those from IIT-Kgp were mainly research scholars and students pursuing masters in architecture and city planning. Shantiniketan to become a model heritage city RELATED STORIES Father of Indian Supercomputer Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar ... Read More »

Five arrested for hacking into ATMs and stealing $3.2 million

Law enforcement authorities from Europe and Asia have arrested five members of an international cybercriminal group that specialized in hacking into automated teller machine (ATMs). The investigation began in early 2016, according to Europol. Three suspects were arrested in Taiwan, one in Romania, and one in Belarus. Most of them had multiple citizenships and could travel easily between countries, the ... Read More »