2017

Manchester Derby ends in stalemate

London: Manchester United held on for a goalless draw in a feisty derby with Manchester City after midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a headbutt in the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday. The Belgian was dismissed when, moments after being booked for a foul on Sergio Aguero, he tripped the Argentine and then, in clear view of referee Martin Atkinson, confronted him by pushing his

Sometimes it is best not to follow the guide

Have you ever downloaded guide apps for a popular app, such as for Pokemon Go, from Google Playstore?  Then you’re the one of the two million victims who installed those fake companion guide apps which were pre-loaded with malware targeting real-time users. Apparently, around 40 fake companion guide apps are loaded with malware targeting smartphone users’ adware for fraudulent activities. According to Checkpoint researchers, Dubbed FalseGuide – a malware that

Rising Czech star is the new Navratilova

Prague: Czech teen sensation Marketa Vondrousova was being hailed as a rising star in the mould of tennis great Martina Navratilova after climbing 119 places in the WTA rankings in just two weeks. Ranked 233rd, Vondrousova won her maiden WTA title at the Biel/ Bienne Open on April 16, rising to the top from qualifying. A week later, she managed her Fed Cup debut in the Czech Republic’s defeat at

Nadal, Murray enter last 8

Barcelona: Third seed Rafael Nadal remained on course for a 10th Barcelona Open title after reaching the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. World number one Andy Murray also advanced as he stepped up his recovery from an elbow injury by breezing past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4. It was Nadal’s 50th victory at the tournament and the Mallorcan never looked in danger against world

Chinappa, Pallikal enter last 8

Chennai: Local favourites Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik sailed into the quarterfinals of the Asian Individual Squash Championship, here. Ghosal, the second seed in the men’s draw, outplayed Jordan’s 16th seeded Mohammad Alsarraj 11-8, 11-5, 11-2 to join top-seed Max Lee of Hong Kong, who beat countryman Wang Chi Him 11-3, 11-6, 11-6 in the last eight round. In the women’s event, Indian stars second seed Chinappa,

Australia shares knowledge for Indian smart cities

Chennai: Asserting that the implementation of the Centres’s Smart City Mission is certainly changing the way city governments are addressing issues of urban planning and execution, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the objective was to raise standards of livability and urban sustainability in these areas. He was attending a knowledge sharing workshop on ‘Smart Cities and Informed Urbanisation’ here, organised by NITI Aayog and University of New

Artificial Intelligence NIA comes form Infosys

New Delhi: IT major Infosys has launched its new artificial intelligence platform Nia, which can help businesses forecast revenues, understand customer behaviour as well as deep dive into content of contracts and deal with compliance and fraud. The new platform builds on Mana, the first AI platform introduced by Infosys last year. “Infosys Nia converges the big data/analytics, machine learning, knowledge management, and cognitive automation capabilities of Mana,” Infosys said

Doctors meet Health Minister, present demands

Chennai: Doctors representing various associations have met Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and presented their demands, which included a special ordinance to bypass a court order. From 17 April onwards, doctors across the State had been on strike after the court had cancelled 50 per cent reservation for government doctors in PG admissions. The Statewide protest by doctors also called for a ‘special amendment’. The Supreme Court judgement stated that the

High-end cardiac care for lower section kids

Chennai: In a bid to help the underprivileged sections of the society, Gleneagles Global Health City (GGHC), a Parkway Pantai Enterprise, has partnered with S Badalchand Chordia Trust (SBCT). A n MoU was signed here on Thursday to provide high-end comprehensive cardiac care to children belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. SBCT managing trustees Prasanchand Chordia, Subhashchand Bafna and Shantilal Kankaria and GGHC programme director Dr Sandeep Attawar

Baahubali 2 leaked on net, shows cancelled

Chennai: Call it a shocker for team Baahubali: The Conclusion . Even as there were hiccups in its release this morning, the pirated version of the movie was out in various websites. Unfortunately the early morning shows of the Tamil version of the movie were not screened as theatreowners could not get screening license from producers (ARKA Medi Works). Tamilnadu distributor K Productions owed Rs 15 crore to Arka Mediworks,

Teacher gives her best and jewels to govt school

Chennai: Have you ever visited a government panchayat school? If films have given you images of schools with damaged chairs, cracked floors, etc., it is time to change your opinion. Annapurna Mohan – teacher of class 3 at Panchayat Union Primary School, Kandhadu in Villupuram district – transformed her class into a well-equipped smart classroom by selling her jewels. The updated classroom features smart boards in a well-furnished room, holding