• New Volvo 7900 Electric Offers Greater Range and Flexibility
    GĂ–TEBORG, Sweden: Volvo Buses is now launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility.

  • Epson Sponsors Wall Street Journal's D.LIVE 2017 Global Startup Showcase
    LONG BEACH, Calif: Epson America, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced its sponsorship of the Global Startup Showcase at The Wall Street Journal D.LIVE event in Laguna, Calif. from Oct. 16-18, 2017. The Wall Street Journal's D.LIVE is an invitation-only technology event that brings together an unmatched group of CEOs, founders, investors, and luminaries from around the world to set the global tech agenda. The Global Startup Showcase will feature six startup founders who will present their companies onstage during the evening program on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

  • Social Media Campaign Kicks Off with Chance to Win Roundtrip Ticket to Japan and Other Prizes
    TOKYO: "Taste of Japan" is a website facilitating the dissemination of information on Japanese restaurants and cuisine culture worldwide, including details on Japanese restaurants all over the world, recipes for staple Japanese dishes, and explanations of signature Japanese ingredients.

  • Lee Kum Kee My Fun Cooking 2017 Kicks Off
    SUBANG JAYA, Malaysia: Lee Kum Kee "My Fun Cooking 2017", co-organised by Lee Kum Kee and Desa Home, officially kicked off with the first round of the competition held at One Space @ The Square, One City yesterday. Four family teams gathered together to showcase their cooking talents. This competition is staged for the purposes of encouraging young children in Malaysia to explore their inner cooking talents and enjoy joyous cooking moments with their family members.

  • Wind storm causes power outages to Hydro One customers in southern and eastern Ontario
    TORONTO: High winds and heavy rain that started this afternoon in southern and eastern Ontario continue to cause power outages on Hydro One's distribution system.

  • Orange Renewable Awarded 200 MW Wind Project in the State of Tamil Nadu
    NEW DELHI: Orange Renewable, a 100pc subsidiary of Singapore-based AT Holdings Pte. Ltd, has secured a 200 MW Wind Power project in the State of Tamil Nadu under an intensely competitive global bid floated by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

  • Premiere for the new album from EXO's Lay launched in Beijing
    BEIJING: The highly-anticipated premiere, 2017 Zhang Yixing Showcase, for the album Lay 02 Sheep, the second solo effort from the main dancer of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, Zhang Yixing, better known by his stage name Lay, was staged at the Water Cube in Beijing on the evening of October 12. Lay greeted everyone with a masterful hot dance routine to the screams of thousands of adoring fans.

  • Whitewater rafting a hit for Sikkim tourism
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : The northeastern states of India offer a huge potential in the tourism sector. Endowed with abundant natural resources and huge bio-diversity, Sikkim tourism, however, still remains largely untapped.

  • Sibi George appointed next Ambassador of India to Switzerland
    New Delhi Oct 21: Sibi George has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Switzerland.

  • No harm to AIADMK till PM Modi's supports: TN Minister
    Periyakulam (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 21 : Tamil Nadu Minister for Dairy Development K. T. Rajendra Balaji on Saturday said no harm can come to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) as long Prime Minister Narendra Modi supports it.

  • Helping others is in Odisha's DNA: Dharmendra Pradhan
    Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct 21 : Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday inaugurated the '3C Model Conclave' in Bhubaneswar- a two-day long youth centric programme.

  • CBI court adjourns ex-Dera manager murder case hearing
    Panchkula (Haryana) Oct 21 ANI: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula on Saturday adjourned the hearing in the murder case of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh till October 25.

  • PayPal users in US can now transfer funds via Facebook Messenger!
    New York [USA], Oct. 21 : Conventionally, social media is known to be a platform to help one walk down memory lane and look for their friends, family and acquaintances. But with the recent trend of fast money transfers, there is much to rejoice.

  • Mobile phones the reason for student's disinterest during lectures
    Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : With the advancement of digital technologies, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. Today, people spend over three hours on their phones every day.

  • Spain likely to seize powers from Catalonia
    Madrid [Spain], Oct.21 : Spain is likely to take the unprecedented step of seizing powers from the separatist government in Catalonia today.

  • Pak army chief, Afghan envoy discuss recent security upheavals
    Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Oct.21 : Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families.

  • RSS worker shot dead in UP's Ghazipur, killers identified
    Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) Oct 21 ANI: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday said that they have identified the killers of RSS leader and local journalist Rajesh Mishra and will arrest him soon.

  • Vapes as injurious as cigarettes
    Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : A new research suggested that e-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes.

  • Rain expected in districts of Odisha during next 12 hours: Meteorological Centre
    Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 21 : Heavy rains are expected in most districts of Odisha during the next 12 hours, according to the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar.

  • 'Indian Men's Hockey Team look to continue winning form against Pak'
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct 21 : The team will be focused on improving their performance from their previous outing where they beat Pakistan 3-1 in the Pool stage, stated Indian Men's Hockey team Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne, as the team gears up for yet another encounter with Pakistan on Saturday, here at the Hero Asia Cup 2017 Super 4s stage.

  • Female players from North East region gear up for boxing championship
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : India's northeast region has given the country some of its most spectacular sports-persons.

  • Yogi Govt. doubles ex-gratia amount for police officials
    Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh) Oct 21 ANI: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Saturday announced to double the ex-gratia amount for police officials martyred on duty.

  • MoS Ananth Kumar Hegde asks K'taka administration to keep him out of Tipu Jayanti
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananth Kumar Hegde on Saturday wrote a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's secretary and District Collector of Uttara Kannada district asking them not include his name in Tipu Jayanti celebration that will held on November 10.

  • NIA requests Philippines to allow them to interrogate Indian-origin ISIS recruiter
    New Delhi Oct 21 ANI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has requested Philippines to allow them to question suspected ISIS recruiter of Indian origin, Karen Aizha Hamidon, arrested there.

  • Siddaramaiah condemns Hegde for refusing to participate in Tipu Jayanti celebration
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 21 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday condemned Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananth Kumar Hegde for his letter to not include his name in Tipu Jayanti celebration and said, as a part of the government, he should not have done it.

  • Manipuri youth on way to becoming soccer referee
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : Young soccer referee from Manipur, Thumli Joyshing Monsang, has been selected for an international referee course in Malaysia.

  • Pinkathon, held in Guwahati, reflects on women empowerment
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : The city of Guwahati recently geared up to celebrate the power of women with Pinkathon 2017, a women's only marathon.

  • 'Missing' Pak journalist rescued after over two years
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct.21 : A Pakistani woman journalist, who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been rescued by security forces.

  • African coaches rue youngsters losing pathway to 'glitz and glamour' in Europe
    Guwahati (Assam) , Oct. 21 : Before taking on each other in the all-African quarterfinal of the FIFA U17 World Cup India 2017 on October 21, both Ghana and Mali U-17 team coaches lamented the African teams' lesser success rate in the senior age-group compared to the junior age-group competitions.

  • Excessive use of gadgets lead to sleep deprivation among teens
    Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : We live in a world of technologies; we all know it has many downsides over the benefits. Now, a new study found that younger generations are sacrificing their sleep to spend more time on their phones and tablets.

  • King Abdulaziz University is Ranked No. 1 in the Arab World
    DUBAI, UAE: King Abdulaziz University (KAU) bears the name of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1967 as a private institution to address the need for higher education in the Western Region. KAU is a public multi-campus university dedicated to the service of the Western Region and its people.

  • Wirecard Provides IKEA Southeast Asia With Payment Eco-system for its New Online Business
    MUNICH: The global technology group Wirecard provides a regionally managed payment gateway solution for online IKEA shops in Southeast Asia.

  • Developing Programmers' Talent through Indonesia's First Ruby Conference
    JAKARTA, Indonesia: For the first time, Ruby Conference was held in Indonesia across two days, from 6-7 October 2017. This conference is an initiative of Ruby programmers to gather and support the Ruby community in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

  • OPSEU CAAT Academic starts unnecessary strike at all 24 Ontario colleges
    TORONTO: OPSEU CAAT Academic has started a strike at all 24 Ontario colleges and rejected the colleges' final offer. The colleges' final offer is responsive to what the colleges heard at the bargaining table and fair to college faculty.

  • Singapore households throw away SUSD 200m worth of food and beverage a year, according to Electrolux's latest survey
    SINGAPORE: In conjunction with World Food Day on October 16, 2017, Electrolux Singapore commissioned a survey to highlight the amount of food waste generated in our homes.

  • Vitasoy Joins Hands with School Children on Clean Beverage PET Bottle Recycling
    HONG KONG: Vitasoy International Holdings Limited and its subsidiary Vitaland Services Limited("Vitasoy") in collaboration with Hong Chi Association's Hong Chi Super Service Team has kicked off the Vitasoy Resource Conservation - Clean Beverage PET Bottle Recycling Programme in six primary schools in the TuenMun and Yuen Long Districts.

  • IBM Announces Major Blockchain Solution to Speed Global Payments
    TORONTO: SIBOS: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new blockchain banking solution that will help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost of completing global payments for businesses and consumers.

  • Three arrested in connection with Nalanda spit and lick incident
    Nalanda (Bihar) , Oct. 21 : The Bihar Police arrested three people in connection with the Nalanda incident, where a man was made to spit and lick as punishment by the Sarpanch.

  • Radicalisation is worldwide phenomenon, matter being addressed seriously: General Bipin Rawat
    Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 21 : Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that radicalisation is a worldwide phenomenon and it is being addressed seriously by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • These six platforms empower SMEs in India
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : The small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector is considered to be the backbone of the Indian economy. It is said to be the desired growth engine which helps India achieve an ambitious two-digit gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate.

  • One dead as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri
    Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 21 : A civilian in Uri died when Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in the Kamal Koot sector on Saturday.

  • 35-40pct plunge witnessed in Diwali gifts this year: Survey
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : In sync with the low-key festivities due to economic slowdown and pressure on their balance-sheets, corporate India saw lukewarm response in Diwali gifts this year to its associates, networked partners, employees and other key personalities, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent under this head, a telephonic survey conducted by ASSOCHAM in the run-up to Diwali noted.

  • Agra-Lucknow Expressway may remain close on Oct 23, 24
    New Delhi Oct 21 ANI: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has written a letter to Unnao District Magistrate asking to stop use of Agra-Lucknow Expressway for public on October 23 and 24 in light of Indian Air Force (IAF) Highway Flying operation.

  • Afghan interior ministry confirms death of 25 Haqqani Network insurgents
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.21 : Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday confirmed through a statement that 25 Haqqani Network insurgents had been eliminated in an operation in Gelan district in the country's Paktika province.

  • How obesity contributes to promotes breast cancer
    Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : A new study revealed how obesity can contribute to promote breast cancer in women.

  • Mangalorean Christians, Kannadigas are opposed to Tipu Jayanti, claims BJP
    Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday accused the Congress-led Karnataka government of celebrating Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary just for 'vote bank politics' and said that the people of 'Coorg, Mangalorean Christians and the Kannadigas' are opposed to celebrate the birthday of the 18th century ruler of Mysore.

  • Ghani says terrorists deserve total destruction post mosque attacks
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct.21 : Afghanistan's President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Saturday strongly condemned Friday's deadly mosque bombings in Kabul and in western Ghor province, which left more than 70 people dead and 200 injured.

  • Top Pakistan player reports approach by bookie
    Sharjah [United Arab Emirates], Oct.21 : A Pakistan cricketer, who is currently engaged in a one day international series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has reported an approach by a bookie to the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

  • MP CM hails police force at Police Commemoration Day program
    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) Oct 21 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday attended Police Commemoration Day program here.

  • Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Tamil Nadu fishermen
    Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) Oct 21 ANI: The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended four fishermen and seized one boat belonging to Thangachimadam, a central part of Rameswaram.

  • PM Modi raised Kedarnath issue for political gains: Congress
    New Delhi , October 21 : The Congress Party on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi raked up the issue of Kedarnath because he has to fight the upcoming elections in Gujarat.

  • Odisha: Badal Mandal, accused of killing his friend in Delhi's Saidulajab, arrested
    Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Oct. 21 : Badal Mandal, accused of killing his friend Vipin in Delhi's Saidulajab, was arrested by police on Saturday here.

  • Aspirin a day may keep liver cancer away
    Washington D.C [USA], October 21 : Taking aspirin daily can reduce the risk of liver cancer, a new study suggested.

  • Army Chief presents President's Standard to 47 Armoured Regiment
    Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct.21 : Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat presented the President's Standard to the 47 Armoured Regiment in Jammu on Saturday.

  • Eight lakh Rohingyas stranded in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct.21 : About 800,000 Rohingyas are now living in refugee settlements in Bangladesh, and 589,000 of them are in the country's Cox's Bazar since they began to flee from Myanmar on August 25.

  • Maharashtra: 10 killed as truck overturns in Sangli
    Sangli (Maharashtra) Oct 21 ANI: At least 10 people, including three women and seven men, were killed and few injured after a truck overturned in Maharashtra's Sangli district in the wee hours of Saturday.

  • Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair reflects upon Indian art and culture
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : The export promotion council for handicrafts recently organised the 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (IHGF), Delhi (autumn) 2017. Union Minister of textiles Smriti Irani inaugurated the five-day fair in Noida.

  • Three rockets fired at foreign facilities in Kabul city
    Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 21 : In an apparent attempt to hit the foreign installations, three rockets were fired off early Saturdays morning (6am local time) in Kabul city, with at least two exploding close to RS headquarters.

  • US, UNSC condemn Kabul, Ghor terrorist attacks
    Washington/New York [United States], Oct.21 : The United States of America, the United Nations Security Council and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of at least 70 people and injured 200 others.

  • Delhi Metro blue line services halted for 45 min due to technical glitch
    New Delhi , Oct. 21 : Delhi Metro services delayed earlier on Saturday morning due to technical glitch at the Rajiv Chowk metro station, causing trouble for the commuters.