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Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth

Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth

On the second day of its F8 conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Facebook has reportedly announced its plan to use a drone to beam the Internet down to billions of people around the world. Codenamed Aquila, the drone had wingspan comparable to a...

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Big city, big dreams: life in a metro

Big city, big dreams: life in a metro

Junaid Rather tells the tale of two orphan brothers trying to eke out a living in a crowded city Time means money and in a metropolis it means even more. Life in these cities is fast. In New Delhi, as anywhere else, one has to...

Health

HIV can spread to brain in four months

HIV can spread to brain in four months

In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, a new research has found. The findings published in the journal PLoS Pathogens stress the importance of...

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Masarat Alam: PDP-BJP Coalition don’t cave-in

Masarat Alam: PDP-BJP Coalition don’t cave-in

The overwhelming strength of BJP in Lok Sabha and J&K has pushed opposition parties on back foot to raise any issue that will antagonise governance in the centre and Kashmir.  Today the parliament debated the release of Masarat Alam the Muslim League leader alleging...

Features

Of 'Shab Deg', home-reared roosters and grandma's magic

Of 'Shab Deg', home-reared roosters and grandma's magic

Hardly anyone among the younger generation of Kashmiris would know what is a 'Shab Deg' and yet the mere mention of the word triggers nostalgia and tickles the taste buds of middle and elderly people even today. 'Shab' means night and 'Deg' means a large...

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Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

Sports

New Zealand beat South Africa, enter World Cup final

New Zealand beat South Africa, enter World Cup final

New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final to enter their maiden cricket World Cup final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday. After opting to bat, South Africa put up 281/5 in 43 overs in a rain shortened match with...

Story in Pictures

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...