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Opinion, Reporters diary, 08 May 2017

Amazon's Echo leads the connected speaker market

35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once a month this year, a jump of 128.9 percent over last year.

08 May 2017 9:14 PM

Tesla cars spy on the roads

A new data policy mentions collecting "short video clips" from external cameras for improving the Auto-pilot.

08 May 2017 9:04 PM

No deal took place between me and Kejriwal; Mishra lying: Satyendar Jain

Jain also is likely to file a defamation case against Mishra, a senior official close to the minister said.

08 May 2017 9:00 PM

AAP suspends Kapil Mishra from party

The decision was taken by its high-powered Political Affairs Committee (PAC) chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

08 May 2017 8:52 PM

Now EPFO to make all payments to members electronically

EPFO has over four crore subscribers and receives 1 crore claims every year including that of EPF withdrawal.

08 May 2017 8:39 PM


Additional 11 batches to transfer funds via NEFT from July 10

Total number of half hourly settlement batches during the day will increase to 23.

08 May 2017 8:29 PM

Confront Sunni militants or face consequences: Iran warns Islamabad

'We expect the Pakistani officials to control the borders, arrest the terrorists and shut down their bases', Iran's Army chief said.

08 May 2017 8:27 PM

SC slams CBI for ‘lethargy’ in filing appeal against Lalu in fodder scam

SC asked its chief to ‘look into the matter and saddle the responsibility on a concerned person’.

08 May 2017 8:26 PM

Sohail Mahmood to be Pakistan's new envoy to India

Sohail Mahmood may take up his new assignment either at the end of this month or early next month.

08 May 2017 8:13 PM

UK: Indian-origin woman ends life physical, emotional abuse by ex-boyfriend

The 50-page investigation report, seen by the BBC, contains a catalogue of police incidents involving Dalal and her boyfriend.

08 May 2017 8:05 PM


Maternity benefit also covers those already on leave: Govt

The amended Act requires every establishment with 50 or more employees to provide creche facilities within a prescribed distance.

08 May 2017 8:05 PM

Bharti Infra Q4 net profit slips 17 pc to Rs 597 cr

Full year net profit grew 22 per cent to Rs 2,747 cr while total income was up 8 per cent at Rs 13,569.2 cr.

08 May 2017 7:56 PM

Sikh man stabbed to death in US for refusing to sell cigarettes

The man then reportedly left the store in a hurry, mouthing racist abuses and warning Jagjeet of dire consequences.

08 May 2017 7:40 PM

Renault to be among top 5 by 2020; to add 50 dealers this year

Renault has achieved these gains despite having just three models or serving only under 30 per cent of this market.

08 May 2017 7:35 PM

PNY releases a pocket-sized SSD

With a 2.36” x 1.4” x 0.35” high-quality and smooth aluminium housing, the ELITE Portable is one of the smallest SSDs in the market..

08 May 2017 7:27 PM


Wanted justice, not revenge, says gangrape survivor Bilkis Bano

Bilkis was five months pregnant when she was gangraped and lost her three- and-a-half-year-old daughter in the Gujarat riots.

08 May 2017 7:24 PM

Pornstar bitten by shark while shooting underwater video

Molly Cavalli got into the water to shoot for a film ‘Shark Cage’ for adult entertainment company Camsoda

08 May 2017 7:20 PM

Odisha: Woman raped by lover and his five friends for four days

The incident came to light after the woman, aged about 18 years, escaped from the captivity of the accused persons.

08 May 2017 7:18 PM

Coordinating with Pakistan for safe return of Indian woman: MEA

The woman said that she was sedated, assaulted, tortured mentally and physically in Pakistan by a Pakistani man who had met her in Malaysia.

08 May 2017 7:17 PM

Pakistan-Afghanistan to use Google Maps to resolve border dispute

Pakistan inherited its 2,400-km (1,500-mile) border with its western neighbour when it gained independence from British Empire in 1947.

08 May 2017 7:02 PM