Archive for February 1st, 2018

Apple sold record 22 mn handsets in US, iPhone X steals the show

New York, Feb 1 Apple sold a record 22.39 million smartphones in the US in the holiday season last year, increasing its market share from 37 per cent to 44 per cent — the highest ever for Apple on home turf, a new report said on Wednesday.

Since its launch…

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Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ leaves millions awestruck in India

New Delhi/Bengaluru, Feb 1  The much awaited “Supermoon” became visible in India a little later than expected on Wednesday but when it did, millions of stargazers across the country relished the rare celestial triple delight with a sense of awe.

The January 31 sighting of a “Blue Moon” and…

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Series of earthquake can shift Yamuna, others: HC

New Delhi, Feb 1  Observing minor tremors following an earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that a series of quakes can shift Yamuna River and other natural things from one place to another.

“Yamuna river is shifting from its place. Lakes are shifting…

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Vitamin D3 may heal or prevent damage to your heart

New York, Feb

 1 Are you suffering from heart disease? A treatment with Vitamin D3 might help restore damage to your cardiovascular system, finds a study.

Vitamin D3 is produced naturally when skin is exposed to the sun or through over-the-counter pills.

Several diseases, including high blood pressure…

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Nobody dare misbehave with women on my set: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai, Feb 1 Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, known for his chivalrous attitude, says nobody has dared to misbehave with a woman on his film sets.

The actor, who was feted with a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos along with Hollywood celebrities Cate Blanchett and Elton…

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Pancholi faces abetment charges in Jiah Khan suicide

Mumbai, Feb 1 The trial in actress Jiah Khan’s suicide is expected to begin in mid February after a Mumbai court framed charges against her boyfriend and Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi for abetting the 2013 death.

The trial will happen nearly five years after the 25-year old Jiah…

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Equities in green ahead of Budget 2018-19, Sensex at 36k

Mumbai, Feb 1  Ahead of the Union Budget 2018-19 presentation by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday traded with appreciable gains.

According to market observers, expectation of sops from the Union Budget, along with positive Asian markets and healthy buying in consumer…

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Mobile ad sales push Facebook revenue to $12.97 bn

San Francisco, Feb 1  Buoyed by mobile ads sales, Facebook reported $12.97 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter that ended December 31 — up 47 per cent from $8.81 billion in the same period last year.

Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 89 per cent of revenue for the…

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Trump says he plans to publish memo about Russia probe

Washington, Feb 1  US President Donald Trump sparked alarm within the FBI on Wednesday by saying that he plans to make public a memo prepared by the Republican party detailing alleged abuses by the agency and the Department of Justice in the investigation into presumed Russian interference in the 2016…

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US dollar falls as Fed keeps rates unchanged

Washington, Feb 1  The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rates unchanged.

The US central bank on Wednesday decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.25 to 1.5 percent after the…

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