Author: 0 Opposition in disarray over Ram Nath Kovind as presidential nominee

Educated in London School of Economics and an IFS officer, Narayanan's qualifications may be more impressive but Kovind too was a diligent student and had reportedly cracked the prestigious UPSC examination but opted out as he did not get the service of his choice.

Technology Mozilla's privacy driven Firefox Focus browser finally comes to Android
Author: 0 Mozilla's privacy driven Firefox Focus browser finally comes to Android

Then in November 2016, the company rebranded the app as Firefox Focus , adding to it a basic browser (no tabs, no visual clutter, and one tap to erase your sessions) in addition to the content blocker. The company has finally confirmed the Mozilla Firefox Focus Android release today. Browsers are increasingly packing in anonymous modes that don't let others on the web track your activity, and Apple and Google say they're going to block videos that autoplay.

Technology Pakistan win Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Pakistan win Champions Trophy

The 37-year-old further said that at present, Pakistan have got a team that has the ability to develop into one of the top three teams by the time the 2019 World Cup is played in England. "I don't see any relevance of the first game here because you can never tell how a particular team starts a tournament". "We have to identify the players we want to take forward".

Author: 0 Switch Firmware Update Adds New Friend Options, Keyboard Support And More

Fuze is an accessible learning environment for children as young as six to learn to code. The software will help users learn how to code in Fuze Basic without any prior coding experience. Nintendo Switch owners can download the version 3 .0 update now. Nintendo has a full changelog on its official support site, where it also walks you through the relatively simple update process.

Technology Google Store: Buy a Pixel XL and get a free Google Home
Author: 0 Google Store: Buy a Pixel XL and get a free Google Home

Customers who return or cancel their order of Pixel XL must also return the Google Home device to receive a full refund. The deal on the Google Home when you buy a Pixel XL is only available in the USA at the moment and you can find out more details at the link below.

Technology Somalia blast kills at least 15, police say
Author: 0 Somalia blast kills at least 15, police say

Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said they were behind the attack, and its target was government officials. "More than 10 cars were destroyed in the explosion". The militant group, Al-Shabaab has not commented on the latest development in regard to the alleged capture of the intelligence commander behind a series of suicide bombings of hotels, Africa Union bases and other public places in the Horn of Africa nation.

Technology Nubia M2 Play with Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB RAM, Android 7.0 launched
Author: 0 Nubia M2 Play with Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB RAM, Android 7.0 launched

It sits lower than the M2 and closer to the M2 Lite . Just below it is a fingerprint scanner to unlock your device quickly. Nubia M2 Play runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with nubiaUI 5.0 skin. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with an f/2.4 aperture, 84-degree wide-angle lens for capturing selfies and making video calls.

Author: 0 US top court rules for Microsoft in Xbox class action fight (MSFT)

Microsoft showed the new Xbox One X at E3 2017 and it is a lovely machine but inessential. That's £100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro which was released previous year. Microsoft has been keen to include its PC user base in future gaming plans as shown by the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which debuted a year ago.

Author: 0 Taylor Swift Celebrates Sales Landmarks by Offering Catalog for Streaming

Six months later she struck a deal with Apple Music for her "1989" album after Apple bowed to pressure and agreed to pay artists during a free trial of its new streaming music service. As Buzzfeed summarized, Swift pulled all her music from Spotify in late 2014. In Swift's version, the 27-year-old singer said: "She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour".

Author: 0 Tech CEOs meet Donald Trump to discuss overhauling government's computer systems

Another tech meeting is also scheduled later for this week, though that is expected focused more on new technologies such as the IoT, and drones. Kushner applauded the work already done by some agencies to modernize decades-old federal systems by making the government "more transparent and responsive to citizens needs", including Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's work in moving the agency to electronic health records.

Technology Microsoft's Killer Instinct is on its way to Steam
Author: 0 Microsoft's Killer Instinct is on its way to Steam

Thanks to @CEOJebailey for helping us break the news. As a live attendee at CEO 2017, I have to say that watching the Killer Instinct top eight bracket play out in the main hall was incredibly encouraging. As mentioned earlier, other than the confirmation, the release date has not been unveiled, putting other players on edge. Killer Instinct finished its third season a year ago but new content is still on the way.

Technology Baby Benz: Mercedes-Benz A-Class will finally come to the US
Author: 0 Baby Benz: Mercedes-Benz A-Class will finally come to the US

The concept sported a more traditional notchback design as opposed to the coupe-like shape of the CLA . Although the A-Class is a small vehicle and compacts are struggling to find buyers in the United States at the moment due to continuing low fuel prices, luxury compacts are actually doing quite well, so now should be as good a time as any to finally launch it.

Technology Rep. Scalise undergoes third surgery, fellow Rep
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise undergoes third surgery, fellow Rep

Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. He has required surgery several times since the shooting. The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels. Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said.

Technology After US shoots down Syrian jet, Russian Federation threatens unsafe escalation
Author: 0 After US shoots down Syrian jet, Russian Federation threatens unsafe escalation

The Russian defense ministry said in a statement on Monday that it was suspending the deal after the US military confirmed that it downed a Syrian Air Force fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near USA partner forces. After the shoot-down, the Pentagon issued a statement saying that it was a defensive action and did not seek "to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them".

Author: 0 Theresa May plays down risk of clash with Russian forces in Syria

Spicer said Monday that Washington would work to keep lines of communication open to, in his words, "de-conflict potential issues". "Any aircraft, including planes and drones of the global coalition, detected in the operation areas west of the Euphrates River by the Russian air forces will be followed by Russian ground-based air defense and air defense aircraft as air targets ", Russia's Defense Ministry said in the statement .

Technology Meet the Houseguests Competing on Big Brother 19
Author: 0 Meet the Houseguests Competing on Big Brother 19

The two-hour premiere will be followed up by a one-hour episode Thursday, June 29 at 9 p.m. ET. Viewers are now encouraged to vote for their bets, and the contestant who will gain the highest vote will be proclaimed as the victor in their own right.

Author: 0 Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts, But Is It Too Late?

Along with its new line of computer and laptops, the tech giant has also launched a screen-free computer, powered by Siri , which doubles down as a top-notch home audio device. The device was previewed on stage Monday at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose. All thanks to Apple's new AirPlay 2 .

Author: 0 Watch Jared Kushner hold meeting at White House with tech CEOs

An all-star contingent of tech CEOs will meet with President Donald Trump , as well as other top federal officials Monday, to talk about using technology to modernize the US government and other more contentious issues such as immigration.

Author: 0 Apple and Ikea to launch an AR furniture app this fall

In the future, Valdsgaard suggested, the purchase could take place within the app. Tech Titan Apple and furniture purveyor Ikea are working together to produce an AR app. The app is scheduled for a launch this coming fall, with about 500-600 IKEA products being available at the start. While shopping directly in the app is definitely a planned feature, Valdsgaard admitted that it might not be included in the first version.

Author: 0 Ward vs Kovalev II: Round by round analysis

Ward and Kovalev (at least until recently on the latter) probably deserve to be ranked ahead of Stevenson based on their competition of late, but the champ is the champ until someone beats him. "He was hurt and he wasn't reacting so the referee stopped it". Since their original matchup last November, many shots have been fired between Ward and Kovalev .

Author: 0 Xbox One X Console Coming In November

Along with these announcements, the division's head Phil Spencer confirmed that the original Xbox games will be coming to the console under its backwards compatibility program. So, in terms of the hardware inside the console, you're getting your money's worth, especially if you consider you're benefitting from Microsoft's negotiating clout with the suppliers who provide the parts for the Xbox One X .

Technology Solar Red HTC U11 coming to the US
Author: 0 Solar Red HTC U11 coming to the US

The striking "Solar Red" was left for other regions, but that changes today, as the company has just announced pre-orders for the new color for U.S. customers. "Customers can begin pre-ordering HTC U11 in Solar Red soon after 12am midnight Eastern Time tonight, June 20th, exclusively at", says HTC.

Technology Two Pakistan Navy personnel martyred in firing incident
Author: 0 Two Pakistan Navy personnel martyred in firing incident

The sailors were transporting iftar items from the Jiwani city when their vehicle was attacked by four assailants riding two motorbikes. A spokesman for the Pakistan Navy, however, said that three naval personnel had been injured. Gwadar port and Baluchistan are the integral part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and both countries have agreed to bolster security for the people, including Chinese nationals, working on different projects under the United States dollars 50 billion project.

Author: 0 Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro Specs, Features

It has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 6 teraflops of graphics performance and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. The console has the kind of horsepower that you'd expect in a high-end gaming PC. "I'll tell you, I've never heard a developer say publicly or privately that somehow they're held back". "The majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One] S.

Technology 76ers Chose Markelle Fultz Over Jimmy Butler
Author: 0 76ers Chose Markelle Fultz Over Jimmy Butler

It appears as if the Chicago Bulls have attempted to move Jimmy Butler ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft . What's stopping the Celtics from pursuing Butler in July if they need to or want to, depending on how Hayward's free agency concludes? It's no secret that the Celtics covet Butler more than any other team in the league, giving general manger Danny Ainge reason to trade down in the Draft.

Author: 0 Several sailors' bodies found on stricken Navy destroyer

On Sunday, the Lake Monticello Fire Department and the Louisa County Sheriff's Office said the body of Dakota Rigsby, a volunteer firefighter with the fire department, was among others that were found when the Philippine-flagged ship damaged one machinery room and two berthing areas for 116 crew members and began taking in water.

Technology Doctor dad wants to stop preteens from using smartphones
Author: 0 Doctor dad wants to stop preteens from using smartphones

PAUS will need to collect roughly 100,000 signatures over the next year and a half to get the issue on the ballot in the fall of 2018. "Retailers must verbally inquire about the age of the intended primary owner of the smartphone prior to the sale, document the response, and file a monthly report to the Department of Revenue", the proposal states.

Technology Cristiano Ronaldo Has Confided In Fergie About His Next Move
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Has Confided In Fergie About His Next Move

Spanish newspaper Marca said that Ronaldo believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star and that "he is judged without people really knowing him". "The manager is Jose Mourinho and his relationship at the end with him at Real Madrid was hard, it wasn't good". It is also reported that this wouldn't hinder any potential deal for Ronaldo's team-mate Alvaro Morata.

Technology BJP misusing CBI, IT dept to implicate Satyendar Jain: AAP
Author: 0 BJP misusing CBI, IT dept to implicate Satyendar Jain: AAP

CBI is probing a money laundering case against Jain. However, the officers only sought clarifications from Jain's wife as three preliminary inquiries against the minister continue, reported NDTV . Jain had denied all allegations levelled against him. The agency had registered a preliminary enquiry against Jain in connection with allegations of money laundering.

Author: 0 Take-Two Pulls Two GTA Online Mods

The official release of OpenIV indicated that Take-Two cited that the mod tool allowed for the violation of their rights by defeating its security features and modifying the software. Get your fill of the best sandbox games on PC . "Spending time just to restore status quo is really unproductive, and all the money in the world can't compensate the loss of time".

Technology Microsoft Surface Laptop is extremely hard to fix
Author: 0 Microsoft Surface Laptop is extremely hard to fix

Recall that recently the Apple iPad Pro has been on the table of specialists portal iFixit , and they awarded him a score of 1 on a scale of maintainability of a possible 10. iFixit states that the Surface Laptop gets zero regarding repairability as it was manufactured with the intention of never being opened or repaired.

Technology Amazon Said To Plan Cuts To Shed Whole Foods' Pricey Image
Author: 0 Amazon Said To Plan Cuts To Shed Whole Foods' Pricey Image

Ocado plc ( OCDDY ) shares surged the most in almost a year Monday on speculation that it could become an acquisition target for Amazon Inc. Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its current brand and Mackey will maintain his position at the company.

Author: 0 Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup

It took a while for both sides to settle but the first real action of interest was possibly the most contentious. Pepe scored a rebound after Ronaldo hit the crossbar in the 20th minute, but VAR determined that Pepe was offside on the initial shot.

Technology Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli
Author: 0 Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli

Sarfraz Ahmed's side suffered a shambolic 124-run loss to India on DLS in their first match a fortnight ago but closed the campaign a team transformed with their fourth win in a row. "Fakhar is a great impact player, he played like a champion batsman today". "They are ranked higher than us - so everyone is talking about India , India ".

Author: 0 Wenger risking loss of Arsenal star with contract delay?

The England worldwide made 29 Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger's side last season but only 16 of those came as a starter. The 23-year-old is not the only footballer taking advantage of the period in between the end of the previous campaign and the beginning of pre-season.

Author: 0 Amazon acquires huge grocery store chain

Following the announcement of Amazon's plan to purchase Whole Foods Market, Inc. The top 10 grocery retailers plus Amazon control less than half of the market, Blackledge says , and a patchwork of several hundred grocery chains, convenience stores, dollars stores as well as mom and pop stores make up the remainder.

Technology Xbox One Backwards Compatibility For Original Xbox Games Will Be Limited
Author: 0 Xbox One Backwards Compatibility For Original Xbox Games Will Be Limited

From the top CEO of the company down, if you talked to Satya [Nadella, Microsoft's CEO] he would say "I understand, we need to invest in content in the gaming space". United Kingdom customers will pay $499. "The Xbox One X is targeted at enthusiast Xbox fans". We did on hardware, we did on platform and [backward] compatibility and we will do this on first-party as well.

Technology Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

Scalise probably has hundreds of bullet fragments in his body, and doctors don't plan to remove them because usually there is more risk than benefit in doing so, Sava said . "He's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought", he said, adding that he hoped the country could become more unified in the aftermath of the shooting.

Technology Jay Z Announces New Album '4:44' For June 30
Author: 0 Jay Z Announces New Album '4:44' For June 30

A few days later, during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, a commercial aired that showed the same 4:44 logo with a video clip of Mahershala Ali , Danny Glover and Lupita Nyong'o, along with confirming that Tidal and Sprint were the hosts for whatever the project was.

Author: 0 Xbox One X can be placed vertically with optional stand

While Xbox One S is powered by eight core custom AMD CPU at 1.75GHzwith 500GB and 1TB. It's also worth remembering that the download size is typically smaller than the installed game size, so don't just leave 100GB free for Forza 7 . There was finely rendered stitching on the interior of the race cars, but the additional graphics power also gave developers the ability to flesh out the experience with such detail that you could see the windshield wipers rattling.

Author: 0 E3 2017 Was Much Better Than it's Been Given Credit For

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X , code-named the Project Scorpio , on the last Sunday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. As far as the specs go, the Xbox One X is a modern console with components that are designed for today's mid-range gaming PCs.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5 promo is here: the gorgeous looks of the device

In about few hours, OnePlus will pull the wraps off the eagerly-awaited OnePlus 5 . Earlier this month, OnePlus unveiled a teaser showing off the rear dual cameras and those lovely designs. Now, he has taken to Weibo to reveal a slew of camera samples taken by the OnePlus 5. The rumours surrounding OnePlus 5 also speak of two storage and RAM variants.

Technology Microsoft Exec Comment on Sony's Reason for Lack of Cross-Network Support
Author: 0 Microsoft Exec Comment on Sony's Reason for Lack of Cross-Network Support

Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after". Speaking with Venturebeat , Psyonix publishing boss Jeremy Dunham called Sony's stance frustrating, and said it made no sense. The big question now is "how will Rocket League run?" As usual, there are a ton of games to get excited about. Obviously, it's not as simple as just lifting the barrier, and everything is magically wonderful, as factors like network environment and a ...

Author: 0 Woodward has list of four 'fantasy' Man United signings

But nobody can deny the feeling of providence when entertaining the idea of Ronaldo, following eight years of asserting himself as perhaps the greatest of all time , coming back to the place where it all started to round off what has been an historical career.

Technology Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse for second day of sexual assault trial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse for second day of sexual assault trial

Cosby is accused of assaulting Constand while at his Philadelphia home . He faces 10 years in prison. A hush came over the Montgomery County courtroom when Andrea Constand , 44, walked to the witness box where she testified Cosby sexually assaulted her at his Cheltenham mansion in January 2004 after plying her with "three blue pills" and wine.

Technology Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell
Author: 0 Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

Portugal and Ronaldo take on Russian Federation in Moscow in their next fixture on Wednesday, and a win would be enough to see them leapfrog the current leaders into top spot in Group A. The 32-year-old wants to leave Real and has already informed his decision to his current employers. When you quit a club like Real Madrid , then any possible destination will perhaps be a step-down.

Technology Xbox One X: First impressions, price and release
Author: 0 Xbox One X: First impressions, price and release

But after spending a little time with it, I still need a little convincing that the high-end console, and it's $ 500 price tag, will appeal to most people. Despite the lack of this element, it is a fact that being able to play Original Xbox titles on Xbox One is the most important and the true goal of Microsoft .