(Left) Available on both Android and iOS, Selfissimo is a unique camera app which can make life easy for selfie enthusiasts. These apps are created to take advantage of the improved camera hardware in ways the default camera app cannot. Now, Google for Research has released three free and experimental apps called Storyboard, Selfissimo and Scrubbies, on similar lines. SelfissimoAvailable on both Android and iOS, Selfissimo is a unique camera app which can make life easy for selfie enthusiasts. What makes it different from regular selfie apps is the ease with which it removes the shutter button out of the equation.

December 13, 2017 06:56 UTC

Or that Manmohan then tore into the BJP leader, asking him why he went uninvited to Pakistan after terrorist attacks in Udhampur and Gurdaspur. But today, on the anniversary of the 2001 attack on Parliament, the daggers were sheathed again. pic.twitter.com/Fn4RYDvqxL - Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 13, 2017Congress president Sonia Gandhi and president-elect Rahul Gandhi, too, were at Parliament. In a statement, Manmohan Singh said Modi was "setting a dangerous precedent by his insatiable desire to tarnish every constitutional office." (Inputs from ANI)WATCH | Manmohan: Modi tarnishing PM's office by spreading falsehood

December 13, 2017 06:44 UTC

The Google AI China Center will have a small group of researchers supported by several hundred China-based engineers. “It will be a small team focused on advancing basic AI research in publications, academic conferences and knowledge exchange,” said Fei-Fei Li, the chief scientist at Google’s cloud unit who will lead the Beijing research center. Artificial intelligence applications like image recognition only become accurate and useful once they are fed with huge reams of detailed user data. Without a strong Chinese user base, Google doesn’t have data that goes that deep on people in the country. But the company says the AI center is more focused on attracting top-notch researchers coming out of China, rather than data.

December 13, 2017 06:33 UTC

So, what happened was, Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, shared a tweet yesterday about launching the Be Santa campaign in Mumbai. Husband @Dev_Fadnavis leading Christmas prayers, wife @fadnavis_amruta launching Be Santa campaign. - Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) December 12, 2017Love , sharing & empathy have no religion - let’s accept all positivity around us & stay away from negative thoughts & demotivating energies ! @ShefVaidya - AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) December 12, 2017(FYI, 'evangelical' is anything related to the teachings of Christianity.) - AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) December 12, 2017So who do you think won this round of Twitter battle?

December 13, 2017 06:26 UTC

Nike Zoom Fly has a classy upper, which has a rather smooth texture finish, and the look isn’t entirely dissimilar from what we have seen in the Air Zoom Pegasus 34. And that brings us to the Nike Zoom Fly shoe. Before the Zoom Fly came along, the Air Zoom Pegasus also took advantage of all the learning that Nike imbibed from the Breaking2 project thus far. The Zoom Fly has a classy upper, which has a rather smooth texture finish, and the look isn’t entirely dissimilar from what we have seen in the Air Zoom Pegasus 34. The Nike Zoom Fly has a 10mm heel-to-toe drop.

December 13, 2017 06:22 UTC

more-inIndia crushed Sri Lanka by 141 runs in the second one-dayer to level the three-match series 1-1 in the second one-dayer of the three-match series in Mohali on Wednesday. The overcast conditions made it a very straightforward decision for Perera and India captain Rohit Sharma said he too would have done the same. Also Read Rohit Sharma scores record third ODI double centuryIndia made just one change, replacing Kuldeep Yadav with debutant Washington Sundar. Sri Lanka won the first match in Dharamsala convincingly by seven wickets after bowling out India for 112. PreviewThe Ajinkya Rahane mystery clouded the Indian team’s preparation ahead of the second One-Day International against Sri Lanka at the PCA Stadium here.

December 13, 2017 06:07 UTC

take over management of embattled realty firm Unitech Limited +apex court was seized of the matter +NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the order of National Company Law Tribunal ( NCLT ) allowing the Centre toA bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra halted the December 8 order of NCLT, which had suspended eight Unitech directors over allegations of mismanagement and siphoning of funds and permitted their substitution by government nominees.The bench stayed the NCLT order on the condition that Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra would resume negotiations from jail, where he is lodged at present, for sale of assets and properties of the realtor major to generate Rs 750 crore, which he has been asked to deposit in court for refund purposes. "When the matter is already pending in the Supreme Court the center should not move the NCLT. The order of the NCLT is stayed ," said CJI Dipak Misra.Attorney general K K Venugopal conceded that the Centre should not have approached NCLT whenrelating to Unitech's failure to refund home buyers.Complimenting the attorney general for being very fair to the court, the SC said this stand saved a lot of stress and time for the court and home buyers.During a hearing on Wednesday, senior lawyers Mukul Rohatgi and Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the real estate firm and its promoters, said the apex court had given time to Unitech chief Sanjay Chandra to negotiate from jail to sell assets to generate Rs 750 crore for refunding money to home buyers but, in the meantime, the Centre had approached the NCLT.Rohatgi alleged that the NCLT did not issue notice to the firm and its directors and passed the interim order, which was virtually a final order, and allowed the Centre to take over the firm.Unitech also put forth that the takeover of the management of the company by the Centre would make it difficult for them to deposit Rs 750 crore as directed by the apex court to safeguard the interests of nearly 20,000 homebuyers.The apex court had on October 30 said jailed businessman Chandra will be granted bail only after the real estate group deposited money with its registry by December end.Chandra and his brother Ajay were arrested in April after investors, who did not get flats in the company projects as promised, filed complaints of cheating against them.

December 13, 2017 06:05 UTC

Twelve years after the Parliament attack, Afzal Guru, one of the convicts, was hanged. On the 16th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other parliamentarians paid tributes to martyrs. ALL THAT HAPPENED FROM 2011 PARLIAMENT ATTACK TO AFZAL GURU HANGING:December 13, 2001: Five terrorists enter Parliament complex and open indiscriminate fire, killing nine people, including security personnel, and injuring 16 others. June 4, 2002: Charges framed against four people--Afzal Guru, Geelani, Shaukat Hussain Guru and Afsan Guru. December 18, 2002: Death sentence given to S A R Geelani, Shaukat Hussain Guru and Afzal Guru, while Afsan Guru let off.

December 13, 2017 05:58 UTC

A Supreme Court bench, on Tuesday, said that hotels and restaurants can sell bottled water and packaged food higher than its maximum retail price (MRP). According to Legal Metrology Act, a fine of Rs 25,000 or a jail term can be rewarded to the concerned person. According to the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of Indiaand hoteliers, government cannot prosecute business because they provide service, ambience and cutlery. As a result, in 2015, the hotel body moved the top court after the Delhi High Court had dismissed their review petition for charging higher than MRP. The hoteliers' association and their lawyers stand their ground as they believe that government cannot punish businesses because they provide service to people.

December 13, 2017 05:58 UTC

We are politicians, we should not say we don't know when it comes to anything." Believe it or not, that is campaign advice that the BJP's K S Eshwarappa, a former deputy chief minister of Karnataka, was quoted as giving his fellow partymen on December 4 - in a leading newspaper. According to an Indian Express report, K S Eshwarappa told BJP workers in Koppal that they should use their awareness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "machismo" to "spin" stories. "Former DyCM & BJP leader Eshwarappa has been caught on video asking BJP supporters to spread misinformation & abuse opponents," the tweet read. Former DyCM & BJP leader Eshwarappa has been caught on video asking BJP supporters to spread misinformation & abuse opponents.

December 13, 2017 05:57 UTC

accused the latter of colluding with Pakistan. +allegedly spreading "falsehood and canards" +#Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former PM Manmohan Singh at the Parliament. He lashed out at PM Modi forto "score political points in a lost cause. "My track record of public service to the country over last five decades is known to everyone. Instead, "the discussion was confined to India-Pakistan relations," he said.Singh added that the Congress "needs no sermons on "Nationalism" from a party and Prime Minister, whose compromised track record on fighting terrorism is well known."

December 13, 2017 05:55 UTC

After suffering an embarrassing defeat against Sri Lanka, India will aim to bounce back in the do-or-die second ODI of the three-match series in Mohali at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday. Follow live coverage of the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka HEREThe defeat not only hurt India, but it was also an eye-opener for a team that has remained dominant all throughout the long home season so far. Lanka, on the other hand, will strike with full force in order to clinch their maiden ODI series win this year. SquadsIndia: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul. Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.

December 13, 2017 05:38 UTC

PM Narendra Modi had promised that if elected to power, the NDA would find a mechanism to fast track cases against politicians, especially MPs and MLAs. Photo: Vipin Kumar/HTNew Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it proposes to set up 12 special courts to try a total of 1,581 criminal cases pending against legislators across the country. These would be set up for a period of one year to fast track disposal of cases against legislators. Modi had promised that if elected to power, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would find a mechanism to fast track cases against politicians, especially Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs). Reiterating its commitment to act against politicians with criminal cases, the government had asked home minister Rajnath Singh and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to find ways to fast track these cases.

December 13, 2017 05:37 UTC

AGRA: Social activist Anna Hazare has said he hoped that no Arvind Kejriwal emerged from his movement again.Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Kejriwal had taken part in Hazare's anti-corruption movement in 2011. Subsequently, he had parted ways with the social activist and launched his own political outfit. Both the Congress and the BJP are guilty (in this regard)," the 80-year-old social activist said.Lamenting that even after 70 years of achieving independence, democracy, in its true sense, was yet to come to India, Hazare said, "We do not want a government of capitalists. No Modi, no Rahul (Gandhi). We want a government which works for farmers' interests.

December 13, 2017 05:15 UTC

The crypto world has come under unprecedented scrutiny this year, with investment in bitcoin going mainstream after a roughly 1,600% surge in price. The roughly $460 billion digital currency world, spawned eight years ago from the almost exclusively male domain of bitcoin, is starting to open to women. “It’s still a handful, even though it’s growing,” said Ryan, about the presence of women in the blockchain world. The crypto world has come under unprecedented scrutiny this year, with investment in bitcoin going mainstream after a roughly 1,600% surge in price. “Both women and men should be extremely excited about this,” said Benartzi, who splits her time between Tel Aviv, California and Switzerland.

December 13, 2017 05:03 UTC