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  1. भारतीय रेलवे अब खाने के लिए ऑनलाइन सेवाओं की मदद ले रहा है
  2. इस कड़ी में केएफसी और डोमिनोज़ जैसी फास्ट फूड सेवाएं सामने आ रही हैं
  3. अब ट्रेन के खाने के अलावा विविध व्यंजन भी यात्रियों की पहुंच में हैं

Sony Xperia XZ Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 49,990

Sony India as promised on Tuesday kicked off the sale of its flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ, in the country. Priced at Rs. 49,990, the Sony Xperia XZ is now available to buy via Amazon India and retail stores across the country. The new Sony flagship was unveiled late last month, and comes with an MRP of Rs. 51,990. Customers who pre-booked the smartphone will get a free Sony SWR30 SmartBand worth Rs. 8,990 with their Xperia XZ unit.

The biggest highlight of the Xperia XZ is its three rear camera sensors. According to Sony, the CMOS sensor can track and predict movement of objects in frame, reducing the chances of blurred shots. The smartphone also packs a laser autofocus sensor which makes the camera better at locking focus on objects, especially in low-light conditions; and the RGBC-IR sensor aims to provide accurate colour reproduction. All this is backed by the 6-element f/2.0 Sony G lens, and a 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor as well as Sony's own 'Bionz for mobile' image processor. You now also get manual control over focusing and shutter speed.
Sony claims the 13-megapixel wide-angle front camera packs an Exmor RS sensor that's 2.6 times bigger than the selfie camera seen on "regular flagship phones". The phone is IP68 certified, making it dust and water resistant. The 5.2-inch full-HD display features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Sony Xperia XZ variant launching in India is a hybrid dual-SIM unit, with support for 4G VoLTE on both SIMs. Additionally, this model comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, compared to 32GB seen on the single-SIM variant. The Snapdragon 820-powered Sony Xperia XZ packs in 3GB of RAM, features USB Type-C connectivity, and is powered by a 2900mAh battery. The Xperia XZ was initially unveiled at IFA 2016.

Honor 8: Top 5 Features

Honor 8: Top 5 Features


  • The Honor 8 is capable of handling multi-tasking with ease
  • It is a bit slippery in the hand due to the glass back
  • The smartphone does not support FM radio

Huawei Terminal's Honor brand at its New Delhi event on Wednesday launched the Honor 8(Review) smartphone in India at Rs. 29,999. The device is now up for sale onAmazon India, Flipkart, and the Honor Online Store, apart from several major retail outlets in the country. We'vereviewed the smartphone, and found that it packs some great features like the dual camera setup, the customised EMUI 4.1 OS, and a premium look and feel.
At this price tag, the Honor 8 is pegged to compete with the OnePlus 3 and the Asus ZenFone 3. While the two will give the Honor 8 a tough fight, there are a few things that make it stand out from the competition. In our review, we also found a few things that didn't impress us much as well. To narrow it down and make life easy, here are the top five things you need to know about the Honor 8 smartphone.

Navy Launches Tomahawk Missiles At Rebel Sites In Yemen After Attacks On U.S. Ships

This file photo shows guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze operating in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP)
The U.S. Navy launched Tomahawk missiles early Thursday from the Red Sea at three coastal radar sites in Yemen, destroying targets associated with rebel missile attacks on U.S. ships this week.

The missiles were launched from the destroyer USS Nitze at about 4 a.m. at three locations north of the Bab el-Mandeb strait, said Pentagon Press Peter Cook. President Barack Obama authorized the strikes upon the recommendations of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Here’s why fewer two-hero films are made in Bollywood today

Shahid Kapoor will be seen alongside Ranveer Singh in Padmavati, and with Saif Ali Khan in Rangoon.

Movies that feature two lead stars have been a winning proposition right from the start. Films such as Andaz (1949), Sholay (1975), Deewaar (1975), Shaan (1980), Saagar (1985), Ram Lakhan (1989), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Karan Arjun (1995) and Dostana (2008), which starred several big actors, are testimony to the fact. However of late, two-hero films have become a rarity.

To tackle Jio, Airtel offers free calls and additional data

With Jio craze showing no sign of subsiding, Airtel has finally started reacting to it. The company had earlier came out with some specific data plans through which it hoped to match the low data prices offered by Jio but now it is countering Jio's promise of "free calls" by offering its pre-paid users similar functionality through a couple of new apps.

While nice, there are conditions that apply on Airtel offer. The company says that additional free data and free calls are available through two new apps called Airtel Cloud and Airtel Dialer. "Airtel Cloud provides 2GB of free cloud storage and back up.... there are no data upload charges for the scheduled overnight backups for prepaid customers currently and this benefit will be made available to postpaid customer soon. Airtel Dialer offers 50 minutes of free Airtel-to-Airtel calling benefits, in addition to its call management feature," said an Airtel spokesperson. 

JNU orders probe into burning of PM effigy on Dussehra

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the burning of an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others by a section of students on the campus on the occasion of Dussehra by projecting them as Ravana.

“We have ordered an inquiry into the effigy burning incident and are examining the issue,” said JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar, whose picture was also put on the effigy set ablaze on Tuesday night.

Cabinet nod for IIM at Jammu

The HinduA class in session at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. File photo.

Jammu is set to get an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) from the current academic session as part of the Prime Minister’s development package for the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

An out-campus will be set up in the Kashmir region later.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment and operationalisation of the IIM in Jammu on a temporary campus at the Old Government College of Engineering and Technology from the academic year of 2016-17.

Need to have one cancer institute in every state: Nadda

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Underlining the need to set up one cancer institute in every state, Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said the government is developing 20 such centres across the country.

Nadda, addressing a four-day global conference on head-neck cancer here, also said the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Jhajjar will be commissioned in July 2018.

Huge shortage of trained oncologists in India: Doctors

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) There is a huge shortage of trained oncologists in India that is hindering early screening of cancer in people affected by the disease, top doctors today said.

They also pitched for giving training to general practitioners and other doctors to detect early warning signs so as to address the disease in curable stage before it becomes malignant.

CCTVs to help Pb police monitor vehicles coming from J&K

Pathankot, Oct 12 (PTI) Vehicles coming from Jammu and Kashmir will be under the radar of security personnel with the Punjab Police today installing CCTV cameras at Madhopur inter-state check post, which serves as an entry point to the vehicles coming from the neighbouring state.

"We have installed eight CCTV (cameras) at Madhopur inter-state barrier which will allow the police to keep an eye on all the vehicles coming from Jammu and Kashmir," Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal said.

Maha to invest Rs 5,000 cr for broadband in each village

Mumbai, Oct 12 (PTI) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said Maharashtra will be investing over Rs 5,000 crore for taking high-speed Internet connectivity to each of the 29,000 villages in the state by 2018.

"By 2018, we want to take fiber to each and every village. Once connectivity is established, we can use it for lot of applications ranging from education to healthcare to government services," Fadnavis said at an event here.

A project of this size will cost "not less than Rs 5,000 crore", the Chief Minister added.

He said the project, called 'Mahanet', is on the lines of the Centre's ambitious Bharatnet, which aims to take connectivity in a phased manner with the first milestone of having 1 lakh villages by March 2017.

Fadnavis said a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be formed with private companies as partners, who shall ensure that the project gets completed in time.

"We are creating not just smart cities, but also smart villages," he said, referring to the pet project of the Union Government.

Fadnavis said at present, the broad architecture of the project is being readied and he promised to present it before everybody soon.- PTI

Separatists extend strike call till Oct 20

Srinagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Separatists, who have been spearheading the ongoing unrest in Kashmir for the last 96 days, today extended the shutdown call till October 20 even as people began resuming their normal activities.

In a fresh protest calendar for the upcoming week, the separatist camp, comprising leaders of both factions of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, has asked people to march towards Raj Bhavan to hand over a memorandum to the Governor on Friday.

Railways to sign MoU with Germany for high-speed trains

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Aiming to reduce travel time significantly, Railways will ink a pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in the country.

Accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, German Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt, will meet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on October 14.

Separatists extend strike call till Oct 20

Srinagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Separatists, who have been spearheading the ongoing unrest in Kashmir for the last 96 days, today extended the shutdown call till October 20 even as people began resuming their normal activities.

In a fresh protest calendar for the upcoming week, the separatist camp, comprising leaders of both factions of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, has asked people to march towards Raj Bhavan to hand over a memorandum to the Governor on Friday.

Goa govt allows SWR to use land for doubling of tracks

Panaji, Oct 12 (PTI) The Goa State Board for Wildlife today cleared the proposal of South Western Railway (SWR) for use of land along the existing track in Goa for double- tracking project.

"It was decided to allow the SWR to convert the change of land use in the forest area along the existing track which was required for the double-tracking project," Goa Forest Minster Rajendra Arlekar told PTI today.

Curfew in interior areas of Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 13 (PTI) Curfew today remained in force in interior areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure even as normal life remained affected in the Valley for the 97th day.

A police official said curfew remains in force in five police station areas of downtown Srinagar.

Curbs on the movement of people in the police station areas of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal and Maharaj Gunj have been imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The Gandhi the world does not know much about

New Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) Named 'Kastur' after the scent the world knows as musk, she was the youngest of three siblings in a wealthy family of Kapadias who had well established overseas business in textiles, grain and cotton.

Known to the world as Kasturba, wife of a man the world venerated as a prophet of peace, for Kastur the child bride who married the boy next door, Mohandas was self righteous and overbearing husband, says a new book "The Secret Diary of Kasturba", an imaginary chronicle of the life of Kasturba by Neelima Dalmia Adhar.

पीपीफ पर ब्याज़ और घटेगी

पीपीफ पर ब्याज़ और घटेगी

Rupee drops 29 paise against dollar in early trade

Mumbai, Oct 13 (PTI) The rupee was trading lower by 29 paise at 66.82 against the American currency in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market as the dollar strengthened overseas amid a lower opening of the domestic equity market.

Forex dealers said increased demand for the US currency from importers and the greenback's gains against other currencies overseas after minutes of the Federal Reserve s last meeting pointed at an interest rate hike this year, put pressure on the rupee.

On Monday, the rupee had gained 15 paise to end at 66.53 against the American currency on hopes of more foreign capital inflows.

Forex market remained closed on Tuesday and Wednesday on account of Dussehra and Muharram, respectively.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 265.21 points, or 0.94 per cent, to 27,817.13 in early trade today.

ATS nabs two suspected Pak spies in Kutch

Ahmedabad, Oct 12 (PTI) The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has nabbed two persons allegedly working as spies for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, police said.

Both of them were held tonight from Kutch district, which shares border with the neighbouring country.

"ATS was keeping a close watch on the movement of two residents of Khavda village of Kutch for last one year on the suspicion that they are working as spies of Pakistan's ISI.

Both of them were held by ATS today," a police official said on the condition of anonymity.

"We have learnt that ATS has recovered one Pakistani SIM card along with a mobile phone during the search of their house," he added.

The arrest comes amid rising tension between India and Pakistan. - PTI

3 killed, 2 injured in multiple collisions

Coimbatore, Oct 12 (PTI) Three persons were killed on the spot and two injured in multiple collisions involving a car, two wheeler and a bus at Thudiyalur on the city outskirts tonight, police said.

All the deceased were occupants of the car.

Police said the speeding car rammed into a motorcycle from behind, throwing both the rider and pillion off.

The car driver then lost control of his vehicle, smashed into a median and careened onto the other lane, hitting a private bus before coming to a stop.

The three occupants of the car have been identified and were from the city, police said.

The two injured persons have been hospitalised. - PTI

Man mowed down in southeast Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) A 52-year-old man was mowed down by an over speeding car in southeast Delhi's Jaitpur area while his 20-year-old niece, who was accompanying him, had a narrow escape, police said today.

The incident took place around 10.30 PM when Raj Mangal Singh and his niece Pinki were walking towards their home from a clinic located in Jaitpur area, police said.

Here’s how you can keep your bones healthy

Common dietary mistakes that have a harmful effect on our bones, but there are ways you can keep your bones healthy. Here are some of them.
To have healthy bones, consume vitamin D and calcium. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Fortis Healthcare has issued guidelines to keep the bones healthy.

India ranked 97th of 118 in global hunger index

  1. Poverty, unemployment, lack of sanitation and safe drinking water are main factors for the sorry state.
  2. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) makes the annual calculations of GHI.
TOI image used for representation
NEW DELHI: India continues to have serious levels of widespread hunger forcing it to be ranked a lowly 97 among 118 developing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated this year.

India and China to cooperate on Delhi-Nagpur Highspeed rail

India and China have signed two inter-governmental

Centre approves Rail Infra Projects worth Rs.21000 Crore

Giving a big push to rail infrastructure, government approved a line expansion programme to the tune of about Rs. 21,000 crores to facilitate smooth movement of freight and passenger trains in 11 states.

The Union Cabinet approved the massive line expansion programme that includes nine projects of track construction for a total length of 1937.38 km at an estimated cost of Rs. 20867.24 crore, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Atrocity Act will stay, Fadnavis assures Dalits

Nagpur, Oct 11 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tonight assured the Dalit community that notwithstanding the demand from a section of the society, a legislation on prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes will not be abolished.

Addressing a huge gathering at 'Deekshabhoomi' here on 60th Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Day, which marks the mass conversion to Buddhism by B R Ambedkar and his followers in 1956, he said there was a strong demand from a section of the Maratha community to repeal the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as it is allegedly being misused, but the act will stay.

SDMC to set up artistic gazebos in 600 parks

New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) At least 600 parks in south Delhi would soon have artistic gazebos as the area's civic body has initiated the process to enhance the 'look and feel' of its horticultural facility and provide better services to people.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started setting up of thematic gazebos and garden huts in its medium-sized and major parks, officials today said.

5.3 magnitude quake felt in Lakshadweep

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale today hit the Lakshadweep Sea region.

According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake hit the Lakshadweep Sea around 4:01 AM at a depth of 10 km.

There were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property. - PTI

Shilpa Shetty's father passes away

Mumbai, Oct 11 (PTI) Actress Shilpa Shetty's father Surendra today died due to cardiac arrest, at his residence in suburban Andheri.

"We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing away of Surendra Shetty, husband of Sunanda Shetty and loving father to Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shamita Shetty," Shilpa, 41, said in a statement here.

Bachchan feels fortunate to be working with Aamir

Mumbai, Oct 11 (PTI) Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be teaming up with Aamir Khan for "Thugs Of Hindostan", and he feels fortunate to be working with the actor.

The Aditya Chopra's home production will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of "Dhoom 3" fame.

2 arrested after Sikh-American brutally assaulted in US

San Francisco, Oct 11 (PTI) Two persons have been arrested in connection with an alleged hate crime attack on a 41-year-old Sikh-American IT expert in the US, police said today.

Maan Singh Khalsa was attacked on September 25 in Richmond Bay area, California when a group of white men in a pickup truck began to attack him, completely unprovoked.

Prez, PM of Nepal call for unity and cooperation

Kathmandu,  (PTI) Nepal's top leadership today called for the need for unity and cooperation among people for smooth implementation of the new Constitution, which has been deadlocked amid protests.

Extending greetings on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari have asked the people to be oriented towards virtuous thinking while keeping "positive thoughts" to move ahead in the campaign of building a prosperous Nepal.

Bill Clinton was a predator, worst abuser of women: Trump

Washington, (PTI) Calling former US president Bill Clinton a "predator" and the "worst abuser" of women, Donald Trump today threatened to expand his attack on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her husband if they release more "inappropriate" tapes.

"If they want to release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we'll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things. There are so many of them, folks," Trump told a rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

I am struggling with my rhythm initially: Ashwin

Indore,  (PTI) It has been a remarkable series against New Zealand for Ravichandran Ashwin with 20 wickets so far but India's off-spinner says he has struggled to get into rhythm at the start of his spells.

Ashwin bowled superbly today to take six for 81 to skittle out the visitors for 299.

"It's very important for me to get into a good rhythm.

India face China in must-win BRICS game

Bambolim  (PTI) Locked in a do-or-die situation, India have their task cut out as they take on China in the fourth round of the BRICS U-17 football tournament, here tomorrow.

China, who drew against South Africa in their last match, have one point from three matches. India, on the other hand, have lost both their matches and tomorrow's match is crucial for them to stay afloat in this competition.

ATK out to halt Mumbai's winning run

Mumbai,  (PTI) Mumbai City FC s winning run in the Hero Indian Super League will be seriously challenged by former champions Atletico de Kolkata in an interesting third round clash at Mumbai Football Arena here tomorrow.

Mumbai City FC won their first two matches without conceding a goal, and although both victories were achieved by a single goal, coach Alexandre Guimaraes should be pleased with the clean sheets. Atletico de Kolkata are also unbeaten.

Ashwin takes six as India inch closer towards 'Whitewash'

Indore,  (PTI) A splendid six-wicket effort from premier strike bowler Ravichandran Ashwin saw India maintain their stranglehold on New Zealand and remain firmly on course for a 3-0 series whitewash at the end of third day's play in the final Test match here.

Riding on Ashwin's brilliant figures of 6/81, India bowled out New Zealand for 299 thereby taking a healthy first-innings lead of 258 runs.

Virat Kohli, however, did not enforce the follow-on and India were 18 for no loss at stumps increasing their overall lead to 276 runs.

'Not ready' Tiger Woods postpones comeback

'Not ready' Tiger Woods postpones comeback
Los Angeles,  (AFP) Tiger Woods rocked the golf world Monday after abruptly cancelling his long-awaited comeback, raising fresh questions about his ability to return to the highest levels of the sport he once ruled.

Just three days after the PGA Tour issued a statement trumpeting the former world number one's participation at the Safeway Open in California this week, Woods announced he was not ready to return from his 14-month injury layoff.

Preity Zinta hits out at paparazzi

Mumbai,  (PTI) Preity Zinta says she does not like the way photographers pounce on her to take pictures as it makes the actress uncomfortable.

The 41-year-old star slammed the increasing paparazzi culture in the country, saying these days no one politely asks for a photograph.

Sushant-Kriti have amazing chemistry: Varun

Actor Varun Sharma is all praise for his "Raabta" co-stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon and says the duo share a great chemistry in the film.

"Raabta" is an upcoming love story, which marks Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut.

Talking about his experience while filming the movie, the "Fukrey" actor told PTI, "The whole experience was great.

Bollywood eternal diva Rekha turns 62

Mumbai,  (PTI) Actress Rekha, whose 'Umrao Jaan' continues to mesmerise everyone, while her 'Khoobsurat' Manju warms hearts even now, turned 62 today.

Hailed as one of the most versatile actresses of Hindi film industry, Rekha started her career in 1966 at the age of 12 in National award-winning Telugu film "Rangula Ratnam".

Dilip Kumar excited about grandniece Sayyesha's BW debut

Mumbai, Oct 10 (PTI) Actress Sayyeshaa Saigal, set to make her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn's "Shivaay", says her grandfather and legendary star Dilip Kumar is thrilled about her entry into Hindi cinema.

Sayyeshaa is the daughter of actors Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu, and the grandniece of actors Saira Banu and Kumar.

Weight loss: How to get out of 'biochemical prison'

New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Tired of heavy doses of advice on carbs, proteins, workout to attain the seemingly impossible 'weight loss'? 

Don't lose heart. A new book claims there is an altogether new way to weight loss using Ayurveda.

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