Xiaomi sells ‘over 1 million smartphones in 48 hours’

Xiaomi sells ‘over 1 million smartphones in 48 hours’

Xiaomi on Friday announced that it sold more than one million smartphones within 48 hours between 20 to 22 September during its festive sale. Last year the company sold same amount of smartphones in 18 days. Xiaomi smartphones with attractive offers were made available across leading partner platforms Flipkart and Amazon during their respective festive […]

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 rifle that has become the world’s most widespread assault weapon, was unveiled in the Russian capital city of Moscow earlier this week. The monument was commissioned by the Russian Military History Society and was installed in time for the Day of the Armourer, celebrated in […]

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir through dialogue: China

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir through dialogue: China

China on Friday stuck to its neutral stance on Kashmir, saying the issue should be resolved by India and Pakistan through dialogue after Islamabad raked it up at the UN. Beijing also sought to steer clear of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) call for implementation of the UN resolution on Kashmir. “China has noted […]

Syria opposition activist, daughter murdered in Turkey : Police

Syria opposition activist, daughter murdered in Turkey : Police

A Syrian opposition activist and her journalist daughter have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, Turkish police said on Friday. The bodies of 60-year-old Orouba Barakat and her 22-year-old daughter Halla were found overnight in their apartment in Istanbul’s Uskudar neighborhood in the Asian side of the city, news agency Reuters reported. Turkish […]

ATMs turn 50 this year

ATMs turn 50 this year

Although Automated Teller Machines or ATMs turn 50 years old this year, they  were introduced in India and Pakistan in 1987 by HSBC and Habib Bank, respectively. They’re ubiquitous and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things. It was a radical move when Barclays installed cash machines in […]

Two arrested for Banihal militant attack: Police

Two arrested for Banihal militant attack: Police

Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two militants it says were involved in Wednesday’s deadly attack on an SSB party in Banihal  belt of Jammu and Kashmir. Gaznafar and Arif have been arrested in connection with the attack in which one SSB trooper was killed and another injured during a major combing operation in […]

UN: Afghan diplomat backs India’s ‘Pakistan is Terroristan’ response

UN: Afghan diplomat backs India’s ‘Pakistan is Terroristan’ response

Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the UN General Assembly Session, India slammed Pakistan for its “support to terrorism,” labelling it as “Terroristan” and received support from an Afghan diplomat. “In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror,” Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to […]