‘Diamond rush’ in Nagaland village, govt deputes geologists to investigate.

News of what was believed to be diamonds being found in Wanching, a village in Mon district of Nagaland, spread like wildfire after photographs and video clips of villagers digging for the purported precious stone went viral on various social media platforms, prompting the state government to order an investigation...

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22-year-old Bastar geek develops super computer.

A 22-year-old geek from Maoist-hit Bastar has developed a mini super-computer with speed and efficiency that can match an assembly of 32 computers. Engineering graduate Saad Memon developed the computer with Rs 5 lakh financial aid from a Pune-based engineering college, where he studied.He has also filed...

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Millions of Facebook users pass on $650 million privacy jackpot.

Facebook Inc. will be making payouts to only about a quarter of the 6 million Illinois residents eligible for the biggest consumer privacy settlement in U.S. history.Based on a tally filed in court after Monday’s claims deadline, some 1.57 million people will probably pocket more than $300 each -- after...

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Harley-Davidson owners take out ‘Dark Ride’ rallies to protest India pull-out.

Harley-Davidson owners' group on Sunday conducted protest rallies called 'Dark Rides' in as many as 14 cities in the country against the decision of the American motorcycle company to pull out of India, and in a bid to show support to Harley-Davidson dealers who say they have been left in the lurch...

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Elon Musk just beat Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest man.

Elon Musk has beaten Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the second richest person in the world as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s net worth is now about $128 billion after it shot up by $100 billion this year.It will take Musk a while to rise to the number one position on the list...

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Indian government bans 43 apps.

The Indian government on Tuesday banned 43 mobile apps, many of them Chinese, in India under section 69A of the IT Act.The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that the action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in ‘activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty...

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Saudi to offer Covid-19 vaccine for free to citizens and residents.

The ministry is aiming to have enough vaccines to cover 70 per cent of the country’s population, who have not yet contracted Covid-19, by the end of 2021, officials told local media.“Saudi Arabia is obtaining vaccines for public health purposes and therefore it has not included them on the list of products...

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UK’s richest man partners with Hyundai to make hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s richest man, is joining forces with Hyundai Motor Co. in a bid to give hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the boost they need to become more mainstream.Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group will explore opportunities to produce and supply hydrogen to Hyundai, which has been making fuel cell vehicles...

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Chingari records highest engagement time, user base grows to 38 million.

Chingari, an Indian video-sharing social networking platform, on Friday said it has registered highest engagement time – more than 51 minutes per day. The company said the average engagement time is higher than Facebook’s and other Indian social networking platforms.Chingari said it now has more...

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Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof.

An Indonesian man became a millionaire overnight after a meteor crashed through his roof. Josua Hutagalung, 33, is a coffin maker from Sumatra who became astronomically richer after he recently sold the meteorite for over 1 million pounds - or roughly ₹ 9.8 crore. Mr Hutagalung was working outside...

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