Facebook takes a big step in merging Messenger with Instagram, lets users text each other from a single app.

Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term idea of merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram is finally taking shape. Earlier this year we saw WhatsApp coming up with Facebook Messenger Rooms button, letting people jump directly to Messenger and start video calling. Now, the firm has decided...

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Car mishap on Dammam-Khobar Highway: Thousands mourn tragic death of 3 NRI best friends.

Indians across Saudi Arabia, especially those hailing from southern state of Kerala, mourned the tragic death of three youth who lost their lives in a car crash.Muhammad Shafeeq, Ansif, and Sanad, all aged 22, were involved in a car accident while they were returning after attending the National Day celebrations...

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Casio India launches new G-Shock watches and one of them is Dragon BallZ limited edition.

Watch brand Casio India has updated its ever-so-popular line of G-Shock watch in India with the GM-110 and a limited-edition Dragon BallZ (GA-110JDB-1A4). The second one here seems more interesting as its aims to bring back the 90s anime feel with its distinctive design. The GM-110 has a metallic look...

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah pilgrimage from Oct. 4.

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would start allowing pilgrims to perform Umrah in gradual stages, while taking the necessary precautions. The Ministry of Interior said the decision was made after assessing the developments of the coronavirus and in response to the desire of Muslims around the world to perform...

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Manali Desai first Indian-origin woman to head a Cambridge dept.

Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her not only the first Indian-origin woman to head a department in the 811-year-old university but also the first woman of colour to hold such a role.Desai, who calls herself a “hybrid...

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Taj Mahal reopens for visitors with strict Covid-19 protocol.

Amid tight measures in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Taj Mahal reopened for tourists in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra on Monday. The monument has been shut since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.During the visit, a strict Covid-19 protocol will be followed for checking tourists. All visitors...

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Paytm app removed from Google Play Store.

Paytm has been removed from the Google Play Store. The app is no longer available to download for Android users. Google's move to pull the app from the Play Store is said to be linked with Paytm's fantasy games offerings.Interestingly Google India published a blog post today highlighting the Play Store’s...

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Amitabh Bachchan to be Amazon Alexa’s first celebrity Indian voice.

Starting next year, Amithabh Bachchan is all set to give a unique voice experience to Amazon Alexa users. And he is going to be the first celebrity voice for Alexa in India, according to the company. The details regarding the same were announced in an official statement.As per the official statement...

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A new solar cycle has begun. What does this mean?

The Sun has entered a new solar cycle, officially known as Solar Cycle 25, Nasa has confirmed. This cycle commenced in December 2019, but the announcement comes now as it can take 10 months to calculate the cycle.☀️ Hearing a lot about our Sun today?Scientists just announced it’s in a new cycle...

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IPL 2020: Fans will have to wait.

When the Indian Premier League (IPL) was last held in the UAE six years ago, it was a landmark not just in terms of the biggest cricket league in the world making its maiden voyage to the desert.It was a watershed moment as fans wanted more than just a slice of the world's richest and most popular franchise...

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