“Taliban Will Have Role In Afghanistan, But Not Dominant One”, Says Iran

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As concerns grow in India about a resurgent Taliban and the possibility of the terror group coming to power in Afghanistan, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif has told NDTV that it’s impossible to have a future Afghan government without a role for the Taliban, though it should not have a dominant role. Iran started formal
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Game-Changing Chinese Missile To Pak Could Dent Navy’s BrahMos Advantage

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A game-changing Chinese anti-ship missile, capable of flying at three times the speed of sound, could erode a key missile advantage the Indian Navy has enjoyed over the Pakistani Navy since 2005. An export variant of the YJ-12 missile, the CM-302, is likely to be the primary weapon on board four new Chinese frigates being
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Quota Bill Faces Rajya Sabha Test, Exposes Rift In Opposition: 10 Points

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A bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to the economically backward people among the general category, is facing the test today in Rajya Sabha, where the opposition has majority. But it has a fair chance of getting passed in the upper house, with the key opposition parties, including the Congress, backing it. Last evening,
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With 5G, Headphones Could Become a Tiny Computer, Untethered From Your Phone: Sennheiser COO Peter Ogley

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The year is 2031. Voice assistants are ubiquitous, invisible, and always listening. They finally understand everything that we say and do as we command, silently. The phone — complete with its radio antennas and battery — has been reduced to an earpiece — there’s no screen, obviously — yet it has all the capabilities of
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Nokia 6.1 Plus Now Available via Offline Retailers in India: Price, Specifications

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Nokia 6.1 Plus ₹ 15,999 will no longer be an online-exclusive smartphone, HMD Global has announced. From this week onwards, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available offline in India apart from Flipkart and Nokia.com. According to HMD Global, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available at a recommended best price of Rs. 15,499 and
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OnePlus 6T OxygenOS 9.0.11 Update Starts Rolling Out in India

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OnePlus 6T ₹ 37,999 was launched back in late October, and went on sale in the first week of November in India. Interestingly, it was among the first smartphones to launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which has given the device a significant advantage over the competition. OnePlus has since maintained its
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Eight Great Apps and Software Services That Launched In 2018

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2018 was rather special and interesting, from a software point of view. While tech giants continued to deliver futuristic, mind-bending and impressive software and services, they also realised their own software was chewing away our brains, making us all sloppy. We took a good look around to see which software and services were introduced this
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, ZenFone Max M2 Get December Android Security Patch, Other Improvements via FOTA Update

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 ₹ 16,999 and ZenFone Max M2 ₹ 9,999 have started receiving new software updates. The updates for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and ZenFone Max M2 bring the December 2018 Android security patch. Also, the update for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 includes an optimised the camera interface as
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Rural Economy Most Talked-About On Twitter In Run-Up To Assembly Polls

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In the run-up to the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram, rural economy emerged as the most talked about election-related topic over the past nine weeks, Twitter said today. Twitter said it recorded more than 66 lakh tweets in relation to the Assembly Elections 2018. “With more than 66 lakh tweets
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Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

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A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms. In a decision late Monday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said the attack, which killed 14 people
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