Recently, preparations to install an idol of a goddess made of 2,100 kg of clarified butter have begun in a temple in Kangra town of Himachal Pradesh, reports NDTV. The idol of Goddess Bajreshwari Devi is being prepared by temple priests using desi ghee after purifying it with holy water for 101 times.One of the busiest shrines in North India, the temple is visited by a large number of pilgrims from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. The temple will be open to the public soon. Eventually, the idol will be removed from the pindi or iconography of the goddess and the #8216;prasad ' will be distributed amongst the worshippers, reports Hindustan Times.
Two South Indian women claim to have identified their children in a picture of ISIS terrorists who surrendered before security forces in Afghanistan a few days ago. Bindu Sampath told NDTV she had identified her daughter, son in law and her granddaughter in a photo shown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The son in law''s mother, Gracy Thomas told NDTV "his hands... his forehead" left her in no doubt the man in the photo is her son. The two women said they hoped their children could be brought back home."From the pictures I have identified my son in law and granddaughter. My granddaughter is sitting on the lap of a lady who is covered with a veil. And I'm sure that if she is sitting on a lady''s lap then it will be my daughter Chinnu (Fathima) only," Bindu Sampath, who lives in Kerala''s Thiruvananthapuram, said.
Oracle co CEO Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause. Hurd was on medical leave, which Oracle announced in September.During his career, Hurd ran both Oracle and computer and printer maker Hewlett Packard. Hurd joined Oracle as co president in 2010 a month after leaving HP. He resigned from HP following accusations of sexual harassment by a female contract worker.
The Anti Terrorism Squad of the Maharashtra police on Saturday arrested a man in connection with the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, the leader of a political party in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
Moto G8 series is alleged to launch next week, and ahead of that more renders of the Moto G8 Play and Moto G8 Plus have leaked online. Just a day ago, some hands on images of the Moto G8 Play also leaked giving more affirmations to the aesthetic of the Moto G8 series. The phones are expected to launch in Brazil on October 24, followed by a launch in the European markets a while later. Separately, Moto E6 Play renders have also leaked online.
Amazon has reincarnated its Great Indian Festival, just ahead of Diwali, to ring in the festivities with deals and discounts on smartphones, gadgets, large appliances, and more. The new Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Special sale will start on Monday, October 21, and go on till Friday, October 25. As the tradition goes, Prime members will get early access starting 12pm (noon) IST on October 20 i.e., tomorrow. The e commerce giant will offer great deals and discounts on smartphones like OnePlus 7T, Samsung Galaxy M30s, Vivo U10, and more. Mobile accessories will start from as low as Rs. 49.For the latest edition of Amazon Great Indian Festival, the site has partnered with Axis Bank and Citi Bank to offer 10 percent instant discount on debit and credit cards of the two banks, and all Rupay cards. The Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8, launched earlier this week, will go on sale for the first time during the sale. The first sale will be held on October 21 at 12pm (noon) IST. Airtel is offering 1120GB data, unlimited calling, and Airtel Thanks benefits as launch offer.
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL were launched yesterday, and something was noticed soon after it was unveiled the smartphones don't ship with a pair of earphones in the box. This is a little surprising since the company shipped a pair of Type C earphones along with the Google Pixel 3. That's not all, the company is also skipping out on a USB Type C to 3.5mm adapters in the box. These adapters are handy for those who wish to use their regular pair of headphones with the device.On the Google Store US page, the company clearly details what is bundled in the box of the Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4 XL. The phones come with an 18W USB Type C power adapter, 1 metre USB Type C to USB Type C cable, a Quick Switch Adapter, and a SIM tool, apart from the Quick Start Guide. There is no wired headphone, nor is there a USB Type C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box.
It will also be exclusive to the US, and will only work in English as of now, although XDA Developers reports that Canada, the UK, and Singapore could be next, based on an examination of the Google app's code. This would imply that the new features will roll out for English speaking countries before others, though that is not yet confirmed.Using the newly revamped assistant, users can quickly open apps, search for information stored on their phones, and multitask between apps. Contextual awareness means that users can carry on a conversation, stringing multiple queries one after another, even building on the assistant's responses.
Mexico has deported over 300 Indians to Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, calling it an unprecedented transatlantic deportation.
As winters approach Delhi, the weather is getting cooler and dust and smog is blanketing the capital and the nearby regions. The Air Quality Index is in "very poor" category in Delhi today, said Center run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), which has advised people of the sensitive category to avoid morning walks and any other outdoor activities.
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "doob maro" jibe directed at the Opposition in connection with scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was no need to talk about bringing back the controversial provision.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always ensured his decisions did not trigger bitterness in others, whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi is effective and ruthless when it comes to implementing his government's decisions, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday criticised the Congress over its stand on Article 370, saying its statements are being used by Pakistan against India and asked what kind of "chemistry" it shares with the neighbouring country.
Russia removed three U.S. diplomats from a train near the site of a mysterious military testing accident on Monday because they did not have special permits to be in the area, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.
After Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja festivities, comes the festival of Karva Chauth, four days after Sharad purnima or full moon night. The Karwa Chauth festival, celebrated by married women, pre dominantly in the northern parts of the country, is a day of nirjala fast when the women go without food or water after sunrise till moon rise. Karva Chauth is being celebrated with great joy with women dressed up in traditional attire with henna applied on their hands. The moonrise is expected at 8:16 pm and the fast keeping time is from 6:27 in the morning till 8:16 pm. These days, even men have started observing Karva Chauth fast for the well being of their wives. The couple fast through the day and end the fast after sighting the moon in the evening. It's a shared gesture where they are woven in the thread of love, sharing and caring. From mehndi suggestions, to following rituals, moonrise time, pooja time, karwa chauth vrat katha, dos and don'ts of karwa chauth, know all about Karwa Chauth festival here.
A British user told the Sun newspaper earlier this week that a bug on her Samsung Galaxy S10 allowed it to be unlocked regardless of the biometric data registered in the device.After buying a third party screen protector off eBay, her husband was able to unlock her Samsung Galaxy S10 using his fingerprint, even though it was not registered.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to allow any Islamic State fighters to escape northern Syria, in an editorial published Tuesday, following fears from Western nations over its offensive in the region.
The Congress has hit out at the BJP after the party's Maharashtra unit propped VD Savarkar's name for the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
The CBI has charged seven persons for allegedly being part of international WhatsApp groups in which child porn images were being shared, officials said Monday.
Ahead of its new season, popular Battle Royale game, Fortnite has gone down and it is believed that it will return with a rebooted version featuring a brand new map. The Fortnite YouTube channel had a livestream of the event that shows the explosion which blew up the landscape in the game and dragged all of the players into a black hole. It is also how Fortnite Season 10 ended.More than 5.5 million people watched the event, titled "The End", on YouTube and Amazon's Twitch video game platform. The black hole is the only thing players can see right now, along with a big red exit button.