No split in SP; Mulayam rules out forming new party

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav today ruled out forming any new party "as of now", putting a lid on speculation that he could part ways amid the continuing battle for supremacy in the party, reported PTI. Blowing hot and cold, the Samajwadi patriarch said his blessings were with his son Akhilesh Yadav though he did not agree with the decisions made by him.


Intel unveils 8th-Gen processor family for gaming, desktops

Intel on Monday announced the roll-out of the 8th generation of the "Intel Core" desktop processor family, beginning October 5, which is built for gamers and content creators for heavy duty tasks.

The new processor family introduces the first-ever 6-core "Intel Core i5" desktop processor and 4-core "Intel Core i3" desktop processor. 

All women in my life are important: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood's quintessential romantic hero Shah Rukh Khan, who attended the Vogue Women of the Year Awards here, said that all the women in his life are important and it is extremely satisfying to have an award for them.

"All the women in my life are important to me, starting with my mother, wife, daughter, sister and all the ladies who have worked with me... The list is b

Sports Ministry recommends shuttler Sindhu for Padma Bhushan

Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country's third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry, reported PTI. "Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan," a Sports Ministry official told PTI.

A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becomin

Inclusion of my book in DU syllabus validates my work: Chetan Bhagat

Author-film producer Chetan Bhagat, who has faced social media trolls over his stories and writing, says the fact that his book "Five Point Someone" will be a part of the English literature syllabus at the undergraduate level in Delhi University (DU) validates his work.

"Five Point Someone" is in the popular fiction category and his book now shares exalted space wi

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus: High on battery, low on camera

After the launch of the 'Turbo 5' in June, US-based technology company InFocus has now introduced 'Turbo 5 Plus' that comes with a massive 4,850mAh battery and is priced in the sub-Rs 10,000 category.

At Rs 8,999, the device competes with Panasonic's 'P55 Max' that offers a 5,000mAh battery.

Let's see what works for the device.

As th

Benefits of fasting which you should know

Fasting, if done for all nine days can detoxify body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts.

Sonia Narang, Nutrition and Wellness Expert at Oriflame India and Meher Rajput, Nutritionist and Dietician at FITPASS India listed do

Barcelona coach upbeat on winning streak

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said his squad will face Girona this weekend determined to maintain its perfect record.

At the pre-match press conference on Friday, Valverde said he wanted his charges to "extend the winning streak" for as long as possible, Efe news reported.

"Tomorrow's match is very important to us, and we know that the rival will

Government considering introducing Women`s Reservation Bill

The Modi government may introduce in Parliament the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. A senior BJP leader said top echelons of the government and the party have been brainstorming over the bill, which had polarised the political class whenever various governments introduced it earlier.

Asked if the

NASA`S OSIRIS-REX mission to flyby Earth on Friday

NASA's asteriod hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to make a close flyby of Earth on Friday, before reaching asteroid Bennu, media has reported.

The Earth's gravity will fling the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, travelling at a staggering speed of 19,000 miles (30,758 km) per hour, upward by about six degrees so that its trajectory will match the tilt of the orbit of asteroid Ben

Indian audience growing intellectually, says award-winning filmmaker

 Shikha Janet Alagh, who has received international acclaim at film festivals in the UK, the US, Europe, South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan, feels the Indian film industry is now producing more meaningful cinema and says it is because the audience is growing intellectually and demanding more relevant content.

"The Indian film industry is revolutionising and coming out wit

We now have lot of options in the run up to the 2019 World Cup: Virat Kohli

 The success of the two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has kept the competition going for slots in the Indian team and augurs well in the run up to the World Cup in 2019, skipper Virat Kohli said here on Thursday.

The team now had lot of options, and all bases were covered, Kohli said after the hosts defeated Australia by 50 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-

Revamped Khelo India to focus on all round development

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said the Khelo India initiative, which focussed on infrastructure development till now, will look to ensure all-round growth in its revamped form. The government has approved Rs 1756 crore for a period of three years for the revamping of 'Khelo India', launched by the ministry last year by merging three schemes -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan,

Eating nuts can stave off obesity risk

Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say.

The findings showed that people who ate who ate nuts not only had less weight gain than their nut-abstaining peers, but they also enjoyed a five per c

Women`s cricket matches must be telecast more: Harmanpreet Kaur

If women's cricket matches get as much visibility on television and media coverage as the men's matches do, it will be game-changing as the masses will get to know what the girls can do, says India women's team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.

In India, the craze for a major cricket match when the men in blue take the field is well known. People take a holiday from

Sonakshi super fun to work with: Deepshikha Deshmukh

Producer Deepshikha Deshmukh is working with Sonakshi Sinha for an upcoming comedy film, and says the actress is "super fun to work with".

"I am shooting for a comedy film with Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh in the lead. There is a lineup of several others that will be revealed soon," Deshmukh told IANS.

Talking about her film with Sonakshi, she said: &qu

Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

By Supantha Mukherjee and Stephen Nellis

Apple Inc on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity prob

To stay secure, don`t miss Windows 10 `Fall Creators` update: Microsoft

After a series of cyber attacks -- including "WannaCrypt" ransomware that exploited a vulnerability in an outdated Microsoft software that was still in use -- jolted the world in recent months, the key today is to keep software updated to thwart hackers, a top Microsoft executive has said.

Two new ransomware families like "WannaCrypt" and "Petya" targeted

India beat Palestine in U-16 World Cup qualifiers

India scored three goals in the second half to blank Palestine 3-0 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here on Wednesday.

Givson Singh Moirangthem opened the scoring off an impeccable free-kick in the 51st minute. It was followed by a strike from Bekey Oram in the 72nd minute. The last nail in the Palestine coffin was

Work is priority, but family is very important: Kareena Kapoor Khan

From taking up films like "Chameli" at the start of her career, going on a size-zero spree, talking her heart out in chat shows and working till the last trimester of her pregnancy -- Kareena Kapoor Khan has always chosen her own personal or professional path. Now that she has become a mother, she says work is her priority, but family is very important too.

As her son Taimur

No `dabbawala`service in rain-hit Mumbai today

The 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office- goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services after heavy rains, reported PTI. The tiffin delivery men use suburban trains to ensure the lunch boxes reach their destination on time. "The over 5,000 'dabbawalas', who deliver around two lakh 'dabbas' (tiffin

Brain activity may prevent insomnia-related depression

While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed.

According to a study, individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep.

The findings revealed that students with poor quality sleep were less likely to have symptoms of depression i

Smith has to find a way for his team to be successful: Michael Clarke

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Tuesday said Steve Smith still has challenges ahead as a captain and he has to find a way for his team to succeed.

"As captain, he is challenged right now. He needs to find a way for his team to succeed. It's an important few months for Australia," Clarke, 36, said during a promotional event here.

"He is a terrifi

Xiaomi Mi A1: Moto G5s Plus gets real competition

When it comes to mid-segment smartphones with loads of impressive features, Xiaomi's name pops up first -- and why not? The China-based manufacturer rules the low- and mid-segment smartphone market in the country.

While every other brand is trying to dislodge Xiaomi from the top slot, the Chinese conglomerate has launched the Mi A1 that offers a rear dual-camera system that runs A

Tiger, Disha start 'Baaghi 2' shoot

The shooting for the second instalment of "Baaghi" featuring actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani has started.

Tiger, who was also seen in the first instalment of the movie in 2016, on Monday night took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph from the film's set. In the photograph Tiger, Disha, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala and director Ahmed Khan can be seen.