Day: February 21, 2019

Laugh Out Loud: Australia to Allow Emojis on License Plates From March

Motorists in northeastern Australia can soon have their personality permanently stamped on their vehicles with the option of an emoji added to their licence plates. Emojis. (Reuters) Loading… It will be positive vibes only on the morning commute after a Queensland firm announced that from March drivers can add the smiling, winking, laughing out loud, […]

DS Hooda to Head Cong Panel, Wants Govt to Retaliate After Pulwama

The Congress on Thursday, 21 February appointed Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda, who oversaw India’s surgical strikes of September 2016, as head of the party’s task force on national security. In an exclusive interview with The Quint, Hooda said that the Narendra Modi-led government in the Centre must not be swayed by public opinion on […]

JEE Advanced 2019: Top 2,24,000 candidates from JEE Main to appear for exam; more info on jeeadv.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, has released a notification on its official website regarding the upcoming JEE Advanced 2019 examination. As per the official notice, the top 2,24,000 candidates who appeared for the JEE Main 2019 examination are eligible for JEE Advanced. However, the total number of candidates may be slightly higher than 2,24,000 in […]

Fare Enough: Pilot Spells Out ‘I’m Bored’ Across the Sky During Test Flight

Everyone has a slow day at work every once in a while, leading to random interwebs browsing, irrelevant tweeting, checking out app notifications or just plain ol’ gazing out of the window (only if your corporate citadel has such openings to distraction, of course). But, every once in a while, an employee can take expressing […]

QWrap: MHA Approves Air Travel for Jawans After Pulwama & More

Video Editor: Md. Ibrahim 1. Pulwama Attack: MHA Approves Air Travel For CRPF, Congress Targets PM Modi In a major development in the aftermath of the deadly Pulwama attack which left 40 CRPF personnel dead, the government has now approved air travel entitlement from the Jammu and Srinagar sectors. This benefits over 7 lakh personnel. […]

Home ministry’s new rules on movement of personnel to and from Kashmir a good step, but needs further refinement

When faced with a threat from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), car bombs and potentially individual suicide bombers, one of the ways of countering it is to reduce the targets and the time available to perpetrators to target them. That is both pragmatic and sensible. Thus, in the wake of the Pulwama car bomb attack that […]

Shiny Crumb, Horselings: Physicist’s Brain Freeze Moment Has Twitter Recalling Its Own Word Salads

We’ve all been there: in the middle of a lively discussion, a memorized speech, a contentious argument, just as you’re about to blow your audience/opponent’s mind with a brilliantly articulated, well-thought out point, you suddenly and completely forget a vital word; you know precisely what it means, it’s right there on the tip of your […]

Latest News: US-Backed Forces Hand Over 150+ IS Fighters to Iraq

At least 45 people were killed after a devastating fire broke out in apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital, a fire official said Thursday. “So far we have recovered 45 bodies. The number of bodies may increase. The search is still going on,” Bangladesh’s fire service […]

Budget Session of Nagaland Assembly begins today; House set to adopt resolution against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Kohima: The contentious citizenship bill will be in focus in the budget session of the Nagaland Assembly that begins from Thursday, with the state government set to adopt a resolution against the proposed legislation. Representational image. Reuters Minister for Planning and Coordination, Neiba Kronu, said the Nagaland government would table a resolution against the Citizenship […]

Campaign to Remove ‘Stupid Rat’ From Scorsese’s ‘The Departed’ Has Plagued the Internet

Pick up any Martin Scorsese flick and you’re in for a ride. However, a movie fan has found a glaring problem in the last scene of Scorsese’s classic The Departed and he is determined to fix it. The 2006 American crime thriller, which was a remake of the 2002’s Infernal Affairs, won the celebrated director […]