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RIL Q1 profit zooms 28% on 9-year-high refining margin

RIL Q1 profit zooms 28% on 9-year-high refining margin

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) yesterday said its board approved transaction to pick around 25 per cent stake in Balaji Telefilms by acquiring 2.52 crore shares for about Rs 413 crore. "We continue to remain upbeat on the stock". The app already has more than 40 lakh downloads in 80 countries, the company said. RIL had on 27 June sought shareholders' approval to raise as much as Rs25,000 crore through a private placement of non-convertible debt instruments. Read More

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Shahid, Alia win top honors at IIFA 2017

Shahid, Alia win top honors at IIFA 2017

Katrina Kaif was no doubt among the best dressed at IIFA awards' red carpet in NY and was enjoying all the attention.while the camera followed her, editor of the show chose to put double does of Katrina Kaif in single frame! Except this Bollywood on-screen character Saif Ali Khan and film maker executive Karan Johar hosted the event. Read More

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The Trump Administration Will Reportedly Recertify Iran's Nuclear Deal

The Trump Administration Will Reportedly Recertify Iran's Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested the USA to reconsider its policy towards the landmark nuclear deal as it is an global agreement and indicated that the policy of force and pressure is inefficient. "I think at the end of the day, everybody will see that the agreement will represent an outcome that was the best possibility for all concerned [parties]", he pointed out. Read More

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White House criticizes Russian Federation sanctions stalled in House

White House criticizes Russian Federation sanctions stalled in House

Democrats have accused Republicans of dragging their feet on the bill, which passed the Senate last month but needs to be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump to become law. House Republican leaders said the bill ran afoul of a constitutional requirement that legislation involving revenue start in the House. Now that members have reviewed the language more closely, House GOP and Democratic leaders are hoping to iron out the issues without ... Read More

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Nokia 6 starts receiving Android July Security update

Nokia 6 starts receiving Android July Security update

After seemingly an interminable wait, the Nokia Android phones announced around the turn of the year are finally ready to drop anchor on United Kingdom shores. We found it to be bright and reasonably crisp, and wouldn't expect more from a phone with a great price tag like this one. If you check out the latest sales reports, Apple's iPad lineup is possibly the only category of tablets that have been selling well, so if the market responds well in the near future for Android tablets, then it ... Read More

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Asus ZenFone 4 Max With Dual Rear Camera Setup Announced

Asus ZenFone 4 Max With Dual Rear Camera Setup Announced

The device comes with a 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, which makes it an ideal device to run augmented reality apps. We've disabled the commenting system due to some issues, sorry for the inconvenience. However, the battery provides outstanding performance, with ASUS claiming up to 46 days of standby on 4G LTE, 40 hours on 3G talk time, 22 hours of video playback, and 26 hours of Wi-Fi browsing. Read More

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Too many Windows 10 feature updates?

Starting as a Windows phone app, it transformed over the years and became available for desktop operating systems, including Windows 10 . People on the still-supported Windows 10 November Update (version 1511) and Anniversary Update (version 1607), will receive a gentler reminders from Microsoft to review their privacy settings, which include new choices Microsoft created in response to earlier criticism over Windows 10 privacy and data collection . Read More

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Gas prices trend down for fifth consecutive week, increase in production cited

Gas prices trend down for fifth consecutive week, increase in production cited

Gas prices in MI continue to buck the historical summertime upward trend, falling 6-cents a gallon this week to a statewide average of $2.29. The cheapest gas on average is in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Indiana. (-18 cents), Texas (-18 cents), Maryland (-16 cents), Iowa (-16 cents) and California (-16 cents). This would lead to an overall increase of roughly 8.9 percent over last year - which is mostly being attributed to the lowered cost in fuel and a slight uptick in employment and ... Read More

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JJ Redick adds Sixers, Timberwolves, and Nets to possible destinations

JJ Redick adds Sixers, Timberwolves, and Nets to possible destinations

Redick has signed a one year deal with the 76ers. The sharp-shooting guard averaged 15.0 points per game while appearing in 78 contests and Redick converted 42.9 percent of his three-point attempts. He could have signed a contract for as many as four years, but opted to take more money up front and re-enter the free agent pool again in 2018. The Sixers, Timberwolves, and Nets all finished in the bottom half of the league in three-point percentage last season and adding Redick to the mix ... Read More

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European Central Bank chief was overinterpreted by markets

European Central Bank chief was overinterpreted by markets

Bunzl shares climbed 4.1% after the distribution and outsourcing group said revenue for the first half of the year increased by 7% and that it's bought three businesses as part of its growth strategy. Economists had forecast a marginal 0.1% rise. Tuesday's drop in tech shares came as Brussels hit Google with a 2.42 billion euro ($A3.5 billion) fine over abusing its dominance of internet search engines - sending shares in its parent Alphabet down 2.1% lower to $US951.23 (that was the single ... Read More

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Hertfordshire parents warned predators could use new Snapchat update to track children

Hertfordshire parents warned predators could use new Snapchat update to track children

The company announced Wednesday that once activated, Snap Map places a location Bitmoji on the new map feature for anyone on a user's friends list to see. It allows users to share their locations with other Snapchatters all over the world, which has some parents feeling uneasy. Snapchat chose to follow the example of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and embraced a new location sharing feature. Read More

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Google Job Search Is Here to Get You Hired!

Google Job Search Is Here to Get You Hired!

You'll see a pretty extensive list of job openings in or near your home. It seems as though Google is looking to become the one-stop search engine for all user needs, given recent additions like a travel search tool for flights. For more information on this feature you can check out Google's blog post here . Google's machine learning-trained algorithms sift through listings to remove all of the duplicates and categorize the results. Read More

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NHL Expansion Draft: St. Louis Blues Protection Strategy

Both were selected by the Minnesota Wild , who joined the National Hockey League along with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2000-01 season. "We have an idea of who we're going to protect, but I'm not going to let anybody know what those players are because we're still talking to different teams and we still might make a move", Canucks GM Jim Benning said. Read More

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Nintendo Of America President Discusses Switch Online Voice Chat And More

Nintendo Of America President Discusses Switch Online Voice Chat And More

He predicts that this Mario game will widen Switch out to Nintendo's true target: anyone from age nine to 95. In other words, Nintendo wasn't going to roll out a lesser version of the product if it didn't have to. It'll probably be light on actual news, but if you just want to see new Nintendo games, this is the way to do it. The latest iteration of the 2DS is arguably the ideal time for Nintendo to give the system one last hurrah before starting a fresh slate with the Switch. Read More

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Sony Showcases Several Virtual Reality Games At E3

Sony's line-up for late 2017 suddenly looks a little threadbare, with an Uncharted game that's a standalone expansion and the long-delayed GT Sport leading the way. However, the new storyline, graphics, action and game sequences have shown that this new game is going to (perhaps) be the best Spider-Man game yet. To an extent this was expected of one or two of these games, but not all them. Read More

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More Alleged iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Front & Back Panels Leaked

More Alleged iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Front & Back Panels Leaked

The pictures show a new front panel design , one with a thin bezel that protrudes slightly into the screen space to allow for camera and speaker cutouts. The above image showcases the three different iPhones , the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 8 that are expected to release this year. Meanwhile, one can't ascertain if the iPhone 7s or 7s Plus panels feature a Touch ID sensor, since a protective material covers the bottom part of the panels. Read More

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Google Pixel to be first to receive Android O

Google Pixel to be first to receive Android O

The new update will surely shake the entire Android market and for the very same reason, Google's Pixel series will be high on demand. This should translate to a much shorter gap between updates for those with non-Pixel devices. It must be noted that the Android O Beta was compatible with the Nexus 5, Nexus 6P and Pixel C. The Android O Developer Preview 3 has been labeled OPP3.170518.006. Read More

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10.5 inch IPad Pro Gets Official, Replaces 9.7 Inch Model

10.5 inch IPad Pro Gets Official, Replaces 9.7 Inch Model

Milanesi, who dubbed the iMac Pro "a beast" and graded the Mac line-up as the strongest ever for this time of the year, agreed that the new systems would turn around the negative narrative that had built up since last fall. The price for the top-end iMac comes in at a not insignificant £2,799. " Apple cares deeply about the Mac, we have every intention to keep going and investing in the Mac", Schiller told an invite-only group of reporters and influential bloggers in early April. Read More

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White House aide says Russia probe 'detracts' from agenda

White House aide says Russia probe 'detracts' from agenda

He will face a barrage of questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers about the circumstances of his firing, as well as allegations that Trump tried to get Mr Comey to shelve the investigation of his aides. Executive privilege is a presidential power that stems from the idea that the commander-in-chief should be able to enjoy honest conversations with his aides and advisers. Read More

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Apple announces macOS High Sierra

Within the Photos app, Apple has added many tools for editing such curves so users can "fine tune" their photos within the app, as well as selective colour so users can modify colours. - Maps has a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving that uses Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi doppler effect to automatically enable a block to stop notifications from disturbing the user while behind the wheel. Read More

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YouTube Removes Ads From Videos That Are 'Demeaning'

YouTube Removes Ads From Videos That Are 'Demeaning'

Now Youtube has made the guidelines clear. For example, it previously said videos that may be demonetized if they include "inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language". It is also clamping down on what it calls "hateful" content that promotes discrimination against an individual or group of people on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Read More

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Apple may soon unveil Siri-based speakers to rival Amazon Echo

Apple has also considered equipping the Siri Speaker with sensors that measure a room's acoustics and automatically adjust audio levels during use, the source noted, but it's unclear if this will make it into the final product. Rumours have been rife that the U.S. technology giant will reveal a new speaker that could take aim at Amazon's award-winning Echo . Services revenues are critical to Apple , accounting for about $24bn past year and this is set to double by 2020. Read More

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