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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    The stench of rubbish hanging over swathes of Bangalore is so powerful it rouses residents in the middle of the night, the fetid result of a trash crisis that threatens its reputation as one of India's nicest places to live...

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city...

  • India learns to ‘fail fast’ as tech start-up culture takes root

    BENGALURU: After ping pong tables, motivational posters and casual dress codes, India’s tech start-ups are following Silicon Valley’s lead and embracing the “fail fast” culture credited with fuelling creativity and success in the United States...

    Taking failure as a norm is a major cultural shift in India, where high-achieving children are typically expected to take steady jobs at recognised firms...

  • Palestinian president kicks off India visit with tech tour

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to India on Monday with a tour of an IT facility that is helping Ramallah build a high-end tech hub...

    But his first stop was to a technology institute outside Delhi where India is lending its IT know-how to help Palestine spur job creation in the tech sector...

  • India's Modi meets with US tech titans in Silicon Valley

    His trip follows a US visit by China's president, Xi Jinping, who met with several tech leaders in Seattle earlier this week...

    Modi hopes to attract funds and skills from US innovators to help India's burgeoning startup scene grow, and he will seek to encourage some Indians who have thrived around San Jose, California, to bring their knowledge back home...

  • India, others stay out of regional tech moot

    ISLAMABAD: India, Bangla­desh and Iran are not participating in a regional conference that began here on Monday under the aegis of the United Nations...

    According to sources, all of the 14 member countries of APCTT were invited, but India, Bangladesh and Iran decided not to attend the meeting...

  • Swedish defence giant offers to build high-tech jet production factory in India

    Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to build a state-of-the-art fighter jet factory in India should it seal a lucrative deal to supply hundreds of military jets to New Delhi...

    Saab and its US competitor Lockheed Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to supply around 250 single-engine combat planes to India's air force which wants to revamp its Soviet-era military hardware...

  • Police in India's tech hub urged to investigate New Year sexual assaults on women

    Reports of sexual assaults on women revellers at New Year's Eve celebrations in India's southern information technology hub of Bengaluru have spurred women's rights activists to demand that police investigate...

    Several women were groped and assaulted by a mob in the city's central business district on Dec 31 as they celebrated, according to a Reuters witness and a report in the Bangalore Mirror newspaper...

  • Cyclone kills 10 in south India's tech hub Chennai

    At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the electricity supply, authorities said Tuesday...

    Most were crushed by trees uprooted in winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, which also cut power across large swathes of southern India on Monday...

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