SAN FRANCISCO - Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported. The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging results, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. The 911 system, which turns 50 this month, has often struggled to locate cellphone callers.
WASHINGTON - The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future. A bipartisan bill from a group led by Maine Republican Susan Collins on Thursday fared best, garnering 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to be assured of passage. It provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented youths,
PYEONGCHANG - Two Indian athletes traveled to South Korea to compete for India at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Olympic veteran Luger Shiva Keshavan and first time cross country skier Jagdish Singh. Also at the Winter Olympics is Ravi Walia, 44, an Indian-Canadian coach who has trained veteran Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan,27, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, to compete in the Olympics this year.
NEW DELHI - Air traffic controllers handling the Vistara and Air India flights that came dangerously close in Mumbai airspace last Wednesday (Feb 7) have been suspended. Investigators are probing if in those tense seconds — when the two planes with 261 passengers on them — had to be pulled apart, there was some confusion in the controller's coordination with the two cockpits which were both manned by women at that time. AI's Airbus A-319 was...
MUSCAT - Thousands of Indian expats in Oman travelled from different parts of the Gulf kingdom to listen to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over 20,000 Indian nationals were expected to attend Modi's speech at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Bausher on Sunday, Times Of Oman reported. Indian Social Club (ISC) Sohar Executive Committee Member and General Secretary M. Rajesh said the excitement among the diaspora in Salalah,
WASHINGTON - United States President Donald Trump on Friday signed a combined funding and budget bill that was passed by Congress hours earlier and will increase federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, bringing an end to the second government shutdown this year. Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported.
NEW DELHI - To create awareness around Internet safety, Google India on Monday launched a public initiative "#SecurityCheckKiya" to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal data if they lose their device. With a large base of unsuspecting first time Internet users now coming online through easy access modes but lacking technical literacy,
WASHINGTON - The world's leading ATM makers have warned of "jackpotting" attacks against US cash machines in the wake of the country's first confirmed hacks. ATM "jackpotting" is a sophisticated hack in which thieves gain physical access to the machine and, with the help of malware or specialised electronics, force ATMs to spit out huge volumes of cash. NCR Corp., a leading ATM manufacturer, said in a advisory sent to its customers that...
WASHINGTON - US casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned from his position as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid sexual misconduct allegations. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she accepted Wynn's resignation on Saturday, CNN reported on Sunday. "Today I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee Finance Chair," she said in a statement.
WASHINGTON - US casino magnate Steve Wynn has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of former and current women employees at his resorts. Wynn, 76, is one of the most prominent donors in politics. He currently serves as the Republican National Committee's finance chair and has donated millions to candidates and groups over the past four decades. President Donald Trump has described Wynn as a friend,