Facebook Buys Maker of Hit VR Game ‘Beat Saber’
Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game "Beat Saber" as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences.
Oculus, which makes Rift and Quest VR headgear, did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Prague-based Beat Games.
Israeli Aircraft Hit Hamas Site After Rocket Fire From Gaza
Israeli aircraft attacked several sites for Gaza's Hamas rulers early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.
The Israeli military said the targets of the multiple airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip included a weapons manufacturing facility. There were no reports of injuries.
Turkey Test of Russian Defence System Concerning, Says Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has voiced alarm over Turkey's testing of its Russian missile defence system but said the NATO ally could still return to Washington's good graces.
"It's concerning," Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday when asked about reports that Turkey used US-developed F-16 fighter jets to test the S-400 system controversially purchased from Moscow.
Turkey defied US warnings to buy the weapons system from Russia, which culminated in Ankara's expulsion from the F-35 fighter-jet programme.
Rahul, Priyanka Visit Tihar Jail to Meet P Chidambaram
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Tihar jail to meet P Chidambaram, who is in police custody in the INX Media scam.
Student Stabbed by Junior In School In UP's Shamli
A class 12 student was allegedly stabbed by his junior inside a school in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place at the Saint RC convent school in the district on Tuesday and the injured student, identified as Amit Sharma, was admitted to a hospital in a serious condition, they said.
Sharma was stabbed by Ritik Katraia, a student of class 11 following a confrontation between them, Circle Officer Jitender Kumar said.
UP Govt Bans Atorvastatin Drug Due to Quality Issues, Recalls Stocks
The Yogi Adityanath government in UttarPradesh has banned the supply of Atorvastatin, a commonly used drug in cardiac ailments, after it failed quality parameters. Stocks have been recalled.
Veteran Tamil Actor Bala Singh Passes Away
Veteran Tamil actor Bala Singh passed away in Chennai today following a brief illness.
Ashok Leyland Bags Order From TN for 1,750 Buses
Hinduja Group's flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Wednesday said it has bagged an order from Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings for 1,750 buses.
This order comes closely on the back of orders received from various state transport undertakings recently, the company said in a regulatory filing.
"We are very happy to receive the confirmation of this order. Our ability to bring value, combined with our superior technology and innovation will help us maintain our leadership position in buses in lndia," Ashok Leyland COO Anuj Kathuria said.
The company, however, did not disclose the financial details of the deal.
Over 100 Cong Workers Detained in Tripura for Taking out Rally Without Permission
The Congress in Tripura has alleged that police "baton-charged and tortured" its workers and detained them for taking out a rally without permission to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi.
The allegation of torture, however, was denied by police, which said it "only ensured that the crowd dispersed".
As many as 134 Congress activists, including senior leaders Gopal Chandra Roy and Subal Bhowmik, were on Tuesday detained for more than three hours, police sources said.
Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar Passes Away at 79
Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar passed away early morning on Wednesday at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi due to illness. Kumar who was Navy Chief from 1998 to 2000, was 79.
15th Finance Commission's Term Extended by 1 Year
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of the term and coverage of the 15th Finance Commission upto 30 October 2020 and the submission of two reports by the Commission.
Govt Hikes Authorised Capital of FCI to Rs 10,000 Crore
The government on Wednesday increased the authorised capital (maximum amount of share capital a company can issue to shareholders) of Food Corporation of India (FCI) to Rs 10,000 crore from Rs 3,500 crore, paving the way for additional equity infusion in the state-owned firm.
The decision would also help the FCI, the government's nodal agency for procurement and distribution of foodgrains, in reducing its debt and interest cost.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved increasing the authorised capital of the FCI.
7 Sentenced to Death for 2016 Dhaka Cafe Attack: Local Media
A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 7 terrorists to death for the 2016 Dhaka cafe attack that killed more than 20 people, according to local media.
Gobind Singh Longowal Re-Elected SGPC Chief
Gobind Singh Longowal on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting on Wednesday.
He will head the apex gurdwara body for the third time in a row after being elected as its chief for the first time in November 2017.
Longowal's name was proposed by former SGPC chief Jagir Kaur during the meeting.
Rajinder Singh Mehta was elected senior vice president, Gurbaksh Singh Nawashehar junior vice president and Harjinder Singh Dhami general secretary.
Taiwanese-Canadian Actor Godfrey Gao Dies After Collapsing on Set
Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao has died after collapsing on set while filming a variety show in China.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the 35-year-old actor was shooting for the Chinese reality competition series "Chase Me" in the city of Ningbo.
The game show involves a series of elaborate physical tasks for its contestants.
Amarinder Singh Gets Clean Chit in Ludhiana City Centre Case
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was given clean chit in Ludhiana City Centre case.
“The matter has finally been decided today in our favour and the charges against us have been rejected,” he said.
2 Killed in Mishap on Western Express Highway
Two men were killed when a heavy vehicle rammed into the two-wheeler they were travelling in on the Western Express Highway, police said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night when Borivali residents Sagar Patel (25) and Anil Waghela (23) were travelling towards the western suburb of Malad on their two- wheeler, an official from Samta Nagar police station said.
Explosion at Texas Chemical Plant: Media Reports
An explosion at a chemical plant in Texas early Wednesday sent a large fireball into the sky, media reports said, triggering a mandatory evacuation.
“Please be aware that there is a mandatory evacuation for everyone within a 1/2 mile of the TPC plant in Port Neches,” local fire officials said in a post on the Nederland Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page.
BJP Nominates Arun Singh, K C Ramamurthy for Rajya Sabha Bypolls
The BJP on Wednesday nominated its general secretary Arun Singh as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Uttar Pradesh.
The party also nominated Congress rebel KC Ramamurthy as its candidate from Karnataka.
By-election to the two Rajya Sabha seats will be held on 12 December.
Former Navy Chief Sushil Kumar No More
Former Navy Chief Admiral (retd) Sushil Kumar died at a military hospital on Wednesday morning following a brief illness, his family said.
He was 79. Kumar was Navy Chief from 1998-2001.
He died around 3:30 AM at the Army Research and Referral hospital, the family said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his demise, saying Kumar contributed towards strengthening the country's maritime security.
Give us 5-acre Mosque Plot if Sunni Board Rejects SC Offer: Shia
The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Wednesday said it would ask the government to give it the five-acre plot that the Supreme Court said should be allotted for building a mosque, if the the Shia board rejects the offer.
But the board will use the land for setting up a hospital and not a mosque, its chairman Waseem Rizvi said.
He added that the board will not approach the court but would request the government for the land.
The Sunni Waqf Board, a main litigant in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land case, is yet to decide whether to accept the land.
16 Dead in Bus Accident in Nepal
Over 16 people dead after a bus fell off a road in Arghakhanchi district, today. More details awaited.
21 Pakistani Migrants Granted Indian Citizenship by Rajasthan Government
The Rajasthan government on Wednesday granted Indian citizenship to 21 Pakistani migrants who have been living here for about 19 years, officials said.
These people were living here after being displaced from Pakistan. As they had no Indian citizenship, they were finding difficulties in getting government jobs and availing benefits of various schemes, District Collector, Jaipur, Jagroop Singh Yadav said.
A total of 35 Pakistani migrants now have been awarded Indian citizenship in the last two months, he said.
3 Killed in Accident on Mumbai Bridge
A 35-year-old man was killed and four others, including a woman, injured when a speeding tempo collided with three motorcycles on Sion bridge in central Mumbai on Wednesday, police said.
The mishap took place when the two-wheelers suffered a head-on collision with the tempo, killing one of the motorcyclists Abdul Wahid Mohammed Roshan and injuring four others, including a woman, an official said.
The injured persons were rushed to Sion Hospital, where they are undergoing treatment, he said.
The police has arrested tempo driver Adesh Wankhede and is in the process of registering a case against him, the official added.
New Sri Lanka President to Visit India
Newly elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa (in file pic) will be on a visit to India from November 28-30. During his visit he will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar..
Radha Soami Satsang Dera Chief's Wife Passes Away in England
Radha Soami Satsang Beas Dera chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon's wife passed away in a hospital in England early Wednesday morning.
Shabnam Dhillon had developed some complications after undergoing a stomach surgery.
She went to England on November 12, where she was operated upon on November 20. Shabnam had undergone a surgery earlier also in a Gurugram hospital.
A Dera official said she was survived by her husband and two sons -- Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and Gurkirat Singh Dhillon.
He said the sect chief had conveyed that the family had decided to bring back Shabnam's body to the Dera headquarters in Beas, adding that the body would be brought to India after completing all the formalities in the UK.
France Warns of Possible Reimposition of Iran Nuclear Sanctions
France warns of possible reimposition of Iran nuclear sanctions.
Iraq Protesters Set Fire to Iran Consulate in Najaf
Iraq protesters set fire to Iran consulate in Najaf.