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Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Last year's iPad Air was a huge improvement over the 2012 iPad, so this year's update seems small by comparison. The improvements might not be enough for existing iPad Air owners to upgrade.

Oil giant CEO killed after drunk snow plow driver rams his jet

The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokesperson Elena Krylova said on Tuesday.

After all the fireworks, Vijay-starrer Kaththi all set for Diwali release

Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release Kaththi is facing ire of pro-Tamil groups, said on Tuesday that all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from its publicity material.

Apple Pay: What you need to know

Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

In pics: Hudhud takes the green sheen off Vizag

A week after Cyclone Hudhud hit them head-on damaging almost every house and establishment, what is hurting the people of Visakhapatnam more is the loss of the green cover the city took pride and shelter in.

WATCH: Calcutta's dark underbelly comes alive in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy teaser

The film, which has Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead, is set in pre-Indian independence era, and has a very English feel to it. The teaser plays an English commentary in the background while the visuals hint towards a mysterious murder.

Diwali in Srinagar: PM Narendra Modi's gesture to flood victims

In a gesture of support to flood victims in J-K, the PM will spend this Diwali in Srinagar. He had made a similar gesture earlier in 2001, when he, as Gujarat CM, had spent Diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

Oscar de la Renta, designer to the stars, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned designer who shaped the wardrobe of first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a De la Renta-designed dress when she married George Clooney.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets $84 million pay package

A regulatory document filed on Monday shows Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,917 and a $3.6 million bonus. He also was given stock awards worth nearly $79.8 million but most of the payments will be made over several years.

No movie halls, still Haider a hit in Valley

Kashmir’s capital may have no movie halls anymore but that hasn’t stopped Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider from becoming a sleeper hit with numerous people downloading the movie to hold private screenings.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff to con people held

Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.

Diwali bonanza: Boss gifts workers cars, home deposits, jewellery in Surat

A generous boss in Gujarat has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and lakhs of rupees worth diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.

Leniency to rape accused against society’s interests: Judge in Dhaula Kuan case

Any liberal attitude shown towards rape convicts — such as imposing meagre sentences or taking a sympathetic view due to their families — is against societal interest and counterproductive in the long run, a court said on Monday.

Mohammedan Sporting, club older than Fifa, disbands senior team

Mohammedan Sporting, one of India's oldest clubs with a rich legacy, on Monday decided to leave the national football scene for this season due to severe financial crisis.

Mangalyaan in good health after encounter with comet Siding Spring

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. India's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan is in 'good health' after the encounter.

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