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ZTE introduces Blade A1 in China   

BEIJINGL: ZTE, soon after launching its Blade X9, Blade X5, and Blade X3 smartphones, has unveiled its latest Blade-series handset – the Blade A1 in China. The company has priced the smartphone at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,300) and will release it on December 11. There are no details about the handset’s pricing and availability outside China. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM ... Read More »

Xiaomi will send Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to Mi 4 & Mi Note very soon

  BEIJING: Xiaomi’s smartphones are widely popular in the Asian continent, mainly in regions like China and India. The company’s feature rich budget handsets have played a big part in this. But if there’s one area where the company lags behind, it’s with regards to update rollouts. This is because Xiaomi uses a heavily skinned version of Android, which means ... Read More »

Astronomers discovered a nest of monstrous baby galaxies

HARROW: Astronomers discovered a nest of monstrous baby galaxies 11.5 billion light-years away using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The young galaxies seem to reside at the junction of gigantic filaments in a web of dark matter. These findings are important for understanding how monstrous galaxies like these are formed and how they evolve in to huge elliptical galaxies. ... Read More »

NASA’s New Horizons send first of the best Pluto’s images

EUROPE: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best close-ups of Pluto that humans may see for decades. Each week the piano-sized New Horizons spacecraft transmits data stored on its digital recorders from its flight through the Pluto system on ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser(ZE601KL) launched in India at Rs 17,999

  MUMBAI: Asus has announced the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) in India at a price of Rs 17,999. The device will be available via various e-commerce portals such as Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. It will also be available on offline channels, from the second week of December. It will be available in Red, Silver and Gold colour variants. In ... Read More »

BlueStack 2 comes with better Android gaming support

LONDON: Bluestacks started as an Android emulator for running mobile apps on a PC and has come a long way since then. BlueStacks 2, which was launched today comes as a major update with a greater focus on Android gaming. The element of discovery has been improved with the implementation of region based discovery and surfing through the interface is ... Read More »

RIL Jio Chat now available in 9 countries

BEIJING: RIL’s Jio Chat, an instant messaging application, will now be available across nine countries including India, the US, the UK, Canada and China. It was first launched in India in April this year. Users of Jio Chat can also get the latest news, content and offers from favourite brands on Jio Chat Channels. Jio Chat is available in Canada, ... Read More »

BKPM proposes income tax cuts to support footwear, textile industry

JAKARTA: The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has proposed income tax cuts to support the labor-intensive footwear and textile industry. The BKPM’s deputy director for investment monitoring and implementation, Azhar Lubis, said the board had talked to the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister and the Finance Ministry to suggest a reduction in employees’ income tax (PPh21) by as much as ... Read More »

Thai Union Group cuts plan to acquire Bumble Bee for $1.5bn

BANGKOK: Thai Union Group PCL, the world’s largest canned-tuna producer, yesterday scrapped a US$1.5 billion acquisition of US rival Bumble Bee Seafoods after US authorities said the deal would be harmful to competition in the seafood market. The deal would have given Thai Union control of some of North America’s best-known seafood lines, including two of the three biggest canned-tuna ... Read More »

Malaysia Marine police seize syabu worth RM100,000

TAWAU: A total of 1, 018 gram of syabu worth about RM100,000 was seized from a man from Nunukan at Batu-Batu Sabindo here at about 7am on Sunday – confirming complaints by Kalimantan Utara Governor Bapak Iriyanto that drugs are being smuggled into Kalimantan through Sabah. Sabah Marine Police Commander, ACP Mohamad Madun said, the drugs, believed to have been ... Read More »

Pea exports from Ukraine in October of this year reach 19.2 KMT

KIEV: Pea exports from Ukraine in October of this year reached 19.2 KMT against 18.5 KMT in October 2014. Ukraine has exported 111 KMT of pea within four months of season 2015/16, that is 12.5% less than during the same period last season (126.88 KMT). The main importers of Ukrainian pea are India and Pakistan that accounted for about half ... Read More »

Authorities to curb smuggling of fertilizers

HANOI: Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called for joint efforts by ministries, agencies, localities and the public to curb smuggling and trade fraud, particularly in agriculture. Phuc, who is also head of the National Steering Committee on the Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Fake Commodities (or Steering Committee 389), said during its meeting in Ha Noi ... Read More »

US Customs arrests 2 women in drugs smuggling case

NEW YORK: Two women were arrested Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on suspicion of trying to smuggle a combined 137 pounds of narcotics through the Port of Nogales in separate attempts. Officers at the Mariposa crossing referred Darla Marlene Pimber, 20, for further inspection, when they found 25 pounds of meth, nearly six pounds of heroin and ... Read More »

Korean Customs visits Huawei office to collect documents

SEOUL: Customs authorities raided Huawei Technologies’ Seoul office last month because the Chinese smartphone maker did not comply with the agency’s request to submit documents, the customs office said Friday. The Korea Customs Service (KCS) said it is reviewing documents that it collected from Huawei’s office in the capital. The agency obtained the warrant for the raids from the court. ... Read More »

7 Customs officers complete 200-hour training

NEW YORK: Seven personnel of the CNMI Customs Service Division completed the fourth cycle training, Custom training coordinator Rita Mae Santos said. The 200-hour basic training focuses on tax collection, regulation and enforcement, ethics, report writing, and the use of pepper-spray, hand-cuffs and firearms. Santos said the training started in July, and the lecturers and trainers were from the Office ... Read More »

Opec decides against cutting oil output to lift prices

DOHA: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has decided against cutting its oil output to lift prices, its president and Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said following a meeting here yesterday. Opec, whose members together pump out more than one third of world oil, is currently producing above its official target of 30 million barrels per day. ... Read More »

SL’s EDB facilitates link with three new markets for apparel exporters

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s apex organization for the development and promotion of exports, Export Development Board (EDB) has facilitated the linking of the apparel sector to new virgin market and some premium global buyers of three other new markets. A visiting high powered multinational buyer team finally linked with the EDB reps and Lankan apparel giants on November 27 at Mount ... Read More »

Neuroscientists developed new tool that halps to read fly’s mind

PARIS: Northwestern University neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly. They have developed a clever new tool that lights up active conversations between neurons during a behavior or sensory experience, such as smelling a banana. Mapping the pattern of individual neural connections could provide insights into the computational processes that underlie the workings of the human brain. In ... Read More »

Astronomers discover a group of huge, youthful galaxies in distant Universe

HONG KONG: A team of Japanese astronomers has used the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to spot a group of huge, youthful galaxies in the distant Universe. The discovery helps us to understand the formation of such galaxies, and how they evolve into the elliptical galaxies we see today. In comparison to earlier periods in its ... Read More »

Singapore’s ICA seizes heroin, cannabis worth S$130,400

SINGAPORE: Officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) found about S$130,400 worth of drugs in the trailer cabin of a Malaysia-registered lorry on Friday. In a statement on Saturday, ICA said the haul was made up of about 1.4kg of heroin and 1kg of cannabis, and was discovered during routine checks after the lorry arrived and was stopped at ... Read More »