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Jitender Yadav before (left) and after being shot and paralysed

I remember when bullet hit me: Bodybuilder recalls when UP cop ‘shot him for promotion’

Just like Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, UP Police shot me and left me paralysed below the waist, alleges former bodybuilder Jitender Yadav.
Lucknow police at crime scene

My husband was not a terrorist. How can police shoot him, asks dead Apple worker’s wife

Vivek Tiwari's family said the Lucknow police constables should have enquired or warned him before opening fire.

iPhone gets bigger and costlier: Can the Indian wallet keep up?

Apple recently launched its new iPhone X series, which start from Rs 76,900 and go over a lakh.
U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Steel Corp. | Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Why White House aides stole Donald Trump’s paperwork off his desk, in Bob Woodward’s words

Amazon follows Apple to cross trillion-dollar milestone, and Muslim student to be first 'Miss England' finalist in a hijab.
Alexa

Siri and Alexa are helping the world become a more literate place

Lessons from history tell us literacy has always emerged from oral traditions.
iPhone X

Apple’s success lies in its high-end phones, not its affordable ones

Apple's lower-end ranges have never made a lasting impression among consumers.
Sundar Pichai

Apple & Google are controlling online free speech, privacy & collecting taxes too

App developers are sick of the ‘tax’ but its defenders say they are effectively paying to help keep phones current & app stores curated.
iPhone

Apple and Google face growing revolt over App Store ‘tax’

The companies charge 30 per cent of subscription dollars and in-app purchases. However, about two years ago, they lowered the cut to 15 per cent in some cases.
Xiaomi

These Chinese companies are giving Apple and Samsung a run for their smartphones

Cheaper handsets with innovative designs are steadily winning over the market, posing a serious threat to the two tech giants.  Apple and Samsung’s domination of the smartphone world is being challenged like never before, with Chinese companies muscling in with cheaper and just as innovative devices. In an ominous sign for the tech titans -- whose iPhone and Galaxy handsets have had a stranglehold on the almost $500 billion market for years -- China’s Huawei Technologies Co. has unseated Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. Now, it’s setting its sights on No. 1 Samsung, which has seen disappointing profits as Chinese phones gain share of a market that looks increasingly like it has peaked. And others are not far behind. Here are the players -- and phones -- to watch: Huawei: The Big Threat Based in the southern Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen, Huawei is plowing cash into bolstering its phones’ camera...

On Camera

Trucks carry essential commodities in Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

In –35°C, the Indian soldier at LAC is 50% less efficient but 100% ready to fight China

As a Brigadier, I oversaw the conduct of an operation to capture a 17,000-feet high feature across the LAC in Chorbat La Sector in the first week of April 2001.
Representational image. A file photo of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | Photo: Commons

92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

Defence

Representational image of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | ANI

Army jawan killed, another injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing from small arms and intense shelling of mortars along the LoC in Poonch, a defence spokesperson said.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.