Google sets sight on future search engine

Larry Page’s famous quotation on a search engine describes a perfect search engine as the one that understands exactly what a user means and providing him exactly what he or she wanted. Recalling it Amit Singhal, Google’s top brass member writes: “It’s very much like the computer I dreamt about as a child growing up in India, glued to our black-and-white ...

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Internet access to cost more in India

The cost of accessing Internet is not fixed by the government but it has decided to impose 8 percent as licence fee on all internet service providers which would promptly reflect in consumers’ bills. This is in addition to the service tax which is already at 14 percent now. The tariff for internet services are governed by the Telecom Tariff ...

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Obama calls Indian PM, condoles Wisconsin Sikh tragedy

US President Barack Obama called the Prime Minister on Wednesday to convey condolences over the shooting incident at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012. He appreciated the contributions made by the Sikh community in American society. He said that the tragic incident would be investigated. Prime Minster Manmohan Singh thanked President Obama for the support extended by the ...

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PM congratulates Mary Kom on her Olympic medal

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated Mary Kom on her winning the bronze medal in women’s boxing at London Olympics-2012. “I join the nation in congratulating boxer Mary Kom for winning the Olympic bronze medal in the 51 kg women`s boxing event. She showed great discipline and determination and has done India proud,” he said in a statement.

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Winning free India’s first gold medal at London Olympics was exhilarating, says hockey legend Balbir Singh

By Gurmukh Singh TORONTO: Winning independent India’s first gold medal and singing the country’s new national anthem was an exhilarating experience, says hockey great Balbir Singh, who was a member of the hockey team that won the gold medal at the London Olympics in 1948. “There are many, many such moments from the Olympics that are etched in my memory,” says the 87-year-old former ...

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Carnage a hate crime, say Indian Americans

By Subhi Khanna CHICAGO: A day after they were targeted in one of the worst outbursts of violence against an immigrant community in generations, American Sikhs and the Indian American community are struggling to make sense of the bloodbath at a gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and searching for words to describe the carnage. While the motives of the suspected ...

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