Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY 3,300 for the 4GB/64GB model and CNY 3,800 for 6GB/128GB. That would translate to $490/€420 and $570/€485 respectively. Shipping is free, but there will probably be additional taxes related to the import. Not that there are international units available, those are sold out as well. Anyway, we’d rather wait for a local store to start selling those (though that may never happen).

THE UNION government will conduct its first country-wide assessment of learning achievements on November 13 in which over 30 lakh school students of Classes III, V and VIII in 35,000 government schools will participate. This will be the world’s largest sample survey of learning outcomes, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a meeting with state […]

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The Amazon sale to celebrate the Independence Day is in full swing, but it’s not the only one, as Paytmand Flipkart also have ongoing sales with great offers across categories. While the discounts are across various categories, offers on mobile phones are the most highlighted across all three websites. But with different offers on the same products on Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall, […]

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BJP’s quest for knowledge: UP school students to be tested on Hindutva propaganda

Schools in UP will now be distributed Samanya Gyan Pratiyogita 2017, a 70-page booklet which contains GK questions related to Hinduism Representative image Schools in Uttar Pradesh (UP) will now be distributed Samanya Gyan Pratiyogita 2017, a 70-page booklet which contains GK questions and answers related to Hinduism. The book was released by the BJP president Amit […]

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Supping on Summer: Weather-defying treats await at this cafe

Now that there’s more than a nip in the air it seems the fashionably ironic thing to do to visit Summer House Café, already much vaunted as a nightlife destination. The restaurant sprawls over two floors of the Aurobindo Place market, encompassing a fully stocked indoor area ringed by alfresco seating and a large airy […]

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Carried out by researchers from Harvard Medical School, USA, and the University of Chieti, Italy, the team looked into the “lipstick effect” among 186 female undergraduate students. The “lipstick effect” is a known psychological phenomenon in which wearing makeup can give individuals a confidence boost by making them feel physically attractive, increasing the feeling of […]

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If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart News. Until now. In recent days, Trump has attacked the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitterand in an interview with the New York Times over his recusal from oversight of the investigation into Trump’s possible Russian […]

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Senate Republicans vote to open debate on a health care bill

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to open debate on their health care legislation, without any clear idea of what that bill will ultimately be or how it will affect millions of Americans. Two Republicans — Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) — voted no. Sen. John McCain, who has brain cancer, flew […]

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On the Record: The Dessert Travels

When Kainaz Messman opened a small bakery and patisserie in Mumbai called Theobroma (literally meaning “food of the gods” and referring to the cocoa bean), she unwittingly created a Mecca of sorts in the world of patisserie pilgrimage. The decadent brownies and desserts became sought after gifts and or favours from anyone who was returning […]

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