April 8, 2017

Chinese hacking group tries to disrupt Xi-Trump meet

On Wednesday, Fidelis Cybersecurity firm released a report on malware attack on private trade group, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) in February last. The attack was made on the official events page by a Chinese hacking group ‘Chinese APT10‘ ahead of Trump-Xi trade summit. It is heard that this attack was traditionally made to threaten and also spy major industrialists such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola. Also, there were rumours that the attack was

Surprise strikes

With the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles from warships by the US in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted at an air base in Syria, in reaction to the gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime in which several people including women and children were killed, US President Donald Trump has signalled his toughness. The strikes mark a possible end to Trump’s honeymoon with the Russians who are staunch

City's water levels plumb new depths

Chennai: With the monsoon having failed, Chennai’s water levels are going down drastically even at the start of April. Experts say that this summer is going to be extremely tough with water scarcity reaching new heights. In a bid to mitigate the effects of water shortage, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has started an awareness campaign on water conservation. In addition, it also conducted a survey about

Will respond to Paes after the tie, says Bhupathi

Bengaluru: India’s non-playing Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi said he will give an appropriate response to estranged partner Leander Paes’ attack after winning the ongoing tie against Uzbekistan. “We just talked that we will focus on the match and a response (to Paes) will be given after we win the tie,” Bhupathi told reporters after India took a 2-0 lead on the opening day of the Asia-Oceania Group 1 tie at

DD signs Hilfenhaus to replace Duminy

New Delhi: Ben Hilfenhaus, the Australian fast bowler, has been signed by the Delhi Daredevils franchise as a replacement for South African batsman JP Duminy for the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Hilfenhaus has represented Australia in 27 Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 7 T20 Internationals. He has played for two IPL franchises in past editions. Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Vishnu Vinod has replaced injured Lokesh Rahul in the Royal Challengers

Seed to hone skills of entrepreneurs

Chennai: The Seed Transformation Program of the Stanford University which is currently functioning at East and West Africa, is expanding its wings to India with Chennai as its base. The one year programme aimed at developing the skills of the entrepreneur is scheduled to begin in August and aims at roping in entrepreuners from across the country. Speaking at a promotional event here on Friday, Standford University, Global Operations, associate

Surging Sergio joins falling Hoffman

Augusta: A surging Sergio Garcia moved up to shar the lead halfway through his second round, even as the unlikely first round leader Charley Hoffman fell rapidly at the Augusta Masters, here yesterday. Hoffman slipped with five bogeys in six holes between sixth and 11th. Hoffman shot an early birdie to move to eighth-under, even as Garcia, one group behind, birdied first three in a row. Then Hoffman began unraveling from

Hackathon held for social innovation

Chennai: Few can match the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Indian people. Fifteen per cent of start-ups in Silicon Valley have been founded by Indians and Indian Americans. Fifteen per cent! That’s coming from a diaspora community that makes up just 1 per cent of the US population, said Public Affairs Officer at US Consulate in Chennai, Ariel Pollock. She was speaking at the inauguration of Hack2Help Social Innovation

Diabetes can lead to depression, worry doctors

Chennai: An alarming ratio of India’s population is already affected by depression and this is likely to double itself in the coming years. It is important to spread awareness and unless lifestyle changes and food habits are changed, depression will continue to impact the quality of life and productivity of an individual, said Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre’s chairman and managing director Dr V Mohan. Speaking on a lecture about depression

Leander Paes inspired me: Ramkumar

New Delhi: Ramkumar Ramnathan said encouraging words from Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna helped him in getting India off to a winning start in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Uzbekistan “Before the match I spoke to Leander and he told me to play for the country and Davis Cup is a great adventure, so give your best,” Ramkumar said. Speaking to reporters after the match, he added, “Likewise

Malik Feroz Khan takes charge as TN SEC

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government, facing criticism from the High Court and Opposition parties over the non conduct of civic polls, has named Malik Feroz Khan as State Election Commissioner (SEC). Earlier, in March, former SEC P Seetharaman retired from service and the post was left vacant. This led to the delay in the conduct of polls. The State government made attempts to assign a retired IAS officer to the post