Microsoft is reported to have scheduled the launch of its latest Lumia phones in India two days ahead of the December UK launch date. According to a Tech Times report, the company has sent out invites for a November 30 event in New Delhi and Mumbai to Windows Insiders who are based in India. The event is said to be where the company will unveil the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL smartphones. The UK launch event on the other hand is scheduled for December 2.
Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be running on the new Windows 10 mobile and will be the first smartphones to come pre-installed with the OS. According to the report, those who attend the launch event will be able to test drive and get some hands-on experience with the new devices.
The event invite said: "Be one of the first to get a hands-on look at these new devices, discover new Windows 10 features and chat with Microsoft experts about all the exciting details. Enjoy a live demo of Continuum for Phones and watch the Lumia 950 and 950 XL turn an external screen into a PC-like experience." more >>
Scott Kelly is one of the world's most-loved astronauts, and just recently, he took the social media world in a "UFO" ride when numerous users suggested that his November 2015 photo apparently shows an unidentified flying object.
In the photo that the NASA astronaut said was taken atop India, a cigarette-looking object with lights on both ends can be seen in the top corner. Captioned "Day 233. Once upon a #star over Southern India. #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace," fans immediately speculated that Kelly's post was hinting of an alien flyby.
Kelly is the only astronaut who broke the U.S. record for staying in the International Space Station for the longest time and he is known for the photos he takes from inside the ISS on his Twitter account. more >>
Police officials in Yamunanagar, India, have revealed that a migrant from Bihar "mortgaged" his wife off to a friend in exchange for 30,000 rupees and later killed the lender for refusing to let his wife go after the money had been paid back.
The Times of India reports that upon trying to solve the mystery behind the death of 35-year-old quiltmaker Mohammad Golam, officers in Yamunanagar discovered that Golam had loaned a friend named Sabir Ali 30,000 Indian Rupees, the equivalent of $453, this past January.
The officers realized that this was no ordinary loan when it came to light Monday that Ali had offered his wife, Salma, to Golam as collateral for the loan. more >>
An inquiry into the 2008 massacre of nearly 100 Christians in Orissa, India, has concluded its investigation and is set to publish its findings amid reports that Hindu extremism is rising again.
Fides News Agency said that the detailed report of the investigation, which looks into the worst anti-Christian violence in India's history, will be published in December.
Judge A.S. Naidu, head of the Commission of Inquiry, explained that "because of the lack of cooperation of many stakeholders, including the government, it took almost seven years to finish the investigation." more >>
It was earlier reported that the WWE is contemplating on investing in the Indian television and wrestling market after TNA Wrestling did so earlier. But the difference with the WWE investment to that of TNA is that the professional wrestling promotion is going full blast.
The official website of the WWE announced that its network will now be available in India, successfully expanding its coverage in the Indian subcontinent. The WWE Network is already available in neighbors Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The addition of India, a country of more than a billion people, means that WWE is taking the fight to its main competitor, TNA Wrestling.
The network subscription is going to be offered at $9.99 per month, but the best thing about it isn't really the price but the lack of commitment, as well as the luxury to cancel subscription any time. In order to sign up online, the website says: more >>
The Catholic Bishops of India have condemned an "inhuman act" in which two Dalit children from Sunped village in Faridabad, India, were burned alive last week in an apparent caste dispute.
"This murder of two Dalit infants was an abominable crime," Father Devasagaya Raj told the Fides News Agency. "Attacks of this kind happen all over India against Dalit, the poorest, weakest and most vulnerable of Indians."
"The Catholic Church in India stands with the weakest people and has raised a voice with the government and in society calling for protection and respect for the dignity of the outcast and the poor," he added. more >>