For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone
'Tech Vision 2018' lists trends that will shape future of business
short by Roshan Gupta / on 18 Sep 2018,Tuesday
Read the Accenture Technology Vision Report 2018, to understand the technology trends that will shape the future of business by tapping into the powerful potential of the intelligent enterprise. The report explains how Citizen AI, Extended Reality, Data Veracity, Frictionless Business and Internet of Thinking are changing the world and creating revolutionary growth across industries.
short by Roshan Gupta / 03:29 pm on 18 Sep
Edelweiss Tokio Life - Zindagi Plus term plan ensures #LoveLivesOn
short by Roshan Gupta / on 17 Sep 2018,Monday
Take care of your spouse with a term life insurance plan that goes beyond claims with its better half benefit. The first-of-its-kind feature not only provides claim benefit when you are not around, but also offers additional life cover to your spouse without future premiums requirements.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:08 pm on 17 Sep
22-year-old tries to steal passenger plane in US, arrested
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
A 22-year-old student pilot has been arrested and charged with criminal attempt to steal a passenger jet at an Orlando airport on Thursday. The student drove to the curb outside the airport, left his car running, hopped a fence and boarded a vacant American Airlines aircraft in a maintenance facility. He was detained before he could attempt to start it.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:01 pm on 21 Sep
Beach or door: Picture goes viral as people get confused
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 31 Aug 2018,Friday
A Twitter user recently posted a picture with a poll asking people if it's a beach or a door. The picture shows three colours: blue, green and off-white placed vertically alongside each other. People got confused as it initially appears a door but looks like a beach when rotated. The same person later shared the original photo showing a beach.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:27 pm on 31 Aug
Lion jumps into vehicle, licks and hugs tourists at safari
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Sep 2018,Friday
A video of a lion jumping into an open-sided vehicle with tourists at the Taigan Safari Park in Crimea has gone viral. In the video, the lion can be seen licking and hugging the driver and several visitors. Reacting to the video, a user tweeted, "It's like when your house cat climbs on your laptop to get your attention."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:51 pm on 07 Sep
'How to Murder Your Husband' writer accused of murdering husband
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Sep 2018,Thursday
Nancy Crampton-Brophy, a US-based romance novelist, who published an essay called 'How to Murder Your Husband' in 2011 has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband. Nancy, who also wrote a novel called 'The Wrong Husband', allegedly shot dead her 63-year-old chef husband at Oregon Culinary Institute in June. Nancy is facing charges of murder and unlawful use of weapon.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:24 pm on 13 Sep
500-yr-old Shiva statue in Aus gallery was stolen from India
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Sep 2018,Friday
A 500-year-old Shiva statue on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide was stolen from a temple in Nellai, Tamil Nadu in the 1970s. It was one of the four statues stolen from the temple and its theft was reported in 1982. Indian authorities are preparing a formal claim for the repatriation of the statue.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:19 pm on 14 Sep
US policewoman enters home thinking it's hers, shoots owner dead
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 08 Sep 2018,Saturday
A police officer in Dallas, US shot dead a 26-year-old man after she mistook his apartment as her own house. The police said that the officer returned home after her shift, found the man, Botham Jean in the house and shot him thinking it to be her home. She later called emergency services and informed them of the same.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 03:35 pm on 08 Sep
Pilot who did Kiki challenge with plane reveals it was being towed
short by Anmol Sharma / on 31 Aug 2018,Friday
A video of a pilot and a flight attendant performing the Kiki challenge alongside a moving plane without anyone in the cockpit had gone viral recently. In the video, the pilot adjusts the control panel inside the cockpit and gets out to dance. The pilot took to Instagram to clarify the plane was moving as it was being towed.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:56 pm on 31 Aug
16-year-old finds purse with $10,000 inside, returns it
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A 16-year-old student in US' California found a purse containing $10,000 (₹7.25 lakh) in the middle of the road while driving home from school. Rhami Zeini, with the help of his parents, handed it in to a local police station. The police were able to return the purse to its owner, who gave Rhami $100 as a token of appreciation.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:50 am on 18 Sep
Booker Prize winner was once decided by coin toss, reveals archive
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Sep 2018,Friday
The winner of the 1976 Man Booker Prize was decided on a coin toss, an archive revealed. David Storey won the prize for his novel Saville after a three-judge panel was unable to come to a decision. The coin toss happened after two judges were torn between Storey's novel and another book, while the third judge didn't want to vote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:24 pm on 07 Sep
Climber's body found on Europe's highest peak after 31 years
short by Saloni Tandon / on 18 Sep 2018,Tuesday
The body of a Russian climber has been found preserved on Europe's highest mountain, 31 years after she went missing. Elena Bazykina was 36-years-old when she died during a trek to Mount Elbrus in Russia in 1987. A group of climbers found the body along with a USSR passport and an aeroplane ticket from Moscow dated April 10, 1987.
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:46 pm on 18 Sep
Chetan reveals all leading men in his novels named after Krishna
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Sep 2018,Monday
In a tweet wishing Janmashtami to people on Sunday, author Chetan Bhagat revealed that all the leading men in his novels till date are named after Lord Krishna. He also announced that the protagonist of his new novel would be called 'Keshav', another name of Lord Krishna. "I read all the books but I never realized this," a user responded.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:08 pm on 03 Sep
Air hostess accepts marriage proposal mid-air, airline fires her
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Sep 2018,Sunday
The China Eastern Airlines has fired an air hostess for "neglecting passengers' safety" months after she accepted her boyfriend's marriage proposal during a flight. The incident took place in May when her boyfriend went down on knees to propose to her 30 minutes after takeoff. The airline said her private romantic behaviour was "extremely irresponsible" and caused turmoil among passengers.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:27 pm on 16 Sep
95-yr-old WWII veteran breaks own oldest scuba diver record
short by Nandini Sinha / on 02 Sep 2018,Sunday
Wallace Raymond Woolley, a 95-year-old British World War II veteran broke his own record as the world's oldest scuba diver on Saturday. He dived to explore a shipwreck of the Cypriot town of Larnaca. Woolley dived for 44 minutes at a depth of 40.6 metres, beating his previous record of 41 minutes and 38.1 metres.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:00 am on 02 Sep
Thai fire dept catching snakes after no fire call since June
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Sep 2018,Friday
A fire department in northern Bangkok is helping catch snakes in suburban neighbourhoods after not having received a call for a fire since June. In case the department manages to catch venomous snakes, they are brought to the Bangkok Snake Farm near the centre of the city. The department also conducts sessions on how to handle snakes in emergency situations.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:31 pm on 14 Sep
US town celebrates Christmas early for cancer-stricken 2-yr-old
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Sep 2018,Saturday
Residents of a small town in Cincinnati, Ohio decided to celebrate Christmas almost three and a half months early for a two-year-old boy with terminal cancer who according to the doctors has just a month to live. The two-year-old's father, a truck driver by profession, has not gone to work since the diagnosis of the condition.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:36 pm on 15 Sep
Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat eatery for eating too much
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Sep 2018,Friday
Jaroslav Bobrowski, an Ironman triathlete, was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in Germany's Bavaria after he ate close to 80 plates of sushi. Bobrowski has a special diet, in which he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats till he is full. "He eats for five people. That is not normal," the eatery's owner said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:55 pm on 14 Sep
Criminal drops his replica gun, pants during robbery attempt
short by Dishant Sharma / on 06 Sep 2018,Thursday
Police in Colorado have released CCTV footage of a robbery attempt in which a man wearing a cap and sunglasses pulls out his replica gun at the clerk before dropping it across the counter. After failing to climb over the counter to retrieve his gun, the man flees the store, pulling his pants up as they fall to his knees.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:21 pm on 06 Sep
Jailed drug lord El Chapo's kids get Barbie-themed b'day party
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Jailed Mexican drug lord El Chapo's wife Emma Coronel threw a Barbie-themed birthday party for their seven-year-old twin daughters in Mexico. Coronel, a former Mexican beauty queen, shared a photo of the pink party decor on Instagram, captioning it with, "My princess's birthday." The twins were born in the USA but live in their father's home state of Sinaloa.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:15 pm on 20 Sep
'World's oldest brewery' discovered in Israel
short by Nandini Sinha / on 15 Sep 2018,Saturday
Researchers have claimed to have discovered the world's oldest site for alcohol production and the residue of 13,000-year-old beer in a cave in Haifa, Israel. The site also served as a burial site for the Natufian people, a group of hunter-gatherers in the eastern Mediterranean. Researchers believe that the Natufians brewed beer for ritual feasts to honour the dead.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:05 pm on 15 Sep
Hospital compensates man who lost penis to flesh-eating bug
short by Nandini Sinha / on 04 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A hospital in the UK has given a six-figure compensation to a cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug following a surgery in 2013. Andrew Lane contracted the potentially fatal necrotising fasciitis infection following the surgery to remove his prostate gland. His bowel was punctured during the surgery but it was noticed six days later.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:15 pm on 04 Sep
IIT Bombay announces its business model competition 'Eureka! 2018'
short by Saloni Tandon / on 07 Sep 2018,Friday
IIT Bombay's Entrepreneurship Cell has announced the launch of its business model competition, 'Eureka! 2018', with prizes worth ₹50 lakh. The five-month-long educational experience emulates the process of raising funds for a startup, starting from a business plan to pitching it before an investor. The deadline for the first round is September 28, with the results due in January.
short by Saloni Tandon / 10:16 pm on 07 Sep
NIT Trichy's fest 'Festember' to be held from Sep 13-16
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 11 Sep 2018,Tuesday
'Festember', the annual fest of NIT Trichy, is scheduled to take place from 13 to 16 September, with this year's theme being 'An Arabian Odyssey’. Actress Nithya Menen of the 'OK Kanmani' fame will feature in the fest. Further, foley artist Karan Arjun Singh, who has given sound effects for films like 'Baahubali' and 'Dangal', will be a guest lecturer.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 05:12 pm on 11 Sep
Load More
For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone