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Oracle sues Google

Oracle Corp has sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software by the latter.
The suit, filed on Thursday in federal court of California, claims that Google “knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property” in developing Android, Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said in a statement. “This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies.”

Star Line up for TATA top job

NEW DELHI: Given the fact that Tata Group is an Indian company with a global presence, the process of selecting successor to Ratan Tata to head this multinational has the world’s attention and it is believed that a person of Indian origin who may not necessarily be an Indian citizen will head the company.

What is significant is that the House of Tata itself has quite a few talented individuals who may well taken on the mantle and Ratan Tata’s statement at the Tata Chemicals’ annual general meeting recently, has fuelled this thought.

SUBROTO CUP – Infant Jesus enter Semis

Infant Jesus High School, Colva defeated Fr. Agnel High School, Verna 6-5 via the tie-breaker to secure their presence in the semi finals of the ongoing under 17, Salcete Zone...

Enforcement Department to probe officers

The Enforcement Department has widened its probe into the alleged financial irregularities connected with the Commonwealth Games in India by now probing the mode of payments for the Queen’s Baron...

Bonanza for Goans from Delhi

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat returned from the National capital with some good news for Goans with the only hitch being not only whether but when, the assurances will turn into...

River Princess stirs up politicians

River Princess, the vessel lying off Candolim coast for the last ten years, after threatening the environment and ecology is now threatening to kick up a political storm with the issue of its removal getting politicised.

Former Minister Suresh Parulekar has now joined the issue demanding a thorough probe into the process of tendering the work of its removal and also threatening to take up the matter with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Mr. Parulekar has questioned the locus standi of Madgavkar Salvage participating in the tender process given the fact that one of its partner was a member of the sub-committee looking after the issue.

UK PM promises quicker visas to Indians

Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain, on Thursday promised to set in place a system to issue visas to Indians at a quicker pace and cheaper rate.

Speaking to UK tourism industry representatives on the need to increase Britain’s revenue from tourism, Mr Cameron said “measures to help the industry would be speeding up the process of getting visitors’ visas for the UK in India and China,” according to media reports

The reference to India is significant because it now provides the largest inflow of tourists from any Asian country, having overtaken Japan.

Infosys manager arrested for murder

HR Manager with Infosys Satish Gupta has been arrested by the Bangalore police for allegedly murdering his 30-year old wife Priyanka who was teaching at the Delhi Public School. According...

Mumbai Port partially opens for traffic

The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), which have been closed for traffic due to the floating and sunken containers from MSC Chitra, partially opened for traffic as ship convoys escorted by naval helicopters and warships with side sonar equipment held them to navigate the channel.

According to MbPT Chairman Rahul Asthana, small and medium ships were allowed to use the channel while JNPT Chairman N N Kumar opined that it will take another week for the channel to be fully operational.

Australian Police accused of Racism

A cab driver of Indian origin Gurpreet Singh Ashreja has accused the Australian police of racism claiming that they just “smiled” when he approached them for help after a group of passengers refused to pay him the fare.

“I was stunned when the Australian police did nothing as they listened to the passengers racially abusing me just outside the Chelsea police station,” said Gurpreet.

He said he drove to the police station for support when his passengers refused to pay $47 in fares. “Instead, he alleges he received a loud dressing down and a lecture about use of the ‘f-word’,”