To Compete with the Amazon an E-commerce giant company, Facebook is all set to launch its own video chat device- Portal next week, media reported on Saturday.
It is Facebook's first foray into the consumer technology space. Previously, Facebook had planned to launch Portal at its annual F8 developer conference in May.
"But the company's scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica data breach and the bombshell revelation that Russia used the platform to interfere with the 2016 elections, led executives...
In a major blow to Bhartiya Janta Party in Rajasthan, former union minister and BJP top leader Jaswant Singh's Son Manvendra Singh left BJP on Saturday.
He said that it was his biggest mistake to join the BJP.
Singh ties with the BJP have been strained ever since his father was denied a ticket in the Lok Sabha elections 2014.
Singh commenting on its upcoming plan to join Congress said, "I would like to thank my supporters. I will do whatever they ask me to do. Their decision is my decision but...
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that he was really disappointed with India’s response to reinitiate the bilateral talks for better neighbouring relationships.
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Petrol and Diesel prices touching sky high on Saturday reached close to Rs 90 per litre for petrol in Mumbai.
In the financial capital of the country, petrol was sold at Rs 89.80 per litre, up from the previous price of Rs 89.69 per litre.
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British Airways Plane Catches Fire In Las Vegas, 2 Injured
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September 9 , 2015 , 07:58 IST
An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, shooting flames from the side of the jumbo jet and forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.
[caption id="attachment_122959" align="aligncenter" width="700"] In this photo taken from the view of a plane window, smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides. (Eric Hays via AP)[/caption]
Billowing black smoke and orange flames could be seen pouring from under the plane's wings, sending passengers fleeing quickly from the aircraft and across the tarmac before about 50 firefighters doused the aircraft in minutes.
The 159 passengers and 13 crew members on board got off the plane, McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said. The airport reported on its official Twitter account that two passengers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Fire officials said paramedics on the scene were also evaluating some passengers.
Reggie Bügmüncher, of Philadelphia, said she was charging her phone and waiting at a gate for her flight when she heard people saying, "Oh, my God." She looked out the window and could see "bursts of flames coming out of the middle of the plane."
"Everyone ran to the windows and people were standing on their chairs, looking out, holding their breath with their hands over their mouths," Bügmüncher said.
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The plane's emergency slides were deployed a few moments later and passengers quickly got off the plane. She said it was a "bit more orderly" than she would have expected given the dramatic nature of the fire and smoke.
[caption id="attachment_122960" align="alignleft" width="512"] Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip can be seen behind a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff. (AP Photo/John Locher)[/caption]
Firefighters stationed at the airport reached the plane two minutes after getting reports of flames, and within another three minutes, everyone inside the plane had escaped.
After firefighters extinguished the flames, emergency vehicles could be seen surrounding the aircraft, which was left a sooty gray from the smoke and fire retardant.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane's left engine caught fire and an investigation was under way. The National Transportation Safety Board was collecting information about the incident, said Eric Weiss, a spokesman for the agency in Washington.
Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen said the cause of the fire wasn't clear yet, but the fire didn't appear to breach the cabin.
One of the airport's runways was shut down, but operations continued on the other three runways, officials said.
The Boeing 777-200 was bound for Gatwick Airport near London.
British Airways spokeswoman Caroline Titmuss didn't answer questions about the incident in an email exchange but said "safety is always our priority."
Titmuss said in an email that the airline was "looking after customers" but didn't elaborate. She said the airline would release more information later.
Las Vegas' airport is the ninth-busiest in the U.S. and had nearly 43 million passengers last year. The airport has been taking steps to accommodate more international travelers seeking direct flights to Europe and Asia, including adding new gates to accommodate wide-body double-decker jets.