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HDFC Bank could report more than 20% growth in Q1 profit, NII

Key issues to watch for would be the outlook on SME retail book as management indicated some stress in same, and trends in digital banking/payments and various initiatives.

What a pair! Coupled quantum dots may offer a new way to store quantum information

Researchers have for the first time created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots -- tiny islands of confined electric charge that act like interacting artificial atoms. Such ''coupled'' quantum dots could serve as a robust quantum bit, or qubit, the fundam

New bio-inspired wing design for small drones

Taking a cue from birds and insects, researchers have come up with a new wing design for small drones that helps them fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.

Reno-Tahoe tourism boss target of misconduct investigation

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The top tourism boss for Reno-Tahoe is being investigated for unspecified allegations of misconduct. An attorney for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Tuesday that President and CEO Phil DeLone is the subject of an

1st retail pot shop on Cape Cod opens in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod has its first legal pot shop. Curaleaf opened a recreational marijuana store in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Wednesday after town officials granted the Wakefield-based company local approval. The store is located along th

DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week

DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami

Indoor world athletics championships postponed over virus

The indoor world athletics championships in Nanjing, China, have been postponed by a year because of the dangerous virus outbreak in the country

Packers poach DB coach Gray from division rival Vikings

The Green Bay Packers have hired named Jerry Gray as defensive backs coach

Packers hire Jerry Gray as defensive backs coach

The Green Bay Packers named Jerry Gray as their new defensive backs coach on Wednesday.

4th-tier Epinal beats Lille to reach French Cup quarters

Fourth-tier club Epinal has produced another French Cup upset by knocking out first-division Lille 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals

2020 Nissan Titan is coming soon and now we know what it'll cost - Roadshow

Nissan's big boy pickup is better looking than ever and it's still sensibly priced.

Disney Plus reveals two Legends of the Hidden Temple-style reality shows - CNET

The Quest and The Maze will bring a mix of fantasy and reality competition to Disney's streaming service.

Scientists create cyborg jellyfish with swimming superpowers - CNET

They're like regular jellyfish, but faster and more awesome.

House managers and Trump defense take questions in impeachment trial: Live coverage #2

After six days of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, senators now get the chance to ask questions. Questions are submitted in writing to be read by Chief Justice John Roberts, with answers generally limited to five minutes.

Senate, House Democrats unite to urge court to uphold protections for detained migrant kids

More than 100 Democratic members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate have filed a legal brief calling on a top court to reject a Trump administration attempt to gut vital protections for migrant children in U.S. custody, warning that “I

Skulls from ancient North Americans hint at multiple migration waves

But genetic data tells a very different story.

Psilocybin: The magic ingredient in psychedelic shrooms

Psilocybin, like other psychedelics, is illegal, but controlled doses may have therapeutic effects.

Trump signs USMCA trade deal predicted to create over half a million new US jobs

US President Donald Trump has signed the USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada into law, fulfilling a campaign promise to overhaul NAFTA, which proved disastrous to American manufacturing after its passage 16 years ago. Read Full Article at

New injection technique may boost spinal cord injury repair efforts

Researchers describe a new method for delivering neural precursor cells to spinal cord injuries in rats, reducing the risk of further injury and boosting the propagation of potentially reparative cells.

Scientists discover how malaria parasites import sugar

Researchers have established how sugar is taken up by the malaria parasite, a discovery with the potential to improve the development of antimalarial drugs.

Chandra Takes a Peek at Mega-Cluster of Galaxies

Chandra's X-ray Observatory spotted four galaxy clusters engaging in colliding activity. (Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA / CXC / SAO / G.Schellenberger et al.; Optical:SDSS) NASA’s Chandra captured a sweet view of many galaxy clusters and they l

‘Paper Mario’ Nintendo Switch Rumors Reminds Me Why Mario RPGs Are Bad

As Nintendo fans get itchy for a new Nintendo Direct that’s surely days away, rumors for big upcoming Nintendo Switch games are cropping up as they often do. At this point we’ve heard […] The post ‘Paper Mario’ Nintendo Switch Rumors Remind

‘Goodbye!’ Farage trolls EU Parliament with Brexit one last time, waving Union Jack flag before mic is cut off for ‘hate’

Brexit Party leader and MEP Nigel Farage gave his final speech in the European Parliament, denouncing the EU as an anti-democratic experiment. He waved the Union Jack flag to cheers from his UK colleagues as he said goodbye. Read Full Article at

Ex-president Poroshenko investigated in Ukraine over embezzlement, allegedly stealing US aid

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau has opened a probe against former president, Petro Poroshenko, who is suspected of abuse of power, embezzlement “on a grand scale” and allegedly stealing US aid funds. Read Full Article at

No Summer Olympics for Russian athletes? RUSAF faces expulsion from World Athletics

The Russian athletics team may be banned from its second summer Olympics running after the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) recommended imposing severe sanctions on the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF). Read Full Article at

WATCH: Man escapes high-rise LA apartment inferno by climbing onto window ledge

A major blaze broke out on Wednesday morning in a high-rise building in west LA, with at least one person desperately scaling the building to escape the growing flames. Firefighters below rushed in with ladders to help him down. Read Full Article at

'People are dying': UFC strawweight champ Zhang Weili fires back at Joanna Jedrzejczyk over coronavirus joke on Instagram

Joanna Jedrzejczyk's decision to post a message making light of the rapidly developing Chinese coronavirus crisis was met with an angry response from her upcoming opponent, Chinese UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili. Read Full Article at

World Cup, Champions League winner Lúcio retires at age 41

World Cup and Champions League winner Lúcio has announced his retirement at the age of 41

Ex-prosecutor: Bryant would have been convicted in Colorado

Ex-prosecutor: Bryant would have been convicted in Colorado

Coco Gauff to play Indian Wells for 1st time in March

Coco Gauff will make her first appearance at the BNP Paribas Open in March

Blues place Sundqvist on IR with lower-body injury

A lower-body injury that kept St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist out of Tuesday night's win at Calgary will sideline him a while longer.

Rivian platform will underpin Lincoln's first electric vehicle - Roadshow

Ford has made it official: Lincoln will use Rivian's skateboard platform for its first EV.

NASA's Voyager 2 endures technical hiccup at 11.5 billion miles away - CNET

It's tough when a distant spacecraft goes wonky, but NASA hopes to resume science operations soon.

Super Bowl commercials 2020: Porsche stages a chase, Google brings the tears - CNET

Plus, Mr. Peanut dies, Rick and Morty get in a pickle with Pringles, and Lil Nas X rides the Old Town Road to Doritos' Cool Ranch.

Elizabeth Warren calls for tough penalties for spreading misinformation online - CNET

The Democratic presidential candidate said she'll to fight disinformation aimed at her campaign as well as her opponents.

Apple has new lower cost iPhone, iPads and Macbook Pro coming this year, predicts analyst - CNET

We can also expect high-end wireless headphones and the long-rumored tracking tags to make an appearance, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts.

Lyft confirms 90 layoffs as it targets profitability

Shares of popular American ride-hailing giant Lyft are off 3% today in regular trading after the New York Times reported that the company would cut some staff. TechCrunch confirmed with the company that 90 individuals are expected to be impacted by the change

After forced retirement, disgraced Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher's video endangers active soldiers

A Navy SEAL who was forced to retire after he was convicted of posing with the corpse of a captive teen has now taken to social media to publicly ridicule and endanger active SEALs who helped expose his dangerously bad judgment. Former Chief Petty Officer

Xplore teams up with Nanoracks for commercial deep space exploration

Mostly when we talk about commercial space, and space startups, the focus is relatively close to home – stretching to orbit, and maybe the Moon. But Seattle-based startup Xplore wants to extend the privatization of space further still, through the developme

Google Nest begins testing HVAC alerts, partners with Handy for booking service calls

Google’s Nest is testing a new feature that will alert you to potential HVAC issues and even help you book an HVAC professional to fix it, thanks to a partnership with Handy. The company says the HVAC alerts are only available in select cities during th

Republicans have surrendered on Trump's guilt. They're making a last stand with 'So what if he did?'

Reporting on whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has secured enough support to shut down the possibility of witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump is all over the map. Some reports have insisted that “10 or 12” Republicans a
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