Meet India’s Youngest Pilot: She Got Her Pilot's License At 16 Years Old

Ever since we were little, most of us have been fascinated by aeroplanes . Whether it was the sheer excitement of flying on one or just glancing up in the sky when you’d hear engine roar.  Some eventually get past the fascination whereas some push this to the limit by actually becoming a pilot. However, She shared in an Interview with TOI, how she got fascinated by the profession, “I got fascinated by pilots. As I grew up, my fascination only increased and I finally landed up at Bombay Flying Club. ” Ayesha Aziz is the daughter of Abdul Aziz, who is a businessman from Worli, Mumbai. Abdul has always been supportive to help Ayesha achieve new heights, literally. He said to TOI, “I have always believed that knowledge and enquiry are keys to human progress. If my child had a dream which was achievable, I had to be part of the process and see that she realized this dream.” She expressed the feeling when she had her parents onboard for the first time, stating, “The first time I flew an aircraft with my parents on board, the greatest feeling I had was of independence ... a sense of liberation.” At NASA, she underwent training for a Space Shuttle Mission, specifically learning to manoeuvre spacecraft in microgravity, multi-axis training as well as extra-vehicular activity.  In 2012, she also underwent training to fly a MIG-29 jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase. ........Read more

Meet India’s Youngest PhD Holder Who Completed His MSc At 10 Years Old

For some, mathematics is surely something that can put their minds to a spin. But some truly enjoy the challenge and end up being good at it. However, there are some for whom all this is rather effortless.  We came across one such individual, who has Meet Tathagat Avatar Tulsi, India’s child prodigy. He was in fact one of the youngest to ever complete his high-school, graduation, masters and PhD.  . In just a year, he completed his BSc followed by Masters in Science from Patna Science College at the age of 12.   He co-authored an unpublished research manuscript ("A New Algorithm for Fixed-point Quantum Search") with Lov Grover, the inventor of a quantum search algorithm that goes by his name.  The research paper was just 35 pages long, yet he felt it had immense potential. He said in an interview with TOI, "Despite the short length, the thesis is innovative enough to qualify as a PhD work. I was always interested in quantum computers and would like to develop software for it. Quantum computers will take us one step ahead in changing the world for the better." Tulsi has been in the limelight since a very young age. In 2001, he was shortlisted by the Indian Government's Department of Science and Technology (DST) to participate in a Nobel laureates conference in Germany. ........Read more

Italian Glaciers Covered With White Sheets to Slow Melting Caused by Global Warming, Pictures Emerge

In an effort to prevent the Presena glacier in Northern Italy from melting due to global warming, a team of conservationists has begun the process of laying vast tarpaulin sheets to cover over 100,000 sq metres of the giant glacier. The six-week process is repeated every year once the ski season is over and summer begins in full force, as per an AFP report. This area is continuously shrinking, so we cover as much of it as possible,” Carosello Tonale head Davide Panizza told AFP. The coverings are “geotextile tarpaulins that reflect sunlight, maintaining a temperature lower than the external one, and thus preserving as much snow as possible,” he further said. Notably, the Presena glacier has lost more than one-third of its volume since 1993.........Read more

India's May gold imports fall 99% from a year ago to 1.4 tonnes - government source

India’s gold imports in May plunged 99% from a year earlier as international air travel was banned and jewellery shops were closed amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, a government source said on Tuesday. The world’s second-biggest consumer of the precious metal imported around 1.4 tonnes of gold in May, down from 133.6 tonnes a year ago, said the source, who declined to be identified because they are not authorised to speak to the media. In value terms, May imports dropped to $76.31 million from to $4.78 billion a year ago, he added. ........Read more

In Sharanya Ramprakash's Kannada play Nava, a guide for greater transgender presence in Indian theatre

Last year’s observances took place at the Lakshmipuram burial ground which also houses a temple dedicated to Kali at her most potent and dangerous. An intrigued onlooker at the event was the Bengaluru-based theatremaker Sharanya Ramprakash, who had begun work on Nava, a play in Kannada featuring an ensemble of nine urban trans women, some of whom participated in the Karaga ritual. "It was striking to see them in their element against this backdrop, where symbols of womanhood are used so powerfully," said Ramprakash. ........Read more

Private airlines restart bookings, Spicejet departures 16 May, Indigo 1 June

The move by the companies comes exactly a week after they were rapped by the civil aviation ministry for taking bookings even as restrictions on movement of people, imposed to prevent the spread of covid-19, remained in force. They were told not do bookings till further instructions. In the first instance, while private airlines had restarted taking bookings for only a few days and then restarted, it was Air India’s move on 18 April to join their ranks that had upset the authorities. They were then forced to tell all airlines to stop bookings.........Read more

Smuggling across Bangladesh border drops amidst pandemic, claims BSF

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officials have informed that the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus has resulted in a sharp decline in infiltration and smuggling of cattle, gold, marijuana, fake Indian currency notes (FICN) through the porous 2,216.7 km India-Bangladesh border. At the South Bengal frontier, only 371 km is fenced out of the 915 km. The BSF has attributed the decline in smuggling to the fear of the Chinese virus, sealed borders with Bangladesh, increased patrolling of the porous region and apprehensions of a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise. Since the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, only 13 Bangladeshi infiltrators had been captured till April 10. During the same period in 2018 and 2019, the numbers were at staggering 76 and 33 respectively.........Read more

India approves hydroxychloroquine orders for three countries

India has given a green signal to the order of the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug of three countries -- the United States (US), Spain, and Australia. All of these countries had placed an order for the drug earlier. The US administration terms 'hydroxychloroquine' as a game-changing drug to deal with the COVID-19 crisis although there is still no consensus in the medical community on its use. India is the largest producer of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).........Read more

Bihar govt. declares COVID-19 an epidemic

The regulation has given legal powers to government officials to conduct mass screening of suspected patients, including forcible isolation, sealing of any geographical area and taking punitive action against those hiding symptoms of the virus, running away from isolation centres or spreading misinformation. Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India In Bihar, a total 311 suspected cases have been reported but none has tested positive yet. There has also been no death due to the disease in the State and all schools, colleges, coaching centres, malls and cinema halls have been closed till March 31.........Read more

Kerala passes resolution against circular banning Indians from Covid19 hit nations

The Kerala Assembly on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution against the Centre's circular banning the return of Indians from coronavirus-hit countries such as Italy unless they produce a certificate that proves they have tested negative for the infection. The resolution moved by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the circular was “inhuman” and was akin to “cruelly abandoning” the expatriate Indians. Vijayan had on Tuesday written a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to withdraw the circular issued by director general of civil aviation (DGCA).........Read more

The Misanthrope Society: A Taipei bar for people who dislike humankind

Hidden away in a dead-end alley, a skeleton perches on a bar stool with a wine glass and a cigarette. Grinning vacantly, he leans against a wall emblazoned with a quote from Franz Kafka: "There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe ... but not for us." This is your welcome to "The Misanthrope Society," a bar that offers drinkers and diners a respite from other people. The quirky addition to Taipei's bar scene serves up creative cocktails, black humor and a dislike of humankind.........Read more

Could we BE anymore excited? Friends cast confirm to reunite for special on HBO Max

Friends fans from across the globe let out a celebratory cheer on Saturday as it was confirmed by HBO that the cast of the hit 90s sitcom will reunite for a special on the streaming platform HBO Max and that that it will air in May 2020. "The One Where They All Get Back Together" is officially on as all six stars who were a part of the original sitcom which aired from 1994-2004, for ten seasons, will return for the special. The star cast of the show, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc announced the news on Instagram with two words: "It’s happening."........Read more

J&K attracts Rs 670 crore investment ahead of investor summit: Toyota, Oracle show interest

The industries department team from J&K held a roadshow in Bengaluru, where the state officials met with various corporate leaders to secure investment deals for J&K. The report suggests the largest carmaker Toyota Motors and tech giant Oracle have shown keen interest in J&K and expressed plans to invest in the state. The state government signed 13 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 670 crore. The report also highlights that the state officials received a proposal for a technology innovation centre in J&K, attracting an investment of Rs 175 crore.........Read more

Chandigarh to finally get Sector 13 after 54 years of formation

The UT administration has decided to rename eight areas of the city including Manimajra, which will be renamed to Sector 13 now. Le Corbusier, who designed the city, considered number 13 as inauspicious and therefore, he did not include it. Earlier, Zee Media had reported that the Chandigarh administration had proposed to rename Manimajra as Sector 13. Citizens were also asked for their opinions and objections in the matter. Although people did express displeasure, taking the matter to court, the authorities have decided to add Sector-13 to the city by renaming the Manimajra area. It will now be known as Sector-13 (Manimajra).........Read more

Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Reaches 80 in China, 2,744 Cases Confirmed

The death toll from the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China rose sharply to 80 after the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei suffered 24 new fatalities on Monday. The number of people infected with the SARS-like virus has reached 2,744, prompting authorities to expand travel lockdown to combat the widespread.........Read more

Rowing Federation of India Lifts Dattu Bhokanal’s Two-Year Suspension

Bhokanal has Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra, who intervened into the matter and ensured the ban gets lifted. Bhokanal was banned after he left the single sculls race midway at the Asian Games. He was banned by the Rowing Federation of India (RFI) in March last year. In his explanation, Bhokanal had said that he fell off the boat as it overturned, and he was also not well on that day. But after Batra asked the RFI to review its decision, the national rowing body informed the IOA chief that Bhokanal’s suspension has been lifted.........Read more

SC agrees to hear telcos plea seeking fresh schedule for payment of Rs 1.47 lakh crore dues

The Supreme Court agreed to list next week fresh pleas of telecom firms, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices, seeking a fresh schedule of payment of statutory dues to the tune of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Department of Telecommunications. The telcos said they wanted an open court hearing on their fresh pleas with regard to working out fresh schedule of payment of their dues.........Read more

Lokpal member DB Bhosale resigns

Justice Bhosale was administered the oath of office by Lokpal chairman Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose on March 27, 2019. Lokpal is a three-member, anti-corruption watchdog comprising a chairman, a judicial and non-judicial member. The members of the Lokpal will include eight members - former High Court judges and civil servants. The law provides for a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in states to probe cases of corruption against public servants. ........Read more

ISRO, in Tie up With NIT, Sets up Academic Centre For Space Research in Karnataka

In an attempt to promote indigenous researches on space technology, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set up a regional academic centre for space at the National Institute of Technology (NIT-K) at Surathkal in Karnataka, about 380km from Bengaluru.........Read more

Spoke to Rahul Dravid, players will have to go to NCA for rehabilitation: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that the Indian players will have to go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for post-injury rehabilitation. Ganguly's comments came after his meeting with Head of Cricket at the NCA Rahul Dravid. The meeting between Ganguly and Dravid was held days after the NCA had refused to conduct a fitness test of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who is returning from a back injury. ........Read more

Facebook faces another data breach, data of 267 million users exposed

According to a report by Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko, personal data consisting of user IDs, phone numbers and names of 267,140,436 Facebook users was left exposed on a database online. This database could be accessed by anyone on the web without a password or any form of authentication and hence, it could be used for SMS spams and phishing attacks.........Read more

Centre to give citizenship to refugees in WB if Mamata govt fails to do so: BJP

As the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to speak against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying that she'll never allow the schemes in West Bengal as long as TMC is in power, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary in-charge of the state Kailash Vijayvargiya on Thursday said the Modi government in the Centre would grant citizenship to the refugees from three neighbouring nations if the state government fails to do so. ........Read more

Lok Sabha passes bill to merge Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu

G Kishan Reddy addressed the Lok Sabha and said that the bill has been brought to provide for merger of union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, in view of the policy of the Government to have "Minimum Government, Maximum Governance". ........Read more

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of West Indies T20I series, Sanju Samson named replacement

“Samson might be included in the squad as a replacement of Dhawan. Dhawan got operated on his knee, depending upon his medical status report, the final call will be taken,” a BCCI source told.........Read more

Tweets by PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, other female sportspersons supporting Modi's Bharat Ki Laxmi campaign invite criticism on Twitter

Criticising the identical text of the posts by the sportspersons, Congress leader Khushbu Sundar questioned the “cut-copy-paste” job, while others alleged that they were asked to post the tweets by the PMO.........Read more

Ease of Doing Business 2020: India, Pakistan Among Top 20 Improved Countries

Based on the number of reforms, India has been ranked as one of the top-20 improvers in Doing Business 2020 by the World Bank. The detailed report will be published on October 24. The ranking, however, does not reflect the performance of the economies. But they certainly indicate at the business-friendly atmosphere in the countries. According to the World Bank list, India made it easier to do business in four areas. Authorities in Mumbai and New Delhi brought in single-window clearance system replacing various possible roadblocks. “Starting a business is less costly thanks to abolished filing fees for the SPICe company incorporation form, electronic memorandum of association and articles of association. Exporting and importing is also easier following the integration of several government agencies into an online system and the upgrading of port equipment and infrastructure. India’s achievements this year build on a sustained multi-year reform effort. Since 2003-04, India has implemented 48 reforms captured by Doing Business. The most improved business regulatory areas have been starting a business, dealing with construction permits and resolving insolvency,” the listing said. The other top improvers are Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Djibouti, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, The Kyrgyz Republic, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Togo, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe.........Read more

Punjab police busts Khalistani terror module; 4 arrested with huge cache of arms

The Punjab police on Sunday busted a terror module of the revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), which was conspiring to unleash a series of terrorist strikes in Punjab and adjoining states. Four persons were arrested and a huge cache of arms, consisting of five AK-47 rifles, pistols, satellite phones and hand grenades, was seized by the police. Those arrested have been identified as Balwant Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Balbir Singh. The module was backed by the Pakistan-based chief of the KZF, Ranjeet Singh, alias Neeta, and his Germany-based associate, Gurmeet Singh, alias Bagga. Initial investigations revealed the use of drones to deliver weapons and communication hardware from across the border. Given the international links and the ramifications of the conspiracy, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to hand over further investigations in the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to ensure that the entire conspiracy is fully and expeditiously unraveled. The Chief Minister has also urged the Central government to direct the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF) to launch necessary counter-measures to check any further hostile drone activity in the border state of Punjab.........Read more

The next big space race is happening in Asia

On September 7, India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission deployed its Vikram lander for an attempted landing at the moon's south pole. Communications with the lander were lost just minutes prior to the scheduled landing. Recent imaging suggests that Vikram may have survived the landing intact, but it might be unable to communicate. No matter the outcome, the mission has already proved successful as Chandrayaan-2 continues to orbit the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 adds to the list of India's recent accomplishments in space. This probe was sent on a scientific mission, but India's achievements in space include other military developments, all of which reflect a challenge to China. Though some are warning of a space race between the U.S. and China, I suggest the real space race is happening in Asia. This year alone, both China and India have landed, or attempted to land, probes on the moon. These types of missions are one way to achieve international prestige. But they also peacefully demonstrate capabilities that could be used in conflict. From my perspective as a space policy analyst, India's activities, combined with its escalating tensions with Pakistan, contribute to increasing regional tension.........Read more

'RSS-like' Heads & Mega Gandhi Jayanti Event on Agenda, Sonia Gandhi Chairs Key Cong Meeting

With mega event for 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 'RSS-like Preraks' on agenda, Sonia Gandhi is chairing a meeting of senior party leaders, the 'first big meeting' by the Congress interim president after taking charge. According to sources, the meeting agenda will revolve around Gandhi Jayanti preparations, membership drive and party worker training. Among those on the dais are former PM Manmohan Singh and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, however, gave the meeting a miss, but senior MP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is in attendance. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other general secretaries and state Congress chiefs are also likely to be present at the crucial meet that will also discuss ongoing economic slowdown. The preparations for Gandhi Jayanti are being seen as Congress's strategy to counter the Narendra Modi government’s plans. The grand old party workers will carry out padyatras across the country, wearing Gandhi topis and holding seminars. "BJP wants to claim Gandhi's legacy and for that, it has started with the ban single use plastic plan — this apart from Swachh Bharat. Comgress doesn't want BJP to walk away with the claim on legacy as the party has always projected itself as the true inheritor of Gandhian philosophy, and the only party which has been the pioneer of freedom struggle," an expert said. ........Read more

Forget iPhone 11; this is the beastly flagship smartphone you really need

The iPhone launch event is just around the corner and even though it hasn’t yet launched, it is facing stiff competition from a flagship model that’s due to be launched in the first quarter of 2020. The Samsung Galaxy S11 is half a year away from being unveiled but the leaks and a rumour are dropping fast and if you have plans to purchase the iPhone 11, then this is a friendly suggestion that you should look away now. The latest bit of information comes via the ever reliant @IceUniverse who claims that the Galaxy S11 has already arrived in the research and development stage and with it, we get a clear indication of what to expect when the smartphone that’s described as “a new beginning” will feature. Let’s first start with the codename of the Samsung Galaxy S11. The South Korean tech giant has given away the main focus of the upcoming handset with its leaked codename — Picasso. The brand has started naming its devices after famous artists and they had selected Da Vinci for the highly sought after Galaxy Note 10. Also, Picasso has always been considered to be a revolutionary painter known for his incredible use of colour; so, with this, we can infer that the Samsung Galaxy S11 will be a revolutionary device.........Read more

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after separatist’s call for march to UN office

Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar city on Friday after posters issued by the separatists called on people to march to the local United Nations military observer group office, officials said. Restrictions were eased in most areas of Kashmir this week, with barricades being lifted and the movement of people and traffic increasing gradually, but markets remained shut and mobile and Internet services suspended for the 18th day on Thursday. ........Read more

Lionel Messi Faces Up to 2 Years Ban For Accusing CONMEBOL of Fixing Copa America for Brazil

Lionel Messi may receive a harsh punishment from CONMEBOL, the continental governing body of football in South America, after accusing the federation and referees of "fixing" the Copa America for Brazil. On Sunday night, Brazil beat Peru 3-1 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro to lift their ninth Copa America title and fifth on home soil. However, over the past few days, the headlines have been dominated by Messi who lashed out at the refereeing and felt that the tournament was set up for the hosts Brazil. Messi's Argentina lost to Brazil 2-0 in the semi-final of the tournament, where they were denied a couple of penalties. After the loss, Messi criticised the refereeing in front of the reporters. The matter, however, escalated when Messi went a step further in accusing CONMEBOL after Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile in the bronze medal play-off. After the match, Messi said, "We don't have to be part of this corruption. The lack of respect that they have showed us throughout this tournament. "Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don't allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit. "I think the cup is fixed for Brazil. I hope that the VAR and the referees have nothing to do in this final and that Peru can compete because they have the team to do so although I think it's difficult." ........Read more

US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules: Report

The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries’ row over tariffs and trade. The plan to restrict the popular H-1B visa programme, under which skilled foreign workers are brought to the United States each year.........Read more

'Close' to Smriti Irani, Former Village Head Surendra Singh Shot Dead in Amethi

A former village head in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men on Saturday night. The incident, which comes merely two days after the counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, has left the residents in a state of panic. ........Read more

Bad loans: 80 per cent of write offs in decade came in last five years

Eager to show lower bad loans, banks wrote off Rs 1,08,374 crore in 2016-17 and Rs 161,328 crore in 2017-18. In the first six months of 2018-19, they wrote off Rs 82,799 crore. The quantum of writeoff zoomed to Rs 64,000 crore in the October-December 2018 quarter.........Read more

Naresh Goyal may submit bids for stake in Jet Airways 

Former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal is likely to submit initial bids for the stake in the airline. SBI Caps has the mandate for Jet Airways' sale on behalf of the SBI-led consortium of domestic lenders to the debt-ridden private carrier.........Read more

Japanese woman honored by Guinness as oldest person at 116

A 116-year-old Japanese woman was honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records. Kane Tanaka was born Jan. 2, 1903, the seventh among eight children, she lives in Fukuoka, in Japan's southwest.........Read more

Pakistan Provides Three-layer Security to JeM Chief, Shifts Him to Safe Hideout: Intelligence Sources

Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar has been moved to a safe hideout in Pakistan‘s Bahawalpur, sources in the Indian intelligence agencies claimed. Besides, a three-layer security has also been provided to the terrorist to protect him. ........Read more

Asom Gana Parishad pulls out of BJP-led govt in Assam over Citizenship Bill

Months after threatening to quit the alliance with BJP, the Asom Gana Parishad finally withdrew support from the saffron party-led government in Assam over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.........Read more

Bad news for Modi government? Deloitte says Indian bank frauds up, will continue rising

Rounding off the year of India's biggest banking fraud on state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), British professional services multinational Deloitte has said such frauds will continue to rise with banks continuing to "lack a holistic anti-financial crime compliance programme".........Read more

Sebi begins probe into DSP Mutual Fund’s sale of DHFL bonds

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has initiated an enquiry into DSP Mutual Fund selling bonds of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) in September.........Read more

Harley-Davidson debuts its first electric motorcycle, coming 2019

Harley-Davidson this week showed off its first electric motorcycle at the Milan Motorcycle Show. The electric bike drops in 2019, but the company is holding back on to all the important specs about speed, range, and charging for now.........Read more

Doomed Lion Air plane's air speed indicator was malfunctioning for last four flights

The doomed Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea, killing 189 passengers last month, was found to have a malfunctioning airspeed indicator for its last four flights -- and, crucially, at the time of the crash.........Read more

#MeToo: Mahesh's Brand Partner A Sexual Predator!

#MeToo storm hits top talent manager of Bollywood and brand partner of many south celebs, Anirban Blah. A few of his former clients and aspirant actors have come up with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.........Read more

Rafale fighter jets to be delivered to India from 2019: Dassault CEO

Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said they will deliver the Rafale fighter jets to India from 2019 and may see new orders in coming months. India signed a deal with Dassault in 2016 for the transfer of 36 Rafale jets.........Read more

Bangladesh court gives life sentence to opposition party chief in...

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced Tarique Rahman, the acting chairman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), to life in prison for plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she was in opposition.........Read more

Contracts in Telangana : Jagan's Phone Call

Senior Congress leader and former MP Madhu Yashki Goud have made interesting comments that may trigger a storm in Andhra Pradesh politics. Yashki has accused the TRS government of giving its contracts to Rayalaseema contractors upon Jagan's phone call.........Read more

HDFC Vice President goes missing from Mumbai office, police suspect abduction

HDFC Bank vice president Kiran Sanghvi, a resident of Mumbai’s Malabar Hill has disappeared under strange circumstances from his office in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills. However, Sanghvi’s car was found with blood stains in Navi Mumbai’s Airoli.........Read more

Hyderabad twin bomb blasts: 2 of 5 accused convicted, sentencing on Monday

Eleven years after 42 people were killed in the Hyderabad twin blasts, a special NIA court convicted Aneeq Shafeeq Sayeed and Ismail Chaudhary and acquitted two others in the case. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday. ........Read more

Jammu And Kashmir: 12 Killed, One Injured After Vehicle Falls Into Chenab

Around 12 pilgrims of Machail yatra lost their lives and two were left injured after a vehicle in which they were travelling fell into the Chenab, 28 kilometres from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir........Read more

Nirav Modi in UK, confirms authorities; CBI moves extradition request

The UK has confirmed the presence of Nirav Modi in its territory. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also sent an extradition request go through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).........Read more

Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along LoC in Poonch sector in JK

The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire firing on the forward posts along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.........Read more

'Reform, Perform, Transform': PM Modi Outlines Government’s Achievements in last Independence Day Speech before 2019 Elections

In his fifth Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, Modi spoke about GST, One Rank One Pension, Rural Electrification, Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan, Modicare, Social Justice and the future of Indian Space programme.........Read more

After months of deadlock, Centre clears Justice KM Joseph's name for elevation to Supreme Court

The Centre has finally agreed to the Supreme Court Collegium’s decision to elevate Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa High Court Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the apex court.........Read more

Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR after earthquake in Haryana's Sonipat

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit Haryana's Sonipat at 3:37 pm on Sunday. Tremors were felt in parts of Delhi-NCR and Uttar Pradesh. Delhi's Narela and Rohini experienced strong tremors. People rushed out of their homes in Rohini.........Read more

RBI makes Aadhaar key to KYC compliance

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday amended it ‘know your customer’ (KYC) guidelines, making Aadhaar key to conducting customer due diligence by banks + and finance companies. The RBI has also done away with sections relating to the use of other “officially valid documents” by lenders for address and identity proof but has said that the new norms are subject to the final judgment of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar.........Read more

WhatsApp extends 'Delete for everyone' duration to over 1 hour in its latest beta update along with two more additional features

WhatsApp beta version 2.18.69 allows users to delete messages within 4096 seconds or 68 minutes and 16 seconds of the message being sent. while the increased number does sound a little random, it is a vast improvement as compared to 420 seconds or seven minutes deadline earlier.........Read more

Insurance Benefit Unclaimed For 10 Years Is Not Paid Back: Is The Provision Right?

In a case when due to inadequate knowledge of the policy with the insurers, many times the benefits by the insurers are left unclaimed, and if it the claim remains unclaimed for 10 years or more, the said funds then go to the Senior citizen welfare fund instead of the insurer making an attempt to find out the proper beneficiary to whom the payment should be made.........Read more

Facebook said to be teaching chatbots to talk like humans

Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) have tested a new approach that teaches bots how to chit-chat like humans. The team used a special 164,000-utterance dataset titled “Persona-Chat” to teach its AI to look for patterns. “Persona-Chat” consists of more than 160,000 lines of dialogue, sourced from workers found on Amazon’s “Mechanical Turk” marketplace........Read more

Kabul attack: Pakistan army supplied equipment to attackers, says Afghan envoy Majeed Qarar

Afghan diplomat Majeed Qarar said that the equipment used by the attackers were supplied by the Pakistan Army to the terrorist organisation in Kashmir and Afghanistan. “The night vision goggles found with Taliban attackers in maiwand’s ANA base were military grade goggles (Not sold to the public) procured by Pak army from a British company & supplied 2 Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in Kashmir & Taliban in Afghanistan. Lashkar-e-Tayyeba is an international terrorist org”.........Read more

Winter Olympics in South Korea under cyber attack: Hackers target event with malware campaign

The upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea is being targeted by hackers with a phishing and malware campaign, researchers at cybersecurity firm McAfee have discovered. The hackers have attached a malicious Microsoft Word document in an email which was primarily targeted at, the email address associated with ice hockey at the Winter Olympics, with several organisations in South Korea copied on the BCC line.........Read more

Liverpool signs Virgil van Dijk in a record-breaking $100M transfer

Liverpool is breaking the world transfer record for a defender by signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a $100 million move. Following Liverpool’s long-running pursuit of the 26-year-old Netherlands center back, Southampton announced on Wednesday that it accepted the record fee ahead of the January transfer window opening.........Read more

New Frog Species Identified in Arunachal

Scientists have discovered a new frog species from its home in the fast flowing streams in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district, one of the five discovered in India in the recent times and the 59th in the world. The new species discovered from Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) has been named as Odorrana arunachalensis, after the state where it was discovered.........Read more

ED summons Kashmir separatists Geelani in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Kashmir separatist, S A S Geelani in connection with a money laundering case. The ED wants to question Geelani in connection with a 2002 case in which Income Tax department officials had recovered 10,000 US Dollars from his home.........Read more

MooCow to enter India in March 2018

Malaysian yogurt brand MooCow is entering India in partnership with FranGlobal, the overseas arm of franchise solutions company Franchise India Holdings Ltd. FranGlobal will be the master franchise of MooCow in India and will initially invest $200,000 in marketing and advertising the brand in the country.........Read more

Major cause of dementia discovered

Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. Urea and ammonia in the brain are metabolic breakdown products of protein. Urea is more commonly known as a compound which is excreted from the body in urine. If urea and ammonia build up in the body because the kidneys are unable to eliminate them, serious symptoms can result.........Read more

Prannoy outwits Srikanth to emerge as new National champion

H.S Prannoy outwitted World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in a thrilling finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship.........Read more

Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS Launched In India; Priced At Rs 1.09 Lakh

Bajaj Auto has introduced the ABS variant of the naked street fighter, the Pulsar NS200 in India. The Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS is priced at Rs 1.09 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). It is equipped with a single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) on the front wheel. The motorcycle also gets a bigger 300mm front disc which improves the braking.........Read more

Bacterial Fats, not dietary ones, may deserve the blame for heart disease

Heart disease and fatty clogs in the arteries go hand in hand. But new evidence suggests the fatty molecules might come not only from what you eat, but from the bacteria in your mouth, The research may explain why gum disease is associated with heart trouble.........Read more

Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors" tailored to the needs of the emerging technology........Read more

Burma, Bangladesh to agree plan for repatriation of Rohingya refugees

After meeting in the capital Dhaka, Bangladeshi and Burmese officials agreed on Monday to set up a working group to plan the repatriation of the 507,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled to escape an ongoing army crackdown.........Read more

Fighting allergies by silencing immune cells

Researchers are one step closer to developing new medicines for treating inflammatory diseases, including allergies such as rhinitis, itchy hives, asthma, eczema and dermatitis. The molecular switch we have developed turns off an important protein on the surface of human immune cells that controls how our immune system responds to many allergens in the environment.........Read more

Hubble Sees Tiny Phobos Orbiting Mars

Mars’ moon Phobos is a pretty fascinating customer! Compared to Mars other moon Deimos, Phobos (named after the Greek personification of fear) is the larger and innermost satellite of the Red Planet. Due to its rapid orbital speed, the irregularly-shaped moon orbits Mars once every 7 hours, 39 minutes, and 12 seconds. In other words, it completes over three orbits of Mar within a single Earth day.........Read more

US ‘global strike’ concept is a direct military threat – Russia’s new naval doctrine

The quest for global domination in the world’s oceans as well as the global strike concept by the US and its allies puts international stability at risk and poses a direct military threat to Russia, Moscow’s new naval doctrine says.........Read more

The World Will Soon Have A Computer That Can Reveal The Taste And Fragrance Of Food

This invention will surely be a breakthrough in the field of food as well as technology. People from all across the world are, till date, largely dependent on knowledge and judgment of human beings in order to determine the fragrance and taste of foods. However, if a computer capable of doing this comes into existence, the arena of food technology will experience a striking transformation.........Read more

Medical device maker Spectranetics to be acquired by Philips for 1.9 billion euros

Dutch healthcare company Philips has agreed to buy U.S.-based Spectranetics Corp , a maker of devices to treat heart disease, for 1.9 billion euros ($2.16 billion) including debt, as it expands its image-guided therapy business.........Read more

Future of Surat’s textile hub after GST

Surat’s reaction to GST is split along this formal/informal axis. Composite units are unconcerned while smaller ones are in despair. The reasons go beyond loose chatter about these units wanting to avoid taxes, worrying about a jump in paperwork, or running a business that is too cash-strapped to employ accountants.........Read more

India's membership to NSG stalled by China again

Thanks to China, India's wait for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership continues as the 27th plenary meeting of the body ended in Bern, Switzerland without handing out any good news for New Delhi.........Read more

J&K: Top police officer stripped, lynched to death by mob outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

A deputy superintendent of police was lynched to death by an irate mob after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people who caught him clicking pictures near a mosque in downtown area of Srinagar.........Read more

All is not well in Congress media cell, C Rajagopalachari’s grandson Kesavan claims north-south divide

Now an apparent rift within Congress' communication department has come to the fore with party's media panellist C R Kesavan, who is the grandson of C Rajagopalachari, venting his frustration.........Read more

GST rates on cars: Discounts of up to Rs 2.5 lakh on Tata, Mahindra and Hyundai cars

Ahead of the GST's implementation, various car manufacturers are offering lucrative discounts on their cars, ranging between Rs 15,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. You can avail these benefits in form of cash discount and exchange bonus, depending on make and models.........Read more

Karnataka: Indian Coast Guard rescues 27 workers from flooded ship

The Indian Coast Guard Karnataka on Sunday rescued remaining 23 personnel from Dredger Ibis, reported to be in distress 4kms south of old port Mangalore.........Read more

Sources: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump

Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team, sources told.........Read more

Anil Madhav Dave, Environment Minister, no more

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away on Thursday. He was 60.Absolutely shocked by the sudden demise of my friend & a very respected colleague, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave ji. My condolences," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.........Read more

Workers’ rights: Employment is becoming more of a male privilege than ever, says labour historian

At an international symposium on the Future of Work organised in Geneva in April by the International Labour Organisation – which completes its centenary next year – labour historian Marcel Van Der Linden traced the historical causes of some of these shifts in the world of work.........Read more

Bin Laden's head was pieced together for identification: ex-Navy Seal

An ex-Navy SEAL, who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, has revealed that the al-Qaeda chief's head was so severely destroyed by his gunfire that it had to be pressed back together for identification.........Read more

Now, Do An Aerial 'Dilli Darshan' In A Pawan Hans Chopper For Just ₹2,500

National chopper operator Pawan Hans is set to launch its "Delhi Darshan" rides from next month with a 10-minute sortie costing ₹2,499 per person. Besides, the state-owned aviation firm will also offer a 20-minute helicopter ride for ₹4,999.........Read more

Not enough fire stations in India: study

There are not enough fire stations in India, even in urban areas, to fight the fire accidents that are devouring our homes. Of the minimum 8,559 fire stations needed in the country, only 2,087 are in place, leaving a shortage of 65.10%.........Read more

Trump’s budget cuts could hurt Modi’s pet urban development plan

US President announced outlines of his first budget on Thursday, with many federal government agencies facing a funding axe. Among them is the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), that has worked with India on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet urban renewal project — the Smart Cities Mission — providing technical expertise and assistance.........Read more

Soon, you may be allowed to withdraw up to 90 per cent from PF account to buy home

Government will amend EPF scheme to enable around 4 crore members of retirement fund body EPFO to withdraw up to 90 per cent of their fund for making down payments while buying homes, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.........Read more

IIT scholars will have to return entire fellowship amount if they leave midway

To promote quality research in IITs and ensure students opt for higher education, the HRD ministry, under the Prime Minister’s Research fellowship, is likely to receive a fellowship amount of ₹75,000 per month, sources said. To pass on the benefit to students, the HRD ministry has, however, included a clause under which students awarded the fellowship for direct PhD in IITs after completing BTech will have to refund the entire amount in case they leave the course midway.........Read more

IPL 10: Hotstar may make Rs200 crore in advertisement revenue this cricket season

The firm has signed two sponsorship deals of Rs20 crore each with Chinese smartphone maker Vivo (also the title sponsor for IPL) and automobile firm Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. The two will be co-presenting sponsors for IPL 10. In addition, the firm is closing deals with other advertisers, including Oppo—the newly appointed sponsor for team India—and computer technology firm Dell.........Read more

Oppo Replaces Star as New Team India Sponsor

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the Oppo Mobiles India Private Limited as the new team sponsor for the Indian cricket team. "The mobile manufacturing giant OPPO's association with BCCI will start from April 2017 for a period of five years,"........Read more

Another HSC paper leaked before exam

Two days after the Class 12 Marathi paper leaked on WhatsApp minutes before the exam, the Secretarial Practice (SP) paper surfaced on the instant messaging application minutes before the exam began on Saturday.........Read more

Kenya court blocks closing of Dadaab — world’s biggest refugee camp

A Kenyan court ruled on Thursday that the government must not close the world’s largest refugee camp and send more than 2,00,000 people back to war-torn Somalia, a decision that eases pressure on Somalis who feared the camp would close by the end of May.........Read more

SC withdraws all powers from Justice Karnan, next hearing on Feb 13

Chief Justice of India JS Khehar has decided to initiate contempt of court proceedings against a sitting Calcutta High Court judge who in recent months lashed out at his colleagues, accusing them of corruption. The apex court, also issued a contempt notice to the sitting judge of the Calcutta HC and also asked him to be present in person on the next date of hearing on February 13. ........Read more

Bhatinda blast: All leads point to a terror attack

The Bhatinda blast was a targeted terror strike, investigators have prima facie concluded. The presence of Improvised Explosive Devices and the strategic manner in which it was placed has led the police to believe that the blast was a targeted terror strike. Investigators have, however, refused to name any one organisation responsible for the blast.........Read more

‘Cycler’ Space Train will Make Regular Earth to Moon Runs in the Future

Cycler, a future "space train" consisting of three inflatable modules housing humans, is set to take space tourists from the Earth to the Moon with passenger train-like predictability and efficiency. A concept of Canadian Charles Bombardier, grandson of the man who invented the snowmobile, Cycler is a new iteration of Bombardier's original "Solar Express" space train concept Bombardier made public in August 2016.........Read more

People's Choice Awards 2017: Priyanka Chopra Wins Again For Quantico. She's 'Psyched'

Priyanka headlines popular American crime drama Quantico, which is in its second season now. Priyanka's award at the People's Choice Awards this year, marks her second win at the gala. Priyanka features as FBI recruit-now-CIA agent Alex Parrish on Quantico. Ahead of the show, the 34-year-old star redefined chic on the red carpet in pale peach separates as she rubbed shoulders with Hollywood bigwigs like Blake Lively.........Read more

Manipur students denied entry into Taj Mahal

A bunch of students from Manipur on Monday alleged that they were asked by a CISF personnel to not to enter Taj Mahal, and he also demanded a proof of their identity. The students who were part of an all India educational tour alleged that they were not admitted as they resembled like foreigners and were trying to pass off as Indians to enter with cheaper tickets. However, later the students were allowed after the involvement of tourism police. A discrimination complaint has been registered and Archaeological Survey of India ordered an investigation into the matter.........Read more

Made in India: World's first full atlas for the blind

Making maps available for the blind is not easy and the world's first fully mass-reproduced atlas for the blind has been made in India. Using maps comes so very naturally to the sighted but for the millions of blind people of the world, maps were like a forbidden fruit. To the sighted, looking up the location of the nearest coffee shop or the metro station is easy with maps now being an integral part of smartphones.........Read more

Burqa clad woman assaulted, tongue bitten when she fought back

The city police were just patting their backs after a breakthrough in the Kammanahalli molestation case, when they were hit by another sexual assault case in KG Halli on Friday morning. A woman wearing a hijab was allegedly molested by an unknown man around 6.30 am on Friday while she was walking to catch a bus, laying bare Home Minister G. Parameshwar’s claim that women clad in Western clothes were targeted by louts on MG Road and Brigade Road on New Year’s Eve.........Read more

Indian plant locking up 60,000 tonnes of CO2, to convert it to baking soda

Industrial plant based in Tuticorin is testing this technology without subsidy, which has not been achieved without high costs. City’s Alkali Chemicals, which has also fixed a CO2 stripping chemical that will lock up nearly 60,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, is attracting global interest nowadays.........Read more

HDFC, Bank of India announce cut in lending rates

Housing finance major HDFC has cut benchmark lending rates by up to 0.90 percentage point, taking a cue from the top PSU banks that announced cut in rates on Sunday. Besides HDFC, the state-run Bank of India has also announced cut in lending rates.........Read more

Sasikala era begins in AIADMK: Jayalalithaas aide elected party General Secretary

Amidst demands for appointing late chief minister Jayalalithaa's confidante Sasikala as the AIADMK General Secretary, the party is holding its crucial General Council meet today. Sasikala did not attend the meeting but that did not stop the party leaders from electing her as their new leader.........Read more

DRDO successfully tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon in Odisha

The Defence Research and Development Organisation has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-field (SAAW) weapon at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast.........Read more

Remember those hard-earned old notes? Now, someone in Dubai may sit on it

After demonetisation, India's invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes are now on their way to Dubai and may end up in your living room as a piece of furniture or a photo frame, says a report in Gulf News. About 30 to 40 per cent of the hardboard and fibreboard products made by recycling the scrapped notes are being exported through Dubai, P.K. Mayan Mohammad, whose firm in Kerela was chosen by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to recycle the demonetised currency notes, told the Dubai-based newspaper. ........Read more

Nanofibrous Mat Developed by IIT-Guwahati Scientists Heals Wounds Faster & Leaves No Scars Behind

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Biman B. Mandal from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering in IIT Guwahati, has developed a nanofibrous mat that heals wounds faster without leaving any scars behind. Made of non-protein polymer mixed with silk protein, the mat is coated with an antibiotic and epidermal growth factor. According to reports, it can heal wounds that have layers of skin removed and are as big as 6mm in diameter.........Read more

Jet fuel price decreased by 3.7 per cent, LPG rate hiked by Rs 2.07 per cylinder

This is the seventh increase in price since July when the government decided to go in for a small hikes of up to Rs 2 per bottle every month to cut down its subsidy outgo.........Read more

Cabinet approves setting up of Indian Institute of Management in Jammu

Jammu is set to get an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) from the current academic session as part of the Prime Minister's development package for Jammu and Kashmir. An out-campus will be set up in the Kashmir region later. The project will involve a cost of Rs 61.90 crore in temporary campus for the initial four years from 2016 to 2020.........Read more

PM Narendra Modi to attend Dussehra ceremony in Lucknow

Breaking from tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the historic Aishbagh Ramlila in Lucknow on Dussehra next week, seen as yet another attempt to connect to the people of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. BJP vice president and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma, who is also the Ramlila’s patron, said Modi has accepted his invitation to attend the October 11 event, which dates back to the times of Hindu saint Tulsidas.........Read more

'Jinaza prayer' offered for slain Pakistani soldiers in Srinagar

While the Kashmir Valley remained shut on the 83rd day on Thursday, the police said the situation remained by and large peaceful.........Read more

RCom-Aircel venture looks to raise $1 billion for expansion

Reliance Communications, which is to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel, said on Thursday the combined carrier would look to raise about $1 billion in equity from outside investors for expansion and to pay for mobile spectrum........Read more

WikiLeaks to reveal 'significant' data on Hillary Clinton's election campaign

Assange says that WikiLeaks has some 'significant' information on the Clinton campaign which will soon be released........Read more

Turkey vows to cleanse Islamic State from border after wedding attack

Turkey vowed on Monday to "completely cleanse" Islamic State militants from its border region after a suicide bomber suspected of links to the group killed 54 people, including 22 children, at a Kurdish wedding.........Read more

Yahoo’s demise: Nice guy founders are partly to blame

The epilogue in the long, sad story of Yahoo!, the web portal with the perpetually ebullient exclamation mark, is finally being written. After emerging as the top bidder in a five-month auction, Verizon Communications has agreed to buy the historic........Read more

Turmeric compound, a cure for colon cancer?

Turmeric, a spice widely used in curries in India may just prove to be panacea for colon cancer.........Read more

Can Hyundai's Genesis G80 Beat Mercedes, Audi and BMW at Their Own Game?

Genesis G80 looks promising and worthy of challenging the Germans, at least on paper.........Read more

Royal Enfield 750cc Motorcycle Spotted Testing - News

Royal Enfield was spotted testing its new 750cc twin cylinder motorcycle.........Read more

Modi government not repairing but replacing economy with better structure: Crisil

"Structurally positive steps have been taken such as to mend the electricity and banking sectors, but these remain work in progress," the rating agency said.........Read more

Smriti Irani, 'Powerful Minister, Queen Of Controversies': Foreign Media

When a television journalist asked Smriti Irani what qualities Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw in her to give her the education portfolio, she chose not to answer. Instead, she turned to the studio audience and repeated his question. It was enough to enrage them.........Read more

India will spend $3 billion to clean up one of the world’s most polluted cities

New Delhi, home to some 16 million people, is currently the world’s 11th-most polluted city. Two years ago, it was the world’s most polluted. The toxic air here kills about 30,000 people annually. The particulate PM2.5—tiny particles or droplets in........Read more

Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

Links currently take up to 23 characters of a tweet, limiting the amount of commentary that users can offer when sharing articles or other content.........Read more

Top five firms add Rs 25,389 cr in market valuation; TCS shines

The combined market valuation of five of the top 10 most valued Indian companies advanced by Rs 25,388.68 crore last week with TCS emerging as the biggest gainer.........Read more