CBDT compulsorily retires 15 more senior tax officials as Centre continues crackdown on corruption

The government has compulsorily retired 15 more tax officers in the fourth tranche of its crackdown on errant officials accused of corruption and other malpractices. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) compulsorily retired 15 senior officers under Fundamental Rule 56(J) on corruption and other charges, official sources said. Since June, this is the fourth round of sacking of corrupt tax officials. In the previous three rounds, 49 high ranking tax officers, including 12 from the CBDT, were compulsorily retired. File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Reuters Sources said the action was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort when he had said some black sheep in the tax administration may have misused their powers and harassed taxpayers, either by targeting honest assesses or taking excessive action for minor or procedural violations. "We have recently taken the bold step of compulsorily retiring a significant number of tax officials, and we will not tolerate this type of behaviour," he had said.........Read more

Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which scans goods coming down a conveyor belt and envelopes them seconds later in boxes custom-built for each item.........Read more

US Imposes Sanction on Pak; May Deny Visas to Pakistanis

The US has imposed sanctions on Pakistan after Islamabad refused to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers from America, warning that it may withhold visas of Pakistanis beginning from its senior officials. ........Read more

22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India

Gurugram, a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi, is the world's most polluted city. India accounts for seven of the world's 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement. ........Read more

Maruti Will Start Paying Royalty To Suzuki In Rupees From 2025 - NDTV CarAndBike

Maruti has entered into an agreement with its Japanese parent company according to which it will be paying royalties to them in the Indian currency instead of the Japanese currency from 2025.........Read more

Mika Singh Detained In UAE On Sex Harassment Complaint By Brazilian Teen

Singer Mika Singh has been detained by authorities in UAE after a 17-year-old Brazilian girl filed a complaint against him for allegedly harassing her. The singer allegedly sent inappropriate pictures to the girl. ........Read more

After Ayodhya rally, RSS begins 10-day Sankalp Rath Yatra in Delhi

The right-wing Hindu outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) began its 10-day Sankalp Rath Yatra in the New Delhi on Saturday, December 1, for pushing the construction of the Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.........Read more

Ambani Files Rs 5,000 Crore Defamation Suit Against Congress'

Anil Ambani's Reliance Group filed 2 suits for publishing a derogatory & libellous article against his company - 'Reliance Defense'. Out of two defamation suits of 5000 Cr, one was filed against National Herald newspaper while the other one is against national spokesperson of Congress Party- Shaktisinh Gohil.........Read more

Asian Games 2018: India Win Historic Bronze Medal in Sepaktakraw

India won a historic bronze medal in Sepaktakraw after the country’s men team went down 0-2 against defending champions Thailand in their semi-final match in the regu semifinal at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.........Read more

Latest health care bill collapses

Just hours after the Senate was gaveled back into session, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was handed two more public defections on his health care bill to overhaul Obamacare. The dramatic and simultaneous announcement from Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah means McConnell officially does not have the votes to even begin debate on his legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.........Read more

Bal Gangadhar Tilak's great-grandson booked for rape: Police

Congress leader Rohit Tilak, the great grandson of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked for rape.According to reports, the complainant, who is in her forties, had known the suspect for the last few years, and she in her complaint to the police had accused Tilak of rape and unnatural sex. The suspect had raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her. ........Read more

Rare photos from Marathi cinema’s golden age makes it to NFAI

The collection consists of 1000 photographs by eminent still photographer S.M. Ajrekar, who worked in Pune for the legendary film studios, Navyug and the Prabhat Film Company, and was active between 1942 and 1956.........Read more

Government replaced NELP with Open Acreage Licensing

The government on Wednesday replaced the New Exploration and Licensing Policy with the Open Acreage Licensing (OAL) under the framework of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP). This replaces the controversial profit model in petroleum with a revenue share model.........Read more

Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts found to improve glucose levels in diabetics

A team of researchers from Sweden, the U.S. and Switzerland has found that treating rat liver cells with a compound called sulforaphane, which is found in cruciferous vegetables, reduced production of glucose. In their paper published in Science Translational Medicine, the group outlines the methods they used to isolate the compound and what they found when testing it with liver cells and in human patients.........Read more

Olive oil nutrient may help battle brain cancer, says study

A recent study has stated that a compound present in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in brain. The research has shown how the primary ingredient oleic acid can benefit in preventing cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.........Read more

Microsoft is paying users to search with Bing over Google

Just when we thought Microsoft’s schemes to lure people for using its search engine Bing got over, the company came up with a new one. This time, the software giant has resorted to paying people to use its search engine over Google through a “Reward” scheme.........Read more

Continuation patent shows that Apple is still exploring virtual keyboards for MacBooks

A virtual keyboard was of course a headline feature of the iPhone when it was launched in 2007, and Apple also introduced the feature to the latest MacBook Pro models in the form of the Touch Bar. Patently Apple illustrated the patent using a Lenovo Yoga Book, showing what is in effect a giant Touch Bar replacing a physical keyboard.........Read more

TVS Scooty Zest 110 Matte series launched, gets 4 new colours

TVS Motors has launched a Matte series in the Scooty Zest 110 line-up. This special edition series comes with 4 new colours - Matte Yellow, Matte Blue, Matte Red and Matte Black, and is priced at Rs. 50,488 ...........Read more

Jaguar XE Diesel Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 38.25 Lakh

The new jaguar XE diesel has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 38.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car comes with a 2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 177 bhp and develops 430 Nm of peak torque.........Read more

DDCA questions ex-Judge call to give free passes to I-T, his staff

MEMBERS OF the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) have questioned the distribution of complimentary passes for IPL games by Justice Vikramajit Sen, the High-Court appointed administrator in-charge at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, including to income-tax officials, members of the judiciary and four each to seven of his own office staff.........Read more

Watch: Revenge for mutilated jawans? Army destroys Pak bunker along LoC

But reports differ on the timing and exact location of the attack. While some reports suggest that the operation was undertaken in April, much before the mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistani army last week, another claims that this was the Indian security forces’ response to Pakistani atrocities in the Krishna Ghati sector.........Read more

Under Urjit Patel, RBI zooms in on 4 percent inflation target

Under Governor Urjit Patel, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will target inflation of 4 percent, three officials familiar with its thinking said, adopting a narrower reading of its mandate than markets in a bid to stamp out rampant price rises of the past.........Read more

RSS customised baby plan: ‘Get intimate’ as per Sevaks’ instructions, to have a stronger, taller, fairer and smarter child

The project is conducted in two parts, before and after pregnancy. And the first part involves 90 days of purification of the body and the energy channels, a process during which the male sperm and female egg is purified to remove any kind of genetic defects. And then begins the second part of the project. Proper food habits are emphasised in this part.........Read more

Baba Ramdev To Open ‘Patanjali’ School For Children Of Martyred Soldiers This Year

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on May 4 announced his plan to open ‘Patanjali Aavasiya Sainik school’ later this year, which would be specially built for the children of martyred soldiers. Giving more details on the school Baba Ramdev said that the school would be free of cost for its students’ and that it would be located in the National Capital Region (NCR) that is either in Gurugarm, Noida, Greater Noida or the Fradibad area.........Read more

In Andhra Pradesh, NRIs Are Doing Their Bit to Help 5,000 Govt Schools Go Digital

The government’s aim was to build a bridge between the numerous Telugu-origin NRIs and the state. It picked Jayaram Komati, who lives in California, as the Special Representative for North America for his social work and continued engagement to ensure the welfare of Telugu Community in North America as well as in India.........Read more

India Plans To Eliminate Sale Of Petrol, Diesel Vehicles By 2030

India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by 2030 with an express objective of lowering the fuel import bill and running cost of vehicles. "We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self-sufficient like UJALA. The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said while addressing the CII Annual Session 2017 here today.........Read more

This 9-Year Old Cricketer Is So Good, That She Just Made It To Indore’s U-19 Team

When I was just five years old, I would watch the boys in our area playing cricket and it fascinated me. The boys didn’t allow me to play with them. So I used to play with my elder brother. Then my father Anurag Tagde sent me to a local cricket club for training. I was scared of the leather ball initially, but my father encouraged me and then the fear melted away.........Read more

TED: Smart machines to recover lost memories, mind your children

Intelligent machines of the future will help restore memory, mind your children, fetch your coffee and even care for aging parents. It will all be part of a brave new world of the not-so-distant future, in which innovative smart machines, rather than being the undoing of people—as some technophobes have long feared—actually enhance humans.........Read more

TCS, Tata Steel, Tata Motors shed Rs 30,000 crore in market cap since April 6

Tata Group companies have seen an erosion in their market capitalisation in the past 20 days, losing at a sharper clip than the benchmark index Sensex. Based on the share prices prevailing at around 12.30 pm on Tuesday and the closing prices of April 6, the top three companies — TCS, Tata Steel and Tata Motors have lost Rs 30,169 crore, or 4.58 percent.........Read more

Kerala: IUML's PK Kunhalikutty wins Malappuram bypolls

PK Kunhalikutty, leader of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), on Monday won the bypolls in Kerala's Malappuram district to retain the party's parliamentary seat. Kunhalikutty had a lead of over 1.5 lakh votes and was way ahead of his nearest rival — MB Faisal of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) — while Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) N Sreeprakash finished third.........Read more

This Bengali New Year, The BJP Has Gifted Mamata Banerjee A New Headache

She's facing an unexpected agnipariksha – Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. Mamata is having to defend her seat against a BJP literally up in arms against her, flashing swords and marching through the streets of Bengal. The BJP and RSS are emboldened by their performance in Uttar Pradesh and want to try and make a play for Bengal. A stream of national leaders have been visiting the state and making that intent clear.........Read more

Ratan Tata has funded these 10 successful startups; the names will surprise you

Behind every successful startup, there’s an unique idea and an unique investor. Ratan Tata, known for his good deeds, has been an investor who has promoted over 30 startups in his personal capacity. A lot of these startup are technology-based, and are already touching heights of success. As per a report by GadgetsNow, here are the 10 start-ups which are already successful, and got a funding from Ratan Tata:........Read more

India's IT trade body spent a record sum lobbying US Congress before the H-1B crackdown

Over the years, apart from individual companies, the Indian information technology sector’s trade body, the National Association of Software and Services Companies, has spent a sizeable sum on lobbying (that is, seeking influence with) the United States Congress on immigration and visa-related issues.........Read more

Arjun Rampal throws camera towards audience, injures youth

Actor Arjun Rampal, who was playing the DJ at Club Privee', Shangri-La's Eros Hotel in Delhi last night, was peeved when a photographer tried to click his pictures. He then snatched his camera and threw it towards the audience on the dance floor, injuring Shobit badly.........Read more

Apple woos developers by making concessions in App Store revamp

Apple can no longer afford to brush off the developer community. With sales of iPhone, iPad and Macs slowing, the company is under pressure to extract more revenue from services, a bright spot that includes the apps business.........Read more

Uber employees say all-hands meeting about sexism allegations was ‘honest, raw, and emotional’

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized for the mistakes that helped create a culture in which an ex-engineer was repeatedly stymied in her attempts to report sexual harassment, in an all-hands meeting at the company’s San Francisco headquarters that employees who participated described as “honest, raw, and emotional.”........Read more

India, France to set up Aerospace and Defence Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru

Keeping in mind the Make in India theme and a fast developing ecosystem of aerospace and defence industry, a Centre of Excellence is being set up in Bengaluru in collaboration with a French non-profit for imparting industry-specific, high-end skill training to make the available manpower readily employable. The centre will help train 1,600 engineers and professionals in industry-specific skills........Read more

Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus will be launched soon

The Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus variants, as per a report in Team BHP, have started arriving at the company's dealerships, which indicates the launch of the car is around the corner. The Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus variant is expected to start at Rs 11.39 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai.........Read more

Twitter CEO, staff donate USD 1.5 mn to fight Donald Trump's visa ban

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and about 1,000 of his colleagues have donated over USD 1.5 million to a rights group that has pledged to fight President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries.........Read more

10 lakh bankers to strike work on February 28

Around 10 lakh bankers will now go on strike on February 28 to demand recovery of bank loans that have since turned bad and action against wilful loan defaulters as well as solution to cash crunch post-demonetisation.........Read more

Universal basic income can be disastrous for India; here’s why

Noted economists, Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagriya have noted that in eight years of MNREGA implementation costing R266,000 crore, R248 was spent to deliver net of R50 per person per day. Similarly, another study by Accountability Initiative of CPR shows that in 2010-11, in UP which has 20% of India’s BPL population, only 13% of all MNREGA employment, while TN and AP together accounting for 8% of India’s rural BPL, generated 23%. ........Read more

1 in 3 rural persons enrolled under DigiDhan Abhiyan opts for Paytm

Nearly one in three rural persons newly enrolled on electronic payment systems under the Centre’s outreach programme for digital transactions in the hinterland — the DigiDhan Abhiyan — has registered on the Alibaba-backed mobile wallet Paytm. Compared with the 28.92 per cent share of Paytm in the total rural citizens registered under the scheme since its launch, the adoption of the government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) schemes was cumulatively just over 20 per cent, the government data showed.........Read more

It is the property of the people: KCR responds to criticism of 'bullet-proof' bungalow

It is not my own property. That is the property of the people. Until YS Rajasekhara Reddy constructed a building, the chief minister had no official residence. But that building lacked parking space even for the convoy of the chief minister. Hence the new premises…The new camp office has parking place for 200 cars. It also has a spacious meeting hall. I will invite MLA, MLCs and MPs from Hyderabad to a luncheon meeting on 2BHK housing scheme in the first week of January. I will show them the new camp office and explain the facilities available ther........Read more

Is it time to end a 150-year-old tradition and move to a Jan-Dec financial year?

With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley all set to present the budget for 2017-18 on February 1, 2017, India will again debate if a 150-year-old colonial-era tradition of a financial year that runs from April-March should be discarded and switched to January-December, in line with the country’s monsoons and agricultural harvests.........Read more

Tamil Nadu govt to implement National Food Security Act from 1 November

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday decided to implement the National Food Security Act, effective from 1 November, without affecting the already existing Universal Public Distribution System (PDS), which entitles rice to all rice cardholders. This means, the state will have to bear additional expenditure of Rs.1,193.30 crore per year for implementing the Food Security Act.........Read more

Apple reportedly doesn’t want to build a car anymore — just its brain

Apple has been working on a not-so-secret car project for years. Project Titan, as it is called internally, has already gone through a bunch of leadership and..........Read more

Get your Sagan on with these 29 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

Fortunately, some of the most sophisticated imaging technology is currently faring the infinite void, transmitting breath-taking images of the final frontier back to earth for our gawking pleasure. Here are 18 photos of space to help you put this Pale Blue Dot in perspective…........Read more

Toshiba faces new lawsuit over accounting scandal

Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba Corp, on Thursday, said that a group of investors had filed a lawsuit against the company over its false profit statements. The investors are seeking over 16.7 billion yen (about $162.29 million) in damages.........Read more

Coin-minting factory busted in Delhi, fake currency worth Rs 40,000 seized

In the basement of a rundown shed on the city’s outskirts, a group of men were minting money – coins of Rs 5 and Rs 10. But, the money-making business came to a halt when a gang member was arrested on Saturday........Read more

SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya gets one year extension

SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya gets one year extension - Bhattacharya's term has been extended in order for her to oversee the merger of six smaller commercial banks into the country's largest lender.........Read more

Henry leads NZ fight in Williamson's absence

Since 2015-16, most of India's Tests at home have been played on pitches that were prone to turn in the first hour. Kanpur wasn't as extreme, but there was nothing there for the fast bowlers. New Zealand would have arrived in Kolkata expecting more of the same. The grass on the pitch could well have been arranged to spell "surprise." Kane Williamson was stuck in the dressing room with a fever, but his men gave him a get well card that read "Skipper, we applied pressure for longer" as they reduced India to 239 for 7.........Read more

Maharashtra: Revolt in Shiv Sena over cartoon on Maratha protests, Saamana office attacked

Maharashtra: Revolt in Shiv Sena over cartoon on Maratha protests, Saamana office attacked - "I am upset with party over the "insult meted out to the Maratha mothers and sisters". said Kailash Pungale, chief of Shiv Sena in Bhokardan taluka.........Read more

Water vapour plumes found on Jupiter’s moon Europa, life next?

In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system.........Read more

Ashwin six-for wraps up 197-run win

R Ashwin picked up his 19th five-wicket haul as India wrapped up a 197-run win in their 500th Test match. Needing six wickets at the start of the fifth day, India endured a wicketless first hour as Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner stretched their fifth-wicket stand to 102, but the wickets came quickly thereafter. The win arrived 43 minutes after lunch when Ashwin had Neil Wagner lbw with a carrom ball. Chasing a nominal 434, New Zealand had been bowled out for 236.........Read more

She Survived ISIS Sex Slavery. Now, She Is A UN Goodwill Ambassador

Nadia Murad, a survivor of the ISIS atrocities, was selected to be the of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for human trafficking on September 16, 2016. The formal UN announcement states, "During her Ambassadorship, Nadia will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims of trafficking".........Read more

Road ministry, NHAI to take up 82 highway projects for better port connectivity

The road transport ministry and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will together take up 82 projects under the ambitious Bharatmala project, to improve port connectivity. These are part of the broader highway expansion plan the government plans in the coming years for connecting economic hubs to major and minor ports, via road and rail. ........Read more

Drones film illegal sand mining, expose mafia; Maharashtra pushes for their use across state

Drones film illegal sand mining, expose mafia; Maharashtra pushes for their use across state - Maharashtra chief secretary Swadheen Kshatriya told dna that based on the deployment of these drones by the Nagpur district collectorate, they were looking for it to be replicated in other districts.........Read more

Wistful Kim Jong-Un Stumbles Onto Childhood Drawings He Made Of Nuclear Attacks On West

PYONGYANG—Experiencing a deep sense of nostalgia while sifting through the stack of old papers, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un reportedly stumbled onto childhood drawings Monday that he had made of nuclear attacks on the West.........Read more

500 Dominos outlets to turn all-vegetarian on all nine days of Navratri!

This Navratri, half of the Domino's Pizza stores will serve only all-vegetarian food for all the nine days of the festival. The idea behind the move is to recover losses that it has recurred since the last two years.It is also to prevent losses that food outlets usually suffer during the Navratri period.........Read more

US senate panel humiliates Pakistan again, virtually calls it a terrorist state

Pakistan was humiliated in an open US senate hearing on Thursday with lawmakers and witnesses confirming its terrorism-sponsoring credentials and seeking to further curtail aid to the country if it did not modify its behaviour.They called Pakistan duplicitous. Supported by expert witnesses, including a former CIA station chief who served in Islamabad, they threatened further aid cuts to a country that has long lived on American and western dole when it is not extending its begging bowl towards Saudi Arabia and China for more crumbs.........Read more

Sidhu's New Outfit a 'B-Team' of RSS: AAP

AAP today hit back at Navjot Singh Sidhu, alleging that his political outfit 'Awaaz e Punjab' was the 'B-team' of the RSS, and said his attack on the Badal family was a diversion, as his real target was Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP's Punjab co-incharge and Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh also said that by forming the new party, the cricketer-turned-politician has finally accepted that he harbours chief ministerial ambitions. "Navjot Singh Sidhu's press conference has made it clear that he is the B Team of the RSS. We were suspicious of him from the very beginning. He first wanted that the BJP should first contest polls all alone, but when it was not possible, he got separated with the blessings of the RSS," Singh said. Sidhu had resigned from the Rajya Sabha last month. He held parlays with AAP soon after, but nothing had come of the discussions. Rumours flew thick and fast that he wanted AAP to project him as the chief ministerial face for the Punjab polls and also demanded a ticket for his wife. However, Kejriwal in a tweet, had later denied it. Singh, MLA from Rajouri Garden who was recently elevated as party spokesperson in Punjab, said during the launch of his party, Sidhu did not utter a single word against the BJP, which has been in power with the Akalis since that last 10 years. Beside the Badals, Sidhu had hit out at Kejriwal at the launch, and said the Delhi CM had asked him to campaign for party and in lieu of which his wife would be made a minister. "When I met Kejriwal I asked him to define my role in the party. Kejriwal wants only yes men...Arrogance in democracy is not acceptable. He also wanted me to be a decoration piece," Sidhu had said in his news conference. Kejriwal is "anarchy in garb of democracy", he said. Singh questioned why Sidhu had asked for an AAP ticket if the party was so bad. "It is clear that Sidhu does not want to save Punjab, but has ambitions. How can a person save Punjab when he cannot relinquish his claim to a ticket," Singh added.........Read more

Novak Djokovic Into US Open Semis As Tsonga Retires

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his 10th successive US Open semi-final on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired from their quarter-final with a left knee injury while trailing 6-3, 6-2.........Read more

Ajay Devgn's Shivaay announced in advance, KJo arrives late to the party

Ajay Devgn’s highly anticipated upcoming film Shivaay will have to battle it out in the box office this Diwali with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Ajay had already declared the date of his film’s release and KJo picking the same date for his film came as a big surprise to the actor-director.........Read more

'I'm not afraid – it seems safe!': China opens longest glass-bottomed bridge

The structure, which is 6m wide and 430m long, spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province........Read more

Indians don’t deserve to be dying of a disease that has been treatable since 1948

Dr Salmaan Keshavjee from Harvard Medical School on India's inadequate approach to tuberculosis.........Read more

Rio Olympics 2016: New Jamaican champion Elaine Thomson makes her mark in women's 100m

The new Olympic champion caught her country’s flag from out of the stands, unfurled it and fumbled a bit as she tried to drape it over her shoulders.She knew exactly where to turn for help.Jamaica’s........Read more

Nasa is partnering with six companies to build prototypes of space habitats

Nasa is partnering with Bigelow Aerospace, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, NanoRacks and Sierra Nevada Corporation to build space habitats.........Read more

Images Of The Emirates Plane That Burst Into Flames In Dubai, Photo Gallery

An Emirates airline flight from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala crash-landed in Dubai and caught fire on Wednesday.........Read more

Government set to start talks on merging 13 state oil companies to create behemoth

It is set to start consultations for ambitious plan to merge 13 state oil cos to create a giant corporation whose revenue dwarfs global energy majors.........Read more

Pokemon Go Used Twice as Much as Facebook Daily: Report

The augmented reality game has also become the most downloaded mobile app in its first week of release in the history of the app store.........Read more

Meet the 25 posterboys of India's growth story

Meet the 25 posterboys of India's growth story - Our growth story started 25 years ago when the then finance minister and former prime minister Manmohan Singh announced the opening up of India's economy to its private sector and to the world. ........Read more

Data war: Idea slashes rates by up to 67%, matches Airtel

Company responds to Mukesh Ambani-led RIL’s Reliance Jio, which is set to launch high-speed data and 4G voice services.........Read more

Kashmir unrest: Pakistan provokes by calling for plebiscite, terror czars meet in PoK

As Kashmir remained on the edge with 23 dead and normal life crippled for the third day, the government of Pakistan and the terror groups operating from its soil made their respective provocations, forcing a strong rebuttal from India.........Read more

‘Reached destination’: Kerala man feared to have joined IS messages kin

A missing Muslim youth from Kerala messaged his relatives on Sunday, informing them that he has reached his destination and they shouldn’t bother looking for him.........Read more

No stopping Dada? Here's why Sourav Ganguly will hold on to CAB President's chair without much hiccups

No stopping Dada? Here's why Sourav Ganguly will hold on to CAB President's chair without much hiccups - Under Sourav Ganguly's leadership, CAB made huge profits for the first time.........Read more

Difficulties of NGOs operating in India big concern, says Sitglitz

Nobel laureate and eminent economist Joseph Stiglitz today said the difficulties faced by NGOs operating in India and the JNU controversy put the country in the same group of nations like Egypt and Russia and can have a negative effect on foreign investors.........Read more

Robert Vadra cries foul, says being 'used for political gains'

Robert Vadra cries foul, says being 'used for political gains' - Robert Vadra in a Facebook post said that all allegations levelled against him are baseless.........Read more

Disqualify MLAs holding post of parliamentary secretaries in other states too: AAP tells EC

AAP has approached the Election Commission seeking similar action against legislators of other parties.........Read more

21-year-old woman gangraped in Bihar, objects inserted into private parts

The girl was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital after the gruesome incident.........Read more

Boxer Manoj Kumar qualifies for Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) today became the second Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games after advancing to the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament here.........Read more

11 of 24 convicts in Gulbarg Society massacre sentenced to life in jail - Times of India

Eleven people convicted of murder in the Gulbarg Society massacre were sentenced to life in jail by a special SIT court on Friday. Of the 13 people convicted for lesser crimes, one was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 12 were given seven years in........Read more

In two years, NDA has cleared 75% of industrial projects in and around wildlife habitats

The previous UPA government's rejection rate for projects because of wildlife concerns was 12.2%, while the NDA's has been 1.29%, a CSE study found.........Read more

Mount Everest: total of six dead as families mourn Indian climbers

Subhash Paul, Paresh Nath and Goutam Ghosh continued towards summit despite advice time had run out, says Sherpa........Read more

$1 trillion extra GDP by 2020 if all Indians get online - The Economic Times

The report, titled "Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion", is based on a study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers for Facebook.........Read more

Study finds that protein puts the brakes on melanin

A year and a half ago, researchers at Brown University found a molecular gas pedal for melanin production. Now they've found a brake. For scientists, the finding deepens not only the basic understanding of how eyes, skin and hair gain color, but also what perhaps can be done in disorders, such as albinism, when that doesn't happen.........Read more

First bullet train to run in India by 2023, says Suresh Prabhu

Estimated to cost about Rs 97,636 crore, 81% of the funding for the project will come by way of the loan from Japan........Read more

Is India's Start-up Dream Over? Expert Allays Fears

Flipkart's decision to delay joining of IIM and IIT graduates has sent shock waves across the e-commerce sector and raised questions on whether India's start-up dream is sinking.........Read more

India insists signing NPT not needed for NSG membership

India insists signing NPT not needed for NSG membership........Read more

Did You Know There's an Organization That Looks after Donkeys and Mules in India?

DSI's mobile clinics treat the animals and donkey owners are trained to take care of them properly.........Read more

Tata Nexon first look

Until now Tata’s big bets have not paid off but the winds seem to be changing. Will the Nexon be its trump card?........Read more

Congress in huddle as Rahul Gandhi receives death threat

According to reports, Puducherry Congress received a letter threatening the life of Rahul Gandhi on Monday........Read more

A sexually transmitted yeast infection may be making people mentally ill

A sexually transmitted yeast infection has been linked to schizophrenia in men and also appears to damage the memory of mentally ill women, according to new research. The Candida albicans fungus is usually present in the human digestive tract, but if it grows to much it can cause burning, itching, thrush in infants, and a genital infection in adults.........Read more

Open world racer Speed Elixir first gameplay footage

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