IPL 2020 set to start on September 19, final on November 8: Brijesh Patel

While the event’s Governing Council will meet next week to chalk out the final details and approve the schedule, it is understood that the BCCI has informally intimated the franchises about the plan. “The GC will meet shortly but we have finalised the schedule. It will run from September 19 to November 8. We expect the government approval to come through. It is a full 51-day IPL,” Patel confirmed the development after PTI reported the dates on Thursday.........Read more

Personal info of over 7 million Indians exposed in BHIM data breach, NPCI denies

The exposed data included sensitive information such as names, dates of birth, age, gender, home address, caste status and Aadhaar card details, among others, said the report from VPN review website vpnMentor. "The scale of the exposed data is extraordinary, affecting millions of people all over India and exposing them to potentially devastating fraud, theft, and attack from hackers and cybercriminals," the security researchers from vpnMentor wrote in a blog post on Sunday. Offered by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the app BHIM, or Bharat Interface for Money, was launched in 2016. NPCI denies data breach........Read more

'Unfair to Label Our Products as Faulty', Says Beijing After ICMR Warns States Against Using Chinese COVID-19 Test Kits

‘Two Chinese firms –Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics under scanner have been ‘validated and approved by ICMR through National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and considered as satisfactory products’, said Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong, a day after Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) directed states and Union Territories (UTs) to stop using the rapid antibody COVID-19 testing kits procured from Beijing. ........Read more

Delhi violence: Acid thrown at paramilitary forces from top of houses in Karawal Nagar

Acid has reportedly been thrown at the paramilitary forces in Karawal Nagar where the personnel were deployed to control the situation. According to the reports, acid has been thrown at the security forces from the top of the houses in Karawal Nagar in Delhi as tension smouldered and violence cut a swathe through several localities in North East district over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The Delhi Police on Tuesday said 11 FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence in northeast Delhi, in which 11 people were killed, and the force is responding to incidents involving anti-social elements.........Read more

Assam NRC Data Safe, Assures MHA; Attributes 'Disappearance' to Technical Issue

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday attributed the sudden disappearance of the updated Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) list from the official NRC website to some technical issue in visibility on Cloud, assuring that the NRC data was ‘safe.’ Earlier, in a sudden development, the updated Assam NRC list had gone ‘missing’ from the official website of the NRC. The list, which has been ‘missing’ for the last two days, had names of all 3.1 crore inclusions, as well as that of 19.06 lakh exclusions.........Read more

Western Leaders thinks Ukrainian plane was brought down by Iran Missile

The leaders of Canada and the UK called for a full and thorough investigation into the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. Iran has ruled out a missile strike by its air defences. The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.........Read more

World's 50 best foods

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food," George Bernard Shaw said. Judging by the number of amazing dishes out there, he was right. But which are the tastiest? Which are the best foods? And what are destinations that serve them? We've scoured the planet for what we think are 50 of the most delicious foods ever created. For now, feast your eyes and control your drooling, as we reveal some of the world's best foods that can help you make travel plans: ........Read more

Malegaon Victim's Father Asks Court to Ban Sadhvi Pragya from Contesting Poll

The father of one of the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast moved the special NIA court, urging it to bar prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha election. The applicant sought that Thakur, who is out on bail, be asked to attend court proceedings in Mumbai and be barred from contesting the election as the trial is in progress.........Read more

Congress Manifesto Aims at ‘Balkanisation' of India, Partly Drafted by Rahul Gandhi's Friends in ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’, Says BJP

Hours after the Congress released its election manifesto, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said some of the important parts in it seemed to have been drafted by party president Rahul Gandhi’s friends in the “tukde tukde gang”. He dubbed the manifesto as "dangerous and unimplementable", saying it was aimed at "balkanisation" of India.........Read more

Amazon removes numerous products from India site as new e-commerce rules bite

Amazon forced to take down an array of items from its India website after the government modified foreign direct investment (FDI) rules for its burgeoning e-commerce sector.........Read more

India to face $526 billion infrastructure investment gap by 2040: Economic Survey

The main reasons behind the infrastructure investment shortfall, it said, were the collapse of public-private partnerships (PPP), stressed balance sheets of private companies and problems with land and forest clearances. India needs funds for ambitious plans such as Sagarmala (ports) and Bharatmala (roads) to improve its transport infrastructure. While the total investment for Bharatmala is estimated at Rs10 trillion—the largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme—another Rs8 trillion of investments will be needed for Sagarmala until 2035.........Read more

SEBI allows all exchanges to trade in stocks and commodities from October 2018

With the latest reform of SEBI converge the bourses from October 18, BSE and NSE will be able to provide commodity derivatives trading on their respective platforms. In addition to this, SEBI said the promoters of the companies will now be allowed to sell up to 2% of their equity through secondary markets.........Read more

How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

Geothermal systems have two main elements: an electric heat pump inside the home, and ground loops dug into the garden. The systems exploit the natural heat of the ground below a house. In winter, the pump circulates water through the loops absorbing warmth in the ground and bringing it inside the home. The heat is condensed, then transferred into circulating air. In summer, the systems transfers the water and heat to the ground, cooling the air inside a home. The heat pump is roughly the same size as an oil furnace, which Dandelion installs alongside a water heater and smart thermostat.........Read more

Flipkart Pilots On-Demand Grocery Delivery Service In Bengaluru

Ecommerce player Flipkart is gearing up to pilot its on-demand grocery delivery service in select cities, ahead of its commercial launch across the country. The 10-year-old startup is currently testing the service in Bengaluru.........Read more

CoBRA to ‘bite’ Naxals; 2,000 commandos to enter Sukma soon

At present, 44 CoBRA teams (of the total 154) are deployed in Chhattisgarh for these operations and all of them are in the Bastar region comprising the districts of Sukma, Dantewada and others.........Read more

RBL Bank now among India’s 10 most valuable banks

RBL Bank Ltd, formerly known as Ratnakar Bank, on Monday entered the list of India’s 10 most valuable banks. With a market capitalisation of Rs21,508.52 crore, the bank has replaced IDFC Bank Ltd in the elite club. IDFC Bank has a market value of Rs20,614.97 crore, according to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) data.........Read more

After UK, US, Australia imposes stricter security checks for Middle East flights

The Australian Government has said that passengers from three Middle Eastern airports flying to Australia will be subject to additional security checks on the basis of national security advice. From next week, passengers flying from Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi will undergo random explosive detection tests and targeted screening of electronic devices.........Read more

This Fitbit survey reveals that Indians are the world’s second worst sleepers

Ahead of World Sleep Day, Fitbit revealed that Indians are some of the poorest sleepers in the world, clocking in an average of 6.55 hours a night. The sleep statistics, based on aggregated and anonymous Fitbit data from January to December 2016, also revealed that Asians get less sleep on average than their American and European counterparts. Of the 18 countries covered by the data, people in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK get the most sleep on average per night. ........Read more

China could be the only country with space station in 2024

China may be the only space station in service when the International Space Station (ISS) retires in 2024, an official of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said. China plans to launch the experimental core module of its space station around 2018 with a Long March-5 heavyload carrier rocket, and the 20 tonne combination space station will be sent into orbit around 2022, Xinhua news agency quoted Chairman of CASC Lei Fanpei as saying.........Read more

At least three hurt in shooting at South Carolina school, suspect nabbed

At least three hurt in shooting at South Carolina school, suspect nabbed - The suspect has been caught. The shooting happened at Townville Elementary School, located near the Georgia state line........Read more

Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma receive Arjuna award

Cricketers Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma yesterday received their Arjuna awards, for this year and last year respectively, from Sports Minister Vijay Goel at Delhi. Both, currently named for the New Zealand tour of India, had missed the official ceremony earlier due to international commitments.........Read more

NSG Membership a Priority for India, Says MEA

Swarup said the two countries have agreed that both sides should approach these issues with mutual sensitivity to each other's concerns and priorities.........Read more

Employee Provident Fund May Get 8.6% Interest in 2016-17

Over 4 crore EPFO subscribers may get a lower interest at a rate of 8.6 per cent on their PF deposits for current financial year as Labour Ministry is expected to toe the Finance Ministry line to cut the rate. Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had provided 8.8 per cent rate of interest on EPF deposits for 2015-16 despite Finance Ministry's ratification for 8.7 per cent.........Read more

Don Chhota Rajan tells CBI court that he has been 'fighting terrorism'

Underworld don Chhota Rajan has told a special CBI court in the Capital that Indian agencies provided him with the fake passport that he used to remain hidden in Australia for over a decade.........Read more

World's largest pearl sits under a bed for 10 years

One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.........Read more

Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar jail

Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, attempted suicide in Tihar jail, ANI reported on Thursday. He has been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital.........Read more

These Guys Walked Hand In Hand Like Gay In Russia But People Reaction Is Shocking And Unexpected

These Guys walked putting hand in hand on Russia roads and how people reacted was unexpected and shocking. Watch this out guys and After USA I think there are many countries which should give a thought on LGBT.........Read more

CBSE to tighten its by-laws to curb capitation fees

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to remodel its by-laws to help ensure greater affiliation transparency. “We will work to update our by-laws to better tune them to govern........Read more

Adblock Plus’ new update fails Facebook’s attempt to dodge ad blocker

While Facebook has been working on making its ads indistinguishable from posts to make them impossible to be blocked, Adblock Plus released an update which enabled the tool to continue blocking Facebook ads.........Read more

Intel will start manufacturing chipsets for ARM using its 10nm manufacturing process

Intel has signed a licensing agreement with ARM Holdings, opening its 10-nanometer production lines to third-parties to make the chips. LG will be the first company to benefit from this partnership.........Read more

Airbnb gets a competitor; HeyBnb is the new search engine for homestays in India

Travellers, say hello to HeyBnb, a new portal connecting travellers to hosts willing to share their homes for brief stays.........Read more

Mission Raftar: Indian Railways replaces diesel-run trains with high-speed electric trains

In a first step towards phasing out diesel engines, the railways has begun replacing passenger trains on short routes with electric-hauled MEMU trains. This aims at increasing the speed of trains by up to 25 kmph and reducing air pollution by minimizing the use of diesel. Railway officials said the use of electric engines will also save on fuel cost as it is cheaper that diesel.........Read more

Another UP horror, teacher gangraped at gunpoint, incident filmed

Three masked men pulled the schoolteacher into a white Maruti van near NH-24 and raped her at gunpoint.........Read more

Djokovic, Bolt, Venus: Unusual Diets Followed By Olympians

The Quint takes a look at the unusual diets followed by top athletes taking part at the Rio Olympics.........Read more

Bhatkal native funded ISIS cell in Hyderabad, reveals NIA

The NIA stated that money had been sent from the United Arab Emirates to India, Tunisia and the Philippines.........Read more

HC holds 10 guilty of murder in post-Godhra riots case

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today reversed a trial court verdict of acquittal in a post-Godhra riots case, and held ten of the 27 accused guilty of murder of two people at Meda Adraj in Kadi tehsil of Mehsana district. A division bench of Justices Anant Dave and B N Karia will pronounce the sentence on........Read more

Official 1983 Cricket World Cup victory film happening, Kapil Dev and Phantom Films confirm

Indias Cricket World Cup win in 1983 will have an official biopic, to be produced by Anurag Kashyaps Phantom Films and Vishnu Induri of Celebrity Cricket League.........Read more

The Vedic - Harappan Legacy Of The Word Hindu

Throughout modern political discourse in India one of the criticisms made on Hindutva or Hindu-ness, has been that the very word Hindu is an alien construct.........Read more

The European masterplan...

After the Brexit, the European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility........Read more

Excessive use of technology may play havoc with children’s studies: survey

If your adolescent child is hooked on to the phone or lost in the virtual world, or busy playing video games, you should keep a watch. This excessive use of technology is likely to interfere in the a........Read more

Kerala to open 14 Nirbhaya centres with central aid

Kerala Health and Social Welfare Minister K K Shailaja today said her government is planning to open Nirbhaya centres to help women in distress in all.........Read more

Two Apollo hospital employees held for organ trade

New Delhi: Two employees of city-based Apollo hospital have been arrested along with three touts on charges of alluring needy people to donate their kidneys in exchange of money, police said on Friday........Read more

Xiaomi announces Mi Drone with 1080p and 4K recording – Tech2

The Xiaomi Mi Drone comes in 1080p and 4K video recording variants and will be a crowd-funded project........Read more

IDBI Bank posts quarterly net loss of `1,735 crore

IDBI Bank’s total provisions for the quarter rose 19.5% to Rs4,450 crore due to recognition of stressed loans as NPAs on an RBI directive........Read more

Telugu star Mohan Babu releases book on his popular dialogues

Telugu superstar Mohan Babu released his book titled........Read more