Delayed survey data blurs India's coronavirus picture

India has lost two weeks in its bid to get a picture of the spread of the coronavirus in its population because of poor Chinese testing kits, a member of a national task force said, complicating a decision on opening up from a lockdown. The kits were for antibodies to the virus, meaning authorities could determine who had been exposed to it as part of a broad survey to assess its spread. But hundreds of thousands of kits had to be returned to China after inconsistent results, and the government does not have all of the data it should have to decide on how and when to loosen the lockdown, first imposed on March 25. ........Read more

PM Modi's Popularity Soars For Being Front And Centre Of COVID-19 Effort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's response to the country's surging coronavirus epidemic may help him walk away unscathed from a host of political and economic problems that hounded his government just months ago. His approval rating on April 21 was 83%, up from 76% on January 7, according to Morning Consult, a U.S.-based survey and research firm. A separate survey, the IANS-CVoter Covid-19 tracker also showed that trust in his leadership jumped to 93.5% as of April 21 from 76.8% on March 25.........Read more

7,000 Teams, Ruthless Strategy: Can Bhilwara’s Covid-19 Plan Prove to be a Game-changer for India?

Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district was among the handful of districts in the country where the coronavirus pandemic threatened to spiral out of control, with two dozen positive cases recorded in the first few days. However, an effective screening and containment strategy combined with a total lockdown of the district ensured that Bhilwara became the only district, with such a high number of cases, to show a decline in number of newly infected patients. ........Read more

Three Nirbhaya convicts approach International Court of Justice, allege 'flawed, unreliable' investigation

Three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case - Akshay, Pawan, and Vinay - have now approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on their death sentence. The ICJ, sometimes called the World Court, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The court settles disputes and gives advisory opinions on international legal issues referred to it by the UN. Legal experts have noted that owing to the judicial procedures provided under India's legal system, it is possible that the death row convicts are delaying their ultimate fate by filing petitions and counter-petitions successively.........Read more

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Centre Prohibits Entry of Passengers From Europe, Turkey From March 18 to 31

The Centre also announced that it will expand the minimum quarantine for people travelling to India from UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. Addressing a press conference here, Ministry of Health Joint Secretary Lav Aggarwal said, “As a precautionary measure, we are expanding compulsory quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days for passengers coming from or transiting through UAE, Qatar, Oman, and Kuwait.” He said the decision will come into effect from March 18, 1200, GMT, at the port of the first departure.........Read more

Yediyurappa orders total shutdown in Karnataka for one week over coronavirus

In the wake of India's first coronavirus death in Kalaburagi, the Karnataka state government has decided to close down all activities for one week. An emergency meeting was summoned by state chief minister B S Yediyurappa with ministers and chief officials on Friday. Following the suggestions from the Health and Family Welfare ministry, it has been decided to shut down malls, cinema, theatres, pubs, and ban mass gatherings like marriages, gatherings, universities, sports events, fairs, party, function and seminars for next one week.........Read more

Tirupati temple chairman credits Lord Balaji for saving Rs 1,300 cr deposited in Yes Bank

Call it a stroke of luck or the astuteness of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) authorities, but gold and cash deposits worth Rs 1,300 crore in the name of Lord Balaji were withdrawn from Yes Bank, just months before the Reserve Bank of India placed it under a moratorium. The Tirupati temple, one of the richest in the country, had several deposits in private banks, the largest being with Yes Bank. Speaking to ThePrint, TTD chairman Y.V. Subba Reddy confirmed that after he took over, while examining the books of accounts, he realised that the financial status of Yes Bank was not sound.........Read more

Twitter hashtags aren’t as useful as they used to be

Hashtags remain useful for organizing discussion around breaking news, such as wildfires; conferences and other temporary gatherings of folks who may not follow one another; and broad-based social movements, such as #MeToo. But when it comes to big, messy subjects like politics, hashtags are beginning to look dated.........Read more

Music evokes 13 key emotions. Scientists have mapped them

The subjective experience of music across cultures can be mapped within at least 13 overarching feelings: Amusement, joy, eroticism, beauty, relaxation, sadness, dreaminess, triumph, anxiety, scariness, annoyance, defiance, and feeling pumped up.........Read more

Union Cabinet Clears Citizenship Amendment Bill, Parliament Nod Awaited

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, at a meeting on Wednesday. In a parliamentary meeting on Tuesday, Defence minister Rajnath Singh cracked the whip against absenteeism and asked party MPs to be present when home minister Amit Shah tables the Bill in Parliament. The minister also equated the Bill to that of the Centre’s Article 370 move. ........Read more

Jharkhand Elections: First phase of voting ends with 62.8% voter turnout

Voting concludes in the first phase of elections. Voter turnout stands at 62.8%. The five-phase polling in Jharkhand will be held on November 30, December 7, December 12, December 16 and December 20 and the counting of votes will take place on December 23.........Read more

Google warned 500 users in India of govt-backed fishing attacks in 3 months

Google, in a blogpost, said its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) tracked more than 270 targeted or government-backed groups from over 50 countries and sent out warnings to 12,000 people throughout the world.........Read more

Govt may make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, others to share user data

The Indian government is reportedly mulling over making it mandatory for tech company like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, to share the public data of users. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is apparently working on issuing new guidelines under the Information Technology Act which will require tech giants to share freely available data or the public information that they collate in the course of their operations, including traffic, buying and illness patterns, according to a report by The Economic Times. Google Reportedly, the tech companies will have to share this information with anyone in the country seeking access to it, including government and private entities. These companies could actually monetise public data that they gather. We have reached out to MeitY to learn more about these new guidelines. A MeitY official apparently said that currently this is only being mulled over and a "final decision will be taken only after an 'exhaustive' consultation process." Apparently, the official said that "these big tech companies certainly were the first ones to come up with the idea and do the work, so just like in critical medicines, they should have the right to charge an economic fee for sharing it."........Read more

District Voluntary Force Personnel Dead, Another Injured in Exchange of Fire With Naxals in Odisha's Malkangiri

One District Voluntary Force (DVF) personnel has lost his life and another is injured during an exchange of fire between security forces and Naxals on Bonda hill in Malkangiri on Wednesday. The operation is still underway. Three Naxals were killed and seven weapons were recovered in an encounter between Naxals and security forces in Chakarbandha forest, Aurangabad district, earlier on Thursday. A couple of months ago, an encounter between the security forces and the Naxals in Keshkutul area of Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, had left two CRPF personnel and one civilian dead. Earlier this week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security situation in the ten Naxal-hit states of the country. Saying that Left Wing Extremism used violence and had no place in Prime Minister Modi’s vision for ‘New India’, Shah asked the participating states to work on the surrender policy that would help mainstream those “caught in the trap of Left-wing violence”.........Read more

Pakistan Further Extends Closure of Its Airspace Along India Border till June 28

The CAA notice issued to airmen (NOTAM) on Thursday says, "Pakistani airspace will be closed until June 28 along its eastern border with India. The Panjgoor airspace will remain open for overflying transit flights from the western side as Air India had already been using that airspace."........Read more

How New MHA Order on Foreigners Tribunals Across States Can Set a Dangerous Precedent

With the Home Ministry allowing the constitution of Foreigners Tribunals (FTs) across all states, the BJP has set new precedence ahead of its next five years of governance. The new Foreigners (Tribunals) Amendment Order, 2019, dated May 30 lays the groundwork of BJP’s promise to deliver each state its own National Register of Citizens (NRC).........Read more

Mount Everest death toll increases to 11

Another mountaineer has died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. During the week beginning May 20, crowds of climbers became stuck in a queue to the summit, above the mountain’s highest camp at 26,247 feet. The summit of Mount Everest is 29,029 feet high.........Read more

Lok Sabha election results 2019: With 100% strike rate, Nitish Kumar seals position as leader No.1 in Bihar

Counting trends suggest Kumar’s party has secured all 17 Lok Sabha seats it fielded its candidates on, reiterating the JD(U)’s track record of successful poll alliances. Kumar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after breaking off from the grand alliance, has now emerged more powerful than before.........Read more

Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Post Sparks Anti-Muslim Riots Weeks After Easter Attacks

Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks. Christian groups attacked Muslim-owned shops in the northwestern town of Chilaw on Sunday in anger at a Facebook post by a shopkeeper.........Read more

‘Deeply regret’ Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Theresa May tells British Parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed regret for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre by British troops in Amritsar but stopped short of a full apology as India prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the killings. ........Read more

Ethiopian Airlines pilots 'followed expected procedures before crash'

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 experienced “repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose-down conditions” before its crash. Reports described symptoms that appear similar to the Lion Air accident in October -- which also involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet.........Read more

SC Appointed Ombudsman Sends Notices to Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul For Deposition in “Koffee” Controversy

Indian cricket players KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been issued notices from the Supreme Court-appointed BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) D K Jain to appear for deposition.........Read more

2019 Renault Kwid Comes With More Features; Prices Start From Rs. 2.66 Lakh - NDTV CarAndBike

Nissan today announced the launch of the updated 2019 range of the Kwid and it will be available in both the 799cc and 1-litre versions. The new Renault Kwid continues to get the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with new connectivity options in the form of Android and Apple Carplay.........Read more

51 Women Below 50 Years of Age Have Entered Sabarimala Temple, Kerala Govt Tells SC

The Kerala government informed the Supreme Court that 51 female devotees under the age of 50 had prayed at Sabarimala temple since the court revoked the ban on women of menstruating age from entering the shrine in September. ........Read more

World's Most Powerful NA Bike 'Ducati Panigale V4 R' Launched At Rs. 51.87 Lakh

Ducati Panigale V4 R has officially been launched in India at Rs. 51.87 lakh (Ex-Showroom) and it is the most powerful naturally aspirated bike in the world. The company has allocated just 5 units to India.........Read more

AFI tweet to Hima Das provokes backlash

The Athletics Federation of India referred to Hima Das’ “not so fluent English” after her blazing run at the World u-20 championships, attracting the ire of fans which forced the governing body to issue an apology in chaste Hindi.........Read more

Altered body odour can indicate Malaria, says study

The researchers wanted to see if they could identify changes in human odours associated with malaria infection that might be useful for diagnosing infected individuals. They were particularly interested in identifying those who were infected but had no symptoms. Malaria infection does not create new volatile chemicals in the body but alters the amounts up or down of volatile chemicals that are already present in the odours of healthy people.........Read more

Afghanistan: At least 21 killed in Kabul twin blasts, AFP photographer among dead

At least 21 people were killed and over 30 wounded in twin explosions that rocked Afghanistan capital, Kabul, on Monday morning. The first explosion was followed by another in which, Shah Marai, a photographer with news agency AFP died and two police officers were injured. Hashmat Stanekzai, a spokesperson for the Kabul Police chief, said that the first bomber was on a motorbike and the second suicide bomber was on foot. The second attacker was among reporters who had gathered at the scene to cover the attack.........Read more

Minimum wages for maids: Government working on national policy for domestic workers

Labour ministry is planning to bring about a national policy to protect the interests of domestic workers and to guarantee them minimum wages and social security which has been pending for almost three years now.........Read more

Telangana announces Rs 2 cr for Aruna Reddy

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to Aruna Budda Reddy who won a bronze medal at the recently concluded World Gymnastics Tournament in Melbourne in Australia.........Read more

AICTE Sends Closure Notice to 800 Engineering Colleges Over Vacant Seats

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has sent a total of 800 technical institutions a closure notice if they fail to admit students to fill their vacant seats as they have been served notices for poor performance, 10 percent of these colleges are government-run and the rest are privately-owned colleges.........Read more

Railway Ministry and ISRO partner to install GPS devices in trains by December 2018

Railway Ministry in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is implementing Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS) which involves tracking of train by placing GPS/GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation System) based devices on locomotives, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Lok Sabha.........Read more

Julie 2 Leaked Scenes: "It's Ridiculous," Says Actress Raai Laxmi

I am busy promoting the film and wasn't even aware of this. I can't believe these scenes have leaked. It's ridiculous that someone would want to do this to the film before release," Raai Laxmi told.........Read more

Abusing SC/ST person over phone in public place an offence: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that using castiest remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amount to criminal offence warranting a jail of a maximum five years.........Read more

Dying may not be as awful an experience as you think

Does the very idea of death worry and frighten you? There may be reassurance from a new study that finds those fears might be exaggerated.........Read more

This Grocery Store Owner Has Been Teaching over 300 Underprivileged Kids under a Bridge for a Decade

Rajesh, who had once dreamed of becoming an engineer but couldn’t pursue his dream due to financial constraints, is hoping that none of his students share his fate.........Read more

Stones for Construction of Ram Mandir Start Arriving in Ayodhya

Even as the dispute regarding the title in the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi case remains pending before the Supreme Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has sped up its preparations for the construction of a Ram temple on the Babri site in Ayodhya.........Read more

The hidden facts of Babri case

The story of Babri Masjid was dated back to 15th century when Mughal Emperor Babur won the war against Ibrahim Lodi, the last ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, in the First Battle of Panipat (1526). The Mughal invasion wouldn’t have happened if King Hemu had won the battle of Panipat ........Read more

CCI dismisses Airtel’s complaint against RIL, Reliance Jio over free offers

Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday rejected Bharti Airtel’s complaint alleging anti-competitive practices by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Reliance Jio, saying no case could be made out against the Mukesh Ambani-led firms.........Read more

To boost Internet speed, ISRO to launch 3 GSATs in next 18 months

ISRO will usher in an age of high-speed Internet in India by launching three communication satellites — GSAT-19, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 — in the next 18 months. These launches will not only revolutionise the way we use television and smartphones, but also drive the future communication needs of smart cities.........Read more

Nagpur, city known as zero mile in India, could turn into one of the nation’s biggest logistics hubs

The city known as zero mile in India is finally in the right place at the right time. Nagpur is in the dead center of the country, at the crossroads of busy road and rail corridors that bisect India east to west and north to south. Now, India is on the cusp of a sweeping tax overhaul that could turn the city of 2.4 million people into one of the nation’s biggest logistics hubs.........Read more

Bombay HC asks Centre to reply on tobacco PIL

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the government to submit its reply on the petition against its investments in tobacco companies. A group of seven citizens, which includes Tata Trusts' managing trustee R Venkataramanan, last week filed a public........Read more

Subramanian Swamy Interview: Modi Is Not The Family That Controls The BJP

The leader also said that Modi is not the family that controls the BJP. The party will always have somebody. He also asserted that the party has a pool and people may not know about them since they do not project themselves. Talking further about BJP’s victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections, Swamy said that the party couldn’t have done it without Modi but even the PM couldn’t have delivered it all by himself. He went on to say that Modi, Hindutva and anti-corruption together secured the victory for the party.........Read more

Why eBay’s CEO sold eBay India and poured $500 million into the country’s top Amazon rival

The deal had been rumored recently, but is still a bit of a surprise since eBay owns a five percent stake in Snapdeal, which is a smaller competitor to both Amazon and Flipkart. The conclusion was, it was going to have to consolidate, that fewer parties were probably a good thing for the market. Flipkart had a very strong close to last year and they are starting to pull away. So if we are serious about the market, I want to invest in — and be partners with — those that are going to win.........Read more

Prohibition has led to addiction to drugs: Bihar doctors find out

Since alcohol is not available in Bihar any more, these people might have moved to other substances. The state government felt that these doctors need to be trained in handling such cases. NIMHANS agreed to train us,” says Dr A K Shahi, state programme officer, de-addiction centres, Bihar.........Read more

IPL 10: Ashish Nehra becomes 1st left arm bowler to clinch 100 IPL wickets

Ashish Nehra becomes 1st left arm bowler to clinch 100 IPL wickets. Ashish Nehra makes new IPL record by clinching 100 wickets. Veteran Ashish Nehra becomes the first left-arm bowler to pick 100 wickets in the IPL. He did this in the opening match of IPL 10 when he got two wickets on consecutive deliveries. He finished the match with a important spell of 2/42. Nehra is the eight bowler to achieve this feat in the IPL. ........Read more

NPA mess: Bigger role for RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will likely find itself at the driver’s seat in the war against bad debt — closely monitoring big-ticket restructuring and even getting to decide the haircut to be taken by banks. These and other changes could be introduced by the end of this month by the government, formulated after a series of meetings between the central bank and finance ministry officials. ........Read more

Government of India has started the process to roll out chip-based passports

Chip-enabled e-passports with high-security features may soon be rolled out as the government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports.........Read more

18 months on, Bihar still awaits PM's Rs 125,000 cr bounty: RTI

Mumbai RTI activist Anil Galgali filed the query with the Union Finance Ministry in December 2016 seeking details of Modi's assurances on massive financial aid or development packages to various states. However, Deputy Director in Finance Ministry Anand Parmar, while declining to provide a direct reply to the Right To Information query, has made the position clear in a roundabout manner.........Read more

Imagine what happens if the Internet stopped for a day?

“One of the biggest problems with the internet today is that people take it for granted – yet they don’t understand the degree to which we’ve allowed it to infiltrate almost every aspect of our lives,” says William Dutton at Michigan State University, who is the author of the book Society and the Internet. “They don’t even think about not having access to it.........Read more

Person's life expectancy can be predicted by new blood test

If it's true, it could be a game changer! Believe it or not, scientists at Boston University claim to have discovered a game-changing blood test that could help predict lifespans. The breakthrough means patients will be able to identify realistic health risks early on.........Read more

Geologist uncovers 2.5 billion-year-old fossils of bacteria that predate the formation of oxygen

Somewhere between Earth's creation and where we are today, scientists have demonstrated that some early life forms existed just fine without any oxygen.........Read more

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel medicine prize

Ohsumi of Japan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for "his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy". It is the the 107th award in the medicine category since the first Nobel Prizes were handed out in 1905.........Read more

Pope Francis to visit Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Colombia and Africa in 2017

Pope Francis to visit Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Colombia and Africa in 2017 - Pope Francis confirmed that as of now, he planned a May 13 trip to the famed Marian shrine at Fatima in Portugal. He will visit Portugal next year and is 'almost sure' he'll go to India and Bangladesh.........Read more

'Jadoo ki Jhappi' key to 'calm down' South Kashmir

Blending its Operation 'Calm Down' with 'Jadoo ki Jhappi' (magical hug), Army is now foraying into the interiors of South Kashmir, giving semblance of law and order and building up confidence among the locals to open their establishments which have been shut for nearly three months.........Read more

Scientists uncover secret to gold's catalytic powers

Settling a decades-long debate, new research conclusively shows that a hierarchy of active species exists in gold on iron oxide catalysis designed for low temperature carbon monoxide oxidation; Nanoparticles, sub-nanometer clusters and dispersed atoms—as well as how the material is prepared—are all important for determining catalytic activity.........Read more

NIA case: 5 years imprisonment for 13 on terror charge

An NIA court in Bangalore on Friday sentenced 13 members of Laskar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad-E-Islami to five years imprisonment for plotting to eliminate politicians, police officials and journalists in 2012. After the accused pleaded guilty, Special Judge for NIA cases C Muralidhar Pai pronounced the verdict and said since they had already spent three-and-a-half years in jail, they........Read more

Sequoia Capital in talks to sell stake in eight firms for $200 million

Sequoia Capital, one of the most active venture capital firms in India, is looking to rationalize its India portfolio of around 130 firms, by selling its stake in eight of them, according to two people familiar with the development.........Read more

We were gangraped for eating beef, says Mewat woman

Nearly two weeks after two women were allegedly gangraped in Mewat district of Haryana, one of them came out in the open on Sunday. The woman claimed that the attackers told her that they were being punished for eating beef. An NDTV report said that the victim narrated the incident in presence of activist Shabnam Hashmi in New Delhi. "They asked if we eat beef. We said that we don't, but they said that was why (we were being punished)," the woman was quoted as saying.........Read more

Super-Fast Talgo Train Successfully Completes Delhi-Mumbai Trial Run In Under 12 Hours

The Spanish Talgo train completed its final trail run between Delhi and Mumbai today. It was successful in achieving its targeted time of completing the journey in just under 12 hours.........Read more

India’s most valuable startup, Flipkart has spawned a whole bunch of entrepreneurs

Over the past few years, an increasing number of Flipkart employees are treading similar entrepreneurial paths, finding launchpads in the company.........Read more

Cairn-Vedanta merger gets LIC backing

LIC believes the merger with Vendanta Ltd will insulate Cairn India from potential risks arising from its single line of business........Read more

India Reignites Battle Against Leprosy, But is it Too Late?

It's sheer disgrace that an easily treatable disease of biblical times still disfigures modern day India. ........Read more

90% of start-ups are nonsense, have no meaning: Kishore Biyani

Continuing his scepticism about new-age companies, Future Group Chief Executive Officer Kishore Biyani on Wednesday said that start-ups are too small to create jobs. He was speaking at The Economist India Summit in the capital.........Read more

US Open: Former finalists Wozniacki, Vinci into fourth round

Former runners-up Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci reached the last 16 of the US Open on Friday as two-time champions Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal prepared to push into the second week.........Read more

India's Persecuted Tribes are Marking an Alternative Independence Day

Almost 70 years after Indian independence, tribes once classed as criminals are still fighting for their freedom.........Read more

Actress-politician Ramya on fire, this time targets RSS!

Former Mandya MP says BJP-RSS leaders were not part of freedom struggle and instead joined hands with the British.........Read more

‘Passion’ for arms turns this terror accused into a writer

Rakesh Dhawade, an accused in the Malegaon 2008 blast case, has been writing books and has completed 11 books so far.........Read more

Triple talaq ban: Supreme Court to hear Muslim woman's petition today

Triple talaq ban: Supreme Court to hear Muslim woman's petition today - A batch of petitions is being heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur.........Read more

More Scorpene Leaks Tonight, Says Australian Newspaper: 10 Facts

There is no immediate security risk from the leak of secret documents detailing the capabilities of India's new Scorpene submarines, the Defence Ministry said today. The Australian newspaper, which reported on the leak two days ago, has said it will post new details tonight.........Read more

AgustaWestland scam trail now leads to Singapore

This was part of kickbacks received by middlemen Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa from Italian firm Finmeccanica to allegedly fix the Indian chopper deal.........Read more

NASA Keen on Handing Over ISS to Commercial Spaceflight Company

The ISS is the largest artificial body in the orbit and can be seen with the naked eye from Earth.........Read more

Another parent levels charge against Isha Yoga centre

In the second such complaint against the Isha Yoga centre here this month, a woman today alleged that her engineer son had been "brainwashed" by it to become a sanyasi and sought government help to rescue him.........Read more

Has ISIS infiltrated the schools in Kerala and Maharashtra?

A teacher in Maharashtra and a school in Kerala are under the scanner of the police for allegedly driving youth into the ISIS.........Read more

Xiaomi just unveiled its first laptop, the Mi Notebook Air!

Xiaomi just unveiled its first laptop, the Mi Notebook Air! - The real Apple MacBook rival has arrived!........Read more

Pre-historic tools found in Mumbai

In what comes as a big news, pre-historic tools have been discovered near the Tulsi lake inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.........Read more

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is officially the world’s highest-paid actor

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is now officially the highest paid actor in the world, according to the recently published Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 list.........Read more

LIVE: Washington airbase under lockdown, reports of active shooter at the spot

Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson said 'Unfolding situation' at Andrews Air Force Base.........Read more

Rajan wants longer term for RBI governor, says 3 years not enough

BI governor Raghuram Rajan, whose three-year term comes to an end this September, pitched for a longer tenure for the central bank head, saying on Thursday that the global practice has to be emulated in India as well.........Read more

Swiss voters 'reject basic income grant for all'

National projections suggest voters rejected proposal to provide universal basic income grant to all citizens.........Read more

'Modi's US visit is about consolidation, celebration of ties'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit next week at the invitation of President Barack Obama is about 'consolidation' and 'celebration' of bilateral ties, India's envoy to the US has said here.........Read more

Switzerland govt names Lalit Modi, wife among those facing tax probe | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Switzerland govt names Lalit Modi, wife among those facing tax probe - A notification has been issued for "Lalit Kumar Modi, Indian national", while the other one is for "Minal Modi alias Minalini Modi.........Read more

Bake your own bread... | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Bake your own bread... - ... without breaking into a sweat. Saee Koranne-Khandekar shows Pooja Bhula and others how to at a workshop held to launch her book, Crumbs!........Read more

Muse and meditate: This brain-sensing headset can keep you cool, calm and composed | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Muse and meditate: This brain-sensing headset can keep you cool, calm and composed - Krishna Bahirwani explains how this brain-sensing headset can keep you cool, calm, composed and focused........Read more

Mehbooba Says no Plan to Establish Sainik Colony in Kashmir

The PDP-BJP government had asserted that it has not allotted any land for establishing Sainik colony housing project for ex-servicemen in the Valley and slammed such claims saying they were........Read more

The 'promising' world of Tamil Nadu politics: From freebies to bans, here are some pre-poll pledges - Firstpost

Here are the significant and not-so-significant-but-absurd poll promises made by the major political parties for the Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2016.........Read more

Ambanis, Sahara and others are tip of the ice-berg called corporate burying of investigative journalism

A new book to be launched on Wednesday is a grim reminder of freedom of speech and expression in India.........Read more

The Gandhi Of The Right

The law has turned him into a national hero. It was ridiculous from the beginning, and now it is absolutely preposterous.........Read more

The Grand Auction Symphony

He has paid the bail, his properties are being sold and he claims to have paid off investors. Subrata Roy may win a breather from the court.........Read more

From Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to Sultan, how Anushka Sharma charted incredible Bollywood journey - Firstpost

An industry 'outsider', Anushka Sharma has charted an incredible success story in Bollywood. A look at her career so far, on her 28th birthday.........Read more