ICICI-Videocon Case: Chanda Kochhar’s Husband Deepak Kochhar Arrested by ED Over Money Laundering Allegations

In a major development to the money laundering allegations in ICICI-Videocon case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar. As per latest updates, Deepak was being questioned by the ED whole day before he was arrested in the night.He has been arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials The ICICI-Videocon case pertains to an alleged misappropriation cited in loans given by the ICICI Bank to Videocon. The move from the ED comes almost a year after the agency filed a money laundering case on the basis of a complaint registered by the CBI against Videocon Director Venugopal Dhoot, his companies (Videocon International Electronics Ltd and Videocon Industries Ltd), as well as former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar. After his arrest, the ED said it will produce Deepak Kochhar before a local court on Tuesday to seek his custody.........Read more

Gujarat: Major setback for Congress as 4 MLAs resign ahead of crucial Rajya Sabha polls

The four Congress MLAs, who have submitted their resignations from the party are – Mangal Gavit, JV Kakadiya, Somabhai Patel and Pradyuman Jadeja. Being apprehensive of horse trading attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress had rushed away its 20 MLAs to a secluded location in Rajasthan in 14th March. As maintained by sources, among the 20 Gujarat Congress MLAs, 15 were flown on Saturday while the rest were said to be driving to the resort on Sunday. According to sources, another group of legislators will be leaving Gujarat on Sunday and only 15-20 legislators will stay back to attend the budget session.........Read more

Coronavirus outbreak: 842 Indians evacuated from China, Japan so far, says MEA

An Indian Air Force special aircraft yesterday took 15 tonnes of medical supplies from India to the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan and later left with 112 Indians and foreign nationals stranded in the city who are expected to arrive in Delhi today. They will undergo 14-day quarantine in India like their previous batches to ensure that they are cleared of the COVID-19 virus. Meanwhile, Mainland China reported 433 new coronavirus cases yesterday, up from 406 the day before. The total number of confirmed cases on mainland China has now reached 78,497. South Korea reported 334 more cases, bringing its total to 1,595. Global worries of coronavirus are multiplying with the sudden increase of cases in Italy, Iran and other countries, with many announcing travel curbs. The coronavirus outbreak has now killed a total of 2,744 people. ........Read more

Justice Banumathi faints dictating order on Centre' plea on Nirbhaya case

Supreme Court judge Justice R Banumathi on Friday (February 14) fainted in the courtroom while dictating the order on the Centre' plea seeking separate hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Justice Banumathi was immediately taken into the chamber by other judges on the dais and the court staff after she fainted during the hearing in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. The bench adjourned the case saying the order will be released later.........Read more

Money lying idle in your Current Account? Here is how to generate return without sacrificing liquidity

If large amount is lying idle in your Current Account and you are not sure after how many days or months you would need to withdraw or transfer it, you may take advantage of Liquid Funds or Overnight Funds offered by Asset Management Companies (AMCs). Liquid and Overnight Funds come under Debt Mutual Funds (MFs) that AMCs offer along with Equity MFs. Debt MFs invest money in debt instruments of various duration that earn fixed return. Overnight Funds invest in debt papers with shortest duration, followed by Liquid Funds.........Read more

Nagpur: 5-year-old girl killed after failed rape attempt, man arrested

A five-year-old girl was killed after an alleged rape attempt by a man in Maharashtra's Nagpur on Sunday. The 32-year-old accused was arrested and further investigation is underway. More information about the accused was awaited. People in the city held a protest on Monday after the news spread, According to a PTI report, the five-year-old girl was found dead with her head smashed on an agriculture farm in Kalmeshwar area.........Read more

IPL 2020: 971 Players to go Under Hammer at Auction on December 19

The biggest cricket carnival on earth is all set to be back once again as the countdown for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League begins with the Players’ Auction on December 19. As many as 971 cricketers, including 713 Indians and 258 overseas players, will be up for grabs at the IPL players’ auction scheduled to be held in Kolkata. There are 215 capped players, 754 uncapped and two cricketers from Associate Nation, who will compete for the available 73 spots. ........Read more

'Seen Progress': US Hails Restoration of Postpaid Services in Kashmir, Seeks 'Roadmap' for Normalcy

The United States sought a "roadmap" to political and economic normalcy in the Kashmir region from India on Thursday and called for an immediate release of all political detainees.........Read more

'What About Atrocities On Us?' Baloch Activists As Pak Raises J&K At UN

Sections Balochistan activists put up a tent outside UNHRC office in Geneva to highlight Pakistani atrocities Pakistan's attempt to corner India on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva wasstymied by Baloch activists, who spoke out against the atrocities unleashed by the Pakistani military in its own backyard, Balochistan. The Baloch Human Rights Council and Pashtuns put up banners outside the United Nations' venue to draw the world's attention against "Pakistani tyranny". "Pakistan is not a civilised country and should be ashamed of talking about human rights for Kashmiris, especially with the kind of atrocities they have unleashed in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir," said Razzaq Baloch, organiser of the Baloch Movement that seeks independence from Pakistan. The Baloch activists put up a tent outside the UN office in Geneva and shouted slogans against Pakistan. Razzaq Baloch, organiser of the Baloch Movement, criticised Pakistan at the UNHRC in Geneva Mr Baloch said the region is under occupation of the Pakistani military and nothing less than sovereignty is acceptable to the people of Balochistan.........Read more

Parliament Session Live: 'Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala Must be Abolished,' Says President

Talking about women’s empowerment, President Ram Nath Kovind says, “To ensure equal rights for every sister and daughter in the country, eradication of practises like Triple Talaq and nikah halala is necessary. I would request all members to extend their support to these efforts to make the lives of our sisters and daughters more dignified and improved.” ........Read more

Encephalitis Crisis: Death Toll Reaches 113 in Bihar, 96 in Muzaffarpur Alone

Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has now reached at staggering 113 in Bihar which includes 96 children from Muzaffarpur, 12 from Vaishali, two from Motihari, two from Patna and one from Begusarai. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan visited SKMCH along with Minister of State (Health) Ashwini Choubey to meet the patients and their families and took stock of the situation.........Read more

Study Finds Natural Sugar Supplement That Could Help Fight Cancer

A new study finds that 'Mannose' a nutritional supplement found naturally in fruits such as cranberries can aid in slowing the growth of tumours and improve cancer treatment.........Read more

Alok Nath to take legal action against Vinta Nanda, calls rape allegations false

Veteran Bollywood and television actor Alok Nath have decided to take legal against writer-producer Vinta Nanda, who has accused him of raping her. Alok Nath’s lawyer Ashok Saraogi said that the legal proceedings would be initiated in a couple of days.........Read more

Will go in for NRC if exercise successful in Assam: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that he will go in for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his state if the exercise was successfully implemented in Assam.........Read more

Indonesia: Volcano erupts on disaster-struck island of Sulawesi

A Volcano on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday, just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island, killing over 1,400. After months of increased activity, Mount Soputan erupted sending an ash cloud estimated to be almost 4,000 metres high into the sky.........Read more

After tit-for-tat abductions, all 11 relatives of J&K police released by militants

Militants in Kashmir abducted and then released, 11 relatives of state police personnel in apparent retaliation to police detention of the families of three Hizbul Mujahideen men amid mounting tension in the valley.........Read more

Defending champions Australia have slumped to their lowest ODI ranking(6th position) in 34 years.

Defending champions Australia have slumped to their lowest ODI ranking(6th position) in 34 years.........Read more

Indian Government Increases Speed Limit On Expressways Up To 120 kmph

In a recent notification, the ministry of road transport and highways headed by Nitin Gadkari announced that the speed limit for vehicles on expressways has been increased to 120 kmph. The new limits are for M1 category of vehicles that include vehicles with not more than eight seats. The speed restrictions for taxis have also been increased from 80 kmph to 100 kmph on the expressways, while it is limited to 90 kmph on the highways. Within city limits, taxis will also ply at the regular speed limit of 70 kmph. ........Read more

Photos of China's Tiangong-1 hurtling towards Earth are terrifying: Should you worry?

Tiangong-1's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere is being closely watched by the world, trying to track its crash location and the date. The European Space Agency (ESA) has estimated the re-entry timeline between March 30 and April 2, and expected to crash somewhere between 43-degrees north and 43-degrees south latitudes.........Read more

Gauri Lankesh murder probe: Special Investigation Team arrests Hindu Yuva Sene activist

Naveen Kumar, a Hindu Yuva Sene activist from Maddur in Mandya district, was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on February 18 near Majestic bus stand for illegal possession of bullets. During the probe, the CCB found evidence of links with some right-wing groups and “his involvement in facilitating the murderers to the house of Gauri. ........Read more

Incredible Pictures Of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Doing Yoga In The Himalayas Are Breaking The Internet

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) posted stunning pictures of soldiers practicing yoga in higher altitudes. The personnel are bare-bodied while performing yoga, despite the freezing temperatures. ........Read more

Survey reveals 55.6% of Delhi-NCR cabbies drive DRUNK

The study conducted among 10,000 cab drivers by NGO Community Against Drunken Driving (CADD), which has been working in close association with the Delhi Police for 15 years to end the menace, found that 55.6 percent of them regularly drink and drive. Of them, 27 percent accepted bookings in a highly inebriated state. ........Read more

McDonald’s, Lifestyle, and HUL stockist among first to be investigated by anti-profiteering body

The entities facing investigation are Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd, which runs McDonald’s restaurants in West and South of India, department store chain Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd and a Jaipur-based trading company dealing in consumer packaged goods made by Hindustan Unilever products. The Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS), an investigating body under the revenue department, has issued notices to these entities based on the reference from the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA).........Read more

Meet Mr Shahid Kapoor, the Sexiest Asian Man

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been named the 'Sexiest Asian Man' in a poll, dethroning singer Zayn Malik who has been winning the title for the past two years. Actor Hrithik Roshan ranked second for the third year in a row, with Zayn Malik falling to number three.........Read more

Want to live up to 100 years? Study reveals you just have to be stubborn

The trick to living a long, hearty life has been revealed. For everybody 'dying' to not die anytime soon, the code has been cracked and as it turns out, it's something most people ace at without even trying. All one needs is strong dosages of determination. ........Read more

Apple may launch an iPhone with LCD display, metal case in 2018:

Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, a report by Nikkei points out that the 6.1-inch LCD model will probably sport a metal back [like older iPhones] available in several colors, adding that the other two OLED handsets will come in two sizes: one about 6.3 inches long and the other 5.8 inches.........Read more

2017 Yamaha MT-09 launched in India for Rs 10.88 lakh

The 2017 Yamaha MT-09 has been launched, priced at Rs 10.88 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. Interestingly, the new version has been launched as a CBU product, just like before, but is priced lower than the previous version thanks to the implementation of GST.........Read more

Suzuki Intruder 150 Images Leaked Online

Suzuki Motorcycle India is all set to launch a new product in the Indian market on November 7. According to reports, the new bike will be 150 cc cruiser motorcycle, and named the Suzuki Intruder 150. Images of the new motorcycle have now leaked online, ahead of the launch.........Read more

Dileep Offered Rs.3 Cr for Actress Molestation?

The prosecution informed the High Court that Dileep had offered Rs 3 Cr for the abduction of the actress. It was informed that Dileep offered the second accused Pulsar Sunil Rs 1.50 Cr for carrying out the abduction, and another Rs 1.50 Cr in case he gets caught by the police. ........Read more

Jai Lava Kusa movie review: There are three reasons to watch this film — NTR Jr, NTR Jr, NTR Jr

NTR Jr’s latest drama Jai Lava Kusa is something of a Pandora’s box. The moment you open it, everything that its lead actor does, is bound to take you by surprise. But more importantly, Jai Lava Kusa will go down in NTR Jr’s career as the film which forced him to tap into a reservoir of talent that runs quite deep, so to speak. Most Telugu films are designed to suit an actor’s image, and that’s pretty much been the status quo for a while now; however, NTR Jr takes this a step further in Jai Lava Kusa. He becomes the story. His performance is the whole point of the film.........Read more

7 coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Uttar Pradesh, no one injured

Seven coaches of the Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday, a railway spokesperson said, adding no one was injured in the accident.........Read more

Country's Police and Paramilitary Forces To Wave Goodbye To The Age-Old Khaki Uniform Soon

The new uniform has a beige shirt that gives a clean and smart look, also offering proper visibility to insignia, nameplate, badge, medals, ribbons, and epaulettes on the shoulders. The shirt also has ‘Police’ inscribed on its back in two languages. The color of trousers has been changed to earthy brown. Altogther, the new uniform is a drastic departure to the British-era Khaki single-colored uniform.........Read more

Himachal Pradesh landslide: Six killed, rescue operations underway

At least five persons were killed and many are feared trapped after three vehicles were hit by a landslide near Padhar area in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Rescue operations are reported to be currently underway in the region, as the number of injured victims may increase. The injured were taken were taken to a hospital.........Read more

The Galaxy Note 8 was supposed to have a signature iPhone 8 feature, but it looks like it won’t

Samsung is working on technology that will allow it to embed fingerprint sensors directly into a smartphone’s display. This will be a signature feature in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, but it looks like Samsung is unable to get the required tech ready for mass production, the Note 8 won’t have a fingerprint scanner built into its screen.........Read more

How an IIT Alumnus & a School Dropout Are Skilling Underprivileged Students to Get IT Jobs in a Year

We want to challenge how the higher education space functions. Most of the students who join us are typically those who might be attending some distant education programmes but are not going to conventional colleges, or those who have not been able to join college at all, says Rishabh.........Read more

Steve Smith apologises for losing control over emotions

Australia captain Steve Smith has apologised for losing control during the course of the four-Test series against India. On Tuesday, India beat Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala to win the series 2-1.........Read more

Cabinet approves new panel for socially, educationally backward classes

Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) as a constitutional body. The Bill to provide constitutional status to the body will be introduced in Parliament. The Commission will comprise of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and three other members.........Read more

One Indian fisherman killed by Sri Lankan Navy

One Indian fisherman has been killed after the Sri Lankan Navy reportedly opened fire at a group of fishermen on the coast of Tamil Nadu, reported several media outlets. The fisherman were fishing between Danushkodi and Katchatheevu. Four others sustained injuries in the incident.........Read more

Those who display ISIS, Pak flags will be treated as anti-nationals: Army chief Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Wednesday issued a strong warning to those who back terrorists during counter-insurgency operations. He said that those extending support to the terror organisation won't be spared.........Read more

Tokyo Olympics Organisers Asks Public to Donate Old Phones For Medals

In a push to give the Olympics an environmentally friendly hue, Tokyo's organising committee is aiming to collect eight tonnes of gold, silver and bronze at recycling bins across Japan from April, officials said, to make 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals.........Read more

Kerala CM cricises self-financing educational institutions

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today crticised self-financing educational institutions saying many of them have become commercial establishments. Inaugurating the state-level public education protection mission at Malayankeezhu in Thiruvananthapuram, he said many of them even think that running an educational institution was more profitable than doing liquor business. The Chief Minister said that according sanction …........Read more

Raees review: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui brighten up the screen, film doesn’t

It’s fast-paced (half a dozen songs notwithstanding). But it also feels like 20 episodes squeezed into three hours. In that, plots and characters are often left without rhyme or reason. It’s like a film racing on skates. Albeit ones with wobbly wheels.........Read more

Your daily cup of tea may hold the key to a longer life: study

US scientists believe they've found the answer - and it's to do with caffeine. It helps to block chemicals in the blood that promote inflammation, they say. The study was published in Nature Medicine. Drinking coffee and tea may help people to live longer by reducing chemicals in the blood that can trigger heart disease, researchers have found.........Read more

Meghalaya sex scam: Guest-house owned by Home Minister’s family under probe

Police officials confirmed that a 14-year-old, who filed an FIR on December 16, has said that she was taken to the guest-house, Marvelene’s Inn, located in posh Shillong locality Rilbong, several times to “serve clients”.........Read more

Siachen braveheart awarded Sena Medal

Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived miraculously for six days under a huge ice-and-snow debris after an avalanche hit his post, was on Sunday awarded the Sena Medal here.........Read more

The latest Facebook Live update will let you go live directly from your desktop

The social networking giant also rolled out a “Live Contributor” role in Pages, allowing admins to designate specific individuals to go live on behalf of a Page. “This gives contributors the flexibility to stream great live content from a mobile device on behalf of a Page whenever it happens, while allowing the Page admin to maintain security and control over their Page,” Facebook explained.........Read more

Supreme Court dismisses plea of Telangana to redraw Krishna plan

In a severe setback to the Telangana state government, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed its special leave petition (SLP) seeking quashing of the Justice Brijesh Kumar Tribunal verdict that limited fresh allotment of Krishna waters to TS and Andhra Pradesh without extending it to other two riparian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.........Read more

HC notice to ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi on CBI plea against his bail

Delhi High Court today sought the response of ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi, who is on bail after being arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, on CBI's plea challenging his bail claiming its probe would be "hampered" if he remains out. Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Tyagi, who was arrested on December 9 and granted bail on December 26, listed the matter for hearing on January 3 after CBI said the bail pleas of other accused in the case are likely to be heard by the trial court on January 4.........Read more

"Only four militants had entered Pathankot airbase"

Putting to end speculation about the number of terrorists involved in Pathankot attack, the government today made it clear that only four militants had entered the airforce station to carry out the strike that left eight people dead. Related Post Opposition leaders of Kashmir meet President, press for political solution in the valley BJP faced …........Read more

Nostradamus Predictions, Baba Vanga prophecy: Pope Francis speaks of World War 3, world’s ending

Nostradamus predictions together with Baba Vanga prophecies and the insight of Pope Francis regarding World War 3 have been widely searched over the past weeks. And this continuing increase of interest over the said topic and that of relating to the world's ending have become more evident as 2016 will soon bid farewell.........Read more

Researchers break new territory analyzing DNA modifications in glioblastoma

Using state-of-the-art molecular biology and statistical approaches, researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) have identified the functional role of two distinct DNA modifications in glioblastoma (GBM) tissues. The signature of one of these pattern disruptions in particular, 5hmC, had a particularly strong association with patient survival.........Read more

India successfully test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island

Today India successfully test fired indigenously built nuclear capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast, it was launched from LC-IV at the Abdul Kalam Island. India had also conducted Prithvi-II missile from the same test range.........Read more

India may soon have no-fly list of unruly travellers

India is considering its own version of a No-Fly List as part of a massive aviation security revamp that has been taken up at the highest levels of the government. The concept of No Fly List has emanated from the US.........Read more

2,500-year-old marijuana discovered in an ancient tomb

A 2,500-year-old stash of whole marijuana plants have been unearthed from an ancient tomb in northwest China. This discovery adds to a growing body of evidence that ancient people used marijuana...........Read more

Mercedes shifts gears to make way for e-cars

Mercedes-Benz is going electric. The car manufacturer unveiled a new SUV concept, named the Generation EQ, at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday.........Read more

8 Hyderabad-based firms involved in New Zealand visa scam

Immigration New Zealand’s Mumbai area office has confirmed that eight Hyderabad-based consultants, who had been sending the most students to New Zealand, have been involved in the visa fraud that came to light recently. They are Kiwi Overseas Services, Sunrise Overseas Educational Consultants, IVY Overseas of SR Nagar, FIFO Overseas, Leaf Educational Services, AR Overseas Consultants of Dilsukhnagar, Storm Atlas and V & U Intellect Consultants.........Read more

Amazon India to set up 3 more fulfillment centres by year-end

Right now, we have 24 fulfillment centres. By the end of this year, we should be closing with around 27 fulfillment centres. That would give a storage capacity of around 7.5 million cubic feet. That is one of the largest investments we committed to India.........Read more

New untouchability? Biometric attendance only for Dalits in Punjab colleges

Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil.........Read more

Burhan Wani successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat remains top-rated militant for police

Militant commander, Sabzar Ahmad Bhat — who is believed to have replaced Burhan Wani as the Hizbul Mujahideen’s operational chief in Kashmir — remains one of the top-rated militants of the outfit........Read more

The curious case of Earth's leaking atmosphere

Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tonnes of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA's Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open questions. How and why is Earth losing its atmosphere – and how is this relevant in our hunt for life elsewhere in the Universe?........Read more

Rio Olympics: Judoka Avtar Singh confirms a berth in 90kg weight category

New Delhi: South Asian Games (SAG) gold medallist judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the Rio Olympics in the under 90kg weight category, the national federation said on Saturday.........Read more

Missiles, Copters, Subs - Anil Ambani's Ambitious Defence Plan

Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has never made a military helicopter, missile system or submarine in its history but that isn't stopping the Indian tycoon from seeking to win contracts to manufacture all of that military hardware and more.........Read more

B-schools not doing enough to bridge skills gap: Survey - The Economic Times

A total of 61 per cent of HR professionals across organisations felt that business schools were somewhat addressing the skills gap.........Read more

I'm happy that Priyanka, Vidya have shown concern for me: Kangana Ranaut

In an industry known for its rivalries between leading actresses, Kangana Ranaut has found “thick” friends in Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra and the 'Queen' star says they have expressed concern as her legal war with Hrithik Roshan continues.........Read more