Suresh Raina Says He Will 'Join MS Dhoni in This Journey', Confirms International Retirement

India batsman Suresh Raina followed up MS Dhoni's retirement announcement by confirming on social media that he too is hanging up his boots. Taking to Instagram to congratulate Dhoni, Raina said that he too will no longer be available for international selection. "It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781 . With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India. Jai Hind," he said along with a picture of him, Dhoni and other Chennai Super Kings players.........Read more

Women Astronomers From a Century Ago Created an Alphabetic Order of Stars, and It Stuck

To understand the history, we go back by a century and maybe even a little more, to an era when women astronomers working at a research facility in the Harvard Observatory were peering into the sky, sifting through photographs of space and classifying the stars. This rather interesting bit of space research history was highlighted by Giada Arney, an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre. Speaking on the Gravity Assist podcast with senior NASA scientist Jim Green, Arney referred to the historic era that led to the stars of the universe being classified with this very random sequence of letters. ........Read more

New clues to when Earth’s plates started moving

By Nick Carne New research suggests plate tectonics may have been well under way on Earth more than 3.2 billion years ago, adding a new dimension to the ongoing debate about exactly when they began influencing the early evolution of the planet. A team from Harvard University, US, says analysis of lingering magnetism in rocks from the Pilbara Craton, a stable block of crust in Western Australia, provides evidence for a large change in the latitude of the block relative to the Earth’s magnetic poles between 3.35 and 3.18 billion years ago. ........Read more

World Bank forecasts worst economic slump in South Asia in 40 years

India and other South Asian countries are likely to record their worst growth performance in four decades this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the World Bank said on Sunday. The South Asian region, comprising eight countries, is likely to show economic growth of 1.8% to 2.8% this year, the World Bank said in its South Asia Economic Focus report, well down from the 6.3% it projected six months ago. ........Read more

'You Are Not Invincible': WHO's Message To Youth Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The World Health Organization said Friday that the Chinese epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic. The city of Wuhan registered no new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours -- for the first time since reporting its first case in December in an outbreak that has gone on to infect more than 250,000 people around the world and kill more than 11,000 people. "Yesterday, Wuhan reported no new cases for the first time since the outbreak started," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva.........Read more

Police Books Singer Kanika Kapoor, Who Tested Coronavirus Positive, For 'Negligence'

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor who had attended several gatherings in Lucknow and tested positive for coronavirus has been booked for negligence and disobedience to the order issued by a public servant, an official said. The FIR was registered against at Sarojini Nagar police station, said Police Commissioner Surjit Pandey. "An FIR was lodged at the Sarojini Nagar police station under IPC Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life),270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant)."........Read more

The 'cult' blamed for S Korea's virus outbreak

As South Korea continues to do battle with its coronavirus outbreak, one mysterious religious sect has been singled out and become a public target. Thousands of positive cases have been found in the country, many of which are linked to Shincheonji Church, a secretive group some say is more like a cult. The group has in recent weeks apologised for its role in the outbreak, and says it's been co-operating with authorities. But officials say some members still refuse to be tested.........Read more

Coronavirus: Hindu Mahasabha's Gaumutra Party Today in Delhi; Poster Goes Viral

At a time when the national capital is under partial shutdown to fight the spread of coronavirus, Hindu Mahasabha is supposed to kick off its gaumutra party in Delhi on Saturday. The posters of the party, being organised by Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, Jan Jagran Manch and Youth Sanatan Sewa Sangh, are going viral on social media. According to the poster, the party will start 12 noon onwards at New Delhi’s Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha Bhawan. The aim of the party is to “neutralise the effect of coronavirus”.........Read more

Delhi Violence: 'Peace And Harmony Central to Our Ethos,' Tweets PM Modi

The PM’s tweet came even as more than 20 people were reported to have been killed in the violence, which started as a clash on Sunday but turned into a communal riot a day later and continued even on Tuesday. “Had an extensive review on the situation prevailing in various parts of Delhi. Police and other agencies are working on the ground to ensure peace and normalcy.” “Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” he added. ........Read more

What the world's most expensive Irish whiskey tastes like

A rare beast has been asleep in the Irish countryside for close to half a century. When the Old Midleton Distillery in County Cork closed its doors in 1975, after 150 years in business, several casks of trial whiskey innovations disappeared with it. They rested deep within their barrels -- until now. Its first release is a 45-year-old peated single malt, created in 1974 by master distiller emeritus Max Crockett and guarded at the abandoned distillery for three generations since. Presented in a handblown Waterford Crystal decanter and displayed in a wooden cabinet made from reclaimed whiskey vats, there are just 48 bottles in the world. The price tag for this rare wonder is $40,000. ........Read more

Maharashtra govt to make singing National Anthem in colleges compulsory from February 19: State minister

Maharashtra's Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said that colleges and universities too should adopt singing the National Anthem just like it is played at movie theaters before the movie starts, the report said. Uday Samant said that playing and singing the National Anthem will infuse a sense of national pride in the young students and at the same will also teach them the importance of India's Independence, the report added.........Read more

Mosque Land 25 km From Ayodhya Ram Temple Complex

The land assigned for a mosque in Ayodhya by the Uttar Pradesh government, in line with a Supreme Court order, is some 25 km from the temple-mosque site. The land is in village Dhanipur in Ayodhya, on the Lucknow highway, around 18 km from the district headquarters, said UP minister Srikant Sharma. Sources say the spot chosen by the Yogi Adityanath government is located outside the "14 kosi parikrama", or an area of some 42 km around Ayodhya town that devotees circle during religious events. Saints had reportedly asked that the mosque site be assigned beyond the parikrama boundaries.........Read more

Former pacer RP Singh appointed as third member of CAC by BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have appointed Rudra Pratap Singh as the third member of the Cricket Advisory Committee members (CAC) on Friday (January 31). Earlier in the week, former Team India cricketers Madan Lal and Sulakshana Madhukar Naik were selected to the CAC, for interviewing suitable candidates for the national selection panel.........Read more

There will be more North Americans at Davos 2020 than women

Gender representation is so poor at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos that 2020 delegates are more likely to run into someone from North America than a woman. For the sixth straight year, gender diversity at the elite gathering in the Swiss Alps has improved slightly, but with women only making up 24% of attendees, the accomplishment is minor. Of 2,820 total participants, only 682 are women.........Read more

Satellite Spots Iran Missile Attack Aftermath from Space

You don't have to be on the ground in Iraq to see the damage done by Iran's recent missile attack. Satellites operated by San Francisco-based company Planet have captured photos of Iraq's al-Asad airbase, one of the sites hit in last night's (Jan. 7) bombardment. The sharp images clearly show which buildings were reduced to ruin and rubble. ........Read more

BIG News: Largest Specimen of World's Biggest Flower Found in Indonesia

The giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae -- a fleshy red flower with white blister-like spots on its enormous petals -- came in at a whopping 111 centimetres (3.6 foot) in diameter. That's bigger than the previous record of 107 centimetres on a bloom also found in the jungles of West Sumatra several years ago.........Read more

9 dead, 3 injured after fire breaks out at cloth godown in Delhi’s Kirari

Nine people died and three others were injured in a fire that broke out in a three-storey building in outer Delhi’s Kirari. The Delhi Fire Services said that seven fire tenders were sent to the spot after they received information about the fire at 12.30 am. The fire services officers also said that the blaze started on the ground floor which was used as a godown to store clothes. Police said they are verifying if the ground floor was being used as a small-scale factory. ........Read more

ISRO to launch RISAT-2BR1, 9 foreign commercial satellites on December 11

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday announced that its will launch RISAT-2BR1 and 9 commercial satellites on board PSLV-C48 on December 11 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. RISAT-2BR1, the second satellite in the RISAT-2B series, is a Radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg. PSLV-C48 is the 50th mission of PSLV. It will launch RISAT-2BR1 from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC). ........Read more

India will receive S-400 air defence missile systems in 18-19 months: Russia

India will receive five S-400 air defence missile systems “in strict accordance” with the schedule, Russian deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov said on Sunday. India had signed a $5.43-billion deal to buy five S-400s, Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, in October last year despite the risk of US sanctions under Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). CAATSA impacts, among other things, making payments in US dollars. According to the state-run Tass news service report, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said in June this year that the delivery of the S-400 to India is planned to start after 2020 and “issues with payment have been resolved. “The advance payment has been received and everything will be delivered in strict accordance with the schedule, within about 18-19 months,” Borisov said, according to state-owned broadcaster Rossiya-1. Senior Trump administration officials had cautioned India that the S-400 deal could attract sanctions under CAATSA law that restricts defence purchases from Russia, Iran and North Korea. A Chinese military agency was sanctioned under CAATSA in 2018 for buying S-400s and Turkey, a NATO ally, has been told it will be denied F-35s, the most advanced fighter jets in the armoury of the military alliance, if it went ahead with its S-400 purchases.........Read more

Concerns over organised mass protests, possible attacks in Valley

Organised mass protests and possible attacks by Pakistan-based terror groups are among the main concerns weighing on the minds of officials responsible for security in Jammu and Kashmir. The communication blackout, which has caused a great deal of resentment in the local population, has also helped prevent the organisation of protests across the Kashmir Valley, people familiar with developments said. “We are aware of the situation caused by the snapping of phone lines and the Internet and these are being gradually eased in parts of Srinagar. More restrictions will be removed in the time to come,” said a person who declined to be identified. The people cited above pointed to the potential damage that could be caused by even one message that could be forwarded on messaging apps by elements intent on taking advantage of the existing situation. The focus of security agencies has been on minimising casualties and possible violent protests that could lead to confrontations, the people said. So far, the only death reported has been of a teenager who drowned in river Jhelum on August 5 while trying to evade paramilitary troopers, though there are reports that close to 100 people have been injured. On Thursday, there were reports that pamphlets urging people to march towards the office of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had been distributed in the hot spot of Soura.........Read more

IIT postgraduate held for running fake website offering free laptops to mark Modi's relection

An IIT postgraduate was held for allegedly running a fake website carrying pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and duping people in the name of "Free Laptop Government Scheme on the Occasion of Re-election of New Government".........Read more

BJP’s successes because of greats like him, says PM Modi after meeting LK Advani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited senior leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday, a day after the BJP’s massive victory in the Lok Sabha election, and acknowledged their contributions to the party’s growth. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s president Amit Shah.........Read more

Election Commission rejects Opposition demand to tweak VVPAT counting process

Leaders of 22 political parties had yesterday urged the Election Commission to ensure paper slips from the VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) module are matched before the counting begins so that in cases of discrepancy, all votes in that particular assembly segment can be cross-checked with the paper slips.........Read more

Pragya Thakur is a terrorist: Siddaramaiah on 'Godse is Patriot' row

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday termed Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur a "terrorist" for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "true patriot". Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat had earlier defended Godse on May 16 by calling him a patriot.........Read more

Supreme Court’s in-house panel finds no substance in harassment allegations against Chief Justice

There is no substance in allegations of sexual harassment filed against the Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the top court’s internal inquiry committee has said in its report. A three-judge panel led by Justice SA Bobde was also set up to look into the harassment allegations.........Read more

Ness Wadia sentenced to 2-year jail term in Japan for drugs possession

Ness Wadia, business tycoon and heir to the Wadia Group, has been sentenced to a two-year prison term in Japan for possessing drugs. Ness Wadia was found in possession of 25 grams of cannabis resin in March, for which he has been sentenced.........Read more

Jet Airways faces imminent shutdown without emergency funds: sources

Jet Airways Ltd will be forced to shut down as soon as Wednesday if it does not get emergency funding from its lenders. Bankers and an Indian government official said lenders are trying to line up funds to keep aloft the once-dominant Indian airline.........Read more

India backs UN move against terror funding, points to ‘serial offender’ Pakistan

Welcoming the recognition in the resolution of the essential role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in setting global standards, India’s permanent representative at the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin said the states who are “apologists” for terrorists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inaction.........Read more

Donald Trump to seek another USD 8.6 billion for border wall

US President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border in the 2020 budget request, likely triggering another fight with Congress.........Read more

The most expensive car ever

Bugatti has designed a one-off, a blacked-out car built upon the Chiron drivetrain, and made out of carbon fiber and all the finest materials humanity has discovered but it costs a whopping $18.9 million.........Read more

Banning Jamaat-e-Islami Can Have Dangerous Consequences, Warns Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) an act of "vengeance" by the Centre, saying it would have "dangerous consequences".........Read more

IPL 2019 to be played entirely in India, will begin on March 23

The tournament will be played in India despite the clash with the general elections, which are expected to take place in April-May. The IPL is likely to commence on March 23.........Read more

Hindustan Unilever slapped Rs 380 crore fine by anti-profiteering body

Hindustan Unilever has been fined whopping Rs 535 crore in a Goods and Services Tax (GST) profiteering case by National Anti-Profiteering Authority(NAA) not passing the GST rate cut benefit to consumers.........Read more

India fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide; China on top of the list: Study

The top four carbon emitters in 2017 cover 58 per cent of global emissions, were China (27 per cent), the US (15 per cent), the European Union (10 per cent) and India (7 per cent), said by the Global Carbon Project.........Read more

Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes

As many as 983 OBC communities 37 per cent of the total have zero representation which means not a single job, not a single seat. And just 10 communities of OBCs have availed of as much as 24.95 per cent of jobs and admissions.........Read more

2,300 Cops, Women Personnel Above 50 Yrs: Kerala on High Alert as Sabarimala Temple Re-opens Today

Police said 2,300 personnel, including a 20-member commando team and 100 women, have been deployed to ensure smooth 'darshan' and security of devotees at Sabarimala Temple.........Read more

Made-In-India engineless train to begin trials

The Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) will be testing an engineless train for 80 days in three phases. Called Train 18, it is claimed to be the first engineless train conceptualised, designed and manufactured in India. The 16-coach train built by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai has a cruising speed of 160 km/h.........Read more

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces Rs 100 Cr startup fund

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a Rs 100 crore startup fund to promote entrepreneurial activity in the state. He said his government aims to make Madhya Pradesh India's next big startup destination.........Read more

India hails Maldives presidential election results, says democracy has won

India has hailed the Maldives for successful completion of presidential elections in the country, which has been won by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the joint opposition candidate.........Read more

India vs England: Cheteshwar Pujara hits brilliant century, keeps India just ahead

Cheteshwar Pujara ended an almost five-year wait for a century outside the sub-continent, and the Indian dressing room will be grateful of his timing to come good with the team in dire need of redeeming act in the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl.........Read more

3 Nirav Modi-linked US firms 'directly involved' in bank fraud: report

The Firestar Diamond Inc, Fantasy Inc and A Jaffe Inc directly involved in the fraud made by Nirav Modi firm according to US Court examiner John J Carney in its investigation.........Read more

CAG castigates MoD, Navy for its 2009 Boeing deal for P-8I aircraft

CAG castigated the defence ministry and Navy for violating procedure in buying eight P-8I Poseidon Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare (LRMR-ASW) aircraft from US aircraft manufacturing firm, Boeing in 2009.........Read more

Non ISI Helmets To Be Banned In Two Months From Now

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification saying that helmet companies will not be able to manufacture, stock and sell two-wheeler helmets which do not conform to the standards set by the Indian Standards Institute (ISI). ........Read more

H D Kumaraswamy rushes to control damage, Belagavi may be second capital

Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday sought to alleviate the anguish of the people in this region by promising to grant Belagavi city the status of second capital.........Read more

Pakistan general elections: Mahesh Malani becomes first Hindu candidate to win National Assembly seat

Mahesh Kumar Malani of the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) has become the first Hindu candidate to win a National Assembly seat, 16 years after non-Muslims got the right to vote and contest on general seats in the country.........Read more

Government document reveals India saved Rs 59 crore per Rafale aircraft under NDA

The NDA government paid Rs 59,000 crore for 36 planes while the UPA had paid Rs 1.69 lakh crore. The NDA government thus saved Rs 59 crore per aircraft with missiles such as the METEOR and the SCALP, which were not included in the aircrafts bought by the UPA.........Read more

SBI looks at over Rs 40,000 crore recovery in FY19

SBI looks at over Rs 40,000 crore recovery in FY19........Read more

De Villiers Genius Knock Helps Bangalore Beats Delhi by 6 Wickets

Star batsman AB de Villiers stayed unbeaten on 90 runs off 39 balls as RCB defeated DD by 6 wickets in the VIVO IPL 2018 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. De Villiers, who struck 10 boundaries and 5 sixes in his 39-ball innings helped the home franchise sail over the fence with 12 balls to spare.........Read more

2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched at Rs. 4.69 lakh

The new Ninja 400 is based on a steel trellis frame that's similar to the Ninja H2. It measures 2,020 mm in length, 710 mm in width and 1,120 mm in height. The bike's wheelbase is 1,370 mm and the seat height is 785 mm. The Ninja 400 weighs 173 kg (kerb weight) and it comes with a 14-litre fuel tank.........Read more

Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

Microsoft is offering up to $250,000 for identifying bugs that are similar to the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU flaws. The offering is part of Microsoft’s new limited-time bounty programme for “speculative execution” side channel vulnerabilities.........Read more

Bhaagamathie Trailer: Anushka Is On Fire

Bhaagamathie is an upcoming horror/thriller produced by UV Creations. Anushka plays dual roles in the film as Chanchala IAS and Bhaagamathie. An honest IAS officer is held captive and left alone in an abandoned house. She is possessed by Bhaagamathies ghost. The trailer doesnt hide the plot details and still leave us intrigued about the movie.........Read more

Ron Dennis Ends Association With McLaren After 37 Years; Sells Shares

McLaren CEO Ron Dennis has agreed to sell his remaining shares in the McLaren Technology Group (MTG) and McLaren Automotive to the newly formed McLaren Group, the company has announced.........Read more

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting

The Irish actor became the first man to win three Academy Awards in the Best Actor category for his movies, 'My Left Foot' (1989), 'There Will Be Blood' (2007) and 'Lincoln' (2012)........Read more

Competition Commission slaps Rs87 crore fine on Hyundai Motor India

Competition Commission imposes a penalty of Rs87 crore on Hyundai Motor India for unfair business practices with respect to providing discounts for cars........Read more

The secret origin story of the iPhone

June 27th marks 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary, Motherboard editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to uncover the iPhone’s untold origin.........Read more

Hero discontinues Xtreme and Hunk; removes from Indian website

Hero discontinues Xtreme and Hunk; removes from Indian website. After removing the Hero Xtreme and Hunk from the Indian portfolio, the company now sells just two models in the 150 cc segment in India, which are, the Xtreme Sport and Achiever.........Read more

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani challenged by Khamenei-backed hardliner Ebrahim Raisi

It is time for Iran to choose the next President as polls are scheduled for May 19, Friday and incumbent Hassan Rouhani faces challenge in the form of Conservative Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric and judge. Although Iran in the past has witnessed that every president wins teh re-election, and it might be a similar case for Rouhani, but there are a few challenges which he faces that might break the pattern of Iran’s presidential election.........Read more

The little-known history of how Zoroastrian merchants helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.........Read more

One final spat amid high drama as Eman leaves Mumbai

Eygptian Eman Ahmed, once the world's heaviest woman at 500 kg, took off in a cargo plane modified as an air ambulance from the international airport at 7.41pm on Thursday , 83 days after she was brought to Mumbai, but not without some high drama marking her last couple of hours at Saifee Hospital.........Read more

Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone

Details of around 130-135 million Aadhaar Numbers, and around 100 million bank numbers have been leaked online by just four government schemes alone: the National Social Assistance Programme, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA), Daily Online Payments Reports under NREGA (Govt of Andhra Pradesh), and the Chandranna Bima Scheme (Govt of Andhra Pradesh), as per a research report from the Centre for Internet and Society.........Read more

Start-up funding drops by almost 50%, hits lowest since 2014. Here's why

Number of funding deals in the start-up space has dropped by 47.45 per cent during the first quarter (January to March) of 2017 as compared to same period last year. In terms of value the drop was around 36 per cent. The decline in the number of deals is the lowest since 2014.........Read more

Why Assam wants to replace central population policy with its own, and why Opposition questions it

The Assam government’s draft population policy, which seeks to restrict access to government jobs on the basis of family size, has become a subject of controversy with the Opposition questioning the need for it when a national policy exists. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, for his part, believes it can set the national template; he told journalists in Bhubaneswar the Assam government would suggest the Centre adopt it.........Read more

The Flipkart delivery boy who became a multi-millionaire - The Economic Times

Binny has described Iyyappa as Flipkart's "human ERP." "Iyyappa would know exactly which books were pending to be bought, which customers were waiting for delivery, etc. When a customer called, he would know exactly what was happening with his or her order without looking at the systems. He had also found an effective way of pasting all this order information into Gmail and using that as an ERP/servicing search engine for orders!........Read more

Windows 10 Cloud is Microsoft’s fresh Chrome OS alternative

Windows 10 Cloud will be another simplified version of Windows designed to run Microsoft’s Universal apps from the Windows Store. Such a simple version of Windows 10 is clearly designed to take on alternatives like Chrome OS, and Microsoft will be able to position it as low-cost or free to use for PC makers willing to build machines with the operating system.........Read more

The Delhi Government Is About To Photograph And Fingerprint Beggars And Homeless People

In order to curb beggars from getting away with thefts and burglaries, the Delhi government is making a controversial move, which could be tantamount to the illegal profiling of the poor and homeless people in the national capital. The Hindustan Times reported today that the Delhi government plans to keep a record of beggars and vagabonds by taking their photographs and fingerprinting them. The newspaper reported that 500 people staying under footpaths and flyovers will be rounded up and subjected to this exercise in the first round.........Read more

If Indian Startups Crash, This Bengaluru Woman Will Pay Big Price

The 52-year-old is co-founder of Bangalore-based Kalaari Capital and one of the country's largest venture investors. She's raised about $650 million and holds stakes in more than 60 startups, including the country's two most valuable, Flipkart Online Services Pvt. and Jasper Infotech Pvt's Snapdeal. ........Read more

Asian Champions Trophy: Rupinder slams six goals as India hammer Japan 10-2

Penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh slammed six goals as India launched their campaign in the fourth Asian Champions Trophy with a rousing 10-2 victory over Japan in the Kuantan Hockey Stadium.........Read more

MHA nails Kejriwal's claims about Centre blocking AAP govt bills

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, which blames the Centre for stalling key legislations, is yet to respond to the clarifications sought by the Ministry of Home Affairs on two bills passed in the Delhi Assembly last year.........Read more

Rahul Dravid's boys shine: India A overpower Australia A to clinch Quadrangular series

Rahul Dravid's boys shine: India A overpower Australia A to clinch Quadrangular series - Electing to bat after winning the toss, India A put up 266/4 in their 50 overs before bowling out the hosts for 209 in 44.5 overs.........Read more

Medium intensity earthquakes hit Himachal Pradesh

Two medium intensity earthquakes, epicentred in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh jolted the Himalayan State on Saturday in a span of nearly 20 minutes. According to the National Centre of Seism........Read more

Gilgit leader seeks UN help to break free from Pakistan

BRUSSELS: Taking a strong exception to “grave” human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (PoGB), Balawaristan National Front (BNF) chairman A...........Read more

To Be Truly Inlcusive, The Smart Cities Project Must Also Protect Non-Human Lives

Banning the manufacture and sale of plastic bags, improving animal care and creating an empowered animal welfare enforcement agency are some of the measures that could be included in the project.........Read more

After Kickass Torrents, Shuts Down, considered the largest torrent meta-search engine, announced "farewell" to its millions of users.........Read more

Great track and field athletes in Olympic history

Let us have a look at some of the big names in the history of Olympics. Jesse Owens specialised in the sprints and the long jump and was recognised as "perhaps the greatest and most famous at........Read more

This is how the Gangajal is bottled

Please remove your shoes before entering the room,' comes the unusual request from a senior official at the Rail Mail Service (RMS) Bhawan near Delhi's Kashmere Gate. The room in question was unremarkable until recently, when it became a reliquary fo........Read more

Apple reaffirms India retail store plans as iPhone sales stay strong

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iPhone sales in India in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year had grown 51% from a year ago........Read more

Ashwin seals India's first innings win in WI

It took more than four sessions coming, but once R Ashwin found his rhythm he ran through the West Indiean line-up to seal India's first innings win in the West Indies and their biggest outside Asia........Read more

100 Indian Tanks Now Near China Border In Eastern Ladakh, More To Come

Tipu Sultan, Maharana Pratap and Aurangzeb are surveying the vast open valleys hugging the mountain ranges of eastern Ladakh, ready to counter threat any threat from China, which lies just across the border. If you are wondering how the three rulers, separated by hundreds of years, have come together, these are the names of three tanks of a regiment the Indian Army has positioned about six to eight months ago in eastern Ladakh.........Read more

Amazon inaugurates India's biggest fulfilment centre in Haryana

The e-tailer had earlier this month announced that it is expanding its infrastructure by adding six more fulfilment centres taking the total number to 27 to better equip itself for the upcoming festive season.........Read more

Chris Hemsworth teases 'big and little changes' for Thor 3 with funny new pic

Chris Hemsworth is being a bit cheeky this week. The Thor actor posted a picture of his hand - or at least, I assume that's his hand - holding a small hammer with the caption '#Thor3, expect big and little changes' on Instagram:........Read more

Air pollution may cause kidney disease: study

Air pollution may cause kidney disease: study - High levels of fine particulate air pollution had the highest rates of membranous nephropathy, said the study.........Read more

NSG membership: Ahead of key meeting in Seoul, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visits China

NSG membership: Ahead of key meeting in Seoul, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visits China - Jaishankar held bilateral consultations with his Chinese counterpart on June 16-17.........Read more

Operation Bluestar anniversary: Pro-Khalistan and anti-government slogans raised

A small group of people who raised pro-Khalistan and anti-government slogans were whisked away by the SGPC Task Force and police as the 32nd anniversary of the Indian Army's "Operation Bluestar" passed off peacefully at the Golden Temple complex on Monday.........Read more

Scrapping policy to boost auto industry turnover to Rs 20 trillion - The Economic Times

India plans to leapfrog to stricter emission standards of Bharat Stage-VI fuel specifications, skipping BS-V norms altogether, from April 1, 2020.........Read more

Wrestlers Vinesh, Sakshi secure Olympic berths

Ace India wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik today secured Olympic quota places for the country in their respective weight divisions at the second World Olympic Qualifying tournament here.........Read more

Uttarakhand crisis: Centre's quick nod for floor test makes Congress wary - Times of India

Congress is unsure of how the numbers game will play out in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, especially in light of growing suspicions in its ranks that BJP may have established a bridgehead with a few of the six MLAs belonging to the 'Others' category who backed the government.........Read more

Virtustream looking to build cloud systems dedicated to Indian government - The Economic Times

The Indian government has big digital plans and projects on improving tax collection through the use of analytics would require a large, secure cloud environment.........Read more