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Woman who accused CJI Gogoi of harassment pulls out of inquiry

The ex-Supreme Court woman staffer, who had levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, said she does not want to participate in the in-house inquiry. The ex-SC employee alleged that she was "not allowed" to have a lawyer or any person for legal support during the ongoing hearing in the case.........Read more

Jet says can only pay dues till December as pilots threaten to go on strike

Struggling private carrier Jet Airways has expressed inability to clear salary dues of its pilots, saying it could pay only the balance 87.50 per cent of December pay, amid the looming threat of halting of operations from April 1.........Read more

Centre Will Refund GST on Raw Materials for Langars and Bhandaras, Announces Arun Jaitley

The Centre's share of GST charged on the raw food materials purchased by the religious institutions will be refunded under a new scheme 'Seva Bhoj Yojana', Badal had told reporters at a press conference in the national capital.........Read more

Aurangabad violence: Police look at booking Flipkart for online swords

Police in Maharashtra are exploring the possibility of levelling criminal conspiracy charges against Flipkart after the Aurangabad Crime Branch recovered a consignment of 30 weapons, that were allegedly ordered online through the e-commerce firm.........Read more

Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

French researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users' files for ransom. The researchers said, however, that the tools are not perfect and work only if the computers infected with the WannaCry ransomware have not been rebooted after being hit. For that reason, the technique isn't likely to help many people. In addition, companies needing to restore their operations right away likely would have turned to backups, if available, by now.........Read more

India's job market grows by just 1%

While the growth of the economy at 7 per cent over the years is considered a positive sign for India, it witnessed the job market increase by just 1.1 per cent in the last year. And the current figures would be considered a major setback to the BJP government which came to power in 2014 and had made providing jobs one of the key promises during its campaign.........Read more

Power Grid sets up firewall to combat WannaCry ransomware in India and avoid 2012 blackouts rerun

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL, or simply Power Grid), which supplies electricity across the country, has reportedly set up a firewall to halt the entrance of dreaded ransomware WannaCry into its systems. With it, the utility company looks to avoid any untoward incident, like the largest power outage in the world that occurred in India in 2012.........Read more

Tipu Sultan Wanted To Demolish This Temple In Kerala But Didn’t. Why?

But a major temple in Kerala survived the wrath of Tipu’s sword – Madhur temple near Kasaragod. The temple was one of the many that fell on the way of Tipu’s army while they marched towards Malabar sometime around 1788.........Read more

Tata Motors aims to export about 8,000 BS-III commercial vehicles

Tata Motors, the most impacted company by last month's Supreme Court ban on registration of vehicles meeting BS-III emission standards, said it might be exporting at least half of its 15,000 impacted light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles........Read more

How do plants make oxygen? Ask cyanobacteria

The ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis—that helpful service performed by plants and algae, making life possible for humans and animals on Earth—evolved just once, roughly 2.3 billion years ago, in certain types of cyanobacteria. This planet-changing biological invention has never been duplicated, as far as anyone can tell. Instead, according to endosymbiotic theory, all the "green" oxygen-producing organisms (plants and algae) simply subsumed cyanobacteria as organelles in their cells at some point during their evolution.........Read more

Warner on Ashwin : If he says he's bowling at 60-70%, I’d hate to see 100%

David Warner has expressed his surprise at Ravichandran Ashwin’s admission that he has not been at his best in the home season so far asking, “what else has he got?”. The swashbuckling opener has said that although they do have plans for Ashwin, it will be foolish to just concentrate on one bowler.........Read more

Coal scam: Court grants bail to ex-coal secretary, others in Delhi

The former coal secretary H C Gupta was granted bail on Tuesday by a special court in Delhi in link with a case related to alleged irregularities in allotment of a Chhattisgarh-based coal block to SKS Ispat and Power Ltd (SIPL).........Read more

Pakistan may not qualify for 2019 World Cup

Pakistan is in danger of failing to qualify directly for the 2019 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in England, according to International Cricket Council's (ICC) latest rankings released on Friday. Pakistan is sitting in the eighth position with 89 points, two behind Bangladesh and two ahead of the West Indies. Hosts England and the seven highest-ranked sides on the ICC ODI team rankings as on September 30, 2017, will qualify directly for the event, to be held from May 30 to July 15, 2019.........Read more

Madhya Pradesh: Sheopur administration gives rations only to villagers with toilets

The collector made the villagers take an oath that each household would have a toilet by January 26, the ODF target for the entire district that has 587 villages under 225 gram panchayats. “The PDS shop has been told to give provisions only when BPL beneficiaries produce the certificate. The strategy has worked. Barring a few, all households now have toilets at home,’’ Sheopur Collector Abhijit Agarwal told.........Read more

Centre To Supreme Court: Banning 10-Year-Old Diesel Vehicles Is Baseless

The central government has approached the country’s honorary Supreme Court contesting the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on diesel vehicles which have been on the road for 10 or more years. The centre reportedly highlighted that the fuel is not as polluting as being conveyed and that there is no justification to axe old diesel vehicles off the road.........Read more

CSA hands Petersen two-year ban

Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa opener, has been banned for two years by CSA after admitting to 13 breaches of the anti-corruption code in relation to the 2015-16 domestic T20 match-fixing scandal........Read more

Chiranjeevis Khaidi No 150 first look out: The boss is back

As a Diwali treat to fans, the makers of Khaidi No 150 have released the first look posters from the film. Going by the posters, megastar Chiranjeevi is back!........Read more

Male students not allowed to apply for nursing courses in Telangana

The five government-run nursing colleges do not allow male students to apply for B.Sc and M.Sc Nursing courses.There is no rule barring men in the Indian Nursing Council eligibility criteria or in the recently released prospectus of admissions into B.Sc Nursing by Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences.........Read more

After Saarc meet snub, govt likely to review air services agreement with Pak

If New Delhi decides to ban air links and overflight facilities with Pakistan — as it had done after the Parliament attack in December 2001 — it might have implications for flyers from both countries who would have to pay more and spend longer flying hours.........Read more

Russia: Kudankulam nuclear plant can soon start working on next generation nuclear fuel

The Russian-built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu could, in the near future, be operating on the newer generation TVS-2M fuel assembly, which offers increased uranium capacity, improved heat reliability and enhanced operational safety, a senior Russian official has said.........Read more

Comparison of Crime in Indian Cities

The ‘Crime in India 2015’ statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) last week answers these questions. Apart from national and state-level statistics, NCRB also compiles data........Read more

Honda Activa contributes 38% of incremental industry sales in July

Activa for the first time ended 15-year reign of Splendor from Hero MotorCorp stable in March 2014 and also for 5 months in 2015. But since January this year, it hasn't looked back with July recording the widest sales margin over the Splendor with a lead of 58,413 units, according to Siam data.........Read more

Surrogacy bill: India needs better background checks on parents and doctors, not blanket bans

Proposed legislation kills hopes of many parents-to-be and a legal, thriving industry.........Read more

Audi A4 1.4 TFSI First Drive Review: Luxury With Technology

Audi A4 will launch on 8th September 2016 and it might be the top choice for car buyers in this segment.........Read more

Athlete Kavita Raut refutes OP Jaisha's claims on lack of refreshments from Indian officials at Rio

The marathoner said the Athletics Federation of India had provided all facilities and also asked her a day before the race whether she would need any drinks.........Read more

Cisco Systems to lay off 14,000 employees

Cisco Systems is laying off about 14,000 employees, or about 20% of the network equipment maker’s global workforce, according to technology news site CRN........Read more

Snapdeal to shut down Exclusively.com amid slow funding

While Exclusively will cease to exist as an independent platform, Snapdeal plans to keep the category live under Snapdeal fashion........Read more

Acid Attack Survivor Reshma is Going to the New York Fashion Week

Reshma Qureshi tells us how she feels about going to New York to walk for FTL Moda at the New York Fashion Week!........Read more

Here's Why Rio Athletes Have Weird Red Marks All Over Their Bodies

Marks that have garnered more attention than the practice sessions and the performances have a therapeutic reason behind them. They are the result of a practice known as “cupping”, an ancient Chinese healing therapy.........Read more

Is social media the right place to say ‘I quit’?

Resignations are becoming all too common on social media; on Monday, Gujarat chief minster Anandiben Patel offered her resignation on Facebook........Read more

World's oldest evidence of cancer discovered

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest evidence for cancer and bony tumours in human ancestor fossils found in South Africa, dating back to nearly two million years, suggesting that these deadly diseases may not be a consequence of modern lifestyles.........Read more

Abu Jundal convicted in 2006 arms haul case

26/11 key plotter Abu Jundal and 11 others were today convicted by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.........Read more

Verizon, a challenger to Google, Facebook

Looking at Yahoo's stock price, the company's shareholders concluded long ago that its internet business was effectively worthless. Yahoo's stock traded based on its huge investments in two Asian internet companies.........Read more

Flood situation worsens in Assam

The situation in Assam continued to worsen on Tuesday as flood waters inundated fresh areas, leaving 15.70 lakh people affected in the state.........Read more

Centre to change law to regulate Uber and Ola

To amend the Motor Vehicles Act to empower state governments to regulate taxi aggregators........Read more

When Twitter discovered fast bowling prospects among Kashmirs stone throwers

Here are a few promising fast bowling prospects among stone throwers in Kashmir. And it was all discovered by Twitter.........Read more

Action films might have different had the Sanjay Dutt-Salman Khan starrer ‘Dus’ been completed

Flamboyant director Mukul S Anand died during the shoot of the ambitious terrorism-themed thriller set in Afghanistan.........Read more

Sneak Peek: Disney's 'Star Wars' Theme Park Looks So Dreamy

While construction is still underway, the image hints at what the Star Wars Lands will look like once they open at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.........Read more

How are central bank governors appointed?

In reality, the Prime Minister’s Office chooses the RBI governor after consulting the finance ministry and the outgoing governor........Read more

Swathi murder case: Holes remain as police piece together a tale

The city police are upbeat that they have solved Swathi murder case by arresting the suspect, P Ramkumar, from his house near Sengottai in Tirunelveli on Friday night. However, there are many questions that remain unanswered.........Read more

Anil Kumble to learn Punjabi abuses to have a better working relationship with Virat Kohli

Anil Kumble is busy learning Punjabi abuses these days. As per Kumble, he is doing it to have a better working relationship with the Indian test captain Virat Kohli.........Read more

Will TinyOwl, Roadrunnr merger fly?

How Roadrunnr TinyOwl became Runnr and whether two failed ideas rolled into one can become successful........Read more

Move over Flipkart, Amazon: Second-hand e-bookstores are uniting bibliophiles

There’s something oddly satisfying about the feeling of yellowing pages of a well-read, second-hand book against your fingers. Dog-eared corners, wrinkled cover and crinkly pages - the books are a testimony to endless memories.........Read more

New York: United Nations headquarters lit up ahead of International Yoga Day

New Delhi: In New York, ahead of International Yoga Day, headquarters of the United Nations lit up showing a person's image doing yoga and words........Read more

984 Graduates, 5 MPhil Candidates Apply for Porters' Posts

The exam for the class D post is likely to be conducted in August, the official said.........Read more

Sardar Singh Returns to Lead India in 6 Nation Hockey Tournament

Rested from India's silver medal winning Champions Trophy campaign, Sardar Singh was on Monday named captain of the 18-man squad for the 6 Nations Invitational hockey tournament to be held in Valencia from June 27.........Read more

Why Brexit matters to Jaguar Land Rover

JLR may become vulnerable to volume and margin concerns, currency risk and may suffer manpower issues, if Britain were to exit the EU........Read more

Four Policemen Injured In Terror Attack In Kashmir's Anantnag

Four policemen were injured when terrorists attacked a police party in south Kashmir's Anantnag.........Read more

After exodus of Hindu families from Kairana, BJP's Hukum Singh asks Rajnath Singh to intervene

After the mass exodus of more than 250 Hindu families from Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Akhilesh Yadav government seeking a response.........Read more

Qatar reassures India after PM Modi raises abuse of migrant workers

​Qatar has reassured India that labour reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said on Monday.​........Read more

VLA Radio Maps Reveal What’s Beneath Jupiter’s Thick Clouds

Scientists using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have produced detailed radio maps of Jupiter’s atmosphere, revealing that features seen in visible light at the gas giant’s cloud surfaces have effects tens of miles downward.........Read more

Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse resigns

LIVE: Controversial Maharashtra revenue minister today resigned from the post after he found himself isolated in the party over allegations of conflict of interest in the Pune land deal case.........Read more

Kim K an Instagram spy? Iraninan Govt seems to think so | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Kim K an Instagram spy? Iraninan Govt seems to think so - Due to her nude selfies, the Iranian Govt officials are claiming that Kim Kardashian has been hired by Instagram to lead women astray.........Read more

Tinder’s new ad stars an Indian mom who's cool with casual sex—and kids are freaking out

The ad, released on May 7 on Facebook, shows a young Indian woman preening in her bedroom mirror. Her mother enters the room and asks about her plans. The daughter is reluctant to admit that she is going on a romantic date—but the cool mom not only........Read more

Bumrah's action suits yorker, my strength is outswing: Yadav

Often criticised for not bowling consistent yorkers like his younger fast-bowling counterpart Jasprit Bumrah, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav says his action is more suited for full length outswing deliveries.........Read more

PayPal customers will crowdfund at their own risk starting in June

PayPal has announced plans to eliminate its Purchase Protection coverage for customers who give money to crowdfunding projects. The new policy takes effect on June 25th, 2016, and says "payments on...........Read more

VVIP chopper scam: Congress-led govt shared only 3 documents for Agusta trial, says Italian judge | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

VVIP chopper scam: Congress-led govt shared only 3 documents for Agusta trial, says Italian judge - The judge said that his verdict was only against senior officials of the chopper company and middlemen.........Read more

LeEco launches budget smartphone Le 1S (Eco) for Rs 10,899 | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

LeEco launches budget smartphone Le 1S (Eco) for Rs 10,899 - The price includes a revamped version of the Le 1S, as well as one year of the all-new LeEco membership plan.........Read more