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Blacked Out Seltos Is All That We Needed From Kia Next

Kia Motors India has been reaping benefits from the Seltos since its launch in August 2019. The Seltos has recently been joined by the Sonet as the brand’s SUV lineup has been strengthened. Just as the Seltos, the Sonet gets wide powertrain options and a long list of features meant that it appeal to a large band of customers domestically. The Seltos, in particular, has been well received for its feature packed nature and when it arrived, it was the most advanced mid-size SUV with a host of connectivity features. Moreover, the design details of the Seltos are another attractive proposition in the Seltos as Kia followed its global styling philosophy with sharp elements. The five-seater is offered in GT Line trim with contrast red highlights to differentiate itself from the regular model and it has worked wonders as majority of the buyers are either preferring mid-spec or high-end trims. In recent months, we have seen automobile manufacturers coming up with special editions. Besides the limited editions, the carmakers are also expanding the lineups of their popular passenger cars by adding new trims and variants. Tata Motors’ Harrier Dark Edition carrying a black themed exterior and the Ford Endeavour Sport edition with black accented design elements have become more popular among customers.........Read more

Over 26,000 Coronavirus Cases In India, Biggest Jump In 24 Hours: 10 Points

India recorded 1,990 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours - its biggest single-day spike so far - taking the total to 26, 496, including 824 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. Forty-nine deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours. Nearly 68 percent of the COVID-19 cases have been reported from 27 districts, the government data shows, indicating that the virus is spreading in clusters. These "high load districts" are spread across the states and union territories worst hit by the outbreak - Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, among others. In Maharashtra, which has reported India's 13.8 per cent of COVID-19 cases, 47.6 per cent cases are from Mumbai. In Gujarat, the state with the second highest number of cases in India, nearly 62 per cent of cases have been reported from Ahmadabad.........Read more

This Woman is Empowering 300+ Farmers While Making All-Natural Skin Care Products

Shantal Mujumdar, an entrepreneur from Bengaluru, wanted to go two steps further in this regard — she wanted to enable people to use skin care products made of ethically-produced, in-season, all-natural ingredients. But not just that. In the process, she also wanted her customers to be able to empower farmers who grow the raw materials going into her products. And that’s the vision with which she founded Rasalila India: A Harvest Co, a sustainable beauty brand that handcrafts its formulations using in-season ingredients.........Read more

MG Hector Plus To Get 6- And 7-Seat Configurations, Launch In H2 2020

MG Hector Plus will launch sometime in June-August period and will offer 6 and 7-seater seating configurations to give customers a higher practicality. Also, the new model will launch three to six months of time, which means it will go on sale sometime between June-August. The 6-seater version will have two captain seats in the middle row, while the 7-seater version will have a bench setup. It’s worth mentioning here that the regular hector, which has a 5-seater layout, has a bench seat in the second row.........Read more

Kiran Bedi Gets Trolled After She Posts Fake 'NASA Video' of Sun Chanting 'Om' on Twitter

Kiran Bedi, who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, and a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player seems to have fallen for one such message which has made its rounds on Indian Whatsapp Forwards for years. Posting a doctored video on Twitter, she captioned the text read 'NASA Recorded Video of Sun Chanting Om'.........Read more

Rajnath Singh Flies In Fighter Jet Tejas, First Defence Minister To Do So

"All set of the day," Rajnath Singh tweeted, along with two photos of him in the G-suit. Wearing a G-suit, Rajnath Singh buckled himself into the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru this morning, becoming the first Defence Minister to fly in the made-in-India fighter jet. The aircraft took off from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. Mr Singh, 68, walked up to the aircraft along with the pilot, climbed up the steps and strapped himself in the backseat, behind the pilot. Wearing a white helmet and an oxygen mask, the Defence Minister was seen waving before the twin-seater version of Tejas took off for a 30-minute sortie. He was briefed by the pilot and other top Indian Air Force (IAF) officials.Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari was among the officers who walked him up to the jet. "All set for the day," Mr Singh had tweeted earlier, sharing two photos. All Set For The Day! Tejas became the first aircraft in India to successfully perform an "arrested landing" in Goa, in what is being billed as a major step in the programme to make the jet ready for service with the Navy. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has already inducted a batch of Tejas aircraft. The naval version of the LCA is in development stage.........Read more

PoK part of India, expect we will have physical jurisdiction one day: EAM Jaishankar

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is a part of India and we expect one day we will have physical jurisdiction over it, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. His remarks come amid Pakistan's attempts internationalise India's decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. "Our position on PoK is, has always been and will always be very clear. PoK is part of India and we expect one day that we will have the physical jurisdiction over it," he said. Speaking at a press conference in Delhi on completion of 100 days of the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, Mr Jaishankar said the issue is not Article 370 but terrorists coming from Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar says, "Our position on PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) has always been and will always be very clear. PoK is part of India and we expect one day that we will have the physical jurisdiction over it." With regard to Pak, the issue is not Article 370 but Pakistan’s terrorists. We must make the world realise. I always ask other people show me anywhere else in the world where any country conducts terrorism openly against its neighbour as part of what it considers its foreign policy, the EAM said.........Read more

No one wants Zakir Naik, troublesome for India too: Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who was seen to be reluctant to extradite controversial preacher Zakir Naik a few months back, on Tuesday claimed that India hadn’t really pressed its extradition request. The 94-year-old Malaysian PM also suggested that this could be because the preacher could be “troublesome for India” as well. He also stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not seek Zakir Naik’s extradition when the two leaders met earlier this month. The Malaysian prime minister’s new stand is contrary to India’s official position that PM Modi did raise Zakir Naik’s extradition and the two leaders decided to let the officials work on the details. In an interview to Malaysian radio station BFM’s show the Breakfast Grille, Mahathir Mohamad suggested that Zakir Naik had exhausted his goodwill in the Malaysian government and there weren’t many countries that were willing to take him in. PM Modi meets Malaysian premier; discusses Zakir Naik’s extradition “We are trying to find a place where he can go but no one wants to accept him,” said Mahathir upon being asked that if Naik such a trouble, then why the government allow him in the country. While Zakir Naik is still in the country, the Malaysian prime minister said the authorities had gagged him.........Read more

Congress Dissolves UP, Karnataka Committees as Rahul Gandhi's Resignation Resolve Brings Major Churn

The Congress party on Monday dissolved its Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka committees in the wake of the recent electoral debacle. The party's working committee is likely to meet next week to decide on the post of the party president as Rahul Gandhi is "adamant on resignation". The party has also decided to set up a three-member panel to look into complaints of gross indiscipline during the election. According to party sources, the committee will meet next week and request Gandhi to continue holding the position of president. The working committees being helmed by Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia in Uttar Pradesh have effectively been dissolved. According to a statement issued by Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal, a two-member team will now oversee election preparations for the Assembly polls in the state. Bypolls are due for 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh after the respective MLAs were elected to Parliament. ........Read more

Sohrabuddin Shaikh ‘fake’ encounter: Former Gujarat DIG Vanzara, five others’ discharge upheld by Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has upheld the discharge granted by a CBI court to six policemen, including former Gujarat DIG D G Vanzara and IPS officers Dinesh M N and Rajkumar Pandiyan, in the 2005-2006 encounter case of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Shaikh.........Read more

Gujarat High Court today sentenced three convicts in 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case to 10 years rigorous imprisonment

A division bench of justices Harsha Devani and AS Supehia concluded the hearing on the quantum of sentence of PJ Rajput, Rajkumar Chaumal and Umesh Bharwad who all were found guilty under section 436 (mischief by fire) of the IPC which prescribes punishment up to life imprisonment or 10 years in jail.........Read more

'Mullah Radio', man who shot Malala Yousafzai, reportedly killed by US in drone strike

Pakistan Taliban leader Fazlullah, the man believed to have a shot Malala Yousafzai, was targeted by a US drone strike and killed, a US military official conformed to US government-funded media outlet Voice of America (VOA).........Read more

Argentina's Lanzini ruled out of World Cup

Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup after injuring a knee in training on Friday.........Read more

North Korea to close its Nuclear sites

Kim said, during the summit with President Moon, that he would carry out the closing of the nuclear test site in May, and would soon invite experts of South Korea and the US as well as journalists to disclose the process to the international community with transparency. “Kim also said ‘the US feels repulsive about us, but once we talk, they will realise that I am not a person who will fire a nuclear weapon to the South or the US or target the US.........Read more

Tamil Nadu sex-for-degrees case

Nirmala Devi, an assistant professor of mathematics in Devanga Arts College in Aruppukottai in Virudhanagar district in Tamil Nadu, is heard telling four girl students “to get some jobs done, top officials of Madurai Kamaraj University (to which the college is affiliated) expected a few college girls.” Saying she didn’t want to elaborate further, she hoped the girls understood what she was getting at. High marks, good academic prospects and money were apparently dangled before the hapless students.........Read more

WhatsApp may share your Digital payment data to third party providers including facebook

WhatsApp said it may share information with third-party providers and services to help us operate and improve Payments. To send payment instructions to PSPs (payment service providers), maintain your transaction history, provide customer support, and keep our Services safe and secure, including to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, safety, security, abuse, or other misconduct, we share information we collect under this Payments Privacy Policy with third-party service providers including Facebook.........Read more

Why some of us have allergies, and others don’t

A new study released earlier this week found that giving babies antacids or antibiotics in the first six months of life raises their risk of allergies, including asthma, in later life. These medicines are given frequently, with about 8% of all children receiving a prescription for acid-suppressive medicines as babies, to ‘treat’ regurgitation, colic or gastric reflux. Antacids raise the risk of all food allergies except seafood, and of asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and medication allergy, among others, the study found. It also found that, regardless of dose, antibiotic use in infancy led to a two-fold rise in asthma risk.........Read more

Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS discontinued

Bajaj Auto has discontinued the Pulsar 135 LS. The motorcycle has been removed from Bajaj Auto's official website as well. While the model will no longer be available in India, Bajaj will reportedly continue producing it for the export market.........Read more

Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

The brain has a way to suppress chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to go look for food while leaving intact the response to acute pain. Their work pinpointed a tiny population of 300 brain cells responsible for the ability to prioritize hunger over chronic pain, a group of neurons that may offer targets for novel pain therapies.........Read more

Suresh Prabhu gets additional charge of Aviation after TDP quits Modi Cabinet

Suresh Prabhu was today given the additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry. The Civil Aviation Minster's post had fallen vacant after Ashok Gajapati Raju quit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers.........Read more

Harley-Davidson University Launched In India

There were only three such technical centres in the Asia Pacific with the one in India now the fourth. Located in the national capital region, the Harley-Davidson University would train dealership service engineers using theoretical and practical methods.........Read more

Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term

Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defences more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation of innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These long-term changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes, diseases linked to Western diet consumption.........Read more

Need to worship Hanuman, not Tipu Sultan: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's call to people to bring a government that supports worship of Lord Hanuman and not Tipu Sultan, and to join 'development path' being promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, set the BJP's campaigning for forthcoming Assembly elections in motion in the district, and it also probably hinted at the main issues to be taken up by the BJP leaders during their electioneering.........Read more

NASA fires up Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

NASA has fired up the thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft - the only human-made object in interstellar space - for the first time in 37 years. The spacecraft which has been flying for 40 years, relies on small devices called thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth.........Read more

Google says it does not change algorithm to re-rank individual websites

Google does not change its search algorithm to re-rank individual websites, it said in a letter to Russia’s communications watchdog, after Moscow expressed concerns the search engine might discriminate against Russian media.........Read more

Suzuki SV650X Revealed Ahead Of Debut

Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki has revealed the SV650X ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017. The SV650X is the cafe racer version of the SV650 Rally Concept which was showcased at the 2016 Tokyo Motor Show.........Read more

Insanitation costing India over $50 billion: Unicef

India is paying a heavy price because of Preventable waterborne diseases: a study from the World Bank published in 2008 shows that the total economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in India were amounting to $53.8 billion per year, equivalent of 6.4 per cent of India's Gross Development Production in the same period.........Read more

Sebi allows REITs, InvITs to raise funds through bonds

With a view to boost infrastructure investment in the country, markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Monday allowed Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate investment Trust (REITs) to raise capital by issuing debt securities. ........Read more

Scientists revealed the mysterious night side of planet Venus

The study shows that the atmosphere on Venus' night side behaves very differently to that on the side of the planet facing the Sun (the 'dayside'), exhibiting unexpected and previously-unseen cloud types, morphologies, and dynamics - some of which appear to be connected to features on the planet's surface.........Read more

Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process

Brain scientists have identified a genetic programme that controls the way our brain changes throughout life. Experts say the timing is so precise that they can tell the age of a person by looking at the genes that are expressed in a sample of brain tissue. Scientists analysed existing data which measured gene expression in brain tissue samples from across the human lifespan - from development in the womb up to 78 years of age.........Read more

Parrikar wins as BJP bags both seats in Goa bypoll, closes gap with Congress in assembly

The BJP made a clean sweep of the by-elections to two assembly seats in Goa on Monday, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar winning from Panaji while health minister Vishwajit Rane retained the Valpoi seat.........Read more

Breast milk a source of antibacterial protection of proteins, fats and sugars

Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated their search for the source of its antibacterial properties on the proteins it contains. However, an interdisciplinary team of chemists and doctors at Vanderbilt University discovered …........Read more

Barclays puts in sensors to see which bankers are at their desks

Barclays Plc has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks. Managers were peppered with queries when investment bank staff in London discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to several Barclays employees who asked not to be identified speaking about their workplace. ........Read more

Ashwin's county cricket stint confirmed

India offspinner R Ashwin, who had been left out of the limited-overs leg of the tour of Sri Lanka, will play county cricket this season. He could be available as early as Worcestershire's match against Gloucestershire starting on August 28. ........Read more

This NGO in the Heart of Kamathipura Has Rehabilitated 3,000 Women & 1,150 Children in 18 Years!

Founded in 1998, AAWC is an anti-trafficking organization that works with commercial sex workers and their children. In the last 18 years, AAWC has reached out to 750 girls, 400 toddlers and over 3,000 women. Most kids and women that AAWC works with, live in Kamathipura and aren’t natives of Mumbai. They were trafficked from rural Maharashtra, neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and countries like Bangladesh and Nepal.........Read more

India installs 647-km of floodlights along borders of Pakistan, Bangladesh for better infrastructure

For a secured country, a secured border is mandatory. Along the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh, infiltration of terrorists and immigrants is a major problem. Terrorist infiltration can bring threat to total internal security whereas illegal immigration pressurizes the socio-economic stability of the country. To prevent such inconvenience, the Government has installed 647-km of floodlights and fence along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders within a year.........Read more

Pakistan does not accept ICJ's jurisdiction in national security matters: Foreign Office

The ICJ instructed Pakistan to take all "necessary measures at its disposal" to ensure that Jadhav was not executed pending a final decision by it. Pakistan was in shock as it was confident that the ICJ will throw out the case on the grounds of jurisdiction.........Read more

Instagram now lets you post photos from its mobile site including iPad

nstagram has updated its mobile site with the ability to post photos without using the app. While the move is intended to make sharing to Instagram easier in markets with slow network speeds by eliminating the need to download the Instagram app, the new feature also extends to the web version of Instagram on the iPad.........Read more

UN human rights review: India must end its doublespeak and practice what it preaches

As India’s human rights record comes up for review under the Universal Periodic Review Process at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, one hopes that Indian authorities will drop their defensive posturing and practise what they preach.........Read more

New injection to cure erectile dysfunction also increases penis size

The Priapus shot is also known as the P-shot and is a non-surgical injection that can help millions all over the world. It costs close to Rs 80000 for a single jab and is currently available at clinics in the UK. It increases blood-flow triggering higher sensitivity and also causes tissue regeneration. Used with a penis pump that can stretch a penis, the injection can cause an increase in the size of the penis.........Read more

WhatsApp privacy policy: SC refers matter to Constitution bench

A bench headed by chief justice J.S. Khehar said that a five-judge bench on 18 April will first decide if the case is related to privacy. The case is an appeal against a September 2016 ruling of the Delhi high court allowing Facebook-owned WhatsApp to enforce its new privacy policy.........Read more

Consumption of this vegetable may lower prostate cancer risk

An increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, that are high in sulforaphane may lower the risk of developing prostate cancer, a study has claimed. Among men, prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer globally.........Read more

GST rollout likely on July 1 as Centre, states reach consensus on key bills

The Centre and states agreed on Saturday on two bills crucial to triggering a Goods and Services Tax, virtually clearing the path for a July 1 rollout of the country’s biggest tax reforms since independence.........Read more

Rani Mukerji to comeback with Hichki

Rani Mukerji will star in Yash Raj Films’ Hichki, to be directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma. Hichki will be Maneesh Sharma’s third film as a producer with Yash Raj Films after Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the forthcoming Meri Pyaari Bindu. Siddharth P Malhotra, who has directed We Are Family will be making his first film with Yash Raj Films........Read more

BJP cuts tiger's tail, wins 8 of 10 Maharashtra corporations

In the hierarchy of elections, municipal elections are generally considered a lowly third, after Lok Sabha and Assembly. But the very bitter falling-out between allies BJP and Shiv Sena had already injected a strong element of both political and personal drama into the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the country’s richest civic body, which the Thackerays have controlled for two consecutive decades.........Read more

Baahubali sequel in Kannada? Pro-dubbing lobby ups ante

The Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce (KAFCC), a parallel forum of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), that is opposed to dubbing, is now trying to ensure that the film is dubbed and released in Kannada.........Read more

Rail Bhavan, North Block spar after Budget merger

Less than a fortnight after the historic merger of the Rail Budget with the Union Budget, the Railways and Finance Ministries are not seeing eye-to-eye on some critical issues, including finances.........Read more

RBI opposed ‘demonetisation’ during Raghuram Rajan’s tenure, claims P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has claimed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was opposed to the idea of recalling Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes during Raghuram Rajan’s tenure as RBI Governor and that the central bank had conveyed its reservations to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) two months before the decision was announced. ........Read more

SC wants Shahabuddin to be shifted from Siwan prison to Tihar jail

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin be shifted to Tihar Jail here from a prison in Bihar to ensure “free and fair trial” in the cases lodged against him.........Read more

No decision yet on imposing tax on cash transactions: Shaktikanta Das

The government has not taken any decision on levying a Banking Cash Transaction Tax (BCTT) on cash deals of Rs 50,000 and above as suggested by the high- powered Chief Ministers' panel, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said. ........Read more

WhatsApp May Overhaul Status Messages, Introduce Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp users on Android devices and iPhones may soon get new features to allow their friends to track their location live as well as get notifications when friends change their status messages. These features may be in the works for the app, as beta versions of the apps for the two mobile software according to WABetaInfo, which keeps track of changes in the WhatsApp beta builds.........Read more

The 43 Funniest Jokes About Indian Politics In 2016

Who says politics is a serious topic? Look at the best of tweets related to Indian politics........Read more

Car buyers may need parking space certificate in future: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu says holding discussions with surface transport minister and states in move to tackle growing congestion woes and lack of parking space across the country........Read more

5,000 tax payers in Gujarat could get I-T department notices for depositing cash worth Rs 1 cr or more

The I-T department has already started issuing notices to tax payers asking for their sources of income, sources said. 500 of these tax payers are from Ahmedabad, and - according to a source - 3,000 of them are from Rajkot.........Read more

India has just built the world’s largest solar plant in record time

At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu. It packs 648 megawatts of power – nearly 100 more than California’s Topaz Solar Farm, which was previously the largest solar plant at a single location. At full capacity, the Kamuthi plant can provide enough electricity to power around 150,000 homes.........Read more

Delhi HC sets aside Centre's decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

 In a major development and big relief to pharma majors, the Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the Centre's decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs, including well known names like........Read more

Delhi pollution: Smog and dust in air, but little action on the ground

An IIT Kanpur study of Delhi’s air last year says 38% of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and 56% of PM 10 in the air is because of road dust.........Read more

Under fire, Defence Ministry relents, to give disability pension per old formula

Under attack for introducing slab-based disability pension, Defence Ministry on Saturday said armed forces personnel would continue to get such pension based on percentage system till the Anomaly Committee came out with a report on the issue.........Read more

It was a mistake not launching 64GB Xiaomi Mi 5 in India: Hugo Barra

At its high-profile Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix launch event in Beijing, company VP for global, Hugo Barra reiterated this fact adding a few more nuggets of information to his conversation with journalists. "It was a mistake not bringing the 64 gig Xiaomi Mi 5 to India," Hugo said. Xiaomi launched the Mi 5 in India in early April. Many were not impressed with the fact that it launched only the 32 gig based model here, and that too at a price of Rs 24,999. Had it launched the Prime and Pro editions here, the price would obviously have gone higher.........Read more

Google acquires eye-tracking company for virtual reality effort

Eyefluence, which is working to enable eye movements to control digital screens, wrote in a blog post on Monday that it’s joining the search giant Alphabet........Read more

Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo: UN

The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Read More:  Gunfire heard from Interior Ministry in Ankara Related Post July, the hottest month on Earth ever US dossier........Read more

All-weather ally? Pak senators say $46 bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could become another East India Company

Pakistani lawmakers have expressed fears that the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, termed a "game changer" by the government, could turn into another East India Company if the country's interests were not protected.........Read more

Orient Cement to buy two cement assets from Jaypee Group for Rs1,950 crore

Orient will buy a 74% stake in Bhilai Jaypee Cement Ltd (BJCL), with a capacity of 2.2 million tonnes per annum, from Jaiprakash Associates Ltd at an enterprise value of Rs1,450 crore. BJCL has an equity value of Rs850 crore excluding debt of Rs600 crore, said Deepak Khetrapal, chief executive, Orient Cement.........Read more

Income Declaration Scheme nets Rs 11,000 crore in AP, Telangana circle

The AP circle of Income- Tax department (TS and AP) netted Rs 11,000 crore from the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) which will yield Rs 4.950 crore to the government in taxes. Both the states stood at first two positions in South India with Rs 6,000 crore in AP and Rs 5,000 crore in TS followed by Karnataka with Rs 4,700 crore. The all-India figure has been pegged at Rs 65,000 crore.........Read more

Twitter reportedly in talks with Google, Salesforce for potential sale

Twitter is reportedly in conversation with a number of tech companies for a potential sale. According to CNBC, the social company is in talks with the likes of Google and cloud computing company Salesforce, among others, and may receive a formal bid soon.........Read more

No Restraint: Pellet Guns Used Inside Homes

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s directive of using pellet guns “in the rarest of rare situations” seems to have no takers among paramilitary CRPF and Police who are indiscriminately firing pellets at people even when they are in their bedrooms or kitchens........Read more

China willing to maintain ‘hard-won’ India ties: Xi during meeting with Modi

A number of bilateral issues including India’s application to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and China’s stand on terror are expected to come up for discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on Sunday.........Read more

RSS set to replace khaki shorts, starts sale of new uniform

The trousers will replace the knee-length khaki shorts that members of the RSS have worn for the last 90 years........Read more

India, U.S. set to sign key logistics agreement

India and the U.S. are set to sign a key logistics agreement this week which will enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. Defence Minis........Read more

Bangladesh cops storm militant hideout, kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack

Gulshan cafe attack 'mastermind' Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and 2 others were killed in an encounter with police just outside Dhaka on Saturday. Tamim Chowdhury had returned to Bangladesh from Canada three years ago.........Read more

'What if Sheena Bora's vanished, why fuss,' Peter Mukerjea told Rahul

Phone conversations between Rahul and his father Peter Mukerjea, also an accused, and his stepmother, Indrani, appear to place Mukerjea in a corner in the Sheena Bora murder case. In one conversation, Peter tells Rahul, "What if she (Sheena) has disappeared, why are you making all this fuss?"........Read more

Life beyond Warren Buffett

There are multiple paths to investing success and the critical thing is to find yours and then stick to it........Read more

Is Pakistan scared of the Doval doctrine?

After the Kargil war and the Parliament attack, India adopted the Cold Doctrine. This had led to Pakistan adopting tactical nuclear strategy against India.........Read more

Tripura enters broad gauge railway map today; link to Bangladesh laid

The foundation stone for the much awaited rly track to link Agartala to Akhoura in B'desh was jointly laid at the programme by Prabhu and his Bangladeshi counterpart.........Read more

Honda's Next Premium Offering Will Be The Africa Twin; No Plan to Launch CBR250RR

The CBR range is a popular brand for HMSI in India, but the company hasn't chosen to upgrade the models in-line with the global changes.........Read more

'UPA didn't permit Peace TV uplinking in India'

The Congress on Friday said the UPA had not permitted controversial preacher Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV' uplinking in India and had recommended action against cable operators illegally downlinking the channel against the law. ........Read more

Twitter now supports unnecessarily large GIFs

Twitter has expanded its animated GIF size limit from 5MB to 15MB, opening up all kinds of new possibilities for situations when plain text just doesn't cut it. Prior to the change, Twitter's size...........Read more

Kids Who Suck Their Thumbs, Bite Nails Have Fewer Allergies: Study

Children who bite their nails or suck their thumbs are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities, a new study suggests.........Read more

India's Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup in 50-meter rifle shooting

India's Sanjeev Rajput wins silver in ISSF World Cup in 50-meter rifle shooting - Ace shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched the silver medal for India in men's 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the ISSF World Cup on Tuesday.........Read more

UEFA Russia Given 'Suspended' Ban From Euro 2016

UEFA on Tuesday told Russia it would be kicked out of the European Championship if its fans cause one more incident of stadium trouble during the tournament. Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the stadium disturbances, racist........Read more

Bihar board chairman resigns in wake of Class 12 exam scandal

Amid mounting pressure with regard to alleged irregularities in the 10 2 toppers' scandal, Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh on Wednesday resigned from his post.........Read more

Happy Birthday SP Balasubrahmanyam, Salman Khans Singing Voice

Year 1989, a lean clumsy looking star burst onto the screen. He was Salman Khan and the film was Maine Pyar Kiya. Every single song of that film became a superhit and people started identifying Salman with a rounded, addictive voice – the voice was........Read more