Doctors, Police Fetching Family of COVID-19+ Patient Attacked in Moradabad

Doctors and police personnel were on Wednesday attacked by some miscreants in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad, when they had gone to fetch the family of a COVID-19 positive patient to a quarantine hospital. Three people, including a doctor, were injured during the attack. The visuals of the incident put up by the news agency showed some people lodged on their terrace throwing stones at police jeeps. A road was also seen littered with stones. ........Read more

Delhi police clear out anti-government protest at Shaheen Bagh citing coronavirus

Police in New Delhi broke up the longest-running protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s citizenship law on Tuesday, citing a ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus outbreak. Dozens of people, many of them women, have been staging a sit-in protest since early December on a street in the Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood, which has become a focal point for opposition to the law seen as discriminating against Muslims. Hundreds of police in riot gear surrounded the protesters early on Tuesday and told them to leave, said Delhi’s joint police commissioner D. C. Srivastava. ........Read more

Maldives former VP deported who was detained for illegally entering India

The former Vice President of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, who arrived in Tamil Nadu on a cargo vessel without any valid documents on Thursday, was sent back. Ghafoor was planning to seek political asylum in India, citing a threat to his life in the Maldives where he faces trials in alleged corruption cases. He had been living under house arrest in the Maldives. Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said, “The entry is facilitated on the basis of appropriate valid travel documents. In the instant case, since he was not entering India through a designated entry point and did not possess the valid document, he has not been permitted entry into India.” Ahmed Adeeb, 37, became the youngest vice-president of the island country in 2015. The same year, he was sacked after being arrested in connection with a bomb attack targeting then President Abdullah Yameen. He was released from jail in May after his conviction was overturned, but still faces corruption charges in a separate trial. ........Read more

Can Women Trek Kilometers to Reach Sabarimala and Stand in Packed Crowd, Asks TDB Chief

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president A Padmakumar said "real women devotees" of Lord Ayyappa were unlikely to visit Sabarimala temple and only "women activists" will reach the hillock shrine, in view of the recent Supreme Court verdict.........Read more

India Muscles Past France to Become World's Sixth-biggest Economy

India has become the world's sixth-biggest economy, pushing France into seventh place, according to updated World Bank figures for 2017. India's gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to $2.597 trillion at the end of last year, against $2.582 trillion for France.........Read more

Motion Poster: Deva Katta's Prassthanam With Sanju

After winning critical acclaim for his intense political drama 'Prasthanam', Deva Katta waited for almost 5, 6 years for Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt to be free of his legal hassles. The duo is currently working on Prasthanam's Hindi remake 'Prassthanam'.........Read more

Hockey - Champions Trophy: India draw 1-1 with Netherlands, qualify for final

India were held to a narrow 1-1 draw by the hosts Netherlands but it was enough for the last year's runners-up to enter their second consecutive final of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda ........Read more

Blankets for AC travellers to be washed twice a month, instead of once in two months: Railways

Plagued with complaints of dirty blankets, the Indian Railways was forced to firm up an action plan to increase the frequency of washing blankets and replace the existing ones in a phased manner.........Read more

India's new telescope starts observing distant stars

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, has operationalised another optical telescope at Hanle in Ladakh to observe distant stars that can provide new clues on how heavy elements are cooked inside a star and what is the final fate of such stars.........Read more

FIFA 2018: Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match. Poland became the first European side eliminated from the tournament.........Read more

Alphabet's first ever smart-city project involves autonomous cars and modular buildings, testing will begin soon

Alphabet Inc’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first-ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020 and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer. Sidewalk Labs was chosen in October based on a proposal that included autonomous vehicles, a thermal grid that does not use fossil fuels, low-cost modular buildings with flexible uses, and robotic delivery and waste-management systems. The company settled on Toronto after searching for sites across North America, Europe, and Australia to create a smart city.........Read more

Liam Plunkett replaces injured Rabada at Delhi Daredevils

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will replace the injured Kagiso Rabada in the Delhi Daredevils squad for the 2018 season of the IPL. Plunkett entry takes the number of England players in the IPL to 11, with Jofra Archer - who is qualifying to play for England - the 12th.........Read more

How ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda's former principal secretary reaped over 5,000% return on 'black money'

Former IAS officer ML Tayal posted as principal secretary to former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his family members were the beneficiaries of an organised scam that took advantage of tax exemption that was earlier available on the long-term capital gain.........Read more

Jammu and Kashmir govt temporarily suspends anti-militancy ops in a bid to give tourism a fresh start in Valley

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government has asked security forces to temporarily suspend all anti-militancy operation in the Valley till the 64th Annual Convention Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), which is being held in Srinagar after 30 years.........Read more

Aircel Employees panic after telecom operator looks at filing for Bankruptcy

The telecom operator is considering filing for bankruptcy with the National Company Law Tribunal. Aircel reported an operating loss of Rs 120 crore by December 2017. This is a shocker for the company, which had reported an operating profit of Rs 120 crore in July 2016. The Reserve Bank of India had marked Aircel as Non-Performing Asset for banks after it failed to pay a debt of about Rs 15,000 crore.........Read more

Lab-grown eggs could pave way towards new fertility treatments

Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory, in a move that could lead to improved fertility treatments. The advance could safeguard the fertility of girls with cancer ahead of potentially harmful medical treatment, such as chemotherapy. Immature eggs recovered from patients' ovarian tissue could be matured in the lab and stored for later fertilisation.........Read more

Ibuprofen during pregnancy may harm fertility of daughters

Pregnant women who consume commonly used ibuprofen in the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy may be reducing the number of eggs in the ovaries of their daughters, harming their future fertility.........Read more

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross facelift launched at Rs. 14.32 lakh

Isuzu has launched the D-Max V-Cross facelift in India. The pickup truck is available in two variants - High and Standard, priced at Rs. 15,81,748 and Rs. 14,31,748 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. The refreshed V-Cross uses the same 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine as the outgoing car. This unit makes 134 BHP @ 3,600 rpm and 320 Nm of torque @ 1,800-2,800 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel drive system.........Read more

NSEL: ED attaches Rs 177cr assets in money laundering case

Describing its probe into this case of alleged default at the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL), the ED said the company "Ms. P D Agro Processors Pvt Limited has fraudulently obtained huge funds from NSEL by trading on the exchange platform against the non-existent/fictitious sale of their commodity, which is paddy/rice. The money trail has revealed that a huge chunk of proceeds of crime has been transferred to Ms. Dunar Foods Ltd, a sister concern of Ms. P D Agro Processors Pvt Ltd."........Read more

Is your Chief Economic Adviser stupid too? Chidambaram asks Modi

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former union finance minister, P Chidambaram asked if the Chief Economic Adviser was also stupid. The statement came in response to the criticism of the Congress by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demanding an 18 percent cap on GST rates.........Read more

'Lost' satellite unveils cosmic recipe for nearby universe

Data captured by a 'lost' satellite mission has provided scientists with vital information about gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth. The Japanese Hitomi X-ray satellite, developed jointly by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),........Read more

Sreesanth Will Knock Doors of Supreme Court of India in Continuing His Fight Against BCCI

In continuing his fight with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), S Sreesanth has decided to approach the Supreme Court of India. It has now been a four-year battle for Sreesanth who has been given a life ban following the allegation of spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) back in 2013.........Read more

Lakshmi Mittal Donates $25 Million to Harvard

Lakshmi Mittal and his family announced a $25 million gift to the Harvard University’s South Asia Institute to support activities at the institute, and help the faculty, students and collaborators carry on their work. ........Read more

Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat

Sri Lanka have become the eighth and final team to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup, following West Indies' seven-wicket defeat against England in the first ODI at Old Trafford. With September 30 set as the cut-off date, West Indies (78 points) now cannot move ahead of Sri Lanka (86 points) in the ICC ODI rankings, irrespective of how their remaining matches against England pan out.........Read more

Powering on: Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power Ventures is India’s largest clean energy company

The ability to raise equity as well as debt funding successively has helped it become one of the leading renewable energy players in the Indian industry. On the back of this capital, ReNew Power Ventures has quickly scaled up its capacity to 2 GW from 1 GW in the last one year.........Read more

Why media got the triple talaq order wrong - initially

Almost all media outlets jumped the gun on Tuesday, wrongly reporting that the Supreme Court had upheld the constitutional validity of the Muslim divorce practice of triple talaq, or instant divorce.........Read more

New Study Says that Martian Weather May Get Snowy Overnight

According to a new study by a team of French and American astronomers, Mars experiences snowfalls in the form of water-ice particles. These snowfalls occur only at night, coinciding with drops in global temperature. The presence of these storms, and the speed at which they reach the surface, is forcing scientists to rethink Mars’ weather patterns.........Read more

Tomato chor on his toe: Mumbai Police nabs 54-year-old man who stole 900 kg tomatoes

A 54-year-old man kept Mumbai Police fraught for weeks after he stole 900 kg tomatoes from Dahisar Market in Mumbai. Lock your tomatoes safely somewhere, courtesy present times.........Read more

Union Home Minister calls Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for talks on Sunday

In a sudden development Bimal Gurung, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha claimed that the Union Home Minister has invited the GJM for talks in Delhi. The GJM, however, has asked the political and apolitical pro-Gorkhaland outfits to decide on the invitation.........Read more

Freecharge staff may approach PMO to halt sale to Axis Bank; did they prefer the Flipkart deal?

The current and former employees of Freecharge are planning to get in touch with the Prime Minister's Office to halt the sale of the brand to Axis Bank, which acquired the firm for Rs 385 crore.........Read more

Simran controversy: Kangana says Apurva suggested her to take writing credits; will blame game continue?

First of all, I want to make it clear that there are no dues pending. Somehow people make it look like Apurva has not been given his credit, that is not true. We made the contract exactly the way he wanted it to be, in fact, Apurva is the one who suggested me to take the additional credit for dialogue writing. So, we made the contract that way, said Kangana.........Read more

Axar Patel to replace Ravindra Jadeja in India squad for final Test vs Sri Lanka

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the team for the 3rd Test at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.........Read more

CPEC: China Willing to Rename China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for India

China is ready to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to assuage India's concerns about the project. The offer was reportedly made by Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui under the pretext of not disturbing India and China's bilateral relations. India has been critical of the CPEC as the project allegedly violated its sovereignty as it runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.........Read more

Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to 1966 Air India crash in French Alps

Daniel Roche who found the bodies in the French Alps said that the remains he had found could be of a female passenger from the 1966 Boeing 707 flight, as he also discovered one of the plane's four jet engines.........Read more

India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime

India’s biggest domestic source of public funds to push renewable energy and protect the environment has become a victim of the Goods and Services Tax. A steady stream of funds for clean energy, amounting to more than Rs 1 lakh crore over next five years will also dry up from next financial year. Indeed, from next year, India will not have the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund.........Read more

Kevin Pietersen ready to make International comeback with South Africa

Kevin Pietersen is eagerly counting the months to his potential return to international cricket with South Africa - 2 years from now and 5 years after he was unceremoniously dropped from the English team. He will be playing extensively in South Africa from now on to further his cause.........Read more

Exclusive: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso India Launch Date Revealed

It is raining supercars in India! And this one might in all probability will be scarlet - or if you are particular about your colours, Rosso! Yes, as the headline states, it is a Ferrari that we are talking about - the new GTC4 Lusso. The four seater GTC4 is Ferrari's 'grown up' supercar for the discerning mature audience and it will be launched in India on August 2. The new supercar will be priced between the ₹ 4.5-5.0 crore mark and will only be available in the fully loaded V12 configuration to begin with. The supercar also gets all-wheel-drive to go with the front mounted V12.........Read more

Gujarat most competitive state, finds NCAER study

Gujarat, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are the top six states in India for business investment potential, finds a new study by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER). On the other hand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have fallen the most, finds the study. ........Read more

Trump administration to allow 15,000 more foreign workers to work in US

The US government has announced an increase of 15,000 additional visas for temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B program for this fiscal year. According to the Departments of Homeland Security, to qualify for the additional visas, petitioners must attest, under penalty of perjury, that their business is likely to suffer irreparable harm if it cannot employ H-2B non-immigrant workers during fiscal year (FY) 2017. ........Read more

WhatsApp for iOS will soon allow users to play YouTube videos in the app

WhatsApp for iOS will soon allow users to watch YouTube videos directly within the app. Up until now, users would have to leave the app to watch the video. According to WABetaInfo, the feature is currently in the works and isn’t available for the public right now.........Read more

Amitabh Choudhary breaks free from Srinivasan camp, files separate affidavit

With BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary filing a separate affidavit in the Supreme Court that blames former BCCI president and his one time mentor N Srinivasan for stalling the process of implementing Justice Lodha panel recommendations, the split within the board is wide open.........Read more

2 killed in clashes; situation in Surendranagar, Morbi tense

It’s been close to five years since the Popat Bharvad murder took place, but the bloodshed continues. The ‘revenge’ saga claimed two more lives on Thursday, taking the total number of murders to four, when members of Bharvad and Darbar (Rajput) communities clashed in Chuli and Soladi, two villages between Dhrangadhra in Surendranagar and Morbi.........Read more

Diabetes patients, take note: You may be at greater risk of tooth loss

The University of Pennsylvania researchers found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research not only showed that the oral microbiome of mice with diabetes shifted but that the change was associated with increased inflammation and bone loss. It is of significance in India where diabetes is on the rise among the population, and alarmingly, a lot of people remain undiagnosed.........Read more

ISRO develops ship borne transportable antenna terminal

Space agency ISRO's Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network 'ISTRAC' has designed and developed a Ship Borne Transportable (SBT) Antenna Terminal to meet the launch vehicle telemetry tracking and command requirements.........Read more

#SupportIndianArmy - Vivo & Oppo Stores Destroyed!

Some unidentified people in Pune, Maharashtra have destroyed the stores of Chinese mobile brands- Vivo and Oppo, in order to express their solidarity to Indian army.........Read more

Elon Musk shows off first production Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk said that the first production unit of the ultra-anticipated Tesla Model 3 would be coming this week, and here it is. The Tesla CEO posted two photos of the vehicle to Twitter.........Read more

Ahmedabad declared India’s first heritage city by UNESCO

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit Shah on July 8, 2017 night hailed the declaration of Ahmedabad as world heritage city by UNESCO.........Read more

Those found using fake caste certificate for education or employment will lose degree, job: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said anyone found guilty of using a forged caste certificate for getting education and employment will lose their degree and their job.........Read more

Qatar shows mettle, offers compromise as Gulf states prepare meeting

Qatar announced plans for a steep rise in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) production capacity on Tuesday that suggested it was ready for a protracted dispute with Gulf neighbours, but Doha said it was doing all it could to reach agreement.........Read more

MASUKA law: National Campaign Against Mob Lynching drafts bill to address rising violence

Following the "Not In My Name" protest marches across the nation on Wednesday to protest the killing of Hafiz Junaid, another demand has been raised to quell the rising trend of mob lynching. This time, the collective National Campaign Against Mob Lynching has drafted a bill known as the Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) to begin a legal conversation against lynch mobs.........Read more

Telugu Leader In Vice-President Race?

Is the coveted Vice-President post going to fall in the lap of Telangana? BJP workers and leaders in Karimnagar district of Telangana are reportedly confident that Ch Vidhyasagar Rao, a prominent party leader from their district has high chances of becoming the next Vice-President.........Read more

7th Pay Commission: Govt wants to give employees financial comfort, here is what to expect

Various sources indicated that the higher allowances would take effect from July 18 2017. The long wait for the employees is likely to end soon. The final nod would be given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he returns from the Netherlands. Modi had already held a review meeting with Jaitley on June 19.........Read more

Be here, raise an ISIS module, Hyderabad operative was told

Stay back here and carry out activities in the name of the Islamic State, the Hyderabad based ISIS suspect was told by his handler. On Friday, the police arrested Konakalla Subramanyam alias Omer on the charge that he was in touch with a Mumbai based handler Abu Qahafa al-Hindi.........Read more

Dialogue with separatists the only way forward in Kashmir: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

A day after the killing of six policemen in Anantnag by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti blamed the stance adopted by Centre for the current unrest. Mehbooba, while addressing the local press, said dialogue with separatists should be initiated at the earliest to seek a long-lasting solution for Kashmir.........Read more

Darjeeling: GJM strike enters 6th day; Centre refuses to send more force till West Bengal submits report

As the indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling entered third day on Saturday, the Centre still awaits a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on the situation there. Pertaining to the matter, the Centre, on Friday, said that 400 additional paramilitary personnel requested by the state will not be send to Darjeeling immediately.........Read more

GST may raise price of flats nearing completion

After July 1, any invoice issued by the builder will attract 12% GST. Many developers have already issued letters to buyers asking them to be ready to pay higher taxes on the remaining amount.........Read more

Caught a cold? How hard should you blow your nose?

The three most common reasons for extra mucus or snot are the common cold, sinusitis (infection or inflammation of the sinuses, the air-filled spaces inside the face bones) and hay fever. Each of these conditions cause the lining in the nose to swell up, and to produce extra mucus to flush away infection, irritants or allergens.........Read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says ICJ has rejected India's appeal for six months' time to file plea

Islamabad claimed on Thursday that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected India's request for six months' time to file a plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, ordering it to do so by September 13, reported Pakistani media.........Read more

Doctors remove uterus, ovaries from 22-year-old man’s body in Udaipur

Doctors in Udaipur treating a 22-year-old for undescended testicles (when testes fail to drop into the scrotum) were stunned to find female reproductive organs in his abdomen. Surgeons successfully removed a uterus, ovaries and cervix from the man, who does not want to be named.........Read more

Aadhaar-PAN verdict: Win for non-Aadhaar holders, bigger win for Modi govt

Has given the govt necessary ammunition to link more welfare and non-welfare mechanisms with Aadhaar........Read more

Consuming soft-shelled turtles may spread cholera

A pathogen called Vibrio cholerae can colonise the surfaces, as well as the intestines of soft shelled-turtles, researchers said. Researchers from Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention inserted the genes producing bio-luminescent proteins into V cholerae that enabled them to directly observe the pathogens colonising the turtles.........Read more

Japan's parliament passes bill for Emperor's abdication

In a historic move, the Diet passed a law on Friday allowing Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate, resulting in the first abdication in nearly two centuries and the accession of his son Crown Prince Naruhito to the Chrysanthemum Throne.........Read more

Report: Apple Watch could adopt microLED display tech as early as 2018

Apple’s plans for microLED have been reported on before, with some claiming the company is currently in the stages of trial production. Now, a report from Nikkei claims that Apple currently p…........Read more

India’s GDP in Q4 grows 6.1%, loses fastest growing economy tag

India’s GDP or gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent year-on-year during the January-March period, government data showed on Wednesday. With this, India continues to hang on to its status of the world’s fastest growing economy, beating China whose GDP grew 6.9 per cent.........Read more

Twitter now filters Direct Messages from unknown followers

Twitter has added a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that will now filter DMs from unknown followers. DMs from people you do not know will be contained in 'Requests'...........Read more

Jaguar Land Rover Announces GST Benefits Up To Rs. 10.9 Lakh

British car marque Jaguar Land Rover is the latest luxury manufacturer to announce that it will pass on the Goods and Service Tax (GST) benefits to customers on its vehicles with immediate effect.........Read more

Kashmir schools and colleges have been shut on 60 percent of working days since July 2016

Hundreds of thousands of parents across Kashmir share her worries–children including Akhtar’s son stayed home on 130 days last year, when the July 8, 2016, killing of militant commander Burhan Wani had led to a series of curfews imposed by the police and strike calls issued by Kashmiri separatists.........Read more

British police in race to find Manchester terror network

British authorities are racing to round up the terror network behind the Manchester concert bombing after Home Secretary Amber Rudd revealed some of those involved could "potentially" still be at large.........Read more

Pakistanis in Bengaluru got Aadhaar cards for Rs 100 each

The cards were issued to the three Pakistanis in January this year. The trio told investigating officers that after settling down in their Kumaraswamy Layout residence, they were trying to get local identity cards like ration card and voter ID card.........Read more

Jammu and Kashmir government lifts ban on social media sites including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter

After a month long ban, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday lifted its ban on social networking sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. The ban was imposed on a total of 22 social networking sites. On Friday, the government restored access to the 22 banned websites at around 8:30 PM. The ban was imposed till May 26 to prevent spreading of rumours in the Valley. “It (ban) has not been extended,” Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal told.........Read more

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet blocked, UP govt suspends SSP, DM

The state government scrambled to contain the situation, suspending Saharanpur District Magistrate NP Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police SS Dubey, and imposing Section 144 of the IPC, which prohibits the gathering of more than four persons at public places. And in an echo of Kashmir, it also ordered service providers to suspend all internet, messaging and social media services in the area until further orders.........Read more

Delhi airport the most inaccessible in India, increases overall travel time

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, the busiest in the country, is also the worst to access by a car. A study by the School of Planning and Architecture on ‘accessibility to airports’ finds that reaching Delhi airport is far more difficult compared to other cities.........Read more

Android O feature spotlight: You can automatically enable WiFi near trusted networks, and it now works in DP2

The Android beta program gives us a chance to see the latest features of Android, some of which don't actually work yet. That was the case when the first d... by Ryan Whitwam in Android O, News........Read more

Some mother cells kick DNA damage 'down the road' to offspring

A new University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that some dividing human cells are "kicking the can down the road," passing on low-level DNA damage to offspring, causing daughter cells to pause in a quiescent, or dormant, state previously thought to be random in origin.........Read more

Repeat of Nirbhaya case: Woman gang-raped in moving car; thrown on road in Delhi

In a chilling repeat of the horrifying 2012 Nirbhaya incident, a woman at Gurgaon in the National Capital Region was gang-raped by three men inside a moving car on Sunday. After the accused committed the crime, they threw the victim on the road. The police said the incident took place around 2 am on Sunday. According to reports, the 22-year-old victim is a native of Sikkim.........Read more

TVS targets Central American markets with local alliance

TVS Motors is trying to expand its reach into the Central American markets by establishing local alliance with market players in the region. In line with these plans, the Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer ...........Read more

Arvind Subramanian takes dig at rating agencies: They have 'Poor Standards'

India's chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian today made a nice play on words to slam ratings agencies. He said they have "Poor Standards" playing on the name of ratings agency Standard & Poor's.........Read more

AAP demonstrates EVM tampering in Delhi assembly; 'diversionary tactics', says Kapil Mishra

High drama and showmanship pervaded the Delhi assembly's special session on Tuesday, as the Aam Aadmi Party staged a live demonstration on rigging an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).........Read more

Gujarat University professor tells student to get an abortion to attend college

A female professor from the prominent Gujarat University has been suspended for allegedly telling one her student to get an abortion first if the student wanted to attend the college.........Read more

Amazon India Launches ‘Seller Flex’ Program To Cover Damage Charges for its Sellers!

Amazon India has stepped up to creating a new policy that will provide its sellers to have a damage allowance to cover for potential damage in transit. Known as ‘Seller Flex’ programme, the sellers are required to pay a fixed percentage of the selling price against the unit parceled.........Read more

Chandrababu Naidu bags US-India Biz Council's 'Transformative Chief Minister' award

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the 'Transformative Chief Minister Award' in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.........Read more

Apple to launch online store in India

Sources stated that Apple will soon launch its own online stores in the country, from where users can directly purchase Apple products including the iPhone SE, which would be manufactured in India.........Read more

Sonu Sood to make a biopic on shuttler P.V. Sindhu

Ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics last year, is the next sports personality whose story is heading to the big screen. Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to paint Sindhu’s life and victory on the silver screen.........Read more

Kumar Vishvas wants to break AAP, offering Rs 30 Crore to MLAs to join BJP: Amanatullah Khan

Khan said that Vishvas gave them a second choice "to join the BJP which was ready to pay Rs 30 crore to each one of them." “I think all this is being done at the behest of the BJP. Vishvas wants to usurp and break the AAP," ........Read more

Narada sting case: TMC MP moves HC for quashing CBI FIR

Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar today moved the Calcutta High Court seeking quashing of a CBI FIR against her in the Narada sting case.........Read more

India world’s fifth largest military spender: Seven weapon systems govt

India in fifth place on the list of the world’s largest military spenders in 2016. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its annual report that the country’s defence expenditure grew by 8.5% last year to $55.9 billion.........Read more

Delhi court convicts gangster Chhota Rajan, 3 others in fake passport case

Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal convicted Rajan for offences including forgery of valuable security under the IPC which entails a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.........Read more

Norway Becomes The First Country With An All Women Special Forces Unit And They Are Super Deadly

Norway has become the first country in the world with an all-women special forces unit. Jegertroppen or the “hunter troops” was first raised in 2014 and since then has raised the status of women in the Norwegian military. The need to raise an all-women special forces team was realized when Norway was deployed in Afghanistan and the male soldiers had a difficult time interacting with the local women.........Read more

Porn clip plays on LED screen at Rajiv Chowk station, Delhi Metro starts probe

Commuters at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station in central Delhi’s Connaught Place were left shocked when a pornographic clip allegedly played out on an LED screen installed on a platform on April 9. A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson said a probe has been initiated to check if the video being shared online is authentic and who may be responsible for it.........Read more

Demonetisation: ATMs running 30% short of cash five months after note ban

The use of cash is back in circulation and increasing with the removal of withdrawal restrictions. This is causing a shortage as the remonetisation exercise is yet to be completed. The shortage at ATMs had eased in January with the government pumping new 500- and 2,000-rupee notes into the system. But the replenishment at ATMs is still not adequate and is falling short by 30%, according to the Cash Logistics Association. The country has more than 200,000 ATMs.........Read more

Was a Pakistani Ex-Colonel Kidnapped as a Swap for Cmdr Jadhav?

The “disappearance” of a retired Pakistan army lieutenant colonel from Nepal last week and a phone number and an email trail, which have now turned cold, point to a suspected intelligence operation by an Indian security agency – to set in motion a chain of events that could lead to a ‘spy swap’ in the future........Read more

IPL 2017: Kieron Pollard blasts Sanjay Manjrekar for ‘verbal diarrhea’ against him

There have been controversies related to Indian Premier League every season. Some big and some small. But it is rare that the controversy is between a player and a commentator. Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder Kieron Pollard has lashed out at IPL commentator Sanjay Manjrekar for his on-air comments after the West Indian.........Read more

22 killed as blast rocks Pakistan

At least 22 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Friday in a powerful blast outside an Imambargah in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, The explosion occurred in the crowded Noor market of Parachinar town. Firing was reported in the area before the blast.........Read more

Sena MP Gaikwad’s ‘SLAPGATE’ effect: BJP MP Gaikwad faces ‘discrimination’ at airports

The BJP MP from Latur, Maharashtra, alleged that he was repeatedly being stopped at airports because of his surname. "I was stopped at security points at the airport repeatedly because of my surname and as I am an MP," said Sunil Gaikwad. "I have conveyed this to Minister Jayant Sinha. Is having the Gaikwad surname a crime?" asked the BJP MP.........Read more

Microsoft sued as Windows 10 destroys data and damages computers in US

The complaint, filed in Chicago’s US District Court on Thursday, said that Microsoft Windows 10 was a defective product and that its maker failed to provide adequate warning about the potential risks posed by Windows 10 installation.........Read more

CBSE unveils new exam format for classes VI to IX

All students will be under a “uniform assessment“ process from Class VI onwards and schools will have to adhere to CBSE's template, from examinations to report cards, which will now bear the logo of the board.........Read more

Setback for TMC leaders: Supreme Court refuses to stop CBI probe into Narada sting operation

In a setback for the Trinamool Congress, the supreme court on Tuesday refused to stop the CBI probe into the Narada sting operation. The Narada sting tapes, which were released to different news organisations before the 2016 Assembly elections in West Bengal, showed people resembling senior TMC leaders receiving money allegedly for giving future favours.........Read more

Myntra launches first retail store for online brand ‘Roadster’

Fashion e-tailer Myntra in association with one of its franchise partners on Thursday launched the first retail store for its “top selling” outdoor lifestyle brand ‘Roadster’. The company officials said with the launch of this store, Myntra has set the stage for an established online brand like Roadster that contributes over 8 per cent to the overall revenue of the platform, to have an omni channel presence.........Read more

Nobody listens to our orders, says SC

At a time when the Delhi police have come under the NHRC scanner in the recent Ramjas College violence, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sounded resigned about how its orders to usher in police reforms have fell on deaf ears over the past several years.........Read more

Canada sets free 1985 Air India flight Kanishka bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat

Canada has set free the lone person convicted in the 1985 bombing of Air India flight 182, called Emperor Kanishka, in which around 330 people were killed. The convict Inderjit Singh Reyat, who had served two decades in prison, had been asked to stay in a halfway house after walking out of prison one year ago. Canada's parole board spokesman Patrick Storey was quoted as saying, "That condition has been lifted now. Reyat is now free to go back to a normal life, and also has the option of living in a private residence". ........Read more

Demonetisation hits Apple's India Plans

More than 80% of iPhone sales in India - through online platforms and retail stores - were led by cash transactions, which virtually disappeared from December, according to two senior industry executives.........Read more

Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hits Rudraprayag

A medium intensity earthquake on Saturday hit Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand, the district which has been jolted by three temblors in less than a week. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.2 on the Richter Scale and it occurred at the depth of 5 km at 10:51 PM.........Read more

Google to remove a large chunk of apps from Play Store that violate User Data policy

Google has started sending emails to certain Android app developers around the globe telling them that their apps might be violating the company’s user data policy. Basically when an app asks for, or gets access to personal or device information, a valid privacy policy should be provided to consumers by the developer. This is a clear indication that Google will be doing some spring cleaning of the Play Store soon.........Read more

Aprilia SR 150 Race edition to be launched on February 9; spotted for the first time

It looks like the launch date of the Aprilia SR 150 Race edition has almost been confirmed as the emerging reports suggest that the new variant of the SR 150 scooter is set for its launch in India on February 9. The Race edition of the entry-level Aprilia SR 150 was also spotted in the wild for the first time, further stirring up the excitement of the biking enthusiasts.........Read more

When Two Friends Start a Beautiful School for Special Kids, Miracles Can Happen

The school was started by Manju Singhania and Jo Mcgowan Chopra in 1996. When Jo’s daughter Moi Moi, who has cerebral palsy, could not get admission in a regular school, Jo and Manju decided to start a school on their own. These two friends living in Dehradun started Karuna Vihar school for children with special needs with just two students.........Read more

PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal in India squad for Asia Mixed Team Championship

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu and London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal have been named in the Indian squad for the inaugural Asia Mixed Team Championships, scheduled to be held in Vietnam from February 14-19. Sindhu, who clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold at Lucknow last week and Saina, who begun the new season with a win at Malaysia Masters, will be sharing the responsibility in the women's singles.........Read more

Firefox OS is officially dead as Mozilla shuts down connected devices group

Mozilla has laid off its team of 50 members responsible for its connected devices group that were responsible for the failed Firefox OS. We have shifted our internal approach to the internet-of-things opportunity to step back from a focus on launching and scaling commercial products to one focused on research and advanced development, dissolving our connected devices initiative and incorporating our internet-of-things explorations into an increased focus on emerging technologies.........Read more

Tata Memorial to open four cancer hospitals

Tata Memorial Hospital, the country's top cancer treatment facility that provides free care to thousands, will set up four dedicated hospitals in the country to drastically expand its programme and reduce the waiting period for patients. The department of atomic energy, whose functioning is overseen directly by the prime minister's office, has sanctioned a total of Rs 2,000 crore for the hospitals in Chandigarh, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, and Varanasi.........Read more

Mukhtar Ansari joins Bahujan Samaj Party, to contest from Mau

Mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari has joined the Bahujan Samaj Party and will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from Mau, party chief Mayawati said on Thursday. The BSP will also field Ansari's son Abbas and brother Sigbatullah from Ghosi and Mohammadabad Gohna, respectively.........Read more

Rahul Dravid rejects honorary doctorate, says would rather earn it

I would try to earn a doctorate degree by accomplishing some form of academic in research in the field of sports rather than receiving an honorary degree, said Former India captain Rahul Dravid.........Read more

LinkedIn's desktop design finally makes it to the 21st century

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn finally has a brand new desktop design. And it was high time! In the company’s words, the new look is the “largest desktop redesign since LinkedIn’s inception.” LinkedIn has streamlined features and given it a similar look and feel to the overhauled app design, which was changed in December last year.........Read more

Indian Army to get ballistic helmets: Here are 5 other things our soldiers need urgently

The Indian Army is acquiring ballistic helmets for its soldiers. The army will get around 1.5 lakh of these bulletproof helmets that have been the force’s requirement for years now. The Indian Army needs to move quickly to fill some vital gaps to enhance the fighting capability of its soldiers and protect them on the battlefield.........Read more

Rolls Royce to pay €671 million on bribery claims

Rolls Royce has agreed to pay €671 million to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil. A U.K. High Court judge will examine the deferred prosecutio........Read more

MGP breaks alliance with BJP ahead of upcoming Goa elections

“Now that upon declaration of 2017 Assembly Election by the Election Commission, the Central Committee or MGP which had decided not to continue the relations with BJP and not to have any more alliance for 2017 Election now upon confirmation of the said decision, today has resolved to break up the alliance and relation with BJP with immediate effect."........Read more

Agni 4: Eye on the dragon: Agni-IV missile clears final test

India successfully test-fired the Agni IV intercontinental ballistic missile today. Here's all you need to know about the deadly long-range weapon which promises to give a massive boost to India's military might.........Read more

Israel issues travel warning for its citizens in India

We are warning Israeli tourists in India of the possibility of imminent terrorist attacks against western targets and tourists, particularly in the southwest of that country," Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau said yesterday in a statement, released by the Prime Minister's office.........Read more

Eight traffickers get life in prison for torturing & chopping off labourers' hands

Eight human traffickers found guilty of torturing and chopping off the hands of two labourers have received life prison sentences and hefty fines, a prosecutor said on Sunday, hoping the severity of the punishment would deter others.........Read more

Infrastructure: Cabinet clears Major Ports Authority Bill, enables greater efficiency

The government has approved the Port Authorities Bill that seeks to bring in greater efficiency in the governance of ports and also provide autonomy in decision-making. The boards of major ports can now lease land for port operations for 40 years and for 20 years for other use.........Read more

PIL in Hyderabad HC seeking takeover of Jayalalithaa's assets

A public interest litigation seeking the takeover of the assets of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been filed with the High Court. Gareeb Guide, a voluntary organisation, wants the assets taken over as public property as per the Succession Act.........Read more

GST’s 1 April roll-out deadline under a cloud

The government is set to miss the deadline for tabling supporting legislation for the goods and services (GST) tax in the ongoing winter session of Parliament after the GST council on Sunday failed to finalize the draft laws. This in turn puts the government’s 1 April deadline of rolling out GST under a cloud. The government wanted to table three draft laws—the central GST bill (CGST), the integrated GST bill (IGST) and the bill for compensating states for revenue losses following the implementation of GST (SGST)—in the winter session ending on 16 December.........Read more

Will finish your boxing career, Francis Cheka warns unbeaten Vijender Singh

Tanzanian Francis Cheka has 43 bouts under his belt, out of which he has won 32 -- 17 of them coming via knockouts. Vijender Singh, on the other hand, has had seven pro bouts so...........Read more

Bajaj V12 Confirmed; Launch in December 2016

Bajaj Auto will be launching a new 125cc bike based on its popular V15 commute bikes next month and has been badged as the 'V12'. This was confirmed by Eric Vas, President (Motorcycle Business), Bajaj Auto at a special screening of 'Invincible Indians,' a series of five stories about ordinary Indians who have made the nation proud.........Read more

Reliance Jio Reaches The Mark Of 50 Million Subscribers In 83 Days After The Launch

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio has crossed the 50 million subscriber mark in less than three months after its full-fledged 4G services launch to emerge as the largest broadband operator in the country. According to sources, Jio — setting a new record — has acquired 1,000 customers per minute (since September 05) and 6 lakh per day. "Jio continues to be the fastest growing company in the world and has crossed 50 million subscribers in record 83 days," sources pointed out.........Read more

Non-functional CCTV cameras may have helped SIMI prisoners escape

Surveillance cameras inside Bhopal’s central jail weren’t working and may have helped eight alleged Islamic radicals to escape, sources said on Tuesday.........Read more

'Ajay Devgn is a dangerous man with black heart': KRK strikes again!

After leaking few potions of 'Shivaay' online, KRK went on a Twitter rant and slammed Ajay Devgn by calling him a 'dangerous man with black heart' who is using 'religion to become a big star'.........Read more

No satisfactory material found to ban Sanatan Sanstha: HC told

The central government today informed the Bombay High Court that till date it has not found any satisfactory material to declare right wing organisation Sanatan Sanstha as a........Read more

Uttarakhand man-eater tigress shot dead after 44-day hunt, Rs 75 lakh spent

A man-eater tigress that had terrorised people across a vast swathe of land in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district was shot dead on Thursday after a 44-day hunt involving several hunters and hundreds of forest department workers besides a helicopter and drones.........Read more

Indian Railways to sell swadeshi goods to raise funds

Talks are on with nearly a dozen such companies that would be allowed to promote their consumer products on trains. The Railways aims to earn nearly Rs 1,700 crore by selling advertisement rights and on-board services in trains.........Read more

Two Killed, Several Others Injured at Mayawati Rally in Lucknow

One lady died due to suffocation and several others suffered minor injuries at the BSP rally held to observe the death anniversary of Kanshi Ram, founder of BSP.........Read more

Ajay Devgn to launch comic book series inspired by 'Shivaay'!

To promote his upcoming project 'Shivaay' actor-director Ajay Devgn is planning to launch a comic book series inspired by the film. The comic book is an adventure of a mountaineer named Shivaay who uses his wit, skill and expertise to overcome odds. It (book) will be launched by Ajay and the cast of 'Shivaay' on October 23 in Mumbai, a press release said.........Read more

Exclusive: Not Diwali, This Is When Amazon Video Is Finally Launching In India

A highly-placed source, on the condition of anonymity, told HuffPost, "The Diwali launch has been pushed due to logistical reason. Also, Karan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil releases on that weekend so it wouldn't have made enough noise. November 9 is what they've finalised now. The bosses are very clear -- they want to arrive with a big bang announcing a crazy slate of titles. "........Read more

Why BlackBerry DTEK50 Is Claimed to Be the 'World's Most Secure Android Phone'

Months after foraying into the Android space with the Priv, BlackBerry is back with its another Android phone - the DTEK50.........Read more

How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think

A growing chorus of analysts and policymakers are sounding the alarm. Will the world hear them in time?........Read more

Anuradha Raman talks to Soli Sorabjee about freedom of speech

. The former Attorney-General of India, Soli Sorabjee, echoes the High Court judgment, pointing out that one man’s lyricism is another’s obscenity, to say “if you don’t like a book, don’t read it.” Ex........Read more

Fat Tax is Fine; You Need To Look at These Bizarre Taxes That Have Existed

Junk food will be expensive across Kerala. The newly elected Communist government has proposed a 14.5% “fat tax” on pizzas, burgers, tacos, sandwiches etc. The government thinks it will discourage people from eating more and more junk food citing ........Read more

Over a third of world’s government bonds worth $13 trillion offer negative returns

Demand for bonds and gold has soared as central banks kept interest rates down and investors rushed to safe haven investments following Brexit.........Read more

India is slowly cleaving into two countries – a richer, older South and a poorer, younger North

Support to the elderly is fraying in India. But no one appears prepared for this – not families, not companies, not the government.........Read more

National Policy on Software Products coming soon

To promote talent and contribute a bigger share of software products from India to the global market, the government is close to finalising a ‘National Policy on Software Products -- 2016’. The Policy will help drive the vision of the government to........Read more