Afghan Board Has Conspired Against Me, I’m Fit to Play WC: Shahzad

I still don’t know why I was ruled unfit when I was fit enough to play. Some people in the board (ACB) have conspired against me. Only manager, doctor and the captain knew that I was going to be replaced. Even the coach (Phil Simmons) found out much later. It was heart-breaking.........Read more

Toll in Cyclone Fani rises to 34 in Odisha: casualty figure likely to rise as details from 'several-damaged' areas trickle in

The toll in Cyclone Fani mounted to 34 in Odisha on Sunday, two days after it caused widespread damage in the coastal region and left hundreds grappling with water shortage and power cuts. The number of people affected by the cyclone has also jumped to around 1.08 crore in 14,835 villages spread across at least 11 districts.........Read more

Congress to move a privilege motion against Swaraj for 'misleading' RS on death of Indians in Iraq

The Congress today decided to move a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for "misleading" the House on the issue of the death of 39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq's Mosul town in 2014.........Read more

2018 Kawasaki Z650 Revealed Internationally

For 2018 model year, Kawasaki will be offering new colours for the Z650, its naked middleweight sportbike. The new colours on offer are yellow and a dual-tone scheme of black and green. The Kawasaki Z650 was launched in India a few months ago at a price of Rs. 5.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)........Read more

Is Honey Really Healthier Than Sugar?

The sugars in honey and cane sugar are digested and metabolized in different areas of the body, though. The sucrose in sugar requires an enzyme located in the small intestine, to digest it and break down the bonded sugars into separate and more readily-available fructose and glucose. From there, the glucose can be released into the bloodstream to be used directly by your cells for energy, while the fructose must first be converted into glucose—some of that conversion happens in the small intestine, and some in the liver. In honey’s case, the fructose and glucose are already separated, and don’t require enzyme digestion, but the fructose still has to wait until it reaches the small intestine to be converted to glucose, or released to the liver for conversion. The free glucose that came from the honey initially, however, is able to be used faster to meed the body’s energy needs.........Read more

Robin Uthappa set to leave Karnataka for Kerala?

Opener Robin Uthappa is mulling the option of shifting base from Karnataka to Kerala for the next domestic season. Uthappa hails from Karnataka and had represented the state since making his debut as a teenager in 2002. Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) secretary Jayesh George confirmed that talks with 31-year-old Uthappa were on track to facilitate the move.........Read more

18-month-old baby weighing 31 kg uncontrollably gains 2 kg every month

An 18-month-old child from Turkey already weighs around 31 kg, and is putting on almost 2 kg weight every month. While the baby named Yagiz Bekte barely fits in the cart and finding the right size of diapers is also difficult, the parents are worried about something more threatening.........Read more

No plan to impose tax on farm income as suggested by NITI Aayog: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government does not plan to impose any tax on agricultural income, dismissing the suggestion of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. The minister further clarified that as per the Constitutional allocation of powers, the Centre has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income.........Read more

RCOM has laid of employees, delayed IUC payments to telcos: report

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications has laid off close to 800 employees in the last few weeks, including employees from senior roles, according to this MoneyControl report.  The report also said that the company has defaulted in paying interconnect charges to telcos including Airtel and Vodafone........Read more

Father's Diet Linked To Son's Ability to Reproduce

Debunking the view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring, a new study suggests that father's high-protein diet may increase son's ability to reproduce.........Read more

Railways coming up in Tawang: While Arunachal is happy about it, China has objections

Having kept in mind the reason which caused the Indian army to retreat from the eastern-most locations along the McMahon Line during the 1962 India-China war, on May 10, 2015 the Defence ministry of India had decided to invest Rs 1.4 lakh crore to lay railway tracks in Tezu and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Leh in Jammu & Kashmir. This development aimed at facilitating easy mobility of troops and ammunition to the north-east borders, but there has been no progress.........Read more

The US is reportedly considering a cyber attack against Russia over alleged hacking

Officials with the CIA say the Obama administration requested options for a "clandestine" cyber attack designed to "embarrass" the Kremlin, according to sources cited by NBC News. The move comes after the US formally accused Russia last week of employing cyber attack in order to interfere with the presidential election.........Read more

The myths and reality about interstellar travel

Where wouldn’t we go? There are more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on Earth – around 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 – and billions of these are estimated to have one to three planets in the so-called ‘Goldilocks’ zone: not too hot, not too cold.........Read more

Intas Pharma to acquire Teva’s UK, Ireland generics businesses

Intas said the transaction, which will be executed through its subsidiary Accord Healthcare Ltd, is expected to be completed in the next three months........Read more

Havells and the art of generating profits

According to estimates of Axis Capital, with a considerable amount of capital stuck in Sylvania, Havells was seeing returns of around 33% in 2014-15. Now with Sylvania out of its portfolio, the company’s returns are expected to go up by over 50% in 2016-17. Havells currently has a cash pile of ₹1,500 crore. It needs ₹150-300 crore for annual capital expenditure.........Read more

Dengue Cases Rise to Nearly 1,700 in Delhi

The number of dengue cases in the national capital has increased to 1,692, with 921 of them being recorded this month, according to a municipal report released on Monday. At least 314 fresh cases of the vector-borne disease have been reported last week, South Delhi Municipal Corporation said in the latest report.........Read more

Volvo V90 Cross Country Makes Global Debut

There is no mistaking about it but Volvo is on a roll at the moment. The Swedish company recently launched the stunning XC90 T8 Hybrid in India and now it took the wraps off the V90 Cross Country, the burly version of the V90 Estate.........Read more

SC asks banks to respond to Mallya's plea against contempt notice

Consortium had moved the top court seeking the settlement of his outstanding dues amounting to more than Rs 9,000 crore........Read more

Amid Flipkart Lay-Offs, Founder Sachin Bansal Says "I Was Removed Too"

Bansal's disclosure was made at a town-hall meeting at the company's headquarters in Bengaluru.........Read more

India to have 730 million internet users by 2020: Report

internet usage in India will grow in verticals such as hospitality, e-Commerce and financial technologies, among others, a new report revealed on Wednesday.........Read more

Sehwag becomes MCC's honorary life member

Former batsman becomes the 23rd Indian to be awarded the membership by the prestigious Committee........Read more

Army canteens most profitable retail chain in India, ahead of Future & Reliance Retail

The Canteen Stores Department (CSD), which, incidentally, is a not-for-profit organisation, earned Rs 236 crore during FY14-15, according to a Right to Information query. Its earning exceeded that of Future Retail and Reliance Retail........Read more

Stan Wawrinka Pulls Out of Rio Olympics Due to Injury

World number four Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Rio Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another body blow to the tennis tournament which has been hit by a series of high-profile pull-outs.........Read more

Sony's plan to sell only premium Xperia handsets in India was a long time coming

Sony India has taken a call to only sell its premium Xperia smartphones in India and get out of the entry to mid-range segment. Speaking to the Times of India, Vijay Singh Jaiswal, head of Xperia business of Sony India said that Sony India’s marketing strategy will focus on offering premium products in the smartphone segment. The …........Read more

RSS didn’t kill Gandhi but created an ideology against him, say historians

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh may have been cleared of charges of complicity in Gandhi’s assassination but historians say the group’s ideology of pushing for a Hindu nation was in direct opposition to the freedom fighter’s stand.........Read more

Mehr Tarar questioned in Sunanda Pushkar death case; denies 'proximity' with Shashi Tharoor

Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani columnist who was under the lens in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, has been questioned, sources in the Delhi Police have said.........Read more

Exclusive: Ex CBI Chief Sinha Favoured Cong Leaders in Coal Scam

For the first time, an ex CBI Director will be tried for corrupt practices during his term as head of India’s premier investigating agency. The Quint has accessed exclusive details of the report prepared by a Supreme Court-appointed panel, which has ........Read more

Ratan Tata most active angel investor in H12016

Ratan Tata has emerged as India’s most active angel investor in the first half of 2016. He invested in 14 start-ups, compared with eight during the same period in 2015.........Read more

Shah Rukh Khan to unveil Sania Mirzas autobiography in Hyderabad

Tennis ace Sania Mirzas autobiography was originally launched a week ago across the country.........Read more

Sensex, rupee recover after knee-jerk reaction to Rajan’s exit

The Indian equity benchmark indices opened the day in the red, the first trading session after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan announced his decision to leave the central bank whe........Read more

Del-Varanasi bullet train may cover 782km in 3 hrs

The project connecting the capital to the pilgrimage city, which is also PM Modi's Lok Sabha seat, has been fast-tracked ahead of the UP elections next year.........Read more

It's not about Islam: Oman Mateen, butcher of Orlando LGBTs, is anti-plural

The obnoxious mass shooting at Orlando nightclub, which resulted in the death of 50 people dead and left at least 53 injured, has proven the deadliest attack in the history of modern America after the 9/11 tragedy.........Read more

Modi seeks Moscow route to China for NSG entry

Back from his visits to Washington, Geneva and Mexico City to lobby for India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now setting his sights east: asking Russia for........Read more

Q&A with Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, SAP Labs India

Among the global software and technology companies in India, German enterprise software market SAP has been growing its R........Read more

A Simple Guide For Startup Bootstrapping

NB: This is written from a technology product company perspective and what bootstrapping means for such companies. We were a bootstrapped company for a good three years. We were obsessed by cu...........Read more

Sun Pharma Q4 profit up 92% at Rs1714 crore

Total income of Sun Pharma increased 17% to `7,599 crore from `6,505 crore, while Taro Pharmaceutical, its US unit, reported weak fourth-quarter earnings........Read more

VVIP deal: AK Antony 'did not have the guts' to order CBI probe in time, Parrikar says - Times of India

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said there was "101 per cent" political interference in the AgustaWestland helicopters deal, and added that the then defence minister AK Antony "did not have the guts" to order a CBI probe in time.........Read more

Unlike Gandhis, BJP Doesn't Expect Bonds Of Servitude: Smriti Irani To NDTV

Amid reports that she may be the BJP's presumptive Chief Minister for Uttar Pradesh, union minister Smriti Irani was in Amethi today, where she told NDTV that her party will decide whether it will remain her constituency in 2019. In the last general election, she jolted the Congress with a tough fight to its Vice President Rahul Gandhi, in what has, for decades, been a family bastion.........Read more

Alia Bhatt’s advice to Neetu Chandra on Bihari stereotype issue: Assuming things from trailer not always true

Advising Neetu Chandra and other sceptics to watch the film before passing a judgement, Alia Bhatt said, "We always make assumptions before seeing the full film. Trailer is just a tease or hint."........Read more

Uttarakhand forest fires could melt glaciers faster, say experts - Times of India

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a devastating effect on the state’s glaciers which are the lifeline of the major rivers flowing through India’s northern plains. According to experts, ‘black carbon’ from the smog and ash is covering the glaciers, thereby making them prone to melting.........Read more