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Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which captured the camera trap images in May. More colour images were recovered last month.........Read more

Pompeo says U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.” ........Read more

What does Rakesh Jhunjhunwala see in Jubilant Life Sciences?

Back when Indian IT companies were the rage, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was gaining fame for his investments in ‘old economy’ businesses. One of them was his bet on pharma major Lupin, in which he had picked up 1% stake (500,000 shares) in December 2002. That he was enamoured by the Mumbai-based company was evident in the way he ramped up his holding in the subsequent four quarters to 4.25%, by December 2003. His second big pharma bet was in 2013 when he entered Aurobindo Pharma, which was trading at an average price of Rs.150 in the December quarter. ........Read more

‘No Changes In The Design’: Ram Temple In Ayodhya To Be Built On VHP Model  

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati said that the VHP model of the temple had been approved by the entire country and people had even contributed money for its construction. "The temple will be built on the same model. Those who are demanding that the temple should be made of marble, should also say where will be get Makrana marble in such large quantities. Besides, stones have already been carved for the temple and we cannot change our plans at this stage," he said.........Read more

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 tally in India crosses 59,000-mark; death toll nears 2,000

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 3,320 new COVID-19 cases and 95 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, the COVID-19 tally in India had crossed the 56,000-mark, while the death toll had already topped the 1,800-mark. In India, the state of Maharashtra has emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases witnessed a massive spike recently. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with around 19,063 positive cases of infection and 731 deaths.........Read more

Coronavirus may spread through normal breathing: US scientists

Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News the guidance on masks would be changed "because of some recent information that the virus can actually be spread even when people just speak, as opposed to coughing and sneezing." As it stands, the official advice is that only sick people need to cover their faces, as well as those caring for them at home. Fauci's comments come after the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) sent a letter to the White House on April 1 that summarized recent research on the subject.........Read more

Rs 20,000-Crore Central Vista Revamp In Lutyens' Delhi Gets Official Nod As Modi Govt Notifies Land Use Change

The redevelopment project of Central Vista -- the nation''s power corridor -- envisages a triangular Parliament building next to the existing one, common Central Secretariat and revamping of the 3-km-long Rajpath -- from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, PTI report said. The new Parliament House building will come up on a 9.5-acre land near the existing building. Earlier, the plot was meant for development of a district park. According to PTI, prime minister''s residence and office are likely to be shifted near the South Block and vice-president''s new house will be in the vicinity of the North Block. The vice president''s current residence is among those buildings identified by the government for demolition in Lutyens'' Delhi for the purpose of the project, they said.........Read more

After Approval for Covid-19 Testing, Private Companies to Sell Kits in a Month For As Low As Rs 500

Eighteen companies, both Indian and otherwise, have got licences from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) to conduct Covid-19 diagnostic tests in the country. Most of these firms have also sought approval from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for commercialisation of kits and are expecting a go-ahead within a month. Trivitron Healthcare is the first Indian private diagnostic firm to receive approval to conduct Covid-19 tests. ........Read more

AP Singh, the Lawyer Whose Defence of Nirbhaya Rapists Began With 'Would Have Burnt my Daughter If...'

Ajay Prakash Singh, a 46-year-old law graduate from Lucknow University, has been practising in the Supreme Court since 1997. But he shot to fame, or rather infamy, in 2012 when the Nirbhaya rape and murder case went to trial in the Saket court. Singh said it was his mother who had asked him to take up the case then. "Akshay's wife had come from a village in Bihar to meet her arrested husband in Tihar Jail. Someone there must have passed on my number to her. She came home and met my mother. When I returned home, my mother told me ‘you must fight to give this girl justice’," he said. ........Read more

Anil Kumble Named Kings XI Punjab Head Coach

The appointment makes Kumble the only Indian coach in the IPL. He has earlier served as chief mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore, before joining four-time champions Mumbai Indians in the same capacity in 2013. ........Read more

Of India’s 150 million drivers, only 8,000 want electric cars. This is why

In a nation of about 150 million drivers, only 130 Kona SUVs were sold to dealers through August. That slow pace is emblematic of the difficulties carmakers face in establishing an electric foothold in the fourth-biggest auto market, even with committed government support.........Read more

Lakshya Sen Wins Belgian International Badminton Title

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen stunned second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to clinch the men’s singles title at the Belgian International Challenge here on Saturday. Lakshya was at his best as he notched up a comfortable 21-14 21-15 win over Svendsen in the title clash that lasted for 34 minutes. The 18-year-old from Almora had earlier beaten Denmark’s Kim Bruun 21-18 21-11 win in a 48-minute semifinal clash on Friday night. Lakshya Sen Crashes Out in Semifinals of China Masters The semifinal clash was a close affair initially with Lakshya and Bruun exchanging leads frequently before the Danish shuttler jumped to a 11-9 advantage at the break.........Read more

90 per cent of Kashmir free of day time restrictions, says J&K Principal Secretary

Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal on Monday said that 90 per cent of the valley was free of daytime restrictions. Addressing a press conference here, he said that on the law and order front, out of 111 police stations in Kashmir, only 105 function or are territorial. Daytime restrictions have been fully lifted from 92 police stations, up from 81 last week, he said. "This makes 90 per cent of the valley free of daytime restrictions of any kind," Kansal said. "Jammu and Ladakh already continue to be free from all such restrictions and in totality, we have 93 per cent of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh free of any prohibitory orders today," the principal secretary said. He said that over 26,000 landlines are functional in the valley. "On the communications front, we have been briefing you from time to time. In our latest decision, we decided to open 29 more exchanges, making the number of functional exchanges to 76 out of a total of 95," Kansal added.........Read more

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the Moon's surface in 2024. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the development of a vehicle that will land astronauts on the body for the first time since 1972. The decision was announced by Nasa's administrator Jim Bridenstine. But it's a disappointment for Texas, which was in the running. The White House wants to send a man and a woman to the South Pole of the Moon in five years, under a programme called Artemis. Huntsville in northern Alabama is known as "Rocket City", because of its long association with the space programme. It was here that the huge Saturn V launcher, which lofted humans into orbit during the Apollo programme in the 1960s and 70s, was designed, built and tested. Nasa Moon lander vision takes shape Mr Bridenstine made the announcement at the Marshall facility in front of a test version of the 45m- (149ft-) tall hydrogen tank for the Space Launch System rocket, which will launch the astronauts on their journey from Earth in 2024. "This was not a decision that was made lightly. A lot of hard work has been done here in Huntsville over well over 10 years now regarding landing systems," Mr Bridenstine said on Friday.........Read more

Chandrayaan-2: Why is Isro going to the Moon again?

Chemically bond between two water molecules, H2O is a weak force. But it seems to be strong enough on the moon to pull explorers to its surface. At least 12 humans have walked on the moon and many more artificial satellites have tried to explore their natural cousin since Apollo mission of 1969. Isro landed its first mission on the moon 10 years ago. Chandrayaan-1 made the path-breaking discovery that the moon holds water. This revived scientists' interest in the moon again. They had started to treat moon only as a dry planet whose significance could be in context of resource exploration. Mars had taken over the moon here back on the earth. Now, Isro is visiting the moon again. Why? "The moon is the closest cosmic body at which space discovery can be attempted and documented. It is also a promising test bed to demonstrate technologies required for deep-space missions. Chandrayaan-2 attempts to foster a new age of discovery, increase our understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists," Isro explains on its website. The launch countdown of Chandrayaan-2 commenced today at 0651 Hrs IST. The launch is scheduled at 0251Hrs IST on July 15th.........Read more

25 Men Transporting Cattle Tied With Rope, Forced To Chant ‘Gau Mata Ki Jai’ While Doing Sit-ups in MP

Twenty five men, who were allegedly transporting cows to Maharashtra, were tied with a rope and forced to chant ‘gau mata ki jai’ while doing sit-ups and holding their ears in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. Over 100 villagers then paraded the alleged cattle transporters through a two-km stretch to a police station in Khandwa district. A video of the purported incident showed several villagers recording videos on their mobile phones and forcing tied-up men to chant ‘gau mata ki jai’. #WATCH Several people tied with a rope and made to chant "Gau mata ki jai" in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh on accusation of carrying cattle in their vehicles. (7.7.19) (Note - Abusive language) pic.twitter.com/5pbRZ4hNsR The incident happened in Sanwalikheda village in Khalwas area, about 60 kilometres from the district headquarters, a police official said. "We have booked the people ferrying the cattle without requisite permissions. We have also lodged a case against the villagers, including farmers, for ill-treating those booked for unauthorised cattle transport," said Shiv Dayal Singh, Khandwa Superintendent of Police. "Villagers brought the group transporting cows to our police station. We seized 21 trucks used for the purpose. The cows have been shifted to a shelter. They were taking the cows from Harda district in MP to Maharashtra," said Inspector Harishanker Rawat of Khalwas police station.........Read more

Bengal Doctors Boycott Meeting With Mamata After She Refuses Media Presence

Talking to reporters, a spokesperson of the joint forum of junior doctors said, "We are keen to end this impasse. We are ready to hold talks with the chief minister at a venue of her choice, provided it is held in the open, in the presence of media persons, and not behind closed doors."........Read more

'Operation Lotus Still on,' Alleges Kumaraswamy; Yeddyurappa Denies Charges of Horse-trading

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has claimed that Opposition BJP was continuing its Operation Lotus to topple the JDS-Congress government. Accusing BJP and its state president BS Yeddyurappa of offering a ‘gift’ to a legislator. ........Read more

NIT Nagaland's non-local students fear for lives after clashes

Fearing for their lives, over 100 students of National Institute of Technology-Nagaland are readying to leave the campus. The fear was triggered by some recent clashes between local and non-local students. The students would leave if central security personnel were not deployed to the campus. ........Read more

Messi, Rojo Shine as Argentina Scrape Through to Last 16

Argentina and Lionel Messi progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup after an 86th-minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side. Argentina go on to face France in the next round........Read more

KCR gives nod to speed up cash-for-vote case?

According to latest reports doing rounds in the media circles, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been protecting his Andhra Pradesh counterpart all these years, has given nod to the Anti-Corruption Bureau authorities to expedite the case and prosecute Naidu.........Read more

KKR defeated DD by 71 runs

KKR produced a consummate performance in every aspect of the game to beat DD by 71 runs in a one sided affair at the Eden Gardens today. After Nitish Rana (59) and Andre Russell (41) guided the hosts to 200, Kuldeep (3/32) and Narine (3/18) destroyed the DD middle order to secure the points for KKR.........Read more

Heena Sidhu wins Gold in women's 25m Pistol final at CWG 2018

Heena Sidhu won Gold for India in the final of the women's 25m Pistol event. She shot a total of 38, which is a new Commonwealth Games record. She had earlier won Silver in the Women's 10m Air Pistol on Sunday. Sidhu hence became first India to win two medals in this edition of the Commonwealth Games.........Read more

Is it really 2018?

The Gospels tell us that Christ began his ministry in his 30th year, and that it lasted three years until the Passion. However, the claim that Christ’s Passion and Resurrection occurred at Passover (which are dated according to lunar and solar cycles) also leaves holes in the date of Jesus’s death had he been born in the year zero: 33AD. Using Matthew and Luke’s dates, the Passion should have happened in either 29AD or after 39AD. So how do we reconcile this mess? What year are we really in, according to the AD system?........Read more

Government may scrap monthly LPG price hike

The government has withdrawn its decision to raise LPG prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month as the move was seen contrary to its Ujjwala scheme of providing free cooking gas connections to the poor. ........Read more

25% of Swachh Bharat cess hasn’t reached the dedicated fund

During the last two years, the government collected more than Rs 16,400 crore as Swachh Bharat cess, meant to fund sanitation schemes, but the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pointed out nearly a quarter of the collection has stayed outside the dedicated fund.........Read more

Ashes must be a Stokes no-go zone

Kevin Pietersen has become the first major England player, past or present, to state publically that Ben Stokes should play no part in the Ashes - and he has even reopened old wounds with his former adversary Andrew Strauss by suggesting that Strauss' job could be is in jeopardy because of the issue.........Read more

From December 1, book Railways tickets through BHIM UPI app

PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India scheme has received yet another booster shot as the BHIM UPI app to book tickets on Indian Railways was rolled out today. The process will start from December 1.........Read more

Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live

A Vietnamese cyber-security firm has shown how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new iPhone X. The demo took place about a week after Bkav first claimed to have undermined the handset's security.........Read more

India thrash Kazakhstan, enter semifinals of Asian Women’s hockey

Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur pumped in three goals as India hammered Kazakhstan 7-1 to enter the semifinals of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kakamigahara on Thursday.........Read more

Rat poison mixed in water at madrassa run by Hamid Ansari’s wife?

In an incident which former Vice President Hamid Ansari's wife, Salma Ansari, called "shocking and scary", some unidentified men allegedly mixed rat poison in the water supply of Madrassa Chacha Nehru in Aligarh that houses 4,000 children. The institution located in the heart of the city is run by Al Noor Charitable Society which Ansari's wife heads. Police have lodged an FIR in the case under IPC sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and are on the lookout for two unidentified persons.........Read more

Did Sasikala go out of Bengaluru prison?

Video footage that shows AIADMK interim general secretary V.K. Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, walking into the main entry area of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru in civilian clothes, has been given to the Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Karnataka police.........Read more

Want to register pharma complaints, especially on knee implants prices? Here is some good news

National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) of India has started its 24×7 helpline number. NPPA took to Twitter to announce its helpline number yesterday. It tweeted:”NPPA puts its helpline no: 1800111255 in 24×7 mode. The helpline number has been started for patients to register complaints of over-priced knee implants billed on or after Thursday.........Read more

Tata Sons directs group companies to cut all business ties with Cyrus Mistry’s group

Tata Sons board, under N. Chandrasekaran, has ordered its group companies to sever all business ties with Cyrus and Shapoor Mistry’s Shapoorji Pallonji Group, citing a letter sent to the group companies, including Tata Power & Co. Ltd, Tata Chemicals Ltd, Tata Motors Ltd and Trent Ltd.........Read more

North Korea's Powerful New Missile Tech May Have Been Smuggled From Ukraine

In the last few months, North Korea's ability to launch a warhead beyond its backyard has improved exponentially. Its rapid development of intercontinental ballistic missile tech has left many confused. Now a researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies claims he might have solved the mystery. North Korea may have received its new souped up ICBM tech from a factory in the Ukraine, and it probably did so very illegally.........Read more

Government launches ‘SHe-box’ portal to enable working women to file sexual harassment complaints

The Women and Child Development ministry today launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace. Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the platform will cater to central government employees in the beginning and thereafter, its ambit will be widened to include the private sector as well.........Read more

Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Sri Lanka

A wrist injury that had troubled M Vijay during the home series against Australia has resurfaced to rule him out of the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests. He has been replaced by Shikhar Dhawan in the 16-man squad. Vijay complained of pain in his right wrist while playing a preparatory match and the BCCI medical team has advised him to continue his rehabilitation programme.........Read more

IndiGo expresses interest in buying Air India

Low-cost carrier IndiGo has submitted its expression of interest (EOI) for the purchase of Air India. Aviation minister Jayant Sinha said that IndiGo's was the first "unsolicited" formal offer for AI.........Read more

TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy creates ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport

A TDP MP allegedly created a major ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport when he reported late for a flight to Hyderabad. And this time like all other VVIPs, he too got away as the airline reportedly accommodated him on the same flight despite the fact that check-in for it had closed.........Read more

Philippines: US Special Forces providing ‘technical assistance’ to end Marawi siege

US special forces are helping the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to end a siege of the southern town of Marawi by militants allied to Islamic State, a US embassy spokesperson in Manila told.........Read more

Trump says he had 'right' to share information with Russia

President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week.........Read more

Babri case: Supreme Court restores conspiracy charges against Advani and other BJP leaders

The Supreme Court restored criminal conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders, including L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case, ordering the trial at both Lucknow and Rae Bareli to be complete in two years.........Read more

Pune quicks defend 161 against RCB

Pune understood the surface had become quite slow midway through the first innings. Ben Stokes, who took 3 for 18, said they took that into consideration, concentrated on their changes of pace, and stuck to a good length which was the hardest to hit. All of that contributed to Pune winning their first IPL game after batting first.........Read more

Zones to get ₹1 cr. for GST outreach

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) chief Vanaja N. Sarna has sanctioned ₹1 crore to each of the 23 zones to conduct an outreach programme about the new tax regime.........Read more

North Korean missile "blows up" almost immediately after test launch

A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme.........Read more

SBI hikes minimum balance to Rs 5,000 for savings account in metros

The monthly average balance (MAB) requirement has been increased to as high as Rs5,000 for branches in six metros. Savings bank account holders of SBI have to maintain the monthly balance or else they will invite a penalty ranging from Rs20 (rural branches) to Rs100 in (metro cities).........Read more

Infiniti Unveils The Q60 Project Black S Concept — F1 Tech Set To Hit The Road

Infiniti has revealed the Q60 concept ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The concept, called the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S is to portray Infiniti's connection with the Renault Sport Formula One team.........Read more

Kapil Dev Was India's Greatest Match-Winner: Sunil Gavaskar

Among all the cricketers he played with or watched after his retirement, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar considers former team-mate Kapil Dev as the greatest match-winner the country has produced till date. The all-rounder, who led India to the famous World Cup triumph in 1983, had pipped both Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to be named Wisden's 'Indian Cricketer of the Century' in 2002 and Gavaskar agrees with the thought, saying that Kapil Dev's 'ability to win matches for India both with the bat and ball' made him the greatest match-winner produced by India.........Read more

Ashwin is like 'Bradman' of bowling at the moment: Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh was quick to admit that this is one of the strongest Indian side in many years led by offie R Ashwin. "Ashwin is like the (Don) Bradman of bowling at the moment. His record is equivalent to what Bradman did with batting," Waugh added.........Read more

Google co-founder Sergey Brin protesting at SF airport against Trump's executive order

Google co-founder and president of Alphabet Sergey Brin has joined the protesters at the San Francisco International Airport, to express his disappointment over the executive order passed by US President Donald Trump.........Read more

‘There can never be a Congress-mukt Bharat’: Kapil Sibal says after Modi’s ‘sinking boat’ remark

Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party would never succeed with its campaign for a “Congress-mukt Bharat”. “Congress ideology is based on the basics of the Constitution. An inclusive and secular India is the base of the Constitution. How can you discard it?"........Read more

20% of Indian migrants reside in UAE: Report

The flow of migrants from India to the UAE between 1995 and 2015 stood at 28 lakh, making UAE the top destination country for Indian migrants (It ranked fourth place in 1995). The corridor between Mexico and the United States remains the largest in terms of the volume of migrants.........Read more

Reserve Bank of India To Give Nepal Rs 1 Billion In 100-Rupee Notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide Rs 1 billion to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) after its request that the country was facing a shortage of Indian currency in 100 denomination banknotes.........Read more

NASA's Chandra and India's GMRT discover a natural particle accelerator in deep space

Researchers have combined the data from Nasa’s Chandra x-ray observatory and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) near Pune to discover a never before seen cosmic situation. A supermassive black hole or colliding giant galactic clusters are some of the most powerful known phenomenon. At least one supermassive black hole next to a pair of colliding galaxies, Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 has resulted in a natural particle accelerator........Read more

Shahid Afridi rules out immediate international retirement

Shahid Afridi has expressed his desire to continue playing for Pakistan in overs-limit cricket, putting an end to speculation of his imminent international retirement after the 36-year-old all-rounder had reportedly requested for a farewell match from the Pakistan Cricket Board.........Read more

Is the Indian Army in Danger of Being Politicised Like Pakistan’s?

Unlike Pakistan, transitions at the helm of the Army in India have conventionally been less newsworthy. This is not because of lesser significance attached to the appointment per se. It’s merely the fact that the civilian-military equation in India being as it should in a healthy democracy, the army chief’s influence on the politics and diplomacy of the country is not as significant as it is in Pakistan.........Read more

Flipkart valuation cut again, this time by Vanguard

Vanguard puts Flipkart’s valuation at $7.3 billion, still more than the $5.54 billion that a Morgan Stanley mutual fund estimated a few days ago........Read more

WhatsApp finally introduces Video calling for Android and iOS; here's how to get it

WhatsApp issued an official update to Google Play Store which brings video calling to the app. You will only be able to access it, if you are using the beta version of WhatsApp for the moment.........Read more

Even low physical fitness is sufficient to prevent heart diseases, claims study

Even low physical fitness, up to 20 per cent below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Risk factors like diabetes,........Read more

Air India Express turns profitable for the first time

The airline reported a profit of Rs 362 crore during the 2015-16 fiscal, helped by lower fuel prices and improved revenues.........Read more

Dogs use same parts of brain as humans to process language

Scientists have found that dogs use the same brain areas as humans to process language. A study published in the journal Science showed that dogs process words with the left hemisphere and use the........Read more

US to look for opportunities to advance India's NSG bid: Official

President Barack Obama believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the matter of India's membership and the US will continue to look for opportunities to advance the case, an American official has said. "We certainly continue to work with our Indian colleagues on the way forward and continue to work with other members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group," a senior State Department Official told a group of reporters from South Asia ahead of the India visit of Secretary of State John Kerry. The official said President Obama has been very clear and very definitive that India has met the requirements for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). "He believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the case of India's membership," the senior State Department official said. "While I do not have anything to add to that, I think we continue to look for opportunities to advance the case and in those conversations and dialogues are ongoing," the official said.........Read more

26/11: 'financier' gave Rs 4 mn to LeT; sent to judicial remand

The alleged financier of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, who supplied nearly Rs 4 million to the LeT men, has been sent to judicial remand after the Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the case did not allow the FIA to have his custody for more days.........Read more

Civilisation in Sunderbans traced to Mauryan era

A new archaeological find could rewrite the history of the Sunderbans and set the clock back by more than 20 centuries. Scientists have stumbled upon a cache of remains that indicates the existence of an ancient civilisation in the mangroves dating ........Read more

This Man Is Travelling The World On Foot, Along With His Dog, For A Noble Cause

Tom Turcich, 25, is just an ordinary guy from New Jersey with an innate passion for traveling. So much, so that he's taken up a unique challenge called The World Walk, where he's going to walk around the world for five years, covering the 7 continent........Read more

Oyo rooms shakes hands with Travelport to extend their services to 6,000 hotels

Online hotels aggregator OYO Rooms has signed an agreement with UK headquartered travel commerce platform Travelport. This deal involves the former to connect with 6,000 hotel properties offered by Travelport and also will be available to the latter’........Read more

JEE (Advanced) results out, Aman Bansal from Jaipur tops the exam

Aman Bansal from Jaipur has topped Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2016 conducted for admissions to the premier IITs. Bhavesh Dhingra from Yamuna Nagar and Kunal Goyal have bagged the second and third position in the test. Riya Singh, with an all India rank of 133, topped among the girls.........Read more

New weapon to beat breast cancer-Metformin!

For the study, the researchers examined clinical outcomes for 1,215 patients who were diagnosed and underwent surgical treatment for breast cancer between 1997 and 2013.........Read more