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Fate of 10 Indian widows of Islamic State terrorists, imprisoned in Afghanistan

Ten Indian women, the widows of Islamic State terrorists killed in combat in the mountains of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, are now being held in Kabul's Badam Bagh prison. The government is still debating whether to seek their extradition to face trial on terrorism charges in India, or leave them to face prosecution and punishment under Afghan law.........Read more

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy shares credit with PM for AP’s version of farm payout plan

The fact that Mr Reddy yielded to the BJP’s demand and included the name of the Central government scheme PM Kisan in YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme that he launched in Nellore on Tuesday is being seen as an indicator. ........Read more

Yatra Acquired by US Software Firm Ebix Inc, Merged Entity to Challenge MakeMyTrip-GoIbibo Combine

Ebix Inc has announced that it will acquire online travel services provider Yatra for an enterprise value of about Rs 2,314 crore. Given the debt Yatra holds, the eventual price of the deal is expected be in the range of Rs 1,653-1,722 crore. Ebix will issue 243,747 convertible preferred stock, which in turn will be convertible into 4,874,931 shares of Ebix common stock. The merged entity will become one of India’s largest travel services provider and enterprise financial exchange in the country. “We are excited by the cross-selling opportunities that this combination provides us, while further strengthening our future EbixCash IPO offering,” Ebix Chairman and CEO Robin Raina said in a written statement. “We are pleased to announce this agreement with Ebix, which provides our shareholders with the opportunity to participate in the significant upside potential of one of the fastest growing multinational On-Demand software and E-commerce services companies in the world,” said Dhruv Shringi, Co-founder and CEO of Yatra Online. ........Read more

The many human errors that brought down the Boeing 737 Max

nside the cockpit of PK-LQP, a brand-new Boeing 737 Max belonging to Lion Air, the stick shaker on the captain’s side began to vibrate. Stick shakers are designed to warn pilots of an impending stall, which can cause a dangerous loss of control. They’re unmistakably loud for that reason.........Read more

New evidence links lifespan extension to metabolic regulation of immune system

Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to a longer lifespan. It has also been observed that chronic inflammation increases with age. But a new study, published in Cell Metabolism, researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of lifespan extension that links caloric restriction with immune system regulation.........Read more

New Zealand police: 'Number of fatalities' after shootings reported at Christchurch mosques

One person is in custody and multiple people were killed in shootings at least two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, and police believe there may be others at large. The officials cannot confirm the number of causalities and it was an “evolving situation” across multiple sites.........Read more

ASI removes over 2 million kg of dirt from Red Fort ramparts, prevents collapse

The dust and other air pollutants had accumulated on the Mughal-era monument over an estimated period of over 100 years and had formed a layer that was almost two meters thick.........Read more

US receives over 5,000 tips on H-1B visa fraud

After Donald Trump Signed "Buy American, Hire American" executive order last year, Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) established email addresses dedicated to receiving information about suspected H-1B and H-2B fraud or abuse.........Read more

Ashes 2017: Alastair Cook double-century puts England in command

The former England captain strode off the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 244 not out, the highest ever score by a touring batsman, having pushed his side to a first-innings lead of 164 runs.........Read more

A temple for Modi to be built in Meerut

J.P Singh, the ‘follower and supporter’ of Mr. Modi, said, “5 acres of land has been bought on Meerut-Karnal highway. A huge statue of Modiji will be installed in the temple. It will take two years to complete the Modi temple.” Mr. Singh said the Bhoomi pujan would be held on October 23. He said the estimated expenditure of ₹10 crore would be generated out of public donations.........Read more

Biriyani to brownies: This Bengaluru petrol pump is giving free food to its customers

Sree Venkateshwara Service Station is serving free food to its customers, who buy petrol above Rs 250. This offer, however, does not apply to diesel purchases. "What we want to tell people is never miss a meal. Our concept is called 'You fill your tank, we fill your tummy'," says Prakash Rao Sathe, proprietor of the petrol pump.........Read more

Indian banks will need Rs 18,000 crore for bad loans of 12 companies: India Ratings

Indian banks need to set aside at least Rs 18,000 crore for the 12 accounts that the Reserve Bank of India said should be referred to the National Company Law Tribunal for insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, said credit rating agency India Ratings in a release on Tuesday.........Read more

Study shows language development starts in the womb

"Research suggests that human language development may start really early—a few days after birth," said Utako Minai, associate professor of linguistics and the team leader on the study. "Babies a few days old have been shown to be sensitive to the rhythmic differences between languages. Previous studies have demonstrated this by measuring changes in babies' behavior; for example, by measuring whether babies change the rate of sucking on a pacifier when the speech changes from one language to a different language with different rhythmic properties, Minai said.........Read more

Sonia steps in to save ‘Mahagathbandhan’; speaks to Nitish, Lalu

With the Janata Dal (United) stepping up pressure over the resignation of Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, who is at a centre of a row over graft charges, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today dialled RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar in an apparent attempt to save the alliance.........Read more

Cong flip-flop over Rahul Gandhi-Chinese envoy meet a self-inflicted wound

Congress confirms Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Chinese envoy amid Sikkim row at the behest of Luo Zhaohui. Meeting was courtesy call, former NSA chief Shiv Shankar Menon was also present.........Read more

Indonesia Open: HS Prannoy stuns top seed Lee Chong Wei; Saina Nehwal, Sindhu ousted

H S Prannoy stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men's singles quarterfinals but India suffered huge setback in women's event with both Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu crashing out of the Indonesia Super Series Premier.........Read more

The ancient game that saved a village

Fifty years ago, Marottichal was rife with alcoholism and illicit gambling, but everything changed after one man taught the town to play an ancient game of strategy.........Read more

War threats from China, Pakistan! India to deploy Rafale fighter jets in Haryana, West Bengal: Report

In a bid to counter war threats from China and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force would deploy Rafale combat aircraft at Ambala in Haryana and Hashimara in West Bengal.........Read more

The Universe

So what is the Universe? Well, the short answer is that it is the sum total of all existence. It is the entirety of time, space, matter and energy that began expanding some 13.8 billion years ago and has continued to expand ever since. No one is entirely certain how extensive the Universe truly is, and no one is entirely sure how it will all end. But ongoing research and study has taught us a great deal in the course of human history.........Read more

PayPal launches a toolkit for small merchants for digital payments

Global payments company PayPal has launched a product for small merchants and businesses called Business in a Box which will allow them to set up online stores, accept payments, manage finances with accounting tools, and apply for working capital. ........Read more

Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

Multiverse Theory, which was first proposed by philosopher and psychologist William James, states that there may be multiple or an even infinite number of Universes that exist parallel to our own. Between these Universes exists the entirety of existence and all cosmological phenomena – i.e. space, time, matter, energy, and all of the physical laws that bind them.........Read more

Range Rover Velar To Launch In India By The End Of 2017

The fourth member of the Range Rover family was unveiled recently and we've already told you all about it. Right from the design to the features it gets, everything is about making the Velar luxurious and appealing and looks like Land Rover has hit the nail on the head with this one. While it was expected that the Velar will come to India only next year with a launch expected at the 2018 Auto Expo, Rohit Suri, MD and President, Jaguar Land Rover India has confirmed that the car will be launched later this year in India.........Read more

Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav? All You Need to Know About Him

Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested reportedly from Balochistan after he entered from Iran. He was accused by Pakistan of being a "R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent” and planning "subversive activities" in the country. The Indian government, on the other hand, believed that he was picked up from Iran.........Read more

Disney files patent for “huggable and interactive” humanoid robots

The patent, has a suitably warm and fuzzy name: "Soft body robot for physical interaction with humans." It describes mostly rigid robots, with the exception of "fluid-filled voids," "flexible membranes," and "pressure sensors," and these would all work in tandem to guide the robots' joint motion. Ideally, this would result in "a soft, modular robot that is huggable and interactive."........Read more

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar unveil first poster of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'

Akshay Kumar has revealed the first glimpse of his upcoming film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha". The 49-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the poster, which also features his co-star Bhumi Pednekar.........Read more

SBI ATM disburses Rs 500 notes without serial numbers

This is the third such incident of ATMs disbursing faulty or fake notes in the past 10 days. On Monday, reports emerged of an incident of fake notes being disbursed from an ICICI ATM in Rohtak in Haryana. According to reports, Raj Kumar, a Haryana police constable, told the police that on February 23, he had withdrawn Rs 6,000 from the ICICI ATM at Kranti chowk. He said that in one of the notes, he found ‘Children Bank of India’ instead of Reserve Bank of India and ‘Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank’ on the note.........Read more

Murali Vijay, KL Rahul India's prime openers with Abhinav Mukund as back-up: Anil Kumble

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul played wonderfully in the last series. It's just that we need a back-up opener just in case something happens on the day of the match. As far as we are concerned, the openers always had some issues in the last home series or leading up to the home series as well.........Read more

Psychomatic Disorder: A cruel deceptive illness is going to hit India,warns health experts

Out of the 800 patients that Dr Manjari Tripathi, Professor Neurology, AIIMS, sees every month on an average, five to ten percent suffer from psychosomatic disorders, placing the number somewhere between 40-80 patients. Dr Tripathi points out that “conflict, stress, denial, anxiety, desire for sympathy” are all causes of disorders of this kind. While stress is a known cause for a fall in immunity, and therefore, a rise in medical problems, sometimes its more nuanced forms end up causing great medical damage simply because their existence is not realised and addressed. Denial and repression, for instance, are two such forms of stress.........Read more

Ironic twist to Raees promotion, man who died in Vadodara commotion wasn’t there to see Shah Rukh Khan

The man who died in Vadodara commotion during Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Raees’ promotion wasn’t at the station to see the Bollywood superstar. He was apparently there to meet someone but police started lathi-charge, said a kin of the deceased.........Read more

Hindustan Unilever brings out the roots, herbs and shrubs to battle Ramdev’s Patanjali

India’s largest consumer goods company is going all out to counter Patanjali Ayurved. Hindustan Unilever (HUL), the local arm of the Anglo-Dutch multinational, plans to launch 20 new natural and herbal products under its Ayush brand in a bid to win back consumers who flocked to Patanjali’s ayurvedic soaps, skin creams, and shampoos.........Read more

Railways will stop paying dividend to Finance Ministry

As the government decides to merge the Railway Budget and the General Budget, Union Cabinet on Wednesday scrapped the Railway Convention Committee (RCC) which determines the rate of dividend to be pa........Read more

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Becomes The Third Richest Man In The World; Leaves Warren Buffet Behind

Online marketplace Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has emerged as the world’s third richest man again. In his race to reach the bronze position of the world’s richest, he has pulled dow...........Read more

Indian Champions League T20: Eigth teams announced for inaugural season

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Magpie Sports Group (MSG) announced on Monday that a total of eight teams will take part in the upcoming inaugural edition of the Indian Champions League (ICL).........Read more

India Highest Recipient of H-1B Visas: US Official

Despite a hefty hike in fees of US H-1B and L-1 visas, there has been no drop in number of applications from India and the country continues to be the highest recipient of H-1B visas, the highest US official in Washington dealing with international visa issues said on Tuesday.........Read more

Kamal Haasan to be conferred France’s Chevalier honour

Actor Kamal Haasan will be awarded the Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government. The Order is part of France’s premier award, the Le........Read more

Racket transferring money to Hong Kong firm busted: CBI

New Delhi, Aug 11: The CBI claimed to have busted a racket of Indian Overseas Bank officials and businessmen who allegedly managed to siphon off 321 crore rupees of public money to a Hong Kong-based company. The CBI said in a statement yesterday said it registered a case against 11 people including three Assistant Managers …........Read more

Proposal for driving licence for gearless scooter after 16 years

Ministry has constituted a panel comprising Transport Ministers from states, headed by Rajasthan Transport Minister to prepare a draft for stricter road safety bill.........Read more

SpaceX successfully launches crucial docking adapter to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning, lofting the company’s Dragon cargo capsule into orbit around Earth. Bound for the International Space...........Read more

Management tech start-up SirionLabs raises $12.25 million from Sequoia, others

Founder CEO Ajay Agarwal says the funds raised in the latest round will be used primarily for strengthening SirionLabs’s go-to-market strategy........Read more

Abhinav Bindra: The Man Who Ended the Drought of Gold

Abhinav Bindra won India's first ever individual gold medal.........Read more

Four IITians Gave Up Everything to Train Aspirants in Kashmir

Four IIT passed out student selflessly motivating and giving trainings to IIT aspirants in Kashmir with a hope that it will change the future of the youths in the valley.........Read more

Taking the U out of UK: Will Scotland, Northern Ireland (and even London) now want an Uxit?

As if a United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union itself wasn't bad enough, the actual results of the referendum will put a real strain on the "U" in the UK. Results suggest that 52% of the United Kingdom have voted to leave, although that........Read more

Live: Brexit knocks off over Rs. 4 lakh cr.from India stock market wealth

Global equity and currency markets crashed on Friday as Britain voted for leaving the European Union. Sentiment suffered a jolt following a meltdown in global equities after referendum result i........Read more

This algorithm can help predict next terror attack

London: Turning to math and social media to protect us from a possible terrorist strike, a team of researchers has come up with an algorithm that they think might predict potential attacks. Physici........Read more

11 Effective Ways You Can Combat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Today, most of us grapple with what is called ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) where our attention is on ten different things, but never on one particular thing. That’s because we’ve got so much on our plate, and we need to finish it by hook or crook........Read more

Jaguar Land Rover Sues Chinese Automaker for Evoque Copy

According to a Reuters report, JLR is suing Jiangling for purportedly imitating the Range Rover Evoque, a rare move by a foreign automaker to fight copycats in the world's biggest automobile market.........Read more

5 Reasons Why Google's Daydream Could Stay Behind in the VR Race

It's the difference between climbing Mount Everest by gripping virtual ladders, or watching someone with a 360-degree camera do it.........Read more

Will Work Harder Till We Win the Confidence of People: Rahul

With poll trends showing a rout for Congress in party-ruled Assam and Kerala and no major gains in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the party will work harder till it wins the confidence and trust of people.........Read more