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Corona vaccine: Why India and rest of world are not so excited over Russian claim

A corona vaccine has arrived. Apparently. Russian President himself on Tuesday. Russia has named its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V -- a reminder of the satellite race with the US decades ago. Russia had launched satellite Sputnik in 1957 before the US could do so Putin, in a rare display, named his daughter among those who have been administered the coronavirus vaccine. Yet, the world has not shown the kind of enthusiasm that was expected for the first vaccine against Covid-19. Even in India, which is now confirming more Covid-19 cases than other countries on a daily basis, there is not much excitement. This is despite the fact that Russia is understood to be open to supply the vaccine to India, and that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has just returned from that country. Russia has registered the vaccine after its health ministry gave approval for the same. Putin, in his speech, said the vaccine passed all mandatory bio-safety tests. Mass production of the vaccine is expected to begin in eight weeks. Russian media reported that the coronavirus vaccine would be available for other countries from January 2021. It is not yet clear if other countries are actually interested in placing orders with Russia or prefer waiting for other vaccine candidates to complete their trials.........Read more

Demand for Cheap Labour in Cities Post Covid-19 Could See More Children Being Forced to Work: TISS Professor

Migrant workers in the country are in the thick of an acute crisis caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, but academics say that the worst is yet to come. Migration of workers from cities could result in the middle-classes shelling out more for local labour that is likely to replace the migrant labourers. But more importantly, the dire circumstances of the poor combined with the demand for cheap labour could result in more children being forced to work in factories, argues Rahul Suresh Sapkal, assistant professor, Centre for Labour Studies, School of Management and Labour Studies, TISS, Mumbai, in this interview to News18. ........Read more

Scarred Minds: There is More to the Psychological Impact of Covid-19 Crisis Than Meets The Eye

People are now told to make up their minds to live with this virus for a long time without any clarity. However, the psychological impact on our migrant workers is clearly visible from what they are saying and doing in the wake of the pandemic and lockdown. Mental trauma and the threat infection are now firmly entrenched in the minds of the people and it is most likely to have an adverse impact on the mental health of the sufferers and their well-being. Researchers and psychologists should try to analyse the nature and gravity of the mental impact on all sections of society including children. ........Read more

Raghuram Rajan to Rahul Gandhi: India needs Rs 65,000 crore to help poor

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is interacting with noted economist and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to discuss the economic crisis looming over India due to the ongoing lockdown and measures to tackle the problem. Rahul Gandhi will be holding a series of such interactions with experts from India and across the world. He said, “This is the first of a series of conversations with global and Indian thought leaders.” The interaction between Rahul Gandhi and Raghuram Rajan is being streamed on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. ........Read more

Sperm Smoothies? Blogger Claims She Is Fighting COVID-19 by Swallowing Boyfriend’s Semen Daily

The 32-year-old health blogger, named Tracy Kiss claimed that she ingests her boyfriend’s sperm every day either ‘directly’, or as part of a smoothie to fight off coronavirus, according to a report in The Sun. Explaining the reason behind it, she says the sperm is packed with vitamin C, calcium and magnesium that aide in keeping us healthy and further everyone to try this secret ingredient. The mother-of-two also said that people don’t adopt her method because they are too embarrassed.........Read more

Need To Wait For Sometime: Supreme Court On Evacuating Indians Stranded In US

The Supreme Court today said there was a need to wait for sometime before any direction is given to the Centre for bringing back Indian citizens stranded in USA in the wake of coronavirus pandemic as efforts are being made by both, New Delhi and Washington, to provide assistance to them. The top court said the US government was extending visas of stranded Indians who are spread across America and at this stage its is difficult to pass direction for bringing them back.........Read more

Know WhatsApp Better Than You Know Yourself With These 25 Tricks

WhatsApp is currently one of the most popular messaging apps in the world with an estimated 1.5 billion monthly active users. WhatsApp has added a lot of features to the app, so it can get a little difficult to find something specific that you need. This is where our WhatsApp tricks come in the picture. We've been writing about WhatsApp for years now, and have tutorials for pretty much all of WhatsApp's features and tricks. This includes lots of hidden features on WhatsApp and some basic ones that can be hard to find when you need them the most. We've also covered some excellent WhatsApp tricks such as how to see WhatsApp messages deleted by others and how to record WhatsApp calls. In this article, we've compiled all of our best WhatsApp tricks in one place. By the time you reach the end of this, you'll know WhatsApp inside out. Well, not as much as WhatsApp owner Facebook, but definitely as well as anyone who uses WhatsApp can. ........Read more

"Chinese Virus," Says Trump Amid US-China Blame Game Over Pandemic

The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as US President Donald Trump referred to the pathogen as the "Chinese Virus." "The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus," the US president tweeted Monday night. Trump's allies had previously referred to the pandemic as the "Chinese coronavirus," but the tweet marks the first time the president said it himself.........Read more

Tata Working On 'Peregrin' Premium Sedan To Rival Honda City

Tata Peregrin could be launched in the coming years to compete against Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. According to a recent report emerged on the internet, Tata’s long-mooted premium sedan is internally named the Peregrin. Codenamed X452, it is said to bear a new name upon arrival and it will be based on the Altroz B2-segment hatchback that went on sale recently. A leaked document indicates that the development of the sedan could be back on.........Read more

Coronavirus Cases in India Spikes to 39 as 5 Test Positive For COVID-19 in Kerala

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India climbed to 39 on Sunday as five of a family in Kerala tested positive for the deadly epidemic which has claimed lives of over 3500 globally. The family had recently returned from Italy, where death toll due to COVID-19 has passed 230. 5 new positive cases of coronavirus have been admitted in the isolation wards. Three people recently returned from Italy due to which two more got the disease here in Pathanamthitta district”, said Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja. ........Read more

The next version of Wi-Fi might detect movement in your home

IEEE is exploring new possibilities with Wi-Fi’s upcoming standard, the 802.11be, such as inter-vehicle connectivity and movement detection in a house. Paul Nikolich, Chairman IEEE 802, told me the main feature would be to get high throughput so multiple devices can connect to the network and exchange data at Gigabit speed over a longer range. Along with that, the group is exploring new features to let vehicles talk to each other and avoid any collision. Plus, a new project Nikolich is personally excited is about sensing movement in a house through RF (Radio Frequency) signals.........Read more

Nirbhaya Case: March 3 Hanging on Track as SC Junks Curative Plea of Pawan Gupta

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative plea of one of the four death row convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, a day before their scheduled hanging. The curative petition was heard in the chamber of Justice Ramana by senior judges Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan. On the other hand, the Supreme Court has also fixed March 5 to hear a petition which was filed by Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), seeking directions to separately execute the convicts.........Read more

Who was Aristotle?

Philosopher, polymath, educator, synthesist, founder. These are just some of the words used to describe Aristotle, the 4th century BCE Greek luminary who (along with Plato) is known as the “father of Western philosophy.” With subjects ranging from physics, biology, and astronomy to logic, ethics, politics, and metaphysics, there is scarcely any field of study or subject that he did not have a significant and lasting impact on. In fact, within the realm of astronomy and physics, Artistotle would be one of the leading authorities whose work would be considered canon for over two thousand years after his death. From Classical Antiquity to the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages and the Rennaissance, Aristotle would be considered the authoritative source on countless subjects.........Read more

Without gender justice not possible to achieve holistic development: PM Narendra Modi

"The government has brought about many changes, whether it be the appointment of women in military service or in the selection process of fighter pilots or regarding their freedom to work in the mines at night." He emphasised that the Indian Constitution guarantees gender justice under the provisions of the right to equality, and India is among the few countries of the world which have ensured the right to vote for women since Independence.  Modi added that after 70 years of Independence, the participation of women in elections is at its highest level ever.........Read more

Ashraf Ghani secures 50.64% votes, wins second term as Afghan president

The incumbent president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, has secured his second term as Afghan president, final election results in the country revealed on Tuesday. In the presidential elections that were conducted in September 2019, Ghani received 50.64% votes. In light of this, the Election Commission declared Ashraf Ghani as the president of Afghanistan. Preliminary polling results earlier had shown Ghani taking a narrow margin over his main rival, Abdullah Abdullah. The results were delayed for nearly five months after allegations of vote-rigging from Abdullah forced a recount.........Read more

Coronavirus: Death toll in China nears 1,500, confirmed cases cross 65,000

The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak has spiked to nearly 1,500 with 121 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to nearly 65,000, health officials said on Friday. The hard-hit Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, has reported 116 new fatalities and reported 4,823 new confirmed cases on Thursday, the provincial health commission said on Friday. The National Health Commission said, with 5,090 new cases the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases soared up to 64,894 as of Thursday.........Read more

India won't forget sacrifice of Pulwama attack bravehearts, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday paid his tribute to CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on February 14 last year, when their convoy was targeted by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit. "Remembering the fallen CRPF personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice," Singh tweeted.........Read more

Achilles’ heel of ALL viruses? Scientists discover holy grail which could lead to UNIVERSAL vaccine

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have uncovered the ‘Achilles’ heel’ of most viruses which plague mankind, and could soon develop a universal vaccine. Vaccine research, development and testing takes a long time, as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has shown, but that is because researchers devote their time, attention and resources to targeting specific viruses one-by-one. But now scientists at MGH have located what may prove to be a game-changing breakthrough for humanity which could strengthen our bodies and make them impervious to most viruses.........Read more

Formula 1 2020: Ferrari show off new SF1000 car for upcoming season with a touch of theatre

Ferrari showed off their 2020 Formula One car with a theatrical show of pride and passion on Tuesday, assuring success-starved fans that it was also very different under the skin to last year’s model. The SF1000, marking the Italian team’s 1,000th race that comes up this year, is the car Ferrari hope can end six years of Mercedes domination and dash Lewis Hamilton’s bid to equal Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles.........Read more

Weightlifting: Jeremy Lalrinnunga Bags Gold With National Record

The Mizoram lifter, who became the first Indian to win a gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, lifted 132kg after two failed attempts but he was at his best in clean and jerk to lift 167kg en route to a total of 299kg. The effort still was way short of his personal best of 306kg recorded at the International Qatar Cup in December last year. In women’s, Jhili Dalabehera shrugged off her last year’s disappointing performance to claim the women’s 45kg title on the opening day championships.........Read more

ED jolt to Shah Rukh Khan’s Knight Riders

The three entities are Multiple Resorts Pvt Ltd, Kolkata’s St. Xavier’s College and Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd. In a statement issued here on Monday, the central probe agency said that “movable and immovable properties belonging to various entities and individuals who received funds from Rose Valley group and related entities having book value of Rs 70.11 crore have been provisionally attached under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)”.........Read more

'10% Quota to West UP Candidates in JNU, Jamia': Union Minister Suggests ‘Treatment’ for Protesting Students

Offering an ultimate “treatment” for protesting students, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Sanjeev Balyan on Wednesday sought a 10 per cent reservation for West UP students in Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia. “Give West UP a 10 per cent reservation in JNU and Jamia and we will treat everyone. They can forget about studying there. No one will dare to chant slogans against the country then,” he said. ........Read more

Prithvi Shaw, Sanju Samson shine as India A beat New Zealand A by 5 wickets

A day after being picked as the injured Shikhar Dhawan's replacement in India's ODI squad for the assignment against New Zealand's senior team, the 20-year-old Shaw smashed 48 off 35 balls to lay the foundation for the visiting team's chase. Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, who replaced Dhawan in India's T20 squad, blazed away to a 21-ball 39, while Suryakumar Yadav hammered 35 off a mere 19 deliveries.........Read more

For 420 Straight Months, Earth Has Been...Blazin'

It’s now been 420 consecutive months that Earth, overall, has experienced temperatures above the 20th-century average, according to data collected from over 25,000 weather stations and scrutinized by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). On Thursday, the agency published data showing that December 2019 was the second hottest December in 140 years of modern record-keeping, and that the last six Decembers were the warmest six Decembers in recorded history.........Read more

The JNU & Jamia Hypocrisy

Which university or administration or government in the world,will tolerate vandalism of state property, rioting,arson and loot,in the guise of "peaceful protests"? Even in America,the mecca of free speech, students at Columbia University, faced strict disciplinary action, when they sought to disrupt an address by Tommy Robinson,who has stood up against radicalised islam,over the years.........Read more

Cop-terrorists nexus: Kashmir DSP likely to be stripped of gallantry award

Singh, who had joined the counter-insurgency Special Operations Group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police as a sub-inspector and he rose quickly to the rank of a DSP in addition to earning the prestigious police medal for gallantry ostensibly for his anti-militancy duties, will now be interrogated by Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing and Military Intelligence teams. There are chances that Singh will be stripped off of his Presidents Gallantry Medal award.........Read more

Court directs chhapaak makers to give credit to Laxmi Agarwal's lawyer Aparna Bhat

Delhi High Court restrains from releasing of film 'Chhapaak' without giving credit to lawyer Aparna Bhat, who represented survivor Lakshmi in her legal battle. The restraint will be effective from January 15 for multiplexes and live streaming and for others from January 17. ........Read more

Most Indian Nobel Winners Brahmins; Constitution Prepared By a Brahmin, Says Gujarat Speaker

Brahmins always stand behind and promote others, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi said lauding the contributions of the community addressing the second edition of Mega Brahmin Business Summit. For example, he had names like BN Rau, Abhijit Banerjee and Rajesh Shukla.........Read more

New Map Issued by India Correctly Depicts Sovereign Territory, no Issue With Nepal: MEA

Amid growing concerns over the new map, Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the new map issued by India in November 2019 correctly depicts the country’s sovereign territory and it has in no manner revised its boundary with Nepal.........Read more

Ambani's Reliance Retail valued at USD 34 billion in new share-swap scheme

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Retail, which runs the country's largest chain of neighbourhood supermarket stores and consumer electronics outlets, has been valued at USD 34 billion (Rs 2.4 lakh crore) in a proposed share-swap scheme for shareholders. Reliance Retail's shareholders have will get one share of its listed parent, Reliance Industries, in exchange for every four shares, according to the scheme of arrangement posted on Reliance Retail's website. ........Read more

Section 144 imposed in Uttar Pradesh amid CAA protests, internet suspended in 16 districts

The affected districts include Bulandshahar, Agra, Sambhal, Bijnor, Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Firozabad, Mathura, Shamli, and Aligarh. The decisions were taken to maintain law and order in the state as protests turned violent last week after the agitators clashed with the police and vandalised public properties. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has initiated a crackdown on miscreants who resorted to violence during the protests against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act. ........Read more

Cabinet Approves Over Rs 8,500 Cr For National Population Register (NPR): All You Need To Know

Despite apprehensions and protests across the country over the newly amended Citizenship law, the government on Tuesday approved over Rs 8,500 Crore for the National Population Register (NPR) to create a database of "usual citizens". The Citizenship Act of 1955 enables the government to register every citizen and issue an ID card to them. The process will be carried out next year under the aegis of the Registrar General and ex-Officio Census Commissioner.........Read more

Oscars 2020: India's Gully Boy Out of The Race, Final Nominations List Releases on January 13

Gully Boy, India’s entry to the 92nd Academy Awards, is now out of the race. The Academy released the list of the shortlisted films in various categories on Tuesday and the Zoya Akhtar‘s directorial is not to be seen in any of the categories. The film was sent as India’s official entry to Oscars 2020 in the Best International Feature Film category, formerly known as Foreign Language Film.........Read more

Deeply Disturbed Due to Violent Protests, Can't Allow Vested Interests to Divide Us: PM Modi

Reacting to the violent protests raging around the country over Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said such protests were ‘deeply distressing’ and not in line with ‘our ethos’. In a series of tweets, the PM expressed sadness over damage to public property and the disturbance of normal life, in the wake of the protests. In his first reaction to the protests Modi wrote on Twitter, “Debate, discussion and dissent are essential parts of democracy but, never has damage to public property and disturbance of normal life been a part of our ethos.” ........Read more

India's Suman Rao crowned Miss World Asia 2019. Here's all you need to know about her

Suman Rao, who represented India at the Miss World 2019 contest in London on December 14, won the title of Miss World Asia 2019 during the beauty pageant. The 21-year-old model qualified to the top three and was announced as the second runner-up of Miss World 2019. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019. Born in Aaidana village near Udaipur, Suman along with her family shifted base to Mumbai after she turned a year old. Suman's father is a jeweller while her mother is a homemaker. ........Read more

Citizenship Amendment Bill 'Not Even .001% Against Minorities': Amit Shah

Union Home Amit Shah tabled the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury led the attack against the government and said that, “Citizenship Amendment Bill is nothing but a targeted legislation over minority people of our country". However, the Union Home Minister hit back and said that, “this Bill is not even .001% against minorities in the country". The draft legislation seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan facing religious persecution there. ........Read more

Food in Tamil Nadu is the most unsafe in country: FSSAI report

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) dropped a bombshell saying over 45 per cent of food samples taken for study last year in Tamil Nadu did not meet the required standards with 12.7 % coming up as adulterated and unsafe for consumption. ........Read more

Leukemia, leukemia cure, leukemia cause, leukemia symtoms,

According to the research presented in the journal Cancer Cell, a new kind of substance called A-485, could help in identifying a common denominator for developing new drugs to combat cancer.........Read more

18,000-Year-Old frozen wolf-dog puppy found in Siberia

Researchers have shared a picture of the ancient puppy after discovering in near perfect condition in Siberia. The puppy's full-body, thick hair, muzzle, and even whiskers and eyelashes were preserved by permafrost.........Read more

New York Consulate issues travel advisory for Overseas Citizen of India cardholders

Reports have emerged of some Indian origin travellers using the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) document to board flights to India from the U.S. running into difficulties with certain airlines.........Read more

19-Year-Old Indian-American Student Sexually Assaulted, Strangled In Chicago

The teen, originally from Hyderabad and an honours student at the University of Illinois, was found dead in the back seat of a family-owned vehicle in a campus garage on Saturday. The assailant, Donald Thurman, 26, was arrested on Sunday from a Chicago metro station. ........Read more

SC's Rs 92,000 cr blow to Airtel, Vodafone-Idea is no shocker at all

The telecom companies will have to pay up around Rs 92,000 to the government in the next few months. Much of the hit will be on Airtel and Vodafone compared with the competition. ........Read more

West Bengal: NDRF Operations Underway to Rescue Three Trapped in Asanol Coal Mine

The National Disaster Response Force personnel are currently undertaking rescue operations to help the three people who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansol’s Kulti area on October 13.........Read more

INX Media case: ED officers reach Tihar jail to interrogate P Chidambaram

The ED officers who will interrogate Chidambaram are Mahesh Gupta, Sandeep Thapliyal and Dainik Jain. It also directed Tihar Jail authorities to make necessary arrangements and provide a secure place to interrogate Chidambaram in the prison.........Read more

PNB fraud accused Mehul Choksi cheated Punjab & Sind Bank of Rs 441 mn

The New Delhi-based PSB has issued notices proclaiming him as a "willful defaulter" who owes the bank the amount for which it has initiated recovery proceedings against him.  ........Read more

IPL Auction To Take Place in Kolkata on December 19: Report

The last mega auction had taken place in 2018 and the all the teams then were allowed to retain five players before they build new squads. ©Twitter/IPL The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 13th edition of the tournament is set to take place in December 2019 in Kolkata. As per a report in espncricinfo, the auction is one final small auction before all the eight IPL franchise – Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – disband next year before gearing up to build a fresh squads in 2021 during a mega auction. The last mega auction had taken place in 2018 and the all the teams then were allowed to retain five players before they build new squads. The report also added that the teams on Monday were informed that the trading window will close on November 14, next month.........Read more

Tata Motors Dealer Offering Scooter Free With Nexon, Tiago, Tigor

Tata Motors recently announced a slew of cashback and discount offers on its model range to a tune of upto Rs 1.5 Lakh. The indigenous automaker is facing the worst of times in terms of sales and only 7,000 units were sold last month, witnessing a mammoth drop of 60 percent, which is among the highest decline in the month of August 2019. The worst affected entity in this slump are dealers and not just Tata Motors as a brand, dealers are also offering hefty discounts over and above the official cashback from Tata. One such hard hit dealer from Madhya Pradesh is offering a unique deal with cars like Nexon, Tiago and Tigor. The dealer is offering a Honda scooter free with the above mentioned three cars. The offer is valid till 30th September, 2019 and was activated on 27th September 2019. However, which Honda scooter is being offered is still unclear. Whatever the case be, the scooter is at least Rs 50,000 in price. Not only this, Tata Motors is trying to push the vehicle sales by offering massive discounts ahead of the festive season to the tune of Rs 50,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh on the Harrier and Hexa SUVs respectively. The cashback is over and above the discounts on the Harrier and Hexa which is Rs 30,000 additional for booking the cars online. The total discount on the Harrier is Rs 80,000, and on the Hexa is Rs 1.80 lakhs.........Read more

Visa critical of India's move towards no-fee debit card transactions

Global card payments group Visa is critical of the Indian government’s decision to boost adoption of electronic payments by requiring banks and card payment networks to offer no-fee debit card transactions, a senior Visa executive said. Last month, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that businesses with annual turnover of 500 million rupees will not have to pay a merchant discount rate on debit card and other digital modes of transactions, excluding credit cards. The discount rate is paid by the merchant to banks, card payment networks, and other financial intermediaries for handling a digital transaction. For debit cards, the fees are on average between 0.40 per cent and 0.80 per cent of the transaction amount, according to industry officials. “I find the logic a bit fallacious because the cost is not free ... I am a firm believer in low economics, but no economics student can believe in no economics,” T R Ramachandran, Visa’s India and South Asia head, said on Monday, speaking on a panel at an industry conference.........Read more

No Survivors in AN-32 Aircraft Crash, Says IAF as Search And Rescue Ops Conclude

The families of all 13 Indian Air Force personnel onboard the AN32 aircraft that went missing on June 3, were informed on Thursday that no survivor could be traced from its crash site near Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh. Following air-warriors lost their life in the tragic #An32 crash - W/C GM Charles, S/L H Vinod, F/L R Thapa, F/L A Tanwar, F/L S Mohanty, F/L MK Garg, WO KK Mishra, Sgt Anoop Kumar, Cpl Sherin, LAC SK Singh, LAC Pankaj, NC(E) Putali & NC(E) Rajesh Kumar.........Read more

Exit polls show majority for NDA. Here’s a look at numbers

The BJP-led NDA will get a clear majority while its main opponent the UPA will fail to reach the magic mark, exit polls by TV channels have predicted. The projections show that the BJP would emerge as the single largest party winning a comfortable majority with its allies. The Congress is looking to improve its tally from 44 in 2014, it predicted.........Read more

Savi Sidhu slams Rahul Gandhi for 'chowkidar chor hai' phrase

Savi Sidhu, an actor who had featured in minor roles in many celebrated Bollywood films, and is currently employed as a watchman at a building in Mumbai's Parel slammed Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for using “foul language” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.........Read more

Chargesheet Filed Against Mohammed Shami For Dowry Harassment And Molestation | Cricket News

India pacer Mohammed Shami has been charged under IPC 498A and 354A for dowry harassment and sexual harassment respectively. With the ICC World Cup 2019 approaches, the charge sheet comes as a major blow for the premier India pacer. ........Read more

Why scientists are using yeast to make marijuana compounds

The marijuana market may be exploding, but there’s only so much land available for growing cannabis. In the search for a more efficient and environmentally friendly way of meeting demand, researchers figured out how yeast, the organism crucial for making bread and beer, can be turned into cannabinoid-producing factories.........Read more

TCL’s first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch

BlackBerry and Alcatel brand steward TCL is working on as many as five different foldable devices, one of them a phone that can bend around your wrist like a bracelet.........Read more

Amid Rafale row, Union minister VK Singh says parts of HAL-made planes fall off on runway

You have seen HAL right? Our two pilots died. Programme is running three and a half years late (and) only eight aircraft has been refurbished...All parts of aircraft fall off on the runway. Is that the capability? And then we say that HAL is not getting work.........Read more

Gujjar Quota Stir Turns Violent in Rajasthan; Protesters Throw Stones at Cops, Vandalise Vehicles

The agitation by the Gujjar community in Rajasthan's Dholpur turned violent on Sunday after scores of protesters threw stones at police teams, prompting officers to open fire.........Read more

Intimate Videos of Couples in Hyderabad Metro Leaked, Probe Launched to Monitor Elevators

Videos of couples sharing intimate moments in the elevators of Hyderabad metro stations have made news in the tech city. At least three videos were leaked over the last 24 hours.........Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Congress wants weaker armed forces

PM Narendra Modi in his last major speech in Parliament before the Lok Sabha contest mocked at attempts to forge an anti-BJP coalition as mahamilawat (grand adulteration) and targeted the Opposition Congress for dynasty politics and presented a report card of his government.........Read more

Hackers Threaten to Reveal 'Secret' Data Linked to 9/11 Attacks

A hacker group has threatened to reveal "secret" data related to September 11 attacks in the US after claiming to have got access to a large cache of confidential files.........Read more

Virat Kohli engineered Anil Kumble’s exit, leaked email suggests

The acrimonious exit of India’s cricket coach last year was given a fresh twist as a leaked email suggested captain Virat Kohli had “frequently” worked behind the scenes against him.........Read more

Shivraj Singh Chouhan Meets Governor, Tenders Resignation

“Ab mein mukt hoon, I am free. I have tendered my resignation to the honourable Governor. The responsibility of defeat is totally mine. I have congratulated Kamal Nath ji,” said Shivraj Singh Chouhan.........Read more

India's first engineless train sets new record, crosses 180 kmph speed limit

India's first locomotive-less train, known as Train 18, breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run on Sunday. If all things go well, Train 18 will replace the current Shatabdi Express - a day train. ........Read more

Hyundai Plans To Invest Rs 7000 Crore In India - NDTV CarAndBike

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to invest ₹ 7000 crores for expanding its current production facility in the state. ........Read more

After Allahabad And Faizabad Rechristening, BJP Lawmaker Demands Agra as 'Agravan' or 'Agrawal'

Days after Allahabad and Faizabad were rechristened as Prayagraj and Ayodhya. Now Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Jagan Prasad Garg has demanded the renaming of Agra as either Agravan or Agraval.........Read more

'Run-Machine' Kohli Becomes Fastest to Scale Mount 10K, Breaks Tendulkar's Historical Record

India captain Virat Kohli ticked another milestone in his glittering and illustrious career as he became the fastest in the world to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODI history. During the second ODI against Windies in Vizag, Kohli touched the magical 10K mark in his 205th ODI innings.........Read more

CBI case against its top official Rakesh Asthana rests on 9 calls, many WhatsApp messages

The CBI has registered a case against Rakesh Asthana on the basis of claims made by a businessman, Sathish Sana, probed by him in a separate case, that he was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 crore by Manoj Prasad, an investment banker based in Dubai to get relief from repeated summons and a clean chit in the case........Read more

Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on flood alert after formation of artificial lake in Tibet

Several districts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been put on flood alert following reports that water of the Yarlung Tsangpo river in China which had been blocked due to landslides.........Read more

Too much sleep bad for brain, study says

Preliminary results from the world's largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between seven to eight hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less – or more – than this amount.........Read more

India to raise import tariffs on electronic and communication items

India said on Thursday it will raise import tariffs on several electronic items and communication devices, in another move to rein in imports and bolster a falling rupee. The latest set of increased tariffs could ratchet up trade tensions with the United States and China, among other countries and hurt the network equipment makers ........Read more

Bajrang Punia might move to court after getting rejected from Khel Ratna Award

Wrestler Bajrang Punia has threatened to move to the court after he was rejected from the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The union sports ministry has decided to present the biggest sporting award of the country to cricket captain Virat Kohli and star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.........Read more

NASA shares 'First Light' images taken by TESS, scouting southern sky for exoplanets

NASA has just shared the very first "science image" captured by its newest exoplanet-hunting telescope called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It shows a wide range of stars and other celestial objects that include star systems that were previously known to contain exoplanets—any planet that is not part of the Solar System.........Read more

Two Get Death Sentence in Mandsaur Minor Girl Rape; Trial Ends in Less Than Two Months

A local court in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday awarded death sentence to the two accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur district.........Read more

Independence Day: MHA Issues Advisory, Asks People Not to Use National Flags Made up of Plastic

The Centre has urged all citizens not to use national flag made up of plastic and asked states and Union Territories to ensure strict compliance of the flag code.........Read more

Leaked Samsung video confirms 512GB Galaxy Note 9

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 has leaked out yet again, this time in an official intro video from the Korean company. This teaser shows off the yellow stylus that comes with the blue edition of the phone and promises a 512GB version. ........Read more

21 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call center scam in US

Over 20 Indian-origin persons have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in the US for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.........Read more

ISJK is planning an attack on the Amarnath Yatra as the four slain terrorists were holed up in Khirram, a village along the pilgrimage route.

ISJK is believed to subscribe to the 'global jihad' model propagated by IS. "There seems to be a symbiotic relationship between IS and its J&K affiliate, with the former allowing terror attacks executed by the latter to be claimed under 'IS' name and ISJK drawing on IS popularity to make an impact on J&K youth.........Read more

If protesters are anti-social, so am I: Kamal Haasan slams Rajinikanth over his Tuticorin remarks

Rajinikanth on Tuticorin protest said "Some anti-social elements infiltrated... (the protesting locals). It is their handiwork," he had said and expressed grief that 'this noble protest' had ended on a bloody note.........Read more

Centre plans Rs 9,000 crore sops to push eco-friendly cars

As part of a Rs 9,400-crore package for electric and hybrid vehicles, the government may offer incentives of up to Rs 2.5 lakh to those scrapping old petrol- or diesel-fired vehicles along with sops for investment to manufacture parts such as motors in the country.........Read more

Rape Accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar may face Narco and Polygraph test

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to conduct narco and polygraph test on rape accused Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar after contradictions were found in his statements during interrogation. During the interrogation, Sengar was given a similar set of questions after a gap of one hour by the CBI officers probing the Unnao rape case. Some of the answers given by him were reportedly found to be contradictory. Hence, the CBI team will now seek court’s permission for narco and polygraph tests.........Read more

Karnataka Elections 2018: EC Sets up Probe over Date Leak, Report in a Week

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya had tweeted the dates ahead of EC’s announcement of the same. While Malviya deleted the tweet, blaming a channel for the information, the ruling party had faced flak for the same. Chief Election Commissioner O.P.Rawat had assured of strict action against those found responsible for the leak. ........Read more

Health insurance claims can’t be rejected on broad definition of genetic disorders: Delhi HC

The Delhi high court on Monday held that it was illegal for health insurance policies to exclude genetic disorders from their scope of coverage. Such exclusionary clauses were held to be in violation of Article 14 (Right to Equality) and Article 21 (Right to Life) of the Constitution for being “too broad, ambiguous and discriminatory”.........Read more

SBI to block its cards for crypto transactions

Given the government and the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) concern around cryptocurrencies, we are actively working on preventing the use of our cards for transactions involving cryptocurrencies. We are in discussions with card networks, Visa and Mastercard, to ensure that such transactions are not cleared for processing on our cards, said CEO of SBI cards.........Read more

I merged with Palaniswami faction of AIADMK on PM Modi’s suggestion: Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, who last year merged his faction of the AIADMK with that of chief minister K Palaniswami, has said that he had acted on a suggestion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.........Read more

Space tech being used for 125 government projects: Isro chief

156 areas where identified where Isro could provide space technology solutions to fast-track projects. Out of those 156 areas, Isro is currently training government officials using space technology for 125 such projects like MGNREGA, navigation system and land demarcation plans. Gradually, the number of such areas will be increased.........Read more

Indian rotavirus vaccine gets WHO pre-qualification certification

The first Indian vaccine against rotavirus has received a World Health Organisation certification, making it eligible for purchase by global agencies like Unicef and GAVI to tackle killer diarrhoea in other nations. The WHO pre-qualification certification came nearly three decades after medical scientists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.........Read more

Trump wants NASA to send astronauts to the Moon — but how exactly?

President Donald Trump is officially directing NASA to send astronauts back to the Moon, as a pit stop to eventually send people to Mars. The move is part of a new order, Space Policy Directive-1. It meant to reorient NASA’s focus from the Red Planet to the Moon, at least in the short term, shifting away from the priorities set forth by the Obama administration.........Read more

IndusInd Bank seals $2.4 billion deal to buy Bharat Financial

India's IndusInd Bank Ltd agreed an all-share deal on Saturday to buy microlender Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd for close to 155 billion rupees ($2.4 billion), boosting its presence in microfinance lending and rural banking.........Read more

Bajaj Dominar To Be Exported To Australia

Bajaj is looking at including Australia as the company's newest export market, and will export Bajaj Dominar motorcycles to Australia. The Dominar is the flagship motorcycle of Bajaj, and is powered by a 373 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine derived from the KTM 390 Duke. The Dominar's engine is detuned to make 34.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm.........Read more

As netas get mega rich in 5 years, SC seeks report

The exponential rise in the assets of MPs and MLAs during their tenure as lawmakers has come under judicial scanner with the Supreme Court on Wednesday directing the Centre to file a comprehensive report on what action or probe it has conducted against 289 legislators, including some senior leaders.........Read more

Kipyegon adds world title to Olympic gold

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon added the world title to her Olympic gold when she won a the women's 1,500M final at London Stadium on Monday. Kipyegon, silver medallist two years ago, took up the running with 600 to go and was stride for stride with in-form Sifan Hassan until the Dutchwoman faded while the Kenyan stayed strong to cross the line in four minutes 2.59 seconds.........Read more

Munna Michael movie review: This Tiger Shroff film makes even Nawazuddin Siddiqui look bad

Everybody, including Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is out of sync in this film. Taking a cue from MJ’s signature moonwalking to picking a dialogue from Wong Kar-wai’s Chunking Express, Sabbir Khan keeps trying to infuse Munna with traits that can strike a balance between Delhi and Mumbai. It’s simple math. Base the film in two biggest territories because that is what Bollywood does.........Read more

22 million Americans will lose insurance under Republican healthcare bill: Federal agency

Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by US Senate Republicans, a non-partisan congressional office said on Monday, likely making it more difficult for the already-fraught legislation to win support for speedy passage.........Read more

Nene Raju Nene Mantri trailer: Rana Daggubati gets into ‘masala’ star mould

Rana Daggubati is finally out of Bhallaladeva mould. In the trailer of Nene Raju Nene Mantri, we see a new Rana -- an actor in his most commercial role yet.........Read more

10.5-inch iPad Pro review: Beauty of a beast

Displays that look like paper, processors that race past many laptops, cameras as good as the latest phones, and a massive software update on the way. Are we finally at the point where iPad Pro is the best computer for highly mobile professions?........Read more

Five friends crack top 10 of AIIMS entrance

Five friends who hung out together, ate together and studied for their medical entrance exam together for two years in Kota, will be together at AIIMS-Delhi for another five years.........Read more

Apple begins manufacturing Siri Speaker, could see WWDC 2017 debut

Apple smart speaker will differ from its competitors by bringing in “virtual surround sound technology” and deep integration with Apple’s current lineup. Prototype testing began months ago, The manufacturing company behind Apple’s AirPods will also be responsible for building out the new speaker.........Read more

Reading to dogs may encourage kids to pick up books: Research

Our results suggest that reading to dogs in an academic setting has the potential to provide motivation, which will help inform future research into this animal-assisted intervention."........Read more

There’s new evidence tying WCry ransomware worm to prolific hacking group

Researchers have found more digital fingerprints tying this month's WCry ransomware worm to the same prolific hacking group that attacked Sony Pictures in 2014 and the Bangladesh Central Bank last year.."........Read more

Honda Africa Twin launched at Rs. 12.9 lakh ex-Delhi, bookings open

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) has launched CRF1000L Africa Twin in India at Rs. 12.9 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The Japanese bike maker started accepting bookings via Honda Wing World dealerships.........Read more

Railway line linking Kashmir with rest of India may become functional by 2021

The railway line, which could become functional in four years, is seen as a big development push by the Narendra Modi government in the valley. Costing over Rs 10,000 crore, it will provide all-weather connectivity and be a cornerstone of the government’s outreach programme in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is being personally monitored by rail minister Suresh Prabhu. ........Read more

Sacked minister Kapil Mishra suspended from AAP

Rebel minister Kapil Mishra has been suspended from the AAP. The PAC took the decision after holding a meeting.........Read more

Infosys plans to hire 10,000 American workers, open 4 U.S. tech centres

IT services firm Infosys Ltd said late on Monday that it plans to hire 10,000 American workers in the next two years and open four technology centres in the United States, starting with a centre this August in Indiana, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence.........Read more

Uber Sues Taxi Unions For Rs 12 Cr Over Strikes; Bombay HC Says Unions Cannot Stop Uber From Plying On Roads

In their lawsuit, Uber has alleged that accused few taxi unions of stopping drivers from working, and blamed them as genuine drivers were "verbally abused, physically assaulted and threatened".........Read more

As Flipkart slips, Amazon is tightening its grip on India's mobile shoppers

On the face of it, the homegrown e-commerce company is leading the pack. As of March, Flipkart accounted for 30.7% of India’s monthly mobile e-commerce users, according to data intelligence firm 7Park Data. Amazon was almost neck-to-neck with Flipkart, capturing 30.3%. Snapdeal lagged far behind at 10.8%.........Read more

German official wants ‘Islam law’ to shed light on funding & teachings by ‘imported imams’

Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister has called for the introduction of an “Islam law” which should enable more transparency in the Muslim community's affairs by setting up an official mosque registry and encouraging imams to conduct services in German.........Read more

Don’t use steel from India, Italy in Keystone pipeline: US Democratic Senators

An influential group of nine Democratic Senators has urged President Donald Trump to not let a Canadian company use foreign made steel, in particular from India and Italy, in the trans-national multibillion controversial Keystone oil pipeline.........Read more

Exclusive: Indian Army considering reducing strength of its 40,000 sahayaks by 25 per cent

The Indian Army, after consultations with the Defence Ministry, is considering cutting down the numbers of its sahayaks or 'buddies' by 25 percent. This would translate to around 10,000 jawans as there are currently about 40,000 sahayaks in the Indian Army.........Read more

Hyderabad uni bans protests near academic buildings, but clarifies on media access

Faced with continuous protests ever since the death of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has decided to make things harder for dissenters. The UoH administration issued a new circular on Thursday, which banned student gatherings within 200 metres of its administrative building or any other academic building, while also adding that protestors should not block any road or entry to any building on the campus. ........Read more

North Korea tests new rocket engine: State media

North Korea has tested a new high-performance rocket engine, the country's state media said on Sunday. Overseeing the test, leader Kim Jong-Un "emphasised that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries".........Read more

AIIMS nurses go on ‘mass casual leave’

Emergency services remained non functional, while Operation Theatres are conducting only essential surgeries in the country's largest medical Institute — All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — where over 2,000 staff nurses have proceeded on mass casual leave on Friday demanding better wages.........Read more

Demonetisation’s Negative Impact Has Been Transient, Says RBI Staff Paper

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that the impact of demonetisation on the Indian economy has been “transient”, in its first macroeconomic assessment of how the Modi government’s note ban decision might have hurt the Indian economy.........Read more

PMO has asked land-owning agencies to launch land census: Govt

“The government has decided … to create a centralised data bank of all government lands including that belonging to government controlled statutory authorities and central public sector enterprises (CPSEs),” Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.........Read more

Badrinath Ki Dulhania movie review: It hurts to see Alia Bhatt in this dishonest film

Badrinath Ki Dulhania – a follow-up to the 2014 hit Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania with the same director, producer and lead artistes – is about a resident of Jhansi called Badrinath Bansal (Varun Dhawan) who works as a recovery agent in his father’s loan business. Badri’s brother Alok (Yash Sinha) was forced to abandon his girlfriend and bring home a bride of his autocratic, dowry-hungry dad’s choice. Badri does not want such misfortune to strike him, so when he falls for Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) from Kota, he takes his destiny into his own hands.........Read more

The Baby Trafficking Racket in West Bengal is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The kidnapper or ‘chele dhora’ has been a device used by generations of families in West Bengal to scare wandering children into coming back home at a certain time or from straying. The other narrative that has survived generations of retelling is the snatching of unattended babies by sanyasis. In popular imagination, the suitably clad ascetic is both anonymous and dangerous.........Read more

Study provides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight control

An international study led by Loyola University Chicago is providing compelling new evidence that exercise is not the key to controlling weight. Physical activity has many proven health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to improving mental health and mood. People who are physically active tend to be healthier and live longer. But while physical activity burns calories, it also increases appetite, and people may compensate by eating more or by being less active the rest of the day.........Read more

Apple demands 15-year customs duty relief before India setup

The government highlights relaxation of duty for Apple would require a complete change in the existing policy. The application seeks ‘full duty exemption on manufacturing and repair inputs (raw materials), yield loss on inputs, components, capital equipment (including parts), and consumables for smartphone manufacturing and services/repair for a period of 15 years for both domestic and export markets,’ said the report.........Read more

Trump finds an unlikely ally: Assange says Russia not behind election hack

Mr. Assange, long reviled by many Republicans as an anarchist lawbreaker out to damage the United States, has won new respect from conservatives who appreciated his site’s release of Democratic emails widely perceived to have hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign. And Mr. Trump has been eager to undercut the conclusion of the F.B.I., the C.I.A. and other agencies that those emails were provided to WikiLeaks courtesy of Russian government hackers.........Read more

Exclusive Deep Dive: Bajaj Dominar 400

We have an exclusive on this bike - everything you wanted to know about it! It's all about going "black" to basics if one were to hold up the promo blurb for the Dominar 400 - the burliest, beefiest and a rather outrageously beautiful and competent motorcycle.........Read more

How a civil engineer in Kerala has become an expert voice on demonetisation

He is a civil engineer who confesses to being a novice in economics. Yet, James Wilson has emerged as an expert commentator on the effects of Narendra Modi’s demonetisation decision, thanks largely to his prowess in mining and interpreting reliable data from various sources. His blog, Decipher the Demonetisation, and his Twitter handle, @jamewils, have become much sought-after resources for students, academicians and journalists.........Read more

The world's longest airline routes

Qantas has confirmed that it will be launching a London-to-Perth leg when it receives its first Boeing 787 -- also known as the Dreamliner. The 14,498-kilometer (9,008 miles) service, due to begin in March 2018, will be the first regular passenger flight to directly link Australia with Europe.........Read more

To beat Coke, PepsiCo sets global target for sugar reduction

PepsiCo Inc has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of goals aimed at tackling problems ranging from obesity to climate change. The New York-based company will announce on Monday that by 2025 at least two thirds of its drinks will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugar per 12 oz serving, up from about 40 percent now.........Read more

How would sex work in space?

Given that Musk hasn’t figured out how to keep people alive on the trip to the Red Planet, it’s unlikely he has details on how people will make more people once they’re there. We don’t have any data on how human bodies will work on Mars specifically, but we have enough information to know that sex in space could be a real hassle.........Read more

Govt mulling reconfiguring PAVA shells to remove anomalies

The Centre is considering "reconfiguring" 'PAVA shells' which were recently introduced in Kashmir for crowd control as an alternative to pellet guns, as these "failed to be of effective use" because of a number of anomalies.........Read more

Pak accuses Modi of ‘well thought-out vilification campaign’ after speech

Pakistan rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion on Sunday that it was exporting terror, saying the remarks were part of a “well thought out vilification campaign” to distract attention from Kashmir.........Read more

Stephen Hawking Doesn't Want Us To Contact Aliens. Here's Why

British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned against announcing our presence to any alien civilisations, especially to those more technologically advanced than humans.........Read more

Siwan journalist murder case: SC issues notice to Lalu's son Tej Pratap and Shahabuddin

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over alleged politician-criminal nexus in Bihar and sought a response from the Nitish Kumar government in the murder of a senior journalist with a national daily, by criminals with political connections.........Read more

Meet the 2 Indians and 1 Indian-American Who Were Selected Among the 17 UN Young Leaders 2016

On September 19, 2016, United Nations unveiled the names of the 17 youth leaders selected for the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals. Two Indians and an Indian-American are among the youth leaders selected for their leadership and contribution to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.........Read more

Supreme Court permits dance bars with liquor minus CCTV, for now

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said dance bars in Maharashtra will continue to operate under the old terms and conditions that permitted serving of liquor with CCTV cameras at the entrance. Without putting on hold the new rules that limited the timings of the dances up to 11.30 p.m., prohibiting serving of liquor and installation of CCTV cameras in the dance bar itself, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C. Nagappan said the “persons granted licence should be allowed to continue under old terms and conditions”. ”You ban liquor in the state,” the bench said, taking exception to the new rules that prohibits serving of liquor at the dance bars.........Read more

Isro’s multi-orbit launch on anvil

The Indian Space Research Organisation is gearing up for its first-ever attempt to place satellites in different orbits from a single rocket launch next week. Isro will be attempting the feat when it launches the workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C35 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Shar, Sriharikota at 9.12 am on September 26. ........Read more

Emmys 2016: All the winners from TV’s big night

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards have wrapped and let's just get it out of the way: Veep. Game of Thrones. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Got it? Good. "It’s just nice to be nominated" is true of every person up until the point where a winner is chosen. We've been keeping a running tally of all the winners so far tonight.........Read more

The Story of A Brief Marriage Imagines the Life of Persecuted Tamils in Sri Lanka

Anuk Arudpragasam's debut novel The Story of a Brief Marriage, is set in that tiny strip of beach where the Sri Lankan civil war came to a brutal end in 2009. Thousands of civilians, we are reminded, kept moving east as the army advanced; having run out of land to escape to, they finally came to this particular beach.........Read more

Cauvery protests turn violent, pro-Tamil activists hurl petrol bombs at Kannada eatery, attack Karnataka vehicles

A group of pro-Tamil activists attacked the New Woodlands Hotel in Chennai over the ongoing Cauvery water row between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday. Some pro-Tamil activists allegedly hurled petrol bombs at Karnataka-based New Woodlands Hotel at Mylapore in Chennai early today. The hotel staff told media that at least six petrol bombs were hurled at the restaurant, which is owned by Krishna Rao.........Read more

Indian Railways to make Rs 11,000 crore by putting adverts on trains

Indian Railways is set to rake in around Rs 11,000 crore by using ad-wrappings on the outside of selected trains. Initially, Indian Railways is offering Rajdhani trains originating in Delhi for vinyl wrapping.........Read more

Watch: An Australian politician says India-style squat toilets threaten the country's way of life

3 hours ago Scroll Staff Share Tweet Email Reddit Print Share Tweet Email Reddit Print TOILET TROUBLE Watch: An Australian politician says India-style squat toilets threaten the country's way of life It's not a joke. Pauline Hanson, Queensland’s representative in Australia’s senate, is worried about a new development in her country. To cater to the 20 per cent of the workforce that is from a non-English speaking background, an Australian taxation office in Melbourne has introduced Indian-style Western toilets.........Read more

Sultan keeps smashing all previous records, collects Rs 500 crore at the worldwide market in just 12 days!

Salman Khan‘s Sultan has been on a record breaking spree ever since it released this Eid. It broke more than 35 records over the 5-day weekend that it enjoyed and looks like it is on its way to smash a few more. The film has performed fabulously over the second weekend too, as it collected........Read more

Behind Kalaripayattu lies a searing tale of blood and fire

The warrior is ready for another combat, seemingly unfettered by the idea that he might suffer a grave injury on a show, performing to empty chairs.........Read more

Master of None's Aziz Ansari first Indian-American to bag Emmy nominations

The Netflix series has been recommended for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy.........Read more

What signals Modi sending to CBN,KCR?

Many are wondering what signals PM Modi is sending to AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu and Telangana CM KCR. Generally political parties try to please their a........Read more

Women of Worth: About the Awardee - Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai

Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a Class IX student who won the Community Impact Award at the prestigious Google Science Fair 2015 held in California has been awarded for Excellence in Science and Innovation.........Read more

CAG seeks auditing of regulators like RBI

National auditor says a significant part of NPAs was due to fraud and may never be recovered........Read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Saina Nehwal says Beijing 2008 proved to be a motivating factor in her career

The ace Indian shuttler opens up about her journey to the top in an upcoming book titled, 'My Olympic Journey.........Read more

Microsoft launches its Planner project management app

Microsoft is now rolling out free access to Planner, its project management app, to all users of its Office 365 productivity suite.........Read more

Live | Maharashtra: At least 17 killed in fire at Central ammunition depot in Pulgaon

Live | Maharashtra: At least 17 killed in fire at Central ammunition depot in Pulgaon - Follow live updates........Read more

Bad blood: 2,234 get HIV after transfusion

In the last 17 months alone, 2,234 persons across India have been infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while getting blood transfusions. The maximum number of such cases — 361 — was repor........Read more

New Species Of 12 Million Years Old Dog Found In Maryland

About 12 million years ago a new species of ancient "bone Crushing" dog roamed in North America says scientists.........Read more

Pepsi is launching a gastronomic assault to capture more of India’s traditional snacks market

When it hit the market in 1999, Kurkure wasn’t just PepsiCo India’s first snack developed entirely in the country. It was also an experiment by the Indian subsidiary of the American food and beverages giant to create a completely new snack food categ........Read more