Coronavirus: PM Modi to Discuss COVID-19 Situation With All Chief Ministers on Thursday

At a time when the death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic has gone up to 38 in country and number of cases gone up to 1,637, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday interact with the chief ministers of all states to take stock of the situation. He will interact with them through video conferencing. ........Read more

Hill Stations in India Are The best! Here Are 10 That Are Close to Delhi

Delhi does have a certain charm even during its hottest months, there is no reason not to escape the heat for a few days and run-up to one of the many hill stations near Delhi. Delhi’s location gives it its extreme climate, but its proximity to the hill stations on the Himalayas is a blessing. So if you are planning to beat the heat, these are the best hill stations near Delhi for the perfect getaway. ........Read more

Azim Premji to retire, son to take over as executive chairman of Wipro

Software services exporter Wipro Ltd said on Thursday founder Azim H Premji would retire as executive chairman and managing director (MD) by the end of July and named Chief Executive Officer Abidali Z Neemuchwala as its new MD.........Read more

30 auditors resigned from Indian companies this year

Since January this year, more than 30 firms have resigned as auditors of companies midterm, compared to about 7 auditor resignations in 2017, ........Read more

Anti-Sterlite protests: Section 144 lifted, normalcy restored in Tuticorin

Tuticorin Collector said that normalcy has been restored in the district and no act of violence has been reported from past 24 hours.........Read more

Adani plans Rs 1,500 cr international airport in Mundra

Port-to-power behemoth Adani group is planning to enter the airport business through an international airport at Mundra in the group’s home state Gujarat. The conglomerate has firmed up plans to upgrade the existing airstrip at Mundra to a full-fledged commercial airport with integrated cargo and aerospace operations. The firm, which has obtained environmental clearance for the project, plans to invest around Rs 1,500 crore in the facility. ........Read more

Tata Tiago AMT Launched In India At Rs. 5.39 Lakh

Tata Motors has introduced the Tiago AMT in the country priced at Rs. 5.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the XZA trim. Only available in a single variant, the Tata Tiago Easy-Shift AMT is available on the petrol version and is essentially the same automated manual unit that is seen on the Zest and Nano models in Tata's line-up.........Read more

Tata Motors launches new sub-brand 'TAMO'

Under the TAMO sub-brand, the company will launch vehicles that are low in volumes requiring low investment. Tata Motors MD said TAMO will be a ring-fenced agile and flexible vertical that would serve as an incubating environment towards new technologies, business models and partnerships.........Read more

Study reveals non-invasive prenatal genetic test is accurate five weeks into pregnancy

The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.........Read more

NHRC issues notice to CBI over ex-bureaucrat’s ‘suicide note’

The NHRC issued notice on Thursday to the CBI over the alleged torture of suspended senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family that led to their suicide, an official statement said.........Read more

'Virtual Merger' With Mukesh's Jio, Says Anil Ambani at Company Meet

Billionaire Anil Ambani celebrated family today, introducing his son Anmol as a new director on the board of his company Reliance Capital and announcing that a "virtual merger" of his Reliance Communications with older brother Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio has now been effected.........Read more

Pakistan envoy summoned, presented proof: Uri attack had origins from PoK

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday and presented him with proof of cross-border origins of Uri attack, where 18 Army personnel were killed by terrorists. The identity of one of the slain Uri attackers was also revealed during the meeting, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup. Preliminary investigations identified the terrorist as Hafiz Ahmed, a native of Muzaffarabad (PoK).........Read more

IDBI Bank said to select arrangers for $896 million share sale

IDBI Bank picks arrangers including Citigroup , Credit Suisse Group and Deutsche Bank to manage a share sale of about Rs6,000 crore........Read more

Can The New 'No Homework Policy' Bring In Changes In Teaching And Parenting?

Going to school without a bag stuffed with books and having no homework to finish: once upon a time, school children may have made fervent pleas to Santa Claus for these wishes to come true. Now, thanks to a directive by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), what was once wishful thinking may soon become a reality for some students in India.........Read more

Governors for 3 states, Manipur goes to Najma

The Centre on Wednesday named former Union minister Najma Heptullah the governor of Manipur, along with three other gubernatorial appointments.........Read more

Will Rio Olympics bring a change in India’s hockey fortunes?

Indian hockey was awesome until Moscow Olympics in 1980, but the slide started soon after every other nation started using Astroturf and the wins dried up........Read more

GST bill passed by Lok Sabha, action now shifts to states

Lok Sabha clears GST bill as amended by Rajya Sabha; govt to now seek consensus from states, but issues of GST rate and revenue control remain........Read more

Knife attack in London kills one, injures six

Knife attack in London kills one, injures six - One dead, others injured in London knife attack with possible terror link, says police........Read more

Latest video of new Hizbul Mujahideen commander emerges in Kashmir

Latest video of new Hizbul Mujahideen commander emerges in Kashmir - The video comes almost three weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen named its new commander under the nom de guerre~ Mehmood Ghaznavi.........Read more

Batman: A Telltale Series promises to be a Batman game unlike any you've played before

Telltale Games, the makers of such masterpieces as Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, decided to try their hand at a Batman game.........Read more

Rio 2016: Watch the incredible journey of Indian women wrestlers to the Olympics

Women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari & Sakshi Malik have already scored a significant victory over sexism in one of India's most conservative states.........Read more

Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 5, now with greater impact resistance

Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 5, now with greater impact resistance - Smartphone glass just got a whole lot tougher!........Read more

We've been looking in the wrong place, MH370 search team says

Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years.........Read more

Monsoon Session: All you need to know about the Bills listed by the govt

Parliament is set to meet for the Monsoon Session from Monday and the government has a slew of Bills listed for consideration in both the Houses, with the all important Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill top on the agenda. ........Read more

Chinese auto firms to fast-track India plans

Changing market dynamics in India and a shift in buyer preference from small cars to utility vehicles has encouraged Chinese automakers........Read more

SpiceJet's 100-Plane And $12 Billion Blockbuster Deal

Two years ago, SpiceJet was fighting for survival as creditors retreated and oil companies refused to refuel its airliners. Today, the world's biggest planemakers are wooing the recovering Indian budget carrier for a potential blockbuster order worth about $12 billion.........Read more

SC to hear plea against NEET ordinance on July 7

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on July 7 a petition challenging a government ordinance diluting an apex court order declaring the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) as the sole means to gain admission to undergraduate MBBS and........Read more

Twitter suffers brief outage in India

Micro-blogging website Twitter suffered a brief outage in India today. The Twitter app however, seemed to be working fine on smartphones.........Read more

Krishna and Radha making love in a leafy bower on the banks of the Yamuna - Kangra or Guler Painting, C. 1780 - Old Indian Arts

The illustration depicts Krishna and Radha making love in a leafy bower on the banks of the Yamuna with papihas or weaver-birds cooing on the branches of a flowering tree beside them and cranes ambling gracefully on the emerald grass adjoining the........Read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport Petrol Launched At Rs 56.50 Lakh

The petrol motor on offer is borrowed from the Jaguar XE sedan. It is a 2.0-litre, four cylinder unit that develops 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. However, unlike the Jaguar that gets an 8-speed gearbox, the Land Rover gets a 9-speed unit. The........Read more

Jiah Khan's death was caused by 'suicidal hanging'; no need to reinvestigate: CBI

Rabia Khan sought a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case, and also demanded that the CBI approach FBI for help.........Read more

Why everyone wants a piece of India Post’s payments bank

50 companies including Barclays Bank, Citibank and many state-owned banks have sent proposals for a partnership with India Post’s payments bank........Read more

Pinarayi Vijayan to become CM: Is he the leader for whom Kerala was waiting? - Firstpost

As Pinarayi Vijayan swears in as the new Chief Minister of Kerala on Wednesday, there is a lot of optimism in the air.........Read more

Sarbjit movie review: The only thing worth watching is Randeep Hooda

Sarbjit movie review: Randeep Hooda nails the look and the accent, letting neither overpower him, and is the only reason to sit through this sagging saga.........Read more

Synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria

A vaccine against one of the most dangerous hospital germs may soon be available. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and the Freie Universität Berlin have developed a substance that elicits an immune response against the gut bacterium Clostridium difficile. The potential vaccine resembles the sugar structures presented on the surface of the bacterium and therefore primes the immune system to recognize the pathogen itself. C. difficile infects a large proportion of patients in hospitals and kills around 15,000 people a year in the USA alone. Doctors could treat the infection with antibiotics, but the bacterium mutates constantly, allowing it to escape the effects of the drugs. The discovery by the Max Planck researchers may pave the way for developing inexpensive and effective vaccines and drugs against C. difficile.........Read more

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing

If biochemists had access to a quantum computer, they could perfectly simulate the properties of new molecules to develop novel drugs in ways that would take the fastest existing computers decades.........Read more

The Polysher will shine your 3D-printed objects

Polymaker wants to make 3D printing a tempting hobby for everyone with its new PolySmooth filament and Polysher machine, which polishes creations so they look shiny and cohesive. The company...........Read more

India’s Kalvari stealth submarine starts sea trials

Kalvari is the first of the India's six Scorpene-class submarines being built under the much-delayed Project 75. The vessels are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in collaboration with French company DCNS.........Read more

Manohar Parrikar Says He Will Present AgustaWestland Chopper Deal Details In Parliament

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that he would present the detailed chronology of the AgustaWestland chopper deal before Parliament on Wednesday. "I will place the detailed chr........Read more

Rajasthan Govt Suspends 6 Officials In Rehabilitation Home Deaths Case

JAIPUR -- The Rajasthan Government on Sunday suspended two deputy directors, one coastal superintendent, one caretaker and two doctors in connection with the death of 11 people, including seven childr........Read more