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What the Reliance Retail-Kishore Biyani Deal Means for Shareholders in Various Future Group Arms

Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, said on Saturday that it was acquiring the Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group's retail, wholesale, logistics, and warehousing businesses on a slump sale basis for Rs 24,713 crore. When a business is sold for a lump sum consideration without values assigned to individual assets and liabilities, it is called a slump sale. The value of the deal is subject to adjustments set out in the composite scheme of arrangement. The Future Group will merge certain companies carrying on the aforementioned businesses into the Future Enterprises Limited (FEL), under the scheme, said a report by CNBCTV18. The report analyses the swap ratio for the merger of the various listed Future Group arms into Future Enterprises. A cursory glance indicates that the deal is positive for all shareholders in all Future Group arms, except the Future Enterprises.........Read more

Govt Allows Use of Low-Cost Steroid Dexamethasone for Moderate, Severe Coronavirus Cases

Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used steroid, was included in the treatment protocols for Covid-19 patients in moderate to severe stages of illness among other therapeutic measures by the Union health ministry on Saturday. According to WHO, the corticosteroid dexamethasone was tested in hospitalised patients with Covid-19 in the United Kingdom's national clinical trial 'RECOVERY' and was found to have benefits for critically ill patients. According to preliminary findings shared with WHO, for patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one-third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was cut by about one-fifth. ........Read more

India asks internet service providers to block WeTransfer

India has ordered its internet service providers (ISPs) to block file-sharing website WeTransfer at a time when hundreds of millions of people are working from home because of a nationwide lockdown to stop the novel coronavirus. The order, dated May 18, from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which was reviewed by Reuters, does not specify a reason for blocking the website, but invokes a clause from conditions laid out for granting licences to ISPs. The clause directs all licence holders to block websites in the “interest of national security or public interest”. ........Read more

Zurich Airport gets security clearance to build Noida's Jewar airport

Principal Secretary to UP Chief Minister, SP Goyal, took to Twitter to inform about the development. "Glad to share that Zurich Airport International AG has got the Security Clearance for the development of the Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar!!," Goyal tweeted. Glad to share that Zurich Airport International AG has got the Security Clearance for the development of the Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar!! Last year in November, Zurich Airport had won the contract to bid and operate the proposed international airport at Jewar, Uttar Pradesh.........Read more

This European Nation Has Opened Its Borders After Declaring End to Coronavirus Epidemic

Slovenia opened its borders on Friday after declaring an end to its coronavirus epidemic, despite new infections still being reported. "Today Slovenia has the best epidemic situation in Europe, which enables us to call off the general epidemic," Prime Minister Janez Jansa said, two months after the epidemic was declared. The mountainous nation of two million people, which borders Italy, had reported some 1,500 coronavirus cases and 103 deaths as of Thursday. But with the rate of new infections trailing off, the government ordered borders open for all EU citizens, while non-EU citizens will have to stay in quarantine. ........Read more

After Boys Locker Room, 'Girls Locker Room' Trends Online; Twitter Asks 'What's Wrong With Teenagers?'

A day after an online chat group called ‘Bois locker room’ was busted on Twitter for glorifying rape culture, another alleged version of the girls’ locker room has started trending on the micro blogging site. Many screenshots shared on Twitter have alleged that just like the boys’ version, there is a similar chat group that sexualises and objectifies boys and talks trash about their bodies. ........Read more

Tamil Nadu Muslims Organisation Demands Immediate Release Of all Foreign Tablighi Jamaat Preachers

The FMOPP has condemned the arrest of Tablighi preachers who were on a pilgrimage in Tamil Nadu. FMOPP President Kajamoinudeen Bakavi called for the deportation of the preachers to their respective countries and until then, the Tamil Nadu government should treat them respectfully. Terming the state government’s approach as “anti-minority”, Bakavi said the preachers’ were arrested on false complaints. He alleged that the preachers were treated “like terrorists” and wondered if the state government would do the same to members of other religions.........Read more

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 'Polls on February 8, Counting of Votes on Feb 11,' Announces CEC Sunil Arora

Chief Election Commission Sunil Arora said over 13, 000 polling stations will be set up in Delhi for the upcoming Assembly polls. He also stated that 90,000 officials will be deployed for the election purpose. The EC stated that it is committed to holding fair polls in the national capital. He also stated that 1.46 crore voters will be exercising their franchise this time. ........Read more

Rosogolla Battle Between Odisha-West Bengal is Over, Bengal Gets to Keep The GI Tag Status

The Geographical Indications Registry announced that West Bengal gets to retain the Geographical Indications (GI) tag accorded to ‘Banglar Rosgolla’.........Read more

Consumer confidence fell to six-year low in September: RBI

According to the data, the Current Situation Index (CCI) fell to 89.4 in September from 95.7 recorded in July. It had touched 88 in September 2013. Almost half or 47.9% of the households surveyed felt the overall economic situation had worsened.........Read more

World's Largest Brewer, Banned In Delhi, Probed For Alleged Tax Evasion

AB InBev, which sells beer brands such as Budweiser and Hoegaarden, has a 17.5% market share in India Delhi Police is probing a case of alleged tax evasion involving Anheuser-Busch InBev, according to a police officer and a document seen by news agency Reuters, a setback for the brewer already battling a three-year city ban. Local authorities barred AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, in July from selling its beer in the high profile New Delhi market for evading taxes. The company has denied the allegations and appealed the order. The Delhi ban followed an investigation by city authorities which found that beer maker SABMiller - acquired by AB InBev in 2016 for around $100 billion - used duplicate barcodes on its beer bottles supplied to city retailers that year, allowing it to pay lower taxes. The Delhi government's ban order had also called for further action against the company and a local bar outlet for alleged violation of criminal law provisions such as conspiracy, cheating and forgery. A senior Delhi police official, Anant Kumar Gunjan, told Reuters that officers had launched an investigation into the case after receiving a request from the state government, a move that could potentially lead to criminal charges. "We are investigating this, it is under inquiry," said Mr Gunjan, adding that police would conduct its own probe before registering a formal case.........Read more

India seeks ISIS-like focus from UNSC on Pak-based terrorists

India on Tuesday sought to push the UN Security Council to not stop at proscribing terrorists and terrorist groups such as the Pakistan-based D-Company, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba but follow up by granting them a “similar degree of interest” as it did to “denude” the Islamic State. Participating in a UNSC discussion on linkages between organized crime and international terrorism, Indian Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin also called for the world body to start collaborating its counter-terrorism efforts with the Financial Action Task Force, saying the Paris-based watchdog has been “playing a significant role in setting global standards for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing”. India has felt frustrated by the lack of on-going and committed collective action to degrade these sub-continental terrorists and entities as was undertaken by the UNSC to tackle the Islamic State (IS or ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The UNSC did not stop after simply proscribing the outfit. Pakistan among nations backing India for 2-year UN Security Council term.........Read more

Monsoon likely to hit Andhra Pradesh, Telangana after June 16

We expect monsoon to enter Telangana after 16 June, the same for Andhra. It will enter this region after 2-3 days. In south coastal Andhra, we have given heatwave warning for 3 days and in Telangana for 2 days. Monsoon is expected to be normal, Mukund Rao, Meteorologist at IMD Hyderabad said. The IMD had earlier predicted that the monsoon would arrive by June 12 but with Cyclone Vayu draining away all the moisture.........Read more

It's Already History's Wettest World Cup and Rain Threat for 5 of India's Next 6 Matches is Over 50%

According to Accuweather.com, a commercial weather forecasting service provider, at least 10 of the next 29 matches have more than 60 per cent chances of precipitation or 'chances of rain', while six others have more than 50 per cent probability of rain. Threat of rain playing a factor in the game also looms large over the much-hyped India-Pakistan clash in Manchester on Sunday, June 16, with forecast suggesting a 64 per cent chances of rain.........Read more

Asian Games 2018: Indian Rowers Win Historic Gold in Men's Quadruple Sculls

The Indian rowers on Friday created history as they claim a historic gold medal in the men’s Quadruple Sculls event of the 2018 Asian Games. ........Read more

Massive fire erupts at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai's Chembur

A fire broke out at a refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Mumbai after explosions. Seven fire engines and two foam tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, officials said.........Read more

Eating dinner early may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer

A recent study says [eople who have their dinner before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to sleep may have a lower risk of developing breast and prostate cancer.........Read more

Uttarakhand launches balloon-based internet

Uttarakhand launches balloon-based internet yo provide internet access to rural areas, the hill state will use tethered aerostats.........Read more

'China is using a debt trap as a disciplinary tool to run Maldives': Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed said that huge vanity infrastructure projects funded by China in his country were "debt traps" in return for supporting dictatorship, abusing human rights, and silencing local dissent.........Read more

Android Messages may soon let you text from the web

you may be able to easily send text messages from your computer soon. Just as you can with Allo and WhatsApp, it appears as though you’ll be able to go to a webpage, scan a QR code, and have it get connected up to your phone as an easier way to send texts. That’s all well and good — it takes care of a gap that Android users have had to use third-party products to fill for a long time. ........Read more

Google fined Rs136 crore for unfair business practices in India

Passing the order on complaints filed in 2012, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said the penalty is being imposed on Google for “infringing anti-trust conduct”. Globally, this is one of the rare cases where Google has been penalized for unfair business practices.........Read more

Rajinikanth And Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 Postponed Yet Again, To Not Release On April 14

After too many rescheduling, the Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer finally had an official releasing date, which was April 14, 2018. But now it seems that the film will not release in April. Reportedly, the sci-fi film, which is touted as the most expensive film not just in India, but across Asia, has been pushed further; it is most likely to be postponed by two to three months.........Read more

Clashes in London after Lord Nazir calls for Kashmir's independence on Republic Day

Clashes erupted outside the Indian High Commission in London on Friday evening as Lord Nazir Ahmed, a pro-Pakistan peer in the House of Lords, organised a "black day" protest demanding the freedom of Kashmir and Khalistan.........Read more

Soon, passport may not be a valid address proof; here's why

The Ministry of External Affairs is considering keeping the last page of the passport, which currently contains many details of the holder including the address, blank. The passport now also comes with a barcode, which when scanned pulls out all the details of the individual. The MEA is also said to be considering a few other changes to the passport, including the colour scheme, the passports that require an emigration check may come in orange.........Read more

Volvo plans to bring only hybrids, EVs to India from 2019 | Team-BHP

Charles Frump, Managing Director of Volvo Auto India has revealed that the Swedish carmaker plans to bring only hybrid, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric vehicles to India starting 2019. The company also plans to phase out conventional engine options in new vehicles.........Read more

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to overweight and obesity in children, adults: Analysis of new studies

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)- which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) - concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called 'empty calories' that these drinks contain.........Read more

Uber a taxi company, not a tech firm: EU court

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow on Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too.........Read more

After Modi accuses Pakistan and Congress of collusion, Islamabad says 'don't drag us into your electoral battle'

A day after PM Narendra Modi accused the Congress of colluding with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the Gujarat polls, Islamabad hit back and asked not to be dragged into domestic electoral battles.........Read more

J-K: Four terrorists gunned down in Budgam

Four militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Budgam district. The gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in the central Kashmir village of Putlipora near Pakherpora area this morning. ........Read more

Paytm Payments Bank Formally Inaugrated, To Invest $500 Mn In KYC

The bank will have zero charges on all online transactions and no minimum balance requirement and will offer free personalized RuPay digital debit card. It will also offer a 4-7% interest rate on savings account, and up to 7% on a linked sweep out Fixed Deposit. The company has planned an investment of $500 Mn in KYC (Know Your Customer) operations.........Read more

Pooja Ghatkar Clinches Gold Medal in Women’s 10m Air Rifle at The Commonwealth Shooting Championship

India’s Pooja Ghatkar has won a gold medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle gold at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Australia. Pooja took the numero uno position after finishing with a score of 249.8 in the final. Her compatriot Anjum Moudgil, who ended with 248.7 points, had to settle for a silver medal.........Read more

PM’s eco panel zeroes in on 10 areas to spur growth, jobs

Acknowledging that the economy is in the midst of a slowdown, the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council on Wednesday identified 10 key areas to revive growth and boost job creation in the next six months.........Read more

Passengers Can Now Rate Meal Being Served on Indian Railways

Passengers on premium trains will now be able to rate the meal they were served on their journeys. Passengers will be able to give instant feedback on a tablet before they get off the train. In the new system, passengers would be asked to rate different aspects of the food being served – on quality, quantity, presentation, staff behaviour and overall satisfaction – on a scale of 1-5.........Read more

From Railways, defence, roads to economy; here is Niti Aayog’s Three Year Action Agenda

The government think tank has come out with a detailed plan for reforms in the economy, judiciary, regulatory structure and social sectors, in its ‘Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20’. ........Read more

Smriti Irani behind my exit; ministry told me not to clear Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Pahlaj Nihalani

“Indu Sarkar was the main issue... Smriti Irani is always an issue… Whichever ministry she has been a part of, she has made her presence felt,” he told Pradhan. “She told me, why are you not clearing Indu Sarkar without cuts? I said, I will go with the procedure. She wanted to show her presence in the I&B ministry and who bigger a target than me? She is a powerful minister wherever she goes.”........Read more

‘Crawl to seat, we don’t care’: SpiceJet crew allegedly insult India’s first wheelchair tennis player

India’s first wheelchair tennis player, Madhu Bagri was traveling on a Spice Jet flight from Tirupati to Ahmedabad via Hyderabad. Narrating her ordeal, Madhu alleged that the crew had asked her to “walk, crawl or do anything to reach” her seat. This as the aisle on the aircraft was too narrow to accommodate her wheel-chair.........Read more

No plans to remove Rabindranath Tagore from school books: HRD Ministry

The government has no plan to remove Ravindranath Tagore from school textbooks, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Responding to the issue raised by Derek O'Brien (TMC) during the Zero Hour, the minister said the government respected Tagore and all others who had contributed to the freedom and literature of the country.........Read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan Rejects India’s Request For Consular Access Yet Again

Pakistan, yet again, rejected India’s request for the consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav on Saturday. The ex-naval officer, Jadhav, was sentenced to death in April this year under charges of espionage and terrorism.........Read more

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Researchers develop new wave of electronics

As electronics become increasingly pervasive in our lives – from smart phones to wearable sensors – so too does the ever rising amount of electronic waste they create. A United Nations Environment Program report found that almost 50 million tons of electronic waste were thrown out in 2017—more than 20 percent higher than waste in 2015.........Read more

Drug regulator finds D Cold Total, Combiflam, Oflox 100 to be substandard

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has found popular painkiller Combiflam and cold medicine D Cold Total, manufactured and sold by Sanofi India and Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare India, respectively, to be substandard in its tests done last month.........Read more

Legalise 'Sati' first: Azam Khan's shocker on triple talaq

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked another controversy by asking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to reinstate 'sati pratha', an obsolete Hindu tradition where a widow immolated herself on her husband's pyre, before banning triple talaq in the state.........Read more

US National Security Agency spying on BJP, says Wikileaks report

Global whistleblower agency Wikileaks has claimed that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) is authorised to spy on foreign-based political organizations including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a report, Wikileaks claimed that apart from BJP, NSA is also spying on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The report even claimed that the NSA has hacked into Pakistan's mobile networking systems.........Read more

Doormat row: India privately took Amazon to task over insulting flag; issue was escalated to Jeff Bezos

India's reaction to an Amazon.com website selling doormats resembling the country's flag involved an unprecedented public and private offensive against the US company by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, a document shows.........Read more

HDFC, ICICI, Axis to charge you at least Rs 150 after four free transactions a month

India’s leading private banks said on Wednesday they will charge a minimum of Rs 150 for cash deposits and withdrawals after four free transactions in a month, reviving charges that were kept in abeyance briefly after the government scrapped high-value notes in November. HDFC, ICICI and Axis banks will calculate the fee – aimed at reducing cash dealings – at the rate of Rs 5 for every Rs 1,000 transacted or Rs 150, whichever is lower.........Read more

Planet 9 Can't Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues

Astronomers using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) in the Canary Islands looked at two distant asteroids called Extreme Trans Neptunian Objects’ (ETNOs), and spectroscopic observations show and their present-day orbits could be the result of a past interaction with a large “superearth”-type object orbiting the Sun at a distance between 300 to 600 AU.........Read more

The man who started 100 Editions

100 Editions is a project that tries to bridge the gap between the public and art, without losing sight of commerce. Angappan, the force behind it believes that even art could do with clever marketing........Read more

Pakistani military leaders support terrorist groups that attack India: Husain Haqqani

Pakistani military leaders extend their support to terrorist groups that attack India, noted Central and South Asia expert Husain Haqqani has said in a report. He also says that while the Pakistani Army has cracked down on terrorists attacking the country itself, it has done nothing to curb terrorists plotting attacks against and carrying them out in India.........Read more

Don’t philosophise until you’re rich first: Shah Rukh Khan

“Don’t philosophise until you’re rich first. I used to be poor, and I can tell you there’s nothing romantic about it. When young people, friends, say they want to be great creative novelists, I advise them to be a copywriter first, make a little money. Don’t be a struggling artist; be a happy one.”........Read more

No, Jesus was not a “NonWhite” refugee who would have voted for

The problem with identity politics is that they are fully ignorant of, among other things, history. And they must be as blind visually as they are intellectually. How did Judeans and Galileans look like at the time of Christ? Not according to your politically driven classifications; and not according to some BS in a 2001 article in Scientific American (based on “scientific” reconstruction of facial features and skin tone from … bones). ........Read more

O Panneerselvam to urge PM Narendra Modi to confer Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa

Several political leaders from Tamil Nadu, including MG Ramachandran, had been conferred with 'Bharat Ratna'. Tamil Nadu chief minister will also hand over a letter to Modi for installing a life size bronze statue of Jayalalithaa in the Parliament Complex.........Read more

India top country of origin of international migrants: Pew

India is the top country of origin of international migrants, with 15.6 million Indians living abroad, according to a Pew research which said international migrants make up 3.3 per cent of the world’s population. Ahead of the International Migrants Day, Pew Research said as of 2015, nearly 3.5 million Indians lived in the UAE, the world’s second-largest migration corridor.........Read more

Total individual wealth in India is a whopping Rs 304 lakh crore, says Karvy

It expects the individual wealth in India to grow to Rs 558-lakh crore at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9% over the next five years.........Read more

Physicist and former ISRO chief MGK Menon passes away at 88

Distinguished physicist and former ISRO chief M.G.K. Menon passed away at his residence here on Tuesday. He was 88. Menon was ill for some time. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Professor Menon, who was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, worked with noted scientists, including his mentor Homi Jehangir Bhabha, with whom he pioneered Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). Menon had served as Union Minister of State for Science, Technology and Education in the V.P. Singh government.........Read more

Freeze accounts, block websites of Zakir Naik’s NGO IRF: NIA to banks

On the fifth day of its crackdown on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Rsearch Foundation, the National Investigative Agency on Wednesday wrote to banks asking them to freeze accounts of the banned NGO and Zakir Naik. It has also written to the Home Ministry for blocking websites and other online activities of Zakir Naik and IRF.........Read more

Exclusive: Will never ally or form a government with BJPs help, says Mayawati

In an exclusive interview to India Today, BSP chief Mayawati has vowed never to ally with or form a government with the BJPs help. -We are getting an absolute majority, I dont need anybodys help, the BSP will form the government on its own,- said Mayawati.........Read more

All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQ To Go On Sale By 2020; First Car Will Be Built In Bremen

It was at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that Mercedes-Benz announced its all-electric division - EQ and now the company has confirmed that the first car from this division will be built in the North German city of Bremen. The first production EQ battery-electric car will be based around the Generation EQ concept car that was showcased in Paris.........Read more

Anti-trust threat to rise of Flipkart, Amazon, Ola, Uber, MakeMyTrip?

So far, the antitrust regulator CCI has largely ruled in favour of internet businesses when they have been accused of predatory pricing and other unfair practices........Read more

Rape survivor-turned-superhero comic Priya’s Shakti takes on acid attacks

“Priya’s Shakti” was the first Indian comic book of its kind, using augmented reality technology to tell the story of a young rural woman who is gang-raped and consequently shamed by her family and community.........Read more

Sony to Return to Image Sensor Production in Full Capacity

Sony Corp's image sensor production will return to full capacity in the October-March half-year due to a pickup in smartphone demand, having spent part of the past year running just under full strength, the head of its chip-making subsidiary said. The business environment for our customers is improving," President Yasuhiro Ueda of Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp said at a news conference on Friday, at Sony's sensor factory in the Kumamoto region of southern Japan.........Read more

MuSigma gets new CEO in Dhiraj Rajaram

Mu Sigma Inc. founder Dhiraj Rajaram has taken charge as chief executive officer (CEO) of the data analytics start-up he calls India’s only profitable unicorn, replacing his former wife Ambiga Subramanian after buying out her stake in the firm.........Read more

Mutual funds pump in Rs 11,600 cr in stock market

Mutual funds have invested over Rs 11,600 crore in equity markets in the current financial year so far due to strong participation from retail investors. This is on top of over Rs 70,000 crore already invested in the entire 2015 and around Rs 24,000 crore in 2014. “Over the last few years, we have seen a shift in investment towards equity class as investment avenues like real estate and gold are not doing well,” Bajaj Capital Group CEO and Director Anil Chopra said.........Read more

IIT-B’s feat: Mumbai’s first satellite to lift off on September 26

MUMBAI: IIT Bombay's first student satellite, Pratham, will be launched on September 26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.........Read more

Meet S Pradeep Kumar, the Dronacharya award winner behind India’s best swimmers

The swimming fraternity in India literally thanked the Union Sports Ministry for clearing a long due when it decided to decorate illustrious coach S Pradeep Kumar with the Dronacharya award last month. Such has been his influence in swimming for the last three decades. As the head coach of India’s premier swimming school, the Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre in Bengaluru, Pradeep has groomed more than 8,000 competitive swimmers, who went on to clinch 4,000 medals, of which 1,800 were of golden hue, in various national competitions conducted by the Swimming Federation of India. His constant monitoring and training helped his wards erase 250 national marks from the record books. Above all, he was able to produce five Olympians and four Arjuna awardees.........Read more

Kei Nishikori upsets Andy Murray to reach US Open semis

Japans Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 see-saw victory to reach the US Open semi-finals.........Read more

ISIS planning knife attacks in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Rajasthan: IB Alert

The Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert warning of groups sympathetic to the ISIS launching a knife attack on foreigners in India.........Read more

8 Most Bizarre Body Modifications (body mods, extreme body modifications, extreme body mods)

Exrtreme body mods: from Eyeball Tattoos to 3D-art implants, eight body modifications to blow your mind. Being unique takes some pain. (body mods, extreme body modifications, extreme body mods)........Read more

AAP releases CCTV image of Modi dumping piles of cash at AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar's residence

After maintaining a studied silence on news of an Income Tax raid at AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar’s residence that reportedly unearthed Rs. 130 crore of ‘unaccounted cash’, the Aam Aadmi Party has hit back and hit back hard at the Modi government by ........Read more

Peepli Live co-director Farooqui held guilty of raping an American national

A trial court today convicted Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui of raping an American woman in 2015.........Read more

Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere, says study

Great Red Spot storm heating Jupiter's atmosphere, says study - The storm spans 13,670 miles by 7,456 miles (22,000 km by 12,000 km) and is located in Jupiter's lower atmosphere.........Read more

Gone in 80 minutes: How old cars are dismantled

All mechanical parts of the vehicle, including the engine, are loaded and carted away . The CNG tank is taken out.........Read more

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to play an alien in 'Star Trek Beyond'

Amazon.com Founder Jeff Bezos is set to guest star in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond film, according to director Justin Lin The Verge reported. Amazon boss........Read more

Why India's Huge Trade Deficit With China Isn't Improving: Foreign Media

Deep in the Himalayas some three miles above sea level, Indian security forces and Chinese soldiers gaze at each other through a barbed-wire fence while trucks carrying goods from both sides pass through a large iron gate that marks the border.........Read more

NASA's Next Mars Rover Set for 2020 Launch

The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favourable for microbial life.........Read more

Twitter Tries to Get Stickier

Twitter fans who want to dress up pix they post to the service can do it with #Stickers, a new feature announced Monday. "Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props to make your photos more fun," said Sasank Reddy, a senior product manager at Twitter.........Read more

Do you need a bot to talk to your bank?

They're here — or they're about to be. The wave of bots. We've been waiting for them for half a year now, and now that they've received an imprimatur from the biggest companies in tech we're...........Read more

1st T20: MS Dhoni fails to finish as Zimbabwe stun India to take lead

Chasing 171, India could only manage 168 as the visiting batsmen came under pressure for the very first time during the tour. With the win, Zimbabwe have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.........Read more

Nine Chinese cities to host Yoga Day celebrations

Nine cities in eastern China are to host the second International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations from June 18-26 June, with the theme “9 Cities, 9 Days bringing 9,000 Chinese Yoga lovers closer to India”.........Read more

Swamy targets Rajan again by seeking CBI probe on small finance bank licences

Subramanian Swamy alleges 10 entities were granted ‘in-principle approval’ by the RBI despite their failure to meet the eligibility criteria........Read more

Kejriwal defends himself, blames Modi for rejection of 'dual office bill'

The President had refused to give assent to a legislation that protects 21 AAP MLAs from disqualification.........Read more

Droughts and Floods: India's Water Crises Demand More Than Grand Projects

India is facing one of its most serious droughts in recent memory – official estimates suggest that at least 330 million people are likely to be affected by acute shortages of water. As the subcontinent awaits the imminent arrival of the monsoon rain........Read more