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SoftBank-backed Ola Electric buys Dutch scooter company Etergo

A unit of SoftBank Group-backed (9984.T) Indian ride-hailing company Ola will buy Amsterdam-based electric scooter company Etergo as part of its plan to locally build electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on Wednesday. Ola Electric did not disclose the amount it was paying to acquire Etergo, which was last valued at around 84 million euros ($92 million), according to a source familiar with the deal. Etergo’s scooters use swappable, high energy density batteries that give it a range of up to 240 km. ........Read more

How many calories does exercise really burn?

Not surprisingly, the takeaway-style food is some of the most calorie-packed, with burger and chips coming in at a whopping 1,123 calories, while roast chicken breast with mash and leeks in a creamy sauce is a more respectable 760 calories. But the all-important question is: how long does it take to burn off the puddings? The 788-calorie chocolate brownie with ice cream requires 69 minutes on a running machine, the sticky toffee pudding with sauce and clotted cream 39 minutes, and you’d have to jog for 40 minutes to burn off the cheesecake, 11 for ice cream, and just six for the sorbet. The cheese board is the co-worst offender, with the same calories and exercise required as for the brownie.........Read more

I won't create false hopes: De Villiers on playing for South Africa again

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced the cancellation or postponement of many events but the T20 World Cup remains on schedule in Australia later this year for now. "I can't see six months into the future. If the tournament is postponed to next year a whole lot of things will change. At the moment I feel available, but at the same time I don't know how my body will see it and if I will be healthy at that time," De Villiers told Afrikaans-language Sunday newspaper 'Rapport'. "...I might get to a point where I have to tell 'Bouch' (coach Mark Boucher) I was interested, I would like to play a role but I'm not going to be able to play myself. I'm afraid of such a commitment and creating false hope," he added.........Read more

Punjab to extend lockdown till May 1: CM Amarinder Singh

While state after state has signalled their intention to extend the lockdown — Karnataka had said that the Cabinet wants the lockdown to be “continued for another 15 days”. While the Centre is mulling over the extension of the nationwide lockdown beyond April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would hold another round of discussions with the chief ministers on April 11 before taking a final decision.........Read more

ICMR Issues Advisory for Rapid Antibody-based Blood Tests for COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters and in large migration gatherings or evacuee centres. The decision for recommending these tests was taken at an emergency meeting of the National Task Force held recently. The move comes in the wake of the country reporting 3072 COVID-19 cases including 75 deaths so far. The results of antibody tests similar to blood tests are available in 15-30 minutes. ........Read more

Andhra High Court directs govt to stick to 50% quota cap in local body polls

In an earlier order, the government had proposed 59.85% reservation in seats in local bodies for SCs, STs and OBCs. The proposal was challenged in the high court which ruled that the reservation limit cannot exceed the 50% cap. In a bench of Chief Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari and Nainala Jayasurya, the lawyers for the petitioners argued that reservations over 50% were against the Supreme Court directives. The petitioners contended that the reservations were to be made as per the population census but in this case, the reservation for backward classes was proposed without any scientific data.........Read more

India vs New Zealand | Kyle Jamieson's Five-for Puts New Zealand in Charge on First Day

After a fantastic debut in the first Test, Kyle Jamieson continued his rich vein of form as he grabbed a five-wicket haul on Saturday to put New Zealand in the box seat on day one of the second Test against India in Christchurch. New Zealand, who won the crucial toss with an inviting green pitch on offer, were 63 without loss when stumps were drawn after having skittled India out for 242. Tom Blundell was on 29 with Tom Latham on 27.........Read more

India Shipped 15.8 Crore Phones In 2019, Defeats US To Be 2nd Largest Smartphone Market

Indians love smartphones. So much so that India was regarded as one of the most crucial market for phone makers across the globe. And now a study estimates that it has defeated the US in the running for the most shipped smartphones. While China still maintains the top slot with the most amount of smartphone users, India is now second in the world, when it comes to the number of smartphones shipped to the nation. According to Counterpoint research, last year, India shipped 158 million smartphones -- which was 7 percent less than last year. Analysts link the spike to devices being aggressively priced while also packing a ton of features for the price.........Read more

26/11 terror attacks mastermind 'enjoying' Pakistan's hospitality: India

India on Friday said there was a feeling among the international community that Pakistan was not being serious in taking action against the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, despite the fact that its mastermind, Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, is "enjoying" Islamabad's hospitality and roaming around "freely". "We all know who were the perpetrators in the attack and we all know who is the mastermind is. We are aware that the mastermind is roaming freely and enjoying Pakistan's hospitality. We have shared all the evidence with them. ........Read more

Govt extends deadline for mandatory FASTags by two weeks to December 15

To facilitate sufficient lead time to citizens to obtain FASTag, it has now been decided that all the lanes in the Fee plazas shall be declared as 'FASTag lane of Fee Plaza' by December 15, 2019, a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways communication said. ........Read more

Google’s Pixel 4 face unlock has one major privacy weakness

BBC News reporter Chris Fox has noticed an alarming privacy concern with Google’s face unlock: it works even if your eyes are fully closed. ........Read more

Flipkart and Amazon under Government scanner for discounts after retailer complaints

A number of complaints from local trade groups allege that e-commerce players are violating the rules by “burning money” to provide discounts. The complaint also highlighted the fact that some discounts extend beyond the 50 percent mark during the ongoing festive sales.........Read more

Russian Prez Vladimir Putin 'doesn't share the excitement' on Greta Thunberg's UN speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin took aim at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling an energy forum he did not share the excitement about her United Nations speech last month. “How dare you?” “I may disappoint you but I don’t share the common excitement about the speech by Greta Thunberg. Representational image “No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different and ... people in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden.” U.S. President Donald Trump mocked Thunberg and Canadian Member of Parliament Maxime Bernier called her alarmist and mentally unstable. Thunberg said their mockery of children showed her message had become “too loud to handle”. “But when someone is using children and teenagers in personal interests, it only deserves to be condemned.........Read more

Water level in Yamuna crosses 'warning mark', CM calls meeting to assess situation

The water level in the River Yamuna crossed the warning mark on Monday, prompting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to call a meeting of departments concerned to assess the situation and review arrangements in place. On Sunday, the government had sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people in low-lying areas to vacate their homes as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark on Monday, East Delhi district magistrate said in an order. Delhi agencies on alert as Yamuna level reaches 203.27 mts The Yamuna was flowing at 203.37 metres on Sunday evening and its water level is expected to rise further to 207 metres on Monday following heavy rains and 8.28 lakh cusecs water being released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage. The danger mark is 205.33 metres. "Water level is rising due to heavy rains as well as the release of water from Hathini Kund Barrage and water level of Yamuna may rise up to 207 metres by 10 am tomorrow, putting at risk to public life and property," East Delhi district magistrate Deepak Shinde said in an order. It has directed all sub-divisional magistrates to evacuate people from low-lying areas with the help of Delhi Police and civil defence volunteers by 9 am on Monday.........Read more

SC Summons Chiefs of CBI, IB, Delhi Police After Lawyer Submits 'Proof' of Conspiracy Against CJI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned CBI director, Delhi Police Commissioner and the Intelligence Bureau chief to examine issues of judicial corruption and alleged attempts to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case. ........Read more

U.S. imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

The United States imposed sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.........Read more

India, US Agree to Build Six Nuclear Power Plants to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

India and the US have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation. The two countries said this in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue.........Read more

Tamil Nadu to ban TikTok app because users upload obscene videos on it

Tamil Nadu Information Technology minister M Manikandan announced in the assembly that he would request the state government for a ban on TikTok. He says that the app is addictive and encourages pornography.........Read more

US warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks

The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks.........Read more

Ignoring Congress Objection, Govt May Soon Announce New CBI Chief From Shortlist of 3 Names

The Centre is likely to announce the name of next CBI chief soon, ignoring the objections raised by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee.........Read more

Google+ is officially deleting consumer data starting April 2nd

Google decided to shut down Google+ by April 2nd. All the content will be deleted, which includes all the images and videos from the Google+ pages. However, photos and videos backed up to google photos are safe.........Read more

BSNL employees call strike from Dec 3, allege govt is patronising Reliance Jio

The employees association of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited have planned an indefinite strike from December 3 alleging that the government is patronising Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio.........Read more

Big crackdown against ‘overground’ Maoists supporters planned, says CRPF DG

A first-time concerted crackdown has been launched against “overground” Maoist supporters in various states and about 500 such people have been apprehended by the security forces in Chhattisgarh alone over the last one year.........Read more

We Can Now 3D Print Parts Of The Human Eye

In a groundbreaking development, scientists at Newcastle University have successfully 3D printed the cornea from a human eye.........Read more

Amid RBI Maintains Its Status Quo, Cryptocurrency Exchange BuyUcoin Launches Decentralized Crypto-Tokens

As the RBI’s grace period to banks dealing with cryptocurrency entities is set to end next month. BuyUcoin, a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet company, has now announced the launch of BuyUcoin Token (BUC).........Read more

For 14th consecutive day, fuel prices increased across country

The revised petrol prices in metro cities are - Delhi: Rs 78.12 per litre; Mumbai: Rs 85.93; Kolkata: Rs 80.76 and Chennai: Rs 81.11.........Read more

Karnataka elections: Congress will win 126, BJP, 70 and JD(S), 27 says survey

A survey conducted in Karnataka shows the Congress bettering its tally in the upcoming assembly elections 2018. The pre-poll survey conducted between March 1 and 25 across 154 assembly constituencies states that the Congress would improve its vote share by 9 per cent and end up with 46 per cent of the vote share.........Read more

Menopause symptoms linked to poor sleep quality, says study

Sleep quality seemed to get worse as women went through menopause, with about 30 percent of postmenopausal women reporting poor sleep. In particular, sleep disturbances and sleep latency became worse in postmenopausal women.........Read more

Government to take district hospitals to medical college level, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The government is looking at taking district hospitals to the level of medical colleges, a move that will help address the issue of shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.........Read more

London City Airport closed after WWII bomb found in River Thames

London City Airport announced its closure on Sunday after a World War Two bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames. The ordinance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport. Thousands of bombs were dropped on London during the “Blitz” by German Air Forces between September 1940 and May 1941.........Read more

Chandrababu Naidu launches 'Swachh Andhra Mission', appoints PV Sindhu as the brand ambassador

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today launched the Swachh Andhra Mission, a statewide cleanliness drive following the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Chief Minister also announced that International Player and Pride of Andhra Pradesh PV Sindhu will be the brand ambassador of Swachh Andhra.........Read more

New renders give us our best look yet at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

We know practically everything there is to know about this hotly anticipated Android phablet, from the Note 8’s specs and design to Samsung’s unveiling and release timing. In fact, the company’s mobile boss even went as far as to confirm on record that the Galaxy Note 8 will be released in September. That’s right, Samsung is so excited about its next-generation flagship phone that it confirmed the handset’s release timing even before announcing the phone.........Read more

Samsung's latest app livestreams your mobile gameplay

Even with the advent of Twitch, broadcasting mobile gameplay footage has been finicky for awhile. Samsung wants to make it easier with its new Game Live app for recent Samsung Galaxy handsets, as spotted by SamMobile. So long as your device is running Android 6.0 or newer, pushing your gameplay to Facebook, Twitch and YouTube shouldn't be too much leg work.........Read more

DriveSpark - 2018 Hyundai i30N Revealed — Its First True Performance Car

Hyundai has taken the wraps off its first true performance car i30N, the first model to be designed and developed by its new N performance division. Under the hood, power comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, delivering 247bhp and 353Nm of torque. This means the Hyundai's new entrant onto the hot hatch segment outperforms the 242bhp Golf GTI Performance pack on pure power, while the i30 N boasts a performance pack of its own, which produces up to 271bhp.........Read more

Fact check: Indian black money in Swiss banks has reduced but most of it has nothing to do with Modi

The data shows 2016 was the third straight year that money held by Indians in Swiss bank accounts declined. The data is only up till June of that year, so recent measures such as the scrapping of high-value notes or demonetisation on November 8 and the Income Tax department’s efforts to get information on black money stashed abroad cannot be credited as contributing factors........Read more

DU Releases 2nd Cut-Off List With Marginal Dip For Popular Courses

The Delhi University on Friday night announced the second cut-off list for admissions to various merit- based undergraduate courses, with the highest 98.25 percent for BA (Hons) Psychology in Lady Shri Ram College for Women.........Read more

Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats—they are good for your cognition

A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands - a phrase commonly used to justify ones chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase now shown to actually harbor some truth, as the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols: a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects.........Read more

Pakistan in Champions Trophy final due to external factors, says Aamer Sohail

The 50-year-old said: “Sarfraz needs to be told that you have not done anything great. Someone has helped you win the game. There is no reason for you (Sarfraz) to be so happy. We all know what happens behind the scenes. Don’t wish to get into the details on who won them the games. If asked, I will say that the prayers of the fans and God has won them the games.........Read more

A School For Failures In Anna Hazare’s Village Gave 100% Results, More Than 10 Above 90% Scores In Boards

Sant Shri Sant Nilobaray Vidyalaya in Ralegan Siddhi is famously known as the school of “failures”. The institution admits expelled or failed students who lack interest in studies. Following their tradition, this year again the school has given 100% results with at least 10 students scoring above 90%.........Read more

Computers are starting to reason like humans

Humans are generally pretty good at relational reasoning, a kind of thinking that uses logic to connect and compare places, sequences, and other entities. But the two main types of AI—statistical and symbolic—have been slow to develop similar capacities. Statistical AI, or machine learning, is great at pattern recognition, but not at using logic. And symbolic AI can reason about relationships using predetermined rules, but it’s not great at learning on the fly.........Read more

RIL-BP to invest ₹40K crore in developing KG-D6 basin

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries (RIL) and British energy giant BP Plc. have agreed to invest ₹40,000 crore ($6 billion) in developing discovered gas fields in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin’s block KG-D6 after a lull of six years. ........Read more

Flipkart Gears To Launch ‘One-Stop Mobile App By Year End

Homegrown ecommerce company Flipkart is reportedly planning to launch a ‘one-stop' mobile app. Users will now get a chance to order food, hail a cab, plan a vacation, or buy daily essentials. ...........Read more

More Powerful Mahindra XUV500 To Be Launched Later This Year

Mahindra will introduce upgrades on the relatively new XUV500 as well, which will is likely to be launched later in 2017. The automaker's flagship offering received a comprehensive facelift in 2015 and the upcoming version is expected to bring mild cosmetic tweaks, new features and more power to the model.........Read more

Supreme Court refuses to hear Justice Karnan’s plea to stay order

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, evading arrest since May 9, today failed to get relief from the Supreme Court, which refused to hear his plea seeking a stay on an order awarding him a six-month jail term for contempt of court........Read more

Mobile phone penetration in India set to rise to 85-90% by 2020: report

Only half of the smartphone owners in India are going to subscribe to network data service by 2020, says a report issued by Omidyar Network. However, only half of the smartphone owners in the country are going to subscribe to network data service by 2020.........Read more

Paytm to start payments bank operations from May 23

The company will transfer its wallet business, which has over 218 million mobile wallet users, to the newly incorporated PPBL. After months of delay, Paytm is now all set to commence its payments bank operations from May 23, having received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).........Read more

After govt imposes social media ban, 16 year-old Kashmiri develops his own Facebook replacement

Thanks to the ban, the app has attracted over a thousand users and most of them seem satisfied with its features. While the ‘KashBook’ name gives it a local Kashmiri touch, the app also offers something special with the option to communicate in the local Kashmiri language.........Read more

First Look Poster: Krish & Kangana's Manikarnika

Here is the first look poster of Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika the queen of Jhansi in Krish direction........Read more

Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phones to be sourced from Chinese manufacturers

Reliance Jio is supposed to be working on 4G VoLTE feature phones, and various leaks have taken place around these devices in the past. Now a new report has said the company is currently looking to source these phones from manufacturers in China.........Read more

Triple talaq should go, my govt will end practice: PM

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to the Muslim community to not view triple talaq from a "political perspective", several community leaders said that they favoured leaving the issue to introspection within the community, and that the matter should reach a consensus internally. He said that that his gover........Read more

150 militants waiting near LoC in PoK to infiltrate: Army

About 150 militants are waiting near the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to sneak into the Valley, a top Army official said today with an assertion that the attempts would be foiled.........Read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals against death sentence in higher court in Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, has filed an appeal on behalf of him at a higher court in Pakistan on Wednesday. Jadhav, an Indian national, was awarded death sentence by the Islamabad military court on allegations of spying and anti-state activities.........Read more

Medical Institutes unable to bear 30 per cent additional financial impact after implementation of 7CPC, says MoHFW

The report issued by the MoHFW also confirmed that the Government has not put any mandatory condition on Medical Institutes to generate 30 per cent of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission. All these answers came after the Central Government Employee Federation had written a letter to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.........Read more

Uber forced to admit that Google’s self-driving cars are way better than its own

Uber filed its much-anticipated response to the bombshell lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo on Friday, arguing that it couldn’t have stolen the self-driving secrets Waymo claims because Uber is still using off-the-shelf technology for its autonomous vehicles. Uber says that the Google spinoff’s lawsuit is “a misfire,” but in doing so, the combative ride-hailing company was forced to make a begrudging admission: that Google’s self-driving cars are far superior to its own.........Read more

12,000 fake ₹500 notes seized

It’s not only the ₹2,000 notes that have been counterfeited, over 12,000 pieces of fake ₹500 notes have been seized after demonetisation in 17 border States, according to the information provided by the Home Ministry to the Rajya Sabha.........Read more

Govt Release In Madhya Pradesh Says New Syllabus For Madrasas Will Teach Students Loyalty To Their Country

While education in madrassas have always been questioned, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh said in now a new syllabus was being prepared by the Madrasa board so that Muslim students could be taught loyalty to the country.........Read more

The new Hizbul commander's call to fight for Islam over Kashmir is cause for alarm

A video by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Rashid Bhat urging Kashmiri youth to fight for Islam’s supremacy rather than a new nation-state, which was widely reported last week, should give us pause. This is not the dominant sentiment in Kashmir, but the speech does give a glimpse into how a significant proportion of Kashmiri students and other teenagers now think. This is precisely the age group that was on the streets for close to four months last year, following the killing of Burhan Wani – Bhat’s predecessor as Hizbul Mujahideen commander – by security forces on July 8.........Read more

G20 financial leaders acquiesce to U.S., drop free trade pledge

Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day meeting failed to yield a compromise.........Read more

Baahubali2 new poster out, Prabhas' powerful stance on an elephant

On the occasion of MahaShivratri, SS Rajamouli has surprised us with a brand new poster of Baahubali 2 – This one features Prabhas in all his glory, standing authoritatively on an elephant.........Read more

All new Honda Civic Type R to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

All new Honda Civic Type R to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Honda has said that the Type R Civic will enter the production facility by the summers of 2017 at the HUM (Honda UK Manufacturing) facility which currently makes the current Honda Civic hatchback.........Read more

A Chip Flaw Strips Away Hacking Protections for Millions of Devices

Dutch researchers has found a technique that undermines that so-called address space layout randomization, creating the You Are Here arrow that hackers need to orient themselves inside a stranger’s computer. That means any of the common memory corruption bugs found in software applications on a daily basis could lead to a much deeper takeover of a target PC or smartphone. And because the attack exploits not software but hardware, it leaves millions of devices at risk regardless of their operating system—and it can’t be fully fixed with any mere software update.........Read more

Sasikala seeks Modi's support for exempting TN from NEET

"We need your support in the matter of Tamil Nadu seeking exemption from NEET. The people and students of Tamil Nadu, specially the medical aspirants would thank you immensely for your support," Recalling that her mentor 'Amma' (late CM Jayalalithaa) had persistently sought exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu in the interests of students from poor economic background, she said the bills have been passed to protect the students.........Read more

Budget 2017: Which items to cost more, what turns cheaper

Among products whose prices are set to soar up, include gutkha, tobacco, cigarette, paan masala, cigar and cheroots. The excise duty has been raised on all tobacco-based products. Meanwhile, the customs duty on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and solar energy panels have been decreased, significantly bringing down their prices. ........Read more

LG vs CM in Puducherry: Kiran Bedi cancels Narayanasamy’s order banning social media use for official work

In a direct face-off with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi on Thursday cancelled his order banning the use of social media for official work. The Puducherry government had on January 3 banned the use of social media for official purposes. The ban order by Narayanasamy was in contrast to Bedi’s push for the use of social media for monitoring implementation of government schemes........Read more

Tata Steel to acquire Brahmani River Pellets for Rs900 crore

Tata Steel Ltd on Friday said it agreed to buy Brahmani River Pellets Ltd (BRPL) from Moorgate Industries Group for about Rs900 crore, which would give it access to a 4 million tonne (mt) pellet production factory and a 4.7 mt iron ore processing facility in Odisha.........Read more

Railways introduces French security system for trains

The Indian Railways on Wednesday launched a Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) provided by French firm Thales on the 68-km-long Basin Bridge-Arakkonam section in southern India, said a Thales official. ........Read more

Over 30 youth from Kerala attended ISIS camps in Afghanistan: NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into 21 missing persons from Kerala has unearthed that more than 30 youths from the state had attended ISIS training camps in Afghanistan.........Read more

Soon, schools can fail Class V, VIII students

The Centre will soon empower all the states and Union territories to bring in provisions for holding annual examinations in their schools for Class V and Class VIII students, by tweaking the no-detention policy stipulated under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.........Read more

New Generation Land Rover Discovery Revealed

The 5th generation of the Land Rover Discovery is a very crucial product for the Tata-Owned British marque. Not only is it an iconic nameplate that carries quite the rich legacy, but it also becomes crucial in JLR's quest for larger volumes.........Read more

Priyanka Chopra: I’m evil and mean in Dwayne Johnson starrer Baywatch

Actress Priyanka Chopra says her character in her Hollywood feature film debut “Baywatch” is evil and mean. The 34-years-old “Quantico” star, who is playing the role of antagonist Victoria Leeds in the movie adaptation of popular TV series of 90s, said people will hate her in the film, reported ET online. The movie also stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.........Read more

The F-35 just proved it can take Russian or Chinese airspace without firing a shot

An F-35B just carried out a remarkable test where its sensors spotted an airborne target, sent the data to an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense site, and had the land-based outpost fire a missile to defeat the target – thereby destroying an airborne adversary without firing a single shot of its own. F-35 stealth fighter jet also known as “Lightning-2” is the fifth generation fighter developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for US Airforce, Navy and Marine Corps.........Read more

Paralympics 2016 | Iranian Cyclist dies in tragic accident

Iranian Cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad’s tragic death has cast a shadow over the Paralympics in Rio ahead of its closing ceremony. The 48-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after being involved in a crash in the C4-5 event and passed away yesterday in a hospital.........Read more

Are these the strangest relics in history?

Religions have long venerated the remnants of revered figures. But, as Kelly Grovier explains, there are intriguing secular relics too – from Einstein’s eyes to Napoleon’s penis.........Read more

Samsung urges consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7

Seoul, Sept 11: Cell phone manufacturer Samsung has urged owners of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to stop using or exchange the devices as they risk exploding. Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging. Samsung confirmed that the battery cell in the model was …........Read more

Samsung urges users to turn in their Galaxy Note 7 handsets as soon as possible

Samsung urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to turn in their handsets as soon as possible as part of a recall aimed at limiting damage.........Read more

Never called Obama ‘son of a bitch’, Ban Ki-moon a ‘fool’, says Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told US President Barack Obama he never called him a “son of a bitch” but maintained UN chief Ban Ki-moon was a “fool” for bringing up human rights.........Read more

Bosch concealed Volkswagen use of ‘defeat device’ software

A filing in US court expands on claims plaintiffs lawyers made in August, when they alleged Bosch was a ‘knowing and active participant’ in VW’s decade-long scheme........Read more

Players urge ICC to adopt two-tier cricket

As a select group of senior administrators meet in Dubai to finalise a proposed model for radical changes to the game's schedule, the players have warned of a massed exodus to Twenty20 leagues if nothing is done.........Read more

DNA sequenced in space for first time: NASA

NASA has successfully conducted the first genome sequencing in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space opens a whole new world of scientific and medical possibilities, NASA said. For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule........Read more

The Funny Side: Vampires got it right, say scientists studying youthful blood

A group of scientists injected young mouse-blood into older mice and got "signs of a return to youthfulness".........Read more

L-G Jung transfers senior Delhi officers, Kejriwal lashes out at PM Modi

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday ordered the transfer of several senior officials in various departments of the Delhi government, prompting chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to accuse the Centre of meddling.........Read more

#ReadyToWait: Keep Women Out Of Sabarimala, Says New Campaign - By Women

In Kerala a group of women have started a Facebook campaign two days ago called #ReadyToWait to say that they back the ban on women of reproductive age from the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, one of the most revered sites of worship among Hindus.........Read more

Aarushi Murder Case: Nupur Talwar Granted Parole For 3 Weeks

Nupur Talwar, who is serving a jail term for the murder of her 13-year-old daughter Aarushi Talwar, has been granted parole for three weeks to visit her unwell mother.........Read more

After Twitter, PM set to conquer app space

PM app downloaded 2.5 million times, to see 20-fold growth in user base........Read more

Pathankot attack: US gives new information on Pakistan hand

It was found that Jaan was using a FB account connected to the same mobile number which the attackers called from Pathankot after abducting Punjab police SP Salwinder Singh.........Read more

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, coach Gopichand presented BMW cars

Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were today presented BMW cars by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar here.........Read more

Illicit gold: India's smugglers shut out refiners, banks

Smuggled gold could account for more than a third of demand this year in India - the world's second-biggest buyer of the metal after China - potentially costing the government over $1 billion in lost revenue.........Read more

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu Rai to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

A day after the Olympic Games came to an end in Rio de Janerio, the government on Monday conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016 to Olympic medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik; ace gymna........Read more

Trump to lay out plan for combating radical Islamic terrorism

Donald Trump will lay out his plans for defeating ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism, painting the fight as an ideological struggle on par with that of the Cold War.........Read more

Pakistan huffs and puffs over US support for India in Afghanistan and Kashmir

Pakistan is exposing its fundamental insecurity by admonishing the US for keeping quiet about Kashmir and encouraging India to boost aid to Afghanistan........Read more

Modi, Putin, Jayalalithaa dedicate KKNP-1 to the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russia President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday jointly dedicated to the nation the 1,000 MW Kudankulam nuclear power plant-I.........Read more

Augmented Reality is Coming Soon to Your car

According to new ABI Research data, within the next decade more than 11 million new cars on the road will boast integrated augmented reality technology.........Read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Shooters Apurvi, Ayonika Fail to Qualify for Quarters

Apurvi was placed in the 34th position with a combined score of 411.6 while Ayonika was 43rd with 407.0 among 53 shooters at the Olympic Shooting Centre.........Read more

In Pics | AAP’s first list for Punjab: Meet the 19 candidates

Of the 19 AAP candidates announced on Thursday for the Punjab assembly elections due early next year, Harjot Singh Bains (left) for Sahnewal is the party’s state youth chief and Rupinder Kaur ‘Ruby’ from Bathinda (rural) are two of the under-30 faces. While Bains (25) is a practising lawyer, Ruby (28) is pursuing a doctorate in law.........Read more

Should hospitals give patients unbanked blood to save their lives?

Unbanked blood transfusion is illegal. But short of blood, rural hospitals in Chhattisgarh say it is not unethical.........Read more

Researchers Discover What Is Likely The World's Deepest Underwater Sinkhole In The South China Sea

As local fishermen tell it, the deep blue "Dragon Hole" in the Paracel Islands, called the "eye" of the South China Sea, is where the Monkey King in "Journey to the West" acquired his famous golden cudgel.........Read more

Captured, Tortured By Pak And Still An IAF Pilot: A Kargil Hero's Story

During the Kargil War in 1999, K Nachiketa was a 26-year-old fighter pilot assigned the task of hitting Pakistani posts in Kargil at altitudes in excess of 17,000 feet.........Read more

Non-lethal alternatives to pellet guns: Rajnath

Facing flak over the use of pellet guns that caused eye injuries to 53 persons, Home Minister sets up panel that will submit report on non-fatal options within two months.........Read more

One lakh transactions under taxmen’s watch

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Monday that it put together a database of about nine lakh high-value transactions, of which nearly one lakh that involve purchases or investments exce........Read more

Khemka chargesheeted by Hry govt for causing financial loss to HSDC

The BJP government in Haryana has ordered a chargesheet against Ashok Khemka for allegedly causing avoidable financial loss to Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC) in 2012-13 on account of unsold stocks of wheat seeds.........Read more

Rendered Tata X451 micro SUV looks attractive

Tata Motors has been working on various products that come under their plan of launching two models every year till 2020. Test mules of its upcoming models such as the Hexa SUV, Kite 5 sedan, Nexon........Read more

Jaypee salvages UltraTech cement deal, loses control of Jaiprakash Associates

Bankers have invoked strategic debt restructuring norms to convert Jaiprakash Associates’s debt to equity........Read more

PM Modi to induct 19 'doers and performers' in his Cabinet tomorrow: Sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to announce an expansion of his Cabinet at 11 am on Tuesday. The changes to the Union Cabinet are set to "bring in doers and performers" and be a break from political appointments based on caste, religion and other such considerations, sources said.........Read more

RSS-backed magazine targets Ashoka: ‘He was reason for India’s decline… (but) worshipped as great’

The RVKP is affiliated to the Sangh Parivar as a part of the RSS’s tribal wing, the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, which is headquartered in Chhattisgarh.........Read more

Ikea to hire equal number of men, women at offices, stores here

Each of the 25 stores it plans to have will engage 500-600 co-workers and indirectly provide employment for 1,500........Read more

Shastri living in fool's world, says angry Sourav Ganguly

The raging feud between two former Indian captains today turned uglier after Sourav Ganguly lashed out at Ravi Shastri saying the Mumbaikar was........Read more

Kabali second teaser: Smashing Rajinikanth brings back 80s heat wave

The much-awaited Kabalis Neruppu Da teaser is out and its infectiously captivating.........Read more

Ratan Tata invests in Kyazoonga

Most recently it was adjudged a close runner up in the ticketing bid for the Rio 2016 Olympics........Read more

Saved over Rs 36,000 crore annually by stopping leakage, theft in govt schemes: PM Modi

Saved over Rs 36,000 crore annually by stopping leakage, theft in govt schemes: PM Modi - PM Modi vows to root out corruption in India.........Read more

Hookah is several times more dangerous than smoking cigarettes! Find out how

New Delhi: You might have thought Sisha or Hookah smoking is safer than cigarettes, but that's not true. Research shows that it is actually several times more dangerous than smoking cigarettes.........Read more

Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in India

The company reportedly won't be exempt from requirements that 30 percent of products be locally sourced.........Read more

Troubles Again :: Censor Board refuses to give certification due

Seems Censor board troubles have started once again in Film industry. Initially they faced trouble for chopping off lip-lock scenes in James Bond's la........Read more

DMK chief Karunanidhi interview: Election Commission colluded with AIADMK

, the nonagenarian warhorse accuses the Election Commission of “aligning” with the ruling party. He charges the EC with not acting on the DMK’s memorandums seeking elimination of duplicate voters in........Read more

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif in the Eye of the Storm

The prime minister faces a particularly testing series of crises.........Read more

Why Indians don’t care about corrupt politicians, according to Raghuram Rajan and others

Potential benefits to voters often trump concerns over crime or corruption.........Read more

64 places named after Gandhis in Delhi alone: Rishi Kapoor tweets map

The 63-year-old actor on Thursday again tweeted out a map of Delhi, highlighting the places named after the Nehrus and Gandhis.........Read more

India's Single Emergency Number to be Active from Jan 1, 2017

The service will also be accessible even through those SIMs and landlines whose outgoing call facility has been stopped or temporarily suspended.........Read more

How Pranayama Can Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance

Work got more demanding recently, and I had no time to exercise in the daily hustle bustle. But there was one thing I made sure I took time out for, and that's pranayama. A 30-minute pranayama every day (I also practiced it through the day when I sat on my work desk or travelled by car) got me super-fit mentally and physically and helped me handle the pressures of work and home.........Read more

‘Pulakeshin’s victory over Harsha was in 618 AD’

Researchers from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), which houses South Asia’s largest collection of manuscripts and rare texts, claim to have fixed the date of Emperor Harshavardhan’s........Read more

Why removing Handwara army bunker is a much-need victory for mainstream politics in Kashmir - Firstpost

Of the five demands made by the local representatives of Handwara, one was the removal of the installation. For the first time in recent memory, the state government managed to break the cycle of violence by directly involving the stakeholders........Read more

After China's protest, India cancels visa for dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa - Times of India

India has cancelled visa for Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa, citing Interpol's red corner notice against him. A few days back, China had protested in strong terms New Delhi's decision to allow Uyghur activists to come to India to meet Dalai Lama.........Read more

Behind Mitsubishi's faked data, fierce competition - Times of India

Rivals like Suzuki and Daihatsu, an affiliate of Toyota, produce vehicles with significantly better mileage, a crucial selling point for cars designed to appeal to the most budget-conscious buyers. This may have increased the pressure on Mitsubishi.........Read more