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The Only Indian Superstar In Forbes 2020

The annual Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities 2020 features one and only Indian actor and that is Bollywood’s action hero, Akshay Kumar. The actor is 52 years old now and his position on the list is also 52, coincidentally. Akshay Kumar surpassed Hollywood biggies like Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and singer Rihanna, with earnings of 48.5 million dollars. Akshay reacted on Forbes list and he spoke a few deets about his struggles right from the beginning of his career. “You have to change with the times. From screenplays and scripts to technology and the way of shooting and the audience. The zeros in my check have changed. Everything has changed. I just wanted to earn around 10 crore rupees, that’s it. But I’m a human being, and when I made my first 10 crores, I thought, why can’t I make 100 crores. To be honest there was no stopping me,” he said.........Read more

Indian Idol 11 Grand Finale: Sunny Hindustani Lifts The Trophy, Here's What All Happened

The grand finale of the singing reality show, Indian Idol 11 took place today. Sunny Hindustani, who was a consistent contestant, has been declared as the winner. He was competing with Adriz Ghosh, Ankone Mukherjee, Rohit Raut and Ridham Kalyan. Rohit became the first runner-up. The show was judged by Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya. It was a glittering ceremony that saw many spectacular performances. Not only contestants but judges also entertained the audience. The night was more special as Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Jitendra Kumar and Gajraj Rao came on the show to promote their film Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan.........Read more

IT Dept to allow joint owners of property to file ITR using Form 1 or Form 4

The development comes as a rollback of the department’s earlier order, in which, making changes in ITR filing forms, it barred those owning house property in joint ownership and those who have paid Rs one lakh in electricity bill in a year or incurred an expense of Rs two lakh during foreign travel, from filing their ITRs using simple forms. ........Read more

Gunmen kill 15 in southern Thailand's worst attack in years

Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people, including a police officer and many village defence volunteers.........Read more

NBA-India can emulate basketball's popularity in China: NBA executive

Cricket-mad India, with its population of 1.3 billion, has been for years on the radar of the National Basketball Association. The NBA also runs an academy near New Delhi and opened an office in Mumbai in 2011 - one of its 12 offices outside the United States. ........Read more

UP on red alert after heavy rainfall; 73 dead, life at standstill

Around 73 people have died in last four days in Uttar Pradesh where several regions have received above-average rainfall this week. A red alert, warning heavy to very heavy rainfall, has been sounded by the weather office in most districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, NDTV reported. In Bihar, several lives were affected in Patna after heavy downpour since Friday has triggered major traffic jams and waterlogging in many parts. Amid heavy rain in Patna and other parts of the state, several trains were cancelled this morning. On Saturday, a meeting was called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with the officials, via video conferencing, to review the situation. Heavy rain has also been reported in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where several people have died in rain-related incidents in the last few days. Uttar Pradesh received record rainfall - 1700 per cent above normal - on Friday. The eastern parts of the state are worst hit. On Saturday, Prayagraj received 102.2 mm of rain and Varanasi received 84.2 mm of rain, much higher than what is usually received at this time of the year. Twenty six deaths were reported from different parts of UP on Saturday. Forty seven deaths died across the state in rain-related incidents on Thursday and Friday. In Lucknow, Amethi, Hardoi and some other districts, schools were closed on Friday and Saturday due to heavy downpour. ........Read more

P Chidambaram files special leave petition in Supreme Court for relief in INX Media case

A special leave petition was filed in Supreme Court by lawyers of former finance ministerPChidambaram seeking interim relief after the Delhi high court denied his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case on Tuesday. The INX Media case relates to irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to the group for receiving Rs 305 crore overseas funds. Chidambaram was the finance minister at that time. Both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing the case. The CBI registered a first information report in the case on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance; the ED lodged a money laundering case a year later.........Read more

BS Yediyurappa to order inquiry into 'phone-tapping' during previous govt's regime

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several political leaders including Congress. File image of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. PTI While former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who headed the coalition government said he was ready for a probe by even an "international agency", his alliance partner the Congress, however, seemed to be a divided house. "On the telephone tapping issue. Several leaders, including Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, have said it should be probed and truth should come out, so I have decided to order a CBI probe. Tomorrow itself I will order the probe," Yediyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru. He also said it was the expectation of the people of the state that a detailed inquiry should be made and the culprits punished. Yediyurappa's announcement comes amid signs that the scandal was gaining political steam ever since disqualified JD(S) MLA AH Vishwanath, who served as JD(S) state president and turned rebel later, last week dropped the political bomb, accusing the HD Kumaraswamy government of tapping phones and spying on more than 300 people, including him.........Read more

Jadeja’s heroics in vain as New Zealand beat India to enter final

New Zealand edged India by 18 runs to seal a place in the final for the second time in as many editions of the tournament. Ross Taylor’s 74 and Kane Williamson’s 64 helped the Kiwis put on a total of 239 runs on the board in 50 overs on reserve day after Tuesday’s play was washed out due to rain. India then suffered a top-order collapse but a century stand between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni revived the chase. In the end, both were dismissed in quick succession as India lost the match in the last over. ........Read more

Arun Kumar appointed as DGCA chief

Arun Kumar, additional secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, will now be holding the full-time charge of the head of aviation regulator DGCA, an official order said Tuesday. "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Arun Kumar, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation as Director General in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary," said the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training. Kumar was heading the DGCA as an additional charge between May 31 and July 9 this year. Kumar is an IAS officer of 1989 batch of Haryana cadre. Before Kumar, BS Bhullar was holding the full-time charge of DGCA chief. Bhullar, an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was appointed as full-time DGCA chief in December 2016. In between June 2016 and December 2016, Bhullar was heading the DGCA as additional charge. In this time period, his main role was as additional secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. ........Read more

Separatists inciting innocent boys: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha on Monday that innocent village boys in the Kashmir Valley were lured with money to throw stones, while the children of those who incited them studied and worked in foreign countries. He asked the people in the Valley not to be afraid and not be swayed by negative publicity. ”People from the Valley, please come forward and work with the Indian government. Protecting you and your property is our responsibility,” he said. He said he would ensure peace in the Kashmir Valley, and was waiting for the day when Kashmiri Pandits and Sufis prayed together at the Kheer Bhawani temple. He said the Lok Sabha and the Assembly election in J&K could not be held together because it was not possible to give security to all candidates. Polls would not be delayed even for a day when the Election Commission decided to hold it. “The Kashmir issue has been lingering since 1947,” he said responding to the discussion on statutory resolution to extend President’s Rule in the State for another six months. “We need new vision and new thinking to solve it. [Kashmir] Valley is ours, we want it to progress like other parts of the country. But as far as terrorists and separatists are concerned, there is no place for them in this country. We will use tough measures against them.”........Read more

NRC Deadline Extended by a Month as Govt Fails to Publish List on July 1

The Centre has extended the task of enumeration for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by a month. The decision comes in the wake of the Government failing to complete the task and publish the list on July 1. In a notification, the Registrar General of India said the decision has been taken as the exercise to enumerate citizens in the NRC, a list of Assam’s residents, could not be completed within the specified date of June 30. “And whereas, the said enumeration in the state of Assam could not be completed within the period specified…the Centre has considered it necessary and expedient in the public interest to complete the said enumeration in connection with the updation of the National Register of Citizens, 1951 by 31st day of July, 2019,” the notification by Registrar General of Citizen Registration Vivek Joshi read. The first such notification had been issued in 2013 with a deadline of three years for the completion of the NRC process. There have been six extensions since. Controversy erupted even over the draft NRC when it was published on July 30 last year over the exclusion of 40.7 lakh people. Of the total 3.29 applications, the draft NRC carried 2.9 crore names. The names of over a lakh more people were excluded in a list published last month as well.........Read more

Over 70 Killed as Heatwave Wreaks Havoc in Bihar; Aurangabad, Gaya Among Worst-hit

Heatwave wreaked havoc across Bihar killing over 70 people in a single day, with Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada being the worst-hit districts. Residents of Patna singed under blistering heat wave condition, as the city's maximum temperature was 9.2 degrees above normal.........Read more

Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study.........Read more

Ravi Venkatesan’s resignation seen as part of Infosys board reconstitution

Ravi Venkatesan, the former co-chairman of Infosys Ltd, resigned from the post of independent director at India’s second-largest IT outsourcing company, a move many observers said was part of co-founder Nandan Nilekani’s board reconstitution. Last month, Infosys elevated Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as the lead independent director.........Read more

Number of engineering seats to go down by 80,000 this year

According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), nearly 200 'substandard' engineering colleges have applied for closure. Though these colleges will not enrol new students, they will continue to function till the current batches graduate. However, for elite institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) or the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), there has been an increase in intake.........Read more

Ban on cattle sale for slaughter out, new draft rules in

The environment ministry has now brought out the Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018, and has completely done away with the clause that banned both, the buyer and the seller, from trading cattle for slaughter. The draft rules have retained provisions with regards to facilities to be provided for the animals such as water, feed storage and health check-ups and the markets have to maintain a detailed record of the cattle sale.........Read more

Deadly NHs: Just 2% of roads, 35% of fatalities

National Highways constitute only 2% of India’s road length, but account for nearly 35% deaths in road accidents. The corresponding figures for state highways are 3% and 28%.........Read more

Opinion: First Sena, Now Chandrababu. It's A PR Disaster For Modi

Naidu waited to revolt because he knows Modi is too stubborn and too powerful to give in to his tantrums. Once it was clear from first Gujarat and then Rajasthan that Modi's popularity may have dipped, he made his move - but he let the Sena go first. Now Modi and his party are cornered. They can't afford to lose Naidu, a trusted ally. It would send the wrong message at a time of perceived vulnerability.........Read more

After fatwa against Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Jamia Nizamia now says prawns are 'strictly abominable' for Muslims!

Jamia Nizamia, which was established in 1876, is one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in the country. A decree issued on January 1 by Mufti Mohammad Azeemuddin deemed that prawns, shrimps and crabs as makruh tahrim (strictly abominable) and advised Muslims against eating it.........Read more

Heat Or Ice: What To Apply For Which Pain

Typically, ice treatment is used for acute injuries. It reduces swelling around the injury, bleeding into the tissue, muscle spasms and pain. However, heat treatments are used for reducing discomfort caused by chronic ailments. It works by loosening the tissues and improving blood circulation to the affected area.........Read more

Gender-sensitive ISSF increases number of shots in all women's events, new rules to come into effect from 2018

One significant rule change adopted by the Council is an increase in the numbers of shots in women's shooting events so they will now be the same as the men's events. The just-approved rules changes, which will govern all ISSF Championships for 2018 and through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will come into effect from 1 January next year.........Read more

BCCI oppose Lord's hosting the final playoff of the Test championship

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has raised questions over the venue allotment for the final of the Test Championship, which was given to Lord’s. He has also claimed the Indian cricket board’s commitment towards the Test is stronger than ever and they will continue embracing the oldest format of the game.........Read more

Nepal polls: Left alliance on course to form next government, wins 91 out of 165 parliamentary seats

A Left alliance between former Maoist rebels and moderate communists was poised to form the next government in Nepal as it headed for a clear majority today after winning 91 seats so far in the historic polls many hope will bring political stability to the country.........Read more

Centre agrees to extend deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts, mobiles

The central government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it was willing to extend up to March 31 next year the deadline to link Aadhaar with various schemes and services, including bank accounts and phone numbers.........Read more

Government begins review of tax, other norms for startups

The discussions have been initiated across ministries over the last few days, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with several startups and their CEOs during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad this week. ........Read more

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London's Oxford Street shopping

Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic. There was panic around Oxford Circus and in its underground station shortly after 4:30pm (1630 GMT), as police said they were responding "as if the incident is terrorist-related".........Read more

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1: Hosts Dominate in Nagpur as Spinners Come To The Fore

Dinesh Chandimal had no hesitation opting to bat on a pitch that was supposed to aid batsmen in Nagpur, but Ashwin and Jadeja spun clichéd webs around the Sri Lankan batsmen to pick seven wickets between them on the first day of the second Test.........Read more

With 1,500 residents, this border town in Arunachal pays Rs 8,000 for cement bag

Vijoynagar, a sub-divisional town under Changlang district, pays Rs 150 a kg for cement and Rs 250 for salt. The Chakmas, who travel long distances on foot to transport cement, charge Rs 8,000 for one bag. They carry the materials on their back and walk down 156 km for five days to reach the destination, Ado said, adding one could imagine the challenges this hilly state faces in achieving the open defecation free (ODF) status by December.........Read more

Las Vegas gunman killed himself, had at least 10 guns in hotel room: Police

Police said on Monday they believe the gunman who opened fire on concertgoers on the Las Vegas strip killed himself before officers broke into his hotel room. Officers found in excess of 10 rifles upon entering the 32nd floor hotel room from which a gunman opened fire at concertgoers below, killing atleast 50 people, injuring hundreds.........Read more

NEET irregularities: MCI 'cancels' admission of 778 MBBS students in Puducherry

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has rescinded the admission of 778 students in MBBS course at four deemed universities and three private medical college. Acting on a complaint filed by the Puducherry UT All Centac Students Parents Association, alleging fraud and ordered a probe which found that of the 1,200 students who joined the bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, or MBBS, in 2016, 778 were admitted overlooking the top court's directives on the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET).........Read more

DMK-led Opposition Meets Tamil Nadu Governor, Presses For Floor Test

The delegation of state opposition leaders, led by the DMK, met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Sunday. DMK's working president M K Stalin handed over a letter to the Governor, urging him to immediately convene the legislative assembly and conduct a floor test to ascertain the strength of the incumbent government.........Read more

Mahindra exits mass market 2-wheeler segment | Team-BHP

Mahindra has decided to exit the mass market 2-wheeler segment. Going forward, the company will focus on the niche segment and is reportedly developing new products for this market. According to reports, the company is planning to revive the Jawa brand and introduce new products under its name. It also owns the BSA brand and has a 51% stake in Peugeot Motorcycles. ........Read more

New method converts tree leaves into electronic devices

Scientists have discovered a new method to convert dried tree leaves into a porous carbon material that can be used to produce high-tech electronics. Researchers from Qilu University of Technology in China used a multi-step, yet simple, process to convert phoenix tree leaves into a form that could be incorporated into electrodes as active materials. The dried leaves were first ground into a powder, then heated to 220 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. This produced a powder composed of tiny carbon microspheres.........Read more

Rafael Nadal Stunned by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios at Cincinnati Open

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has defeated incoming world No.1 Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5 to surge into the last four of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati. It was Kyrgios’ 100th victory on the ATP Tour as he is through to the second Masters semi of his career. It was the extraordinary performance by the world No.23, who showcased lethal serves and groundstrokes to outplay Nadal.........Read more

Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil, shuts 13 beaches after huge spill

Hong Kong has scooped up over 90 tonnes of palm oil and closed more than a dozen beaches after a ship spill washed foul-smelling, Styrofoam-like clumps ashore, the latest major environmental disaster to blight the territory's waters. Dead fish, shells, rocks, plastic bottles and other rubbish could still be found coated with globules of palm oil on beaches across the Chinese-controlled territory on Wednesday, six days after two vessels collided in the Pearl River estuary.........Read more

First in India: 'Don't ogle' signboards to come up at Karnataka waterfalls

The idea is to make women tourists feel safe, a top tourism official said. The department hasn't decided how to phrase the warning, but it is clear about what the signboards should do: explicitly warn men not to eye bathing and frolicking women. In other words, this ain't Baywatch, dude. Women have the right to enjoy the waterfalls as much as men, and this should be respected.........Read more

No bail for Lucknow University students showing black flags to Yogi Adityanath

A court here has denied bail to 11 college students, including two girls, who allegedly blocked the convoy of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathi and showed him black flags on Wednesday.........Read more

Govt Finally Admits That Aadhaar Will Be Mandatory For All; Claims Leakage Of Aadhaar Numbers Is Not A Big Deal

In the on-going case in Supreme Court regarding the legal validity of Aadhaar Card, Govt. of India has finally come out of the closet, and admitted for the very first time, that Aadhaar would be made mandatory for all, very soon.........Read more

Does an Anomaly in the Earth's Magnetic Field Portend a Coming Pole Reversal?

What currently has geophysicists like us abuzz is the realization that the strength of Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing for the last 160 years at an alarming rate. This collapse is centred in a huge expanse of the Southern Hemisphere, extending from Zimbabwe to Chile, known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. The magnetic field strength is so weak there that it’s a hazard for satellites that orbit above the region – the field no longer protects them from radiation which interferes with satellite electronics.........Read more

PayPal to buy minority stake in Freecharge

Global payments platform PayPal Holdings Inc. is in the final stages of closing a deal to take a significant minority stake in domestic digital payments platform Freecharge, two people aware of the development said on condition of anonymity. The deal could see the sale of a 25% stake for around $200 million, one of the two added.........Read more

Adelaide to host maiden Ashes day-night Test

Adelaide Oval will host the first-ever day/night Ashes Test next year, following the announcement of the 2017-18 Australian summer schedule. However, the WACA ground in Perth could be set to miss out of hosting the third Test, in favour of the new purpose-built Perth Stadium, subject to ongoing discussions with the Western Australia government.........Read more

Now Sachin Tendulkar heads towards badminton, buys stake in PBL franchise

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar alongside Tollywood film stars including Chiranjeevi buy stake in Premier Badminton League (PBL) franchise Bengaluru Blasters. ?Sachin Tendulkar, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allu Aravind, besides myself - we all........Read more

India’s richest 20% account for 45% of income

The average income of Indian households living in metros is 2.5 times that of their rural counterparts, shows a survey conducted by People Research........Read more

Let farmers buy seeds with old notes, says Agriculture Minister; Finance says no

Department of Economic Affairs cited the surge of deposits in Jan Dhan accounts to counter Agriculture’s request for allowing demonetised currencies for seed purchase.........Read more

Fly, Dragonfly! Russia Develops Super Small Reconnaissance Drones

Russia is developing a pocket-size reconnaissance drone and other types of remote-controlled miniature aircraft bristling with the most advanced observation systems, RIA Novosti reported citing the press service of the United Instrument Corporation.........Read more

If Climate Change is a Disaster Movie, the US is its Titanic

When DiCaprio suggests that the problem could be solved when renewables like solar and wind become cheaper as investment increases, she categorically asks, “Who will invest? Let’s be real about this. Who will invest? And how will they invest?” Narain accompanies DiCaprio as he meets onion farmers in Haryana who have lost their produce to a massive flood. “It’s the poor of India, it’s the poor of Africa, the poor of Bangladesh, who are impacted today in what I believe are the first tides of climate change,” she states.........Read more

The Stories of Ehrlich, Borlaug and the Green Revolution

For the average person, the names Ehrlich and Borlaug may not mean anything. However, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the two Americans, in their own way, did something extraordinary. Paul R. Ehrlich, a professor of biology at Stanford University, painted a depressing picture of the state of the world – a picture that had hundreds of millions dying within a decade, and nations such as India and England ceasing to exist. Norman Borlaug, along with his associates, proved Ehrlich wrong. Borlaug helped nations such as Mexico and India double, even triple, their crop yield – an increase that outpaced the population growth rate and ensured that famines would remain only in the history books.........Read more

BSF Soldiers Cancel Their Leaves, Say They’ll Go Home Only After Teaching Pakistan A Lesson

After months, BSF constable S Bohra was going to his home as his leave was approved. However, then Pakistani terrorists attacked an Army camp in Uri, which left 18 Indian Army soldiers martyred. Following the attacks, the tensions between nuclear armed neighbours New Delhi and Islamabad hit a boiling point. This also led the BSF to alert its soldiers along the international border........Read more

No policy to award Khel Ratna for Paralympians till now, says Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday refused to commit if medallists of the ongoing Rio Paralympics will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award --the highest sporting honour in the country.........Read more

Cauvery row: Bengaluru burns over water dispute, 20 buses torched; Centre appeals for calm

Sporadic violence broke out in Bengaluru and some other parts of Karnataka amid the raging Cauvery water dispute that forced the Siddaramaiah government to impose section 144.........Read more

Delhi University Students' Union Polls: ABVP Wins 3 Top Posts, NSUI Gets 1

ABVP, the student's body linked to the ruling BJP, has won three of the top posts of the Delhi University Students' Union but ceded one position to the Congress's student wing NSUI.........Read more

OBC reservation creamy layer limit likely to be increased to 8 lakh

The Modi govt is likely to increase the creamy layer limit in OBC reservation from the present 6 lakh to 8 lakh.........Read more

Tata Global Beverages looks to enter dairy business

Tata Global Beverages Limited (TGBL, formerly Tata Tea Ltd) on Wednesday said it was looking to enter the dairy business as it scouts for opportunities to expand beyond tea, coffee and bottled water.........Read more

Dotcom deadpool returns as India’s start-up boom turns to bust

Tracxn has put together India’s first Deadpool list, a catalog of dead or dying startups similar to the F**ked Company website created in the aftermath of the internet bubble........Read more

Rio 2016: 6 instances of official apathy towards Indian athletes that will make your blood boil

Rio 2016: 6 instances of official apathy towards Indian athletes that will make your blood boil - Our Indian athletes came face to face with what can only be described as total apathy from the travelling contingent who treated it like a vacation.........Read more

Delhi High Court notice says law needed over app-based cab services

The Delhi High Court said there is need for a “good” and “model” law for regulating app-based cab services, like Ola and Uber, as it will be helpful to the people and would bring in more clarity. Justice Manmohan said he would set up a panel comprising two senior officials each from the Delhi government and the Centre and one expert who can then hear all the stakeholders, including app-based cab services, radio taxis and consumers, and then come out with a model law. “I find that this cab business is a great field for litigation. All of them are working at cross purposes. So I think we need a good law. It will facilitate consumers and there will be clarity,” the court said. It asked both the governments to come with the names of officials to be appointed in the panel and listed the matter for hearing on 11 August. The court said that till the panel comes out with its “model law”, the app-based cab companies will have to abide by the rates stipulated by the Delhi government. It noted........Read more

GST will end tax terrorism: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi acknowledges support of all partie to GST, says the indirect taxation will reduce corruption and black money........Read more

HDFC, Max announce life insurance merger terms

The merger, a three-step process, envisages shareholders of Max Life getting one share of Max Financial for every 4.98 shares of Max Life........Read more

These pictures capture more than 2,300 years of Karachi's history

Nearchus was a commander in ancient Greek king, Alexander’s army which had invaded India. In 325 BCE, Nearchus exited India with his section of the army by sailing over the Indus and exiting from Balochistan.........Read more

Oracle acquires cloud pioneer NetSuite for $9.3B

Oracle has acquired NetSuite, the first cloud company, for $9.3 billion in a cash deal, which works out to roughly $109 per share. Founded in 1998, NetSuit........Read more

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.........Read more

Women gangraped again by same culprits after 3 years, left to die in bushes

The men raped her a second time as 'punishment' after she refused to accept an out of court settlement of Rs 50 lakh.........Read more

Take care of our 'interests' to take forward bilateral ties, India tells China

The government on Sunday made it clear to China, responsible for torpedoing its recent NSG bid , that it was necessary to take care of India's "interests" for forward movement in bilateral ties between the two countries. Ministry of external affairs........Read more

Over 90% Of Married Indian Women Know About Contraceptives, But Only 50% Use Them

India is on course of becoming the world’s most populous country by 2050 with 1.6 billion people, up from 1.2 billion in 2011. So, there's no doubt that education on contraceptives is increasing........Read more

How Did Kabali Happen? Here’s the Inside Story

Rajini is likely to be a Malaysian don who returns to Madras, the city which he loves and once ruled.........Read more

Flipkart sellers threaten revolt over return policy; say will either exit or remain inactive

Flipkart recently decided to increase sales commission it levies on merchants as well as shipping fee, a reverse shipping fee, ........Read more