Amazon, Verizon may invest over $4 billion in India's Vodafone Idea: report

Vodafone Idea’s stake-sale talks had been paused pending the outcome of a court hearing in India, which created uncertainty and could have threatened Vodafone Idea’s survival, Mint reported, citing two unnamed people aware of the negotiations. But Amazon and Verizon are set to resume discussions following a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday which gave mobile carriers 10 years to settle government dues. Vodafone Idea did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment. Amazon and Verizon did not return emails seeking comment outside regular U.S. business hours.........Read more

Artificial light at night linked to high breast cancer risk

In a warning to women living in towns and cities which are flooded with all sorts of artificial outdoor light at night, new research claim that outdoor light at night is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Previous studies have reported relationships between outdoor light at night and the breast cancer risk but their findings were mixed. ........Read more

'People Feel Post Came with Reason': Justice Deepak Gupta on Ranjan Gogoi Taking Rajya Sabha Membership

Close on the heels of former CJI Ranjan Gogoi accepting Rajya Sabha membership, once his colleague on the bench and outgoing Supreme Court judge Deepak Gupta said that people feel that a judge has got a political post because of some extraneous reasons. Mincing no words, Justice Gupta, who hanged up his boots on Wednesday, admitted that the public perception towards judiciary has changed and they have doubts when a judge accepts a government assignment soon after his retirement. ........Read more

ACB clarifies after reports say Ajit Pawar cleared in irrigation scam cases

Two days after he took oath as Maharashtra deputy CM, Ajit Pawar has received a clean chit in irrigation scam. The state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said it had recommended closure of nine irrigation scam cases against Pawar three months ago.........Read more

Rebutting Rumours, RBI Says 'Indian Banking System Safe & Stable, There's no Need to Panic'

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday rebutted the rumours about certain banks including cooperative banks in some locations that set the depositors to experience a bout of anxiety. In an attempt to ease their mood, the apex bank tweeted, “RBI would like to assure the public that the Indian banking system is safe and stable and there is no need to panic on the basis of such rumours.” There are rumours in some locations about certain banks including cooperative banks, resulting in anxiety among the depositors. RBI would like to assure the general public that Indian banking system is safe and stable and there is no need to panic on the basis of such rumours.— ReserveBankOfIndia (@RBI) October 1, 2019 Dismissing the social media rumours, the RBI on September 25 assured that no commercial banks are going to be shut. In an official statement, RBI clarified, “Reports appearing in some sections of social media about the RBI closing down certain commercial banks are false.” ........Read more

Communication Restrictions In Kashmir To Be Lifted In 15 Days: Amit Shah To J-K Delegation

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday told a delegation from Jammu and Kashmir that the communication clampdown in the Valley will be lifted in 15 days. Shah also announced Rs 2 lakh insurance for all panchs and sarpanchs. "We had a good meeting with the Home Minister, he assured us about our concerns," a sarpanch from Pulwama, as saying. "On the communication blockade, we have been that it will be lifted in 10-15 days," he added. Shah and its working president JP Nadda also met former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, known for his nationalists views on Kashmir, as part of the party's outreach to leading members of the society over the Centre's move to revoke provisions of Article 370. The BJP has embarked on a month-long 'Sampark and Janjagran Abhiyan' to seek people's support on the government's decision to end Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 of the Constitution, with its leaders and workers asked to fan out across the country to hold meetings. "Met Shri Jagmohan Malhotra ji, former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir as part of BJP's nationwide Sampark and Janjagran Abhiyaan, to spread awareness about the benefits of abrogating Article 370 & 35A, a historic decision, by PM Shri Narendra Modi ji," tweeted Shah, who is also the Union home minister.........Read more

Why silent on job losses, economy, Priyanka asks Modi govt

06:09 PM IST ↑ Grab this Headline Animator The Congress leader's recent comments came at a time when the automobile sector is facing the steepest fall in nearly 19 years. Launching yet another attack on the government, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday provoked the Centre to break its silence on job losses and closure of companies. Sharing a collage of multiple Hindi newspaper articles, Vadra further sought accountability for the plunging economy. “The government’s silence is dangerous. Companies aren’t functioning. People are being terminated from jobs, yet the BJP government is silent. After all, who is responsible for this recession in the country?” Priyanka tweeted. The Congress leader's recent comments came at a time when the automobile sector is facing the steepest fall in nearly 19 years. The Modi government has reportedly met various stakeholders over the last week to take action to help the beleaguered auto sector. According to the latest analysis by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy this year, the unemployment rate among graduates has been steadily rising since mid-2017. ........Read more

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Hosts France open account with a 4-0 win over South Korea

France's women took the first step to follow in the World Cup footsteps of the French men. Wendie Renard, at 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored twice on headers off corner kicks, and Les Bleues overwhelmed South Korea 4-0 Friday night in a gala World Cup opener.........Read more

‘PM not following raj dharma’: Andhra CM, on fast seeking special status

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched into a tirade against the BJP-led central government, alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not following 'raj dharma' by denying the state special status.........Read more

After Rahul Gandhi's "Resign" Demand, Nirmala Sitharaman's Comeback

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today suggested that Rahul Gandhi should "start from ABCs" and "read the full report" before commenting on the Rafale Deal.........Read more

Nissan Terrano Discontinued In India, To Be Replaced With All-New Kicks

Nissan has discontinued the Terrano from the Indian portfolio and making the way for all new Kicks SUV. Nissan Terrano received quite a low response from the Indian market during its availability.........Read more

Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror plot

Australian Batsman Usman Khawaja has requested privacy for himself and his family after his brother Arsalan was charged by police and refused bail over a fake terror plot to kill senior Australian politicians,........Read more

‘Will march naked to Parliament if demand not met’: TN farmers in Delhi

Farmers from Tamil Nadu have reached Delhi on Friday carrying skulls of their colleagues who had committed suicide on the second day of the two-day protest demanding debt relief and better Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops.........Read more

West Bengal: Puri-bound Dhauli Express derails near Panskura

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal. No one was injured in the accident that occurred between Bhogpur and Panskura stations in Howrah-Kharagpur section.........Read more

Malegaon Blast: NIA Court Frames Charges Against Col Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and 5 Others

A special court framed charges against Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and five others under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and sections of the IPC in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case.........Read more

Rumour: 2nd-gen Maruti Ertiga launch on November 21, 2018 | Team-BHP

The second-generation Maruti Ertiga will be launched on November 21, 2018. Production is reportedly underway with 100 units being produced daily. The new Ertiga is expected to be offered with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with mild hybrid technology. The 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel is expected to be carried over unchanged.........Read more

South Korean ace Hyeon Chung confirms participation in Tata Open Maharasthra

Hyeon Chung, one of the most promising talents in the world of tennis, has confirmed his presence for the second edition of Tata Open Maharashtra. The World no. 26 is expected to be a top draw at the ATP 250 event to be played at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium.........Read more

History Created! Weightlifter Jeremy Wins India's Maiden Gold at Youth Olympics

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga notched up India’s maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men’s 62 kg category in Buenos Aires. The 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) to finish on top.........Read more

SC Won't Interfere; MPs, MLAs Won't be Disqualified Before Conviction

The Supreme Court said that MPs and MLAs won’t be disqualified before conviction in a criminal case. The apex court declined to interfere in the matter and left it to Parliament to frame relevant laws.........Read more

As authorities turn deaf, Odisha doctors forced to treat patients under candlelight

In yet another case of medical apathy, doctors in a hospital in Odisha's Mayurbhanj are left with no option but to dispense medical treatment to patients using candles and flashlights, risking the lives of many, due to an acute crisis of power in the area.........Read more

Air Marshal Randhir Singh Dies at 97: Remembering One Of IAF's Oldest War Heroes

Air Marshal Randhir Singh was one of the oldest surviving officers of the Indian Air Force with his service dating back to the epoch of pre-independence; one who had contributed to the Second World War, the First Kashmir War of 1948, the Sino-Indian War of 1962 and the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971.........Read more

'True face of Imran revealed': MEA calls off talks between India and Pakistan, cites killing of police, Burhan Wani stamps - Firstpost

Upset over the killing of Jammu and Kashmir policemen and declaring commander Burhan Wani as a "freedom icon" the New Delhi has declined Islamabad's request for talks.........Read more

India vs England, 3rd Test Day 1 at Trent Bridge

India were 307 for six after losing the toss at stumps on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. James Anderson took his 100th Test wicket against India when he had Hardik Pandya (18) caught at second slip by Jos Buttler off what became the last ball of the day.........Read more

India vs England, 2nd Test Day 3 at Lord’s as it happened: England in box seat

A first Test hundred by Chris Woakes and a superb 93 by Jonny Bairstow has put England firmly in the box seat in the second Test at Lord’s. India will have to play out of their skin to retrieve the situation.........Read more

Qualcomm wins Taiwan reprieve as global antitrust battle rages

Qualcomm Inc, the smartphone chipmaker fighting regulatory actions and lawsuits threatening its most profitable business, has reached a settlement with Taiwan’s antitrust regulators that reverses most of a $773 million fine.........Read more

Indian priest discovers proof of long-lost galaxy. He’s also an astronomer

The Indian Catholic priest and astrophysics researcher who found conclusive evidence of a long lost galaxy, the third biggest after Andromeda and the Milky Way........Read more

Mehul Choksi in Antigua, secures local passport

Interpol had last week stated that Choksi was not in the United States. He had moved to Antigua and Barbuda, in the Caribbean islands, and had even secured a local passport there.........Read more

Rajasthan: Man lynched by villagers in Alwar on suspicion of cow smuggling

The victim Akbar, along with Aslam, were transporting cows on foot when they were questioned by villagers in Ramgarh police jurisdiction. Aslam managed to escape, while Akbar was assaulted and succumbed to his injuries.........Read more

NYT Tweet on Dalit protest backlashes

The tweet about the article, however, chose to highlight only a small part of the picture: that in recent years, a tiny percentage of the Dalit population has managed to grow prosperous. “Today there are Dalit millionaires,” the tweet read. “So why are they protesting?” This reflected a flawed understanding of India’s social realities and seemed to echo the claim of many upper-caste status quoists.........Read more

Army defends Bipin Rawat after Ajmal objects to his comments on AIUDF, migrants

The Army on Thursday defended its chief Bipin Rawat’s comments about the rise of a political party in the Northeast on the back of Muslim support. The response comes after Badruddin Ajmal, president of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) questioned if the Army chief was “indulging in politics” which is against the constitutional mandate given to him.........Read more

Ex-Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case

Bangladesh's ex-premier Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case, a setback for the opposition BNP chief as she can be barred from contesting the next general election slated for December. Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in the capital, Dhaka, in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.........Read more

B-school admission only on basis of entrance tests: AICTE

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for B-schools to admit only those students who qualify in any of the six entrance examinations, including the Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)........Read more

Govt waives fine for delayed filing of Aug, Sept GST returns

The government on Tuesday waived penalty on delayed filing of initial GST returns for the months of August and September. The late fee which has been already charged to businesses will be credited back to taxpayers' accounts.........Read more

Vivekananda Warned Against Bigotry, Fanaticism 125 Years Ago

Today is the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered at the ‘Parliament of the World's Religions’ in Chicago. The spectacular event held on 11 September in 1893, gave birth to a formal dialogic exchange between all the religions of the world, especially of the Orient with the Occident.........Read more

A mummy gets a new life, sans oxygen

The encasing ends a four-year struggle to save one of six mummies in the country. Custom-made by a German firm at a cost of ₹58 lakh, the glass case has a nitrogen generator and a pH monitor. Officials of the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DAM) say Princess Naishu was the daughter of the sixth Pharoah of the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt, and dates back to between 300-100 BC.........Read more

World must not miss early signals of any flu pandemic: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human cases that could signal the start of a flu pandemic.........Read more

Rohith Vemula's suicide: One year later, not much has changed at the University of Hyderabad

The mother and son now are back in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, where Radhika has returned to her vocation of tailoring. Raja, despite being a post graduate in Applied Geology from Pondicherry University, has taken up the job of an auto-driver so that he can be with his mother. Raja and Radhika Vemula's present condition is an answer to those who ask them what has been gained in one year of struggle after Rohith's death. They could well read out these lines from Rohith's suicide note: "I am not hurt at this moment. I am not sad. I am just empty."........Read more

Akhilesh Yadav triumphs in SP symbol war: Why EC didn’t give the cycle to Mulayam

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s refusal to submit documents to the Election Commission to substantiate his claims of being the party leader with legislative...........Read more

Scientists 3-D print human of the future

Interactive 3-D models of human joints, showing how common medical complaints have arisen and how we are likely to evolve in the future, have been created at Oxford University.........Read more

Probe toxins in bread, ordered JP Nadda; but FSSAI says no information

Union Health Minister J P Nadda ordered an investigation by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and promised appropriate action after an NGO found toxins in bread products manufactured by major multinational and domestic companies. Seven months later, in response to a Right to Information (RTI) application, the FSSAI has told that it has no information regarding any such probe.........Read more

Experience Magical Niagara Falls

Some things can't be fully appreciated without a personal visit. Niagara Falls is definitely in that category. There are millions of photos taken of…........Read more

Exploring St.John’s: One of the Oldest Cities In North America

When people think of vacation they imagine themselves soaking in the sun shine on a nice sandy beach, not soaking wet from walking around…........Read more

Corsica, island of beauty

Off the coast of France rests a small island in the mediterranean. Traded from one country to another throughout the centuries, it begrudgingly remains…........Read more

Cagliari, a little-known treasure

People travel to Sardinia for the sun, sea and sand and the historical capital city Cagliari is often overlooked. With beautiful buildings, glamorous shopping…........Read more

6 Healthy Exercise Habits Will Always Lead To Fitness

To make exercise a part of your every week schedule, you have to accept the procedure and come up with a determination to change…........Read more

Visit Brazil, the Land of Diversity

Centrally situated in South America, Brazil is the largest country on the continent. It consists of similar geography and topography across the country, and…........Read more

Installing and running Firebase hosting and database from windows

Google has lunched the service Firebase which includes hosting, Database, Storage, Cloud messaging and many others. you can check all the information on To…........Read more