UNSC Recognises Covid-19 Pandemic as Security Threat, Guterres Says Terrorists May Use it to Strike

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday recognised the Covid-19 pandemic as a security threat with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning that it could “potentially lead to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to fight the disease”. ........Read more

Telangana does a KFC: Kills Fake Coronavirus news. With chicken feast. Yum.

The chunks of chicken obscured their grins, but their cheeks glowed and their eyes beamed. Clearly, they weren't worried about coronavirus infections. And nor should anyone else be -- that was precisely the point. For by munching on chicken legs at a Hyderabad event on Friday, ANI reports, Telangana ministers like KT Rama Rao were trying to allay fears that eating chicken or eggs puts one at risk of Covid-19, the disase caused by the novel coronavirus. It's important for the public to exercise caution while handling and cooking food. Keep in mind WHO-recommended precautions such as using different cutting equipment for raw meat and cooked food, and cooking meat products thoroughly.........Read more

World’s richest 1% have twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined: Oxfam

The world’s richest 1% have more than twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined, according to Oxfam, which called on governments to adopt “inequality-busting policies." In a report published ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, the U.K.-based charity said governments are “massively under-taxing" rich individuals and corporations, and under-funding public services.........Read more

More than 300 Pakistan terrorists waiting to infiltrate Kashmir

Sources in security establishment have said that 300 terrorists have been brimming at launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Sources said that several of the terror operatives are believed to be Afghani fighters. Pakistani Army has recruited about 60 war-toughened Afghan fighters who would be pushed across the border to carry out attacks on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.........Read more

ISI planning to honey trap Indian Army jawans, MHA calls for NIA probe

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe cases related to honey trap. Home Ministry sources were quoted as saying, "Pakistan intelligence agency ISI has prepared a big plan to trap the security forces personnel through honey trapping on social media. The sources further added that the entire plan is being executed through an official of the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.........Read more

Virat Kohli sets new Indian captaincy record after India’s 3-0 win over South Africa

Before this, Virat Kohli's men had whitewashed New Zealand (3-0) in a home series in 2016 and Sri Lanka (3-0) in an away series in 2017. India had whitewashed England (3-0) in 1993 and Sri Lanka (3-0) in 1994, with Azharuddin as a Captain.........Read more

Exercise to be prescribed like medicine to cancer patients: Study

Exercise during and after cancer treatment can help improve fatigue, anxiety, depression, physical function, and quality of life, and can also help improve survival after a breast, colon or prostate cancer diagnosis.........Read more

'Called off peace talks with Taliban over Kabul bombing': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. "Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday," the US President wrote, "They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted toan attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations." Trump elaborated by hinting at the fact that he will not have any sort of deal with a group who would kill so many to 'strengthen their bargaining position'. "They didn't, they only made it worse!" exclaimed the US President. "If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don't have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to fight?" Trump said on Twitter, adding he had been planning to meet with Taliban leaders on Sunday.........Read more

Huawei can’t officially use microSD cards in its phones going forward

The effects of the United States’ Huawei ban continue to grow, with the Chinese hardware company now barred from being a member of the SD Association (the trade group that agrees upon standardized specs for SD and microSD cards). In other words, Huawei is no longer allowed to put official SD or microSD card support in its future phones or laptops.........Read more

Taiwan Becomes First State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in Asia

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. The bill, which offers same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals, will take effect after Tsai signs it into law.........Read more

India's fraud investigator arrests ex-chairman of debt-laden IL&FS

India's Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested the former chairman of debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) in connection with an ongoing investigation into the lender.........Read more

PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal, Senior National Badminton Championships: Saina beats Sindhu 21-18, 21-15 to lift title

Saina Nehwal won her fourth Senior National Badminton Championships crown as she got the better of top seed PV Sindhu in Guwahati. Saina won the match in straight games 21-18, 21-15 to lift the title. This is Saina’s fourth national title.........Read more

Calcutta High Court allows Amit Shah’s rath yatras in Bengal

In a major setback to the Mamata Banerjee-led government, the Calcutta High Court allowed the West Bengal BJP to hold its proposed rath yatras, which was scheduled to be flagged off by party chief Amit Shah, across the state.........Read more

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara steals show as all-round India record historic win in Adelaide

India beat Australia by 31 runs in the first Test of the four-match series at Adelaide Oval. This is India’s second win at the famous venue after Rahul Dravid powered them to a victory in 2003.........Read more

First India-Nepal passenger train on broad gauge likely to begin from December

The first passenger train to run on broad gauge between India and Nepal is likely to run from December this year. The train will run from Jayanagar in Bihar to Kurtha in Dhanusa district in Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal, which is a 34 km stretch.........Read more

IIT, IIM Students get Double the Salary of Other College Grads

Engineering graduates from top IITs are fetching 137 per cent higher salary package than an average engineer, while management graduates from top IIMs are getting 121 per cent more than an average MBA graduate. ........Read more

With Khukris and Assault Rifles, Singapore's Gurkhas to Guard Trump-Kim Summit

When US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world — the Gurkhas of Nepal.........Read more

Congress Has More Seats in Karnataka, Deserves More Berths: DK Shivakumar

Shivakumar said,” We have given up the Chief Minister post because we did not have numbers. But it deserves more berths in the cabinet as it has more seats. I hope JD(S) should have no problem with our demands.”........Read more

Over 03 lakh appear in first-ever online selection test for Airmen Recruitment

The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully conducted its first online selection test for Airmen from 03 to 06 May 18. The online test was attended by more than 03 lakh job aspirants from different parts of India. Taking forward the Digital India Initiative of the Government of India, the first ever Scheduled Test for Airmen Recruitment (STAR) was conducted successfully through computer-based online tests in collaboration with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Pune, Ministry of Defence said in a statement. ........Read more

Infibeam to buy Snapdeal’s Unicommerce in Rs 120-crore deal

Ahmedabad-based Infibeam Incorporation Ltd on Monday said it will acquire Snapdeal’s subsidiary Unicommerce, which offers e-commerce enablement software, in a deal worth up to Rs120 crore. Under the agreement, Infibeam will issue optionally convertible debentures on preferential basis to Jasper Infotech valued up to Rs120 crore, subject to shareholders’ approval.........Read more

Collect passport details of big borrowers in 45 days, finance ministry tells banks

The finance ministry has directed state-owned banks to obtain passport details of all borrowers, who have taken loans in excess of Rs50 crore, within 45 days with a view to preventing alleged fraudsters like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country.........Read more

'In India, everyone is a Hindu', says Mohan Bhagwat at biggest ever-RSS meet in Meerut

Every Hindu is my own brother. In India one may follow a different eating habits, way of worshipping the gods, philosophy, language and culture. But all of them are Hindus. There are many who are Hindu but they are not aware of it. Only those who consider Bharat Mata his own mother are true Hindus, Bhagwat said.........Read more

Qasmani bombed Samjautha Express with al-Qaeda help, but govt looked the other way

Arif Qasmani was named by the United States of America as the man behind the Samjautha Express blast. His name cropped up on the basis of intelligence and investigations conducted by the US authorities. Following the blasts, India probed both the SIMI and Lashkar-e-Tayiba angle to the blasts. Meanwhile the information that was coming in from the intelligence agencies suggested that Qasmani, a Lashkar operative was a financier for the outfit. The US which had him under the radar as he was providing support to the al-Qaeda as well found that he was involved in the Samjautha Express blast.........Read more

Mayawati walks out of Rajya Sabha, to resign over not being allowed to speak on dalit atrocities, Saharanpur clashes

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today raised the issue of ‘atrocities against Dalits’ in the Rajya Sabha and held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for it. Angry over not being able to talk on the recent Saharanpur clashes, she said, “If I am not allowed to speak right now, I will resign right away. I will come and give my resignation right now.” She then stormed out of the Rajya Sabha over not being able to complete her statement on the treatment of Dalits in Saharanpur.........Read more

Sensex closes above 32,000-mark for first time, Nifty rallies too

The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 232.56 points to close at 32,037.38 while the broader 50-share NSE Nifty closed at 9,891.70, gaining 75.60 points. Both the indices spiked more than 0.75 per cent during the day.........Read more

How is the Vice-President of India elected

The Vice-President of India is elected by the members of an Electoral College, consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament, in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote. The nominated Members of Rajya Sabha as well as of Lok Sabha can also participate in the election.........Read more

KaKa : The Story Behind The Most Notorious Contract Killer Of South India

On 14th March 2010, KaKa the most notorious contract killer in South India was arrested on multiple charges of murder, extortion, and kidnapping. High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, sentenced him to Life Imprisonment under Indian Penal Code – Sections 302 (murder), section 323 (extortion) and 363 (kidnapping).........Read more

Highway liquor ban: States can denotify roads and allow bars,' says SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there was no ban on bars near highways within city limits. Observing that its earlier order banning the sale of liquor on highways was not a blanket ban, the Apex Court said that state governments were well within their right to denotify highways that run within cities and exempt bars, pubs and liquor stores from liquor ban order.........Read more

Future Cars: 2018 Volvo XC40 Compact SUV is One Sweet Swede

Volvo's progress into luxury territory in recent times, as the brand has gone from strength to strength with its latest models like S90, XC60 and XC90. The product offensive doesn't stop here either, as the Swedish carmaker plans to offer an even smaller SUV called the XC40, so let’s take an unofficial, illustrated first look at the compact crossover that will rival the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.........Read more

Flying high: How Arif Chaudri aka Flying Machine became India's best known b-boy

Arif Chaudri aka Flying Machine (that's his b-boy name because his dance style incorporates a lot of air flips) also learnt b-boying by picking it up from people and professional dancers on YouTube. Even though he is now one of India's best b-boys, he still chooses to improvise on his own, to save money.........Read more

Finally Union Cabinet approves recommendations on allowances, HRA to be increased if DA crosses 25%

Originally, the HRA was to be increased if DA crosses 50 per cent of basic pay. But now, the HRA would be raised by 3 per cent, when DA crosses 25 per cent of the employee's basic pay," NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra told.........Read more

RapidE, the first electric car from Aston Martin

Aston Martin has confirmed that it will be manufacturing the RapidE, which will be the British carmaker's first-ever all-electric car. The RapidE will go into production in 2019 and the car's numbers will be limited to just 155 units across the globe.........Read more

Depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into ‘deep depression’

The depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified today and crossed the coast of Bangladesh, raising likelihood of heavy rains in Odisha that experienced long spells of intense heat. Rains triggered by the system coupled with the arrival of monsoon in the state are likely to bring more respite from heat conditions.........Read more

81L Indians quit tobacco in 7 yrs

The campaigns, however, had only a limited reach among the people from a poor socio-economic background as khaini (smokeless tobacco) and bidi continue to rule the roost in small towns and countryside, the first set of results from Indias biggest tobacco survey suggested.........Read more

CRPF recruits 743 youths from Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region to fight Naxals

The youths have been recruited for the post of constable in the CRPF from tribal-dominated Sukma, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Bijapur districts and will join the 'Bastariya' battalion.........Read more

Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen behind bank robberies in Jammu and Kashmir: IGP Gillani

Investigations have revealed that terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen were involved in the recent bank robberies that took place in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Inspector General of Police SJM Gillani said.........Read more

Rahul Dravid to Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson: Don't bat like me in IPL 2017

"I am glad that when you were growing up you have learnt by actually watching me bat. Are you serious? (laughter). I used to bat exactly like that (smashing fours and sixes) (laughter again)," Dravid said as he was flanked by the youngsters.........Read more

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick as Real Madrid C.F thrash Atletico

A ruthless Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat-trick to lead Real Madrid C.F. to a crushing 3-0 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.........Read more

BSNL’s rock bottom tariffs: Company says new value plans will not be withdrawn anytime soon

State run telecom operator- BSNL today said the new value plans launched are targeted at staying relevant in the highly competitive market and assured these will not be withdrawn anytime soon. BSNL has launched three new prepaid promotional tariff vouchers priced at Rs 349, Rs 334 and Rs 395 offering rock bottom pricing for 3G data and talk time depending on the scheme.........Read more

Consumption of frozen fruits, vegetables leads to higher nutrition intake

According to a recent study, people who consume frozen fruits and vegetable have significantly higher intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.........Read more

Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes To Skip Ireland ODIs to Play 14 IPL Games

After bagging big IPL contracts, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will skip the ODIs against Ireland to take part in the league while Tymal Mills will be available for the entire duration of the tournament.........Read more

Lockheed Martin offers new civil Hercules aircraft to India; will deliver 6 military aircraft this year

The LM-100J Super Hercules, as it will be known, is expected to generate high revenue from the non-military venture. So far, Lockheed Martin has been relying on military aircraft alone for its revenue. The civil aircraft version has been valued at around $65 million and is expected to have a good market as the earlier freighter versions across the world are approaching the end of their lifecycles.........Read more

Tycoon Rajiv Bajaj Warns Against 'Made In India' Becoming 'Mad In India'

Peeved at hurdles being faced by his company to launch its quadri-cycle in India, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj today said stifling of innovation by regulatory agencies will turn 'Made in India' into 'Mad in India', taking potshots at the Centre's flagship manufacturing initiative.........Read more

MIT researchers have identified exoplanets with conditions most suitable for life

An international team of astronomers, from MIT, University of Liège in Belgium, and others have identified three exoplanets that are the best known candidates yet of hosting life outside the solar system. The three rocky planets are about the sizes of Venus or Earth, and are in orbit around an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light years from Earth. The distance is close enough for further and more detailed studies on the planets, and it is possible to find conclusive evidence of the existence or non existence of life on these planets within the span of a human life.........Read more

Indian-American Nikki Haley being considered for post of US Secretary of State: reports

Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor, is being considered for the post of US Secretary of State in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, media reports said Thursday. Haley, 44, considered a rising star in the Republican Party, had backed Senator Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. However, before the general elections, Haley came out in support of Trump, saying that she would be voting for the billionaire tycoon from New York. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she would bring both racial and gender diversity to Trump’s cabinet.........Read more

Ross Brawn To Become The New Sporting Boss Of Formula 1; But Bernie Ecclestone Won't Leave Yet

If you have been following Fomula One for eons now, Ross Brawn is a figure you have to be familiar with. For the rest, he is better described as the genius behind teams Benetton, Ferrari, Brawn GP and Mercedes in the past. Now, Ross Brawn is making a comeback to F1 in a grandiose fashion and has signed a contract to become the new sporting boss of F1. Just before you jump to conclusions; no, he won't be replacing Bernie Ecclestone.........Read more

Vodafone arm ties up with Microsoft as cloud service partner Tech2 Mobile

Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Microsoft as a cloud service partner, a company statement said here on Wednesday.........Read more

An Android and Chrome OS merger may be in the works

Andromeda is the rumored code name for the OS, and Android Police says it has been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google.........Read more

India Shoring Up Its Defence On The Border With China- Su-30MKI Lands In Agartala

In a fresh attempt to beef up its presence in the Northeast, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday landed a Sukhoi Su-30MKI at a civilian airport in Agartala. The aircraft- said to be on a routine training mission- departed soon after it landed. ........Read more

Govt Denies Report Of India Trying To Weaken Currency After Rupee Falls Suddenly

The rupee fell 0.28 percent to 67.0750 to the dollar on Thursday, its lowest level since August, after television channel CNBC-TV18 reported that the commerce ministry was going to propose a devaluation........Read more

The fairytale of Afghanistan's rise in World Cricket

Afghanistan- A land caught between the savagery of the Taliban and the sounds of Kalashnikovs. A nation where children are afraid to go to school with a book in hand, forget picking a cricket bat up, to challenge the cricketing superpowers.........Read more

Indian film 'Thithi' wins best film award at BRICS Film Festival

Indian film 'Thithi' won the best film award at the BRICS Film Festival concluded in New Delhi last evening.Addressing the closing ceremony of the festival Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu invited filmmakers of BRICS countries to shoot films in India.........Read more

Why India Needs to Take Chinese Comments on Balochistan Seriously

In the secretive corridors of power in Beijing often times what is said by think tanks and TV show panelists gives you a window into the prevalent strands of thinking in the Foreign Ministry.........Read more

'India a pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants'

India a pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants: Akbar........Read more

Bot tech controls drug release when needed

(Tech Xplore)—A study shows that that nanobots can release drugs inside your brain. The nanorobots, reported New Scientist on Thursday, are built out of DNA. Drugs can be tethered to their shell-like shapes.........Read more

Research pair create two-atom molecules that are more than a thousand times bigger than typical diatomic molecules

(—A pair of physicists with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland has found a way to create very large diatomic molecules, and in so doing, have proved some of the theories about such molecules to be correct. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, Johannes Deiglmayr and Heiner Saßmannshausen describe their experiments and results and why they believe such molecules may have a future in quantum computing.........Read more

Darjeeling is going deep under political power game

Despite landslide victory throughout the whole state in last assembly election, TMC could not even open its account in Darjeeling.........Read more

Is Sex Killing Your Success?

Now that we have your attention, consider the principle of delayed gratification and demanding more of yourself.........Read more

Tata Zest Sportz Edition Launched In India With Rs. 20,000 Worth Accessories

Tata Motors has launched a Zest Sportz Edition, a dealer level accessory package available on the standard car priced at a premium of Rs. 20,000.........Read more

When women become the family’s breadwinner

As more women enter the workforce and build successful careers, marriages are forced to realign themselves to a new normal........Read more

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai backs PM Modi’s Balochistan remarks

Afghanistan’s former President Hamid Karzai “appreciated” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the human rights situation in Balochistan on Friday, saying that India had every right to respond........Read more

Rio 2016: Abhinav Bindra Blames System for India's Failure to Open Medals Tally

Citing Britain's example, the 33-year-old, who missed the bronze in the 10 metre Air Rifle by a whisker, said medals can only be expected if there is adequate investment on athletes in India.........Read more

Here's How the Indian Army Trains Counter-Strike Style

The simulator also helps in giving out data points to officers to improve their grouping and accuracy.........Read more

Wheels of commerce | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Wheels of commerce - The Qinghai-Tibet Railway line has far-reaching consequences for Tibet........Read more

Gymnast Dipa, tennis duo in with chance to open medal chest

Sania and Bopanna will face the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka in the bronze play-off........Read more

IIMs to enjoy more autonomy than others

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) would enjoy greater autonomy than any other professional institute in the country if a revised bill gets the approval of the Cabinet and Parliament.........Read more

M.S. Subbulakshmi to be honoured by A.R. Rahman at UN on Independence Day

Legendary carnatic vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi will be honoured at the United Nations next week on India’s 70th Independence Day by a performance by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman at the world bo........Read more

Ram Madhav holds meet in Kashmir; intellectuals, civil society attend

The conclave is being held in presence of the members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.........Read more

Be Curious If You Want To Make Smarter Decisions: Study

Curiosity could be an effective tool to entice people into making smarter and healthier decisions.........Read more

Perera bowls Sri Lanka to series triumph

Sri Lanka wrapped up a series win over Australia on the third day in Galle, where they completed a 229-run win in the second Test........Read more

Cabinet gives nod to new Motor Vehicle Bill, steep penalties for road safety violations proposed

Government today approved the much- awaited Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 that proposes hefty penalties for violation of traffic norms including up to Rs 10,000 fine for drunken driving and Rs 2 lakh compensation for hit-and-run cases.........Read more

Paying for Cuddles: Loneliness in the Age of Instant Gratification

We're lonely in the age of relentless stimulation; so much so that were paying for basic human companionship.........Read more

Why the world appears worse off than it really is

The current political situation in India and the world brings to mind the old question: Is the glass half full or half empty? The question is conventionally taken to be a test of disposition differentiating between optimistic personalities and pessim........Read more

CRPF won’t give up pellet guns in Kashmir, says it’s the ‘least lethal’ option

The director general of the force said they only use them in 'extreme situations', when crowds get out of control and the life of jawans is at risk.........Read more

Turkey dismisses almost 9,000 officials after failed coup: interior ministry

A total of 8,777 public personnel including one provincial governor and 29 governors of towns have been dismissed.........Read more

Marxists in disarray

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is facing its most trying times since its split from the undivided Communist Party of India in 1964. Much to the embarrassment and discomfiture of the party, a political light weight Jagmati Sangwan, General Sec........Read more

Haryana now has a nodal officer to protect gau mata

Bharti Arora is returning to Gurgaon as supervising officer against cow slaughter and cattle smuggling, eight months after she was transferred following a bitter, public spat with police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk.........Read more

UN LGBTI resolution: Will India vote for equal rights without prejudice?

On Thursday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will seek what rights activists are calling a “historic” vote to establish the first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to end discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.........Read more

India's Anti-Satellite Weapons

The utility of space as a medium for war has grown exponentially since the days of the Cold War Space Race. The military potential of satellites is manifold: communications, navigation, early-warning systems, reconnaissance, and signal intelligence.........Read more

'Electric wind' can strip Earth-like planets of oceans, atmospheres

Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its oceans, according to new results from ESA's (European Space Agency) Venus Express mission by NASA-funded researchers.........Read more

'Situation in Kairana is frightening; will become another Kashmir, if corrective measures not taken'

The issue of mass exodus of Hindu families from Uttar Pradesh's Kairana is growing bigger day-by-day.........Read more

Desert telescope stakes out supermassive black hole

First postulated more than 230 years ago, black holes have been extensively researched, frequently depicted, even featured in sci-fi films.........Read more

Western Kentucky University allows 10 students to stay on, to take call on 15

A majority of these students are from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur and Visakhapatnam in the two Telugu states.........Read more

IPhone 7 to run Intel inside

Apple is apparently going into business with Intel for the upcoming iPhone 7 according to multiple reports which have surfaced over the past few weeks. The........Read more

'We don't have any choice left other than sitting in Modiji's lap': Om Puri hints at joining BJP

'We don't have any choice left other than sitting in Modiji's lap': Om Puri hints at joining BJP - Sonia Gandhi thinks of making her son the Prime Minister, look at his age, his experience, see what he says. Are we fools?, says Puri.........Read more

Rupee to be volatile as 2013 NRI dollar deposits mature: Kotak

Kotak Securities expects the banking system to face bouts of USD shortage during when these deposits mature, as exporters generally deliver only a part of their contracts and roll over the rest. ..........Read more

We are getting returns in the form of votes, says KCR

Asserting that the TRS’ welfare programmes had endeared the party to the poorer sections of the society, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said he was getting returns in the form of votes. In a........Read more

Change law for allowing women to work night shifts, states told

The labour and employment ministry has written to all state chief secretaries to make the necessary change in state laws to allow women to work night shifts........Read more

Daniel Craig done with James Bond franchise?

Daniel Craig has reportedly turned down a 68 million pound offer to reprise his role as James Bond. The 48-year-old actor played the spy in 2006's........Read more

Clean chit to Sadhvi, MCOCA dropped, Karkare probe was fudged: NIA’s new Malegaon script

Three others to be let off too, all accused to be tried under unlawful activities Act........Read more