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Wikipedia Could Potentially Shut Shop in India Due to New Government Rules

Wikipedia provides access to free knowledge and information online, but thanks to the new policies, it might have to change the way it operates in India. First, the new laws force the company to set up a local entity in India. The amended intermediary liability rules state that any intermediary having over 50 lakh users in India will have to be incorporated in India with a permanent registered office and address. It would also ask to filter its content that goes online and the government can also ask to takedown any specific content within 24 hours, and also request for information as necessary for cybersecurity reasons within 72 hours. This potentially means that the government can pull down almost any information that is being provided on Wikipedia and can even ask for information if and when required.........Read more

Pakistan’s official Kartarpur Corridor opening video has Bhindranwale’s poster

A video released by Pakistan’s Ministry to mark the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor has landed in controversy for displaying posters of Khalistani separatist leaders Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Maj Gen Shabeg Singh and Amrik Singh Khalsa. ........Read more

ICC World Cup 2019: Sourav Ganguly points out two major reasons behind India’s loss to England

A disappointed Sourav Ganguly pointed out two major reasons behind India’s first defeat in ICC World Cup 2019 at Birmingham, Edgbaston on Sunday. India were handed a 31-run loss by hosts England, who kept their semi-final hopes well and truly after the victory. Opener Jonny Bairstow’s hundred (111 off 109 balls) set the platform and a cavalier 54-ball 79 by all-rounder Ben Stokes took England to an imposing 337 for 7 in 50 overs after batting first, neutralising the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav with some heavy duty hitting. The total proved to be good enough as Rohit Sharma’s (102) 25th ODI hundred and skipper Virat Kohli’s (66) fifth consecutive half-century could only take India to 306 for 5 as England captain Eoin Morgan rotated his bowlers effectively at the death. ‘Bizarre and crazy’: Virat Kohli blasts short boundary of Edgabaston after defeat to England Ganguly said India lost the match in two stages – the first 10 overs of their chase when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struggled to score quickly and the last 5 overs when Dhoni and Jadhav scored at a run-a-ball despite the asking rate being well over 13 runs per over. “India lost the chase it in two phases... The first 10 overs and the final 5 overs,” Ganguly told the host broadcasters in the post-match discussion when asked to dissect India’s performance on Sunday.........Read more

BJP sensing defeat, says Kamal Nath on Income Tax raids, Shivraj Chouhan says he's behaving like Mamata

Kamal Nath said BJP is misusing Constitutional bodies for political gains as it can sense defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, former CM and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan hit back saying Kamal Nath is going the Mamata Banerjee way and stopping Income Tax officers from doing their jobs.........Read more

Microsoft’s foldable Surface phone may finally launch as company builds customised Windows OS

Microsoft has shifted its attention to foldable phones and dual-screen devices for its future Windows and Surface products. The company is primarily working on a modified version of Windows that could run apps on the future foldable screens.........Read more

Isro to set up 12 incubation, research centres to promote space R&D

To expand the ambit of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and give a platform to youth in space research, the country’s elite space agency is in the process of setting up six incubation centres and the same number of research centres across the country over the next one year.........Read more

Indore, the cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh: cleanliness survey

Indore emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government’s cleanliness survey. The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, which aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.........Read more

Gujarat HC upholds life term for 14 accused, acquits four others in 2002 Ode riots case

The Gujarat high court on Friday upheld the life term handed to 14 accused and acquitted four others in the Ode massacre case, in which 23 Muslims were burnt alive in Ode on March 1, 2002, two days after the Sabarmati train carnage at Godhra railway station where 58 kar sevaks or religious volunteers were killed.........Read more

Hong Kong can take a decision on Nirav Modi's arrest: China

Asked about India's request, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing that "according to the one country two systems and basic law of the HKSAR, under the assistance and authorisation of the central government, the HKSAR can make proper arrangement on judicial mutual assistance with other countries." ........Read more

Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann bowed to the inevitable on Thursday and chose to resign at the conclusion of the Wanderers Test match after five years at the helm of the national team, saying the former captain's tears had convinced him it was the only course of action.........Read more

E-commerce Customers To Benefit Under Consumer Protection Act, 2018

Under the Consumer Protection Act, 2018, the e-commerce companies will see a gamut of significant changes in accordance with which they will have to comply with tougher rules. The proposal to consider these online market places as ‘electronic service providers instead of intermediaries will increase the liability tow........Read more

Aarushi case: CBI challenges Talwar couple's acquittal in SC

The CBI filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the five-month-old Allahabad high court order acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj at their Noida residence in 2008.........Read more

Bank of Baroda approached CBI after Nirav Modi scam broke

Bank of Baroda had classified the Rs 435 crore loan given to Vikram Kothari-run Rotomac Global a "non-performing asset" in October 2015 and a "fraud" in December 2017 but it came running to investigating agencies on Sunday after the Nirav Modi swindle came to light, fearing that Kothari too might leave the country.........Read more

Army to get more infantry vehicles, Navy a survey training vessel

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday cleared the procurement of infantry combat vehicles for the Army and a survey training vessel for the Navy at a combined cost of about ₹1850 crore.........Read more

Scientists use stem cells to develop potential cancer vaccine

Scientists developed vaccine from stem cells that helped mice's immune systems fight cancer, Because stem cells have similar aspects with the deadly disease, the team used it to help teach the animal's bodies to recognise and tackle cancer.........Read more

WhatsApp Payment feature starts rolling out in India

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, months after testing the payment option, has finally started rolling out to users in India. The company had introduced this feature for select users on both Android and iOS recently. The payment feature is powered by UPI which enables users to send and receive money easily. ........Read more

New Sebi norms to bar MFs from dumping investors with 'NAV management' fee

The Securities and Exchange Board of India's (Sebi's) diktat asking fund houses to disclose the total expense ratio (TER) of their schemes daily, however, may put an end to this practice. "So far, expenses were being changed at the whims of the fund houses. Investors can now get the actual returns rather than the accountants' returns added to the NAV.........Read more

Move over, Viagra! An Aspirin a day could offer the same help with erectile dysfunction, study claims

One 100mg aspirin pill a day was able to significantly reduce erectile issues in men, a Turkish study revealed. But some experts have cautioned men to take it with a pinch of salt.........Read more

Australia beat Afghanistan in semis to reach ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup final

Australia has booked their place in the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup after beating high-flying Afghanistan by six wickets in their semi-final clash at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.........Read more

Ford’s Jeep Compass Rival Is Coming To India

The new premium SUV will be slotted between the EcoSport and Endeavour. The India launch of the Kuga-based SUV is likely to happen in 2018, after the introduction of the Figo Cross. The new SUV will measure over four metres and will also take on the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500.........Read more

Ford’s Jeep Compass Rival Is Coming To India

The new premium SUV will be slotted between the EcoSport and Endeavour. The India launch of the Kuga-based SUV is likely to happen in 2018, after the introduction of the Figo Cross. The new SUV will measure over four metres and will also take on the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500.........Read more

Google looking to launch stores in India to boost Pixel sales

Google is exploring the idea of physical stores after finding an encouraging response to more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in malls across the country to showcase the second generation Pixel phones.........Read more

Kim Jong-un’s death squads execute North Korea’s 2nd most powerful man

Hwang, who is known to be one of Kim's closest aides and was even described as the "second-most powerful man in North Korea," has reportedly been missing from the public eye, sparking fears that he may have been executed by the country's infamous death squad.........Read more

Criminal politicians: Centre agrees to special courts to deal with cases against MPs, MLAs

In a decision that could deal a body blow to their ilk, the Centre today told the Supreme Court (SC) it has agreed to set up special courts to deal with cases against the country's elected representatives.........Read more

Tamil Nadu cartoonist G Bala arrested over caricature of CM Palaniswami, officials

A freelance cartoonist was arrested on Sunday for a cartoon depicting Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami allegedly in a distasteful manner over a recent family suicide related to usury.........Read more

Indian Students Attacked in Milan, Sushma Swaraj Says Monitoring Situation Personally

Indian students in Italy's Milan have reportedly been facing attacks. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted about the attacks, saying that she has sought a detailed report and was monitoring the situation.........Read more

Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Australia media in masseuse case

Chris Gayle, who was accused of exposing his genitals to a massage therapist, has won a defamation case against Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.........Read more

Policeman killed in J&K encounter

A police constable was killed in an encounter which broke out between militants and security forces in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on October 29, police said.........Read more

Madhya Pradesh slashes 3% VAT on petrol, 5% on diesel

The Madhya Pradesh Government on Friday slashed the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on prices of petrol by 3 per cent and diesel by 5 per cent, following the lead of Maharashtra and Gujarat.........Read more

Anupam Kher’s appointment as chairperson is another joke, say FTII students

“How can Kher head FTII when he is already running a private acting school?” Harishankar Nachimuthu, who headed one of its longest strike in the premier film institute’s history to oppose Chauhan’s appointment, asked........Read more

Demonetisation was a suicide, all arguments in its favour have collapsed: Arun Shourie

Slamming the Narendra Modi government over sliding economic growth and increasing job losses, former Union minister Arun Shourie has likened demonetisation with suicide, saying the latter is too “a bold step”. ........Read more

Meenakshi temple pips Tirupati, Taj Mahal to win swachh award

The Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai has been adjudged the cleanest iconic place in the country under Swachhta Hi Seva (cleanliness is service) programme. The temple earned the top slot from among 10 iconic places selected under the Swachh Bharath Mission in the country.........Read more

Benelli discontinues TNT 899 and TNT R in India

Benelli has discontinued two of its heavyweights, the TNT 899 and the TNT R, from the Indian line up. The two motorcycles did not comply with the mandatory BS-IV norms, which caused the company to take such an action.........Read more

Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran

Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker P Dhanapal on Monday disqualified 18 AIADMK MLAs who are supporting sidelined party deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran. The MLAs were disqualified under Schedule 10 of the Indian Constitution which speaks about the anti-defection law.........Read more

Vodafone India launches unlimited international plan for the UK, Europe

Vodafone India launched unlimited international plan across the UK and Europe for Rs 180 per day. International travelers can now easily activate a pack and use their number overseas from the UK and other popular travel destinations of Europe like Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary.........Read more

Give info of plaints on child porn, SC tells social sites

The SC directed Facebook, Google, WhatsAap, Microsoft and Yahoo on Monday to come up with the number of complaints they received in the last two years for allowing obscene material like child pornography and rape videos to be circulated through their platforms and action taken by them.........Read more

Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi on Super Mario Odyssey and the future of the Switch

Yoshiaki Koizumi has been the face of the Nintendo Switch ever since its launch event in January, but he’s also been intimately involved with the Super Mario series for decades, serving as assistant director on the groundbreaking Super Mario 64 and directing the subsequent Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.........Read more

US won't pull back from South China Sea operations: General

An American general insisted on Friday the United States would not pull back from operations in the disputed South China Sea to combat Beijing's territorial claims despite a series of accidents involving US warships.........Read more

Nandan Nilekani Likely to be New Infosys Head, Say Reports

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is likely to be brought in to head the software giant, media reports said on Wednesday. The reports came just a week after Vishal Sikka resigned as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. ........Read more

Hacked replacement touchscreens could hijack your smartphone

A new study has found that when replacement touch screens are embedded with a malicious chip, they can be used to compromise your smartphone, includes simulated attacks on two Android devices: a Huawei Nexus 6P and LG G Pad 7.0. Researchers were able to take control of the devices by using a malicious chip embedded into a third-party touch screen.........Read more

Saliva protein links humans to archaic species

The scientists came upon their findings while researching the purpose and origins of the MUC7 protein, which helps give spit its slimy consistency and binds to microbes, potentially helping to rid the body of disease-causing bacteria. researchers have found hints that a ghost species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa.........Read more

Google Duo boss reports app’s 8MB per minute data usage while video chatting on the go

After announcing that version 14 of Google Duo brought with it improved performance and availability in more countries, Justin Uberti, Technical Lead of the application, was asked how much data it used when on cellular networks. Surprisingly, as confirmed by Uberti, Duo uses as much as 8MB of data per minute…........Read more

Mamata to launch 'BJP Quit India' movement

We will launch the movement in every Lok Sabha and assembly constituency, block, city and village. I urge all my ministers, MPs, MLAs and block leaders to take part in the programme, Banerjee said at a Trinamool Congress Martyr's Day Rally.........Read more

Thanjavur bus accident toll rises to 10

The mishap occurred late on Friday night when the bus bound for Kumbakonam collided with the lorry at Vallam. With the death of three more people, the toll in the accident involving a Tamil Nadu government transport bus and a lorry near Thanjavur, rose to 10........Read more

His ‘Petya’ Code Was Used in a Global Cyber Attack, Now He Wants to Help

The James Bond baddie-inspired ‘Janus’ began selling his ransomware in spring 2016. Now a modified version is wreaking havoc—and he says it wasn’t him, and he wants to crack it.........Read more

IBM had filmmakers teach its Watson AI how to make movies

IBM and the Tribeca Film Festival asked a small but prestigious group of artists and scientists to help make the Watson supercomputer a better storyteller. Earlier this week, the two companies hosted the Storytellers with Watson contest where a small but prestigious group of artists and scientists were asked to come up with new ways in which creatives could rely on IBM’s supercomputer to make art. The event featured five finalists selected from a larger pool of entries.........Read more

ISSF Junior World Cup: Anish, Anhad, Shivam Shukla claims Bronze in rapid fire pistol team event

Indian contingent continues to shine in an ongoing ISSF Junior World Championship held in Germany. Notably, Indian shooting trio of Anish, Anhad Jawanda and Shivam Shukla claimed the third position to win a bronze medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol team event on Monday.........Read more

Australia announces online visa applications for Indians from July

The Australian government announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting July 1. It will offer benefits like 24/7 accessibility,electronic payment of the visa application charge and the ability to check the status of applications lodged online, all through the department's Immi Account portal.........Read more

Bhushan, Essar Steel among 12 firms being moved to insolvency courts - sources

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked lenders to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against a dozen companies, including Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel Ltd, Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.........Read more

A new video shows you exactly what it looks like when DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, captured DNA replication on video for the first time. The 11-second clip — which kind of looks like something pulled from a 1970s video game — shows glowing strands of DNA stretching from left to right as it duplicates.........Read more

Indonesia SSP: Saina Nehwal Beats Ratchanok Intanon, advances to 2nd round

Saina Nehwal beats Thailand Ratchanok Intanon by 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 in Indonesia SSP. Ashwini Ponnappa and Sumeeth Reddy lost their match in mixed doubles........Read more

How India, other Asian nations plan to counter an assertive China

Several Asian nations like India, Australia, Japan and Vietnam are quietly stepping up discussions and co-operation, although taking care they do not upset Beijing, the diplomats said. No one was yet talking about a formal alliance.........Read more

WHO honours Health Minister Nadda with Award

Union Health Minister J P Nadda has been honoured by the World Health Organisation with the Director General’s Special Recognition Award for his leadership and commitment to advancing tobacco control, while also selecting health ministers of Maldives and Bhutan among five individuals and institutions from the WHO South-East Asia Region for this year’s World No-Tobacco Day Award.........Read more

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe - Universe Today

The Big Bang. The discovery that the Universe has been expanding for billions of years is one of the biggest revelations in the history of science. In a single moment, the entire Universe popped into existence, and has been expanding ever since.........Read more

De Villiers upset at umpire questions over ball

South Africa captain AB de Villiers was disappointed the umpires asked him about the condition of the ball during their one-day international defeat to England. Umpires Chris Gaffaney and Rob Bailey enquired about the condition of the ball with De Villiers, who felt they had implied South Africa may have altered it.........Read more

Geely to acquire controlling stakes in Lotus

Geely, a China-based automaker and the owner company of the Volvo brand and the London Taxi company, will be acquiring a controlling stake in Lotus. This will be a part of a deal between Geely and Lotus' owning company - Proton, a Malaysian carmaker. Proton and Lotus are currently part of the DRB-Hicom group, which has been struggling due to rising operating losses from the last few years.........Read more

What’s behind the myth that you only use 10 percent of your brain?

Let’s get one thing out of the way: no matter what movies like Limitless claim, humans use more than 10 percent of our brains. This isn’t a surprise to a lot of people, but there’s more to the science of our cognitive potential than knowing that it can’t be true that 90 percent of our gray matter is inactive.........Read more

Justice Karnan’s lawyers approach president for suspension of SC order

The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan on Thursday claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court.........Read more

Nuke MoU: Govt makes Russia sweat before PM Modi-Putin meet

Russia is worried that India might be delaying the MoU for developing Kudankulam reactor units to get Moscow to work proactively for its NSG membership. India’s message said, without NSG membership in next 1-2 years, India would have no option but to go for an indigenous nuclear energy programme.​​........Read more

Case that changed HIV treatment forever

From being handcuffed and left to rot in an abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium to challenging the Goa Public Health Amendment Act, which called for mandatory isolation of HIV-positive persons, Dominic’s legal, medical and emotional journey irrevocably changed not only his own life but became a rallying cry in the struggle for equal rights to treatment and care for those with HIV in the country.........Read more

Vijender Singh Splits With UK-Based Promoter Over Broken Contract

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has terminated his contract with the UK-based Queensberry Promotions on the ground that the company failed to deliver on its obligations in the last one year.........Read more

Govt. exempts Assam, J&K, Meghalaya from mandatory Aadhaar quoting for ITR filing

The government on Friday exempted citizens residing in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, and Meghalaya from the mandatory quoting of Aadhaar for a PAN application or while filing income tax returns. It also said Aadhaar quoting is not mandatory for non-resident Indians, citizens of 80 years of age or more, and non-citizens.........Read more

Kapil Mishra hints at another ‘big disclosure’

Surrounded by around a dozen policemen, deployed after the attack on him on Wednesday, sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra continued his hunger strike on Thursday and determinedly asked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to provide details on how the overseas tours of five senior party functionaries were funded.........Read more

NASA’s Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's moon

The view was obtained during a distant (non-targeted) flyby, during which Cassini passed 303,000 miles (488,000 kilometers) above the moon's surface. Although Cassini will have no further close, targeted flybys of Titan, the spacecraft continues to observe the giant moon and its atmosphere from a distance.........Read more

Bogus firm, shoddy work - How Kejriwals brother-in-law swindled PWD of Rs 10cr

Under probe now is what appears to be compelling evidence of how one of the chief minister's closest relatives might have submitted forged bills for carrying out a civic project commissioned by the PWD department, currently under minister Satyendar Jain.........Read more

Rahul on AAP fiasco: Truth has a habit of coming out

Referring to sacked Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra's allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said "truth has a habit of coming out". ........Read more

Varanasi cleaner than Bhubaneswar? Swachh Survekshan needs to get better on city ranking

While the parameters of cleanliness chosen for the survey seem adequate and its assessment that Swachh Bharat Mission is succeeding in making urban India cleaner might be correct, the methodology used to rank cities appears flawed.........Read more

Only Sasikala would know what’s missing from Jaya's estate: police

A senior police officer revealed that AIADMK interim general secretary VK Sasikala, currently serving jail term in a Bengaluru prison, is the only person who can throw some light on the things that may be missing from the rooms broken into after a guard was murdered on the night of April 23. ........Read more

A 51-Year-Old Woman Single-Handedly Dug A 60-Foot Deep Well

Gouri is a 51-year-old woman, who single-handedly dug a 60 foot well in just three months. And now, that well serves as a constant source to get water. Gouri lives Uttara Kannada district, Sirsi, and is proudly known as ‘Lady Bhagiratha’.........Read more

Oyo plans to expand in leisure business

Accomodation aggregator Oyo is planning to increase its presence in leisure cities and would be doubling the number of rooms it offers in its network to 1,40,000 by the end of this year, to become the 14th largest hotel in the world. Speaking to........Read more

Infosys to return up to $2 billion to shareholders; appoints co-chairman

Ravi Venkatesan, an independent director, has been appointed as co-chairman of the board. Infosys Ltd, India’s second-biggest software services exporter, said on Thursday it would return up to $2 billion to shareholders, yielding to pressure for a share buyback from a group of founders and former executives.........Read more

Jeep Compass Unveiled In India; Specs, Pictures And Expected Price

Jeep India has unveiled the brand new Jeep Compass in India. The new Jeep Compass will be launched later this year and will be priced competitively so as to take on a slew of rivals including the likes of the Hyundai Creta/Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa amongst others. The Jeep Compass will get two engine options a 1.4 litre petrol which gets over 160 bhp of peak power and 260 Nm of peak torque and the 2.0 litre diesel engine which will get over 170 bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The gearbox options will be a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic. The Jeep Compass will also get a four wheel drive system with several drive modes that will change the drive characteristic of the compact SUV. The Jeep Compass has a ground clearance of 178mm with a wheelbase of 2636mm making it quite spacious on the inside. The overall length of the Jeep Compass is 4398mm while the height and width are 1667mm and 1819mm respectively.........Read more

Meet the first tribal person from the Andaman and Nicobar islands to complete a PhD

The 29-year-old, who belongs to the Nicobarese tribe, is the first tribal person from the Andaman and Nicobar islands to have completed a PhD. Though Iqbal was awarded his doctorate last October, it took district authorities a few months to scan through university records and arrive at the conclusion that he was indeed the first tribal person from the Bay of Bengal archipelago to earn a doctorate. They made the announcement in December.........Read more

Niti Aayog close to finalising 3-year action plan - The Economic Times

Government think-tank Niti Aayog is at an advanced stage of finalising 3-year action plan and the 15-year vision document for the country, Parliament was informed today. It will also unveil a 7-year strategy document. ........Read more

3rd time in a month, North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast on Wednesday, US and South Korean officials said, amid worries that the North might soon conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests.........Read more

Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai today after a brief illness. She was 84. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai, family sources said.........Read more

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the world's second richest person

World's richest ranking has a new No. 2, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The founder of e-commerce giant has beaten Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world's second-richest person.........Read more

To check donations in cash to parties, EC seeks Rs 20 crore cap

The Commission has also called for an amendment to Rule 86 under Conduct of Election Rules to make it mandatory for candidates to meet all election expenses in excess of Rs 2,000 through cheque or electronic bank transfer.........Read more

Instagram says all users can now protect their accounts with two-factor authentication

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom today confirmed that two-factor authentication is now available to all of the app’s users worldwide. The company first announced plans to roll out two-factor over a year ago in February 2016 — and it was late to adapt the important security measure even then. It should have never taken this long. But now it’s finally in place for everyone.........Read more

Maternity Benefit Bill 2016: Rajya Sabha approves a technical amendment

The Rajya Sabha on Monday approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016. Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien observed that the measure was already passed by both the houses and there was only a "technical amendment" with which it was to be taken up once again. The Bill was then passed through voice vote.........Read more

Indian graduates are not industry-ready, says Shashi Tharoor

I’m sorry to say this but scores of graduates coming out of colleges are not industry-ready, and has been pointed out by many organisations such the CII, FICCI and Assocham. This is why many of software firms are again training freshly-recruited graduates before putting them on projects.........Read more

Maruti case: 13 sentenced to life imprisonment

A Gurugram court today sentenced 13 persons to life and four others to a five-year jail term in the Maruti Suzuki factory violence case. The court had convicted 31 employees of Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, including 13 of murder, on March 10.........Read more

Indians’ lack of toilet hygiene delays long-haul flights, bleeds airlines

“If a passenger throws any object into the toilet, like a plastic bottle, soiled diapers, a bunch of tissue papers, it could damage its vacuum flush system. Then the object has to be located, it has to be removed and the flush system repaired. The next flight is delayed, the losses are multifold,” said an airline source.........Read more

'I have never beaten Aishwarya Rai'

"I have never beaten her (Aishwarya Rai). Anyone can beat me up and that is why people are not scared of me. I do get emotional and then I hurt myself. I have banged my head against the wall whenever I get angry. I cannot hurt anyone else but me," revealed Salman.........Read more

Fake ‘Children Bank of India’ notes worth Rs 9.90 lakh surface in Hyderabad bank, man held

Hyderabad Police arrested on Tuesday a man who was allegedly trying to deposit Rs 9.9 lakh in fake currency notes bearing the name “Children Bank of India”. Kushaiguda police in Hyderabad arrested a person Yousuf Shaik from Moula-Ali area, who was caught by Allahabad Bank staff while allegedly trying to deposit fake currency in the denominations of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500.........Read more

Man tries to burn store run by Indian-Americans in Florida

A 64-year-old man in Florida tried to burn down a convenience store owned by Indian-Americans because he thought they were ‘Muslim’. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said the accused Richard Lloyd confessed that he wanted to “run the Arabs out of our country”, so he pushed a dumpster in front of the Port St. Lucie store and set the contents on fire,........Read more

Supreme Court dismisses plea against Padma Vibhushan to Dhirubhai Ambani

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea for quashing a government notification to confer Padma Vibhushan in 2016 on late Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries Ltd. A bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed the plea for withdrawal of the prestigious honour to the noted industrialist.........Read more

No immediate changes in H-1B programme: White House

There will be no changes in the H-1B visa programme for skilled temporary foreign workers before this year’s selection process kicks off on April 1, the White House indicated on Wednesday. The U.S. admits 85,000 people on H-1B visas every year, through a lottery process that begins with the filing of applications on April 1.........Read more

After 2,200 years, Amaravati gets back its legislation power

In a historic recurrence, `legislation' returned to Amaravati after a gap of two millennia. For the first time in 2,200 years, Andhra `regained' the power to make its own rules and regulations from its soil. As the budget session of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly began at the dusty village of Velagapudi in the upcoming capital city of Amaravati at the auspicious 11.06 am on Monday, history was repeating itself. It was in the 2nd century BCE (Before Common Era) that the first ever recorded legislation was made on the ancient Andhra soil. ​........Read more

Phase 5 of UP elections witnessed 58% voters

Ambedkar Nagar district recorded around 65% turnout, while Siddharth Nagar district recorded about 54% turnout. In Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, an estimated 57% electorate exercised their franchise.........Read more

Probe against 3 firms for illegal use of Aadhaar biometrics

In a first, three firms are being probed for attempting unauthorized authentication and impersonation by using stored Aadhaar biometrics in what the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said is a clear violation of the law.........Read more

We have all the capabilities to set up a space station: ISRO

ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Monday said the country has the capability to set up a space station, but it needed a long-term approach and an ambitious planning. Kumar said ISRO was also mulling tying up with the industry to enhance the country’s satellite launching capability.........Read more

Despite contrary allegations, letter from Rohith’s grandad says he was Dalit

In the letter, Rohith’s grandfather said that he met Radhika Vemula (Rohith’s mother) rarely after she got divorced from his son. When he had gone to meet her when she was suffering from paralysis, he was informed by Anjani Devi (Rohith’s adoptive grandmother) that Radhika was from a community that belonged to a scheduled caste.........Read more

Hockey India League 2017: Kalinga Lancers decimate Punjab Warriors to seal semi-final berth

Kalinga Lancers displayed rampaging form as they decimated Jaypee Punjab Warriors 7-0 to seal a semi-final berth in the fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) in Chandigarh on Saturday.........Read more

Rush to invest $500,000 to get green card

Every week, on average, three Indians are signing up to shell out half-a-million dollars each to have a go at living the American dream, through a sponsored 'invest in the US and get a green card' program called the EB-5.........Read more

EC denies AAP's claims of EVM shifting, gives clean chit to Patiala administration

The two-member team constituted by the Election Commission to probe into the alleged breach of security of electronic voting machines at Patiala constituency in Punjab today gave a clean chit to the district administration.........Read more

Tehmina Janjua is new Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Pakistan appointed Tehmina Janjua as Foreign Secretary -- the first woman in the country to take up the top diplomat's post. She will replace Aizaz Chaudhary who was appointed as the new Ambassador to Washington. ........Read more

Tata Steel UK to sell its business to Liberty House group

The Tata Steel company has today said that its British unit has signed a deal to sell its speciality steel business to Liberty House Group for 100 million pounds. The agreement between two companies covers several assets including the electric arc steelworks and bar mill at Rotherham.........Read more

Mobile numbers of women on sale in UP, buyers call to harass, send obscene photos

According to the report, the men at the phone recharging outlets save the numbers of these women and sell them for Rs 50-500 based on how 'ordinary' or 'beautiful' the girl looks. The person buying the numbers then stalks and harasses the girl and often sends her vulgar images.........Read more

Employee Count In India's Most Valuable Bank Falls By Nearly 5,000 In Just Three Months

Country's most valuable lender, HDFC Bank has rationalised its staff by 4,581 employees in a single quarter courtesy efficiencies in the system and lower hiring. The bank, which reported its slowest profit growth ever at 15 per cent for the December quarter as demonetisation impacted loan growth, saw total headcount reduce to 90,421 on December 31, 2016 as against 95,002 in September 30, 2016. ........Read more

The US says Oracle is encouraging Indians to hire others Indians—and it’s killing diversity

Oracle, the $160 billion California-based software giant run by Larry Ellison. Earlier this week, the US Department of Labor (DOL) sued (pdf) Oracle for wage violations and hiring bias, alleging that the company displayed “hiring discrimination against qualified White, Hispanic, and African-American applicants in favor of Asian applicants, particularly Asian Indians.”........Read more

Super Mario Run will be available on Android in March

Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first real foray into mobile gaming, won’t be available on Android until March, the company announced in a tweet. In our review of the iOS version we thought the game was fun, but compromised; with surprisingly deep gameplay considering there’s only one control (tap to jump).........Read more

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly receives anonymous 'threat letter'

Sourav Ganguly said he has received an anonymous "threat letter" that has warned him against attending a University programme in Medinipur. "Yes I have received the letter on 7 January and I have informed this to the police and the organisers," Ganguly said about the Vidyasagar University programme to be jointly organised by the District Sports Association on 19 January.........Read more

Genetics play a significant role in immunity, new research finds

Researchers from King's, supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust and King's College London, analysed 23,000 immune traits in 497 adult female twins from the TwinsUK cohort. They found that adaptive immune traits - the more complex responses that develop after exposure to a specific pathogen, such as chickenpox - are mostly influenced by genetics.........Read more

KSCA president Ashok Anand, secretary Brijesh Patel resign

The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) today (January 3) decided to implement Justice RM Lodha Panel's recommendations with the president, secretary and treasurer resigning from their posts.........Read more

Hyderabad jeweller, who deposited Rs 98 crore with fake receipts, arrested

A Hyderabad-based businessman was arrested on Wednesday on charges of generating fake advance payment receipts to deposit black money to the tune of Rs 98 crore in banks. After demonetisation, Gupta, along with his sons Nitin and Nikhil, daughter-in-law Neha and others, conspired and hatched a plan to convert their black money by depositing it with banks by generating fake and fabricated receipts for wrongful gains which caused loss to the Government of India.........Read more

RBI says ban on Rs 1000, Rs 500 notes proposed hours before telecast of PM’s speech

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recommended demonetisation of 500- and 1,000-rupee banknotes hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the surprise move in a televised address to the nation in the evening of November 8.........Read more

India jumps 2 places for best annual FIFA rankings

This is India’s six-year highest annual ranking after 2009 when India finished at 134. India jumped two places to finish 2016 at 135, their best in the last six years, in the FIFA rankings published on Thursday.........Read more

Amazon says don’t care about protectionist calls by Flipkart, Ola

“The bar set by (Amazon CEO) Jeff Bezos is so high on focus that we don’t really care and get distracted by these conversations. The good part is we have figured out three things that matter to customers and that are not going to change over the next 10 years—so, I don’t care about things that are going to change, things that are being talked about that should change because I know there are things that will not change, no matter what happens,” said Agarwal.........Read more

Dont have an Aadhar card? Be ready to pay 10 times the fee at AIIMS

Soon, patients who provide Aadhaar card at AIIMS will have their registration charges waived, but without it they will have to pay Rs 100, which is ten times the current fee of Rs 10.........Read more

2017 Volvo V40 And V40 Cross Country Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 25.49 Lakh

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars today launched the 2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country (CC) in India starting from Rs. 25.49 lakh and Rs. 27.2 lakh respectively. Volvo Auto India has launched two variants of both the models - V40 D3 R-Design and V40 D3 Kinetic along with V40 CC D3 Inscription and V40 CC T4 Momentum.........Read more

IIMs mull scheme to hire SC/ST as faculty

"We are aware that we should have diverse faculty with different life experiences to teach our students. We want to make sure that people on the margins have the opportunity to be in the classroom (as faculty), IIM-Ahmedabad Director Ashish Nanda said. ........Read more

Audi Cars Will Now Communicate With Traffic Lights

Audi's newest vehicle-to-infrastructure program, the German manufacturer is now fitting some selective cars that can communicate with the traffic grid in a city. Essentially, the car will be able to pull up to a set of traffic lights and tell the driver when the red light will turn green. This will be done through a timer on the dashboard.........Read more

Varanasi, Allahabad had no clean air day in 2015: CPCB

NEW DELHI: People in Varanasi, Allahabad and Gwalior did not have a single "good air" day throughout 2015, making these cities worse than Delhi, at least in terms of lack of clean air, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.........Read more

Nokia D1C leak suggests Rs 10,000 smartphone : specs & features we know so far

Nokia, once a pioneer of feature phones and especially popular in India, is expected to launch its latest smartphone D1C at the Mobile World Congress 2017. There have been several leaks earlier about the probable specifications and features of the smartphone, but a new report has unveiled the pricing on the latest smartphone to come from Nokia. The report posted on NokiaPowerUser claimed that the D1C smartphone is expected to come in two versions. The 2GB RAM variant will be priced around $150 and the 3GB version will coast $200 (around Rs 10,000 and Rs 13,000 respectively).........Read more

Cyclone Vardah brings rain to Chennai, to make landfall on Monday afternoon

The Tamil government's municipal administration and water supply department, which is the nodal agency for urban local bodies, on Sunday requested Chennaiites to stay indoors and come out only if it is absolutely necessary.........Read more

Earth racing to its sixth mass extinction, latest study indicates

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new study that suggests the sixth mass extinction of animal life in the Earth’s history could take place in as little as 50 years. A leading evolutionary biologist, Professor John Wiens, found that 47 per cent of nearly 1,000 species had suffered local extinctions linked to climate change with populations absent from areas where they had been found before.........Read more

ThyssenKrupp becomes target of a 'massive' and 'highly professional' cyber attack

Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday.........Read more

Demonetisation effect: 15 tonnes of gold sold on November 8-9

Jewellers sold 15 tonnes of gold ornaments and bars, worth around Rs 5,000 crore, on the intervening night of November 8 and 9 after the government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes, said Surendra Mehta, national secretary of India Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA). IBJA has 2,500 jewellers registered with it from across the country. ........Read more

Moana Review: This film might win the Oscar this year!

You see, it’s all about the sea. Well, the ocean, really. And one girl’s love for it. She lives on a big island where everybody’s happy and her dad’s the chief and she’s next in line to take over. But no, that’s not enough for Moana (Cravalho). Since her youngest days, she has wanted to set sail. Even tried once. And almost died. But don’t tell her dad, Chief Tui (Morrison) that.........Read more

An Indian Man In Dubai Walked 1,000 Kms Over Two Years To Get A Flight Ticket Back Home

Selvaraj began his court journeys after his mother died in Tamil Nadu and he was denied permission to go and attend her funeral.........Read more

US lawmaker suggest global alliance of India, US, Russia,Japan

In favour of the alliance, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said India is particularly poised to grow into a world power if it adopts right policies.........Read more

Instagram announces Live Video on stories, disappearing photos and video in direct messages

Instagram, once a social network dedicated purely to posting pictures of food, has become prone to feature creep (not unlike Facebook's other properties).... by Corbin Davenport in Applications, News, Videos........Read more

Symantec to buy LifeLock in $2.3 billion cyber-security deal

Symantec Corp, a US-based computer security software provider, on Sunday announced that it will acquire identity theft protection company LifeLock for an enterprise deal of $2.3 billion or $24 per share. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of next year, subject to LifeLock's shareholders approval.........Read more

Force 2 review: Logic is inversely proportional to John Abraham’s muscles

Force 2 has a noble heart. It wants to get the undercover agents, who selflessly serve the nation, their due. But the narrative hasn’t taken a favourable shape. Sadly, it’s mostly about muscles and very less about intelligence.........Read more

Aditi Ashok becomes first Indian to win Ladies European Tour event, lifts Indian Open

Golfing sensation ​Aditi Ashok wins Indian Open, becomes first woman golfer from country to lift a Ladies European Tour event. Aditi carded 3 under 69 on the second day to grab the sole lead in the Hero Women's Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Saturday.........Read more

These Telangana tribals believe branding keeps the doctor away

When it comes to preventing minor ailments, the Adivasi people, spread over the four districts which had formed part of undivided Adilabad, continue to prefer their age-old ritualistic practice of ho........Read more

Indian hockey team's chief coach Roelant Oltmans set his sights on bigger global titles

Chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans has heaped praise on his boys and set his sights on bigger global titles after India reclaimed the Asian Champions Trophy by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in an ex........Read more

Tata Group Human Resources head N S Rajan quits

Rajan, who held the position of Tata Group's chief of human resources (CHRO), was one of the members of the now disbanded Group Executive Council (GEC) set up by Mistry.........Read more

Indian male directors are open to emotions: Katrina

Actress Katrina Kaif says Indian male directors don't shy away from depicting emotions in films."Indian male directors are open to emotions, they don't shy away from emotions in films.........Read more

Police arrest Pakistan High Commission staffer with defence documents; Abdul Basit summoned

Delhi police on Thursday arrested a staff member of Pakistan High Commission for alleged possession of highly classified defence related documents. According to reports, police have arrested Mehmood Akhtar on a tip by the Intelligence Bureau. Akhtar has been remanded to Chanakypuri police station.........Read more

Asian Champions Trophy | India defeat Pakistan in comeback thriller

India defeated defending champions Pakistan in their third league match 3-2 today cheered on by a small but raucous crowd. India gave up the lead after the initial goal by Pardeep Mor, but Rupinder Pal Singh and Ramandeep scored in the third quarter to take India to a win over their bitter rivals.........Read more

Interview with Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay

Bhutan stands shoulder to shoulder with India in its fight against terror and need to protect its border, says Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. In Goa for the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit, Mr. Tobgay........Read more

New Titanfall 2 Trailer Focuses on the Bond Between Man and Machine

This new "vision" trailer sees Respawn director Steve Fukuda and others discussing the campaign and, in some cases, talking about specific plot points. As such, you may want to avoid this video if you're hoping to play Titanfall 2 with fresh eyes.........Read more

Delhi Police Falsely Charge 15 Northeastern Girls With Flesh Trade

police from the Gurugram Sector 29 police station raided a spa and massage parlour in the locality. The next evening, around the same time, the Delhi police-run Facebook page ‘Delhi Police for Northeast Folks’ was updated with a post headlined “12 NE girls arrested by the police for flesh trade (prostitution) at Gurgaon city”.........Read more

Govt reduced Indian army's disability pension while jawans destroyed terror launchpads across LoC: Report

Govt reduced Indian army's disability pension while jawans destroyed terror launchpads across LoC: Report - On September 30, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a letter that dramatically reduced Indian army's disability pension.........Read more

1 cop killed, 2 injured as terrorists attack police post in Shopian

"Militants tried to snatch the weapons of policemen posted at Reshnagri minority post. The attempt was resisted by the policemen resulting in a shootout in which three persons, including a civilian and two policemen, were injured," a senior police official said.........Read more

Samsung is buying the team that originally created Siri

Rather than create its own personal assistant for Galaxy smartphones, Samsung is just buying one. The company has announced it's acquiring Viv Labs, a startup formed by the creators of Apple's Siri...........Read more

Ungoogle Chromium: New Browser hack removes Google from Chrome

Tech majors like Google have always had a gluttonous craving for the data of users, and owing to that, many developers and general users alike have wanted to leave its products.........Read more

This Small Andhra Village Has an Army Man in Almost Every Household!

Were it not for the interesting backstory behind its imposing rifle and helmet war memorial, Madhavaram would be a relatively unremarkable village. Located about 150 kms away from Amravati, this tiny village in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district has an illustrious 300-year old history of sending its men to serve in the Army.........Read more

How a teaspoon of TURMERIC may ward off cancer

The findings have been intriguing: for instance, one U.S. study found the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, can help slow down the progression of breast cancer in mice.........Read more

The future of human computer interaction will be multimodal

We have been using the computer mouse for decades to interact with our technology. Touchscreens brought us a new way to input commands to our gadgets, but..........Read more

Rio Paralympics 2016, India Swimming: Suyash Jadhav fails to qualify for finals of Men's 200m

ndia’s Suyash Narayan Jadhav has qualified for the final of the Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM7 event of the Rio Paralympic Games held at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in Rio de Janeiro.The qualifying event consisted of two Heats which consisted of six athletes each and the top-8 fastest athletes combined from both the heats were to qualify for the final round which will take place later tonight.........Read more

Will close Pak’s transit route to Central Asia if Afghanistan is not allowed to trade with India : Ghani warns Pak

Days before he arrives in New Delhi for an official visit, President Ashraf Ghani on Friday warned he would close Pakistan’s transit route to Central Asia if his country’s entrepreneurs were not allowed to trade with India via the Wagah border crossing. The remarks reflected Kabul’s growing frustration with Islamabad after the virtual collapse of a Pakistan-backed process to engage with the Afghan Taliban. Ghani has been angered by Pakistan’s failure to deliver on a commitment to bring the militants to the negotiating table. Ghani, who is scheduled to visit India on September 14, issued the warning during a meeting with Britain’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Owen Jenkins, according to a statement from the presidential palace. The “tit-for-tat action” was prompted by Pakistan’s persistent refusal to let Afghan traders do business with India through Wagah, he said. Afghanistan is no longer a land-locked country as it has access to multiple transit trade routes, he added. The remark was an apparent reference to the recent pact between India, Pakistan and Iran to develop a transit corridor centred round Chabahar port. Ghani complained to Owen that Pakistan usually closes transit routes during the fruit-growing season, leading to losses of millions of dollars. On the other hand, India has agreed to exempt Afghanistan from tariffs for fruit exports and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed the airlifting of fruits, he added. Besides the blocking of trade with India, Ghani raised Pakistan’s support for terror groups involved in destabilising his country. He told the British diplomat that support for terror was a violation of good neighbourliness and international norms. “This act of the neighbour was no longer acceptable to Afghans,” he added. Ghani, who has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on terror groups involved in strikes inside Afghanistan, said the continued attacks proved terrorists enjoyed “uninterrupted support from certain quarters”. Hinting at a diplomatic push to counter the use of terror groups for destabilising Afghanistan, he said: “I want you to convey my message to Pakistan…Pakistan has always held out promises of supporting peace in Afghanistan, but taking its vows on face value is hard. And that’s why we want the neighbour to take practical steps.” Ghani is expected to discuss ways to increase bilateral cooperation, especially in defence and security, when he visits India next week. Afghan Army chief Gen Quadam Shah Shahim raised Kabul’s wish list for military aid, including more helicopters and spares for Russian-origin equipment, during a low-key visit to New Delhi last month. Last year, the Modi government set aside India’s long-standing policy of not providing military equipment to Afghanistan and supplied four Mi-25 gunship helicopters. India also trains about 800 Afghan military personnel every year. Ghani’s visit to India comes ahead of the crucial Brussels Conference on Afghanistan to be co-hosted by the European Union on October 5. Last week, Afghanistan, India and the US also announced a new trilateral dialogue to be held on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.........Read more

Act against coaches, officials who caused boxing downfall: Vijender, Mary Kom

From the country’s first Olympic medallist in boxing, Vijender Singh, to Commonwealth Games gold-medallists Akhil Kumar and Mohd Ali Qamar to the much-decorated M C Mary Kom, Indian boxing stalwarts stood united in their cry for change........Read more

ChampOn C1 vs Freedom 251: The difference between the world's cheapest smartphones

Here's a brief comparison between Freedom 251 and ChampOne C1 smartphones, titled the worlds cheapest smartphones.........Read more

AAP removes Sucha Singh from the post of party's Punjab convenor

The Aam Aadmi Party has removed its Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur. He was accused of taking bribe for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections to be held early next year. He has not however been sacked from the party, given the fact he is of the key faces of the AAP in Punjab.........Read more

Unified Payments Interface goes live, currently available for customer of 21 banks

Unified Payments Interface goes live, currently available for customer of 21 banks - UPI app will be made available on Google Play Store by banks and it will empower recipient to initiate the payment request from a smartphone. Customer of 21 banks can currently avail this facility.........Read more

Shivraj Singh Chouhan Gets a 'Lift' From Policemen In Flood-Hit Panna

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was caught on camera today, being carried by two policemen during his visit to the flood-hit areas of the state.........Read more

Why floods in Assam and Bihar are worsening over time

Brahmaputra, the lifeline of Assam, is an antecedent river, older than the Himalayas. With steep gorges and rapids in Arunachal Pradesh, the river entering Assam becomes braided- at times 16km wide - and with tributaries creates a flood plain spannin........Read more

The Stone Cold Stunner Is The Most Important Wrestling Move Of All Time

Among the shirt-folding instructions, clips of puppies hugging babies, and trailers for gritty superhero movies that make up most of YouTube, there are certain videos that seem like they were created to dare viewers to watch them all the way through.........Read more

Put away those pills, VR may be the only painkiller you need

Hate painkillers because they make you groggy? Virtual reality may soon do away with them altogether........Read more

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train fares to cost less than airfares

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project is expected to be operational in the next six years. The rail fares for the bullet train connecting the two cities would be less than airfares.........Read more

Ancient rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction

Scientists have shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time.........Read more

India's NSG membership bid calls for in-depth discussion, says Beijing envoy to India Liu Jinsong

China wants to see more discussions on India’s membership at the NSG, but hasn’t opposed it, as many believe, says Beijing's envoy to India Charge D’Affaires about some of the major issues challengi........Read more

Patanjali may not be much of a threat to established FMCG players: Credit Suisse report

Patanjali claims its annual revenues has crossed Rs 5,000 cr, narrowing its gap with consumer product companies such as Dabur, Marico and Godrej Consumer.........Read more

Yes, we won. Now send them back: Post-Brexit surge in racism, intolerance in Divided Kingdom

An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Londoner nearly gets into a fight over drunken slurs shouted on a crowded subway car. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats of deportation at her high school.........Read more

Tata Comm sells Neotel stake to Econet for $430 mn

Tata Communications Ltd. of India is all set to sell its South African Internet-service subsidiary Neotel Pty Ltd. to Econet Wireless Global for around $430 million (ZAR 6.55 billion). The money will be used to repay Neotel debt and no money will com........Read more

Massive door-to-door search operation carried out in Pathankot

The search team also comprised highly trained and specially equipped Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandoes.........Read more

When Artists Transform A Village Into A Colourful Canvas in Himachal Pradesh - My Travel Diary

ShopArt ArtShop 2 festival in Gunehar , Himachal Pradesh has transformed the whole village into an art valley........Read more

Sheena Bora murder case: Shyamvar Rai turns approver

The main accused in the has now turned approver. On Monday, a special CBI court has accepted the plea of driver Shyamvar Rai to be made an approver in the case. On May 11, Mr. Rai currently lodged........Read more