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Shiv Sena Doesn't Need To Change Its Flag To Prove Hindutva: Uddhav Thackeray

In a dig at his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray who is apparently reshaping his politics with the Hindutva agenda in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the Shiv Sena doesn't need to change the party flag to prove its Hindutva. Uddhav Thackeray also said the BJP was not the "flag bearer" of Hindutva. The chief minister made these comments at a meeting of the party legislators and district presidents in Mumbai.........Read more

Father Paid Rs 6 Crore to Kejriwal For West Delhi Seat, Claims Balbir Singh Jakhar's Son

A potentially massive blow has been dealt to the Aam Aadmi Party with the estranged son of its West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar alleging that his father bought the party ticket for Rs 6 crore. ........Read more

BJP will win due to pro-incumbency wave, experts will wonder how: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a mega roadshow in Varanasi that saw BJP workers throng the streets in large numbers. He said after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are over, political pundits will brainstorm over how for the first time since independence a government was formed due to "pro-incumbency.........Read more

5 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka Easter blasts, 24 suspects arrested

The death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people were also wounded. Five Indians were among those killed in the bombings in Sri Lanka, confirmed EAM Sushma Swaraj. ........Read more

National Herald case: Delhi HC dismisses AJL's plea against eviction order

The Delhi High Court dismissed National Herald publisher AJL's plea challenging a single judge order to vacate its premises at ITO here.........Read more

Scientists slowly progressing toward less toxic tools to fight cancer

Immunotherapy is one of two major categories of drugs against cancer. Immunotherapy trains the body's natural defenses immune cells, also known as T-cells to detect and kill cancer cells, which otherwise can adapt and hide. ........Read more

Hyundai beats Porsche in quality ranking, Tata Motors’ JLR last

Genesis, Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. brands took the top three spots in J.D. Power’s closely watched annual study of new car quality.........Read more

INX Media case: P Chidambaram appears before CBI

Former Union finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday in connection with the INX Media corruption case. ........Read more

A new cancer blood test could detect tumours before they develop

A new blood test that allows doctors to detect 10 types of cancer, years before a person becomes sick with the disease has been developed by scientists.........Read more

Railways Officially Announce 9,739 Vacancies For RPF/RPSF

Indian Railways Recruitment Board has officially announced 9,739 vacancies for recruitment in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and for the position of constables. Constable and sub-inspector Candidates will be able to register online from 1st June at 10 AM till 30th June.........Read more

Walmart acquires Flipkart for $16 bn, world’s largest ecommerce deal

Walmart Inc. on Wednesday announced its high profile acquisition of Flipkart for $16 billion for a valuation of over $20 billion, making it the largest e-commerce acquisition in the world. The Bentonville company has acquired 77% of the Bengaluru-based company. This is also the largest buyout for the US company with its biggest bet ever in online space and on India, underscoring the growing digital consumption potential in a country of 1.3 billion. ........Read more

Maharashtra Farmers Call Off Protest As State Agrees To Demands

The Devendra Fadnavis government of Maharashtra has agreed to the demands of thousands of protesting farmers who have been pouring into Mumbai for the last two days. The government has given its acceptance in writing, said state minister Chandrakant Patil, after a delegation of farmers, met government representatives this afternoon.........Read more

The Ashes: Australia Squad For 1st Two Tests Causes Uproar, Stuart MacGill Lashes Out At 'Morons'

The selections caused a massive uproar on Twitter and were described as "bombshells" in Australian press, while former Test bowler Stuart MacGill lashed out at those concerned.........Read more

India woefully under-prepared to protect data, users' rights on Internet; time to implement New-Age cyber laws

"India does not have any detailed legislation on data privacy on Internet/social media platforms. India also does not have a data protection law. The Information Technology Act, 2000, which got amended only in 2008, is neither a data privacy law nor a data protection law," Pavan Duggal, the nation's leading cyber law expert, said.........Read more

Honda Amaze Privilege Edition launched at Rs. 6.49 lakh

Honda has launched a Privilege Edition of the Amaze at a price of Rs. 6.49 lakh for the petrol model and Rs. 7.74 lakh for the diesel model (ex-showroom Delhi). This edition is priced Rs. 10,000 more than the S (O) MT variant, on which it is based. ........Read more

Miffed with Snapchat CEO Spiegel, Indian hackers leak data of 1.7 million app users

The move by Indian hackers came in retaliation to Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel's remark on expanding the business to "poor countries" like India. According to Indian hackers, they had found vulnerability in Snapchat database last year and had siphoned details of 1.7 million users. Hackers leaked and made this data based available on the darknet to mark their resentment against company's remark for India.........Read more

PM Modi pulls out of Saarc meet in Islamabad citing cross-border terror

India on Tuesday pulled out of the Saarc Summit to be held in Pakistan in November, citing cross-border terrorism and “growing interference” in the internal affairs of members by one country.........Read more

Bihar: BSEB suspends affiliation of 56 schools

On inquiry, it was found that these schools did not live up to the standards and prescribed norms set by the Board for running the institutions.........Read more

Alleged Duterte hitman: 'Our job was just to keep killing people'

An alleged former member of the "Davao Death Squad" (DDS) has told a Senate inquiry that Rodrigo Duterte order the group to carry out extrajudicial killings while mayor of Davao City.........Read more

Vijay Mallya expresses interest to return to India

Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for defaulting on loans for 9,000 crores, has expressed his interest to return to India.  The beleaguered businessman has moved a trial court, seeking to reverse the decision to revoke his passport.........Read more

Meendum Oru Kadhal Kathai review: What a silly love story

A love story with the lovers from different backgrounds has been done to death onscreen. This is yet another attempt at the old tale that adds nothing new.........Read more

Jawan Belonging to 26 Rajput Regiment Injured in J&K Gunbattle

Earlier, the army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar area of J&K as troops fired at a group of terrorists and made them flee.........Read more

India can eliminate TB just like polio

Despite forty years of programmatic efforts to control tuberculosis, the disease remains a persistent foe for the country and undermines economic progress and development efforts. ........Read more

Telangana to have 17 new districts

Telangana will have 17 more districts as the government on Monday took the first step for reorganisation of districts. The state, which came into being in 2014, currently has 10 districts, including state capital Hyderabad. ........Read more

Facing the music: Playing loud music can set you back by Rs 1 lakh and put you behind bars for 5 years

Facing the music: Playing loud music can set you back by Rs 1 lakh and put you behind bars for 5 years - Two Santa Cruz residents seek anticipatory bail after police file a criminal case against them.........Read more

Telangana never opposed any package to Andhra Pradesh, says Kavitha

Centre announced Rs 1,976.5 crore package to AP to compensate the financial impact arising out of bifurcation.........Read more

Tata AutoComp to acquire TitanX

Ajay Tandon said this acquisition is a crucial part of the company's strategy of expanding globally and fortifying presence in the cooling and emission control segments.........Read more

Afghanistan's first co-working space 'Daftar' fuels startup dreams

War torn Afghanistan is embarking on its startup journey with the launch of the first co-working space in the country - Daftar.........Read more

​How corporations trashed PM Narendra Modi's clean India dream

Ironically, it is the PM's party, BJP, that runs the three municipal corporations in south, east and north Delhi, which are responsible for waste management.........Read more

Mahad bridge collapse: Submerged wreckage of buses found

MUMBAI: After a lengthy search for the past eight days, Naval teams have located two bus wreckages submerged in the Savitri River at Mahad, where tragedy struck...........Read more

Physicists prepare to detect gravitational waves from neutron star collisions

(Phys.org)—Last February, scientists made the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves produced by two colliding black holes. Now researchers are expecting to detect similar gravitational wave signals in the near future from collisions involving neutron stars—for example, the merging of two neutron stars to form a black hole, or the merging of a neutron star and a black hole.........Read more

Curfew Lifted In 4 Kashmir Districts, As Kashmir Picks Itself Up

Slow civilian activity was seen in areas, but officials confirmed the curfew would continue in parts of Srinagar. ........Read more

From panchayat to director’s chair, she champions the cause of education

First, she heads the dalit majority Bhitari village panchayat on the outskirts of Varanasi. Second, she dabbles in film-making. The Bhojpuri movie Manwa Base La Gaon Me produced by her is slated for a December release after lying in the cans for about a year.........Read more

SC bars ministers, bureaucrats from holding office in BCCI, accepts Lodha panel recommendations

The Supreme Court will also rule on BCCI’s objections to Lodha Panel’s recommendation of putting a cap tenure of BCCI office bearers.........Read more

Priyanka Gandhi Alone Can't Revive Congress, Says Jairam Ramesh

Senior leader Jairam Ramesh has said no individual has a magic wand to revive the party and a team effort is the only way forward.........Read more

Meerut: A city of aspiration held back by crumbling infrastructure

Meerut is on the cusp to becoming a smart city, but there are political challenges to becoming one. There are thriving industries, but limited scopes to growth.........Read more

Indians spend more on religious services than sanitation

This preference for spending on religious services than sanitation extends across income and spatial divides........Read more

China pulls up chief negotiator for limited global support for anti-India position at NSG

Highly placed Western and Chinese sources said that Wang Qun had told Beijing that at least one third of the NSG nations would endorse China's position. However, the position was totally in the reverse, with as many as 44 nations backing India and China only having the support of four nations.........Read more

Racing Xiaomi Hits a Rough Patch. Can It Shift to the Right Gear?

It's not that Xiaomi has fallen flat on innovation, but there are other factors at play. We analyse what's happening.........Read more

21 June, The Day When the Reformist PM Narasimha Rao Took Over

June 21. It is a momentous day in India’s political history. It was this day that P V Narasimha Rao was sworn in as Prime Minister. It was on June 21, 1991, that the nation embarked on the voyage for economic freedom – the dismantling of the licence........Read more

TSR Subramanian panel bats for financial autonomy of top institutions

The committee says financial autonomy should be given to educational institutions for good performance under a new accreditation system........Read more

Four newly discovered elements in the Periodic Table get names: Here's what they are called

Four newly discovered elements in the Periodic Table get names: Here's what they are called - Meet the new members of the Periodic Table.........Read more

How a young doctor shocked India with its first HIV diagnosis 30 years ago

One of the first six people to be diagnosed with HIV in India was a 13-year-old girl who had been abducted and sold into the sex trade. The girl volunteered at the foundation the same year it started, dying a few months later.........Read more

Rahul is de facto Cong chief, should take over formally, says Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh said the Congress vice-president had “a lot of ideas on organisational restructuring and I hope he gets into position very soon. He is de facto, but he should become de jure”.........Read more

Possible case for fifth force of nature

A team of physicists at the University of California has uploaded a paper to the arXiv preprint server in which they suggest that work done by a team in Hungary last year might have revealed the existence of a fifth force of nature. Their paper has, quite naturally, caused quite a stir in the physics community as several groups have set a goal of reproducing the experiments conducted by the team at the Hungarian Academy of Science's Institute for Nuclear Research.........Read more

Flipkart offers Rs 1.5 lakh bonus to hires amid joining delay

Flipkart has cited restructuring of its businesses as the reason behind the deferring of joining dates for campus recruits from June this year to December.........Read more

Fake Encounters Sowed the Wind and India is Reaping the Whirlwind

Fake encounters have become common but India needs to get back to rule of law, however weak and slow it may be.........Read more

The Geospatial Bill needs to adopt the approach of the Draft National Geospatial Policy – Tech2

The new draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, (the Geospatial Bill) released by the Ministry of Home Affairs early this month has been facing widespread criticism ever since its release.........Read more