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India, China Agree to 'Completely Disengage, De-escalate Row' After NSA Doval's Call With China's Foreign Minister

India and China on Monday agreed that it was necessary to ensure at the earliest “complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from border areas for full restoration of peace and tranquillity” after a telephone conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. In the call on Sunday, the two sides had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on the recent developments in the western sector of the India-China border areas, a press release by the government said. ........Read more

More Trouble For Earth: A Massive Hole Has Opened up in The Ozone Layer Above The Arctic

Just as we had gotten over rejoicing at the reports that the ozone hole above the Antarctic was apparently healing, we have some bad news. It turns out that a massive hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic. The reason this time around seems to be the climate change which the Earth has been bearing for a while now. Apparently, the atypically cooler temperatures in the atmosphere above the north pole, for this time of the year, have led to this rapid depletion of the ozone in that region. ........Read more

Russian coronavirus vaccine passes first phase of development - expected to be ready in '11 months'

As Covid-19 rapidly spreads, the world is united in hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel. On Monday, some potentially good news came from Moscow where hopes are high that progress has been made on a vaccine. The head of the Russian Federal Biological Medical Agency (FMBA), Veronika Skvortsova, announced that the remedy should be available before the end of next winter. The FMBA has two teams — in Moscow and Saint Petersburg — working simultaneously on the project. This is a "recombinant vaccine, [which comes] not from a live virus, but from proteins that have so-called 'epitopes,' or virus-binding sites," she stated. An epitope is the part of the antigen's macro-molecule that is recognized by the immune system. ........Read more

Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Return to India Squad for South Africa ODIs

Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned while Kedar Jadhav and Mayank Agarwal were left out of the India squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa. The injured Rohit Sharma continued to stay out while Shubman Gill received a call up. There was no place for Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur in the 15-man squad too. The first ODI will take place on March 12 in Dharamsala before the series moves to Lucknow (March 15) and Kolkata (March 18).........Read more

PM Narendra Modi Wishes Nation On 71st Republic Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greeting to Indians on the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Day. PM Modi took to the microblogging site to convey his greetings. “Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day. Greetings to all Indians on this occasion. Jai Hind!” he tweeted. The prime minister was joined by Union ministers in wishing people on the micro-blogging site. Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "Greetings to all Indians on 71st Republic Day". HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said, "On the occasion of Republic Day, I congratulate students, parents and all related to the education sector."........Read more

Militants fire at CRPF troops at school in Kashmir’s Pulwama

The militants fired six-seven rounds on the troops deployed at a school in Drabgam that was serving as an examination centre. No injuries have been reported so far. The area has been cordoned off and search operations are underway.........Read more

MP honeytrap case: Major setback to Congress govt, High Court to monitor investigations

Coming down heavily on the state government's decision to change two chiefs of the Special Investigation Team within eight days of its formation, the court on Monday directed the state government, not to change the investigative officer of the case without seeking permission from it. ........Read more

Google might announce a 5G Pixel 4 at next week’s event

The goal seems to be getting a 5G phone on the market within the next year, ahead of a 5G iPhone that’s expected next September.........Read more

Here is all you need to know about cricket's newest format – The Hundred

This tournament – The Hundred – is all set to be played next year and will feature a new version of the game where both teams will get an innings of 100 balls each. But the tournament has also received a great deal of negative press.........Read more

Billionaire Founders Of IndiGo Intensify Feud, Stock Drops 19%

IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal has sought Sebi's intervention to resolve corporate governance issues. Rakesh Gangwal, the billionaire co-founder of budget carrier IndiGo, has sought intervention from the country's securities regulator to resolve alleged corporate governance issues at Asia's biggest low-cost airline by market value. The board of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which operates IndiGo, has received a letter dated July 8 from Mr Gangwal, informing the company that he has sought help from the Securities and Exchange Board of India, according a stock exchange filing by the carrier on Tuesday. Sebi has asked the company to respond to the letter by July 19, with which IndiGo will comply, it said. "Today, IndiGo is at a watershed moment," Mr Gangwal said in the letter to Sebi, which was released both by IndiGo and Mr Gangwal, and was copied to a bunch of politicians and bureaucrats, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It has started veering off from the core principles and values of governance that made IndiGo what it is today." An IndiGo spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the stock exchange statement. The other co-founder Rahul Bhatia couldn't be reached. IndiGo plunged as much as 19.24 per cent to Rs 1,264.85 in Mumbai trading Wednesday to its lowest level in almost three months.........Read more

Yuvraj Singh Set to Make Acting Debut With Indian Version of The Office

After a phenomenal international career that spanned close to 19 years, Yuvraj Singh seems to have already started his second innings, this time in the field of entertainment. The recently-retired cricketer is all set to be a part of the Hotstar Specials latest series The Office, which is an official adaptation of the international series which goes by the same name. “Well, it's always good to try something new. Saari life cricket khela hai. Cricket has given me everything, but because it has been such a big part of my life, kabhi kuch aur karne ka time hi nahi mila. Socha, let’s try something different and fun," "I had a very interesting experience with the employees there, and I must say, maine ek jagah pe itni craziness kabhi nahi dekhi."........Read more

Kharge’s Dissent in CBI Chief Appointment, Transfer Coloured by His Political Views: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley criticised Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge as he expressed his dissent over the selection of Rishi Kumar Shukla as the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief. ........Read more

First Look: Unbelievable NBK from NTR

A new look of hero Nandamuri Balakrishna from NTR biopic is launched by hero Rana Daggubati. Balakrishna's hairstyle, body languages are near to perfection.........Read more

BJP finalises 72 candidates for Karnataka assembly polls

The BJP on Sunday released the first list of 72 candidates to contest in the May 12 elections in Karnataka to select the state's 224-member assembly. The top selection body, which consists of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, among others, decided that party's chief ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyyurappa would contest from Shikaripura Assembly constituency.........Read more

Dinesh Karthik, the last ball action hero for India

The snake dance seemed on cards when Somya Sarkar ran in for that last delivery as India still needed five runs. You don’t conjure up a six off the last ball on most nights. But if you had to pick one man on this manic night, it had to be Dinesh Karthik. Uncharacteristically calm.........Read more

Team captain named, GMR sells 50% stake in Delhi Daredevils to JSW Sports

A day after announcing its captain for the 2018 edition of the Vivo Indian Premier League, GMR Group has announced the sale of 50 per cent stake in Delhi Daredevils. The franchise, which is owned by GMR Group through GMR Sports, will now be owned equally by GMR and JSW Sports through a 50:50 partnership.........Read more

PNB fraud: Centre opposes plea for SIT probe, says probe on

The Centre on Wednesday opposed in the Supreme Court a PIL seeking an independent probe and deportation of jeweller Nirav Modi in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB fraud case, saying that an FIR had already been lodged and a probe was on.........Read more

Bengaluru private school fees burn deep holes in the pockets of middle-class parents

A rudimentary analysis of fees at popular non-elite, private CBSE and ICSE schools — Presidency School and Florence School, Ryan International, Deen's Academy and Dhee Global School — in Bengaluru revealed that the average annual tuition fee in 2017-18 was between Rs 1,00,000-1,50,000 per student per year. Parents have to shell out another Rs 8,000-12,000 for books, uniforms, and stationery, which too are sold by the schools. Then there’s the transportation fee, which depends on the distance a student travels.........Read more

Maintain highways or else toll will be halved: NHAI’s warning to officials

On the back of a Madras high court order asking the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to slash toll charges by half at a toll plaza on the Madurai-Virudhunagar stretch due to poor maintenance, NHAI has asked its officials to ensure that all tolled stretches across the country are maintained properly.........Read more

Android Update: 64 Smartphones set to get Android’s biggest new update

Google recently introduced the latest version of its Android operating system - Android 8.0 Oreo. The update succeeds Android Nougat and brings in several new features to Android smartphones. These include picture-in-picture video, pinned shortcuts and widgets, Smart Text selection, colour icons, and several enhanced security features. Wonder, which are the smartphones who are set to get this big update from Google? Here's the list of 64 smartphones that will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.........Read more

Meteorites could have brought water to Earth during first 2 million years of the birth of solar system: Study

Researchers measured a common mineral in basaltic meteorites, called olivine, for the volatile elements hydrogen, carbon, fluorine and chlorine. “Once we know the melt composition, we can then calculate what a planetary body’s water content was,” said Adam Sarafian, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. The team discovered that the parent asteroid of angrites likely had about 20 percent of the Earth’s current water content.........Read more

Duty evasion case: Sasikala's husband surrenders before CBI court

Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. K. Sasikala's husband, M Natarajan surrendered before a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday, in connection with a 1994 duty evasion case regarding import of a luxury car from the United Kingdom. ........Read more

Hackers hit traders in Old Delhi, demand Bitcoin as ransom

At least three traders in Old Delhi were hit by hackers who encrypted files on their computers and demanded ransom in Bitcoins to release documents critical to their businesses. Police said the traders were given links to buy Bitcoins, with a warning that not complying with their demand would lead to the permanent loss of data.........Read more

‘Only soft posting’: CRPF wants to retain VIP duty

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has asked the government not to remove it from VIP duties, saying it was the only “soft posting” for personnel otherwise deployed in difficult postings like Kashmir, left-wing extremism-affected areas and the northeast.........Read more

'Now Vote For BJP', Swaraj's Response to Compliment on Jerusalem Vote

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday asked All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader M Badruddin Ajmal to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he thanked her for India’s Jerusalem vote. ........Read more

WhatsApp beta reveals private reply in groups coming soon, PIP mode too

WhatsApp is getting ready to add some new features, including the option for private replies in groups, tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode as well. The details were leaked by WABetaInfo, which has in the past revealed upcoming features on the apps.........Read more

India declared free from Trachoma, a bacterial infection of eye

It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), Health Minister J P Nadda made an announcement in this regard and termed it as a momentous achievement.........Read more

Nvidia announces Titan V, 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created'

The Titan V is “the most powerful PC GPU ever created,” in Nvidia's words. It represents a more significant leap than most products that have made that claim, however, as it's the first consumer-grade GPU based around Nvidia’s new Volta architecture.........Read more

Osmania University students, Telangana govt on collision course as K Chandrasekhar Rao fails to deliver on jobs

The suicide note of Mudhiraj which displayed the frustration and despair among students on the bleak prospects of employment in the state has further aggravated the student-police skirmishes at the university campus.........Read more

Kazakhstan Is Changing Its Alphabet

Kazakhstan is to adopt a new alphabet, replacing the Russian Cyrillic script with the alphabet you are reading at the moment. This was announced in October by the Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who signed decree Number 569, which also sets out an expanded version of the Roman alphabet – to be introduced in schools in 2018. The aim is for full transition by 2025.........Read more

Actor Arya creates his own matrimonial site, invites applications from the public

Actor Arya, who is 36-years-old, is, without doubt, one of the eligible bachelors in the Tamil film industry. He has created his own matrimonial site, where the women who are interested in marrying him can share their details with him.........Read more

Kerala minister Thomas Chandy resigns after state high court slams him

Tainted Kerala cabinet minister Thomas Chandy today resigned after the Kerala high court yesterday chastised him for filing a petition against his own government. He added, though, that he will soon be back in the state cabinet.........Read more

Shiv Kapur Wins Panasonic Open, His Third Asian Tour Win

India’s Shiv Kapur won the Panasonic Open on Sunday at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi after carding a four-under 68 in the final round of the tournament. This is his third title on the Asian Tour. It is also his second title of the season on the same tour. Overall it is his fifth professional win as he has earlier won a couple of titles on the Challenge Tour. ........Read more

90,000 Child Deaths Can be Saved if India Scales up Vaccination Programme: Report

Lives of more than 90,000 children aged below five years can be saved annually, if India scales up its vaccination programme against pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to a report by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.........Read more

Walk away from reckless path: US, S Korea, Japan to N Korea

Senior defence officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan held trilateral talks and urged North Korea to walk away from its “destructive and reckless path” of weapons development, the United States military said in a statement.........Read more

Indian Navy Commanders Discuss 'Sustained Presence' in Indian Ocean

“The Commanders resolved to focus efforts on the Navy’s ability to deploy and sustain in tandem with the new Mission-based deployment concept, which would result in greater presence and visibility in IOR,........Read more

'Handful of changes' make cancer

If you played spot the difference between a cancer and healthy tissue, you could find tens of thousands of differences - or mutations - in the DNA. It has been one of the most hotly debated issues in cancer science for decades.........Read more

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens in Panama Papers probe

A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said.........Read more

IPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling reports continue, Apple is ‘looking into the matter’

So far, there have beeIt started with two iPhone 8 Plus users in Japan and Taiwan. The total number of reports for the iPhone 8 duo swelling has now reached six, and has occurred in at least five countries including Hong Kong, Canada and Greece. Apple hasn’t disclosed much on the matter, but has released a statement saying, “We are aware and looking into it.”n six reports of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus batteries swelling.........Read more

Mulayam Singh Yadav Rules Out Forming His Own Party, But Says Unhappy With Akhilesh’s Decisions

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh on Monday lashed out at the Centre as well as the Uttar Pradesh government over a host of issues including Banaras Hindu University molestation, Petrol prices, farmer loan waivers and more. While he attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he also added that he did not agree with the decisions taken by his son and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Mulayam also ruled out forming his own political party for now, but said that he will make more announcements in the coming days.........Read more

After 'No' To Rohingyas, Centre Pushes Citizenship For Chakma Refugees

The Chakma are an ethnic group who began fleeing in the 1960s to northeastern India from former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, partly because they were being persecuted because of their religion. They are scattered in Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal as well as in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and western parts of Myanmar.........Read more

IndiGo may buy stake in Jet Airways if Air India bid fails

InterGlobe Aviation Ltd-run IndiGo is convinced there is an opportunity for a large India-based airline with a significant international footprint, and may consider investing in Jet Airways (India) Ltd if it fails to acquire a stake in Air India.........Read more

Water management to decide future elections: NITI Aayog CEO

"Water is an issue which will decide future elections. Governments will be voted out of power for mismanaging their water wealth," Kant said at the Water Innovation Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.........Read more

Close encounter by the (big!) asteroid Florence

On (September 1, 2017), an asteroid named 3122 Florence sailed past Earth, coming pretty close on a cosmic scale: Its orbit brought it to a mere 7 million kilometers from us. Don’t panic! It can’t hit us; while it does get cosmically close to us, its orbit is tipped in such a way that it doesn’t physically intersect our orbit. So, it can get near us, but it can’t hit us. Current predictions show Friday’s encounter was the closest pass it’ll make to us for 500 years!........Read more

Narendra Modi arrives in Myanmar for first bilateral visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw for his first bilateral visit to Myanmar with an aim of charting a road map for closer cooperation between the two countries in areas like security and counter-terrorism.........Read more

Ex-Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Declared Absconder in Benazir Bhutto’s Murder Case

In a landmark judgement, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan declared former president Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the murder case of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The bench also proclaimed former DIG Saud Aziz and SP Khurram Shehzad convicts in the case for abetting the crime.........Read more

Inside one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines

Fifty Bitmain staff, many of them local to Ordos, watch over eight buildings crammed with 25,000 machines that are cranking through calculations 24 hours a day.........Read more

Indian troops foil China’s incursion attempt in Ladakh, minor injuries on both sides after stone-pelting

Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tried to enter the Indian side in two areas Finger Four and Finger Five twice between 6 am and 9 am. But on both the occasions their attempts were foiled by alert Indian troops.........Read more

Mutual funds see Rs 93,000 crore surge in Q1 on note ban: RBI study

Banks have experienced excess deposit growth in the post-demonetisation period, leading to a fall in interest rates. This, in turn, triggered a flow of money into non-banking financial intermediaries — such as mutual fund schemes, life insurance policies and non-banking finance companies.........Read more

BlackBerry KEYone first impressions: After Nokia and HTC, this is BlackBerry's comeback

Going by the specifications on paper, and my first few days with the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black, the Canadian smartphone maker could be back in business. 2017 is the year of comebacks indeed. It is the year Nokia resurfaced with Android onboard, and HTC with its U11 delivered a premium flagship smartphone with literally no compromises dethroning every Android flagship in its path.........Read more

ED Finds Proof of Laundering Against Zakir Naik's CFO

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing charges of money laundering against Aamir Gazdar, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of controversial Islamic preacher and Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) founder Zakir Naik, has highlighted a spate of transactions that prove the financial irregularities Naik is accused of.........Read more

Astronomers take a closer look at a young circumbinary disk

In a research paper published Apr. 3 on arXiv.org, astronomers presented a close-up view of the circumbinary disk HD 142527 obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter and submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The new observations reveal the morphology and kinematics of the gas and dust emission in this disk.........Read more

From JNU to Ramjas, Where Has the Spirit of Studentship Disappeared?

When political sensibility degenerates into political indoctrination, studentship receives a severe blow. Growth stops, the mind becomes closed, rigid, deterministic and hence, violent.........Read more

North Korea executed five senior officials for ‘enraging’ Kim Jong-un

South Korea spy agency reported that North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that “enraged” leader Kim Jong-un. South Korean spies have a spotty record when reporting about high-level events in authoritarian, cloistered North Korea.........Read more

The Lego Batman Movie review: For a film that makes a joke about Gandhi, it’s great

For a children’s movie – one that is essentially about plastic toys pounding each other into the Phantom Zone, one that somehow finds a way to make a quick joke at the expense of Mahatma Gandhi (God knows how they let it pass), and also proudly includes a Z-list villain named Condiment King (he shoots ketchup and mustard out of special guns, duh) – The Lego Batman Movie begins, and ends, on a pretty poignant note.........Read more

Usain Bolt, Simone Biles emerge as the top sportspersons at Laureus World Sports Awards, check complete list of winners here

Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympic gold medal winner, bagged the honour of being the Sportsman of the Year at Laureus World Sports Awards held in Monaco on Tuesday. Bolt was once again unstoppable at Rio Olympics in 2016 where he won both the 100 m and the 200 m races. Remember the awards were given for performances in the year gone by.........Read more

Wipro to acquire Brazil's IT firm InfoSERVER SA for $8.7 million

IT services major Wipro today signed an agreement to acquire InfoSERVER SA, an IT service provider focussed on the Brazilian market for $8.7 million. InfoSERVER, which counts some of the largest Brazilian banks as its clients, will help Wipro in expanding its presence in the country's highly traditional and competitive banking, financial services and insurance market besides adding invaluable domain and process knowledge on the sector.........Read more

Tata Motors to launch next-gen Safari Storme in India by late 2018

Tata Motors finally launched the Hexa in India after almost an year of showcasing it. While the Hexa is using the same engine as the Safari Storme, a new report says that the company will be launching the next generation of Safari Storme SUV by next year.........Read more

Video shows AAP MP Bhagwant Mann inciting mob to pelt stones at Akali leaders

With less than a month to go for Assembly polls in the state, the season of dubious videos and controversial remarks is back in Punjab. The latest incident involves Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mannn, who has been at the helm of several controversies in the past.........Read more

J&K suffered Rs 16,000 crore loss during 5-month-long unrest

Jammu and Kashmir suffered losses to the tune of over Rs 16,000 crore during the five-month long unrest in the Kashmir Valley due to complete halt of economic activity coupled with loss of property worth crores of rupees.........Read more

Apple plans to make iPhones in Bengaluru from April

Top sources in the company confirmed to TOI that Apple is “very serious” about beginning assembly operations — and thereafter full manufacture — in India by the end of next year. Apple India clocked robust sales touching Rs 9,997 crore in the 2016 financial year, up 56% from Rs 6,472 crore, previously.........Read more

Ban could run for S. Korea’s presidency

Ban Ki-moon left the door open to possibly running for President of South Korea in his final press conference as United Nations secretary general, noting that the country is “in turmoil”.Mr. Ban, a So........Read more

Tata Sons Director Vijay Singh 'involved' in AgustaWestaland scam: Cyrus Mistry

Tata Sons Director Vijay Singh 'involved' in AgustaWestaland scam: Cyrus Mistry - Hitting back at Tata Sons director Vijay Singh, ousted Chairman Cyrus P Mistry on Sunday accused the former of playing a key role in the alleged Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestaland chopper scam.........Read more

New Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 2017 spotted; launch next year

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 2017 is currently under testing and is expected to be launched in India ahead of the new Maruti Swift 2017. The 2017 Swift Dzire has now been spied up close in Gurugram, Haryana. The new spy shots have revealed a few details about the compact sedan. On the exteriors front, the new Swift Dzire comes equipped with new LED taillights while the front gets projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights.........Read more

Why Oracle Just Bought the Company That Brought Down the Internet

An attack on internet infrastructure company Dyn last month cut off access to some of the world's biggest sites last month. Now Oracle is buying the company........Read more

Confirmed! Omung Kumar’s ‘Bhoomi’ is Sanjya Dutt’s return vehicle to Bollywood

Dutt confirmed this news, “I am really excited about 'Bhoomi' which will be directed by Omung Kumar. It took me long to decide my comeback vehicle. Finally, I chose this film because apart from an impressive and dramatic father-daughter story laced with realistic action, I'll be collaborating with a great team. Omung has made good films. 'Sarbjit' and 'Mary Kom' were impressive. 'Bhoomi' largely dwells on the journeys of a teenager and her father. It's a story I could relate to.”........Read more

Trump campaign has links to Russian government, veteran spy told FBI: Report

The revelation comes at a time when FBI chief James Comey on Friday announced that the bureau had found new set of emails related to Hillary Clinton.........Read more

Rio Silver medallist PV Sindhu crashes out of French Open

This was Sindhus second early exit from a BWF Super Series tournament following her success at the Rio Olympics 2016. PV Sindhu, crashed out in the second round of the French Open Superseries after losing to China's He Bingjiao 20-22, 17-21 today.........Read more

WikiLeaks Denies Publishing US Election Campaign Documents by Assange

Julian Assange did not publish documents related to the US election campaign from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, the WikiLeaks website said.........Read more

This book says Pakistan’s ISI has been at work in North-East India

Some of these underground organisations in North-East India were soon being supported by Pakistan and other neighbouring states; these included the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).........Read more

Art has no boundaries but countries have, says Venkaiah Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has said the government had no role in the move to boycott Pakistani artistes or interfered with Indian film-makers who hire them, but there is........Read more

The first device that can use gigabit LTE is launching this year

Gigabit LTE, a wireless technology that can support theoretical speeds up to 1Gbps, is closer than you might think. Today, Qualcomm, along with Netgear, Ericsson, and Australian carrier Telstra, is...........Read more

Barcelona Confirm Neymar to Stay at Club Till 2021

Barcelona and Neymar had made the announcement of the agreement in July. The previous contract was to end in 2018. The new deal will run through June 2021, Barcelona said Monday. The 24-year-old Neymar has been with Barcelona since moving from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. He has scored 90 goals in 149 matches, including five goals in eight matches this season.........Read more

This Class 6 Dropout Helped More Than 20 Scholars With Their PhDs & Will Now Pursue a PhD Himself!

Kalle Bhai now hosts guests from across the globe, and can even converse in broken French, besides his fluent English, of course. His interest in languages pushed him to also learn Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, Brahmi and Kharoshti, which he practices every day.........Read more

GameStop to Sell Out of PlayStation VR Goggles, COO Says

GameStop Corp. expects to sell out of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation virtual reality goggles by Sunday, Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel said in an interview.........Read more

From Bokakhat to Brooklyn, How Bags Made by Assamese Artisans Are Finding Takers in the US

The women were very excited to have their work showcased at NY Now, a premier exhibition “for all that’s new and trending in specialty retail,” held in the Big Apple.........Read more

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: India's loss to gutsy South Korea biggest upset in sport's history

While it was the Korea's heroics that will catch everyone's eye, it was the subdued performance from a disorganised India that kept the door open for Jang Kun Lee to do all the damage.........Read more

Lenovo business strategy: Are smartphones the path to success?

For as long as people have been talking about Chinese brands, Lenovo—one of China’s first global tech companies—has been a star brighter than almost any other, and a symbol of national pride. Thanks to the stellar Lenovo business strategy, the company has dominated the domestic PC market since the 90s: It became the first ever Chinese company to take over an American firm with its stunning 2005 IBM acquisition, and became the world’s top PC manufacturer in 2013, shipping over 53 million units that year.........Read more

Skin defences may lead to eczema therapy: study

The discovery may help create new treatments for atopic eczema, the condition causes distressing itchy lesions that can lead to broken skin with increased susceptibility to infection. It can have a severe impact on people's lives, work and sleep, researchers said.........Read more

Renault, Nissan partner with Microsoft for connected car technology

Renault SA's carmaking alliance with Nissan Motor Co is partnering with Microsoft Corp to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the group's plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020.........Read more

Snapchat's secret camera sunglasses just showed up in a video

There's yet more evidence that Snapchat might be working on a pair of sunglasses with a video camera built in. A promotional video for the unannounced-but-previously-rumored glasses was apparently...........Read more

India earns $15 billion from foreign tourist arrivals in 2016

India saw a 10 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in the first eight months this year, enabling Asia's third-largest economy to earn close to $15 billion in foreign exchange earnings (FEEs). The tourism season, so to speak, begins in October and ends in March next year, in the country.........Read more

With A $150 Mn Fund And Collateral Free Loan, Haryana Government Gears Up To Promote Entrepreneurship

On the occasion of upcoming celebrations of Haryana’s Golden Jubilee Year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that the State Government will set up a $150 Mn (INR 1000 Cr) fund for industries, focussing upon small and medium-scale enterprises (MSME). In addition to that, the government will provide collateral-free loans up to $150K (INR 1Cr) to startups. The announcement was made at an event organised by Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) recently.........Read more

Plans to bring Pokemon Go to Android Wear confirmed

In a case of "better late than never", it was recently revealed by Niantic Labs that its immensely popular Pokemon Go game would soon be making its way onto........Read more

Chikungunya claims 3 lives in Delhi, most AAP ministers away from capital

All AAP ministers, except Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra, are out of Delhi at a time when the death toll due to Chikungunya in the capital has risen to three.........Read more

This terrifying video shows bacteria becoming drug-resistant though real-time evolution

Evolution is a process that normally takes hundreds of millions of years, but there are a few exceptions. Within our lifetimes, microscopic organisms such as bacteria are constantly evolving. Quite often this is to our detriment, as disease-causing bacteria evolve to become resistant to anti-bacterial drugs created to destroy it.........Read more

A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn't like dark skin

The first international beauty contest decided by an algorithm has sparked controversy after the results revealed one glaring factor linking the winners........Read more

PUSU-led alliance wins Panjab university polls

Chandigarh: Making a strong comeback after a gap of three years, the alliance led by Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) tonight swept the Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) polls. Candidates of PUSU, National Students Union of India (NSUI Students Front), a breakaway group of Congress student body NSUI, and Himachal Students Association (HSA) won all........Read more

Why Protein is the Most Important Nutrient Your Body Needs Daily

You probably know how important protein is for your body. Let's try and understand why you body really needs it.........Read more

Kashmir unrest: Curfew re-imposed in the Valley after fresh violence erupts in Srinagar

On 29 July, authorities had lifted curfew from entire Kashmir Valley except three police station areas after 51 days of continuous curfew.........Read more

Marching in the Memory of M.M. Kalburgi

On the first anniversary of the scholar's murder, a silent walk and public meeting is being held in Dharwad to remember him and demand justice.........Read more

How a trip with a group of men proved to be an eye-opener

I had just completed my exam and had nothing much to do. The boredom had already killed me so I thought it was high time I did something exciting.........Read more

New Report on Rohith Vemula's Caste Only Reflects Government Interference in the Case

The Telangana's district collector's report had earlier found Vemula to be from the Mala Dalit community. The Supreme Court has also ruled that a child is free to take his/her mother's caste.........Read more

A 12-Year-Old from Bhopal Shows Us How We Can Recycle Thermocol Using Nail-Polish Remover

Thermocol, or polysterene foam, seems to be everywhere today – it is used for food packaging, as a cushioning material for transportation of goods, and so on. But very few of us understand the consequences of not recycling this form of plastic that is so ingrained in the fabric of our modern lives.........Read more

Infosys denies sacking 500 people, says few asked to leave on performance and disciplinary grounds

Infosys denial came as reports said that the firm had laid off 500 people in the aftermath of the loss of its contract with Royal Bank of Scotland.........Read more

This Engineer Left His Government Job to Become a Farmer and Is Earning in Crores Now!

Harish believes that knowledge is the key to success and guides other farmers in Jaisalmer with the resources available on the internet.........Read more

Airbus under scanner in UK over charges of 'fraud, bribery and corruption'

France-based aerospace company Airbus said it was cooperating with the on-going probe by the U.K.........Read more

Huawei P9 With Leica Camera Coming to India on August 17

The Huawei P9 smartphone is the first result of the tie-up between Huawei and Leica Camera AG.........Read more

Former Speaker Meira Kumar Was Waived Off 1.98 Crores Of House Rent By The UPA

Privilege & Illegality A recent Right To Information (RTI) reply has revealed that the UPA government had waived a Rs 1.98 crore house rent bill of former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar for the 6 Krishna Menon Marg bungalow she had occupied. The plea had been filed by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal at the …........Read more

Arunachal Pradesh: Nabam Tuki resigns ahead of floor test; Pama Khandu new CLP leader

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly at Naharlagun has been put under tight security cover ahead of the floor test by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday.........Read more

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller. Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a...........Read more

Amazon launches Pop-up Lofts, follows tech giants in preferring Bengaluru

Amazon only recently launched a data-centre in India and it looks like they’re now gearing up to open a Pop-up Loft in Bengaluru.........Read more

India slips 5 notches to 105th on Human Capital Index

The human capital index measures countries' ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth........Read more

The attacks on Raghuram Rajan: Lessons from Stanley Fischer's term as Israel's central banker

India and Israel show that fighting crony capitalism is sometimes a role only people with strong backing from outside the country can take on.........Read more

European dream now dead: Brexit is actually about globalisation gone sour

Sure, Brexit is about xenophobia. Sure, Brexit (next Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s exit from the EU) is also about high EU production, trading and conservation standards. At least subliminally, it is about what’s being called 'the refuge crisis.........Read more

Paul Allen's Space Company Nears Debut Of World's Biggest Plane

A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world's biggest airplane.........Read more

How many people remember the battle in another country that India won in 1988?

For the first time, the entire story of India’s military intervention in the Maldives has been told.........Read more

Why don't men have good sex toys?

Over the past few decades, women’s sex toys have gone from seedy to chic, swapping the aisles of porn shops for those of Walgreens and Target. But when it comes to products intended to stimulate...........Read more

Internet traffic in India to equal 12 billion DVDs per year by 2020: Cisco

The Indian digital transformation, based on the adoption of personal devices and deployment of M2M connections will have a greater impact on traffic growth........Read more