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Amitabh Bachchan: Inflation-adjusted, Amar Akbar Anthony crosses Baahubali 2 collection

"Amar Akbar Anthony is estimated to have made Rs 7.25 crore in those days. Inflation-adjusted, it crosses the collections of Bahubali 2—The Conclusion today... say the sayers who do calculations. But fact is, it did massive business. Did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone, or so they say. Doesn't happen now, gone are those days (sic)," a part of Amitabh's caption on Instagram read. ........Read more

Padma Shri Awardee Nirmal Singh Passes Away After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Padma Shri recipient and former “Hazoori Raagi” at the Golden Temple, Nirmal Singh, on Thursday morning died after being tested positive for Coronavirus infection. He was 62. Singh, who recently returned from abroad, was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital after he complained of breathlessness and dizziness on March 30. ........Read more

‘Resolve And Restraint’: PM Modi Urges Everyone to Stay Indoors to Avoid Coronavirus Infection

During his address to the nation, PM Modi also called for ‘Janta curfew’ on March 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their house. “On March 22, from 7 AM to 9 PM, all countrymen have to follow ‘Janta Curfew’  for coronavirus,” Pm Modi said. PM Modi also said that the world had never seen such a pandemic as this. “Even World War I and II did not affect as many countries as coronavirus has done,” PM Modi said.........Read more

276 Indians including 255 in Iran test positive for coronavirus abroad, confirms MEA

A total of 276 Indians have tested positive for coronavirus overseas to date, the Centre said on Wednesday. The vast majority, 255, tested positive in Iran, with others in the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Hong Kong, V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "Rest assured that every care is being taken by mission in cooperating and coordinating with the government of Iran for safety of Indians there. The ambassador is giving a lot of attention to them," he had said.........Read more

Samsung patent application reveals augmented reality headset design

The unannounced headset would be Samsung’s first foray into augmented reality after years of focusing on its lineup of mobile Gear VR headsets. However, in recent years, the entire mobile industry’s interest in VR has decreased. ........Read more

BCCI to Invite Fresh Applications for Support Staff, Ravi Shastri Required to Re-Apply

The BCCI will soon invite fresh applications for the Indian cricket team's support staff, including the head coach, and incumbent Ravi Shastri will need to reapply once his contract expires after next month's tour of the West Indies. The support staff comprising Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively following India's semifinal exit in the World Cup. After the West Indies tour, India's home season kicks off with the series against South Africa beginning September 15. Shastri was appointed India chief coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble's tenure ended prematurely in controversial circumstances. ........Read more

US-bound Air India Flight Lands in UK After Airline Warns of Bomb Threat

The Air India airline reportedly alerted the pilot of its US-bound flight following a bomb threat received through an e-mail from an alleged anti-Israel terror outfit. The airline messaged its flight that was flying with 327 passengers on board from Mumbai to Newark on Thursday. Soon after the alert, the flight made a precautionary landing at the Stansted airport in London. “AI 191 Mumbai-Newark of June 27 has made a precautionary landing at London’s Stansted airport due to a bomb threat,” the airline said. London Stansted is the airport designated for aviation security emergencies. A source reportedly said that the mail received by the airline pointed out that explosives have been mixed with the fuel targetting three flights including AI 191. Notably, the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort Flight AI 191 at around 09.50 AM local time on Thursday after the bomb scare that later turned out to be a hoax. The registered baggage and cargo, which were supposed to be loaded on the Air India flight but could not be uploaded, at the Mumbai airport were being extensively checked following the threat. All the 327 passengers were deplaned and the Boeing 777-300ER plane remains grounded at the Stansted Airport, an Air India spokesperson said.........Read more

Rishabh Pant asked to join Team India in England as cover for injured Shikhar Dhawan

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been asked to board the earliest possible flight to England and join the Indian team as a cover for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant, however, will not be named as an official replacement of Dhawan as the Indian team management has decided to keep the opener under observation.........Read more

Windies' Campbell, Hope Register World Record Opening Stand Against Ireland

West Indies might have thrashed Ireland by 196 runs in an ODI on Sunday, but it was the opening duo of John Campbell and Shai Hope who stole the show with a 365-run partnership for the opening wicket. The duo managed to surpass the previous record opening partnership of 304 set by the Pakistan duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman against Zimbabwe in 2018.........Read more

In Battle For Andhra, Pawan Kalyan X Factor: Prannoy Roy's Analysis

For Andhra Pradesh, this election has acquired its unpredictability quotient from the entry of Pawan Kalyan, a hugely popular actor who turned to politics and managed to convert at least a part of his fan base into supporters. It is estimated that it will corner more than 10 per cent of the votes and gain a huge say in who rules the state.........Read more

Pakistani drone which entered Indian airspace in Punjab

A Pakistan drone was spotted in the Khem Karan sector of Punjab on the Indo-Pak international border yesterday late night causing panic in the area and was reportedly shot at by security agencies in retaliation.........Read more

SC Deals Blow to Hardik Patel’s Poll Debut Ambitions, Declines Urgent Hearing of Plea to Stay Conviction

Dimming Patel's hopes of contesting the upcoming general elections on a Congress ticket from Gujarat's Jamnagar constituency, the top court questioned him for filing his petition belatedly. ........Read more

UK court issues warrant to arrest Nirav Modi

The Westminster Magistrates Court has issued a warrant to arrest Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, days after home secretary Sajid Javid certified India’s request to extradite him to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores of rupees. ........Read more

US seeks information on potential misuse of F-16 by Pakistan 

The US is seeking more information on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan against India in violation of the end-user agreement.........Read more

Venezuela turns to India for major oil exports as US sanctions bite

Venezuela's oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began on January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions.........Read more

Major 'Terror Plot' Averted in J&K's Uri; Search Ops Underway After Terrorists Open Fire at Rajarwani Army Camp

Terrorists attacked an Army camp in Uri of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night. However, a major ‘terror plot’ was averted after the security personnel of the Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani detected some suspicious movement around the camp and opened fire.........Read more

Ahead of Polls, Modi Govt May Give EWS Students 25% Quota in All Schools Till Class XII

In what can be classified as another pro-poor move months ahead of the general elections, the central government is considering extending the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education up to Class XII. ........Read more

Sabarimala protesters win again, police take back women devotees

The police have halted 2 women( belonging to the banned age group) efforts of progressing any further towards the Sabarimala shrine after devotees put up a massive protest causing one of the women to faint.........Read more

Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats worldwide, causing evacuations

Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding bitcoin in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb.........Read more

ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite to get pollution, soil, water data

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched an earth observation satellite, along with 30 micro and nanosatellites of eight other countries by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C43) in its 45th flight.........Read more

India, Russia sign $500 million navy deal for 2 stealth frigates

India and Russia have signed a $500 million contract to build two stealth frigates in Goa that are expected to be delivered by 2027. Russian Rosoboronexport and India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) signed the contract.........Read more

Naxal Violence down by 20 per cent due to PM Modi’s Demonetisation move : Think Tank Report

The incidents of Naxal violence across the country in 2017 witnessed a 20 per cent decrease when compared to the year 2015 because of Demonetization, which choked the financial reserves of the Naxalites.........Read more

Iran warns US, Israel of revenge after military parade attack

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating” response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.........Read more

Fitch upgrades India's growth forecast for FY19 to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that tightening of financial conditions, global oil prices and accumulated bad loans of banks continued as headwinds to the country's growth.........Read more

HAL was dropped from Rafale deal by UPA govt itself, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Sitharaman said “HAL and Dassault couldn’t agree on production terms. So HAL and Rafale couldn’t go together. Doesn’t that very clearly say who didn’t go together with HAL and under which government it happened?"........Read more

Ex-TERI chief RK Pachauri to be charged in sexual assault case: court

The Delhi court ordered framing of sexual harassment charges against R K Pachauri, former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in a case filed by his ex-colleague. In 2015, an FIR was registered against Pachauri by a 29-year-old former research analyst of TERI.........Read more

SAFF Cup | India open their account with a 2-0 victory over Sri Lanka

India beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in their first fixture of the SAFF cup at the Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Ashique Kuruniyan and Lallinzuala Chhangte scored two goals to keep up with the expectations from the team after good training sessions in Australia.........Read more

Team Congress-JD(S) wins Karnataka civic polls, BJP makes inroads

results were announced for 2,661 wards out of 2,664 across 22 districts in the state. Of these, the Congress won 982 wards, with the BJP coming a close second at 929, and the JD(S) finishing a distant third, winning 375 wards.........Read more

'Can’t Wait For PM Indefinitely’: SC directs NHAI to open Eastern Expressway before May 31

The apex court said if the 135-km expressway, which envisages signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gautam Budh Nagar (Greater Noida) and Palwal, is not inaugurated on or before May 31, it should be thrown open for public who were facing traffic congestion in Delhi.........Read more

'Cheated', kept in dark by pan masala brand: Actor Pierce Brosnan

After his appearance in a surrogate advertisement of Pan Bahar, a pan masala brand, Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan has stated that he was "cheated" by the company which kept him in the dark about the "hazardous" nature of the product.........Read more

Neutrino project in Bodi hills gets environmental clearance

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project has got a fresh lease of life with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) taking it up as a special case and granting it environmental clearance to set up the lab in Bodi West hills.........Read more

Massive 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

The quake hit in the early hours of this morning at a relatively shallow depth of 35 kilometres. The epicentre was about 96 kilometres south-west of Mendi, the capital of Southern Highlands province, a town of more than 50,000 people.........Read more

Sunanda Pushkar death: SC notice to Delhi police

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Delhi Police on a plea filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking a SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.........Read more

Tata Hexa Downtown Urban Edition launched at Rs. 12.18 lakh

Tata Motors has launched the Hexa Downtown Urban Edition. The limited edition is available in two packages – Absolute and Indulge with prices starting from Rs. 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tata Hexa Downtown Urban Edition is offered in a new colour called Urban Bronze.........Read more

Punjab's pakhawaj is the ideal percussion instrument so why did it lose out to the tabla?

Everything that is played on the tabla can be played on the pakhawaj, but not the other way round. “All the mnemonic literature played on the tabla is derived from pakhawaj’s repertoire,” The tabla’s benefit is that one need not apply atta for its bayan or duggi [the left side of the tabla]. The tabla was used mostly to keep the rhythmic cycle, to aide in the singing. It is interesting to note that tabla could never replace the pakhawaj in the singing of other Hindustani classical styles like dhrupad, dhamar, var and chantt.........Read more

Jobless to get Rs 3,000 pension if Congress comes to power: TPCC chief

TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said that all eligible unemployed would be given Rs 3,000 per month if the Congress comes to power in 2019.........Read more

RJDs Plan B if Nitish Kumar sacks Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav

Sources said the RJD is ready with its Plan B in case Tejashwi has to resign. According to the plan, all RJD ministers in Nitish cabinet would offer to resign in solidarity with Tejashwi. However, the RJD would keep supporting the alliance government to prevent the BJP from trying to return to power. ........Read more

How to gauge China's development in its ethnic minority regions? Watch it light up from space

China’s ethnic “problems” get a lot of attention from the outside world. Whatever their political leanings, Westerners can find something interesting to read about China’s treatment of its ethnic minorities, whether on the plight of the Tibetans or rising tensions between the Chinese state and the Uighurs of Xinjiang. China is increasingly being talked about as part of the global “war” against Islamist extremism, or as an anti-multicultural regime that mistreats its ethnic minorities.........Read more

North Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea leader over 'assassination' plot

North Korea said on Wednesday it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over.........Read more

China sending out a strong signal by closing Nathu La pass

A day after China accused the Indian Army of violating the border, the Indian military authorities were tight-lipped over the claims. Despite the official silence, most sources within and outside the military warned that the latest developments, especially the Chinese move to close the Nathula Pass route to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, should be treated as a diplomatic message from Beijing.........Read more

New Siri icon drops a big hint about the iPhone 8 design

A new Siri icon spotted in iOS 11 appears to confirm rumours about the upcoming iPhone 8’s design. Apple is widely expected to drastically change the look of the iPhone this year, with the company seemingly set to take a similar approach to Samsung.........Read more

GST impact: As Tirupati temple faces Rs 100 cr tax burden, your religious trip may get expensive

The revenue from sale of famous laddu prasadam of Tirumala would be exempted from GST, but the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam will have to pay GST on all raw materials for preparation of the laddus.........Read more

Coal India to shut 37 mines this fiscal year - sources

Coal India Ltd plans to shut 37 underground mines by the end of this fiscal year, two company officials said, despite unions' plans to strike for three days this month if the decision is not withdrawn.........Read more

University of Southampton announces India Great Scholarships for Indian students worth £8,500 each

The University of Southampton, UK, has announced its India GREAT Scholarships that offers jointly-funded scholarships to Indian students who want to take up courses at the university for the academic year 2017-18. Each of these is worth £8,500 and applicable for bachelors and masters degrees. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their application and merit.........Read more

If Ayodhya is a matter of faith, so is triple talaq, Kapil Sibal tells Supreme Court

Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal representing the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that if Ayodhya is a matter of faith, then it is same for triple talaq. Resuming his submission in the Supreme Court, Sibal said, “That Ram was born in Ayodhya is a matter of faith, not Constitutional morality; same in this case. It is not a question of equity and good conscience, it is a question of faith. You cannot bring Constitutional morality.”........Read more

All countries should respect each other's sovereignty: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today said all countries should respect each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as he inaugurated the high profile Belt and Road forum boycotted by India due to concerns relating to a controversial economic corridor traversing through PoK.........Read more

ITunes and Apple Music coming to the Windows Store this year

Last week Microsoft revealed a new version of its operating system called Windows 10 S that only runs software from the Windows Store — which means apps like Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Chrome won’t work. Today at Microsoft’s Build conference for developers, however, the company announced that Apple is working on bringing iTunes to the Windows Store after all.........Read more

Platelets suppress T cell immunity against cancer

Blood platelets help disguise cancer from the immune system by suppressing T cells, report scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the May 5, 2017 issue of Science Immunology. In extensive preclinical tests, a promising T cell therapy more successfully boosted immunity against melanoma when common antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin were added.........Read more

Supreme Court reserves order on linking Aadhaar with PAN

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN card, as it was told that the government cannot "belittle" the apex court order holding the unique identification number as voluntary. ........Read more

This Desi 'Fast And Furious' Spoof Hilariously Sums Up Indian Roads

What if Fast And Furious were to be set in India? Jordindian, a Facebook page hilariously turns that scenario into reality. The video shows a humble Maruti Zen and an autorickshaw "trying" to race, while grappling with all too familiar Indian hurdles such as cows, unnecessary processions and, of course, the chai break.........Read more

US State Department issues travel alert for Europe

The US State Department has issued a travel alert for its citizens going to Europe, citing the continued threat of terror attacks. The alert mentioned recent attacks in France -- which heads to the polls next week to choose a new president -- Russia, Sweden and the UK, noting that extremists tend to focus on tourist hot spots.........Read more

BCCI Recommends Cheteshwar Pujara's Name for Arjuna Award

The BCCI has nominated prolific run scorer Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award, acknowledging his stupendous show during the last Test season for India. Along with Pujara, Indian women's cricket team member Harmanpreet Kaur has also been nominated by the Board for the award.........Read more

Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) to be launched by Defence Ministry

Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) is to be launched as a non-profit company later this month to foster technology development and innovative products with commercial potential for the defence sector, informed sources said. The company is being formed by defence electronics major Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and defence aviation major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL).........Read more

Cyclone Debbie tears through north Australia, cutting power supply, damaging houses

Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state's far north.........Read more

Sufi clerics from India detained due to botched ISI operation: report

The detention was preceded by a report in a Pakistan publication raising doubts over the purpose of the Sufi clerics’ visit to Lahore. The publication had accused the clerics of being R&AW agents, and on their return to India, the clerics had blamed a Pakistani newspaper for their detention.........Read more

Trump's former campaign chairman had plan to 'benefit Putin govt'

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics.........Read more

Latif Nathani quits eBay as head of its India business

Latif Nathani, head of eBay’s India business, has resigned from the company, reports Vccircle. Nathani was the managing director and vice president of the company’s India unit since his appointment May 2013 until last month. Nathani, according to his LinkedIn profile, has been a product strategy........Read more

Zika virus harms testes, says study

The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a new Yale study. The persistence of the virus in the male reproductive organ can lead to sexual transmission and may impair male fertility, the researchers said.........Read more

IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce

The US tech giant IBM plans to make an initial investment of 945 million rand ($70 million) to roll out the training initiative in South Africa, a country where 31 percent of people between 15 and 24 are unemployed, according to Statistics South Africa. Other countries set to benefit in this program include Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt, enabling the expansion of the project across the continent. ........Read more

YouTube introduces mobile live streaming for creators with over 10,000 subscribers

In June last year, YouTube introduced a mobile live streaming feature to a limited number of YouTube creators. Now, YouTube is rolling out the capabilities of hosting live video streams from mobile devices to all creators with over 10,000 subscribers. For creators, this is a new way to engage with fans, allowing for immediate and intimate live streams. Google plans to eventually roll out the feature to everyone using YouTube.........Read more

In a break with tradition, girls in Kashmir say ‘salam’ to snow rugby

Despite sub-zero temperatures, new generation players love the high-speed game. “I picked up this game purely for its speed, energy level and blood rush. When the rugby ball is in your hands and you race to score a goal, it’s an extraordinary feeling,” Ms. Ayub, a resident of Srinagar’s Eidgah area says, as she prepares for a national event in Gulmarg on February 18-19. Sixteen teams from across India will participate in the event.........Read more

Fairy circles: Has one of nature's great mysteries been solved?

For years fairy circles have been one of nature's great, enduring mysteries. A defining feature of the majestic Namib Desert, Namibia these dusty patches of earth, ringed with tall grass and dispersed evenly across 1,100 miles have eluded explanation and confounded scientists.........Read more

Jharkhand mine : At least 9 workers dead, CM announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for deceased

At least nine workers have lost their lives inside the Lalmatia coal mines after a heap of mud caved-in at the entry point of the mine run by the Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) situated in the Godda district of Jharkhand late Thursday night. Several others, along with some machinery that belongs to a private coal mining company, are feared trapped inside. ........Read more

Bappi Lahiri to make his Hollywood debut with Disney’s animation movie ‘Moana’

Renowned Bollywood singer Bappi Lahiri, who has been known for his chunky gold jewellery and foot-tapping numbers, is all set to foray into Hollywood now. The Disco King of Indian music will be crooning for Disney’s upcoming musical adventure animated movie........Read more

BCCI May Back N Srinivasan for ICC Post in Annual General Meeting

In what could turn out to be a significant move, the BCCI may decide in its AGM to propose former president N Srinivasan as it's representative in ICC's powerful Board of Directors in place of Shashank Manohar.........Read more

Why the UK Can’t Just Pick And Choose From the EU Menu After Brexit

One of the many as yet unanswered questions thrown up by the Brexit vote is what form the future relationship between the UK and the EU will take. Much attention up until this point has focused on existing models for relations. Will Brexit Britain seek to stay in the European Economic Area (EEA) or attempt to replicate Switzerland’s set of bilateral agreements?........Read more

No move yet to give shelter to Baloch activist Bugti, clarifies Centre

India denied on Friday that there was any move to give asylum to exiled and wanted Baloch activist Brahumdagh Bugti amid speculative reports in the Pakistani media that he had applied for an Indian passport. “We have no such intentions at present,” a senior government source said.........Read more

Veeram new poster: Kunal Kapoor's perfect BUTT takes the stress away from this intense fight!

So remember, Veeram’s first look where we were stunned with Kunal Kapoor’s unbelievable transformation? The lean, lanky actor was suddenly replaced by a bulky, warrior physique. Here was now, Chandu Chekavar, an anti-hero of the 13th century from Kerala ready to battle it out! Chekavaras are those who engage in battle on behalf of noble men and are considered victorious, only after they kill their opponent. This drastic makeover literally left us numb. Right from the physique, his changed hairstyle to the armlets on his arm, it was mind-blowing in every way.........Read more

The Rise of Chiyaan Vikram: Two Decades and Counting

This is the refrain of entertainment. From anyone who’s anyone in the industry, to every nobody on the street gives the same answer when asked what kind of movie he expects to see – ‘Ethavathu Different-a’. ........Read more

Sidhu forms new party with suspended SAD legislator Pargat

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and former SAD legislator Pargat Singh have formed a new outfit, the Awaaz-e-Punjab, ahead of the state elections next year.........Read more

Facebook just ruined Instagram

About two weeks ago, while I was busy Snapchatting all the people at the park playing Pokémon Go, I wondered for a hot second why Instagram doesn't let you add text, drawings and emoji to your posts.........Read more

Rio Olympics: What's up with all those empty seats?

Elite athletes. Compelling human-interest angles. And lots of empty seats.........Read more

Why Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl is relieved at losing Jabong to rival Myntra

Bahl was relieved he did not acquire Jabong, which fell into Flipkart’s lap, because he did not find the target clean. And he was upbeat because Snapdeal will spend the cash saved -- $100 million – to build its own fashion business.........Read more

NASA Orbiter finds carbon dioxide frost that disappears overnight in dusty Mars regions

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found that carbon dioxide ice often covers the ground at night in dusty mid-latitude regions.........Read more

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this week. Although...........Read more

Cyprus treaty: India gets rights to levy tax on capital gains

As per an agreement reached between India and Cyprus on June 29, investments made prior to April 1, 2017, will be grandfathered.........Read more

Why Does Punjab Have a Drug Problem? The Untold Story

If Pakistan is the root cause of Punjab’s drug problem, why then has the drug menace reared its ugly head only in the last decade? Punjab has been a border state for 69 years. So what’s changed? Opium or doda or phukki, as it is traditionally known,........Read more

A Reminder Of The True Meaning Of Hinduism

People conveniently overlook the first verse of the Ishopanishad that Gandhi described as "the whole essence of Hinduism". The relevant part reads thus: "Ishavasyamid sarva yaktichh jagatya jagat" (all that we see in this universe is pervaded by God). If S/He exists in everything, and everyone, are these vile attacks [against those who are different] not assaults on God?........Read more

More trouble for Congress: Uttarakhand party chief flays CM Harish Rawat

Indicating further trouble for the Congress in Uttarakhand, the simmering rift between state party chief Kishore Upadhyay and Chief Minister Harish Rawat came out in the open with the former on Wednesday asking Rawat to respect "ministers, MLAs and district leaders" and meet them regularly.........Read more

A Crash Course in India-US Ties as Modi Prepares for Washington

As PM Modi prepares to meet Obama, Dhruva Jaishankar gives us a crash course in the India-US relationship since 1998.........Read more

Govt to withdraw stringent licensing rules for GM seeds

Govt says the 18 May order for Bt cotton technology will be withdrawn and placed as a draft for public consultation........Read more

SC Allows Diesel Taxis With All-India Permits to Run in Delhi

The apex court allowed existing All India Tourist Permit (AITP) diesel taxis to operate in the national capital till the expiry of their permit.........Read more

Modi's BA Degree is Authentic, Says Delhi University Registrar

AAP also invited the two BJP leaders to accompany them during their visit to the DU registrar's office.........Read more

Zika virus can now be detected within an hour through a paper-based test | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Zika virus can now be detected within an hour through a paper-based test - The test is done using a small saliva, urine, or blood sample, if the sample contains the RNA of the Zika virus, the test area turns purple.........Read more