Pics: Coimbatore jeweller sells gold masks for Rs 2.75 lakh, silver masks for Rs 15k each

Who says face masks have to be boring and plain? From prints, embroidery and slogans, people across the country are wearing a variety of face masks in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now, to up the game, a Coimbatore-based goldsmith has introduced gold and silver face masks in the market. Yes, you heard that right. Gold and silver strings are used to make such face masks. Moreover, this is not just a mask but also a prized accessory.........Read more

Coronavirus update: Has Israel developed COVID-19 vaccine?

Israeli daily Ha'aretz, quoting medical sources, reported on Thursday that scientists at the Israel’s Institute for Biological Research, supervised by the Prime Minister's office, have recently had a significant breakthrough in understanding the biological mechanism and qualities of the virus, including better diagnostic capability, production of antibodies for those who already have the virus and development of a vaccine. The development process, however, requires a series of tests and experiments that may last many months before the vaccination is deemed effective or safe to use, the report said.........Read more

Beach bummer: Half of world's sandy coastlines may vanish this century

Half the world’s sandy beaches may be wiped away by the end of the century due to rising sea levels and other climate change effects, with Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, China and the United States among the hardest hit, researchers said on Monday. Many beaches that attract frolicking vacationers may be turned into rocky remnants as rising seas, changing weather patterns and other factors erode sandy shorelines that now account for more than a third of global sea coasts, they added. A large proportion of shoreline in densely populated areas is projected to be lost. ........Read more

Prepaid mobile phone services restored in Jammu & Kashmir

Prepaid mobile connections were restored in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday and 2G services resumed in two districts of the valley after being disconnected on August 5 last year. Voice and SMS facilities were restored for all local prepaid mobile phones across the Union territory. Rohit Kansal, the principal secretary to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said the order will come into effect from Saturday. ........Read more

House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump

The deeply divided House of Representatives took the historic step to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, charging a president with high crimes and misdemeanors for just the third time in American history. The House voted almost entirely along party lines for two articles of impeachment to remove the President from office — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — sending the case to the Senate for a trial expected to start next month.........Read more

New Trump rule for family-based immigration could hit thousands of Indians

Thousands of Indians hoping to immigrate to the United States stand in danger of being denied visas starting November if they were unable to prove they have health insurance or can cover their medical expenses, according to a new rule announced Friday to prevent immigrants from becoming a burden. The new rule applies to immigrant visa applicants abroad, mostly those, analysts said, being sponsored by immediate relatives, and not those already present in the US such as H-1B visa holders whose Green Card applications were being sponsored by their American employers. Doug Rand, an Obama White House immigration official, said some 23,000 Indians are likely to be impacted by the rule (not necessarily denied, but affected). There are an estimated 35,000 family-sponsored immigrants from India every year. Nearly a third of them are already in the US when they apply for their Green Card; and the rest come from India. The order goes into effect November 3. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our health care system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs,” President Donald Trump said in on order issued Friday, using the same presidential authority under which he had earlier banned Muslims from certain countries as well as the asylum ban.........Read more

IRDAI Mulls Linking Motor Insurance Premium With Traffic Violations

A working group has been established by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to explore the possibilities of linking motor insurance premiums with traffic violations. In the Delhi-NCR region, the insurance firms will be commencing a pilot project to implement a new set of rules according to IRDAI’s latest order revealed last Friday. The working group comprises of nine members that include officials of IRDAI, Delhi traffic police, llBl and other related sectors. A time period of two months has been given to the working group to come up with implementable solutions and it comes on the back of the drastic increase in penalties levied for traffic violations and bad driving in a recent amendment. If linking motor insurance premiums with traffic infringements come into existence, there will be a further surge in penalties. We would certainly welcome that in all respects. This comes as a part of the central government focussing on Intelligent Traffic Management System in the metropolitan and smart cities. IRDAI believes that such a combination of efforts could help in reducing road accidents and will force a change in driving habits. The working group will suggest different models for carrying such an implementation using the pilot project while a system will be suggested to access traffic violation history of each vehicle and transfer it to IIBI (Insurance Information Bureau of India) database for a quick assessment and immediate action.........Read more

Kashmir Move India's "Internal Matter": Australian Envoy Harinder Sidhu

Australian High Commissioner to New Delhi Harinder Sidhu said on Friday that India's decision to end special status for Jammu and Kashmir is the country's internal matter, and stressed that the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by New Delhi and Islamabad. "The Indian government said this is its internal matter. We respect the Indian position on that. Australia's long-held view on Kashmir has been that it should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan," Ms Sidhu told ANI. Ms Sidhu expressed hope the region would become stable and peaceful and the economic development would eventuate. "We do hope as situation proceeds in Kashmir that it will be stable, peaceful and, in fact, that economic development eventuates. We do hope that both countries act in restraint and consider the safety and security of the people in the process," she added. Earlier this month, India had announced its decision to end the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories.........Read more

Ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley's health deteriorates: Sources

The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Arun Jaitley was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Arun Jaitley's health since August 10. Hospital sources on Tuesday said he is on life support. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is monitoring his condition. Several prominent leaders, including Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Jitendra Singh and Ram Vilas Paswan, President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress's Abhishek Singhvi and Jyotiraditya Scindia and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat have visited the hospital in recent days to enquire about Jaitley's health and meet his family members.........Read more

Pakistan army chief gets three-year extension

Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was handed a three-year extension on Monday as tension with neighbouring India flared this month over the disputed territory of Kashmir, the prime minister’s office said. The two nuclear-armed countries have exchanged fire along the disputed line of control (LoC) that separates Pakistani and Indian controlled Kashmir following India’s decision to revoke special status for its portion of Kashmir. “The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement announcing the decision. Bajwa’s tenure was due to end in November but analysts have long predicted the extension. Relations between Pakistan and India had already been strained after a suicide car bombing in February that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir and led to an aerial dogfight between Pakistani and Indian jets.........Read more

72 years after partition, Pakistan opens historic gurdwara in Punjab province for Sikh devotees

Seventy-two years after Partition, Pakistan on Friday opened the doors of the historic Gurdwara Chowa Sahib in Punjab province to Sikh devotees, including from India, in the run-up to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November. Lying closed since 1947 after Sikh community members from the area migrated from Pakistan, the gurdwara in the Jhelum district of Punjab province was in a state of neglect. The Gurdwara Chowa Sahib, located close to Rohtas Fort -- a UNESCO world heritage site, was reopened in a colourful ceremony in the presence of several high officials and community members. The ceremony began with an 'ardaas' (prayer) and 'kirtans' (devotional songs) performed by Sikh community members. Dr Aamer Ahmed, chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) that looks after the holy places of minorities in Pakistan, was the chief guest. Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (PSGPC) president Sardar Satwant Singh was also present on the occasion. "Gurdwara Chowa Sahib has been opened for worship and visit. It is also opened for foreign Sikhs...whether they come from India or any other part of the world, they are welcomed to visit this historical place," ETPB spokesperson Amir Hashmi told PTI. The restoration work of the gurdwara is underway, he added.........Read more

Army Uniform Set For Another Makeover: Report

The uniform of the Indian Army is likely to be changed. In an exclusive, Zee News reported that suggestions have been sought from Army Headquarters. It said that the uniforms of forces of the other countries are being studied for the same. The other parameters being kept in mind are the different terrain the force is deployed in as also the changing warfare techniques.........Read more

Azam Khan’s offensive remark against Jaya Prada sparks outrage, FIR filed

Azam Khan on Monday clarified that he did not make any objectionable remarks against film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him. Khan’s clarification came after he allegedly while addressing a poll campaign rally here, made a below-the-belt remark against Prada.........Read more

RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6%

For the second time in as many months, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slashed repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 per cent. A back-to-back cut in interest rate would provide relief to borrowers in the election season.........Read more

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | AAP came into existence because of your failure: Kejriwal to Congress

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the previous Congress government in Delhi, accusing it of ignoring development in the national capital. He said the Congress’ failure was the reason why the Aam Aadmi Party came into existence. ........Read more

FATF Continues to Keep Pakistan on Grey List, Rejects India's Plea to Blacklist The Country

Dismissing India’s push to blacklist Pakistan over terror funding, the anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on Friday decided to keep the neighbour on the ‘grey list’ for now.........Read more

India to produce 7.47 lakh Kalashnikov series assault rifles with Russia's help in Amethi plant

The central government has cleared a proposal to produce at least 7.47 lakh Kalashnikov assault rifles by the Ordnance Factory Board and a Russian Joint venture firm for the Indian Army.........Read more

Interim Budget: Govt Announces Hike in Tax Exemption Limit to Rs 5 Lakh, Other Sops For Middle Class

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced hike in income tax exemption limit from the present Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum.........Read more

Allahabad University to be Rechristened Prayagraj Vishwavidyalaya, Proposal Pending With UP Govt

The Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University has sent out a proposal to the state governor to rename the varsity as Prayagraj State University. As of now, the approval is pending with the Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh government.........Read more

Nissan Kicks Becomes The Official Car For The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Nissan India has announced that the new Nissan Kicks will be the official car for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, which is slated to be held from 30 May to 14 July 2019 and will be hosted by England and Wales. ........Read more

TCS Faces US Jury Over Why It Fires So Many Americans

India's IT outsourcing giant Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. needs to offer a good explanation for why engineers hired at its American outposts are 13 times as likely to be fired if they're not South Asian.........Read more

Press Council of India chief pitches for 'social security' for journalists

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice C K Prasad said journalists should be provided with “social security”, stressing that they could not work properly without it.........Read more

Mahindra Furio ICV range unveiled

Mahindra Truck and Bus Division has unveiled its new range of Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICV) called Furio.The Mahindra Furio has been in development since 2014. It is powered by a new MDI Tech diesel engine. It is claimed to be lightweight and low-friction as well as delivers high torque at lower RPMs.........Read more

Facebook not to show weapon accessory ads to users under 18: Report

Facebook has prohibited advertisements for weapon accessories to users under the age of 18 amid a raging debate in the US over gun control after a number of mass shootings.........Read more

Facebook states Chinese phone makers got access to data

Huawei, a Chinese phone maker was able to access Facebook data to get the leading social network's applications to perform on smartphones.........Read more

Lewis Hamilton wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Red Bulls crash

Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas was on course to win after Mercedes took advantage of a late safety car to jump long-time leader Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. But, after Vettel had thrown away second place with a mistake at the restart, Bottas suffered a puncture on the next lap. His two rivals out of the way, Hamilton was given victory and the championship lead on a plate after looking set to finish third.........Read more

Aswini was stalked by the killer for months: Complained to Chennai cops, but no arrest

Police sources said that Aswini’s family did not want to file an FIR because they did not want a hindrance in her education. “So, we counseled them and took written statements from both. We gave Aswini our number in case she faced trouble from Alagesan. But we didn’t receive a call from her after that,” However, Aswini’s aunt Saraswathi told that the family had asked the police to take strict action against Alagesan. But, he was never arrested and just sent back home.........Read more

With eye on polls, Centre issues notice to states to display Amrut logo

In the wake of speculation of an early general election, the Central government is trying to get as much as the political advantage from schemes implemented in states with Central funding. Consequently, it has issued a notice to all state governments to display the Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) logo and the source of funding at all such project sites. ........Read more

BSF launches 'Ops Alert' to curb terrorist movements across Int'l Border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched "Operation Alert" along the over 200 kilometers long International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the increasing movement of infiltrating terrorists from across the border.........Read more

Give free education to special kids till they turn 18: Centre to states

Referring to the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disability (RPwD) Act, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has also asked the heads of the state education departments to ensure that all schools within their jurisdiction have inclusive classrooms and teaching-learning atmosphere to enable special children to study along with others.........Read more

‘BlueBorne’ puts billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices at risk

Security firm Armis has discovered a new method of attack, called ‘BlueBorne’, that potentially puts any Bluetooth-enabled device at risk. In other words, any wearable, audio headset, mobile or IoT device or computers running on Android, iOS, Windows, or Linux at risk. “The BlueBorne attack vector can potentially affect all devices with Bluetooth capabilities, estimated at over 8.2 billion devices today.” ........Read more

Amazon Pumps in Rs 130 Crore in Payments Arm Amazon Pay India

Amazon has pumped in Rs 130 crore into its payments entity, Amazon Pay India, as it looks to expand its operations in the country and compete head-on with the likes of Flipkart's PhonePe and Alibaba-backed Paytm.........Read more

ED says Mallya created 20 shell cos; to confiscate more assets

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya had allegedly floated 20 shell companies, directors of which were either his personal staff or those who retired, the ED has said in its recent charge sheet filed in the KFA-IDBI money laundering case.........Read more

AP Chief Minister breaks law? Posts photo with 13-year-old alleged sexual abuse survivor

A picture of the Chief Minister posing with Asha, posted on the CM’s social media accounts has upset activists in the state. Since Asha is a minor and a victim of sexual abuse it is against the law to reveal her identity in public. The post on social media also identifies the girl by her name. Naidu’s post states that the CM has extended financial support to the girl. ........Read more

Jeep Wrangler Limited Edition 'Night Eagle' Launched

Jeep recently announced the launch of a new limited edition model of the Wrangler in Europe. Christened as the 'Night Eagle' edition, the SUV gets exclusive decals, 18-inch mid-gloss black wheels, body-colour grille, gloss-black accents, headlamp rings, and hard spare tyre cover and so on. The Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in 2017.........Read more

As India looks on warily, Nepal joins China's OBOR initiative

Nepal on Friday inked a deal with China to join Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) initiative to link Asia with Europe, a move that may worry India.........Read more

10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study

The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday. In fact, a 20-year-old who began treatment any time since 2008, now has an expected lifespan, about 78 years, approaching that of an uninfected person.........Read more

This Is What A BJP Leader Is Doing To Turn A Madhya Pradesh Town Completely Vegetarian

It seems a BJP leader in Madhya Pradesh got really inspired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Days after the Uttar Pradesh government cracked down on meat shops, leading to a shut down of a large number of slaughter houses-- a BJP leader wants to turn a town in Madhya Pradesh completely vegetarian.........Read more

Boston Dynamics Unveils The Robot Soldier Of The Near Future

“Handle” as it has been aptly named, stands on its two legs much like the earlier versions: BigDog and Spot. However, what makes it more stabilized is the presence of two wheels at the end of its two legs which allows it to stand up vertically and roll around at speeds of up to nine miles per hour.........Read more

Woman Can't Claim Alimony for Desertion Period Before Divorce: SC

A woman divorced on the ground of deserting her husband cannot claim maintenance from her spouse for the period when she was living separately before the grant of divorce by a court, the Supreme Court observed on Thursday.........Read more

Qualcomm’s new mobile platform brings 4G to feature phones

Qualcomm is updating its entry-level mobile platform for the first time in three years, bringing 4G connectivity and services to phones designed for sale in markets like India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The company announced its Qualcomm 205 platform today at an event in New Delhi, which includes its 205 System-on-Chip (SoC) capable of up to 150 Mbps download speeds on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, as well as a dual-core 1.1 GHz CPU, Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU, and dual-SIM support.........Read more

Hubble discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star system

The stars were battling each other in a gravitational tussle, which ended with the system breaking apart and at least three stars being ejected in different directions. The speedy, wayward stars went unnoticed for hundreds of years until, over the past few decades, two of them were spotted in infrared and radio observations, which could penetrate the thick dust in the Orion Nebula.........Read more

Bengali actors semi-decomposed body found in her south Kolkata flat

A semi-decomposed body of Bengali actress Bitasta Saha was recovered from her flat in south Kolkatas Kasba area. Bitastas wrist was slit and there were several injury marks on her body.........Read more

Stratasys Ltd announces new 3D printing solutions at the Solidworks World 2017 conference

Global 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Ltd on Monday unveiled its new FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)-based F123 Series. “The launch of the Stratasys F123 Series targets these product design workgroups, industrial designers, engineers, students and educators who demand a professional quality rapid prototyping solution."........Read more

15-year-old Lakshya Sen attains no. 1 spot in BWF junior rankings

Lakshya, who is considered as one of the brightest future prospects in the Indian badminton circuit, moved ahead of Chia Hao Lee of the Chinese Taipei, to attain the World no. 1 ranking.........Read more

Andhra Pradesh village ignores cops, hosts Jallikattu

As expected, a large number of people from neighbouring villages and mandals made a beeline for the village. The race was flagged off by YSR Congress general secretary B. Karunakar Reddy, and Chandragiri MLA Ch-evireddy Bhaskar Reddy. One of the organisers, Chandrasekhar Reddy, said there is no money in the trophies and people take the risk because they are treated as heroes by their associates if they can snatch the trophies.........Read more

IITs may soon have reservation for female students

The panel, headed by professor Timothy Gonsalves, recommended that 20 percent supernumerary seats out of the total number of seats be reserved for girls. The recommendation seems to have received a nod, and the JAB is only to decide whether the rule will be applicable from academic year starting in 2017 or 2018. ........Read more

Super Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina): Philippines begins evacuation ahead of Christmas Day typhoon

Forecasters warn that Super Typhoon Nock-ten, known as Nina in Philippines, could bring heavy rains with sustained winds reaching over 200km/hour.........Read more

Delhi HC rejects Tata group’s plea to stall auction of Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi

Delhi HC order assumes significance following allegations of ousted chairperson of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry, that IHCL’s net worth came down due to poor acquisition strategies........Read more

More and more Indians with loans against property are failing to pay back on time

Borrowers in Asia’s third-largest economy who have taken loans against property are increasingly falling behind repayment schedules. Over the next four quarters, these delinquencies could rise by as much as by three times over those in fiscal 2014, according to a study by India Ratings and Research, a credit-ratings agency.........Read more

Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav launches new political party Swaraj India

Swaraj Abhiyan, led by former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, on Sunday launched its political wing 'Swaraj India' on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Yadav will be the president and Ajit Jha the general secretary, the new party announced at a press briefing. Fahim Khan will be Treasurer of the party.........Read more

Liberty bid for 2 Tata Steel UK units worth nearly 100 million pounds

Britain's largest steelmaker paused the sale of its major UK assets in July to explore a joint venture with Germany's Thyssenkrupp. Industrial and commodity group Liberty House's bid for Tata Steel UK's speciality steel and pipe businesses is worth nearly 100 million pounds ($130 million), an industry source told Reuters on Wednesday.........Read more

On the eve of her birthday, Lata Mangeshkar has special message for Pakistan

On the eve of her birthday, Lata Mangeshkar has special message for Pakistan - After the Uri attack, the veteran Bollywood singer will not celebrate her birthday this year. She shares her feelings about the Pakistan violence.........Read more

US-led coalition airstrikes ‘hit’ Syrian military, over 60 soldiers killed

US-led coalition air strikes reportedly hit Syrian military personnel and caused casualties on Saturday after mistaking them for Islamic State targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said least 83 soldiers were killed and more than 120 were wounded in the raids, which the US military said, took place south of Dayr Az Zawr in Syria.........Read more

Government to go ahead with merger of SBI subsidiaries, BMB: Arun Jaitley

Government to go ahead with merger of SBI subsidiaries, BMB: Arun Jaitley - Arun Jaitley today said the government will go ahead with the merger of associates banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI as the proposal has been approved at the highest level by the Union Cabinet.........Read more

Stage set for asset division between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

The stage is set for the division of 107 common institutions listed under Schedule X of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, between Telangana and AP, under the supervision of the Centre.........Read more

Go after instigators of violence in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh to security forces

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed the security forces to go after those instigating youths to indulge in violence Jammu and Kashmir and try to bring back normalcy in the state within a week. The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, besides others.........Read more

Ample Opportunities for Development in Andhra Pradesh: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there were ample opportunities for development in Andhra Pradesh.........Read more

After Amma canteen, Chouhan thali for Rs 10

Taking a cue from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Amma Unavagam, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning to launch a subsidised meal programme for the poor in the state for just Rs 10.........Read more

J&K: Terrorists attack police station in Pulwama | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Terrorists attacked a police station in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, late Wednesday night. This comes after militants attacked an army convoy in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Wednesday morning and injured two soldiers.........Read more

Goa to ban December's popular dance music festivals

Electronic dance festivals Sunburn and VH1 Supersonic will no longer be allowed in Goa during the Christmas and New Year festivities, the tourism minister has said.........Read more

70% of IIT-B students skip daily bath, 40% wish to live on with pals

Six of 10 residents at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) showered once every two or three days, finding the “task” taxing. A small 10% that took a bath just once a week and just about 30% took a bath everyday.........Read more

Nitish Kumar to support Medha Patkar over rehab package for Narmada dam-displaced

Nitish Kumar had criticized the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, rejecting Modi's advice to states to drop consent and social impact assessment clauses.........Read more

ShakeAlert can detect an earthquake early and send warning signals: How does it work?

USGS is developing an earthquake early warning system (EEW) called ShakeAlert in collaboration with several universities.........Read more

Nagaland children's film festival held

Mumbai: A week-long film festival, organised by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), has been organised in Nagaland. Titled “CFSI Film Bonanza”, the festival opened on August 23. It has been jointly organised by CFSI and Directorate of School Education of the Government of Nagaland, will cover major cities of Nagaland, including Kohima, Wokha and........Read more

Playing Pokémon Go has health benefits too: Study

While the augmented reality (AR) based smartphone game Pokémon Go is spreading like a fire globally, researchers have now figured health benefits that such games can bring for its users. According to the researchers, Pokémon Go stimulates substantial amounts of physical activity in many likely-otherwise sedentary game players without intending to.........Read more

Has 'Kabali' banked Rs 100 crore on day one at the box office?

Has 'Kabali' banked Rs 100 crore on day one at the box office? - According to producer Kalaipuli S Thanu, Rajinikanth movie has created all-time history across globe!........Read more

Bad strategy: Why Pakistan won’t gain by playing the Kashmir card

Islamabad may have helped internationalise the Kashmir issue - but what did this internationalisation bring? It may have made some Kashmiri politicians richer and given them junkets. But it did little to bolster their negotiating power with Delhi or provide relief to the Kashmiri people from everyday violence.........Read more

Google is working on an internet speed tool built into search: Report

Google could soon introduce a new search tool to test your internet speed........Read more

Britain rally to hold Belgium 3-3, allow India to make CT final

Great Britain did India a huge favour late on Thursday night, allowing the latter to reach their maiden Champions Trophy hockey final. Having rallied superbly from 1-3 down to hold Belgium 3-3 in their last league game in London, the home team allowed India to finish second after the league stage and take on mighty Australia in the title clash of the six-nation tournament.........Read more

Cheer for fliers! 9 passenger friendly measures by Modi govt to make your air travel better

From new policy on refunds and cancellation to excess baggage charges, we take a look at what the aviation minister announced for you........Read more

Musk: We intend to launch people to Mars in 2024, arrival in 2025

The first SpaceX rocket transporting humans to Marks will launch in 2024, said Musk at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.........Read more

Congress targets Amitabh Bachchan over Modi government event, actor says he is not hosting it - Times of India

A bid by the Congress to hit out at the NDA government seemed to backfire on Wednesday. The Congress had taken a pot shot at the Centre over reports that Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan would host the bash to celebrate the Modi government’s two years in power. The star however clarified to Times Now that it would be actor R Madhavan, and not him, who would host the event.........Read more

Hyderabad set to become Apple's 2nd largest tech hub worldwide

Facility will employ 4,000, as US tech giant seeks to draw upon Indian talent and capture domestic market for its products........Read more

PM Modi deliberately dividing India, says BJP leader Arun Shourie

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie has described the Centre as a “one-man government,” a presidential form of government, without checks and on Friday, Mr. Shourie sa........Read more

Images show possible preparations for North Korea nuclear test: Think tank - Times of India

A US think tank said on Friday that commercial satellite images it had obtained of North Korea's nuclear test site taken on May 5 showed that the country may be preparing to carry out a nuclear test in the near future.........Read more

Watch: To protest against officials' apathy, Buldhana locals perform 'Nagin dance' - Firstpost

In a bizarre case, Maharashtra Baldhana's locals performed 'Nagin dance' to protest against the PWD officials' apathy.........Read more

The Aakar Patel column: Remake quality of education before you Make in India - Firstpost

The first aspect of poor education Pritchett is India's primary schooling. The second aspect is the quality of higher education, particularly in specialised fields........Read more