A deep dive into the pros and cons of hyperloop technology

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of the future Coding for Public Service the first event ever to accept payment with altcoins → You might have heard people . Most likely, they’re wondering why they are still talking about it and when/if it will arrive. It’s a big topic, but we’ve got you covered with an easy-to-understand explanation of all you need to know. Video banking might be the end of branch managers of different hyperloop systems that deviate significantly from the Elon Musk hyperloop.  The pods effectively float on a frictionless magnetic cushion. The tube is a low-pressure environment that enables high speed for low energy consumption.........Read more

Windows 11 arrives October 5, but you might not get it until 2022

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of the future Coding for Public Service the first event ever to accept payment with altcoins → Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Windows 11 has a release date, and it’s a fair bit sooner than many of us anticipated. Microsoft today that its new OS would begin to roll out on October 5 — just a few weeks away.........Read more

The Windows 11 beta is finally out — here’s how to install it

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of the future Coding for Public Service Rub shoulders with leading experts and industry disruptors at TNW Conference → Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Windows 11 Insiders — what Microsoft calls its beta testers — have been able to try out the company’s latest and greatest OS practically since it was announced (actually, it leaked a little before). But the builds so far have been part of the Dev channel, where Microsoft releases its earliest and buggiest builds for its most die-hard users and developers. I couldn’t reasonably recommend anyone install these builds unless they already knew what they were doing.........Read more

Here’s why gravity pulls us down and not up

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of the future Coding for Public Service Rub shoulders with leading experts and industry disruptors at TNW Conference → is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to . Why does gravity pull us down and not up? – Gracie, age 9, Brookline, Massachusetts Gravity is the reason things with mass or energy are attracted to each other. It is why apples fall toward the ground and planets orbit stars. Magnets attract some types of metals, but they can also push other magnets away. So how come you feel only the pull of gravity? Secure your spot today at super early bird prices!........Read more

Google may have achieved a scientific breakthrough: Time crystals

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of the future Coding for Public Service Rub shoulders with leading experts and industry disruptors at TNW Conference → Human-centric AI news and analysis Eureka! A research team featuring dozens of scientists working in partnership with Google‘s quantum computing labs may These scientists may have produced an entirely new phase of matter. I’m going to do my best to explain what that means and why I personally believe this is the most important scientific breakthrough in our lifetimes. Secure your spot today at super early bird prices! In colloquial terms, it’s a big screw you to Sir Isaac Newton.........Read more

DDoS Can Cripple a Blockchain, What Does This Mean to the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem - ReadWrite

Over two decades old, blockchain has become the actual foundation for mining, security, and the creation of cryptocurrency. It is dependable, trusted, and widely used for multiple forms of digital currency around the world. Merely due to its digital nature, blockchain is susceptible to attack and exploitation. One of the most dangerous threats to blockchain is However, even when vulnerabilities exist, networks and users can find ways to prevent harm to blockchain transactions and information. As we discuss here — you will want to protect yourself and your organization proactively. While complicated, blockchain generally boils down to a . This is a way to store information in blocks chained together. These blocks are chronological in order and increase as fresh data comes into the blockchain. The blockchain type of data transaction has no central authority and provides group access through decentralization.........Read more

‘Manipulated Platforms’ — And Why Big Tech Is In Bed With Left-Liberal Media

We need to worry not just about manipulated news, but also manipulated platforms and fact-checkers whose biases may go under the radar. The jokers who run Twitter’s censorship regime must be having a hearty laugh at the foolishness of our media and politicians. Not only have we made discussions about the alleged “Congress toolkit”, unveiled by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sambit Patra, kosher, we have even gone around half-validating Twitter’s decision to tag some BJP handles as “Manipulated media”, making the issue a political hot potato. Twitter now has political defenders in the whole of the Indian opposition and in media abroad. It is time to discuss more basic things, and the first issue we must talk about is “Manipulated platforms”. These manipulated and agenda-driven platforms can cock a snook at elected presidents and governments based not on national law, but their own ideological judgements. ........Read more

Explained: How to navigate rupee fall

On Wednesday, the rupee fell sharply by 105 paise — its biggest single session fall in 20 months — to close at a five-month low of 74.47 against the US dollar amid concerns over and the RBI’s to buy bonds worth Rs 1 lakh crore this quarter. These factors come on top of a strengthening dollar against the euro, which is resulting in a relative weakness of the rupee. After peaking at around 77 against the US dollar on April 21 last year, the rupee started appreciating and reached 72.27 on March 23 this year. The move to 77 had been preceded by a sharp rally in the dollar index before the Covid-19 hit the global economy; since then, the gradual appreciation was underpinned by a fall in the dollar index, and a strong flow of foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment. FPI inflows in FY21 amounted to over $35 billion.........Read more

Explained: The role, significance of film certification tribunal, now abolished

Earlier this week, the government the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which heard appeals by filmmakers seeking certification for their films. The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation And Conditions Of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which came into effect on April 4, amends the Cinematograph Act, 1952 by omitting some sections and replacing the word “Tribunal” with “High Court” in other sections. In effect, filmmakers will now have to approach the High Court with appeals they would have earlier filed with the NCAT.........Read more

IIT Madras launches fellowship in Artificial Intelligence

Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBCDSAI) collaborated with Narayanan Family Foundation today launched fellowship in Artificial Intelligence for Social Good. The objective of this fellowship is to attract early career AI researchers with exceptional promise to RBCDSAI, IIT Madras. Interested candidates can apply for the fellowship through the link Recent PhD graduates or early career researchers in computer science, computational and data sciences, biomedical sciences, management, finance, and other engineering branches can apply for the fellowship.........Read more

Timeline: Italian marines case — from the 2012 fishermen killings to Rs 10 cr compensation in 2021

The Centre Friday informed the Supreme Court that the Italian government has agreed to pay a compensation of Rs 10 crore to the kin of the fishermen killed by marines off the Kerala coast in 2012. While the family members of the two deceased fishermen will be given Rs 4 crore each, the injured owner of the boat will be paid Rs 2 crore in damages, the Centre said. Two fishermen – Jelestine and Ajeesh Pinku – who had gone deep sea fishing from the Neendakara Fishing Harbour, were The incident reportedly took place in international waters. The ship from which the fishermen were fired upon was identified as the Enrica Lexie, officials of which claimed they thought the fishermen were pirates.........Read more

Supply of Vaccines Abroad Would Continue Keeping in Mind Domestic Requirements: MEA

Asserting that India has not imposed any export ban on anti-coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the supply of made-in-India vaccines abroad would continue while also taking care of the country’s domestic requirements. The MEA’s assertion comes amid an ongoing debate over export of vaccines with some states having flagged a “shortage” of doses and the Centre maintaining that sufficient quantity of the jabs have been allocated to all the states and that many of them have been unable to inoculate all eligible beneficiaries. Asked about the status of made-in-India vaccine export and whether domestic calls flagging vaccine shortages could impact the supply abroad, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We have always said the supply of made-in-India vaccines abroad would continue taking into account our domestic requirements.”........Read more

Nokia Android Phone Lineup Gets A Big Push As Six New Affordable Phones Announced

has made its intentions clear about the plans for the Nokia smartphone line-up for the coming months, with six new affordable phones unveiled and ready to go on sale in the new few weeks. The new phones and their new product lines include the Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20 and Nokia C10. These new product lines will be available in different price bands. The Nokia X-series will be for the top of the range phones as Nokia calls them, while the G-series will include Nokia’s mid-range Android phones while the C-series will battle in the hotly contested budget smartphone space. In terms of availability, these phones will arrive in stores in the coming weeks. It is still not clear if and when these phones arrive in India. ........Read more

How AstraZeneca's Rare Blood Clotting Side Effect Led to a Global Covid-19 Vaccine Setback

A medical worker prepares an injection with a dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination centre in Zagreb Fair hall, Croatia. (Reuters) The European Medicines Agency in its recent probe noted that there is a possible link between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder. While the EU body did not place any new restrictions on using the vaccine on people of 18 years of age and over, the widely reported review has raised concerns among the tens of millions who have received at least one dose of the shot. Cheaper and more easily stored than other Covid-19 vaccines, and hailed to be safe and 79% effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19, the vaccine has been suspended in people under 60 years of age in many countries including South Korea and the Philippines.........Read more

Top 5 Cool Features Of The Upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross SUV

What’s there in the Citroen C5 Aircross that makes it a unique offering as compared to its rivals? Here is a list of the top 5 coolest features that Citroen will be offering with the upcoming C5 Aircross SUV, take a look........Read more

Production-Spec Tata Sierra SUV Rendered With Bold Design

Tata Motors had previously said that if the Sierra nameplate is revived, the SUV will be offered with both petrol and diesel powertrains........Read more

The Real-World AI Issue

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now.........Read more

This may be our first look at Google’s new Android 12 OS

A series of leaked images may offer a first look at Google’s Android 12 update. XDA-Developers has published screenshots from what is said to be from an “early draft” of documents Google distributes to Android partners.........Read more

What Pregnant People Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, pregnant people must look at their own medical histories and risk factors to determine if they feel ready to get the shot. The vaccines weren’t studied in people who were pregnant during clinical trials, leaving little safety data to work with. If you are pregnant, you will need to decide whether getting the shot is the right call for you. Though the overall risk of severe COVID-19 is low, pregnant people who contract the coronavirus face a higher chance of being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), receiving mechanical ventilation, or dying. Of the who already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, there have been many pregnant healthcare workers who felt their personal risks of contracting COVID-19 outweighed any potential risks of the shot, which is widely thought to be safe in pregnant people. ........Read more

Even Mild COVID Can Leave 'Long-Haul' Illness

Even people with mild cases of COVID-19 may commonly feel run down and unwell months later, a new study suggests. The study, of patients at one Irish medical center, found that 62% said they had not returned to "full health" when they had a follow-up appointment a few months after their COVID-19 diagnosis. Nearly half complained of ongoing . People who'd managed at home were as likely to feel unwell as those who'd been hospitalized. A year into the global , the problem of "long-haul" COVID-19 is getting increasing attention. Some recent studies estimate that 10% of COVID-19 patients become long haulers, complaining of stubborn problems like fatigue, , shortness of breath and "brain fog" (problems with memory, focus and other mental skills). Dr. Luis Ostrosky, a professor of infectious diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, is among the doctors seeing long haulers. "The number-one complaint we see is ," he said, "and number-two is brain fog." Ostrosky, who is also a fellow with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, was not involved in the new study. He said most patients who come to his center's "post-COVID" clinic were sick enough to be hospitalized for the infection. "People who have a more severe, prolonged illness are more likely to have prolonged effects," Ostrosky said. "But you do sometimes see it in patients with milder COVID-19, too."........Read more

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- While children are less susceptible to illness with , they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. The findings show the need to conduct COVID-19 safety and efficacy studies in children, according to co-senior study author Yang Yang, an associate professor of biostatistics and member of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida. "We also need to take into account the potential high infectivity of children when we plan school reopenings and what prevention measures we need to take during active school sessions," Yang said in a university news release. The researchers analyzed data from more than 27,000 households in Wuhan, China, that had confirmed cases of COVID-19 between Dec. 2, 2019 and April 18, 2020, a peak period of COVID-19 disease transmission in the city that was the first epicenter of the .........Read more

You Can Spread COVID-19 After Getting a Vaccine

Experts say COVID-19 vaccines help prevent serious illness from the disease, but they don't prevent you from contracting the novel coronavirus.........Read more

A collection of The Balls of the Century articles from all Cricket Monthly magazine issues.

No Trent Boult, no Glenn McGrath, no Chaminda Vaas. Does that mean our list sucks? Hopefully not The perfect delivery, from a bowler who often tried too hard to bowl such balls The perfect incoming delivery doesn't exist. Or does it? When the bowler is nearly as surprised as the batsman Turn so sharp it could cut through your psyche........Read more

Home Delivery Of Cash For SBI, PNB, BoB Customers! How It Works? Terms & Conditions?

Home Delivery Services Of Cash Introduced For SBI, PNB, BoB Customers. How To Register for Doorstep Banking Services? All You Need To Know........Read more

10 places in India to see snowfall in December and January

Winter is here and it is the best time of the year, indeed, even if it's 2020. With the coronavirus, numerous cyclones, blasts and explosions apart from other natural calamities, 2020, in all probability, is the worst year for human civilisation (at least for this generation). But you can just about afford to celebrate because this year is almost done with. So, how do you wish to celebrate the end of 2020? We can help you with an idea. You can just set off on a short trip to the hills and enjoy a cup of chai while enjoying the scenic view of the mountains. In fact, you can also make a snowman and play with white flakes amid the snow-capped mountains.........Read more

Over 100 locals complain of headaches, nausea as mysterious illness sweeps Andhra's Eluru

Over 100 residents, including women and children of Eluru in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district, had to be rushed to a hospital late last night after reportedly falling ill. Those undergoing treatment include residents of Eluru's North Street, South Street, Arundhatipet and Ashok Nagar areas. The locals were rushed to the Eluru Government General Hospital in West Godavari district after they complained of headaches, vomiting, giddiness and epilepsy-like symptoms. Doctors say that the patients are now stable. One of them, a young girl has been referred to a hospital in Vijayawada for better treatment. Initial reports indicate that this could be a case of . However, the same is yet to be confirmed by local authorities. Sri addressing the media after meeting families of victims affected by water contamination and expressing his solidarity - Live from Government Hospital, Eluru. ........Read more

38 Super Useful And Fun Websites You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life

There's a website for everything. Ever wonder how many people are exploring the cosmos above at any given moment? WONDER NO LONGER. Check it out . Put in the name of a country and The True Size will show you exactly how big that country is in comparison to others. It's fascinating. And, yeah, Alaska is big as hell. Ever wondered what you should make for dinner and also wanted to be yelled at while finding out? Wonder no longer . See every plane that's in the sky at any given anytime. It's astonishing. TECHNOLOGY! Check it out . Every had way too much caffeine and felt like you were one with the universe/on the verge of certain death? This website is for you. Calculate how much of any given caffeinated bevvy it'll take to kill you. Check it out . Think you can put down your phone and relax for two whole minutes? Give it a try . This website is only good one day of the year. It's perfect. Check it out .........Read more

29 Best Indian Chicken Recipes | Easy Chicken Recipes

| Here are 29 of the best Indian chicken recipes you can try at home. Chicken Recipes- Among the many reasons that make Indian food a popular cuisine across the globe, one is the use of aromatic spices that make the meal an absolute treat. Yes, it could also be hot and spicy for some, but if you can get past that then you will find it hard to resist the various kinds of curries and stir-fries that grace the Indian table. Indian cooking offers a beautiful melange of herbs and spices, and if your favourite meat is chicken, then there are many lip-smacking options for you to go all out and indulge from a host of chicken dishes like the classic butter chicken to regional ones like chicken chettinad or chicken 65. And if you are wondering how to go about preparing mouth-watering Indian chicken dishes at home, we've got you covered with some of the best chicken recipes here.........Read more

Are Unmarried Men at Higher Death Risk from COVID-19?

Being a man, having a lower income, a lower level of education, not being married, and being born in low-or middle-income countries — these are factors that relate to an elevated risk of dying from Covid-19, warn researchers. “We can show that there are independent effects of various separate risk factors that have been brought up in debates and news about Covid-19,” said study author Sven Drefahl from Stockholm University in Sweden.“All of these factors are accordingly individually associated with a strongly elevated risk of dying from Covid-19,” Drefahl added. The study is based on data from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on all registered deaths from Covid-19 in Sweden for adults aged 20 and older. In a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, Drefahl explained that those born abroad generally have lower mortality than people born in Sweden.........Read more

Coronavirus crisis could see number of extreme poor rise to 1.1 billion worldwide

Speak Now The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could plunge an extra 395 million people into extreme poverty and swell the total number of those living on less than $1.90 a day worldwide to more than 1 billion, researchers said in a report on Friday. The report - published by UNU-WIDER, part of the United Nations University - played through a number of scenarios, taking into account the World Bank’s various poverty lines - from extreme poverty, defined as living on $1.90 a day or less, to higher poverty lines of living on less than $5.50 a day.........Read more

As World Grapples with Covid-19, How a Vaccine Made of Mosquito Spit Could Help Stop the Next Epidemic

Five years ago, in an office complex with a giant sculpture of a mosquito just northwest of Phnom Penh, Jessica Manning struck on a novel idea. Rather than spend more years in what felt like a futile search for a malaria vaccine, she would take on all mosquito-borne pathogens at once. Her idea revolved around mosquito spit. Building on the work of colleagues and other scientists, Manning, a clinical researcher for the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believed she could use pieces of mosquito saliva protein to build a universal vaccine. ........Read more

Earth’s Core Has Massive Structures That Were Undiscovered; We Really Don't Know it all

Doyeon Kim/University of Maryland It turns out that we don’t know everything about the core of the Earth, contrary to the assumption that we know it all. Scientists have discovered that there are giant structures around 2900 kilometers beneath the surface of the Earth. These previously undiscovered structures sit at the boundary of the Earth’s molten core and solid mantle. It is estimated that these structures are about 1000 kilometers in diameter and about 25 kilometers in depth. ........Read more

What is juice jacking? Public charging kiosks can hack, infect smartphones with malware

Do you not carry your power bank while traveling? Do you often charge your phone, tablet or computer device in public kiosks? Then your devices are at great risk, as they may be infected with malware, hacked, or your data may be stolen. There are several ways of stealing data or infecting your phone, tablet, or computer device with malware. Juice jacking is a kind of cyber attack and hackers can steal your data through a charging port especially over USB. The hacker may either install malware or copy sensitive data from your electronic device.........Read more

The tragedy of Indian H-1B visa holders with US-born kids

The Vande Bharat mission, launched last month, is the Indian government's largest-ever exercise to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown. Over 1.07 lakh people have so far returned to the country under the programme. Anguraj Kailasam, who is now out of status in the US as her work visa has expired, requested the Indian government to allow minors of Indians with visas to travel in the Vande Bharat mission as well. The US laws expect her to leave the country as soon as possible, but the current Indian law would not allow her with her US-born daughter.........Read more

‘She Could No Longer Respond to Challenges’: How Operation Blue Star’s Devastation ‘Exhausted’ Indira Gandhi

Operation Blue Star was one of the most tragic and avoidable episode of post-Independence history of India. The Indira Gandhi government could not have chosen the worse time, June 5, 1984, asking the Indian army to storm the holiest Sikh Shrine, Golden Temple, on a day that marked martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev. ........Read more

Fraud alert: CBI warns of Covid apps that can steal your money

Speak Now If you have installed any application on your smartphone for updates on the coronavirus pandemic, then you may lose your money, the Central Bureau of Investigation has warned. In an alert to all states, Union territories and central agencies, the CBI has informed of a malicious app that uses an update related to the coronavirus pandemic and steals financial data such as credit card or debit card number of the person who has installed it and can later withdraw the money from the account.........Read more

Misuse of BCCI Funds by CWI? Michael Holding Exposes 'Leaked Audit Report'

Reading content from a ‘confidential' audit report of Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) which he got access to, Holding raised several red flags in an interview on YouTube. "Former president to prime ministers have been calling for forensic audit over the governance in cricket in the Caribbean. The current regime did not do a forensic audit, but they did an audit. They had the report in January, but they never released it. The 60-page audit report does not look good. It is a damning and and harsh report. I want to delve into it. I picked three reports," he said. ........Read more

Silver Lining: This Karnataka Jeweller’s Unique Masks are an Instant Hit at Lockdown Weddings

Every dark cloud has a silver lining and a jeweller based in Kollapur is determined to deliver that silver lining to couples forced to scale down their dream wedding because of the Covid-19 lockdown. Sandeep Sagaonkar, who runs a jewellery enterprise in Belgaum district on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border, has added silver masks to his wedding collection and business has been booming ever since he hit upon the unique sales pitch. ........Read more

Families of Jawans Allege Expired Vaccines Administered to Their Children in Delhi CRPF Camp

At least four children of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were administered expired vaccines in a camp organised at Delhi's CRPF residential premises of Saket Sector 4. These jawans are part of the Special Duty Group, which falls under the Prime Minister's security blanket. As per complaints made by the family of the jawans, 50 children were administered doses of polio, measles, rotavirus and hepatitis by a private doctor on May 16. Of these at least four children, aged between a month-and-a-half and six months, were given vaccines with an expiry date of April 2020. ........Read more

Amit Shah Dismisses Rumours Surrounding His Health, Says He is Not Suffering from Any Disease

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday dismissed recent allegations of his ill-health. The veteran BJP leader took to Twitter to clarify those were just rumours and that as the country's home minister he has been working as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. ........Read more

After UPSC exam, IAS, IPS, IFS and other recruits could have to take one more online test

According to DoPT, all civil service recruits will be given pre-training material online, and they will be tested on it right before their Foundation Course. This will allow us to reorient the Foundation Course to have more focus on case studies, field and skill-based training.........Read more

What patients of diabetes, asthma need to do to stay safe from COVID-19

Early clinical profile of COVID-19 suggests severe manifestation in people suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and lung diseases like asthma. These conditions are common among Indians — for example, India ranks second in diabetes incidence, with an estimated 7.7 crore diabetics.........Read more

What is plogging? All you want to know

The Greater Chennai Corporation has started employing it in its clean-up drives; and the number of ploggers within running groups are on the rise. Some of them are taking it to their backyards........Read more

What Japan can teach us about cleanliness

One of the first things visitors to Japan notice is how clean everywhere is – yet there are hardly any litter bins and street sweepers. What's the secret behind this contradiction?........Read more

From Skylab to Area 51: The CIA and a Secret Photograph

Area 51 is known for many things: (A) the secret testing of highly-classified aircraft at the height of the Cold War; (B) the claims of Bob Lazar of alien spacecraft supposedly held at an off-shoot of the top secret facility called S-4.........Read more

Yediurappa Begins Spell as Karnataka CM, With New Spelling

After days of drama courtesy JDS-Congress MLAs which resulted in a trust vote on the floor of Karnataka Assembly and saw the alliance defeated, BJP state chief Yediurappa finally staked claim to form the government on Friday morning and was sworn in by evening. ........Read more

‘The torture continued’: Mumbai doctor’s chilling suicide note released

The three-page note, part of a 1,200-page charge sheet submitted by Mumbai Police, is a damning indictment of the three accused — Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal — who have been named in the letter as responsible for the suicide, and may be considered Tadvi’s dying declaration.........Read more

GST Council extends date for filing annual returns under GST by 2 months: Revenue Secretary

The GST Council has extended the date for filing annual returns under GST by two months to August 30, 2019, said the Revenue Secretary on Friday. Revenue Secretary AB Pandey added that the one-form new GST return filing system will be applicable from January 1, 2020.........Read more

Mumbai Indians edge Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to win fourth IPL title

Through twists and turns befitting the plot of a bestseller, the Indian Premier League final was decided off the last ball with spectators holding onto the edge of their seats and players chewing off their fingernails. ........Read more

Oscars 2019: India-set Period. End of Sentence makes history, wins Best Documentary Short Subject

Produced by Guneet Monga and set in India, Period. End of Sentence has won the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards.........Read more

Kashmiri Youth, Arrested by UP ATS, Confess to Their Links With Jaish

The two accused reportedly confessed to their links with JeM during their four-hour long interrogation by Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police O P Singh.........Read more

PM Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea, says it belongs to people of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to South Korea, was awarded the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his “contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth”........Read more

Jaish Leadership in Valley Wiped Out 100 Hours After Pulwama Attack, Will Kill Those Picking Up Guns: Army

The announcement was made by Corps Commander of Chinar Corps KJS Dhillon in a joint press with the J&K Police and CRPF.........Read more

No sporting ties with Pakistan until terrorism stops, says Rajeev Shukla 

India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 but have faced each other in mutli-nation tournaments such as Champions Trophy and Asia Cup. They are scheduled to play in Manchester on June 16.........Read more

Kamal Haasan Clarifies Amid Row Over "Plebiscite" Comments On Kashmir

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has clarified after a controversy over comments apparently questioning why the government did not carry out a plebiscite in Kashmir. He said today that plebiscite is "no longer relevant" and Kashmir is an integral part of India.........Read more

Pulwama attack: Total ban on Pakistani actors and artistes in India, announces AICWA

All Indian Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani artistes and actors from working in India. The ban comes after the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 that left 40 CRPF jawans dead.........Read more

‘A lifelong dream’: Oscar-winning Resul Pookutty records Kerala’s grand temple festival sounds

History was created at the Thrissur Pooram temple festival in Kerala on Friday as Oscar-winning sound editor Resul Pookutty recorded the sounds of the celebrations at the Vaddakumnathan temple to take them to the world and save them for posterity.........Read more

2017 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launched in India

India Kawasaki Motors launched 2017 Ninja ZX-10R on Friday, 23 September. Deliveries of the motorcycle have been scheduled from the third week of October 2016. The ZX10R has been a world championship-winning motorcycle at the World Superbike Championships in 2013 and 2015. It currently leads the 2016 championship standings.........Read more

Acharya Balkrishna worth $2.5 billion; youngest billionaire on Forbes India rich list top 50

With his 97% holding in Patanjali Ayurveda, Balkrishna ranks 48th in the Forbes list of richest Indians.........Read more

Cameron Exits Parliament Just as Committee Blames Him for Libya's Collapse

After a summer recess, the House of Commons has returned with one fewer member: David Cameron announced that he was stepping down as MP for Whitney in Oxfordshire. Apparently, he wants to get on with writing his memoirs and undertake new challenges. ........Read more

CBI registers case in Rajdeo Ranjan murder case

CBI has taken over investigations in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan as it registered a case today against unknown assailants.........Read more

U.S. Military Now Says ISIS Leader Was Held in Notorious Abu Ghraib Prison

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's presence at the infamous prison may shed new light on the role U.S. detention facilities played in the rise of the Islamic State.........Read more

World’s largest hotel with 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants to open in Mecca by 2017

According to reports, the Abraj Kudai hotel - the world's largest by room count - in Saudi Arabia will open in 2017.........Read more

Delhi HC reserves order on plea to cancel Kanhaiya’s bail

After it was pulled up by Justice P S Teji who made hard hitting remarks like "Why are you playing with the court" and "police has made a mockerey of the system," Delhi Police said it was not in favour of cancellation of the student leader's bail.........Read more

India ranks 110th on Sustainable Development index

India has ranked a low 110 out of 149 nations?assessed on where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new index which is topped by Sweden and shows all countries face major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.........Read more

Infosys techie murder: Accused arrested from Tirunelveli

Infosys techie murder: Accused arrested from Tirunelveli - Accused Ram Kumar is an engineer.........Read more

PM oks $1bn deal with US for 4 Poseidons

The India-US strategic clinch continues to get tighter. Soon after the two finalised the bilateral military logistics pact, the US has bagged yet another mega arms deal to reassert its status as India’s largest weapons supplier in recent years.........Read more

Winsome Group’s Rs. 7,000-cr. default a ‘criminal conspiracy’

Fresh details in trade circles further confirm suspicions that a criminal conspiracy to take money out of the country may have led to India’s second largest bank loan default case involving the Winso........Read more

Saina Nehwal Clinches Australian Open Title Ahead of Rio Olympics

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina defeated China's Sun Yu 11-21, 21-14, 21-19 to win the Australian Open title.........Read more

Oil demand is robust and OPEC is happy with oil market, kingpin Saudi says

Non-OPEC output is falling sharply, prices last week briefly rose above $50 for first time in 6 months........Read more

Mohammad Azharuddin Feels It's for MS Dhoni to Take a Call on Retirement

Azharuddin said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved so much in his career as a cricketer and he should be allowed to take a call on his future.........Read more

Women actors don’t get even 5 per cent of what men do: Aindrita

Aindrita Ray, who has acted in over 25 films in Kannada, took on what she called the ‘male-dominated industry’ by raising the contentious question of disparity in remuneration between male and female........Read more

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion

The deal, announced on Thursday morning, will bring a sizable library of youth-oriented content under control of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast.........Read more

Indian E-Commerce: Misled By Bad Data

My analysis of Flipkart's existential dilemma in the article "Saving Private Flipkart" got an overwhelming response, including this rebuttal. There were some questions about the data I used for the analysis. I thought I should expand on some of them, starting with why we shouldn't take Morgan Stanley numbers at face value.........Read more