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Public charging stations may put your data at risk: Experts

Charging your devices with any random USB wires is indeed equal to risk as after the charging is done, the device may function normally for a while but later, the malware starts performing its function which is indeed troublesome to get rid of. Through juice jacking, the phone gets vulnerable to allow incoming of all sorts of malware like adware, bots, spyware, etc. ........Read more

Supreme Court perplexed by Rahul Gandhi's date shift

Apprehensions of a possible manipulation behind listing of the high-profile contempt petition against Congress President Rahul Gandhi did rounds in the Supreme Court on Monday after Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi expressed utter surprise and shock on not finding the Rahul contempt plea listed along with the review petitions on the Rafale deal. ........Read more

Election Commission orders re-polling at five polling stations in Andhra Pradesh

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed officials to conduct re-elections at five polling stations in Andhra Pradesh on May 6. Voting will be held in polling booths located in Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts.........Read more

If Imran Khan is a statesman, he should hand over Masood Azhar to India, says Sushma

Sushma Swaraj said if Imran Khan is so generous and a statesman, he should give us Masood Azhar, The external affairs minister said India can have a good relationship with Pakistan, provided the neighbouring country takes action against terror groups on its soil.........Read more

Chennai Environmental Activist Bags Franco-German Human Rights Award For Fighting Against Corporate Crimes

Chennai-based writer and social activist Nityanand Jayaraman who took up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant issue has been conferred with the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. ........Read more

US approves $930 million deal to sell Apache attack choppers to India

The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million.........Read more

How Drug Addiction Hijacks the Brain

A new review concluded that drug addiction affects six main brain networks: the reward, habit, salience, executive, memory and self-directed networks.........Read more

Gujarat Dalits’ struggle for rights turning into fight for prestige

People from the Dalit community have started social media campaigning by using “Sinh” in names.........Read more

Dehradun to host main event on Yoga Day, PM Modi to attend

Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun will host the main event on the International Yoga Day on June 21, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending it.........Read more

Stir against Centre's labour policy: 24-hour shutdown hits life in Kerala

A general strike called by 16 trade unions in Kerala against a Union Government order which permits fixed-term employment across sectors hit life in Kerala on Monday, with public transport being the most affected in the 24-hour shutdown.........Read more

300 million hepatitis B sufferers but only one in 20 treated: study

Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported. The virus is highly contagious via infected blood or other body fluids, and is mainly transmitted from mothers to their infants, or between children. An estimated 600,000 people die every year from hepatitis-B related liver diseases, making HBV a bigger killer than malaria. ........Read more

Glaxo to buy Novartis consumer venture stake for $13 billion

GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the UK pharmaceutical giant, agreed to buy Novartis AG’s stake in its consumer healthcare joint venture in a $13 billion deal a week after withdrawing from the bidding for Pfizer Inc.’s consumer unit.........Read more

Indrani Mukerjea’s credibility and confession at heart of Karti Chidambaram case

Indrani Mukerjea alleged she, along with her husband Peter, had met Karti Chidambaram in a hotel where he demanded $1 million in foreign currency to clear approvals for foreign funding sought by INX media.........Read more

Why you doubted an army man's nationality, Assam top cop asks local police

Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay has asked a senior official to explain why Mohd Azmal Hoque has been asked to prove his nationality, who retired as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) after serving the Army for 30 years. The Army's Eastern Command has also pledged support to its retired officer.........Read more

Ford EcoSport Facelift India Launch Details Revealed

Ford is all set to launch the updated EcoSport in the Indian market in Octobr 2017. The new EcoSport will feature changes to the exterior and interior design and will be equipped with new Dragon series petrol engines.........Read more

Haryana govt transfers stalking case victim Varnika Kundu's father a month after Vikas Barala's arrest

Less than a month after a son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala was arrested in a stalking case, the victim's father has been transferred to a low-key department. The Haryana government on Tuesday shifted Varinder Singh Kundu - Additional Chief Secretary (Tourism) as ACS (science and technology). He has been replaced by Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary (Labour).........Read more

SIA is State Bank of India's intelligent chatbot to assist customers with banking related queries

State Bank of India (SBI) is currently beta-testing its intelligent assistant called SIA — SBI Intelligent Assistant. SIA is a chatbot which is aimed at handling customer queries and help guide them through the various retail products and services offered by SBI. SIA works on artificial intelligence and is an effort by SBI to identify work processes that can be transferred to robots so that human resources can be more creatively used.........Read more

New artificial intelligence system can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans

MIT scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans, an advance that may help computers automatically spot and remove online hate speech and abusive comments. Detecting the sentiment of social media posts can also track attitudes towards brands and products, and identify signals that might indicate trends in the financial markets.........Read more

Advertisers look to in-app games with $1 billion opportunity by 2020

India joined the world leaders in the gaming industry as it was ranked No.5 globally by game downloads in Q2 2016, according to an App Annie-Nasscom report. It is now just behind countries such as the US, China, Brazil and Russia. It further said that total game revenue in India is forecasted to reach as high as $1.1 billion by 2020.........Read more

Reserve Bank of India to Issue New Batch of Rs 20 Notes Soon

The Reserve Bank of India is all set to release a new batch of currency notes of denomination of Rs 20 under the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005. The new notes of Rs 20 will be released with the inset letter ‘S’ in both the number panels.........Read more

Supreme Court allows Centre to replace MCI oversight committee

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Centre to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Coucil of India (MCI) with a fresh panel of five eminent doctors. “The doctors proposed are all outstanding people. We are satisfied with the names,” the bench, also comprising Justices J Chelameswar, R K Agrawal, D Y Chandrachud and S Abdul Nazeer, said.........Read more

From Viagra to Valium, the drugs that were discovered by accident

So many things have been discovered by chance. The German writer, scientist and all-round polymath Johann Wolfgang Goethe, a discoverer himself, wrote: “Discovery needs luck, invention, intellect – none can do without the other.”........Read more

Meghalaya: Monolith Festival 2016 wins awards in two categories at WOW Awards Asia 2017

The success of the second edition of the Monolith Festival 2016 has resounded yet again as the festival wins two awards in two of the heaviest categories at the recently concluded Wow Awards Asia 2017 at Aerocity, New Delhi on the 7th and 8th this month.........Read more

World's largest community kitchen faces GST heat

Organisers of the world's largest community kitchen at the Golden Temple in Amritsar have sought exemption from GST on materials used for preparing free food. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has cautioned the Union government saying it would be impossible to carry out such a mammoth exercise in the present form.........Read more

A university project caught India's fourth Zika case not the government's surveillance programme

India’s fourth reported case of infection by the Zika virus, detected in early July in Tamil Nadu, was picked up first by a public health project conducted by Manipal University and then passed on to the national surveillance programme for communicable diseases. If not for Manipal University’s project on fever diagnosis, the case might have gone unreported.........Read more

Microsoft's VR Ambitions Are More Focused On PC Than Xbox Right Now

"Our focus right now is admittedly on the PC space," Microsoft general manager Dave McCarthy said. "So we look at Windows 10, we see an open ecosystem for developers. We see a huge installed base of half a billion monthly active devices on Windows 10. And we say that feels like the right area of focus right now........Read more

Bangladeshis galore: India sees fastest growth in foreign tourists in 10 yrs

Growth in arrival of foreign tourists to India is seeing its highest pace in more than a decade thanks to a sharp rise in visitors from Bangladesh. Arrivals from the neighbouring nation have surged 58 per cent in the first five months of this calendar year, helping the number of overall foreign visitors to clock a growth of over 16 per cent.........Read more

Amazon invests Rs1,680 crore more in its India unit

Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, has invested another Rs1,680 crore in its Indian unit as part of its commitment to invest $5 billion to expand its local business, which is locked in a battle with arch-rival Flipkart to dominate what is seen as the world’s last major unconquered Internet market.........Read more

Instagram introduces tools to block offensive comments and filter spam

To safeguard its platform from online bullying, Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced two new tools, a filter to block certain offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages.........Read more

RuPay launches contactless NFC prepaid cards

The National Payments Corporation of India's (NPCI) card network RuPay has launched a contactless prepaid NFC card. Recently, it launched a contactless card for the Ahmedabad Smart City project in association with ICICI Bank and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. It also launched similar prepaid conta........Read more

Make in India: Lockheed signs pact with Tata to make F-16 planes in the country

Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military.........Read more

With water levels falling drastically, Chennai to stop taking water from four city reservoirs

The failure of north east monsoon has begun to adversely affect Chennai. Metrowater will stop taking water from four reservoirs in Chennai, including Chembarambakkam and Poondi within a week.........Read more

Centre plans to link property with Aadhaar, unlinked land may be probed under Benami Act

Linking of properties with Aadhaar will make it easier for the authorities to identify the owner of the property. Even basic investigation will help the authorities find out whether owner is a benami or real owner of the property.........Read more

Scientists Develop Ultrasound 'Drill' to Target Deep Vein Blood Clots

Scientists have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency ultrasound to break down blood clots, an advance that will significantly reduce treatment time. "Our new ultrasound tool is forward-facing, like a drill, but still breaks down clots into very fine particles."........Read more

Bone loss is another hidden pathology caused by malaria infection

Malaria caused by Plasmodium parasites is a life-threatening infectious disease that kills at least half a million people annually while causing over 200 million new infections. In some cases, complications can quickly develop such as cerebral malaria, respiratory distress and severe anemia, often leading to death. The majority of patients recover from disease, however, there is increasing evidence to suggest that survivors experience long-term 'hidden' pathologies due to infection that are as yet poorly defined.........Read more

The Communists Kick-Started Bengal’s Decline Exactly Half A Century Ago

There is nothing ‘golden’ about this jubilee. May 1967 will stand out as perhaps the darkest spot in Bengal’s recent history, which is riddled with many dark spots anyway.........Read more

Your IT job is at risk if you currently do these things for a living

The spectre of layoffs looms large over the Indian information technology (IT) sector. Human resource firms estimate that up to two lakh industry jobs will be lost annually over the next three years. Talk of Indian techies abroad being laid off, increasing local hiring, and re-skilling is rife, too. But precisely which jobs face redundancy—and why?........Read more

Telegram Messenger updated w/ video support, bot payments, & new Instant View platform

Headlining the update is support for video messaging. Starting with version 4.0, Telegram users can now send video messages to one another two different ways: the mic icon to switch to camera mode, then tap and hold to record a video message or by swiping up while in hands-free mode.........Read more

NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space

You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields. When they penetrate into the magnetosphere close enough to Earth, the high-energy electrons can damage satellites in orbit and trigger auroras. Scientists with NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission study the electrons' dynamics to better understand their behavior. A new study, published in Journal of Geophysical Research revealed a bizarre new type of motion exhibited by these electrons.........Read more

HP Enterprise introduces The Machine, a single-memory computer capable of addressing 160 terabytes

The prototype named simple "the Machine" uses a new approach to computer architecture which the company says can be adapted for a range of Big Data applications, handling tasks at thousands of times the speed of existing devices. The new system is called "memory driven computing" and uses light waves to transmit data instead of electrical impulses traveling over silicon, bypassing what engineers say is an obstacle to boosting computing speeds.........Read more

Pushing back against China's One Belt One Road, India, Japan build strategic 'Great Wall'

India and Japan are together embarking upon multiple infrastructure projects across Africa, Iran, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia in what could be viewed as pushback against China’s massive, unilateral infrastructure initiatives under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project connecting it with Europe and Africa. ........Read more

CIA, Seoul Paid Hit-Man $300K to Kill North Korea's Leader, Ambassador Claims

The US and South Korean intelligence agencies handed over about 300,000 dollars to 'Kim', a North Korean citizen, to stage an alleged plot to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, the country's ambassador to Russia said.........Read more

Apple’s stunning ‘spaceship’ campus looks ready for workers to move in

Officially called Apple Park but still better known for its “spaceship” nickname given for its futuristic design, a new drone video posted in recent days by Matthew Roberts shows the sprawling, 176-acre Cupertino campus in the final stages of construction.........Read more

ISRO Demonstrates Solar Hybrid Electric Car

To drive the car, energy was supplied to the vehicle by energy density Lithium ion batteries connected across high power density super-capacitors. The battery delivered the sustained energy requirement while the super-capacitor supported the peak power demand during high torque conditions.........Read more

Railway catering scam: 100gm curd for ₹972, refined oil for ₹1,241 a litre

After railway authorities failed to share information on purchase of food items sought in his RTI application, activist Ajay Bose filed a first appeal. The response to this revealed that each kg of Amul curd was purchased at an eye-watering ₹9,720. Mr. Bose had filed his query after learning that the catering department was running at a huge loss.........Read more

Idea introduces OTP based “Private” recharges

After Vodafone, Idea is now offering private recharges for its subscribers. The feature allows users to make recharges at offline outlets without disclosing their registered mobile number. Idea mentioned that the service was first launched in Kerala in August last year and is now available across 14 circles in the country. The telco is planning to complete a pan-India roll-out within this month. ........Read more

Will not beg, will fight it out, says Telangana CM

I am not hoping that things will happen overnight as the legislation enhancing quota for Muslims and STs will have procedural aspects involved in it. It has to go to the Home department and from there to the Law department. Scrutiny of the legislation by the Union Government is inevitable and they might raise queries on the issue.........Read more

The SBI merger inspired a cartoonist to create an ode to banking life the State Bank of Comics

Sumit Kumar began making comics at age 19. Ten years on, he says he hasn’t once looked back with regret. Even though his father questioned his choice for “rabbad (eraser) pencil” over engineering, Kumar devoted his life to creating graphic novels – from the tongue-in-cheek The Itch You Can’t Scratch to documenting communist history in Amar Bari Tomar Bari Naxalbari. In 2014, he started his comic website Bakarmax.........Read more

Alibaba backed Paytm launches Paytm Mall

The Paytm Mall, an Android app for smartphones is modelled on TMall, China’s dominant e-commerce platform, and comes at a time when India’s online shopping market has virtually become a two-horse race — Amazon and Flipkart.........Read more

I-T dept issues 1.62 cr refunds worth Rs 1.42 lakh cr

The income tax department has issued refunds to the tune of Rs 1.42 lakh crore so far this fiscal till February 10, 41.5 per cent higher than last year's. The Centralised Processing Centre (CPC) of the tax department has already processed over 4.19 crore income tax returns (ITRs) and issued over 1.62 crore refunds during the current financial year up to February 10, 2017.........Read more

Paytm E-commerce in talks to raise up to $200 million from Alibaba, others

Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd is close to raising $180-200 million (around Rs1,210-1,350 crore) in an investment round led by Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, valuing the online retailer at about $1 billion. The funding round will take the stake of Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial in Paytm E-Commerce, an entity newly created by One97 Communications Ltd to house the online retail business, to more than 50% from 42%.........Read more

Will the world end in 2017? Here are hints that apocalypse could be near

Author David Meade has claimed in his book, "Planet X – The 2017 Arrival", that the Earth will be destroyed in October this year due to a collision with a mysterious planet known as Nibiru or Planet X. He said there are high chances of the planet colliding with the earth at its South Pole. However, he didn't provide evidence that led him to the collision theory.........Read more

Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees / UN Refugee Agency (UNHR)........Read more

How Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Played A Key Role In Ending One Of Latin America’s MostBrutal Conflicts

sing a pen made from a bullet, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader of the militant group FARC, Timochenko, on Monday signed an agreement, bringing an end to a five-decade-old war that took several lives. Following four years of discussions in Havana, Santos and Timochenko, whose real name is Rodrigo Londoño, shook hands on Colombian soil for the first time.    ........Read more

Pakistan-Born Actor Sacked for Racism Against India

Pakistan-born "Coronation Street" actor Marc Anwar has been fired from the soap for a racist rant against Indians on social media. His comments come days after an attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir killed 18 soldiers. India claimed Pakistan was behind the attack, but Pakistan has denied it........Read more

Bollywood divided on sending Pakistani actors home

Adding to the commotion after the Uri attacks in Kashmir, Raj Thackeray-led political party MNS has issued an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes including Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Zafar among others, to leave India within 48 hours. Not just this, MNS has also threatened to stall the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees in Maharashtra featuring Fawad and Mahira respectively.........Read more

Indus Waters Treaty: Pakistan is waging ‘water war’, India must cautiously retaliate

If Pakistan is able to raise one ridiculous objection after another to India’s projects, blame the very one-sided nature of the Indus Waters Treaty, which Jawaharlal Nehru signed in 1960 with Pakistan President Ayub Khan to buy peace at a time when tension between India and China was going out of hand. Nehru virtually gifted to Pakistan 80 percent of the water, amounting to some 5,900 tmcft every year. You can imagine how huge a quantity this is, if you see that the Supreme Court’s order to Karnataka to release 3.8 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu has created ruckus.........Read more

Thodari review: This railroad romance speeds into a circus

Rail romance is a great concept which has been shown in movies successfully many a times. Thodari too attempts to do so but ends up much like a circus.........Read more

Lenovo Z2 Plus with Snapdragon 820 launched in India; priced Rs 17999 onwards – Tech2

enovo has launched the Snapdragon 820 powered Z2 Plus in India. The phone is a re-branded version of the Zuk Z2, which was recently launched in China. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. Storage isn’t expandable.........Read more

Bal Narendra, Modi pillows and a NaMo phone: Perfect gifts for the prime minister's birthday

Bal Narendra, Modi pillows and a NaMo phone: Perfect gifts for the prime minister's birthday Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 66 on Saturday, with the Bharatiya Janata Party celebrating the day as Sewa Diwas. Party workers have been asked to go out and do some service without drawing too much attention to themselves. Despite this no-publicity demand........Read more

Raipur waits for Bangla plane to take off — a year after emergency landing

IN August 2015, a Bangladesh-based United Airways aircraft flying from Dhaka to Muscat made an emergency landing at Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda airport after one of its engines failed with 173 passengers on board. ........Read more

Is your next delivery boy also an autowallah? It's because of Jugnoo.

ugnoo is India's most popular auto rickshaw aggregator startup covering 40 cities and around 40,000 rides a day, according to the company. Business Insider caught up with Isha Singla, Co-founder, Jugnoo to understand the company's vision on utilizing their auto rickshaw drivers for delivery of fruits and vegetables, fresh meals and even products!........Read more

Godrej Interio to launch e-comm platform by April 2017

The company has entered into a tie-up with Mebelkart, Pepperfry, and Flipkart to serve online customers in the country, has done a three-year-long survey and prepared a road map for the purpose, Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing Godrej Interio Bedraj Tripathy said on Tuesday.........Read more

New Toyota Fortuner to be launched in India in November

Toyota Kirloskar Motor is reportedly planning to launch the new version of Fortuner SUV in November. The launch of the SUV was previously scheduled at the beginning of this festive season. However, unfavorable market conditions due to the Supreme Court banning sales of 2000cc and above diesel run cars in Delhi-NCR had prompted Toyota to postpone the launch.........Read more

Is France the new target of terror? PM warns of attacks, says 15,000 people on radar

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats.........Read more

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan booked for sexual harassment

Another sleaze scandal has rocked Delhi's ruling AAP, with a case of sexual harassment registered against its MLA Amanatullah Khan on a complaint by his sister-in-law, forcing him to quit as city's Waqf Board chairman.........Read more

How Cult is targeting the $1 billion fitness market without machines and treadmills

We have all been there! Gyms that promise you great bodies after you pay them in advance. The gym chain hopes that you may lose interest and not come back.........Read more

Indian Ocean-wide tsunami drill in India began, Testing warning and detection systems  

An Indian Ocean-wide tsunami drill involving India and 23 other countries began on Wednesday to test warning and detection systems. A tsunami warning was simulated with an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 south of Sumatra, Indonesia in the eastern Indian Ocean at 8.30 am.The exercise involves evacuation of around 35,000 people from the coastal regions of India.........Read more

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has 30 duties in his new movie. Can he also be the audience?

The controversial godman and wannabe actor is back as a secret agent who saves himself (but not us) from aliens.........Read more

Pakistan gets a US-India smackdown amid Kashmir unrest

Among the many snarky exchanges on social media in recent days between hypernationalist Pakistanis and Indians: Forget about sending 22 special envoys to lobby on Kashmir, Islamabad may want to check if they can get visas to go anywhere.........Read more

Source of Scorpene leaks revealed, whistleblower to hand over data on Monday

Secret data on India’s Scorpene submarines was accessed by an unknown number of people working for a private company in a Southeast Asian country and even placed on an internet server where it was vulnerable to hacking and interception.........Read more

SC admits Muslim woman's plea to declare triple talaq illegal

The Supreme Court on Friday took on board a petition by a West Bengal-based Muslim woman to declare the practices of ''talaq-e-bidat'' (triple talaq), ''nikah halala'' and polygamy under the Muslim p........Read more

Chikungunya doesn't kill but patients suffer a lot

Doctors say the government is undercounting cases of the viral infection, which can lead to severe joint pain often lasting several months.........Read more

After Goa and Delhi, Telangana becomes third state to have Children's Court

The court features separate waiting rooms for children and a video camera trial for the accused.........Read more

This Jharkhand village becomes the first to have its own Facebook and Whatsapp account

In an attempt to promote digital literacy among villagers under the Digital India campaign, Hirachuni, a small village in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand has been identified for the purpose.........Read more

4,000 lose jobs as AskMe shuts down; investor threatens audit

Pink slips come amid a spat between the Malaysian investor Astro Entertainment Networks Ltd and management of Getit........Read more

Ben Affleck to Direct Agatha Christie's Short Story Witness For The Prosecution

Affleck will also be co-producing the film alongside Matt Damon, Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate........Read more

'Surgical strike' inside Myanmar by Army?

A major gun battle took place between Army troops and suspected NSCN (K) militants along the India-Myanmar border, in Mon district of Nagaland, on Friday. There were no casualties on the Indian side, said a source. ​........Read more

I understand things will be very different from now on: PV Sindhu

There is an innate grace to the lanky 21-year-old Sindhu who won India's first silver at Rio Olympics, which immediately tells you she can tide over all this and impending distractions with rare dignity.........Read more

Congress Has Offers For Navjot Sidhu As His Talks With Arvind Kejriwal Falter

The Congress is ready to talk to Navjot Singh Sidhu and, sources said, is willing to offer the star-cricketer-turned-politician somewhat more as joining bonus than the Aam Aadmi Party.........Read more

PV Sindhu Creates History, Enters Rio 2016 Badminton Ladies Singles Final

PV Sindhu created history and assured India would go away with a medal in the ladies singles badminton tournament as she defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 to enter the final.. latest Olympics 2016 news........Read more

Bangladesh backs Modi on Balochistan

Bangladesh on Wednesday came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand on the Balochistan issue, saying Dhaka would soon make a policy declaration on Pakistan’s human rights abuses in Ba........Read more

NIA sets off to track flow of ‘terror funds’ in the Valley

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a preliminary enquiry to track the flow of funds in several bank accounts in the valley, which are suspected to have been used for financing terr........Read more

Rio Olympics India on Day 12

Rio 2016 Olympics latest news and live updates. Stay at Times of India for latest news, schedules, news and live updates on Olympics 2016.........Read more

MSI launches four new gaming notebooks in India with Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 graphic cards

MSI on Tuesday launched four new gaming notebooks in the country that are equipped with better "Nvidia GeForce GTX 10" series graphics.........Read more

Arun Jaitley likely to skip Saarc meeting, Parrikar compares Pak to ‘hell’

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to attend a meeting of SAARC ministers in Pakistan next week, reflecting the sharp dip in ties between the two countries.........Read more

Una tense a day after attack on Dalits, police arrest 26 for rioting

The police arrested 26 people for rioting, attempt to murder and conspiracy in Gujarat’s Una town on Tuesday, a day after locals attacked a group of Dalits and clashed with police, leaving many injured.........Read more

Why Congress is backing PM Modi's bold strategy in Balochistan

The Congress gave its thumbs up to the idea of India raising rights violations in Balochistan in response to Pakistan's Kashmir rant, bringing about a political convergence that may decisively shift the national policy on the recalcitrant neighbour.........Read more

Rio 2016: Shuttlers Win, Vikas Krishan Loses As India's Medal Wait Continues

K Srikanth and PV Sindhu kept the medal hopes alive in badminton with facile wins but boxers drew a blank after Vikas Krishan was ousted in the quarter-finals on a mixed day for Indian athletes in the Rio Games.........Read more

IIT Madras develops optical system to detect and monitor algal bloom

An integrated optical system capable of detecting and monitoring algal (or phytoplankton) blooms both spatially and temporally in coastal and open ocean waters has been developed by a team of research........Read more

Pfizer plans to bring more global drugs to India

New Delhi Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to introduce more drugs from its global portfolio in India, including injectables from the stable of Hospira which it had acquired last year. Although the c........Read more

Live: Thailand hit with string of blasts, several injured

Live: Thailand hit with string of blasts, several injured - Series of blasts have hit across Thailand in the past 24 hours, leaving several people wounded.........Read more

No more surge pricing! Ola, Uber cannot charge more than stipulated rates after 22 August

Cab aggregators will not be allowed to implement surge pricing and they will have to charge fares according to the prescribed transport rates.........Read more

Rio Olympics: Deepika, Bombayla, Manoj enter pre-quarters on Day 5

Boxer Manoj joined archers Deepika and Bombayla in the pre-quarters of their respective events on another day of exits for India contingent at the Rio Olympics. The women hockey team suffered its second loss in a row while shooters Jitu and Nanjappa, weightlifter Sivalingam and judoka Avtar disappointed.........Read more

Afghanistan needs more Indian military aid: US

India’s gift of four MI-25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan was welcomed by the Afghan forces, but they wanted more. “The Afghans have asked for more of these helicopters. There is an immediate need for more,” said Gen John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan.........Read more

First isolate, then negotiate: How GST deal was done

Realising that a frontal assault wasn't securing the votes needed for India's biggest-ever tax reform, Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley isolated Congress and started a direct talk with the state governments over the GST Bill. This isolation proved decisive in the passage of the GST Bill.........Read more

Rio Olympics: Archer Atanu, men's hockey provide joy for India

Archer Atanu Das, boxer Vikas Krishan and men's hockey team tasted success for India on Tuesday after rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished fourth in the men's single scull quarter-finals to be out of the medal contention while shooter Heena Sidhu ended a disappointing 28th in 25m Air Pistol event.........Read more

IITs to keep eye on hiring by startups, focus on PSU jobs

After a few start-ups revoked job offers and some deferred their joining dates, IITs are making minor changes in their placement policies to ensure students don't face a similar situation this year.........Read more

Rio Games: Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals in Olympics

Dipa Karmakar dropped to 8th eventually when Canadian Shallon Olsen's terrific effort of 14.950 rejigged the overall standings. But that was just about enough to secure her a place in the finals scheduled for August 14 as the top-8 made the cut for the medal round.........Read more

Bengal, Kerala protest against GST amendment

Hours before Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had spoken of the headaches in implementing the Goods & Services Tax (GST) issues had begun to crop up. In what could be the very first such he........Read more

Centre backs new Parliament across Rajpath

The Centre has favoured Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's proposal for construction of a new Parliament building behind Vayu Bhawan on Rajpath.........Read more

Azam Khan sees ‘political conspiracy’ in Bulandshahr rape, draws flak

Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan’s comments that the Bulandshahr highway gangrape was a “political conspiracy” has kicked up a storm in the state ahead of next year’s assembly elections.........Read more

West Bengal likely to be called just 'Bengal' in English, ‘Bangla’, ‘Banga’ otherwise

The West Bengal state cabinet has okayed a proposal to rename the state to ‘Bengal’ in English and ‘Bangla’ or ‘Banga’ in Bengali. The proposal is set to be forwarded to the Centre after it is ratified by the Assembly in a special session that is to be called soon.........Read more

Pokemon Go: CEO's Twitter Account Hacked Requesting Launch of Game in Brazil

OurMine has targeted top bosses of some of the well-known companies in the past including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and recently also took down the Pokemon Go servers.........Read more

Is it time for India to enact a parental liability law?

Despite several instances of juvenile offences such as underage driving, Indian law is silent on making parents accountable for the excesses of their wards.........Read more

Now a non-cognisable offence case against AAP's Amanatullah Khan

The Delhi Police have registered a fresh case under non-cognisable offences against AAP Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, already under arrest in another case, on a complaint by some protesters in his constituency.........Read more

Rio Olympics medal design is curvy like Brazilian women, says creator

If Rio residents think the curvy ancient Greek goddess stamped on the Olympic medals looks familiar, they wouldn’t be wrong: she’s modelled on Brazilian women.........Read more

Delhi University final cut-off list released; seats available in prominent colleges

Delhi University final cut-off list released; seats available in prominent colleges........Read more

Congress demands all-party meet on Kashmir

THE CONGRESS Sunday lashed at the central government for not taking the opposition on board and demanded an all-party meeting on the current situation in Kashmir. The party also accused the security forces of using “disproportionate force” on protest........Read more

Burhan Wani started crying when he saw his end coming: Shocking details of Army encounter

Burhan Muzaffar Wani was gunned down by Army jawans in Anantnag region of Jammu and Kashmir, shocking details about his killing are coming to the fore.........Read more

Sonia asked ‘does PM Rao want to send me to jail’: Congress leader in book

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was angry with Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in 1992 when his government decided to appeal against the Delhi high court’s decision to quash a police complaint in the Bofors gun case, says senior party leader Margaret Alva.........Read more

MHA declines RTI query to share details on extension of service to officer who probed Ishrat Jahan case

MHA declines RTI query to share details on extension of service to officer who probed Ishrat Jahan case - The officer, BK Prasad, recently was in news for allegedly "tutoring" witnesses in the missing files case.........Read more

Putting words in the PM’s mouth

In the US, speechwriters have been part of the presidential entourage since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But in India, they are phantom presences, sensed but never seen.........Read more

Delhi police arrest AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya on molestation charges

Police on Saturday arrested Dinesh Mohaniya, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker, who has been charged with molestation and outraging the modesty of women, both non-bailable offences. Police picked him up while he was addressing a press conference her........Read more

Centre cancels foreign funds licence of activist Teesta Setalvad's NGO Sabrang

According to the Centre, the organisation violated several rules of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act and misused donations.........Read more

Champions Trophy Hockey: India lose 2-4 to Australia in final group game

To book a spot in the finals, India will have to rely on the result in the Great Britain-Belgium match going their way.........Read more

Szalai, Stieber Score As Hungary Beat 10-man Austria 2-0

Adam Szalai and Zoltan Stieber scored second-half goals as Hungary stunned highly-fancied Austria 2-0 in their Group F opener in Bordeaux on Tuesday.........Read more

Delhi’s pollution takes 6 yrs from your life, says study

The study is based on data compiled in the 2011 census to arrive at the figures of "premature mortality" due to exposure to particulate matter across the country.........Read more

A premature, horrible death

Pathetic homeless Dork. Patiently hoping for Degree. Professor had Doubts. These are some expansions of the much-vaunted acronym PhD, formally a Doctor of Philosophy no matter what one’s subject of research and expertise. Regarded as the acme of scholarship, it stands at a rarefied academic height that takes immense effort and time to reach.........Read more

Hero MotoCorp Appoints Malo Le Masson As Head Of Global Product Planning

Hero MotoCorp has appointed Malo Le Masson to head the 'Global Product Panning' department in its Senior Leadership Team. Malo was formerly associated with the Infiniti premium car brand that is owned by Nissan Car Company. He will be responsible for........Read more

Two more steps closer to 'Congress-mukt Bharat'? - Times of India

The Congress on Thursday moved two more steps closer to accomplish Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 call for "Congress-mukt Bharat", losing two key states Assam and Kerala in this round of assembly elections.........Read more

Toward a Nationwide HPV Vaccination Campaign in India

Naysayers have forwarded unsubstantiated claims about lack of vaccine safety to already-settled debates about the vaccine's potential to encourage risky behaviour.........Read more

The meaning of Pokhran and Chagai

Eighteen years after India and Pakistan tested nuclear devices in Pokhran and Chagai on May 11, 13, and 28, 1998, there remains a yawning gap in perception on what this nuclear “deterrent” spells for........Read more

Dawood Ibrahim plotted social unrest to maim Modi government, claims NIA - Times of India

D-Company, led by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, “wanted to spread communal tension by attacking religious leaders, RSS leaders and churches”, the National Investigation Agency has claimed. The agency will file a chargesheet on Saturday against 10 members of D-Company, assigned to “create unrest”........Read more