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Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh, 10 Others Killed in Suspected Terror Attack Today

Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh was brutally killed in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday. Apart from Aboh, the sitting MLA of National People’s Party (NPP) from Khonsa West Assembly constituency, ten others were also killed in the attack which reportedly occurred at Bogapani village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh.........Read more

Thanks to Padma Shri, the country will now know Gadchiroli’s doctor couple

The doctor couple Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang are known in the medical fraternity, both Indian and global too, for their ground-breaking research (one of it even prompted the WHO to change its drug manufacture strategy). In fact, the internationally renowned journal Lancet has honoured them as "the pioneers of health care in rural India".........Read more

Equifax data breach to cost insurers $125 million: Property Claim Services

Property Claim Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics company, estimated an insured loss of $125 million from a massive data breach disclosed last month by Equifax Inc, that has plunged the credit-monitoring company into crisis. Equifax, a provider of consumer credit scores, said last month that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. Consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July.........Read more

Querrey stuns wilting Murray at Wimbledon

Andy Murray's Wimbledon title defence has ended at the hands of big-serving American Sam Querrey. Querrey roared back from two sets to one down to defeat Murray, who's hip injury appeared to flare, 3-6 6-4 6-7 (7-4) 6-1 6-1.........Read more

DriveSpark - Tata Motors Gives Pink Slips To 1,500 Managerial Jobs

Indian automaker Tata Motors stated that it had reduced its managerial workforce by up to 1,500 people in the country. The latest move from Tata Motors is a part of organisational restructuring. Tata Motors Managing Director and Chief Executive, Guenter Butschek revealed the information.........Read more

The longest serving ship INS Viraat will be decommissioned on 6 March

“INS Viraat is the second centaur class aircraft carrier in service which has spent 30 years in the Indian Navy and before that 27 years in the Royal Navy of UK. After the decommissioning of INS Viraat, we will be short of two aircraft carriers as INS Vikrant has already been decommissioned,” the flag officer commanding-in-chief of the Western Naval Command told........Read more

Secret formula to treat oral cancer wounds lies in honey: IIT Kharagpur

Kolkata: After years of research, a group of Indian scientists have found out that the secret formula to treat oral cancer wounds lies in honey. Related Post कभी देखा हैं आपने इतना खूबसूरत सांप Scientists step closer to creating invisibility cloaks Majority of people cannot afford fruits and vegetables: study Govt considering PM’s research fellowships for …........Read more

Nitish Katara Murder Case: Convicts Vikas, Vishal Yadav To Get Only 25 Years In Jail

The Delhi High Court had earlier sentenced Vikas to 25 years in jail under murder charge and another five years for destruction of evidence. Similarly, it was 20 years for Sukhdev for murder and an additional five years for destroying evidence. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan modified the Delhi high court verdict and allowed their sentences to run concurrently rather than consecutively.........Read more

Rabia Khan hires UK forensic expert to question investigations into Jiah’s death

Jiah Khan was found hanging in her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013, but three years later, there is still some mystery regarding details of the incident. While the Central Bureau of Investigation recently stated that Jiah committed suicide, her mother Rabia Khan has claimed that it was a case of murder.........Read more

BMC bribery row: Kapil Sharma received notice for an 'illegal construction' in July

However, there was a fresh twist in the Kapil Sharma row as his tweet to PM Modi about paying bribes, appears to have turned against him. The BMC released documents which states that the office building Sharma was building was considered 'illegal construction' and that a notice was issued to him on July 16, 2016, regarding it.........Read more

IIT-Dharwad Inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar

The institute which had started functioning from August 1, will be mentored by IIT-Bombay for the next three years.........Read more

Cabinet clears railway projects worth over Rs24,000 crore

Railway tracks of a total length of around 1,938 km will be laid by the Indian Railways under the projects........Read more

Claiming their right over PV Sindhu, Telangana declares war on Andhra Pradesh

The competition between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over Olympic Silver medalist PV Sindhu has gone totally out of hand now as Telangana government formally declared war on Andhra Pradesh.........Read more

Motion poster of Chiranjeevi's 150th film unveiled on birthday

Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja paid a special tribute to his father, superstar Chiranjeevi, by launching the poster of his 150th film.........Read more

A giant awakens: Aberdeen bats for Narendra Modi's India

Asset management co says seeds of significant structural changes have been sown and Modi govt has changed India's economic landscape.........Read more

On His Birthday, Meet Chiranjeevi, the Celluloid God of the 80s

From misogynist flicks typical of the 90s, to award winning, visceral performances, Chiranjeevi has done it all.........Read more

Exclusive: 769 pots of gold missing from Keralas Padmanabha Swamy Temple, says former CAGs report

769 pots of gold missing from Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram: Former Auditor Generals report to SC.........Read more

LTTE chief Prabhakarans former deputy was RAW mole, claims new book

An LTTE leader who was once a deputy to its supreme leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was a RAW agent, recruited as early as 1989, a new book says.........Read more

Infosys is using an algorithm to predict who might leave company next

Infosys is putting new programmes in place to develop its next batch of top leaders, says executive vice-president Krishnamurthy Shankar.........Read more

Pokemon Go Out in 15 Countries Across Asia and Oceania; India Release Date Soon?

Pokemon Go is now available in countries across Asia such as Singapore and Malaysia. It won't be long until we see an India launch for the game.........Read more

9 blasts, 60 deaths later, Jaipur still to get its security act together

The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is a historical structure but “it’s easy for anyone to enter and start spraying bullets on unsuspecting tourists,” warns expert.........Read more

Lupin buys 21 drugs from Japan's Shionogi to expand its generic portfolio

Shionogi's generic drug portfolio to be acquired by Lupin's Japanese subsidiary Kyowa has sales worth $90 million.........Read more

Latest North Korea missile launch lands near Japan waters, alarms Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a "grave threat" to Japan and said Tokyo "strongly protested".........Read more

Amazon Prime finally arrives in India and there’s no reason not to try it

Amazon Prime is arguably the most compelling service that Amazon has to offer. The service has been available in many countries around the world, but now, finally, after 3 years in the country, Amazon has brought Amazon Prime to India.........Read more

Why India's biotech sector is stuck in a rut

The war between strong corporate interests and ideological opposition to GM crops in the absence of a full-fledged regulatory body is turning messy.........Read more

India wants to expand 'Strategic Military' ties with Israel ; wary of cost of joint ventures

Defence Minister has red-flagged the “high costs” involved in production of Barak-8 by Israel, sources said - However, India plans to further expand its strategic ties with Israel through more R&D projects India plans to further expand its strategic ties with Israel through more R&D projects to develop hi-tech weapon systems, as also clinch several deals in the pipeline, but has expressed concern over the exorbitant costs involved in deploying a jointly-developed surface-to-air missile system on frontline Indian warships. Sources said this came through in the 12th meeting of the high-powered joint working group between the two countries, co-chaired by defence secretary G Mohan Kumar and director general of Israeli defence ministry Major General Udi Adam (retd), which was held in New Delhi on July 13. Though there has been no official word on the JWG meeting, sources said defence minister Manohar Parrikar has red-flagged the "high costs" involved in production of the medium-range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) systems called Barak-8 by Israel. First, there was a huge delay by DRDO-Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) joint venture to develop and test the MR-SAM systems, which are to be produced in bulk by defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL). Now, the projected costs in deploying them have also raised eyebrows. As earlier reported by TOI, while the naval MR-SAM project was sanctioned by the Cabinet Committee on Security in December 2005 at an initial cost of Rs 2,606 crore, the IAF one for nine squadrons worth Rs 10,076 crore was cleared in February 2009. While the naval system was tested for the first time in November 2014, the IAF one was tested thrice earlier this month. With an over 70-km interception range against enemy aircraft, drones and missiles, the naval MR-SAM has already been fitted on the three new Kolkata-class destroyers. But each MR-SAM system is now projected to cost around Rs 1,200 crore for the 12 under-construction warships in Indian shipyards, including aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, four guided-missile destroyers and seven stealth frigates. "Consequently, the orders are on hold as of now. A review to cut costs is in progress," said a defence ministry source. This has also led to the estimated Rs 14,000-crore Army project to acquire these MR-SAMs, which come with missiles, launchers, surveillance and threat tracking radars, and fire control systems, to be kept in abeyance till now. The JWG also discussed probable joint R&D projects in fields like high-endurance UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), micro-satellite surveillance systems, armoured vehicles and different types of missiles and precision-guided munitions, said sources. Then, there are several big-ticket deals in the pipeline. These include two more Israeli Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), which are to be mounted on Russian IL-76 military aircraft, and four more Aerostat radars. The IAF is also on course to acquire 164 laser-designation pods or 'Litening-4' for fighter jets like Sukhoi-30MKIs and Jaguars as well as 250 advanced 'Spice" precision stand-off bombs capable of taking out fortified enemy underground command centres. The Army, in turn, is looking to acquire the Israeli third-generation Spike anti-tank guided missile systems, with an initial 321 launchers and 8,356 missiles, which too is making slow progress due to the high costs involved. The force is likely to go in for an initial two regiments of the Israeli Spyder quick-reaction SAM systems to defend its forward units for enemy air strikes.........Read more

Nepal faces political crisis as Maoists quit coalition govt

In a sudden but not surprising move, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'-led CPN (Maoist Centre) on Tuesday withdrew support from the KP Sharma Oli govt in Nepal........Read more

India is world's 4th largest app economy

India is rapidly moving into the mobile app age and is already the fourth largest mobile app economy. The amount of time Indians spend on apps has also increased dramatically, says mobile-app analytics company App Annie.........Read more

'95% Labour Force Do Not Have Formal Vocational Skills'

Nearly 95% of India's labour force do not possess formal vocational skills, says a report emphasising on the need for skill development in the country. As per The City and Guilds Group's Skills Confidence report about 95 per cent of India's labour........Read more

On the highway to a better trade regime

The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 helped India participate in an expanding world economy. An industrial boom followed, albeit under conditions of unequal colonial trade. The broader lesson is clear. Interlinked trade routes—be it the Suez Canal........Read more

Abhinav Bindra chosen as India's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

The usually reserved shooter won the only individual gold medal for India when he clinched a historic gold in 10-metre air rifle event at the Beijing Games in 2008.........Read more

This helmet brings Iron Man's HUD to life

The United States Navy is working on a helmet with a head-up display that will make diving missions safer. The Navy calls the new system the Divers Augmented........Read more

Adani may withdraw from Australian coal mine project, citing delays

Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprise Ltd may walk away from its proposal to build one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia, citing long delays caused by legal challenges to the project by groups concerned about the environment.........Read more

'Window Of Opportunities With Pakistan Closing,' Says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had opened a window of goodwill and dialogue with Pakistan, it was now closing as doubts remained about its sincerity in tackling terrorism.........Read more

World’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

The world’s longest tunnel officially opened on Wednesday, with the trailblazing rail passage under the Swiss Alps aiming to ease transit through the heart of Europe. With political unity on the cont........Read more

HSBC to cut its branches by half

HSBC - the second largest foreign lender of the country - has decided to reduce its number of branches to 26 from 50 now. As a result, the lender will lower it's presence from 29 cities to 14 cities.........Read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook in India; dedicated maps development office inaugurated in Hyderabad

Apple CEO Tim Cook in India: The Californian tech giant on Thursday announced the opening of a new office in Hyderbabad that will focus on development of Maps for its products including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs.........Read more

69th Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off in France

This year's opening film was chosen to be Woody Allen's latest film 'Cafe Society'.........Read more

Only 1 per cent of population pay taxes; over 5,ooo paid more than Rs 1 crore

As part of a transparency drive, the government has made public direct tax data for last 15 years.........Read more