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COVID-19 and the risk of acute pancreatitis: Here’s what an expert advises

The novel Coronavirus that causes covid-19 can cause other health complications, too. While it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, across the globe, countries are still scrambling for answers as to how it can be contained and eventually eradicated. As it is known, the viral infection mainly attacks the upper respiratory tract system. But, apart from that, it is also known to impact the digestive system, causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. It has come to the fore, that the virus can also attack the pancreas. “Incidence of pancreas involvement in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia is around 17 per cent, but the degree of pancreatic involvement varies from patient to patient. Some patients can have an isolated rise in the pancreatic enzymes in their blood test without any clinical symptoms. There may be raised pancreatic enzymes on blood tests and signs of pancreatitis on imaging, but there will not be any clinical disease. Very rarely, there may be an overt episode of acute pancreatitis; usually, the pancreatic involvement chances are less when COVID-19 disease is mild,” explains Dr Swapnil Sharma, consultant, liver transplant & HPB surgery at the Fortis Hospital in Mulund.........Read more

Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to launch in London on February 10 – TechCrunch

Ola said it will be “fully operational from day one” in London, where it has signed up more than 20,000 drivers since late November. The company, which has raised about $3.5 billion to date, emphasized that its platform offers a range of security features, such as a 24/7 helpline for drivers and customers and an in-app emergency button. Safety is a sensitive subject around the globe, especially in the U.K. capital, which might explain why it took Ola additional months to launch in the city after securing the license in July last year and entering the region in 2018.........Read more

NEET results declared; Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal tops exam

The results of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 were declared on Wednesday, with Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal topping the exam. Delhi’s Bhavik Bansal and Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh secured the second and the third positions respectively. Telangana’s Madhuri Reddy G emerged as the topper among girls and secured an all-India rank of seven.........Read more

Reserve Bank shuts tap on new bank licences for three years

In another departure from its past policies, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to "shut the tap" on on-tap bank licences, people aware of the development said. The central bank has decided not to issue a single new bank licence in the next 2-3 years.........Read more

SC Gives Ayodhya Mediation Panel Time Till August 15 to Come Up With Amicable Solution

The Supreme Court has accepted the three-member mediation panel’s request and given it time till August 15 to come up with an amicable and lasting solution to the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya.........Read more

Govt Says Mamata 'Refused' Cyclone Fani Review Meeting With PM Modi, Bengal Says Was Never Informed

The tussle between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Cyclone Fani continued on Monday after sources in the PMO said the state government had rejected their request for a review meeting, saying officials were busy with election duty.........Read more

EC Seizes Over Rs 3,000 Cr, Drugs, Liquor During Lok Sabha Elections

More than Rs 3,000 crore has been seized by the Election Commission (EC) during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Total cash seizure is Rs 785.26 crore, liquor (Rs 249.038 crore), narcotics (Rs 1214.46 crore), gold and precious materials (Rs 972.253 crore) and other freebies (Rs 53.167 crore), which makes the grand total of Rs 3274.18 crore.........Read more

PewDiePie takes one last shot at T-Series as he concedes defeat to YouTube’s Bollywood powerhouse

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg ended his months-long, facetious war with Bollywood powerhouse T-Series by issuing a music video with a series of personal confessions and accusations against his rival.........Read more

BJP drops all 10 sitting MPs from Chhattisgarh

In a significant move, the BJP has decided to drop all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, a state where the party suffered drubbing in the 2018 Assembly polls. The party has decided to field new candidates with fresh vigour.........Read more

NASA captures 'first' images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight

NASA has captured groundbreaking images of shockwaves from supersonic aircraft, the space agency said, as part of efforts to create a jet that flies faster than the speed of sound without producing sonic boom.........Read more

'Modi is afraid': Mamata unites Opposition in Kolkata mega rally

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee convened a mega rally called the “United India Rally” at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on Saturday for a grand alliance of opposition parties against the Narendra Modi government.........Read more

Google halted Chinese data collection program after Dragonfly backlash

Google has halted a data collection project in China after it faced a widespread opposition within the company that struck a major blow to the controversial Dragonfly project. ........Read more

Presidential Commission to Probe Misdeeds of Ousted Lankan Prime Minister

The political conflict in Sri Lanka intensified on Sunday with President Maithripala Sirisena saying that there will be a Presidential Commission to probe charges of corruption and fraud against ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.........Read more

Google Admits to Slipping UIDAI Helpline Number Into Phone Contacts

Google said that it inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into the Android devices. The Internet major further said that the issue would be resolved in the next few weeks.........Read more

Six militants killed as army foils infiltration bid in J-K’s Kupwara

The army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.........Read more

Evaded cops for 22 yrs, but man who smuggled idols from TN to Australia finally caught

Kerala man Sanjeevi Ashokan who had been on the run for 22 years was arrested for his role in the theft of 1500-year-old idols from the Veeravanallur temple in Tirunelveli district. The idols had found their way to a gallery in Australia thanks to Sanjeevi’s links to international smuggler Subash Kapoor.........Read more

2019 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4Matic Facelift Unveiled Ahead Of Geneva Debut

Mercedes-AMG has revealed the updated C43 variant with AMG power. With a debut set to take place at the Geneva Motor Show, the C43 AMG 4Matic takes on the likes of Audi S5 and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo among others. Under the hood of the C43 AMG 4Matic is the AMG 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that churns out a maximum power output of 385 bhp.........Read more

TDP Demands Special Status, Declares War on BJP

TDP MPs have decided to halt the Parliament for the rightful demands of AP. MPs Ram Mohan Naidu, Galla Jayadev, Konakalla Narayana Rao and other TDP MPs have stated that they would go all out in Parliament to embarrass BJP. Naidu has also told his party MPs to fight aggressively and doesn't mind even getting suspended for the cause of people of AP.........Read more

Nirmala Sitharaman links Abhishek Manu Singhvi's wife with Nirav Modi's company, Congress threatens defamation

The Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi threatened Nirmala Sitharaman with civil and criminal defamation for making ‘ignorant and patently false comments’. He said that neither he, his wife nor his sons had anything to do with Gitanjali Gems or Nirav Modi. ........Read more

India to Become Fifth Largest Economy in 2018 Overtaking UK, France: Report

According to a report released by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), India will overtake UK and France to be world’s fifth largest economy in dollar terms. The report underlined that Asian countries will dominate the top 10 largest economies in the next 15 years. China is likely to overtake the United States as the world’s No.1 economy in 2032.........Read more

Mahindra Driverless Tractor Unveiled

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has unveiled the first ever Driverless Tractor for the Indian market. Being developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, which is the Group’s hub of innovation and technology located in Chennai, it will be available commercially from early 2018 in a phased manner. The Mahindra driverless tractor comes equipped with technology which can be programmed to carry out specific tasks & can also be operated remotely to perform in the field. This technology is designed to enable tractors to perform a variety of farming applications & operate varied implements.........Read more

Choosing next President: Shiv Sena pitches for agricultural expert MS Swaminathan, 91, as ‘second choice’

Shiv Sena, the estranged ally of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at Centre, pitched for agricultural expert MS Swaminathan as its ‘second choice’ for President’s post. Sena had earlier demanded the government to project Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat as its presidential candidate, claiming that it would seal the fate of India as a “Hindu Rashtra”.........Read more

Lanka floods death toll exceeds 200

The death toll in Sri Lanka's floods has climbed to 202 with 94 people still missing in the country's worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people.........Read more

3 years of Modi govt: BJP plans grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities

o highlight the central government’s achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government, the ruling BJP is planning a grand ‘Modifest’ in 900 cities across the country from 26 May to 15 June. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said, “The government is …........Read more

Simran writer reveals how he was forced to give a co-writer credit to Kangana Ranaut

Apurva Asrani debunked Kangana Ranaut’s claim of converting her upcoming film Simran from a one-line screenplay to a full-fledged story, saying he does not understand why the actor would snatch a writer’s hardwork.........Read more

Djokovic upbeat despite yet another setback

Novak Djokovic remains optimistic despite yet another disappointing result in what has been a frustrating season. Djokovic's struggles continued with an overwhelming loss to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the Madrid Open, a result that extended his streak of five consecutive tournaments without an appearance in a final.........Read more

Yes, have been spoken to: Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Opposition hunt for President

Former administrator, diplomat and Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi Wednesday said that Opposition leaders have reached out to him with a proposal to field him as the joint Opposition candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections. Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.........Read more

Your muscles can 'taste' sugar

t's obvious that the taste buds on the tongue can detect sugar. And after a meal, beta cells in the pancreas sense rising blood glucose and release the hormone insulin—which helps the sugar enter cells, where it can be used by the body for energy. Now researchers have uncovered an unexpected mechanism of glucose sensing in skeletal muscles that contributes to the body's overall regulation of blood sugar levels.........Read more

IPL 2017: Who is available and who is out among India’s cricket stars

Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay have been ruled out of the 2017 Indian Premier League due to injuries. Ashwin will miss the entire tournament due to sports hernia while Vijay will undergo wrist surgery which will keep him out of action.........Read more

The reasons Arabs are not protesting against Modi’s proposed Israel visit

One reason for the Arab pococurantism over deepening Indo-Israeli relations is a resigned acceptance that the two countries have much in common, including their enemies, in the shape of Islamist terrorism. Another is a profound sense of Palestine fatigue in Arab capitals, whether on account of the interminable and intractable nature of the problem, or because other Arab peoples — Syrians, for one — are making a more pressing case for sympathy.........Read more

Maharashtra Doctors Call off Strike, To Resume Work From Friday 

In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately. The MARD said the Bombay High Court had taken a very sympathetic view of the doctors concerns about physical security and related issues, which it would monitor every 15 days.........Read more

Exclusive: Triumph Bonneville Bobber India Price Revealed

The new factory custom from Triumph Motorcycles, the Bonneville Bobber will now be launched sometime in end-March or early April. The Bonneville Bobber gets a bold, stripped back design, with a new chassis, new suspension and shares its heart with the Bonneville T120.........Read more

Saltwater is drinkable now, thanks to this Indian teen: Here’s how it works & how much it will cost

Karamchedu realised that the sea water is not saturated with salt and while working with an absorbent polymer, he discovered a cost-effective way to separate the salt. His approach was just the opposite of what the scientists have been boggling their minds with. While most of them worked for the 10 percent water molecule which was bonded with the salt, Chaitanya wanted to work with the 90 percent free water. This novel approach is a breakthrough in science and is sure to impact a huge population, especially those who do not have access to clean water. This is mainly because the technology is extremely cheap and accessible........Read more

Spanish Football League Plans to Introduce Video Refereeing System

The Spanish football league is likely to use the newly-introduced video refereeing system in 2018, league President Javier Tebas said. A mistake which cost Barcelona a goal at the weekend sparked widespread criticism of refereeing and forced the President to make the announcement on Monday........Read more

List of Samsung Galaxy devices to receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, while many other Galaxy smartphones still haven’t started receiving the update and customers are counting on Samsung to roll it out soon for their devices as well.........Read more

Kerala to unveil new IT policy; set to address Brexit, demonetisation and Trump

“Trump’s outlook with regard to visa, the after effects of Brexit and the demonetisation challenges just cannot be side-stepped as these are major challenges ahead for Kerala as it stands on the threshold of going forward in a big way,” said Nair, a former Infosys official who has worked in Japan and the US for several years.........Read more

ICICI Bank blocks transactions through Flipkart wallet PhonePe

“PhonePe has not received any official notice in this regards from NPCI or its banking partner YES Bank yet. Since Friday afternoon, ICICI Bank has blocked all their customers from using PhonePe, and even blocked any other bank’s customers from sending money to ICICI Bank’s customers using PhonePe.”........Read more

Pay Rs 600cr by deadline or go to jail: Supreme Court to Subrata Roy Sahara

The Supreme Court on Thursday told Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs 600 crore more in a SEBI-Sahara refund account by February 6 or go to jail. A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and AK Sikri also said that "too much indulgence" has already been given to the Sahara chief.........Read more

Forbes’ list of super achievers features 30 Indian-origin men,women

Over 30 Indian-origin innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes’ list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world. The Forbes list has 30 game changers in 20 industries including healthcare, manufacturing, sports and finance.........Read more

Adviser contradicts Trump: Russians hacked the US

A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump said Monday he thinks the Russians were involved in election-related hacking of the US -- a very different view than that held by the incoming administration.........Read more

ED slaps money laundering case against Zakir Naik and his foundation

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has lodged a case of suspected money-laundering against NRI televangelist Zakir Naik and his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), officials said on Friday. The ED first information report under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, follows similar complaints filed by the National Investigation Agency against Naik and IRF under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) two months ago.........Read more

JNU: Arvind Kejriwal speaks on missing Najeeb Ahmad, says BJP members don’t belong to Hindus or even to own fathers

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over missing student Najeeb Ahmed, who continues to remain untraced for nearly 20 days.........Read more

IBM to acquire Indian IT firm Sanovi Technologies

US software firm IBM , on Wednesday, said it has signed an agreement to acquire Indian IT firm Sanovi Technologies that deals in cloud computing-related software. "As a cloud-native company, Sanovi will strengthen our resiliency portfolio to manage broad range of applications, data, and IT systems of our clients, balancing digital and hybrid cloud transformation with increased regulatory compliance," said Martin Jetter, Senior Vice-President, Global Technology Services, IBM, in a statement.........Read more

Daesh Militants Execute Over 280 Residents of Mosul Area Amid Army Offensive

Daesh terrorist group has executed 284 men and boys in the Mosul area amid the Iraqi army's offensive to drive the militants out of the city, media reported Saturday.........Read more

Who’s Out There? Hawking to Probe More Than 200 Stars Emitting Bizarre Signals

The world-renowned physicist plans to investigate hundreds of strange space signals that some claim could be signs of extraterrestrial civilizations.........Read more

Jammu & Kashmir: At least nine injured in grenade attack on paramilitary convoy in Shopian

At least nine persons, including two security force personnel were injured in a grenade attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday. Militants hurled the grenade at the CRPF personnel in Shopian town at around 11.40 AM, resulting in injuries to two civilians and two security personnel, a police official said.........Read more

Javed Akhtar questions Pak actors' silence on Uri attack

Akhtar, 71, said he does not see any reason behind Pakistani artistes' silence on the attack. "The silence of Pakistani actors is a form of confession that Pakistan is responsible for it (the attack). If Pakistan says they aren't responsible for it, I don't see any reason any Pakistani artiste should not condemn it. If they say, 'We are not responsible' then very good, come out and condemn it," he told a news channel.........Read more

Brexit: Theresa May to trigger Article 50 for EU exit process by end of March 2017

Brexit: Theresa May to trigger Article 50 for EU exit process by end of March 2017 - In an interview, for the first time May confirmed what many expected - that she will trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty before the end of March next year.........Read more

Post Trai's nudge, Idea now says will provide 230% additional capacity to Reliance Jio

Over 2,100 ports will now be available for traffic between Idea and Jio allowing sufficient buffer for future. Coming just days after Trai warned operators of action in case of service quality violation arising out of insufficient inter-connectivity points, the statement issued by Idea said quality of service for its customers is a "top priority".........Read more

Russia snubs India, sends troops to Pakistan for first ever joint military exercise

In an apparent snub to India, Russia has sent it troops to Pakistan to participate in its first-ever joint military exercise with the country. The information about the Pakistan-Russia joint military exercise was shared on Twitter by Lt General Asim Bajwa, director general, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan. “A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016,” Bajwa tweeted today.........Read more

Hormone-based birth control could stave off influenza effect on women

Hormone-based birth control could stave off influenza effect on women: study - WHO has already listed hormonal contraceptives as an essential medication due to benefits these compounds can have on women's health and decreased rates of maternal mortality.........Read more

TorrentHound is the latest torrent site to bite the dust

Around for nearly a decade, TorrentHound announced today that it’s done. Just a few hours ago, the site’s founder sent TorrentFreak an email with a simple message: “Finito.” TorrentHound leaves behind millions of monthly visitors, although it never quite managed to reach the level of the giants — The Pirate Bay, Torrentz and KickAss Torrents. …........Read more

Two arrested for robbing 1,000 iPhones worth Rs 2.25 crore in Delhi

Two persons have been arrested from Mahipalpur area of south Delhi for allegedly robbing a truck carrying over 1,000 iPhone 5s mobile phones worth Rs 2.25 crore, police said on Thursday. The police recovered over 900 iPhone mobile phones and the car used in the crime from them.........Read more

ICC refuses to get involved in BCCI-Lodha panel tussle

The ICC has refused to get involved in the BCCI's tussle with the Lodha Committee, ICC chief executive David Richardson has indicated. "The BCCI president Mr Thakur did verbally ask the ICC to write a letter to the BCCI asking the BCCI to explain whether the recommendations of Lodha Committee might constitute government interference," Richardson said, according to PTI. "But Mr Manohar said that the ICC should not write such a letter unless the BCCI first writes to the ICC requesting ICC to intervene, or ICC receives a letter from another of its member boards to do so. But no such letters have been received.........Read more

China to Chandni Chowk: Dangerous and illegal Chinese crackers flooding markets before Diwali

Tonnes of Chinese fireworks, which erupt into a toxic haze over Indian cities every Diwali and leave residents gagging for oxygen, are being smuggled into the country despite the Centre ordering a clampdown last year.........Read more

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar working against Indian cricket: Anurag Thakur

BCCI president Anurag Thakur has lashed out at International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar for deserting a "sinking ship" when he was the board president and also accused him of working against the interest of the Indian cricket board.........Read more

Mumbai Man Who Attacked Nurse Preeti Rathi With Acid Sentenced To Death

The man who threw acid at 23-year-old Preeti Rathi at a station in Mumbai, causing injuries that killed her, must be hanged, a court ruled today.........Read more

Dell closes $67-billion merger deal with EMC

Dell Inc on Wednesday said it completed its $67-billion deal to acquire EMC Corp, creating the world's largest privately-controlled technology company.........Read more

Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to increased risk of allergies later in life

Research presented today (6 September, 2016) at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK shows that exposure to antibiotics early in life is related to increased risk of developing allergies later in life. The research is by Dr Fariba Ahmadizar, Utrecht University, Netherlands and colleagues.........Read more

Hillary Clinton raised record $143 million in August for Democratic presidential campaign

Democrat Hillary Clinton raised an impressive $143 million for her presidential bid and the Democratic Party in August, the best fundraising month for her campaign so far, her team has announced.........Read more

Discoms’ revival hit over inability to raise fresh working capital loans

Most lenders, bound by the Reserve Bank of India’s diktat against long-term working capital loans to stressed entities, are refusing to give the discoms fresh loans for day-to-day operations, sources from several discoms told FE.........Read more

Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani to start microfinance company

Ratan Tata and Nandan Nilekani are investing in microfinance firm, called Avanti Capital, from their respective philanthropic capital........Read more

Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a new study by University of Illinois researchers and collaborators in China has demonstrated that external mechanical force can directly regulate gene expression. The study also identified the pathway that conveys the force from the outside of the cell into the nucleus.........Read more

India is 7th Wealthiest in the World, But Here's the Worrying Fact

Recent rankings claim India is the seventh wealthiest country, but the poverty figures still remain disturbing.........Read more

IIT Bombay blacklists 9 firms for revoking job offers

Firms blacklisted by IIT-Bombay include Portea, Cashcare, LeGarde Burnett, Johnson Electric China, Peppertap, LexInnova, Mera Hunar, GPSK and IndusInsight........Read more

Bereaved men are more likely to die of a broken heart

Miami University researchers found males who were widowed died younger than their still-married counterparts. It is thought they tend to rely on their wives to look after their health.........Read more

A tiny ball of gold could help fight Alzheimer’s

A tiny ball of gold carrying medicine could help doctors fight Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have created a nanoparticle that is just the right size to target the overactive brain receptors that...........Read more

What do aliens look like? The clue is in evolution

Speculating about what aliens look like has kept children, film producers and scientists amused for decades. If they exist, will extra terrestrials turn out to look similar to us, or might they take a form beyond our wildest imaginings? The answer to this question really depends on how we think evolution works at the deepest level.........Read more

Shocking! Man blackmails Union Minister VK Singh's wife, demands Rs 2 crore Know details

Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh's wife is being blackmailed. The Ghaziabad MP's wife Bharti Singh has reportedly received phone calls from a relative's friend named Pradip Chauhan, demanding Rs 2 crore. Chauhan has allegedly ........Read more

Banned Maria Sharapova Could Return in January, Says Tennis Chief Shamil Tarpishchev

Five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova, banned in June for two years for doping offences, may be allowed to return in January, according to Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev.........Read more

22-Year-Old Woman Sarpanch's Bid For Village Security Has Neighbours Inspired

A little known village in Haryana is making headlines all thanks to its chief. The 22-year-old Anju Yadav made history after she became the youngest sarpanch of Haryana's Chandavali village, and now, she has installed CCTVs in her village at the time when many others are struggling to get electricity.........Read more

First Infosys, Now Cognizant. Bad News Piles Up For IT Sector

IT stocks have underperformed the broader markets and are likely to come under further pressure following Cognizant's June quarter earnings announcement on Friday.........Read more

One doctor for 893 patients in India: Minister

There is one doctor for every 893 patients in the country, if allopathic doctors and those practising Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy streams are considered together, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.........Read more

Study finds toxins in toothpastes

As part of the study, 11 samples each of toothpaste and soap were randomly collected from different markets in Delhi and sent to the Shriram Institute for Industrial Research.........Read more

Fashion portals like Freecultr, Zovi and Fashionara on verge of closure

Unsuccessful attempts to raise money or find buyers is forcing some of these portals, which had resorted to deep discounting to lure customers.........Read more

Lok Sabha passes Benami bill

The bill provides for confiscation of benami properties........Read more

US firm to buy Minacs for $420 million

SYNNEX Corporation, the United States-based business process services firm, on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BPO firm Minacs for a price of approximately $420 million (about Rs 2,820 crore), subject to closing........Read more

Election Commission Bars AIMIM From Contesting in Maha Civic Polls

The decision was taken after AIMIM failed to submit its tax returns and audit documents.........Read more

Indian firms most transparent among emerging market peers

Nine Indian firms—Airtel, Mahindra, Wipro, and six Tata firms—feature in Transparency International’s list of top 10 most transparent companies from emerging markets........Read more

900 Million Indians Live In Two Rooms Or Less

Most of the population lives in one room or no room, which more or less means they are homeless.........Read more

Chemicals similar to Brussels bomb found in Hyderabad house

The chemical — triacetone triperoxide (TATP) — recovered from the house of Habeeb Mohammad, can be assembled from chemicals easily available in the market. Officials said it was the group’s leader, Mo........Read more

India came out of Brexit relatively well: World Bank chief

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim said that India came out relatively well after the Brexit vote. "We very worried about the global economy and again and again I find myself saying that India is one of the bright spots," the World Bank chief said.........Read more

Dna exclusive: Pampore style terror replay in 2 days?; Intelligence agencies race against time

dna exclusive: Pampore style terror replay in 2 days?; Intelligence agencies race against time - Intel agencies race against time after intercepts from LeT control station spoke on imminent, spectacular attack........Read more

P Chidambaram attempted to give clean-chit to Ishrat Jahan: Kiren Rijiju

P Chidambaram attempted to give clean-chit to Ishrat Jahan: Kiren Rijiju - The steps taken by the UPA government, particularly during Chidambaram's time, are very unfortunate, said Rijiju.........Read more

Videocon’s debt pile worries banks

Lenders put in place corrective action plan; CARE cuts ratings on bank loans, also suspends the rating citing inadequate information on financials........Read more

How Hitler's gift to Patiala Maharaja changed hand

There were only six of these specially made cars in the world and the last of them stood unused in the garage at Motibagh Palace in Patiala.........Read more

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

The worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia, according to the report........Read more

Don't issue ownership certificates to elephant owners: SC

The Supreme Court has restrained Kerala government from issuing ownership certificates to elephant owners.........Read more