National Milk Day 2020: 5 Fun Ways To Consume Calcium-Rich Milk For Strong Bones

All our life, right from the time we can remember, we have been encouraged, coerced and sometimes forced to drink milk every day. We know for sure that milk, with all its calcium content, is very important for us. November 26 every year is marked to celebrate the importance of milk in our life. National Milk Day was found in the year 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to honour Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is known as the father of India's White Revolution. The day coincides with the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, who played a significant part in revolutionising India's dairy production, making it the largest producer of milk in the world.........Read more

Superfoods to the rescue: Here are some Indian recipes that are high on nutrition

Late last month, PM Narendra Modi announced that September will be observed as Nutrition Month every year from now. The ministry of women and child development has already started calling for traditional Indian recipes to be included in a nutrition chart. Here are some Indian recipes and superfoods that are high on nutrition.........Read more

China to Allow Airlines Back After Retaliatory U.S. Ban

China will ease a ban on flights to the country by foreign airlines on June 8, the aviation regulator said, a day after the U.S. issued an order to stop Chinese airlines from flying passengers to America. Foreign airlines excluded from an earlier plan for inbound flights can operate one international commercial passenger flight to China every week starting Monday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said Thursday. The announcement didn’t name any countries.........Read more

Full text of Trump's scathing letter to WHO chief Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus

On Monday, US President Donald Trump tweeted pictures of a letter he sent to WHO Directer General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory!" he said. Heree is the full text of the scathing letter Trump sent to the WHO chief. ........Read more

Boiler explosion at coal mine unit in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore, 7 injured

A boiler explosion at a public-sector coal mining company in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore has injured at least seven people. The explosion took place Neyveli Lignite Corporation's plant. According to the initial reports, at least seven people have been injured in the boiler explosion, out of which four are critical. Five fire tenders are at the spot trying to douse the flames. Meanwhile, top authorities of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation or NLC are rushing to the spot. Other teams of Tamil Nadu Police and fire services are on the spot and monitoring the developments.........Read more

Lokpal Member Justice AK Tripathi, Who Tested Positive for Covid-19 Last Month, Succumbs to Infection

Lokpal member Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi died of the coronavirus infection on Saturday. The former chief justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court breathed his last after suffering a cardiac arrest at New Delhi's Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre of AIIMS. He was 62. Justice Tripathi, 63, tested positive for the coronavirus last month and had been in the intensive care unit after his admission. He was on ventilator support for more than a fortnight but could not be revived, sources said. ........Read more

FIR against IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan for not joining duty amid coronavirus lockdown

A police case has been registered against Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) last August, for not joining duty as directed by the government amid the coronavirus pandemic. An FIR under the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act was registered against him on April 21 at Moti Daman police station in the Union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, police said. He is also facing a charge under section 188 of the IPC for refusing to obey a government order, said police inspector Liladhar Makwana.........Read more

AIIMS to provide tele-consultancy to registered patients from April 20

The AIIMS-Delhi has decided to provide tele-consultancy to all patients undergoing treatment at the hospital in an effort to reduce the need for them to visit the facility during the lockdown. The patients can register online and seek medical advice over the phone from April 20. An official statement said AIIMS is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but it is also conscious about the medical attention needed by non-COVID patients. AIIMS is providing tele-consultations to non-COVID patients who had previously taken appointments, ensuring social distancing is maintained and lockdown orders are not violated.........Read more

India drops anti-dumping probe against MEG imports from Saudi Arabia

India has ended an anti-dumping probe against mono ethylene glycol (MEG) imports from Saudi Arabia, while continuing investigations against Kuwait, Oman, the U.A.E. and Singapore, a government order said late on Monday. Reliance Industries Ltd, which had sought a probe in December, in February asked for the termination of investigations against imports from Saudi Arabia, the order said. MEG is a major feedstock for the polyester industry and is used to produce polyester fibres, polyester films, and resins. It is also used in the fibre treatment of textiles, the paper industry, and in adhesives, inks, and cellophane. ........Read more

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Cases In India Rise To 979, Death Count Up To 25, Says Health Ministry

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 979, according to the latest figures released by Union health ministry. These 979 COVID-19 cases include 87 cases who have been cured/discharged/migrated and 25 people who died due to the virus. There are 867 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. More than 30,000 people have died worldwide in the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally.........Read more

Trump India Visit: Do You Know Taj Mahal’s Tombs Were Cleaned For First Time in 300 Years?

US President Donald Trump, who is in India for his first state visit, was in Agra Monday morning to visit the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous monument. According to DW reports, Taj Mahal was being given a clay-pack treatment. This is the first time the replicas of the graves were cleaned since their installation more than 300 years ago. The treatment involved the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water. Even the famous Taj Mahal tombs were given a special clay pack treatment (multani mitti) in honor of Donald Trump’s visit. The Yamuna river which flows behind the Taj Mahal has also received 17 million litres of water. The clay is used to preserve the colour of the monument.........Read more

Won't Block NPR in Maharashtra, Says Uddhav Thackeray; Takes Stand Against NRC

“The CAA and the NRC are different and NPR is different. No one has to worry if the CAA gets implemented. NRC is not there and will not be implemented in the state,” Thackeray said in a tweet in Hindi. NPR will happen in the state as there is nothing controversial about it, he said, adding he will not allow NRC implementation. “If NRC is implemented, it will affect not only Hindus or Muslims but also Adivasis. NPR is a census, and I don’t find that anyone will be affected as it happens every 10 years,” he said.........Read more

Xenobots are here: Tiny bio-robots inside your veins may heal you & will definitely be weaponized by West to take out ‘bad guys’

These are biological robots less than a millimetre wide, that can move, release a payload and repair themselves. Grown from stem cells (cells that can turn into any type of body cell) that were cut into specific shapes designed by a supercomputer, they can swim inside the human body for weeks on end, working together to achieve a task.........Read more

P Chidambaram gets bail from Supreme Court in INX Media case 105 days after his arrest in August

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail in the INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The case was heard by a bench of justices R Banumathi, AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy. Chidambaram has been in custody for 105 days since his dramatic arrest televised live by a team of Central Bureau of Investigation officers late on August 21.........Read more

'765 Arrested in Valley in 190 Incidents of Stone-Pelting Since August 5,' MHA Informs Lok Sabha

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) answered several questions in the Lok Sabha over law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370, including informing the lower house that more than 750 people have been arrested there since August 5.........Read more

Indian, Chinese troops end face-off after talks in Ladakh

Ahead of a massive military exercise planned along the China border by India, soldiers of Indian and Chinese Army were engaged in a face-off near the northern bank of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh but disengaged after talks between the two sides there. Both the sides stake claim over the more than 130 km which extends between both India and Chinese controlled Tibet area. "There was a face-off between the two armies but it got over after the delegation-level talks between two sides," Indian Army said in a statement. "The face-off is over now and it had de-escalated and disengaged fully after delegation-level talks yesterday," Indian Army said.........Read more

Isro chief Sivan breaks down as PM Modi hugs him after moon landing glitch

K Sivan, the chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was downcast after the space agency lost contact with Chandrayaan 2 lander ‘Vikram’ just when its descent to moon was initiated and despites words of motivation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi he could not fight back his tears. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged and consoled a teary eyed Sivan outside the mission operations complex after his address to the scientists and the nation. The PM too appeared emotional.#WATCH PM Narendra Modi hugged and consoled ISRO Chief K Sivan after he(Sivan) broke down. #Chandrayaan2 “Last night, I understood your frame of mind, the look in your eyes said a lot. That is why I did not stay here for long. We might not have reached the lunar surface as planned... You came as close as you could, stay steady and look ahead. We are full of confidence when it comes to our space programme the best is yet to come.” After his address the Prime Minister went around shaking hands with scientists with words of encouragement, asking them to look ahead and not lose heart.........Read more

4 men caught lurking outside CBI chief Alok Verma's house, claim to be IB officials

Delhi Police on Thursday morning detained four people outside the residence of CBI director Alok Verma, a day after he was divested of charge. They were caught snooping outside Verma’s CBI House residence on Janpath.........Read more

Junior shooters deliver two gold for India at ISSF World Championships

There was no stopping the golden run of India’s junior shooters with Hriday Hazarika claiming the men’s 10m air rifle top honours before the women’s team combined for a new world record and gold at the ISSF World Championships........Read more

Uttarakhand: Five boys, aged 9 to 14, rape minor after watching porn

Five boys, aged between 9 and 14, have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping an eight-year-old girl after watching pornography on the mobile phone of the elder brother of one of the accused at Sahaspur, around 25 km from Dehradun.........Read more

No decision on spouses of H-1B visa holders as Trump admin misses H4 deadline

The Trump administration has failed to meet its deadline for the second time this year to issue a notification with regard to its decision on terminating work authorisation of H4 visa users, who are spouses of H-1B visa holders.........Read more

Eleven members of a family found dead at a house in Delhi's Burari

In a shocking incident, bodies of eleven members of a family were found at a house in Delhi's Burari area early on Sunday morning. Ten bodies were found hanging and blindfolded, while a 75-year-old woman's body was found on the floor........Read more

Vijay Mallya summoned by PMLA court on August 27 under new Fugitive Ordinance

A special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court on Saturday summoned embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya on August 27 under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018.........Read more

India welcomes global body move to put Pak on 'grey list' for terror funding

India welcomed the decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place Pakistan under its "grey list" and hoped that the action plan suggested by the global watchdog will be complied with by the country in a time-bound manner........Read more

Army of ex-servicemen to protect Ganga, patrol ghats

Army of ex-servicemen will protect the Ganga, keep it clean, stop people from throwing trash into its water and patrol its ghats. The Indian Army is raising a battalion of 532 ex-servicemen named ‘Ganga Task Force’, including nine officers and 29 JCOs.........Read more

Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap is now a Bollywood actor, shares his film’s poster

Former Bihar health minister and Lalu Prasad’s elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, has announced his movie debut in a Hindi film titled Rudra - The Avatar.........Read more

The MSPCR has issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for uploading a video that showed two minors being stripped and assaulted in Wakadi village in Jalgaon.

The Commission has given Gandhi 10 days to respond to the notice demanding why the faces of both children were revealed. The notice was issued following a complaint on June 19 by Chirabazar resident Amol Jadhav who objected to Gandhi’s video that revealed identity of both minors.........Read more

Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon die.

Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon die.........Read more

UK snubs Indian students but gives visa boost to techies, teachers

The changes in the tier-2 visa category could open up thousands of slots for other professionals now that doctors and nurses have been exempted from the controversial annual cap of 20,700 visas. ........Read more

'Freedom 251' Maker Ringing Bells Founder Mohit Goel Arrested

The founder of Ringing Bells, Mohit Goel has been arrested by Delhi police on Sunday evening. Ringing Bells offered world's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251'.........Read more

Thunderstorms, Lightning Claims 63 Lives Across Country; Odisha, Uttar Pradesh Worst Hit

Saturday's thunderstorm uprooted trees and snapped electricity lines and left a string of destruction across India.........Read more

Apple accused of stealing logo; could cough up $200K fine to startup

Apple was sued by a blockchain startup over copying their logo. Surprisingly, the logo of the startup, called Shift, also has a similar looking shape, which resembles Shortcuts. ........Read more

Archbishop's Letter on Modi Creates Storm

Stroking a major controversy, Delhi Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto has written an 'open letter' to Christian community asking them to offer prayers and observe a day of fast on every Friday for "new government" in 2019. ........Read more

Indian Govt. Made 17,262 Requests For Facebook Data As Per Their Transparency Report!

As per the report, Indian Govt. made 17262 requests to Facebook, seeking Facebook data of users. After the US, India is the country with the maximum number of such requests. Overall, globally, there were 82,341 requests made to Facebook, seeking users’ data for various purposes.........Read more

Surrey confirm Kohli deal as India's captain gets licence to warm up for England

Surrey have confirmed the signing of India's captain Virat Kohli for the month of June so ending months of anticipation that he would use the county circuit to warm up for the Test series against England in August. Kohli will be available for all Surrey cricket throughout the month, beginning with Royal London Cup 50-over matches against Middlesex - an opening match at Lord's for India's captain - and Glamorgan and three Championship matches against Hampshire (which will feature a match-up with Dale Steyn), Somerset and Yorkshire.........Read more

China removes import duties on 28 medicines; India to get boost

China has exempted import tariffs (duties) for 28 drugs, including all cancer drugs, from May 1st. Good news for India's pharmaceutical industry and medicine export to China. I believe this will help reduce trade imbalance between China and India in the future, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said in a tweet. The development assumes significance as India has time and again asked for greater market access for its goods and services, including IT, pharmaceuticals and agriculture, in the Chinese market to reduce the widening trade deficit.........Read more

Pak raises Kashmir issue at UN Committee on Information

Pakistan has raked up the issue of alleged human rights violation in Kashmir at the UN's Committee on Information to which India raised a strong objection, saying it was irrelevant to the work of the panel.........Read more

Over 12,000 sexual assault cases pending due to backlog at forensic labs

The shortage of well-equipped, hi-tech laboratories and inadequate staff strength have resulted in 12,072 DNA samples from as many sexual assault cases piling up in three of the six central forensic science laboratories (CFSLs) across India till December 2017, where they await examination, according to Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS) data. Only three of the six labs in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Kolkata have the facility to test DNA samples between them, they can only handle 600 cases a year.........Read more

BJP files complaint against TDP MLA for offensive remarks on PM Modi

A day after actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna allegedly made offensive remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lodged a complaint against him with Hyderabad police. In his complaint filed at Osmania University police station on Saturday, BJP’s Hyderabad unit president N Ramachander Rao said Balakrishna had made cheap and offensive comments against the PM at Vijayawada.........Read more

Commercial Licence no Longer Needed to Drive Taxis, Auto-rickshaws

A special commercial licence would no longer be required for driving taxis, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers (food delivery) as the government has allowed commercial drivers in these categories to use their personal driving licence. A commercial driving licence will remain mandatory for driving heavy vehicles like truck and buses.........Read more

British Airways, Lufthansa, SIA among four foreign carriers interested in Air India

Four major international airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and a Gulf Carrier are among those that have shown interest in Air India’s disinvestment. A foreign airline can have a joint venture in India provided it has a local partner with at least 51% stake and effective control. Foreign carriers forming a consortium to make a bid for Air India will need to fulfil this rule.........Read more

No special treatment for Salman Khan in jail: DIG Prisons

Actor Salman Khan, convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment in a blackbuck poaching case, will not receive any special treatment during his stay in jail, Jodhpur DIG (Prisons) Vikram Singh said. Salman Khan has been given number 106 and is lodged in ward number two. He was made to undergo medical test and has no medical issues.........Read more

International pressure mounts on Putin over poisoning of spy on UK soil

Britain and its allies say Russia was behind the attack on Skripal and his daughter, who remain in a critical condition after being poisoned in the English town of Salisbury with what London says is a Soviet-designed nerve agent. But Moscow has angrily rejected the claims and on Wednesday hosted a televised briefing for foreign diplomats at which a senior official mocked Britain's "island mentality" and "Russophobia".........Read more

Goldman Sachs pays female staff 56% less than male colleagues

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. pays female employees in the UK an average of 56% less than male colleagues, another stark example of the entrenched gender imbalances in the financial-services industry.........Read more

Govt clears Bill to deal with the likes of Nirav Modi; NFRA to regulate CAs

Offenders Bill, which provides for attaching properties of alleged fraudsters who do not respond to a summons for questioning or trial. The Cabinet also cleared a proposal, under Section 132 of the Companies Act, to set up the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) to regulate chartered accountants (CAs).........Read more

North Korean Defector Claims Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Cheerleaders Are Used as Sex Slaves

A North Korean defector has claimed that cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are being used as sex slaves for top politicians, including Kim Jong-un. The defector also said that dancers and singers were forced to undress at parties held for the Central Politburo– the main decision-making committee of North Korea. ........Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Receives Canada PM Justin Trudeau, His Family at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, who is on a 7-day visit to India, and his family at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday amid a controversy over a Sikh separatist being invited to dine with the latter. Earlier in the day, Trudeau was accorded Guard of Honour.........Read more

Ban Padmaavat or give us nod to end life, say Rajput women in Chittorgarh

In Rajasthan, at least 200 Rajput women marched with swords in Chittorgarh town for a ‘Swabhimaan’ (self-respect) rally and ratcheted up the pressure with memorandums to ban the film or give them permission to end their lives.........Read more

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu proposes Telugu quota in jobs

Addressing the inaugural function of the World Telugu Conference at LB Stadium here, he said he appreciated the efforts of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to hold the WTC in such a grand manner and applauded his recent decision to make Telugu compulsory for all students till Class XII. He said quotas must be given in government jobs for Telugus, and officials and staff working in government departments must know Telugu.........Read more

Jitesh Singh Deo Is Winner of Peter England Mr India Contest

Peter England Mr India World 2017 contest was held and Jitesh Singh Deo from Lucknow bagged the title and he will represent India at Mr World 2020. Prathamesh Maulingkar won the title of Mr India Supranational 2017 and will compete at Mr Supranational 2018.........Read more

Income Tax raided Bitcoin exchanges in Delhi Hyderabad and Bengaluru

The various teams of the sleuths of the department, under the command of the Bengaluru investigation wing, today visited the premises of nine such exchanges in the country including in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Gurugram, since early morning, cited PTI quoting official sources.........Read more

Volvo XC60 Launched In India; Priced At Rs. 55.90 Lakh

Volvo India today launched the much awaited XC60 premium SUV in the country priced at ₹ 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The new-gen Volvo XC60, which is based on the company's latest Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, comes in only one variant - 'Inscription' variant which is loaded to the brim with features.........Read more

In Just 4 Hours, Google's AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History

After being programmed with only the rules of chess (no strategies), in just four hours AlphaZero had mastered the game to the extent it was able to best the highest-rated chess-playing program Stockfish. In a series of 100 games against Stockfish, AlphaZero won 25 games while playing as white (with first mover advantage), and picked up three games playing as black. The rest of the contests were draws, with Stockfish recording no wins and AlphaZero no losses.........Read more

This lamp can detect ambient color and change its light to match

Lighting is everything in an environment, as important as the furniture you choose to fill your home with. It is, as seasoned selfie-takers say, critical for establishing a #mood. Italian product design company Digital Habits understands this and has created the Color Swing, an ambient color-detecting lamp that can change its own light to match in real time.........Read more

Tamil Nadu: IT sleuths raid 33 properties with alleged links to Sasikala clan

Income Tax officials on Tuesday carried out raids at 33 locations in Tamil Nadu, 21 of which were in its capital Chennai and 12 other across the state. The premises raided included that of Spectrum Mall’s owner, Patel group, MARG group, Milan group and Ganga foundations group.........Read more

GST Collection Drops By Rs 11,785 Crore in November, Says Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance on Monday reported a decline in the collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the month of November. The ministry, in a statement, said it registered a decline of Rs 11,785 crore in GST collections. It added that the government collected Rs 83,346 crore till November 27.........Read more

Emmy Awards 2017: Priyanka Chopra owns red carpet, ‘little Indian boy’ Aziz Ansari wins for Master of None

The 69th Emmy Awards concluded with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s Big Little Lies and Veep and FX’s Atlanta winning the ceremony’s big awards. Although most eyes on the red carpet were on Priyanka Chopra - one of the presenters. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale winning the ceremony’s big award - Best Drama Series. Other major winners include NBC’s This is Us, Netflix’s breakout hit, The Crown and HBO’s The Night Of and Big Little Lies. Science fiction western drama Westworld and NBC sketch comedy Saturday Night Live led the pack with 22 nominations apiece.........Read more

Crypto currency in India has already been down to 48%

According to data available with Zebpay, the value of the currency in India has declined from Rs 3,40,116 per unit on September 2 to hit a low of Rs 2,29,417 on September 15, indicating a fall of 48 per cent in less than two weeks. The bitcoin's almost 50 percent fall appears to be making it fall much faster that elsewhere in the globe, after a China crackdown on crypto-currencies and public remark by a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official, trashing the digital currency.........Read more

How a small-time travel agency grew into an aviation company that's now eyeing a piece of Air India

The Bird Group currently operates ground handling in seven Indian airports, including some of the country’s busiest: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kochi. Besides air transport, it also has retail stores of luxury car maker BMW and Mini Cooper in New Delhi, and owns hotels in the UK and India under the Roseate brand. In 2010, the group brought the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter brand, Segway, to India. Together, the Bird Group employs over 9,000 people in 45 offices across the world.........Read more

Patriot games at Attari-Wagah

The older we become as nation-states, the less mature we seem to have become the retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border testifies to that. Over the past 70 years, the display of respective nationalisms at the border has become far more aggressive, dramatic, and hateful. The well-choreographed hurling of the slogans “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Jio jio Pakistan” at each other not only reduces the India-Pakistan relationship to a juvenile shouting match but, more importantly, encourages people to belittle and disrespect each other’s sense of nationhood in praise of one’s own. ........Read more

Watch the strictly unofficial history of how Indian states were formed

In an Independence Day special titled The State of India, they explain how the count got its current “29 states, seven Union Territories, 1500 CCDs, three billion potholes.........Read more

Rise above politics, banish poverty: PM Modi

A day after Congress and BJP faced off in a bitterly contested Rajya Sabha vote, PM Modi suggested that all political parties could sink ideological differences to make common cause to combat ills like corruption, poverty and illiteracy. "It is the demand of the times we pledge to rid the country of some issues. This can be poverty, hunger, illiteracy or superstition," the PM told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement.........Read more

SoftBank fund said to be in talks to invest $2 billion in Flipkart

SoftBank Vision Fund, the technology investor founded by Masayoshi Son, is in talks to invest directly in India’s Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd, according to people familiar with the matter, after talks to fold SoftBank-backed Snapdeal into Flipkart fell apart.........Read more

New App “Aarambh” launched to monitor rural roads more efficiently

The road and transport of rural India have been ignored by previous governments for a long time. After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), was launched by the Govt. of India to provide connectivity to unconnected Habitations. Adding one more step to these activities, Ministry of Rural Development launched a Mobile App,"Aarambh".........Read more

Every third child bride in the world is Indian: report

The report found that there had been some improvement in the age of marriage, but that India still accounted for about 33% of all child marriages in the world. Of the married female population in India, 30.2% had been child brides. The report also found that 75% of all child marriages took place in rural areas as on 2011. The number was even higher for the period between 2007 and 2011, at 82%.........Read more

At what age should government employees retire?

Several states are considering reducing the retirement age and introducing performance evaluation and compulsory retirement for older government employees to create jobs for qualified young men and women struggling to find them.........Read more

Traffic found to be a major source of atmospheric nanocluster aerosols

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Finland has found that automobile traffic can be a major source of atmospheric nanocluster aerosols. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes how they obtained air samples from several locations in Helsinki and elsewhere and looked for extremely small traffic-originated nanocluster aerosol (NCA) particles and what they found by doing so.........Read more

Dunkirk: Christopher Nolan's period war drama to release in India on 21 July

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk will be releasing in India on 21 July. Dunkirk, which has been shot in France, Holland, Britain and Los Angeles, is being brought to India by Warner Bros Pictures.........Read more

UN Media Watchdog Slams Demands to Close Down Qatar-Based Al Jazeera

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye claimed this demand of the Saudi-led coalition against Qatar was a blow against media pluralism in the Middle East.........Read more

Mahindra clinched the first ever win in the formula E race

It was the closest-ever qualifying session in the history of the FIA Formula E Championship, as Mahindra driver Felix Rosenqvist started from third. Lucas di Grassi took the pole position by the closest possible margin, beating Lopez by just 0.001s, while Rosenqvist came third with only 0.083s off pole. The heated battery created a lot of trouble for the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver who lost his lead to the Mahindra driver, who was now trailing the Brazilian.........Read more

Researchers shed light on how our eyes process visual cues

Using advanced electrical recording techniques, researchers from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) discovered how nerve cells in the eye's retina were integral to the process.........Read more

Isro’s most powerful rocket GSLV Mk III places GSAT-19 communication satellite in orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully launched its most powerful rocket, GSLV Mk III nicknamed ‘Fatboy’, by firing a high thrust indigenous cryogenic engine in the first developmental flight and placed the country’s heaviest satellite in orbit.........Read more

Higher women's share in labour force to lift India growth rate: World Bank

India's economy could achieve double-digit growth if New Delhi pushes reforms to increase women's participation in the country's workforce, a World Bank report said on Monday. Such reforms would boost household earnings and reduce poverty, besides creating better health and education conditions for the women's children, it said.........Read more

NASA to Build Safe Landing Technology For Drones

In test flights, the technology has successfully spotted safer landing zones like swamps or drainage ditches to crash instead of on top of people's cars.........Read more

Where does the buck stop in Kumble saga?

Despite 100 per cent success rate, the BCCI called for fresh applications for the position of coach for the Indian national men's team as Anil Kumble's tenure expires after the Champions Trophy.........Read more

Reports: Real Madrid to sell one of Bale, Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo to sign €110-million striker

Los Blancos want to sign AS Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe – who is rated at a whooping €110-million – but there is a catch in their pursuit of arguably Europe’s hottest prospect in recent years. The report adds that the Santiago Bernabeu outfit will have to sell one of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo to sign the 18-year-old because Mbappe has already made it clear that he will only move if he is guaranteed playing time, and that too more than enough of it.........Read more

Bitcoin has hit a record high at $2,400 - Tech2

Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.........Read more

Saudis backing Islamabad request for Donald Trump-Nawaz Sharif meet at Riyadh summit tomorrow

Saudia Arabia maybe backing Islamabad's request for prime minister Nawaz Sharif meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a summit tomorrow in Riyadh, Pakistani media said. Sharif "will raise issue of extremism, terrorism and human rights violations" in Kashmir with Trump........Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan to launch in India on May 24

Volkswagen will launch the Tiguan SUV in India on May 24, 2017. It will be launched as a 5-seater and is expected to be offered in two variants - Comfortline and Highline.The Tiguan is based on Volkswagen ...........Read more

WiFi for students in 38 Central universities including JNU, DU, IGNOU from July 2017

Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that the students of 38 Central universities including Delhi University (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will be able to acess free WiFi from July 2017. ........Read more

President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi to attend 90th Anniversary celebrations of Essel Group today

President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 90th Anniversary celebrations of the Essel Group on Sunday, which is today. The event will mark 90 years of the Essel Group since it was set up by Jagan Nath Goenka and his brothers in 1926. The Group has spread its wings and has under them, ventures of media, entertainment, packaging, education, finance and technology.........Read more

Karnataka slips to No. 4 in governance index

The state's overall rankings were balanced out with its performance in taking care of the environment and initiatives to ensure transparency while points were scored from schemes for women and children.........Read more

Ravi Kiran now held under SC/ST Atrocity Act after Facebook post on Andhra Pradesh CM

Barely 20 days after he was detained by the Andhra police for posting ‘derogatory’ cartoons of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on a social networking site, political satirist Potuluri Ravi Kiran was arrested in Vizag on Tuesday over a “defamatory” post on Dalit TDP MLA Vangalapudi Anitha on his Facebook page Political He was booked under the SC and ST (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, 1989.........Read more

BBC Covers Baahubali Phenomenon

Inspired by the humongous worldwide success of Baahubali 2, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has mentioned the film in its prime time program. The news broadcaster said that Baahubali 2 has wreaked havoc at the US box office by clinching the 3rd place at box office last week pushing behind many major Hollywood films. Baahubali 2 is also in Top 10 in the UK with the film's Hindi and Tamil versions doing great business there. ........Read more

SBI cuts deposit rates by up to 50bps, other banks may follow

Deposits of two-to-three years maturity will now generate a return of only 6.25% annually as against 6.75% earlier. The new rates will apply only to fresh deposits and existing deposits on renewal.........Read more

New study reveals how embryonic cells make spinal cord, muscle and bone

A study from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin and the University of Edinburgh sheds new light on the cells that form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in mammalian embryos.........Read more

Kupwara attack: Civilian killed as army opens fire on protesters demanding militants’ bodies

Hours after the attack, which ended in the killings of the two militants, a civilian was shot dead when forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters demanding the bodies of the camp attackers be handed over.........Read more

Mastercard unveils biometric card to replace ATM pin with fingerprint verification

US-based company Mastercard on Thursday unveiled the new biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The technology was recently tested in South Africa in two separate trials. The card builds on fingerprint scanning technology used for mobile payments and can be employed at EMV terminals worldwide.........Read more

Sheila Dikshit slams Lovely for leaving Congress, lays blame on Delhi chief Ajay Maken

The current Delhi Congress chief (Ajay Maken) is not able to reach out to leaders as needed, which is a reason why people are leaving the party, Dikshit told........Read more

Vijay Mallya cites ‘Indian media hype’ after London arrest, govt says criminals won’t be spared

With the news of his arrest in the UK making headlines on Tuesday, Vijay Mallya said it was an “usual Indian media hype” even as New Delhi asserted it would do everything in its power to bring the business tycoon to justice.........Read more

Baahubali 2 is a gold mine even before its release

Baahubali 2 producer Arka Mediaworks has made Rs250 crore from selling pan-India distribution rights, and an additional Rs100 crore will come from sale of overseas rights for movie’s theatrical release........Read more

Cauvery: SC rejects Karnataka's review to release 6,000 cusecs water

The Supreme Court has rejected Karnataka's review plea in the Cauvery waters case. Karnataka has sought a review of the SC order directing the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka had filed a review against three orders of the court. The orders had directed the constitution of a Cauvery Water Management Board. It also sought review of the order directing Karnataka to release 6,000 cusecs of water till October 6.........Read more

RBI monetary policy takeaways: What the central bank thinks of growth, NPAs, liquidity

The credit policy was not expected to be a major event as the repo rate was not expected to be changed. But the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy statement does contain some very interesting insights which should be considered when forming a view on the economy and financial sector.........Read more

Billionaire Warren Buffett becomes face of Coca-Cola in China

The likeness of billionaire Warren Buffett is gracing Cherry Coke cans in China, where Coca-Cola's largest investor enjoys a legendary reputation. Coca-Cola announced over the weekend that a grinning cartoon portrait of the American business magnate would adorn cans and bottles of his favourite flavour after it was introduced in the country.........Read more

Virat Kohli hikes endorsement fee to Rs 5 crore/day, highest among Indian celebrities

Cricketer Virat Kohli has increased his endorsement fee to Rs 5 crore a day for new contracts, the highest charged by any celebrity in the country, possibly putting the 28-year-old in the league of international sports stars. ........Read more

Last day, last show and Regal becomes history

After entertaining generations for more than 84 years, the national capital’s classic single screen theatre, Regal, closed its operations on Thursday. The closure of the theatre was followed by an order from the New Delhi Municipal Council, which declined to provide a safety certificate to it. Recently, a few buildings had developed cracks, leading to the collapse of an under construction site in the C block of the iconic Connaught Place circle.........Read more

Abattoir of BSP neta, who wanted Prophet cartoonist beheaded, sealed

The meat-processing unit of BSP leader Yakub Qureshi, who had gained international notoriety for announcing a Rs 51-crore reward for the head of the Danish newspaper cartoonist who had drawn a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad, was sealed in Meerut on Wednesday.........Read more

Mahindra pitches its only car as a successor to the Ambassador

Mahindra wants to occupy this space vacated by the Ambassador. “Therefore, if we say that, let us focus that vehicle (Mahindra Verito) on the taxi segment alone, whether it is electric vehicle, gasoline or diesel, can we redesign that vehicle to become the next Ambassador in the taxi segment? That’s what we are working on right now,” Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra and Mahindra said.........Read more

Exploring the Universe For Magnetic Fields

In the past few decades, astronomers and geophysicists have benefited immensely from the study of planetary magnetic fields. Dedicated to mapping patterns of magnetism on other astronomical bodies, this field has grown thanks to missions ranging from the Voyager probes to the more recent Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission.........Read more

India can become largest inventory of stem cells globally

Stem cells are master cells that can develop into different cell types, such as brain cells, blood cells, etc, and organ tissues in our body. They have the capacity to heal and regenerate. This capacity makes them ideal solutions in treating conditions such as thalassaemia, leukaemia, lymphoma and other cancers. The umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells and tissue. Many parents therefore now opt to 'bank' the umbilical cord so these life-giving stem cells and tissue can be harnessed in the event of future illnesses.........Read more

Training may give you super-sized memory in 40 days: study

You can acheive a super-sized memory like that of a world champion, suggests a new study which found that the ability to perform astonishing feats of memory can be learned. After 40 days of daily 30-minute training sessions using a strategic memory improvement technique, people who had typical memory skills at the start and no previous memory training more than doubled their capacity.........Read more

Airport alert for rape-accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati, Akhilesh promises help in the case

Airports across the country were on Friday alerted about the possibility of rape-accused UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati trying to flee the country even as chief minister Akhilesh Yadav promised all help in the case.........Read more

The Interstellar Journey of an Indian Raga That Has Been Playing for 39 Years Aboard the Voyager 1

Voyager 1 is special for one other reason. On board the spacecraft is a 12-inch gold-plated copper disc with music that aims to encapsulate 5,000 years of human culture. Compiled by American astronomer Carl Sagan, the songs of Sounds Of Earth (as the album is named) echo through outer space, billions of miles from Earth. While most Indians have heard about this, few know that the album also includes a Hindustani classical music composition – ‘Jaat Kahan Ho.’ ........Read more

Watch: PM Modi, Amit Shah are 'terrorists', misleading people of Uttar Pradesh, says SP leader

Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary courted controversy by branding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as ?terrorists?, adding that they are trying to mislead voters in Uttar Pradesh to gather support for the party.........Read more

What happens to Jaya's 10,500 sarees, 750 pairs of slippers now?

However, with the court holding that a case of disproportionate assets had been made out, the assets seized in connection with the case will have to be auctioned off in order to recover the Rs 100 crore fine which had been imposed by the Supreme Court. When the case was transferred to Bengaluru, the seized materials too were brought to the city. The seized items will be sent back to Tamil Nadu which in turn in would have to auction the same to recover the fine amount.........Read more

Royal Enfield Unveiled Custom Built Classic 500 Green Fly In Spain

Ahead of the Madrid Auto Show 2017, Royal Enfield Spain commissioned a custom-built Royal Enfield Classic 500 called the 'Dragon Fly' that is an off-roader and sports a host of changes to make it look stunning and capable on different terrains as well.........Read more

Campaigning for 1st phase of UP polls ends Thursday evening

Campaigning for the crucial first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh for 73 seats will end on Thursday evening, an election official said. The seats are spread across 15 districts in the western part of the state, including Muzaffarnagar and Shamli that were singed by communal riots in 2013.........Read more

Blind Cricket World T20: Defending champions India lose to arch foes Pakistan

India lost the group stage match to Pakistan by seven wickets despite making a competitive 240-4 off 20 overs after opting to bat first.........Read more

From Growing Its Own Forest to Selling Organic Fruits, This Village Funds Its Own Development

An obscure village in the foothills of Melghat region of Amravati district in Maharashtra, Payvihir, has set an example for the country by consistently showing how communities and NGOs can work together to conserve the environment and ensure sustainable livelihood for people.........Read more

The Mastermind behind 26/11 Hafiz Saeed was house arrested in Lahore

Pakistan ordered Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest on Monday, the Jamaat said. Saeed, a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, is accused by India and the US of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.........Read more

A fading Taj and shabby museums: India spends less than 1% of its annual budget on culture and it shows

The perception of art and culture being less important is echoed in India, Asia’s third-largest economy. The country’s ministry of culture manages the conservation of monuments and heritage sites via the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), as well as running the national archives, libraries, and national museums. But though its budget has grown over the years, benefiting from India’s expanding economy, its allocation remains well under 1% of the total annual budget.........Read more

466 Million-Year-Old Space Collision Is Still Raining Shrapnel Down On Earth

Roughly 466 million years ago, something huge exploded in space and sent shrapnel raining down on Earth. It was the biggest such cataclysm to happen in our celestial neighborhood in some 3 billion years. An asteroid belt body, roughly as large as Connecticut and made of some of the most ancient material in the solar system, collided with another object and splintered into pieces. Those pieces in turn slammed into one another, creating more debris. One by one, the fragments fell toward ancient Earth, where the continents were clumped into a single, gigantic mass called Gondwana and the very first terrestrial plants were just beginning to creep onto land. At the time, those meteorites, called L chondrites, made up 99 percent of all space rocks that landed on our planet.........Read more

‘Use Aadhaar e-KYC to verify mobile users’

“Aadhaar linked e-KYC service provides a robust mechanism to verify the identity of a person electronically and instantaneously from the source itself, based on the biometrics of a person. Thus, it takes care of the issues relating to fake or forged identity proof and manual entry into the system etc".........Read more

Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting

Clashes in Yemen killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said on Sunday, as pro-government forces pushed to oust rebels from a key stretch of coastline. Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and fighting near the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait killed at least 52 fighters among Shiite Huthi rebels and allied troops loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the sources said.........Read more

DCW chief Swati Maliwal summoned as accused in graft case

Special Judge Hemani Malhotra took cognisance of the charge sheet filed against Maliwal by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in the case. "I accordingly summon Swati Maliwal for February 6 to face trial," the judge said. The court summoned her for the alleged offences under section 13 (criminal misconduct by public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. It, however, said the investigating officer (IO) has not probed as to who were the associates of Maliwal allegedly involved in the offence.........Read more

Uber to sink $50,000 each in ‘India’s brightest start-ups’ Seek Sherpa, LeanAgri, Ambe

Cab aggregator Uber on Monday said it will invest $50,000 each into three Indian start-ups—SeekSherpa, LeanAgri and Ambee. Uber held a nationwide competition to find the country’s “brightest start-ups” and selected these companies. It will also invite these companies to San Francisco,where they will get advice and guidance from top Uber executives and other venture capitalists, the company said in a statement.........Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 Image Allegedly Leaked: No Home Button, But Dual-Edge Display Design Retained

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone already has a lot riding on it after the Galaxy Note 7’s fiasco tainted the company’s reputation late last year. Thanks to a flurry of leaks, a lot of details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have already been revealed, though leaked photos have evaded us for long. But a new leaked image may finally have given us the first glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy S8.........Read more

3800-Year-Old Potato Garden Discovered in Canada

Ancient spuds recently dug up on Canada's Pacific coast are blackened and surely unedible, but are the first proof, say researchers, that North American natives tended gardens at least 3,800 years ago.........Read more

Mulayam Yadav postpones 5 January Samajwadi Party convention

Amidst the ongoing feud in Uttar Pradesh's ruling party, the convention called by SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav here on 5 January was postponed. While Shivpal gave no reasons for the abrupt cancellation of the meeting, insiders said perhaps the Mulayam camp was apprehensive of a poor turnout compared to the massive gathering at the "convention" held by Ram Gopal Yadav on Sunday.........Read more

The other Modis

There are people who believe the prime minister is too harsh on his relatives. "Narendrabhai should have had a family gathering after becoming PM like he did when he was CM in 2003," says a political analyst who has known him for many years. But the PM clearly believes that any truck with power would only corrupt their innocence. There's also the matter of his own projection as an incorruptible, nepotism-free leader. Perhaps another reason he believes the family must be kept at a distance.........Read more

NSE files for IPO with Sebi for Rs 10000 crore

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) today filed draft papers with market regulator Sebi for its much-awaited IPO, expected to be one of the biggest in recent times, with an estimated size of over Rs 10,000 crore. The initial public offer will see existing shareholders offloading 20-25 per cent shares to the public through the OFS route. The offer may give the exchange a valuation of Rs 50,000-55,000 crore, sources said, adding that the IPO itself could be worth about Rs 10,000 crore.........Read more

Watch The Real-Life Geeta And Babita Phogat Create History At The 2010 Commonwealth Games

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games final, Phogat defeated Australia's Emily Benstead to win the finals of the 55 kg category in women's wrestling. A day later at the same event, Geeta's younger sister Babita, also an important character in the film, won the silver medal in 51 kg freestyle wrestling after she lost in the final to Nigeria's Christi Nwoye.........Read more

It's official, Google smartwatches are coming in 2017

Chang said that the Google smartwatches will be powered by Android Wear 2.0. This means that the smartwatches will be the very first wearable devices to come with Android Wear 2.0.........Read more

Are you aware of Sehwagology? - The coolest religion in the world

You must have heard about the 10 commandments, but have you heard about the 10 Virendments? As the English blog Cricketwithballs writes, “Join Sehwagology (developed by Australian cricket blogger Uncle JRod), its cheaper than other religions, twice as cool, and comes with it’s own action hero.”........Read more

Its clear Chinnamma Sasikala will be the next party chief: AIADMK

After her death, there is a possibility of two power centres emerging in the party. In the long run, the person who controls the party will be the most powerful. Many experts say Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will have the support of the grassroot cadres whereas party functionaries at the district level might support Sasikala.........Read more

Benelli Tornado 302R launching in January 2017

Benelli has announced that they will introduce a fully-faired version of the TNT 300, the Tornado 302R aka BN 302R in India by mid-January 2017. Earlier speculated to be the Tornado 302R, the final name for the new offering from DSK Benelli in India will be BN 302R........Read more

SportsCafe Exclusive with Vijender Singh - They love Mike Tyson but if an Indian boxer turns professional, they question him

In a candid interview, Vijender Singh speaks to us on topics ranging from the negativity surrounding his move to pro boxing, to what is wrong with boxing in India and the life lessons he has learnt in the ring.........Read more

Maharashtra: Dalit houses in Satara attacked after murder of upper-caste girl, 36 arrested

Maharashtra: Dalit houses in Satara attacked after murder of upper-caste girl, 36 arrested - Angry over the killing of a girl belonging to the upper-caste Maratha community, a Dalit locality was attack on the outskirts of Korale Khurd village in Satara.........Read more

You no longer need internet data to use Paytm services

The company has launched a toll free number -- 1800 1800 1234 -- to enable customers and merchants without internet connection to pay and receive money instantly and also recharge their mobile phones. To use this service, users (both customers and merchants) first need to register with Paytm through their mobile number and set a 4-digit Paytm PIN. They can then enter the recipient's mobile number, amount and their Paytm PIN to transfer the money from their Paytm wallet to another Paytm wallet.........Read more

Revenge for Afzal Guru, said paper found with one of the Nagrota attackers

As the combing operations continue in Nagrota, the Army has recovered few documents which have notes written in Urdu. The documents recovered have given a lead in the case which shows that the attack was carried out to avenge the killing of Afzal Guru, who was hanged in 2013 for the attack on Parliament.........Read more

Flipkart eyes groceries, fresh push in furniture

Flipkart plans to begin experimenting with grocery sales next year and scale up operations over a three-year period, says CEO Binny Bansal........Read more

He starred in win over Pakistan — it runs in this Bhopal family

The Madhya Pradesh capital has produced a steady stream of players for decades. And one family, in particular, has played a pivotal role in ensuring that.........Read more

SC reserves its verdict on Lodha reforms after BCCI seeks more time

The Supreme Court reserved its order after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sought more time to implement the reforms by the Justice Lodha. BCCI counsel Kapil Sibal said the board has implemented several recommendations and that if they are given time, they will try to convince the State Cricket Associations to accept the recommendation, adding that they do need approval from three-fourth members.........Read more

Chhattisgarh: 57 Naxals, 297 supporters surrender before police

Altogether 57 Maoist cadres and 297 sympathisers turned themselves in before the government, police and CRPF officials at Sukma district headquarters. Seventeen of these 57 Maoists were carrying a cash reward on their heads........Read more

Aftermath of surgical strike: Pakistan bans Indian TV channels

Aftermath of surgical strike: Pakistan bans Indian TV channels - The statement came after Indian Army announced that seven terror launch pads were targeted across the Line of Control (LoC) by special forces during a surgical strike.........Read more

Indian-origin lawyer shoots 9 in US, killed by police

An Indian-origin lawyer with apparent Nazi sympathies went on an early morning rampage in US' Houston city shooting nine people on Monday before he was killed by police, according to authorities. Nathan Desai was wearing military-style clothing with Nazi symbols during the 20-minute shooting spree when he fired at passing cars. ........Read more

V Shanmuganathan sworn in as Arunachal Governor

President Pranab Mukherjee had asked Shanmuganathan to discharge the additional duty of Arunachal Pradesh after Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa was sacked.........Read more

Watch: Farhan Akhtar rocks it in Jaago song from Rock On 2

The song, along with Farhan has also been sung by Siddharth Mahadevan and composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.........Read more

This 11-Year-Old From An Odisha Slum Just Made His Dream Trip To Germany's Top Football Club

When 11-year-old Chandan Nayak landed at Germany's iconic football club Bayern Munich for a training camp last week, he had completed a long journey from his one-room home in a slum in Odisha's capital, Bhubaneswar. Nayak had overcome several odds before he was shortlisted to attend the Bayerne Munich camp.........Read more

Two-wheeler Sales July 2016: Hero MotoCorp sells 532,113 units

Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, sold 532,113 units of two-wheelers during the month of July 2016. This is a growth of 9.13% over the corresponding month las........Read more

NHRC issues notice to Telangana over botched-up eye surgeries

NHRC issued a notice to Telangana govt after seven people lost eyesight in an allegedly botched up surgery at state-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Hyderabad........Read more

Civil Rights Groups, Activists Slam MHA Action Against Indira Jaising's Lawyers Collective

As many as 36 prominent civil rights organisations and institutions, and 185 prominent activists, social workers and individuals have collectively criticised the suspension of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of advocacy........Read more

One Man Made an App to Help Farmers Get Timely Advice & Assistance from Experts around the Country

Devised by Ruchinilo Kemp, the app is helping farmers in remote villages of Udaipur district reach out to experts via text, photos and videos........Read more

Flipkart fiasco: Why start-ups may lose sheen in job market

Darling of jobseekers till recently, the start-up space may lose some sheen in the job market as management and tech graduates might prefer joining ‘safer companies’ after the Flipkart fiasco, say ex........Read more