BCCI nominates Rohit Sharma for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Speak Now The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated India vice-captain Rohit Sharma for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020. Meanwhile, the board has also nominated Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Deepti Sharma for the Arjuna Award. The Government of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports had sought invitations for the respective awards with the period of consideration beginning 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2019.........Read more

Kia Seltos Receives 5 Star Safety Rating In ANCAP Crash Test

The car has received a 5 star safety rating in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test. It should be noted that Kia launched the Seltos in Australia and New Zealand just about two months ago. While the Euro NCAP pays more attention to pedestrian protection, the ANCAP enforces stricter conditions on occupant protection. The SUV scored 85% in Adult Occupant Protection and 83% in Child Occupant Protection.........Read more

India Cautions Countries As Pakistan Sets Up "Kashmir Cells" At Embassies To Radicalise People

Pakistan had announced on August 17 that it would set up "Kashmir cells" at its embassies India has urged the international community to take action against so-called "Kashmir Desks" or "Kashmir cells" that have been set up by Pakistan at its embassies and diplomatic missions in several countries with an agenda to spread falsehood and radicalise the local population, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said.........Read more

London knife attacker Usman Khan, a terror convict who spent late teens in Pakistan

The London Bridge attacker who killed two persons in Black Friday attack was a British citizen born in the UK. He was a terror convict who had been out on parole and targeted a gathering where students and other former convicts had assembled. ........Read more

2 Truck Drivers Killed, Another Injured as Militants Set Ablaze Their Vehicles in J&K's Shopian District

Two non-local truck drivers were killed and another injured after suspected terrorists set ablaze their trucks in J&K's Shopian district. Another driver is reported missing after the incident in Chitragam Zainapora village. ........Read more

How Will You Spend Rs 25 Trillion on Agriculture, Double Farm Incomes by 2022, India Asked at WTO

The European Union asked India to explain how Modi proposed to spend Rs 25 trillion ($357.5 billion) on agriculture and rural development, doubling farmers' incomes by 2022 as part of a Rs 100 trillion, five-year infrastructure splurge. The WTO has strict rules about the size and nature of payments, and member governments keep a close watch for any competitors who might be cheating.........Read more

India slams Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its references on Kashmir

India has slammed Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its references on Kashmir in its final Communiqué at its summit in Makkah on 31 May. The OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. It is reiterated that OIC should refrain from making such unwarranted references.........Read more

'Used to be gay, beautiful women cured me': Philippine President Duterte

"I became a man again! So beautiful women cured me," Duterte said. "I hated handsome men afterwards. I now prefer beautiful women." Duterte has a history of making controversial and contradictory remarks about the LGBT community.........Read more

RBI Governor Urjit Patel steps down, Raghuram Rajan says it's a matter of great concern

Raghuram Rajan has expressed his concern over the resignation of Urjit Patel. He said, "We need to ask what was the circumstances that led to Dr Patel resigning and the government must take extreme care in how it proceeds further in its relationship with the RBI. ........Read more

Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. ........Read more

2018 Hyundai i20 automatic launched at Rs 7.04 lakh

Hyundai i20 CVT has finally made its way to the dealerships and has been priced at Rs 7.04 lakh for the Magna and Rs 8.16 lakh for the Asta variants (All prices, Ex showroom, Delhi). In the Indian market, the Hyundai Elite i20 rivals with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz.........Read more

Forbes ranks Narendra Modi ninth most powerful person in the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world, according to the Forbes 2018 list. He has been positioned at 9th on the list of 75 of the World’s Most Powerful People “who make the world turn”. Chinese President Xi Jinping has topped the list for the first time ever dethroning Russian President Vladimir Putin–who was on top for four consecutive years as the most influential person on the planet, ........Read more

MG Motors To Launch All-New SUV In India; To Rival The Jeep Compass

With the first MG Motors SUV slated for a 2019 release, we can expect the engine on the new SUV to comply with the BS-VI emission. The new SUV will rival the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.........Read more

PNB fraud: Gitanjali Group VP Vipul Chitalia sent to police custody

A Mumbai court on Tuesday sent the Vice President of Banking Operations of Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group, Vipul Chitalia to police custody till March 17. According to CBI officials, he was allegedly responsible for handling unauthorized letters of undertaking (LoUs) and letters of credit and maintaining contact with bank officials. ED to send LRs to countries like the United States, the UK, the UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and others where their companies had spread their businesses.........Read more

Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition Revealed

The Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition launch date is expected this March 2018. The Vento Sport distinguishes itself from the regular model with several additional styling features. It will be powered by a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine which produces 103bhp and 174Nm of torque which is paired with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.........Read more

Kanpur communal violence: DSP suspended, DM orders probe

The District Magistarte of Kanpur has ordered a probe into the communal violence that broke in the area during a Tazia procession to mark Muhraam on Sunday. Kanpur DSP has been suspended. Various reports said that around 30 people were injured in the clashes. Six vehicles including two cars and four motorcycles torched after tensions gripped in the areas.........Read more

Yechury warns against creation of 'Hindu Pakistan'

Reciting a couplet about communal harmony, he said a 'Hindu Pakistan' should not be created. The CPI(M) leader recounted the contribution of several communist leaders in the fight against British rule. He said a lot of people in the cellular jail were communist leaders from Bengal and Punjab.........Read more

Do you know world's top 7 Special Forces? Read about India's MARCOS

Special Forces are an elite unit which is trained to tackle many high-risk situations like terrorist threats and rescuing hostages. Do you know India's MARCOS is one of the most dangerous Special Forces in the world?........Read more

Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE Feature Phone Unveiled

Mukesh Ambani has unveiled the Jio feature phone. Akash Ambani runs a demo of the the phone. He makes a phonecall from the phone and receives a voice text message.........Read more

Guwahati lady Roshni Hassan wins Mrs United Nations 2017

Assam has done it again. Just few months after beauty queen Rishita Baruah made the North East and India proud by winning the Mrs. World second runners-up and Mrs Congeniality in Seattle, USA, the glamorous limelight has yet again fallen upon another Assam-based Roshni Hassan who returned home from Jamaica with a Mrs United Nations 2017 crown.........Read more

Housing for all by 2022? An ambitious scheme in India is showing early signs of success

In his speech on December 31, 2016, Prime Minister Modi announced a slew of measures including interest subvention of 4% for loans up to Rs 9 lakh and 3% for loans up to Rs 12 lakh taken in 2017. The number of houses being built for the poor, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural areas, was increased by 33% and interest rate subventions were announced for affordable rural housing as well.........Read more

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Unveiled In India

The new 3rd generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire drives in to replace whats been a massively successful model for the company. The previous two generations of the Swift Dzire have already sold 13.81 lakh units........Read more

Indian hacker reveals loophole in Uber app for lifetime of free rides

A hacker from Bangalore, in India, has uncovered a security loophole in the famous Uber app, which allows anyone to get lifetime of free rides. Yes, you heard it right — never pay Uber for your rides, ever!........Read more

Leftover Food From the Oscars Was Used To Feed Hundreds Of People. All Thanks To Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto, actress and activist, teamed up with Copia, a San Francisco-based company, to ensure all those leftover appetizers, desserts and salmon dishes went to good use. The leftover food was delivered to various Los Angeles communities in need.........Read more

How 5 Friends Turned an Abandoned House in Kolkata Into a Unique Café for the LGBTQ Community

"We wanted a space where LGBTQ folk felt comfortable being themselves." “We scraped off cement splattered walls, painted them ourselves as much as we could before seeking professional help. Since we are all students and technically not soundly employed, monetarily it was difficult. We’ve put our life savings into this because it wasn’t just the décor. We had to arrange for a fridge, an oven, gas and stove among many other things. All of us divided our duties, did what we did best individually.........Read more

AAP to campaign against BJP in UP, not to contest polls

Taking its fight against BJP to newer pastures, Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal will "actively campaign" against the saffron party in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, though it will not enter the electoral arena.........Read more

10 days of rain wipes out four years of drought in Marathwada. Now it’s a deluge

CELEBRATIONS are on in Marathwada. It’s been raining for nearly 10 days now, and the region till recently in the news for a water train is marking the end of four years of drought with sweets, drums and photos next to overflowing dams. While delighted, officials now have a different problem on their hands: eight people have died in the past few days in Beed due to water-related incidents. Villages have got inundated, and in Beed, the NDRF had to be called in for help.........Read more

No meaningful roles for a heroine in south: Samantha

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has blockbusters such as “Theri”, “A...Aa” and “Janatha Garage” to her credit this year, rues that there are no meaningful roles for a southern heroine and that it’s........Read more

Samsung officially recalls Note 7 after US agency weighs in

The US safety agency says Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the US, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage.........Read more

Chikungunya can't cause deaths, it's on Google: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

The Aam Aadmi Party leader said residents of Delhi did not need to panic, and should only go to a hospital if they experience symptoms of the disease.........Read more

What is Apple's iPhone 7 Plus dual lens camera and how does it work?

Yes, this is Apple's first smartphone to offer to feature two rear cameras instead of one, each with 12MP sensors: one standard wide angle 12MP lens alongside another new telephoto lens.........Read more

Paytm parent to spin off e-commerce business

One97 Communications creates new entity Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd, which will control the firm’s online retail business........Read more

IITs to increase student intake by nearly 40% to 1 lakh

IIT council headed by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar also decided on a scheme for IITians to enrol for research at a monthly fellowship of about Rs60,000........Read more

Why Congress is declining

Many of its backers have switched to the Modi-led BJP with the leader exhibiting a charisma that no other can match.........Read more

Dummy candidates for a price: India Today busts racket of election fixers in Uttar Pradesh

An extraordinarily wide choice of candidates, deceptively similar symbols and namesakes on your electronic voting machines and some visibly extravagant campaigns in your constituencies can be far from a coincidence.........Read more

Will Hindutva Card Help Raj Thackeray In His Existential Crisis?

Why is MNS suddenly turning towards “soft-Hindutva”? Will change in stand help the demoralised party cadre?........Read more

New evidence suggests bigger 100 kWh battery for Tesla Model S and Model X

New evidence has emerged that Tesla is preparing to release a 100 kWh battery option for its Model S and Model X cars. Both vehicles currently offer 90 kWh batteries as their largest capacity, and...........Read more

Apple planning to release new 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017: report

Apple is reportedly planning to release a trio of new iPads in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad. This is according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,...........Read more

3,000 seats in top colleges stay vacant in Hyderabad institutes

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority had conducted six rounds of counselling earlier.........Read more

Telangana plans special law to provide 12 per cent quota for Muslims, STs

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said a special session of the Legislature would be convened for the purpose.........Read more

Here's Why the Nissan GT-R Could Be the Game Changer for India

It's the car that can put Lamborghini Aventador to shame with a (relative) budget and its coming to India.........Read more

The GST Impact: What Gets Cheaper, What Gets Steeper

Despite the continued wrangling and the adoption of diametrically opposite views by different political camps, all eyes are now on the boons and banes of the long-stalled Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment bill........Read more

Uttar Pradesh has its own air plan for intra-state connectivity to five cities

Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government is inviting proposals from air service operators for intra-state connectivity to five cities — Agra, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Allahabad.........Read more

Amir Khan Warns He Will 'Ruin Vijender Singh's Career'

Since India's Vijender Singh won his WBO Asia-Pacific title, talks about him taking on Pakistani origin British boxer Amir Khan have only gone louder. Vijender has shown interest to fight Amir and now the British-Pakistani boxer responds to Vijju's challenge. latest Boxing news........Read more

Never Give Up Said Babu Moshai: The Rise & Fall of Rajesh Khanna

Intermittently, he would play against his popular image. Think of the desperado on-the-run in Ittefaq, the serial killer of Red Rose, the macho truck driver of Dushman, and the more-salt-than-pepper patriarch of Avatar. He wasn’t always the lover boy........Read more

Potentially giant earthquake building up under India, Bangladesh: study

Some 140 million people live within 62 miles (100 km) of the potential epicenter in eastern India and in Bangladesh, the world’s most densely populated country and among the poorest, the study said.........Read more

CO2 Levels Breach 400 ppm, To Remain For Our Lifetime

Smoke rises from a chimney of a garbage processing plant on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. The record CO2 rise–3.1 ppm against the annual average of 2.1 ppm–this year has both natural and human origins.   CO2 concentration levels in the atmosphere have risen........Read more

Undisputed King Of Indian Cinema

Salman Khan has once again taken box office by storm and is showing who the real 'Sultan' of Indian cinema is.........Read more

Docs wary of discussing patient details

Until a severe stroke sent him to a neurological intensive care unit in December 2014, Ernest Kohn was a particularly vibrant 90-year-old, still teaching a graduate economics class at Queens College.........Read more

All in a day: Delhi man takes car on rent, sells it, steals it the same night

Mintoo Kumar, 28, a BCA graduate, took a car on rent, sold it on a e-commerce site posing as the car owner and then stole it the same night from its new owner.........Read more

India test-fires new surface-to-air missile from defence base off Odisha coast

The system also includes a multi-functional surveillance and threat alert radar (MF STAR) for tracking, detection and guidance of the missile.........Read more

Lower-fat chocolate is now possible thanks to electrical engineering

Physicists at Temple University in Philadelphia have come up with a novel approach to manufacturing chocolate that could allow for a lower fat content. Current techniques rely on a relatively high...........Read more

Vijay Mallya's assets attached in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth Rs.1,411 crore of of businessman Vijay Mallya and UB (Holding) Ltd in connection with money laundering investigations in the IDBI Bank loan d........Read more

New theory to explain why some fault segments remain quiet between quakes

(—A pair of researchers with the California Institute of Technology has developed a new theory to explain why some fault segments, such as parts of the San Andreas Fault, remain seismically silent between quakes. In their paper published in the journal Science, Junle Jiang and Nadia Lapusta describe their theory and how they tested it.........Read more

How the Left Can Get Out of Its Rut

The Left can hardly survive by accepting the scenario established by globalisation and offering resistance with piecemeal struggles against neoliberal programmes and policies.........Read more

Cook crosses 10,000 Test runs mark

Alastair Cook has become the first England batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs, after reaching the milestone on the fourth afternoon of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street........Read more

Open to idea of free internet, says Trai chief - Times of India

TRAI chief RS Sharma has said he is open to the idea of internet content being provided free of cost or at discounted rates. Sharma said the proposal, which is at a consultation stage, does not violate net neutrality and is not in variance with TRAI's February order prohibiting differential tariffs, since the data access has to be open to subscribers of all mobile operators.........Read more

Amaravati’s first major attraction almost ready

The Iskcon temple is coming up with the construction of 108 mandaps in the South Indian style. And also,It is also being build up in the Rajasthani ar........Read more

P Vijayan to be next Kerala CM, formal announcement later today

CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayanhas been chosen as next Chief Minister of Kerala, a day after the marxist party-led LDF romped home to power in the Assembly polls, according to reports.........Read more

Antonov AN-225 Mriya, world’s largest cargo plane, lands in Hyderabad

The wide body aircraft is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes, a statement said.........Read more

FIR filed against Hooda for plot sale to Herald parent firm

A case has been registered against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for plot sale to National Herald parent firm.........Read more

In Parliament, BJP set to target Robert Vadra on Monday

Last week, Somaiya had attacked the Congress leadership in Parliament over the VVIP chopper scam.........Read more