Nepal’s archaeological department plans excavation in Thori after Oli claims it as real Ayodhya

Nepal’s archaeological department plans to start studies and excavation in Thori in the country’s south after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s claim that its the “real birthplace” of Lord Ram, according to a media report on Thursday. Several top Nepalese political leaders from different parties have slammed Oli for making “senseless and irrelevant” remarks that Lord Ram was born in Thori near Birgunj and the real Ayodhya lies in Nepal. They have asked him to withdraw his controversial statement. Following Oli’s remarks, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has been discussing a possible archaeological study in the area with different ministries, My Republica newspaper reported.........Read more

China warns UK 'interfering' in Hong Kong affairs will 'backfire'

China has warned the United Kingdom about interfering in Hong Kong's affairs after the former colonial power promised to give sanctuary to locals who may flee the city if a controversial security law is passed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote in an opinion piece on Wednesday that he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China enacted its planned national security law that was approved by the parliament last week. China's foreign ministry accused the UK of having a colonial mentality with its historical link to Hong Hong stemming from "aggressive and unequal treaties".........Read more

Salary Cuts Imminent: Deloitte Says 27 of the Top 100 Firms on NSE Can't Sustain Wage Bill

As many as 27 out of the top 100 companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) will not be able to sustain current wage bill if their revenue dip by 30 per cent or more due to a nationwide lockdown and imminent salary cuts, a Deloitte study said. Given the slowdown in general consumption across all levels, companies must evaluate their ability to pay salaries, said Deloitte, which conducted a study of the top 100 companies listed on the NSE in terms of market capitalisation. ........Read more

Centre announces compensation of Rs10 lakh to all postal employees in case of COVID-19 death

As the postal department continues to work during nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the government has extended compensation of Rs 10 lakh to all employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) if they succumb to COVID-19 while on duty. The Department of Posts comes under essential services under the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the lockdown. The 21-day lockdown which expired on April 14 has been extended further till May 3. ........Read more

NASA sets launch date for SpaceX U.S. manned mission to space station

NASA on Friday set a launch date of May 27 for its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in nearly ten years. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX, will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket from Florida - marking the company’s first mission carrying humans aboard. ........Read more

3,336 Indians infected by coronavirus in 53 countries: Govt sources

A total of 3,336 Indians in 53 countries were infected by the coronavirus while 25 lost their lives due to the disease, government sources said on Thursday.They said Indians stranded abroad will have to be patient as the government is not evacuating them as part of a larger policy decision to check spread of the virus in the country. The sources said India has decided to supply anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to 55 countries on commercial basis as well as grants.........Read more

New drug target found for COVID-19

CSGID scientists mapped the atomic structures of two critical SARS-CoV-2 proteins in a complex called nsp10/16. The two proteins modify the genetic material of the virus to make it look more like the human RNA, allowing it to avoid host anti-viral defenses and giving it time to multiply. The researchers believe if a drug can be developed to inhibit nsp10/nsp16, the immune system should be able to detect the virus and eradicate it faster. ........Read more

Hong Kong finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested “weak positive” for the virus, though they added they did not yet have evidence that it can be transmitted to pets. The dog did not have any symptoms. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said it will conduct further tests to confirm if the dog had been infected with the virus or if the samples were only the result of environmental contamination.........Read more

I Pray For Early Release Of Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah And Farooq Andullah: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that he is praying for the early release of three former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir from their detention and hoping that they will contribute to normalizing situation in Kashmir. Dozens of politicians, including three former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti of People's Democratic Party (PDP) -- were placed under preventive detention soon after the Modi government reorganized and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories on August 5 last year. ........Read more

‘Can trade onion, tomatoes then why not play cricket’: Shoaib Akhtar on India-Pakistan bilateral series

“We can play Davis Cup, we can play Kabaddi with each other then what’s wrong with cricket? I understand India can’t come to Pakistan, Pakistan can’t go to India but we play Asia Cup, Champions Trophy on neutral venues, can’t we do the same for bilateral series?” Akhtar asked in his youtube channel. “If you want to cut the ties then stop the trade, stop playing Kabaddi. Why only cricket? Whenever it’s cricket we make it political, it is very disappointing. We eat onions and tomatoes, we exchange pleasantries then why can’t we play cricket?” He added.........Read more

RailTel to continue providing free WiFi service at railway stations

"We entered into a 5 years contract with google for supporting us with setting up Wi-Fi at 415 stations only and the contract is going to expire on May 2020. However, RailTel will continue to provide uninterrupted WiFi service, with same speed and network quality, to passengers at these 415 stations after May 2020 as well. We sincerely value the support we received from Google in this journey," the statement read. On Monday, Google had announced that it will discontinue its 'Station' program as mobile data prices have become extremely cheap in India.........Read more

LPG Price Hike: How to Set Up a Biogas Plant, Cut Costs by Up To 80%

According to Indian Oil, which supplies 30 lakh Indane cylinders per day, a 14.2 kg cylinder will now cost Rs 858.5. In Mumbai, the cost of the cylinder has gone up by Rs 145, while Kolkata and Chennai have increased it by Rs 149 and Rs 147 respectively. To avoid overspending on LPG cylinders, you can opt for an alternative which is not only cheaper but also safer and environment-friendly–a biogas plant. Biogas is a mixture of oxygen, methane, and carbon dioxide produced from organic, kitchen, green and/or food waste.........Read more

PAN to Become Inoperative After March 31 if Not Linked With Aadhaar | All You Need to Know

The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar have been extended several times in the pat. Now it has been extended to March 31, 2020, after which PAN will become inoperative, the Income Tax department has said. Persons whose PANs become inoperative shall be liable for all the consequences under the I-T Act for not furnishing, intimating or quoting the permanent account number. About 17.58 crore PANs are yet to be linked with the 12-digit biometric ID.........Read more

Tanya Abraham's Eating with History unveils Kerala's wide culinary repertoire through 100-plus recipes

In her book Eating with History: Ancient Trade-Influenced Cuisines of Kerala, the author charts the culinary journey of growing up in a society influenced by multiple cuisines and belonging to parents of two different Christian communities. The book consists of a little over 100 recipes, and most of these were handed down in families with influences from the Paradesi and Malabari sects, Syrian Christians, Muslims, Anglo-Indians, Latin Catholics, among others. While some of the Latin and Syrian recipes are from her family recipe books, the rest were scouted and sourced.........Read more

Chinese government rolls out coronavirus 'close contact detector' app

China has rolled out an app that lets people check whether they have been in close contact with someone infected by the coronavirus. The “close contact detector,” as BBC puts it, notifies users if they have had exchanges with any individuals who have been confirmed or suspected of carrying the virus. All users need to do is scan a QR code with an app like Alipay or WeChat. People at risk are then advised to stay at home or inform local health authorities. ........Read more

Ayodhya: Cabinet Clears Ram Temple Trust, PM Modi Announces in Lok Sabha

The Union Cabinet has cleared the setting up of the Ram Temple Trust to implement the Ayodhya verdict of the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha. “We have readied a scheme for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. A trust has been formed which is called Sri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra,” the PM said.........Read more

Phonepe ATM To Give Cash To Users Through UPI Payments

The UPI-based cash withdrawals is available through PhonePe's merchant network It has partnered with 75K stores and sellers in Delhi NCR to start with Withdrawal limit is set at INR 1000 per day. PhonePe has launched this service in Delhi NCR only, however, the company has plans to provide this facility in other cities as well.........Read more

'Irreparable Damage': UN Top Court Orders Myanmar to Prevent Rohingya Genocide

Reading out the judgement, the UN top court’s Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf upheld the so-called provisions stating that the “Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable”, and that the country had caused “irreparable damage” to their rights. The court added that the ruling was binding and creates “international legal obligations” as applicable on Myanmar.........Read more

Not going back on CAA, those protesting may continue: Amit Shah

Even as protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continue in various parts of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday said the government won’t step back on the contentious legislation. Addressing a rally in Lucknow, Shah said, “I want to say it again that the government is not going back on the CAA. Those who want to protest may continue doing so.” Asserting that the law has nothing against the citizens of the country, Shah hit out at the Opposition parties for spreading “lies” about the CAA. ........Read more

The next big privacy scare is a face recognition tool you've never heard of

It’s a Peter Thiel-funded company called Clearview AI, and its service matches faces from images you upload with those in its database of some three billion photos. These pictures have been scraped from ‘millions’ of websites, including Facebook, YouTube, and Venmo. In addition to having a massive database, Clearview AI also boasts the ability to match faces even when you upload imperfect pictures, i.e. taken at odd angles or from a height, like from a surveillance camera.........Read more

"Not As Large-Hearted As...": Nirbhaya's Father On Forgiving Convicts

Nirbhaya's father said senior lawyer Indira Jaising should be "ashamed" of herself for suggesting pardon for the four death row convicts in his daughter's gangrape case and said his family isn't as "large-hearted" as Congress leader Sonia Gandhi. He also demanded an apology from Ms Jaising, who is known for her stand against capital punishment. In a tweet on Friday, Ms Jaising said while she fully identifies with the pain of Nirbhaya's mother, she urges her "to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn't not (did not) want the death penalty for her". "We are with you but against death penalty,"........Read more

Mastercard Plans $1 Bn Investment To Build Tech R&D For India

Mastercard has been focusing on scaling up India business through various capabilities. The payments giant launched Team Cashless India in October 2019. The initiative is aimed at accelerating the acceptance and adoption of digital payments among merchants in the country. The company will work with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), acquirer banks and fintech companies to promote digital payments acceptance infrastructure and its presence in the country.........Read more

Golden Globes 2020: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Fleabag win big; full winners list out

The 77th Golden Globes Award, honouring the best out of Films and Television shows, was presented on Sunday, December 5, 2020. While Fleabag and Chernobyl won most awards in the Television segment, Once Upon A Time won big in films. ........Read more

Norwegian national asked to leave India for role in anti-CAA protest

“Janne-Mette Johannson was asked to leave India because she violated visa rules by participating in a protest. She agreed to the same in the questioning yesterday and was intimated in person today to leave the country. She will be leaving today,” Kochi FRRO Anoop Krishnan said. The 74-year-old, who is on a tourist visa, had reached Kochi on December 17. ........Read more

India and Australia best Test match teams in world: Michael Vaughan

"I will be dead honest about the ICC rankings. I think they are absolute garbage," Vaughan was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald. "I have no idea how - New Zealand have won plenty of series over the course of the last two years - but for them to be second, and where it stands out for me that the rankings can't be right is that England in Test match cricket are third (now fourth), and England for three or four years have struggled in Test match cricket, particularly overseas."........Read more

Amaravati Farmers Write to Prez, PM against Jagan Govt's Proposal to Develop Three Capitals in Andhra

Farmers of the Amaravati Capital Region in Andhra Pradesh have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention in the YSR Congress government’s proposal to set up three capitals in the state. Farmers have been protesting ever since Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced last week the government's proposed three-capital formula and an expert panel has submitted a report in this regard. The two places where the government wants to develop as capitals are Vishakhapatnam and Kurnool. ........Read more

Gollapudi Maruthi Rao - King of the Telugu literature

Gollapudi Maruthi Rao - The name itself reminds us of a great actor, realistic writer, theatre actor, and screenwriter/playwright ever. Prominently known for his Telugu movies, vintage novels and his unmatched Telugu literature, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao passed away today in Chennai at the age of 80. For his immense talent and one of its kind human being, 80 years seems to be real short and we miss him dearly.........Read more

‘There’s no Cause For Undue Concern,’ HDFC Bank Assures Customers Over Technical Glitch

“Due to a technical glitch, some of our customers have been having trouble logging into our NetBanking and MobileBanking App. Our experts are working on it on top priority, and we’re confident we’ll be able to restore services shortly,” the HDFC Bank said in a tweet. Expressing regret for the inconvenience caused to the customers, the bank said there’s no cause for undue concern. ........Read more

'Real Growth Rate is 1.5%', Claims BJP's Swamy; Says PM Needs 'Yes Men'

Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that the Union Finance Minister  ‘doesn’t know any economics’. Swamy, a Harvard-trained economist, also claimed that PM Modi’s advisors were too afraid to tell him the truth. “The Prime minister knows nothing about it. He is being told ‘wonderful growth rate."........Read more

90 More Students, Mostly From India, Arrested From Fake US University

US Federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 90 foreign students, mostly from India, enrolled in a fake university established by the United States government to check immigration fraud.........Read more

‘LA’ number plates for Ladakh vehicles

The ministry of road transport and highways in a notification amended the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 to insert the new vehicles registration tag for the Union Territory.........Read more

J&K leaders refuse to sign release bonds

PDP’s Naeem Akhar, a former legislator and minister; PC chief Sajad Lone, a former legislator and minister, and J&K PM chief Shah Faesal, an IAS topper who quit his job join politics earlier this year, “have repeatedly refused to sign a bond for their release.”........Read more

Pegasus is Not Just a 'WhatsApp Hack', and Its Implications are Far More Serious

Once it was installed, it could gain access to anything, essentially reading every chat and webpage that a user opened. Pegasus was also cleverly designed, wherein it did not cause spikes in data usage, or drain battery excessively, or even take up too much space.........Read more

J&K: 2 Jawans Martyred After Pak Violates Ceasefire; Indian Army Attacks Terrorist Camps Inside PoK

Two Army jawans were martyred after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. A civilian was also killed and three others were injured, and a house and a rice godown was completely damaged.........Read more

ISRO in partnership mode for Gaganyaan’s Dec launch

Gaganyaan, India’s first manned spaceflight scheduled for December 2021 launch. Three Indians, selected by the Indian Air Force (IAF), will eventually be part of the mission. Ending speculations, Russian agency Roscosmos had announced recently that four candidates for the mission will be trained at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Centre. ISRO had inked a deal with the Russian space agency, Glavkosmos, to activate the training programme. Moving ahead, talks are now on to supply space suits, crew seats and windows for the selected astronauts. Prime minister had set a 2022 deadline for ISROto put the Indian manned mission in space. Indo-Russian partnership talks are also on for Gaganyaan’s crew rescue system, satellite navigation and engine technology for the GSLV Mk III launcher that will take the mission aboard. Before ISROundertakes the actual manned mission, two unmanned trial missions will be launched. The first of this is scheduled for December 2020 and the second onein June 2021. The Rs 10,000-crore mission will see a three-member crew blast off aboard Gaganyaan, to be positioned at a low earth orbit of 300 to 400 km. Staying there for about a week, the astronauts will be tasked with conducting a series of microgravity experiments.........Read more

Railways' Made Rs 1,377 Crore From Ticketless Travellers, Reveals RTI

Railways’ earnings from fines on ticketless travellers have gone up by around 31% in the last three years, an RTI has found. Efforts to curb ticketless travel have resulted in the Indian Railways earning a revenue of Rs 1,377 crore in fines between 2016 and 2019, it said. In 2018, a Parliament Railway Convention Committee, which inspected the railways’ financial report of 2016-17, had expressed concern over the loss of revenue due to ticketless travel. Following this, the railway board directed its zonal railways to intensify the drive against ticketless travel across the country and fixed annual targets for every TTE. According to the RTI, which was filed by a Madhya Pradesh-based activist, in 2016-2017, the railways recovered Rs 405.30 crore in fines from ticketless travellers, while the following year, they recovered Rs 441.62 crore. In 2018-2019, the amount recovered was Rs 530.06 crore.........Read more

Amrapali case: Give forensic audit report to ED, police, ICAI, orders SC

The Supreme Court Monday ruled that forensic audit report should be given to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Delhi police and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for action against Amrapali directors and auditors. It also ordered disbursement of Rs 7.16 crore to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for completion of stalled projects under Amrapali group of companies and told Noida and Greater Noida authorities to set up nodal cell to provide completion certificates to home buyers. The SC bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit also directed the authorities to depute one officer not below the rank of deputy manager to coordinate with senior advocate R Venkataramani in dealing with the affairs of Amrapali. It scheduled the matter on September 11 for further hearing. The apex court last month had cancelled the registration of all Amrapali group of companies under the Real Estate Regulatory Authority and the lease of its properties granted by Noida and Greater Noida authorities. The court also asked the Enforcement Directorate to conduct a detailed investigation against the group for diverting homebuyers’ money. The SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had then directed NBCC to complete the unfinished housing projects in Noida and Greater Noida and handover these to homebuyers.........Read more

Auto companies in India cut more jobs, halt production to tackle slowdown

With India’s auto sales declining for the ninth straight month in July, more automotive manufacturers are laying off workers and temporarily halting production to keep costs in check, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters. Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor are the latest in a string of companies to halt production at plants to combat slumping sales, according to company memos to employees, reviewed by Reuters. Passenger vehicle sales in July fell at the fastest pace in nearly two decades. The sales declines have triggered major job cuts in India’s auto sector, with many companies forced to shut down factories for days and axe shifts. Sources have told Reuters that even more companies have now begun to lay off temporary workers as the slowdown worsens. Denso Corp’s India unit, which makes powertrain and air-conditioning systems for cars, has laid off about 350 temporary workers at its Manesar plant in north India, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bellsonica, which is part-owned by India’s biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki and makes fuel tanks and brake pads, has also let more than 350 workers go in Manesar, two sources said. Denso did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bellsonica could not immediately be reached. Reuters earlier this month reported automakers, component manufacturers and dealers had already cut 350,000 jobs. ........Read more

Retirement age for Central Forces staff fixed at 60

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), irrespective of rank, at 60 years. According to an order by the MHA, the retirement age will be applicable to personnel of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and regular cadre of the Paramilitary component of the Assam Rifles (AR). The retirement age will come into immediate effect from today. The MHA had to fix an age for retirement after the High Court of Delhi in a case between Deputy Commandant (ITBP) Dev Sharma vs Union of India (UOI) directed it to arrive at a retirement age which would be common to all CAPFs and also the date from which it would become applicable. ........Read more

In Big Relief for Indian Techies, US Says No Plans to Cap H-1B Visa Program Over Data Storage Debate

The Trump Administration has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally. While an administration's "Buy American Hire American" executive order calls for a broad review of US worker visa programs, including the H-1B program, it was not targeted at a specific country........Read more

IMA chief Mansoor Khan spotted in UAE's Ras al Khaimah

The managing director of I Monetary Advisory (IMA) Mohammed Mansoor Khan is reportedly living with his wives and children at Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Khan had left India on June 8 after duping the investors of IMA to the tune of more than Rs 2,000 crore. It is alleged that he left the country after he got to know that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was on his tail over the operations of IMA.........Read more

The 5G iPhone is coming in 2020, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the most trusted source of Apple rumors once predicting that the company would sell three different iPhones well over a year before that came true. Now, he’s betting that we’ll see the first 5G iPhones in 2020, despite the fact that Apple’s original 5G modem supplier is no longer making them anymore.........Read more

Here's How Much Heat Our Body Can Really Withstand

Headache, vomiting and dehydration are experienced at temperatures beyond 40-42 degrees. At 45 degrees delirium, palpitations and drop in blood pressure become common. Continued exposure to 48-50 degrees and beyond leads to a severe breakdown of muscle and even death, as seen in the case of the four elderly passengers in Jhansi.........Read more

Man Accused of Aligarh Minor’s Murder was Booked for Raping Own Daughter Five Years Ago

One of the two men arrested for the horrific murder of a toddler in Aligarh had been accused of raping his daughter five years ago. A total of four cases are pending against him, filed under various IPC sections, including 376 (rape), 354 (assault with intention to outrage modesty of a woman) and 363 (kidnapping).........Read more

Sahara Group To Sell Electric Vehicles Under New Brand Sahara Evols

Sahara Group has recently announced its plan to foray into the electric vehicle business under a new brand name 'Sahara Evols'. This is the first time the the company is entering the automobile sector, and under the new Sahara Evols brand, the company will offer a range of electric vehicles (EVs) along with advanced allied services.........Read more

'SAARC Has Problems': In His First Public Meeting as Foreign Minister, Jaishankar Hints at Pakistan

Without naming Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said SAARC has certain problems that all are aware of. He also assured that Indians around the world will be assisted, taking forward the work and social media outreach of his predecessor Sushma Swaraj.........Read more

NDA Sarkar 2.0: List of Politicians Attending PM Modi's Star-Studded Oath-Taking Ceremony

The stage is set for the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new Cabinet of ministers with nearly 8000 invitees expected to be in attendance. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister on Thursday at 7 pm.........Read more

Sexual harassment charges against CJI: ‘Will probe conspiracy only after inquiry into sexual harassment complaint ends’

HIS inquiry into the alleged conspiracy in the sexual harassment charge against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi will begin only after the in-house administrative inquiry into the woman’s allegations is concluded by three sitting judges, former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd) A K Patnaik,........Read more

Rs 1.48 crore cash seized from TTV Dhinakaran’s party worker in Tamil Nadu’s Theni

Income Tax department officials seized Rs 1.48 crore of unaccounted cash from a worker of TTV Dhinakaran’s party AMMK in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district.........Read more

BJP tops Google's list of advertising transparency report for 2019 polls

The BJP has topped the chart of political advertisers on Google with an advertisement spent share of around 32 per cent, while its rival Congress is ranked sixth with a meagre 0.14 per cent share.........Read more

Jet Airways Suspends Services to 13 International Routes Till April 30

The cash-strapped Jet Airways suspended operations for at least 13 international routes till April 30. At least 54 planes have been grounded as of now due to the non-payment of rentals. The airline has also suspended services on the Bangalore-Singapore route........Read more

Muzaffarpur shelter abuse case: Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma granted bail

Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma has been granted bail by the Patna High Court in connection with an Arms Act case linked to the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case.........Read more

Navy Chief warns of terror attacks via the high seas

Naval Chief Sunil Lanba speaking at an event in Delhi said, "We also have reports of terrorists being trained to carry out attacks with varying modus operandi including through the medium of the sea."........Read more

Design Mascot for India’s First Bullet Train And Win Rs 50,000.

The NHRCL is now open to entries from public, laden with suggestions on the name and the design of the mascot for India’s maiden bullet train. The bullet train will run between Mumbai-Ahmedabad by 2022.........Read more

Pakistan Rejects Link to Pulwama Terror Attack, Says 'It's a Matter of Grave Concern'

Pakistan said the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district is "a matter of grave concern" even as it strongly rejected Indian media and government's allegations of the country's link to the strike "without" probe.........Read more

32 Letters and Five Years Later, Anna Hazare Begins Yet Another Fast for Lokpal

Anna Hazare's decision to sit on indefinite hunger strike from Wednesday comes after 32 letters to the central government, several reminders and patience of five years bore no fruit.........Read more

Behind KCR’s Federal Front, Chandrababu Naidu sees a PM Modi imprint

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu described the federal front of regional parties proposed by his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao as a “flop show” and alleged it was the “brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.........Read more

Robots are not killing our jobs, says World Bank

World Bank in its annual report titled 'World Development Report- The Changing Nature of Work', has affirmed that robots are not killing jobs. The technology is indeed eliminating many low-skilled jobs in advanced economies and developing economies........Read more

'Shoot Them Mercilessly': Karnataka CM 'Orders' Action After JD(S) Worker is Hacked to Death

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has landed in a row after he was caught on tape giving instructions to “shoot down mercilessly” the accused in the murder of a JD(S) worker.........Read more

RCS: What it is and why you might want it

RCS is a new online protocol Rich Communications Services and is meant to replace the current texting standard SMS. RCS will add a lot more multimedia capabilities to your messaging. It will make it simple to send GIFs, high-resolution still photos, and videos. ........Read more

Qatar to Withdraw From OPEC in January, Says 'No Potential in Oil'

Qatar is withdrawing its membership from Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) effective from Jan 1, 2019. Qatar would still continue to produce oil but would concentrate on gas production.........Read more

How AK-47 assault rifles, discarded by Army, reached Maoists via Munger

At least 125 AK-47s, presumably phased out or condemned by the army and dumped in its stores in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, reached into the hands of Maoists and gangsters in Bihar’s Munger .........Read more

Syed Modi International: 'Gritty' Sameer Beats China's Guangzu, Defends Title

A gritty Sameer Verma pulled off a thrilling three-game victory over China’s Lu Guangzu in the men’s singles finals to retain the title at the Syed Modi International World Tour Super 300. Sameer showed immaculate defence and a never-say-die attitude to eke out a 16-21, 21-19, 21-14 win in the finals. ........Read more

How Bill Gates aims to save $233 billion by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver $200 billion-plus in savings.........Read more

Apple reportedly planning global rollout for its streaming TV service next year

Apple’s streaming television service, which is said to resemble Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, will launch in the first half of next year. Apple will launch in the US first and become available in more than 100 countries after a few months of availability........Read more

BCCI-PCB go head to head in legal battle

The dispute is over an agreement signed in April 2014 to play bilateral games between India and Pakistan. An agreement that has not been honoured and shows no signs of being so by BCCI. The PCB eventually filed a notice of dispute with the ICC last November claiming damages from the BCCI.........Read more

Vatican intervenes in Kerala nun rape case

The Vatican has taken serious note on the issue. It is likely that the Bishop Franco Mullakkal will be asked to step down from his duties as the Bishop of Jalandhar until the investigations into the allegations against the Bishop are completed.........Read more

US Open | Juan Martin Del Potro believes Novak Djokovic can break Roger Federer’s record

Serbian tennis ace, Novak Djokovic, continued his resurgence with a brilliant triumph in the final of the 2018 US Open ending the "year" with two consecutive Grand Slam titles. The 31-year old player beat world number three - del Potro - by a score of 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Sunday to clinch the third US Open title of his career. ........Read more

Over 700 vacancies in varsities since March, but just 2.5 per cent for SCs, 0 for STs

Over 700-odd vacancies for teaching posts generated across several universities by the UGC, only 2.5 per cent posts have been made available for SC candidates and none for those from ST.........Read more

Twitter India Head Taranjeet Singh Quits, Balaji Krish New Interim Chief

Taranjeet Singh, who was elevated as Twitter's Country Director for India in May 2017, has quit the company. Balaji Krish, Global Head of Revenue Operations and Strategy at Twitter will be the interim Country Lead.........Read more

Zee Exclusive: Pak sets up arms reserves along Rajasthan border; ISI receives anti-night vision jackets from China

The Border Security Force has in a report to the Home Ministry revealed that Pakistan is engaged in strengthening its defence preparedness along border areas adjacent to India.........Read more

Apple’s 2018 iPhones prototypes revealed in new video

A video has leaked which gives a look at the upcoming iPhone prototypes. All three Apple iPhone variants: the iPhone 9 with the 6.1-inch display, iPhone X Plus with 6.5-inch display and the iPhone X with its 5.8-inch display. Apple is planning to release the models in September 2018. ........Read more

Xiaomi to invest Rs6,000-7,000 crore in 100 Indian startups in next 5 years

Till 2017 the net investment of the company was Rs3,000 crore. In the next five years we will invest Rs6,000 crore to Rs7,000 crore in around 100 startups in India,” Manu Jain, the managing director and vice-president of Xiaomi India, said.........Read more

New design produces true lithium-air battery

The batteries would work by combining lithium present in the anode with oxygen from the air to produce lithium peroxide on the cathode during the discharge phase. The lithium peroxide would be broken back down into its lithium and oxygen components during the charge phase.........Read more

CDR Scam: Kangana And Ayesha's Names Pop Up

It was all started with the arrest of high-profile lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui, for allegedly sourcing call data records of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife, Aaliya Siddiqui. As per the latest reports by Nithin Thakare, Senior Police Inspector, the names of Kangana Ranaut and Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha came into limelight for allegedly collecting CDR of Sahil Khan and Hrithik Roshan.........Read more

10 Naxals Gunned Down in Joint Operation by Telangana and Chhattisgarh Police

The gun-battle took place in Pujari Kanker in Bijapur district when a joint team of Telangana and Chhattisgarh Police was on an anti-Maoist operation in the area. Hari Bushan, a senior Maoist leader, is suspected to be among those killed in the encounter.........Read more

Nirav Modi's Firestar Diamond files for bankruptcy in US - Times of India

Firestar Diamond Inc, the flagship company of billionaire Nirav Modi who is at the centre of India's biggest-ever bank scam, has filed for bankruptcy in the United States. The company has listed assets and liabilities in the range of $50 million to $100 million, according to a court filing in the Southern District Of New York........Read more

Bill soon to seize assets of fleeing offenders

The Central government may soon bring in a fugitive economic offenders bill, which proposes the confiscation of assets of those who flee the country to evade prosecution or refuse to return, in cases involving more than ₹100 crore.........Read more

Japan set to construct world’s tallest wooden skyscrapers

Japan is ready to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper. Sumitomo Forestry Co, a wood product Japanese company, has revealed the plan to build a 1,148ft (350 metre), 70-floor tower to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Currently, a 53m (174ft) student residence in Vancouver is reportedly the tallest timber skyscraper in the world. The aim is to create an environmentally-friendly and timber-utilizing cities where they become forests through increased use of wooden architecture for high-rise buildings.........Read more

Education for all: 1,200 graduates from IITs, NITs to teach engineering colleges in rural India

Over 1,200 graduates from premier institutions like IITs and NITs have been selected to teach in 53 state-run engineering colleges in backward areas across 11 states and Union Territories for three years, Each of the faculty will be paid Rs 70,000 per month with the government spending about Rs 375 crore for the move.........Read more

Padmaavat Movie Review: Deepika Padukone's beauty, Ranveer Singh's rage and Shahid Kapoor's valour are magnificent

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat is simply spectacular. With some stunning direction, this movie is a positive ode to the Rajput honour. This movie is an experience in itself. The dialogues, screenplay, VFX, background score, performances, costumes, music and production design – remarkable and outstanding.........Read more

HDFC Bank becomes first Indian bank to cross Rs5 trillion market cap

India’s most-valued bank HDFC Bank Ltd on Thursday crossed Rs5 trillion market capitalisation for the first time, making it only the third Indian company to achieve this milestone. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) are the other two companies which crossed market capitalisation of Rs5 trillion. RIL remained the most-valued company with a market cap of Rs5.86 trillion, followed by TCS with a market cap of Rs5.46 trillion.........Read more

Zimbabwe political crisis: Citizens plan marches as future of President Robert Mugabe remains uncertain

Zimbabwe was set for more political turmoil on Saturday with protests planned as veterans of the independence war, activists and ruling party leaders called publicly for President Robert Mugabe to be forced from office.........Read more

15 killed, 20 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road

At least 15 people were killed and 20 injured in a stampede at the foot-over bridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road suburban railway station. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management unit said it has mobilized "required agencies." Reportedly, heavy rains in the morning triggered the chaos, leading to the stampede.........Read more

SC drops contempt proceedings against ex-BCCI chief Anurag Thakur

The Supreme Court dropped contempt proceedings against former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur as it accepted his unqualified apology.........Read more

Sukma Maoist attack: CRPF calls it intelligence failure, says vital signs ignored

The report sites intelligence inputs were general in nature and unrelated to Burkapal. It says in the aftermath of the Bheji ambush that occurred on March 11, the CRPF DIG (operations) had cautioned and alerted troops including those of 74 battalion of similar tactics on the Dornapal-Jagargonda stretch. Remedial measures were also suggested.........Read more

Scientists discovered new 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet

An international team of astronomers has identified a new extrasolar planet from the data provided by Kepler spacecraft's prolonged mission known as K2. The newly found exoworld, designated EPIC 228735255b, is a so-called "hot Jupiter" on an eccentric orbit around its parent star. The finding is detailed in a paper published June 21 on the arXiv server.........Read more

Vijay Mallya to drop "India" from his Formula One Team

Vijay Mallya has reportedly taken a step towards dropping the India from the name of his Formula One team, Force India. An application to change the team name would have to be approved by the governing FIA and other teams first.........Read more

You can get more room on a plane with this 'secret' button

Everyone wants more room on a plane. Some study seatmaps, others pay extra for bulkhead and emergency exit rows. But few people know that those seated in an aisle seat have a hidden advantage - they can get more space to themselves at the mere push of a button.........Read more

Completely Pointless and Misleading 'Facebook Privacy Notice' - Hoax-Slayer

Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a 'Privacy Statement' as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network.........Read more

Bombay high court gets 14 new additional judges

Fourteen judges were on Monday sworn in as additional judges of the Bombay high court, taking its strength to 75. The new appointees were sworn in by chief justice Manjula Chellur in the presence of all other judges of the high court.........Read more

Bovine inspiration: India’s cartoonists are finding dark humour in new cattle rules

With the government’s abrupt notification of new rules for cattle sales at animal markets last week, farmers across India face a grim future. The new rules add a great deal of paperwork to the process and ban the sales of cattle for slaughter. Many fear that the regulations will only embolden cattle vigilantes, who have attacked – and even killed – traders and herders in several parts of the country.........Read more

A new spin on electronics: Study discovers a 'miracle material' for field of spintronics

A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of "miracle materials" called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future spintronic devices.........Read more

Arun Jaitley says, India is located in troubled region

Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said geographically India is located at a troubled region while inaugurating the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) set up at Challakere in Chitradurga. He said the entire gambit of defence preparedness will now be tested at this range. Jaitley stressed that the level of defence preparedness should be optimum. He indirectly attacked Pakistan and said that for last seven decades India’s neighbor has been causing security threat to India. Jaitley said the demonstrations of facilities he witnessed today will be helpful in areas of defence and security.........Read more

Selectors have double standards, Dhoni and I get treated differently, says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan said that the selectors use different yardsticks for his selection and that of MS Dhoni. While Dhoni is in the Indian team for the upcoming Champions Trophy, Harbhajan is missing from the squad.........Read more

Chhattisgarh: 2 CRPF jawans injured in IED blast in Sukma

Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were injured on Friday morning after in a blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district. The incident took place at around 9 am between Doranapal and Misma area of Sukma district.........Read more

Vijay Mallya money laundering case: ED seizes Rs 100 crore property in Alibaug

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday took possession of a Rs 100 crore farmhouse owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya. As per reports, the farmhouse is located in Alibaug, on the outskirts of Mumbai. The ED is probing Mallya in a money laundering case.........Read more

Novel cell replacement therapy may help cure diabetes

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have produced the first clinical results demonstrating that pancreatic islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes.........Read more

JioFiber launching soon: Preview offer, availability, price, speed and everything you must know

This name may ring some bells in your mind. Just like the Jio 4G SIM cards were given, Jio will offer the JioFiber for free for 90 days as a complimentary service. Under the offer, subscribers will get 100GB data per month at the speed of 100mbps. Once the limit is exhausted, the speed will lower down to 1mbps but unlimited data consumption will be allowed.........Read more

Railways set to unveil luxurious AC 3-tier coach; here are 10 major features you need to know

Ever since the AC 3-tier first rolled out in India, we have not been able to get rid of the footprint of the old design. Whatever little changes were made inside, the look and feel as well as the user experience remained more or less the same. Our mandate was to change all that and make from scratch.........Read more

Researchers May Have Identified The World's Oldest Known Image Of Mary In Syria

Researchers may have identified the world's oldest known image of Mary in Syria, in a wall painting inside the Dura Europos house church.........Read more

EVM tampering row: Uttarakhand HC orders preservation of machines, sends notice to EC and BJP MLA MS Chauhan

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday, April 26, rekindled the fire that was the electronic voting machine (EVM) tampering row by not only admitting a petition in this regard, but also ordering EVMs used in the Uttarakhand Assembly elections — conducted earlier this year — to be preserved. ........Read more

Tricolour on country’s tallest flagpole at Attari to shrink

The tallest Tricolour at a height of 355 feet near India’s border with Pakistan at Attari will no longer be of the same size. Recurring damage to the 120 feet by 80 feet flag due to high-velocity wind has forced Amritsar Improvement Trust, which is in charge of its installation, to try a smaller size. The Tricolour was said to be visible from a good distance into Pakistan.........Read more

Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes

The fasting-like diet promotes the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells that reduce symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in mice, according to the study on mice and human cells led by Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.........Read more

Taj Mahal turning yellow: NGT slaps fine on UP government

The National Green Tribunal has slapped fines on Uttar Pradesh government agencies for not replying to a plea claiming that large-scale garbage burning is turning the Taj Mahal yellow. The Tribunal had asked the state government's Urban Development ministry, Agra municipal authority and its District Magistrate to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). ........Read more

High drama in TN, Sasikala moves AIADMK MLAs to unknown location

Immediately after AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan’s press conference denouncing caretaker Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, party legislators were moved to an undisclosed location, purportedly to stop them from being poached by other parties or influenced by Panneerselvam.........Read more

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. Once built, the computer's capabilities mean it would have the potential to answer many questions in science; create new, lifesaving medicines; solve the most mind-boggling scientific problems; unravel the yet unknown mysteries of the furthest reaches of deepest space; and solve some problems that an ordinary computer would take billions of years to compute.........Read more

Resignations continue at Flipkart, 2 more senior executives quit

Resignations at Flipkart continue, with two senior executives said to be on their way out at India's largest ecommerce company, which recently appointed a new chief executive officer as part of a management reshuffle. Ashish Agrawal and Hari Vasudev, both senior vice presidents engineering, have stepped down, three officials told ET on condition of anonymity. Flipkart declined to comment on the matter. A text message and call to Flipkart cofounder Sachin Bansal did not elicit responses. ........Read more

The National Defence Academy Is India’s Premier Military Academy And This Is How They Train

The National Defence Academy of India trains cadets of three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, and is one of the most prestigious and professional military training academies in the world. Formally commissioned on 7th December 1954, the National Defence Academy was raised on 16th Jan 1955 and became the first tri-service academy in the world. It boasts of a rigorous and grueling training regime to produce men of iron and the same is reflected from its glorious alumni base which has gifted India 27 Chiefs Of Staff till date. And thus, it is worth discovering what goes in making the toughest and the most brilliant servicemen in the world.........Read more

Lack of clarity on FDI policies, tax issues are thwarting Modi's Digital India

The Centre's ambitious Digital India programme is facing multiple challenges in successful implementation due to lack of clarity in policies and infrastructural bottlenecks, according to a report. The issues pertaining to taxation and other regulatory guidelines have proved to be roadblocks in advancing with the programme, while contracting challenges also played a spoilsport, the joint report by Assocham-Deloitte said.........Read more

NIA may soon probe attacks on Indians abroad - The Economic Times

Rajnath Singh had hinted during the first National Conference of Investigating Agencies that the government was working to strengthen UAPA and NI Act.........Read more

Miffed BCCI to cancel ongoing India-New Zealand series

The board decided to take this drastic measure on the day the Lodha panel issued a letter to the banks, urging them to not give BCCI access to funds.........Read more

'Kept our promise,' says India, formally ratifies Paris Climate deal at UN

India on Sunday ratified the landmark Paris climate deal on Sunday giving momentum to implementation of measures at international level to control global warming. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin handed over signed documents to the head of UN treaty division at the opening of the special event to mark the International Day of Non-Violence.........Read more

Ubisoft Makes Major Move in Mobile With 2048 Developer Acquisition

Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft has acquired mobile game publisher Ketchapp, the company announced this week. With the acquisition, Ubisoft said it becomes "the fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of downloads."........Read more

BSNL plans free voice, cheaper package than Jio

State-run BSNL will be the first to cut tariffs to better Reliance Jio's offer, a top official said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a price war in the country's crowded mobile telecom market. The the BSNL plan will be open to 2G and 3G users too.........Read more

Maharashtra government defends its new dance bar law in Supreme Court

The Maharashtra government has defended in the Supreme Court its new law on dance bars, saying that the state “desires to regulate the dance performance in bar so as to protect the dignity of women performing dance in the bar rooms”. Submitting its affidavit on Friday, the state government said that the Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women (working therein) Act........Read more

This Country Has Banned Smoking, And No, It's Not North Korea

The President of this country has banned the sale of any tobacco related products (gasp!). No, it is not North Korea, it is slightly left towards Central Asia –Turkmenistan.........Read more

Another actress might join Sonakshi in Salman's Dabangg 3: Arbaaz Khan

While Salman will continue to play Chulbul Pandey, makers remained mum over Sonakshi's role for quite some time.........Read more

AFI refutes OP Jaisha’s charges, says runner refused refreshments provided for Olympics marathon

The athlete had been dehydrated after her race, and said that Indian officials had not given her any water or energy drinks during the 42-km run.........Read more

Long Before Lochte, Ancient Olympians Were Serious Troublemakers

The ancient Olympics featured doping, bribery, boozing, and, shall we say, “finger snapping.”........Read more

Telugu star Pawan Kalyan to support JD(S) in Karnataka

Actor Pawan Kalyan is likely to use his popularity to woo voters in Karnataka again. Yes, the Telugu star, who had supported the Bharatiya Janata Party in the last Lok Sabha elections through his Jana Sena, is now getting ready to join hands with the........Read more

Talking Money: Here's How Much Your Favourite TV Stars Take Home

When it comes to pay packets, television actors work very differently from their film counterparts. Unlike film stars who get either a lump sum or rely on sharing the profits of a film’s box office collections, television pay packages work on a diff ........Read more

Legendary Pakistani Test Cricketer Hanif Mohammad Dies

Hanif was admitted to hospital three weeks ago following breathing problems.........Read more

Pakistan's Military Perpetuates an 'Anti-India' Narrative: Husain Haqqani

The former Pakistan ambassador to the US discusses the Kashmir issue, India-Pakistan relations and the struggle for lasting peace.........Read more

Setting up of 6 new IITs is a big victory for India

The Lok Sabha has unanimously passed a legislation to facilitate the setting up of six new IITs. The establishment of these new IITs will take the total number of IITs to 22. The past decade has seen an unprecedented expansion of the IIT network,........Read more

In Boost to India, Mexico Says NSG Membership Must Not Be Linked to NPT

'The NSG is a non-proliferation regime. It is not a disarmament forum. Questions relating to the universality of the NPT are addressed at other fora where Mexico actively participates.'........Read more

Tackling terrorism: Why India is the natural place to begin a movement for peace

Is this revenge against the world order which has technologically connected people but emotionally divided them?........Read more

Aamirs Review of Salmans Film: Sultan is Outstanding, Made Me Cry

"It's difficult to compare Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. Both are very good movies. I don't compare. But Sultan is outstanding, moving, cried in second half. It is a very inspiring film," Aamir Khan told reporters in Mumbai........Read more

Salman fans demand a wrestling match between Salman and Yogeshwar Dutt to decide who becomes Olympic ambassador

Hurt by Yogeshwar Dutt's comments, Salman fans have challenged Yogeshwar Dutt on Salman’s behalf for a wrestling match with Sultan........Read more

Hales and Roy power England to record-breaking ten-wicket victory

A record stand has powered England to an overwhelming victory in the second ODI of the Royal London series against England at Edgbaston........Read more

Titanic artifacts reveal gruesome discovery of tragic ship's last lifeboat

Photos and a handwritten note detailing the grisly discovery of Titanic’s last lifeboat will be auctioned in the U.K. later this week.........Read more

Government doctors retirement age to be raised to 65: PM - Times of India

Citing shortage of doctors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced raising the age of retirement of government doctors to 65 years and said the Union Cabinet will give its nod to the decision this week.........Read more

Trump wins the Republican nomination for President

He will accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland after reaching the magic number of 1,237 delegates........Read more

Cabinet clears national IPR policy

The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy that seeks to encourage creativity and provide an important tool to check theft of one person's innovation by another.........Read more

BCCI calls Special General Meeting on May 22 to elect new president

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is the front-runner to take over the hot seat. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla is also in the running along with MCA president and business magnate Ajay Shirke.........Read more

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic tames Andy Murray, wins record 29th Masters crown

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win Madrid Open for his 29th Masters title, one more than Rafael Nadal.........Read more

Potatolive gamifies Tamil Nadu polls by launching online game ‘234 seats’

‘234 seats’, a fantasy league game, lets you pick real candidates and field them in different constituencies........Read more