2021 Hyundai i30 N Teased For The First Time Ahead Of Launch

Hyundai revealed the updated version of the i30 and i30 N Line earlier this year and it arrived with a brand new 1.5-litre turbocharged powertrain. The South Korean auto major has now released the official teaser images of the performance-based i30 N giving us a sneak peek of what is in store. The technical information of the 2021 Hyundai i30 N have also been stated by the brand. On the outside, Hyundai has made sure the upcoming i30 N differs from the outgoing model in a number of ways. The teaser images show the presence of newly designed front and rear bumpers, along with bolder front grille, new LED headlamps and LED tail lamps, upgraded rear diffuser, bigger exhaust outlets, and a set of new 19-inch alloy wheels among other updates.........Read more

The world's most powerful cars: 1,000-horsepower minimum

This is our list of the world's most powerful production cars, ordered from least to most powerful and including every current or upcoming production car we're aware of – electric, hybrid or combustion – that claims to make more than 1,000 horsepower. Enjoy, and please tell us if we've missed anything, or if you spy something new! We'll update the list regularly. Well, here we are starting off our list of hyper-exotica with a freakin' SUV. Or is it a tank? Rezvani has been building military-inspired Hummer-humblers for a long time now, and the Tank X takes things to a whole new level. This hulking, armored monster is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Dodge Demon V8, and can be specified with more ludicrous gadgets than any Bond car ever had. We're talking smoke bombs, thermal vision, electrified door handles, tire-destroying caltrop droppers and plenty more. Perfect for popping out to get groceries in the Gaza strip.........Read more

Assam floods: Seven more die, nearly 15 lakh affected

Flood waters are showing signs of receding in Assam, but still claimed six lives on Wednesday, taking this year’s cumulative toll to 33. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 14.95 lakh people were affected in 2,197 villages in 21 districts of the state. While the six flood deaths were recorded from Dhubri, Nagaon, Barpeta and Nalbari, a 50-year-old from Cachar district died as a result of a landslide. As per ASDMA, the cause of death was “electrocution due to uprooted tree falling on power line as a result of landslide”. Last month, 21 people, including minors, died in a series of landslides in Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.........Read more

From Meluha to Hindustan, the many names of India and Bharat

It is important to note that in geographical terms, the space that is today referred to as India, was never a constant entity in the preceding centuries. However, scholars have often pointed out that one of the oldest names used in association with the Indian subcontinent was Meluha that was mentioned in the texts of ancient Mesopotamia in the third millennium BCE, to refer to the Indus Valley Civilisation. But Meluha, of course, had lost currency way before modern political systems developed in the region. The earliest recorded name that continues to be debated is believed to be ‘Bharat’, ‘Bharata’, or ‘Bharatvarsha’, that is also one of the two names prescribed by the Indian constitution. While its roots are traced to Puranic literature, and to the Hindu epic, Mahabharata, the name’s popularity in modern times is also due to its sustained usage during the freedom struggle in slogans such as ‘Bharat mata ki jai’. ........Read more

Head Priest of Amritsar Temple Arrested For Repeatedly Raping Two Women; Victims Rescued

According to police reports, the incident came to light when a member of the PC Commission lodged a complaint alleging the same. The priests had kept the two women in illegal captivity inside the temple premises. The Amritsar Police dispatched a team headed by SP Amandeep Kaur and DSP Gurpartap Singh Sahota to conduct a search and rescue the victims.........Read more

New Revelations from World Military Games' Participants Hint at Covid-19 Spread in China in October

Athletes revealing they fell ill at the World Military Games in Wuhan in October is adding to fears that the coronavirus was spreading within China months before the country accepted it to the world. Amid 10,000 competitors from over a 100 countries, many fell sick and some even tested positive for coronavirus later. French pentathlete Elodie Clouvel, 31, claimed she and her partner Valentin Belaud, 27, contracted Covid-19 during the games. Furthermore, Italian fencer Tagliariol revealed that everyone in his Wuhan apartment fell ill with "symptoms that looked like those of Covid-19" and it later spread to his son and girlfriend as well. ........Read more

Men have high levels of enzyme key to COVID-19 infection, study finds

Men’s blood has higher levels than women’s of a key enzyme used by the new coronavirus to infect cells, the results of a big European study showed on Monday — a finding which may help explain why men are more vulnerable to infection with COVID-19. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is found in the heart, kidneys and other organs. In COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it is thought to play a role in how the infection progresses into the lungs. ........Read more

Bois Locker Room: DCW chief Swati Maliwal files police complaint after receiving death threats on Twitter

DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Friday filed a complaint with police after she allegedly received death threats on Twitter. Maliwal recently voiced her opinion on issues like ''Bois locker Room'' and online slandering of jailed Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar over the paternity of her unborn child. The Delhi Commission for Women chief said, in her complaint to the Cyber Crime Cell, that she has received death threats on her Twitter handle.........Read more

Novel coronavirus lockdown risks 1.4 million extra tuberculosis deaths: study

The global lockdown caused by Covid-19 risks a "devastating" surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from the world's biggest infectious killer by 2025, new research showed Wednesday. TB, a bacterial infection that normally attacks patients' lungs, is largely treatable yet still infects an estimated 10 million people every year. In 2018, it killed around 1.5 million people, according to the World Health Organization, including more than 200,000 children. Since effective medication exists, the world's TB response is centred on testing and treating as many patients as possible.........Read more

No Evidence Yet to Support That Plasma Therapy Can Be Used for Covid-19 Treatment, Says Govt

The government on Tuesday warned convalescent plasma therapy should not be used as a treatment against COVID-19 since there is no proof yet that it works and without following due procedure, it could lead to life-threatening complications. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will begin a study on the efficacy of plasma therapy this week involving 450 people, said a government source familiar with the development. ........Read more

COVID-19 outbreak: India sends hydroxychloroquine, paracetamol to Afghanisthan

"In a series of offerings of critical drugs, India sent 100,000 paracetamol and 500,000 hydroxychloroquine tablets to #Afghanistan through Ariana Airlines today. This is in addition to the 1st consignment of wheat India shipped earlier to bolster food security," head of Afghan Mission in India, Tahir Qadiry said. In a series of offerings of critical drugs, India sent 100,000 paracetamol and 500,000 hydroxychloroquine tablets to #Afghanistan through Ariana Airlines today. This is in addition to the 1st consignment of wheat India shipped earlier to bolster food security. Heartfelt thanks! more

Don't Want to Deal With Something The Govt Already Tackling, Says SC on Plea Over Migrant Workers' Plight

Hearing a plea via video conferencing against the Centre over the exodus of migrant workers amid the nationwide lockdown, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it did not want to deal with something the government was already tackling. Moreover, the apex court asked the government to file a reply on the measures it is taking to help these migrant workers during the extraordinary situation.........Read more

The murky world of India’s fintech scams

In Noida, the number of reported cybercrime cases jumped 400%: from 353 in 2018 to 1,697 in 2019, and a third of all the cases were KYC-update scams. In Bengaluru, 38% of the 12,754 cybercrime cases reported between January 2018 and August 2019 were UPI-related. Paytm gets around 1,300 complaints every day, said Vikendra Singh, a team lead in the risk and fraud management division of the company’s Noida office. Extrapolate that to the entire year, and we are talking about close to half a million annual complaints—on Paytm alone, excluding other UPI apps like PhonePe and Google Pay.........Read more

Anand Mahindra Offers To Make Ventilators, Convert Resorts Into Care Facilities

The novel coronavirus outbreak has made a massive impact on world's healthcare supplies, reminding once again how we remain unmatched for a global pandemic like this one. And that means we need more than just governments stepping up and taking the charge to fight the outbreak. Contributing to the same, Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Group Chairman has announced several measures to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic in India. In a series of tweets, Mahindra said that the conglomerate will immediately work on how its manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. He has also offered to make Mahindra Holidays resorts as temporary care facilities.........Read more

'Alpha Male' Ajit Pawar, RS Snub & No Credit: Will Raw Deal for Congress in Maha Lead to Rise of Another Scindia?

On Wednesday, two senior Congress leaders saw chief minister Uddhav Thackeray walk in the lobby of the state legislature. “Is it that chilly,” a former legislator asked his party colleague in reference to the blue-coloured windcheater that Uddhav was wearing. “Strange,” said the other Congress leader, “for it is the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that are experiencing the warmth of power, with the Congress being left in the cold.” This may be light-hearted banter, but more or less, sums up the thinking in the Congress, which is part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena and NCP.........Read more

Karnataka gets 10 more ministers as Yediyurappa inducts former JDS-Congress coalition rebels

Disqualified from the current assembly by then-Speaker Ramesh Kumar for anti-party activities as MLAs of Congress and JDS, ST Somashekhar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Anand Singh, Dr K Sudhakar, Byrathi Basavraj, Shivaram Hebbar, BC Patil, Gopalaiah, Narayanagowda and Shrimanth Patil took oath as ministers after winning on BJP tickets in the December 5, 2019 bypolls. Ten ministers who took oath on Thursday taking took the total strength of the cabinet to 28 including chief minister BS Yediyurappa.........Read more

Gun-Wielding Man Shoots Jamia Student at Anti-CAA Rally, Shouts 'Jai Shri Ram, Who Wants Azadi' Slogans

A gun-wielding man opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens near the Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi on Thursday, injuring a student. The assailant, identified as 31-year-old Gopal, has been taken into custody and is being questioned, police said. ........Read more

BCCI to Host an IPL ALL-Stars Game on March 23 Before The Start of IPL 2020

“It will be an IPL All Stars Game three days before start of IPL. The venue is not Ahmedabad as it is still not match ready. We have not decided on where we will make the donation,” the former India captain said. Another major addition to this season will be the introduction of concussion substitutes and the no-ball rule (TV Umpires to monitor no-ball).........Read more

Amid CAA protests, Catholic Church of India to declare Jan 26 as Constitution Protection Day

In a letter to all the parish priests under his diocese, Paul Antony Mullassery, Bishop of Kollam in Kerala, has asked all the parishes as well as Catholic organisations to read the preamble and take a pledge to protect the Constitution on Sunday. He said the observation of the Constitution Protection Day is to make the citizens conscious of the citizenship and the duties.........Read more

This startup envisions smartphone with a circular display

Developed by Washinton-based startup dToor, the Cyrcle Phone runs Android 9 and has a 13MP front-facing camera for selfies. Designing a phone with a circular screen is easy, the problem comes when modifying the user interface for circular screens. Currently, in the prototype stage, the makers have plans to modify the interface and tweak the software such that all Android apps show within a circular display.Cyrcle Phone........Read more

2002 Godhra Riots: Nanavati Commission Gives Clean Chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 The Nanavati-Mehta Commission, which was set up to investigate the alleged role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots, as then-Chief Minister of Gujarat, on Wednesday gave him a clean chit and further ruled that the violence was ‘not organised.’ In Nanavati-Mehta Commission report tabled in Gujarat assembly, it is mentioned that the post Godhra train burning riots were not organized.........Read more

While people demand stricter laws, data shows states failed to utilize funds allocated for women safety

The Nirbhaya Fund, named after the Delhi student gang-raped and murdered six years ago, was established in 2013 by the Centre to ensure better implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women across India. But little seems to have changed on the ground in the fact that a majority of the states have been extremely reluctant in spending the amount disbursed under the Nirbhaya Fund. ........Read more

Supreme Court refers entry of women to Sabarimala to larger bench

The Supreme court decided to set up a larger bench to revisit its 2018 verdict from a wider perspective. This bench would also look into issues of entry of women into mosques and entry of Parsi women who marry outside the community into its fire temple.........Read more

Pak failed to significantly limit terror groups like LeT, JeM on its soil: US report

The US report lashed out at Pakistan for not uniformly implementing US sanctions on terror outfits like LeT. The report also mentions that terrorist groups existing in Pakistan focussed on targets outside the country. ........Read more

Chidambaram to spend Diwali in jail as ED custody extended till Oct 30

A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to extend senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s remand till October 30 in the INX Media money laundering case. ........Read more

Rs 500 crore seized from self-styled godman’s ashrams, biz groups

The seizures so far include Rs.409 crore of unaccounted cash receipts since 2014-15; Rs.43.90 crore of unaccounted cash in Indian currency; $ 2.5 million dollars in US currency; 88 kg of jewelery worth Rs 26 crore; and 1271 carats of diamonds valued at Rs 5 crore. ........Read more

Facebook hits a six, bags digital content rights for ICC matches in South Asia

In a first, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday said it has inked an agreement with Facebook, under which the social media platform will get exclusive digital content rights for select cricket matches in the Indian subcontinent as well as match recaps for rest of the world for the next four years. “Facebook will carry a range of digital content across four years including match recaps, in-play key moments and other match and feature content, giving hundreds of millions of cricket fans in the region the opportunity to deepen their engagement with the sport with more content available than ever before,” theICC said.........Read more

Why This Meghalaya IAS Officer's Weekly Veggie Shopping Is Getting a Slow Clap

Ram Singh, an IAS officer from Meghalaya, walks 10 kms every week to buy organic vegetables. A Meghalaya IAS officer is leading by example in his quest to inspire people towards a cleaner, greener and healthier lifestyle. Ram Singh,the deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills, walks 10 kilometers every week to buy organic vegetables from local markets. His initiative to avoid plastics, reduce vehicular pollution and walk towards fitness has inspired many, including other officers. On Saturday, a picture shared by Ram Singh on Facebook went viral. The pic shows him buying vegetables from a local market near Tura, a traditional bamboo basket slung over his shoulder. "21kgs of weekend organic Vegetables shopping, No plastic, no vehicular pollution, no traffic jam, Fit India, Fit Meghalaya, Eat Organic, Clean & Green Tura , POSHAN , 10km morning walk.." wrote Mr Singh while sharing the picture. His Facebook post has collected over 2,000 'likes' and dozens of comments, with many praising his dedication towards going green. Meanwhile, another Facebook post applauding his initiative has also collected a number of appreciative comments. "This is the new face of Indian Bureaucracy. I am inspired," wrote Robert G Lyngdoh on Facebook, sharing two pictures of Mr Singh. "His humility and dedication to the work and the people is truly an inspiration," wrote one person in the comments section. "Inspiring. Simple living and high thinking," said another.........Read more

Quake kills 22, flattens buildings in Pakistani Kashmir

An earthquake shook northern Pakistan on Tuesday, destroying buildings, cracking roads, killing 22 people and injuring nearly 200 more, government and police officials said. Photos and video carried by local media showed dozens of collapsed buildings and homes, uprooted trees and cracks in roads large enough to swallow cars in Mirpur, a town on Pakistan’s side of the disputed territory of Kashmir near India. Muhammad Safdar, 60, who lives near Mirpur, said he was in his house when it suddenly started shaking. “We saw walls and the roof developing cracks and ceiling fans and other articles falling down, and we rushed out into an open field,” he told Reuters by telephone. “I have never seen such a devastating earthquake in this area in my life.” The magnitude 5.8 quake struck 14 miles (23 km) north of Jhelum, roughly 120 km southeast of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, the United States Geological Survey reported. Ramzan Ahmad, 65, who suffered a head injury and bleeding nose, said that he was with his family of seven when his house collapsed. “We all got injuries,” he said. “I saw dozens of houses razed on my way to hospital.” District commissioner Mohammad Tayyab, a local government official, and district police chief Irfan Saleem said 22 people were dead and nearly 200 injured. ........Read more

Hezbollah leader says Israeli army to face quick retaliation to drone 'attack' in Beirut

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut. Nasrallah, whose Iran-backed movement fought a one-month war with Israel in 2006, issued the toughest warnings to his enemy in years. “We are in a new stage,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech, referring to the group’s long enmity with Israel. He said the “suicide drone” attack was intended for a specific target and was a “very, very, very dangerous development” and that everything possible would be done to prevent a repeat. Nasrallah’s comments also followed overnight strikes claimed by Israel that he said killed two Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in Syria. In the first such incident in more than a decade, one drone fell and second exploded before dawn near the ground and caused some damage to Hezbollah’s media centre in the southern suburbs of the capital which it dominates, a Hezbollah official told Reuters. Nasrallah said it marked “the first clear, big, dangerous, breach of the rules of engagement drawn up in 2006” after the end of the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. ........Read more

'7 weeks have passed, next party prez must be appointed soon': Scindia

We had not imagined that Rahul Gandhi would relinquish his post. This is a serious time for the Congress. We thought we would be able to persuade him (to reconsider his decision). But when Rahulji takes any decision, he is firm on it,” Scindia told. He also added: “The Congress will have to look for its new president. Seven weeks have passed. There should not be a delay in it and a person who can infuse fresh energy in the Congress under the leadership of Soniaji and Rahulji should be given an opportunity.”........Read more

How sea of protesters overtook the Hong Kong legislature

A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge to Beijing. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the few signs left of the mayhem that had engulfed parts of the Chinese-ruled city overnight after protesters stormed and ransacked the legislature. Police cleared roads near the heart of the financial centre, paving the way for business to return to normal following extraordinary violence on the anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese rule. However, the former British colony's government offices, where protesters smashed computers and spray-painted "anti-extradition" and slurs against the police and government on chamber walls, were closed on Tuesday. ........Read more

NASA to search for life on Saturn’s moon Titan

It is the only celestial body besides our planet known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface. For its next mission in our solar system, NASA plans to fly a drone copter to Saturn's largest moon Titan in search of the building blocks of life, the space agency said Thursday. The Dragonfly mission, which will launch in 2026 and land in 2034, will send a rotorcraft to fly to dozens of locations across the icy moon, which has a substantial atmosphere and is viewed by scientists as an equivalent of very early-era Earth. It is the only celestial body besides our planet known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface, though these contain hydrocarbons like methane and ethane, not water. "Visiting this mysterious ocean world could revolutionize what we know about life in the universe, " said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. "This cutting-edge mission would have been unthinkable even just a few years ago, but we're now ready for Dragonfly's amazing flight." NASA said the vehicle would have eight rotors and fly like a large drone. "During its 2.7-year baseline mission, Dragonfly will explore diverse environments from organic dunes to the floor of an impact crater where liquid water and complex organic materials key to life once existed together for possibly tens of thousands of years," NASA said in a statement.........Read more

Bihar Encephalitis Deaths See no Fullstop, Toll Rises to 128 in Muzaffarpur

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has mounted to 128 in Muzaffarpur. At least 108 deaths were reported from Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital (SKMCH) while 19 from Kejriwal hospital. Meanwhile, in view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, state Health Minister Prem Kumar has ordered a probe to investigate if consumption of the litchi fruit is leading to the deaths. ........Read more

Pledge No Anti-national Activity, Give 50% Fee Concession to Poor: Yogi Govt

The draft of a new ordinance cleared by Yogi Adityanath’s Cabinet on Tuesday mandates new and existing private universities in Uttar Pradesh to submit an undertaking that their campuses will not be allowed to be a place of “anti-national activities in any way”. All private universities in UP, including the 27 existing ones, would come under this one common law as per the new ordinance that is being introduced to “remove anomalies” in the functioning of private universities in the state.........Read more

Ganga river water unfit for direct drinking, bathing: CPCB report

The Ganga river water is absolutely unfit for "direct drinking" and only seven spots from where it passes can be consumed after disinfection, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said. According to the latest data with the CPCB, most of the Ganga river water in the Uttar Pradesh-West Bengal stretch is unfit for drinking and bathing.........Read more

Women more likely to suffer from depression due to obesity than men: study

A study found that high BMI makes people more likely to be depressed and an addition of five points to it increased risk of depression by 11 per cent in men and 23 per cent in women. ........Read more

Boston Dynamics will definitely win the first Robot Ninja Warrior

SoftBank-owned Boston Dynamics showed its bipedal humanoid Atlas robot breezing over a log before showing some serious ups as it hops to the top of a set of staggered boxes.........Read more

Hotstar Cancels Deal With AIB Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Its Members

Hotstar has cancelled the production of the third season of On Air with AIB in light of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the members of the group. Hotstar stated that ‘it will not stand by anything that compromises the respect or safety of women’.........Read more

Huawei confirms its first foldable smartphone will also be its first 5G phone

Huawei Chairman Ken Hu said at a panel at the World Economic Forum that the company’s first 5G phone will have a foldable display. Huawei said that the phone will arrive in the middle of 2019. Huawei could announce the phone much earlier than that, to continue its attack on Samsung.........Read more

Pakistani troops' barbarism at border: BSF jawan found with slit throat, eyes gouged out

Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan and gouged his eyes out after fatally shooting him along the international border (IB) near Jammu. The brutal and "unprecedented" incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector has prompted the security forces to issue a "high alert" across the IB and Line of Control (LoC).........Read more

First Look: Hrithik Roshan In Super 30

The long-awaited first look of Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 is out now. It is a biopic of mathematician Anand Kumar and the story is all about the life of Anand Kumar when he was a teacher in Bihar and the way his Super 30 program changed students' lives. ........Read more

Study show contact lenses not environment-friendly

According to a recent study, lenses could be contributing to microplastic pollution in waterways. Aquatic organisms can mistake these microplastics for food and since plastic is indigestible, this dramatically affects the marine animals' digestive system.........Read more

Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case: SC Admits CBI Plea Against Talwars' Acquittal

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) appeal challenging the acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in 2008 Aarushi- Hemraj double murder case. ........Read more

Microsoft will keep classic Skype alive ‘for some time’ after user backlash

Following the “customer feedback,” Microsoft decided to stick around the classic Skype for “some time” to “bring all the features you’ve asked for into Skype 8.........Read more

Amit Shah Dials Uddhav Thackeray, Secures Shiv Sena's Support Against Opposition's No-Confidence Motion

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray agreed to support Narendra Modi government on the issue after a conversation with BJP President Amit Shah over the phone. Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK and Naveen Patnaik’s BJD also hinted at backing the government.........Read more

Microsoft Wouldn't Work With US Government on Immigration Policy: Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Said that the Microsoft is not working with the U.S. government on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border. Our current cloud engagement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is supporting legacy mail, calendar, messaging and document management workloads.........Read more

BS Yeddyurappa writes to EC alleging irregularities in Karnataka poll | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state chief BS Yeddyurappa has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) alleging "grave irregularities" in the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections.........Read more

Delhi HC restores membership of 20 disqualified AAP MLAs, refers case back to EC

In a big victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Delhi high court today restored membership of its 20 disqualified MLAs and referred the case back to the Election Commission (EC).........Read more

In a first, Saudi Arabia allows women to join army

For the first time, Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service. According to a statement by Saudi’s General Security division, women living in Riyadh, Makkah, al-Qusaim, and al Madina can apply for the rank of soldier.........Read more

Private hospitals making up to 1,200% profit on drugs: Study

An analysis of bills from four reputed private hospitals in Delhi and NCR by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has revealed that they are making profits of up to 1,737% on drugs, consumables, and diagnostics and that these three accounts for about 46% of a patient’s bill. ........Read more

Adani family buys Air Deccan; acquired 60% stake in Air Odisha

The Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital have bought over the GR Gopinath-promoted Air Deccan, besides jointly acquiring a majority stake in Air Odisha. Significantly, GSEC Aviation is owned by Rakesh Ramanlal Shah, who is married to Prity, the sister of the USD 11-billion Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani.........Read more

Auto Expo 2018: Tata H5x SUV Concept Unveiled; India Launch in Early 2019

Once launched, the Tata H5x will be available in multiple body choices with 5 and 7 seat options. The H5x will compete against compact SUVs like Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Suzuki Vitara. With all that said, Tata Motors has revealed that the H5x will be launched first in India, followed by the 7-seat model.........Read more

Govt changes its mind on orange passports, removing last page with address proof

After comprehensive discussions with the various stakeholders, the MEA has decided to continue with the current practice of printing of the last page of the passport and not to issue a separate passport with an orange colour jacket to ECR (emigration check required ) passport holders.........Read more

End of road for Uber in India? Ola and Uber said to be on merger path

A comment made by Rajeev Misra, a board member of Softbank and about to join the Uber board, triggered a strong buzz on Friday that the Travis Kalanick-founded ride-hailing firm may step off the pedal in India. Talks of a possible merger between Ola and Uber, with Softbank as the common investor, also did the rounds.........Read more

Maruti Suzuki Teases Concept Future S Ahead Of Unveil At The 2018 Auto Expo

Maruti Suzuki India Limited will showcase an all-new compact car design language in the form of the Concept Future S at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. It was at the 2016 Auto Expo that Maruti Suzuki showcased the Brezza and this year is yet another SUV. It's distinctly and distinguishingly an SUV and according to the folks at Suzuki 'the Concept Future S breaks away from the conventional proportions of a compact car.'........Read more

Appeals in Allahabad HC pending for over 40 years

The Supreme Court's consistent rulings that every accused in a criminal case has a fundamental right to a speedy trial has been rendered meaningless by the pendency of criminal appeals for more than 40 years in the Allahabad high court.........Read more

India successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile at low altitude, from a test range in Odisha.........Read more

Russian Naval Group to Be Permanently Deployed in Eastern Mediterranean

The Russian naval group will be permanently deployed in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea after the end of the military operation in Syria said, Russian General Staff Chief Army General Valery Gerasimov. He also said that around 60-70 Russian drones are carrying out reconnaissance flights in Syria every day.........Read more

United Nations cuts budget by $286 million, US claims credit

The General Assembly on Sunday approved the regular budget of $5.397 billion for 2018-2019. The amount sets the budget level around $286 million (or 5%) below the final approved level for 2016- 2017, and $193 million below the initially proposed budget level for 2018-2019........Read more

Top JeM militant Noor Mohammad killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Noor Mohammad Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant known as the mastermind behind numerous attacks on security forces was killed in an overnight encounter in south Kashmir. He was the divisional commander of the militant group in south Kashmir.........Read more

Samsung's latest patent shows a phone with wraparound display

This latest patent could hint at a potential concept phone in the future. Samsung has previously filed patents for other concepts, including foldable ones, and the company has previously said it hopes to release a bendable device next year.........Read more

Simmba first look: Ranveer Singh, Rohit Shetty film reminds you of Ram Lakhan, Singham

Ranveer Singh returns as a quirky cop in Simmba, a film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Karan Johar. The film may be loosely based on Jr NTR-starrer Temper. “We have bought the rights of Temper but our film is not exactly a remake. We wanted to take four-five scenes from Temper but we thought it’s better to buy the rights. ........Read more

Ashes 2017-18: Australia beat England by 120 runs to win second Test

What a phenomenal performance from the Australians today, capturing 6-57 in less than a session to dramatically fight back in this Adelaide Test. Smith’s side dug itself a hole yesterday and there would have been plenty of questions asked had England go on to win today.........Read more

Saw top half of Chris’ penis, masseuse tells court why Gayle made her cry ‘uncontrollably’

Chris Gayle is suing media organisations in Australia over a series of stories in January 2016 where female massage therapist Leanne Russell has claimed that the West Indies cricketer allegedly exposed himself to her.........Read more

'In next 20 years, India will grow at higher rate on GST, note ban reforms'

India has the potential to grow at a reasonably high level in the next decade or two, owing to some structural changes by the government and a turnaround in the global economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.........Read more

Rajinikanth More 'Suitable Ally' of BJP, While I am Rationalist: Kamal Haasan

Actor Kamal Haasan has said his professional rival Rajinikanth is a "suitable ally" of the BJP while he himself is a rationalist, clearly giving a hint on the expected political trajectories of the two Tamil superstars.........Read more

The Draft Pharmaceutical Policy 2017 largely typifies a bureaucracy-driven law

The draft policy has devoted an entire paragraph to quality concerns affecting the domestic pharmaceutical market. The GVK Bio clinical trials scam is fresh in public memory, and apparently, government memory as well: a lesson strong enough for the Ministry of Health to take industry lobby Indian Pharmaceutical Association's (IPA) mea culpa on clinical trials being fabricated seriously and decide to sharpen the end-game of its policy reform.........Read more

Chinese bitcoin exchange announces it is ending trading

One of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges says it will end trading after news reports regulators have ordered all Chinese exchanges to close caused the price of the digital currency to plunge.........Read more

Nearly 200 Indian satellite objects orbiting in space: NASA

A total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist. He was citing the August 2017 issue of “Orbital Debris”, a quarterly published by NASA.........Read more

Huge IPL rights deals to leave franchises richer

Each IPL franchise will pocket INR 150 crore (US$ 23.4 million) from the central-revenue pool, twice the amount they had been working with in the first ten seasons. Each franchise, as a result, is likely to have a profit of about INR 50 crore (approx US$ 7.8 million) per season for the next five years.........Read more

When stress hormone falters, your health may suffer

Steady daytime levels of the stress hormone cortisol are associated with serious health problems, such as inflammation, obesity and cancer, researchers say. Normally, cortisol levels should vary throughout the day. "Cortisol is naturally high in the morning to help perk you up, and it decreases into the evening,"........Read more

Three consortia led by Alstom, Siemens and Stadler Bussnang eye Rs 2,000 crore coach factory project

The proposed rail coach factory that would produce coaches with aircraft-type interiors is expected to come up on railway land in Kanchrapara near Kolkata on a public-private partnership basis and will involve a total investment of Rs 2,000 crore. ........Read more

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

According to researchers depression is a gene variant that can be carried by nearly 25 percent of population. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant.........Read more

GSAT-17 communication satellite built by ISRO will be launched from French Guiana

"GSAT-17, to be deployed from Ariane 5's lower passenger position, was built by the Indian Space Research Organisation to strengthen its current fleet of 17 telecommunications satellites. The spacecraft's separation will occur approximately 41 minutes after lift-off," said European Space Agency Arianespace.........Read more

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 14.7 million euros tax fraud

Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid filed a tax fraud lawsuit against Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday. The 32-year-old is being accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014.........Read more

China Irked by Dhola-Sadiya Bridge? Asks India to be 'Cautious' in Arunachal

We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China to jointly control disputes, safeguard peace and tranquility in the border areas," the Chinese Foreign Ministry told........Read more

Mary Kom to return to boxing ring next month at Mongolia invitational event

MC Mary Kom will be back in action in the boxing ring after a year out of the sport. The Indian champion will return to action next month at the Mongolia invitational event. The Olympic bronze medallist of the London Games was really disappointed when she missed the bus to the games in Rio last year. She had been nevertheless in news for promoting boxing and social causes.........Read more

ICC Champions Trophy: BCCI calls emergency meeting to review security situation in England post Manchester Arena explosion

The Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) in India has called for an emergency meeting in wake of Manchester Arena explosion that left 22 people dead on Tuesday. The meeting has been possibly called for taking a stock of the security situation in England ahead of the Champions Trophy.........Read more

Bangladesh Nationalist Party urges Election Commission not to use EVMs in 2019 general elections

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has urged its Election Commission to scrap the use of electronic voting machines in the next general elections, A three-member delegation led by BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in Dhaka and told him that most countries around the world had stopped using EVMs.........Read more

Wedding without a ‘kanyadan’

In Nagpur, famous for its oranges and home to the saffron project of the RSS, Ashay, son of BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Shivada, the niece of BJP’s foreign affairs cell head, Vijay Chauthaiwale and daughter of Shreya and Shriram Chauthaiwale, entered wedlock in a ceremony that was officiated over by a female priest, but more importantly also edited out the all important Kanyadan (giving away of the bride) sanskar, so essential to Hindu weddings.........Read more

Apple iPhone 7 world’s best-selling smartphone in first quarter of 2017

Apple iPhone 7 has emerged as the worlds best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017, with an estimated shipment of 21.5 million units that captured six per cent market-share worldwide.........Read more

Error in NEET questions? CBSE says ambiguity an academic issue

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today clarified that any ambiguity in the questions of the national medical entrance exam is an academic issue and will be addressed only by the subject experts.........Read more

Fast and Furious 8 movie review: The strangest, most outlandish entry of the series

For the longest time, the Fast and Furious series has been an exercise in testing mankind’s patience for cartoonish action - like a multi-billion-dollar lab experiment gone way out of hand. On literally any other occasion, the sight of million-dollar cars parachuting down from the sky, or chasing down a cargo plane down a 45 km runway, OR Vin Diesel soaring across the sky Superman-like, would’ve been one outlandish move too many. We were there right with them till they’d restricted themselves to dragging 3-tonne bank vaults across Rio de Janeiro, but not anymore, no.........Read more

Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly refutes substantial younger estimates. Their results are published as early view in the journal Global and Planetary Change.........Read more

Militant holed up in UP part of Islamic State says IB

The suspected militant hiding in the outskirts of Lucknow is suspected to be part of the Islamic State, Intelligence Bureau officials say. The suspect identified as Saifulla is said to be armed with an AK-47 rifle, sources say. There is an ongoing encounter to flush out the suspected militant who is alleged to be linked to the Bihar-Ujjain train blast that took place at Madhya Pradesh earlier this morning.........Read more

Dalit Writer Krishna Kirwale Stabbed To Death In His Kolhapur Home

Noted Ambedkarite thinker Dr Krishna Kirwale was found murdered at his house in western Maharashtra's Kolhapur city. Police said his body was found with multiple stab wounds at his Rajendranagar residence. Kirwale (62), was the retired head of the Marathi department of Kolhapur's Shivaji University.........Read more

Maruti launches Baleno RS priced at Rs 8.69 lakh

Maruti Suzuki on Friday launched the Baleno RS — the sporty version of the premium hatchback, available at introductory price of Rs 8.69 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The new car features a one-litre Boosterjet petrol engine, which the company claims will deliver 20% more power and 30% more torque than a conventional 1.2 litre engine.........Read more

Chandigarh to ban liquor from April 1

Each liquor shop in the city, whether in a five-star hotel, a restaurant or a vend is staring at closure from April 1, when the December judgment of the Supreme Court on closure of liquor shops on state highways and national highways takes effect.........Read more

What? Justin Biebers Mumbai concert ticket to cost Rs 76,000?

The most expensive, VIP kind of tickets will be priced at Rs 76,000. We will, however, know by the end of the day, the actual range of ticket prices. But if they are indeed priced at Rs 76,000, would you be willing to break the bank?........Read more

Russia UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

The Russian Foreign Ministry said "the outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working role." And President Vladimir Putin "expressed sympathy to the friends and family as well as to the staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry," the Kremlin said. Churkin died one day before his 65th birthday.........Read more

List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017

Which team bought which player? How the 2017 IPL auction panned out. Here's the full list of sold and unsold players........Read more

2017 Triumph Street Triple India Launch Details Revealed

The 2017 Triumph Street Triple is one of the most promising superbikes you should be waiting for and will be heading to India around June-July this year. Triumph India will first introduce the S version in the country followed by the more powerful R and RS versions.........Read more

15k schoolkids to watch India-Australia Test free in Bengaluru

Over 15,000 children, mostly from the economically weaker sections, will have an opportunity to watch Virat Kohli's men in action against Australia during the second Test, beginning at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on March 4, free of cost.........Read more

Kotak Mahindra, Axis Bank shares rise on merger rumours

Shares of private sector lenders Axis Bank Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd have risen 3.38% and 8.31%, respectively, over the past month, fuelled by rumours of a potential merger of the two, even as the two lenders have denied any such development. The Bankex has gained 5.92% and the broader BSE Sensex 3.71% in the same period.........Read more

It's players who make me the captain I am: Kohli

A believer of the old adage that a captain is only as good as his team, Indian skipper Virat Kohli today lauded his bowlers for their lion-hearted effort on a flat track against a spirited Bangladesh side.........Read more

Does Acrylamide the reason for higher Cancer cases

Acrylamide is a natural chemical that is formed when starchy foods such as bread and potatoes are cooked for long periods at a high temperature. When these foods are cooked (fried, baked, roasted, toasted or grilled) to above 120°C (250°F), they naturally form acrylamide. Acrylamide is produced as part of the cooking process and improves the texture and taste of foods. Although it is a naturally occurring chemical that has always been present in food, there have been recent concerns that increased exposure can cause adverse effects to health. ........Read more

Jihadist groups, ISIS hail Trump's travel ban as victory: report

Jihadist groups, including Islamic State sympathisers, have hailed the Trump administration's ban on travel to the US from seven Muslim- majority nations saying it would persuade American Muslims to side with the extremists, One posting hailed Trump as "the best caller to Islam," while others predicted that Trump would soon launch a new war in the Middle East.........Read more

New artificial intelligence system can see and understand – Tech2

A new computational model performs at human levels when subjected to standard intelligence test, making artificial intelligence (AI) system at par with human understanding capabilities.........Read more

Australia says suspended MH370 search could resume in future

The location of flight MH370 became world’s greatest aviation mysteries since the place disappeared in 2014 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. “I don’t rule out a future underwater search by any stretch,” Australian transport minister Darren Chester told reporters in Melbourne.........Read more

Small long-serving satellite observes ammonia emission from the center of our galaxy

Completing its 16th year in orbit, a small Swedish astrophysics and aeronomy satellite named "Odin" has proven that it is still capable of carrying out important observations of space. The spacecraft has lately observed ammonia (NH3) emissions from an astronomical radio source known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short) at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The results of these observations were published January 10 in a paper available on more

BSE sets $198 million IPO for 23-25 January

BSE Ltd has set its initial public offering for 23-25 January, according to a filing from India’s second-biggest exchange, in a listing that bankers say could raise around Rs1,350 crore. More than 300 shareholders in BSE, including Singapore Exchange and a Citigroup unit, will sell up to 15.4 million shares with a face value of Rs2 each, according to its red herring prospectus filed with regulators.........Read more

Hyderabad is hosting Bangladesh Test: Manoj

Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Secretary K John Manoj on Monday rubbished rumours that his association will not host the Bangladesh Test scheduled from February 13. “Let me set the record straight that HCA has never ever shown reluctance to host the Test. We are issuing tender notice for in stadia advertisement today. Also we are set to sign a deal with TCM (Twenty First Century Media) within a day or two. I don’t know who spread all these rumours".........Read more

Railways offers platforms for setting up over 2,000 ATMs

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the non-fare revenue policy, a first in Railways, offering various schemes for revenue-yielding activities including train branding, rail radio schemes and the mega offer of setting up about 2400 ATMs at platforms of major stations across the country early next week..........Read more

First Look: RGV's Sarkar 3

Sarkar 3 first look poster is out and Amitabh Bachchan looks immense as Subhash Nagre. As the previous two parts of Sarkar are gigantic hits, let us see how RGV made this one........Read more

Karan Bajwa is the new Managing Director for IBM India

Software giant IBM on Wednesday announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director and Vanitha Narayanan as Chairman of IBM India. Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.........Read more

Sports ministry issues showcause notice to IOA; Suresh Kalmadi declines post

The move to elevate Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala triggered a storm with the ministry issuing a showcause notice to the IOA and also threatening to severe ties with the body if it failed to sack the duo.........Read more

Rahul Gandhi Caught Using Sahara Vehicle To File Nomination Papers In Amethi For 2014 Elections

In view of his allegations, the social media is now abuzz with a picture of Rahul travelling in Sahara Group’s Toyota Land Cruiser SUV to file nomination papers in Amethi during Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Records suggest that as per vehicle records the vehicle bearing registration number is UP32 DZ 7000 is registered at Lucknow in the name of Sahara India.........Read more

Mystery over Jayalalithaa's death: Prescribed wrong diabetes meds before hospitalisation

What has added grist to conspiracy theories surrounding Jaya’s illness and death, is an email, allegedly written by senior journalist and NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt, to various email addresses within the private news channel. The email written by Dutt passes on information to the channel on “off record” details given to her by “one of the Apollo Reddy sisters” who form part of the management of the hospital, alongwith their father Pratap C Reddy. In the email, Dutt is alleged to have written – “she was being given wrong medicine for diabetes… before she was brought to them…” – the ‘she’ being referred to in the email is Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the intervening night of 4-5 December, a few hours before this email was purportedly written.........Read more

In highly lethal type of leukemia, cancer gene predicts treatment response

Patients with the most lethal form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - based on genetic profiles of their cancers - typically survive for only four to six months after diagnosis, even with aggressive chemotherapy. But new research indicates that such patients, paradoxically, may live longer if they receive a milder chemotherapy drug.........Read more

Setback for Arvind Kejriwal: Arun Jaitley's criminal defamation case to continue, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay criminal defamation proceedings against Arvind Kejriwal lodged by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Jaitely's counsel did not have to utter a word during the proceedings as Kejriwal's counsel Ram Jethmalani failed to convince the top court.........Read more

India v/s England: Kohli, Pujara create unique milestones as hosts pummel English on Day 1

India v/s England: Kohli, Pujara create unique milestones as hosts pummel English on Day 1 - Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 151 and Ravichandran Ashwin on one as India reached 317 for four at the close after winning the toss in the first ever test match in the port city of Visakhapatnam.........Read more

Not allowed to meet def min, ex-serviceman ‘kills self’ over OROP issue

An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, after he was not allowed to meet the defence minister with his plea on one rank one pension........Read more

'Unforgivable' Leak By Cyrus Mistry Says Tata Sons On His Email

Cyrus Mistry, was "fully empowered" to run India's largest conglomerate Tata Sons has said in a statement today amid international focus on the abrupt removal of its 48-year-old Chairman.........Read more

Schiaparelli is Gone. Smashed on the surface of Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter view of Schiaparelli landing site before and after the lander arrived. The images have a resolution of 6 meters per pixel and shows two new features on the surface when compared to an image from the same camera taken in May this year. The black dot appears to be the lander impact site and the smaller white dot below the paw-shaped cluster of craters, the parachute. ........Read more

WikiLeaks releases Clinton speeches for Goldman Sachs

Three of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs have been released by WikiLeaks, casting an awkward spotlight on the Democrat's ties to the biggest players on Wall Street in the final stretch of the White House race.........Read more

Our army does not speak but displays its valour, so does our Defence Minister: PM Modi

New Delhi: The first image of a soldier may be that of a uniformed person with weapons, but soldiers also have a humane face, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday.........Read more

Mumbai Based Essel Group Forays Into Online Food Delivery; Launches Gorb

Living Enterprises Pvt. Ltd has reportedly entered the food delivery segment by launching an online food delivery platform Gorb. Living Enterprises is run by the Mumbai-based business house, Esse...........Read more

Essar nears sale of $6.5bn refinery arm to Rosneft

The board of Rosneft, which signed a non-binding pact on the potential purchase in July 2015, plans to meet on October 13 to approve the transaction, according to the people.........Read more

IFFI to Get Permanent Venue by 50th Edition: Goa CM

"During the meeting, the Chief Minister informed Naidu that 50 acres of land had been allotted to the Entertainment Society of Goa (a state government agency which officially hosts the festival) for the development of permanent infrastructure for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)," a government spokesperson told reporters here.........Read more

Ladakh Wants To Become A Union Territory (UT), That Is Their Only Demand: Rajnath Singh

With Home Minister Rajnath Singh visiting Ladakh for two days, all local political, religious and social organisations have started to met him and demanded a Union Territory (UT) status for Ladakh.........Read more

India snubs UN for saying didn’t ‘observe’ LoC firing

Responding to a question on the “surgical strikes” conducted by India targeting terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had not “directly observed” any firing.........Read more

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister-in-law files torture, harassment case against actor

The woman, who married Nawazuddin Sidduqi's younger brother this May has made serious charges against the film actor, saying he kicked her in the stomach when she was three months pregnant.........Read more

The UN plans to launch its first space mission five years from now

The United Nations will launch its first-ever space mission aboard Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spaceplane in 2021. The news was announced yesterday at the International Astronautical...........Read more

Live: First US Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

The two US presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, face off in their first debate on Monday night in Hofstra University in New York. The US presidential debate is a tradition follo........Read more

You will be thrilled to watch this real-life BMW transformer made by Turkish engineers.

If you are a robot freak and a die-hard fan of the Transformers franchise, you will be thrilled to watch this real-life BMW transformer made by Turkish engineers. A team of 12 engineers and four supporting technicians from Turkish company called ‘Letvision’ has recently unveiled a transforming robot based on a BMW 3 Series coupe, called as ANTIMON.........Read more

GDP growth to top 8% on rains, reforms: Arvind Panagariya

A good monsoon, reforms and timely decision making at the Centre will definitely push India’s growth beyond the 8% mark in subsequent quarters of this fiscal, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has said. “I am confident that it (GDP number) will be over 8% in subsequent quarters (this fiscal),” Panagariya said.........Read more

Prolonged sitting behind 4 per cent deaths worldwide: study

Nearly four per cent of all deaths worldwide - or 433,000 per year - are due to the fact that people spend more than three hours a day sitting down, a new study conducted in 54 countries has claimed.........Read more

Top US leaders move bill to brand Pakistan a terror sponsor

Two powerful American lawmakers have introduced Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act (HR 6069) act in the United States House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a State Sponsor of terrorism.........Read more

Is technology going to be the end of human beings?

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and since the advent of computers, man has only accelerated the progress. But how this progress is going to affect us? How the tech innovations have changed our lives? Will the advancement in technology bring the end to the human race?........Read more

2017 iPhone Tipped to Sport No Home Button

After months of rumours speculating about the upgrades on the iPhone 7, Apple finally took the wraps of its 2016 offering last week and confirmed the death of the 3.5mm headphone jack. This year's iPhone 7 is faster, water resistant, comes with more base storage, and has a better camera. The first pre-orders in launch countries are scheduled to begin this Friday, but before that, rumours of the next year's iPhone are already coming in........Read more

Missing Kerala youths have reached Afghanistan: NIA

Twenty-two Keralites, including six women and three children, who were reported missing in June this year, have reached the bastion of ISIS terror operations in Afghanistan, officials said.........Read more

Guinness World Record for bearded woman Harnaam Kaur

A model with six-inch long facial hair has become the youngest woman in the world to have a full beard, according to the Guinness World Records.........Read more

Russian fighter jet makes 'unsafe' intercept of US aircraft

A Russian fighter jet made an "unsafe close-range intercept" of a US aircraft over the Black Sea Wednesday, coming within 10 feet of the American plane.........Read more

A short history of how Indians came to eat bhindi

Scrape the thorny spines off the surface of the bhindika, slice the pods, rub in the sundried and pounded yellow haridra root and deep fry in sesame oil. Lay the crisp bhindika in a bowl of whipped curds or the tangy juice of the bijapura fruit, seasoned with salt. It is a dish fit to be set before a king, nay, an emperor.........Read more

How Three Indians Fought All Odds To Drive From London To Mongolia In A Tata Nano

No one thought they could do it. Engineers and auto industry specialists had told them it was impossible. Even they weren't completely sure that their tiny car--a Tata Nano Twist--could make it through 18,000 kilometres in rough terrain from London to Mongolia over a gruelling two-month schedule.........Read more

A peek inside the earliest moments of the universe

The Big Bang. That spontaneous explosion some 14 billion years ago that created our universe and, in the process, all matter as we know it today.........Read more

New areas of the brain identified where ALS-implicated gene is active

For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with motor neuron disease and frontotemporal dementia.........Read more

What the heck's a hyperloop?

Picture sitting in a pod inside a nearly airless tube that stretches aboveground for hundreds of miles. Electric motors inside the 11-foot tube accelerate the pod out of the station and slow it down before arrival. Powerful magnets in the tube levita........Read more

Antibody-Coated Gold Nanoparticles Accurately Destroy Recurrent Tumors

Cancer cells that cannot be removed by surgeons often cause tumors to return or metastasize. They come in areas where it first started or in other body parts.........Read more

Jats in Haryana threaten another round of quota protest, 7 districts on alert

With Jat leaders threatening to renew their agitation for reservation from June 5, the state government and the police have started mobilising security forces at various places.........Read more

The art of medical literature

A series of recent books breaks down the shield between doctors and patients, and reveals the deep sense of humanity that guides their work........Read more

Darjeeling Toy Train to get a Rs 3.5 crore makeover

UNESCO and Indian Railways have joined hands to preserve every bit of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.........Read more

Government working to make customs clearance for NRIs carrying gold hassle-free - The Economic Times

CBEC is readying a new set of guidelines that will make it easier at customs ports to bring in jewellery only for personal use under the baggage rules.........Read more