How do you keep a space station clean?

The scientists found that the ISS has developed a stable population of some 55 different types of microorganisms. But, despite the lack of gravity, these bacteria, fungi, moulds, protozoa and viruses have adapted well to their surroundings. “They weren’t more resistant to antibiotics or had other potentially harmful traits for the humans,” says Moissl-Eichinger. “But we did find they had adapted to all the metal surfaces.” These metal munching microbes are known as technophiles and, as with Mir, could pose a long-term risk to space station systems. “In the long run, this might result in difficulties with the proper and safe management of the space station.”........Read more

Coronavirus Breakthrough? Jaipur Doctors Successfully 'Treat' Italian Tourist With HIV And Malaria Drugs

Doctors at prestigious Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur have reportedly treated a coronavirus patient. According to the information available in the public domain, the woman is an Italian tourist who was tested positive for COVID-19. She was part of the group of 23 Italian tourists who were visiting India. Her 69-year-old husband was also tested positive of coronavirus. The woman was being treated at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. Latest reports suggest that she has been tested negative for the COVID-19 disease in last 24 hours. The woman was being administered with HIV and malaria drugs. A report by The Times of India confirmed the same. Jaipur doctors also gave her H1N1 drugs. ........Read more

Can people spread coronavirus after they recover?

A small study out of China suggests that the new coronavirus can persist in the body for at least two weeks after symptoms of the disease clear up. This sort of persistence isn't unheard of among viruses, experts told Live Science, and thankfully, the patients are most likely not very contagious in the post-symptom period. The findings may even be good news, said Krys Johnson, an epidemiologist at Temple University's College of Public Health. The viruses that tend to hang around in people's systems also tend to be the viruses that the body develops a strong immune response against. "If the virus is staying in people's systems, then they may not be able to be reinfected," Johnson told Live Science. ........Read more

On board the Antarctic expedition that reveals dramatic penguin decline

The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. The chinstrap penguin, named after the narrow black band under its head, inhabits the islands and shores of the Southern Pacific and Antarctic Oceans and feeds on krill. "Something is happening to the fundamental building blocks of the food chain here. We've got less food abundance that's driving these populations down lower and lower over time and the question is, is that going to continue?" ........Read more

Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases over the weekend

Health authorities in Beijing confirmed two cases of the new coronavirus Monday, while Guangdong authorities reported one case in Shenzhen -- the first confirmation from authorities that the mysterious virus has spread domestically beyond the central city of Wuhan. All three patients are believed to have visited Wuhan, according to authorities.........Read more

A plateful of plastic

Dozens of reports have been published on microplastics but the scientific community is still only scratching the surface of understanding just how much plastic we consume and how harmful it could be. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a recent study by WWF International concluded, mainly in drinking water but also via sources like shellfish, which tend to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consume........Read more

No words to express, have waited for so long: PV Sindhu after historic title win

Two-time silver medallist P V Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for the elusive gold finally ended with a maiden World Championship title in Basel on Sunday. Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever. Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a dominating win over the same opponent.  Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win BWF World Championships gold “I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters. “I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it.” It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal -- most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China -- to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.........Read more

ICICI probe widens, 24 loans from Chanda Kochhar era under lens

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), investigating links between former ICICI Bank managing director and chief executive officer Chanda Kochhar and the Videocon Group, has expanded its probe into a total of 24 loans aggregating Rs 7,862 crore that, it believes, were loaned “illegally and criminally” by the bank to the conglomerate when she was in charge between 2009 and 2018.........Read more

BJP, Congress share more ‘junk news’ on WhatsApp than BSP-SP, says Oxford study

The BJP and Congress share similar volumes of “junk news” on Facebook and WhatsApp while SP and BSP share more professional news sources, Oxford University has found. A third of the BJP images shared on WhatsApp were “divisive and conspiratorial,” while a quarter of INC images and a tenth of SP-BSP images were.........Read more

NCERT drops 3 chapters from Class 9, one on caste struggles

The NCERT has dropped three chapters from its Class 9 history textbook, including one that illustrates caste conflict through the struggles of the so-called ‘lower caste’ Nadar women of Travancore, who were forced to keep their upper bodies uncovered.........Read more

‘Zero tolerance for predators, compassion for victims’ - Bishops' council comes down hard on erring priests

In a first-of-its-kind initiative a Kerala-based body of Catholic bishops has come out with guidelines to protect minors and vulnerable adults in church-run institutions from any form of sexual exploitation or abuse. The guidelines also propose action against anyone committing such offences.........Read more

Punjab says no to dope test for wannabe grooms 

Drug-tainted Punjab, along with Haryana and Chandigarh, has said no to a proposal for making dope test mandatory for wannabe grooms.........Read more

Hyundai Santro (AH2) Pre-bookings To Commence On October 10th

The new Hyundai Santro (AH2) will launch in India on October 23. It will replace the Eon in the carmaker’s product portfolio for India. The 2018 Hyundai Santro will have a tallboy architecture and will be based on the old i10’s platform.........Read more

BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh plans to repeal anti-conversion law

Arunachal Pradesh is likely to repeal a four-decade-old that seeks to curb religious conversions as it could “undermine secularism” and is probably targeted towards Christians........Read more

Second Day in a Row, Delhi NCR Air Quality Down to 'Hazardous' Level; 'Severe' in Places

Delhi residents experienced a dusty morning on Thursday. Readings from most air quality monitoring stations across the NCR showed that the PM2.5 stayed well within ‘poor’ or ‘hazardous’ categories,........Read more

WhatsApp for iPhone Starts Receiving Group Audio Calls: Report

WhatsApp for iPhone is said to have started receiving group audio calls functionality. This means that you'll soon be able to make voice calls to your multiple contacts directly through the instant messaging app.........Read more

Flipkart’s former employees can cash out only 30% of their ESOPs

While current Flipkart employees will be allowed to encash their holdings fully over the next two years, former employees can only cash out 30% of their vested options and have to hold on to the rest for an undefined period. The differential treatment has reignited the debate among startup employees, investors and entrepreneurs about how employee stock option plans, or ESOPs, should be treated.........Read more

I never backed anyone in Karnataka: Chandrababu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Thursday that he had never asked Telugus staying in Karnataka to vote for any particular party in the May 12 Assembly elections. He said that he had only asked them not to vote for a party which had done injustice to AP.........Read more

Blue-coloured Baal Aadhaar For Children Below Five Years of Age

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced blue-coloured Baal Aadhaar for children below five years of age. The enrollment requires parents’ Aadhaar card and no biometrics will be done. These children will need to update their biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph when they turn 5 and 15. ........Read more

Karnataka Govt Ready to Recommend Centre to Declare Lingayatism as Independent Religion: CM

Karnataka state government is ready to recommend union government to declare Lingayatism as an independent religion if the members of Lingayat community have no differences on the fact that Lingayatism is different and separate from Hindu religion, said Karnataka Chief Minister (CM) Siddaramaiah at an event here in Dharwad.........Read more

LIC may hike stock market investments to Rs4 trillion in 2017-18

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the country’s biggest institutional investor, plans to invest at least Rs4 trillion in the stock markets in 2017-18, the highest ever in absolute terms, two persons with direct knowledge of the plan said.........Read more

Centre’s proposal to states: Enact your own Aadhaar Acts too

The central Act makes Aadhaar mandatory for any “subsidy, benefit or service” for which the expenditure is borne fully or shared partially by the Consolidated Fund of India. This means that every welfare subsidy or benefit, from fully-funded or centrally-sponsored schemes (where states share part of the fiscal burden), is conditional on verification through Aadhaar.........Read more

As 'deadline' for Tejashwi ends, Nitish calls JD (U) meet on Sunday

As the unofficial four-day deadline for Bihars Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav to clarify or quit ended on Saturday evening, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened Janata Dal (United) legislators meeting here on Sunday. ........Read more

India now has the largest Facebook user base, surpasses the US: Report

With a total of 2 billion active users, just a couple of months ago Facebook announced that over 184 million monthly active users out of its total user base were from India alone. Over the years, India has remained one of the top Facebook using countries, just a little behind the United States. However, the latest numbers show that India has overtaken the US to become the platform’s largest country audience.........Read more

Nubia N2 with 5000mAh battery, 16-megapixel selfie camera launched in India at Rs 15,999

Nubia launched a new smartphone to the Indian market, called the Nubia N2. The key highlight of the smartphone is its massive 5000mAh battery and 16-megapixel front facing camera.........Read more

1993 Mumbai blasts: CBI seeks life imprisonment for Abu Salem, says ‘he deserves death’

As per the section 34 (C) of the Extradition Act, if the law of the country from where an accused has been extradited does not provide for capital punishment, he cannot be awarded death sentence........Read more

Japan's SoftBank takes driving seat in Indian online shake-up

After ploughing about $2 billion into minority stakes in Indian e-commerce businesses over the past few years, Japan's SoftBank is upping the stakes, looking to play consolidator and take a more active role at a trio of leading start-ups.........Read more

Delhi HC refuses to quash DA case against Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife's plea seeking quashing of the disproportionate assets case filed against them by the CBI.........Read more

Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Being able to spot, and one day neutralise, these "reservoir" cells has long been a holy grail in the quest to wipe out AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes it.........Read more

Kerala sex scandal: To save a priest from disgrace, I falsely said I raped my daughter, says girl’s father

OVER A dozen photographs of various Catholic saints adorn a weather-beaten wall of this small, three-room, tiled house on a hill at Kottiyoor in Kannur. “Children are a gift from God,’’ reads a Biblical verse scribbled over one image. This is the home of the girl who delivered a baby last month after being raped, allegedly by a priest at the local parish. Where a grieving mother laments the “disgrace” that has tainted the family. And where a heart-broken father had to falsely admit that he had raped his own daughter to “protect the priest and the Church” in what is now being described as the worst sex scandal in the history of Kerala’s Catholic establishment........Read more

State Bank of India merger to squeeze jobs of sportspersons?

The proposed merger between State Bank of India and its associate banks has created a flutter among hundreds of sportspersons employed by the smaller banks. The biggest fallout is that the associate banks have stopped recruiting in sports quota for more than a year now. What’s worse, players working with the banks are uncertain about their future.........Read more

Alphabet gets robotics pioneer Yoky Matsuoka back after her stint with Apple

Alphabet Inc. re-hired Yoky Matsuoka to oversee technology at its Nest Labs Inc. smart home unit, snapping up the robotics and artificial intelligence expert after she recently left Apple Inc. Yoky Matsuoka will be responsible for identifying important enabling technologies for Alphabet , such as sensors and machine learning, while partnering with outside firms........Read more

Tap Kashmiris young so they are not spoiled, MoS Jitendra Singh tells RSS Muslim wing

Speaking at a conference of Kashmiri students organised by the MRM on Saturday, Singh, referring to the students in the audience, said, “The Kashmiri youth is awake now and the problem is primarily of the generation that I belong to. It is our responsibility not to allow these youngsters to get spoiled.”........Read more

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Massive Cosmic Megamaser

At a distance of some 370 million light-years from our solar system, NASA scientists have identified a cosmic megamaser, a galaxy 100 million times brighter than our home galaxy, the Milky Way.........Read more

How to grow an arm

Surgeons prepare an amputation site for limb ­regeneration by cleaning the wound site of debris. They then expose raw nerves, bones, ­tendons, muscles, and other tissues so the molecules in them can be treated with a faint electrical charge........Read more

Brexit to send UK tumbling down world economic league table, worrying new analysis shows

Brexit will send Britain tumbling from fifth to eighth in the world’s economic league table by the end of the next decade, a worrying new economic analysis has found. Analysts at the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) found that the country’s economic prospects will be damaged by Brexit’s negative impact on the value of the pound. Sterling has dropped 18 per cent against the US dollar and 10 per cent against the euro since Britain voted to leave the European Union on 23 June.........Read more

BSNL, Datamail to Offer Free Email Addresses in 8 Indian Languages

 Following the 'Digital India' dream of the government, BSNL has offered free e-mail address service in eight Indian languages to its broadband users by launching a 'Datamail' service. Now BSNL broadband users will be able to open an email address in Datamail service in their own language.........Read more

Amphetamine Worth Rs 45 Crore Seized, 3 Arrested In Hyderabad , Bengaluru

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 231 kg of the banned narcotic drug amphetamine, worth about Rs 45 crore, from Hyderabad and Bengaluru and arrested three persons including a research scientist and his wife.........Read more

Pak a terrorist state, should be isolated: Rajnath after Uri attack

a strongly worded statement, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the terrorists who carried out the attack in the Army Brigade Headquarters in Uri were highly trained and heavily armed and vowed to hunt down those behind it. Expressing his deep disappointment with Pakistan's continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups, he said, "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such".........Read more

China's Air Force to Start Flying Into the Pacific

In a show of military might, the Chinese Air Force would soon start flying regularly into the Western Pacific beyond Japan and Taiwan, according to People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) spokesman Shen Jinke.........Read more

Let's not make any excuses, says Jose Mourinho after Feyenoord defeat

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has attributed the lack of ambition from his side in the first half as the reason for their loss in the match against the Dutch side. The Portuguese also defended his team selection, claiming that Thursday's game had all good players.........Read more

Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong are Asia’s top English Proficient Countries

The Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong are the three best Asian countries in English language proficiency, said the firm that co-owns the world's most popular English language test for higher education and immigration.........Read more

Pluto 'paints' its largest moon Charon red

In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like it elsewhere in our solar system, and they couldn't wait to get the story behind it.........Read more

Actis Capital eyes $280 million Symbiotec Pharmalab exit

Private equity firm Actis Capital is looking to sell its majority stake in Indore-based Symbiotec Pharmalab Ltd, according to two people familiar with the development. The deal would value Symbiotec at $400 million, with London-based Actis, which owns 70%, standing to make $280 million, one of the two said on condition of anonymity. Actis bought the stake in the bulk-drug maker for $48 million in 2013.........Read more

Baahubali makes into Screenrant’s list of Hollywood wished foreign movies

Baahubali: The Beginning made it into the list of foreign films that Hollywood wishes they had made.........Read more

BCCI threatens to pull out of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

BCCI has threatened to pull out of the 2017 Champions Trophy in England as a protest of Indias snub from ICCs finance committee.........Read more

Batman: Return to Arkham Given New Release Date, Side-By-Side Trailer Released

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announce Batman: Return to Arkham will launch on October 21 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was previously scheduled to be available on July 26, but was delayed to give developer Virtuous Games more time.........Read more

Kashmir unrest: Hurriyat refuses to meet leaders of all-party delegation, lashes out at CM Mehbooba Mufti

The separatist leaders also lashed out at Mehbooba, alleging that she was playing the "role of obfuscation".........Read more

'This is our country, our airport,' shouts Chinese official as Barack Obama lands for G20 summit

When US President Barack Obama arrived in China's Hangzhou on Saturday on his final trip to Asia as commander in chief for the G20 summit, the ceremonial niceties were marred by an undiplomatic shouting incident on the tarmac by a Chinese official.........Read more

British PM Theresa May to hold meeting on Brexit before G20 summit

As Britian Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to head to China for the upcoming G20, she will first hold a critical cabinet meeting with her top ministers at Chequers........Read more

Yamaha MT-03 Might Be Launched During the Festive Season

Yamaha is keen on launching the MT-03 in India during the festive season. It might price the motorcycle around Rs. 2.75 lakh mark. It carries the same engine as the Yamaha R3, which churns out around 40bhp and 29.6Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.........Read more

Woman can enter inner sanctum of Haji Ali, rules Bombay High Court

The Dargah trust said it will challenge the decision in Supreme Court.........Read more

Why jails across Mumbai are struggling to feed the prisoners

The police have been feeding crumbs to the inmates in 10 lock-ups in Mumbai for the last 25 days after the central kitchen of the contractor supplying food gets burgled........Read more

India’s Rio Olympics budget: Here’s how govt spent Rs 30 crore

The Indian government spent over Rs 30 crore from a budget of about Rs 40-45 crore for the Rio Games preparations. Here’s a look at the financial break up:........Read more

Bollywood is badly stereotyped: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

National Award-winning filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan feels Bollywood is different from Hindi cinema as the former follows a stereotypical pattern of stories.........Read more

BBB should appoint top executives at state-owned banks, says Rajan

Outgoing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has stressed the need to improve governance at public sector banks and said the task of appointing top executives and non-official directo........Read more

Indians growing taller, but fall short in world order

Between 1914 and 2014, the average height of Indian men increased by about 3cm to reach 165cm (5'5") while women grew taller by 5cm to become 153cm (5'1"). This leaves our men about 17.5cm shorter than the world's tallest males in the Netherlands, while Latvian women, the world's tallest, tower above our women by 17cm.........Read more

Why scientists of Indian origin are leaving a better life and returning to India

Such homecomings are driven partly by family compulsions, but now it is a flurry of fellowships and incentives by the govt that has helped scientists relocate to India.........Read more

Opinion | From Kandadevi to Kallimedu

On August 9, the Madras High Court observed that it was both a moral obligation and the legal mandate for the state to permit Dalits to worship at the Badrakaliamman temple in Kallimedu, a village ne........Read more

Rohtak honour killing: Court awards life term to girl’s parents, brother

A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to father, mother and brother of 22-year-old girl Nidhi in the 2013 Garnauthi honour killing in the district.........Read more

New research targets immune system vulnerabilities

In the battle against infections and diseases, from AIDS to cancer to diabetes, T-cells are the human body's first line of defense.........Read more

Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.........Read more

Next-Gen Audi A4 30 TFSI Variant Imported To India Ahead Of Launch

Audi is all set to launch the new A4 in petrol variant only, powered by the new 1.4-litre TFSI motor. And now, we can confirm our reports because Audi India recently imported a few models of the new A4 30 TFSI variant into the country just weeks before its launch.........Read more

'Concerned Over Reports Of Rising Intolerance And Violence' In India: US

Expressing concern over reports of "rising intolerance and violence" in India, the US has asked the Indian government to do "everything in its power" to protect citizens and to bring to justice the perpetrators.........Read more

Serious consequences await India for evicting 3 journos: Chinese media

Serious consequences await India if New Delhi has expelled three Chinese journalists because Beijing did not support its bid to be included in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, China’s state media said on Sunday night.........Read more

Yasir's ten-for seals thrilling Pakistan win

Three wickets from Rahat Ali before lunch and two more during the afternoon for Yasir Shah put Pakistan on course for victory in the Lord's Test........Read more

Airlines to pay huge compensation for flight cancellation or denying boarding to flier

Cancelling a flight or denying boarding to a flier is going to cost heavily to domestic airlines as the new guidelines by the aviation regulator DGCA provides for massive compensation in such cases.........Read more

Men below 50 should not teach at girls’ schools: Haryana education minister

Controversial Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma has said that male teachers who are below 50 should not opt to teach at girls’ schools in the state as girls “after a certain age need special precautions”, Mail Today reported on Friday.........Read more

Merging Flipkart, Snapdeal the best way to beat Amazon

Flipkart, Snapdeal are burning through cash and it doesn’t look like the flames of competition are going to die down while they’re being fanned by Amazon........Read more

Arvind Panagariya could be next RBI Governor: reports

Arvind Panagariya, who heads the government's main economic advisory body, is also India's Group of 20 summit negotiator.........Read more

Juno Ready to Encounter Solar System’s Biggest Planet

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the most massive planet in our Solar System, later today (July 4) to orbit the gas giant for 20 months and collect data on the planetary core, map the magnetic field, and measure the amount of water and ammonia in the Jovian atmosphere.........Read more

Sheena Bora Case: Bombay HC Hauls CBI, Special Judge Over Coals

Bombay HC pulls up special judge and CBI for withholding a key statement in Sheena murder case, writes Chandan Nandy........Read more

2017 Porsche 911 Range Launched in India; Prices Start at Rs. 1.42 Crore

Updating its halo sports car range in the country, Porsche has launched the 2017 911 series in India with prices starting Rs. 1.42 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 911 Carrera S going up to Rs. 2.81 cores for the range-topping Turbo S Cabriolet.........Read more

It's a down-cycle, sector will bounce back: Flipkart's Bansal

Flipkart, the country's largest e-commerce company, said it was capitalised well and not looking for now to raise funds.It also said investment cycles have bumps and internet-based sectors were undergoing one. "Overall, these are financial cycles........Read more

In a first, Mideast hub Dubai eases liquor rules for Ramzan

The city-state is breaking new ground with its decision to loosen rules prohibiting day-time alcohol sales during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, a move that reflects how much Dubai's rulers value the revenue both tourists and alcohol tax bring into........Read more

India's NSG Bid to be Discussed at Special Meeting in Seoul

The Indian team includes Amandeep Gill, head of 'Disarmament and International Security' division in the External Affairs Ministry.........Read more

RBI may ease liquidity adjustment facility lending rules for banks

Banks may be allowed to borrow against top-rated corporate bonds in addition to government securities........Read more

Exclusive: Aamir Khan’s First Look From ‘Dangal’ in 360 Degrees!

Catch Aamir Khan at his beefy best on the sets of ‘Dangal’, after putting on 95 kgs last year for the movie.........Read more

Traffic Rules Violators in Hyderabad May Find it Difficult to Get a Job

Acting on the Supreme Court's directions, Hyderabad Traffic Police has decided take strict action against repeat offenders by suspending their driving licence.........Read more

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir 'shocked' by abusive words in 'Udta Punjab'

After maintaining silence for several days over the raging controversy on 'Udta Punjab' — a movie on the drug menace in the state — Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Thursday joined the issue, saying he was 'shocked' with words 'kanjar' and 'banjar' in the movie.........Read more

French Open: Garcia-Mladenovic clinch womens doubles title

Home favourites Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic clinched the French Open women........Read more

‘Federal Front’ formula tried, tested, and failed: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has dismissed the possibility of any federal front posing a challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying a vacuum in the opposition caused by the weakening of Congress cannot be filled by an alliance of regional parties.........Read more

Pro Boxers Allowed to Compete in Olympics, but Can Vijender Make It?

In a landmark decision, AIBA today threw the Olympic doors open for professional boxers after an extraordinary congress in Lausanne, Switzerland voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move.........Read more

French Open: Wawrinka too good for Ramos Vinolas, reaches semis

French Open: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka held off Albert Ramos Vinolas' late charge to storm into the French Open semi-finals with a 6-2 6-1 7-6(7) victory on Wednesday.........Read more

Tata Motors in talks to set up petrol car assembly unit in Iran

Tata Motors is talking to Iran Khodro Company for a joint venture to assemble knocked down units of the petrol versions of its models........Read more

Why Hinduism And The Violence Of Caste Are Two Sides Of A Coin

California textbooks have become ground zero for an alliance of organizations led by right wingers such as the Hindu American Foundation who are working to erase caste (and its relevance to the slavery-like conditions suffered by caste-ed subjects) from the curriculums of California textbooks. The organization's goal seems to be to achieve in the US what has been difficult to do in India -- erase caste, diminish its violence and remove the assertion of Dalits.........Read more

Honda BR-V price ranges between Rs 8.75 lakh – Rs 12.90 lakh in India; returns 21.9 kmpl mileage

Honda Cars India, today, launched the much-awaited compact SUV – Honda BR-V – in the country. Priced between Rs 8.75 lakh – Rs 12.90 lakh, the BR-V will take on the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and Mahindra Scorpio.........Read more