11 Jan 2017Technology
42% cigarette tax increase would result in 66mn fewer smokers
A Rs.55 increase in excise tax per packet of cigarettes could lead to nearly 66 million fewer adult smokers globally, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) and US National Cancer Institute report.
Trump's attorney general faces gruelling senate confirmation hearing, clarifies policies
Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by US President-elect Donald Trump for the role of attorney general, is facing a gruelling Senate confirmation hearing, marred by protests.
Pakistan planning to revive controversial military courts
The Pakistani government is planning to revive controversial military courts aimed at providing fast-tracked trials to hardcore terrorists.
Trump snubs announcer, ends 60-year-old presidential inauguration tradition
89-year-old Charlie Brotman has been the lead announcer at all presidential inauguration parades in the US since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957.
10 Jan 2017World
Trump names son-in-law as senior White House adviser
US President-elect Donald Trump has named Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, as a senior White House adviser.
09 Jan 2017World
UN investigates Indian peacekeepers for entering Haiti without cholera vaccine
The United Nations (UN) is investigating Indian peacekeepers in Haiti for entering the Caribbean country without getting mandatory cholera vaccinations.
09 Jan 2017India
India discusses sale of Akash missiles to Vietnam
Sources revealed that India is discussing the sale of the indigenously developed Akash surface-to-air missiles (SAM) to Vietnam.
09 Jan 2017Sports
Aditya Verma: BCCI joint secretary pressurized Dhoni to quit captaincy
Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) secretary Aditya Verma alleged that MS Dhoni's resignation as captain of India's ODI and T20 teams "was not spontaneous but under pressure."
09 Jan 2017India
Terrorists kill 3 GREF labourers in J&K, high alert sounded
Three General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) labourers were killed when terrorists attacked their camp in J&K at 2 am.
08 Jan 2017World
Trump orders Obama's politically appointed ambassadors to quit
In a shocker, US President-elect Trump has ordered all of President Obama's political appointee ambassadors to resign before his inauguration day on January 20.
07 Jan 2017World
5 dead, 8 injured in Florida airport mass shooting
At least five people were killed and eight injured by a gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida.
07 Jan 2017Business
How robots threaten Trump's Ford plant victory
Ford's $700 million investment in its Michigan factory will help create 700 jobs.
07 Jan 2017Politics
Role of Election Commission in the world's largest democracy
Assembly elections will be held in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa from February onwards.
05 Jan 2017World
Trump's secretary of state to get $180mn from former company
Rex Tillerson is the former chairman of oil giant Exxon and has been nominated by US President-elect Donald Trump as secretary of state (foreign minister).
05 Jan 2017Politics
Why the UP elections matter
Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India's largest state, accounting for around one-sixth of total population.
05 Jan 2017World
US House Republicans drop proposal to weaken ethics office
Republican Party members in the US House of Representatives have dropped a controversial proposal to curb the powers of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).