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20 Sep 2016


Indian electronic products industry to touch $75 billion by 2017

According to the joint study, government's efforts for infrastructure development, locomotive and energy, pose an important opportunity for rapid-expansion of domestic electronics industry.

One dead as drunk driver rams Porsche Into auto-rickshaws

Around 3:30 am on Monday, an auto-rickshaw driver was killed and 10 others were injured after a Porsche rammed into 12 parked auto-rickshaws in RK Salai in Chennai.

19 Sep 2016

Dawood Ibrahim

1993 RDX and Arms Landing case accused arrested

On Saturday night, Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad nabbed Abdulsattar Batliwala, one of the key accused in the 1993 Gosabara RDX and Arms Landing case, while he was passing via Khar in his vehicle.

17 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

Now send birthday greetings to PM Modi personally

On the occasion of PM Modi's birthday, a section has been introduced on the Narendra Modi app that enables users to send their wishes directly to him.

17 Sep 2016


Former hitman claims Philippine President ordered extrajudicial killings

In a testimony, Edgar Matobato, a former assassin, said he was part of 300-member "Davao Death Squad", run on the orders of Duterte, whose work was to kill criminals like drug pushers, rapists, snatchers everyday.

16 Sep 2016


BCCI to celebrate India's 500th test match in grand style

BCCI has decided to felicitate former India captains to celebrate the country's '500th Test match' that will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur's Green Park from 22 September.

16 Sep 2016


2 teens gang-raped in Delhi's Aman Vihar area

According to police reports, two teenage girls, who work in a factory, were gang-raped by five youths in outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area on Wednesday evening.

15 Sep 2016


Typhoon Meranti hits China after sweeping Taiwan

Super typhoon Meranti lost some strength before reaching the city of Xiamen in China, in the early hours of Thursday.

14 Sep 2016

Tamil Nadu

Government to promote Hindi in North-East and South india

To make the language more popular, Centre has decided to promote use of Hindi in everyday conversation in government offices and in North East and South India.

14 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

Government introduces automated system to manage negative press items

Modi government has decided to follow an 'automated system' which will focus on perception-management and will keep top-ministry officials on their toes.

13 Sep 2016

West Bengal

Police-CRPF at loggerheads over Jangalmahal extremist scare

The recovery of a 10-kg landmine from Kushbani Forest in Jhargram has fuelled the renewed threat of a Maoist insurgency in Jangalmahal and adjoining areas.

Praveen Kumar joins Samajwadi Party ahead of UP elections

According to reports, cricketer Praveen Kumar met Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and decided to join Samajwadi Party.

11 Sep 2016


The results of the first AI-judged beauty contest deemed racist

The first international beauty contest decided by an algorithm, Beauty.AI, has sparked controversy after the results revealed racial bias on part of the robots.

10 Sep 2016


SEBI issues circular against crowdfunding platforms

SEBI has reportedly issued an investor-warning circular to equity crowdfunding platforms that help start-ups, questioning their legality.

10 Sep 2016


Madhya Pradesh CM to launch Rs.10 thali for the poor

Following Jayalithaa and Navin Patnaik's footsteps, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning to launch a subsidized meal program for the poor, comprising of a 'filling' thali for Rs.10.

09 Sep 2016

Delhi Police

Absconding henchman in GB Road sex ring nabbed

On Thursday, Sarfaraz Billi, the muscleman for the prime accused in the human trafficking case, Saira Begum and Afaq Hussain, was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch from Bulandshahr.

08 Sep 2016

Las Vegas

Indian-American CEO charged with callous treatment of house-help

Himanshu Bhatia, an Indian-American CEO of IT staffing and consulting firm Rose International, has been charged with mistreatment of her Indian domestic help.

06 Sep 2016


Afghan forces end siege after suicide attacks hit Kabul

Afghan security forces ended a 10-hour siege on Tuesday, killing three attackers and rescuing 42 civilians, at the office of NGO CARE International in Kabul.

06 Sep 2016


Islamic State bans burqas at security centres

According to Iran Front Page, ISIS has banned burqas at their security centres in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

05 Sep 2016


Giant pandas are no longer 'endangered' in China

The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, has been upgraded to the vulnerable species list after being listed as endangered for more than 25 years by the IUCN.

03 Sep 2016

Amitabh Kant

200 e-commerce companies suspected fake, under DIPP scanner

Around 200 e-commerce companies have come under the scanner of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), many of whom are suspected to be fake.

01 Sep 2016

Uttar Pradesh

Ayodhya temple-trust allows renovation of Alamgiri Mosque on its land

The Hanumangarhi temple trust in Ayodhya has offered local Muslims to use temple's land to reconstruct a 300-year-old dilapidated mosque and agreed to bear its cost.

01 Sep 2016


I-T Department's 'name and shame' policy

As a part of its 'name and shame' policy, the Income Tax Department may soon publish names of taxpayers who have a 'chronic' default of Rs.1 crore and above.

31 Aug 2016

West Bengal

Supreme Court strikes down Left's Singur land deal

In a major set-back to Tata Motors, SC cancelled the CPI(M) government's 2006 land acquisition made for Tata Nano factory in Singur and asked the West Bengal Government to reclaim and distribute it to farmers within 12 weeks.

30 Aug 2016


French restaurant refuses to serve hijab wearing Muslim women

A Michelin listed French restaurant has been accused of Islamophobia after allegedly refusing to serve 2 Muslim customers, arguing "All Muslims are terrorists", on Saturday.

30 Aug 2016

San Francisco

Burning Man Festival 2016

The dates for the Burning Man Festival 2016 are 28th August to 5th September, and this year's theme is 'Da Vinci's Workshop'.

29 Aug 2016

Saudi Arabia

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 60

A suicide car bomb attack in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, killed pro-government troops who were preparing to fight in Yemen's northern border area.

29 Aug 2016


Hockey legends protest, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

On Sunday, several former hockey legends assembled at Jantar Mantar to reiterate the demand of awarding Bharat Ratna to Dhyan Chand posthumously.

28 Aug 2016

Donald Trump

Trump's campaign manager Bannon's ex-wife accuses him of anti-Semitism

According to court papers, an ex-wife of Bannon, Mary Piccard, has claimed that Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when they fought over sending their daughters to private school a decade ago.

27 Aug 2016

PV Sindhu

PM announces setting-up of Task Force for next three Olympics

At the Council of Minister's meeting, PM Narendra Modi declared setting up of a Task Force over the next few days to chart out a comprehensive action plan for the next 3 Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028.