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18 Oct 2017


Donald, Ivanka Trump celebrate first Diwali at the White House

US President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka celebrated their first Diwali at the White House.

18 Oct 2017


Why target Diwali for noise pollution, not azaan: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, known for his frequent communal comments, is at it again.

18 Oct 2017


Pollution levels to spike on Diwali despite SC's firecrackers ban

Turns out the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR might not even have the intended results.

17 Oct 2017


Maharashtra: Transport employees on strike indefinitely from midnight

Demanding salary hikes, employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be on strike indefinitely from the midnight of October 16th.

17 Oct 2017


Lakhs stranded as MSRTC employees launch strike during Diwali

Employees of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) launched an indefinite strike at midnight.

17 Oct 2017


Delhi: Public alerts, warnings to be issued to fight air-pollution

With Delhi's air quality worsening and the winter closing in, the city's authorities are going to send alerts about the rising pollution levels to people through newspapers, TV, radio from 17 October, two days before Diwali.

16 Oct 2017

Reliance Jio

Second round of JioPhone bookings to start after Diwali: Reports

Reports have emerged that Reliance Jio will resume bookings for its JioPhone right after Diwali. "Likely from October end or November first week," a Reliance Retail channel partner has said.

13 Oct 2017


Railways to introduce cheaper, faster Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express next week

Ahead of Diwali, Indian Railways announced it is launching a new "Special Rajdhani Express" to offer convenient connectivity to passengers on the Delhi-Mumbai route from 16 October.

13 Oct 2017

Shashi Tharoor

Don't politicize, give communal angle to cracker ban: SC

The SC has refused to modify its ban on firecrackers over allegations of communal targeting. It has urged people not to politicize the issue.

12 Oct 2017

Shashi Tharoor

Firecracker ban targets Hindu festival: Ramdev

The latest to slam the SC ban on firecrackers in Delhi-NCR is Baba Ramdev. The Patanjali founder has said the apex court's order targeted a particular community.

11 Oct 2017


A court order can't stop Delhi from celebrating Diwali

Despite the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, you can still procure some legally. It won't be easy though: you will have to undertake a six-eight hour journey costing few thousands.

11 Oct 2017


After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.

10 Oct 2017

Yogi Adityanath

UP govt plans a giant Ram statue at Ayodhya

The Yogi Adityanath government in UP is inviting accusations of partisanship by ignoring the Taj Mahal in its tourism plans.

09 Oct 2017


No firecrackers for Delhiites this Diwali, SC rules

Delhiites will have to settle for a silent Diwali this year. In a bid to check pollution, the SC has ruled that no firecrackers would be sold on the festival this time.

07 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi in Gujarat: Diwali has come early for Indians

PM Modi, on a two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat, while addressing the crowd at Dwarka referred to the GST Council meeting and claimed that "Diwali has come early for our citizens due to the decisions taken in the GST Council."

30 Sep 2017

Bharti Airtel

JioPhone effect: Airtel to launch Rs. 2,000 smartphone next month

Intensifying the ongoing war between telecom biggies, Airtel has decided to take on the JioPhone with an affordable smartphone.

30 Sep 2017


Amul to start selling French fries, aloo tikki this Diwali

Indian dairy giant Amul is set to launch frozen potato products like French Fries, potato wedges, hash browns, and aloo tikkis/burger patties next month, before Diwali.

28 Sep 2017


World's first fidget spinner phone, here's a Diwali gift idea

A part of me is really curious about trying out a fidget spinner phone, no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

21 Sep 2017


Festive offers on Xiaomi smartphones and accessories!

Xiaomi has announced a range of offers on its products ahead of the festive season. Discounts and other offers will be available on all partner platforms and on Mi's online and retail stores.

20 Sep 2017


An additional 4,000 trains will ply this festive season

Making travel plans easy for lakhs, the Railways is introducing 4,000 additional trains for this festival season. These special trains will run during October 15-30.

18 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Colleges have only 55 days to cover semester portion

Post-graduation students at Mumbai University and its affiliated colleges are worried as the results mess has delayed PG admissions, the deadline for which has been pushed to 25 September.

14 Sep 2017


NGT refuses to lift diesel vehicles ban in Delhi-NCR

The NGT has dismissed a plea by the Centre against its ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. "One diesel vehicle causes pollution equal to 24 petrol vehicles and 40 CNG vehicles," it observed.

13 Sep 2017


Ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR lifted

Ahead of Diwali, the SC has lifted a ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. The ban had come last year after poor quality of air was recorded during and after Diwali.

12 Sep 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel's smartphone vs. Jio's feature phone

Airtel has been gearing up to bring a phone of its own to counter the JioPhone.

11 Sep 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel's Rs. 2,500 smartphone to be launched around Diwali: Sources

According to sources, Airtel will launch its new 4G smartphone, priced Rs. 2,500-2,700, around Diwali.

22 Aug 2017

Bharti Airtel

After Jio's feature phone, Airtel to launch 4G smartphone

The launch of Reliance Jio has unleashed a raging battle in the telecom industry. The release of JioPhone further took it up a notch.

08 Aug 2017


Amazon India may enter online food retailing business during Diwali

Amazon, after receiving the go ahead from the government, will make its Indian debut into online food retailing during the Diwali season.

Environmental pollution: SC bans five toxic chemicals in fireworks

The SC has banned five chemicals in fireworks- antimony, lithium, mercury, lead and arsenic -which increase air and noise pollution.

15 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

Indian Broadband War: BSNL launches 1Gbps broadband to counter rivals

With Airtel and ACT Fibernet providing ultra-fast fiber optic broadband services and Reliance Jio testing JioFiber, a FTTH (fiber to the home) broadband war has begun.

12 Jul 2017

Reliance Jio

Reliance JioFiber Preview offer: 100GB data at 100Mbps for 3-months

Reliance Jio will be launching its broadband service JioFiber around Diwali but its details have been divulged now on Jio's official website.

30 May 2017

Bharti Airtel

Reliance JioFiber to offer 100GB data for Rs. 500

Reliance Jio is reportedly considering the commercial launch of its broadband service JioFiber after Diwali this year.

31 Mar 2017


Gurugram Pollution: When a nine-year-old took control

Gurugram can finally breathe easy, thanks to a nine-year-old resident of Sector-67.

29 Mar 2017

Lok Sabha

GST Bills: Employee amenities, gifts made taxable

An examination of the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill reveal that the tax could be levied on certain perks provided by employers to employees, that fall outside Cost to Company (CTC).

16 Feb 2017


2005 Delhi blast accused walk free

Three accused in 2005 Delhi blasts were today acquitted by a Delhi court.

What's brewing in Delhi today?

Foggy winter mornings continue to derail flight schedules and make highways risky for motorists.

15 Nov 2016

Pankaja Munde

Buldhana ashram: Fresh case against accused emerges

Following a fresh complaint by a 12-year old girl from the Buldhana ashram, a new case has been registered against the prime accused Ittusingh Pawar.

09 Nov 2016

Jet Airways

DGCA to crack down on pilots

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator, will crack down on pilots who feign illnesses to miss work.

08 Nov 2016

Pankaja Munde

Buldhana school students threaten suicide

After the rape incident in Buldhana, Maharashtra that came to light, the victims as well as other school children do not want to resume going back to school.

07 Nov 2016

Indian Army

Thousands of jawans forced to skip Diwali

Thousands of jawans did not join their families for Diwali, this year; Pakistan's non-stop shelling kept them busy along the 198-kilometre International Border in Jammu.

06 Nov 2016

Pankaja Munde

Buldhana rape case: 17 people arrested, Govt sets up SIT

The Maharashtra-government has set up a Special Investigation Team which will question 105 students in Buldhana, where 12 girls were allegedly raped by school-authorities.

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