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27 Mar 2018


Facebook will remain EC's social media partner: CEC Rawat

Observing that utilization of social media cannot be stopped due to instances of "aberrations," Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said Facebook would remain the poll panel's social media partner during the Karnataka Assembly elections.

27 Mar 2018


Mumbaikars, no respite from sweltering heat anytime soon!

Mumbai sizzled on Monday as it recorded 38.7 degrees-C, a staggering 5.9 degrees above normal.

27 Mar 2018


Malviya's tweet based on news channel report: BJP to EC

The BJP today told the Election Commission that its IT cell chief Amit Malviya's tweet on the Karnataka Assembly election dates before the poll panel's announcement was based on a news channel's report.

27 Mar 2018


Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online

It's almost been four years since India's apex court recognized transgenders as the third gender, but cases of discriminatory harassment are common.

27 Mar 2018

Arjuna Award

Rape accused Ghosh dropped from Ultimate Table Tennis Player draft

25-year-old Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh, who has been accused of rape by a teenager in Kolkata, has suffered another blow.

27 Mar 2018

Ministry of Finance

GST collection falls to Rs. 85,174 cr in February

GST collections slid for the second straight month to Rs. 85,174 crore in February as only 69% of the assessees filed returns.

27 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

Currently, no proposal to scrap Article 370, says Centre

There is currently no proposal to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

27 Mar 2018

Indian Army

Chinese army has violated Indian airspace five times this year

According to data from the army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), China's Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) has violated Indian airspace at least five times in the first three months this year.

27 Mar 2018


Facebook data breach revelations: Cyber agency cautions Internet users

Cautioning Internet users against online data thieves after the recent Facebook data breach revelation reports, the Indian cyber security agency has advised them to desist from sharing their vote preferences and Aadhaar details on social media platforms.

27 Mar 2018


Samsung launches 128GB variant of Galaxy S9, S9+ in India

About three weeks after Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in India, the company has launched a 128GB variant of the two models as well.

27 Mar 2018

Shah Rukh Khan

Farhan Akhtar to chase Shah Rukh Khan in 'Don 3'

In a thrilling update for all the fans looking forward to 'Don 3', Farhan Akhtar is all set to star alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the highly-awaited film.

27 Mar 2018

Mandeep Singh

Junior Shooting World Cup: Anish secures India's third individual gold

Rising shooter Anish Bhanwala secured India a third individual gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup when the 15-year-old finished atop the podium in men's 25m rapid fire pistol in Sydney on Monday.

27 Mar 2018

Reliance Jio

Nokia 1 running Oreo (Go Edition) launched at Rs. 5,499

First announced at the MWC in February this year, the Nokia 1 phone by HMD Global has finally come to India for Rs. 5,499.

26 Mar 2018


IIT-Hyderabad gets Rs.25L-funding to research how aging's conceptualized in IVF

The IIT-Hyderabad will undertake a study on the ways in which aging is conceptualized within in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by researching on elderly couples conceiving and giving birth to children through the method.

India ranks 109th in mobile Internet-speed, 67th in fixed broadband-speed

India, the largest consumer of mobile data in the world, is again ranked 109th in the mobile Internet speed and 67th for fixed broadband speed globally, according to data from Ookla's Speedtest Index.

MP: Truck mows down journalist fighting sand mafia

Reminding yet again that India is unsafe for journalists, a stringer for a news channel was mowed down in broad daylight in MP's Bhind district this morning.

26 Mar 2018


Netflix reveals the release date of Saif starrer 'Sacred Games'

In an exciting news for all the Netflix fans in India, the streaming giant has now announced the release date of its maiden Indian original series, 'Sacred Games'.

26 Mar 2018

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone does not regret opening up about depression

If people have started to open up on their struggle with depression today, Deepika Padukone has a major role to play in it.

26 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

India ready for any unanticipated situation in Doklam: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said India is "alert" and ready to deal with any "unforeseen situation" in Doklam.

26 Mar 2018

Virat Kohli

BJP MLA to women: Don't make boyfriends, atrocities will stop

A recent report claimed that in the first 45 days of 2018, there were 243 rape cases, 19 deaths due to dowry and 315 molestation cases.

IPL: How has Rahane's league fee changed over the years?

Ajinkya Rahane's brand value in IPL has been quite a ride.

26 Mar 2018


Singapore: Little India's 164-year-old Hindu temple gets a facelift

For more than a year, twenty artisans from India have been sharing sacred space with devotees and scores of other workmen in Singapore to help restore a 164-year-old Hindu temple, a declared national monument in the country.

26 Mar 2018


Flipkart is reinventing its back-end technology by infusing Artificial Intelligence

For any successful business, and especially in an e-commerce space, back-end technologies must scale proportionally with the fast-growing demands.

26 Mar 2018


Google: 80 percent of Indian Internet users browse YouTube

Google-owned YouTube is now being accessed by 80 percent of Internet users, across all-age groups, in India. YouTube highlighted its growth over the last decade at "Brandcast 2018" event as the company celebrated its 10th anniversary in India.

26 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

US sanctions on Pakistani companies could boost India's NSG bid

On the back of passing a spending bill which incorporates US President Trump's warnings of freezing security aid, the US has added seven Pakistani companies to the list of foreign entities that are subject to sanctions in the form of stringent export control measures.

25 Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Ears of 2.5L bovines tagged with Aadhaar-like ID

To enhance cattle's safety, Madhya Pradesh government has stamped 2.5L cattle with unique identities, similar to 12-digit Aadhaar number.

25 Mar 2018


Meet 'Saras', India's first indigenously made passenger plane

Indian scientists and Indian Air Force have once again committed to the development and testing of the country's first passenger and transport plane, Saras, a 19-seater turboprop aircraft.

Need to make farming lucrative in India: Sadhguru

Renowned spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has made a strong call to aggregate investment in irrigation and make farming "lucrative" for farmers in India.

25 Mar 2018


'Baahubali' maker in talks to direct Aamir's 'Mahabharata'

Aamir Khan's dream project 'Mahabharata' is getting bigger by the day.

25 Mar 2018

Reliance Jio

Jio Prime subscription expires on March 31. What happens then?

Jio, launched in September'16, disrupted India's telecom sector by offering free data and unlimited voice calls over its VoLTE network.

25 Mar 2018


Bengaluru: Microsoft to hold first-of-its-kind AI summit on Mar 28

Tech giant Microsoft will host 'AI for All' summit in Bengaluru on March 28 to exhibit use cases of artificial intelligence (AI) across sectors.

25 Mar 2018


OPPO F7 with 25MP camera to launch on March 26

The OPPO F7 smartphone will be launched in India on March 26 at an event slated to start at 2:30 pm IST.

25 Mar 2018


Traders demand phase-wise rollout of e-way bill next month

The interstate e-way bill is going to be introduced from April 1 across India.

25 Mar 2018


Xiaomi brings Hotstar app to Mi TVs; launches new Mi-backbacks

Xiaomi has introduced Hotstar app to its Mi Smart TVs, allowing users access to a host of new TV shows, movies, and sports shows on their Mi TVs.

25 Mar 2018


Google remembers Farooque Shaikh with doodle on 70th birth anniversary

Search engine Google on Sunday honored late Bollywood actor Farooque Shaikh on his 70th birth anniversary with a special doodle.

25 Mar 2018

Reliance Jio

Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta are engaged!

After much speculation, it's official: Akash Ambani, the scion of India's richest family, is engaged to Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta.

Cambridge Analytica issue: EC calls a meeting to check voter-influence

Recently, a scandal erupted after it was alleged that UK-based Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested data of 50 million Facebook users to subvert 2016 US presidential elections.

25 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections

To reap electoral benefits in 2019 parliamentary elections, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has set early deadlines for implementing key central schemes.

24 Mar 2018


Typing BFF on Facebook? Don't, it won't help

If you want to check how easy it is to spread fake news and misinformation on Facebook, the BFF hoax is a glowing example.

Saha scores 102* off 20 balls in a local T20-game

India's Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has played some gritty knocks in the past.