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02 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

After you dial 100: What happens inside police control room?

Have you ever wondered what happens after you dial 100 - India's de-facto emergency helpline number - and before you get help?

02 Jun 2018

Reliance Jio

BSNL takes on Jio: Offers unlimited calling to broadband customers

State-run telco BSNL has rolled out unlimited voice calling benefits for all its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and broadband users.

02 Jun 2018


#FinancialBytes: 6 apps that help you buy/sell Bitcoins in India

World's most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin's valuation has had some dramatic fluctuations over the past one year. It picked up the pace in May'17 from $2,000 to $20,000 in Dec'17 and plummeted to $6,046 in Feb'18.

02 Jun 2018


Why aren't female condoms as popular as other contraceptives?

Considering India's struggle with population control, a dedicated Condom Day or Contraceptive Week or Reproductive Health Month to raise awareness is long overdue.

02 Jun 2018


Ambitious bullet train project lands in trouble: Details here

The ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project has run into trouble as people in more than 70 tribal villages in Palghar, Maharashtra, have refused to give up their lands.

02 Jun 2018


#FinancialBytes: What is credit score, how can you check yours?

Credit score is a numerical expression that represents the creditworthiness of an individual, summarizing their credit history.

02 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

02 Jun 2018


Xiaomi's selfie-focused Redmi Y2 will be Amazon exclusive in India

As the India variant of its selfie-focused Redmi S2 smartphone, Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Y2 on June 7.

02 Jun 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Maharashtra Government unveils 'sandbox' to aid start-ups in fintech space

In its efforts to develop India's financial capital into a fintech hub, the Maharashtra Government has announced a "sandbox" to aid start-ups in the fintech space.

By being tax informant you can become crorepati: Know how

The Income Tax Department has announced three reward schemes under which anyone providing information to the department about the unaccounted wealth of Indians can win a reward of up to Rs. 5cr.

02 Jun 2018

Lok Sabha

How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

02 Jun 2018


Term 'Bollywood' is derogatory, according to this BJP leader

Bharatiya Janata Party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has found a new project- to change the name of Bollywood to something that isn't 'derogatory'.

02 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

5 ways Trump administration favored India

Indians love Donald Trump! Ok, that's untrue, but admittedly we all are intrigued by the man who 'very' often uses the word 'very' even though it's 'very' much not needed.

Attempting suicide is no longer a criminal offense in India

On May 29, Union Health Ministry notified Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, that decriminalizes suicide attempt in India. The law was passed in Parliament, a year ago.

02 Jun 2018


Top 6 WhatsApp secrets you probably didn't know about

WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular instant messengers having more than 1.5 billion users across the globe, with nearly 250 million in India itself.

02 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

The Modi government's 2016 demonetization drive paved the way for cashless transactions in India and ever since the digital payments ecosystem has evolved dramatically.

The app that can help you understand stock market

Have you always thought of trading in the stock market but stepped back because of not knowing how to? Don't worry, you can now learn that and achieve your financial goals.

02 Jun 2018

Sushma Swaraj

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

India has decided to go ahead with its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from the US, said defense ministry officials, on the condition of anonymity.

01 Jun 2018


Vivo Y83 launched in India for Rs. 14,990

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched its latest mid-budget smartphone in India, the Vivo Y83.

12th edition of IPL could start as early as March

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season could start as early as March 29.

Become an I-T whistle-blower, earn up to Rs. 5cr

Sharing "specific information" with the income tax department about any undisclosed black money stashed abroad could earn you up to Rs. 5 crore.

01 Jun 2018


Volvo India to start manufacturing hybrid cars from 2019

In line with the Swedish company's global strategy, Volvo Car India will begin manufacturing of plug-in hybrid vehicles only from 2019, MD of Volvo Car India Charles Frump said, adding they won't be entirely based on internal combustion engines.

01 Jun 2018

Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya is no longer a director of Force India

Vijay Mallya has stepped down as the director of Formula One Championship team Force India.

01 Jun 2018


Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ update brings these important features in India

When launched, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ offered dual-SIM slot but with VoLTE connectivity only on one of the slots.

01 Jun 2018

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Mobile-manufacturing factories rose from 2 to 120 since 2014: Prasad

India is becoming a major manufacturing hub of mobile phones with the number of handset factories in the country going up to 120 in the last three-and-a-half years, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

01 Jun 2018


#CareerBytes: Top 7 colleges for engineering in Bengaluru

Bengaluru is one of the most popular destinations in India for engineering students as it is home to some of the best engineering institutes.

India has second highest number of smokers in the world

With 106 million smokers aged 15 or above, India stands next to China in the winner podium, which (China) has the highest number of smokers in the world.

31 May 2018

Elon Musk

The absurdity of extreme 'hero-worshipping': Trolls, you're at risk too

Many celebs these days command a large fan following - fans who are willing to go to extreme lengths (at least virtually) to defend their hero.

31 May 2018


BCCI doubles salary of curators, umpires and analysts

The BCCI has doubled the match fees of its staff including curators, match officials, scorers and video analysts.

31 May 2018


#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Doctors raise awareness about the perils of smoking

Smokers are at a risk of losing their teeth almost twice as fast as non-smokers, dental experts have cautioned while underlining that smoking is an impediment to effective treatment of gum disease.

31 May 2018


Singer Zubeen Garg to receive PETA's 'Hero to Animals Award'

Singer Zubeen Garg would be awarded the "Hero to Animals Award" from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam.

31 May 2018

Delhi University

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

31 May 2018


#WorldNoTobaccoDay: The (non-health) benefits of non-smoking

"Smoking is bad" is universal knowledge. Cigarettes have nicotine, and the brain has 'nicotinic' receptors, which is why it is so easy to get addicted to cigarettes.

31 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Upset with UK's visa-policies, Modi refuses to sign illegal-immigration MoU

An MoU to facilitate return of illegal Indian immigrants from Britain was left unsigned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the European country didn't ease visa policies.

31 May 2018


'Ab India Bolega': Patanjali launches 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp

After tying up with BSNL to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards (meant for employees only), Yoga Guru Ramdev's Patanjali on Wednesday announced an app called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp.

31 May 2018


The most common types of US visas for Indians

The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.

30 May 2018


Discus thrower Vikas Gowda bids adieu

Indian athlete Vikas Gowda announced his retirement on Wednesday, just three months ahead on the 2018 Asian Games.

30 May 2018

Jet Airways

Air India up for sale, but nobody interested in buying

In an embarrassing turn of events, the state-owned Air India airline has not received any buyer for government's 76% stake, a day before the bidding closes on Thursday.

30 May 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tuticorin: Once again, our saviors, the police, failed us

Last week, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, saw one of India's deadliest protests. At least 14 died in police firing as they took out demonstrations against Vedanta's city-based Sterlite copper plant.

30 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens

PM Narendra Modi today announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and invited the Indian diaspora to travel to India to experience the "New India".