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09 May 2017

New Zealand

Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

Sources stated that Sohail Mahmood is set to become Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, as Abdul Basit's tenure has drawn to a close.

15 Apr 2017


Kaziranga documentary: 5-yr ban on BBC in all national parks

The government has enforced a five-year ban on BBC from shooting in any Indian animal park or wildlife sanctuary.

Stayzilla founder Yogi finally gets bail

Stayzilla founder Yogendra Vasupal, arrested last month for alleged fraud, has been granted bail by the Madras HC. He will have to deposit Rs. 40L within a week "to establish bonafide intentions".

03 Apr 2017


Assam govt: BBC promotes poachers' cause

The National Tiger Conservation Authority has issued a show-cause notice to BBC, over their documentary on the Kaziranga National Park. The Assam government lodged a formal complaint as well.

24 Mar 2017

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

India reacts angrily to Basit's support for Kashmiri "freedom struggle"

After media reports on Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit reiterating support for Kashmir's "freedom struggle", India External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said it is "tantamount to interference in our internal affairs".

22 Mar 2017

Panama Papers

Indians named by HSBC, Leichstenstein banks investigated: Jaitley

During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley revealed that investigations against Indians named by HSBC and Leichstenstein banks have been completed by the government.

21 Mar 2017

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

India won't allow Pakistan to go first: Nuclear expert

Nuclear expert Vipin Narang of MIT said India may shelve its "no first use" policy if Pakistan appeared likely to use the weapons first.

A month after shutting down, start-up Stayzilla's CEO arrested

Yogendra Vasupal, the CEO of Stayzilla has been arrested by Chennai police and locked up in Puzhal prison.

06 Mar 2017

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

Pakistan reportedly apprehends 94 Indian fishermen in two days

The National Fishworkers Forum reported that Pakistan had apprehended 94 Indian fishermen and seized 17 boats off the Gujarat coast in two days.

01 Mar 2017

Chris Broad

Ajay Shirke demands CBI probe into Pune pitch fiasco

Sacked BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has called for a CBI enquiry into the 'controversial' Pune pitch used for the first test between India and Australia.

01 Mar 2017


Indian GDP numbers announced, leave experts flummoxed

Official GDP numbers released yesterday show the Indian economy's annual gross domestic product growth for the October-December quarter clocked 7 per cent.

ISSF Shooting: India win two medals in 50m air pistol

India's Jitu Rai and Amanpreet Singh won gold and silver medals respectively in men's 50 metre Air Pistol event at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi.

01 Mar 2017

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners

In a gesture of good-will, India will release 39 Pakistanis who are currently lodged in Indian jails. Of these, 21 are prisoners who have completed their sentences, while 18 are fishermen who strayed into Indian waters.

01 Mar 2017

Terrorism Act

CBI Court sentences SIMI Chief to life

Safdar Nagori, Chief of 'Students Islamic Movement of India' (SIMI) along with 10 members of the terrorist outfit have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Indore.

28 Feb 2017


BBC banned from tiger reserves for 5 years

BBC and its South Asian correspondent Justin Rowlatt have been banned from all tiger reserves in India for a period of five years.

Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF Shooting World Cup

Jitu Rai won third medal for the country as he clinched bronze in men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup in New Delhi. It is the eighth WC medal for Rai.

Govt's healthcare benefit for retired workers from April 1

Starting April 1, all retired industrial workers will be covered by a super-speciality health insurance package worth Rs. 15 lakh as part of a proposal by the Centre.

28 Feb 2017

Bharat Petroleum

Oil companies agree to bear MDR charges

Fuel retailers Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum will pay merchant discount rate, a fee on card usage at swipe machines, for fuel purchased using debit cards.

28 Feb 2017

Panama Papers

HSBC accused of aiding tax evasion

Global banking giant HSBC is being probed by tax authorities in India, among other countries, for allegedly abetting tax evasion of four Indians and their families.

Heena Sidhu, Jitu Rai bag Gold at Shooting World Cup

Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai bagged gold for India in the 10m air pistol mixed event at the ongoing ISSF World Cup.

26 Feb 2017


New CFO-backed Flipkart returns to the game

India's largest online retailer Flipkart is looking at a fundraising of as much as $1.5 billion from investors including Microsoft, eBay, PayPal among others at a valuation of $10-12 billion.

After solar, wind power tariffs fall to record low

Wind power tariffs in India fell to a record low in a government auction for 1 gigawatt projects, weeks after solar power tariffs had also marked similar lows at an auction.

25 Feb 2017

Amazon Prime Video

Netflix, Prime open up avenues for Bollywood production houses

Online on-demand entertainment platforms are opening up new revenue streams for a wide variety of media content.

Australia wins the Pune test on day three

Steve O'Keefe picked up six wickets in the second innings to win the first test match against India by 333 runs. Nathon Lyon took four wickets.

Steve Smith hits century; takes Australia's lead past 400

Australia skipper Steve Smith scored a century on the third day of the first test against India, taking the visitors' lead past 400 runs.

Pooja Ghatkar wins bronze at the shooting World Cup

India's Pooja Ghatkar won a bronze medal in the women's 10m air rifle event at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) World Cup in Delhi.

Stayzilla shuts down, may reboot with different model

Chennai-based online homestay and alternative stay aggregator Stayzilla has announced the suspension of operations, even as India's e-commerce sector is fighting to survive.

Australia takes control of the test on day two

Australia took a lead of 298 runs on the day two of the Pune test.

24 Feb 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel acquires India operations of Telenor, shares soar

Bharti Airtel shares rose 11% after it confirmed taking over the India operations of Norwegian Telenor.

Day 2 updates: Australian bowlers demolish Indian batting line

Australian spinners demolished the Indian batting-line as they sent back the whole team to pavilion for only 105 runs.

24 Feb 2017

Bharat Petroleum

RBI's decision on MDR is a coin with flip side

If RBI makes banks receive lesser charges from merchants for cashless payments, then banks may be forced to recoup the money as transaction costs from other services.

Day one of India Australia test match

Day one of the Pune test between India and Australia ended with both the teams dominating each other throughout the day.

23 Feb 2017


IDBI to manage losses by selling non-core assets

State-owned lender, IDBI Bank Ltd's board will sell some of its non-core assets to manage a gross bad loan ratio of 15.16% in December-end.

22 Feb 2017

ITC Limited

Budget fallout - Cigarette prices hiked by ITC

India's largest cigarette maker ITC is all set to increase the price of its leading product range by as much as 13% as a fall out of the excise duty hike proposed in the Budget early this month.

22 Feb 2017


India, EU face-off over trade treaty

India may reject a proposal by the EU to sign a stand-alone Bilateral Investment Treaty with the bloc, as a precursor to the stalled Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement.

22 Feb 2017

Nestle India

Nestle lost Rs. 100 crore over demonetization

Nestle stated that its businesses sustained a Rs. 100 crore loss in sales due to demonetization, adding that the FMCG sector may take several months to recover.

20 Feb 2017

Indian Army

India looks to the moon to solve energy problems

According to Sivathanu Pillai, a distinguished scientist from ISRO, all of India's energy requirements are likely to be met by extracting resources from the moon by 2030.

BharatQR code launched today for seamless payments

To enable seamless retail payments, the government today launched BharatQR code. The quick response (QR) code will enable digital payments without card swiping machines.

19 Feb 2017

ATK-Mohun Bagan

I-League: Mohun Bagan level points with East Bengal

Balwant Singh's two goals in two minutes helped Mohun Bagan register a 3-1 win over DSK Shivajians in the I-League at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata. Singh scored the goals in 42nd and 44th minute.

18 Feb 2017

Amandeep Singh

Delhi: Former athlete caught with drugs worth Rs. 50 cr

Delhi police arrested former international athlete along with two other people having with 25 kilogram of Mephedrone drug (popularly known as meow-meow).