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05 Jul 2017


Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sale on Flipkart, offers buyback guarantee

Flipkart is now offering buyback guarantees, extended shipping areas and EMI options on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

02 Jul 2017

Nuclear Power Plant

India's first commercial fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam

Indian nuclear scientists are in the final stages of starting a high-tech 'Fast-Breeder Reactor' (FBR) in Kalpakkam in Chennai. FBR will generate more atomic fuel than they consume as they work.

10 May 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court for spying.

05 May 2017

Pakistan News

'Made in India' South-Asia satellite launched successfully

The much anticipated SAARC satellite, which PM Modi had stated was a gift to India's South Asian neighbours has been launched successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

04 May 2017


Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May

The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.

02 May 2017


EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies

After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.

30 Apr 2017


EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT

The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.

19 Apr 2017


Won't get into petty politics: Canada's Sajjan on Amarinder's remarks

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, on a weeklong trip to India, refused to respond to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's comments on him being a "Khalistani sympathizer".

16 Apr 2017

India China Border

Man delivers letters at 14,000 feet between India and China

Bhim Bahadur Tamang, a postal departmental employee, physically delivers letters every Thursday between India and China at the Nathu La pass in Sikkim, all this in the age of social media and digital communication.

16 Apr 2017


FIR against publisher of controversial CBSE textbook

An FIR was registered in Preet Vihar Police Station in Delhi against the publisher of a controversial CBSE textbook that said the ideal figure for a woman was 36-24-26.

16 Apr 2017


Delivery boy to multi-millionaire: Iyyappa recalls his Flipkart Journey

Flipkart employee Ambur Iyyappa's story is a fascinating one. Starting his career as a courier delivery boy and then moving to Flipkart, Iyyappa grew along with Flipkart, becoming a multi-millionaire.

16 Apr 2017

NITI Aayog

Visa, Mastercard grow wary of UPI, BHIM popularity

Visa, Mastercard have now resorted to lobbying their case in order to make sure that they do not lose out in the wake of a cashless economy in India to apps like UPI and BHIM.

16 Apr 2017


Maharashtra's Sex Ratio: Sex Ratio at birth declines to 899

The sex ratio in Maharashtra has declined by eight points in 2016 compared to 2015, a state health department report has revealed.

15 Apr 2017

Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar, government ID, becomes a miracle

When hearing and speech-impaired Sanjay of Narmada district applied for Aadhaar, no one knew it would unite him with his lost family.

15 Apr 2017


Snapchat not for poor countries like India, Spain: Evan Spiegel

An ex Snapchat employee revealed that Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel had once commented that the app was for 'rich people' and that he wasn't interested in expanding to 'poor countries' like Spain and India.

15 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

Pakistani police have arrested three suspected spies from India's Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency.

15 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

India should bomb Pak to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pravin Togadia

Saying New Delhi should take inspiration from US President Donald Trump who bombed IS hideouts in Afghanistan, VHP leader Pravin Togadia maintained India too should bomb Pakistan to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav.

15 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Digitalization: Rs. 1,590 transaction wins Maharashtra girl Rs. 1 crore!

Shraddha Mohan Mengshette (Maharashtra) won Rs. 1cr in the Lucky Grahak Yojana scheme; an EMI of Rs. 1,590 paid through RuPay card was the winning transaction.

15 Apr 2017

Deepika Padukone

ASCI guidelines to prevent companies from making exaggerated claims

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in a welcome move has issued a series of guidelines to finally prevent the exaggerated claims made by the companies in their ads.

15 Apr 2017

Nuclear Power Plant

India's Nuclear Fuel Complex breaks its own world record

While the global nuclear industry is going through a meltdown, India's Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) seems to be on a roll.

14 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India demands legal documents from Pakistan

Events took a new turn in the ongoing Indo-Pak diplomatic standoff over a Pakistan military court's award of death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. India has sought to access legal documents including Jadhav's charge sheet and death sentence.

14 Apr 2017

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio says telcos are employing deception to retain users

It appears that the tiff between Reliance Jio and rival telcos is only going to get worse with time.

14 Apr 2017


Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

The Centre asked SC to reconsider its ruling on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 to the army for "deaths caused during encounters in disturbed areas."

Henry Kravis' tryst with Indian investment scenario

Investment firm KKR's co-founder Henry Kravis will go down in history of investments with two words that remain highlighted in his career- "Leveraged buyout" and "go-go '80s"

14 Apr 2017

Make in India

Make in India: UK offers India defence technology for weapons

The United Kingdom has offered India cutting-edge defence technology for co-producing weapon systems to jointly become the "world beaters" in arms exports.

14 Apr 2017

World Bank

Is Bankruptcy Code the much-needed fix for bad loans?

India's insolvency problem with private and public sectors' NPAs is running a tab of Rs. 6 lakh crore.

14 Apr 2017

Make in India

AIF threshold ceiling to be lowered for bolstering start-ups

Narayana Murthy-led SEBI committee is set to propose lowering of investment threshold limit when it comes to Alternative Investment Funding (AIFs).

13 Apr 2017


IIM-Bengaluru slips down one rank, second to IIM-Ahmedabad

The India rankings 2017 survey under the National Institutional Ranking Framework considered more than 3,300 institutes across 20 parameters.

13 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha

Budget session concludes: Bills passed, disruptions and more

Parliament on Wednesday concluded its budget session, which passed landmark legislations including the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and the Mental Healthcare bill.

13 Apr 2017


Areo, Google's hyper local services app gets launched in India

Google has launched its new hyper-local delivery services app called Areo in India for Bengaluru and Mumbai residents.

Headline inflation is up, but don't expect rate hike soon

While RBI withheld its decision to revise the policy rate due to impending Monsoon, headline inflation swelled up to a 5 month high, failing to contain rising fuel prices.

13 Apr 2017


Amarinder Singh: Won't meet Canada's "Khalistani sympathizer" minister Harjit Sajjan

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said he won't meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan during his expected visit to India later this month.

Amazon India receives RBI approval for digital wallet service

Amazon India has received a payment license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowing it to offer a digital wallet service to its users.

12 Apr 2017

United Airlines

The United Airlines controversy throws "overbooking" in the spotlight

The United Airlines controversy - when security personnel dragged off a passenger with a confirmed ticket as they needed to transport crew on the "overbooked" flight - has thrown the spotlight on a phenomenon that is quite common, but often overlooked.

12 Apr 2017


EVM Tampering: EC's "open challenge" to hack its machines

After allegations of Electronic Voting Machines' tampering, the Election Commission threw an open challenge to hack the machines.

12 Apr 2017

Maruti Suzuki

India: Passenger vehicles reach 3 million mark

Passenger vehicle segment saw a 9.23% growth by managing to sell 30,46,727 units in FY 2017-18.

11 Apr 2017

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio announces 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' offer for 3 months

There is good news for Reliance Jio customers as the company announced Dhan Dhana Dhan offer which entails 3-months worth of free services.

RBI speeds up settlement time for NEFT clearance

RBI has decided to reduce the time frame for the settlement of National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) from 1 hour to 30 minutes in its revamped monetary policy.

Srinivasan barred from attending BCCI's SGM

The Supreme Court on Monday barred N Srinivasan from attending the Special General Meeting of the BCCI to be held on 18 April.

11 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Six AIIMS 25 medical colleges in the works

The Yogi Adityanath government has initiated the process of setting up six new AIIMS and 25 medical colleges in the state.