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18 May 2017


Paytm raises $1.4 billion from SoftBank

Paytm is said to have raised over $1.4 billion from Japanese investor SoftBank, in one of its largest funding rounds from a single investor.

Vivek Oberoi donates flats to CRPF martyrs

Vivek Oberoi has donated 25 flats that were part of one of his real-estate projects in Thane, to the families of CRPF martyrs.

07 May 2017


Bahubali 2 box office collection crosses Rs. 1000 crore

Sources stated that SS Rajamouli's epic Bahubali 2, starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati has become the first Indian film to cross Rs. 1000 crore in global earnings.

04 May 2017


UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector

On the first Delhi-Shimla flight under the UDAN scheme, government paid for 24 seats (50% of capacity), or Rs. 82,560 per flight.

02 May 2017


Bahubali records' streak: Over 62 lakhs tickets sold on BookMyShow

Bahubali-2 continues to shatter records; over 62 lakhs tickets were sold on BookMyShow alone, contributing more than Rs. 120cr to its collections over the opening weekend in India.

30 Apr 2017

Bharti Airtel

H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal weighs banning big US tech companies

While answering a question on how he would react if Bharti Airtel was prevented from operating in certain geographical locations, telecom kingpin Sunil Bharti Mittal raised the question of whether India should prevent Facebook and Google from operating in the country.

30 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

India's global diplomacy stature: Cyprus seeks help in Turkey issue

Evident of India's growing global diplomacy stature, Cyprus sought India's help in its reunification efforts with Turkey.

IAS officers to adopt families of martyrs

A group of IAS officers have come forward to support the families of martyrs killed in the line of duty.

Legalized sports betting in India being examined: A good bet?

The Supreme Court has decided to examine whether gambling and betting in sports could be legalized.

NPS account holders need to be FATCA compliant

One will now have to submit a self-certification of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) for their National Pension System (NPS) accounts opened on or after July 1, 2014.

29 Apr 2017


Amazon will not slow its investment pace in India

A $481m loss might deter others, but to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos it is just another hurdle Amazon has to overcome in order to finally triumph.

29 Apr 2017


UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity

PM Narendra Modi launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) or Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in a bid to achieve twin goals of connectivity and affordability.

SC asks for FIRs on all encounter deaths including AFSPA

Dealing a blow to the Indian armed forces as well as the Centre, the Supreme Court has mandated that FIRs be filed against all encounter deaths in the country, including AFSPA related ones.

29 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan's ISI supporting terror outfits: World Muhajir Congress

World Muhajir Congress, a newly formed refugee organization, informed US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Afghanistan that ISI is supporting Jihadi elements in Pakistan.

India is set to become the world's fourth-largest economy

It's been 70 years since our independence; 5 more years and we will push Britain out of the top five economies. We would emerge as the world's fourth-largest economy overtaking Germany on the way.

28 Apr 2017


Karnataka: Bajrang Dal men assault 3 Dalits for eating beef

10 activists from the Bajrang Dal reportedly entered a house in Udupi's Kundapur taluk and assaulted 3 Dalit men who they thought were consuming beef.

28 Apr 2017


Honda Activa becomes the largest selling two wheeler globally

Yesterday, Honda rolled out its 15 millionth Honda Activa scooter, making it the largest selling two wheeler in the world.

28 Apr 2017


Survey reveals Karnataka is India's most corrupt state

A survey conducted by the Center for Media Studies has revealed that Karnataka is the most corruption-riddled state in the country.

28 Apr 2017


Delhi school fears 'bad name' if rape survivor attends classes

Parents of a rape survivor in Delhi have alleged that her school has asked them not to send her to classes as it would "tarnish" their institute's name.

28 Apr 2017

North Korea

India occupies 4th position in online security breaches: Symantec study

The recent push for digitization in India has been made amidst concerns on right to privacy violations and the vulnerability of India's cyber-infrastructure.

28 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

India slips 3 positions in global press freedom ranks

India slipped 3 places in the world press freedom rankings from 133 to 136 among 180 countries.

28 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Kupwara terror strikes: Soldier on sentry duty twice evades death

India is working on damage control following the terrorist attack on the Kupwara Army camp in Jammu & Kashmir.

28 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Forget anti-Romeo squads, address violent crimes: UP's women's rights activists

Since coming to power, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has identified women's safety as top priority. Anti-romeo squads were set up as a hallmark initiative to crackdown on eve-teasing.

28 Apr 2017


Deep nexus: Swiss firm Roche allegedly blocked cheaper cancer drugs

Competition Commission of India, the country's anti-trust regulator, has ordered a probe against Swiss drug maker Roche, which was allegedly attempting to maintain monopoly in the breast cancer drug market.

28 Apr 2017

Indian Navy

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

In a bid to compete with India for influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), China launched added a second aircraft carrier, classified as Type001A to its fleet.

27 Apr 2017


Plastic-eating waxworms: The answer to India's plastic pollution?

Spanish scientist Frederica Bertocchini discovered waxworms called Galleria mellonella that may hold the key to rid the world of plastic waste accumulated over decades.

For the first time, free condoms for everyone in India

In the first such scheme, citizens in most major cities of India can now order in a minimum of one box of condoms - 144 pieces - for free.

27 Apr 2017

Kia Motors

Kia Motors to invest $1.1bn in their factory in India

Following the slump in their sales in China, Kia Motors is gearing up to strengthen its base in the world's fifth largest market- India.

27 Apr 2017

Social Media

CRPF jawan loses kin, lashes out at Rajnath Singh

Another Facebook video of a frustrated CRPF jawan Pankaj Mishra surfaced where he spoke against Rajnath Singh after having lost a relative in the Sukma Maoist attack.

27 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Mother appeals against Pak death sentence

In an attempt to secure alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's release, India on Wednesday handed over an appeal seeking his acquittal, signed by Jadhav's mother, to Pakistan.

27 Apr 2017


Bihar's cancer woes: Arsenic-contaminated drinking water affects lakhs

Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, a top cancer treatment facility, yearly gets around 25,000 patients from across India.

Indian drugs racket caters to US clients

A massive illegal drugs market in India has come to light after recent raids in different cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

27 Apr 2017

Nitin Gadkari

Govt to impose access-control to improve highway efficiency

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking to upgrade certain important road corridors to access-controlled ones, to improve the efficiency of highway transport.

DGCA grounds foreign pilot over fudged medical records

The Directorate General for Civil Aviation has grounded an expat pilot working with an Indian charter company for allegedly fudging his medical records.

26 Apr 2017

Ganga river

Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?

The Namami Gange Programme was launched by the newly formed BJP government in 2014, in furtherance of PM Modi's vow to save Ganga ahead of his election.

26 Apr 2017

Indian Startups

Awfis Space Solutions gets $20 million from Sequoia Capital

A very brief definition of Awfis can probably be that it is a start-up that provides work-spaces for start-ups.

26 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam

PM Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam, on 24th May. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will traverse across the Brahmaputra River.

26 Apr 2017


HUL vs Amul, new wine in old bottle

Amul and Hindustan Unilever Ltd are currently embroiled in a legal battle over the charges of 'disparaging others' products in an ad, initiated by HUL.

26 Apr 2017

Scheduled Castes

Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.

26 Apr 2017

Tamil Nadu

NITI Aayog says farmers should pay income taxes

NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy proposed, at a news conference on Tuesday, that Indian farmers should start paying income tax.