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President approves Ordinance to amend Banking Regulation Act

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his approval for the ordinance that seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act. The amendments seek to resolve the non-performing assets crisis.

04 May 2017


Sachin Tendulkar's SRT Android phone is out

Sachin Tendulkar's Android phone, called SRT (Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar) has been released in India. The phone has been made and sold by Smartron, an IoT start-up in which Tendulkar is a strategic investor.

04 May 2017

Bharti Airtel

Facebook, Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi hotspots in India

Facebook and Bharti Airtel have teamed up to deploy over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across India to provide affordable internet.

Centre wants 60 to be senior citizen age limit everywhere

The Centre is considering a consistent "senior citizen" age limit across all sectors to ease access to benefits under government schemes.

Triple talaq: Muslim Board opposes amendments to law

Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the legality of triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed any changes to the law in its submission to the Law Commission.

04 May 2017


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Indore cleanest city, Gujarat cleanest state

The Swachh Survekshan 2017 has put Indore as India's cleanest city and stated that Gujarat was the country's cleanest state, having 11 cities in the top 50 list.

04 May 2017

Pakistan News

Beheadings of Indian soldiers: Pak destabilizing South Asia

The recent beheadings of Indian soldiers by Pakistani armed forces along the LoC have led to a new low-point in bilateral relations.

Cabinet ordinance gives RBI much-needed boost to tackle defaulters

A much-needed ordinance is on the verge of being passed, which would enable the RBI to tighten its grip on loan defaulters by making an amendment to the Banking Regulation Act.

04 May 2017


After global outage of few hours, WhatsApp is back online

Popular messaging service WhatsApp experienced a global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before it was resolved.

04 May 2017

NITI Aayog

NSP, 2017: Domestic produced steel made mandatory for government projects

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017, intending to provide a long term road map for the development of India's domestic steel sector.

04 May 2017


Airports are now seeking Aadhaar check-ins

In what appears to be a natural progression following the Railways' push for Aadhaar-based identification, airports are now mulling on introducing the same practice to ease their burden.

04 May 2017


IIT-Delhi looking to restructure curriculum to keep suicides at bay

Facing flak for the increasing number of suicide cases in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has moved to renew its curriculum to help students cope with pressure and avoid suicides.

04 May 2017


The insidiousness of mental health issues at the workplace

The walls of shame around mental health are breaking globally. However, when we address it in terms of the workplace, the issue becomes even more complicated: a wrong move on the part of the one suffering might affect their entire career.

04 May 2017


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Sanitation, cleanliness improved in many cities

A government-commissioned sample survey revealed that sanitation and cleanliness largely improved in several cities and towns, suggesting that the Centre's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has had a positive impact.

03 May 2017

World Bank

Over $21 billion illicit financial outflows from India in 2014

Data from international watchdog Global Financial Integrity has revealed that in 2014, over $21 billion in illegal money found its way out of India.

03 May 2017


Indian mulls Iranian oil import cut over gas field row

India is reportedly planning to cut its crude oil imports from Iran by a quarter of what was bought last year.

03 May 2017

Tamil Nadu

Thousands of illegal Indian immigrants to return from Saudi

Thousands of Indian workers who were living in Saudi Arabia illegally are set to return to India under a government approved amnesty scheme.

Govt: Citizens don't have absolute rights over their bodies

In an alarming statement, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that citizens do not have an "absolute" right on their bodies or body parts.

03 May 2017


Gurugram: Pet dog kidnapped, killed and eaten

On Tuesday, 'People for Animals', India's largest animal rights organization, filed a police complaint alleging that a missing pet dog had been beaten to death and then eaten by a group of people in Gurugram's DLF Phase-II area.

03 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Over 12,000 farmers' suicides recorded annually since 2013: Centre

Conveying a dismal state of affairs, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that over 12,000 farmers' suicides have been registered annually since 2013.

03 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Gifting brides bats condones violence: Activists on MP minister's move

Activists are dismayed after an MP minister "set a bad precedent" by gifting brides at a mass wedding bats to beat their husbands if they take to alcohol.

03 May 2017

Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar-PAN linkage to target black money, terrorist-financing: Centre tells SC

Centre on Tuesday conveyed to the SC that Aadhaar was made a pre-condition for PAN cards in order to identify fake PAN cards used for terror financing and circulation of black money.

03 May 2017

Hyundai Motor Company

Hyundai online car bookings now open!

Buying cars in India is now only a click away with Hyundai opening bookings through its portal

03 May 2017


Anti-feudal to anti-capitalist: Changing face of Maoism in India

The Naxalist/Maoist violence has been termed India's biggest internal threat. Starting in the 60s as an agrarian uprising against feudalism, the violence has acquired a new dimension, targeting symbols of capitalism including corporate houses and mining companies.

02 May 2017

Pakistan News

CPEC to help China meddle in Kashmir: Chinese media

Reports in the Chinese media suggested that Beijing's massive investment in the CPEC projects makes it necessary for it to mediate over the Kashmir conflict.

02 May 2017


Revisiting and not "remembering" Satyajit Ray on his birthday

When my editor asked me to do a piece on Satyajit Ray's 96th birth-anniversary, the brief was, "something which is a tribute, not cliché, but contemporary."

State Bank of India slashes rates by 50 basis points

The country's largest lender, State Bank of India, has slashed its interest rates by up to 50 basis points (bps) for various maturities to ward off high-cost deposits.

Antrix-Devas deal: CBI gets nod to prosecute ex-ISRO bosses

The CBI has got the go ahead to prosecute former ISRO and Antrix officials over their alleged involvement in the Antrix-Devas scandal.

02 May 2017


Would fight Gujarat assembly polls with full force: Rahul Gandhi

Launching the Congress Party's campaign ahead of the Gujarat state assembly elections, Congress vice-President Rahul Gandhi vowed to defeat the BJP.

02 May 2017


India, Afghanistan to ink Motor Vehicles pact

Sources said India and Afghanistan are likely to ink a motor vehicles transit pact to better facilitate road transport and trade of goods between the two countries.

02 May 2017

Fashion Tips

With Rs. 50,000cr sales, Khadi, Gramodyog emerge as top businesses

For the first time ever, the presumably unprofitable Gramodyog (village industries) and khadi industry witnessed sales of over Rs. 50,000cr last year.

01 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Domestic violence: MP minister distributes bats at mass wedding

In a peculiar instance, 700 women who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradesh were given wooden bats as wedding presents, to use against their abusive husbands.

01 May 2017


Chennai airport to become 'silent' from May 1

The Airports Authority of India has decided to make Chennai airport silent from May 1, like those that meet international standards. The scheme is part of modernization plans.

01 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Turkish President Erdogan, PM Modi to discuss NSG-membership, counter-terrorism, trade

Turkish President Erdogan, who is on a two-day India visit, and PM Narendra Modi are expected to hold wide-ranging talks on issues like India's NSG membership, cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade.

01 May 2017


Urbanpod: India's very own capsule hotels in Mumbai

Presenting Mumbai's infamous space crunch as a hospitality fad, two entrepreneurs Hiren Gandhi and Shalabh Mittal have opened Urbanpod, India's first capsule hotel opposite Santa Cruz Electronic Export Processing Zone in Andheri, Mumbai.

01 May 2017

Larry Page

Google's "Solve for India" initiative to help entrepreneurs

Google has now launched the "Solve for India" initiative with the aim to support budding developers and entrepreneurs in the country.

01 May 2017

Narendra Modi

NITI Aayog vision document: Setting targets for a "New India"

NITI Aayog Chairperson Arvind Panagariya released its 15 years vision document at the third meeting of the Governing Council.

9lakh firms don't file their I-T returns : Revenue Secretary

While the FinMin keeps on harping about the need to curb black money and prevent methods of offshore money laundering, there seems to be more trouble brewing at home.

30 Apr 2017

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Is Dhoni a good player in T20s?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's performance in the shortest format of the game has been in talks over the last few months.

30 Apr 2017

Madhya Pradesh

SBI ATM dispenses Rs. 500 notes without Gandhi's image

An SBI ATM in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district dispensed Rs. 500 notes without the image of Mahatma Gandhi on it.