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01 Sep 2017

Delhi High Court

VVIP chopper scam: CBI files chargesheet against ex-IAF chief Tyagi

The CBI has filed a charge sheet against former IAF chief SP Tyagi in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

01 Jun 2017


Homemakers generated Rs. 54,000cr in sales via social media platforms

Whenever we think about e-commerce, it's usually enterprises like Flipkart, Amazon and how they are changing the consumption pattern in India.

01 Jun 2017

Agriculture Ministry

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

With the intention of encouraging youngsters to boost dairy industry as an enterprise, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are going to promote cow shelters, fisheries as well as vaccination of pets.

Who is in line to become Indian Team's next coach?

The deadline for Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) advertisement to apply for the post of Indian cricket team coach closed yesterday.

01 Jun 2017

Tamil Nadu

Navy to court martial officer for molesting a minor

A naval officer is going to be court-martialled for allegedly molesting a colleague's seven-year-old daughter.

01 Jun 2017

Rajasthan High Court

How do peacocks reproduce? Through tears, says a Rajasthan judge

Judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma, a Rajasthan HC judge who yesterday urged the government to make cow the national animal, believes peacocks don't have sex in order to reproduce; the peahen is instead "impregnated with the tears of the peacock."

India loses the fastest-growing economy tag to China

India's economic growth slowed for the fourth consecutive quarter in the three months that ended in March, losing out the fastest-growing economy tag to China.

01 Jun 2017

Bombay High Court

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.

01 Jun 2017


Only Bus resumes services in Sukma region after 12 years

People residing in India's Maoist heartland are plagued by connectivity issues.

31 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Reports: Trump to withdraw US from Paris Agreement on climate-change

President Donald Trump will pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to White House sources.

How is a Re 1 note different from other currencies?

After a hiatus of 22 years, Re 1 note will resurface in a brand new avatar.

RBI wants to introduce bank account number portability

Mobile number portability has surely made our lives easier. But can the same apply to bank account numbers?

31 May 2017

Rajasthan High Court

Make cow the national animal, urges Rajasthan HC

Calls for making cow the national animal have been a dime a dozen, mostly from individuals, but now the Rajasthan HC has joined the bandwagon. It has also sought life imprisonment for slaughter.

31 May 2017

Virat Kohli

India's position after the warm up matches

India have won both of the warm up matches in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, one against New Zealand and another one against Bangladesh.

31 May 2017


High Court: I-T dept. can seize unexplained money from bank-accounts

The Delhi High Court has ruled that the income-tax department has power to seize unexplained money lying in the bank-account of a person, even if he isn't under investigation.

31 May 2017


Your future self to you: Thank you for not 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 2017

Narendra Modi

UN chief calls climate deal 'essential' as Modi expresses support

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it's "absolutely essential" for the world to unite to fight the threats arising from climate change.

31 May 2017


SRK escapes near-fatal accident on Aanand Rai's sets!

One week after Shah Rukh Khan started shooting for Aanand L Rai's next, reports are abuzz about a near-fatal accident on the sets.

31 May 2017


Healthier Maggi noodles - Nestle India launches iron fortified noodles

Nestle India is revamping its Maggi Masala Noodles by cutting the salt content and adding iron to launch a new fortified variant of the ready-to-cook noodles.

31 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Europe visit: PM Modi makes second stop in Spain

After a successful visit to Germany, PM Modi landed in Spain, hoping for strengthened engagement with the nation.

31 May 2017

Ekta Kapoor

#FunnyTake: India's loss due to cattle ban can be solved

Indian economy is going to take a big hit with the ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter; as reports say, India exported around Rs. 26,000cr worth buffalo meat and Rs. 35,000cr worth leather and leather products last year.

31 May 2017

Delhi High Court

AgustaWestland scam: Delhi HC stops SP Tyagi traveling abroad

Shashindra Pal Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief and co-accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, was stopped by the Delhi HC from travelling to Indonesia, revoking a trial court order that had earlier given him permission.

31 May 2017


India's education-tech space to be Rs. 12,669cr industry by 2021

Education in India is a subject of stark contrasts.

31 May 2017


LeEco: Slow and steady wins races, not the reckless

LeEco, the Chinese phonemaker, in 2016 had a clear goal in front of itself- disrupt the US market.

31 May 2017

Osama Bin Laden

Was 2001 Parliament attack planned to help Laden escape?

A new book claims that the 2001 Indian Parliament attack was orchestrated by Pakistani ISI-sponsored terror outfits to trigger an Indo-Pak military standoff.

Food labeling in India might undergo massive change

Labels on packaged food in India will soon inform you of the product's exact dietary component. Currently, they might mention vaguely (though not necessarily) details about calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates and some other nutrients.

30 May 2017


India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat

On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.

RBI to soon circulate new Re. 1 notes

The RBI has announced it will soon issue new one rupee notes. The current notes and coins in existence will also continue.

30 May 2017

Delhi Police

Aggressive Delhi: The capital needs to take a 'chill pill'

A recent Pew study ranked India the fourth-worst among 198 countries with regard to religious intolerance. That is just one facet of the increasing intolerance against opposing views.

30 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he had a "very good interaction" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, May 29, near Berlin.

Government will no longer humor non-performers, work properly or leave

The little sparrow told the authorities that "babu" was not working properly and, therefore, he was sacked.

30 May 2017

Reliance Jio

Reliance JioFiber to offer 100GB data for Rs. 500

Reliance Jio is reportedly considering the commercial launch of its broadband service JioFiber after Diwali this year.

30 May 2017

West Bengal

Centre considering representations on cow slaughter rules, no decision yet

The environment ministry is considering feedback on its new cow slaughter rules that were notified under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines saying the merger resulted in heavy losses to Indian taxpayers.

30 May 2017

India China Border

Dhola-Sadiya bridge: China warns India to be cautious, exercise restraint

Reacting to the inauguration of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, linking Assam to Arunachal Pradesh, China has issued a sharp warning to India to "be cautious and exercise restraint on building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh".

30 May 2017


China's cashless economy is a valuable lesson for India

The NDA government is pushing for a cashless economy and we may achieve it eventually in the future but right now, the focus is on how one of the biggest economies, China, has gone cashless, its benefits and disadvantages.

30 May 2017


Kerala: First state to train visually challenged teachers in ICT

Kerala government's IT@School project will now train 500 visually challenged teachers across the state in ICT to facilitate high-tech programs in the schools.

ICAI to check if banks misreport bad loans

According to reports, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has requested information pertaining to the bad-loan estimates provided by certain lenders and the central bank, from Reserve Bank of India.

29 May 2017


India's first digital bank for sanitary napkins

On World Menstruation Hygiene Day on May 28, Mumbai's Bharati Lavekar launched India's first digital bank for sanitary pads.

29 May 2017


HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launches Anti-Ragging mobile app

In a move to curtail the menace of ragging, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging mobile app introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC).