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21 Nov 2017Ravi Shankar Prasad
Mandatory Aadhaar linkage with property, is it happening?
In an attempt to weed out illegal wealth hidden as assets, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Puri has hinted that linking Aadhaar with property transactions would be made mandatory.
20 Jul 2017Nawaz Sharif
Sharif says Clinton offered $5bn to not carry nuclear tests
PM Nawaz Sharif said if he hadn't cared about Pakistan, he would've accepted $5 billion from US President Bill Clinton for not carrying out nuclear tests in 1998.
14 Jul 2017BCCI
SC sends notice to Srinivasan, Shah for attending BCCI meetings
The Supreme Court today sent notices to former BCCI president N Srinivasan and former secretary Niranjan Shah of Saurashtra Cricket Association for flouting the '70-year old' age guidelines by the Lodha Panel by attending the BCCI meetings on two occasions.
14 Jul 2017Mumbai
Meanwhile, Mumbai's cyber crime cell registers FIR against AIB
AIB seems to be in trouble after posting a meme yesterday about PM Modi by using the Snapchat dog filter.
14 Jul 2017Patanjali
Baba Ramdev enters private security space with 'Parakram Suraksha'
Looks like Baba Ramdev is trying to shift focus from Yoga and Ayurveda.
13 Jul 2017Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif's ouster could strengthen Pak army, India worried
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has suffered a serious setback after it was revealed that his daughter and supposed heir apparent Maryam Sharif, had concealed ownership of the family's offshore assets and business interests.
13 Jul 2017Mumbai
Steering clear of controversies: A rule book for Indian comedians
Indians born before the 2000s grew up on tales about Akbar-Birbal, Nasruddin Hodja and more. Historically, lower-ranked people resorted to humor to teach wisdom to rulers.
13 Jul 2017Bollywood
New Cinematograph Act to let government take over Censor Board
The Draft Bill for the new Cinematograph Act is out and looks like the government will now be able to "take over the certification body under special circumstances".
13 Jul 2017Maharashtra
Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to criminalize social boycott
Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to criminalize social boycott. The Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, prescribes up to three years in jail and maximum fine of Rs. 1L.
13 Jul 2017Paytm
Paytm buys majority stake in Insider.in for Rs. 35 crore
Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led Paytm has now acquired a majority stake in Insider.in for a little over Rs. 35 crore.
13 Jul 2017Mumbai
Maha govt teaching 10lakh students to 'Bend it like Beckham'
With FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India in October, the government authorities are leaving no stone unturned in promoting football among 10 lakh students across 25,000 educational institutes.
13 Jul 2017China
Report: India modernizing nuclear weapons to counter China
A new report by two top American nuclear experts says that India has estimated to have produced enough plutonium to build 150-200 warheads but has likely produced only 120-130.
13 Jul 2017Indian Premier League (IPL)
India, UK to forge stronger trade ties post-Brexit: PM May
Speaking to the Parliament, British PM Theresa May identified India as one of the countries that is ready to 'forge ambitious trading relationship with the UK' after Brexit.
13 Jul 2017Indian Startups
India's Halli Labs joins Google's Next Billion Users team
M&A (mergers and acquisitions) is the flavor of the season, it appears.The latest one was Google acquiring Bengaluru-based Halli Labs, a relatively new start-up which made its presence known on May 22 this year.
12 Jul 2017Walmart
Walmart may soon enter India's e-commerce market via partnerships
American retailing multinational Walmart has been trying to dip its toe into the online market for some time now.
12 Jul 2017BCCI
CoA applauds BCCI; criticizes disqualified officials
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) submitted its fourth status report to the Supreme Court. The report will be discussed in their next hearing which is scheduled on 14th July.
12 Jul 2017YouTube
Dhinchak Pooja songs go missing on YouTube
Fans of YouTube singing sensation Dhinchak Pooja are in for a disappointment as all her songs have been wiped off YouTube.
12 Jul 2017Indian Ocean
China sends troops to overseas base, should India be concerned?
Chinese state media have reported that ships carrying Chinese troops have departed for Djibouti to set up the country's first overseas military base.
12 Jul 2017Delhi
Decapitation, electrocution and more: NGT bans glass-coated manjha over dangers
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned 'manjha' (kite string) made from nylon or other non-biodegradable material considering the risks they pose to humans and animals as well as the environment.
12 Jul 2017Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Food offered at religious places exempted from GST: Finance Ministry
The Finance Ministry on Tuesday issued a clarification stating that free food offered at 'anna kshetras' was exempt from GST.
12 Jul 2017Xiaomi
Xiaomi will increase offline presence, may bring out third sub-brand
According to reports, Chinese tech firm Xiaomi is planning to launch a third smartphone sub-brand sometime later this month.
12 Jul 2017Ravi Shankar Prasad
Rs. 75,000 crore electronics manufacturing projects to be approved
As per reports by DNA Money, two major electronics manufacturing projects worth Rs. 75,000 crore, will soon see the light of day as Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is close to approving them under its modified special incentive package (MSIP) scheme.
11 Jul 2017South Africa
Gopalkrishna Gandhi: More than just Mahatma Gandhi's grandson
The opposition today announced former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, as their vice-presidential candidate.
11 Jul 2017Virat Kohli
After initial refusal, BCCI now confirms Ravi Shastri as coach
BCCI has now confirmed that Ravi Shastri will be the next coach of India. Zaheer Khan has been made the bowling coach and Rahul Dravid the overseas batting coach.
11 Jul 2017Virat Kohli
CAC selects Shastri as the next coach
The Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman, has selected Ravi Shastri as the next Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.
11 Jul 2017Ravi Shankar Prasad
Aadhaar to soon be mandatory for buying and selling property
The scope of Aadhaar will soon be expanded to even more sectors. In the next phase, it is going to be made mandatory for buying and selling property in India.
11 Jul 2017Narendra Modi
Bureaucrats promotion now depends on integrity, reputation and other factors
Reportedly, promotion criteria of bureaucrats to secretaries or additional secretaries have now been rejigged under the Modi government, making it more practical and effective in nature.
11 Jul 2017World Bank
The world celebrates World Population Day!
It was in the year 1989, when the United Nations General Assembly declared July 11 as World Population Day to raise awareness about population's impact on environment and development of the planet.
11 Jul 2017Uber
Uber, Amazon, Google: Big players taking to UPI
Uber and Amazon are planning to launch the unified payment interface (UPI) on their platforms soon.
11 Jul 2017Indian Army
Why Bhutan won't ditch India and compromise with China?
It is unlikely that Bhutan will enter into a compromise with China and settle its border problems by ditching India.
11 Jul 2017Twitter
Sachin tweets asking for phone numbers, fans respond, spammers rejoice
It started with a tweet. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar posted on the social media platform on Monday, "Have friends with many excuses to not get fit? Tag them using #NoExcuses with their cities & mobile no & I may call to give them a pep talk!" as part of his promotional campaign.
11 Jul 2017National Highways Authority Of India (NHAI)
US consultancy paid $1.18mn to NHAI to secure contracts
A Boston-based firm has admitted to paying $1.18mn (Rs. 6.7cr) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India to secure contracts.
11 Jul 2017Bharti Airtel
Airtel's 'Project Next' gets Rs. 2,000cr investment to retain customers
In a bid to stay ahead of its competitors, Telecom major Bharti Airtel has now launched 'Project Next' and will invest Rs. 2,000 crore in it over three years to redesign customer experience across all its services.
11 Jul 2017Bay of Bengal
Exercise Malabar kicks off in the Bay of Bengal
The naval forces of US and India and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces recently commenced the annual Malabar joint exercises in the Bay of Bengal.
11 Jul 2017RTI Act
With the new rules, is RTI law in danger?
The Right to Information Act came into force in India in October 2005, after the government decided to repeal the previous Freedom of Information Act, 2002, to make the system more transparent.
11 Jul 2017World
Mother Teresa's blue-bordered sari is now an intellectual property
The iconic blue-bordered sari, a staple of all nuns under the Missionaries of Charity, has been recognized as an intellectual property.
11 Jul 2017Tamil Nadu
One week after GST: What is true, what is not?
The launch of GST has been accompanied by several myths about the new tax regime, both from supporters and critics.
10 Jul 2017Microsoft
Flying cars feature in hackathon to solve Bengaluru's traffic problem
It's raining ideas at Gridlock Hackathon, a contest kickstarted by Flipkart that aims to address the traffic woes of India's IT capital, Bengaluru.
10 Jul 2017GST
Will GST be levied on gifts from employers?
It's been nearly 10 days since Goods and Services Tax, India's most ambitious tax reform, was launched.
10 Jul 2017Hollywood
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns Rs.42cr, outgrosses Bollywood films in India
"Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" has swung his way to rule the box office.