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01 Aug 2017


Snapdeal 2.0, the story of not giving in to pressure

Snapdeal is ready to bend but it's not ready to snap. There will be no sale.

Largest possible Chinese investment in India stalled by government

Amid the India-China standoff at Doklam, a central panel has stalled a bid by a Chinese pharma group for majority stake in a Hyderabad-based brand.

01 Aug 2017

Qatar Airways

US: Flyers will now face stricter checks for electronics

American travelers flying to, from and within the country are set for tougher security measures at airports.

01 Aug 2017


WhatsApp plans to launch another app, will start monetization

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messenger, has over 1.2 billion users; more than 200 million are in India.

01 Aug 2017


Boeing pegs India's demand at 2,100 aircraft, over 20 years

India is now one of the fastest growing aviation markets, thanks to affordable pricing and preference shift. With domestic passenger traffic witnessing a growth of 20% and more in the recent years, aviation numbers will continue to rise.

01 Aug 2017


Voto, Infinix, Comio ready to make smartphone debut in India

India's growing demand for affordable handsets is now attracting relatively unheard names.

01 Aug 2017


Transgression into Uttarakhand: Is China testing India's nerves?

As Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in a stand-off at the Sikkim border at the eastern front of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese troops were reportedly sighted in the Indian side of LAC in Barahoti in Uttarakhand.

01 Aug 2017


Iran: Not obligated to give India Farzad B gas field

Iran said it is under no obligation to award the contract to develop its Farzad B gas field to India.

31 Jul 2017


Double-decker buses to ply on Bengaluru's roads again

In order to restore Bengaluru's past glory and boost tourism, double-decker buses will be plying on city's roads again by year-end as Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is going to buy five double-decker buses.

31 Jul 2017


Gas leak reported from CNG pump in Mumbai's Chembur area

A gas leak from a CNG pump in Chembur led to immediate shutdown of power supply in the area. Adjoining roads were also blocked in order to prevent any more crisis that might occur due to leak.

31 Jul 2017


Happy Birthday Premchand: Your memories live on!

Some of us may know him from our old Hindi textbooks. Some may even have heard his name mentioned among other stalwarts of Hindi literature.

31 Jul 2017


RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'

In another case related to misuse of RTI Act, the Central Information Commission ruled that it cannot be used to build pressure for commercial gains.

ED attaches properties worth about Rs. 12,000 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which enforces the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), has provisionally attached properties worth Rs. 11,032.27 crore in the last 15 months which are believed to be the proceeds of laundered money.

31 Jul 2017


Two Indian moon missions may be launched in early 2018!

Attention, Indian space nerds! You may have something big to celebrate as two lunar missions are slated to take off from Indian soil next year.

30 Jul 2017


Sadhu Ramdev, Seva Patanjali

If telecom then Jio, if payments then Paytm, if FMCG then Patanjali - Let me clarify. These are the names of the disruptors.

30 Jul 2017

Nawaz Sharif

How Sharif's resignation as Pakistan's PM may impact India

The aftermath of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's ouster is being closely watched by India.

29 Jul 2017

Indian Startups

Multi-million dollar Zoho Corp powered by high school graduates

Zoho Corporation is a Chennai-based software company offering cloud-based products like Zoho Mail, Zoho Docs (like Google Docs), accounting software Zoho Books and several others, some of which are used by giants like Amazon, Suzuki, etc.

29 Jul 2017

Trinamool Congress

From corporate to politics: These Indian women are dominating

To achieve success in politics, one has to have grit, confidence, a go-getter attitude and a sharp mind. Much like what success in the corporate world demands.

CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

In 2010, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the induction of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems for the Indian Air Force to deter China along the Northeast.

SC suggests medical boards to deal with late abortion requests

The SC has taken note of the fact that lately, several expectant mothers at risk and rape survivors have approached it for terminating their pregnancies after the legally-permissible 20 weeks.

29 Jul 2017


Sheena Bora murder: Driver-murderer reveals chilling details in first deposition

Murderer-turned-approver Shyamvar Rai has deposed for the first time in the Sheena Bora case, describing horrific details about a murder that scandalized India.

28 Jul 2017

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes IIM Bill seeking to remove Government interference

The Lok Sabha has approved the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017 that grants functional autonomy to the institutions and allows them to award degrees.

Famous brother duos in Indian Cricket

In India cricket is almost treated like a religion and only a few talented players get the chance to represent their home country in the international circuit.

28 Jul 2017


Xiaomi surpasses Samsung in budget smartphone segment

As the 4G handset base in India crossed the 150 million units mark in the second quarter of 2017, data showed that Xiaomi had toppled Samsung as the top smartphone seller in the under-Rs. 10,000 segment of the smartphone market.

28 Jul 2017


Prison overcrowding: Telangana to rent jail cells to other states

India's youngest state has come forward to help with the problem of overcrowding in the country's jails.

28 Jul 2017


India-made Volkswagen Vento is Mexico's third-largest selling car!

German automaker Volkswagen's India unit has achieved yet another milestone after starting exports to Mexico in 2013.

Misuse of anti-dowry law: SC directs proper investigation before arrests

The SC has directed the District Legal Services Authorities to ensure dowry complaints are investigated properly before making arrests.

28 Jul 2017

Donald Trump

Trump administration urges countries to support India's NSG bid

The Trump administration has reaffirmed the US' support for India's membership bid to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers group (NSG) in a report submitted to Congress.

28 Jul 2017


Ola and Zomato partner up to enhance customer experience

India's home-grown cab aggregator Ola is partnering up with another Indian start-up Zomato to bring a range of integrated exclusive offerings to the users.

28 Jul 2017


Can Ajit Doval work his magic to resolve Sikkim standoff?

As tensions are boiling between India and China over the military standoff in Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a BRICS security summit in Beijing.

Good times ending? Mallya's vintage cars collection up for sale

After the auctioning of vintage cars from Mallya's Mandwa property, collection of vintage cars in upscale suburbs of central Mumbai is up for sale.

27 Jul 2017

Tata Sons

Axis Bank reappoints CEO Shikha Sharma for 3 years

The Axis Bank board has reappointed Shikha Sharma as the bank's CEO and Managing Director, finally putting an end to speculations of her exit.

27 Jul 2017

NITI Aayog

Futuristic travel: India could soon have metrinos, hyperloops and more!

Public transportation in India is set for a massive overhaul. If all goes according to plan, citizens can expect to have as many as six new modes of rapid mass transport.

27 Jul 2017


The start-up funding game, in focus now, SAIF Partners

India has seen its fair share of start-up success and failures stories. A start-up begins with a vision but to make it a reality, it often needs funding. One of the ways to go about it is via venture capitals

27 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has arrived in Beijing, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries for a multilateral security meet.

27 Jul 2017

Andhra Pradesh

Bill passed: 15 IIITs can now award degrees to students

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have been declared "institutions of national importance". As of today, 15 of them can award degrees, including M.Tech and Ph.D.

27 Jul 2017


What would the US do if India-China war breaks out?

As the possibility of India-China conflict is looming large over the subcontinent, against the backdrop of the Sikkim standoff, two American experts have stated that the US will not be a silent witness in such a scenario and might even pressurize Beijing.

27 Jul 2017


Mondelez ties-up with Amazon to indulge India's sweet tooth

In order to bite into the flourishing Indian e-commerce market and to indulge the sweet tooth of more customers, leading chocolate and confectionery maker Mondelez has now partnered with Amazon India.

27 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel all set to launch VoLTE service to counter Jio

According to reports, India's leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel plans to roll out its VoLTE service in the entire country by the end of this financial year.

27 Jul 2017


Thanks to UDAY scheme, limping DISCOMs get back in shape

Until the advent of UDAY, DISCOMs were under heavy burden and their financials were in a mess with a debt of Rs. 4.3 trillion and annual losses of Rs. 600 billion at the end of March'15.