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30 Aug 2017


Patna HC upholds life sentence to Mohammad Shahabuddin in double-murder

The Patna HC has upheld life imprisonment to former RJD MLA Mohammad Shahabuddin in a double murder case.

18 Jul 2017


Netflix now has 104mn subscribers, profits grow to $65.6mn

Netflix now has 104mn subscribers, the company said, an announcement that pushed up shares by over 10%. Most of the 5.2mn new subscribers this quarter are from overseas.

17 Apr 2017


Shahabuddin double murder case: Jamshedpur court acquits the RJD MP

A Jamshedpur court has acquitted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in a 1989 triple murder case.

04 Apr 2017


Jio leads in broadband speed with 16.48 Mbps: TRAI

TRAI revealed that Reliance Jio topped the list in terms of broadband speed (16.48 Mbps in February), with double that of Airtel (7.66 Mbps) and Idea (8.33 Mbps).

31 Mar 2017


Airtel asked to remove "fastest internet" ad

Reliance Jio approached the Advertising Standards Council of India asking it to remove an Airtel advertisement that claims Airtel has the fastest internet in India.

27 Mar 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Walmart to open 50 stores in India

Global retail giant Walmart is looking at increasing its footprint in India, by setting up several stores across Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

22 Mar 2017


After Airtel's 'fastest network' claim, Jio objects

Airtel announced it had the fastest network speed during July-December 2016 according to renowned internet testing firm Ookla.

03 Mar 2017


Google's Pixel 2 coming this year

Google's hardware lead Rick Osterloh has confirmed that Pixel 2 will be released later this year.

19 Feb 2017


Shahabuddin transferred to Tihar jail

Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin will be transferred to Tihar Jail from the Beur Central Jail in Bihar as per the Supreme Court's directives.

17 Feb 2017

United Kingdom

India down to 143 in Economic Freedom Index

India has ranked 143rd in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom report due to "uneven" market oriented reforms.

24 Jan 2017


Google Pixel performs poorly in India

Retailers and analysts stated that the performance of Google Pixel in the market has been poor and they have likened it to the failure of Google's Android One phone.

22 Jan 2017


AAP spent more on ads than on actual loans

Yogendra Yadav said the AAP spent Rs.30 lakh on advertisements for student loans, but have so far only provided 3 students with actual loans worth Rs.3.15 lakh.

22 Jan 2017


Infosys releases 9000 employees as automation kicks in

Infosys stated that it has released 8000-9000 employees in the last year as it has begun automation of lower-end jobs.

20 Jan 2017

Narendra Modi

After Obama's exit, PM Modi world's most 'followed' leader

As President Obama ends his term as the 44th President of the United States, Prime Minister Modi became the most followed leader of a state on social media.

19 Dec 2016

West Bengal

Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government was exploring if the Mumbai-Goa national highway could be beautified like the Los Angeles and San Francisco roads.

02 Nov 2016

Narendra Modi

Road projects targeted for FY17 likely to be unmet

According to analysts, the target of awarding 25,000kms of road projects set by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will remain unmet in Fiscal Year '17.

27 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Russia slams "double standards" in fight against terror

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that it was essential for all responsible powers to come together to battle the menace of terror.

25 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Pakistan will attend December meet on Afghanistan in Amritsar

Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Pakistan's PM on Foreign Affairs claimed that Pakistan will be present at the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan in Amritsar this December.

23 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

US to Pak: Act against terror or we will

The US threatened to take unilateral action against terror-groups in Pakistan if the ISI fails to do so on its own.

21 Oct 2016


Reliance Jio's free call offer gets clean chit from TRAI

In a letter addressed to telecom companies in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India clarified that Reliance Jio's free call offers were not discriminatory or non-compliant.

20 Oct 2016


Infosys's appointment of DN Prahlad sees shareholders uneasy

After Infosys appointed DN Prahlad, a former employee and a relative of N.R. Narayana Murthy to the company's board, many shareholders have not responded well to the appointment.

14 Oct 2016

Prakash Javadekar

Cabinet gives go-ahead for IIM in Jammu

The Prime Minister's cabinet approved the set-up of an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu, which will be a part of the PM's package for Jammu and Kashmir.

11 Oct 2016

Intelligence Bureau

Ajit Doval to Pak: Stop terror, then hold talks

India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has told Pakistani NSA Naseer Janjua that the only way India and Pakistan can hold peace talks is if Pakistan stops exporting terror to India.

07 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Pak envoy says Pak not isolated

Pakistan's Special Envoy on Kashmir, while speaking to an audience in Washington at the Stimson's Center, stated that Pakistan has not been isolated internationally.

03 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Pakistan unites after India responds to Uri

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif has called an all-party meeting to address the ongoing Indo-Pak tension and identify an appropriate response.

30 Sep 2016

Indian Government

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

28 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

Uri attack: Modi to skip SAARC summit in Pak

As Indo-Pak tensions escalated over the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the SAARC Summit in Islamabad scheduled for November this year.

25 Sep 2016


Fresh plea against Shahbuddin's bail plea in SC

The mother of three youth who were allegedly killed at the behest of Mohammed Shahabuddin has approached the Supreme Court with a fresh plea against his bail.

24 Sep 2016

Dipa Karmakar

After Dipa, is there a hope for Indian gymnastics?

At Rio, Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian to make it to the final of a gymnastics event at Olympics.

23 Sep 2016

Uttar Pradesh

Walmart to enter food retailing as government allows 100% FDI

Walmart India is reportedly evaluating policy guidelines to enter into processed food retailing as the government has relaxed food store rules allowing 100% Foreign Direct Investment in the sector.

PSU Banks: Bad times over yet?

Moody's, one of the top ratings agencies, said that the outlook for Indian banks project that it is set to improve and stabilize over the coming years.

22 Sep 2016

Deepika Padukone

Padmavati woes: Hardik Patel seeks assurance from Bhansali

Hardik Patel, president of Patidar Navnirman Sena (PNS) has commanded that production of Bhansali's Padmavati be stopped till there is an assurance that the image of Rani Padmavati won't be distorted.

22 Sep 2016


HDFC Bank tops the Top 50 valuable Indian brands chart

India's top bank HDFC Bank has topped the Top 50 most valuable Indian brands chart this year.

22 Sep 2016


Tamil film Visaranai submitted for Oscars

India's official entry for the 2017 Oscars is the foreign language film category is Tamil film Visaranai, directed by Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush.

22 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

World reacts to Uri attack, Pak isolated

In the wake of the Uri attacks world leaders expressed solidarity with India on the issue.

22 Sep 2016

Venkaiah Naidu

59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes

Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu released a seismic zone map developed by the National Disaster Management Authority and the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council.

22 Sep 2016

Prakash Javadekar

HRD Ministry wins support from IIMs on expansion plans

IIMs across India have agreed to the HRD Ministry's proposal to increase enrolment numbers from next year onwards.

21 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi's universal appeal remains undented

A survey by Pew Research Centre has concluded that even after two years of being in power, Narendra Modi is viewed favourably by a phenomenal 81 percent of the respondents.

21 Sep 2016

Intelligence Bureau

Indians confident of Modi's foreign policy shaped by NSA Doval

India's position in the world has improved since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, according to US-based Pew Research Center's recent annual opinion poll.

21 Sep 2016

Future Group

India's LEAF raises $8 million from George Soros, others

Fruit and vegetable supplier LEAF, has raised $8 million in funds from American investor George Soros' backed investment company, Aspada investments and a few others.