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15 Sep 2017Digvijaya Singh
"I'm a donkey": Irked Asaram responds on 'fake sadhus' list
Asaram Bapu, sexual assault accused, today responded to a question by saying he's in the category of "donkeys".
13 Sep 2017Bihar
Bhojpuri cinema: From wholesome family entertainment to soft porn
Bhojpuri movies have lately been associated with double meaning titles, actresses showing too much skin and raunchy dialogues.
13 Sep 2017Business
Service charge in restaurants may soon be taxable
Five months after declaring that service charge at restaurants should be voluntary, the consumer affairs ministry has urged that such charge should be taxed.
13 Sep 2017West Bengal
Howitzer trials go wrong: What this means for Indian defense
India's first artillery gun acquisition after the Bofors, the M-777 Howitzers, underwent damage during the field trials at Pokhran Field Firing Ranges on September 2.
13 Sep 2017India
Rare whiskey in India: That's not happening anytime soon
Whiskey brands, such as Director's Special, Blenders Pride, McDowell's No. 1, Haywards, Antiquity Rare are easily available in India unless you are in a dry state or it's a national holiday.
13 Sep 2017Taj Mahal
This adultery site already has 1.9 lakh registered users!
While India is a prime market for dating apps like Tinder and TrulyMadly, one would assume the desire for affairs is limited to teenagers and youths in a country that views marriage as a sacred institution.
13 Sep 2017Supreme Court Of India
6-month cooling period for divorce not mandatory, says SC
There is good news for estranged couples as the Supreme Court laid down that the minimum gap of six months for granting a divorce under the Hindu marriage could get waived off.
13 Sep 2017Business
Lupin will bring new class of diabetes drugs to India
Pharma major Lupin Ltd intends to bolster its diabetes drugs offering in the Indian market by introducing a new class of drugs in its portfolio via the in-licensing route.
12 Sep 2017Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
HDFC m-cap unseats TCS, end of day TCS regains slot
HDFC Bank, which was recently recognized as a D-SIB or domestic systemically important bank, for a brief period on September 12, managed to unseat IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as the country's second most valued firm in terms of market capitalization.
12 Sep 2017Afghanistan
India to fulfill Afghanistan's request, will extend military assistance
India has agreed to extend its assistance to Afghan security forces, during a strategic partnership council meeting between Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani in New Delhi.
Bullet trains might change the face of Railways in India
PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone of India's bullet train on September 14 in Ahmedabad.
12 Sep 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
New Rs. 100 coins, Rs. 5/10 coins to undergo changes
The Finance Ministry will be issuing Rs. 100 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of AIADMK founder Dr MG Ramachandran and singer Dr MS Subbulakshmi.
12 Sep 2017State Bank of India (SBI)
SBI Card to soon introduce cardless payments
Soon, SBI Card customers will be able to make payments by simply tapping their smartphones on swipe machines.
12 Sep 2017Transgenders
Centre might modify biology-based definition of transgender persons
The government might change the definition of 'transgender' in the Transgender Bill by prioritizing an individual's freedom to choose their gender instead of focusing on their biological features.
12 Sep 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Indian banks need $65 billion to meet BASEL norms: Fitch
To meet BASEL III norms, Indian banks will need an additional $65 billion by March 2019, said Fitch Ratings. PSU banks would require 95% of it.
12 Sep 2017Athletics
Relay runner Priyanka Panwar banned for doping
India's premier relay runner Priyanka Panwar has been banned for eight years on account of doping.
12 Sep 2017Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched in India at Rs. 67,900
The much-awaited launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here. This and Apple's latest iPhone X have been the hottest new phones of 2017 yet.
12 Sep 2017Aadhaar Card
Over 49,000 Aadhaar operators blocked since UIDAI's inception
The UIDAI has said that since its inception, it has blacklisted over 49,000 Aadhaar enrolment operators for fraudulent practices like overcharging.
12 Sep 2017Health & Wellness
Cockroach milk to be a super health food?
According to recent research, cockroach milk could, one day in the future, become a super health food.
12 Sep 2017KPMG
Online gaming: 1 out of every 2 gamers is bullied
If you are new to the world of online gaming, you will probably start as a feeble "noob" and you should brace yourself for some bullies heckling you.
12 Sep 2017Digvijaya Singh
Sadhus' body releases "fake-babas" list: Who all are named?
The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a legislation to crack down on such "miscreants".
12 Sep 2017Shiv Sena
CBDT: Huge increase in assets of 98 MLAs, 7 MPs
Reviewing the list submitted by an NGO regarding the asset hikes of certain MLAs and MPs, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) found a substantial hike in the assets of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs.
Rahul Gandhi's speech at University of California: Highlights
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was at the University of California, Berkeley, yesterday to address students on 'India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward'.
12 Sep 2017Mutual Funds
SEBI to reduce mutual fund schemes
SEBI's MF advisory panel has now come up with stringent definitions, on which mutual funds should be categorized.
12 Sep 2017IndusInd Bank
Bharat Financial, IndusInd Bank sign exclusive merger talk deal
BFIL, after months of speculation, formally confirmed that it has signed an exclusivity agreement for a potential merger with IndusInd Bank.
12 Sep 2017Japan
India and Japan: Friends in need, friends indeed
For Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, time is a ticking bomb, because with every passing minute they are coming closer to a problem, that if not remedied, would be catastrophic for both the economies.
PM Modi, Shinzo Abe to hold road show in Ahmedabad
PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe are all set to grace the city of Ahmedabad.
12 Sep 2017Indian Army
Armed forces raise pay disparity issue within MoD with Sitharaman
Newly appointed Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is faced with a pay disparity tussle between the military and civilians working under the Ministry of Defense (MoD).
12 Sep 2017Drones
India's draft drone policy to be out soon!
India's new drone policy may soon empower the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) and National Security Guard (NSG) to shoot down "rogue" low-flying objects.
12 Sep 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Rajnath Singh to J&K: Centre won't go against your wishes
Union HM Rajnath Singh, who is on a four-day official visit to J&K, said that the Centre's BJP-led government will respect the wishes of J&K's population regarding the debate surrounding Articles 35A and 370.
12 Sep 2017Bharti Airtel
Airtel's smartphone vs. Jio's feature phone
Airtel has been gearing up to bring a phone of its own to counter the JioPhone.
11 Sep 2017Supreme Court Of India
SC asks debt-ridden Jaypee to deposit Rs. 2,000cr by October
In relief to homebuyers, the SC last week stayed insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech which has defaulted on loans worth crores.
11 Sep 2017Narendra Modi
Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"
Mohan Bhagwat, RSS supremo and sarsanghchalak (head), turns 67 today. Bhagwat was an unknown face until the then RSS Chief KC Sudarshan appointed him his successor in 2009.
11 Sep 2017NSG
Sitharaman dismisses reports that India has two-day stock of ammunition
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has rubbished reports that India has enough ammunition to last just two days.
11 Sep 2017Bombay High Court
Aamby Valley: I-T department claims Rs. 24,843 crore from auction
Sahara's tussle with the authorities continues. As per a recent development, the I-T department has claimed Rs. 24,843 crore from the proceeds of the planned auction of Sahara's Aamby Valley City in Pune.
11 Sep 2017Afghanistan
Afghan foreign minister seeks closer bilateral ties during India visit
Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at advancing the bilateral strategic relationship.
11 Sep 2017West Bengal
Five provinces dispose off almost all 10-year-old pending cases
In a significant achievement, four states and a UT have brought down pendency of 10-year-old cases in subordinate courts to almost zero.
11 Sep 2017Delhi
An overburdened profession: In India, one doctor for 1,613 people
India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people.
11 Sep 2017Indian Army
Surgical strikes: Army major says return most dangerous part
The Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC last year took place at a rapid pace, said the major who led the daunting mission.
11 Sep 2017Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
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.