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SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to Nov 21

The SC has deferred the hearing on deportation of Rohingyas to November 21. However, in case of contingencies, petitioners can approach it.

07 Oct 2017


FIFA: On opening day, Delhi kids left sick, thirsty, struggling

During the 2010 Commonwealth Games, India was left embarrassed as stands stood empty during events: many locals had chosen to give the games a miss.

07 Oct 2017

Indian Air Force

India looks to buy 114 single-engine fighter jets

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started looking to buy 114 new single-engine fighter jets to increase its firepower even as it struggles with a depleting fleet.

07 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Is the Bhagwat-Modi relationship facing stormy days ahead?

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat, in his September 30 Vijayadashami address, had targeted PM Modi's economic policies in an understated manner.

GST Council announces relief for exporters, small traders

Addressing media after the GST Council's 22nd meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several reforms in India's new tax regime.

SC decides to make recommendations of judicial appointments public

To promote transparency in the process of judicial appointments, SC has announced that all the decisions taken by its five-member collegium regarding appointment, promotion and transfer of judges will be made public and will be published on the SC website.

06 Oct 2017


Several companies owned hundreds of bank accounts during demonetization!

The government has said that 13 banks have furnished information regarding post-demonetization transactions by a whopping 5,800 suspicious companies.

06 Oct 2017

Rohit Sharma

India-Australia 1st T20: Who could be in the playing XI?

India and Australia will face each other in the first T20 of the three match series at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex.

06 Oct 2017

Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

Continuing its big push for Aadhaar, the Centre has now made the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, and Kisan Vikas Patra.

06 Oct 2017

Indian Air Force

Pakistan warns India against surgical strikes, attacks on nuclear installations

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has warned India against conducting any surgical strikes in its territory or targeting its nuclear installations.

06 Oct 2017

World Bank

India's economic-slowdown an "aberration"; GST, a huge positive: World Bank

The World Bank said the recent Indian economic slowdown is an "aberration" due to temporary disruptions in the run-up to Goods and Services Tax, adding it will be rectified soon.

GST Council meeting: Challenges, expectations and solutions

The GST Council is holding its 22nd meeting to decide on provisions of India's new tax regime. It comes even as the government has repeatedly promised reforms amid worries of an 'economic slowdown'.

06 Oct 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Not ready to back down yet, Sinha attacks government again

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha continued his attacks on the government while sharing the dais with AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Manish Tewari at the release of the latter's book "Tidings of Troubled Times."

06 Oct 2017


The 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season to start from today

The 2017-18 season of India's premier first-class cricket tournament, Ranji Trophy, is all set to begin from today.

06 Oct 2017


China increases troop presence, widens road near Doklam standoff site

China continues to maintain a troop presence in an area close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India.

06 Oct 2017


Paytm Payments Bank incurred Rs. 30cr loss in 7 months

In its regulatory filing to Registrar of Companies (RoC), Paytm Payments Bank informed that in the time period between August 2016 and March 31, 2017, it has incurred losses of Rs. 30.7 crore.

06 Oct 2017


AgustaWestland scam: Interpol arrests Italian middleman on ED's request

The Interpol has detained Carlos Gerosa, a middleman in the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal in Italy; he was apprehended on his way from Switzerland to Italy.

06 Oct 2017


India's medical device pricing policy: Why does the US worry?

India's recent move to slash prices of medical devices such as knee implants does not seem to have sat well with the US companies.

05 Oct 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Congress: Anyone can fight Rahul for Congress' president post

As Congress faces criticism over dynastic politics and for not allowing other people to stake claim to Congress' president post, its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that leaders wishing to challenge Rahul Gandhi for the post are welcome to file nominations.

05 Oct 2017

Bahujan Samaj Party

Simultaneous Centre-state polls from 2018? EC says it's possible!

EC on Wednesday while launching the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) network, a web-based application to conduct efficient elections, has asserted that it is "logistically equipped" to hold simultaneous polls for LS and State Assemblies by September 2018.

05 Oct 2017


Faridabad: 13-year-old enslaved maid attempts suicide; jumps off 11th floor

A 13-year-old maid, hailing from Bihar, attempted suicide by jumping off the 11th floor of Kanishka Towers in Haryana's Faridabad.

05 Oct 2017

Aadhaar Card

Adobe integrates Aadhaar-based authentication on Adobe Sign

American multinational software firm Adobe Systems said that in order to promote e-signatures in India, it will now start integrating Aadhaar-based authentication into its e-signature feature "Adobe Sign".

05 Oct 2017

Reliance Jio

Mid-segment phone Comio C2 gets launched, priced at Rs. 7,199

A relatively new competitor in the Indian smartphone market, Comio has launched a new smartphone in the country. The latest offering from the company, dubbed C2 is a budget-smartphone and carries a price tag of Rs. 7,199.

05 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Don't get gloomy over one quarter of slow growth: PM

Narendra Modi, speaking at Institute of Company Secretaries of India's golden jubilee celebration, launched a tirade against "people who sleep well only after they spread a feeling of pessimism all around."

05 Oct 2017

Bank Strike

Banking unions threaten strike over unpaid demonetization overtime dues

Unions representing government-owned banks have threatened to go on strike and take legal action if the overtime dues owed to employees for working extra hours following demonetization aren't cleared.

RBI: Repo rate remains unchanged at 6%; GVA growth-estimate slashed

Urjit Patel-led six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Reserve Bank of India has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6% as per expectations.

04 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

Trump administration echoes India's 'One Belt One Road' stance

The Trump administration appears to have expressed support for India's opposition to China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Rajnish Kumar named new SBI chairman

The government has named Rajnish Kumar as new chairman of State Bank of India, the country's biggest bank.

04 Oct 2017

Russia News

Pooja Kadian clinches gold for India in Wushu World Championships

Pooja Kadian clinched India's first ever gold medal at the World Wushu Championships in Kazan, Russia.

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

The RBI has kept the repo rate, the rate at which banks borrow from RBI, unchanged at 6%. It comes after retail inflation hit a 5-month high of 3.36% in August.

04 Oct 2017

Indian Navy

Reports: India's sole nuclear-attack submarine INS Chakra damaged in accident

India's sole operational nuclear-powered attack submarine, INS Chakra, may require major repairs after suffering "some damage" in an accident, The Print has reported.

SC rejects government's stand on Rohingyas

In a blow to the centre, the Supreme Court ruled that it had the authority to review the government's move to deport Rohingyas.

03 Oct 2017


Flipkart: $100mn ESOP repurchase plan; Diwali bonanza for employees

As many as 6,000 current/former employees of India's homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart are in for a Diwali bonanza.

03 Oct 2017

Tamil Nadu

RBI to print new Rs. 100 notes from April 2018

After redesigning the Rs. 500 notes, the Reserve Bank of India will soon introduce new Rs. 100 currency notes.

03 Oct 2017


Dhinakaran calls EPS administration "killer government," gets booked for sedition

Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran and 16 party workers associated with him were booked for sedition for distributing pamphlets that accused the centre and state governments of medical aspirant Anitha's death.

03 Oct 2017

Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force hit by shortage of AWACS surveillance planes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is witnessing a serious cataract in its "eyes in the sky" arising from a severe shortage of airborne warning and control systems (AWACS).

03 Oct 2017


Make in India? When it comes to smartphones, not yet

India's goal of becoming a smartphone-making hub has hit a major roadblock due to lack of skilled labor and component makers.

02 Oct 2017

Nokia 3310

A Rs. 299 phone is available in the market

With the advent of JioPhone, feature handsets have received a new boost in terms of popularity. Other telcos, too, are bringing out handsets at rock-bottom prices.

02 Oct 2017


We will play to win, says India's U-17 football coach

The FIFA U-17 World Cup is almost upon us with India getting ready to host the first ever FIFA World Cup tournament.

02 Oct 2017


India to have first Rafale base in Ambala by 2019

India is all set to have its first Rafale base in Ambala, Haryana.