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18 Oct 2017

Indian Navy

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

The US has agreed to release the technology for the advanced Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy's under development future aircraft carrier, INS Vishal.

18 Oct 2017

Pakistan News

Nikki Haley: India can help US keep eye on Pakistan

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said India can help Washington keep an eye on Pakistan even as President Donald Trump has "taken a tougher approach to Islamabad harboring terrorists."

Yuvraj Singh, brother, mother booked in domestic violence case

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been booked in a domestic violence case filed by former sister-in-law Akanksha, Bigg Boss 10 contestant.

18 Oct 2017

Sushil Kumar Modi

Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST

The revision of tax rates under the GST could make eating out cheaper: effective tax rates in AC restaurants came down from 20.1% to 18%.

India unlikely to play four-day Tests in near future

While the ICC has recently approved the four-day Test matches on a trial basis, Indian team is unlikely to play the format anytime soon.

Cherishing Anil Kumble's achievements as he turns 47

Former captain, coach and the best bowler that India has produced, Anil Kumble, turns 47 today.

BJP wealthiest party with Rs. 894cr, Congress has Rs. 759cr

As per an Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, BJP is the richest among all national parties as it has declared assets worth Rs. 894cr for 2015-16; Congress is a close second with Rs. 759cr.

17 Oct 2017

Dark Web

Bank details of Indians are available online for Rs. 500

The dark web is a cornucopia of all things banned, illegal or prohibited: if you know how to access its innermost layers, you might get plenty of confidential information at really cheap prices.

After life shattered, the Talwars try to return to normalcy

How do people feel after being imprisoned for years for a heinous crime they never committed: the murder of their daughter?

17 Oct 2017

Indian Army

Army seeks "Lego-like" modular bunkers to protect against enemy fire

The Indian Army is reportedly looking to induct "Lego-like modular portable, bullet and blast-proof bunkers" to guard the nation's borders against China and Pakistan's assertiveness, the Economic Times has reported.

17 Oct 2017


How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

In 2002, Doordarshan launched DD Direct, a direct-to-home (DTH) service run by Prasar Bharati, to compete with emerging competitors.

16 Oct 2017


Jan Dhan helped people reduce drinking and smoking!

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, combined with demonetization, is having surprising but positive consequences: it is apparently motivating villagers to cut down on drinking and smoking!

16 Oct 2017


Meet the first transgender judge in India: Joyita Mondal

29-year-old Joyita Mondal (born Joyonto in Kolkata) would have never imagined that one day she would become India's first transgender judge.

16 Oct 2017


Flipkart in talks to pick up stake in BookMyShow

E-commerce giant Flipkart is reportedly in talks to pick up a significant stake in online ticketing platform BookMyShow to build out its services and transaction offering.

16 Oct 2017


Delhi, Sao Paulo most dangerous cities for women: Poll

In some disturbing news, Delhi has fared as the worst city in the world when it comes to sexual violence against women.

16 Oct 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Taj was built by traitors, we'll change history: BJP MLA

The controversy over the UP government's attitude towards the Taj Mahal refuses to die down. Now BJP MLA Sangeet Som has said it was built by 'traitors'.

16 Oct 2017


Rahul taunts Modi on Trump's U-turn on Pakistan

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to slam PM Narendra Modi as US President Donald Trump did an about turn with respect to Pakistan.

16 Oct 2017


How does India view Donald Trump's Pakistan policy?

US President Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions, told Pakistan to get its act together, especially on home-grown terrorism.

15 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

India not weak anymore; China understood India's strength: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted India's borders are "completely safe" and that China has understood India's power.

15 Oct 2017

Arun Jaitley

India on solid growth-track, says IMF Chief backing GST, demonetization

Only days after the International Monetary Fund slashed India's growth forecast for 2017 and 2018, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the country's economy is on a "very solid track" in the medium term.

15 Oct 2017


U-17 star Dheeraj Singh catches the eye of international scouts

If there was one good thing that came out of the U-17 World Cup for India, it was Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.

15 Oct 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi soon to be Congress President: Bane or boon?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has confirmed that Rahul Gandhi will soon take over as party chief signifying that Congress' organizational polls, most probably on Oct 25, might finally witness the generational shift.

15 Oct 2017


Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

Despite ending the Doklam standoff, China has reportedly increased its troop presence close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

Reminiscing Gautam Gambhir's top moments as he turns 36

Gautam Gambhir is best remembered for his top knocks that contributed to India's victories in the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup finals.

14 Oct 2017


'Sabarimala will become a sex-tourism spot if women are allowed'

The Sabarimala Temple board chief has major problems with women being allowed inside. He seems to have pretty strong reasons: if women enter, the temple will turn into a "sex tourism spot like Thailand", he believes.

14 Oct 2017


Pollution woes: Instead of crackers, SC should ban this fuel

As if Delhi was not crumbling under pollution from coal plants and exhaust from cars, high imports of a fuel more polluting than diesel and petrol, petcoke, adds to Delhi's pollution woes.

14 Oct 2017


Coca-Cola, PepsiCo to change recipes of best-selling drinks

Food and beverage behemoths Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are playing a big gamble in India by "changing" the recipes of their top-selling drinks.

13 Oct 2017

FIFA World Cup

What can India learn from the U-17 World Cup experience?

India's U-17 World Cup campaign came to an end after having failed to qualify for the Round of 16 stage.

13 Oct 2017

Aadhaar Card

Indian Government saved $9bn through Aadhaar scheme: Nandan Nilekani

The Aadhaar scheme has helped India's government save $9bn by eliminating fraud in financial distribution system said Aadhaar's architect, Nandan Nilekani.

How a questionable court hearing sent the Talwars to prison

In many cases, innocents face legal action due to miscarriage of justice. The Aarushi murder was India's defining example.

13 Oct 2017


Mi Mix 2, OnePlus5, Nokia8: Which one should you buy?

Xiaomi finally launched the much-anticipated Mi Mix 2 bezel-less smartphone in India to take on other premium devices in the market.

13 Oct 2017

North Korea

India ranks 100 of 119 countries on Global Hunger Index

India has a "serious" hunger problem, revealed the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Report: Obese kids may overtake undernourished kids by 2022

Malnutrition is one of the major problems the world is facing today. However, trends may change in the next five years.

12 Oct 2017


Japan to provide on-the-job training to three lakh Indian youths

India has said it will send three lakh youths to Japan for on-the-job training of three-five years as part of the government's skill development program.

11 Oct 2017

Prakash Javadekar

7th Pay Commission: Pay hike announced for 7.5lakh college teachers

In a move that would benefit 7.5 lakh teachers of central and state universities, Union Cabinet has given its nod for extending the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission to them.

11 Oct 2017


Apple, AR Rahman collaborate to open Music labs in India

Apple Music is soon going to open two Mac Labs in India in partnership with Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman.

Direct tax collections up 15.8% to Rs. 3.86L crore

India's direct tax collections for April-September quarter increased 15.8% to Rs. 3.86L crore.

11 Oct 2017


Solar scam: LDF government orders probe against ex-CM Oommen Chandy

Based on the recommendations of Justice (retd.) Sivarajan-headed judicial commission, the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala has ordered a vigilance probe against former CM and Congress leader Oommen Chandy in the solar scam case.

11 Oct 2017

Reliance Jio

XOLO launches three selfie-focused budget smartphones

Lava International-owned homegrown smartphone maker XOLO has made a comeback in India by launching three new Era smartphones -XOLO Era 3, Era 2V, Era 3X- targeting selfie lovers.

11 Oct 2017

Indian Army

Doklam effect: Army rushes to upgrade infrastructure along the LAC

Following the Doklam standoff, the Indian Army has rushed to upgrade infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border to prepare for similar encounters.