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25 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

BJP plans 'Anti-Black Money Day' on demonetization anniversary

A day after opposition parties announced they would mark November 8, the first anniversary of demonetization, as 'Black Day', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley talked about BJP's planned 'Anti-Black Money Day'.

25 Oct 2017

Indian Army

Should India focus more on enhancing its air power?

Yesterday, at least 16 Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft landed on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway in a rare exercise demonstrating its versatility and might.

24 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Forget Black Friday, opposition to protest demonetization on "Black" Thursday

The opposition has decided to mark November 8, demonetization's first anniversary, by observing "Black Day" across the country.

24 Oct 2017


Infosys profit rises by 7% to Rs. 3,726cr in Q2

Infosys, India's second-largest IT company, reported a Rs. 3,726-crore net-profit for the July-September quarter, posting 7% Quarter-on-Quarter rise and 3% Year-on-Year increase.

24 Oct 2017


iPhone X pre-booking has already started at a few stores

There are still three days left for Apple to start taking pre-orders for its iPhone X. But if any of you Apple fans are in a hurry, you will be glad to know that many stores in India have already started taking pre-orders.

24 Oct 2017

Raksha Bandhan

BJP leader booked for harassing, clicking pics of woman defecating

A BJP leader in MP's Guna has been booked for allegedly clicking pictures of a woman defecating in the open.

24 Oct 2017


Utterly butterly news: Indian Railways, Amul may soon work together

The Ministry of Railways is famously active on Twitter, known for promptly responding to the woes of travelers and other grievances.

24 Oct 2017

Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley talks GST, Bharatmala, affordable housing and more

At a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated the government's commitment to infrastructure development, affordable housing, a strong banking sector and more.

24 Oct 2017


Cabinet approves major highway redevelopment project worth Rs. 7L crore

The Cabinet has approved the biggest highway redevelopment plan yet: it has sanctioned Rs. 6.9L crore to expand 83,000km of roads by 2022.

24 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

A cheetah logo will represent India's bullet train project

Sources have said that a logo designed by a student of the National Institute of Design is the top choice for India's ambitious bullet train project.

24 Oct 2017

Aruna Sundararajan

Will Indians finally get minimum speeds of 2 Mbps?

In what could only mean good news, the government is finally waking up to the need for providing high-speed internet along with increasing digital coverage.

24 Oct 2017

Pakistan News

Tillerson in Afghanistan: Discusses US Afghanistan strategy, Pakistan and India

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a short surprise visit to Afghanistan ahead of his visit to India and Pakistan.

24 Oct 2017


Putin sends envoy on Afghanistan to India in special outreach

Russian President Vladimir Putin's point-man on Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, recently visited New Delhi in a major regional security outreach, the Times of India reported.

'Don't need to stand up in theatres to be patriotic'

The Supreme Court asked Centre to consider amending the national flag code for playing the national anthem in Indian cinema-halls.

23 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

GST, demonetization may impact wedding season: ASSOCHAM report

The Indian economy has slowed down on the back of demonetization and GST. But now that the wedding season is about to start, the ramifications will likely appear with full force.

23 Oct 2017


Apple has reportedly stopped selling the iPhone 7 256GB variant

It seems Apple has discontinued the biggest storage variant of its iPhone 7 - the 256GB version.

23 Oct 2017


Chabahar port: Are US-Iran tensions affecting India's dream project?

After a brief period of calm, US-Iran relations have once again become strained under Donald Trump's presidency.

22 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Trump Administration considering India's request for armed drones: US official

After securing a deal with the US for procuring unarmed Guardian drones, India may also purchase high-tech armed drones from the US.

22 Oct 2017


Micromax Bharat 1 and Reliance JioPhone comparison

Reliance's VoLTE supported JioPhone is going to face some competition now with Micromax's Bharat 1 in the market.

22 Oct 2017


Rahul Gandhi may take charge as Congress-president on Oct 30

According to sources in the Congress' high command, it's quite likely that Rahul Gandhi's election as Congress president will be announced on 26th October, soon after the party's organizational elections on the same day.

21 Oct 2017

Dalai Lama

No country can meet Dalai Lama without offending China

It's been 58 years since the Dalai Lama fled to India seeking refuge after an unsuccessful revolt against China, but the country is still bitter about the Tibetan spiritual leader, whom it considers a "separatist."

21 Oct 2017


GST: Traders exploit loopholes to evade taxes, earn profits illegally

Traders have found loopholes to evade taxes under GST. Officials believe high levy on daily use items is contributing to the problem.

India-NZ 1st ODI: Who could be in the playing XI?

India and New Zealand will lock horns in the first ODI of the 3-match series on 22nd October at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

Bofors: Did Rajiv Gandhi sabotage investigation? CBI wants to re-probe

If the CBI's wish is granted, the probe into the Bofors scandal, which has haunted Congress since three decades, might be reopened soon.

21 Oct 2017


Google reveals nature of software updates for Pixel 2 devices

At the launch of its Pixel 2 series of devices on 4th October, Google announced that it would provide software updates for Pixel 2 devices for the next three years till 2020.

UIDAI has no jurisdiction over banks: IBA protests directives

According to sources, the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) has written to the RBI, IT Ministry and finance ministry questioning whether the UIDAI has the power to issue directives to banks under the Aadhaar Act.

21 Oct 2017


India's mega-submarine project: Japan, Spain pull out; 4 contenders left

In a new development, Japan and Spain have opted out of their bids to build six advanced-stealth submarines for India under Project-75.

21 Oct 2017


Google, Microsoft, Amazon are considered most authentic brands in India

Google is considered the most authentic brand in India, claims a recent report by New York-based global communications firm Cohn & Wolfe.

20 Oct 2017

Piyush Goyal

Spend up to 3hrs less for train journeys over 500km

You will soon have to spend up to three hours less than the current travel time for long train journeys over 500km.

20 Oct 2017


Odisha: Headmaster impregnates student; villagers demand feast from victim's family

The stories surrounding rape are as bizarre as the act is commonplace in India.

New device detects malaria in seconds, at just Rs. 10

Researchers in Kolkata have devised a new portable device that can detect malaria in seconds at just Rs. 10.

20 Oct 2017

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns over 'personal reasons'

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, India's second-most senior legal officer, resigned yesterday citing 'personal reasons'. He now plans to spend some time with family.

20 Oct 2017


Mumbai: MSRDC receives 33 bids for Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway

Seeking security clearance of the companies that bid for the construction of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) submitted a list of 33 bidders to the Union Home Ministry.

20 Oct 2017

Bharti Airtel

Jio effect: Airtel launches 100% cashback offer

To counter Jio's new cashback offer, Airtel has come up with its own scheme: 100% cashback when you recharge with a Rs. 348/349 unlimited pack.

20 Oct 2017


9mn pollution deaths worldwide in 2015, India fifth on list

That pollution in India is at alarming levels is a fact. It has now emerged that it ranks fifth in the world when it comes to deaths related to pollution.

20 Oct 2017


Are you at risk of KRACK while accessing public Wi-Fi?

The next time you are browsing the wireless network at railway stations or airports, remember that your vulnerability to cyber attacks will be 'high'.

19 Oct 2017


Trade outlook for muhurat: How Nifty50 will move on Diwali

Minor cracks appeared in trade on Wednesday, practically the last trading day of the week; there's just a one-hour muhurat session on Thursday (Diwali) and Friday is a trading holiday.

19 Oct 2017


You can now link UAN with Aadhaar number online

The EPFO has launched an online facility to let subscribers link their Universal Account Number (UAN) for Provident Fund (PF) to their Aadhaar.

19 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India

Ahead of his visit to India next week, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a policy address at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies outlined how US views relations with India.

19 Oct 2017


Xiaomi set to overtake Samsung as India's largest smartphone seller

Chinese device maker Xiaomi, which entered India's smartphone market in 2014, is giving a really tough competition to Samsung.