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08 Dec 2017Piyush Goyal
Railways to soon rank trains, zones according to performance
To encourage competition, the Railways will soon start ranking trains and zones according to their performance and releasing such reports publicly.
08 Dec 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Steep rises, frauds and theft: Chaos in the bitcoin world
As the Bitcoin crossed the $17,000 mark, Twitterati seems to have gone crazy over a seemingly "generous" offer by a user: one free bitcoin each to "five random people" who retweet his post announcing the giveaway.
08 Dec 2017ICICI Bank
ICICI Bank customers can now open PPF-account sitting at home
India's largest private bank ICICI Bank has introduced a fully-digital service to enable its customers to open a Public Provident Fund (PPF) online.
08 Dec 2017Kulbhushan Jadhav
Kulbhushan Jadhav to finally meet his family on December 25!
Repeated pleas by Indian authorities seem to have worked. Pakistan has allowed Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on a death row, to meet his wife and mother on December 25.
08 Dec 2017Nepal
Moderate 5.0 earthquake jolts Nepal, no casualty reported
Two days after a strong earthquake shook north India, a moderate tremor measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale struck Nepal today at around 8am.
08 Dec 2017Venkaiah Naidu
'Would you rather salute Afzal Guru?' Naidu on 'Vande-Mataram' protests
Vice president Venkaiah Naidu has lashed out at those opposing the 'Vande Mataram' slogan, asking, "If not your mother, whom would you salute, Afzal Guru?"
08 Dec 2017Reliance Jio
How fast are mobile-apps? You can soon test on Speedtest!
Global broadband testing leader Ookla's popular Internet performance monitoring platform Speedtest.net would soon allow users to test speeds of mobile apps.
08 Dec 2017NSG
India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement may boost NSG prospects
In a major development, the elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) has agreed to accept India's application for membership.
08 Dec 2017Xiaomi
Top tech terms India searched on Yahoo in 2017
Yahoo India has announced the "2017 Year in Review" that offers a sneak peek at the trending topics, events, and newsmakers that Internet users searched the most for this year.
08 Dec 2017Russia News
Russia pleads India's case to China over NSG membership
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said his country is speaking to China at "all levels" for India's inclusion to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
08 Dec 2017Bollywood
Decoding the brand 'Priyanka Chopra'
In 2016, Deepika Padukone dethroned Priyanka as the sexiest woman in Asia but this year Priyanka reclaimed it as she has been voted as "Sexiest Asian Woman."
08 Dec 2017Gujarat
Gujarat polls: Congress dissenter Shehzad Poonawalla to start anti-Rahul campaign
As BJP aims to win 150 seats in the upcoming Gujarat polls, they seem to be getting help from unknown quarters. Interestingly, the latest to join the BJP, albeit not openly, is Congressman and Rahul Gandhi's critic, Shehzad Poonawalla.
08 Dec 2017Lifestyle
This Engineering graduate is India's first differently-abled model
26-year old, Mahalakshmi Mahadev, could possibly be India's first differently-abled TV model. The Bengaluru-based woman breaks the stigma by featuring in a 44-second advertisement for a textile brand, according to a report by NDTV.
07 Dec 2017India
24x7 power supply for all, by March 2019: Power Minister
Every Indian household, in both urban and rural areas, will have a 24x7 supply of electricity by March 2019, said Power Minister RK Singh.
07 Dec 2017Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama: China will follow India's lead on moral education
In today's world dominated by worrying levels of anger and violence, the Dalai Lama is a beacon of light and hope.
07 Dec 2017Mumbai
Ockhi brings high vegetable prices, 80,000kg of waste to Mumbai
Cyclone Ockhi's effects are being felt in Mumbai in several ways. For one, prices of vegetables and foodgrains, which are already under strain, are set to rise even more by up to 15%.
07 Dec 2017Australia
Australia passes historic law legalizing gay marriage
It was a historic day in Australia as the Parliament cleared a Bill legalizing gay marriage to much cheers.
07 Dec 2017Bharti Airtel
Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1,649
India's telecom wars have led to a bonanza for customers. First, it was drastically-lowered calling/internet rates, and then smartphones at never-before cheap prices.
07 Dec 2017Delhi
BJP's Vinay Katiyar: Delhi's Jama Masjid was "Jamuna Devi Temple"
BJP MP, Vinay Katiyar is known to stoke controversies. After claiming that Taj Mahal was built by breaking down a Shiva Temple, the Bajrang Dal chief has now declared that Delhi's Jama Masjid was earlier known as "Jamuna Devi Temple."
07 Dec 2017Security
Indian drone "invaded" our airspace, then crashed: Chinese media
An Indian drone recently "invaded" Chinese airspace and then crashed across the border, Chinese media has claimed.
07 Dec 2017Gujarat
Will Rahul be able to revive Congress, as its president?
After a 19-year Congress presidency, Sonia Gandhi is making way for heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi.
07 Dec 2017State Bank of India (SBI)
Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails
After demonetization, efforts were made to promote the use of credit and debit cards in Parliament's four canteens. However, this drive failed to take off. Now, MPs and parliament staff might be given prepaid food cards to push for cashless transactions.
06 Dec 2017Dalit
Centre's Rs. 2.5L incentive for marrying a Dalit
In 2013, the Centre launched a scheme to reward those marrying Dalits. However, only those with annual family income of less than Rs. 5L could seek a one-time incentive of Rs. 2.5L.
06 Dec 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Stone-pelter to football star: Afshan Ashiq's life after viral photo
In the few months since Afshan Ashiq became the face of Kashmiri stone-pelters, life has changed dramatically for the young woman.
06 Dec 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
RBI keeps repo-rate unchanged at 6% for second consecutive time
The RBI's six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 6%, second time in a row, in its fifth bi-monthly policy review.
06 Dec 2017iOS
New Google Maps: Two-wheeler mode, locating toilets, SOS-alert, and more!
Google launched yet another India-first feature for Google Maps -two-wheeler mode with voice-guided navigation- at its third "Google for India" event.
06 Dec 2017Bollywood
On Shekhar's birthday, we thank him for creating 'Mr. India'
Stellar filmmaker and producer, Shekhar Kapur and the man behind the film of the millennium 'Mr. India' turns 72 today.
06 Dec 2017Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio beats Airtel, Vodafone, Idea in 4G download speeds
When it comes to 4G download speeds, Reliance Jio still leads its rivals with an all-time high 21.9Mbps speed on its network in September, shows TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) data.
05 Dec 2017Pakistan News
Pakistani youth arrested for 'Hindustan Zindabad' slogans
A Pakistani youth in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been booked for treason after he wrote 'Hindustan Zindabad' on his house's wall.
05 Dec 2017Cyclone
Here's how Ockhi and other cyclones get their names
India is bearing the brunt of Cyclone Ockhi, which has ravaged the south and is moving towards the western coast.
05 Dec 2017Android
Google is releasing Android Oreo (Go edition) for entry-level smartphones
Keeping the promise it made at Google I/O this year, Google is launching "Android Oreo (Go edition)" for manufacturers and developers (not yet for users) of entry-level devices with low-memory and storage.
05 Dec 2017Android
Android Go, Assistant on JioPhone and more: Google's new features
Google hosted its third annual 'Google for India' event in Delhi today and announced a slew of exciting offerings.
05 Dec 2017Indian Hockey Team
Indian hockey team in Australia alleges mismanagement, SAI defends
Two days ago, a video of Indian hockey players in Australia complaining about lack of facilities went viral.
05 Dec 2017Supreme Court Of India
SC defers hearing on Rohingya refugee deportation to Jan 31
The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing of a petition filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees against the Centre's decision to deport all Rohingyas back to Myanmar to January 31.
05 Dec 2017Gujarat
Cyclone Ockhi heads towards Gujarat, Maharashtra coasts
After ravaging the southern states, Cyclone Ockhi is now heading towards the coastal states in the west.
04 Dec 2017Vijay Mallya
In this English village, 'criminal' Vijay Mallya is an 'asset'
Vijay Mallya might be a wanted criminal in India, but apparently in the little village of Tewin, England, he is an "asset".
04 Dec 2017London
As extradition hearing begins, Vijay Mallya insists charges "false, baseless"
The extradition hearing of Vijay Mallya began today at London's Westminster Magistrate's Court.
04 Dec 2017Indian Navy
#DefenseDiaires: 5 of the Indian Navy's most powerful weapons
The Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to honor the nation's brave seafarers who secure the nation's vast maritime frontiers.
04 Dec 2017West Bengal
Award for Kolkata driver for not honking in 18 years
In a world fraught with traffic snarls and honking drivers, there is a cabbie who hasn't used his car's horn in the last 18 years.
04 Dec 2017Bollywood
Priyanka Chopra releases the interactive trailer of 'Monsoon Shootout'
Actress Priyanka Chopra has launched India's first interactive trailer of the film 'Monsoon Shootout' starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.