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09 Feb 2018Delhi Police
Honey-trapped IAF officer arrested for leaking information to Pakistan's ISI
Group Captain Arun Marwaha has been arrested for leaking classified IAF information to Pakistan's ISI.
01 Feb 2018Smartphones
#DecodingBudget: Import duty on smartphones increased to 20%
Presenting the Union Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has announced an increase in the custom duty on mobile phones from 15% to 20%.
01 Feb 2018NITI Aayog
#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers
In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.
01 Feb 2018NITI Aayog
#DecodingBudget: Announcements for Digital India made by FinMin Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the much-awaited Budget for 2018-19. While it's largely focused on agriculture, rural development, and healthcare, Jaitley also made key announcements for Digital India, giving a push to usage and development of technology.
01 Feb 2018Arun Jaitley
#DecodingBudget: India gets Rs. 1,200cr healthcare coverage, 'largest govt-funded program'
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the 2018 Budget this morning. If the NDA doesn't return to power in 2019, this was its last full-fledged Budget.
01 Feb 2018Farmers
For the first time, credit cards for farmers, courtesy SBI
India's biggest public lender, the State Bank of India, is introducing special credit cards for farmers, probably the first such product for the community.
31 Jan 2018Indira Gandhi
#DecodingBudget: Before the D-day, 7 interesting facts about the budget
The day is finally here. NDA government will present its last full-fledged budget on 1st Feb.
31 Jan 2018Narendra Modi
How education, wealth and criminality affect MPs' attendance in Parliament
The issue of absenteeism of MPs has plagued the Indian Parliament since years. Even well-known names including Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha have fallen prey to this disease.
31 Jan 2018Moon
Here's how to best watch today's super blue blood moon
Ready yourself to witness a rare celestial treat today, a lunar event that hasn't happened in over 150 years.
31 Jan 2018Cricket: News, Stats and more!
#INDvsSA 1st ODI: How have India performed historically at Durban?
At the back of a 2-1 Test series loss to South Africa, India will look to kick off the 6-match ODI series on a winning note.
31 Jan 2018Delhi
Strong tremors across Afghanistan-India-Pakistan, Delhi, UP, Punjab affected
Strong tremors were felt in several parts of North India including Delhi, J&K, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab at 12:40pm today.
31 Jan 2018Flipkart
Walmart to acquire minority stake in Flipkart, compete with Amazon-India
The world's largest retailer, US-based Walmart Stores, is in advanced discussions to buy a significant minority stake in India's leading e-commerce company Flipkart, reported Economic Times.
31 Jan 2018Indian Navy
Navy launches INS Karanj, third Scorpene-Class submarine, after much delay
The Navy launched the INS Karanj, India's third Scorpene-class submarine, today at Mumbai's Mazagon docks.
31 Jan 2018Rohit Sharma
India's probable playing XI for 1st ODI against South Africa
After being outclassed in the first two Tests, India bounced back in style to beat South Africa in the third Test, thereby retaining the number one rank in Test cricket.
31 Jan 2018Supreme Court Of India
SC, HC judges get 200% salary hikes effective from 2016
The President has finally approved massive hikes for judges of the Supreme Court (SC) and the 24 high courts (HC), a nearly 200% rise.
31 Jan 2018Coimbatore
No entry for unmarried couples in this Coimbatore park
Tired of couples frolicking in its botanical park, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore now allows only families and married visitors.
31 Jan 2018Indian Railways
Railway Budget'18: Rs. 78,000cr to automate Indian Railways
After 2017's historic reform of merging the two budgets, this year Railway Budget will be presented along with the Union Budget on February 1.
30 Jan 2018Rahul Gandhi
Passports to remain as the valid address proof: Centre
Earlier, the External Affairs Ministry said it would stop printing the last page of the passport, leaving it blank, which means passports wouldn't be a valid address proof.
30 Jan 2018Narendra Modi
India Post personnel to don khadi uniforms from February
The 90,000 postmen and postwomen of India Post will be donning new uniforms from February.
30 Jan 2018Mahatma Gandhi
Bapu's death-anniversary: India needs his ideals more than ever now
Whatever may be your opinion of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man, there's no denying that the principles he promulgated and tried to live up to are bulletproof, timeless.
30 Jan 2018Ducati
Ducati announces pre-orders for the Panigale V4 superbike in India
When the Ducati Panigale V4 was announced last year, it caused quite a stir among auto enthusiasts.
30 Jan 2018Virat Kohli
India eye number one spot in ODI rankings
The number one ODI ranking will be on the line when India take on South Africa in the 6-match ODI-series, scheduled to kick off from 1st February in Durban.
30 Jan 2018Punjab
Indians' preference for sons has left 2 million girls "unwanted"
Indians are so in love with male heirs that in their quest for sons, they have produced 21 million "unwanted" girls, the government said in its 2018 Economic Survey.
30 Jan 2018Cricket: News, Stats and more!
Under-19 World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 203-runs, reach final
India are on course to win a record fourth Under-19 Cricket World Cup after a thumping 203 run victory over Pakistan in the semi-final of the prestigious tournament.
30 Jan 2018Malaysia
No 'Padmaavat' for audience in Malaysia
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus might have seen the light of day in India, but seems like the film is not welcome in Malaysia.
30 Jan 2018Pakistan News
China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC
China is finally ready to discuss the issue of the contentious $50bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India. The CPEC is the principal constituent of China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI). It passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
30 Jan 2018Moon
After 150years, we will see lunar eclipse, supermoon, blue-moon together
Skygazers and passive bystanders alike are going to witness a fantastic astronomical event on the 31st of January.
29 Jan 2018West Bengal
Rajasthan, Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for Mamata and Raje
India's two women CMs from rival parties, WB CM Mamata Banerjee and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, face an acid test on their respective home turfs before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
29 Jan 2018Reliance Jio
Amazon invests Rs. 1,950 crore to expand business in India
In another attempt to bolster its India market, Amazon has freshly invested Rs. 1,950 crore in its local arm, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd.
29 Jan 2018Education
ISB tops Indian institutes in Global MBA Rankings, IIM-Ahmedabad slips
The Indian School of Business (ISB) was ranked 28th among universities worldwide in Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking 2018.
29 Jan 2018Delhi University
Challenges that await new Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale
Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale took charge as the new foreign secretary today, a day after his predecessor S Jaishankar demitted office.
29 Jan 2018Ram Nath Kovind
President Kovind's address opens Budget session 2018
The Budget session began with President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address to both houses of Parliament.
29 Jan 2018Bollywood
No Swara, it's not just the "vagina", it's your hypocrisy
Swara Bhaskar's open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali created a furore on the social media. She has penned down her thoughts on "being reduced to a vagina" after watching the magnum opus 'Padmaavat'.
29 Jan 2018Lok Sabha
India to grow 7-7.5% in FY18, retain fastest-growing economy tag
The Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled in the Lok Sabha at the start of the Budget Session, has pegged India's GDP growth in the next year at 7-7.5%.
29 Jan 2018Narendra Modi
Survey: Indians' trust in government continues to remain high
In a welcome news for the Modi-led NDA government, India continues to be among the top three nations where trust in government remains high.
28 Jan 2018Employment
Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs
The government has finalized reservation in central government jobs for people with autism, mental illness, intellectual disability and acid attack victims.
28 Jan 2018Narendra Modi
India, Seychelles sign crucial deal for military infrastructure development
After much negotiations and discussions, India and Seychelles have signed an agreement that allows the former to build military infrastructure on Assumption Island.
28 Jan 2018Narendra Modi
Mann ki Baat: Modi speaks about female empowerment
In his first Mann Ki Baat radio show of 2018 aired on All India Radio (AIR), Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about Nari Shakti among other things and hailed female achievers who contributed immensely to India's transformation.
28 Jan 2018Odisha
Asia, Africa, Japan and Russia: Meet the bizarrely-named Kumar brothers
What's in a name, wondered Shakespeare hundreds of years ago. A lot, these six brothers from Odisha will tell you.
28 Jan 2018Virat Kohli
Who is India's best batsman overseas in Tests?
India have dominated Test cricket for the past few months, however, most of it was played in the subcontinent.