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Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

18 Jun 2020

No Chinese equipment for 4G upgradation: Centre to BSNL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to not use any Chinese equipment in its 4G upgradation work.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

18 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

Coronavirus outbreak: Spectator at Women's WT20 final tests positive

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Spectator at Women's WT20 final tests positive

A spectator who attended the final between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 8 has tested positive for coronavirus.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

23 Feb 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

18 Feb 2020

Telcos partially pay government dues; 'slim hope' for Vodafone-Idea

Ailing telecom companies have paid their dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in part to the government.

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

17 Feb 2020

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

After Arvind Kejriwal took charge as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Monday, the portfolio allocation for the Cabinet was finalized.

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

08 Dec 2019

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, the space agency has sought Rs. 75 crore from the Centre for the next phase, Chandrayaan-3.

This is how Indians are consuming porn

05 Dec 2019

This is how Indians are consuming porn

Last year in October, the Indian government took the major step of banning porn in the country.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

18 Oct 2019

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

01 Oct 2019

Pornhub, Redtube back in India, with a slight tweak

In a major development, Redtube and Pornhub have made a return in India.

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

27 Sep 2019

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

PUBG debuts at IIT Roorkee's annual sports festival: Details here

27 Aug 2019

PUBG debuts at IIT Roorkee's annual sports festival: Details here

Immensely popular mobile game PUBG made its debut at the annual sports festival of IIT Roorkee, this year.

Foundation course, UPSC rank to determine IAS/IPS/IFS cadre allotment

27 Jul 2019

Foundation course, UPSC rank to determine IAS/IPS/IFS cadre allotment

According to reports, Narendra Modi-led Central government has now decided that ranking in the civil services exam will no longer serve as the sole determinant in the process of allotment of services to candidates selected by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

IIT-Madras will soon start offering a five-year B.Tech+MBA course

19 Jul 2019

IIT-Madras will soon start offering a five-year B.Tech+MBA course

A B.Tech and an MBA in India is like fries and ketchup: You can have one without the other, but people will look at you like you are some kind of lunatic. They shouldn't, but they will.

Prince Harry's comment on 'Fortnite' rekindles the gaming-addiction debate

21 Jun 2019

Prince Harry's comment on 'Fortnite' rekindles the gaming-addiction debate

The popular Battle Royale game Fortnite is usually in the news for good reasons like its interesting crossovers.

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

31 May 2019

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

A woman who went missing three years ago from a remote area in Bihar's Madhubani was reunited with her family, thanks to the Department of Posts (DoP).

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

26 May 2019

Five lady IAS officers who brought positive changes to society

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the country's most prestigious Civil Service and joining the IAS is a dream for many. However, being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

16 May 2019

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

26 Mar 2019

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion to build part of Trump's border-wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said today that he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by US President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.

#CareerBytes: 5 popular scholarships for school students in India

07 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 popular scholarships for school students in India

In India, education has become expensive and the cost of education is skyrocketing with every passing day.

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

21 Feb 2019

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

The US has slapped sanctions against a UAE-based Indian man and his parents for allegedly running a global money laundering and smuggling network for drugs.

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

07 Nov 2018

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

75 lakh new tax-filers added to IT net this fiscal

04 Nov 2018

75 lakh new tax-filers added to IT net this fiscal

About 75L new tax filers have been added to the income tax payers list in the country this fiscal till now.

Trump administration to propose major changes to H-1B visa rules

18 Oct 2018

Trump administration to propose major changes to H-1B visa rules

The Trump administration has said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas, a move which will have a detrimental impact on Indian IT companies and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans.

In an I-T raid, Ludhiana's pakode wala surrenders Rs. 60L

07 Oct 2018

In an I-T raid, Ludhiana's pakode wala surrenders Rs. 60L

The famous pakode wala from Ludhiana, Panna Singh Pakode Wale, surrendered Rs. 60 lakh to the Income Tax Department, the TOI reported.

Delhi government warns officials against uploading Aadhaar, mobile numbers online

30 Sep 2018

Delhi government warns officials against uploading Aadhaar, mobile numbers online

The Delhi government has asked all Heads of Departments not to upload documents containing "sensitive" personal information like Aadhaar and mobile numbers on the websites of their respective departments.

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

28 Sep 2018

Dehradun gang-rape: HC talks about strict implementation of porn-sites ban

Uttarakhand High Court asked the Centre to strictly implement the ban on pornographic websites, taking cognizance of reports that a girl was gang-raped in a Dehradun school by her fellow students after they watched porn clips.

Asaram moves plea to Rajasthan Governor, seeking dilution of life-sentence

11 Sep 2018

Asaram moves plea to Rajasthan Governor, seeking dilution of life-sentence

Self-styled godman Asaram, who was convicted for raping a minor girl, has sent a mercy plea to the Governor of Rajasthan seeking dilution of his life sentence.

#NationalHeraldCase: Delhi HC rejects Sonia, Rahul's pleas challenging tax assessments

10 Sep 2018

#NationalHeraldCase: Delhi HC rejects Sonia, Rahul's pleas challenging tax assessments

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the pleas of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi challenging reopening of their tax assessments for 2011-12.

Australian gets paid 100 times more, courtesy wrong decimal

28 Aug 2018

Australian gets paid 100 times more, courtesy wrong decimal

An Australian worker got paid 100 times more than his normal salary, thanks to a silly mistake by a data entry operator.

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

07 Aug 2018

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

14 Jul 2018

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

03 Jul 2018

Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

The Donald Trump administration has failed yet again to issue a notification for revocation of H-4 visas on time, bringing relief to lakhs of Indians.

7th Pay Commission: Overtime pay discontinued for most government employees

26 Jun 2018

7th Pay Commission: Overtime pay discontinued for most government employees

According to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry, the government has decided to discontinue overtime pay for most Central government employees, except operational staff who are all non-ministerial non-gazetted Central government employees directly involved in smooth operation of the office.

At least 2,000 children separated from families at US-Mexico border

16 Jun 2018

At least 2,000 children separated from families at US-Mexico border

At least 2,000 children have been separated from their families or guardians who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border, since a policy allowing the same came into effect.