India

India, officially known as the Republic of India is the 7th largest country in the world and the 2nd most populous with a population of 1.2 billion people, and is expected to take over China’s population by 2022. Located in South Asia, India is surrounded by Indian Ocean in the South, Bay of Bengal on the southeast, and the Arabian Sea on the southwest.

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Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 7.43 lakh with 23,000 new cases

08 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 7.43 lakh with 23,000 new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 23,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide total to 7.43 lakh. Tuesday marked the sixth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. Over 470 more fatalities also took the death toll to 20,656.

Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: His glorious moments as captain

08 Jul 2020

Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: His glorious moments as captain

At a time when Indian cricket was marred with several controversies, a young Sourav Ganguly was given the charge to lead the team.

After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok

07 Jul 2020

After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok

Furious at China for plenty of reasons, the United States is now planning to land a "tech blow" to the Asian country, as it is looking towards banning Chinese social media apps, including the hugely-popular platform TikTok.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

07 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

India's app ban could cost TikTok's parent company $6 billion

06 Jul 2020

India's app ban could cost TikTok's parent company $6 billion

Following the deadly Indo-China clash along the LAC, the Indian government announced the decision to ban 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

06 Jul 2020

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been questioning the government over tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and has repeatedly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "come clean" on the situation has, surprisingly, not attended a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense since September.

Dell's new XPS laptops to be launched on July 8

06 Jul 2020

Dell's new XPS laptops to be launched on July 8

Dell is all set to launch the 2020 editions of the XPS 13 and XPS 15 in India on July 8.

#ThisDayThatYear: Rohit Sharma records his fifth hundred of 2019 WC

06 Jul 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Rohit Sharma records his fifth hundred of 2019 WC

On this day in 2019, Rohit Sharma slammed his fifth ton of the 2019 ICC World Cup.

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

06 Jul 2020

China pulls back troops at Galwan Valley by 1 km

Weeks after the violent clash at Galwan Valley, China's People's Liberation Army has withdrawn its troops by over one kilometer, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Coronavirus: India surpasses Russia to become third worst-hit country

06 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses Russia to become third worst-hit country

India reported over 23,000 new coronavirus infections on Sunday. The total number of cases in India has now reached 6.97 lakh, surpassing Russia's tally to become the third worst-hit nation. The death toll also crossed 19,700.

Vivo to launch X50, X50 Pro handsets on July 16/17

05 Jul 2020

Vivo to launch X50, X50 Pro handsets on July 16/17

Vivo is mulling the global release of its X50 and X50 Pro handsets on July 16 or 17.

Happy Birthday PV Sindhu: A look at her monumental feats

05 Jul 2020

Happy Birthday PV Sindhu: A look at her monumental feats

Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu turned 25 on Sunday.

Coronavirus: India's tally jumps to 6.73 lakh; over 19,000 dead

05 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally jumps to 6.73 lakh; over 19,000 dead

India on Saturday reported over 24,000 coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 6.73 lakh. Over 600 more fatalities also took the death toll past 19,200.

Hyundai reveals the engine specifications of 2020 Santa Fe SUV

04 Jul 2020

Hyundai reveals the engine specifications of 2020 Santa Fe SUV

South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the engine specifications of the 2020 Santa Fe.

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

04 Jul 2020

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across India, the latest data from Union Health Ministry confirms. In the last 24 hours, a record 22,771 fresh cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 6,48,315.

Uber is planning to shift engineering jobs to India

04 Jul 2020

Uber is planning to shift engineering jobs to India

After laying off 25% of its workforce, or about 600 employees, in India, ride-hailing giant Uber is looking to create jobs in the country.

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones discontinued by Google

03 Jul 2020

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones discontinued by Google

In a strange development, Google has confirmed to Android Police that its Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones have been discontinued.

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

03 Jul 2020

Weeks after Galwan Valley episode, PM Narendra Modi visits Leh

Sending a strong message that India stands with its soldiers defending its borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid a visit to Leh to review the situation.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 6.27 lakh after biggest spike

03 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 6.27 lakh after biggest spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 22,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike in cases so far.

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

02 Jul 2020

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

02 Jul 2020

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

Gmail suffers outage, creating work woes for many

01 Jul 2020

Gmail suffers outage, creating work woes for many

In a major shocker, Google's primary email service Gmail has gone down for a number of users around the world.

Kohli is a more reliable batsman than me: De Villiers

01 Jul 2020

Kohli is a more reliable batsman than me: De Villiers

South African stalwart Ab de Villiers believes Virat Kohli is a more reliable batsman than him, when it comes to playing long innings.

Pictures of Volkswagen Tiguan (facelift) surface for the first time

01 Jul 2020

Pictures of Volkswagen Tiguan (facelift) surface for the first time

Volkswagen has released the first pictures of the facelifted Tiguan, along with the unveiling of R-Line top-spec trim. The facelifted Tiguan would receive new bumpers with updated headlights and taillights and a new set of alloy wheels.

Working to address concerns: TikTok CEO tells India employees

01 Jul 2020

Working to address concerns: TikTok CEO tells India employees

India's recent ban on 59 Chinese applications has unsettled some very popular businesses in the neighboring nation, including that of video-sharing service TikTok.

Vivo's camera-centric X50 series teased in India, launch imminent

01 Jul 2020

Vivo's camera-centric X50 series teased in India, launch imminent

Vivo's all-new X50 series, which was announced in China last month, is expected to arrive in India soon. The company has released a teaser video of the X50 series on its Twitter handle, hinting at an imminent launch in the country.

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

01 Jul 2020

India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

2021 Bentley Bentayga (facelift) SUV unveiled: Check what's new

01 Jul 2020

2021 Bentley Bentayga (facelift) SUV unveiled: Check what's new

British luxury carmaker Bentley has finally unveiled the facelifted version of its flagship SUV, the Bentayga. The mid-cycle update comes with a revamped design, updated interiors, and a host of tech features.

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

01 Jul 2020

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Even as India has started unlocking and several curbs have been lifted, Mumbai Police has imposed Section 144 of CrPC to restrict movements in containment zones and other parts of the city in a bid to contain coronavirus' transmission.

Boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu plant kills six, injures 17

01 Jul 2020

Boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu plant kills six, injures 17

In a tragic piece of news, at least six people died and 17 were injured when a boiler at the Neyveli Lignite plant exploded on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.85 lakh with over 17,400 deaths

On Tuesday, India reported over 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 5.85 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 17,413 as over 500 patients died of the viral disease on Tuesday.

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

30 Jun 2020

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.

CJI Bodbe snapped astride a limited-edition Harley-Davidson; photos go viral

29 Jun 2020

CJI Bodbe snapped astride a limited-edition Harley-Davidson; photos go viral

Pictures of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Bobde astride a Harley-Davidson Limited Edition CVO 2020 have gone viral on the social media.

2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports' deliveries commence in India

29 Jun 2020

2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports' deliveries commence in India

The deliveries of the 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports motorcycle have commenced in India. The bike was handed over to the first customer at the company's BigWing showroom in Gurugram, Haryana.

India-bound Audi Q5 (facelift) unveiled: Check what's new

29 Jun 2020

India-bound Audi Q5 (facelift) unveiled: Check what's new

German automaker Audi has unveiled the facelifted version of the Q5 SUV.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

India on Sunday reported over 19,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 5.49 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 16,490 with nearly 400 more fatalities.

Meet Chingari, TikTok's latest rival in India

29 Jun 2020

Meet Chingari, TikTok's latest rival in India

Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, calls to boycott Chinese goods have gone to a whole new level.

Parthiv Patel illustrates captaincy styles of Kohli, Dhoni and Rohit

28 Jun 2020

Parthiv Patel illustrates captaincy styles of Kohli, Dhoni and Rohit

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel, on Sunday, revealed the difference in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.