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Coronavirus: Has community transmission started? Here's what experts say

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Has community transmission started? Here's what experts say

On Thursday, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India jumped to 168. Authorities have maintained that no community transmission has been detected so far.

Samsung's cordless vacuum cleaner is the ultimate home-cleaning solution

17 Mar 2020

Samsung's cordless vacuum cleaner is the ultimate home-cleaning solution

In a bid to take home cleaning to a whole new level, Samsung Electronics has launched a 'Jet' cordless stick vacuum cleaner.

Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

11 Mar 2020

Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

Christmas came early!

Five cheapest countries to travel to in 2020

10 Jan 2020

Five cheapest countries to travel to in 2020

Everyone loves to travel, more so when it comes cheap.

Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

10 Dec 2019

Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

Offering a delightful mix of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure, Malaysia counts among one of the most-visited countries in Asia.

Micro-mobility start-up Zypp raises Rs. 15 crore from IAN

15 Nov 2019

Micro-mobility start-up Zypp raises Rs. 15 crore from IAN

Gurugram-based micro-mobility start-up Zypp (formerly Mobycy), which is known for providing last-mile connectivity through its e-scooters, has raised Rs. 15 crore in a pre-Series A round of funding.

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

26 Oct 2019

Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

Mobikon, a marketing and data-exchange platform for restaurants, has raised $12.3 million in Series B round of funding.

Post retirement, MS Dhoni to venture into film production?

29 Aug 2019

Post retirement, MS Dhoni to venture into film production?

After a brilliant first innings in cricket, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to start a new (albeit small) chapter in his professional life.

Five offbeat places in Singapore you must visit

24 Jul 2019

Five offbeat places in Singapore you must visit

An all-time favorite among travelers heading to Southeast Asia, Singapore is a charming little amalgamation of wildly varied cultures, communities, and people.

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

22 Jul 2019

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

17 Jul 2019

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

16 Jun 2019

India-Myanmar joint operation hits NE insurgent camps along border

In a joint operation conducted over three weeks, the armies of India and Myanmar destroyed several insurgent camps set up by Northeast-based terrorist groups inside Myanmar, defense sources said on Sunday.

Rajan Anandan quits Google India, will join Sequoia Capital

02 Apr 2019

Rajan Anandan quits Google India, will join Sequoia Capital

In a major development, Rajan Anandan, the Vice President of Google India and South East Asia, has put down his papers.

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

05 Mar 2019

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Indonesia: Durian, 'smelliest' fruit globally, getting sold at Rs. 71,000

31 Jan 2019

Indonesia: Durian, 'smelliest' fruit globally, getting sold at Rs. 71,000

In a bizarre news, a rare foul-smelling durian fruit variety was sold for nearly 14mn rupiah (Rs. 71, 546) in Indonesia.

Philippines: Two bombs explode outside Roman Catholic cathedral, kills 19

27 Jan 2019

Philippines: Two bombs explode outside Roman Catholic cathedral, kills 19

Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim terrorists are active, killing minimum 19 and wounding nearly 50 during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

29 Nov 2018

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.

#GamingBytes: PUBG to start Global Championship Event next year

07 Nov 2018

#GamingBytes: PUBG to start Global Championship Event next year

PUBG already enjoys immense popularity in the Battle Royale genre due to its realistic tactical gameplay and it is looking to further it by solidifying its eSports presence.

Wanted to sail from Mumbai to Goa? Now, you can!

22 Sep 2018

Wanted to sail from Mumbai to Goa? Now, you can!

If you are someone who has always wanted to cruise from Mumbai to Goa, then your wish will be fulfilled soon.

Hong Kong is home to most ultra-wealthy people, not NYC

08 Sep 2018

Hong Kong is home to most ultra-wealthy people, not NYC

New York City, the largest city of US, has been toppled by Asia's giant Hong Kong, as the home to the maximum number of ultra-wealthy people.

All you need to know about the sport 'Sepak takraw'

22 Aug 2018

All you need to know about the sport 'Sepak takraw'

India men's Sepak takraw team scripted history by winning the bronze medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games, being held at Indonesia.

US asks Pakistan to act against all 'externally-oriented' terror groups

21 Aug 2018

US asks Pakistan to act against all 'externally-oriented' terror groups

The US has expressed concern over terrorist groups continuing to enjoy safe haven in Pakistan and is asking the country to do more against "externally oriented" extremist outfits, Alice Wells, the Head of South and Central Asian Bureau at US State Department said.

OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn

16 Aug 2018

OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn

It seems that budget hotel network OYO Rooms is getting ready for yet another round of funding, and is reportedly looking to raise an amount between $500mn to $1bn.

India has its own 'Ant-Man.' No, he's not an actor!

16 Jul 2018

India has its own 'Ant-Man.' No, he's not an actor!

When Dr. Himender Bharti, a myrmecologist (one who studies ants) was asked to peer-review a manuscript describing the discovery of an ant species in Jammu and Kashmir, little did he know the surprise in store.

With 40 cases, malaria spreading faster in Delhi than dengue-chikungunya

26 Jun 2018

With 40 cases, malaria spreading faster in Delhi than dengue-chikungunya

Malaria is turning out to be a greater cause of concern for Delhi than dengue and chikungunya.

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

03 Jun 2018

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

Google's "Internet Saathi" program expands to 4 new states

22 May 2018

Google's "Internet Saathi" program expands to 4 new states

Google's "Internet Saathi" program is set to expand to four new states: Karnataka, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Telangana.

14 of world's 20 most-polluted cities in India: WHO

02 May 2018

14 of world's 20 most-polluted cities in India: WHO

Despite global outrage, air pollution has reached critical levels globally. According to latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), an alarming nine of 10 people breathe in highly-polluted air, which kills 70L people annually.

Uber acquires dockless bike-sharing start-up JUMP for $200 million

10 Apr 2018

Uber acquires dockless bike-sharing start-up JUMP for $200 million

Uber has acquired dockless bike-sharing start-up JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. However, some reports suggested that the deal was finalized at a price closer to $200 million.

Uber exits South-East Asia, selling its operations to rival Grab

26 Mar 2018

Uber exits South-East Asia, selling its operations to rival Grab

After exiting China and Russia, Uber Inc. is now selling its South-East Asia operations including ride-share and food delivery business to regional rival Grab.

Moto G6, E5 series spotted on certification portals before launch

15 Mar 2018

Moto G6, E5 series spotted on certification portals before launch

Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch its latest Moto G and E series smartphones, soon.

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

11 Mar 2018

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

Mercy Bawm from Mizoram wanted to support her family, so in 2014, she reached Singapore through 'agents.'

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

09 Mar 2018

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

Uber has signed on celebrity cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in India, the first time it has appointed one in Asia Pacific.

Zomato raises Rs. 977cr from Alibaba-unit Ant Financial Services

01 Mar 2018

Zomato raises Rs. 977cr from Alibaba-unit Ant Financial Services

Restaurant discovery and online food-ordering platform, Zomato, announced it has raised $150mn (Rs. 977cr) in a fresh funding round from Ant Financial Services Group, one of the world's leading digital financial services providers.

Amazon gets beaten by malls and Alibaba in Singapore

10 Oct 2017

Amazon gets beaten by malls and Alibaba in Singapore

US e-commerce giant Amazon's bid to expand into Southeast Asia has landed the firm in a bit of a pickle in Singapore.

All India Radio plans on expanding services to new countries

02 Oct 2017

All India Radio plans on expanding services to new countries

While many may argue that television killed the radio, in India, but that's not the case. Radio channels are still quite popular here.

Zomato will charge zero commission from restaurants on food orders

19 Sep 2017

Zomato will charge zero commission from restaurants on food orders

Zomato is having a good run.

Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

05 Sep 2017

Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar where he will be meeting President Htin Kyaw and leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Zomato eyes $200m from Alibaba, may get the unicorn-tag back

05 Sep 2017

Zomato eyes $200m from Alibaba, may get the unicorn-tag back

According to reports, Zomato is currently engaged in negotiation with Alibaba and its payments affiliate Ant Financial to raise up to $200 million from them.