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CBDT probes source of data on Modi's I-Day speech on black money

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cleared the air on any 'confusion' regarding Modi's Independence Day speech on black money.

16 Aug 2017 8:20 PM

MPC warns inflation rise; says there is space for banks to cut lending rates

The RBI cut the main policy rate by 25 basis points to a more than 6-1/2 year low of 6.00 percent on August 2.

16 Aug 2017 7:54 PM

Mumbai: Stray dogs are turning blue in colour

Industries are pumping the waste of their wastes into the Kasadi River and dogs often wade into water for food.

16 Aug 2017 7:47 PM

India-China hold Border Personnel Meeting in J&K to discuss peace

As per sources, issues to ensure strengthening of existing mechanism for maintaining peace and tranquillity were discussed.

16 Aug 2017 7:36 PM

Qualcomm’s new depth-sensing sensors are focussed towards AR

The next generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP will aid Extended Reality, computer vision and photography purposes.

16 Aug 2017 7:35 PM

J&K: LeT top commander killed in encounter in Pulwama

Muhammad Ayub Lone alias Ayub Lalhari was travelling in a Tavera car when the security forces intercepted it outside Banderpora village.

16 Aug 2017 7:32 PM

Govt to set up 'Alternative Mechanism' to expedite strategic disinvestment

It will consist of Finance Minister, Road Transport and Highways Minister and Minister of Administrative Department.

16 Aug 2017 7:27 PM

COA seeks SC directive on removal of top BCCI office-bearers

In its fifth Status Report submitted to the Supreme Court, the COA has also sought the removal of treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry.

16 Aug 2017 7:12 PM

Vaghela resigns as Gujarat MLA in presence of BJP leaders

Vaghela's revolt triggered a storm in Gujarat, including the resignation of six of his supporters as members of the state Assembly.

16 Aug 2017 7:07 PM

Malaysia-owned Petronas expresses interest in IOC's LNG terminal

Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas has expressed interest in taking a stake in the Ennore plant.

16 Aug 2017 7:02 PM

Israeli firm offers 'anti-terrorism' adventure to tourists

The instructors, including ex-soldiers, use their experience gained through Israel's various conflicts.

16 Aug 2017 6:51 PM

Kim Jong-Un made very wise decision to back down

The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

16 Aug 2017 6:51 PM

ASUS unveils its monstrous Zephyrus gaming laptop in India

The gaming laptop features NVIDIA’s Max-Q design with the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

16 Aug 2017 6:30 PM

Foster child's gender identity isn't influenced by same-sex parents

The types of play and behaviour that most children displayed were found to be typical of their gender.

16 Aug 2017 6:30 PM

Twitter can help track public health: study

Researchers studied 171 million tweets.

16 Aug 2017 6:20 PM

Modi govt beefs up surveillance on shell firms in war against 'black money'

Modi's office has formed a team of top law enforcement and revenue officials to go after such companies.

16 Aug 2017 6:20 PM

Panamgate: Former Pak PM Sharif files plea in SC, challenges his ouster

The Supreme Court sacked Sharif in July following an investigation into corruption allegations against him.

16 Aug 2017 6:06 PM

INX Media case: ED permits custodial interrogation of Indrani Mukerjea

The Delhi Court issued production warrant against Indrani seeking her presence before the court on September 9th.

16 Aug 2017 6:04 PM

Insomnia in old people isn't cured by shock therapy for depression

Therapy includes a short, controlled burst of electricity to the brain via electrodes placed on the scalp.

16 Aug 2017 6:01 PM

Doctor tells woman having more sex can help her with period pain

Intercourse releases growth hormones which leads to higher elasticity in the skin.

16 Aug 2017 5:45 PM

Portfolio managers in demand; total AUM rises to Rs 13 lakh crore

Portfolio manager is a body which advises or undertakes the management of a portfolio of securities of a client.

16 Aug 2017 5:41 PM

Obama's post-Charlottesville message most-liked tweet ever

Obama posted the tweet alongside a picture of himself smiling at a group of children of different races.

16 Aug 2017 5:41 PM

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine over 235 cases

The apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra passed this verdict while hearing the plea filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon.

16 Aug 2017 5:33 PM

Indian-American responsible for USD 150,000 fraud gets 40 months in prison

Anandkumar Jayantila Nayee conspired with others to defraud victims in an Internal Revenue Service impersonator scam.

16 Aug 2017 5:23 PM

Sensex closes at one-week high, Nifty tops 9,000 mark

There was unabated buying by domestic investors amid firm global cues on receding tensions between the US and North Korea.

16 Aug 2017 4:56 PM

28 killed, 82 hurt in suicide bombing at Nigerian camp

Ibrahim Liman, the head of a local anti-jihadist militia force, confirmed the details of the attack.

16 Aug 2017 4:44 PM

Modi's J&K agenda will enable Pakistan to misbehave: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul was in Bengaluru to inaugurate Indira Canteen, Karnataka government’s subsidised outlets.

16 Aug 2017 4:43 PM

Cancer patients have more risk of heart attacks post diagnosis

Study shows diagnosis of cancer is associated with more than doubling risk of stroke as it increases risk of blood clots.

16 Aug 2017 4:32 PM

RBI likely hold policy rate, watch inflation: HSBC

The brokerage attributed the jump in inflation numbers to rising vegetable prices.

16 Aug 2017 4:27 PM

Delhi: 10 yr jail term, 1L fine for 2 men caught with 2 kg heroin

The Delhi Police crime branch acted on a tip off and conducted a raid to apprehend the duo from the spot.

16 Aug 2017 4:26 PM

Lady Gaga agrees to hand over Kesha's texts in Dr Luke's defamation case

The singer "will appear for a deposition pursuant to Dr. Luke's]subpoena in this action during the month of September 2017."

16 Aug 2017 4:13 PM

Scottish parliament attacked by cyber hackers

The attack was from an external source and was similar to the one that affected the Westminister in June earlier this year.

16 Aug 2017 4:04 PM

Man drives 20 km to hospital with nail in his heart

Doug decided not to pull it out as he had seen Steve Irwin die after pulling out a stingray's stinger from his heart.

16 Aug 2017 3:54 PM

Aditya Motwane, Salman sister's wedding planner, held for carrying drugs in UAE

Aditya Motwane, a well-known Mumbai-based wedding planner, was detained on suspicion that he had consumed drugs.

16 Aug 2017 3:47 PM

Discoms save Rs 15,000 crore under UDAY scheme

Average Cost of Supply and Average Revenue Realised gaps have come down by almost 14 paise per unit.

16 Aug 2017 3:46 PM

Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poaching

The Fisheries Agency investigation will use an underwater camera to check the condition of the coral off Kyushu.

16 Aug 2017 3:41 PM

No confrontation between Indian, Chinese troops in Arunachal: MoD

The Army has also issued a statement saying that India's 70th Independence Day on Tuesday was "well celebrated all across border areas."

16 Aug 2017 3:33 PM

These are some of the most bizarre culinary delights on the planet

Eggs served in the most shocking ways and organs that you never considered touching.

16 Aug 2017 3:25 PM

Xiaomi launches probe into Redmi Note 4 explosion

Xiaomi has launched an investigation following report over Redmi Note 4 explosion in an owner’s pocket in Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh.

16 Aug 2017 3:17 PM

Paytm Mall to invest $5 million to address shopkeepers' needs

The company has set up a dedicated team of 500 personnel to address unique needs of these retailers.

16 Aug 2017 3:16 PM

Tata Power records Q1 output of 12.4 billion units

The company has an installed generation capacity of 10,466 MW (as of August 2017).

16 Aug 2017 3:12 PM

Colourful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis

More than 80 paintings are on display featuring the faces of the state's opioid epidemic.

16 Aug 2017 3:10 PM

Amma...err...Indira: Rahul goofs up at subsidised canteens' launch in Bengaluru

Rahul made another mistake in his speech, when he said Karnataka govt will expand the programme to 'every single city in Bangalore'.

16 Aug 2017 3:03 PM

Govt likely to help PSBs meet AT1 coupon bonds coupon payments

If access to AT1 market weakens, it could escalate costs of recapitalisation of state-run banks for government.

16 Aug 2017 2:59 PM

‘It’s such a drag’: Jennifer Aniston equates social media to tobacco industry

The 48-year-old actor in a recent interview said she steers clear from the Internet for the sake of her sanity.

16 Aug 2017 2:52 PM

Sebi extends NCDEX MD Samir Shah's tenure by 6 months

Shah was appointed in 2013 as per regulatory framework of erstwhile Forward Markets Commission for three years till 2016.

16 Aug 2017 2:19 PM

Trump lauds contributions of Indian-Americans on Independence Day

Trump said that the US and India shared an enduring bond of friendship based on the mutual values of democracy and mutual security.

16 Aug 2017 2:17 PM

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan's beer makers

Brews also are losing out in Japan to a wide variety of other liquors.

16 Aug 2017 2:15 PM

Indus OS keyboard to get regional voice recognition

Indus’s new keyboard will feature voice recognition in regional languages and make selfie GIFs, stickers.

16 Aug 2017 2:12 PM

Insect based food to be introduced at stores in Switzerland soon

Switzerland revised its food safety laws to become the first European country to authorise insects for human consumption.

16 Aug 2017 2:06 PM

Paraplegic army veterans celebrate Independence day with scuba dive

Initiative sees heroes experience first-ever underwater scuba dive, breaking free from their bodily limitations.

16 Aug 2017 2:02 PM

Cabinet approves new metro policy for expansion across country

The metro policy will talk about standardising norms and developing a procurement mechanism for implementation of the projects.

16 Aug 2017 2:01 PM

CPI, WPI inflation to rise in coming months, further rate cut on hold: report

CPI and WPI inflation both troughed in June after three months of cooling prices.

16 Aug 2017 1:56 PM

Diana: the fashionista who shook up the royal dress code

Diana has become a fashion icon -- timeless, elegant, and still so relevant.

16 Aug 2017 1:55 PM

PLA peaceful on border, we’re unaware of row with Indian Army in Ladakh: China

The skirmish in Ladakh comes at a time when India and China are locked in a face-off in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector.

16 Aug 2017 1:53 PM

Govt may launch one app for cabbies to switch between taxi operators

This development comes in the wake of widespread protests by Ola, Uber drivers in various parts of the country.

16 Aug 2017 1:42 PM

Netaji's grandson calls out WB CM, TMC 'goons' for defiling bust

CK Bose apprised that he had given 24 hours to Mamata to arrest the culprit, but nothing has happened so far.

16 Aug 2017 1:40 PM

Teenagers in Morocco treated for raping rabid donkey

Authorities say there are others who are unwilling to come forward for fear of being ostracised.

16 Aug 2017 1:14 PM

Pak PM Abbasi expands cabinet, appoints 5 special assistants

With the new induction, Abbasi's cabinet has grown to 57 members, including ministers, ministers of state, advisors and special assistants.

16 Aug 2017 1:12 PM

RJD suffers another blow, spokesperson Pragati Mehta joins JD(U)

This comes in the wake of the heated political environment in the state brought in by Nitish Kumar undoing the 'mahagathbandhan'.

16 Aug 2017 1:11 PM

Less sleep may increase diabetes risk in children: study

Sleep duration was also inversely related to insulin resistance and blood glucose.

16 Aug 2017 1:08 PM

Had to write him an awful note: George Clooney on chopping Josh Brolin's scenes in film

The actor-filmmaker said he had to chop off Josh Brolin's scenes from dark comedy 'Suburbicon' as they "really didn't work".

16 Aug 2017 1:05 PM

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

The expanse adjoins original search zone far southwest Australia identified via satellite analysis of the final hours of the flight

16 Aug 2017 1:01 PM

Here are things that can deprive women of a healthy sex drive

Traumatic experiences in the past and sexual violence can have a huge impact over willingness to have sex in future.

16 Aug 2017 12:59 PM

After denials, Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond in 25th movie

The 49-year-old actor put reports about his departure from the film franchise to rest during a TV show interview.

16 Aug 2017 12:53 PM

'Lot of time' needed to rebuild trust in Gulf: Qatar FM on diplomatic crisis

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said regional relations had been transformed by the dispute.

16 Aug 2017 12:52 PM

Gold down Rs 153 to Rs 28,958 per 10 grams in futures trade

Metal for delivery in Oct too fell by Rs 122 or 0.42 per cent to Rs 28,958 per 10 grams in 311 lots.

16 Aug 2017 12:51 PM

Sensex trims early gains, Nifty up 0.12 per cent in late morning trade

Sustained capital outflows and higher retail inflation mainly influenced trading sentiment.

16 Aug 2017 12:47 PM

Iran not allowed to use nuclear deal to hold world hostage: US envoy to UN

Haley commented after Iranian Prez Rouhani warned that the 2015 nuclear agreement with the US and five other world powers could fall apart.

16 Aug 2017 12:35 PM

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea will be biggest losers of lower IUC: report

Three big palyers allege that there is a substantial dip in their revenues due to aggressive pricing by Jio.

16 Aug 2017 12:31 PM

Watch: Arjun Rampal's foot-tapping number Aala Re Aala Ganesha from Daddy

Seeking the blessings of Lord Krishna on the holy day of Dahi Handi, Arjun Rampal launched the Ganpati song from his film 'Daddy.'

16 Aug 2017 12:20 PM

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz's cuts reduced from 48 to 8, film cleared for release

After 48 cuts suggested by CBFC, the film has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal.

16 Aug 2017 12:19 PM

Hit brakes on threatening each other: China to US, North Korea

China is North Korea's main economic partner and political backer, although relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have deteriorated

16 Aug 2017 12:17 PM

Father of dead child files complaint against UP health minister

Rajbhar, the father of the deceased child, had admitted his child for treatment on August 10. He hails from Gopalganj in Bihar.

16 Aug 2017 12:17 PM

Samsung's 2014 Galaxy S5 can sustain aeroplane drops

The smartphone recorded the whole drop and kept recording after landing in the bushes.

16 Aug 2017 12:12 PM

India's struggle against colonialism an 'inspiration' for Africa, says South African Minister

The minister said both India and South Africa had issued a ten-year business visa to facilitate trade relations.

16 Aug 2017 12:00 PM

Won't stop fight against open defecation after Toilet-Ek Prem Katha success: Akshay

The actor got emotional thanking fans, film fraternity and others in a video post success of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.'

16 Aug 2017 11:52 AM

India a typical regional hegemon, controls Bhutan, Nepal: Chinese daily

A Chinese state-run daily, Global Times said 'India has also interfered with the diplomacy of Nepal and other south Asian countries'.

16 Aug 2017 11:48 AM

Rare condition leaves 13-year-old looking like a toddler

Angus can't speak and wears clothes made for 3-year-olds but he has devised his own sign language to communicate.

16 Aug 2017 11:43 AM

Running during teenage years keeps dementia at bay later

Study says people who run in their teens are far less likely to develop dementia later in their lives.

16 Aug 2017 11:43 AM

2-yr-old boy in Andhra rescued from open borewell after 11-hr rescue op

A team of doctors examined the boy and declared that boy not injured but was only dehydrated.

16 Aug 2017 11:26 AM

Sahel nations united against jihadism: Mali Prez after terror attacks

Keita is current chairman of the G5 Sahel group a coalition of five western-backed Saharan countries that have pledged to fight terror.

16 Aug 2017 11:25 AM

Intel confirms the the arrival of Ice Lake processors in the future

The Ice Lake processors are supposed to be the 10nm+ desktop class processors; could be unveiled next year.

16 Aug 2017 11:24 AM

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Dinosaurs were the monarchs of Earth for 160 million years until a space rock collided with the planet 65.5 million years ago.

16 Aug 2017 11:17 AM

High GST may taper Rs 5,500-cr leasing industry growth

Official says higher GST rates lead to requirement of higher working capital at any point of time.

16 Aug 2017 11:15 AM

Kaspersky launches free VPN app for Android users

Kaspersky Lab Introduces Secure Connection Freemium App for Android Devices.

16 Aug 2017 11:10 AM

Rupee weakens by 17 paise to 64.29 on strong dollar demand

Forex dealers said dollar strengthening against other currencies overseas weighed on rupee trade.

16 Aug 2017 11:09 AM

Breast cancer drug ups IVF success in older women

According to research one in five women who used the treatment were able to have a baby using their own eggs

16 Aug 2017 11:06 AM

Samsung launches new portable storage SSD T5

Built with V-NAND technology, drive features industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design.

16 Aug 2017 10:52 AM

Palestinian Prez Mahmud Abbas congratulates N Korea on its independence day

In a separate message also carried by Wafa, Abbas congratulated South Korean President Moon Jae-In on the anniversary.

16 Aug 2017 10:50 AM

WB: Miscreants partly damage, smear coal tar on Netaji statue

The Netaji statue was to be installed in the Panchra village panchayat office compound during the Independence Day function.

16 Aug 2017 10:43 AM

Sensex gains 154 points at 31,602.64; Nifty reclaims 9,800

Strong start came in face of sharp jump in inflation numbers released on Monday.

16 Aug 2017 10:33 AM

NIA raids 12 locations in Kashmir in terror funding case

Officials said those being searched on Wednesday have alleged links to persons being investigated in this case.

16 Aug 2017 10:29 AM

Fortunate that writers, directors, others came to us with films they want to make: Aamir

The actor-producer says that his company believed in what they made and worked with very talented people.

16 Aug 2017 10:15 AM

Meet Vince Brasco aka Mini Hulk, body builder at 4’1”

Instagram sensation who goes by the name Mini Hulk suffers from acondroplasia but can bench press three times his body weight.

16 Aug 2017 10:04 AM

Too much of stress results in less lactation in women

Mental and physical stress, and separation from baby for prolonged time has a direct impact on the breast milk production in mothers.

16 Aug 2017 9:39 AM

Barack Obama’s tweet on post-Charlottesville is 2nd most-liked in history

The tweet had more than 2.4 million likes, making it the second most-liked tweet of all time.

16 Aug 2017 9:35 AM

DD, AIR refused to broadcast my I-Day speech, alleges Tripura CM

There was no immediate reaction from the Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

16 Aug 2017 9:33 AM

'Mooh-bola beta' Shah Rukh Khan visits Dilip Kumar at his residence

Wife of Dilip Kumar and veteran actress Saira Banu took to Twitter to share photos from the evening.

16 Aug 2017 9:27 AM

Facebook, Instagram get a new design change

Facebook will be making a few updates to its design over the coming weeks.

16 Aug 2017 9:21 AM

New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector

Facebook will spend $750 million on a new data center in central Ohio.

16 Aug 2017 8:32 AM

Indian troops thwart Chinese soldiers' incursion bid in Ladakh

Chinese troops had managed to enter up to Finger Four area in the region from where they were sent back.

16 Aug 2017 8:32 AM

Binge-watching television leads to fatigue, poor sleep in young adults, says study

According to researchers binge-watchers have 98 per cent higher likelihood of having poor sleep quality.

16 Aug 2017 8:31 AM

Washington says open to talk if North Korea ready to disarm: Rex Tillerson

Tillerson would not go into more detail as to how N Korea could demonstrate a commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

16 Aug 2017 8:26 AM

A new stem cell therapy may help promote hair growth

Researchers found that hair follicle stem cell metabolism is different from other cells of the skin.

16 Aug 2017 8:18 AM

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for Charlottesville violence

On Monday, at the urging of his aides, he delivered a more direct condemnation of white supremacists.

16 Aug 2017 8:13 AM

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods; 300 killed, 600 missing

Touring Regent, one of the worst-hit areas, President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears as he said the devastation was 'overwhelming us'.

16 Aug 2017 7:59 AM

Mumbai police arrest 4 after Game of Thrones leak

The four have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offences.

16 Aug 2017 7:54 AM

Risk of rheumatoid arthritis more in certain jobs

According to study occupations within the manufacturing sector are associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

16 Aug 2017 7:54 AM

Mumbai University starts help desk for ‘urgent mark statements’

The applicants were in limbo because of the ongoing delay of the final year degree college students’ results.

16 Aug 2017 6:42 AM

ONGC to double gas production

According to Sebi’s annual report, 76 per cent of the cases taken up for investigation in FY17 pertained to market manipulation and price rigging.

16 Aug 2017 4:36 AM

Sebi steps up vigil on stock exchanges to stop misuse

Sebi had initiated investigation in 245 new cases during FY17, 84 per cent higher than FY16. 

16 Aug 2017 4:26 AM

US orders probe into China’s ‘unfair’ trade

China warns of retaliation against punitive US actions.

16 Aug 2017 4:20 AM

India edge Holland to clinch series

India put pressure on the home team and drew first blood through a penalty corner awarded in the fourth minute.

16 Aug 2017 4:15 AM

Wonderful to have Ashwin on board: Rhodes

“Ravi is a fantastic international cricketer who is currently in terrific form with his game,” purred Rhodes in a statement.

16 Aug 2017 4:10 AM

S Sreesanth challenges Board on ban

In an interview with Wisden India, the man with 169 international wickets challenged BCCI to make the evidence they have against him public.

16 Aug 2017 4:06 AM

Delhi BJP concerned over rise in diseases

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that it was really sad that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, instead of concentrating on the situation.

16 Aug 2017 4:00 AM

Have problems? Head to Matka Peer dargah

The saying goes that the mystic Matka Peer dargah Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheik Abu Bakar, who was from Iran, had migrated to India in 1257 (655 hijri) CE.

16 Aug 2017 3:52 AM

Delhi High Court reduces jail term in drug case

A trial court had sentenced him to 12 years in prison and also imp-osed a fine of Rs 1 lakh under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

16 Aug 2017 3:39 AM

State Congress secretary succumbs to injuries

In 1992 he shifted allegiances to the Congress.

16 Aug 2017 3:38 AM

MBMC polls: BJP accused of buying votes

Dominated by a sizeable presence of the North Indian community, the actual population of ward number five is pegged at 36,241.

16 Aug 2017 3:35 AM

‘Heart diseases behind 1/3 deaths in country’

In India, approximately 4,280 out of every 1 lakh people die every year from SCA3.

16 Aug 2017 3:34 AM

BJP may replace controversial Raosaheb Danve as party’s state chief

Mr Danve had returned to state affairs after resigning from union minister of state in early 2015.

16 Aug 2017 3:31 AM

Maharashtra yet to follow 2001 Supreme Court order on high security plates

A High Power Committee finalised the qualification criteria for bidders on March 5, 2014.

16 Aug 2017 3:29 AM

Poll fever grips Delhi University as rallies to start soon

According to a DU source, while the ABVP will start precampaigning from Aug.

16 Aug 2017 3:25 AM

Mumbai University misses August 15 deadline too

Even now, 1,69,996 answer papers are yet to be assessed. Students have been waiting for their results for the last three and half months.

16 Aug 2017 3:21 AM

SI booked for accepting Rs 20,000 bribe

The accused inspector, who has been booked, was the investigating officer in the said case.

16 Aug 2017 3:20 AM

FYJC won’t have offline admissions

Govt wants admission only on ‘merit’ basis, decision likely to affect 40K FYJC applicants.

16 Aug 2017 3:19 AM

SoBo locals turn dumping spot into garden

The area, which used to be an open space shared by old buildings of the area, was being used as a virtual dumping spot.

16 Aug 2017 3:15 AM

Mumbaikars seek freedom from garbage

Two villagers have been deployed as cleanup marshals to keep tabs on people who dump waste in the bin.

16 Aug 2017 3:13 AM

Twenty-one Delhi police personnel get President awards

The two were selected for their exemplary work in the field of reformation & rehabilitation of prisoners.

16 Aug 2017 3:10 AM

Alumni celebrate Independence Day with games at alma mater

According to an ex-student of St Stanislaus School at Bandra, the alumni association had invited members for an informal get-together.

16 Aug 2017 3:04 AM

Our aim is to make farmers debt-free, says CM Fadnavis

Farmers attempted to disrupt flag hoisting by district guardian ministers and independence day celebrations at some places in the state.

16 Aug 2017 3:00 AM

‘Flag desecration’ claim sparks chaos

Commuters went on rampage to protest RPF’s ‘lack of patriotism’ at Mulund station.

16 Aug 2017 2:57 AM

Jai Jawan’s 9-level pyramid in 63 secs likely to set Guinness World Record

On their side, the organisers claimed to have followed all guidelines laid down by the Bombay high court.

16 Aug 2017 2:54 AM

Kite makes appearance during PM Modi speech

Incidentally, the particular visitor — a black kite - was a common sight on two consecutive I-Day functions at the 17th century monument. 

16 Aug 2017 2:51 AM

Celebrities spotted enjoying festivities

Bollywood A-listers such as Jeetendra, Arjun Rampal and Neha Dhupia were seen attending various dahi handi events and entertaining crowds.

16 Aug 2017 2:50 AM

30-year-old electrocuted by loose wire, 117 injured

The Navi Mumbai police said a case would be filed against the organisers for negligence.

16 Aug 2017 2:47 AM

Women scale eight tiers high to break Dadar Dahi Handi

Removal of the height restriction made it possible for them to achieve this feat.

16 Aug 2017 2:44 AM

Independence Day event takes place amid tight security cover

The city was kept under an unprecedented ground-to-air security cover in view of the twin occasions of the Independence Day and Janmashtami festival.

16 Aug 2017 2:41 AM

Govindas keep it low this year

GST, demonetisation hampers festivities, claim mandal organisers.

16 Aug 2017 2:40 AM

BJP’s Ashish Shelar violated noise norms in Bandra, claims activist

According to the NGO, loudspeakers were blaring at 113 decibels at Mr Shelar’s event.

16 Aug 2017 2:37 AM

State’s IT blocks blue whale links

The central government has ordered blocking of web links that provide access to the controversial game.

16 Aug 2017 2:34 AM

CAG raps Maharashtra for Rs 475 crore tax arrears

The CAG has said that there was lack of monitoring of recovery of arrears at the apex level.

16 Aug 2017 2:32 AM

Patriotic fervour grips Delhi as people mark 71st I-Day

People across the national capital attended the I-Day ceremony at the historical Red Fort to celebrate the country’s freedom.

16 Aug 2017 2:32 AM

2 dead, 117 injured in Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai

Rohan Kini from Kashipada village in Palghar was rushed to privately-run Philia hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

16 Aug 2017 2:28 AM

Ensure freedom for women: CM Kejriwal on Independence Day

Advises political leaders to keep ‘errant sons’ indoors Govt to say no to contractual system.

16 Aug 2017 2:26 AM

Congress: Narendra Modi’s speech ‘most dissapointing’

Sharma wondered that who had stopped the PM from taking action against people who vitiate the atmosphere of peace.

16 Aug 2017 2:25 AM

Swine flu check: U.P. govt asks Schools to suspend assemblies

Official sources said that 21 deaths had taken place due to swine flu.

16 Aug 2017 2:24 AM

Pt. Ravi Shankar’s only sarod-playing disciple blends talim & aesthetic fervour

He has travelled the world over from a relatively young age with his illustrious guru Pt Ravi Shankar.

16 Aug 2017 2:24 AM

Mystic Mantra: The Mystic India

It is strange because it has renounced everything for a single search, the search for the truth.

16 Aug 2017 2:19 AM

I don’t want to mix activism with politics, says Prakash Ambedkar

He is comfortable identifying himself as an activist rather than a politician.

16 Aug 2017 2:18 AM

India@70: Lot to be proud of, much to do

India is the sixth largest economy in the world in terms of GDP, and the third largest by purchasing power parity.

16 Aug 2017 2:15 AM

How not to travel anywhere

Mirza Ghalib prescribed the first route in the 19th century. The second way has been popularised by Narendra Modi.

16 Aug 2017 2:05 AM

Modi and Kovind offer a glimpse of ‘New India’

President Kovind has no election to fight in the near future, and he was therefore free to express the Sangh Parivar’s true objectives.

16 Aug 2017 2:01 AM

Fury of Nature

The water gushing down from Nepal is flooding rivers flowing west into India and the country is blaming road building in India for the woes.

16 Aug 2017 1:56 AM

Indian soldiers mark 61-day vigil at Doka La

In happier times, Indian and Chinese army personnel exchanged sweets.

16 Aug 2017 1:53 AM

High hopes set on PM’s vision of ‘New India’

Mr Modi pushed a new slogan — “New India”, intended to induce hope, which he may seek to turn to his advantage at the hustings in 2019.

16 Aug 2017 1:51 AM

Workers set part of port ablaze

Bodies of three labourers were rescued and three others were shifted to the hospital while few labourers were still feared to be trapped at the site.

16 Aug 2017 1:47 AM

Sushil Modi’s car attacked in Bihar

Sources close to Mr Modi said that the incident occurred when he was on his way to attend a function in Vaishali.

16 Aug 2017 1:43 AM

Despite Naxal ban, tricolour hoisted

The children of Rewari village in Dantewada district of the state marched to their schools early Tuesday morning.

16 Aug 2017 1:42 AM

Gorakhpur should be an eye-opener: CM Yogi Adityanath

Mr Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh was a big state and that deaths were taking place due to diseases like encephalitis.

16 Aug 2017 1:38 AM

Nitish Kumar may join Union Cabinet after August 25

Bihar CM seeks govt aid over financial assistance.

16 Aug 2017 1:33 AM

Barelvi sect madrasas defy UP CM Yogi order

The madrasa authorities also refrained from video-graphing the occasion, as directed by the UP government.

16 Aug 2017 1:26 AM

Karti case: CBI plans to question Indrani

Indrani is currently facing trial in Mumbai in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora and is lodged in a prison there.

16 Aug 2017 1:23 AM

After Gujarat, Bihar Congress wary of revolt

9 out of 27 MLAs may quit.

16 Aug 2017 1:19 AM

Braving fierce floods, Assam celebrates Independence Day

Seven militant outfits had given a boycott call.

16 Aug 2017 1:17 AM

Modi offers hope to Kashmir on Independence Day

Says state’s problem can be solved by embracing Kashmiris.

16 Aug 2017 1:11 AM

CM Mufti, Mirwaiz praise PM Modi ‘embrace’ remark

“Na goli se, na gaali se, Kashmir ki samasya suljhe gi gale lagaane se ” the PM said in his Independence Day speech at Red Fort, Delhi on Tuesday.

16 Aug 2017 1:11 AM

20 dogs fulfil service at Red Fort

About 20 canines were deployed at the Red Fort on Tuesday, while the rest were stationed at public places in the city.

16 Aug 2017 1:08 AM

Mehbooba Mufti hopes J&K special status is upheld by SC

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti hopes plea challenging Article 35A is dismissed.

16 Aug 2017 1:02 AM

RSS chief defies Kerala order

Bhagwat is in the state to take part in a two-day meeting of the Sangh which began on Monday.

16 Aug 2017 12:59 AM

Keep your love alive

The words were out and it had a cataclysmic impact on Priya. Befuddled, she sank on the sofa, stunned to the core.

16 Aug 2017 12:23 AM

Aaron Carter opens up about his brother

The 29-year-old musician says that despite Nick’s tweet, they haven’t been close or even in touch, and that their relationship has always been rocky.

16 Aug 2017 12:23 AM

New man in Kendall’s life?

TMZ.com reports that the duo grabbed dinner on Sunday night, after which they appeared to have gone their separate ways.

16 Aug 2017 12:20 AM

My best friend is my strength, says Karan Oberoi

More importantly, we accept each other without prejudice, so we can talk nine to the dozen about everything under the sun. 

16 Aug 2017 12:14 AM

Proof why God can’t be a woman

Many think that God has an equal probability of being man or woman. Well, here are a few reasons why God can’t be a woman.

16 Aug 2017 12:14 AM

Demystificating the strength and glory of the mighty forty

The text is attributed to Tulsidas who also wrote the Ramcharitamanas, another beloved book of wisdom.

16 Aug 2017 12:13 AM

Visions of a nation

Historian and politician Sugata Bose stresses on the need for freedom of speech and expression and the right to quality education.

16 Aug 2017 12:12 AM

Let’s talk about cyberstalking

Danger lurks in crowded city spaces, dingy bylanes, homes and desolate places.

16 Aug 2017 12:11 AM

Aditi Rao Hydari gushes over welcoming Sanjay Dutt

The actress talks about how Sanjay Dutt made her feel welcome on the sets of Bhoomi.

16 Aug 2017 12:10 AM

Tech wiz goes global

The competition is expected to see the participation of at least 77 countries from across the globe.

16 Aug 2017 12:10 AM

Challenging patriarchy

I remember asking my grandfather why we had to keep quiet when he spoke, but not when my grandmother did.

16 Aug 2017 12:10 AM

No Man’s Sky gets an update

The anger eventually died down and No Man’s Sky was ultimately forgotten.

16 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Fighting hard, fighting fair

Kondaveeti Satyavati’s Bhumika Women’s Collective has come to the rescue of many women in distress.

16 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Nugget helps to tackle gender issues

The game aims to sensitise teenagers and their parents.

16 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Twitch — Changing face of gaming

Twitch app can be termed as the single best gaming content platform out there at the moment.

16 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Car-oh-bar vrooms along

Latest thing Komal has been coming up with is converting motorbikes and tractors into cosy furniture items.

16 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Another trick in the wall!

The writing is on the wall, be it with geometric shapes, cult posters or green hues... and you have to get one for your home.

16 Aug 2017 12:08 AM

NSCI teams march into pre-quarter-finals

‘Matka Kings’ player Akshat Kejriwal was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ prize.

16 Aug 2017 12:07 AM

Pulkit Samrat doesn’t let stories affect him

The actor, who will soon be seen in the multi-starrer Fukrey 2, says he is not scared of being part of the ensemble star-cast.

16 Aug 2017 12:07 AM

More challenges for U Mumba

Eyes will be on U Mumba as they have a chance to improve their game in the challenge, which will be held in Ahmedabad and Lucknow.

16 Aug 2017 12:07 AM

Amruta Fadnavis sings for a cause

The Independence Day Live Charity Musical Concert, to be held on August 16, is being organised by MGM in support of the Aurangabad City Police.

16 Aug 2017 12:07 AM

Sanjay Dutt’s warmth has Aditi Rao Hydari gushing

The actress talks about how Sanjay Dutt made her feel welcome on the sets of Bhoomi.

16 Aug 2017 12:06 AM

Sonam Kapoor gears up for Zoya Factor

Anuja’s second book, Battle For Bittora, was also scheduled to be made into a film.

16 Aug 2017 12:05 AM

Kapil Sharma ditches Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal was on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show but had to turn back after Kapil reported sick.

16 Aug 2017 12:04 AM

Rajini is a down-to-earth superstar, gushes Huma

Not only is he an amazing actor, he also stays beyond the required time to offer his observations: Huma Qureshi

16 Aug 2017 12:04 AM

Hrithik Roshan meets math whiz Anand Kumar for movie

Hrithik Roshan met up with renowned mathematician Anand Kumar, who he is all set to play on screen.

16 Aug 2017 12:04 AM

Akshay Kumar isn’t upset with Arjun Kapoor

Vipul and Akshay have been close for a long time, and are quite fond of each other on a personal level.

16 Aug 2017 12:04 AM

Chalta hai won’t work?

The Prime Minister may want us to shed our jugadu attitude, but can we easily give up something that’s second nature to us?

16 Aug 2017 12:03 AM

What’s money got to do with it?

With Toilet: Ek Prem Katha being the only exception in a series of box office disappointments.

16 Aug 2017 12:03 AM

Apple Watch series 3 to launch in Q4 2017

Kuo said in his report that LTE cellular connectivity would be the main selling point of Apple Watch Series 3.

15 Aug 2017 9:45 PM

Amazon opens 'Instant Pickup' points in US brick-and-mortar push

Shoppers on Amazon's mobile app can select from several hundred fast-selling items at each site.

15 Aug 2017 9:43 PM

Schibsted's sales outlook not threatened by Facebook launch

Schibsted holds market-leading positions in local classified advertising websites across Europe.

15 Aug 2017 9:42 PM

India capable of tackling any kind of challenge: Modi on 71st I-Day speech

He asserted, there will be no soft approach towards terrorism and the government is determined to rid the country of this menace.

15 Aug 2017 9:28 PM

Modi, Trump agree to enhance peace across Indo-Pacific region

Over the call, President Trump pledged that the US would continue to be a reliable and long-term supplier of energy to India.

15 Aug 2017 9:24 PM

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri, Army retaliates

Indian defence forces are heavily retaliating and a major gunbattle is underway.

15 Aug 2017 9:10 PM

On its 71st Independence Day, India gifts 30 ambulances to Nepal

A function was organised in Kathmandu to mark the 71st Independence Day of India.

15 Aug 2017 9:00 PM

45 persons injured during Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai

As many as 45 govindas were injured in Mumbai till five in the evening, according to the civic officials.

15 Aug 2017 8:43 PM