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Mrida: A new-age startup bringing hope to India's villages

Aug 31, 2017, 05:27 PM IST

Mrida, co-founded by Arun Nagpal, is a new-age startup that works only with underserved rural communities.

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Trump's new Afghan policy: Tough stand on Pak, greater role for India

World | Aug 22, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Donald Trump on Monday sought a greater role for India in helping rebuild Afghanistan while he slammed Pakistan for offering safe havens to terrorist groups.

Jadav Payeng

70 years of Independence: How ‘Forest Man of India’ Jadav Payeng single-handedly planted 1,400 acres of forest

India | Aug 11, 2017, 08:24 PM IST

Payeng's quest began in 1979 when he was only 16 years old. During floods that year, a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar.

An Army vehicle during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Modernisation, preparedness: The challenges to overcome in India’s response to terrorism

India | Nov 16, 2017, 07:38 AM IST

As India gears up to celebrate 70 years of Independence, we take a look at how the menace of terror has haunted India and the challenges that lie in dealing with it

There were 274 known terrorist groups that carried out

From ISIS to Lashkar, 5 groups leading the terror menace globally

India | Nov 16, 2017, 06:42 AM IST

The Islamic State, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are most dreaded terror groups of the world and are responsible for over 50 per cent of all the deaths from terrorism in 2015.

RBI has cut lending rate by 25 basis points from 6.25 per

RBI cuts key rate: Five factors that triggered the decision

Aug 02, 2017, 04:25 PM IST

In first rate cut since October 2016, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday slashed benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points from 6.25 per cent to 6.0 per cent.

Amendment moved by Opposition was passed in Rajya Sabha

OBC Commission Bill: Govt embarrassed in RS, amendment moved by Opposition passed as ruling MPs miss voting

Politics | Jul 31, 2017, 10:32 PM IST

An amendment moved by the Opposition to a bill granting constitutional status to the OBC Commission was passed because many members of ruling NDA were absent from the House.

Shankersinh Vaghela could ruin the chances for Congress’

6 Gujarat Congress MLAs quit within 2 days: How Shankersinh Vaghela could roil Ahmed Patel's RS bid

Politics | Jul 28, 2017, 03:02 PM IST

Two more Congress MLAs quit the party to join BJP today, taking the count of MLAs quitting the grand old party to five since yesterday. The development makes the road tougher for Ahmed Patel's entry to the Rajya Sabha

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over SP leader Naresh Agarwal's

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over SP leader Naresh Agarwal's remarks on Hindu gods

Politics | Jul 19, 2017, 04:48 PM IST

Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal quoted a verse he said he once read somewhere in 1991 that juxtaposed alcohol and Hindu gods.

There will be no shortage of beef in Goa, Parrikar assured

There will be no shortage of beef in Goa, assures CM Manohar Parrikar

Politics | Jul 18, 2017, 08:23 PM IST

CM Manohar Parrikar assured the Assembly on Tuesday that there will be no shortage of meat in Goa and his government has kept open its option of importing it from Karnataka.

Venkaiah Naidu has been chosen as NDA's vice-presidential

Venkaiah Naidu and his love for acronyms

Politics | Jul 17, 2017, 11:01 PM IST

A loyal Narendra Modi supporter, Naidu shares prime minister's penchant for acronyms.

Union Cabinet approves upgradation of road linking Manipur

Union Cabinet approves upgradation of road linking Manipur with Myanmar

Politics | Jul 12, 2017, 07:32 PM IST

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved upgradation of a 65-km-long National Highway in Manipur that connects the state capital Imphal with the Myanmar border.

SC reprieve to Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman-Nicobar from

SC reprieve to Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman-Nicobar from liquor ban along highways

India | Jul 12, 2017, 05:44 PM IST

Supreme Court has exempted Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands from its order banning liquor vends within 500 metres of the national and state highways.

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi on Amarnath Yatra attack

‘Modi’s policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir’: Rahul Gandhi on Amarnath Yatra attack

Politics | Jul 12, 2017, 04:12 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi today targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir."

Activists fume after Gujarat textbook terms 'roza' as

Activists fume after Gujarat textbook terms 'roza' as 'infectious disease', board says 'printing error'

India | Jul 11, 2017, 09:22 PM IST

Class IV Hindi textbook of the Gujarat Board has defined Urdu word "roza" as "an infectious disease that causes diarrhoea."

JK govt, Amarnath Board announce Rs 5 lakh reward for bus

Amarnath attack: Rs 5 lakh reward, bravery awards recommendation for bus driver Salim

India | Jul 11, 2017, 07:56 PM IST

While Guajarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said he would recommend Salim’s name for bravery awards, the J&K government and Amarnath Shrine Board separately announced rewards totalling Rs 5 lakh.

Amarnath attack draws international condemnation

Amarnath attack draws international condemnation, countries pledge support in fight against terrorism

India | Jul 11, 2017, 07:10 PM IST

The international community on Tuesday stood united in condemning the horrific attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.

Tejashwi Yadav is the deputy of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Dispel graft charges within 4 days, JD(U) tells Tejashwi Yadav; no resignation, says RJD

Politics | Jul 11, 2017, 11:14 PM IST

JD(U) today asked the RJD to place facts before the public to dispel graft charges against Tejashwi Yadav.

US, India, Japan kick off Malabar Naval Exercise

Malabar 2017: US, India, Japan kick off naval exercise in a 'message' to China, others

India | Jul 10, 2017, 08:52 PM IST

The 21st edition of the three-nation Malabar Naval Exercise involving India, Japan and the US began today and will continue till July 17.

Many of the allowances allocated to Central govt employees

Family planning, diet, haircut, soap toilet: The many perks govt staff will soon part with

India | Jul 10, 2017, 07:40 PM IST

Many of the allowances allocated to Central government employees have been abolished after recommendations by the Committee on Allowances (CoA).

Pakistan wants to resolve all issues with India through

Pakistan wants to resolve all issues with India through talks, says Sartaj Aziz

World | Jul 10, 2017, 07:31 PM IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said that his country wants to hold dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues.

Dar was picked up by an Army major and used as a "human

Pay Rs 10 lakh as ‘compensation’ to man tied to Army jeep: Rights body tells J&K govt

India | Jul 10, 2017, 08:58 PM IST

Farooq Ahmed Dar was picked up by an Army major and used as a "human shield" in April this year.

Sensex gained 355 points today to reach new peak of

Sensex zooms 355 points to reach new peak, Nifty ends at record 9,771

Jul 10, 2017, 04:53 PM IST

Sensex on Monday reached new height to close at new peak of 31,715.64, gaining 355.01 points in day's trade.

NSE apologised for trading ‘glitch’ in the early

NSE apologises for trading ‘glitch’, govt seeks report

Jul 10, 2017, 04:50 PM IST

The NSE faced technical glitch in early session on Monday and stopped trading in cash and F&O (futures and options) segments.

HC issues notice to Aviation ministry over Amit Shah's meet

Bombay HC issues notice to Aviation ministry, Goa govt over Amit Shah's meet at Dabolim airport

Politics | Jul 10, 2017, 04:45 PM IST

On July 1, Amit Shah allegedly held a meeting at the Goa airport complex in the presence of CM Manohar Parrikar.

Modi today became first Indian PM to visit Israel

Narendra Modi’s Israel visit: Does skipping Palestine jeopardise India’s position on two-state solution?

India | Jul 04, 2017, 08:07 PM IST

Narendra Modi today became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel and he will not visit Palestine.

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GST deals a blow to regional cinema, but Tamil Nadu may just have killed it

Jul 04, 2017, 11:43 PM IST

Over 1,000 cinema halls across Tamil Nadu have closed down in protest against 30 per cent local body tax being levied in addition to GST.

GST will come into effect at midnight today

From eating out to insurance premium, how GST rates will impact your bills

Jun 30, 2017, 08:57 PM IST

From telephone bill, insurance premium to your travel plans, here is how GST rates will impact your bills starting July 1.

How GST could impact different sectors of Indian economy

From real estate, retail to automobile, here’s how GST could impact different sectors of Indian economy

Jun 30, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

GST will have a huge impact on Indian economy but its effect will be somewhat different for each sector.

How GST will change the way businesses operate in India

Goods and Services Tax: How GST will change the way businesses operate in India

Jun 30, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Here are some of the major changes that Indian businesses will go through after GST comes into effect from July 1, 2017.

What gets cheaper and what becomes costlier from July 1

GST rollout: What Gets 'Cheaper' and What Becomes 'Costlier' From today

Jul 01, 2017, 10:28 AM IST

GST Rates Guide: 81 per cent of goods and services fall below or in 18 per cent tax slab but luxury services and sin items will attract higher tax under the GST.

GST Rate: Most of the food items have been kept in lower

GST Rates: How GST Impact Prices Of Goods, Complete List Of Items And Their Goods And Services Tax

Jul 01, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

To make your transition to the GST easier, we have compiled an item-wise list of a plethora of products and their corresponding GST rates.

Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential elections 2017: Calculations show a certain win for Ram Nath Kovind against opposition candidate Meira Kumar

Politics | Jun 23, 2017, 01:15 PM IST

What makes the presidential election complex is the mathematics involved in it. The electoral college comprises of all elected MPs and MLAs, whose vote has a defined weightage depending on size of the population.

Meet the man behind India’s most expensive film ever

Rs 1,000 cr for ‘The Mahabharata’: Meet the man behind India’s most expensive film ever

Apr 18, 2017, 12:16 PM IST

The film will be a coming together of the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema in terms of cast and crew

Opposition members protest in Rajya Sabha over alleged EVM

EVM row: Has the opposition learnt no lessons from the demonetisation debacle?

Politics | Apr 05, 2017, 10:09 PM IST

In scenes that drew sharp resemblance to the uproar over the government’s demonetisation decision, Opposition parties today disrupted proceedings in the Rajya Sabha over alleged tampering of EVMs to favour the ruling BJP.

Are waiving off crop loans the only solution to farmers'

Farm loan waivers: A short-term political solution to a much larger problem

India | Apr 06, 2017, 07:29 PM IST

A look at how successive governments have extended crop loan waiver schemes but fell short of providing real solutions to farmers' woes

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