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19-Apr-2019 New Delhi

A weekend of unusual journeys

This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised...

18-Apr-2019 New Delhi

87% Indians say no to workplace harassment: LinkedIn

A whopping 87 per cent of professionals in India say that harassment prevention at the workplace is a very important trend for the future of hiring and HR compared to 71 per cent globally, a new LinkedIn report said on Thursday.In India, 50 per cent of...

14-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Twitter CEO's bizarre health regimen sparks debate

Fasting over weekends and taking food only on Sunday evening, eating one meal a day along with three ice baths -- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has created a storm over social media with revealing a punishing health regimen that helps him "stay sharper".In a podcast...

13-Apr-2019 Jammu

Won't allow revival of militancy in Kishtwar: Army

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir will not allow revival of militancy in the Kishtwar district that witnessed three militancy-related incidents in the last few months, an Army officer said on Saturday.Speaking to the media on the sidelines of Rajouri Day celebrations,...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Army Commanders' Conference discusses security issues

The Army Commanders' Conference being held in the national capital has comprehensively deliberated all aspects of extant security dynamics, emerging security scenarios, enhancing operational capability and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries,...

12-Apr-2019 San Francisco

YouTube slammed for hosting conspiracy theorist

Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube is being heavily criticised for hosting controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is banned from several major social networking platforms for his offensive posts, on a two-hour long podcast episode accessible to...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Three books to read this election season

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history...

09-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day Inaugurated Today

Emphasis on Safety, Quality Control and Consistency of Homoeopathy Product Posted On: 09 APR 2019 4:05PM by PIB Delhi The two-day Convention on World Homeopathy Day was inaugurated by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH Dr. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha in here today. ...

08-Apr-2019 New Delhi

IAF says it's holding back more evidence of F-16 kill

The Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Monday it has more credible information and evidence to prove that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had lost an F-16 in air battle over Line of Control (LoC) on February 27 apart from electronic intercepts, radio transcripts and...

08-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Army gets 'desi' Bofors in home-made Dhanush howitzer

The Army got 'desi' Bofors when home-made Dhanush howitzer was inducted on Monday.The much awaited Dhanush 155/45 calibre towed Gun System, also known as 'desi' Bofors, will significantly enhance the Army's firepower.The Dhanush gun system is based on Bofors...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Facebook does physical verification of an Indian user for a post

Facebook, already facing the election heat in India, is busy doing something never heard of: Sending its representatives to users' home to verify if the post with political content was actually written by them.IANS has contacted one such Facebook user in New Delhi...

06-Apr-2019 San Francisco

Google, Facebook, Twitter to testify on 'censorship'

Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter are slated to send their company representatives to testify at a Senate hearing next week about the alleged "censorship" of conservative voices.The Senate subcommittee is chaired by technology critic and Republican...

05-Apr-2019 Mumbai

Actress Shruti Marathe shares her #MeToo story

Actress Shruti Marathe, known for her stint in Marathi films like "Asa Mi Tasa Mi" and "Premasutra", has spoken out about a movie producer's misconduct with her while she was auditioning for a lead role in a film.In a post shared on the official Humans of Bombay...

04-Apr-2019 Mumbai

RBI cuts repo to 6%, industry urges more rate transmission

Muted growth and subdued inflation prompted the RBI on Thursday to lower its key lending rate for commercial banks by 25 basis points (bps) to 6 per cent, even as industry expressed the hope that the second consecutive rate cut would translate into lower lending...

04-Apr-2019 Mumbai

RBI's lower growth forecast dents equity market

Key Indian equity indices fell on Thursday as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the country's growth projection for 2019-20 to 7.2 per cent.Accordingly, the equity market had a flat start in line with sluggish global cues only to slide during the mid...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Renamed fake accounts spreading political bias on Facebook

Barely a week away from when the world's largest democracy goes to the polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scrambles for solutions which are few and far between.The...

03-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Did Facebook downplay BJP-linked fake accounts?

Facebook, which has created a mini storm in Indian politics by revealing it removed fake Pages, Groups and accounts linked to the Congress, surreptitiously skipped mentioning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Downplaying the BJP bit is clear when you deeply scan...

03-Apr-2019 New York

US okays sale of submarine-hunting copters to India

The US has approved the sale of 24 submarine-hunting MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to India in a $2.6 billion deal aimed at strengthening their strategic relationship, according to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).The DSCA said on...

03-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Air Marshal D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM takes over as SASO Hq WAC

Air Mshl D Choudhury AVSM VM VSM is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned on 22 Dec 1983. The Air Officer is a Fighter Combat Leader and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner. He is an alumnus of Royal College of Defence Studies...

02-Apr-2019 Srinagar

As polls draw closer, Army commander chairs security review meeting

As polls draw closer, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of all agencies at BB Cant here and worked out a joint security strategy for the coming parliamentary elections.  The first phase of elections is scheduled on April...

01-Apr-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

ISRO puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites into orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put Emisat -- an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) -- and 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copybook style.With Monday's launch,...

01-Apr-2019 New Delhi

FB dumps Pakistan military-backed fake accounts

Facebook on Monday said it removed 103 Pages, Groups and accounts on both its platform and Instagram for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour against India as part of a military-backed network that originated in Pakistan.The individuals used fake accounts...

01-Apr-2019 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar today for a two-day visit to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of recent successful counter militant operations and the forthcoming parliamentary elections.Accompanied...

01-Apr-2019 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copy book style.With Monday's launch,...

31-Mar-2019 Mumbai

#MeToo movement should not be trivialised: Minisha Lamba

Actress Minisha Lamba says the #MeToo movement should not be trivialised and that women should stand by each other in solidarity.Minisha on Sunday treated her fans to a question and answer session on Twitter, where a user asked her take on the #MeToo movement...

31-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan takes hours to dress up : Gauri Khan

Celebrity interior designer and producer Gauri Khan says her husband and superstar Shah Rukh Khan takes hours to dress up whenever they are stepping out for a party.Shah Rukh and Gauri won the Most Stylish Couple Award here at an event. She later took to Instagram...

29-Mar-2019 Chennai

World Idli Day? This is news in Tamil Nadu

What, World Idli Day? Tamil Nadu may be consuming millionsof idlis daily but most people, chefs and hoteliers included, are unaware that a World Idli Day falls on March 30.For the last three years, March 30 has been celebrated as World Idli Day, the idea being...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Guides for sustained performance, innovation and a balanced lifestyle

Is growth based on talent? Think again with a book that claims talent is overrated; Learn how organisations can build innovation into their DNA to avoid dying a slow death; And finally, find out how healthy, holistic living is the key to weight-loss and...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics

Launched in 1959, the French comic classic 'Asterix' boasts having sold an unmatched 370 million copies in more than 100 languages. After capturing the global comics market, the series is now available for Hindi readers - after five years of painstaking translation.The...

27-Mar-2019 New Delhi

A-SAT technology gives India big edge in space warfare

India on Wednesday made its way into an elite club of "space super powers" as its anti-satellite missile A-SAT successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit in just three minutes.So far only three countries - the US, Russia and China -- had this...

27-Mar-2019 San Francisco

Facebook shuts down thousands of fake Pages, accounts

Facebook has removed 2,632 Pages, Groups and accounts that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo on its platform, as well as on Instagram.The social media platform said it did not find any links between these...

27-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Over 90% first-time voters to cast ballot: Twitter India

Over 90 per cent of first-time eligible voters are expected to vote in the upcoming elections, a Twitter India survey revealed on Wednesday.According to the Election Commission, nearly 1.5 crore first-time voters will exercise their franchise in the seven-phase...

26-Mar-2019 Langkawi, Malaysia

INS Kadmatt at Langkawi, Malaysia to Participate in LIMA-19

Indian Navy’s frontline ASW corvette, INS Kadmatt arrived at Langkawi, Malaysia on a seven days official visit on Monday 25  Mar 19.  The ship is scheduled to participate in the 15th edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition,...

25-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Rahul's Rs 3.6-lakh cr 'Nyay' may hit fiscal prudence

In an age when fiscal profligacy is out and fiscal prudence is the norm, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday resorted to apparent populism and announced minimum income guarantee scheme 'Nyay' that is expected to cost the exchequer Rs 3.6 lakh crore...

25-Mar-2019 Chandigarh

Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

On 25 March 2019, the IAF formally inducted the CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief guest and the event was...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

There's more awareness post #MeToo wave : Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin says she has witnessed several changes in the film indusrty after the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace gained traction in India."I think there's more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

There are outspoken people in Bollywood: Rhea Kapoor

Filmmaker Rhea Kapoor says the #MeToo movement in Bollywood was a big step in the right direction for women finding their voice and there are now a lot of outspoken people in the industry.Rhea told IANS here: "There are a lot of outspoken people (in the industry)......

18-Mar-2019 New Delhi

WhatsApp, NASSCOM to impart digital literacy

In a bid to curb fake news during the general elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation on Monday came together to impart digital literacy training.As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false...

17-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Workshops on intimate scenes is important : Kalki Koechlin

National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who has observed a behavioural change among men after the prominence of #MeToo movement in India, says workshops ahead of performing any intimate scene is important."Intimacy workshops were important because like...

17-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

#MeToo movement hasn't made big impact: Lily Allen

Singer Lily Allen says the #MeToo movement has not made big enough of an impact and thinks people are ignoring important issues."Everyone is sort of a bit like, 'Yeah, yeah, that happened, but what do you expect?' I think that's the danger with the #MeToo movement....

15-Mar-2019 Srinagar

Chinar Day celebrated across Kashmir Valley

Massive plantation drive was launched today across Kashmir to cover open spaces, schools, office premises, parks and gardens to mark the celebration of Chinar Day.At BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar launched the drive by planting Chinar saplings...

13-Mar-2019 San Francisco

Google says sorry for Gmail, Drive global outages

Google on Wednesday apologised after users around the world faced problems with accessing Gmail and other services.Users in several countries including India reported problems in attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails...

12-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Will do more to limit viral content: WhatsApp India

WhatsApp has taken several measures to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform in India but there is more to do to fully secure the platform, the company's India head Abhijit Bose said on Wednesday.In his first statement after taking...

12-Mar-2019 Hyderabad

Siddheshwari designer studio launched in Hyderabad

The city witnessed the launch of one of the biggest designer studios on Saturday, with Siddheshwari store by Uma Mahanti. A passion to celebrate womanhood and a zeal to offer the latest designer trends was what led to the launch of Siddheshwari at the prime...

11-Mar-2019 Pokhran

Twin Success for Guided PINAKA

Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Pokhran ranges. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. In both the missions,...

10-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Vinta Nanda traces the changes for women in showbiz

Writer-director Vinta Nanda, who created a stir in the #MeToo movement in India last year when she accused actor Alok Nath of rape, says it's now time to see the change and experience it as far as women in the business of entertainment are concerned.Excerpts from the...

06-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Solo travelling allows me to enjoy my 'me time': Masaba Gupta

Celebrated fashion designer Masaba Gupta says travelling solo liberates her from the daily chaos of life and makes her a better observant individual.Masaba was present at "She  Travels, She Hosts", organised by Airbnb to celebrate the enterprising women who...

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