EC to announce poll dates for Maharashtra and Haryana

The election commission of India is set to announce dates of assembly polls in Maharastra and Haryana on Saturday (September 21). The poll panel is scheduled to address a press conference for the purpose.

GST rate cut on hotel room tariffs, relief for FIFA Women’s WC 2020

Chennai: Amid demand for tax rate cuts in various sectors, the high-powered Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday (September 20) slashed the rates on hotel room tariffs while hiking the tax on caffeinated beverages.

Couchsurfing is making travelling easier, but is it that safe?

Chennai: Couchsurfing, or hosting or visiting a stranger, sharing a common space and travelling together may all sound fancy. But if you are new to this platform, you must be wondering how sharing a common space with a stranger can be safe.

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Chennai: The Greater Chennai Corporation had also launched a plogging challenge in the city by encouraging resident groups to participate in the activity at public places with high footfall and in spots where people gather for workout sessions.

Online gaming addiction: How much is too much?

When Raghuveer Kumbar, a 21-year-old unemployed youth in a Karnataka village, was scolded by his father earlier this month for wasting time on a mobile game, he beheaded him and cut off his legs. Gaming addiction has triggered similar extremities elsewhere, resulting in murders, suicide attempts and infliction of self-harm. Games like PUBG and Final Combat allow players the freedom within limited rules, besides manipulating them by giving them a feeling of being a master, improving their self-esteem and encouraging them with monetary rewards. Click here to know more about gaming addiction.
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State of the Nation

Maradu residents live in fear as sword of demolition drive hangs

Kochi: The past few days have been traumatic for Krishna Latha, a resident of the multi-storied Holy Faith apartment complex situated along the banks of Vembanadu Lake in Maradu of Kerala’s Ernakulam district.

GST rate cut on hotel room tariffs, relief for FIFA Women’s WC 2...

Chennai: Amid demand for tax rate cuts in various sectors, the high-powered Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday (September 20) slashed the rates on hotel room tariffs while hiking the tax on caffeinated beverages.

GST hike on colas, rates slashed on hotel rooms: 11 points to know

Chennai: On a day when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slashed corporate tax in a bid to reverse the current economic slowdown, the 37th GST Council meeting in Goa decided to rationalise the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on several goods and services.

FM’s measures to ‘pump prime’ economy will cost revenue co...

Friday’s announcements are sure to be seen as measures to “pump prime” the economy but at the cost of a huge hole in revenue collection targets for this year.

Investor wealth spikes ₹2.11L cr after Centre slashes corporate tax ra...

New Delhi: Domestic investor wealth soared by ₹2.11 lakh crore in morning trade on Friday (September 20) as equity market rallied following a slew of economy-boosting announcements by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The BSE Sensex advanced ov...

Rupee rallies 66 paise to 70.68 against USD on FM announcements

Mumbai: The rupee extended the morning gains and rallied 66 paise to 70.68 against the US dollar on Friday (September 20) after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several measures to promote investment and growth. In a major relief to fore...

Sensex zooms over 1,300 points on FMs tax booster

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex skyrocketed over 1,300 points in morning session on Friday after finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures to revive the ailing economy. In a major booster to the market, the government...

Centre announces ₹1.4 trillion pre-Diwali fiscal bonanza

Panaji : In a bid to give the sluggish economy a shot in the arm, the government on Friday (September 20) slashed the income tax rate for companies by almost 10 percentage points to 25.17 per cent and offered a lower rate to 17.01 per cent for new manufacturing firms to boost economic growth rate from a six-year low by incentivising investments to help create jobs.

Room for more rate cuts as govt’s hands are tied, says RBI governor

After surprising everyone with four successive rate cuts this year, governor of Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday (September 19) that there was more room to do so given the growth deceleration and stable inflation that is li...
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Crunched for finance, auto component industry suffers

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Tourist boat capsizes in Godavari, more than 30 feared drown...

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Kartarpur corridor project: Explained

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Final moments of mission Chandrayaan-2

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Gavaskar asks for affordable sports and team to look beyond Dhoni for ...

Chennai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar batted for making sports affordable, part of the school curriculum and a career option to create a positive atmosphere for sports in the country. He also believes that it's about time that Indian cricket "looks beyond Mahendra Singh Dhoni" and invest in youth going into next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

Panghal creates history, inches closer to World Championship gold

Chennai: Boxer Amit Panghal made history by becoming the first Indian male boxer to reach the final of AIBA World Boxing Championships. With this win, the Indian has assured himself a berth in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will also get at least a sliver medal by defeating Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov in the 52kg cateogry by split decision (3-2) in semi-final in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Friday (September 20).

Sai Praneeth crashes out of China Open, India’s campaign over

Chennai: Shuttler B Sai Praneeth crashed out of China Open in a three-game loss to world no.9 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the quarterfinals, closing India's hopes of medal from the $100,000 tournament in Changzhou (China) on Friday (Septem...

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya gets one-year bowling ban: ICC

Chennai: Sri Lankan bowler Akila Dananjaya was slapped with a year-long ban from bowling in the international matches after his bowling action was found to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday (September 19)...

How rugby made inroads into ‘football-loving’ India and is here to stay

The world is gearing up for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan from Friday (September 20), the first-ever in Asia. While it made headlines in India after Sony acquired media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the event, rugby has an Indian connection that goes far back in history. According to market research firm Nielsen, India has about 2.5 crore rugby fans. And support for the game is increasing, bringing India to the thir...

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India needs strengthening of healthcare delivery to tackle quackery

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Playing Chinese game ‘Mahjong’ may boost mental health: Study

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Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

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Reason behind people gaining weight as they get older decoded

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EDUCATION

IIT Bombay graduate joins railways as trackman in Jharkhand

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Unable to find jobs, engineering graduates hit roads as delivery boys

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2400% hike in CBSE board exam fees for SC/ST students

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Watching what children watch: Why cyber safety is everyone’s concern

With early exposure to the internet, children and adolescents don’t just have to face the perils of the real world, as the pervasive virtual world has made them all the more vulnerable.

Bengaluru named India’s best student city in new rankings

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