MG Motor India keen to take over Ford plants in Gujarat, TN

Days after Ford declared it wants to quit Indian automobile space, MG Motor India has shown interest in acquiring the US auto major’s manufa...
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Reliance scores Supreme Court win in battle over Future Group

Amazon dragged Future Group to arbitration at Singapore International Arbitration Centre in October last year, arguing that Future Retail had violated their contract by entering into the deal with rival Reliance

IIT-Madras ranked best institution in India

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras retained the top spot among institutes in the country, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, ranked the best among research institutions, according to the Ministry of Educations NIRF ranking announced on Thursday (September 9). In the sixth edition of the National Institutional R...

I-T Department seizes properties worth ₹100 crore from Sasikala

A 2014 judgment by former Karnataka Special Court Judge John Michael Cunha lists these 11 properties as 'disproportionate assets' of Jayalalithaa, her aide Sasikala and Sasikala’s relatives, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran

Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia no more

Superstar Akshay Kumar's mother, Aruna Bhatia, who was admitted to a hospital here, died on Wednesday morning. Akshay Kumar, 53, shared a statement on Twitter and paid tributes to his mother, who was in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Hiranandani Hospital. The cause of her death is not yet known. She was my core. And today I feel an unbearab...

Riding on YSR wave, Sharmila plots a comeback in Telangana

YS Vijayamma, the widow of former chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy ((YSR), called an 'Atmeeya Sammelan' (remembrance meet) in commemoration of her husband in Hyderabad on September 2, 2021. It has been 12 years since YSR died in a chopper crash in 1999. Political pundits and Telangana leaders were taken aback by Vijayamma’s sudden decision to hol...

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RSS distances itself from article slamming Infosys; India Inc silent

The RSS has put it out on Sunday that a recent article in its affiliated journal Panchjanya that targeted Infosys for “directly or indirectly supporting divisive forces in the country” should not be linked with the Sangh. While the saffron brigade put out the clarification, India Inc and the BJP government maintained a studied silence on the attack...

Afghanistan could be heading for a civil war, says US general

The Panjshir leaders have been reaching out to the international bodies highlighting the humanitarian crisis created bythe Taliban

COVID cases spike, but Kerala wants to reopen schools

Kerala is planning to reopen schools, especially the primary section, at a time when the state is making news for its spiralling COVID cases. On Thursday (September 2), Kerala reported 32,097 new cases and 188 deaths which pushed the total infection count to 41,22,133 and the fatalities to 21,149. The test positivity rate (TPR) is 18.41 per cent...

Kerala panchayat bans honorifics. No more ‘sir’ or ‘madam’

The panchayat authorities also decided to bring out 'avakasha pathrika' (rights certificate) in the place of the present apeksha form (application form) to ensure the supremacy of the citizen in a democracy

No C.1.2 variant cases in India, says Centre; but should you be worried?

Even as C.1.2, a new and deadlier variant of COVID-19, first reported in South Africa, has made its way to Asia, the Centre has said that it has not been detected in India so far. However, as the threat still looms, here’s all we need to know about the variant. What is C.1.2? First detected in South Africa in May this year, the new variant, a...

House panel wants VPN services banned in India

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has sought a ban on VPN (Virtual Private Network) services in India over fears of cyber-attacks and other illegal activities. The panel said VPN services are easily available online and allow “criminals to remain anonymous online”, and thus the government should block these services with the h...

Climate action can help India gain $11 trillion in next 50 years: Report

India must act now to prevent the country losing $35 trillion in economic potential over the next 50 years due to unmitigated climate change, a new report from the Deloitte Economics Institute has said. The report, titled 'India's turning point: How climate action can drive our economic future', also reveals how the country could gain $11 trilli...

‘Bumper-to-bumper’ vehicle insurance mandatory from September 1

All new vehicles to be sold in Tamil Nadu from September 1 will come with compulsory ‘bumper-to-bumper’ insurance, ruled the Madras High Court on Thursday (August 26). This insurance will be mandatory in addition to the coverage of the driver, passengers and the owner of the vehicle for five years. After that, the responsibility of the safety of...

Rane-Thackeray rivalry is a mesh of old rivalry, revenge, and power games

At the centre of ‘slap Thackeray’ controversy is the fact that Union minister Narayan Rane was an old Shiv Sainik who had a fallout with the Thackeray family. Having been ousted for his open disapproval of the family way back in 2005, Rane took several detours before finding a place in the other saffron camp of the BJP in 2019. And for the BJ...

Sena, BJP at it again after Narayan Rane’s arrest for ‘slap Uddhav’...

Union Minister Narayan Rane has been arrested for his comment on slapping Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Reports say a police team rushed to Sangameshwar to arrest the minister. The arrest came after the Bombay High Court rejected a petition, seeking cancellation of the FIR against Rane. Rane was taken into custody by the police...

Explain vaccine distribution process by Aug 27: Bombay HC to Centre

The Bombay High Court directed the Union government on Monday to file an affidavit explaining the process of procuring COVID-19 vaccines and allotting them to states by August 27. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni is hearing PILs seeking redressal of issues faced by citizens while booking vaccination slots on CoWIN ...

Slightly surprised we’re still on air, says chief of Afghan Tolo News

When the Taliban paid a “surprise visit” to the private Tolo news channel office, the first thing they did was confiscate the weapons of guards posted at the gate. Then they sat down and “very respectfully” talked about their openness to the idea of a free press in Afghanistan, particularly local news organisations.

‘Hundreds’ of Taliban head to Panjshir Valley as Massoud marshals forces

'Hundreds' of Taliban fighters are moving to the Panjshir Valley, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces headed by Ahmad Massoud, the son of legendary Tajik fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud, who died in a suicide blast two days before the 9/11 attacks on the US. Since the Taliban took control of Kabul, thousands of people have made their way to Panjs...

Taliban abducts 150 Indians, safe now; Centre denies incident

A group of Indian nationals is said to have been abducted and taken to an unknown location near the Kabul airport on Saturday, triggering confusion and concerns back home in India. However, the Centre denied the kidnapping of its nationals; the Taliban too clarified the news as "false". Earlier, media reports said Indians were taken away and ...

In touch with Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan, says India

India is also in touch with representatives of the Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan

Pegasus charges based on ‘conjectures and surmises’, Centre tells SC

Government says the IT minister has already clarified its position in Parliament, and promises to form a committee to examine the allegations

Taliban’s peace vows float but people fear a brutal run in Afghan

The people of Afghanistan, who remember the Taliban's brutal rule and those who have lived in areas controlled by the Islamic militants in recent years, have watched with growing fear as the insurgents have overrun most of the country

Monsoon Session ends with Parliament productivity reduced to a quarter

The Monsoon Session of Parliament concluded on Wednesday (August 11), two days in advance, because of constant disruption in both Houses with the opposition parties unrelenting in their demand for discussion on the snooping scandal, three farm laws and inflation, especially vehicular fuels. Meanwhile, Opposition parties held a protest march agai...

Dhanbad judge death: Jharkhand HC warns cops against delay or flaw in probe

The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday (August 3) pulled up the special police team probing the alleged murder of Dhanbad judge Uttam Anand for lax investigation. The bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan observed that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was “feeding questions” to get “a particular answer”. The High Court ag...

This bronze tougher than silver at Rio, says PV Sindhu after historic win

Sometimes, even bronze shines like gold. India's top badminton payer PV Sindhu has won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, beating China's He Bing Jao 21-13 21-15 in the third-place playoff. Losing to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final may have shattered Sindhu, one of India's gold medal hopes, but she came back in style to beat Bi...
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