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Indian e-comm mart set to touch $230bn by 2028

New Delhi: The Indian e-commerce market size is likely to reach $230 billion in a decade as it's outpacing the offline retail segment's growth, according...

Online platforms cannibalising dine-in restaurants, Study

New Delhi: The deep discounts doled out by the online food aggregators are cannibalising dine-in restaurants and the burden is shifting to restaurants, interim findings...

All eyes on Ronaldo, Felix before Portugal’s Euro qualifier

Oeiras (Portugal): The sporting and personal relationship between Portugal ace Cristiano Ronaldo and their emerging star Joao Felix have been the focus of conversation as...

Indian footballers keen to excel under Stimac’s guidance

Guwahati: Under new head coach Igor Stimac, the focus has been building from the back and senior India defender Sandesh Jhinghan feels they are moving...

If Asaram Bapu & Ram Rahim failed to escape law, who is Shami: Jahan

Kolkata: Mohammed Shami's estranged wife Hasin Jahan on Tuesday said if Asaram Bapu and Ram Rahim could not evade the law and were punished for...

Indonesia’s Yogyakarta to host Asian table tennis C’ship

Jakarta: Indonesia's city of Yogyakarta was scheduled to host the 24th ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Asian Table Tennis Championship from September 15 to 22,...

Supreme Court extends Chidambaram’s custody till September 5

Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, assured the court that they will not press for his interim bail plea in the trial court.

Pakistan announces multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims

The Prime Minister said after coming into power, his government realized the difficulties faced by foreigners to get Pakistani visas intending to visit the country for pilgrimage or tourism.

Explained: Assam NRC, What Lies Ahead for the 19,06,657 People?

Assam: “How I wished during those sleepless hours that I belonged to a different nation, or better still, to none at all" -Winfried Georg Sebald, Vertigo Sayera...

Aasia Bibi expresses gratitude to Supreme Court

In her first print interview nearly four months after her release, Bibi told British daily, The Sunday Telegraph that she had at times fallen into despair as she languished in a death row cell over a trumped-up charge of blasphemy, The Express Tribune reported.

Rahul Gandhi writes to Kerala CM and Union Tribal Affairs Minister over Wayanad issues

In a letter to Vijayan, Gandhi highlighted the issue of Kaippinikadavu bridge which connects Kurumbilangode and Chungathara village.

No support for reducing GST on cars and bikes, Kerala Finance Minister

Speaking to media, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that lowering of tax on the automobile would not help and instead result in revenue loss for the states.

Pakistan allows import of life-saving medicines from India

According to reports, the export of medicines to India was also allowed. The permissions were granted by the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce on Monday, which also issued a statutory regulatory order in this regard, Geo News reported.

US peace efforts are fake, says Palestinian Foreign Ministry

The Ministry's remarks came against the backdrop of a new Israeli decision to confiscate around 85 acres of land in East Jerusalem town of Shufat to expand roads in a settlement named Ramat Shlomo.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora takes charge of World Election body

Arora, who succeeds Lon Mincu Radulescu, the incumbent chairman from Romania, has been given the charge for two years from 2019 to 2021.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates third stretch of Kochi Metro

The newly-inaugurated five-kilometre stretch, which extends from Maharaja's Junction to Thykoodam bridge, takes the total distance covered by the Kochi Metro so far to around 24 km.

4 killed in ONGC plant blaze in Uran, Maharashtra

An official of Navi Mumbai Police Control told media that at least four persons were killed so far and some more were feared injured in the tragedy.

California: 25 killed in boat fire

The fire started in the early hours of Monday when 'The Conception' was anchored just metres off the Santa Cruz Island, about 145 km west of Los Angeles.

Mathura: Eight Panchayats ban dowry, lavish feasts

Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of the land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them from facing additional financial burden but would also improve the social atmosphere.

I’m elected by the devil, remembering Galeano

 Born on this day, Eduardo Hughes Galeano is an Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and...

BJP should accept economic crisis is historical says Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a sharp dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government on Tuesday over the economic...

Uttar Pradesh: IAS officer apologises for casteist remarks

Ballia: In a rather unusual development, an IAS officer posted in Uttar Pradesh has issued a public apology after he taunted some Dalit leaders of...

No decision yet on airspace closure says Pakistan

Islamabad:A Pakistan Minister has said that no decision has yet been taken to close the country's airspace to India, the media reported on Tuesday.Addressing...

Assam NRC: Ensure no one left stateless,UN to India

Geneva: United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has voiced concern at the publication of a National Register of Citizens in India's northeast state of...

I carry your heart with me, Read the poems of E E Cummings

 Poet Edwar Estlin Cummings died 55 years back on this day. Known to be one of the most innovative poets of his time, the...

Family members allowed to meet Omar, Mehbooba

Srinagar: The family members of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met them for the first time as...

Medha Patkar ends nine-day long hunger strike

Bhopal: Social activist and pioneer of the 'Save Narmada' movement, Medha Patkar on Tuesday ended her nine-day long hunger strike in Madhya Pradesh following the...

NASA atomic clock to help spacecraft navigate in deep space

Washington: NASA has activated an atomic clock that could enable spacecraft to safely navigate themselves in deep space rather than rely on the time-consuming process...

OYO acquires Danish data science firm Danamica

New Delhi: OYO Hotels & Homes has acquired Danamica, a Copenhagen-based data science company for an undisclosed amount."OYO Hotels & Homes, the world's third-largest and...

SC directs new rules on parking policy be notified

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi government to notify new rules on parking policy by September 30 and to ensure that...

Curtains for Raja Talkies in India once popular with Pakistanis

Ferozepur (Punjab): One of the oldest cinema houses of Punjab, which once attracted more cinemagoers from neighbouring Pakistan, has been shut down and its heritage...

Diabetes medication to reduce heart disease shows promise

Toronto: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have shed light on how a class of medications that help regulate blood sugar for patients with Type...

I channelised righteous anger for Section 375: Richa Chadha

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha, who plays a public prosecutor named Hinal Mehta in the upcoming courtroom drama "Section 375", says she put a lot of...

Russia will train Indian astronauts for Gaganyaan

Mosco: "India and Russia are stepping up cooperation in the space sector with Moscow extending help in 4-5 critical areas of India’s ambitious manned mission...

Behind Camera: Women representation quite low in technical space of film Industry

London: "The Handmaid's Tale" star Elizabeth Moss says things have improved immensely for female actors in the film industry but when it comes to the...

Andhra pays tributes to YSR on his 10th death anniversary

Amaravati:Rich tributes were paid to late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy by the party leaders and family members across Andhra Pradesh on his 10th...

Tinsukia becomes India’s 4000th WiFi-enabled railway station

Guwahati:Tinsukia Junction in India's northeast region on Sunday became the 4000th railway station in the country to have free public WiFi.According to the Indian...

UP journalist booked for filming kids eating salt-roti

Mirzapur: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has filed a case against the journalist, who shot the video of school children being served roti...

ED grills Shivakumar for 3rd time in money laundering case

New Delhi:Former Karnataka minister and senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning for the third time...

Ayodhya case: SC to hear contempt plea of Rajeev Dhavan

Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Monday agreed to hear the contempt petition moved by the lawyer of the Babri Masjid Action...

India’s moon lander Vikram separates from Chandrayaan-2

Chennai:India's first moon lander Vikram successfully separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 1.15 a.m., said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).According to...

Amazon selling unlicensed cell signal boosters: Report

San Francisco:Signal boosters can reportedly disrupt entire networks and now retail giant Amazon has been found selling unlicensed mobile phone signal boosters.The Federal Communications...

UN schools open for 500,000 Palestinian students despite crisis

Amman:The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees kicked off the school year for more than half a million Palestinian students across...

Pak team in Brussels as EU Parliament to discuss Kashmir

Brussels/Islamabad:The European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs will take up the Kashmir issue on Monday, two days after Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar...

India failed to convince the world that Kashmir is its internal matter, claims Qureshi

Islamabad:Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday claimed that India, despite its efforts to the contrary, is facing defeat at every forum regarding...

UDF finally names candidate for bypoll to Kerala’s Pala

Kottayam:The Congress-led UDF (United Democratic Front), which was struggling for the past week to finalise its candidate for the September 23 Pala Assembly by-election,...

Will ensure rule of law in Kerala: Governor-designate Arif Mohd Khan

New Delhi:Newly-appointed Governor of Kerala and a leading moderate Muslim face, Arif Mohammad Khan said on Sunday that his prime responsibility would be to...

Onam arrives in Kerala as Atham celebrations begin

Kochi:Atham celebrations were inaugurated on Monday in the historical region of Thripunithura near Kochi with a grand procession, as the day signals the arrival...

India dismisses Imran’s NYT piece on looming N-war on Kashmir

Brussels:"Didn't have the time to read it", is how Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar dismissed the vitriolic opinion piece written by Pakistan Prime...

Indian Charge d’Affaires meets Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad:A meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and Indian Charge d'Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia is currently underway here on Monday after Pakistan formally granted consular access to...

Hong Kong: Students strike on 1st day of school year

Hong Kong:Thousands of defiant school students across Hong Kong skipped classes on Monday, using the first day of the new academic year to add...

Conservative MPs warn against Brexit rebellion

London:MPs from the UK's ruling Conservative Party have been warned not to rebel against the Boris Johnson government, as opposition lawmakers plan legislation to...

‘Get ready for Brexit’, UK launches campaign

London:The UK government has launched an information campaign urging the public to "get ready for Brexit", ahead of the country's exit of the European...

Toyota car sales plunge 24% in India in Aug

Bengaluru:Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) here on Sunday reported a 24 per cent annual decline in car sales for August to 10,701 vehicles from 14,100...

Nirmala Sitharaman rehashes ‘consulting’ remark on slowdown query

Chennai: Amid growing concern over the slowing economy and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh slamming the government policies for it on Sunday, Finance Minister Nirmala...

Williams, Svitolina storm into US Open quarters

New York: Six-time champion Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine progressed into the quarter-finals of the US Open after registering thumping victories in their...

Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20Is

Kandy: Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has gone past former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's tally of 98 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in...

Get a life, Gavaskar to those faulting Bumrah’s action

Kingston:Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at people who criticised Jasprit Bumrah's action after he became the third Indian bowler to pick up...

Racism: Romelu Lukaku targeted with monkey chants in Italy

Cagliari: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racial abuse during his side's 2-1 victory against Cagliari in Serie A.The Belgian striker was on...

Sindhu walks ramp for designer Shriya Bhupal

Hyderabad: Fresh from her historic triumph at the BWF World Championships in Switzerland last Sunday, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Friday walked the ramp for...

India a ‘poster child’ for IMF, says new book

New Delhi India has been a "poster child" for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as all of the three IMF programmes in India were seamlessly...

Teen birth control use linked to adult depression

Toronto: Teenage girls who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are three times more likely to be clinically depressed in later life, a new study warns.According...

Contemplated suicide after racial abuse, Peter Andre

Singer Peter Andre said he contemplated taking his own life while suffering years of horrific abuse at the hands of racist bullies, who were...

Taiji cove hunt: Japan starts controversial dolphin hunt

Tokyo:Japan has started its controversial annual dolphin hunt in the coastal town of Taiji, a media report said on Monday.The hunt sees the animals...

Aanand L Rai, Bhushan Kumar team up for ”empowering” films

Mumbai:Filmmaker Aanand L Rai and producer Bhushan Kumar have collaborated to make movies, which are not only content-driven but are also backed by strong...

Robots becomes teachers in a school in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Humanoid robots to teach students and interact with them as teachers do, at Indus International School in Bengaluru."Our robots impart lessons daily in five...

Central Government Health Scheme will extend to 100 cities by 2022

New Delhi: "Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) services will be made available in 100 cities by 2022," said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan."CGHS services, which...

Mismanagement resulted in the slowdown of the economy, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Days after the finance ministry reported contraction in the GDP growth, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi government...

Submit your CV, JNU to Romila Thapar

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University has allegedly asked eminent historian Romila Thapar to submit her CV to decide if she should continue as professor...

Finding Modi’s good work like searching needle in haystack, says Salman Khurshid

New Delhi: Finding something good Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done would be like looking for a needle in a haystack," said senior Congress leader...

Release the Kashmiri leaders and allow me to meet them, Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday set conditions for dialogue with India on the Kashmir dispute, demanding that local politicians be released...

Merging of banks will not affect the job opportunities, Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday allayed fears of job losses following the proposed merger of public sector banks, saying that not even...

Air Quality: Delhi has to cut down pollution level by 65 per cent

New Delhi: Delhi faces challenges to cut down the pollution level by 65 per cent to meet the air standards, an environmental think tank claimed...

Assam NRC: One lakh people belonging to the Gorkha community excluded

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha on Saturday claimed that over one lakh people belonging to the community have been excluded from the final National Register...

Switzerland will exchange the banking details of Indians to tax authorities

New Delhi: Banking details of Indians with accounts in Switzerland will be available to tax authorities here from Sunday as the automatic exchange of information...

Centre launches online national laboratory directory

New Delhi: Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Consumer Affairs Minister launched an online directory, which provides information about Indian standards of various products and testing infrastructure...

Kerala’s Sex ratio: Short of five girl childbirths in comparison with last year

Thiruvananthapuram: Pathanamthitta district topped in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) 2018-2019 status with 984 female births to 1,000 male births.However, Kerala as a whole...