Tag: India

Twitter Announces Measures To Protect India Assembly Polls

New Delhi: As the assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry inch closer, Twitter on Wednesday said it is implementing the significant product, policy, and enforcement updates to keep the service safe from attempts to manipulate the platform. While a global cross-functional team with local, cultural, and language expertise will run […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
Fuel Prices Fall On Sharp Decline In Global Rates

New Delhi: Consumers can heave a sign of relief as oil marketing companies (OMCs) have finally relented and reduced the retail price of petrol and diesel after keeping them steady for past 24 days. This is first reduction in petrol and diesel prices in 2021. Petrol price fell by 18 paise per litre and diesel […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
Issue Raised by Param Bir 'Serious': SC Sends Him To Bombay High Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh to move the Bombay High Court with his petition, where he has unleashed a barrage of allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Singh, who was represented by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, urged the top court to direct a fair […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
Parts Of India To See Deadly Heat Waves In Coming Decades: Study

New York: Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will likely reduce the impact of deadly heat waves by half, but the heat waves will become commonplace across South Asia, including major crop-producing regions in India — such as West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
India To Offer GSLV Rockets For Global Satellite Launch Market

Chennai: India will get into the global communication satellite launch market with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket after 2022-23, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K. Sivan said. “Enquiries from third parties are being received for satellite launch using GSLV rockets. The rocket can be used for launch of multiple satellites. […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
India, B'desh Want Stability, Love And Peace Instead Of Instability, Terror And Unrest In World: PM Modi

Dhaka: India and Bangladesh want stability, love and peace instead of instability, terror and unrest in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday as he underlined that both countries want to see the world progressing through their own development. Prime Minister Modi was speaking to the Matua community members after offering prayers at […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
India Records 56,211 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,20,95,855 with 56,211 more people testing positive for the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Tuesday. With 271 more fatalities, the death toll rose to 1,62,114, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase for […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Sugar & Cotton
Pakistan To Import Sugar, Cotton From India: Finance Minister Hammad Azhar

Islamabad: Pakistan will import sugar and cotton from India, newly appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar announced on Wednesday, lifting a nearly two-year old ban on their import from the neighbouring country. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Wednesday allowed the private sector to import five lakh tonnes of white sugar from India, Azhar said. “In […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021
Home Price Appreciation Index
India's Rank Slips To 54th Globally In Home Price Appreciation Index

Mumbai: India has moved down seven spots in the global home price index to 54th rank in Q3 2020 against 47th in Q3 2019, with a decline of 2.4 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in home prices, international property consultant Knight Frank said in its latest research report — Global House Price Index Q3 2020. According […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
CBSE Headquarters
CBSE Slammed For 'Anti-Student Attitude', Treating Students As Enemies

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday rapped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for its “anti-student attitude”, saying it was “treating students as enemies” by dragging them all the way to the Supreme Court in certain matters. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan made the observation […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Partnership With Jio To Help Support Millions Of SMBs: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said its partnership with Jio Platforms will help support millions of small businesses in India. Zuckerberg made the remark during a conversation with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries at the first Facebook Fuel for India 2020 event. “At Facebook, we are in the business […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Average Daily Time Spent On Smartphones Up 25% In India: Report

New Delhi: Amid the pandemic, the daily time spent on smartphones has increased by 25 per cent on average in India, a new study claimed on Monday. While 66 per cent of Indians believe smartphone improves their quality of life, nearly 70 per cent of Indians feel that if their smartphone usage continues to increase, […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
Eight Years Of Nirbhaya: Rape Conviction Rate Remains Abysmal In India

New Delhi: Eight years after the Nirbhaya case of gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student shook the conscience of the nation and led to hanging of four rapists earlier this year, the conviction rate in rape cases still remains abysmal despite stringent anti-rape laws in place. As per the recent National Crime Records Bureau […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
India Unveils Logo For Its Bid To Host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday unveiled the logo for its bid to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup, and the campaign slogan, ‘Brighter Future Together’. India is among five countries bidding for the tournament along with Asian champions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Uzbekistan. “Hosting Asia’s biggest football event, the […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021
India Is Our True Friend, Says Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka: Recalling India’s role in the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said “India is our true friend” during a virtual meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. “India helped us in the war of 1971 against Pakistan. Their soldiers sacrificed their lives. Our relation is time-tested,” Hasina said. Speaking at the […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021