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1. Kumaraswamy passes floor test with ease amid BJP walk out ( News and Blogs )

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy comfortably passed the floor test on Friday, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a walkout from the Vidhana Soudha (state assembly).

2. Fuel prices rise for 12th straight day ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day today, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively.

3. Kumaraswamy to face floor test today ( News and Blogs )

With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.

4. Netherlands 'crucial' partner for India's development, says PM Modi ( News and Blogs )

India and The Netherlands on Thursday explored cooperation across multiple sectors at a CEOs Round Table attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

5. N.Korea threatens to walk away from US summit (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the US if Washington sticks to "unlawful and outrageous acts," Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister said on Thursday.

6. Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college ( News and Blogs )

Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity.

7. Anti-Sterlite stir: uneasy calm in Thoothukudi, tolls mounts to 10 ( News and Blogs )

Tension prevailed in Thoothukudi for the second consecutive day, after the anti-Sterlite protesters clashed with police personnel and set fire to two police vehicles near the Government Hospital, prompting the cops to lathicharge to chase away the unruly mob on Wednesday.

8. Seasonal influenza, an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses ( Health )

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world.

9. UP Govt introduces NCERT textbooks in Madrasas ( News and Blogs )

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved the introduction of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in the Madrasa Board.

10. SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.

11. Fuel price hike burns hole in public's pocket ( News and Blogs )

As the prices of petrol and diesel continued to soar high on Tuesday, the public requested the government to reduce the price as it's affecting their budget.

12. Kerala: Death toll in Nipah virus outbreak rises to 10 ( News and Blogs )

With more people succumbing of symptoms of dreaded Nipah Virus (NiV) in the Coastal district of Kozhikode in Kerala on Tuesday, the death toll caused by high fever rose to ten in the region.

13. Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty' ( News and Blogs )

A four-member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank (WB).

14. BrahMos successfully test-fired under life extension program ( News and Blogs )

India on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast under life extension program along the Odisha coast.

15. Visit these undiscovered travel gems at San Francisco ( Tourism )

Here are some of the undiscovered travel gems you would like explore for jaw dropping views and breath-taking scenic beauty at San Francisco

16. India 6th wealthiest country, says report ( News and Blogs )

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion,preceded by the US,China & Japan in the 1st three positions,according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.

17. Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.

18. Royal wedding: Millions gather to witness the moment ( News and Blogs )

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at noon at St George''s Chapel in Windsor Castle, before travelling through the town in a carriage at 4.30pm IST.

19. Here's the first look of Chapel of the Royal Wedding ( News and Blogs )

The look of the chapel for the Royal wedding is unveiled and the walls are adorned with a lot of flowers.

20. Yeddurappa gets ready for cliffhanger trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The BJP government led by B.S. Yeddyurappa faces a crucial trust vote on Saturday in the Karnantaka Assembly that began its new session with MLAs taking oath with numbers stacked against the ruling party on its own.

21. Missing Congress MLAs are with BJP's MLA Somasekhar Reddy ( News and Blogs )

Two Karnataka Congress MLAs, who had been missing for the past few days, have been located at a Bengaluru hotel with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA G. Somasekhar Reddy, according to sources.

22. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Good battery, near-stock Android delight (Tech Review) ( News and Blogs )

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS debuted in India in 2014 with its Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 devices which were essentially low-cost phones that catapulted the otherwise not-so-popular brand to recognition.

23. Royal Wedding: Priyanka Chopra seen donning plaid suit ( News and Blogs )

Priyanka Chopra, India's very own unofficial representative at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, took to the authentic British plaid with a sass.

24. Meghan Markle to make a statement with her wedding vows ( News and Blogs )

Just a few hours before the most talked about wedding, Kensington Palace released the official vows of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

25. Karnataka turmoil: Floor test at 4 pm tomorrow ( News and Blogs )

B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday, has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.

26. TMC scripts a resounding victory while BJP emerges as main challenger ( News and Blogs )

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) scripted a resounding victory while the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts.

27. Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM with SC nod (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Bharatiya Janata Party's B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday for the third time was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Raj Bhavan.

28. Bollywood beauties light Cannes red carpet ( News and Blogs )

The ongoing 71st Cannes Film Festival is witnessing some dazzling fashion moments. Just like the previous years, this time as well, many Bollywood beauties flocked to the French city to flaunt their stylish yet elegant looks.

29. Choose the perfect perfume this summer ( Fashion and Beauty )

Select the perfect summer scent from fruity to aqua to spicy, for summer..

30. Yeddyurappa elected BJPLP leader, meets Governor to stake claim to form government ( News and Blogs )

Bharatiya Janata Party Legislature Party which met here on Wednesday elected Mr B S Yeddyurappa as its leader and immediately the party leaders met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claim to form the next government in Karnataka.

31. Nadda, Pradhan to attend Karnataka MLAs meet on Wednesday as central observers: BJP ( News and Blogs )

Union Minister for Oil and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda will attend a party meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday as Bharatiya Janata Party's observers.

32. Congress backs JD-S after Karnataka delivers hung Assembly (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

In a dramatic turn of events after Karnataka delivered a hung Assembly, the Congress on Tuesday announced its backing to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to form a government to prevent the BJP from regaining power in its only southern bastion.

33. Leads suggest BJP may form government in Karnataka ( News and Blogs )

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inching closer towards forming the next government in Karnataka, as it has taken a significant lead so far.

34. BJP leads in Karnataka vote count (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The BJP was ahead of the ruling Congress on Tuesday as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the Karnataka Assembly election, leaving the JD-S far behind, officials said.

35. Banning lead shot: Good for birds & people (World Migratory Bird Day is May 12-13) ( Animals and Plant Life )

“Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation” is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018, celebrated annually on 12 May. The UN-backed global awareness-raising and environmental education campaign focuses the need for international cooperation to conserve migratory birds.

36. Chidambaram urges states to object 15th Finance Commission ( News and Blogs )

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister's and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.

37. K'taka polls: Cong seeks disqualification of BJP's Sriramulu ( News and Blogs )

The Congress party on Friday asked the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate B Sriramulu from contesting the Karnataka Assembly elections over a viral video allegedly showing him trying to a bribe a former chief justice of India's relative.

38. 'Mahanati': A befitting tribute to a legend (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )

Many episodes from the legendary Telugu-Tamil actress Savitri's life may appear bizarrely improbable.And yet "herein lies the truth" what we see in this sprawling,flamboyant, swaggering spectacular bio-pic.

39. Urban-rural divide key to Karnataka poll outcome ( News and Blogs )

Campaigning in Karnataka has come to an end, with high-intensity rallies being carried out by both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to woo voters in their favour in both rural and urban areas.

40. Surprise! Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi are married ( News and Blogs )

Actress and former beauty queen Neha Dhupia had a hush-hush wedding with actor and "best friend" Angad Bedi, son of ex Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi here on Thursday. She has called it the "best decision" of her life.

41. IMD issues 5-day weather warning across the country ( News and Blogs )

After strong winds lashed Delhi yesterday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday warned of thunderstorms along with hail, squall and heavy rains for the next five days.

42. How to deal with body ordour this summer? ( Fashion and Beauty )

Here are some tips for preventing body odour due to excessive sweating in summer.

43. Walmart-Flipkart deal: Here''s how India will benefit ( News and Blogs )

Putting months of speculation to an end, American retail major Walmart fixed the deal at $16 billion acquiring a significant stake in Indian e-commerce major, Flipkart Group.

44. Amazon invests Rs 2,600-crore more in India to take on Walmart ( News and Blogs )

World's largest e-commerce player Amazon has invested an additional Rs 2,600 crore in its India operations ahead of the US retail giant Walmart taking over the country's e-tail major Flipkart.

45. Anil, Salman, SRK dance their heart out at Sonam's wedding reception ( News and Blogs )

After a star-studded wedding ceremony of actress Sonam Kapoor and Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja, the B-town graced the reception party of the newlywed couple.

46. Vijay Mallya loses over Rs 10,000 cr lawsuit in UK court ( News and Blogs )

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya faced a major setback on Tuesday after he lost a lawsuit filed in London by a consortium of Indian banks seeking to collect the amount of Rs. 10,000 crore amid allegations that he committed massive fraud.

47. India fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018: IMF ( News and Blogs )

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed on Wednesday that India will be the fastest growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 per cent that rises to 7.8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.

48. Radiant in Red, Sonam Kapoor weds Anand Ahuja ( News and Blogs )

And the day is here. Sonam Di Wedding! After much speculations about her bridal look, seems like fashionista Sonam Kapoor has lived up to all the expectations royally.

49. K'taka Polls: Sonia, Yogi, Siddaramaiah to campaign today ( News and Blogs )

In the run-up to the Assembly polls in the state of Karnataka, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are scheduled to visit the state for their election campaign, later today.

50. Warming Antarctic risks diet of Emperor Penguins ( Animals and Plant Life )

The most beautiful birds in Antartic, Emperor Penguins eat a variety of fish but diminishing sea ice in the warming Antarctic means less fish to eat.

51. Thunderstorms accompanied with squall expected in Delhi, Haryana & other states: IMD ( News and Blogs )

Thunderstorms, accompanied with squall, are likely to occur at some places in Delhi and other states of the country on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says in its forecast.

52. 5 books to read before interning abroad ( Books )

Beyond the scenery, the cuisine and the independence, studying abroad offers one a lot of time to expand horizons. Here are five books that one should read while interning abroad.

53. India finishes on top with 20 gold medals at SAJAC ( News and Blogs )

Junior athletes added nine more gold medals to India's tally before the curtains came down at the 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

54. Sea slugs can shed light for perpetual green energy ( Animals and Plant Life )

According to a study by Rutgers University, sea slug,a marine invertebrate sucks raw materials from algae to provide its lifetime supply of solar-powered energy in the Northeast.

55. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to become biennial event from 2019 ( News and Blogs )

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will now be celebrated every alternate year and a series of sessions will be held before the event to increase the understanding and bring in an alignment in the interests of the Indians living within and outside the country.

56. Food that help you get good sleep ( Food )

Food plays an important role in getting a restful night. Paying attention to what you eat can go a long way towards getting a good sleep, say experts.

57. BJP's campaign blitzkrieg: PM Modi to address four public rallies in K'taka today ( News and Blogs )

PM Modi will address four public rallies in poll bound-Karnataka in Tumkur, Gadag, Shimoga and Mangaluru today.

58. Google Assistant now support 5,000 devices at home ( News and Blogs )

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home -- up from 1,500 this January, Google has announced.

59. Bug found, Twitter asks 336mn users to change password (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

It is time to change your Twitter password now as the micro-blogging platform has asked its 336 million users to do so across its services after it discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.

60. Travel right with the right Skin Care Kit ( Fashion and Beauty )

It is important to carry some of the must have skincare products while travelling to avoid damage to your skin.

61. Deadly dust storm in Rajasthan, UP kills over 60 ( News and Blogs )

More than 60 people have been killed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, owing to dust storms sweeping across the two states on Wednesday.

62. Cambridge Analytica is shutting down (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients,is shutting down, media reported.

63. Hockey India names 18-member Indian Women's Team for Asian Champions Trophy ( News and Blogs )

Hockey India, on Wednesday, announced the 18-member Indian Women's Hockey Team for the Asian Champions Trophy scheduled to begin on May 13, 2018, in Donghae City, Korea.

64. April GST collection 'a landmark achievement': Jaitley ( News and Blogs )

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in April exceeding one lakh crore rupees is a landmark achievement and a confirmation of increased economic activity.

65. New Vivo budget smartphone with 'Ultra-HD' technology in India ( News and Blogs )

Expanding its "Y" series, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Monday launched "Y53i" smartphone with Ultra-HD technology and "face access" feature in India for Rs 7,990.

66. J&K Council of Ministers: Assembly Speaker, Kavinder Gupta, among eight entrants ( News and Blogs )

Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta was among eight ministers inducted in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony of the new members was held here this morning.

67. State's development, a priority: J&K cabinet reshuffle at noon ( News and Blogs )

Ahead of a major reshuffle in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet, Deputy Chief Minister-elect Kavinder Gupta on Monday said that he would prioritise work in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh regions.

68. China, India to reaffirm common world vision at Wuhan summit ( News and Blogs )

China and India are expected to reaffirm their common vision for peace, stability and development in Asia, when President Xi Jinping meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi for informal talks on Friday and Saturday here, a Beijing-based expert on international affairs has said.

69. Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus now in India ( News and Blogs )

The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB and 256GB variants in India, starting at Rs 67,940, through Apple authorised resellers.

70. GST E Way bill System : Registration Process ( Finance )

All about E Way bill system. E-Way Bill is an electronically generated document that tracks the physical movement of goods.

71. Cash crunch will negatively affect growth rate: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Amid a furore over a reported cash crunch, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said currency shortage will have a negative impact on the growth rate and society.

72. PM Modi, Jinping to exchange views on global, strategic issues ( News and Blogs )

Pressing global issues and their outlook for the world and each other's country may figure in the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their two-day informal summit commencing from Friday.

73. Hail stone weighing three kilograms sign of climate change-Expert ( Science & Technology )

Hailstones weighing up to three kilograms were recently discovered in Odisha's Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts.

74. 13 school children killed in UP accident (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

At least 13 school children were killed and 12 injured after a train rammed into their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar on Thursday, an official said.

75. Nutritious ingredients for healthy food ( Food )

Introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa offer wholesome goodness.

76. Asaram Bapu gets life term in minor rape case ( News and Blogs )

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court, on Wednesday.

77. Jam-Packed Entertainment Session: The IPL 2018 is here! ( Sports )

Exciting as always, the IPL 2018 is back again with a bang. The audience has been anticipating the nail-biting thrillers that IPL has never failed to offer.

78. India-made Tejas acquits itself well at Gagan Shakti ''18 ( News and Blogs )

The indigenously-manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has performed well while it was put to trial by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in war-like operational conditions during Gagan Shakti, its biggest ever 14-day war exercise.

79. Asaram rape case: All you need to know ahead of verdict ( News and Blogs )

Nearly five years after rape charges were levelled against self-styled godman, Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court is set to pronounce its verdict today, April 25th.

80. Birthday wishes pour in for `master blaster` Sachin Tendulkar ( News and Blogs )

Warm birthday wishes poured in for legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar from every corner of the world as the `God of Cricket` turned 45 on March 24th.

81. E-way bill rollout on Wednesday in four states: Centre ( News and Blogs )

The Centre on Monday stated that the e-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods will be rolled out in four more states and one union territory on Wednesday.

82. CJI impeachment: Congress to file petition in SC ( News and Blogs )

Hours after Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the Congress on Monday decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court.

83. Vibrant Hong Kong beyond Disneyland and Ocean Park! ( Tourism )

Vibrant, urbane, extraordinary - Hong Kong is all of this and more.

84. Beautiful beaches of Israel ( Tourism )

Israel is blessed with a beautiful coastline and beautiful beaches which is clearly visible in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

85. New ASUS smartphone with massive battery, pure Android in India ( News and Blogs )

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS on Monday announced the global debut of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) from India, which is the first device from the company to be co-marketed and distributed online on Flipkart.

86. VP Naidu rejects Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra ( News and Blogs )

In a blow to the opposition parties, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion moved by seven opposition parties, including the Congress.

87. India bags 10 gold medals in South Asian Judo C'ships ( News and Blogs )

India has bagged a total of 10 gold medals out of the total 14, in the ongoing South Asian Judo Championship, being held in Kathmandu.

88. Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP ( News and Blogs )

Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of PM Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.

89. Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF ( News and Blogs )

India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.

90. Food, yoga, parenting and complex love squares (IANS Books) ( Books )

Interesting reads for different age groups

91. Meditate your way to a quiet mind, happy heart ( Health )

Anxious? You may want to add meditation to your daily routine as according to a recent study, it can ease anxiety and improve cardiovascular health.

92. IAF conducts mass casualty evacuation drill from Assam to Kolkata ( News and Blogs )

The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force conducted a mass casualty evacuation drill on March 19, as part of Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises, from Air Force Station Chabua in Assam to Netaji Subhash International Airport in Kolkata.

93. India contributing to global growth in financial inclusion: World Bank report ( News and Blogs )

The Global Findex Report, 2017 released by the World Bank on Friday gives India more than one reason to cheer, as it notes the rapid increase in financial inclusion that has taken place in the country.

94. Keep your sun-screen up to date ( Fashion and Beauty )

Sunscreens do help us to maintain a clearer skin. Check out tips to use sunscreen in the right manner.

95. NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

96. SC rejects plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition seeking SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya who was earlier holding trial in the Shorabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case.

97. Trade war could harm global economy: IMF ( News and Blogs )

Though recent actions by the US and China could be seen as heralding a trade war, nations still have the opportunity to resolve their differences through multilateral discussions, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist said here on Tuesday.

98. 'Unusual demand' reason for cash crunch, says govt (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Amidst reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought to assuage fears, saying "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", even as the government blamed "unusual demand" for shortages in some areas.

99. Microsoft unveils new security tools for IoT, edge devices ( News and Blogs )

Microsoft introduced "Azure Sphere", the industry's first holistic platform to create secured, connected microcontroller unit (MCU) devices on the "intelligent edge".

100. All 5 accused in Makkah Masjid blast acquitted ( News and Blogs )

Eleven years after a powerful explosion killed nine people and injured over 50 during Friday prayers near the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Monday acquitted all five accused in the Makkah Masjid case.

101. Locals extend help to Rohingya refugees after fire destroys Delhi's only camp ( News and Blogs )

A major fire broke out at Rohingya camp near Delhi's Kalindi Kunj Metro Station, Bandh Road Jaitpur in the wee hours of Sunday.

102. India end third best CWG show with six medals on final day (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

India finished third in the Games with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals. This year's total of 66 medals is the third highest haul for India in the history of the CWG.

103. CGF pres declares Gold Coast Commonwealth Games a success ( News and Blogs )

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, Louise Martin CBE, on Sunday declared the success of the 21st Commonwealth Games, calling it proof of the fast-growing stature of Commonwealth Sports Movement's on the world stage.

104. Importance of giving CPR for Cardiac arrest ( Health )

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is the most important first-aid step to undertake, for any person who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, till emergency medical service arrives.

105. 15-year-old Anish picks gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol shooting ( News and Blogs )

Indian shooters continued to bring laurels even on the ninth day of the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games, with 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala handing the country 16th gold here at the Belmont Shooting Centre on Friday.

106. Shooter Tejaswini Sawant breaks CWG record to clinch gold ( News and Blogs )

Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil further signalled India's dominance by landing gold and silver respectively in the finals of Women's 50m Rifle 3 at Gold coast, Australia on Friday.

107. Unnao rape: CBI registers 3 cases against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar ( News and Blogs )

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday has registered three cases against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

108. India renews call for reasonable oil prices ( News and Blogs )

India on Thursday reiterated its call for reasonable global oil pricing and invited investment in its hydrocarbons sector in line with the country's drive to attaining energy security.

109. Wrestler Sushil Kumar bags third straight CWG gold ( News and Blogs )

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar handed India their 14th gold by bagging the medal in the men's freestyle 74kg category of the ongoing 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games.

110. HRD constitutes team to prevent exam paper leaks ( News and Blogs )

In the light of the recent incident of the Central CBSE paper leak, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination to prevent leakages.

111. Didnt do enough to prevent Facebook from being used to harm others: Zuckerberg ( News and Blogs )

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testifies before Congress for the first time, he accepted that the company didn't do enough to prevent the platform from being used to harm others.

112. 257 killed in Algeria military plane crash (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

At least 257 people were killed in a military plane crash near an airfield outside the Algerian capital on Wednesday, the media reported.

113. Gaurav, Vikas, Manish in semis, Mary in final; Sarita, Pinki crash out (Boxing Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki, Vikas Krishan Yadav and Manish Kaushik entered the semi-finals while M.C. Mary Kom stormed into the final at the 21st Commonwealth Games

114. CWG 2018: Shreyasi Singh shoots gold in double trap ( News and Blogs )

Continuing India's medal rush at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games, shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold medal on the seventh day in the women's double trap final at the Belmont Shotgun Range, Gold coast Australia on Wednesday.

115. Electric vehicles become new trend in fighting pollution in Andhra ( News and Blogs )

Electric cars and electric scooters on display at 'Happy Cities Summit' at Andhra Pradesh's Amaravati are grabbing the eyeballs of scores of visitors.

116. Heena Sidhu snaps CWG record, picks gold in 25m Pistol ( News and Blogs )

Ending the wait for a medal on sixth day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu bagged a gold in women's 25m air pistol event here on Tuesday.

117. Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country ( News and Blogs )

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in various parts of the country in view of another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation.

118. CWG 2018: India bag first-ever gold in badminton mixed-team event ( News and Blogs )

London Olympic silver-medallist Saina Nehwal showed her top form as she helped the star-studded Indian badminton team hammer Malaysia 3-1 to clinch the gold medal.

119. Rahul leads nationwide fast by Cong to highlight BJP's politics of division, promote communal harmony ( News and Blogs )

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday led a nationwide fast by the Congress workers against the 'politics of division' followed by the BJP and 'anti-Dalit ' attitude of the NDA Government .

120. Chhattisgarh's Chintalnar village gets electricity after 15 years ( News and Blogs )

A village in Maoist-hit district of Sukma is getting re-electrified after the ultra-left rebels destroyed the power supply infrastructure 15 years ago.

121. CWG '18: Shooters bag gold, bronze for India ( News and Blogs )

Indian shooters continued to bring glory to the country as Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively at CWG on Monday.

122. Davis Cup: Paes creates history as India win doubles match (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with his record 43rd win on Saturday.

123. CWG 2018: Sathish Sivalingam bags India's third gold ( News and Blogs )

Indian weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in the men's 77 kg category on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

124. Nepal PM receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day visit to India, was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday.

125. Ecstatic parents of Mirabai Chanu shed tears of joy ( News and Blogs )

Parents of weightlifter Mirabai Chanu from Manipur, who on Thursday bagged the country's first gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games, were ecstatic and shed tears of joy on their daughter's astounding success.

126. Sanjita Chanu gives India second gold moment at CWG 2018 ( News and Blogs )

Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu won India its second gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by outshining in the women's 53 kg category event at the Carrara Stadium here on Friday.

127. CWG 2018: Ind defeats SL in badminton mixed-team championship ( News and Blogs )

The star-studded Indian Badminton team on Thursday defeated Sri Lanka in Group A of the mixed team championship, on Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games 2018.

128. Weightlifter P Gururaja wins India's first medal at CWG ( News and Blogs )

Gururaja bagged the first medal for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with silver in the men's 56 kilogram category here on Thursday.

129. MP: Arms licenses to be suspended in Bhind ( News and Blogs )

In wake of the violence that broke during the protest over SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, arms licenses have been suspended in some of the areas of Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on Wednesday.

130. Bharat Bandh: Curfew to remain imposed in various parts of Madhya Pradesh ( News and Blogs )

Curfew will remain imposed in various areas of Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts on Wednesday in the wake of violence witnessed by the state on April 2 during Bharat Bandh.

131. Cauvery issue: AIADMK hunger strike underway across TN, DMK protest continues (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

A one-day hunger strike called by Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was underway across the state on Tuesday in protest against the Central government's failure to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) despite a Supreme Court order.

132. CBSE will not re-conduct Class 10 exam: HRD Ministry ( News and Blogs )

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not re-conduct the examination of Class 10 Maths paper, which was leaked online on March 28, just hours before it was conducted throughout the country.

133. Dehydrate and detox your body with Cucumber ( Health )

From detoxifying your body to preventing dehydration to helping say bye-bye to summer woes, cucumber makes you healthy and enhances your beauty, say experts.

134. Experiment with these special looks this summer ( Fashion and Beauty )

From dishevelled and messy hairstyles to playing with eye make-up, experimentation is the key to upgrading your style quotient this summer, say experts.

135. Iraq deaths: Kin refuse to accept bodies, demand compensation ( News and Blogs )

As bodies of five people killed in Iraq reached Bihar's Siwan in the wee hours of Tuesday, families of two of them refused to accept the bodies, while demanding financial assistance from the state government.

136. 'Bharat Bandh' updates: Protests turns violent ( News and Blogs )

Various Dalit organisations have called for a nationwide shutdown to protest against the Supreme Court''s ruling on amendments under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

137. ''Tough'' H-1B visa application process begins ( News and Blogs )

Amidst unprecedented scrutiny by United States President Donald Trump''s administration, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is the federal agency responsible to process the visas, has indicated that there will be zero tolerance for even minor errors.

138. Contact lost with recently launched GSAT-6A, says ISRO ( News and Blogs )

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday said it has lost contact with the GSAT-6A communication satellite, which was launched on Thursday.

139. China's Tiangong-1 space lab crashes in Pacific Ocean ( News and Blogs )

China's prototype space station Tiangong-1 crashed in the Pacific Ocean, after it re-entered the earth's atmosphere at 00:15 GMT (0545 hrs IST) on Monday over the South Pacific and mostly burnt up on re-entry, China's state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed.

140. Trade War: China slaps tariffs on 128 US products (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The trade war between China and the US escalated on Monday, with Beijing slapping a tariff as high as 25 per cent on 128 American products.

141. Over 14L Class X students will not give retest: Javadekar ( News and Blogs )

Amid the ongoing furore post the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X question paper leak, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday confirmed that out of the 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh will not have to appear for the Mathematics re-exam.

142. Diet to boost fertility in women ( Health )

A healthy lifestyle with a nutrient-rich diet along with an essential amount of exercise work wonders to boost fertility in women

143. Magical marinades for a perfect barbecue ( Food )

The secret to your perfectly barbecued meat lies in the marinades used while cooking. A good marinade can do wonders by keeping the meat flavourful and moist.

144. Tea- Few Facts & Varieties ( Food )

Easy ways to beat the heat and get the best out of your tea.

145. Entrepreneur Gautam Raj Anand makes it to Forbes'' ''30 under 30 Asia 2018'' ( News and Blogs )

Gautam Raj Anand makes the country proud after being placed alongside notable names like PV Sindhu and Anushka Sharma on the coveted list of Forbes 30 Under 30 ASIA (2018) in the Media Marketing and Advertising category.

146. CBSE receives fax revealing identity of person behind paper leak ( News and Blogs )

The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has received a complaint by fax naming a person from Sector 8, Rajinder Nagar to be behind the paper leak of Class 10 and 12 examination papers.

147. Rapists must be shot dead in public: BJP MP ( News and Blogs )

Raising concern over the increasing number of rape incidents in Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tezpur R.P. Sharma on Wednesday said people found guilty of committing such horrendous crime should be shot dead in public.

148. Yogi govt. announces Rs. 1,000 Cr. corpus to promote startups ( News and Blogs )

The government's objective is to enable incubators to identify and nurture disruptive technologies that can be used for the benefit of the state and scaling up the existing talent mine.

149. CBDT extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN ( News and Blogs )

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday extended the deadline for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar to June 30.

150. Smith's IPL future to be decided after Cricket Australia's report: Rajeev Shukla ( News and Blogs )

Under fire Steve Smith's participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be decided after Cricket Australia's report, league chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Tuesday.

151. Karnataka assembly election schedule announced ( News and Blogs )

Karnataka will vote on May 12 to elect a new government and the counting of votes will take place on May 15, the Election Commission announced here on Tuesday.

152. This Easter shower the goodness of California Walnuts on your loved ones ( News and Blogs )

Celebrate Easter at home with your loved ones, whip up some delightful dishes by using the recipes given by experts.

153. Get your skin summer ready with this beauty guide ( Fashion and Beauty )

Prominent skin-care expert, Shahnaz Husain, has laid down all-natural ways to keep skin healthy, when the temperatures soar and the sun starts to beat you down.

154. Here are some adventure destinations to explore on weekends ( Tourism )

Long weekends provide an opportunity for individuals to be away from the city life and take a break from their busy schedules.

155. Big Boss Vs Chota Bheem; Congress, BJP at war ( News and Blogs )

The Twitter war between the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) escalated on Monday after Union Minister Smriti Irani tore into Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi for cornering Prime Minister Narendra Modi over NaMo app.

156. This Asian airport named world's best in 2018 ( News and Blogs )

With the title for sixth time in a row, Singapore's Changi Airport, gained the top position after fending off stiff competition from the likes of London Heathrow and Seoul's Incheon International.

157. Man drives burning truck away from petrol pump to save lives ( News and Blogs )

Exhibiting tremendous bravery, a truck driver in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur drove a burning petrol tanker away from a petrol pump in an attempt to save lives.

158. Global trade war can lead to collateral damage for India: Assocham ( News and Blogs )

The escalation of global trade protectionist measures into a "full-scale global trade war" will damage the Indian economy as well, industry body Assocham has said.

159. Pope Francis calls on youth to stand and speak out ( News and Blogs )

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the youth across the world to continue standing up and speaking out, a day after thousands of people, mostly students protested against gun violence in the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington D.C. and elsewhere in the US.

160. Grab these snacks to avoid lack of nutrition during fasts ( Food )

Here are some snack ideas, both nutritional and easy on the digestive system to help you enjoy your festive fasting without compromising on your well-being.

161. China urges US to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations ( News and Blogs )

Hours after US President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a massive USD 60 billion trade tariffs on China, Beijing urged the United States to cease and desist from endangering trade relations between the two countries.

162. India, China hold border talks, explore confidence-building measures ( News and Blogs )

India and China on Thursday held their 11th round of talks on border affairs during the course of which they explored various confidence building measures.

163. Cambridge Analytica scandal: Zuckerberg admits making mistakes ( News and Blogs )

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg admits making mistakes and lists out strategy to address the problem.

164. BrahMos air version test-fired with indigenous seeker (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

India on Thursday successfully test-fired a BrahMos missile from a fighter aircraft using an indigenous seeker for the first time. A seeker guides the missile to its target.

165. German Prezident arrives in India on 5-day State visit ( News and Blogs )

Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia, welcomed President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Bdenbender who arrived in Delhi on a five-day State visit to the country.

166. Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data debacle, says ready to testify (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the data debacle that has upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress, a media report said.

167. TDP calls for statewide agitation ( News and Blogs )

The Telugu Desam Party will on Thursday hold a statewide peaceful protest in the support of party MPs' agitation in the Parliament.

168. Ustad Bismillah Khan - the legendary maestro who transformed the Shehnai ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Remembering Bismillah Khan, the legendary maestro who elevated the wind instrument 'Shehnai' to its honoured position in the classical pantheon, on his birth anniversary.

169. President, PM wish people on Parsi New Year's Day ( News and Blogs )

"Navroz Mubarak to everybody, especially to our small, much-loved and overachieving Parsi community."President Mr Kovind tweeted.

170. Goa mining: Environment won't be harmed, says Gadkari ( News and Blogs )

Union Minister for Shipping and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari's statement comes at a time when the Supreme Court on March 16 quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015.

171. In touch with Iraq to bring back mortal remains of Indians: MoS V.K. Singh ( News and Blogs )

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Tuesday stated that the legal procedures were underway to obtain the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq.

172. 39 Indians missing in Iraq killed: EAM Swaraj ( News and Blogs )

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014 have been killed.

173. Mumbaikars hit as job-seekers agitation paralyses Central Railway ( News and Blogs )

A flash agitation by job-seekers over issues pertaining to railway recruitment has culminated in a rail-blockade, police caning and retaliatory stone-throwing leading to a virtual paralysis of the Central Railway (CR) suburban train services here on Tuesday.

174. Sasikala seeks parole to attend husband's funeral ( News and Blogs )

Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala, who is currently lodged in Bengaluru's Parappanna Agrahara Jail, has applied for 15 days parole to attend her husband's last rites.

175. Lalu convicted, Mishra acquitted in fodder scam (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

A special CBI court here on Monday convicted RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad in the fourth fodder scam case but acquitted another former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.

176. Vladimir Putin to lead Russia for another six years ( News and Blogs )

Russians voted on Sunday in an election that saw Vladimir Putin virtually secure an expected victory in the presidential election by winning 75.91 per cent of votes with 70 per cent of ballots counted, preliminary data from the Central Election Commission (CEC) showed.

177. Xi re-elected China's President, trusted aide is Vice President (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )

China's largely ceremonial Parliament on Saturday re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's President and appointed his aide and once feared anti-graft body's chief Wang Qishan as Vice President.

178. PM Modi to address 'Krishi Unnati Mela' ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in the national capital on Saturday.

179. Andhra Pradesh's TDP exits NDA ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre, a party leader said.

180. Meditate to overcome insomnia, sleep disorders (March 16 is World Sleep Day) ( Health )

Good news for chronic insomniacs! An ongoing study at WellSpan York Hospital in the US to assess the impact of "Heartfulness Meditation" on insomnia has shown promising results.

181. After UP debacle; BJP's bad luck with bypolls brings its tally down to 274 ( News and Blogs )

After MP and Punjab, the set back for BJP in bypolls for Lok Sabha seats came from Uttar Pradesh, when they lost key seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur, taking the saffron party's tally down to 274 -- from a record 282 in 2014.

182. US witnesses National Walkout Day to demand action on gun control ( News and Blogs )

Thousands of students across the United States (US) walked out of their schools on Wednesday to call for action against gun violence precisely one month post the Florida shooting which claimed 17 lives.

183. Centre being unfair to Andhra: CM Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president, N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that the Centre is doing 'grave injustice' with Andhra Pradesh by not addressing the problems of the state.

184. 7 Common AC Problems and How to Deal with Them ( Science & Technology )

185. Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, passes away aged 76 ( News and Blogs )

British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology, passed away at the age of 76, a family spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.

186. Nepal: Voting begins to elect new President ( News and Blogs )

Incumbent President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is standing in the fray for her second term challenged by Laxmi Rai from the Nepali Congress, but the mathematical calculation has shown the vote to swing for President Bhandari.

187. US-Bangla airline crashes at Kathmandu airport ( News and Blogs )

A US-Bangla airline crash landed and caught fire in the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.

188. Scientists find habitable 'super-Earth' among 15 new planets ( News and Blogs )

Scientists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, have discovered 15 new planets -- including one 'super-Earth' that could harbour liquid water -- orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.

189. Anantnag encounter: Schools, colleges to remain closed today ( News and Blogs )

The authorities have ordered closure of all schools and colleges in Anantnag, after three terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces.

190. Three Indian 'Smart Cities' selected among finalists for WWF's One Planet City Challenge ( News and Blogs )

Three Indian cities - Panaji, Pune and Rajkot have been selected as national finalists in the 2017-2018 edition of WWF's One Planet City Challenge (OPCC).

191. Biplab Deb sworn in as Tripura CM today ( News and Blogs )

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura on Friday, officially ushering the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Left bastion.

192. TCS ranked as the fastest growing IT services brand in 2018 ( News and Blogs )

According to Brand Finance IT Services 15 annual report for 2018, TCS now has a total brand value of USD 10.391 billion; a growth of 14.4 percent from last year's total of USD 9.081 billion, with an increase of USD 1.309 billion.

193. Rio sworn in as CM, becomes 1st Nagaland leader to take oath outside Raj Bhavan ( News and Blogs )

In a first, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio and his 11 council of ministers in Nagaland took oath in full public view at the Kohima Local Ground.

194. Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid ruckus without transacting any business for third day in a row.

195. Celebration of Indian women entrepreneur on Women's Day ( News and Blogs )

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day 2018 on Thursday 8th March, saluting the courage of seven women entrepreneurs who have chosen the unconventional path and are achieving success in their respective ventures.

196. Govt. eases norms for partial withdrawal under pension scheme ( News and Blogs )

Now subscribers of NPA can withdraw after three years from the date of joining the system and a maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription under the NPS, but the partial withdrawal is linked with the contributions made by the subscriber.

197. Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka, curfew in Kandy ( News and Blogs )

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday has decided to impose a state of emergency for 10 days to control law and order in the country, following the violence against the minority community in Kandy district over the last two days.

198. SC seeks ED's response on summons to Karti Chidambaram ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea by Karti Chidambaram challenging a summon issued to him in the INX Media money laundering case.

199. Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM ( News and Blogs )

Bringing an end to the 10-year rule of the Congress Party in Meghalaya, National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma took oath as the 12th Chief Minister of the state on Tuesday.

200. Deepak Kumar, Mehuli Ghosh help India win 6th medal in Shooting World Cup ( News and Blogs )

India continued to bulge their medal tally on day three of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the duo - Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh won India their sixth medal of the competition.

201. Full list of Oscars 2018 winners and nominees ( News and Blogs )

While many magnificent films vied for the golden trophy, only the creme de la creme were able to actually covet it. Here's the list of winners, along with the nominations in the same categories.

202. Kashmir on boil as six killed in gunfight (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Dozens of clashes involving stone-pelting erupted in Shopian as people came out on the streets to protest alleged civilian deaths in the south Kashmir district.

203. Parliament budget session: Lok Sabha begins on stormy note over Andhra demand, PNB scam ( News and Blogs )

The first day of the second part of the Budget session began on a stormy note on Monday with the Lok Sabha unable to transact the Question Hour.

204. James Ivory becomes oldest-ever Oscar winner ( News and Blogs )

James Ivory, the 89-year-old writer of Oscar nominated ''Call Me By Your Name''for Adapted Screenplay, has become the oldest Oscar Winner category in history.

205. 'Coco' helmer dedicates Oscar win to Mexico ( News and Blogs )

Disney/Pixar's colourful Day of the Dead-inspired 'Coco' has nabbed an Oscar for 'Best Animated Feature' at the 90th Academy Awards, the second Oscar for director Lee Unkrich, who won his first Oscar for 'Toy Story 3'.

206. Oscars: Colours back on red carpet after tumultuous Hollywood year ( News and Blogs )

Stars arrive at the red carpet of the 90th Academy Awards - the biggest night in the Hollywood Scenario.

207. Allison Janney picks first Oscar for 'I, Tonya' ( News and Blogs )

Actress Allison Janney took home her first Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her powerful performance in "I, Tonya" at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony at Los Angeles

208. Budget Session : PNB fraud to dominate proceedings in Parliament ( News and Blogs )

As the second part of the Budget session resumes on Monday, the Opposition parties are likely to corner the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on recently unearthed banking scams.

209. ODEM.IO Sees Blockchain Shaking Up Multi-Trillion-Dollar Education Market ( Block Chain Technology )

The $6 trillion international education and training industry is poised for revolutionary change as a result of the emergence of blockchain technology, says Richard Maaghul, co-founder and CEO of ODEM.IO, the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace.

210. North-East polls: BJP surges in Tripura, Nagaland in mid trend ( News and Blogs )

Seems like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) is set to push back Left surge in Tripura as the mid trend shows the former leading on 37 seats and the latter trailing behind with a 17 seat-lead in the state.

211. Tripura polls: BJP-IPFT leading on 28 seats ( News and Blogs )

As the counting of votes for Tripura Assembly election is underway, the BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance is leading on 28 seats followed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 16 leads as per the early trends.

212. Vietnamese President receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )

The Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang was accorded a ceremonial welcome in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

213. Centre directs PSBs to consolidate 35 overseas operations ( News and Blogs )

In the wake of the recent banking scams reported, the government has directed public sector banks (PSBs) to consolidate nearly 35 overseas operations without affecting the banks' international presence in these countries.

214. President Kovind wishes citizens on Holi ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of harmony.Across the country, people from villages and cities thronged temples in large numbers on the occasion of Holika Dahan.

215. Jayendra Saraswati -- The 20th century Ramanuja (Obituary) ( News and Blogs )

Swami Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram Mutt in Tamil Nadu who passed away on Wednesday, was a colossal spiritual figure and initiated innumerable programmes for the downtrodden across the country.

216. Jaitley launches online module of General Provident Fund for government employees ( News and Blogs )

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a centralised General Provident Fund (GPF) module on Thursday on the occasion of 42nd Civil Accounts Day.

217. IndusInd Bank, Ripple tie up for cross border remittances ( Block Chain Technology )

IndusInd Bank announced its partnership with Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, to facilitate payments into and out of India.

218. Child Rights commission files case against Kuthiyottam ritual ( News and Blogs )

The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has registered a case against the 'Kuthiyottam' ritual performed during Attukal Pongala festival.

219. Google to make Machine Learning education available for all ( News and Blogs )

Google introduced "Learn with Google AI" a set of educational resources developed by Machine Learning (ML) experts at the company, for people to learn about concepts, develop skills and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to real-world problems.

220. INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi Court ( News and Blogs )

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram will be produced before the Patiala High Court on Thursday, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.

221. TN: Thousands pay homage to Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati ( News and Blogs )

Scores of people gathered here to pay their last respects to Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, who passed away on Wednesday.

222. Yester year diva Sridevi sets out on her last journey ( News and Blogs )

The cremation ceremony of the actress will take place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery at 3.30 pm.

223. Sridevi in her favourite Kanchivaram - one last time ( News and Blogs )

A sea of fans and celebrities thronged the condolence meeting of Sridevi to have a last glimpse of the yester year diva, who, passed away on February 24.

224. PM Modi salutes 'science lovers' on National Science Day ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister took to Twitter to send his wishes "I salute all science lovers and wish them the very best as they enhance their scientific zeal. India is extremely proud of our scientists."

225. Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passes away at 82 ( News and Blogs )

Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness at Kancheepuram. He was 82.

226. INX Media case: CBI takes Karti Chidambaram into custody ( News and Blogs )

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case from Chennai airport.

227. India will remain among fastest growing global economies: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )

Addressing the India-Korea Business Summit in Delhi,said India will continue to remain among the fastest growing economies in the world.

228. Sridevi's death: Dubai prosecutor closes case, body handed over ( News and Blogs )

Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness and the case had been closed after investigation, Dubai Prosecutor's office said.

229. Jordanian King to start his three-day India visit today ( News and Blogs )

King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein accompanied by a business delegation, will be on a three-day visit to India from February 27 to March 1.

230. Andhra will become no.1 state by 2029: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Addressing a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit at Amaravati, CM Chandrababu Naidu said, "By 2022, Andhra Pradesh will be one of the top three states of India and by 2029 we will be number one in the country."

231. Voting begins in Nagaland, Meghalaya ( News and Blogs )

Voting for 59 constituencies of the 60-member assemblies will be held from 7 am till 4 pm, except in some polling stations of the interior districts of Nagaland, where the process is scheduled to conclude at 3 pm.

232. Sridevi died from accidental drowning: Report ( News and Blogs )

Indian actress Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a bath tub in her hotel here, reports

233. FinMin puts out list of high-risk finance companies ( News and Blogs )

Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) on Monday released a list of around 9,500 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) on its website, which have been categorised as high-risk financial institutions by the Finance Ministry.

234. Sridevi's mortal remains to leave Dubai in few hours ( News and Blogs )

An Indian Consulate official has confirmed that veteran actress Sridevi's mortal remains will be ready for repatriation between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Dubai time)/by 3.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time, on Monday.

235. Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ offer better camera, 'Slow-mo' videos ( News and Blogs )

In a bid to take on Apple iPhone X, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones that come with "Super Slow-mo" video, a new "Dual Aperture" lens powering an innovative low-light camera and "AR Emoji" for creating personalised experiences.

236. Sridevi's death: From intuition to shock and condolences ( News and Blogs )

Nation mourns Legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi who passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest at the age of 54.

237. Nasscom, BRI tie-up to develop skills for blockchain adoption, deployment ( Block Chain Technology )

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Canada's Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.

238. Trudeau inspects guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as he inspected a guard of honour.

239. After 70 years of Independence electricity reaches Elephanta Caves ( News and Blogs )

Seventy years after Independence, a 7.5-km long undersea cable has finally brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves.

240. Canadian mission rescinds invitation to Khalistan separatist for Trudeau reception ( News and Blogs )

Amid a raging controversy, the High Commission of Canada on Thursday said that it has rescinded an invitation extended to Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal for a reception in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

241. Nirav Modi fraud case: Enforcement Directorate seizes 9 cars ( News and Blogs )

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday seized nine cars belonging to jeweller Nirav Modi and his companies, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

242. Fire breaks out at Kochi's Refinery, no injuries ( News and Blogs )

Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning.

243. Students create 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet' ( News and Blogs )

In an innovative move, two engineering students from PDA College in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district have created a 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet'.

244. Industrialists promise over Rs 1 lakh cr investment in UP in the next 5 years ( News and Blogs )

The first ever Uttar Pradesh Investor Summit started with a bang when renowned industrialists promise their presence in the state in a big way with assuring an investment to the tune of over Rs 1 lakh crores in next three to five years.

245. PM Modi inaugurates UP Investors' Summit 2018 ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018 along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

246. Nirav Modi's lawyer says PNB termed commercial transactions as fraud ( News and Blogs )

Vijay Aggarwal, the lawyer of businessman Nirav Modi, alleged that Punjab National Bank (PNB) has termed commercial transactions as a fraud.

247. India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II ( News and Blogs )

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on Tuesday test-fired Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile with a strike range of more than 2,000 km, from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

248. Fin Min negates reports claiming Indian banks could take hit of over USD 3bn ( News and Blogs )

The Finance Ministry on Monday rubbed off media reports claiming that Indian banks could take a hit of over USD three billion, in connection with Punjab National Bank (PNB) - Nirav Modi fraud case.

249. CBI files case against Vikram Kothari, raids residence ( News and Blogs )

CBI on Monday registered a case against Rotomac Global Pvt. Ltd and its Director Vikram Kothari on a complaint from Bank of Baroda.

250. Blockchain can transform e-governance: Devendra Fadnavis ( Block Chain Technology )

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that Blockchain can transform e-governance, and that governments must start interacting with technology providers to find a solution to put them to the best possible use.

251. Visiting Canadian PM Trudeau, family visit Akshardham Temple ( News and Blogs )

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday visited the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, along with his family.

252. Loyakk announces world's first blockchain-powered platform for decentralised business networks ( Block Chain Technology )

Loyakk Inc., the provider of enterprise relationship management applications, announced Vega, the world's first blockchain-enabled Enterprise Relationship Management solution for decentralized business networks.

253. Ramco Systems and XinFin join forces to develop hybrid blockchain solution ( Block Chain Technology )

Global enterprise software specialist Ramco Systems and Singapore-based open-source blockchain developer XinFin FinTech Pte Ltd. will join forces to build a breakthrough hybrid blockchain solution.

254. 8K Miles launches blockchain solution 8K Health Edge ( Block Chain Technology )

8K Miles Software Services Limited has launched 8K Health Edge, a proprietary blockchain platform which, may render into solutions for some of the most complex problems in global healthcare.

255. Maharashtra will be India's first trillion-dollar state: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )

Addressing the inaugural session of at Magnetic Maharashtra' Global Investors Summit in Mumbai, PM Modi on Sunday said the Centre's budget reforms have created a new work culture and are transforming the socio-economic landscape.

256. Reliance to invest 60,000 cr in Maharashtra ( News and Blogs )

Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani on Sunday said that his company will invest 60 thousand crores, in a collaborative initiative, over the next ten years, in the state of Maharashtra.

257. Punjab National Bank Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three ( News and Blogs )

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested three in connection with the alleged fraud in the issuance of Letters of Understanding (LoU) worth Rs. 11,400 crore from Punjab National Bank

258. TCS gets listed as World's best employer by Top Employer Institute ( News and Blogs )

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been recognized as the world's best employers by the Top Employer Institute for the consecutive third year.

259. Vitamin C can turn back clock on skin ageing ( Fashion and Beauty )

Turns out, Vitamin C is much more than a go-to cold and flu warding-off ingredient. Along with a boost for your health, it works wonders on your skin.

260. Theater Olympics to kick-start in India for the first time ( News and Blogs )

The biggest international theatre festival, the 8th Theater Olympics, will start on Saturday from Red Fort, wherein India is hosting the event for the first time.

261. Kohli stars as India outplay South Africa in sixth ODI ( News and Blogs )

Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.

262. Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC ( News and Blogs )

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu.

263. Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley's education reforms pave way for quality education ( News and Blogs )

Education and reforms are the need of the hour and the 2018-19 Budget did not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the sector gets it's much required boost and support.

264. Florida high school shooting kills 17 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday in the US state of Florida.

265. Walnuts for heart health ( Health )

For over two decades, walnuts have been shown to improve cardiovascular risk factors by lowering risk factors that are major contributors to heart disease risk.

266. Small Savings Act amended to allow flexibility to investors ( News and Blogs )

The Finance Ministry proposed a merger of the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873.

267. Celebrate Valentine's Day with these 5 tempting desserts ( Food )

268. Celebrate the bond of love at these popular destinations ( Tourism )

Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world with people showing appreciation for their partners. And what better way than travel to celebrate the bond of love.

269. India's advent on world stage must be welcomed, says EU MP ( News and Blogs )

Responsible democracies of the world and groupings like the European Union should invest in India's rise in Asia and welcome New Delhi's advent on the world stage, a Member of the European Parliament has said.

270. Glam up and floor your Valentine ( Fashion and Beauty )

Beauty diva Shahnaz Husain shares some tips and tricks to create a perfect Valentine's Day-worthy look.

271. Mallya asked to pay $90 million claim to BOC Aviation ( News and Blogs )

The High Court in London on Monday ordered embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay an estimated USD 90 million to a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company in claims.

272. Fears regarding MSP scheme 'exaggerated', claims SBI ( News and Blogs )

Amid growing concerns of rising inflation and commodity prices due to an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) hike announced by the Centre, the State Bank of India (SBI) claimed the fears to be "exaggerated."

273. Combing operations underway at Sunjwan Army Camp ( News and Blogs )

Combing operations are underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu, where terrorists stormed in on Saturday, killing five security personnel and one civilian.

274. NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others ( News and Blogs )

Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday.

275. SC to hear plea for probe in Justice Loya case ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by three petitioners seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in the alleged mysterious death of Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge B H Loya.

276. Maldives sends special envoys to 'friendly nations' amid crisis ( News and Blogs )

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three 'friendly nations'- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

277. Inflation projected at 5.1-5.6% in the next fiscal ( News and Blogs )

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday revealed that the estimated inflation for first half of the next fiscal would stand at 5.1 to 5.6 percent. However, RBI Governor Urjit Patel noted that it may ease to 4.6 percent, likely in the second half.

278. India disturbed by declaration of state of emergency in Maldives ( News and Blogs )

India was disturbed by the declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives, following Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday.

279. SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful rocket ( Science & Technology )

Business tycoon Elon Musk's SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the first step in Musk's ambitious dream to send humans to Mars and create a colony on the planet.

280. 22 Indian sailors onboard oil tanker rescued ( News and Blogs )

At least 22 Indian sailors, who were onboard the oil tanker, Marine Express, have been rescued, confirmed External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.

281. VISA, Mastercard make it difficult to buy Bitcoin ( News and Blogs )

Multinational financial services corporation, VISA and Mastercard have now made it more difficult for users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

282. Life ban on Sreesanth: SC issues notice to BCCI ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Monday sought reply from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth's appeal against his life ban in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

283. World''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket launched ( News and Blogs )

Japan successfully launched the world''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket SS-520 series, which measures 10 metres in length and 50 centimetres and is about the size of a utility pole on Saturday, after a failed attempt in January last year.

284. 7 spots for family fun around USA ( Tourism )

285. Historic Ridge in Shimla develops fresh cracks ( News and Blogs )

The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla has developed fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage.The Ridge has been developing cracks for long, and recently during the cleaning of the water tank beneath the ground, fresh cracks were noticed.

286. BCCI announces cash reward for victorious India U-19 team ( News and Blogs )

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh to each player of the Indian Under-19 Cricket team, who made the country proud by lifting their record fourth ICC U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand on Saturday.

287. Manjot guides clinical India to fourth ICC U19 World Cup title (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Promising opener Manjot Kalra's unbeaten 101 guided India to their fourth ICC Under 19 World Cup triumph, as the boys-in-blue beat Australia by eight wickets in the summit clash at the Bay Oval here on Saturday.

288. Of 'untouchables', good friends, memory and mystery (IANS Books) ( Books )

Know a Dalit woman's family history that goes back to the 1930s, when the Independence movement promised freedom but little changed for untouchables; get a refreshing, nuanced take on friendship, love and this crazy thing called life; enhance your learning methods, study techniques, and psychological preparation; and read a crime novel that shatters the conventions of the genre.

289. Industry players appreciate Jaitley's balancing act in Budget 2018-19 ( News and Blogs )

Industry players have by and large appreciated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's balancing act while presenting the Budget proposals for fiscal 2018-19.

290. All you need to know about Budget '18 ( News and Blogs )

As the presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19 culminates, here are some key takeaways from this year's allocation.

291. Budget 2018: Key takeaways for women ( News and Blogs )

Five key takeaways for women from Union Budget 2018. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a number of schemes and measures that are expected to benefit women in the country.

292. No relief in I-T rates, but cess hiked to raise Rs 11,000 cr (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday did not provide any relief in the income tax rates for 2018-19, but increased the cess levied on it by 1 per cent to raise Rs 11,000 crore.

293. Modi govt presents pro-poor budget focused on Bharat, Health and Agri sector ( News and Blogs )

Aiming at the general election next year, the Modi government on Thursday focused on agriculture, health, rural India and poor people, as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced major allocations for these sectors in the Annual Budget for Financial Year 2018-19.

294. Budget 2018 will benefit common man: MoS Finance ( News and Blogs )

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla on Thursday assured that the Union Budget 2018 would benefit both, the common people and the nation.

295. Total Lunar Eclipse - blue moon and super full moon - starts at 1718 hrs ( News and Blogs )

The first Lunar eclipse of the year, with a rare coincidence of a blue moon and a super full moon, will commence today partially from 1718 hrs.

296. Tremors measuring 6.2 felt in Northern states ( News and Blogs )

The Northern parts of the country, including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Wednesday.

297. Epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of brain that affects people of all ages ( Health )

Epilepsy a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain is one of the world's oldest recognized conditions, with written records dating back to 4000 BC.

298. Budget '18: Citizens expecting corporate tax reduction, GDP growth ( News and Blogs )

299. Indian economy will further grow: Industry bodies ( News and Blogs )

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday said they expect the Indian economy to grow further in the coming years

300. Owaisi demands monthly allowance for triple talaq victims ( News and Blogs )

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday criticised triple talaq bill, which is expected to be discussed during the ongoing budget session.

301. Key highlights of Economic Survey 2017-18 ( News and Blogs )

The Budget session of the Parliament began on Monday at 11 am with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind. On this occasion, lets take a look at the highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18.

302. Bruno Mars wins Song of The Year at 60th Grammy Awards ( News and Blogs )

Star performer Bruno Mars' single "That's What I Like" won the Song of the Year honour at the 60th Grammy Awards here.

303. SC to hear contempt plea against 4 states over 'Padmaavat' vandalism ( News and Blogs )

Two contempt petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday against three members of Karni Sena and four state DGPs for allegedly violating the apex court''s order and disrupting law and order in connection with the screening of Hindi film ''Padmaavat''.

304. Cook up delights for the weekend ( Food )

305. Padmaavat vandalism: Two arrested for torching vehicle in Bhopal ( News and Blogs )

Two people have been taken into custody after creating a ruckus and burning vehicles in protest against the film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal.

306. Won't let team Padmaavat earn profit by defaming Rajputs: Karni Sena ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court's green signal for all-India screening of "Padmaavat" notwithstanding, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said the Rajput organisation won't allow the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial to be released as it shows the Rajput queen in less than honourable light.

307. ''Padmaavat'' champions cachet of Rajputs ( News and Blogs )

Despite all the buzz from the Rajput Karni Sena threatening to disrupt theatres screening the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s war epic ''Padmaavat'' upholds the honour and dignity of Queen Padmavati.

308. A mix of popular dishes from the states of India ( Food )

With 29 states providing food ranging from the spiciest dishes to the blandest preparations, the variety of food that India has to offer is simply mind boggling.

309. Lalu, Jagannath Mishra convicted in Chaibasa treasury case ( News and Blogs )

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra were found guilty by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam, on Wednesday.

310. PM Modi invokes 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at World Economic Forum ( News and Blogs )

Highlighting the importance of unity in solving the various global problems, Prime Minister Modi stressed on the age-old mantra of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.

311. Netaji's daughter says her father experienced mixed fortune ( News and Blogs )

Germany-based economist, Professor Anita Bose Pfaff, the only child of one of the heroes of the Indian independence struggle, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, feels her father experienced mixed fortune.

312. India's growing rich-poor divide: Richest 1% gross 73% wealth in 2017 ( News and Blogs )

India's richest, just 1 per cent of its 1.3 billion people, grossed 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017 while the wealth of the poorest half of Indians -- some 67 crore -- rose by only one per cent, according to a report by Oxfam.

313. Full dress rehearsal of R-Day Parade to be held today ( News and Blogs )

The Republic day parade rehearsal will begin at 9:50 a.m. from Vijay Chowk and proceed to Red Fort. All the offices in the surrounding area of Rajpath will remain closed till 1 p.m. on Tuesday

314. Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a round table meeting with the CEOs of top global companies before his keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Tuesday morning.

315. PM Modi wishes for happier society on Basant Panchami ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the nation and wished for happier society on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami


316. Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said.

317. GST Council slashes tax on 29 items, 54 services ( News and Blogs )

GST Council decided to slash the GST rate on 54 services and 29 items, including old and used motor vehicles, public transport buses run on bio-fuels, sugar-boiled confectionery and packaged water, but could not finalise measures for simplification of the GSTN returns.

318. Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector of J-K ( News and Blogs )

The Pakistani troops on Friday once again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

319. Google 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage AI ( Computers )

Google announced the launch of Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited machine learning expertise to build high quality, custom AI models to improve their product or service.

320. MT Genessa oil tanker: India Coast Guard fire fight on ( News and Blogs )

Three Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels, nine Tugs from KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier continues to douse the flames on the MT Genessa oil tanker, which broke out yesterday, off the coast of Kandla.

321. PM Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad for road show, iCreate Center inauguration ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have arrived in Ahmedabad and will shortly undertake an eight-kilometer-long road show, which will end at the Sabarmati Ashram.

322. Centre withdraws subsidy for Haj pilgrims ( News and Blogs )

The Union government on Tuesday scrapped the Haj subsidy for pilgrims as the fund will instead be used for the empowerment of minorities from this year.

323. Modi invites Israeli defence firms to make in India, both countries pledge to fight terror ( News and Blogs )

India and Israel on Monday pledged to fight terror with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inviting Israeli companies to take advantage of the liberalised FDI regime in defence sector and to make more in India.

324. TN CM, Dy. CM reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event ( News and Blogs )

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam reached Madurai's Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event.

325. India celebrates 70th Army Day ( News and Blogs )

On the 70th Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday.

326. Kites with messages seeking Jadhav's release flown in Vadodra ( News and Blogs )

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, kites and balloons in Vadodra were flown with a message to release the Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on a death row in Pakistan over charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency RAW.

327. Google's first India Cloud Platform set to empower enterprises, SMBs (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )

Several Indian enterprises have chosen Google Cloud to grow their businesses in the past few years. With the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region now live in the country, the behemoth is one step closer to helping more local firms embrace Cloud.

328. ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite ( News and Blogs )

India successfully launched its 100th satellite 'Cartosat-2 Series' using PSLV-C40 launch vehicle, which is carrying 31 satellites, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota Island on Friday.

329. Cold wave chokes rail, road, air traffic in Northern India ( News and Blogs )

Several parts of North India, including Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region, were engulfed in dense fog as temperatures continue to dip on Wednesday.

330. Cabinet permits foreign investment of upto 49% in Air India ( News and Blogs )

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday said foreign airlines would be able to invest up to 49 percent in Air India under approval route subject to two conditions

331. SC has no right to 'make' laws: AIMPLB on triple talaq ( News and Blogs )

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday raised questions over the Supreme Court's move in the triple talaq issue and said the court does not have the right to 'make' the law.

332. PM Modi says India not eying anyone's territory ( News and Blogs )

PM Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India was not eyeing on anyone's territory as the country's focus has always been on capacity building and resource development.

333. New marine spider species named after Bob Marley ( Animals and Plant Life )

A team of researchers has discovered a new water-adapted species of spiders from tropical Queensland, Australia, and have named it after a renowned Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley.

334. Heavy security deployed ahead of Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally' ( News and Blogs )

Heavy security has been deployed ahead of Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally', to be held at Parliament Street, Delhi on Tuesday, despite Delhi police denying permission for the event.

335. Army chief pitches for 'Arthashastra', 'Chanakya Niti' ( News and Blogs )

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday called for modernisation of the armed forces, adding the time has come to look take cues from the 'Arthashastra' and 'Chanakya Niti'.

336. Golden Globes 2018: Who won what! ( News and Blogs )

The 2018 Golden Globes Awards saw Martin McDonagh's ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' as the big winner in the film categories.Here''s the complete list of 2018 Golden Globes winners, as reported by E! Online.

337. Terrorists planned to storm Akshardham Temple: ATS ( News and Blogs )

A suspected militant on Monday has divulged that they were hatching a plan to storm the Akshardham Temple and disrupt the Republic Day parade on January 26 in the national capital.

338. Lalu gets 3.5 yrs of jail in fodder scam case ( News and Blogs )

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad to 3.5 years of jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh in the fodder scam case.

339. GST impact to slowdown India's 2017-18 GDP growth to 6.5% (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

Implementation of GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down India's growth to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, official data showed on Friday, even as industry analysts projected economic growth to be higher due to a favourable base effect.

340. Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad express ordeal over ban on glass coated 'manjha' ( News and Blogs )

Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad on Saturday expressed distress over nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated 'manjha', stating that if a ban had to be implemented, it should have been done a year ago and not days before the peak time of their business.

341. Invest smart with these asset class investment options ( News and Blogs )

In this day and age, Fixed Deposits, investment in gold, Real Estate and many other traditional options are losing ground. Here are some of the alternate investment options

342. Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records (IANS Books) ( Books )

From Rajinder Puri's collection of his best political cartoons; the food that helps us strengthen our mind and memory; guidelines on road safety through very interesting stories written by a bunch of contemporary writers; to hundreds of exciting new records that mark our nation IANS bookshelf has a varied fare.

343. Fatwa bans Muslim women from marrying into families of bank employees ( News and Blogs )

The largest seminary in the country, Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued a fatwa asking Muslim women to not marry into a family whose members work in banks, citing that the income from banking jobs is considered 'haram' (forbidden) earnings.

344. Aadhaar data fully safe, no breach possible: UIDAI ( News and Blogs )

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday denied breach or leak of Aadhaar data after a newspaper reported it bought unrestricted access to the details of over one billion Aadhaar numbers -- for just Rs 500.

345. Shiv Sena tears into Center over Bhima-Koregaon violence ( News and Blogs )

The Shiv Sena on Thursday tore into the state and the central government for the ongoing protests in Maharashtra by the Dalit outfits against the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

346. Maharashtra bandh: Section 144 imposed in Thane till Jan 4 ( News and Blogs )

Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra's Thane area till midnight of January 4, in the wake of the statewide band called by the dalit outfits, protesting against the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

347. IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to select committee ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Medical Association on Tuesday called off its 12-hour countrywide shutdown of OPD services at all private hospitals in the country, after the government agreed to its demand and sent the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 to a select committee.

348. Ex IMA chief says Medical Commission Bill 'gateway for corruption' ( News and Blogs )

Former president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) KK Agarwal on Tuesday said that the National Medical Commission Bill, which will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, would open gateway for future corruption.

349. Rajinikanth launches website for political change (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Superstar Rajinikanth, who made waves on Sunday by plunging into electoral politics, on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to sign up in his campaign to bring about a political change in Tamil Nadu.

350. Destinations that were a hit with photographers in 2017 ( News and Blogs )

Are you a travel and photography fan? If yes, then you must visit these picturesque and exotic locations. Here are some of the best destinations for photography-related travel.

351. Taxpayers granted 10-day extension for filing GSTR-1 ( News and Blogs )

In a decision that would provide relief to last-minute taxpayers, the Centre has decided to extend the last date for filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns to January 10, 2018.

352. Commercial, cooperative banks to be treated 'at par', asserts Jaitley ( News and Blogs )

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said no income tax exemption would be provided to profit-making cooperative banks, adding that they should be treated at par with commercial banks, owing to their method of functioning.

353. Loss of life in Kamla Mills could have been averted: Eyewitness ( News and Blogs )

At least 14 people were killed, 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel locality early on Friday.

354. Quick fixes to get ready for New Year party ( Fashion and Beauty )

Shahnaz Husain doles out some quick fixes to look flawless this New Year's Eve. Try out these fixes to impress many with your flawless face and shiny hair, this party season.

355. Sigh of relief for victims as Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Parliament ( News and Blogs )

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was tabled in Lok Sabha, in a bid to secure women's rights and justice.

356. Mumbai rooftop pub fire kills 14 ( News and Blogs )

At least 14 people were killed, 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel locality early on Friday, an official said.

357. Jairam Thakur sworn-in as new Himachal CM ( News and Blogs )

Jairam Thakur was on Wednesday sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, and other senior party leaders.

358. Understanding Congestive heart failure ( Health )

Heart failure is the term used for the condition describing the inability of the heart to keep up with the demands on it, specifically the failure of the heart to pump blood with normal efficiency.

359. Rs. 80,808 crores collected under GST in Dec ( News and Blogs )

The total collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of December 2017 has been Rs. 80,808 crores till 25th December 2017, a notification from the Ministry of Finance said.

360. Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM ( News and Blogs )

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was sworn-in as the chief minister of Gujarat, at the Gandhinagar Sachivalaya Ground in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat.

361. Exploring Great Winter Festivals of India ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Plan an extraordinary journey this winter, to explore the exotic and vibrant culture of India via its festivals.

362. Waited for seven years; coudn't find concrete evidence: CBI Judge in 2G case verdict ( News and Blogs )

As the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court finally pronounced its judgement in the 2G spectrum allocation case, OP Saini, the judge in the case, in his copy of verdict, said he waited for all these years for someone to provide concrete evidence against the accused, but 'not a single soul turned up.'

363. This is what court said in 2G spectrum case verdict ( News and Blogs )

A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday acquitted all 19 accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, which has sent a wave of happiness among the Congress party and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party members.

364. 2G ''scam'' was massive propaganda against UPA without any foundation: Manmohan ( News and Blogs )

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose image took a battering due to the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, on Thursday said the court''s verdict acquitting all accused has proved that all the "massive propaganda against the UPA was without any foundation".

365. Verdict on 2G scam cases pronounced, all accused acquitted ( News and Blogs )

All accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases - including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi - have been acquitted by a Special CBI court in Delhi.

366. Trump unveils American strategy' with 'leadership role for India' (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump has said Washington will support a "leadership role" for India in the "broader" Indo-Pacific region as he unveiled his "America First National Strategy".

367. Hard fought victory in Gujarat sees Rahul emerging stronger, despite loss ( News and Blogs )

In the Gujarat Assembly elections, it was not a battle between the newly-elected Congress President Rahul Gandhi versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- it was Rahul versus the entire government machinery and more.

368. 5 smart resolutions for the New Year ( News and Blogs )

More than half of December is gone, and this is a good time to not just make a to-do list for 2018 but also stick to it and complete it. Here are five smart resolutions to make for the coming year

369. Three nutrients that can help prevent memory loss ( Health )

With literally thousands of different supplements on the market, many of them claiming to help with memory, it can be quite daunting to know which, if any, you can take to help slow memory loss.

370. PM Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes unassailable lead in Gujarat, HP ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped out of his car, greeted the media with a 'namastey' and flashed a victory sign, while entering the Parliament, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks comfortably placed to sweep the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls.

371. After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday pledged to retain power as its candidates forged ahead of the main opposition Congress in 98 of the 182 Assembly seats, six more than the half-way mark needed to control the House.

372. BJP poised to take power in Himachal (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections on Monday.

373. Congress giving tough fight to BJP in early trends ( News and Blogs )

Gujarat's ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress were locked in a neck and neck contest as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the just ended Assembly elections.

374. Rahul Gandhi: From a reluctant leader to party president ( News and Blogs )

Rahul Gandhi (47 yrs) on Saturday was officially declared party president in a ceremony held at the party's 24 Akbar Road headquarters in New Delhi, and was given the certificate of Congress president by Mullappally Ramachandran,the chairman of the party's central election authority.

375. NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime ( News and Blogs )

National Commission of Women's (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence.

376. Amaravati will be a pollution free city: CM Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu while speaking at AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) workshop on Friday said that Amaravati will be developed as a blue-green city and it will be pollution as well as traffic free.

377. SC extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till March 31, 2018 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar to various government schemes, as well as mobile phones and bank accounts, from December 31 to March 31, 2018.

378. This is how Google AI helped NASA discover two exoplanets ( News and Blogs )

With an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star which is 2,545 light-years from Earth, our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, NASA and Google said in a statement late on Thursday.

379. PM Modi commissions INS Kalvari, first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy terming it a significant new era "to boost India's defence and security".

380. Voting for second-phase of Gujarat polls begin ( News and Blogs )

The voting for the second-phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections has begun in more than 25,000 polling stations covering 93 constituencies. A total of 851 candidates are in the fray and over 2.22 lakh people will take part in the election to decide their fate.

381. Indo-UK joint military exercise heading to a close ( News and Blogs )

The Indo-UK joint military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior 2017', the two-week long training session which began on December 1 at Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan's Bikaner is heading to a close.

382. Oyster Opera | The Theme Village ( Tourism )

Oyster Opera at Padanna in the district of Kasaragod, Kerala, tempts visitors with hideouts totally cut off from the hustle and bustle of the city and a range of gourmet delicacies. The retreat is surrounded by a number of tiny palm-fringed islands with plantations of coconut and wild mangroves, with an undeveloped beach and an estuary. All facilities are built with the locally available materials ensuring absolutely no damage to the rich habitation of this virgin land.Inaugurated in the year of 2007 “Oyster Opera” was the brainchild of Mr. G.S Gul .

383. Thiruvambadi Temple, Elambachi | Kasaragod ( Tourism )

Sree Thiruvambadi temple is located at a place called Elambachi in the southern part of Trikaripur in Kasaragod district of Kerala.The main deity in this temple at first was Dharmashasta, who is none other than Lord Ayyapan. Later on idols of Lord Shiva and Krishna were also installed here at this temple. It is believed that this temple is about 1500 years old.

384. Hearing on petition seeking lifetime ban on convicted legislators in SC to continue ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a lifetime ban on convicted and charge-sheeted MPs and MLAs from contesting elections.

385. Sree Chakrapani Temple | The Sanctum Of Divinity ( Tourism )

Sree Chakrapani Temple is located at a distance of 2 kms from the Thrikaripur railway station at a place called Elambachi in Kasaragod district of Kerala. The temple situates in a vast scenic and serene area. It is believed that this temple was built by Lord Parasurama during his temple building journeys across Kerala. The temple surroundings are salubrious and is filled with an aura of sanctity and serenity.

386. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma ties the knot (in Pictures) ( News and Blogs )

After months of speculations and weeks of making headlines, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli tied the knot in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy on December 11,2017 ..see pictures

387. PM Modi to travel in India's first ever sea plane from Sabarmati river to Dharoi Dam ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel in a sea plane,from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam in the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country, on Tuesday.

388. Edayilakkad Snake Temple | The Abode of Serpent Gods ( Tourism )

Between the deep forests of Kasaragod, lies a sacred snake grove named Edayilakkad Nagalayam. Idols of snake are placed in a concrete plot where one comes and pray for their well-being.The temple is also famous for its special powers to grant children to the childless couples. A visit to the Edayilakkad Snake Temple is definitely bound to fill anyone with an aura of spirituality and mystery.

389. Rahul Gandhi: The reluctant prince comes into his own ( News and Blogs )

Rahul Gandhi has been formally declared as the Congress Party president. Congress' Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul for the coveted post.

390. Edakkal Caves | Wayanad ( Tourism )

Fred Fawcett discovered the Edakkal caves, in the year 1890. The Edakkal caves are one of the very few specimens of abraded drawings, dating to the pre-historic ages in India. There are several interesting engravings representing human and animal figures and objects of human use and symbols in the caves. A visit to the Edakkal caves in Wayanad will definitely be time well spent and an experience to be remembered for a long time.

391. Russian Foreign Minister arrives in India for trilateral meet ( News and Blogs )

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov arrived in New Delhi to attend 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers' meeting to be held on Monday, while Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived on Sunday.

392. Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, here with immediate effect, after the hospital erroneously declared a newborn dead.

393. Pookot Lake | Paddle In Serenity ( Tourism )

Around 13kms from Kalpetta, lies the Pookot Lake one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the hole of Wayanad. The lake surrounded by tall trees and dense forests that line along the pathway around the lake provides a rich visual treat for one’s eyes. Boating here is a memorable experience. Tourists can avail boating facilities, to enjoy the serene waters of this enchanting lake. The best time to pay a visit to Pookot Lake would be after August till May.

394. Hockey World League Final: India to face Argentina in semis ( News and Blogs )

India will take on Argentina on Friday in the semi finals of the Hockey World League Final at Bhubaneswar.

395. Exploring Ranipuram : The Hill Station Of Bewitching Beauty ( Tourism )

Located 85 kilometers from Kasargod town, Ranipuram is a hill station with bewitching beauty. An unexplored territory for trekkers, nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, Ranipuram holds immense potential for ecotourism and could develop into a premier hill station in Kerala with the judicious development of amenities. Ranipuram can be reached via Kanhangad and Panathady. You can hire jeeps from Panathady which is 10kms away.

396. Delhi's air quality improves slightly, but still 'very poor' ( News and Blogs )

The air quality in Delhi-NCR that had plummeted to the dangerous "severe" category, improved slightly on Thursday, but it still remained "very poor".

397. Uthralikavu Pooram | An Annual Temple Festival Celebrated With Pomp And Gaiety! ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Uthralikavu is a Rudhramahakali temple is situated at a picturesque location in Wadakkancherry on the southern part of Thrissur district. The temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is famous for its annual pooram festival held in February / March every year. In fact, Uthralikavu Pooram, an eight-day celebration highlighted by day and night elephant processions is the most popular event in the region.

398. FICCI recommends tax rate cuts for individuals, businesses to spur demand ( News and Blogs )

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday stressed on the need for tax rate cuts across the board for individuals and businesses to spur domestic investment and demand, and retain India's global competitiveness.

399. Akash missile tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker ( News and Blogs )

Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired on Tuesday with an indigenous radio frequency seeker, from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha around 1.40 p.m.

400. Tribute to Shashi Kapoor - Obituary by Vikas Datta ( News and Blogs )

Be it romantic heroes, 'common man' roles, decadent princes, aging poets and even angels, Shashi Kapoor brought the same charm and intensity to all of them. Tribute to the late actor who passed away on 5th Dec 2017.

401. 2G scam: I have faith in judiciary, says A Raja ( News and Blogs )

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja, who is one of the accused in the 2G spectrum scam, said on Tuesday that he had faced a trial and has faith in the judicial system of the country.

402. Kerala Festivals | Similar Yet So Different ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Typical festivals of rural Kerala, followed by the Hindu community are called ‘Vela’s’ or ‘pooram’s’. Most of these ‘vela’s or ‘pooram’s’, though based on different myths or folklores, share certain common characteristics or elements all across Kerala. Let's take a look.

403. 'Queen of Herbs' Tulsi, the natural cure for most diseases ( Health )

This inexpensive herb, Tulsi, seen in every house across the Indian subcontinent is a virtual tonic for your body.

404. Cylcone Ockhi: Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges ( News and Blogs )

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cylcone Ockhi within the next 48 hrs.

405. Charges against me are false, baseless, says Vijay Mallya ( News and Blogs )

Ahead of appearing before London's Westminster Court on Monday, liquor baron Vijay Mallya said the charges against him were false, fabricated and baseless.

406. Madras War Cemetery | War In History And Memory ( Tourism )

As a tribute to the men and women who laid down their lives in the Second World War, the Madras War Cemetery was set up in 1952 by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is located in Nandambakkam, Chennai and is currently maintained by the CWGC in partnership with the Government of India. Every year a prominent personality is invited to grace the occasion and coronals are offered at the Stone of Remembrance and the Cross of Sacrifice, accompanied with a little prayer to pay homage to the departed souls.

407. Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Congress President's post ( News and Blogs )

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination papers for the post of party chief at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi.

408. Startups in India that are leading the race in AI in 2017 ( Science & Technology )

With a lot of development in AI happening around the globe, India is coming up with equally unique perspectives on the field, as their other developed counterparts.

409. Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

410. Kodumon Palliyara Temple For Curing Spider Bites ( Tourism )

There are thousands of big and small temples dedicated to goddess Durga across the country. Here is one which is a Durga temple and yet peculiar for the worship of spiders. Only one of its kind in south India, the temple bears a unique power and a title to go with it. The famous Kodumon Palliyara Devi Temple also known as Spider temple or Chilandi Ambalam in Pathanamthitta, Kerala is believed to cure even the most serious skin ailments caused by spider venom. The holy water from Chilanthi Kinar (Spider Well), situated beside the sanctum sanctorum is said to have amazing curative properties against skin diseases.

411. Mannady Temple | Pathanamthitta ( Tourism )

Unlike other temples, the temple at Mannadi stands out for its unique and peculiar traits observed in its customs and traditions. It is the only temple in Pathanamthitta, the religious hub of Kerala, where the deity is believed to have appeared by itself.

412. Of love, romance, friends and mythology (IANS Books) ( Books )

book releases in November 2017

413. Eight killed in Kerala, TN as cyclone Ockhi brings heavy rains ( News and Blogs )

At least eight people were killed and scores injured as heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds battered south Kerala coast and neighbouring Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu on Thursday as cyclone Ockhi heads towards Lakshadweep islands.

414. Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations ( News and Blogs )

Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations from the cyclonic storm Ockhi, that has created massive destruction in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and is now moving towards Lakshwadeep Islands.

415. ISKCON Temple | Bengaluru ( Tourism )

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Mandir, Bangalore offers a truly commendable experience to visitors and devotees from a spiritual, architectural and general perspective. The temple does not discriminate its visitors on the basis of religion, color or socio-economic status. ISKCON Temple is open for darshana from 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 12.50 pm and 4 pm to 8.20 pm everyday.

416. Marari Beach | Alleppey ( Tourism )

Marari Beach is a pristine bliss hidden away from the stress of the strenuous city life. The beach is located in a quaint fishermen village in Kerala, Mararikulam, one of the serene and secluded villages in Aleppey. Marari gets its name from this 100-year-old fishing village.The unspoiled beauty of Marari Beach, lined with swaying coconut palms makes us spell bound that we would never want to leave.

417. Punjab police busts plot of foreign-based radical extremists ( News and Blogs )

Thwarting vicious plot of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the Indian security forces recently arrested some dreaded pro-Khalistan extremists from Punjab.

418. Chavakkad Beach | Thrissur ( Tourism )

Chavakkad beach is situated 5 Kilometers from Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple, Thrissur, on the coast of the Arabian Sea.The beach is famous for the Azhimukam, the place where the river abuts with the salinity of the sea.Myth says that Namboothiries, high caste Hindu families who settled here cursed their counterparts who had converted to Christianity during the time of St Thomas, and thus Chavakad got its name from Shapakkad, which literally means 'cursed forest'.

419. China quietly but relentlessly becoming global super power, says expert ( News and Blogs )

Writer David Ignatius,WP has said the recent meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Trump in Beijing during the latter's first visit to China significantly revealed a possible but understated grand and ambitious strategy on the part of Beijing.

420. GES reflects rapid growth of US-India strategic partnership: US State Department ( News and Blogs )

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 reflects South Asia's strong entrepreneurial-ship achievements and future as well as the rapid growth of the United States-India Strategic Partnership, says U.S. State Department has said.

421. Best out of waste - DIY Craft Ideas ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Best out of waste - DIY Craft Ideas

422. US sole target of nuclear programme: N Korean Official ( News and Blogs )

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan.A senior North Korean official has stated that its nuclear weapons programme was intended only for the United States and the Asian countries were safe.

423. U.S.-India Business Council unveils mentorship program for women entrepreneurs ( News and Blogs )

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) on Tuesday announced a collaborative initiative titled "Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE)" with key women leaders to offer leadership, mentoring, and development opportunities.

424. Meet Hamish, youngest entrepreneur at GES ( News and Blogs )

Hamish Finlayson,13 yrs, youngest app developer from Australia, is the centre of attraction among 1,500 delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which began in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

425. Elephants And Kerala Culture ( Animals and Plant Life )

Elephant, the biggest land animal and the traditionally tamed animal of India, is the official animal of Kerala. They play an important part in Kerala culture. Elephants are held in high esteem form part and parcel of the rituals associated with the temple festivals of Kerala. 

426. PM Modi, Ivanka Trump to inaugurate GES 2017 today ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will be inaugurating and addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad today.

427. 'I sold tea, not the nation': PM Modi attacks Congress ( News and Blogs )

Latching on to the Congress, more than twice, taking reference to his beginning as a tea vendor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the grand old party over the numerous scams that allegedly took place under the UPA's tenure.

428. India successfully tests world's fastest supersonic 'BrahMos' missile ( News and Blogs )

India has created history on Wednesday after it successfully flight-tested the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile from the Indian Air Forces (IAF) front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.

429. Three killed as Vasco Da Gama express derails in UP ( News and Blogs )

At least three passengers were killed and over seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, railways officials said.

430. President Kovind approves Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code amendment ordinance ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his consent to the ordinance for amendments to be made under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets.

431. How to maintain the elegance of Banarasi Silk ( Fashion and Beauty )

Every Indian woman's wardrobe has a magnificent Banarasi silk saree. Here are the steps to maintain the timeless elegance of Banarasi silk

432. Paresh Rawal deletes his 'Chai-Wala- Bar-Wala' tweet, issues apology ( News and Blogs )

In a mid-night drama, veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal wrote and deleted a tweet regarding the 'Yuva Desh's derogatory meme. However, he later issued an apology for 'hurting feelings'.

433. 51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting ( News and Blogs )

A total of 51 countries will participate in the 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting, opening on Monday in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.

434. Leonardo da Vinci artwork auctioned for $450.3 mn ( News and Blogs )

Christie's auction house has sold a painting, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, for $450.3 million.

435. Swamy welcomes Saudi Arabia's approval of Yoga as sports activity ( News and Blogs )

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision of listing Yoga under sports activities, and said that the Muslim clerics of India continued to remain conservative even as the Islamic world was progressing.

436. Children's Day 2017: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation in paying tribute to former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.

437. 135 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border ( News and Blogs )

At least 135 people were killed and over thousands injured after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border area, the media reported.

438. Polling begins for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections ( News and Blogs )

Voting began for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning, wherein 338 candidates are contesting across 68 seats in the hilly state.

439. Demonetisation anniversary: Where the shoe pinches ( News and Blogs )

It was last year, when everybody in India suddenly got to know that most of their cash no longer had any value. The old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes - 86 percent of currency in circulation - were scrapped after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected announcement during a surprise television address.

440. Mary Kom storms into Asian Boxing Championships final ( News and Blogs )

Five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom on Tuesday cruised into the 48-kg finals of the Asian Boxing Championships after beating Japans Tsubasa Komura 5-0 to stay on course for her fifth gold medal in the continental event.

441. 714 Indian links exposed in 'Paradise Papers' ( News and Blogs )

India ranks 19th among 180 countries whose citizens and companies sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens abroad, according to a fresh global investigation whose first lot of revelations were published on Monday.

442. Facial peels to pamper your skin and make it spotless ( Fashion and Beauty )

For a healthy and spot free skin, here are some facial peels, suggested by Dr Prabhu Mishra from StemGenn Therapeutics in New Delhi, that can give you an impressive look at affordable prices.

443. India, Bangladesh to hold joint military combat exercise ( News and Blogs )

The Indian and the Bangladeshi army are all set to take part in "Exercise Sampriti", an intensive combat exercise at India's Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram from November 6 to 18.

444. World Bank CEO assures 'full unwavering commitment' to India ( News and Blogs )

Addressing the 'India's Business Reforms' session at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva assured complete 'unwavering commitment' and support to fuel India's growth momentum.

445. President Kovind greets nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

President Ram Nath Kovind extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Saturday, and urged all to follow the steps of the Sikh Guru.

446. Heavy rain leads to waterlogging, traffic snarls in Chennai ( News and Blogs )

Heavy rain lashed several parts of Chennai on Thursday night leading to water logging and traffic jams in many areas.

447. NTPC Explosion: Death toll rises to 22, injured 66 ( News and Blogs )

At least 22 people have been killed and 66 injured as an ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the NTPC plant in Unchahar area of Raebareli on Wednesday, reported the Raebareli District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri on Thursday.

448. CIA releases files recovered in Osama bin Laden raid ( News and Blogs )

The CIA has released a thousands of files seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, including personal photographs of his family and insight into the Al Qaeda's global leadership, the media reported.

449. No ease of doing business in India, GST ruined everything: Rahul Gandhi ( News and Blogs )

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said there is no ease of doing business in India as it has been ruined by the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's decision to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

450. Terror attack near 9/11 site in New York kills 8 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

In the second terror attack within a month in the US, a man wielding a truck as a weapon on Tuesday ploughed through bicyclists and pedestrians on a street near the site of the 9/11 attack killing eight persons - most of them tourists.

451. Heena Sidhu on a roll, wins gold at Commonwealth Shooting C''ships ( News and Blogs )

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sindhu continued her rich vein of form this year as she bagged gold in women''s 10m Air Pistol event here at Commonwealth Shooting Championships on Tuesday.

452. India beat Malaysia in women's hockey Asia Cup ( News and Blogs )

India continued their winning form as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in their last Pool A match at the Womens Asia Cup held at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium in Japan on Tuesday.

453. Hockey Asia Cup 2017: Indian eves trounce China 4-1 ( News and Blogs )

The Indian women's hockey team came up with an all-round performance to beat dangerous China 4-1 in their second Pool A match at the Asia Cup 2017 in Japan at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium on Monday.

454. India, Italy sign six MoUs to boost bilateral relations ( News and Blogs )

Seeking to further "strengthen and reinvigorate" the bilateral relationship between two countries, India and Italy on Monday signed six MoUs after a top-level delegation talks between PM Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni.

455. Srikanth clinches French Open; lifts fourth title of year ( News and Blogs )

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to clinch the men's singles French Open Super Series title here on Sunday.

456. SC asks TV channels to create awareness on health hazards in Blue Whale game ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Friday said the national broadcasting channel Doordarshan and private channels should create awareness on health hazards in Blue Whale Challenge game by telecasting it in their prime time programmes.

457. SC to hear Asaram Bapu's bail plea today ( News and Blogs )

The lawyer of self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu will on Friday apply for an interim bail before the Supreme Court, in connection with a rape case registered against his client in Gujarat.

458. NIA files chargesheet against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik ( News and Blogs )

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed chargesheet against Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik in its special court in Mumbai.

459. Appointment of Kashmir interlocutor will not impact Army operations: Army Chief ( News and Blogs )

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the appointment of an interlocutor for dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir will not have any impact on the Army's operations in the troubled state.

460. Gujarat Assembly elections: State to go to polls in two phases on Dec. 9, 14 ( News and Blogs )

The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The counting of votes will be held on December 18.

461. Girija Devi: Queen of Thumri, jewel of Hindustani classical music ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Gifted with a resonating magical voice that captivated the refined listeners of Hindustani classical music for generations, Girija Devi played a key part in popularising and raising the profile of Thumri, that gave her the appellation 'Thumri queen'.

462. Singapore passport is world's 'most powerful' ( News and Blogs )

Singapore's passport has been announced as the most powerful in the world as it secured the top spot in the 'Passport Index' most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159, the first for an Asian country, followed by Germany and Sweden.

463. TN lawyer moves SC on Jayalalitha's death probe ( News and Blogs )

Tamil Nadu advocate moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday against a Madras High Court order forbidding a probe on former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death.

464. Delhi: 100 shops affected after fire breaks out in Kamla Market ( News and Blogs )

Fire broke out in Delhi's Kamla Market in the late hours of Monday, taking into its grip around 100 shops.

465. Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Lee Hyun Il to win maiden Denmark Open title ( News and Blogs )

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth ended India's 38-year wait for a men's singles Denmark Open Super Series Premier title as he beat South Korea's Lee Hyun Il 21-10, 21-5 in just 25 minutes to win his maiden Denmark Open Super Series Premier title on Sunday.

466. 'I am Helpless' - How GST is breaking backbone of Indian Handloom Weavers ( News and Blogs )

Unnati Silks, working extensively since 1980 in the field of Handloom and Handcrafted Textiles at the grass root level, tries to explain major factors affecting the weavers due to implementation of GST.

467. Indian techies driving Next-Gen cyber security architecture: McAfee CEO ( News and Blogs )

As enterprises the world over scout for next-generation cyber security architecture to mitigate attacks, the Indian systems integrator (SI) community is helping major companies embrace state-of-the-art security structures.

468. MSRTC calls off five-day strike ( News and Blogs )

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Saturday called off their five-day strike from October 17 demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission.

469. Of Sindhis, patriarchy, mythology and love (IANS Books) ( Books )

470. PM Modi exchanges Diwali sweets, pleasantries with soldiers in J&K ( News and Blogs )

PM Modi exchanged sweets and pleasantries with army soldiers and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District on Thursday on the occasion of Diwali.

471. Shahnaz Husain's Nature Secrets For Beautiful Skin ( Fashion and Beauty )

Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain gives her valuable input on natural ingredients that can add a glow to your skin and condition your hair.

472. PM Modi to inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda today ( News and Blogs )

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Tuesday.

473. Aarushi murder case: Talwars to walk free today ( News and Blogs )

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who have been acquitted in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, will be freed from Dasna jail in Ghaziabad today.

474. India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space ( News and Blogs )

475. India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space ( News and Blogs )

India has called upon the international community to work together to prevent the weaponisation of outer space and endeavour to formulate a global pact to avoid an arms race in space, at the Conference on Disarmament held in New york.

476. Aarushi murder case: Nupur, Rajesh Talwar acquitted ( News and Blogs )

The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the parents of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar, who was found murdered nine years back in Noida, in connection with the double murder case, which shook the nation in 2008.

477. Maintain healthy weight to curb risk of cancer (October 11 is World Obesity Day) ( News and Blogs )

Be warned -- for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow, putting you at increased risk of many diseases, including cancer.

478. Unemployment haunts Indian youth -Feature by Bappaditya Chatterjee ( News and Blogs )

The fifth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey, 2015-16, shows that with rising education levels, the unemployment rate has also gone up in the age group of 18-29 years and was found to be maximum with 18.4 per cent based on the Usual Principal Status Approach at the all-India level.

479. Kerala to probe ex-CM Chandy in Solar Scam case (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.

480. SEBI alleges Sahara of obstruction in Amby Valley project auction ( News and Blogs )

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday moved a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against business conglomerate Sahara Group for alleged obstruction in the auction of the Amby Valley city project in Pune.

481. Mental Health: Scientific techniques to fight depression ( Health )

As per WHO estimates, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally. Here are somealternative coping strategies to reverse depression without having to resort to antidepressants.

482. Godhra train burning case: Gujarat HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts into life imprisonment ( News and Blogs )

The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence to 11 convicts, in connection with the 2002 Godhra train burning case, into life imprisonment.

483. Dharmendra Pradhan raises with OPEC issue of premium being charged on oil ( News and Blogs )

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan spoke to visiting Secretary General of the OPEC that they should work towards "responsible pricing," which is important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons.

484. GST has become 'simpler' after council's recommendations: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )

PM Modi said that the Good and Service Tax (GST) has become simpler after the council's recommendations and that it was well in line with the government's constant endeavour to safeguard citizens' interests and ensure the growth of India's economy.

485. Seven killed in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal ( News and Blogs )

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter Mi-17 V5 crashed on Friday in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the India-China border, killing all seven people on board, an official said.

486. India's economy will get on track soon: World Bank ( News and Blogs )

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the recent slowdown in India's economic growth is an "aberration" caused by temporary disruptions in preparation for the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and asserted that it will get corrected in the near future.

487. Indians can buy Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL in November (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Betting big on the best combination of artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware, Google on Wednesday launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones starting from around Rs. 60,000, and refreshed Daydream View virtual reality (VR) headset for India.

488. Don't miss the signs of Heart Failure ( Health )

A light-headed feeling and increased heart rate are some of the signs of heart failure that one should not ignore, say experts.

489. Clashes between rebels and armed forces in South Sudan leave nearly 100 dead ( News and Blogs )

At least 100 people have been killed in the clashes between government armed forces and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar in Waat town in the northeastern state of Bieh, South Sudan.

490. Implementation of GST has rendered short-term prospects uncertain, admits Urjit Patel ( News and Blogs )

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday announced keeping the repo rate unchanged at six percent and the reverse repo rate unchanged at 5.75 percent.

491. How To Create A Good Website? ( Promotional Features )

492. Pak's ISI has ties with 'terrorist groups': US military official ( News and Blogs )

A top United States military officer has accused Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of having ties with 'terrorist groups'.

493. Srinagar BSF attack:three gunned down terrorists belong to JeM ( News and Blogs )

Inspector General (IG) of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan on Tuesday confirmed that three gunned down terrorists during an encounter belonged to terror outfit- Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

494. Honeypreet arrested, to be produced in court on Wednesday ( News and Blogs )

Fugitive Honeypreet Insan, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday and will be produced in a trial court of Haryana's Panchkula on Wednesday, police said.

495. Kerala actress abduction case: HC grants bail to actor Dileep ( News and Blogs )

Malayalam superstar Dileep, arrested for alleged involvement in the conspiracy behind the kidnapping of an actress, was on Tuesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court.

496. Las Vegas shooting: 18 more guns, explosives found at accused's place ( News and Blogs )

The police recovered "in excess of" 18 additional firearms, explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo, Las Vegas Sheriff has said, in connection with a shooting spree last night in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people killed.

497. Key factors To Consider While Choosing Best Web Hosting Service ( Promotional Features )

498. Yashwant Sinha's words can't be portrayed as personal angst against govt.: Congress ( News and Blogs )

Supporting and hailing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Yashwant Sinha, the Congress has said that what he is saying in his article can't be poured down as his personal ambition or angst against this government.

499. Durga Puja, Bengali's famous festival kicks off ( News and Blogs )

Drum beats broke the dawn, the chanting mantras after yogna underneath Bel Tolla (wood apple) mark the Maha Sasthi, the beginning of annual four-day Durga Puja, from 26/9/2017 to 30/9/2017, Bengali's famous festival kicked off this evening.

500. 5 High Paying Careers After Graduation ( Career )

Are you confused about what career to choose after graduation? Dinesh Goel, CEO of Aasaanjobs lists down five highest paying career options.

501. BHU Chief Proctor resigns from post, takes 'moral responsibility' for recent incidents ( News and Blogs )

In the wake of the violent protests that erupted at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the chief proctor, Prof. O.N. Singh, "taking a moral responsibility" of the recent incidents of molestation and violence inside the premises of the university, submitted his resignation late on Tuesday night.

502. Honeypreet Insan alleges threat to life from drug syndicate in Punjab, Haryana ( News and Blogs )

Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court for an anticipatory bail. In her application, she alleged that she is facing a threat to her life from the drug syndicates in Punjab and Haryana.

503. India shows 'true face' of Pakistan in United Nations General Assembly ( News and Blogs )

A few days after Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi showed a picture of Palestinian victim and tried to pass it off as 'evidence' of atrocities on Kashmiris, India on Monday lambasted Islamabad, saying that the image was presented to "push a completely false narrative."

504. Chidamabaram son Karti's assets worth over Rs 1 crore attached ( News and Blogs )

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 1.16-crore worth of assets belonging to Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti who is being probed for receiving alleged kickbacks in getting FIPB clearance in the Aircel Maxis deal when his father was union Finance Minister.

505. Trump expands travel ban to North Korea, Chad ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump has issued a new order banning almost all travel to the country from seven nations, including North Korea and Chad, saying that the citizens of these countries pose a threat to the US national security.

506. Veteran Journalist, Writer Arun Sadhu passes away! ( News and Blogs )

Noted journalist and writer Arun Sadhu passes away at 76 today morning in Mumbai. Known for his works Mumbai Dinank and Simhasan, Sadhu wrote many novels in English, Hindi and Marathi. He also worked as a script writer in some films.

507. Afghanistan lambasts Pak over long history of providing 'safe havens' to global terrorists ( News and Blogs )

Exercising its right-of-reply at the United Nations, Afghanistan made a scathing attack on Pakistan by listing a record number of instances of the terrorists being sheltered by Pakistan.

508. Freed Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil to reach India on September 28 ( News and Blogs )

Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who was rescued earlier this month from an undisclosed location in Yemen, will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

509. Pakistan is now 'terroristan': India tells United Nations ( News and Blogs )

Pakistan has now become 'terroristan', India told the United Nations general assembly, in response to its Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accusing New Delhi of carrying out war crimes in Kashmir.

510. Navratri - Nine Nights of celebration ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Navaratri is the longest Hindu festival celebrated all over India for nine consecutive nights in praise of Lord Rama and Goddess Durga.

511. Myanmar leader Suu Kyi about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis: excerpts from interview ( News and Blogs )

Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with ANI, spoke about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, counter-terrorism, The Dalai Lama's "Buddha to help Rohingyas" assertion and the way forward.

512. Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's interview -ANI ( News and Blogs )

513. Mexico quake toll rises to 139 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Mexican authorities have raised the number of casualties to 139 after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the centre of the country, an official said.

514. India seeking probe into N. Korea's nuke proliferation- a well-aimed swipe at Pak? ( News and Blogs )

India has asked for an investigation into North Korea's nuclear proliferation linkages, while also adding that those involved must be held accountable. The disapproval about the linkages is being seen as a veiled reference to, perhaps a well-aimed swipe at, Pakistan.

515. Centre files affidavit in Supreme Court terming Rohingyas threat to national security ( News and Blogs )

The Centre filed an affidavit in the SC on deportation of Rohingya Muslims from India and said that the illegal influx of the refugees will adversely affect the fundamental rights of Indian citizens and cause a threat to the national security.

516. Rohingyas issue: Rijiju appeals to international commissions ( News and Blogs )

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday asked the International Human Rights Commissions to not spread false information against India on Rohingya Muslims matter.

517. Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh accorded state funeral; fly-past, 17-gun salute also held ( News and Blogs )

The mortal remains of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh was on Monday taken to Brar Square, New Delhi in a gun carriage for the last rites ceremony.

518. Ryan International group north zone head to be produced in Special Court ( News and Blogs )

The northern zone head of Ryan International Group, Francis Thomas will be produced in Special Court on Monday, after seven-year old Pradyuman Thakur was found murdered in the premises of the Gurugram branch of Ryan International group of schools on September 8.

519. IS claims responsibility of London Tube train blast ( News and Blogs )

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the explosion on the on a Tube train in south-west London on Friday.

520. UN Security Council to meet over North Korea's latest missile test ( News and Blogs )

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet 3 p.m. EDT on latest missile test by North Korea.

521. DACA: Deal reached with Trump to protect 'Dreamers' ( News and Blogs )

Top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to the US under the DACA programme, media reports said.

522. PM Modi to welcome his Japanese counterpart in Ahmedabad today ( News and Blogs )

523. PM Modi to welcome his Japanese counterpart in Ahmedabad today ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday welcome his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

524. China supports UN resolution on N.Korea ( News and Blogs )

China supports the UN Security Council's "necessary measures" to resolve tension in the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang conducted nuclear tests, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.

525. Irma, now a Category 3 hurricane, moves towards Naples ( News and Blogs )

With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to Category 3, the National Weather Service has said.

526. Hurricane Irma: Massive destruction in northern Caribbean islands ( News and Blogs )

The most powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and caused widespread destruction and number of casualties in northern Caribbean islands specially Barbuda

527. Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express derails, no casualties reported ( News and Blogs )

As many as seven coaches of the Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express between Obra A Cabin and Paprakund stations derailed at 6:13 a.m. today.

528. The 10 Most Common Tempur-pedic Mattress Complaints ( Promotional Features )

A summary of some of the most common Tempurpedic complaints from prospective customers reviews and how Tempur-pedic has tried to rectify those complaints

529. Gauri Lankesh murder aftermath: protests to be held across nation ( News and Blogs )

In the wake of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's death on Tuesday, various organisations have planned protests all over the nation, especially in major parts of Karnataka.

530. Defense experts label BRICS summit as 'diplomatic victory' ( News and Blogs )

Defense experts have deemed the BRICS Summit 2017 as a diplomatic victory for the country after a joint declaration condemned terrorism and included Pakistan based terrorist organizations in it.

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532. President Kovind wishes nation on Id-ul-Zuha ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

President Ramnath Kovind on Saturday greeted the nation as well as Indian Muslims living abroad, on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha. "Greetings to all my fellow citizens, especially to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad, on Idu'l Zuha," he wrote on Twitter.

533. Onam the harvest festival of Kerala ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

534. Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: 47 rescued, 32 die, 15 injured ( News and Blogs )

535. Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: 47 rescued, 32 die, 15 injured ( News and Blogs )

Seven to eight people are still reported missing in the three-storeyed Husaini building that collapsed on Thursday in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar. Rescue teams are still carrying operation at accident site.

536. Mastermind behind Blue Whale suicide game, a Russian girl, arrested ( News and Blogs )

A 17-year-old Russian girl, accused of being the mastermind behind the infamous Blue Whale Game, which has provoked a number of children worldwide to commit suicide, has been arrested.

537. DMK-led delegation meets President Kovind regarding TN politics ( News and Blogs )

A delegation of opposition parties including the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the Congress, the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) met President on Thursday, demanding a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

538. Jaitley says Chidambaram 'doesn't understand objective of demonetisation' ( News and Blogs )

Soon after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram taunted the demonetisation scheme asking if it was designed to convert black money into white, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the former finance minister had 'no understanding of the objective of demonetisation'.

539. Gorakhpur: 42 children die in last 48 hours at B.R.D. hospital, seven due to Encephalitis ( News and Blogs )

42 children have died in the last 48 hours at the hospital, of which seven deaths were due to Encephalitis, P.K. Singh, the principal of Baba Raghav Das (B.R.D.) Medical College, Gorakhpur said on Wednesday.

540. Nagpur- Mumbai Duronto Express derails near Titwala station ( News and Blogs )

"No casualities, no injuries have been reported as of now. The derailment has happened between Asangaon and Vasind station of the 12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express. The engine and seven coaches have derailed," Central Railways's Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sunil Udasi said.

541. Duronto Express derailed: Prima facie inputs indicate landslide as reason ( News and Blogs )

The derailment happened between Asangaon and Vasind station of the 12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express. The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that the prima facie inputs state a major landslide, occurring due to heavy rainfall in the area, as the reason.

542. Health Check-Ups Women Must Do After Their 30's ( Health )

Good health habits and preventive medical care can help you to enjoy wellness of mind and body and build the foundation for good health over many decades.Here are some important tests that should be taken once women have crossed the 30s.

543. Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment ( News and Blogs )

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was held guilty on charges of rape of a female devotee in 1999, was on Monday sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by the Special CBI Court of Panchkula.

544. Quantum of sentence of Gurmeet Ram Rahim to be pronounced today ( News and Blogs )

Punjab, Haryana and its neighbouring states are on the edge, as the quantum of sentence of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is scheduled to be pronounced today, at around 2.30 p.m.

545. Dera chief convicted in rape case, violence in Punjab & Haryana ( News and Blogs )

Seen as an convict under law, treated as a God by his millions of followers, courted by politicians and political parties, protected by the police with Z-plus security cover and targeted by Sikh radicals, Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is as controversial as he is

546. PM Modi extends greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi ( News and Blogs )

PM Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the prominent Hindu festivals celebrated for 10 days beginning on the birthday of Lord Ganesha .

547. RBI unveils Rs. 200 note, to be issued on Friday ( News and Blogs )

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday unveiled the design of the new Rs. 200 currency note, which will be issued on August 25, 2017 from select RBI offices, and some banks.

548. Must Visit Places in South Mumbai ( Tourism )

South Mumbai, the southern most precinct of the city of Mumbai, is an ideal tourist place for its mix of Indian and Mughal styles of architecture. Here are 5 of the key attractions of South Mumbai if you are planning to visit this vibrant city.

549. Saina, Srikanth, Praneeth advance; Ashwini-Sikki lose at Badminton Worlds ( News and Blogs )

Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round, while the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships at Glasgow on Wednesday.

550. Ammonia gas cylinder explodes in MP's Chhindwara, 15 students admitted to hospital ( News and Blogs )

At least 15 students were admitted to a hospital as they fell unconscious after an ammonia gas cylinder exploded in a potato store in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district.

551. Kaifiyat Express derails in UP, several injured ( News and Blogs )

About 75 passengers were injured after coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh during the wee hours of Wednesday, when the train collided with a dumper.

552. Bank unions on strike today, protest against privatisation of public sector banks ( News and Blogs )

The bank unions are set to hold a strike across the country today as a mark of protest against the government's move to 'privatise' as many as 21 public sector banks, which will see a major disruption in services.

553. AIADMK 'united' again: OPS to be Dy. CM, to be sworn-in at 4:30 p.m. today ( News and Blogs )

Earlier, in what can be dubbed as a political turnaround in Tamil Nadu that was embroiled in a political drama till not so long ago, the two warring factions of the AIADMK announced a merger.

554. Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected in Morigaon district ( News and Blogs )

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state Assam as 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon district, while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour with houses flooded beyond repair.

555. Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone to be available online from Sep 4 ( News and Blogs )

The 6GB RAM Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone launched for the Indian market at Rs 14,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon from September 4, the company has said.

556. Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books) ( Books )

557. Nokia's flagship Android device, soon at a store near you! ( Science & Technology )

Priced at EUR 599, approximated to Rs. 45,000, the much-awaited Nokia 8, launched in London by HMD Global, is all set to hit the market in early September this year, and is reportedly entering the Indian market early October.

558. Gorakhpur probe report of DM blames doctors behind oxygen incident ( News and Blogs )

The initial probe report in the Gorakhpur BRD Medical College hospital in which at least 70 children died last week, has blamed the hospital authorities behind the delay in the payment of dues leading to snapping of the oxygen supply on August 10.

559. Terror funding case: NIA seizes incriminating material in Srinagar raids, suspects interrogated ( News and Blogs )

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted follow up raids across 12 locations in Srinagar in connection with the terror funding case, following which suspects are being interrogated.

560. A step-by-step guide to the 'Independence Week look' ( Fashion and Beauty )

As the nation hoists the tri-coloured flag, here is a step-by-step guide to the 'Independence Week Look', which highlights the eyes and cheeks proposed by Rozar Lobo, Makeup Artist, The Body Shop.

561. Experience true sense of freedom at these patriotic destinations ( Tourism )

While we celebrate India's 71st Independence Day, it's time we go down in history and instill patriotism. A list of patriotic destinations in India and about their relevance in Indian History.

562. Independence Day 2017: Highlights of PM Modi's address ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, marked 71st Independence Day, by addressing the nation from the Red Fort, after unfurling the tricolor. Take a look at the highlights of the speech.

563. Himachal landslide: Death toll rises to 46, rescue operation underway ( News and Blogs )

The death toll in the devastating landslide that hit Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Saturday has risen to 46, as more bodies were recovered by Sunday late evening.

564. World Athletics C'ships: Davinder Kang becomes first Indian to qualify for javelin throw finals ( News and Blogs )

Davinder Singh Kang created history on Thursday, as he became the first Indian athlete to make it to the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

565. Bhutan rejects Beijing's claim that Doklam belongs to China ( News and Blogs )

The Government of Bhutan on Thursday pointedly refuted a Chinese foreign ministry claim that Bhutan had conveyed through diplomatic channels to China that the trilateral border stand-off area in Doklam in the Sikkim sector is not its territory.

566. Ahmed Patel deals severe blow to BJP, wins RS poll (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Ahmed Patel on Wednesday dealt a severe blow to the BJP when he won the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat in a cliffhanger contest in which the top BJP leadership staked its all by backing a Congress defector.

567. Kerala HC lifts life ban on Sreesanth (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Kerala High Court on Monday lifted the life ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on discarded Indian pacer S. Sreesanth.

568. Raksha Bandhan strengthens bond between brothers and sisters ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu sister's day when brothers and sisters reaffirm their bonds of affections. While sisters tie colourful threads or rakhis on their brother's wrists, the brothers in turn give gifts & promise to protect them.

569. Election for Vice-President today, BJP camp confident ( News and Blogs )

The contest is between BJP-led NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who has beenfielded by 18 opposition parties including the Congress, the Left and the regional parties.

570. Terror funding: Separatists arrested from Valley to be produced before special NIA court ( News and Blogs )

The Separatist leaders arrested from Jammu and Kashmir for funding terror in the Valley by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be produced before a special NIA court at New Delhi today.

571. Proposed US immigration reform doesn't cover H-1B visas ( News and Blogs )

A proposed US immigration reform legislation is narrowly focused on Green Cards and it does not cover temporary non-immigrant visas like the H1-B given to tens of thousands of Indian professionals.

572. IT searches Karnataka minister's houses, resort where Congress MLAs holed up ( News and Blogs )

IT searches were conducted at the residences of Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar and in a private resort outside Bengaluru where 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs have been housed, stoking a major political row that rocked Parliament and triggered cries of foul play by the Congress.

573. Most enthralling tiger destinations around the world ( Animals and Plant Life )

On International Tiger Day 2017, Paytm Travel and Wandertrails brings you a list of Tiger reserves and National parks where the probability of spotting the majestic cats is very high.