The CBI on Wednesday said it has registered a case on the alleged Rs 500 crore online ponzi scam involving the Ghaziabad-based Webwork Trade Links Pvt Ltd in Uttar Pradesh. A complaint has named Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who endorsed Webwork Trade Link’s shadow company …read more
The government has announced that starting July 1, it will be mandatory to provide Aadhaar details or enrolment ID while applying for PAN.
This comes a day after the SC refused to pass an interim order against government notifications on Aadhaar based on "mere apprehensions" of petitioners.
To link Aadhaar …read more
Bhutan has refuted Beijing's contention that it (China) was constructing a road at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in an “indisputable” part of Indian territory. Thimphu said it had conveyed to the Chinese government that this was not the case.
In an indication that the trigger for the current standoff between India …read more
China removed an old bunker of the Indian Army located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan in Sikkim by using a bulldozer after the Indian side refused to accede to its request to dismantle it, according to official sources.
The incident that took place in June first week …read more
The Union cabinet today cleared the decks for the government’s stake sale in loss-making national carrier Air India after choosing between the option of an outright sale and partial divestment.
“The Cabinet today gave an in-principle approval to the divestment of Air India,” finance minister Arun Jaitley announced after …read more
Mumbai had another round of downpour for the fourth consecutive day that caused huge traffic snarls and train delays for commuters.
Trains were 15-20 minutes late. There were traffic jams on the Western Express Highway, causing massive delay in travel time for motorists.
The weather bureau has forecasted heavy to …read more
Latest in the series of attacks against Muslims and Dalits in the name of cow protection, a violent mob of about 1000 beat up a Muslim dairy owner and set fire to his house in Jharkhand's Giridh district, on suspicions of cow slaughter.
While 31 policemen were injured during crowd …read more
Tamil Nadu's worst drought in 140 years has dried up reservoirs in the region, severely impacting the availability of drinking water in Chennai and other cities. Water supply across Chennai has dropped by half, with the government saying tap water may dwindle to a trickle in the days to come …read more
China on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically built warship in its latest bid to modernise its military, state media said. The launch comes after China presented its first home-produced aircraft carrierin April.
Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance in …read more
A superstitious elderly passenger delayed a flight in Shanghai after throwing coins at the engine for good luck, a Chinese airline has confirmed. Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a passenger noticed the woman's bizarre behaviour, apparently aimed at ensuring a safe flight, and alerted authorities.
"In …read more
Fossilised 'alien bones' are spotted on Mars by Nasa's Curiosity rover in latest bizarre conspiracy claim
UFO hunters claim to have found fossilised 'alien bones' on Mars after scouring through images taken by Nasa's Curiosity rover. The rover has been exploring the surface of the red planet since 2009 and all of its images are in the public domain.
But alien hunters claim two images taken …read more
Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness one billion times greater than the surface of the sun — the brightest light ever produced on Earth — the physicists have observed changes in a vision-enabling interaction between light …read more
Google News has received a massive redesign on the web that focusses on readability and simplified navigation. Feature-wise, it has more personalization, while better highlighting different perspectives and fact-checking.
Leveraging Material Design, the web app looks much cleaner and less cluttered due to wider spacing. Stories are now displayed as …read more
Announced in a post on its Newsroom website, the ride-hailing service today is adding a new feature that allows Uber users to request a ride for their loved ones. Essentially, this means that an Uber user can request a ride and have the car sent to another location to pick …read more
A metro service in India has stepped in to provide accommodation for 23 transgender women it employed, after they could not find permanent housing. Nine transgender women employed with the Cochin metro had quit as they said no-one was willing to rent to them.
A senior spokesperson for Cochin Metro …read more
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