Thursday 25 August 2016

Finally, political parties came together to pass the Goods and Services Tax in the Rajya Sabha. The much-vaunted tax reform is said to have turned India into one common market. It is said that the GST will replace more than 15 state and federal taxes. So will GST lead to #AchcheDin?

POLL STARTED ON: Aug 04, 2016
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
QUIZ STARTED ON: Aug 11, 2016
National August 24, 2016 08:18 PM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today hit out at those misusing altruistic surrogacy, saying what had started in the name of necessity has become a
National August 24, 2016 04:04 PM
Rahul Gandhi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported remarks that BJP needs to bring dalits into its fold as
National August 24, 2016 02:14 PM
Political slugfest between Congress and RSS seemed to be drawing to a conclusion with Rahul Gandhi today choosing to set the records straight by telling
National August 24, 2016 11:53 AM
A youth today died in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on a day Home Minister Rajnath Singh
National August 24, 2016 09:43 AM
Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain will fly to Vatican to attend Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today giving his nod. Jain will
International August 24, 2016 10:52 PM
Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul today, an official and students trapped inside classrooms said, in the latest militant attack
International August 24, 2016 06:43 PM
The world's largest aircraft crashed today in eastern England during its second test flight since being revamped in the United Kingdom. Airlander 10, the 92-metre-long part
International August 24, 2016 09:27 AM
A powerful earthquake rattled a remote area of central Italy today, leaving at least 120 people dead and scenes of carnage in mountain villages. With 368
International August 24, 2016 09:16 AM
Three separate bombs rocked Thailand's troubled Muslim majority southern province, killing a woman and injuring 30 others that prompted police to begin a probe into
International August 24, 2016 09:08 AM
North Korea test-fired a submarine- launched ballistic missile today, days after threatening a nuclear strike in retaliation at the start of large-scale South Korea-US military
Business August 25, 2016 09:56 AM
The rupee recovered by 3 paise to 67.08 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of
Business August 24, 2016 10:14 AM
In yet another volatile session, the BSE Sensex today settled nearly 70 points higher, breaching the 28,000-level on mild buying in pharma, IT and PSU
Business August 23, 2016 10:01 AM
Bouncing back towards the fag-end of the session in an otherwise choppy trade, the benchmark BSE Sensex today closed nearly 5 points higher at 27,990.21
Business August 23, 2016 09:51 AM
The rupee today recovered from one-month low level to close higher by 13 paise at 67.06 a dollar on the back of selling of the
Business August 22, 2016 10:10 AM
Under pressure for the second straight session, the BSE Sensex fell over 91 points to crack below the 28,000-mark with investors adopting cautious stance after
Books July 31, 2016 01:55 PM
Harry Potter magic hit Asia today morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a
Books July 31, 2016 12:40 PM
Iconic Hindi writer Munshi Premchand has been hounoured with a Google doodle on his 136th birth anniversary. The doodle is inspired from Premchand's last and most
Books July 28, 2016 03:48 PM
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who ardently fought for the rights of the tribals and other marginalised sections, passed away here today after
Books July 27, 2016 08:30 PM
No Indian author figures among the 13 writers longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize announced today with celebrated South African novelist J M Coetzee,
Books July 15, 2016 02:09 PM
In scathing comments on his bosses in North Block, former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao has alleged that ex-finance ministers P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee interfered
Arts & Entertainment August 12, 2016 07:42 PM
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's visa application was today rejected by the UK High Commission. The 70-year-old artist, who was to perform at the Royal
Arts & Entertainment August 12, 2016 09:57 AM
As a biopic based on the life of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to hit the big screen, the Cricketer says he wanted his movie
Arts & Entertainment August 12, 2016 08:57 AM
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was again "detained" at a US airport, the third time in seven years that he has been stopped by US immigration
Arts & Entertainment August 09, 2016 10:45 AM
One of the most popular TV series Game of Thrones is heading to stage. Events company, Live Nation announced the 28-city Game of Thrones
Arts & Entertainment August 05, 2016 11:23 PM
Haryana government today banned the screening of the Hindi film The Legend of Michael Mishra in the state for a period of eight weeks. A decision to
Sports August 24, 2016 12:26 PM
A rousing state reception was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived this morning from Rio de
Sports August 22, 2016 10:12 AM
Amidst scenes of jubilation and a sense of pride, Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was today accorded a rousing welcome on her arrival to
Sports August 21, 2016 05:14 PM
Experienced wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, India's last realistic medal hope on the concluding day of the Olympics, crashed out after losing his qualification bout as the
Sports August 21, 2016 10:25 AM
Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts
Sports August 20, 2016 11:51 PM
India's teen golfer Aditi Ashok rounded off yet another week with a card of five-over 76 to end her campaign at the 41st spot in
Society August 24, 2016 01:56 PM
A bill proposing a complete ban on commercial surrogacy and allowing only legally wedded Indian couples to opt for children through it was today approved
Society August 24, 2016 01:36 PM
A young polio-afflicted child who was abandoned by his parents in Kolkata but rescued by Mother Teresa, has now returned here from London as an
Society August 24, 2016 09:38 AM
A vehicle, allegedly carrying beef, was today set on fire by a group of people in Rampur Maniharan area here. The mob went on a rampage
Society August 23, 2016 10:29 PM
The appellate authority which heard the appeals of the 21 JNU students who were penalised in connection with the controversial February 9 event has found
Society August 23, 2016 10:13 PM
Police and security agencies were sent in a tizzy over a call which later turned out to be hoax, about a bomb blast near historic