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Jio completes 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities

New Delhi: Country's largest telecom player Jio has completed 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities and conducted field trials of its home-grown 5G telecom gears, Reliance Industries said in its a...

Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID-19: Study

London, Aug 8: Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by people an average of over four months after recovering from COVID-19, according to a study. The research, recently pub...

Gold gains Rs 97; silver jumps Rs 527

New Delhi, Aug 8: Gold in the national capital on Monday rose by Rs 97 to Rs 52,490 per 10 gram amid rise in international precious metal prices along with depreciation in rupee, according to HDFC Se...

PM hails Naidu's witty one-lines as RS bids farewell to vice president

New Delhi, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said M Venkaiah Naidu's witty one-liners were "revered, and never countered", and hailed his highly productive five-year term as vice president o...

US’ Boston to mark 75th anniversary of India’s Independence with two-day extravaganza

In one-of-its-kind celebrations, the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence will be observed in Boston with participation from 32 countries and will feature an airplane carrying a 220-feet US-India...

SBI shares fall over 3% after Q1 earnings

Shares of State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday fell over 3 per cent in the morning trade after it posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit for the first quarter of the current financial ye...

Sensex rises around 100 points in early deals, Nifty above 17,400-mark

The benchmark indices on the BSE and national Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on a choppy note with marginal gains on Monday amid weak global cues. At 9:29 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 96.09 points (...

35-yr-old woman found dead in Kulgam, 2nd incident in two days

Kulgam, Aug 8: A 35-year-old woman was found hanging near her native village in Yarikhan area of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday morning, officials said here. The spo...

Active Covid cases in country rise to 1,35,510

New Delhi, Aug 8: With 16,167 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,61,899, while the active cases have increased to 1,35,510, accordi...

SSLV satellites placed in wrong orbit; no longer usable

Update: SSLV D1 placed satellites into elliptical orbit instead of circular orbit, satellites no longer usable, says ISRO. Failure of a logic to identify a sensor failure and go for salvage action ca...

SpiceJet flyers walk on Delhi airport’s tarmac after waiting for bus for 45 min; DGCA probe begins

A significant number of passengers who disembarked from SpiceJet’s Hyderabad-Delhi flight on Saturday night walked on the airport’s tarmac as the airline could not provide a bus for around 45 minutes...

Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal after IAC Vikrant visit

Kochi, Aug 7: Superstar Mohanlal has expressed his gratitude after he visited Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier. The 62-year-old actor visited the soon-to-be-commiss...

A change in attitude and approach was required after last year's T20 World Cup: Rohit

Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 7: A disastrous campaign in the last T20 World Cup has forced the Indian team to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach, skipper Rohit Sharma has said. ...

Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as the 14th vice president of India. Chief Election Commissioner ...

PM Modi congratulates CWG medal winners

New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the medal-winning efforts of several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after a string of podium finishes for Indians. ...

India records 40 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 7: With 18,738 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,45,732 while the active cases have increased to 1,34,933, according...

ISRO’s maiden SSLV blasts off; suffers ‘data loss’ at terminal stage

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Sunday informed the space agency’s maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, although three stages “performed and separated,...

Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with ‘bot’ info

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real peo...

Akasa Air commences operations in India, first flight takes off from Mumbai

Akasa Air commenced operations in India on Sunday with its first flight taking off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. The flight operations were inaugurated from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International ...

Google Meet may soon offer integrations with YouTube, Spotify and UNO!

Few days ago, Google started rolling out the Meet-Duo merger to Android and iOS users. While the tech giant is working on renaming Duo to Meet sometime later this year, it looks like the Meet team is...

Black income of ‘over Rs 200-cr’ detected in I-T raids on TN film producers, financiers: CBDT

The income-tax department has detected “undisclosed” income of more than Rs 200 crore after it recently raided some film producers, distributors and financiers in Tamil Nadu, the CBDT said on Saturda...

Playing in different conditions will help during T20 World Cup preparation, feels Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik feels playing in different conditions on the Caribbean tour will stand India in good stead while preparing for the various challenges Australian grounds will pose d...

Vice Presidential Election 2022 Polling: Home Minister Amit Shah, others cast vote

Srinagar, Aug 6: With the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Nauru ending on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday. Besides Pri...

SBI net profit dips 7 pc to Rs 6,068 cr in Q1

New Delhi, Aug 6: The country's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Saturday posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 6,068 crore for the first quarter of the current financ...

With surge in July, US recovers the jobs lost in the pandemic

US job growth accelerated in July across nearly all industries, restoring nationwide employment to its pre-pandemic level, despite widespread expectations of a slowdown as the Federal Reserve raises ...

WhatsApp might soon get a ‘login approval’ feature similar to Instagram and Facebook

Over the years, WhatsApp is something we have all grown accustomed to. In many ways, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, with WhatsApp now being widely used in things like off...

Taiwan official leading missile production died of heart attack, says report

The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the officials. Ou Yang Li-...

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann appears before court in Chandigarh over rioting case

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema appeared before a district court in Chandigarh Saturday over his alleged involvement in a case of rioting registered in 20...

PM Modi, Manmohan Singh cast vote to elect India’s next V-P

As the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home ...

South Africa beat Ireland in 2nd T20I to win series

A quickfire 39 from Heinrich Klaasen and five wickets for Wayne Parnell ensured South Africa won the second Twenty20 against Ireland by 44 runs. After losing the toss and being put into bat, South...

Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of country’s independence

Capturing the milestones the country has achieved in its 75-year journey since independence, software major Google has unveiled an online project, drawing from rich archives and featuring artistic il...

COVID-19: India records 19,400 new cases, 49 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 6: With 19,406 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,26,994, while active cases declined to 1,34,793, according to the Union ...

UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

Rupal Chaudhary created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the World U20 Athletics Championship as she followed up her 4x400m relay silver with a bronze medal in the wo...

Indices settle with marginal gains, Sensex rises 89 points on RBI rate hike

The topline equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) trimmed their intraday gains and ended marginally higher on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked its repo rate by 50 ...

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann lays foundation of medical institute in Sangrur

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Friday laid the foundation stone of the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences in Sangrur’s Mastuana Sahib. The medical facility will come up on a 25...

RBI MPC Meeting Live Updates: Inflation has peaked and will moderate, says Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.40 per cent with immediate effect, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced...

Every institution in India under BJP-RSS control, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Days after Opposition parties termed the Supreme Court’s judgment in the PMLA case a “dangerous verdict”, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that “all the institutions of India are in th...

India records 70 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 5: With 20,551 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588, while the active cases have declined to 1,35,364, according...

Ex-Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP. "Kuldeep Bishnoi supported PM Modi's leadership, backed BJP candidate in Rajya Sabha poll. We welcome him," says Haryana CM Man...

700 MHz band is important for 5G

• Jio is the only operator to buy 700 MHz band spectrum • It is considered to be the premium band for 5G in Europe and America • Standalone 5G network is possible on 700 MHz band • Excellent data ...

Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi passes away

#RIP: Veteran actor #MithileshChaturvedi is no more. On Thursday morning, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Instagram and shared the unfortunate news. He dropped a picture of Mithilesh and wrote, "RI...

Health ministry releases dos and don’ts to prevent contracting monkeypox

With rising cases of monkeypox in the country, the Union health ministry on Wednesday released a list of dos and don’ts to avoid contracting the disease. It also underlined that anyone can catch...

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will have ‘serious implications’ for regional peace: Pakistan

Lending its support to its all-weather ally China, Pakistan on Wednesday said US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will have “serious implications” for regional peace and stability. Pel...

Biography of President Droupadi Murmu to release later this year

A biography of Droupadi Murmu, India’s youngest President and the first to be born after Independence, will hit the stands later this year, Penguin Random House India (PRHI) announced Tuesday. Tou...

Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said that India’s financial inclusion index (FI-Index) for the year ended March 31, 2022 improved to 56.4 from 53.9 in the previous year, with growth seen a...

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid have given India players more freedom and security, says Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, the India vice-captain for the ongoing West Indies T20I series, has credited skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid for ensuring increased freedom, security and communication...

Co-founder & tech team head Bhavik Koladiya quits BharatPe

BharatPe co-founder Bhavik Koladiya, who was working with the payments company as a consultant overseeing its technology and product functions, has resigned. “Bhavik Koladiya has been associated w...

World U20 Athletics Championships: Indian mixed 4×400 relay team sets Asian record by winning silver

The Indian mixed 4×400 relay team set an Asian record by winning a silver medal here at World U20 Athletics Championships. The mixed relay team of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Kapil, and Rupal Chaudh...

India records 17,135 fresh COVID-19 cases, 47 fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 3: With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India's infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, while the active cases have declined to 1,37,057, according to the Union healt...

SC seeks response of Centre, CVC on pleas challenging extension of tenure of ED head

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response of the Centre and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on a batch of petitions challenging the extension of tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) d...

Verification of ITR timeline reduced to 30 days from 120: I-T dept order

The Income Tax department has reduced the time limit for e-verification or hard copy submission of the ITR-V, post filing of returns by taxpayers, from the current 120 days to 30 days, beginning Augu...

Country battling ‘epidemic of unemployment’ but govt polishing image of ‘arrogant king’: Rahul

The country is battling an “epidemic of unemployment” with crores of families left with no means of a stable income but the government is spending billions just to polish the image of an “arrogant ki...

Indian mixed 4x400m relay team sets Asian junior record in World U20 Athletics meet

The Indian mixed 4×400 relay team set an Asian junior record en route qualifying for the final at the World U-20 Athletics Championships here. The Indian quartet of Barath Sridhar, Priya Mohan, Ka...

Active Covid cases in country dip to 1,39,792

New Delhi, Aug 2: With 13,734 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,40,50,009, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tues...