India

Heavy rains lash Mumbai again, flight operations affected; water-logging in some areas

Bouts of heavy rain lashed the city on Tuesday, causing water-logging in some areas and leading to traffic snarls on arterial roads. Flight …

India News

Protesters urge Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs to ban Manforce condom's ad for Hindu festival

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs to ban Manforce condom's latest ad featuring actress …

Why create communal distinction between Hindus, Muslims: Calcutta HC asks Mamata

<b>Kolkata:</b> “Why are you creating communal distinction between Hindus and Muslims,” the Calcutta High Court asked the West Bengal government on …

India News

India, Not China, Is Now Central To The Future Of The BRICS

(MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP/Getty Images)<p>The recent BRICS meeting in Xiamen formed the setting for what appeared to be a rapprochement between its two key members, India and China. It was preceded by a rather sudden diplomatic resolution to the recent Doklam (Donglang) crisis which saw Indian and …

Economics

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel merger should not happen at any price - German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles said on Wednesday that a merger between Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel should not happen at any cost and the headquarters needed to be in Germany if it did happen.<p>Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel struck a preliminary deal on …

Ex Factor: How Congress backed red-faced Nitish Kumar after Rs 389 crore dam collaps

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may have snapped ties with the Congress, but it seems it is the only party that's backing him in face of major …

Nitish Kumar

New ISL season will be challenging with two new teams, says Mumbai City’s Amrinder Singh

By: PTI | Mumbai |<p>Mumbai City’s Amrinder Singh, winner of the coveted golden glove award last season, says his side would be a title contender. …

Sports (India)

In the age of WhatsApp, Indians are developing a fetish for exquisite notebooks and pens

A number of Asian countries are well known for their obsession with stationery, but India, for the most part, has not been one of them.<p>While notebooks and other paper products of every shape, size, and colour are widely available for cheap, they’re a far cry from the sumptuous, stylish options on …

Lifestyle

Maharashtra to begin cane crushing from November 1 - govt sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Millers in Maharashtra will start sugarcane crushing from Nov. 1 as heavy rains in the last few days made it difficult for them to advance the operations, two senior government officials said on Wednesday.<p>Federal government wanted millers in Maharashtra, the country's …

Durga idol immersions: Do not create disharmony, Calcutta HC tells Mamata government

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had barred Durga idol immersions on October 1 because of Muharram.<p>The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked the …

Shopping

Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage by X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India

A cellphone bomb has been discovered by staff screening baggage in an X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India.<p>We'll be bringing you the very …

Airports

80,000 returns being uploaded every hour on GST network portal, says chairman

Businesses have flocked to the GST Network portal on the last day of filing initial returns for August with over 80,000 GSTR-3B being uploaded every …

Business (India)

Is the Congress Crawling Out of Its Self-Imposed Shell?

Between university elections, Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Berkeley and the BJP’s defensive attitude, it seems as though the grand old party may be …

Rahul Gandhi

Rishi Kapoor says Anurag Basu, Anurag Kashyap 'were given budgets they couldn't handle' on No Filter Neha

It is no news that Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor is opinionated. Ever since he has become a part of social media, Kapoor has been at the …

Jagga Jasoos

Caravan of Love takes its peace message to Indian families touched by hate

As tide of caste or religious violence rises, one activist is taking his message of peace around India, meeting families of people killed in hate crimes<p>A police escort is a must when travelling in the <i>Karwan-e-Mohabbat</i>, or “Caravan of Love”.<p>Its leader, Harsh Mander, can see the irony. The caravan – …

Extremism

ThyssenKrupp-Tata steel merger sets scene for jobs battle

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp and Indian group Tata agreed Wednesday to merge their steel operations in Europe, sending governments and …

Port Talbot

Portion of canal collapses in Bihar a day before inauguration

A day before it was to be inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a canal built at the cost of ₹828 crore in Bhagalpur district collapsed …

Nitish Kumar

Modi's Jobs Problem Threatens Quest to Lower Inequality in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a jobs problem.<p>He swept to power three years ago promising India’s poor and middle classes he’d restore their …

Goods and Services Tax

Journalists Are Accusing Arnab Of Lying About A Story & Twitter Has Joined The Bandwagon

In a public event held in Assam a few years ago, Arnab Goswami shared his experience of the Gujarat riots in 2002. He claims that he was 50 metres …

Are Dynasties Doomed?

Congress heir Rahul Gandhi recently made some interesting observations in the US about dynasty politics.To a question, he replied: “Most parties in …

Indian Politics

Bharti Airtel, Idea shares slump 6-7% after Trai slashes IUC

In 2017 so far, Bharti Airtel has gained 29.26%, while Idea Cellular has climbed 12.24%. Photo: Mint<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Shares of telecom companies Bharti Airtel …

Business (India)

American Eagle Outfitters expands to India

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) announces plans to enter India through a multi-year license agreement with the Aditya Birla Group.<p>The first …

Business

Ivanka Trump's Meetings At The UN Proves She Learned Nothing From Her G20 Fiasco

While her father, President Donald Trump, bloviates and threatens North Korea in front of an assembly of world leaders, Ivanka Trump is taking on her …

Donald Trump

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says discussing steps to revive economy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is discussing steps to revive the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.<p>Jaitley's comments came after India's economic growth slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the last quarter.

Economy

Mumbai rains, Tamil Nadu floor test, Durga idol immersion and Padmavati: DNA evening must reads

<b>No cyclone warning in Mumbai, don't trust WhatsApp messeges: IMD</b>As heavy rains pounded the Mumbai city and suburbs for the second day on Wednesday, …

West Bengal

If Only Durga Could Slay the Asura of Politicking

This year’s controversy around West Bengal police’s order about idol immersion after Durga puja, on Muharram, was uncalled for, because the state …

West Bengal

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.06%

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Auto, Consumer Durables and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.<p>…

Stock Markets

AIADMK crisis LIVE updates: Madras HC to hear plea of disqualified MLAs; fate of Tamil Nadu govt hangs in balance

<b>Hearing begins at Madras High Court</b><p><b>Ten rebel MLAs file fresh plea in court</b><p>#NewsAlert - Tamil Nadu MLA Case: 10 more rebel MLAs file fresh pleas in …

Law (India)

Narayan Rane to announce move on Thursday

Shiv Sainik-turned-Congressman Narayan Rane will announce the future plans on Thursday coinciding with Navratri celebrations – a development that …

Shiv Sena

World Map of Countries With Smaller Population Than Uttar Pradesh, India

Map Created by Aron Strandberg Uttar Pradesh, often abbreviated as <b>UP</b>, is a densely populated state located in the northern region of the Indian …

Uttar Pradesh