Woman Offered Lift, Gangraped by Four in Moving Car in Etah's Pilua
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:35 PM
A woman was allegedly gangraped by four people in a moving car in Uttar Pradesh's Etah after being offered a lift. The victim had been waiting for a bus when one of the accused, a distant relative, stopped his car and offered to drop her home, reports said. While a case has been registered, all four accused are absconding.
Google still considering Flipkart minority stake purchase
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:25 PM
Google is reportedly still considering its decision to acquire a minority stake in Flipkart after Walmart invested $16 billion in the homegrown e-commerce firm. Both Walmart and Tiger Global have had at least five rounds of discussions with Google's parent Alphabet to convince the company to invest, reports added. Earlier, reports claimed Alphabet was investing around $2 billion in Flipkart.
Any comment from Pakistan calling for peace will be taken seriously
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:24 PM
Any comment from Islamabad calling for peace between the two countries will be taken seriously by India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said in New Delhi on Monday in the backdrop of the Pakistan Army chief favouring talks to resolve lingering disputes. The minister also said the armed forces would "fully honour" the government's decision not to launch any operations in J&K during the Ramzan.
Wanted to become king through peoples mandate: HD Kumaraswamy
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:18 PM
Talking about the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka, CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy said, "I wanted to become king through the mandate of the people, not like this." Adding that he had become the Chief Minister in 2006 because of political developments as well, he said, "It is not because of the blessings of the people...I am feeling terrible about that."
Karnataka mandate was against Congress: BJP President Amit Shah
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:17 PM
Asserting that the mandate in Karnataka Assembly polls was against the Congress, BJP president Amit Shah today said the party has found a new way of portraying defeat as its victory. Shah also asked the Congress to explain to the people of Karnataka why they were celebrating even when most of their ministers had lost election.
Congress MLA rejects 'bribe tape' framing BJP, claims it to be fake
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:13 PM
Congress MLA Shivaram Hebbar on Monday claimed that the audio tape released by his party allegedly showing BJP offering bribes to Congress legislators before the Karnataka floor test was fake. Congress had alleged BJP was offering a 15-crore bribe to Hebbar's wife for his support. However, Hebbar has said the voice on the tape is not his wife's voice.
IT Ministry may firm-up package of measures to boost electronics
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:13 PM
IT Ministry may finalise a package of measures to boost electronics exports as early as June this year, according to a senior government official. These set of measures-that are expected to precede the new overarching national electronics policy currently being crafted-will aim at improving the ease of doing business and removing impediments faced by companies in exporting to overseas markets.
Vice President Naidu calls for end to untouchability
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:02 PM
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today its unfortunate that the menace of untouchability still continued in the country and called for an end to the practice, which is against Indian culture and tradition. The vice president said, We have to get rid of the practice of untouchability which Hindu philosophy never allowed and move towards Adi Shankaracharya who had set an example.
Gold Rates Decline Today
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:59 PM
Gold prices today dropped below Rs. 31,900 per 10 grams mark in Delhi. Gold prices today slipped by Rs. 75 to Rs. 31,875 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Muted demand from local jewellers and weakness in the international gold market led to the dip in domestic gold prices, according to traders.
BJP's bid to save Karnataka govt not the way for 'Congress-free' India
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:45 PM
The Shiv Sena said today the BJP's attempt to save the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka was not the way to make the country "Congress-free". Stressing the need to save democracy in the country, the BJP's bickering ally said no government can use the Constitution to enforce its decisions on people. The Sena also alleged that "the governor" and the president.
PM Modi, Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte to find ways to protect Tata
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:36 PM
The issue of safeguarding steel exports to the US by Tata Steels unit in the Netherlands, amid Washington's decision to impose tariff on this sector in Europe will top the agenda when Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on May 24, as the two leaders try to devise a strategy to protect their mutual interests.
Rahul Gandhi appoints office-bearers of party's data analytics dept
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:23 PM
Congress-president Rahul Gandhi today appointed national coordinator and joint coordinators of the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) data analytics department, party general secretary Ashok Gehlot said. Gandhi has appointed Swapna Patronis as the national coordinator, while Ashok Varadrajan and Aditeshwar Singh Deo will act joint coordinators of the department, Gehlot said in a statement issued here.
Two Mumbai Hospitals Protest Over Assault On Doctors
Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:16 PM
The protest called by the doctors of JJ Hospital in Mumbai over the alleged assault of their colleagues by patient's relatives entered its 3rd-day. Several doctors of city's Sion-Hospital also joined them today to demand immediate action against attackers and adequate arrangements at hospitals to ensure safety of the staff. "We'll continue our protest till our demands are accepted by the government", doctors assured.
Tea leaf extract can destroy cancer cells: Study
Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:52 PM
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, a team of Indian and British scientists has found. The study, published in the journal Applied NanoMaterials, outlines a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. Tea leaves contain a wide variety of compounds, including polyphenols, amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
Lexus India introduces its flagship SUV LX 570 at Rs.2.33 crore
Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:48 PM
Toyota group luxury automobile maker Lexus today launched its flagship SUV LX 570 in India priced at Rs 2.33 crore (ex-showroom). The new LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-litre V8 petrol engine, Lexus India said in a statement. The 2018 LX 570 also introduces third-row seating which can transform easily to additional cargo space if needed, the company added.