Sir Vidia, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul or Sir Vidia, as he was sometimes known after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990, shot to fame with "A House for Mr. Biswas"

Why a gas-Balloon from Pakistan that lands in Kalanaur creates flutter? funny

It is a routine happening in border areas. Pakistani gas balloons have been  landeding in border villages of India from Pakistan side.One such gas-filled green ccolour ballon landed  in  at Kalanaur, 25 km from here, on Wednesday, creating a flutter among local residents.

Karnataka proposes its ‘state flag', forms panel to check legal aspect

Even as the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre chants the one-nation mantra, the Congress-led government in Karnataka has constituted a nine member committee to design a 'state' flag — an identity symbol unique to the state — and submit a report on giving it legal sanctity.

Video of militants playing cricket with AK-47 as wicket goes viral

A video showing at least half a dozen militants playing cricket in orchards with AK47 as wickets is going viral on social networking sites. However, police and security agencies claimed that the video is believed to be shot somewhere between Shopian and Kulgam.

Old enough to be called grandfather booked as eve teaser in Hyderabad

 A person old enough to be her grandfather becomes her tormentor, pestering her to go out with him. However, the sordid saga ended and the dirty old man was nabbed by the police and produced in court.

World's longest tunnel opens to rail traffic in Switzerland

Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on Sunday, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich  to Lugano the Swiss news agency ATS.

Abdul Razzaque’s family declares Rs 2 Lakh cr under IDS

A Mumbai-based family has declared Rs 2 lakh crore under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS). However, the Income Tax department rejected the disclosure stating it to be “false”. “A family of four declarants namely, Abdul Razzaque Mohammed Sayed (self), Mohammed Aarif Abdul Razzaque Sayed (son), Rukhsana Abdul Razzaque Sayed (wife) and Noorjahan Mohammed Sayed (sister), who were shown as residents of Flat no. 4, Ground Floor, Jubilee Court, 269-B, T.P.S-III, Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai, filed a total declaration of Rs 2 lakh crore,” the finance ministry said.

Your Aadhaar may become an instrument for cashless economy

Soon your 12-digit Aadhaar number could replace all card transactions as the government is gearing up to strengthen the Aadhaar enabled transactions as part of its drive to help India become a cashless  economy. The move, which is part of an all-round approach towards enabling digital payments and is being driven by NITI Aayog, would also see government soon coming out with a clear-cut defined policy to disincentivise cash transactions in the country.

Debt not cause of farmers suicide but social, personal and genetic conditions says psychiatrist

"We cannot explain farmer suicides as an outcome of debt, but the reasons stem from social, personal and genetic conditions", said Dr. Rajeev Trehan, incharge of psychiatry and de-addiction department of Civil Hospital. He was speaking at the first Annual Conference of Society for Rural Mental Health, which took off on Saturday. Theme of the two-day conference is suicide prevention and promotion of mental health.

Pakistan disowns dead Pathankot militants, bodies buried

India was on Wednesday forced to bury the four Jaish-e-Muhammed terrorists involved in the Pathankot terror attack after Pakistan washed its hands of the slain quartet despite irrefutable proof they had been sent by the terror outfit to launch attacks on India reported Times of India.

45 'Laser walls' along India-Pakistan border to plug intruders routes

A dozen "laser walls" have been made operational along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab to plug the porous riverine and treacherous terrain and keep an effective vigil against intruders and terrorists exploiting the frontier areas to cross over, according to news agency PTI news story.

India-born brothers jumps to No. 1 position in UK rich list, Now Hindujas at No. 2

Mumbai-born tycoons David and Simon Reuben have topped 'The Sunday Times' Rich List 2016 with a fortune of 13.1 billion pounds, followed by the Hinduja brothers at 13 billion pounds.The Reubens were born in India to a wealthy Iraqi-Jewish family before moving to Britain in the 1950's and made their fortune in metals and property. 

What horse Shaktiman’s death speaks about sensitivity of Indian towards animals?

On Wednesday, a few things were explained when the horse Shaktiman died. And none of it had to do with the gangrene the animal died of.

Baisakhi: Celebration of Birth of Khalsa

             Until 1752 Baisakhi coincided with March 30. The Baisakhi of 1699, which also fell on March 30, brought a turning point in the Sikh history. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs chose this auspicious day to create Khalsa.            Until 1752 Baisakhi coincided with March 30. The Baisakhi of 1699, which also fell on March 30, brought a turning point in the Sikh history. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs chose this auspicious day to create Khalsa.          

WhatsApp fully encrypts all its messages now

WhatsApp announced on Tuesday that all messages sent through the most recent version of its app will be fully encrypted, Tech Insider reported.

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