BSNL to launch 4G service in Kerala by March next

BSNL to launch 4G service in Kerala by March next

State-run BSNL is gearing up to offer 4G services in Kerala by March next, a company official said. The 4G plan would be introduced as part of the companys expansion at the Phase-8 pan-India level and a tender for it has already been called for, the official said. A set of 190 new Wi-fi access […]

Union Cabinet clears bill on surrogate motherhood

Union Cabinet clears bill on surrogate motherhood

A draft bill which aims to safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers and make parentage of such children legal was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry proposal, the draft Surrogacy Bill, 2016 aims at regulating commissioning of surrogacy in the country in a proper manner. Official sources said the […]

Sensitive data on Scorpene submarines leaked

Sensitive data on Scorpene submarines leaked

Sensitive documents detailing the technical and stealth capabilities of India’s over USD 3.5 billion Scorpene submarines project, built in collaboration with French shipbuilder DCNS, have been leaked, with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar seeking a report from the Navy chief on the matter. The leaked DCNS data, running to 22,400 pages, details the secret stealth capabilities […]

Haryana CM presents Rs 2.5 crore cheque to Sakshi Malik

Haryana CM presents Rs 2.5 crore cheque to Sakshi Malik

A rousing state reception was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived on Wednesday morning from Rio de Janeiro. Sakshi touched down in the Capital in the wee hours and was received by the Ministers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana. Haryana’s sports and youth […]

NIA takes over probe into case of 21 missing youths from Kerala

NIA takes over probe into case of 21 missing youths from Kerala

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe into 21 missing youths from Kerala, including women, who are suspected to have joined Islamic State. Kerala police had meticulously investigated the case and identified at least 21 youths have gone missing from the state. Among them 17 were from Kasaragod and four from […]

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan’s capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio’s sometimes shaky 2016 instalment. After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike carried the flag at a ceremony at the city’s Haneda airport. “I […]

Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in Jaisha’s case

Sports Ministry sets up inquiry to probe apathy in Jaisha’s case

The Sports Ministry constituted a two-member committee to probe the allegations of official apathy levelled by marathon runner O.P Jaisha, who claims to have been denied water refreshment during her event at the Rio Olympic Games. Jaisha, who finished 89th in the marathon event, has alleged that no water or energy drinks were made available […]

Actress-politician Ramya faces sedition complaint

Actress-politician Ramya faces sedition complaint

Actress-turned- politician Ramya is facing a private complaint in a court seeking action on sedition and other charges against her for “insulting” Indian patriots by her remark that “Pakistan is not hell”. As Ramya’s remarks triggered a bitter backlash on social media and BJP and ABVP workers staged protests terming her remarks “anti-national”, the actress […]

Pakistan rise to No. 1 in Test rankings for the first time

Pakistan rise to No. 1 in Test rankings for the first time

The Trinidad Test match wash out cost India dear as Pakistan replaced them at the top of the ICC Test rankings, reaching the coveted position for the first time ever. A wet outfield prevented play on the last four days after only 22 overs could be bowled on the opening day of the match. The […]

My career all but over if ban not reviewed: Narsingh Yadav

My career all but over if ban not reviewed: Narsingh Yadav

Dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav on Monday admitted that his career would be over if the four-year ban imposed on him by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) is not reviewed and said that the country should take up his case as India lost out on an Olympic medal in 74kg category. Narsingh was debarred from […]

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