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Jio to gain as India’s 4G adoption will be faster: Report

Mumbai: Predicting a much faster adoption of 4G telecom services in India than the previous generation, IDFC Securities has said in a report that it found the Reliance Jio offering to be impressive but for some resolvable initial issues. “Apart from initial teething issues in activating the SIM, the overall experience of using the R-Jio connection

Two paralysed Himachal men return to India

Shimla: Two men from Himachal Pradesh, who were paralysed after a road accident in Saudi Arabia, have returned to India, the family said on Sunday. They would undergo treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla. They were initially abandoned by their employer in Saudi Arabia after the accident. With the

India successfully launches ITS first ‘swadeshi’ shuttle

Bengaluru: India on Monday successfully launched its maiden ‘swadeshi’ space shuttle with the winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV-TD) fulfilling its mission objectives in the first crucial test to make space travel easier and cheaper in the future. With the test-firing of the indigenous unmanned model space shuttle — the size of a Sports Utility Vehicle


India pledges $1 million for Afghanistan school

Kabul: India has pledged $1 million for modernisation and teachers’ training at a prestigious school in Afghanistan as part of its long-standing support to the war-torn country’s education sector. India has decided to grant the financial assistance of $one million to the school over a period of 10 years, in pursuance of India’s long-standing support

India may fail to defend itself from Pakistani missiles:expert

Islamabad: India may not be able to fully defend itself from a possible Pakistani nuclear strike in a conflict despite the country’s heavy investments in developing anti-ballistic missile systems, a Russian nuclear expert has cautioned. Petr Topychkanov, a senior researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Centre’s Non-Proliferation Programme, said that despite large scale cooperation between India

Heart attack kills one person every 33 seconds in India

New Delhi: One person dies every 33 seconds owing to an heart attack in India, says a top city cardiologist, adding that the deadly condition is making Indians its victim 10 years ahead of the people in the West. “India is currently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims

Pakistan has no locus standi on map issue, asserts India

New Delhi: India on Tuesday reacted strongly to Pakistan seeking UN intervention on the Indian draft bill on map, saying it was an ‘entirely internal legislative matter’ and Pakistan or any other party has no locus standi on it. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India ‘firmly rejects’ repeated and increasing attempts by Pakistan

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Bhubaneswar: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile that can carry up to 1000 kg of warhead and hit targets 350 km away, officials said. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile was fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off the Odisha coast, defence sources said. The

Ministry asks SAI to ensure athletes get food supplements

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has directed the Sports Authority of India to get in touch with Athletics Federation of India so that the track and field athletes at the NIS Patiala receive the required dope-free supplements. The direction came after Sports Minister Sarbanada Sonowal’s surprise visit at the centre. He heard the grievances of

India suffers from huge gender pay gap: Monster Salary Index

New Delhi: Amid raging debate over gender pay gap globally, a new report shows the figure for India stands as high as 27 per cent, where men earned a median gross hourly salary of Rs 288.68 while women earned Rs 207.85 per hour. As per the latest Monster Salary Index, by online career and recruitment

Hockey: Sreejesh to lead India in Champions Trophy

New Delhi: Star goal-keeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian squad for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Champions Trophy in London from June 10 to 17, Hockey India announced on Tuesday. Striker S.V. Sunil will be Sreejesh’s deputy in the side which has a mix of experience and youth as part of preparations for


India begin Uber Cup campaign with 5-0 thrashing of Australia

Kunshan (China): The Indian women’s badminton team made a strong start to their Uber Cup campaign, thrashing Australia 5-0 here on Monday. The Indian girls were in total domination from the start and whitewashed the Aussies, winning the three singles and the two doubles matches in their Group D match at the Kunshan Sports Center

UN official lauds India’s move to tackle abuse by peacekeepers

United Nations: A top UN official has lauded efforts undertaken by India and other nations in designating focal points to facilitate paternity and child support claims in case of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against peacekeepers. Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare told the General Assembly that India, Benin, Ecuador and Uruguay, though not necessarily

Aditya Birla to bring Simon Carter label to India

New Delhi: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd today said it has signed an exclusive deal to bring London-based designer brand Simon Carter to India. “This deal was part of our strategic intent to grow our international portfolio and this new relationship with Simon Carter will bring London’s high fashion to the Indian market,” Aditya

India keen to host Australia in day-night Test in 2017

Adelaide: India wants to host Australia in a day-night Test match during their tour in 2017, Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive officer James Sutherland said on Thursday. He said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials had already reached out about pitting the two team’s against each other next year. India are

Aus university to provide medical technology to India

Melbourne: Australian state of Victoria on Saturday announced two agreements with India in the area of medical technology to address major health challenges in India. During the government-led Neuroscience Victoria trade mission to India this week, Swinburne University signed two memorandums of understanding to partner with major Indian healthcare providers. Neuroscience leaders from Swinburne signed

US wants increased India, Pak dialogue on counter terrorism

Washington: The US has said that it wantsincreased dialogue between India and Pakistan on counter terrorism co-operation. “We have said many times that there is a level of counterterrorism cooperation between India and Pakistan. There is some dialogue there,” State Department Deputy Spokesman, Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference. “We want to

Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ on film

Chandigarh: Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ a global programme launched by the British Council and Great Britain.The campaign will celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society. Shakespeare’s legacy across theatre and film has been unparalleled. It has transcended borders and has been adapted, represented and celebrated globally.

India ignores US report on rising religious intolerance

New Delhi: India on Tuesday said it took “no cognizance” of a report by a United States agency that lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over rising religious intolerance in the country. “We take no cognizance of their report,” an external affairs ministry spokesperson said about the report by the US Commission on International

Religious freedom in India on ‘negative trajectory’: USCIRF

Washington: Religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory” in 2015 as religious tolerance “deteriorated” and religious freedom violations “increased”, a US report on international religious freedom said on Tuesday. In its annual report, the Congress-mandated US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) asked the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders