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Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians

Beijing: In a setback to Indian travelers, Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indians who will have...

After violent protests, Jallikattu Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly

Chennai: The much-awaited Jallikattu bill seeking to revoke Supreme Court's ban on the sport, was passed unanimously on Monday in a special session of Tamil Nadu...

‘Dhanush’ aka ‘Desi Bofors’ to be first showcased in Republic Day parade

New Delhi:¬†India‚Äôs first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‚ÄėDhanush‚Äô, aka ‚ÄėDesi Bofors‚Äô, will be showcased for the first time at the Republic Day parade in...

Isro realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft Mangalyaan

AHMEDABAD: Indian Space Research Organization has successfully realigned the orbit of its Mars Orbiter Mission 'Mangalyaan' so it is not affected by long-duration eclipse, Isro chairman...

Indian govt. wants Apple, but not all officials are biting

New Delhi: Some Indian officials have baulked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to...

‘Jallikattu’ stir spreads to Lanka, UK and Australia

London/Colombo:  Protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport 'jallikattu' have spread to beyond India with the Tamil Diaspora in Sri Lanka, Britain...

Only two buses for every 1000 people in India: report

Jaipur: Despite the growing emphasis on public transport across the country, India has only two buses for every 1,000 people according to a report...

Digi-Dhan Melas: Over 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants win Rs 60.9 crore in...

NEW DELHI: More than 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants have been declared winners of NITI Aayog's lucky draw schemes 'Lucky Grahak Yojana, (LGY) for...

Tamil Nadu witnessing mass student uprising for jallikattu

CHENNAI: You may call it the Tamil Nadu version of the Arab Spring, or it may even remind you of the anti-Hindi agitation in the state...

‘Dear BJP, don’t be afraid,’ Rahul Gandhi says on Twitter

NEW DELHI: "Dear BJP, don't be afraid," tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi late yesterday after BJP leaders complained to the Election Commission (EC) that he violated the Model Code of...