• This plant can clean indoor air
    SourcesThis plant can clean indoor air

    Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant -- pothos ivy -- to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study.

  • Sonowal, Himanta counter Rahul's tweet on loan waiver (Lead)
    SourcesSonowal, Himanta counter Rahul's tweet on loan waiver (Lead)

    A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi claimed in Twitter that the Congress has awakened Chief Ministers of Assam and Gujarat from their deep slumber, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma countered the Congress chief on the social networking platform.

  • Journalist bodies demand: Drop NSA against Manipuri journalist
    SourcesJournalist bodies demand: Drop NSA against Manipuri journalist

    Journalist bodies on Thursday condemned the arrest and 12 months detention of Manipuri journalist Kishorechand Wangkhem and demanded that the charges levelled against him under the National Security Act (NSA) be dropped. He was booked for allegedly criticizing Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We, the undersigned journalist organisations express deep concern at the twelve month detention of Kishorechand Wangkhem, under the National Security Act," said a statement jointly issued by Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Club of India, Press Association and Federation of Press Clubs in India.

  • TN man arrested for raping British national in Goa
    SourcesTN man arrested for raping British national in Goa

    A 30-year-old man from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu has been arrested for raping a middle-aged British woman and robbing her belongings early on Thursday near the beach village of Palolem, police said.

  • Gopi T unveils ASICS Race Day Tee for Mumbai Marathon
    SourcesGopi T unveils ASICS Race Day Tee for Mumbai Marathon

    Procam International and sport performance brand ASICS on Thursday unveiled the official ‘Race Day Tee for the 16th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

  • Punjab inks MoU with AAI for international air terminal at Halwara
    SourcesPunjab inks MoU with AAI for international air terminal at Halwara

    The Punjab government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a new Civil International Air Terminal at Indian Air Force station at Halwara, near Ludhiana.

  • Gold biscuits worth Rs 32 lakh seized in Bengal
    SourcesGold biscuits worth Rs 32 lakh seized in Bengal

    The Border Security Force (BSF) seized gold biscuits worth over Rs 32 lakh from West Bengal's Nadia district and caught a smuggler who had stuffed it in a bag packed with papayas, the BSF said on Thursday.

  • Mahesh Narayanan appointed LinkedIn's Country Manager for India (Lead)
    SourcesMahesh Narayanan appointed LinkedIn's Country Manager for India (Lead)

    Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Thursday said it had hired Mahesh Narayanan as Country Manager for India.

  • Tibetan President hails Trump decision on Tibet
    SourcesTibetan President hails Trump decision on Tibet

    Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday hailed US President Donald Trump's decision to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to Tibet.

  • Chinese firm Gionee officially files for bankruptcy: Report
    SourcesChinese firm Gionee officially files for bankruptcy: Report

    In yet another Chinese smartphone company going bust, a second-tier Chinese smartphone maker Gionee, which owes 20.2 billion Chinese Yuan (nearly $3 billion) to 648 creditors, has officially filed for bankruptcy.