2,00,000 Indians abroad forced to return home in four years

2,00,000 Indians abroad forced to return home in four years

2018-08-10T14:37:02+00:00 On

Even as the United Arab Emirates prepares to ship thousands of undocumented Indian workers home, numbers from the external affairs ministry reveal that a total of about 1.7 lakh Indians have been forced to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council countries alone since…

Construction on Central Yoga institute stuck for 8 years

Construction on Central Yoga institute stuck for 8 years

2018-08-07T17:30:30+00:00 On

Construction on Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy near Bhubaneswar in Orissa has been stuck for several years due to opposition from villagers surrounding the project, the AYUSH ministry said today. The institute, which would carry out research in Yoga and naturopathy…

1,104 people die during clinical trials in India in 3 years

1,104 people die during clinical trials in India in 3 years

2018-08-06T08:46:08+00:00 On

A total of 1,104 people have died during clinical trials of various drugs and procedures in India in the last three years, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. However, not everyone who died during clinical trials are found to…

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

2018-08-03T23:02:33+00:00 On

Telecom operators and the Unique Identification Authority of India have denied having anything to do with the ‘mysterious’ addition of the UIDAI’s former helpline to the contact lists of Android phone users in India. That leaves only three candidates — Google, which…

Bank frauds up 359% in four years at nationalized banks

Bank frauds up 359% in four years at nationalized banks

2018-08-03T15:49:33+00:00 On

The amount of money swindled by fraudsters from nationalized banks has jumped 359% in four years, RBI data revealed. The trend at nationalized banks is in contrast to that at private sector banks and SBI, where frauds are being increasingly brought under…

Bharti Airtel to quicken broadband expansion to take on Reliance Jio GigaFiber

Bharti Airtel to quicken broadband expansion to take on Reliance Jio GigaFiber

2018-07-30T17:56:06+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company be revenue, said it will increase the pace of expansion of its wired broadband service by four times this year as it responds to the launch of GigaFiber, the new pan-India fiber service from rival Reliance…

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

2018-07-30T12:51:28+00:00 On

Reliance Jio’s delays in ‘going pay’ with its content suite seems to be giving rivals like Bharti Airtel pause for thought as far as their content plans are concerned. Jio unveiled a large suite of content applications when it launched its telecom…

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

2018-07-27T15:59:30+00:00 On

Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the top destinations for large, utility scale solar projects in India, according to numbers from the Minister of New and Renewable Energy. According to data for Government of India’s “Solar Parks and Ultra Mega…

Commission on OBC sub-categorization to report next week

Commission on OBC sub-categorization to report next week

2018-07-25T09:59:33+00:00 On

The ministry of social justice and empowerment said that a committee looking into the need for sub-categorization of OBC groups is expected to submit its report by 31 July. The committee, comprising four members headed by retired Supreme Court Justice G Rohini,…