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27 May, 2017 9:29 AM Narendra Modi meets Pravind Jugnauth: Maritime security pact inked, Mauritius gets USD 500 million line of credit

India has extended USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries signed maritime security pact today during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and discussed maritime and coastal 25

26 May, 2017 10:11 PM The loss of innocence

The unprofessional behaviour of the young — perhaps even well-meaning — Army Major in the Kashmir Valley is proof of how an aggressive political establishment, and the ‘popular’ support it enjoys, can transform the unlawful act into a nationalist issue. Otherwise, how is it that pinning a civilian to the bonnet of a jeep as a grim warning to the stone-pelting 22

26 May, 2017 10:11 PM Indian economy took 31 years to increase by 10x to $2.3 tn; next phase of similar rise will take half the time

With the Modi government embarking on its fourth year of governance, it would be interesting to introspect on the last three years of policy trajectory, outcomes, and the most likely way forward. Three years ago, the country ran the risk of a sovereign ratings downgrade that could have led to India’s isolation from global capital markets. However, in contrast 28

26 May, 2017 4:34 PM South Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment. Juba: The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment, UN officials said. "He has been released 30

26 May, 2017 5:04 AM Sachin: A Billion Dreams Movie Review: This Brings Back All Our Sachin Tendulkar Memories

Sachin: A Billion Dreams Movie Review: Forget the film, celebrate the master. Sachin: A Billion Dreams made me cry and gasp and cheer louder than any film in ages The year was 2009. Stand-up comedy was barely a crawl in India, and from those pioneering early sets performed late at night in Bombay, I remember only one gag. At the time, bullying politicians 18

26 May, 2017 3:15 AM Dear Election Commission, Here’s Why Your EVM ‘Hackathon’ Is A Jokeathon

And voters are the butt of the joke. On the 20th of May 2017 the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced that it would offer its electronic voting machines to political parties for them to try and prove that EVMs can be tampered with. The challenge will begin on June 3. Before talking about the above points and dissecting them one by one I will address 43

26 May, 2017 3:01 AM View: Jobs are Modi's central mission, and he's failing. Read how

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com Three years ago, Narendra Modi was sworn in as prime minister of the Republic of India amid much hope and tremendous expectation. A good portion of the population remains optimistic that he’ll fulfill his promises to unshackle the Indian economy. But Modi’s tenure cannot yet be judged 25

25 May, 2017 6:14 PM Maharashtra CM's helicopter was well-maintained, claim officials

The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) will investigate the crash-landing of the chopper that was carrying chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Nilanga on Thursday. But an official at the directorate of aviation has claimed that the chopper had no maintenance issues and all the parameters were followed. Madhav Godbole, deputy director with the directorate 18

25 May, 2017 2:55 PM Miffed by Kumble's 'inexplicable' demands, BCCI invites applications for head coach

New Delhi: Miffed by Anil Kumble’s aggressive push to restructure the central contracts of the Indian players and support staff the BCCI invited applications for head coach's post, sending a reminder to head coach Kumble that he will not get an automatic extension after his current term expires at the end of Champions Trophy. Interested candidates can apply 17

25 May, 2017 9:12 AM Top reasons why Google Assistant can't beat Siri on iPhone

Google Assistant brings its own share of limitations that restrict its functionality on the iPhone. Google had announced its Assistant feature to be exclusive for the Pixel phones at the Google I/O 2016 conference. Now, the company has made a U-Turn by releasing the Google Assistant feature for the iPhone in the US. The Google Assistant app has already 23