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18 October, 2018 10:23 AM Why Reliance Industries decided to pick-up stake in SkyTran

In recent times, Reliance Industries (RIL) has shifted its focus from traditional to futuristic businesses driven by advanced technology that could improve quality of life and make the business relevant for the future. In light of this, it had launched Jio services last year driven by VoLTE technology, an advanced technology to transfer calls over data networks 56

18 October, 2018 9:37 AM US Move To Abolish H-4 Visa Work Permits To Impact Over 70,000 Indians

Abandoning the Obama-era rule of granting work permits to H-4 visa holders - who are spouses of professionals holding H-1B visas, mostly Indians - will benefit some US workers, the Department of Homeland Security believes. The Trump administration is planning to revoke a rule that makes spouses of thousands of immigrant workers eligible to work while 42

17 October, 2018 3:03 PM Cut Cap On Anonymous Donations: Election Commission To Law Ministry

The Election Commission has urged the government to slash the cap on anonymous donations to political parties from the present Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000 to usher in more transparency, a move which comes months ahead of Lok Sabha elections due next year. In a letter to the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry last week, the commission pointed out that while 44

17 October, 2018 2:33 PM #MeToo: Govt mulling formation of GoM to look into lacunae in sexual harassment law

The proposal comes days after Maneka Gandhi proposed formation of a legal panel to look into the legal and institutional framework in place for handling complaints of sexual harassment. Amid a rise in the MeToo movement in India, the government is mulling formation of group of ministers to look into the lacunae in law on sexual harassment, a government 70

17 October, 2018 9:36 AM Applications Open For Sahapedia's Cultural Photography Grant

Photographers can now apply for a three-month visual documentation fellowship by online cultural resource Sahapedia that allows serious engagement with "subjects of cultural value in India and South Asia". The second edition of the annual Frames Photography Grant will be awarded to 20 photographers, who will be shortlisted by photographer-curator and Delhi 60

16 October, 2018 2:20 PM Rahul Gandhi's Kolkata visit during Durga Puja called off

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the city during Durga Puja has been called off due to his preoccupation with the campaign for the elections in the five states, a senior state Congress leader said. The AICC chief, who had asked the party's Bengal unit to strengthen the organisation ahead of the crucial 2019 elections, was proposed to pay a visit 176

16 October, 2018 7:08 AM DST, India Announces Indo Swedish Joint Network Grant For Research In Medicine, Natural And Engineering Sciences

Department of Science and Technology, (DST) has announced Indo Swedish joint network grant to support new or existing Indo-Swedish collaborative groups. Department of Science and Technology, (DST) has announced Indo Swedish joint network grant to support new or existing Indo-Swedish collaborative groups that in the longer perspective may develop into long-term 47

15 October, 2018 6:19 AM Shatrughan Sinha Slams Centre On Rafale Deal, Urges For Opposition Unity

Rafale Deal: Congress and BJP have been involved in a war of words over the Rs 58-000 crore deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France. Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday criticised the BJP government at the centre over the Rafale deal. He said a French publication had quoted former French president Francois Hollande as saying 60

12 October, 2018 10:59 PM Maharashtra Seat-Sharing Talking Point As Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar Meet

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar held discussions about a seat-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra for the next year's Lok Sabha elections, the NCP said on Friday. The discussions were held in Delhi on Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik said in Delhi. Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge 91

11 October, 2018 3:05 PM Leeds United FC owner Andrea Radrizzani calls for creation of Premier League 2

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has proposed the creation of a new second tier in English football to boost revenues for teams outside the Premier League. Radrizzani told a conference in London that the existing TV rights revenue sharing mechanism for the Championship, the current second tier in English football, did not provide enough money to sustain 52