Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

China’s disapproval of Pakistan’s hosting of anti-India terror organisations has prompted Islamabad to quietly start working on plans to disarm these jihadist groups,’ amid an unusually public row between the civilian government, the all-powerful military and the media over the policy shift’, according to Islamabad-based political analyst Tom Husein . Pressure has been mounting at […]

Telangana has 31 districts now

Telangana has 31 districts now

HYDERABAD: More than two years after Telangana came into existence as India’s 29th state, the TRS government in the state carried out the biggest administrative reform, creating 21 new districts. With this, the total number of districts in the state went up to 31 from 10, following the reorganisation process. Telangana, carved out of Andhra […]

BSNL gears up to challenge private players

BSNL gears up to challenge private players

Gearing up to compete with private players, state-owned telecom firm BSNL plans to ramp up its mobile broadband capacity by up to two-fold to 600 terrabyte in a month. “We are seeing enormous increase in usage of mobile data on our network. We will be increasing our data network capacity to deliver high-speed 3G and […]

Chinese mobile sales through the roof in festive India

Chinese mobile sales through the roof in festive India

The Chinese are fast learners! After two years of its stay in India, Xiaomi has learned a thing or two about the country’s  festive season. The Chinese company sold over 500,000 smartphones in India between Oct. 1 and Oct. 3, it said Wednesday. That’s two phones sold every second. The milestone comes as e-commerce giants […]

Piracy, lack of screens plague Indian film industry

Piracy, lack of screens plague Indian film industry

Though the number of films that hit the ₹100-crore mark is increasing, piracy, low penetration of quality exhibition infrastructure in Tier-II and Tier-II cities is hindering the growth of the industry. Piracy is eating away the vitals, with the film industry losing ₹19,000 crore annually. A latest Deloitte report on the industry said that over […]

Does the Defence Ministry want to silence the Media?

Does the Defence Ministry want to silence the Media?

New Delhi: When a leading newspaper item contradicted a key aspect of the Uri attack that a senior army officer had provided to the media, the government attempted to muzzle the press.  The Defence Ministry has told editors “all contents relating to the Indian Army, irrespective of ‘source’ of inputs, and intended to be published, […]

Tibet opens up to the World

Tibet opens up to the World

LHASA, (Xinhua) — Prakash, a thangka dealer from Nepal, brought over 1,000 of the scroll paintings to the China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, after the 200 thangka he brought last year were quickly snapped up. “China has become such an important market for me that I value the expo more than anything,” Prakash said. […]

Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

When the Zika Virus packs its bag and begins travelling, India is among the most likely places the dreaded virus will visit, say researchers.  The most vulnerable areas are China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says the research. Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people […]

Nepal bans ‘first Indian Everester couple’for photoshop fraud!

Nepal bans ‘first Indian Everester couple’for photoshop fraud!

India’s ‘first’ mountaineering couple, two Pune cops who claimed to have conquered Everest, are scammers, it appears. Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on the two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say. The Nepal government investigation concluded  that photographs that show the pair at the […]

Top of the Indian Dessert charts?

Top of the Indian Dessert charts?

You all must be knowing that India’s spice varieties are famous worldwide, with hundreds of nations importing spice products to add flavour to their recipes. However, Indian sweets or desserts too have a touching record in lifting mood by bring smiles and sighs, where everything around seems serene and nice. With increasing penetration of e-commerce […]

ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

To defeat ISIS, South Asian countries must look beyond their selfish and myopic interests The so-called Islamic State (IS) in appeared around 2014. Since then, policymakers and the strategic community in South Asia remain divided on whether the terrorist group poses a threat to the region or not. These differences can be attributed to two […]