Monthly archives: December 2016

Three crore farmer credit cards to be converted into Rupay cards in 3 months​, says PM Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi  is addressing the nation in a television broadcast on the New Year’s Eve. In his speech, he has highlighted the performance of his government in 2016 and also outlined the priority areas for 2017. The following are the excerpts of his speech: – PM Modi concludes his speech. – As we welcome the New Year, lets come together to build a bright future of the country: PM Modi […]

Beipanjiang bridge, the world’s highest at 1,854 feet, opens in China

The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said Friday. The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement on its official website. The bridge cut travel times between […]

Warning is issued of ‘immediate and severe’ risk of terror attacks on tourist targets in India with New Year beach parties feared most at-risk

Israel has warned that tourist targets are under ‘immediate risk’ in India The threat referred to the ‘south-west of the country’, which includes Goa India is a popular destination for young Israelis after finishing military service Israel criticised recently by John Kerry for building of settlements in West Bank Israel has issued severe travel warnings for India, citing an ‘immediate and severe’ risk to Western tourists. India has been the […]


Taramani teaser looks at the dark side of urban dating

The teaser of the upcoming Tamil film Taramani, which was released on Thursday, shows a man-woman relationship in an urban setting from a woman’s perspective. The nearly one-and-a-half minute trailer makes you uncomfortable from the start — simply in the manner in which the men speak about women and vis-a-versa. The trailer begins with an online chat session where we see a girl looking into a web cam (we presume […]

At 60, mobile book exhibition still spreading patriotism in rural India

“Sabhi padheb to ladeb kaun”(if everyone starts reading then who will fight), a stranger asked Ashok Kumar Yadav mockingly while he was selling books at a Maoist infested village in Chattisgarh. But that could not diminish his spirit of reaching out to the people in far-flung rural areas with books. Yadav is a part of the mobile book exhibition team of National Book Trust (NBT). He has been travelling from […]

Black pepper: Five amazing health benefits you don't know about

“Piper nigrum” or the black pepper is the world most traded spice and is found in almost everyone’s kitchen. Black pepper is primarily used in the kitchen to add spice and flavour to our food. But wait! There’s much more to these tiny black seeds than just adding taste to the food. The health benefits of black pepper include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, seasonal cold, constipation, indigestion, dental disease […]

Tips To Start A Successful Business

Starting a new business is not a simple task. From the beginning, you’ll likely be getting advice from everyone who knows you which makes it more difficult since over analyzing every comment or suggestion can paralyze good decision making. You’ll only need to deal with a few key details when starting your business: 1. Have a detailed plan. Having an in-depth learning of what your new business will be about […]

Vladimir Putin Announces Syria Truce Deal, Peace Talks

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a nationwide ceasefire deal to come into effect across Syria from midnight and that the warring parties had agreed to sit down for peace talks. The deal brokered by Russia and Turkey could represent a major breakthrough in nearly six years of war in Syria and comes a week after rebel resistance was crushed in the second city of Aleppo. Although on opposing […]

Shoulder pain may indicate higher heart disease risk: study

If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. Your shoulder pain may not just be a result of excessive physical strain, say scientists who warn that the condition could point to an increased risk of heart disease. A new study led by researchers from the University of Utah in the US found that individuals with symptoms that put them at […]