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Forbes' billionaires list 2018: Mukesh Ambani richest among 121 billionaires in India

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is richer by $16.9 billion in 2018 with assets of $40.1 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual billionaires list published Tuesday. Ambani moved up to the 19th global rank on the list of 2,208 billionaires worldwide compiled by Forbes. In 2017, he ranked 33rd with $23.2 billion. India has 121 billionaires — 19 more than last year — making them the third largest group of […]

Aruna Reddy wins bronze medal for India in Gymnastics World Cup 2018

Aruna Budda Reddy on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women’s vault event here. Reddy could not make it to the national team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games as she was underage but then she took part in the 2014 CWG and now she is well on her way achieving […]

Justin Trudeau Gets PM Modi's Bear Hug On Day 6 Of India Visit: 10 Facts

Five days after landing in India, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at his ceremonial welcome in Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan. PM Modi greeted Mr Trudeau with his signature bear-hug and posed for photographs with his family, including his daughter Ella Grace, seen in a 2015 photo tweeted by Mr Modi last evening. The two leaders will have a bilateral meeting today. Mr Trudeau’s first visit to […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘unusual’ India trip raises eyebrows, panned by Canada watchdog

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his eight-day visit to India, the fact that his schedule includes just half-a-day of official engagements in New Delhi is being described as “unusual” by veteran diplomats and criticised by a Canadian watchdog. A veteran Indian diplomat said in his long experience with bilateral visits, he had never experienced a trip of this nature, where the visiting dignitary spent so little time in […]

Why Are Ties With The UAE Important For India? Here Are Some Answers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, as part of his four-day tour to the Middle East, generated much excitement in the Indian media. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held detailed discussions on a wide array of issues, ranging from trade, energy, climate change and civil aviation. In the joint statement issued at […]

9 Important Constitutional Amendments That Changed the Course of India

The 2018 Republic Day marks 69 years of the great Indian Constitution. The Constitution of India is the principal document that formulates the rights, duties and powers of citizens, governments and its officials. The constitution came into force on 26 January 1950, took nearly three years to complete, and is regarded to be the world’s most extensive Constitution. However, as our society and its needs are ever-evolving, if the constitution […]

Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge Turns 75! Did You Know It Survived a Japanese Air Attack?

In 1946, a census was conducted to count the daily traffic footfall on the state-of-the-art Howrah Bridge. The figures registered were 27,400 vehicles, 121,100 pedestrians and 2,997 cattle. Contrast the above information with a 2007 report, which showed a daily flow of 90,000 vehicles, out of which 15,000 were goods vehicles. The iconic bridge in the world is regarded as the “Gateway to Kolkata” since it connects the city to […]

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls:Economic Survey highlights

The Economic Survey has mentioned that the desire for a male child has created 21 million “unwanted” girls in India between 0 and 25 years. The Survey has taken note of the behavioural pattern of Indian parents who prefer to have children “until the desired number of sons are born.” Calling this the “son meta-preference,” the Survey has found that while an average Indian family prefers to have two children, […]

‘Good morning’ messages are cluttering smartphones in India: Report

According to Google, there has been a 10-fold rise in the number of searches for ‘Good Morning images’ over the past five years. It is because Indians have a habit of sending millions of ‘good morning!’ texts along with sun-dappled flowers, adorable toddlers and birds to friends, family and strangers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. With millions of ‘good morning’ texts, spiced with colourful images and even videos […]


'The Shape of Water' releasing date in India: Watch Trailer

Fantasy drama ‘The Shape of Water‘ will be releasing in India. ‘The Shape of Water’ is about a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Veteran film composer Alexandre Desplat took home the award for Best Score for the film ‘The Shape of Water’ at the 2018 Golden Globes. Guillermo del Toro won the trophy in the Best Director […]