Making a case for Jallikattu

Making a case for Jallikattu

The tradition of Jallikattu is many thousands of years old in Tamil Nadu. The recent ban on this festive event has the entire state up in arms.



Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.

Demonetisation fallout: ATM makers get a big boost in new orders

Demonetisation fallout: ATM makers get a big boost in new orders

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The government's November 8move last year to demonetise higher-denomination currencies was said to be aimed at tackling the issues of black money and counterfeit notes. But it has also uncovered the skewed ratio of ATM machines, as compared to the population, providing a boost to the makers of such machines.

Why Uber is bullish on carpooling, ride-sharing for Indian roads

Why Uber is bullish on carpooling, ride-sharing for Indian roads

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Getting "more people into fewer cars" has the potential to cut congestion and, therefore, pollution in urban cities. In India, carpooling and ride-sharing can actually improve urban mobility and global online cab-hailing app Uber has hit the ground running on this count.

Quarterly results, GST meet to guide equities

Quarterly results, GST meet to guide equities

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Quarterly earnings results, coupled with government's efforts to build a consensus over the contours of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are expected to guide the trajectory of the Indian equity markets during the coming week.

After #Notebandi, banks flush with money, but companies in no shape to borrow

After #Notebandi, banks flush with money, but companies in no shape to borrow

"Demonetisation has made banks flush with funds, and they will lend it to productive sectors." - Power Minister Piyush Goyal, November 26, 2016.

Digital payment providers to fix firewalls as transactions swell

Digital payment providers to fix firewalls as transactions swell

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) At a time when the cyber vulnerability in the payment gateways of e-wallet companies are becoming visible as they witness a rise in usage and popularity, upgraded security is the only way to safeguard millions of first-time users.

Retreating monsoon worst in 140 years; TN declares drought as 144 farmers die

Retreating monsoon worst in 140 years; TN declares drought as 144 farmers die

The Tamil Nadu government declared a drought on January 10, after 144 farmers ended their lives between October and December. As many as 106 farmers were reported to have committed suicide in one month, according to a notice issued by the National Human Rights Commission to the state government on January 5.

Andhra capital Amaravati enters execution phase

Andhra capital Amaravati enters execution phase

Vijayawada, Jan 10 (IANS) The development of Andhra Pradesh's new capital Amaravati on the banks of the Krishna river near here has entered the execution phase -- with the focus now shifting to creating critical infrastructure.

Alarming drop in reading skills in Madhya Pradesh

Alarming drop in reading skills in Madhya Pradesh

Reading and some math skills of Madhya Pradesh students are among India's lowest, the transition rate to higher classes is lower than the national average, a majority of classrooms are shared by students of different grades, and government elementary schools are 17.6 per cent short of school teachers, according an analysis of various government data.

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