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Six out of every 10 people with a driving licence in India never actually sat behind a wheel to get it, according to a sample survey done across 10 cities, including the five metros, which have the highest vehicle population. The survey comes at a time when the Rajya Sabha is set to discuss amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act
A Haryana businessman's son, Utsav Bhasin, mowed down a biker with his BMW car in 2008. A Delhi court held the accused guilty under sections 304 A (causing death by negligence), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash driving) of IPC.
The armed forces have sought an allocation of Rs 26.84 lakh crore ($416 billion) over the next five years to ensure requisite military modernisation and maintenance to take on the collusive threat from Pakistan and China as well as to safeguard India’s expanding geostrategic interests.
Meet the new-age video teachers who have not only brought the classroom to the smartphone but made learning fun with visual effects, animation, even sundry objects lying around the house.
The Grand Alliance in Bihar was teetering on the brink of collapse amid growing indication that its disintegration may gather pace after presidential elections on Monday.
Roopa has been in the spotlight after she pointed to speculation about jail officials, including her senior, DGP Sathyanarayana Rao, having received a bribe of Rs 2 crore to provide special treatment to Sasikala.
Hours after accusing China of meddling in the Valley, J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that "it is the only country that didn't condemn the attack on Amarnath yatris."
India produced a superb bowling display to dismiss the Kiwis for 79 in just 25.3 overs. Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5/15) was the pick of the bowlers with her five-wicket haul, while Deepti Sharma (2/26) scalped two and Jhulan Goswami (1/14), Shikha Pandey (1/12) and Poonam Yadav (1/12) picked one each respectively.
Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi amid the worsening ties between his party and Lalu Prasad-led RJD over the corruption charges against Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav.
A study of 20 countries has revealed that Indians received the most number of spam calls in 2017. The research by Truecaller showed that an Indian smartphone user received over 22 spam calls a month, or almost a call a day. The US and Brazil came second with over 20 calls per user each month.
An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
Beijing will not agree to formal talks with New Delhi until Indian troops withdraw from the position they are holding at the Doklam plateau on the Sikkim border, a prominent Chinese expert told TOI in an exclusive interview on Saturday.
The acrimony between the JD(U) and the RJD seems to have reached a flashpoint with Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday skipping a government function, which was attended by chief minister Nitish Kumar.
A jawan was martyred after Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Manjakot area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday.
In a meeting attended by CoA members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA approved the appointment of Shastri. However, the committee did not implicitly specify whether Dravid and Khan were on board as consultants for specific overseas tours, as had been claimed by the BCCI.
One Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) trooper was wounded in a powerful grenade blast in Laroo area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday evening.
The bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, accused of assaulting an actress, was rejected on Saturday and he has been sent to the judicial custody till July 25.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the valley in the wake of the Amarnath terror attack.
The man was wearing a traditional Indian dress, a dhoti, and was "respectably dressed", according to her friend, Debleena Sen, who was with him when the incident happened at Kolkata's Quest Mall.
Last year, in the quarter-finals, Cilic had three match points in the fourth set before Federer found a way to wriggle free and rally for a 6-7 (4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 victory.
Thirty-one per cent of institutions are very concerned that Middle Eastern students who have accepted offers of admissions may not arrive on campus in the fall, and 20 per cent are very concerned that Indian students may not arrive on campus, the survey said.
During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the chief minister apprised the home minister about the steps taken to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley. Steps taken to ensure the security of Amarnath pilgrims were also discussed, officials said.
It expects the figure to grow to Rs 18 lakh crore by 2020. The study conducted by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (Icrier) and the Broadband India Forum, finds that nearly half of the contribution of the internet to the economy would be due to apps.
Abhinav Bindra has submitted a suggestion to Sports Minister Vijay Goel in regards to a helpline for the wellbeing of India's athletes, particularly when outside of the country participating in global events.
Before releasing aid, now the secretary of defence will have to certify that Pakistan is not providing military, financial, or logistical support to any individuals designated by the US as a terrorist operating in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
Sundar Singh Gurjar opened India's account at the World Para Athletics Championships by clinching gold in the men’s javelin throw event. He recorded a personal best effort of 60.36m in the F46 category.
The India-related amendment passed by the House requires the Secretary of Defence, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop a strategy for advancing defence cooperation between the United States and India.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag, a mentor with the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the IPL, had Kohli's complete backing and would've been a front-runner to grab the role if not for certain conditions.
The explosive was detected on the morning of July 12 when the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) was sanitising the House premises as part of the mandatory daily drill whenever the assembly is in session. The squad found a blue carry bag under the seat cushion in the third row.
Without taking any names, JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar referred to the allegations by the opposition BJP that Lalu's family members had acquired benami properties at various places in the country, saying these needed to be explained.
An RJD functionary said that Tejashwi's resignation would demoralise the party cadres as that could lead to a perception that the party's first family was in the wrong. The party prefers to wait for CM Nitish Kumar to sack Tejashwi, which would be followed by mass resignations of RJD ministers.
Among state assemblies, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum amount of women votes, followed by West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. 33% members have declared criminal cases against themselves, with 20% being serious criminal cases.
The toll in the Assam floods rose to 53 on Friday, with three more bodies retrieved from Dhemaji, Dhubri and Nagaon districts, even as the overall situation improved slightly. The casualties of animals in Kaziranga National Park increased to 73 on Friday, with receding waters bringing more carcasses to the surface.
Mallya has been held guilty by the Supreme Court of contempt of court for not honestly disclosing all his assets and diverting his $40 million to overseas accounts of his family members in violation of the court's order. The bench deferred indefinitely the hearing to decide quantum of punishment to be awarded to him till he is brought before the court.
The SC bench noted that the Election Commission had set up a committee which had examined the issue and submitted a report in October 2014. It was informed that in January 2015, the Centre had, in principle, agreed with the recommendations of the committee.
Opposition leaders were supportive of the Indian position that China has violated the commitments arrived at through the special representatives’ dialogue. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury asked the government to “introspect” whether its policies on the Dalai Lama and military exercises with the US and Japan had contributed to the tensions.
Jammu & Kashmir police detained on Friday a cop who serves as a driver for PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir for questioning in connection with this week's terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims. He has been found to have links with militants.
Soon after they were airborne, the pilots got a fuel warning forcing their return to Kolkata. Puzzled, as the warning had come after fuelling, the airline got the fuel tanks emptied. The drained out aviation turbine fuel (was checked and was found to have water contamination
Roger Federer's relentless pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title continued as he beat stubborn Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 to reach the final for the 11th time on Friday.
The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as three deaths were reported and nearly 15 lakh people in 25 districts of the state still affected by the deluge which also inundated more than half of the Kaziranga National Park.
In a statement issued after a three-hour meeting MEA spokesperson said, participants expressed “strong support for India's approach and also for the need for national unity”, and stressed the “importance of India and China to remain engaged through diplomacy.”
The government on Friday briefed over 19 MPs from different political parties on the ongoing standoff with China and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Security forces in Jammu & Kashmir have killed as many as 102 terrorists so far this year, making it the highest number of killings in the January-July period in seven years, a police official said on Friday.
China told Japan on Friday to "get used to it" after it flew six warplanes over the Miyako Strait between two southern Japanese islands in a military exercise.
India's World Cup heroes found former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga's demand for an inquiry into the 2011 final as "outrageous". India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to win their second World Cup title in 50-over cricket.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday welcomed the two Indian Premier League franchises - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - back into the league.
India's new bowling consultant Zaheer Khan will be offered a contract of 150 days per season, informed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Sourav Ganguly.
JD(U) has mounted pressure on the RJD, asking it to come clean on allegations against party minister Tejashwi Yadav with facts and not to "display arrogance" of having 80 MLAs. Tejashwi, son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, has been named by CBI as an accused in its probe into land-for-hotels scandal.
Floods in northeast have killed at least 83 people and led to the death of three rare one-horned rhinoceros at a national park that has the world's largest concentration of the species. Assam is the worst hit with 53 lives lost so far in floods and landslides with some 20 lakh people displaced.
D Roopa Moudgil, DIG (Prisons) of Karnataka, who exposed the VIP treatment being given to AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, on Friday alleged that she was being singled out by the state government for doing her job.
Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country's 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing.
The Supreme Court on Friday considered the Centre's submission that proceedings to extradite embattled businessman Vijay Mallya are going on in London and said the contempt case against him would move further only when he is produced before it.
TOI has learned that the CoA in its reported stated that though Srinivasan is disqualified to become a member of any cricket association or BCCI, he attended the board’s SGM (Special General Meeting) as nominee of TNCA.
"We are revealing new growth with services that we (have been) focusing on for the past couple of years including -- AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing," said Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka, announcing a small rise in quarterly profits.
The comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB), which had last year found itself at the centre of a controversy for its promoter Tanmay Bhat's "roast" on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar, has just landed itself in trouble again.
Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was a "blasphemy", China said on Friday as it faced a barrage of criticism over the democracy activist's death.
According to Sikka, the homegrown tech giant's efforts in developing the autonomous vehicle are aimed at training employees on new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that the explosives recovered from the state Legislative Assembly was the powerful and versatile PETN. A preferred weapon of mass destruction for terrorists, here's what you need to know about the explosive:
Ahead of Parliament's Monsoon Session, the government has called leaders of opposition parties on Friday for a briefing on the India-China standoff in Doklam in Sikkim sector, and to discuss the Kashmir situation in light of the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims. Here's all you need to know about the crucial meeting:
The flamboyant businessman, currently residing in Great Britain and fighting a high-profile Indian extradition request, says his immediate family is either in England or the US. "So there's nothing to miss," Mallya said.
India's second biggest software services exporter Infosys on Friday reported a nearly 1.4 per cent growth in its net profit to Rs 3483 crore for the April-June quarter. The IT giant has overshot first-quarter profit estimates helped by key client wins.
Indians have the most confidence in their government, a report published by a major economic cooperation organisation said. The latest edition of the OECD's Government at a Glance report states that 73 per cent Indians have faith in the Narendra Modi led NDA coalition, the highest in the world.
The cable, sent to all US diplomatic posts on Wednesday, lays out a series of standards the United States will require of other countries, including that they issue, or have active plans to issue, electronic passports and regularly report lost and stolen passports to Interpol.
The BCCI did not mention the names of Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid-appointed consultants on Tuesday-in a press statement sent out on Thursday.
A survey shows "in seven of the 10 European Union nations, China is considered the leading economic power." However, India continues to believe US is the world's leading economy. In fact, 41% of Indians have an unfavourable view of China, and just 26% have a more positive image of it.
Tablets for e-lessons and assignments, video and programming games to foster creativity, activity-based learning to connect knowledge with life and collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratories to be part of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan's reforms to change the way learning is organised in these Centre-funded schools.
A 100-metre area on either side of Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) will be a "no-construction, no-development zone", the National Green Tribunal ruled on Thursday while ordering a green compensation of Rs 50,000 on anyone dumping waste in the river.
The sensex closed at its fifth record high in six trading sessions as a wave of liquidity lifted its constituent heavyweights like ITC, Reliance, Larsen & Toubro and ICICI Bank. FMCG stocks too have done well as GST has been beneficial for the sector.
Authorities are also alleged to have turned a blind eye to drug trafficking inside the Parappana Agrahara jail. Karnataka law minister TB Jayachandra has sought a report from the home secretary. It has been alleged that Sasikala had been given a special kitchen and other facilities by the prison staff.
A team of Indian scientists has claimed to have discovered an “extremely large supercluster of galaxies”, Saraswati, in the universe. “Since the light from this galaxy has just reached us, we will be able to study how it (galaxy) was in the past,” is what the scientists have to claim.
JD(U) sources said they expected Tejashwi to reply to the charges in CBI’s FIR against him by next week. RJD, however, stuck to its conspiracy charge and said Tejashwi would respond to the charges only at the RJD rally scheduled for August 27, in which Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, as well as Nitish Kumar are expected to be present.
The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Thursday shot a letter to COA chief Vinod Rai, expressing "pain" at the perception that appointments of Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan were forced upon head coach Ravi Shastri.
he Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Thursday that China bears a "heavy responsibility" for the "premature" death of 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. The prominent democracy advocate, 61, died while still in custody following a battle with cancer.
Drive or walk it? Given a choice most Indians are lazy enough to opt for a car no matter what the distance is. Well, now a 46-country study has shown that we are among the laziest countries in the world. India is ranked at 39, with people averaging just 4,297 steps a day.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday made it clear that Zaheer Khan's appointment as bowling consultant of the Indian cricket team is also tour specific, just like batting consultant Rahul Dravid.
India has said that there has been no change in Pakistan's position on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav or on the visa request made by his mother, amidst Pakistani media reports that Islamabad was considering to allow her to travel to meet her son.
China's Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday aged 61 after losing a battle with cancer, authorities said, more than a month after he was transferred to a hospital from prison.
The Centre on Thursday said that services of experts from space technology and ISRO will be used to assess the damage due to floods and landslides in three northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
"Heart of the matter is crossborder terrorism perpetrated on India," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said when asked to comment on China's remarks. New Delhi's position on addressing all issues with Pakistan in a bilateral framework has not changed, he said.
The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 232.56 points to close at 32,037.38 while the broader 50-share NSE Nifty closed at 9,891.70, gaining 75.60 points. Both the indices spiked more than 0.75 per cent during the day.
Ahead of the Parliament session, beginning Monday, the government is apparently aiming to build a consensus to deal with border stand-off with China as well on Kashmir issue.
DIG (Prisons) D Roopa on Wednesday alleged that senior jail staffers are allowing a host of illegal activities at Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, including provision of special treatment to former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday recommended a slew of measures to clean up the Ganges, including a fine of Rs 50,000 for dumping waste in the Haridwar-Unnao stretch of the river, ANI reported.
Over the last year, Beijing has flooded Xinjiang with tens of thousands of security personnel. No one is permitted to pray in public or grow a beard before the age of 50 in Xinjiang. Analysts warn that Xinjiang is becoming an open air prison.
Two days after the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Zaheer Khan as head coach and bowling coach, it has emerged that Shastri is set to have a meeting with Supreme Court-appointed (CoA) on Monday to discuss the role of bowling coach.
If the sea level predictions are accurate, places like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami face a grim future, according to researchers from the Union of Concerned Scientists - a nonprofit science advocacy organisation in the US.
The several dozen Holsteins were flown in from Budapest, the first of 4,000 cattle to be imported by August. Prior to the crisis, Qatar largely relied on dairy imports from Saudi Arabia, especially of milk.
As per the draft of the bill, the Secretary of State is asked to certify that Pakistan is cooperating with the US in counter-terrorism efforts against the Haqqani Network, the Quetta Shura Taliban, Lashkar e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and al-Qaida.
India is estimated to have produced approximately 600 kilograms of weapon-grade plutonium, sufficient for 150-200 nuclear warheads, two top American nuclear experts have said.
At least 10 Indians were killed and six others injured on Wednesday when a major fire ripped through a windowless house in Saudi Arabia.
TOI understands that bringing Rahul Dravid in Team India's coaching staff as batting consultant for overseas Test tours is a part of the compensation the Indian cricket board (BCCI) is 'obliged' to offer him for letting go of his association with Delhi Daredevils as a mentor.