New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday gave clarification over the toll-free number controversy as a large section of Indian smartphone users woke up puzzled today as a helpline number of UIDAI was saved in their phonebooks by default. Soon questions about privacy concerns started trending on social media, prompting the UIDAI …

Birmingham: Test Cricket is very unpredictable and so has been witnessed in the opening Test between England and India at the Edgbaston Cricket ground here, where former has given a solid 194-run target to the latter. A magical over by Ishant Sharma put India right on top of the match with top six English batsmen …

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured the Rajya Sabha that there will be no discrimination or harassment in the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and reiterated that the entire process has been fair and transparent. However, the opposition was not convinced with many MPs asking as to …

Panaji: Native Goans would be banned from entering casinos from 2019, after the state government appoints a gaming commissioner to regulate the industry, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. The Chief Minister said a casino policy would be unveiled this month. “As a policy, Goans will not be permitted to enter the casino playing areas. …

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has abandoned its plan to set up a Social Media Communication Hub (SMCH) to track and monitor these platforms to identify ‘buzz creators’. Attorney General KK Venugopal informed a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the government is withdrawing the proposal. Justice …

New Delhi: Fugitive Indian jeweller Mehul Choksi, wanted in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud, was given Antiguan citizenship after ‘stringent background checks’ and a clearance certificate from the Indian authorities, the Antiguan government has said. The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) of Antigua and Barbuda said that while conducting background checks on Choksi, it found …

Islamabad: Twelve schools, mostly all-girl institutions, were burnt down on Friday in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region in a series of coordinated attacks by unidentified terrorists, police said. The attackers torched the schools between 2.30 a.m. and 3.00 a.m, said Abdul Waheed, the Police Commissioner of Diamer district where the attacks took place, the Pakistani media reported. …

New Delhi: West Indies power-hitter Chris Gayle on Friday asserted that England is the favourite to win the ongoing five-match Test series on the English soil. He, however, pointed out that team India is fully capable of stunning the favourites, going by the way Virat Kohli-led side is giving a tough fight in the first Test at …