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Sabarimala: The Indian god who bars women from his temple

Two women – journalist Kavitha Jagdal and social activist Rehana Fathima – managed to reach the main temple premises on Thursday. More than 100 policemen protected them from stone-throwing protesters as they walked the last 5km (3-mile) stretch…

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Govt’s Bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for SIMs, bank accounts

Government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID Aadhaar as a means of identity verification for obtaining services like opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone…

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New GST rates applicable on list of items that get cheaper

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council after its meeting on December 22 had reduced the applicable GST rates on 23 items of mass consumption. The new rates that are applicable from today are expected to bring down prices…

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5 Restaurant Chains Including Saravana Bhavan Raided In Chennai

Chennai: Five popular restaurant chains in Chennai, including the Saravana Bhavan group, are being raided by Income Tax officials. Raids are being conducted at the offices of Saravana Bhavan, Hot Breads, the Anjappar group and two groups of Grand Sweets…

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Ending Green Card Cap May Let India Dominate Path To US Citizenship: Report

WASHINGTON:Eliminating the country quota from the most sought-after Green Cards will end the current discrimination in the US labour market, but would allow countries like India and China to dominate the path to American citizenship, according to the…

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Milk prices set to go up this year

Milk prices are likely to go up in 2019, cooperative dairies said, as supplies are less than usual during this period. Lower returns to farmers have led to the drop in milk production in winter, when supplies tend…

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4C Pro, and Mi LED TV 4A Pro get cheaper in India by up to Rs 2,000

Xiaomi wishes Happy New Year to consumers in India by reducing the price of select Mi TV. The company announces the price drop of the Mi TVs on Tuesday, December 1, 2019. The new prices of the Mi…

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Two women below 50 enter Sabarimala, temple shuts for purification rituals

Two woman devotees, below the age of 50, finally entered the Sabarimala temple on early Wednesday morning — in a first after the temple was opened to women between the age group of 10-50 following the September 28…

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GST Council to meet on Jan 10; to consider 5% GST on under-construction flats

The GST Council is slated to meet on January 10 to discuss lowering GST on under-construction flats and houses to 5 per cent, as well as hiking exemption threshold for small and medium enterprises. The council, in its…

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Apple iPhone 2019 to sport 3D camera with TOF sensor, hints new report

Apple’s iPhone in 2019 or iPhone XI as some are referring to it, could come with a 3D camera at the back, indicates a new report from Bloomberg. Rival Huawei, which is the number two smartphone manufacturer in…

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