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Indian Army may acquire 39 American Apache choppers to enhance fire power at Pakistan, China borders

The Indian Army is planning to pitch for acquiring a fleet of lethal Apache attack helicopters in a key meeting with Defence Minister Arun Jailtley scheduled this weekend. Highly placed sources in the Army told Mail Today that the combat helicopters for its aviation wing will enhance the firepower of its strike forces along the borders with China and Pakistan. ... Read More »

The full GST rate schedule for goods

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Friday finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent to apply on services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants under the biggest tax reform since independence. According to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, the council has also decided a 1 per cent Tax Collected at Source (TCS) rate for ... Read More »

Comey’s abrupt ouster boomerangs on Trump, courtesy former’s aides

Firing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Mr. Comey last week, Mr. Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. And while Mr. Comey himself has been silent, ... Read More »

Microsoft faulted over cyberattack

There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is pointing its finger at the US government, while some experts say the software giant is accountable too. The attack started Friday and has affected computers in more than 150 countries, including severe disruptions at Britain’s National Health Service. The ... Read More »

IBM calls reports of sacking 5000 employees ‘factually inaccurate’

BENGALURU: IBM said media reports about it firing 5000 employees were factually incorrect and that it was continuing to re-skill and rebalance its employee workforce. Media reports on Tuesday had said the technology giant was laying off 5000 employees in India, joining the ranks of Cognizant, Infosys and Wipro in shedding jobs. “This is factually incorrect. We are not going ... Read More »

KalamSat: This smallest satellite in the world is a brainchild of Indian student gifted to NASA

New Delhi :  Meet Rifath Sharook, an Indian teenager hailing from Tamil Nadu’s Pallapatti, who has made India proud by creating the smallest and lightest satellite in the world for US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 18-year-old is gearing up to break a global space record by launching the satellite named KalamSat that surprisingly weighs just 64 grams. ... Read More »

India’s Deepti Sharma, Poonam Raut create history with a massive opening stand of 302 runs!

Deepti Sharma produced a stunning 188-run knock, the second highest score in women’s one-day international, to set up India’s massive 249-run win over Ireland in the quadrangular series on Monday. The 19-year-old from Uttar Pradesh shared a record 320- run opening stand with Poonam Raut (109) as India rattled a commanding 358-3 after skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and ... Read More »