articles by Indo-Asian News Service

Business

Mumbai Airport to launch 'Grab a meal' service enabling travellers to pre-order food

No more flying hungry for air passengers. In a unique initiative, the Mumbai Airport will launch a service enabling travellers to pre-order their food and have it delivered to the airport or self-picked en route, an official said here on Thursday

India

World Health Day 2019: Challenges, opportunities in India's $81b healthcare industry

India's healthcare industry is projected to grow to 17% by 2020. Despite advances, India's healthcare sector must deal with a plethora of challenges.

science

Fleet of tiny satellites may act as 'guide stars' for giant telescopes in space

The SmallSats follow big telescopes, guiding their trajectory with lasers, easing telescope design.

India

New Islamic State module case: NIA arrests 21-year-old arms supplier in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested an arms supplier in connection with its ongoing probe into the new Islamic State module 'Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam'.

India

BTech student on way to coaching centre gang-raped by four men in Agra; survivor hospitalised, accused absconding

A BTech student on her way to a coaching centre here was forcibly carried away by two unidentified men to the banks of river Yamuna and gang-raped, police said on Wednesday.

Entertainment

T-Pain's single blocked on YouTube after Mohit Suri, Mithoon allege melody of song similar to 'Tum Hi Ho'

Mohit Suri and Mithoon pointed out that the melody used by the Grammy award-winning rapper is the Indian composer's original work which had featured in the 2013 film Aashiqui 2

Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut on helming Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi —There's nothing more I love than directing

Kangana Ranaut took over the reigns as director from Krish of her forthcoming film Manikarnika after he departed the project due to scheduling conflicts

News & Analysis

Google Assistant will soon let you know if your flight would be delayed

Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late.

Entertainment

Vikrant Massey to star alongside Deepika Padukone in Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak, based on acid attack survivor

Director Meghna Gulzar said in a statement that the shooting for Chhapaak, starring Vikrant Massey and Deepika Padukone, will begin on third week of March 2019

India

CBI questions Hyderabad businessman Sathish Sana in Rakesh Asthana bribery case, asks him to clarify 'discrepancies'

The CBI questioned Sathish Sana to verify his 4 and 16 statements before a magistrate under Section 164 of Criminal Procedure Code about his meetings with various middlemen in New Delhi, as well as Dubai that led the agency to lodge an FIR.

Entertainment

Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar meet Narendra Modi to speak about issues faced by Indian film industry

Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Karan johar and others met with Narendra Modi to discuss lower and uniform rates of GST for the film fraternity.

Politics

PDP expels two senior leaders for anti-party activities; duo to join National Conference

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday expelled two senior leaders from the basic membership of the PDP for anti-party activities.

Business

Now you can carry your vehicle documents on mobile as govt okays digital copies; show through DigiLocker, mParivahan app

So, from now on, motorists may not be required to carry these documents in hard copy format no

Politics

EC issues notice to Gujarat govt after state writes off over Rs 650 crore energy bill dues of rural users

Even as campaigning for the prestigious by-election to Gujarat's Jasdan assembly constituency ended on Tuesday evening, the Election Commission issued notices to the state government on electricity bill exemptions announced on Tuesday for rural consumers.

Politics

Congress legislators lobby for inclusion in Karnataka Cabinet ahead of expansion on 22 December

As Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, Siddaramaiah discussed the cabinet expansion and appointment of chairmen of boards and corporations with about 70 legislators on short-listing some of them for approval by party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on 21 December.

News & Analysis

Only 7% of Internet connectivity in India is through fixed line network: TRAI

The global average of Internet connectivity via fixed line network is 46 percent.

India

Three Asiatic lions run over by goods train in Gir; Gujarat forest department orders inquiry into incident

A goods train travelling in Savarkundla range of Amreli, en route to Pipavav from Botad, ran over three lions, two males and a female, killing them on the spot.

India

AgustaWestland scam: ED to move court seeking Christian Michel's custody; British national was evasive during CBI inquiry

The ED wants Michel's custody as it has been investigating financial irregularities in the procurement deal of 12 AgustaWestland VVIP choppers.

News & Analysis

India is the second-most spammed country in the world after Brazil: Truecaller

More than six percent of overall calls received by users in India in 2018 were spam calls.

Politics

Goa Congress asks why Narendra Modi bought Rafale fighter jets when Manohar Parrikar favoured cheaper Sukhoi

Addressing a press conference at the state Congress headquarters in Panaji, Ramakant Khalap also said that the mystery of Rafale deal was embedded in a geographic triangle of Paris, Delhi and Goa