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Binny Bansal's exit: More heads to roll at Flipkart as home-grown giant's loyalists may not fit into Walmart culture
Business

Binny Bansal's exit: More heads to roll at Flipkart as home-grown giant's loyalists may not fit into Walmart culture

Headhunters revealed to Firstpost that they have been receiving feelers from Flipkart ever since the Walmart acquisition of the firm.

Kerala, After The Flood: Having barely recovered from deluge, state must quickly prepare for impending drought
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Having barely recovered from deluge, state must quickly prepare for impending drought

Like the Japanese who have learned to live with earthquakes, Kerala should develop its own defence mechanism to brave draughts, floods, sea erosion, landslides and unforeseen calamities which may strike without notice.

Rohingya refugees look forward to Supreme Court verdict on 9 April, hope to get favourable ruling
India

Rohingya refugees look forward to Supreme Court verdict on 9 April, hope to get favourable ruling

Rohingya refugees await in anxiety as the Supreme Court decides on their fate on 9 April.

Devendra Fadnavis govt faces farmers' ire as huge procession threatens to take over Mumbai on 12 March
India

Devendra Fadnavis govt faces farmers' ire as huge procession threatens to take over Mumbai on 12 March

In what could be a strong message from the afflicted farmers, the congregation is also likely to surround the state legislature to press for their demands before the Fadnavis government.

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties
India

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties

As Chief Justice JS Khehar demits office this week, the Supreme Court has geared up to deliver the judgment on triple talaq before the next CJI takes over.

Jio soft launch by end-April, full roll-out by December: UBS
India

Jio soft launch by end-April, full roll-out by December: UBS

Amid speculation over the actual date of the roll-out of Reliance Jio 4G telecom services, a top global financial services firm, UBS, said while soft launch was expected by the end of this month, the full commercial offering was expected by December.

California Textbooks: ‘Editing out India is bizarre! We must fight back because this concerns all Indians, not just Hindus’
World

California Textbooks: ‘Editing out India is bizarre! We must fight back because this concerns all Indians, not just Hindus’

Led by hundreds of high school students, teachers, parents of Indian kids in American schools and “outraged” grandpas and grandmas, more than 20,000 people have signed off on a stinging letter protesting the recommended changes to California state textbooks from Grade 6 - 10 that could eliminate crucial historical references to India.

Fast Radio Bursts: Now in bulk and mysterious as ever
Life

Fast Radio Bursts: Now in bulk and mysterious as ever

An FRB is a transient radio pulse that flashes for only a few milliseconds at a time and occurs outside the Milky Way.

After #JNURow, it's Jadavpur University as students raise slogans praising Afzal Guru
India

After #JNURow, it's Jadavpur University as students raise slogans praising Afzal Guru

Amid the row over anti-India slogans at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, slogans eulogising parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru and demands for "azadi" echoed in Jadavpur University here on Tuesday.

Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi to headline New York museum circuit's new darling - the aspirational Met Breuer
World

Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi to headline New York museum circuit's new darling - the aspirational Met Breuer

Indian art is the toast of a potentially blockbuster launch of New York’s Met Breuer museum in the first week of March even as prime minister Narendra Modi speaking in Mumbai made a strong push for Indian art and its place in the world’s public square.

Now, Pakistan wants the Kohinoor, lays claim to being 'legitimate owner'
World

Now, Pakistan wants the Kohinoor, lays claim to being 'legitimate owner'

The Lahore High Court will today (Thursday) start hearing a petition claiming that the 105-carat diamond, which once sat on Queen Victoria’s crown and is now on public display at Tower Of London actually belongs to Pakistan, on the ground that the region of Punjab from where it was “stolen” by Britain’s colonial rulers 167 years ago is now part of Pakistan.

Red cards, yellow cards in cricket? MCC at Lord's plans to penalise misbehaving cricketers
Politics

Red cards, yellow cards in cricket? MCC at Lord's plans to penalise misbehaving cricketers

In a development which could have far-reaching consequences, misbehaving cricketers will be sent off or immediately penalised five runs under new rules being trialled by the MCC.

Did you check Anu Dak on Bhramandhwani? New lingo of RSS ideologues who will shape govt policy on research
Politics

Did you check Anu Dak on Bhramandhwani? New lingo of RSS ideologues who will shape govt policy on research

The organisation believes that the kind of research currently under way in hundreds of educational institutions, universities and other foundations is adding to the volume but socially irrelevant.

Jio breaks away from conservative Reliance, LYF handsets make a splash
Business

Jio breaks away from conservative Reliance, LYF handsets make a splash

Mukesh-Ambani-led Jio took to Twitter in yet another novel way for communicating its new-gen handset called LYF, adding a splash of vibrant colors to its packaging.

'Power of possibility': Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell State of the Union address
World

'Power of possibility': Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell State of the Union address

Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race.

New drinking guidelines hard to swallow in UK
World

New drinking guidelines hard to swallow in UK

British health officials say drinking any alcohol regularly increases the risk of cancer, and have issued tough new guidelines that could be hard to swallow in a nation where having a pint is a hallowed tradition.

Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters by March
Business

Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters by March

Twitter may be close to offering a solution, according to tech news website re/code: the 10,000 character tweet, which could be available as soon as March.

Hindu temples in South India begin turning away devotees wearing jeans, leggings, bermudas
India

Hindu temples in South India begin turning away devotees wearing jeans, leggings, bermudas

Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and shorts as "inappropriate" for spiritual worship came into effect.

Conventional options not enough: Kelkar panel bats for PPP in airports
Business

Conventional options not enough: Kelkar panel bats for PPP in airports

The proposed O&M process is now mired in a controversy since this is being done without a global tender.

Beef vs pork row: Osmania University says no to any festival, organisers say beef party is on
Politics

Beef vs pork row: Osmania University says no to any festival, organisers say beef party is on

authorities have denied permission for either a beef festival or a pork festival on campus on December 10