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Tamil Nadu's New EV Policy Seeks Full Road Tax Exemption for Electric Vehicles Until 2022

Sept 17: Seeking to promote electric vehicles (EVs), the Tamil Nadu government has announced its policy for the sector offering a slew of sops, including investment subsidy and waiver of various taxes and duties. Chief Minister K Palaniswami released the Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 which offered a number of incentives for the manufacturers to boost the eco-friendly...

Newly spotted comet may be interstellar visitor

Crimea, Sept 14: A newly discovered comet could only be the second interstellar object scientists have found after 'Oumuamua’.

The new comet - designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - appears to have originated from outside the solar system, but it has not yet been officially confirmed, NASA said on Thursday.

The object - designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was...

Indians who use technology feel much younger

Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 percent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, a study said on Thursday.

The study conducted by Chinese technology giant Lenovo, shows a growing relationship between technological...

Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s priceless handwritten notes, poems found at scrap shop

Mumbai, Sept 9: A bunch of priceless handwritten letters, diaries, nazm, and black and white photographs of legendary Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi were found at a scrap shop in Mumbai, and has been bought by an NGO for just ₹3,000 for preserving it.

Mumbai-based Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit NGO, found these items recently amid a dump of newspapers...

#MeToo media coverage portrays accusers as sympathetic: Study

Washington D.C., Sept 8: The #MeToo movement that gained momentum last year, encouraging women to speak out their stories of sexual harassment, is believed to portray the accusers as sympathetic and paint men more powerful, finds a study.

The study conducted at the Carnegie Mellon University shows analysis of #MeToo media coverage, which presents accusers as sympathetic, but with...

Auto sector growth story nears end, says Tata Motors CEO

New Delhi, Sept 6: The sales downturn that has dented the automobile sector might end the industry's growth story, a senior Tata Motors official said, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said on the car market, a lot had already been said. "But let's take it a dramatic way and conclude, the Indian...

69% Indians know that economy rigged to favour powerful: Survey 

New Delhi, Sept 5: While 40 percent Indians believe that our society is broken, a massive 69 percent feel that the economy is rigged to favour the rich and powerful, a new survey said on Thursday.

Nearly 68 percent Indians also feel that the traditional parties and politicians do not care about them, revealed the global survey by market...

Orbit of Chandrayaan-2’s lander lowered, one step closer to Moon landing

New Delhi, Sept 3: The orbit of Chandrayaan-2's landing module 'Vikram' was successfully lowered for the first time on Tuesday and one final manoeuvre remained for India to pull off a historic soft-landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday.

The 4-second de-orbiting operation was undertaken a day after the indigenously developed lander was separated from Chandrayaan-2's...

Vodafone-Idea loses revenue in circles where network integration is over, says report

Mumbai, Aug 30: Telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd. has lost revenue share in most of the circles where the merger of the two mobile networks has completed, according to a report by JM Financial.

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular started integration of their networks after completing their merger on Aug. 31, 2018. They have repeatedly expressed confidence of improving...

2008 Malegaon blast: Bombay HC disposes of plea seeking video-recording of proceedings

Mumbai, Aug 29: The Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by Samir Kulkarni, one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, seeking video-recording of the court proceedings.

The Bombay High Court directed the trial court to conduct the speedy trial as per the earlier directions issued by the Supreme Court and High Court...