Lifestyle

Coconut Chocolate Candy Recipe

When it comes to desserts, chocolate usually emerges as a winner due to its divine taste and melt-in-mouth experience. We bring to you Coconut Chocolate Candy recipe, which is served in the form of miniature bite-sized balls and is absolutely exquisite. Prepared using coconut, milk chocolate, marshmallow cream, this dessert recipe can be the star […]

Lifestyle

Sea turtles can live for more than 80 years, but just one piece of plastic can kill them

The ever-increasing use of plastic and the unsustainability it carries with it is alarming. Every day, tonnes of plastic waste ends up in landfills and in the oceans – the magnitude at which plastic pollution has magnified is almost impossible to rid the planet of this toxic burden. According to the UN, eight million tonnes […]

Lifestyle

Get younger, smoother skin with these anti-ageing facial exercises

Facial yoga, or Foga, is something Meghan Markle swears by and given her swoon-worthy jawline, we are sold. Hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox surgery, a little bit of clowning and frowning can keep both the wrinkles and needles away from your face. But how exactly do these anti-ageing facial exercises help? Supposedly, they target the […]

Lifestyle

Extreme Survival

Book: Man with the White Beard Author: Shah Alam Khan Publication: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd 241 pages Price: Rs 295 It is difficult to live with a violence that lurks in the liminal spaces of one’s imagination, embedded deep in one’s subconscious from the time one is born. In Dr Shah Alam Khan’s debut novel, […]

Lifestyle

Here’s the trendsetter of the week: Breast-shaped ice cream

One of the most popular food design agencies in the world, Bompas and Parr recently launched a food design competition to create 3D ice cream moulds for the London Design Festival. As a result, people began brainstorming to create a whimsical, trendy and out of the box mould to feature in its summertime exhibition, SCOOP […]

Sports

Europe leads Laver Cup despite shock defeat for star duo

Team Europe took a commanding 3-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup on Friday, despite seeing their high-profile doubles pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic suffer the defending champions’ only defeat of the first day in Chicago on Friday. Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson combined to deliver the sole triumph for their […]

Sports

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza says he was not informed about squad changes

After suffering two consecutive defeats at the Asia Cup, Bangladesh selectors decided to include Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes to the remainder of the squad. But speaking to reporters at the press conference after the 7-wicket defeat against India on Friday, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza claimed that there was no discussion done on the changes. “I’m […]

Sports

Young Jemimah Rodrigues scored a power-packed 40-ball 57 as Indian women won the third T20 International against Sri Lanka by five wicket here Saturday

India now enjoy an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series with the second encounter being a washout. Opting to field, India restricted the islanders to 131/8 with Shashikala Siriwardene (35) and Nilakshi de Silva (31) being the chief contributors. India comfortably chased down the target in 18.2 overs. For India, rookie medium pacer Arundhati […]

Sports

Shikhar Dhawan joins Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid in unique ODI record

Shikhar Dhawan on Friday joined the list of elite Indian fielders to take the maximum number of catches in an innings in ODI. The left-hand batsman took four catches in the match against Bangladesh in the ongoing Asia Cup at UAE. He was involved in the dismissal of Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan […]

Business

E-commerce companies will from October 1 have to deduct 1 per cent tax collected at source (TCS) before making payments to their suppliers.

The Finance Ministry Thursday notified TCS at the rate of 0.50 per cent of the net value of intra-state taxable supplies made through the e-commerce portals by other suppliers in the Central Tax law. States too would follow suit and notify levy of 0.50 per cent SGST on intra-state supplies. In the case of inter-state […]

Business

Lower value realisation due to liquidation of corporate debtors

About one in every four cases admitted under the Corporate Insolvency and Resolution Process (CIRP) since the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in 2016 have been closed till June 2018. While that is a positive, what is worrying for policymakers is the fact that a majority of the cases that have been […]

Business

Tata Steel Saturday announced that it will acquire the steel business of Usha Martin Limited (UML) for Rs 4,300-4,700 crore.

UML, in a stock exchange filing, said the sale of steel business to Tata Steel will help the company in “significant reduction” of its debt.The deal is expected to be completed in 6-9 months, it added. Tata Steel, in a release, said it has executed definitive agreements for acquisition of the steel business of UML […]

Business

Sensex swings 1,495 points intra-day, DHFL down 42.4%

Stock markets on Friday witnessed a panic sell-off as shares led by mortgage lenders Dewan Housing Finance and Indiabulls Housing Finance tumbled amid reports of default by a finance company and rumours of a debt crisis in the non-banking financial companies (NBFC) sector. The BSE Sensex, which opened on a strong footing, suddenly plunged 1,127 […]

Business

IRDAI hikes insurance cover for owner-driver to `15 lakh

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover for owner-driver to Rs 15 lakh for a premium of Rs 750 per annum. Currently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorised two-wheelers and private cars/commercial vehicles is Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively. However, a few […]

Business

Sebi unveils revised KYC norms for FPIs

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Friday unveiled revised KYC norms for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). In what could be a big relief to FPIs , Sebi has accepted some of the key recommendations of the HR Khan Committee on FPIs. According to the new norms, certain categories of FPIs such as […]

Technology

Ambrane PW-11 wireless power bank review

Wireless charging has been around for a while now with both Samsung and Appleoffering this on their top-end phones. However, it is still more of a convenience than the go-to way for charging smartphones. Now, Ambrane has launched a PW-11 wireless power bank, maybe hoping that people will start using the technology more. The Ambrane PW-11 is a […]

Technology

Samsung Galaxy J6+, Galaxy J4+ launched

Samsung Galaxy J6+ and J4+ prices and availability have been announced by the company. Samsung Galaxy J6+ is priced at Rs 15,990, while Galaxy J4+ will cost Rs 10,990. Both the smartphones will be available starting September 25 across Samsung India retail outlets as well as online on Amazon, Flipkart, and Samsung Shop. Galaxy J6+ can be […]

Technology

Facebook Portal video chat device with display, Alexa support to launch next week

Facebook’s ‘Portal’ video chat device could launch as early as next week, according to a report by Cheddar. The smart speaker will have a display and will reportedly come in two variants. Powered by Amazon Alexa, Facebook Portal will have features similar to Amazon Echo Show. The report, which quotes people familiar with the matter, […]

Technology

Xiaomi is hosting an event on September 27 in Bangalore, where the company is expected to launch a slew of new smart home and health devices

Xiaomi has put out a teaser page on its official website, which showcases a total of four products. The page also has two other images, where the first one hints at the launch of Mi Band 3 in India. The second image is a contest for Xiaomi fans where they have to find hidden smart […]