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India's relentless push for digital now reaches the hinterlands

India's relentless push for digital now reaches the hinterlands After actively pushing for a cashless economy last year, Modi's 'Digital India' bus is now reaching the smallest and sleepiest towns of the country.About 7,000 railway stations in India's hinterlands will now be turned into digital hotspots, the Economic Times reports.

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages The company on Tuesday announced improvements to and expansion of Google Translate to better serve the non-English speaking users in the country.There are more non-English speaking users online in India than all the English speaking users worldwide, Google said, citing a new study it co-authored with KPMG.

Man hatches fake terror plot to avoid holidaying with girlfriend

Man hatches fake terror plot to avoid holidaying with girlfriend But crazy to avoid love?A 32-year-old man from India hatched a fake terror plot to avoid holidaying with his girlfriend.

India's biggest ever movie is coming to a theater near you

India's biggest ever movie is coming to a theater near you This is the sequel, bigger and grander, and will see the widest ever release for an Indian film, when it hits 9,000 screens worldwide — 1,100 of them in the US itself — on April 28.Of the 9,000 screens it hits, about 6,500 would be in India, according to reports.

Watch this 101-year-old woman casually win gold in a 100 metre dash

Watch this 101-year-old woman casually win gold in a 100 metre dash Haven't run a competitive race since high school?It's never too late to start again.

'Shape of You' gets a Carnatic music cover from group at MIT

'Shape of You' gets a Carnatic music cover from group at MIT We're not done with the Shape of You covers.Yet.

Comedian on the 'Conan' show burns America for Trump and breakfast cereals

Comedian on the 'Conan' show burns America for Trump and breakfast cereals He called President Trump the country's "arranged marriage" — where somebody else picks you a guy you don't like, but you gotta live with him.Then came the hilarious attack on cereals, the country's most popular breakfast food.

Bill Gates blogs about why he is 'impressed' with the Indian PM

Bill Gates blogs about why he is 'impressed' with the Indian PM The software billionaire took to social media to acknowledge Modi for putting "the spotlight" on India's open defecation problem through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission.I can’t think of another time when a national leader has broached such a sensitive topic so frankly and so publicly.

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India

PayPal follows Amazon, applies for mobile wallet license in India Global payments major PayPal wants a slice of the blossoming mobile wallet pie in India, according to reports.This comes at a time when the payments space in India is abuzz with potential foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions.

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is the fastest growing marketplace in India, and it's just the beginning

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is the fastest growing marketplace in India, and it's just the beginning At the company’s first quarter earnings call, CEO Jeff Bezos said the India arm of the ecommerce giant was already the fastest growing marketplace in the country.But for Amazon, which invested an additional of $3 billion in India last year, this is just the beginning.

India is too excited about its first high-tech train

India is too excited about its first high-tech train India's first high-tech train is here.The country that boasts of Asia's largest rail network and possibly the world's highest passenger traffic, will soon roll out a premier train service between Mumbai and Goa — popular destinations on the west coast.

Indian brides are being urged to beat up their husbands if faced with domestic abuse

Indian brides are being urged to beat up their husbands if faced with domestic abuse India has traditionally grappled with the problem of domestic abuse that women face at the hands of their menfolk.Now, in order to curb domestic abuse, a politician in the state of Madhya Pradesh has come up with a bizarre solution, that urges newly wed women to beat up their violent husbands.

Apple's India push is already paying off

Apple's India push is already paying off Don't expect Apple to slow down its India push any time soon.Things could further improve in the coming months for Apple, which is preparing to manufacture the iPhones locally in the nation.

UberEATS starts serving in India, its fourth Asian market

UberEATS starts serving in India, its fourth Asian market Interestingly, Uber's local rival Ola had started a similar service, Ola Cafe, in 2015 and shut it down a year later after reportedly failing to expand its network of restaurants.Consumers will be able to order through the UberEATS app every day of the week, round the clock, as long as the partner restaurants are operational.

India's biggest film 'Baahubali 2' is on a record-breaking spree

India's biggest film 'Baahubali 2' is on a record-breaking spree The film released in four Indian languages and has earned a staggering $67 million worldwide in the opening weekend.The film is being distributed by Dharma Productions, one of India's top studios, helmed by high-profile Bollywood personality Karan Johar and he's elated with Baahubali's dream run.

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week The first Mi Home store in the country is scheduled to launch in Bangalore next week, where consumers can experience a range of Xiaomi products.Other countries that have Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores are China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi in India, offers affordable, fast internet to millions

Facebook launches Express Wi-Fi in India, offers affordable, fast internet to millions The social juggernaut on Thursday announced the commercial launch of Express Wi-Fi, an initiative part of Internet.org, through which it is offering "millions" of Indians access to the entire web at an "affordable" fee.

Kendall Jenner appeared on the cover of 'Vogue India' and people had a LOT to say

Kendall Jenner appeared on the cover of 'Vogue India' and people had a LOT to say So, Kendall Jenner appeared on the May issue of Vogue India that celebrates the magazine's tenth anniversary, and people couldn't hold their own.While she makes a solo appearance on the cover, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput is seen giving her company in the inside pages.

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study

Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study Education technology startup Byju's, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), is now a Harvard case study.It is only the fourth Indian startup to make it to the haloed Harvard Business Publishing platform, after Flipkart (India's largest online retailer), Paytm (India's biggest mobile wallet) and GOQii (India's leading health and fitness startup).