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I&B Ministry: another advisory to TV channels

11 Aug 2015

Arun Jaitley
I&B Ministry: another advisory to TV channels

In the light of coverage of the recent terror operations, Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is likely to issue another advisory to TV channels not to divulge operational details.

Radhe Maa photos-a subject for memes, trolls

7 Aug 2015

India
Radhe Maa photos-a subject for memes, trolls

The pictures of Param Shradhey Shri Radhe Maa or popularly known as Radhe Maa, the self-styled godwoman in a red miniskirt have gone viral on social media sites.

Special court issues non-bailable warrant against Lailt Modi

5 Aug 2015

India
Special court issues non-bailable warrant against Lailt Modi

Following ED's plea, special court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant against Lalit Modi in an ongoing money laundering investigation.

Sites without child porn to be unblocked

5 Aug 2015

India
Sites without child porn to be unblocked

After facing severe criticism for its order to ban porn, the Indian government directed intermediaries to restore access to those sites out of the 857 banned ones which did not feature child pornography.

Plans for an Ombudsman to monitor internet porn

4 Aug 2015

India
Plans for an Ombudsman to monitor internet porn

Government of India has plans to set up an ombudsman to keep a check on pornography and other objectionable content on the internet.

SRK's heartfelt gratitude towards MCA for lifting ban

4 Aug 2015

India
SRK's heartfelt gratitude towards MCA for lifting ban

Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders has expressed his gratitude towards the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) for showing "graciousness" in lifting the 5 year ban levied on him from entering the Wankhede Stadium.

Consumer protection bill to be strengthened

17 Jan 2016

India
Consumer protection bill to be strengthened

The government would bring major amendments to the consumer protection bill to update it according to the changing needs of the economy, trade, businesses and consumers.

Mumbai blast accused-Yakub Memon hanged

30 Jul 2015

India
Mumbai blast accused-Yakub Memon hanged

The fresh petition filed by Yakub after rejection of mercy plea, was heard by SC in the wee hours of 30 July between 2AM and 5AM.

Following Gurdaspur, more terrorist attacks feared

28 Jul 2015

India
Following Gurdaspur, more terrorist attacks feared

The Gurdaspur attack seems similar to a number of attacks that have taken place in Jammu recently, with the same pattern as this one.

The sad demise of Abdul Kalam

27 Jul 2015

India
The sad demise of Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away today at the age of 83.

SC agrees for detailed hearing in Yakub's case

27 Jul 2015

India
SC agrees for detailed hearing in Yakub's case

Today, the Supreme Court of India agreed for a detailed hearing of Yakub's plea seeking stay of his scheduled execution.

Dress-code prescribed for re-scheduled exams

25 Jul 2015

India
Dress-code prescribed for re-scheduled exams

CBSE prescribed a dress-code for AIPMT candidates taking up the re-scheduled exams on 25 July.

NCR's second airport finally gets a nod

24 Jul 2015

India
NCR's second airport finally gets a nod

Mahesh Sharma announced that the Government had cleared the proposal for the second airport in NCR, contrary to his previous comments.

PM Modi all praises for Tharoor

24 Jul 2015

India
PM Modi all praises for Tharoor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered accolades on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for his speech on India at the University of Oxford.

I&B Ministry to investigate DD Kisan-Bachchan controversy

22 Jul 2015

India
I&B Ministry to investigate DD Kisan-Bachchan controversy

Amitabh Bachchan denied charging money for the promotion of Doordarshan Kisan channel.

Delhi BRT corridor gets scrapped

22 Jul 2015

India
Delhi BRT corridor gets scrapped

Arvind Kejriwal led AAP Government in Delhi has scrapped the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) corridor system. The decision was taken through a meeting chaired by Kejriwal.

Kishwar supports plagiaristic 'freedom of speech'

20 Jul 2015

India
Kishwar supports plagiaristic 'freedom of speech'

In an interesting turn of events, writer-activist Madhu Kishwar is running a campaign against those who were demanding that Rajiv Malhotra's books be 'pulped' for outrightly plagiarising several western scholars.

POSCO suspends plans: Odisha still hopeful

18 Jul 2015

India
POSCO suspends plans: Odisha still hopeful

The South Korean steel giant POSCO suspended its $12 billion project in Odisha due to various regulatory approvals.

Russia signs pact with Anil Ambani to build ships

17 Jul 2015

India
Russia signs pact with Anil Ambani to build ships

While India is planning to choose Grigorivich frigates for its navy, Russia has partnered with Anil Ambani-led Pipavav Defence to build these ships.

Stand-off between Ford Foundation and Government ends

17 Jul 2015

India
Stand-off between Ford Foundation and Government ends

Under pressure from the US, the Modi government gave permission to the Ford Foundation to 'partially' resume operations in India.

Congress CM's give Niti Aayog meeting a miss

16 Jul 2015

India
Congress CM's give Niti Aayog meeting a miss

Nine Congress-ruled states Chief Ministers and those of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh refrained from attending the meeting of NITI Aayog's governing council in New Delhi.

Mumbai-blast accused to be hanged on 30 July

15 Jul 2015

India
Mumbai-blast accused to be hanged on 30 July

The 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon was issued a death warrant by a TADA court in Mumbai.

27 killed in Godavari Pushkaram stampede

14 Jul 2015

India
27 killed in Godavari Pushkaram stampede

At least 27 people were killed with many others injured as a stampede occured on the first day of the Godavari Maha Pushkaram in Andhra Pradesh.

Seventh witness in Asaram Bapu case dead

13 Jul 2015

India
Seventh witness in Asaram Bapu case dead

Kripal Singh, another witness in the Asaram Bapu rape case was shot by unidentified shooters in Shajanpur district. Singh died later after surgery.

Nestle India paid Rs 20 crore to destroy Maggi

9 Jul 2015

India
Nestle India paid Rs 20 crore to destroy Maggi

Nestle India has paid Rs 20 crores to Ambuja Cement to burn the recalled packets of Maggi at its cement plant in Chandrapur.

Will resign if required: St Stephen's principal

7 Jul 2015

India
Will resign if required: St Stephen's principal

Valson Thampu whose name has been dragged in a sexual harassment case said that he would resign if "he was a cause of embarrassment to the institution".

Kandahar hijack goofed up: Ex-RAW Chief

4 Jul 2015

India
Kandahar hijack goofed up: Ex-RAW Chief

Ex-RAW Chief AS Dulat claimed that the Vajpayee government 'goofed up' the Kandahar hijack incident.

IIPM to shut down campuses by October

3 Jul 2015

India
IIPM to shut down campuses by October

IIPM will close down all its campuses in October 2015, after the current batches finish their courses. All 18 campuses which were operating on rented premises will be closed.

Mobile Number Portability to go nationwide on 3 July

2 Jul 2015

India
Mobile Number Portability to go nationwide on 3 July

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will be available nationwide from 3 July.

Chennai Metro begins its first ride...

30 Jun 2015

India
Chennai Metro begins its first ride...

After Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Chennai finally experienced its first metro ride yesterday.

Patnaik government faces opposition's fury

30 Jun 2015

India
Patnaik government faces opposition's fury

Congress has constituted a 7 member board to examine the events leading to Nabakalebara disorganisation, particularly the recent Brahma Paribartan (soul transfer) embarassment in Jagannath temple, Puri.

More deaths as Vyapam scam unfolds

29 Jun 2015

India
More deaths as Vyapam scam unfolds

The Madhya Pradesh Professional Education Board scam got enmeshed in further problems as 2 more people accused died, making the number of total deceased in the case 25 (earlier reports had claimed 40 such deaths).

Rs 500 crore plan to boost yoga business!

28 Jun 2015

India
Rs 500 crore plan to boost yoga business!

As a follow on to the yoga day, Ministry of Ayush announced on 23 June, a Rs 500 crore project to promote yoga in the country.

Mother Teresa's successor is no more

23 Jun 2015

India
Mother Teresa's successor is no more

The head of the Missionaries of Charity - Sister Nirmala Joshi who succeeded Mother Teresa passed away in Kolkata today. She was 81.

Greenpeace India fires rape accused

17 Jun 2015

India
Greenpeace India fires rape accused

Following the sexual harassment and rape scandal, Greenpeace India has fired two of it employees, one being accused of rape and the other being accused of harassing numerous employees.

CBSE to seek more time for AIPMT test

15 Jun 2015

India
CBSE to seek more time for AIPMT test

The AIPMT result announcement (2015) was canceled by the Supreme Court and an order was issued to conduct the re-test within 4 weeks.

Haryana village launches “Selfie with Daughter” scheme

14 Jun 2015

India
Haryana village launches “Selfie with Daughter” scheme

A Haryana village has lauched a "Selfie with Daughter" scheme to save the girl child, as part of the "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" campaign in the state, which has an extermely poor sex-ratio.

India loses the poultry dispute to US

5 Jun 2015

India
India loses the poultry dispute to US

United States came victorious in the ongoing poultry dispute with India.

India to only buy 36 Rafales: MoD Parrikar

1 Jun 2015

India
India to only buy 36 Rafales: MoD Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government would only buy 36 Rafale fighter jets through the French Government under a G2G (Government to Government) contract.

Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant tracked in UP

30 May 2015

Health & Wellness
Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant tracked in UP

According to a local newspaper, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki - Aruna's attacker has been working as a labourer in UP. He had been jailed in 1980 and was released soon after. When questioned, he said he does not remember anything that happened that day. Mumbai Police has stated that it will seek legal counsel to figure out if they should re-open the case or not.