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06 Aug 2017NITI Aayog
Rajiv Kumar becomes NITI Aayog's new VC
Economist Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as NITI Aayog's new vice-chairman by the Centre on Saturday.
06 Aug 2017Delhi
Going against norms, HRD proposes roadmap for transforming UP's schools
The Human Resource Development Ministry has proposed a plan aimed at overhauling Uttar Pradesh's fledgling education system.
06 Aug 2017ISIS
How a Sikh organization brings relief to the world's needy
Khalsa Aid, an international Sikh relief organization, has set an example by helping those in need, whether its refugees in Greece, flood-hit civilians in Gujarat or Yazidis escaping ISIS in Iraq.
06 Aug 2017Mumbai
Mumbai University badly messed up its revolutionary digital evaluation process
Like so many Indian agencies, the University of Mumbai went digital this time- in January, Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh announced all evaluations would be done digitally though an on-screen system.
05 Aug 2017Haryana
Trump and Modi to receive rakhis from remote Haryanvi village
With rakhi approaching, Donald Trump is set to received 1001 rakhis from a remote village in Haryana.
Not always a hindrance, now Aadhaar will help missing children
Aadhaar will now come to the rescue of missing children in India.
05 Aug 2017Narendra Modi
Debates and discussions, Asia's oldest traditions, important for conflict-resolution: Modi
Dialogue and debate, "Asia's oldest traditions", are key to battling deep-rooted religious stereotypes that divide people around the world, said PM Narendra Modi.
05 Aug 2017Bihar
Now, railway passenger served pakoda containing 'horrible looking bug'
In under two weeks, catering in railways has been hit by more than one controversy. First, there was the CAG report saying food served on trains is unfit for consumption.
05 Aug 2017Flipkart
You can soon buy NCERT books online
From August 8, students will be able to order NCERT books online and get them delivered at their homes.
Manforce launches 'Achaari Masti', its pickle-flavoured condoms
For all those who swear by achaar, Manforce has just the thing for you.
05 Aug 2017Income Tax Department of India
I-T offices to remain open till midnight on August 5
On the last day of the deadline for filing income tax returns, the department's field offices will function till midnight to help taxpayers in manual filing.
Amid rising onion prices, MP has lost onions worth Rs.20cr
Amid a rise in onion prices across India, the Madhya Pradesh government seems to have lost about 25,000 metric tonnes of onions worth Rs. 20cr.
05 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Three Lashkar militants killed, AK-47s recovered
Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter in Sopore of J&K's Baramulla district this morning.
05 Aug 2017Supreme Court Of India
SC's first 'love jihad' case: Man challenges Kerala HC order
In a first, on August 5, the SC began dealing with a case of 'love jihad'.
05 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Dujana encounter signals al-Qaeda's growing presence in Kashmir
Terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen are the most dominant groups in the Kashmir Valley.
Gujarat's Gir National Park: Lion population increases by 15%
The lion population has finally seen a surge in the past two years as the recent count in and around the Gir National Park is pegged at 650.
ISRO signs MoU for desi GPS system
With both, ISRO and CSIR-NPL signing an MoU, India is one step closer to having its own GPS system- Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).
05 Aug 2017Madhya Pradesh
Narmada dam: Thousands protest against inadequate resettlement
As political drama and the India-China military standoff in Doklam are hogging the national limelight among other things, 12 people including veteran activist, Medha Patkar have been fasting over the past week over the government's decision to raise water levels in the Sardar Sarovar dam in Narmada.
Fighting slavery in India with the help of satellites!
The origin of slavery, the practice of owning human beings, often as forced laborers, dates back to as early as 3500 BC.
This Chennai tea shop offers better perks than most employers!
The worrisome state of India's job sector has led to job loss fears among employees who are just holding on to their jobs; employee perks have started becoming a distant dream.
04 Aug 2017EPFO
Aadhaar will now be mandatory to register deaths
Expanding the scope of Aadhaar even more, the government has now made Aadhaar mandatory for registration of deaths starting October 1, 2017.
INS Kalvari boosts India's submarine fleet amid growing Chinese challenge
The Indian Navy is preparing to commission INS Kalvari, a diesel-electric submarine which is among the world's stealthiest, after several years of delay.
04 Aug 2017Moon
India to witness partial lunar eclipse this 7th August
As reported by PTI, India will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse on the intervening night of August 7th and 8th which will be visible till the following morning.
04 Aug 2017Punjab
Punjab: Contrary to RBI, SBI publicly shames loan defaulter farmers
About 1.5 months ago, Punjab announced loan waivers worth Rs. 24,000cr for its small and marginal farmers, but not much seems to have changed. They are as helpless as ever.
Only 62.81% schools in India have electricity connections
According to the latest data available with the Centre, over 37% of schools in the county didn't have electricity connections till March.
To protest soaring vegetable prices, UP Congress launches 'tomato bank'
Frustrated over rising prices of vegetable? Worry not, for Congress' 'State bank of tomato' is here.
Govt approves 'proxy voting' for NRIs
The government has approved changes in laws to allow NRIs to vote in assembly and general elections from abroad.
04 Aug 2017Aadhaar Card
IIT-Kharagpur grad arrested for hacking into Aadhaar database
A 31-year-old IIT-Kharagpur graduate has been arrested for hacking into the central Aadhaar database.
04 Aug 2017Sushma Swaraj
Sushma lashes out at Rahul Gandhi over meeting Chinese Envoy
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Rahul Gandhi for recently meeting with the Chinese ambassador amid the Doklam standoff.
04 Aug 2017Delhi
Protesting TN farmers don't go hungry, thanks to gurudwara langar
Farmers from Tamil Nadu have been demanding a loan waiver and drought-relief package at Delhi's Jantar Mantar for over 100 days.
'India performs better than predicted, cuts down faster on coal'
While announcing his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, President Trump loudly wondered why the US should stop its coal production, while India could double its production by 2020.
03 Aug 2017Rajasthan
The story of the mysterious 'hair thieves' of North India
It all began sometime around mid-June, when women in parts of Rajasthan started reporting incidents of their hair being chopped off.
03 Aug 2017Haryana
Haryana: Hindu students forced to convert to Islam, offer Namaz
Cases of forced conversions have become a common phenomenon these days; the recent case to join the brigade is this school in Haryana which is forcing its students to convert to Islam and offer Namaz.
Indian Railways kick-starts its 'ePaylater' scheme, Tatkal rumors quashed
Now you can book Tatkal tickets through IRCTC's website via "buy rail tickets now and pay later" scheme. Under this scheme, payment can be done within next 14 days of booking an e-ticket from the IRCTC website.
SC proposes three-tier approach to privacy: Intimate, private and public
The SC, during its hearing on whether privacy is a fundamental right, has formulated a three-tier approach to the question by classifying privacy into intimate, private and public.
03 Aug 2017Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: Man caught sexually assaulting cow, communal tension escalates
The situation became tense in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district in Satpuli town after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting a calf.
Cabinet scraps no-detention policy: Students can fail in Classes V,VIII
The Cabinet has scrapped the no-detention policy of schools which allowed automatic promotion of students till Class VIII, irrespective of performance in exams.
03 Aug 2017Sriharikota
New launchpad at Sriharikota to boost ISRO's launch capacity
ISRO's launch capacity will soon receive a boost as the launchpad center at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota will get a second vehicle assembly building by the end of this year.
03 Aug 2017Pakistan News
Army urged a defiant Dujana to surrender right before encounter
Tapes have surfaced containing a conversation between an army officer and slain LeT terrorist Abu Dujana right before he was killed in an encounter.
03 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Two armymen, two terrorists killed in separate encounters
Two armymen were killed in an encounter with terrorists in J&K's Shopian district this morning. The gunbattle is still underway.