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Indian Railways' passengers will get video entertainment via Wi-Fi soon
The Indian Railways' bid to up its non-fare revenue is going to be a boon for passengers.
14 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Indian Army wants indigenous high-tech equipment for J&K terror ops
Faced with an intensifying militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has unveiled a wish-list for indigenously-manufactured high-tech equipment.
14 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Yasin Itoo, Burhan Wani successor, killed in encounter
In a big boost for security forces, Yasin Itoo alias 'Ghaznavi', who was fulfilling slain terrorist Burhan Wani's role as Hizbul Mujahideen commander, was killed in an encounter in J&K's Shopian yesterday.
14 Aug 2017Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur tragedy: DM's report, other allegations leave the government red-faced
The Gorakhpur tragedy has been a fiasco for the Yogi Adityanath government. Denial of responsibility, contradictory statements by BJP ministers and action against a doctor being hailed as a hero has all added up against it.
PSUs marching towards disinvestment, a pleasant sight for Indian economy
Public sector undertaking (PSUs) is a sensitive topic. There are two aspects of it - one from the perspective of why it was created in the first place and the other from what it has turned out to be.
Voting rights for NRIs: EC launches portal for online registration
The EC has launched the Overseas Indian Voters portal (available on www.eci.nic.in) for online registration.
Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise
The Indian Army was disqualified from a military competition after its Russian-origin T-90 Main Battle tank failed.
13 Aug 2017Yogi Adityanath
Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order
Muslim clerics have protested the UP government's notification on singing the national anthem in madrassas on I-Day.
13 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Two armymen, three terrorists killed in Shopian encounter
Two army personnel were killed and three injured in an encounter with terrorists in J&K's Shopian district.
13 Aug 2017Jharkhand
Jharkhand retires 12 'dubious' judicial officers
The Indian judiciary is facing an acute shortage of judges; in January, an SC report said that district courts across the country were short of about 5,000 judicial officers.
13 Aug 2017Himachal Pradesh
Himachal: Two buses swept away in landslide, 50 feared dead
Over 50 people are feared dead as two buses were swept away in a landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district.
This Independence Day, terror threat is airborne
According to the MHA, terror outfits have newer modes of operation including small drones, Chinese lanterns and paragliding equipment.
13 Aug 2017Narendra Modi
Gorakhpur tragedy: Why are Adityanath and Modi silent?
Even as international media rues how 60 children died in Gorakhpur in a matter of days, many of them allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply, the Yogi Adityanath government continues to deny the allegations.
CBI arrests Varun Industries co-promoter, India's first wilful defaulter
A co-promoter of Varun Industries, India's first wilful defaulter, that owes about Rs. 2,500cr, has been arrested.
Vans to combat blood shortage in rural India
The Central government has recently released funds worth Rs. 20 crore to address the issue of shortage of blood in rural areas.
12 Aug 2017Gujarat
Gujarat: 3.5 lakh students to get 'NAMO' tabs for Rs.1000
There is good news for Gujarati college students, the government will give tablets to 3.5 lakh students for Rs. 1,000 each.
CBFC head Prasoon Joshi and his long relations with BJP
The Indian film industry seems to be quite relieved with adman-writer-lyricist-poet Prasoon Joshi replacing Pahlaj Nihalani as the Chairman of Central Bureau of Film Certification.
Indian military steps up presence and alertness along China border
The Indian military has "marginally" stepped up its troop strength along the Line of Actual Control bordering China from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh
12 Aug 2017Bihar
Buxar DM died on Ghaziabad-tracks, marital discord behind the suicide
Mukesh Pandey, Buxar's DM, was found dead on Ghaziabad's rail tracks on Friday, but he hadn't jumped off a building as previously reported.
Centre sacks 3 senior IAS officers over graft and inefficiency
The Centre came cracking down on two senior IAS officers BL Agrawal and Ajay Pal Singh, hailing from Chhattisgarh and 1 from Madhya Pradesh cadre.
12 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?
As violence is continuing to boil over in the Kashmir valley, the Army has now proposed to deploy a team of indigenously-built robots which would help fight terrorists.
12 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Stone pelters helped al-Qaeda Chief Zakir Musa escape
After security forces cornered al-Qaeda India Chief Zakir Musa and his aide in a house at Noorpora in Tral, massive clashes erupted there.
CBI seeks Govt's nod to reopen Bofors payoff case
The Central Bureau of Investigation indicated it is likely to reopen the politically-sensitive Rs. 64cr Bofors bribery case if the Law Ministry gives the go-ahead.
11 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Al-Qaeda India chief Zakir Musa cornered in Tral
On 11th Aug, al-Qaeda's Kashmir head Zakir Musa was reportedly trapped by security forces in south Kashmir's Tral area in Pulwama sector.
11 Aug 2017Patanjali
'Godman to Tycoon': Book on Baba Ramdev in legal trouble
A Delhi court has restrained the publication and sale of 'Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev', said its publisher.
7,620 Indians behind bars in foreign countries, highest in Saudi
The Pew Research Centre recently revealed that India is one of the top sources of immigration: one in 20 migrants globally is from India.
Modi warns absentee MPs, again. Will it work this time?
PM Narendra Modi has a word of caution for absentee MPs in Parliament: "You keep doing what you want to. I will do what I have to in 2019."
Over 27 lakh engineering seats vacant for last 3 years
According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), over 27 lakh engineering seats have been lying vacant across various engineering colleges in India since the last three years.
Doklam standoff: Indian Army denies evacuating nearby villages
After media reports claimed the Indian Army had ordered evacuation of villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction, the forces have denied the development.
11 Aug 2017Yogi Adityanath
No Gandhi Jayanti holiday this year for Rajasthan universities?
It looks like students of Rajasthan's universities will be attending classes this year on Gandhi Jayanti.
PF account to be transferred, not closed, upon job change
Making life easier for employees, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has announced that starting next month, your PF account would be automatically transferred upon job change.
11 Aug 2017Jammu And Kashmir
BJP: Time to "say goodbye to Article 370" in J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) unit of the BJP said it's time for the state to "say goodbye to Article 370 and ask the Government of India to revoke Article 35 A."
Ivanka Trump to attend first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit which is being co-hosted by India and the US would be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30.
SC raps CBSE over NEET row
The SC today rapped the CBSE for setting different question papers for students taking the NEET in regional languages.
India goes sex-products shopping, Punjabi women buy most sex toys
Yup, we are doing it. India has one of the world's largest population and it shouldn't come as a surprise. If you belong to the "log kya kahenge" or "sharam karo" category, please move along.
Indian Army orders evacuation of village near Doklam, amid standoff
On 10th Aug, media reports surfaced that the Indian Army has ordered the residents living in the Nathang village near Doklam to vacate their houses at the earliest.
10 Aug 2017Delhi
Delhi Metro to have underground corridors for pickup-and-drop
To ease traffic congestion, the Delhi Metro has come up with an idea: underground pickup-and-drop points at stations on the proposed Phase IV network.
10 Aug 2017Education
Registrations begin for CAT 2017, to close on Sept 20
Registrations have begun for CAT 2017, to be held on November 26. The deadline to register is September 20.
10 Aug 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Ayodhya dispute: UP Shia Board challenges Sunni ownership of mosque
A day after proposing peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, UP's Shia Waqf Board has approached the SC challenging a 1946 order declaring the mosque as Sunni-Board property.