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Soni Sori attack staged: Bastar DM
The District Magistrate of Bastar, Amit Kataria stated in a Facebook post that the attack on tribal activist Soni Sori was fake.
Pakistan arrests 3 suspects over Pathankot investigation
Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court granted six-day physical remand to three suspects, Khalid Mahmood, Irshadul Haque and Muhammad Shoaib, said to be involved in the Pathankot airbase attack.
Vedanta wins India's first gold mine auction
Chhattisgarh auctioned its first gold mine in India with Vedanta Private Limited quoting the highest bid.
27 Feb 2016India
SC directs Centre to find ways to ban porn-sites
The SC asked the Centre to discover "ways and means" to block "blue films" on the internet.
26 Feb 2016India
Karnataka CM: Hublot watch will be government asset
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah stated that his Rs.70 lakh diamond studded watch would be a state asset.
Railway budget: No passenger, freight fare hike
The 2016-17 railway budget spared passengers and goods movement from any increase in tariffs.
Indo-Pak bus service resumes
The Lahore-Delhi 'Dosti' bus service resumed service yesterday, a few days after it was suspended indefinitely on India's request due to the Jat quota agitation in Haryana.
Sanjay Dutt walks free
Actor Sanjay Dutt walked free from Pune's Yerawada Jail after completing his prison term following his conviction for arms possession in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
e-TV scheme extended to 37 more countries
The Home Ministry has stated that it will extend e-tourist visa scheme to 37 more nations starting Friday, bringing the total to 150.
24 Feb 2016India
Strict action against people who destroy national property
The Supreme Court stated that it cannot allow any individual or organization to burn or destroy nation's property during protests and let the country pay-the-price.
Soni Sori out of danger after facing chemical attack
Doctors declared tribal activist and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Soni Sori to be stable after she faced a chemical attack two days back.
President to open Muziris Project on 27 Feb
The first phase of Muziris Heritage Project, a tourism initiative to conserve the ancient seaport's heritage would be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 February.
Government divulges uniform 'startup definition'
The government gave a uniform definition to 'startups', in which, an establishment would be considered a startup only for the first five years from its registration date.
Encounter ends, all terrorists neutralized
The 48-hour gunbattle in Pampore came to an end as the three militants who stormed the building were killed by security forces.
Azhar in 'protective custody', ball in India's court
Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar has been under "protective custody" since January 14.
Mahamanam festival comes to an end
The Kumbakonam Mahamaham festival concluded today on the tenth day and around 24 lakh devotees have witnessed the 'Theerthavari' event.
10 Indians from hijacked ship rescued
The hijacked Indian oil tanker Maximus was released by pirates near the Ivory Coast, along with their captives, including 10 Indian sailors.
Ratan Tata, Ajay Singh spar over 5/20 rule
Industrialist Ratan Tata and Spice Jet Chief Ajay Singh leveled accusations against each other over their stance on the government's 5/20 rule.
Govt to develop 300 smart villages
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Rurban Mission' from Dongargad in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh to develop 300 villages as growth centres.
5 crore houses to be built by 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said five crore houses will be built for the poor while laying the foundation stone of 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana' in Chhattisgarh.
CRPF men, army captain, civilian killed in attack
Three CRPF troopers and a civilian were killed in a gunfight between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwara district.
Drought hit farmers return awards in Maha
Farmers from drought-hit Marathwada who were honoured by the state are returning their awards to protest the government's "incapability" to halt farmers' suicides.
Bhopal gas tragedy: 3.8k murder charges per accused
The CBI is set to pitch for the highest punishment of the seven Indian accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy by treating each of the 3,800 deaths separately.
Pakistan files FIR against unknown individuals
The Pakistani police have filed an FIR in the Pathankot airbase attack against unknown persons.
Maharashtra to formulate organ transportation policy
The Maharashtra government is planning to have a 'Green Corridor' policy to allow smooth passage of ambulances carrying donated organs.
368th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji celebrated
The Maharashtra state government observed Shivaji Jayanti today to mark the great warrior's 368th birth anniversary.
Central Universities to hoist 207 ft high national flag
In a bid to inculcate national pride among students, central universities will now be required to hoist the national flag in their campuses.
India's traditional medicine system to go global
The government has approved the collaboration of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) Ministry with the World Health Organisation.
Make in India garners $222 billion in pledges
The "Make in India" summit in Mumbai that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has closed with Rs.15.2 lakh crore in investment pledges.
Muzaffarnagar riots: Sadhvi Prachi surrenders before court
VHP leader, Sadhvi Prachi surrendered in a Muzaffarnagar court after failing to present herself after a series of warrants issued against her in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.
CBI identifies 2200 corrupt officials
The Central Bureau of Investigation, India's premier investigation agency, has identified 2200 corrupt officials in 2015 against whom investigations have started.
Govt bans inefficient one star ACs
In a bid to improve energy efficiency, the Indian government has banned further entry of high energy consuming one-star rated air conditioners.
4 in 5 Indians face severe water scarcity
According to a study published in the Science Advances Journal, around 1 billion people in India suffer from severe water scarcity for at least 1 month a year.
Delhi Dialogue VIII begins today
The eighth Delhi Dialogue began in Delhi, to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, and India.
BAE, Mahindra team up for Howitzers
BAE Systems announced the selection of Mahindra as its India partner for the nearly USD 700 million deal for the supply of 145 M777 howitzers.
SC asks for suggestions on banning Sikh jokes
Hearing petitions seeking a ban on websites featuring jokes on the Sikh community, the Supreme Court has asked the petitioners for suggestions on how to enforce the ban.
16 Feb 2016India
US finalizes deal to sell Howitzers to India
US finalized its proposal to sell M777 ultra-light Howitzers to India under a direct government-to-government deal, with Washington expected to send a formal 'Letter of Acceptance' this week.
16 Feb 2016India
SC defers euthanasia ruling to Parliament
The Supreme Court said that Parliament should be the final judge to decide the legality of passive euthanasia in India.
15 Feb 2016India
Madras HC judge 'stays' SC transfer order
In an unprecedented development in Indian judiciary, Madras High Court Judge, Justice C.S. Karnan stayed the Supreme Court order, transferring him to the Calcutta high court.
15 Feb 2016India
Younger officers to take charge of combat operations
The Supreme Court upheld the "Command and Exit" policy for the promotion of officers in the army.