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17 Nov 2017Aadhaar Card
SIM re-verification: SMS method "not safe", use IVR or website
The UIDAI has rejected one of the three ways which the DoT had proposed for customers to re-verify their SIM with Aadhaar.
Delhi: Woman allegedly gang-raped, filmed and robbed by cab driver
A woman in Delhi has alleged a cab driver and his friend raped her at gunpoint, filmed the crime and robbed her before letting her go.
New scanners at Delhi Airport 'sensitive' to sarees, jewelry
The Delhi Airport has a new scanner that is "sensitive" to Indian attire. It will produce X-ray images to detect contraband concealed on the body.
Delhi HC raps govt over Rs. 787cr unused environment fund
The Delhi HC has asked the state government how it will spend a Rs. 787cr environment fund that has largely remained unused since two years.
Indian Railways steps up scrutiny of workers' attendance
Indian Railways, continuing its efforts to increase employee efficiency, has announced new rules to mark attendance: department supervisors will now be handing out certificates stating an employee was present.
Aadhaar-insurance policy linking: Deadline, process, consequences and more
The IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) recently announced that linking Aadhaar to insurance policies, both general and life, is mandatory.
16 Nov 2017Aadhaar Card
Bareilly woman denied monthly ration over Aadhaar; dies of hunger
Shakina Ashfaq, a 50-year-old woman died in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. Her family alleges that she died of starvation as she had not eaten for five days.
16 Nov 2017Indian Railways
Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018
Lack of cleanliness on Indian trains, particularly in the toilets, has always been a huge issue. Passengers often complain about the extremely dirty and unhygienic toilets.
16 Nov 2017Delhi
Delhi pollution: Parking fee hike, truck entry ban partially lifted
The EPCA has rolled back anti-pollution measures enforced in Delhi due to toxic smog after air quality reportedly registered improvement.
16 Nov 2017Mumbai
CCTV cameras, talk-back systems: Mumbai locals to get safer
Mumbai locals under the Western Railway (WR) might soon have close circuit television (CCTV) cameras and talk-back systems to ensure greater safety of the 3.5 million people who use it for daily commute.
Modi most popular politician ever: Indians reveal their preferences
PM Narendra Modi might have his fair share of detractors, but according to a Pew study, he is by far the most popular figure in Indian politics.
16 Nov 2017Murder
Sheena Bora murder: Indrani accuses husband Peter of framing her
In a fresh allegation, Indrani Mukerjea now claims her husband Peter and her driver conspired to murder her daughter Sheena and frame her instead.
Why didn't Delhi Govt spend Rs. 787cr environment fund?
Even as Delhi chokes on toxic air, shocking information has come to light. An RTI query has revealed that in two years, the government has spent just 0.11% of a Rs. 787cr-fund generated as ECC.
Indian military unveils joint training doctrine to boost tri-service integration
After finalizing a joint war doctrine earlier this year, The Indian Army, Navy and Air Force have prepared a joint training doctrine.
16 Nov 2017DNA
Drugs, and not, terror is the biggest threat to J&K
Usually in news for terrorist activities, conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir is waging another, relatively-unknown battle against drug menace.
Apple-TRAI tussle: Apple to help government develop DND iOS app
Apple has finally agreed to provide "limited help" to TRAI for developing DND (Do-Not-Disturb) app for its iOS platform, after a one-year-long battle over the regulator's anti-spam app.
15 Nov 2017Mumbai
Meet Aditi Verma: Mumbai entrepreneur who has defeated Down syndrome
Aditi Verma is 23 years old. Born with Down syndrome, she had to undergo a major surgery at the age of 2.5 years to mend a hole in her heart. But today, Aditi runs a cafe in Navi Mumbai's Bhoomi Mall.
Congress alleges "huge scam" in $8.7bn Rafale deal
The Congress party has alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the deal to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for $8.7 billion.
Here's how a social enterprise is facilitating India's toilet revolution
India has set aside $40bn to ensure it's open-defecation free by 2019.
15 Nov 2017Environment
Why focus on businesses, not on pilgrims?: NGT raps Amarnath
Two days after capping the number of daily visitors to Vaishno Devi reportedly over environmental concerns, the NGT has now turned its attention to Amarnath in J&K.
15 Nov 2017Delhi
Haryana finally on board to help Delhi fight smog
Delhi now has at least one neighbor willing to help in its fight against hazardous smog.
Panjab University students are on a mission to 'save' Punjabi
It looks like Panjab University is going all out to preserve the state's traditional language.
Three new ways for you to re-verify SIM with Aadhaar
The UIDAI has approved three new ways for citizens to re-verify their SIMs with Aadhaar without having to visit retailers.
300% jump in PAN applications since demonetization: CBDT
Despite widespread criticism, demonetization has had some benefits, like a 300% jump in the number of applications received for Permanent Account Numbers (PAN).
Delhi tops 'tourist-friendly' list, Maharashtra falls a spot
After a smog-filled week, there's some good news for Delhi. A survey by the World Travel and Tourism Council India Initiative (WTTCII) and Hotelivate has ranked the capital first among all states in the field of tourism.
Alleged IS clip threatens attacks at Kumbh Mela, Thrissur Pooram
An audio clip allegedly from the IS talking about terror attacks at Kumbh Mela and Thrissur Pooram has surfaced.
15 Nov 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Pradyuman murder: CBI threatened to shoot family, alleges juvenile's father
The father of the juvenile accused of the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur maintains his son is innocent but confessed only because CBI tortured and threatened him.
14 Nov 2017India
Not much has changed in the five years since Nirbhaya
A rape incident needs to stand out to get noticed in India.
14 Nov 2017Supreme Court Of India
Judges bribery scam: SC dismisses plea to form SIT
The SC rejected a plea filed by lawyer Kamini Jaiswal requesting a court-monitored SIT for investigating an alleged bribery racket involving judges.
14 Nov 2017Mumbai
Three Mumbai properties of Dawood Ibrahim auctioned
Less than a month after a few of gangster Dawood Ibrahim's Mumbai properties were put up for auction, three of them were sold for Rs. 11.58cr, an official said.
14 Nov 2017Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Man sets girl on fire for rejecting his proposal
In a shocking incident, a man in Chennai set on fire a 22-year-old girl allegedly for refusing his advances.
14 Nov 2017Odisha
Rosogolla officially belongs to WB, but what does it mean?
Two-and-a-half-years after starting its battle, West Bengal has emerged the winner in the 'who owns rosogolla?' question.
14 Nov 2017India
World Diabetes Day: The shocking state of diabetes in India
In India, nearly 70-million people (one in 19 people) have diabetes. The country is gradually inching towards becoming the diabetic capital of the world.
14 Nov 2017Aadhaar Card
After banks' objection, UIDAI relaxes Aadhaar enrolment rules
A month after the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) opposed UIDAI's directives to banks, Aadhaar's governing body has relaxed its policies a little.
14 Nov 2017Delhi
Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty
The Indian Medical Association has urged the Delhi HC to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon in the wake of "severe" air quality.
14 Nov 2017Indian Railways
ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates
Indian Railways has roped in ISRO for a more efficient railway network, including checking accidents at unmanned crossings and providing passengers real-time updates on train movement.
14 Nov 2017Delhi
Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused
The Delhi government seems to be confused about the planned odd-even scheme. Earlier, the NGT had refused to allow exemptions in its implementation, but the government batted for exempting women and two-wheelers.
14 Nov 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
Homosexuality is a tendency, not permanent: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Indian leaders have often made the news for their bizarre comments on homosexuality, but Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is one of the few who have been admired for their support to people regardless of sexuality.
14 Nov 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Ryan murder: Juvenile retracts confession, alleges torture. What's happening?
Earlier, the Gurgaon Police was blamed for allegedly forcing a bus conductor to confess to the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur.
13 Nov 2017India
Supreme Court issues several notices to tackle air pollution
A thick cloud of toxic smog has enveloped India's capital, ten times thicker than the acceptable limit of air pollution.