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27 Jan 2018Gujarat
Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC
"Modern marriages fixed on Facebook" are bound to fail, observed the Gujarat HC as it heard a domestic violence case of a young couple.
26 Jan 2018Aadhaar Card
How to change Aadhaar details without a registered mobile number
Aadhaar can be used as proof of identity at many places. It is even mandatory for several schemes.
Class 1 officer's recommendation no longer needed for 'Tatkaal' passport
The External Affairs Ministry has made it easier for those in need of urgent passports to get one.
26 Jan 2018Border Security Force (BSF)
Meet 47-year-old Dara Singh, who's marched at Rajpath 18 times
Marching in the Rajpath R-Day parade for a record 18th time might be the biggest achievement for some, but for 47-year-old BSF jawan Dara Singh, it's a 'small' tribute to his namesake iconic wrestler.
Late JP Nirala, Ashok Chakra awardee, helped kill six terrorists
On 69th Republic Day, prestigious gallantry awards were given to brave personnel of India's security forces.
India celebrates 69th Republic Day
Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.
Son and mother murdered brutally in UP
On Wednesday, a son and his mother were murdered by her relatives in broad daylight in Meerut district of UP.
Republic Day 2018: List of Padma awardees
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today released names of eminent persons who would receive the 2018 Padma awards on 26th January.
25 Jan 2018Indian Railways
South Western Railways announces 21 unreserved vacancies: Details here
The South Western division of Indian Railways has announced 21 unreserved vacancies for candidates under sports quota.
25 Jan 2018Sexual Assault
IIT-Kanpur student alleges rape by IAF officer after promising marriage
An IIT-Kanpur student has alleged repeated rape by an Indian Air Force officer, whom she befriended on Facebook about a year back.
25 Jan 2018Poland
21 attacks on Indian-students abroad in 2017, most in Poland
Government data has revealed that the most attacks on Indian students abroad happened in Poland last year, with nine of 21 incidents reported from there.
Oil thieves busted after explosion in secret tunnel
For months, some men stole oil from an underground Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) pipeline in Kakrola that transports petroleum products from Sonepat to Bijwasan.
25 Jan 2018Haryana
Schools forced to shut as Padmaavat releases
Protests over Padmaavat reached a violent high as the movie released today. School-buses have been attacked, self-immolation attempts made and rioters clashed with police.
Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning
To tackle the air pollution problem due to stubble burning in Delhi and other neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has planned to allocate Rs. 1,000 crore in the upcoming budget.
Govt mulls higher tax deduction limits, but with conditions
According to reports, the finance ministry is considering offering relief to taxpayers; there are discussions to increase the current Rs. 2L deduction limit to Rs. 2.5L.
Delhi: Minor student kidnapped from school-bus amid tight security
The capital is under a strict security cover due to the ASEAN Summit, Republic Day and Padmaavat protests.
Selfie with speeding train lands Hyderabad youth in hospital
Selfies can kill. There were as many as 127 selfie-related deaths globally during March'14-September'16; more shocking is that 76 of them occurred in India.
24 Jan 2018India
Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains
The government is expected to set aside Rs. 3,000 crore in Budget 2018 for the Indian Railways for purchasing 12 lakh CCTV cameras to improve passenger security and provide a more secure travel experience.
24 Jan 2018Education
BHU mandates Aadhaar for admissions into UG, PG courses
On one side, the SC is hearing petitions challenging the constitutionality of Aadhaar. On another, more and more agencies, including educational institutes, are demanding it for different schemes.
India burns over a movie, a day before Padmaavat's release
A day ahead of the release of Padmaavat, protests, violence and arson were reported from different places including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Gujarat, states that had banned the movie.
24 Jan 2018India
Plan to add more seats, but IITs say no infrastructure
The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has proposed adding an additional 1,000 seats in IITs across the country, but several IITs doubt that existing campuses can accommodate more students.
Major admission scam in DU: Principals, colleges under scanner
A major scam in Delhi University has come to light: apparently, many students gained admission in 2017-18 without necessary marks, or with fake education certificates.
Gurgaon police bust major call center racket, 33 arrested
Gurgaon police busted a major call center racket in Udyog Vihar Phase 5 that duped Americans, Australians and other foreign citizens.
24 Jan 2018Jammu And Kashmir
This 17-year-old girl raps to tell stories of Kashmiri conflict
At 17, Kashmir's Mehak Ashraf is the valley's first known female rapper.
23 Jan 2018Delhi
Long jams in Delhi as traffic restrictions implemented for R-Day
As traffic restrictions ahead of Republic Day were enforced in Delhi, jams erupted at various places.
23 Jan 2018Rajasthan
Rajasthan Congress organizes 'LPG funeral' to protest rising prices
The Congress in Rajasthan is angry over rising prices, but it is creative too.
23 Jan 2018Haryana
Woman raped in Gurgaon while husband, relative held at gunpoint
Another sexual assault has horrified Haryana, which has reeled under a series of such cases in recent times.
23 Jan 2018India
In-flight internet may cost you Rs. 500 for 30 minutes!
The TRAI recently approved in-flight connectivity (IFC) in India, and also released its recommendations on the matter.
23 Jan 2018Supreme Court Of India
#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.
23 Jan 2018Deepika Padukone
SC again refuses to ban Padmaavat
The SC has refused, once again, to stop screening of 'Padmaavat,' ruling it is the states' duty to ensure law and order.
23 Jan 2018India
#DefenseDiaries: India negotiates with Russia for Rs. 39,000cr missile shields
India has begun final negotiations with Russia for the Rs. 39,000cr acquisition of five advanced S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems.
All about Indian Mujahideen co-founder, Quershi's life
Earlier today, Delhi police had arrested Abdul Subhan Qureshi, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen.
22 Jan 2018Nagpur
Nagpur man arrested for raping minor daughter for three years
A 45-year-old man, who works as a school peon, has been arrested in Nagpur for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter for the last three years.
Edward Snowden backs former RAW chief's article against Aadhaar
American whistleblower Edward Snowden continues to take on Aadhaar and its potential for misuse.
22 Jan 2018Delhi
Traffic restrictions in Delhi: Know which routes to avoid
Delhiiites should brace for four days of traffic restrictions in view of the upcoming ASEAN Summit and Republic Day celebrations.
Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon
Indian Railways is reportedly gearing up to introduce two new high-speed trains -operating at a speed of 176 kmph- even before the launch of India's first bullet train project.
22 Jan 2018Amit Shah
Loya death: Don't cast aspersions on Amit Shah, says SC
On the first hearing on Judge BH Loya's death, the SC said aspersions shouldn't be cast on BJP president Amit Shah, who isn't a party in the case.
22 Jan 2018Facebook
New Manforce adrak condoms: For winter and sore throats
Just when we thought Manforce couldn't get any more creative than last year's achaar condoms, the male-contraceptive giant has upped its ante with the announcement of another much-loved desi flavor - adrak and honey.
22 Jan 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: Mercedes owner forges 'VVIP pass' to skip Rs.60 toll
Indians are known for their love for "free" stuff. We might be using a costly iPhone, but will always look for 'schemes' to make free calls.
Indian Mujahideen co-founder Abdul Qureshi, India's 'bin Laden,' nabbed
Abdul Subhan Qureshi, co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and one of India's most wanted terrorists, was arrested by Delhi Police after a brief exchange of gunfire.