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15 Mar 2018Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Indian banks lose Rs. 1.6crore every hour to cheating, forgery
Indian banks reportedly lose Rs 1.6 crore every hour to cheating and forgery, rather surprisingly.
What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?
Stephen Hawking, the celebrated British physicist-cosmologist, who died today (14 March) aged 76, visited India twice: for the first time in 1959 and then again in January 2001.
Railways to install free Wi-Fi in 8,000 stations by March'19
Indian Railways is on a drive to equip over 8,000 stations with Wi-Fi by March 2019.
9 lakh senior-citizens give up rail concessions in 7 months
Over 9 lakh senior citizens gave up their railway concession in passenger fare between July 2017 to February 2018, the parliament was informed today.
14 Mar 2018Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Former PM's office under CBI investigation in coal scam
The office of a former Prime Minister has come under the ambit of CBI's investigation regarding coal block allocation cases, the government said.
14 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
There are only 73 women judges in Indian High Courts
The Law Ministry informed the Lok Sabha that the 24 High Courts present across the country have only 73 women judges while their male counterparts are 600 in number.
14 Mar 2018Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh tops the list of communal violence hit states
Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states with maximum communal violence incidents in the country last year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
14 Mar 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: 4ft rod removed from man after 5-hour surgery
Doctors at Mumbai's JJ Hospital recently removed a four feet long iron rod which pierced the groin of a 33-year-old man and exited near the neck.
14 Mar 2018Indian Railways
Around 1.5 crore job aspirants register for 89,000 railway posts
Soon after national transporter Indian Railways announced about one of its biggest recruitment drive and to hire for 89,000 posts last month, around one-and-a-half crore people have already registered for the vacancies, officials said.
14 Mar 2018Maharashtra
Aadhaar cards found dumped in well in Maharashtra; probe ordered
A group of youth found hundreds of Aadhaar cards dumped in a well in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district.
Pakistan national, who stayed in India for 27 years, deported
A 37-year-old Pakistani national, who was illegally staying in India since he was about 10 years of age, has been deported to the neighboring country, a police official said on Wednesday.
14 Mar 2018Indian Railways
No more movies, songs and games on Tejas Express
Indians have often made the news for their tendency to damage public goods. In May'17, vandals smashed windows the day before the Tejas Express' maiden journey.
14 Mar 2018West Bengal
WB: Teacher sent on leave after complaints of sexual harassment
West Bengal's Kalyani University has sent a teacher on forced leave for an indefinite period after a number of female students complained of sexual harassment against him, a top university official said on Wednesday.
14 Mar 2018Pune
Stephen Hawking remembered by his Indian student in unique way
"Physically bound to the wheelchair, Stephen Hawking reached out into the depths of the universe with his mind and decoded the mysterious cosmos for the common people" - that is how an Indian Astrophysicist Somak Raychaudhury remembered his teacher, Hawking.
14 Mar 2018JEE
'JEE Main difficulty level to be same': CBSE issues clarifications
The CBSE, which is conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main in April, has assured that the difficulty level this year will be similar to that of the last few years.
14 Mar 2018Boeing
Customized Boeing 777s ready for PM, president, vice-president by 2020
For the first time, two Boeing 777-300 ERs are being customized for the Indian president, vice-president and prime minister, and will be ready for use by 2020, officials said.
14 Mar 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi condoles demise of celebrated physicist-cosmologist, Stephen Hawking
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of world-renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking and said that his grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world.
14 Mar 2018Border Security Force (BSF)
Delhi: Man held for 'staring, winking' at girl in bus
A 24-year-old woman alleged that a drunk man kept "staring at her" and also "winked at her" while she was traveling in a DTC bus in the national capital.
14 Mar 2018Uttar Pradesh
UP's crackdown on cheating has left an entire region helpless
Left red-faced over widespread cheating during exams, UP has clamped down on the copying mafia this time.
14 Mar 2018Ghaziabad
Four dead after consuming illicit liquor in Ghaziabad
Four persons have died after consuming illicit liquor in Shankar Vihar colony in Ghaziabad.
14 Mar 2018Tamil Nadu
Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas
Prayer homes of the Pentecostal church were attacked at two places in Madurai, allegedly by members of the Hindu Munnani.
14 Mar 2018Mumbai
IndiGo cancels 42 flights today; airfares continue to rise
Domestic carrier IndiGo continued to operate with a curtailed schedule for the third day on Wednesday with the airline canceling 42 flights following the grounding of eight of its A320neo planes along with three of GoAir due to Pratt & Whitney engine issues.
Decriminalizing homosexuality: When archaic laws weigh down a young nation
In yet another crime stemming from deep homophobia and stigma surrounding homosexuals in India, an 18-year-old girl bludgeoned her mother to death in Ghaziabad last week because she didn't approve of her same-sex relationship with her 35-year-old teacher.
Lecturer shot dead in college premises in Haryana's Sonipat district
An ad hoc lecturer of a college in Kharkhoda of Haryana's Sonipat district was shot dead on Tuesday allegedly by a student, the police said.
13 Mar 2018Kolkata
Hasin Jahan allegedly attacks journalists in Kolkata, breaks camera
Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan is in a fresh controversy. She allegedly attacked journalists in Kolkata and broke a camera.
13 Mar 2018Rajasthan
After protests, Rajasthan govt revokes Dress Code in colleges order
Buckling under widespread protests, especially by students, the Vasundhara Raje dispensation in Rajasthan on Tuesday revoked its recent controversial order on implementing a dress code for government-run colleges in the state.
13 Mar 2018Physics
Mixed reactions to CBSE Class 12 Chemistry paper
Class 12 students of CBSE appeared their Chemistry exam today. The question paper evoked mixed reactions: while many claimed it was easy, others felt some items were tricky.
13 Mar 2018Vaishno Devi
New 'palkis' to be launched to ferry Vaishno Devi pilgrims
A totally redesigned 'Palki' or palanquin will soon be launched to ferry pilgrims to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir, said a report.
PNB scam: Bank rejects Nirav Modi's offer, demands full repayment
In a strongly-worded letter, PNB has rejected Nirav Modi's "vague" offer of partial repayment in the Rs. 12,650cr scam, asking him to pay the entire amount immediately.
Man arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport
An Indian man has been arrested by the customs department for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs. 75 lakh at the New Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued today.
13 Mar 2018Piyush Goyal
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal meets architects for station redevelopment project
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday held consultations with architects and planners to discuss issues related to the ambitious Rs. 1 lakh crore Station Redevelopment Project.
13 Mar 2018Supreme Court Of India
SC indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar
The SC has indefinitely extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to various schemes till it pronounces its verdict on the ongoing case.
13 Mar 2018Mumbai
Maha govt to make adulteration of milk a non-bailable offense
The Maharashtra Government has decided to come with a law that will make adulteration of milk a non-bailable offense, with a punishment of up to three years in jail.
TB immunization increased to 6%, aim 90% this year: Modi
Inaugurating the first "End TB Summit" in Delhi, PM Narendra Modi claimed that the rate of immunization against the disease had increased from just 1% annually to 6% since 2014.
13 Mar 2018Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh: 8 CRPF personnel killed in blast triggered by Naxals
At least eight personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday.
13 Mar 2018Delhi
CBSE to look into Class 10 English paper after complaints
Class 10 students of CBSE appeared their English paper yesterday. Most said it was easy and not long.
13 Mar 2018Uber
Haryana: Uber cab driver held for abducting, harassing woman
A 22-year-old Uber driver has been arrested for allegedly abducting and sexually harassing a woman after she boarded his cab in Haryana, the police said on Tuesday.
13 Mar 2018Rajasthan
Rajasthan village breaks ceiling, elects woman would-be doctor as sarpanch
A village of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan just showed its will to bring change: they elected a 24-year-old lady as their sarpanch on March 5.
SBI slashes minimum balance non-maintenance fines by up to 75%
Bringing major relief to customers, the SBI, India's largest public lender, has slashed penalties for non-maintenance of Average Monthly Balance (AMB) in savings accounts by as much as 75%.
13 Mar 2018JEE
Admit cards for JEE Main 2018 released: How to download
The CBSE has released admit cards for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, to be held on April 8 (pen-paper mode) and April 15-16 (online mode).