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Haryana approves death penalty for rapists of girls below 12
The Haryana Assembly passed a bill yesterday approving death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 or below.
16 Mar 2018Aadhaar Card
Aadhaar data leak: Just Google 'Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf'
In a rather worrisome revelation, it has been found that a simple Google search (Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf) can lead people to access the Aadhaar card details of several individuals.
16 Mar 2018Delhi
After 2017 fare hikes, Delhi Metro loses 2.6cr riders
Two drastic fare hikes in the Delhi Metro last year has hit ridership severely; annual ridership registered a decline for the first time in a decade.
16 Mar 2018Mumbai
Uber, Ola drivers threaten indefinite strike from 18 March
The drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from the midnight of 18 March.
90% Indians don't sleep at the right time: Study
A recent study conducted by Godrej Interio reveals that sleeping post 10 pm is clinically declared as the inappropriate time to go to sleep as it triggers a change in the sleeping pattern that leads to sleep deprivation.
16 Mar 2018Delhi Police
JNU professor booked over sexual harassment claims by women students
A case has been registered against a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University's School of Life Sciences (SLS) following allegations of sexual harassment against him by a group of women students, police said on Friday.
16 Mar 2018Delhi
ITC to file third FIR against 'Aashirvaad Atta' malicious videos
FMCG major ITC on Friday said it would file another FIR in Delhi, the third in the country, against circulation of videos which claimed the presence of plastic in 'Aashirvaad Atta'.
16 Mar 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra to spend Rs. 5.8cr on 30 vehicles for VVIPs
The Maharashtra government has announced its decision to purchase 30 vehicles collectively worth Rs. 5.84 crore for VVIPs for 15 District Collectorate offices.
16 Mar 2018Aadhaar Card
Harish Khare, The Tribune editor, quits amid reports of pressure
Adding to the long line of esteemed Indian journalists who have resigned or been removed from their positions in recent times, Harish Khare has now quit as editor-in-chief of The Tribune, The Wire reports.
Extend research from labs to land: PM Modi to scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted scientists to extend their research from "the labs to the land" for the greater benefit of the people and said time was ripe to redefine R&D as research for the development of the nation.
16 Mar 2018Tamil Nadu
Chennai airport on high alert after bomb threat call
Officials at the Chennai International airport were put on high alert on Friday following a bomb threat call to an airline, hours before the arrival of the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to the Tamil Nadu capital.
IIT-Roorkee student allegedly hangs himself from hostel room fan, dies
A 21-year-old student of IIT Roorkee was found hanging from the fan in his hostel room on Wednesday evening.
16 Mar 2018Pranab Mukherjee
Foundation named after Mukherjee to improve people's quality of life
In a bid to improve the quality of life of people, a foundation named after former President Pranab Mukherjee was launched in Delhi.
16 Mar 2018Gujarat
Despite SC-order, Aadhaar still mandatory for certain services: UIDAI CEO
The SC's interim order on the Aadhaar deadline might not mean relief for everyone. In an interview with HT, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey clarified several issues.
16 Mar 2018Pulwama
J&K: Two terrorists killed in encounter in Pulwama
Two terrorists were killed in Pulwama after a failed bid to snatch the weapon of a BJP leader's personal security guard (PSO).
Aadhaar app hacked in one minute; 22,000 card details exposed
To highlight India's data security issues, French security researcher Baptiste Robert alias Elliot Alderson has hacked into the Aadhaar app.
4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering
Recently, Indian Army told a Parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernizing their military, a financial crunch is deterring India from improving its combat capabilities.
15 Mar 2018Indian Army
Mandatory military service for new government employees?
Indians wishing to get into government service, take note. Irrespective of your job profile, you might have to serve in the armed forces for the first five years.
How to apply for a Voter ID card online?
In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.
15 Mar 2018USA
Mumbai: Man duped of Rs. 36 lakh on job promise
A 68-year-old man from Vartak Nagar in Thane has been duped of Rs. 36 lakh by unidentified persons on the false promise of providing a job in a US-based company, police said.
15 Mar 2018Kerala
50,000 new cancer cases reported every year in Kerala: WHO
A study conducted by WHO revealed that about 50,000 new cancer cases are reported in Kerala every year.
15 Mar 2018West Bengal
Ganga Cleaning Drive: Over Rs. 3,600cr in last 3 years
The Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh informed the Lok Sabha that the government has released Rs. 3,633 crore between 2014-15 and 2016-17 for cleaning the Ganga river and beautifying its ghats.
15 Mar 2018Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
India needs over 1,400 IAS officers: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that there is a shortage of total 1,496 IAS officers in the country.
15 Mar 2018West Bengal
After requesting compromise, Shami accuses Jahan of hiding first marriage
The bitter spat between Mohammed Shami and Hasin Jahan continues. Shami has now alleged that Jahan didn't tell him about her first husband till after they married.
Rotomac loan default case: Vikram Kothari and son denied bail
In connection with the alleged Rs. 3,695 crore willful loan default case, a CBI court has rejected the regular bail pleas of Rotomac Global promoter, Director Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul.
#ConsumerRightsDay: 6 rights you should know about
Cases of cheating and fraud are common, especially in India, with its 1.2 billion people and lax laws.
Gender equality, liberation of rural women: Key drivers of growth
Addressing 62nd Session of Commission on Status of Women, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development in India Chetan Sanghi said, "Gender equality and emancipation of rural women is recognized as a key driver of inclusive growth and social progress in India."
15 Mar 2018Odisha
Odisha BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra arrested for attacking vehicle
Senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra from Odisha and his associate were arrested on Thursday in connection with last month's attack on the vehicle of a state minister's brother in Bargarh district in which a man died, the police said.
15 Mar 2018Twitter
Have you heard of Assam's "Chutiyas"?
A tweet by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram has reignited an old debate, and also exposed the ignorance of "mainstream" Indians about the northeast.
15 Mar 2018Venkaiah Naidu
Parliament must debate bank frauds issue, says Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said Parliament should debate the serious issue of alleged PNB bank fraud by Nirav Modi and others that have damaged the country's image and led people to question the entire banking system.
15 Mar 2018Egypt
Egypt: Photography exhibition on India held, 60 photographs showcased
Egypt has organized a photo exhibition that showcased 60 photographs taken from different parts of India by Egyptian photographer Khaled Gawdat.
15 Mar 2018South Africa
Mumbai: NRI woman goes missing after boarding train for Bhubaneswar
An NRI woman recently went missing after she boarded a long distance train from the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in suburban Kurla, said a senior GRP official.
15 Mar 2018Chhattisgarh
Why are the Naxals attacking security personnel repeatedly?
Chhattisgarh's Maoist hotbed Sukma has witnessed several attacks in the past couple of years on security personnel posted there.
15 Mar 2018Air India
Twitter restores Air India's hacked official Twitter handle
National carrier Air India's official Twitter account was hacked late last night for many hours before being restored, the airline said today.
15 Mar 2018Pakistan News
Youth's radicalization, the most challenging problem in world: Home Minister
Addressing the fourth counter-terrorism conference titled "Changing Contours of Global Terror", Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that radicalization of the populace, particularly youths, is one of the most challenging problems the world is facing currently.
CBSE denies reports of Class-12 Accountancy paper leak
Hours after reports surfaced that the CBSE Class 12 Accountancy paper had been leaked, the Board has denied it.
15 Mar 2018Haryana
Sonipat: As dummy student writes exam, principal rapes Class-10 girl
A school principal in Sonipat (Haryana) allegedly raped a Class 10 student yesterday while pretending to "help" her clear her board exams.
Delhi: UPSC aspirant, job-fraud victim, kidnaps child to recover losses
A UPSC aspirant in Delhi became the victim of a job fraud and lost Rs. 4.5L.
15 Mar 2018Jammu
Jammu: Seven-year-old girl molested by religious school teacher
A seven-and-half-year old girl was allegedly molested by her teacher at a religious school at Jammu district's Nagrota in the outskirts of the city, a police official said on Thursday.
Bizarre: Delhi school transports CBSE Class 12 answer-sheets in metro
In a grave security violation, a Delhi school was found transporting answer scripts of CBSE Class 12 from the exam center to the board headquarters by Delhi Metro.