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14 May 2018West Bengal
102-year-old votes in WB Panchayat polls, lesson for Chetan Bhagat
This heart-warming image of a 102-year-old woman voting in West Bengal Panchayat polls is an impeccable proof of India's functioning democracy.
14 May 2018Twitter
Srinagar: Twitter user booked for abusive posts about Kashmiri Pandits
The J&K police today lodged an FIR against a Twitter user for allegedly putting up abusive posts about Kashmiri Pandits.
14 May 2018Maoists
Odisha: Another Maoist killed in encounter, toll rises to 7
A Maoist was gunned down today in a fresh encounter with security forces in Sudukumpa reserve forest of Odisha's Kandhamal district, taking the total death toll to seven since yesterday's gun battle.
14 May 2018ICSE
ICSE, ISC declare results of Class 10, 12 board exams
The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared the results of its Class 10 and 12 board examinations this year at 3pm today.
14 May 2018Narendra Modi
Jammu on high alert after suspected militant movement along I-B
The Jammu region has been put on a high alert since 12 am after detection of suspected movement of militants near Kathua district's Tarnah Allah area close to the International Border (I-B), a police official said.
14 May 2018Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
PNB scam: CBI to file chargesheet against several senior bankers
After three FIRs and 19 arrests, the CBI is all set to file its first chargesheet in the Rs. 12,600cr Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case involving jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
14 May 2018Pakistan News
Before Modi government's fourth-anniversary, survey shows 57% Indians are satisfied
A survey by a citizen engagement platform, LocalCircles, found 57% respondents were satisfied with the Narendra Modi government.
14 May 2018Karnataka
Center submits draft Cauvery management scheme for smooth water distribution
The Center today submitted the draft Cauvery management scheme, to ensure smooth distribution of water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, before the Supreme Court for its perusal and approval.
14 May 2018Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley undergoing kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS-Delhi
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is undergoing a kidney transplant operation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
14 May 2018Hyderabad
Did you know you can't get soiled Rs. 200/2,000-notes exchanged?
Two days ago, a Hyderabad resident received soiled notes of Rs. 2,000 from an SBI ATM.
14 May 2018Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Depressed with IndiGo, employee makes hoax bomb call; gets arrested
The Delhi police recently arrested an IndiGo employee for making a hoax bomb call regarding a Mumbai-bound flight at Indira Gandhi International airport, earlier this month.
14 May 2018India
Prasar Bharati-I&B tussle nears close? Former to discuss rightsizing, Free-Dish
After months of a standoff with the I&B Ministry, the Prasar Bharati (PB) board is expected to discuss key issues of contention at a board meeting today.
14 May 2018Yogi Adityanath
Dogs kill 12-year-old in Sitapur, angry villagers block National Highway
A pack of savage dogs mauled a 12-year-old girl to death in Maheshpur Village, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, triggering a massive protest by villagers.
14 May 2018West Bengal
Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal
The voting for the much-awaited single-phase Panchayat polls has begun today across West Bengal amid tight security. "The polling started at 7 am in the morning," an official said.
14 May 2018Bihar
1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists
STF of Kolkata Police on Sunday arrested a man from Bihar on the charge of being involved in an arms smuggling racket busted in Kolkata last week.
14 May 2018DNA
Bihar: Shirts removed, Sleeves snipped of students to prevent cheating
Looks like the scenes of mass-cheating in Bihar still haunt examination officials, forcing them to switch to extreme measures.
14 May 2018Kerala
Kerala: Mother lets lover molest 10-year-old child in theater, arrested
Kerala Police has made shocking revelations in the sexual abuse case of a 10-year-old in a theater in Malappuram.
14 May 2018India
Rain, lightning and winds kill 200 across India in two-weeks
Around 70 people were killed as rain, lightning and winds lashed various states yesterday, taking the death toll in two weeks to more than 200.
13 May 2018Kerala
Kerala: 60-year-old businessman sexually assaults minor, police negligence triggers anger
In an infuriating incident, a 60-year-old businessman Moideen Kutty was arrested on Saturday from Shornur and brought to Changaramkulam police station for molesting a minor girl inside a theatre in Malappuram's Edappal town (Kerala).
13 May 2018Mumbai
Forget Ola-Uber, Mumbai's S3 Cabs brings women drivers for safety!
The newest cab-aggregator in Mumbai, S3 Cabs, seems to have brought a range of progressive changes with it.
13 May 2018Bipin Rawat
Army finalizes Rs. 15,000cr deal to procure critical weapons, tanks
After years of deliberations, the Army has finalized a mega Rs. 15,000cr project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile.
13 May 2018Delhi High Court
DUSU and DMRC to beautify 11 defaced metro stations
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will hold a meeting in June with all stakeholders and volunteers to decide ways to beautify the 11 Delhi metro stations that were defaced during the varsity polls.
13 May 2018Exams
CBSE relaxes passing criteria for Class 10
The CBSE Class 10 exams were held this time after a gap of seven years. Considering related factors, the board has decided to relax passing criteria for the students.
13 May 2018Indian Penal Code
Congress MLA's sons booked for firing in air at event
A video clip, purportedly showing two sons of a Gujarat Congress MLA firing in the air at a musical event, prompted the police to register offenses against them.
Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level
DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.
13 May 2018Mamata Banerjee
WB police find "hundreds of crude-bombs" in TMC strongman's backyard
The hunt for a Trinamool Congress strongman accused of murder unexpectedly led the West Bengal police to hundreds of crude bombs in the accused's backyard.
SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue
Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".
In a first, CBSE to conduct examinations for six students
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting examinations for six students of class 10 and 12, who were representing India at international sports championships during the board exams.
13 May 2018Madhya Pradesh
Massive Delhi dust storm disrupts metro services, flights grounded
A massive dust storm hit the national capital and its adjoining areas this afternoon, with speedy winds disrupting electricity supply and metro services.
13 May 2018Ayodhya
Preparations for Ram Temple's construction complete: VHP prez
VHP International President Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje has claimed the Ayodhya case has reached a "decisive stage" in the SC, and probability is high that "it'll be decided in (Hindus') favor."
13 May 2018Bhopal
Men are victims of domestic violence, too: MP Police
While incidents of women being victims of domestic violence are prevalent on a large scale, the cases of men being at the receiving end of domestic violence are also being reported, Madhya Pradesh Police said.
13 May 2018Bihar
Viral-video shows men gang-raping woman in Bihar, police begin probe
A video of a group of men raping a woman has gone viral, forcing the police to launch an operation to nab the suspects in Bihar's Gaya.
13 May 2018Baramulla
J&K: Man arrested for killing his fiancee; dead body recovered
A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 24-year-old fiancee in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
13 May 2018Uzbekistan
Where are Shastri death-related Raj Narain Committee records, asks CIC
Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public the records of Raj Narain Committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death on January 11, 1966, in Uzbekistan's Tashkent.
13 May 2018Andhra Pradesh
Real-life 'Pehredaar Piya Ki'? 23-year-old Andhra woman marries 13-year-old boy
The regressive story of a 10-year-old boy getting married to an 18-year-old girl in Sony show 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' was heavily criticized.
13 May 2018Indian Army
Operation Sadhbavana improving lives of people in far-flung Jammu areas
Indian Army under "Operation Sadbhavana (Goodwill)" is reaching out to communities in far-flung areas of the Jammu region through a series of civilian programs aimed at improving the lives of people.
12 May 2018India
Heads-up for students: Opt for community-driven internships this summer
Internships are increasingly becoming important for students. But what if you could help an entire community while adding to your marks?
13 May 2018Mother's Day
#HappyMothersDay: When mothers gave strength to my NewsBytes colleagues
I was at a loss for words as I began writing a Mother's Day special. What can be written about the creator of all? Right?
13 May 2018Indian Railways
Railways' new 'smart coaches' have black boxes, integrated real-time monitoring-system
In a first, the Railways has unveiled new advanced 'smart coaches' which come fitted with black boxes, like in aircraft.
13 May 2018Himachal Pradesh
Six killed as bus rolls down hill near Shimla
At least six people were killed and 12 injured when their bus rolled down a hill and fell into a gorge near Nai Neti on Solan-Rajgarh road, 70km from Shimla.