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09 Jun 2018Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Do unnecessary fee-hikes trouble you? Centre planning law to tighten-noose
On the lines of a law introduced by Uttar Pradesh government this year, the Central Government is pondering to introduce a regulation to curb fee hikes in private schools.
09 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
After PM Modi, Maharashtra CM gets threat letters
Soon after news broke that Maoists were planning to eliminate PM Narendra Modi, reports have said that Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and his family have also received two threat letters purportedly from Maoist organizations.
09 Jun 2018Election Commission of India (ECI)
After VVPATs' technical glitches, makers eyeing alternative paper
After technical glitches in VVPAT during the recently held assembly by-polls, the makers BEL and ECIL are looking for alternative paper rolls to be used in the machine.
08 Jun 2018Odisha
Odisha: 20 startups getting recognized every month, beats national average
Odisha has surged in its startup initiative, with around 20 ventures getting recognized by the state government each month which is more than the national average, Additional Chief Secretary, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, LN Gupta said at Startup Council Meeting.
08 Jun 2018Assam
22-year-old Assam lawyer chosen for prestigious peace-building program in US
Salma Hussain, a 22-year-old lawyer in Assam, will join a team of young women selected from across the world for a peace-building initiative by a Washington-based institute.
08 Jun 2018Rajasthan
MGNREGA laborers' son first to crack NEET in Rajasthan village
Krishan Kumar's tireless hard work has finally paid off as he is the only person in Sakhwara panchayat in Rajasthan's Dholpur district to clear NEET.
08 Jun 2018Bihar
Forced sex in marriage is cruelty, ground for divorce: HC
The Punjab and Haryana High Court said forceful sex in marriage amounts to cruelty and could be ground for divorce.
08 Jun 2018Punjab
After outrage, Punjabi University revokes ban on shorts for girls
A day after a ban on girls wearing shorts to the hostel mess created a flutter among the students, Punjabi University (Patiala) has revoked the order.
Pranab's visit to RSS a significant event in history: Advani
BJP veteran LK Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the RSS headquarters and his "illuminating exposition of the noble idea on Indian nationalism" as a "significant event in our country's contemporary history".
08 Jun 2018Haryana
Haryana puts on hold '33%-income' demand from sportspersons after outcry
Hours after notifying a controversial rule demanding government-employed sportspersons to pay up 33% of their 'commercial' earnings, the Haryana government has put it on hold.
08 Jun 2018Bihar
Bihar: Government planning to ban 'khaini', tobacco-form everyone's addicted to
The Bihar government is planning to put a blanket ban on sale and purchase of khaini (a processed tobacco product). In the state, liquor was banned two years ago.
08 Jun 2018Kanpur
5 patients die in Kanpur hospital allegedly due to AC-failure
Five elderly patients died in the ICU of the state-run Lala Lajpat Rai hospital in Kanpur during the last two days, with their attendants citing AC plant failure as the reason of their death.
No scores or comments in report-card till Class-8, suggests NCERT
Heeding the fact that the current education and assessment system is putting immense stress on students, the NCERT has come up with a proposal to correct it.
08 Jun 2018Vaishno Devi
CRPF-martyr awarded PM's Medal for saving lives in J&K landslide
A CRPF jawan, who saved lives of Vaishno Devi pilgrims trapped in a landslide on August 24, 2016, has been posthumously decorated with Prime Minister's Police Medal for "showing exemplary ideal of self-sacrifice in a life-threatening incident."
08 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
Modi will be killed, India disintegrated: Hafiz Saeed's close aide
Maulana Bashir Ahmad Khaki, a senior functionary of banned outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be killed and India disintegrated, at a Friday sermon in Rawalkot, Poonch, Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
83.75% students clear WB Class XII exams
83.75% students passed the Class XII examinations conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE). Results were announced today.
Railways register 15 fire incidents in trains in 5 months
A Railway Board letter has cited 15 cases of fire-related accidents in trains in the last five months due to improper maintenance and lack of supervision.
Google takes free Wi-Fi to 400 railway stations in India
In 2.5 years, Google has installed free Wi-Fi hotspots in 400 Indian railway stations, the company said yesterday, with Dibrugarh in Assam being the latest.
08 Jun 2018Rashtrapati Bhavan
Body of man found in servant quarters of Rashtrapati Bhavan
The body of a man was found inside the servant quarters of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, police said today.
SC refuses CBI-probe into two BJP workers' deaths in WB
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls.
08 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
Maoist letter reveals Modi assassination plans in "Rajiv Gandhi-type incident"
Five months after the Bhima Koregaon clashes, a public prosecutor has made shocking revelations.
Bengal: Thanks to technology, students of this village cleared board-exams
Thanks to technology and dedication of professionals in different parts of the world, 30 Santhal students of Chandra High School near the Susunia Hills in Bankura, West Bengal, have passed 10th board exams, with flying colors.
08 Jun 2018Mumbai
'Extremely heavy rains' likely in Mumbai through the weekend
Relief isn't likely for rain-lashed Mumbai in the near future. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the city will get 'extremely heavy rain' through the weekend, expected to last till Monday.
08 Jun 2018Himachal Pradesh
No more semester system in undergraduate courses in HP University
Students pursuing undergraduate courses in Himachal Pradesh University will no longer have to appear for semester examinations, as the HP government yesterday decided to revert to the annual examination system.
No fine on excess baggage: Railways drops 'awareness' order
Days after it announced passengers will be penalized for carrying more luggage than allowed, the Railways shelved the order, saying it was only meant to create awareness.
#CareerBytes: 6 tech skills you need to get start-up jobs
Start-up jobs are in demand these days as more and more job seekers are looking for jobs offering learning opportunities and scope for growth.
08 Jun 2018Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
J&K sex-scandal: Former BSF DIG, four others, get 10-years jail
A special CBI court sentenced five men, including former BSF DIG KC Padhi and former J&K Police DSP Mohammad Ashraf Mir, to 10 years prison time in a 12-year-old sex scandal in J&K.
07 Jun 2018Karnataka
Work for Hindus who voted for me, not Muslims: BJP-MLA
A purported video of former Union Minister and Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal instructing corporators to work only for Hindus, who have voted for him, and not for Muslims, has gone viral on social media.
07 Jun 2018Ministry Of Home Affairs
MHA's panel to look into 'racial-discrimination' faced by North-Eastern people
The Center has set up a three-member committee for monitoring and redressal of grievances relating to alleged racial discrimination faced by North Eastern people.
07 Jun 2018Piyush Goyal
Railways: Dispose plastic bottles and get Rs. 5/bottle on Paytm
The Railways has come up with a brilliant initiative to keep its premises clean, with some help from passengers.
07 Jun 2018Supreme Court Of India
Kathua rape case: Pathankot court frames charges against the accused
The Pathankot district and sessions court, which was hearing the Kathua rape and murder case, has framed charges against seven of the eight accused in the case. The eighth accused in the case is a juvenile.
07 Jun 2018Tamil Nadu
TN: After Anitha, Prateebha, another girl ends life over NEET-failure
Deeply upset over her failure to clear the NEET examination, another girl allegedly committed suicide in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu.
07 Jun 2018India
Sanitation coverage increased from 38% to 80% in India: Modi
PM Narendra Modi today said the sanitation coverage in the country has increased from 38% to nearly 80% and asserted that the "Swachh Bharat Mission" is playing a central role in creating a healthy India.
07 Jun 2018Bengaluru
Sharing ATM PIN with your spouse could cost you heavily
Most of us wouldn't think twice about handing over our ATM-card to our spouse to withdraw money for us.
07 Jun 2018Madhya Pradesh
Unidentified people throw eggs, slippers at Hardik Patel's car
Unidentified persons allegedly threw eggs and slippers at the car of Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur today.
07 Jun 2018Gurugram
Sacked employee fires at Japanese company's HR head in Gurugram
Infuriated at being terminated, a sacked employee along with an accomplice on a bike today opened fire and injured a Gurugram-based Japanese company's human resource wing head, police said.
07 Jun 2018Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Man attempts to take lightning's photo on phone, dies
A 43-year-old man identified as HM Ramesh died, on Wednesday, after being struck by lightning as he attempted to click photographs of sparks in the sky on his mobile phone.
07 Jun 2018Indian Navy
Yemen: Navy brings back 38 Indians from cyclone-hit Socotra island
Thirty-eight Indians were today brought back home by the Indian Navy, four days after they were rescued from the cyclone-hit Socotra island in Yemen.
07 Jun 2018Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Govt. likely to set up separate board for ITIs soon
A separate board is likely to be established to carry out assessment and certification of around 23 lakh students passing out from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country.
07 Jun 2018Mumbai
Mumbai flooded after moderate rains, traffic and train services hit
Despite advanced warnings and so-called preparations by the BMC, Mumbai was flooded today after a few hours of rains, prompting the municipality to reach out to the Navy for help.