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13 Aug 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: 5 amazing health benefits of coconut water

Consumed since time immemorial in the tropics, and considered a super-drink in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, coconut water has recently gained massive popularity across the globe.

13 Aug 2018

Jharkhand

Jharkhand: 7 minor children rescued; human trafficker arrested in Pakur

Seven minor children belonging to the primitive Pahariya tribe have been rescued and a human trafficker was arrested in Jharkhand's Pakur district.

13 Aug 2018

Monsoon

Heavy rains lash several parts of Himachal Pradesh, schools closed

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh overnight prompting authorities to close schools in several districts including Shimla, Kangra, and Solan, officials said.

13 Aug 2018

India

Under NDA, imported apples, TVs and smartphones are getting costlier

The NDA government's import policy has undergone a marked change: customs duties have been hiked across categories, affecting more than 400 items.

13 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Kerala: Passports damaged in floods to be replaced for free

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday announced that passports damaged in floods in Kerala will be replaced free of cost by the government.

13 Aug 2018

Kerala

40 people dead in Kerala rains, but troubles to continue

Kerala has been ravaged by "the worst disaster in its history," leaving not just scores of people dead and thousands displaced, but tearing apart lives and wrecking infrastructure.

13 Aug 2018

India

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies at 89

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition last week, has succumbed. He was 89.

12 Aug 2018

India

JNU's attitude towards the differently-abled students is better: Differently-abled scholars

Jawaharlal Nehru University's differently-abled scholars feel the university is quite inclusive and even the perception towards them on campus is without any bias.

12 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Mufti hopes PM's condemnation of mob-lynchings would entail concrete steps

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has today expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement condemning mob lynching incidents in the country would be followed by concrete steps and punitive measures against the culprits.

12 Aug 2018

Bihar

Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

Granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is a major milestone towards empowering downtrodden in the country, said BJPs' key OBC leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF

An organization representing Gujjars and Bakerwals said today the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, in its amended form, should be extended to J&K to ensure social equality and provide speedy justice to tribals in the state.

12 Aug 2018

Jaipur

Jaipur: Rajyavardhan Rathore takes jibe at Rahul's temple visit

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today took a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his temple visit, saying one tends to get worried in difficult times.

12 Aug 2018

India

Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

12 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar: 'Chhari Mubarak' taken to ancient Sharika-Bhawani temple

'Chhari Mubarak', the saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva, was taken to ancient 'Sharika-Bhawani' temple on Hari Parbat hillock in Srinagar's downtown area for offering special prayers as per the age-old customs related to Amarnath Yatra.

12 Aug 2018

Odisha

Heavy rains lash Odisha, throwing life out of gear

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha today disrupting normal life, even as the Meteorological department forecast more showers in many areas.

12 Aug 2018

Red Fort

Independence Day: Traffic restrictions in Delhi from Monday

Traffic restrictions will be in place for Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal tomorrow.

12 Aug 2018

Mumbai

Brazilian held with Rs. 2.5cr worth cocaine at Mumbai airport

A Brazilian national, F Nascimen, has been apprehended by the CISF at the Mumbai airport for allegedly smuggling in cocaine-filled capsules worth Rs. 2.5 crore by concealing them in talcum powder boxes, a senior official said today.

12 Aug 2018

India

#TravelBytes: Top 5 national parks to visit in India

Traveling is about exploring new places, getting some fresh air, seeing the unseen, and doing the undone.

12 Aug 2018

Telangana

Telangana attracts over Rs. 10,000cr in Life Sciences in 4yrs

Telangana, already home to pharma majors, attracted Rs. 10,222cr investments in the Life Sciences sector in the past four years, state IT and Industries Minister KT Ramarao said.

12 Aug 2018

India

Railways asks drivers to hit top-speed if train is late

To improve the punctuality of trains, Indian Railways has asked drivers to hit top speed if the train is running late, an official said.

12 Aug 2018

India

No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has dismissed controversial allegations of him attempting to privatize ISRO.

12 Aug 2018

Bihar

OCI card-holders appear to enjoy equal-rights like other Indians: HC

Delhi High Court has said that Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) appear to enjoy the fundamental rights of equality before law and freedom of speech and expression in the same way as any other Indian citizen does.

12 Aug 2018

Muslims

Muslim man, who participated in Kanwar-Yatra, stopped from offering Namaz

A Muslim man, who took part in Kanwar Yatra, was allegedly stopped from offering Namaz at a mosque in UP's Baghpat area.

12 Aug 2018

India

President Kovind to watch special-screening of 'The President's Bodyguard' documentary

President Ram Nath Kovind will watch a special screening of National Geographic's "The President's Bodyguard" documentary at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

12 Aug 2018

Indian Army

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

The army is manufacturing special clothing and equipment for its forces posted at the Siachen glacier - considered the world's most dangerous battlefield.

12 Aug 2018

Gujarat

Gujarat: 7 family members killed as car falls into ditch

Seven members of a family, all minors, were killed when their car fell into a ditch in Gujarat's Panchmahal district, police said today.

12 Aug 2018

India

Chhattisgarh CM to be elected like Sita's 'swayamvar': Congress leader

Like Goddess Sita chose Lord Ram, the Chief Minister's face of the Congress will be elected through 'swayamvar' after the Assembly elections, Chhattisgarh Leader of Opposition TS Singh Deo said.

Bhopal: Hostel inmate forced to watch porn, raped for months

In the latest development in the Bhopal hostel rape case, a fourth victim has approached police and accused Ashwini Sharma of raping her and having unnatural sex.

12 Aug 2018

Kerala

Kerala: How a dog saved its human family from disaster

Rains and floods have ravaged Kerala, leaving at least 37 people dead and some 35,000 displaced.

12 Aug 2018

India

2,800 faculty posts lying vacant in IITs, 260 in IIMs

It is not just seats that are going vacant in Indian institutes. According to data from the HRD Ministry, 5,606 posts of faculty members in central universities are yet to be filled.

12 Aug 2018

India

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

Religious leaders in Madhya Pradesh are preparing to jump into the political fray and contest the state Assembly polls due later this year.

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed that the initiative to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was his "baby" and the BJP has failed to "nurse" it properly due to which a defective draft was published with names of over 40 lakh people missing.

12 Aug 2018

Mumbai

26/11: As Mumbai burned, citizens turned rescuers for their cops

The 26/11 attacks in Mumbai harmed the city in ways that can never be repaired. They destroyed families, martyred soldiers, and exposed the nation's deepest vulnerabilities.

12 Aug 2018

Goa

Actors smoking on-screen to convey anti-smoking message through short films

The government is looking into suggestions by a panel that short films could be made to convey an anti-smoking message to viewers by the "same actor who is depicted as smoking on screen", Anurag Srivastava, the CEO of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said.

12 Aug 2018

Bihar

Muzaffarpur sex-abuse: Cops recover influential people's numbers from accused

Police have recovered a list of 40 mobile phone numbers from Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter homes abuse case, which includes those of some "powerful" people, including a minister.

12 Aug 2018

Atul Kumar Thakur

Robbers steal money, but get caught in Delhi's traffic

Had it not been for the notorious traffic jams of Delhi, two robbers could have gotten away in Bhajanpura's Yamuna Vihar with around Rs. 6,000 cash on Wednesday.

12 Aug 2018

Monsoon

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

12 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Report any untoward incident to us: Delhi govt to schools

Delhi government has directed all schools in Delhi to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the media so that quick action can be taken and also there is no "embarrassment" to the education department.

12 Aug 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: The many health benefits of yogurt

Yogurt is undeniably a super-food, and science backs the fact.

12 Aug 2018

India

You can soon get Internet domain names in Indian languages

Getting an Internet domain name in English is a pass, now get ready to have it in your own regional language.