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02 Aug 2016India
India to have power surplus in 2017
Power Minister Piyush Goyal stated in the Rajya Sabha, that India would have surplus power generation in 2017.
02 Aug 2016India
Abu Jundal, accomplices sentenced to life
A special MCOCA court has sentenced Abu Jundal and six others to life imprisonment over the Aurangabad arms haul case.
02 Aug 2016Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Supreme Court rejects plea against Amit Shah
On 1st August, 2016, a plea filed against the discharge of Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake-encounter case was rejected by the apex court in Delhi.
01 Aug 2016Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
BJP silent on CM face for UP
For the upcoming elections in UP, BJP has yet to announce its CM candidate.
01 Aug 2016Lok Sabha
Government to move an amendment bill to strengthen debt recovery
In a bid to strengthen debt recovery laws, Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2016 has been cleared in Lok Sabha through a voice vote.
01 Aug 2016Dalit
Mass gathering of Dalits in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad
At a mass gathering of Dalits in Ahmedabad, family members of three Dalit youth killed due to police firing in September 2012 expressed their deep distress at the denial of justice.
Maruti Suzuki records massive sales in July
Maruti Suzuki, one of India's top manufacturers of automobiles, announced it had clocked massive gains this month; its total sales rise 12.7% against the same month last year.
India looks to become the second largest steel producer
The Indian Government is reported to be taking measures that would pitch the country as the world's second largest producer of steel.
Bulandshahr: Police identify and detain 3 accused
UP Police have identified and detained three people accused of raping a mother and daughter at gunpoint.
01 Aug 2016Delhi
Agartala-Delhi train inaugurated, foundation for Indo-Bangla rail link laid
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 31st July, launched passenger train services between Delhi and Agartala, ending the decades old agitation for railway services in Tripura.
New law to curb child labour
The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 was passed by parliament to consolidate India's child labour laws.
Saudi to look into starving Indians claim
The Saudi Government has promised to look into the allegations of over 10,000 Indians starving in their country after losing their jobs.
31 Jul 2016Bollywood
Mahmood Farooqui found guilty of rape
In a special fast track court in New Delhi, Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain found Mahmood Farooqui guilty of rape under IPC Section 376 (Punishment for rape).
RSS accused for trafficking girls from Assam
On 30th July, 2016, Congress accused three organisations of the Sangh Parivar of trafficking young tribal girls from Assam.
15 suspects detained, main accused identified in Bulandshahr rape case
15 suspects were detained by the UP Police and the main accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case was identified.
Khattar to visit Gurugram and assess the traffic, waterlogging situation
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be visiting Gurugram on Monday to get a first-hand information on the waterlogging and traffic issues.
Delhi motorcyclist dies after being trapped in pothole
A biker trapped in a pothole along the Mehrauli -Mahipalpur road in Delhi was killed late evening on Saturday.
Sushma Swaraj steps in to help Indians starving in SA
On 30th July 2015, External Affairs Minister said that Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing a "food crisis".
Incessant rain in Mumbai
Heavy rainfall has been lashing the city of Mumbai all day today and several low-lying areas were flooded.
Government aims to open 660 One Stop Centers: Maneka Gandhi
Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi announced in the Lok Sabha that the Government aims to open 660 One Stop Centers (OSCs) across India.
Karnataka goes on bandh over Mahadayi water dispute
Protesting the verdict of Mahadayi dispute panel, a 12-hour bandh was called on Saturday, by farmers and pro-Kannada organizations.
Railways to provide free wagons to Assam for relief dispensation
Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu stated that his ministry would provide free wagons to the Assam Government to help distribute relief materials and aid.
Curfew back in Kashmir
A curfew has been reinforced in all of South Kashmir and Srinagar, while restrictions have been imposed in north and central Kashmir.
US produces evidence on Pakistan's role in Pathankot attack
The US, in accordance with the MLAT, provided the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with over 1,000 pages of documents proving that the Pathankot terror attack was micromanaged from Pakistan by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Govt: Cab aggregators should charge by meter, not GPS
In response to the mass protests by auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers in various cities, the Government has announced that cab aggregators like Uber and Ola must charge people based on meter fares and not on the GPS-readings.
Gurgaon floods now becomes political fodder
The flood situation in Gurgaon became politicised after Delhi and Haryana began blaming each other for the situation.
Nitin Gadkari rushes a team of NHAI officers to Gurgaon
Following heavy rains which led to a flood-like situation in Gurgaon, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari requested NHAI Chairman to deploy a team to relieve traffic jams and ensure smooth flow of commuters on NH8.
Prepare a 15-year development road map: PM Modi asks NITI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked National Institution for Transforming India or NITI Aayog to make a visionary road map for country's development to bring "transformational changes" in the next 15 years.
Muslim preacher charges Arnab Goswami for defamation
Renowned Muslim preacher Zakir Naik has resorted to file charges against the Indian journalist Arnab Goswami for defaming Naik and running campaigns against his preaching.
Underwater operations begin to locate missing IAF plane
The search operations for the IAF's missing AN32 transport aircraft have now begun focusing on underwater operations.
India's Cabinet reshuffled to accommodate 15 new appointments
The Indian Cabinet Committee announced a reshuffle at senior positions across various ministries.
Eminent writer-activist Mahasweta Devi passes away in Kolkata
Renowned Bengali author and activist Mahasweta Devi breathed her last at Belle Vue clinic in Kolkata on Thursday.
Prakash Javadekar meets RSS for new education policy
Prakash Javadekar, newly elected minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), held a closed door meeting with members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on 27th July, 2016.
Abu Jundal, 11 others convicted in 2006 arms haul case
26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Abu Jundal was declared guilty in the Aurangabad arms haul case on Thursday.
Indian police fall short by at least 500,000 personnel
According to 'Bureau of Police Research & Development' (BPR&D), as of 1 Jan 2015, India has a shortage of at least 5,00,000 police personnel.
Benami Transactions Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha
In an attempt to restrain the movement of black money, the Benami Transactions Amendment Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha.
2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees
Two Indians, Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna, have been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016.
Major setback for the Indian Government in Antrix-Devas contract case
In a major setback to the Indian Government, the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against it over the annulment of the Antrix-Devas contract.
Nita Ambani gets Y security cover
Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita Ambani has joined the list of people having 'Y' security in India.
CAG points out shortcomings in the coal block e-auctions
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submitted its report on the coal e-auctions by the Modi-led Government, which was tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday.