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22 Aug 2018India
10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers tickets at concessional rates to a number of specified categories.
22 Aug 2018Scheduled Castes
#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about
The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.
#TravelBytes: Top 5 best water parks in Delhi-NCR
There's no denying the fact that the scorching Delhi heat is simply unbearable.
21 Aug 2018BMW
Bengaluru: Drunk Doctor in BMW mows down 17-year-old flower decorator
An evening of partying turned into a nightmare for this 30-year-old doctor, who rammed his BMW into a young boy. The 17-year-old passed away.
#HealthBytes: Top diet tips to help you manage diabetes
Diabetes is India's fastest growing disease, with around 72 million recorded cases in the year 2017 itself.
21 Aug 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra to set-up study chairs in 13 varsities after Vajpayee
Maharashtra government will set up a study chair in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in each of the 13 universities in the state, the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced.
21 Aug 2018Elon Musk
How can you spot the 3 levels of Intellectual Mafias?
This is what defines Intellectual mafias: Too much discussion (they call it discourse), selective biases, echo chambers, and Pakistan apologists (not all of them).
21 Aug 2018Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh: Constable pushes accident victim's body with foot; suspended
A Chhattisgarh Police constable, Neeraj Sahu, allegedly pushed an accident victim's body with his foot, prompting authorities to suspend him.
#CareerBytes: 5 best online courses to prepare for JEE Maths
Scoring well in the JEE exam is a dream for every engineering aspirant.
21 Aug 2018HIV
HIV-infected people can find a life partner through this website
People with HIV infection can now look for a marriage partner on a web portal specially designed for them.
#Keralafloods: Let's talk about Kerala's unsung heroes, the fishermen
Yesterday Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced that 90% of rescue operations in the state has been completed, thanks to NGOs, government agencies like NDRF, the Indian Navy, et al, and of course individuals.
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee to be 'distinguished guest faculty' at IIM-Ahmedabad
Former President Pranab Mukherjee will be a distinguished guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and interact with students for six days over the next three months, the institute said today.
21 Aug 2018Kochi
#KeralaFloods: Kochi airport suffers estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr
The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has suffered an estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr in the floods, an official in Kochi said today.
Now, cigarette, gutkha, khaini packets to carry 'quit-line' number
From next month, packets of tobacco products will undergo changes in appearance: they will now carry a helpline number for those who want to quit the addiction, along with graphic images of diseased organs and rotting teeth.
21 Aug 2018Suicide
Delhi: Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar's personal assistant ends life
A 31-year-old man, working as a personal assistant (PA) to Union Minister and BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar, today allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in South Delhi's Laxmibai Nagar, the police said.
21 Aug 2018Yogi Adityanath
CM Adityanath announces Rs. 50L reward for shooter Saurabh Chaudhary
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today congratulated shooters Saurabh Chaudhary and Ravi Kumar for winning the gold and bronze medals in 10m Air Pistol event at ongoing Asian Games.
#HealthBytes: 5 healthiest spices and herbs you should consume
Spices and herbs have held a special position in the history of Indian medicine.
21 Aug 2018Bihar
Bihar: Woman paraded naked on streets on suspicion of murder
A woman was beaten up and paraded naked on the streets of Bihar's Bhojpur district by a mob on the suspicion of her involvement in the killing of a 19-year-old man, the police said.
Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides
Rains, floods, and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.
21 Aug 2018Goa
Goa: Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in Zuari, Mandovi rivers
The ashes of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on August 24, a senior BJP official said today.
21 Aug 2018Madhya Pradesh
Mandsaur gangrape: 2 men given death penalty for 7-year-old's rape
Less than two months after a 7-year-old girl was gang-raped in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh leading to public outrage, the two accused in the case were given death penalties after they were found guilty by a special court.
21 Aug 2018West Bengal
WB colleges can extend admission deadline beyond Aug-20: Education Minister
Colleges in West Bengal can extend the date for admission to undergraduate courses beyond the deadline of August 20 if there are vacant seats, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata yesterday.
21 Aug 2018WhatsApp
Delhi: Woman commits suicide while video chatting on WhatsApp
In what seems to be yet another incident of a suicide on air, a 21-year-old woman in Delhi hanged herself while on a video WhatsApp call with her friend.
21 Aug 2018App Store
#CareerBytes: Top 5 online games to help you build vocabulary
Vocabulary is defined as the body of words in any language. Improving vocabulary is important for mastery over a language, and as John Keating said in 'Dead Poets Society', words and ideas can change the world.
21 Aug 2018Delhi Police
Wanted to highlight cow protection agenda: Umar Khalid's attackers
A Delhi court today sent two persons, who allegedly attacked JNU student leader Umar Khalid, to two-day police custody.
21 Aug 2018Maharashtra
MSEDCL distributes Rs. 41L-worth cash prizes to power theft informers
The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has given cash rewards worth Rs. 41L to people who informed it about power thefts in the last three years.
Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more
Bakra Eid, also traditionally called Eid-al-Adha, is one of the two Eid festivals, observed by followers of Islam, around the world.
21 Aug 2018Odisha
Odisha: Interpretation center to come up at Bhitarkanika National Park
The Odisha government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art interpretation center at the Bhitarkanika National Park to showcase its flora, fauna and rich biodiversity, a senior official said.
Kerala floods: Experts say flood damages could have been reduced
Kerala has been ravaged by floods since August 8, leading to 357 people losing their lives, and over Rs. 20,000cr worth of property being damaged.
21 Aug 2018Supreme Court Of India
No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.
21 Aug 2018DNA
Man found hanging, wife stuffed in fridge, daughters in suitcase
In a rather gruesome case reported out of Allahabad, police have recovered the body of a man, along with his family members comprising his wife and three daughters.
21 Aug 2018Road Accidents
Delhi: Homeless woman run over by SUV, dragged for 300m
On Sunday night, at around 9pm, a 50-year-old woman was killed in Connaught Place after she was run over by an SUV driven by a 20-year-old fashion student.
#FoodBytes: Top 5 cities in India for lip-smacking street food
No fine-dining experience can beat the feels of standing by a humble stall, overloaded with puchkas, burgers, chat-tikki and savoring the addictive, flavorful taste of the undisputed Indian street food.
21 Aug 2018Punjab
Punjab still battling drug-menace: Police inaction to be blamed
In 3,789 cases where drug possessors were convicted, Punjab police used the same narrative in the charge-sheets.
20 Aug 2018Health & Wellness
#HealthBytes: What to do if you had unprotected sex?
Having unprotected sex isn't the smartest move, as far as your sexual health is concerned, but sometimes (read nights), mistakes happen.
20 Aug 2018Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Chinese national held at Delhi airport for entering with fake-ticket
A Chinese man was apprehended at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for allegedly using a fake ticket to enter the terminal area, a senior official said today.
20 Aug 2018Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu hotels offer discounts to encourage customers shun plastic
To encourage customers to do away with plastic bags for carrying food parcels, hotels in Tamil Nadu have announced discounts to those who bring utensils.
20 Aug 2018Karnataka
Karnataka Minister creates controversy by throwing biscuits at flood-hit victims
Karnataka Minister HD Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in the state's Hassan district went viral today.
20 Aug 2018Jharkhand
Jharkhand govt to include Vajpayee's life, thoughts in school curriculum
Jharkhand government decided to include life and thoughts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the school curriculum, CM Raghubar Das said in Ranchi.
20 Aug 2018Narendra Modi
Fake WCD website for Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao duping people: Govt
A fake website with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao logo is duping people posing as a government-backed saving scheme, warned an official with Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry today.