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09 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
Government introduces Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill to improve road safety
On Tuesday, Minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari introduced the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Lok Sabha, despite objections from opposition parties.
I-T raids AAP MLA Kartar Singh, recovers Rs.130 crore
India's Income Tax Department today raided the office of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar, and uncovered unaccounted cash and investments amounting to nearly Rs.130 crore.
RBI maintains India's FY17 growth forecast of 7.6%
The Reserve Bank of India said that it maintains the previous growth projections for the country, stating that it expects India to witness GDP growth of 7.6% in FY17.
09 Aug 2016Indian Government
Rajya Sabha passes Bill seeking decriminalization of suicide bids
The Rajya Sabha has passed the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 that seeks decriminalizing suicide attempts and strengthening the mental health care system in India.
Irom Sharmila, to break fast, contest polls
Irom Sharmila stated that she would break her fast today due to the unfavourable responses by the government.
Amended GST Bill gets an all-clear from Lok Sabha
The biggest taxation reform in the country, Goods and Services Tax, is not far from becoming an Act.
08 Aug 2016Indian Government
Pensioners finally have a reason to celebrate
Pensioners of the Central Government will now receive a minimum pension of Rs.9000 instead of Rs.3,500. The maximum pension is capped at Rs.125,000.
08 Aug 2016India
Pakistan's Syed Sulahuddin intimidates India with a nuclear war
According to Syed Salahuddin of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, a nuclear war is likely to take place between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
08 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
Mahad rescue operations continue on day 6
Rescue operations on the Savitri river, to locate the people who went missing in the bridge collapse has continued for the 6th day.
08 Aug 2016India
Banks given the heads up to report frauds to CBI
India's public sector banks can now report and file charges on high value frauds with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
07 Aug 2016India
Saudi forms crisis management group for migrant workers
India welcomed a move by Riyadh to form a crisis management group to look into issues faced by the laid off Indian workers in the country.
07 Aug 2016Lok Sabha
Javedkar inaugurates IIT Jammu
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar unveiled the transit campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu.
07 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
Mahad search operations continue on 5th day
Officials continued search operations in the Savitri River after 38 people went missing when their vehicles fell into the river.
Key points of Modi's townhall
Speaking during his first-ever townhall meeting, PM Narendra Modi tackled various issues like foreign policy, health, and cow vigilantism.
PM Modi to hold town hall in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak to the nation on Saturday evening for the two year anniversary celebration of MyGov. The program is held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.
Life Imprisonment for Milk Adulteration finds backing by SC
On 5th August, 2016, the Supreme Court heard a PIL stressing on the sale of adulterated and synthetic milk found across the country.
Lockheed Martin proposes to shift F-16 production line to India
On Thursday, American defence major Lockheed Martin offered to move its lone F-16 fighter aircraft production-line, Block 70, to India as part of the 'Make in India' program.
05 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
Terrorists attack Kokrajhar; 14 killed
Terrorists attacked a busy market in the Kokrajhar district of Assam, killing 14 civilians and injuring several others.
05 Aug 2016Mukesh Ambani
Nita Ambani, the first Indian woman member of IOC
Nita Ambani was elected as the member of IOC (International Olympic Committee), at its 129th session in Rio.
05 Aug 2016India
Finance Ministry firm on rolling out GST on 1st April
On 4th August, 2015, the Finance Ministry assured everybody about its firm intent to roll out GST by 1st April, 2017.
05 Aug 2016South Korea
High speed internet access for every Indian?
The question of whether all Indians should have access to dependable high speed internet is one we must think about.
05 Aug 2016West Bengal
Indian Air Force's Hawk Trainer crashes
Minutes after taking off from the Kalaikunda Air Force base in West Bengal, the aircraft developed a "technical snag" and crashed within the boundary of the base. The pilots, however, ejected safely.
05 Aug 2016Pakistan News
Rajnath asks SAARC countries to fight terrorism
Union home minister Rajnath Singh used the SAARC platform to train his guns on Pakistan.
04 Aug 2016Delhi
Rape videos being sold in UP for a meagre amount
According to a report by Times of India, gruesome rape videos can be easily bought in markets in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh at a throwaway sum.
04 Aug 2016India
Parliamentary Panel for External Affairs
The Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs expressed concerns over the deteriorating quality of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) recruits.
04 Aug 2016Delhi Police
Rape victim apologizes to former Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat
An alleged rape victim who registered a case against former Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat accusing him of rape took a U-turn giving him a clean chit.
04 Aug 2016Bollywood
Farooqui sentenced to 7 years for rape
In 2106, Peepli Live director Mohammad Farooqui has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment over the rape of a US researcher.
04 Aug 2016GST
The GST Bill's impact on the common man
The GST rate has been proposed to be a three-level tax structure by the GST panel under Arvind Subramanian.
04 Aug 2016India
Govt to import 30,000 tonnes of pulses
The Government decided to import 30,000 additional tonnes of pulses to counter the rising prices of pulses in India.
Rajya Sabha approves GST bill: Better late than never
The GST bill became a law as the Rajya Sabha approved the bill.
03 Aug 2016Himachal Pradesh
TDP will remain in the NDA Government: N.Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu, at a press conference, said that in order for Andhra Pradesh and capital Amaravati to develop, the TDP will remain in the NDA Government.
VK Singh to assess situation facing Indian migrants in Jeddah
Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh arrived in Jeddah to assess the situation of the Indian migrant workers languishing in Saudi Arabia.
Erratic rains but food grain output up
Shortage of water in reservoirs and rainfall playing spoil-sport didn't adversely impact food-grain production.
03 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
British-era bridge in Maharashtra collapses; 22 feared missing
A bridge constructed across the river Savitri during the British-rule; situated on Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed on Tuesday reportedly due to flooding of the river.
03 Aug 2016West Bengal
West Bengal: Now just 'Bengal'
Mamata Banerjee's state cabinet passed a proposal to rechristen West Bengal to 'Bengal' in English.
03 Aug 2016Reddit
Government asks Tech Giants to provide 'desi' email addresses soon
In a meeting held last month, the Electronics and IT Ministry has asked email providers to enable signing up for email addresses in Indian languages, especially Hindi.
GST to be tabled with 1% tax drop
The government has distributed official amendments to the GST bill and this includes Congress' demand to drop 1 percent additional manufacturing tax.
02 Aug 2016India
Indian companies set to trump Chinese counterparts
Credit rating company, S & P Global, studied top 200 Indian companies against its Chinese peers.
02 Aug 2016Hizbul Mujahideen
Alleged Wani successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat listed as 'A-category' militant
Hizbul Mujahideen's new Kashmir Commander was Burhan's close associate and was initiated into militancy in 2015.
02 Aug 2016India
Missing AN-32 had no locator beacon
Sources revealed that the Indian Air Force's missing An-32's black box recorder was not fitted with an emergency underwater beacon locator.