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07 Sep 2018Health & Wellness
#HealthBytes: 5 yoga asanas to help you gain healthy weight
Healthy weight management is crucial to keeping risks associated with being underweight at bay. These include bone weakening, osteoporosis, anemia, weak immunity, pregnancy complications, among others.
07 Sep 2018Jet Airways
Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake
On Friday evening, an Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram to the Maldives ended up landing on an unoperational runway in Velana International Airport.
Bombay-HC disapproves practice of people writing directly to PM, President
The Bombay High Court deprecated today the practice of people writing directly to the Prime Minister, the President, or the Chief Minister making wide allegations against certain persons instead of following due process of law.
07 Sep 2018Assam
Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty
A court in Assam today awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in the state's Nagaon district in March.
India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?
The signing of the defense communication agreement between India and the US yesterday marks a significant development in India-US relations.
Champion the idea of 'clean kilometers', says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a mobility roadmap that seeks investments in manufacturing electric vehicles and increased use of public transport for travel, saying congestion-free mobility is critical to check economic and environmental costs of congestion.
07 Sep 2018Mumbai
This Mumbai man churns out portraits using a typewriter!
For today's generation, typewriter is probably just a word, but for this Mumbai man, it's his favorite pet.
07 Sep 2018Karnataka
Two Bengaluru construction companies donate Rs. 2cr to Lord Venkateswara
Two Bengaluru based construction companies together made an offering of Rs. 2 crore today to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.
WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.
07 Sep 2018Supreme Court Of India
Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states
The Supreme Court on Friday gave a week's time to the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and mob lynching as per its July 17 orders. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports.
Two suspected terrorists of ISIS-linked outfit arrested near Red Fort
The Delhi police arrested two suspected terrorists belonging to a group having allegiance to the ISIS, on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, it has been reported.
#ClosetsNoMore: Mumbai man's Facebook post on coming out goes viral
It was all cheers and happy tears in the compound of Supreme Court and the country, in general, on Thursday as the apex court declared homosexuality was no longer a crime in India.
UPSC exam: Paper pattern and stages of the IAS exam
The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
07 Sep 2018Jammu And Kashmir
Omar Abdullah criticizes timing of replacing J&K DGP Vaid
Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has criticized the timing of changing J&K DGP, saying there was no hurry to replace SP Vaid and the State Police could do without having to deal with the confusion of leadership.
Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured
An old bridge collapsed near Siliguri, West Bengal today, leaving a truck driver injured.
07 Sep 2018Health & Wellness
#HealthBytes: 5 reasons to quit soft drinks now
You might be in love with your sodas and may consider them the best accompaniment to your burgers and fries (we'll get to that later), but they perhaps don't go as well with your health.
Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act
Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.
How to avail discounts, cashbacks on online train ticket bookings
In what comes as good news to Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and PhonePe are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking railway tickets online, this festive season.
07 Sep 2018Kerala
#RaggingWoes: Student hospitalized after being thrashed by seniors
In a disturbing incident, a first-year-student of a technology institute in the district of Idukki in Kerala had to be hospitalized after he was thrashed mercilessly by seniors during a ragging session.
Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions
The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.
07 Sep 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: Fire breaks in Kamala Mills compound, no casualties reported
Months after a massive fire in Kamala Mills compound killed many, a fire broke out in the area on Friday, and visuals of the incident have surfaced on social media.
07 Sep 2018Jammu And Kashmir
Kashmir abductions: DGP SP Vaid removed from post
Following a spate of abductions by terrorists that saw family members of policemen getting kidnapped, Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid, on Thursday, was removed from his post.
07 Sep 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Man accused of sexually harassing, torturing teenage sister acquitted
A court in Thane, Maharashtra has acquitted a 20-year-old man accused of sexually harassing and torturing his minor sister.
07 Sep 2018Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad: Denied ambulance, 3-day-old dies; hospital blames mother's breastfeeding
A protest was staged outside MMG Government Hospital, Ghaziabad, on Thursday after a three-day-old baby died, allegedly, because the hospital didn't provide an ambulance.
Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?
On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.
06 Sep 2018Tamil Nadu
Brain-dead teen's liver transported from Tirunelveli to Coimbatore in 4hrs
The liver of a brain-dead teenage boy was transplanted to a needy patient in Coimbatore on Thursday, after the police created a green corridor for a distance of 350 km from Tirunelveli, enabling the organ to be transported within four hours.
06 Sep 2018Madhya Pradesh
MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line
The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.
06 Sep 2018Maharashtra
PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2yrs
Food and beverages firm PepsiCo India is planning to install reverse vending machines to crush PET plastic bottles in all the 36 districts of Maharashtra over the next two years, as part of its plastic waste management initiative, a top executive said.
06 Sep 2018Rajnath Singh
Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims
The Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department has sanctioned Rs. 15L each for victims, who lost their houses in Siang river floods at Mebo sub-division under East Siang district.
#LoveIsLove: How not to be a homophobic person
Now that the honorable Supreme Court has decriminalized gay sex, it's time for all of us to throw homophobia out of our lives.
06 Sep 2018Celebrity
Telly actor found hanging in hotel room in West Bengal
Television actor Payal Chakraborty has been found hanging in a hotel room in Siliguri, North Bengal, under mysterious circumstances, police said.
06 Sep 2018Delhi Police
38-year-old man absconding for 14 years arrested in Delhi
A 38-year-old man, who was absconding for 14 years, was arrested in Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
Srijan scam: I-T department raids Sushil Modi's sister's house
On Thursday, the Income Tax Department started search operations at eight places in Bihar, including the house of Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi's cousin, in connection with the Rs. 880cr Srijan scam.
Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS
Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it doesn't support same-sex marriage as it was "not natural".
Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call
Life remained normal across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday despite a 'Bharat Bandh' call by some upper-caste groups against the recent amendment approved by Parliament to overturn a Supreme Court judgment on the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
If Pakistan stops terrorism, we'll shake hands: Army Chief Rawat
"If Pakistan stops terrorism, the Army would also be like Neeraj Chopra," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said, referring to the Asian Games javelin gold medallist's gesture of reaching out to his Pakistani competitor.
Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra
Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.
06 Sep 2018Maharashtra
Thane: Autorickshaw driver arrested for killing sister's lover
A 23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested on Thursday in Thane, Maharashtra for allegedly killing a man who was in love with the former's sister, police said.
06 Sep 2018Supreme Court Of India
Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends activists' house arrest till September 12
Hearing a petition filed by historian Romila Thapar against the arrests of five activists in connection with the Elgaar Parishad meeting and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence, the Supreme Court has extended the house arrest of the activists till September 12.
#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement
The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.