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24 Aug 2016India
RSS defamation case: SC to hear Rahul Gandhi's plea
The Supreme Court will hear a plea by Rahul Gandhi, seeking to quash the defamation case filed against him by the RSS.
23 Aug 2016India
UN confirms Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan
The UN has confirmed that 6 out of the 9 addresses that allegedly belonged to fugitive Dawood Ibrahim were correct and that he is indeed in Pakistan.
23 Aug 2016Pakistan News
Airlines request Government's approval to skip Pakistani airspace
According to a report, Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet want to operate their Gulf-bound aircrafts from western states using the Arabian sea route, instead of Pakistan's airspace.
23 Aug 2016India
GST likely to be pushed to 2017
The government is considering pushing the GST roll-out to mid-2017 instead of April 1, as the full scale implementation of GST would take more time.
22 Aug 2016Indian Air Force
IAF'S Sukhoi-30 MKI lands at revamped Pasighat ALG
Arunachal Pradesh's Pasighat ALG was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in the presence of prominent military dignitaries.
22 Aug 2016Delhi Police
Delhi court hands out 2 death sentences and a life-term
The Jigisha Ghosh 2009 murder riveted the nation and sparked debates on the illusion of safety of working women.
22 Aug 2016India
Three held in Bulandshahr rape case
The CBI, which took over investigations into the Bulandshahr rape case, has arrested three suspects connected to the incident.
22 Aug 2016Karnataka
State Government Housing Scheme to go Electronic
Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Ltd. (RGRHCL), a Karnataka government-sponsored housing scheme for citizens that are not economically successful, will soon go digital.
500 eye injuries due to pellet guns: J&K govt
The J&K government has told the J&K High Court that over the course of 42 days, over 500 eye injuries have been reported in the state due to the use of pellet guns.
KKNPP Unit-2 to be synchronised with grid by Aug end
Officials stated that the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant which recently achieved criticality, would be fully synchronised with India's electricity grid by end August.
21 Aug 2016Tamil Nadu
Appraise people about Assembly developments: Karunanidhi
DMK President M Karunanidhi urged party workers to hold public meetings to appraise people about what is happening in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Government extends Facilities for Long Term Visa holders
In an official statement issued on 20th August, 2016, the Home Ministry said that the Government has decided to broaden facilities provided to Long-Term Visa holders.
21 Aug 2016Maharashtra
Police questions Pol's wife
Satara Police conducted an interrogation on confessed serial killer Santosh Pol's wife in his presence.
Postal bank to begin by 2017, over 50 companies interested
India's Postal Bank received the certificate of incorporation by the Registrar of Companies and is expected to begin operations in 2017.
20 Aug 2016Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Urjit Patel appointed as RBI Governor
After Raghuram Rajan stepped down as RBI's Governor last month, Deputy Governor Urjit Patel was considered as a top contender for the bank's chief role.
20 Aug 2016South Korea
Former President Karzai backs Modi's stance on Balochistan
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his approval of PM Modi's comments on the Balochistan issue, which he made during his Independence Day speech.
20 Aug 2016India
Tax evasion and low taxes cannot co-exist: Jaitley
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that tax evasion and low tax rates cannot co-exist.
20 Aug 2016Delhi
Telangana unveils unique prison tourism facility
The Telangana Prisons Department unveiled a unique prison tourism program called "Feel the Prison".
20 Aug 2016India
Uber driver molests passenger in Mumbai
A woman who was travelling from Pali Hill to Versova in Mumbai by an Uber cab, was allegedly molested by her driver.
20 Aug 2016Noida
Amity law student suicide: Students stage protest at University
The alleged suicide of Sushant Rohilla, a third-year law student at Noida's Amity Law School, led to protests by students at Amity University.
19 Aug 2016Bihar
Congress calls BJP leader's killing a "blot on democracy"
The Congress has called the killing of BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal in Bihar, a blot on democracy in India.
CBI takes over Bulandshahr rape probe
The CBI has registered a case to look into the gangrape of a woman and her daughter in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
CPCB study finds 41 Indian cities with poor air quality
A survey conducted across Indian cities by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) brings to light the alarmingly poor quality of air amongst a large number of cities in the country.
19 Aug 2016Maharashtra
Santosh Pol congratulates police for catching him
Santosh Pol, a serial killer who confessed to having killed at least 6 people between 2003-2016 sent a hand-written congratulatory note to Satara's Superintendent of Police Sandip Patil for catching him.
Centre blames UP govt for power supply woes
Days after irate villagers protested against PM Modi's Independence Day speech where he falsely claimed that the village of Nagla Fatela was a shining example of rural electrification, the Centre has blamed the UP Government for non-supply of power to the village.
Ancient camping site discovered in Ladakh
ASI, the Archaeological Survey of India discovered an ancient camping site as old as 9th Millennium BC, in Ladakh.
18 Aug 2016Mumbai Police
Five doctors get bail in Hiranandani kidney racket
Five doctors who were accused of facilitating and participating in the illegal kidney sale racket out of L H Hiranandani hospital were granted bail by a Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai.
18 Aug 2016Tamil Nadu
DMK MLAs stage protest outside TN Assembly
One day after 80 members of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were suspended by TN Assembly speaker P Dhanapal, they staged a sit-in protest outside the assembly.
18 Aug 2016West Bengal
E-bidding portal, e-reverse auction process in power transmission launched
Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched tariff-based reverse auction process in the transmission sector and also inaugurated an electronic bidding portal for transmission projects.
18 Aug 2016Bihar
BJP leader killed, violence ensues
BJP leader and well-known trader Ashok Jaiswal was shot dead by gunmen in Bihar late Wednesday evening.
18 Aug 2016India
Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, makes stunning revelation
India's current Army Chief, attacked his predecessor VK Singh, for deliberately tarnishing his service record to stall his promotion.
18 Aug 2016Indian Government
'Anomaly Committee' to look into 7th pay commission grievances
The Centre announced the setting up of an "Anomaly Committee" to look into the grievances voiced by certain quarters over the 7th Pay Commission.
18 Aug 2016Gujarat
Gujarat's HC partly cancels ordinance on eliminating NRI quota
Gujarat's High Court today partly cancelled an ordinance that targeted the elimination of the NRI quota in the state's medical colleges.
18 Aug 2016Assam
President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors
Four new State Governors have been appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.
AOL Event destroyed floodplains of Yamuna
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had formed a 7-member expert committee to probe the location of the World Culture Festival held in March 2016.
Pakistan offers India a bilateral non-testing arrangement of Nuclear Weapons
On 16th August, 2016, Pakistan extended to India a bilateral agreement for not conducting nuclear tests.
WPI witnesses steep climb to touch 23-month high
India's Wholesale Price Index (WPI), the measure used to gauge inflation levels in certain economies and understand the price of goods, peaked to a 23-month high in July.
16 Aug 2016Education
IITs propose to admit 1 lakh students
All the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges plan to significantly up their intake year-on-year so as to admit 1 lakh students cumulatively by the year 2020.
16 Aug 2016Kerala
Kerala official: Stare at women 14 seconds and be jailed
Kerala's Excise Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh said that charges can be booked against a person who stares at women for 14 seconds or longer.
16 Aug 2016Narendra Modi
L&T bags contract for Nagpur under Smart Cities Mission
L & T has been granted a contract of Rs.550 crore for Phase 1.