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26 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIvsCBI: SC directs CVC to complete inquiry within 2 weeks
The Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete its investigation into divested CBI Chief Alok Verma within two weeks.
26 Oct 2018India
Aadhaar: Where the document is mandatory and where not
The Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to the authentication of Aadhaar, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.
26 Oct 2018Diwali
Indian Railways bookings: How to book General tickets online
To save passengers the hassle of standing in long queues and waiting for their turn to get a General ticket from ticket counters, the Indian Railways had launched the UTS mobile app.
#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items that protect you from air pollution
Today, the air quality of all our major cities is harrowing, and more so, in the capital city of Delhi.
25 Oct 2018Uttar Pradesh
UP: Chopan Municipal Board Chairman Imtiyaz Ahmed shot dead
The Chopan Nagar Panchayat Chairman Imtiyaz Ahmed was shot dead by three assailants today morning, police said.
25 Oct 2018Bihar
#MuzaffarpurShelterCase: SC calls details 'horrifying', wants Thakur out of Bihar
The Supreme Court on Thursday said the details highlighted in CBI's status report on the Muzaffarpur shelter home case were horrifying and scary.
25 Oct 2018Bollywood
Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video
The Central Railway has roped in Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to spread the message of safe train travel.
#CareerBytes: Tips for engineering students to prepare for UPSC exam
The Civil services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
25 Oct 2018Bihar
Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: SC terms CBI details as 'horrible', 'scary'
The Supreme Court termed the details placed before it by the CBI about the investigation into the case of Bihar's Muzzafarpur shelter home as "horrible" and "scary".
25 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
Congress will hold protests outside CBI offices across nation: Surjewala
The Congress will hold protests on Friday outside all CBI offices across the country, demanding an apology from PM Modi and reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma who was sent on leave.
25 Oct 2018Karti Chidambaram
In Aircel-Maxis case, Chidambaram named as accused in chargesheet
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday named former Union Minister P Chidambaram as accused no. 1 in the Aircel-Maxis case. The senior Congress leader's son Karti and his accountant Bhaskar Raman were also mentioned in the chargesheet.
25 Oct 2018Hong Kong
ED seizes Nirav Modi's Rs. 255cr-worth assets in Hong Kong
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said it has attached valuables and jewelry worth Rs. 255 crore in Hong Kong of diamond jeweler Nirav Modi in connection with the alleged $2 billion fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB).
25 Oct 2018Andhra Pradesh
IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room
A 24-year-old M.Tech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.
25 Oct 2018Tamil Nadu
Tax evasion: IT Department raids 100 places in TN, AP
The Income Tax Department on Thursday launched multiple raids at over 100 locations in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as part of a tax evasion probe against mining and mineral export companies.
No sale of BS-IV vehicles from April 1, 2020: SC
The Supreme Court yesterday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020.
25 Oct 2018Twitter
#FreeSpeech: Why should we support Abhijit Iyer-Mitra?
Because jokes and satire offended many in Odisha, defense analyst and writer Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is lodged at Jharpada Jail of the state.
25 Oct 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi emphasizes the responsibility of citizens towards society
PM Narendra Modi yesterday said more people are paying taxes because they have faith their money is being used properly, but pitched for a system where citizens do a little more than honestly paying taxes.
25 Oct 2018Harry Potter
NUJS to start law course based on Harry Potter universe
Come December, a nationally reputed law school, Kolkata's National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), will start offering a law course based on the Harry Potter universe as an "experiment" to "encourage creative thinking".
25 Oct 2018Arvind Kejriwal
CS assault case: Court grants bail to Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia
A Delhi Court has granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case.
25 Oct 2018Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Jalandhar: Couple buys jewellery worth Rs. 1.9lakh with fake notes
In a tragicomic incident, a jeweller from Jalandhar was cheated of Rs. 1.90 lakh worth of jewellery by a couple using fake currency.
25 Oct 2018Delhi Police
Four men found 'loitering' outside Alok Verma's house, being questioned
Four men found "loitering" outside the official residence of CBI Director Alok Verma, who was sent on leave, are being questioned by police, sources claimed.
25 Oct 2018Surat
Savji Dholakia strikes again; gives away 600 cars to employees
Surat-based diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, known for his extravagant generosity, has struck again!
25 Oct 2018Asia
QS rankings Asia: IIT-Bombay named as top Indian institute
Having secured the 33rd position, IIT-Bombay has been ranked as the top Indian educational institute in the latest QS rankings for Asian universities, which was released on Wednesday.
25 Oct 2018Uttarakhand High Court
Block 827 porn websites: Centre tells Internet Service Providers
In compliance with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, the Centre has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block 827 porn websites, PTI reports.
24 Oct 2018India
#CareerBytes: Tips to crack Aptitude tests for campus placements
Campus placement is one of the most important phases of a college student's academic journey.
24 Oct 2018Environment
IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus
A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.
Santragachi stampede: Four-member committee formed to probe station stampede
The Railways formed a four-member committee to inquire into circumstances that led to a stampede at West Bengal's Santragachi station, killing two and injuring 15 others, a South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesperson said.
24 Oct 2018Tamil Nadu
TN: Minor girl sexually assaulted, iron-branded by five for stealing
Five people, including a 16-year old boy, were arrested for sexually assaulting and branding a minor girl near Thiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district.
CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana
The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.
Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley
The government's decision to remove CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana is based on the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday
24 Oct 2018India
India's first engine-less train to hit tracks on October 29
Train 18, India's first engine-less train, which is being regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29.
CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the Bharatiya Janata Party's policing agency.
24 Oct 2018Pune
Sonam Wangchuk, the real-life 'Phunshuk Wangdu', awarded honorary D.Litt degree
Sonam Wangchuk, the Ladakh-based engineer whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots', has been awarded an honorary D.Litt degree by a Pune university in Maharashtra.
Shame and shock: 20-year-old youth rapes 100-year-old woman in Bengal
What makes for an incident that requires condemnation from all quarters, a 100-year-old woman was raped by a 20-year-old man in West Bengal, police said on Wednesday.
24 Oct 2018Mumbai
Woman delivers baby mid-air on Etihad-flight, aircraft diverted to Mumbai
An Etihad flight, bound for Jakarta from Abu Dhabi was diverted to Mumbai this morning after a passenger delivered a baby mid-air.
24 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know
At 1 AM on Wednesday, two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were sent on leave, paving way for cataclysmic changes.
24 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
Sabarimala row: BSNL transfers its activist employee Rehana Fathima
Activist Rehana Fathima, a BSNL employee who had made an attempt to enter the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, has been transferred to the Palarivattom telephone exchange in Kochi where public contact is not required, sources said.
24 Oct 2018Maharashtra
Half of Maharashtra drought-hit, farmer says no water to drink
180 out of 350 tehsils in Maharashtra have been declared drought-hit, meaning almost half of the state is affected. Farmers came to Mumbai seeking relief from the disaster, and want the state to be declared drought-hit.
24 Oct 2018South Korea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.
In unprecedented move, CBI Director Alok Verma "sent on leave"
Wading into the controversy surrounding the country's premier investigative agency, the Centre has sent CBI Director Alok Verma "on leave".