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22 Nov 2018Mumbai
7,000 farmers march to Mumbai; delegation meets CM Fadnavis
Eight months after they were promised reforms by the BJP government in Maharashtra, a delegation of protesting farmers met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday to reiterate their demands.
22 Nov 2018Jaipur
#JetFiasco: Passenger, aboard flight that lost cabin-pressure, loses hearing permanently
Mukesh Sharma, one of the passengers who suffered ear bleed after the crew of a Jet Airways plane forgot to change cabin pressure, has lost his hearing permanently, reports said.
22 Nov 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense
Maharashtra government today said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offense and provide for life-term to the offenders.
Govt to build Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan urged to follow suit
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the international border shared with Pakistan.
22 Nov 2018Rajasthan
Trump's son-in-law, Ivanka's husband, to visit Jaisalmer to attend wedding
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is likely to reach Jaisalmer, a city in the heart of Thar Desert in Rajasthan, today to attend a wedding.
Government to build corridor from Gurdaspur to International Border
India will build a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district (Punjab) to the International Border for Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of Pakistan's Ravi river, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
22 Nov 2018Supreme Court Of India
Corruption in Tihar: Prisoners have sofa, LED TV, mineral water
On Thursday, the Supreme Court expressed anger over reports that highlighted special treatment given to some inmates in Tihar jail.
22 Nov 2018Uttar Pradesh
UP: 26-year-old woman commits suicide, case registered, probe on
A 26-year-old woman, embarrassed about a youth barging into her house while her family was away, allegedly committed suicide in Banda district (Uttar Pradesh), police said today.
22 Nov 2018Air Pollution
After slight improvement, Delhi's air quality is now 'poor'
Delhi's air quality showed a slight improvement yesterday due to increased wind speed and settled in the poor category, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said.
22 Nov 2018Air Pollution
Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution
Beijing and Delhi were at par in terms of air pollution levels up until 2013.
22 Nov 2018West Bengal
Tanker-trailer collision near Howrah sparks fire, chars two to death
Two vehicles, one of which was carrying highly inflammable substances, collided on Kona Expressway near Howrah in West Bengal early today, killing the two drivers besides injuring a constable, police said.
22 Nov 2018Madhya Pradesh
Gurugram: Chilling-story of man who killed, raped minors for 'shauk'
In what qualifies as a gruesome crime, a 20-year-old man raped and killed nine girls, aged between three and seven, in New Delhi and three other cities.
22 Nov 2018Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
From December 1, spend more for flying out of Delhi
Passengers flying out of Delhi airport will have to spend more as Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has approved the revision of service charges.
Indian Railways: Rules about train ticket cancellations and refunds
Not all plans are meant to be.
#HealthBytes: Top 5 veggies to stay healthy, this winter season
Winters are here! So, in order to stay healthy, you should watch your diet.
Half of India's ATMs might shut down in 2019
Nearly 50% of ATMs in India might be shut down by March 2019 owing to regulatory changes that are making it unviable to operate ATMs, warned industry body Confederation of ATM Industry (CATMi) on Wednesday.
21 Nov 2018Jawaharlal Nehru University
JNU Students' Union slams administration's decision to shut down dhabas
The Students' Union of JNU has accused the administration of coming up with a proposal to shut down small dhabas on the campus and replace them with food courts.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri cleared of sexual harassment charges
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), charged with looking after the BCCI's administration, has ruled that BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will continue in his post and resume his duties.
21 Nov 2018Sabarimala Temple
#SabarimalaRow: Union Minister demands private vehicles be allowed till Pamba
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, who was on his way to the Sabarimala Temple, today engaged in a brief war of words with the police in Nilackal (Kerala) over restrictions on private vehicles heading to Pamba, the last entry point to the Lord Ayyappa shrine.
Cyber crime cases increasing in Maharashtra: Government
Cyber crime is posing a big challenge for police in Maharashtra with the state witnessing a rise in such cases this year as compared to 2017, according to official figures.
I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me
As the headline of this story may have told you, I am a Brahmin woman. I have had my share of patriarchal experiences in this world, and the Twitterverse.
21 Nov 2018Noida
Noida: 2 held for running fake packers and movers firm
Two persons were arrested in Noida yesterday for allegedly duping people through a fake logistics company.
#CBSE2019: Preparing for CBSE Class-XII Examination? Avoid these 5 mistakes
The Class XII Board Examination is a crucial exam that plays an important role in shaping a student's career and future.
Thane: Revenue office staffer caught red-handed accepting Rs. 14L bribe
A stenographer attached to a government revenue office in Thane (Maharashtra) was arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs. 14 lakh, an official at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said today.
Naxals, tribals in Maharashtra turn to education for better future
Surrendered Naxals and many tribals who dropped out of schools in Maharashtra are now realizing the importance of education in life and are resuming their studies to build a better future.
21 Nov 2018Murder
Andaman: Tribals allegedly kill American-tourist, hit him with arrows
A 27-year-old American tourist, identified as John Allen Chau, was murdered in Andaman and Nicobar's North Sentinel Island.
21 Nov 2018Sikkim
Sikkim: 4% increase in forest cover since 1993, says CM
A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity in Sikkim such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy has led to an increase of its forest cover by over 4% since 1993, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said.
21 Nov 2018West Bengal
Bengal welcomes you to 'Ahare Bangla', its uber-popular food festival
The annual food festival 'Ahare Bangla', organized by West Bengal government in Kolkata, is offering a wide variety of dishes.
21 Nov 2018Mumbai
Mumbai: 4-men gang-rape dog. Let's hang our heads in shame
In an appalling incident which cannot be condemned in enough words, a dog was raped by four men in Mumbai on Saturday, reports said.
21 Nov 2018Punjab
Sacrilege cases: Actor Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab Police SIT
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab Police, which is probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in the state, following cases of sacrilege in Faridkot.
21 Nov 2018Noida
Co-branding rights for Pari Chowk, Noida Sector-137, Alpha 1 awarded
With the highest bid of Rs. 1.62 crore, business conglomerate Jai Prakash Associates has won the co-branding right for the Pari Chowk station on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Corridor (NMRC), officials said yesterday.
21 Nov 2018Exams
Casteist question in DSSSB exam: Delhi-court asks police for report
A Delhi court has asked the city police to submit a report on a plea seeking action against authorities over alleged casteist question in the examination for recruitment of primary teachers in Delhi government schools.
21 Nov 2018WhatsApp
Two JeM-terrorists may have entered Delhi, photo released, alert sounded
The Delhi police on Tuesday sounded an alert saying two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives may have entered the city.
How to score 99 percentile in CAT exam
The prestigious CAT exam will take place on November 25, 2018.
20 Nov 2018India
#CareerBytes: Here's the updated UPSC syllabus for Civil Services Examination
The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most challenging exams and its preparation process is a demanding task.
20 Nov 2018India
Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies
The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed authorities to meet the original target of constructing 60,000 individual household toilets (IHHTs) in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the state.
20 Nov 2018Exams
#CBSE2019: Important dates, fee structures for Class 10, 12 students
On the back of recent reports suggesting that the last date for the submission of candidate lists would be extended, the CBSE has issued a new notification about the same.
20 Nov 2018Aadhaar Card
New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar
Following an earlier assurance by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) that Aadhaar would not be required to purchase a SIM card or avail of telecom services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has officially confirmed the same.
20 Nov 2018Nepal
IIT-KGP developing mechanism to extract info from social-media during disasters
A research team of IIT Kharagpur has been developing a mechanism to filter critical situational information from social media during disasters from tonnes of other data.
20 Nov 2018West Bengal
Kolkata: JU receives first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant
Jadavpur University has received the first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant in pursuit of its excellence under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a scheme that provides financial-aid to selected universities to upgrade its research facilities.