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01 Jan 2019France
Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj
Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest gatherings in the world, sees pilgrims from across the world come and cleanse all their sins in UP's Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad).
#PolicyExplainer: Everything you should know about government's Suraksha Bima Yojana
Having a personal accident and disability insurance cover has become a necessity for financial security in case of disability or death in road accidents.
31 Dec 2018Meghalaya
Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped
On Monday, Indian Navy divers again entered the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners are trapped, and have said that a search would only be feasible if the water level in the mine can be brought down to 30m.
#HealthBytes: 5 tips to achieve your New year fitness resolution
2019 hits the calendars tomorrow!
31 Dec 2018Maharashtra
Tigress found dead in Umred Karhandla Sanctuary, 2nd since Sunday
The carcass of a tigress was found in the early hours today in Umred Pauni Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhandara district (Maharashtra), a senior Forest department official said.
#ThatWas2018: 6 Supreme Court verdicts that changed India in 2018
If 2018 can be summed up for India in a phrase, it would be called the 'year of reforms'.
31 Dec 2018Narendra Modi
Modi congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on electoral-win, latter thanks him
PM Narendra Modi telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, today and conveyed his heartiest congratulations on her party's decisive victory in the parliamentary elections.
5 resolutions every student needs to take and stick to
With 2018 drawing to a close and only a few hours left to ring in the 2019 New Year, it's time to think about new beginnings and take new resolutions for a better life.
31 Dec 2018Gujarat
Hanuman dressed in Santa's clothes draws ire, temple priest clarifies
Lord Hanuman's identity took many turns this year as the deity was dubbed a Dalit, a Jain, and a sportsperson, etc.
#MeToo: Committee formed to investigate allegations on Vinod Dua dissolved
The External Committee, formed on the request of The Wire, to investigate sexual harassment allegations leveled against its contributing editor Vinod Dua has been dissolved.
31 Dec 2018Madhya Pradesh
Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection
Recently, a video has gone viral on the Internet showing a farmer in Madhya Pradesh touching the feet of Shivpuri district collector and crying.
#Thatwas2018: Remembering the Indian gems whom we lost this year
This year, we mourned far too many times.
31 Dec 2018Pakistan News
BAT attack foiled along LoC, two 'likely Pakistani soldiers' killed
A major Border Action Team (BAT) attack has been foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir by killing two intruders who are "likely Pakistani soldiers".
31 Dec 2018Jaipur
Rajasthan: As doctors remove brain tumor, patient recites 'Hanuman Chalisa'
Remembering God during the time of severe crisis is something that comes naturally to almost everybody.
31 Dec 2018Supreme Court Of India
1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar surrenders to authorities
Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who was earlier handed a life sentence by the Delhi High Court for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, surrendered on Monday, the last day of the deadline set by the Delhi HC.
Sudhir Bhargava new CIC, government appoints four information commissioners
The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) along with four new Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.
31 Dec 2018Twitter
To promote road-safety, Kerala cops recreate Beatles' 'Abbey Road' cover
With many cops in the country coming up with humorous and witty posts on social media to give civic lessons to citizens, the Kannavalam Police in Kerala have joined the bandwagon.
Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations
In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.
31 Dec 2018Narendra Modi
#PolicyExplainer: Free electricity connections to un-electrified households under Saubhagya scheme
In India, despite the launch of a number of electrification schemes over the years, lakhs of households in rural and urban areas still lack access to electricity.
#HealthBytes: 5 tips to treat skin dryness and cracks
During winters, you need to be extra careful about your skin health.
30 Dec 2018Madhya Pradesh
Happy new year, indeed: Dug-out diamond makes two laborers crorepatis
In a fortunate turn of events, two poor miners of Madhya Pradesh's Panna district became crorepatis as the diamond they dug out was sold at an auction for Rs. 2.55 crore on Friday.
30 Dec 2018Indian Railways
#ThatWas2018: A year of 'firsts' for Indian Railways; highlights here
With year coming to an end, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had described the Indian Railways' year as being one of 'many firsts'.
#CBSE2019: Memory tips and tricks for Class 10 students
The 2018-19 CBSE board exams for Class 10 will begin from 21 February and with less than two months left, students must be well-prepared by this time.
30 Dec 2018Meghalaya
Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners
A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.
30 Dec 2018Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Delhi airport: Muffin with dead lizard leaves passenger hospitalized
In an incident that reeks of negligence, a passenger waiting for a flight at the Delhi airport had to be rushed to a hospital after he suffered food poisoning from a muffin that allegedly contained a dead lizard.
30 Dec 2018Murder
Man arrested for killing colleague, burning his body in Muzaffarnagar
A 60-year-old man, who used to work on a farm in Badhiwala village in UP's Muzaffarnagar was killed yesterday by his colleague following an altercation; his body was also set on fire.
30 Dec 2018Madhya Pradesh
MP: Baby dies after mother chops off extra fingers, toes
A baby girl, who was born on December 22 in Madhya Pradesh, met her death in a grisly fashion just seven days from birth after her mother allegedly chopped off her extra toes and fingers out of superstition.
30 Dec 2018Goa
Goa FDA woman officer, 'formalin' whistleblower, alleges harassment by government
A woman officer of Goa's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) department has alleged harassment by the state government after her tests confirmed the presence of formalin, a toxic chemical, in fish imported to the state.
Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan to only allow 500 pilgrims per day
After agreeing to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims looking to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the Pakistan government, reportedly, is mulling imposing certain conditions.
30 Dec 2018Assam
Assam: Power crisis to be resolved, NTPC to hike power-production
NTPC Ltd will add 250 MW to the existing 500 MW capacity in Assam's Kokrajhar district after its third unit is commissioned in February, a senior company official said yesterday.
30 Dec 2018Dubai
Worse than turbulence? Air India passenger strips naked mid-flight
Around 150 passengers who were travelling from Dubai to Lucknow on board an Air India Express flight were in for an unpleasant surprise on Saturday.
30 Dec 2018Chennai
Fake IAS-officer, who pressurized SP to get work done, arrested
On Saturday, the Greater Noida police said that a man who was impersonating an IAS officer has been arrested.
29 Dec 2018Narendra Modi
#GhazipurCopKilling: Constable killed in stone-pelting hours after PM Modi's rally
In yet another case of mob violence against cops, a police constable was killed in stone-pelting by protesters today in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur.
29 Dec 2018Kolkata
WW-II aerial bomb found during dredging operations in Kolkata
A 1000-pound aerial bomb dating back to the World War-II era has been unearthed at a dock in Kolkata during routine dredging operations.
#HealthBytes: 5 simple ways to deal with period pain
During menstruation, discomfort around the abdomen, lower-back and thighs is common.
Desperate for government job, man forges PM's signature
The race to secure a government job in India is tough, and people go to extreme lengths to acquire such employment.
29 Dec 2018Indian Army
Snowfall blocks roads, Army rescues 1,500+ stranded tourists in Sikkim
The Indian Army has rescued over 1,500 tourists near the 17th Mile in East Sikkim, close to the India-China border, who were stranded following heavy snowfall.
#CBSE2019: 7 YouTube Channels to follow for Class 12 Biology
The 2018-19 CBSE Class 12 board exams will begin from 15 February and with only a few weeks to go, students need to be well-prepared by now.
29 Dec 2018Sonia Gandhi
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel names Sonia Gandhi, ED tells court
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman of the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, has named UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Enforcement Directorate told Patiala House Court on Saturday.
29 Dec 2018Jammu And Kashmir
Army seizes arms, ammunition in Kathua, averts major terror-attack
The Army today said they have averted a major terror attack with the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.