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17 Jan 2019Meghalaya
Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days
More than a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, one of them has been found dead.
17 Jan 2019India
25% Class-4 students in rural India can't read Class-2 books
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 has shed light on the sorry state of education in rural India, again. It is alarming, to say the least.
IRCTC installs first-ever Pizza Vending Machine at Mumbai railway station
Pizza lovers, and Indian railways passengers, both of which are high in numbers, have something to rejoice!
Jadavpur professor, who likened girls' virginity to sealed bottles, removed
Kanak Sarkar, the professor of Jadavpur University, who equated virgin girls to a sealed bottle was on Wednesday divested of his duties with immediate effect.
Indian Railways: 7 advanced features on the new IRCTC website
The official Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website was given a major upgradation last year.
16 Jan 2019Bihar
Minor girl raped at her home, in front of mother
In a ghastly incident, a minor girl was raped at her home in front of her mother in Bihar's Bhabua sub-division on January 10.
16 Jan 2019Kerala
Nuns, who protested against rape-accused Bishop, asked to leave Kerala-convent
Four out of five nuns, who spoke against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, have been asked to leave Kerala convent, claims The NewsMinute.
2,340 women to visit Hajj without male-companion: Details here
Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Hajj this year without 'Mehram' or male companion.
16 Jan 2019Twitter
Anand Mahindra wants nickname for his car. There's a prize
We often hear names of car models such as 'Grey Ghost', 'Verito Vibe' or 'Scorpio'. However, the odds of finding one in an Indian language are rare.
16 Jan 2019Noida
Noida: Body of man found floating in drain
The body of an unidentified man was found floating in a drain in Sector 8 of Noida this morning.
Train 18: Meet the brains behind India's first engine-less train
Train 18, India's first indigenously built engine-less train, recently became the fastest train in the country after hitting speeds of over 180 kmph in a trial run.
16 Jan 2019Uttar Pradesh
Chased by monkeys, 60-year-old woman falls to death in UP
A 60-year-old woman died and another was injured yesterday as they fell from a terrace after being attacked by monkeys in the Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said.
Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for award, but questions remain
After a couple of days of political sparring over Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award, marketing guru Philip Kotler himself took to Twitter to clarify that he had selected PM Modi for the award.
16 Jan 2019Twitter
Amazon sells coconut shell for Rs. 1,365; netizens go crazy
There has been a staggering rise in online shopping globally, over the last few years.
16 Jan 2019Kolkata
Kolkata: Two nursing students arrested for brutally killing 16 puppies
Two days after the brutal murder of 16 puppies rocked Kolkata, two nursing students have been arrested in connection with the killings.
16 Jan 2019Rajasthan
Botched-up delivery case: Rights body issues notice to Rajasthan government
A few days back, it was reported that a male nurse at a government health center in Rajasthan pulled an infant so hard during delivery that the baby got decapitated and the head was left inside the womb.
India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings
Times Higher Education (THE) has released its 2019 rankings for universities in emerging economies, and 25 Indian higher education institutes have made it to the top 200.
16 Jan 2019Lok Sabha
To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats
Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.
#HealthBytes: 5 home-made face packs for winter skin care
Winter is not the best season for your skin.
15 Jan 2019West Bengal
On Makar Sankranti, 33L pilgrims take holy-dip in Ganga Sagar
Over 30 lakh pilgrims from across the country and neighboring Bangladesh and Nepal took holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal at Ganga Sagar Mela in Sagar Islands on Makar Sankranti today, the West Bengal government said.
India to have 200-airports, 1.1bn air-passenger traffic by 2040: MoCA
India's air passenger traffic is expected to grow six-fold to 1.1 billion and the number of operational airports to increase to around 200 by 2040, according to Ministry of Civil Aviation's (MoCA) vision document released at a summit in Mumbai today.
15 Jan 2019Arun Jaitley
Jaitley headed to US, for check-up related to kidney ailment
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment on Sunday night, sources said.
Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India
In what comes as a contradiction to Facebook's publicly stated global policy, the social media giant has 20 "locally illegal" markers for India, on the basis of which posts are flagged and proactively removed.
15 Jan 2019Mumbai
GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'
In an incident of gross mismanagement, low-cost carrier GoAir has been recently directed by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs. 98,000 to a Mumbai-based man for canceling "without reason" 25 tickets that he had booked in 2015.
15 Jan 2019Uttar Pradesh
'Kumbh Mela' begins amid tight security to ensure incident-free event
Blending traditions with modern-police techniques, the Uttar Pradesh police is all geared up for an incident-free Kumbh, the largest congregation in the world, which begins today at Prayagraj.
15 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Woman who entered Sabarimala disowned, attacked by family; hospitalized
Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who scripted history by becoming the first women of menstrual age to enter the Sabarimala temple in centuries, has been hospitalized after she was allegedly attacked by her mother-in-law.
#DefenseDiaries: PM Modi hails troops on 71st Army Day
Indian Army stands for various things: the top-most being their professionalism, bravery and selfless service. They protect our restive borders, safeguard internal law-and-order and save lives during natural calamities/disasters. Their training and discipline are obviously legendary.
15 Jan 2019Security
Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti
At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.
#CareerBytes: Career path of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after service among the Civil Services of the country.
#HealthBytes: 5 delicious-yet-healthy smoothies to help you lose weight
Losing weight healthily and effectively is a long-term process.
14 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Kolkata: 16 puppies murdered in cold-blood leaves city enraged
The cold-blooded murder of 16 puppies has sent shockwaves across Kolkata, and outraged citizens are demanding strict action against those responsible.
14 Jan 2019Jammu And Kashmir
J&K governor extends support, asks terrorists to shun violence
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today advised terrorists to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration is ready to do whatever it can for their rehabilitation.
How to link your Driving License with Aadhaar online
After the September 26, 2018 Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar authentication, it is totally upto users' discretion to link or not to link their Aadhaar cards with entities like banks, telecom, and other services.
14 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Petition alleging UP encounter killings needs 'serious consideration,' says SC
The Supreme Court today agreed to examine in detail a plea seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into incidents of alleged police encounters and killings in Uttar Pradesh.
14 Jan 2019Mumbai
Petrol price breaches Rs. 70-mark, diesel crosses Rs. 64
Petrol price breached the Rs. 70 a liter-mark and diesel crossed Rs. 64-mark today, after rates were hiked for the fifth consecutive day on rising input cost.
14 Jan 2019Delhi Police
JNU sedition case: Charge sheet filed against Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid
The Patiala House Court is slated to hear the sedition case involving 10 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students - including former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and ex-student Umar Khalid - on Tuesday.
14 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app
With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.
#CareerBytes: YouTube Channels for engineering students to learn Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the world around us; AI is being integrated into almost every field, including healthcare, banking, transport, defense, education, etc.
14 Jan 2019Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai BEST bus stir: Fadnavis intervenes, speaks to Thackeray
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today intervened in the BEST bus strike in Mumbai and spoke to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to find a solution.
14 Jan 2019Uttar Pradesh
Fire breaks out in camp a day before Kumbh Mela
On Monday, a massive fire gutted several tents at the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The event is officially supposed to start on Tuesday.