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22 Jan 2019India
New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!
The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.
22 Jan 2019Mizoram
Mizoram body decides to boycott R-Day celebrations over Citizenship Bill
Mizoram's NGO Coordination Committee has called for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in the state in protest against the citizenship bill, the committee's chairman Vanlalruata said.
22 Jan 2019Sexual Harassment
MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani
On Tuesday, a Delhi court reserved its verdict on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar, who the journalist had accused of sexual misconduct.
22 Jan 2019Jammu And Kashmir
Heavy rains, hailstorm lash Delhi; disrupts traffic, washes away pollution
On Tuesday morning, heavy rains and hailstorms lashed Delhi, severely disrupting rush hour traffic in the national capital.
22 Jan 2019India
India lodges protest with Pakistan over diplomat harassment, terrorism speech
Days after a Delhi woman lodged a complaint against a Pakistan High Commission staffer for allegedly touching her inappropriately, India has accused Pakistan of taking retaliatory action against two staff members of its High Commission.
EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims
The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.
#HealthBytes: 7 hair care tips for men
A lot of men tend to take their hair health for granted.
21 Jan 2019Indian Navy
Navy to conduct defense-exercise to test country's preparedness against attacks
The Indian Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard and other stakeholders will conduct a two-day defense exercise along the coastline from tomorrow to test the country's preparedness against any attack through the sea route.
21 Jan 2019Andhra Pradesh
Andhra CM seeks Rs. 3,722cr reimbursement for ongoing Polavaram project
Faced with fund crunch, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu today shot off a letter to Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari, demanding reimbursement of Rs. 3,722 crore for the ongoing Polavaram project on Godavari river.
21 Jan 2019Rajasthan
Rajasthan government considering setting up a petroleum university
The Rajasthan government has proposed a three-year diploma course in petroleum engineering at the Government Polytechnic College in Jodhpur and is mulling to set up a petroleum university in the state.
21 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
PM acting as 'frontman for corporate friends': Congress on Rafale
The Congress today took objection to Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman describing the opposition's questions on the Rafale deal as "corporate lobbying" and instead accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of acting as a "frontman for corporate friends".
21 Jan 2019Delhi Police
Anonymous call warns of attack on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
On Monday, the official residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal received an anonymous call warning about the threat of a possible attack on the Chief Minister.
21 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
CBI DSP Bassi moves SC against transfer to Port Blair
CBI Deputy Superintendent of Police AK Bassi today moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair saying it was vitiated by mala fide and would prejudice the probe against former Special Director Rakesh Asthana.
21 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
PM Modi to inaugurate 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow inaugurate the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi.
#HealthBytes: 5 protein-rich nuts that aid in weight loss
When planning to lose weight, diet is one of the most important factors to consider.
India's 9 richest-people hold as much wealth as poorest 50%
In a country like India where half of the population is poor, the billionaires are getting richer every day, says the Oxfam Inequality Report 2019 released on Monday.
21 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota
Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.
21 Jan 2019Karnataka
Seer Shivakumara Swami, head of Lingayat mutt, dies at 111
On Monday, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt of Karnataka died after battling illness.
CJI won't hear plea challenging interim CBI chief Rao's appointment
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, on Monday, recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of Nageshwar Rao as the interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation.
#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition
In what is being seen as a move to avoid extradition to India, fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.
21 Jan 2019Exams
#CareerBytes: 5 best resources to prepare for UPSC Essay Paper
The UPSC Civil Services Examination, which is one of the toughest exams, is conducted in three stages: Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test.
#HealthBytes: 6 hair-care tips to grow healthier, stronger hair
Want long, shiny, and strong hair? Everyone does.
20 Jan 2019Smriti Irani
India to soon have own standard of apparel size: Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani today said Indian textiles and garments industry would soon get its own country-specific apparel size.
20 Jan 2019Uttar Pradesh
Meet Aparna Kumar, first female IPS-officer to reach South Pole
They say impossible actually means "I am possible" and Aparna Kumar has proved it. Last Sunday, Kumar became the first female IPS officer to conquer the South Pole.
20 Jan 2019Madhya Pradesh
MP BJP leader found dead, police suspects he's been murdered
A BJP leader was found dead in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh this morning, with the police suspecting that he was murdered.
20 Jan 2019Yogi Adityanath
Pay extra for beer, save cows in UP
If you are a resident of Uttar Pradesh, your beer will take care of cow shelters now.
20 Jan 2019Lucknow
Cop transferred after video shows woman begging at his feet
In Lucknow, a police inspector displayed complete lack of empathy when an elderly woman, who lost her son, begged him to file an FIR.
#HealthBytes: 5 breakfast rules to help you lose weight
On a busy weekday morning, ignoring the dining table might seem like the only way out, but it's a disaster for your long-term health.
20 Jan 2019Vadodara
Gujarat: Man kills wife with axe, injures kids, commits suicide
A 35-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and injured his two sons with an axe in Gujarat's Vadodara district and then committed suicide by jumping in front of a train yesterday.
20 Jan 2019Lalu Prasad Yadav
Chai in kulhad to make a comeback at railway stations
Having been elbowed out by the more utilitarian plastic and paper cups over the years at railway stations, 'kulhads', which were introduced by former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad 15 years ago, are all set to make a comeback at catering units.
#Budget2019: Agriculture-credit target may see Rs. 12 lakh crore hike
The farm credit target is likely to be raised by about 10% to a record Rs. 12 lakh crore in the 2019-20 Budget, according to sources.
20 Jan 2019Jammu And Kashmir
J&K's first inter-state bridge to be inaugurated on January 22
Union minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 1.2 km-long Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge on the Ravi river in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on January 22.
20 Jan 2019Zomato
Maharashtra: Family finds plastic fiber in paneer dishes, Zomato apologizes
On Friday, a family in Aurangabad, Maharashtra ordered food from Zomato but were shocked to find that the paneer dishes had plastic fiber.
20 Jan 2019Uttar Pradesh
Sisters run ill father's barbershop disguising themselves as boys
In rural Uttar Pradesh, where women are mostly confined to their homes, two teenage sisters have been running a male salon in Banwari Tola village, and that too for five long years.
20 Jan 2019Bihar
State-of-the-art milk processing unit inaugurated in Bihar, to benefit farmers
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated a state-of-the-art milk processing plant in East Champaran district, which is set to offer "fair and competitive prices" to farmers.
20 Jan 2019Srinagar
Turned away by doctor, woman delivers stillborn on Srinagar road
In an inhuman incident, a woman from Moore, a remote area of Jammu and Kashmir, gave birth to a baby by the roadside after a doctor at Srinagar's Lal Ded Hospital refused to admit her.
Hyderabad police now sends letters to drunk driver's HR head
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of accidents in India and the traffic police have been coming up with new tactics to prevent such mishaps.
19 Jan 2019Padma Shri
AICTE to stop setting up new engineering colleges from 2020
In an unprecedented move that could impact many engineering aspirants, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided not to permit registration of new engineering colleges from the academic year 2020-2021.
19 Jan 2019Robert Vadra
Delhi court extends interim protection from arrest to Vadra's aide
A Delhi court today extended till February 6 the interim protection from arrest granted to Manoj Arora, a close aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, in a money laundering case.
19 Jan 2019Tamil Nadu
TN: Body of fisherman, who drowned off Sri Lanka, cremated
The body of a 61-year-old Tamil Nadu fisherman, who drowned in the sea after his boat capsized off Neduntheevu while being chased by Sri Lankan Navy, was brought in to Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) from Lanka and cremated yesterday.