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Welcome home hero: Abhinandan Varthaman crosses border to enter India
After an inordinate delay, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman entered India by crossing the Wagah Border, a short while ago.
J&K: Four security forces personnel killed by terrorists in Kupwara
Four security forces personnel have been killed by terrorists in an encounter today in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district.
IRCTC's much-awaited 'iPay' payment aggregator system launched: Details here
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has finally launched its own payment aggregator system, the "IRCTC iPay" on Thursday.
#HealthBytes: 8 food-items that help boost Hemoglobin levels
Found in the red blood cells, Hemoglobin is a protein, responsible for transporting oxygen around the body.
01 Mar 2019Rajasthan
Rajasthan: Voter-ID, PAN-card among 12 documents valid for casting votes
Besides voter identity card, 11 other documents can be used to prove identity for exercising one's franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, according to a statement from the office of Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer.
01 Mar 2019Uttar Pradesh
Lawyer shot dead inside his chamber in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur
An advocate was shot dead inside a court campus yesterday in Basti district, near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, police said.
01 Mar 2019Lok Sabha
Children can exit Aadhaar on turning 18, Cabinet passes Ordinance
The Union Cabinet on Thursday announced changes in the Aadhaar Act which underlined that a child can exit the biometric ID program after turning 18.
01 Mar 2019Pakistan News
Countries should stop protecting terrorists: Sushma Swaraj at OIC
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was invited to Dubai as the guest of honor at Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Thursday said all countries should come together to fight terrorism.
#CBSE2019: Last-minute study tips and revision hacks for Class-10 students
The 2018-19 CBSE Board Exams for Class-10 have begun on 21 February and will go on until 29 March.
01 Mar 2019Arun Jaitley
CBDT's task force to review direct-tax laws gets 3-month extension
A task force set up under the CBDT to draft a new direct tax law and replace the existing Income Tax Act has been given a three-month extension till May, an official order said.
01 Mar 2019Pakistan News
#AbhinandanMyHero: Wing Commander's parents get standing ovation on flight
On realizing that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's parents were traveling with them on a Delhi-bound flight, passengers cheered, clapped and gave them a standing ovation.
01 Mar 2019Madhya Pradesh
Cabinet okays setting up Center for Disability Sports at Gwalior
The Union cabinet yesterday approved a proposal for setting up the Center for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
28 Feb 2019Lok Sabha
Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it
With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.
28 Feb 2019State Bank of India (SBI)
IIM-Rohtak sees 100% placements; average package Rs. 11.85 lakh p.a.
According to a press release by IIM-Rohtak, the institute has clocked a 100% placement record this year, with the average package being Rs. 11.85 lakh per annum.
28 Feb 2019Indian Army
IAF officer busts Pakistan's lies, says F-16 was shot
Indian Army's Major General Surendra Singh Mahal, Navy's Rear Admiral Dalbir Singh Gujral and Air Force's AVM RGK Kapoor addressed the media a short while ago.
Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot
With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.
Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district
After a lull of a few hours, Pakistani troops, on Thursday afternoon began shelling forward Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
28 Feb 2019Goa
Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister
Last week, the Goa government gave its nod for Sunburn's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival after a three-year hiatus.
Pakistan offers IAF pilot's return to ease tension; India refuses
On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad was willing to return captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman if it eased tensions with India.
28 Feb 2019Jammu And Kashmir
Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids
On Wednesday, income tax officials carried out raids on seven places spread across Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, belonging to the "head of a prominent organization and his associates" who have allegedly been conducting "anti-national" activities.
28 Feb 2019Jammu
2 Pakistani jets attempted to enter Indian airspace, foiled
On Thursday, two Pakistani jets attempted to enter Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch area but intervention by IAF forced them to return.
He's a true soldier: Abhinandan Varthaman's father praises son's bravery
The father of wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan on Wednesday after he crossed over to the wrong side of LoC post fierce air combat, has said his son is a true soldier.
28 Feb 2019Narendra Modi
India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot
The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.
#CareerBytes: Comparison between Unacademy and BYJU's for UPSC preparation
The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also known as the IAS exam, is one of the most popular and challenging competitive exams but with the right preparation, one can crack the exam.
Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert
Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, a red alert was issued by DMRC on Wednesday evening.
India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot
After confirming that a missing Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody, the Indian Government has strongly objected to the "vulgar display" of the injured personnel by Pakistan.
#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'
The Indian Coast Guard advised fishermen in Gujarat's Porbandar not to go near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea following Indian airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps amid escalating India-Pakistan tensions.
#HealthBytes: Top 5 low-calorie Indian comfort foods to lose weight
Weight loss isn't about sacrificing meals or fasting. In fact, these practices might not always be conducive.
27 Feb 2019Supreme Court Of India
Here's how you can check your Aadhaar update history
With so many government welfare schemes linked with Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.
Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation
On February 26, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistan's airspace in Balakot, dropped explosives on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp and returned unharmed.
27 Feb 2019Yogi Adityanath
In a first, Lathamaar-Holi to be celebrated for six days
For the first time, the popular Lathamaar Holi of Barsana will be celebrated in two phases over a period of six days with the addition of Mathura as a host.
27 Feb 2019Indian Army
Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.
27 Feb 2019West Bengal
Pulwama aftermath: WB government shifts Pakistan inmates to high-security cells
The West Bengal government has shifted 14 Pakistani prisoners, lodged in two correctional homes in Kolkata, to separate barracks and "high-security" cells, amid soaring tension between India and its western neighbor Pakistan, a senior official said.
#IndiaStrikesBack: Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews security-situation in the country
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the security situation in the country, especially along the border with Pakistan, a day after Indian fighter jets bombed the biggest camp of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in that country, officials said.
Indo-Pak tension: Government withdraws order, operations in eight airports resume
Hours after the government ordered to shut operations in eight airports of Northern India, the directive was withdrawn.
India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot
Minutes after Pakistan claimed it had shot down two IAF jets and imprisoned a pilot, India rejected the theory, and said "all our pilots are accounted for".
27 Feb 2019Sushma Swaraj
#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.
27 Feb 2019Indian Air Force
IAF jet crashes in J&K, two bodies recovered
A Mi-17 jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, reports claimed.
Pakistan jet, which tried to violate Indian airspace, shot down
In the latest development, Pakistan's F-16 jet which attempted to violate the Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir was shot down in retaliation.
#IndiaStrikesBack: Schools close to LoC shut as Pakistan violates ceasefire
Amid exchange of heavy gunfire between troops of India and Pakistan in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to shut schools within five kilometers of Line of Control (LoC). Exams will be postponed as well.