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AI puts 'overweight' crew on ground duty
Almost 57 cabin crew members, mostly air hostesses, were grounded by Air India for being overweight.
Punjab, Haryana HC ask to find Murthal rape culprits
Taking into consideration the statements of few witnesses and the recovery of women's undergarments, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that the rapes had taken place at Murthal in February.
20 Jan 2017Mumbai
An app to help find Wi-Fi hotspots in Mumbai
Maharashtra Government is is launching an application which will help the residents of Mumbai City to detect Wi-Fi hotspots nearest to them.
Aviation stocks soar with passenger growth
Strong annual passenger growth data has spurred the upward trend in stocks of aviation companies. The DGCA said domestic airlines recorded 22.45% passenger growth.
Government schools perform better than private schools: ASER
Government schools perform better than private schools in India, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) for 2016.
19 Jan 2017Delhi Police
Delhi Police commissioner appointed as the next CBI Director
Delhi Police Commissioner, Alok Kumar Verma, has been appointed the new CBI Director on Thursday.
Home Ministry issues guidelines for disabled during national anthem
In December 2016, the SC exempted the physically challenged for compulsorily standing for the national anthem played in cinema halls.
19 Jan 2017West Bengal
Court orders auction of Saradha group's Odisha properties
A court in Balasore, Odisha has ordered the state government to auction all the confiscated properties of the Saradha Group, involved in a massive chit-fund scam.
19 Jan 2017Kerala
Consumption of alcohol, not a fundamental right: Kerala HC
Upholding the liquor policy adopted by the previous UDF government, the Kerala High Court ruled that alcohol consumption is not a fundamental right.
India, Japan reiterate commitment to Chabahar
Japan and India have reiterated their commitment to developing the Chabahar port in Iran.
Law commission: Simultaneous polls possible from 2019
Law Commission chairman Justice BS Chauhan said that the Law Commission and Election Commission would soon begin discussions on holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and state polls.
19 Jan 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Former PM MMS comes to Urjit Patel's aid
Former PM Manmohan Singh came to the aid of RBI governor Urjit Patel amidst the heated debate on demonetization, saying he is not obligated to respond to queries on lifting banking restrictions.
19 Jan 2017Uttar Pradesh
UP: School bus, truck collide leaving many dead
15 school children were killed and at least 40 others were injured when a school bus collided with a truck in Aliganj town in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh.
19 Jan 2017Indian Army
Terrorist killed in encounter in Hajin
A terrorist believed to be from the Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed in an encounter with security forces in Parray Mohalla in the Hajin area of Bandipora.
China: NSG, Azhar should not hinder bilateral ties
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said neither the NSG issue nor Masood Azhar's case should create hindrances in Sino-Indian relations.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to strengthen UK-India relations
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a two-day visit to attend India's flagship geo-political conference Raisina Dialogue.
18 Jan 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
RBI: new notes worth Rs.9.2 lakh crore already introduced
RBI governor Urjit Patel stated that new notes worth Rs.9.2 lakh crore have already been introduced in place of Rs.15.4 lakh crore worth Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes that were removed from circulation.
18 Jan 2017Hizbul Mujahideen
Centre prepared to provide security to Zaira Wasim
Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, on Wednesday said that Dangal child actor Zaira Wasim can be provided security if the same is recommended by the J&K government.
India drug regulator issue antibiotic warnings
On the heels of the recent death of an American women due to an antibiotic-resistant infection, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has issued strict warnings.
Diamond trade hit by demonetization
The global diamond industry has been affected by India's demonetization decision. 90% of the world's diamonds pass through India to be processed and traded.
Stray dogs have the right to live: SC
On a submission for destroying stray dogs across the country, the Supreme Court reacted saying, "Stray dogs have a right to be alive."
18 Jan 2017Delhi Police
Rapist Sunil Rastogi abused 58 children; wife seeks death sentence
Out of the 500 criminal acts that Sunil Rastogi confessed to, Delhi Police narrowed down 58 cases, increasing Rastogi's chances of receiving life imprisonment.
R-Day: More threats pointed out by intel agencies
Intelligence agencies have cited more possible threats to the scheduled Republic Day celebrations in Delhi.
Suresh Prabhu releases 10-year energy plan for Railways
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled a plan that would save Rs.41,000 crore over 10 years.
18 Jan 2017Narendra Modi
Pakistan's ISI responsible for railway accidents
Two major railway accidents near Kanpur resulting in the death of 151 people and injuring 200 others were according to the Bihar Police, carried out on Pakistan's spy agency ISI's orders.
PM Modi inaugurates Raisina Dialogue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the three day 'Raisina Dialogue' - India's flagship geo-political conference.
Almost 1 crore Indians flew domestic in December
December 2016 witnessed the highest ever number of people flying domestic with 95.5 lakh domestic flyers, up 23.9% from 77.1 lakh in December 2015.
17 Jan 2017Delhi
American full-body scanners on-the-blink at Delhi IGI Airport
American full-body scanners are on-the-blink during trial runs at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Indrani, Peter Mukerjea charged in Sheena Bora case
A special CBI court in Delhi began trial and charged Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea with murder and criminal conspiracy in the Sheena Bora case.
17 Jan 2017Delhi
Delhi to follow Paris and Beijing's anti-pollution policy
Supreme Court approved the 'Graded Response Action Plan' for New Delhi, featuring emergency measures like odd-even scheme and halting of construction activities to improve the capital's air quality.
17 Jan 2017Independence Day
2 boys clicking selfies on railway tracks killed
Two teenagers named Yash Kumar (16) and Shubham (14), were crushed under a running train while posing for selfies between two railway tracks at Anand Vihar in East Delhi.
17 Jan 2017Supreme Court Of India
Rohith Vemula's family still awaits justice
In January 2016, Rohith Vemula, a PhD student committed suicide at the University of Hyderabad after alleged caste-based discrimination.
17 Jan 2017Delhi Police
'Good that he was caught': Wife of Delhi's serial rapist
Sunil Rastogi, the 38-year-old tailor and serial rapist was arrested on Saturday in Delhi.
Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for manufacturing arms
The Defence Ministry has proposed the manufacturing of top-of-the-line fighters, warships and battle systems under 'Make in India.'
17 Jan 2017Narendra Modi
Manipur gets India's first cashless island
Karang, an island on the Loktak lake in Manipur, has become the country's first cashless island.
Adoption guidelines undergo overhaul
Latest adoption guidelines that come into effect from today will now allow parents to only access profiles of 3 children as opposed to 6 children.
Report: 44 Indian airports show potential for UDAN
A FICCI report has identified 44 underserved and unserved airports around India as having "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, UDAN.
Economy set to rebound soon
Central government believes the economy will rebound from June 2017 given that Rs.10 lakh crore new currency has already entered the market.
16 Jan 2017Hizbul Mujahideen
Dangal actress trolled, apologized, then deleted the post
Dangal actress Zaira, who played the role of Geeta Phogat, tendered an apology in the form of a Facebook-post earlier today. She later deleted her post.
Govt. plans start-up fund overhaul
The government's Rs.10,000 crore start-up funding scheme is set to be overhauled by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.