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07 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
Government e-marketplace soon to be mandatory for all departments
The Indian government is all set to mandate all its departments to procure goods and services through its e-marketplace.
06 Feb 2017Delhi
Earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter hits Delhi, Gurgaon
Powerful tremors were witnessed in Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon and Noida when an earthquake gauging 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit at 10.33 PM.
06 Feb 2017Madhya Pradesh
Two dozen arrested for helping exam candidates cheat
On Sunday, Patna police while acting on a tip-off, arrested 27 people who were helping candidates of Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) exams, to cheat.
06 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Panneerselvam steps down as CM for the third time
O Panneerselvam has stepped down as Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister for the third time.
06 Feb 2017Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
AI flies bird-hit plane with 122 on board; breaches security
On Monday morning soon after take-off, an Air India flight experienced a bird-hit which was deemed as a serious threat to the aircraft.
Infosys organising self-defence classes for employees
After the murder of a female employee on their campus, Infosys has begun conducting self-defence training for all its female employees.
IAF refuses to divulge Rafale deal details
The Indian Air Force has refused to disclose the details of the Rafale deal signed with French manufacturer Dassault Aviation saying the details were confidential.
SC: You can't blame the government if you don't vote
The Supreme Court, while listening to a plea to pass a blanket order to remove all encroachments in India, was irked by an activist's candid admission that he had never voted in his life.
05 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
TN CM to review oil spill clean up
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam reached Ennore port to assess clean-up operations after the oil spill.
Sheena Bora murder trial to begin on 23 Feb
Sources said the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case is likely to begin on 23 February.
05 Feb 2017National Investigation Agency (NIA)
NSG ignored distress call of 2 guards: Officer
In an official statement to the NIA, an air force officer has alleged that the NSG ignored a distress call made by guards who were pinned down by terrorists during the Pathankot attack.
Jallikattu begins in Madurai
The sport of Jallikattu began in Madurai amid large scale celebrations in the state.
05 Feb 2017Audi
Ghaziabad Audi accident: Case gets weirder
The case of the Ghaziabad Audi-auto collision got even more complicated when it was found that the man who surrendered in court and the one who got bail were two different people.
04 Feb 2017Karnataka
Digital address for Bengaluru houses proposed
If Bengaluru qualifies for the Smart City competition next month, each house in the city will get its own digital address for easier administration.
04 Feb 2017India
Sakshi Dhoni to appear in court in the Amrapali case
Sakshi Dhoni, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife is expected to be presented before Delhi's Tis Hazari court in the Amrapali Housing case.
04 Feb 2017Delhi Police
Dozen websites and Android apps shut down by UIDAI
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has instructed 12 websites as well as 12 mobile applications currently listed on Google Play Store to shut down with immediate effect.
04 Feb 2017India
Sanjeev Sanyal appointed new Principal Economic Adviser
Former Chief Economist and Director of Global Markets Research in Deutsche Bank, Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed India's new Principal Economic Adviser.
03 Feb 2017Manipur
Centre to hold talks with UNC, Manipur government
A tripartite dialogue with the United Naga Council and representatives from the Manipur government will be held by the Centre to explore ways to end the almost-three-month-economic blockade on National Highway-2.
Court acquits 28 accused in post-Godhra riots
28 people accused of arson, rioting and damaging property of minorities post Godhra train burning in February 2002, were acquitted by a Gandhinagar court.
03 Feb 2017Indus River
UN report says Pak delayed Indus Waters resolution
A UN Development Programme report stated that Pakistan delayed bringing up cases of water sharing disputes with India, delaying a resolution to the Indus Water Treaty.
03 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Authorities confront Chennai's oil-spill, wary of an ecological disaster
Ennore coast's rapidly spreading oil-spill has impacted livelihoods of fishermen and has threatened the coast's aquatic biodiversity and has also raised questions about the genuineness of authorities responsible for clearing the mess.
CBSE scraps open-book exams, drops international curriculum
The CBSE has decided to discontinue its Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for classes 9 and 11 starting this academic year.
Leprosy makes a comeback in India
Leprosy had been eliminated from India in 2005, when the prevalence fell below 1 case per 10000 people.
02 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Chennai's oil spill clean-up nears completion
The pollution response team of the Indian Coast Guard has removed 50 tonnes of sludge, five days after Chennai's major oil spill polluted its coast.
Maharashtra board textbook blames 'ugliness' for dowry
The Indian Government has been taking multiple initiatives to eradicate menace of the dowry system that makes millions of women vulnerable to abuse.
Section 295A: Regulating speech that offends religious sentiments
Hate speech in India is prohibited under several sections of various laws.
02 Feb 2017National Green Tribunal (NGT)
Water taxis on the Yamuna by June?
The 143 year-old Agra Canal may soon be used again for navigation and transportation if the Yamuna Water Taxi Project is successfully implemented.
Safety norms issued to IT firms after Infosys Pune murder
The police have initiated the process of issuing safety guidelines to all IT companies in Pune in order to prevent crimes from happening in the future.
5 Indians released from Togo jail: Sushma Swaraj
Five employees of an Indian Merchant Navy firm were jailed in Togo since 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of Togo.
CBSE announces 7th May as date of NEET examination
According to an official statement released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) examinations for admissions into Indian medical colleges will be conducted on 7th May across 80 cities.
02 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Ennore oil spill is 20 tonnes: Coast Guard
The coast guard has disputed the Ennore port estimate on the oil spill, saying that no less than 20 tonnes of oil has been spilled into the sea off Tamil Nadu's coast.
5 Odisha police jawans killed in a blast by Maoists
At least five jawans of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) were reportedly killed and 20 others seriously wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mogarguma village near the Sunki-Salur highway in Odisha's Koraput district.
01 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
Budget 2017: How budget would impact you?
The Modi government's fourth Budget may not have been the big-bang populist budget everyone expected after demonetization.
Connaught Place to take 2 more weeks to go car-free
The trial run of the three-month car-free Connaught Place, expected to begin on 1st February, will take two more weeks to start as stakeholders are yet to decide on its proceedings.
Highlights of Union Budget 2017
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said growth will recover in 2017.
01 Feb 2017Supreme Court Of India
Centre stands with Jallikattu in front of SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay a recent legislation which overrode the court's ban on Jallikattu.
Infosys employee's killer worked at firm with lapsed license
Terrier Security Services (India) Private Ltd, the Bengaluru-based private security firm hired by Infosys, was operating in Pune despite of its lapsed license.
01 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
India's budget and the rituals that kick it off
The Narendra Modi government is set to present this year's budget on February 1, 2017.
01 Feb 2017Indian Army
Over 200 killed in Kashmir unrests since 2008
The government told the Jammu & Kashmir legislative assembly that more than 200 people have died in Kashmir unrests in 2008, 2010 and 2016.
31 Jan 2017Parliament
Fire breaks out in Parliament on the eve of Budget-Day
On the eve of the budget day, a fire broke out in room number 50 of the Parliament.