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9 family members found dead; 15 arrested for abetting suicide

22 Jun 2022

Maharashtra
9 family members found dead; 15 arrested for abetting suicide

The police have arrested 15 persons in connection with the suspected mass suicide of a family, which stunned the residents of Maharashtra's Sangli district.

Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

21 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

The central government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, saying the apex court "must hear its side" before making any decision on the petitions filed against its Agnipath military recruitment scheme.

COVID-19: India logs 9,923 fresh cases, 17 more fatalities
COVID-19: India logs 9,923 fresh cases, 17 more fatalities

India on Tuesday reported over 9,900 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of nearly 3,000 cases from the previous day.

Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

21 Jun 2022

Assam
Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

The flood and landslide situation in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh has worsened into a major crisis with more deaths and devastation being reported on Monday.

International Yoga Day 2022: PM Modi leads celebrations at Mysuru
International Yoga Day 2022: PM Modi leads celebrations at Mysuru

"Yoga is not a part of life, it is a way of life," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he kickstarted the celebrations of the eighth International Day of Yoga on the magnificent Mysuru Palace premises in Karnataka on Tuesday.

Sidhu Moose Wala killing: Two more sharpshooters in police custody

20 Jun 2022

Sidhu Moose Wala
Sidhu Moose Wala killing: Two more sharpshooters in police custody

Delhi Police on Monday arrested two more sharpshooters in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.

Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

20 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi
Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated that while many policies and changes may appear unpalatable, the entire country would reap the advantages in the future.

UP Boards: Kidnapper, murder-accused take exams behind bars, score 70%+

20 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh
UP Boards: Kidnapper, murder-accused take exams behind bars, score 70%+

Lokesh, a convict in a case involving kidnapping and forcing a woman to marry in Saharanpur, received 72% marks in Class 12 Uttar Pradesh Board examinations, as per a senior jail official.

Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

20 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

The Indian Army on Monday issued a notification for the first round of recruitment through the Agnipath scheme.

Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

20 Jun 2022

Bharat Bandh
Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

Heavy security arrangements amid Bharat Bandh have caused massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR.

What is masked Aadhaar and how to download it?

20 Jun 2022

India
What is masked Aadhaar and how to download it?

The Aadhaar, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is one of the most important documents for Indians and is used for most official purposes.

Assam floods: 11, including 2 cops, killed in 24 hours

20 Jun 2022

Assam Floods
Assam floods: 11, including 2 cops, killed in 24 hours

The devastating Assam floods worsened on Sunday, with the deluge killing 11 more people, including three children and two cops, bringing the total toll to 73.

Dehradun: 15-year-old arrested for raping 24-year-old five-star hotel staffer

20 Jun 2022

Uttarakhand
Dehradun: 15-year-old arrested for raping 24-year-old five-star hotel staffer

A 24-year-old housekeeping staff of a five-star hotel in the Uttarakhand capital of Dehradun was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy, the police said on Sunday.

Daredevil Kerala cop fights man with machete; video goes viral

20 Jun 2022

Kerala
Daredevil Kerala cop fights man with machete; video goes viral

A cop in Kerala has earned the fame of bravery after a video of him fighting with a man carrying a giant machete has gone viral on social media.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why toll agency terminated contract for UP's Purvanchal Expressway

20 Jun 2022

Purvanchal Expressway
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why toll agency terminated contract for UP's Purvanchal Expressway

The Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2021, is not even getting half the traffic as projected prompting the toll collection agency to quit.

COVID-19: India logs 12,781 fresh cases, 18 more fatalities
COVID-19: India logs 12,781 fresh cases, 18 more fatalities

India on Monday reported over 12,700 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of around 100 cases from the previous day.

Now, Anand Mahindra opens company doors for recruitment of Agniveers

20 Jun 2022

Anand Mahindra
Now, Anand Mahindra opens company doors for recruitment of Agniveers

Despite the ongoing unrest over the Centre's recently announced Agnipath military recruitment scheme, Mahindra Group Chairperson Anand Mahindra announced on Monday that youngsters trained under the scheme will be hired by the conglomerate.

Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

20 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

As the protests against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme spread to several states across the country, some organizations have called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on Monday prompting the administrations in the states to take preventive measures.

COVID-19: India logs 12,899 fresh cases, 15 more deaths

19 Jun 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19: India logs 12,899 fresh cases, 15 more deaths

India on Sunday reported nearly 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decrease of around 300 cases from the previous day.

No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

19 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence on Sunday stated that the Agnipath Scheme will not be rolled back, saying that such changes had been long overdue since the armed services sought to bring in more youth and experience.

Clinical trials for nasal COVID-19 vaccine complete: Bharat Biotech

19 Jun 2022

Bharat Biotech
Clinical trials for nasal COVID-19 vaccine complete: Bharat Biotech

The phase 3 clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 nasal vaccine have been completed, according to Dr. Krishna Ella, the company's Chairman and Managing Director.

SpiceJet plane makes emergency landing after wing catches fire

19 Jun 2022

SpiceJet
SpiceJet plane makes emergency landing after wing catches fire

A SpiceJet plane, which was a Boeing 737-800, was forced to make an emergency landing at Patna's Bihta Airforce Station on Sunday after its left wing caught fire, India Today reported.

Delhi man kills wife, sleeps with corpse in drunken state

19 Jun 2022

Delhi
Delhi man kills wife, sleeps with corpse in drunken state

The police have arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife in Delhi's Sultanpur locality.

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card
Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

Meet Abbas bhai, who Modi mentioned as friend in blog

19 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi
Meet Abbas bhai, who Modi mentioned as friend in blog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned his childhood buddy "Abbas bhai" in a blog post commemorating his mother's 100th birthday.

Agnipath: Protests spread to more states, over 360 trains canceled

19 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Agnipath: Protests spread to more states, over 360 trains canceled

Protests against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, the Centre's new armed forces recruitment program, continued for the fourth day.

Jaishankar on Prophet row: People's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted

19 Jun 2022

S Jaishankar
Jaishankar on Prophet row: People's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted

After the recent controversy over two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated on Saturday that "people's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted."

#NewsBytesExplainer: Is discovery of poliovirus in Kolkata cause for worry?

18 Jun 2022

Polio Vaccine
#NewsBytesExplainer: Is discovery of poliovirus in Kolkata cause for worry?

Amid reports of the resurgence of the poliovirus, a pathogen responsible for poliomyelitis (polio), in Kolkata, health experts have dispelled the fear and rubbished claims.

DRDO engineer held for leaking information on India's missile program
DRDO engineer held for leaking information on India's missile program

An engineer with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was arrested on Friday on charges of leaking sensitive information on India's missile development program.

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

18 Jun 2022

Rajnath Singh
Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

Cherrapunji receives record rainfall since 1995 amid floods in northeast

18 Jun 2022

Climate Change
Cherrapunji receives record rainfall since 1995 amid floods in northeast

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received a record-breaking 972 mm of rain in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Friday, just two days after receiving 811.6 mm of rain in a single day, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

J&K: 300 schools face closure due to affiliation with Jamaat-e-Islami

18 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: 300 schools face closure due to affiliation with Jamaat-e-Islami

With the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration cracking down on private schools allegedly run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT) affiliated with the banned Jamaat-e-Islami group, thousands of students are staring at an uncertain future.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why age relaxation in Agnipath scheme might be problematic?

18 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why age relaxation in Agnipath scheme might be problematic?

The Centre on Friday announced a one-time relaxation of the upper age limit for the Agnipath military recruitment scheme entrants this year, raising it from 21 to 23 years.

COVID-19: India reports 13,216 new cases, 23 more deaths
COVID-19: India reports 13,216 new cases, 23 more deaths

India on Saturday reported over 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 500 cases from the previous day.

J&K: Terrorists kill off-duty police sub-inspector in Pulwama

18 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Terrorists kill off-duty police sub-inspector in Pulwama

Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district saw the death of an off-duty police officer on Saturday amid a rise in targeted killings in the Kashmir Valley.

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

18 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday stated that a 10% reservation in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for "Agniveers."

Delhi: History-sheeter kills lover for insisting on marriage

18 Jun 2022

Delhi
Delhi: History-sheeter kills lover for insisting on marriage

The Delhi Police has arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly killing his partner in South West Delhi's Vasant Kunj area on May 24, an official said on Friday.

Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

18 Jun 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

Violent protests were witnessed across the country against the defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath, with a youth being shot and trains and vehicles torched even as assurances by the defence minister, home minister, and the Army chief failed to pacify protesters.

COVID-19: India logs 12,847 new cases, 14 more deaths

17 Jun 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19: India logs 12,847 new cases, 14 more deaths

India on Friday reported over 12,800 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 600 cases from the previous day.

Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

17 Jun 2022

Flood
Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, killing at least 16 people as water levels in key rivers are on the rise.

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