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01 Mar 2017Narendra Modi
No sabotage in Kanpur derailment, says UP Railway Police chief
Days after PM Narendra Modi called the Kanpur train accident "a conspiracy by people sitting across the border", UP Railway Police DG Gopal Gupta told a video conference organized by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu that there was no sabotage.
01 Mar 2017India
India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners
In a gesture of good-will, India will release 39 Pakistanis who are currently lodged in Indian jails. Of these, 21 are prisoners who have completed their sentences, while 18 are fishermen who strayed into Indian waters.
01 Mar 2017India
CBI Court sentences SIMI Chief to life
Safdar Nagori, Chief of 'Students Islamic Movement of India' (SIMI) along with 10 members of the terrorist outfit have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Indore.
BBC banned from tiger reserves for 5 years
BBC and its South Asian correspondent Justin Rowlatt have been banned from all tiger reserves in India for a period of five years.
India's GDP increased by 7% in Q3
India's third quarter GDP grew at a faster-than-expected 7% pace despite demonetization in the quarter till December. It had been expected to grow 6.1% then.
28 Feb 2017Supreme Court Of India
SC rejects plea to abort foetus with Down Syndrome
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition that sought to allow the abortion of a 26 week old foetus that has been identified to have 'Down Syndrome'.
28 Feb 2017Haryana
"Women wearing jeans, 'men's clothes' should be drowned in sea"
A video featuring a Kerala pastor has gone viral, where he says "sinner" women who wear jeans and "men's clothing" should be drowned in the sea with rocks tied to their bodies.
28 Feb 2017Delhi
Black money: Govt planning to close 6-7 lakh shell companies
The government is planning to close 6-7 lakh shell companies, many of which had deposited large amounts in banks post demonetization.
Pellet guns being redesigned for less injuries, says CRPF director
CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad said pellet guns are being redesigned with aluminium shields on the muzzle end so as to cause only pain, and not lethal injury.
28 Feb 2017Karnataka
CBI files criminal cases against 21 colleges in Andhra, Karnataka
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently filed a criminal case against 21 teacher training institutions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for violation of norms laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). However, it says more colleges might be included in the list.
Only 10 entities got tax benefits under Start-up India
Data revealed that since April 2016, only 10 entities have been approved to receive tax benefits under the "Start-up India" scheme.
27 Feb 2017Pune
Arrests made in Army recruitment exam leak
21 people have been arrested from Pune, Nagpur and Panaji in connection with leaking papers of an army recruitment exam: among those arrested include a retired army officer and a paramilitary officer.
27 Feb 2017Manohar Lal Khattar
Jats to not celebrate Holi this year
The 'All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti' (AIJASS) announced its decision to not celebrate Holi this year.
27 Feb 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
DU student gets rape threats for protesting ABVP on FB
LSR student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, has allegedly received rape threats after her social media campaign against the ABVP went viral.
27 Feb 2017India
Maharashtra bar workers' association move SC against ban on dancers
Under the banner 'Bharatiya Bargirls Union', Maharashtra's bar workers, including singers and waitresses, have moved the Supreme Court, challenging a 2016 state law prohibiting dances by women in such places.
27 Feb 2017Delhi
Delhi Diwali pollution getting worse every year
In a report, the Central Pollution Control Board has found that levels of air pollution due to Diwali in northern India are getting worse every year.
27 Feb 2017India
Kerala ISIS youth killed in Afghanistan
The family of a man from Kerala who went to join ISIS, received a text message saying their son was killed in Afghanistan.
26 Feb 2017Nirmala Sitharaman
India says WTO is raking up controversial new issues
India accused WTO of raking up new issues like e-commerce and investment facilitation, despite opposition from large majority of members.
26 Feb 2017India
Universal Basic Income only after withdrawing current schemes: Arvind
Universal Basic Income (UBI) can only be implemented after existing welfare schemes are withdrawn, said Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, as the total costs will otherwise be extremely high.
26 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
30% increase in road accidents on Yamuna Expressway since 2015
An RTI query has revealed that as compared to 919 accidents in 2015, 1,193 took place on the Yamuna Expressway in 2016, registering an increase of 30%.
26 Feb 2017Jagadesh Kumar
400 international academicians say JNU's "culture under serious threat"
Over 400 academicians from global varsities, including Harvard, Cambridge and Yale, have written to JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar, urging authorities to "act decisively to protect the future of JNU as an internationally renowned university of academic excellence".
25 Feb 2017India
Five crore Indians suffering from depression, says WHO
A WHO study revealed that of 322 million people suffering from depression worldwide, over five crore are in India (4.5% of population). Three crore (3% of population) are dealing with anxiety disorders.
25 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
Cong slams PM over remarks on Kanpur train accident
Congress slammed PM Narendra Modi over his comments on the Kanpur train accident, after he said in a Gonda rally that "conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal)".
24 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
On Amma's birthday, niece Deepa launches new political outfit
Jayalalithaa's niece, Deepa Jayakumar has announced launch of a new front - 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai': she said it's a platform and federation but didn't call it a 'political outfit'.
24 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary celebrations
Today is recently deceased J Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary.
24 Feb 2017Madhya Pradesh
Chairman of recruitment board, Bihar, arrested in exam scam
According to reports, the chairman of Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) has been arrested in connection with a question paper leak case.
24 Feb 2017Delhi Police
3 firms under probe for illegally using Aadhaar biometrics
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) lodged a criminal complaint with the cyber cell of Delhi Police against three firms for attempting unauthorized authentication and impersonation by using stored Aadhaar biometrics.
24 Feb 2017Indian Air Force
IAF 'Super Hercules' in another crash
A C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft which was involved in an unusual accident while taxing at a Ladakh airfield is now the subject of a high-level court inquiry.
24 Feb 2017All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
CRPF CO Chetan Cheeta critical but stable
According to a recently released medical bulletin, Commanding Officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Chetan Cheeta remains critical but stable.
23 Feb 2017Kerala
Kerala governor announces sex-offenders registry
Kerala Governor, P Sathasivam, has announced that Kerala will be creating a sex-offenders registry.
23 Feb 2017India
AgustaWestland: Delhi HC defers hearing CBI plea
The Delhi High Court has deferred a hearing on a plea by the CBI, challenging the bail granted to former Air Chief SP Tyagi, accused in the AgustaWestland case.
22 Feb 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
Students and journalists injured during college protest
Nearly 20 students were injured during college protest that broke out at Delhi University's Ramjas college earlier today.
22 Feb 2017India
Maternity leave doubled for industrial female employees
The Labour and Employment Ministry released an executive order allowing female industrial workers to take six months' maternity leave.
22 Feb 2017India
Indian doctor rescued after 18 months in Libya
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Tuesday night about the rescue of Dr. Ramamurthy Kosanam who was abducted in Libya 18 months ago.
22 Feb 2017Delhi
Vigilance Department detects 'scam' in AAP's Mohalla clinics
Delhi Government's vigilance department has written to Directorate General of Health Services and Chief Medical District Officer and raised multiple "operational" issues concerning Mohalla Clinics.
22 Feb 2017Indian Air Force
IAF Sergeant, wife arrested for murdering an IAF Corporal
A Sergeant with the Indian Air Force (IAF) along with his wife was arrested by the Bathinda Police for murdering his colleague.
22 Feb 2017Indian Railways
PMO warns Railways, asks to fix safety issues
In the wake of several railway accidents that left over 225 dead, the Prime Minister's Office has written to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, indicating displeasure with the department's performance.
22 Feb 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice
Former ISRO scientist SN Narayanan was wrongfully accused of being involved in a sex-spy scandal in the mid-90s.
22 Feb 2017Supreme Court Of India
Rohit Vermula declared non-Dalit on just two testimonies
A recent AP government-ordered probe declared Hyderabad scholar Rohith Vemula an OBC and not a Dalit, based on opinions of only his estranged father and paternal grandmother, and ignored five other interviewees.
21 Feb 2017Delhi
Kashmir: New army policy to counter stone-pelters
A review committee has recommended changes in the army's operating policy in Kashmir, to adapt to the menace of stone pelting civilians.