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12 Apr 2017Supreme Court Of India
Demonetization: Another chance for deposit of scrapped notes possible
The SC will decide in July whether the government should reopen a window for people to deposit their old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.
12 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
1.7cr Indian households sleep and cook in one room: Study
A study on Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) by the housing ministry has revealed that a staggering 1.7 crore of Indian households do not have separate kitchens.
12 Apr 2017India
Demonetization: ATMs still short of cash by 30%
Cash infusion into ATMs is still running short by 30%, five months after demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, said Cash Logistics Association.
12 Apr 2017Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath's government announces provisions for electricity
On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government in its second cabinet meeting, promised an uninterrupted supply of electricity for 24 hours in district headquarters and 18 hours in rural areas.
12 Apr 2017Indian Railways
Railways will allow firms to run private freight trains
After hitting a record high in terms of profit Indian Railways' recently devised step will disrupt its monopoly in the transportation sector.
12 Apr 2017Assam
Assam's only all-women bank: KMUCB addresses women's financial concerns
Only 26% of Indian women hold an account with a formal financial institution.
12 Apr 2017Asia
Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in
When you look at the report card, it reads well. Indian tourism jumped 12 spots and is now at number 40 on World Economic Forum's Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.
11 Apr 2017Punjab
One in 8 Punjabis suffers from mental illness
Punjab has for long been considered the land of plenty that gives birth to strong and physically healthy people.
11 Apr 2017Gujarat
Juhapura, Gujarat's largest Muslim ghetto, mulls cow shelter
Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in Gujarat that is home to five lakh people, has become one of the first localities in the state to propose a cow shelter.
UP: Six AIIMS 25 medical colleges in the works
The Yogi Adityanath government has initiated the process of setting up six new AIIMS and 25 medical colleges in the state.
11 Apr 2017Vadodara
Prachi Sukhwani, with 80% vision loss, makes it to IIM-A!
21-year-old Prachi Sukhwani of Vadodara, who suffers 80% vision loss, is making headlines for her inspiring achievement: she has cracked the Common Admission Test for 2016 and made it to the premier Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad!
EVM tampering: 16 parties write to EC seeking paper ballots
After widespread allegations of EVM tampering, 16 political parties have approached the Election Commission and demanded that all future elections be held by paper ballot.
11 Apr 2017Madhya Pradesh
MP to become liquor free state soon: Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh announced that the state will soon move towards becoming a liquor-free state in a phased out manner.
Food wastage: Government to fix portion sizes in restaurants
Attempting to reduce food wastage, government of India is preparing to legally notify portion sizes served in restaurants and star hotels.
Army seeks approval for 370 new DSC platoons
The Army has sought approval for the creation of 370 new platoons (about 18,000 personnel) of the Defence Security Corps, for increased security around military establishments.
Teesta deal: B'desh PM rejects Mamata Banerjee's proposal
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina rejected West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's proposal of leaving the Teesta and sharing other rives instead.
11 Apr 2017Indian Ocean
Somali Piracy: Forces rescue hijacked Indian ship, two crew members
Somali security forces rescued an Indian cargo ship hijacked by pirates, but could save only two of the ten-men crew.
11 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Motor bill passed by Lok Sabha
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday; the bill seeks to curtail deaths and injuries caused by crashes and reform the road-transport sector.
11 Apr 2017Chikungunya
Delhi reports 79 chikungunya cases, 24 dengue cases in 2017
According to a report on vector-borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SMDC), 79 cases of chikungunya and 24 cases of dengue have already been reported in 2017.
Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul
A Pakistani Military Court on Monday awarded death-sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, for alleged espionage in Pakistan and inciting violence in Balochistan.
Soon, settle EPF claims through mobile phones
Approximately four crore members of the Employee Provident Fund Organization, the retirement fund body, will be able to settle claims such as EPF withdrawals through UMANG, a mobile application.
CWG Scam: Manmohan Singh PMO recommended Kalmadi's appointment, says PAC
Criticizing the Manmohan Singh PMO, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has adopted the politically controversial 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) report.
10 Apr 2017Supreme Court Of India
Breaking myths about Aadhaar: What's true, what's not?
The Modi-government has gradually extended the scope of Aadhaar and made it mandatory for various social welfare schemes, to the criticism of many.
10 Apr 2017Delhi
New Haryana road tax throws Ola, Uber out of gear
Commuters wishing to travel from Delhi to Gurugram have been facing inconveniences in the wake of a new motor tax by the Haryana government.
10 Apr 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Demonetization: 2,000 accounts opened at SBI Bareilly in 2 months
CBI has launched a probe into the opening of over 2,000 accounts post demonetization till December 31, at SBI's Civil Lines branch in Bareilly, allegedly to launder black money worth at least Rs. 8cr.
Uproar in Parliament over Tarun Vijay's 'racist' comments
Chaos rocked both Houses of Parliament over recent 'racist' comments by former BJP MP Tarun.
Pakistan sentences alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death
Pakistan has sentenced alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death, confirmed ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Dispute over starting point resolved
A dispute over the starting point for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train was finally resolved over the weekend, pushing forward the project.
10 Apr 2017Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar's idea for donation to martyrs gets life
On Valour Day on April 9, the government launched a web portal - 'BharatKeVeer' - where people can donate up to Rs. 15 lakh to families of jawans or Central Armed Police Forces officers martyred in the line of duty.
10 Apr 2017Lok Sabha
J&K: Four terrorists killed in foiled infiltration bid
Four terrorists were neutralized in an encounter at Keran sector of Kupwara district, in Jammu and Kashmir.
Digitalization: Consumer gets Rs. 1cr for transaction of Rs. 1,590
Six winners were selected by lottery under the government's digital payments promotion scheme.
10 Apr 2017Facebook
Bhadrak: Security personnel on alert, social media blocked
Curfew was temporarily suspended on April 9 in violence-hit Bhadrak; RAF and CRPF personnel, however, remained on alert and held a flag march.
10 Apr 2017Hyderabad
Complaint registered against BJP's T Raja Singh for hate speech
A police complaint has been filed against BJP MLA from Hyderabad, T Raja Singh, for indulging in hate speech at a Ram Navami event in Hyderabad.
09 Apr 2017DNA
'Mowgli' girl shifted to shelter; man claims to be father
The 'Mowgli' girl who was found in January was shifted to a home for the disabled in Lucknow.
Digi-dhan event concludes: President Mukherjee to declare mega prize winners
Government of India is set to wrap up its 100-day long Digi-Dhan Mela, launched after demonetization to encourage digital payments.
09 Apr 2017West Bengal
Demonetized notes now being exchanged via NRI loophole
Usually, NRIs send foreign perfumes and chocolates back home, and receive nostalgia-laden packages.
Take Torsa water, leave Teesta: Mamata to Bangladesh
As the talks between PM Modi and Bangladesh PM Hasina took place in Hyderabad House, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee continued to stress on the need to look at other proposals of settlement.
I-T raids: 100 locations searched across India for unaccounted money
I-T department recently raided over 100 locations across India, including in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and UP in a crackdown against unaccounted money.
09 Apr 2017Mumbai
Call centre scam: 24-yr-old mastermind arrested in multi-billion dollar racket
Thane police arrested Sagar Thakkar aka Shaggy, the 24-year-old mastermind of a massive call centre scam that conned hundreds of Americans of millions of dollars, after he was deported from Dubai.
08 Apr 2017AIADMK
Police arrest man who falsely claimed to be Jayalalithaa's son
A police team led by Central Crime Bureau inspector Anand Babu arrested J. Krishnamurthy, the man who claimed to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's son, yesterday.