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28 Apr 2017India
Forget anti-Romeo squads, address violent crimes: UP's women's rights activists
Since coming to power, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has identified women's safety as top priority. Anti-romeo squads were set up as a hallmark initiative to crackdown on eve-teasing.
28 Apr 2017India
Deep nexus: Swiss firm Roche allegedly blocked cheaper cancer drugs
Competition Commission of India, the country's anti-trust regulator, has ordered a probe against Swiss drug maker Roche, which was allegedly attempting to maintain monopoly in the breast cancer drug market.
UP CM Adityanath's security beefed up over terror threats
Intelligence agencies have received inputs that there may be an assassination attempt on UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. His Z-plus security has now been tightened to ensure that any attack can be foiled.
For the first time, free condoms for everyone in India
In the first such scheme, citizens in most major cities of India can now order in a minimum of one box of condoms - 144 pieces - for free.
27 Apr 2017Kumar Mangalam Birla
IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda steps down
Ashish Nanda, director of IIM Ahmedabad has decided to step down from his post.
27 Apr 2017Yogi Adityanath
CM Adityanath calls for resumption of Ramleela, Raaslila in UP
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the resumption of Ramleela and Raaslila in Ayodhya and Mathura respectively.
Parliamentary panel bats for reservation for transgenders
A parliamentary panel has recommended reservation for transgenders, observing they are the most marginalized section in the society.
27 Apr 2017Delhi Government
Delhi Metro: Minimum fare to be hiked to Rs. 10
A panel appointed by the Urban Development Ministry recommended that minimum fares for the Delhi Metro be hiked to Rs. 10 and the maximum fare be hiked to Rs. 50.
27 Apr 2017Mumbai
Gondia Crash: Instructor, trainee die after crash splits aircraft
Flight instructor captain Rajan Gupta (35) and trainee pilot Himani Kalyan (24) died when their aircraft crashed in the Wainganga River near the Maharashtra-MP border.
27 Apr 2017Solar Energy
IIT Roorkee scientists use Jamuns to make solar cells
Scientists at IIT Roorkee have found a way to make cheap solar cells using jamuns.
27 Apr 2017Bihar
VIP culture over Sukma martyrs: Truck halted for Nitish's convoy
A week after the central government banned beacons on vehicles to curb VIP culture, a vehicle carrying the body of one of the Sukma martyrs was halted to make way for CM Nitish Kumar's convoy.
Lokpal: SC raps Centre over delay in appointment
The SC rapped the Centre for delay in appointment of Lokpal, saying there was no justification for it.
Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights
PM Modi has launched the UDAN scheme to make air travel cheaper and improve connectivity between cities and small towns.
Facebook, WhatsApp, 20 other social media sites banned in Kashmir
Twenty-two social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp have been banned in Kashmir for a month or till further orders, allegedly as they were being misused to spread violence.
27 Apr 2017Ministry Of Home Affairs
Centre puts out hit-list against Maoist leadership
In response to the deadly Sukma attack that killed 25 CRPF jawans, the Centre has given security forces a hit-list of the top leadership of the Naxalite movement.
RBI to issue new Rs. 5, Rs. 10 coins
The RBI will issue new Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 coins on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Allahabad HC, and 125th year of the National Archives of India respectively.
27 Apr 2017Mumbai
Shifu Sanskriti's Sunil Kulkarni a crook, arrested several times
Police officer Shekhar Tore recalls arresting Sunil Kulkarni, head of the cult Shifu Sanskriti, in Pune 20 years ago for allegedly conning a home-loan seeker. He was suave, spoke fluent English, and easily trapped the gullible.
CRPF jawan loses kin, lashes out at Rajnath Singh
Another Facebook video of a frustrated CRPF jawan Pankaj Mishra surfaced where he spoke against Rajnath Singh after having lost a relative in the Sukma Maoist attack.
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Mother appeals against Pak death sentence
In an attempt to secure alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's release, India on Wednesday handed over an appeal seeking his acquittal, signed by Jadhav's mother, to Pakistan.
Army camp in Kupwara, Kashmir attacked, encounter on
The army camp at Chokibal in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir was attacked by terrorists on Thursday morning.
Bihar's cancer woes: Arsenic-contaminated drinking water affects lakhs
Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, a top cancer treatment facility, yearly gets around 25,000 patients from across India.
27 Apr 2017Indian Railways
Indian Railways is ready to have a digital overhaul
Indian Railways continues to surprise with the leaps it is taking towards digitization.
Indian drugs racket caters to US clients
A massive illegal drugs market in India has come to light after recent raids in different cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
Govt to impose access-control to improve highway efficiency
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has sent a proposal to the Centre seeking to upgrade certain important road corridors to access-controlled ones, to improve the efficiency of highway transport.
DGCA grounds foreign pilot over fudged medical records
The Directorate General for Civil Aviation has grounded an expat pilot working with an Indian charter company for allegedly fudging his medical records.
Namami Gange Programme: Is there any hope for this project?
The Namami Gange Programme was launched by the newly formed BJP government in 2014, in furtherance of PM Modi's vow to save Ganga ahead of his election.
26 Apr 2017Twitter
Harbhajan Singh lashes out at racist Jet Airways pilot
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter lambasting a Jet Airways pilot for manhandling a female passenger and hurling racist abuses at her and her physically-challenged friend.
Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam
PM Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam, on 24th May. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will traverse across the Brahmaputra River.
Indian hackers take down 500 Pakistani websites
Reports indicated that in response to Pakistani hackers attacking Indian universities' websites, Indian hackers have taken down over 500 Pakistani websites.
26 Apr 2017Delhi
Outraged, SC grants future bail for terror accused
Outraged at the slow pace of legal proceedings against alleged terrorist Gulzar Ahmed Wani, the Supreme Court stated that if the prosecution does not complete formalities by October 31, Wani would be released on bail on November 1.
26 Apr 2017Facebook
DU considers adding FB posts to Literature syllabus
The Delhi University English department's choice-based credit system core committee is considering introducing a course on writing Facebook posts for literature students, as a part of their "academic writing."
26 Apr 2017Education
All schools to have uniform Math, Science curriculum
All state school boards have agreed to follow the National Council on Educational Research and Training's curriculum for mathematics and science from classes 9-12.
Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.
26 Apr 2017Yogi Adityanath
Adityanath cancels 15 state holidays over shrinking academic session
The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled 15 public holidays which were based on the birth/death anniversaries of famous personalities. Instead, schools and colleges will educate children about these personalities on these days through special programmes.
NITI Aayog says farmers should pay income taxes
NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy proposed, at a news conference on Tuesday, that Indian farmers should start paying income tax.
26 Apr 2017Haryana
RTI: 5-star rooms, air-tickets for NRIs at Pravasi Haryana Divas
The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana has provided 384 5-star hotel rooms and over 200 air tickets for NRIs who attended the Pravasi Haryana Divas held at Kingdom of Dreams from January 10-11.
Army's 2-star Generals to attend short-courses to sharpen skills
The Army has cleared a proposal to allow Major Generals in the force to attend short-duration courses to sharpen their leadership skills, given the ever changing military technology landscape and geopolitical developments.
25 Apr 2017India
Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha booked; CBI files case
The Central Bureau of Investigation filed a case against former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, under Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).
25 Apr 2017India
IIT Delhi, AMU websites hacked, displays "Pakistan Zindabad"
At the time of publishing this story, the websites of IIT Delhi, AMU and DU were hacked.
25 Apr 2017Jharkhand
Water ministry website publishes Aadhaar details of scheme beneficiaries
In the first instance of Aadhaar data privacy breach by a central ministry, the Union Water and Sanitation Department was found to have uploaded on its website Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin.