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14 Jan 2016India
World Bank: Newest opposer of Free Basics
Free Basics, the free but limiting internet service that has locked horns with Indian authorities, has found another opponent - the World Bank.
14 Jan 2016Kiku Sharda
Kiku Sharda gets bail, is detained and released again
Actor Kiku Sharda was granted bail hours after his arrest on a bond surety of Rs.1 lakh.
14 Jan 2016India
JeM Chief taken into 'protective custody' in Pak
In a sign of progress in the Pathankot attacks case, Pakistani authorities have claimed to have apprehended JeM Chief, Maulana Masood Azhar.
13 Jan 2016Kiku Sharda
Kiku Sharda's imitation of Ram Raheem gets him arrested
Haryana police arrested comedian/actor Kiku Sharda for imitating Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the self-styled spiritual guru.
Pakistan arrests several JeM members, seals offices
Several individuals belonging to JeM, which is suspected to have engineered the Pathankot terror attack, were arrested by Pakistani authorities.
SC comes down heavily on Prashant Bhushan's CPIL
Questioning the credentials of Prashant Bhushan's 'Centre for Public Interest Litigation' (CPIL), the Supreme Court asked how filing of public interest litigation had become the 'sole activity' of a NGO or professional body.
Marine Latorre won't return to India for SC hearing
Nicola Latorre, President of Senate Defence Committee announced that Massimiliano Latorre, the Italian marine who had suffered a stroke in New Delhi in 2014 and had flown back home would not be returning back.
30 dead baleen whales on Tiruchendur shore
Officials said 30 of the washed ashore baleen whales were dead near the Tiruchendur beach in this district.
SC suspends lifting of Jallikattu ban by Centre
The SC suspended the Centre's notification which lifted the Jallikattu ban.
New Defence Procurement Procedure to push 'Make in India'
The 2016 Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), to be effective from March, gives highest priority to Indigenous Design, Development and Manufacturing (IDDM).
Pakistan arrests suspects in connection with Pathankot attack
Pakistan announced that an unspecified number of people had been arrested in raids carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts.
SC: Sabarimala Temple cannot prohibit entry of women
Today, while hearing a PIL filed by Indian Young Lawyers' Association seeking entry for all women to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, the Supreme Court declared that no governing body could prohibit women from entering the famous temple.
Think of harsher punishment for child rape accused: SC
The Apex court has directed the Parliament to think of formulating laws that provide for harsher punishment for rape and abuse of minors.
Shani temple trust gets first woman President
Anita Shete became the first woman to be appointed as the President of the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district.
11 Jan 2016Delhi
Odd-even formula to extend for another week
The Delhi High Court stated that the odd-even formula, implemented by the AAP government will continue as scheduled until 15 January.
BJP lawmakers asked to return without visiting Malda
Three BJP parliamentarians - SS Ahluwalia, Bhupendra Yadav and BD Ram were sent on a "fact-finding" mission to Malda by party chief Amit Shah.
10 Jan 2016India
Young writer declines Sahitya award
A young Kannada writer, TK Dayanand, has written to the Karnataka Sahitya Academy, declining to accept the Sahitya Academy Award conferred upon him.
9 Jan 2016India
SC questions the whopping wages of FCI loaders
Supreme Court said that there was something "seriously wrong" with Food Corporation of India (FCI) where departmental labourers were paid Rs.4.5 lakh a month, more than President of India's salary.
8 Jan 2016Delhi
Delhi may extend odd-even formula
The Delhi government has stated that it may extend the odd-even traffic formula by another 15 days after 15 January.
Arrest warrant issued against MS Dhoni
A local court in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against MS Dhoni over his morphed picture of Lord Vishnu.
Ford Foundation to be removed from government's watch-list
The Indian government has decided to remove the Ford Foundation from the 'prior permission' category to receive foreign funds for its activities in India.
NIA traces terrorist's calls to Pak
As the investigation into the Pathankot attack continues, the NIA has released two Pakistan based phone numbers which were used by the terrorists during the attacks.
Amitabh Kant appointed NITI Aayog CEO
Amitabh Kant has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NITI Aayog.
Sushma Swaraj announces MEA-MOIA merger
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced the merger of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs today (MOIA), after her proposal for a merger was accepted by PM Narendra Modi.
India to directly switch to BS VI in 2020
The government has decided to adopt Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) norms all over India by 2020, four years before the previous government's deadline, following growing concerns of worsening air quality.
Amitabh to replace Aamir as 'Incredible India' ambassador
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to replace Aamir Khan as the new face of the 'Incredible India' campaign.
Kejriwal orders scrapping of quotas for nursery admissions
In a move that will benefit a large number of people, the Delhi government has scrapped management quota for nursery school admissions.
Gajendra Chauhan set to take charge of FTTI
Students of the FTII are ready to stage a "peaceful protest" at the institute on actor Gajendra Chauhan's arrival to take charge as chairman of the FTII Society.
West Bengal government asked for Malda violence report
The Union Home Ministry has asked the West Bengal government for a report on the violence that erupted in Malda where thousands of Muslims protested against Kamlesh Tiwari's derogatory comment against Prophet Mohammed.
6 Jan 2016Delhi
Can odd-even be restricted to a week: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court questioned the state government why it was essential to continue the odd-even traffic rule for further than a week, and asked if it could close the project directed towards curbing Delhi's pollution.
Search operations over suspected activity near Gurdaspur
Security agencies launched search operations around Tibri cantonment in Gurdaspur district on statements from civilians of suspicious activity around the area.
Sanjay Dutt set to become free on 27 February
Actor Sanjay Dutt who is in Pune's Yerawada jail in an arms case related to the 1993 Mumbai blast, is set to be released on February 27, a few days prior to his official release date.
5 Jan 2016India
All terrorists killed, Defence Min arrives in Pathankot
Officials have stated that all terrorists at the Pathankot Air Force base have been neutralized and combing operations are underway.
4 Jan 2016Delhi
Delhi tests odd-even scheme on Monday
Monday, the first full-working day after the implementation of the odd-even scheme, saw crowded buses and metros for the first few hours.
4 Jan 2016India
Six terrorists killed, UJC claims responsibility
Sources in the security establishment have confirmed that two more terrorists have been killed in the Pathankot Air Force base, taking the count to a total of 6 terrorists killed so far.
4 Jan 2016India
Earthquake shakes Manipur
An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude jolted northeastern India early Monday morning at around 4:36 am.
3 Jan 2015Indian Government
Govt to introduce DBT for Kerosene
After the success of paying subsidy to LPG users in their bank accounts, the government will from April 1 roll out a similar program for kerosene.
3 Jan 2016India
India asks Pak to control JeM, ISI
The Indian government traced back the identities of the terrorists to Bahawalpur in Pakistan, which is also the base of Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar.
3 Jan 2016India
Death toll climbs to 7 in Pathankot attack
A fresh grenade blast occurred at the Pathankot Air Force base this morning during combing operations by security forces who are sanitizing the base after a terrorist attack.
2 Jan 2016India
Terror attack grips Punjab's Pathankot air base
An air force base in Punjab's Pathankot district was attacked by a group of terrorists on Saturday morning.