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12 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty
On the second day of the triple talaq hearing, CJI J.S. Khehar compared the practice to the death penalty - "abhorrent but still allowed".
12 May 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K- Jawan found dead at CRPF training center in Budgam
A CRPF jawan identified as Havaldar Anil Kumar was found dead in the Regional Training Centre of the CRPF in Humhama.
12 May 2017Assam
Assam- Six arrested for torturing, raping and killing 21-year-old
Six people, all likely teenagers, were arrested for allegedly torturing, raping and killing a 21-year-old in Assam's West Karbi Anglong district.
Assam to take forward Modi's 'Act East Policy'
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that his administration would set up an 'Act East' department to combine and take ahead the Centre's Act East Policy.
No saffronization in NCERT textbooks: NewsBytes RTI
There have been longstanding fears within certain segments of society of the possible saffronization of education by those in the RSS and other Hindu right wing groups since the Modi government came into power.
Chhattisgarh's "missing" toilets - Women seek to trace "stolen" toilets
A mother-daughter duo from Chhattisgarh's Amarpur village filed a police complaint stating two toilets from their house have gone "missing".
12 May 2017Delhi
Uphaar Cinema tragedy- Delhi HC upholds evidence tampering charges
The Delhi High Court has upheld charges of evidence tampering by a trial court against real estate brothers Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal over the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case.
12 May 2017Sonia Gandhi
Delhi HC says I-T Dept to investigate National Herald case
In a minor victory for Subramanian Swamy and a huge set back for Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, the Delhi HC has cleared the way for an Income Tax investigation into the National Herald case.
CS Karnan moves SC to recall 'illegal' jail order
After being charged with contempt of court on Tuesday, Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan moved the Supreme Court to recall the 9th May order, saying it was "illegal."
12 May 2017Pakistan News
BSF soldier killed in latest ceasefire violation
A BSF soldier was killed in the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia sector. The violation took place between 7-7:30 AM.
Now, obtain an M-Tech degree off campus from IIT-Madras
IIT Madras, is now offering its students the chance to obtain an M-Tech degree without being physically present at the campus.
12 May 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Terrorists involved in army officer Ummer Fayaz's killing, identified
Defence sources on Thursday said 6 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were involved in the kidnapping and murder of 22-year-old Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz from Kashmir.
Kolkata's Birla Planetarium, Asia's largest, to open after two years
Kolkata's MP Birla Planetarium, established in 1962 and one of India's oldest, is opening its doors to the public after over two years of renovation.
Cow to become India's national animal?
There's a new prospective contender for the post of national animal: the cow. Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind President Maulana Syed Arshad Madani has urged the government to consider this proposal, in the wake of an "atmosphere of fear" over cow vigilantes.
11 May 2017Maharashtra
Maharashtra govt to regulate river waters in state
The Maharashtra Government is considering a proposal to regulate all river waters in the state by bringing them under the government's ambit.
11 May 2017Narendra Modi
Railways begins cracking down on corruption within its ranks
The Indian Railways has begun cracking down on corruption within its ranks, after PM Modi asked for strict action against all corrupt officers.
11 May 2017Delhi Police
Despite stone-pelting, thousands of J&K youths apply in Delhi Police
Despite continuing stone-pelting against security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's youths have refused to bow down. Thousands still aspire to join the police.
11 May 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K- Slain officer was on leave to attend cousin's wedding
Lt. Ummer Fayaz from Kulgam was on leave for his cousin's wedding. At 10pm, terrorists barged into the ceremony and dragged the 22-year-old away.
11 May 2017Pakistan News
Pak violates ceasefire, woman killed along LoC
On 11th May, a woman was killed and her husband was injured in the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Nowshera sector in Rajouri.
11 May 2017Rajasthan
Rajasthan- At least 23 killed as wall collapses at wedding
At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured when the wall of a wedding hall in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district collapsed in a heavy storm. Casualties included four children.
11 May 2017India
India's foodgrain output forecast to hit a record in 2016-17
With robust production of wheat, rice, and pulses, India's foodgrain output would increase by 8.7% to a record-high 273.38 million ton in the 2016-17 crop year, according to the government's third advanced estimate.
Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families
Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government is planning to implement 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON), a new initiative which would provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families.
10 May 2017Bihar
Bihar govt's compensation cheque for Sukma martyr bounces
A cheque issued by the Bihar government to the family of one of the CRPF martyrs from the Sukma attack has bounced.
India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon
India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rainfall this time after El Nino conditions eased in the last few weeks, said the India Meteorological Department.
10 May 2017Nagpur
Railways kick-starts projects worth Rs. 5,500cr and other major initiatives
Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways is not chugging to a halt anytime soon, as a fresh batch of initiatives and the go-ahead for projects are here to ensure that the innovation drive doesn't lose its tandem.
10 May 2017West Bengal
West Bengal Imam issues fatwa against Muslims supporting BJP/RSS
In a bizarre move, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Syed Md Nurur Rahman Barkati, issued a fatwa against Muslims who support RSS and BJP, warning they would be ostracized.
SC goes paperless, PM launches integrated case management system
PM Narendra Modi has launched the Supreme Court's integrated case management system which will usher transparency, lessen manipulation and help litigants track their case status in real time.
J&K- Prisoner allegedly stripped, brutalized, kept hungry in police lockup
In a horrifying revelation, a former prisoner in J&K has alleged she was brutalized, stripped, beer bottles inserted into her vagina, and chilli powder sprinkled, while she was in police custody.
10 May 2017Yogi Adityanath
All govt school students in UP to get Aadhaar
Uttar Pradesh has now made Aadhaar mandatory for students of classes I to VIII in government schools.
10 May 2017Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Minister's son dies in rain-related accident
The son of Andhra Pradesh municipal administration minister P Narayana passed away when his car crashed into a metro rail pillar. He was along with a friend.
UP government takes a stand against triple talaq
Two days before the Supreme Court's hearing on the legality of triple talaq, the Uttar Pradesh government announced its viewpoint on the matter.
10 May 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K- Bullet-ridden body of army officer found
The bullet-ridden body of an army officer from Jammu and Kashmir was recovered from Shopian district of South Kashmir.
10 May 2017Delhi
Sonia Gandhi hospitalized for food poisoning
President of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, is currently hospitalized at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for food poisoning.
Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court for spying.
In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a registry of rare diseases to record information about patients suffering from such illnesses.
What is the best approach to solve India's Maoist problem?
Responses to Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India have heavily leaned towards security centric approaches, as seen through increased deployment of paramilitary forces and combing operations.
Natural disasters - How prepared are India's health systems?
Over 58.6% of Indian landmass is earthquake prone while 5,700km of 7,516km-long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.
09 May 2017Shashi Tharoor
Sunanda Pushkar Murder tapes- Perjury, lies... the list goes on
Republic TV exposed nine inconsistencies between their aired tapes and testimony presented to police by Shashi Tharoor and his right-hand man, Narayan, in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case.
09 May 2017Maoists
2000 CoBRA commandos to enter Sukma, eliminate Maoists
Sources stated that government is mobilizing over 2000 CoBRA commandos for deployment in Bastar to eliminate the Maoists in the region.
09 May 2017Jammu And Kashmir
J&K- Amid lack of terror-funds, a rise in bank robberies
As Indian security personnel thwart attempts at cross-border transfer of weapons and terror funds by Pakistan, there has been a spate in bank robberies and arm-snatching incidents.