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22 Jun 2017India
Green buildings: Government looks to save Rs. 35,000 crore annually
The Union Power Ministry has set an ambitious target to annually save Rs. 35,000 crore, through energy efficient construction. Units of electricity saved would then be used to power irrigation and illuminate homes.
22 Jun 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Encounter: Three terrorists killed in J&K's Pulwama
Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
22 Jun 2017India
Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary
16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.
How Jio contributed to the growth of mobile games
The huge discounts war triggered by Reliance Jio has led to a massive increase in the number of mobile gamers, and consequently, has benefited both domestic and international mobile game companies.
21 Jun 2017Chhattisgarh
Sukma killing of 25 jawans not human rights violation- CRPF
In a response to an RTI application, the CRPF has said the killing of 25 of its jawans by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma wasn't a "human rights violation".
No relief for Karnan as SC refuses suspension of imprisonment
The SC has refused to suspend a six-month jail term for former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, who was arrested yesterday after staying in hiding for more than a month.
21 Jun 2017Crime Against Women
Man gropes woman, asks if she doesn't like being touched
A Gurgaon man has been booked for allegedly repeatedly groping a co-passenger on a Delhi-Mumbai flight.
21 Jun 2017Pranab Mukherjee
Bengaluru cop wins hearts by prioritizing ambulance over presidential convoy
As the convoy of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approached the Trinity Circle in Bengaluru, traffic sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa spotted an ambulance making its way towards the junction from another road.
Mangalyaan: India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 1000 Earth days
India's first Mars Orbiter 'Mangalyaan', launched in Nov'13, has completed 1,000 Earth days in the Martian orbit on 19 June stated ISRO.
21 Jun 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Encounter- Two terrorists killed in J&K's Sopore
Security forces gunned down two terrorists in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore of Baramulla district.
21 Jun 2017Education
From next year, CBSE board exams to start in February
From the next academic session, Class X and XII students of CBSE will have to sit for their board exams a month earlier, in February.
International Yoga Day: Modi to grace UP this year
The stage is all set for the 3rd edition of International Yoga Day and PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath will be performing Yoga in Lucknow.
Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore
CS Karnan, a retired Calcutta High Court Justice, who was in hiding since 9 May was arrested today.
20 Jun 2017Delhi
Benami deals- Misa Bharti, husband Shailesh's property attached by IT
The IT department has attached 12 plots belonging to Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti, her husband Shailesh, sisters Chanda and Ragini and more members of the Yadav family.
20 Jun 2017Madhya Pradesh
15 farmers' suicides in MP in two weeks
In 24 hours, two farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh: one in Sehore, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's home district, and the other in Vidisha.
Transgender CISF constable gets recognized as male after four-year battle
After a four-year battle, a transgender cop who underwent a sex change surgery has been accepted as male by the CISF.
CBSE re-evaluation: Students demand answer sheets, extension of deadline
CBSE Class XII students are outraged after it emerged that there were gaps of 400% in original and corrected scores after re-evaluation of answer sheets.
20 Jun 2017Punjab
Punjab announces loan waivers for farmers worth Rs. 24,000cr
Punjab has announced loan waivers for its small and marginal farmers. The move is expected to benefit 10.25L farmers.
Buying used car? Keep an eye out for these factors
Used car market is steadily rising in India, as working millennials now prefer to travel according to their convenience instead of having to wait for public transport, or take that weekend trip to rejuvenate themselves.
20 Jun 2017Mumbai
Rebooted-Rajdhani: Travel from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours
Indian Railways is considering upgrading the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Howrah rail corridors to cut down travel time. By 2021, passengers might reach Delhi from Mumbai or Howrah in 12 hours instead of 17.
20 Jun 2017Patna
Aadhaar linking for land records not required, it's a hoax
While the government is getting its Aadhaar scheme implemented, it appears that some frauds out there are spreading false rumors regarding it, fuelling concerns of citizens, who are scurrying to get Aadhaar linked to their accounts.
The little eatery in Bengaluru which accepts bitcoin payments
A little known fact about a rather popular Maharashtrian cuisine eatery in Bengaluru called Suryawanshi Restaurant is that it accepts bitcoin payments.
25% of 'ODF' villages don't even have 100% toilet coverage?
According to official records, about 200,000 villages have been declared open-defecation free. Surprisingly, not all houses in one-fourth of them (about 50,000 villages) have toilets, according to central government data.
19 Jun 2017Hyderabad
Rent-a-womb scam: Hyderabad hospital held lowly-paid surrogates captive
A rent-a-womb scam was unearthed at Hyderabad's Sai Kiran Hospital when police found over 40 surrogate mothers confined inside a room.
19 Jun 2017Arun Jaitley
How GST will impact every household: Roti, Kapda aur Car
Under the new GST norms, coconut oil which is refined cooking oil, will be taxed at 5%.
Speed-breakers killed nine people daily in India in 2014-15
Data from the road transport ministry has revealed that speed-breakers are a leading cause of deaths in India. At least nine people die in about 30 accidents daily caused by the 'safeguards' of the road.
19 Jun 2017Meghalaya
NE floods- Indo-Bangladesh border fence damaged in many areas
Apart from affecting tens of thousands of people, floods in the northeast have given rise to security concerns.
Kerala's 'Gaza Street' under intelligence agencies' radar
Kerala has a new street that is of much interest to intelligence agencies. Officials are intrigued about this road in Thuruthi ward of Kasaragod municipality, that has been named 'Gaza'.
19 Jun 2017Rajasthan
Rajasthan: Report says 'lynched' activist died due to cardiac arrest
Post mortem of a Rajasthan activist who was allegedly lynched by municipality officials has contradicted his kin's claims. The report says he died of a cardiac arrest.
19 Jun 2017Bihar
Bihar: Minor girl allegedly raped, private parts mutilated
In a brutal crime, seven-eight men allegedly gang-raped and mutilated a young girl in Bihar before throwing her out of a train.
18 Jun 2017Meghalaya
3 killed in Meghalaya landslide, rescue operations underway
Three people were killed and two were reported missing after a massive landslide in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district.
Centre notifies changes to empower the differently-abled
The Centre will make a multitude of changes to provide greater accessibility to the differently-abled.
18 Jun 2017West Bengal
Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt
The violence in Darjeeling became violent today with the death of 1 person.
Errors In CBSE Class 12 results, discrepancies abound
The re-evaluation of CBSE scores has highlighted huge discrepancies in original and corrected scores. In certain cases, whopping gaps of up to 400% was recorded.
Sisters made to walk home in semi-naked state by school
In a shame incident in Bihar, 2 sisters from a private school were made to walk back home in a semi-naked state.
18 Jun 2017Delhi Police
Delhi Police nabs illegal racket selling old iPhones as new
Four persons were arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch for passing off old iPhones as new to unsuspecting customers.
Kerala woman now says Swami never raped her
In a bizarre turn of events, the Kerala law student who had severed a Godman's penis took back the allegations and said she was never assaulted by him.
Two civilians died in police firing each week during 2009-2015
At least 7 farmers in MP died when police opened fire at protesters in Mandsaur.
17 Jun 2017Jammu And Kashmir
Kulgam- LeT commander Junaid Mattoo confirmed dead, body recovered
Security forces recovered the body of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Junaid Mattoo alias Jana along with two others killed in an encounter on June 16.
17 Jun 2017India
Toilets on highways a fundamental right: Himachal Pradesh HC
The Himachal Pradesh HC ruled that public convenience facilities on highways are a fundamental right.