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RBI doesn't have note-counting machines: How is it affecting remonetization?
It has been recently revealed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is still waiting on 10 note counting machines from abroad, to count millions of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes collected during demonetization
GSI study unveils treasure trove of resources in Indian waters
In an exciting discovery, scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have uncovered vast resources of minerals and precious metals in deep sea waters around the Indian peninsula.
This Supreme Court judge can be impeached, if found guilty!
A probe against two sitting Odisha High Court judges saw the name of a senior Supreme Court Justice crop up during the course.
17 Jul 2017Ministry Of Home Affairs
Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry
As per the Law Ministry reports, the railways is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it has nearly 66,000 pending cases in courts.
16 Jul 2017Tamil Nadu
Post GST, sale of movie tickets goes down in TN
Post GST, theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have reported a 30% drop in the sale of tickets.
16 Jul 2017Road Accidents
Amarnath: 16 pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge
At least 16 pilgrims on the Amarnath yatra died and 35 others remain injured after a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in J&K's Ramban district on Sunday.
16 Jul 2017Delhi
2008 BMW hit-and-run case: Utsav Bhasin gets 2-years in prison
Utsav Bhasin, a businessman's son was sentenced to 2-years in prison for the 2008 BMW hit-and-run case.
16 Jul 2017India
Defence Modernization: Forces demand for Rs. 27,00,000 crore from GoI
In a bid to carry India's geo-strategic interests forward and handle threats from Pakistan and China, the Indian Armed Forces have asked for an allocation worth Rs 26.84 lakh crore over the next five years (2017-2022).
16 Jul 2017Narendra Modi
RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied
Another RTI request by Nutan Thakur seeking information on costs incurred in international trips by PM Modi and Manmohan Singh was denied.
16 Jul 2017Delhi
Delhi: 2017 set to record highest crime rate ever
With a rise of over 21% in crime in the first half of the year in the Capital region, this year could record the highest crime rate of all time.
15 Jul 2017Jammu And Kashmir
3 terrorists shot down near Tral (J&K), 1 in hiding
In an encounter ensuing between terrorists and security forces, 3 terrorists have been killed in Tral.
15 Jul 2017Delhi
Missing 13-year-old found; pregnant (and raped) refuses to return home
The 13-year-old girl who went missing from Taimur Nagar 2 months ago has been found, but her medical exam revealed that she was 3-weeks pregnant.
15 Jul 2017India
Truecaller report: India tops the world in spam calls!
The Truecaller blog has released a report offering insights into the incidence and frequency of spam calls across countries.
15 Jul 2017IndiGo
No sambar-vada, sandwiches, juice for DGCA
After Air India decided to stop serving non-veg food, DGCA has announced that it would discontinue serving special food items to its workers during official meetings to save funds.
15 Jul 2017India
Electing President: 33% of the electoral college has criminal cases
An analysis of the electoral college by the Association for Democratic Reforms revealed that amongst those who will be electing our President 33% have criminal cases against them.
15 Jul 2017Pakistan News
J&K: Rs. 20cr worth heroin smuggled from Pakistan seized
Jammu & Kashmir Police have seized 15kg heroin worth Rs. 20cr from two smugglers who were held at Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
15 Jul 2017Security
PDP MLA's driver held for connections in the Amarnath attack
PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir's driver has been detained by the Jammu & Kashmir police for his alleged connection with the Amarnath pilgrim attack.
15 Jul 2017Meghalaya
Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels
Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.
15 Jul 2017Narendra Modi
Kendriya Vidyalayas introduce video and programming games in their curriculum
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is collaborating with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories to create an advanced education system.
5.56 lakh people to be probed for cash-deposits during demonetization
In the second phase of Operation Clean Money, the Income Tax Department found that cash transactions of 5.56 lakh more taxpayers in the demonetization window didn't match with their income profiles.
14 Jul 2017Muslims
'If Muslims protest Ram temple, will obstruct Haj pilgrimage'
The controversy surrounding Ayodhya's Ram Mandir refuses to die down and the recent comment by a BJP MLA just raised it further.
14 Jul 2017Yogi Adityanath
Know all about PETN, deadly explosive found in UP Assembly!
PETN or Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, is a lethal plastic explosive belonging to the same chemical family as nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose.
NRIs must disclose foreign bank accounts in Indian I-T returns
A new provision has been added to the tax return form (ITR2) by income-tax authorities requiring all non-residential Indians (NRI) to disclose the details of their bank accounts outside India.
SC asks Centre about voting rights for NRIs
On 14th July, the Supreme Court (SC) had given the Central government one week to clarify how it plans to grant voting rights to Non Residential Indians (NRI).
14 Jul 2017Assam
Assam floods: 5 dead, over 17 lakh remain affected
Nearly five people lost their lives and over 17 lakh remain affected as the flood situation deteriorated in Assam.
14 Jul 2017Gujarat
Gujarat: 2 killed in community clashes, situation remains tense
At least two people were killed and several others got injured after violent clashes took place between the Bharwad and Rajput communities in Gujarat on Thursday.
14 Jul 2017Space News
Indian scientists discover galaxy 'supercluster', calls it Saraswati
Taking a giant leap for Indian space research, Indian astronomers discovered a supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of Pisces.
14 Jul 2017Bihar
Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests
The liquor ban in Bihar, its positive effects notwithstanding, has taken a toll on healthcare.
14 Jul 2017Karnataka
Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry
After reports of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara jail surfaced, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry on Thursday.
14 Jul 2017Gurugram
Gurugram residents are using this fridge to fight food wastage
A residential society in Gurugram has started a community fridge to reduce wastage of food and combat hunger.
13 Jul 2017Supreme Court Of India
Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court
After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.
New Cinematograph Act to let government take over Censor Board
The Draft Bill for the new Cinematograph Act is out and looks like the government will now be able to "take over the certification body under special circumstances".
13 Jul 2017State Bank of India (SBI)
SBI cuts NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%
The SBI has reduced charges for National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) by up to 75%, to be implemented from July 15.
Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to criminalize social boycott
Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to criminalize social boycott. The Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, prescribes up to three years in jail and maximum fine of Rs. 1L.
13 Jul 2017Delhi
CISF, world's 'best airport security', misses 'explosives' at Delhi's IGIA
About ten days after the Central Industrial Security Force was named the 'best airport security' in the world for its services at the Delhi Airport, reports have emerged that a dummy explosive managed to pass through at least two layers of security at the same airport.
13 Jul 2017Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Former NASA employee-turned-drug peddler nabbed
A 29-year-old former NASA employee was arrested in Hyderabad for dealing in narcotics.
13 Jul 2017Supreme Court Of India
EC's silence over barring convicted MLAs for life enrages SC
The Election Commission's brooding silence over the issue of barring convicted MLAs, MPs for life, enraged the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
13 Jul 2017Karnataka
Karnataka: No free condoms at govt hospital, youth protests
A government hospital at Tumkur in Karnataka saw a unique protest. Ganesh, a Chikkamagalur native, sat on a protest at the hospital when he discovered they weren't providing free condoms.
Dumping waste near Ganga? You can be fined Rs. 50,000
The NGT has directed a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on those who dump waste within a 500m radius from the Ganga's boundaries.
Report: India modernizing nuclear weapons to counter China
A new report by two top American nuclear experts says that India has estimated to have produced enough plutonium to build 150-200 warheads but has likely produced only 120-130.