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22 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Hafiz Saeed to be released after ten months' house arrest

A Pakistani court has ordered 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest after the government failed to submit any evidence against him.

15 Oct 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan drops charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Pakistani authorities dropped terrorism charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, and his outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

30 Jun 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan bans proxy outfit of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Amid the Donald Trump administration adopting a hard stance against Pakistan's support of terror groups, Islamabad has banned the Tehreek-eAzadi-Jammu & Kashmir backed by Hafiz Saeed.

28 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha

Lokpal: SC gives go-ahead for appointments without leader of opposition

Dismissing the Centre's arguments, the SC gave a go-ahead to the Lokpal Committee to appoint members despite the absence of a leader of opposition.

27 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha

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.

SC examining feasibility of playing National Anthem at Parliament, schools

A Supreme Court bench is currently examining the feasibility of making it mandatory for schools, public offices and Parliament to play the national anthem on all working days.

10 Apr 2017


Flipkart to re-enter the grocery sector

After months of deliberation, Flipkart announced its second foray into the grocery sector which makes up "80% of the units bought in India".

01 Mar 2017

Bay of Bengal

India tests homegrown supersonic interceptor missile

India successfully conducted the second test of the supersonic missile that is a part of India's Advance Air Defence system. It was used to intercept a Prithvi missile.

India's GDP increased by 7% in Q3

India's third quarter GDP grew at a faster-than-expected 7% pace despite demonetization in the quarter till December. It had been expected to grow 6.1% then.

SC: Not required to stand for National Anthem amid film

The Supreme Court has clarified that it is not compulsory to stand up if the national anthem is being played as a part of a movie or a scene therein.

Fake Rs. 2000 notes entering from Pak

Within 3 months of the demonetization move being announced, authorities revealed that fake Rs.2000 notes have already found their way to India.

12 Feb 2017

Bay of Bengal

India successfully test fires interceptor missile

India test-fired its interceptor missile successfully off the Odisha coast.

Caste bias cases maximum in Banaras Hindu University

In 2015-2016, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) topped the list of Central universities with maximum number of caste-based discrimination cases against Dalits.

31 Jan 2017

Delhi High Court

Govt moves SC to enforce drug ban

The Centre has approached the SC, challenging a Delhi HC order that overturned government notification banning 344 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs.

31 Jan 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan places 26/11 plotter Hafiz Saeed on house arrest

Early this year, Pakistani officials placed alleged 26/11 attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on house arrest in Lahore.

23 Jan 2017

Union Budget

Demonetization losses at Rs.20,000-50,000 per acre: Farmers

India's Farmers unions have stated that the agrarian sector suffered heavily because of demonetization and continues to do so.

Home Ministry issues guidelines for disabled during national anthem

In December 2016, the SC exempted the physically challenged for compulsorily standing for the national anthem played in cinema halls.

03 Jan 2017

Union Budget

Raipur farmers give free veggies to protest demonetization

Farmers in Raipur have resorted to giving 1 lakh kg of vegetables free of cost to protest the government's demonetization scheme.

13 Dec 2016

Qamar Javed Bajwa

New ISI chief seeks to break Indo-Afghan ties

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, the new chief of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI is allegedly looking to scuttle Indo-Afghan relations.

12 Dec 2016

Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pak's Army chief Bajwa removes ISI chief

Pakistan's new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa abruptly removed ISI Chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar; Bajwa did not name his replacement.

12 Dec 2016

Madhya Pradesh

Cops to be accountable for wrongful confinement

A People's Tribunal has suggested that police should be held responsible for wrongfully confining people on terror charges; the panel is headed by Retd Justice AP Shah.

Demonetization: High deposits worry IT officials

Deposits of the demonetized notes have so far reached 70% of the total value of currency that was demonetized; financial analysts say this means black money hoarders may have found a way to re-introduce their cash into the system.

Old notes won't be accepted at railways after 10 Dec

In a surprise announcement, the government stated that demonetized Rs.500 notes will not be accepted at railways counters post 10 December.

Govt waives service tax on credit/debit card transactions

In a move to bolster the transition to a cashless economy, the Centre has waived service taxes on credit/debit card transactions up to Rs.2000.

More measures to ease demonetization stress

The RBI stated that new 100 notes would soon be issued with additional security features; the old 100 notes would still be legal tender.

07 Dec 2016

Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan's new army chief meets Sharif

Pakistan's new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa held discussions with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security matters.

Toll plazas to accept old Rs.500 note till 15 Dec

Toll plazas across all national highways in India will accept payments through credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets; and old Rs.500 notes until 15 December.

New Rs.50, Rs.20 notes to be released

The RBI is set to release new Rs.50 and Rs.20 notes with enhanced security features; the old version of notes will still be valid.

Govt hardens stance as BJP worker caught with new notes

The government hardened its defence of the demonetization scheme kicking-off a Rs.16 crore campaign to counter claims made by the opposition.

ASSOCHAM, Bank Unions call upon Jaitley

ASSOCHAM has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking the lifting of the cap on current account withdrawals for corporates; they contend that these transactions are documented and verifiable.

Govt pushing forward to resolve cash-crunch

The RBI said it has recalibrated 1.8 lakh ATMs which can cow dispense the new denominations of currency; it said the remaining 20,000 ATMs will be recalibrated in a week.

Banks make efforts for smooth functioning on pay-day

Sources stated that the RBI and commercial banks in the country made efforts to ensure smooth functioning on pay-day; banks rationed cash supplies to ensure equitable distribution among branches.

Situation at banks escalates on payday

Banks have sought police protection after long queues and angry customers made for a volatile situation at all bank branches as people came to withdraw their salaries.

01 Dec 2016

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court cancels government ban on 344 FDC drugs

The Delhi High court revoked the government's ban on 344 Fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs based on over 450 petitions it received.

01 Dec 2016

Madhya Pradesh

Do we need to take a look at India's prisons?

The Punjab prison break is the second prison break to have happened in India in the course of a month.

SC: National anthem will be played in theaters

Supreme Court ruled today that the national anthem must be played in movie theatres across the country prior to the movie commencing.

Quarter 2 GDP grows at 7.3%

The GDP of Q2 FY16-17 grew at 7.3% at constant prices (2011-12).

Banks could run dry leaving many in a lurch

Demonetization has been throwing up new challenges over the last couple of weeks.

30 Nov 2016

Aruna Sundararajan

Uttar Pradesh - India's leading mobile manufacturing state

A report released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion placed Uttar Pradesh as India's topmost mobile manufacturing state.

30 Nov 2016

PVR Cinemas

SEBI directs PVR Cinemas' founder to explain its profit-sharing deals

Reports stated that SEBI has directed PVR Cinemas' owner to provide explanation on the company's agreement and profit-sharing deals with its investors that had not been disclosed to its shareholders.