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Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

The SC has referred the case on women's entry in Sabarimala to a Constitutional bench, which will decide if the current ban violates fundamental rights.

05 Jun 2017


China again refuses to support India entry into NSG

China has once again ruled out backing India's bid to become a member of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

23 May 2017


NSG- China seeks formula for non-NPT countries before considering India

On May 23, China said it won't support India's NSG bid unless a universal formula is created for applications from non-NPT signatory countries.

Benami properties to be turned into offices, residences

The government has stated that soon, benami properties in the country may be converted in to office spaces or residences. It is said to be a part of PM Modi's crackdown on corruption and black-money.

New BHIM-Aadhaar platform for merchants

PM Narendra Modi will launch a new BHIM-Aadhaar platform for merchants, on the 126th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

05 Apr 2017


China firm, but other countries may support India's NSG membership

It was reported on April 5 that some of the countries which opposed India's membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) may change their opinion and accept it instead.

New features to be rolled in the BHIM app

Continuing its aim of digitalization, the government has directed all banks to activate Aadhaar Pay, which enables transactions through fingerprints, by March end.

7 years of rigorous imprisonment for Benami Act violators

The Income Tax department stated that individuals found violating the Benami Transactions Act would invite 7 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) launched on iOS

Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), designed by the government to urge Indians to make cashless transactions, was launched on the iOS platform on Sunday.

08 Feb 2017

IT Department

No cash withdrawal limits from March 13: RBI

The RBI announced that all cash withdrawal limits on bank accounts would be lifted from March 13. Cash withdrawal limits for savings accounts has been raised to Rs.50,000 until 20 February.

08 Feb 2017

IT Department

25% ATMs running dry in India

Bank officials said that due to large scale withdrawals at the start of the month, over 25% of the ATMs in the country are without cash.

7 years jail for buying property under family members' name

According to the Benami Transactions Amendment Act 2016, individuals are prohibited from buying property in the name of family members, unless they are joint-holders of the property. Only property bought for spouse or children are exempt from this clause.

30 Jan 2017

IT Department

Limits on ATM cash withdrawals to cease 1st February onwards

According to a statement issued by the RBI, cash withdrawal limits placed on withdrawals from Current accounts/Cash credit accounts/Overdraft accounts stand withdrawn with immediate effect.

28 Jan 2017

Scheduled Castes

Mayawati's brother and his 70 ghost companies under scanner

An investigation has brought Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar in the centre of a corruption scandal.

28 Jan 2017

Union Budget

2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace

The 2017 Budget is expected to bring big relief to the lower income group.

26 Jan 2017

Scheduled Castes

IT Dept summons Mayawati's brother, sis-in-law

The Income Tax department has summoned BSP supremo Mayawati's brother and his wife over their possession of upscale properties in New Delhi, Noida and investments in companies promoted by them.

26 Jan 2017

IT Department

Old note exchange possible again?

Government sources stated that citizens will be given another opportunity to exchange the demonetized 500 and 1000 notes. However, this time the exchange will be only for limited amounts of cash.

23 Jan 2017

Union Budget

Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget

Sources stated that Rs.1 lakh crore dedicated fund for safety, which was announced a year ago, would have its first installment announced in the 2017 Budget.

21 Jan 2017

Union Budget

Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%

Sources said that the Centre may raise the service tax from 15% to 18% during the Budget 2017 as a precursor to rolling-out the GST.

20 Jan 2017

IT Department

IT Dept expands list of transactions under scanner

The IT Department has expanded the list of financial transactions under scrutiny, now including deposits up to Rs.2.5 lakh made during the demonetization period.

19 Jan 2017

Union Budget

Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of Commerce and Industry indicated that in the upcoming Union Budget, start-ups are likely to receive additional tax-benefits.

17 Jan 2017

Saudi Arabia

Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for manufacturing arms

The Defence Ministry has proposed the manufacturing of top-of-the-line fighters, warships and battle systems under 'Make in India.'

10 Jan 2017

Scheduled Castes

Mayawati's brother under IT radar

Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar's assets grew exceptionally during her tenure as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

03 Jan 2017

Indian Air Force

SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal SB Deo on Monday took over from Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as vice-chief of Air Staff.

BHIM becomes most popular Android app

Days after being launched, the government's online payments app BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile) has become the most popular Android app in India.

Five issues that could worry India in 2017

When 2016 was about to start, experts had predicted that five things would worry India the most in the year.

PM Modi's New Year's Eve address evokes mixed reactions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited New Year's Eve address to the nation evoked mixed reactions.

01 Jan 2017

Indian Air Force

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi stated that he would continue leading the Army's Eastern Command with "full professional sincerity" and had no intention of resigning.

Girls make India proud at 2016 Rio Olympics

India sent its largest ever contingent of 117 athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics held in August 2016.

31 Dec 2016

Indian Air Force

Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat was appointed the 26th Army Chief of India replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag.

Modi launches BHIM app for e-transactions

PM Modi launched a new application to facilitate e-transactions called Bhim (Bharat Interface for Money); it is said to be a modified version of the UPI and USSD.

30 Dec 2016

Virat Kohli

Stuff that made news in 2016

2016 wasn't just about popular celebrity controversies, politicians making funny statements, a sports-player breaking records or another terrorist attack somewhere in the world.

30 Dec 2016

Arjuna Award

India continues to dominate world kabaddi in 2016

The Indian men's and women's kabaddi team continued to dominate the world in 2016.

29 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Looking back at 2016

The year 2016 has witnessed several political upheavals both domestically as well as internationally.

29 Dec 2016


RBI provides loan repayment window of 90 days

After the central bank announced measures to increase the loan repayment window for borrowers to 60 days last month, the RBI has now announced that it will extend the window to 90 days.

29 Dec 2016


New draft proposal could pave way for India's NSG membership

In December 2016, a new draft proposal was distributed amongst the NSG members to make way for India's membership.

29 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabia

India second biggest arms purchaser worldwide

According to a new report, India is now the 2nd largest arms purchaser amongst all developing countries worldwide.

29 Dec 2016

Narendra Modi

Demonetization sees banks enter the corruption spotlight

Amidst rising bad loans, the country's banks are battling corruption scandals of money laundering with the demonetization move.

28 Dec 2016

Nitin Gadkari

Government set to launch Rs.5 lakh crore Sagarmala projects

The Government of India is looking to launch projects worth Rs.5 lakh crore for the Sagarmala initiative, report said.

27 Dec 2016

Narendra Modi

Kolkata bazaars: Vendors buying demonetized notes at a premium

With the demonetization effect sinking into the economy, many vendors across Kolkata's Burrabazar trading bazaar are accepting the invalid notes.