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08 Aug 2017

Bharti Airtel

SEBI's conditional nod to Idea-Vodafone merger: What are the terms?

The SEBI has given a conditional nod to the $23bn Idea-Vodafone merger, subject to the outcome of an ongoing probe over allegations that an Idea promoter had bought 0.23% shares in violation of laws.

07 Jul 2017


SC stays order on declaring Ganga, Yamuna as 'living entity'

The Supreme Court stayed Uttarakhand High Court's order in declaring both River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities this Friday after the state government challenged the High Court's order.

12 Jun 2017


Living entity: Rs. 100cr fine, 7-year jail for hurting Ganga

The draft on the new National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Bill 2017 recommends imprisonment of upto seven years and fines of upto Rs. 100cr for "offences" against the river, including blocking its flow, constructing unauthorized jetties, or quarrying the banks.

30 May 2017

Babri Masjid

Babri Masjid- Conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and others

A special CBI court framed conspiracy charges against BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others under section 120(b) of the IPC in the Babri Masjid demolition case; all have been granted bail.

07 May 2017

Section 498A

No compensation for rape accused wrongly jailed for 7 years

Bombay HC has refused a plea by rape accused Gopal Shetye, who was jailed in 2009 and acquitted 7 years later. He had sought Rs. 200cr as compensation.

21 Apr 2017

The Viral Fever

Author Rashmi Bansal says Murthy touched her, made inappropriate advances

Rashmi Bansal, author of 'Stay hungry, Stay foolish' has come forward accusing Mahesh Murthy of having inappropriate propositioning and physically touching her.

19 Apr 2017

Babri Masjid

Babri Masjid: SC reinstates conspiracy charges against Advani, others

The Supreme Court has re-imposed charges of conspiracy against LK Advani, MM Joshi and other senior BJP leaders over the Babri Masjid demolition case.

17 Apr 2017

Travel And Tourism

AI to fine unruly passengers up to Rs.15 lakh fine

To tackle the menace of unruly passengers Air India will impose a fine of up to Rs. 15 lakh for unruly passengers who cause delays of 2 hours or more.

17 Apr 2017

Travel And Tourism

More autonomy for AI airport managers to check unruly flyers

Air India is mulling more autonomy to its airport managers to check incidents of unruly passengers.

Madhesi protests: Nepal tables constitution amendment bill

Ahead of elections next month, the Nepal government has proposed a federal commission to study and recommend changes to number of provinces and their boundaries, in an attempt to appease the protesting Madhesi community.

12 Apr 2017

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

No involvement of ISIS in Agra blasts, Rajya Sabha told

Police have found no evidence of involvement of ISIS in the recent explosions in Agra, or of the Taj Mahal being a target, Rajya Sabha was told.

07 Apr 2017


Urjit Patel disapproves of farm loan waivers

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has raised a red flag about state governments providing farm loan waivers.

06 Apr 2017

Babri Masjid

CBI: Advani, others BJP leaders part of Babri Masjid conspiracy

The CBI argued in the Supreme Court that senior BJP leader LK Advani and 12 others should be charged with conspiracy over the Babri Masjid's demolition.

05 Apr 2017


CM Adityanath waives off Rs. 36,359crore loan for UP farmers

Sticking to their promises, crop loans of upto Rs. 1 lakh were decided to be waived off by the BJP-led UP government.

02 Apr 2017

Prime Minister

Modi to inaugurate India's longest tunnel in J&K

PM Modi is set to inaugurate the 10.8 kilometre Chenani-Nashri road tunnel, India's longest tunnel, along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Modi will also address a public rally at Battal Ballian in Udhampur.

01 Apr 2017

Prime Minister

New tunnel a lifeline for Jammu & Kashmir

The bi-directional road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is said to be Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel and will reportedly reduce the travelling distance between Jammu and Srinagar by 40 km.

SC denies permission for abortion of foetus with severe disabilities

The SC denied permission for abortion to a pregnant woman despite a medical report detecting the foetus with Type-2 Arnold-Chiari malformation, implying severe physical and mental disabilities.

24 Mar 2017

Travel And Tourism

Air India mulls own no-fly list after Sena MP's attack

After Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer for being seated in economy class, the carrier is mulling its own no-fly list to bar such passengers.

CM Fadnavis promises security, doctors call off strike

On Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had promised full support and security to resident doctors who have been on strike against being assaulted by patients' relatives.

BCCI hikes fee for Indian cricketers

World's richest cricketing body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has doubled the annual retainer fees and also hiked the match fees across all formats.

Bombay HC orders striking docs to resume work

Asking Maharashtra Police to provide ample security to all government hospitals, the Bombay HC ordered all striking resident doctors in the state to end their strike immediately.

23 Mar 2017

The Viral Fever

Sexual Harassment in India: Law, liability and things to know

Recent times have seen a surge in high profile cases on sexual harassment. Accusations have hit employees of major corporates like Uber, PSU's like Air India, and recently in the start-up world, like The Viral Fever.

23 Mar 2017

Prime Minister

J&K to get India's longest road tunnel in April

India's longest road tunnel, the 9-km Nashiri tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, will be thrown open to the public on April 2.

Attacks on doctors: One in two doctors faces violence

One in every two doctors at public hospitals faces violence, according to a survey conducted at Maulana Azad Medical College.

22 Mar 2017

Babri Masjid

Babri Masjid Dispute: What did Supreme Court say?

A three judge bench of the Supreme Court suggested that an out of court settlement was the best recourse to the Ayodhya dispute. Offering to act as mediator, the CJI also suggested that the parties choose mediators on their own.

21 Mar 2017


UP farm loan waiver could hit banks: Says SBI Report

A Report released by State Bank of India (SBI) noted that carrying out the promised farm loan waiver in UP could cost banks a whopping Rs. 27,420 crore.

21 Mar 2017

HP India

Asia's first HP Virtual Reality Lounge is now in Noida

Movie goers in India can now opt for it - to have a more immersive and interactive experience than the regular affair.

Job reservation for acid attack victims remains undecided

Months after the Centre announced categorization of acid attack victims as 'disabled' to ensure them reservation in jobs, a notification on the matter still remains pending, with no specific deadline mentioned.

Indo-US logistics pact faces delays

The much awaited Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement between India and the US is reportedly facing several bureaucratic hurdles due to slow-decision making on the Indian side.

20 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel

Idea Vodafone merger: A deal of necessity rather than luxury

Idea cellular board has finally agreed a merger with Vodafone.

20 Mar 2017


Ganges is now a living entity: Uttarakhand HC

In March, the Uttarakhand High Court had declared that the river Ganges is a living entity.

20 Mar 2017


There has been no data leak says McDonald's India

In a statement issued by McDonald's India (South and West), the firm vehemently denied that there was any data leak.

19 Mar 2017

Bal Thackeray

Who is Yogi Adityanath?

The BJP's choice of hardball Hindutva advocate Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of UP has raised quite an uproar across India with liberals asking "Why?" and Hindu nationalists retorting "Why not?".

U-17 FIFA WC will change Indian football: Kushal Das

General secretary of All India Football Federation (AIFF) Kushal Das said that the face of Indian football will change after the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in October this year.

18 Mar 2017

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

2 blasts outside Agra's Cantonment railway station

Authorities said two explosions went off outside the cantonment railway station, Agra. There have been no reports of injuries/casualties.

Demonetization: Rs. 6000 crore tax so far on unaccounted money

Sources revealed that the government has collected over Rs. 6000crore on unaccounted money deposits made by people after demonetization.

17 Mar 2017


Long wait over for comprehensive health care guarantee

Decades in the making, the National Health Policy was finally launched in the Parliament, aiming to raise public expenditure in health sector.

17 Mar 2017

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Pro-ISIS groups vows attacks on Taj Mahal

A pro-ISIS group warned of conducting attacks in India, and published a picture of the Taj Mahal as a possible target.

Indian start-ups go through nightmarish week

The often "over-glamorised" Indian start-up ecosystem went through a dismal week coloured by accusations of sexual harassment, incidents of bankruptcy, and ugly family feuds.

16 Mar 2017


India leans towards smarter planning of wedding expenses

A Tata-Capital Survey revealed that 58% Indians would prefer loans to finance their weddings, even if a significant number of respondents were unaware of such loans.