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02 Sep 2017Jharkhand
In MP, over 90 lakh cattle to get Aadhaar-like UIDs
Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to start work on a central scheme aimed at providing Aadhaar-like UID to cows.
03 May 2017Sunil Grover
Sunil Grover set to return as Dr. Mashur Gulati!
Sunil Grover fans will soon get to see him as Dr. Mashur Gulati after a long, long time.
28 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Modi's Israel Visit: Teen Murti Marg/Chowk renamed after Israeli cities
Delhi's Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk have been renamed after the Israeli city of Haifa. The New Delhi Municipal Council made the decision at a meeting chaired by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
25 Apr 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Fake passport: Chhota Rajan gets seven-year jail
One day after being convicted in a fake passport case, gangster Chhota Rajan and three others were sentenced to seven-year imprisonment.
25 Apr 2017Telangana
GST state ratification: Bihar follows Telangana, passes GST legislation
As the centre gears up to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st, Bihar became the second state after Telangana to pass laws creating the legal framework for implementing the four GST bills.
25 Apr 2017Hyderabad
Sushma Swaraj orders rescue of Hyderabad woman sold in Saudi
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked for a report from the Indian embassy in Riyadh over a Hyderabad woman who was allegedly sold for Rs. 3L to a Saudi Arabian citizen.
25 Apr 2017H-1B Visa
H-1B: Infosys, TCS received just 8.8% visas, says NASSCOM
After a US official accused Infosys and TCS of unfairly obtaining majority of the H-1B visas, NASSCOM stated that the two companies had received only 8.8% of the total number of visas issued in FY2015.
25 Apr 2017Delhi University
Chetan Bhagat might soon be part of Delhi University syllabus!
If all goes according to plan, Delhi University students who take up the Popular Fiction elective paper in their second year might soon be studying Chetan Bhagat's Five Point Someone.
25 Apr 2017Indian Army
India is fifth largest military spender: SIPRI report
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report on defence spending revealed key trends on military spending patterns of major powers.
25 Apr 2017Education
Degree admission cut-offs may reduce this academic year
On Monday, 32 education boards including the Central Board for Security Education (CBSE) agreed to let go of "spiking" students' marks via "moderation".
25 Apr 2017Space News
ISRO's next space adventure to Venus is now seeking proposals
ISRO has announced that it will start accepting proposals regarding space-based experiments to study Venus, as it gears up to accomplish its first voyage to the planet.
25 Apr 2017Madhya Pradesh
Heatwave in India: 4,620 deaths recorded in four years
Deadly heatwave in India claimed over 4,620 lives over the last four years.
25 Apr 2017Himachal Pradesh
Lawyers, English and one news that spoke volumes
Big B had once said on silver screen, "I can talk English, I can walk English.. I can run English, because English is such a funny language."
25 Apr 2017Madhya Pradesh
Indian Road Accidents: At least 410 people die every day
With the world's most unsafe roads and most people defying traffic rules, driving in India has become dangerous.
25 Apr 2017Bay of Bengal
Malabar 2017 to focus on anti-submarine warfare : Indian Navy
India and the US are set to conduct Malabar Exercise in July in Bay of Bengal. Termed America's largest military exercise conducted with non-NATO countries, this is the first major military drill under Donald Trump's Presidency.
24 Apr 2017Bollywood
Why are Bollywood biggies turning to web shorts?
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of web series and short films in recent times as more and more artistes take to the uncensored, free platform.
24 Apr 2017Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEBI to introduce new measures, to tighten grip on black-money
SEBI is aiming to take a series of stringent measures to ensure black money flow via P-Notes are eliminated. It also aims to introduce several reform measures to smoothen current hiccups.
24 Apr 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Court convicts Chhota Rajan for holding fake passport
In a special court, Central Bureau of Investigation judge Virender Kumar Goya has held underworld don Chhota Rajan guilty of holding a foreign passport and convicted him and three passport officers in the case.
24 Apr 2017Hyderabad
Hyderabad woman sold to Saudi Arabian kafeel for Rs. 3lakh
39-year-old Salma Begum of Hyderabad was allegedly cheated by two agents and sold off to a Saudi Arabian kafeel (sponsor) for Rs. 3 lakh.
24 Apr 2017Karnataka
6,00,000 litres of blood discarded in 5 years in India
Statistics have indicated that over 28 lakh units of blood have been discarded by hospitals and blood banks in India due to poor storage and coordination logistics.
24 Apr 2017Jharkhand
'Gau raksha' goes overboard: Now cows to get Aadhaar-like UIDs!
After tightening norms on smuggling and slaughter for the protection of cattle, the government seems to have gone a tad bit overboard in its 'gau raksha' mission.
24 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Modi's Israel visit: Multi-billion dollar defence deals to be signed
PM Modi is scheduled to visit Israel in July this year. Israeli Envoy Daniel Carmon terms it a "big visit" concerning expansion on bilateral co-operation across various key areas.
24 Apr 2017Maneka Gandhi
Female foeticide: Doctors recommend making sex determination tests mandatory!
In a surprising move, doctors in India have proposed a unique way to check female foeticide: make the currently-illegal sex determination tests mandatory.
24 Apr 2017All India Muslim Personal Law Board
Triple talaq and tech: National player gets 'divorced' on phone
When national-level netball player Shumaila Javed gave birth to a girl, she wasn't probably expecting what she received from her husband next: triple talaq over the phone.
24 Apr 2017Leicester
Illegal immigration: 38 Indians detained in UK
As many as 38 Indian nationals, including nine women, were detained by British immigration officials for overstaying their visas or working illegally.
24 Apr 2017H-1B Visa
TCS, Infosys, Cognizant are violating H-1B visa rules, says USA
In a White House press briefing, a senior official under Trump administration said that Indian tech giants TCS, Infosys and Cognizant are flouting H-1B visa rules.
24 Apr 2017Indian Railways
Mega railways app to encompass all existing IRCTC apps
PM Modi's Digital India move has found a kindred spirit in IRCTC as they solidify their stance with changing times.
24 Apr 2017Indian Army
New doctrine would facilitate Army, Navy, IAF co-ordination: Defence Ministry
The Union Defence Ministry is set to formally release India's Joint Defence Doctrine this week.
23 Apr 2017ICICI Bank
Guarding against ATM hacking
In 2016, India witnessed a massive financial data breach affecting thousands of customers.
23 Apr 2017Climate Change
First ever 'March for Science' held worldwide
In an attempt to promote the action of protecting the environment, 'March for Science' was celebrated worldwide coinciding the occasion of Earth Day.
23 Apr 2017Microsoft
Microsoft rehashes leave policy keeping fathers in mind
Microsoft India, in a welcoming change, has extended the time period of their paternity leave allocated to the male employees and has also introduced a family caregiver policy.
23 Apr 2017Asia
India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report
India retained the top spot among remittance-receiving countries despite a significant 8.9% drop in remittances in 2016.
23 Apr 2017Delhi
Assam has India's highest maternal deaths, text messages save lives
Assam has a maternal mortality ratio of 300 deaths per 100,000 live-births, the worst in India and almost the same as Ghana (321) and Sudan (325).
23 Apr 2017Sushma Swaraj
European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror
The European Union and India have agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation besides expanding engagement in a wide range of areas including trade, energy, environment, and maritime security.
22 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
India's obsession with English: Himachal judge drafts bizarre judgment!
When an SC bench received a judgement from a Himachal Pradesh judge, they could only stare in bemusement.
22 Apr 2017Sunil Grover
Sunil Grover to come up with his own show
Sunil Grover who rose to fame as Guthi in 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' is reportedly coming up with his own show now.
22 Apr 2017Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India
Soon, your kirana shops to sell Wi-Fi data packs
Data users will soon be able to buy low-cost Wi-Fi-powered data packs from community kirana shops and even the 'thela wallah', or street vendors.
22 Apr 2017Narendra Modi
Modi allays fears of uncalled-for corruption charges among bureaucrats
While addressing bureaucrats on Civil Services Day, PM Narendra Modi deviated from the set text and encouraged them to become "enablers" rather than "regulators".
22 Apr 2017Kerala
Student suicides: IIT-KGP boy found hanging in hostel room
Nidhin N, a fourth-year aerospace engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room in Nehru Hall B Block.
22 Apr 2017Air India
Air India lowers senior citizen concession age, but scam continues?
Air India has lowered the age for availing senior citizen concession from 63 to 60; the change will be effective immediately across all domestic fights.