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02 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.

01 Sep 2017


Indian policemen to lose decades-old khakis, get new 'smart uniforms'

Policemen across India are set to shed their British-era khaki uniforms. After five years of research, the National Institute of Design has come up with nine new prototypes.

01 Sep 2017

Mars Orbiter Mission

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), through its reliable cost-effective launches, has played a key role in ISRO's successes over the past two decades.

01 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.

01 Sep 2017

Bahujan Samaj Party

Criminals entering politics: Has it become normal?

As per the report from the Association of Democratic Reforms, 51 MPs and MLAs have been accused of crimes against women, which include alleged rape and abduction.

31 Aug 2017


IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

The law ministry has appointed former IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Sunil Arora is a 1980 batch ex-IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre who earlier served as I&B Secretary and as an advisor to Prasar Bharati.

31 Aug 2017

Narendra Modi

GDP growth in April-June quarter slides to 5.7%

As per data, the growth of Indian economy slumped to a three-year low in the April-June quarter.

31 Aug 2017

Space News

ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails

ISRO launched its navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H at 7 pm today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, but the mission was not successful.

31 Aug 2017


Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge

Looks like the government's awareness drive on the voluntariness of paying service charge at restaurants as well as the new GST regime are producing results.

31 Aug 2017

Andhra Pradesh

Indian Navy sailor Shabi facing termination for undergoing sex change

Indian Navy officer Shabi, formerly a man, is on the verge of termination for having undergone sex reassignment surgery.

31 Aug 2017

Sushma Swaraj

The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"

In what might help change the course of debates on marital rape, the Delhi HC has observed that forced sexual intercourse, even by lawfully-wedded spouses, is criminal.

31 Aug 2017

Indian Army

Indian Army to undergo reforms to boost combat capability

The Centre has announced a significant restructuring of the Indian Army in a bid to boost combat capability and streamlined expenditure.

31 Aug 2017


Investigation: Over 800 'firms' located at two vacant Delhi addresses

The menace of shell companies is an undeniable reality in India. Last month, PM Narendra Modi announced over 37,000 such firms have already been detected, and registrations of one lakh others have been cancelled.

What did India achieve from demonetization move?

Arun Jaitley, citing the recent RBI declaration that "99% of the old currency notes were back with the central bank", said that demonetization had a positive effect.

31 Aug 2017


China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff

Barely two days have passed since India and China agreed to end the Doklam standoff, but Beijing is back to making inflammatory statements.

31 Aug 2017


Youths in conflict-ridden Kashmir shine with their own start-up

Abrar Yaseen, Muazzam Khursheed and Haider Parveez could have been mistaken for just any college-going youngsters. Instead, they have managed to stand out by setting up their own start-up in conflict-ridden Kashmir.

31 Aug 2017

Bank of Baroda

Nifty 50: How does it actually work?

Post periodic review by India Index Services and Products (IISL), the National Stock Exchange's (NSE) will move ACC, Bank of Baroda, Tata Power and Tata Motors DVR from its benchmark Nifty 50 index.

30 Aug 2017


Blue Whale Challenge: Bengaluru sixth-most curious about the deadly game

India is so curious about the "Blue Whale Challenge" that seven of its cities featured on the list of top 10 global cities searching for the deadly game.

30 Aug 2017


Luxury cars/SUVs to cost more as govt okays cess hike

The Centre today approved a 10% hike in cess on luxury cars and SUVs - from 15% to 25%. This is in addition to sales tax.

30 Aug 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Centre issues flood alert for 12 states: Find out which

Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall".

30 Aug 2017


GST collection in July exceeds target, more revenue expected

As per reports, in July i.e. the first month under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the government has raked a whopping Rs. 92,283 crore as revenue, exceeding the target that it had set for itself.

30 Aug 2017

Aadhaar Card

Dec 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar for social benefits: Centre

The Centre has told the SC it will extend the deadline to mandatorily produce Aadhaar for social benefits till December 31.

1,000 rupee notes will not be re-introduced, says FinMin

Since there had been disequilibrium in the market after the introduction of Rs. 2,000 notes straight after Rs. 500, the center has recently introduced the new Rs. 200 notes.

30 Aug 2017

NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.

NTPC share-sale is expected to fetch govt Rs. 13,800 crore

Following Rs. 22,500 crore OFS in Coal India in 2014-15 and Rs. 15,200 crore IPO in 2010, the government will now conduct its third-biggest disinvestment deal.

CJI Khehar: What will he be remembered for?

Justice JS Khehar, the Chief Justice of India retired yesterday having served his seven-month-plus tenure.

29 Aug 2017

Narendra Modi

Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.

29 Aug 2017

Arjuna Award

It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand

To commemorate the birth anniversary of field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, Indian government, in 2012, designated the 29th of August as "National Sports Day."

The Tirupati Temple has just deposited 2,780kg gold with SBI

Guessing which is India's richest Hindu temple isn't hard, but estimating exactly how much it owns might be difficult.

29 Aug 2017


Tata Nano is perfect for Bangladesh, says Nitol Niloy's chairman

Tata Nano might have fizzled out in India but it's growing strong in Bangladesh.

India's first attempt to separate twins joined at the head

In a first, about 40 doctors in India are attempting to separate a pair of conjoined twins who are joined at the head.

29 Aug 2017

Nitish Kumar

Sharad Yadav's rebellion in JD(U): His reinvention or doom?

JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav has announced he still stands with the "Mahagathbandhan" despite Nitish Kumar's decision to break away. This came after JD(U) joined hands with the NDA .

29 Aug 2017

Future Group

Future Group wants to expand brand presence in tier-II cities

Future Group plans on increasing the proliferation of its smaller format stores in tier II and III cities.

28 Aug 2017

Pakistan News

India, Pakistan targeted by a "state-sponsored" cyber attack: Symantec

At a time when India is embroiled in conflicts with Pakistan, security firm Symantec discovered a cyber-attack against India and Pakistan that is likely "state-sponsored".

28 Aug 2017


Xiaomi's Mi 5X to launch in India on Sept 5?

After launching it in China, Xiaomi is now looking to release the Mi 5X in India reportedly on September 5.

28 Aug 2017

Pakistan News

Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive

Sohail Mahmood is set to take over as Pakistan's new high commissioner to India, a reason for positivity for New Delhi.

28 Aug 2017


'Super rich' businessman husband ordered to pay Rs. 4L alimony

In an eyebrow-raising case, a "super rich" husband has been directed by a Delhi court to pay his wife Rs. 4L monthly and an additional 15% raise annually!

Digital payments may get you 2% relief on GST

In order to promote Digital India and discourage cash payments, the center is now mulling on giving a 2% incentive over the applicable GST rate for payments made digitally on bills up to Rs. 2,000.

New Rs. 1,000 notes to come with enhanced security features

The Rs. 1,000 note, which went out of circulation last November, is making a comeback in a new avatar.