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03 Nov 2017

Yogi Adityanath

NTPC blast: Death toll rises to 30, many still critical

The death toll in the NTPC's Unchahar power plant explosion has risen to 30 even as about 100 injured workers continue undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

02 Nov 2017

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

No plan of declaring khichdi India's national dish: Minister clarifies

A day after reports about 'khichdi' being declared India's national dish went viral, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal dismissed the rumors.

Supreme Court asked to ban convicted politicians from contesting elections

In an attempt to decriminalize Indian politics, the Election Commission has asked the Supreme Court to ban convicted parliamentarians and MLAs from contesting elections.

01 Nov 2017

Rajnath Singh

Expert: China should teach border troops Hindi to prevent misunderstandings

China should teach Hindi to its troops deployed along the Sino-Indian border in order to prevent any "unnecessary" misunderstandings, according to Hu Zhiyong, a Shanghai-based international affairs expert.

01 Nov 2017


WhatsApp Pay: You can soon make payments on WhatsApp

The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, is set to introduce a new in-chat UPI-based payments feature in the coming months, enabling its over one billion users to transfer funds directly from the app.

01 Nov 2017


Don't talk to me: Indrani writes to husband Peter

It seems husband-wife squabbles for Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, alleged killers of daughter Sheena, are not yet over, even when they are close to divorce.

01 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Rahul: GST, note ban have ruined ease of doing business

The day after World Bank (WB) noted that India's business climate has improved, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi said that demonetization and goods and services tax (GST) have ruined ease of doing business.

01 Nov 2017


Is Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train viable? Over 40% seats go vacant

In September, India kickstarted its journey towards the launch of its first bullet train. For the project, India got a soft loan of Rs. 88,000cr from Japan.

01 Nov 2017

Indian Navy

Govt. clears Rs. 21,738 crore project to 111 naval helicopters

The procurement of 111 naval utility helicopters (NUH) worth Rs. 21,738 crore for the Indian Navy has been approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

01 Nov 2017


Aishwarya Rai turns 44: 5 Iconic movies by the actress

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is not only hailed as the most beautiful woman in India but has also grabbed eyeballs in the west because of her enchanting beauty, turns 44 today.

01 Nov 2017


Your favorite hookah bar in Delhi might lose its license

Delhi has banned hookah bars in the national capital effective immediately. Licenses of establishments serving hookahs will be revoked.

01 Nov 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Vyapam scam: CM Chouhan gets clean chit, 490 charged

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths gave a clean chit to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the multicrore Vyapam examination scam.

01 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Survey: 43% Indians paid bribes in the last one year

If you thought corruption in India is on a downward trajectory, a recent survey by LocalCircles will tell you otherwise.

01 Nov 2017


'Sing anthem or go to Pakistan': Rule for Jaipur employees

Jaipur civic body employees will now have to compulsorily attend renditions of the national anthem before work and the national song after work daily.

01 Nov 2017

Delhi High Court

Dengue virus behind many fatal outbreaks discovered in India

For the first time, Indian scientists have confirmed the presence of the Asian genotype of the DENV-1, a Dengue virus, in the country.

01 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

India breaks into top-100 in World Bank's "Doing Business" report

The World Bank's "Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs" report has been released, and India stunned the world by jumping 30 places on the index, which ranked India 100 out of 190 countries.

Playing XI Prediction: Ind-NZ 1st T20I

After securing victory in ODI series, India buckle up to take on the visiting New Zealand team in the three-match T20I series beginning tomorrow.

Javadekar announces additional OBC quota for National Talent Search Examination

The National Talent Search Examination Stage-II conducted by NCERT will feature reservations for students belonging to the other backward classes (OBC), Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced.

31 Oct 2017


China rejects report of planned tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China has rejected a media report stating that it planned to construct a 1,000km tunnel in a bid to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet, bordering Arunachal Pradesh, to its arid Xinjiang region.

31 Oct 2017

Climate Change

Indoor air pollution killed 1.24 lakh Indians prematurely

A report published in a renowned medical journal, Lancet, has shown that indoor air pollution was responsible for 1.24 lakh premature deaths per one million people in India in 2015.

31 Oct 2017


IPS officer arrested for cheating while giving UPSC exam

Chennai police have arrested a trainee IPS officer after he was caught cheating by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) while giving the Union Public Service Commission (Main) Examinations.

31 Oct 2017

Nokia Mobiles

Budget-friendly Nokia2 launched for Rs. 7500: Know all about it!

HMD Global has finally launched the much-awaited Nokia 2 smartphone at 99 (around Rs. 7,500) in an event in India.

31 Oct 2017


BCCI submits the draft constitution to Supreme Court

The Board of Control for Cricket in India submitted the draft of its new constitution to the Supreme Court. The draft is in accordance with the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel.

31 Oct 2017

Make in India

Make in India: How has the defense sector fared?

"Make in India," the Modi government's flagship initiative to boost domestic manufacturing was touted to usher in a new era for domestic defense production.

31 Oct 2017


Modi flags off "Run for Unity" on Patel's birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi flagged off the "Run for Unity" at Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 142nd birth anniversary.

31 Oct 2017


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is now Rs. 1000 cheaper!

The second-largest smartphone seller in India, Xiaomi, has announced a price-cut for its large-display Mi Max 2 phablet launched in July in the country.

31 Oct 2017


Hindu Yuva Vahini: India would become an Islamic-nation by 2027

Narendra Tomar, Hindu Yuva Vahini's (HYV) senior leader, warned that if Muslim population continues to grow at this pace, India will become an Islamic nation by 2027.

30 Oct 2017

ISRO Satellite Launch

ISRO's Joint-Venture with private companies to launch rockets by 2020!

Private Indian companies will soon be joining hands with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for a Joint Venture (JV) to build launch vehicles, something which has been "out-of-bounds" for private firms so far.

30 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

India-Italy joint statement: 6 MoUs signed, counterterrorism cooperation gets boost

PM Narendra Modi "discussed several aspects of cooperation between India and Italy" during delegation-level talks with Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni during the latter's visit to New Delhi.

30 Oct 2017


Deadline for filing GSTR-2, 3 extended by a month

A week after waiving penalties on delayed filing of GST returns for August and September, the government has extended the deadline for filing GSTR-2 returns and GSTR-3 for July, to November 30 and December 11 respectively.

30 Oct 2017

Retail Sector

ACs, refrigerators, washing machines will get costlier from November

Waiting to buy home appliances in the off-season may not be such a good idea this year.

30 Oct 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel Payments Bank gets UPI-integration: All you need to know!

India's largest telco Bharti Airtel, which forayed into banking to launch Airtel Payments Bank earlier, recently integrated Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on its payments bank platform.

30 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi's role behind rise of khadi sales to Rs. 814cr

Khadi sales have risen spectacularly in the last years. In his latest broadcast on 'Mann Ki Baat', PM Narendra Modi lauded the 89% rise in sales from April-September'16 (Rs. 430cr) to the same period this year (Rs. 814cr).

30 Oct 2017

Nokia Mobiles

Nokia's new budget-phone spotted; specs leaked ahead of launch

After launching some high-end Nokia smartphones, HMD Global is all set to unveil Nokia 2, a budget device.

30 Oct 2017


India ships first wheat consignment to Afghanistan via Chabahar

Even as tense US-Iran relations continue to cast a shadow over India's schemes for Chabahar, India shipped its first wheat consignment to Afghanistan via the port.

30 Oct 2017

Pakistan News

431 Pakistani Hindus get long-term visas in India

As many as 431 Pakistani nationals, mostly Hindus, have been granted long-term visas by the Indian government, thus making them eligible for Aadhaar cards, PAN cards, and buying property.

29 Oct 2017

Piyush Goyal

Railways to invest $150 billion and create a million jobs

Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who took over in August after a cabinet reshuffle, said that the Indian Railways would invest $150 billion and create one million jobs over the next five years.

RBI is still verifying post-demonetization returned currency

With the first anniversary of the demonetization approaching, the banned notes recovered post-demonetization are still being "processed in all earnest", said the RBI in response to a RTI query.

29 Oct 2017

Indian Army

Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

Indian Army has finalized a Rs. 40,000cr infantry modernization plan to procure new weapons to replace its aging, obsolete ones.

29 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Polls: 100-year-old India's first voter to cast vote again

On 25th October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first Indian to cast his vote in independent India for the Mandi-Mahasu parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh.