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16 Dec 2017


Coal scam case: Three-year imprisonment to ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda

Former Jharkhand CM, Madhu Koda, ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta and two others have been sentenced to three years in prison by a special CBI court in Delhi in multi-crore coal block allocation scam case.

15 Dec 2017

Akshay Kumar

Padman Trailer: Akshay's film breaks stereotypes

The trailer of the most awaited film of 2018, 'Padman' was unveiled by the man himself, Akshay Kumar on Twitter on Friday.

15 Dec 2017


India to work with Nepal's newly elected Left Alliance

India is looking forward to working with Nepal's Left Alliance following its victory in the country's parliamentary elections.

15 Dec 2017

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia retires as Congress President: A new era in Congress

A day before Rahul Gandhi officially takes charge as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has announced her retirement as its President.

15 Dec 2017

Shah Rukh Khan

Gurmehar Kaur to grace Shah Rukh's TED Talks 'Nayi Soch'

Daughter of a slain army officer, Gurmehar Kaur, the student-turned-activist, who came to limelight her recent comments on ABVP, has now been invited by Shah Rukh Khan to appear on his show, TED Talks India 'Nayi Soch'.

15 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Parliament Winter Session: Lok Sabha adjourned till Dec 18

On the first day of the Parliament's Winter Session, the Lok Sabha was adjourned after obituary references. Proceedings will resume from 11am on December 18.

15 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

BJP releases Rahul Gandhi-Jayanti Natarajan emails, questions Manmohan Singh's authority

PM Narendra Modi, at a recent function paying tribute to Parliament attack martyrs, exchanged a frosty hand-shake with former PM Manmohan Singh. Later, Singh released a video message demanding an apology.

15 Dec 2017

Mukesh Ambani

JioPhone manufacturing-facility moved from China to Chennai, amid production issues

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm shifted the production facility of its affordable 4G feature phone, JioPhone, from China to India, after facing supply-related issues.

14 Dec 2017

Shashi Tharoor

'Rodomontade': The latest English lesson from Shashi Tharoor

Remember how Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sent India into a tizzy with one tweet on "farrago"?

14 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

#DefenseDiaries: What makes the Navy's submarine INS Kalvari deadly

Earlier today, PM Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari, the first of the six French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarines, into the Indian Navy (IN)

SC approves 12 fast-track courts to clear cases against politicians

The Supreme Court of India has given its nod today, for setting up of 12 fast-track courts to dispose of the more than 1,000 pending cases against politicians.

14 Dec 2017


Facebook to help young India create Virtual Reality products

Facebook partnered with Startup Village Collective (SV.CO), a Bangalore-based digital incubator, on Wednesday to help Indian students develop their ideas on virtual reality (VR) into globally marketable products and services.

WPI inflation touches 8-month high of 3.93%

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation rose to an eight-month high of 3.93% this November on the back of rising food and fuel prices.

14 Dec 2017


#FactBulletin: All about traffic challans and how to pay online

To manage the road traffic system smoothly, laws like Motor Vehicles Act, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, and State Motor Vehicle Rules are implemented in India.

14 Dec 2017


EC files FIR against Rahul for interview on Gujarat-poll eve

On the eve of the Gujarat polls' second phase, BJP and Congress again exchanged a war of words. This time it involves Rahul Gandhi's interview to a Gujarati TV channel which violated the 48hr ban on campaigning.

14 Dec 2017


Google's top 2017 trend: Hurricane Irma beats them all

As 2017 draws to a close, and before your social-media timelines get flooded with year-end specials, we bring you what the world, and specifically India, googled the most this year.

14 Dec 2017

Indian Air Force

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

13 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi: UPA government responsible for banking sector crisis

PM Narendra Modi slammed the UPA government and big industry for the banking sector crisis. He asked "When some in the government pressured banks to give loans to a select few industrialists, where were organizations like FICCI then?"

13 Dec 2017

Lok Sabha

2-years of maternity leave for women employees of Tripura government

Women employees of the Tripura government will now be able to avail 24 months of maternity leave for their first two children, the Left Front ruling party recently announced.

WTO: India 'deeply disappointed' over US' food security stance

India has expressed "deep disappointment" at the ongoing eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the decision by a "major member country" to renege on its commitment to finding a permanent solution to the public food stockholding issue.

You will soon have Wi-Fi, mobile internet in domestic flights

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has given its approval to in-flight connectivity (IFC) and will release its recommendations by December end or "next 15 days", said Chairman RS Sharma today.

13 Dec 2017


Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become CM, turns 62

Incumbent Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar is often described as an RSS pracharak, IITian, hard taskmaster and Modi's confidante.

13 Dec 2017


Gold prices steady after four-month low

After falling continuously since a week, gold prices hit a four-month low yesterday, after a dip of Rs. 180 in the Delhi bullion market.

13 Dec 2017

Aadhaar Card

Centre takes back December 31 deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linking

The Centre has revoked the December 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts. The new deadline is March 31, 2018, or six months from the date of commencement of the account, whichever is later.

13 Dec 2017


Apple's India growth hits 6-year low: What's the reason?

Apple is only $200mn away from hitting the $2bn-mark in India sales; Apple India reported sales of Rs. 11,619cr ($1.8bn) for FY 2016-17, compared to Rs. 9,937cr in FY 2015-16.

13 Dec 2017

Air Deccan

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

Air Deccan, the first low-cost airline in India which shut operations in 2012, is all set to make a comeback under the government's Udan scheme.

13 Dec 2017

India China Border

China to India: Doklam standoff placed "severe pressure" on ties

The Doklam stand-off had placed "severe pressure" on Sino-Indian ties, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in New Delhi.

13 Dec 2017


Coal scam: Court holds ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, others guilty

A special court has held former coal secretary HC Gupta, former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, former Jharkhand chief secretary Ashok Kumar Basu and another person guilty of criminal conspiracy in the multi-crore coal allocation scam.

13 Dec 2017

Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim breaking up with trusted aide Chhota Shakeel?

Rumors are that all is not well between wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his most trusted aide Chhota Shakeel.

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

The SC has rejected the Centre's argument that selling of mineral water at above MRP is illegal, ruling hotels/restaurants can legally charge customers over the printed price.

Dear I&B Ministry, not every condom ad is vulgar

At a time when the noise around condom use should be louder than ever, the I&B Ministry silenced it completely.

Retail inflation hit 4.88% in November; highest in 15 months

Breaching RBI's estimate of 4%, India's retail inflation, or Consumer Price Index (CPI), has reached 4.88% in November 2017- the highest in 15 months.

12 fast-track courts to hear 1,571 pending cases against politicians

The Center has told the SC it has framed a policy to set up 12 special courts to quickly dispose of 1,571 pending cases against politicians.

12 Dec 2017

Virat Kohli

What is the net worth of brand Virushka?

Anushka Sharma has finally taken home Virat Kohli, India's most eligible bachelor, in a dreamy Tuscan wedding on December 11.

Save the maximum tax under Income-Tax Sections 80C, 80CCD, 80D

December is here, and taxpayers are in a rush to utilize tax deductions to the fullest, invest in various tax-saving instruments, and submit these proofs to employers.

12 Dec 2017

Nitish Kumar

Improved social media presence marks JD(U)'s 2019 LS elections' strategy

Taking cue from its ally BJP, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) will improve its social-media presence to reach a wider audience. Though JD(U) has social media accounts, they are not updated on a daily basis. Further, most of its leaders are not active users.

12 Dec 2017


Assam: Suspected ULFA militants shoot village leader, son dead

Three suspected militants of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) (ULFA-I) shot dead a village leader and his son yesterday evening.

RTI: Rs. 2000 notes are here to stay

Recently, there were rumors regarding the demonetization of Rs. 2000 notes. To put them to rest, a Pune-based activist, Prafful Sarda filed an RTI. The RTI query clarified the status of Rs. 2000 notes.

12 Dec 2017


Who'll marry girls wearing jeans to her wedding?: BJP minister

A union minister has created controversy with his comments on girls wearing jeans. "How many men will be willing to marry a girl who wears jeans to her wedding?" asked Satyapal Singh, MoS HRD.

12 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

The usually restrained Manmohan Singh condemned PM Narendra Modi for spreading "falsehoods" and "canards." Condemning him of setting a "dangerous precedent," Singh asked Modi to apologize.