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Tatkal scam: CBI examining softwares allowing travel agents simultaneous bookings

After the Tatkal scam bust, several softwares used by travel agents to book Tatkal railway tickets are under CBI scanner.

29 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Parliament passes two bills for repealing or amending 200 laws

PM Narendra Modi's lean governance model is finally percolating into legislation as well. After showing results with a compact cabinet, he is now moving towards getting rid of obsolete laws and amending other laws to make them relevant.

29 Dec 2017

Delhi Police

After you dial 100: What happens inside police control room?

Have you ever wondered what happens after you dial 100 - India's de-facto emergency helpline number - and before you get help?

India to soon roll out new law against human trafficking

India will soon introduce a new anti-trafficking law, that proposes 10-year jail for violators engaged in "aggravated forms" and life imprisonment for repeat offenders.

No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

Seventeen months after it asked oil companies to hike LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 4 monthly, the Center withdrew the decision in October.

28 Dec 2017

Bay of Bengal

#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

India's homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile conducted a successful test by intercepting an incoming simulated hostile ballistic missile at a low altitude over the Bay of Bengal.

28 Dec 2017

Rahul Gandhi

Congress Foundation Day: Rahul appeals to defend the constitution

On Congress's 133rd foundation day, Rahul Gandhi appealed to his party members that the Constitution is under threat. He said, Congress party and the citizens have to defend it.

28 Dec 2017


WhatsApp users to soon receive show recommendations from Netflix!

Popular video-streaming service Netflix is reportedly joining hands with WhatsApp to send content recommendations to users on the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

28 Dec 2017

Electric Vehicles

Centre working on automobile policy; focus on eco-friendly electric vehicles

The Centre has appointed a consultant for formulating an automobile policy with a focus on clean technology; it may pave the way for adoption of eco-friendly vehicles.

Dhananjai is Indian Cricket Team's new video analyst

Team India has opted to make a last minute change in its support staff ahead of the tour of South Africa.

28 Dec 2017


Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.

28 Dec 2017


Even prisoners in Kerala are getting Aadhaar!

After Bengaluru's Central Prison, those in Kerala are now introducing Aadhaar cards for inmates.

28 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Sushma Swaraj: Pakistan used Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting as propaganda

During Parliament's winter session, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan for their treatment of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's family. His wife and mother were allowed to meet him in what was marketed as a "humanitarian gesture" by Pakistan.

CBI programmer behind massive Tatkal ticket booking scam

Railway passengers will know how rare a feat it is to be able to book confirmed Tatkal tickets themselves.

28 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

After Congress's consistent clamoring for PM Modi's apology disrupted the Parliament, FM Arun Jaitley placated them by saying that Modi didn't mean to question ex-PM Singh's commitment to India.

28 Dec 2017


Xiaomi users can track phone repair status online; here's how!

It is nothing less than a headache to get smartphones repaired. Everyone knows how annoying it is to repeatedly call the customer service to track the repair/service status.

Interest on small savings schemes down by 0.2 percentage points

The government has slashed interest rates on small savings schemes like National Savings Certificate (NSC), Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) by 0.2 percentage points for January-March'18.

28 Dec 2017

Indian Navy

#ThatWas2017: Should India be worried about its defense inadequacies?

When it comes to India's defense and national security, among the most significant incident in 2017 was the Doklam standoff.

28 Dec 2017


#WhatTheHealth: Indian healthcare system still has hope. Here's why

We have one doctor for 1674 people. Healthcare expenditure is out-of-pocket for 62% Indians, forcing over 63 million into poverty every year.

27 Dec 2017


CRPF urges govt. not to take away VIP security duties

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary force has requested the government not to stop it from conducting VIP duties.

27 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

'Meant something else', says MP after calling Kulbhushan Jadhav "terrorist"

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal created a controversy when he justified Pakistan's controversial treatment of "terrorist" Kulbhushan Jadhav.

27 Dec 2017


Soon, ready-to-eat meals from Nestle and more brands on trains

The Indian Railways' dismal catering service gained major attention when in July, a CAG report said food served on trains is "unfit for human consumption".

27 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to pacify Congress with a half-apology claiming that PM Modi didn't mean to question former PM Manmohan Singh's loyalty to India.

27 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife's shoes had something 'metallic', says Pakistan

The shoes of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife Chetankul seem to have triggered a diplomatic spat between India and Pakistan.

27 Dec 2017


WhatsApp in trouble in India for 'illegal' middle finger emoji

WhatsApp is in legal trouble in India again, this time for one of its emojis.

RCB undecided on retaining Virat Kohli for IPL 2018

With the IPL player retention deadline closing in, Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing a dilemma.

Cheque-books of six banks to be invalid from December 31

The chequebooks of six banks formerly associated to SBI will become invalid on December 31. The earlier deadline was September 30, which was extended.

27 Dec 2017


India-UAE trips will cost 6-7% more from next year

UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for Indian travelers. But with a new tax on the anvil, trips are set to get 6-7% costlier.

27 Dec 2017

Swachh Bharat

Rs. 4,000cr collected as Swachh Bharat cess lying unallotted, unutilized

On most transactions, you pay cesses for various sectors including education, road development and more.

27 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

China's Xinhua news terms 2017 the 'Year of Brand Modi'

Xinhua, China's official state-run news agency has declared 2017 as the 'Year of Brand Modi' in politics.

Bitcoin craze hits entrepreneurs: Companies name themselves after Bitcoins

As Bitcoin's value continues to skyrocket (after a brief stumble recently), the number of people doing "crazy" things to cash in on the Bitcoin craze is also surging.

27 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Heightened India-Pakistan tension over Jadhav, soldiers' killing

Last year, India-Pakistan relations were tense. Friction had risen after the January'16 Pathankot attack, which was followed by the Burhan Wani fallout, Uri attack, "surgical strikes", increased ceasefire violations and terror activities.

27 Dec 2017

Indian Railways

Railways officials manipulating data to show better punctuality records

The Indian Railways uses the National Train Enquiry System (NTES) to track trains' movement.

26 Dec 2017


Patanjali's new products: Diapers, sanitary napkins planned next year

Patanjali is expanding its range of products even further. According to spokesperson SK Gupta Tijarawala, the FMCG brand is looking to launch diapers and sanitary napkins next year.

26 Dec 2017


India to overtake Britain, France, become fifth-largest economy by 2018

Despite a recent slowdown, India will overtake Britain and France to become the fifth-largest economy in dollar terms by 2018, a report has predicted.

26 Dec 2017


Stricter security checks at airports till the New Year

If you are traveling this festive season, prepare for intensive security checks at airports.

26 Dec 2017


Tiger Zinda Hai makes a roaring entry into the 100cr-club

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's 'Tiger Zinda Hai' is just three days old and is already unstoppable at the box office.

26 Dec 2017


In Meerut, doctors' alumni meet uses ambulance to carry alcohol

On one hand, India's healthcare system has been hit by reports of poor-quality service and lacking facilities: many have complained about having to carry their relatives to and from hospitals in the absence of ambulances.

26 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

Government to NGOs: Open bank accounts before 21 January, 2018

In a bid to maintain transparency, the Ministry of Home Affairs has directed NGOs, businesses etc that receive foreign funding to open bank accounts within a month.