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31 Dec 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
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 2017Narendra 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 2017Delhi 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?
28 Dec 2017National Crime Records Bureau
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.
28 Dec 2017Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
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 2017Bay 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 2017Rahul 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 2017YouTube
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 2017Electric 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.
28 Dec 2017Cricket: News, Stats and more!
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 2017Islam
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 2017Kerala
Even prisoners in Kerala are getting Aadhaar!
After Bengaluru's Central Prison, those in Kerala are now introducing Aadhaar cards for inmates.
28 Dec 2017Pakistan 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.
28 Dec 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
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 2017Narendra 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 2017Xiaomi
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.
28 Dec 2017Senior Citizens Savings Scheme
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 2017Indian 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 2017Cancer
#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 2017Security
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.
'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 2017Nestle
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 2017Narendra 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.
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 2017WhatsApp
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.
27 Dec 2017Indian Premier League (IPL)
RCB undecided on retaining Virat Kohli for IPL 2018
With the IPL player retention deadline closing in, Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing a dilemma.
27 Dec 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
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 2017Dubai
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 2017Swachh 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 2017Narendra 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.
27 Dec 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
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.
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 2017Indian 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 2017Patanjali
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 2017GST
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 2017India
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 2017Bollywood
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 2017Meerut
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 2017Narendra 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.
26 Dec 2017Ministry Of Home Affairs
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.