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Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

05 Aug 2021

Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

A newly married Indian woman has sent a distress call to the Indian Embassy in the United States seeking justice after her husband allegedly abandoned her without financial support.

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

05 Aug 2021

Pegasus case: Snooping allegations serious if true, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the allegations emerging in the Pegasus snooping scandal are serious if they are correct.

COVID-19 'still raging,' 8 states show rise in R-factor: Government

03 Aug 2021

COVID-19 'still raging,' 8 states show rise in R-factor: Government

The coronavirus pandemic is "still raging" in the country, the Indian government warned on Tuesday, calling it a significant problem.

SC notice to states on cases under scrapped Section 66A

02 Aug 2021

SC notice to states on cases under scrapped Section 66A

The Supreme Court of India today issued a notice to all states and union territories over the registration of cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which it had quashed over six years ago.

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

01 Aug 2021

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

29 Jul 2021

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

The central government on Thursday approved fresh reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for medical and dental courses.

Depositors to get Rs. 5L insurance if bank under moratorium

28 Jul 2021

Depositors to get Rs. 5L insurance if bank under moratorium

The Indian government on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Act, 1961, thus providing a big relief to the customers of failed or stressed banks.

Engineering seats in India drop to lowest in a decade

28 Jul 2021

Engineering seats in India drop to lowest in a decade

Engineering seats in India have dropped to their lowest number in a decade, even though it still remains the most popular technical course across the country.

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

27 Jul 2021

Journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar move SC over Pegasus scandal

Senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have approached the Supreme Court seeking an independent investigation into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

26 Jul 2021

Former BSF chief, Arvind Kejriwal's aide feature on Pegasus list

The former chief of the Border Security Force (BSF), a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, a retired Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) officer, and two former Army officials were among potential targets for surveillance through the Pegasus spyware, The Wire reported on Monday.

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

22 Jul 2021

Pegasus: Amnesty says never claimed leaked numbers were actually hacked

Human rights group Amnesty International said in a fresh statement that it never claimed the controversial list of phone numbers leaked over the weekend were actually spied on using the Pegasus spyware.

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

21 Jul 2021

Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

The central government is drawing fire from the Opposition for its controversial statement in the Parliament's Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

21 Jul 2021

'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory on coronavirus protocols and traveling in view of the fourth national serological survey.

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

19 Jul 2021

'Attempt to malign our democracy': IT Minister on Pegasus controversy

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Information Technology, today said in the Parliament that the "Pegasus Project" is an attempt to malign our democracy and its institutions.

Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

19 Jul 2021

Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

The Indian government is currently working to build a buffer stock of coronavirus drugs as well as some other common drugs and supplements.

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

19 Jul 2021

Phones of politicians, journalists reportedly hacked; Indian government denies involvement

India is committed to safeguarding the right to privacy of all its citizens, the central government said late on Sunday, responding to reports that mobile numbers of hundreds of Indians were hacked using a spyware.

Supreme Court asks UP to reconsider allowing Kanwar Yatra

16 Jul 2021

Supreme Court asks UP to reconsider allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court of India today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra in the state in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

CJI terms sedition law 'colonial'; asks Centre about its necessity

15 Jul 2021

CJI terms sedition law 'colonial'; asks Centre about its necessity

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern about the rampant misuse of India's sedition law, Indian Penal Code 124(A).

Government withdraws letter to Apple for compliance with IT Rules

15 Jul 2021

Government withdraws letter to Apple for compliance with IT Rules

The Centre has reportedly withdrawn a letter asking Apple to comply with new IT Rules, specifically about the company's messaging service.

Coronavirus: India reports over 42K fresh cases, 1,200+ deaths

10 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 42K fresh cases, 1,200+ deaths

India on Saturday added 42,766 new coronavirus cases, recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 3,07,95,716.

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

09 Jul 2021

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the coronavirus situation and medical oxygen availability in India even as experts warn of a potential third wave of the pandemic.

WhatsApp says it has put new privacy policy on hold

09 Jul 2021

WhatsApp says it has put new privacy policy on hold

WhatsApp today told the Delhi High Court it would neither force users to accept its controversial new privacy policy nor limit functionality of the messaging service for those who choose not to accept its terms.

Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court

08 Jul 2021

Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court

Twitter today informed the Delhi High Court that it needs eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, in compliance with the Indian government's new Information Technology rules.

French court allows Cairn Energy to seize 20 Indian properties

08 Jul 2021

French court allows Cairn Energy to seize 20 Indian properties

A French court order has reportedly allowed Britain's Cairn Energy to seize some 20 properties owned by the Indian government in Paris.

Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister

08 Jul 2021

Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister

India saw a flurry of resignations from some of the top jobs in the country on Wednesday.

Modi's new Cabinet to be more diverse; India's 'youngest ever'

07 Jul 2021

Modi's new Cabinet to be more diverse; India's 'youngest ever'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to reshuffle his Union Cabinet on Wednesday evening.

1.66 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre

06 Jul 2021

1.66 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre

More than 1.66 crore (1,66,63,643) coronavirus vaccine doses are currently available with states, union territories, and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a press release today.

Karnataka, MP, other states get new Governors. Check list here

06 Jul 2021

Karnataka, MP, other states get new Governors. Check list here

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for eight states.

IT Rules law of the land; Twitter must comply: Centre

05 Jul 2021

IT Rules law of the land; Twitter must comply: Centre

Twitter needs to "mandatorily" comply with the new IT Rules, which are the "law of the land," the central government told the Delhi High Court.

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

01 Jul 2021

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

Non-subsidized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders have become costlier from today, July 1.

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

30 Jun 2021

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

The ban on international passenger flights to and from India has been extended until July 31, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.

Government sets monthly limit of vaccine stocks for private hospitals

30 Jun 2021

Government sets monthly limit of vaccine stocks for private hospitals

The central government today revised the coronavirus vaccination rules for private hospitals across India, amid concerns that they are underutilizing their stocks.

Fuel prices jump once again. Check rates in your city

29 Jun 2021

Fuel prices jump once again. Check rates in your city

Fuel prices across India were hiked once again on Tuesday, after remaining stable the previous day.

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

28 Jun 2021

Twitter website displays wrong Indian map. Government may take action

The Twitter website is carrying a wrong map of India, showing the northernmost union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country.

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

28 Jun 2021

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

Even as daily cases in India continue to fall, the country's vaccination drive is finally picking pace.

Twitter's grievance officer quits within weeks amid row with Centre

28 Jun 2021

Twitter's grievance officer quits within weeks amid row with Centre

Twitter's interim grievance officer has reportedly resigned, causing more trouble for the microblogging platform that has been at odds with the Indian government.

Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

26 Jun 2021

Farmers mark 7 months of protest, Minister urges 'end it'

The farmers' protest in India, which began last November, today completes seven months.

News media firms move Madras HC over new IT rules

24 Jun 2021

News media firms move Madras HC over new IT rules

Digital News Publishers Association - a 13-member group of the country's biggest news media firms - has challenged the constitutional relevance of the central government's new Information Technology rules (IT Rules, 2021) in the Madras High Court.

J&K: Gupkar alliance says will participate in PM Modi's meeting

22 Jun 2021

J&K: Gupkar alliance says will participate in PM Modi's meeting

The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) today said its leader will take part in the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24.