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Centre asks states to lock down 75 coronavirus-affected districts

22 Mar 2020

Centre asks states to lock down 75 coronavirus-affected districts

At a high-level meeting on Sunday, the Centre asked state governments to lock down 75 districts that have reported cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, tests positive for coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, tests positive for coronavirus

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office revealed on Thursday.

IPL 2020 will likely be scheduled behind closed doors

12 Mar 2020

IPL 2020 will likely be scheduled behind closed doors

The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will likely take place without spectators' presence in the wake of coronavirus crisis.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

06 Mar 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

A United Kingdom court has accepted as proved the allegations of abduction, torture, and threats against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (70).

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: 122 homes, 301 vehicles damaged, says interim report

With the dust on one of the worst communal clashes to hit Delhi settling, officials are assessing the damage and the details are staggering.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

27 Feb 2020

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

Second official trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Shikara' out

27 Jan 2020

Second official trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 'Shikara' out

The makers of Shikara have dropped the second trailer.

'Chhapaak' controversy: All that happened since Deepika Padukone's JNU visit

14 Jan 2020

'Chhapaak' controversy: All that happened since Deepika Padukone's JNU visit

The Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak may have been making headlines the past few days, but that's clearly not translating into money due to a PR nightmare.

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

29 Dec 2019

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP boss, Mayawati, has suspended a party MLA from Madhya Pradesh after the latter allegedly supported the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

28 Dec 2019

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

25 Dec 2019

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

25 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the foreign intelligence agency of the country.

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

15 Dec 2019

Payal Rohatgi arrested by Rajasthan Police for defaming Nehru family

Actress and model Payal Rohatgi has been arrested by Rajasthan Police for allegedly defaming the family of late politicians Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru and other prominent Congress party leaders.

Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'

04 Dec 2019

Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'

Last month, it was reported that controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda has fled India on an expired passport, however, his whereabouts remained unknown.

Lokpal pays Rs. 50L/month rent in Delhi's luxury hotel: RTI

01 Dec 2019

Lokpal pays Rs. 50L/month rent in Delhi's luxury hotel: RTI

Since it was set up in March earlier this year, the country's first anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal lacks a permanent office.

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

21 Nov 2019

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).

Civil war-era defense chief Rajapaksa to become Sri Lankan President

17 Nov 2019

Civil war-era defense chief Rajapaksa to become Sri Lankan President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the next Sri Lankan President as the ruling United National Party's presidential candidate, Sajith Premadasa, conceded.

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

15 Nov 2019

Shiv Sena says it doesn't oppose 5% reservation for Muslims

After splitting ways with BJP, Shiv Sena is now working day in and out to form a government with unlikely allies, NCP and Congress in Maharashtra, the state which is currently under President's Rule.

Ayodhya verdict reminds to have faith in system: PM Modi

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict reminds to have faith in system: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the long-drawn Ayodhya land dispute case, which facilitated the construction of a Ram Mandir at the disputed site.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

27 Oct 2019

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, went on a hunger strike on Saturday demanding release, reports ANI.

Australian PM carries water during cricket match: Details here

24 Oct 2019

Australian PM carries water during cricket match: Details here

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was seen carrying water for the players during a cricket match on Thursday.

Ganguly confident of Bangladesh touring India despite ongoing conflict

22 Oct 2019

Ganguly confident of Bangladesh touring India despite ongoing conflict

The new BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has expressed confidence about Bangladesh touring India despite the ongoing conflict between players and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).

CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

18 Oct 2019

CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends Justice SA Bobde as his successor

On Thursday, in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Law and Justice, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi recommended Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the senior-most judge of Supreme Court after him, as his successor.

It's bad: What Nobel-winner Abhijit Banerjee said about Indian economy

15 Oct 2019

It's bad: What Nobel-winner Abhijit Banerjee said about Indian economy

On Monday, Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee was rewarded the Nobel Prize, along with his wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviate poverty.

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

30 Sep 2019

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

In a snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan has decided to invite former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, due to be held in November.

Meet the 13-year-old who clicked a selfie with Modi, Trump

23 Sep 2019

Meet the 13-year-old who clicked a selfie with Modi, Trump

A thirteen-year-old boy is now making headlines after clicking, what the netizens have dubbed, the 'most powerful selfie.'

WeWork CEO wants to live forever, be the "World's President"

21 Sep 2019

WeWork CEO wants to live forever, be the "World's President"

Earlier this year, a New York Magazine profile on WeWork CEO Adam Neumann painted him as quite the party boy with company events boasting free-flowing beer kegs, weed or some such.

Five IAS officers who made India better with their initiatives

15 Sep 2019

Five IAS officers who made India better with their initiatives

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Pakistani minister admits country spent millions on terror outfits

14 Sep 2019

Pakistani minister admits country spent millions on terror outfits

It's a well-known fact that Pakistan breeds terrorism, but the country was left humiliated when its interior minister admitted to the same in an interview.

Manmohan Singh blames Modi's 'all-round mismanagement' for economic slowdown

01 Sep 2019

Manmohan Singh blames Modi's 'all-round mismanagement' for economic slowdown

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government on Sunday amid the ongoing economic slowdown.

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

25 Aug 2019

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Kannan Gopinathan had made headlines last year due to his efforts in the relief operations in flood-hit Kerala.

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

14 Aug 2019

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

The All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) banned popular singer Mika Singh yesterday from the Indian film industry, over his performance at a wedding function in Karachi, Pakistan, at a time when India-Pakistan relations are abysmal.

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

11 Aug 2019

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

In a bid to achieve PM Narendra Modi's goal of reducing India's dependence on energy imports and encourage the biofuel sector, the Center has come up with a new plan.

Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

06 Aug 2019

Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

Akshay Kumar is on a movie-signing spree.

Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

04 Aug 2019

Kangana on Jayalalithaa: I admire her for her strength, valor

Kangana Ranaut is all set to essay the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her biopic Thalaivi and she can't stop gushing about the late politician.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

03 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are Articles 370 and 35A of Indian Constitution

Jammu and Kashmir is on the edge. Indian Army said Pakistan Army-backed terrorists are looking to infiltrate the valley and disrupt peace. Soon, the state government led by Governor Satya Pal Malik asked tourists to head home.

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

01 Aug 2019

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

On July 23, Boris Johnson was appointed the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Interestingly though, for Johnson, the step up from Tory MP to PM was also a £678,853 step down.

IIT Madras students develop sewer-cleaning robot to end manual scavenging

31 Jul 2019

IIT Madras students develop sewer-cleaning robot to end manual scavenging

The problem of manual scavenging, which requires unskilled labor to walk down toxic manholes, has been plaguing India for decades.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

Imran Khan vows to make Pakistan the best cricket team

22 Jul 2019

Imran Khan vows to make Pakistan the best cricket team

Pakistan cricket team bowed out of the league stage in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019.