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Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: Allahabad-HC

01 Sep 2020

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: Allahabad-HC

In a major relief for Uttar Pradesh's Dr. Kafeel Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered that his detention under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) was illegal, directing the government to release him immediately.

Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

18 Aug 2020

Spanish-mountaineer names peak after former Uttarkashi DM for saving him

Ashish Chauhan, former District Magistrate of Uttarkashi, will soon have a peak in Spain named after him, all thanks to something he did way back in 2018.

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

25 Jun 2020

10,000 beds, 18,000 tonnes of ACs in Delhi's biggest coronavirus-facility

The Radha Soami Satsang Beas complex in Chattarpur is being turned into a COVID-19 facility, the largest one in Delhi, to deal with the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

20 Jun 2020

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

Coronavirus: 52 evacuated from Delhi's Chandni Mahal mosques test positive

11 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 52 evacuated from Delhi's Chandni Mahal mosques test positive

Delhi's Chandni Mahal locality has emerged as a containment zone after 52 out of 102 people who were evacuated from 13 mosques in the area tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

How do Delhi's coronavirus quarantine facilities fare up?

18 Mar 2020

How do Delhi's coronavirus quarantine facilities fare up?

In a bid to limit community transmission of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), India has made it mandatory for people arriving from certain virus-hit countries to face a 14-day quarantine.

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

13 Mar 2020

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India

10 Feb 2020

Five IAS officers who have launched eco-friendly initiatives in India

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

On Ayodhya, don't make unnecessary comments, Modi tells BJP ministers

07 Nov 2019

On Ayodhya, don't make unnecessary comments, Modi tells BJP ministers

No matter what the outcome of sensitive Ayodhya case is, you shall not make unnecessary comments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told BJP ministers on Wednesday.

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.

School/college failures, dropouts who later became IAS and IPS officers

13 Sep 2019

School/college failures, dropouts who later became IAS and IPS officers

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most challenging exams.

UP: Before roti-salt, kids at Mirzapur school were served rice-salt

04 Sep 2019

UP: Before roti-salt, kids at Mirzapur school were served rice-salt

The fault lines in the mid-day meal scheme were exposed last month after it was revealed that students at a state-run school in Mirzapur were served roti with salt.

How this hearing impaired woman cleared UPSC in first attempt

18 Aug 2019

How this hearing impaired woman cleared UPSC in first attempt

The Union Public Service Commission exams are as feared as they are admired. However, Indian Administrative Service officer Saumya Sharma cleared the exam in her first attempt despite her hearing disability and a viral fever on the day of the exam.

After breather, security upped in J&K before Eid: Reports

12 Aug 2019

After breather, security upped in J&K before Eid: Reports

In Jammu and Kashmir, curfew was re-imposed on Sunday afternoon, a day before Eid celebrations, said reports. Authorities had eased restrictions in some areas to help people prepare for the festival.

UP: 9 shot dead, 25 injured in gunfight over land-dispute

17 Jul 2019

UP: 9 shot dead, 25 injured in gunfight over land-dispute

At least nine people were shot dead and 25 others were injured when an alleged land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra led to a gunfight between two parties.

SP's Azam Khan to be listed on UP's land-mafia portal

14 Jul 2019

SP's Azam Khan to be listed on UP's land-mafia portal

The District Administration of Uttar Pradesh's Rampur is considering listing Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan under the "land mafia" category on the state government's Anti-Bhoo Mafia (anti-land mafia) portal set up by CM Yogi Adityanath.

Journalists locked-up as Yogi Adityanath visits hospital; DM denies reports

01 Jul 2019

Journalists locked-up as Yogi Adityanath visits hospital; DM denies reports

In a shocking incident that has come to light, a group of local journalists was allegedly locked up during Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Moradabad's district hospital on Sunday.

Mathura: Mass cheating during LLB exams, teachers found assisting

27 Jun 2019

Mathura: Mass cheating during LLB exams, teachers found assisting

Incidents of mass cheating at two big colleges in Mathura, affiliated to the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University), have come to light.

UP Police launches app for lodging e-FIR: Details here

24 Jun 2019

UP Police launches app for lodging e-FIR: Details here

Several people opt out of filing a complaint at police stations in the country, despite the gravity of the crime, as it's tedious.

School/college failures, dropouts who later became IAS and IPS officers

18 Jun 2019

School/college failures, dropouts who later became IAS and IPS officers

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year is one of the most challenging exams.

Chhattisgarh: This IAS officer launched 'bike ambulances' for remote villages

15 Jun 2019

Chhattisgarh: This IAS officer launched 'bike ambulances' for remote villages

Access to healthcare is a serious problem in rural India. In 2018, when Awanish Saran IAS became District Collector of Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham, he realized that basic healthcare facilities couldn't reach people in remote areas, especially Baiga and Gond tribal communities.

Shocked by student's suicide over failure, IAS-officer shares own marks

14 May 2019

Shocked by student's suicide over failure, IAS-officer shares own marks

The Chhattisgarh state board exam results were declared recently following which an 18-year-old student from Raigarh committed suicide for failing in board exams for the second time.

Five IAS officers who made India better with their initiatives

14 May 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.

Delhi: 2,500 liter diesel found in school's basement

28 Apr 2019

Delhi: 2,500 liter diesel found in school's basement

In a concerning incident, nearly 2,500 liter of diesel was recently found inside the basement of KR Mangalam School in Delhi, prompting authorities to launch an investigation.

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

10 Apr 2019

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

When anything goes wrong, blame the authorities.

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

02 Apr 2019

Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment

Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas has said that he would move the Election Commission against the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for terming the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' (Modi's army).

This Sikkim IAS officer launched project to adopt, transform villages

25 Mar 2019

This Sikkim IAS officer launched project to adopt, transform villages

Until three years ago, Rongbul, a small village in South Sikkim, suffered from various problems, including irregular power supply, lack of government school teachers, and no development among others.

Noida: 6 criminals booked under Gangsters Act in GB Nagar

24 Oct 2018

Noida: 6 criminals booked under Gangsters Act in GB Nagar

Six people were booked under the Gangsters Act on Tuesday in the Gautam Buddh Nagar of Noida for their alleged involvement in committing crimes in the district.

Self-styled godman Rampal, 13 followers get life-imprisonment in murder case

17 Oct 2018

Self-styled godman Rampal, 13 followers get life-imprisonment in murder case

A Haryana court sentenced self-styled godman Rampal and his 13 followers to life imprisonment in the second case of murder against them on Wednesday.

Life of an IAS officer: Roles, career path, salary, perks

13 Oct 2018

Life of an IAS officer: Roles, career path, salary, perks

Becoming a civil servant is one of the most sought-after, respected and challenging career choices in India.

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

10 Oct 2018

UP: New Farakka Express derails near Rae Bareli, five dead

On Wednesday morning, five coaches, and the engine, of Delhi bound New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, killing 5.

UPSC: Roles and responsibilities of an IAS officer

02 Oct 2018

UPSC: Roles and responsibilities of an IAS officer

One of the most prestigious Government positions, civil servants enjoy great power, respect, and bag decent pay-checks.

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court

28 Sep 2018

#BigWin: All women can enter Sabarimala Temple, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed entry of women in the Sabarimala Temple of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala, giving a major victory to women's rights crusaders.

UP: Prove yourself a hygiene-champion, become DM for a day

26 Sep 2018

UP: Prove yourself a hygiene-champion, become DM for a day

Prove yourself to be a hygiene champion and become Shahjahanpur's District Magistrate for a day, albeit minus financial powers.

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

18 Jul 2018

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said the ban on women entry in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine is against the Constitution.

UP: Man kills self after 'harassment' by retired IAS officer

13 Jul 2018

UP: Man kills self after 'harassment' by retired IAS officer

A former sugar mill manager Vijay Singh, 51, allegedly shot himself after being pressured by his brother-in-law and retired IAS officer Vinod Kumar Pawar to get demonetized currency notes worth Rs. 10cr exchanged in Badhev village in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar), police said.

Varanasi-flyover collapse: Since November, five letters were written to firm

17 May 2018

Varanasi-flyover collapse: Since November, five letters were written to firm

The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed of sending five letters to UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November for not following traffic safety regulations during construction of the flyover, a section of whose collapse, on Wednesday in Varanasi, left 18 people dead.

UP: Woman's husband beats her in public on Panchayat's order

24 Mar 2018

UP: Woman's husband beats her in public on Panchayat's order

A 28-year-old married woman, who had reportedly eloped with a youth, was publicly flogged on the orders of a Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Longa village.

Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

02 Oct 2017

Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

Massive communal violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur during a Tazia procession on Muharram on 1 October.