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Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

19 Sep 2019

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.

Husband-wife duo tops Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam

29 Jul 2019

Husband-wife duo tops Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission exam

In a first, a husband-wife duo has topped the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) examinations, conducted for the recruitment of Chief Municipal Officer (Grade B and C).

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

31 Jan 2019

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

The Union Budget 2019 will be presented by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, February 1.

TISS Hyderabad students begin indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

17 Dec 2018

TISS Hyderabad students begin indefinite hunger strike: Here's why

After around a month of protests, students of the Hyderabad off-campus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) began an indefinite hunger strike on Monday morning.

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

12 Nov 2018

2-year-wait! Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit finally becomes operational

Meghalaya's largest apparel manufacturing unit near Ampati has started production, after remaining idle for nearly two years.

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

#FakeJobRacket: 20 people duped of Rs. 2 crore, seven held

24 Sep 2018

#FakeJobRacket: 20 people duped of Rs. 2 crore, seven held

Seven men, including two employees of Ministry of Rural Development, were arrested in Delhi for allegedly cheating unemployed youths on the pretext of getting them jobs in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) as Assistant Managers.

WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries

27 Aug 2018

WCD launches a toll-free helpline to address nutrition queries

A toll-free helpline was launched today to address queries associated with nutrition and malnutrition, a major area of concern in the country, a Women and Child Development official said.

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

26 Jul 2018

Cricketers who turned politicians post retirement

Former Pakistan World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan, had a successful career.

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

01 Jul 2018

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.

J&K women follow 'PadMan' idea to make low-cost sanitary pads

06 Apr 2018

J&K women follow 'PadMan' idea to make low-cost sanitary pads

Women of Jammu and Kashmir have started making low-cost sanitary pads with assistance from the Rural and Development department under its 'Umeed' scheme, which is aimed at empowering rural women.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena questions Fadnavis' announcement of 72,000 govt jobs

30 Mar 2018

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena questions Fadnavis' announcement of 72,000 govt jobs

The Shiv Sena on Friday took a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his announcement to provide government jobs to 72,000 people, asking him to make public names of those who would get these jobs.

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

05 Mar 2018

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) by the end of March this year, an official said.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India

11 Aug 2017

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu has been sworn in as the Vice President of India. The oath of office was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Vice-presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th VP

05 Aug 2017

Vice-presidential elections: BJP's Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th VP

BJP candidate Venkaiah Naidu has become India's 13th vice president, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He secured 516 votes while Gandhi got 244 votes.

Know the man: Venkaiah Naidu

05 Aug 2017

Know the man: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the current cabinet.

A handy guide to the August 5 vice-presidential polls

04 Aug 2017

A handy guide to the August 5 vice-presidential polls

The election to decide India's next vice president is set to be held tomorrow, two weeks after the presidential polls.

IIT Delhi's eco-friendly innovations to bring about a sustainable environment

05 Jun 2017

IIT Delhi's eco-friendly innovations to bring about a sustainable environment

IIT Delhi is making India and the world a better place, one invention at a time.

Bengaluru to now have pod taxis?

10 May 2017

Bengaluru to now have pod taxis?

Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), Manjunath Prasad claimed that the civic body is planning to implement pod taxis in the city.

Budget giveaways uncertain due to demonetization distress

24 Jan 2017

Budget giveaways uncertain due to demonetization distress

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is under pressure to offer tax giveaways and increase capital and welfare spending in the upcoming union budget.