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Click toilet-selfie, get Rs. 51,000: MP government's scheme for newly-weds

11 Oct 2019

Click toilet-selfie, get Rs. 51,000: MP government's scheme for newly-weds

In an absurd move, bridegrooms in Madhya Pradesh are now required to take toilet selfies if they are to avail the benefits of a government scheme.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

25 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014.

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

15 Aug 2019

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

India will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will head all three forces- Navy, Army, and Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

22 Jul 2019

Have suggestions for Modi's I-Day speech? Here's what to do

With India's 73rd Independence Day less than a month away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that he would be taking suggestions for his August 15 speech.

This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'

09 Jul 2019

This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'

An IIT-Madras graduate's start-up is all set to make your garbage collection smart.

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

05 Jul 2019

Economic Survey 2019 proposes increasing investments, retirement age: Details here

On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first Economic Survey, which shapes a roadmap for how the government could bring the economy back on track.

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

23 Jun 2019

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

14 Jun 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

RBI set to issue new 'greenish yellow' Rs. 20 notes

27 Apr 2019

RBI set to issue new 'greenish yellow' Rs. 20 notes

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it would issue new Rs. 20 notes shortly. The notes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series will be greenish yellow in color and will bear the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das.

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

15 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

With general elections officially beginning last week, the eyes of the world are set on India.

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

20 Mar 2019

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

19 Mar 2019

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

This Hyderabad groom wants 'Vote for Modi' as his gift

12 Feb 2019

This Hyderabad groom wants 'Vote for Modi' as his gift

Last month, we reported how a Gujarati family asked guests invited to their son's wedding to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming elections through the wedding invitation.

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

31 Jan 2019

Parliament Budget Session 2019 begins: Details here

On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of both Houses of the Parliament, and kicked off the Budget Session.

After BJP's warning, Chennai's Loyola college apologizes for 'anti-Hindu' paintings

22 Jan 2019

After BJP's warning, Chennai's Loyola college apologizes for 'anti-Hindu' paintings

The well-known Loyola College, a Catholic minority institution in Chennai, has issued an apology following the outrage erupted over some paintings at an expo in its campus which the BJP and other saffron outfits termed as a desecration of Hindu symbols.

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

14 Jan 2019

Now, you can give feedback to PM Modi on NaMo-app

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to citizens and has asked for "direct feedback" on a number of issues through a survey launched on the NaMo app.

Why should you and I question the government?

11 Nov 2018

Why should you and I question the government?

Democracy has given citizens a brahmastra- the right to question the government.

Shashi Tharoor slyly calls PM Modi a scorpion

28 Oct 2018

Shashi Tharoor slyly calls PM Modi a scorpion

In what may open a can of controversies, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor while speaking about PM Narendra Modi, quoted an anonymous RSS source, and said he was like scorpion who can neither be removed by hand nor beaten by a chappal.

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

21 Oct 2018

Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

02 Oct 2018

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

Congratulating the Modi government for "shining a light on sanitation," Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India must now use innovations and technology to build on Swachh Bharat Mission's success.

Fake notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

29 Sep 2018

Fake notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

How likely is it that you have a fake note resting in your wallet? With counterfeit notes worth Rs. 11.23 crore detected across India in the first eight months post demonetization, the probability of it is unmissable.

Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused

11 Sep 2018

Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused

More than a year after a 53-year-old activist died in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh after an altercation with civic officials engaged in the Swachh Bharat campaign, police have submitted a final report concluding that he died of cardiac arrest.

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

15 Aug 2018

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.

Fake notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

26 Jul 2018

Fake notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

How likely is it that you have a fake note resting in your wallet? With counterfeit notes worth Rs. 11.23 crore detected across India in the first eight months post demonetization, the probability of it is unmissable.

Operation Sadhbavana improving lives of people in far-flung Jammu areas

13 May 2018

Operation Sadhbavana improving lives of people in far-flung Jammu areas

Indian Army under "Operation Sadbhavana (Goodwill)" is reaching out to communities in far-flung areas of the Jammu region through a series of civilian programs aimed at improving the lives of people.

Government announces Digital India Internship Scheme: Details here

12 May 2018

Government announces Digital India Internship Scheme: Details here

The government has announced yet another exciting opportunity for students, especially for those in engineering.

BN Vijaya Kumar, Karnataka poll-candidate, dies after heart-attack at rally

04 May 2018

BN Vijaya Kumar, Karnataka poll-candidate, dies after heart-attack at rally

Sitting BJP MLA of Jayanagar in Karnataka, BN Vijaya Kumar, died in the wee hours today after a massive heart attack. He was 60.

Counterfeit notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

29 Apr 2018

Counterfeit notes can get you jailed. Learn to spot them

How likely is it that you have a fake note resting in your wallet? With counterfeit notes worth Rs. 11.23 crore detected across India in the first eight months post demonetization, the probability of it is unmissable.

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

29 Apr 2018

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

MHRD announces Swachh Bharat summer internships. Apply now

26 Apr 2018

MHRD announces Swachh Bharat summer internships. Apply now

To achieve its lofty ambition of making India open defecation free by October 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a Swachh Bharat summer internship for college students across India.

PM Narendra Modi in Bihar: Three rail projects flagged off

10 Apr 2018

PM Narendra Modi in Bihar: Three rail projects flagged off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off a train between Katihar and Old Delhi, dedicated to the nation a loco factory in Madhepura, and also laid the foundation of a track-doubling project in Bihar.

Congress takes a dig at Centre on April Fool's Day

02 Apr 2018

Congress takes a dig at Centre on April Fool's Day

The Congress on Sunday used the April Fool's Day to mock PM Narendra Modi and his government over their alleged failures in creating jobs and rein in corruption as the party marked the occasion as "Jumla Day".

Mann Ki Baat highlights: MSP, affordable healthcare and more

25 Mar 2018

Mann Ki Baat highlights: MSP, affordable healthcare and more

In the latest edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi has announced that each and every expense incurred by farmers, including their labor cost, will be accounted for while fixing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) at 1.5 times the input cost.

How can BMC convert private-toilets into public? Bombay HC questions

07 Mar 2018

How can BMC convert private-toilets into public? Bombay HC questions

The Bombay HC today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to explain the provisions under which the civic body had decided to convert "private toilets" into public ones under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Girl breaks 2-day fast after toilet gets built at home

27 Feb 2018

Girl breaks 2-day fast after toilet gets built at home

Most 13-year-olds would demand chocolates, dresses or dolls, but the demand of this girl from Karnataka's Ballari district is certainly different.

Amethi: Rahul Gandhi hears public grievances in "Janata Darbar"

16 Jan 2018

Amethi: Rahul Gandhi hears public grievances in "Janata Darbar"

On the second day of his visit to Amethi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi conducted a "janata darbar" at the Munshirganj guest house in his parliamentary constituency, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

11 Jan 2018

Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

An IAS officer in Assam's Jorhat district has found a unique way to realize Swachh Bharat's mission of making India open defecation free by 2019.

New Rs.10, Rs.50, Rs.200 notes: All you need to know

05 Jan 2018

New Rs.10, Rs.50, Rs.200 notes: All you need to know

The RBI has officially announced new notes of Rs. 10 in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) series. RBI Governor said they will be issued shortly.

Rs. 4,000cr collected as Swachh Bharat cess lying unallotted, unutilized

27 Dec 2017

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.