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  • Robert Vadra case: Dhingra commission gets additional time till August 31

    Justice SN Dhingra Commission, which has been probing into the grant of land licences to some companies including that of Robert Vadra’s in Gurgaon during the Congress rule in Haryana, on Friday gets an extension for submitting its report till August 31. Dhingra on Thursday asked the state for additional six[Read More…]

  • NIA links Hyderabad IS module explosives with Paris attacks

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed that they have recovered a chemical called triacetone triperoxide (TATP) from the house of an Islamic State (IS) suspect, who was detained on Wednesday. An official said the TATP was the most preferred explosive of the IS and the chemical was also used[Read More…]

  • No gay or bisexual, only ‘transgenders’ have status of third gender: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Thursday denied to modify its order from 2014 which granted transgender people the status of a third gender. The court clarified that only transgender persons come under the third gender, not gays, lesbians or bisexuals. The clarification came when the court was hearing a PIL, challenging[Read More…]

  • I will always be used for political gains: Vadra

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra alleges he has been used as political bait by opposition parties for nearly a decade. They cannot prove anything without proof, and there is nothing there to prove, he added, calling allegations “false” and “baseless”. Vadra took to Facebook to vent. “Almost a[Read More…]

  • Union government to impose heavy penalty on unnecessary honking

    The Centre is planning to introduce new rules to check noise pollution as well as to impose hefty fines from up to Rs 1 lakh on the offender. As per the new rules, the driver of a motor vehicle shall not sound the horn needlessly. The rules are likely to[Read More…]

  • Triple Talaq hearing adjourned till September

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing in the Shayara Banu or the “triple talaq case” on September 6. The apex court has observed that this particular “issue of triple talaq has to be examined both on the basis of constitutional framework and earlier verdicts.”  A number of Muslim women[Read More…]

  • Monsoon Session to be from July 18 to Aug 12

    Union parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Monsoon Session will be held from July 18 to August 12. The BJP government is confident the Goods and Services Tax Bill will be tabled and passed in this session. There are 45 bills pending in the Rajya Sabha and 5 in[Read More…]

  • India ranks at low 105th out of 130 countries on worldwide Human Capital Index

    India has been ranked considerably low at 105th position globally on a worldwide Human Capital Index, which measures countries’ ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth and was topped by Finland. WEF in its report said that the country has optimized just 57 per cent of its[Read More…]

  • Facebook tragedy: Girl kills self over morphed pictures

    A 21-year-old in Tamil Nadu has hanged herself six days after morphed and obscene pictures of her were posted on Facebook. The victim, Vinupriya, a graduate in Chemistry was found dead yesterday in Salem, where she lived with her parents.  A suicide note has been recovered which reveals the inaction[Read More…]

  • Nigerian woman tied up by Bengaluru police for attacking people

    A Nigerian woman in her late 20s, identified as Mariam, was tied up by the police in Karnataka’s Bengaluru after she allegedly attacked people at National Market. The police said the girl was drunk and damaged a shop’s glass pane in the market. Meanwhile, the African Students’ Association accused officials[Read More…]

  • ​India joins Missile Technology Control Regime

    Three days after a failed bid to join NSG, India has officially joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a full member on Monday. India became the 35th member of the organisation, that aims to check the proliferation of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction[Read More…]

  • Raghuram Rajan no less patriotic: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today disapproved of the recent attacks on RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and other top finance ministry officials and called them “inappropriate.” He also added that he was sure Rajan would continue to serve India irrespective of his position and made it clear that “no one is[Read More…]

  • Supreme Court to hear plea calling ban on WhatsApp for national security

    The Supreme Court will hear next Wednesday a petition seeking a ban on WhatsApp on the ground that the messaging platform’s end-to-end encryption gives terrorists a means of communication that is impossible to intercept. Other platforms like Hike, Viber and a few others also use high encryption the petition argues.[Read More…]

  • 1984 riots: SIT likely to reopen 186 cases

    The home ministry-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) is likely to re-open around 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and other states like states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. These cases include ones which were not investigated or simply closed due lack of evidence.[Read More…]

  • After IIT, Centre hikes NIT fees to ₹1.25 lakh

    The human resources department ministry has approved a proposal to hike the fees in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) from ₹70,000 to ₹1.25 lakh per annum. This will be levied for new entrants. Similarly, the fees for the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) have been increased from[Read More…]

  • Water tanker scam: BJP seeks Kejriwal’s arrest

    Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday sought the arrest of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the water tanker scam. He alleged that Kejriwal for 11 months suppressed the report of a probe that looked into the alleged irregularities in hiring water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012, when Shiela Dikshit was the chief[Read More…]

  • India’s NSG bid hits the China wall

    The plenary meeting of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) ended in Seoul on Friday with no decision on India’s membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non- Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) members with China leading the opposition to it. China maintained the stand that India’s candidature cannot be[Read More…]

  • Swamy issues veiled threat of a bloodbath to Jaitley

    Taking his attack to those in the Finance Ministry to a new level, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday,June 24 issued veiled threat to those asking him to follow restraint saying if he “disregarded discipline there will be a bloodbath.” “People giving me unasked for advice of discipline and restraint[Read More…]

  • All About Eve—Pamper the woman in you

    India finally has a home-grown, customised, interactive platform which curates fashion, beauty, health and fitness, home décor, food tips and more—all for women! Thinking about which cookies to eat in office? Or a quick power lunch to keep you going? Maybe an easy makeup tutorial for an evening soiree or even[Read More…]

  • Modi engages China on NSG membership in Tashkent

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Tashkent to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit of which India is set to become a full-fledged member along with Pakistan. However, the spotlight is on his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to seek support for India’s membership at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).[Read More…]

  • RSS Iftar party ‘pure hypocrisy’, says Shiv Sena

    Latest in the spate of its tirades against its alliance partner in Mahasrashtra, the Shiv Sena lashed out at BJP and RSS’ plan to hold an iftar party, calling it ‘pure hypocrisy’. Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), a Sangh affiliate, has planned the Muslim outreach programme. MRM has sent out invites to[Read More…]

  • Bombay, Madras High Courts to use new city names

    The Law Ministry has proposed a Bill over changing the names of High Courts including Bombay, Madras and Calcutta, as per the present names of the cities “Mumbai” and “Chennai”. The mentioned cities changed from their colonial names to the new ones in the ‘90s, but the high courts had[Read More…]

  • Centre starts new scheme ‘PMSMY’ for pregnant women

    The Union government launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritwa Yojana’ for pregnant women in the country.  Under the scheme, the pregnant women will get ante-natal care packages and free check-ups by specialists across the country on 9th of every month. ‘PMSMY’ idea was discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a[Read More…]

  • Rohith Vemula row: UoH VC will not be replaced, says Centre

    The Centre has refused to transfer University of Hyderabad (UoH) vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile, even though he has been accused of playing a role in Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide.  The ministry of human resources development (MHRD) said there is “no provision” for the VC’s transfer to another varsity under[Read More…]

  • CBI files corruption cases against nine Income Tax dept officials

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a corruption case against nine top officials of Income Tax department after conducting nearly 17 raids all over the country. The corrupt officials included I-T chief of New Delhi, SK Mittal. During the raids, the items that were recovered included property[Read More…]

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