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  • After Anandiben, who’s the next CM of Gujarat?

    With Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel submitting her resignation after a week of protests across the state following the Una incident, speculations are rife about the next chief ministerial candidate in Gujarat. Apparently, four people have emerged as the front runners in the race. Newsd tells you who’s in the[Read More…]

  • Here’s another reason to take the train

    Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has extended for the second time free registration for e-wallet, which provides a cheaper, reliable and glitch-free payment option for e-ticketing at its portal, till October 30. As an alternative payment system for e-ticketing, IRCTC had launched the e-wallet in 2012 as a pilot project. In May[Read More…]

  • “I will not let Mahmood Farooqui’s act rob me of my idea of who I am”: Rape victim

    A Washington Post journalist breaks her silence over Mahmood Farooqui rape case. A close friend of both Farooqui and the American Fulbright, scholar she reveals the victim’s ordeal while offering a glimpse into Farooqui’s life. The post is one written by Rama Lakshmi on her Facebook page.  I have remained[Read More…]

  • What social media says PM Modi should have addressed in his Mann ki Baat

    Prime Minister addressed the nation in his 22nd Mann ki Baat on Sunday. Below are some points social media users are upset he did not speak about: 1. Atrocities against Dalits: One of the raging issues India is presently debating is the rising violence against the Dalit community. However, Prime[Read More…]

  • Parrikar hints at Aamir, says those who speak like him must be taught a lesson

    Although not mentioning his name, it is being speculated that defence minister Manohar Parrikar was referring to Aamir Khan when he said those who speak against India must be “taught a lesson of his life”. Speaking a book launch, Parrikar referred to the incident of an online trading company ending[Read More…]

  • MEA Sushma Swaraj on the job; this time in Saudi

    Minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted confirmed on Sunday morning that 16,000 kilograms of food has been distributed to the Indian community in Saudi Arabia. There were over 10,000 people who were on the brink of starvation on losing their jobs. Taking to Twitter like she usually does, Swaraj[Read More…]

  • “Peepli Live” co-director Mahmood Farooqui proved guilty

    “Peepli Live” co-director Mahmood Farooqui has been convicted under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code for raping a 35-year-old American research scholar. The victim had alleged that he forced himself on her at his Sukhdev Vihar residence in South Delhi on March 28, 2015.  On August 2, the Delhi district[Read More…]

  • Assam floods: Lakhs displaced, 20 died, scores of animals washed away

    Assam is reeling under heavy floods, which has affected at least 18 lakh people in 22 districts of the state and over 20 have people died in the floods. Over one lakh people have been forced to abandon their houses and take refuge in relief camps. Flood waters have inundated[Read More…]

  • Ramdev could be tainted, not Zakir Naik: Congress MLA

    Congress MLA from Jamtara Irfan Ansari has courted controversy by showing his open support to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. Though he did not admit or deny for that matter, being a follower of his preaching, by saying Naik is a “learned scholar” and has many followers. Addressing the media[Read More…]

  • International Tiger Day: 20 facts about tigers you never knew

    Friday, July 29, marks World Tiger Day. As the country’s national animal, here are 10 facts about the beast you may not have known: The tiger population in India is the largest in the world. India has 2,226 tigers or 70% of the global tiger population. The global population has[Read More…]

  • Congress, BJP, NC react to J&K CM’s remarks on Burhan Wani

    The Congress has criticised Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statements on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Burhan Wani, calling for an explanation for the same. Mehbooba on Thursday said Wani would have been given “a chance” if forces had known about his presence during the encounter. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary[Read More…]

  • No concrete evidence about missing IAF aircraft but search still on: Parrikar

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Lok Sabha on Thursday that there is no concrete evidence so far with respect to missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force. Parrikar said that the search efforts are focused on the surface as well as the underwater domain to look for survivors[Read More…]

  • Acclaimed writer and activist, Mahasweta Devi passes away

    “I have always believed that the real history is made by ordinary people. I constantly come across the reappearance, in various forms, of folklore, ballads, myths and legends, carried by ordinary people across generations. The reason and inspiration for my writing are those people who are exploited and used, and[Read More…]

  • People chant Arhar Modi, not har har Modi: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on Thursday in the Lok Sabha saying it has forgotten its promises, none of which have been fulfilled in the last two years. On the issue of rising prices of pulses, potatoes and tomatoes, he challenged the government to[Read More…]

  • #NewsdExclusive: Dalits atrocities on rise since BJP came to power: Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

    In the wake of Dalit youth getting beaten up in Una, Gujarat, by self-proclaimed cow vigilantes, the ‘Hindutva’ bastion and India saw an unprecedented protest campaign from the Dalit activists across the country. Activists began throwing carcasses in front of municipal and administrative offices, challenging the caste hierarchy that has[Read More…]

  • NIA to take custody of Kupwara terrorist caught alive on July 26

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, and is expected to take custody of Pakistani terrorist Bahadur Ali, who was nabbed by security forces from Naugam sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district on Tuesday. In an encounter, forces killed four terrorists and[Read More…]

  • Jet Airways is flying ‘high’!

    Earlier in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha was told that in the last three years 122 pilots—110 of whom were first-time violators—of domestic airlines have been found inebriated prior to takeoff. Medical examinations are conducted on all pilots to ensure they are fit to fly. Mumbai airport[Read More…]

  • Remembering the ‘People’s President’, APJ Abdul Kalam

    Born into a poor family in Rameswaram as Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, he sold newspapers to fund his education and later studied physics and aerospace engineering in Tamil Nadu.

  • TM Krishna, Bezwada Wilson win the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay award

    Two Indians have received the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay award, acclaimed Carnatic musician TM Krishna and social activist Bezwada Wilson. Krishna was conferred the award for his “ensuring social inclusiveness in culture” while Wilson was recognised for “asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity”. The four other awardees[Read More…]

  • India is home to the world’s largest number of stunted children: Report

    According to a new study published on Tuesday, India is home to the world’s largest number of stunted children. The report says that around 48 million children or two in every five children under the age of five years in India are stunted. Stunting is a form of malnutrition in[Read More…]

  • After husband’s ‘Z’, Nita Ambani gets ‘Y’ level security cover

    Three years after Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani was accorded a “Z” category security cover, the government has now granted a “Y” category security cover of armed CRPF commandos to his businesswoman/philanthropist wife Nita Ambani. Officials confirmed that she has been provided with a full ‘Y’ cover of about[Read More…]

  • Indian diplomats to withdraw their kids from Pakistan schools

    As hostility grows between the two nations over the recent developments in Kashmir, India has asked its diplomats to withdraw their kids from schools in Islamabad. According to government sources, Indian officials have been asked to either send their kids back to India or to return themselves. “What it means[Read More…]

  • Rape survivor wins fight against ‘monstrous’ abortion law

    Acting on a plea challenging the validity of abortion laws in India, the apex court has delivered an historic judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court has permitted the termination of a 24-week-old pregnancy after medical reports confirmed that the foetus had severe abnormalities and could gravely endanger the “mental and[Read More…]

  • HC gives Salman the benefit of doubt, acquits him in black buck case

    The Rajasthan High Court has found Salman Khan not guilty in the black buck and chinkara poaching cases of 1998. The court said there is no evidence to prove that the animals, which were found dead, were shot by Salman’s licensed gun. The Bollywood actor had appealed to the court[Read More…]

  • Congress in support of Sushma Swaraj over Kashmir issue

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday levelled directly at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for instigating the recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir. She clearly stated that “All of Kashmir belongs to India” and asked Pakistan to withdraw from the parts of Kashmir it has illegally occupied. After Sushma[Read More…]

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