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  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir

    According to latest updates, Pakistan’s troops have violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The troops fired mortar shells along the border and no injuries or casualties have been reported so far. A News 18 report says that[Read More…]

  • President supports Prime Minister’s proposal of conducting simultaneous elections

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday supported PM Modi’s idea of conducting simultaneous elections to Parliament and state Assemblies. He said, “all participants of the political spectrum” can brainstorm on how to tackle this issue.” This idea was first given by PM who raised the issue of continuous elections on different[Read More…]

  • UP horror: Woman gangraped, strangled to death in front of husband

    In a brutal act, a woman was allegedly gangraped and strangled to death in front of her husband who was stabbed by a group of men at Kasganj in Aligarh district on Sunday. The couple was returning home in a cycle after a holy dip in the river Ganges. They[Read More…]

  • One nation spreading terror: PM Modi’s veiled attack on Pakistan

    Speaking at the G 20 summit which is being held in Hangzhou, China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said terrorism was being spread by a single South Asian country. PM Modi in the final session of the G 20 said, “Growing forces of violence and terror pose a fundamental challenge. There[Read More…]

  • Google’s cute little doodle for India’s Teacher’s Day

    Google’s doodle for Teacher’s Day 2016 is a teacher teaching her students as they walk. Standard? Well, Google doesn’t do standard. The teacher and her cute little students are pencils! Teacher’s Day is celebrated in India annually on September 5, honouring the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second president[Read More…]

  • Cauvery dispute: SC directs Karnataka to release 15000 cusec water for TN

    The Supreme Court directed the Karnataka government on Monday to release 15,000 cusec of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for next 10 days to meet the demand of the summer crop in the state. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, asked the Supervisory Committee[Read More…]

  • St. Teresa’s canonization: Other Indian-born saints before Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday. “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enroll[Read More…]

  • Fighting corruption central to effective financial governance: PM at G20

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that effective financial governance requires “full commitment” to act against the corrupt and elimination of “safe havens” for economic offenders as he called on G20 members to break down the web of excessive banking secrecy. In his intervention on the second[Read More…]

  • India’s entry into NSG will promote non-proliferation: Japan

    Japan has reaffirmed its support for India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership. In the first official comment after China’s opposition sealed India’s fate at NSG group, Japan said that India’s presence in NSG will help promote non-proliferation. According to a TOI report, as China refuses to let go of its opposition to[Read More…]

  • Senior AAP leaders exploiting women, AAP MLA writes to Kejriwal

    After the arrest of AAP minister Sandeep Kumar, a party MLA worried about “debauchery” in the party has embarked on a “fact finding mission” to Punjab. Bijwasan MLA Devinder Sehrawat has written to Arvind Kejriwal, saying he had heard about senior partymen in Delhi and Punjab exploiting women. He said in his letter, “I saw disturbing[Read More…]

  • Mother Teresa: Saint of the destitute is finally canonised in Vatican City

    In the presence of thousands of followers, late Mother Teresa was canonised sainthood by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican city on Sunday. On the eve of her 19th death anniversary, Mother Teresa has been declared a saint as she is believed to have cured many people. Born in 1910 to[Read More…]

  • Photojournalists allegedly manhandled by police in Kashmir

    A body of photojournalists has alleged that some of its members were manhandled by policemen in Srinagar. The photojournalists said that they showed the police curfew passes, but policemen declined to acknowledge them. They alleged that over a dozen photojournalists were assaulted while they were discharging professional duties in the[Read More…]

  • ‘No’ turns fatal: Man murders mother for refusing cash to buy alcohol

    A middle-aged man allegedly beat his 70-year-old mother to death after she refused to give him money for buying alcohol in Baran district of Rajasthan, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at Saimera village in Shahabad area of the district on Friday evening. The man, Murari Sahariya, returned[Read More…]

  • Senior Supreme Court Judge miffed with CJI-led collegium

    In a shocking revelation, Justice J Chelameswar has ripped into the Chief Justice of India headed collegium and has called it, “most opaque.” A letter written by the fifth most senior judge has called for recording the minutes of confidential meetings held to discuss appointments and transfers of judges. As reported[Read More…]

  • India, Vietnam sign 12 agreements; pacts to boost IT, defence ties

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc for one-to-one talks ahead of delegation-level talks. India and Vietnam sign 12 agreements for cooperation in areas, including defence and IT, to boost bilateral ties. Modi said that India will provide $500 million credit line for Vietnam[Read More…]

  • AAP suspends primary membership of Sandeep Kumar, say sources

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday suspended primary membership of sacked minister Sandeep Kumar in connection with the “objectionable” CD episode, sources said. Kumar, who held the Women and Child Welfare and Social Welfare portfolios, was sacked from the council of ministers by Kejriwal after he received a nine-minute-long[Read More…]

  • Triple talaq prevents men from killing wives: Muslim Law Board to Supreme Court

    Asserting that “Personal laws of a community cannot be rewritten in the name of social reform,” the All India Muslim Personal Law Board defended the validity of triple talaq before the Supreme Court. Some of the arguments presented by the board drew a lot of flak as it said that[Read More…]

  • CBI raids ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda’s home over corruption case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted searches on the premises of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his associates in connection with alleged irregularities in the acquisition of land in Gurgaon district. In raids in 20 locations across Delhi, Chandigarh, Rohtak and Gurugram, the CBI[Read More…]

  • Arunachal governor asked to resign, says he is “clueless”

    Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa has been asked to step down on “health grounds.” According to Indian Express report, this movement comes weeks after the apex court restored the Congress government in the hill state and rapped the central government for “humiliating the elected government of the day.” The[Read More…]

  • P Chidambaram says summon against his son is vague

    Speaking about the ongoing probe against Karti Chidambaram’s ‘alleged’ financial irregularities in Aircel-Maxis scam, P Chidambaram has said that the recent “summon against his son Karti Chidambaram is vague and unclear.” He said, “A canard is being spread that my son, Mr Karti Chidambaram, has refused to appear before the[Read More…]

  • PM Modi lashes out at ‘self-appointed guardians’ of Dalits

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview with CNN-News 18, his second interview to an Indian television news channel, spoke on various issues ranging from Indian economy, Dalits,Uttar Pradesh polls and his relationship with the media. PM Modi lashed out at ‘self-appointed guardians’ of Dalits for creating tensions in the[Read More…]

  • Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has become 7th national party of India

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress (TMC) has been given a status of national party. The Election Commission announced TMC as the seventh national political party of India on Friday. According to the requirements laid down in the Symbols (Reservation and allotment) Order, 1968, which was amended last[Read More…]

  • Amitabh Kant urges for one policy on retail biz and e-commerce

    India is the only country where there are different policies for different segments of the retail business and e-commerce. Logically, there should be one policy, said Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog. Kant was interacting with CEOs at the Valedictory Session of the sixth edition of Massmerize 2016, FICCI’s annual[Read More…]

  • Kolkata to get its first church named after Saint Teresa

    The city of joy and the place that converted Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu to ‘Mother Teresa’ will get the country’s first church named after Saint Teresa of Kolkata on September 4. Also, soon after the canonisation ceremony at the Vatican, the Catholic Association of Bengal will embrace Mother as its patron[Read More…]

  • Swaraj, Kejriwal, Mamata to attend Mother Teresa’s canonization

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead a 12-member delegation to represent India at canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa in Vatican on September 4. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said two delegations led by chief ministers had sought political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs to attend the[Read More…]

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