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  • More trouble for Virbhadra Singh, ED arrests LIC agent in money laundering case

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested an LIC agent Anand Chauhan in connection with the money-laundering probe against Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh on Sunday. Chauhan was instrumental in investing Rs 5 crore in LIC polices in the name of CM’s family members including his wife and children.   He was arrested[Read More…]

  • Court denies bail to six suspected ISIS operatives

    A special court on Friday has refused to grant bail to six suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from different parts of the country, for allegedly promoting activities and ideologies of the banned terror outfit and luring the youths to join it. According to sources, the district judge, during in-camera proceedings denied[Read More…]

  • Are Indian Law Framers Themselves ‘Juvenile’?

    The word `rape’ should not be used out of context or casually or loosely. We recently saw how the reference of this expression alone caused a heavy collateral damage in a well-known celeb’s daily life that his father had to publicly apologize for the unwarranted usage of this word. I[Read More…]

  • Swastika dates back to 11,000 years and is pre-Aryan, say researchers

    Swastika, the holy Indian symbol is much older than Aryans and even the Indus Valley Civilization, says the research conducted by Sandhi, an HRD ministry-sponsored effort to amalgamate ancient Indian knowledge systems with contemporary science. The researchers claim that they have found the most mature and geometrically ordered Swastika in[Read More…]

  • Will the fake Anupriya Patel please stand up?

    A first-time MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur Anupriya Patel was inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers as Minister of State for Health and Family Planning. The youngest entrant and only non-BJP minister is already in the eye of a storm by none other than the Twitterati. On[Read More…]

  • The minister that should have our attention isn’t Smriti Irani but Maneka Gandhi

    Social media is a great disrupter in the field of communication. It is slowly turning other means of communication obsolete. Twitter and Facebook have become major sources of information for many of us now. I use Twitter as my primary source of news. In fact, I have created a Twitter[Read More…]

  • The Flavours of Eid

    This Eid, Newsd takes you around the world to experience the mouth-watering dishes served. From Nawabi biryani to Badam phirni, here’s a list of delicacies you have to try!

  • Nearly a month on, road accident victim’s family awaits justice

    Speaking to me from a forensic laboratory in New Delhi, Shilpi Singh sounds frantic but despondent. It’s been over 10 days since she’s lost her aunt in a terrible road accident. A baby whines in the background as I repeatedly ask her whether it’s a good time to talk. She’s[Read More…]

  • PM Modi’s Cabinet makeover: The complete list

    Former human resource development minister Smriti Irani has been shifted from the to the textile ministry. Prakash Javadekar, elevated to a Cabinet rank, will hold the portfolio now. List of Cabinet Ministers: Arun Jaitley: Finance and Corporate Affairs Rajnath Singh: Home Affairs Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs Manohar Parrikar: Defence Venkaiah[Read More…]

  • The new faces of PM Modi’s Cabinet

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet expansion will see 19 new ministers being inducted based on talent. On Tuesday morning, Modi said, “This is not reshuffle, but an expansion. Cabinet expansion is a natural thing to do. As long as I am judged for my work, I am happy.” Minister of[Read More…]

  • ED summons P Chidambaram’s son Karti in Aircel- Maxis deal

    The Enforcement Directorate, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal in the 2g scam has issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabram. This is the first time that a notice has been issued to Karti in the case which is being investigated since last year. The agency[Read More…]

  • Bombay, Madras High Courts to undergo change of names

    The Bombay and the Madras high courts will soon have names coinciding with the cities of Mumbai and Chennai respectively. The union cabinet on Tuesday has approved a Law Ministry proposal to change the names of these two courts through an Act of Parliament. Such demands to rename the courts[Read More…]

  • The new faces of PM Modi’s Cabinet

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet expansion will see 19 new ministers being inducted based on talent. On Tuesday morning, Modi said, “This is not reshuffle, but an expansion. Cabinet expansion is a natural thing to do. As long as I am judged for my work, I am happy.” Minister of[Read More…]

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Opposition says “cosmetic changes” will not help Modi

    The opposition parties, Congress and Aam Admi Party (AAP) launched a scathing attack on the ruling government’s decision for a cabinet reshuffle. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce major changes in his cabinet on July 5. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan dubbed it to be a ‘futile exercise’ and said[Read More…]

  • Owaisi is “oxygen” to terrorists: BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has slammed the AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi over his controversial decision of providing legal help to the men arrested for allegedly being members of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) module. The entire BJP has alleged him of being a “traitor” and “oxygen”[Read More…]

  • Poster boy of broken promises: Congress on PM Modi

    In a commentary titled “Soaring inflation, rising intolerance, Rupee in ICU, youths in long queue! Are these the ‘Achhe Din’ promised by PM Modi?” the Congress party has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling him the “poster boy for broken promises”, the opposition party has dubbed[Read More…]

  • Man who offered money for Kejriwal’s daughter’s rape nabbed in Hong Kong

    The Hong Kong police have arrested a certain Garry Singh, who in December 2015, offered money to the public to rape Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter Harshita Kejriwal. Newsd has exclusively learnt from sources that although Singh is out on bail in Hong Kong, he is being monitored closely[Read More…]

  • Eknath Khadse breaks silence, says county will shake if he opens his mouth

    While speaking for the first time after his resignation as a revenue minister following series of allegations, Eknath Khadse, veteran BJP politician from Maharashtra, said on Thursday that the country would shake if he opened his mouth. Khadse was compelled to quit for his alleged connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.[Read More…]

  • 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…]

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