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  • Green Warrior Piyush Sethia allegedly beaten up in jail

    Environmental activist Piyush Sethia was allegedly beaten up in police custody after being denied bail on July 14 citing previous cases which also includes sedition. Sethia was arrested on July 8 by police as he protested against ongoing construction of the Mulvadi bridge in Salem. According to a LiveMint report,[Read More…]

  • Home Minister asks for 3-month extension for Ishrat probe officer, Prime Minister gives two

    Prime minister Narendra Modi has reduced the extension period sought into the probe of Ishrat Jahan missing files by home minister Rajnath Singh. Senior IAS officer, BK Prasad who probed the case and was recently in news for “tutoring” a witness will now get two months instead of the three-month[Read More…]

  • GST, Kashmir and Arunachal to ensure a stormy Monsoon Session

    The Monsoon session of parliament which began today, will see government push for the GST bill. On Sunday, in the wake of the session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an all-party meeting asking party men to keep “national interest” in mind and not worry about the credit. On one hand[Read More…]

  • Press freedom in peril in Kashmir as government clamps down on media

    As the tension in Kashmir shows no sign of abating, mobile and internet services continued to remain suspended for the eighth day on Sunday while trains were also off the  tracks in the valley as a precautionary measure. What is more worrisome is that the state government seized newspapers and[Read More…]

  • Talk to AK: Arvind Kejriwal just loves the blame game

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio show ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal couldn’t resist having a similar kind of show where he took questions from people across the country. Arvind Kejriwal wanted to know what concerns, suggestions, problems and queries people have so he could address them[Read More…]

  • Courage and Commitment: Margaret Alva’s ‘tell-all’ criticism of Sonia Gandhi’s leadership

    A book that is making the news even before it has hit the stands, Courage and Commitment, by Margaret Alva, the book speaks about many issues which have not been in public light before. A promised ‘tell-all,’ it mentions all the times and incidents that led this fierce Gandhi family[Read More…]

  • Hardik Patel all set to join the AAP?

    Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel is mulling joining the Aam Admi Party (AAP). He met senior leader Ashutosh and other Gujarat AAP leaders in Bharuch on Friday, well-placed sources tell Newsd. Hardik was given bail after nine months in prison and is heading to Udaipur till early next year—in[Read More…]

  • “I didn’t inspire any terrorist”: Zakir Naik

    Controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik while addressing the media through skype from Medina pledged innocence and said that he was unnecessarily being subjected to “media trials” by the Indian media. “I am seeing that there is an India media cry on me just because a report came in one of[Read More…]

  • Hero MotoCorp launches its first indigenously developed bike – Splendor iSmart 110

    New Delhi: For Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. it was a proud moment to launch Hero’s first indigenously developed and designed motorcycle – Splendor iSmart 110 on Thursday here. Splendor iSmart 110 will be priced at INR 53,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The bike is powered by the new110 cc[Read More…]

  • India has solved the coal problem and is on the way to become a coal exporter

    Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal proudly announced on Tuesday that Coal problems are now history and the government will further boost domestic production to cut down on the imports that will result in savings to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore this year. “Last year, the reduction in imports of[Read More…]

  • National Herald case: Relief for Sonia, Rahul as court denies documents to Swamy

    In a major relief to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi high court has set aside a verdict by a trial court order summoning top govt documents from ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs among other agencies for 2010-11. This means that in his[Read More…]

  • Coalgate: Ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha indicted by Top court panel

    A supreme court appointed panel has indicted former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, by maintaining that there was a ‘prima facie’ attempt on his part to influence the probe into the coal allocation scam. The court also rapped the Central investigation Bureau (CBI) for sluggish probe in the sacm that took place[Read More…]

  • 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…]