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  • 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…]

  • TRAI issues consultation paper on VoIP services

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on VoIP services or Internet Telephony. It is a broader and more holistic look at VoIP, and actually intends to hold telecom service providers accountable for quality of service on VoIP calls. It paper seeks opinions on[Read More…]

  • Newsd exclusive with Jairam Ramesh (Congress MP)

    Shutapa Paul (Editor-in-Chief, Newsd) talks to Jairam Ramesh (Congress MP) about his new book “Old History New Geography-Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh”. Jairam Ramesh also speaks about Congress’ future and will Rahul Gandhi become Party President.

  • UP: Akhilesh Yadav suspends minister over Qaumi Ekta Dal merger with SP

    A few hours after the merger of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Qaumi Ekta Dal (QED) with the Samajwadi Party was announced on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav dismissed minister for secondary education Balram Yadav, who played an active role in the move. As of now, no official statement has[Read More…]

  • VVIP chopper scam: ED freezes shares worth ₹86 crore

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the ₹360 crore AgustaWestland scam on Monday froze shares owned by companies in Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore to the tune of ₹86 crore. The agency alleged the assets were procured through kickbacks received by two middlemen in the purchase of helicopters from Itay. The agency also[Read More…]

  • Niti Aayog suggests doing away with Rail Budget

    The NDA government is seeking the opinion of the railway ministry on scrapping presentation of the annual Railway Budget. In a 20-page note to the Prime Minister’s Office, Niti Aayog argued the exercise has failed to come of any use to the sector and has become a “mechanism to announce[Read More…]

  • Premature PPF withdrawal allowed after 5 years

    Public Provident Fund (PPF) holders can prematurely close the deposit scheme for reasons such as higher education or expenditure towards medical treatment, the finance ministry said on Monday. The ministry said such premature closure shall be allowed only after the account has completed five financial years. Earlier you were not[Read More…]

  • Rahul Gandhi brings light

    Harshitha C, a visually impaired Mount Carmel College student who spearheaded an initiative to scrap import duties on specialised equipment for the blind, passed her Bcom examinations with distinction in all subjects. She has received a congratulatory letter (accessed exclusively by Newsd) from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi which reads, “As[Read More…]

  • UNCTAD pegs India 10th in FDI inflows

    Due to the surge of investments in the first four months of 2016, India remains in the top ten countries attracting foreign funds, according to the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development’s new World Investment Report 2016. In 2015, India reached a high of $44 billion in foreign direct[Read More…]

  • CEA Arvind Subramanian is Swamy’s new target

    After getting his way with Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is going after chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian. “Sack him!!!” read his tweet this morning. Who said to US Cong on 13/3/13 the US should act against India to defend US Pharmaceuticals interests? Arvind[Read More…]

  • Kairana migration is a law and order issue, not communal: Sanjeev Balyan

    Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sanjeev Kumar Balyan on Monday on Monday said as per the BJP report on Shamli district’s Kairana migration issue, some Muslim families besides those of Hindus have moved out of Kairana mainly due to law and order problems. “It is a[Read More…]

  • India is monitoring Brexit developments: Govt

    Union commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the government is tracking the developments of Britain’s referendum, scheduled on June 23, to leave the European Union. She said it will have a bearing on India’s trade with the European Union and the UK—currently, 15% of India’s imports are from the EU. With[Read More…]

  • Mumbai car density rises 56% in last 6 years: Govt data

    The state transport ministries data has revealed that Mumbai has the highest number of private cars on roads among others. According to the data, Mumbai has 430 cars/km of road which has spiked almost 56% in last 6 years. Maharashtra’s Mumbai has the highest density of private cars on the[Read More…]

  • Saffron, red, green—Katharia does colourful U-turn

    Minister of State in the human resource development ministry backtracked on his statement saying he meant the government will accept whatever is good for the nation, be it “Bhagwakaran or green or red colour”. Speaking to ANI, the BJP MP from Agra said, “I just said whatever is good for[Read More…]

  • DU rejects RTI query over PM Modi Degree information

    The Delhi University (DU) has once again declined to provide information related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree, citing “privacy” reasons. It declined to respond to an RTI query filed by lawyer Mohammed Irsad, who demanded the information. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the mystery into the matter has[Read More…]

  • Hockey India rewards team for claiming silver medal in the Champions Trophy

    India’s silver medal winning performance in the 36th Hero Champions Trophy has earned the players and team officials a reward from Hockey India. Immediately after the medal presentation, Narender Batra, President of Hockey India, went to the dressing room and announced the rewards. “Australia did well to win the title,[Read More…]

  • Tim Cook launches updated version of ‘Narendra Modi’

    As the tech world awaits updates from the PM Narendra Modi-Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting at 7 RCR today, we caught a tweet from the PM about Tim Cook launching an updated version of the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. Thanking Cook in the tweet, PM Modi informs that the updated[Read More…]

  • IAS officer transferred for praising Nehru on Facebook

    An IAS officer Ajay Singh Gangwar and Barwani district Collector was transferred by Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday night because he praised the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in a Facebook post. Gangwar was transferred as Deputy Secretary in the Secretariat in Bhopal. “The state government has transferred[Read More…]

  • No proof to show Sonia Gandhi interfered Ishrat Jahan case: MHA

    An RTI reply by the Ministry of Home Affairs head by Rajnath Singh has revealed that there was no evidence to suggest that the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, had illegally interfered to influence affidavits related to the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan. The reply provided to an RTI request by[Read More…]

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