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Israel Approves New Settlements in West Bank

The approval comes after the settlement sub-committee in the administration’s Supreme Planning Council discussed the plans on Tuesday and Wednesday and gave a final approval for 30 of these units.

Aash to organise Mass Wedding in Srinagar

The group had already organised a grand mass wedding at Khan Sahib, Budgam, in which almost 50 girls belonging to the economically backward families, got married.

Case registered against rationalist and writer K S Bhagawan in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru city police have filed an FIR against rationalist and writer K.S. Bhagawan for 'outraging religious sentiments' after a complaint was filed against...

Unnao rape case: National Human Rights Commission sent notice to Uttar Pradesh government

The National Human Rights Commission, following media reports, on Friday sent a notice to Uttar Pradesh Government seeking a detailed report on the allegations...

Ashok Stambh to replace Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay logo on government letterheads and notifications...

In Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot government decided to reverse an order of the previous government. Earlier, Vasundhara Raje led BJP government has ordered to...

Case filed against Unnao rape survivor for forgery

A case has been registered against the Unnao rape survivor, who accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a BJP MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao of raping...

Manipur Journalist Union turns a blind eye towards the plight of fellow journalist arrested...

This comes at a time when India’s rankings in the world press freedom index is a subject of discussion at the Lok Sabha.

University of Kashmir Bans Wearing of Pheran in Library Premises

Keeping in mind the banning of Pheran at the civil secretariat and the department of education Kashmir, the Allama Iqbal library of the University of Kashmir, also imposed a ban on the dress and asked the students to not enter the library premises wearing Pheran.

Pakistan Remembers Benazir Bhutto on her 11th Death Anniversary

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is intending to organise a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in Larkana district of Sindh.

Schools and hospitals are new cow shelters in Uttar Pradesh

Farmers in Iglas and Khair tehsils of Aligarh district are unhappy over stray cows as they are destroying crops. They are driving away the...

Delhi High court asks Centre’s reply on a plea challenging the recruitment of President’s...

On a petition filed by Gaurav Yadav from Haryana's Rewari district alleging that only three castes are considered for the recruitment to the President's...

As per Association for Democratic Reforms’ study BJP has the highest number of MPs...

According to a study by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), out of 1580 MPs and MLAs, 48 have declared cases related to crimes...

Policemen suspended over Dalit’s death in Uttar Pradesh

Eight policemen of Amroha's Dhanaura police station have been suspended on Tuesday over the alleged custodial death of a Dalit. Relatives of Balkishan claimed...

Civilian killings have enraged people: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

He also said that Delhi has been has been mishandling the Kashmir situation for the past several decades by ignoring ground realities.

RTI activist found dead in Bihar

Bhola Sah, an RTI activist from Phullidummar, was found dead on Sunday, a day after he was abducted. His brother Vinod Sah...

Lokayukta Law: Anna Hazare to observe hunger strike from January 30

Activist Anna Hazare will go on a hunger strike from January 30 seeking the implementation of the Lokayukta Act and the appointments of Lokpal...

Naseeruddin Shah will get an air ticket to Pakistan, says Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena

The Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena on Friday said that they will arrange an air ticket to Pakistan for actor Naseeruddin Shah on his remarks...

Imran Khan Contacts UN Chief, Conveys Concern over Human Rights Violation in Jammu and...

Khan also contacted the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to express his concern at the ongoing situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

This move came after the prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison, during a speech in Sydney, approved the resolution taken by the United States.

Ministry of Home Affairs issues order allowing central agencies to access data from any...

As per an order from the home ministry (Cyber and information security Division), signed by Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, ten central agencies, the Intelligence...

Provide protection to Swami Agnivesh, asks Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court asked the police to provide security to activist Swami Agnivesh. Swami Agnivesh had filed complaints against members of the BJP,...

TISS student commits suicide: Blames professor named in #metoo

As per media reports, Sanket, an engineering graduate who was pursuing masters in Organisational Development, Change and Leadership at TISS had named professor P Vijayakumar, Chairperson of Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership of School of Management and Labour Studies, in the suicide note which was retrieved from his first floor flat.

President Rule Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir from 19th December

The decision comes after the governor Satya Pal Malik had sent a report to the central government recommending the imposition of president rule.

Sexual violence survivors embark on a 65 day long Dignity March

Survivors of sexual assault across the country embarked on a march from Mumbai, on Thursday. The march will end on February 22 in Delhi....

Patiala House Court grants interim bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in IRCTC scam case

Patiala House court granted interim bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotel...

Lalrinawma of MNF elected as deputy speaker of Mizoram Assembly

Lalrinawma of Mizo National Front was elected as the deputy speaker of Mizoram Assembly on Thursday. In the recently held Mizoram assembly elections,...

TDP government will give Scheduled Caste status to converted Christians, says Chandrababu Naidu

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu promised that the TDP government will give Scheduled Caste status to converted Christians, and urged the...

Manipur Journalist jailed for calling Chief Minister as a puppet of Prime Minister

Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist from Manipur, sentenced for one year under the National Security Act. He was detained on November 27 for criticising the...

ISRO successfully launches GSAT-7A

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully launched the GSAT-7A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

Contemporary artist Tushar Joag passes away at 52

Tushar Joag, 52 died on Tuesday at his residence in Noida after a heart attack. He studied at J J School Of Arts, Mumbai...

Court directs police to hand over documents to Shashi Tharoor, accused in Sunanda Pushkar...

A Delhi Court directed police to hand over some documents to Shashi Tharoor, accused in Sunanda Pushkar death case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar...

Sonam Kapoor: PETA India’s person of the year 2018

Sonam Kapoor, the Bollywood actress, has been named PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ) India’s person of the year 2018.

All women political party launched in Delhi

A doctor and social activist on Tuesday launched women only political party, National Women’s Party in Delhi. The NWP’s chief Swetha Shetty said that...

Pakistan hosts Peace Talk between US and Taliban

The Taliban officials had earlier said that the presence of international forces in Afghanistan was the main obstacle to establishing peace in the country and have maintained that issues such as mutual recognition with the Kabul government, constitutional changes and women’s rights could be negotiated.

Interim protection to Chidambaram, Karti extended in Aircel-Maxis case

A Delhi Court on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son, Karti, till January 11, in...

Upcoming State and Parliamentary Elections: Congress requests for pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

The statement comes out a day after the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the forthcoming assembly polls in the Jammu and Kashmir.

Israel: Facebook temporarily blocks account of Benjamin Netanyahu’s son

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was blocked from Facebook for 24 hours for sharing anti-Muslim posts. “Do you know where there...

Kamal Nath takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Kamal Nath, 72, of Congress was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. He is the 18th Chief...

Ashok Gehlot takes oath as Rajasthan Chief Minister

Ashok Gehlot of Congress was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan, on Monday. Sachin pilot was sworn in as the deputy...

Congress leader gets life imprisonment in 1984 Anti- Sikh Riots case

The Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for criminal conspiracy in 1984 Anti- Sikh riots case and sentenced him to...

NRC: A state sponsored tool for long-standing communal tension

Of the 3.3 crores of people who applied to be included, almost 40 lakh people were left out of the final NRC draft published on July 30.

Government of India is using every weapon to muzzle our voice: Geelani

He also said that the armed forces could not stop them from pursuing their cause of right to self-determination.

Need to replace the idea of Azad Kashmir within the framework of Indian Constitution:...

Mehbooba further said that peace was the only way for better governance and that Kashmiris were suffering from 1947.

Mayhem in Kashmir Valley: seven civilians killed by armed forces

An army spokesperson said that the government launched a cordon-and-search-operation following a tip-off about the presence of militants.

Vedanta Sterlite Plant: National Green Tribunal orders re-opening

The National Green Tribunal has ordered to re-open the Vedanta Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Earlier, in May 2018, endorsing the closure direction...

P V Sindhu reaches final of World Tour finals

Indian shuttler P. V. Sindhu reached the final of the ongoing World Tour Finals event at Guangzhou, China. In the semi-final, on Saturday, she...

Zoramthanga Takes Oath as Mizoram Chief Minister

Zoramthanga of Mizo National Front was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram on Saturday. Mizoram Governor K. Rajasekharan administered the...

Alok Nath Files Anticipatory Bail Application

Bollywood actor Alok Nath had filed an anticipatory bail application in a Mumbai court. A rape case was registered against the actor on a...

Pune Court Grants Bail to Accused as CBI Fails to File Charge Sheet in...

The Pune sessions court, granted bail on Friday, to the suspects, Amol Kale, Rajesh Bangera, and, Amit Degvekar, in Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case after...

Amitav Ghosh honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

Noted Indian writer, Amitav Ghosh, honoured with the Jnanpith Award for the year 2018. The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually...

Kerala High Court grants conditional bail to Rehana Fathima

The Kerala HC, on Friday, granted conditional bail to Rehana Fathima. BSNL employee and social activist Rehana Fathima was arrested by the Pathanamthitta police...

Youngest Pellet victim of Kashmir Valley Hiba Jan Undergo Second Surgery

Talking to the reporters, the victim’s father Nisar Ahmad said that they have been praying and hoping that the surgery is a success for her.

Great March Protests: 72 people injured by Israeli forces

As per reports, Israeli forces used lethal weapons against the demonstrators and injured 72 civilians including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip.

Nepal Government bans Indian Currency notes of Rs.2000, 500, and 200

The Nepal government has banned the use of higher denomination Indian currency notes. The banned currency notes, Rs. 2000, Rs. 200, Rs.500, were introduced...

Congress Leader Kamal Nath to Take Oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister On December...

Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Kamal Nath will take oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, on December 17, at Lal...

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Demolition process begins

Under the supervision of Magistrate, Suresh Kumar Sinha, the demolition process of Bihar's Muzaffarpur shelter home began on Thursday. In April, a report by...

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as Telangana CM

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was sworn in as the Telangana Chief Minister, on Thursday. In the Assembly Elections, TRS...

No woman MLA for Mizoram Assembly

As all the 15 women candidates lost their seats in Mizoram assembly election, the Mizoram assembly will not have a female legislative member. The...

What is in a name?: The BJP politics of name changing

As per media reports, the Union Home Ministry has given consent to the proposals of name change in 25 villages and towns across different parts of the country in a year.

Pakistan is not Facing Economic Crisis: Finance Minister

He further stated that there were some elements which were creating misconceptions and chaos with regard to the economy of the country.

Women under Modi Government: Promises and Reality

As recent as 2018, Shobha Chauhan, the BJP candidate from Sojat Assembly seat in Rajasthan told the people of her constituency said that she will not let police intervene in child Marriages in Rajasthan if BJP was elected to power.

PDP would launch agitation if Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley were not Granted Divisional...

Mehbooba also said that the governor should not encroach upon the democratic space in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

From Economic Advisor to Finance Minister: The Complete Story of Haseeb Drabu’s Political Career

It is also said that Drabu played an instrumental role while negotiating the terms and conditions of the agenda of the PDP-BJP alliance.

Taxation in Pakistan: Hysteria of Sin Tax

In Urdu translation, sin tax is called as “Gunnah tax” which would be imposed on cigarettes and sugary beverages which would in turn be diverted to the health budget.

In India, demonetisation choked every sector, hitting small business the worst

The largest impact of the move was the hit on micro, small and medium enterprises.

Indian Air Force has 13.09 per cent of women officers, Says Minister of state...

Minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre on Wednesday, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, stated that the Indian Air Force has...

Sexual harassment Charges: IFTDA suspends Film maker Sajid khan

The Indian Film and Television Directors Association(IFTDA) has suspended filmmaker and scriptwriter Sajid Khan for one year. He was accused of sexual harassment by...

2018 Election Result

In recently held Madhya Pradesh assembly elections the Congress won 114 seats, and BJP 109 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party 2, Samajwadi party 1 and...

Congress’s Achche Din

Counting of votes for the assembly elections 2018 in five states held today. In Rajasthan, the Congress won 101 seats.2010 CWG gold medallist...

Shaktikanta Das : New RBI Governor

Retired IAS officer and former Economic affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das appointed as the new Reserve Bank governor. He replaces Urjit Patel, who resigned yesterday...

Assembly Election 2018

Counting of votes for the assembly elections 2018 in five states began today at 8 am. The Congress is leading in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan....

PIL on entry for woman in Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah; Delhi High court seeks Centre’s...

In response to a PIL filed three women law students, through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, seeking entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat...

Increase in Taj Mahal entry fee

Vasant Swarnakar, the chief archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, said that from Monday onwards, the fee for visiting the Taj Mahal would...

USA approaches Pakistan for help in Taliban Peace Talks

Talking to media persons, Khan said that the USA president who had always used tough language against the nation, has now requested for help.

Manipuri Journalist in Detention for FB Post

Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem has been in detention since November 27, 2018, in Manipur under the draconian National Safety Act (NSA) for posting anti-BJP posts on Facebook. His FB posts had questioned the Manipur state government’s decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rani of Jhansi.

Fugitive Economic Offenders: All You Need To Know

The decision came in the midst of an increase in criticism against the Modi government, for its inability to handle high profile economic offenders, fleeing the country

Kisan Mukti Yathra demands higher minimum support price and freedom from debts

The protests are also a part of a series of farmer protests held this year in Delhi including the 9th August Jail Bharo by AIKS on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement and the 5th September Mazdoor-Kisan Sangharsh Rally jointly organised by CITU-AIKS-AIAWU in Delhi.

India’s Crude Oil Import the Highest in Over 7 Years

Data coming out from PPAC suggest that the domestic production of crude oil has hit an all-time low, at 20,954 thousand tonnes, dipping by 5 percent in a single month.

Pakistani Police Women Foiled the Terror Attack near Chinese Consulate

Earlier, three terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) carried out an attack, attempting to barge into the consulate.

Six Militants killed in a Joint Operation in Anantnag Gunfight

The slained militants were associated with both the Hizbul and the Lashkar-i-Toiba.