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Fiscal Deficit Will Remain With 3.5 Percent of GDP Says Finance Ministry

The fiscal deficit will remain within 3.5 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), said Finance Ministry's top economic affairs official on Thursday.

Bastar Tribals Raise Their Voices Against Naxal Atrocities

Naxals claim to be pro-poor and pro-tribal, but is this true?

Fire Breaks out in oil Factory in Karnataka

A major fire broke out at Banashankari oil factory in Kolar district's Malur in Karnataka on Thursday.

Delhi School Association Questions CBSE's Silence on Paper Leak

The Delhi School Association on Thursday questioned the silence of Central Board of School Education (CBSE) chairman Anita Karwal over the issue of class X and XII board exam paper leak.

Delhi School Association Questions CBSE’s Silence on Paper Leak

The Delhi School Association on Thursday questioned the silence of Central Board of School Education (CBSE) chairman Anita Karwal over the issue of class X and XII board exam paper leak.

Congress Demands Removal of Javadekar, CBSE Chairperson

The Congress on Thursday demanded the removal of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairperson in connection with the CBSE paper leak case.

BJP MP Opposes UP Government's Move to add Ramji to Ambedkar's Name

Raising question over the Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to add Dr BR Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in all state records, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj on Thursday said that it would create controversy unnecessarily.

BJP MP Opposes UP Government’s Move to add Ramji to Ambedkar’s Name

Raising question over the Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to add Dr BR Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in all state records, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj on Thursday said that it would create controversy unnecessarily.

Added Ramji in Dr.Ambedkar's Name to Avoid Wrong Spelling, Says Ram Naik

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday said that the decision to add Dr B.R. Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in state records was taken by the government as some states were writing his name incorrectly.

Added Ramji in Dr.Ambedkar’s Name to Avoid Wrong Spelling, Says Ram Naik

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday said that the decision to add Dr B.R. Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in state records was taken by the government as some states were writing his name incorrectly.

Nitish is Finished, Says Lalu

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fostered violence in Bihar, jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad claimed on Thursday, and indicated that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's position was also ruined in effect

Slaughterhouses to Remain Closed in Haryana on Mahavir Jayanti

Haryana Urban Local Body Minister, Kavita Jain announced on Thursday that all slaughterhouses will remain closed in urban areas of the state on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti and the sale of meat, fish, and eggs will be restricted.

Bihar Minister Assures Arijit's Arrest in Communal Violence Case

Janata Dal (United) (JDU) MLA Shyam Rajak on Thursday assured that Union Minister Ashwini Choubey's son Arijit Shashwat, who is accused of inciting communal clashes in Bihar's Bhagalpur will be arrested soon.

Bihar Minister Assures Arijit’s Arrest in Communal Violence Case

Janata Dal (United) (JDU) MLA Shyam Rajak on Thursday assured that Union Minister Ashwini Choubey's son Arijit Shashwat, who is accused of inciting communal clashes in Bihar's Bhagalpur will be arrested soon.

18-yr-old Bharat Award Recipient Designated as Special Police Officer in UP

Nazia Khan, who has received several national and state awards for her bravery and social work, has been designated as a 'Special Police Officer' of Agra Police by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Director General of Police, OP Singh.

Uttar Pradesh Government to add BR Ambedkar's Middle Name in State Records

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday passed an order to officially introduce 'Ramji' as the middle name of Dr BR Ambedkar in all documents and records in the state.

Uttar Pradesh Government to add BR Ambedkar’s Middle Name in State Records

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday passed an order to officially introduce 'Ramji' as the middle name of Dr BR Ambedkar in all documents and records in the state.

Accused in SSC Paper Leak Sent to 7-day Police Remand

A Delhi Court on Thursday sent all four accused arrested in connection with the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak to police custody for seven days.

Facebook Enables Update to Make Data Settings, Tools Easier to Find

Social media giant Facebook announced a revamp of its settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom to make things easier to find.

Just one High-fat Meal can Pave way for Heart Disease

Just one high-fat meal can set a perfect stage for heart disease, a new research has revealed.

How Meditation Improves Attention Span in old age

If you wish to remain attentive and focused in your old age, regular meditation is the key, according to a study.

Adults With Congenital Heart Defects at High Risk of Gland Cancer

Turns out, adults with congenital cardiac malformation are at high risk of adrenal gland cancer.

Eastern Union Edge Past Rising Student in Women's Football League

Defending champions Eastern Sporting Union clinched their second consecutive win in the Indian Women's Football League 2017-18 when they edged out last year's finalists Rising Student's Club 1-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in Shillong last evening.

Eastern Union Edge Past Rising Student in Women’s Football League

Defending champions Eastern Sporting Union clinched their second consecutive win in the Indian Women's Football League 2017-18 when they edged out last year's finalists Rising Student's Club 1-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in Shillong last evening.

Unaware of Nassars Abuse at Their Ranch, Calim Karolyis

Romanian-American gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and his wife Martha, who own the Karolyi Ranch, have claimed to be unaware of the abuses carried out by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at their ranch.

Venus Stunned by Qualifier Collins in Quarters of Miami Open

American tennis star Venus Williams suffered a major blow as she crashed out of Miami Masters after slumping to a shocking straight-sets defeat at the hands of qualifier Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals here on Thursday.

Tearful Lehmann Vows Cultural Overhaul on Ball-tampering Scandal

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has finally broken his silence on the massive ball-tampering scandal, saying that he and his entire cricket team have to change their culture and need to learn from New Zealand the way they play cricket.

Centre to File Review Petition on SC/ST act Order

The Union Law Ministry has approved the filing of review petition on Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 (SC/ST Act), in the Supreme Court, sources said on Thursday.

Rapists Must be Shot Dead in Public Says BJP MP

Raising concern over the increasing number of rape incidents in Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tezpur R.P. Sharma on Wednesday said people found guilty of committing such horrendous crime should be shot dead in public.

AIADMK MP Threatens to Commit Suicide Over Cauvery Row

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP A. Navaneethakrishnan on Thursday threatened that he will commit suicide if the Centre failed to constitute a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) by the March 29.

Class 11 Student Commits Suicide, kin Allege Exploitation by Teachers

A class 11th student in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah City committed suicide by jumping in front of a train.

CBSE Receives fax Revealing Identity of Person Behind Paper Leak

The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has received a complaint by fax naming a person from Sector 8, Rajinder Nagar to be behind the paper leak of Class 10 and 12 examination papers.

Police, Administration not Performing Their Duties, Says Babul Supriyo

BJP MP Babul Supriyo, who has been in the violence-torn Asansol to take stock of the situation, said on Thursday that the state administration including the police and the district magistrate are acting like TMC cadres

White House Silent Over Porn Stars Payment Question

Maintaining silence, the White House has refused to answer if United States President Donald Trump had know-how of a USD 130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Trump Ousts David Shulkin, Announces Ronny Jackson as Veterans Affairs Secretary

United States President Donald Trump has announced White House physician Ronny Jackson as his pick to replace Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin.

US Backs Direct Talks Between Afghan Government, Taliban in Tashkent Conference

The United States (US) has dwelled upon its support for the direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to end the 16-year conflict in the war-torn country.

Sikh Separatists in UK Planning Anti-india Campaign at Behest of Pakistan

Some British Sikhs along with Kashmiri separatists are planning to conduct an anti-India campaign during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK next month.

Pakistans Military, ISI Waging Quiet war Against Journalists, Activists, Says Expert

Pakistan is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for activists and reporters.

One Dead in San Francisco Hit-and-run

At least one person has lost his life and others have been wounded gravely post a driver plowed his car into five people in California's San Francisco city in a hit-and-run.

Malala Arrives in Pakistan After Nearly 6 Years

The youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan late Wednesday night, after spending about six years abroad.

First Contact With Nerve Agent at Home in Ex-spy Poisoning

The British police say that they believe former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter first came into contact with a nerve agent at their home.

Czech Republic Expels 3 Russian Diplomats Over Spy-poisoning

The Czech Republic is expelling three Russian diplomats in the aftermath of poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal at his home in Britain's Salisbury.

Al Qaeda has Been Dismantled, Claims Pakistan's Military Spokesperson

Pakistan's military has claimed that the Al Qaeda has been dismantled.

Al Qaeda has Been Dismantled, Claims Pakistan’s Military Spokesperson

Pakistan's military has claimed that the Al Qaeda has been dismantled.

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Gujarats Hanjiyasar

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Rajkot's Hanjiyasar village on Thursday morning.

Vacancy in Indian Railways Hiked by 20,000

In a bid to create more job opportunities, the Indian Railways announced a 20,000-hike in vacancies in the department.

Pradhan and Abbott Release Joint Statement on Trade of Oil, Gas

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday that the first US consignment of natural gases will reach Maharashtra on March 30.

Niti Aayog Seeks Exploration of Coal Reserves in Andhra

NITI Aayog member V.K Saraswat met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Wednesday to highlight the possibility of exploring coal reserves in the state and using them as a source of income.

Mumbai Blasts Accused Takla Gets 12-day Police Custody

Mumbai blasts accused Farook Takla, who was recently deported from Dubai and arrested by the Mumbai Police, was on Wednesday sent to 12-days police custody in connection with the 1993 explosions that left 257 people dead.

Mother Appears for Class 10 Examination With son in Ludhiana

Proving that education and attaining knowledge has no age limit, a mother and son duo here are jointly preparing to appear in the Class 10 Board examination.

Election Commission of India Officers' Committee Examines Responses on Karnataka Polls Date Leak

Following the alleged data leak regarding the schedule of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, an Officers' Committee constituted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) examined responses submitted by the parties involved.

Election Commission of India Officers’ Committee Examines Responses on Karnataka Polls Date Leak

Following the alleged data leak regarding the schedule of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, an Officers' Committee constituted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) examined responses submitted by the parties involved.

Karnataka Government Seeks Recognition of Lingayats, Veerashaivas as Religious Minorities

Following the declaration of minority status to the Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities, the State government wrote to the Centre recommending the official recognition of the two communities as religious minorities.

D. Roopa IPS-NBF Spat Intensifies

A day after the Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) denied conferring the 'Namma Bengaluru Award' to IPS officer D. Roopa Moudgil, the latter questioned why she was sent passes to the award function, in spite of her sending a letter to the foundation declining the award.

Indigo Flight Suffers Tyre Burst While Landing in Hyderabad

An Indigo flight, plying between Tirupati and Hyderabad, suffered a tyre burst at the time of landing.

Chhindwara Coal Mines to be Re-opened Says Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that the dysfunctional coal mines in Chhindwara area would soon be reopened.

Cabinet Approves Strengthening of Krishi Vigyan Kendras

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for the continuation and strengthening of 669 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) till 2019-20.

Cabinet Approves Schemes for Development Projects in North East

The Union Cabinet concerning the development in the northeast, on Wednesday, approved projects, including the continuation of several existing schemes, up to March 2020.

Cabinet Approves Enhancing of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Scheme

The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for enhancing the scope of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY).

Andhra CM Meets NCST Members to Review Rehabilitation Process

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu met with the members of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) at the Secretariat here on Wednesday to review the ongoing rehabilitation process.

Aeroports de Paris Express Interest in Partnering With Andhra Airport Projects

Delegates from Aeroports de Paris (ADP) met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and expressed interest in partnering with airport projects in the state.

U. Win Myint Elected as the new President for Myanmar

The Myanmar parliament on Wednesday elected the country's lower house speaker and legislator U. Win Myint as the new president.

26 Militants Killed in Last 24 hours in Afghanistan

As many as 26 militants have been killed in the last 24 hours by the Afghan air forces and ground operations, Afghanistan's defence ministry said.

Jet Airways Delays Salary of Over Thousand Employees

Causing inconvenience to more than a thousand employees, Jet Airways has delayed salary for the month of March.

Airports Authority of India, IIM – Bangalore ink Pact for Customized Training Programs for...

In order to augment the skill-set of its middle-senior level employees identified for succession planning, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM - Bangalore) today.

Re-examination for Class X Maths, Class XII Economics Over Reports of the Paper Leak

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers over reports of the paper leak.

Enforcement Directorate Arrests Close Confidante of Nirav Modi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Shyam Sunder Wadhwa, Vice President, Finance, of Firestar Group and a close confidante of jeweller Nirav Modi under a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

TDP MP Protests for Special Category Status in Narad Munis Garb

As the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) stays adamant on its demand for 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh, one of its MPs, Naramalli Sivaprasad took to a unique way of protesting by dressing up as the Vedic sage, Narad Muni on Tuesday.

SC Asks HC Division Bench to Decide on Matter by April in Two Leaves...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Delhi High Court order in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) two leaves symbol case and asked a division bench of the HC to decide on the matter by April.

Impeachment Motion Against CJI Misra Ill-conceived Says Soli Sorabjee

India's former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee on Wednesday termed the proposal of the opposition parties to move an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra as 'ill-conceived'.

Gangster, 2 Cops Injured in Exchange of Fire

A gangster and two policemen suffered injuries during exchange of fire near Bengaluru's Cottonpete area on Wednesday.

Toronto Chef Cuts Deers leg in Front of Vegan Protestors, Takes Twitter by Storm

In a counter-protest of its own kind, the co-owner of a Toronto restaurant has responded to animal rights activists by cutting up a leg of deer in front of them, prompting reactions from the Twitter.

Parental Conflict Affects Children's Mental Health

Parents need to be thoughtful about how they express conflict in front of their children as, according to a study, it can do lasting damages to kids.

Parental Conflict Affects Children’s Mental Health

Parents need to be thoughtful about how they express conflict in front of their children as, according to a study, it can do lasting damages to kids.

Here are Most Underrated Beaches in Japan one Must Visit

Known for its rich culture, Japan is also well acclaimed for having the most amazing beaches.

Can Mandatory Policy Schemes Influence Sugar Consumption?

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption, according to a study.

Parenting Apps you Didnt Know you Needed!

Living in a digital world with your child means that apps or applications have become a vital part of their growing vernacular. Today, there are also tons of apps that make things easier for new parents - whether that is to assist with tracking your baby's progress or finding the latest study material to teach your child.

Oracle Makes Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Available Worldwide

American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle on Wednesday announced its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, the first service based on the revolutionary Oracle Autonomous Database, available worldwide.

Wont Compromise With States Interest, Says Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said his party will not make any compromise with state's interest.

Cant Hate Those who Hate me Says Rahul

Seemingly unbothered by a sting operation expose on certain media houses agreeing to peddle hate against him, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he can never hate those who try to stir up hate against him.