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Daily Archives: 28th April 2018

ABVP Violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Protest March Tonight

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the right-wing Hindu party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) unleashed violence on students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) yesterday (April 27, 2018). They attached a group of student activists who were protesting against the screening of a film which was conducted by 'Vivekanand Vichar Manch, another platform of ABVP.

SC/ST Protection Act Matter Listed for Hearing on May 3

The Supreme Court on Saturday reviewed the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) Protection Act and listed the matter for hearing on May 3

Tamil Maiya Organisation Blames RSS for Atrocities Against Christian Community

In the wake of two pastors being manhandled in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, JG Raj of the Tamil Maiya Organisation, on Saturday, pinned the blame on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other connected organisations for the atrocities against the Christian Community.

Ghazipur Madrasa Cleric Sent to One-day Police Remand in Rape Case

The cleric of the madrasa at Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur, where a minor girl was sent to one-day police custody by a Delhi court, on Saturday.

India Killed 39 People in 'Encounters' Last Week and the Police Celebrated it With...

At least 39 Maoists were killed in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India in what the security forces called 'encounters' in the past week. The state and media celebrated the 'achievement' and described it as the most successful operation in helping kill Maoism so far. The number in news that started with the announcement of murder of 16 Maoists has now reached 39. Meanwhile, the special forces held a celebratory dance party for their own success in having killed more than 39 people

India Killed 39 People in ‘Encounters’ Last Week and the Police Celebrated it With...

At least 39 Maoists were killed in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India in what the security forces called 'encounters' in the past week. The state and media celebrated the 'achievement' and described it as the most successful operation in helping kill Maoism so far. The number in news that started with the announcement of murder of 16 Maoists has now reached 39. Meanwhile, the special forces held a celebratory dance party for their own success in having killed more than 39 people

Madras HC Allows Farmer Leader to Stage Protest Over Cauvery Dispute

Madras High Court allowed farmer leader P Ayyakannu to stage protest at Marina beach for one-day over the issue of constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

4 Naxals Arrested in Sukma District

Four Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district were arrested on Saturday.

2 Killed After Public Toilet Collapses in Mumbai

Two persons were killed on Saturday after a public toilet complex collapsed in Mumbai.

Shivam Mavi, Avesh Khan Reprimanded for Breaching IPL Code of Conduct

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowler Shivam Mavi and Delhi Daredevils' Avesh Khan have received official reprimands for breaching the ICC code of conduct during the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between the two sides at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium yesterday.

Gambhir Took `courageous Decision` to Miss Kolkata Knight Riders Tie, Says Iyer

After clinching a thrilling victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash, Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer has revealed that it was not his decision to drop former skipper Gautam Gambhir from the Playing XI.

Soldiering – A Life on the Edge

The life of a young Army officer, replete with challenges and exciting adventures, fascinates most young people across the world, and especially so in India, where soldiering is deemed to be a noble and revered profession.

Another Naxal Body Recovered From Indravati River

Days after an encounter broke out between the Naxals and security forces in the jungles of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, one more body of a Naxal was recovered from Indravati River on Saturday, taking the death toll to 40.

Rs 1 Lakh Ex-gratia Announced for kin of Drowned TN Students

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced Rs one lakh each for the families of three students who drowned in Mulshi dam near Pune.

Abu Salem Extortion Case Verdict Deferred yet Again

Delhi's Patiala House Court Saturday deferred judgment in the 2002 extortion case involving 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem till May 04.

Siddaramaiah Government's Countdown has Begun, Says Amit Shah

Expressing confidence over winning Karnataka Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday targeted the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Government saying that the countdown has begun for its end.

Siddaramaiah Government’s Countdown has Begun, Says Amit Shah

Expressing confidence over winning Karnataka Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday targeted the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Government saying that the countdown has begun for its end.

Oldies of a Feather Stick Together

Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise programme if they can do it with people their own age, a new study has found.

Setting Kids up for Healthier, Less Violent Relationships

Turns out, parents may help prepare children for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships.

A new Weapon Against Epilepsy

A recent study has offered new hope for parents who have a child with a rare but serious form of epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy (EE).

Nadal Faces Goffin Challenge for Final Spot in Barcelona Open

World number one Rafael Nadal continues his quest for 11th Barcelona Open title as he squares off against Belgium's David Goffin in the semi-finals of the men's singles event here on Saturday.

Airports Authority of India Inks Performance MoU With Civil Aviation Ministry

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed its Annual Performance Contract (APC) for the year 2018-19 with Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Saina, Prannoy eye Final Berths in Badminton Asia Championships

Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy will look to book their place in the finals of the Badminton Asia Championships when they play their respective last-four clashes here on Saturday.

Kazakhstan Peacekeeping Unit Trains in India

A peacekeeping unit from Kazakhstan was recently in India to receive training and briefing on operational coordination for deployment as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

Most Effective Cancer Therapy Comes Closer to Reality

Turns out, when it comes to fighting cancer, the size does matter.

Two Naxals Killed in Encounter in Sukma

Two Naxals including a woman has been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday.

Pastors Manhandled in Kanyakumari

Two pastors were allegedly physically and verbally abused and forcefully smeared with holy ash by some miscreants inside Arulmigu Mutharamman Temple in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari town.

Delhi Couple Found Dead at Residence

A 55-year-old man and his wife were found dead in a suspicious condition at their house in Zakir Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.

Commonwealth Leaders Commit $4.1 Billion to Halve Malaria by 2023

In the culmination of a week of focus on a disease at a crossroads, the 53 leaders of Commonwealth nations committed to halve the burden of malaria across the Commonwealth within five years.

Newly-wed Woman Killed in Alleged Robbery in UP

A newly-wed woman was shot dead by some miscreants in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Friday in what appears to be a robbery-gone-wrong case.

Reliance Registers 17.3 Percent Hike in Quarterly net Profit

Reliance Industries announced record net profit for the fourth quarter, clocked at Rs. 9,435 crores, primarily backed by favourable outcomes in the refining and petrochemical business.

Paytm Introduces Tap Card Offline Payments Solution

One97 Communications Limited, the owner of digital payment major, Paytm, announced the launch of its offline payments solution - the Paytm Tap Card, in line with the company's vision to provide seamless payments solutions for non-internet customers.

Koinex Launches Crypto-to-crypto Trading

Koinex, a digital assets exchange, commenced crypto-crypto trading at zero cost on their web and mobile platforms with the launch of 15 pairs of tokens which will be available for trading right from the start.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 April Update

Tech giant Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 update, which will begin to become available for download on April 30 and start to roll out to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8.

Indian Consumers Receptive to Automated Operations

A recent study conducted by Adobe noted that Indian consumers are showing a preference for automation and non-human interactions with brands.

India Wins South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament

India has won the South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament and defeated host Nepal in the finals in Lalitpur on Friday.

Trump, Merkel Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

United States President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during the latter's one-day working trip to Washington.

Trump May go to Jerusalem for Embassy Opening

United States President Donald Trump is likely to visit Israel the month to attend the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Trump Deserves Nobel Peace if North Korea Denuclearises, Says US Senator

US Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday pitched for awarding a Nobel Peace Prize to United States President Donald Trump if he successfully negotiated the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Delayed for 90 Days

California judge James Otero has temporarily put a hold on porn star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against United States President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen for 90 days.

Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Delayed for 90 Days

California judge James Otero has temporarily put a hold on porn star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against United States President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen for 90 days.

One Direction Fans go Gaga Over British Royal Baby's Name

The fans of One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, went gaga over the royal baby's name, who has been named Louis Arthur Charles became the namesake of someone from One Direction.

One Direction Fans go Gaga Over British Royal Baby’s Name

The fans of One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, went gaga over the royal baby's name, who has been named Louis Arthur Charles became the namesake of someone from One Direction.

9 Children Killed in Knife Attack in Chinese School

At least nine students were stabbed to death at a middle school in China's Shaanxi province.

Nadda Directs States to Enhance Preparedness Against Vector-borne Diseases

With the monsoon season inching closer, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda directed all states to be well prepared by May end to tackle vector-borne diseases.

Rahul Gandhi Visits Mysuru's Suttur Mutt

Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi visited the Suttur Mutt in Mysuru on Friday evening.

Rahul Gandhi Visits Mysuru’s Suttur Mutt

Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi visited the Suttur Mutt in Mysuru on Friday evening.

Mega Block on Central Railway Tomorrow

The Central Railway (CR) has planned mega block on main and harbour line for carrying out maintenance work tomorrow.

Manufacturing Sector Will Soon own 20 Percent Share of GDP

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said the contribution of India's manufacturing sector to the national gross domestic product (GDP) would increase to 20 percent in the coming months.

Journey was not Easy, Says UPSC Topper

Durishetty Anudeep, the topper of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination 2017 explained that his journey to crack the civil services examination was not an easy one.

Indigo President Aditya Ghosh Resigns, Rahul Bhatia Named Interim CEO

InterGlobe Aviation, the operator of the budget carrier, IndiGo airlines, announced that Aditya Ghosh, the President and whole-time Director of IndiGo has stepped down.

Dharmendra Pradhan Bats for Comprehensive Skill Development

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan urged that a comprehensive approach be adopted towards skill development in the country.

Amit Shah Accuses Siddaramaiah Government of Pocketing Funds

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led state government of "pocketing" the funds pumped into the state by the Centre.