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In India, May Day Celebrations Remember Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for his Working Class...

India celebrated May 1, International Labour Day by remembering Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution and also one of the pioneers in bringing working class reforms in the country. A champion of Dalit rights, Ambedkar put into effect a lot of labour rules when he Ambedkar served on the Defence Advisory Committee and the Viceroy's Executive Council as minister for labour. It was he who brought in the eight hours of work rule in the 7th session of Indian Labour Conference in 1942

Allotting at Least Half of Seats to Students of Minority Groups Made Mandatory by...

Tamil Nadu state government has issued an order which mandates admission of at least 50 per cent of minority students in educational institutions in order to avoid losing their minority status. If the number of eligible applications received from the minority community are less than 50 per cent of the seats, the institution should admit all such minority students without any screening or condition

State Developing Sans Centre's Support, Says Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday, claimed that despite the alleged lack of support from the Central government, his state is on the path of progress, as proved by the uninterrupted electricity supply in the state.

State Developing Sans Centre’s Support, Says Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday, claimed that despite the alleged lack of support from the Central government, his state is on the path of progress, as proved by the uninterrupted electricity supply in the state.

Supreme Court Directs High Courts to Expeditiously Monitor all Pocso Cases

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, directed all the High Courts to constitute a committee dedicated to expeditiously monitor and regulate all Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act cases.

NHRC Issues Notices to Madhya Pradesh Government Over Stamping of Castes on Aspiring Constables

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Government of Madhya Pradesh over stamping of castes on the chests of aspiring constables from the reserved categories in Dhar city.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda Granted Bail in Manesar Land Scam

The Panchkula Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday granted bail to former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with Manesar land scam.

India, Japan to Initiate Talks on Zero Emission Vehicles

Amid rising persuasion for countries to adapt to the concept of electric vehicles (EVs), India and Japan on Tuesday agreed to initiate discussion on the same by collaborating with "Policy dialogue on next generation/Zero emission vehicles".

BJP MP Disapproves of Jinnah's Portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Satish Gautam on Tuesday wrote a letter to Aligarh Muslim University's Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, seeking an explanation for a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah hung in the Students' Union Office.

BJP MP Disapproves of Jinnah’s Portrait in Aligarh Muslim University

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Satish Gautam on Tuesday wrote a letter to Aligarh Muslim University's Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, seeking an explanation for a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah hung in the Students' Union Office.

Javed Akhtar Condemns Sufi Group for Threatening Sona Mohapatra

Veteran film writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar, on Tuesday, hit back at the Madariya Sufi Foundation for allegedly threatening singer Sona Mohapatra to take down a music video.

Indore's Lawyer Body Decides not to Represent any Rape Accused

The Indore Bar Association on Saturday decided not to represent any rape accused in the wake of the rape and murder of an eight-month-old girl.

Indore’s Lawyer Body Decides not to Represent any Rape Accused

The Indore Bar Association on Saturday decided not to represent any rape accused in the wake of the rape and murder of an eight-month-old girl.

Delhi Commission for Women Chief to end Fast After POSCO Amendment

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday announced that she would break her indefinite fast tomorrow after the Union cabinet approved an ordinance to award death sentence to rapists of children below 12 years of age.

Kolkata Steps out to Protest Moral Policing in Metro

Citizens of Kolkata held demonstrations outside the Dum Dum metro station on Tuesday to protest against the alleged thrashing of a couple for hugging in the metro.

Clicking Photos Every Day, Keeps the Blues Away

Turns out, this one addiction also has health benefits!

Amul MD Supports Tripura Chief Minister's Milking Cows Remark

The Managing Director of dairy major Amul on Tuesday supported Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb's milking cows for a livelihood remark and said that it is wrong for people to think that illiterates are fit for dairy farming since nowadays it has become a modern practice.

Amul MD Supports Tripura Chief Minister’s Milking Cows Remark

The Managing Director of dairy major Amul on Tuesday supported Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb's milking cows for a livelihood remark and said that it is wrong for people to think that illiterates are fit for dairy farming since nowadays it has become a modern practice.

NHRC Issues Notice to Rajasthan Government Over Attack on Dalits

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo moto cognisance in a matter where during a pre-wedding procession, a Dalit family was allegedly attacked in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district by few people belonging to upper caste after the groom rode a mare during the traditional "Bindoli" ceremony, which is observed a day before the wedding.

WTC Noida, Chandigarh and Gift City Offer First Online Bidding in Commercial Spaces

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA), World Trade Centers present in Noida, Chandigarh and GIFT City in an industry first-move will be using the online bidding platform for online bidding of exclusive commercial spaces across the three key projects on May 5, 2018.

Idea Eyeing Market Share in six new States

Telecom major Idea Cellular announced the roll out of its Voice over LTE or VoLTE service for customers across six major markets - Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Design Plus Relaunches its Website

Design Plus, a leading architectural firm, today unveiled a completely new and mobile responsive website 'www.designplusarchitects.in'.

California Walnut Commission Hosts California Walnut Festival in Jaipur

California Walnut Commission in association with Meraaki Kitchen hosted its first ever California Walnut Festival in Jaipur today. Addressing the gathering were Shivika Kothari, Founder, Meraaki Kitchen and Neha Deepak Shah, Celebrity Chef who shared their views on how walnuts have a flavor profile that pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonal foods.

Can Diet Affect the age you Start Menopause?

Women, take note! What you eat can impact the age you start your menopause, finds a recent study.

Coolpad Launches Note 6 Smartphone in India

Coolpad, a global smartphone manufacturing and integrated wireless data solutions provider, announced the launch of Coolpad Note 6 in India.

Delhi HC Reserves Order on Student Protest ban

The Delhi High Court (HC) on Tuesday reserved a judgment order on a plea filed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) seeking a ban on student protest.

Eight Arrested in Jehanabad Molestation Case

Four more people have been arrested on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the molestation of a minor girl in Bihar's Jehanabad.

Parents, Smartphones Responsible for Rising Rape Incidents, Says BJP MLA

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Surendra Singh on Monday blamed parents for the increasing incidents of rape in the country and suggested that this can be prevented only by not allowing young boys and girl to use smartphones.

Mehbooba Mufti Assigns Portfolios to Newly Inducted Ministers

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has assigned portfolios to newly inducted ministers in the state government.

KSRTC MD Becomes bus Conductor on May Day

On the occasion of May Day, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) MD TJ Thachankary worked as a bus conductor.

Add 10 Years to Your Life With These Healthy Habits

Following five healthy lifestyle habits during adulthood - eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking - may increase life expectancy by a decade or more, suggests a study.

In-flight Calls, WiFi Soon to Become Reality

Soon mobile and internet services could be availed in flights as the Telecom Commission has approved proposals in this regard, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday.

Ebix to Enter India's $30 billion Digital Education Market

Ebix, a 2.5 billion dollar corporation headquartered in Georgia, USA, which is listed on NASDAQ, has announced its 11th acquisition in India in less than a year.

Ebix to Enter India’s $30 billion Digital Education Market

Ebix, a 2.5 billion dollar corporation headquartered in Georgia, USA, which is listed on NASDAQ, has announced its 11th acquisition in India in less than a year.

Impleadment Application in SC/ST Review Case Submitted in SC

The main complainant in the controversial Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Act's review case, on Tuesday, filed his Impleadment Application (IA) before the Supreme Court.

Indian Blind Football Federation Conducts Third Edition of National Blind Football Tournament

The Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF) has conducted the third edition of All India Invitational Blind Football Tournament in Kerala's Kochi.

Chhattisgarh Para-athlete Requests Raman Singh for job

Shrimant Jha, a 25-yr-old para-athlete from Bhilai who has won several medals at National and International level in arm wrestling and has also been leading Chhattisgarh specially-abled cricket team has requested the state government to provide him a job so that he can concentrate on his games.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs to Visit Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh This Month

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will visit border areas in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the last week of May, according to sources.

CBI Arrests Deputy Commissioners, Superintendent in Bribery Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Deputy Commissioners Mukesh Meena, Rajeev Kumar Singh, Sudarshan Meena and Sandeep Yadav, along with Superintendent Manish Singh of Mumbai customs and Nilesh Singh, on allegations of demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from a complainant.

Kashmir Shuts Today Against Pulwama Civilian Killing

All the shops and business establishments on Tuesday have been closed in Kashmir Valley, on a call by the separatists to protest against the killing of a civilian in Pulwama district.

Coimbatore Traffic Police Introduce Swiping Machines to Collect Fines

Coimbatore Traffic Police, on Monday, enhanced their cashless fine collection system by introducing 70 Point of Sale machines (swiping machine) to collect fines from traffic violators.

President Kovind Greets Hardworking Workers on Labour Day

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday extended a greeting and good wishes to 'hardworking workers' on Labour Day.

Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum Quits Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder, CEO and Facebook board member Jan Koum on Monday (local time) announced, in a post, that he is leaving the Facebook-owned company.

Trying to get Some Fresh Air, Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door

In a bizarre move, a Chinese passenger opened the emergency exit of a plane which was about to take off.

Trying to get Some Fresh Air, Passenger Opens Plane’s Emergency Door

In a bizarre move, a Chinese passenger opened the emergency exit of a plane which was about to take off.

Trump Delays Tariffs for European Union, Other Allies for 30 Days

The Trump administration on Monday (local time) announced that it has extended a decision on implementing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union (EU), Canada and Mexico.

Stormy Daniels Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump Over Con Job Tweet

Adult film actor Stormy Daniels, who publicly claimed a 2006 sexual encounter with United States President Donald Trump, has filed a defamation suit against him, escalating the ongoing legal battle.

All you Need to Know About May Day

Every year, on the first day of the month of May, i.e., May 1, 'International Labour Day' is celebrated to celebrate labourers and the working classes. The day is dedicated to the labourers and workers.

John Kelly Denies Calling Trump an Idiot

White House chief of staff John Kelly has denied calling United States President Donald Trump an "idiot" and has branded the reports doing the rounds as "total BS".

Iran Nuclear Deal Based on Lies, Have Evidence, Says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that the Iran nuclear deal is based on lies and that Iranian officials were "brazenly lying" when they said Iran wasn't pursuing nuclear weapons.

Terrorist Involved in Civilian Killings, Attacks on Security Forces Killed

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range SP Pani on Monday said that the terrorist who was involved in civilian killings and attacks on security forces has been neutralised.

Manipur's Leisang Becomes Last Village to get Electricity, Centre Says Nation Fully Electrified

The Last village to be electrified under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is Leisang village located in Senapati district in Manipur.

Manipur’s Leisang Becomes Last Village to get Electricity, Centre Says Nation Fully Electrified

The Last village to be electrified under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is Leisang village located in Senapati district in Manipur.

Mangaluru's Fishing Community Stands Divided Between Congress, BJP

Fishermen from Mangaluru have pinned their hopes on the upcoming Karnataka Elections and are keeping their fingers crossed anticipating that whichever party forms the government in the state will address the woes of the community.

Mangaluru’s Fishing Community Stands Divided Between Congress, BJP

Fishermen from Mangaluru have pinned their hopes on the upcoming Karnataka Elections and are keeping their fingers crossed anticipating that whichever party forms the government in the state will address the woes of the community.

BJP Files Complaint Against Jignesh Mevani for Remarks on Prime Minister

The Karnataka wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday filed a complaint against Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and actor Prakash Raj with the Chief Electoral Officer for 'having used defamatory and abusive language' against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa.

Chidambaram Dubs Government's Claim of 100% Electrification of Villages as Jumla

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram hit out at the Centre and dubbed its claim of providing electricity to every single village in India as a 'jumla'.

Chidambaram Dubs Government’s Claim of 100% Electrification of Villages as Jumla

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram hit out at the Centre and dubbed its claim of providing electricity to every single village in India as a 'jumla'.

Naxals Torch 5 Vehicles Engaged in Road Construction in Chhattisgarh

The Naxals set ablaze as many as five vehicles engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday.