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NSA Ajit Doval’s son files criminal defamation against Caravan

New Delhi:NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Caravan magazine for publishing a ‘defamatory’ article. Mr. Doval...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich vs poor gap

Davos:Oxfam study on Monday has reported that in 2018 alone, India’s richest one perc increased their wealth by 39%. At the same time, the...

International Ambedkarite organisations extend support to Anand Teltumbde

A host of international Ambedkarite organisations have demanded that the 'fabricated charges' filed against activist-professor Anand Teltumbde be removed immediately.The full statement has been...

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of BJP for 10 years, Quits NDA

“The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an alliance party to the NDA for the last 10 years, would like to officially communicate to the chief convener...

Research Scholar protest: IISc hold 12 hour fast

Delhi:Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi...

SC orders Kerala government to provide full protection to Bindu and Kanakadurga

New Delhi:Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala...

Thoothukudi student who asked Rajnikanth “Who are you?” arrested.

Thoothukudi:Thoothukudi student leader who asked Rajnikanth ‘Who are you?’ when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by police. The police said...

Son of BSF Jawan who complained about quality of food served in a viral...

New Delhi:The son of BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who made a viral video criticising the food that was served to security forces...

Trump’s latest appointment is ‘anti Muslim’: rights groups

Washington DC:Trump government’s new appointment of Charlie Kuperman as the new deputy national security adviser was condemned by American civil rights groups. The appointment...

Arrested twice by police, research scholars to continue protests

Delhi:Research scholars who were arrested during their protest on January 16, 2019, outside Sastri Bhavan announced that they will continue protests inside their respective...

SC to hear the plea by the women who entered Sabarimala

Delhi:The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has agreed to hear the plea by Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, the two women who made...

New project to protect snow leopards

A project called Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystem (SECURE) was sanctioned by the ministry of environment, forests...

Supreme Court relaxes stringent restrictions on dance bars

Mumbai:The Supreme Court has relaxed stringent restrictions that were imposed on dance bars in Maharashtra. The restrictions meant that no new licenses were granted...

2018 sixth warmest year in India: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared 2018 to be the sixth warmest year in its recorded history since it commenced recording weather events in...

Brexit: British PM Theresa May may face motion of no-confidence

London:The British PM Theresa May faced the worst defeat by a government in modern history after the Brexit deal she negotiated was voted down...

Meghalaya miners: Indian Navy divers spot one body

Shillong:Indian Navy divers have spotted the dead body of one of the 15 divers trapped inside the Meghalaya mines. The body was detected at...

2000 Research scholars demanding stipend arrested

Delhi:The police arrested more than 2000 research scholars on January 16, 2019, who were protesting outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters in...

First plant on Moon: China grows a cotton plant on Moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on Moon inside a bucket like a container on board a Chinese lunar lander, Chang’e-4. Chongqing University, which...

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One-third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on...

Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune High Court ...

Delhi:The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested...

Jadavpur University students demand removal of Professor for sexist remarks

Kolkata:Students from Jadavpur university demand expulsion of professor Kanak Sarkar for his sexist Facebook post. Kanak Sarkar in his FB post had compared virgin...

Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake...

H D Kumaraswamy totally relaxed even as 2 MLAs exits ruling combine

Bangalore:Karnataka politics is witnessing turmoil after Congress’ 5 lawmakers went missing and BJP taking all of its MLAs to a Hotel in Gurgaon, two...

Erdogan speaks to Trump; to set up security zone in Syria

Ankara /Washington:Turkish President Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke for the first time over the phone after Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if...

BJP corporators gives ultimatum for removing Urdu signboards

Kalaburagi, Karnataka:BJP corporator Vithal Jadhav demanded the local administration to remove the signboard of Kalaburagi City Corporation where the Corporation name was written...

A study proposes 7 point plan to fight global environmental threats

London:A team of international researchers have proposed a seven-point plan that may help policy-makers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to fight global environmental...

Pakistan Bans the Social Media Application Tik Tok

The move comes after people from different places complained against the mobile application, Tik Tok.

Kanaka Durga, the first woman to enter Sabarimala and her mother-in-law admitted to hospital

Malappuram: Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who made history by entering Sabarimala temple was taken to hospital by police after she alleged that...

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine resigns

Abu Dhabi:Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned after India crashed out of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. India needed only a draw...

‘Operation Lotus’ : BJP flies it’s 101 MLAs to a Gurgaon Hotel

Bangalore:The BJP shipped 101 out of its 104 MLAs to a 5-star hotel in Gurgaon amid allegations of horse trading late on January 14,...

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th Death Anniversary

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

Supreme Court observes Police encounters under Yogi government as a serious issue

Delhi:The Supreme Court observed that a very serious issue had been raised after looking into a petition seeking a CBI probe into ‘1100...

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and 8 others chargesheeted

Delhi: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal...

Statement by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in the context of the charge sheet

We congratulate the Delhi Police, the Home Ministry and the government for waking up from their deep slumber 3 years after 9 Feb 2016,...

Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman agree on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen

Riyadh:The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed...

A Million dead fish causes environmental stink in Australia

Sydney:A million fish believed to have died along banks of a major river system in eastern Australia. The region is facing drought and New...

Alok Verma ouster: Judge Sikri turns down post-retirement offer

Delhi:Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was part of the selection panel that removed former CBI director Alok Verma has turned down a...

US President threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

US: US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Iraq. The Turkish government has long criticised the...

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

3 Congress MLAs in hotel with BJP leaders

Bengaluru:Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has alleged that three Congress MLAs were in Mumbai hotel along with some BJP leaders. He alleged...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

Mumbai:Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during the movie Sanju. The woman alleged...

Dr. Kafeel Khan receives prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace Award

Bangalore:Dr. Kafeel Khan who was continuously harassed by the Uttar Pradesh State Government and who was wrongly accused and even spent his time in...

Kerala government proposes to establish green belt in Idukki

Idukki:Kerala government is proposing to establish a green belt in Idukki along the Kerala-Tamilnadu border in order to recover the lost ecological wealth of...

CBCF forces Emraan Hashmi starter to change title

Mumbai:The CBCF has forced Emraan Hashmi starrer to change the title of their film. The original title of the film was 'Cheat India’ and...

Israel fires missiles towards Damascus

Jerusalem:Israel war planes have fired missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Most of the missiles were shot down by Syrian air defence...

Scientific study proves most of Earth’s land endangered by humans

NewYork:More than half of the land was found to be critically endangered by a report submitted in a US-based journal, Global Change Biology. The...

France braces for fresh yellow vest protests

Paris:France is going to see fresh anti-government protests by yellow vest protesters. The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops as the protesters...

Tripura police attack ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. The Northeastern states are witnessing protests against...

Mismanagement of funds leads to poor quality education in M.P. tribal schools

Bhopal:The underutilisation of funds allocated for education in tribal schools was found to be the reason behind poor pass percentage in tribal schools of...

IIT Mumbai students protest Citizen Amendment Bill

Mumbai:The students of IIT Mumbai are protesting Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) after students from IIT Guwahati organised similar protests. Protests have raged across northeastern...

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi:The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been...

Kochi Biennale to organize fundraiser auction for flood relief

The state’s first live fundraiser art auction for the ongoing flood relief effort will be held this year on January 18 at the Kochi...

Myanmar Journalists remain jailed after loosing appeal

Myanmar court rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for breaking country’s Official Secret Act....

CBI Director Alok Verma resigns after being transferred by a PM led committee

The CBI director Alok Verma has resigned after he was removed from his post just 72 hours after being reinstated by the Supreme Court....

Oceans warming up faster than expected

A finding published in US journal Science has shown that the oceans are heating up faster than previously thought. The finding has debunked previous...

Trump threatens to declare national emergency

Donald Trump speaking to the Fox News has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency to acquire the requisite federal funds to build...

Manipur government asks for exemption from Citizen Amendment Bill

Manipur:The Manipur government has asked the central government to exempt it from the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). CAB was passed by Lok Sabha on...

We are not carrying any weapons with us, says Donta Prasanth at HCU

Hyderabad:On Saturday 5th of January, a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Podile Appa Rao was pasted outside of the hostel doors of three students active...

Youth For Equality files plea challenging the reservation bill in Supreme Court

Youth For Equality organisation, on Thursday, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the bill which was introduced in Lok Sabha by the...

Air India serves stocked food from India during its International flight’s return journey

Air India has started stocking food items from India, on International flights, for using it on the return journey. According to a report from...

Resul Pookutty elected as Motion Pictures Sound Editors Guild of America member

Resul Pookutty, the 47-year-old sound designer and Oscar winner, has been selected as one of the board members of MPSE - Motion Pictures Sound...

Norway ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir Issue: Says Norway’s PM

On the eve of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Norway’s Prime Minister said that her country is willing to mediate a dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, provided both sides wanted the same.

Aam Aadmi chief Arvind Kejriwal opposes the economic reservation bill

Initially Aam Aadmi Party welcomed the bill to ensure 10% reservation for the economically weak, introduced by Modi led BJP government in Lok Sabha....

UAE Prince Finalises Projects with Pakistan During his Visit

On Sunday, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said that the UAE prince would discuss the project of oil refinery with the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

War of words between Rahul and Sitharaman over HAL

In another press conference, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Rahul Gandhi was acting in the interest of promoting the Dassault Aviation competitor, Eurofighter.

Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI director

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the CBI chief Alok Verma, cancelling the Central Vigilance Commission's October 23rd order that forced him to go...

Men live in Maharashtra and their wives give birth in Bihar: BJP MLC

According to a report from Zeenews, Maharashtra BJP MLC, Suresh Dhas made a controversial remark on migrant labourers from Bihar, saying while their...

Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Congress demand action against BJP MLA Raja Singh

In Telangana, a BJP legislator refused to take oath as an MLA from the protem speaker, who is from the All India Majlis-e Ittehadul...

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina, 71, chief of Awami League was sworn in as the new Prime minister of Bangladesh. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid administered the...

A calendar celebrating 12 Women legends of Kashmir

The move was initiated by nine female artists who worked on the inspirational lives of 12 Kashmiri women from past to contemporary times and framed a calendar for 2019.

US House of Representatives lifts ban on head coverings on floor

The United State's House of Representatives has passed a rule that allows to worn head coverings on the House floor. The rule to lift...

Government employees to go on strike in Uttar Pradesh

40 lakh government employees in Uttar Pradesh will go on strike from February 6 demanding the restoration of old pension schemes as per a report...

Palestine bans agriculture products from Israel

This announcement came after the Palestinian cabinet led by president Mahmoud Abbas conducted a meeting in Ramallah city in the central occupied west bank.

Asif Saeed Khosa is the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

On Wednesday, a notification was released by the law ministry of Pakistan declaring Asif Saeed to be the new Chief Justice of the country.

MBBS student in Rajasthan accuses assistant professor of sexual assault

A first-year MBBS student of Bharatpur Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan has accused an assistant professor of sexual assault. She wrote a complaint to...

Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti demands action against bride’s virginity test

Seeking intervention of the Maharashtra government in stopping the practice of forced virginity test on newly married women of the Kanjarbhat community, the members...

People who feel unsafe and threatened in India should be bombed, says BJP MLA...

According to a video released by the news agency ANI, Vikram Saini, the BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar said people who feel unsafe and threatened...

Police Played Prominent Role in Bringing Peace to Jammu and Kashmir: DGP

The DGP also appreciated the role of police in tackling law and order challenges on the ground and praised them for conducting the urban local body elections and panchayat polls in a smooth way.

Trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister on YouTube missing, says Anupam Kher

The Bollywood actor Anupam Kher said that the trailer of his new film, The Accidental Prime Minister in which he has acted as former...

Thoothukudi Vedanta Sterlite Plant: Challenging the reopening order, Tamil Nadu government approaches Supreme Court

Challenging the National Green Tribunal's order of reopening the Vedanta Sterlite Plant at Thoothukudi, the Tamil Nadu government had approached the Supreme Court.On...