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Will Women decide Bihar’s fate in 2019 General Elections?

Bihar: As India Spend reports, Bihar has 28 million illiterate women, India’s lowest level of female literacy (53%) and employment, with the female labour-force participation rate 62 percentage points below the male rate. Yet in...

Election Analysis: Here is how Gujarat approached 2014 General Elections

Gujarat: Apart from the time between 1996 and 1998, Gujarat has been under the rule of Bharatiya Janata Party since 1995. The state from where the current Prime Minister was once the chief minister and...

Election Analysis: Here is how Odisha approached 2014 General Elections

Odisha: In the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the fight in Odisha was between BJP and Congress, like in most other parts of the country. The only difference was that the competition was for the...

Congress Announces First List of Candidates for Upcoming Lok-Sabha Elections

Delhi: While the Election Commission of India is yet to announce the schedule for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Indian National Congress has released their first list of candidates on March 7th Thursday. Party chief...

General Election 2019 : A Glimpse of Goan Politics

Panaji: Goa has always been a fertile soil for political dramas. The hasty formation of the coalition government by BJP in 2017 assembly election, the sudden revelation of the ill-health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar,...

‘Nari Shakti’ chosen as Hindi Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary

The announcement was made during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival and the word was chosen from submissions taken from the public between November 27 to December 9, 2018, through the Oxford University Press website.

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 she was attacked by her mother in law but soon...

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 BJP government that ensures 10% reservation for economically weak in...

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 Hindustan Times, Air India's Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh...

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 Editors Guild of America. On Tuesday Resul Pookutty, revealed this...

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. But on Wednesday 9 Jan, the Aam Aadmi Party chief...

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 on leave.

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 men live in Maharashtra, their wives give birth to children...

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 Muslimeen(AIMM) party. As per a report from the news agency...

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 oath of office to Sheikh Hasina at Dhaka's Bangabhabhan on...

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 181-year ban passed on the same day, the first two...

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 from ANI.  

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 the principal, in which she said that assistant professor Dr...

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 of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) have sent an email...

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 in India should be bombed.

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 prime minister Manmohan Singh, is not available on YouTube. Anupam...

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 2018 December 15, The National Green Tribunal has ordered to...

Madhya Pradesh Secretariat discontinues reciting of Vande Mataram on the first working day of...

Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Kamal Nath had decided to skip previous BJP government's tradition of singing Vande Mataram in the secretariat on the first working day of every month. Shivraj Chouhan, Former Chief minister...

Uttar Pradesh government to impose cow welfare cess

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday gave an approval to impose 0.5 percent cow welfare cess on excise items. The government also sanctioned Rs. 100 crore to build cow shelters across the state.

Two young women devotees enter Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala

Two women below the age of 50 years have entered Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala for the first time. The women devotees, Bindu and Kanakadurga entered the temple premises on Wednesday, according to a...

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 him by a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader on Friday. The...

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 of threat and harassment of the state agencies to the...

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 use the logo comprising a photograph of Jan Sangh leader...

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 her for producing a forged age certificate. The FIR also...

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 cows and locking them in government buildings. According to News...

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 Bodyguard, the Delhi High Court on Thursday has asked a...

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 against women. Among this 48, 45 are MLAs and 3...

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 that he died in the police custody. Balkishan was arrested...

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 filed a complaint against local mukhiya's husband Vinod Tanti, and...

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 and Lokayuktas.Earlier this year, in March, Hazare held...

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 over the death of a policeman in Bulandshahr violence. Earlier...

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 Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct...

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, for attacking him in Pakur, Jharkhand.On July 17 Swami...

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. The "Dignity March", organised by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, a group...

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 scam case.The IRCTC hotel scam case pertains to alleged...

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, Lalrinawma, a mechanical engineering degree holder, won Tuikum seat. Assembly...

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 Christian community to support Telugu Desam Party in elections. He...

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 Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh and Prime Minister...

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 and MS University, Baroda. He was an associate professor at...

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 Vishal passed the order on Tuesday. Earlier, Shashi Tharoor's...

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 the goal of their party is to represent women, especially...

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 Aircel-Maxis case.The Aircel-Maxis case, which emerged out of 2G spectrum...

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 are no attacks? In Iceland and in Japan where coincidentally...

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 Minister of Madhya Pradesh. The Congress won 114 seats in...

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 chief minister. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of...

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 life term imprisonment. The court asked him to surrender by...

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 of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, the state government...

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 defeated Rathchanok Intanon of Thailand by 21- 16, 25- 23.

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 oath at Rajbhavan. 11 ministers were also sworn in with...

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 complaint filed by a woman writer-producer, in November. The woman...

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 CBI failed to file a charge sheet in time.

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 by the Bharatiya Jnanpith. Ghosh, 62, is known for famous...

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 on November 27, for posting controversial remarks on Sabarimala, on...

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 by the Indian Government in 2016.

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 Parade Ground, Bhopal. The Congress party won 114 seats in...

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 the Tata Institute Of Social Sciences revealed that the shelter...

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 won 88 seats. Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan...

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 Mizoram National Front, who won the majority seats, has not...

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 13.09 percent of women officers, the Army has 3. 80...

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 three women. Actors Rachel white and Saloni Chopra, Journalist Karishma...

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 independent candidates won in 4 constituencies. The assembly elections were...

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 and the Congress candidate Krishna Poonia won Rajasthan's Sadulpur seat.In...

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 from the post.

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. In Telangana, TRS is leading in 87 seats and in...

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 Nizamuddin Dargah, Delhi High court sought a reply from...

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 be Rs 1300 for foreigners and Rs 250 for domestic...

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.

Commercial Vehicles on Alternative Fuel Exempted From Permits

New Delhi:Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced exemption of commercial vehicles, buses, taxis and all vehicles running on alternative fuel from the permit requirements at the 58th Annual Convention...

Serena Outclasses Sevastova to Enter US Open Final

World No. 26 Serena Williams on Thursday (local time) sealed her spot in the final of the ongoing US Open women's singles by handing Latvia's World No. 18 Anastasija Sevastova a 6-3, 6-0 defeat.

Railways Providing Best Speed WiFi at 710 Stations, Says Piyush Goyal

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Indian Railways has taken Wi-Fi to 710 railway stations, while claiming that it is the best in the country in terms of speed.

Politicians can be bad, not Politics, Says Farooq Abdullah

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that "politics is not bad but politicians can be bad".

Andhra Pradesh to Allot 15,091 Houses Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the allotment of 15,091 houses in 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) - NTR (Urban) Nagar scheme.