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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.

8 Afghan Policemen Killed in Insider Attack by Taliban

The Taliban on Wednesday set ablaze the bodies of at least eight policemen who were killed in an insider attack in the northeastern province of Takhar.

3 Dead in Cincinnati Shooting

A shooting incident at the Fifth Third Centre in Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Thursday killed at least three people and injured five others, Cincinnati police chief, Eliot Isaac confirmed.

Congress Leader Kondru Murali Joins TDP

Congress leader and former minister Kondru Murali Mohan joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday in the presence of TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu welcomed Mohan into the party.

CBI Arrests 5 People in Gutka Scam in Tamil Nadu

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested five people in connection with the alleged gutka scam in Tamil Nadu.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid Transferred

The Jammu and Kashmir government has transferred state Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Thursday with immediate effect.

Delhi High Court Notice to AAP Government Over Illegal Pathological Labs

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Delhi government on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking urgent action against all illegal pathological labs and diagnostic centers across the region. The case will come up for hearing on September 17.

Accused in Dabholkar Murder Case Sent to CBI Custody Till September 12

A session court here on Thursday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the custody of Amol Kale, an accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, till September 14.

Airtel Payments Bank Enables card-less Cash Withdrawal at ATMs

Airtel Payment Bank, India's first payments bank, has announced that its customers can now make card-less cash withdrawals at over 100,000 ATMs across India.

Supreme Court Extends Activists’ House Arrest Till September 12

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the house arrest of the five activists, who were allegedly involved in Bhima Koregaon violence, till September 12.

Naxal Arrested in Dantewada

The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday arrested one Naxal in Kirandul town of Dantewada district following an encounter.

Microsoft Releases Speech Corpus for Three Indian Languages

Microsoft India on Thursday announced the availability of Microsoft Indian language Speech Corpus, offering speech training and test data for Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati.

Telangana Assembly Dissolved, set for Early Polls

Governor of Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thursday dissolved the state assembly following the recommendation from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao-led cabinet.

UN in India Welcomes Decriminalisation of gay sex by Supreme Court

The United Nations (UN) in India welcomed Thursday's landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of India that decriminalised gay sex.

Apple may Ditch ‘Plus’ for the iPhone Xs ‘Max’

Adding to the rumours and speculations ahead of the September 12 release of Apple's new iPhones, it is now believed that one of the upcoming models will carry the iPhone Xs Max moniker.

Supreme Court Decriminalises Homosexuality

In a landmark judgement, after months of deliberations, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised homosexuality.

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit in Pyongyang in September

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for the third time during the inter-Korean summit from September 18 to September 20 in Pyongyang.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Break Fresh Records

Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Thursday, with petrol being sold at Rs.79.51 per litre and diesel at Rs.71.55 per litre here in the national capital.

Jharkhand CM Invites China’s Investment in Food Processing Units

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das met with the Party Secretary of Henan Province, Wang Guosheng on Wednesday evening and invited Chinese investment in the food processing companies in his state.

International Exposure Necessary for Indian Sportsperson, Says Army Chief

It is important for Indian sportspersons to get international exposure for in the run-up to Mission Olympics 2020, said Army Chief General Bipin Rawat after meeting Asian Games 2018 medal winners from Army.

Ecuador to Submit ‘A son of Man’ at Oscars

Ecuador has officially chosen 'A Son of Man' to be submitted at the 91st Oscars under the 'foreign language film' category.

Demonetisation a Disaster, Discard Rs. 2000 Notes, Says Andhra CM

Terming demonetisation as a disaster, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu demanded the abolition of Rs. 2000 currency note.

US Vice President Praises Sessions

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Wednesday heaped words of praise on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is facing thire of President Donald Trump over the Department of Justice investigations into two GOP Congressmen.

Scholarship Building Block of Meaningful International Relation, Says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that scholarship and learning are the building blocks of any meaningful international relationship.

11 Haqqani Members Arrested in Afghanistan

As many as 11 members of the Haqqani network were arrested on Wednesday by Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an operation in Kabul.

Athawale to Move SC Against ban on ‘Dalit’ Word Usage

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said the Republican Party of India (RPI) would move the Supreme Court to challenge the Ministry of Information and Broadcast directive advising the media to refrain from using the word 'Dalit'.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Japan’s Hokkaido Island

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency confirmed.

Telangana Registers 21.96% Growth Rate in First 5 Months

Telangana State has achieved 21.96 percent growth rate in revenue during the first five months of the financial year 2018-19, informed Chief Minister's office on Wednesday.

Twin Blasts in Afghanistan Kill 20

At least 20 people were killed and dozens others were injured in two bomb blasts that occurred in Kabul's Qala-e-Nazer area on Wednesday.

Patnaik Writes to Centre for Establishment of HC Benches

Amid mounting protests for establishment of High Court benches in southern and western part of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, requesting to expedite the formal process for setting up the High Court benches.

Congress Accuses Modi government of ‘Doublespeak’ on its Defence Deals

Accusing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of following "doublespeak" on its defence deals, the Congress on Wednesday questioned why the ruling dispensation did not apply the same principle in the Rafale deal with France as it did with the AK-103 assault rifles deal with Russia.

Serena Williams Cruises Into US Open Semi-finals

Former World No. 1 and Serena Williams on Tuesday (local time) went past Czech Republic's Karolína Pliskova in straight sets to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles event in the US Open for the tenth successive year.

ED Books Retired IAS Officer Under PMLA

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed prosecution complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), against a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and his three associates for spending Rs. 5,41,21,019 more than earning from lawful sources.

Arif Alvi Elected as 13th Pakistan President

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, the result data from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) confirmed.

CBI Arrests NCB Intelligence Officer for Demanding Bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested an Intelligence Officer of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Kolkata for accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000.

India’s Economy Making Steady Progress, Says President Kovind in Bulgaria

President Ram Nath Kovind apprised the Indian community in Bulgaria of India's growth story, saying that the economy of the country is making steady progress.

Rahul Will be PM After 2019 Elections, Says Punjab CM

Dismissing news about his differences with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that the entire party is solidly backing Gandhi on every front.

Study Provides 10-year Risk Estimates for Dementia

A new study has provided 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia, specific to age and sex, which may help identify high-risk individuals who could potentially benefit from early targeted prevention.

Oraimo Launches new Range of Bluetooth Earphones

If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish and reliable set of earphones to fulfill your travel as well as music needs, then this set of earphones is just the perfect pick for you.

IAF MiG 27 Crashes Near Jodhpur

An Indian Air force MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission on Tuesday morning.

CJI Office Formally Recommends Ranjan Gogoi as Chief Justice

The office of the Chief Justice of India on Tuesday sent a letter to the Union of India (UOI) recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the successor to incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra, according to sources.

Airfare Cheaper Than Auto Rickshaw Ride, Says Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha claimed that the cost of air tickets was much lesser than that of an auto rickshaw in the present day.

Pakistan to Elect new President Today

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Nadeem Nusrat Welcomes US’ Decision to Cancel aid to Pakistan

Nadeem Nusrat, chairman of Voice of Karachi, a US-based advocacy group, has welcomed Washington's recent actions to pressurise Islamabad in order to stop supporting terrorist groups in their soil.

BJP MLA Apologises for son’s Threat to Scindia

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Uma Devi Khatik apologised after her son, Princedeep Khatik, threatened to shoot Congress leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.

MBA Graduate From Jammu and Kashmir Joins Militancy, Family Awaits his Return

The family of a youth from Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, who has joined a terror group, has appealed to him to return home and shun the path of violence.

Theft at Hyderabad’s Nizam Museum, Search for Suspect Underway

Artefacts from Hyderabad's Nizam Museum were stolen by unidentified persons on Monday, after which police launched a search operation to nab the suspects.

Fuel Prices up for 10th Consecutive day

Citizens are yet to receive any respite from rising fuel prices, as the rates of petrol and diesel have risen for the tenth consecutive day.

Haqqani Network Founder Dead

The founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is dead, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced.

Pakistan, Afghan Foreign Ministers Discuss Closure of Pakistan Consulate

Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani had a telephonic conversation over the closure of the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province.

Trump Blasts Sessions for Indictment of Republicans

United States President Donald Trump on Monday rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Justice Department's investigations into two Republican Congressmen.

Niti Aayog VC’s Remark Against Raghuram Rajan Laughable, Says Congress

The Congress has criticised NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar for blaming former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan for the slowdown in country's economy.

I Should be so Lucky, Says Trump on Possible Kerry Presidential run

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he would be "so lucky" if former Secretary of State John Kerry would run for President in 2020.

Latvia Chooses ‘To Be Continued’ for 91st Oscars

Latvia too is not lagging behind in the race for Oscars, as it officially chose the documentary film 'To Be Continued' to be submitted at the 91st Academy awards under the 'foreign language film' category.

Protests in Kotli After man Electrocuted to Death

Protests have erupted in Kotli town of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a 35-year-old man, Shakeel Janbaaz died of electrocution.

General Miller Reaffirms Support to Afghanistan Forces

General Scott Miller, the newly appointed Commander of the NATO-led armed forces coalition in Afghanistan - Resolute Support, has pledged to give all support to Afghanistan's defence and security forces.

‘Dahi Handi’ Organised for Visually-impaired People in Mumbai

In a first of its kind initiative, a competitive 'Dahi Handi' festival was organised in Mumbai for the visually-challenged people on the auspicious occasion of 'Janmashthami'.

Djokovic Cruises Into US Open Quarters

Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday outclassed his Portuguese opponent Joao Sousa in straight sets to book his spot in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event in the ongoing US Open.
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