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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...

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...

Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new Indian Navy chief

Delhi:Succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, Admiral Karambir Singh assumed charge as the new Indian Navy chief. His tenure will continue till November 2021. Admiral Karambir...

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...

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. Northeastern states in India are currently...

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....

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...

Manipur Journalist jailed for calling Chief Minister as a puppet of...

Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist from Manipur, sentenced for one year under the National Security Act. He was detained on November 27 for criticising the...

As per Association for Democratic Reforms’ study BJP has the highest...

According to a study by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), out of 1580 MPs and MLAs, 48 have declared cases related to crimes...

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...

Three positive possibilities to look forward to: Market Watch

The week has gone by with a trading holiday on Monday in India and the US and began trading on Tuesday on an extremely...

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...

Ashok Stambh to replace Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay logo on government...

In Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot government decided to reverse an order of the previous government. Earlier, Vasundhara Raje led BJP government has ordered to...

US-China trade talks: What to expect

Chinese economy right now is faltering, in no small part because the foreign business activity has slowed down. The fact that they spend a lot of money building apartment blocks that no one's living in as part of the glut in money that they had in the country.

Pranab’s 4-volume autobiography encapsulates India from 1970s to present

This is a rare first-hand account of the events that have shaped India in the past 50 years and will serve as valuable source material for academics, political scientists and the layman alike through the eyes of a man who never hesitated to call a spade a spade – and suffered the occasional pinpricks but eventually came out smiling.

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

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...

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...

Pune Court Grants Bail to Accused as CBI Fails to File...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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

Twitterati voice displeasure over fuel prices

Public Tweeted on Petrol price hike and Onion Price hike. #PetrolPrice trended with 1,169 tweets.

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...

Delhi High court asks Centre’s reply on a plea challenging the...

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...

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...

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

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...

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....

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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 to End Preferential Trade Status for India by June 5

Washington: US president Donald Trump to end their preferential trade treatment for India by June 5. Trump had announced his intention to remove India from...

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...

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

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...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich...

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...

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...

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.

Netflix’s ‘Leila’: A gross reminder of future times

 Netflix India’s Leila is a story of Shalini (portrayed by Huma Qureshi) mother in search of her daughter in the backdrop of a totalitarian...

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...

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...

Trump’s UN General Assembly speech top trend on Twitter, Modi at...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address the the UNGA was trending at the 5th spot.

In conversation with Appupen

Appupen, the comic artist and the man behind Moonward, Brainded India, The legends of Halahala, and Aspyrus, lives a dual life. His alternate world...

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...

Men live in Maharashtra and their wives give birth in Bihar:...

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

Road to equality is a long one, says Keshav Suri, member...

In an interview with IANSlife, the Executive Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group shares the changes he has observed in the society in the past year.

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...

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...

Sonia’s return temporary, need organisational polls, says Tharoor

In an interview with IANS, the career diplomat-turned politician spoke on the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and its potential to bring about opposition unity, the "dismal" situation in the country 68 months into Narendra Modi's prime ministerial reign and the "uniformly negative" headlines in the world media about the happenings in India where "the social fabric is in tatters" and "tensions are dividing the society".

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...

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....

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...

Freedom, citizenship and statelessness – Independence Day Reflections

 Who Sings the Nation-state is a provocative discussion on Nationalism and the idea of the state, between Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak. The discussion...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When a caste conscious Dalit slaps a caste conscious ‘Kshatriya’: Article...

The movie Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Syanai Gupta among others and directed by Anubhav Sinha...

Congress Leader Kamal Nath to Take Oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief...

Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Kamal Nath will take oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, on December 17, at Lal...

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...

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

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...

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

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

We never know, we may hear – ‘hey I am here’...

Thiruvananthapuram: CEO of ICT Academy Kerala, Santhosh Kurup posted on Facebook about the setback of Chandrayaan-2, India's Mission to the Moon."We lost the communication to...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...