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Friday, August 31

Jain monk Tarun Sagar passes away in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 1: Jain Digambara monk  Tarun Sagar passed away in Delhi on Saturday. He was 51 years old. Muni Tarun Sagar was well known for his lectures termed Kadve Pravachan (bitter discourses) because they can be candidly

Dilli Gupshup: Rafale deal, an old acrimony at work

New Delhi, Sep 1: It was a pretty hectic week in Delhi. From allegations about the Rafale deal flying around and the BJP turning south to better its tally in 2019. You may have heard a lot about these

Thursday, August 30

Policemen asked us to keep door of bedroom open and sleep, says arrested activist's partner

New Delhi, Aug 30: "We were asked by policemen to keep the door of the bedroom open and sleep. I was livid and I flipped. I asked them to stand up and say sorry," Sabha Husain, female partner of activist Gautam

Government faces opposition from within on education and economic policies

New Delhi, Aug 30: Some of the policies of Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre are under attack from their their ideological cohorts as Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) the student wing of ....

India among 5 countries shortlisted by Uber for its aerial taxi service

New Delhi, Aug 30: Cab service provider Uber has now officially announced its plan to take you from one place to another via air by 2020. Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru are the first three cities to appear among the list of possible

Why cars and bikes will be costlier from Sept 1?

New Delhi, Aug 30: The cost of buying a new car is expected to increase by Rs 24,000 for a new car and Rs 13,000 in case of a new bike from September 1 due to mandatory third party insurance, as

Wednesday, August 29

Who is Nandamuri Harikrishna?

Hyderabad, Aug 29: Nandamuri Harikrishna, the eldest son of late Andhra Pradesh CM NT Ramarao, died in an accident on Wednesday. Harikrishna (61), who held cabinet berth in Chandrababu Naidu's government, played a vital role in Chandrababu Naidu's po....

BJP at the moment losing elections in 3 elections bound states, but situation not beyond recovery

New Delhi, Aug 29: Will the Gujarat model come to the rescue of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) once again but this time in the Assembly elections in three important states of the country that may happen in November-December, 2018. Actually

Monday, August 27

Stage set for M K Stalin’s elevation as DMK chief

Chennai, Aug 28: The stage is set for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin to take over the reigns of the party following the death of his father and DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi. His final "coronation" is

To safeguard assets, Mallya plans return to India

New Delhi, Aug 28: Vijay Mallya is likely to return to India, in the wake of his properties slipping away. The return is being planned in a bid to keep his properties under his control. The new Fugitive Economic

Sunday, August 26

From Montblac watch to silver plaque, list of gifts Modi received during foreign visits

New Delhi, Aug 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received 168 gifts worth Rs 12.57 lakh during his foreign visits between July 2017 and June 2018, according to data of the Ministry of External Affairs' treasury. These gifts include

Can FIRs be lodged online? Govt seeks to know

New Delhi, Aug 27: Can people be allowed to lodge a first information report (FIR) online or an e-FIR from the confines of their homes, the home ministry has asked the Law Commission. Registration of FIR is mandatory under

Saturday, August 25

Modi-KCR meet: No talk on early polls

New Delhi, Aug 26: The buzz around early elections in Telangana was killed following the meeting of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao at New Delhi. There was no political talk between the two leaders during their

'Mann Ki Baat': Narendra Modi to address nation at 11 am today

New Delhi, Aug 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio at 11 this morning. It will be the 47th episode

Gold price today: Rs 250 higher on firm global cues, festive demand

New Delhi, Aug 25: Gold prices today rose by Rs 250 to Rs 30,900 per 10 grams at the bullion market on brisk buying by local jewellers and firm trend overseas. Silver followed suit and advanced by Rs 400

Procurement procedure in Rafale deal ignored: Chidambaram

Kolkata, Aug 25: Stepping up attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and "bypassing" several committees to secure the deal....

Thursday, August 23

Manohar Parrikar admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati hospital

Panaji/Mumbai, Aug 23: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai this evening for a "review health check-up" after his return from the US where he had gone for a 'follow-up' treatment of his pancreatic ailment, o....

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code may help to deal with bad dept and NPA

New Delhi, Aug 23: Bad debt and non-performing assets (NPA) are major concern for the Indian banking sector and Indian economy in the bargain but experts on the issue feel that the problem faced by Indian banks and financial institutions are

Wednesday, August 22

This NASA video tracks the Kerala rains: Watch video

New Delhi, Aug 23: NASA has released a video created using satellite data that provides an estimate of the intense rainfall over India in the past week and shows the spread of the resulting severe flooding in Kerala and parts of

Varamahalakshmi 2018: Significance of Varalaxmi Vrat and fasting rituals

Varamahalakshmi festival is the most auspicious festival celebrated by a married woman to commemorate Goddess Mahalakshmi. The Pooja or Vrat is done in order to receive the blessings of Maa Lakshmi. It is said that if the Goddess is pleased with

CBI official's transfer may impact Bihar shelter home probe: Opposition

Patna, Aug 22: Opposition parties alleged that the transfer of a senior CBI official probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case may impact the investigation, a charge denied by ruling alliance partners JD(U) and BJP in Bihar. "So,

Kerala Floods: Centre's financial assistance 'disappointing', says Oommen Chandy

Kochi, Aug 22: With the central government declining to accept the offer of Rs 700 crore made by UAE for relief and rehabilitation works in Kerala, Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the assistance announ....

Monday, August 20

BJP’s campaign momentum in three party-ruled states goes slow with state mourning in place

New Delhi, Aug 21: Chief ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states where elections are expected in couple of months have been facing a ticklish situation as they have halted their respective Rath Yatra and major campaigns for the mom....

Who is Ismat Chughtai? today's Google doodle

New Delhi, Aug 21: Google Doodle, the search giant on Tuesday celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of Ismat Chughtai, one of the eminent Urdu writer. She was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh to Nusrat Khanam and Mirza Qaseem Baig Chughtai. {image-ism....

Multiple attacks on security personnel in Chechnya, IS claims responsibility

Moscow, Aug 20: The Islamic State (IS) have claimed responsibility for attacks at three different locations in Chechnya on Monday, said reports. The attacks were aimed at the security forces and several policeman are said to be injured. Officials

Vajpayee ji was no less than a ‘messiah' for people of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi, Aug 10: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, at a prayer meeting held to pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said the late BJP stalwart and the former prime minister was a "not less than a Messiah"

CBI files extradition request to bring back Nirav Modi after UK confirms presence

New Delhi, Aug 20: India has moved an extradition request after authorities have confirmed that fugitive businessman, Nirav Modi is in the United Kingdom. The extradition request was moved by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The decision to file....

India Today Mood of the Nation: Modi's popularity rating drops

New Delhi, Aug 20: The biannual India Today Group-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) opinion poll found that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity rating has dropped compared to a year-and-a-half ago. The PM enjoys 49 per cent in the fourth....

Rahul Gandhi working hard as India needs change says Robert Vadra

New Delhi, Aug 20: The country needs a change and that change will come, as my family and Rahul Gandhi are working very hard for it, Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra said on Sunday. He said the people of

2 girls called friend for help, he sent 11 men to rape them

Lohardaga, Aug 20: Eleven people were arrested for allegedly raping two minor girls in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district. They were nabbed after a police team conducted raids in the Hirhi Harra Toli locality, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashish Kumar....

Sunday, August 19

Netaji's daughter appeals to govt: Bring his mortal remains to India

New Delhi, Aug 19: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter Anita Bose-Pfaff has renewed her appeal to the governments of India and Japan for bringing her father's mortal remains back home. According to her, Netaji died in an air crash

Here is what Sidhu discussed with the Pakistan army chief

New Delhi, Aug 19: All eyes were on former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu who attended the swearing in ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Saturday. Sidhu grabbed eye balls when he embraced and spoke with Pakistan Army Chief General

Friday, August 17

IGNOU Admission 2018: Admission for July session extended

New Delhi, Aug 18: The last date of submission of online and offline fresh admission of all Masters/ Bachelor/ Diplomas programmes as part of the IGNOU admission 2018 has been extended till August 31, 2018 for the July session, which was earlier....

Kerala rains: These exams are postponed, schools to remain shut till Aug 29

New Delhi, Aug 18: The first year improvement examination has been postponed in Kerala owing to incessant rains. "Due to severe weather conditions, 1st year improvement/supplementary examinations which was supposed to be held on August 17 have been ....

Thursday, August 16

Vajpayee instilled Indian values in public life: Bhagwat

Nagpur, Aug 17: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has described former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a universal leader who had instilled Indian values in public life. Vajpayee (93) died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Rajiv Gandhi is the reason I am alive said Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 17: Former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, known to take on BJP leaders sharply in Parliament had however made an exception for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee had once revealed how Rajiv Gandhi was the reason, he was

How did Vajpayee respond when Indira Gandhi called Jan Sangh ‘a party of baniyas'

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away this evening at 5.05 pm, was known for his oratory. The wit and the finesse with which he answered the criticism of the political opponents was truly remarkable.

India mourns as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away in New Delhi

The stalwart of BJP, one of the most loved politician of our country, Bharat ratna awardee and former prime Minister of India, Sir Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05pm on Thursday (Aug 16). The 93 year old left his

Kejriwal visits Vajpayee at AIIMS, asks AAP workers to avoid birthday celebrations

New Delhi, Aug 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who turned 50, appealed to the AAP volunteers and his followers to avoid birthday celebrations in view of deteriorating health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The chie....

Vajpayee a leader from among them for the party workers

New Delhi, Aug 16: Lets understand fondness of BJP workers for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by this anecdote, one of the BJP worker who was very close to him came to Delhi from Allahabad with some eatable that the

Wednesday, August 15

SP-BSP tie-up to fulfil dreams of Lohia, Ambedkar: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Aug 15: With an SP-BSP tie-up on the cards for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today invoked Ram Manohar Lohia and Bhim Rao Ambedkar the icons of the two parties respectively and talked about "fighting

PM Modi, Irani visit AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee’s health

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani visited AIIMS this evening to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute....

Tuesday, August 14

Major Aditya, Rifleman Aurangzeb likely to get Shaurya Chakra

New Delhi, Aug 14: Major Aditya and rifleman Aurangzeb are likely to be honoured with the prestigious Shaurya Chakra gallantry award for their acts of bravery in Jammu and Kashmir. Major Aditya Kumar, who is with 10 Garhwal Rifles,

Mahadayi verdict: Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water

New Delhi, Aug 14: The Mahadayi River Water Tribunal ruled that Karnataka will get 13.5 TMC feet of water from the river.  The tribunal has allocated 5.5 TMC feet water to the Mumbai-Karnataka region for drinking purposes, 8.2 TMC for power....

Sunday, August 12

DGCA to conduct financial audit of Jet Airways

Mumbai, Aug 13: Aviation regulator DGCA is set to conduct a financial audit of the Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways, amid its fiscal conditions under pressure due to the surging jet fuel prices and low fares, a source said. The

To prevent failure of VVPAT machines, EC effects minor changes

New Delhi, Aug 13: A small hood on top of the contrast sensor and paper roll that does not soak humidity are some of the ingenious measures adopted to prevent failure of paper trail machines in extreme conditions, Chief Election Commissioner

Ram Nath Kovind to watch documentary on 'President's bodyguards'

New Delhi, Aug 12: President Ram Nath Kovind will watch a special screening of National Geographic's 'The President's Bodyguard' documentary at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. It will premiere on the Independence Day, i.e. August 15, at 9 pm, on Natio....

Why Naipaul never wrote his autobiography?

New Delhi, Aug 12: V S Naipaul produced masterpieces in both fiction and nonfiction but never attempted his autobiography saying it can distort facts. The Nobel Prize and the Booker winner's oeuvre included over 30 works including the famous

Friday, August 10

Dilli gupshup

Modi Tsunami for party MPs! Over two dozen Bharatiya Janata Party legislators were discussing about the party's prospect in the next Lok Sabha elections and they were pretty sure about sailing through as there was a Modi wave in the country

Congress explains why the BJD backed NDA in RS deputy chairman polls

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: The Congress has claimed that its resurgence in Odisha has forced the BJD to strengthen ties with old ally BJP by backing the NDA candidate in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election. Nine MPs of the

Thursday, August 09

Court takes cognisance of ED chargesheet against journalist, Upendra Rai

New Delhi, Aug 10: A Delhi court has taken cognizance of a charge sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against journalist Upendra Rai in a money laundering case which alleges that he projected properties generated through "blackmail" and "exto....

Extreme depravity says MP HC while upholding death sentence of rapist

Jabalpur, Aug 10: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has upheld a lower court's order awarding death sentence to a man for raping and killing a four-year-old girl, observing that "humanity is more in danger in the hands of persons like the

Wednesday, August 08

Niti Aayog, Island Administration to meet global investors to develop world-class infrastructure

New Delhi, Aug 8: Niti Aayog will meet with investors from across the glob to develop infrastructure in island territories of India like Andaman Nicobar Islands and Lakshdeep. The meet will be organised at Pravasi Bhawan of the ministry

If Congress wants AAP votes for Hariprasad, Rahul should ask Kejriwal: Sanjay Singh

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Aam Aadmi Party said it may not vote for opposition nominee B K Hariprasad in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election unless Rahul Gandhi asks Arvind Kejriwal for support. Earlier today, sources said Congress

Tuesday, August 07

RS Deputy Chairman election: NCP's Vandana Chavan to be Opposition's candidate

New Delhi, Aug 7: The opposition has reportedly picked Vandana Chavan from Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as the candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker. Chavan is a second-time Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra. She

Now, Whatsapp game 'Momo challenge' provoking teens to commit suicide

New Delhi, Aug 7: Almost an year after the Blue Whale challenge, a game which provokes players to commit suicide, made headlines, a similar game by the name 'Momo challenge' is doing rounds in the social media. As per reports, Momo

Sunday, August 05

How to download RRB Group C ALP, Technician exam 2018 admit card

New Delhi, Aug 6: The RRB Group C ALP, Technician exam 2018 admit card has been released. The same is available on the official website. The admit cards are for the assistant loco pilot and technician recruitment exam 2018.

Bihar SI Exam result 2018: Written exam result declared

New Delhi, Aug 6: The Bihar SI Exam Result 2018 for Bihar Police Sub-ordinate Services Commission (BPSSC) has been released. The results are available on the official website. The results were declared for the written test, mains for 1717

Saturday, August 04

The women judges of the Supreme Court of India

New Delhi, Aug 5: For the first time in history, the Supreme Court will have three women judges. With the appointment of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court now has three women judges. The other two women judges in

BJP has emotionally exploited people says Sachin Pilot

Jaipur, Aug 5: Accusing the BJP of misleading people in the name of religion, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot today asked if the saffron party shows concern and talks about temples only to seek political advantage in elections.

Friday, August 03

The UPSC Engineering Services Written Exam 2018 released, how to check

New Delhi, Aug 4: The UPSC Engineering Services Written Exam 2018 result has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The written examination of UPSC Engineering Services (Main) Exam, ESE 2018 was conducted on 1st July

Catastrophic ramifications says Mehbooba Mufti is J&K special status is meddled with

Srinagar, Aug 4: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said fiddling with the state's special status would have "catastrophic ramifications" for the entire country. Her warning comes days before a Supreme Court hearing, scheduled fo....

Thursday, August 02

Rebellion: Two TMC leaders quit over Mamata’s opposition to NRC

Guwahati, Aug 3: Assam Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Dwipen Pathak and two other party leaders resigned in protest against party supremo Mamata Banerjee's opposition to the final draft of the NRC, which has evoked a sharp reaction from different....

Quit religion if you do not want to confess in Church: Kerala HC

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3: The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition that sought to declare compulsory confessions in Churches as unconstitutional. The petitioner had said that such a confession affects the right to privacy of an individual. The....

DK Shivakumar gets interim bail in money laundering case

Bengaluru, Aug 2: Economic Crimes Court granted conditional interim bail to Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and four others in a money laundering and Hawala case on Thursday. The High Court ordered them to deposits a bond of Rs 50,000 each. {image-d....

'It's a huge honour for me', says Navjot Singh Sidhu on being invited to Imran Khan's swearing-in

New Delhi, Aug 2: Politician and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that its a huge honor for him to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan. Khan will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister ....