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Thursday, July 19

Kerala Church sex scandal: SC extends protection to two clergymen

New Delhi, Jul 19: The Supreme Court said the protection from arrest granted to two clergymen in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a married woman will continue till it pronounces the verdict on their anticipatory bail. A

Modi conspiring through agencies to pin top our leaders in AgustaWestland case: Cong

New Delhi, Jul 19: The Congress accused the Modi government of creating a "web of lies" and launching a "concerted conspiracy" against its leadership in the AgustaWestland case by using its investigative agencies. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep....

Leopards love cattle, goats more than forest prey: Here is why

Bengaluru, July 19: Leopards love cattle and goats. The tea gardens in West Bengal are fast becoming the favourite hunting grounds for leopards. The highly adaptable predators have been preying on livestock like goats and cattle - sometimes more....

Changes in RTI act will make it useless, must be opposed: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, July 19: With the Centre set to table the bill to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and said that such a change " must be opposed by every

Wednesday, July 18

Greater Noida building collapse: Death toll rises to 8

New Delhi, July 18: An under-construction building collapsed in Greater Noida's Shah Beri village on Tuesday evening. Eight bodies have been retrieved by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams. The identity of two bodies has been establish....

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Ghana counterpart

New Delhi, Jul 18: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with her Ghanian counterpart Shirley Botchwey and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the areas of capacity building and trade and to strengthen people-to-people ties. ....

SFI activist Abhimanyu murder: 5th accused arrested from Karnataka border

Kochi, July 18: Kerala Police made a fifth arrest in connection with SFI activist Abhimanyu murder case. The accused, Mohammad, was arrested from Karnataka border. A total of five people have been arrested till now. According to reports, Muhammed

‘Have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?’: Shashi Tharoor on critics asking him to ‘go to Pakistan’

Thiruvananthapuram, July 18: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been hogging the limelight since he made the controversial "Hindu Pakistan" remark against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently. Along with top BJP leaders lambas....

Tuesday, July 17

Marriage doesn't mean wife always ready for sex: Delhi HC on marital rape

New Delhi, July 17: Marriage does not mean that a woman is always consenting for physical relations with her husband, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed and also held that physical force is not necessary for constituting the offence of

Rahul Gandhi constitutes Congress Working Committee, convenes first meeting on July 22

New Delhi, July 17: Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision-making body, with a blend of young and old leaders and convened its first meeting on July 22. The new Congress Working Committee

A bridge over Kalahi river in Assam becomes symbol of resilience of villagers against govt’s apathy

Guwahati, July 17: There are moments when you wonder what the elected representatives are doing for their troubled subjects. The answer, unfortunately, is often "nothing". Most often our VIPs become so blind towards the plight of the people that....

Can’t tolerate horrendous acts of mobocracy, frame law to prevent lynching, SC tells Centre

New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to frame a new law to prevent incidents of lynching and also punish those indulging in it. The court said that the Centre should implement its order in four weeks

Monday, July 16

Parrikar says Congress would believe if Army had taken him in surgical strikes

New Delhi, July 16: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday asked if the Congress would have believed in the surgical strikes if the Army had taken its Rahul Gandhi along on the mission. What do the opposition parties claim?

Javadekar demands clarifications from Rahul Gandhi on Congress being party of Muslim males

New Delhi, July 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken on the Congress for its president Rahul Gandhi's statement that the Congress is the party of Muslims. The matter was once again taken up by the BJP as

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos test fired from ITR Chandipur

Bhubaneswar, July 16: Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was on Monday test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. The was carried out at 10.18 am. The previous test firing of BrahMos cruise missile was conducted on May 21

Kerala Church sex scandal case: SC to consider bail plea by Father Sony Varghese tomorrow

New Delhi, July 16:The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the anticipatory bail plea of Father Soni Abraham Varghese in connection with the sex scandal case involving four clergymen attached to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kerala. A bench

Sunday, July 15

Kumaraswamy's breaking down an 'emotional outburst': JD (S)

New Delhi, July 15: The JD(S) on Sunday termed the remarks of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy indicating a rift in the coalition government with the Congress as an "emotional outburst" and said too much should not be read into

Monsoon Session: Does govt want to amend RTI Act?

New Delhi, July 15: Opposition parties and activists have expressed concerns after it emerged that a bill to amend the Right to Information (RTI) has been listed for passing in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, reported NDTV.  The

In Telangana, the BJP is nowhere says Owaisi

Hyderabad, July 25: BJP will not be able to gain strength in Telangana and make a mark, though the party is hopeful about it, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi claimed. "In Andhra Pradesh, nobody is ready to hold BJP's flag. Nothing is

Jharkhand: Debt-ridden family of six allegedly commits suicide

Ranchi, July 15: In another incident of mass suicide, debt-ridden a family of six allegedly committed suicide in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on Sunday morning. Police said,'Recovered 3 suicide notes and a power of attorney, It'll be investigated, they h....

Saturday, July 14

Rahul doesn't even know how onion grows: Chouhan

Chouhan Ujjain (MP), July 14: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today pooh-poohed Rahul Gandhi's visit to Mandsaur to meet farmers, saying the Congress chief does not even know how an onion grows. Chouhan, who embarked on a

BJP inaugurating projects in UP as Lok Sabha election are near: Mayawati

Lucknow, July 14: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Purvanchal Expressway, and said that had the PM laid the foundation in 2014, he would have been instead inaugurating it. {image-ma....

BJP raises Ram mandir bogey, Amit Shah promises to start construction of temple before 2019 polls

Hyderabad, July 14: In what could be an attempt to keep its hardcore "Hindu voters" intact, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre has once again raised the Ram mandir bogey ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

‘You have to suffer for five years if you have One Nation, One Election’, says Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, July 14: In a scathing attack against the proposal to bring "One Nation, One Election" by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said,"You have to suffer for five years i....

Friday, July 13

Nirmala Sitharaman alleges Rahul Gandhi of dividing the country on communal lines

New Delhi, July 13: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday alleged Congress president for playing communal card. The defence minister said that looking at the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the Congress....

After Twitter purge, Modi, Tharoor lost these many followers

New Delhi, July 13: Twitter's move to remove suspicious accounts from users' followers has hit the follower count of several eminent persons across the world. Twitter said it wants its users to have confidence that the follower numbers are "meaningfu....

Photography ban at protected monuments lifted after Modi questions rule

New Delhi, July 13: The Archaeological Survey of India has issued orders to allow photography within the premises of centrally protected monuments, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned the logic behind the existing restrictions at an e....

Lt. Gen Syed Ata Hasnain appointed Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir

Srinagar, July 13: Former military secretary Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed as the chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir. His appointment is for a term of five years and the order was issued by the

Thursday, July 12

Hamid Ansari cautions against reducing oil imports from Iran

New Delhi, July 12: In the wake of India reducing its oil imports from Iran, former vice president Hamid Ansari said that New Delhi should not buckle under international pressure and abandon ties with Tehran. Ansari said that India-Iran ties dated

BJP to send key persons to MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to handle media in a better way

New Delhi, July 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has deputed its two spokespersons and one co-convener in the three election-bound state - Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. They have been given this responsibility for the image building ....

Wednesday, July 11

Amit Shah to meet Nitish Kumar for breakfast, dinner today; seat-sharing on agenda

Amid ongoing reports of differences between BJP and JD(U), BJP president Amit Shah is set to meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and discuss seat-sharing and other important issues during his Patna visit on Thursday. The meet will happen

Muslim question in 2019 LS polls: Know what Rahul has been advised by intellectuals

New Delhi, July 12: There is no secret that the Muslims are feeling isolated and marginalised under the Narendra Modi regime at the Centre. While commoners are maintaining a stoic silence over various issues affecting their lives fearing further....

Tuesday, July 10

Higher Education Dept defends move to grant IoE to Jio institute

New Delhi, July 10: Higher Education Department defended move to grant 'Institutes of Eminence' statues to Jio institute yet-to-be-established Jio Institute by Reliance Foundation. R Subramanyam, Secretary,Higher Education, said, "Regulation of Inst....

Aircel-Maxis: ED says Chidambaram is evasive, several questions need to be answered

New Delhi, July 10: The Enforcement Directorate said that former union minister, P Chidambaram is evasive in his replies and hence needs to be questioned. The ED says that the former minister was evasive in replies specific to the inflow of

Monday, July 09

INX Media case: Anxiety for Chidambaram over HC's written order

New Delhi, Jul 9: It was a nerve-wracking moment for former union minister P Chidambaram last week when he found that the interim protection from arrest, granted by the Delhi High Court in the INX Media case, was not present in

After Kabir Panthis and OBC, farmers the next target of PM Modi

New Delhi, July 9: The government is looking at to en-cash the increased minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif as it is planning to start a multi-media campaign to tell the government welfare schemes to farmers and villagers. Prime Minister Narendra

SC says no to namaz at Taj Mahal, observes monument cannot decay

New Delhi, July 9: The Supreme Court has refused to permit namaz at the Taj Mahal. The court said that the Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and hence that needs to be kept in mind. {image-taj-mahal-1531117482.jpg

Act against people demanding Sharia courts: Swamy to Centre

New Delhi, July 9: Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday urged the Centre to act against people demanding Shariat courts in all districts of the nation. Reacting to All India Muslim Personal Law Board's plans on Shariat courts,

Sunday, July 08

AIMPLB wants Sharia courts in all districts; BJP says ‘this isn't Islamic Republic of India'

New Delhi, July 8: With the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) planning to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of the country, the BJP has said that there is no place for such court anywhere in the country.

Giriraj Singh meets riots-accused Bajrang Dal, VHP activists in Bihar jail

Patna, July 8: Days after Union Minister Jayant Sinha drew flak for meeting the accused in the Ramgarh lynching case, Union minister Giriraj Singh has now met riots-accused Bajrang Dal and VHP activists in Bihar's Nawada jail.  Singh's meeting

Saturday, July 07

‘Don't approve’: Yashwant Sinha slams son Jayant for garlanding convicts

New Delhi, July 7: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday slammed his son Jayant Sinha for felicitating convicts of Ramgarh lynching case. Taking to twitter, wrote said, "I do not approve of my son's action." "Earlier I was the

Now, Aadhaar mandatory to cover Amit Shah’s programme in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, July 7: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah is visiting Chennai but before his visit to city a new controversy started with the party making it compulsory to provide Aadhar/voter ID/driving license to get the press pass made to....

Amarnath Yatra: 326 evacuated from Panjtarni to Baltal base camp

Srinagar, July 7: The authorities on Friday evacuated 326 Amarnath pilgrims, who were stranded at Panjtarni due to heavy rainfall, to the Baltal base camp. "On the directions of Governor N N Vohra, chairman Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, to

J&K Governor’s Twitter timeline flooded with graft complaints against Mehbooba

Srinagar, July 7: Two weeks after he took over the reins in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra's official Twitter handle has got several complaints of alleged corruption and other wrongdoings against the previous PDP-BJP coalition government ....

Friday, July 06

Burari deaths: Police question mason who installed 11 pipes, his daughter

New Delhi, July 6: Seeking to unravel the mystery behind the deaths of 11 members of a Burari-based family, the Delhi Police has questioned their employees, including a mason who had installed 11 pipes at their house and his daughter, a

Aircel-Maxis case: Court allows ED to file documents in support of charges against Karti

New Delhi, July 6: A Delhi court on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to place on record voluminous documents running into around 3,600 pages in support of its charge sheet against Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Union Minister P C....

NIA to seek custody of Kashmir separatist Asiya Andrabi

New Delhi, July 6: The National Investigation Agency would seek the custody of Kashmir separatist, Asiya Andrabi. The NIA had filed an FIR against the chief of the Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief, Asiya Andrabi. The NIA would produce her before court and see....

CJI is master of roster, SC says for the third time

New Delhi, July 6: The Supreme Court has once again ruled that the Chief Justice of India is master of the roster. The order was passed while junking a petition filed by advocate, Shanthi Bhushan who sought to regulate the powers

Thursday, July 05

Legalise gambling, betting in sports to help generate revenue: Law panel

New Delhi, July 5: The Law Commission of India has recommended that gambling and betting in sports, including cricket, be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes. The recommendation calls for such activ....

Govt to mobilise Rs 1 trillion for better education infrastructure under HEFA

New Delhi, July 5: Union cabinet has goven its nod to the human resources development ministry to raise Rs 1 trillion from the market. The purpose of raising this vast funds from the market to facilitate better educational infrastructure. Union....

ICAR AIEEA Result 2018 delayed, no new date announced

New Delhi, July 5: The ICAR AIEEA Result 2018 has been delayed. The results once declared will be available on the official website. The latest update reads, "The previous schedule date of Declaration of result has been withdrawn on

Goa minister’s ‘mantra’ for better agricultural yield

Panaji, July 5: Goa agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai said that the state's paddy yield would increase if its farmers chanted vedic mantra in their fields and adopted "cosmic farming" techniques. After inaugurating the ‘Shiv Yog Cosmic Farmin....

Wednesday, July 04

Puducherry cannot be compared with the case of Delhi: SC

New Delhi, July 4: The Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified that Puducherry cannot be compared with the case of Delhi as it is governed by a provision which is different from that concerning the national capital. The top court said

SC agrees to hear fresh plea against nikah halala, polygamy

New Delhi, July 4: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear another fresh petition challenging the prevalent practices of nikah halala and polygamy among Muslims saying it is violative of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution....

Tuesday, July 03

False info being spread via propaganda machinery leading to stone-pelting: Rawat

Raipur, July 3: The incidents of stone-pelting are happening in Kashmir as a lot of "false information" is being fed to the people of the restive region, especially the youth, through a "propaganda machinery", Army chief General Bipin Rawat today sai....

Defence Ministry sends experts to five countries to scout for rifles, carbines

New Delhi, July 3: The Defence Ministry has sent a team of military experts to Australia, the US, South Korea, Israel and United Arab Emirates to look for new assault rifles and battle carbines. Sources said the nine-member delegation of

Tejas inducted in IAF's 'Flying Daggers' squadron

Coimbatore, July 3: Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas was formally inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF)'s 'Flying Daggers' squadron, which earlier had Russian MiG-21s. The IAF is looking at adding 14 Tejas aircraft in the next two years as it seeks

States cannot appoint acting DGPs rules SC

New Delhi, July 3: In a major decision, the Supreme Court has said that no states can appoint an acting Director General of Police. The order came after it was pointed out to the court that DGPs are confirmed in

Monday, July 02

West Bengal: Body of BJP worker found floating in lake, Shah alleges TMC hand

Murshidabad, June 2: The body of a BJP worker was recovered from a pond in a village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Monday, news agency ANI reported. Taking to Twitter, the state BJP accused the ruling Trinamool

Modi govt 'aiding and abetting' country-wide lynchings: Congress

New Delhi, June 2: The Congress on Monday accused the Modi government of "aiding and abetting" incidents of lynching across the country, saying "anarchy, mob frenzy and jungle raj have become the new symbols of Narendra Modi's New India."

IAS topper Tina Dabi conferred with President’s Gold Medal after 2-year training at LBSNAA

New Delhi, July 2: 2015 batch IAS topper Tina Dabi added another feather in the cap after being conferred with the President's Gold Medal for ‘First in Order of Merit' in her batch. Tina continued her fantastic streak of holding the

Driver’s premature baby girl waits for treatment in NICU

Anji and Mangamma, like any other new young parents, were overjoyed to be bringing their first baby into the world. Their little daughter was born on the 30th of May, 2018, and while the couple's happiness flowed, there was also cause

Sunday, July 01

J&K: Hizbul terrorist and an over the ground worker arrested in Kishtwar

Srinagar, July 1: A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist and an over the ground worker of the banned terror outfit were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar on Sunday. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the duo, said

GST collection for June 2018 is Rs 95,610 crores, higher than May but lower than April

New Delhi, July 1: Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Sunday said that GST revenue for the month June rose to Rs 95,610 crore as compared to Rs 94,016 crore in May. The May GST collection was a tad lower than April