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Centre to act on 'war footing' to preserve Taj Mahal and Yamuna river against pollution, measures include green fuels, ethanol industries

After being rapped by the Supreme Court over the condition of the Taj Mahal, the government on Monday said that it will take action on "war footing" to deal with air and water pollution in and around the world-famous 17th-century Mughal monument.

17 Jul 2018 12:45 pm
Monsoon of Discontent: Anti-government protestsgain ground across Bundelkhand

A year and counting of a brand new government that branded itself as the change-maker in a state aching for a shift in status quo. A no-show on almost all the promises made in the heat of the campaign, is now sending distinct ripples of discontent across Uttar Pradesh. A report on the protests gaining ground across Bundelkhand.

17 Jul 2018 12:26 pm
SBI PO Prelims 2018 result declared: Check scores at sbi.co.in; Mains exam on 4 August

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the result of Probationary Officer (PO) preliminary examination. The results have been released on its official website, sbi.co.in and bank.sbi/careers.

17 Jul 2018 11:58 am
Income Tax department seizes Rs 163 crore cash, 100 kg gold after raids at a road construction firm's premises in Tamil Nadu

In one of the biggest recoveries till date, the Income Tax (IT) department has seized Rs 163-crore cash and about 100-kg bullion, following raids at multiple premises of a road construction firm in Tamil Nadu

17 Jul 2018 11:58 am
Supreme Court tells Centre to create law to halt lynching, says 'horrendous acts of mobocracy' can't be tolerated

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that no citizen can take law into their own hands and in case of fear and anarchy, the state has to act positively.

17 Jul 2018 11:17 am
Aam Aadmi Party targets Delhi Police over minor girl's death at police post, asks Rajnath Singh to fix responsibility

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Monday that the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl at a police post in West Delhi was a "custodial death" and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to fix responsibility of Delhi Police officials

17 Jul 2018 10:53 am
Maneka Gandhi orders all states to immediately inspect every childcare home run by Missionaries of Charity

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has ordered all the states to get the child-care homes run by the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity

17 Jul 2018 10:53 am
Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on mob violence today; may frame guidelines to curb vigilante groups

The Supreme Court had earlier said it was the obligation of the state that crimes involving vigilante groups are prevented, and self-appointed vigilantes aren't allowed to take the law in their hands.

17 Jul 2018 10:18 am
Bidar lynching: Police says WhatsApp video wrongly identifying Hyderabad techie as child-lifter led to mob attack

A total of 30 persons, including the administrator of a WhatsApp group that spread the rumours and the person who shot the pictures of the attack in Bidar and circulated it, have been arrested.

17 Jul 2018 10:09 am
On Maneka Gandhi's request, seven top Bollywood production houses form anti-sexual harassment cells

Maneka Gandhi said 7 production houses are Yashraj Films, Aamir Khan Production, Mukta Arts, Excel Entertainment, Phantom Films, T-Series and Drishyam Films

17 Jul 2018 9:30 am
90 injured after tent collapses during Narendra Modi's rally; West Bengal Police begins probe

Two of the injured were rushed to a Kolkata hospital in serious condition, while the rest are out of danger and are being released gradually. Investigation into the incident has begun.

17 Jul 2018 9:08 am
'Happiness Curriculum' introduced in Delhi govt schools: In world obsessed with marks, studies can still be source of joy

The school is a place which inculcates an environment where students not only learn academically, but also indulge in their all-round development, and this has a greater impact in learners' lives in the long run.

17 Jul 2018 8:56 am
Public drinking to attract hefty fine in Goa from 15 Aug; Manohar Parrikar says penalty for using plastic bags to be hiked to Rs 2,500

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar warned against drinking in the public in Goa, but did not specify the penalty citizens would have to pay if caught.

17 Jul 2018 8:35 am
Husband of air hostess who committed suicide in Delhi arrested by police; to be produced before magistrate today

The husband of the Delhi air hostess who allegedly committed suicide in south Delhi's Panchsheel Park has been arrested by the police, according to several media reports.

17 Jul 2018 7:30 am
Kerala sex scandal: Supreme Court to hear anticipatory bail plea of priest accused of sexual assault tomorrow

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the plea of the priest after he sought urgent hearing as he fears arrest in the case.

16 Jul 2018 12:59 pm
Surat Police fails to track woman who accused ex-BJP MLA Jayanti Bhanushali of rape, says survivor's identity unclear

The commissioner said that the victim's identity was still unclear as they had received another letter in April from a woman sharing the same name as the complainant urging the police to ignore any complaint against the BJP leader

16 Jul 2018 12:58 pm
Andhra Pradesh passes amendments to Centre's land acquisition law; a boost for private property rights

Until the Centre passed this law, India followed the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, which was written expressly to allow the colonial regime to acquire land.

16 Jul 2018 12:57 pm
Uttarakhand rain: Cloudburst washes away houses, shops and vehicles in Chamoli district; no casualties reported

Nearly a dozen houses, ten shops and six vehicles were swept away following a cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Tharali and Ghat areas of Chamoli distrtict early on Monday, officials said.

16 Jul 2018 12:15 pm
Does Right to Freedom of Religion extend to wearing religious headgear during sporting event, Supreme Court asks Centre

The Supreme Court recently sought a reply from the central government on a PIL to formulate guidelines to exempt turbaned Sikhs from wearing any other head-gear during sporting events.

16 Jul 2018 11:49 am
ICAI to declare CA Final and CA CPT result on 20 July; check at icaiexam.icai.org, caresults.icai.org

The results for Chartered Accountants Final Examination, Foundation Examination and Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is expected to be announced on 20 July by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI).

16 Jul 2018 11:46 am
Sacred Games: Delhi HC says 'actors cannot be held liable for the dialogues'; next hearing on 19 July

A Congress leader had filed a plea against Netflix and Nawazuddin Siddiqui for 'abusing Rajiv Gandhi and misrepresenting facts during his regime' in Sacred Games.

16 Jul 2018 11:46 am
Thakur-dominated Uttar Pradesh village witnesses first-ever Dalit baraat: Sanjay Jatav sought permission 3 months ago

A Dalit groom, who has been struggling for the past six months to take out his wedding procession (baraat) in his village which is Thakur-dominated (upper caste), was finally able to do it on Sunday.

16 Jul 2018 10:15 am
AIMPLB to set up 5 Sharia courts in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra in span of 5 months; 5 more to open soon

AIMPLB has approved the setting up of five Sharia courts in many districts in the span of five months. Five more will be opened soon

16 Jul 2018 9:36 am
Jharkhand gangrape case: CRPF, police personnel arrest prime accused in Banasai village in West Singhbhum district

A joint team of CRPF and Khunti Police, on Sunday have arrested the prime accused behind the rape of five women, who were held at gun point in Jharkhand

16 Jul 2018 9:29 am
Sushma Swaraj meets Bahrain's king Hamad bin Isa, PM Khalifa bin Salman; leaders discuss trade, defence, energy

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday called on King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and met country's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa to discuss ways to further strengthen the bilateral ties.

16 Jul 2018 9:15 am
Narendra Modi to address farmers' rally in West Bengal's Midnapore today, will focus on Centre's decision to hike MSP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers rally on Monday at Midnapore town in West Bengal focusing on the Centre's recent decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif crops.

16 Jul 2018 9:10 am
Illegal Indian immigrants in US being 'treated as criminals': Legal advocacy groups calls treatment in Oregon prison 'inhuman'

Volunteers in legal advocacy groups have found that the illegal Indian immigrants in US are being treated cruelly by the authorities in Oregon federal prison

16 Jul 2018 8:30 am
Woman delivers twins aboard Mumbai-Vishakhapatnam Express on Sunday; RPF, Central railway staff arrive for help

A Mumbai woman delivered twins while she was on board a train headed to Vishakhapatnam amidst cheers and claps by the passengers.

16 Jul 2018 7:42 am
Jammu and Kashmir: 7 dead, 33 injured as boulder rolls down waterfall in Reasi district; govt announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia

A huge boulder rolled down the 100-feet high Siar Baba waterfall in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district on Sunday killing at least seven people and injuring 33 others who were taking a bath at the spot

16 Jul 2018 7:35 am
Mumbai rains: For citizens, this year's monsoon has been a tale of traffic jams, waterlogging and cracking bridges

This year, the monsoon in Mumbai has been marred by several mishaps including pothole accidents, bridge collapse and frequent reports of severe waterlogging in many areas.

16 Jul 2018 7:30 am
Uttar Pradesh equips its 'anti-Romeo squads' with wardrobe-mounted cameras

The Uttar Pradesh Police, in order to strengthen its "anti-Romeo squads" has deployed the group in various areas of the state and has equipped them with wardrobe-mounted cameras

16 Jul 2018 6:57 am
Narendra Modi launches Purvanchal Expressway: Rs 23,000 cr project to cover eight districts, transform east Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Purvanchal Expressway on Saturday. The project costing Rs 23,000 crores will take 3 years to finish

15 Jul 2018 12:32 pm
Narendra Modi accuses previous govts of neglecting Varanasi, says positive change visible in last four years

In a symbolic inauguration in Varanasi, Narendra Modi launched development projects worth nearly Rs 1,000 crore for the city and the region around it.

15 Jul 2018 12:20 pm
Mob lynching: Maharashtra Police to launch campaign to check rumour-mongering, provocative online content

After a string of mob lynching incidents, the Maharashtra Police has decided to launch a campaign to curb rumour mongering that triggers mob violence

15 Jul 2018 11:56 am
Narendra Modi to address farmers' rally in West Bengal's Midnapore tomorrow, will focus on Centre's decision to hike MSP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers rally on Monday at Midnapore town in West Bengal focusing on the Centre's recent decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif crops.

15 Jul 2018 10:57 am
Sonal Mansingh on Rajya Sabha nomination: 'It's a validation of Indian art, culture and tradition'

Sonal Mansingh is as modest about her recent Rajya Sabha nomination as she is about the numerous other honours she's received through a nearly six-decade career.

15 Jul 2018 10:46 am
Two BSF constables killed, one injured in encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district; ultras flee after gunfight

A group of Naxalites opened fire on a BSF patrol team as they were passing through Chhattisgarh's Barkot village, leading to the encounter.

15 Jul 2018 10:38 am
Kerala family receives wrong body after mix-up in Abu Dhabi, repatriation of deceased man's body underway

Indian family in Kerala received the wrong body on Saturday after a mix-up in Abu Dhabi, measures to return the right body are being undertaken

15 Jul 2018 10:18 am
'No need to disband UGC,' says Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami, opposing Centre's Higher Education Commission Bill

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has expressed 'strong' opposition to the Centre's draft Bill on HECI, which would replace the existing UGC

15 Jul 2018 9:47 am
After Burari, 6 members of a family found dead in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh; deceased under pressure due to debts, claims note

Six members of a Marwari family allegedly committed suicide in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district. A note recovered from the scene mentions that the family was under a lot of pressure due to debts and losses in business.

15 Jul 2018 9:31 am
Jagannath Yatra passes peacefully through Ahmedabad; over 20,000 security personnel were deployed along route

Lakhs of people lined the streets of Ahmedabad to witness the 141st Jagannath Rath Yatra which passed through sensitive areas along the 18 kilometre route and ended peacefully.

15 Jul 2018 9:20 am
First batch of Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia; govt to facilitate 1,28,702 Indians this year

The first batch of Haj pilgrims on Saturday was flagged off by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage had been completed.

15 Jul 2018 9:17 am
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik congratulates sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, dancer Sonal Mansingh on Rajya Sabha nomination

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday congratulated sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and Odissi danseuse Sonal Mansingh on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

15 Jul 2018 9:14 am
Kerala sex scandal: Absconding priest charged with sexual abuse appeals to Supreme Court for relief from arrest

One of the two priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala, who are accused of sexual abuse, appealed to the Supreme Court for a relief from arrest on Saturday

15 Jul 2018 9:13 am
NEET UG 2018-2019: Online registration likely to begin in October for Feb exams; here's a tentative schedule of exams, results

NEET UG 2018- 2019 exams will be conducted twice a year from now. The tentative schedule for online registration and exam dates is out

15 Jul 2018 8:35 am
Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM to lay foundation stone of Mirzapur Medical College, launch 108 Jan Aushadhi Kendras

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day tour of Uttar Pradesh, will launch several projects on the second day of his visit.

15 Jul 2018 8:23 am
Omar Abdullah criticises Congress over its tweet on Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif; praises PM for improving India-Pakistan relations

National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that the Congress's tweet about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and incarcerated former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disappointing

15 Jul 2018 8:10 am
New law for mob lynching will drain legislative time, Supreme Court's order an open invitation to further politicise situation

Supreme Court's judgment on mob-lynching becomes an open invitation for the issue to get further politicised, and ought to be avoided entirely.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
After Karnataka elections, Chikmagalur farmers use Narendra Modi, Amit Shah cutouts as scarecrows

Two months after the Karnataka Assembly elections, Chikmagalur farmers have found an innovative way of using politicians cardboard cutouts that were used during campaigns.

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am
Mob, including lawyers, thrash 17 men accused of raping differently-abled minor at Chennai court

Seventeen men accused of raping 11-year-girl in Chennai were assaulted,on Tuesday, by a mob which also included lawyers at a city court

1 Jan 1970 5:30 am