Showing posts with label Current Affairs 2015. Show all posts
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Monthly Current Affairs December 2015

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan deported for landing in Hyderabad

Acclaimed Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was in for a rude shock morning when he touched down at the city's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA).
2016-01-01

17,000 dogs in Corbett a big threat to its big cats

The thriving big cat population at the Jim Corbett National Park might be a show piece for successful conservation, but the famous wild life sanctuary's tigers and leopards might be at risk from canine diseases from some 17,000-odd dogs living in villages in the 5km buffer zone.
2015-12-31

For public good, states can ban booze says SC

While upholding the Kerala government's decision to render all hotels except five-star ones dry, the Supreme Court also ruled that the states could ban public consumption of cigarettes and liquor even if they had not taken steps to curb production of these intoxicants.
2015-12-31

Ashwin becomes first Indian bowler to top ICC Test rankings since Bedi in '73

Ashwin has achieved the number-one spot for first time in his career after injury prevented Dale Steyn from bowling more than 3.5 overs in England's second innings. Even though the fast bowler bagged four wickets in the first innings, these were not enough for him to end the year as the number-one ranked bowler for the sixth time since 2009.
2015-12-31

Want to enter US? Now just a visa won't suffice

The govt asked all Indian nationals to carry "necessary supporting documents regarding place of stay, financial support, sponsorship details etc".
2015-12-30

10 Janpath bigger than PM's 7 RCR, reveals RTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has one of the largest residences among politicians in the country, bigger than even the Prime Minister's official abode at 7 Race Course Road in size.
2015-12-30

Sex ratio dips to 917, lowest level since 1961

Two religious communities of India, Sikhs and Jains, have turned the corner on child sex ratio while all others showed further dips, as did the national average, according to fresh Census 2011 data released.
2015-12-30

Odd-even plan in Delhi

The Delhi high court asked the Arvind Kejriwal government why women and two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even traffic rule effective for 15 days starting January 1. Seeking a response from the government, the court said it will hear the matter next on January 6.
2015-12-30

What Kejriwal told kids about odd-even plan

"Vehicular pollution is the main reason why we are here... After conducting car-free day on 22nd of every month, we calculated pollution and it was comparatively lesser," Arvind Kejriwal said.
2015-12-30

Will Infosys help Telangana create its Mysore?

Government in talks with four domestic firms including Infosys to set up their campuses in Telangana
2015-12-30

Out Of India's 3.7L beggars, 21% have passed Class 12

In fact, more than 3,000 of them have professional diplomas, or are graduates and even post-graduates, according to the Census 2011 data on Non-workers by main activity and education level released earlier this week.
2015-12-29

ISI used Facebook to honeytrap IAF airman into spilling secrets

Ranjith KK, an Indian Air Force employee, got a Facebook friend request from a pretty woman based in the United Kingdom three years ago. He thought himself the luckiest of young men when the friendship took a spicy turn that included dirty talk late into the night.
2015-12-29

Kejriwal says DDCA panel will continue probe even if struck down by Centre

Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had questioned the legality of appointment of the probe panel by the AAP government to probe the affairs in Delhi and District Cricket Association, triggering a new round of confrontation with Kejriwal dispensation.
2015-12-29

BJP says DDCA probe panel head's letter to NSA is drama at behest of Kejriwal

The BJP has described the one-man Commission of Inquiry's communication to the NSA as an exercise in "cheap publicity and propaganda."
2015-12-29

Book reveals how Army surprised enemy in Kargil

Book title: 'Kargil',  Author: Lt. General Mohinder Puri.
2015-12-29

No LPG subsidy for consumers with taxable income of more than Rs 10 lakh

The new rule would be applicable from January 2016 and will be initially implemented on a self-declaration basis, according to a release issued by the government.
2015-12-28

Congress Foundation Day Celebration

In a huge embarrassment for the Congress on its Foundation Day, articles in its mouthpiece criticized Jawaharlal Nehru's policy on Kashmir, and alleged that Sonia Gandhi's father was a "fascist soldier", leaving the party squirming.
2015-12-28

Severe water crisis may force evacuation of Bengaluru by 2025

Groundwater, a major resource in times of crisis, is dwindling. Increase in the number of borewells and the decline of groundwater levels have resulted in bore wells sinking to the depths of 1,000 feet in several areas.
2015-12-28

IS influencing youth in south India: NIA chief

NIA director general Sharad Kumar on Sunday said IS is emerging as a major threat for radicalization of youth, especially in south India.
2015-12-27

Smoking dips 10% in 2 years in India but women smokers up sharply

Smoking in India is falling steadily even as the number of women smokers is rising, making it home to the second largest number of female smokers after US.
2015-12-27

China officially ends one-child policy

China has officially junked its controversial one child policy, allowing couples to have a second child amid deepening demographic crisis of shrinking workforce and ageing population in the world's second largest economy.
2015-12-27

PM Modi's 15th 'Mann ki Baat'

Addressing the year's last version of his bi-weekly radio address Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will announce the action plan of his ambitious 'Start-up India, Stand up India' on January 16.
2015-12-27

Modi's detour to Lahore may well redefine future India-Pakistan engagement

When PM Modi landed in Lahore to wish Nawaz Sharif on his birthday, in effect, he restored a process started in May 2014 but derailed in August when his govt cancelled the foreign secretary-level talks with Pak over its high commissioner's meeting with the Hurriyat.
2015-12-26

To bypass Hurriyat, talks to be in Islamabad

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar is likely to travel to Islamabad for a meeting with his counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary on January 15 in what marks an important and immediate takeaway from PM Narendra Modi's Christmas date with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
2015-12-26

India, Pak working on Saarc disaster diplomacy

Disaster diplomacy is the new buzzword in the Narendra Modi-led government which is closely working with Pakistan along with six other member-countries of Saarc in raising a common disaster response force, on the lines of UN peace keeping force, for specialized response to natural and man-made disasters.
2015-12-26

End of BCCI as we know it? Lodha panel set to propose massive overhaul

2016 is expected to ring in sweeping changes in the structure, management and functioning of the world's richest cricket body Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) as the committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha is set to give its report to the Supreme Court on January 4.
2015-12-26

Arun Jaitley finds no mention in Kejriwal govt's DDCA probe report

The report of the three-member inquiry set up by the Delhi government to probe the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) which was held out by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to have made out a strong case against Arun Jaitley, does not even mention the finance minister.
2015-12-26

Jaitley biggest disappointment says Ram Jethmalani

Lashing out at Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, noted lawyer and former law minister Ram Jethmalani said, "Arun Jaitley is the biggest disappointment."
2015-12-26

Ram Madhav says - India, Pak and Bangladesh will reunite to form 'Akhand Bharat'

Ram Madhav, the BJP general secretary, clarified that this will not happen through war, but through "popular consent".
2015-12-26

PM Modi meets Sharif in surprise Lahore visit

During his 150-minute surprise stopover in Lahore, PM Modi held talks with Nawaz Sharif at the Pak PM's residence. The two leaders decided to open ways for peace for the "larger good" of the people of the two countries.
2015-12-25

SMS alerts directly from PM Modi

Soon, you could get an e-mail or SMS straight from the Prime Minister informing you of a new policy decision or even an urgent alert in national interest.The e-Sampark initiative launched as a part of 'Digital India' last year is now being extended to private citizens, especially professionals.
2015-12-25

Actress Sadhana Shivdasani passes away


Veteran actress Sadhana Shivdasani passed away today morning. The actress who completed 74 years of age this September, was reportedly admitted to the Hinduja hospital.
Sadhana Shivdasani, better known mononymously as Sadhana, was an Indian actress who was one of the top actresses in the 1960s and the early-1970s, a period regarded as Bollywood's "golden era".
2015-12-25

BJP suspends Kirti Azad for attacking finance minister Arun Jaitley

When Arun Jaitley had filed a defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders in the DDCA case, Kirti Azad had openly dared the finance minister to sue him also.
2015-12-23

Delhi HC refuses to stay AAP's odd-even formula

The bench further observed that the city government has called for representation from various stakeholders of the society and as of today they have not finalised any scheme.
2015-12-23

Silicon Valley fraud: MEA advisory asks students to defer departure

The external affairs ministry has advised Indian students seeking admission in two California-based universities to defer their departure till it gets a response from the US government on the issue. 19 students were offloaded from an Air India flight in Hyderabad, when they were on their way to San Francisco to join Silicon Valley University in San Jose and North Western Polytechnic in nearby Fremont.
2015-12-23

BSF plane crash near IGI Airport kills 10

A Border Security Force aircraft crashed just outside IGI Airport, within five minutes of taking-off from there on Tuesday morning, killing all 10 on board including two pilots and eight technicians from the force who were headed for Ranchi to repair an Mi-17 V5 helicopter.
2015-12-22

'Napping' Jet Airways bus driver wrecks AI plane

Calling it 'gross act of negligence', Air India said it was a clear morning when the Jet Airways bus intruded into the space where the aircraft was parked. Airlines sources said the loss, which is being ascertained, will run into crores.
2015-12-22

Donald Trump takes vulgar swipe at Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump used a crude slang to describe Hillary Clinton's loss to Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
2015-12-22

Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill, Nirbhaya's mother 'satisfied'

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will ensure that now on 16-year-olds involved in heinous crimes would be prosecuted as adults.
2015-12-22

RComm, Aircel in talks to merge mobile business

2015-12-22

BSF aircraft crashes near Dwarka, all 10 killed

2015-12-22

Husband arrested for Mumbai artist's murder

Contemporary artist Chintan Upadhyay was arrested in connection with the murders of his estranged wife Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani. Chintan was detained after a new piece of evidence emerged.
2015-12-22

Indian Navy's ops force pirates to shift base

Over the past three decades, the INS Godavari class warship has been successfully deployed in numerous international operations since it was inducted into the fleet. After its decommissioning, the Indian Navy will decide on the three aspects of the future of the warship.
2015-12-21

MHA for all sex crime convicts' info on log

The Union home ministry, in its draft guidelines for registry of sex offenders, has proposed inclusion of all those convicted of sexual offenses ranging from voyeurism and stalking to rape and aggravated sexual assault.
2015-12-21

Despite visa 19 students were treated like criminals'

Air India stopped 19 students from flying to the US, citing the plight of 14 students who had earlier traveled to San Francisco but were deported.

Air India barred these students on the grounds that the two US universities in which they had secured admission are under "scrutiny" of American authorities.
2015-12-21

India welcomes Nepal's deal with Madhesis

India has welcomed Nepal government's decision to amend its new Constitution to address two key demands of agitating Madhesis. "Government of India welcomes developments as positive steps that help create the basis for a resolution of the current impasse in Nepal," the external affairs ministry said.
2015-12-21

63 students failed in IITs in last session: Irani

Irani said this in Parliament in response to a query about whether students have been expelled from IITs on the ground of poor performance. Out of the failed students 8 were from General category, 9 from OBC, 16 and 30 from Scheduled Caste (SC) and 16 from Scheduled Tribe (ST) category respectively.
2015-12-21

Mahindra KUV100: Five things you need to know

Arun Jaitley on Monday filed a civil defamation suit in the Patiala House court against Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members over alleged irreguralities at the Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA).
2015-12-21

Closeness between Modi, Obama is real: US envoy

India and US need each other, says Richard Verma, US ambassador to India in an exclusive conversation with Indrani Bagchi, as he looks back on 2015 and prioritizes an important checklist for 2016, spanning nuclear energy, defense cooperation on jet engines and aircraft carriers and a bilateral investment treaty.
2015-12-20

RSS shakha spreads its wings to 39 countries, most branches in Nepal, US


2015-12-20

WTO deal a huge setback for India: Congress

The Congress on Sunday attacked the NDA government for agreeing to the WTO deal in Nairobi, describing it as a huge setback for India and other developing countries.
2015-12-20

Haryana wants Class XII pass for civic polls

After fixing minimum educational qualification of Class X for candidates contesting panchayat polls, Haryana will now make class XII mandatory for aspirants to urban local body elections.
2015-12-20

Sri Lanka banks on India to modernize its military

Sri Lanka's military is set to be modernized with assistance from militarily advanced nations such as India, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Wickremesinghe was addressing a military passing out parade in the central town of Diyathalawa.
2015-12-20

Iraq gets first beauty queen since 1972

2015-12-20

Centre had opposed juvenile's release: RijijuÂÂ

Kiren Rijiju put the onus on Delhi govt on the convict's rehabilitation. "In principle, the central government opposed the release of the juvenile offender at this stage for which we have presented our position before the honourable Delhi High Court," Rijiju said.
2015-12-20

Delhi gang-rape: Juvenile released

The juvenile convicted in the gang-rape and murder of a paramedical student in Delhi three years ago, will be released today. The Supreme Court refused the dramatic post-midnight move of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to stay his release by giving an urgent hearing.
2015-12-20

WTO talks conclude; India disappointed

After hectic negotiations for five days--exceeding the scheduled closing by almost 24 hours--the WTO Trade Ministers concluded their talks this evening without any commitment by rich countries to check subsidies.
2015-12-19

Young pacer Brainder Sran gets India call-up

The Indian selectors threw a major surprise when they announced the name of unheralded Punjab left-arm seamer Brainder Sran in the India ODI squad for the upcoming Australia tour that starts in January next year.
2015-12-19

Yuvraj returns to India T20 squad for Aus tour

Pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback to the India squad for the ODI and T20 series in Australia starting January 12.
2015-12-19

National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul get bail

In a massive relief for Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul in the high-profile National Herald case, the Patiala House court in New Delhi granted them unconditional bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each.
2015-12-19

Al-Qaida's India chief comes from freedom fighters family

Intelligence agencies have learnt that the elusive India head of al-Qaida was born in a family of freedom fighters in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal, less than 200km from New Delhi. Last Sunday, 40-year-old Sanaul Haq was unmasked as Maulana Asim Umar, the head of al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and one of the most wanted men today.
2015-12-19

Two nations that had no idea they were in Saudi anti-terror coalition

While Pakistan reaffirmed its position of non-involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts, Lebanon said it was also equally baffled. Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia announced a new 34-country coalition of Muslim nations to fight terrorism.
2015-12-19

UN council endorses Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process, a rare show of unity among major powers on a conflict that has claimed more than a quarter million lives.
2015-12-18

Parliament blocks bill to decriminalise gay sex

Parliamentarians blocked a private member's bill to decriminalize gay sex, in a setback for sexual freedom in India. Shashi Tharoor, sought to table a bill to amend section 377 of the Indian penal code, which bans homosexual acts as "carnal intercourse against the order of nature".
2015-12-18

Pope recognises second Mother Teresa miracle

Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the path for her elevation to sainthood next year. She is expected to be canonized on September 4, 2016. Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II.
2015-12-18

These 6 bills will survive House logjam

The government and main opposition Congress have reached an agreement to pass six legislations next week when the winter session concludes. These include two appropriations bills, amendment bill on sugar cess, prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes bill, atomic energy bill and one on waterways.
2015-12-17

Pune teen girl on ATS radar for IS leanings

A 16-year-old college girl from Pune, who was allegedly in touch with arrested Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) executive Mohammed Sirajuddin, has been put under surveillance for her suspected links with the Islamic State (IS), assistant commissioner of police Bhanupratap Barge of the anti-terrorism squad, Pune unit, said.
2015-12-17

Govt to buy Rs 39K cr Russian missile systems

The government on Thursday approved the Rs 39,000-crore acquisition of five advanced Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, which have even rattled NATO countries because they can destroy incoming hostile aircraft, stealth fighters, missiles and drones at ranges of up to 400 km.
2015-12-17

India ups ante as WTO agri draft favours US

2015-12-17

Reservation should continue: RSS chief Bhagwat

Making a complete U-turn from his previous statement that the quota system needed a review, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that reservation should continue in the country as long as there was social discrimination and asserted that the Sangh was not in favour of scrapping it.
2015-12-17

What Pichai would do if he was not Google CEO

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said if he were not the chief executive of the internet search giant, he would have still been building software products
2015-12-17

Jolt for I-T firms: US to hike H-1B, L1 visa fee

The US Congress has imposed a special fee of up to $4,500 on the H-1B and L-1 visas popular among Indian IT companies to fund a 9/11 healthcare act and biometric tracking system. PM Narendra Modi has raised the issue of visa fee hike with with US President Barack Obama.
2015-12-17

Modi govt dismissed 13 officers, penalized 45

The Modi government has so far dismissed, removed or compulsorily retired 13 bureaucrats and imposed pension cut on 45 others for unsatisfactory performance and delivery in public service, the government informed Rajya Sabha.
2015-12-17

UGC to rank all universities, irks watchdogs

In a controversial overreach, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said it will rank all institutions across the country. Private colleges and universities will come under the ratings ambit.
2015-12-16

Diesel car buyers to pay 1-time pollution tax: SC

The Supreme Court banned registration of diesel-guzzling high-end luxury cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2,000cc and more in the entire National Capital Region (NCR) till March 31 and said it would impose a one-time pollution tax on small diesel cars in the new year.
2015-12-16

Isro successfully launches 6 Singapore satellites

India has successfully put six Singapore satellites into orbit after a perfect launch of its polar rocket in its landmark 50th space mission from Sriharikota that also gave a boost to its space business.
2015-12-16

Govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel

The government increased excise duty on petrol by Rs 0.30 per litre and by Rs 1.17 a litre on diesel to make use of slump in oil prices to garner an additional Rs 2,500 crore. This is the second increase in excise duty in less than six weeks.
2015-12-16

SC bans diesel vehicles of over 2000cc in Delhi

In a landmark ruling aimed at curbing the alarming pollution level in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the registration of all diesel SUVs and luxury cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc or more in the entire National Capital Region till March 31 this year.
2015-12-16

BJP got Rs 2.5cr from buffalo meat exporters

BJP received Rs 2.50 crore in donations from companies exporting buffalo meat, according to contribution reports for financial years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 submitted to the Election Commission of India.
2015-12-16

India racing ahead of China in pollution

An evaluation of the National Air Quality Index (NAQI) data maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released has revealed that as many as 15 out of the 17 cities that are being monitored fail to meet the ambient air quality standard by a considerable margin.
2015-12-15

VVIP chopper deal: Interpol notice to 2 Italians

On the request of the Enforcement Directorate, the Interpol has issued Red Corner Notices against two Italian nationals- Carlo Gerosa and Guido Ralph Haschke who were allegedly the middlemen in the Rs 3600 crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
2015-12-14

'87% of Himalayan glaciers stable since 2001'

As many as 248 of 2,018 or 12.3% of Himalayan glaciers are retreating while 18 are advancing, environment minister, Prakash Javadekar told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The minister's reply, however, also revealed that a majority or about 86% of glaciers have remained stable.
2015-12-14

Now, US army lets Sikh soldier keep beard, turban

It is the first time in decades that the military has granted a religious accommodation for a beard to an active-duty combat soldier a move that observers say could open the door for Muslims and other troops seeking to display their faith.
2015-12-14

Paris deal: Climate justice won

Shortly after a climate change deal was reached by 195 nations in Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the historic accord, saying "climate justice has won". "Outcome of Paris agreement has no winners or losers. Climate justice has won and we are all working towards a greener future," he tweeted from his personal handle.
2015-12-13

Shirdi temple pledges 200kg gold to PM's scheme

Shirdi temple has decided to move 200kg of its gold reserves to the government-sponsored Gold Monetisation Scheme. The glitch is that in 2012, Bombay HC had banned the temple trust from melting the gold, following a PIL that said devotees had made the offerings to Sai Baba, and not for raising money.
2015-12-13

Now, Google CEO Sundar Pichai comes out in support of Muslims in US

India-born Google head Sundar Pichai is the latest technology industry CEO to come out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent anti-Muslim tirade. Earlier this week, Trump issued a advocating ban on all new immigration of Muslims to the US.
2015-12-12

India, Japan sign defence, N-energy agreements

India and Japan inked a number of pacts in key areas of defence and nuclear energy as well as building of first bullet train network between Mumbai- Ahmedabad at a cost of about Rs 98,000 crore.
2015-12-12

Japan to import Maruti cars from India

"India is a land of possibilities with excellent human resources and a technological base," PM Modi said while addressing the India-Japan business leaders forum with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Delhi.
2015-12-12

'Schools in Delhi may be shut down from Jan 1-15'

Delhi government is contemplating shutting the city's schools for 15 days from January 1 during the trial period of odd-even vehicle formula.
2015-12-11

India and Pakistan will meet next month

Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet next month to work out the details of a comprehensive bilateral dialogue, the Pakistani ministry of foreign affairs said. The meeting will also decide the modalities and schedule of the meetings under the dialogue.
2015-12-11

NGT bans registration of new diesel vehicles in Delhi till January 6, 2016

The National Green Tribunal(NGT) ordered that no new diesel vehicles would be registered in Delhi till January 6, 2016. The NGT also directed the Centre and the Delhi govenment not to buy any diesel vehicles for their departments.
2015-12-11

US Republican front runner Donald Trump says total shutdown Muslims entering America


2015-12-11

NGT okays rafting on Ganga, not camping near it

In a big blow to Ganga beach camp owners who were hoping for a reprieve, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) upheld its ban on beach camping near the river from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, an order which it had passed in March.
2015-12-10

Accident victims want funds from Salman Khan

Bollywood megastar Salman Khan was acquitted by the Bombay high court of all charges in the 2002 accident that killed a pavement dweller. After the verdict, Salman wiped away tears of relief as his overjoyed family flanked him.
2015-12-10

ISIS finance chief Abu Saleh killed

The Islamic State group's finance chief has been confirmed killed in a coalition air strike last month, US officials said.
2015-12-10

Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him an approver in 26/11 case

Headley, one of the main accused in the 26/11 case, is now a prosecution witness after court pardoned him in the case on certain conditions.
2015-12-10

Bombay HC acquits Salman Khan of all charges in 2002 hit-and-run case

A little over 13 years after Salman Khan's late night drive home turned fatal for a labourer sleeping on a sidewalk in Bandra, the Bombay high court acquitted the Bollywood actor of all criminal charges that he had been held guilty of by a trial court in May.
2015-12-10

42 militant groups have pledged support to ISIS

The groups range from Ansar Al-Khilafah in the Philippines to factions in Egypt's Sinai province
2015-12-10

Japan pips China to build India's 1st bullet train

The bullet train accident in China four years ago along with low-cost finance and a promise to have a substantial Make in India component and transfer of technology clinched the deal for Japan to build the first high-speed train that will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with the possibility of extending it to Delhi in future.
2015-12-09

India-Pak joint statement: 5 key highlights

PCB chief Shaharyar Khan said that hopes of resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan with a short series later this month are "dying" with too little time left to organize the big ticket event.
2015-12-09

Ban Donald Trump from entering the UK

The number of signatories to a petition seeking ban on Donald trump from UK was growing fast, but Britain's finance minister George Osborne said that Trump should not be banned from the country.
2015-12-09

Heart of Asia" summit held in Islamabad.

"It's time we display maturity and self-confidence to do business with each other and strengthen regional trade and co-operation. The entire world is rooting and waiting for a change. Let's not disappoint them," Sushma Swaraj while addressing the "Heart of Asia" summit in Islamabad.
2015-12-09

Latest and last Country to give women freedom

Despite Saudi women standing for office for the first time, the country still has a long journey towards gender equality. Women in Saudi Arabia will be voting and standing for office for the first time in the oil monarchy's municipal elections this weekend.
2015-12-09

Punjab goes bust, puts widow home, jails on 'girvi'

The last place from where you expect a state government to raise funds is jails and a widow home. But that is precisely what the Punjab government has done in the past two months to tide over its severe financial crisis.
2015-12-08

'Reports of ISIS presence in India baseless'

The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, has dubbed media reports on the presence of the terrorist organization ISIS in India as baseless and misleading.
2015-12-08

CAG slams govt for mismanaging submarine refit

The Navy was unable to use the kilo-class submarine over the last decade, with the refit cost going up from Rs 629 crore to over Rs 1,000 crore, at a time when the force continues to grapple with an ageing and depleting underwater combat arm.
2015-12-08

CAG slams govt for mismanaging submarine refit

The Navy has been unable to use the Kilo-class submarine for about a decade. The refit was to be finished by January 2009, but remains incomplete. The cost of the refit has gone up from Rs 629 crore to over Rs 1,000 crore. All this, at a time when the Navy grapples with an ageing and depleting underwater combat arm.
2015-12-08

Delhi's odd-even vehicle plan to follow dates

Delhi's transport minister has announced that the odd-numbered vehicles will ply on odd dates, while the even-numbered vehicles would ply on even dates.
2015-12-08

No vendetta, Gandhis should face court: Jaitley

Jaitley attacked the Congress over disruption of Parliament on National Herald issue and asked Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to face the courts. "India is not a banana republic in which Parliament or media can decide the guilt or innocence in such matters," Jaitley said.
2015-12-08

IPL to have two new teams from Pune and Rajkot

Pune and Rajkot became the new franchises in the IPL, replacing the suspended teams of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for a period of two years. The Pune franchise was bought by Kolkata-based business tycoon Sanjiv Goenka's company New Rising, while the Rajkot bid was won by Intex Mobiles.
2015-12-08

23 Flipkart employees get over Rs 1cr salary

Flipkart Internet employee benefit expenses swelled threefold to Rs 476 crore, according to its filing with the Registrar of Companies.
2015-12-08

Donald Trump's latest tirade: Ban all Muslims from entering US

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for a "total and complete" block on Muslims entering the United States, in the wake of last week's mass shooting in California by a Muslim couple believed to have been radicalized.
2015-12-08

SC leaves uniform civil code to Parliament


2015-12-07

Beijing issues 'red alert' on air pollution

Beijing has issued its first red alert for smog, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half the city's vehicles off the roads. It's the second time this month that notoriously polluted Beijing has experienced a prolonged bout of smog.
2015-12-07

All flight ops at Chennai airport to start tomorrow

Altogether five passenger flights, all of Air India, took off from or landed at Chennai Airport till 5pm on Sunday. An Oman Air plane stranded at the Chennai airport departed for Muscat with two crew. From Monday, full operations will resume at the airport.
2015-12-06

HWL: India beat Netherlands 3-2 in penalty shootout to win bronze medal

The Indian team maintained their calm in a high scoring encounter in Ranchi to edge past world no. 2 Netherlands in the penalty shootout 3-2 to take the bronze medal.
2015-12-06

IT cos suffer $60 mn loss due to Chennai floods

Crippling floods in the city have caused huge losses to the IT industry. IT insiders have pegged the losses at $5-10 million for mid-size firms and $40-50 million for large companies.
2015-12-05

Delhi's Odd Even Rule: Private vehicles in Delhi can run only on alternate days

Taking a tough decision to improve the city's toxic air quality, Delhi's AAP government decided to restrict the number of private vehicles on the roads for a fortnight starting on New Year's Day, allowing cars and bikes with odd and even numbered registration plates to run on alternate days.
2015-12-04

Pak-origin couple kills 14 in California carnage

2015-12-03

Britain joins US-led Syria air war, Putin vows more sanctions on Turkey

While Britain on Thursday joined the US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of Turkey for shooting down a Russian plane. Meanwhile, the US said it will not launch a 2003-style invasion of Syria or Iraq.
2015-12-03

PM announces Rs 1,000cr more for TN relief works

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an immediate relief of Rs 1000 crore for flood-hit Tamil Nadu over and above the Rs 940 crore package announced last week. He also made an aerial survey of the submerged Chennai and areas around it affected by the torrential downpour.
2015-12-03

NDRF doubles strength of rescue teams to 1,200

NDRF teams have doubled the number of their rescuers in the rain and flood-battered Chennai and adjoining areas to 1,200 even as the force on Thrusday decided to penetrate deep into the affected areas to aid the marooned.
2015-12-03

Zuckerberg gives 99% of his shares to charity

2015-12-01

Britain prepares for air strikes in Syria 'within hours' of vote

Britain's parliament will vote on bombing Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said, confident he can secure its approval after the opposition Labour Party allowed its members to vote freely on the issue.
2015-12-01

RBI keeps key policy rates unchanged

The Reserve Bank of India is likely to keep its policy rate unchanged on Tuesday, following a big cut two months ago, and to sound cautious about the scope for more easing as it aims to meet its 2017 inflation target and braces for a US rate hike.
2015-12-01

Source: Times of India News

Latest Abbreviations used:

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA)
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services (DANICS)
Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA)
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW)
al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)
National Capital Region (NCR)
National Air Quality Index (NAQI)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
National Green Tribunal(NGT)
National Green Tribunal (NGT)
All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM)
National Disaster Response Force(NDRF)


Source: The Times of India News 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Monthly Current Affairs November 2015


Climate change can be dampened by a fake volcano

The idea is to mimic Pinatubo by using a fleet of modified business jets to inject fine droplets of sulfuric acid into the stratosphere, where they would combine with water vapor to form fine sulfate particles that reflect sunlight away from the earth.
2015-11-30

Paris climate summit held on 30 Nov

World's top industrialists announced the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an international group of 28 investors to bring companies that have the potential to deliver affordable, reliable and carbon free power from the research lab to the market.
2015-11-30

Gates, Tata, Ambani join hands for clean energy

Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani And Jack Ma Join Hands To Push For Clean Energy Through Innovations
2015-11-30

Had Patel been PM, India would be Pak: Ilaiah

Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel become PM, India would have "gone on the lines of Pakistan, our democracy would have collapsed", Dalit activist and author Kancha Ilaiah said at the Times LitFest.
2015-11-29

Govt may go with more than one GST rate

In a bid to get Congress on board for one of the biggest tax reform moves, the Center may back more than one GST rate targeted mainly at luxury and sin goods amid indications that it could drop the proposal allowing manufacturing states to levy up to 1% additional tax.
2015-11-29

India not removed from safe destination list

Russian Information Center head in Goa Ekaterina Belyakova said certain parts of her statement regarding Russian charter tourist arrivals in Goa have been misrepresented.
2015-11-29

M Raman Gold medal for Inorganic Chemistry after 44 years

At the age of 65 and after a long wait of 44 years, Anil Kumar Singh finally received his M Raman Gold medal for Inorganic Chemistry from the Lucknow University (LU) on Saturday.
2015-11-29

In Paris, PM to unveil India's plans on renewables

PM Modi left for Paris today to attend the world conference on climate change. He is tipped to hold a bilateral meeting with Obama on the sidelines of the summit. Additionally, Modi and French President Hollande will propose a collaborative pact for an alliance aimed at promoting solar energy.
2015-11-29

Salman Rushdie's 4th Novel 'Satanic Verses' has been opposed by P Chidambaram

Hours after former Finance Minister P Chidambaram termed the ban on Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses" as wrong, the author asked how many more years it would take to correct the "mistake".
2015-11-29

13 Sashastra Seema Bal jawans detained by Nepal border force released

The Sashastra Seema Bal jawans were detained by Nepali border guards after the group "inadvertently" crossed over to the other side chasing suspected smugglers along the India-Nepal border in Bihar's Kishanganj district. They were released after SSB officials raised the issue with Nepal's Armed Police Force.
2015-11-29

Sindhu wins Macau Open third year in a row

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan in the summit clash of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold to win the title third year in a row in Macau.
2015-11-29

Listen to PM in Mann Ki Baat on AlR

Affirming his faith in Tamil Nadu's resilience, Modi said the flooding was an impact of global warming. He underscored the need for SAARC nations to prepare for joint response to disasters and added that combating climate change was everyone's responsibility.
About Mann Ki Baat: 
Officially started on and from October 3, 2014 on All India Radio, the program aims to deliver the Prime Minister's voice.
2015-11-29

Azam Khan calls Shahi Imam an RSS agent

In a fresh attack on Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and Samajwadi Party senior leader Azam Khan labelled him as an agent of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2015-11-28

SC must review Sec 377 said Jaitley and Chidambaram

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and his predecessor P Chidambaram said the SC shouldn't have reversed the Delhi HC's order de-criminalizing consensual sex among gay adults.
2015-11-28

Putin approves sanctions against Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday. The decree, posted on the Kremlin's web site, said a ban on charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be introduced, that Russian tour operators should stop selling trips to Turkey, and that imports of some Turkish products would be halted.
2015-11-28

SC should reconsider gay sex judgement: Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the "judgement on gay sex should be reconsidered" by the courts. He also said courts in the country have always upheld and defended the right to free speech and expression.
2015-11-28

Woman IPS officer shunted out after spat with Haryana minister

IPS officer Sangeet Kalia was shunted out, a day after a spat with minister Anil Vij during a meeting, triggering angry reactions against him on social media.
2015-11-28

Moscow steps up attacks on Turkey over ISIS 'oil pipeline'

Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of permitting jihadists to smuggle oil across its border, in a ratcheting up of tensions following the shooting down of a Russian jet. Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber at the Syrian border.
2015-11-28

UK could face war crimes charges. Here's why

Britain is at risk of being prosecuted for war crimes because of growing evidence that missiles sold to Saudi Arabia have been used against civilian targets in Yemen's brutal civil war, Foreign Office lawyers and diplomats have warned.
2015-11-28

Lawyers don't have the right to go on strike: SC

Expressing serious concern over the justice delivery system being brought to a complete standstill by lawyers going on strike, the Supreme Court said advocates don't have the right to strike work while expressing its inability to restrain them from doing so.
2015-11-27

South Indian Muslims more attracted to IS: Rijiju

Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has claimed that Islamic State may carry out alone wolf terrorist strikes intended to create mayhem anywhere in the country even as the government is taking measures to contain the activities of the outfit.
2015-11-27

Missile system built by Israel, India clears hurdle

Fourteen Indian warships, including aircraft carrier INS Viraat, are currently equipped with the Barak-I system. The new LR-SAM system with Barak-8 interceptor missiles is a much more advanced version with extended interception range.
2015-11-27

UP lab finds Nestle's pasta unsafe

After Maggi noodles, Nestle's pasta has now landed in trouble as its samples, tested at a state-owned food testing laboratory, were found to be carrying lead %beyond the permissible limits, a state government official said on Friday.
2015-11-27

Don't play with fire, Turkey warns Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow not to "play with fire" on Friday, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow responded with tighter visa regulations.
2015-11-27

Haryana minister Anil Vij gets into ugly spat with woman police officer

Anil Vij was involved in an ugly spat with a woman police chief after she refused to obey the minister's order reportedly asking her to "get out" of a meeting.
2015-11-27

HWL Final: India lose 0-3 to Argentina in opener

India lost their first match of the Hockey World League Finals 0-3 to Argentina. India were outplayed in the midfield and Argentina did well on the counter-attacks to register a win in a tough group consisting of Netherlands and Germany
2015-11-27 12:52:52

India clinch Test series against South Africa


2015-11-27

PoK will remain with Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

PoK is in Pakistan, and will remain. J&K is in India, and will remain. We need to understand this, Abdullah was reported as saying. He also pushed for dialogue between India and Pakisan as the only viable solution to the Kashmir issue.
2015-11-27

Air Force may use highways as emergency landing strips

Indian Air Force has asked National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to share the details of the plans to upgrade the existing highways or build new ones so that necessary features are incorporated to make certain portions function as runways and allow for both landings and take-offs.
2015-11-26

Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey

Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered his government to also draft sanctions against Turkey.
2015-11-26

Nitish to ban liquor in‚Bihar‚ from April 1

Bihar will go dry from April 1, 2016, Nitish Kumar announced on Thursday. The chief minister made the announcement - a part of his election pledge - at an official function to mark Prohibition Day.
2015-11-26

Rs 55-cr wedding for NRI's daughter in Kerala

A Rs 55 crore wedding extravaganza, capable of surpassing even the most spectacular Bollywood sets, will unveil at the Asramam ground in Kollam  where NRI business magnate Ravi Pillai’s daughter, Dr Arathi, will wed Dr Adithya Vishnu of Kochi.
2015-11-25

Bengaluru girls stump Rahul Gandhi, say 'Swachh Bharat' working

While addressing the students in Bengaluru, Rahul Gandhi asked if the Clean India campaign is a success. "Yes," came the reply from the audience. It was a major embarrassment for Rahul in the middle of a fresh round of attacks he launched on PM, saying one man decides everything in NDA government.
2015-11-25 14:58:56

Tech Inc marooned after Chennai rain; IBM, Infosys move out staff

About 15% of India's 3 million-strong technology workforce is in Chennai, handling projects for clients such as Wal-Mart, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase.
2015-11-25

Jawan killed, 4 injured in ongoing militant attack in J&K's Kupwara

One jawan was killed and four others injured as heavily-armed terrorists opened fire at an Army camp in the Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The encounter is still on. Tangdhar is close to the Line of Control.
2015-11-25

Snapdeal feels heat, app down rated

Ratings for Snapdeal's app on Google Play Store took a beating , as thousands of people took to social media to voice their discontent over Aamir Khan's remarks against growing intolerance in the country. Apart from giving the app a one-star rating, users also begun running a campaign on social media titled #AppWapsi that urged people to delete the app from their smartphones.
2015-11-24

A R Rahman identifies with Aamir Khan, says he too faced similar situation

Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman on Tuesday said he identified with Bollywood star Aamir Khan's statement on growing intolerance and that his (Khan's) wife felt like leaving the country when he said he (Rahman) too faced a similar situation a couple of months ago.
2015-11-24

N-club eyes Indian inclusion, but risks Pak ire

Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability in South Asia, the move could escalate strains with rival Pakistan.
2015-11-24

Turkey downs Russian jet; 1 pilot 'killed', another may be in rebel hands

Syrian rebel officials claim to have photos and video showing that one of two Russian pilots from a jet downed by the Turkish military has died. The video, which has not been independently verified, appeared to show Syrian rebel fighters standing around the body and chanting "Allahu Akbar".
2015-11-24

SC refuses to hear Rahul's citizenship plea

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had recently alleged that the Congress vice-president had claimed himself to be a British national before UK company law authorities, in connection to the incorporation of a firm.
2015-11-24

Amitabh Bacchan is on Hepatitis B

At the launch of a media campaign on Hepatitis, Big B revealed that he has lost 75 per cent of his liver to the deadly Hepatitis virus. He also added that he is surviving on only 25 per cent of his liver today. He had been injected with almost 60 bottles of blood from close to 200 donors post the 'Coolie' accident and one of them was carrying Hepatitis B virus.
2015-11-24

Sri Lanka could host India-Pakistan cricket series

Sri Lanka has emerged as the neutral venue of choice to host the India-Pakistan bilateral series comprising three One-Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals to be played between December 20, 2015 and January 3, 2016.
2015-11-24

Pune IITian bags Rs 2 crore Google job

22-year-old Abhishek Pant, a final-year computer science student of IIT-Kharagpur, has bagged a job with a Rs 2-crore annual package, including stock options, at Google Inc. He has not been assigned any project as yet, but will work with the design solutions team on the best way to solve problems raised by users.
2015-11-24

Aamir Khan on intolerance

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan joined the chorus of intelligentsia against growing intolerance, saying he has been "alarmed" by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.
2015-11-23

37th Singapore Lecture held on 23 Nov

PM Narendra Modi urged the world to speak in one voice against terrorism and warned that terror can derail economies. Speaking at the 37th Singapore Lecture, PM said, "We must delink terrorism from religion and assert the human value that defines every faith."
2015-11-23

Pfizer to buy Allergan to create No. 1 drug maker

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan in a transaction valued at about $160 billion, creating the world's biggest drug maker. Pfizer chief executive Ian Read will be CEO of the combined company, while Allergan's Brent Saunders will be chief operating officer.
2015-11-23

11 most powerful people in the technology world

We have picked up tech leaders from Business Insider's world's most powerful people list -- the men and women who are most influential in technology landscape. So, here's over to 11 most powerful people in technology world.
  1. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder
    Overall position: 10
  1. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com
    Overall position: 16
  1. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
    Overall position: 28
  1. Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Alphabet
    Overall position 37
  1. Mark Zuckeberg, founder and CEO of Facebook
    Overall position: 18
  1. Sergey Brin, co-founder and president of Alphabet
    Overall position: 21
  1. Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba
    Overall position: 23
  1. Larry Ellison, founder and executive chairman of Oracle
    Overall position: 37
  1. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
    Overall position: 39
  1. Robin Li, Baidu CEO
    Overall position: 43
  1. Rometty, chairman, CEO of IBM
    Overall position: 44


2015-11-23

7 Vaishno Devi pilgrims killed in chopper crash

Seven persons, including pilot, were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The chopper was going to Sanjhichat from Katra.
2015-11-23

BoB scam: Hawkers, vendors, made directors

40-year-old Rasool (name changed) sells vegetables on his cart in North Delhi. Last year, he became the director of a company overnight without even knowing it and his remuneration was Rs 10,000 per month.
2015-11-23

Islamic State eyeing Bengal for recruits

If the central agencies are to be believed then West Bengal might be one of the most prominent states which Islamic State (IS) are targeting as their potential ground for recruitment of young people.
2015-11-22

Rs 3,250 crore package to decongest Delhi

In a major move to decongest the city, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday announced a Rs 3,250 crore package for the capital, to be used for construction of flyovers, underpasses and rail overbridges to free up arterial roads.
2015-11-22

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Pak, north India

Earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan .
2015-11-22 18:47:40

Indo-American aid worker killed in Mali attack

As a Peace Corps volunteer, expert in global health and the mother of a young boy, Anita Ashok Datar devoted her life to caring for and helping others. Datar was among the 27 victims in Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali.
2015-11-21

RBI chief bats for Yuan as international currency

Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has expressed support for China's efforts to internationalize the Yuan and make it part of the currencies favored by the International Monetary Fund.
2015-11-21

Brussels metro closed due to terror alert

2015-11-21

India to open Asean study centre in Shillong

PM Narendra Modi said on Saturday that "most Asean economies have done their bit for Asia's resurgence and now it is India's turn to make the 21st century an Asian century." "We know that our time has come," the PM said.
2015-11-21

SBI declares Vijay Mallya 'wilful defaulter'

Trouble seems to be mounting for Vijay Mallya. State Bank of India - the largest lender to defunct airline Kingfisher - has declared the carrier, its promoter Mallya and United Breweries Holdings as "wilful defaulters" after its grievance redressal committee rejected the arguments made by the borrower through its legal representative recently.
2015-11-21

Finally, Russia and China to join rest of world to 'eradicate' ISIS

World powers are poised to forge a single resolution at the United Nations Security Council to declare a common war against ISIS and "eradicate" jihadists in Iraq and Syria, The Independent understands.
2015-11-20

One in 4 ministers in Nitish cabinet is a Yadav

One in four ministers in Nitish Kumar cabinet is a Yadav. Out of 28 cabinet ministers who took oath of office on Friday, seven belong to Yadav community.
2015-11-20

Fear of losing property to Sheena led Indrani to plot her murder: CBI

The CBI has said in its chargesheet that Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, feared that the entire property might go to Sheena and Peter Mukerjea's son Rahul if they were married. Indrani has a soft corner for Vidhie, her daughter with former husband Sanjeev Khanna.
2015-11-20

Nitish keeps home, Tejaswi named deputy CM

CM Nitish Kumar will look after home, general administration and information and public relations while Lalu Prasad's younger son Tejaswi Yadav was named the deputy chief minister. Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav will look after health and environment departments..
2015-11-20

Pill turns Syrian fighters into super humans

The Turkish authorities have seized close to the Syrian border a record haul of almost 11 million pills of the synthetic stimulant drug captagon which is believed to play a crucial part in Syria's civil war.
2015-11-20

Sheena Bora case: Peter Mukerjea charged with murder, criminal conspiracy

Media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested on Thursday in the Sheena Bora case, has been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy by the CBI. Mukerjea on Thursday, was arrested by CBI hours after the investigation agency
2015-11-20

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

Janata Dal-United's Nitish Kumar, whose Grand Alliance with former rival Lalu Prasad saw them storming to power in Bihar, was sworn in as Chief Minister for a record fifth time in a mega ceremony at Patna's sprawling Gandhi Maidan on Friday.
2015-11-20

7th pay panel: Max salary Rs 2.5L, min Rs 18000

2015-11-20

Nitish, Lalu's son take oat

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's younger son - Tejaswi Yadav - will be Bihar deputy chief minister. His elder brother - Tej Pratap - will also take oath as a minister in the Nitish Kumar government. It is also learnt that JDU leader Vijay Kumar will be the speaker.
2015-11-20

Delhi boy offered Rs 1.27 crore by Google

Delhi boy Chetan Kakkar has set a new record for international placement for Delhi Technological University (DTU) by grabbing an offer of 1,90,000 USD (Rs 1.27 crore approx) per annum from Google.
2015-11-20 00:06:21

Central govt employees to get 23.6% pay hike

The Seventh Pay Commission on Thursday recommended an increase in pay and allowances of 23.55%, a 24% rise in pensions and one-rank-one-pension for central government employees and paramilitary personnel. In a big bonanza to central employees and pensioners, the seventh Pay Commission recommended a 23.55 per cent increase in salary, allowances and pension along with a virtual one-rank-one-pension for civilians, involving an additional outgo of Rs 1.02 lakh crore a year.
2015-11-19

Peter Mukerjea arrested by CBI in Sheena Bora murder case

Hours after it filed its chargesheet in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, the CBI arrested media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, husband of Indrani Mukerjea. Indrani Mukerjea is accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora.
2015-11-19

Centre asks SC to leave collegium reform to govt

The Supreme Court should not take "unnecessary " burden on itself to reform collegium system for appointment of judges and the task should be left to government, the Centre told the Supreme Court.
2015-11-19

Martyr Col Mahadik a nation salutes

Thousands of grieving people turned up for the cremation of Colonel Santosh Mahadik who was killed while fearlessly leading his men in an operation against militants in J&K, an official said.
2015-11-19

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen got Rs 80cr for terror in India

Indian investigators have informed the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris that Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), receiving funds in Pakistan from different channels, raised over Rs 800 million (Rs 80 crore) in the last eight years to carry out terror activities in India.
2015-11-19

SC refuses to fix eligibility norms to pick judges

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to frame draft of memorandum of procedure (MoP), based on the suggestions given by people from various walks of life, to be followed by the collegium for appointment of judges.
2015-11-18

Lower court practice must to join SC, HCs?

A fresh law graduate even after clearing the All India Bar examination may not be able to practise directly in the Supreme Court and high courts as the Bar Council of India (BCI) is considering to frame rules making it mandatory for lawyers to have experience of lower court proceedings for being eligible to join the bar in higher courts.
2015-11-18

26/11 case: Headley to be tried as an accused


2015-11-18

Army colonel killed in Kashmir encounter

Colonel Santosh Kumar, the commanding officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, was killed in an encounter with militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Kashmir, officials said.
2015-11-17

'Terror act' downed Russian plane over Egypt

Russian security officials have confirmed that the plane which crashed over Sinai at the end of October was brought down by a bomb, after explosive traces were found on the wreckage. All 224 people on board, most of them Russian tourists, were killed in the crash.
2015-11-17

PM Modi at G20: Delink terror from religion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the G20 platform to take up India's case of terrorism supported by Pakistan, saying those who support and sponsor terrorism should be isolated and called for delinking terror from religion and coordinated action against radicalization.
2015-11-17 00:28:01

Indian students in US increase by record 29.4%

Indian students going to the US went up by 29.4 per cent this year, a record high, revealed the Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released.
2015-11-16

Record rains submerge Chennai, kill 71 in Tamil Nadu

Helicopters hovered in the skies and boats cut across choppy waters where once there were roads as the administration intensified rescue operations after Chennai received a record 23.5cm of rainfall.
2015-11-16

Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen, Subramanian Swamy says

Circulating copies of documents from the company law authorities of Britain, Subramanian Swamy said that Rahul Gandhi had declared himself as a British national.
2015-11-16

Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away at 86

The veteran actor, who was seen in films like Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili, passed away on Sunday at the age of 86.
2015-11-16

Katara murder: Death plea for Yadavs struck down


2015-11-16 06:16:58

France strikes major ISIS targets in Syria in retaliation for Paris attacks

French warplanes struck Islamic State militants in Syria on Sunday, a French government official said, two days after attackers linked to the terrorist group carried out a coordinated assault on Paris that killed 129 people.
2015-11-15

US bill on visa curbs bodes ill for IT firms

The US is set to pass a bill on immigration with major implications for the $146-billion Indian IT sector and its employees. The bill seeks to prohibit companies from hiring H-1B employees if they employ more than 50 people in the US and more than 50% of those employees are H-1B and L-1 visa holders.
2015-11-15

Paris attack: Manhunt for 8th suspect under way

The Paris terrorist attacks were carried out with the help of three French brothers living in Belgium, the authorities said on Sunday, as they asked for the public's help in finding one of them.
2015-11-15

PM Narendra Modi pushes grand global solar alliance before G20

India nudged the G20 to ensure finances and technology worth $100 billion are made available for countries to pursue clean energy during their development, and pushed for its proposal for a grand alliance of solar-rich nations to make this key source of green power an integral part of people's lives.
2015-11-15

World  BRICS meeting in Turkey

Brazil, Rusia. India, China and South Africa (BRICS) held meeting after Paris Attack on 13/11.
2015-11-15

ISIS chief Baghdadi urges Muslims to join jihad

In May, 2015, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi sent out a message to his followers from around the world. In the recording, issued by its al-Furqan media outlet Baghdadi says: "There is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State... Joining (its fight) is a duty on every Muslim.
2015-11-14

Syrian passport found near corpse of attacker; France vows to hit back at ISIS

Sources close the investigation of the deadly attacks in Paris said, "a Syrian passport has been found near the body of one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up near a Paris soccer stadium".
2015-11-14

Paris under siege: Over 150 dead in 'Mumbai-like' co-ordinated attacks


2015-11-13

TCS to train 1,000 graduates from UK universities

India's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services said it has partnered British Council to train 1,000 university graduates in the UK at its Innovation Labs and software development centres.
2015-11-13

Canada's Sikh defence minister faces racial abuse

Canada's newly-appointed Sikh defence minister Harjit Sajjan has allegedly faced racist remarks by a soldier on social media, prompting the Canadian Armed Forces to launch a probe.
2015-11-12

6 major agreements among £9bn India-UK deals

2015-11-12

Cow brigade now wants to stop leather shoe sales

2015-11-12

Modi first Indian PM to address UK parliament

In a joint statement with his British counterpart David Cameron, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the intolerance row in India. He said India was a vibrant democracy and the government was committed to freedom of speech and there was no room for intolerance.
2015-11-12

ISRO for launched GSAT 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight congratulated Isro for the successful launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-15 from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.
2015-11-11

Girish Karnad gets death threat for Tipu comment, says sorry

Playwright Girish Karnad has been threatened he would meet the same end as murdered writer MM Kalburgi for demanding renaming of the Kempegowda International airport after Tipu Sultan.
2015-11-11

UN calls for lifting Indo-Nepal border blockade

Expressing concern over the obstruction of essential supplies to Nepal, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on "all sides" to lift the blockade at the Indo-Nepal border immediately invoking the landlocked country's right of free transit.
2015-11-11

OROP : Ex-servicemen try to burn their medals

Some ex-servicemen tried to burn their gallantry medals at the Jantar Mantar today as a show of protest against the government for implementing 'its version' of the One Rank, One Pension scheme.
2015-11-11

Forex violation case: ED questions SRK for 4 hrs

The Enforcement Directorate questioned actor Shah Rukh Khan for four hours in forex violation case in . The agency questioned Khan about sale of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team shares at lower prices to Mauritius based company in 2009.
2015-11-11

Bangladesh deports Ulfa's Anup Chetia to India

Bangladesh has handed over leader of banned Assamese outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Anup Chetia to India, almost 18 years after it arrested him in a passport forgery case. The deportation was okayed late after intervention at the highest level of the Indian government.
2015-11-11 04:26:40

FBI report rules out radioactive angle in Sunanda Pushkar's death

Delhi Police have received the FBI lab's forensic report in connection with mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar. Pushkar, the wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, was found dead in a luxury hotel here on January 17, 2014.
2015-11-11

India 106th among 145 nations in 'art of giving'

Myanmar ranks highest in the world for generosity, with the US second, New Zealand third, Canada fourth and Australia fifth, according to the World Giving Index released. The next five most generous countries are the UK, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Ireland and Malaysia.
2015-11-10

FDI will boost affordable housing: Builders

The real estate sector has welcomed the Centre's decision to relax the norms that govern foreign direct investment (FDI) in the construction industry. Some stakeholders hailed the move as a 'game changer' for the money it can bring into the sector.
2015-11-10

58% of Bihar's new MLAs face criminal charges

In Bihar, altogether 142 (58%) of the 243 MLAs elected in 2015 face criminal charges. RJD tops the list with 46 out of its 80 MLAs in that category. The total figure is 1% up compared to 57% in 2010 assembly election.
2015-11-10

Global temperatures only one degree away from point of no return

The world is halfway towards the threshold that could result in dangerous climate change, scientists have warned, after revealing that average global temperatures have recorded a rise of one degree Celsius for the first time.
2015-11-10

VHP leader killed in protest march in Karnataka

A VHP leader was killed and over 30 other activists were injured during a protest march at Madikeri, headquarters of Kodagu, about 250km from Bengaluru.
2015-11-10

BCCI removes Srinivasan as ICC chairman; Ravi Shastri ousted from IPL panel

N Srinivasan, the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief and Tamil Nadu strongman, has been removed from his post of ICC Chairman. The decision was made during the BCCI's annual general body meeting .
2015-11-09

Pak, a nuclear nightmare, dangerous to the world

With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world's third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China, France and Britain. Its arsenal is growing faster than any other country's, and it has become even more lethal in recent years.
2015-11-09

Nota polled highest in Bihar till date

None Of The Above (NOTA) option notched up 2.5% of popular votes, which translates into around nine lakh of Bihar's 6.69 crore voters.
2015-11-08

Putin's close aide Mikhail Lesin found dead in US

Mikhail Lesin, a prominent supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, credited with inspiring the creation of the state-owned Russia Today news channel, has been found dead in a US hotel room. Russia Today reported saying that he had succumbed to a heart attack.
2015-11-07

PM Modi announces Rs 80,000 crore package for J&K in Srinagar

2015-11-07 

R Ashwin achieves rare feat after 105 years

Ashwin not only raced to the fastest 150 scalps in Indian Test history but also became the first man in over 100 years to bag 50 wickets after opening the bowling.
2015-11-06

Registration of Greenpeace cancelled in India

Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies has cancelled registration of the Greenpeace India - the environmental NGO which has been campaigning in the country against air pollution and unsustainable use of natural resources including water and forests for long.
2015-11-06

Registration of Greenpeace India cancelled

The Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies has cancelled registration of the Greenpeace India - the environmental NGO which has been campaigning in the country against air pollution and unsustainable use of natural resources including water and forests for long.
2015-11-06 10:27:52

Underworld don Chhota Rajan brought to Delhi from Indonesia

55-year-old Rajan was arrested in Bali upon arrival from Australia on October 25. Rajan was handed over to seven CBI officers on Thursday evening and was flown to India on a special aircraft.
2015-11-05

PM Modi launches gold monetization scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched three gold-related schemes, including a coin engraved with the images of national emblem Ashok Chakra and Mahatma Gandhi on its two sides, to lure tonnes of gold from households into the banking system.
2015-11-05

Kuwait stops issuing visas to Indian helps

Maids and other domestic workers from India, particularly those in Tamil Nadu large numbers of whom seek employment in the Gulf, will not be able to seek employment in Kuwait, which suspended issuing entry visas to Indian domestic workers.
2015-11-04

PM Modi ninth in Forbes' 'most powerful' list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ninth most powerful man in the world, according to Forbes magazine. In the 2015 list released by the magazine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ranked one and German chancellor Angela Merkel is second.
2015-11-04

41 killed in South Sudan plane crash

Several people were killed  when a plane crash-landed shortly after taking off from South Sudan's capital Juba, an AFP reporter said.
2015-11-04

Nestle to start sale of Maggi

Nestle India said Maggi noodles has cleared the tests ordered by the Bombay HC at three accredited laboratories.
2015-11-04

Complainant against RK Pachauri quits Teri

2015-11-04 04:27:38

Union Govt announces Rs 10kcr projects for Nagaland

The Union government today announced Rs 10,000 crore road and bridges development projects for Nagaland besides committing a slew of road projects for the entire northeast India in five year period.
2015-11-03

Uber cab driver sentenced to life imprisonment

A trial court today handed down life imprisonment to the convict Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav. On Dec 5 last year, he was accused of raping a woman in his taxi. Here's how the prosecution of Yadav progressed in the courts.
2015-11-03 10:32:24

Sundar Raman resigns as IPL COO


2015-11-03 06:25:08

Balloons in the sky will give rural India internet access

Google has received the government of India's permission to start testing Project Loon in the country, under which the company will beam internet from balloons in the sky.
2015-11-03

SC to begin hearing how to improve collegium

In its response to improving the Supreme Court collegium, the government is likely to ask the apex court to define the judges selection criteria and record reasons for selection or rejection of a candidate and put them on websites, so it is available in the public domain.
2015-11-02

Switzerland still top tax haven, US jumps to No. 3

Switzerland has retained its top spot in the financial secrecy index (FSI) 2015, unveiled by the Tax Justice Network (TJN.
2015-11-02 19:20:57

MBBS seats denied can't be given said SC

What happens to students if their admission is cancelled by a college even though they were not at fault? They can be awarded compensation, but not granted admission because of lapse of time, said the Supreme Court.
2015-11-01

Sania, Martina clinch WTA Finals doubles title

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis capped off a sensational 2015 season with yet another doubles title. The Indo-Swiss pair brushed aside Spaniards Gabrine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3 to capture the WTA doubles title. The top-seeded pair took a little over an hour to win their ninth title of the year.
2015-11-01

India becomes world's 7th most valued 'nation brand'; US on top

India has moved up one position to become the world's seventh most valued 'nation brand', with an increase of 32 per cent in its brand value to $2.1 billion. The US remains on the top with a valuation of $19.7 billion. The report also said that India's 'Incredible India' slogan has worked well.
2015-11-01

Russian airliner crash: All 224 passengers dead

A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard.
2015-10-31

Source: Times of India News

Latest Abbreviation used:

Task Force (FATF)
Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM)
Bar Council of India (BCI)
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa(BRICS)
One Rank, One Pension(OROP)
Enforcement Directorate(ED)
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) 
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
None Of The Above (NOTA)
Goods-and-Services Tax (GST)
South China Sea (SCS)
Financial Secrecy Index (FSI)
Tax Justice Network (TJN)

Source: The Times of India News

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monthly Current Affairs October 2015

Current Affairs For The Year 2015 And Month Oct

ISIS claims it downed Russian plane, but officials find no evidence of attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for shooting down the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt today, despite authorities maintaining that a technical problem caused the disaster.
2015-10-31 16:11:25

Secular Bangladesh publisher hacked to death

A Bangladesh publisher who worked with atheist writers was hacked to death in the capital Dhaka on Saturday. Earlier during the day, two secular bloggers and the publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists were attacked in Dhaka.
2015-10-31 13:50:24

Considerable fear in minds of minorities: Murthy

No country, the IT veteran said, has ever made steady economic progress unless "there is no distrust, there is no fear, unless the majority community doesn't oppress the minority community, doesn't want the minority community to do what it wants."
2015-10-31 13:35:25

Preserve plural character of India: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday once again called for preserving the multiplicity and pluralistic character of the country and said India has thrived due to its power of assimilation and tolerance.
2015-10-31 13:33:48

Preserve plural character of India: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday once again called for preserving the multiplicity and pluralistic character of the country and said India has thrived due to its power of assimilation and tolerance.
2015-10-31 13:33:48

I deserved a farewell match, says Sehwag

Sehwag asked in a TV show that should not a player who has played 12 to 13 years for his country, deserve a farewell match?
2015-10-31 12:22:06

Sania-Hingis seal year-End No.1 doubles ranking

The duo also received a trophy in acknowledgment of their feat presented by Dubai Duty Free.
2015-10-31 11:05:09

Egypt plane crash: Pilot spoke of technical problems, 100 bodies recovered

An Egyptian aviation official has said that the pilot of the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula had reported technical difficulties before losing contact with air traffic controllers.
2015-10-31 11:00:22

Ex-Akali leader is wild card in UP cabinet

Former Akali Dal member Sardar Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, who was sworn in as cabinet minister in the SP government caused a flutter within the ruling government and outside. Maintaining that it was not unusual, he told TOI he has had a long connection with Uttar Pradesh that goes back to his college days in Meerut, where he said he studied law.
2015-10-31 09:35:06

Rajan delivers inspiring speech on 'tolerance'

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan spoke up for tolerance, debate and encouraged students to "challenge all authority and tradition" at IIT-Delhi's 46th convocation. He told students to "fight" to protect "the tradition of debate in an environment of respect and tolerance" and that, without this, there was no way to "keep the idea factory open."
2015-10-31 09:27:40

Modi says Sardar Patel never promoted his family

The 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is being celebrated across the country, with PM Modi flagging off the 'Run For Unity' at Rajpath. "We can't forget contributions of 'Iron Man' Sardar Patel towards the unity of our country," PM Modi said.
2015-10-31 08:30:26

Modi says Sardar Patel never promoted his family

The 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is being celebrated across the country, with PM Modi flagging off the 'Run For Unity' at Rajpath. "We can't forget contributions of 'Iron Man' Sardar Patel towards the unity of our country," PM Modi said.
2015-10-31 08:30:26

Russian airliner with over 200 on-board crashes in Sinai, Egypt PM says 

Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with a civilian airliner carrying over 200 people shortly after it took off. The plane was mainly carrying Russian tourists.
2015-10-31 08:05:42

Raghuram Rajan delivers an inspiring address today

“As you go out in the world, remember our tradition of debate in an environment of respect and tolerance. By upholding it, by fighting for it, you will be repaying your teachers and this great institution, and your parents who worked so hard to send you here," Raghuram Rajan said.
2015-10-31 07:30:18

12 new faces inducted in Akhilesh Yadav govt

With an eye on the 2017 assembly elections, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday inducted 12 new faces in his council of ministers.
2015-10-31 06:19:40

Lunch with Queen Elizabeth on Modi's UK agenda

Modi is expected to begin his engagement in UK with a meeting at 10 Downing Street with his British counterpart David Cameron on Nov 12 – day one of his visit. He will also be having a lunch with Queen Elizabeth.
2015-10-31 06:10:36

Taking a dig at Cong, PM Modi says Sardar Patel never promoted his family

Invoking Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's work for national integration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said "unity, peace and harmony" was the first condition if India has to move forward and attain new heights of development.
2015-10-31 04:53:44

Explosion at Romanian nightclub claims 27 lives

At least 26 people died and 88 were injured in an explosion and fire in a Bucharest, Romania, nightclub where hundreds of people had gathered late on Friday, government officials said, in one of the capital's worst incidents in decades.
2015-10-30 23:44:16

IS recruiter from Hyd dreams of global caliphate

Afsha Jabeen, the first woman Islamic State (IS) recruiter to be held in India, had deeply imbibed the terror outfit’s religious extremism, fervently believing that a global caliphate would be established some day and that beheading of Iraqi Shia soldiers had sanction under Islamic law.
2015-10-30 21:00:26

RSS hits back: 'We're not a punching bag'

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday slammed writers, filmmakers, scientists and historians who returned their various government awards to protest against “rising intolerance”, saying they were driven by “their own political agenda” and could not use RSS as a “punching bag”.
2015-10-30 20:45:42

Nobel laureate: Intolerance dividing our society

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi feels there is dialogue deficit between the government and some sections of the society. I wish the government soon breaks the monologue and starts dialogue with an open mind, he said.
2015-10-30 13:49:26

Modi may lose India with divisive language: Nitish

Attacked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the quota isue, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday hit back accusing Modi of brazenly using "divisive language" and warned he may "lose" India in his "desperation" to win the "losing battle of Bihar".
2015-10-30 12:41:56

Uddhav calls BJP 'arrogant', threatens to withdraw support from Maha govt

At a rally in Kalyan, Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde offered to quit from the state cabinet. However, the move was rejected by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
2015-10-30 12:24:11

Can jokes on sardars be banned? SC to decide

Jokes on sardars have always cause much amusement, but now the Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether they are derogatory and racial and if they need to be banned. A PIL in this regard was filed by a woman lawyer.
2015-10-30 11:31:52

Can jokes on sardars be banned? SC to decide

Jokes on sardars have always cause much amusement, but now the Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether they are derogatory and racial and if they need to be banned. A PIL in this regard was filed by a woman lawyer.
2015-10-30 11:31:52

Can jokes on sardars be banned? SC to decide

Jokes on sardars have always cause much amusement, but now the Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether they are derogatory and racial and if they need to be banned. A PIL in this regard was filed by a woman lawyer.
2015-10-30 11:31:52

Scary moments as plane bursts into flames

An engine on a passenger jet bound for Caracas, Venezuela, burst into flames while taxiing for take-off at a Florida airport on Thursday, forcing frightened passengers to exit the plane using inflatable emergency slides.
2015-10-30 11:07:57

'2015 IPL contributed Rs 11.5 bn to India's GDP'

The 2015 Indian Premier League contributed Rs 11.5 billion ($182 million) to India's Gross Domestic Product, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said.
2015-10-30 08:51:38

BCCI says 2015 IPL contributed Rs 11.5 billion to India's GDP

The key benefits and opportunities that arose from IPL were employment generation across sectors, tourism development and support of tier two cities.
2015-10-30 08:51:38

Setback for AAP govt on CAG audit of discoms

In a setback for the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi high court on Friday allowed the pleas of three city discoms challenging the government's decision to have their accounts audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
2015-10-30 08:02:17

Setback for AAP govt on CAG audit of discoms

In a setback for the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi High Court on Friday quashed its decision to get the accounts of three private power distribution companies audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
2015-10-30 08:02:17

If I am a 'bahari', what about Sonia Gandhi: Modi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that voters will punish those who have looted Bihar and asked the people to vote for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the ongoing assembly elections to root out corruption from the state.
2015-10-30 07:48:39

If I am a 'bahari', what about Sonia: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that voters will punish those who have looted Bihar and asked the people to vote for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the ongoing assembly elections to root out corruption from the state.
2015-10-30 07:48:39

Death penalty for rapist-murderer of Mumbai techie Esther Anuhya

A Mumbai court awarded the death penalty to the rapist-murderer of techie Esther Anuhya. The software engineer was raped and murdered by Chandraban Sanap in January 2014. On Tuesday, special judge Vrushali Joshi had pronounced Sanap guilty.
2015-10-30 07:26:57

Death penalty for rapist-murderer of Mumbai techie Esther Anuhya

A Mumbai court pronounced the death penalty for the rapist-murderer of techie Esther Anuhya. The software engineer was raped and murdered by Chandraban Sanap in January 2014. On Tuesday, special judge Vrushali Joshi had pronounced Sanap guilty.
2015-10-30 07:26:57

Draft aviation policy for cheaper air travel

The centre has unveiled a draft civil aviation policy which dwells on upgrade of airports, better regional connectivity, easing of norms for flying abroad, further liberalisation in open skies regime, chopper services, attracting investments in the maintenance sector, ground handling and security.
2015-10-30 06:09:35

Stop 'illegal' buffalo slaying rite: MoD to army

Sources said instructions were sent earlier this month to ensure that buffalo sacrifice did not take place at Gurkha units across the country on Dussehra.
2015-10-30 02:40:33

Once every month, PM Modi steps in to slash red tape and move along projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally taking on India's notorious red tape to clear tens of billions of dollars worth of stalled public projects, hoping that his hands-on intervention can bend a vast, dysfunctional bureaucracy.
2015-10-30 02:18:45

Haryana sacks editor for positive story on beef

A day after TOI reported about an article in a monthly magazine of Haryana education department which said that beef is one of the best dietary sources of iron, the Manohar Lal Khattar government on Thursday sacked the editor of the magazine.
2015-10-29 23:40:00

Now, 50 top historians protest 'intolerance'

More than 50 historians from across India, including eminent names like Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, B D Chattopadhyaya, Upinder Singh, M G S Narayanan and D N Jha, have issued a statement expressing concern about the “highly vitiated atmosphere prevailing in the country, characterized by various forms of intolerance”.
2015-10-29 19:56:24

MoD clears projects worth over Rs 12,000cr

In terms of cost, the largest proposal to be cleared by the Manohar Parrikar-chaired defence acquisitions council (DAC) was the Rs 4,250 crore one to upgrade the Ilyushin fleet with new engines and avionicsto extend their service life by another 20 years.
2015-10-29 14:43:00

If BJP loses in Bihar, crackers will go off in Pakistan, Amit Shah says

Urging people in Bihar to prevent the return of jungle raj, BJP chief Amit Shah said if Nitish Kumar and Lalu are voted to power, criminal-turned-politicians like Mohammad Shahabuddin would benefit the most.
2015-10-29 14:30:43

Pak will celebrate if BJP loses in Bihar: Amit Shah

Urging people in Bihar to prevent the return of jungle raj, BJP chief Amit Shah said if Nitish Kumar and Lalu are voted to power, criminal-turned-politicians like Mohammad Shahabuddin would benefit the most.
2015-10-29 14:30:43

I will not return my national award: Vidya Balan

Bollywood star Vidya Balan today said she will not give back her national award as it was an honour bestowed on her by the country and not the government.
2015-10-29 13:20:09

Those returning awards are rabid anti-BJP elements, Arun Jaitley says

Stating that space of the Left has reduced, the finance minister claimed that those returning awards were in a way electioneering against the BJP in Bihar polls. He rejected the charge that an atmosphere of intolerance was prevailing in the country.
2015-10-29 12:38:36

Woman in short dress not allowed on IndiGo flight

The woman, a former employee of Indigo, was wearing a frock that ended above her knee. Her brother is currently an Indigo employee and she was travelling on an air ticket provided by the airline for free to its staff and their kin.
2015-10-29 11:51:00

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks 8 ministers

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday sacked eight ministers from his cabinet. The Samajwadi Party feels that by giving Team Akhilesh the command before the 2017 assembly elections, it could sent a strong message that he is firmly in saddle.
2015-10-29 09:30:39

Tendulkar didn't do justice to his talent: Kapil

Kapil Dev says Sachin Tendulkar "did not know how to make double hundreds, triple hundreds and 400 though he had the ability" to scale such peaks.
2015-10-29 08:42:38

Actor Anupam Kher reacts to #AwardWapsi

Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan and eight other filmmakers have announced that they are returning their awards, condemning the murders of rationalists like MM Kalburgi and recent killings related to rumours of beef-eating and cow slaughter.
2015-10-29 08:30:30

UK uses Terrorism Act to seize scribe's laptop

Secunder Kermani joined the show early last year and has produced a series of reports on British-born jihadis. Young Newsnight journalist has built a reputation for making contact with Western-born ISIS fighters.
2015-10-29 07:29:47

PM Modi announces $10 billion credit for Africa

"This is a world of free nations and awakened aspirations. Our institutions cannot be representative of our world, if they do not give voice to Africa, with more than a quarter of UN members, or the world's largest democracy with one-sixth of humanity," PM Modi said.
2015-10-29 06:59:16

PM Modi announces $10 billion credit for Africa

"This is a world of free nations and awakened aspirations. Our institutions cannot be representative of our world, if they do not give voice to Africa, with more than a quarter of UN members, or the world's largest democracy with one-sixth of humanity," PM Modi said.
2015-10-29 06:59:16

Are high prices hurting sales of new iPhones in India?

2015-10-29 04:27:06

Are high prices hurting sales of new iPhones?  

Apple has acknowledged that the higher pricing of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in India and some other markets due to foreign exchange fluctuations has had an impact on their sales, but said it's investing for long term in the country.
2015-10-29 04:27:06

How 4 US lawyers paved the way to kill Bin Laden

Weeks before Barack Obama ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011, four administration lawyers hammered out rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles — and made it all but inevitable that Navy SEALs would kill the Qaida leader, not capture him.
2015-10-29 03:27:08

Live: This century is ours, PM Modi says at India-Africa summit

The elite club, which has been around since 1871, did not give a reason why it had refused to host Raghavan on October 26. Sources say that it could be retaliation to the Ghulam Ali, Abdul Basit snubs in India.
2015-10-29 03:24:36

India’s wealth rose 211% in last 15 years

India has seen a whopping 211% increase in its wealth over the last 15 years — much higher than the US, UK, Japan, France, Germany or Brazil. Only four other countries — Indonesia, China, Russia and Australia — have done better than India.
2015-10-29 00:15:39

Bihar elections: Saffron hopes surge. Here's why

The third phase turnout in Bihar surpassed the polling numbers five years ago amid signs of growing confidence in the BJP that it has acquired a lead on the secular “alliance”.
2015-10-28 23:18:28

Bihar elections: Saffron hopes surge. Here's why

The third phase turnout in Bihar surpassed the polling numbers five years ago amid signs of growing confidence in the BJP that it has acquired a lead on the secular “alliance”.
2015-10-28 23:18:28

A Pakistan club refuses to host Indian high commissioner invited for an event

The elite club, which has been around since 1871, did not give a reason why it had refused to host Raghavan on October 26. Sources say that it could be retaliation to the Ghulam Ali, Abdul Basit snubs in India.
2015-10-28 23:04:29

Prince Harry meets Obama, proposes warrior games

Britain's Prince Harry made an Oval Office confession to President Barack Obama. The prince, in town to promote the Invictus Games for wounded service members, told Obama that he'd had "huge amounts of fun'' stealing the idea for the international competition from the U.S.-based Warrior Games.
2015-10-28 23:01:13

Muslim law has to evolve with the times: SC

With Muslim women at a disadvantage under the Muslim Personal Law with no safeguard against arbitrary divorce and polygamy, the Supreme Court has now decided to examine the validity of such practices saying that it amounts to violation of women’s fundamental rights.
2015-10-28 22:00:58

SC to see if Muslim divorce, polygamy valid

With Muslim women at a disadvantage under the Muslim Personal Law with no safeguard against arbitrary divorce and polygamy, the Supreme Court has now decided to examine the validity of such practices saying that it amounts to violation of women’s fundamental rights.
2015-10-28 22:00:58

SC to see if Muslim divorce, polygamy valid

With Muslim women at a disadvantage under the Muslim Personal Law with no safeguard against arbitrary divorce and polygamy, the Supreme Court has now decided to examine the validity of such practices saying that it amounts to violation of women’s fundamental rights.
2015-10-28 22:00:58

Protest spirals: Top scientist Bhargava to return Padma Bhushan

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) founder-director P M Bhargava on Wednesday became the first Indian scientist to join the bandwagon of writers and filmmakers returning their awards when he told TOI that he will return his Padma Bhushan to protest against “the government’s attack on rationalism, reasoning and science”.
2015-10-28 21:03:53

Indrani Mukerjea again admitted to hospital

Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was again admitted to the government-run JJ Hospital on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the prison authorities informed a magistrate's court here that Indrani was suspected to have dengue.
2015-10-28 17:07:07

For a change, he spoke the truth: India on Pervez Musharraf's terror admission

Pervez Musharraf's admission that Pakistan supported and trained terror groups like LeT in 1990s for fanning militancy in Kashmir has evoked strong reactions in India.
2015-10-28 16:43:33

'It takes 29 days to start new business in India'

Marking a significant improvement, India has been ranked at the 130th position among 189 economies in the World Bank's 'Doing Business 2016' report. The country's ranking has jumped from 142nd spot last year, which was later revised to 134 after data corrections.
2015-10-28 15:04:26

Sachin stopped me from retiring in 2007: Sehwag

Sehwag finally retired on his 37th birthday on October 20, more than two-and-a-half years after his last appearance for the national cricket team.
2015-10-28 14:23:38

China vs US: What are they fighting over?

War of rhetoric between China and the US reaches new levels after an American guided missile destroyer sails past the Subi Reef - a 5.7-km strip of sand that isn't even above sea level during low tide.
2015-10-28 13:53:09

China 'not afraid of war' with US — but what are the 2 nations fighting over?

War of rhetoric between China and the US reaches new levels after an American guided missile destroyer sails past the Subi Reef - a 5.7-km strip of sand that isn't even above sea level during low tide.
2015-10-28 13:53:09

Man who set off Kerala House beef row arrested

On Monday, Vishnu Gupta had complained to police that beef - by which he meant cow meat - was being served at Kerala House, following which the police 'raided' the premises. The action came in for widespread criticism.
2015-10-28 13:51:04

Now, filmmakers protest 'rising intolerance', return national awards

Dibakar Banerjee and other filmmakers extended support to the protesting FTII students. They said "intolerance has been on the rise in several forms".
2015-10-28 13:18:25

10 filmmakers return national awards

Dibakar Banerjee and other filmmakers extended support to the protesting FTII students. They said "intolerance has been on the rise in several forms".
2015-10-28 13:18:25

Despite remark, Mahesh Sharma gets Kalam home

A first-time MP and a minister of state rank though with independent charge, Sharma has been given a new address: 10 Rajaji Marg, which is a 1,094 sq m (11,776 sq ft) built-up bungalow on a sprawling 7,367 sq m land.
2015-10-28 11:45:10

Buffalo meat at Kerala House 'sold out' in 45mins

An English menu board placed at the counter of Kerala House today announced the return of 'Meat fry' and 'Meat curry' at the restaurant. In a bid to clear the controversy, 'buffalo' was mentioned in brackets. The dishes were 'sold out' within 45 minutes.
2015-10-28 11:34:46

Live: PM holds meeting with African leaders

A police "raid" on Kerala House in Delhi to check if it served beef triggered a storm on Tuesday, with the chief ministers of Kerala, Delhi and West Bengal as well as Left leaders condemning the "intolerance" and demanding action against Delhi Police, which reports to the central government.
2015-10-28 04:40:27

Vicky Malhotra may head Rajan empire, officials fear new gang wars in Mumbai

Vicky Malhotra has been with underworld don Chhota Rajan for the last two decades. Malhotra was last arrested from outside Ashoka Hotel in Delhi in 2005 but jumped bail in 2010. Rajan was arrested in Bali.
2015-10-28 04:04:01

Live: Lalu, Nitish, Sushil Modi cast their vote

India continued its aggressive push for its UNSC reform agenda at the India Africa Forum Summit, with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's declaration that India and Africa can no longer be excluded from their “rightful'' permanent membership of the UN security council.
2015-10-28 01:21:08

3 IIT-Delhi deans threaten to quit

Three out of six deans at the IIT threatened to resign protesting against the ministry's "interference" in academic matters. Earlier, the Prime Minister's Office had transferred Rajeev Tangri's petition to the HRD ministry for suitable action.
2015-10-27 23:00:14

India, African continent must be in UNSC: Swaraj

2015-10-27 21:35:25

Now, artists, scientists decry spread of ‘hate’

The protest begun by writers has spread to other sections of the intelligentsia, with artists and scientists, in separate petitions on Tuesday, speaking out against what they described as a systematic spread of intolerance.
2015-10-27 19:41:51

Govt looks to bolster case against Dawood, with Chhota Rajan’s help

With Chhota Rajan in its net, India is looking to strengthen its case against Pakistan-based Dawood Ibrahim, the main accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts and mastermind of a string of terrorist operations since then that have made him a major security threat.
2015-10-27 19:16:40

Africa summit: Brace for chaos in Delhi today

Start your day at least an hour in advance for the next two days as traffic police has planned major diversions to allow VIP movement duirng the India-Africa Summit.
2015-10-27 19:00:48

Storm after raid on Kerala House over ‘beef fry’

A police "raid" on Kerala House in Delhi to check if it served beef triggered a storm on Tuesday, with the chief ministers of Kerala, Delhi and West Bengal as well as Left leaders condemning the "intolerance" and demanding action against Delhi Police, which reports to the central government.
2015-10-27 17:12:26

'Beef fry' to be back on Delhi's Kerala House menu from tomorrow

Kerala CM sought the intervention of the PM. The state guesthouse had earlier temporarily taken buffalo meat off the canteen menu, but dismissed allegations that beef curry was served at its premises, saying that only buffalo meat was offered.
2015-10-27 12:53:45

Arun Shourie no longer party member, BJP says

Arun Shourie, who had launched a stinging attack on the Modi government, is no longer a member of the BJP, the party said. Shourie had said the Centre believes that managing economy means "managing the headlines" and that people had started recalling the days of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
2015-10-27 12:43:54

Mark Zuckerberg visits ‘stunning’ Taj Mahal

In his post on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg wrote, “It (Taj Mahal) is even more stunning than I expected. It's incredible what people can build -- and what love can motivate us to build.” He is in India to host a townhall at IIT-Delhi on October 28.
2015-10-27 11:42:14

Bihar anti-BJP alliance like the '3 Idiots': Modi

Asserting that leaders of the the anti-BJP grand alliance have "panicked over impending defeat", Modi accused them of taking to "lies, cheating and betrayal" and repeatedly attacked Nitish over his meeting with a tantrik (occultist).
2015-10-27 10:48:30

'Angry' Beijing warns, follows US warship in disputed South China Sea  

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it warned and followed the American vessel.
2015-10-27 09:42:16

Assault case: Amit Mishra arrested, gets bail

Minutes after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman, Indian cricketer Amit Mishra has been granted bail from Bangalore Police.
2015-10-27 08:41:08

Manjrekar hits out at Shastri over pitch fiasco

Manjrekar, who has played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs for India during a career spanning nine years, took to social media and expressed his disappointment towards Shastri.
2015-10-27 06:54:36

US warship patrols near islands built by China

The patrols represent the most serious US challenge yet to 12-nautical-mile territorial limits China claims around the islands and are certain to anger Beijing, which said last month it would "never allow any country" to violate its territorial waters and airspace in the Spratlys.
2015-10-27 02:41:18

US warship patrols near islands built by China

The US Navy has said that it has sent a guided-missile destroyer within 12 nautical miles of the artificial islands built by China in the disputed South China Sea. A US defence official has said this is the first of a series of challenges to China's claims in one of the world's busiest sea lanes.
2015-10-27 02:41:18

China summons US envoy over warship patrol row

China's deputy foreign minister Zhang Yesui summoned US ambassador Max Baucus to protest against a US naval patrol close to China's man-made islands in the South China Sea, Chinese state television said.
2015-10-27 01:08:23

Intel on ISIS, Boko threat to India-Africa summit; security tightened

The security cover for African dignitaries visiting New Delhi for the India Africa Forum Summit has been increased after intelligence reports that Islamic State or Boko Haram could try to disrupt the meet.
2015-10-27 00:19:29

Chhota Shakeel claims credit for Rajan's arrest

Chhota Rajan’s arch rival Shakeel Shaikh alias Chhota Shakeel claimed credit for his arrest in Indonesia.
2015-10-26 23:46:34

We'll rein in criminals if we win, says Rajnath

Union home minister Rajnath Singh has said that not a single charge of corruption has been levelled against the BJP-led NDA government headed by PM Narendra Modi during the last 17 months, whereas during the UPA rule there were corruption cases galore.
2015-10-26 23:44:30

RAW, IB used 'patriotic' don against Dawood

While arrested gangster Chhota Rajan will be crucial to cracking cases such as the murder of journalist J Dey and other criminal or terrorism cases registered against him and others in Mumbai, there is little hope that he will have any new piece of information to share with Indian agencies.
2015-10-26 23:38:45

Underworld don Chhota Rajan arrested in Bali on India's request, confirms CBI

Union home minister Rajnath Singh thanked the Interpol and the Indonesian government for Rajan's arrest.
2015-10-26 11:04:03

17 killed in Pak after quake strikes Afghanistan

Geeta, the 23-year-old Indian woman living in Pakistan after accidentally crossing the border over a decade ago, has arrived in Delhi. She was just 7 or 8 when she was found on the Samjhauta Express at Lahore railway station. It had taken years to identify her, as she is deaf and mute.
2015-10-26 09:28:08

Bihar phase III: Who's campaigning where today

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the government will issue a long awaited notification to clarify the modalities of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme after Bihar assembly elections.
2015-10-26 07:08:01

Pak uses terror proxies against India: CIA email

2015-10-26 06:22:58

Pak uses terror proxies against India: CIA email

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the government will issue a long-awaited notification that will clarify the specifications of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme after the Bihar assembly elections. The notification is likely to be issued before Diwali.
2015-10-26 06:22:58

Notification on OROP after Bihar polls: Parrikar 

2015-10-26 05:29:34

Notification on OROP after Bihar polls: Parrikar 

2015-10-26 05:29:34

Geeta, who crossed to Pak by mistake, finally back after over 10 years

Geeta, the Indian woman living in Pakistan after accidentally crossing the border over a decade ago, has arrived Delhi airport on Monday.
2015-10-26 05:10:15

Geeta, who crossed to Pak by mistake, finally back after over 10 years

Geeta, the Indian woman living in Pakistan after accidentally crossing the border over a decade ago, has arrived Delhi airport on Monday.
2015-10-26 05:10:15

Live: PM Modi addresses rally in Bihar's Buxar

The documents, released by Wikileaks and deemed classified by the CIA, contained reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan, and also ideas for US policy towards Iran. CIA director John Brennan had written strategy paper that Pakistan uses the Taliban to counter India in Afghanistan in 2008.
2015-10-26 04:03:36

Our ODI team does not look settled: Dhoni

MS Dhoni refused to pin the blame on any individual but felt the team could have done better by holding on to the catches.
2015-10-26 03:03:08

India–Africa Summit: Modi to discuss terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness in the country hosting the India-Africa Forum Summit 2015, saying it is a reflection of a desire to engage more intensively for a better future. The summit starts today.
2015-10-26 01:54:14

Don't tell lies, RJD-JD(U) tells Modi

Chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday reminded Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi of the promises he had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and asked the latter not to mislead “innocent” Biharis by telling more lies.
2015-10-26 00:07:18

Rs 5 anti-diabetes herbal drug launched in India

A scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named ‘BGR-34’, was launched by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday.
2015-10-25 20:28:39

Diversity, unity are India’s progress mantra: PM

In the backdrop of communal tensions over the lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon citizens to respect and celebrate India’s diversity and said “peace, harmony and unity” were the key to progress.
2015-10-25 19:47:10

Courts will be tough against hate crimes, says Chief Justice of India HL Dattu

At a time when the country is witnessing a spurt in hate crimes, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has said the courts will take a stern view against those who are charge-sheeted by the state police for allegedly indulging in such crimes.
2015-10-25 19:09:47

Child rapists must be castrated: Madras HC

The court observed that between 2008 and 2014, crimes against children had increased by 400%.
2015-10-25 18:30:00

Nitish, Lalu regressive, practise black magic: PM

In what is being seen in political circles as a final assault, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed as many as four rallies in poll-bound Bihar on Sunday, painting chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad as politicians who have "regressive agenda".
2015-10-25 16:27:45

Ganguly's name came up in Gambhir-Tiwary spat

Tiwary said the Delhi players accused him of wasting time that triggered his altercation with Gambhir but he denied that.
2015-10-25 13:06:05

British enlisted Indian kids during WW-I: Book

Britain's World War-I army included Indian children as young as 10-years-old fighting against the Germans on the western front, according to a new book on the role of Indian soldiers in the Great War.
2015-10-25 12:28:41

British enlisted Indian kids during WW-I: Book

Britain's World War-I army included Indian children as young as 10-years-old fighting against the Germans on the western front, according to a new book on the role of Indian soldiers in the Great War.
2015-10-25 12:28:41

British enlisted Indian kids during WW I: Book

Britain's World War-I army included Indian children as young as 10-years-old fighting against the Germans on the western front, according to a new book on the role of Indian soldiers in the Great War.
2015-10-25 12:28:41

Lalu, Nitish having 'regressive agenda', PM says

Taking on rivals Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad on their home turfs, PM Narendra Modi painted them as leaders with regressive agenda with "18th century mindset", attacking the Bihar CM over the "tantrik" controversy and said the RJD chief was leading "Rashtriya Jadu Tona" party.
2015-10-25 11:59:39

PM Modi warns people against 'regressive agenda' of Lalu, Nitish

Taking on rivals Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad on their home turfs, PM Narendra Modi painted them as leaders with regressive agenda with "18th century mindset", attacking the Bihar CM over the "tantrik" controversy and said the RJD chief was leading "Rashtriya Jadu Tona" party.
2015-10-25 11:59:39

South Africa crush India by 214 runs to claim first ever ODI series win 

South Africa equalled the third highest ODI team score posting 438/4 with De Kock Du Plessis and De Villiers scoring centuries.
2015-10-25 11:58:47

Ex-UK PM Tony Blair sorry for Iraq war 'mistakes', says it gave rise to ISIS

In a TV interview with CNN, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was sorry that the intelligence behind the decision to attack Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003 was wrong, and admitted there had been mistakes in the planning of the operation.
2015-10-25 09:58:44

Fake Updates: India vs South Africa, 5th ODI

This is a satire post which is intended to tickle your funny-bone.
2015-10-25 07:40:46

Live: Carnage in Mumbai as South Africa post 438

The two teams are locked at 2-2 with the decider to be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium where South Africa are yet to beat India.
2015-10-25 06:28:01

Bihar polls: PM Modi says 'phenomenal enthusiasm for NDA' ahead of third phase

"Bihar is all set for change. Phenomenal enthusiasm for NDA. Will address rallies in Marhaura, Hajipur, Nalanda and Sona," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
2015-10-25 04:14:08

5th ODI: India, SA set for Wankhede special

Armchair activism isn’t a bad word any more. In fact, there’s nothing beyond its scope if people decide to sit on a chair and raise their virtual voice.
2015-10-25 02:57:50

Peace call goes viral between India, Pak

2015-10-24 23:55:19

Ignoring India despite Modi's visit, Tesla Motors goes to China

This wasn't how it was meant to turn out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the ritzy Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla hasn't exactly ignited the company's interest in India.
2015-10-24 22:24:45

Emission cut: India promising more than rich bloc

If you add up all the promises of carbon emission cuts made by different countries, the total is still not big enough to prevent global temperatures from crossing the red line of 2°C rise by the end of this century, according to two different analyses by scientists.
2015-10-24 19:31:52

'Virender Sehwag was like butter chicken'

Hosts hold momentum in high-voltage decider
2015-10-24 18:31:49

Fadnavis under fire for funding troupe's tour

After TOI on Saturday reported how Rs 8 lakh had been transferred from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to send a dance troupe to Bangkok, the state government hastened to clarify that the amount given had not been set aside for drought relief.
2015-10-24 17:36:54

Big relief to thousands of Indian nurses as UK relaxes immigration rules

The British government has included nursing as a profession in "shortage occupation list". This means thousands of Indian nurses would not be thrown out of UK.
2015-10-24 17:02:46

Bihar polls: Jaitley downplays VK's ‘dog’ remark

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday claimed that the BJP would gain majority on its own in the 243-member Bihar assembly and form the next government.
2015-10-24 16:48:24

BJP to nail Nitish in polls with tantrik video

A video showing Bihar CM Nitish Kumar being hugged by a tantrik who also says ‘Lalu murdabad’ has not only gone viral but also given a potent weapon to the BJP-led NDA four days before the third phase of assembly election on October 28. The video is in stark contrast to Nitish’s image of a modern, forward-thinking engineer-turned-politician.
2015-10-24 16:40:35

Ops with Russia achieving ‘big results’: Syria

Joint operations between Syrian and Russian forces are achieving "big results", Syria's parliament chief told a visiting Russian parliamentary delegation.
2015-10-24 16:12:53

Russia planned to 'drop nuclear bomb on London'

A possible Russian plot to drop nuclear bombs on London during the Cold War has been revealed.
2015-10-24 15:42:01

75k tonnes of pulses seized from hoarders so far

Dal prices have risen across the country due to a shortfall in domestic output by 2 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year on account of deficient and unseasonal rains.
2015-10-24 13:54:21

ISIS owns bombing of Shias in Bangladesh

ISIS has claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shias in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh's interior minister said that no militants were involved and the blasts were not linked to an attack that killed 16 people at a Shia procession in Pakistan hours earlier.
2015-10-24 12:10:19

Contempt case agaist Sharif for his UN speech

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a contempt case for failing to deliver his speech in Urdu at the UN General Assembly in violation of a verdict by the country's Supreme Court. The court said that leaders and officials should use Urdu instead of English in speeches and formal communications.
2015-10-24 11:39:00

What is happening in India now is sad: Gulzar

Expressing disappointment at the current state of communal discord in the nation, critically acclaimed filmmaker and poet Gulzar on Saturday said the atmosphere of "uncertainty and fear" had never been seen in the country before.
2015-10-24 11:30:26

Gambhir, Tiwary nearly exchange blows at Kotla

There were ugly scenes at Feroz Shah Kotla ground as rival captains Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary nearly came to exchanging blows during the Ranji Trophy match.
2015-10-24 11:10:35

In landmark move, govt approves induction of women fighter pilots in IAF

The ministry of defence today approved the induction of women into the fighter (Combat) stream of Indian Air Force.
2015-10-24 09:11:58

10-storey building ready in Mumbai in 45 days

Transformation of the ground-plus-one bldg started with MHADA giving its owner the go-ahead to carry out 'minor repairs' only.
2015-10-24 07:20:11

Remark dogs VK, SC/ST panel asks UP to file case

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has said minister of state V K Singh’s “dog analogy” while referring to the murder of two Dalit children in Haryana were an offence under the Prevention of Atrocities Act and the Indian Penal Code and issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh police chief asking whether a case is made out against the minister.
2015-10-23 23:26:18

Amid farm crisis, Fadnavis funds Thai dance trip

The profound and morose farm crisis in Maharashtra and the plague of drought that has led to the wretched state of farmers may not have caught the fancy of the chief minister. But a dancing competition in Bangkok, Thailand, had the head of the state open his purse to fund the trip.
2015-10-23 21:42:22

Job-for-bribe scam in Antarctic study centre

In probably one of the biggest recruitment scandals involving a central scientific institution, CBI has launched a corruption probe into alleged irregular appointments at the prestigious National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research between 2002 and 2013 and named the centre’s founding director P C Pandey as an accused.
2015-10-23 21:09:45

VK Singh new problem for PM in poll-bound Bihar

The row over Union minister General V K Singh's controversial remark on the killing of two dalit kids at a village in Haryana refuses to die down with Jitan Ram Manjhi, chief of Hindustani Awam Morcha, BJP's ally in Bihar, on Friday urging Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi to initiate action against him.
2015-10-23 20:19:02

After 8 years at CSK, Dhoni set to join new IPL team

If there is one cricketer who has been virtually synonymous with an IPL franchise, it is M S Dhoni.
2015-10-23 20:07:24

In US, Sharif talks about 'India's arms build-up'

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday Pakistan would be forced to take countermeasures to preserve a credible deterrence given a major arms build-up by neighboring India and its refusal of dialogue.
2015-10-23 15:56:03

Nawaz Sharif heckled during speech in US

As Sharif began delivering his address at the US Institute of Peace, a prominent independent think-tank here, a protester raised slogans including "Free Balochistan" besides calling him a "friend of (Osama) Bin Laden".
2015-10-23 15:08:04

Pulses seized from hoarders cross 50,000 tonnes

Authorities seized over 15,000 tonnes of dal on Friday alone, taking the total seizures to over 50,000 tonnes. Finance minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with dal importers, who offered to supply 1 lakh kg of dal at Rs 135 per kg.
2015-10-23 15:06:28

Pak PM's promise of taking action against us aimed at pleasing India: Lashkar

PM Sharif promised action against all terrorist networks, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, in a joint statement issued after his talks with Obama at the White House.
2015-10-23 14:37:21

Take 'stringent' action against VK Singh: Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi, a prominent dalit leader of Bihar, wants stringent action against Union minister VK Singh, for his 'dog' remarks in relation to the torching of a dalit family in Faridabad, so that no other leader dares to make such a statement against dalits.
2015-10-23 12:52:18

Dalit writer assaulted for ‘anti-Hindu’ writings

Huchangi Prasad, a 23-year-old dalit student and author of a book "Odala Kichchu" which speaks against the caste system, alleged that he was assaulted and threatened that his fingers would be cut for writing against Hinduism.
2015-10-23 12:14:47

MS Dhoni criticized for meeting Srinivasan

India's ODI skipper MS Dhoni took time off to meet former BCCI president N Srinivasan at his residence, a move which invited criticism from some quarters.
2015-10-23 11:16:37

We hope they deliver: India on Pak PM Sharif's anti-terror promise to US

The external affairs ministry said it was open to NSA-level talks as decided in Ufa.
2015-10-23 10:27:05

TOI explains what sparked unrest in Punjab

2015-10-23 07:14:53

Rajnath pulls up VK Singh, Rijiju for comments

The home minister asserted that one could not escape by saying that they had been misquoted and needed to ensure that what they were saying was accurate.
2015-10-23 06:15:16

Writers protest ahead of Sahitya Akademi meeting

Writers, who have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards, today marched in protest in Delhi ahead of the cultural body's meeting to discuss the returning of awards. The meeting is keenly awaited as several writers have said they will decide their future action on its basis.
2015-10-23 05:04:09

Sanjay Dutt buys UAE-based cricket franchise

Sanjay Dutt, serving time until next year for his alleged role in the 1993 Bombay blasts, has bought a franchise in UAE-based Masters Champions League.
2015-10-23 04:10:08

Anti-BJP front likely after Bihar polls: Nitish

The Bihar chief minister also accused BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of attempting to ferment communal disturbances in Bihar since 2013.
2015-10-23 04:05:33

Sharif to US: Pak will act against LeT, Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan on Thursday committed to take "effective action against United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates, as per its international commitments .
2015-10-22 22:05:21

As India suspected, Chinese man may have paid UN officer to stall UNSC reform

The arrest of former president of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, on charges of bribery by the Chinese has vindicated India's suspicion that key top level officials in the UN system were being paid off to delay or scuttle the Security Council reform process, among other things.
2015-10-22 20:18:18

Talk about inflation, not beef: Sena chief Uddhav taunts BJP at Dussehra rally

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray went to the extent of justifying the ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.
2015-10-22 14:36:47

BJP backs VK Singh as oppn demands his ouster

Two days after two dalit children were burnt alive in a Haryana village, a 14 year-old boy was allegedly killed by cops hours after he was questioned for theft of pigeons in Sonipat’s Gohana police station on Wednesday.
2015-10-22 13:07:32

Another dalit killed in Haryana, cops booked

2015-10-22 13:03:48

Fake updates: India vs South Africa, 4th ODI

The opposition is demanding that Union minister VK Singh be removed from the Cabinet over his 'dog' remarks in connection to the attack on Dalits in Faridabad, in which two children were killed. His party, the BJP, however, is standing by Singh.
2015-10-22 07:38:17

4th ODI live: Bhuvi gets rid of De Villiers

India are 1-2 down in the five-match rubber and need to win today's fourth ODI in Chennai to be in with a chance of upstaging the rampaging Proteas.
2015-10-22 06:54:41

Govt raids recover 36K tonnes dal from hoarders

With dal prices touching a record Rs 210 per kg, the government on Wednesday went into a fire fighting mode, raiding hoarders to recover about 36,000 tonnes of pulses, which along with the imports will be pushed into the market to cool prices.
2015-10-21 17:19:58

Govt raids recover 36K tonnes dal from hoarders

With dal prices touching a record Rs 210 per kg, the government on Wednesday went into a fire fighting mode, raiding hoarders to recover about 36,000 tonnes of pulses, which along with the imports will be pushed into the market to cool prices.
2015-10-21 17:19:58

Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016

Vice-president Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said on Wednesday. Biden's decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates and bolsters Hillary Rodham Clinton's standing as the front-runner.
2015-10-21 17:13:38

Delhi cops acting like professional criminals: AAP

Anguished over the death of a man who died under mysterious circumstances after trying to intervene in a road-side scuffle between a couple and the police, Delhi HC said custodial torture is a "naked violation of human dignity"
2015-10-21 15:42:51

CBI questions Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was examined by CBI in connection with a case related to alleged irregularities in awarding of the contract for the construction of ESI Hospitals when he was Union labour minister in 2006.
2015-10-21 15:15:56

'North Indians enjoy breaking rules': Minister Rijiju agrees with ex-Delhi LG

The junior home minister also backed the police, saying they cannot be blamed for everything that goes wrong.
2015-10-21 13:26:53

Burning of dalits: Why is it a photo-op? I will visit again, Rahul says

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visits the village in Haryana where a Dalit family was burnt alive, says he will stand with those who are the victims of intolerance. Rahul lost his cool when a reporter asked him if the visit was a photo opportunity.
2015-10-21 08:01:50

IT cos mull mid-week break to cut stress level

The IT workforce in the city has always gone by the weekend concept of the West, with a five­-day work week, where Saturday and Sunday are holidays.
2015-10-21 07:31:29

Burning of dalits: Villagers block Faridabad highway; Rahul meets victims' kin

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the Sunped village in Haryana and met kin of a dalit family which was set on fire on Wednesday.
2015-10-21 07:01:27

War on ISIS: Assad visits Moscow, thanks Putin

Bashar al-Assad visits Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, thanks him for 'standing up for the unity of Syria'. Putin said positive developments on the military front in Syria would provide a basis for a long-term political solution.
2015-10-21 06:47:22

Big B asks UP to give award ‘pensions’ to poor

"Whereas I respect the UP Govt’s honour of the Yash Bharti Award to members of my family, and their decision as per reports in the press, for providing pension of Rs 50, 000 per month to each recipient, I am requesting the UP Govt., with all humility, to redirect the entire amount designated for my family towards any noble charitable scheme or cause that benefits the poor and the needy,” Bachchan senior said in a statement issued Wednesday.
2015-10-21 06:15:50

Big B asks UP to give award ‘pensions’ to poor

"Whereas I respect the UP Govt’s honour of the Yash Bharti Award to members of my family, and their decision as per reports in the press, for providing pension of Rs 50, 000 per month to each recipient, I am requesting the UP Govt., with all humility, to redirect the entire amount designated for my family towards any noble charitable scheme or cause that benefits the poor and the needy,” Bachchan senior said in a statement issued Wednesday.
2015-10-21 06:15:50

6 ways to get cheaper iPhone 6s 

The prices are not expected to come down at least for the next few months, we tried to find a few sweet deals that effectively reduce the cost of owning the all-new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
2015-10-21 04:42:49

Apple tells court it can't unlock new iPhones

Apple Inc told a US judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be "impossible" with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the "technical ability" to help law enforcement unlock older phones.
2015-10-21 03:52:00

Viru was whistling as we began chasing 325: Dada

Viru was not as technically gifted as Gavaskar, but his transformation from a middle-order batsman to a successful opener bears testimony to his unique craftsmanship.
2015-10-21 02:35:46

Liberals sweep Canada polls with Punjabi help

A painful chapter in the history of Punjabi migration is the Komagata Maru episode when a shipload of Punjabis was stopped from landing in Canada in 1914 and sent back from Vancouver.
2015-10-20 23:05:03

Criteria to select judges should be in public domain, government to tell SC

The criteria for selection of judges to the higher judiciary should be spelt out and must be part of the memorandum of procedure and put up on the websites of the apex court and high courts to make the functioning of the Supreme Court’s collegium system more transparent, the government plans to tell the top court.
2015-10-20 22:18:33

Hardik Patel booked for dacoity now

After a marathon eight-hour-long questioning at Hazira police station, he was produced before the court which remanded him to police custody till Friday.
2015-10-20 21:44:26

Hardik Patel booked for dacoity now

After a marathon eight-hour-long questioning at Hazira police station, he was produced before the court which remanded him to police custody till Friday.
2015-10-20 21:44:26

UP to pay Big B, wife, son Rs 50k pension a mth

The UP cabinet on Tuesday announced that all recipients of the state’s highest honour will be eligible to receive an Rs 50,000 monthly pension for life.
2015-10-20 20:46:56

For first time, Pakistan admits it’s ready with battlefield nukes

Pakistan has said its development and deployment of tactical battlefield nuclear weapons is only aimed at deterring any conventional Indian attack.
2015-10-20 17:43:07

Pakistan admits its mini-nukes only to deter conventional Indian attack

''Pak has built an infrastructure near border areas to launch a quickest response to Indian aggression… usage of such low-yield nuclear weapons would make it difficult for India to launch a war against Pakistan," foreign secretary said.
2015-10-20 17:43:07

Nitish blames Sushil Modi for Narendra Modi rift

Nitish Kumar insists he was not the one who had blocked Narendra Modi from campaigning for the 2010 Bihar assembly polls.
2015-10-20 16:40:35

Dhoni compares Sehwag to Viv Richards

The cricketing fraternity paid glorious tributes to just-retired Virender Sehwag with India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni leading from the front, comparing his destructive batting with that of legendary Viv Richards.
2015-10-20 15:27:25

Amit Mishra booked for 'assaulting' woman

Bengaluru police have filed an FIR against Indian leg spinner Amit Mishra for allegedly assaulting a woman, Times Now has reported. The alleged incident happened in Mishra's hotel room when he was in Bengaluru for a training camp.
2015-10-20 13:29:58

Russia is India's 'real friend': Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj said she was very happy to convey that there was progress on all components of "Druzhba-Dosti", the vision document agreed upon last year.
2015-10-20 13:15:48

Disappointed with BCCI: Pakistan Cricket Board

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has conceded that the prospects of an Indo-Pak cricket series are "very low" as "pressures" were preventing the BCCI from taking any initiative on the issue.
2015-10-20 12:21:32

Ganguly sacrificed his opening spot for me: Viru

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag spoke his heart out after hanging his boots from the international cricket, thanking all his fans and players who supported him during his 16-year long career.
2015-10-20 11:47:14

I was scared of facing Muttiah Muralitharan: Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has said that the only bowler who he dreaded facing was legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
2015-10-20 11:37:39

Sehwag retires from international cricket, IPL

The batsman who revolutionized the role of the opener in Tests scored 8586 runs from 104 Test matches.
2015-10-20 09:46:07

Watch Earth as it rotates on new Nasa website

Nasa, the US space agency will post at least a dozen new colour images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier by Nasa's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).
2015-10-20 08:01:18

Engage in debate, not vandalism: Jaitley to Sena

The finance minister said it was important to raise the level of debate instead of indulging in vandalism.
2015-10-20 06:04:18

Delhi court finds Uber driver Shiv Kumar guilty of raping woman passenger

A Delhi Court on Tuesday convicted Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav for raping a 25-year-old woman executive in his taxi on December 5, 2014.
2015-10-20 05:33:38

Civilization wouldn't have lasted 5,000 years without tolerance: President Pranab Mukherjee

For the second time in a month, a visibly disturbed President has spoken out for tolerance and the importance of protecting diversity in the country.
2015-10-20 01:03:06

Smooth sailing for revived Collegium that clears 24 judges 

The collegium headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu cleared the names of 24 additional judges in six high courts for appointment as permanent judges and the Centre played ball by flying the files to Kolkata to get the President’s assent.
2015-10-19 23:33:51

'Indira Gandhi saw Priyanka as her political heir'

Fotedar seems to support former minister Natwar Singh’s claim that family pressure rather than an “inner voice” was the reason for Sonia declining the prime minister’s post in 2004.
2015-10-19 23:26:38

Amazon steps up battle over NYT's workplace probe

Amazon on Monday renewed its criticism of a New York Times investigation of the US online giant's workplace, saying the newspaper ignored and omitted key facts about the company.
2015-10-19 23:05:02

FB will warn users of state-sponsored attacks

Recommended security moves included rebuilding systems or even replacing computers believed to have been infected with what would likely be sophisticated malicious code.
2015-10-19 22:35:36

Govt to deter singles from offering foster care

The guidelines have been drafted by the ministry of women and child development under the charge of minister Maneka Gandhi.
2015-10-19 20:42:26

Govt to deter singles from offering foster care

The guidelines have been drafted by the ministry of women and child development under the charge of minister Maneka Gandhi.
2015-10-19 20:42:26

Govt to import another 3,000 tonnes of pulses

The daily prices of essential commodities across cities compiled by the consumer affairs department showed arhar selling at Rs 205 per kg in Mysuru and at Rs 210 in Puducherry.
2015-10-19 20:03:52

Akram, Akhtar will not commentate in Mumbai ODI

Former Pakistani fast bowlers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, who are currently commentating in the ongoing India and South Africa ODI series, will return to Pakistan and won't be available for the fifth and last match, according to reports.
2015-10-19 18:18:17

No commentary from Akhtar, Akram in Mumbai ODI

Former Pakistani fast bowlers Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, who are currently commentating in the ongoing India and South Africa ODI series, will return to Pakistan and won't be available for the fifth and last match, according to reports.
2015-10-19 18:18:17

Report on Maneka interview 'incorrect': Ministry

The ministry of women and child development has strongly refuted a Reuters report which attributed certain comments to Union minister Maneka Gandhi.
2015-10-19 17:22:50

Hardik Patel arrested for 'insulting' tricolour

Hardik was detained by Gujarat police on his way to Khandheri cricket stadium in Rajkot ahead of the India-South Africa One Day International.
2015-10-19 09:01:01

Clashes in Kashmir as man who was attacked over beef rumours is laid to rest

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in eight police station areas and separatist leaders put under house arrest in the Valley where protests erupted on Sunday after Zahid Ahmed, who was allegedly attacked over cow slaughter rumours, succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital.
2015-10-19 08:45:19

Juvenile age in rape cases must be 15: Kejriwal

In a press conference held in Delhi on Monday, Kejriwal also announced the formation of a panel of ministers to examine the possibility of enhancing punishment to life imprisonment or death in cases of the rape of minors.
2015-10-19 08:01:44

Sena protest: Indo-Pak cricket talks rescheduled

The talks between BCCI president Shashank Manohar and his Pakistan counterpart Shahryar Khan will not take place on Monday after Shiv Sena activists stormed the Board headquarters.
2015-10-19 06:31:21

Wal-Mart paid millions in bribes in India: Report

The suspected bribery involves thousands of small payments to low-level local officials to help move goods through customs or obtain real-estate permits, The Wall Street Journal claims. "Some payments were as low as $5, but when added together they totalled millions of dollars," the daily said.
2015-10-19 04:15:51

Amazon suing 1,000 for fake product reviews

The web giant filed a lawsuit against 1,114 alleged fake reviewers.
2015-10-19 00:50:49

Hindu group performs ‘brain cleanse’ for authors

The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday morning performed a ‘Buddhi Shuddhi’ (cleansing the mind) yagya, in a bid to “knock sense” into winners of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award.
2015-10-18 22:18:36

RSS quotes Newton’s law to justify Dadri murder

The article also questioned the rebellion by writers who are returning their awards to protest the lynching episode.
2015-10-18 22:06:22

In this town, Muslims barred from Ramlila roles

Keeping in view their religiosity, Muslims who eat meat have been replaced by Hindus who, even if they are meat-eaters, turn vegetarians during Navratra.
2015-10-18 20:15:35

Intellectuals should keep country’s image in mind: Venkaiah Naidu to writers

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said tolerance is genetically ingrained in Indian's blood and the intellectual class should avoid generalizing "stray incidents" which may damage the country's image.
2015-10-18 17:28:10

Rail Neer scam: CBI arrests two railway officers

Two senior officials, who were suspended by railways over alleged graft charges in the Rail Neer scam, have been arrested by the CBI.
2015-10-18 12:07:59

SC verdict on judges' appointment based on 'erroneous logic', Jaitley says

"The Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected and if the elected are undermined, democracy itself would be in danger," Jaitley said on Sunday, expressing his "personal" views on NJAC judgment.
2015-10-18 11:24:26

IPL: CSK, RR to return in 2018

2015-10-18 10:36:16

Fake Updates: India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI

2015-10-18 08:00:50

Religious leaders fan sectarian flames in Mideast

Leaders seem as eager as ever to stoke the fires, mobilizing followers using implicit or naked sectarian appeals that are transforming political conflicts into religious struggles
2015-10-18 06:51:47

Live Scorecard: India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI

2015-10-18 06:47:14

More Bisadas simmering in west UP

2015-10-18 03:50:16

Blog: Stop mixing religion and law

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and opted to bat of a belter of a surface
2015-10-18 03:38:26

More black money in India than outside: SIT member

The volume of black money stashed inside India is much more than that kept abroad, vice-chairman of special investigation team (SIT) Justice (retd) Arijit Pasayat said on Saturday. On chit fund and mining scams, the former Supreme Court judge said the CBI, ED and income tax department are probing them.
2015-10-17 16:07:35

Denmark Open: Sindhu stuns World No. 2 Marin, enters maiden Super Series final

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu continued her excellent form to stun world No. 2 Carolina Marin 21-15, 18-21, 21-17 to reach her maiden Super Series final at the Denmark Open. Sindhu, a twice bronze medallist in World Championships, will now take on former world number one and reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui -- ranked fourth in the tournament -- of China in the summit clash on Sunday.
2015-10-17 15:00:28

No breakup threat with Shiv Sena: Fadnavis

Amid tensions in the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday ruled out any threat to his government, asserting that Shiv Sena will not walk out and his government will complete its full five-year term.
2015-10-17 14:37:15

China cautions India over naval exercise

Naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the US, India and Japan steamed into the Bay of Bengal for the Malabar drill. Reacting to this, China's state-run newspaper Global Times cautioned India of joining an anti-China camp. The sea drills, part of the six-day-long Malabar exercises, will cover the full spectrum of naval maneuvers, including military-to-military coordination and anti-submarine warfare.
2015-10-17 14:02:54

Russia says ISIS weakening in Syria

The aim of Russia's military operation in Syria is not to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power but to defeat Islamic State, Russian Prime Minister said.
2015-10-17 12:29:47

Welcome to Europe: Hungary seals its border as first refugee is shot dead

An as-yet-unnamed 25-year-old man has become the first refugee to be shot dead trying to enter the European Union when he was struck by a bullet fired by a Bulgarian border guard. The young Afghan, who died on Thursday night, had been among 54 refugees making their way to a better life in Europe when two guards tried to stop them.
2015-10-17 09:04:09

Welcome to Europe: Hungary seals its border as first refugee is shot dead

An as-yet-unnamed 25-year-old man has become the first refugee to be shot dead trying to enter the European Union when he was struck by a bullet fired by a Bulgarian border guard. The young Afghan, who died on Thursday night, had been among 54 refugees making their way to a better life in Europe when two guards tried to stop them.
2015-10-17 09:04:09

Vyapam scam: Observer for 2 tests found dead

The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh.
2015-10-17 06:52:39

Repeated rape of minors shameful, what are PM and his LG doing, Kejriwal asks

"Delhi police have completely failed to provide safety," Kejriwal said in tweet after two minor girls were raped in the capital.
2015-10-17 06:32:25

Satyarthi gets Harvard humanitarian honor

The annual award by the prestigious university is given to an individual whose works and deeds have served to improve the quality of lives and have inspired us to greater heights. Satyarthi is the first Indian to have been given this award.
2015-10-17 05:52:19

Donald Trump blames George W Bush for 9/11

'Say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time'
2015-10-17 05:18:51

Apple charging Indians the most for iPhone 6S?

Until a few years ago, iPhones were launched in India months after global launch, thereby giving rise to a flourishing grey market.
2015-10-17 05:12:25

13 dead, 10 injured in road accident in Andhra

Thirteen people, including three children, were killed on Saturday and ten others injured when a mini-truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus near Kandukur town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
2015-10-17 03:49:25

Why dal prices have doubled: Here’s the math

Where does a 12% decline translate as 100% increase? In the bizarre world of India’s food math.
2015-10-17 01:32:46

Drought has affected 34% of Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government has declared a “drought-like condition” in 14,708 of the state’s 43,000 villages.
2015-10-16 23:17:09

India may get three unified commands for spl ops

India is now working towards creating three new tri-Service organisations to handle the rapidly-expanding challenges in the crucial domains of space, cyberspace and clandestine warfare, which will be headed by two-star generals, in a synergised manner.
2015-10-16 21:39:50

India may get three unified commands for spl ops

India is now working towards creating three new tri-Service organisations to handle the rapidly-expanding challenges in the crucial domains of space, cyberspace and clandestine warfare, which will be headed by two-star generals, in a synergised manner.
2015-10-16 21:39:50

Wary of support, govt unlikely to go back to House to scrap collegium system

Even as the government on Friday called the Supreme Court order striking down the NJAC a setback to parliamentary sovereignty and is likely to call an all-party meeting to discuss the matter, it was not sure of getting the backing of opponents should it approach Parliament anew for a reiteration that the collegium system deserved to be junked.
2015-10-16 20:50:18

Russia says it has bombed 456 ‘ISIS targets’ in Syria so far, rebukes US

A high-ranking Russian military official has said since his country has begun its bombing campaign, it has hit over 456 Islamic State targets. He also said the US considers it humiliating to admit that they cannot fulfil a task they had set out for themselves one year ago without Russia
2015-10-16 17:12:06

UN finds out how much ISIS pays its recruiters

The Islamic State group is paying supporters up to $10,000 for each person that they recruit to wage jihad in Syria and Iraq, UN experts said Friday after a visit to Belgium, one of the main countries of origin for so-called foreign fighters.
2015-10-16 16:44:07

Sweden may ‘become world’s first cashless nation’

Sweden is on track to becoming the world's first cashless society. The widespread and growing embrace of the mobile payment system, Swish, is helping hasten the day when Sweden replaces cash altogether.
2015-10-16 16:22:46

CBI unearths 'Rail Neer' scam in railways

The CBI, after registering a case against two senior officials of Northern Railway and seven private companies, raided 13 places in Delhi NCR and recovered Rs 20 crore in cash. Passengers and railways were being cheated by private caterers to make huge profit margins.
2015-10-16 15:15:01

Nuclear missile Nirbhay fails again in testing

Of three tests, the missile has now failed twice and registered a "partial success".
2015-10-16 14:57:43

SC verdict on NJAC: Govt ‘surprised’, mixed reaction from legal fraternity

The government expressed surprise over the Supereme Court order quashing the law to appoint judges and also questioned the transparency of the previous collegium system. But, two ex-SC judges welcomed the verdict while ex-Delhi HC judge said the order showed lack of trust on Parliament's maturity.
2015-10-16 14:01:45

Palestinian mob sets fire to Jewish holy site

Palestinians have set on fire Joseph's Tomb — a Jewish holy site in West Bank's Nablus — amid escalating tensions with Israel on Friday. In an another incident, a Palestinian disguised as a journalist stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron.
2015-10-16 13:10:04

Lalu unhurt after ceiling fan falls on him

Lalu Prasad Yadav had a close escape when a ceiling fan fell close to him during a rally in Bihar's Motihari. Lalu was sitting on the stage when the fan came off its hinges and plummeted. It brushed against the leader’s hand before crashing on the stage platform.
2015-10-16 12:25:14

Meet the Indian techies who sued Apple and won

A jury in US recently found that Apple infringes upon a computer processor patent made by Sohi, Vijaykumar and two others in its iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2. Gurinder Sohi and Terani Vijaykumar are names you probably won’t recognize. But they have accused the iPhone maker of illegally using their patented technology.
2015-10-16 12:14:01

SC order quashing NJAC setback for parliamentary sovereignty, govt says

Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that the Supreme Court verdict quashing the National Judicial Appointments Commission(NJAC) and restoring the collegium system for appointing judges was a setback for parliamentary sovereignty.
2015-10-16 10:57:48

Not correct to link eating habits to religion: Govt

BJP today dissociated itself from the views of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar that Muslims will have to quit eating beef and said this was not the party's stand.
2015-10-16 10:05:30

8 killed in cylinder blast in Mumbai hotel

A cylinder blast in a Mumbai hotel has killed eight people on Friday afternoon. The deceased include seven men and one woman. The blast occurred in City Kinarra hotel located on Gurunath Wadi Marg at Kurla.
2015-10-16 10:04:51

Tests find Maggi noodles safe: Nestle India

Swiss food giant Nestle has received test results from all three designated laboratories mandated by the Bombay High Court to test Maggi Noodles samples.
2015-10-16 09:00:17

Surprised, will consult PM, law minister Gowda says after SC quashes NJAC

Expressing "surprise" over the Supreme Court verdict striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act, Union law minister D V Sadananda Gowda said on Friday that he will consult Prime Minister Narendra Modi and legal experts.
2015-10-16 08:52:11

Row over Haryana CM Khattar's comment on beef

A row has erupted after Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar denied that he said in an interview published in Friday’s Indian Express that the Muslim community can live in India but must give up eating beef as it doesn’t violate their faith but that the cow is an 'article of faith' for Hindus.
2015-10-16 08:45:36

RTI replies should be timely, transparent: PM

PM Modi on Friday called for an end to the silo-approach in government and also asked government departments to keep in mind three 'T's — timeliness, transparency and trouble-free approach — while replying to RTI applications as that would help in reducing errors in governance.
2015-10-16 07:09:18

Marital status: SC nixes plea against PM Modi

A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar did not find merit in the plea filed by Ahmadabad resident Nishant Varma.
2015-10-16 06:35:21

SC strikes down govt role in selecting judges; collegium system to continue

Exactly three months after reserving its orders on the most important topic concerning the appointment of judges in the last two decades, SC delivered the verdict on the legality of the NJAC.
2015-10-16 05:13:56

Didn't say Muslims must give up beef: Haryana CM

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that "Muslims can continue to live in this country, but they will have to give up eating beef" because "the cow is an article of faith here."
2015-10-16 04:18:30

MSD's decision to exclude Mishra raises eyebrows

At the toss on Wednesday, MS Dhoni stunned observers when he announced his decision to axe his best bowler from the Kanpur ODI - Amit Mishra.
2015-10-16 02:45:48

MSD's decision to exclude Mishra raises eyebrows

At the toss on Wednesday, MS Dhoni stunned observers when he announced his decision to axe his best bowler from the Kanpur ODI - Amit Mishra.
2015-10-16 02:45:48

Dal prices rise to almost Rs 200 per kg

Prices of pulses have skyrocketed over the past 12 months, with tur dal rates more than doubling to touch an all-time high.
2015-10-15 23:00:53

NCW seeks surrogacy nod for single women

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a ban on surrogacy for non-resident Indians (NRIs), people of Indian origin (PIOs) or overseas citizens of India (OCIs) besides foreigners.
2015-10-15 22:13:32

2nd phase of Bihar polls: Time for smaller NDA allies to prove their worth

As Bihar votes in the smallest of the five phases of this election on Friday, BJP will hope that its two smaller allies — Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP and Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM(S) — will prove their worth.
2015-10-15 21:28:04

SC allows voluntary use of Aadhaar for 4 schemes

The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar cards to avail benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, along with Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and schemes related to pension and PF after the government promised that absence of Aadhaar would not debar people from benefiting from the schemes concerned.
2015-10-15 19:42:58

BJP-Sena talk truce as Maha govt nears 1st anniv

After a week of sabre-rattling, the BJP and Shiv Sena have chosen to call a truce, fearing far-reaching ramifications of their constant quarrels.
2015-10-15 18:40:34

Backed by Russian jets, Syrian troops attack rebel-held towns in Homs

Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.
2015-10-15 17:19:38

Chinese dam in Tibet: India monitoring situation

Pakistan submarine on Thursday fired at four Indian boats carrying 25 fishermen on port of Jakhau village in Gujarat.
2015-10-15 14:56:23

Pak family sleeps on Mumbai footpath. Here’s why

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said awards are "society's tributes to the achievements of writers and neither the achievements nor the tributes can be rolled back".
2015-10-15 14:12:03

Karnataka teenager returns Sahitya award

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said awards are "society's tributes to the achievements of writers and neither the achievements nor the tributes can be rolled back".
2015-10-15 14:07:04

Sibal used judge to ‘unearth NDA scam’: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday targeted former telecom minister Kapil Sibal at "whose behest" CBI filed a chargesheet in a case of additional spectrum of 2002 which a special court on Thursday dismissed as "fabricated".
2015-10-15 13:35:46

Trai asks telecom operators to pay Re 1 per dropped call, report says

Trai is expected to announce on Friday that telecom operators would be required to pay a Re 1 compensation for dropped calls.
2015-10-15 12:48:27

Pakistan submarine fires at 4 Indian boats

2015-10-15 12:36:53

2G case: Court slams CBI for 'fabricating facts'

Ria Vithasha, whose novel "Kaada Haadiya Hoogalu" has been adapted into an award-winning film, said the killing of Kalburgi distressed her enough to take the decision to return the award.
2015-10-15 11:56:54

Tharoor speaks out against returning awards

Amid reports that Chinese Zam Hydropower Station on the Brahmaputra river may disrupt water supplies in the country, India on Thursday said it will monitor the situation and will convey its concerns to Beijing, if required.
2015-10-15 11:45:51

SC allows voluntary use of Aadhaar for MGNREGA

A 5-Judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said these four schrmes could be implemented by use of Aadhaar card.
2015-10-15 10:51:58

Zaheer Khan retires from international cricket

Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket but says he will continue to play the domestic Twenty20 form of the game.
2015-10-15 07:37:26

Russia forces show might in Syria, and west takes notice

The operation in Syria — still relatively limited — has given western officials a deeper appreciation of the transformation that Russia’s military has undergone under President Putin.
2015-10-15 07:14:28

SC allows dance bars to reopen in Maharashtra

The SC stayed the operation of 2014 amendment in the Maharashtra Police Act that had banned dance performances at bars & some other places, paving the way for reopening of dance bars across the state.
2015-10-15 06:48:54

World's 10 best tech MNC workplaces

The study carried out by the Great Places to Work Institute covers a wide variety of industries and 47 countries. So, here's over to 10 best tech MNC workplaces in the world.
2015-10-15 05:27:54

Zaheer Khan to announce retirement today

Zaheer Khan is set to announce retirement from international cricket today, Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla tweeted on Thursday.
2015-10-15 05:16:06

Writers have manufactured a controversy and protest, Arun Jaitley says

The strongly worded reaction marked an escalation of government's counter-attack.
2015-10-15 04:43:12

45 lakh cases pending in 24 high courts

The wheels of justice, the saying goes, grind slowly but grind exceedingly fine. In the Indian context, it would be more true to say that they grind so exceedingly slowly that there can be nothing fine about the outcome.
2015-10-15 00:56:18

Terror sleeper cells may try to avenge Dadri lynching: Intelligence agencies

An intercept shared by Intelligence Bureau and other intel agencies with Uttar Pradesh police says that terror groups are trying to activate sleeper cells in various cities to launch bomb attacks in the wake of the recent Dadri lynching and Mainpuri-like instances of violence.
2015-10-14 23:31:02

Jaitley pulls up Vodafone global CEO for call drops

The usually soft-spoken minister pointed out how he did not receive signals either at home or in his office and could only see numbers flashing.
2015-10-14 22:38:58

Indian hand in Apple’s $862m lawsuit liability

Gurindar Sohi and T N Vijaykumar are not names that will leap out of your latest iPhones as you gush over the performance of Apple's much-coveted devices.
2015-10-14 20:25:52

BJP meet may take call on Shiv Sena ties today

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday ventured where few have in the recent past, reminding Narendra Modi about his Godhra past while countering his criticism of the Sena's role in the recent controversies in Mumbai.
2015-10-14 19:20:03

India backs Philippines on South China Sea row

India on Wednesday backed the Philippines in its dispute with China over islands in South China Sea, which Manila calls West Philippine Sea, saying it wanted peaceful resolution to the maritime disputes, at the heart of which lies Beijing’s expansive maritime claim in the form of the nine-dashed line covering 90% of the sea’s waters.
2015-10-14 19:08:21

First set of Netaji files to be declassified on Jan 23, 2016, PM Modi says

The process of declassification of files relating to Netaji will begin on January 23, 2016, Subhas Babu's birth anniversary, PM Modi announced.
2015-10-14 13:40:45

India, US, Japan kick off Malabar naval exercise

The navies of India, US and Japan are taking part in the joint exercises.
2015-10-14 13:36:51

PM should strongly condemn Dadri: Writers

This country belongs to all Hindustanis, not just for Hindus, she has said.
2015-10-14 13:22:47

India 'most attractive country for investment'

The survey is based on the opinion of 505 global investors. 32 per cent of them said India was their favoured market for investment.
2015-10-14 12:18:39

India under pressure to draw level in 2nd ODI

The Indian team has to fire on all cylinders if they hope to make a comeback in the ODI series when they take on South Africa at the Holkar stadium.
2015-10-14 02:34:26

Clinton, Sanders spar over capitalism and guns

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over the merits of capitalism on Tuesday and traded barbs about their credentials on gun control during a tense debate aimed at appealing to liberal-leaning US voters.
2015-10-14 02:04:22

BJP feels Shiv Sena may test ties but won't leave Maharashtra coalition

The BJP’s frayed relations with its oldest ally are deteriorating, setting the stage for longish divorce proceedings while Shiv Sena, un-reconciled to playing second fiddle in the Maharashtra government, steps up the ante and looks to embarrass its alienated partner at every turn.
2015-10-14 00:44:55

Traffic jam affecting my studies: 8-yr-old to PM

What citizens of Bangalore can learn from Abhinav, a class 3 student, whose letter to the PM has put a spotlight on a much-delayed project.
2015-10-13 23:14:08

IS confirms killing of its second in command

The Islamic State group's spokesman confirmed on Tuesday the killing of the jihadist organisation's second in command in a US air strike earlier this year.
2015-10-13 18:05:34

'Consensus on uniform civil code may take time'

Union law minister Gowda said "wider consultations" will be held with various personal law boards and other stakeholders to evolve a consensus and the process may take "some time".
2015-10-13 17:37:40

Pak leadership knew about Osama's presence, says country's ex-defence minister

Former defence minister's admissions are contrary to what Pak has been claiming so far that it was unaware of Osama's presence until US navy SEALs killed him.
2015-10-13 17:22:15

Jerusalem sees bloodiest day in rising unrest

The Jerusalem attacks, along with two stabbings in a central Israeli city, marked the most serious outbreak of violence since the current round of tensions erupted.
2015-10-13 14:39:28

Shiv Sena likens Kulkarni to Ajmal Kasab

Sena on Tuesday likened Kulkarni to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab even as party chief Uddhav Thackeray felicitated the six party workers who were allegedly involved in the attack.
2015-10-13 12:39:19

Younis Khan becomes Pak's highest Test scorer

Needing 19 runs to surpass Javed Miandad's tally of 8,832 heading into the three-Test series against England, the Pakistan batsman set the record on day one in Abu Dhabi.
2015-10-13 11:28:30

Uddhav Thackeray meets Kulkarni's attackers

Kulkarni was attacked for refusing to back down from organizing ex-Pakistani minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch.
2015-10-13 10:39:18

Worry for India: China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

China on Tuesday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river.
2015-10-13 09:35:15

Worry for India: China operationalizes biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

The dam, considered to be world's highest-altitude hydropower station, will produce 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.
2015-10-13 09:35:15

Ruckus at Ajay Devgn's rally in Bihar

The ruckus happened as film actor Ajay Devgn, who was supposed to address the rally at Bihar Sharif, failed to attend the event.
2015-10-13 08:57:14

Rockets hit Russian embassy in Syria

Two rockets struck the Russian embassy in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria.
2015-10-13 08:19:43

I am an agent of peace: Sudheendra Kulkarni

"I respect the freedom of speech of Saamna and Shiv Sena, I hope they respect others' freedom of speech too," Kulkarni said.
2015-10-13 07:09:29

SC rejects Sanjiv Bhatt's plea against Amit Shah

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's plea to add BJP president Amit Shah and S Gurumurthy as parties in his petition about the Gujarat riots of 2002.
2015-10-13 05:59:38

Iran Parliament approves N-deal with US

Iran's Parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, ending the country's debate over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation.
2015-10-13 05:59:37

Iran Parliament approves N-deal with US

Iran's Parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, ending the country's debate over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation.
2015-10-13 05:59:37

SC brings curtain down on 'Kargil scam'

Sixteen years after irregularities were alleged in procurement of material, munitions and missiles during the Kargil war which sparked a major political controversy, denting the image of the then NDA government, the Supreme Court on Monday closed the matter after no one was found guilty.
2015-10-13 01:23:14

One in 13 world cancer patients is Indian: Study

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a unit of US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), has observed that India shares a large proportion of the global cancer burden, with rising mortality rates.
2015-10-12 23:54:28

Bihar: Women outnumber men in Phase 1 voting

Projected as the mother of all elections, Bihar assembly polls were all about women on the opening day: a significantly higher percentage of female voters turned out than male, even as overall attendance at the booths hovered around 57%, the highest turnout in these seats since delimitation in 2008.
2015-10-12 20:51:32

Uddhav Thackeray may ask Shiv Sena ministers to quit Maharashtra government

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's memoirs may soon consign the BJP-Sena government to Mantralaya archives.
2015-10-12 20:03:20

Lalu front has no moral right to seek votes: PM

PM Narendra Modi (NaMo) on Monday dubbed the Sunday’s sacking of Bihar excise and prohibition minister Awadhesh Prasad Kushwaha as the Mahagathbandhan’s “tribute” to JP. Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) has no moral right to seek votes after the minister’s dismissal over bribe charges on the JP’s birth anniversary, he said and accused it of trying to stop him from holding election meetings. In a caustic remark against the JD(U) government, NaMo said it has lost all ‘sharm-haya (shame and ethics)’.
2015-10-12 17:52:07

Shiv Sena's paint attack brought disrepute to Maharashtra, says CM Fadnavis

"We cannot endorse Kasuri, but can't let our state turn into banana republic. The rule of law has prevailed,"
2015-10-12 16:13:03

Dinesh Mongia fixed ICL matches: NZ cricketer

Lou Vincent claimed that former India cricketer Dinesh Mongia was one of the key members of a "Gang" that fixed matches during the ICL.
2015-10-12 15:56:34

VHP, Bajrang Dal offer lawyer to Dadri accused

2015-10-12 14:19:54

57% polling in Phase I of Bihar assembly poll

Bihar recorded 57% polling in phase 1 of the assembly elections, an increase of 6.15 per cent from the last polls, the state election commission said on Monday.
2015-10-12 13:51:31

Retail inflation rises to 4.41% in September

Retail inflation rose to 4.41% in September due to costlier food items in general and beverages and pulses in particular.
2015-10-12 13:38:09

Industrial production grows at 6.4% in August

Industrial production grew at a nearly three-year high of 6.4% in August on account of improvement in manufacturing as well as mining activity and better offtake of capital goods.
2015-10-12 13:15:01

Former China energy chief jailed for corruption

Two senior Chinese officials were convicted of corruption on Monday and sentenced to 16 and 13 years in prison, respectively, Chinese authorities said.
2015-10-12 13:06:20

Former China energy chief jailed for corruption

Two senior Chinese officials were convicted of corruption on Monday and sentenced to 16 and 13 years in prison, respectively, Chinese authorities said.
2015-10-12 13:06:20

Mumbai stands for India-Pak dialogue for peace, Kulkarni says at book launch

The Shiv Sena accused Sudheendra Kulkarni, who is the main organizer of the event and whose face was blackened by party activists, of being a "Pakistani agent".
2015-10-12 12:21:35

Despite Shiv Sena's paint attack on Kulkarni, Kasuri's book launched in Mumbai

The Shiv Sena accused Sudheendra Kulkarni, who is the main organizer of the event and whose face was blackened by party activists, of being a "Pakistani agent".
2015-10-12 12:21:35

Modi slams Nitish, Lalu for sting video

2015-10-12 11:33:38

Modi slams Nitish, Lalu for sting video

2015-10-12 11:33:38

Paint on Kulkarni's face: 10 latest updates

For 50-year-old landless farmer Ramchandra Yadav alias Sadhuji voting is the last thought as he shuffles a look between his dry farm and the blue sky at Tetua village under Atri assembly segment, soaked in fear of weak harvest due to rainfall deficit in Gaya as in other parts of Bihar.
2015-10-12 07:50:44

First-phase of Bihar polls: 12 things to know

2015-10-12 07:26:36

Won't be cowed, Kulkarni says; Sena reiterates it will disrupt event

BJP leader LK Advani has condemned the attack on former diplomat Sudheendra Kulkarni, whose face was smeared with black paint on Monday, allegedly by Shiv Sena supporters.
2015-10-12 07:21:58

Voting is the last thing on Bihar farmers’ minds

2015-10-12 06:03:54

Voting is the last thing on Bihar farmers’ minds

2015-10-12 06:03:54

Live: 44% voter turnout in Bihar polls until now

2015-10-12 01:23:07

Didn't expect such hostility from Centre: Kejriwal

In an extensive interview with Neha Lalchandani and Ambika Pandit, Arvind Kejriwal said that despite being targeted, he has delivered with power and water being his major successes. Some excerpts:
2015-10-12 00:56:04

Uplift of Hindus key to developing India: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the development of Hindus will lead to the development of the country in Gorakhpur on Sunday.
2015-10-11 22:54:53

Uplift of Hindus key to developing India: RSS

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the development of Hindus will lead to the development of the country in Gorakhpur on Sunday.
2015-10-11 22:54:53

Adoption row: Mamata stands by missionaries

“We fully support Missionaries of Charity and Sister Prema in their decision to opt out of adoption programme. They have a right to do so,” Mamata wrote on Twitter.
2015-10-11 20:09:04

As Bihar starts polling today, it's fifty-fifty by all reckoning

The picture is sure to get clearer as the exercise progresses, making it easier to pick the likely winner.
2015-10-11 19:30:00

Don't believe lies, quotas will stay: PM Modi

"We know who got the Bharat Ratna when. But they did not give the Bharat Ratna to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar," the PM said at a function in Mumbai.
2015-10-11 13:27:55

People playing politics over beef-ban issue: VHP

2015-10-11 11:44:17

People playing politics over beef-ban issue: VHP

2015-10-11 11:44:17

1st ODI: Rohit Sharma's 150 in vain as South Africa win last-over thriller

Indian opener Rohit Sharma superb 150 went in vain after South Africa held their nerve in the end to pull off thrilling five runs victory over India in the first ODI at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.
2015-10-11 11:43:25

Asim's sacking sent out strong message: Kejriwal

In what could be seen as first direct statement by a senior VHP functionary over Dadri lynching and subsequent discussions over it, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said since 2/3rd of the population is non-vegetarian, Sangh Pariwar doesn't want to change eating habits of the people as being claimed.
2015-10-11 11:23:58

Live: Port sector important for Nation, PM says

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
2015-10-11 11:15:28

KP Sharma Oli elected as new PM of Nepal

In his first interview to a newspaper since forming the govt in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal tells The Times of India that their battle against corruption has suffered a setback after Centre took control of ACB.
2015-10-11 10:29:07

Rate cut tempts shoppers to buy new cars

The way car salesman Ashish Bhavsar tells it, men come first on their own to eye up a potential purchase.
2015-10-11 08:39:17

Rate cut tempts shoppers to buy new cars

The way car salesman Ashish Bhavsar tells it, men come first on their own to eye up a potential purchase.
2015-10-11 08:39:17

Remember emergency to fortify democratic framework, PM Modi says

"Emergency should be remembered not to brood over what had happened then, but to strenghten our resolve to fortify and further strengthen the democratic values and framework in our country," Modi said at the programme 'Loktantra Ke Prahari' where he also felicitated many of those who fought against Emergency and went to jail in 1975-76.
2015-10-11 05:58:04

Fake Updates - India vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Disclaimer: This is a satire post which is intended to tickle your funny-bone. All posts here are 'fake' news and figments of our very imaginative minds.Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.
2015-10-11 05:35:39

Just how noble is the Nobel peace prize?

The President's forces are being investigated for an unprovoked attack on a fellow laureate – which is a first
2015-10-11 05:13:36

Huge explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared

A suicide bomber targeted a foreign forces convoy in downtown Kabul during morning rush hour on Sunday, officials said, but there was no immediate confirmation of any casualties.
2015-10-11 05:03:47

Turkey mourns 95 dead in twin Ankara blasts

Turkey woke in mourning on Sunday after at least 95 people were killed by suspected suicide bombers at a peace rally of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists in Ankara.
2015-10-11 03:55:49

Turkey mourns 95 dead in twin Ankara blasts

Turkey woke in mourning on Sunday after at least 95 people were killed by suspected suicide bombers at a peace rally of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists in Ankara.
2015-10-11 03:55:49

Live scorecard: India vs South Africa, 1st ODI

South Africa skipper AB de Villiers win toss and opt to bat against India. Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn in for Proteas, Binny starts for the hosts.
2015-10-11 03:15:55

Defending the aerospace frontier: India eyes safer skies with Russian 'Triumf'

Indian Air Force seeks 12 air defence missile systems.
2015-10-11 00:57:05

50% of IITians’ moms are grads, but stay at home

On the other hand, literacy rate among dads is much higher
2015-10-10 22:30:18

Can’t allow Modi rally in Red zone: Kaimur DM

The denial has forced BJP to apply for a second time with a promise to bring smaller crowd.
2015-10-10 22:06:10

5,000 Patels queue up for 42 Oriya brides in Guj

Even as Hardik Patel attempts to build political partnership with Patidar communities across India, Patels in Surat in Gujarat are building matrimonial alliances with Kurmis - their brethren in other states - to help Patel men find brides which are difficult to find within the community plagued by a skewed sex ratio.
2015-10-10 21:33:01

5,000 Patels queue up for 42 Oriya brides in Guj

Even as Hardik Patel attempts to build political partnership with Patidar communities across India, Patels in Surat in Gujarat are building matrimonial alliances with Kurmis - their brethren in other states - to help Patel men find brides which are difficult to find within the community plagued by a skewed sex ratio.
2015-10-10 21:33:01

Police see right-wing plot behind Mainpuri violence

Senior police officers who dashed to Mainpuri soon after violence broke out on Friday after a mob tried to lynch a group of Muslims charged with the killing of a cow have told TOI that prima facie some right-wing organisations seem to have been involved in fomenting the riot.
2015-10-10 20:49:11

Sania-Hingis win China Open doubles title

Extending their incredible unbeaten record, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lifted their eighth trophy of the season and fourth in a row, winning the WTA China Open
2015-10-10 16:18:17

Vijender knocks out Sonny Whiting on pro debut

A flurry of punches from Vijender left Whiting unable to continue in the third round
2015-10-10 00:00:00

Backed by Russian jets, Syrian forces advance in rebel-held territories

Syrian government forces captured a village from rebels in the central province of Hama Saturday as they pressed a ground operation backed by Russian air support.
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BJP accuses Akhilesh of giving communal colour to Dadri lynching incident

Stirring the political cauldron, controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Sunday visited Dadri where he attacked Samajwadi Party government, alleging it was appeasing the minority community and innocent people were being framed for lynching of a man over beef eating rumour.
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2 JeM militants killed in encounter in J&K

Two militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit were killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir.
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Shashank Manohar vows to clean BCCI's image

Newly-elected president Shashank Manohar vowed to clean the image of the BCCI after being chosen on Sunday to head the world's richest cricket board for a second time.
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Guj municipal polls postponed over 'law & order'

Gujarat state election commission has announced postponement of polls to various local bodies in the state, citing law and order situation as a reason.
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Oregon gunman spared 'lucky one': Survivor

The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.
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Oregon gunman spared 'lucky one': Survivor

The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.
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Dadri lynching: Akhlaq's last call was to his Hindu childhood friend for help

As the mob approached menacingly, Mohammad Akhlaq frantically called up his childhood friend, Manoj Sisodia, for help.
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Visiting Merkel to boost Modi’s ‘Make in India’

German chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Bengaluru on Monday as part of her three-day visit to India to participate in the third Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Spurt in pesticide-laced vegetables across India

It is well-known that vegetables sold in major cities contain pesticides, but it has now emerged that these harmful chemicals are present in alarmingly high doses in greens across the country.
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Rahul, Sonia unlikely to share dais with Lalu

Congress president Sonia Gandhi or party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to share the stage with RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Bihar election campaign.
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'Will screen big cash deals to check black money'

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the government was lining up more measures, including making furnishing of PAN mandatory for cash transactions beyond a threshold, and suggested that the proposed goods and services tax could put further checks on the circulation of black money.
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'Will screen big cash deals to check black money'

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the government was lining up more measures, including making furnishing of PAN mandatory for cash transactions beyond a threshold, and suggested that the proposed goods and services tax could put further checks on the circulation of black money.
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Merkel visit to boost Modi's 'Make in India'

German chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Bengaluru on Monday as part of her three-day visit to India to participate in the third Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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DRDO sets up world's highest terrestrial centre

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) established the world's highest terrestrial centre at 17,600 feet above sea level at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh.
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Was Indrani poisoned inside jail? Probe focusing on possible foul play

The investigating officer is recording statements of everybody who comes in contact with Indrani in the jail, including prison officials, other inmates and cooks.
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Live scorecard: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

2nd T20I: Harbhajan, Albie in as South Africa win toss and elect to bowl against India in Cuttack.
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SC leaves it to BCCI to take call on Srinivasan

The Supreme Court declined to interfere with BCCI's view to bar Srinivasan from taking part in any of its meetings, saying the Board was free to stick to its stand.
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T20: Irate fans hurl bottles at Barabati Stadium

Angry spectators hurled missiles, mainly water bottles, into the ground after India were skittled out for 92 against South Africa in the second T20I.
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Nato warns Russia over Turkey airspace violation

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg convened an emergency meeting of alliance countries after key member state Turkey said its jets intercepted a Russian fighter plane near Syrian border.
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Nato warns Russia over Turkey airspace violation

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg convened an emergency meeting of alliance countries after key member state Turkey said its jets intercepted a Russian fighter plane near Syrian border.
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UP Police ask Twitter to delete ‘provocative’ posts on Dadri lynching

UP police on Monday wrote a letter to Twitter Inc asking for removal of certain photographs and text uploaded on the social networking service said to be related to the Dadri incident in which Akhlaq (50) was lynched following rumours that his family had consumed and stored beef.
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Desperate Nepal looks at trade routes to China

Reeling from continuing blockade of entry points by Madhesi agitators, Nepal seems keen on reopening its trade routes to China across the Himalayas shut after the devastating earthquake of April last.
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American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight

An American Airlines pilot became ill and died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston Monday but the co-pilot was able to safely land the plane, the US carrier said.
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Wasn’t fed drugs, didn’t take any either:Indrani

Indrani Mukerjea on Monday told police that she did not consume nor was she fed any medicine on Thursday or Friday, when she collapsed at the Byculla jail here.
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Payment systems hacked at 7 Trump hotels

Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.
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Payment systems hacked at 7 Trump hotels

Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.
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Dadri lynching: No mention of 'beef' in UP govt's report to Centre

The UP government has not mentioned the word "beef" in its Dadri report to the home ministry.
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Hopeful of rolling out GST in 2016, PM says

Reeling from continuing blockade of entry points by Madhesi agitators, Nepal seems keen on reopening its trade routes to China across the Himalayas shut after the devastating earthquake of April last.
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UK spies can hack phones with 1 text: Snowden

His warm hug of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will perhaps be the most abiding image of Narendra Modi's visit to the Silicon Valley . But that embrace, and what it conveyed, is now becoming the subject for an intense debate among techies here.
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Modi’s Valley embrace irks pro-Swadeshis

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Modi’s Valley embrace irks pro-Swadeshis

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Dadri case: UP Police want FIR against Union minister Mahesh Sharma, Som

UP Police want Union minister Mahesh Sharma, BJP MLA Sangeet Som and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui booked for alleged violation of prohibitory orders in Bishada village.
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Lalu, Amit Shah booked for barbs at each other

RJD chief Lalu Prasad and BJP president Amit Shah were booked on Tuesday for their remarks against each other during campaigning for Bihar assembly elections.
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Russia violation of Turkey airspace 'no mistake'

Nato rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey by mistake.
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TPP deal, 'biggest threat to internet', signed

An agreement that some campaigners have called the “biggest global threat to the internet” has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new restrictions on what people can do with their computers.
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Panel for 4-fold hike in salaries of Delhi MLAs

An independent committee to recommend salaries and allowances for Delhi MLAs has suggested a four-fold increase in salary from Rs 12,000 to Rs 50,000.
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Panel for 4-fold hike in salaries of Delhi MLAs

An independent committee to recommend salaries and allowances for Delhi MLAs has suggested a four-fold increase in salary from Rs 12,000 to Rs 50,000.
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IMF says India to grow faster than China, but downgrades global forecast

"Growth in India is expected to rise above the rates in other major emerging market economies," the International Monetary Fund said in its latest World Economic Outlook Update.
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Bengal poll panel chief tenders resignation

West Bengal State Election Commissioner SR Upadhyay on Tuesday tendered his resignation.
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Bengal poll panel chief tenders resignation

West Bengal State Election Commissioner SR Upadhyay on Tuesday tendered his resignation.
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Has anyone got Rs 15 lakh promised by PM Modi, Rahul asks at Bihar rally

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Modi government has failed to fulfill its election promises.
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FBI foils plot to sell nuclear material to ISIS

Investigation finds that Russian-linked gangs specifically targeted the extremist group.
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Again, Azam Khan rakes up 'Hindu Rashtra' issue

Speaking at an official function in Lucknow on Wednesday, UP minister Azam Khan hit out at the BJP government and said the world is witness to the changes in India, from Babri to Dadri.
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Is finisher Dhoni getting closer to finish line?

Even with his phlegmatic attitude, captain Dhoni would know that he doesn't have the same command over the limited-overs format like he used to.
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Sadhvi Prachi stopped from entering Dadri village

After her detention, Sadhvi Prachi alleged that the UP government is biased against Hindus.
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Sadhvi Prachi stopped from entering Dadri village

After her detention, Sadhvi Prachi alleged that the UP government is biased against Hindus.
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Russia hits ISIS from Caspian, emboldened Syria forces launch ground offensive

Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia is using warships in the Caspian Sea to target the Islamic State group in Syria.
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Lalu runs dairy biz to hide black money: BJP

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi in a tweet questioned the RJD leader's faith in cow being a sacred animal.
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Volkswagen stops sale of Polo in India

In a sudden development, Volkswagen India said it is putting sales of its Polo hatchback on a “temporary hold”, the development coming right in the middle of an ongoing global crisis that the German car major faces due to cheating over emissions in its diesel engines.
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President talks of 'core values of tolerance'

The President's remarks come in the wake of lynching of a 50-year-old man in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh by an enraged mob over rumours that he stored and consumed beef, which has sparked an outrage across the country.
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Dadri lynching: Victim's family moves to Delhi

Mohammed Sartaj, whose father Aqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old brother Danish critically injured by a 200-strong mob, said the family has moved to Delhi on Tuesday night.
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Dadri lynching: Victim's family moves to Delhi

Mohammed Sartaj, whose father Aqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old brother Danish critically injured by a 200-strong mob, said the family has moved to Delhi on Tuesday night.
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Whitefly destroys 2/3rd of Punjab's cotton crop, 15 farmers commit suicide

“It was just like the Japanese air strike in the film, Pearl Harbour,” said Naresh Kumar Lehri, a seed and pesticide dealer at Singho village in Punjab’s Bathinda district. “They appeared out of nowhere and left a trail of destruction.”
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Did Dilip Kumar urge Sharif to defuse Kargil row?

Screen legend Dilip Kumar urged Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif to help defuse the Kargil crisis in 1999 at the behest of the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a new book by a former Pakistan foreign minister has claimed.
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Coal scam: Manmohan Singh seeks early hearing

Foregoing the option of not facing trial for a long period in an irregular coal block allocation case, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to decide his appeal expeditiously, displaying his discomfort over the ‘accused’ tag hanging over his head.
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Centre, AAP to ask SC to tax trucks entering Delhi

The Centre and the AAP government in Delhi will jointly tell the Supreme Court on Thursday that they are in favour of stiff charges being levied on thousands of trucks that lumber through the Capital every day, contributing to high levels of air pollution and congestion on roads.
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Lalu’s ‘damaad’ not to campaign for SP

Relief came for RJD chief Lalu Prasad as his son-in-law Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, grandnephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (MSY), will not campaign for Samajwadi Party in Bihar assembly election.
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Lalu’s ‘damaad’ not to campaign for SP

Relief came for RJD chief Lalu Prasad as his son-in-law Tej Pratap Singh Yadav, grandnephew of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (MSY), will not campaign for Samajwadi Party in Bihar assembly election.
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Ahead of PM Sharif's visit, US mulls India-like nuclear deal with Pakistan

The Obama administration is exploring a possible civilian nuclear deal with Pakistan ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Washington later this month, a Washington Post columnist has reported, citing a sole source "familiar with the talks" who said Islamabad has been asked to consider "brackets" relating to the deal.
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Live: PM Modi's Bihar rallies

Till now, women pilots have been flying transport aircraft and helicopters.
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IAF to induct women pilots in fighter stream

Screen legend Dilip Kumar urged Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif to help defuse the Kargil crisis in 1999 at the behest of the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a new book by a former Pakistan foreign minister has claimed.
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J&K ruckus: MLA assaulted for having beef party

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J&K ruckus: MLA assaulted for having beef party

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In Bihar, PM Modi takes dig at Lalu Prasad's 'Hindus eat beef' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attacked RJD chief Lalu Prasad over his "Hindus also eat beef remark".
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PM Modi's Bihar rallies: 7 interesting quotes

Announcement made at 83rd IAF Day celebration.
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Women will soon fly fighter jets, IAF chief says

Roads minister says Manmohan too kept quiet, claims a section of media and ‘Left-thinking’ people have got priorities wrong.
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It isn’t PM's job to speak on Dadri killing: Gadkari

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It isn’t PM's job to speak on Dadri killing: Gadkari

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Modi has 4% lead over Nitish-Lalu in votes: Poll

The BJP-led alliance has a sizeable four percentage point lead over the Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in the upcoming Bihar state election – a largely bipolar contest – according to an exclusive opinion poll for The Times of India.
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Meat in Akhlaq fridge was mutton, not beef

Mohammad Akhlaq’s family had insisted all along that there was no beef in the house. And now a forensic test has proved precisely that: the meat that the mob found in Akhlaq’s fridge, and which they claimed was the proof they needed to lynch him, was mutton, not beef.
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Indian men’s lust fuelling violent cyber porn: CBI

The CBI on Thursday told the Supreme Court that under the existing set-up, it was extremely difficult to curb circulation of violent porn on the internet as content providers keep shifting websites to cater to the huge “domineering male population” in India showing “insatiable lust and penchant for salacious material”.
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Mohajirs, Baloch hit Pak's Kashmir-stand

While all eyes were on the fireworks between Pakistan and India inside the United Nations last week, demonstrations by a large group of Mohajirs against the Pakistani establishment – largely unnoticed by a media focused on what was happening within the UN – is revealing the new fault lines in a country that has long believed it can unfasten Jammu and Kashmir from the Indian union.
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Lalu to PM: Prove ‘shaitan’ remark or apologize

RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday challenged PM Narendra Modi to either prove that he had made the ‘shaitan (devil) on his tongue’ comment or apologize to Bihar people for “calling all Biharis devils”
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Lalu to PM: Prove ‘shaitan’ remark or apologize

RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday challenged PM Narendra Modi to either prove that he had made the ‘shaitan (devil) on his tongue’ comment or apologize to Bihar people for “calling all Biharis devils”
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'Big Boss' Lalu Prasad wants to run Bihar with remote control, PM Modi says

PM Narendra Modi said on Friday said that RJD chief Lalu Prasad will "remote control" the affairs in the state if the grand alliance came to power in Bihar.
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Kidnapping thriving in Bihar: Top quotes of Modi

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition by Nilam Katara seeking death penalty for her son Nitish Katara's murderers - Vikas and Vishal Yadav.
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Katara murder: SC rejects death for convicts

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, who recently launched Full Stop, a national campaign against child sexual abuse, interacted with Facebook users on Friday.
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Satyarthi to TOI: Nobel only a comma in my life

An engaging game of hockey ended in India's favour 3-2 courtesy a superb late goal by Dharamvir Singh with 40 seconds left on the clock.
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India pip New Zealand 3-2 for series lead

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India pip New Zealand 3-2 for series lead

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Dadri village limping back to normalcy, but political blame game continues

As the UP police kept a close vigil in and around the village, several Hindu neighbours met the family members of victim Iqlakh to express their condolences.
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Kejriwal sacks Delhi minister for 'corruption'

"We received a complaint, assessed it and have decided to remove Asim Ahmed from the cabinet," Kejriwal said.
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US drops Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels

The United States is dropping a $500 million Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels fighting the administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing unidentified Obama administration officials.
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1 dead in shooting at Northern Arizona University

One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting at an Arizona university early Friday before the gunman was captured, officials said, in the latest such incident in the United States.
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Quit country if our values ‘unpalatable’: Oz PM

Sending a strong message to those involved in terrorism, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday advised people to leave the country if Australian values were "unpalatable" to them.
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Quit country if our values ‘unpalatable’: Oz PM

Sending a strong message to those involved in terrorism, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday advised people to leave the country if Australian values were "unpalatable" to them.
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Tell us one place where Ganga is clean? National Green Tribunal asks Centre

The green panel came down heavily on the government for its approach towards ensuring cleanliness of the river and said almost nothing has happened in reality.
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Excerpts: Why the minister was sacked

Kejriwal said he was acting on a complaint which alleged that Asim had accepted a bribe of Rs. 6 lakh to help a builder in Matia Mahal, of which the latter is the elected MLA.
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Riot in UP's Mainpuri, cops' vehicles gutted as mob targets four accused of killing cow

Violence broke out in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday after a mob chased, beat up and nearly lynched a group of men accused of killing and then skinning a cow.
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Tremors felt in parts of Delhi-NCR: Reports

Mild earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR at around 1:40am.
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SC agrees to Rs 1,300 tax on polluting trucks

In a bid to reduce the capital’s high air pollution levels, the Supreme Court on Friday said it would order levying of a pollution tax of Rs 1,300 on heavy trucks and Rs 700 on light commercial vehicles to deter the smoke-spewing vehicles from entering the city.
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Step-parent not liable to maintain child: HC

The Gujarat high court has held that a stepmother or stepfather is not liable to maintain a stepchild because the provisions of Section 125 of the CrPC make it obligatory for kin to maintain only blood relations.
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How deaths in Vyapam stopped suddenly, SC asks

The spate of spooky unnatural deaths of those linked to Vyapam recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh has stopped completely since the Supreme Court ordered CBI probe into it and decided to monitor the investigations.
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How deaths in Vyapam stopped suddenly, SC asks

The spate of spooky unnatural deaths of those linked to Vyapam recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh has stopped completely since the Supreme Court ordered CBI probe into it and decided to monitor the investigations.
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Islamic State recruit's SOS to family in Azamgarh: 'Help me return home'

A youth from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, who had joined ISIS to fight in Iraq, wants to return home and has contacted his family to facilitate it.
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Dhoni the captain and player under scrutiny

His job may not be on the line yet but Dhoni will have to quickly pull out some of his old tricks if he hopes to continue as the leader of India's limited-overs sides.
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E-tailers may earn Rs 3k cr in iPhone sales

Apple plans to sell more than 10 lakh units of its new phone in India, and half of it is expected to happen through the online route.
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Saudi crush was deadliest haj tragedy ever

One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the haj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.
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Mob in UP targets 4 on rumours of killing cow

Violence broke out in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday after a mob chased, beat up and nearly lynched a group of men accused of killing and then skinning a cow.
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Mob in UP targets 4 on rumours of killing cow

Violence broke out in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday after a mob chased, beat up and nearly lynched a group of men accused of killing and then skinning a cow.
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At least 30 dead, 126 injured in Ankara peace rally blasts: Govt

The scene was to have hosted an anti-government peace rally organised by leftist groups later in the day.
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CBI raids Mallya's defunct Kingfisher Airlines

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids on liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his now defunct company Kingfisher Airlines in its probe into IDBI bank's Rs 950 crore loan, which was given to the company despite the airline's negative credit ratings and net worth.
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North Korea says ready for war with US

Thousands of troops stood at attention under a blue autumn sky in Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, named after Kim Jong Un's grandfather and the founder of the nation, as Kim, appearing relaxed and confident as he leant heavily on the lectern, made his speech.
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In Pics: N Korea stages massive military parade

Nearly 250 people have been booked while 21 others, including two who were removing skin of a dead cow, arrested in connection with violence in Mainpuri which was triggered by the rumours of cow slaughter.
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Cow slaughter rumours in Mainpuri: 21 arrested

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Cow slaughter rumours in Mainpuri: 21 arrested

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Nawaz Sharif invites hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to Pak

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit his country, the separatist's party said here on Saturday.
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Bengal civic polls: Massive win for Trinamool

In a major boost for ruling Trinamool Congress ahead of next year's assembly polls, the party on Saturday scored landslide victory in violence-marred elections to Bidhannagar and Asansol Municipal Corporations and wrested Bally civic body from the Left Front.
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Blasts in Turkish capital kill at least 86

Bodies of the slain activists were seen strewn across the ground after the blasts, with the banners they had been holding lying next to them for the "Work, Peace and Democracy" rally.
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Uddhav to skip Modi's events in Mumbai tomorrow

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will not be attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions in Mumbai tomorrow as he will be away in Marathwada to review the drought situation there.
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Patel stir threatens India vs SA ODI in Rajkot

Reports that Hardik Patel - a former cricketer at the junior level, is all set to take 10,000 members of patidar community for a peaceful demonstration inside the venue has left Saurashtra Cricket Association officials in a dizzy.
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Patel stir threatens India vs SA ODI in Rajkot

Reports that Hardik Patel - a former cricketer at the junior level, is all set to take 10,000 members of patidar community for a peaceful demonstration inside the venue has left Saurashtra Cricket Association officials in a dizzy.

Source: The Times of India News