January-December Fiscal? Here's What Most Countries Follow
A change in the financial year would require amendments in various statutes and changes in tax laws during the transitional period.
Sahara's Aamby Valley Gets Rs 24,646 cr Income Tax Notice
Officials said the notice was issued by the taxman in January this year after the special audit of AVL's income for the Assessment Year 2012-13 found that the parent firm had allegedly floated a clutch of Special Purpose Vehicles whose incomes were later accounted on the account of AVL as they were merged with the former in due course of time.
Coal Scam: CBI Files FIR Against its Former Chief Ranjit Sinha
Earlier, the Supreme Court directed the CBI to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to look into prima facie charges against Sinha.
Pakistani Hackers Deface, IIT-Delhi, DU and AMU Websites
The hacker group said it has not stolen or deleted any data of IIT Delhi but was delivering message to the “government and the people of India”.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Read Muslim Law Board's New Code on Talaq
All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Tuesday called for social boycott of a man pronouncing triple talaq in one sitting.
Govt Says Promotion of Hindi Being Projected as 'Imposition' by Media
“Also, the recommendation is based on the policy of propagation; promotion of official language through motivation and inspiration, which is in line with the government’s policy”.
NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy Bats For Taxing Agricultural Income
"I don't believe in artificial distinction of rural and urban, so whatever is the threshold on personal income side on urban side, should be the exactly same on rural side.
Sukma Attack: Venkaiah Naidu Attacks Human Rights Activists for Their Silence
A day after Maoists killed 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma, information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused human rights activists of ‘selective outrage’.
Want to Write Blogs, Cover Letters, FB Posts? DU Offers Help and a Course
"Writing does not necessarily mean writing heavyweight non-fiction books or highly dramatised fiction. It also includes writing generic but important content properly such as that for blog posts, cover letters or for that matter Facebook posts," a senior official of the English department said.
EC Bribery Case: Court Asks Police Why no Action Against TTV Dinakaran
The case pertains to an alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission (EC) official by AIADMK (Amma) leader Dinakaran to try to get the party’s poll symbol of two leaves for a by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu. The polling was later cancelled by the EC.
7-Year-Jail Term to Chhota Rajan in Fake Passport Case
A special court on Tuesday awarded seven-year jail term to gangster Chhota Rajan and three retired public servants in a fake passport case.
'Chhattisgarh Police Can Fight Naxals, Govt Will Take Call on Deploying Army'
CNN-News 18's Shreya Dhaundiyal spoke to DM Awasthi, Director-General (Anti-Naxal Operations) Chhattisgarh Police, who insisted that his force and CRPF would "strike back" for Monday’s horror.
A Muslim Woman's Open Letter to Sadhvi Prachi on the Nikah-nama
In Islam, the marriage is a simple social contract between a man and a woman. The terms of that contract is stated in a ‘nikah-nama’. While divorce is discouraged in Islam, but not made into a difficult binary that would tie you down for all your life.
From Drone Intel to Improving Local Intel: All That's on Table to Defeat Naxals
Deployment of army in the heart of the country is an often talked about option, but even the army has been against it.
Soumya Rape and Murder Case: SC to Hear Curative Petition on Thursday
A six-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, will on Thursday hear the curative petition filed by the Government of Kerala in the Soumya rape and murder case.
Narada Sting Case: TMC MP Moves HC For Quashing CBI FIR
The CBI has booked 12 top TMC leaders, including MPs and ministers, and an IPS officer in connection with the Narada sting operation case.
British-Era Jail to be Opened For Prisoners Again
Bhopal’s old jail which is a British-era structure is all set to be functional once again, almost 24 years after the Central Jail shifted to Gandhinagar.
Banned Union Members Leading Biggest Ever Student Unrest in Kashmir
Schools and colleges in Kashmir were opened on Monday, a week after they were shut to curb the student protests, in hope that normalcy would return.
SP Leader Gayatri Prajapati Gets Bail From POCSO Court in Rape Case
A POSCO court in Lucknow on Tuesday granted bail to rape accused Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati and two others—Pintu Singh and Vikas Verma.
Govt Looking Into Bad Loans Issue as a Top Priority: Arun Jaitley
The Reserve Bank of India has come out with several guidelines and schemes under which the banks have been empowered, Jaitley said.
Lucknow Cancels 58 Approvals for Commercial Use of Residential Areas
Reversing another order of Satyendra Singh, former vice-chairman of Lucknow Development Authority, divisional commissioner Anil Garg has cancelled proposals to convert 58 residential properties into commercial ones. The owners of these properties include some of the top leaders of Samajwadi Party.
Man Forges Class VIII Marksheet, Exposed After 11 Years
A man from Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district failed class VIII exam but forged the marksheet and no one can detect it for over a decade.
Modi Govt Wants States to Generate Resources For Farm Loan Waiver
The Yogi Adityanath government in its first cabinet meet approved its implementation, triggering a spate of demands in others BJP ruled states like Maharashtra for a similar bailout to farmers in drought hit districts of the state.
Delhi HC Stays Order Upholding JNU Admission Policy
The Delhi High Court has stayed its single judge order upholding the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on the UGC regulations.
Locals Clash at Sovabazar, Five Persons Injured
A senior officer of Jorabagan police station said, at least five persons was injured in the fight.
Malegaon Case: HC Grants Bail to Sadhvi Pragya, No Relief for Purohit
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, while rejecting a similar plea by Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, in the 2008 Malegaon Blast Case.
Sukma Attack Cold-Blooded, Govt Will Review Naxal Policy: Rajnath Singh
Terming the attacks on CRPF jawans in Sukma as cowardly and cold-blooded, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the Centre will review its strategy to fight left-wing extremism.
Mamata Changes Names of Modi Govt Schemes For Which State Pays a Share
The letter signed by Saurabh Kumar Das, Additional Chief Secretary, categorically states that only the names given by the state government should be used for correspondence.
College Cut Offs to Fall Next Year as Boards Scrap Marks Moderation Policy
Doing away with disparity in marking system of various education boards, Union Human Resources Development Ministry has asked the boards to scrap the marks moderation policy, under which extra marks were awarded to students in certain papers considered to be difficult.
Saharanpur Violence: Lakhanpal Says Situation Close to Something Seen in Kashmir
Several people, including Sharma and SSP Love Kumar, were injured in brick-batting between members of two communities on Thursday following an argument over the rally passing through communally sensitive Janakpuri area here.
Armed Forces Stores Suspend Sale of Patanjali's Amla Juice
The sources said as per procedure, CSD has immediately suspended the sale of the particular batch of the item and sent a show cause notice to the company to examine the deviations and explain about them.
Stalin Detained During DMK-led Opposition Bandh in Tamil Nadu
A dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in support of drought-hit farmers is being observed in Tamil Nadu today, with DMK working president M K Stalin courting arrest in the Cauvery delta region of Tiruvaur.
AIADMK Symbol Row: Dinakaran to be Interrogated for Fourth Consecutive Day
Sukesh during his interrogation confessed that Dinakaran offered him money and that most of the meetings took place in Chennai.
Despite 54-hr Rescue Effort, 6-year-old Trapped in Borewell Dies
A six-year-old girl who had fallen into a 400-feet deep borewell in a village near Karnataka's Belagavi district died on Monday night.
How TP Senkumar Pleaded His Case And Won Back The Post of Kerala DGP
It’s rare for the apex court to interfere in such appointments and the ruling has led to a debate on judicial overreach.
We Are Being Asked to do State Police's Job, Says Former CRPF Chief
Former CRPF Director General (DG) Dilip Trivedi tells News18’s Uday Singh Rana there is an urgent need to review CRPF’s role in anti-Naxal operations, and the jawans must be given more bullet-proof jackets and protective head gear.
Red Alert: India's Obscure War on Left Wing Extremism
With the killing of 26 CRPF personnel in an ambush at Sukma by Maoists, the government’s anti-Naxal strategy is under the spotlight once again.
Blow-by-blow Account of How India Lost 25 CRPF Jawans Within an Hour
In a deadly ambush by Naxals, 25 CRPF personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh’s Sukhma district.
Did Complacency Creep into Modi Government's anti-Naxal Policy?
On March 17, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Lok Sabha that the number of Naxal-affected districts in the country has fallen to 68 from 106, a decline of more than 35%.
They Were 300 in Number, We Also Killed Many of Them: CRPF Survivor
Twenty-four CRPF personnel were killed in a horrific attack unleashed by the Maoists on Monday, their second major of the year 2017.
Delhi's Iconic Hall of Nations, Hall of Industries at Pragati Maidan Demolished
The Hall of Nations and the Hall of Industries, two of the national capital's iconic modern architectural landmarks, celebrated globally, are now history.
India's First Sea Ropeway to Link Mumbai, Elephanta Island
India's first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, officials said here on Monday.
Aadhaar Mandatory to Ensure Poor Get Food: Centre Tells Delhi HC
The Union government told the Delhi High Court on Monday that Aadhaar was made mandatory to ensure the poor get subsidised foodgrains.
TCS, Infosys Accounted for Only 8.8 Percent of Total H-1B Visas: Nasscom
IT industry body Nasscom on Monday came out in defence of its members TCS and Infosys, saying the two accounted for only 7,504 -- 8.8 per cent -- of the approved H-1B visas in 2014-15.
No Violation of Bilateral Pact by Disallowing Access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan
Pakistan on Monday rejected India's assertion that it is violating a bilateral pact by not giving access to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court there.
CBSE Notice to 5 Schools in Delhi, 19 in Haryana For Violating Norms
Tightening the noose around schools violating its norms, the CBSE has issued notices to five schools in Delhi and 19 in Haryana asking why their affiliation should not be withdrawn.
Here's a Look at Recent Attacks on CRPF Personnel
Eleven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed on Monday in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.
Himachal Pradesh Board Exam Results to be Announced Soon
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) is all set to announce the results of the Class 12 Examinations conducted by it.
25 CRPF Men Die in Naxal Attack; Sacrifice Will Not Go in Vain, Says PM
Twenty-five CRPF men were on Monday killed in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.
Srinagar Witnesses Violence Once again as Schools Reopen
Fierce clashes broke out in the heart of Lal Chowk soon after colleges reopened after a week's break, around the same time chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was persuading Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend an olive branch to youngsters.
MCD Elections: Why Voters Were Inked on Ring Finger Instead of Index Finger
Still wondering why you were inked on the left ring finger instead of the index finger while voting in the MCD elections?
Rajasthan Assembly Adjourned Over Death of Pehlu Khan in Alwar
During the Zero Hour, the Congress party raised the issue of law and order in which Congress Deputy Whip Govind Singh Dotasara sought to corner the government over the alleged rape of a minor girl in Sikar on Sunday.
Display Foodgrain Subsidy at Ration Shops: Centre to States
Wheat and rice are being sold through PDS (public distribution system) shops, also known as fair price or ration shops, at a highly-subsidised rate of Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg, respectively, as per the Food Security Law.
Chhota Rajan, 3 Retired Govt Officials Convicted in Fake Passport Case
The Patiala House Court on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and three government officials in a fake passport case.
1,000-Hour Protest: How Tamil Nadu Farmers Shook Conscience of New Delhi
Tamil Nadu is facing its worst drought in 140 years, which has led to hundreds of farmer suicides.
Village 'Bans' Music at Dalit Weddings, Bride's Father Invites Cops to Baraat
A Dalit groom in Agar Malwa district in Madhya Pradesh was accompanied by police personnel from three different police stations after marriage procession was threatened by upper caste men.
PDP Leader Abdul Gani Shot Dead by Terrorists in Pulwama
On April 17, militants had shot dead a former public prosecutor affiliated with opposition National Conference in Shopian district.
TDP MP's Son Goes on Rampage Over Rs 80 Toll Fee, Arrested
When the toll plaza employee told him he had to pay like everyone else, the MP’s son and those with him went on a rampage and broke the glass windows and computers at the toll booth. They even manhandled the employees.
Illegal Mining Case: SIT Issues Second Summons to ex-Goa CM Kamat
A complaint was filed by the Mines and Geology Department in July 2013 seeking to fix criminal liability on those involved in the illegal mining as pointed out by various committees, including the Centre-appointed Shah Commission.
'Brutal' Tactics in Kashmir Will Feed More Militancy: New York Times
The editorial said the Modi government would do well if it follows the recommendations by a report presented to him by a group of citizens in January that cited strong feelings of discrimination and a "complete lack of faith" by Kashmiris in government promises.
SC Issues Notice to Army, Centre on Plea to Review Sahayak System
Sahayaks are attached to Army officers when serving with units or headquarters functioning on war establishment.
School Students clash With Police in Srinagar
One photojournalist was injured in clash between students of SP Higher Secondary School and police personnel. The school had just been reopened after it was closed for a week following similar student protests.
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's Wife Moves Plea Against CBI in DA Case
A Delhi court on Monday issued notice to CBI on a plea of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's wife over the charge sheet filed against the couple in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.
Pondy CM Raises Demand For Exemption From NEET at NITI Meet
This was one of the issues raised at the Niti Aayog meet in Delhi yesterday, the Chief Minister said, adding, others included farmers' welfare and development schemes for the Union Territory (UT).
Bovine Intervention: Here Comes a Unique ID Number For Cows
The government has also recommended special care for cows beyond the age of milking.
Rajnath Singh Reviews Kashmir Situation With Top Security Brass
The top security brass of the country on Monday reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir amid continued unrest in the Kashmir Valley.
Focus on Building Economy, Not Aircraft Carriers, Chinese Media Tells India
India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.
National Level Netball Player Given Triple Talaq on Phone, Writes to PM
AIMPLB though has accepted the fact that it is an inappropriate form of divorce and claimed the Muslim law board will do away with it over a period of time.
'300 WhatsApp Groups Used to Mobilise Stone-pelters at Encounter Sites'
Each of these 300 WhatsApp groups had around 250 members, the official said while explaining how determined attempts were being made to disrupt the operations of the security forces by mobilising stone-pelting mobs at the encounter sites.
'No Option But to Talk': Mehbooba Discusses Valley Violence With Modi
Amid increasing cases of violence in the Kashmir Valley, state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to press for dialogue to diffuse the situation.
Kailash Satyarthi Calls For Making India a 'Child-Friendly Country'
"Despite the country having 41 per cent of its population below 18 years of age, low spending for their education was paradoxical.
Happy Birthday India: PM Modi Wishes Jonty Rhodes's Daughter
The leader re-tweeted Jonty and added the caption ‘Happy birthday to India, from India’. It soon became viral as it got more than 7700 re-tweets and over 18000 likes on the social media site.
Double-Decker Overnight AC Train to be Launched in July
The Indian Railways will launch in July the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express, a special class service for overnight journey that will ply on high-demand routes.
Equal Citizens of India? Kashmiri Students Recount Threats and Attacks
It is not the first time when Kashmiris are facing such violence. What is far more common is the differential treatment meted out to Kashmiris who choose to study or work in other states.
Setback for Pinarayi, SC Orders Him to Reinstate Sacked DGP Senkumar
The Supreme Court has ordered the Kerala government to reinstate ousted DGP TP Senkumar causing a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Security Guard at Jayalalithaa's Kodanadu Retreat Found Murdered
Superintendent of Police, Murali Ramba, and other high ranking officials visited the spot and held inquiry, they said.
Universities, Colleges, Schools Re-open in Jammu and Kashmir Today
These educational institutions had remained closed for over a week following widespread protests by students after security forces entered a college in south Kashmir's Pulwama town on April 12.
Conman Sukesh Posed as HC Judge. And Dinakaran 'Believed' Him
Dinakaran will be questioned by the Crime Branch for the third straight day on Monday. During Sunday’s questioning, which ended at 1am, police reportedly confronted Dinakaran with the evidence.
Modi and Mehbooba to Talk Peace Amid Tensions in Kashmir and Coalition
Mehbooba, whose PDP is in alliance with the BJP in the state, is likely to press for some political initiative from the Centre to address the situation.
Passengers Strapped to Their Seats, SpiceJet Plays National Anthem
The April 18 incident prompted one of the passengers to file a complaint.
PM Modi Evaluates 13 BJP CMs, Asks Them to Stay Sharp on Social Media
At a meeting with BJP lawmakers during the recently-concluded Budget Session of Parliament, the Prime Minister had told party MPs to hone their skills on social media as future elections would be fought on digital platforms.
PM Modi Pitches for Switch to January-December Fiscal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January-December fiscal year.
'Shocked' Kashmiri Scholar Leaves BITS Pilani Campus After Threats
A Kashmiri scholar in BITS Pilani was forced to abandon his course after some unknown miscreants scribbled threats on his shirts and the door of his hostel room.
Howrah Shocker: 12-year-old Boy Murders Friend Over Rs 250 Cricket Match Bet
A 12-year-old boy in West Bengal's Howrah district allegedly killed his friend following a dispute over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, police said on Sunday.
GST Implementation Will Boost India's Growth, Says FM Arun Jaitley
India continues to be the fastest growing major economy in the world and its growth will accelerate further due to factors like implementation of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
PM Modi Asks States to Make Speedy Arrangements for GST Rollout
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the states should make legislative arrangements "without delay" for GST rollout from July 1.
After 40 Days, Tamil Nadu Farmers Suspend Protest Till May 25
Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been on protest sit-in here for the past 40 days, on Sunday announced suspension of their demonstration till May 25 after they met state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Flags H-1B Concerns With US Treasury Secy
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of restrictions on H-1B visa with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin as India fears the curb would impact the movement of Indian IT professionals to America.
Consumer Forum Issues Bailable Warrant Against SpiceJet's MD
A consumer forum here has issued a bailable warrant against the SpiceJet's managing director for ignoring its two-year-old order to reimburse the air-ticket's cost to a passenger, who was not allowed to board the plane.
Poll Panel to Buy 16,15,000 VVPATs From Central PSUs BEL and ECIL
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter of intent to purchase 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) at an estimated cost of Rs 3,173.47 crore during 2017-18 and 2018-19 from central PSUs BEL and ECIL, an official statement said on Sunday.
AIMPLB to Adopt Social Media to Clarify Sharia Laws
In a bid to clear confusion over Sharia laws, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to tread the social media path and also explore the possibility of starting a TV news channel and newspaper.
Britain Immigration Officials Detain 38 Indians for Overstaying Their Visas
Britain's immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for overstaying their visas or working illegally after conducting raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester.
Agra Violence: Fourteen People Associated With Different Groups Arrested
Fourteen persons associated with different right-wing outfits have been arrested today in connection with violence at Agra's Sadar Bazaar and Fatehpur Sikri police stations.
Three-year Action Agenda Presented at NITI Aayog Meet
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at its Governing Council meeting in New Delhi.
Amid a Heated Controversy, Sonu Nigam Posts Azaan Video
Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam, who is embroiled in a controversy for criticising sermons from the loudspeakers, has shared a video of Azaan.
Three Cattle Transporters Beaten up In Delhi's Kalkaji
Three people transporting cattle were allegedly beaten up by gau rakshaks in south Delhi’s Kalkaji late on Saturday night.
MP Court Nullifies Triple Talaq for Not Following 'Due Procedure'
A family court in Ujjain has "nullified" the triple talaq given by a man to his wife saying that due procedure prescribed in Muslim religious texts was not followed.
EC Tells Manufacturers it Wants 16 Lakh Paper Trail Machines in 2 Years
The Election Commission has set the ball rolling to buy over 16 lakh paper trail machines for EVMs in the next two years to be used in all polling stations in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
MCD Polls: Voters Face Problems Due to Faulty EVMs in Some Wards
Voters in a few municipal wards faced problems as Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at some polling booths did not work properly in the city.
Banks Looking at Bilateral Pact to Sell Kingfisher House
enders are considering making a fresh attempt to sell Kingfisher House here to recover their dues from Vijay Mallya, adopting a model followed in recent sale of the defaulter businessman's posh Goa villa.
PM Hails GST Consensus at NITI Aayog Meet; No Show by Kejriwal, Mamata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the consensus on Goods and Services Tax (GST) reflects the spirit of 'one nation, one aspiration, one determination'.
Got 2,000 Hate Tweets, But Abhijeet's Was Most Negative: Lt Gen Panag
Lieutenant General Harcharanjit Singh Panag, who was trolled for criticising the Indian Army’s alleged use of a man as a ‘human shield’ in Kashmir, on Sunday said the “most negative” tweet he read was from singer Abhijeet, who called him a “Pak support”.
Mamata, Kejriwal Skip NITI Aayog's Governing Council Meet
The third meeting of the council began at Rashtrapati Bhawan with the main agenda of deliberating on the 15-year Vision Document to accelerate the country's economicdevelopment.
Why Can't a Woman Live in Peace in This Country, Asks Supreme Court
Hearing an appeal of a man convicted for eve-teasing and abetting the suicide of a 16-year-old girl, an exasperated Supreme court asked why can't women live in peace in this country.
Missing Files Stumbling Block in Implementing RTI Act: CIC
A comprehensive plan should be devised to handle the issue of missing files which has become a "stumbling block" in implementing the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Central Information Commission has told the Department of Personnel and Training.
TN CM K Palaniswami Meets the Protesting Farmers at Jantar Mantar
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.
Now Apply for Passports in Hindi
The Ministry of External Affairs has made a provision enabling people to apply online for passports in Hindi.
New App in The Works to Answer All Your Rail-Related Queries
The Indian Railways is developing a new app to answer all your train travel- related queries.
PM, CMs to Get Preview of 15-yr Vision Document in NITI Aayog Meet Today
The NITI Aayog's Governing Council will hold its third meeting on Sunday where a 15-year Vision Document to accelerate the country's economic development will be presented. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the meeting.
Day After 7-hour Questioning, Dinakaran to Face Delhi Police Again Today
AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran will be questioned by the Delhi Police for the second consecutive day on Sunday over an alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the 'two leaves' party symbol and the related money trail.
Madras HC Rejects Plea to Appoint Full-time Tamil Nadu Governor
The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition seeking appointment of a full-time governor for Tamil Nadu, holding that the Constitution provides for appointment of the same person as governor for two states.
Train Station Where Modi Sold Chai to Get Rs 8-crore Makeover
Union Minister Manoj Sinha has said that the Vadnagar railway station in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to sell tea during his childhood will get a makeover worth Rs 8 crore.
MCD Elections 2017: Polling Ends, EC Says Final Voter Turnout 53%
Delhiites on Sunday voted in the high-octane municipal polls to decide a tight contest between the key players — the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress.
Madras HC Overturns 'Worst Judgment' to Acquit Five Men in Murder Case
Five men who were awarded life term by a lower court in a 2010 murder case were acquitted by the Madras High Court, which held that any judgment based on communal and social background of the accused was "unconstitutional."
Gone With the Wind: TN Minister's Thermocol Project to Conserve Water Goes Wrong
An 'experiment' by PWD officials to try and cut water loss due to evaporation in Vaigai dam by covering a small portion of it with thermocol sheets came unstuck when parts of it were swept away by strong winds.
Two Terrorists Killed in Budgam Encounter, Gunbattle on
Two terrorists holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday and a massive gunbattle is underway between the jawans and the ultras.
Saharanpur Violence: UP Police Register Two FIRs Against BJP MP Lakhanpal
The Uttar Pradesh police have registered two FIRs against the BJP MP from Saharanpur Raghav Lakhanpal and 300 unnamed people in connection with Thursday's violence in Janakpuri area of district.
Doctors to Prescribe Generic Drugs Only or Face Action: MCI
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also asked the medical practitioners to ensure that there is rational prescription and use of drugs, failing which "strict disciplinary action" will be taken if they fail to adhere to it orders.
Cleanse Mumbra of 'Islamic Terror' Elements to Save India, Says Shiv Sena
Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of "Islamic terror" elements to save the country.
Expelled Congress Leader Barkha Singh Joins BJP
She said her decision was not aimed at gaining any position in the party.
Deadly Stink: The Hidden Life of Garbage in Delhi
All contenders in the ring for Sunday’s municipal polls in Delhi have made much of rendering Delhi garbage and landfill free, but grand promises don’t hold much water in the offices of the capital’s imposing Civic Centre.
As AIADMK Raises Toast to Reunion, Drought-hit TN Farmers Drink 'Urine'
After 38 days on protest and no signs of their demands being met, drought-hit farmers from Tamil Nadu drank urine to protest the delay in announcement of loan-waiver and a relief package.
Will Crush 'Goondagardi': Sulkhan Singh on Day 1 as UP Police Chief
"Those indulging in goondagardi and criminal activities will be dealt without mercy. They cannot escape. And even VIPs will not be spared," the 1980-batch IPS officer said without mincing words.
India Becoming Hub of International Arbitration: CJI JS Khehar
Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Saturday said India is becoming a hub of international arbitration and the government's initiative to work towards zero interference in the process will promote confidence among foreign traders.
SIT Issues Second Summons to Kamat in Illegal Mining Case
Kamat has been asked to remain present before Special Investigation Team of Goa Crime Branch on Monday (April 24).He would be questioned in relation with the illegal mining activity which is being investigated by us," senior Crime Branch official told PTI on Saturday.
Armed With Sickles, Gau Rakshaks Attack 9-year-old Girl, 4 Others in J&K
A nine-year-old girl was among five people beaten up by self-styled gau rakshaks in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Another Indian-American Out, Trump Admin removes Surgeon General Murthy
Indian-origin surgeon general Vivek Murthy has been asked to resign by the Donald Trump administration and will be replaced by his deputy Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the New York Times has reported.
India-US Ties More Stronger, Matured, Says Arun Jaitley
The US-India ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming more "stronger" and "matured" that defied changes in the governments in both the countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
Techies Dread H-1B Visa Review, But Indians Awaiting Green Cards See Hope
Many of these immigrants welcomed President Donald Trump's executive order this week to the federal departments overseeing the programme to review it, a move that may lead to H1-B visas being awarded to the highest-paying, highest-skilled jobs rather than through a random lottery.
AIADMK Symbol Row: Dinakaran to be questioned again at 2pm today
AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran is scheduled to appear before the Delhi Police today to join an investigation into his alleged attempt to influence the symbol war within the party.
AIADMK Symbol Row: TTV Dinakaran to Appear Before Delhi Police Today
AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran is scheduled to reach the national capital on Saturday to join an investigation into his alleged attempt to influence the symbol war within the party in his favour.
H-1B Visa Review: Indian Techies, IT Firms Fret Over Trump's Executive Order
For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time.
Govt Mulls Home Delivery of Petrol, Diesel to Cut Queues at Fuel Stations
You may soon get respite from long queues at petrol pumps as the government is mulling the introduction of home delivery of petrol and diesel.
Lal Batti Gone, But Will MPs Start Paying Taxes and Utility Bills?
The lal batti is not the lone symbol of privileges enjoyed by our netas. Here’s a list of the others.
Bandipore Hero Chetan Cheeta, Who Took 9 Bullets, Raring to go Back
He has lost his right eye, his upper limbs are badly fractured, and a bullet is still lodged in his body. The recovery will be a long and painful one, but the man who led from the front is raring to go.
Consular Access to Jadhav to be Decided on Merit Basis: Pakistan
“In all such cases…the request of this nature would be decided on the basis of merit,” he said at a media briefing yesterday. Zakaria said India had summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner over consular access to Jadhav but this was not something new.
Soon, Shariah Panchayats to be Set up for Muslim Personal Law related Disputes
The Islamic organization, which as formed as an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has decided to organize over 10,000 conferences and deploy a team of women to travel across the country to speak on polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala.
Govt Doesn't Care For Widows of This Country, Says Supreme Court
In a stinging remark, the Supreme Court on Friday said when it passes some directions, it is claimed that the courts are "trying to run the government", which does not want to act.
Ensure no Dengue or Chikungunya Cases Occur This Year: Delhi HC
The court also asked the agencies to inform it about what preventive steps they have taken in comparison to last year with regard to breeding of dengue mosquitoes.
Kerosene Catches Fire in PDS Shop in MP's Chhindwara, 14 Killed
The fire broke out a kerosene distribution centre in the village, a source said.
Navy Successfully Test-Fires Brahmos Land Attack Missile
The long-range missile was fired from guided missile frigate Teg on a target on land and it yielded desired results, a top navy official said.
Muslims Don't Vote For BJP, But We Gave Them Sanctity: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"We salute diversity and culture of India. There are two ways of looking at it. Let me be very frank today. There has been campaign against us for a very long time, but today we are here because of blessings of people of India," Prasad said.
Indian Railways is on The Verge of Bankruptcy, Says Dinesh Trivedi
Operating ratio could be tailor-made to a certain extent, depending on the objectivity of the Railways. I am not talking about fidgeting with accounts, but adjusting the account heads under which you want to put your expenses, so that the operating ratio will look better than what it is.
EU Foreign Policy Chief Holds Talks With Sushma Swaraj
Federica Mogherini also held delegation-level talks with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar during which they discussed progress on decisions taken during the annual summit in Brussels last year.
Service Charge Does Not Exist, It is Being Wrongly Charged: Food Minister
Service charge on hotel and restaurant bills is "totally voluntary" and not mandatory, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday after the government approved guidelines on service charge.
Why PM Modi Banned Mobile Phones From His Meetings
The world was moving from e-governance to mobile-governance and the best equipment needed to be used for the welfare of people, he added. Social media sites were helpful when they were used for spreading information about the good work being done.
Supreme Court to Hear Plea Alleging Torture, Killings by BSF Personnel
Bijan Ghosh, appearing for the NGO, said the trial of an errant BSF personnel before the Security Force Court is opaque and hardly leads to conviction and claimed that the two provisions of the Act are unconstitutional.
UAV Lakshya Crashes in Paddy Field in Odisha
A team from the Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal would come to the accident site to collect debris and investigate the incident, the DRDO official said.
Bihar Lawyers Burn Copies of Law Panel Recommendations
"We burnt copies of the recommendations in front of the High Court after lunch hour. We will continue our agitation till the proposed amendments are withdrawn by the Central government," senior High Court advocate Yogesh Chandra Verma told PTI.
India Will Pay if it Plays Dalai Card: Chinese Daily
India will pay "dearly" if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card against China, a Chinese commentator warned on Friday.
Satirist Ravi Kiran Arrested For Cartoon on Chandrababu Naidu
The Andhra Pradesh police have detained popular political satirist Ravi Kiran for his “derogatory” cartoon about Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son and IT Minister Nara Lokesh.
Court Sends Two ISIS Men to Jail for 7 years in Terror Case
Special court on Friday awarded seven-year jail term to two men after they pleaded guilty of criminally conspiring to raise funds and recruiting people for the terror outfit ISIS.
HC Refuses to Hear PIL to Stop Triple Talaq on Hindu Wives of Muslim Men
The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking a direction to the Centre that triple 'talaq' or polygamy should not be applicable to Hindu women who are married to Muslim men.
SC Questions Govt on Making Aadhaar Mandatory for I-T Returns
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.
We Can't Order UK to Return Kohinoor: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot pass an order to bring back the Kohinoor diamond which is in the possession of the United Kingdom or say that they should not auction it.
From Regulators, Become Enabling Agents: PM Modi to Bureaucrats
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told officials that there is need for qualitative change along with the increase in workload.
Ensure Safety of Kashmiris, They Are Equal Citizens of India: Rajnath to States
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of the country.
CGBSE Class 10 Result 2017: Dhamtari Boy Tops With 98.17%
The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) on Friday announced the results for Class 10 board exams.
Eight Kashmiri Students of Mewar University Heckled in Rajasthan
Eight Kashmiri students, studying at Rajasthan’s Mewar University, were allegedly heckled on Wednesday night by a group of unidentified people.
Aurangabad-Hyderabad Passenger Train Derails, One Injured
All the train passengers are safe, he said. Restoration measures have been taken up on a war footing, he said.
China Has no Business to Name any Indian Place: Venkaiah Naidu
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said "every inch" of Arunachal Pradesh belongs to India and China has "no business" to name any Indian place.
Fee Hike: 18 Ghaziabad Schools Get Show-cause Notice
The Ghaziabad district administration has served show-cause notices to 18 schools here and sought an explanation to the hike in fee.
Arun Jaitley Takes up H-1B Visa Issue With US Commerce Secretary
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has "strongly raised" the H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, highlighting the important role played by highly skilled Indian professionals in America, officials said.
Offensive WhatsApp Posts Can Land Group Admin in Jail
Think twice before becoming administrator of a group on WhatsApp or Facebook as one is liable for prosecution if any rumour or fake news is circulated on it.
Mulayam Served With a Fine of Rs 4 Lakh by UP Power Department
Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday found himself on the wrong side of the Yogi Adityanath government with his bungalow in Etawah being raided by the state power department.
H1B a Trade And Services Issue, Will Keep a Close Watch: India
India on Thursday said it was keeping a "close watch" on the US tightening the H-1B visa rules which will impact Indian IT industry and professionals, and asserted that the issue will be taken up with the Trump administration.
Delhi High Court to Hear PIL on Triple Talaq Issue Today
Delhi High Court will hear on Friday a PIL for issuance of directions to the government that triple 'talaq' or polygamy should not be applicable to Hindu women married to Muslim men.
Government Orders ISPs to Block Child Sexual Abuse Content by July 31
The government has directed Internet service providers (ISP) to block distribution and transmission of child sexual abuse content by July 31.
Everything is Fair in Love And War: Ram Madhav on Kashmir Jeep Video
"War-like situation emerges when 900 to 1000 people with heavy stones stand in the way, you are left with only two options. Go and crush them, indulge in some kind of killing spree which that young major avoided"
Military Cannot be Subjected to FIR For Its Operations: Army
Operations against terrorists or insurgents may be affected if FIRs are lodged against the Army, the Supreme Court was told on Thursday.
Captain Amarinder Seeks PM Modi's Intervention to Sell Power to Pakistan
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in allowing the state government to sell its "surplus power" to Pakistan or Nepal in the economic interest of the state which is facing a cash crunch.
Savour This Bundle of Puppyness to Calm Your Frayed Nerves
Arushi Dixit, one of the co-founders, said, “These dogs are going to be here for their whole span, we are not going to put them for adoption or sale. They are Fur Ball Story’s furry army and they are going to be that.”
Modi, Paytm Founder in Time's 'Most Influential People List'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of '100 most influential people in the world' this year released by the Time magazine on Thursday.
Oil Ministry Slams Move to Shut Petrol Pumps on Sunday
Southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, parts of Karnataka -- mostly around Bengaluru -- and some areas of Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, may see petrol pump owners down their shutters on Sundays beginning May 14 to press for higher commission on petrol and diesel they sell.
NGT Raps MCDs Over Funds, Asks Them to Rationalise Staff
the National Green Tribunal on Thursday took these civic bodies to task for not utilising the funds alloted to them by the Centre and asked them to rationalise the staff to meet the financial crunch.
Naroda Patiya Massacre Case: Maya Kodnani Moves HC to Call Amit Shah as Witness
The seven others who Kodnani wanted to be summoned as witnesses are former BJP MLA Amrish Patel, Jagdish Patel, Lakhabhai Rathod, Dhaval Shah, Dhiraj Rathod, M D Lakhiya and Kantibhai Solanki
Take Care of Children Born to Rape Survivors, They Too Are Victims: HC to Maha Govt
The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that merely giving compensation to rape survivors is not enough and efforts should be made by Maharashtra government to frame a policy for the welfare of children born to them as they too are victims.
Sonu Nigam Tweets Lead to a Real-Life Fight in MP's Ujjain, 2 Injured
The controversy over playback singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets against Azaan led to a real-life fight ensued in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district which left two grievously injured.
NIA Court Issues Non-bailable Warrant Against Zakir Naik
Last week, another city court had issued an NBW against Naik in a case of money laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate against him. The ED lawyer had said Naik was believed to be in the United Arab Emirates.
Modi Government Likely to Announce Policy to Tackle Bad Loans Soon
India's banks, for long laboring under a mountain of bad loans, can expect a government intervention soon, multiple sources have told News18.
Imran Khan Demands Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Resignation
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after a Supreme Court bench declared there was "insufficient evidence" to remove him from office on graft charges.
Police go into Tizzy as Wireless Flashes CM Fleet Car Missing
Adityanath, who arrived here this morning, undertook a surprise inspection of the District Hospital where he enquired about treatment and other facilities from the patients.
Delhi Court Frees Man of Rape Charge, Says Woman Was Mature Enough
A Delhi court has acquitted a man of charges of raping and threatening a woman on the false promise of marriage, saying the complainant was "mature enough" to understand what was happening between them.
Pak SC Verdict: Understand What it Means For Sharif, And its Impact on India
The Kulbhushan Jadhav case was seen by many as an attempt by the new Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to assert himself.
Parliamentary Panel Calls Urjit Patel Again on Note Ban Issue
RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been asked by a parliamentary panel to appear before it again on May 25 over demonetisation issue after former prime minister Manmohan Singh prevailed over BJP MPs in the panel to call him.
I-T Recovers Rs 10 cr Cash, 10 kg Gold From UP Officer's Premises
In the second search at Noida, the department recovered some documents and is searching various premises and bank lockers associated to the former Officer on Special Duty OSD) of the Noida Authority.
Lutyens' Delhi Has a Date With Deendayal Upadhyay's Ekatma Manavad Next Week
Upadhyay’s thoughts on Ekatma Manavad are considered the bedrock of BJP’s socio-political and economic agenda, vis-à-vis Nehruvian Socialism.
We Have Become Intolerant and Irrational, Says Supreme Court judge
A sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India on Thursday said that the two issues plaguing the country at the moment are the low levels of tolerance among the masses and rural-urban disconnect.
EC to Get 30,000 New VVPAT Machines by July for Gujarat, Himachal Polls
The Election Commission will get 30,000 new paper trail machines in July, augmenting its present stock to a level where it can deploy these units in all polling stations during the assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year.
Hijack Warning Was Sent by Man who Wanted to Avoid Goa Trip with Girlfriend
Vamshi Chowdhary was facing financial problems and wanted to cancel his trip to Mumbai and Goa with his girlfriend. What Chowdhary did to achieve this led to panic in the Indian security establishment. The 32-year-old sent a hoax mail warning of simultaneous hijack attempts at Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports.
Yogi Adityanath Bans Alcohol at Pilgrimage Places of All Religions
After a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses and a controversial, but popular, campaign against ‘Romeos’ in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now banned alcohol at pilgrimage places and ordered the formation of a new excise policy.
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh Appears Before ED in Delhi
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with a money laundering case registered against him and others.
Green Panel Sees Red as Sri Sri Deflects Blame on Yamuna Floodplains Damage
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday took exception to spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s statement blaming the green panel and the Centre for damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains during a cultural event by his Art of Living Foundation last year.
'I Came at 9:40. Why Did Event Start at 9:57': Rajnath Singh Pulls up Babus
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday pulled up officials for delay in the Civil Services Day function at Vigyan Bhawan.
Madhya Pradesh Seeks Death Penalty For Rapists
Madhya Pradesh has prepared a proposal seeking death penalty for rapists.
Indian-origin CEO May Spend Less Than a Month in Prison for 'Beating' Wife
The plea agreement means that 38-year-old Gattani will have felony assault charge reduced to avoid the risk of being deported back to India.
Supreme Court Allows NDMC to E-auction Taj Mansingh Hotel
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed civic agency NDMC to e-auction five-star hotel Taj Mansingh, presently being run by Tata Group firm Indian Hotel Company Ltd (IHCL), in the heart of the national capital.
3 Suspected ISIS Sympathisers Arrested in Joint Operation by Delhi, UP Police
Three suspected Islamic State sympathisers were arrested on Thursday in a joint operation by the Delhi Police and the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS).
AIADMK Live: No Talks Without Ouster of Sasikala Family, Says OPS Camp
AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran has been asked by the Delhi Police to join the investigation into an alleged attempt to influence the party’s symbol war in his favour. The summons to Dinakaran were served hours after he "stepped aside" to pave the way for a merger of rival factions led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.
ED Questions Motilal Vohra, Hooda Over AJL Land Allotment in Panchukula
They were also confronted with some documents seized and recovered in this case, officials added.