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19-year-old sentenced to death for raping infant in Alwar

A 19-year old youth was given death penalty by a court for raping a seven-month-old child in Alwar district of Rajasthan in May, the first such sente...

Collegium reiterates K.M Joseph for elevation to Apex Court

The Supreme Court Collegium on Friday reiterated the name of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the Supreme Court.The Central govern...

Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019

Indian Railways will have 100 per cent bio toilets by next year that will make tracks safe and eliminate defacation on the rail lines, Railway Minist...

SC express concern over deaths in accidents due to potholes

The Supreme Court expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country and observed that the number fatalities ca...

Gurgaon schoolboy killing: SC rejects bail plea of juvenile accused

The Supreme Court rejected a bail plea of a juvenile, accused of killing a seven-year-old boy in a private school in Gurgaon. A bench of Justices RF ...

Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

Voicing dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttarakhand government to clean the Ganga, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said the situation w...

Shiv Sena to abstain from voting on no-confidence motion

The Shiv Sena will abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha moved by the Opposition against the Modi government, party source...

Hopeful of saving reservation for SC/ST: Minister

The government has put on hold recruitment for teaching positions in universities and colleges pending a decision on the special leave petition it ha...

Assault on Swami Agnivesh disgraceful: Baba Ramdev

Criticising the assault on social activist Swami Agnivesh, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said everyone has the right to their views in democracy but to be at...

SC upholds nomination of 3 BJP members as MLAs to Puducherry Assembly

The Supreme Court refused to stay the Madras High Court order upholding the Centre's decision to nominate three BJP members as MLAs to Puducherry Ass...

States given 2,969 cr to tackle waterlogging: Minister

To help states tackle the problem of waterlogging in the aftermath of heavy rains, the Centre has provided Rs 2,969 crore under its AMRUT scheme, Hou...

Hindu population in Bangladesh increasing: Sushma in RS

Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government quoted official records of that country to state that...

BJP says confident of defeating no-trust vote

The ruling BJP expressed confidence it would be able to defeat the Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion as it has a majority in the Lok Sabha, a...

Formalin scare: Goa bans fish import till July-end

The Goa government banned the import of fish from outside the state till the end of July, in view of the scare of formalin being found in it. "Instru...

IAF pilot dies in MiG-21 crash in Himachal Pradesh

A MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Wednesday, killing an Indian Air Force pilot, officials said. The ...

Acharya Balkrishna to get his passport back

In a relief to yoga guru Ramdev's close aide Acharya Balkrishna, the Uttarakhand High Court has issued orders for the release of his passport. The pa...

Govt says no dilution in SC/ST Act

There is no dilution of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and no institution or individual can take away rights...

BJP national executive meet on Aug 18-19

The national executive of the BJP will meet for two days in New Delhi next month, ahead of the crucial Assembly polls in three states later in 2018 f...

215 post office passport service centres opened: Govt

As many as 215 post office passport service centres were opened in different parts of the country for the benefit of the common man in the last four ...

No interviews for Class-IV jobs in J&K: Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government abolished interviews for all Class-IV posts in the state and the selection would now be based on the merit secured i...

Soon, milk outlets may come up at all railway stations

Railways is drawing up a plan to make milk available at railway stations across the country to promote its consumption, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal...

BJP appoints Anurag Thakur its chief whip in Lok Sabha

The BJP appointed Anurag Thakur, its MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, as the party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, party sources said. Thakur rep...

AAI mulls levying additional charges for slots during peak hours

Airlines might be asked to shell out additional charges for use of slots during peak hours at aerodromes, with the proposal being considered by the A...

Mayawati sacks BSP vice-president, day after he attacked Rahul's foreign origins

BSP chief Mayawati sacked newly appointed vice president Jai Prakash Singh, a day after he said Congress president Rahul Gandhi could never succeed i...

SC asks Parliament to consider new law to deal with mob lynching

The Supreme Court asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying "horrendous acts of mobo...

Gujarat govt launches measles-rubella vaccination drive

The Gujarat government launched a vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and rubella for which it has received a Rs 300 crore grant fr...

Church scandal: SC to hear anticipatory bail plea of priest

The Supreme Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Father Soni Abraham Varghese on Tuesday in connection with the sex scandal case involving f...

Sunanda Pushkar death: SC terms Subramanian Swamy's plea infructuous

The Supreme Court disposed of a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda...

I never promoted terror, claims Zakir Naik

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is wanted in terror-related cases in India, claimed that he has never promoted terror and his aim has ...

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