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1. Modi, Xi chat without aides for two-and-a-half hours (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

The one-on-one tete-a-tete between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over dinner on Friday lasted for two-and-a-half hours, well beyond the planned time, and was "very open and cordial",


2. Mahabalipuram: Modi, Xi to have total engagement of 6 hours during 2-day summit ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will engage for a total period of six hours during the Second Informal Summit in Mahabalipuram from October 11 to 12, as per sources.


3. Chhattisgarh Min inaugurates Garbage Cafe: Now enjoy free food in exchange for plastic waste ( News and Blogs )
 

Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singhdeo, inaugurated a 'Garbage Cafe' in Ambikapur, which will provide free food in exchange for plastic waste.


4. Jio's no more free, Airtel & Vodafone-Idea to make a call (3rd Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

With Reliance Jio announcing 6 paise per minute charge for voice calls to rival networks, Vodafone Idea on Wednesday termed the announcement "an action of undue haste" and Airtel termed the Mukesh Ambani-owned company's move a forced tactics to reduce interconnection charges.


5. Pained at the current situation of the party, Congress will bounce back: Salman Khurshid ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said he was pained at the current situation of the party but expressed hope that it will bounce back.


6. Kerala serial murder: Expert officials to be inducted into SIT probing the case ( News and Blogs )
 

Police has decided to induct expert officials in the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the death of six members of a family over a period of 14 years, state Police Chief Lok Nath Behera said on Tuesday.


7. Karnataka: Mysuru Palace lights up on final day of Dasara celebrations ( News and Blogs )
 

The famed Mysuru Dasara came to an end on Tuesday with grand celebrations and a spectacular display of lighting that lit up the entire Amba Villas Palace on the final day.


8. A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Book releases include journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised brain.


9. Big success for security forces: Defence Experts hail arrest of JeM operative in Jammu Kashmir ( News and Blogs )
 

Defence Experts on Monday hailed the arrest of a JeM operative from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a big success for security forces in the Valley.


10. 'Big relief': Petitioner thanks SC for taking cognizance in Aarey matter ( News and Blogs )
 

Rishav Ranjan, a law student and one of the petitioners, on Monday thanked Supreme Court for directing the Maharashtra government to ensure that no trees are further axed at Mumbai's Aarey Colony.


11. Vizag: Goddess Kanayaka Parameswari decorated with 4 kg gold, Rs 2 cr cash ( News and Blogs )
 

Devotees are thronging in large numbers to get a glimpse of goddess Kanayaka Parameswari here who has been decorated with as much as 4 kilograms of gold and approximately Rs 2 crore cash on the occasion of Durga Ashtami on Sunday.


12. Bollywood stars vent anger on social media over slashing trees of Aarey Colony ( News and Blogs )
 

Celebrities from Bollywood vented out their anger on social media after authorities began cutting down trees at Mumbai's Aarey Colony for a metro car shed, merely hours after the Bombay High Court dismissed all petitions against the move.


13. Maradu flats row: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 1 cr to municipality to make security arrangements ( News and Blogs )
 

Out of 343 apartments in the four complexes, families in 113 have already vacated and moved to other places while the remaining are likely to leave soon.


14. Sheikh Hasina to hold bilateral discussions with PM Modi today ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi today on ways to strengthen bilateral ties.


15. Srinagar to Mumbai via Delhi: Agencies on high terror alert (IANS SPECIAL) ( News and Blogs )
 

Phone intercepts from the Indo-Pak border, arms dropping by drones from across the border into Punjab last month, and Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) chief Lt General Faiz Hameed's recent tour of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, are three main reasons which prompted Indian security agencies to go on a high alert, particularly in Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.


16. No alternate houses in sight, Maradu flats residents to stay put ( News and Blogs )
 

With just a day left for the residents of the Maradu flats complex, set for demolition, to move out matters have reached an impasse as the owners have announced that they are not moving out as the alternate accommodation promised by the Ernakulam district authorities is not available.


17. Indian High Commissioner to UK inaugurates exhibition dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam on Wednesday inaugurated an exhibition here dedicated to the country's founding father Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.


18. India bets big on EVs in push for green transport ( News and Blogs )
 

The electrification of two-wheelers and buses in India has already picked up pace, but the country also wants to become a major market for electric cars by 2030. The target is to have 30 per cent of all cars on the road to be EVs.


19. Brahmos supersonic cruise missile with major indigenous systems test-fired successfully ( News and Blogs )
 

Brahmos supersonic cruise missile featuring Indian propulsion system, airframe, power supply and other major indigenous components, was successfully test-fired on Monday.


20. Hazardous Chinese firecrackers reaching India illegally ahead of Diwali: DRI warns govt agencies ( News and Blogs )
 

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has warned all investigating and intelligence agencies that a huge quantity of hazardous Chinese firecrackers has started reaching India illegally ahead of Diwali.


21. Wadiyars keep alive tradition, celebrate Royal Dasara at Mysuru Palace ( News and Blogs )
 

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar on Sunday performed puja and conducted the ''Khasgi Durbar'' a private durbar here at the Mysuru Palace.


22. Heavy rains kill 24, hit life in Bihar; Patna water-logged (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy rains continued in Bihar for the third consecutive day on Sunday, killing at least 24 people across the state and crippling life, especially in the state capital where record rains caused heavy water-logging and did not spare the houses of the Deputy Chief Minister and two former Chief Ministers.


23. Chandrayaan-2 may be hiding in shadows, says NASA after capturing landing site ( News and Blogs )
 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday released high-resolution images of the lunar region where Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram had attempted a soft landing earlier this month.


24. Government asks Maradu builders to return flat owners' money ( News and Blogs )
 

CPI(M) on Thursday asked the builders to return money to the owners of the flats violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms in Ernakulam's Maradu and said there was no choice other than demolishing the condos as per the Supreme Court order.


25. Criminal case against builders of three Maradu flats ( News and Blogs )
 

A criminal case was filed against builders of three apartments for violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms in Eranakulam's Maradu in Kerala on Thursday.


26. Al-Qaeda, terror cells affiliated to IS plan to attack Jews, Israelis in India ( News and Blogs )
 

Intelligence agencies have warned about plans of international terror outfits including Al-Qaeda and cells affiliated to the Islamic States (IS) of attacking Jewish and Israeli communities in India during their holiday season in September and October.


27. Top awards conferred on PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi was conferred the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award for the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign on the margins of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, in a long list of top awards he has received from countries and prestigious foundations across the world.


28. World not doing enough on climate change, warns Modi (3rd Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Warning that world is not doing to fight climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday an ambitious multi-pronged plan against global warming.


29. Sensex jumps 1,075 points as heavy buying continues after corporate rate cut ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy buying by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and domestic traders pushed up equity benchmark indices further on Monday after the corporate tax cut announced by the government last weekend.


30. As Modi, Trump echo similar sentiments, US-India relations touch new heights at Howdy Modi! event ( News and Blogs )
 

India and US relations soared on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump together addressed the Howdy Modi! event at Houston. The two leaders echoed similar sentiments on various issues, including terrorism, trade and defence.


31. Modi govt unrolls Rs 1.45 lakh cr tax bonanza, India Inc double-cheers (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Modi 2.0 government on Friday announced a Rs 1.45 lakh crore fiscal stimulus that includes slashing corporate tax to 22 per cent from 30 per cent now, cutting down MAT and lowering tax to 15 per cent for companies putting fresh capital into manufacturing.


32. Keep it simple: Learnings from Vikram's crash ( News and Blogs )
 

Keep the technology simple; freeze the mission profile and don't change it till the last moment; carry out the simulation tests to the maximum possible level -- these are some of the learnings from the crash landing of India's moon lander Vikram, said a former official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


33. Effective corporate tax rate after surcharge to be 25.17 pc: Sitharaman ( News and Blogs )
 

To promote growth and investments in the country, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced to slash the corporate tax rates for domestic companies and stated that a new provision has been inserted in the Income Tax Act with effect from fiscal year 2019-20.


34. Mahatma Gandhi to be 'brought to life' in Paris on October 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

On October 1, Mahatma Gandhi will be 'brought to life' through a three-dimensional hologram at the fourth Ahimsa lecture in Paris, in an event organised by UNESCO.


35. AgustaWestland case: Court sends Ratul Puri to judicial custody till Oct 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi court on Thursday sent businessman Ratul Puri to judicial custody in Tihar jail till October 1 in connection with Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.


36. Kerala HC seeks report on Palarivattom flyover at Kochi,Kerala ( News and Blogs )
 

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) to file a report on the Palarivattom flyover, closed 30 months after inauguration, and role of those involved in its construction.


37. Alliance could break if Shiv Sena not given equal seats to contest: Sanjay Raut ( News and Blogs )
 

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that if his party did not get half seats to contest in the upcoming Maharashtra polls then the alliance between the two parties could break.


38. Celebrating motherhood while continuing with a life, career (Book Review) ( Books )
 

The book "No Regrets - The Guilt-free Woman's Guide To A Good Life" published by Harper Collins, tells you how to live a guilt-free life - with a little help from a host of highly-accomplished women.


39. Cabinet approves ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarettes ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major initiative, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance for a comprehensive ban on e-cigarettes and e-hookahs which covers their production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement.


40. Sanyal pitches for more rate cuts from RBI to boost growth ( News and Blogs )
 

Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal on Tuesday indirectly pitched for further rate cuts from RBI to support the growth where he said there is far more space on the monetary side than the fiscal front for lifting economic growth.


41. 44 US Congressmen urge Trump administration to reinstate GSP for India ( News and Blogs )
 

A bipartisan group of 44 US lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to reinstate the preferential trade treatment under Generalised System of Preference (GSP) program to India as a part of a trade deal between the two nations.


42. Chidambaram turns 74, takes a dig at govt from Tihar (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Chidambaram, who celebrated his 74th birthday at Tihar jail, here on Monday mocked the Narendra Modi government's plan to achieve $5 trillion economy mark by 2024, saying no country had achieved 8 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth without exports increasing at 20 per cent.


43. Devipatnam boat tragedy: 17 more bodies recovered, toll rises to 25 ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll in the Godavari riverboat capsize incident near Kacchuluru village rose to 25 on Tuesday as 17 more bodies were recovered, an NDRF official said.


44. Naidu under house arrest, victims evicted from Guntur camp (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Tension gripped Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati and other parts of Guntur district on Wednesday as former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was placed under house while police evicted victims of alleged attacks by the ruling YSRCP from a TDP camp.


45. Jack Ma resigns as Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Daniel Zhang occupies top slot ( News and Blogs )
 

The e-commerce giant and one of Asia's richest man Jack Ma on Tuesday stepped down as the executive chairman of China's largest company -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, a decision which also coincided with his 55th birthday.


46. India-Pak set to fight it out over Kashmir at UNHRC session ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Pakistan are set to battle it out over Kashmir during the ongoing 42nd UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session at Geneva on Tuesday.


47. All possible efforts being made to establish communication with Lander Vikram: ISRO ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said all possible efforts are being made to establish communication with Lander Vikram, which has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2.


48. India, Pakistan to fight it out on J&K at UNHRC ( News and Blogs )
 

After failing to garner support on Jammu and Kashmir from countries individually, Pakistan is now preparing to rake up the issue at the forum of United Nations, mainly with the agenda of internationalizing the matter.


49. Birla Planetarium Director Duari lauds ISRO for locating Vikram Lander ( News and Blogs )
 

Lauding the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for locating Vikram Lander on the lunar surface, MP Birla Planetarium Director Debiprasad Duari stated that the space agency has completed a complex task and would be now trying to establish contact with the lander.


50. Chandrayaan 2 not a failure, its achievements significant: former DRDO scientist ( News and Blogs )
 

Former DRDO scientist Ravi Gupta asserted that the achievements of the ISRO mission were 'marvellous' despite lander Vikram losing contact with space stations minutes before landing on the lunar surface.


51. Did Vikram lose control and crash land on the moon? ( News and Blogs )
 

Did India's first moon lander Vikram crash on to the lunar surface resulting in the sudden snapping of the communication link with the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter?


52. '95% of Chandrayaan-2 intact as orbiter flying around moon' ( News and Blogs )
 

Even though the fate and the status of Vikram India's moon lander is not known - whether it crash-landed or the communication link got cut - all is not lost as far as the Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission is concerned, an ISRO official said on Saturday.


53. Here is all you need to know about Chandryaan 2 and its significance ( News and Blogs )
 

Chandrayaan-2 is India's first attempt at soft-landing on the surface of the moon which will make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to conduct a soft landing on the moon.


54. India's ambitious mission Chandrayaan 2 to touch down on moon surface tonight ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that the soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander on the lunar surface is scheduled between 1:30 am to 2:30 am on Saturday, followed by the Rover (Pragyan) roll out between 5:30 am to 6:30 am.


55. Chidambaram can seek bail after completing judicial custody ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram can apparently explore legal options after he has spent the requisite time, till September 19, in judicial custody at Tihar Jail.


56. India has never been aggressor but will not hesitate in using its strength to defend itself: Rajnath Singh ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stated that India has never been an aggressor in history but would not hesitate in using its strength to defend itself.


57. 15 MoUs exchanged during PM Modi's visit to Vladivostok ( News and Blogs )
 

A total of 15 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) or agreements were exchanged on Wednesday during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok in Russia, a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said.


58. Govt designates Hafiz Saeed, 3 other individuals as terrorist under amended UAPA ( News and Blogs )
 

The government on Wednesday declared four Pakistan-based individuals, including Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, as terrorists under the amended unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2019.


59. PM Modi in Vladivostok for EEF, talks with Putin ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which he will attend the annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) and hold bilateral Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


60. SC maintains status quo, extends Chidambaram's CBI custody till Sept 5 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered maintenance of status quo in the INX Media case and directed that the CBI custody of arrested Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram be extended till September 5.


61. Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav today ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan on Monday will grant consular access to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by the Pakistan military court on the basis of extracted confession of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017.


62. Ganesh Chaturthi: From Modak to Payasam- a range of lip-smacking delicacies ( Food )
 

For Ganesh Chaturthi devotees prepare a variety of lip-smacking delicacies to offer to the benevolent God.


63. Fifth and final lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed successfully: ISRO ( News and Blogs )
 

The fifth and final lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully on September 1 beginning at 1821 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system.


64. Govt to hold 51% stake in PSU banks: Finance Secy ( News and Blogs )
 

"PSU banks do a lot for the general public. The government will keep its stake at 51 per cent in the nationalised banks," said Finance Secretary Rajeev Kumar at a briefing to announce the mergers of PSU banks


65. PNB, Oriental Bank and United Bank to be merged: Sitharaman ( News and Blogs )
 

The government on Friday announced the merger of Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India to create the second-largest banking network in the country with 11,431 branches.


66. Army chief in Kashmir to review security ( News and Blogs )
 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be in Srinagar on Friday to review security preparedness in the Valley in view of the external threats following the withdrawal of the special category status of Jammu and Kashmir.


67. Court extends Chidambaram's CBI custody till Sept 2 ( News and Blogs )
 

A special court on Friday extended Congress leader P Chidambaram's CBI remand for three days in connection with the INX media case.


68. Fit India is what PM Modi wants (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the nation to look at health goals more seriously, invoked their passion for "fitter India" and asked people not to take the elevator to success as he launched the Fit India movement.


69. Intelligence warns of Pak commandos in Kutch (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A high alert has been sounded in Gujarat state and authorities directed to maintain tight security, including on ships berthed at Kandla port, in the wake of intelligence inputs warning of Pakistani commandos trained in underwater attacks having entered the Gulf of Kutch area.(IANS)


70. Centre's 85 schemes for J&k, normalcy key agenda of inter-ministerial meet (3rd Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Implementation of Centre's 85 schemes, including PM-KISAN, PM-KISAN-Pension, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Stand-Up India, as well as steps being taken to return normalcy to the Valley was discussed in a key inter-ministerial meeting in the Home Ministry on Tuesday.


71. Govt prevails over RBI to release Rs 176,000 cr surplus (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

On Monday, the government won and the RBI lost in what turned out to be an attritional war that saw a Governor being scalped. Mint Street after its board meeting announced that it will transfer a surplus of a little over Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government.


72. Chidambaram's CBI remand extended as SG cites 'evidence' (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A CBI court on Monday extended the CBI custody of former Union Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram till August 30 in the INX Media case as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that "some documents and evidence" have emerged.


73. PM Modi, Trump meet on G7 sidelines; discuss Kashmir issue ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 summit here on Monday. Both leaders discussed a wide range of matters, including the Kashmir issue.


74. Jaitley was BJP's man for all seasons ( News and Blogs )
 

Articulate, knowledgeable and versatile- Arun Jaitley was BJP's man for all seasons and contributed immensely to the party's emergence as a key force among the middle class.


75. Jaitley's last rites held with full state honours (2nd Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The mortal remains of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, one of the veterans of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were given the last rites with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday amid heavy rain, a day after he passed away.


76. Aircel-Maxis case: Court extends protection from arrest to P Chidambaram, son ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi court on Friday extended till September 3 the interim protection from arrest and reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea moved by senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.


77. Chandrayaan 2 captures first image of moon ( News and Blogs )
 

In a big achievement, Chandrayaan-2 has captured the first image of the moon, two days after entering the lunar orbit.The picture was taken by Vikram, the spacecraft's lander and shows the Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters.


78. CBI Court reserves order in Chidambaram's case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Special CBI Court here on Thursday reserved its order on an application of CBI seeking five-day remand of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX media case.


79. Chidambaram spends night at CBI headquarter which he inaugurated in 2011 ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, as then union home minister had participated in the inauguration of the new CBI headquarters in Delhi's Lodhi Road area in 2011- the same building where he spent Wednesday night after being arrested by the Central probe agency.


80. No immediate relief to Chidambaram, matter referred to CJI Gogoi ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was unable to get immediate relief from the Supreme Court on Wednesday as his plea seeking pre-arrest bail was referred to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.


81. Congress cries political vendetta, Chidambaram moves SC ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress has described the CBI and the ED teams' visit to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's house a "political vendetta" and accused the government of targeting the opposition leaders.


82. INX Media case: How PC got into trouble - A Timeline ( News and Blogs )
 

Hours after the Delhi High Court rejected former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's anticipatory bail in the INX media case, a team of the CBI and the ED officials visited his residence.


83. Chandrayaan-2 enters lunar orbit, soft landing on September 7: ISRO Chief K Sivan ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Space Research Organisation chief K Sivan on Tuesday announced Chandrayaan- 2's successful completion of lunar orbit insertion while stating that the mission would carry out a soft landing on the moon on September 7.


84. Top Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 75th birth anniversary ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress leaders, including interim party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Manmohan Singh paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75 birth anniversary on Tuesday.


85. J-K: Indian Army hits Pak post opposite Rajouri sector ( News and Blogs )
 

A Pakistani post opposite Rajouri sector in Jammu Kashmir was hit in action by Indian Army on Saturday.


86. Imran dials Trump, other UNSC members on Kashmir (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

With Pakistan being kept out of the UN Security Council deliberations on Kashmir, its Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday dialled the US and was also trying to reach out to the other members of the Permanent Five (P-5), in order to present its case before the UNSC before it meets later in the day to discuss the Kashmir issue.


87. India will give befitting reply if any action taken by terrorists on Article 370: Prasad ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that India is always alert to its security and if any act is committed by terrorists against the revocation of Article 370, then it will give a befitting reply.


88. 2G mobile internet restored in five districts of J-K ( News and Blogs )
 

Starting today morning, 2G mobile internet services have been restored in Jammu, Reasi, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts of the region.


89. Pakistan I-Day: No exchange of sweets between BSF, Pak Rangers at Attari-Wagah Border ( News and Blogs )
 

The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers personnel did not exchange sweets and greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day along the Attari-Wagah Border in Punjab.


90. Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory ( News and Blogs )
 

Chandrayaan-2 headed onwards on its path to the moon after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) early Wednesday successfully carried out a crucial process to manoeuvre India's second lunar probe out of the earth's orbit.


91. Janhvi Kapoor remembers Sridevi on her birth anniversary ( News and Blogs )
 


92. Strength I gained living in Himalayas still within me: Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

British adventurer Bear Grylls, who hosts the popular Discovery Channel show "Man Vs Wild", has mentioned about why PM Modi showed no apparent discomfort when he was out shooting for the extreme adventure show.


93. Eid celebrated peacefully in J-K, thousands offer prayers at prominent mosques ( News and Blogs )
 

Eid prayers were concluded peacefully in all parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday with prayers beginning at 7 am at most mosques which went on till noon in some places.


94. Kerala flood toll hits 67; over 2.54 lakh in camps (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

The heavy rains that lashed Kerala over the last few days have lessened in intensity, even as the toll rose to 67 while over 2.54 lakh displaced people were in relief camps, the state government said on Sunday.


95. President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday extended their greetings to the citizens of the country on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid.


96. CWC meeting to decide new Cong chief to be held tomorrow ( News and Blogs )
 

All eyes are now on the key meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) which is scheduled to take place on Saturday to fill the post of party president, which has remained vacant since Rahul Gandhi announced his resignation in May.


97. Pak FM Qureshi arrives in Beijing to hold deliberations on Kashmir ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Beijing on Friday morning. He is expected to hold meetings regarding the deliberations on the Kashmir issue.


98. Here's why Articles 370 and 35A were scrapped ( News and Blogs )
 

The abrogation of Article 370, removing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, has triggered a flurry of reactions with most backing the Centre's move.


99. Pakistan to expel Indian envoy; partially closes airspace ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan's top civil and military leadership has decided to expel Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and suspend bilateral trade with India in the wake of New Delhi's move of revoking special status for Jammu and Kashmir.


100. Before abolishing Article 370, Indian Army identified possible trouble spots in Kashmir: Top Sources ( News and Blogs )
 

Days ahead of Modi government that brought a resolution in Parliament to revoke Article 370, Indian Army and other security forces identified the main trouble spots in Kashmir and kicked-off preparations for tackling any possible untoward situation in the Valley post-announcement of the implementation of the decision.


101. Maharashtra floods: Five teams of NDRF airlifted to Pune ( News and Blogs )
 

Five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were airlifted from Punjab for the rescue operations in the flood-hit state of Maharashtra, sources said on Thursday.


102. Sushma Swaraj: A people's politician (Obituary) ( News and Blogs )
 

Fiery, feisty and indefatigable, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday, was a leader who fit many roles in her long political career.


103. Northern Army commander chairs meeting to review operational readiness in J-K ( News and Blogs )
 

In the backdrop of prevailing political and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Northern Army Command chief, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies in Srinagar to review operational readiness of the troops.


104. Government repeals Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir no more a state ( News and Blogs )
 

The Centre on Monday repealed Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a resolution in this regard was moved in the Rajya Sabha, and said the state will be split into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.


105. ISRO shares Chandrayaan pics, students to see landing (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday took to micro-blogging platform Twitter to share the first pictures of Earth captured by the LI4 camera installed in Chandrayaan-2.


106. Omar, Mehbooba under house arrest in Srinagar (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti will not be allowed to move out of their houses as strict restrictions are imposed in the Kashmir Valley from early Monday morning, police sources said.


107. Intel report warning of imminent terror attack in J&K behind recent troop buildup ( News and Blogs )
 

The Government's decision to curtail the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir came after a series of intelligence inputs were received by security agencies warning of multiple terror attacks by Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad.


108. Training program for all BJP MPs begins today; Social-media, NaMo App and West Bengal on agenda ( News and Blogs )
 

The two-day weekend workshop for all BJP parliamentarians begins here Saturday with dedicated sessions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP working president JP Nadda.


109. Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump has said that he would impose a fresh 10 per cent tariff on another $300 billion of Chinese goods that will take effect September 1, in a sharp escalation of a trade war between the two countries.


110. Confirmed inputs about terrorists from Pak trying to disrupt Amarnath Yatra: Army ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Army on Friday said that they got confirmed intelligence inputs that terrorists from Pakistan were planning to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra by carrying out attacks.


111. Unnao rape: SC shifts trial to Delhi, orders solatium, security to family (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


112. Unnao rape: SC shifts trial to Delhi, orders solatium, security to family (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Thursday passed an unprecedented and comprehensive order in the five cases connected with the Unnao rape case.


113. Patients bear the brunt as doctors oppose NMC Bill (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

medical services were affected as Resident Doctors Association's of AIIMS, Safdarjung and major hospitals in Delhi were on a strike opposing the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which was passed by the Rajya Sabha.


114. RDA goes on one-day strike against National Medical Commission Bill today ( News and Blogs )
 

The Resident Doctors' Association's one-day "token" strike in protest against the passage of National Medical Commission Bill will begin across the country at 8 am today.


115. Coffee Day Enterprises appoints S V Ranganath as interim Chairman ( News and Blogs )
 

Coffee Day Enterprises on Wednesday appointed S V Ranganath as the interim Chairman of its board after the body of founder-owner V G Siddhartha was found on the banks of Netravati river in Mangaluru.


116. Raebareli accident: CBI registers case against Kuldeep Singh Sengar, nine others ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against Unnao rape accused and suspended BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, his brother Manoj Singh Sengar and eight others in connection with the rape survivor's accident case.


117. Parliament passes Bill criminalising Triple Talaq (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A historic legislation, which criminalises instant Triple Talaq among Muslims, got Parliament's nod on Tuesday, with the government saying it will provide much-awaited relief to the women of the minority community by ending the "archaic and medieval" practice.


118. I gave it my all, sorry to let down people: CCD owner's letter to board ( News and Blogs )
 

A letter written by founder-owner of the popular coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, V G Siddhartha surfaced on Tuesday in which he has apologised to people who "put their trust" in him and said he failed to create the right profitable business model despite his best efforts.


119. UP sends formal request to Centre for CBI probe in Unnao rape survivor's accident ( News and Blogs )
 

Uttar Pradesh Government has sent a formal request to the Centre for transferring the Unnao rape survivor's road accident case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.


120. K'taka: Cafe Coffe Day chain founder goes missing in Mangaluru ( News and Blogs )
 

VG Siddhartha, founder-owner of the Indian cafe chain, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), has gone missing near Netravati river in Mangaluru, police said.


121. Himalayan states for new tourist places, separate ministry (2nd lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A conclave of the Himalayan states here on Sunday urged the Centre for development of new tourist destinations, a new central ministry, steps to stop the widespread migration from hill states and green bonus for them considering their contribution in preserving the eco-system.


122. K'taka: Ahead of trust vote, 5 disqualified Cong MLAs return to Bengaluru ( News and Blogs )
 

Five rebel Congress MLAs, who were disqualified by Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, arrived here from Mumbai in the early hours of Monday, ahead of the trust vote by the BS Yediyurappa government.


123. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka CM, prove majority by July 31st ( News and Blogs )
 

Shortly after BJP state chief BS Yeddyurappa announced that he is going to take oath as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, party workers reached his residence to celebrate the saffron party's come back to power in the state.


124. President, PM, Armed Forces remember Kargil heroes ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Army on Friday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War to remember the valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.


125. Bill to ban, punish triple talaq passed by Lok Sabha ( News and Blogs )
 

The contentious Bill to ban the practice of triple talaq among Muslims and punish the guilty husband with three years jail was on Thursday passed by the Lok Sabha despite the opposition's demand for its scrutiny by a Standing Committee.


126. Major shake-up: Garg shifted to Power, Atanu new DEA Secy (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government has shifted the current Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg to the Power Ministry, among others.


127. Tips for monsoon skin care for babies ( Health )
 

With a change in the season, it is always a good idea to change your baby's skin care routine to a more season-friendly one by choosing the right products; those with natural ingredients can further help tackle monsoon-related skin concerns.


128. Pakistan still has 30,000-40,000 militants, admits Imran Khan ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday made a startling revelation that his country still has about 30,000 to 40,000 militants "who have been trained and fought in some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir."


129. India did not request Trump to mediate in Kashmir: Jaishankar tells Parliament ( News and Blogs )
 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that PM Modi has not made any request to US President Trump to mediate with Pakistan on Kashmir, adding that India's consistent position has been to discuss outstanding issues bilaterally.


130. Will be dealt with in court: K'taka Speaker on rebel lawmakers' letter seeking time ( News and Blogs )
 

After rebel MLAs wrote a letter seeking time to appear before him, Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday said the matter will be dealt with by the court.


131. Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) space odyssey, a timeline ( Science & Technology )
 

ISRO's space odyssey have come a long way over the years since its inception in the sixties. Here's glimpses of its glorious epic journey.


132. Look forward to what you learn about lunar South Pole: NASA congratulates ISRO ( News and Blogs )
 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) over the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 mission.


133. Aiming for the Moon, ISRO to launch Chandrayaan 2 today ( News and Blogs )
 

Chandrayaan-2, India's indigenous moon mission is set to launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh at 2.43 pm today.


134. How bureaucrats cheated tribals, turning Sonebhadra into a den (IANS INSIGHT) of corruption ( News and Blogs )
 

The carnage in Sonebhadra's Ghorawal tehsil, where 10 tribal farmers were killed, was the outcome of a case where revenue records were fudged.


135. Sonbhadra victims kin came to meet me but prevented by police: Priyanka ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who had spent last night at a guesthouse here said that victims of the Sonbhadra firing had on their own come to meet her today but were being prevented from doing so by the police and administration.


136. 'Mission Mangal' celebrates India's women scientists ( News and Blogs )
 

Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari are set to recreate the iconic team of women who executed Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of November 2013, in the Independence Day release, "Mission Mangal".


137. After ICJ rap, Pakistan agrees to grant consular access to Jadhav (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Acting on the International Court of Justice ruling, Pakistan has agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav "according to Pakistani laws", the Pakistan Foreign Office said.


138. Sonbhadra firing: UP govt suspends 4 officials, 29 suspects arrested ( News and Blogs )
 

The Uttar Pradesh government has arrested 29 people and suspended four officials in connection with the Sonbhadra firing incident which caused 9 deaths, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday.


139. Karnataka Governor directs CM to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m. (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

On a day of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly and swift developments later, Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.


140. India calls upon Pakistan for Kulbhushan Jadhav's release, repatriation ( News and Blogs )
 

Calling the ICJ verdict a vindication of its stand, India on Thursday called upon Pakistan to release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav, a day after the International Court of Justice asked the neighbouring country to review and reconsideration of his conviction and the death sentence imposed on him.


141. Court-monitored mediation in Ayodhya issue till July 31: SC ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya mediation panel to continue negotiations to develop a consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute issue. See Timeline..


142. It's a drama: Ujjwal Nikam on Hafiz Saeed's arrest ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam on Wednesday termed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's arrest as a "drama" and said that Pakistan is "fooling the world".


143. PM, Union ministers, opposition welcome ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Political leaders across party lines -- from PM Narendra Modi, Union ministers to opposition leaders -- on Wednesday welcomed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict to continue the stay on the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakisani military court for alleged espionage.


144. Death toll rises to 14 in Mumbai building collapse ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 14 people, including four women and a infant, were killed when a four-storied residential building came crashing down in south Mumbai while 10 injured persons were rescued from the debris, BMC Disaster Control officials said.


145. Congress brainstorming over revamp in UP; Priyanka, Scindia take meetings ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress in-charge for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who recently returned from a foreign trip, chaired a meeting of in-charge secretaries of the state on Monday.


146. US begins raids to evict undocumented immigrants ( News and Blogs )
 

Authorities from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have begun conducting raids to round up about 2,000 undocumented immigrants in an operation to drive them out of the country, media reports said on Monday.


147. Rebel Karnataka MLAs feel threatened twice in 5 days (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A group of 14 rebel Karnataka legislators lodged in a Mumbai deluxe hotel on Monday once again complained of "threats" from top Congress leaders. This is the second such development in five days.


148. India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 called off due to technical snag in the rocket (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

India's ambitious moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 launch was called off due to technical snag in the 'Bahubali' rocket on Monday about one hour before it was to blast-off.


149. Hrithik's Super 30 is an inspiring life story ( News and Blogs )
 

Hrithik Roshan's new film 'Super 30', based on the life of Anand Kumar, who revolutionised the tuition system in the heartlands with his Super 30 programme for talented but underprivilleged children who wished to crack IIT-JEE.


150. SC orders status quo on rebel Karnataka MLAs plea on resignation ( News and Blogs )
 

In a new twist in the Karnataka political stalemate, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered a status quo until Tuesday on a plea filed by 10 dissident MLAs of Congress and JD(S) seeking a direction to the Assembly Speaker to accept their resignation and not proceed with the applications for their disqualification.


151. Train carrying water for parched Chennai leaves Jolarpet ( News and Blogs )
 

The first train carrying 50 wagons of water to Chennai has left from Jolarpettai railway station in Vellore district on Friday.


152. Karnataka drama: Speaker in no hurry to accept rebel MLAs' resignations (Night Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The political crisis in Karnataka entered a new phase on Thursday, with Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar showing no mood to take an early decision on the resignation of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD-S on the eve of the Assembly session where a showdown could be expected.


153. Goa Congress splits, 10 MLAs join BJP (Round-up) ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major coup, the BJP in Goa late on Wednesday engineered a split in the 15-member Congress legislature party and inducted the 10-member splinter group headed by the leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar into the BJP.


154. 'Har Ghar Jal': Out of 6,881 blocks, 4310 have ample quantity of groundwater, says Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday informed the parliament about implementation feasibility of 'Har Ghar Jal' scheme and asserted that our 6,881 blocks assessed for groundwater level -- the majority had an ample quantity of water.


155. Ayodhya case: SC asks mediation panel to submit report by July 25 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the mediation panel in the Ayodhya land dispute case to submit a detailed report by July 25.


156. Al Qaeda chief threatens India over Kashmir, unveils Pak's role in fueling cross-border terrorism ( News and Blogs )
 


157. Al Qaeda chief threatens India over Kashmir, unveils Pak's role in fueling cross-border terrorism ( News and Blogs )
 

Terror group Al Qaeda's Chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has told "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to inflict "unrelenting blows" on the Indian Army and government in Jammu and Kashmir in a message released by the outfit's media wing, as per the Foundation for Defence of Democracies' (FDD) Long War Journal.


158. Dutee Chand wins gold in World University Games ( News and Blogs )
 

Sprinter Dutee Chand won the 100m gold medal on Tuesday (local time) in the ongoing World University Games in Napoli. Chand won the gold medal in just 11.32 seconds.


159. Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs say they are not joining BJP, lash out at CM ( News and Blogs )
 


160. Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs say they are not joining BJP, lash out at CM ( News and Blogs )
 

With Congress demanding their disqualification on grounds of defection and anti-party activities, their rebel legislators from Karnataka on Tuesday said they are still with the party and have not joined the BJP.


161. Trump slams UK ambassador over leaked emails ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump has said that the Kim Darroch, the British Ambassador to Washington, "has not served the UK well", in response to the latter's leaked emails where he called the American leader's administration "inept, insecure and incompetent", the media reported on Monday.


162. Karnataka crisis: 21 Congress ministers step down voluntarily ( News and Blogs )
 

Twenty-one ministers of the Congress in Karnataka resigned voluntarily from the cabinet on Monday, amid the ongoing political turmoil in the state.


163. Tsunami warning issued after 6.9 quake struck Molucca Sea ( News and Blogs )
 

Authorities here on Sunday issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale struck the Moluccan Sea in the western Pacific Ocean.


164. Union Budget reactions 2019 ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Budget 2019 reactions from industrialists from various sectors


165. eparations underway for Independence Day parade in Washington ( News and Blogs )
 


166. Preparations underway for Independence Day parade in Washington ( News and Blogs )
 

The capital of the United States prepares itself ready for a national holiday on July 4 that is very different from those that preceded it, with President Donald trump promising the "show of a lifetim


167. Bengal devotees celebrate Rath Yatra with great fervour ( News and Blogs )
 


168. Bengal devotees celebrate Rath Yatra with great fervour ( News and Blogs )
 

Soaking themselves in religious fervour, lakhs of devotees across West Bengal on Thursday celebrated the Chariot Festival or Rath Yatra, Lord Jagannath's annual visit to his aunt's house.


169. Explosions Near US Embassy in Kabul ( News and Blogs )
 

An explosion was reported near the US Embassy here sending smoke billowing over the capital city of Afghanistan on Monday morning.The explosion reportedly took place in the vicinity of the 2nd district of the city, where the US Embassy and other government buildings are situated, reported Khaama Press.


170. Modi meets Abe ahead of G20 Summit ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of the two-day G20 Summit slated to take place here on Friday."Greeting each other as best friends do! Japanese PM @AbeShinzo warmly welcomes PM @narendramodi ahead of their bilateral meeting," External Affairs Minister spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.


171. India, US discuss differences on trade ( News and Blogs )
 


172. India, US discuss differences on trade ( News and Blogs )
 

India and the US on Wednesday acknowledged there were issues between the two countries on trade and committed themselves to removing diffferences between them.


173. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday.


174. Over 20 terrorist groups, including Pak-based LeT, active in Afghanistan: UN report ( News and Blogs )
 

Over 20 regional and international terrorist groups, including Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are currently fighting against government forces in Afghanistan, mainly in the border areas, according to a recent UN report.


175. No stone will be left unturned to fulfil dream of housing for all: PM ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government is committed to further improving urban infrastructure and will leave no stone unturned to fulfil the dream of housing for all.


176. 'Fundamental rights guaranteed': India rejects US report on minorities (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities in the country, saying it has "no locus standi" to "pronounce on the state of our citizens' constitutionally-protected rights".


177. RBI Dy Governor Viral Acharya resigns 6 months before term ends ( News and Blogs )
 

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigned six months before the scheduled end of his term, reports said on Monday.


178. 21 killed, 54 injured in two separate mishaps in Rajasthan ( News and Blogs )
 

As many as 21 people were killed and 54 others were left injured in two separate incidents in the state on Sunday.


179. India celebrates International Yoga Day with great zeal ( News and Blogs )
 

Thousands of young and old people across the country united to observe the fifth International Day of Yoga on Friday with great enthusiasm and zeal.


180. No drinking water will be available by 2030 if we don't conserve now: Report ( News and Blogs )
 

The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people.


181. Encephalitis: Death toll in Muzaffarpur touches 117 ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) touched 117 on Thursday morning in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.


182. Om Birla elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed (2nd Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

BJP MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was on Wednesday unanimously elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.


183. Stalin, Naidu, Mamata, KCR to skip all-party meet convened by PM today ( News and Blogs )
 

DMK president MK Stalin, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu will not attend the meeting of party leaders of political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.


184. Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig suspended (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Karnataka Congress suspended its senior legislator from Bengaluru R. Roshan Baig for anti-party activities, a party official said late Tuesday.


185. Govt compulsorily retires 15 senior custom officers ( News and Blogs )
 

After dismissing 12 senior Income Tax officers, the government on Tuesday retired as many as 15 senior officers of the customs department with immediate effect.


186. Angry relatives protest against Nitish Kumar outside Muzaffarpur hospital,death toll mounts to over 100 ( News and Blogs )
 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the SKMCH Hospital in Muzaffarpur, to take stock of the situation after Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) claimed over 100 lives in the district.


187. Junior doctors call off strike in Bengal (lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was called off on Monday following a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the representatives of the agitating medics.


188. AIIMS doctors demand tough law to protect medical practitioners from attackers ( News and Blogs )
 

The striking resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday demanded a tough central law against anyone who engages in violence with medical practitioners.


189. India romp to 89 run win over Pakistan in WC clash ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Sunday beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in their rain-interrupted 2019 ICC World Cup clash at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium.


190. Delhi: Doctors at AIIMS issues 48-hour ultimatum to WB government; threatens indefinite strike ( News and Blogs )
 

The resident doctors of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to accept the demands of the agitating junior medicos failing which they will be going on an indefinite strike.


191. Bengal doctors' strike continues as medicos reject Mamata ultimatum (4th Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Services in a large number of state-run hospitals in West Bengal continued to be paralysed for the third day on Thursday after striking junior doctors rejected a four-hour ultimatum from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the agitation and restore normalcy.


192. Shah to continue as BJP chief till next round of Assembly polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will continue as BJP President till the year-end, at least, as the party said the issue about the next BJP chief will be considered only after completion of the fresh enrollment drive launched on Thursday.


193. SCO Summit: PM Modi to meet Iranian President ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, amid mounting tension in the Persian Gulf.


194. Build up to Yoga Day, Modi post 'tadasana' video ( News and Blogs )
 


195. All Air Force personnel on board AN-32 dead ( News and Blogs )
 

All 13 personnel on board the missing AN-32 aircraft, which crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, have died, the Indian Air Force said on Thursday.


196. Cyclone Vayu changes course, not to hit Gujarat: IMD ( News and Blogs )
 

Severe cyclonic storm Vayu changed its trajectory overnight and moved further into the sea, bringing much-needed relief to the people in the coastal areas of Gujarat, where it was earlier predicted to make landfall on Thursday.


197. Modi asks ministers to reach office on time, avoid working from home (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

In his first meeting with the new Council of Ministers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed all the ministers to reach office on time every morning and avoid working from home.


198. Nearly 3 lakh shifted as Cyclone Vayu to be more intense (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

As a more intense Cyclone Vayu is racing towards Gujarat, triggered by a warmer Arabian Sea and acquiring moisture from the southwest monsoon, nearly 3 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places.


199. Kathua rape: Life imprisonment to village head, 2 others ( News and Blogs )
 

Three convicts in the Kathua rape and murder case, Sanji Ram, Parvesh Kumar and Deepak Khajuria were sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday.


200. Depression over southeast and east central Arabian Sea to intensify further ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that a depression has formed over the southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea which will likely move north-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm.


201. Six including police constable, SPOs convicted in Kathua rape case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Pathankot court on Monday convicted six out of seven accused in connection with the Kathua rape and murder case


202. DMK leader and former Puducherry CM R.V. Janakiraman passes away ( News and Blogs )
 

DMK leader and former chief minister of Puducherry R V Janakiraman passed away in Puducherry on Monday at the age of 79.


203. Multi-lingual actor, Jnanpith winner Girish Karnad passes away (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Veteran actor, playwright and director Girish Karnad, 81 passed away on Monday morning.


204. Global 5000 surveillance aircraft, NTRO spy satellites being used to trace IAF AN-32 ( News and Blogs )
 

With authorities making all-out efforts in search of IAF's AN-32 aircraft, government sources informed that air-force is using Global 5000 surveillance aircraft and NTRO spy satellites along with other assets to locate the missing aircraft


205. Jagan cabinet to have 5 deputy CMs, 25 ministers: YSCRP MLA ( News and Blogs )
 

In a move aimed at wooing various communities, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has decided to have five Deputy Chief Ministers in his cabinet.


206. Sudan: Death toll rises to 60 after crackdown on pro-democracy protesters ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 60 people were killed and over 300 others were wounded after security forces launched a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters earlier this week, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD).


207. Government toys with Delimitation Commission in J&K (IANS Exclusive) (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Home Minister Amit Shah has hit the ground running, as expected. With a catalogue of review meetings, Shah has many crucial things on his agenda including redrawing the long pending delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.


208. Melania Trump glows in floor length gown at the Queen's state banquet ( News and Blogs )
 

After channelling Princess Diana in a gorgeous white Dolce and Gabbana ensemble, the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, turned heads in an off-white Dior Haute Couture gown she wore to the state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday.


209. Bihar: Opposition ups ante amid reports of strained ties between BJP, JDU ( News and Blogs )
 

Reports of strained ties between Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal-United (JDU) has raised the political temperature in Bihar with key opposition parties uniting in lashing out at the two parties.


210. May GST collection stays above Rs 1 lakh cr, but lower than April ( News and Blogs )
 

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection for the month of May rose 6.67 per cent to Rs 1,00,289 crore from a year ago period staying above Rs 1 lakh crore in monthly revenue mop-up.


211. NSG team returns to Delhi after summitting Mt Everest ( News and Blogs )
 

Members of the National Security Guard (NSG), who successfully summitted Mount Everest received a warm welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) here on their return.


212. 'Blockchain Fatigue to hit 90% supply chain initiatives ( News and Blogs )
 


213. USA to revoke India's 'beneficiary developing country' status from June 5 ( News and Blogs )
 

The United States is slated to revoke India's status as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) from June 5, according to a proclamation issued by US President Donald Trump.


214. Here is the list of ministers and portfolios in Modi 2.0 ( News and Blogs )
 

BJP President Amit Shah will be the new Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government while Rajnath Singh will be the new Defence Minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the Finance Minister.


215. Admiral Karambir Singh takes over as Navy Chief ( News and Blogs )
 

Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is retiring after over four decades of service.


216. New Union Cabinet to meet for the first time this evening ( News and Blogs )
 

The first meeting of the new Union Cabinet will take place on Friday at 5:30 pm, a government official said.


217. Several BJP leaders confirm to have got 'calls' from Amit Shah, PMO ( News and Blogs )
 

As the new Union Council of Ministers is set to be sworn in today evening, several BJP leaders have confirmed that they have received calls from BJP chief Amit Shah and PM's Office (PMO) urging them to meet PM Modi at his official residence - 7, Lok Kalyan Marg and be 'present' during the oath-taking ceremony.


218. The meteoric rise of YS Jaganmohan Reddy ( News and Blogs )
 

YS Jaganmohan Reddy, popularly known as Jagan Reddy, has emerged tall after an epic electoral win, vanquishing his rivals to claim the top seat in Andhra Pradesh.


219. Expect the unexpected from Modi in Camelot 2.0 (IANS Special) ( News and Blogs )
 

With a gargantuan majority at his disposal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a huge gene pool to choose from and reward as he goes about appointing members to his new Cabinet.


220. Naveen Patnaik to be sworn in as Odisha CM, for record 5th time ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief minister-designate Naveen Patnaik is set to take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister of Odisha, for the fifth consecutive time.


221. Air Chief Marshal to lead missing man formation to pay tribute to Kargil war heroes ( News and Blogs )
 

Led by Air Chief Marshal (ACM) BS Dhanoa, the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters will fly in a missing man formation from Sarsawa base on Tuesday to pay homage to IAF jawans who lost their lives when an Indian Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by Pakistan during the Kargil war.


222. India elected to Executive Board of first UN-Habitat Assembly ( News and Blogs )
 

India has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly, announced Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday.


223. Despite BJP sweep in Karnataka, coalition govt to remain intact ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress in Karnataka on Friday said there is no threat to the JDS-Congress coalition in the state after the BJP nearly swept the Lok Sabha polls leaving just one seat to coalition partners.


224. Modi magic steers BJP to historic win in Lok Sabha polls, opposition crushed (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the BJP to a stunning and historic victory in the Lok Sabha battle, with the ruling party itself set to win 303 seats in a marked improvement over its 2014 showing that left the opposition dazed and demoralized.


225. West Bengal: TMC survives BJP wave, wins 22 seats ( News and Blogs )
 

The ruling TMC has won 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, after surviving a massive scare from the BJP, which made deep inroads into the state.


226. LS polls 2019: BJP wins 299 seats, leading on 4 ( News and Blogs )
 

BJP has won 299 Lok Sabha seats, while is leading on four other seats, as per the latest details of vote counting on the website of Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday.


227. India wins yet again, tweets Modi as BJP heads for historic win ( News and Blogs )
 

Buoyed by the BJP's surge towards a massive victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Thursday termed it a win for India.


228. LS results 2019: Smriti Irani leads in Amethi ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani is leading in the constituency with over 14,500 votes against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, according to official trends.


229. Trends show YSRCP is sweeping Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls ( News and Blogs )
 

YSRCP-148, TDP- 27 Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party is sweeping Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, according to official trends...read


230. Trends show YSRCP is sweeping Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls YSRCP-148, TDP- 26 Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party is sweeping Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, according to official trends...read ( News and Blogs )
 


231. LS polls: Counting of votes begins ( News and Blogs )
 

The counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies began on Thursday amidst tight security, capping a two-month long election process which witnessed high-octane campaigning and charges of tampering EVMs and violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).


232. Early trends show comfortable lead for BJP, Rahul ahead in Wayanad ( News and Blogs )
 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken an early lead as counting of the ballot for the 542 Lok Sabha seats gathered pace across the country began on Thursday.


233. ISRO's PSLV-C46 injects earth observation satellite into lower earth orbit ( News and Blogs )
 

A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has successfully injected a radar imaging earth observation satellite into the lower earth orbit, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday.


234. We've reached consensus with India breaking circle of ups and down in ties: Chinese Envoy ( News and Blogs )
 

Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has said that disputes between the two neighbouring countries are as natural as issues between two brothers of a family staying under one roof.


235. Cannes 2019: Sonam Kapoor steals the limelight in gold outfit at 'Chopard party' ( News and Blogs )
 


236. Countdown for launch of PSLV-C46 begins ( News and Blogs )
 


237. Countdown for launch of PSLV-C46 begins ( News and Blogs )
 

The 25-hour countdown for the launch of earth observation satellite onboard PSLV C-46, began at 4:30 am on Tuesday.


238. Naidu to spearhead opposition meet over election issues today ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and TDP President Nara Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders of opposition parties will hold a meeting on Tuesday over election-related issues.


239. Cannes 2019: Huma Qureshi stuns in a beautiful flowing gown ( News and Blogs )
 

Bolywood celebrity, Huma Qureshi has been grabbing eyeballs thanks to her stunning outfits.


240. NDA 302, UPA 122, predicts NDTV's poll of polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for "non-aligned" parties.


241. ICICI-Videocon loan case: ED calls Chanda Kochhar, her husband for questioning on Friday ( News and Blogs )
 

Former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kocchar have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning on Friday in connection with ICICI Bank-Videocon loan case.


242. Gift wrapped in exaggerated bow, Deepika Padukone walks Cannes Red Carpet ( News and Blogs )
 


243. Geneva: High-level Indian delegation participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction ( News and Blogs )
 

A high-level Indian delegation headed by Dr P.K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, is participating in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 being held at Geneva, Switzerland from May 13-17.


244. No civilization superior over another, says Xi ( News and Blogs )
 

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said that "no civilization is superior over others" and urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first public speech since the US raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods amid an escalating trade war.


245. Update your WhatsApp to prevent spyware attack (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

WhatsApp users must update their app now as a bug in the app's audio call feature allowed hackers to install spyware onto Android and iOS phones just by calling the target.


246. Indian Navy's Anti submarine warfare aircraft completes 6 years of operations ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Navy's P8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti Submarine Warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft of Indian Naval Air Squadron 312, also called 'Albatross', completed 6 years of operations since induction on May 15, 2013.


247. Violent turn to electoral battle in Bengal ( News and Blogs )
 

Continuing political violence in West Bengal before and during the Lok Sabha election is making political pundits wonder whether it demonstrates nervousness of the ruling Trinamool Congress or desperation on the part of BJP to make inroads into the state which has witnessed TMC's supremacy in successive elections since it came to power in 2011.


248. WB: 710 companies of central forces to be deployed for last phase ( News and Blogs )
 

After West Bengal witnessed violence during the ongoing elections, "as many as 710 companies of central forces will be deployed in the state for the seventh phase," said Vivek Dubey, Special Police observer for West Bengal.


249. Trump's Advisor admits US will also suffer from tariff war with China ( News and Blogs )
 

The US businesses will also suffer from a recent tariff hike on Chinese goods, a top economic advisor at the White House has admitted.


250. Mumbai lift fourth IPL title with 1-run win over CSK (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Lasith Malinga delivered the killer blow as Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated bitter rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run to lift a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a rip-roaring final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.


251. Bengal polls 'peaceful', says EC; FIRs against two BJP candidates (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid "sporadic violence" that left 26 people injured, firing by central forces at five places, and lodging of FIRs against two BJP candidates, West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state passed off "peacefully".


252. US raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


253. Modi on Time magazine cover with controversial headline ( News and Blogs )
 

American news magazine Time has featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the cover page of its May 20 issue with a headline that may create controversy across the India amid the election season.


254. Ramzan '19: Hindus, Muslims unite at Gujarat dargah to break fast; devotees say 'Iftar is for all' ( News and Blogs )
 

Setting an example of communal harmony, people from different religions assembled at Dargah Hazrat Khwaja Dana in Surat on Thursday for Iftar - the meal consumed to break the day-long fast observed during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.


255. Question mark on Chinese Navy long-range deployment capacity: Top defence sources ( News and Blogs )
 

Since September 2017, no Chinese nuclear or conventional submarine has entered the Indian Ocean Region, raising a question mark on the ability of the People's Liberation Army's Navy to deploy its underwater warships far away from its mainland.


256. Rahul tenders unconditional apology to SC in contempt case, seeks closure of proceedings ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for wrongly attributing his "chowkidar chor hai" remark to the apex court and sought closure of the contempt proceedings against him.


257. Rahul Gandhi tenders unconditional apology to SC in contempt case ( News and Blogs )
 


258. SC rejects Opposition's petition on 50% VVPAT verification ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a review plea filed by twenty-one Opposition parties seeking a direction to increase Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) verification from five to at least 50 per cent of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes at the end of the ongoing elections.


259. LS polls: Polling for fifth phase begins in 51 constituencies, spread across 7 states ( News and Blogs )
 

Polling for 51 constituencies, spread across seven states, began on Monday to test the fate of some political heavyweights like Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister Smriti Irani.


260. Sri Lanka: Explosives found buried in mosque backyard ( News and Blogs )
 

Explosives were recovered from the backyard of a mosque at Welipenna on Friday night during a joint operation carried out by the Special Task Force and the police, reported Daily Mirror on Saturday


261. Of press freedom and confident women (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

This World Press Freedom Day (May 3), educate yourselves on two buzzwords key to those who present news to you: censorship and freedom of expression


262. Fani uproots trees, triggers heavy rains in Bengal (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, uprooted trees and triggered rains as it entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday, hours after making landfall and causing havoc in Odisha on Friday.


263. Odisha, adjoining regions battered as cyclone Fani makes landfall ( News and Blogs )
 

Odisha and adjoining regions were on Friday battered by extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani which made landfall in Puri district with a wind speed of around 245 kmph at 8 am, according to Hyderabad IMD.


264. Odisha: Strong winds, rain lash Puri, over a million evacuated ( News and Blogs )
 

Strong winds and rain hit Puri ahead of the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani making landfall in Puri district on Friday. Strong winds have also hit Bhubaneswar.


265. AAI and Indian Railways make necessary arrangements in view of Cyclone Fani ( News and Blogs )
 

The Airports Authority of India and Indian Railways have made necessary arrangements in view of the imminent cyclone Fani which could hit the Odisha coast on Friday afternoon.


266. Andhra Pradesh: ECI orders re-polling in five booths ( News and Blogs )
 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed officials to conduct re-elections at five polling stations in Andhra Pradesh on May 6.


267. First Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu led to discovery of ''Yeti'' footprints ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Army has claimed that its Mountaineering Expedition Team sited a series of huge mysterious footprints measuring 32 inches by 15 inches on April 09, while acclimatizing at Langmale Kharka, at a height of 3500 metres above sea level, close to Makalu Base Camp.


268. ISIL chief says Sri Lanka attack was ''vengeance for brothers in Baghouz'' ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant''s (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a propaganda video, asserted that the battle for Baghouz, ISIL''s final bastion in eastern Syria, "is over."


269. Eastern Naval Command all geared up for cyclone 'Fani' ( News and Blogs )
 

In view of 'Fani' intensifying into a severe cyclonic storm on the southern and south-eastern coast of India, the Eastern Naval Command is all geared up to render necessary humanitarian assistance if the need arises.


270. SC seeks ECI, Centre's response over plea seeking decriminalisation of complaints regarding EVM malfunction ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Election Commission of India (ECI) and Centre (Union of India) in connection with a plea seeking to decriminalise complaint on malfunctioning of VVPAT/EVM.


271. LS polls: Fourth phase of polling begins in 71 seats across 9 states ( News and Blogs )
 

Polling for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls began on Monday in 71 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across nine states.


272. Fire on board INS Vikramaditya, Navy officer dead ( News and Blogs )
 

A Navy officer died while attempting to douse a fire that broke out on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya when it was entering the habour in Karwar on Friday.


273. Cyclone Fani expected to hit Tamil Nadu coast on Apr 30, cause heavy rains ( News and Blogs )
 

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are expected to receive heavy rainfall from Sunday due to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal which could transform into Cyclone Fani, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.


274. PM Modi holds roadshow, performs Ganga aarti in Varanasi ( News and Blogs )
 

A day before filing nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a roadshow and performed Ganga aarti in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi.


275. NDA to get two-third majority in Lok Sabha: Rajnath Singh ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get a two-third majority in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.


276. Will go after the fixers in apex court, says SC (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said "fixing" has no place in the judiciary and it will go to "the bottom of the conspiracy" to identify those involved as it heard a case pertaining to conspiracy to frame the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.


277. Snags in EVMs reported from different states ( News and Blogs )
 

Like in the previous two phases of Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 and April 18, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were reported from different polling stations spread across the 13 states and two Union Territories which went to the polls in the third phase on Tuesday.


278. SC orders Gujarat to rehabilitate Bilkis, pay Rs 50 lakh (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool Bano, who was gang-raped at the age of twenty-one in the post-Godhra riots in 2002.


279. India prepared to deal with impact of US decision to end waivers on imports of Iranian oil: MEA ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Tuesday said that it is adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the US decision to not grant any fresh sanction waivers for Iranian oil imports.


280. Five easy fixes for your worst summer hair problems ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Beat the heat with these simple home remedies instead of costly spa treatments.


281. Voting begins in 117 seats in third phase of LS polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Polling began on Tuesday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 13 states and 2 Union Territories in the third phase of ongoing elections.


282. 5 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka bombings (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 290 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Five Indians were among the dead.


283. 7 Best items to add to the Easter Basket ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

Like many other festivals and traditions, Easter too has survived through generations. The celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection is special for Christians everywhere as on this day, the 'Messiah' rose from the dead, after being crucified.


284. 3 injured as 12 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails, CRS initiates inquiry ( News and Blogs )
 

Two-person sustained minor injuries, while one was grievously injured after 12 coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed here on Saturday.


285. After 2 hours of polling, voter turnout highest in Assam ( News and Blogs )
 

At the end of the first two hours of polling, Assam is leading in terms of voter turnout with 9.51 per cent electorates having already exercised their democratic franchise.


286. Jet Airways to suspend operations; Govt calls meeting (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Around 20,000 employees and passengers were hit hard as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of all flight services from Wednesday night as it failed to secure interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.


287. BJP cannot stop me from winning, says Kanimozhi after I-T raid ( News and Blogs )
 

Unfazed by the Income Tax (I-T) department raids at her residence, DMK leader Kanimozhi on Wednesday said that the BJP cannot prevent her from winning in the ongoing elections.


288. No development, no vote: Vexed electorates from across country to boycott polls ( News and Blogs )
 

Feeling betrayed over false promises made by several governments, people from various parts of the country have decided to boycott the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.


289. Three books to read this election season (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history of all the Indian elections that have happened till date.


290. Lok Sabha elections: 72.19% polling recorded in Jammu ( News and Blogs )
 

Peaceful and incident free polling was conducted in two of the total six constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir which went to polls in first phase of elections on Thursday.


291. First phase of polling remains peaceful; WB, Tripura witness 80% turnout till 5 pm ( News and Blogs )
 

The election commission of India (ECI) said that the first phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended in a ''peaceful manner'' on Thursday barring a few incidences of clashes. West bengal and Tripura witnessed over 80% voter turnout till 5 pm.


292. Voting continues till midnight in Andhra (Night Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Making history of sorts, polling in some booths in Andhra Pradesh continued till midnight as the total voter turnout reached nearly 80 per cent, capping hours of tension and clashes that left two dead and scores of others injured.


293. EC stays release of PM Modi biopic ( News and Blogs )
 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday stayed the release of ''PM Narendra Modi'', a biopic on the Prime Minister, till national elections are over citing that the film "disturbs the level-playing field."


294. LS polls Phase I: Here are the key candidates and constituencies to look out for ( News and Blogs )
 

First phase of the much awaited Lok Sabha elections is all set to begin on Thursday, where 91 parliamentary constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories (UTs) will vote to elect their representatives.


295. Oppn steps up attack on govt after SC order in Rafale case ( News and Blogs )
 

Opposition party leaders on Wednesday sharpened their attack on the government, hours after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre's objections on the admissibility of "leaked documents" in the Rafale case.


296. SC dismisses govt's preliminary objections in Rafale deal case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Centre's preliminary objections claiming 'privilege' over three Rafale documents cited in petitions seeking review of the December 14 verdict on the fighter jet deal.


297. Veteran Kerala politician K M Mani to be cremated with full state honours ( News and Blogs )
 

Veteran Kerala politician, K M Mani, a sitting MLA over the last 54 years who served as a minister in Kerala governement for 25 years passed away in Kochi on Tuesday at the age of 86.


298. NIA arrests Kerala resident for propagating ISIS ideology ( News and Blogs )
 

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a man, wanted for allegedly propagating the ideology of banned terror outfit ISIS, on his return from Qatar.


299. Who will win 2019 Lok Sabha polls? ( News and Blogs )
 

With an upswing of about 4 per cent in vote share, as reported in recent polls/surveys, can the Congress tide over its lowest ebb (44 MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha) and dethrone the incumbent? Perhaps a deep dive into two latest surveys -- CSDS-Lokniti and Times Now-VMR -- will serve the purpose.


300. Manifesto Vs Manifesto: BJP opts for national security, Cong banks on NYAY ( News and Blogs )
 

The issue of unemployment and poverty has acquired prominence in the Congress party manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, while the BJP has chosen to focus on national security, zero-tolerance against terrorism, and sustainable creation of job opportunities.


301. LS polls: BJP manifesto promises 'New India', commitment towards national security ( News and Blogs )
 

Terrorism, national security, soldier welfare, Article 370 related to Jammu Kashmir, combating infiltration were some of the key issues that BJP highlighted in its manifesto released on Monday for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


302. No roads, no vote: Natives of a UP village threaten to boycott polls ( News and Blogs )
 

A village in Bijnor Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh has collectively decided to not vote, citing poor condition of roads.


303. UAE to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees ( News and Blogs )
 

In a huge relief for many expats, the UAE Ministry of Education has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, the Indian embassy here announced on Sunday.


304. Qasr Al Watan, UAE's Newest Cultural Landmark Opens to Visitors ( Tourism )
 

A visit to Qasr Al Watan - UAE's newest cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace compound in the capital Abu Dhabi is an enriching journey, beginning at The Great Hall at the heart of the building.


305. All you need to know about EVMs ( News and Blogs )
 

With leass than a week to go for the Lok Sabha elections, IANS has compiled some interesting facts about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).


306. Interesting facts about Lok Sabha elections ( News and Blogs )
 

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections all set kick off on April 11, IANS has compiled some interesting facts about India's general elections.


307. Rahul files nomination in Kerala, thousands cheer him (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Thousands gave a rousing welcome to Congress President Rahul Gandhi who filed his Lok Sabha nomination from Wayanad in Kerala on Thursday morning.


308. ''Avengers: Endgame'' is a fitting end: Director ( News and Blogs )
 

There''s a lot of buzz that "Avengers: Endgame" might be the last chapter for superheroes like Captain America and Iron Man..


309. Indian family members can now join working relatives in UAE as visa criteria changes ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian family members of those working in the UAE will now be able to get an "expat visa" if the working relative fulfills an income criteria, according to new visa guidelines announced by the UAE.


310. India put into orbit defence satellite Emisat (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put into orbit the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in a copy book style.


311. Kovind, Modi greet people on Rajasthan Day ( News and Blogs )
 

Rajasthan is the largest state in terms of area and was formed on this day in 1949.CM Ashok Gehlot said: "It is a day to commemorate the valour, strong willpower and sacrifice of the people of Rajasthan..


312. Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the country's border with Mexico to trade for a "long time" and insisted that America has run out of detention space for undocumented immigrants.


313. C-DAC announces Tech Conclave 2019 ( News and Blogs )
 

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will host two days Technology Conclave on April 4 and 5 at Pune in the emerging areas of Advanced Computing with major thrust on Exascale Computing, Microprocessor and Quantum Computing, AI & Language Computing, IoE and Dependable and Secure Computing and Next Generation Applied Computing.


314. Top 10 Alia Bhatt Hit songs ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

From Samjhawan, Ikk kudi, Maahi ve, Love you Zindagi.. cute, talented Alia along with hit films, has quite a few popular songs to her credit.


315. India supports UN resolution against terror financing ( News and Blogs )
 

Welcoming the recognition in the resolution of the essential role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in setting global standards, India's permanent representative at the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said the states who are "apologists" for terrorists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inaction.


316. Ship-building industry seeks quashing of RBI circular to survive (Part-III) ( News and Blogs )
 

Ship-building companies have petitioned the Supreme Court that the industry can survive only if the February 12 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quashed and set aside.


317. LS Polls: EC seizure crosses Rs 613 crore ( News and Blogs )
 

Nearly three weeks after the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force, the Election Commission has seized Rs 613.176 crore worth of cash and other material from 29 states and seven Union Territories (UT).


318. DRDO scientists term 'Mission Shakti' as a demonstration of India's space power, political will ( News and Blogs )
 

Space scientists on Wednesday joined hands in hailing the success of 'Mission Shakti' and termed the historic feat as the demonstration of India's space power and political will.


319. India, US sign pact to improve tax compliance by multinational enterprises ( News and Blogs )
 

India and the United States on Wednesday signed an agreement for exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports, a move that will enable enhanced level of risk assessment by both tax administrations.


320. Not So Serious By Pallavi Mohan Presents “Simply Studio 54” At Lotus Make Up India Fashion Week’19 ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan showcased its latest Autumn Winter’19 collection,titled “Simply Studio 54” at 'Lotus Make Up India Fashion Week’19.


321. We have mastered anti-satellite capability, can hit them at long ranges: DRDO chief ( News and Blogs )
 

Commenting on India's feat of successfully testing an A-SAT (Anti-satellite) missile, Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Dr G. Satheesh Reddy said that with today's feat India has demonstrated its capabilities to hit threatening satellites positioned at a long range.


322. Allies likely to push NDA tally near 300 mark: IANS-CVoter 2019 survey ( News and Blogs )
 

The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave 2 opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows the likely vote percentage for the two main poles of national politics, the NDA and UPA in this year's general elections.


323. Goyal's exit from majority control of Jet Airways ( News and Blogs )
 

Beleaguered airline Jet Airways's last board meeting on Monday with its founder-promoter Naresh Goyal was a major turning point with Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal tendering resignations from the board of the cash-strapped airline.


324. MPs take over Brexit process from May (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

MPs have temporarily seized control of the Brexit process from the British Prime Minister Theresa May, in a rare move that puts lawmakers in the driving seat, the media reported.


325. Sad day for Indian aviation, says SpiceJet on exit of Naresh Goyal from Jet Airways ( News and Blogs )
 

Low-cost airline SpiceJet said on Monday that it was a sad day for Indian aviation as Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal stepped down from the board of financially-strapped Jet Airways.


326. Rajiv, Sonia proposer's son to contest against Rahul ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major jolt to Congress in Amethi, the son of the local party leader who was the proposer for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, will challenge party President Rahul Gandhi in the election.


327. Biopic on PM Modi is politically motivated, put ban on its release: Congress to Election Commission ( News and Blogs )
 

A Congress delegation on Monday met Election Commission of India to protest against the Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Modi's biopic alleging that the film's release slated just ahead of the commencement of Lok Sabha polls is a violation of the model code of conduct.


328. Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.


329. ED arrests Zakir Naik's financier Najmudin Sathak ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him.


330. Voters most happy with Telangana, HP, Odisha CMs: IANS-CVOTER Tracker poll (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Telangana's K. Chandrashekhar Rao is the top performer among the Chief Ministers in the country followed by his counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Delhi.


331. March GST collection may touch Rs 1 lakh crore ( News and Blogs )
 

With nine more days to go, the GST collection trends look good and could slightly exceed Rs 1 lakh crore, informed sources said.


332. Happy Holi! Google marks festival of colours with doodle ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

Splashing colours,music,food and lots of happiness, the doodle is designed by Chennai based artist chaaya Prabhat.


333. President, Vice President, PM extend Holi greetings ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi.


334. Transgenders get political space in poll season ( News and Blogs )
 

The ensuing Lok Sabha polls have brought a ray of hope for transgenders with many from their community being roped in by several political parties for various posts.


335. Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London ( News and Blogs )
 

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London in connection with a Rs 3,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case, official sources in Delhi said.


336. Hyundai and Kia to invest $300 million in Ola, focus on smart mobility solutions ( News and Blogs )
 

Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday to invest 300 million dollars (about Rs 2,000 crore) in ride-hailing platform Ola for providing smart mobility solutions.


337. A paradox called Parrikar, India's first IITian CM (Obituary) ( News and Blogs )
 

It will take a while for Goans to come to terms with the fact that 63-year-old Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar died on Sunday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year.


338. Last rites of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at 5 pm today ( News and Blogs )
 

The cremation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, first IITian CM, who passed away at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer will take place with full state honour on Monday evening.


339. Hold is not block, we are optimistic: India on Azhar ( News and Blogs )
 

Undeterred by the recent setback at the UN Security Council (UNSC), India will continue pushing for the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the world body.


340. 49 killed, 48 injured in New Zealand's worst terror attack ( News and Blogs )
 

In the worst ever terror attack in New Zealand, multiple gunmen carried out indiscriminate shootings at two mosques here during the Friday prayers, leaving 49 people dead and at least 48 wounded


341. Mumbai foot over bridge collapse: Death toll rises to six, FIR registered ( News and Blogs )
 

At least six people were killed and over 30 injured after a portion of a foot over bridge (FOB) near the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening.


342. 4 held for New Zealand mosques shootings (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Four people were arrested on Friday after two gunmen opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, with the police saying that there were "multiple fatalities".


343. India, Pakistan meet on Kartarpur Corridor underway ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian and Pakistani officials met at Attari, near Amritsar, on Thursday to finalise modalities of the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, with India keen for visa-free access to the pilgrims to the historic shrine across the border.


344. Heres how Neem is beneficial for your health! ( Health )
 

Is your poor immune system wrecking your health? Fret not! Consumption of Neemcapsules can give you a myriad number of health benefits.


345. All Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in India to be grounded by 4pm: DGCA ( News and Blogs )
 

All Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in India are to be grounded by 4 pm this evening, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.


346. DGCA issues safety directives for Boeing 737-800 Max operations ( News and Blogs )
 

A day after an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737-800 MAX flight crashed killing all 157 people on board, India's civil aviation regulator on Monday issued fresh safety directives for operations of this make of aircraft in the country.


347. Flying cars will come true in five years, says Intel drone chief ( News and Blogs )
 

The next big thing in transportation is the possibility of autonomous flying cars. And if Intels drone chief, Anil Nanduri, is to be believed, we may be seeing flying cars as early as in the next five years.


348. JeM commander Mudasir killed in Tral ( News and Blogs )
 

Family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khan has identified his body as one of the two militants killed in Tral encounter, police said on Tuesday as it awaited forensic reports.


349. Lok Sabha Polls: Highest 115 seats to undergo polling during 3rd phase on April 23 ( News and Blogs )
 

The 3rd phase of seven-phased election to 17th Lok Sabha, beginning April 11 and ending on May 19, will see the maximum number of 115 seats spread over 14 states undergoing polling on April 23.


350. Data Theft :Andhra Pradesh government constitutes SIT ( News and Blogs )
 

The Andhra Pradesh Government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday to probe into the data theft case.


351. Jammu: 17-year-old dead in grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand ( News and Blogs )
 

A 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries in a grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand that took place earlier in the day, said police.


352. France, India agree to establish maritime surveillance centres in India ( News and Blogs )
 

French Space Agency CNES on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a maritime surveillance centre in the country.


353. India says GSP concessions by US amount to duty reduction of $190 million ( News and Blogs )
 

The government confirmed on Tuesday that the United States has given a 60-day withdrawal notice to India on the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits, which amount to duty reduction of 190 million dollars a year.


354. Air Force to equip Sukhoi-30s with Spice-2000 bombs used in air strikes inside Pakistan ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Air Force is equipping its Su-30MKI combat aircraft with the Israeli Spice-2000 bombs which were used by the force to carry out air strikes on the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists training camp inside Pakistan.


355. Pakistan issues order to seize assets of all banned outfits ( News and Blogs )
 

Days after Financial Action Task Force rapped Pakistan for its inaction on terror funding and money laundering, Islamabad has spun into action and decided to launch a crackdown on terrorist groups including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).


356. Trump decides to withdraw Indias name from GSP program list ( News and Blogs )
 

United States President Donald Trump on Monday announced his decision to withdraw India from the list of countries enjoying the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program on goods exported to the US.


357. Holy chants and offerings: Country celebrates Maha Shivratri ( News and Blogs )
 

With the chants of Om Namah Shivaya and 'Har Har Mahadev,' reverberating the temples across the country, devotees performed the morning rituals of Maha Shivratri on Monday.


358. Protest outside United Nations against Pakistan ( News and Blogs )
 

People from different nationalities held a protest outside the United Nations building in New York on Sunday (local time) against Pakistan for sponsoring cross border terrorism in India and Afghanistan.


359. With confident face, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan walks gracefully to India ( News and Blogs )
 

After a delay of over five hours by Pakistan, Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman finally touched down the Indian soil on Friday at 9.20 pm with a confident face followed by a graceful walk.


360. Abhinandan's homecoming: Wing Commander's family receives heart-warming welcome onboard ( News and Blogs )
 

It is a day of celebration for India as Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken into custody by Pakistani rangers; three days ago will be repatriated today.


361. IAF pilot likely to return via Wagah-Attari on Friday, Amarinder offers to receive (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities on Friday and brought back home through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post.


362. Pakistan to consider returning Indian pilot if it leads to de-escalation of tension, says Pak FM ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that Pakistan is willing to consider returning Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman if it leads to de-escalation of tension and peace with India.


363. ICPA extend full support to Govt, says consider itself as second line of defence after armed forces ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the border, Indian Commercial Pilots Association Central Office (ICPA) on Thursday extended complete support and co-operation in all operations to the Government of India in a fight against terrorism.


364. Don’t want war, can’t afford miscalculations: Imran Khan ( News and Blogs )
 

Pak PM Imran Khan on Wednesday said his country’s fighter planes transgressed into the Indian side to demonstrate their capabilities but he did not want a war as the two countries, with the kind of “weapons” they have, cannot afford “miscalculations”.


365. NSA, IAF monitored operations from Air Headquarters: A timeline of events ( News and Blogs )
 

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and IAF Chief BS Dhanoa worked throughout the intervening night of February 25 to the early morning hours of February 26 monitoring final stage operations that carried out aerial strikes inside Pakistani territory of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


366. Intelligence-based counter-terror strike by IAF targetted 300 terrorists ( News and Blogs )
 

The anti-terror operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on early Tuesday morning, targeting camps of dreaded terror outfitJaish-e-Mohammadin Balakot in Pakistans Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is said to have targetted nearly 300 terrorists


367. IAF attacks terror camps in PoK with 1000 kg bomb ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out aerial strikes at major terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, completely destroying them, 12 days after the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama.


368. Oscars 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book win big, heres the complete winners list ( News and Blogs )
 

On the biggest night of Hollywood this year, Green Book claimed the best picture award at the 91st Academy Awards.


369. 300 cars burnt in fire at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A total of 300 cars were gutted in a fire that broke out in the open parking area of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka hereon Saturday afternoon.


370. Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier, extends trade talks (Lead)1 ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He expressed optimism that the two countries would reach a trade agreement and defuse a dispute between the world's two largest economies, as both sides agreed to continue their negotiations for two more days.


371. Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train for tourist visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat from March 4.


372. Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk: Study ( Health )
 

Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say.


373. Say no to hair woes! ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

As people are getting busy with their hectic work schedule - with little to no time left for self-care and pampering - hair fall is increasingly becoming a common problem.


374. EPFO hikes interest rate on provident fund to 8.65 pc for 2018-19 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday recommended increasing interest rate for 2018-19 to 8.65 per cent as compared to 8.55 per cent in the previous year.


375. Samsung unveils flagship Galaxy S10, S10+ smartphones (Lead) ( Science & Technology )
 

In a bid to take on Apple, Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at San Francisco.


376. India-Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama Terrorist attack in strongest term ( News and Blogs )
 

In a joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman have condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent terrorist attack on Indian forces in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.


377. LS polls: Congress likely to announce alliance, seat-sharing agreement with DMK soon ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress is expected to announce its alliance and seat-sharing agreement with the DMK for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and by-election soon as the talks with DMK chief MK Stalin's has been underway since past few weeks, according to sources.


378. Lockheed Martin unveils F-21 fighter jet for India, from India ( News and Blogs )
 

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter for India, specifically configured for the Indian Air Force.


379. Government eases norms for start-up, raises turnover limit-operation tenure ( News and Blogs )
 

The Centre has announced a slew of measures for the benefit of the start-up community including extending the period of availing start-up benefits to 10 years and increasing the turnover limit to 100 crores.


380. Pulwama attack: Mortal remains of bravehearts arrive amidst anti-Pak slogans ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid slogans of "Pakistan Murdabaad", mortal remains of slain Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel draped in the Indian flag were brought to their respective native places on Saturday.


381. 48 countries condemn Pulwama attack, extend support to India ( News and Blogs )
 

The international community has extended support to India following the dreaded Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of nearly 40 CRPF personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.


382. All-party meeting begins in Delhi to deliberate on Pulwama attack ( News and Blogs )
 

The all-party meeting called by Central Government to deliberate upon the situations arising out of Pulwama terror attack has begun here on Saturday. The meeting is being chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.


383. Security forces will decide time, place to retaliate Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi on Friday reiterated the nations resolve to take on terrorists decisively in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that security forces have been given full freedom to carry out anti-terror operations to retaliate Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of nearly 42 CRPF jawans.


384. Pulwama terror attack: Jammu commerce body calls for bandh ( News and Blogs )
 

The attack on a CRPF convoy by terrorists in Kashmir on Thursday has evoked strong condemnation from political parties and other organisations including Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, which called for a bandh in the state on Friday.


385. AgustaWestland case: Delhi Court sends Deepak Talwar to 14-day judicial custody ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi court on Thursday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to 14-day judicial custody in connection with AgustaWestland case.


386. NASA's Mars Opportunity rover 'declared dead' ( News and Blogs )
 

The NASA has officially called time on its Opportunity Mars rover, after the six-wheeled robot landed on the Red Planet 15 years ago for searching life on it.


387. CAG: 17.08% of money was saved on India-specific enhancements in contract for 36 Rafale planes ( News and Blogs )
 

Compared to the deal for procurement of 126 fighter aircraft, India managed to save 17.08 per cent of money for the India-specific enhancements in the contract for acquisition of 36 Rafale planes, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in its report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.


388. Congress' poll strategy to be based on regional issues: Scindia ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that his party is formulating a strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections keeping in mind the regional issues.


389. Delivery of first Rafale aircraft in September ( News and Blogs )
 

Notwithstanding the controversy, the Rafale fighter jet procurement process is on schedule and the first aircraft will be delivered to India in September this year, said an Indian Air Force (IAF) official on Tuesday.


390. 17 people killed in Delhi hotel fire ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 17 people, including a child, were killed and 11 others injured after a massive fire broke out in a five-storey hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh area in the wee hours of Tuesday.


391. US negotiators reach deal to avoid government shutdown (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US House and Senate legislators have reached an agreement "in principle" to provide $1.375 billion for barriers at the Mexico border, a figure far lower than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump had demanded, to avert another government shutdown.


392. Time for some hair detox says Beauty Expert Shahnaz Hussein ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle --all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lack lustre locks and even hair loss.


393. Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu to sit on hunger strike demanding special status for AP ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday arrived in Delhi ahead of his strike at AP Bhawan on Monday demanding special status for his state.


394. Govt approves amendments to Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

The central government on Wednesday approved to move official amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018, pursuant to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF).


395. India launches latest communication satellite GSAT-31 onboard European launch vehicle ( News and Blogs )
 

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana at 2:31 am (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.


396. MHA asks WB to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata Police Commissioner ( News and Blogs )
 

The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar for sitting on a dharna with Banerjee and some other police officers.


397. The China threat receives attention at Singapore conference ( News and Blogs )
 

The latest edition of the Asia Defence Expo and Conference Series (ADECS), an annual conference focusing on various aspects of defence, was held in Singapore on January 28-29, 2019.


398. Monaco Prince, PM Modi hold talks on bilateral cooperation ( News and Blogs )
 

The head of state of Monaco, Prince Albert II, on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks on enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas such as environment, climate change and renewable energy.


399. Will initiate appeal process: Vijay Mallya after UK decides to extradite him to India ( News and Blogs )
 

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has decided to initiate appeal process after the UK Home Office approved his extradition to India on Monday.


400. Indian Online Companies rank 11th for overseas expansion: Singapore and Hong Kong top list ( News and Blogs )
 

Singapore and Hong Kong are the number one countries when it comes to online companies doing business abroad. India fell just outside the top ten but still ahead of the UK and US.


401. Rare fish sightings in Japan raise quake, tsunami fears ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis.


402. As polls near, who will pay for government's ambitious promises? ( News and Blogs )
 

All day yesterday, there has been talk after hearing Piyush Goyal's budget speech: where will the government get the money from to bankroll all its ambitious election promises?


403. Budget 2019 raises allocations for major schemes ( News and Blogs )
 

The Interim Budget for 2019-20 announced on Friday by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has raised the outlay for major schemes.


404. Budget 2019: Individual taxpayers with annual income up to Rs 5 lakh to get full tax rebate ( News and Blogs )
 

Individual taxpayers with annual income up to Rs 5 lakh will get full tax rebate, said Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, while presenting the interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha.


405. Highlights of Interim Budget for 2019-20 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Centre on Friday revised upwards the fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 to 3.4 per cent of the GDP, from the previous target of 3.3 per cent.


406. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to present Interim Budget today ( News and Blogs )
 

With the Lok Sabha elections only a few months away, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present NDA governments Interim Budget on Friday amidst a lot of hopes and expectations from across the spectrum of societyright from the common people to industries.


407. Congress' Shafia Zubair wins Ramgarh assembly by-poll ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress candidate Shafia Zubair on Thursday defeated her rival Suwant Singh of BJP by a margin of 12,228 votes to win the Ramgarh assembly by-polls.


408. AgustaWestland co-accused Rajiv Saxena, lobbyist Deepak Talwar extradited to India from UAE ( News and Blogs )
 

Rajiv Saxena, the co-accused in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal case, and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar were extradited to India in the early hours of Thursday from United Arab Emirates (UAE), in another breakthrough for the government.


409. Chanda Kochhar terminated by ICICI Bank, four months after she quit as CEO ( News and Blogs )
 

Chanda Kochhar, who had resigned as CEO and MD of ICICI Bank nearly four months back, was terminated on Wednesday and all her entitlements were revoked by the bank.


410. Swine flu spreads in Delhi, toll now 18 ( News and Blogs )
 

There is an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases in the national capital, which has seen over 500 cases being reported from various hospitals in the city over the past one month.


411. Central assistance of Rs 7,214.03 crore approved for States affected by natural disasters ( News and Blogs )
 

The High-Level Committee meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved additional Central assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 7,214.03 crore to six States and one Union Territory.


412. Veteran politician George Fernandes passes away at 88 ( News and Blogs )
 

One of the most popular defence ministers, veteran politician George Fernandes passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 88.


413. Himachal govt urges locals to avoid visiting avalanche-prone slopes ( News and Blogs )
 

Owing to a fresh spate of snowfall in various parts of the state, locals have been advised to avoid venturing near avalanche-prone slopes.


414. Timely arrest prevented major terror strike on Republic Day: Delhi Police ( News and Blogs )
 

A timely action by the Special Cell of Delhi Police has foiled a possible terror attack in Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha.


415. Railways to recruit over 4 lakh people till 2021: Goyal ( News and Blogs )
 

The railways will employ over four lakh people by 2021, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Wednesday indicating that the recruitment under the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections would begin soon.


416. Priyanka Gandhi formally enters politics, given charge of eastern UP ( News and Blogs )
 

After years of guessing game, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally entered active politics formally, with the Congress on Wednesday giving her the charge of boosting the party’s fortunes in eastern Uttar Pradesh in run up to the Lok Sabha polls.


417. Here are sure-fire ways to grow your hair ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

While one can't really wave a magic-wand to dramatically grow one's hair, there are a few conjuring roadways to speed up hair growth by a bit more than usual


418. Oscars 2019: Here's the complete list of nominees ( News and Blogs )
 

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross.


419. EVM Hackathon: Andhra CM demands ECI to revert to paper ballot system ( News and Blogs )
 

Saying that electronic voting machines (EVMs) have turned out to be a big threat to democracy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday, demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek opinion of all political parties and revert to the paper ballot system.


420. Decimated by Xiaomi-led tsunami, Indian smartphone makers toil to survive (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )
 

Once the darling of Indian smartphone users, desi brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and few others have nearly been decimated by affordable-yet-powerful devices from the Chinese vendors that have flooded both online and offline channels.


421. Mamata's opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition (News Analysis) ( News and Blogs )
 

Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her 'United India Rally', political analysts said it might not be enough to catapult her as the prime face of anti-BJP politics as her party lacks a national presence.


422. Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swami passes away ( News and Blogs )
 

Shivakumara Swami, the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha, passed away here on Monday after a prolonged illness.


423. SBI raises US $1.25 billion funds through bonds from overseas market ( News and Blogs )
 

SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday said that India's largest public sector lender has raised US $ 1.25 billion through bonds from the overseas market.


424. Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview) ( News and Blogs )
 

The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.


425. In pictures: Pilgrims seek salvation at Kumbh Mela 2019 ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

One of the world's largest religious festivals, the Kumbh Mela kick started on January 15 at Prayagraj - formerly known as Allahabad - in Uttar Pradesh.


426. PM Modi meets foreign dignitaries ahead of 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit ( News and Blogs )
 

Trade, economic ties, healthcare were the major issues discussed in the meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat in Gandhi Nagar, ahead of the " 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit" on Friday.


427. Navy divers detect one of 15 Meghalaya miners trapped in a rat-hole coal mine ( News and Blogs )
 

The divers of Indian Navy on Thursday detected the body of one miner out of 15 who are trapped in an illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district for over a month now.


428. Congress Core Group meeting discusses Mission 2019, Karnataka, UP ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress Core Group's meeting, which took place on Tuesday here at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha elections among other political issues.


429. Pongal '19: Madurai celebrates Jallikattu ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming event, began in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district on Tuesday on the occasion of Pongal.


430. Fuel prices continue upward march, petrol at Rs 70.41/ltr in Delhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel prices were hiked for the seventh time in the New Year, adding to commuters' woes.


431. Kumbh 2019: Devotees throng Sangam ghat, security tightened ( News and Blogs )
 

Scores of devotees from across the country took a holy dip at Sangam Ghat on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Kumbh Mela here on Monday.


432. BSP-SP alliance announced, Mayawati calls it 'a new political revolution' ( News and Blogs )
 

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls together, BSP supremo Mayawati announced on Saturday, calling their alliance ' a new political revolution'.


433. CMs of six states sign Renukaji Dam project agreement (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief Ministers of six north Indian states signed an agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam here on Friday, which aims to fulfil the water needs of these states, said an official statement.


434. GST Council decides to exempt businesses with turnover of Rs 40 lakh ( News and Blogs )
 

Providing relief to small traders, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to exempt businesses with turnover of Rs 40 lakh, raising the threshold from Rs 20 lakh.


435. Alok Verma ouster: Kharge dissents, questions CVC findings ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge submitted a dissent note before the High Powered Committee, which decided the ouster of Alok Verma as the CBI Director, questioning the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) findings against Verma.


436. Security beefed up in Haryana, Punjab ahead of murder trial verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim ( News and Blogs )
 

A special CBI court here will likely pronounce verdict in a journalist's murder case, allegedly involving jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.


437. GST Council meeting underway, major relief expected for MSMEs, housing, cement industry ( News and Blogs )
 

The 32nd meeting of the GST Council has started in New Delhi on Thursday. Chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the meeting aims to provide relief to small tax payers.


438. Winter Session of Parliament quite productive, 5 bills passed ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Parliament's Winter Session 2018 was "a successful session in terms of wide participation of all political parties" and the productivity of Lok Sabha was pegged at 47 per cent while that of the Rajya Sabha at 27 per cent.


439. Qatar-based Indian youths booked for conspiring to wage war against Syria ( News and Blogs )
 

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has registered a case against Indian youths in Qatar who had allegedly joined terrorist organisations Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Nusrah.


440. SC reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma rejoins office ( News and Blogs )
 

A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director with limited powers, he resumed attending office on Wednesday and reviewed the progress of various high profile cases.


441. Navy's ROV maps rat hole access at Meghalaya mine disaster site ( News and Blogs )
 

As part of the ongoing efforts to rescue the trapped miners from a flooded coal mine in Ksan near Lytein River in East Jaintia Hills, Indian Navy's Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) probes, up to a distance of 100 feet, have been successfully undertaken inside the two identified rat holes which run horizontal to the vertical shaft, on Tuesday.


442. Trump-Modi exchange New Year greetings, Indian Ambassador's credentials expedited ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump exchanged New Year greetings in a telephonic conversation Monday evening and expressed satisfaction over the progress of US-India ties in 2018.


443. Kumbh 2019: 'Largest temporary city of World to have 250 Km long roads, 22 bridges' ( News and Blogs )
 

The setting up of a new city in the huge Mela area, has 250 km long roads and 22 pontoon bridges which will make it the largest temporary city of the world, informed Uttar Pradesh government on Monday while sharing details of the Prayagraj Kumbh.


444. Where are global and India stock markets headed in 2019 ( Finance )
 

Almost all major markets, barring India's, closed 2018, having lost ground as compared with a year ago- wiping off billions in companies market capitalisation.


445. Find out! Who won what at Golden Globes 2019 ( News and Blogs )
 

While the American comedy-drama ''Green Book'' topped the night with three wins, the Freddie Mercury biopic ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' and Alfonso Cuaron''s ''Roma'' tied with two awards each.


446. India script historic Test series, win on Australian soil ( News and Blogs )
 

India have penned history by winning a Test series on Australian soil for the first time on Monday, 7th Dec 19.


447. Fuel prices witness fresh hike, petrol at Rs 68.50 in Delhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Amidst the perpetual rise and fall, the rates of fuel prices went up for the first time in 2019 with the petrol selling at Rs 68.50 and diesel at Rs 62.24 on Monday, with a rise by 21 paise and 8 paise per litre, respectively.


448. Golden Globe 2019: Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' win top honours ( News and Blogs )
 

It was a big night for Rami Malek who won his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his film 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.


449. Indian Air Force to deploy Rafale jets in Ambala, Hashimara ( News and Blogs )
 

With a view to positioning its most modern fighter jets on both the fronts, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will deploy one each squadron of the Rafale combat aircraft at its airbases in Ambala in Haryana and Hashimara in West Bengal.


450. Widespread violence in Kerala during shutdown over Sabarimala ( News and Blogs )
 

A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called to denounce the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple saw major violence on Thursday, a rarity compared to the regular strikes the state witnesses from time to time.


451. Sabarimala temple shuts after two women pray at shrine (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala was shut on Wednesday "for purification" after two women from the hitherto banned age group said they had prayed there, and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed this was true.


452. Trapped Meghalaya miners untraced even as Odisha firefighters pump out water ( News and Blogs )
 

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers and Odisha firefighters on Tuesday began dewatering the coal mine in their bid to rescue 15 coal miners trapped in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.


453. Triple talaq bill not taken up in Rajya Sabha, opposition wants select committee ( News and Blogs )
 

The revised triple talaq bill, which the government is keen on pushing through Parliament, could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as the opposition insisted on sending it to a select committee.


454. Mid-air collision of 3 international flights averted, AAIB to summon pilots ( News and Blogs )
 

The Aircraft Accident Incident Bureau (AAIB) will be summoning pilots of three international flights that narrowly escaped mid-air collision in the Delhi flight information region, sources in AAIB said on Friday.


455. The Changing Dynamics of the Digital Gaming Industry ( News and Blogs )
 

The year 2018 has seen fantastic growth in almost all segments of games, right from games like rummy online to social games like PUBG.


456. Defence Ministry to organise 'Drone Olympics' to encourage UAV production in country ( News and Blogs )
 

Seeking to encourage indigenous manufacturing of UAVs, the Defence Ministry is organising a Drone Olympics along with the Aero India air show in Bangalore where both national and international players would showcase their capabilities.


457. NIA raids matter: Court sends all 10 IS suspects to 12 days remand ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi court on Thursday sent all 10 terror suspects who were part of the now-busted ISIS-inspired terror module, to 12 days remand. The terror investigative agency had sought a remand of 15 days.


458. Nokia 8.1: Alluring design, capable hardware in a 'value flagship' (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )
 

Available in India for Rs 26,999 in a single configuration of 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, the device supports high-quality HDR10 display, like its predecessor, the Nokia 7.1.


459. Indonesia tsunami toll rises to 430, nearly 22,000 displaced ( News and Blogs )
 

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised to 430 the death toll in the devastating tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Sunda Strait, while nearly 22,000 people were displaced.


460. Dal Lake freezes partially as mercury dips in Kashmir ( News and Blogs )
 

Srinagar recorded the coldest night in 11 years as mercury dipped to minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, partially freezing the world famous Dal Lake and other water bodies.


461. Indonesian tsunami toll rises to 281 amid fresh warnings issued ( News and Blogs )
 

Indonesian authorities have confirmed the death of at least 281 people in the devastating tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait in the western part of the archipelago on Saturday night, which also left 1,016 injured.


462. Six items taken out of the 28% GST tax bracket: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that six items have been removed from the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.


463. 12 years after Sohrabuddin encounter, all 22 accused acquitted (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Twelve years after the sensational killing of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, his associate Tulsiram Prajapati and rape-cum-murder of Kausar Bi, a Special CBI Court here on Friday acquitted all 22 accused in the politically sensitive case, saying "witnesses and proofs were not satisfactory".


464. Savour Gooseberry (Amla), the fruit of immortality for health and beauty ( Health )
 

Gooseberry or Amla known as the fruit of immortality, is believed to be nature's boon to revitalize potency, longevity, increasing immunity and strengthening of bones, and aiding weight loss.


465. Priyanka-Nick look splendid at Mumbai wedding reception ( News and Blogs )
 

After a lavish wedding and a grand Delhi reception, newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on Wednesday hosted a reception in Mumbai.


466. Air Chief Marshal hails SC's order, says IAF badly needs Rafale ( News and Blogs )
 

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale jet deal and said the Indian Air Force needs the fighter aircraft badly.


467. Communication satellite GSAT-7A launched ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major boost for the communication capabilities of the defence forces, communication satellite GSAT-7A was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday.


468. India retains highest aviation safety ranking ( News and Blogs )
 

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday communicated that India is adhering to safety standards of International Civil Aviation Organization and India's International Aviation Safety Assessment rating remains Category 1.


469. Toll rises to 8 in Mumbai hospital blaze, 25 critical ( News and Blogs )
 

The overnight toll in a Mumbai government hospital blaze rose to eight with two more victims succumbing to their injuries, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control official here on Tuesday.


470. Kamal Nath takes oath as MP CM, ends 15-year-old BJP rule ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who steered his party to victory in Madhya Pradesh, was on Monday sworn in as its 18th Chief Minister, bringing to an end 15 years of BJP rule in the state which had become the saffron party's stronghold.


471. India, Maldives to deepen Indian Ocean security cooperation, increase trade (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Maldives signed four agreements, including on cultural cooperation, IT and electronics cooperation and on improving the ecosystem for agribusiness.


472. CM-designates Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Baghel to take oath today ( News and Blogs )
 

Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel will on Monday take oath as the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, respectively.


473. Author Amitav Ghosh conferred with 54th Jnanpith Award ( News and Blogs )
 

A prominent contemporary Indian writer, author Amitav Ghosh has been conferred with the 54th Jnanpith Award.


474. 'Lone wolf' attacks a major concern, says Maharashtra ATS Chief ( News and Blogs )
 

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Atulchandra Kulkarni has said that 'lone wolf' attacks are a major cause of concern in present-day Maharashtra.


475. Interpol issues red corner notice against Choksi (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive Indian diamentaire Mehul Choksi after a request from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an official said on Thursday.


476. Gehlot, Pilot leave for Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress chief ministerial hopefuls for Rajasthan Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have left for New Delhi to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The meeting is likely to take place at 10 am.


477. First photos of newly married Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal out! ( News and Blogs )
 

Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and son of industrialist Ajay Piramal, Anand tied the knot on Wednesday in a big fat wedding held at the Ambani residence, Antilla in Mumbai.


478. Honor 8C: Big-battery phone with good rear camera ( Science & Technology )
 

Ever since breaking into the list of top five smartphone sellers in India earlier this year, Chinese giant Huawei's sub-brad Honor has been refreshing its phone line-ups with renewed vigour.


479. Congress to form MP government as Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The path for the formation of a Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was cleared with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigning from the post on Wednesday declaring that the BJP was not going to stake claim.


480. Big jolt to BJP, Congress leads in 12 Bastar seats ( News and Blogs )
 

In a massive blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh, where the Congress has taken a huge leap towards victory, the Opposition Party also gained lead on 12 seats in Bastar, out of which four were BJP strongholds.


481. Congress bags Chhattisgarh, TRS sweeps Telangana, suspense in MP (Third Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


482. Congress leads in three BJP-ruled states, TRS in Telangana (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress candidates on Tuesday took significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was inching ahead of the BJP in both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in Assembly elections held in five states.


483. I didn't steal anyone's money: Mallya ( News and Blogs )
 

Absconding Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Monday, who appeared in a court here in connection with an extradition case, said that he had not stolen anyone's money and his offer to pay back the loan amount of banks was not a bogus one.


484. Nita Ambani, Isha Ambani, Hillary Clinton visit Swadesh Bazaar in Udaipur ( News and Blogs )
 

The bride-to-be Isha Ambani along with her mother Nita Ambani and Hillary Clinton visited Swadesh Bazaar, an initiative of Reliance Foundation celebrating 108 traditional crafts and art forms of India.


485. Andhra Pradesh pitched to become India's knowledge capital ( News and Blogs )
 

A workshop on "Andhra Pradesh: India's Emerging Knowledge Capital" was organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Centre for Strategy and Leadership (CSL) in association with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), Government of Andhra Pradesh.


486. Here are some magical moments from Priyanka, Nick's Hindu wedding ( News and Blogs )
 

After breaking the internet with some beautiful pictures and videos from the Christian wedding ceremony, glimpses of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Hindu wedding are out, and they are simply stunning!


487. Of a kingmaker, farmland fiction and start-ups (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Read a biography charting Mamata Banerjee's rise from a student leader to the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal and how she could be a possible "kingmaker" after the 2019 general elections; take in a novel set against the backdrop of old Punjab, early California and revolution-torn Mexico; read a fictional tale that pits debt-laden farmers against the political forces at work; and finally, get a peek into the world of start-ups in India.


488. Voting underway in Telangana Assembly polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Polling began at 7 a.m. in all of the 119 constituencies including 32,815 polling stations spread across 31 districts,in the first full-fledged elections in India's youngest state.


489. Rajasthan: Polling begins in 199 constituencies ( News and Blogs )
 

Polling has begun to decide the fate of over 2,000 candidates across 199 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan. It is scheduled to end at 5pm today.


490. OPPO A7: Impressive selfie camera, good battery life (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )
 

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO recently launched its new offering in the "A" series" the "A7" for Rs 16,990 in India.


491. AgustaWestland case: British High Commission seeks consular ( News and Blogs )
 

The British High Commission has asked the Indian government for consular access to Christian Michel, sources said on Thursday. Michel is a British citizen and the alleged middleman in the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland deal.


492. Christian Michel sent to 5 days CBI custody (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


493. How to Become an Acupuncturist? ( Career )
 

Acupuncture or Needling Therapy is a traditional form of oriental medicine which originated in China and is practiced by therapists all over the world.


494. Bulandshahr clashes a 'big conspiracy,' reverse probe has begun to unearth truth: UP DGP ( News and Blogs )
 

The violence in Bulandshahr claimed two lives, including that of a cop, who was the Investigating Officer (IO) in the Akhlaq lynching case.


495. Calculating insurance risks and premiums - Actuarial Science ( Career )
 

Technically speaking the job of an actuary is to assess the financial impact of an uncertain future event.


496. ISRO successfully launches GSAT-11 communication satellite ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-11, from the Spaceport in French Guiana in the wee hours of Wednesday.


497. TDP, Congress flags flying together for country's good: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday asserted that it is for the first time that his party and the Congress have formed an alliance for the benefit of the country.


498. Priyanka, Nick dance their heart out at their Sangeet ceremony ( News and Blogs )
 

From celebrating their love to dancing their heart out with family and friends, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had a blast at their Sangeet ceremony.


499. Trump says China to cut tariffs on US cars; markets rise (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, after he negotiated a truce in the trade war with Beijing. The announcement boosted the financial markets.


500. China agrees to reclassify fentanyl after meeting with US at G20 summit ( News and Blogs )
 

China has decided to reclassify 'fentanyl' as a 'controlled substance', following the meeting between United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday.


501. America has lost a patriot: US remembers George H W Bush ( News and Blogs )
 

Condolences poured in from all quarters as former US President George H W Bush passed away on November 30 (local time, December 1 IST).


502. G20: Prime Minister Modi meets host of world leaders on day 2 ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with a host of prominent international leaders during the second day of the ongoing G20 Summit in Argentina.


503. Pakistan needs to show positive step on ground first: Indian Army Chief ( News and Blogs )
 

The Army Chief added that a positive step from Pakistan is what is needed presently because India has a clear policy that terror and talks cannot go together.


504. With focus on anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, Indian and UK navies begin joint drill ( News and Blogs )
 

Navies of India and United Kingdom began their joint exercise - Konkan 18 - at Mumbai Coast on Wednesday.


505. Battle for MP a generally peaceful affair; turnout exceeds 74 pc ( News and Blogs )
 

A turnout exceeding 74 per cent was recorded on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh that witnessed single-phase voting across 230 assembly constituencies amid tight security.


506. BJP, Cong appeal to MP, Mizoram residents to cast votes ( News and Blogs )
 

As voting for the single-phase Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections gets underway, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have appealed to voters to exercise their right.


507. India, Pak swing between euphoria, moments of aggression: Manish Tewari on Kartarpur ( News and Blogs )
 

After the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor was laid by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that India is swinging between "euphoria and moments of great aggression" with Pakistan.


508. A decade of Mumbai Terror Attack: What all happened during attacks and in years to follow ( News and Blogs )
 

Ten years ago on this day, India's financial capital Mumbai faced the worst terror attack after 10 heavily armed terrorists sailed into the city.


509. Manipur to give grand honour to pugilist Mary Kom ( News and Blogs )
 

Still chasing her long cherished dream of clinching an Olympic gold for the country, boxing legend M.C.Mary Kom, who on Saturday became the first woman to win six World Championship gold medals, said the hunger is still there.


510. Looking their regal best, Deepika-Ranveer arrive at Bengaluru reception ( News and Blogs )
 

Newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh arrived at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru for their reception on Wednesday amidst a swarm of media persons waiting to capture the couple's all-regal look.


511. India Skills Report: Andhra tops in employability rate, talent quality ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana, as per the India Skills Report 2019.


512. Make up kit essentials for brides to be! ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Some bridal makeup kit essentials that you just can't miss if you want to look fabulous as a diva on your wedding day!


513. India, Australia exchange five MoUs ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Australia exchanged five Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the presence of Foreign Minister of Australia Marine Payne and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde during President Ramnath Kovind's maiden visit to the island nation.


514. Number of missing in California fires continues to fluctuate ( News and Blogs )
 

Almost two weeks since the massive wildfire began and which has already claimed 81 lives in northern California, the number of missing persons continues to fluctuate wildly in the chaos, standing at 699 on Tuesday.


515. Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.


516. Deepika, Ranveer give a glimpse of their wedding celebrations ( News and Blogs )
 

Newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Tuesday treated fans to a few glimpses of their wedding celebrations, which was held at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy last week.


517. SC fumes over media leak in CBI bribery case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed strong displeasure on the publication of "leaked" reports in the media and said the "highest degree of confidentiality" should have been maintained on the issue of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Kumar Verma's case against order to divest his powers.


518. Amritsar blast: Punjab CM announces Rs 50 lakh reward for info on suspects ( News and Blogs )
 

A day after three people were killed and 20 others got injured in a grenade blast in Amritsar, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.


519. Deepika Padukone looked like a dream in Sabyasachi outfits for her wedding! ( News and Blogs )
 

Deepika looked no less than a vision in his extravagant and beautiful creations.


520. Prices of petrol, diesel slashed further on Monday ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel prices once again witnessed a decline on Monday in New Delhi and Mumbai.


521. Google Doodle celebrates humanity's first message into space ( News and Blogs )
 

In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google on Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle.


522. Google's drone delivery project set to 'take off' in Australia ( Science & Technology )
 

Australia is set to become "the most advanced country in the world" in drone delivery when the first commercial service starts operations in 2019.


523. ISRO to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite today ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the GSLV Mark III rocket carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite at 5:08 pm (IST) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday.


524. Stan Lee dead, Hollywood remembers comic legend ( News and Blogs )
 

Stan Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling, passes away at the age of 95.


525. Congress-TDP's Telangana lists out ( News and Blogs )
 

After keeping all waiting, the main opposition Congress and its TDP ally in Telangana has finally released their first lists of candidates for the December 7 assembly elections.


526. Minutes before polling, Naxals trigger IED blast in Chhattisgarh ( News and Blogs )
 

Minutes before the polling for first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) of 1-2 kilograms was exploded by the Naxals near Tumakpal camp in Katekalyan block of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.


527. 'Thugs of Hindostan' creates history, collects Rs. 52 cr on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

The multi-starrer flick, which released on November 8, raked in a whopping Rs. 52.25 crore on the opening day, including the Tamil and Telugu-dubbed versions.


528. After 30 years, Defence Minister inducts artillery into Army ( News and Blogs )
 

After a wait of 30 years, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inducted three M777 ultra light howitzers (ULH), ten K9 Vajra and field artillery tractors and high mobility gun towing vehicles into the Indian Army.


529. Thick haze, smog persist in Delhi, AQI slips to 'hazardous' ( News and Blogs )
 

According to the autonomous meteorological body set up under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, SAFAR, the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 8:15 am was recorded at 428, which falls under the 'hazardous' category.


530. 2nd Demonetisation anniversary: Cong condemns democracy's 'black day' ( News and Blogs )
 

On the second anniversary of the central government's demonetisation drive on Thursday, the Congress party criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy.


531. South Korean first lady visits Taj Mahal ( News and Blogs )
 

South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook along with a high level delegation from South Korea visited Taj Mahal on Wednesday and was stunned by its beauty.


532. Uttarakhand: PM Modi rings in Diwali with Indian Army, ITBP troops ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated the festival with jawans of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand.


533. Dhanteras got more special, said PM Modi on INS Arihant completing nuclear triad ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi said felicitated the crew of Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) INS Arihantafter the submarine returned from its first deterrence patrol, completing the establishment of the country's survivable nuclear triad.


534. Anushka is grateful to God for hubby Virat's birth! ( News and Blogs )
 

Anushka Sharma is celebrating husband Virat Kohli's 30th birthday with an endearing wish.


535. Sabarimala: Amid tight security, devotees begin trek towards hill shrine ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid tight security, devotees of Lord Ayyappa on Monday began the trek from Nilakkal base camp to the hill shrine of Sabarimala ahead of the temple's opening this evening.


536. Section 144 to be imposed at Sabarimala temple ( News and Blogs )
 

As the Sabarimala temple is set to open its door for a special prayer on November 5, Pathanamthitta district collector has decided to impose Section 144 in Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal, and Elavunkal from November 4-6.


537. India expected to get waiver from US sanctions against oil importers ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump is expected to grant India an exemption from the sanctions against buying oil from Iran when the waivers will be announced on November 5.


538. 40 lakh vehicles deregistered in Delhi, SC told ( News and Blogs )
 

The Delhi government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it has deregistered 40 lakh vehicles, out of a total of 1.1 crore, which include vehicles running on petrol and diesel that are over 15 years and 10 years old respectively.


539. Democracy in danger, says Abdullah at meet with Pawar, Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Accusing the BJP of attacking Constitutional institutions, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday that "democracy is in danger" as he met NCP leader Sharad Pawar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.


540. Delhi Court grants bail to suspended CBI DSP ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who is accused of falsifying records of a corruption case involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.


541. Italy, India can cooperate on multiple sectors, says the visiting PM Conte ( News and Blogs )
 

The visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday said he held "fruitful talks" with his Indian counterpart and exuded confidence that both countries can work together to meet the complex challenges of the new century.


542. Metro-like 'Train-18' to hit railway tracks from Jan ( News and Blogs )
 

A first-of-its-kind 16-bogie metro-like train, capable of achieving a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour, is ready to hit the tracks from January.


543. India, Qatar set up joint commission ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Qatar on Monday signed a joint declaration to establish an inter-ministerial high-level joint committee to regularly review all bilateral matters, apart from regional and global issues of mutual interest.


544. Indonesian plane crashes in Jakarta minutes after take off ( News and Blogs )
 

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane Flight JT-610 headed to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands, came down crashing minutes after taking off from here on Monday, said Indonesian officials.


545. Modi's Japan visit aimed at boosting strategic global partnership ( News and Blogs )
 

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarking on a visit to Japan on Saturday for the annual summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the special strategic and global partnership that the two sides share is expected to get a further impetus.


546. Indian Railways takes big leap with Made in India- Train 18 ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Railways has taken a big leap in terms of technology and indigenous rail coach development with the soon to be launched Train- 18.


547. Deepika looks ethereal in Sabyasachi's latest wedding collection ( News and Blogs )
 

If there's one designer who can make a bride look like a princess, it is definitely Sabyasachi Mukherjee.


548. BSVI compliant vehicles from April 2020: SC ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that from April 1, 2020, only Euro VI fuel compliant vehicles will be permitted to be sold and registered across the country.


549. Delhi Env Min directs officers, agencies to be in war mode to combat air pollution ( News and Blogs )
 

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday directed all officers and agencies, to be in war mode, to combat air pollution in the national capital.


550. Arrested DSP moves Delhi HC against arrest by CBI ( News and Blogs )
 

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devendra Kumar on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Moin Akhtar Qureshi case.


551. Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered ( News and Blogs )
 

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that sparked an international outcry.


552. Alexa Voice Service to help Indian masses control digital lives (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )
 

Alexa built-in is a category of devices created with the AVS that have a microphone and speaker. In India, Alexa devices are growing across multiple categories, including portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes.


553. Dawood's aide Motiwala to face extortion trial on Nov 12 ( News and Blogs )
 

London's West Magistrate Court has observed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's key aide Jabir Motiwala will remain in custody on remand and will appear for a case management hearing on November 12.


554. Sabarimala protests: 30 arrested in Pamba so far ( News and Blogs )
 

A total of 30 people have been arrested in Pamba since Tuesday in connection with protests against the entry of women of menstruating age inside the temple premises. About Sabarimala temple


555. None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief ( News and Blogs )
 

"There is a very strong police presence in and around Sabarimala," said Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra. A police force of over 1,000 personnel took position in Nilackal and Pamba,the foothills of the famed Lord Ayyappa temple. Meanwhile Activist and tantri family member Rahul Eashwar, said they will lead a peaceful protest.


556. Animal training- The perfect career for an animal lover ( Career )
 

Working with animals is an extremely rewarding and exciting career for those who genuinely love them. If you choose animal training as a career, first you must decide what type of animals you want to work with.


557. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passes away ( News and Blogs )
 

Noted technologist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away on Monday, due to complications arising out of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a statement from the company noted.


558. #MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID ( News and Blogs )
 

The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints.


559. Air India diverts flight to Mumbai after freak accident; No casualties ( News and Blogs )
 

The Air India flight had to be diverted to Mumbai after the aircraft wheels hit the airport's perimeter wall while taking off on Friday morning, official said.


560. Nirav Modi declared absconder in DRI case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat, on Wednesday, issued an order declaring fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi as an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading customs duty on import of diamonds and pearls.


561. Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Finland on env cooperation ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.


562. Para Asian Games: India bag 5 medals on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

India started their campaign at the ongoing third edition of the Para Asian Games on a high note by clinching five medals, including two silver and three bronze, on the opening day of the tournament.


563. President Kovind, PM Modi greet air warriors on IAF's 86th anniversary ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed air warriors on the occasion of Indian Air Force's 86th anniversary.


564. IMD issues low-pressure alert over Arabian sea ( News and Blogs )
 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert regarding the likely formation of the low-pressure area over South East Arabian sea and area adjoining Lakshadweep Islands.


565. India, Russia ink action plan to set up 6 more n-reactors in India ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Russia on Friday signed a document for cooperation on a new nuclear power project in India with the latest VVER-1200 type reactors powered by advanced fuel.


566. PM Modi, Russian President begin bilateral talks ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin began the crucial bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Friday.


567. Cabinet approves MoU to promote India-Russia cooperation in MSME ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) of India and Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation (RSMB).


568. PM receives 'UNEP Champions of Earth' award ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the 'UNEP Champions of the Earth for 2018' award, United Nations' highest environmental honour, from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here.


569. Nirav Modi's foreign assets seized by ED ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 637 crores belonging to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.


570. 384 dead in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Over 380 people were confirmed dead on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rescue workers were struggling to reach certain affected areas amid fears that the toll can still rise.