Date wise Archive


The Supreme Court today asked a woman, seeking permission to abort her 24-week foetus on grounds of abnormalities which could be even fatal to her, to examine the medical report on her health and apprise it of her stand.


Union minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the HRD ministry to look into a complaint by a woman who was asked to remove all her jewellery -- including a toe ring that symbolised her marital status -- before she was allowed to sit for an examination for government jobs.


JNU professor Amita Singh, who had last year kicked up a storm with her alleged remarks that all Dalits and Muslims are "anti-nationals", is among the thirteen people chosen by the HRD Ministry as member of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).


The nominations of all presidential candidates, barring those of NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition-backed Meira Kumar, were rejected today.


AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today termed as "mere lip service" the prime minister's statement against violence in the name of cow protection and said the BJP and Sangh-affiliated outfits have put a lower premium on human life.


President Pranab Mukherjee today highlighted India's rich diversity, saying the country must move forward as a whole and not by caste or community.


India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was today successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana, adding teeth to its current fleet of 17 working communication satellites.

L.S. Herdenia

There is no end to the woes of Madhya Pradesh farmers. The state government decided to purchase onions at the rate of Rs 8 per kg, after over-production brought the price of the produce crashing down to unheard-of levels and following an aggressive and violent protest by the farmers.

Harihar Swarup

The BJP’s Ram Nath Kovind is all set to be the country’s second Dalit President, first being K R Narayanan.  He was born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. His big qualification in the current Presidential election is that he is a Dalit. Till now the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s third occupant, Zakir Hussain, was the only one with direct association with key state. But he wasn’t born in Uttar Pradesh. His family migrated to Farukkhabad from Hyderabad, his place of birth was in what is now Telangana.

There is evident expectation in certain sections of the Government about the outcome of the Modi-Trump talks. India is a rising power and the US chief executive cannot afford to ignore it, is the common thinking. True, but it is also true that China is another rising Asian Power which is much stronger then India and Washington cannot ignore it either. Then there is Pakistan.

United Nations

India voiced deep concern over the possibility of collusion that leads to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist networks and non- state actors, calling for an early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrori


Europe is "more determined than ever" to make the Paris climate accord a success, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, and insisted that the deal is not negotiable while predicting difficult talks on the issue at next week's Group of 20 summit.


Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro put the military on alert today against an alleged coup after a renegade police detective claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on the Supreme Court, demanding the embattled president quit.


The Trump administration has set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States.


A parole committee has decided to grant early release to Israeli ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption, his lawyer said today.


The Indo-US relationship stands on its own merits, according to a top American commander who said that China is using its military and economic power to "erode" the rules-based international order.

United Nations

India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution.


China's military today rejected Bhutan's allegation that PLA soldiers violated its territory, saying its troops operated on "Chinese territory" and also asked India to "correct" its "wrong doing".


Pakistan today summoned India's acting Deputy High Commissioner over the alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops in Kashmir which it claimed to have killed a civilian.


Opposition DMK today demanded a CBI probe into the alleged bribe paid to a minister and officials over sale of banned gutkha, while Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the matter was being inquired by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC).


More than 500 pilgrims today paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath while the second batch of 2,481 pilgrims left from Jammu for the twin base- camps of the yatra, amid tight security.

Umaria (MP)

An injured tigress 'T 70' was shifted to Bhopal's Van Vihar yesterday, three days after it was rescued from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, a Forest official said today.

Rajive Kumar assumes charge as UP chief secy
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Senior IAS officer Rajive Kumar today took over as the new chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh as the Yogi Adityanath government carried out a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 44 IAS officers.


The Madras High Court today refused to stay a Tamil Nadu government order, reserving 85 per cent of seats in MBBS and BDS courses for the state board students and only 15 pwer cent for those of the other boards.


The family members of a 41-year- old man, who was killed after being hit by a rashly driven UP roadways bus, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 19 lakh by a motor accident claims tribunal (MACT) here.


Two Army jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled mortars on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district. This is the 22nd incident of ceasefire violation this month.


A city court today sentenced four persons to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) in connection with a murderous attack on Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi in 2011.Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge T Srinivas Rao convicted Hasan Bin


Tamil Nadu government has earmarked Rs. 505.03 crore for upgrading and taking up new highway projects in the financial year 2017-18. Through the Ministry of Road Transport, Shipping and Highways Highways, an expenditure of Rs.


Unified policing effort is the need of the hour in the North-East (N-E) region through a joint mechanism instilling a sense of confidence among people and allay their fears over security issues, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said.


The Odisha Human Rights Commission today sought reports from DG, Home Guards and SP of Mayurbhanj district after inquiring into the alleged incident in which four home guards at Baripada were made to kneel down.