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After Jallikattu Success, Chorus Grows For A Lift On Kambala Ban
Society January 22, 2017 09:51 AM
With the decks getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional
16 Killed in Hungarian Bus Crash in Italy
Society January 21, 2017 11:23 AM
A bus carrying Hungarian teenagers crashed and caught fire on a motorway in northern Italy, killing 16 people, firefighters said today. Some 36 injured
Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Petition For CBI Probe Into 'Dhulagarh Riots'
Society January 20, 2017 06:00 PM
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition seeking CBI probe into the alleged two-day communal riots in West Bengal's Dhulagarh last month. A bench
2016 Deadliest Year For Journalists in Afghanistan
Society January 19, 2017 04:08 PM
Afghanistan suffered its deadliest year on record for journalists in 2016, according to a report released today which said the country is the second most
Society January 18, 2017 05:16 PM
Sixteen houses were redyced to ashes in separate incidents of fire in West Siang district, police said today. Seven dwellings were burnt down at
Charged for Murder, Indrani Mukerjea Now Wants to Split With Peter
Society January 17, 2017 07:57 PM
Indrani Mukerjea, facing charges of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, today informed a special CBI court that she wants to move a family court to
Supreme Court Gives Nod To Woman To Abort 24-Week-Old Foetus As It Hadn't Grown A Skull Yet
Society January 16, 2017 02:08 PM
The Supreme Court today allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, to undergo termination of the foetus as it does
West Bengal: Six Pilgrims Die in Rush, WB Govt Says Not Stampede
Society January 15, 2017 07:49 PM
At least six pilgrims died while returning from Ganga Sagar fair here today, which the officials initially said was a stampede but the state government
Research Says Men More Likely To Lie, Post Naked Photos On Social Media
Society January 14, 2017 12:17 PM
Men are more likely to lie on social media, or even post naked photos of themselves in order to gather more 'likes' as compared to
After Jallikattu Success, Chorus Grows For A Lift On Kambala Ban
Society January 22, 2017 09:51 AM
With the decks getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional
16 Killed in Hungarian Bus Crash in Italy
Society January 21, 2017 11:23 AM
A bus carrying Hungarian teenagers crashed and caught fire on a motorway in northern Italy, killing 16 people, firefighters said today. Some 36 injured
'Sell Jalebis If You Want to Make Profit, Not Seats', Sisodia to Private Schools
Society January 21, 2017 10:48 AM
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said the private schools in the national capital which "make money by selling seats" should rather sell "jalebis" if
Rottweiler Dog Attacks Woman in South Delhi, Owner Booked
Society January 21, 2017 10:41 AM
A 35-year-old woman was attacked by a Rottweiler dog when she was returning after dropping her daughter to school in south Delhi's RK Puram area. The
EPCA Rolls Out Graded Response Plan in Delhi-NCR to Bat Poor Air Quality
Society January 21, 2017 10:41 AM
Measures under the graded response plan's 'very poor' category head, including blanket ban on garbage burning, firecrackers and closure of brick kilns, were today enforced
JNU Student Alleges Rape by 2 Afghan Nationals in Delhi
Society January 21, 2017 10:03 AM
An undergrad JNU student was allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi's Green Park area, police said today. The victim had gone to a
10 Coaches of Ranikhet Express Derail in Rajasthan
Society January 21, 2017 09:56 AM
Ten coaches of Ranikhet Express derailed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, officials said today. Train 15014 Kath Godham-Jaisalmer Express derailed with ten coaches between Thayat Hamira-Jaisalmer at 23.16
Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Petition For CBI Probe Into 'Dhulagarh Riots'
Society January 20, 2017 06:00 PM
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition seeking CBI probe into the alleged two-day communal riots in West Bengal's Dhulagarh last month. A bench
HC Pulls Up CBI for Tardy Progress in Pansare, Dabholkar Cases
Society January 20, 2017 03:56 PM
The Bombay High Court today said it was "very unhappy" over the pace of progress in the Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare murder cases even
Air India Removes 57 Over-Weight Crew Members From Flying Duty
Society January 20, 2017 03:28 PM
Cracking the whip on its over-weight cabin staff, the government-owned Air India has temporarily taken off 57 crew members from flying and put them on
One In Five Adults Secretly Access Partners' Facebook Accounts: Study
Society January 20, 2017 01:56 PM
Nearly one in five adults snoop on the Facebook accounts of their friends, romantic partners or family members, using the victims' own computers or cellphones
32 Schools Torched by Miscreants During Kashmir Unrest: J&K Govt
Society January 20, 2017 11:23 AM
Miscreants torched 32 school buildings during the past 5 months of disturbances in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir's Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi
13 Killed in Fog-Related Mishap in UP, Cold Wave Continues
Society January 20, 2017 10:42 AM
Twelve school children and their bus driver were killed and 35 kids injured in a fog-related mishap in Uttar Pradesh as cold wave conditions continued
MNCs Are Having Sleepless Nights Because Of Patanjali, Says Ramdev
Society January 20, 2017 10:21 AM
Yoga guru Ramdev today said it was because of Patanjali that multi-national companies have sleepless nights. "No MNC comes here to give you money, they have
VHP Supports Jallikattu, Asks Media, Judiciary Not to Interfere
Society January 20, 2017 09:22 AM
Supporting the demand for holding of jallikattu, VHP today said the judiciary should not interfere in ancient beliefs of the Hindus and that those who
2016 Deadliest Year For Journalists in Afghanistan
Society January 19, 2017 04:08 PM
Afghanistan suffered its deadliest year on record for journalists in 2016, according to a report released today which said the country is the second most
Three Killed in Suspected Landmine Blast Triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Society January 19, 2017 02:43 PM
Two women and a minor girl were killed while four others injured when a pressure landmine, suspected to have been laid by Naxals, went off in a
Over 15 Children Killed as Bus Overturns in UP's Etah
Society January 19, 2017 11:28 AM
At least 15 children were killed on Thursday and several others injured when their school bus collided with a lorry amid dense fog on Aliganj-Paliyali
2016 The Hottest Year Ever Recorded, Says UN Weather Agency
Society January 19, 2017 10:53 AM
The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, highlighting new
Delhi govt Claims Pollution 'Not Rising' in City
Society January 19, 2017 10:27 AM
The Delhi government and the Opposition today clashed in the Assembly over air pollution in the national capital with BJP leader Vijender Gupta questioning the
Society January 18, 2017 05:16 PM
Sixteen houses were redyced to ashes in separate incidents of fire in West Siang district, police said today. Seven dwellings were burnt down at
Stent Prices to be Fixed in 10-15 Days, Says Government
Society January 18, 2017 04:14 PM
With an aim of providing relief to heart patients, the government today said it will fix prices of stents in the next 10-15 days.
Society January 18, 2017 03:53 PM
A wanted NDFB(Songbijit) ultra was apprehended by a joint team of the Army and Assam Police from Daiphang Gaon area near Udalguri in lower Assam,
After Facebook Plea For Help By Victim, 7 Cambodian women Rescued From Sex Slavery In Japan
Society January 18, 2017 02:47 PM
Seven Cambodian women have been rescued from a restaurant in Japan where they were allegedly forced into sex work after a victim made a desperate
Now Govt Desperate to Declare Rohith as OBC, Says Radhika Vemula
Society January 18, 2017 02:35 PM
On the first death anniversary of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula today, his mother Radhika Vemula alleged that governments were desperate to declare him as
Journalist Booked for Covering Vemula Anniversary Protest in Hyderabad
Society January 18, 2017 01:49 PM
Cyberabad Police today booked a journalist for allegedly unauthorisedly entering into the University of Hyderabad (UoH) campus on the first death anniversary of Dalit scholar
Ashram Staffers Sodomise 6 Year Old Orphan Boy
Society January 18, 2017 01:11 PM
A six-year-old orphan boy was allegedly sodomised by three staffers of an ashram in central Delhi's IP Estate area. The incident came to light after the
Tamil Nadu Ministers Meet Jallikattu Agitators To Assure Them Of Their Commitment
Society January 18, 2017 10:03 AM
As pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu continued to gain steam with a group of youngsters continuing their agitation here through the night, the state government
Charged for Murder, Indrani Mukerjea Now Wants to Split With Peter
Society January 17, 2017 07:57 PM
Indrani Mukerjea, facing charges of killing her daughter Sheena Bora, today informed a special CBI court that she wants to move a family court to
Stray Dogs Also Have a Right to Live: Supreme Court
Society January 17, 2017 07:48 PM
"Stray dogs have a right to live," was how the Supreme Court reacted sharply today when a submission was made that such canines should be
Hooch Tragedy Claims 2 Lives in Surat
Society January 17, 2017 06:02 PM
At least two persons were killed after they consumed country made liquor laced with poisonous chemical here, police said today. Two youth -- Pradip
Five Naxals Arrested in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon District
Society January 17, 2017 05:01 PM
Five naxals were today arrested in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint a team of security forces
Caught Abusing a Minor Girl, Man 'Lynched' in Odisha Village
Society January 17, 2017 04:47 PM
 A 43-year-old man was beaten to death by villagers for allegedly eve-teasing a girl at Bangalidahi in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, police said today. Tutu
Unfazed Rajasthan Education Minister Stands By Cow-Oxygen Remark, Says Knowledge From 'Research Websites'
Society January 17, 2017 04:28 PM
Unfazed by criticism over his remarks that the cow is the only animal to "exhale oxygen", Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani today stood by his
Major Food Scandal Unearthed In China, Fake Branded Items Using Recycled Food Were In Production
Society January 17, 2017 02:27 PM
A massive adulterated food scandal has been uncovered in China that involved making fake-branded sauces and flavourings using recycled spices and industrial- grade salt harmful
Indrani, Peter Mukerjea Charged With Murder in Sheena Bora Case
Society January 17, 2017 01:32 PM
A special CBI court today charged Indrani Mukerjea, her husband Peter Mukerjea and former husband Sanjeev Khanna with murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, clearing the
Over 200 Youths Taken Into Custody For Jallikattu Protests
Society January 17, 2017 11:53 AM
More than 200 youths were taken into custody after they held protests at Alanganallur village demanding lifting of the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu,
Arrested For Molesting Children, Delhi Man Says He Used To 'Derive Fun' From It
Society January 17, 2017 10:36 AM
The 38-year-old man who was arrested here yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting hundreds of minor girls told police he used to "derive fun" out of
Government Working On Mechanism To 'Lock' Websites With Child Porn
Society January 17, 2017 10:09 AM
Women and Child Development Ministry is working on a mechanism to "lock" websites containing child pornographic materials and is also developing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Supreme Court Asks Government To Respond To Plea On Privacy In Social Media
Society January 17, 2017 09:56 AM
The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and telecom regulator TRAI on a plea that privacy of over 157 million Indians have been
Supreme Court Gives Nod To Woman To Abort 24-Week-Old Foetus As It Hadn't Grown A Skull Yet
Society January 16, 2017 02:08 PM
The Supreme Court today allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, to undergo termination of the foetus as it does
Twelve-Year-Old Allegedly Gangraped By Government School Principal And Three Teachers In Bihar
Society January 16, 2017 01:47 PM
A 12-year-old student of a government school was allegedly gangraped by the principal and three teachers here, police today said. Principal of Kako Secondary School Aju
Rising Inequality? You Bet. Richest 1 Percent Of Indians Own 58 Percent Of Country's Wealth Says Oxfam
Society January 16, 2017 12:15 PM
In signs of rising income inequality, India's richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country's total wealth -- higher
West Bengal: Six Pilgrims Die in Rush, WB Govt Says Not Stampede
Society January 15, 2017 07:49 PM
At least six pilgrims died while returning from Ganga Sagar fair here today, which the officials initially said was a stampede but the state government
Patna Boat Tragedy: FIR Filed Against Boat Operators, Opposition Plays Blame Game As Toll Reaches 24
Society January 15, 2017 06:09 PM
As the toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga here climbed to 24, the opposition today blamed alleged mismanagement and negligence at a government organised
Fresh Snowfall In Valley: Leh Coldest At Minus 13.7 Degrees Celsius
Society January 15, 2017 04:08 PM
Many areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall today even as an overcast sky led to relief from intense cold conditions as
Malayam Writer Kamal Chavara Burns Copies Of Own Novel After Being Charged With Sedition
Society January 15, 2017 01:46 PM
Alleging police highhandedness and threats from unidentified persons, Malayalam writer Kamal C. Chavara who had been charged with sedition for allegedly showing disrespect to the
'123456' And '123456789' Most Common Passwords In 2016 Says Study
Society January 15, 2017 01:30 PM
Numeric combination of '123456' was the most common password of 2016, followed by '123456789' and 'qwerty', according to researchers who reviewed over 10 million security
Research Says Men More Likely To Lie, Post Naked Photos On Social Media
Society January 14, 2017 12:17 PM
Men are more likely to lie on social media, or even post naked photos of themselves in order to gather more 'likes' as compared to
Mercury Dips To Near Freezing Point In Parts Of North India
Society January 14, 2017 11:57 AM
The northern states continued to shiver as the mercury dipped to near freezing point in some parts, while the weather department has predicted "cold to
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