Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas today

Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas today

The day marks the glorious victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, in alliance with Bangladesh Mukti Bahini. The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.On t...

16 Dec 2017

North Korea short of posing imminent mis...

North Korea short of posing imminent missile threa...

North Korea's latest missile test, which US experts say indicated an increasing technological sophistication, did not demonstrate an imminent threat of nuclear attack on the United States, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday. "No, not yet," Mattis said when a reporter asked whether the Novem...

16 Dec 2017

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife moves SC cha...

Aarushi case: Hemraj's wife moves SC challenging T...

The acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The plea, filed by Hemraj's wife, is the first petition in the top court against the Allahabad High Court verdict of Octob...

16 Dec 2017
Cabinet clears Bill banning instant Trip...

Cabinet clears Bill banning instant Triple Talaq

Big boost for Muslim women; Cabinet approves bill to make Instant triple talaq in oral, written or electronic form a cognizable offence. In a decisive move, the Union Cabinet approved the draft Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2017. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Government...

16 Dec 2017

Cabinet approves special package for lea...

Cabinet approves special package for leather and f...

Cabinet approves special package of 2,600 crore rupees for creating 3.2 lakh jobs in leather and footwear sectors; major decision taken to promote digital payments; merchant discount rate to be re-imbursed for transactions upto 2000 rupees. It's yet another boost to digital transaction. Union Cabine...

16 Dec 2017

SC extends deadline up to March 31 for l...

SC extends deadline up to March 31 for linking of ...

The Supreme Court on Friday extended till March 31 next year the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in an interim order, also modified its earlier order with regard to linking of Aa...

15 Dec 2017
Jharkhand 'kissing' competition: BJP rai...

Jharkhand 'kissing' competition: BJP raises issue ...

The BJP on Wednesday raised in the Jharkhand Assembly the issue of some JMM legislators organising a "kissing competition" at a village fair, claiming that hosting such an event was an "insult" to women. But the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) launched a counter-attack by raising land acquisition and d...

13 Dec 2017

Shocking News: 'Dead' DSP Transferred in...

Shocking News: 'Dead' DSP Transferred in Andhra Pr...

In a faux pas, a "dead" senior police officer in Andhra Pradesh was last night transferred and asked to report to the police headquarters. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) D Ramanjaneyulu, who was posted in the Tirumala special branch, died more than six months back due to some health issues, b...

13 Dec 2017

H-1B workers may work for more than one ...

H-1B workers may work for more than one firm

Foreign workers in the US on a H-1B work visa, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, may work for more than one company, the country's immigration agency has said. The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that re...

13 Dec 2017
US ready for talks with N Korea without ...

US ready for talks with N Korea without preconditi...

The US is ready to talk to North Korea over its nuclear disarmament without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said, in what appeared to be a softening of America's stance toward Pyongyang. The offer to North Korea comes amid crippling sanctions on the country and just two weeks aft...

13 Dec 2017

Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest ...

Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear po...

Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the "world's strongest nuclear power," state media reported on Wednesday, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global alarm. The North has rattled the international community with a flurry of missile launches a...

13 Dec 2017