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Somnath Chatterjee, former LS Speaker, passes away at 89

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and expelled member of the CPM, Somnath Chatterjee passed away on Monday morning at around 8 am in Kolkata’s hospital. He had been in and out of hospital since June-end suffering a stroke. He was also suffering from kidney related ailments and old age complications, said Suranjan Ghosh, General Manager of […]

NCERT mandates ‘Yogic activities’ at schools from class 6

According to the latest guidelines issued by the National Council for Educational Research and Training, yoga activities will be introduced at schools across the country from class 6 onwards. The notification is passed on to the schools under a broader plan to promote physical education, sports, and yoga among the students. The guidelines have been […]

Kerala Flood: death toll reaches 29, Army on rescue operation

Heavy rainfall continues to lash various parts of Kerala; the government has issued a red alert in the state and Army is engaged to rescue operations. The situation worsened on Friday when all shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki dam water reservoir, have been opened since Thursday to control the swelling water which is […]

Delhi Cabinet gives nod to CCTV Cameras Project

Kejriwal Government on Friday approved the proposal of CCTV cameras project to install 1.4 lakh units across the national capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Aam Aadmi Party government had decided to go ahead with the scheme as the Centre, which controls the Delhi Police, had not worked to stop crimes against women. CCTV Cameras project […]

Digital driving licence and vehicle papers now to be valid

Citing the provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000, Ministry of Road Transport has issued a notification to state transport departments and traffic police to accept the digital form of driving license and vehicle papers stored in DigiLockers. Cops are directed to not insist on original copy of the vehicle papers and accept the same […]

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi as anti-Dalit mindset

Congress president Rahul Gandhi joined a protest over the dilution of the SC/ST Act 1989 at Jantar Mantar on Thursday and slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an anti-Dalit mindset. CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury also joined Rahul at the Jantar Mantar to protest against the dilution of Atrocities Act. Congress party posted a […]

Fire breaks at Bharat Petroleum refinery plant in Mumbai’s Chembur

At least 45 workers got injured when a major fire broke out following a blast at Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd. Refinery plant in Mahul, Chembur on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at around 2:45 pm, officials said. Fire and blast in Hydrocarbon plant containing 72 ton hydrocarbon used for diesel generation in cacking vacuum […]

Momo Challenge is a new Blue Whale Game, fear sparks internet

Yesteryear, Blue Whale Game challenge grabbed headlines for pushing teens to commit suicide through a series of instructions from a stranger over the internet. A similar challenge is threatening the internet and reportedly being linked to the death of 12 year old teen in Argentina. ‘Momo Challenge’ is a terrifying game getting viral on social […]

HC refuses Abu Salem’s parole plea for marriage

Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected parole plea of 1993 serial blast convict Abu Salem. In his petition, Salem said he is lodged in Taloja jail since November 2005 and should be allowed to maintain family and social ties. Salem filed a parole petition to marry Mumbai-based Kausar Bahar; though, he didn’t mention the wedding […]

Karunanidhi passes away, Hearing on burial site under way

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94 on Tuesday. His mortal body is kept at Rajaji Hall for the public to pay last rites. Madras High Court had a rare midnight hearing on the DMK’s petition seeking permission for the DMK Chief’s burial along Marina Beach alongside other political icons. The […]