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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 […]

IIT-Hyderabad girls bags Rs.1.2 Crore annual package from Google

Kudugunta Sneha Reddy, graduated student of IIT-Hyderabad from batch 2017-18, has bagged a whopping annual package of Rs.1.2 crore from Google. This is the highest package received by a student in the history of IIT-Hyderabad since it was established in 2008. Sneha Reddy (22) is Computer Science graduate and has also bagged a gold medal […]

Nationwide transport strike paralyses normal life

All India Motor Transport Organization has called a nationwide strike on Tuesday opposing proposed Motor Vehicle Act amendments. The strike is called in several states paralysing everyday life as the public transport like private buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws are likely to take part in the protest. Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has also extended […]

24 Girls rescued from UP’s shelter home, 15 still missing

In a case similar to that of Muzaffarpur shelter home of Bihar, 24 girls have been rescued from an unlicensed shelter home in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse. The matter came to light when a 10-year old girl escaped from the shelter and told the UP police that […]

Namma Metro Train stops, passengers locked for around 16 minutes

Passengers got locked inside a Namma Metro on a Sunday morning in Bangalore after the train came to a halt at a curve near Rajajinagar station on green line. The loco pilot exited his cabin to investigate the reason, but, locked himself out in the process. The loco pilot rushed back to the Rajajinagar metro […]

Privacy changes in RTI act, corrupt babus to escape public scrutiny

The Justice Srikrishna’s panel has suggested the changes in the privacy clause of Section 8(1) (j) of RTI (Right to Information) act that will allow corrupt officers to escape public scrutiny, said an Information Commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu. Acharyulu in a letter to Chief Information Commissioner R.K. Mathur warned that if the amendments in the […]

Milan-Delhi flight: Passenger tries to enter Air India’s cockpit

Milan to Delhi Air India flight on Thursday returned to the origin airport shortly after take-off when a passenger on board was founded attempting to force open the cockpit door. An Air India official said, an unruly passenger, Gurpreet Singh, tried to enter the cockpit after takeoff from Milan. The aircraft with 250 passengers on […]

Rahul Gandhi leads CWC meeting, Sonia Gandhi unable to attend

The 2nd Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting under the chairmanship of Rahul Gandhi was held on Saturday to discuss the ongoing political situation in the country. The meeting was attended by senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, and former health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi […]

UGC comes with strict plagiarism norms for students and teachers

Student researchers and teachers may now lose their registration and jobs, respectively, if found guilty of plagiarism as the Human Resource Development ministry has approved the new norms on plagiarism drafted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The higher education regulatory ministry notified the UGC (Promotions of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism) regulations on […]