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Who is Finance Minister: Cong on Jaitley's different info on govt sites
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Congress on Monday slammed PM Narendra Modi and asked "Who is Finance Minister of India?" after the description of Arun Jaitley was found different on PMO and Finance Ministry's websites. While Jaitley's description on PMO's website read 'Minister without Portfolio', it read 'Finance Minister' on Finance Ministry's website. The PMO website states Piyush Goyal as the Minister of Finance.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:29 pm on 18 Jun
Ola driver denies to go to 'Muslim' colony, drops man midway
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
An Ola driver has been fired after he refused to drop a passenger to Delhi's Jamia Nagar calling it a 'Muslim' colony and dropped him midway on Sunday. "When I refused to get out of the car, he started calling up his friends," the passenger said. The company called the incident "shocking" and added, "Ola, like India, believes in secularity."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:44 pm on 18 Jun
Govt website leaks data of users who bought Viagra in Andhra
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Jun 2018,Tuesday
An unsecured website of the Andhra Pradesh government has exposed the personal data of the people who purchased Viagra from a government-run store in the state. The website allowed anyone to access the names and phone numbers of people who purchased the medicine on June 13. The bug was initially discovered by security researcher Srinivas Kodali.
short by Shifa Naseer / 08:00 am on 19 Jun
Delhi IAS officers ready for talks with CM Kejriwal
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Delhi IAS officers on Monday said they welcomed CM Arvind Kejriwal's appeal for talks to resolve the deadlock. "We continue to be at work with full dedication & vigour. We look forward to concrete interventions for our security & dignity," they added. This comes after Kejriwal assured their security and urged them to stop the boycott of the Delhi government.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:07 pm on 18 Jun
Govt asks IITs to reduce difficulty of JEE as seats go empty
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The Centre has asked IITs to reduce the difficulty level of JEE (Advanced) in an attempt to stop seats from being left vacant. Adding that the outcome this year was poor, officials said the test was "far beyond the capability of students". The IITs were forced to lower the cut-off this year after it looked like 1,000 seats remain vacant.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 05:10 pm on 18 Jun
Men held for planning to cheat in UP police exam using spy mic
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Police in Uttar Pradesh has arrested three men who planned to cheat in the state police recruitment exam using microphones. The accused had planned to send pictures of the question paper to "solvers" who would then give the answers through a "spy mic", police said. The solvers would charge ₹5 lakh per candidate.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:34 pm on 18 Jun
I was asked if my breasts were real in interview: Transgender teacher
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Kolkata's 30-year-old transgender teacher Suchitra Dey has alleged sexual harassment by a school's principal, claiming he asked her if her breasts were real and if she could bear a child. "My educational qualification or 10 years of experience didn't matter to them," she added. Dey, who underwent sex-reassignment surgery in 2017, has also written to West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:30 pm on 18 Jun
Delhi Dy CM hospitalised after 6-day hunger strike over L-G row
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was hospitalised on Monday, after a six-day hunger strike at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's official residence. Earlier on Sunday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain was hospitalised over his deteriorating health. The two ministers, along with CM Arvind Kejriwal and Labour Minister Gopal Rai, have been protesting against the 'undeclared strike' by IAS officers.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 05:10 pm on 18 Jun
My illness delayed Goa from becoming plastic-free: Parrikar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said his mission to make the state plastic-free by 2018 was delayed due to his illness. Parrikar, who recently underwent treatment for an advanced pancreatic ailment in the US, added, "Educated people throw plastic and dirt... When educated people do this, there is a reason behind it. Lack of knowledge is the reason."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:12 pm on 18 Jun
Using policemen for personal work not allowed: Kerala CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Days after the daughter of Kerala top cop Sudesh Kumar was accused of hitting a police driver, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said senior police officials will not be allowed to use policemen for their personal work. "The basic human rights of all people will be protected," he added. Notably, around 2,000 policemen are currently deployed by officials at their homes.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:41 pm on 18 Jun
'Rising Kashmir' editor was killed by Pakistan: Minister
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Days after 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by assailants, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, "I have no hesitation in saying that these are Pakistan-sponsored agencies." Calling Bukhari an activist who tried to follow the middle path, he claimed Pakistan has a strategy to get activists who try to walk on the middle path "out of the scene".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:46 pm on 18 Jun
China unveils 4-point vision for future ties with India
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Following the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday unveiled a four-point vision for future cooperation with India. "China-India relations have gone beyond bilateral scope... We need to join hands to tackle global challenges," he said. Zhaohui further said the two countries need to increase mutual understanding.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:02 pm on 18 Jun
Video of Congress MLA throwing money in air goes viral
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A video showing Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor throwing ₹10 notes from a stage at a folk music event on Saturday night in Gujarat's Patan district has gone viral. Adding that the money will be used for girls' education, Thakor said he is "more or less aware" of RBI guidelines that bar people from showering currency at events.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:12 pm on 18 Jun
We cannot stand another Doklam incident: China's India envoy
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Calling on India and China to make a joint effort to maintain peace along the border, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday said, "We cannot stand another Doklam incident." "China and India are neighbours that cannot be moved away," he added. Notably, the India-China military standoff in Doklam lasted for 73 days.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:56 pm on 18 Jun
Rahul calls Kejriwal, BJP protests 'drama' hurting Delhiites
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday called the protests by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP a "drama" hurting Delhiites. "Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos & disorder," he tweeted.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:54 pm on 18 Jun
Three killed in shootout between Gogi, Tillu gangs in Delhi
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Around three people were killed and five others were injured on Monday after an alleged shootout broke out between the members of Gogi gang and Tillu gang in Delhi. Witnesses claim that fire was exchanged between the occupants of two vehicles. While two of those killed were passersby, one of them was a member of the Tillu gang.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 05:08 pm on 18 Jun
Sulphuric acid leak detected at sealed Sterlite plant in TN
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A minor leakage has been detected in the sulphuric acid storage plant at the Sterlite copper smelter in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, which was sealed after protests last month. "It doesn’t look problematic, but we have decided to evacuate the storage tomorrow as a safety precaution," District Collector Sandeep Nanduri said. He added that all necessary security protocols are being followed.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 02:32 pm on 18 Jun
Wedding procession held up over Dalit groom riding horse
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The wedding procession of a Dalit man in Gujarat's Ahmedabad was held up for a few hours allegedly by 4-5 upper caste men objected to the groom riding a horse, the police said. Following this, the police reached the spot and the men ran away. The police said the procession proceeded without any untoward incident.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:13 pm on 18 Jun
Delhi man kidnaps boy to force his mother into marriage
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A man in Delhi has been arrested after he kidnapped a four-year-old boy to force his mother into marriage. The mother, who is separated from her husband, was reportedly in a relationship with the man but had rejected his marriage proposal. Using technical surveillance and call details, the police rescued the boy from Connaught Place within six hours of kidnapping.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:50 pm on 18 Jun
65-yr-old man rapes 8-yr-old girl in public toilet, arrested
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A 65-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in a public toilet in Maharashtra's Kalyan, the police said on Monday. The accused was arrested the same day after the victim's family filed a complaint. Nearly 60% of survivors in rape cases registered in Mumbai last year are minors.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:18 pm on 18 Jun
Officer poses for pic with rescued snake, almost gets choked
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A forest officer was almost choked while posing for pictures with a snake he rescued from a West Bengal village. A video shows the officer running away from a crowd after the 18-foot python started wriggling around his neck. The officer was supposed to put the snake in a sack and release it later in the forest, as per protocol.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:07 pm on 18 Jun
BJP MLA claims bid on life 1 month after security withdrawn
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A month after his police security was withdrawn, UP BJP MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar has claimed that 4-5 bike-borne men shot at him while he was travelling in his SUV. He said only a side mirror was hit in the incident, but police did not find bullet marks. His security was withdrawn after he alleged bribery by police personnel.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:19 pm on 18 Jun
Two TN tourists drown while clicking selfies at Goa beaches
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned while clicking selfies at popular Goa beaches, the police said on Sunday. Twenty-eight-year-old Dinesh Kumar Ranganathan drowned while clicking selfies on a creek at Baga beach as a heavy wave pulled him into the sea. Meanwhile, 33-year-old Sasikumar Vasan was at Sinquerim beach when he was pulled into the sea by a wave.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:43 pm on 18 Jun
Peter Mukerjea agrees to end marriage with Indrani
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Former media mogul Peter Mukerjea has agreed to divorce Indrani Mukerjea admitting their marriage had "irretrievably broken down". The two co-accused in the Sheena Bora murder case do not have any children through their marriage. Indrani and her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna were accused of murdering their daughter Sheena, while Peter was arrested for allegedly being part of the conspiracy.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:38 pm on 18 Jun
Retired govt employee builds temple for dead wife in Telangana
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A retired government employee in Telangana has built a temple in memory of his deceased wife. Chandra Goud, who used to work with the state electricity department, built it after his wife, Rajamani, died due to ill health. The temple located in Gosanipalli in Siddipet district has now started drawing visitors to the remote village, reports said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:55 pm on 18 Jun
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