Pakistan has had a significant 40 per cent drop in the number of American visas granted to its nationals under the new Trump administration despite not being on the list of the US President's travel ban countries. Interestingly, the number of non-immigrant US visas to Indians has increased by 28 …read more
Indian fencer C A Bhavani Devi struck gold in the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship at Reykjavik (Iceland). Bhavani Devi, who hails from Chennai, defeated Great Britain’s Sarah Jane Hampson 15-13. En route to the final, she also defeated Jessica Corby 15-11 in the semifinal.
With this win, Bhavani Devi …read more
Condemning Centre’s decision to ban the sale and purchase of cattle in animal market, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that it is a “deliberate attempt to encroach into state power”. The Trinamool Congress leader also called the move undemocratic and unethical.
Addressing a press conference …read more
Akshay Kumar and Saina Nehwal, celebrated actor and sportsperson, have been slammed by Naxalites for extending monetary assistance to the families of CRPF jawans killed in the Sukma attack.
Members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) have urged celebrities to stand against "human rights violations" and "police atrocities …read more
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will travel to Paris next week to sign the OECD multilateral convention that aims to check crossborder tax evasion by multinational companies. During his three-day visit beginning June 7, Jaitley will also attend the OECD Ministerial Council meeting, in which ministers from the OECD and partner …read more
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, along with others, was granted bail by a CBI court in the Rs. 10cr disproportionate assets case.
Singh was granted bail after furnishing Rs. 1L as surety.
The other accused include LIC agent Anand Chauhan, his associate Chunni Lal, Joginder Singh Ghalta, Prem Raj …read more
In a heartening trend, CBSE Class XII students of government schools in Delhi have outperformed their counterparts in private schools for the second year in a row.
While last year, the gap in pass percentage was 2%, this time, it has gone up to 9%.
Delhi's Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas …read more
From June 1, six more airports at Chennai, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna and Trivandrum will be exempt from security checking of handbags.
The pilot started at seven airports in April, including the metros, and is now being extended.
CISF, which is in charge of the handbag stamping aspect, is exploring …read more
Manipur Governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia for five years by the government on Monday. She will succeed Lt Gen (Retd) MA Zaki who completes his term this month.
“University will greatly benefit from her rich experience in …read more
21-year-old Siddhant Ganore, cop's son who stabbed his mother to death and drew a smiley in her blood, said he did so because he felt "relaxed".
"He said it just occurred to him at the time," investigators said.
Last week, after killing his mother, he also left a message in …read more
In yet another case of triple talaq misuse, a former taxi driver reportedly divorced his wife when she turned off the fan in the room he was sleeping in.
Though the case is three years old, it came up for hearing at the Public Complaint Centre in Pydhonie only recently …read more
World Bank expects India, the fastest growing major economy in the world, to grow at 7.2 per cent in the current fiscal and further up to 7.7 per cent by 2019-20 on strong fundamentals, reform momentum and improving investment scenario. “Growth increases gradually to 7.7 per cent …read more
A high alert was sounded in Pathankot, the venue of the 2016 terrorist attack that left seven security personnel dead, after a suspicious bag was found in the area.
Three pairs of army uniforms were found inside the bag near Mamun military station; it also had 'Jammu' written on it …read more
A video that appears to show a newborn baby "walking" moments after its birth is currently breaking the Internet. Since being posted on Facebook on May 26, the 41-second clip has been viewed well over 68 million times. It has been shared over 1.5 million times and has collected …read more
The results of the ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII examinations have been announced. The results are available on the career portal of the council and its website: www.cisce.org , as well as through SMS.
Kolkata girl Ananya Maithy has emerged as the Class 12 topper with 99 …read more
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