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We all know how Jihadi forces are active Kerala & Bengal. State govts are not fulfilling their duties: Mohan Bhagwat

As India celebrates Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra today, top government and opposition leaders will take part in key events and rallies. The first such event was RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s annual Vijaya Dashami speech at the group’s headquarters in Nagpur, where he cautioned against asylum to Rohingya and said the cow protection issue goes beyond religion. At 6pm, PM Narendra Modi will attend celebrations at Delhi’s iconic Ramlila Maidan. At the same time, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will attend a Luv Kush Ramlila event in the national capital

Mumbai : Why did 22 innocents die?

Mumbai: Twenty-two people including a child were killed and over 39 others seriously injured in a rush-hour stampede in Mumbai that broke out when thousands took a narrow foot overbridge (FOB) connecting the Parel and Elphinstone Railway Stations in South-central Mumbai on Friday.




The Railway Ministry has ordered a probe into the tragedy, though it said in a statement later in the day that the stampede was caused by the sudden rain.







Several passengers tried to draw the attention of the Rail Minister and the Prime Minister through tweets but it was ignored.

Twelve people were killed and 22 people were killed on Friday at Elbriston railway station overhead bridge. At least 30 people were injured. Many of those injured were seriously injured. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has come up with a sharp criticism of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The Shiv Sena has accused the BJP government of following the bullet train project and emphasized the security of ordinary people.Shiv Sena…

Payment incentives have slashed the time it takes to treat and manage the heart diseases.

Developments and innovations in drugs and devices have helped heart patients receive better and effective treatment, however lack of awareness and poor accessibility continue to be major roadblocks in reducing disease prevalence.

Coupled with new technological advancements, biopharmaceutical innovation has brought a new era of medicine which has transformed the way we research and develop new medicines to benefit heart patients. New medical discoveries and technologies, and payment incentives have slashed the time it takes to treat and manage the heart diseases. With rapidly changing norms and situations, now we have the solutions to cure even the most challenging heart diseases.

Mosquito repellent smartphone LG K7i launched in India for Rs 7,990

LG has announced a new smartphone from the K-series called LG K7i in India. It comes with an interesting feature that claims to keep mosquitoes away from the user.

The South Korean technology giant has said the new device has "Mosquito Away technology" that has so far been seen in the company's air conditioners and television sets.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's mom Mehroonisa makes it to BBC's 100 Most Influential Women list

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is in a happy space, not just professionally but personally too. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor, who is busy showing his versatility on big screen with interesting roles, recently shared a happy moment on social media, and it has something to do with his mom.

Nawazuddin's mom Mehroonisa Siddiqui has been named as one of the most influential women in India by the BBC. Every year BBC reveals a list of 100 inspirational and innovative women, and this time Nawaz's mom has made the cut. And the elated actor took to Twitter to share the happy news.




Apart from Mehroonisa, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, Dr. Urvashi Sahni, who is a social entrepreneur, women's rights activist and educationist also feature in BBC's 100 most influential women list of 2017.

This year the women will participate in a '100 Women Challenge' and they will be divided into teams, where they will share their stories of the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, s…

Delhi monkeys may be sterilised, get unique IDs

New Delhi: Delhi may witness its first-ever scientific sterilisation programme for monkeys to tackle their growing population and issuance of unique IDs, an animal welfare organisation said on Thursday.

For this, Wildlife SOS said, it is now awaiting a nod from the Delhi High Court to which it had submitted a proposal on tackling the growing population of rhesus macaques.

The court will hear the matter on November 7.

Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal charged with rape

A Goa court on THursday framed charges of rape and wrongful confinement against Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, in connection with an alleged rape case filed against him in 2013, paving the way for his trial.

Tejpal, 54, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The next hearing in the case in the district court has been fixed on November 21.


Additional district sessions judge in Mapusa, Vijaya Pol, framed charges against Tejpal under IPC sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 354 A (sexual harassment) and B (criminal assault with intent to disrobe a woman), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement), public prosecutor Fransisco Tavora told reporters. Tejpal faces a minimum 10-year jail term if he is found guilty of rape.

Young Indian diplomat highlights Facts Vs Alternative Facts at UN

Washington, September 25: India on Monday came with a strong rebuttal at the United Nations with a young Indian diplomat accused Pakistan of using fake pictures to embellish its false narrative on Kashmir. Paulomi Tripathi, secretary with India’s permanent mission to the UN, waved photo of a martyred Kashmiri Indian Army officer to put a point of cross-border terrorism perpetrated by Pakistan at the international forum.

Gujrat Polls: Sach Bharat against Swach Bharat ?

Ahead of the crucial Assembly election in Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will start his three-day campaign in the state today.

Since the state police has refused him permission for an open-jeep roadshow citing security concerns, Rahul Gandhi will now cover a small stretch of the the trip in a traditionally decked up bullock cart. The Congress vice-president will cover the Saurashtra region of Gujarat in his three-day trip, starting with a visit to the Dwarkadheesh Krishna temple. From the temple, Rahul Gandhi will drive down to Jamnagar.

Gandhi Jayanti: KVIC hands over 'wooden charkha' to India's High Commission in Uganda

Ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has handed over a 'wooden charkha' to India's High Commission in Kampala in Uganda as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's significant work in Africa.

KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena and Chief Executive Officer BH Anil Kumar handed over the 'charkha' to the high commission representative.

The 'charkha', which weighs around 25 kilogrammes with the acrylic box packing, is made of high-quality teak wood and 3.6 feet long, 1 foot 11 inch tall and 1.5 feet wide.

The majestic first look of Shahid Kapoor as #MahaRawalRatanSingh for #Padmavati is out

Every recent update concerning Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ was regarding its latest spat with the Karni Sena. Finally, something new is coming around from sets of the forthcoming entertainer.

Reports have suggested that Shahid Kapoor, who will play Rawal Ratan Singh, will be seen in two different looks.

mAadhaar, Valid ID For Train Travel, Crosses 10 Lakh Download In 2 Months.

In just 2 months 10 lakh people have downloaded mAadhaar, thus making it a very popular App among the users. This was shared on Twitter by Union Minister For Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad. Effective from 8th September 2017, the Railways allowed m-Aadhaar as one of the proofs of identity for rail travel. mAadhaar is a mobile app from UIDAI or Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar Card. For showing Aadhaar, the person undertaking the train journey, has to open the app and enter his/her password to show the Aaadhar Card on the smartphone. However, it can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhaar has been linked.

Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG

NEW DELHI: Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took over as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India today.

Mehrishi succeeded Shashi Kant Sharma, who demitted office on Friday, officials said.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mehrishi (62) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other dignitaries, they said.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says Britain should not host President Donald Trump on state visit

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host U.S. President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the U.S. leader’s views on Islam as “ignorant”. Khan and Trump have a history. During the U.S. presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he said would play into the hands of extremists

Who was KJ Singh? Important things to know about senior journalist and his suspicious death

K J Singh was one of the most respected journalists of Northern India. On 23rd September, he was found brutally murder along with his mother at his home at Mohali. This is one of the many serious crimes against Indian journalists in recent times.
K J Singh was not active in the field of journalism in recent times. He was also not as such a controversial journalist. He was also not a familiar face on television news channel. And, hence, his murder may not attract media attention as the gruesome killing of Gauri Lankesh had. However, there is no denying that the death of K J Singh is a serious loss to the print journalism in India.

7th Pay Commission: Govt May Take Final Call On Pay Hike In January

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to take a final decision on pay hike better than the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations in January for 1 crore central government employees and pensioners.The assurance has been given to this effect by a top finance ministry official on condition of anonymity.

The central government employees unions’ leaders argue that the current minimum pay Rs 18,000 is not enough to live on. They also say that raising it might also be beneficial for reducing the pay gap, The pay gap between the highest maximum pay and the lowest minimum pay in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:14, which was 1:12 in the 6th pay scale.

The pay gap has long inspired debate. Some argue it’s a myth. Others say it is misleading.

Pakistan’s UN envoy calls India a fascist state, sees Delhi’s posture as a predator

Pakistan’s permanent UN representative Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said that India is the mother of terrorism in South Asia during her address to the General Assembly.

She voiced her rebuttal to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s comment that Pakistan is a ‘pre-eminent export factory for terror’ and said that India’s posture was that of a predator. Calling India a fascist state, she emphasised that India should stop supporting and aiding terrorism and related activities across the border.

CBI books 2 IAS officers, 11 others in Puducherry medical irregularities

Besides Babu and Kumar, other government officials booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are Puducherry health and family welfare director Raman, CENTAC convenor V Govindraj, joint convenor K Pajaniradja and coordinator Jonathan Daniel.According to a CBI FIR, "the accused officers cheated bona fide students who were issued provisional admission certificate during counselling by the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC)" but were later denied the seats they were allocated.

Sushma Swaraj's Take down Of Pak At UN

In a sharp rebuttal to Nawaz Sharif's speech, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her UN address said Pakistan must 'abandon this dream' of using terror attacks to "obtain territory it covets". She further warned off Islamabad saying that "Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so".

Uber isn't considered "fit and proper" to operate in London

Uber isn't considered "fit and proper" to operate in London. Authorities denied the ride-hailing company’s request to renew its license to operate in the British capital, which expires on Sept 30. The company has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate during that time. In a surprise decision, Transport for London declared “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility” when it comes to reporting crimes, submitting drivers’ medical certificates, and other issues. Uber says it has 3.5 million users and 40,000 drivers in the city.

The Aditya Birla Group will shut down its two-year-old online fashion portal abof.com on December 31

The Aditya Birla Group will shut down its two-year-old online fashion portal abof.com on December 31. The company was unable to figure out a way to “make money” as most shoppers tap online sellers that offer maximum discounts. The employees could be accommodated at other group companies such as Madura Garments or Pantaloons or quit and receive four-and-half months’ salary as compensation. Abof’s exit comes even as Flipkart and Amazon have lined up festive offers with discounts ranging from 40% to 90% as they seek volume and market domination — at the expense of profit. Indian e-tailers are expected to burn cash worth $400 million in discounts and offers in the September-December period.

IRCTC clarified:No Debit/Credit Card of any bank has been restricted by IRCTC

News papers reported that The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has banned all but seven banks from using its payment gateway for debit card transactions. However the twitter handle of railway has denied the news.No truth in news of having blocked any card of any bank

Govt launches campaign to sensitise women about cancer

New Delhi, Sep 21 Union minister Anupriya Patel today launched a nationwide health campaign to sensitise women about the early screening and the preventive care for cancer.

Themed 'Nurturing the Nurturer', the campaign was launched by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in partnership with the Apollo Hospitals group.

Will the World Run Out of Antibiotics?

The World Health Organization warns that we are falling far behind in the search for new antibiotics to replace those that have been rendered ineffective due to drug resistance.

This news comes as part of the WHO’s recent report, entitled “Antibacterial agents in clinical development — an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis.”

Rs 389 cr Bihar dam collapses ahead of inauguration; Who is corrupt ?

A portion of a dam in Bhagalpur's Kahalgaon came down crashing hours before it was to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The dam built at an estimated cost of Rs 389.31 crore is part of the ambitious Gateshwar Panth Canal Project which was planned to improve the poor land irrigation system in the region.

Several low-lying areas were flooded as water from the collapsed dam rushed into residential areas in Kahalgaon.

"The dam broke due to release of water in full capacity. The incident has not caused any damage to the newly constructed part of the project," Minister of Water Resources, Lallan Singh said.

CM Nitish Kumar, who was supposed to inaugurate the project today, had to cancel his visit.

Government on Friday rejected every argument that the junior Yadav had made in a desperate attempt to retain the bungalow

Government on Friday rejected every argument that the junior Yadav had made in a desperate attempt to retain the bungalow that he had renovated at considerable public expense when he was Bihar deputy chief minister and the building construction minister.

It possibly hasn't helped Tejashwi Yadav that he has been continuously flinging sharp darts at his former boss ever since Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) swapped the RJD-Congress combine with the BJP as its alliance partner in July. That move edged out the 27-year-old Yadav from the deputy chief minister's chair on which Mr Kumar's new friend Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP sits.

London Underground Is Struck by Crude Bomb at Parsons Green

LONDON — Britain was hit by a terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a crude device exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring commuters, sowing panic, disrupting service and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers.

The device exploded at 8:20 a.m. on a District Line train leaving the Parsons Green station in Southwest London.

“This was a detonation of an improvised explosive device,” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police, a top counterterrorism official, said at a news conference. He urged anyone who had seen what happened, or had taken photos or videos of the bombing, to come forward.

The authorities immediately beefed up security around the transit system, as hundreds of police officers and detectives combed the scene for clues.

The Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter to congratulate the young archer. 

5-year-old Chrukuri Dolly Shivani made two records in archery on Sunday and secured a place in the India Book of Records and the Asian Book of RecordsIn her first attempt, the girl shot 103 arrows at a target placed 10 metres away in just eleven minutes and nineteen seconds. In her second, she shot 36 arrows at a target placed twenty metres away in five minutes and eight seconds. Her total scored rounded to an applause-worthy 290 points out of 360.


Commend Baby Dolly Shivani Cherukuri for firing 103 arrows at a target 10 feet away in just 11 minutes, setting India, Asia Book of Records. pic.twitter.com/qDmsrVai3S — VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) September 11, 2017

Australian Ad Depicting Lord Ganesha Feasting On Lamb Leaves Hindus Outraged

If there's one thing that get can get people as riled up and emotional, it's religion and the Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA) latest ad has triggered this very feeling among thousands.The Hindu community in Australia and oversea has been left fuming with the portrayal of he Hindu deity Ganesha consuming lamb meat.

The advertisement   by Meat & Livestock Australia is disrespecting  faith & culture of Hindu community.. 

Corrupt IAS officer Shashi Karnawat to fight elections ?

Shashi Karnawat was involved in many corrupt practices has now been dismissed from the service .She was under suspension for around four years.   Actually, the Shivraj Singh Chauhan Government was not supportive to the idea of punishing Shashi. She is a dalit and taking action against her would have given an opportunity to opposition to malign the Government.


A media report claimed heavy corruption in the purchasing of stationery items under Shashi Karnawat. The Economic Offence Wing of MP investigated the case and submitted report to the Mandla Court. The court after examining all reports found Shashi to be a corrupt and sent her to 5 years imprisonment. She was also fined Rs. 50 lakhs.

Shashi has now been dismissed. As expected, she has given enough indication to become a politician. She is hoping to get few thousands of Dalit votes in support of her.

And, she is also inclined to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Whatsapp to introduce Delete Messege option shortly

Chatting with your bestie is fun and stress-bursting but not if the message is accidentally delivered to your boss instead of that friend. To save you from such embarrassment WhatsApp is working on a recall button feature and now there is a report that the feature could soon come to Android and iOS users.

According to the reports from the fan site WABetaInfo, the messaging app is finally testing the feature and it will be called as Delete for Everyone feature.

"WhatsApp is finally testing the Delete for Everyone feature: the server finally works and it successfully recalls the message. Also if the server works, this does not mean that the feature is currently enabled. It will be remotely enabled later and seen that WhatsApp 'enabled' their servers for the Delete for Everyone feature, it may really be enabled soon," the site posted on Twitter.

Dawood Ibrahim's properties worth $6.7 billion freezed by British authorities

British authorities have freezed properties belonging to fugitive Indian underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Reports say assets worth $6.7 billion belonging to the wanted underworld don have been seized by British authorities. Dawood, who Indian agencies claim runs his crime empire from Cliffton area in Karachi, Pakistan, appears on the latest UK Treasury department's Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, updated last month.

BJP hits back at Rahul on dynasty politics

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for defending dynastic politics, the BJP on Tuesday reminded the Congress Vice President that the top three constitutional posts in the country are held by common people with merit and that democracy is not beholden to dynasty.

"The fact that he (Gandhi) says that dynast and dynasty are the very fulcrum in India is itself an anomaly. The three dignitaries (President, Vice President and Prime Minister) in the highest constitutional positions today are in themselves an indication that Indian democracy thrives and gives opportunity to merit and is not beholden to dynasty," Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani told a press conference.

She was responding to the remarks of Rahul Gandhi about dynastic politics and that most of the country runs like this. "That's how India works," he had said during a talk at Berkeley University during his visit to the US.

Piyush Goyal assures people of safety in new Bullet Train project

Rattled by the recent spate of train derailments in the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday, assured the people about the ambitious project and said that that the bullet train has not seen a single accident in Japan.

"It has been a zero accident train in Japan and I am sure the track record will remain the same in India," Piyush Goyal said.

LINK AADHAAR TO MOBILE PHONE BY FEBRUARY 2018, IT WILL NOT COMPROMISE YOUR DATA: CENTRE

The government has issued a notice clarifying citizens' doubts that linking Aadhaar to mobile phone will not compromise your biometrics data and neither will it give the telecom company access to your banking data.

The Centre has stated that any biometrics collected by the telecom company has to be encrypted by the telecom company and sent to UIDAI at that moment itself and cannot store it. Storage will be considered a criminal offence and punishable with up to three years of imprisonment.

IAS Officer Apologises To High Court Judge For WhatsApp Message

AHMEDABAD: Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) Commissioner Vinod Rao today tendered an "unconditional apology" before the Gujarat High Court for sending a WhatsApp message to a judge hearing a petition against the civic body.

During the last hearing, Justice R H Shukla had pulled up Vinod Rao for sending a WhatsApp message to him, and said why a case of the contempt of court not initiated against him.

500 IAS, IPS officers shifted in 6 months in UP, What has changed in UP?

NEW DELHI: According to Times of India news paper ,  In August 2015, when the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Partygovernment opposed a rule on transfers of IAS and IPS officers before completion of a two-year minimum tenure in a particular posting and sought changes in it from the Centre, it came under severe criticism from the opposition, including the BJP. The issue resonated all through the high-decibel poll campaign in UP where several BJP leaders said the previous regime was running a "transfer-posting raj" by frequently transferring bureaucrats at its whims and fancies.

After the party's spectacular win in the UP assembly polls, when BJP MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a cup of tea in Delhi, the PM famously asked them to refrain from lobbying for transfers and postings of civil servants.

Yogi government transferred 36 IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 36 IAS officers, appointing Anup Chandra Pandey as the new Industrial and Infrastructure Development Commissioner.

Prominent among those transferred included Member Judicial (Revenue Board) Lalit Verma, who has been made Additional Chief Secretary General Administration, while Alok Tandon who was on wait list has been made CEO Noida and MD Noida Metro Corporation.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is a sex addict, says doctor who examined him in jail

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim is not feeling well. Besides diabetes, the incarcerated Dera Sacha Sauda chief has also reported feeling uneasy and restless to a team of doctors who examined him at a Rohtak jail on Saturday.

It has been almost a fortnight since Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was lodged in the jail after being convicted of raping two female followers in a 15-year-old case. Jail authorities on Saturday called a team of doctors, including a psychiatrist, in order to conduct a health check up.

Sources say that the rapist baba is not well since he left Dera. He is believed to have told the doctors that his problems are a type of withdrawal symptoms. "The baba is in fact a sex addict. He has no access to the physical pleasures in the jail which is the basis of his restlessness. He can be treated, but if delayed, it can lead to a bigger problem," says a doctor, who was part of the team, requesting anonymity.

CAG report flagging ammunition shortage factually wrong: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday dismissed as "factually wrong" a CAG report which had stated that the defence forces had ammunition that could last for 20 days in the event of a war, and asserted there was no dearth of weapons with the defence forces.

Maruti eyes opportunities in electric vehicles

Indicating a shift in stance, the country's biggest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, says it will not hold back investments in electric vehicles (EVs).

It says it will start work on these as soon as consumer preference for EVs is visible.

EVs, it has been decided, are to attract a low Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 12 per cent, compared to a minimum of 29 per cent on small petrol cars and a GST (and cess) of 43 per cent for hybrid cars

Journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in her house by unidentified assailants on Tuesday evening. The editor of Lankesh Patrike was found dead in her residence at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru. Speaking to reporters, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police, T. Suneel Kumar said the victim was found “in a blood of pool”. He further added that four empty cartridges were found at the crime scene. Kumar said the number of assailants who committed the crime is yet to be ascertained.

Lankesh, who had been a harsh critic of Hindutva politics, was convicted in a defamation case filed by MP Prahlad Joshi over an article published on January 23, 2008, alleging that some BJP leaders in the region were involved in a cheating case.

Indian-origin Vasant Narasimhan to head $48 billion pharma giant Novartis

Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan has been named as the global chief executive officer (CEO) of  the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, making him the first Indian origin person to hold the post in a large pharma multinational.

What does Kim Jong-un want?

That remains far harder to answer than the technical questions about Mr. Kim’s bombs and the reach of his missiles that have preoccupied American, Japanese and South Korean intelligence officials for years.

After North Korea’s underground test on Sunday, more is now known about the power of his nuclear arsenal, even if mystery remains about the veracity of the North’s claim that it detonated a hydrogen bomb.

Ex-bureaucrat Alphons Kannanthanam is first minister from Kerala in the Modi government

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new man to handle tourism, an area where the NDA government has launched a number of projects over the last two years, is Alphons Kannanthanam - a bureaucrat-turned-politician who has a strong reputation as an administrator.

Modi's move to induct Kannanthanam, a 1979-batch IAS officer from Kerala, in the council of ministers is being seen as part of the BJP's efforts to expand its footprint in the southern state, where it has been working hard to emerge as a potent force.

He replaces Mahesh Sharma, who retains his post as MoS Culture.

Kannanthanam, who is the first minister from Kerala in the Modi government, was born in a non-electrified Manimala village in Kottayam district to a World War II veteran.

During his stint in the IAS, Kannanthanam served in several key positions. He shot to fame when as the commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority in the mid- 1990s he ordered demolition of thousands of illegal constructions…

49 Children Die in one month in Farrukhabad Govt Hospital Due to 'Lack of Oxygen'

New Delhi: In a shameful rerun of last month’s Gorakhpur tragedy that claimed 63 lives, 49 children died in a government hospital in Farukkhabad, allegedly due to shortage of oxygen.

The deaths were reported over a period of one month at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Farrukhabad. The District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar has ordered a probe into the incident.

Was Draupadi really a black beauty, as her original name was Krishna?

Draupadi was born of fire and so was dark, which gave her the name Krishnaa.

Shivaji Sawant's Mrityunjay describes Draupadi as a dark beauty with big eyes who carried a strong fragrance of Jasmine with her by birth.

A mysterious prophecy resounds, and the bewitchingly beautiful princess Draupadi arises from the sacred fire in Panchala. Draupadi is also said to be dark in color like Krishna. Hence, the name Krishnaa is said to have been given to her to represent her color, similar to Krishna, who is described as dark blue, resembling a rain cloud. She came out of the sacred fire Yajna so she is also called Yajnaseni.

According to Mahabharata, She was an astonishingly outspoken woman, who is abandoned at every turn, and forced to make the difficult choice between revenge and compassion.

Draupadi the princess is in love with Arjuna, the Pandava prince. But fate weaves strange events, and Draupadi finds herself wedded to five men--Arjuna and his four Pandava brothers. Draupadi's lif…

Raghuram Rajan breaks silence, says there were better options than demonetisation

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has revealed that he did not favour demonetisation as he felt the short term economic costs associated with such a disruptive decision would outweigh any longer term benefits from it.

North Korea Tested Nuclear Bomb With 'Unprecedentedly Big Power'

North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb with "unprecedentedly big power" on Sunday that can be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile, in its first nuclear test under U.S. President Donald Trump's watch.The test, ordered by Kim Jong Un, was a "perfect success" and confirmed the precision and technology of the hydrogen bomb, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Kim's regime has defied Trump's warnings as it seeks the capability to strike America with an atomic weapon.

Serena Williams Gives Birth To Baby Girl

While her sister Venus battled it out on the courts of the US Open, Serena Williams went into labor and gave birth a short time later to a baby girl on Friday. The baby is a first for Serena and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Serena's rep did not immediately respond to requests for comment after the news, announced by the US Open, leaked out and the tennis community flooded Twitter with well wishes. According to the tennis organization, the women's singles champion delivered a 6-pound, 13-ounce daughter at about noon

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes new defence minister

Nirmala Sitharaman. who earlier held the independent charge of the commerce and industry ministry, has become the first independent woman defence minister of India.

KSHDCL Chairman Kamalamma Magadi has been accused of demanding Rs 1 lakh

The state-run traditional arts and handicrafts store, Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium, is headed for some historic trouble. After allegations and counter-allegations between the Chairman of Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd, or KSHDCL, (which runs Cauvery emporium) and a temporary employee, the issue may soon be with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

In July, KSHDCL Chairman Kamalamma Magadi had filed a police complaint against a temporary employee, Bhagyamma, alleging that the latter had tried to poison her by offering sweets laced with sedative. Interesting, though, her complaint was filed a day after she reportedly received a call that threatened to leak an audio CD of her conversation with Bhagyamma, in which she was allegedly asking for a bribe.

Now Honeypreet Insan, Ram Rahim's 'Daughter', Wanted By Cops. Airports Alerted

Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of so-called spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is being hunted by the Haryana police, which today issued an alert at airports and other exit points for her.

A constant companion of Ram Rahim right until he was jailed last week for raping two followers, Honeypreet Insan has been charged with sedition for allegedly plotting the self-appointed guru's escape from a court in Panchkula where he was held guilty.