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Police bust 37 billion rupee Internet Scam

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Police bust 37 billion rupee Internet Scam

NEW DELHI: Don’t fall for crazy internet offers! Over six lakh people have been cheated by a cyber con in India.  Indian police have busted an Internet scam in which around 650,000 people lost a combined 37 billion rupees after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web […]

Bombs explode, youth detained, as Republic Day unfolds in India

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Bombs explode, youth detained, as Republic Day unfolds in India

New Delhi, Seven blasts rocked the north- eastern states of Assam and Manipur on the occasion of Republic Day today even as celebrations were held in other parts of the country with the states showcasing their cultural diversity and the might of security forces. Five serial blasts by anti-talk ULFA (Independent) shook upper Assam as […]

New CBI Director tomorrow?

New CBI Director tomorrow?

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) A three-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet tomorrow to decide on the chief of the country’s premier probe agency CBI. The post of CBI director is lying vacant for over one month following Anil Sinha’s retirement on December 2. At present, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana is […]

Parl Committee Questions ‘Cashless’ Security

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Parl Committee Questions ‘Cashless’ Security

New Delhi: Is all this shoving the country towards a cashless economy really safe? That’s the question thrown up by a Parliamentary Standing Committee. Is data transfer on these new ‘pockets’ and ‘wallets applications really safe, or will new users find that their bank accounts are broken into by hackers? Do we have proper laws […]

Passport applications made easier…

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Passport applications made easier…

Good news for those who are applying for passports. The Government of India has simplified some of the rules and procedures. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has made several changes to the existing passport rules in order to “streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport.” The biggest of these is the […]

Good News for the Physically Challenged

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Good News for the Physically Challenged

It’s a bit of good news on a gloomy day. Physically and mentally challenged people now have a piece of legislation that gives them more protection. A usually divided house united for a few moments to pass the Disabilities Bill. For the first time since the Winter session began on November 16, Rajya Sabha on […]

Mixed Stance on Standing for the National Anthem

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Mixed Stance on Standing for the National Anthem

Legal experts have reacted differently to the Supreme Court order directing cinema halls to play the national anthem before screening to “instill committed patriotism and nationalism”. Some  legal experts  term it as “judiciary’s over-enthusiasm” and others say playing it and respecting it won’t cause any harm. While former Attorney General and noted lawyer Soli Sorabjee […]

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No carrots for Pakistan in Trump administration?

What can the subcontinent expect from President Donald Trump? Bewilderment, for starters says Michael Krepon, Co-Founder, Stimson Center. If the new occupant in the Oval Office is unfamiliar with Russia, China, the workings of NATO, nuclear deterrence, and the impact of trade compacts, do not expect him to be well versed on the Nuclear Suppliers […]

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Quack kills three with ‘diabetes cure’

Beware of quacks posing as  ‘doctors’!  A self-styled doctor and three of his patients died in a south Indian village after drinking a poisonous herbal medicine which he claimed cured diabetes and hypertension, officials said on Tuesday (Oct 25). Another patient is in a critical condition at a government-run hospital after they drank the concoction […]

Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

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Bird Flu scare shuts down Delhi Zoo

NEW DELHI – New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday (Oct 19), a month after India declared itself free of the disease. Riaz Khan zoo  spokesperson said tests had confirmed the birds died of the H5 strain of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. […]

Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

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Is China pushing Pakistan to disarm Jihadi groups?

China’s disapproval of Pakistan’s hosting of anti-India terror organisations has prompted Islamabad to quietly start working on plans to disarm these jihadist groups,’ amid an unusually public row between the civilian government, the all-powerful military and the media over the policy shift’, according to Islamabad-based political analyst Tom Husein . Pressure has been mounting at […]

Telangana has 31 districts now

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Telangana has 31 districts now

HYDERABAD: More than two years after Telangana came into existence as India’s 29th state, the TRS government in the state carried out the biggest administrative reform, creating 21 new districts. With this, the total number of districts in the state went up to 31 from 10, following the reorganisation process. Telangana, carved out of Andhra […]

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