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Train derailments have become associated with Indian Railways: Congress
New Delhi August 23 : The Congress on Wednesday said that rail accidents have become a part of Indian Railways history now, adding that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation should be accepted. Read Full Story

PM Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba ahead of bilateral delegation talks
New Delhi August 23 : In a special warm gesture, Prime Minister Naredra Modi received his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba at his residence, in an unscheduled meeting Wednesday afternoon. Read Full Story

Triple talaq is not an acceptable form of behavior between a man and a woman: Salman Khurshid
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug.23 : Senior lawyer and former union minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that all five apex court judges deciding on the triple talaq case, more or less, had accepted that the practice is not an acceptable form of behavior between a man and a woman. Read Full Story

J-K: Battalion commanders level meeting held in Poonch's Chakan-da-Bagh
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 23 : In the backdrop of numerous ceasefire violations and civilian casualties, Indian and Pakistan Army on Wednesday held a Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting at Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch Sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Campaign for clean and healthy society launched
New Delhi , Aug. 23 : Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Tanwar Chand Gehlot inaugurated a nine-day campaign on 'Clean Society-Healthy Society' in a public event organized by the Brahma Kumaris at Radison Blu Hotel, Paschim Vihar, here last evening. Read Full Story

Railways in bad shape: Lalu Yadav on Kaifiyat Express derailment
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , August 23 : Former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that it is good that Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu took the moral responsibility of Kaifiyat Express derailment, adding that the condition of railway department is turning bad. Read Full Story

Envoys of four nations present credentials to President Kovind
New Delhi , Aug.23 : Envoys of Malawi, Uzbekistan, Austria and Indonesia presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Post Mittal's resignation, Ashwani Lohani appointed as new Railway Board chairman
New Delhi , August 23 : Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani was appointed as the new chairman of the Railway Board on Wednesday soon after A.K. Mittal stepped down from the post. Read Full Story

Commission to be set up to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs: Jaitley
New Delhi , August 23 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that a Commission would be set up to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) community. Read Full Story

Arun Jaitley hints at Railways Minister's resignation; says PM Modi will decide
New Delhi , August 23 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted over Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on whatever request the latter has made. Read Full Story

BJP counters as Mahila Congress lodges complaint over alleged attack by saffron party MLA
Panaji (Goa) , Aug 23 : Countering the All India Mahila Congress' complaint alleging that the party workers were attacked by former Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar, saffron party leader Sheetal Dattaprasad Naik filed a complaint in the same police station here. Read Full Story

Lalu Yadav alleges 'foul play' behind delay in CBI probe into Srijan scam
Patna (Bihar) , August 23 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday alleged of a 'foul play' behind the delay in investigation into the Srijan scam, which involves Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Cow dying of corruption in Govt.-owned cow shelter, alleges Mayawati
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 23 : Asserting that even 'cow' has now been politicized like the issue of Ram Temple, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) asked, why the very animal, who is one of the biggest political agenda today, is dying of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government's negligence. Read Full Story

Netherlands to be 'Focus Country' at the World Food India 2017
New Delhi , August 23 : Netherlands announced on Wednesday its participation as a 'Focus Country' in upcoming World Food India 2017 to be held on November 3-5, 2017 here. Read Full Story

Utkal train derailment: PM asks Prabhu to 'wait' as Cong demands his resignation
New Delhi , August 23 : Amidst Opposition's demand for his stepping down from the position of Union Railway Minister over derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday informed that though he takes moral responsibility of the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to wait. Read Full Story

Supreme Court can't amend Article 35 A: Muzaffar Shah
New Delhi , Aug. 23 : Joining the ongoing debate over Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, Awami National Conference of Jammu and Kashmir chief Muzaffar Shah has said that the Supreme Court of India has no powers to fiddle with Article 35 A or Article 370. Read Full Story

Bikaner land scam: Gehlot defends Vadra, slams BJP
New Delhi , August 23 : The former chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused the BJP-led union government of trying to manipulate public perception in their favour by recommending a CBI probe into the alleged land scam in Bikaner, which includes the company of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Read Full Story

Round Table India distribute food among 70,000 underprivileged kids
New Delhi , Aug 23: Round Table India in association with NGO Robin Hood Army distributed 70,000 food packets among the underprivileged as part of their ongoing campaign 'Freedom from Hunger'. Read Full Story

Jaitley files application seeking perjury proceedings against Kejriwal
New Delhi , Aug. 23 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed an application seeking perjury proceedings against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday for allegedly filing a false affidavit before the Delhi High Court. Read Full Story

RJD calls for ED probe into Srijan scam, demands Nitish's resignation
Patna (Bihar) , August 23 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday demanded an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the multi-crore Srijan scam, in which the government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013. Read Full Story

Kailash Satyarthi announces 'Bharat Yatra' on child sexual abuse and trafficking
New Delhi , Aug. 23 : Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is embarking on a historic 'Bharat Yatra' to spearhead the fight against child trafficking and child sexual abuse across the country. Read Full Story

MoS Jitendra Singh takes congnisance into absenteeism of Udhampur school teachers
New Delhi , August 23 : The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh, has taken cognisance into the issue of absenteeism of teachers at a government-run primary school in a far-flung area of Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur, on a tip-off provided by ANI. Read Full Story

Malegaon Blast case: Lt. Col. Purohit out on bail from Taloja jail after nine years
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 23 : 2008 Malegaon Blast case accused Lt. Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit has been released from the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai after the Supreme Court granted him bail in the case, on the condition that he won't leave the country without the permission of the court. Read Full Story

Casino busted, 30 arrested from South Delhi farmhouse
New Delhi , August 23 : The Delhi Police have busted an illegal casino-cum-bar at a farmhouse (used earlier for shooting TV soaps and movies) in South Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area. Read Full Story

'Impact Awards' to honour frontline community workers
New Delhi , August 23 : Plan India, one of the leading child development organisations, recently honoured the last mile champions, who have bridged the gaps between communities and service providers, catalysing remarkable social and behavioural change countrywide. Read Full Story

MoU signed between ICMR, Ministry of Health and Family welfare and IVI, South Korea
New Delhi , Aug 23, : The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India signed a MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea to collaborate on vaccine research and development in the recently held tripartite meeting. The Memorandum of Understanding will strengthen the relationship between IVI and India. Read Full Story

Bihar floods update: Army Column, ETF continue to deployed in affected areas
Patna (Bihar) , August 23 : One Army Column and One Engineer Task Force (ETF) have been deployed in seven districts of Bihar, which have been successful in rescuing people from the flood-hit areas. Read Full Story

Kaifiyat Express derailment: Rescue operation over, no casualties, say police officials
New Delhi [India], August 23 : The rescue operation for the Kaifiyat Express derailment, which happened in the wee hours of Wednesday, is over. Read Full Story

By-polls to four Assembly seats in Goa, Andhra, Delhi today, voting begins
New Delhi , August 23 : The voting for the by-polls for four Assembly seats in Bawana in Delhi, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, and Valpoi and Panaji in Goa has begun. Read Full Story

Sonia Gandhi condoles death of former Manipur CM Keishing
New Delhi , August 23 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi condoled the demise of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing, who passed away at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal, on Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

High level delegation led by Uzbekistan Foreign Minister visiting India
New Delhi August 23 : A high level multi-sectoral delegation led by Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, is visiting India from August 20-23, 2017. Read Full Story

Kaifiyat Express derails in UP's Aurali, over 40 injured
New Delhi Aug 23 : More than 40 people were injured after ten coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday. Read Full Story

Shah Bano's lawyer praises Modi Govt. for its resolve in delegitimising triple talaq
New Delhi , August 22 : Lawyer in Shah Bano Case, Arif Mohammad Khan on Tuesday praised the Modi-led government for its resolve in delegitimising triple talaq stating that with this decision the Muslim women will live with equality in the country. Read Full Story

State enforcement agencies to ensure ban on Blue-Whale challenge: UP ADG
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , August 22 : The Additional Director General of Police Uttar Pradesh Anand Kumar on Tuesday said that the Centre has ordered enforcement agencies of various states to take cognizance of the Blue-Whale Challenge and ensure complete ban on the online dare which has claimed numerous lives. Read Full Story

Delhi HC restricts protest outside Kejriwal's residence
New Delhi , August 22 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restricted conducting of any type of protests in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Civil lines residence in the national capital. Read Full Story

Bihar Floods: Death toll rises to 341
Patna (Bihar) , August 22 : Additional Secretary Disaster Management Department of the Government of Bihar, Anirudh Kumar, on Tuesday said that 341 people have lost their lives in the state due to floods. Read Full Story

PM Modi invokes Mahatma Gandhi while addressing young entrepreneurs
New Delhi, Aug 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the young entrepreneurs of the country to make India's development a mass movement, the way Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi made the freedom movement a common agenda. Read Full Story

Festival of India being Organized in Cote D'ivoire, Liberia and Guinea from 15 August, 2017 - 28 January, 2018
New Delhi, Aug 22: A Festival of India is being organized in Cote d'Ivoire and concurrently accredited countries of Liberia and Guinea from 15 August, 2017 - 28 January, 2018. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dances. Read Full Story

National Workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
New Delhi, Aug 22: The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, is organizing a three-day workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) from 22nd - 24th August, 2017, in New Delhi. Read Full Story

NITI Aayog to launch Mentor India Campaign
New Delhi, Aug 22: NITI Aayog will launch the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs, established across the country as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission. CEO NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant will unveil the online nationwide initiative in the capital tomorrow on Wednesday, 23rdAugust. Read Full Story

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairs the 17th meeting of FSDC
New Delhi, Aug 22: The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi today under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley. Read Full Story

Dr Jitendra Singh calls for Make in India health module
New Delhi, Aug 22: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has called for establishing a "Make in India" health module. Read Full Story

PM addresses Young CEOs at the Champions of Change initiative organised by NITI Aayog
New Delhi, Aug 22: The Prime Minister today interacted with Young CEOs at the "Champions of Change - Transforming India through G2B partnership" initiative organised by NITI Aayog at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. Today was the Prime Minister's second address in this series, following his interaction with young entrepreneurs last week. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi terms SC's verdict on triple talaq as 'Welcome Move'
New Delhi , August 22 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq and congratulated the women who fought for the same. Read Full Story

Afghan envoy urges Pakistan to join fight against terrorism sincerely
New Delhi , Aug 22 : Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has hailed United States President Donald Trump's new policy for Afghanistan and urged Pakistan to join the fight against terrorism sincerely to sustain peace in the region. Read Full Story

Terror funding case: Delhi Court dismisses bail application of separatist Shabir Shah
New Delhi , Aug 22 : A Delhi Court on Tuesday dismissed bail application of separatist Shabir Shah. Read Full Story

42 boys from Jammu's skill development centers make it to Indian Army
Jammu and Kashmir , August 22 : As many as 42 boys from six skill-development centers of Jammu, run by the district administration in the border blocks, have been selected in the Indian Army. Read Full Story

CPM has always opposed 'arbitrary nature' of triple talaq: Yechury
New Delhi , August 22 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Tuesday said that the party has always opposed the arbitrary instant nature of triple talaq, adding the majority judgement of striking it down has been welcomed by the party. Read Full Story

Delhi celebrate its first ever beer month
New Delhi August 22 : India's National Capital Region celebrates its first ever beer month. Read Full Story

Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Kamilov meets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi Aug 22 : : Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Centre to link all police stations, further integrate all data with courts
New Delhi(India), Aug.22 : The Central Government will link all police stations across India and further integrate all the data with courts, judiciary officers and enforcement agencies under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems (CCTNS) to combat security breaches that tend to break confidence of industry, trade and commerce, Union Minister, Mr Kiren Rijiju said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

PM Modi hails triple talaq verdict as 'powerful measure for women empowerment'
New Delhi , August 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter to laud the Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq as 'historic', adding that the judgement will further fuel the women empowerment drive. Read Full Story

SC verdict on triple talaq to push BJP's Uniform Civil Code agenda
By : Onkareshwar Pandey, New Delhi [India], Aug. 22 : The landmark triple talaq verdict has given big boost to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has long pushed for a uniform civil code to be enforced which would end the reach of different religious laws in civil issues, sanctioned originally to protect the independence of different faiths. Read Full Story

BJP welcomes verdict on triple talaq as mark of Muslim women's equality
New Delhi , August 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday, welcomed the 'historic' verdict on triple talaq and said, its not about anyone's victory or loss, rather it is about a Muslim woman's sense of equality in the country. Read Full Story

Petitioner Shayara Bano calls triple talaq verdict 'historic'
New Delhi , August 22 : Triple talaq petitioner Shayara Bano on Tuesday said that the historical decision by the Supreme Court to strike down triple talaq was a welcome move, and that it is a happy moment for all Muslim women in India. Read Full Story

India welcomes Trump's new Afghanistan policy
New Delhi , August 22 : India on Tuesday welcomed United States President Donald Trump's new policy on Afghanistan and said that New Delhi shares the concerns and objectives as entailed by the former in his recent address. Read Full Story

Triple talaq victims want stricter laws against its practitioners
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 22 : The victims of triple talaq have taken a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to strike down the practice of the Triple Talaq as 'unconstitutional'. Read Full Story

Will study judgement, convene meeting on Sept. 10 to decide future course of action: AIMPLB counsel
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), August 22 : After the majority verdict invalidated the Islamic practice of Triple Talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) counsel Zafaryab Jilani on Tuesday said that their legal committee will study the judgement and advise the executive of the Muslim law board accordingly. Read Full Story

Congress welcomes Triple Talaq verdict, denies violation of Muslim law
Thiruvanathapuram/New Delhi , August 22 : Soon after the Supreme Court struck down the age-old practice of 'Triple Talaq' among the Muslim community, the Congress on Tuesday, while welcoming the same, dismissed any violation of the Muslim Personal Law. Read Full Story

Injunction on husbands pronouncing triple talaq until law is made: SC advocate
New Delhi , August 22 : Supreme Court advocate Saif Mahmood on Tuesday said that till the government formulates a law regarding triple talaq, there would be an injunction on husbands pronouncing triple talaq on their wives. Read Full Story

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