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Jammu Kashmir: LeT terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 19 : A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with the police and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday. Read Full Story

Exodus Day is not celebrated, but remembered: Anupam Kher
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Bollywood actor and Kashmir exodus victim Anupam Kher on Thursday, in an emotional message to the nation said that the migration of the Kashmiri Pandits is not celebrated but remembered with the effort of making the voices of the sufferers reach those unwilling to hear. Read Full Story

This Republic Day, append following fundamental rights in your list!
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : This Republic day, go creative with your fundamental rights and append some stress relieving rights, to rejoice your life. Read Full Story

RS Prasad to inaugurate National Meet on Grassroot Informatics
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will today inaugurate a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Baba Ramdev performs 'Dangal' in style, defeats Olympic medalist in PWL
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday showed his wrestling prowess as he defeated 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Andrey Stadnik in a promotional bout of the 2017 Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in New Delhi. Read Full Story

BJP terms Congress' 'rubber stamp' remark as ridiculous
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 19 : Dubbing the Congress Party's remarks that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the ubber stamp of the government as idiculous, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that grand old party which, had made the Prime Minister's office a rubber stamp is now talking the same about the RBI governor. Read Full Story

N.D. Tiwari's joining will add to electoral benefits of BJP: Shaina NC
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC has said that the joining of former Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari in the saffron party would add value not only to the party and the cadre but also to the electoral benefits of the BJP in the days to come. Read Full Story

Govt. launches 'ShaGun' - a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar yesterday launched a dedicated web portal 'ShaGun', which has been prepared by World Bank in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development. Read Full Story

Naga women's delegation meets Jitendra Singh
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : A delegation of Naga women, hailing from Manipur and representing the organization Women for Just-Peace, met Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday and appealed for peace in the region. Read Full Story

ONGC promotes 'Saksham 2017'- an Awareness Programme on energy conservation
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) embarked a month-long oil and gas conservation campaign, christened as Saksham, in its Corporate Office, as well a work centers across the nation. Read Full Story

Akhilesh's Cycle SYMBOL has just two wheels 'Gundaraj'and 'Dangaraaj':BSP
Delhi, Jan. 18 : The Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) is confident that Mayawati will win this year's assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.. Read Full Story

Diplomatic Adviser to the French President calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Jacques Audibert, Diplomatic Adviser to the French President, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Boris Johnson calls on Prime Minister Modi
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of UK, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves MoU between India and the United Arab Emirates on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency
New delhi, Jan 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United Arab Emirates on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency. Read Full Story

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to meet PM Modi tomorrow
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Amid protests in Tamil Nadu over the Jallikattu festival, state Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam has decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue on Thursday. Read Full Story

Rashtrapati bhawan ,Mughal Gardens to remain closed from January 21 to 28
Delhi, Jan. 18 : The Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Mughal Gardens would remain closed for public viewing from January 21 to January 28 due to rehearsals for the forthcoming Republic Day Parade/Beating Retreat ceremony and the address by the President, Pranab Mukherjee to both Houses of Parliament. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves Listing of Government owned General Insurance Companies at the stock exchanges
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its 'in principle' approval for listing the following five Government owned General Insurance Companies in the stock exchanges. These are - The New India Assurance Company Ltd., United India Insurance Company Ltd., Oriental Insurance Company Ltd., National Insurance Company Ltd. and General Insurance Corporation of India. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector and moving towards the goal of 'Net Zero imports' in electronics by 2020. Read Full Story

Difficult for China, Pak to change their approach towards India: Security experts
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Retorting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mention of India's relations with China and Pakistan, security and defence experts on Wednesday said the reference made by the former with regard to New Delhi's ties with the two nations was positive but added it is difficult for them to leave their old approach. Read Full Story

Congress demands RBI Governor's resignation
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Congress Party on Wednesday demanded RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resignation and asked the government to normalise currency withdrawal limits. Read Full Story

Government. wants to make India 'electronic-manufacturing hub': Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Highlighting the number of international mobile manufacturing and component manufacturing companies that have entered into the Indian market, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the government intends to make India an electronic-manufacturing hub. Read Full Story

Parliamentary committee criticizes RBI Governor for inability to answer questions on demonetization
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday criticized Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel for his inability to answer queries related to demonetisation. Read Full Story

Will Congress be fourth time lucky in Manipur polls?
New Delhi , Jan.18 : India's northeastern state of Manipur is all set to go for assembly polls in March 2017. With a total of 60 Assembly seats, Manipur is considered a political bastion of the Congress, as it will be completing a third consecutive term under Mr. Ibobi Singh, and will hope for a fourth consecutive term in office. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves repealing of obsolete, redundant laws
New Delhi (India), Jan. 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal 105 Acts. Read Full Story

Cabinet apprises of the MoU between the ISRO and the JAXA for cooperation in the field of outer space
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on November 11, 2016 at Tokyo, Japan between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation in the field of outer space. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Jharkhand
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for the 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme for the establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Jharkhand. Read Full Story

JD (U) for better coordination between central, state agencies post Kanpur train mishap
Patna (Bihar) , Jan 18 : With the Bihar Police claiming that Pakistan's ISI may be behind the Kanpur train mishap, the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday called for better coordination between the central and state intelligence agencies. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Vietnam In the field of cyber security
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in the field of Cyber Security. Read Full Story

Cabinet apprised of the MoU between ISRO and JAXA
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of theMemorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Nov 11, 2016 at Tokyo, Japan between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation in the field of outer space. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves India's membership in the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal for India's taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Serbia for cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics
New delhi, Jan 18 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Serbia for promoting cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics. Read Full Story

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Gardens and Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex to remain close for public viewing from Jan 20 to 28
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Gardens and Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex will remain closed for public viewing from Jan 20 to 28, 2017. Read Full Story

CERN experiment reports sixfold improved measurement of the magnetic moment of the antiproton
Geneva, Jan 18 : In a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, the BASE collaboration at CERN reports the most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, allowing a fundamental comparison between matter and antimatter. Read Full Story

Wrangler introduces its all new black collection!
New Delhi, Jan 18 : Trends come and go, but there's something endlessly chic and timeless about the colour black. Keeping in mind the hottest fashion trends, Wrangler -the classic American denim brand -launches its all-new Black on Black collection. Read Full Story

NATO Secretary General to attend the World Economic Forum
New Delhi,Jan 18 : Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday 19 January and Friday 20 January 2017. Read Full Story

Pakistan refuses to release doc who allegedly helped US to nab Laden
Islamabad/New Delhi, Jan 18 : Pakistan has said that it will not free a jailed doctor who allegedly helped United States find bin Laden, the media reported on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Pakistan link behind Kanpur train accident suspected
New Delhi, Jan 18 : : In an unexpected turn of event, the role of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is being suspected in the Kanpur train accident in November after the arrest of three men by Bihar police. Read Full Story

France has not given up on giving entry to India in NSG
New Delhi Jan.18 : France on Wednesday said that it continues to remain optimistic about India acquiring membership of the 48 member Nuclear suppliers Group (NSG)Diplomatic Advisor to the French President Mr. Audibert addressed the media today post his key note address in the Raisina dialogue 2017 that is taking place in the capital. He spoke about various issues concerning about terrorism and India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) bid. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves India's Membership in the International Vaccine Institute
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to the proposal for India to take its full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves Trade Agreement negotiations with Peru
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to further incentivize investments in the electronic Sector and moving towards the goal of ' Net Zero imports' in electronics by 2020. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves MoU between India-UAE for cooperation in field of SME sector
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Arab Emirates for cooperation in the field of Small and Medium Enterprises and Innovation. Read Full Story

Govt. to merge Jan Dhan, Aadhar and smart phones for boosting economy: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi , Jan.18 : Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh has said the Union Government is contemplating to merge Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Smart Phones for boosting the country's economy and for easy transfer of money. Read Full Story

Prashant Bhushan welcomes CIC decision to allow inspection of Smriti Irani's school records
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : With the Central Information Commission (CIC) directing the Central Board of Secondary Examination to allow inspection of the Class 10 and 12 school records of Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, rejecting CBSE's contention that it constituted personal information, Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday welcomed the decision and dubbed it as a 'perfectly correct order'. Read Full Story

Swami Prasad Maurya refutes news of unhappiness over BJP ticket distribution
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 18 : Rubbishing speculations of him being upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution for the forthcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, MLA Swami Prasad Maurya on Wednesday clarified that there is no unhappiness or dissatisfaction from his side. Read Full Story

India, China should not lose sight of business in wake of political differences: Foreign Secretary
New Delhi , Jan 18 : Asserting that New Delhi will invest more energy to boost Indo-China ties, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday said the two nations should not lose sight of the strategic nature of their engagement in the wake of differences on certain political issues. Read Full Story

India has established early contact with Trump's transition team: Foreign Secretary
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Asserting that Indo-US relations will strengthen irrespective of the recent change of guard, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has established an early contact with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Read Full Story

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives in India on first official visit
New Delhi , Jan.18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Delhi to set out the UK's vision for a Global Britain and a strengthened relationship with India and the region in a keynote speech at the Raisina Dialogue. Read Full Story

Congressman N.D. Tiwari joins BJP
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party president Amit Shah. Read Full Story

Salman's acquittal in Act case 'defeat of judicial system': Abha Singh
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Senior advocate Abha Singh on Wednesday expressed her disappointment after Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted in the Arms Act case and dubbed it to be the defeat of the country's judicial system. Read Full Story

The pressures to reform the UN will grow, says Foreign Secretary Jaishankar
New Delhi , Jan.18 : Putting pressure on the world body for a permanent seat for India in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar on Wednesday said that The pressures to reform the UN will only grow with each passing day. Read Full Story

Centre ready to provide security to Zaira Wasim: Rijiju
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Centre is ready to provide security to 'Dangal' child actor Zaira Wasim if the Jammu and Kashmir State government recommends it. Read Full Story

Inconceivable for India that a world as vast and diverse as ours could be run by a small set of powers: Jaishankar
New Delhi , Jan.18 : Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday said that India is a natural exponent of multilateralism, and believed that with the passage of time, the dispersal of power across the globe would be more equitable. Read Full Story

Terrorism remains 'most pervasive challenge' to international security: Foreign Secretary
New Delhi , Jan 18: Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday said terrorism remains the most pervasive and serious challenge to international security. Read Full Story

Chief Election Commissioner to review poll preparedness in Uttarakhand
Nainital (Uttarakhand) , Jan. 18 : Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and his fellow commissioners will be in Dehradun today to review the poll preparedness in Uttarakhand. Read Full Story

Congress is bereft of any concrete issues to face ruling central govt.: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at the Congress Party for demanding the resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel and for their planned protest outside RBI offices, saying that the latter is bereft of any concrete issues to face the ruling BJP government in the centre. Read Full Story

A 'hand' can pull out 'lotus' from mud, mocks Congress
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Taking a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for filing complaint against its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Wednesday said that a hand (Congress) can pull a lotus (BJP) out of mud. Read Full Story

Defecating in open? Be ready to pay fine of Rs.500 in Bhopal
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Jan. 18 : If you are defecating in open in Bhopal then be ready to pay fine as the civic body have announced a penalty on open defecation. Read Full Story

25 brave hearts bag National Bravery Awards 2016
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Twenty five children, including 12 girls and 13 boys, have been selected for the National Bravery Awards 2016. Four of the awards have been given posthumously. Read Full Story

Python turns 'mother' for four puppies in Vadodara
Vadodara (Gujarat) , Jan. 18 : The animal activists have rescued a rock python and four puppies from an 80-feet deep well in Gujarat's Vadodara yesterday. Read Full Story

Congress hails PM's Raisina dialogue, welcomes his foreign policy
NewDelhi , Jan. 18 : Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the second Raisina dialogue, India's flagship geo-political conference, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that he has no ideological disagreement with the former on foreign policy, adding that hosting delegates from 65 countries is healthy affair from national point of view. Read Full Story

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