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Hindu woman killed in Pakistan; Rs 17 lakh fine for love marriage

In a disturbing development, a Hindu woman in Pakistan has been killed by a group of unidentified people. According to family members, the victim Zania Kumari was killed for no apparent reason by some powerful people in the area. Zania was axed to death, after which, the killers escaped quickly. The murder occurred in Baba Kot area of Nasirabad district ... Read More »

Delhi Budget: No free Wi-Fi; midday meals to have bananas and eggs

In the annual budget presented today, the AAP government has skipped some of its key poll promises such as free Wi-Fi and mohalla sabhas. There is no allocation of funds for these initiatives. However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government is currently evaluating 3-4 models of free Wi-Fi and a decision will be taken soon. “As of ... Read More »

Exit polls predictions for UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur

Assembly elections in five states – UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur – are over and now everyone is eagerly waiting for the results, which would be announced on Saturday, March 11. However, before the actual results are announced, here’s a look at what the exit polls have to say about the fortunes of various parties. Uttar Pradesh (403 seats) ... Read More »

Supreme Court raises surrogacy hopes for single persons

In a development that has raised surrogacy hopes for single persons, the Supreme Court has allowed a representation to be made before the committee regarding a specific provision that will allow single persons to become parents through surrogacy. It may be recalled that the draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 only allows surrogacy in case of infertile and legally wedded Indian ... Read More »

15-years jail to Balwinder for plotting terror strikes in India

A US Court in Reno, Nevada has ordered a 15-year jail term for Balwinder Singh after he pleaded guilty of being involved in plotting terror attacks in India. The court also ordered that Balwinder will remain under lifetime federal supervision, after he is released from jail. This order was given since Balwinder has been associated with terrorist groups in India ... Read More »

Now SBI employees can ‘work from home’

The country’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) announced the launch of a new facility today that will allow its employees to work from home. The decision to allow employees to work from home was earlier approved by the Board of the bank. The facility will equip employees with specialized mobile devices through which they can take care of ... Read More »

Aadhaar made mandatory for free LPG connections

The government has announced a new rule that has made Aadhaar mandatory for getting free LPG gas connection. This would be applicable to women of households living below the poverty line, who want to get the free gas connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Such women have time till May 31 to enroll for Aadhaar. The announcement was made ... Read More »

Voting ends in UP and Manipur; 60.03% and 86% voter turnout respectively

Assembly elections in UP (seventh and final phase) have come to an end today, registering a voter turnout of 60.03 percent. Polling was conducted in 40 constituencies. The total number of eligible voters were 1.41 crore, including 64.76 lakh women. The last leg of the UP Assembly polls witnessed back to back rallies and roadshows by PM Modi, Chief Minister ... Read More »

The new Mumbai Mayor is Shiv Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was today elected as the new mayor of Mumbai, with support coming from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Political pundits say that BJP’s support is an olive branch to its ally, as it depends on Shiv Sena for creating majority in the Maharashtra Legislature. This comes even when the BJP had won an almost equal number of seats ... Read More »

On Women’s Day, PM Modi and President talk about gender equality

On Women’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee today talked about the invaluable contributions of women towards the development of the country. He also requested people to support the cause of gender equality. In a Twitter post, Mukherjee said, “Warm greetings & best wishes to women in India & in all parts of the world on the occasion of International Women’s Day. ... Read More »

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