Convict on death row in 2012 gang-rape case files mercy petition before President
A 23-year-old student was raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out. One of the accused, Ram Singh, had hanged himself in jail and another accused, a juvenile, was given the maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment in a reform facility.
President Kovind arrives in Sikkim on 2-day visit
President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady arrived in Sikkim for a two-day visit. Governor Ganga Prasad and CM Prem Singh Tamang receiv...
Delhi hospitals see rise in cases of respiratory, cardiac complications; kids, elderly worst hit
With poor air quality prevailing in the national capital for the past three days, there has been a rise in the number of patients visiting out-patient departments (OPDs) or emergencies with respiratory or cardiac related problems.
In online clean-up, Home Ministry gets sites to take off 71 videos
A list of 500 key words used in searching such videos was compiled and shared with Internet service providers such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, WhatsApp and Microsoft.
Mahabharata much older, say ASI Archaeologists
Mahabharata could date back to 1500-2000 BCE. The claim follows the findings at the excavation site of Sanauli, 68 km away from Delhi, last year. The findings were discussed by Sanjay Manjul, who had carried out the Sanauli excavation.
Rs 50,000 fine for immersing idols in Ganga, its tributaries
A directive dated September 16, issued by Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga, said no idol immersion should be allowed in Ganga river and its tributaries.
Notion that Ganga is polluted is wrong: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Shekhawat asserted that the government has launched water resources information system (WRIS) under which all states have been asked to give soil, moisture, ground water level, rain data etc.
India to allow Nepal use of three rivers for inland waterways to push regional connectivity
Nepal will be able to operate its own vessels on the Ganga, which runs parallel to the southern border of the Himalayan state.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina moots 4-point proposal for effective connectivity in South Asia
Hasina said it must be guaranteed that inequality across societies could not widen in times of faster growth as wealth creation should be inclusive and must trickle down to the bottom millions.
Uttar Pradesh: Water level of River Ganga further rises in Varanasi, crosses danger mark
The water level of River Ganga has continued to rise in UP’s Varanasi. The rise in water level also led trouble to locals. They started shif...
Uttar Pradesh: River Ganga crosses danger mark in Varanasi
River Ganga has started flowing above danger mark in UP’s Varanasi. Locals started shifting to safer places. Incessant rains led to overflow...
Compensate Bilkis Bano in 2 weeks: Supreme Court to Gujarat
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the state government wanted to file a review in the case. “We want to file a review,” he told a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
India has developed first catchment treatment plan for Ganga to meet climate goal: Official
The commitment to increase additional 2.5-3 billion tonnes carbon sink was made by India in the Paris Agreement in 2015 to fight climate change.
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