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Mumbai: Blaze at industrial unit in Andheri's Marol, firefighter injured...
A fire engulfed an industrial unit in suburban Andheri in the wee hours Wednesday, a civic official said. A fireman received burn injuries while dousing the flames and was rushed to hospital. The blaze erupted around 2 am at the commercial unit located in SEEPZ industrial area at Marol in Andheri.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-12 11:20 UTC
Major security breach: Aadhaar software and user-database hacked...
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Aadhaar is no stranger to security flaws. Now, HuffPost India has found yet another, and this one has explosive implications. The publication found that a cheaply available patch could be used to bypass Aadhaar's enrolment security checks, thereby allowing anyone to generate an Aadhaar number.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-11 12:56 UTC
Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused...
More than a year after an activist died in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh after an altercation with civic officials engaged in the Swachh Bharat campaign, police have confirmed that he died of cardiac arrest. The victim, Zafar Hussain, had objected to officials photographing women defecating in the open.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-11 08:26 UTC
#Special26InRealLife: Mumbai Police bust gang of fake I-T officers...
In a major break, the Mumbai police have arrested five members of a gang who posed as income tax officers and targeted wealthy homes with unaccounted cash and jewellery. They had earlier conducted fake raids at a Santacruz businessman's apartment, and at a residence in Kashimira.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-10 12:21 UTC
Modi will unveil Statue of Unity on October 31: Rupani...
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Sunday, 9 September that Statue of Unity will be unveiled by PM Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. Speaking to the media during BJP's national executive meeting, Rupani claimed that the 182-meter tall statue is supposedly world's tallest statue.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-10 08:18 UTC
TN: ED raids 9 places in Rs. 90cr bank fraud...
The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday conducted searches at nine locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with a bank loan fraud case worth Rs. 90 crore involving Indhumathi Refineries. Searches are being conducted at Virudhunagar, Madurai, and Coimbatore. The refineries are located in Chennai.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-08 12:46 UTC
Jaipur: Woman accuses husband of rape, forced conversion; case registered...
Jaipur police registered a case on the basis of a complaint filed by a 24-year-old woman alleging her husband of rape and forced conversion. The woman alleged her husband forced her to sleep with his friends and threatened her too. He allegedly forcefully converted her to Islam in January 2017.
By Shontyraj on 2018-09-08 10:30 UTC
India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?...
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The defense agreement signed between India and the US yesterday, COMCASA, is one of the four foundational agreements that the US signs with its allies. Notably, India already has two other major pacts signed with the US, and COMCASA could mark the start of something like an 'Asian NATO'.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 12:49 UTC
Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states...
The Supreme Court has given a week's notice to all the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and lynching. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports till now. The states were given 3-weeks notice on July 17, 2018.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 11:56 UTC
UPSC exam: Paper pattern and stages of the IAS exam...
The Indian Civil Services exam, popularly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by UPSC each year. The exam is considered one of the toughest in India, but with thorough preparation and strong determination, one can crack it. Here's the paper pattern and details of the IAS exam stages.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 11:08 UTC
To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra...
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Rahul Gandhi's Kailash Mansoravar Yatra is being widely discussed in Indian politics (for reasons unknown) and now Congress, in a bid to take haters head-on, has shared Fitbit numbers of the party president's pilgrimage. The numbers revealed Gandhi traveled 46,433 steps and burned 4,466 calories.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-07 10:04 UTC
Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?...
On August 15, PM Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send humans to space by 2022. The announcement sent the space agency scuttling to make requisite arrangements. However, the crucial question of why ISRO wasn't consulted still looms large.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 05:05 UTC
#LoveIsLove: A guide to how not to be a homophobic...
Now that the Supreme Court has decriminalized gay sex, it's time for all of us to throw homophobia out of our lives. As historic as this judgment is, it means nothing if the LGBT community is constantly judged and inclusiveness doesn't happen on ground level. Here's how not to be homophobic.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 13:21 UTC
Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS...
Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it does not support same-sex marriage as it was not natural. The comments came on a day the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalized part of Section 377 of IPC, which criminalizes consensual unnatural sex.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 12:34 UTC
Supreme Court to give verdict on Section 377 shortly...
The Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped section 377 of Indian Penal Code giving a new found freedom to LGBTQ community. The constitution bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, whose tenure ends soon. The arguments were heard for four days in July and had reserved the judgement.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 05:06 UTC
Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"...
With petitions pending in the Supreme Court against Article 35A, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has sparked controversy by calling the J&K Constitution an aberration in the constitutional scheme of India. Doval added that the sovereignty of India could never be compromised.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-05 11:19 UTC
WhatsApp expands campaign to curb fake-news to 10 more states...
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Stepping up crackdown efforts on spread of fake news, WhatsApp today said it is expanding its radio campaign to 10 more Indian states. WhatsApp has been facing severe criticism from the govt over circulation of fake news on its platform that incited multiple incidents of mob lynching across India.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-05 10:24 UTC
Robin Wright says Kevin Spacey can reform himself...
Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey co-starred in Netflix's acclaimed show 'House Of Cards'. However, following the allegations of sexual assault against Spacey, Netflix had terminated his contract. Now, Robin, in an interview, said she felt that everyone deserves a second chance, including Spacey.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-04 07:22 UTC
BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!...
Harinarayan Rajbhar, a BJP MP from UP, has said there should be a commission for men, like the National Commission for Women, as he believes men also suffer. In an interview, Rajbhar said men should also get a platform. Another MP, Anshul Verma also agreed. He thinks this would promote equality.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 13:25 UTC
Hardik Patel's will: Parents, protesters and 'gaushala' named as inheritors...
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose hunger strike entered ninth day on Sunday, said he has prepared his will, anticipating he would die early. In his will, he has mentioned his parents, a cow shelter and kin of 14 agitators who died in violent protests, three years ago, as the inheritors.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 13:18 UTC
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