India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Wednesday February 1, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today halved the rate of income tax in his budget, promising to increase spending on the poor. Mr Jaitley also strongly defended the notes ban, assuring that its impact on the economy would not spill over to the next year.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Tuesday January 31, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged parties "to help in the smooth functioning" of parliament, pointing out that "This is the first time the budget has been advanced by a month."
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Monday January 30, 2017
Ending a brief hiatus in his heaving, messy contest for power with Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh has returned to proving that he will be anything but the benevolent father assisting his son's bid for re-election.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Thursday January 26, 2017
While India celebrated its freedom from British colonisation on August 15, 1947, it established itself as a sovereign state on January 26, 1950. In other words, this is the day the Indian constitution came into being 67 years ago.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Tuesday January 10, 2017
BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj has been served notice by the Election Commission and has been accused of violating the poll code with his controversial comments blaming Muslims for population rise.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Saturday January 7, 2017
A First Information Report or FIR was filed against BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj in Meerut today, for saying that Muslims are responsible for India's population rise. The party however has disowned the remark saying neither the BJP, nor the government agrees with such comments.
World News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Monday January 2, 2017
A 41-year-old French woman was bitten by a crocodile while posing to take a selfie with it in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park.
World News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Sunday January 1, 2017
Thanking all Russians for their "victories, achievements, understanding and trust" in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday wished "peace and prosperity" for all citizens and that they will be able to fulfill their dreams and "good intentions".
World News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Wednesday December 28, 2016
Dubai's famous Gold Souq, a prime market for gold, has been witnessing almost a complete absence of visitors from India due to the November 8 currency ban, according to a report by Gulf News.
Kerala News | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Arshia Dhar | Tuesday December 20, 2016
Sedition charges against Kerala writer Kamal Chavara may be dropped, the police said today, two days after his widely condemned arrest over a Facebook post that was allegedly disrespectful to the national anthem.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Friday December 16, 2016
Calling an early end to the Winter Session amid protests that paralysed business, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari commented today that "peace prevailed only during obituaries."
Delhi News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, Edited by Arshia Dhar | Friday December 16, 2016
Four years after the horrific Nirbhaya gang-rape that scarred India, two rapes have been reported in Delhi. One of the rape survivors is a 16-year-old allegedly gang-raped by her classmates.
India News | Edited By Arshia Dhar | Friday December 16, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described as a "Christmas gift to remember' two schemes launched by the NITI Aayog on Thursday to promote cashless transactions, the "Lucky Grahak Yojana" and "Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana".
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 5, 2016
India continued its winning streak in the crucial UN elections, with another official unanimously elected to a key advisory panel that helps examine the world body's budget and management initiatives, a day after an Indian lawyer won membership of the International Law Commission.
India News | Anant Zanane | Saturday November 5, 2016
A 10-year-old girl studying at a government-aided school for tribal students in Maharashtra's Buldhana was raped repeatedly by a 22-year-old staff member.
Press Trust of India | Monday October 3, 2016
IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company today announced the resignation of its managing director Murli Dhar Khattar with effect from October 6.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday August 15, 2016
Nestled in the upscale neighbourhood of Malabar Hill in Mumbai, the colonial bungalow of Laxmi Nivas, that hosted stalwarts like Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia, Aruna Asaf Ali, Achyut Patwardhan, Jaiprakash Narayan, is up for sale.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar with inputs from PTI | Monday August 15, 2016
As thousands of children swarmed around Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of his speech at Red Fort today, eager to shake his hands and touch his feet, the 65-year-old appeared in some danger of getting swamped. It was touch and go. But then, a security official came to his aid.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday August 13, 2016
Two months ago, 15-year-old Latika and her younger sister Tanya watched their mother being set on fire by their relatives in Bulandshahr, for not being able to bear a son. As the two of them tried to douse the fire, their father stood by and watched, the sisters say.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday August 6, 2016
The Bhubaneshwar police on Saturday lathicharged a group of NIFT students, who were holding a protest, alleging that the guards did not let in a student who got raped last night outside the campus gates despite her cries for help.
Press Trust of India | Thursday August 4, 2016
The Madhya Pradesh government has managed to woo yoga guru Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd to set up a Rs 500-crore food processing unit at Dhar district in the state.
Offbeat | Arshia Dhar | Tuesday July 26, 2016
An entertaining and starry match of football ensued for Delhiites on Sunday evening, where Members of Parliament clashed with Bollywood stars. The exhibition match, held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, was organised by Adhunik Art Gallery, headed by Bollywood actor Priyanka Kothari, and was kicked off by an enthusiastic Baba Ramdev.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Wednesday July 13, 2016
For the drought-scarred district of Nashik, this week has brought long-awaited relief. With several parts of Maharashtra receiving record rainfall since Sunday, the Godavari River and reservoirs are brimming with water.
India News | Reported By Arshia Dhar, Tejas Mehta, Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Monday July 11, 2016
As the monsoon pours down over Maharashtra, a train headed from Surat in Gujarat to Nandurbar in northwest part of the state slid off its track this morning.
Mumbai News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Monday July 11, 2016
The mayor of Mumbai on Sunday led officials from the municipal body to one the busiest parts of city. The mission? To inspect how they had fared on the deadline served last week to fill up all the potholes in Mumbai.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Sunday July 10, 2016
Fresh out of high school with top grades, Rishabh Porel wanted to study molecular biology for his graduation. But the lack of top colleges in the field in India has meant he had to turn to foreign shores.
India News | Reported by Arshia Dhar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday July 10, 2016
A day after divesting her of the important water conservation portfolio in the Cabinet reshuffle, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was seen as placating a seemingly upset Pankaja Munde, asking her to attend an international water summit.
Nagpur News | Written by Arshia Dhar | Saturday July 9, 2016
People around 11-year-old Akhilesh Chandorkar, including his parents, always knew he was smart. But last week they found out he may be among the smartest people around.
India News | Reported by Arshia Dhar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday July 3, 2016
Former Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet landed into a controversy after his abusive posts on Twitter targeting a journalist. The Mumbai police have said they will take strong action in what is potentially a case of sexual harassment.
India News | Written by Arshia Dhar (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday June 26, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the government's flagship Smart City mission in 20 cities across the country from Pune, making a strong pitch to consider urbanisation as an opportunity to mitigate poverty.