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‘Living Will’ can take effect only if a medical board certifies a person condition is irreversible: Supreme Court

Bench says it would lay down guidelines for drafting living wills and how it can be authenticated. It has reserved the case for judgment.

PM Narendra Modi gives a fillip to rural goods

Asks people to use them as a ‘fashion statement’ for the prosperity of artisans

Now Family Of A Girl Studying At Ram Rahim’s Dera Centre Says That Their Daughter Is Missing

The controversial headquarters of rape-convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim has always remained shrouded in mystery. Not many people on the outside know what goes inside the Dera Sacha Sauda complex in Sirsa.

Two IAF commandos, two militants killed in J&K gunfight

The gunfight between the security forces and the terrorists took place in the Hajin area.

We have learnt from 2014 defeat, says Rahul

 

“A humiliating defeat in 2014 has drilled sense into us and we have learnt from that defeat,” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, while on his campaign tour in central Gujarat as part of his Navsarjan Yatra

IMF lowers India’s growth projection, attributes it to demonetisation, GST

It also lowers the country’s growth for 2018 to 7.4%, 0.3 percentage points less than its previous two projections in July and April.

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa says Indian Air Force is prepared to fight at a short notice.

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on October 8 expressed at the loss of lives during peacetime even as he said the Indian Air Force (IAF) was prepared to fight at a short notice if needed.

It’s Shah’s business model, says Congress

Attacking BJP president Amit Shah, the Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate the “Shah model of business” following a report published in The Wire, a news website.

India to grant medical visas to two Pakistanis, says Sushma

One of them is an ailing man and the other is a girl of 3.

Police cannot be brute, will have to be civilised, says Rajnath

While lauding the efforts of the RAF, he said that five new battalions of the force will be made fully operational from January 1 next year.

 Cut in oil price shows govt’s priority to common man: Shah

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah today said the Modi government’s decision to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 shows its priority to giving relief to the common man and farmers at a time when oil price is rising globally.

Two rape victims move HC,seek life imprisonment for Dera chief

Chandigarh: Two women followers raped by the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking life imprisonment for the sect head sentenced to 20 years in prison.

I’ve been devastated by baseless allegations, says Honeypreet

Tells a TV channel before her arrest that she firmly believes Gurmeet is innocent

At least 149 killed by earthquake in Mexico -civil protection agency

Sep 20: At least 149 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the nation’s civil protection agency said.

Head teacher reaches school in inebriated state, students take selfies

Sep 20: The way the students had surrounded their head teacher, who was seated on a chair, in the classroom could give one the impression that the latter must be giving them some lessons.

Death penalty in hooch deaths in UP

Sep 20: Cases of hooch deaths could now attract death penalty in Uttar Pradesh. UP cabinet on Tuesday decided to amend the excise act providing for death penalty or life imprisonment in cases of hooch deaths in the state.

Parents in Telangana kill minor daughter for moving closely with a local boy

Sep 20: A young singers’ life was nipped in bud when her suspecting parents killed her and tried to cover it up as a suicide.

Condom ad featuring Sunny Leone stokes anger in India

Sep 20: Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival.

Activist approaches NHRC against Jain couple’s monkhood move

Sep 20: Days before a wealthy Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh takes monkhood vows, an activist has sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission

Teach IIT students about Pushpak Vimaan

Sep 20: Union Minister Satya Pal Singh has suggested that engineering students should be taught about ‘Pushpak Vimaan’ and other “scientific” discoveries made in India thousands of years ago.

Rohingya exodus result of Myanmar’s military operations: India

Sep 20: India on Tuesday for the first time acknowledged that the exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar was a result of the operations carried out by the security forces of that country.

Tamil Nadu guv Vidyasagar Rao returns from Delhi

Sep 20: Amid the political drama in Tamil Nadu, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao arrived in Chennai on Tuesday. Rao holds additional charge of Tamil Nadu along with Maharashtra.

Speak in your mother tongue: Venkaiah Naidu

Sep 20: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked people to speak in their mother tongue while releasing a commemorative coin on Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi at an event here.

Software to monitor Anganwadi centres real-time

Sep 20: All Anganwadi centres and the workers engaged to implement health and nutrition programmes of the central government for women and children will soon face a close monitoring of their activities on a daily basis.

Govt banks on September rain for better kharif output

Sep 15: Government is banking on a late surge in September rain to save the kharif crop, mostly in central India, which has witnessed deficient showers this season.

Case filed for strapping 3-year-old to tableau

Sep 15: Amid outrage over a three-year-old child being strapped on to a tableau structure for over two hours during a Sree Krishna Jayanthi procession in Kannur.

Pvt varsities cleaner than govt institutions

Sep 15: Private universities and colleges have fared better than government institutions in keeping their campuses clean, the first-ever study on cleanliness in the higher educational institutions has found.

DMK opposes Navodayas

Sep 15: The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday opposed the opening of Navodaya schools in the state calling it an attempt by the Centre to impose Hindi and Sanskrit in the state

Raj farmers call off strike

Sep 15: Following the BJP government’s announcement that it would accede to the key demand of loan waiver, the 12-day-long stir by farmers has been called off.

BJP, RSS oppose asylum to Rohingya

Sep 15: Toeing the central government line, the RSS and the BJP have cited security issues to oppose asylum to Rohingya Muslims staying illegally in the country.

BJP to woo OBCs in Gujarat; plans massive outreach

Sep 15: The BJP would repeat its formula in UP by reaching out to the backward classes in Gujarat who form 40% of the state’s population.

Maiden Indo-Japan joint exercise in 2018

Sep 15: The defence forces of India and Japan will have their first joint exercise in 2018.

PM delayed bullet train for Guj polls: Congress

Sep 15: The Congress on Thursday slammed the Modi government for delaying the high-speed rail link connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad claiming the UPA government had already cleared the project in December 2013.

BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pak troops

Sep 15: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day today along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district.

CPM expels RS member for anti-party acts

Sep 14: The West Bengal CPM unit on Wednesday decided to expel Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee from the party’s primary membership for anti-party activities.

MLA: offered Rs 20 crore to support Palaniswami govt

Sep 14: After AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala was sacked from the party, the faction led by T T V Dhinakaran came out of the Paddington Resort in Kodagu on Wednesday morning.

BPRD to set up research centre in academic institution

Sep 14: The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) is planning to set up a research centre in a leading academic institute to promote knowledge creation and policy analyses in criminal justice system.

Eateries to pay tax on service charge

Sep 14: Restaurants continuing to ignore guidelines on service charge will now face government action.

Visit eyes on polls: Cong

Sep 14: The Congress on Wednesday wondered whether the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was limited to Gujarat in view of the upcoming Assembly elections.

Congress dubs govt ’economic terrorist’

Sep 14: With petrol and diesel prices skyrocketing, the Congress dubbed the Modi government as “economic terrorist” for keeping the prices of petroleum products high when crude oil rates were on a record decline.

EC junks Cong leader’s plea on NOTA

Sep 14: A petition by a Gujarat Congress leader challenging the use of ‘None Of The Above’ option in the Rajya Sabha polls was a “waste of judicial time”, the Election Commission has said.

’Bid to tarnish image’

Sep 14: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday found fault with attempts to portray India as a “villain” in the Rohingya refugee issue.

Pact for stem cell bank renewed

Sep 14: India and Japan on Wednesday renewed their research partnership for another five years to create a stem cell bank for patients needing transplantation, and also to explore translational research.

Post GST, petrol prices shot up by 11.25% in Bengaluru

Sep 13: The retail prices of petrol and diesel have seen a steep rise of 11.25% and 8.46%, respectively, in Bengaluru over the last two months after the introduction of GST.

Murdered boy’s father opposes pre-arrest bail pleas of Ryan Group trustees

Sep 13: The father of the seven-year-old boy murdered at the Ryan International School in Gurgaon today approached the Bombay High Court seeking to oppose the pre-arrest bail pleas of the trustees of Ryan International Group.

Farmer stir aggravates on 12th day in Sikar district of Rajasthan

Sep 13: Around thousands of farmers demanding crop loan waiver continue to protest for the 12th day in Sikar district of Rajasthan after talks with government remained inconclusive on Tuesday.

UP disburses Rs 7,371 cr in 1st phase of farm loan waiver

Sep 13: The Uttar Pradesh government today said it has disbursed Rs 7,371 crore to waive loans of 11.93 lakh small and marginal farmers in the first phase of implementation of the debt waiver scheme.

Bomb threat at Bombay High Court; turns out to be hoax

Sep 13: The Bombay High Court was briefly put on an alert this morning after the police control room here received an anonymous call of a bomb inside the court premises, which later turned out to be a hoax.

Goa minister claims threat to life from drug mafia

Sep 13: Goa minister Vinod Palyekar has claimed that there is a threat to his life from the drug mafia in the state.

No ransom paid for release of Father Uzhunnalil: Govt

Sep 13: The Centre today said no ransom amount was paid to abductors for the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil and underlined that the Ministry of External Affairs "works quietly without noise, but ultimately gets the work done".

Privacy is about trust between govt, people: Niti Aayog VC

Sep 13: Privacy is all about trust between government and people, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said today while maintaining that there is hardly any privacy left the minute one uses a credit card.

NSUI makes comeback in DUSU polls, bags president, VP posts

Sep 13: Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) today made a comeback in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, bagging two of the four crucial posts including that of the president’s.

Govt to grant citizenship to Chakmas, Hajong refugees

Sep 13: The Centre will soon grant citizenship to nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees, who came from the erstwhile East Pakistan five decades ago and are living in camps in the Northeast, officials said today.

Sitharaman to flag off women’s circumnavigation expedition

Sep 9: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will flag off the Indian Navy women crew’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe here tomorrow.

JD(U) approaches EC to challenge Sharad Yadav’s claim on party

Sep 9: The Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) on Friday approached the Election Commission to counter Sharad Yadav’s claims over the party and symbol.

1 dead in violent clashes in Jaipur, curfew in parts of city

Sep 9: One person was killed when police opened fire on a mob after it went on a rampage, setting ablaze a power house and several vehicles, following an alleged assault of a couple by a constable in Ramganj area of the city, the police said today.

1 militant killed in encounter in Sopore

Sep 9: An unidentified militant was today killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Illegal fire cracker factory found inside dera premises

Sep 9: An illegal fire cracker factory was found on the second day of a massive sanitisation exercise inside the dera of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh today.

Two DYFI workers, RSS activist injured in Kerala

Sep 9: Two DYFI, the CPI(M)’s youth wingworkers and an RSS activist were injured in two separate incidents of attacks on them allegedly by rival party members in the district, the police said today.

Dera violence: Two including incharge of Panchkula Dera centre held

Sep 9: Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda were arrested for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula following the conviction of sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, police said today.

Kerala CM hails Army’s plan to induct women in military police

Sep 9: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today hailed the Indian Army’s plan to induct women personnel in the military police.

MEA says in touch with Indians hit by Hurricane Irma

Sep 9: The External Affairs Ministry said today that it was monitoring the situation and communicating with the Indian diaspora in the US, Venezuela, France and the Netherlands in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma.

Willing to meet anyone to help find solution to problems in J&K: Rajnath

Sep 9: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today said he has come with an open mind and willing to meet anyone who helps the government find solutions to the problems faced by the state.

2 killed, 6 injured in blast in Aligarh

Sep 8: A powerful blast today ripped through a house in the Beemanagar locality here, killing two persons and injuring at least six others, the police said.

SC seeks details on CVC appointment procedure

Sep 8: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government why only those who had applied for the posts were considered for appointment of central vigilance commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC).

Gujarat Cong wants 14 rebel ex-MLAs disqualified

Sep 8: The Gujarat Congress has petitioned the Assembly Speaker to disqualify 14 of its rebel legislators, who voted against its official candidate in the recent Rajya Sabha polls, from contesting elections for six years.

Govt nod to import 3 lakh tonnes of sugar

Sep 8: In a bid to boost availability ahead of the festive season, the Centre on Thursday gave its nod to import 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at concessional import duty through ports in the south.

NIA conducts another series of raids

Sep 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted yet another series of raids simultaneously on 10 locations in Srinagar and the national capital region (NCR) in connection with the probe into terror funding.

Woman given triple talaq on piece of paper

Sep 8: A woman here was reportedly given triple talaq by her husband who wrote the words on a piece of paper and threw it at her, weeks after the Supreme Court held the practice as illegal and unconstitutional.

Make electric vehicles or get bulldozed: Gadkari to auto firms

Sep 8: Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday sternly told carmakers producing vehicles that run on traditional fuel that they should switch onto making vehicles that use alternative fuel.

Gauri’s siblings dismiss rumours of rift

Sep 8: Slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s siblings Kavitha and Indrajit on Thursday said they were united in seeking justice for her.

Sanitisation process of Dera headquarters at Sirsa underway

Sep 8: A mammoth exercise to carry out "sanitization" of the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters was underway here today with security forces and various government departments coordinating closely amid tight security.

CRPF men carry woman on foot for 7 km

Sep 5: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried an ailing tribal woman on a make-shift stretcher on foot for about seven kilometres in the Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Allot exit seats to those above 15, says DGCA

Sep 5: Exit row seats in aircraft should not be allotted to passengers below 15 or the disabled to ensure only those who can open emergency doors occupy them, a new regulation has stated.

Expedite case on real estate law, SC tells Bombay HC

Sep 5: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bombay High Court to dispose the petition challenging the validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) in a period of three months.

Modi, Xi hold ’forward-looking’ talks, call for peace in border areas

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today held their first substantive bilateral meeting after the Dokalam standoff and reaffirmed that maintaining peace and tranquillity .

Balapore Laddu fetches Rs 15.60 lakh in auction, immersion peaceful in Hyd

Sep 5: Setting records of sorts the prestigious Balapore Ganesh Laddu fetched the highest bid here on Tuesday and the Tallest Ganesh in Telangana, the Khairatabad Ganesh was the first to take the dip in Hussainsagar .

CM Yogi, 2 deputy CMs, 2 ministers file nom for UP Council bypolls

Sep 5: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two deputies today filed their nomination papers for the bypolls to the vacant legislative council seats.

Modi calls for coordinated action on counter terrorism

Sep 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for an organised and coordinated action on counter terrorism, as he suggested 10 commitments through which BRICS leadership for global transformation can be achieved.

Board exam marks not to be spiked next year

September 5: A committee comprising seven school examination boards, including CBSE, said that spiking of scores of students in the board exams must be stopped across the country from 2018.

SC tells Karnataka to refund tax on non-state vehicles

September 5: The Supreme Court on Monday told the Karnataka government to refund the lifetime tax imposed on vehicles registered outside but plied within the state beyond 30 days.

Air India Express plane from Abu Dhabi veers of taxiway in Kochi, all safe

September 5: An Air India Express aircraft carrying 102 passengers and six crew members on-board veered off the taxiway at Kochi airport after it arrived from Abu Dhabi early this morning.

Man dies of heart attack on-board Lufthansa flight

Sep 2: An elderly passenger died of heart attack on a Lufthansa flight which landed in the city in the wee hours today, airline sources said, PTI reports from Mumbai.

Preschool module for anganwadi workers

Sep 2: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will design the curriculum and prepare textbooks for pre-school education.

This Onam, Kerala opens up its villages to tourists

Sep 2: Come this Onam, Kerala’s tourism department is pitching beyond the staples and is ushering travellers into villages, with the promise of a new experience — with people, their culture, crafts and food.

Modi to drive home perform or perish mantra

Sep 2: As ministers who were sounded out by BJP chief Amit Shah sent in their resignations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed set to send a “shock” message to his colleagues: perform or perish.

Court discharges four in 1991 Jain hawala diary case

Sep 2: A Delhi court has discharged S K Jain, J K Jain and two others of charges of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act violations in a case arising out of the sensational 1991 Jain Hawala Diary case.

Govt opposes before SC plea for voting

Sep 2: The Centre on Friday opposed before the Supreme Court a plea for directions to make voting compulsory for citizens in elections.

President makes maiden visit to Tirupati

Sep 2: President Ramnath Kovind, on his maiden visit to the holy city of Tirupati, had darshan of Goddess Padmavathi Devi at Tiruchanur on Friday with his entourage.

Congress attempts to placate Bihar MLAs

Sep 2: After grappling dissension in Gujarat, the Congress has walked the extra mile to placate a large section of MLAs in Bihar, who were planning to split the party to align with the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance.

Gurung still wields clout in Darjeeling hills

Sep 2: The police issued a lookout notice against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung on Friday.

Rohingya Muslims move Supreme Court

Sep 2: Two Rohingya Muslims have approached the Supreme Court to restrain the Union government from deporting about 40,000 immigrants to Myanmar.

Toll in Bhendi Bazaar building crash reaches 33

September 1: The toll in the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse has shot up to 33 with more bodies being recovered from the debris of Husiani Building.

Girl climbs mobile tower to protest withdrawal from English medium school

September 1: A minor girl climbed a mobile tower and threatened to commit suicide after her father pulled her out of an English medium school in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district.

UP medical college ex-principal sent to custody; toll crosses 300

September 1: Former principal of BRD Medical College Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima Shukla were on Thursday sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in connection with the deaths of scores of children in the state-run facility.

’Senior docs restricting cochlear implants’

September 1: A cartel involving a handful of senior ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgeons is alleged to wield its influence on companies manufacturing Cochlear implants

Bihar Cong rules out fear of split

September 1: Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary on Thursday scotched all the speculative reports of an imminent split in the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state and termed media news as ’baseless’.

Palaniswami chairs crucial meet with MLAs

September 1: Amid mounting pressure from the rebel group led by AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran and the Opposition parties for conducting a floor test in the House to prove the majority

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