27 Jun 2017

Bhumika Sharma wins Miss World title in bodybuilding championship

Bhumika Sharma is not just another Miss World from India. After all, she’s a girl with muscle power who ruled the roost at the World Bodybuilding Championship in Venice. She hails from Dehradun and made India proud
27 Jun 2017

Aadhaar not valid for travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home ministry

Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union home ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan–both countries for which they don’t need visas–if they possess a valid
27 Jun 2017

IDFC Bank elevates Sunil Kakar as MD and CEO for 3 Years

IDFC Ltd today announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from July 16 (rpt) July 16 for three years. Kakar has also been
27 Jun 2017

Naidu launches book The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu today said emergency is a Darkest Hour of Indian history and there is a need for systematic documentation of the emergency to make younger generation aware of its ill
27 Jun 2017

Ankush claims gold, Devendro gets silver at Mongolia boxing tournament

The fast-rising Ankush Dahiya (60kg) clinched a gold while the experienced L Devendro Singh (52kg) settled for a silver medal on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia. The 19-year-old Ankush, who is
26 Jun 2017

RBI: Fiscal Deficits of States Soars to Rs 4.93 trillion in FY16

According to ‘Handbook of Statistics on States 2016-17‘, the gross fiscal deficits of all the states have soared to Rs 4,93,360 crore in fiscal 2016 from Rs 18,790 crore in FY1991. This is the second edition of RBI’s
26 Jun 2017

Indian Army to rethink on its colonial-era Sahayak System

Indian Army is considering doing away with the colonial-era Sahayak System and considers recruiting civilian staff in peace stations. The Indian Army’s move comes in the wake of rising cases of jawans coming out openly against the Sahayak system. Some jawans have accused
26 Jun 2017

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of “bright nights”, the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains, read a newspaper or check their watch. Researchers suggest that when
26 Jun 2017

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by International Maritime Organisation

The 2017 Day of the Seafarer (DotS) was observed on 25 June 2017 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) with the theme ‘Seafarers Matter’. This year’s theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate
26 Jun 2017

Devotees throng Puri as annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins

A sea of devotees, undeterred by the heavy downpour, thronged the town of Puri for the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings that began on Sunday. Lakhs of people have congregated at
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