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Florence claims at least 14 lives, official says ‘worst is yet to come’

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with yet more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to bursting point. The death toll rose to at least 14 from Florence, which crashed into the state as a hurricane on Friday, bringing record rainfall. It had weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday, but was forecast to […]

Events leading up to decriminalising of Section 377: Chronology

Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised part of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex. The constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The bench said that the part of Section 377 dealing with homosexuality is violative of the right to equality and the right to live with dignity. But the battle has not been […]

Teachers' Day 2018: Here's why September 5 is special

September 5 is observed as National Teachers’ Day that happens to be the birthday of the first Vice President and the second President of India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Born on September 5, 1888, Dr Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and a scholar. He had taught at different universities, the University of Mysore and the Oxford University being among them. His areas of expertise were Philosophy and Moral Science and was […]

Justice Ranjan Gogoi to take oath as Chief Justice of India on October 3

Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to be the next Chief Justice of India. Gogoi will take oath on October 3. Incumbent Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra, who is set to retire on October 2, has recommended his name to the government for the post. According to convention, the senior-most judge is eligible to be the Chief Justice of India. Gogoi is expected to retire on November 17 as […]

PM Modi's chances of getting re-elected in 2019 has fallen down to 50%: Analyst Ruchir Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances of getting re-elected in the 2019 elections have slipped from 99 per cent in 2017 to 50 per cent , says economic analyst Ruchir Sharma, noting that a fragmented opposition is showing signs of coming together. The BJP won with 31 per cent vote share in 2014 because the opposition was fragmented, seat share was disproportionate and its vote was concentrated, said the New York […]

'Indian Muslims much safer than Muslims in Islamic countries': This Saudi woman's reply is winning hearts

A Saudi woman’s frank response on question-and-answer community platform Quora is going viral. Aisha Fahda, who defines herself as ‘a Muslim girl living in Sweden’, said that “ Indian Muslims are much more safer than those Muslims living in the Islamic countries.” An anonymous Quoran asked, “Why don’t Pakistan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia together attack India to save Indian Muslims?” The question has more than 100 responses, including few highly […]

Meet VR Lalithambika, the Woman Heading India’s First Human Space Flight Project!

On 15 August 2018, PM Narendra Modi announced ISRO’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission. ISRO has already started its preparations for its first Human Space Flight Project, and if successful, India will become the fourth country after USA, Russia and China to send a human to space. You can read more about the HSF Project here. Speaking about the project, Dr K Sivan, the Secretary, Department of Space said, “We are excited […]

KVS recruitment 2018: Over 8000 PGTs, TGTs, PRTs vacancies announced at kvsangathan.nic.in

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on Tuesday invited online applications for recruitment of Principals, Vice-Principals, Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), Librarians and Primary Teachers (PRTs). The application process begins on August 24 and closes on September 13, 2018. The examination will be held in the offline mode. Candidates can apply till September 13, 2018. The number of tentative vacancies to be filled through the examination is more […]

30 killed, over 50,000 homeless as heavy rains continue across Kerala

Dams and rivers overflowed, parts of highways collapsed, and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala on Friday in the third day of heavy downpour that has claimed the lives of 30 people and left nearly 54,000 homeless. The flooding became more intense after all five gates of the Idukki dam were opened and shutters of more than two dozen dams were lifted, making […]

Bank account debited for a transaction you haven't made? Know what to do

There has been a massive surge in customer grievances lately relating to unauthorised transactions resulting in debits to their accounts or cards. Several bank customers have reported that cash amount from their account were withdrawn, speculating that it could be a malicious attempt were fraudsters stole the ATM pins and other data by fitting skimming devices and preparing clones of the ATM cards (though not verified independently). A Delhi-based couple […]