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Govt removes 3 independent directors from ONGC board

The government has removed three independent directors appointed by the previous UPA regime from the board of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC).

Jharkhand to showcase Saranda 'liberation' during Rajnath Singh visit

Jharkhand will showcase the 'liberation' of Saranda as its biggest success story in the fight against Maoists when Union home minister Rajnath Singh arrives on Tuesday in the state ravaged by decades of left-wing extremism (LWE).

Google India to launch mobile app development contest for PMO

Google India, in collaboration with MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government, will be launching a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office.

Works worth Rs. 12cr stolen from painter Ram Kumar’s house

The stolen canvases were part of his signature Sad Town series painted in 1956 – a dark body of work depicting India in industrial transition, with the country’s mega towns battling unemployment, rising prices and migration from villages.

SC fines Centre for harassing IAS officer

The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs. 5 lakh on the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government for harassing a senior IAS officer, who along with eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani, had moved the court for a probe into the question of black money stashed abroad.

Sohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case: Yet another exemption for Amit Shah

A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Monday, once again exempted Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah from appearance in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Shaikh.

Restore border fencing in J-K: Rajnath Singh

According to home ministry officials, Singh, on his first visit to the BSF headquarters, assured the force all financial help in this regard. The BSF submitted a proposal seeking funds to accomplish the task quickly.

Congress slams Gujarat govt over faulty map

The Congress on Monday put the Gujarat government in a spot over the latter’s faulty map, projecting Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed regions. The alleged map was circulated on Sep 17 at the signing of a memorandum with China during President Xi Jinping’s visit.

Congress slams Gujarat govt over faulty map

The Congress Monday put the Gujarat government in a spot over the latter’s faulty map, projecting Arunachal Pradesh and J-K as disputed regions. The alleged map was circulated on September 17 at the signing of a memorandum with China.

TMC MP’s Facebook post adds fire to JU stir

A Facebook comment by TMC MP and CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhijit Banerjee on Monday criticising protests over the alleged molestation of a Jadavpur University student provoked former students to take their protests global.

Within days, $1 million raised for Modi’s Madison Square event

Organisers of the Madison Square Garden reception for PM Modi later this week have been stunned by the speed with which Indian Americans contributed for it. The Indian American Community Foundation, formed to organise the event, fund and produce it, were able to raise $1.6 million within just days.

Army chief defers Bhutan visit amid border feud

The situation along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC) remained tense on Monday, with more than 1,000 Indian and Chinese soldiers continuing to hold their positions in the sensitive Chumar area of eastern Ladakh.

Dead lizard found in Bihar hospital meal

A dead lizard was found in the meal served to patients in a government-run hospital in Bihar Monday and the condition of at least six patients deteriorated after eating the meal, officials said.

IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter the IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider students with 75% and above in Class XII board examinations, provided they have cleared JEE(advanced).

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

Modi’s conciliatory statement on Indian Muslims has stirred a debate among UP's 40 million Muslims, with community leaders agreeing that their lingering distrust of the BJP could be removed if the prime minister walked the talk.
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