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Modi govt adopted zero tolerance towards terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the NDA government had adopted a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism and was committed towards making India a secular and safe nation to live in. Commemorating the 14th anniversary of the Parliament attacks, Rajnath Singh said that the country would never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the martyrs in the tragic ... Read More »

Parliament should function through debate, not disruption, says President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee today said Parliament should function through debate and not disruption. “There are three D’s through which Parliament functions. These are debate, dissent and decision,” Mukherjee said while delivering the keynote address in memory of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Calcutta University Centenary Hall in Kolkata. “I never heard of the fourth ‘D’, which is disruption… Parliamentary ... Read More »

Explained: What is Ola, Uber’s surge pricing and how to avoid it

After months of affordable travel in Ola and Uber cabs, commuters in cities like Delhi and Mumbai are now finding that the travel has become costly. Reason: almost all the time now there is “surge pricing” going on. So when you take a cab nowadays, you don’t pay the regular fare. Instead, you shell out the fare multiplied by the ... Read More »

Sundar Pichai speaks on intolerance ahead of India visit

 Earlier today the India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has extended his support to Muslims all over the world. “We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world,” he said in a post on Medium. Recalling his early days in the US, he says “it’s so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in ... Read More »

Woman delivers baby in Delhi cab, names him Uber

 A woman in New Delhi has named her newborn after U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber after she delivered a baby boy in an Uber cab. The woman, Babli, on Thursday hired the cab after repeated calls for an ambulance went unanswered. Babli, who was accompanied by two females, wanted to be taken to state-run Safdarjung Hospital. But they had to ... Read More »

Odd-even number formula row: Delhi Police to finalise plan of action after AAP govt prepares its draft policy

While the Delhi government continues to explore the feasibility of the odd-even number vehicle formula, Delhi Police have said they would finalise their plan of action only after a draft policy is prepared by the government. Senior officials said the Delhi Traffic Police would pitch for a hefty penalty and seek amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act for prosecuting the ... Read More »

With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught UN talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperilled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Railways demolish 500 slums killing 1 child, Kejriwal suspends 2 SDMs

Railways demolish 500 slums killing 1 child, Kejriwal suspends 2 SDMs   In a bid to curb encroachment along railway tracks, at least 500 slums were demolished on late Saturday night by the Indian Railways in Delhi. Hundreds were left without a roof over their heads in the raid conducted on a chilly night. The ruthless demolition near Shakur basti ... Read More »

Odd-even plan: Delhi government to issue permits to 10k new autos to ease travel

Ahead of the implementation of the odd-even vehicle scheme in the National Capital from January 1, the Delhi government has decided to issue permits to 10,000 new autorickshaws by the end of December. At present, there are nearly 80,000 autos plying in the Capital and the new addition will help in the facilitation of commuters during the 15-day trial period. ... Read More »

PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack

To commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Parliament attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the martyrs at a solemn ceremony held in the premises of the Parliament. Following this, the Prime Minister also met with family members of the victims of the attack. “We remember the valour of all those who lost their lives defending the temple of ... Read More »