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'Sell your wives, if you can't build toilets', Bihar's Aurangabad DM stokes controversy

 Addressing a public gathering on a cleanliness drive in Jamhore village of the Aurangabad district in Bihar, Kanwal Tanuj the District Magistrate stoked a controversy after saying that those men who cannot build a toilet for their wives, should sell them. 

Former ISRO Chief UR Rao, man behind India's 1st satellite Aryabhatta, passes away

The 85-year-old had served as the space organisation's head from 1984-1994 .

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Shankersinh Vaghela quits as Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly- Read his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi Shankersinh Vaghela quits as Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly- Read his resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi

"I strongly feel that I should not remain in the party at the cost of my dignity and self-respect," Vaghela wrote in the letter.

Sushma Swaraj to meet Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Jaafari today Sushma Swaraj to meet Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Jaafari today

 Iraq Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Jaafari arrived in New Delhi on Monday morning for a five-day visit to India. Dr. Ibrahim will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan to hold discussion on the entire gamut of bilateral relations between both the countries, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. He will be accompanied by a senior-level official delegation.

Bonhomie marks farewell function for President Pranab Mukherjee Bonhomie marks farewell function for President Pranab Mukherjee

The farewell function by Parliamentarians for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee in the Central Hall of Parliament was marked by bonhomie among leaders of various parties.

India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

The department said more than half of the terrorist attacks in India in 2016 took place in four states: Jammu and Kashmir at 19 per cent, Chhattisgarh at 18 per cent, Manipur at 12 per cent, and Jharkhand at 10 per cent.

President Pranab Mukherjee a 'guru' who taught generations of MPs: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan President Pranab Mukherjee a 'guru' who taught generations of MPs: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee a 'guru'.

More shelling by Pak to boost LeT's 'Year of Kashmir' campaign More shelling by Pak to boost LeT's 'Year of Kashmir' campaign

The month of July has seen greater ceasefire violations, which resulted in killings of 11 people, including nine soldiers and injuries to 16 others besides dislocation of thousands of people from the border areas of the state.

Nine soldiers, two civilians killed in July in Indo-Pak LoC fights Nine soldiers, two civilians killed in July in Indo-Pak LoC fights

The repeated skirmishes saw over 4,000 villagers from near borders to government camps at safer places in the district.

President Pranab Mukherjee's life after he leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan - A sneak peek President Pranab Mukherjee's life after he leaves Rashtrapati Bhavan - A sneak peek

10 Rajaji Road, the new abode of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, is all ready to welcome its newest resident.

President Pranab Mukherjee gets nostalgic in farewell speech, says 'I leave with tinge of sadness and rainbow of memories' President Pranab Mukherjee gets nostalgic in farewell speech, says 'I leave with tinge of sadness and rainbow of memories'

Members of Parliament on Sunday bid adieu to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee at a gala ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament.

Sunanda  Pushkar case: More anxious than anyone else to know truth, says Shashi Tharoor Sunanda Pushkar case: More anxious than anyone else to know truth, says Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said that he was more anxious than anyone else to know the truth behind his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.

Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart on 39 abducted Indians Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart on 39 abducted Indians

Al-Jaafari's visit from July 24 to July 28 to India comes two weeks after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced liberation of Mosul.

Rajasthan: BJP chief Amit Shah shares lunch with Dalit family Rajasthan: BJP chief Amit Shah shares lunch with Dalit family

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday had lunch with a Dalit family here on the last day of his three- day visit to Rajasthan. After rounds of meeting in the party office, Shah left for Sushilpura where he had lunch at the house of BJP Yuva Morcha member Ramesh Pacharia amid tight security arrangements.

Jewar gang-rape: 4 arrested, police launch manhunt for absconding suspects Jewar gang-rape: 4 arrested, police launch manhunt for absconding suspects

In a major success, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested four men after an encounter in Greater Noida today, in connection with the brutal Jewar gang-rape and murder case.

Venkaiah Naidu warns Pakistan over terrorism, says remember the 1971 war Venkaiah Naidu warns Pakistan over terrorism, says remember the 1971 war

Addressing 'Kargil Parakram Parade' here, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Vice-Presidential nominee M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday hit out at Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and asked Islamabad to recall the 1971 war saying aiding and abetting terror will not help them.

Indian Army decides to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks Indian Army decides to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks

With delays in import of critical equipment severely affecting its combat readiness, the Army has decided to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks and other military systems.

10 Rajaji Road: A look into Pranab Mukherjee's new residence which previously hosted Kalam 10 Rajaji Road: A look into Pranab Mukherjee's new residence which previously hosted Kalam

The new abode of outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, 10 Rajaji Road, is all set to welcome its newest resident. The eight-room, two-storey villa quite a change from the 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan is no stranger to former Presidents, having previously hosted A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. 

Railways list new catering policies after CAG slams food quality Railways list new catering policies after CAG slams food quality

 The New Catering policy, which was issued on 27 February, also states that IRCTC is responsible for all issues pertaining to setting up and operation of kitchen units and quality of food.

BJP shrugs off Rahul-Nitish meeting, says 'Modi wave' will trounce everyone BJP shrugs off Rahul-Nitish meeting, says 'Modi wave' will trounce everyone

With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday downplayed the rendezvous saying no amount of meeting can help counter the 'Modi wave' sweeping the nation.

No space for VVIP culture in democracy, says BJP on tarmac access denied to Lalu; JD(U) condemns the decision No space for VVIP culture in democracy, says BJP on tarmac access denied to Lalu; JD(U) condemns the decision

 The Central Government yesterday scrapped Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi's direct access to Patna Airport tarmac.

Undisclosed income of Rs 71,941 crore detected in 3 years: Government to Supreme Court Undisclosed income of Rs 71,941 crore detected in 3 years: Government to Supreme Court

Similarly between April 1, 2014 to February 28 this year, the IT department conducted more than 15,000 surveys which led to "the detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs 33,000 crore".