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Centre received 97 complaints of online trolling through social media in 2016

A total number of 97 complaints of online trolling and harassment through social media was registered last year, the Minister of State for Women and Child Development said.

United States tells India, China to reduce tension through direct dialogue

The United States has encouraged India and China to engage in a direct dialogue free of any coercive aspects.

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Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul Gandhi for taking dig at Centre, says ‘thank you’ Smriti Irani hits back at Rahul Gandhi for taking dig at Centre, says ‘thank you’

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi after he slammed the Centre by digging out issues including the Rohith Vemula suicide case, Dadri lynching case and demonetisation drive. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Smriti showed her sarcastic side and said, "However, thank you @officeofRG for all that you do. Sincerely from the BJP!????"

BJP says Nehru-Gandhi and Abdullah families responsible for Kashmir crisis BJP says Nehru-Gandhi and Abdullah families responsible for Kashmir crisis

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that National Conference (NC) supremo Farooq Abdullah's suggestion of involving a third party to resolve Kashmir issue reeks of sheer irresponsibility.

Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

Senior Indian analyst and a fellow of Observer's Research Foundation (ORF) Ashok Malik has been appointed as the Press Secretary to President by the Union Cabinet.

National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to file reply to Subramanian Swamy's plea National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to file reply to Subramanian Swamy's plea

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday will file their reply to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's plea, seeking certain documents from the Associated Journal Limited (AJL) and the party in the National Herald case.

IFS officer Raveesh Kumar to replace Gopal Baglay as MEA spokesperson IFS officer Raveesh Kumar to replace Gopal Baglay as MEA spokesperson

Consul General of India in Frankfurt (Germany) Raveesh Kumar will be the next Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, according to several reports. This comes after Senior diplomat and current MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay was appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office on Friday.

Shankersinh Vaghela's resignation 'unfortunate' for the party: Congress Shankersinh Vaghela's resignation 'unfortunate' for the party: Congress

A day after Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela quit the party, political leaders called the incident as 'unfortunate'. Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Ashok Chavan said this is an unfortunate incident for the party. "This is a very sad incident, especially at this time of hour. It is important to stand with the party. These are struggling times for the nation but leaving a party to which you stuck through thick and thin, is an unfortunate thing," he said.

Indian Army ammunition stock in critical level, will exhaust after 10 days of war: CAG report Indian Army ammunition stock in critical level, will exhaust after 10 days of war: CAG report

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled a report in Parliament on Friday and flagged critical shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army. The CAG found deficiencies in the performance of the Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) and no improvement in the functioning of its factories in comparison to what it was in 2013. 

Shun red beacon culture, visit masses, Modi tells BJP MPs Shun red beacon culture, visit masses, Modi tells BJP MPs

The Prime Minister`s remarks came during his meeting here over breakfast with a group of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) MPs from western Uttar Pradesh, which was also attended by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar.

Parliamentary committee questions MHA officials on security, Aadhaar

The government on Friday assured parliamentarians that Aadhaar data is safe and there is no chance of it falling in wrong hands, officials said.

Leakage of oxygen reason behind Sindurakshak explosion: CAG

Indian Navy's frontline submarine INS Sindurakshak had exploded in 2013 in Mumbai due to leakage of oxygen from a torpedo, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in a report on Friday, revealing the reasons causing the major accident.

Over 96,000 houses built for married Armymen, says minister

The government has built more than 96,000 houses for married military officers and soldiers as part of the sanctioned project to construct 1,98,881 houses, Parliament was told on Friday.

Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO Chicken biscuits, tulsi bars developed by DRDO

The major food products developed by DRDO are chicken biscuits, mutton bar, composite cereals bars, egg protein biscuits, iron and protein rich food bar, chicken katti rolls and anti-fatigue tulsi bar, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Sushma Swaraj tweets picture of Pakistani infant who underwent heart surgery in Noida hospital Sushma Swaraj tweets picture of Pakistani infant who underwent heart surgery in Noida hospital

Rohaan was brought to India on July 12 and was operated on July 14.

Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day Lalu in CBI court for second consecutive day

The former Bihar Chief Minister was to appear on Saturday as well but he got exemption from personal appearance, said his lawyer.

Govt to come out with regulatory regime for data protection: Centre to SC Govt to come out with regulatory regime for data protection: Centre to SC

This submission was made before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra which was examining the contentious issue of the 2016 privacy policy of popular messaing platform WhatsApp.

SC rejects as premature Sasikala Pushpa's plea on immunity

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that her plea was "premature" after Pushpa claimed that she had not received any expulsion letter from the party and hence, it could not be said that she has been expelled.

Govt to bring bill to end 'no-detention' policy for classes 5 to 8 Govt to bring bill to end 'no-detention' policy for classes 5 to 8

Meanwhile, as many as 28 private members bills including Paternity Benefit Bill, were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Gopal Baglay appointed Joint Secretary in PMO

Gopal Baglay is a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.

Amit Shah begins preparation for 'Mission 180' in Rajasthan Amit Shah begins preparation for 'Mission 180' in Rajasthan

Earlier in the day, Shah, who arrived in Rajasthan today, inaugurated a library and e-library at the party headquarters here which contain more than 2000 books and close to 8400 e- books.

Indo-Bangla border: SC to constitute committee on July 31

The counsel representing Assam government had said there was no intention on the part of the Chief Minister to interfere in the apex court proceedings.