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BGMI to soon return to India after 10-month ban, developer Krafton confirms
According to Vibhor Kukreti, Head Government Affairs at Krafton, Inc. India, the company is immensely thankful to the authorities for granting permission to resume operations of BGMI
Indians stuck in violence-hit Sudan: How safe are they and how is the Centre helping them?
Sudan Crisis: India is closely coordinating with the US, UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia to ensure the safety of its citizens in Sudan, as per reports. It is estimated that thousands of Indians are stranded in the crisis-hit African nation, while a Kerala native has died after being hit by a stray bullet
'I Do': Will India become the next country to approve of same-sex marriages?
The Supreme Court of India will today hear a batch of pleas seeking legal recognition of same sex marriages. This comes a day after the government termed such requests as ‘mere urban elitist views for social acceptance’. We take a look at how other nations have approved such unions
In India, ban on sale of gold without hallmark from 1 April: What is this tag and why does it matter?
From 1 April 2023, gold jewellery and other artefacts can be sold only if they have the six-digit HUID (Hallmark Unique Identification). This number is unique to each piece of gold. It avoids misselling, guarantees quality, and helps in tracing the item
Explained: Should India’s salaried class opt for EPFO’s higher pension option?
The Employee Provident Fund Organisation, the government retirement fund body, has issued new rules under which members as on 1 September 2014 can go beyond the pensionable salary capped at Rs 15,000 per month. However, does this come with a trade off?
Watch: Indian-origin journalist's heated debate over Kohinoor on UK show
A video of an Indian-origin journalist Narinder Kaur and GB News journalist Emma Webb discussing if the Kohinoor should be returned to India or not, is making rounds on social media
How much did Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips cost?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled abroad 21 times since 2019, spending a total of Rs 22.76 crore
Why India chose Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as chief guest for Republic Day
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the first Egyptian president to be invited as chief guest for Republic Day. The two nations share a long history of bilateral cooperation, but over the years, the ties declined. Now as India champions the Global South, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is elevating the partnership
Explained: The ‘emergency powers’ used by India to block BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi
The government has directed YouTube and Twitter to take down links to the BBC documentary, 'India: The Modi Question', which revisits PM Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Under emergency provisions of the IT Rules, 2021, it can block content ‘detrimental' to India
Centre files review petition against Rajiv Gandhi convicts’ release: What does this mean for Nalini Sriharan and others?
The central government has challenged the release of the six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case through a review petition, stating that they weren’t afforded an adequate opportunity for hearing. Through a review petition, the apex court can review its order or judgment
Explained: What is GM mustard and what is the controversy surrounding it?
India’s regulatory body for genetically modified organisms has approved DMH (Dhara Mustard Hybrid)-11, paving the way for its commercial release. This herbicide-tolerant mustard variety has been developed by crossing an Indian mustard variety ‘Varuna’ with an East European ‘Early Heera-2’ mutant
Explained: What are green crackers and why should we use them this Diwali?
Green firecrackers are eco-friendly; they cause 30 per cent less pollution than conventional ones. They also create lesser noise with a sound level of 110-125 decibels. With air levels already dipping this Diwali, some states — such as West Bengal — are only allowing their purchase
India’s energy future looks green, could reach 405 GW by 2030, says report
The Indian government's own projections estimate the country will produce even more renewable energy — 500 gigawatts — in the same time frame
Explained: The India-UK trade deal and why it is on the ‘verge of collapse’
The deal, India’s biggest and most ambitious free trade agreement, is in trouble after home secretary Suella Braverman made comments about ‘visa overstayers’ that incensed Indian officials and some in her own government
Mulayam Singh Yadav Death Updates LIVE: Yogi Adityanath to attend funeral in Saifai; 3-day state mourning in UP
Mulayam Singh Yadav Death Updates LIVE: Mulayam Singh Yadav was one of the most prominent leaders of Uttar Pradesh who served as the chief minister of the state thrice and has also served in the Union Government as minister of defence
Pakistan govt's Twitter account banned in India over security reasons
This action has been taken by the Indian government due to security reasons. The government of India had approached Twitter three weeks ago with the demand to ban the official handle of the Pakistan government
PFI is not alone: The eight affiliated groups that the Centre has banned for ‘terror activities’
The Centre outlawed the Popular Front of India and eight of its affiliates for five years. These groups, including Campus Front of India, National Women’s Front, Empower India Foundation, were being used by the radical outfit to ‘strengthen its capability for unlawful activities’
Mukul Rohatgi is set to return as Attorney General: The advocate has fought cases for Aryan Khan and Arnab Goswami
This will be Mukul Rohatgi’s second stint as the country’s top law officer. In his long career, he has represented various high-profile clients, displaying his legal prowess
India to observe one-day state mourning over Queen Elizabeth’s demise, says MHA
The queen was under medical supervision at her summer residence in Scotland after doctors raised concerns about the 96-year-old monarch's health
No toll plazas on national highways: What is Centre’s new plan? How will it work?
Despite 5.56 crore FASTags being issued and 96.6 per cent of tolling occurring through the technology, vehicle congestion at toll plazas continues to be a problem. Nitin Gadkari said the new system would be introduced within six months