India News, India Breaking News, Latest news headlines in India - Oneindia News Oneindia News Provides Latest news headlines & Breaking news from India. Get the Live & Current affairs stories in India Politics, crime, development concentrating on cities, regional areas etc.. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:06:02 +0530 India News, India Breaking News, Latest news headlines in India - Oneindia News Oneindia News Provides Latest news headlines & Breaking news from India. Get the Live & Current affairs stories in India Politics, crime, development concentrating on cities, regional areas etc.. Rajasthan’s youngest sarpanch is a medico and she promises to work for girls’ education, sanitation Jaipur, March 21: Flaunting a tiara and a garland, and flanked by a group of supporters, she is not any other beauty pageant winner. But she is definitely a "queen", to be precise of Rajasthan. The 24-year-old medical student from Rajasthan, Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:59:45 +0530 Arrest not mandatory under SC/ST Act: SC lays down fresh guidelines In a major judgment which would have far reaching implications, the Supreme Court has held that an arrest is not mandatory under the SC/ST Act. Pointing out that there was large scale misuse of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:51:29 +0530 Painting the Congress anti-Hindu would be BJP’s counter on Lingayat minority tag issue The BJP had seen this coming and today the party is discussing a possible counter to the decision of the Karnataka government to recommend a religious minority tag to the Lingayats. For now, party insiders say that they would Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:41:12 +0530 Can biometric details be denied on the ground that religion does not permit it asks SC Can a person refuse to share biometric details on the ground that a religion does not allow it, the Supreme Court sought to know. The question came up when a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court was hearing a batch of Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:26:34 +0530 Jayalalithaa’s stress, health issues due to conviction in DA case says Sasikala Jayalalithaa's stress and health issues were mainly caused due to the conviction and imprisonment in the disproportionate assets case, her close aide Sasikala Natrajan has claimed. In an affidavit filed before the Justice Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry probing the Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:14:17 +0530 SCs of Veerashaiva/Lingayats to lose reservation benefits if separate religion tag accepted The Schedule Castes of the Veerashaiva/Lingayat sects could lose reservation benefits if the demand for a separate religion tag was accepted by the Centre, Union Minister, Arjun Ram Meghwal said. This was the main reason cited by the then Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:07:55 +0530 Is Sidda and Ramaiah the next divide on the cards in Karnataka? Would you divide yourself as Sidda and Ramaiah, the former Lokayukta of Karnataka, Justice Santhosh Hegde asked. Slamming the Karnataka government's move to recommend the religious minority tag to the Lingayats, Justice Hegde said that the government had no business to Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:02:14 +0530 Inspired by Rahul Gandhi’s speech Goa Congress chief resigns The President of the Goa Congress, Shantaram Naik has resigned from his post stating that he was inspired by Rahul Gandhi's speech at the party plenary about making way for younger leaders. The 71 year old senior Congress leader Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:53:13 +0530 Who is behind Rajinikanth’s political journey? Actor-politician denies BJP’s role Chennai, March 21: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who last year announced that he would be launching his own political party in the coming months, has kept everyone in suspense for a longtime now. While his colleague from the film industry, Kamal Haasan, Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:51:18 +0530 Mary Kom’s NGO, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust probed for violating foreign funding laws An NGO set up by Olympic medalist, Mary Kom, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust are among the 42 organisations that were probed by the Home Minister to find out if the foreign funding laws were violated. Union Minister of Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:38:54 +0530 Raj Babbar resigns as Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar on Tuesday resigned as Uttar Pradesh Congress President, according to sources. He entered politics by joining Janata Dal in 1989, which was led by V. P. Singh. He later joined Samajwadi Party and was elected as Member of Parliament Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:22:44 +0530 Govt was looking for proof of life in a war-torn country: V K Singh New Delhi, Mar 20: Under fire from the Opposition over the Centre's handling of the abduction of 40 Indians by the ISIS in Iraq in 2014, Union minister V K Singh today said the government was "looking for proof of life" Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:11:33 +0530 \"Why Centre kept us in the dark? ask grieving families of massacred Indians Chandigarh, Mar 20: As they try to come to terms with the grim reality, family members of the 39 Indians massacred years ago in Iraq by terror organisation ISIS have one question: why did the Centre keep them in the dark Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:45:25 +0530 UGC grants full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutes; JNU, BHU, AMU in the list New Delhi, Mar 19: The University Grants Commission (UGC) today approved full autonomy for 62 higher educational institutions, including JNU, BHU, AMU, TERI and University of Hyderabad, which have maintained high standards of excellence. The decision was taken at a UGC Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:59:30 +0530 Telangana govt to pass bill making Telugu a compulsory subject Hyderabad, Mar 20: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today asked officials to initiate measures for introducing Telugu as one of the compulsory subjects to be taught in all private and government schools in the state from the 2018-19 academic year. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:03:35 +0530 Veerashaiva Mahasabha opposes Siddaramaiah government's decision on Lingayat row A day after it welcomed Karnataka cabinet's decision to recommend separate religious status to Lingayats and followers of Basavanna's ideologies, the Veerashaiva Mahasabha has made a turnabout. President of the Mahasabha and Congress leader Dr Shamanur Shivashankarappa on Tuesday opposed the Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:33:46 +0530 Illaiyaraja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, 41 others given Padma awards New Delhi, Mar 20: Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran, Kerala Bishop Philipose Mar Chrysostom and 39 other prominent personalities were conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:58:45 +0530 Indians stand by families of those killed in Mosul: PM Modi New Delhi, Mar 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said all Indians stand in solidarity with the families of the 39 Indians killed in Mosul in Iraq and the government is "fully committed" to ensure the safety of Indians abroad. {image-mod-1520496147.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:32:31 +0530 39 Indians killed in Iraq: Punjab CM writes to Swaraj expresses shock, requests for financial assist Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday wrote to EAM Sushma Swaraj expressing shock on the deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq, requests for financial assistance for families of the kin. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:49:25 +0530 Delhi: Court grants bail to JNU Professor Atul Johri accused of sexual harassment A Delhi's Patiala House Court granted bail to accused Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Professor Atul Johri. He was arrested following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by students. Speaking to ANI, RK Wadhva, lawyer of JNU professor said,''This was Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:26:44 +0530 Ancient idol of Maa BhadraKali installed in Kupwara temple after 38 years Jammu, March 20: Years after the idol of Mata Bhadrakali was brought back from Jammu, it was reinstalled at a famous temple at Bhadrakali Village in Jammu and Kashmir's  Kupwara district. The ancient temple wore a festive look as Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:32:34 +0530 Separate religion status to Lingayats: Home Ministry says it would examine Karnataka govt's proposal New Delhi, Mar 20: A day after Karnataka Cabinet decided to grant a separate religion status to Lingayats, the Union Home Ministry has said that it would examine in detail the state government's recommendation as and when it receives the proposal. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:33:44 +0530 We aim to build hunger free Karnataka: Siddaramaiah Since 2013, the Karnataka Government-led by CM Siddaramaiah has been striving hard to make the state hunger and malnutrition free. To achieve this noble task, the state has made significant progress through the implementation of targeted schemes such as Anna Bhagya, Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:04:53 +0530 39 Indians killed in Iraq: 'Will we play politics even with people's death?' asks Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed the Congress members for playing "politics over the death of 39 Indians." "Today Congress indulged in a very low level of politics, probably Congress president thought how did no uproar happened Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:35:57 +0530 Kerala teacher’s sexist remarks sparks outrage on social media At least two women from Kerala have gone topless on Facebook launching a campaign against a professor who used the watermelon as a metaphor, to speak about the need for women to cover up their breasts "properly". It all Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:13:35 +0530 'I told the truth, but govt mislead families', says man who escaped from ISIS' captivity Harjit Masih, the only Indian to escape from the ISIS' captivity in Iraq, on Tuesday squarely blamed the government of 'misleading' the families 39 persons who were killed in Mosul. Masih had earlier claimed that he was shot in the leg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:18:16 +0530 Goa Congress chief resigns, says Rahul’s plenary speech inspired him Goa Congress president Shantaram Naik on Tuesday submitted his resignation to party chief Rahul Gandhi saying his address at the plenary made him do so. Naik, 71, is the first senior Congress leader to resign after Rahul Gandhi announced Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:43:55 +0530 IAF trainer jet crashes in Odisha, pilot survives with minor injuries An Indian Air Force fighter trainer aircraft crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district near the Jharkhand border. The pilot of the plane has sustained injuries has been taken to the nearby state headquarter hospital in Jharkhand. The aircraft crashed at Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:43:45 +0530 39 abducted Indians killed in Iraq: Here's how Opposition reacted Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said 39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq's Mosul have died."Deep penetration radar confirmed that all Indians were dead after all bodies were exhumed,"she said. However, in place of mourning the Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:21:08 +0530 From ex-IAS officer to IT pro, AAP announces 18 candidates for Karnataka polls On Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced its first list of 18 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. The elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly are likely to take place in the last part of April or first week Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:28:51 +0530