Prateek Talukdar

National Writer

Prateek Talukdar is a multimedia journalist from Chhattisgarh and a National Writer with NewsBytes. He is interested in politics, tribal rights, caste and religion. He has reported from Telangana, western Madhya Pradesh, Bastar and Delhi NCR. Previously, he has worked with dailies like The Times of India and The Hans India. He is an alumni of University of Hyderabad.
Prateek Talukdar

27 Jan 2023

India

BBC Modi documentary: Delhi Police stops screening at DU, AUD

Toeing the government's line concerning the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Delhi Police stopped the documentary's screening at Delhi University (DU) and Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) on Friday.

27 Jan 2023

India

India wants to change Indus Waters Treaty, cites Pakistan's 'intransigence'

India issued a notice to Pakistan on Wednesday expressing its wish to modify the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) of 1960, blaming the latter for "intransigence" regarding the treaty's implementation.

27 Jan 2023

World

US: 5 cops charged with murder for Tyre Nichols' death

Five former Memphis police officers in Tennessee, United States, were charged with second-degree murder and other crimes on Thursday in the death of Tyre Nichols (29), a FedEx employee.

27 Jan 2023

World

Pakistan seeks bailout amid crisis as currency hits all-time low

The removal of the unofficial price cap in Pakistan saw its currency's largest single-day decline as it plummeted 9.61% to Rs. 255.43 against the US dollar on Thursday.

26 Jan 2023

India

India's 1st nasal COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech launched

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday launched Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC, which is reportedly India's first intranasal COVID-19 vaccine.

27 Jan 2023

India

BBC documentary on PM Modi screened at Kolkata's Jadavpur University

The left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) screened the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kolkata's Jadavpur University campus on Thursday evening, reportedly without any interference from the police or university administration.

26 Jan 2023

India

Republic Day: How are foreign dignitaries selected as chief guests

India celebrated its 74th Republic Day today in Delhi with Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the chief guest. The ceremonial parade was kicked off by a marching contingent of 144 soldiers, representing the main wings of the Egyptian Armed Forces for the first time.

26 Jan 2023

India

74th Republic Day: All-women contingent, Indian-made machinery among many firsts

The 74th Republic Day Parade today in Delhi was marked by many firsts.

26 Jan 2023

India

Republic Day: PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs

The Republic Day Parade ceremony commenced today at around 10 am as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the National War Memorial at India Gate in Delhi and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath.

26 Jan 2023

India

India marks 74th Republic Day, first parade on Kartavya Path

For the first time, India will mark its 74th Republic Day today with a grand parade on Kartavya Path, the revamped colonial-era ceremonial boulevard previously called the Rajpath.

25 Jan 2023

India

Students detained as BBC documentary screening announced in Jamia Millia

After students belonging to the left-wing Students Federation of India (SFI) announced the screening of the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, the police detained over a dozen students allegedly for creating a ruckus outside the campus.

25 Jan 2023

India

After Shehbaz Sharif's 'peace' remark, India invites Pakistan's foreign minister

India has invited Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to participate in a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Goa in May.

25 Jan 2023

India

AK Antony's son quits Congress citing post on BBC documentary

After facing bitter criticism for opposing the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil K Antony, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony, announced his resignation from the grand old party.

25 Jan 2023

India

Poonawalla murdered Shraddha Walkar in anger over meeting friend: Chargesheet

The Delhi Police submitted its 6,629-page chargesheet in the Shraddha Walkar murder case in the Saket court on Tuesday, which says that accused Aftab Poonawalla killed her in a fit of rage.

25 Jan 2023

India

JNU: Blackout, stone-pelting at students screening BBC documentary on Modi

A group of students screening the banned BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday alleged they were met with an administration-sponsored blackout and then stone pelting.

24 Jan 2023

India

Why Dhirendra Shastri,'miraculous' head of MP's Bageshwar Dham, is trending

Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, a 26-year-old self-styled godman and head of Bageshwar Dham in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district who claims to have psychic powers, has recently made the headlines as a polarizing figure.

24 Jan 2023

India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim celebrates parole by cutting cake with sword

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two disciples, was granted 40-day parole from Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district on Saturday.

24 Jan 2023

Delhi

5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit northwest Nepal at 2:28 pm IST on Tuesday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

24 Jan 2023

World

Not familiar with BBC's Modi documentary, but shared values: US

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said he was unaware of the controversial BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a press briefing on Monday.

24 Jan 2023

World

US: 9 dead in 3 back-to-back shootings in California, Iowa

As many as nine people, including two students, were killed in three separate shooting incidents in California and Iowa states of the US on Monday.

23 Jan 2023

India

Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk to launch hunger strike demanding constitutional safeguards

Ladakh-based engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk—whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots—urged PM Narendra Modi to ensure environmental protection from unchecked industrial and commercial expansion in Ladakh.

23 Jan 2023

Politics

After Bihar minister, SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya denounces Ramcharitmanas

Echoing the statements of Bihar Education Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Chandra Shekhar against Ramcharitmanas, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya added fuel to the fire, saying the epic poem uses abusive language for oppressed communities.

23 Jan 2023

Politics

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to step down: Details here

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Monday announced that he would step down from the position soon.

23 Jan 2023

India

BBC Modi documentary: Opposition slams 'censorship'; shares alternative documentary links

Tearing into the central government, Opposition leaders have slammed it over the removal of the BBC docu-series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from YouTube and Twitter.

23 Jan 2023

World

California mass shooting: 72-year-old suspect shoots himself after police standoff

The 72-year-old suspect of the mass shooting in California, US, which left 10 dead and 10 injured late Saturday (local time) during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, reportedly shot and killed himself in a van after being surrounded by the police.

20 Jan 2023

India

Form new committee for probe, protesting wrestlers write to IOA

An urgent meeting of the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) Executive Council has been called on Friday evening to discuss the letters received from wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia.

20 Jan 2023

India

Pee-gate: Air India fined Rs. 30L, pilot's license temporarily suspended

Following the negligence in reporting the incident in which a drunk man urinated on an elderly co-passenger onboard an Air India international flight, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fined the airline Rs. 30 lakh and suspended the license of the flight's pilot-in-command for three months.

20 Jan 2023

Delhi

Your statements are misleading, derogatory: Delhi L-G writes to Kejriwal

Following Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's remarks in the Delhi Assembly asking who the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) is and where he has come from, L-G VK Saxena wrote to him, suggesting he refer to the Constitution to find the answers.

20 Jan 2023

India

Pro-Khalistani posters come up in Delhi ahead of Republic Day

Pro-Khalistani posters and graffiti spotted at several places in West Delhi ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 brought the Delhi Police on its toes.

20 Jan 2023

India

Wrestlers demand WFI chief's sacking, minister says wait for probe

After a meeting with protesting wrestlers on Thursday night, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur assured them of strict action if any Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) coach or official is found guilty of sexual harassment.

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