Saptak Datta

National Writer

Saptak Datta covers national and political news for NewsBytes. He has previously worked with Zenger News as a correspondent. Over a career spanning more than a year, his work has focused on international affairs and defense. He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.
Saptak Datta

03 Feb 2022

India

IMD forecasts rainfall, snowfall in north India; temperature to drop

A thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall is expected in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, and Delhi, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

03 Feb 2022

Politics

Rahul Gandhi slams Amit Shah over 'shoe-incident', BJP hits back

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday in Parliament and sought an apology from him.

02 Feb 2022

India

Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

In the latest altercation between the government and tech giants, officials had heated discussions with Facebook, Google, and Twitter over their failure to proactively remove "fake news" from their platforms, reports citing Reuters sources claimed.

02 Feb 2022

India

Chinese army tortured, gave electric shocks to Indian teen: MP

Miram Taron, the 17-year-old teenager from Arunachal Pradesh who went missing on the India-China border in January, was given electric shocks by the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) of China, said Tapir Gao, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from the state.

02 Feb 2022

India

Amazon shuts down publishing house Westland Books after five years

E-commerce behemoth Amazon on Tuesday announced the closure of Westland, one of the largest publishing houses in India.

02 Feb 2022

India

12 medical students from UP seek President's nod for euthanasia

Students from a medical institution in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, requesting his approval for euthanasia.

01 Feb 2022

World

New Omicron subvariant spreads faster than original strain: Report

The newest version of the extremely infectious omicron variant is spreading much faster than the original, and moderate instances of the original may not provide any protection against subsequent infections, according to a study.

01 Feb 2022

World

Canadians 'disgusted' by those protesting in Ottawa: PM Trudeau

The protests in the capital city of Ottawa have not intimidated the citizens of the country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.

01 Feb 2022

India

India nominates Karnataka's Hoysala Temples for 2022-2023 World Heritage List

The Hoysala Temples of Halebid, Belur and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been selected as India's nomination for 2022-2023 World Heritage List, said the Union Culture Ministry on Monday.

01 Feb 2022

India

"Want her back home": Family of Delhi rape survivor

The 20-year-old woman, who was allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured, and paraded by her neighbors in Delhi last week, is recovering, away from her family and three-year-old boy.

31 Jan 2022

India

Union Budget 2022: What the common man is expecting?

With just one day to go for the Budget 2022 presentation, the common man is relying on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for subsidies, incentives, and tax deductions, among other benefits.

31 Jan 2022

World

Coronavirus may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine: Study

Several people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may spread it for longer than the prescribed quarantine period, even if they don't show any symptoms throughout the infection's final stage, a study has claimed.

31 Jan 2022

India

Honoring first recipient of Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma

India on Monday commemorated the 99th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma, the first recipient of India's highest gallantry honor, the Param Vir Chakra.

31 Jan 2022

India

Budget session 2022: What to expect on Day 1?

The Budget session of the Parliament kicked off on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both houses.

30 Jan 2022

World

H-1B visa registrations for FY23 to begin from March 1

The application process for the much sought-after H-1B visa for fiscal year 2023 will begin on March 1, said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

30 Jan 2022

India

In a first, Assam to launch leopard census from Monday

To assess the population of leopards in both forest and non-forest regions, a leopard counting census will begin in Assam from Monday (January 31).

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