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13 Feb 2020


Two passengers at Kolkata airport, suspected of coronavirus, isolated

Authorities at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport detected two suspected cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

Nirbhaya gang-rape case: Convict Pawan gets lawyer, matter adjourned again

On Thursday, Patiala House Court appointed advocate Ravi Qazi as the lawyer of convict Pawan Gupta, who is facing the death penalty for raping a 23-year-old paramedical student in 2012.

13 Feb 2020


Several lawyers injured after bomb explodes at Lucknow court

In yet another incident that shows law and order has been taken for a ride in Uttar Pradesh, a bomb was hurled at a court in the capital Lucknow in broad daylight on Thursday.

13 Feb 2020


Assam to convert state-run madrassas, Sanskrit centers into regular schools

The Assam government plans to shut all state-run madrassas and Sanskrit 'tols' (centers of learning), state Finance and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

Explain why candidates with criminal-background were chosen: SC to parties

Political parties must disclose details of criminal cases against their candidates on their websites and explain the reasons behind choosing them, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

13 Feb 2020

Gargi College

10 arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting students of Gargi College

10 people, including six students of Delhi University, have been arrested in connection to the sexual harassment that happened at Gargi College last week. The remaining four belong to a private college from Gurugram.

12 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani may lose these assets

In a bid to recover debt from Indian tycoon owners of bankrupt companies, creditors are now looking at their personal possessions.

Nirbhaya's mother cries in court again, reminds it's been years

Asha Devi, whose daughter was brutally raped and left to die in 2012 in Delhi, broke down inside a Delhi court on Wednesday as the hearing pertaining to convicts' death warrant was adjourned for Thursday.

LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here

The state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday increased the rates of LPG cylinders by up to Rs. 149 per cylinder.

12 Feb 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Fearing he has coronavirus, man kills self to protect village

A man in Andhra Pradesh killed himself on Monday fearing he had contracted the novel coronavirus, called the SARS-CoV-2.

Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

12 Feb 2020


Out on bail, Congress MLA's son rams Bentley into vehicles

In a shocking incident, the son of a Congress MLA rammed his Bentley into two vehicles in Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, on Sunday, injuring at least four people.

11 Feb 2020


Retired Colonel faces inquiry after jawans film him having sex

A retired Colonel of the Indian Army faces an inquiry after two soldiers filed a complaint against him for having sex in his office while serving.

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

On Tuesday, Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where minors were raped, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

10 Feb 2020

West Bengal

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

The protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act is showing no signs of stopping and took an unfortunate turn after an infant died last month.

SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act).

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

10 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

'Indefinite' protest can't happen on public-road: SC on Shaheen Bagh

The protest at Shaheen Bagh can't continue on a public road 'indefinitely', the Supreme Court remarked on Monday while hearing two petitions filed in this regard.

Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

India's first Chief of Defense Staff, Bipin Rawat, wants to decrease the burden that the pension of retired army officers puts on the exchequer and has suggested increasing retirement age for the same.

10 Feb 2020

Sexual Harassment

Delhi: Gargi students allegedly molested, masturbated at; protest planned today

Students of all-women Gargi College, that is affiliated to Delhi University, have claimed they were molested by a bunch of "outsiders" last week during their annual fest Reverie.

10 Feb 2020

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

#NewsBytesExclusive: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Shaheen Bagh and Gunja Kapoor episode

The Shaheen Bagh protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act should not have been "allowed" to go on for so long, feels Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra.

09 Feb 2020


Bullied at school, 9-year-old Meghalaya girl creates anti-bullying app

A nine-year-old girl in Meghalaya's Shillong has developed an app that helps victims of bullying report incidents anonymously.

09 Feb 2020

Nitin Gadkari

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

09 Feb 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Unemployment fears strike UP village after BJP MLA welcomes refugees

Earlier this month, BJP MLA Vikram Saini had vowed to help 25 Hindu Pakistani refugees settle in the Kawal village of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

08 Feb 2020


First 'Disha police station' inaugurated in AP for women's safety

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday inaugurated the first Disha police station in East Godavari district's Rajamahendravaram.

08 Feb 2020

West Bengal

For participating in CAA protest, minor spends 42-days in jail

A minor, who allegedly participated in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, spent 42 days in jail, a report in TOI said on Saturday.

08 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Intense and bitter campaign ends; Delhi casts its vote today

Polling in Delhi began at 8 am today with residents thronging booths to register their electoral voice.

07 Feb 2020


Kerala's elderly population on the rise, finds Economic Review

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Thursday revealed that the state's demographic is aging faster as compared to the rest of India.

07 Feb 2020


Alcohol to become expensive in Goa: Here's why

Goa's celebrated tag of providing cheap liquor may be snatched away soon, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant hiked rates in the maiden budget that he presented on Thursday.

07 Feb 2020


Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

07 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

SC to hear pleas against Shaheen Bagh protest after polls

Two pleas demanding that Shaheen Bagh protest site is vacated were put on hold by the Supreme Court on Friday and will be taken up on Monday, two days after Delhi casts its vote to choose the next Chief Minister.

07 Feb 2020

Union Health Ministry

Misleading fairness cream, sexual performance advertisements could invite stricter punishment

Misleading advertisements that sell the idea of getting fairer, or improving sexual performance, or curing baldness, will now invite stricter punishment, thanks to the amendments that the government is planning in the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements Act, 1954).

Indians prefer "good sex" over partners' opinions on CAA-NRC: Survey

For the Indian youth, "good sex" matters more than their partner's political opinions, a survey has found.

06 Feb 2020

Bombay High Court

Bombay HC grants Peter Mukerjea bail in Sheena Bora's murder

The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to Peter Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case.

06 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Shaheen Bagh shooter is sewak of Modi, reveals his father

When Delhi Police said that the man who fired shots at Shaheen Bagh was a member of AAP, BJP quickly said that the former's real face has been exposed.

05 Feb 2020


Shaheen Bagh: Right-wing YouTuber heckled for asking "too many questions"

In a strange turn of events, a YouTuber had to face the wrath of protesters of Shaheen Bagh as she entered the site wearing a burkha and asked "too many questions".

05 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

#LastChance: Nirbhaya convicts asked to exhaust legal remedies within 7-days

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed all four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case to exhaust all legal remedies available to them within a week's time.

Punjab: Suspected coronavirus patient refuses isolation ward, cops step in

Amid the deadly coronavirus scare, a suspected patient in Punjab refused to get admitted to the isolation ward, prompting hospital authorities to seek police's help.