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Bihar: Police busts terror module plotting to target PM Modi

14 Jul 2022

Bihar Police
Bihar: Police busts terror module plotting to target PM Modi

The Bihar Police on Wednesday busted a potential terror module with some links to the extremist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI).

Maharashtra: Petrol, diesel become cheaper. Check new rates

14 Jul 2022

Petrol Diesel Prices
Maharashtra: Petrol, diesel become cheaper. Check new rates

The Maharashtra government has decided to reduce value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 3 per liter, respectively, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Thursday.

Gurugram: Woman held captive, sexually assaulted for days in hotel

14 Jul 2022

Gurugram
Gurugram: Woman held captive, sexually assaulted for days in hotel

In a shocking incident reported from Haryana's Gurugram, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly held captive inside a hotel room by two men, the police said on Wednesday.

Lucknow: 83-year-old woman mauled to death by son's pit bull

13 Jul 2022

Lucknow
Lucknow: 83-year-old woman mauled to death by son's pit bull

In a shocking incident reported from Lucknow, an 83-year-old woman was mauled to death by her son's pet pit bull dog on Tuesday.

Couple arrested at Delhi's IGI Airport with 45 pistols
Couple arrested at Delhi's IGI Airport with 45 pistols

Customs authorities apprehended two Indian citizens carrying 45 pistols at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday, said reports.

No pause on demolitions: SC refuses blanket ban on demolitions
No pause on demolitions: SC refuses blanket ban on demolitions

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday refused to pass a blanket ban order against the demolitions taking place across the country.

Free COVID-19 booster doses for adults at government centers: Centre

13 Jul 2022

India
Free COVID-19 booster doses for adults at government centers: Centre

India will begin administering free COVID-19 precautionary shots to its adult population above the age of 18 starting Friday (July 15) at government centers, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur announced on Wednesday.

Monsoon mayhem: Rains claim 18 lives in Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP

13 Jul 2022

Monsoon
Monsoon mayhem: Rains claim 18 lives in Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP

As incessant rainfall continued to lash west and central India, as many as 18 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Gurugram: Six-lane Sohna elevated highway opens for traffic

12 Jul 2022

Gurugram
Gurugram: Six-lane Sohna elevated highway opens for traffic

The six-lane Sohna elevated highway constructed on National Highway 248 between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur in Gurugram was opened for traffic on a trial basis on Monday.

Delhi court postpones Mohammed Zubair's bail plea hearing to Thursday

12 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
Delhi court postpones Mohammed Zubair's bail plea hearing to Thursday

A Delhi court on Tuesday postponed the hearing on a bail plea filed by Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to Thursday.

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu, 3 days after cloudburst

12 Jul 2022

Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu, 3 days after cloudburst

The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from Jammu's Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp after a three-day gap following flash floods allegedly caused by a cloudburst at the cave shrine.

Monsoon mayhem: 14 killed in Gujarat, MP; alert in states

12 Jul 2022

Monsoon
Monsoon mayhem: 14 killed in Gujarat, MP; alert in states

As heavy rains lashed parts of west and central India on Monday, 14 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody

11 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday sent Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a case lodged against him for allegedly promoting enmity.

Centre bound to release Abu Salem upon sentence completion: SC

11 Jul 2022

Abu Salem
Centre bound to release Abu Salem upon sentence completion: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said the Centre is bound to uphold its commitment given to Portugal to release the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case accused Abu Salem upon the completion of his 25-year sentence.

Man tears passport pages to hide trip from wife, arrested
Man tears passport pages to hide trip from wife, arrested

A 32-year-old Pune man was recently arrested for reportedly tearing out entries from his passport to hide a foreign trip from his wife.

Gorakhpur: Man rapes wife with friends, films act to blackmail

10 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh
Gorakhpur: Man rapes wife with friends, films act to blackmail

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, a man, along with his friends, allegedly raped his wife and filmed the act, the police said on Friday.

Ajmer clerics' hate speech against Nupur Sharma affects shrine's footfall

10 Jul 2022

Ajmer
Ajmer clerics' hate speech against Nupur Sharma affects shrine's footfall

After the arrest of Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for alleged inflammatory comments against the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, the footfall at the Sufi shrine in the Rajasthani city has fallen considerably.

Rescue operations continue at Amarnath; heavy rains in Maharashtra, Telangana

10 Jul 2022

Amarnath Yatra
Rescue operations continue at Amarnath; heavy rains in Maharashtra, Telangana

After flash floods triggered by a cloudburst near the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir killed 16 on Friday, four Mi-17V5 and four Cheetal helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were deployed for rescue and relief efforts.

New warrant against Alt-news co-founder Mohammed Zubair after SC bail

09 Jul 2022

Alt News
New warrant against Alt-news co-founder Mohammed Zubair after SC bail

The Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri police obtained a warrant against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a one-year-old case filed last year on charges of inciting animosity between two groups, hours after the Supreme Court granted five-day interim bail to Zubair in the Sitapur case.

Rains continue inundated: IMD issues fresh alert for Maharashtra, Karnataka
Rains continue inundated: IMD issues fresh alert for Maharashtra, Karnataka

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh alert in some parts of the country with the onset of the southwest monsoon.

Amarnath Yatra: 15,000 rescued, 16 dead, 40 missing after cloudburst

09 Jul 2022

Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Yatra: 15,000 rescued, 16 dead, 40 missing after cloudburst

At least 16 people were killed and dozens swept away by the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the revered cave shrine of Amarnath in Kashmir on Friday evening.

Literature outlawed under British rule revived by central government

09 Jul 2022

Central Government
Literature outlawed under British rule revived by central government

The Centre has republished a body of writings banned under the British rule in India to mark the 75th year of Independence.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why ED penalized Amnesty India, ex-CEO Aakar Patel
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why ED penalized Amnesty India, ex-CEO Aakar Patel

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a show-cause notice to Amnesty International India and its former CEO Aakar Patel on Friday for alleged violations of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Amarnath Yatra suspended after cloudburst; 10 dead, 40 feared missing

08 Jul 2022

Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Yatra suspended after cloudburst; 10 dead, 40 feared missing

At least 10 people died and around 40 others were reported missing on Friday following a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

Why was India's bullet train project chief Satish Agnihotri sacked?
Why was India's bullet train project chief Satish Agnihotri sacked?

The Indian Railways has terminated the services of Satish Agnihotri as the Managing Director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), following corruption charges against him, NDTV reported.

India declares one-day national mourning for ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe

08 Jul 2022

Japan
India declares one-day national mourning for ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared a day of national mourning on Saturday (July 9) as a mark of respect for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died after being shot on Friday.

Ex-Mumbai top cop, former NSE CEO booked in phone-tapping case
Ex-Mumbai top cop, former NSE CEO booked in phone-tapping case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a fresh FIR against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey and former MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Chitra Ramkrishna.

SC grants interim relief to Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan
SC grants interim relief to Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim relief to Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan in multiple First Information Reports (FIRs) registered against him for sharing an alleged doctored video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on a TV show.

SC grants interim bail to Zubair; won't be free though

08 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
SC grants interim bail to Zubair; won't be free though

The Supreme Court's vacation bench has granted five-day interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in the hate speech case registered in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur.

Haryana BJP's IT cell head sacked amid calls for arrest
Haryana BJP's IT cell head sacked amid calls for arrest

The Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit removed its information technology head, Arun Yadav, amid calls for his arrest reportedly over a 2017 tweet on Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

Monsoon mayhem: Car washed away in Uttarakhand; landslides in J&K

08 Jul 2022

Monsoon
Monsoon mayhem: Car washed away in Uttarakhand; landslides in J&K

The monsoon rains are wreaking havoc in the north Indian hills by triggering landslides.

In SC petition, fact-checker Mohammed Zubair cites death threats

07 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
In SC petition, fact-checker Mohammed Zubair cites death threats

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Alt News, has petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) seeking bail and the dismissal of an FIR.

'Conscience-driven' Bihar professor returns Rs. 23 lakh received as salary

07 Jul 2022

Bihar
'Conscience-driven' Bihar professor returns Rs. 23 lakh received as salary

Lalan Kumar, an assistant professor of Nitisheswar College in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, has returned the salary that he earned over the past 33 months as no students attended his class during this period.

Meet Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wife Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

07 Jul 2022

Bhagwant Mann
Meet Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's wife Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann got married to Dr. Gurpreet Kaur at his Chandigarh residence on Thursday.

New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO
New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to marry for second time tomorrow

06 Jul 2022

Bhagwant Mann
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to marry for second time tomorrow

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is all set to marry Dr. Gurpreet Kaur in Chandigarh on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders confirmed on Wednesday.

DGCA notice to SpiceJet after 8 incidents in 18 days

06 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
DGCA notice to SpiceJet after 8 incidents in 18 days

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to low-cost airline SpiceJet after its planes witnessed eight malfunction incidents in the past 18 days.

Heavy rains trigger cloudburst, landslides in Himachal; 1 dead

06 Jul 2022

Shimla
Heavy rains trigger cloudburst, landslides in Himachal; 1 dead

A woman was killed after heavy rains caused a landslide in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

IAF receives 'highest ever' 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme

06 Jul 2022

Agnipath Scheme
IAF receives 'highest ever' 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received 7.5 lakh applications under the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme.

Ajmer Dargah Khadim arrested over 'beheading' remarks against Nupur Sharma

06 Jul 2022

Ajmer
Ajmer Dargah Khadim arrested over 'beheading' remarks against Nupur Sharma

Police arrested Ajmer Dargah Khadim Salman Chishti on Tuesday night for reportedly making inflammatory comments against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

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