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Agnipath: Supreme Court transfers petitions against scheme to Delhi HC

19 Jul 2022

Agnipath Scheme
Agnipath: Supreme Court transfers petitions against scheme to Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred three petitions challenging the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment to the Delhi High Court.

Monkeypox: Symptoms, precautions and other important details

19 Jul 2022

Monkeypox
Monkeypox: Symptoms, precautions and other important details

With India reporting its second monkeypox case from Kerala on Monday, a high alert has been sounded in all the districts of the state.

No coercive action can be taken against Nupur Sharma: SC

19 Jul 2022

Nupur Sharma
No coercive action can be taken against Nupur Sharma: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and states like Delhi, West Bengal, and Maharashtra on ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's plea and directed that no coercive shall be taken against her pursuant to the impugned FIRs.

Lulu Mall row: Police arrest 4, Yogi's warning to miscreants

19 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh
Lulu Mall row: Police arrest 4, Yogi's warning to miscreants

Amid raging controversy over a viral video, the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested four men who allegedly offered namaz on Lucknow's Lulu Mall premises.

Kerala: NEET candidates allegedly forced to remove bra, NTA denies

19 Jul 2022

NEET
Kerala: NEET candidates allegedly forced to remove bra, NTA denies

The National Testing Agency (NTA)—which administers the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG—has refuted the claim that girls in Kerala were instructed to take off their bras prior to the exam on Sunday.

'Cite concrete examples:' SC on denying minority status to Hindus
'Cite concrete examples:' SC on denying minority status to Hindus

Questioning a plea arguing that Hindus are not getting "minority" status in states where they are a minority, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked the petitioner to cite concrete examples to substantiate the contention.

Dubai-return Kerala man is India's second monkeypox patient

18 Jul 2022

Monkeypox
Dubai-return Kerala man is India's second monkeypox patient

India's second monkeypox case was reported from Kerala on Monday, according to officials.

Tamil Nadu suicide case: 2 teachers held, repeat autopsy ordered

18 Jul 2022

Suicide
Tamil Nadu suicide case: 2 teachers held, repeat autopsy ordered

After a class 12 student died by suicide, two teachers of a private residential school in Tamil Nadu's Kalakurichi were arrested on allegations of mental torture, the police said on Monday.

Gyanvapi Mosque case: SC to hear plea seeking 'Shivling' worship
Gyanvapi Mosque case: SC to hear plea seeking 'Shivling' worship

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a new petition on July 21 requesting permission to worship the Shivling, which is said to have been found in the Gyanvapi Mosque premises in Varanasi during a court-ordered survey.

SC agrees to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea on quashing FIRs

18 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
SC agrees to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea on quashing FIRs

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, asked the Supreme Court on Monday for an immediate hearing on his petition to nullify FIRs filed against him in Uttar Pradesh districts for purportedly inciting religious sentiments.

J&K: Army Captain, JCO killed in accidental blast in Poonch

18 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Army Captain, JCO killed in accidental blast in Poonch

An Indian Army Captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in an alleged accidental grenade blast on Sunday night along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials reported on Monday.

Madhya Pradesh: 13 dead as bus falls into Narmada river

18 Jul 2022

Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh: 13 dead as bus falls into Narmada river

In a tragic incident, a bus going from Indore to Pune fell into the Narmada river in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.

Sanitation worker sacked after Modi, Yogi's photos found in trash

18 Jul 2022

Mathura
Sanitation worker sacked after Modi, Yogi's photos found in trash

A sanitation worker in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was sacked from his job after he was found carrying discarded images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his garbage cart, on Sunday.

Government boosts Parsi online dating via 'Jiyo Parsi' scheme

18 Jul 2022

Parsi
Government boosts Parsi online dating via 'Jiyo Parsi' scheme

The government has revamped a nine-year-old scheme to boost the Parsi population, but with an 'online' twist.

US woman fakes abduction after running out of money: Police
US woman fakes abduction after running out of money: Police

According to Delhi police, a 27-year-old United States citizen living in Delhi-NCR staged her own abduction after she ran out of funds in an attempt to extort money from her parents.

Monsoon Session begins today: PM urges MPs for fruitful session
Monsoon Session begins today: PM urges MPs for fruitful session

The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on Monday.

Murmu vs Sinha: India elects its 15th President today

18 Jul 2022

Presidential Election
Murmu vs Sinha: India elects its 15th President today

The polling for the election of the President of India will begin in Parliament and respective state assemblies on Monday.

Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

17 Jul 2022

Air India Express
Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

Air India Express's Calicut-Dubai flight was diverted to Muscat, Oman, on Saturday night after a burning smell was observed in the cabin mid-air, PTI reported.

Monsoon session from Monday: Government plans to introduce 24 new Bills

17 Jul 2022

Parliament
Monsoon session from Monday: Government plans to introduce 24 new Bills

The Union government is preparing for the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament, which is scheduled to begin on Monday and end on August 12.

92-year-old woman visits ancestral home in Pakistan after 75 years

17 Jul 2022

Wagah Border
92-year-old woman visits ancestral home in Pakistan after 75 years

A 92-year-old Indian woman, Reena Chhibar, reportedly arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to see her ancestral home after 75 years of India's 1947 partition.

Yet another glitch: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

17 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
Yet another glitch: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was on Sunday diverted to Pakistan's Karachi after the pilot reported a technical snag.

Mumbai: Minor detained for putting homemade bomb in parcel

17 Jul 2022

Mumbai
Mumbai: Minor detained for putting homemade bomb in parcel

According to police, a boy was apprehended in Mumbai on Saturday for reportedly building a low-intensity homemade bomb and packaging it in a courier container in order to claim insurance money.

India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign crosses milestone of 2 billion doses

17 Jul 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination
India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign crosses milestone of 2 billion doses

India on Sunday crossed the milestone of administering two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses.

After Canada, another Gandhi statue vandalized in Punjab's Bhatinda

16 Jul 2022

Mahatma Gandhi
After Canada, another Gandhi statue vandalized in Punjab's Bhatinda

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized in Punjab's Bhatinda by a group of unidentified miscreants on Thursday.

COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities

16 Jul 2022

COVID-19
COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities

India on Saturday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day.

Monsoon mayhem: Heavy rains, floods wreck Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

16 Jul 2022

Monsoon
Monsoon mayhem: Heavy rains, floods wreck Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Heavy downpour across India has led to the monsoon wreaking havoc in multiple states.

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh sign agreement to resolve decades-old border dispute

16 Jul 2022

Arunachal Pradesh
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh sign agreement to resolve decades-old border dispute

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, and Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, reached a deal on Friday to settle their long-running border dispute.

Teesta Setalvad, Ahmed Patel tried to topple Gujarat government: Police

16 Jul 2022

Teesta Setalvad
Teesta Setalvad, Ahmed Patel tried to topple Gujarat government: Police

The Gujarat Police has alleged that activist Teesta Setalvad was part of a "larger conspiracy" to depose the BJP administration in Gujarat during the 2002 riots at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

PM Modi opens 296km-long Bundelkhand Expressway: Details here

16 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi opens 296km-long Bundelkhand Expressway: Details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 296-kilometer-long Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district on Saturday.

Ex-VP Hamid Ansari again denied links with 'spy' Pakistan journalist

15 Jul 2022

Hamid Ansari
Ex-VP Hamid Ansari again denied links with 'spy' Pakistan journalist

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday denied inviting the notorious Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza to any seminar in India.

Monkeypox: Kerala issues statewide alert after India's first case

15 Jul 2022

Monkeypox
Monkeypox: Kerala issues statewide alert after India's first case

Kerala government issued a state-wide alert for co-passengers of India's first monkeypox case on Friday.

Centre amending law to regulate digital media in India

15 Jul 2022

India
Centre amending law to regulate digital media in India

India is planning to bring special amendments to the already existing law for regulating digital media in the country.

IndiGo Delhi-Vadodara flight diverted to Jaipur, probe ordered
IndiGo Delhi-Vadodara flight diverted to Jaipur, probe ordered

India's top aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe after a Vadodara-bound IndiGo flight that took off from Delhi was diverted to Jaipur on Thursday night.

Free COVID-19 precaution dose for all adults from today

15 Jul 2022

COVID-19
Free COVID-19 precaution dose for all adults from today

India kicked off its free COVID-19 booster dose drive for adults on Friday.

Parliament House can't be used for dharnas, strikes: RS Secretariat

15 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha
Parliament House can't be used for dharnas, strikes: RS Secretariat

The Rajya Sabha Secretariat on Friday banned holding demonstrations, dharnas, fasts, and religious celebrations in the precincts of Parliament House.

Delhi court grants bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair

15 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
Delhi court grants bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair

A Delhi court granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair on Friday in a case involving an offensive tweet he sent in 2018 against a Hindu deity.

Removal of Mangalsutra by wife causes husband mental cruelty: Court

15 Jul 2022

Madras High Court
Removal of Mangalsutra by wife causes husband mental cruelty: Court

Madras High Court has said that removal of thali (Mangalsutra) by an estranged wife would mean mental cruelty of the highest order for the husband.

Suspect of 1985 Air India bombing shot dead in Canada

15 Jul 2022

Air India
Suspect of 1985 Air India bombing shot dead in Canada

Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing case that killed 331 people, was shot dead in Canada's British Columbia on Thursday.

Mohammed Zubair moves SC, seeks quashing of six UP FIRs

14 Jul 2022

Mohammed Zubair
Mohammed Zubair moves SC, seeks quashing of six UP FIRs

Journalist and fact-checker Mohammed Zubair has moved to the Supreme Court with a plea to quash all six UP Police FIRs against him.

NEET-UG won't be postponed: Delhi HC dismisses aspirants' petition

14 Jul 2022

NEET
NEET-UG won't be postponed: Delhi HC dismisses aspirants' petition

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by several National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) aspirants seeking to postpone the competitive examination scheduled to be held on Sunday.

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