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DGPs should monitor demographic changes in border states: Amit Shah

19 Aug 2022

India
DGPs should monitor demographic changes in border states: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, reportedly remarked on Thursday that all border state police chiefs should keep a close check on the demographic changes taking place in their respective areas while highlighting the importance of national security.

Petition in SC: Dolo gave Rs. 1,000-cr freebies to doctors
Petition in SC: Dolo gave Rs. 1,000-cr freebies to doctors

Dolo-650 manufacturers provided doctors with Rs. 1,000 crore worth of freebies as an incentive, a plea in the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

12 states, J&K debarred from power trading over pending liabilities

19 Aug 2022

Telangana
12 states, J&K debarred from power trading over pending liabilities

The Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) has penalized 12 states and a Union Territory (UT) by debarring them from trading electricity at the spot market for not clearing liabilities.

Trouble for AAP MLA after second wife alleges cheating, assault

19 Aug 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Trouble for AAP MLA after second wife alleges cheating, assault

Punjab AAP MLA from Sanaur, Harmeet Singh Pathanmajra has landed in the soup after his second wife lodged a police complaint accusing him of cheating by hiding his first marriage, and later assaulting and threatening her.

COVID-19, flu currently grips 80% of Delhi homes: Survey

19 Aug 2022

Delhi
COVID-19, flu currently grips 80% of Delhi homes: Survey

Eight out of ten households in the Delhi-NCR region have been hit by viral fever and COVID-19 in the last 30 days, according to a LocalCircles online poll.

Bilkis Bano rapists Brahmins, have good sanskar: BJP Godhra MLA
Bilkis Bano rapists Brahmins, have good sanskar: BJP Godhra MLA

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Godhra in Gujarat, CK Raulji sparked a fresh outrage by supporting the 11 men convicted for the rape of Bilkis Bano and released by the Gujarat government after 15 years in prison.

Monsoon fury: Nearly 5 lakh affected as rains inundate Odisha

18 Aug 2022

Odisha
Monsoon fury: Nearly 5 lakh affected as rains inundate Odisha

Nearly five lakh people have been affected in 10 districts of Odisha as rain induced floods have inundated the state.

Civic Chandran: After 'provocative' dress, Kerala court questions woman's caste

18 Aug 2022

Dalit
Civic Chandran: After 'provocative' dress, Kerala court questions woman's caste

Kerala writer and social activist Civic Chandran has been in the news this week for two sexual harassment cases against him.

Moose Wala killing: Charge sheet names 15, Lawrence Bishnoi mastermind

18 Aug 2022

Punjab
Moose Wala killing: Charge sheet names 15, Lawrence Bishnoi mastermind

Nearly three months after the brutal killing of singer-turner-politician Sidhu Moose Wala in Punjab, 15 people have been named in Punjab Police's charge sheet.

Maharashtra: High-alert in Raigad after boat with explosives, AK-47 found

18 Aug 2022

Australia
Maharashtra: High-alert in Raigad after boat with explosives, AK-47 found

The Maharashtra Police on Thursday recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in the state's Raigad district.

Bihar: Man shoot class 9 girl over love affair

18 Aug 2022

Karnataka
Bihar: Man shoot class 9 girl over love affair

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the neck in Patna, Bihar allegedly over a love affair.

'Faith in justice shaken': Bilkis Bano on rape convicts' release

18 Aug 2022

Gujarat
'Faith in justice shaken': Bilkis Bano on rape convicts' release

Two days after the release of 11 men, who had been convicted of raping her during the 2002 Gujarat riots, Bilkis Bano has broken her silence on the same with a heart-rending statement.

Register FIR against BJP's Shahnawaz in rape case: Delhi HC

18 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Register FIR against BJP's Shahnawaz in rape case: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to register an FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in an alleged rape case.

Best deal for citizens: Jaishankar on buying oil from Russia

17 Aug 2022

Thailand
Best deal for citizens: Jaishankar on buying oil from Russia

Defending India's decision to buy crude oil from Russia, India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he had a moral obligation to ensure the best deal for Indian citizens.

Eye on 2024: Kejriwal launches 'Make India No. 1' mission

17 Aug 2022

Delhi
Eye on 2024: Kejriwal launches 'Make India No. 1' mission

With the 2024 general elections inching closer, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched the 'Make India No. 1' mission.

Centre's U-turn on Rohingyas: MHA says no flats in Delhi
Centre's U-turn on Rohingyas: MHA says no flats in Delhi

Hours after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced rehabilitation for Rohingya refugees in Delhi, the Centre released a statement objecting to the news.

Six of family found dead inside separate houses in Jammu

17 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Six of family found dead inside separate houses in Jammu

In a shocking incident, six members of a family were found dead two separate houses in Sidhra area on outskirts of Jammu city in Jammu and Kashmir.

No harassment if woman wears 'sexually provocative' dress: Kerala court

17 Aug 2022

Kerala
No harassment if woman wears 'sexually provocative' dress: Kerala court

Sexual harassment charge will not stand if the woman is wearing a 'sexually provocative' dress, a Kerala court observed on Wednesday.

Man beheads friend over Rs. 500, surrenders with severed head

17 Aug 2022

Karnataka
Man beheads friend over Rs. 500, surrenders with severed head

A 40-year-old man in Assam allegedly killed his friend after losing a Rs. 500-bet over a football match on Monday, while the country celebrated Independence Day, according to NDTV.

Delhi: Modi government to provide EWS flats, security to Rohingyas

17 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Delhi: Modi government to provide EWS flats, security to Rohingyas

The Centre has decided to relocate over 1,000 Rohingya refugees to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) flats in Delhi's Bakkarwala area.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Bilkis Bano, Gujarat riots survivor
#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Bilkis Bano, Gujarat riots survivor

Eleven men sentenced to life for the brutal gang-rape of Bilkis Bano in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from jail on Monday.

J&K: Terrorists shoot 2 Kashmiri Pandit brothers in orchard; 1 dead

16 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Terrorists shoot 2 Kashmiri Pandit brothers in orchard; 1 dead

A Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead on Tuesday by terrorists at an apple orchard in Kashmir's Shopian district. His brother was also injured in the shooting.

Bilkis Bano gang-rape case life-term convicts released, welcomed with sweets
Bilkis Bano gang-rape case life-term convicts released, welcomed with sweets

All 11 men sentenced to life for the brutal gang-rape of Bilkis Bano in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from jail on Monday and welcomed with sweets.

'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

16 Aug 2022

Rajasthan
'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

Saddened by the demise of a nine-year-old Dalit boy in an alleged caste crime, Rajasthan MLA Pana Chand Meghwal sent his resignation to CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

J&K: 6 ITBP personnel killed in bus accident, 30 injured

16 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: 6 ITBP personnel killed in bus accident, 30 injured

A bus carrying about 39 security personnel from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police met with a severe accident on its way to Pahalgam on Tuesday.

What to do with the Indian flag after Independence Day

16 Aug 2022

India
What to do with the Indian flag after Independence Day

Although Independence Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm every year, the 75th-year celebrations have been extra special.

Will oppose distortion of history: Congress after BJP questions Nehru

15 Aug 2022

India
Will oppose distortion of history: Congress after BJP questions Nehru

A day after the BJP questioned Jawaharlal Nehru's role in India's partition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday that the party would strongly oppose "political gains" by putting national icons of the Independence movement "on the dock based on lies."

Bharat Biotech completes third-phase of intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trials

15 Aug 2022

United Kingdom
Bharat Biotech completes third-phase of intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trials

The manufacturing body of the made-in-India Covaxin is only steps away from releasing its intranasal vaccine for the virus.

India@75: National Flag unfurled in space by Space Kidz India

15 Aug 2022

India
India@75: National Flag unfurled in space by Space Kidz India

As India celebrates its 76th Independence Day, the team at Space Kidz India played their part by unfurling the national flag in space.

MP: Villagers returns home after alternate channel prevents dam collapse

15 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh
MP: Villagers returns home after alternate channel prevents dam collapse

Following a warning of a dam collapse, villagers in Madhya Pradesh (MP) were relocated to shelter camps.

Markets witness 'unprecedented' national flag demand, courtesy 'Har Ghar Tiranga'

15 Aug 2022

Mumbai
Markets witness 'unprecedented' national flag demand, courtesy 'Har Ghar Tiranga'

The Centre's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to commemorate the country's 75th anniversary of independence has helped propel the demand for the tricolor, with flag makers and traders reporting an increase in orders and purchases of the national flag.

PM Modi's I-Day address: Introduces Panch Pran, attacks dynasty politics

15 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi's I-Day address: Introduces Panch Pran, attacks dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the traditional August 15 address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day.

Sidhu Moose Wala case: Father alleges 'close friends' behind murder

14 Aug 2022

Punjab
Sidhu Moose Wala case: Father alleges 'close friends' behind murder

Sidhu Moose Wala's case took a fresh twist after his father Balkar Singh revealed a new information.

How is Delhi gearing up for Independence Day?

14 Aug 2022

Delhi
How is Delhi gearing up for Independence Day?

The Red Fort, which is the main venue for India's 76th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, has been secured with a multi-layered security cover.

Rajasthan: Dalit boy thrashed for touching 'upper caste' waterpot, dies

14 Aug 2022

Rajasthan
Rajasthan: Dalit boy thrashed for touching 'upper caste' waterpot, dies

A nine-year-old Dalit student at a private school in the village of Surana, Rajasthan, reportedly died on Saturday, days after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher for touching a drinking waterpot meant for "upper caste" people.

Shah Faesal returns, appointed deputy secretary in Ministry of Culture

13 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Shah Faesal returns, appointed deputy secretary in Ministry of Culture

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who resigned from the bureaucracy in 2019 to launch his political party only to leave politics later, has been appointed deputy secretary in the Culture Ministry.

Saharanpur man, tasked to kill Nupur Sharma, produced in court

13 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh
Saharanpur man, tasked to kill Nupur Sharma, produced in court

Mohammad Nadeem of Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, who was allegedly entrusted by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) to kill the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Nupur Sharma, has been presented before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) special court in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow.

Not Muslim by birth: Ex-NCB officer Wankhede gets clean-chit

13 Aug 2022

Mumbai
Not Muslim by birth: Ex-NCB officer Wankhede gets clean-chit

The Caste Scrutiny Committee has cleared former Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) chief Sameer Wankhede in the caste certificate case, putting an end to a year-long dispute.

Delhi reports fifth monkeypox case, takes national tally to 10

13 Aug 2022

Delhi
Delhi reports fifth monkeypox case, takes national tally to 10

Delhi reported its fifth monkeypox case on Saturday after a woman hospitalized at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital tested positive, India Today reported.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why drought is looming over UP, Jharkhand and Bihar

13 Aug 2022

Jharkhand
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why drought is looming over UP, Jharkhand and Bihar

According to the Indian Express, never in the last 122 years have Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar and Jharkhand witnessed such low monsoon rainfall.

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