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NRC, demonetization among 25 cases to be fast-tracked by SC
NRC, demonetization among 25 cases to be fast-tracked by SC

In a significant move, the Supreme Court has picked at least 25 key cases and submitted them to five-judge Constitution benches for fast-track hearings, The Indian Express reported.

Prophet remarks: Suspended BJP MLA arrested after protests grip Hyderabad

25 Aug 2022

Telangana
Prophet remarks: Suspended BJP MLA arrested after protests grip Hyderabad

Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (MLA) T Raja Singh was arrested again on Thursday, two days after getting bail over making offensive remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

Pakistan intelligence officer gave money to attack India: Captured terrorist

25 Aug 2022

Indian Army
Pakistan intelligence officer gave money to attack India: Captured terrorist

In consecutive infiltration bids on Sunday and Monday, a Pakistani terrorist tasked with attacking an Indian outpost was captured from the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) by security forces, while two others died in a landmine blast, said the Indian Army on Wednesday.

Sonali Phogat death: Family suspects foul play, demands CBI probe

24 Aug 2022

Haryana
Sonali Phogat death: Family suspects foul play, demands CBI probe

After Haryana BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat's death in Goa, her family dismissed the possibility of her having a heart attack, and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.

Stray dogs of THIS Indian village are 'crorepatis'

24 Aug 2022

India
Stray dogs of THIS Indian village are 'crorepatis'

Yes, you read that right!

Indian government forced Twitter to hire its agents: Whistleblower Zatko

24 Aug 2022

Twitter
Indian government forced Twitter to hire its agents: Whistleblower Zatko

In startling revelations, a former Twitter security chief has accused the Indian government of forcing the social media giant to hire its agents, so they could have access to sensitive user data.

Bihar: CBI raids 2 RJD leaders ahead of floor test

24 Aug 2022

Bihar
Bihar: CBI raids 2 RJD leaders ahead of floor test

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the houses of two key leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday morning in relation to the "land-for-jobs" case, which alleges violations during Lalu Yadav's term as Railway Minister in the UPA-I government.

Tomato flu: Symptoms, treatment, and all you need to know

24 Aug 2022

Odisha
Tomato flu: Symptoms, treatment, and all you need to know

The Centre issued an advisory on the new 'mystery virus' tomato flu on Tuesday, the newest ailment in India after COVID-19 and monkeypox.

3 IAF officers terminated for misfired BrahMos landing in Pakistan

24 Aug 2022

Indian Air Force
3 IAF officers terminated for misfired BrahMos landing in Pakistan

The services of three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were terminated by the Central government after a Court of Inquiry (CoI) found them "primarily responsible" for the accidental firing of the BrahMos missile on March 9 this year.

Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

23 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Centre's committee on MSP constitues sub-groups to discuss key issues

The government's committee on minimum support price (MSP), natural farming, and crop diversification constituted three internal sub-groups to discuss the mandated issues in its inaugural meeting on Monday.

Woman forced to bathe publicly to 'conceive son', case filed

23 Aug 2022

Pune
Woman forced to bathe publicly to 'conceive son', case filed

In a horrific incident, a woman from Pune, Maharashtra, was compelled by her husband and in-laws to bathe naked in public as part of a "ritual" recommended by a local occultist in order to conceive a son.

Delhi: To hide affair, man rapes and kills 8-year-old; arrested

23 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Delhi: To hide affair, man rapes and kills 8-year-old; arrested

A 36-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly kidnapping and raping an eight-year-old girl and later murdering her in the forest area of Yamuna Khadar in Delhi.

Who was Sonali Phogat, BJP leader-actor who died in Goa?

23 Aug 2022

Haryana
Who was Sonali Phogat, BJP leader-actor who died in Goa?

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat (42), who reportedly succumbed to a heart attack in Goa late on Monday, was a politician, actor, and content creator from Haryana.

Desi dog breed to be included in Modi's security detail

23 Aug 2022

Karnataka
Desi dog breed to be included in Modi's security detail

Mudhol Hound, an indigenous breed of dogs from Karnataka, has been included in the Special Protection Group (SPG) squad which is responsible for offering security cover to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bilkis Bano case: Mahua Moitra challenges convicts' release in SC
Bilkis Bano case: Mahua Moitra challenges convicts' release in SC

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra has moved the Supreme Court to challenge the release of the 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano rape case.

ISIS bomber detained in Russia wanted to kill Nupur Sharma?

23 Aug 2022

ISIS
ISIS bomber detained in Russia wanted to kill Nupur Sharma?

The Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber detained in Russia on Monday had been allegedly hired to kill former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

'Tikait do kaudi ka aadmi hai': Union minister Ajay Mishra

23 Aug 2022

Lucknow
'Tikait do kaudi ka aadmi hai': Union minister Ajay Mishra

Union minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is imprisoned on charges of mowing down farmers, reportedly talked of "dogs barking and chasing his car," apparently referring to protesting farmers, in a contentious speech live-streamed by his followers.

Hyderabad: BJP suspends MLA Raja Singh for 'abusing' Prophet Muhammad

23 Aug 2022

Telangana
Hyderabad: BJP suspends MLA Raja Singh for 'abusing' Prophet Muhammad

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday suspended Hyderabad MLA T Raja Singh for his alleged abusive comments against Prophet Muhammad hours after he was arrested by the Telangana Police.

9 lakh affected in flood-hit Odisha, 32 dead in Himachal

23 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh
9 lakh affected in flood-hit Odisha, 32 dead in Himachal

Incessant monsoon rains continued wreaking havoc in several parts of the country, with cloudbursts triggering landslides and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which left 38 dead.

Bilkis Bano convicts received frequent parole while witnesses cited threats

22 Aug 2022

Gujarat
Bilkis Bano convicts received frequent parole while witnesses cited threats

Housewarming, son's wedding, mother's knee replacement surgery, etc. were reportedly some of the reasons cited by 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case for requesting parole (temporary bail) despite witnesses' complaints to authorities about threats from convicts receiving "frequent parole".

Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

22 Aug 2022

Delhi
Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

An air traffic controller (ATCO) posted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was taken off duty after he failed a drug test.

MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

22 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi
MSP not implemented because of PM's friend Adani: SP Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik recently stated that India's farmers cannot be subdued and will continue to demonstrate till their demands are met, lashing out at the government for not implementing the promised legal assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).

Delhi: Now, preliminary CBI enquiry into AAP government's bus purchase
Delhi: Now, preliminary CBI enquiry into AAP government's bus purchase

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary inquiry into alleged corruption during the Delhi government's acquisition of 1,000 buses.

Delhi: Farmers' mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar; high vigil at borders

22 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Delhi: Farmers' mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar; high vigil at borders

The Delhi Police has beefed up security across the city—especially at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders—with farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) calling for a mahapanchayat from Monday at Jantar Mantar.

Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of farmers' protest

21 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of farmers' protest

The Delhi Police has tightened security across the national capital Delhi ahead of farmers' scheduled protest on Monday.

Delhi Police busts 'china-linked' online extortion gang, arrests 22

21 Aug 2022

Delhi Police
Delhi Police busts 'china-linked' online extortion gang, arrests 22

At least 22 people have been arrested throughout the country for their role in Rs. 500-crore fast loan-cum-extortion racket run by Chinese nationals, NDTV reported.

Bilkis Bano case: NHRC to discuss convicts' release on Monday

21 Aug 2022

Gujarat
Bilkis Bano case: NHRC to discuss convicts' release on Monday

A weak after the release of 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to bring up the subject for "discussion" on Monday, The Sunday Express reported.

NewsBytesExplainer: What is tomato flu, the new virus in Kerala

21 Aug 2022

Odisha
NewsBytesExplainer: What is tomato flu, the new virus in Kerala

As India slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus is emerging in Kerala.

Journalists booked for report on elderly reaching hospital on cart

21 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh
Journalists booked for report on elderly reaching hospital on cart

Madhya Pradesh police has booked three journalists after they reported how a man was forced to take his elderly father to the hospital on a handcart for 5 kilometers after allegedly getting no ambulance in Bhind district.

33 dead as heavy rains wreak havoc in several states

21 Aug 2022

Odisha
33 dead as heavy rains wreak havoc in several states

Several states have been devastated by torrential monsoon rains since Saturday killing at least 33 people.

Haryana: Man dies by suicide over delayed Canadian student visa

20 Aug 2022

India
Haryana: Man dies by suicide over delayed Canadian student visa

In a suspected case of suicide due to a delay in obtaining a Canadian student visa, the body of a 23-year-old man, who had been missing for two days, was discovered in a canal in Haryana's Kurukshetra.

Reverse release of Bilkis Bano convicts: Congress MLAs to President
Reverse release of Bilkis Bano convicts: Congress MLAs to President

While terming the release of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case "extremely shocking," three Congress MLAs from Gujarat have written to President Droupadi Murmu, seeking that the decision is reversed.

2 die of suffocation at Mathura's famous temple on Janmashtami

20 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh
2 die of suffocation at Mathura's famous temple on Janmashtami

Uncontrolled footfall at Mathura's Banke Bihari temple in UP on the occasion of Janmashtami left two dead and seven injured during Mangla Aarti on Friday.

Mumbai Police receives '26/11-style' terror attack message from Pakistani number

20 Aug 2022

Devendra Fadnavis
Mumbai Police receives '26/11-style' terror attack message from Pakistani number

The Mumbai Police and other security agencies have been kept on their toes after the Mumbai Police traffic control got a threat message about a 26/11-style attack, India Today reported.

Monsoon mayhem: Landslide kills 2 in J&K, cloudburst rocks Uttarakhand

20 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Monsoon mayhem: Landslide kills 2 in J&K, cloudburst rocks Uttarakhand

The monsoon continues to rage across the country, with floods becoming common in several states.

Telangana BJP chief calls to boycott Munawar Faruqui's Hyderabad show

20 Aug 2022

Telangana
Telangana BJP chief calls to boycott Munawar Faruqui's Hyderabad show

Bandi Sanjay Kumar, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Telangana, issued a call to boycott the performance of the comedian Munawar Faruqui, slated for Saturday in Hyderabad.

Delhi: Officials reshuffled hours after CBI raids Manish Sisodia's home
Delhi: Officials reshuffled hours after CBI raids Manish Sisodia's home

A dozen senior IAS officers were transferred between departments, hours after CBI raided the residence of Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia on allegations of corruption in Delhi Excise Policy.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Noida Supertech twin towers will be demolished

19 Aug 2022

Delhi
#NewsBytesExplainer: How the Noida Supertech twin towers will be demolished

After months of legal battles, Noida authorities are all set to demolish the 40-story high Supertech twin towers.

Revoke Bilkis Bano case convicts' release: 6,000 citizens urge SC
Revoke Bilkis Bano case convicts' release: 6,000 citizens urge SC

Over 6,000 citizens including bureaucrats, women and human rights' activists, historians and grassroots workers among others have urged the Supreme Court in a joint statement to revoke the early release of 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case.

Bhima Koregaon case: SC gives 3-month deadline to frame charges
Bhima Koregaon case: SC gives 3-month deadline to frame charges

The Supreme Court (SC) has given the designated National Investigation Agency (NIA) court hearing the Bhima Koregaon violence case a three-month deadline to decide on the framing of charges against the accused under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 for alleged Maoist links.

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