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Dumka murder victim a minor, add POCSO charges: Panel recommends

31 Aug 2022

Jharkhand
Dumka murder victim a minor, add POCSO charges: Panel recommends

The Jharkhand Child Welfare Committee has found that the girl, who died on Sunday after being set ablaze by her alleged jilted lover in Dumka, was 15-years-old and thus a minor, as opposed to the police report which stated her to be 19-years-old.

Sonali Phogat death: Goa police team reaches Haryana for investigation

31 Aug 2022

Haryana
Sonali Phogat death: Goa police team reaches Haryana for investigation

A team of Goa police landed in Haryana on Tuesday to continue investigating the mysterious death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and actor Sonali Phogat.

BJP councilor expelled for buying baby stolen from railway station

31 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh
BJP councilor expelled for buying baby stolen from railway station

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stated on Tuesday that it has dismissed a municipal councilor from the Firozabad Municipal Corporation in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly buying a seven-month-old baby boy from child traffickers, NDTV reported.

Torturing maid: Suspended BJP leader Patra sent to 12-day custody

31 Aug 2022

Jharkhand
Torturing maid: Suspended BJP leader Patra sent to 12-day custody

A day after massive outrage against Seema Patra for allegedly torturing her tribal house help, the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was arrested by the Jharkhand Police.

Karnataka: HC allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hubballi's Eidgah ground
Karnataka: HC allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hubballi's Eidgah ground

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the Dharwad municipal commissioner's ruling permitting the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration to be organized at the Hubballi Eidgah Maidan.

No Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Bengaluru's Eidgah Maidan: Supreme Court

30 Aug 2022

Karnataka
No Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Bengaluru's Eidgah Maidan: Supreme Court

A Supreme Court bench on Tuesday ordered that no Ganesh Chaturthi festivities can be held at the Eidgah Maidan in Bengaluru's Chamarajpet.

Jharkhand shocker: BJP leader accused of torturing house help, suspended

30 Aug 2022

Jharkhand
Jharkhand shocker: BJP leader accused of torturing house help, suspended

In a jarring incident, Seema Patra, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the wife of former IAS officer Maheshwar Patra, has been accused of torturing her house help for six years.

Gujarat: Clashes erupt in Vadodara during Ganesh procession, 13 detained

30 Aug 2022

Vadodara
Gujarat: Clashes erupt in Vadodara during Ganesh procession, 13 detained

In a minor communal incident, the members of two communities clashed and threw stones at each other in Vadodara, Gujarat, on Monday.

Unmarried partnerships, queer relationships count as family: Supreme Court
Unmarried partnerships, queer relationships count as family: Supreme Court

Familial relationships may take the form of domestic, unmarried partnerships, or queer relationships, said a Supreme Court bench in a noteworthy observation.

IKEA accused of racism at Hyderabad store, faces massive backlash

29 Aug 2022

Hyderabad
IKEA accused of racism at Hyderabad store, faces massive backlash

Following widespread condemnation over alleged racist behavior by its employees at its Hyderabad store, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has stated it "regrets the inconvenience" the complainants have experienced.

Aged Indian couple creates history by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro together

29 Aug 2022

Andhra Pradesh
Aged Indian couple creates history by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro together

Ravi Kishore Mallapragada's childhood hobby of climbing small hills in Visakhapatnam became an obsession for him as he recently climbed Gilman's Point in Kilimanjaro along with his wife Sowdamini.

CBI to take over Sonali Phogat murder case: Details here
CBI to take over Sonali Phogat murder case: Details here

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to soon launch an investigation into the mysterious death of Sonali Phogat in Goa.

Jharkhand: Woman dies after stalker sets her ablaze; protests erupt

29 Aug 2022

Jharkhand
Jharkhand: Woman dies after stalker sets her ablaze; protests erupt

Jharkhand is said to be tense after a 19-year-old woman from the Dumka district, who was set on fire by a man stalking her, died from burn injuries on Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

Savarkar flew on bulbul's wings, claims Karnataka textbook, triggers outrage

28 Aug 2022

Karnataka
Savarkar flew on bulbul's wings, claims Karnataka textbook, triggers outrage

Reports of Karnataka's textbook revision committee inserting a new paragraph about Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in history textbooks has triggered massive outrage.

Supertech issues statement post demolition, defends twin towers construction

28 Aug 2022

Delhi
Supertech issues statement post demolition, defends twin towers construction

The 103-meter tall Supertech twin towers were brought down in Noida on Sunday as crowds gasped and neighboring residents applauded the much-anticipated demolition.

Heavy rainfall causes Ganga to rise; flash floods in J&K

28 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Heavy rainfall causes Ganga to rise; flash floods in J&K

Monsoon continues to wreak havoc across the country. While flash floods were reported in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), rivers are flowing above the danger mark in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

NIT Srinagar threatens heavy fine for India-Pakistan match watch parties

28 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
NIT Srinagar threatens heavy fine for India-Pakistan match watch parties

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, issued a warning to its students to not watch the India-Pakistan cricket match on Sunday in groups.

PM Modi inaugurates 'Smriti Van' memorial for Gujarat earthquake victims

28 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi inaugurates 'Smriti Van' memorial for Gujarat earthquake victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Smriti Van memorial in Gujarat.

Sonali Phogat given 'crystal meth' in Goa; one more arrested

28 Aug 2022

Haryana
Sonali Phogat given 'crystal meth' in Goa; one more arrested

Sonali Phogat, the actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, was reportedly given the drug methamphetamine, or crystal meth, in Goa hours before her death.

Gone in 9 seconds: Noida's Supertech twin towers demolished

28 Aug 2022

Delhi
Gone in 9 seconds: Noida's Supertech twin towers demolished

In the first such exercise in India, Noida's infamous Supertech twin towers were turned into piles of rubble after a demolition exercise at 2:30 pm on Sunday.

Parliament panel reprimand top Twitter officials over security, privacy issues

27 Aug 2022

Twitter
Parliament panel reprimand top Twitter officials over security, privacy issues

A parliamentary panel has reprimanded top Twitter officials over the allegations of a whistleblower on its India operations, PTI reported.

Noida-Greater Noida Expressway caves in as underpass construction begins

27 Aug 2022

Yogi Adityanath
Noida-Greater Noida Expressway caves in as underpass construction begins

A portion of the expressway connecting Noida and Greater Noida caved in disrupting traffic in Sector-96 on Friday.

Justice Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India
Justice Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice UU Lalit was on Saturday sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

Sonali Phogat death: Goa Police arrests shack owner, drug dealer

27 Aug 2022

Goa
Sonali Phogat death: Goa Police arrests shack owner, drug dealer

The Goa Police has arrested two more persons in connection with the suspected murder of actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to four, NDTV reported.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are Noida's Supertech twin towers being demolished
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are Noida's Supertech twin towers being demolished

The demolition of the Supertech twin towers, which were ruled illegal, will finally take place on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Noida Sector-93A.

Girls, forced to remove undergarments, allowed to retake NEET exam

27 Aug 2022

Lok Sabha
Girls, forced to remove undergarments, allowed to retake NEET exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to reconduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) exam for female candidates, who were allegedly asked to remove their underwear during frisking before sitting in the exam, as per India Today.

PM Modi to inaugurate pedestrian-only Atal Bridge over Sabarmati river

27 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi
PM Modi to inaugurate pedestrian-only Atal Bridge over Sabarmati river

The Atal Bridge built over the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is set to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday evening.

Sonali Phogat's death brings Goa's 'Curlie's' restaurant back into limelight

26 Aug 2022

Section 302
Sonali Phogat's death brings Goa's 'Curlie's' restaurant back into limelight

The alleged murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sonali Phogat has brought the limelight back to 'Curlie's' restaurant on Goa's famous Anjuna beach after 14 years, PTI reported.

Sonali Phogat was drugged by personal assistant, his friend: Police

26 Aug 2022

Section 302
Sonali Phogat was drugged by personal assistant, his friend: Police

The Goa Police on Friday said that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sonali Phogat might have died under the influence of drugs.

#ViralVideo: Here's a zoo that locks humans instead of animals

26 Aug 2022

China
#ViralVideo: Here's a zoo that locks humans instead of animals

Here's the ultimate role reversal.

Freebies need extensive hearing: SC refers case to 3-judge bench
Freebies need extensive hearing: SC refers case to 3-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter related to promises made by various political parties and their election giveaways (freebies) to a three-judge bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud.

Noida's Supertech towers ready to bite the dust on Sunday
Noida's Supertech towers ready to bite the dust on Sunday

Noida authorities and experts are all set to demolish the Supertech twin towers, on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Sector-93A.

Teesta Setalvad bail: SC seeks Gujarat government's response by Saturday
Teesta Setalvad bail: SC seeks Gujarat government's response by Saturday

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Gujarat government to file a reply to the bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad, who was arrested on June 25 for allegedly fabricating documents in the 2002 Gujarat riots case.

Sonali Phogat death: Post-mortem reveals injuries; Two arrested for murder

25 Aug 2022

Haryana
Sonali Phogat death: Post-mortem reveals injuries; Two arrested for murder

Goa Police on Thursday arrested two accomplices of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Haryana Sonali Phogat in connection with her death.

Video of a multicolored Mandarin duck goes viral, netizens awestruck

25 Aug 2022

Twitter
Video of a multicolored Mandarin duck goes viral, netizens awestruck

If you thought ducks only featured a monochrome color palette, this video of a rare Mandarin duck will burst your bubble.

'Dosa Printer': Machine 'printing' paper-thin dosas leaves Twitter divided

25 Aug 2022

Twitter
'Dosa Printer': Machine 'printing' paper-thin dosas leaves Twitter divided

Remember the age-old dot matrix printers? Well, guess they are back but this time around, they print A4 size dosas instead of sheets!

Supreme Court to review its 'Money Laundering Act' decision today
Supreme Court to review its 'Money Laundering Act' decision today

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a review petition on Thursday that challenged its recent judgment on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002.

Centre didn't cooperate in Pegasus spyware probe, observes SC bench
Centre didn't cooperate in Pegasus spyware probe, observes SC bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the highly contentious Pegasus spyware case for four weeks after reviewing the probe committee's report.

Incessant rains batter MP, Rajasthan; red alert in Himachal districts

25 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh
Incessant rains batter MP, Rajasthan; red alert in Himachal districts

Heavy monsoon rains have thrown life out of gear in several districts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where people are facing a flood-like situation.

Bilkis Bano: SC issues notice to government over convicts' release

25 Aug 2022

India
Bilkis Bano: SC issues notice to government over convicts' release

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Gujarat government on a petition challenging the release of 11 men convicted in the Bilkis Bano rape case.

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