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15 Oct 2022

Global Hunger Index
Global Hunger Index: India ranks 107th; below Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh

India's standing in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022 has deteriorated in a year, placing it behind neighbors Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

14 Oct 2022

Gurmeet Ram Rahim
Ram Rahim gets 40-day parole ahead of Haryana panchayat polls

Dera Sacha Sauda chief and self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 'Insan', who is jailed on twin rape and murder charges, was granted 40 days of parole and is set to be released as Haryana panchayat polls will be held within weeks from now.

14 Oct 2022

Gujarat
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CEC didn't announce Gujarat assembly poll dates

In an unexpected move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the poll schedule for the Himachal Pradesh assembly only while the dates for the Gujarat assembly election were not made public yet.

Voting in Himachal on November 12, counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted in single-phase on November 12.

14 Oct 2022

Gyanvapi Mosque
Gyanvapi case: Varanasi court rejects 'carbon dating of shivling' plea

A Varanasi court in Uttar Pradesh on Friday rejected the plea by Hindu petitioners seeking a scientific probe on shivling which was reportedly found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex during a survey.

14 Oct 2022

Maoists
Ex-DU professor GN Saibaba acquitted in Maoist links case

Former Delhi University (DU) Professor GN Saibaba along with five other accused was acquitted by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court in the case of alleged links to the banned party Communist Party of India (Maoist).

14 Oct 2022

Delhi
Delhi airport on alert after bomb threat on Moscow flight

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has been placed on high alert by security agencies after a tip-off about the presence of a bomb on a Delhi-bound flight from Moscow, PTI reported.

14 Oct 2022

Congress President
Congress presidential polls: Gehlot, Tewari extend support to Mallikarjun Kharge

Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajya Sabha member Manish Tewari, both senior leaders of the Congress, have come out in support of Mallikarjun Kharge, the frontrunner for the party's upcoming presidential election.

14 Oct 2022

Australia
Australia: Indian student critical after being stabbed in 'racial attack'

An Indian student is said to be critical after being stabbed multiple times in an apparent 'racial attack' in Sydney, Australia on October 6, TOI reported.

Census to be conducted digitally via mobile apps, web portal

After being stalled by the pandemic for two years now, the government is finally gearing up to conduct the Census 'digitally.'

13 Oct 2022

Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Conflict tiger which killed 13 persons captured in Gadchiroli

The conflict tiger, CT-1, which killed 13 persons in three districts of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra over the last 10 months, was tranquilized and captured by the forest department in Gadchiroli district on Thursday.

PMLA case: ED files charge sheet against journalist Rana Ayyub

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a prosecution complaint, which is equivalent to a charge sheet, against well-known journalist Rana Ayyub under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a Special Court in Ghaziabad, ANI reported.

13 Oct 2022

Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Police bust Rs. 903 crore online Chinese investment fraud

An online investment fraud worth a staggering Rs. 903 crore run by a Chinese firm was unraveled, said Hyderabad Police on Wednesday.

13 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu: Controversial order allowing voters' registration for 'non-locals' withdrawn

The Jammu administration on Wednesday rescinded an order that empowered revenue officials to give certificates of residence to persons who had been living in the district for more than a year in order to register them as voters.

Karva Chauth: BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar warns Muslim mehndi artisans

The members of Hindu Mahasabha in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh have warned Muslim henna artists of dire consequences if caught applying mehndi or henna to Hindu women celebrating Karva Chauth.

Hijab ban: SC delivers split verdict, refers to three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of hijab ban.

12 Oct 2022

Vande Bharat Express
Delhi-Chandigarh in under 3 hours, courtesy 4th Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to flag off the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on Thursday, set to run between Himachal Pradesh's Una and Delhi.

SC to examine demonetization exercise, asks affidavits from Centre, RBI

The Supreme Court (SC) said on Wednesday that while it acknowledged the ambit of the judicial review of State policies, however, it will examine the Narendra Modi-led government's 2016 decision to demonetize currency notes.

12 Oct 2022

Kerala
Kerala human sacrifice shocker: Accused cooked, ate chopped body parts

In the human sacrifice case of two women which surfaced from Kerala, police on Wednesday said that after killing the victims, the accused chopped up their body parts, cooked, and ate them.

12 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Executing company fined Rs. 8.46 crore for tunnel collapse

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken stringent action against the contractors of the tunnel project in Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir, which collapsed in May, killing ten workers.

Haryana government halts cough syrup production linked to Gambia deaths

The Haryana government suspended cough syrup production at a Maiden Pharmaceuticals facility on Wednesday, a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the drug may be related to the deaths of scores of children in the Gambia.

12 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu: Residents for over one year can register as voters

The government has issued an order in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir allowing people who have lived in the district for over one year to register as voters.

11 Oct 2022

Kerala
Kerala: 2 women killed in suspected 'human sacrifice'; 3 arrested

Two women in Kerala, who went missing three months apart, were found murdered in a suspected case of ritualistic human sacrifice for "prosperity."

11 Oct 2022

Ujjain
Ujjain: Modi to inaugurate Rs. 856cr 'Mahakal Lok' project today

PM Narendra Modi will reportedly inaugurate the first phase of the Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday.

11 Oct 2022

Rainfall
Rains continue to lash Delhi, Karnataka; 11 dead in UP

Nonstop rains over the last few days have thrown life out of gear in many regions of the country.

UU Lalit recommends DY Chandrachud as India's next chief justice

India is likely to get its next Chief Justice (CJI) a month from now.

10 Oct 2022

West Bengal
West Bengal: Section 144 imposed in Ekbalpur following communal violence

After clashes between two communities on Sunday night, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code was on Monday imposed in West Bengal's Ekbalpur until Wednesday to restore law and order.

Delhi Police books organizers of VHP's controversial 'hate speech' rally

A day after the Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi rally turned into a hate speech arena, the Delhi Police booked its organizers on Monday.

10 Oct 2022

Monsoon
Rains continue to lash Delhi-NCR, UP; Noida, Lucknow schools shut

Torrential rains continued to lash Delhi-NCR and parts of Uttar Pradesh for the third consecutive day on Sunday.

09 Oct 2022

Rajendra Pal Gautam
Delhi cabinet minister resigns over Buddhist mass conversion event row

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Rajendra Pal Gautam was forced to resign as Delhi's Social Welfare Minister on Sunday following protests by the BJP which kicked up a storm over his presence at an event in Delhi where 10,000 people converted to Buddhism on Friday.

09 Oct 2022

Monsoon
Yellow alert for parts of Maharashtra, incessant rains lash Delhi

October witnesses the retreat of the monsoon but this year after a prolonged dry spell, incessant rains in Delhi and other parts of the country have thrown life off gear.

09 Oct 2022

Gujarat
PM to declare Gujarat's Modhera as India's first solar-powered village

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to declare Modhera in Mehsana district of Gujarat as India's first round-the-clock solar-powered village on Sunday evening.

08 Oct 2022

Assam
Assam: Man rapes minor, dumps in sack. She walks home

A 27-year-old man allegedly raped his minor 'girlfriend', slit her throat, and then dumped her in a tea garden by stuffing her in a sack in Moynagarh, around 20 kilometer from Silchar town in Assam on Monday night.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force
Amid weapon shortage, IAF gets new weapon system branch

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to get a new boost, thanks to the approval of a new weapon systems (WS) branch.

200 kg heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore seized near Kochi

A whopping 200 kg of Afghan heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore was caught near Kochi in Kerala on Thursday while it was being trafficked to India and Sri Lanka in an Iranian boat.

08 Oct 2022

Nashik
Maharashtra: Bus catches fire after collision, 11 dead, 38 injured

At least 11 people died and 38 injured when a private luxury bus caught fire after hitting a trailer truck carrying diesel on Aurangabad Road in Nashik of Maharashtra early morning on Saturday.

08 Oct 2022

Hardeep Singh Puri
Moral duty toward people: Puri defends buying oil from Russia

India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday defended India's decision to acquire crude oil from Russia and stated that he had a moral duty to supply energy to the people of the country.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force
Chandigarh hosts 90th IAF Day celebrations with President in attendance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be hosting its parade and fly-past air show in Chandigarh — the first instance outside of Delhi NCR — to mark the IAF Day on Saturday.

07 Oct 2022

Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh: Clerk suspended after Ravan effigy's all heads remain unburnt

A civic body clerk was suspended in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh while four officials were issued show cause notices on Thursday after none of the 10 heads of the effigy of Ravan burnt on Dussehra.

07 Oct 2022

Kamal Haasan
#NewsBytesExplainer: The ongoing controversy regarding Raja Raja Chola's religious identity

The legendary actor Kamal Haasan's statement that the Chola king was not Hindu sparked outrage, prompting political parties, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to react.