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PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

01 Jul 2020

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

30 Jun 2020

In social-distancing era, how has the life of sex-workers changed?

The rules of the world, like maintaining a respectable distance, minimizing social contact, and wearing masks, don't fit the bill for sex workers, whose livelihoods depend on physical touch.

Meet Chingari, TikTok's latest rival in India

29 Jun 2020

Meet Chingari, TikTok's latest rival in India

Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, calls to boycott Chinese goods have gone to a whole new level.

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

26 Jun 2020

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

Some parts of Gurugram, Haryana, will be locked down for two weeks to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, a report in The Times of India said on Friday.

TikTok star stabs 19-year-old days before her wedding, arrested

23 Jun 2020

TikTok star stabs 19-year-old days before her wedding, arrested

A TikTok user having over 4 lakh followers has been arrested by Ghaziabad Police for stabbing a woman to death, just days before her wedding.

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

23 Jun 2020

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

The Indian Army on Tuesday released a brief note regarding the nearly 11-hours-long Corps Commander-level talks which happened with the Chinese on Monday.

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

22 Jun 2020

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

In a displeasing series of events, Nepal's authorities are learned to have buried the body of a coronavirus patient on Indian soil in Uttar Pradesh, sparking panic among locals.

Gujarat: Brothers take kids for outing, kill them, commit suicide

19 Jun 2020

Gujarat: Brothers take kids for outing, kill them, commit suicide

In a gruesome incident, two brothers in Gujarat allegedly killed their four kids before committing suicide, a TOI report said on Friday.

No decision on Asia Cup yet: BCCI

15 Jun 2020

No decision on Asia Cup yet: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed discontent with reports about Sri Lanka hosting the impending Asia Cup edition.

After spending 18 days on ventilator, four-month-old beats coronavirus

13 Jun 2020

After spending 18 days on ventilator, four-month-old beats coronavirus

Amid gloomy news items about the coronavirus pandemic, a story of hope and resilience was reported from Andhra Pradesh.

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

11 Jun 2020

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

You may or may not know Jasleen Bhalla, but we bet you know her voice.

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

30 May 2020

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

In Bhopal, the parliamentary constituency of BJP's controversial politician Pragya Singh Thakur, several "missing posters" were spotted on Friday, taking a swipe at her absence from the area when it is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar eyes a comeback in Test cricket

29 May 2020

Bhuvneshwar Kumar eyes a comeback in Test cricket

Indian pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar expressed his desire to make a comeback in the longest format.

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

29 May 2020

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

Hundreds of commuters were seen stuck at the Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday morning as the Haryana government blocked entry from the national capital in a late-Thursday order.

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

27 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

The Central government is mulling extending the lockdown for two more weeks after May 31, when the current bout of restrictions will end, News18 said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Delhi wants more beds, but private hospitals are concerned

26 May 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi wants more beds, but private hospitals are concerned

To ensure that the National Capital is well-prepared as coronavirus cases are surging, the Delhi government asked private hospitals to reserve 20% of their beds.

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

23 May 2020

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

23 May 2020

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

In what comes as a big relief for commuters from Noida, the administration said on Friday that movement pass is not needed for those who have a valid train or flight ticket.

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

14 May 2020

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

In the third extension of the countrywide lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, massive relaxations related to economic activities, manufacturing, and, more importantly, travel will be provided, a TOI report said on Thursday.

Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now

13 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now

India, locked down since March 25, will not get any reprieve from restrictions any time soon, an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening confirmed.

Karnataka: IAS officer transferred without posting, controversy follows

12 May 2020

Karnataka: IAS officer transferred without posting, controversy follows

On Monday evening, the Karnataka government unceremoniously transferred a senior IAS officer, Captain Manivannan, sparking outrage on social media and a #BringBackCaptain trend on Twitter.

Vishal Bhardwaj pens screenplay on bond with Irrfan

11 May 2020

Vishal Bhardwaj pens screenplay on bond with Irrfan

It was a dark day for the entire country when Irrfan Khan breathed his last two weeks ago.

Gurugram teen suicide: Family blames #MeToo accuser; files complaint

08 May 2020

Gurugram teen suicide: Family blames #MeToo accuser; files complaint

After a Gurugram teenager recently killed himself, his family has blamed the suicide on a girl who accused him of sexual assault on social media.

Babies born of surrogacy 'stuck' due to countrywide lockdown

05 May 2020

Babies born of surrogacy 'stuck' due to countrywide lockdown

With the nationwide lockdown, which was necessitated to keep a check on the spread of coronavirus, babies born of surrogacy are stuck in Gujarat as their biological parents can't travel to take them home.

Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales

02 May 2020

Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales

Last evening, Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the nationwide lockdown has been extended for two weeks from May 4, but it gave relaxations in various sectors.

Madhya Pradesh: Seven, including three minors, rape 18-year-old

01 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Seven, including three minors, rape 18-year-old

In a gut-wrenching incident, seven men, including three minors, raped an 18-year-old in Madhya Pradesh on the intervening night of April 29 and 30, making it the fourth rape case to be reported from the central state since the coronavirus-linked lockdown started.

Ambala: Residents protest COVID-19 suspect's cremation, pelt stones at cops

28 Apr 2020

Ambala: Residents protest COVID-19 suspect's cremation, pelt stones at cops

In Ambala, Haryana, violence broke out between residents of a village and police after the former objected to the cremation of an elderly woman, thinking that she passed away due to coronavirus.

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

27 Apr 2020

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

A quarantine facility is supposed to be safe haven for coronavirus-infected patients, but one such place in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, has turned out to be nothing more than a disgrace.

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

22 Apr 2020

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

'Pyaar Karona': Salman sings his way to spread coronavirus awareness

20 Apr 2020

'Pyaar Karona': Salman sings his way to spread coronavirus awareness

Salman Khan knows how to keep busy during the lockdown.

No decision on T20 World Cup till August: Sources

20 Apr 2020

No decision on T20 World Cup till August: Sources

The entire sports community is facing the wrath of coronavirus outburst, with IPL being the latest one to be impacted.

Key details regarding Ashwin, Dhoni's online cricket coaching

11 Apr 2020

Key details regarding Ashwin, Dhoni's online cricket coaching

All sport activities including cricket has been canceled or postponed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ignoring suggestions of clerics, Tablighi Jamaat chief organized 'super-spreader' event

06 Apr 2020

Ignoring suggestions of clerics, Tablighi Jamaat chief organized 'super-spreader' event

An event of Tablighi Jamaat held in March 2020 became the reason India's coronavirus numbers spiked and now it has been learned that clerics advised Maulana Mohd. Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of the Islamic sect, to not hold the meet but he ignored their suggestions.

Coronavirus: India records highest single-day casualty, death toll crosses 100

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India records highest single-day casualty, death toll crosses 100

With 27 deaths being reported in a span of 24 hours on Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic crossed 100 in India and now stands at 124, a report in TOI said.

Coronavirus: Odisha announces 'total shutdown' in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Cuttack

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Odisha announces 'total shutdown' in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Cuttack

The Odisha government on Friday announced a "total shutdown" in the capital city of Bhubaneswar and the town of Bhadrak.

Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

02 Apr 2020

Former Hazoori Ragi of Golden Temple dies, was coronavirus positive

In a sorrowful development, Giani Nirmal Singh, the former Hazroori Ragi of Golden Temple, passed away on Thursday morning, a day after testing positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus beds full in Noida, special unit is awaited

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus beds full in Noida, special unit is awaited

This week, the government of India identified ten coronavirus hotspots where the transmission has been unusual, and Noida was among them.

Coronavirus hotspot: 2,361 evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, contact tracing on

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus hotspot: 2,361 evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, contact tracing on

2,361 people, who had been living in Nizamuddin Markaz, the place that has become the hotspot of deadly COVID-19 in India, have been evacuated, reports said on Wednesday.

Here's how Bollywood celebrities are helping battle COVID-19

30 Mar 2020

Here's how Bollywood celebrities are helping battle COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread steadily in India, Bollywood celebrities are coming ahead to contribute towards the country's fight against the deadly virus.