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Couple prints wedding invite like voter ID to promote voting
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Ahead of assembly elections in Karnataka, a couple from state's Haveri district has got their wedding invitations designed like a voter ID to urge people to vote. The invites have the National Emblem on top and a unique code 'SJMRG27042018', which is a combination of the groom and his fiancée's initials along with the date of the wedding.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:00 am on 20 Apr
Yogi a weak CM, officials don't listen to him: UP Minister
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Terming Yogi Adityanath a 'weak' CM, Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said not even low-level officials in the state follow his orders. Like the SP and BSP leaders, CM Yogi is running the system under the influence of a group of few IAS officers, he alleged. The officers become active only on the Election Commission's directives, he added.
short by Anupama K / 08:57 am on 20 Apr
Polls about Hindus, Muslims; not water or road: BJP MLA
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
BJP MLA Sanjay Patil has claimed that the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections are about matters related to Hindus and Muslims and not civic issues such as roads and drinking water. He further said those who support the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya should vote for the BJP, while those who support the Babri Masjid should vote for the Congress.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:56 am on 20 Apr
Karnataka's richest Congress nominee is worth ₹700 crore
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Congress' richest nominee for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections DK Shivakumar has declared his assets worth over ₹700 crore. The leader has declared cash and bank deposits worth ₹95 crore, immovable assets valued at over ₹635.8 crore, among others. Shivakumar, who is currently serving as the state's Energy Minister, had declared assets worth ₹251 crore ahead of 2013 Assembly Elections.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:35 am on 20 Apr
Re-train cops handling sexual offence cases: Maneka to states
short by Radhika Chugh / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
In her letter to the Chief Ministers of all states, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested that police officials are re-trained for handling sexual offence cases. Gandhi also recommended the constitution of special cells to deal with sexual offence cases involving children in a timely manner. She further sought suggestions to reduce crimes against women and children.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:03 pm on 19 Apr
24,000 govt officials apply for crop loan waiver in Maha
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
More than 24,000 government officials applied for Maharashtra government's ₹34,000 crore crop loan waiver scheme. "More than one lakh applications were filed by people who do not comply with some or other criteria. Surprisingly, 24,221 of them were state government officials," an official said. Earlier, the government had announced that its employees, who involved in farming won't get the waiver.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:10 am on 20 Apr
Hope PM Modi pays more attention: IMF chief on Kathua case
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Describing the Kathua rape case as "revolting", IMF chief Christine Lagarde said, "I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister Modi pay more attention." She added that she told PM Modi he didn't talk enough about women during his World Economic Forum speech in January. She later clarified that this was her personal position.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 11:09 pm on 19 Apr
Cash shortage problem to be resolved by Friday: SBI chief
short by Manaya Bagga / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar has said the problem of cash crunch being faced by some states will be resolved by Friday. He said, "Cash is in transition and it is reaching these states by today (Thursday) evening." Explaining that the money withdrawn by people needs to come back to the banking system, Kumar said that the currency should be "recycled".
short by Manaya Bagga / 11:21 pm on 19 Apr
China mulls economic corridor via Himalayas to reach India
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
China has proposed to build an economic corridor with India and Nepal through the Himalayas in a bid to enhance connectivity. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said trilateral cooperation will lead to the development and prosperity of all the three nations. China and Nepal have agreed to a multi-dimensional connectivity network through the Himalayas, under China's Belt and Road Initiative.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:53 pm on 19 Apr
I'm being framed: Jailed doctor on Gorakhpur hospital deaths
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Dr Kafeel Khan, who is in jail in connection with the death of over 60 children at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital last year said he was being falsely implicated and the incident is an administrative failure. Khan has been charged with attempt to murder over the deaths, which occurred due to an alleged disruption in oxygen supply after a payment dispute.
short by Anupama K / 09:07 am on 20 Apr
50% sexual crimes against minors took place in 5 states: CRY
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Of the over-one lakh sexual crimes against minors which took place in 2016 in India, 50% happened in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) said. UP alone accounted for 15% of such crime. The analysis by the NGO also revealed that such crimes have increased five-fold in the past decade.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 11:01 am on 20 Apr
Delhi 1st city to make firms pay ₹100 per hr for power cuts
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Delhi has become the first Indian city to approve a policy directing power distribution companies to provide ₹50 to residents for the second hour of an unscheduled power cut and ₹100 for every subsequent hour. Residents will have to register a "no current" complaint with the electricity provider, following which the compensation will be adjusted against the bill amount.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:56 am on 20 Apr
Verdict on Judge Loya marks sad day in Indian history: Cong
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
After the Supreme Court dismissed petitions demanding an independent probe into Judge BH Loya's death, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the verdict marked a sad day in Indian history. Congress leader Salman Khurshid said people would be deeply disappointed by the verdict. It was alleged that Judge Loya died amid mysterious conditions while hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:09 am on 20 Apr
Priest carries Dalit man on shoulders into Hyderabad temple
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
A 60-year-old priest carried a Dalit man on his shoulders into the inner sanctum of Hyderabad's Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple to show that all people are equal in front of God. The event recreated a legend which took place around 2,700 years ago. The priest also walked around the temple thrice while carrying the man on his shoulders.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:35 am on 20 Apr
Will bring death penalty in Kathua-like cases: Ex-J&K CM
short by Anupama K / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Condemning the Kathua rape case, National Conference President and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah has said his party would introduce a law to award capital punishment in such cases if it comes back to power. "Kathua like rapes are happening all over India, just because our government fails to make any stringent law against rapists," the former chief minister added.
short by Anupama K / 10:56 pm on 19 Apr
18 CPI(M) men get life term for killing TMC workers in 2010
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
As many as 18 CPI(M) members from West Bengal were awarded life imprisonment by a district court on Wednesday for murdering two Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in 2010. The convicts had kidnapped the TMC workers from their villages and lynched them. The conviction comes ahead of the panchayat elections in the state, which are scheduled to be held next month.
short by Anupama K / 12:12 am on 20 Apr
Army busts terrorist hideout in J&K's Doda, recovers weapons
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
The Indian Army on Thursday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district and recovered several arms and ammunition. The hideout was identified during a search operation by the security forces. The recovered items include an AK-47 rifle, AK-56 rifle, two hand grenades, along with five magazines, some utensils and warm clothing.
short by Anupama K / 08:59 am on 20 Apr
Man stabbed to death after fight over parking in Delhi
short by Sanchita Jain / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
A man in Delhi's Badarpur was allegedly stabbed to death by three of his neighbours after an argument broke out between them over parking his bike on Tuesday. One of the accused asked the victim to park his bike in another location which led to a scuffle that was resolved on police's intervention. Later, they stabbed him over another argument.
short by Sanchita Jain / 08:35 am on 20 Apr
Cop booked for molesting lady constable on court premises
short by Sanchita Jain / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
A police constable from Navi Mumbai has been booked for allegedly molesting a woman constable on Thane court premises following an argument over giving water to an accused. The constable told her to wait when she asked him to unlock the accused's handcuffs as he was thirsty. Following this, a scuffle broke out and he pulled her by the collar.
short by Sanchita Jain / 08:35 am on 20 Apr
10-year-old raped during wedding function in Chhattisgarh
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 10-year-old girl during a wedding function in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district. Police said the accused had lured the girl away from her family, raped her and then murdered her by hitting a stone on her head. The girl's body was found dumped in a dry riverbed on Thursday morning.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:06 am on 20 Apr
UP govt schools starts new academic session without books
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Books haven't been made available for primary and secondary government schools in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur even after two weeks of the commencement of the new academic session. "Due to less tender, the publisher could not make the books on time," an official cited as the reason. Meanwhile, some schools have collected books from the students of the previous session.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:13 am on 20 Apr
Hadiya's accusations more painful than SC order: Father
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
After the Supreme Court restored Hadiya's marriage in the alleged Kerala love jihad case, her father KM Ashokan said he was more pained by Hadiya's accusations against him than the SC verdict. In a video released last year, Hadiya claimed that her father physically assaulted her during house arrest. She also alleged that he was misled by "anti-Islamic" groups.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:56 am on 20 Apr
Man attacked by mob for serving banned meat at son's wedding
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
A man in a village in Jharkhand's Koderma was allegedly attacked by a mob on Tuesday over suspicions that he had served banned meat at his son’s wedding reception. Police arrested at least seven people in connection with the case and Section 144 was imposed in the area. Further, the hooves have been sent for forensic test, police officials said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 11:55 pm on 19 Apr
Headless body of missing minor girl found in a field in UP
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
The headless body of a six-year-old girl, who went missing on April 12, was found in a field in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit on Thursday, police said. The girl had left her home to visit her grandparents who live in a nearby area, however, she did not reach the destination. Police are probing the matter based on her family's complaint.
short by Anupama K / 08:57 am on 20 Apr
Boy 'depressed' as admit card has father's name as applicant
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
A 17-year-old student in Madhya Pradesh went into depression after his entrance exam admit card showed his father's name as the candidate, the boy's father has claimed. According to the father, he went to the issuing office to get the error rectified but the officials refused to correct it saying the rules did not permit changes in admit cards.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 11:38 am on 20 Apr
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