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Differently-abled UPSC topper trolled on social media, shares post
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Differently-abled UPSC 2014 topper Ira Singhal in a Facebook post said she was cyberbullied by a person who commented "kubdi" on her Instagram post to troll her. "Unfortunately someone who cannot be bullied is being attempted to be bullied," she said. "This is why we need our education system to focus on producing better human beings," she added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:19 pm on 15 Jul
Amit Shah is Home Minister, not God: Owaisi after spat in Lok Sabha
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Following a verbal spat with Home Minister Amit Shah in Lok Sabha during discussion on NIA (Amendment) Bill, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Shah threatens by raising his finger but he is a Home Minister, not God. Owaisi alleged that whoever doesn't support their (BJP) decisions, they call them anti-nationals. NIA (Amendment) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:51 pm on 15 Jul
K'taka MLAs write to Mumbai Police again, seek protection from Cong
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The 14 Karnataka rebel MLAs, staying at a Mumbai hotel, wrote to the police again, seeking protection from Congress leaders who may try to meet them. "We have absolutely no intention to meet Shri Mallikarjun Kharge ji or Ghulam Nabi Azad ji or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra and Karnataka...we anticipate a serious threat from them," they said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:01 pm on 15 Jul
CRPF personnel jump in stream to save girl from drowning in J&K
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel saved a 14-year-old girl from drowning in a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla on Monday. The girl had slipped into the stream and was being washed away by strong currents. Six CRPF personnel rushed to save the girl and two constables, MG Naidu and Nalla Upendra, jumped into the stream to catch her.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:55 pm on 15 Jul
DIG-rank officer booked for sexually harassing woman on train
short by Anmol Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Railway Protection Force Deputy Inspector General Vijay Khatarkar, currently posted with West Central Railway in Jabalpur, has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a railway official's wife on board a train. As per police, the complainant was sleeping on a lower berth when the DIG sexually harassed her. The complainant told police that she resisted DIG's advances and alerted co-passengers.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:30 pm on 15 Jul
Man held for threatening to kill self if not allowed to sell liquor
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A man was arrested in Gujarat's Rajkot on Saturday for threatening to set himself and his family on fire if the government didn't permit him to sell alcohol or run a gambling den. He was granted bail after he assured he wouldn't take any extreme step. He said he cannot do physical labour after losing a leg in an accident.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:00 pm on 15 Jul
Don't use 'My Lord' while addressing judges: Rajasthan HC to lawyers
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Rajasthan High Court has asked lawyers to stop addressing judges as "My lord" and "Your Lordship" in order to "honour the mandate of equality enshrined in the Constitution". A bench of justices in 2014 had observed that it wasn't compulsory to call judges "My Lord", "Your Lordship" or "Your Honour". "We only say address us respectfully," the bench had said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:25 pm on 15 Jul
Man jailed for posts against Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A man was sent to jail in Uttarakhand for allegedly posting offensive and objectionable posts against Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on his Facebook account. Uttarkashi Superintendent of Police Pankaj Bhatt said that the accused was arrested from Purola area on Sunday. He was produced before a court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate which sent him to jail.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:21 pm on 15 Jul
'Is Governor a mere puppet?' asked in Bihar Civil Services Exam
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A question in Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Examination (Mains) on Sunday asked candidates, "Critically examine the role of Governor in the state politics in India, particularly in Bihar. Is he a mere puppet?" The BPSC officials were quoted as saying that they had no role in setting the questions. They added that there was nothing wrong with the question.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:10 pm on 15 Jul
Saravana owner suffers heart attack, extremely critical: Doctors
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain Founder and murder case convict P Rajagopal suffered from a heart attack on Saturday and remains extremely critical, doctors have said. Rajagopal, who is currently on ventilator support, surrendered in Chennai on July 9 to serve a life term. He had arrived in an ambulance with an oxygen mask strapped to his face to surrender himself.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:00 pm on 15 Jul
Air India pilot suspended for 3 months for failing alcohol test
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
An Air India pilot was suspended for three months after he tested positive in a pre-flight breath-analyser test on Saturday. The pilot wanted to fly as a passenger from Delhi to Bengaluru, but as the flight was full, he requested to fly in the cockpit as an additional crew member. However, he was deplaned after he failed the alcohol test.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:46 pm on 15 Jul
1 arrested for violence against doctors at Mumbai hospital
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A man was arrested on Monday by Mumbai Police in relation to the attack on three doctors of Nair Hospital. Three people were named in the FIR, out of which two were women. Family members of the patient allegedly attacked the doctors on Sunday after he died during treatment. Police said efforts were underway to arrest the other accused.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:59 pm on 15 Jul
Delhi govt to give free safety kits to sanitation workers: Kejriwal
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government will give free safety kits to sanitation workers. Speaking at a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) workshop, Kejriwal said he feels dejected to hear about the deaths of sanitation workers. DJB Vice Chairman Dinesh Mohaniya said the one-day workshop was organised to make sanitation workers aware about the use of safety kits.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:18 pm on 15 Jul
Kolkata Metro starts high-level probe into passenger's death
short by Apaar Sharma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Two days after the death of a passenger in Kolkata Metro, senior railway safety officials visited the accident spot and started a high-level probe on Monday. Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS-Metro division) Sailesh Garg examined the metro rake, a door of which had allegedly malfunctioned. The passenger had died after his hand got stuck between the gates of the train.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:36 pm on 15 Jul
A 19-year-old aspiring model was allegedly killed by her boyfriend on suspicion of her "character" in Maharashtra's Nagpur, police said, adding that the accused has been arrested. A police official said they received information on Saturday morning about the body of a woman found on a highway with her face crushed. The boyfriend allegedly suspected her "closeness" with some youths.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:35 pm on 15 Jul
Centre issued 10 advisories to WB in just 10 days: TMC leader
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Accusing the Centre of targeting West Bengal government, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Monday said that the Centre has issued "10 advisories" to the state government in "just 10 days". He added that this is "hurting the parliamentary democratic system". "Why the West Bengal government is being targeted? We will not allow it," the TMC leader said.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:36 pm on 15 Jul
Violence erupts in West Bengal, train services disrupted
short by Shashank Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Violence broke out in West Bengal's Kankinara on Monday following which the locals disrupted train services in the Barrackpore-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER), an official said. The services were affected for about two hours and 16 local trains were delayed, the official added. Miscreants hurled bombs, prompting the administration to deploy the RAF to control the situation, he said.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:25 pm on 15 Jul
Abortion will rise after media reports of MLA's daughter: BJP MLA
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Gopal Bhargava on Sunday said that the reports run by national channels on BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra's daughter Sakshi will lead to a rise in abortion and female infanticide across the country. There will be a huge difference in the sex ratio which we will see in social surveys over the next three years, Bhargava said.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 07:42 pm on 15 Jul
₹17.66-crore Marathi Language Bhavan to be built in Mumbai
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The Maharashtra government has approved the construction of a sub-centre for Marathi Language Bhavan costing ₹17.66 crore in Mumbai's Airoli. The move is a bid to bring all offices of the Marathi language department together for better coordination. The centre will accommodate departments like The Directorate of Languages, Board of Literature and Culture and Marathi Encyclopedia Production Board.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 08:42 pm on 15 Jul
Woman dies after fight over water at public tap in Andhra
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
A 38-year-old woman was killed in a fight over filling water from a public tap in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district. The victim was standing in a queue at the tap when another woman tried to break it, leading to an argument which turned violent. The victim died on the spot after sustaining head injuries and police have detained the attacker.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 09:39 pm on 15 Jul
1.14 lakh affected by floods in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
At least 1.14 lakh people in 154 villages have been affected after rainfall and rising waters of two rivers led to floods in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, officials said on Monday. The low-lying areas of the state's capital Shillong have also been flooded. Efforts are on to evacuate the flood victims and take them to safer locations, officials added.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 07:28 pm on 15 Jul
C'garh govt criticised over proposal to add egg in mid-day meals
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The Chhattisgarh government's proposal to add egg in the Mid-day Meal Scheme to fight malnutrition in students was criticised by social organisations and the BJP opposition. "This is a move to promote non-vegetarian food. There are other vegetarian options to fight...malnourishment," said an opposer. The government had reached out to the group through a committee, however, no solution was found.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 07:32 pm on 15 Jul
7-yr-old drowns in Mumbai drain, 3rd such incident in a week
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
In the third such incident in the past seven days, a seven-year-old boy drowned after falling into an open drain in Mumbai's Dharavi on Monday. The boy was pulled out and rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police have filed a case of negligence against the officers and staff involved in supervision work of the drainage.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 08:45 pm on 15 Jul
Assam floods death toll rises to 15; nearly 43 lakh affected
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The death toll in the Assam floods, caused by heavy rainfall and landslides in the region, rose to 15 on Monday. The second wave of floods has increased the number of people affected to nearly 43 lakh in 30 of the state's 33 districts. The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 15 teams comprising 380 personnel to tackle the situation.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 10:51 pm on 15 Jul
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