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Journalist hacked to death while covering clashes in Tripura
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
29-year-old television journalist Shantanu Bhowmik was hacked to death near Tripura's capital Agartala on Wednesday while covering a clash between the Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad and the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT). He was repeatedly stabbed by sharp weapons, reports said. Following the incident, Section 144 has been imposed in West Tripura & Khowai.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:03 pm on 20 Sep
Two paramilitary personnel martyred in terror attack in J&K
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Two Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel were martyred and several others were injured in a terror attack on an SSB camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The paramilitary personnel had been deployed on a newly constructed tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Those martyred include an SSB officer and a jawan, reports said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:26 pm on 20 Sep
12-yr-old in Chhattisgarh diagnosed with all 4 malaria types
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A 12-year-old Chhattisgarh boy was diagnosed with quadruple malaria, wherein all four malaria-causing species are found in a single blood sample, making it the first such reported case from India. Of the four species, P. falciparum was the dominant one, which has been found in 70% of the 4.86 lakh malaria cases reported till July this year, doctors said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:07 pm on 20 Sep
6 labourers dead as tunnel roof collapses in Telangana
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
At least six labourers died and two others were seriously injured after the roof of an under-construction irrigation tunnel in Telangana's Rajanna-Sircilla collapsed on Wednesday evening. The migrant labourers, who hailed from Jharkhand and Bihar, were working at the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project site. Superintendent of Police Vishwajit said more people could be trapped under the debris.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:57 pm on 20 Sep
Ram Rahim lured devotees into donating their children
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A former Dera devotee has revealed that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh used to lure devotees into donating their children who were to be given to those followers who did not have kids. "We gave away our two-and-a-half-month-old child just because we had faith in Ram Rahim, so we did what he told us to," the devotee said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:42 pm on 20 Sep
Couples’ vulgar acts in parks lead to rape: Sakshi Maharaj
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has said that people ignore couples when they behave in a vulgar fashion in cars and parks and later demand action against the police when rapes happen. Couples hug each other as if they will eat one another, he said. "The right thing would be to take action and put such couples behind bars," he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:31 pm on 20 Sep
Hyd police bust racket trying to marry minors to sheikhs
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Hyderabad Police on Wednesday arrested 20 people in connection with a racket organising 'contract marriages' of minor girls with men from the Middle East and Gulf countries. The arrested include eight foreign nationals from Oman and Qatar and three qazis. They were planning to traffic at least 20 women and minor girls, the police said.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:32 pm on 20 Sep
Tourism in India suffering due to poor sanitation: Javadekar
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday claimed poor sanitation was the reason behind tourists' preference to stay away from India, despite its tourist attractions. Adding that India has more places worth visiting than any other country, Javadekar said, "Paris alone draws 10 times more tourists than entire India." He urged students to signal the "cult of cleanliness".
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:54 pm on 20 Sep
Unemployment reason for Modi, Trump’s rise to power: Rahul
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as people are in pain due to unemployment. "I do not know Trump. I don't go there. But, certainly, our Prime Minister is not doing enough (in creating jobs)," Gandhi, who is on a two-week US tour, said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:33 pm on 20 Sep
Farmer who got ₹0.01 waiver to get dues post Aadhaar linking
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
An Uttar Pradesh farmer who had received one paisa loan waiver under a government scheme will get the due amount after linking Aadhaar to his functioning bank account, District Magistrate Arvind Malappa Bangari said. According to the DM, the farmer had opened an account in 2011 which was "restructured" due to irregularities and a different account was opened later.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:46 pm on 20 Sep
UP headmaster comes drunk to class, gets suspended
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The headmaster of a government school in Kanpur reportedly came to class while drunk. A video shows primary schoolchildren in Nivada village giggling while playing with his hair and touching his forehead. The education department in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the headmaster, who was reportedly lying down by the roadside before some villagers had taken him to the school.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:35 pm on 20 Sep
Thieves return stolen gold, tell owner to deposit it in bank
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Two unidentified men on Monday returned 99 sovereigns of gold and ₹13,000 to a family in Karnataka's Mangaluru, days after stealing it from them. The thieves threw a packet containing the stolen items into the house along with a note advising the owners to deposit the gold in the bank. The note further said the thieves regretted committing the crime.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:46 pm on 20 Sep
TN headmaster gets 55-yr jail for sexually abusing 20 girls
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A Tamil Nadu court on Tuesday sentenced a former government school headmaster to 55 years in jail for sexually abusing 20 girl students. He was awarded five years each for abusing five girls belonging to Scheduled Caste and two years each for abusing 15 others. The accused is suspected to have sexually abused 91 boys and girls at the school.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:55 pm on 20 Sep
Railways plans special menu for trains during Durga Puja
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Railways has planned a special menu for passengers travelling in Rajdhani and Duronto trains, for four days of Durga Puja this year. Further, food plazas at major stations under the Eastern Railway Zone have been instructed to offer complimentary drinks or desserts with the meal ordered by passengers. Last year, only Rajdhani passengers could avail the special menu.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:48 pm on 20 Sep
Delhi doctors who issued fake medical certificates suspended
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has suspended five doctors in the city for six months for allegedly issuing fake medical leave certificates. In one of the cases, a doctor had reportedly issued a six-month medical leave certificate to a Delhi teacher without a medical examination. The DMC further directed them to refrain from such unethical practices in the future.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 10:54 pm on 20 Sep
Form committees for street vendors through polls: Delhi HC
short by Sonu Kumari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Delhi High Court directed the city government to set up a Town Vending Committee in each municipality through elections by considering representatives of street vendors. The court added that the rights of street vendors were being "grossly affected" after the petitioners alleged the government was violating the law by not including elected representatives of street vendors in the committees.
short by Sonu Kumari / 04:03 pm on 20 Sep
Congress failed to provide jobs: Rahul Gandhi in US
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, during his address in the United States, admitted that previous UPA government failed to provide the jobs it promised to the citizens. PM Narendra Modi's government is failing to deliver on the same too, he added. Rahul also compared PM Modi and US President Donald Trump, saying that they both 'rose because of jobs'.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:15 pm on 20 Sep
Madras High Court extends stay on floor test in TN Assembly
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended the stay order on a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the court disposed of the petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs. The MLAs, who support expelled party leader TTV Dhinakaran, challenged their expulsion under the anti-defection law arguing that they had not resigned or joined any other party.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 09:39 pm on 20 Sep
HC pulls up DUSU Prez in public property defacement case
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday criticised newly elected Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) President Rocky Tuseed for not appearing before it in an ongoing case of defacement of public property during the DUSU elections. "This is the leadership you are going to provide? You have covered the public signs, so you have to bear the cost," the court said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 09:46 pm on 20 Sep
I can win from any of Karnataka's 224 seats: CM Siddaramaiah
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that he can win from any of the 224 constituencies in the state. Reacting to BJP's decision to field party state President BS Yeddyurappa from north Karnataka, Siddaramaiah said, "Yeddyurappa may contest from anywhere, but victory will be ours. But our party high command will decide where I should contest from."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:29 pm on 20 Sep
Over 1,000 govt schools in Delhi to get CCTVs in classes
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Delhi government is planning to install CCTV cameras in all the classrooms of its 1,029 government schools, to ensure the safety of students. The cameras that the schools currently have were installed two years ago but only at the main gates and some of the corridors. A review of these existing CCTVs will also be done, reports said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:57 pm on 20 Sep
Cyber crimes in Noida rise 265% since last year
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Incidents of cyber crime have risen by 265% in Uttar Pradesh's Noida since last year, according to Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation (CCCI) data. The CCCI received 1,482 complaints of cyber crimes till September this year, as compared to 560 complaints in 2016. The maximum number of complaints were related to stealing of credit and debit card data.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 10:08 pm on 20 Sep
India, China performance to decide shaping of world: Rahul
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the performance of India and China will determine fundamental shaping of the world. "There are two large migrations taking place - one is completely free and the other is centrally controlled... It's not my place to say that China should be democratic or not. They have chosen their path," Rahul added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:58 pm on 20 Sep
Kolkata Durga Puja pandals to be themed around note ban
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Two Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata have selected demonetisation as their theme this year. Mitra Sanghati's pandal has announced plans to depict the 'suffering caused to people' due to demonetisation and feature a tree with prints of banned ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency as its leaves. Another pandal in North 24 Parganas district will feature an out-of-money ATM machine.
short by Radhika Chugh / 03:28 pm on 20 Sep
Mumbai cyclone alert a rumour, clarifies civic body
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
After messages about a cyclone in Mumbai went viral on social media, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation denied having issued a cyclone warning and requested people "not to spread and trust rumours". Meanwhile, around 75 flights were cancelled at Mumbai airport due to heavy rains. Further, the Meteorological Department has predicted intermittent rains in the city for the next 24 hours.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:38 pm on 20 Sep
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