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Assam man arrested for making fake FB profiles of 17 cops 'for fun'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A 30-year-old Assam man was arrested on Saturday for running fake Facebook profiles of 17 Indian police officers, which he claims he was doing 'just for fun.' "He'd add these profiles to his account, perhaps to show off the proximity to his friends," said Guwahati Commissioner. Apart from these fake profiles, he had another six profiles under his name.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:11 pm on 22 Jul
Video shows Jackie Shroff clearing traffic on Lucknow road
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Actor Jackie Shroff has shared a video on Twitter where he is seen managing traffic on a road in Lucknow. In the video, the 61-year-old actor is seen on the road diverting vehicles coming from the opposite side on the same lane where his car is. The actor then goes back to his car after clearing his path.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 09:22 pm on 22 Jul
It seems safer to be a cow than a Muslim: Shashi Tharoor
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
In an article condemning incidents of violence by India's "Hindutva" forces, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said, "It seems safer in many places these days to be a cow than a Muslim." He also slammed Minorities Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for claiming that there have been "no big communal riots" in India over the past four years.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 08:03 pm on 22 Jul
Kerala best in governance, Bihar worst: Think tank report
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Kerala has been rated as the best-governed state in India for the third consecutive time in the Public Affairs Index released by Bengaluru-based think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC). While Tamil Nadu was rated second on the index, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar were ranked the lowest. The index was based on 100 indicators, which were derived from government data.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:07 pm on 22 Jul
4 injured as five-storey building collapses in Ghaziabad
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
As many as four people were injured after a five-storey, under construction building collapsed near Dasna flyover in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Police, fire department and disaster response personnel were rushed to the spot to conduct rescue operations. This comes days after a building collapsed in Greater Noida's Shahberi village, killing 9 people and causing a neighbouring building to collapse.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 07:32 pm on 22 Jul
Adopt the trees: Gambhir to Kejriwal on plantation drive
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the government was planning a massive plantation drive in the capital, cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote to him on Twitter, "...besides plantation you also need to adopt the trees to preserve them." "I hope that thrust is on that aspect too...," Gambhir added. Supporting his view, Kejriwal replied, "Sure. That's most (important)..."
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:47 pm on 22 Jul
Will act against leaders who weaken Congress' fight: Rahul
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Following a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "If a party leader gives a wrong statement and weakens our fight, I will not hesitate to take action." Meanwhile, he also said the "electoral math is clear" and the opposition must unite to win the Lok Sabha elections.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:17 pm on 22 Jul
Amit Shah part of 1800 BJP WhatsApp groups to curb fake news
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
BJP President Amit Shah is part of 1,800 WhatsApp groups formed by Delhi BJP for providing "direct information" and preventing the spread of fake news. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is also part of the groups, which are aimed at bringing all party workers at the same platform and ensuring that the party's directions and assignments are undertaken sincerely.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:36 pm on 22 Jul
Rahul should be PM candidate for united Opp'n: Punjab CM
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has said Congress President Rahul Gandhi should be the PM candidate for the united Opposition in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Adding that the central Congress leadership should explore all alliance possibilities, he said the state units will follow their decision. Earlier, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said the party will not ally with AAP.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:54 pm on 22 Jul
Worms found in midday meal, teacher says they're cumin seeds
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Worms were found in the midday meal served to primary school students in West Bengal, following which parents lodged a protest with school authorities. A student said, "When I pointed out that there were worms in the meal, the teacher brushed it aside saying they were cumin seeds (jeera)." Meanwhile, the parents have threatened to intensify their protest.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:25 pm on 22 Jul
Two Russian nationals booked for growing marijuana in Goa
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The Goa Police has busted a marijuana cultivation racket being run in the backyard of a house in Siolim village, allegedly by two Russian nationals. Contraband worth ₹10 lakh was seized by the police, while the accused were booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:18 pm on 22 Jul
People will be allowed to prove citizenship in Assam: Govt
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all individuals in Assam will get "sufficient opportunity" to prove their citizenship. In a series of tweets, he said the final NRC will be published after all objections are examined, adding that nobody will be placed under detention after NRC publication.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:18 pm on 22 Jul
Woman ends life by jumping from 9th floor of court building
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a district court building in Surat on Saturday. "She had come for a hearing of a domestic violence case that she had lodged against her husband," the police said. Her body was taken to the hospital for postmortem, while an investigation is currently underway.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:11 pm on 22 Jul
BJP councillor held for raping woman, trying to extort her
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Maharashtra BJP councillor Dheeraj Digambar Pathe has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman for the last three years and trying to extort ₹5 lakh from her when she refused to marry him. After she repeatedly turned down his demands, the accused also opened a Facebook account in her name and started sending objectionable messages through it to defame her.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 04:45 pm on 22 Jul
Noise pollution rules permit loudspeakers: Delhi Police
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The Delhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that loudspeakers are permitted under noise pollution rules, which only lay down restrictions like timings and decibel level. The court was hearing a PIL seeking a ban on the use of loudspeakers at religious places in Delhi. The petitioner had claimed that loudspeakers were never part of any religion.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 04:54 pm on 22 Jul
HC grants anticipatory bail to woman sued by lesbian partner
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman accused of breaching the trust of her lesbian partner and using casteist slurs against her. The court observed that the breach of trust complaint was "questionable" as the legality of their relationship couldn't be considered. The complainant failed to prove the accused committed offences under SC/ST act, it added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 05:41 pm on 22 Jul
Deaf and mute girl raped, reveals ordeal in sign language
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A 12-year-old deaf and mute girl was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore on Saturday, the police said. The police said the accused, who persuaded her to visit a secluded area and allegedly raped her there, was arrested within hours of the incident. She reached home and narrated the incident to her parents through sign language.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:12 pm on 22 Jul
Rahul has seriously hurt image of Indian politician: Jaitley
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of "concocting" a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Rahul...has lowered his own credibility and seriously hurt the image of an Indian politician before the world at large." Gandhi claimed Macron told him there was no binding secrecy clause in the Rafale deal, but this was denied by France's government.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:13 pm on 22 Jul
Victim takes foetus to police station to file rape complaint
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A woman carried a five-month-old foetus to a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha on Sunday to file a complaint, alleging that she was raped six months ago and was forced to consume contraception pills. Police said the accused was in a relationship with the woman, adding that he forced her to terminate the pregnancy to avoid getting married.
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:38 pm on 22 Jul
Belated wisdom: P Chidambaram on GST rate cuts
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Reacting to the government cutting GST rates for nearly 100 items, Congress leader P Chidambaram tweeted, "Belated wisdom. Why did Government not follow our advice in July 2017?" Adding that the present GST is still "unreformed", he said, "When elections are around the corner, government cuts rates. I suppose that makes a good case for frequent elections in different states!"
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 04:43 pm on 22 Jul
Five drown in Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Five people drowned on Sunday after they were washed away due to floodwaters while bathing in the Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu. The incident followed the release of excess water from the Stanley reservoir of the Mettur dam. Authorities said that they had issued mandatory warnings about possible flooding before and after the release of excess water.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:28 pm on 22 Jul
Reverse countdown of Modi govt has begun: Sonia Gandhi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
At a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee (CWC), former Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the "reverse countdown of the Modi government has begun." She further said, "We have to rescue our people from a dangerous regime that is compromising the democracy of India."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:42 pm on 22 Jul
BJP trying to create atmosphere of Talibani Hinduism: WB CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After a 28-year-old man was lynched in Rajasthan on the suspicion that he was smuggling cows, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of trying to create an "atmosphere of Talibani Hinduism and Talibani communalism." Claiming the BJP had "unleashed religious terrorism", she said, "Those who now rule the country have bloodstains on their hands."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:43 pm on 22 Jul
Govt to recruit nearly 55,000 jawans in armed police forces
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
In a massive recruitment drive, the government has advertised for nearly 55,000 job openings in armed police forces, out of which 47,307 vacancies are for men and 7,646 for women. The maximum vacancies, 21,566 posts, are for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The salaries will range from ₹69,100 to ₹21,700, and the last date for application is August 20.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 05:12 pm on 22 Jul
19,800 children died in Maharashtra in 12 months
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Addressing the Maharashtra Legislative Council, state Health Minister Deepak Sawant said 19,799 children died in Maharashtra between April 2017 and March 2018. He listed poor weight at birth, premature delivery and deformities as reasons behind the deaths. Women are provided free treatment for 42 days after delivery and children aged under one year are given free medical aid, he added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 04:37 pm on 22 Jul
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