Kanishka Singharia

Kanishka is a journalist at Hindustan Times’ news desk. When not in newsroom, you will find her on streets of Delhi exploring food cafes or capturing world through her lens.

Articles by Kanishka Singharia

India's 1983 cricket heroes counsel wrestlers against throwing medals in Ganga

The remarks from the World Cup-winning team came after the aggrieved wrestlers had planned to throw away their medals into the country's sacred Ganga River.

Olympic medalist wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik and others, who have accused the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and are demanding his arrest.(ANI)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 04:26 PM IST

‘Is this new India, where POCSO, arrest don’t apply to Brij Bhushan?': Sibal

The wrestlers have been protesting for over a month in Delhi demanding the arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal has reacted to wrestlers protest against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh.
Published on May 31, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Asaduddin Owaisi challenges BJP to ‘conduct surgical strike on China’

The AIMIM chief said, "They say a surgical strike will be done in the old city. Do a surgical strike on China if you have guts."

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi speaks to the media.(Chandrakant Paddhane )
Published on May 31, 2023 10:22 AM IST

BJP MP hands over 1L cheque to kin of Delhi teen murdered on camera

The murder took place within the limits of the Shahbad Dairy Police Station in Delhi and the body of the girl was found lying on the street.

BJP MP Hans Raj Hans meets the family of the 16-year-old girl who was murdered by accused Sahil and hands over a cheque of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 lakh to them.
Published on May 30, 2023 02:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

‘Completely destroyed’: Family of circus worker killed by terrorists in Anantnag

Deepu, a non-Muslim worker from Udhampur, was attacked near Jagland Mandi in Anantnag where the circus team was camping.

A family member of Deepu, a worker who was shot dead by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in Anantnag district on Monday, mourns his demise, in Udhampur district.(PTI)
Published on May 30, 2023 01:13 PM IST

Cops have new details about murdered Delhi teen's boyfriend: ‘Tattoo of Praveen’

The police are also reportedly investigating a tattoo found on the victim's hand that bears the name "Praveen."

Delhi Police arrests Sahil, accused of allegedly stabbing a minor girl in the Shahabad Dairy area of northwest Delhi, in Bulandshahr on Monday, (HT photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 09:50 AM IST

'All limits crossed... horrifying': DCW chief on 16-year-old girl's murder

Delhi Shahbad Dairy Murder case: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed to death by her 20-year-old boyfriend.

Delhi murder case: The women's panel head said that the national capital has become “extremely unsafe for women and girls.
Published on May 29, 2023 03:15 PM IST

On Moosewala's death anniversary, mother's emotional tribute at his village

The young rapper was much-loved for his music in India and Canada, where he had gone as a student.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by half a dozen assailants in Mansa on May 29. (PTI)
Published on May 29, 2023 02:40 PM IST

Delhi Police explains why it cleared wresters' Jantar Mantar protest site

The Delhi Police on Sunday removed tents and other installations set up by wrestlers at Jantar Mantar.

 Police and Paramilitary personnel detain wrestler Vinesh Phogat during the protest march from Jantar Mantar to New Parliament House against the alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers by WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo/Amit Sharma)(Amit Sharma)
Published on May 29, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 jolts Assam's Sonitpur, tremors felt in Guwahati too

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) stated that the epicentre was 15 kilometers deep.

Representative image.(iStock)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:42 AM IST

US teen murders parents, siblings, alleges they were plotting to eat him

The co-worker told police that Olalde said “he had killed his family because they were cannibals, and they were going to eat him,” the affidavit states.

Cesar Olalde was taken into custody and now faces charges of capital murder on multiple people.(GoFundMe)
Published on May 27, 2023 10:14 PM IST

World’s ‘slowest’ student finally graduates at 71

“I just wanted to learn because I was curious. That desire for learning, he said, is what inspired him to finish his degree after all these years”, Ross said.

Arthur Ross first enrolled at UBC in 1969.(UBC)
Published on May 27, 2023 06:58 PM IST

Tourist who stripped naked at temple in Bali sent for mental health treatment

Police also accused the tourist of failing to pay bills at multiple hotels during her holiday on the popular island.

The South Asian nation has noticed an upsurge in foreign tourists being deported for acting or making gestures that the authorities claim hurt the “religious sensibilities” of Balinese Hindus.(Unsplash)
Published on May 26, 2023 11:24 PM IST

MP Navneet Rana's 'Britisher's brain' dig at Oppn amid Parliament launch row

Navneet Kaur Rana, independent MP from Amravati, on Friday slammed the Opposition for their call to boycott the new Parliament building inauguration.

Navneet Kaur Rana, independent MP from Amravati.
Published on May 26, 2023 07:04 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

On viral 'fungus in Lassi' video, Amul says 'creating unnecessary fear'

The dairy brand called the video “fake” and said it was “being used to create misinformation” about Amul products.

Screengrab from the viral video.
Published on May 26, 2023 04:00 PM IST

Watch | Women in Maharashtra village risk their lives to fetch water

Maharashtra's minister of tribal development has promised to address the serious water crises in the community.

The bottom of the well is almost bone dry except for a small puddle of muddy water.
Published on May 25, 2023 07:48 PM IST

Amid 'sweltering heat', cheetah in Madhya Pradesh had 4 cubs. Only 1 alive now

The wild cat had already lost a cub to suspected dehydration and weakness on Tuesday and is now left with only one newborn.

Namibian cheetah Jwala, earlier known as Siyaya, gave birth to four cubs on March 27. (File)
Published on May 25, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Garima Lohia, UPSC CSE rank 2, credits her late father: ‘kept his photo’

Garima Lohia's father, Manoj Kumar Lohia, passed away in 2015, leaving behind a wife and three children.

UPSC CSE Garima Lohia, who secured 2nd rank in civil services exam 2022, moved to her native place Buxar from Delhi for civil services preparation.(HT photo)
Published on May 25, 2023 03:32 PM IST

Congress's Adhir Ranjan defends ‘Pagla Modi’ remark after backlash

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was slammed by the BJP for his controversial “Pagla Modi” (mad Modi) comment.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said he was echoing people's sentiments after the Centre's decision to withdraw <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 currency notes.(PTI)
Published on May 24, 2023 07:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Owaisi's ‘untouchable’ jibe at Oppn, targets Centre over new Parliament row

Asaduddin Owaisi said that according to the Constitution, the Lok Sabha Speaker is entitled to inaugurate the Parliament building, not the PM.

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi addresses a press conference, in Hyderabad.(PTI)
Published on May 24, 2023 05:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

PM Modi's message for successful candidates in UPSC CSE and those who failed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all those who cleared the civil services examination 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Published on May 23, 2023 08:30 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Man asked for 'cremation centre receipt' to change booking by Vistara Airlines

Vistara swiftly responded, expressing regret to the user and vowed to investigate the matter.

Representational image.
Published on May 23, 2023 06:17 PM IST

No ‘zero traffic' rule, ‘garlands’ for me: Karnataka's new CM Siddaramaiah

Zero traffic protocols are used when top dignitaries of the state travel by road and the police impose traffic restrictions on the public until they pass.

Karnataka's new chief minister Siddaramaiah.
Published on May 21, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

In first Cabinet meet, Karnataka govt gives 'in-principle' nod to 5 ‘guarantees’

The new Karnataka government accorded in-principal approval to implement the Gruha Lakshmi scheme.

Newly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah with deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar.(PTI)
Published on May 20, 2023 09:59 PM IST

IMD's latest heatwave warning: Mercury to soar in next few days

The IMD issued a heatwave warning for seven states -Uttar Pradesh West Bengal, Jharkhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius and 4.5 degrees above normal.(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 20, 2023 05:37 PM IST

US man kills grandmother. Then calls his maid to clean ‘real mess’

Anthony Michael Corrado is accused of attacking his 82-year-old grandmother with a hammer, and “severely beating” his grandfather.

The police arrested Corrado and took him to the Collier County jail.(Facebook/ Collier County Sheriff's Office)
Published on May 20, 2023 04:01 PM IST

Karnataka CM oath ceremony to be Oppn's show of strength: List of invitees

Nitish Kumar will attend the swearing-in of Congress government in Karnataka, JD(U) spokesperson Rajib Ranjan told news agency PTI.

The ceremony may be a show of strength for opposition parties as they work to join hands to take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls
Published on May 18, 2023 08:30 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

US woman, 77, marries herself in celebration of ‘self-love’

Fideli said she got the inspiration to marry herself from her neighbour, who witnessed a lady do something similar on a talk show.

The decorations included a two-tiered white cake with red roses on top, as well as heart-shaped cookies and finger sandwiches in the shape of wedding bells.(REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2023 11:28 PM IST

First-time flyer smokes 'beedi' on Akasa Air flight; arrested

The passenger has been booked on charges of endangering the lives of others, police said.

The incident came to light when the crew members found the accused, smoking inside the lavatory.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE ONLY)
Published on May 17, 2023 09:51 PM IST

‘Drunk’ US driver switches places with his dog to avoid arrest

Before exiting his car, the man behind the wheel swapped places with a dog in his passenger seat, an officer who was observing him said.

The police said the dog was handed over to an acquaintance of the driver.
Published on May 17, 2023 08:00 PM IST
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