Sharmita Kar
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Viral Video: UP Kabaddi players served food in toilet; sports officer suspended

The UP government's Sports Directorate has blamed 'defective operations' for the incident that has caused 'immense slander against the department and the government', following an outrage.

Viral video of under-17 kabaddi players in UP's Saharanpur being served food in the bathroom.
Viral video of under-17 kabaddi players in UP's Saharanpur being served food in the bathroom.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 02:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Glass panes shatter, buildings crack: Mexico quake reminds of past horror. Video

Mexico earthquake: Videos and images were widely circulated on social media platforms as buildings swayed heavily. Locals called it a ‘cursed’ anniversary of past earthquakes.

Vehicles damaged by the collapse of the facade of a department store during an earthquake, in Manzanillo, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Vehicles damaged by the collapse of the facade of a department store during an earthquake, in Manzanillo, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 10:44 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

15 held in UK's Leicester as chaos post India-Pak match spills over: Report

East Leicester chaos: Videos have been circulating on social media platforms of clashes in the UK's Leicester City. The violence erupted after the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match.

Chaos in East Leicester following Asia Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan spilled over to the weekend. (Twitter)
Chaos in East Leicester following Asia Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan spilled over to the weekend. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 02:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

3 held in MP shocker after girl, 16, gang-raped; house of accused razed

Rewa rape case: The incident happened near a temple in the outskirts of Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh. A search is on to nab the remaining three accused in the case, while the district administration has razed a building owned by the accused.

A person holding a banner to oppose acts of rape and violence against women. (AFP/Representative image)
A person holding a banner to oppose acts of rape and violence against women. (AFP/Representative image)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 10:07 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Video: Dog chained to car, dragged around city in Rajasthan; driver held

The video, widely circulated online, shows a man driving the car while a dog was tied to it by the leash. The dog could be seen swinging from side to side as it struggled to keep up with the vehicle's speed.

A dog seen tied to a car and being dragged around Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 
A dog seen tied to a car and being dragged around Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 
Published on Sep 19, 2022 08:13 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

CBI team begins probe at Curlies where Sonali Phogat was seen last | Top points

The CBI team visited the Leoney Grand Resort in Goa on Saturday – the hotel where Sonali Phogat and her aides stayed during the trip.

CBI team investigating BJP leader Sonali Phogat's death, reached Goa's Curlies nightclub and restaurant on Sunday. (ANI)
CBI team investigating BJP leader Sonali Phogat's death, reached Goa's Curlies nightclub and restaurant on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 01:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Fan gifts pen to Charles III ‘just in case’ after leaky ink fiasco. His reaction

While it took him a few seconds to understand the gesture, Charles III immediately burst into laughter when he realised and graciously accepted the pen.

Britain's King Charles III greeting supporters and well-wishers (AFP)
Britain's King Charles III greeting supporters and well-wishers (AFP)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 11:30 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

'Jungle Raj prevails’: BJP team on Kolkata stir. 'Political tourists', says TMC

‘Nabanna Chalo’ protest march: A five-member BJP delegation reached Kolkata to meet the injured party workers and supporters. The team will submit its report on the police action to party president JP Nadda.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and party supporters in clash with police personnel during party's' Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government, in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and party supporters in clash with police personnel during party's' Nabanna Chalo' march against the state government, in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 09:58 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Amid Amit Shah's rally, TRS leader alleges ‘car vandalised’, 'forced to move'

The incident happened at Amit Shah's public rally in Hyderabad to mark the celebrations for Hyderabad Liberation Day.

TRS leader Gosula Srinivas on Saturday alleged his car was vandalised during Amit Shah's public rally in Hyderabad. (ANI)
TRS leader Gosula Srinivas on Saturday alleged his car was vandalised during Amit Shah's public rally in Hyderabad. (ANI)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 01:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Power supply cut in Noida high-rise leaves residents in total blackout for days

Residents of the 18-storey building have been suffering for the past four days and have been unable to use the elevator or even do their basic household chores.

Power cut at Hilston Urbtech Society in Sector 79, Noida. (Twitter)
Power cut at Hilston Urbtech Society in Sector 79, Noida. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 11:34 AM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Britain's King Charles III gets irked again. This time over a leaky pen

This was the second time in recent days that Charles got irritated during such a proceeding and showed his frustration on camera. The previous time was during the proclamation ceremony in London.

King Charles shows frustration on camera over a leaky pen that spilled ink all over his hand. (Twitter)
King Charles shows frustration on camera over a leaky pen that spilled ink all over his hand. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 10:37 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Calcutta HC steps in as BJP protest in Kolkata turns violent, seeks govt report

The Calcutta high court's order comes after several BJP leaders were detained in Kolkata during their ‘Nabanna Chalo’ protest march.

The Calcutta high court (HT PHOTO.)
The Calcutta high court (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 08:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Don’t touch my body…I'm male': At Nabanna march, Suvendu's remark to female cop

Suvendu Adhikari was caught on camera resisting an arrest by a ‘lady’ police official during the BJP's protest march in Kolkata – the video of which was then shared by the ruling TMC.

Suvendu Adhikari seen resisting arrest by a female cop in Kolkata.
Suvendu Adhikari seen resisting arrest by a female cop in Kolkata.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 06:23 PM IST

26 drugs dropped from 'essentials' list, at least one over cancer-causing fears

NLEM 2022: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the new list of essential medicines and also announced a price cap on commonly used drugs.

The new list of essential medicines contains 34 drugs. (Shutterstock (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
The new list of essential medicines contains 34 drugs. (Shutterstock (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Kejriwal dines with auto driver in Ahmedabad, but first deals with Gujarat cops

Kejriwal, who is in the city to campaign for the upcoming assembly election in December, had accepted the auto driver's invitation to have dinner at his home.

Arvind Kejriwal has dinner with an auto driver, who invited him at home, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.(Twitter/@ArvindKejriwal)
Arvind Kejriwal has dinner with an auto driver, who invited him at home, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.(Twitter/@ArvindKejriwal)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 11:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Udta Punjab reboot? Video shows Punjab woman under influence of drugs, probe on

The video started doing the rounds on social media platforms over the weekend and alerted the local police to carry out a search operation in the Maqboolpura, in which three people have been arrested so far.

Screengrab from viral video: A woman in Maqboolpura locality in Amritsar, purportedly under the influence of drugs. (Twitter)
Screengrab from viral video: A woman in Maqboolpura locality in Amritsar, purportedly under the influence of drugs. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 10:00 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Queen Elizabeth's will and enormous wealth to remain secret for long. Here’s why

In 2017, the monarchy's brand itself was valued at around USD 88 billion by valuation consultancy firm Brand Finance, while Queen Elizabeth II’s personal wealth estimated by Forbes was said to be around $500 million.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history (Photo by AFP)
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history (Photo by AFP)
Published on Sep 12, 2022 07:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

King Charles III’s ‘not-so-inspiring’ gesture at aides to clear desk is viral

King Charles III viral video: The moment was captured at the accession ceremony of Charles III at St James’s Palace in London, in the aftermath of his mother Queen Elizabeth II's death.

Britain's King Charles III gets angry at his aide for not clearing the desk. The moment, captured on camera, has been doing rounds on social media platforms.(Screengrab)
Britain's King Charles III gets angry at his aide for not clearing the desk. The moment, captured on camera, has been doing rounds on social media platforms.(Screengrab)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 11:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Caught on camera: Another Noida high-rise resident slaps security guard

Several such incidents of residents abusing security guards have surfaced from the National Capital Region in recent past.

CCTV footage of a woman at Noida's Cleo County society in Sector 121 seen slapping a security guard. The video has gone viral. (Twitter)
CCTV footage of a woman at Noida's Cleo County society in Sector 121 seen slapping a security guard. The video has gone viral. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 05:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

‘Life without Grannie…’: Prince William grieves death of Queen Elizabeth II

William was bestowed with the title of Prince of Wales – and his wife Kate Princess of Wales – after the death of Queen Elizabeth and the automatic accession of Charles III as king.

Queen Elizabeth II, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Britain's new monarch – Charles III (left), Prince William and Kate (right), to watch the Royal Air Force fly, part of the Trooping The Colour parade, in London. AP
Queen Elizabeth II, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Britain's new monarch – Charles III (left), Prince William and Kate (right), to watch the Royal Air Force fly, part of the Trooping The Colour parade, in London. AP
Published on Sep 10, 2022 10:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Shock, tears as British Airways pilot announces Queen's death mid-flight

The pilot of the London-bound flight made the announcement about 40 minutes before landing to give the passengers “some time to reflect” on the news of the Queen's death.

A newspaper's front page displays the news of the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in Madrid, Spain. (Representative image/AP)
A newspaper's front page displays the news of the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in Madrid, Spain. (Representative image/AP)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 09:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Video: US news anchor suffers ‘beginnings of a stroke’ live on air

Julie Chin, an Oklahoma news anchor, started fumbling and struggling to speak while live on air. She was later rushed to the hospital where she found out that she had suffered a stroke.

Julie Chin, of Tusla NBC station KJRH in Oklahoma, suffered a stroke while reporting on NASA's Artemis-I second launch. (Twitter)
Julie Chin, of Tusla NBC station KJRH in Oklahoma, suffered a stroke while reporting on NASA's Artemis-I second launch. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 02:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Good riddance,’ say UK MPs after Priti Patel resigns as home secretary

Patel resigned from her post hours after Liz Truss was named the next UK Prime Minister. She has been termed as the ‘worst home secretary in living memory’ of Britain.

Former UK Home Secretary Priti Patel(AP)
Former UK Home Secretary Priti Patel(AP)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 08:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Jharkhand crisis: Soren's fate hangs in balance ahead of trust vote | 10 points

Jharkhand political crisis: The Election Commission had last month recommended CM Hemant Soren's disqualification as an MLA in a confidential report sent to the Governor. Soren and the MLAs of the UPA government in Jharkhand will prove their strength in the crucial trust vote today.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 08:42 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Who am I to save…’: Baghel on raids in C'garh remark for hosting Jharkhand MLAs

The BJP-led Centre has been facing the wrath of opposition parties for alleged misuse of the federal agencies like ED and CBI, especially in light of recent raids in non-BJP led state governments, like in Bengal and Delhi.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on hosting Jharkhand's ruling camp MLAs in his state. (HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on hosting Jharkhand's ruling camp MLAs in his state. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 12:47 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Railways shares future look of Delhi station, Twitter says ‘silly aesthetics’

As per the proposed plan, the New Delhi railway station – with a grand, futuristic look – will have a 40-storey twin tower, multi-level car parking, pick up and drop zones. The entire station will be built on an area of about 2,22,000 square metres.

The proposed plan of New Delhi railway station (NDLS), as shared by Union Ministry of Railways. (Twitter)
The proposed plan of New Delhi railway station (NDLS), as shared by Union Ministry of Railways. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 03, 2022 02:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

INS Vikrant: All you need to know about largest India-made warship

INS Vikrant, the Navy said, displaces about 45,000 tonnes, making it the largest warship in the Indian naval inventory.

INS Vikrant, India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned on September 2. (PTI Photo)
INS Vikrant, India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned on September 2. (PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2022 12:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

On camera, Punjab AAP MLA slapped by her husband; video goes viral

While neither parties involved have commented on the incident, it has reached the Punjab state women commission chairperson's notice, who said she will take suo motu cognisance of the matter.

Video widely circulated online showing AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur being slapped by her husband at her residence.(Twitter)
Video widely circulated online showing AAP MLA Baljinder Kaur being slapped by her husband at her residence.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 02, 2022 08:01 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

From Maharashtra to Assam, India set to bring Ganapati home

Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Apart from India, the festival is also celebrated in Nepal, as well as among Hindu community elsewhere in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, the US and Europe.

Artisans give final touches to idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming festival of 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.(PTI)
Artisans give final touches to idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of the upcoming festival of 'Ganesh Chaturthi'.(PTI)
Published on Aug 30, 2022 10:23 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Man steals baby from mother sleeping on railway station in UP's Mathura. Video

UP crime: Four teams of railway police have been deployed to nab the suspect. Police have also urged the public to spread the news and help them trace the man.

Screengrab from CCTV footage shared by Mathura Police showing the man kidnapping the baby.(Twitter)
Screengrab from CCTV footage shared by Mathura Police showing the man kidnapping the baby.(Twitter)
Published on Aug 28, 2022 09:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin
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