A leopard sparked panic in a Maharashtra village on Monday after it attacked locals as it wandered onto the rooftop of a house. The big cat strayed into the Chandrapur district, scaring the residents and forcing them to run for their lives.
The Supreme Court is likely to decide on Tuesday whether to hear in open court a curative petition requesting it to "correct" its verdict reviving a colonial era provision that makes consensual homosexual acts in private a criminal offence punishable with life imprisonment.
The government on Monday accepted Western Naval Command chief vice-admiral Shekhar Sinha's plea for voluntary retirement. Sinha had on Thursday sought early retirement, hours after admiral Robin Dhowan took over as the new navy chief.
HT Senior Resident Editor Sunita Aron announced plans to institute an award in the name of Khushwant Singh for original writing. The award may be announced during next year’s literary festival, she said.