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.

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US university permits Sikh students to wear Kirpan on campus: Report

"Students are allowed to carry kirpans on campus as long as the blade length is under 3 inches and the weapon is “always held close to the body in a sheath,” a statement read.

The video of the Sikh student being detained at University of North Carolina for wearing a Kirpan was initially shared by the student, who posted it on Twitter saying that the police handcuffed him for resisting letting the officer take his Kirpan out of the miyaan. (SOURCED)
The video of the Sikh student being detained at University of North Carolina for wearing a Kirpan was initially shared by the student, who posted it on Twitter saying that the police handcuffed him for resisting letting the officer take his Kirpan out of the miyaan. (SOURCED)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 04:26 PM IST

Shraddha murder: Maha govt to set up special team for safety of eloped girls

ShraddhaWalkar, who hails from Mumbai, was brutally murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala, six months ago, but the incident was unearthed recently.

The Maharashtra government said on Saturday that the state women's commission will form a special squad to protect the safety of women who elope while in a relationship.
The Maharashtra government said on Saturday that the state women's commission will form a special squad to protect the safety of women who elope while in a relationship.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 09:35 PM IST

Delhi murder case: CCTV footage shows Aaftab walking with bag outside his home

In the horrifying murder case, this is the first visual CCTV footage that has come to light.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 05:50 PM IST

Bus carrying Sabarimala pilgrims from AP overturns; over 40 injured

Forty-three people were hurt in the accident, which was believed to have occurred after the driver lost control of the car while navigating a curve in the road, district health officials said.

All passengers in the bus were rescued within an hour after the collision. (Representational image)
All passengers in the bus were rescued within an hour after the collision. (Representational image)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 04:13 PM IST

On his birthday, Kiren Rijiju thanks PM Modi for new airport in Arunachal

The airport has been developed in an area of over 690 acres, at a cost of more than ₹640 crore. With a 2,300 m runway, the airport is suitable for all weather day operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju during the inauguration of the airport.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju during the inauguration of the airport.(PTI)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST

Delhi murder: Cops sent to Mumbai, Himachal; Walkar's pic with injuries emerge

Several details have emerged in the investigation of the Shraddha Walkar murder case, with the latest being the victim's chats with friends and co-workers from two years indicating that she was once beaten so badly that she could not get off the bed.

Undated photo of Shraddha Walkar, who was allegedly strangled by her live-in partner Aftab Ameen Poonawala and chopped into nearly 35 pieces. (PTI)
Undated photo of Shraddha Walkar, who was allegedly strangled by her live-in partner Aftab Ameen Poonawala and chopped into nearly 35 pieces. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 10:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Strange video of sheep walking around in a circle for 12 days in China | Watch

Other sheep can occasionally be spotted standing still in the middle of the rotation while some can be seen watching from outside.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.
Published on Nov 18, 2022 09:01 PM IST

Punjab: Woman shot dead outside Bathinda bus stand in broad daylight, probe on

The identity of the deceased is yet to be confirmed by the police.

The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital right away,
The victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital right away,
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 07:56 PM IST
By | Reported by Vishal Joshi

Indore sweet shop gets letter threatening Bharat Jodo Yatra

The letter was handed over to police by the owner of the shop - Ajay Singh - and an investigation has been launched.

Police, however, believe it to be a hoax.
Police, however, believe it to be a hoax.
Published on Nov 18, 2022 05:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Who is CV Ananda Bose — West Bengal's new governor?

Manipur governor La Ganesan had been holding the additional charge of West Bengal since July after the former governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, quit the post to contest for the vice-presidential election.

CV Ananda Bose.
CV Ananda Bose.
Published on Nov 17, 2022 09:30 PM IST

Explained: What is narco test that Aaftab Poonawala will undergo?

Aaftab Poonawala was produced before the Saket Court through video conference. The Delhi Police had filed an application requesting the court to produce Poonawala virtually due to his security concerns.

Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 08:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Watch: Indian Army's first woman soldier skydiver Lance Naik Manju

Manju was trained by the skydiving training team of the Indian Army’s Adventure Wing for this heroic jump, informed Army officials, reported ANI.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 11:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Rishi Sunak's tweet in Hindi after meeting PM Modi at G20 Summit

Rishi Sunak had also expressed his optimism about a trade deal with India. Sunak's office said Britain was negotiating a trade deal with India, which if agreed would be the first of its kind New Delhi would have made with a European country.

Rishi Sunak said
Rishi Sunak said "committed to" getting a deal with India.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 08:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

On CCTV camera, schoolboy bitten by pet dog in Greater Noida housing society

Media reports suggest that the child was going to his school with his mother. Inside the elevator, a man and his pet dog joined them. Later, it shows the dog biting the child's hand.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 06:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Anurag Thakur takes dig at Priyanka. Then attacks Rahul over 'tukde-tukde gang'

The Hamirpur MP also exuded confidence that the BJP would return to power in Himachal Pradesh because of the "good work done by the double-engine government in the last five years".

Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur. (File Photo: PTI)
Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur. (File Photo: PTI)
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 11:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

'First Moose Wala, now Sudhir Suri’: BJP leaders slam Bhagwant Man's Punjab govt

The incident reportedly took place outside a temple in the city where the Hindutva right-wing leader was holding a protest over a management dispute when someone from the crowd came and shot Suri.

Sudhir Suri, a Shiv Sena leader, shot dead.
Sudhir Suri, a Shiv Sena leader, shot dead.
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 07:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Pigs lick utensils at a govt-run canteen for poor in Rajasthan, BJP tweets video

The plates reportedly belong to a canteen set up under the government’s Indira Rasoi Yojana, a scheme seeking to provide nutritious food to the needy twice a day at concessional rates.

Pigs seen licking soiled utensils lying outside food centre in Bharatpur run under state govt's 'Indira Rasoi Yojana', organisers
Pigs seen licking soiled utensils lying outside food centre in Bharatpur run under state govt's 'Indira Rasoi Yojana', organisers
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 11:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Morbi tragedy: As the dead keep coming, crematorium, graveyard staff overwhelmed

The cable bridge with sightseers collapsed on Sunday due to a heavy rush of people, only a week after renovations had been completed.

Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed on Sunday in Morbi town of western state Gujarat.
Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed on Sunday in Morbi town of western state Gujarat.
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 11:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Watch | Stones hurled as men clash during Haryana panchayat polls, EVM damaged

In the video, police personnel can be seen making an attempt to separate the warring groups, but they keep punching and hitting one other with chairs.

Screengrab from the video.
Screengrab from the video.
Published on Nov 02, 2022 06:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

For beneficiaries of Delhi’s new EWS flats, it’s a wish they didn’t dare dream

One beneficiary thanked the PM for fulfilling their dream of owning a house after spending their lives in a slum.

People from the economically weaker section pose for photos from the balcony of a newly constructed flat as part of the In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation project, at Kalkaji in New Delhi, Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over 3,024 newly constructed flats for the EWS on Wednesday. (PTI)
People from the economically weaker section pose for photos from the balcony of a newly constructed flat as part of the In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation project, at Kalkaji in New Delhi, Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over 3,024 newly constructed flats for the EWS on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 02, 2022 05:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Maha man shoots clip on cop's chair, now languishing inside same police station

According to reports, the accused, named Surendra Patil – a builder with a massive social media following, went inside the Manpada police station in connection with another case.

Screengrab from the viral video.
Screengrab from the viral video.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 10:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Cong chief draws a Morbi bridge tragedy link to delayed Gujarat polls: ‘PM can…’

Modi paid a visit to the mishap site earlier in the day and met some of the injured persons at the local hospital that is said to have received a fresh coat of paint in view of the high-profile visit.

Mallikarjun Kharge
Mallikarjun Kharge
Published on Nov 01, 2022 09:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Amit Shah says voter excitement reveals Himachal’s development, hails CM Thakur

“The enthusiasm of mothers, sisters, and youngsters in Himachal's Bhatiyat Vidhan Sabha indicates that the state's residents are determined to vote for the saffron party once more for the state's advancement and development,” Shah said.

Union home minister Amit Shah.
Union home minister Amit Shah.
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 05:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Indore: Two teenagers beaten up, dragged behind van for ‘theft’, cops step in

The boys were accused of stealing cash kept in the businessman's small loading vehicle.

Screengrab from the viral video.
Screengrab from the viral video.
Published on Oct 29, 2022 07:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Kejri, Mann greeted with black flags, Modi chants in Gujarat, AAP boss says this

According to reports, several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters, who stood at the side of the road between Khudvel and Golvad villages in Chikhli taluka waved black flags when the convoy of the AAP leaders passed by.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 05:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

In Delhi, auto and taxi fares increased over rising CNG prices | Check details

The Aam Aadmi party-led government has approved the hike in auto-rickshaw and taxi fares in view of rising Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) prices in Delhi.

The auto fares were last revised in 2020, while the the same for the taxi was done in 2013.(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
The auto fares were last revised in 2020, while the the same for the taxi was done in 2013.(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 28, 2022 09:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

'Yai akhiri mulakat hogi’: Ladakh man overwhelmed after meeting Rajnath Singh

"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for launching development projects for our benefit. We have previously suffered a lot of challenges owing to the same," he said.

Screengrab from the video.(ANI)
Screengrab from the video.(ANI)
Published on Oct 28, 2022 06:53 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Delhi's IGI airport is now world's 10th busiest airport: Study

Following the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the aviation industry experienced a significant decline in passenger and flight traffic. The industry gradually got back to business in 2022.

Passengers arrive in the new, integrated Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport.(Photo: Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
Passengers arrive in the new, integrated Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport.(Photo: Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 06:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Kejri’s comeback on BJP criticism over ‘Gods on notes’ plea: ‘Should do if...’

During a recent media briefing, Kejriwal had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on currency notes.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference on Wednesday. (ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 04:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'Rashi Sanook': This is how Joe Biden mispronounced new UK PM's name

Biden stumbled during his speech and seemed to mispronounce the new prime minister's name as "Rashi Sunook" as reporters broke down in laughter, while the 79-year-old President continued his address in a rather jolly mood.

US President Joe Biden claps as he hosts a reception to celebrate Diwali.(AFP)
US President Joe Biden claps as he hosts a reception to celebrate Diwali.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 11:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami
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