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

‘Next, you’ll want condoms’: Bihar officer to student's plea on sanitary pads

The managing director of Bihar women development corporation, Harjot Kaur Bhamra, responded to girl, “Today, you are asking for sanitary pads; tomorrow you will ask for condoms."

Harjot Kaur Bhamra heads the state's Women and Child Development Corporation, which organised the function on Tuesday in partnership with Unicef and other organisations.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Congress MP wants Priyanka Gandhi as Congress president. He explains why

Senior Congress politician Shashi Tharoor was among the firsts to declare his candidature for the post election to which is being held after more than two decades.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 06:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Andhra woman gets husband ‘married’ to his ex-lover; trio now live in same house

The incident happened at Ambedkar Nagar of Dakkili in Tirupati. Kalyan, a video content creator, married Vimala from Kadapa district two years ago after meeting her on social media. Before their marriage, he reportedly had a long-distance relationship with another woman.

In the presence of his first wife, Kalyan married Nithya Sree on Wednesday at a local temple.(Unsplash/MARCUS LEWIS.)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 04:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Allahabad Univ students threaten to take 'bhu samadhi' over fee hike, dig pit

Students have been protesting for several days, claiming that their fees have nearly tripled.

Some of them jumped into the five-foot pit near the protest sit on the university premises and policemen had to pull them out.(PTI)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 10:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

‘Super Sniffer' dog squad to keep eye on cheetahs at Kuno National Park

Seven decades after cheetahs became extinct in India, eight big cats were flown all the way from Namibia and welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 in the park.

Eight Namibian cheetahs arrived in India on September 17, decades after their local extinction, in an ambitious project to reintroduce the spotted big cats that has divided experts on its prospects. 
Published on Sep 27, 2022 08:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

BJP worker, cop & a journalist jailed for pushing young teen into prostitution

Suspended Ennore police station officer C Pugalendhi, BJP functionary G Rajendran, and Vinobaji, a journalist working for a private media channel, were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The victim, who was only 13 years old at the time, was raped by more than 100 people.
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 08:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Navjot Singh Sidhu begins ‘maun vrat’ at Patiala jail: ‘Silence during Navratri’

Sidhu was moved to the Patiala Central Jail after he surrendered before a local court on May 20 to serve the one-year prison term handed out to him by the Supreme Court in the 1988 road rage case.

Previously too, the 58-year-old Congress leader had observed silence for a few days during Navratri.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Cows have a field day, literally, at Guj govt office. Here’s all that happens

According to media reports, charitable trusts released thousands of cows into the streets of Gujarat to protest against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for not distributing funding to registered livestock pounds and shelters.

Screengrab from the video. 
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 09:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Kejriwal hosts sanitation worker from Ahmedabad at his Delhi home | Watch

AAP leaders had also received Solanki at the airport and escorted him to Kejriwal's place for lunch.

Harsh Solanki presented the AAP chief with a portrait of BR Ambedkar as the Delhi CM hugged him.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 05:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Haridwar panchayat election: Polling peaceful in six blocks

The fate of 8,751 candidates is at stake for 4,305 positions in the district's three-tier panchayat elections.

The election results will be announced when the ballots are counted on September 28.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

U'khand teen ‘murder’: Priyanka urges govt to give full autopsy report to family

The receptionist, who was laid to rest earlier in the day, was allegedly murdered by now-expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya's son Pulkit Arya and his associates after she resisted their attempts to force her into prostitution.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Rakhi Sawant responds to Hema Malini's poll jibe: ‘If tea seller can become PM…’

Rakhi Sawant, sharing a clip on Instagram, thanked the PM for putting the key responsibility on her and considering her worthy of “the role”.

Rakhi Sawant shared a video, where she spoke about Hema Malini's recent statement involving her. 
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:29 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Delhi: Flood warning issued as Yamuna level nears ‘danger’ mark

At the Old Railway Bridge, the danger level is marked at 205.33m, while the water level at 1pm was 204.09m.

A flood alert is declared in Delhi when the discharge rate from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamuna Nagar crosses the 1 lakh-cusecs mark.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 05:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Teacher, a ‘swachhata mitra’, asks girl to remove dirty uniform, shunted out

MP Tribal Welfare Department's assistant commissioner Anand Rai Sinha said that after he came to know about pictures of the incident, the teacher, Shrawan Kumar Tripathi, was suspended on Saturday.

The teacher shared pictures of the incident on a WhatsApp group of the department, while terming himself as “Swachhata Mitra” (cleanliness volunteer).
Published on Sep 25, 2022 04:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Watch | Cops save man from slipping onto track as train passes by on TN station

The two officers — RPF assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Arunjit and lady head constable PP Mini received widespread praise for their bravery and fortitude.

Screengrab from the video.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 10:49 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

‘Not in Shivaji’s land’: Shinde, Fadnavis warn against ‘Pak Zindabad’ slogans

The PFI had reportedly organised the protest outside the district collector's office to denounce the recent nationwide raids on the outfit and the arrest of its activists.

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and CM Eknath Shinde.
Published on Sep 24, 2022 09:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Jupiter's closest approach to Earth in 59 years. NASA gives details

Jupiter will be approximately 590 million-km distant from Earth at the moment, as it was in 1963. At its farthest, Jupiter is over 965 million-km away from Earth.

Jupiter's opposition occurs every 13 months.(NASA Webb Instagram)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 06:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Delhi traffic advisory: Avoid these roads as rains lash NCR for 3rd straight day

Commuters were asked to avoid travelling from Majlis Park towards the Azadpur stretch.

Vehicles wade through a waterlogged stretch during heavy rain.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 06:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'Downfall of morals': Karnataka CM Bommai amid Congress PayCM campaign

Karnataka CM earlier Basavaraj Bommai had termed it a conspiracy to tarnish his and Karnataka’s reputation.

‘PayCM’ photos with Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai's likeness were seen in Bengaluru on Wednesday (Credit: Twitter/@DebasisSahoo31)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 04:19 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

MP minister orders probe after pictures of schoolgirls cleaning toilet go viral

With a broom in their hands, students of Chakdevpur village's primary secondary school can be seen cleaning toilets and washing the floor by fetching water from a hand pump on the school premises.

The incident took place on Tuesday when the school principal was away in Guna town to attend an official meeting.(Live Hindustan)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 11:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Alcohol not harmful, even...’: Gujarat AAP candidate's remarks draw criticism

The comments sparked outrage, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding an apology from him for "defaming" Gujarat and encouraging alcohol usage.

Jagmal Vala with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.(Twitter/@jagmalbhaivala)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 09:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Video: Speeding car hits students fighting in Ghaziabad, but brawl doesn't stop

In the video, many students can be seen fleeing when they spotted a car approaching towards them. But two of them were eventually hit by the car.

Screengrab from the video.(ANI)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 04:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Raju Srivastava’s post-mortem done through novel technique, says AIIMS physician

The funeral of the comedian will be held tomorrow at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi. Srivastava was admitted to the AIIMS after suffering a heart attack at a hotel in Delhi on August 10.

Raju Srivastava was best known for his Gajodhar persona.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 06:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Chennai man manoeuvres his bike parked beside a deep pit. Then this happens

According to reports, the 33-year-old man was trying to relocate his bike when he slipped into the open pit dug for a stormwater drainage system and a rod penetrated into his thigh.

Screengrab from the viral video.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'Gau Mata also angry': MLA brings cow to Rajasthan Assembly, but it runs away

In the video, BJP legislator Suresh Singh Rawat can be seen talking to reporters about the viral disease outside the Assembly, while the cow can be seen running away from the spot- presumably due to the excessive noise and consequent chaos.

BJP MLA from Pushkar assembly constituency Suresh Singh Rawat reached there with a cow and started moving towards the assembly premises.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 03:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Rahul Gandhi has a query on world's 2nd richest man & India’s unemployment rate

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for wishing to build a country where a “handful” of people “control” the entire country.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with the fisher folks during the padayatra on the 12th day of party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, Punnapra Aravukad, in Alappuzha.(Congress Twitter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 10:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

DCW chief writes to Twitter, Delhi Police on child porn clips ‘sold for 20’

Twitter and the Delhi Police have been given time till September 26 to respond to the summonses.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 05:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

BJP leader's appeasement dig at Rahul: 'Congress co-owner glorifying…'

The Karnataka BJP MLA also accused Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Kashmir to Kanyakumari foot march, of “glorifying” the hijab.

The photo was released on the official Twitter account of the Congress party.
Published on Sep 20, 2022 05:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

'Foreign territory, will check...': Aviation minister on Punjab CM-Lufthansa row

Bhagwant Mann was on an eight-day visit to Germany to attract investment for Punjab and had to reschedule his return trip due to a last-minute change; a state government official claimed the rescheduling was because the chief minister was unwell.

Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 03:15 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Watch: Kirpans, others weapons come out during clash over gurdwara leadership

In the video, members of the two groups can be seen engaging into a scuffle inside the sanctum sanctorum of the gurdwara located in German Colony, Faridkot.

As the scuffle intensified, turbans of some of the men came off.
Updated on Sep 18, 2022 10:13 AM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami
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