Poulomi Ghosh

Poulomi Ghosh is a journalist with Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

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Hindu-Muslim wedding reception 'on hold' after protests over Shraddha murder

Police said the families informed them that the reception has been put on hold. Their reception card went viral and the owner of the wedding hall got calls from organisations protesting the reception which was scheduled to be held on Sunday.

An interfaith wedding reception has to be cancelled in the wake of outrage following Shraddha Walkar's murder.
An interfaith wedding reception has to be cancelled in the wake of outrage following Shraddha Walkar's murder.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 11:07 PM IST

Satyendar Jain moves court; former Tihar official says it can't be physiotherapy

As the Aam Aadmi Party claimed that the massage was part of Satyendar Jain's treatment, a former Tihar official said in every jail there is a physiotherapy ward where experts give the treatment. In the video, it is clear that co-prisoners were giving Satyendar Jain massage, Sunil Gupta, former PRO, Tihar Jail, said.

The video of Satyendar Jain receiving massage inside Tihar jail went viral on Saturday.
The video of Satyendar Jain receiving massage inside Tihar jail went viral on Saturday.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 06:44 PM IST

Economic crackdown necessary in terror havens: Amit Shah's veiled dig at Pak

“Recently, the Government of India has banned an organization that conspired to radicalize the youth and push them towards terrorism. I believe that every country should identify and take stringent action against such organisations,” Amit Shah said.

Union home minister Amit Shah speaks during the third 'No Money for Terror' Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing, in New Delhi, Saturday, (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah speaks during the third 'No Money for Terror' Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing, in New Delhi, Saturday, (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 05:37 PM IST

Aaftab's parents promised Shraddha he would move out: Walkar's former colleague

Shraddha Walkar's former colleague Karan whom Shraddha informed about the physical abuse she was facing from Aaftab said Aaftab's parents got involved owing to which Shraddha did not press charges against Aaftab in 2020.

An undated photo of Shraddha Walkar who was murdered allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala on May 18 in Delhi.(PTI)
An undated photo of Shraddha Walkar who was murdered allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala on May 18 in Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 08:17 PM IST

BJP files police complaint over Tihar jail video; AAP shows medical report

Calling Satyendar Jain teh ‘collection agent' for Kejriwal, the Delhi BJP filed a police complaint against both Jain and Kejriwal after the purported video of Jain receiving a massage at the jail went viral.

Satyendar Jain's purported video from Tihar jail is at the centre of a huge political row.
Satyendar Jain's purported video from Tihar jail is at the centre of a huge political row.
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's 'hai himmat?' dare amid Savarkar row; 'Stop your Mann ki Baat'

Rahul Gandhi on Friday skipped any mention of ‘Savarkar’ as he addressed a public meeting but targetted ‘Mann ki Baat’.

Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting at Shegaon in Maharashtra on Friday.
Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting at Shegaon in Maharashtra on Friday.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 10:14 PM IST

Aaftab smoked marijuana next to Shraddha's body; Walkar was in depression

Several new revealations about Aaftab Amin Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar came to the fore as investigation into the grisly Mehrauli murder case is going on.

Shraddha Walkar consulted a doctor for depression in 2021, the Mumbai-based doctor confirmed.
Shraddha Walkar consulted a doctor for depression in 2021, the Mumbai-based doctor confirmed.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 08:50 PM IST

'Rahul Ji, you now read these': Fadnavis drags Indira Gandhi to Savarkar row

Indira Gandhi in her letter called Savarkar a remarkable son of India, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted sharing the letter. “Now read these, Rahul ji,” Fadnavis tweeted.

Fadnavis asked Rahul Gandhi to read a letter written by his grandmother Indira Gandhi in which the former PM praised Savarkar.
Fadnavis asked Rahul Gandhi to read a letter written by his grandmother Indira Gandhi in which the former PM praised Savarkar.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 05:58 PM IST

'Shraddha said don't worry, such things happen': A friend's account

Aaftab Amin Poonawala attempted to kill Shraddha Walkar in 2020 also, Rahul Rai who claims to be Shraddha's friend told ANI. A complaint was also lodged against Aaftab for torturing Shraddha but Shraddha was scared that Aaftab would kill her.

Aaftab used to beat Shraddha, lock her up inside a room, Rahul Rai, who claims to be Shraddha Walkar's friend, told news agency ANI.
Aaftab used to beat Shraddha, lock her up inside a room, Rahul Rai, who claims to be Shraddha Walkar's friend, told news agency ANI.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 04:42 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi-Savarkar row: Sena irked, Jairam Ramesh says all is well in MVA

Jairam Ramesh said he spoke with Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut on the Savarkar row and got assured that it won't impact the alliance.

Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said he did not agree to Rahul Gandhi's opinion on Savarkar.
Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said he did not agree to Rahul Gandhi's opinion on Savarkar.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 05:06 PM IST

Shraddha was hospitalised with shoulder pain in 2020; Aaftab came along with her

A Mumbai doctor recalls treating Shraddha Walkar in 2020 when she was hospitalised for severe pain in the shoulder and back. Aaftab Amin Poonawala, accused of killing Shraddha, was present during her hospital admission.

Shraddha was admitted to a hospital in 2020 with pain in shoulder and back. (ANI)
Shraddha was admitted to a hospital in 2020 with pain in shoulder and back. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 02:53 PM IST

Aaftab claims to have burnt Shraddha Walkar's face after murder: Reports

Delhi murder accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala reportedly claimed to have burnt Shraddha's face after killing her.

Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
Aaftab Poonawala and Shraddha Walkar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 02:18 PM IST

'I am a CM, will I flee the country?' Hemant Soren ahead of ED appearance

"I am going to face the summons today. The democracy of this country needs to be protected," Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said before appearing at the ED office in connection with the sand mining probe.

Hemant Soren addresses media ahead of his ED appearance on Thursday in the illegal mining case.
Hemant Soren addresses media ahead of his ED appearance on Thursday in the illegal mining case.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 11:43 AM IST

Always felt Aaftab was lying, told cops: Father of Shraddha Walkar

Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar who filed the complaint told Maharashtra and Delhi Police that Aaftab Amin Poonawala was lying since the beginning.

Aaftab is very clever and erased all evidence, Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar said.
Aaftab is very clever and erased all evidence, Shraddha Walkar's father Vikas Walkar said.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 01:39 PM IST

Wrong National Anthem? 'What is this, Rahul Gandhi?' BJP leaders slam. Watch

BJP leaders attacked Rahul Gandhi and the Congress as the video of a wrong song being played in the name of National Anthem went viral. The music was stopped and Jana Gana Mana was played soon after at the Bharat Jodo event in Washim district.

Rahul Gandhi gesturing to the leaders present on the stage after a wrong music started playing instead of National Anthem.
Rahul Gandhi gesturing to the leaders present on the stage after a wrong music started playing instead of National Anthem.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Shraddha's skull, mobile phone, murder weapon still missing: 10 clues cops have

Aaftab Amin Poonawala said the fight on May 18 which led to the murder was over who will bring the household items from Vasai where they used to live earlier. That night the body remained in the flat and the next day Aaftab bought a freezer and a knife.

Shraddha Walkar was murdered on May 18 between 8pm to 9pm in the Chhatarpur flat (right) that they rented four days before.
Shraddha Walkar was murdered on May 18 between 8pm to 9pm in the Chhatarpur flat (right) that they rented four days before.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 09:48 AM IST

Watch: Kamal Nath cuts temple-shaped cake with Hanuman's portrait; Cong defends

The temple-shaped cake that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath cut had a portrait of Lord Hanuman. The Congress said it was brought by his supporters and the cake was in the shape of the 121-feet Hanuman Mandir that Kamal Nath built in Chhindwara.

Kamal Nath cut a temple-shaped cake on Wednesday in Chhindwara as his supporters celebrated his birthday in advance.
Kamal Nath cut a temple-shaped cake on Wednesday in Chhindwara as his supporters celebrated his birthday in advance.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 06:03 AM IST

Aaftab operated Shraddha's banking app after killing her, transferred 54,000

Aaftab told cops Shraddha left his house and they were not in touch since May 22. Police found bank transaction and Shraddha's Instagram account activity in the last week of May – and both the location was Mehrauli.

Aaftab initially told the cops he was not in touch with Shraddha after May 22.
Aaftab initially told the cops he was not in touch with Shraddha after May 22.
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 02:22 PM IST

India's tenure will be inclusive, PM promises as India takes over G20 presidency

The G-20 Bali Leaders' Declaration took a leaf out of PM Modi's recent advice to Russian President Vladimir Putin and asserted that this is not an era of war.

India's G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious: PM Modi
India's G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious: PM Modi
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 01:06 PM IST

Ajay Maken doesn't want to be in-charge of Rajasthan, refers to Sept rebellion

Ajay Maken referred to the Rajasthan rebellion of September 25 and said that the incident warrants the party's interest in having a new in-charge of Rajasthan.

Ajay Maken doesn't want to be in-charge of Rajasthan, writes to Kharge(Hindustan Times)
Ajay Maken doesn't want to be in-charge of Rajasthan, writes to Kharge(Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 12:09 PM IST

Woman deletes photo with Shashi Tharoor after being trolled, Cong leader says…

Shashi Tharoor slammed the social media trolling which forced a woman to take down her photo with Shashi Tharoor at a literary event. The photo was taken at a reception for over a hundred people and Shashi Tharoor said he must have posed for photos with over fifty.

Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday called out the trolling of his photo with a 'young girl' and said he posed for photos with more than 50 people. (PTI)
Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday called out the trolling of his photo with a 'young girl' and said he posed for photos with more than 50 people. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 12:29 PM IST

Prove my link with Aaftab Poonawala and I will quit politics: BJP leader

BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala said he is ready to take a lie-detector test to prove that he is not related to Aaftab Amin Poonawala, who is accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walker in Delhi.

AAP leader Naresh Balyan asked whether BJP's Shehzad Poonawala is a relative of Aaftab Amin Poonawala of the Mehrauli murder case.
AAP leader Naresh Balyan asked whether BJP's Shehzad Poonawala is a relative of Aaftab Amin Poonawala of the Mehrauli murder case.
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 11:33 AM IST

Obama called Manmohan Singh 'Gooroo', claims Cong countering BJP's G-20 taunt

BJP's Amit Malviya said no one took note of India when Dr Manmohan Singh returned from these summits and now PM Modi is sought out by world leaders.

BJP's taunt to Congress over PM Modi's interaction with world leaders at G-20 became the latest flashpoint.
BJP's taunt to Congress over PM Modi's interaction with world leaders at G-20 became the latest flashpoint.
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 08:22 AM IST

Aaftab tried to kill Shraddha over a week before May 18 but held back because…

Police said Shraddha Walker's head is yet to be found. Aaftab disposed of her liver and intestines first, according to his confession.

Aaftab Poonawala told police Shraddha used to get angry whenever he was on the phone.
Aaftab Poonawala told police Shraddha used to get angry whenever he was on the phone.
Updated on Nov 16, 2022 06:37 AM IST

As Riteish Deshmukh shares this photo of Bharat Jodo Yatra, Twitter users ask...

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh shared a photo of Bharat Jodo Yatra where a yatri held high a photo of his father, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh on Saturday shared a photo of Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh on Saturday shared a photo of Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 01:46 PM IST

PIB factchecks Rahul Gandhi's tweet on ‘railway privatisation’, says ‘false’

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday tweeted against ‘railway privatisation’ and shared a video of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana where some members of the railway union met him and claimed 151 trains have been privatised. The PIB Fact Check on Sunday said these claims are false.

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday shared a video of his meeting with some railway union members in Telangana. The claims made in the video are false, PIB Fact Check tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday shared a video of his meeting with some railway union members in Telangana. The claims made in the video are false, PIB Fact Check tweeted.
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 01:13 PM IST

I voted for Shashi Tharoor and won't join BJP: Cong leader's reply to Himanta

Congress's Salman Anees Soz tweeted that he would never join the BJP even if it became the only party left as it has too many bigots for his taste. Jairam Ramesh said ‘bakwas’ has no limits for Himanta.

Only cowards might be tempted to join the BJP, Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday reacting to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa's comment that those who voted for Tharoor in the party president election will join the BJP.
Only cowards might be tempted to join the BJP, Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday reacting to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa's comment that those who voted for Tharoor in the party president election will join the BJP.
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 12:20 PM IST

Midair plane crash in Dallas airshow caught on video; 6 feared dead

Horrific videos of how the historic military planes went up to flames after colliding with each other midair at the Dallas air show have surfaced.

A historic military plane crashes after colliding with another plane during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas on Saturday,(AP)
A historic military plane crashes after colliding with another plane during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas on Saturday,(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 07:30 AM IST

Economic isolation feels like…: Aaditya Thackeray on loss of 5th project

Countering criticism from the erstwhile MVA leaders, BJP's Chitra Kishor Wagh said the Uddhav government submitted the proposal for this project two days after the deadline as everyone was busy ‘saving the government’.

Aaditya Thackeray said Maharashtra has lost another project, the 5th one after Shinde-Fadnavis government came to power -- this time to Madhya Pradesh.(Hindustan Times)
Aaditya Thackeray said Maharashtra has lost another project, the 5th one after Shinde-Fadnavis government came to power -- this time to Madhya Pradesh.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 13, 2022 08:03 AM IST

Kanhaiya says Hindutva is not 'Fair and Lovely cream' that… | Watch

On a question on Rahul Gandhi's visit to temples on his Bharat Jodo Yatra, Kanhaiya Kumar said there is no soft Hindutva and hard Hindutva as a small snake is as poisonous as a full-grown snake.

Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday said there can't be any soft Hindutva and hard Hindutva.
Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday said there can't be any soft Hindutva and hard Hindutva.
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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