Sharangee Dutta

A journalist with 7+ years of experience, I pretty much inhale and exhale news – figuratively speaking. Cooking, reading and playing with my dog take up the remaining hours of my normal day. I have an inclination for true crime stories, and love listening to such podcasts.

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‘Our aim is to save lives, not do politics’: Delhi minister on firecracker ban

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said that when our ancestors celebrated Diwali, there were no firecrackers as those were not produced. “The priority of every religion is to save the lives of the people,” he added.

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai. (ANI)
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 10:35 PM IST

‘Gift…on Diwali eve’: Leaders hail Team India, ‘genius’ Kohli after win over Pak

Congress veteran Shashi Tharoor said he declined to get on a scheduled flight from Goa in order to not miss the India vs Pakistan match entirely.

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after their win during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022. (Photo by Martin KEEP/AFP)
India's Virat Kohli celebrates after their win during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022. (Photo by Martin KEEP/AFP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 10:53 PM IST

Rajasthan Police share ‘Diwali Dhamaka’ for those who disrupt communal harmony

Taking to Twitter, Rajasthan Police shared two graphic posts wherein they cautioned the public against disrupting the communal harmony and spreading fake news. They said that the wrongdoers will be given “special treatment”.

One of the graphic posts tweeted by Rajasthan Police ahead of Diwali celebrations. (Rajasthan Police/Twitter)
One of the graphic posts tweeted by Rajasthan Police ahead of Diwali celebrations. (Rajasthan Police/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 06:11 PM IST

Kejriwal responds to PM Modi's ‘revdi’ culture remark: ‘Don’t insult public…’

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the ‘revdi’ or freebies political culture by saying that taxpayers are pained when they see the money collected from them are spent on “distribution of revdi (freebies)”.

Delhi CM and AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal, and PM Narendra Modi.
Delhi CM and AAP boss Arvind Kejriwal, and PM Narendra Modi.
Published on Oct 23, 2022 04:15 PM IST

RSS body slams AAP govt in Delhi for firecracker ban: ‘Hurting sentiments…’

The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch said that the burning of firecrackers “illegally” imported from China causes air pollution due to the mixing of potassium nitrate and sulphur in them, and not the green ones manufactured in India.

People burning firecrackers on Diwali in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
People burning firecrackers on Diwali in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 11:09 PM IST

Woman, who allegedly ‘fabricated’ gangrape incident in Ghaziabad, held: Reports

Ghaziabad Police said on Thursday that the woman made up the entire abduction and gangrape incident against the five suspects named in the case as they had a land dispute with her.

Ghaziabad IG Praveen Kumar told a press briefing on Thursday that the alleged gangrape incident did not happen. (Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad IG Praveen Kumar told a press briefing on Thursday that the alleged gangrape incident did not happen. (Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 10:53 PM IST

MP: Man killed while resolving couple's fight over cooking chicken at home

Police said the woman refused to cook chicken at home on a Tuesday, following which, her husband assaulted her. Some of their neighbours reached their home and resolved the dispute, but later, the husband went to the house of the victim and attacked him with a stick.

Police said investigation into the matter is currently underway. (Representative Image)
Police said investigation into the matter is currently underway. (Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 07:17 PM IST

Ruled by cops as ‘staged’, DCW asks CM to form panel to probe UP gangrape case

Ghaziabad Police said on Thursday that they have substantiated “confessional statements” of three friends of the woman with forensic and electronic evidence before arresting them.

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal. (ANI Photo)(Amit Sharma)
Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal. (ANI Photo)(Amit Sharma)
Published on Oct 22, 2022 05:46 PM IST

Anurag Thakur takes dig at AAP ahead of Himachal polls: ‘They have nothing’

Union minister Anurag Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh will benefit from the “leadership” of PM Narendra Modi at the Centre and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur in the state in the upcoming assembly elections.

Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur. (File Photo: PTI)(MINT_PRINT)
Union minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur. (File Photo: PTI)(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 22, 2022 04:06 PM IST

PTI to challenge Pak Election Commission's disqualification ruling against Imran

Speaking to reporters outside the courthouse on Friday, PTI leader Fawad Hussain Chaudhry called the verdict a “shameful decision” and one that has “disgraced the 220-million-strong-nation”.

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, (AP/PTI)
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, (AP/PTI)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 06:58 PM IST

Cops drag away protestor by legs during stir over bribe-for-jobs scam in Kolkata

Over a hundred protestors, mostly women, were removed from the agitating spot near the head office of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education in Kolkata's Karunamoyee in a midnight crackdown on Thursday on the orders of the Calcutta high court.

Aspiring schoolteachers who protested over the alleged jobs scam in Kolkata, clashed with police on Thursday. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Aspiring schoolteachers who protested over the alleged jobs scam in Kolkata, clashed with police on Thursday. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 04:20 PM IST

‘Is this respect?’: Kharge asks PM after Union min defends Bilkis Bano convicts

Taking to Twitter, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also mentioned some BJP leaders reportedly attending a virtual ‘Satsang’ organised by rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is currently out on a 40-day parole.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and PM Narendra Modi.
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and PM Narendra Modi.
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 11:00 PM IST

Cong prez polls over, focus likely to move back to Rajasthan crisis now: Report

The state has been gripped with political turmoil with loyalists of chief minister Ashok Gehlot and former deputy CM Sachin Pilot sparring over speculations that the latter will take over from the CM.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (right) and Congress leader Sachin Pilot.(File photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (right) and Congress leader Sachin Pilot.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 09:31 PM IST

Will Rishi Sunak be next UK PM? Odds say yes...

A new poll on Wednesday revealed that Indian-origin Rishi Sunak would defeat Liz Truss if Tory party elections were to be held now.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. (REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. (REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska)
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 10:33 PM IST

Kharge tweets on falling rupee, BJP's Malviya hits back: ‘Aap Cong ki girawat…

BJP IT-cell chief Amit Malviya shared an infographic on Twitter, which showed rupee depreciation against the US dollar in comparison to other currencies such as the Euro, Great Britain pound and Australian dollar, among others.

BJP's IT-cell head Amit Malviya and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
BJP's IT-cell head Amit Malviya and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 08:18 PM IST

‘Read history’: Gehlot slams BJP MP over ‘rubber stamp’ remark on Kharge

BJP leader Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday called newly elected Congress president a “rubber stamp” and also called the internal elections of the grand old party “fraud and drama”.

On BJP MP Rajyavardhan Rathore's ‘rubber stamp’ jibe, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (left) said that saffron camp leaders have “no knowledge”.
On BJP MP Rajyavardhan Rathore's ‘rubber stamp’ jibe, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (left) said that saffron camp leaders have “no knowledge”.
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 03:57 PM IST

‘Despite bravado…no Kejriwal to tutor’: Malviya on Sisodia's show of strength

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia claimed that a fake case has been slapped on him despite the CBI not finding anything from his home and bank locker the last the agency had raided those.

Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with the excise policy probe, in New Delhi, Monday, October 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with the excise policy probe, in New Delhi, Monday, October 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 02:34 PM IST

'Waiting a long time for this': Sonia Gandhi as Cong votes for non-Gandhi chief

The Congress presidential elections are taking place after a gap of 22 years between party veterans Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. The last time polls happened, Jitendra Prasada had suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Sonia Gandhi.

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi casts her vote for the party's presidential polls in Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi casts her vote for the party's presidential polls in Delhi on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 01:08 PM IST

‘Whatever happened…we remain friends’: Tharoor and Kharge share bonhomie

Both Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor cast votes for the Congress presidential elections. While Tharoor exercised his franchise in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Kharge did so in Bengaluru.

Congress presidential candidates Shashi Tharoor (L) and Mallikarjun Kharge (R) cast their votes in Kerala and Karnataka, respectively.
Congress presidential candidates Shashi Tharoor (L) and Mallikarjun Kharge (R) cast their votes in Kerala and Karnataka, respectively.
Published on Oct 17, 2022 11:44 AM IST

Cong Prez Polls: Jairam tweets pic of ‘meeting room’ turned into polling booth

Congress veterans Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are battling to become the next president of their party, and succeed Sonia Gandhi as the first non-Gandhi chief in more than 24 years.

The polling booth for Congress presidential elections at Sanganakallu campsite in Karnataka. (Jairam Ramesh/Twitter)
The polling booth for Congress presidential elections at Sanganakallu campsite in Karnataka. (Jairam Ramesh/Twitter)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 10:29 AM IST

Imran wins 6 of 8 seats in Pak bypolls; his party leader says ‘will of masses’

Imran Khan's PTI contested from seven constituencies in the National Assembly, and three in Punjab in the key by-elections. It won six of the National Assembly seats in Mardan, Charsadda, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib and Peshawar - all contested by the former prime minister of Pakistan.

Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP)
Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 07:51 AM IST

On India's 1st Hindi MBBS books, MP CM says ‘We’ll free education from English’

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked if Germans, Russians and French can study and express their talents in their own language then why Indian children cannot do that.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)
Updated on Oct 16, 2022 01:06 PM IST

Nepal's ‘Man of Century’ Satya Mohan Joshi dies at 103: Who was he?

Nepal's cultural historian Satya Mohan Joshi passed away at 7.09am on Sunday. He was undergoing treatment at the Kist Medical College and Teaching Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue, pneumonia and heart-related issues.

Satya Mohan Joshi was honoured with the ‘Shatabdi Purush’ on his centenary birthday in 2019 by the then foreign minster Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. (MOFA of Nepal/Twitter)
Satya Mohan Joshi was honoured with the ‘Shatabdi Purush’ on his centenary birthday in 2019 by the then foreign minster Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. (MOFA of Nepal/Twitter)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 11:55 AM IST

At 2,401 infections, India sees yet another decline in its daily Covid tally

Fresh recoveries saw a slight drop after 2,373 patients recuperated in the last 24 hours as opposed to 2,378 on Saturday. Following the new recoveries, the total number of patients recovered in the country has now touched 4,40,73,308, the bulletin revealed.

The cumulative Covid-19 count of India reached 4,46,28,828 after fresh additions on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
The cumulative Covid-19 count of India reached 4,46,28,828 after fresh additions on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 10:02 AM IST

UP: On asked about flat location, man thrashes security guard of housing society

In a purported video, the man can be seen repeatedly slapping the security guard. After a few seconds, when the guard retaliates, the man gets angrier and thrashes him some more.

The scuffle between the man and the security guard was caught on CCTV camera. (Screengrab of video/Nikhil Choudhary Twitter)
The scuffle between the man and the security guard was caught on CCTV camera. (Screengrab of video/Nikhil Choudhary Twitter)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 08:49 AM IST

Huge rush at bus depots, rly stations as UP PET aspirants struggle to get home

The exam is happening amid the major flood situation in Uttar Pradesh, which has affected several villages and caused rivers Saryu and Rapti swell.

Candidates of UPSSSC PET 2022 at Sitapur Junction. (ANI Photo)
Candidates of UPSSSC PET 2022 at Sitapur Junction. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2022 06:47 AM IST

Varun Gandhi takes dig at BJP again, this time at Yogi's ‘aerial survey’

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has been conducting aerial surveys to take stock of the flood situation in the state over the last few days.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
BJP MP Varun Gandhi. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Forced to remove clothes by teacher, Class 9 girl sets herself ablaze in J'khand

The 14-year-old student was rushed to a nearby hospital by her family members, and is currently undergoing treatment for the same. According to reports, doctors said she suffered 80 per cent burn injuries and her condition remains critical.

A complaint has been registered against the teacher, and the matter is currently being investigated, a police officer said. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
A complaint has been registered against the teacher, and the matter is currently being investigated, a police officer said. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 11:42 AM IST

Father of stabbed Indian student says son cannot have ‘enmity with anyone’

Shubham Garg, 28, was stabbed 11 times on October 6 when he was walking along the Pacific Highway in Australia on his way back to his place of residence.

Shubham Garg's father said he does not understand the “reason behind the attack”. (ANI Photo)
Shubham Garg's father said he does not understand the “reason behind the attack”. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 09:36 AM IST

6 cops, 2 medical staff injured after vehicles in UP deputy CM's convoy collide

ASP, North Sitapur, Rajiv Dixit said that the incident took place when Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak was en route to Kheri from Lucknow.

In the incident, a police vehicle and an ambulance collided. (ANI Photo)
In the incident, a police vehicle and an ambulance collided. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 07:08 AM IST
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