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In Hyderabad, boy, 5, mauled to death by stray dogs; captured on CCTV

The boy, identified as Pradeep, was roaming alone on an empty street on his own when a few stray dogs started barking at him and pulling at his clothes, the video showed.

A 5-yr-old boy, Pradeep mauled to death by stray dogs in Hyderabad.
Published on Feb 21, 2023 01:30 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

NDRF teams, dog squad, medical crew onboard India's C-17 flights for Turkey

Turkey, Syria earthquake: External affairs minister Jaishankar took to Twitter to announce the relief efforts and expressed solidarity with Turkey at such a challenging moment.

**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE VIA @adgpi** New Delhi: Indian Army dispatches an 89-member medical specialist team, equipped with X-ray machines, ventilators, oxygen generation plants, cardiac monitors and associated equipment, to earthquake-hit Turkey. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_07_2023_000066B)(PTI)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 01:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Five judges elevated to Supreme Court to take oath today: Who are they?

The new judges are expected to be sworn in on Monday by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, according to people aware of the matter.

L-R: Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Sanjay Karol and Manoj Misra.(File)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:14 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘I know nothing’: Capt Amarinder Singh rebuffs reports on replacing Maha guv

BS Koshyari, the current Maharashtra governor, offered to step down from his position last month amid a raging controversy over his remarks on Shivaji that led to calls for his resignation.

Captain Amarinder Singh to join Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday (Capt. Amarinder Singh Twitter/ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 07:03 PM IST

‘Our children…they are proud’: Journalist Siddique Kappan's wife on his release

Siddique Kappan's wife Raihana and their three children – Muzammil (19), Zidhan (14) and Mehnaz (9) – have waited for 28 months to see him walk out of the jail. Kappan's mother died during this period.

Lucknow: Journalist Siddique Kappan with his wife Raihana and son Muzammil following his release from the Lucknow District Jail, in Lucknow, Thursday, Feb 2, 2023. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI02_02_2023_000063B)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 06:38 PM IST

Budget 2023: Why Sitharaman went 'whaaat...' at press briefing

In her Budget announcement today, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised the personal income tax rebate limit, doled out sops on small savings and announced one of the biggest hikes in capital spending this decade.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed amusement at a reporter's question about Opposition's view of the Union Budget 2023 during press briefing on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. (DD News)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

PM congratulates Padma awardees, says ‘India cherishes their rich contributions’

This year, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav were among the six Padma Vibhushan awardees.

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the tableaux artists, tribal guests, NCC Cadets, and NSS Volunteers at Lok Kalyan Marg, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI/PIB)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 10:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Amazed by women's confidence’: President Murmu on Republic Day eve

74th Republic Day: President Murmu also hailed the makers of India and said that while the founders of the Constitution gave us a map and moral framework, the task of “walking that path remains our responsibility”.

President Droupadi Murmu addresses the nation on the eve of the 74th Republic Day, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 08:11 PM IST

Air India makes adjustments to in-flight alcohol policy after urination episode

Earlier today, Air India said it will assist the flight's pilot-in-command with an appeal against the suspension of his license by DGCA as the airline deems the action as “excessive”.

Air India has made adjustments to their in-flight alcohol service policy.
Published on Jan 24, 2023 10:03 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Aaftab became violent after Shraddha met a friend, says chargesheet

Poonawala, who confessed to strangling Walkar in May last year, was produced through video conferencing from Tihar Jail. His judicial custody has been extended till February 7.

Aaftab Poonalwala, the accused murderer of Shraddha Walkar
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:50 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Chinese pet’: Mahesh Jethmalani slams Jairam Ramesh over alleged China links

In a tweet, earlier in the day, Jethmalani wrote that Jairam questioning Centre's China stand “behoves him to disclose his Huawei links”.

Congress senior leader Jairam Ramesh (File)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:01 PM IST

SpiceJet says passengers deplaned in Delhi for 'unruly behaviour'. Video

The passenger also gave a written apology, but he was offloaded to avoid any further conflicts.

Unruly behaviour by a passenger on the Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight. (Screengrab via ANI video)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 11:15 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Wrestlers stir: Mary Kom to head panel on sex abuse probe against WFI chief

The oversight committee will run the daily affairs of the wrestling body for the next one month and assess the allegations against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who was asked to step aside as the WFI chief last week.

Former boxing champion Mary Kom (AIBA)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:27 PM IST

Bar Association writes to Amit Shah for 360-degree probe into BBC's Modi series

In a letter to the home minister, listing four major points, AIBA chairman and senior advocate Adish C Aggarwala pointed out that the association considered the timing of the documentary, its contents and its promotion as “dangerous”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (AP Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 09:58 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

'Centre has heard...': Minister on wrestlers' protest, sexual assault claims

Last evening, the Centre suspended WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar and suspended all activities of the wrestling body till the completion of the investigation into the allegations.

Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 06:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Rahul Gandhi's security ‘top priority’: Jairam Ramesh amid J&K twin blasts

The Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed today after a day-long break from Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district amid heightened security in the wake of twin blasts in Jammu.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party leader Jairam Ramesh- (ANI)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 04:41 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Amid sexual harassment allegations, Centre suspends all activities of WFI

Earlier in the day, the ministry suspended WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar, a fallout of the grapplers' allegations of sexual harassment and corruption against the sports body's chief.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (Photo by AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Shocked…shameful’: Swati Maliwal meets wrestlers protesting against WFI chief

Earlier this evening, Olympic medalist Vinesh Phogat claimed that at least 10-12 women wrestlers have complained of “sexual exploitation” at the hands of the WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal at Jantar Mantar, Delhi(ANI)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 08:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Why are wrestlers, including Olympic medalists, protesting at Jantar Mantar?

Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, world championship medallists Vinesh Phogat, Sarita Mor, Sangeeta Phogat, Satyawart Malik and Jitender Kinha were among the 30 wrestlers assembled at the iconic Delhi location.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat with wrestler Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and others react during a press conference regarding wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Air hostess onboard crashed Nepal plane was a TikToker. Her video is viral

Oshin had left her house that day against the wish of her father and had promised to return home to celebrate the Maghe Sankranti festival with her family.

Oshin Ale Magar, an air hostess who died in the crash of Yeti Airlines flight in Pokhara, Nepal. (Twitter)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Rahul Gandhi on journalist's ‘Godi media’ question: 'I don't blame you…' | Video

Rahul Gandhi claimed that a lot of “hatred” was being spread in the media and that it was playing “the role of distracting instead of being a watchdog”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Punjab party chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring addressing a press conference during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Hoshiarpur. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

‘Who can afford…except filthy rich?’ Jairam Ramesh slams Centre over Ganga Vilas

The Congress leader also slammed Centre for reportedly threatening the habitat of the endangered Ganga dolphins by starting the river cruise.

The MV Ganga Vilas vessel, world's longest river cruise.(PTI)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 08:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Heard loud sound… saw bodies’: Eyewitnesses recall Nepal plane crash horror

Several videos were doing rounds on social media platforms showing the incident. A resident, who was watching it from his terrace described that the plane finally fell nose-first towards its left and crashed into a gorge on the banks of Seti river

Rescue teams work to retrieve bodies from the wreckage at the crash site in Nepal. (Reuters)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Nepal saw 11 deadly plane crashes since 2010: Why is flying so risky there?

Nepal plane crash: Nepal averages about one flight disaster a year. Since 2010, the Himalayan destination has witnessed at least 11 fatal plane crashes, including the latest Yeti Airlines crash in Pokhara.

Nepal plane crash: Locals watch the wreckage of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal.(AP)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 04:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

On camera: Massive avalanche hits Sonmarg; Kashmir districts on alert

This is the second avalanche in two days in Sonmarg, Jammu and Kashmir. On Thursday, two labourers from Kishtwar died when an avalanche hit a construction site in the popular hill station.

Avalanche in Sonmarg, Jammu and Kashmir.
Published on Jan 14, 2023 09:23 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Bar on cruise…on holy river Ganga’: Akhilesh Yadav's claim & swipe at BJP

According to the official information, the facilities on the MV Ganga Vilas cruise include vegetarian Indian cuisine, assorted non-alcoholic beverages, a spa and doctors-on-call.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav talks about Ganga Vilas cruise ship at a press briefing. (ANI)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 06:12 PM IST

At 11.25am, 11.32am and then 12.32pm: Nitin Gadkari gets threat calls in Nagpur

Three calls were received on the BSNL landline of the office, the staff and the Nagpur Police, who were informed soon after the incident. At least two of them involved threatening messages, according to the information so far.

Union Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari.(PTI)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 04:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Explained: Why US flights were grounded by FAA?

According to real-time flight tracker FlightAware, around 6:30am Eastern time zone, about 760 flights were put on hold and by 7am, the number of flight delays went up to 1,200.

All US flights were grounded due to a software glitch today. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 08:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

On Air India flight, man gets down on his knee, proposes to fiancée. Watch

The man planned and boarded the same flight as his fiancée, walked down the aisle of the aircraft with a huge pink banner and asked her to marry him.

Man proposes his fiancee on an Air India flight
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 06:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Now, passenger on Air India flight finds stone in meal: 'Unacceptable'

Air India has already been under the scanner of aviation regulator DGCA over multiple flight incidents, including the controversial ‘pee’ scandal.

A passenger on Air India flight found a stone in the meal served to her.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 10:04 PM IST
By | Reported by Neha Tripathi
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