A woman was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly running a job scam from inside the Income Tax (I-T) department building in the city's Hazratganj area. She was caught conducting counterfeit interviews for different posts in the department from a cafeteria on the office premises, an official note said. The police also took seven other people, said to be job aspirants, in custody after some I-T officials spotted them and the woman inside the office building.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 lakh reward for the identity of people responsible for fires in the state's forests. ?The government will give a reward of Rs 5 lakh to any person who provides exact information about people who cause wildfire in any part of Manipur,? Biren Singh said in a brief post on Facebook in Manipuri.
Seven school children were killed and one injured in an accident when a truck collided with an auto-rickshaw in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Thursday, police said. The driver of the auto-rickshaw, in which the school children were returning home, was also injured. All children are aged between 5 to 8 years and the injured child, whose condition is serious, has been shifted to a government hospital in Kanker, officials added.
The Bombay high court on Thursday dismissed a public interest litigation petition seeking action against India's vice president Jagdeep Dhankhar and union law minister Kiren Rijiju for their public statements against the Supreme Court collegium, the judiciary, and the apex court. The PIL was filed by advocate Eknath Dhokale. BLA chairman, advocate Ahmed Abdi, said the association approached the court with great anguish as the two senior officials had violated their oaths of office.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Thursday said he was not the party's chief ministerial face for the state's assembly elections later this year. This development comes days after several senior party leaders questioned posters declaring Nath as the CM face. “I am not chief minister's face of Congress but I am working hard to save the future of residents of Madhya Pradesh,” Nath clarified.
Unidentified assailants on Thursday morning gunned down head of the Phulguni panchayat, Mohammad Quareshi, at Narayanpur village under Thawe police station of Bihar's Gopalganj district, triggering violent protest by locals, police said. This is the second murder of a mukhiya at Thave police station area in a week. So far, nine elected mukhia have lost their lives after winning election in the last 13 months in the state.
A boy was caught with 15 kg of heroin in Amritsar, Punjab director general of police Gaurav Yadav said on Thursday. Police recovered ?8.4 lakh from the minor, who was detained at a police checkpoint on Ram Tirath Road in Amritsar. He said the mastermind of the trans-border narcotics smuggling racket, Resham Singh, is on the run. A case was registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in Amritsar.
A 23-year-old catering staffer was beaten to death by members of a disk jockey team at a wedding venue in the Japanese Park in outer Delhi's Rohini in the early hours of Thursday after a quarrel that originated over handing over dinner plates quickly, police said adding that two of the suspects have been arrested. ?One of them picked up a plastic crate and smashed it on Thakur's head,? Rajneesh Garg, additional deputy commissioner of police (Rohini) said.
A 32-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by the son of the village head of Domuhan panchayat in Bihar's Banka district on Wednesday evening. The man, a resident of Gowabakhar village, is survived by his wife and three children. The incident led to protests across the area after which the administration took necessary action to curb the rising tensions.
Patna's All India Institute of Medical Sciences issued two death certificates of a 39-year-old man, who died of Covid-19 in 2020, with different names of Rajeev Kumar Nirala's' spouse and revived a feud over his marital status. The woman claiming to be Rajeev Kumar Nirala's second wife, Puja Kumari accused Nirala's family of concealing his marital status when he married her in 2016. Prachi Priya was mentioned as Nirala's wife in the first death certificate issued to his father, Janardan Prasad. HT has copies of the two death certificates.
Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Thursday sparked a new controversy after he said the upcoming assembly election in the southern state is all about Tipu vs Savarkar. The Lok Sabha MP was addressing a public gathering in Karnataka when he blamed the opposition Congress for allowing Tipu Jayanthi celebrations in the state, calling them unnecessary. Karnataka is due for an assembly election later this year.
A group of criminals indiscriminately shot at and injured four persons including a girl during a chain-snatching attempt near Urja Auditorium gate no-2 under Shastrinagar police station in Bihar's Capital, Patna on Wednesday night, police said. Police said the incident occurred around midnight when three criminals intercepted a woman and tried to snatch a gold chain from her. However, four persons came for her safety and the criminals opened fire at them.
The Himachal Pradesh excise and taxation department carried out an inspection of stocks at Adani Wilmar Ltd in Parwanoo town of Solan district late on Wednesday night. The entire goods and services tax input was adjusted through tax credit but no payment was made in cash. “We found many discrepancies while scrutinising the records. The raids are still continuing,” the joint commissioner, excise and taxation, south zone, GD Thakur said.
A few purported handwritten Maoist posters threatening member of Parliament Sushil Singh and former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MLA Ranvijay Singh were allegedly found in Aurangabad district in Bihar on Wednesday, police said. Station house officer of Goh police station, Kamlesh Paswan told HT that police did not find any posters when they visited the places but added that they are monitoring the situation and have begun an investigation.
Four children of migrant labourers were charred to death after a fire broke out in two shanties at Bane-Di-Hatti village in Gagret town of Una district late on Wednesday. Three brothers and sisters are among the victims. Ramesh Dass lost his daughter Neetu, 14, and two sons, Golu Kumar, 7, Shivam Kumar, 6, and their relative Kalidas's son Sonu Kumar, 17, in the blaze. All four children were sleeping in one of the two shanties.
The High Court of Karnataka has sentenced an advocate to prison for one week for ?making wild allegations against the judicial system and the Judicial Officers in particular?. The Division Bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi recently ordered that advocate K S Anil be taken into custody and again presented before it on February 10. The original criminal contempt case against Anil was filed in 2019.