Heavy rain lashed many areas of Uttarakhand on Saturday, blocking over 54 roads across the state managed by the public works department due to landslides, boulder falls and debris accumulation. All schools in Rudraprayag remained closed on the directions of district magistrate Mayur Dixit. Light to moderate rainfall occurred in Mussoorie and adjacent areas in Tehri district. Haridwar district reported a maximum of 29.6mm rainfall, recording a 449% excess.
Bengaluru saw Republic Day celebrations in several places on Thursday, including the Manekshaw Parade Ground, the controversial Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet and also in Lalbagh Botanical Garden, which has arranged its annual flower show, among many other places. Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot unfurled the national flag at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, where Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and several of his cabinet colleagues were also present.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday, claimed that former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah is being "misled" to contest from Kolar, and he will lose if contests from that seat in the upcoming state assembly elections. He accused Siddaramaiah of wasting his political career by joining Congress for the "sake of power". Reacting to Anil Antony's resignation from Congress, Sudhakar said that the episode has "exposed" Congress.
High drama ensued at the Student Centre (Stu-C) of Panjab University on Wednesday after the Chandigarh unit of National Students Union of India screened, for a brief time, the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After some part of the documentary was screened, the varsity authorities stopped the NSUI members from continuing it. The NSUI had set up a portable screen at the Student Centre to display the documentary.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to give free rides to the invitees to the 74th Republic Day celebrations, scheduled to be held on Thursday at Delhi's Kartavya Path. Attendees will get tickets (coupons) that would allow them to travel for free to two stations near Raisina Hill, and Mandi House station. These coupons will be issued between 4.30 am and 8am. The government has put 32,000 tickets on sale online for the masses.
The road accidents due to negligent driving continue on Karnataka roads as two young men were seen crashing on the road from the bike while racing. The video of rash driving followed by a spine chilling accident is viral on social media. The Karnataka police have been warning two-wheeler drivers who drive recklessly. Even in the state capital, many youngsters were booked for wheeling on busy roads with their two wheelers.
Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday staged a protest in Bengaluru against the screening of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's starrer 'Pathaan'. The VHP workers also raised slogans against Bollywood and burned the posters of the film which hit the screens on Wednesday. The members of VHP shouted slogans and alleged that Shah Rukh Khan and his movies are against Indian culture.
The Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth ₹76.54 crore, including Aam Aadmi Party's communication strategist Vijay Nair's house worth ₹1.77 crore in Crescent Bay, Parel (Mumbai), businessman Sameer Mahendru and his wife Geetika Mahendru's residential properties worth ₹35 crore in Delhi's Jor Bagh, among others in Delhi excise policy scam under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the agency said on Wednesday.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has set up a three-member probe committee comprising Lucknow divisional commissioner (Ms) Roshan Jacob, additional commissioner of police Piyush Mordia and chief engineer of Public Works Department.
Several reasons have crept up following the incident though none has been ascertained. Preliminary reports indicate that some construction work was going on at the building's parking lot. The building - Aliyah Apartment - is located in Hazratganj area of Lucknow, and comprised as many as 12 flats and two penthouses on the top floor.
Strap: Earlier plan to relocate to Mulund dumpyard deemed unfeasible due to challenge of commute, land price Mumbai: It is not Mulund dumping ground but Kharghar or Uran that are likely to be the chosen spots where Mahalaxmi Racecourse will be relocated. Sources in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that the City and Industrial Development Corporation land in Kharghar or Uran are being considered suitable for the shift.
Navi Mumbai: A 27-year-old woman has filed a case of cheating and cruelty against her 38-year-old husband for hiding impotency. She has also complained against seven relatives for cruelty against her. The complainant from Panvel, had met the Parel-based man through a matrimonial website in December 2018 and got married in 2021. After five days of the marriage, the couple had gone for a honeymoon trip wherein the husband refrained from intimacy with his wife.
The police officer who investigated the murders of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani told a court on Tuesday that Atul Dahifade had not consulted an expert before claiming that the artwork of the prime accused, Chintan Upadhyay, reflected his mental state. This revelation came during his cross-examination by the defence lawyers. Chintan is Hema's estranged husband. On January 20, the officer was called for examination by special public prosecutor Vaibhav Baghade.
A group of miscreants snatched the official pistol of Bathinda police special staff in-charge Daljit Brar after a police vehicle hit a car near the Bathinda district administrative complex on Tuesday. Superintendent of police (investigations) Ajay Gandhi told reporters that the weapon was snatched from Brar's a home guard jawan, gunman Vijay Kumar. Bathinda senior superintendent of police J Elenchezian said as Brar was rushing to the district police headquarters, his vehicle hit another vehicle.
According to the charge sheet, on the day of the incident Poonawala attacked Walkar in a fit of rage since she had gone to see a friend in Gurugram against his wishes. The charge sheet also said that the accused used several weapons to dispose of Walkar’s body. The police had recovered a saw and some knives from the crime scene.
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Chandan Chowdhary said the incident occurred on Monday night outside a tuition centre run by AD Mahesh. At around 8.30pm, a man identified as Shishpal (25), who lived right opposite the tuition centre, came to the lane and started shouting and abusing passersby.