Punjab officials on Saturday reportedly said a senior journalist and his 92-year-old mother were murdered at their house in Mohali. They reportedly said 64-year-old K J Singh's throat had been slit, while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was suspected to have been strangled at their home. Police reportedly said they had injury marks on their necks. A Special Investigation Team has reportedly been formed. Singh, a former news editor with The Indian Express, had also worked for the The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh, reports added.
Taking a dig at Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reportedly said India established IITs, IIMs and AIIMS, while Pakistan produced JeM, LeT and Haqqani network. “While India is completely engaged in fighting poverty, our neighbour Pakistan is fighting us”, Swaraj further reportedly stated.Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reportedly accused India of violating human rights and state-sponsored terrorism.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 23, 2017 10:56 PM #IIT #IIM #AIIMS #LET #JEM #HAQQANI #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, actor Salman Khan will be paid Rs 11 crore per episode for the 11th season of reality show 'Bigg Boss'. The 11th season of Bigg Boss is all set to go on air from October 1st. Salman was reportedly paid Rs 8 crore for the previous season of the reality show.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 23, 2017 6:53 PM #BIGGBOSS #BIGGBOSS11 #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, a 9-year-old fitness trainer named Kimberly Renee Shah from the USA received her two-wheeler driving licence with an expired date from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Andheri, Maharashtra. While the woman's driving licence had an issuing date of August 2017, it carried the expiry date of June 2017.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 23, 2017 5:56 PM #DRIVINGLICENCE #INDIA NEWS
Rajasthan's self-styled godman Kaushalendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaj has been arrested in Alwar on charges of raping a 21-year-old law intern at his Ashram last month. The woman from Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur has accused the 60-year-old godman of sexually assaulting her when she went to his Ashram to meet him.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 23, 2017 4:34 PM #GODMAN #ARREST #RAPE #INDIA NEWS
Indian PM Narendra Modi reportedly said that the government has decided to provide each of the urban and rural poor, a shelter by 2022 when the country celebrates the 75th year of independence. "When crores of houses are built across the country, it will require bricks, cement, iron, and wood. It will generate jobs for thousands and open up new avenues of income and employment", Modi reportedly said while addressing the people in Varanasi on Saturday.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 23, 2017 3:39 PM #PM #MODI #INDIA NEWS
Indian IT industry body Nasscom's sector skills council reportedly unveiled a new courseware to impart skills to the techies across the country on Thursday. The courseware will provide an understanding of IoT in engineering education and help create employment prospects in India. The course will cover diverse sectors such as aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, retail, and transportation.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 23, 2017 3:08 PM #IT #EMPLOYEES #INDIA NEWS
Karim Morani, whose anticipatory bail was cancelled by Supreme Court in a rape case reportedly surrendered to the police in Telangana. The producer of Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Chennai Express' allegedly raped a Delhi based girl multiple times and a case was filed against him in January. He also threatened the girl if she complains to the police. The girl's advocate asked the Hyderabad High court to release the order and give a verdict to the accused by Saturday.
BY SARADHA | SEP 23, 2017 11:36 AM #KARIM MORANI #INDIA NEWS
SS Rajamouli, director of the movie 'Baahubali'tweeted that the reports about him being appointed as a consultant, designer and supervisor for Andhra's new capital Amaravati are not true. He also said that his contribution is just to interpret the version of Andhra Pradesh.
Various news that I was appointed as a consultant, designer, supervisor etc for Amaravathi are not true..— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) September 21, 2017
All I am doing is interpreting the vision of @NCBN garu to Foster + Partners to quicken the process.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) September 21, 2017
BY SARADHA | SEP 23, 2017 10:24 AM #RAJAMOULI #AMARAVATI #INDIA NEWS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that previous governments seemed to hate development and looted public money to win elections. "They were driven by political calculations, resulting in schemes being inaugurated but never seeing completion," he added. PM Modi said this during his two-day visit to Varanasi, where he inaugurated projects worth Rs 1,000 crore.
BY SRI RAM | SEP 23, 2017 9:25 AM #MODI #CONGRESS #INDIA NEWS
The ministry of railways on twitter stated that the media misreported the limitations imposed on debit cards. Reportedly, on Friday media houses published that railway has stopped accepting debit card payments with almost ten banks. The ministry of railway also posted a screenshot of the news and captioned it as wrong news
No Debit/Credit Card of any bank has been restricted by IRCTC 4 acceptance on any of Gateways as has been misrepresented by some of the news pic.twitter.com/Wjm51sWKvD— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 22, 2017
BY SARADHA | SEP 23, 2017 9:03 AM #RAILWAYS #DEBIT CARD #INDIA NEWS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 measured on Richter scale hit Srinagar on Saturday morning at 05:44 a.m. No casualties have been reported yet. The epicentre of the medium intensity quake reportedly started in Sumbal in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. According to media reports, Geologists said that Jammu and Kashmir lie in a region where seismic activities, or vibrations in the Earth's crust, are high which may lead to frequent tremors. This is the fifth earthquake in India in three months.
BY SARADHA | SEP 23, 2017 8:51 AM #JAMMU AND KASHMIR #EARTHQUAKE #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, Ukraine ambassador Igor Polikha has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh to report a theft after a man snatched his phone and ran away while he was taking a selfie near Red Fort on Wednesday. Polikha was allegedly alone when the incident happened, while the driver was waiting by his car. Delhi police have reportedly formed teams to nab the thief.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 22, 2017 8:19 PM #PHONETHEFT #UKRAINEENVOY #INDIA NEWS
Subramanian Swamy on Friday reportedly said that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Actor Kamal Haasan are a big zero. According to the reports of Outlook, he said that "Kamal is a big zero and a pompous idiot, while Arvind Kejriwal is another big zero, if zero and zero and come together it's even a big zero." He spoke to the media asking why everyone is so interested if entertainment enters politics and asked media not to pay attention to that. Reportedly he said that Jayalalithaa spent 20 years in politics before she became a leader.
BY SARADHA | SEP 22, 2017 4:56 PM #ARAVIND KEJRIWAL #KAMAL HAASAN #SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY #INDIA NEWS
After writing to Anushka Sharma, PM Narendra Modi wrote to Bahubali's director SS Rajamouli, inviting him to join his 'Swachhata Hi Seva', a cleanliness drive. SS Rajamouli took to Twitter to express his happiness on receiving the invitation. Actor Rajinikanth took to Twitter to express his extended support for the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' initiative by the PM.
BY AISHWARYA | SEP 22, 2017 3:32 PM #BHAAHUBALI #MODI #SSRAJAMOULI #INDIA NEWS
A man allegedly raped his 7-year-old twin daughters for months in a village in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district. According to reports, police received a complaint of rape from the family of the two victims. The twins were taken to hospital for medical treatment and examination.
BY SRI RAM | SEP 22, 2017 2:42 PM #RAPE #STEPFATHER #INDIA NEWS
A boy of class X in Madhya Pradesh sought help from his school officials at the right time after playing Blue Whale Challenge. Reportedly the boy in his Sanskrit answer sheet wrote that " I have reached the 49the stage of the Blue Whale game. I am being forced to undertake the final task of ending my life. If I don't complete the last task, my parents would be killed." According to media reports, the teacher immediately informed his parents, and the boy is given counselling by psychiatrists to remove his fear.
BY SARADHA | SEP 22, 2017 1:02 PM #MADHYA PRADESH #BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE #INDIA NEWS
A 19-year-old boy in Bengaluru went missing on September 12. Reportedly the boy left the house at 6:30 p.m. and did not return, so his parents registered a complaint. According to media reports, on September 14 the boy's parents received a WhatsApp video from their son's number. The boy in the video said that the kidnappers asked Rs.50 lakhs as a ransom. However, the boy appeared to be calm in the video. Later they did not receive any other information. Reportedly the boy's corpse was found in a lake on Friday morning. Police have reportedly arrested six people involved in the crime. One of the accused is related to the boy's parents.
BY SARADHA | SEP 22, 2017 12:24 PM #BENGALURU #ABDUCTED #INDIA NEWS
In an extraordinary remark, India in the UN said that Pakistan had lost the value of its name as it is now ‘a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorists’. India took a dig with the name of the country’s prefix ‘Pak’ which means pure and said that it will be well suited for the country to change its name as ‘Terroristan’.
BY AISHWARYA | SEP 22, 2017 11:56 AM #UN #PAKISTAN #TERRORISTAN #INDIA NEWS
The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted two minor girls who were raped and got pregnant to abort the foetus. The court counsel reportedly requested the Supreme court to preserve the foetus as the DNA could be used to track the rapists.Reportedly the rape survivors are a 13-year-old girl from Delhi and a 17-year-old girl from Bengaluru. Both the girls have crossed 20 weeks of pregnancy and their life is at risk as performing abortion.