Businessman Nirav Modi's lawyer said on Wednesday that his client is not absconding but is away on business. Earlier, the diamond baron was accused of fraud by Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs 11,300 crore. Notably, Nirav's passport was also revoked earlier.
BY BEHINDWOODS NEWS BUREAU | FEB 21, 2018 3:16 PM #PNB #NIRAVMODI #FRAUD #INDIA NEWS
Internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier on Monday had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to quash the cases filed against her and the ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ song featuring her. The apex court on Wednesday ordered a stay on all criminal proceedings against the complaints filed in Maharashtra and Hyderabad. In her petition, Varrier had argued that the cases violate her freedom of speech and expression.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | FEB 21, 2018 12:24 PM #PRIYAPRAKASHVARRIER #ORUADAARLOVE #MANIKYAMALARAYAPOOVI #INDIA NEWS
According to a TOI report, a class VII student of a famous school in Gurugram has sent a rape threat to a teacher and her daughter, who is his classmate, in an online post. While the teacher returned to school, her daughter is too traumatised to return, the report says. Meanwhile, in another incident, a class VIII student has mailed a teacher asking for candlelight date and sex. Both incidents occurred last week. The school, in a statement, reportedly said that the incident was thoroughly investigated and a stern action, including suspension, was taken.
BY BEHINDWOODS NEWS BUREAU | FEB 21, 2018 11:31 AM #STUDENTTHREATENSTEACHER #RAPETHREAT #INDIA NEWS
In what looks like an ugly turn in the most-talked-about campaign for bypoll in Odisha’s Bijepur, two slippers were thrown at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday. The CM, who is a top campaigner, was delivering his speech for the bypoll when the incident happened. The first slipper had hit one of his personal securities who warded off the second one too.
A woman from Jalandhar, who was angered by her husband’s illicit relationship, chopped her husband’s private parts and flushed them in toilet. The woman, Sukhwant Kaur, first made him unconscious by hitting him on his head with a rod and later chopped off his genitals. The man, Azad Singh, has been admitted to a hospital and is in critical condition. Based on a complaint filed by the man’s father, a case has been registered against the woman.
Amol Yadav, who has been showing interest in flights was reportedly working as a commercial pilot. He started learning the making of aircraft and in 2010 he started his own company on his house terrace, “The Thrust Aircraft Company” and started making aircraft which can contain six people. The Maharashtra government has now signed a Rs 35,000 crore pact with him to build aircraft.
In yet another shocking incident, a 21-year-old mentally-challenged tribal woman from West Bengal was gang-raped and iron rods were allegedly inserted in her private parts. The incident happened in Dehabandh Hatpara village when the woman was returning from a village festival. After raping her, she was allegedly left unconscious for more than 12 hours at the crime spot. One Ramprabesh Sharma and one of his associates were reportedly arrested in connection with the gang-rape. Both the accused hail from the same village as that of the orphaned survivor. She was reportedly married to a man from Bihar before a year and she has been living alone in her deceased father’s home ever since the marriage was deserted. The woman is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital.
According to data released by the National Health Survey of India, 0.30% of males in the age group of 15-24 were found to be HIV positive, which is the highest among all age groups. The data for Gujarat, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli reveals that 0.19% of men in the age group of 15-49 were HIV positive and the percentage of affected women in the same age group was 0.18%. The data also reveals that in the age group of 15-54, the number increased to 0.24%.
A 20-year-old man in Mumbai has reportedly been arrested by the police after he stabbed his brother. Sources say that the man stabbed his brother in a fit of rage as had he rebuked him for watching TV late into the night and disturbing the sleep of others. The victim has been admitted to GT Hospital in South Mumbai.
In yet another shocking incident, one Rajesh Chauhan and his family in Uttar Pradesh reportedly killed his one-month-old daughter as they were frustrated for not having a son. They also allegedly beat the baby’s mother - Sangita - for giving birth to a daughter. The woman, who managed to escape, filed a complaint with the cops. The baby’s body has been sent for postmortem and police have launched a hunt to nab the accused.
Sonelal, a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, had allegedly bit off a snake's head claiming that the reptile bit him first and so he had to fight back. However, according to medical sources, the man had no bite marks on his body. Sonelal was not injured in any way and was only unconscious for some time after biting the snake.
An ammonia gas leak in a food processing plant in Patiala district of Punjab has reportedly killed three and injured another 10. Four of the 10 injured are said to be in a critical condition. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has been called to take over the rescue operations at the spot where the incident occurred.
An 83-year-old man in Rajasthan married a 30-year-old woman so that he can get a son to look after his ancestral properties. Allegedly, Sukram Bairava, the groom, was already married and just recently lost his 20-year-old son. Officials are taking a look at this issue as bigamy is illegal. Reports also added that the first wife of Sukram had agreed to the second wedding in greed for a new son.
Nasscom has reportedly predicted that the Indian IT industry may attain a growth revenue scenario of 7-9 % for the industry in FY19. Nasscom president Chandrashekhar said, “The domestic revenue may grow at slightly higher pitch of 10-12%, while exports may lag in FY19.” Chandrashekhar also added that the industry may hire 1,00,000 new hands in FY19.
According to a report released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, India is the 12th worst among 52 lower middle-income countries. With over six lakh children dying within the first month of their birth in 2016, the country’s neonatal mortality rate stands at 25.4 deaths per 1,000 live births. Japan is the world's safest country with the Neonatal Mortality Rate of 0.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, followed by Iceland (1) and Singapore (1.1), says the report.
According to reports, two men, who were arrested on charges of rape and murder, were dragged out of the police station and lynched by a mob in Arunachal Pradesh. The mob reportedly dragged the accused, identified as Sanjay Sobar (30) and Jagdish Lohar (26), to the market area at Tezu town in Lohit district and lynched them. The two tea plantation workers from Assam were arrested after a five-year-old girl went missing and was later found in a pool of blood in a jungle.
A 28-year-old woman named Nagalakshmi reportedly committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of an apartment in Telangana on Sunday night. Reports say, the woman, wife of a software engineer, celebrated her seventh wedding anniversary by visiting temples. Police sources say that the woman remained normal and took the extreme step after her husband Ramesh and her daughter went to sleep. A case has been filed upon a complaint given by the woman’s father and investigations are underway.
A man allegedly masturbated in front of Marathi actress Chinmayee Surve-Raghavan in Mumbai on Monday. Following this, Chinmayee’s husband, Sumeet, took it to Twitter and wrote an online complaint to the police mentioning the details about the car. The Mumbai police promptly responded to the complaint and with the help of CCTV footages, the 42-year-old driver of the car was reportedly taken into custody within three hours.
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Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari reportedly said that the proposed expressway project between Chennai and Bengaluru cities will soon begin. Reports say, the project which is estimated at a cost of Rs 16,000 crore is aimed at increasing connectivity between the two cities.
During a talk organized at RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, M Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India was quoted as saying, “You want to eat beef, then eat. Why a festival? Similarly, a Kiss Festival, if you wish to kiss why do you need a festival or anyone’s permission for it.”