In a shocking incident reported in Hyderabad, Ahmed Abdulla, 70, an elderly beggar was beaten to death by another beggar, Feroz, 19, on Thursday night. Allegedly an argument ensued between the two when Feroz accidentally tripped Abdullah's wife and in a fit of rage, the youngster beat the elderly beggar to death. Feroz was arrested and booked under Section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code.
Coming just a week within the Theni forest fire disaster, a fire broke out at a building in the defence area of Colaba in Mumbai on Saturday evening, reports NDTV. According to reports, four fire engines and an equal number of fire tankers have reached the site and are trying to control the fire. There have been no reports of casualties as yet.
Sonali Dalvi, a transgender has alleged that she was denied entry by Phoenix Marketcity in Pune citing that as a rule transgenders can't enter the mall. The incident is reported to have happened on Thursday evening. The mall, however, has claimed the allegations to be false. The incident has caused much furore, once again bringing to light the difference in treatment being meted out to the third gender.
A Class 10 boy, Arijit Das, died in Kolkata on Thursday night after being treated by a quack who posed as a doctor when in fact he was an AC mechanic. On Friday, police arrested the quack Sheikh Sarfarajuddin, who was paid a "doctor's" fee of Rs 8000, under sections relating to causing death due to negligence, impersonation and cheating.
A couple, along with their two children, committed suicide in Telangana’s Secunderabad on Friday. Swarup (37) and Deepa (30) from General Bazaar Road area reportedly resorted to the extreme step allegedly due to poverty. However, the reason behind their suicide is not clearly known so far. Police recovered the bodies and sent them to hospital. A probe has been launched to ascertain the cause of their suicide.
The Arunachal Pradesh government passed a bill on Friday approving of death penalty for child rape. Arunachal Pradesh became the fourth state to pass the stringent law after Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana. The bill sought to make amendments of awarding death penalty to those who are involved in gang-raping children below 12 years in sections 376AA and 376D of the Indian Penal Code.
According to reports, a 70-year-old man was beheaded in Bihar’s Darbhanga district on Thursday allegedly for naming a town square ‘Narendra Modi Chowk’. About 40-50 men, who came on motorcycles, attacked Ramachandra Yadav with hockey sticks and beheaded him with a sword, his son Tej Narayan alleged. Narayan’s elder brother allegedly had a murderous assault when he intervened. Alleging that the attackers were RJD supporters, Narayan said that one of his brothers was killed two years ago after they had put up a picture of PM Modi at the square, say reports.
According to reports, former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fractured her wrist on Tuesday after slipping in a bathtub at the palace where she was staying in Jodhpur. While doctors asked her to rest, the 70-year-old went to Goyal Hospital on Wednesday for a check up following unbearable pain. Doctors at the hospital determined that she had a hairline fracture, say reports. Reportedly, the former Secretary of State was also filmed falling down the stairs Jahaz Mahal, of a 13th-century harem, when she visited the place on Monday.
Amidst man-animal conflict, a video of people getting emotional and bursting into tears following the death of an elephant named Thiruvambadi Sivasundar has gone viral in Kerala. The elephant had been undergoing treatment for impaction (becoming impacted, especially of faeces in the intestine) for the past two months and breathed its last on March 11 failing to respond to treatment. Notably, Thiruvambadi Sivasundar was one of the main attractions of the Thrissur Pooram festival for the past 15 years. Thousands of people including ministers paid homage to Thiruvambadi Sivasundar, thereby making it a grand and fitting farewell.
An FIR has been registered against Atul Johri, who teaches life sciences at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University for allegedly passing lewd remarks at female students and also demanding sexual favours from them. The professor, however, rubbished the claims of the students saying that he was being unfairly targetted for insisting on attendance. The Delhi police booked a case under sections 354 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi was handed a two-year prison sentence by a Patiala court after being convicted in a human trafficking case on Friday. The case was registered in 2003 following a complaint by one Bakshish Singh, a resident of Balbehra village, in Patiala district. Daler and his brother, Shamsher Singh, were accused of illegally sending people abroad by disguising them as members of his troupe. The duo also allegedly charged hefty "passage money". However, he got released on bail immediately.
Following the footsteps of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Haryana Assembly on Thursday reportedly passed a bill approving capital punishment for rape of children below the age of 12 years. The Assembly also decided to establish fast-track courts to deal with rape cases at a faster pace and to ensure justice to victims. According to reports, Maharashtra and Karnataka are also mulling over similar bills.
According to reports, a bride’s father in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district refused to marry off his daughter to the groom until he shaved his stubble. However, the groom refused to shave for around 12 hours but finally shaved following the intervention of the police. On Wednesday, when the incident happened a police constable mediated and made the groom shave his beard. However, it was reportedly announced that he will keep a moustache. Later, the marriage was solemnised at the same venue, and the groom took the bride home.
Reports suggest that the Telugu Desam Party, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, has decided to pull out of the NDA coalition following the fallout with the Centre over special category status to the state. Naidu on Thursday reportedly said that his party will support the no-confidence motion moved by the YSR Congress Party against the NDA government.
According to reports, the temple authorities of Lord Venkateswara hill shrine at Tirumala in Andhra have revealed that they have Rs 25 crore in the old denominations. After the Narendra Modi government announced their plan on demonetisation, lakhs of devotees reportedly offered their old currencies to the temple. The TTD has requested RBI to exchange the currencies so as to honour the devotees’ sentiments.
Andhra Pradesh's main opposition party, YSR Congress sent a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi's government on Thursday. It came in as a pressure to the NDA after Andhra Pradesh's ruling party Telugu Desam Party's chief, Chandrababu Naidu also hinted at supporting the no-confidence motion. Naidu had already pulled two of his party members from the Union cabinet on March 8.
A video of a young man strolling in the exam hall with a pistol tucked in his pants is going viral on social media. With the man keeping a vigil, students are seen cheating and copying from materials scattered all over the floor. Vice-Chancellor Dr Arvind Kumar Dixit of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Agra of Uttar Pradesh, where the incident happened, said that the matter will be investigated, say reports.
Class X students in West Bengal were pleasantly surprised after a question on Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was asked in their Class X English state board exam on Tuesday, say reports. Based on points mentioned, the question asked the students to write a short profile on Kohli and it carried 10 marks. Students were so glad about the question and said that they could’ve well answered the question even if the points were not mentioned, reports added.
Nakka Dharmaraju, 27, a resident of Dharmaraopet, Telangana, committed suicide by consuming poison on Wednesday after coming across intimate videos of his wife Nagalaxmi and her paramour Mahesh on the internet. The Hyderabad cops are quoted by the Deccan Chronicle as saying that the videos, which went viral on social media, caused much distress to Nakka. A case has been registered against Nagalaxmi and efforts are also on to remove the videos from social platforms.
According to reports, the accountancy paper of class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been leaked. Manish Sisodia, the Education Minister of Delhi reportedly confirmed that the question paper, that is being circulated on social media matches with the set - II of the CBSE accountancy paper. However, CBSE has reportedly denied any leak, saying that it is "miscreants tried to play mischief".