In a first, Muslim groups issue Bakrid guidelines in Yogi Adityanath’s UP

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The guidelines aim to avoid any controversy over the sensitive issue of animal sacrifice in the BJP-ruled state. Muslim organisations in Uttar Pradesh have for the first time asked community members to follow a set of guidelines during next month’s Bakrid, aiming to avoid any controversy over the sensitive issue of animal sacrifice in the BJP-ruled […]

Blue Whale challenge: You can enter but not leave, says teen before suicide

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A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the Blue Whale Challenge game. A 19-year-old college student found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Madurai home on Wednesday scrawled these lines about the addictive and dangerous Blue Whale Challenge online game responsible for scores […]

GDP growth hits three-year low of 5.7%, India Inc upset; Govt hopes GST will improve situation

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GDP down: Demonetisation of high-value currency notes in November last year impacted economic activities in the January-March quarter as GDP growth slipped to 6.1 per cent and further to 5.7 per cent in the three months to June. The GDP growth of India slumped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent during April-June as […]

Uddhav Thackeray’s ‘Cloudburst’ Remark On Mumbai Rains Causes Flutter

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Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray also snapped at the media when questions were posed to him on the monsoon preparedness of the party-ruled Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai or MCGM, a day after heavy rains virtually clogged the city. MUMBAI:  In a sensational claim regarding Tuesday’s downpour, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that […]

Centre blames states for deaths of manual scavengers, lapses in rehabilitation

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The Centre asked the states to expand the definition of manual scavenger and include those who clean human waste from open drains and along railway tracks in the list. The Centre on Wednesday held states responsible for lapses in monitoring and rehabilitation of manual scavengers. It said in the absence of data on people involved […]

Doctors fight in operation theatre in Jodhpur hospital, woman loses newborn

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The video purportedly showed the two doctors in Jodhpur’s Umaid Hospital shouting at each other and sparring over what appears to be an ego clash. The Rajasthan high court took cognizance on Wednesday of a video purportedly shot in a Jodhpur government hospital that shows two senior doctors quarrelling and using filthy language inside the operating theatre […]