Dalit youths become a target of Indian atrocities

According to the news, Dalit youths in Mysore's Jayapura police station filed a complaint alleging that they were tortured when they entered the villages of upper caste Hindus. Locals told police that the Dalit youths were tortured after going to the villages of upper caste Hindus in search of water. The KKR Hospital in Mysore is treating Dalit youths who were injured in the January 13 incident. According to police, four persons were arrested as a result of the incident.  

London-based law firm seeks arrest of Indian Army Chief

An application has been lodged with the British police requesting the arrest of India's army chief and home minister for their complicity in war crimes in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. The law firm Stoke White has told the Metropolitan Police's War Crimes Unit that it has submitted extensive evidence detailing how Indian troops led by General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah were responsible for the torture, kidnapping, and killing of activists, journalists, and civilians.  

Muslim girls barred from wearing hijab in India

Bengaluru: It emerged that a school barred its students from hijab and ordered them to leave the classroom immediately. “When we arrived at the door of the classroom, the teacher said that we cannot enter with the Hijab,” Almas and her friends told the media.“She asked us to remove it.” The group of six Muslim students at a government-administered women’s college in Udupi district, Karnataka state are forced to sit outside the classroom. The college administration alleges they were defying the rules since Hijab is not part of the uniform.

Lata Mangeshkar tests positive for Covid-19

According to media sources, Lata Mangeshkar, a veteran Indian singer, has tested positive for coronavirus. According to Rachna Mangeshkar, Mangeshkar's niece, the 92-year-old singer has been sent to ICU after being diagnosed with Covid. However, Rachna said Lata Mangeshkar has mild symptoms. Rachna further said, "She is doing fine and has been kept in ICU only for precautionary reasons considering her age.”    

Mumbai police arrest Bulli Bai app creator

New Delhi: It emerged on Jan 6 that the Indian police had arrested a 20-year-old suspect who created an online app, Bulli Bai. The app shared pictures of Muslim women for a virtual "auction". The open source app called 'Bulli Bai' - a derogatory term to describe Muslim women - had shared pictures of many women without their permission. "He is the person who had created the Bullibai app on Github. He had also created the Twitter handle @bullibai_ and other handles," K.P.S Malhotra, a police official in Mumbai said.

Naseeruddin Shah warns of Civil War in India

Naseeruddin Shah, one of India's most well-known actors, has warned of a civil war if Hindu extremists' anti-Muslim campaign continues. India's Muslims would strike back if attempts at Muslim genocide and ethnic cleansing did not end immediately, he said. “If it comes to the crunch, we will fight back… If it comes to that, we will. We are defending our homes, our family, our children,” he said.  

Indian police launch probe into mass killing instigators

It emerged on Friday that the Indian police had launched an investigation into an occasion where Hindu extremists called for mass killings of minority Muslims. A speaker at the gathering told the crowd that people should not worry about going to jail for killing Muslims, according to a verified video. "Even if just a hundred of us become soldiers and kill two million of them, we will be victorious," a Hindutva speaker stated.

India’s far-right groups urge ethnic cleansing

It was reported that the leaders from various far-right groups in India issued calls for the ethnic cleansing of minorities in the country. The media outlet reported that the "hate speech conclave" was organized by Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand from December 17 to 19 in Uttarakhand's pilgrimage city of Haridwar, where numerous calls to assassinate minorities and sabotage their religious spaces were made.

British musician calls out Modi’s fascism

On Dec 23, Roger Waters, British musician and founding member of the former rock band Pink Floyd, vehemently criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the arrest of rights activist Khurram Parvez in IIOJK. "Hey Modi, leave Khurram alone!" the musician wrote and shared a tweet by an account stressing the release of the activist. Last year, he also spoke out against Modi's totalitarian Citizenship Amendment Act at a London protest.

Apple alleges India’s apps of abusing power

New Delhi: On Dec 19, Apple Inc has consulted India's antitrust watchdog to file a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market. Apple's filing was made after the Competition Commission of India (CCI) started investigating accounts that Apple maims competition and forces app developers to manipulate its proprietary system.

Helicopter crash: Last rites of Captain Varun Singh to be held today

On Friday in Bhopal, the last rites of Group Captain Varun Singh, who was the lone survivor of the Tamil Nadu chopper crash and died of his injuries on Wednesday. Around 11 a.m the ritual will be performed. On Thursday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Singh's final rites would be performed with full state and military honours.  

India’s Serum to produce Novomax for children

New Delhi: It was reported on Dec 14 that the Serum Institute of India (SII) planned to launch the Novavax (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine for kids in six months. SII CEO, Adar Poonawalla said that the global vaccine reserves were outrunning the absorption capacity of many countries. According to reports, Novavaxsho has shown good results in trials in children aged three and older.

Indians queue up to renounce their citizenship

New Delhi: It was reported that Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai told the Parliament, Lok Sabha, that 1,11,287 Indian citizens had renounced their citizenship this year till September 20. He also informed the Parliament that 10,645 foreign subjects, mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan, applied for Indian citizenship between 2016 and 2020.

Gen. Bipin Rawat’s death: At least 8 arrested for social media posts

Over social media posts about the death of General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and other officers in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, at least eight people have been arrested, two have been charged, and one has been suspended from a government job across the country. Jammu & Kashmir, BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Karnataka, Congress-ruled Rajasthan, and DMK-ruled Tamil Nadu have all reported action over the posts.  

Indian defense minister cremated in televised military funeral

The flag-covered coffin of India's defense chief was lugged through the streets of New Delhi on a gun carriage wrapped with flower garlands before he was buried on Friday. General Bipin Rawat, was killed along with his wife and 11 military staff in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. A17-gun salute was fired as their daughters set their mutual pyre alight.

Anushka Sharma excited to have Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal as neighbors

Anushka Sharma has disclosed that Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, who recently married, will be her new neighbours in Mumbai's Juhu. The Sultan actor congratulated Katrina and Vicky on their marriage on Instagram stories and asked them to settle into their new home as soon as possible. “Also glad you are finally married so that now you can move into your house soon and we can stop hearing construction sounds katrinakaif & vickykaushal09 (sic)" said Anushka followed by heart emojis.  

Helicopter incident: Details found related to crash

Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has died in a helicopter crash. His last rites will be performed in New Delhi today. A total of 13 people were killed in the helicopter crash. After the crash, it is being speculated whether it was really an accident in which the Chief of Indian Army Staff died or something else, the investigation team has started its work. According to Indian media, the pilot of the helicopter did not make any emergency call, the last message from the pilot was that we are now landing on the helipad which was 8 minutes far. The place where the crash happened, the helipad was 10 kilometres away from its actual stop.  

Indian farmers call off protest

New Delhi: On Dec 9, it was reported that the Indian farmers called off a year-long sit-in. The decision was taken in the wake of the government agreeing to the demands which include affirmations to consider guaranteed prices for all production, instead of just rice and wheat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last month he would take back three farm laws, seeking to end the longest-running farmers' protest.

India’s defence chief and 13 others killed in air crash

Indian defence chief Gen Bipin Rawat was among 13 people killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, raising questions over the future of military reforms he was leading. Rawat was India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 63-year-old general was travelling with his wife and senior officers in the Russian-made Mi-17 chopper, which crashed near its destination in southern Tamil Nadu state.    

Indian Army Helicopter crashes with CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat on board

According to Indian media sources, an Indian Army helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday. The Indian Air Force (IAF) verified the development in a tweet. "An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the statement continued. According to India Today, three persons were rescued from the wreckage, all of them were seriously injured. The injured have been relocated to the Wellington cantonment for medical attention.  

Hindu extremists attack Christian school in Madhya Pradesh

The situation in Madhya Pradesh is tense after Bajrang Dal-associated Hindu fanatics attacked a Christian missionary school in Ganj Basoda, Vidisha district. Hundreds of residents, including Bajrang Dal activists, stormed the school and flung stones against it in protest at the Christian Missionary Institution's alleged conversion of students. The attack occurred while Class 12 students were studying for a mathematics exam.  

Putin lauds India as “a great power”

New Delhi: During his official visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin commended India as “a great power” on Monday. The traditional partners had always strengthened their military and energy ties despite Washington's increasing courtship of the world's largest democracy. During Putin's talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a 10-year defense technical partnership agreement and a one-year oil contract were among the deals signed.

Islamabad rebuffs Delhi’s wheat transit proposal

Pakistan has rejected an Indian plan to deliver 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat as humanitarian relief to Afghanistan over the Wagah border in Indian or Afghan trucks, according to officials who believe New Delhi is dragging its feet by presenting "infeasible" solutions. According to official sources, India appears to be actively spreading "misinformation" concerning Pakistani mechanisms for shipping humanitarian aid across the Wagah border. According to the modalities, Pakistan offered that wheat and other needs be transported from India to Afghanistan by trucks operating under the supervision of the UN's World Food Programme (WFP).  

New variant of Coronavirus may have reached India: Report

A new variant of the corona is also expected to arrive in Pakistan's neighboring country, India. An Indian passenger travelling from South Africa to India got tested positive for Covid-19, people are skeptical whether it is the new variant Omicron or not, and the Indian Health Department is to find out. According to a news release, the passenger had reached Delhi from South Africa where he was tested. The Indian Health Department has also started searching for people who have come to India from South Africa in the last ten days.  

ICC announces Pakistan-India World Cup fixture ‘most viewed’ T20I in history

On Thursday, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in a statement that the India-Pakistan encounter at this year's T20 Men's World Cup achieved a record television streaming reach of 167 million and became the most viewed international match of the format. In this high-pressure fixture, Pakistan inflicted India with a chastening 10-wicket defeat in a thrilling contest.

DCC Chairman offers Pak-India bilateral match

On Tuesday, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Dubai Cricket Council Chairman, offered to host Pakistan-India bilateral cricket series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. “The best thing would be to get India-Pakistan matches here. When Sharjah used to host India and Pakistan all those years ago, it was like a war. But it was a good war, it was a sporting war and it was fantastic,” Falaknaz quoted in an interview.

30 killed, thousands displaced in Andhra Pradesh flood

It was reported that almost 30 people have died and thousands have been displaced after intense flooding in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Continuous heavy rainfalls that occurred for a week resulted in the flood. Transport and connectivity have been severely affected. Several villages have been cut off from highways, due to which the emergency aid has not reached the area.

Indian man found alive in a morgue freezer

It emerged on Sunday that an Indian man who was declared dead by the doctors was found alive later. According to the doctor, the police were informed and the body was placed in the morgue freezer until his kins arrived after six hours. “When a police squad and his family came over to begin the paperwork for the autopsy, he was found alive,” he added.

India charges Amazon’s senior officials for selling Marijuana

Lucknow: According to reports, Indian police had charged senior executives of Amazon.com's (AMZN.O) local department under narcotics laws. The case was registered due to the alleged marijuana smuggling via the online dealer. Madhya Pradesh state police stated that they had arrested two men with 20 KG of marijuana and investigated that they were using the Amazon India website to order and further smuggle the material as stevia leaves, used as a natural sweetener in many Indian states.