According to reports, a class 12 student of a leading private school in Yamunanagar of Haryana shot his principal dead a week after he was rusticated for lack of attendance and picking up fights. He reportedly came to the school and said that he wanted to meet the principal. Then he walked to the principal Ritu Chhabra and fired several rounds at her with his father’s licensed revolver, say reports. She was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead. Reportedly, the school staff caught the boy and handed him over to the police. An investigation is underway.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 20, 2018 5:13 PM #PRINCIPALSHOTDEAD #YAMUNANAGAR #HARYANA #INDIA NEWS
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has writen a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birthdays to be declared as national holidays. Vivekananda and Netaji's birth anniversaries are observed on January 12 and 23, respectively.
Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose are national and international icons. I have written a letter to the PM urging the GOI to declare both their birthdays (Jan 12 and Jan 23) national holidays— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 20, 2018
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 20, 2018 4:29 PM #MODI #VIVEKANANDA #NETHAJI #MAMATA #INDIA NEWS
A techie, his wife and their son were reportedly found dead at their house in Baner area in Pune on Friday. The deceased were identified as Jayesh Patel (35) his wife Bhumika (30) and son Naksh (4). While the couple was allegedly found hanging, police suspect that they could have committed suicide, say reports. However, they are uncertain about the death of Naksh, who was found dead on the floor. Police are reportedly investigating the matter.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 20, 2018 1:05 AM #TECHIESUICIDE #FAMILYFOUNDDEAD #PUNE #INDIA NEWS
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reportedly recommended the Telecommunication authorities to allow cell phone and online services during flight journey. Reports say, TRAI has sought permission to allow cell phone services on planes when it flies above 3000 ft from the ground.
BY HARITHA | JAN 19, 2018 5:03 PM #TRAI #CELLPHONE #ONLINE #SERVICE #FLIGHT #INDIA NEWS
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal reportedly said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not an MBBS doctor but he is the "best doctor" to treat the “diseases” that have gripped the country. Meghwal also said that cleanliness, corruption, poverty, communalism, casteism and terrorism are the diseases that have gripped the country and Modi is responsible for its slow pace of growth.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 19, 2018 3:11 PM #MODI #INDIA NEWS
The Central Government has reportedly announced that other than the mandatory Aadhaar requirement, citizens over the age of 18 will also be required to submit two other proofs in the passport application process. Reports say, ration card, govt employee card, bank balance record and pan card can also be submitted as proof for passport application in India.
BY HARITHA | JAN 19, 2018 2:19 PM #AADHAAR #PASSPORT #APPLICATION #MANDATORY #INDIA NEWS
A major fire accident reportedly took place at Navarang Studios in Mumbai and gutted the fourth floor of the building, on Friday morning. Reports say, the building hasn't been functional for many years and no casualties have been reported in the accident. Fire tenders rushed to the spot immediately and contained the fire. The cause of fire is being investigated.
BY HARITHA | JAN 19, 2018 12:14 PM #STUDIO #FIRE #BUILDING #INDIA NEWS
Following the murder of a 14-year-old boy in Kollam district in Kerala, his mother who was the prime suspect in the case was arrested on Thursday. Reports say, in a fit of anger over an argument, the mother strangled her son and suffocated him to death. The boy went missing on Monday and his body was found in a charred state on Wednesday. Police said the woman has confessed to the crime and they are investigating the motive behind the murder.
BY HARITHA | JAN 19, 2018 10:59 AM #STRANGLE #MOTHER #SON #INDIA NEWS
Speaking at the India Today South Conclave on Thursday, actor Prakash Raj said that he is not anti-Hindu but anti-Modi. The actor said, "They say I am anti-Hindu but I say I am anti-Modi, anti-Amit Shah and anti-Hegde." Stating that PM Modi remained silent when his supporters were celebrating the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Prakash Raj reportedly said, "A true Hindu cannot support such activity."
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 18, 2018 9:57 PM #PRAKASH RAJ #ANTIMODI #ANTIHINDU #INDIATODAYCONCLAVE #INDIA NEWS
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the GST rates on 29 items and 53 categories of services have been revised. The revised rates are applicable from January 25. However, the GST Council, at the meeting on Thursday, has not come to a final decision on simplifying GST filing.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 18, 2018 7:58 PM #GST #RATEREVISED #GSTCOUNCILMEETING #INDIA NEWS
According to an App Annie 2017 Retrospective Report, India overtook the US to take the second spot for the number of app downloads in 2017. Reports say that an average user in India holds nearly 80 apps and accesses over 40 of them. In India, the top 10 most downloaded apps were WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Truecaller, SHAREit, MX Player, UC Browser, Amazon, Paytm and Instagram.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 18, 2018 6:49 PM #APPS #US #CHINA #INDIA NEWS
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that 7 new IITs, 7 new IIMs, 100 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools and 100 Navodaya Vidyalaya schools will be set up across the country soon. Speaking at an event in Chennai’s Guindy, Javadekar reportedly said Navodaya schools across the country are performing well.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 18, 2018 12:46 PM #UNIONHRDMINISTER #PRAKASHJAVADEKAR #IITS #IIMS #KENDRIYAVIDYALAYS #NAVODAYAVIDYALAS #INDIA NEWS
In a horrific incident, a 3-year-old girl child in Haryana was reportedly raped by her 14-year-old neighbor when her parents were away. After the incident came to light, the boy was reportedly taken to an observation home.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 18, 2018 12:35 PM #RAPE #INDIA NEWS
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the ban on the Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Padmavat’ paving way for the release of the film on January 25 in all states. Earlier, the governments of Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand had declared that they will allow the screening of the film. The film producers, on Tuesday, filed a petition before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra demanding to stay the ban.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 18, 2018 12:32 PM #PADMAVAT #DEEPIKAPADUKONE #INDIA NEWS
During an event conducted by New Indian Express, Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu reportedly said that it’s a good thing for India if H-1B visa holders return to India. He said, “India will benefit if Trump is amending H-1B visa holders as India will get back lost talent.”
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 18, 2018 8:47 AM #VENKAIAH NAIDU #H-1B VISA #INDIA NEWS
The Reserve Bank on Wednesday reportedly said that all the 14 designs of Rs 10 coin are valid and legal tender for transactions. In a statement, RBI clarified that the coins have distinctive features to reflect various themes of economic, social and cultural values and are introduced from time to time. There were reluctance on part of traders and members of public to accept Rs 10 coins due to suspicion about their genuineness.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 17, 2018 8:59 PM #RS10 #RBI #INDIA NEWS
Niti Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant on Wednesday reportedly said that every Indian will have a smartphone in the next five years. Amitabh reportedly said that the cost of smartphone acquisition has fallen to Rs 70 per consumer and it is expected to come down to as low as Rs 2,000. 400 million smartphones are in India currently.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 17, 2018 7:32 PM #NITIAAYOG #SMARTPHONE #INDIA NEWS
In a shocking incident in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri, a man killed his 30-year-old wife and 18-month-old son hitting them multiple times with a blunt object in front of the couple’s two other children, say reports. The man, Prakash, married the woman, Sunita, in 2005. Since then, they were seen fighting frequently, reports added. Sunita had even earlier filed a dowry harassment case against Prakash, say reports. His elder child alleged that he killed their mother and that they were scared to inform anyone. Police are searching for the accused, reports added.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | JAN 17, 2018 3:39 PM #MANKILLSWIFESON #DELHIMURDER #INDIA NEWS
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu reportedly apologised to a common man who was affected by the traffic jam that was created due to the CM’s convoy. The unidentified man reportedly raised his voice as he was made to wait for about two hours. The CM came to know about the same and apologised in front of everyone.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 17, 2018 3:33 PM #CHANDRABABU NAIDU #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, a man died on the spot after his bike lost control, fell into an open manhole and exploded inside. Reports suggest that the 27-year-old man was travelling in sector 20 in Mumbai at around 12.30 am when the incident occurred. Smita Jadhav, the senior inspector of NRI police station, reportedly said the man was drunk. She further added that the manholes along the stretch were left open as the construction work of a pipeline and road was going on.