Police on Monday reportedly arrested a 53-year-old woman and her 32-year-old daughter in Mumbai for allegedly duping around 130 people of Rs 5 crore. Police reportedly said the duo would take money by promising government flats to people affected by railway's land expansion and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's road widening projects.
Raising concerns over the misuse of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Act, the Supreme Court on Tuesday reportedly ruled out that preliminary enquiry must be conducted before arresting anyone under the law. The apex court also reportedly introduced a provision of anticipatory bail and added that 15-16% of the total number of complaints filed in 2015 under the Act were false.
A Class 9 student Ikisha Raghav Shah, 15, was found hanging at her residence in Noida by her parents on Tuesday evening. Her parents alleged that she took the extreme step due to low marks in her examination, followed by harassment by teachers.
Jewellery chain Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd, which has a registered office in Chennai’s T Nagar, has allegedly defrauded loan from 14 public and private banks to the tune of Rs 824 crore, say reports. State Bank of India has reportedly filed a complaint with the CBI to investigate the alleged fraud, which would cause a loss of Rs 1,000 crore along with interest. Reports suggest that promoters and directors of Kanishk - Bhoopesh Kumar Jain and his wife Neeta Jain - could be residing in Mauritius.
An 18-year-old girl reportedly died after her phone exploded when she was talking to her relative while the phone was charging in Odisha. The phone was identified as Nokia 5233 and the incident is being investigated. Notably, Nokia is no longer selling the model, but the model is reportedly being sold off online.
Music composer Ilaiyaraaja received the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award from the President of India Ramnath Kovind in Delhi on Tuesday. Reports say, 85 people including Ilaiyaraaja and Indian cricketer MS Dhoni were among those selected for the Padma awards 2018.
The Gurgaon police on Monday arrested nine people for allegedly running a sex racket at a mall. The arrest was made on a tip-off that a sex racket was being run in the mail under the guise of a spa center. The arrested included six women while efforts are on to trace the owner of the spa.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reacted to the vandalism of Periyar statue near Alangudi in Pudukkottai. Rahul wrote on Twitter, “When the RSS & BJP encouraged the tearing down of Lenin statues in Tripura, they signalled their cadres to destroy statues of those who opposed their ideology, like Periyar, the great social reformer who fought for the Dalits. His statue too was destroyed today in Tamil Nadu.” The head of the Periyar statue was cut and dropped on the ground by unidentified persons on Monday night.
When the RSS & BJP encouraged the tearing down of Lenin statues in Tripura, they signalled their cadres to destroy statues of those who opposed their ideology, like Periyar, the great social reformer who fought for the Dalits. His statue too was destroyed today in Tamil Nadu. pic.twitter.com/vYpYYGtszj— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 20, 2018
The IRCTC has reportedly partnered with Ola to allow its users to book cabs through its app and website. Users can have access to all services such as Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Auto, Ola Share etc on the same price on the IRCTC Rail Connect App and website. Passengers can book cabs seven days in advance or upon reaching the railway station. Further, commuters can book cabs at the IRCTC outlets at railway stations or Ola’s self-serving kiosk.
Train services in Mumbai were affected on Tuesday after hundreds of students hit the tracks demanding railway jobs, say reports. They sat on the railway tracks between the Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) stations in south Mumbai since 7 am. The students, mainly those who had cleared railway apprentice exams, blocked trains to one of the city's busiest business centres leading to the cancellation of 30 trains, reports added.
Instagram announced the first ever Instagram Awards in India for 2017 this year. Virat Kohli was the winner of the 'Most Engaged Account'. As of March 2018, the Indian skipper has a total of 19.8 million followers. Deepika Padukone's account with a total of 22.4 million followers was announced as the winner of 'Most Followed Account'.
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in the multi-billion fourth fodder case by a special CBI court on Monday. The fodder scam case entails to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from Dumka treasury in the 1990s. While the quantum of sentence is to be decided later, it is learnt that Lalu will appeal against the sentence in a higher court, according to his lawyer.
An 11-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by six persons gave birth to a baby girl at the government hospital in Rajkot on Saturday. Police investigations have revealed that a total of six persons raped the girl on separate occasions. The girl’s condition is stable and the newborn has reportedly been admitted to a government-run children’s hospital.
A woman from West Bengal committed suicide, as her nude photos were allegedly uploaded on social media by school students along with an adult. Reportedly, the woman lost her phone while picking her daughter from school. The students who got hold of the phone, took the pictures and returned the phone to the woman. They allegedly blackmailed her saying that they will upload the pictures on social media if she does not send more nude photos. The woman mentioned in her suicide note that they even asked for sexual favours. Since she did not do as they said, they uploaded the pictures. The accused - 21-year-old Chandan Guchait, a 17-year-old student and two younger boys aged 16 - were remanded in judicial custody for two weeks by a district court on Sunday.
Ola and Uber drivers in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and other big cities have begun an indefinite strike against low payments by the app-based taxi aggregators. Nearly 1.5 million drivers on this app-based cab services have decided to stay off roads until their demands are met. The strike would largely affect commuters who depend on Ola and Uber to go to work every day.
The Enforcement Directorate on Monday reportedly appealed to the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of former Union telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum case. A special CBI court, in December last year, acquitted the two along with all the other accused in the case due to lack of evidence against them. The CBI is also expected to appeal against their acquittal in the case.
A 23-year-old Delhi man died when he was taking selfies along with a friend with a pistol on Thursday. Photos of the two friends with the pistol were found on the mobile phone of the dead man, Vijay Singh. However, police are still unclear whether the man shot himself accidentally or it was a murder since his friend fled the spot immediately.
According to TNIE reports, the Ballari zoo in Karnataka has come up with a unique programme to control the population of leopards in the zoo. They have reportedly decided to keep the male and female leopards in separate places. Leopards that are already sheltered in the zoo were mostly brought by villagers and wildlife enthusiasts who rescued them from various cases like injury. Since the zoo authorities are already in need of funds to feed the existing leopards, they have reportedly decided to implement the programme.
At least ten people were killed in Sitamarhi district, Bihar after a bus fell off a bridge on Saturday. According to media reports, the bus skidded off from NH-77. Police teams were rushed to the spot for the rescue operation.
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.