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Protests erupt in Kashmir after CRPF jeep runs over man in Srinagar 

Violence erupted in Srinagar on Saturday as security forces allegedly fired shotgun pellets and tear gas at hundreds of people who had come to attend the funeral march of a man who was the previous day. Associated Press reported that the angry mourners were taking the body to a graveyard in defiance of a government order banning the assembly of […]

Two killed, flights and traffic disrupted as pre-monsoon showers hit Mumbai

As the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) experienced its first shower on Saturday evening, three people were killed by electrocution, and flights and local train traffic in the city were severely hit. Pre-monsoon showers hit the city on Saturday. Rain and thundershower, along with gusty winds, lashed parts of Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath, Navi Mumbai, Vasai and Virar from Saturday evening […]

Kerala couple abandoned two-day-old baby fearing they would be shamed for having…

A 32-year-old man, who abandoned his newborn baby at a church in Kochi, allegedly committed the offence out of the fear that he would be shamed socially for siring a fourth child, police said on Saturday. Bitto and his wife Prabitha (28), from Thrissur district, were arrested this morning for abandoning their newborn child at St George Forane Church in […]

Vegetable prices soar as farmers‘ protest enters second day

Vegetables became dearer in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh on Saturday as farm supplies dwindled due to the agitation launched by farmers, even as union ministers and state governments sought to downplay toe impact of the protests. Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh suggested the protests were a publicity statement, saying “people need to do unique things to […]

Arbaaz Khan confesses to betting on IPL matches, say Thane police sources

An investigation into the Indian Premier League betting case involving Arbaaz Khan appeared to widen on Saturday, with police saying two film producers could be questioned after the interrogation of the actor who, they said, admitted to betting in the T20 format and losing Rs 2.83 crore. Khan, summoned by the Thane Anti Extortion Cell, was confronted with bookie Sonu […]

Delhi Zoo suppressed deer deaths in May; complaint lodged

Delhi Zoo officials allegedly didn’t record the deaths of six spotted deer in the first week of May , according to a complaint lodged with the union environment ministry and the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) which oversees all zoos in India. The new complaint adds to the rap sheet of the capital’s zoo that is the subject of a public […]

Mercury dips in Delhi, dust storm expected on Sunday

A day after a dust storm hit Delhi-NCR, the mercury slipped a few notches in the national capital, bringing some relief for people from the hot weather. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the normal. The maximum temperature was 38.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average in the season, said a MeT official. […]