Groom falls in drain after bridge collapses due to ‘baraat’ dance in Noida

Fifteen persons, part of a wedding procession (baraat), including the groom, fell into a drain when the bridge they were dancing on collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village of Noida’s Sector 52 on Saturday night. Two children were injured. The incident took place around 9.30pm when 15 persons, including the groom, were dancing on a small bridge that collapsed all of a sudden. The bridge, built over a drain, connected the Olive Garden wedding banquet hall’s gate to its lawn. According to eyewitnesses, the wedding procession had been dancing for over 10…

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Mumbai cyber police thwart attempt to siphon firm’s ₹20-L payment in man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack

The cyber cell at the BKC police station recently thwarted a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack made on an agriculture trading firm and recovered ₹20 lakh that had been siphoned by the accused. An MITM attack refers to a cybercrime wherein the attacker hacks into a company’s email account, gathers information about transactions with other firms, and then poses as one of them in order to siphon the money being transacted between the two. According to police, the complainant company, based in the city, had sold sprouts to a client company based in…

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Don’t Need Morality Lessons From Modi Who Ignored His Political Guru: Naidu on PM Modi’s Backstabbing Barb

Moments after Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his speech at a rally on Sunday in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu went on an offensive to counter Modi’s scathing charges. Responding to Modi’s claim that Naidu was only interested in his son Lokesh’s rise and not the state’s development, the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief said the Prime Minister wouldn’t understand much as he didn’t even give due respect to his wife. Stating that he was against personal attacks, but was compelled to do so, Naidu said, “Yes Lokesh…

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‘Doesn’t have brains’: Kerala CPI(M) MLA’s remark on woman IAS officer

‘Doesn’t have brains’: Kerala CPI(M) MLA’s remark on woman IAS officer

A CPI(M) legislator has courted controversy after he publicly slandered a young woman IAS officer, saying she “lacked brains,” after the official tried to stop an ‘unauthorised’ construction of a shopping complex at Munnar hill station. The incident, which occurred on Friday, came to light when some television channels aired visuals of Devikulam MLA S Rajendran purportedly making disparaging comments that sub collector Dr Renu Raj “lacked brains” and has no powers to intervene in the construction as building rules come under the purview of panchayats. “She doesn’t have brains..…

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Pregnant woman stuck in snow delivers twins after Army helps her to hospital in Kashmir

Pregnant woman stuck in snow delivers twins after Army helps her to hospital in Kashmir

A pregnant woman stuck in heavy snowfall safely delivered twins, thanks to the Indian Army which came to her aid in the nick of time and shifted her to hospital in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district. On Friday, the company commander of Panar army camp of Bandipore received a call from a villager seeking help for evacuating his pregnant wife Gulshana Begum to hospital, officials said Sunday. The weather conditions were precarious as it was snowing heavily and the temperature was minus seven they said. The snow had covered the roads,…

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra flays UP, Uttarakhand govts for allowing illicit liquor trade to flourish

Expressing shock over the death of nearly 100 people in the Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy, Congress General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday blamed the BJP governments in the two states for allowing the illicit liquor industry to flourish. “I am shocked and very sad to know that more than 100 people have been killed in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and the death toll continues to rise,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a statement. “It is hard to believe that the illicit liquor industry in the two…

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Citing Conflict of Interest, Congress Asks CAG to Recuse Himself From Rafale Audit;

New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on the controversial Rafale deal, the Congress on Sunday, alleging the conflict of interest, requested the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to recuse himself from auditing the deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter aircraft as he was part of the negotiations. CAG Rajiv Mehrishi was the then Finance Secretary when the deal was struck. Defending the CAG, Arun Jaitley said Defence ministry files are dealt with by Secretary (Expenditure). The opposition party also said that it would be improper on the part of Mehrishi…

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Odisha woman goes for treating wound in left leg, doctors operate right leg

A day after doctors in a Hyderabad hospital discovered a pair of forceps in the abdomen of a woman who had undergone surgery in the facility in November, a Dalit woman in a backward district of Odisha has complained that her right leg was operated instead of the left at a sub-divisional hospital. Mitarani Jena of Khabil village in Keonjhar district, 220 km north of Bhubaneswar had gone to the Anandpur Sub-divisional hospital for treatment of a wound on her left leg two days ago. After checking the patient’s condition,…

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‘Jeans in Delhi, saree in rural areas’, BJP neta’s sexist jibe at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

‘Jeans in Delhi, saree in rural areas’, BJP neta’s sexist jibe at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Harish Dwivedi on Sunday made a sexist remark on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that she only wears jeans and top when she stays in Delhi but comes wearing a saree and sindoor while visiting rural areas. He began his rant by saying both Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka are failures before taking a sexist swipe at Priyanka. “Jab Priyanka Gandhi Delhi mein rehti hain toh jeans aur top mein rehti hai aur jab shetra mein aati hain toh saree aur sindoor laga kar…

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JD(S) MLA Claims He Received Rs 5 cr Bribe From BJP, But Returned it on CM’s Advice

Bengaluru: Just days after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy released audio tapes allegedly containing the voice of state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa trying to strike a deal to poach a JDS legislator, a JDS MLA has alleged that he had received Rs 5 crore from the BJP as an advance to switch sides. Srinivas Gowda, MLA from Kolar, alleged that as part of Operation Kamala, BJP leaders — MLA Ashwatnarayan, CP Yogeshwar, and Vishvanath — had lured him by offering Rs 30 crore. He claims that he accepted Rs 5…

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