India

Charanjit Singh Channi to be next CM of Indian Punjab

New Delhi, September 19 (KMS): The Congress announced on Sunday that Charanjit Singh Channi has been elected as the leader of the Punjab Congress Legislative Party (CLP), paving the way for his appointment as the chief minister. The development comes a day after Congress veteran Amarinder Singh resigned as chief …

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Five of a family found dead in Karnataka, 7 girls in Jharkhand

Bengaluru/Lateha, September 19 (KMS): Five members of a family, including a nine-month-old male infant, were found dead at their home in Indian southern Karnatka state The bodies were discovered from their residence in the Bengaluru city’s Thigalarapalya area while two-and-a-half-year-old girl child has barely survived the trauma and is undergoing …

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India records 35,662 new COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths

New Delhi, September 18 (KMS): India recorded 35,662 new coronavirus infections and 281 new deaths in the last 24 hours according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. According to Kashmir Media Service, India’s death count climbed to 4,44,529 with the 281 fresh fatalities while overall infection tally …

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Delhi violence: Court criticises police for lackadaisical approach towards prosecution of cases

New Delhi, September 18 (KMS): A Delhi court has castigated police for not taking proper steps for the prosecution of cases related to the violence in the Indian capital in February 2020. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg said if the police do not ensure effective prosecution of the cases, …

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Rise in flow of counterfeit currency notes in India

Tirupati, Sept 18 (KMS): The Indian states of Maharashtra, Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh reported fake currency seizures of the highest kind in the country last year as per data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Maharashtra topped the list with the seizure of 6,99,495 such notes, followed …

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WHO emergency approval for Indian vaccine delayed till October 5

New Delhi, Sept 18 (KMS): World Health Organisation’s (WHO) approval for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) to COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, has been delayed till October 5. As per WHO, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) will be meeting on October 5 …

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Not afraid of Owaisi, will mark ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’: Amit Shah

Hyderabad, Sept 18 (KMS): Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), unlike the governing Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), was not afraid of Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and would commemorate the Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17 every year after it gets elected …

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Shiromani Akali Dal leaders arrested as farmers protest in Delhi

New Delhi, September 18 (KMS): Indian police arrested Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal as they led a protest march in New Delhi to mark the first anniversary of the passage of three contentious farm laws. The SAD, which walked out …

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Muslim man dies in police custody in Gujarat, family alleges torture, demands probe

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): The 32 year old Muslim youth, Qasim Abdullah Hayat, who was arrested on charges of transporting beef, was found dead inside the Godhra B Division police station lock-up in the Indian state of Gujarat,. The family of Qasim has said that he was tortured at …

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2 of 12 top caste-based sexual violence cases from ‘model’ Gujarat: NGO report

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): The National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL), a civil rights group in India, has compiled what it has called landmark cases of caste-based sexual violence” between 1985 and 2020 to mark the first anniversary of the notorious Hathras gangrape case, which led to the death …

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