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The Karnataka government has put on hold the bill mandating reservations for locals in the private sector after backlash from the industry. "This will be reviewed and decided in the coming days," Karnataka CMO said. Earlier, National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) criticised the bill, stating it could force companies to relocate as local skilled talent becomes scarce.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:14 pm on 17 Jul
NCP (SP) leader's son crashes SUV into tempo in Pune in drunken state
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A speeding SUV, driven by NCP (SP) leader Bandutatya Gaikwad's son Saurabh Gaikwad, collided with a tempo carrying chickens in Pune. Saurabh was allegedly drunk. A video of the incident shows chickens tossed out of the tempo following the crash. This comes days after a Shiv Sena leader's son rammed his BMW into a two-wheeler killing a woman.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 10:46 pm on 17 Jul
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) said it hasn't received any clearance to begin the project after BJP General Secretary Vinod Tawde announced that the first underground metro will begin operations on July 24. Tawde has since deleted his post on X. Notably, the 33.5-kilometer route, dubbed the "Aqua Line", will connect south Mumbai to the western suburbs.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 10:13 pm on 17 Jul
8 Indians found alive after large ship overturned off Oman coast
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Eight Indians are among nine people found alive after a large ship overturned off the Oman coast. Indian Navy's warship INS Teg and maritime surveillance aircraft P-8I had been deployed along with Omani vessels and personnel to carry out search and rescue missions after the Comoros-flagged vessel capsized. 13 Indians were among 16 crew members on the vessel.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:51 pm on 17 Jul
Union Minister Chirag Paswan, while talking about his equation with actress-MP Kangana Ranaut, said, "Only good thing that happened to me after trying my luck in acting is that Kangana and I became really good friends." "That's one good thing we carried from that time," he added. Chirag and Kangana worked together in the 2011 film 'Miley Naa Miley Hum'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:54 pm on 17 Jul
India's elite dog squad deployed for security at Paris Olympics
short by Disha Jana / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
India's renowned 'K-9' team, the elite dog squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), has been deployed to bolster security at the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. The ten-member team will be stationed in Paris for a month. The ITBP's K-9 unit, comprising breeds like Belgian Malinois, Labradors, and other local dogs, excels in detecting explosives, ammunition and narcotics.
short by Disha Jana / 08:00 pm on 17 Jul
What are the key points about South India's 1st double-decker flyover?
short by Nidhi Sinha / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
South India's first double-decker flyover, which opened to public on Wednesday, is a road and metro flyover in Bengaluru with five ramps. The 3.36-km-long flyover, built at ₹449 crore, begins at Ragigudda metro station and ends at Silk Board Junction. It's expected to ease traffic around Silk Board Junction. The yellow line metro that passes along flyover isn't operational yet.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 08:16 pm on 17 Jul
An elderly man suddenly collapsed after suffering a heart attack in the food court area of Delhi airport. A video that has surfaced on social media showed a doctor immediately giving him CPR and reviving him in nearly five minutes. The elderly man was reportedly taken to a hospital for further treatment after he gained consciousness.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 08:09 pm on 17 Jul
Woman seen dancing while driving SUV in UP; police initiates action
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The UP Police initiated action after a video showing a woman dancing while driving an SUV went viral on social media. The video was shared by a social media user, who wrote, "They will die and will kill others also. This is one of the reasons behind accidents. These are the pictures of National Highway going from Ghaziabad to Delhi."
short by Ankush Verma / 08:00 pm on 17 Jul
Puja Khedkar's father Dilip was suspended twice for corruption: Reports
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
IAS trainee officer Puja Khedkar's father Dilip Khedkar was suspended twice while he was employed with the Maharashtra government over allegations of bribery and corruption, reports said. Dilip Khedkar was reportedly accused of demanding money to restore power and water supply in 2018. He also faces a complaint of owning assets disproportionate to his income.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:34 pm on 17 Jul
Union Minister Chirag Paswan said he is a "nepo kid" and he can't shy away from that fact. "I'm proud that I am the son of Ram Vilas Paswan. For me it's a matter of pride," said Paswan. "If you do good work, people say it's because of your parents...but if you do bad, you will hear abuses," he added.
short by Shristi Acharya / 09:02 pm on 17 Jul
Pro-India chants greeting JD Vance and wife Usha claim is false
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A viral video on social media claims to show US Senator and Republican vice presidential candidate JD Vance and his wife, Usha Chilukuri, greet party delegates, with false claims that chants of "India India" can be heard in the background. BOOM found that the video was edited to include "India India" chants, which were not present in the original footage.
short by System User / 05:55 pm on 17 Jul
A 27-year-old woman, working at a bank in UP, died by suicide at her home in Ghaziabad, allegedly after suffering six months of intense bullying, body-shaming and mental torture at her workplace. She was a relationship manager at a Noida-based branch of Axis Bank. The woman has named five people in a suicide letter and sought death penalty for them.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:41 pm on 17 Jul
A 26-year-old Instagram influencer, Aanvi Kamdar, died after falling into a 300-foot gorge at Kumbhe waterfall near Raigad in Maharashtra. She was shooting a video when the incident occurred. Aanvi was brought out of the gorge amid heavy rainfall after a six-hour rescue operation, but she died at hospital.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:00 pm on 17 Jul
Woman held in Hyderabad for cheating man of ₹3.06 crore
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The Cyberabad police on Wednesday arrested a woman for allegedly cheating a person to the tune of ₹3.06 crore promising high returns and later failed to return the money. Economic Offences Wing (EOW) Deputy Commissioner of Police, K Prasad, said the arrested woman has been identified as Panuganti Indira Devi Reddy alias Indira Devi Reddy (29), of Nallagandla in Sherilingampally.
short by System User / 06:21 pm on 17 Jul
Days after 121 people were killed in a stampede at his satsang in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, self-styled godman Narayan Sakar Hari or Bhole Baba said, "Honi ko kaun taal sakta hai. Jo aaya hai, use ek din jana hi hai (Who can avert destiny. Those born have to die)." Earlier, he said, "I am deeply saddened after the incident."
short by Ankush Verma / 08:51 pm on 17 Jul
Pic shows plastic bottle, garbage on international Air India flight floor
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A picture showing discarded plastic bottle and garbage strewn across the floor of a Singapore-bound Air India flight has surfaced online. Several people reacted to the post, with a social media user saying, "Zero civic sense." "Airlines should fine such passengers on spot," another user commented on the picture.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:47 pm on 17 Jul
Mangaluru administration calls for help to combat dengue spread
short by System User / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The district administration in Mangaluru has urged the public to assist in controlling the spread of dengue by capturing and sharing images of mosquito breeding sites. Residents are encouraged to send these images, along with the corresponding addresses, via WhatsApp to the heads of their respective taluk panchayats and urban local bodies (ULBs).
short by System User / 07:13 pm on 17 Jul
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's 'Wagh Nakh' arrives in India from London
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
The 'wagh nakh' or tiger claw-shaped weapon used by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was brought back to India from a London museum. It will be displayed in Maharashtra's Satara from July 19. It has a bulletproof cover and security has been beefed up, Maharashtra Minister Shambhuraj Desai said.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:25 pm on 17 Jul
4-year-old girl dies of Chandipura virus in Gujarat
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
A four-year-old girl died of the Chandipura virus in Gujarat's Panchmahal district, a health official said. Chandipura virus is an RNA virus belonging to the Rhabdoviridae family, which also includes the rabies virus. This disease occurs by the sting of a vector-infected sandfly and it mainly affects children aged between nine months and 14 years.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 07:57 pm on 17 Jul
Andhra welcomes you: Nara Lokesh to IT firms amid K'taka job quota row
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Andhra Pradesh Minister Nara Lokesh said the state is "ready to welcome" IT companies after Karnataka proposed a bill to reserve jobs for locals in the private sector. "We'll offer you...the most suitable skilled talent...with no restrictions from the government," he stated. His remarks come after trade association Nasscom said it was "deeply disturbing" to see the bill.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 11:07 pm on 17 Jul
Kejriwal’s lawyer cites ex-Pak PM's case while challenging CBI arrest
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Jailed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's Abhishek Manu Singhvi cited former Pakistan PM Imran Khan's case while challenging CBI's arrest in a money laundering case linked to the excise policy scam. "Imran Khan was released but was arrested again in another case. It can't happen in our country," Singhvi said. He dubbed CBI's move to arrest Kejriwal an "insurance arrest"
short by Nakul Ahuja / 07:50 pm on 17 Jul
Married men enter India, lure tribal girls into marrying them: Sarma
short by Nidhi Sinha / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed married male infiltrators enter India and lure and marry poor tribal girls of Jharkhand despite already having a wife and family. "We need to make Jharkhand-specific laws," he added. He noted that though Muslims are allowed to marry four times, one cannot function according to their "personal law" after marriage between Hindu and Muslim.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 07:21 pm on 17 Jul
Everyone has a place in the house: Sharad on Ajit's likely return
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Several NCP (Ajit Pawar faction) leaders returned to the faction led by Sharad Pawar. While talking about Maharashtra Deputy CM and his nephew Ajit Pawar's return to the faction, he said, "Everyone has a place in the house. As far as the party is concerned, I wouldn't take the decision myself, all those who stood with me will be consulted."
short by Nakul Ahuja / 10:48 pm on 17 Jul
Atiq Ahmed's properties worth ₹50 crore transferred to UP govt
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 17 Jul 2024,Wednesday
Properties worth ₹50 crore belonging to slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed have been transferred to the UP government. District Government Advocate (Criminal) Gulab Chandra Agrahari said Atiq had bought 2.377 hectares of land in the name of a mason Hoobalal from proceeds of crime. Notably, Atiq, who was named in over 100 cases, was shot dead on April 15, 2023.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 10:48 pm on 17 Jul
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