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Actress Shilpa Shetty cleared of obscenity over Richard Gere kiss

An Indian court has finally cleared Shilpa Shetty of obscenity charges 15 years after the Bollywood star was kissed on stage by actor Richard Gere. Footage from 2007 showed the Hollywood star kissing Ms Shetty’s cheek at an Aids awareness event in Delhi. The charges have only now been ruled “groundless”, with the court saying […]

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Indian farmers end their year-long protest after government agrees to demands

Indian farmers ended their year long mass protests a week after the government agreed to abandon controversial agricultural reforms. Thousands of farmers had camped at the borders of the capital, Delhi, with dozens dying from heat, cold and Covid. They will begin returning to their homes from Saturday. The movement had become one of the […]

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Toxic foam covers sacred river near India’s capital as people gather to celebrate religious festival

A layer of toxic foam covered parts of a sacred river near India’s capital on Wednesday as people gathered on its banks to celebrate a religious festival and some devotees bathed in the waters. The white froth, a mixture of sewage and industrial waste, formed over the last week in sections of the Yamuna River, […]

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Vehicle that went missing 20 years ago recovered from Ohio River

A vehicle belonging to a woman who went missing with her two children nearly 20 years ago was recovered from the Ohio River, according to the Delhi Township Police Department. Stephanie Van Nguyen, 26, and her two young children, Kristina, 4, and John, 3, went missing in 2002 from Delhi, Ohio, police said Friday in […]

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Jitender Maan Gogi: Men posing as lawyers shoot dead dreadful gangster inside Delhi courtroom

Two men posing as lawyers shot dead a dreaded gangster inside a courtroom in India’s capital, Delhi. They opened fire at Jitender Maan Gogi inside the courtroom where a case was being heard against him. Gogi received five-six bullet injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. Officials say police […]

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Modi reshuffles cabinet ahead of crucial elections, sacks health minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his biggest cabinet reshuffle since he came to power in 2014. He indicated 36 new ministers into his government. At least 12 cabinet members, including IT and health ministers, resigned ahead of the reshuffle to make way for their colleagues. The new cabinet will have 77 ministers, up from […]

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Singapore rebuts an Indian chief minister who sounded alarm over possible new ‘Singapore Variant’

Singapore’s government has said there is “no truth” to an assertion by Delhi’s chief minister that a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the city state. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had called for a halt to flights, saying a new “Singapore strain” was “extremely dangerous for children”. He added that it […]

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RARE fungal infection HITS recovered Covid-19 patients causing blindness, death in India

Mucormycosis, a fatal fungal disease outbreak has been making news in the Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad even as the nation battles the novel coronavirus. The rare infection has also resulted in eyesight loss for some people. This month ENT surgeons at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) in the national capital have seen […]

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Delhi is clearing space to bury the dead as death toll from coronavirus grows

Delhi is clearing dense growth of shrubs and other plants from wastelands to add 400 graves to the Indian capital’s oldest functioning cemetery beside the ruins of historic city walls, as the death toll from the coronavirus grows. With more than 105,500 deaths nationwide, India’s tally of infections has crossed 6.83 million. Since its first […]

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23-year-old man applies poop on his body to evade police arrest

A man involved in four criminal cases, applied faeces on his body to avoid being arrested, but was held by police. A police team patrolling Nitya Nand Marg near Kashmere Gate metro station in Indian capital New Delhi noticed two bike-borne men behaving suspiciously. They were signalled to stop, but the suspects approached aggressively towards […]

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Nearly one in four in Delhi had coronavirus, random antibody study suggests

One in four residents in the Indian capital, Delhi, have been exposed to coronavirus infection, a random sample antibody test suggests. The survey¬†said 23.48% of the 21,387 people whose blood samples were tested had Covid-19 antibodies. It suggests that infections in the city are much more widespread than the number of confirmed cases indicates. Delhi […]

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Private jet hired for $11,980 to ferry stranded pets amid global lockdown

A private chartered jet is all set to fly six pets from Delhi to Mumbai in mid-June. The coronavirus-induced lockdown left a number of people stuck in different parts of the country. Several pets were also left stranded away from their owners due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus. According […]