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Fire sweeps Chinese smartphone maker’s warehouse near New Delhi

A fire swept through a warehouse inside a factory compound owned by Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on the outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, a senior police official said. Ambulances and 19 fire trucks were rushed to the Oppo plant in Greater Noida after the fire broke out in the evening, Vishal Pandey, a […]

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Farmer who climbed onto water cannon tanker to turn it off faces murder and riot charges

A protester who was seen jumping and climbing onto a police water cannon vehicle to turn it off the cannon, has been booked under charges of attempt to murder, rioting and violation of Covid-19 guidelines. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The protester was identified as Navdeep Singh. In a viral video […]

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Tens of thousands of farmers marching to Delhi greeted with barbed wire barricades, tear gas and water cannons

Tens of thousands of farmers from the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab are marching to New Delhi, the capital city to protest against new farm laws were greeted with barbed wire barricades, tear gas and water cannons from government security forces. The farmers pushed barricades as they crossed into […]

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Firecracker fumes after Diwali festival choke millions in India

Millions in India are now living under a blanket of toxic air following Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, after many revellers defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate. The capital, New Delhi, was blanketed with a thick haze, with the average pollution level over 9 times what is considered safe by the World Health […]

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TV anchor known for aggressively backing Narendra Modi granted bail in abetting suicide case

The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to India’s most controversial TV anchor, known for aggressively backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a week after he was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of an interior decorator, a case the channel blamed on politicians angered by its news coverage. Arnab Goswami was granted bail and ordered […]

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New Delhi’s air deteriorates 30 times than safe limit amid pandemic

The air quality in India’s capital deteriorated to its worst this year. Delhi’s overall air quality index, which measures pollutants including PM2.5 particles, rose to 488, its highest level in a year, according to government data. That was up from 477 on a scale of 500 on Monday. The data showed the deadly particulate matter […]

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Woman undergoes elbow replacement after delaying treatment for 8 months amid fear of contracting coronavirus

A 62-year-old woman underwent a total elbow replacement surgery, after delaying the treatment of her dislocated elbow for eight months out of fear of contracting coronavirus. Akhtari Ali, was suffering from a chronic neglected elbow dislocation with multiple fractures and ligament injuries. She had neglected the treatment for dislocated elbow for over eight months owing […]

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Food stall owner files complaint against blogger who made him viral

A food stall owner in India has filed a police complaint against a blogger who helped him get business. Gaurav Wasan’s viral video in early October showed Kanta Prasad crying over the lack of customers at his stall in Delhi because of the pandemic. The video moved people, including celebrities, and they responded to Mr […]

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Indian cops seize 160kg of Marijuana but report only 1kg while selling off the rest

In a shocking loot, Delhi Police officers who confiscated 160 Kg of cannabis from a peddler in New Delhi allegedly reported only 1 Kg while selling off the rest. Four cops including two sub-inspectors and two head constables from Jahangirnagar police station conducted a raid in which 160 kg marijuana was confiscated on September 11. […]

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India: Student leader Umar Khalid arrested in connection with February’s Delhi riots

A well known student leader in India, Umar Khalid was arrested in connection with February’s deadly riots in Delhi. The Delhi police alleged that Khalid was a “key conspirator” in the riots. Khalid is one among several prominent activists and student leaders who have been arrested. Human rights groups say that many activists, mostly Muslims, […]

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New Delhi man bites off employee’s finger after getting into an argument

A New Delhi man bit off his employee’s finger after an argument regarding work went viral. The incident occurred in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar when the accused, Hemant Siddharth, was working with an insurance company. When he met his employee Mohit at Akshardam from where the duo traveled to Karol Bagh last week, according to The […]

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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 […]