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Salon ordered to pay $271,000 as damages for ‘botching’ haircare model’s haircut

A consumer court in India ordered a salon to pay ₹20 million,. approximately $271,000 in damages to a model for giving her a wrong haircut. It said the woman used to get assignments from hair product firms because of her long hair. But the salon chopped her hair short against her instructions, costing her a huge […]

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India: 9-year-old girl allegedly raped, murdered and forcefully cremated in New Delhi

The death of a nine-year-old girl after she was allegedly gang-raped, murdered, and set on fire while fetching water for her parents has sparked protests in India. The girl was sent by her mother to fetch water from the nearby crematorium in New Delhi on Sunday evening. An hour later, she was found dead with […]

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Narendra Modi faces heat following revelations of snooping critics, opposition and journalists

India’s right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing heat following revelations that dozens of Indians were potential targets of snooping by an Israeli-made spyware. More than 1,000 phone numbers in India were among nearly 50,000 selected worldwide as possibly of interest to clients of the Israel-based NSO Group, maker of the Pegasus spyware, an investigation […]

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Gaurav Sharma: Indian YouTuber arrested for ‘flying’ dog with helium balloons

Indian police have arrested a youtuber for tying helium balloons to his pet dog “in an attempt to make it fly”. Gaurav Sharma, 32, shot a video showing his dog attached to balloons, which he then lets go off as the pet starts to fly in the air. A few seconds later, someone in the […]

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Indian farmers mark six months of protest against farm laws passed last year

Tens of thousands of farmers in India have observed a “Black Day” across the country to mark six months of their protests against farm laws passed by the Indian government last year. The farmers held demonstrations, raised black flags and burned effigies of politicians belonging to the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister […]

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India Tech World

WhatsApp is suing the Indian government to protect privacy rights of users in India

WhatsApp is suing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration over new digital rules that will force the messaging service to violate privacy protections. It said rules that require tracing the origin of chats were the equivalent of keeping a “fingerprint of every single message sent on the service”. In February, the Mr Modi’s government introduced new […]

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Modi’s $1.8 billion renovation project faces criticism amid India’s biggest public health crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has come under sharp focus for the $1.8 billion Central Vista Redevelopment Project amid the coronavirus crises the nation is witnessing. The Central Vista Redevelopment Project was announced in September 2019, and has been branded unduly expensive, environmentally irresponsible and a threat to cultural heritage. The project includes a […]

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India posts new record of 261k daily Covid-19 infections

India once again reported a new record of daily coronavirus cases as hospitals across the country overflow with patients and experts warn the healthcare system is teetering on the brink of collapse. The health ministry revealed on Sunday that 261,500 cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the fourth consecutive day when the country […]

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Woman unable to conceive kills neighbour’s 3-year-old to please the gods

A woman killed her neighbour’s 3-year-old on the advice of a shaman, then stuffed his body in a plastic bag and dumped it on the roof of a building in capital New Delhi, the police said on Sunday. The 25-year-old woman, who has been arrested, told police that she was under a lot of pressure […]

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Muslim boy thrashed for entering Hindu temple to drink water

A 14-year-old Muslim boy who entered a Hindu temple to drink water was assaulted in Ghaziabad, about 40km from capital New Delhi. Footage of the incident sparked an outrage after it went viral. In the video a man can be seen beating and kicking the boy named Asif as a second person films it. Asif’s […]

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India: 1 dead, 3 injured in horrifying lighting strike

A man died and three others were injured 40km outside capital New Delhi after lightning struck a tree under which they had been standing to avoid getting drenched in the rain. The incident took place at a posh apartment complex in Gurgaon. The four men were part of the horticulture staff at the residential society. […]

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Unruly Indian man returning home from Paris forces Air France flight to make emergency landing in Bulgaria

An Air France flight from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on Friday because of a disruptive passenger aboard. The passenger, an Indian citizen, began to act up soon after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit’s door, Ivailo Angelov, an official […]