It was an unusual sight to many Mumbaikars as they woke up on Saturday morning. Just days after the Cyclone Ockhi gave Mumbai its cleanest air in December, the quality has now dipped to dangerous levels.
Just a couple of days back the AQI in Mumbai was 43, which fell under ‘good’ category, making it the cleanest air day in December in years. Read more
Scolding Led To Noida Twin Murder, Teen Admits Of Killing Mother, Sister With Pizza Cutter, Bat
A 16-year-old boy who was arrested by police in connection with the twin murder of his mother and sister has admitted of committing the crime, the cops have said.
The boy, who was weak in studies and was addicted to video game got agitated after his mother asked him to go and study.
“She had asked him not to sit on the sofa and move to the dining table to study. The boy claimed his mother had beaten him for not studying that day and he felt angry and suffocated,” Love Kumar, SSP Gautam Budh Nagar said. Read more
Muslim Man From Bengal Was Burnt Alive In Rajasthan Due To Hate, Not ‘Love Jihad’, Say Cops
Police in Rajasthan probing the brutal murder of a 45-year-old daily wage worker from Bengal over alleged ‘Love Jihad’ has said that initial probe has failed to substantiate the claims made by the accused.
33-year-old Shambhu Lal Raigar, who was arrested for the murder of Mohammand Afrazul, was seen in a video saying that he was acting against alleged “love jihadis”. Read more
These People Are Cleaning Every Bit Of 80K Tonne Garbage Brought To Mumbai By Cyclone Ockhi
Cyclone Ockhi created havoc in almost all of the southern coastal parts of India and grew weaker by the time it moves northwards to Mumbai. Hence, the city was saved from much damage. However, the mighty Ockhi brought along 80,000 tonnes of garbage to the shores.
The damage may not have been great materially, but Ockhi ended up ruining one of the most talked about and cleanest beaches of Mumbai. Read more
Arunachal Pradesh’s Picturesque Siang River Which Was Once Blue Is Mysteriously Turning Black
Once known to have blue and clear waters with a picturesque view, the Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh has now changed its colour to black. The reason is still not clearly known, reported NDTV. About two months ago, the water of the started turning black, muddy and turbid, and with the aquatic life count gone close to nil, the citizens around the river have been quite shocked.
Known as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in China, the river enters India at Shuomatan Point, becoming the Siang. Read more
157 -YO Law That Punishes Only Married Men For Adultery Will Be Reviewed By Legal Experts
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to examine the constitutional validity of a 157-year-old ‘gender discriminatory’ provision in Indian Penal Code which punishes a married man for adultery for consensual sexual relations with another man’s wife.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud sought the Centre’s response in four weeks to a PIL by Joseph Shine from Kerala who is employed at Trento in Italy on why a married man alone and not the consenting wife of another should be hauled up. Read more