Why Manipur is burning? | TNIE Explainer
The Manipur High Court's recent directive to the state government to consider including the Meitei community in the ST category raised tensions in the state and sparked violent protests. The issue of the inclusion of the Meitei community in the ST list of the Constitution has been pending for nearly 10 years. The development has widened the old ethnic faultlines between the valley's Meitei community and the hill tribes.
Watch: Six members of family shot dead in MP’s Morena over land dispute
Six members of a family died in a shootout in MP's Morena over a long-pending land dispute on May 5. The deceased include three women and three men. While two others, who sustained severe injuries, were rushed to the hospital and are said to be critical. The incident was reported at Lepa village in the Sihonia police station area.
Hyderabad: 9-year-old girl falls into manhole, dies; heavy rain lashes city
Unprecedented rainfall flooded several parts of Hyderabad on Saturday morning. A nine-year-old girl passed away after she fell into an open manhole in Kalasiguda, Secunderabad. Reportedly, Mounika fell into the manhole while trying to help her brother, who first slipped and fell down.
Amritpal Singh surrenders to Punjab police; cops claim to have arrested him
Amritpal Singh, who had been on the run since March 18, surrendered before Punjab police in Moga. He has been arrested by the police and taken to the central jail in Assam's Dibrugarh. Amritpal's arrest comes days after his close aide Papalpreet Singh was arrested.
Brahminical Hinduism disappearing, thanks to Modi: Prof. M Kunjaman
Professor M Kunjaman is one of the most organic intellectuals Kerala has produced. His personal experiences of caste oppression have only made him more profound. He talks to TNIE about the failure of Congress and the Left in understanding the Dalit question, the class-caste equation of poverty, and also about his hopes of Indian society progressing to become a casteless one.
ISRO PSLV-C55 successfully launches two Singapore satellites into orbit
The ISRO successfully launched its PSLV-C55/TeLEOS-2 mission, sending two Singapore-made satellites into the space. The launch vehicle lifted off Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.
India surpasses China to become world's most populous nation: UN data
India has overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation, according to UN data. India’s population surpassed 1.4286 billion, slightly higher than China’s 1.4257 billion people. By 2025, India's population is said to touch 1.668 billion while China's population is said to contract to 1.317 billion.
Why are Atiq's killing and encounters in UP problematic? Expert Analysis
Politician with several criminal cases against him, Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on April 16 by three armed assailants in UP's Prayagraj. They intruded into the police cordon posing themselves as media persons and shot at point-blank range at Atiq and his brother. Talking to the TNIE, experts explain how this incident violates the rule of law and how it is a threat to democracy.
The End of Atiq Ahmad: Timeline of Umesh Pal murder case
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on April 15 in UP's Prayagraj. Only a couple of days back on April 13, Atiq Ahmad's son Asad was killed in a police encounter in the Umesh Pal murder case. Here is the timeline of Umesh Pal murder case that eventually led to the end of Atiq Ahmad.
Historic: India's first underwater metro in Kolkata conducts test run
In a first for the country, Kolkata Metro created history by running the rake through a tunnel under Hooghly river. The Metro rake undertook its maiden journey from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade. The Metro is expected to cover the 520 meters stretch under the river Hooghly in 45 seconds.
'Historic step to unite opposition': Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi said a historic step was taken to unite the Opposition parties against the ruling BJP. He said that Congress will take all parties along in the ideological battle against the BJP in the 2024 general elections.
Punjab: Four killed in firing incident at Bathinda military station
Four people were killed in a firing incident at Bathinda military station in Punjab. According to the Indian Army, the firing incident took place inside the officer's mess around 4:35 am. The area has been sealed off and Quick Response Teams are conducting a search.
Sikkim: At Least 7 tourists dead, 11 injured in avalanche; Rescue operations underway
At least 7 tourists were killed and a dozen injured after an avalanche struck the Gangtok-Nathu La road in Sikkim on April 4. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said 22 tourists have been rescued till now. A search and rescue mission is presently underway by the Army, SDRF, and police. A lady was rescued after being buried under snow for one and a half hours. Miraculously, she was still breathing.
Violence erupts in West Bengal’s Howrah during Ram Navami procession
After the communal clash in Maharashtra's Aurangabad, fresh violence has erupted in West Bengal's Howrah. The clash broke out between two religious groups during a Ram Navami procession on March 30. Visuals from the ground showed the police firing tear gas shells as the mob went on a rampage.
Aurangabad clash: Mob of 500 attack police on Ram Navami eve; vehicles set on fire
A police team was attacked and several of their vehicles were set on fire during a violent clash between two groups in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on March 29 night. A mob of more than 500 people allegedly attacked policemen in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, after some youths clashed among themselves. The incident took place on March 29 night in Kiradpura. A heavy police force has been called into the area to prevent a communal escalation, especially because of Ram Navami and the month of Ramzan.
Mobile wallet transactions to cost more from April 1
The payments done via wallets on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) are likely to cost more to the consumers as National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has recommended an interchange fee of up to 1.1 per cent on UPI transactions of over Rs 2,000 made through Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs).The fee is likely to impact users who will make payments to merchants on the UPI via wallets.
Nashville school shooting: Six killed, including 3 children; shooter purchased weapons legally
Six people, including three children, were killed at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27. The Nashville police released chilling CCTV footage of the suspect driving to the school and firing at people. The shooter identified as Audrey Hale (28), a transwoman, is believed to be a former student of the school.
Gurudwara shooting in California’s Sacramento leaves two injured
Two people were wounded in a shooting outside a gurudwara in California’s Sacramento County on March 26. But the police have said that the incident is not related to a hate crime. The shooting took place around 2:30 p.m. at the Gurdwara Sacramento Sikh Society in California.
ISRO's heaviest rocket LVM3 carrying 36 satellites successfully launched
ISRO successfully launched its heaviest rocket LVM3 carrying 36 satellites belonging to OneWeb Group. The Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III) took off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The LVM-III will deploy 36 satellites of the UK-based company OneWeb group to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
CCTV visuals show Amritpal Singh walking with umbrella in Haryana; Alert issued in Uttarakhand
Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh was seen on CCTV camera leaving the home of a woman in Haryana who had sheltered him while he was fleeing from the police on March 20. The footage shows the wanted Khalistani leader, carrying an umbrella to hide his face, leaving the house in a white shirt and dark blue jeans.The timestamp on the footage shows Monday, two days after the police moved in to arrest him in Punjab.
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test