At least 14 people died and several others have been injured, when a major fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district today. Many people are still trapped in the building, reports say. The blaze erupted at 6 pm at Ashirwad Tower in Dhanbad's Joraphatak area, around 160 km from state capital Ranchi.
Former law minister Shanti Bhushan passes away, son Prashant says ‘end of an era’ Shanti Bhushan was a member of the Congress (O) and later of the Janata Party, and was also a Rajya Sabha MP during his political career. He also had a six-year stint with the BJP. Speaking to The Indian Express, Prashant said: “All I can say is that this is the end of an era. He was a person who saw the evolution of the Constitution and the legal system from close quarters since Independence. He wrote about these experiences in two books – Courting Destiny and My Second Innings. All I can say is that this is an immense loss for all of us.” The death toll from a suspected suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it faces what one analyst described as “a national security crisis,” reported CNN. Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesperson for Lady Reading Hospital in the city, said at least 100 people had died following Monday’s blast at the mosque in a police compound. A police official who survived the explosion, Nasarullah Khan, said he remembered seeing “a huge burst of flames” before coming surrounded by a plume of black dust. Khan said his foot broke in the blast and he was stuck in the rubble for three hours. “The ceiling fell in… the space in between the ceiling and wall is where I managed to survive,” he said. Meanwhile, hope was fading in the search for survivors as rescue workers sifted through the rubble of the mosque that was all but destroyed Monday, when worshipers – mainly law enforcement officials – had gathered for evening prayers.
Patiala House Court on January 31 granted bail to Shankar Mishra, accused of allegedly urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26 last year. He was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6. Mishra was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6. The development comes a day after Delhi court reserved its order on Mishra's bail application. Police had opposed the bail application, saying India has been defamed internationally because of the incident. Moreover, a magisterial court had on January 11 denied bail to Mishra, saying the act was utterly disgusting and repulsive, shocked the civic consciousness and needed to be deprecated. Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on Tuesday was awarded life imprisonment by Gandhinagar Sessions court for raping a minor in 2013. On Monday, a court in Gandhinagar convicted Asaram Bapu, more than nine years after a former disciple of the godman lodged the case. As per the FIR (First Information Report) registered at Chandkheda police station in Ahmedabad on October 6, 2013, against Asaram Bapu and six others, the self-styled godman had raped the woman disciple, who hailed from Surat, on several occasions from 2001 to 2006 when she was living at his ashram at Motera near Ahmedabad before she managed to escape.
"Here I am to invite you to Visakhapatnam which will be our capital in the days to come. I will also be shifting to Visakhapatnam in the months to come": Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at International Diplomatic Alliance meet in Delhi Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday will present the Economic Survey (2022-23) in Parliament. She will lay the document in the Lok Sabha after the conclusion of President Droupadi Murmu's address to both Houses of Parliament. Tuesday is the first day of the Budget session of Parliament. Women empowerment has been at the core of all schemes introduced by my govt. Today, we're seeing the success of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'. For the first time in the country, no. of women is more than men and the health of women has also improved more than before, said President Droupadi Murmu during her address to the Parliament's joint session