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Kolkata magician drowns after live stunt turns fatal

Kolkata, Jun 17: A live stunt meant to surprise people turned fatal as the magician performing the act reportedly drowned in river Ganges here on Sunday, police said.

Chanchal Lahiri, in an attempt to show his skills, entered the water with his arms and legs tied. He, however, could not come out of the river, they said....

Posing with pistol for TikTok video proves fatal as teenager accidentally shoots himself

Ahmednagar, Jun 15: A teenager was killed after accidentally pressing the trigger of a country-made pistol, while shooting a clip for the social video app TikTok in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, police said on Thursday, 13 June.

Pratik Wadekar (17) and his relatives were posing for a TikTok video with a country-made pistol one of his relatives had brought, police...

Illegal pills given to women workers in Tamil Nadu to make them work through period pain

Chennai, Jun 14: Sudha seldom thought about the pills she took to ease her period pains during 10-hour shifts as a seamstress in southern India.

She could not afford to let anything interrupt her work and cut her wages so she sought medicine from a factory supervisor.

“They are depressing days and the pills helped,” said the factory...

2-yr-old boy retrieved from 150-ft borewell after 110 hours dead

Sangrur, Jun 11: The two-year-old boy who was pulled out on Tuesday from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab's Sangrur district after six days was declared dead.

The child, Fatehveer Singh, was brought to the PGI hospital in Chandigarh, some 130 km from the accident spot, soon after he was retrieved from the well, officials said....

Woman found murdered in South Goa, two held

Panaji, Jun 8: A 30-year-old woman was allegedly murdered in Sanguem taluka of South Goa and two persons were arrested in this connection, police said on Saturday.

The body of the victim, Valancia Fernandes, was recovered from a forest area of a village on Friday morning and the two accused- Shailesh Velip (25) and another person- were...

Captured on camera: Woman brutally beating mother-in-law in Haryana

Mahendragarh, Jun 8: In a horrifying incident, a woman was caught beating her elderly mother-in-law on camera in Niwaz Nagar village of Haryana's Mahendragarh district.

The incident was recorded on camera by a girl from the neighbourhood, a video of which later went viral.

This brutality is done by a lady to his mother in...

HC acquits man of rape; notes woman called him 529 times before informing police

New Delhi, Jun 8: The Delhi High Court has upheld the acquittal of a man by a trial court in a rape case, saying the woman's testimony was "untrustworthy", full on contradictions and she had called him 529 times between the date of alleged rape and the filing of the complaint.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra...

Mahatma Gandhi’s photo on toilet walls in UP, rural development officer suspended

Lucknow, Jun 6: A rural development officer has been suspended and a notice served to the head of Ichhwari village in Uttar Pradesh after toilets built under the Swachh Bharat campaign were found plastered with wall tiles bearing Mahatma Gandhi's images.

The villagers protested after a video of the toilets was leaked on various social media platforms on Wednesday....


Air Hostess Allegedly Raped By Colleague, His Friends: Mumbai Police

Mumbai, Jun 6: A 25-year-old air hostess working with a private airline was allegedly raped by her friend and his room-mates in suburban Andheri, police said Wednesday.

The incident took place Tuesday night at a flat in Goni Nagar where Swapnil Badodia (25), the woman's friend, lived as a paying guest, a police official said.


Serial killer of middle-aged women arrested in WB

Kalna, Jun 4: An alleged serial killer, who targeted middle-aged women when they were alone at home, has been arrested in this small town in East Burdwan district, the police said on Tuesday.

Kamaruzzaman Sarkar, a small-time trader of discarded materials, is a suspect in the killing of five women and injuring several others in East Burdwan...