Toll rises to 61 in Bihar heatwave deaths, government schools to remain closed till June 22

At least 61 people have died in three districts of Bihar as the state reels under an intense heatwave. Most of the deaths were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts in Southwest Bihar. Temperature in these regions had touched 46 degrees Celsius the day before. Since Saturday, 30 people have died in Aurangabad, while 20 died in Gaya and 11 in Nawada district, Principal Secretary of Disaster Management Department Pratyaya Amrit said.

Bar dancer stripped and assaulted by colleagues for refusing to have sex with customer in Hyderabad

A 25-year old bar dancer in Telangana’s capital city Hyderabad was allegedly stripped and brutally assaulted by five of her colleagues on Friday night for refusing to have sex with a customer. The attackers dragged her out and stripped her on the main road in Shamshabad. The woman accused the police of doing nothing to rescue her. She said customers in inebriated condition helped her.

Kolkata: Magician goes missing after attempting Houdini-like stunt in Hooghly river

A magician in Kolkata who tried to recreate Harry Houdini’s trick by jumping into the Hooghly river, a tributary of Ganga river, in shackles on Sunday is feared dead. Chanchal Lahiri entered the river near the Millenium Park area and disappeared under pillar No 28 of the Howrah Bridge.

Wave Group chairperson Monty Chadha, arrested for allegedly cheating flat buyers, gets bail

A court in Delhi on Monday granted deceased liquor baron Ponty Chadha’s son Manpreet Singh Chadha bail in a real estate fraud case against him. Additional Sessions Judge Gulshan Kumar granted relief to Manpreet Singh Chadha on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the same amount.

Across India, thousands of doctors boycott work in solidarity with their colleagues in West Bengal

Thousands of doctors across the country on Monday joined a nationwide strike called by the Indian Medical Association in solidarity with doctors in West Bengal protesting against last week’s assault on two junior medical practitioners at NRS Hospital in Kolkata.

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking security of doctors at state-run hospitals on Tuesday

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea that seeks to ensure the safety and security of doctors at government hospitals across the country. This comes after health services in West Bengal were paralysed by a massive strike by doctors that began on June 11 after a mob attacked two junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata following the death of a patient.

Tamil Nadu reels under water crisis, IT firms and hotels in Chennai severely hit by shortage

Tamil Nadu and its capital Chennai are faced with an acute water crisis that has triggered instances of violence and has forced establishments to find new ways to conserve water. The water crisis has affected almost every sector, including information technology, hospitals and restaurants.

Delhi: Police assault driver after accident, Arvind Kejriwal demands strict action against police

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned an incident in which a group of policemen beat up a Gramin Seva driver and his son and dragged him across the road in Mukherjee Nagar area of the city. Videos of the assault have been shared widely on social media.

Opposition needn’t worry about numbers, they’re still valued, says Modi ahead of Parliament session

Modi implied that unfortunately, the contributions made by several capable MPs to Parliament proceedings do not make headlines in the media. He said that even intelligent criticism of the government by an Opposition MP, if it reaches the media, can promote the cause of democracy.

West Bengal: Doctors on strike to meet CM Mamata Banerjee at 3 pm

The doctors may seek better infrastructure at state-run hospitals, better security and the arrest of the attackers at NRS Hospital. Around 60 junior doctors, representing 14 medical colleges in West Bengal, are likely to participate in the meeting, The Indian Express had reported on Sunday.

‘Another strike on Pakistan’: Home Minister Amit Shah congratulates India on World Cup win

“Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same,” Shah said on Twitter. “Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win.”

Facebook user who spread fake news of Tripura CM’s divorce sent to three-day police custody

A local court in Agartala on Sunday remanded Facebook user Anupam Paul, who was arrested for posting fake news about Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s divorce, in police custody for three days. Paul, who had been on the run since April 26, was arrested by a special team of Tripura Police Crime Branch in New Delhi on June 10.

‘What is happening in West Bengal’: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urges state to act against violence

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday criticised the West Bengal administration for the violence that erupted in the state during the Lok Sabha elections and has continued since then.

J&K: Police officer injured in Anantnag militant attack dies, toll rises to six

A police officer who was wounded in a militant attack in Anantnag district in South Kashmir on June 12 died of his injuries on Sunday. Five Central Reserve Police Force personnel died and four security personnel were injured in Wednesday’s attack. A militant was also killed in the encounter.

Bihar encephalitis: Toll reaches 93, Union health minister faces protests in Muzaffarpur hospital

The toll from suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome reached 93 in Bihar on Sunday, even as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan visited Muzaffarpur, one of the worst-affected towns in Bihar. Vardhan faced protests from families of patients, especially at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital.

World Cup: Rohit Sharma’s majestic ton helps India extend winning streak against hapless Pakistan

India produced a superb all-round performance to outplay Pakistan by 89 runs in a World Cup match in Manchester on Sunday and extended their winning record against their arch-rivals to 7-0 in the history of the tournament.

Monsoon Session of Parliament begins today; triple talaq bill, Aadhaar ordinance on agenda

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will begin on Monday. This is the first Parliament session of the 17th Lok Sabha, after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance won a clear majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in May.