Panel submits final report on sacrilege cases in Punjab

Chandigarh, Aug 16 : A one-man commission of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) — which probed several sacrilege incidents and police firing on protesters — on Thursday submitted its final report to the Punjab government. Justice Ranjit Singh handed over the report to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who in turn directed […]

Man held for double murder in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 16 : A man was arrested for stabbing to death his sister-in-law and nephew on Thursday over a domestic dispute here, police said. “Tarachand, younger brother of the accused Rajkumar, informed the police early on Thursday about the murder of his sister-in-law, Kaushalaya (55), and nephew, Purshottam (30), in Delhi’s Paharganj area,” […]

Court frames bribery charges against Jindal in coal case

New Delhi, Aug 16 : A special court here on Thursday framed an additional charge of abetment to bribery against industrialist and senior Congress leader Naveen Jindal and others in a coal block allocation case. The court was hearing the case on the allocation of Jharkhand’s Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan […]

Kim Jong-nam murder: ‘Enough evidence’ for women to go on trial

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 : A Malaysian court on Thursday ruled that the evidence against two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s leader is strong enough for the case to go to trial. Kim Jong-nam died at the Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport in 2017 after a toxic VX nerve agent was rubbed […]

Indian tourists think Goa beaches unsafe at night, but foreigners differ

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Aug 16 : Domestic tourists find a walk on Goa’s beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed. The study, titled “Safety Issues in Tourism in Goa – A Tourist Perspective”, authored by Goa-based Dr Yasmin Shaikh and publised in the latest […]

‘Too slow’ in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook

San Francisco, Aug 16 : The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been “too slow” to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday. The admission came after a Reuters investigation on Wednesday revealed that Facebook has struggled to address hate posts about the minority […]