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COVID-19: India’s case tally crosses 15 lakh

48,513 fresh cases of novel coronavirus recorded in last 24 hours Total case count crosses 15.31 lakh 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours India’s death toll touches 34,193 India has reported 48,513 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. With the addition of the fresh cases, the COVID-19 case count in the...

India records 34,884 new COVID-19 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours

COVID1-9 cases in India touched 10,38,716 on Saturday as the country recorded 34,884 new cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of cases, 3,58,692 are active cases. This is a record single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. India crossed the 10 lakh mark within three days of it touching the...

Father-son thrashed by cops in Jamnagar for violating COVID-19 norms

After Tamil Nadu, a case of a father-son duo being allegedly thrashed for violating COVID-19 norms in Kalavad police station of Jamnagar district in Gujarat has emerged. Ghanshyam Udeshi and his son Nishant were allegedly thrashed inside a police station for not wearing a mask. The two have been admitted to a hospital. A head...

RJ says she deleted video of TN custodia death after being threatened by cops

A radio jockey who’ posted a social media message about the alleged police torture in the recent Tuticorin custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu has taken down the video. She said she was asked to do so by the state police. The case was later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). RJ Suchitra...

28,637 new COVID-19 cases reported in India, tally now stands at 8.49 lakh

India reported 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 8,49,553. Of this, the 2,92,258 are active cases. The death toll due to the disease stands at 22,674. Maharashtra continues to lead in the number of positive cases with a total of 2,46,600. The death tally in the states is...

Scam of the year: Ex-bank employees’ son opens fake SBI branch, arrested

A fraud bank running as an SBI branch in Panruti has been busted in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu while three people have been arrested. The plan to run a duplicate bank was hatched by the son of former bank employees. One of the arrested is a 19-year-old named Kamal Babu, who is the son...

Cop made to retire for calling woman at midnight for “inquiry”

A 48-year-old police official in Tamil Nadu was sent on compulsory retirement after allegedly harassing a woman by calling her at midnight and speaking inappropriately in connection with a complaint, an official said. The cop, posted at a station in Perambalur district near Tiruchirapppali, was compulsorily retired as a punishment. “We received a complaint that...

6 dead, 17 injured in boiler blast in Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu

A massive explosion has been reported at a boiler in the Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu. At least six people have died while 17 others are injured in the blast at the boiler in Tamil Nadu. Many have been rushed to the NLC hospital following the explosion. The blast took place at a boiler...

Enough grounds to prosecute cops for murder: Madras HC on custodial deaths

The Madras High Court on Tuesday noted that based on initial post mortem reports, there were grounds to charge the policemen of the Sattnakulam police station with murder for the deaths of a man and his son arrested in Sattankulam, Tamil Nadu on June 22. The two—P Jayaraj and J Bennicks—had died after alleged torture...

Yet another man dies in TN due to alleged police torture

Yet another death due to police assault has surfaced in Tamil Nadu. This comes days after a father-son duo in Tuticorin died after being allegedly tortured by police and the incident led to large scale protests in the state. The latest incident happened in Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The victim was identified as...

TN govt to transfer probe into father-son death due to alleged police torture to CBI

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to transfer the probe into the death of a father-son duo, alleged victims of police torture in Tuticorin district, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday. The government’s decision will be informed to the Madras High Court, which is seized of the...

Celebrities, politicians come out in support of Tamil Nadu’s ‘George Floyd’ deaths 

The alleged torture and resultant death of a father and son in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin has sparked huge outrage on social media and several political leaders across the country has sought justice for the two. #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks pic.twitter.com/vGi8m63If2 — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 26, 2020  P Jayaraj and his son Beniks were arrested last Friday for...