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Teen suffers from rare condition that covers her skin in scales

A teenager has been cruelly dubbed "snake lady" because of an ultra-rare condition which means she is covered in scales. Floraine Nalugon, 17, needs to constantly smear her body with moisturizer to stop it from hardening and seizing up. She said her bedding is covered in "scales" every morning when

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 20:13:41

India girl 'raped by teachers' critical after abortion

A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern state of Raja

BBC - 2017-09-21 08:50:41

States must compensate victims of cow vigilantism, punish violators: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said states were under obligation to compensate victims of violence by cow vigilante groups even without any judicial order. "We do not have to say that. All states are under an obligation to compensate victims of cow vigilante violence. At the same time, law and order has t

INDIAN EXPRESS - 2017-09-22 15:26:00

Woman gang-raped in moving car in Noida, dumped near Delhi's Akshardham temple

A woman was allegedly gang-raped in a moving vehicle in Noida's Sector 39, according to media reports on Saturday. Noida: Woman allegedly gang-raped in a moving vehicle in Noida Sector 39, case registered & woman sent for medical examination. - ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 23, 2017 According to Tim

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-23 09:13:30

Cows to planes: Indian ministers who rewrote scientific history

India's junior education minister, Satyapal Singh, raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday when he said that engineering students needed to be taught about ancient Indian scientific discoveries, including the fact that the plane was first mentioned in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. Mr Singh, who was t

BBC - 2017-09-21 23:47:27

Reporter abducted and killed covering protest in India

NEW DELHI - An Indian TV news reporter was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in the remote northeastern state of Tripura, the second journalist to be killed in the country this month, police said Thursday. Shantanu Bhowmick, who was working for "Dinraat" or "Day and Night" news broa

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-21 11:58:18

Gurdaspur AAP candidate's security guard opens indiscriminate fire

Pathankot: A Punjab Police commando posted at the residence of the AAP candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-poll allegedly opened indiscriminate fire on Thursday, damaging several vehicles and causing panic in Pathankot. Representational image. Image courtesy: ibnlive Lakhwinder Singh (47) opene

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 09:31:04

Couples embracing in public should be jailed, Indian politician says

NEW DELHI - A member of India's Parliament from the governing Bharatiya Janata Party has said that couples displaying affection in public should be thrown in jail, because such "vulgar" behavior can lead to rape. "Be it a motorcycle, car or park, couples can be seen behaving in a vulgar fashion. The

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 11:17:00

India arrests sect leader for allegedly raping woman

Indian police arrested a popular sect leader, the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. Police officer Jaisingh Nathawat said the woman, whose parents have been followers of 70-year-old Kaushlendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaja, complained that he assaulted her on Au

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2017-09-23 16:18:00

Chhattisgarh Police arrests 129 farmers in separate incidents, foils bid to gherao CM's residence

Raipur (Chhattisgarh): At least 129 farmers were arrested from separate places of Chhattisgarh's capital ahead of their scheduled protest on Thursday in support of various demands, including Rs 2,100 minimum support price for per quintal of paddy. Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 17:21:00

Hyderabad police bust 'contract marriages' racket, arrest 20 people, including eight sheikhs from Oman and Qatar

Hyderabad: The city police have busted a racket of 'contract marriages' of local minor girls with elderly men from Gulf countries and arrested 20 people, including five Omani and three Qatari nationals, police said on Wednesday. With the busting of the 'contract marriage' (short-term marriage) racke

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 03:08:58

Banaras Hindu University students protest against a case of molestation ahead of Modi's visit

Students at Banaras Hindu University blocked the institute's main gate on Friday in protest against an incident of molestation on campus, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the city. Students alleged that three boys had molested a female student near Kala Bhawan inside the cam

SCROLL.IN - 2017-09-22 09:58:44

Supreme Court asks state governments to ensure compensation for victims of cow vigilantism

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that states were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilante groups and asked all of them to file a report on the compliance of its order by appointing a nodal officer to prevent violence by such vigilante groups. "Victims are to be compensated. It

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-22 16:59:46

Bigg Boss Tamil Week 13 update: Snehan elected leader; Ganesh, Bindhu, Aarav, Harish face elimination

Bigg Boss Tamil has entered its thirteenth week with just six contestants - Aarav, Snehan, Ganesh Venkatraman, Suja Varunee, Bindhu Madhavi, and Harish Kalyan - fighting for the coveted title. With the completion of 87 days in the house, the show is inching towards its closing stage, and the battle

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 05:28:33

Deepak Amrapurkar death case: BMC panel gives clean chit to staff, says locals unauthorisedly opened manholes

Mumbai: The panel set up by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), after the death of renowned gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar by falling into an open manhole during the torrential rains in 29 August, has given a clean chit to the civic body's employees. It said there were no "slip up

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-22 17:23:28

Two coaches of an empty train derain in Agra

Two coaches of an empty Agra-Gwalior Passenger train derailed at the Agra Cantonment railway station in the early hours today. Railway officials said the train was moving to the yard for cleaning when the derailment took place around 4 am. No one was injured in the accident, they said. Train operati

INDIAN EXPRESS - 2017-09-23 09:03:00

Tamil Nadu minister C Sreenivasan admits to lying about Jayalalithaa's health, seeks people's apology

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Minister for Forests C Sreenivasan has sought people's apology for "lying" about the health condition of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa when she was admitted in Apollo Hospital. Speaking at a public meeting in Madurai, around 500 km from Chennai, on Friday night Sreenivasan s

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-23 10:33:49

'GDP slowdown because black money is blocked': 10 reads from Left & Right on Indian economy

With the economy in a slump, commentators have different ideas of what should be done - or what caused the downturn in the first place. AFP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and officials from his ministry went into a huddle this week to chart a way out for India's sluggish economy. Prime Minister Na

SCROLL.IN - 2017-09-23 04:00:00

G4 countries, including India, call for early reform of UNSC; expansion of membership

United Nations: Foreign ministers of G4 countries, including India, have called for an "early reform" of the UN Security Council and expansion of its permanent and non-permanent members. At a meeting at United Nations on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly Sessions of the United Nations, th

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 05:03:57

Senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother found dead at their Mohali house, police suspect murder

They lived in the city's SAS Nagar, and reports said a few items were missing from the house. A senior journalist from Mohali, KJ Singh, and his mother were found dead at their house in the city in Punjab on Saturday. The police suspect that they were murdered. An investigation is under way. Sing

SCROLL.IN - 2017-09-23 09:29:27