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13 October, 2021

Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Deepanjan Ghosh

Two major Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have selected contentious and controversial issues as their themes this year.


13 October, 2021

Aravind Kumar, New Chief Justice Of Gujarat HC Takes Oath

Outlook Web Desk

Aravind Kumar (59), who was previously a judge of the Karnataka High Court, succeeds Justice Vikram Nath as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court.


13 October, 2021

Kerala Man Who Killed His Wife Using Snake Gets Life Imprisonment

Outlook Web Desk

Sooraj S Kumar, the husband of Uthra, his then 25 year old wife, was awarded life imprisonment by a Kerala Sessions court on Wednesday. Judge VI Manoj M termed this as a 'rarest of the rare' case.


13 October, 2021

Laser Show Of Kolkata’s ‘Burj Khalifa' Durga Puja Pandal Suspended Due To Covid-19 Fears

Outlook Web Desk

The Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata modelled on the pattern of world tallest building ‘Burj Khalifa’ drew crowds towards it, sparking Covid-19 fears.


13 October, 2021

J&K Govt Asks ‘Panicked’ Migrant Staff Not To Leave Valley; Work Or Face Action

Naseer Ganai

The Jammu and Kashmir government in its order said that if migrant staff fails to join their duties, they will face action as per service rules.


13 October, 2021

Kargil To Mandi—War Veteran To Take On His ‘Reel Life’ Hero On Other Side Of The Poll Battle

Ashwani Sharma

Bollywood actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar will campaign against Kargil war veteran Brigadier (Rtd) Khushal Thakur in the Himachal Pradesh by-polls.


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12 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: 15-Year-Old Still In Trauma After Seeing Father Being Crushed Under The Wheel

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Despite his best efforts to pull his father out of the way from the speeding Mahindra Thar jeep, 15-year-old Rajdeep Singh couldn’t save him.


12 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri: Five Reasons Why Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Should Resign

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

In 1996, veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani had resigned as an MP following allegations of his involvement in the Hawala scam. He was subsequently re-elected in 1998 after his name was cleared.


12 October, 2021

Delhi BJP Protests AAP Government Prohibiting Chhath Celebrations, Manoj Tiwari Hurt

Outlook Web Desk

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in its order dated 30th September, prohibited Chhath at riverbanks, water bodies and other public places in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari got hurt during the protest.


12 October, 2021

Gagan Arora’s Acting Journey Which Started In Delhi, Paused In Mumbai Until He Auditioned For ‘College Romance’

Md. Urooj Siddique

In an exclusive conversation with Outlook, he talks about his journey as an actor, his experience in ‘Tabbar’ and the other actors in the series.


12 October, 2021

Arms Licensing Racket: CBI Raids Residence Of Baseer Khan, Former Advisor To J&K Lt. Governor

Outlook Web Desk

Baseer Khan, an IAS officer, was promoted to the charge of advisor to the Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir while GC Murmu was in the office. He was relieved of the same this month.


11 October, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: UP Court Sends Ashish Mishra To 3-Day Police Custody

Outlook Web Desk

Ashish Mishra was named in an FIR following allegations that he was in one of the vehicles that mowed down four farmers protesting over UP Deputy CM's visit last Sunday.


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11 October, 2021

Schools Open in Himachal Pradesh For Class 8, Strict SOPs Enforced

Ashwani Sharma

If temples can open for pilgrims and poll rallies held, why can't schools reopen too, ask parents.


11 October, 2021

No Politicians Will Be Allowed To Share Stage During Final Prayers Of Farmers Dead In Lakhimpur Kheri Violence

Outlook Web Desk

Preparations for the "antim ardas" (final prayers) are underway at a field, away from the spot where the violence took place in Tikonia village of Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri. Sanyukt Ksian Morcha's leaders would be the only ones present there.


11 October, 2021

Polls Sops: Punjab CM Announces ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ Scheme And Waiver Of Electricity Arrears

Harish Manav

The ‘Mera Ghar Mere Naam’ scheme, which was earlier launched only for the residents of villages, is now being extended to eligible residents within the ‘Lal Lakir’of cities.


11 October, 2021

Man Booked For Abandoning 10-Month Old Son Now Charged With Murder Of Live-In Partner

Outlook Web Desk

Sachin Dikshit had left his son near a cowshed in Gujarat on Friday night and was fleeing to UP via Rajasthan when the police managed to nab him in Kota on Saturday and brought him back: Police informed.


11 October, 2021

Kerala Man Convicted Of Killing Wife Using Snake

Outlook Web Bureau

Kerala state police chief Anil Kant(DGP) described it as one of the rarest cases in which the accused has been found guilty on the basis of circumstantial evidence.


11 October, 2021

Burglar Fails To Find Much At SDM's House, Leaves Behind Note For Him

Outlook Web Desk

A note with words written, "Jab paise nahi they toh lock nahi karna tha collector” was found in Trilochan Singh Gaur's house who is posted as the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) at Khategaon, in Madhya Pradesh.


11 October, 2021

Swara Bhasker Files Police Complaint After Receiving 'Objectionable Comments' On Social Media

Outlook Web Bureau

An FIR has been registered in the Vasant Kunj police station in Delhi, based on the actress’ complaint, under Sections 354 D and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as Section 67 of the IT Act.


10 October, 2021

Over 500 Detained In Kashmir After The Targeted Attack On Civilians

Naseer Ganai

Most of the people detained are having cases of stone-throwing against them or they were affiliated with some proscribed separatist organisations .


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A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler to test for COVID-19 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves after attending Congress Working Committee meeting at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh

A crane being used to lift an idol of Goddess Durga after immersion to prevent pollution in River Ganga in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Children dressed as Lord Rama, Bharat, Lakshmana and Shatrughan during Nati Imli Bharat Milap Leela, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia offers his prayers at Ram Tirth temple, in Amritsar.

PTI Photo
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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu