New Delhi (CNN)An Indian man has died after a tussle with his rooster — on their way to a cockfight.Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao, 50, was hit in the neck with a blade tied to the rooster’s claw on January 15. A police spokesman told CNN the father of three was taken to hospital, where he later died from a stroke.Rao, who lived in Pragadavaram village in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh state, was a regular at local cockfights, and was on his way to enter the rooster in a competition when it tried to break free, station house officer Kranti Kumar said.Cockfighting has been illegal in India since 1960. However, animal fighting continues to be a problem in the country, according to Gauri Maulekhi, trustee for India’s People for Animals foundation.
City of Bollywood and of dreams
If New Delhi is the Washington DC of India, Mumbai is New York. It’s the country’s commercial, fashion and cinematic capital, and a place of extremes – harbouring the world’s most extravagant house (Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia, with 27 storeys and three helipads), as well as one of its largest slums.
Built across seven islands and reclaimed land, Mumbai’s coastal location provides its 18 million residents with lungfuls of sea air.
There are ancient monuments out on Elephanta Island and hidden in the vast jungle-park, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, at the city’s northern edge, but this is still a young city, established as a trading hub in the 17th century.
Colonial-era monuments vie with each other along the waterfront, while glass-and-concrete structures increasingly claim the skyline.
#WATCH Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president & students attacked by people wearing masks on campus. 'What is this? Who are you? Step back, Who are you trying to threaten?… ABVP go back,' can be heard in video. (note: abusive language) pic.twitter.com/gYqBOmA37c— ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2020
New Delhi: Mobile phone footage from a building at the Jawaharlal Nehru University showed a group of masked intruders armed with sticks and iron rods attacking its students and faculty members, providing a shocking glimpse of the chaos that broke out on its campus on Sunday evening.
Several students and faculty members were assaulted by the armed miscreants, and three of them are reportedly in a critical condition. The masked assailants went from room to room of many hostels on the campus, brutally assaulting their occupants.
#WATCH Dhananjay Kumar, Air India: A video of few passengers of AI 865 is being circulated. The flight delayed on 2nd Jan due to technical reasons. AI management have asked crew for details on reported misbehaviour by some passengers. Further action would be taken after inquiry. pic.twitter.com/aufkrO2QfX— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2020
New Delhi: Passengers on an Air India plane allegedly manhandled the cabin crew and threatened to break open the cockpit door after the Delhi-Mumbai flight was delayed due to a technical problem, an airline official said.
“The flight got delayed due to a technical snag on Thursday. It had to return to the bay. Passengers started knocking on the cockpit door, asking and taunting the pilots to come out,” the airline official said.
Bollywood and TV actor Kushal Punjabi hanged himself at his Mumbai apartment. Police sources said that they have recovered the suicide note and body has been taken for post mortem. Kushal Punjabi was known for movies like ‘Lakshya’, ‘Kaal’, ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’ and ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’ among others. He was also a part of many TV shows. Kushal’s close friend Chetan Hansraj said that the actor was was going through separation from his wife and was down with sickness. Chetan also said that Kushal was fighter and he will always remember him for this. Kushal Punjabi funeral will be held tomorrow. Watch the video for more details…
New Delhi (CNN)Deadly protests erupted across India Sunday over a controversial citizenship bill that critics fear could further marginalize the country’s minority Muslim community.Protests broke out across nine states, including in major cities such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and the capital New Delhi, mostly around university campuses. Meanwhile, ongoing protests in Assam, in India’s northeast, turned violent, with at least five people killed, police said.
What is the Citizenship Amendment Bill?Anger has been growing nationally over the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was signed into law last week. The bill promises to fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who arrived before 2015.But the exclusion of Muslims — which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says is because they are not minorities in India’s neighboring countries — has raised concerns about the bill’s constitutionality and the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in India.