Sharangee Dutta

A journalist with 7+ years of experience, I pretty much inhale and exhale news – figuratively speaking. Cooking, reading and playing with my dog take up the remaining hours of my normal day. I have an inclination for true crime stories, and love listening to such podcasts.

Articles by Sharangee Dutta

‘Aren't they terrorists?’: Maurya on Hindu leader's reward to cut his tongue off

SP Maurya recently stirred up a controversy after he demanded a ban on the epic Ramcharitmanas claiming certain verses of it show backward classes and dalits in bad light.

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya.
Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya.
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 03:18 PM IST

Lucknow building collapse: SP leader's mom, scribe's daughter among 2 dead

Although the cause of the collapse has not been ascertained, officials have said the building - comprising as many as 12 flats and two penthouses on the top floor - were illegal and the layout map was not passed by the builder.

Around 15 persons, including the now deceased woman, have been rescued by relief workers so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Around 15 persons, including the now deceased woman, have been rescued by relief workers so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 02:37 PM IST
By | Reported by Manish Chandra Pandey, New Delhi

Lucknow building collapse: Construction was illegal, officials warn of action

Uttar Pradesh DGP DS Chauhan said that no arrest has been made in the case so far, but “strictest of action” will be taken against whoever is found responsible. He stressed that at the moment the focus remains on the rescue operation.

Around 15 persons have been rescued so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Around 15 persons have been rescued so far. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 10:28 AM IST
By | Reported by Pankaj Jaiswal

During her last appearance as New Zealand PM, Ardern gave this advice to Hipkins

Addressing the attendees at an event as the Ratana meeting grounds, outgoing New Zealand PM Jainda Ardern said she would leave her job with greater love and affection for her people than what she started with.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media in Ratana, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Ardern made her final public appearance as New Zealand's prime. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media in Ratana, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Ardern made her final public appearance as New Zealand's prime. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 10:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Man flags ‘shocking’ Zomato ‘scam’ he learnt from delivery person. CEO responds

Vinay Sati, who is an entrepreneur, narrated the conversation between him and the Zomato delivery person in a LinkedIn post. He said he got “goosebumps” after hearing about the “scam”.

Zomato is a food delivery giant in India.(Representational photo)
Zomato is a food delivery giant in India.(Representational photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 02:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

Maharashtra: This govt school in a village of 150 people has only one student

Kishore Mankar, who is the teacher, told news agency ANI that the zila parishad school has had only one student for the last two years.

Kishore Mankar, the teacher, with his only student. (ANI Photo)
Kishore Mankar, the teacher, with his only student. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 08:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Will Twitter have guts?’: Jairam amps up attack on minister over Pfizer vaccine

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared a video on Twitter on Friday about Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla's encounter with a journalist at Davos 2023, and blamed Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Rahul Gandhi and P Chidambaram for pushing the case of foreign Covid-19 vaccines in India.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pune woman forced to consume powdered human bones by in-laws to conceive

Police said that the woman was forced to indulge in an ‘Aghori’ practice under a waterfall on several occasions during Amavasya nights (new moon nights) at home. During these rituals, the in-laws would also take instructions from a tantrik over video calls.

Inspector Jayant Rajurkar of Sinhgad Road police station told PTI that the woman was forced to drink water mixed with powdered human bones. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Inspector Jayant Rajurkar of Sinhgad Road police station told PTI that the woman was forced to drink water mixed with powdered human bones. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 10:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Amid land subsidence crisis, Joshimath gets fresh snowfall; rain alert issued

The IMD has forecast rainfall and snow in Joshimath and other areas of Chamoli district, and Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand till January 24.

Heavy snowfall was witnessed in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, on Friday, January 20, 2023. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Heavy snowfall was witnessed in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, on Friday, January 20, 2023. (Screengrab/ANI video)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WATCH | Man boards Vande Bharat for selfie, gets stuck. TC asks, ‘are you mad?’

In the 38-second video shared on Twitter, the man can be seen telling the ticket collector that he boarded the train only to click a picture and also requests him to open the door so he can get down.

The man was seen in the video chatting with the ticket collector, requesting him to open the door that was locked by the automatic system when the train began moving. (Screengrab/Twitter video by Dr Kiran Kumar Karlapu)
The man was seen in the video chatting with the ticket collector, requesting him to open the door that was locked by the automatic system when the train began moving. (Screengrab/Twitter video by Dr Kiran Kumar Karlapu)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 01:42 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Delhi Metro services hit on Magenta Line, DMRC cites ‘attempted cable theft’

The DMRC said on Twitter that restoration work will only be possible after the operational hours, even as commuters took to the microblogging site to post visuals of long queues and massive rush at various metro stations on the Magenta Line.

Metro services have been affected Delhi Metro's Magenta Line.(PTI File Photo)
Metro services have been affected Delhi Metro's Magenta Line.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 11:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On India replacing China in influencing global economic growth, Raghuram says…

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan predicted a Chinese economic recovery in 2023, even as he did not brush aside India's rise up the influential ladder going forward considering the nation is already the fifth largest economy.

Former Governor of Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Former Governor of Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 09:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi colder than popular winter destinations; Nainital, Mussoorie on list

The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius at its official weather station, Safdarjung, on Tuesday.

Delhi's minimum temperature fell to lowest to 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday since 1.1 degrees Celsius on January 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Delhi's minimum temperature fell to lowest to 1.4 degrees Celsius on Monday since 1.1 degrees Celsius on January 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 01:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

China's population dips 1st time since 1960s, India likely to overtake soon

The latest official data showed that China's population stood at around 1,411,750,000 (1.4 billion) at the end of 2022, which is a drop of 850,000 from the end of the previous year.

In 2022, China's birth rate was 6.77 births per 1,000 people, down from a rate of 7.52 births in the previous year and as a result, marked the lowest birth rate on record, the NBS said. (REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
In 2022, China's birth rate was 6.77 births per 1,000 people, down from a rate of 7.52 births in the previous year and as a result, marked the lowest birth rate on record, the NBS said. (REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 10:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Fire breaks out in same building in Delhi's Mundka where 27 killed last year

The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) received the fire call at around 4.45pm, and no injuries have been reported yet.

The fire broke out at a building near the Mundka metro station. (Sourced by HT)
The fire broke out at a building near the Mundka metro station. (Sourced by HT)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 10:10 PM IST
By | Reported by Hemani Bhandari, New Delhi

‘I’m safe…don't panic': Supriya Sule after her saree catches fire at event

The incident happened when Supriya Sule was in Hinjawadi to inaugurate a karate competition. A video showed her saree accidentally catching fire by touching a table lamp as she garlanded a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

NCP MP Supriya Sule.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
NCP MP Supriya Sule.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 04:20 PM IST
By | Reported by Yogesh Joshi, New Delhi

‘Was alerted…’: Russian embassy responds after bomb threat on Moscow-Goa flight

The flight made an emergency landing at Gujarat's Jamnagar Airport at 9.49pm on Monday.

The flight took off from Moscow and was headed to Goa's Dabolim Airport.(File Photo/REUTERS)
The flight took off from Moscow and was headed to Goa's Dabolim Airport.(File Photo/REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cold wave grips north India: This Rajasthan city is coldest, Delhi on list too

In its latest bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast cold to severe cold wave conditions to prevail in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi during the next 24 hours.

People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 02:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Harish Rawat welcomes SC order on Haldwani, ‘Judgment to protect human rights’

Hearing a petition against the planned anti-encroachment drive directed to the state authorities by the Uttarakhand high court earlier, the Supreme Court bench said that 50,000 people cannot be “uprooted overnight” and that a methodology needs to be found out to address the issue.

Congress leader and ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. (PTI)
Congress leader and ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 04:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Two more involved in Sultanpuri accident, say police: ‘Tried to tamper evidence’

Special commissioner (law and order) Sagar Preet Hooda said that during interrogation of the five men, who have already been arrested, they learnt about the involvement of two more men - identified as Ashutosh and Ankush.

FSL team conducts an inspection of the car along with the team of police at Sultanpuri police station in the Kanjhawala death case, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/Ayush Sharma)
FSL team conducts an inspection of the car along with the team of police at Sultanpuri police station in the Kanjhawala death case, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/Ayush Sharma)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 01:27 PM IST
By | Reported by Sanjeev K Jha, New Delhi

Sharad Pawar takes jibe at BJP over unemployment: ‘Young men not finding brides’

Narrating an incident, NCP boss Sharad Pawar said that once while travelling, he had come across 15-20 men aged between 25 to 30 years who were all educated but said no one was ready to give them brides as they had no jobs.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(HT_PRINT)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 12:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

At 3°C, Delhi's Safdarjung sees season's coldest; Ayanagar records 2.2°C

Dense fog blanketed the city along with low visibility levels. The IMD in its latest bulletin said that the visibility levels at 5.30am at Palam was 25 metres while at Safdarjung it was 50 metres.

The IMD has issued a cold wave alert in Delhi for the next three days. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The IMD has issued a cold wave alert in Delhi for the next three days. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 10:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Sonia admitted to Delhi hospital, Siddaramaiah wishes her ‘healthy return’

The former Congress president has been suffering from a respiratory infection and has been unwell since Tuesday when the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ began its Uttar Pradesh leg, news agency PTI reported.

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 02:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Twitter staff bring toilet paper to work after Musk's cost-cutting move: Report

According to a report by the New York Times, Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has also made employees work from two floors of the social networking firm's San Francisco headquarters and closed the other four.

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought Twitter in a $44 billion deal in 2022.(REUTERS file)
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought Twitter in a $44 billion deal in 2022.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 01:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Musk takes on US govt in ‘Twitter Files’, then says ‘…I was Person of the Year’

In the new batch of ‘Twitter Files’, journalist Matt Taibbi has claimed the social networking site was pressurised by US government agencies to remove 250,000 accounts.

Twitter chief Elon Musk. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP)
Twitter chief Elon Musk. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 10:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kejriwal talks to LG on killing of woman dragged by car: 'No political link...'

The incident happened when the woman was returning home from work, and the scooty she was riding was hit by a grey Baleno car.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (ANI Photo) and capital's LG VK Saxena (PTI Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (ANI Photo) and capital's LG VK Saxena (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2023 03:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

After Kumaraswamy likens Shah to Nazi leader, BJP MP says this about JDS…

Former Karnataka CM and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy called Union home minister Amit Shah a “political chameleon”, while adding that the BJP is “Bari-Bootatike Party (one filled with hypocrisies).”

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya. (File Photo/ANI)
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya. (File Photo/ANI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2023 12:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

New Year's Eve 2022: Delhi ready for celebrations; check traffic, metro updates

More than 16,500 police personnel have been deployed across the national capital to maintain security during the celebrations while over 20 companies from outside forces will be posted in different districts.

Connaught Place is one of the places in Delhi that gets high footfall during Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. (Vipin Kumar/HT PhotoHindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
Connaught Place is one of the places in Delhi that gets high footfall during Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. (Vipin Kumar/HT PhotoHindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 12:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Looking on: PM Modi, his brothers perform last rites of their mother | Watch

PM Narendra Modi reached Ahmedabad on Friday after the news of his mother Heeraben Modi's demise. From there, he went to her residence and also carried her mortal remains. The PM was also seen accompanying his mother in the ambulance while going to the crematorium.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his brother Somabhai Modi (right) perform the last rites of their mother Heeraben Modi along with other family members, at a crematorium, in Gandhinagar on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his brother Somabhai Modi (right) perform the last rites of their mother Heeraben Modi along with other family members, at a crematorium, in Gandhinagar on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 04:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi sends ‘love’ to PM after the demise of his mother: ‘Extremely sad’

Congress's general secretary and Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also expressed condolences for PM Modi's loss.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside an ambulance during funeral procession of his mother Heeraben Modi, in Gandhinagar, Friday, December 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside an ambulance during funeral procession of his mother Heeraben Modi, in Gandhinagar, Friday, December 30, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 10:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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