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News that shock our nation today

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • September 25, 2017
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Read on the latest, current or trending news from India or around the world. Here we have a compilation of all the latest, hot topics that made the headlines today.

  • Delhi HC acquits ‘Peepli (Live)’ co-director of rape charges: The Delhi High Court today acquitted ‘Peepli [Live]’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui of rape charges giving him benefit of doubt. Earlier, Farooqui had appealed against his seven-year jail term for allegedly raping a woman, who was a researcher from the US. Refuting the woman’s allegations, his lawyer had claimed that the two were in a “relationship” since January 2015.
  • Ranchi starts ‘Hallo Bol Lungi Khol’ against open defecation: The Ranchi Municipal Corporation on Sunday launched its ‘Halla Bol Lungi Khol’ campaign wherein officials snatched lungis of men who were found defecating in open and imposed a ₹100 fine on them. However, the lungis were returned after defaulters pledged to never defecate in the open again. Notably, RMC will also plant saplings at around 40 identified open defecation spots.
  • Ranveer to play Kapil Dev in a film on 1983 World Cup victory: Ranveer Singh will star as former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev in a film on the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which was India’s first time winning the title. It will be directed by Kabir Khan. Kirti Azad, who was part of the winning team, tweeted, “Welcome @RanveerOfficial for playing #KapilDev in the film made on 1983 World Cup victory, proudest day.”
  • Chattisgarh farmer gets Rs 77 crore electricity bill for a month: A farmer in the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh was mistakenly handed over an electricity bill of ₹76.7 crore for the month of September. The electricity department suspended two employees and said the error was caused after his electricity metre was changed in August. Meanwhile, a new bill of ₹1,820 has been generated and given to the farmer.
  • Even we aren’t safe in BHU, all scared of boys: Woman prof: Commenting on the security of women on campus, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) professor Shraddha Singh said, “Why is the campus unsafe? It is because of these boys. These boys don’t leave us either. Even we aren’t safe.” Singh further said that the security personnel deployed at the campus are sometimes scolded and threatened by the varsity boys when they interrupt.

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