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BREAKING | Texas School Shooting: Husband of Killed Teacher Passes Away 'Due to Grief'

Two days after horrific Texas shooting, the husband of one of the two teachers killed passes away due to a heart attack. Read here


Hindu Students Boycott Classes, Protest Against Hijab in Mangalore University

The students of Mangalore University staged a protest on Thursday, 26 May, against Muslim female students for wearing a hijab to classroom. The protesting Hindu students are alleging that over 40 Muslim students attended classes wearing a hijab. Read here


A Girl Who Dialled 911, a Boy Who Loved TikTok: Victims of Texas School Shooting

Ten-year-old Amerie Jo Garza had been trying to call the emergency services from her school in Texas on the morning of Tuesday, 24 May, when she was shot dead. Hours earlier, she had received an "honour roll" certificate in her class. Read here


AP District Renaming: Pawan Kalyan, Kapus & Why BR Ambedkar’s Name Stoked Arson

Tollywood actor and Jana Sena Party leader is the one to benefit from violence that erupted in Andhra Pradesh's Konaseema over a decision to rename the district after Dr BR Ambedkar. The violence reflected dominant caste Kapu rage. Read The Quint's Nikhila Henry's report.


Qutub Minar Opens a Window Into India's Complex Religious & Political History

The Qutub Minar in Delhi finds itself under the spotlight with former ASI regional director Dharamveer Sharma claiming that the monument was a “sun tower” in the 5th century during the Gupta empire rule. Was the monument built in the 12th century by Qutb-al-Din ai-Beg, the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate or was it built much before that by Chandragupta Vikramaditya of the Gupta Empire in the 5th century? The Quint's Somya Lakhani decodes. Read here


212 Mass Shootings This Year, But US Gun Laws Just Don't Change; Here’s Why

There have been 212 mass shootings in the US this year alone, of which 27 occurred in schools. While tougher gun control laws can make a difference, the country is in limbo with respect to any substantial action. Why is this the case? We explain. Watch here


Mundka Fire: 'We Lost Mothers, Wives, Breadwinners,' Say Bhagya Vihar Residents

On 13 May, a deadly fire broke out at a CCTV manufacturing company in Mundka, killing at least 27. Many of the victims were women who had taken up the job to sustain their families. Bhagya Vihar, a colony near Mundka which was home to many of the victims, has been grief-stricken since the tragedy. Ashna Butani reports. Watch here.


BREAKING | Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik sentenced to life in terror funding case. Read here


Who is Salvador Ramos, the 18-Year-Old Behind Texas Elementary School Massacre?

Salvador Ramos, 18, was shot dead by responding officers on 24 May, after he carried out unbridled gun violence at an elementary school in Texas, taking lives of at least 19 children and several adults. Who is he? We tell you everything we know. Read here


BREAKING | Kapil Sibal says he has resigned from Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha elections with the Samajwadi Party's support. Read here


My Brother Went on a Solo Trip to Azerbaijan, and Is Missing Since 2 Weeks

"In one of our last conversations, Manikanth had told us that he was going for a hike to Zaqatala in Azerbaijan. He had a flight for Uzbekistan on 17 May 2022, but he did not take that," says Dharan Kondaveeti. Read here


Teenage Gunman Kills at Least 19 Children, 1 Teacher at Texas Elementary School

In one of the deadliest grade school shootings in a decade, an 18-year-old gunman killed at least 19 students and a teacher in an elementary school in Texas on 24 May. Read here


Bhanwarlal or Mohammad, Should I Be Killed Because of My Name?

Yeh Jo India Hai Na… Here, if your name is Bhanwarlal or Mohammed, should you be slapped, beaten or killed, just because of your religion? Watch here.


Bengaluru School Asks Alums To Change Gyanvapi Mosque to 'Temple' on Google Maps

A popular private school in Bangalore has sent an email to all its alumni asking for them to go on to Google maps and change the name of Gyanvapi mosque to “Gyanvapi temple.” The Quint has accessed a copy of the mail. Read here.


BREAKING | Vismaya Dowry Death: Husband Kiran Kumar Sentenced to 10 Years of Imprisonment

Vismaya's husband Kiran Kumar gets 10 years in jail by a Kollam court a day after he was convicted in the dowry death case. Read here


BREAKING | Qutub Minar: ASI Opposes Plea for Restoration of Alleged Temples

The Archaeological Survey of India opposes a petition in a Delhi court, which sought the restoration of 27 temples. Read here


Delhi Triple Suicide: Mother, 2 Daughters Had No Emotional Support, Were in Debt

A year after losing her husband to COVID-19, Manju Srivastava and her two daughters sealed all airways to their south Delhi home, lit pots of coal, and died a slow death. Living on credit, they owed around Rs 30,000 to two shopkeepers in the colony. Read here

(If you are suicidal or know anyone in distress, reach out to the numbers of local emergency services, helplines, and mental health NGOs here)


Two Pakistani Sisters Shot Dead in Honour Killing Case; 6 of Their Family Held

Two Pakistani-origin Spanish sisters were allegedly severely tortured and shot dead in Nathia village, about 170 km from Lahore, in Gujrat district of Pakistan, in a case of 'honour' killing. Read here


'Even if He Was Muslim, Beating Him Would Be Wrong': Brother of Man Killed in MP

"Even if my brother was a 'Mohammed', it's still wrong to beat someone. Humanity should prevail. Who gave them this right [to kill someone]?" asks Rajesh Jain, younger brother of Bhanwarlal Jain, an elderly, mentally ill man who was allegedly beaten up over suspicion of being a Muslim in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch. Read here.


What Is Monkeypox? A Microbiologist Explains What’s Known About This Virus

Monkeypox isn’t a new disease. The first confirmed human case was in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But what exactly is happening in the current outbreak and what does history tell us about monkeypox? Rodney E Rohde explains. Read here

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