Last updated: Jun 09, 2023 at 13:23 IST

Mira Road Murder: Manoj Sani (right) dismembers Saraswati Vidya (left) body into bits

Mira Road Murder: Manoj Sani (right) cut up Saraswati Vidya’s body (left) into small pieces “Parts boiled in pressure cooker and gas roasted”. (photo: News18)

We also cover: New heads of state, a bigger role for Priyanka Vadra and a revamped CWC: Congress prepares for the 2024 challenge; Are Indians getting sick? Shocking study flags for pre-diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity numbers and more

In this afternoon’s recap, News18 brings you the latest updates on the Mira Road Murder case, the big opposition meeting in Patna and other important news.

Mira’s murder on the road: ‘HIV+’ accuser taught math to ‘daughter-like’ victim but was ‘possessed’

Manoj Ramesh Sani, 56, is said to be HIV-positive and had no physical relationship with the 32-year-old woman he killed and dismembered. He apparently told police that the victim, Saraswati Vidya, was “like his daughter”. Read more

In Patna, can RaGa and Kharge define the role of ‘big brother’ for Cong and fix Oppn’s ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ plan?

The opposition meeting in Patna saw a date change from 12 to 23 June – the postponement was visibly to accommodate and ensure the attendance of Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharj. In fact, Congress confirmed its existence a few days before the 12th. Even then, the old big party wanted to keep it low profile, due to the fact that both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) would also be in attendance. Read more

New Heads of State, a Bigger Role for Priyanka Vadra, and a Revamped Chemical Weapons Convention: Congress Prepares for the Challenge of 2024

Congress is ready for an overhaul as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections approach. The old big party, after tasting victory in Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka, is now focusing on the four states selected in the ballot Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana and also building its way to the general elections. Read more

Are Indians getting sick? The shocking study flags pre-diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity numbers

A new study finds that the prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable metabolic diseases in India is much higher than previously expected. The inaugural study on Indians’ declining health indicators showed a prevalence of metabolic disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, central obesity or belly fat, and high cholesterol. Read more

Kajol leaves Instagram, deleting all of her posts; “Facing one of the most difficult experiences of my life,” he says.

Bollywood actress Kajol has announced that she is quitting Instagram. The actress took to Instagram and announced her decision. She shared a post with the message, “I am going through one of the most difficult experiences of my life.” She shared the post with the caption, “Taking a break from social media.” Kajol did not reveal the reason for this move. It also removed all of her posts. Read more

The 2024 T20 World Cup and the 2025 Champions Cup may see a change of venues | Exclusive

There is a potential three-way trade-off for International Cricket Council (ICC) events between 2024 and 2025. Words from the ICC lanes are that in exchange for forgoing the 2024 T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States, those co-hosts could be compensated with another similar event in later stage. Read more


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