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‘I suddenly became depressed’: BTS Jimin opens up about mental health struggles, crying with Jungkook

‘I suddenly became depressed’: BTS Jimin opens up about mental health struggles, crying with Jungkook

Known for his exceptional dancing skills and his powerful and emotive performances on stage, South Korean boy band BTS member - Park Jimin - commonly known as Jimin, confessed “I suddenly became depressed” and “We'd started to feel the things we'd lost in becoming singers, celebrities” in a new 544-page book titled Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS that is co-authored by South Korean journalist Myeongseok Kang along with the group’s seven members including Kim Namjoon (RM), Kim Seokjin (Jin), Jung Hoseok (J-Hope), Min Yoongi (Suga), Kim Taehyung (V) and Jeon Jungkook (Jungkook) while it is translated into English by Anton Hur, Slin Jung, and Clare Richards, based on extensive interviews with the OT7. The book has finally hit the shelves as it was slated for worldwide publication on July 9 that marked a major anniversary for the band— the naming of its enormous fan base, ARMY and also in celebration of 10 years since the Kpop band's debut and it is split into seven chapters that tell BTS' story chronologically.

Sanjay Mishra was first appointed the ED director for a period of two years by an order on November 19, 2018. (PTI)

SC cancels ED chief Sanjay Mishra’s 3rd extension, says it was illegal

The Supreme Court of India has declared the government's decision to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra as illegal. The court upheld amendments to the relevant laws allowing the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and ED to serve for a maximum of five years. Mishra's tenure will end on July 31, and the government must make alternative arrangements or appoint a new director. Mishra had previously been granted a third extension in November 2021, but the court ruled that he could not be extended beyond November 2022.

The Taste With Vir: The most influential Indian chefs

The Taste With Vir: The most influential Indian chefs

I always make distinctions between famous chefs, successful chefs, trendy chefs, chefs who run hard-to-get-into-restaurants and chefs who are influential. Long after people have forgotten individual dishes and have moved on, it is the influential chefs, the ones who changed the way we eat and how we regard chefs who will be remembered.

Delhi lieutenant governor V K Saxena. (PTI)

LG blames lack of preparations for waterlogging in Delhi, AAP govt hits back

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, V K Saxena, blamed the lack of preparations for waterlogging in the city on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government as water levels in Yamuna rose above the danger mark. Saxena claimed that the sewage cleaning and treatment of drain water had not been done properly, causing waterlogging. Urban development minister Saurabh Bhardwaj hit back, accusing Saxena of playing dirty politics and blaming the LG for obstructing the Delhi government. Bhardwaj argued that Saxena should focus on managing law and order as mandated by the constitution.

India star batter Virat Kohli with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam

Pakistan minister launches fresh attack on BCCI over Asia Cup hybrid model, shares PCB's latest demands for World Cup

“Why can't Pakistan's matches in the World Cup be played at neutral venues when the Indian team can't travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup”

ED director Sanjay Kumar Mishra

Supreme Court refuses Centre's third tenure extension to ED director Sanjay Kumar: ‘It’s illegal'

The Supreme Court has declared the Centre's order granting a third extension to Enforcement Directorate (ED) director Sanjay Kumar Mishra as "illegal." The court has given Mishra until July 31 to relinquish his office. However, the court upheld amendments to the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act and the Central Vigilance Commission Act, which allow the Centre to extend the tenure of CBI chiefs and ED directors by up to three years beyond their mandatory two-year term. The court stated that there are sufficient safeguards in place for such extensions to be granted in the public interest.

Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh leaving his house after a visit by the Special Investigation Team at his New Delhi residence in June (AP File)

Brij Bhushan liable to be prosecuted for stalking, molesting: Delhi police officer

BJP lawmaker and former head of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, is facing charges of sexual harassment, molestation, and stalking, according to a charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police. Singh has been charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to assault, sexual harassment, and stalking. His aide, Vinod Tomar, has also been charged. The charge sheet follows allegations made by four female wrestlers, who provided audio and visual evidence to support their claims. The maximum jail term for a conviction under section 354 is five years.

Geeta Rao Gupta

Indian-American Geeta Rao Gupta sworn in as Global Women's Issues Ambassador

Geeta Rao Gupta, an Indian-American, has been sworn in as the Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues in the US State Department. Gupta, who was confirmed by the Senate in May, has dedicated her career to rectifying the inequities faced by women. She has previously worked at UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and most recently served as the Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women.

Former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Afternoon brief: ‘Brij Bhushan liable to be punished,’ says Delhi Police in chargesheet; all the latest news

The Delhi Police has charged Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh with sexual harassment, stating that he is "liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences" of stalking and molestation. Meanwhile, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti criticised the Union government's affidavit defending the nullification of Article 370, stating that it lacks logic.

Meghan Markle, Princess Diana

Meghan Markle is being considered for movie which has links to Princess Diana: Report

Meghan Markle is reportedly being considered for a movie role that her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was once set to star in. The movie is a sequel to the 1992 hit film The Bodyguard, in which Diana was considered to play the lead opposite Kevin Costner. The news comes after Meghan and Prince Harry lost a $29 million deal with Spotify and are facing financial difficulties due to expenses such as private security and legal fees.

Deluge in Delhi: Record-breaking 261mm of rain turns roads into knee-deep waterlogged racecourses. (Photo: Sanjay Sharma/ANI)

#DelhiRains: City halts in a monsoon meltdown!

Heavy rains in Delhi have caused chaos and disruption, with streets flooded and vehicles submerged. The downpour has led to the cancellation of events and the closure of schools. Residents are calling for improvements to the city's infrastructure and changes to living habits to reduce pollution, which is believed to have contributed to the severity of the flooding. Further rain is expected in the coming days.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian president Vladimir Putin is seen.

Vladimir Putin fired top Russian general? What we know so far

Russian General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff, has reportedly been dismissed from his post, according to claims made by Russian military bloggers and Western outlets. However, the Russian defense ministry released a video showing Gerasimov at a briefing on the war in Ukraine, suggesting he is still in his position. Some reports suggest that while Gerasimov retains his formal title, he is no longer involved in resolving issues on the front lines, with Colonel-General Mikhail Teplinsky taking over operational command.

The police investigation established the couple had kept the victim as a slave for 8 years.

More jail time for Australian woman who enslaved Indian-origin woman for 8 years

A Melbourne woman, Kumuthini Kannan, has been sentenced to an additional two and a half years in prison for threatening a Tamil woman she had kept as a slave for eight years. Kannan and her husband were previously convicted and sentenced for enslaving the victim in their home between 2007 and 2015. Kannan pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to an additional two years and six months in prison. Her husband was sentenced to six years in prison. The victim's family was in India, she did not speak English, and her passport was taken away by the Kannans, allowing the exploitation to take place.

People walk across a bridge over the River Beas swollen due to heavy rains in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India, (AP)

'Red' alert for Himachal Pradesh's Shimla, Solan, Kullu; 12 major bridges washed away. Top points

Heavy rain has caused flash floods and damaged roads and highways in parts of Himachal Pradesh, India. The India Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for several districts in the state, with more heavy rainfall expected. A total of 12 major bridges have been damaged and the estimated infrastructure loss stands at between INR30bn ($419m) and INR40bn ($559m).

Visuals from the site of the accident. (Sourced image/ HT)

Andhra Pradesh: 7 killed, 18 injured as bus plunges into canal in Prakasam

Seven people, including five women and a minor girl, were killed and 18 others injured when a state-run bus carrying a wedding party fell into an irrigation canal in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district. The accident occurred when the bus swerved to avoid a collision with another bus and hit a cement block on the side of a bridge. The bus crashed into the bridge's railing and plunged into the canal. The injured were taken to hospital, with five in a serious condition. The police are searching for the other bus involved in the incident.

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