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3 Children Injured After Joy Ride Collapses in Jalandhar

At least three children were injured after the structure of a joy ride, installed at Sodal mela in Punjab’s Jalandhar collapsed.

(Source: ANI)

Trump Delays Increase in Chinese Tariff by 15 Days

US President Donald Trump has announced to delay his proposed in massive increase in Chinese import tariffs by 15 days.

Describing this as a goodwill gesture, Trump said on Wednesday night that he had moved the increased tariffs on 250 billion dollar worth of goods from 1 October to 15 October.

(Source: PTI)

PM to Launch Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana in Ranchi Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana today at Ranchi, Jharkhand. PM Modi will also inaugurate the New Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha building and lay foundation stone for the New Secretariat building at Ranchi.

(Source: ANI)

5 People Stabbed in Tallahassee, Suspect in Custody

A man ordered to leave a construction-supply business after quarrelling with co-workers returned minutes later and stabbed five employees on Wednesday in Florida's capital, seriously wounding one of them, authorities said.

(Source: PTI)

5 Dead, 11 Injured After Two Buses Collide on Pune-Bangalore NH

Pune division’s State Highway Superintendent, Milind Mohite said, “Five people have died and 10 have sustained injuries after a collision between two buses near Satara on Pune-Bangalore National Highway, earlier today.”

(Source: ANI)

Lt Col Gaurav Solanki Posted in UN Peacekeeping Mission is Missing: Army Sources

Army sources saidm “Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Solanki of the Indian Army posted with the India contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Demoratic Republic of Congo has been missing since Saturday afternoon after he went kayaking in lake Kivu. The search operations are still on.”

(Source: ANI)

Two US Senators Applaud Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

US Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez have applauded the Senate's passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act.

“It’s long overdue for the United States to hold Chinese government and Communist Party officials accountable for the systemic and egregious human rights abuses and probable crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, including the internment in ‘political re-education’ camps of more than one million Uyghurs and Muslim minorities,” Rubio said in a press release on Wednesday.

Babita Phogat's Resignation from Haryana Police Accepted

Wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat's resignation from her post in Haryana Police has been accepted by the state police. She resigned from the service on 13 August this year.

Two Women Killed in Wall Collapse Incident in MP

Two women killed, four injured in wall collapse at a Ganpati pandal in Sagar's Bamurakunj village, on Thursday.

Pakistani Delegation Absent at SCO Event

(Photo: ANI)

Pakistani delegation is absent at the first military co-operation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Delhi, organised by the Defence Ministry. Defence officials say, since Pakistan is a member of the SCO, it was invited to the event.

(Source: ANI)

Air India Pilot Put Off-Roster for Flying on Low Fuel

Air India Capt (Director Ops) Amitabh Singh will be put off-roaster during investigation in an incident wherein he operated AI-302 Delhi-Sydney flight on 7 September on low fuel and has failed to provide a reason for it before DGCA.

(Source: ANI)

Sonia Gandhi to Hold Meet With Cong CMs on Friday

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of all Congress-ruled state chief ministers on Friday.

Madras HC Refuses Extension of Parole to Rajiv Gandhi's Assassin

Madras High Court has refused to extend the parole granted to Nalini, a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. She had filed a plea to seek extension of parole till 15 October.

SC Decline to Pass Order to Quash K'taka Speaker's Order

Supreme Court declines to pass order on listing of pleas filed by 17 MLAs seeking direction to quash and set aside the 25 July order of Karnataka Assembly Speaker rejecting their resignations. Pleas also sought quashing of order passed by Speaker disqualifying them from the Assembly

SC Directs 8 Bihar Shelter Home Girls to be Reunited With Family

SC has directed eight girls out of 44 to be handed over to their families on subject to all necessary clearances, in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

Gas Tank Explodes in HPCL Plant in Unnao

A gas tank has exploded at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Plant in Unnao. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. Three people have been injured.

Kashmir Integral Part of India, We Condemn Pakistan: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

Mahmood Madani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has said that the outfit has passed a resolution that Kashmir is an integral part of India.

"There will be no compromise with security and integrity of our country. India is our country and we stand by it."

"Pakistan is trying to project on the international forum that India muslims are against India, we condemn this act of Pakistan," he also said.

BJP Govt in UP Constantly Attacking Journalists: Priyanka Gandhi

Hitting out at the BJP, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is constantly attacking journalists who seek answers from it.

Taking to Twitter, she also posted a media report on the recent arrests of journalists in the state after they reported on matters which did not show the government in good light.

"Journalists are not there just for praising wearing blindfolds. Their job is to make news on public issues and seek answers from the government," Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet.

"But the UP BJP government is constantly attacking such journalists. Is the BJP afraid of the issues of common people?" the Congress general secretary said.

Pak Says India Won’t Get 2nd Consular Acces to Jadhav

Pakistan on Thursday, 12 September, said that India will not get second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal also said that the country will charge US $20 per person as service fees (not entrance fees) for the Kartarpur Corridor.

(ANI)

Three JeM Members Apprehended in Kathua

Three members of the JeM were apprehended by the police on Thursday, Kathua SSP Shridhar Patil said. "(We) seized four AK-56s, and two AK-47s, six magazines and 180 live rounds, and Rs 11,000 in cash. The truck was coming from Punjab side and going towards Kashmir Valley. We'll increase search operations along the Punjab border."

(ANI)

Mamata Banerjee Leads Protest March Against NRC in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday led a protest march against National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata.

Cong to Organise Massive Agitation Across Country

Congress to organise massive agitation across the country from 15 to 25 October on the issue of economic slowdown.

(Source: ANI)

Mortal Remains Indian Army Officer Found in Congo Lake

The mortal remains of officer Gaurav Solanki of the Indian Army posted with contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Demoratic Republic of Congo was retrieved in Lake Kivu.

Lawyers in Latur to Boycott Court Over Justice Tahilramani Transfer

Around 2,000 lawyers in Latur to boycott court proceedings on Friday against transfer of Chief Justice V K Tahilramani from Madras High Court to Meghalaya.

AAP MLA Som Dutt Sent to Tihar Jail in 2015 Assault Case

A Delhi court sends Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Som Dutt to Tihar jail for six months, dismissing his appeal against conviction in the 2015 assault case.

(Source: ANI)

Pak Court Issues Notice in Fawad Chaudhry Disqualification Case

A Pakistani court on Thursday issued notices to the election commission and the Law Ministry over an application seeking the disqualification of Premier Imran Khan's close aide and Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry for failing to declare his assets.

The hearing on the application was conducted by the Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

(Source: PTI)

India's August Consumer Price Index at 3.21%

India's Consumer Price Index (CPI)P in August 2019 is at 3.21 percent, up from 3.15 percent in July 2019, reports ANI, quoting the government.

Saudi Princess Gets 10-Month Suspended Sentence in France

The Saudi princess gets 10-month suspended sentence in France over beaten workman, reports AFP.

UK's Johnson Under Fire over No-Deal Brexit Assessment

The British government faced a backlash on Thursday after it was forced to publish documents warning that a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines.

The "Operation Yellowhammer" papers, which the government released late on Wednesday, revealed that preparedness for leaving the EU without an agreement remained "at a low level".

(Source: AFP)

IIP For July 2019 4.3% Higher Than July 2018: Govt Data

According to the government of India, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of July 2019 stands at 131.1, 4.3 percent higher compared to the level in the month of July 2018, reports ANI.

India Inks Deal with Russia to Enhance Air Defence Capability of Indian Navy Warships

The Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with Russia for enhancing air defence capability of Delhi class warships of the Indian Navy, reports ANI, quoting the defence ministry.

Bank Employees to Stage Dharna on 20 Sep Against Merger Move

United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), the umbrella body of nine bank employees unions, will be staging dharna on 20 September outside Parliament to oppose the government's recent mega public sector banks merger plan.

"We oppose the merger of 10 PSBs into four banks, as announced by the Finance Minister Sitharaman, and have decided to hold a dharna before Parliament on September 20," UFBU said, PTI reported.

The UFBU will also submit a memorandum to the finance minister.

Google Agrees to Pay 500 Mln Euros to Settle French Tax Claims

Google has agreed to pay 500 million euros to settle French tax claims, reports AFP.

1 Person Drowns, Six Missing During Idol Immersion in Maharashtra

One person drowned and five others were missing during immersion of Lord Ganesha idols on Thursday at different places in Maharashtra, PTI reported, quoting the police.

The incidents were reported from Amravati, Bhandara and Satara districts and the missing persons are feared to have drowned, they said.

Earlier, PTI had reported that six people drowned during idol immersion in Maharashtra.

ED Grills Congress Leader DK Shivakumar’s Daughter for over 7 Hours

The Enforcement Directorate questioned Congress leader DK Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya for over seven hours in New Delhi on Thursday in connection with its money-laundering probe against the politician from Karnataka, officials said.

They said the 22-year-old management graduate was questioned and her statement recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

She arrived at the agency's office in Khan Market around 10.30 am and left at 7.30 pm.

(Source: PTI)

Six Bangladeshi Infiltrators Nabbed

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police on Thursday arrested six Bangladeshis from Sealdah station area in the city for infiltration into India.

Three Indians who facilitated their entry were also arrested.

Acting on a tip-off, STF personnel arrested Indian nationals 49-year-old Madhab Mahajan, 35-year-old Nayeb Molla and 27-year-old Santosh Kumar Chaki for helping six Bangladeshis enter the country through the Petrapole-Benapole border, a senior police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

Social Media Presence Not Enough, Reach out Directly to People: Sonia to Congress Leaders

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday told her party colleagues that being active on social media is not enough and the party needs a concrete plan to reach out directly to the people.

Sonia Gandhi, who does not have a Twitter account to date, was speaking at a meeting of All India Congress Committee (AICC) leaders at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

"It is not enough to be active and aggressive on social media. Even though that too is needed, we need to do that better. Far more important is to go to the people directly," she said.

(Source: PTI)

Paris Braces for Massive Metro Strike over Pension Reform

Paris metro and other public transport workers were to walk off the job on Friday for a huge one-day strike over President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul France's retirement system.

Ten of the city's 16 metro lines will be shut down completely, while service on most others will be severely curtailed, in particular during Friday's rush hours.

Two of the 3 main suburban lines traversing the city will be "very strongly disrupted," the Paris transport operator RATP warned, with just a handful of trains running during only the peak morning and evening hours.

Buses and trams will also be impacted, often with just one in three operating.

(Source: AFP)

No Indian Will Be Left Out: Smriti Irani on NRC

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her opposition to NRC, saying that the BJP-led government at the Centre is committed to protecting the rights of each and every citizen of the country.

The illegal infiltrators will be dealt with as per law and the constitution, she asserted.

(Source: PTI)

4 Held for Assaulting Cops in Noida

Four men were arrested here for allegedly assaulting policemen and obstructing them in their duty in Noida after an altercation broke out between them over inspection of documents of a motorcycle, officials said on Thursday.

(Source: PTI)

Some Feared Drowned During Ganesh Idol Immersion in Delhi

Some persons were feared drowned near Palla Bakhtawarpur village in northeast Delhi during Ganesh idol immersion on Thursday, officials said. Rescue operation is underway.

(Source: PTI)

At Least 12 People Drown During Ganesh Idol Immersion in Maharashtra

At least a dozen drowning deaths marred the otherwise fanfare-filled immersion of thousands of Lord Ganesh idols in Maharashtra on Thursday amid tight security, bringing down the curtain on the 10-day-long mega festival dedicated to the popular deity.

(Source: PTI)

'Iranian Leadership Wants to Meet': US President Trump

US President Donald Trump says Iranian leadership "wants to meet."

(Source: AFP)

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