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PM Modi Meets Malaysia President and Japan PM in Vladivostok

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Vladivostok, Russia. He earlier met Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

PM Narendra Modi is in Russia as the chief guest of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. He will also take part in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit and hold bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin.

(Source: ANI)

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Hurricane Dorian Strengthens, Regains Category 3 Status

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian strengthens and regains Category 3 Status.

(Source: Reuters)

China Says Trade Talks With US To Take Place in Oct

China’s Commerce Ministry says talks with the United States on ending their tariff war will take place in early October in Washington, later than previously planned.

(Source: AP)

PM Modi Raised Zakir Naik's Extradition With Malaysian PM: Foreign Secy Gokhale

Commenting on PM Narendra Modi's meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that the extradition of Zakir Naik is an important issue and officials from both the countries will stay in touch for the same.

(Source: ANI)

Mike Pompeo Declines to Sign Afghan Peace Deal

According to senior U.S., Afghan and European officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign the Afghan Peace Deal.

(Source: TIME)

Decision to Withdraw Extradition Bill Was Made by the Hong Kong Government: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says decision to withdraw extradition bill was made by the Hong Kong government.

(Source: Reuters)

Six-Year-Old Dies After Falling into a Gutter in Maharashtra

A six-year-old boy died after he fell into a gutter on Wednesday, 4 September evening, in Nala Sopara area of Palghar district in Maharashtra. His body was recovered late Wednesday night.

(Source: ANI)

Goa Swimming Team Coach Sacked for Molesting Minor

Goa chief swimming coach Surajit Ghosh has been sacked after a video of him allegedly molesting a minor girl surfaced on social media.

Swimming Federation of India President Digambar Kamat confirmed on Thursday, 5 September, that Ghosh's services have been terminated after the video surfaced on Twitter.

"We have taken suo moto action based on the video," Kamat told IANS.

(Source: IANS)

Blast Reported In Kabul, Afghanistan

A blast has been reported near Abulhaq Circle in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Source: TOLO News)

35 Hurt as a Train And a Truck Collide Near Tokyo

A train and a truck collided at a crossing near Tokyo on Thursday, injuring 35 people, with at least one person seriously hurt, authorities said.

(Source: PTI)

No Party Becomes Completely Extinct: Sena on Bjp's Jibes at NCP

Saying that no political party ever vanishes completely, the Shiv Sena seemed to agree with the NCP's Rohit Pawar that BJP leaders praise or target Sharad Pawar, his grandfather, as per convenience.

(Source: PTI)

Govt Does Not Desire to Raise the Limits of the Fine: Gadkari On Heavy Fines Being Levied on Traffic Rules Violators

Regarding the heavy fines being levied on traffic rules violators, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari says that the government does not wish to raise the limits of the fine and hopes one breaks traffic rules and gets penalized.

(Source: ANI)

DGCA to Probe Allegation Against Indigo Airlines

DGCA to probe allegation that IndiGo forced passengers of Jaipur-bound flight to sit in stranded aircraft at Mumbai airport on Wednesday night.
(Source: PTI)

ED Seeks 14 Days Police Remand Of Ratul Puri

Enforcement Directorate seeks 14-day remand of businessman Ratul Puri in AgustaWestland money laundering case, in Rouse Avenue Court. He was formally arrested yesterday by ED. Earlier he was in judicial custody in connection with another case related to bank fraud.

(Source: ANI)

Former Delhi Congress Presidents Have Been Called By Sonia Gandhi At Her Residence

All four former Delhi Congress presidents (Arvinder Singh Lovely, Ajay Maken, Jayaprakash Narayan and Subhash Chopra) have been called by party interim President Sonia Gandhi at her residence, later today.


(Source: ANI)

Man Beaten to Death in Up Over Rs 180 Food Bill

25-year-old man was beaten to death by a hotel owner and its waiters following a dispute over a bill of Rs 180 in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Dead,1 Injured in an Explosion at Tarn Taran in Punjab

Two people have been reported dead while one injured in an explosion at Tarn Taran. The forensic team is at the spot.

(Source: ANI)

Congress Party to Organize 'Padyatras' On Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversay

Congress party will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi for a week from 2-9 October 2019. On 2nd October, the party will organise 'Massive Padayatras'.

(Source: ANI)

3-Storey Building Collapses in Ahmedabad, Rescue Ops Underway

In Gujarat, a three-storey building has collapsed in Amraiwadi area in Ahmedabad. Rescue operation is currently underway.

(Source: ANI)

Meeting of AICC Gen Secretaries, State In-Charges Tomorrow in Delhi

A meeting of all All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretaries and State In-charges will be held tomorrow at Congress office in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

Nearly 2,500 KG of Poppy Husk Seized in Jodhpur, 1 Held

A person was arrested and 2480 kg of poppy husk was seized from a truck in Jodhpur, police said.

“The seized contraband is worth Rs 1.5 crore in the market and it was headed for Phalodi, Osian and Lohawat in Jodhpur,” said Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rahul Brahat.

(Source: PTI)

US Backs India for Declaring Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim and Lakhvi Terrorists

The US has backed India's move to declare four notorious criminals, including JeM chief Masood Azhar, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, as terrorists individually under a new anti-terror law, expanding possibilities of cooperation between the two countries to combat the scourge of terrorism.

(Source: PTI)

HRD Ministry Awards Institution of Eminence to 5 Universities

The HRD Ministry awarded Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to five public institutes including Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Hyderabad, IIT-Madras and IIT-Kharagpur.

The decision was taken following a recommendation made by the University Grants Commission last month on the basis of the advice of an Empowered Expert Committee.

(Source: PTI)

12 Injured After Lift Carrying Construction Material Falls in Narela

Twelve people were injured after a lift carrying construction material fell at a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) building site in Narela today morning, police said.

The incident at Mata Mansa Devi road was reported to police around 9 am.

(Source: PTI)

Boris Johnson's Brother Jo Resigns From UK Govt

Jo Johnson, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brother, has announced his resignation from government and as an MP.

(Source: AFP)

Drug Peddler Held With 3.3 KG Cannabis in Greater Noida

A suspected drug peddler was arrested in Greater Noida after over three kg of cannabis was allegedly recovered from his possession, police said.

The accused was held at the NRI cut near Pari Chowk around 11.30 pm today, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

FIRs Lodged Against NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela

Two FIRs have been lodged against Assam Coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, for “discrepancies” in the final updated list, police said.

A third complaint was filed by an NGO against three Bangladesh nationals declared as foreigners, who figure in the final NRC, and against the NRC authorities of Morigaon district, who were allegedly responsible for including their names.

(Source: PTI)

Kerala HC Sets Aside Lifer to 8 Convicts in Paul Muthoot Murder Case

Kerala High Court has set aside life imprisonment sentence to eights convicts in Paul Muthoot murder case, reported News18.

2 Killed in Blast in Tarn Taran; NIA Team Called

Two persons were killed and one was seriously injured in a blast that took place in an agricultural field in Pandori village in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, police said.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening, police said, adding it was yet to be ascertained how this blast took place.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Court Sends Businessman Ratul Puri to ED Remand for 6 Days

Delhi Court has sent businessman Ratul Puri to Enforcement Directorate remand for six days in Agusta Westland money laundering case.

(Source: ANI)

HC to Hear Mukul Roy's Anticipatory Bail Plea on 6 Sept

The Calcutta High Court on Friday will hear an anticipatory bail plea of BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership.

His protection from arrest will expire on Thursday midnight.

(Source: PTI)

Landslide on Uttarkashi-Chamba Road, DM Present at Spot

A landslide occurred on Uttarkashi-Chamba road (Tehri). District Magistrate of Uttarkashi is present at the spot.

(Source: ANI)

Two Live Stream Suicide on Social Media in Punjab's Sangrur

A man (25) and a woman (21) killed themselves in Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said.

The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, police said.

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said.

The cause is not clear.

(Source: PTI)

Iran to Provide Details of Latest Nuclear Move on Saturday

Iran will announce details on Saturday of its latest scaling back of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal in response to sweeping US sanctions, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

“Atomic energy organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi will hold a news conference to set out the details of Iran's third cut to its nuclear commitments since May,” ISNA reported.

(Source: AFP)

22,000 Websites Hacked Between April 2017-Jan 2018: Officials

22,000 websites were hacked in India between April 2017 and January 2018, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Hurricane Dorian Lashes US East Coast

Hurricane Dorian lashed the Carolinas with driving rain and fierce winds as it neared the US east coast today after devastating the Bahamas and killing at least 20 people.

Parts of downtown Charleston were flooded, with video footage showing people kayaking in the dark in gushing knee-deep water in the stately city on the coast of South Carolina.

(Source: AFP)

Jio Announces Broadband Service — JioFiber

Mukesh Ambani's Jio announces launch of broadband service JioFiber offering minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps.

(Source: PTI)

Ganendra Bhardwaj Appointed AAP Spokesperson

Ganendra Bhardwaj, who recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from the Congress, has been appointed as the party's spokesperson, senior leader Gopal Rai said today.

“In his capacity as spokesperson, Bhardwaj will convey the party's decisions to the public,” said Rai.

(Source: PTI)

Haryana Cong Ex-Pres Tanwar, Other Party Leaders Arrive at Sonia Gandhi's House

Former President of Haryana Congress Ashok Tanwar, senior leaders PC Chacko and Ajay Maken arrive at Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi's residence in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

NHRC Notice to Gurugram Police Chief Over 'Torturing' Woman at Police Station

The NHRC sent a notice to the Guugram police commissioner over reports that a domestic help was allegedly detained for several hours, stripped and thrashed by police personnel after her employers accused her of theft.

The Gurgaon police chief has reportedly initiated a departmental enquiry into the incident and sent four policemen, including the SHO, to the police lines, the National Human Rights Commission said.

(Source: PTI)

70-Yr-Old Woman Strangled by Son, Grandson Over Property Dispute

A 70-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her son and minor grandson over a property dispute in northeast Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area, police said.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon. The son, Rajbir (50), has been arrested and the juvenile apprehended, they added.

According to the police, Maya Devi was strangled.

(Source: PTI)

US Woman Arrested at Manila Airport With Baby Hidden in Bag

Philippine officials have arrested an American woman for attempting to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the country hidden inside a shoulder bag.

The National Bureau of Investigation said that a 43-year-old Jennifer Talbot from Ohio was able to pass through the Manila airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby but was intercepted at the boarding gate by airline personnel.

(Source: AP)

Rajnath Singh Visits Korean War Memorial in Seoul

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Korean War Memorial today in Seoul. He is on a three day trip to the Republic of Korea.

(Source: ANI)

'New Cong Pres to Be Announced in 2-3 Days': PC Chacko

AICC In-charge of Delhi Congress PC Chacko said, “Four former party presidents of Delhi met Sonia Gandhi today. She has said that we will announce the new President for Delhi within 2-3 days.”

(Source: ANI)

Kabul Attack Kills US, Romanian Soldier, 10 Afghan Civilians

A Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul today killed a US service member, a Romanian soldier and at least 10 Afghan civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the US Embassy — the second such attack this week underscoring Afghan government warnings that a preliminary US-Taliban deal on ending America's longest war was moving dangerously quickly.

(Source: AP)

Man Rapes Minor Girl in Odisha

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said today.

The incident happened on Wednesday night when the 14-year-old girl was alone at her home in Pokharipada village.

(Source: PTI)

Arif Mohammad Khan to Assume Charge as Kerala Guv on Friday

Kerala Governor-designate Arif Mohammad Khan will take charge of his office on Friday morning at the Raj Bhavan.

The former Union Minister arrived here in the morning and was received by state minister KT Jaleel.

(Source: PTI)

Drug Addict Held for Killing Man in West Delhi

A 19-year-old drug addict was arrested for allegedly killing a person following an argument in west Delhi's Vikas Puri area, police said.

Shivam, a resident of Uttam Nagar, was drunk at the time of the incident late Monday night, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Police Hands Over Rs 23,500 Challan to Haryana Biker

A biker was fined of Rs 23,500 for violating traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicles Act today, police said.

Sonu, a resident of Patiala, was riding the motorcycle without a number plate near Delhi bridge on Hisar-Sirsa road, traffic police in-charge Bahadur Singh said.

(Source: PTI)

Kalraj Mishra to Take Oath as Raj Governor on Monday

Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra will take oath as Rajasthan governor on Monday. Mishra will reach Jaipur by a state aeroplane on Sunday evening and will stay at the Raj Bhawan's guest house, an official statement said.

He will take oath as state governor on Monday at 1.10 pm, it said.

(Source: PTI)

UP: Girl Rides Bullet, Family Gets Death Threat; 3 Booked

Three men at a village in Greater Noida have been booked for allegedly threatening a minor girl and her father over her riding a Bullet motorcycle, police said.

The incident has been reported in Milak Khatana village under Jarcha police station limits and accused men identified as Sachin, Kallu and one unidentified, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

Man, Who Attempted Self Immolation Near Haryana CM Yatra, Dies

A man, who set himself afire in Rathdhana village of Sonipat district last month when Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' was passing through the area, died in a Rohtak hospital today, said officials.

(Source: PTI)

Abducted Hindu Girl Reunited With Family in Pakistan: Report

A Hindu girl, who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in Pakistan's Sindh province, has been reunited with family, according to a media report.

Reno Kumari, resident of Rohri, was kidnapped when she was on her way to a local college on 29 August.

(Source: PTI)

SC Rejects Plea for Directing Centre to Bring Law on Torture

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Centre to enact a suitable stand alone comprehensive legislation based on UN Convention on custodial torture, observing that it is under the government's “active consideration”.

(Source: PTI)

Minority Hindu Women Making Strides in Govt Jobs in Pak

Pakistan's minority Hindu community, especially women, has long been sidelined when it comes to climbing up the ladder to reach public posts, but not anymore.

Pushpa Kumari is the latest example of Hindu women making impressive strides. The 29-year-old, who hails from the scheduled caste Kohli community became the first Hindu female assistant sub-inspector of police after passing the provincial competitive examinations in Sindh.

(Source: PTI)

Govt Clears Over Rs 5,000 Cr Akash Missile Project for Air Force

In a bid to boost to Air Force's capability to take down enemy fighter aircraft, the government has cleared the procurement of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash air defence missile systems worth Rs 5,000 crore to be deployed on the borders with Pakistan and China.

(Source: ANI)

FATF to Evaluate Pakistan's Efforts Against Terrorism Next Week: Report

The Asia Pacific Group of the FATF, a global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering, will evaluate Pakistan's anti-terror efforts next week, according to a media report.

A Pakistani delegation will leave for Bangkok on 7 September to meet the Financial Action Task Force officials from 8-10 September, Samaa TV reported.

(Source: PTI)

Man Allegedly Kills Self in Police Custody in J&K's Kupwara

A villager arrested in a case of some timber theft from forest allegedly killed himself inside a police station lockup in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

Reyaz Ahmad Thekri, a resident of Nandpora-Malikpora village was arrested on Wednesday in a case registered against him under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code and the Forest Act last year, a police spokesman said.

(Source: PTI)

Show Case Notice to Amnesty International for FEMA Violation of Over Rs 51 Cr

A Show Cause Notice was issued to Amnesty International India Private Limited on 25 July by Special Director for alleged violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act.

(FEMA) under Borrowing and Lending Regulations to the tune of Rs 51.72 crores.

(Source: ANI)

NDMC Inspector 'Harassed' by Aap MLA, His Associates in Azadpur

A North Delhi Municipal Corporation inspector was allegedly harassed by an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and his associates in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar area, police said.

After getting information about the incident, a police team went to the spot and found NDMC Inspector Ravinder Kumar Gupta injured.

(Source: PTI)

Displacement Due to Metro Work: Not Time to Criticise, Says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that displacement of over 400 people due to damage to their houses caused by Metro rail work is a human issue and she refrained from criticising the railway.

“The priority now is to be with those who have lost their houses,” Banerjee said at a programme in Kolkata.

(Source: PTI)

Bodies of Two Brothers Found Hanging in Hari Nagar, Delhi

Bodies of two brothers found hanging from an iron railing of a window at their residence in Hari Nagar today in Delhi.

The bodies have been shifted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for post-mortem.

(Source: ANI)

There Must Be Enough Politicians Who Care About Air Quality: Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor expressed disappointment over the “very limited” discussion on air quality in Parliament and said there should be enough people in the political space who care about this issue.

The lack of the discussion, he said, could be because air quality is not a determinant of votes in India.

(Source: PTI)

Clerk Gets 4-Year Rigorous Jail Term for Rs 10,000 Bribe in Indore

A city court today sentenced a Madhya Pradesh government clerk to four years' rigorous imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 in exchange of issuing a no-objection certificate.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the clerk, Vinod Sen, 50, who was attached to the Madhya Pradesh Housing and Infrastructure Development Board (previously known as Housing Board) at the time of the incident.

(Source: PTI)

Noted Indian Novelist Kiran Nagarkar Dies at 77

Renowned novelist and playwright Kiran Nagarkar, known for his books, 'Cuckold,' and 'Bedtime Story' died at 77 today evening.

2017 Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: SIT Submits Probe Report to Rajasthan DGP

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to investigate the 2017 Pehlu Khan lynching case today submitted its report to the Rajsthan DGP, a source said.

He said the report will soon be presented before the chief minister.

(Source: PTI)

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