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Mumbai: Train Services Resume on Harbour Line

Train services have resumed on the Harbour line after two wagons of a goods train derailed near Kurla railway station in Mumbai.

(Source: ANI)

18 Trains Running Late Due to Low Visibility

18 trains are running late due to low visibility in the Northern Railway region.

(Source: ANI)

Ukraine Plane Struck by Two Missiles: Report

Two Iranian missiles struck down a Ukrainian passenger jet, the New York Times reported Tuesday, posting verified security camera footage showing double projectiles gliding through the sky before hitting their target.

US Senate Likely to Begin Trump Impeachment Trial

The Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump on January 21, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.

McConnell's remarks came after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on Wednesday and send its impeachment trial to the Senate.

The 435-member US House of Representatives, where Democrats enjoy a majority, last month charged Trump with "high crimes and misdemeanours" and impeached him for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

Student Fatally Shot at Texas High School; Suspect at Large

A student was shot to death Tuesday at a Texas high school, and a suspect remained at large, officials said.

Grenita Latham, interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, confirmed the shooting victim at Bellaire High School had died. She gave no other information except that classes will go on tomorrow and took no questions.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu to Become India's Ambassador to US

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu will take charge as India's Ambassador to the US. He will succeed Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who will take charge as the Foreign Secretary.

Michael Patra Appointed New Deputy Governor of RBI

Michael Debabrata Patra has been appointed deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), according to a Personnel Ministry order.

He has been appointed to the post for a period of three years, it said.

Patra, who is looking after the monetary policy department as the executive director, will be the fourth deputy governor of the RBI. The post was lying vacant after Viral V Acharya had resigned from the post in June last year.

Goods Train Details Near Kurla; Harbour Line Services Hit Mumbai

A goods train derailed on Kurla- Trombay line here around Tuesday midnight, disrupting services on the Central Railway's Harbour Line and stranding scores of commuters in local trains and on stations, an official said.

No casualty was reported in the incident, he said.

Mayawati Slams BJP and Congress, Says Both Parties Indulging in Dirty Politics

BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday, 15 January said there is an atmosphere of fear and tension in the country and accused the BJP and the Congress of indulging in dirty politics.

Speaking to reporters at the BSP office here on her 64th birthday, she said BSP is a disciplined and cadre-based party and only stages peaceful protests after taking permission.

(Source: PTI)

Mayawati Slams UP Government

BSP Chief Mayawati while addressing the media slammed the UP government, she said that along with new police system, there has be willingness to act against criminals. There are several criminal elements in BJP but no action is taken against them. ‘UP mein kanoon ka raj nahi, 'jungle raj' hai.’

(Source: ANI)

1984 Sikh Riots: Centre Accepts Justice Dhingra Committee Report

Centre tells SC that it has accepted Justice Dhingra committee report in role of Delhi Police in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, & will take action accordingly. SC allows petitioner SGS Kahlon, of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Mgmt Committee, to file suggestion on the report submitted by the SIT.

The plea has sought inquiry into role of 62 policemen named in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

(Source: ANI)

12 People Granted Bail in Seelampur Violence Case

12 people have been granted bail in the Delhi’s Seelampur case, on a surety bond of Rs. 15,000.

Nirbhaya's Mother Approaches Delhi HC

Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim on convict Mukesh approached Delhi HC seeking to set aside trial court's order issuing death warrant.

(Source: ANI)

IPS Officer Anand Prakash Maheshwari Takes Over as CRPF DG

IPS officer Anand Prakash Maheshwari on Wednesday, 15 January took over as the new director general of the CRPF, the world's largest paramilitary force. Maheshwari took over the charge from ITBP Director General S S Deswal.

C’garh Govt Moves SC, Seeks Quashing of NIA Act 2008

Cong-led Chhattisgarh govt moves SC seeking declaration of NIA Act of 2008 as unconstitutional.

(Source: PTI)

Rohit Sharma Declared ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

India's swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday, 15 January named the ICC's '2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year' for his incredible run of form through the year.

Indian captain Virat Kohli won the 'Spirit of Cricket' award for stopping fans from booing Australia's Steve Smith during their World Cup match at the Oval, the ICC said in a statement.

(Source: PTI)

SC Refuses Plea Challenging Madras HC Order to Conduct Jallikattu in Various Districts of TN

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea challenging the Madras High Court order, which ordered to conduct Jallikattu in various districts of Tamil Nadu, under supervision of monitoring committees headed by a retired district judge.

(Source: ANI)

PMC Bank Fraud: Bombay HC Allows PIL Seeking Auction of HDIL Assets

Bombay High Court on Wednesday, 15 January, allowed PIL seeking auction of all HDIL assets mortgaged with PMC Bank or attached by EOW. It also approved committee chaired by Justice Radhakrishnan for disposal of assets.

(Source: Live Law)

Hizbul District Commander Gunned Down

District Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Harun Hafaz has been gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Doda, says Indian Army.

(Source: ANI)

Lalu Yadav to be Produced in CBI Court for Fodder Case on 16 Jan

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav will be produced before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court tomorrow in connection with fodder scam case. He is undergoing treatment at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

(Source: ANI)

Gang Rape of 5-Yr-Old in 2013: Delhi Court to Pronounce its Verdict on 18 January

A Delhi court will pronounce on 18 January its judgment in the case of alleged gang rape and kidnapping of a five-year-old in 2013.

(Source: PTI)

Aaditya Thackeray Meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence in Delhi, two days after the Sena skipped a crucial Opposition meet in Parliament complex.

This is the first meeting between the two leaders after the Shiv Sena formed the coalition government in Maharashtra with the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

The Shiv Sena termed it as a routine meeting between the two leaders.

(Source: PTI)

Iran Foreign Minister Meets PM Modi in Delhi

Amid US-Iran tensions, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday.

(Source: ANI)

Bank Strike From on 31 January & 1 February

A countrywide bank strike will take place on 31 January and 1 February after wage revision talks with the IBA failed, bank unions were quoted by PTI as saying on Wednesday.

UN Security Council Might Hold Consultations on Kashmir Tonight

The UN Security Council will be holding closed-door consultations on Kashmir on Wednesday night after a request from China, sources cited by NDTV said. Meanwhile, French diplomatic sources cited by ANI said that the country’s position on the issue is unchanged, which is, that the matter must be settled bilaterally.

Top Hizbul Terrorist Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in J&K

A top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed by security forces while one of his accomplices escaped during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Wednesday, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Recommending Davinder Singh's Sacking to the Govt, Says J&K DGP

Jammu & Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said on Wednesday that deputy SP Davinder Singh has been suspended and that they are recommending his sacking to the government. The DGP, however, refused to share what was been revealed during the interrogation.

India's Exports Dip 1.8% to $27.36 Bn in December 2019

India's exports dipped 1.8 percent to $27.36 billion in December 2019, according government data.

(Source: PTI)

IMD to Change Reference Dates for Monsoon Onset, Withdrawal From This Year

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) will change the reference dates for onset and withdrawal of southwest monsoon from this year, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Wednesday.

(Source: PTI)

HRD Ministry Asks DU Teachers to Call Off Strike

The HRD Ministry on Wednesday asked the agitating teachers of Delhi University to call off their strike and ensure smooth functioning of colleges in the interest of students.

The ministry officials met the DU VC over the month-long strike by teachers demanding absorption of ad-hoc teachers.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Hails 'Momentous' US-China Trade Deal Ahead of Signing

US President Donald Trump has hailed the ‘momentous’ US-China trade deal ahead of signing, AFP reported on Wednesday.

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