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Police Seizes 30 Kg Heroin from J&K's Ramban
Police seize 30 kg heroin from a hotel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban. Anita Sharma, SSP Ramban said, "A bag was recovered from a hotel room during checking, in which heroin was found. Case has been registered."
Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits City in Southwest Japan
The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan.
The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:48 am local time Friday and had an epicentre 39 kilometres (24 miles) southeast of Miyazaki, a city of about 400,000. The earthquake had a depth of 23 kilometres (14 miles.) The Japan Times reports that Kyushu Electric Power Co says no abnormalities were reported at the nearby Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The Times also reports that nation's weather agency did not issue a tsunami warning.
Terrorist Killed in Exchange of Fire With Security Forces in J&K
One terrorist killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. Arms and ammunition have been recovered.
White House Says Talks With China to Continue on Friday
US President Donald Trump met with trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss ongoing trade negotiations with China, White House spokesman said.
Lighthizer and Mnuchin agreed with China Vice Premier Liu He to continue discussions Friday morning.
Fire Breaks out at a Factory in West Bengal's Barrackpore
Fire broke out in a factory in Bilkanda gram panchayat of Barrackpore in West Bengal last night and spread to two nearby factories. 20 fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. No injuries have been reported.
Trump Administration Increases Tariffs on Chinese Goods
US raises tariff rate to 25 percent from 10 percent on 200 bn dollars of Chinese imports.
China says it will take 'necessary countermeasures' after US tariff increase but gives no details of retaliation.
3 Killed, 5 Injured After Getting Stuck in Sewage Treatment Plant in Thane
Three people died after they got stuck in a 130 cubic meter deep Sewage Treatment Plant in Thane West. Eight people got stuck in the treatment plant and five were resuced.
SC Sets Aside Patna HC Order on Salary of Contract Teachers in Govt Schools
The Supreme Court has set aside the Patna High Court order that had ruled that nearly 3.5 lakh contract teachers in government schools in Bihar are entitled to a salary on par with the regular permanent teachers.
Kerala HC Refuses to Interfere in the Ban on Celebrity Elephant From Festival
Kerala High Court has refused to interfere in the ban on 54-year-old elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran from Pooram festival in Thrissur.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to Be on the Vacation Bench
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to be on the Vacation Bench from 25 May to 30 May.
Rape Accused Bishop Mulakkar to Appear Before Court
Kerala nun rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal leads special prayers at a church in Kottayam. Mulakkal has to appear before Pala court in the case today.
Former DMK MP M Ramanathan Passes Away in Coimbatore
Former DMK MP M Ramanathan passed away in the early hours of Friday due to age-related illness, party sources said. Ramanathan, who was 84, is survived by his wife and three sons.
Ramanathan represented the Coimbatore West Assembly constituency in 1984 and 1989 and was also member of the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996, the party sources said.
SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Stay on Madras HC Order on Kiran Bedi
SC issues notice to Congress MLA K Lakshminarayanan on an appeal filed by Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi against the Madras HC order which had said that LG can’t interfere in day-to-day administrative functions of the Union Territory when an elected government is in place.
Nitish Katara Murder Case: SC Issues Notice to CBI, Delhi Government
Supreme Court issues notice to CBI, Delhi Government on the plea filed by convict Vikas Yadav, seeking four weeks parole, in Nitish Katara murder case. He is currently serving a jail term of 25 years.
North Korea Missile Test Violates UN Resolution: Japan Govt Spokesperson
North Korea ballistic missile test violates UN resolution, according to Japan government spokesman.
Ajoy Mehta to Be the New Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to be the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. Present Chief Secretary UPS Madan will be special Advisor (Chief Secretary grade) to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis now.
BJP Protests Over Sam Pitroda's Remarks on 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots
BJP protests outside Congress President Rahul Gandhi's residence against Congress leader Sam Pitroda's remarks on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Closed for Second Day
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic for the second consecutive day on Friday due to fresh landslides in Ramban district that left over 3000 vehicles stranded, officials said.
During the work of clearance of landslides at Digdol on the highway, fresh landslide resulted in closure of highway for the second day, the officials said.
SC/ST Govt Staff Promotion: SC Upholds Validity of Karnataka Law
The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of a new Karnataka law, granting reservation in promotion to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees.
(Source: The Hindu)
J&K Govt Relaxes Restrictions on Civilian Traffic Between Srinagar & Udhampur
Jammu and Kashmir Government after review, relaxes restrictions on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Udhampur on National Highway-44. The restriction would be for only one day in a week.
Bombay HC Quashes Rape Fir After Victim & Accused Get Married
The Bombay High Court has quashed an FIR in a case of rape in the city after the victim submitted that the accused and her have married each other and were residing together "happily."
Telangana CM KCR Offers Prayers at Rameswaram Temple, Telangana
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao offered prayers at the Ramanathaswamy temple in Telangana.
Rao arrived at the temple in this holy town along with his family members this morning and was received by Joint Commissioner Kalyani.
'US Duty Hike on $200 BN Chinese Imports to Worsen Global Trade': Moody's
Moody’s Investors Service has said that the US decision to increase the tariff on USD 200 billion Chinese imports to 25 per cent "exacerbates the uncertainty" in the global trading environment and could lead to tighter financing conditions as well as slower growth.
Fire Breaks out at an Electric Goods Godown in Delhi's Naraina
A major fire broke out at an electric goods godown in West Delhi's Naraina and continued for almost 16 hours before being brought under control today, said the officials.
'Millennials, Our Core Target Audience,' Says Samsung
“Millennials are our core target audience because they understand advanced technology which drive us to push the envelope and bring out devices with top-notch specifications,” said a top executive of Samsung.
'Nearly 900 Children in Anti-Boko Haram Militia Freed in Nigeria': UN Lagos
Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed today, said the UN.
India and France Hold the Biggest Naval Exercises, as China Watches
With the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle at the centre, France and India stepped up their biggest naval exercises.
Without explicitly naming the Asian giant, India and France worry about China's growing economic clout and its territorial claims that have caused tensions in the South China Sea.
Air India to Sell Last Minute Seats at a Hefty Discount
The national carrier, Air India has decided that as far as the domestic sector is concerned, the “very last moment inventory” i.e available seats within 3 hours of departure would be sold at a hefty discount, normally exceeding 40% of the selling price.
US Navy Chief to Visit India on 3-Day Visit From Sunday
US Navy chief Admiral John Richardson will be in India for a three-day visit beginning Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart, Sunil lanba and other senior officials to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two navies, amidst China flexing its muscle in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
No New Social Security Schemes to Be Launched in Goa: Sawant
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that he will continue all the existing social security schemes, but not launch any new programme during his tenure.
UK Police Launches Investigation into an Indian-Origin Man's Stabbing
UK police has launched a murder investigation after an Indian-origin man was found stabbed in a supermarket car park near London.
The 24-year-old is yet to be named officially but has been identified locally as Mohammed Nadeemuddin from Hyderabad.
IS Claims Responsibility for Iraq Blast That Killed 8 in Baghdad
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market on 9 May that killed 8 people.
The extremist group released a statement early today saying that the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad's sprawling Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on Thursday evening.
WHO Warns Ebola Could Spread Elsewhere If Attacks Don't Stop
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue.
NGT Slams MoEF Over Failure to Submit Report on Policy for Groundwater Conservation
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over its failure to submit a report on issuing appropriate policy for conservation of groundwater.
Harkatul Mujahideen Militant Killed in Encounter in Srinagar
A militant belonging to the Harkatul Mujahideen (HuM) was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, the police reported.
Acting on a credible input about the presence of militants, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Ramnagri in Herpora area of the district, said a police spokesman.
SC Stays Order on Plea Regarding Amrapali Group's Projects
The Supreme Court has reserved the order on the plea filed by Bikram Chatterji and others with regard to the diversion of public money by the promoters of Amrapali group, & whether the unfinished projects can be taken away from Amrapali and be given to Noida and Greater Noida authority or not.
The apex Court has also clarified that it would proceed with the sale of each and every property of the Amrapali group to recover the cost of construction of the pending projects.
Trump Administration Seeks to Scrap Obamacare, but Maybe Not All
The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage its anti-fraud provisions, raising questions about keeping other parts as well.
Indian-American Judge Fast Tracks Case of Trump's Subpoena by Congress Over His Financial Records
An Indian-American judge has fast-tracked the case of US President Donald Trump's challenge of a subpoena by Congress over financial records of his accounting firm, saying he will decide the full case after a hearing next week, according to a media report.
Indian Jailed in UK for Sexual Assault on Plane
An Indian, Hardeep Singh, 36, travelling to the UK on a tourist visa has been jailed for 12 months for carrying out a "prolonged" sexual assault on a young woman during a long-haul flight from Mumbai to Manchester earlier this year.
He will be deported back to India at the end of his sentence.
Alwar Gangrape Case: SC/ST Commission Wants Fir Against 'Negligent' Cops
The National SC/ST Commission Vice Chairman, L Murgan has recommended that an FIR be registered against police officers whose alleged negligence led to delay in action in the Alwar gang rape case.
Mother of Boy Killed in Assault by Her Partner Arrested
The mother of a seven-year-old boy, who was killed after being assaulted by her partner in March, was arrested today, said the police.
The 36-year old woman, who was undergoing psychological treatment after the child's death, was arrested from a counselling centre at Koothattukulam in Ernakulam district.
Woman, Minor Daughter Die After Falling Into Well in Kota
A woman and her daughter died after falling into a well near Apukhedi village in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district, the police has reported.
China Indicts Former Interpol Chief on Bribery Charges
In Beijing, Chinese prosecutors has indicted former Interpol president Meng Hongwei today on charges of accepting bribes, the latest development in a case that began with his disappearance while on a journey to Beijing.
France Says Forces Free 4 Hostages in Burkina Faso, Paris
French forces have freed two French hostages as well as an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in a military raid that cost the lives of two soldiers, said the French presidency.
Octogenarian Irish Woman Finally Meets 103-Year-Old Mum in London
An 81-year-old Irish woman has been reunited with her centinarian mother for the first time after searching for her for over 60 years, according to a media report.
Dalit Groom Takes out Wedding Procession Under Police in Ahmedabad
Fearing a backlash from a section of villagers, a Dalit groom took out his wedding procession under police protection in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, said an official.
Indrani to Appear in Delhi Court on 23 May in INX Media Case
Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, will appear before a Delhi court on 23 May where she has moved a plea to turn approver in the INX Media case.
Doctor Gets Bail in Minor's Molestation Case in Mumbai
A special court in Mumbai has granted bail to an elderly doctor from suburban Bandra, accused of molesting his neighbour's 14-year-old daughter.
'Indian Air Force Coerce Antonov AN-12 Heavy Cargo Plane From Pakistan' : Govt
Government sources have said that Indian Air Force fighter jets force an Antonov AN-12 heavy cargo plane coming from Pakistani Air space to land at Jaipur airport. Questioning of pilots on. More details awaited.
India's Industry Output for March Falls By 0.1%
India’s industrial output fell 0.1 percent Month-on-Month (MoM), according to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data released by the government on 10 May.
Manufacturing fell 0.4 percent MoM, whereas the growth of consumer dropped 5.1 percent MoM, as compared to a 1.2 percent MoM growth seen in February.
(Source: Money Control)
Syndicate Bank's Q4 Profit is at Rs 128 CR
Syndicate Bank has reported a profit of Rs 128.02 crore for the March quarter of 2018-19 financial year on a modest rise in core income and slight improvement in bad loan ratio.
The public sector lender posted a loss of Rs 2,195.12 crore during January-March quarter of 2017-18.
'Indian Jews in Israel a Vital Link Between the Two Nations,' Senior Indian Diplomat in Tel Aviv
At the book launch of ‘The Synagogues of India,’ s senior Indian diplomat, Muanpuii Saiawi has said, “The 85,000-strong Indian Jews community in Israel is a vital link between the two nations that has seen rapid growth in relations over the years across a broad spectrum of areas.”
6 Killed, 2 Injured in a Bike-Car Collision on Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway
In Maharashtra, six people dead and two injured in a collision between two cars and a motorcycle on Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway near Dahanu Taluka, Amboli, today. Injured have been admitted to hospital.
Qatar Urges Saudi to Remove Hajj Obstacles to Its Citizens
Qatar has urged Saudi Arabia to remove "obstacles and restrictions" for its residents wishing to perform the hajj pilgrimage, as the two Gulf neighbours remain locked in a bitter diplomatic dispute.
ED Seizes Indian & Foreign Currency Worth Rs 38 Lakh
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Indian & foreign currency worth Rs 38 lakh under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), from a Delhi based Hawala Operator.
Govt Staff Among 64 Who Landed Jobs With Fake Marksheets
A police case has been registered against 64 people, including some government officials, for landing government jobs allegedly on the basis of fake marksheets of the Industrial Training and Employment Department (ITED).
Prominent Russian Journalist and critic of Putin, Sergei Dorenko Dies at 59
A prominent Russian journalist, Sergei Dorenko whose TV reports changed between acclaiming President Vladimir Putin to scathing criticism has died in Moscow. He was 59.
Section 144 Imposed in Assam Amid Clashes Between 2 Groups
In Assam, Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed until further order by District administration in Hailakandi following clashes between two groups earlier today in which one person sustained bullet injuries. Several cars and bikes were set on fire and shops were vandalised.
Zakir Naik Says Ed Lying, Asks If Agency Is Under ‘Pressure’
Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has termed the Enforcement Directorate's claim “a lie” that he transferred over Rs 49 crore to his bank accounts in India over a period of six years despite not having any “known source of income.”
China Sends Task Force to Pakistan to Deal With Fake Marriage, Human Trafficking Racket
A spate of arrests of Chinese nationals allegedly involved in fake marriages with Pakistani women and reports of human trafficking and organ trade have forced China to send a “task force” to Islamabad to quickly deal with the issues that could “undermine” the bilateral all-weather ties.
Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka Is the New Chief Justice of Karnataka HC
In Bengaluru, Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka was sworn-in today as the new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. Karnataka Governor, Vajubhai R Vala administered the oath of office to Justice Oka at the Raj Bhavan, in presence of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
Gold Worth Rs 38.4 Lakh Seized From Air Passengers
In Chennai, nearly 1.17 kg of gold worth Rs 38.4 lakh smuggled into the country by air passengers in multiple cases has been seized, the Customs officials said.
Zuckerberg Visits Paris, France Threatens New Rules on Facebook
France welcomed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg today with a threat of sweeping new regulation.
With Facebook under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg is in Paris to show that his social media giant is working hard to limit violent extremism and hate speech shared online.
'Victory for Farmers as PepsiCo Unconditionally Withdraws the Case': Lawyer
Anand Yagnik, lawyer of farmers said that PepsiCo has today unconditionally withdrawn the case against farmers of Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts. “This is a victory of the farmers,” he said.
12 Police Personnel Injured as Their Anti-Landmine Vehicle Collapsed in West Bengal
In West Bengal, 12 police personnel were injured after an anti-landmine vehicle they were travelling in toppled near Sindri area under Barabazar police station, today. 21 state police personnel, including the driver were inside the vehicle. Injured have been admitted to hospital.
London Anti-Knife Protesters Target YouTube
Anti-knife crime protesters smeared themselves with fake blood outside YouTube's London offices in protest at the Google company's alleged promotion of graphic content.
'Will Urge Govt to Release Rajiv Case Convicts' : Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said that the government will continue to urge Governor Banwarilal Purohit to release all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Etihad & Few Others Submit Bids for Jet Airways
State Bank, which leads the consortium of the lenders of Jet Airways has said that they have received bids from Etihad Airways and a few unsolicited parties to take over the grounded airline.
Journalist & aide held for extortion in Palghar
The editor of a newspaper in Maharashtra's Palghar district and an associate were arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from a local factory owner.
Palghar police spokesperson identified the accused as 'Choupher Sangharsh' editor Kailas Rangnekar (38) and his associate Maruti Zunzuke (57), both from Vasai.
'Not a Serious Violation' : ACP on Pakistan's Heavy Cargo Plane
Additional Commissioner of Police of Jaipur on Antonov AN-12 heavy cargo plane coming from Pakistan Air space forced by IAF to land at Jaipur airport: “It was a minor route violation, plane was made to land in Jaipur due to security concerns. It wasn't a serious violation, it's been released.”
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Mental Asylum: SC Asks Chief Secretaries of Four States to Submit Data of Cured People
The Supreme Court Friday has asked chief secretaries of four states and administrators of two Union Territories to provide in four weeks the data of people who have recovered from mental illness and are fit to go home, but are languishing in hospitals.
SC Upholds Karnataka's 2018 Law on Reservation in Promotion To SC, ST Employees
The Supreme Court Friday upheld Karnataka government's 2018 law which provided for reservation in promotion and seniority to SC and ST employees, saying that establishing them as participants in governance was "intrinsic to an equal citizenship".
A bench of Justices U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud said that providing the reservation would not affect the efficiency of administration, was "not at odds with the principle of meritocracy" and "cannot be treated as the acquisition of creamy layer status".
The court said it cannot be construed that promotees from SC and ST categories are not efficient or that efficiency would be reduced by appointing them as this was a "stereotypical assumption".
Baby-Selling Racket: CB-CID Probe Reveals Sale of 30 Newborns in Tamil Nadu
The CB-CID wing of Tamil Nadu police probing a baby-selling racket in Namakkal said Friday buyers as well as middlemen would be brought under the probe ambit, even as the investigation revealed sale of 30 newborns.
"Following the probe done so far, it has emerged that a total of 30 newborns including 24 girls have been sold," a CB-CID release here said.
The release, however, did not mention the period over which the babies were allegedly sold.
A retired nurse and an ambulance driver are among those arrested in connection with the matter.
City of London's Largest Grant Provider Elects First Indian-Origin Chairperson
The City Bridge Trust Committee, the largest independent grant giver of the City of London Corporation, has elected Dhurv Patel its first Indian-origin chairman.
Patel, 35, who founded the City Hindus Network in London's financial district and has been an elected member of the City of London Corporation since 2013, replaces Alison Gowman after her full three-year term, the Corporation said on Thursday.
Subpoenas Issued for Six Years of Trump's Tax Returns
A top House Democrat has issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, giving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of next Friday to deliver them.
US to Move Assault ship, Patriot Battery to Middle East in Response to Iran
The Pentagon said on Friday that it will move a Patriot missile battery along with ships and bombers to Middle East to counter the Iran threat.
Trump Orders Tariff Rises on Remaining Chinese Imports
President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from China, less than 24 hours after Washington raised tariffs on approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods.
"The President also ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which are valued at approximately $300 billion," US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.
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