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Latest News: Government Notifies 10% Quota Bill

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Fake Rs 2,000 Notes Seized, 1 Arrested

Police arrested one person and seized fake notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 5.20 lakh in Mughalsarai.

Rape Victim Forced to Drink Poison in Delhi's Dwarka

A 17-year-old rape victim was allegedly forced to drink poison by two bike-borne men when she was returning home from tuition in Dwarka district's Hastsal area, police said today.

(Source: PTI)

Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Family Abuse Has Arrived in Canada

The 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home has today arrived in Canada, which has granted her asylum, according to The Associated Press.

Delhi CMO Receives Anonymous Email Threatening to Kidnap Kejriwal's Daughter

Delhi Chief Minister's Office received an anonymous mail on 9 January that threatened to kidnap CM Arvind Kejriwal's daughter. Delhi Police has deployed a Protective Service Officer (PSO) for CM's daughter, and the matter has been handed over to Cyber cell.

(Source: ANI)

Govt Notifies 10% Reservation For Economically Weak

The government on Saturday, 12 January, notified constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation to the economically weak in general category. Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind signed the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill, making it a law.

Head of Govt Nominated Panel on Assam Quits

M P Bezbaruah, who was appointed as the head of a Centre-nominated committee to assess the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, has declined to be a part of it, news agency PTI reported.

Bezbaruah is the fifth member to leave the committee. He has written to the Union Home Ministry in this regard. The development comes close on the heels of four members eminent litterateurs Nagen Saikia and Rong Bong Terang along with educationist Mukunda Rajbongshi and the nominee of the influential All Assam Students Union deciding not to be a part of the committee.

The committee was formed on January 6 to assess the quantum of seats to be reserved in the Assam Assembly and in the local bodies of the state for Assamese, besides providing other safeguards.

"I have conveyed to the Home Ministry that it is untenable for me to continue in the committee when the representatives of the civil society refused to be a part of the committee. Being the head of a committee, without civil society members, does not make any sense," Bezbaruah said.

NIA Arrests Bhajo Hari Singh Munda in Connection with Killing of MLA Ramesh Munda

The NIA today arrested Bhajo Hari Singh Munda, a key accused in the killing of MLA Ramesh Munda. Bhajo Hari Singh Munda had been absconding for a long time.

(Source: ANI)

16 Students, Two Women Injured After Gas Cylinder of School Van Explodes in UP

At least 16 students and two women sustained burn injuries when a gas cylinder of a school van exploded in Gyanpur town in UP, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

Two Elephants Die After Coming in Contact with High Tension Wire

Two elephants were killed probably after coming in contact with a high tension wire at a potato field in West Midnapore district in West Bengal today, a forest department official said. The carcasses of two tuskers were found early this morning near Nippura village.

(Source: PTI)

Firing Underway in Encounter Between Security Forces and Terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam

An encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists in the Katapora area of Kulgam. Two or three terrorists are believed to be trapped. Firing underway.

(Source: ANI)

Paris Blast: Two Firefighters Dead

Two firefighters were killed in the blast at a bakery that appears to have been caused by a gas leak in central Paris.

(Source: AP)

Delhi's Patiala House Court Sends Muhammad Absar to Six Day NIA Custody

Delhi's Patiala House Court has sent Muhammad Absar to six-day NIA custody. NIA arrested Absar in the recent case of ISIS-inspired Harkut-ul-Harb-e-Islam module.

(Source: ANI)

Gujarat High Court Frames Issues in Plea Against Ahmed Patel's Rs Win

The Gujarat High Court has framed six issues in an election petition filed by BJP leader Balvantsinh Rajput challenging veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel's election to the Rajya Sabha from the state in 2017.

Justice Bela Trivedi framed the issues on Friday, 11 January. The court will hear the case next on 18 January.

(Source: PTI)

NCP expels 18 corporators of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) expelled 18 corporators of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation who voted for BJP's candidate during mayoral elections last month.

(Source: ANI)

Three Killed, Over a Dozen Injured in UP Road Accident

Three persons, including an 11-year-old boy, were killed and over a dozen injured in a road accident involving a private bus and a car near Mant toll plaza here, police said today.

The accident occurred on Friday night when the Delhi-bound private bus, coming from Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh, overturned after hitting a divider, they said, adding meanwhile, the car, coming from Agra, rammed into it.

(Source: PTI)

Two Accused in NIA Probe Against ISIS-inspired Group Sent to Judicial Custody Till 6 February

Delhi's Patiala House Court has sent both Suhail and Saqib (who were arrested by the NIA on 26 December 2018) to judicial custody till 6 February.

Eight other suspects are currently in judicial custody.

(Source: ANI)

Nalini Chidambaram Granted Interim Protection from Arrest in Saradha Chit Fund Case

Madras High Court granted Nalini Chidambaram interim protection from arrest by CBI in the Saradha chit fund case.

(Source: PTI)

Bandh in Tripura Tribal Council Area to Protest Police Firing

Normal life was crippled in the tribal council area of Tripura today during the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by five indigenous parties to protest against the police firing at Madhabbari earlier this week.

(Source: PTI)

IT Raids at BJP Leader's Businesses in Uttarakhand

Thirteen business establishments of senior BJP leader Anil Goyal and his family in Uttarakhand and Haryana were raided by Income Tax sleuths on Friday, 11 January, officials said today.

(Source: PTI)

NIA Produces Two of the Accused Before Delhi's Patiala House Court

NIA today produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court the two accused, Suhail and Saqib, who were arrested on 26 December 2018, in connection with the NIA’s probe against an ISIS-inspired group.

(Source: ANI)

Enforcement Directorate Attaches 11 Immovable Properties Worth 1.92 Crores

Enforcement Directorate (ED), under PMLA, has attached 11 immovable properties worth Rs.1.92 crores of L Raghu, Executive Engineer, National Highways, Bengaluru in a corruption case.

(Source: ANI)

Woman's Body Found Hanging in Dhanbad Railway Station

The body of a woman was found hanging from a pillar of the foot bridge connecting two platforms at Dhanbad railway station in the early hours of today, Government Railway Police(GRP) officer said.

(Source: PTI)

Army Bids Adieu to Officer Martyred in Rajouri

The army, today, paid tributes to major Shahi Dharan V Nair who was killed along with another soldier in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

(Source: PTI)

Nine Injured in Blast in Cement Block Factory in Goa

Nine persons were injured and three of them are critical in a blast in a cement block factory at Tuem Industrial Estate.

(Source: ANI)

NIA Arrests Man from UP's Ghaziabad in Connection with Its Probe Against ISIS-Inspired Group

The National Investigation Agency said today that it has made a fresh arrest from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired group, which was allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians and government installations, in Delhi and other parts of north India.

(Source: PTI)

Low-intensity Earthquake Hits Himachal Pradesh's Chamba District

A low-intensity earthquake shook Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district today. No loss of life or property was reported.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Police File Chargesheet in the Vasant Kunj Triple Murder Case

In connection with the Vasant Kunj triple murder case, the Delhi Police have filed a chargesheet in the Patiala House Court, booking a 19-year-old boy for murdering his parents and sister.

(Source: ANI)

Oil Tanker Explosion Kills Dozens in Nigeria

Police and witnesses say many people are dead in Nigeria after an oil tanker overturned and exploded while people were scooping up leaking fuel.

Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo tells The Associated Press that 12 people are dead and 22 badly burned in the blast on the evening of Friday, 12 January, in Odukpani in Cross River state.

But some residents put the death toll closer to 60.

(Source: PTI)

Huge Amount of Narcotics Recovered from the National Capital

4.8 kg of hash (cannabis) and 25.4 kg of Pseudoephedrine was recovered by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in two separate cases in New Delhi. Three accused including a foreigner arrested.


NPP to Contest Arunachal Assembly Elections Alone: Meghalaya CM

The National Peoples Party, which is part of the BJP-led coalition North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) would contest the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections alone, NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has said.

"The NPP plans to contest as many Assembly seats as possible in Arunachal Pradesh alone while remaining a partner of the NEDA," he told reporters here Friday.


Fire Breaks Out in Pragati Vihar's CGO Complex in Delhi

A fire broke out in a building in Block-14 in Pragati Vihar's CGO Complex on Saturday, ANI reported. Fifteen fire tenders were rushed at the spot, ANI added.

Gold Worth Rs 8 Crore Seized at Chennai Airport, 2 South Korean Nationals Detained

Around 24 kg gold worth Rs 8 crore was seized by Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Chennai Customs, ANI reported. Two South Korean nationals have been detained in connection, the news agency said.

FBI Investigated Whether Donald Trump Secretly Worked for Russia: Report

Law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump's behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against US interests, The New York Times reported Friday.

The report cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security, and they also sought to determine whether Trump was deliberately working for Russia or had unintentionally been influenced by Moscow.

(Source: AP)

Clean Chit to Gujarat Police Dept in Fake Encounter Cases Between 2002 and 2006

The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Bedi Panel has given the Gujarat police a clean chit on encounter killings between 2002 and 2006, News18 reported.

Fuel Prices Increase in Delhi and Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices increased by Rs 0.19 and Rs 0.29 respectively on Saturday. 12 January in Delhi to be priced at Rs 69.26/litre and Rs 63.10/litre, ANI reported. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai were Rs 74.91/litre (increase by Rs 0.19) and Rs 66.04/litre (increase by Rs 0.31).

(Source: ANI)

Tulsi Gabbard to Run for US President in 2020: Reports

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Friday that she will run for president in 2020, US Media reported.

(Source: ANI)

Syria says Israeli Warplanes hit Damascus Airport

Missiles fired by Israeli warplanes struck a warehouse at Damascus International Airport late Friday, causing damage but no casualties, a Syrian military official said.

The unidentified official was quoted by Syrian state media as saying Israeli aircraft coming from the south fired several missiles at areas near Damascus about 45 minutes before midnight.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Attaches Great Importance to Ties With India: Harsh Shringla

President Donald Trump attaches great importance to the bilateral relationship between India and the United States, the new Indian ambassador to the country, Harsh V Shringla, has said.

Shringla, who arrived here on January 9, presented his diplomatic credentials to the US president in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday.

(Source: PTI)

3 Dead, 23 Injured in Ottawa Bus Crash

A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during Friday, 11 January, and Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and 23 injured.

Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver was arrested after the crash, but he declined to provide details on why she has been detained. He said police were still investigating the cause of the crash.

(Source: PTI)

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