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Watching Activity at North Korean Rocket Site, Says US

The chief US envoy for North Korea said on Monday, 11 March, that “diplomacy is still very much alive” with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month, but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch.

(Source: Reuters)

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Pakistan Insists Will Deal 'Firmly' with Militants: Trump Adviser

Pakistan promises to crack down on militant groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said Monday.

Bolton tweeted that he had spoken with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and "the FM assured me that Pakistan would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to deescalate tensions with India." India has long accused Pakistan of covertly backing attacks by guerrillas in Kashmir.

(Source: AFP)

Boeing CEO Confident in 737 MAX Safety After Second Deadly Crash

Boeing Co’s top executive told employees on Monday he was confident in the safety of the U.S. manufacturer’s fastest-selling 737 MAX aircraft in the wake of two deadly crashes since October.

(Source: Reuters)

Two Criminals Injured in Encounter in Etawah

Two criminals with a bounty of Rs 25,000 each on their heads were injured in an encounter with police on Monday, 11 March, in Etawah. Santosh Kumar Mishra, SSP Etawah says, "They have several cases registered against them, they had stolen a car which has also been recovered, probe underway."

(Source: ANI)

Singapore Will Ground Boeing 737 Max Planes

Singapore aviation regulator bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace

(Source: AFP)

Tamil Nadu: Coastal Security Seized 400 Kg of Preserved Sea Cucumber; One Arrested

Coastal Security Division in Tamil Nadu has seized 400 kg preserved sea cucumber at Ervadi village, in Ramanathapuram district, one person arrested.

(Source: ANI)

All India Babri Masjid Action Committee Convenor Calls For a Meeting Over Ayodhya Matter

All India Babri Masjid Action Committee Convenor Zafaryab Jilani calls a meeting of the Committee over Ayodhya matter, in Lucknow, today.

(Source: ANI)

Pulwama Attacks: Activists From PoK Ask Pakistan to Dismantle Terror Camps in Pok and Pakistan

Activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) condemned the Pulwama terror attack and asked Islamabad to dismantle all terror camps operating in PoK and parts of Pakistan.

(Source: ANI)

21 UN Workers Among Dead in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Prize-winning author, 21 UN workers among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash.

(Source: Reuters)

Odisha Govt Sets Up 24 Hour Control Room in IT Dept During Elections

The Odisha government has set up a 24 hour control room in the Income-Tax department at Bhubaneswar, to facilitate quick inflow of information regarding cash movement during the elections.

(Source: ANI)

Kummanam Rajasekharan Welcomed By BJP Workers at the Kerala Airport

Kummanam Rajasekharan said, “The reformation of Kerala has become crucial now. NDA is leading this reformation movement in Kerala. Communist party and Congress party are irrelevant in the state now. There is a wide spectrum of issues and Sabarimala is one of them.”

(Source: ANI)

Jet Airways Not Flying Boeing 737 Max Says Spokesperson

“Jet Airways has five Boeing 737 MAX in its fleet but is currently not flying any of these aircraft. The airline is in contact with the manufacturer and the regulator in context of this development,” said a Jet Airways spokesperson.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi: Tibetan Activists Hold a Protest March To Commemorate Tibetan Uprising Day

Tibetan activists hold a protest march in Delhi from Teen Murti to the Chinese embassy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of March 10, 1959 for Tibetan Uprising Day.

(Source: ANI)

Family of Six Dead in Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

A family of six people lost their lives in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Their family members are in mourning in Surat, Gujarat.

Their family member Markesh Mehta says, "they used to live in Canada & were going on a trip to Nairobi (Kenya). EAM had mentioned the names of two of them, as the other four had Canadian passports"

(Source: ANI)

Jammu and Kashmir: Weapon Snatching Case Solved, Two Arrested

Police solve a weapon snatching case in Shopian and arrest the two accused.

A 12-bore rifle was snatched from an ATM guard in Kundalan area of Shopian on 6 March. The weapon has been recovered, further investigation underway.

(Source: ANI)

SC Asks EC to Clarify About the Names in the Electoral Roll But Not in The Assam NRC

Supreme Court asks the Election Commission to clarify about the action to be taken regarding the names reflecting in the electoral roll but not in the Assam NRC to be published on 31 July.

It also asked the EC to furnish by 28 March the details of the addition and deletion of names in electoral roll between 1 January 2018 and 1 January 2019.

(Source: ANI)

AIADMK Writes to EC Accusing Puducherry CM of Violating MCC

AIADMK writes to Election Commission accusing Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy of violating the model code of conduct by extending freebies to public in form of pre-dated cheques from Chief Minister's relief fund. IADMK allege that though there are no adequate funds in the account, bank authorities have been instructed to not bounce the cheques & wait for the account to be credited

(Source: ANI)

ED Attaches Property Worth Rs 1.03 Crore In the Matter of Terror Financing

Enforcement Directorate under PMLA attaches property worth Rs 1.03 Cr of Zahoor AS Watali, a Kashmiri businessman, in the matter of terror financing by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (Founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaat-Ud-Dawa) and Mohd. Yusuf Shah (Head of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen) and others.

(Source: ANI)

Tamil Nadu: Police Seized Two Gunny Bags Loaded With Cannabis

Police has seized two gunny bags loaded with Cannabis floating in sea near Dhanushkodi.

(Source: ANI)

SC asks Union of India For Permanent Mechanism to Check Increase of Income, Assets of Political Candidates

Supreme Court today asked the Union of India why it has not yet constituted a permanent mechanism to check on unprecedented increase in the assets or income of political candidates in the last few years. SC asked the law ministry to reply in two weeks.

(Source: ANI)

Centre Defends SC's Decision to Give 10% EWS Reservation

Centre defends in Supreme Court it’s decision to give 10% reservation in jobs and education for economically weaker section (EWS) of the general category.

(Source: ANI)

No VBA Alliance With Congress, VBA to Contest all 48 Seats in Maharashtra

Prakash Ambedkar, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), confirms to ANI that there will be no alliance between VBA and Congress for coming Lok Sabha elections and VBA will contest on all 48 seats in Maharashtra.

(Source: ANI)

SC To Hear DML Plea Seeking SC To Notify By-Elections and Publish Election Schedule in TN Constituencies

SC agrees to hear on 15 March a plea of DMK seeking direction for Election Commission to notify by-elections & publish schedule of elections in Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram & Tiruparankundram assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, along with other by-elections to be held on 18 April.

(Source: ANI)

18 Year Old Arrested for Setting Girl Ablaze

An 18-year-old boy, Ajin Reji, has been arrested on charges of setting ablaze an 18-year-old girl. According to the police, the accused knew the girl and they were walking together when he took out a can of petrol and set her on fire.

The girl sustained 60% burns and is in a critical condition.

(Source: ANI)

Lt Sangeeta Mall, Wife of Soldier Martyred in J&K, Commissioned into the Indian Army

Lt Sangeeta Mall, wife of Rifleman Shishir Mall of Gorkha Rifles who lost his life in action in Jammu and Kashmir while battling terrorists, is commissioned into the Indian Army after passing out from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai.

(Source: ANI)

DGCA is Monitoring the Boeing Situation Closely Says Civicl Aviation Sectretary

“Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is monitoring the Boeing situation very closely. They are in touch with the manufacturers (Boeing) and FAA. They are also keeping a watch on the action taken by other countries,” said the Civil Aviation Secretary on Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash.

(Source: ANI)

Madurai: Voting Date Cannot be Changed Despite Clash with Festival

All-party delegation went to District Collector demanding the postponement of the polling date (18 April) for Lok Sabha elections in the constituency in view of Chithirai festival.

The collector said that the voting time can be extended, but the date can't be changed.

(Source: ANI)

SC Asks Centre For Comparative Study on Solution Caused By Firecrackers and Automobiles

Supreme Court asks Centre to give a comparative study on pollution caused by firecrackers and automobiles, anf observes that why people are running after firecrackers and seeking ban on it when it seems that automobile is the bigger polluter.

The SC also asked, "What about the rights of the unemployed workers in cracker factories? Can't leave them hungry. We did not wish to generate unemployment. If the occupation is legal and duly licensed how can you stop it?"

SC fixed the matter for further hearing to April 3

(Source: ANI)

Son of Senior Congress Leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Sujay Vikhe Patil joins BJP

Sujay Vikhe Patil joins BJP in presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He is son of Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.

(Source: ANI)

Mayawati's Former Secretary Raided over Alleged Tax Evasion Worth Rs 100 Crore

UP politician Mayawati's former secretary raided over alleged tax evasion worth Rs 100 crore, searches on in Lucknow, Delhi.

(Source: NDTV)

IAF Shelters to be Built Close to Pakistan, China Borders

110 hardened shelters for IAF fighter jets to be built close to Pakistan, China borders.

(Source: ANI)

Australia Bars 737 Max Planes

Australia bars all 737 MAX planes from its airspace.

(Source: AFP)

Central Election Committee of Congress Meeting to be Held on 14 March At Sonia Gandhi's Residence

The meeting of Central Election Committee of Congress party will be held on 14 March at the residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

Pollachi Sex Scandal: Coimbatore SP Rural R. Pandiarajan Said Case Registerd, Four Accused Arrested

Coimbatore SP Rural R. Pandiarajan on Pollachi sex scandal where more than 50 women lured and sexually harassed by a gang of four and the acts videographed said, “Case has been registered; concerned four accused arrested and remanded under Goonda Act.”

Tamil Nadu DGP T K Rajendran said, “Pollachi women harassment case transferred to CB-CID (Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department).”

(Source: ANI)

South Korea Suspends Operations of Same Aircraft Involved in Ethiopian Crash

South Korean airline Eastar Jet to suspend operations of same aircraft involved in Ethiopian Airlines crash.

(Source: AP)

AgustaWestland Case: CBI Court Allows ED To Question Michel

CBI Court allows ED to further question Christian Michel tomorrow and day after tomorrow. Court fixes 14 March as the next date of hearing.

(Source: ANI)

TMC Leaders Meet at Mamata Banerjee's Residence to Finalise Lok Sabha List of Candidates

TMC leaders hold meet at CM West Bengal & TMC leader Mamata Banerjee's residence to decide list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls.

(Source: ANI)

No BSP and Congress Alliance Says BSP Chief Mayawati

BSP Chief Mayawati said, “It has been reiterated once again that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not have any alliance with Congress party in any state, to contest the upcoming elections.”

(Source: ANI)

TMC MP Anupam Hazra Joins BJP

Trinamool Congress MP Anupam Hazra to join BJP.

(Source: ANI)

No BSP-Congress Alliance in LS Polls, Confirms Mayawati

Mayawati on Tuesday announced that her party Bahujan Samaj Party will not ally with the Congress in any state in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

(Source: PTI)

South Korea Grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes: Land Ministry

South Korea grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, confirmed its land ministry.

(Source: AFP)

Sensex, Nifty Extend Rally For Second Day in a Row

Sensex ended 1.3 percent or 481 points higher at 37,535.66 and the Nifty 50 Index ended above 11,3000, up 1.19 percent.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Bihar Mahagathbandhan Leaders to Meet on Wednesday

Meeting of Bihar Mahagathbandhan leaders will be held tomorrow in Delhi over seat sharing in 40 Lok Sabha seats of Bihar.

(Source: ANI)

TMC to Field 40.5% Female Candidates in 2019 LS Polls

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress will field 40.5 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

(Source: ANI)

NCLAT Defers Hearing on IL&FS Case to 19 March

NCLAT on Tuesday deferred hearing on IL&FS case to 19 March.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

CPI Inflation Rises to 2.57% From 1.97%

Consumer Inflation rises to 2.57% in February 2019 as compared to 1.97% in January 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma Gets Bail

Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma was granted bail by Patna High Court on Tuesday in connection with Arms Act case linked to Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case.

She was lodged in jail since 20 November 2018.

(Source: ANI)

6 People Died in Kanpur After Consuming Illicit Liquor

Six people died in Kanpur under Ghatampur police station limits after consuming illicit liquor.

Police said, “A man used to sell liquor at his grocery shop. Twenty teams are searching all the liquor and local grocery shops. 75 cartons of liquor seized and 8 people have been arrested, whereas 10 are absconding. Search is underway.”

(Source: ANI)

Malaysia Bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes From Its Airspace

Malaysia banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace.

(Source: AFP)

India Successfully Carries Out Third Trial of Pinaka Guided Missile

India successfully carried out third successful trial of Pinaka guided missile at Pokharan (Rajasthan) today. Two trials were conducted on Monday.

(Source: ANI)

Norwegian Air to Ground Its Boeing 737 MAX 8 Fleet

Norwegian Air to ground its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet following recommendation from European aviation authorities.

(Source: Reuters)

US Aviation Authority Says No Update on Boeing, Probe Continues

Despite a wave of countries grounding the Boeing aircraft involved in another deadly crash, US authorities on Tuesday said it would not make any decision until it has more evidence.

The US Federal Aviation Administration has a team in Ethiopia working on the investigation into the crash that killed 157 people, the second accident involving the 737 MAX 8 plane in five months.

(Source: AFP)

Germany and France Ban Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes From Their Airspace

Germany and France have banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from their airspace.

(Source: ANI)

'We Have Full Confidence In Safety of 737 MAX': Boeing Company

The Boeing company on Tuesday said “Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of 737 MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets.”

They also said “we’ll continue to engage with them to ensure they've info needed to have confidence in operating their fleets. US Federal Aviation Admin isn't mandating any further action at the time and based on info available, we don't have any basis to issue new guidance to operators.”

(Source: ANI)

Jharkhand: Huge Cache of Arms and Ammunition Recovered

Huge cache of arms and ammunition and other paraphernalia were recovered from Kathikund area in Jharkhand’s Dumka during a joint operation by Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) and police.

(Source: ANI)

India Likely to Ban Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft: DGCA Official

India likely to ban Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in light of Ethiopian Airlines crash: DGCA official

(Source: PTI)

Bhim Army Chief, Supporters Taken in Custody for Violating Poll Code

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and his supporters were taken in custody Tuesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by using more than stipulated number of motorcycles in a political rally.

(Source: PTI)

DGCA Decides to Ground Boeing 737-MAX Planes

DGCA has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations.

As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety.

EU Agency Closes Airspace to Boeing 737-MAX 8 Aircraft

EU agency closes European airspace to Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

(Source: AFP)

Pak Spy Assigned to Collect Info on Indian Army Arrested in Rajasthan: Official

A 36-year-old man, who was detained near the International Border on suspicion of spying for Pakistan, has been arrested, officials said here Tuesday.

Nawab Khan, a resident of Sam area near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, was detained on Sunday, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

At Least Six Mali Troops Killed by Landmines: Army

Six Malian troops were killed on Tuesday when their vehicles drove over improvised land mines in the centre of the country, the army said.

Two army escort vehicles hit improvised explosive devices (IEDs) "leaving two dead in Dialloube and four dead in the Hombori area," in the central Mopti region, the army said in comments online.

Security sources put the toll at seven soldiers dead.


Officer Shot, Injured While Responding to Kalamazoo Shooting

Authorities say a police officer has been shot while responding to a shooting at a plasma donation centre in southwestern Michigan.

UN Says North Korea Defied Sanctions with Luxury Vehicles

UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong Un's luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader's recent international meetings, the head of the panel said Tuesday.

(Source: AFP)

Jharkhand Police Recover Huge Quantity of Arms

Jharkhand Police recover huge quantity of arms & ammunition from Kathikund, Dumka. YS Ramesh, SP Dumka says, "We launched an operation & recovered arms & ammunition in large quantity along with Naxal literature. We have also recovered 100 kg of explosive powder."

(Source: ANI)

No Basis to Ground Boeing 737 MAX: FAA

There is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX, says US aviation regulator.


Australian Cardinal Sentenced to Prison for Child Sex Abuse

An Australian judge has sentenced the most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago.

(Source: AFP)

New Zealand Bans Boeing 737 Max Flights

New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it was imposing the temporary suspension after consultation with other regulators.

(Source: AFP)

US Senate to Hold Hearing on Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes

The head of a U.S. Senate panel that oversees aviation issues said on Tuesday that he plans to hold hearings on the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets since October, and suggested it would be “prudent” to temporarily ground the planes.

(Source: Reuters)

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