Latest News: Tremors Felt in Barkot Town of Uttarkashi
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Kim Jong Says He’s Open to Another Summit With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he's open to having a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday said Kim's speech came during a session of the North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament.

Kim during the speech blamed the collapse of his summit with Trump in February on what he described as unilateral demands by the United States. But he said his personal relationship with the American president remains good.

(AP)

Earthquake of 4.7 Magnitude Strikes Nicobar

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Nicobar Islands region at 4:44 am today.

(ANI)

Delay GSP Eligibility Decision till Indian Elections: US Senators

US Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner have asked the US State Department to delay the issuance of a Presidential proclamation to withdraw India's GSP benefit "by at least 30 days" beyond the stipulated time in order to move negotiations beyond ongoing elections, which may "serve as a hindrance" for the Indian side.

(ANI)

British High Commissioner to India Visits the Jalianwala Bagh Memorial in Amritsar

The British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, lays a wreath at the Jalianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar to commemorate 100 years of the massacre.

(ANI)

National Museum to Have an Extension at Red Fort

In an effort to display artistic items kept in the reserve collection, the National Museum in Delhi will, for the first time since 1960, soon have an extension at Red Fort.

According to official sources, sculptures from the reserve collection of the National Museum will be shifted to three buildings at Red Fort.

(Hindustan Times)

Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and terrorists in Shopian

An encounter is currently underway between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district. More details are awaited.

(ANI)

Indian-Origin Man in US Jailed for Life for Sexually Exploiting Minor

A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years' imprisonment for production of child pornography.

Deepak Deshpande of California, who pleaded guilty in October last year, was sentenced by US District Judge Carlos Mendoza on Thursday, 11 April.

(PTI)

Indian Missiles Sought After by Many Foreign Countries: Sitharaman

Asserting that several foreign countries want to get Indian missiles in their inventory, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said there was an export potential of sale of homegrown defence products.

The statement assumes significance as traditionally India has been a major arms importer and still depends on foreign vendors for around 50 per cent of its military hardware requirements.

(ANI)

Pennsylvania Mall Evacuated After Gunfire

Authorities said a fight between two groups at a Pennsylvania mall led to a shooting outside the building and an evacuation.

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reported Monroeville police said the brawl Friday between two groups of four to five males began about 8 pm (Local time) for some unknown reason. The fight spilled outside the mall through a Macy's department store entrance.

Police said one of the males pulled out a gun and fired about 10 shots.

There were no reports of injuries and no arrests have been made.

The mall was placed on lockdown and was later evacuated.

The mall is about 17 miles (27.36 kilometers) east of Pittsburg. The lockdown was lifted about 9 pm.

Authorities found bullet holes in the glass doors of a Macy's entrance and evidence markers were placed in a roped off area outside the department store.

Monroeville Mall officials tweeted that they were aware of the incident and police cleared "the mall out of an abundance of caution."

IT Dept Seizes Rs 14.54 Crore of Unaccounted Cash from PSK Engineering Construction Company in Tamil Nadu

The Income Tax Dept has seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 14.54 crore from four premises of PSK Engineering Construction Company in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.

(ANI)

Financial Irregularities Found in Bhopal University

An investigation committee finds financial anomalies in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Bhopal.

Bhupendra Gupta, committee member says, “Rules were broken. People were associated with RSS allocated centers. The case has been transferred to Economic Offences Wing.”

(ANI)

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Ready for Third us-North Korea Summit

Kim Jong-un on Saturday, 13 April, expressed willingness to hold a third summit with the United States, provided Washington offers a "fair" and "mutually acceptable" deal.

He also said that the last failed summit in Hanoi created "strong doubt" over his decision to hold talks with US President Donald Trump.

(ANI)

Two Terrorists Killed by Security Forces in Shopian, J&K

After the encounter today morning, two terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian.

The terrorists have been identified as Abid Wagay, a resident of Rawalpora Shopian and Shahjahan Mir, a resident of Amshepora Shopian. Both were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM.

(ANI)

Elton John's Biopic 'Rocketman' to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Music icon Elton John's biopic, "Rocketman", starring Taron Egerton in the lead, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Dexter Fletcher-directed film will be getting a special out of competition Gala screening on May 16, reported Variety.

(PTI)

Former IL&FS Managing Director Ramesh Bawa Arrested

Former IL&FS Financial Services CEO Ramesh Bawa was arrested by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) on Friday, 12 March after the Supreme Court refused to extend protection for him from being apprehended. Mr Bawa was arrested under Section 447 of the Companies Act that enables the investigating arm of Ministry of Corporate Affairs to make an arrest for committing fraud.

(NDTV)

Woman, Daughter Shot Dead in UP

A woman and her daughter were shot dead by a man in Narsinghpur village on Saturday morning, police said.

Sita Devi Shakya (40) and her daughters Madhuri (20) and Neelam (18) were working in a field when one Budh Sagar, a dhaba worker, opened fire at them. Sita Devi died on the spot and Madhuri was seriously injured, they said.

Madhuri was referred to Saifai hospital where she succumbed to injuries during treatment, they added. An investigation into the criminals is underway.

(PTI)

8 Killed in Flash Floods in Pakistan

At least eight persons, including two children, were killed in a flash flood in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

Six children remain missing and a search operation is underway to find them, the officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Sudan's Intelligence Chief Resigns: Military Council

Sudan’s security and intelligence chief Salah Gosh has resigned on Saturday, 13 April.

(Source: AFP)

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Visits Jallianwala Bagh Memorial

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visits Jallianwala Bagh memorial on commemoration of 100 years of the massacre in Amritsar, Punjab. He has also released a commemorative coin of Rs 100 & a commemorative Postage Stamp.

(Source: ANI)

Tigress Gets Strangulated in Trap Set by Poachers in Maharashtra

A tigress died after getting caught in a trap set by poachers at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in eastern Maharashtra, an official said.

The carcass was spotted by a forest guard on Friday evening, said Chief Conservator of Forest and TATR Field Director NR Pravin.

(Source: PTI)

ATS, ICG & MTF Arrest 9 Iranian Nationals, Seize 100 Kg Heroin

In a joint operation, the Anti-Terrorist Squad, Indian Coast Guard and Marine Task Force arrested nine Iranian Nationals and seized 100 kg heroin from their boat. Smugglers set their boat ablaze to destroy evidence. Rescue team tried to douse the fire but failed.

(Source: ANI)

Girl Commits Suicide After Being Allegedly Raped by Her Father in J&K

A girl has allegedly committed suicide in Aragam village of Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir after being allegedly raped by her father. The accused has been arrested. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the law. Further investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Jet Airways Employees Conduct 'Save Jet Airways' March at Delhi Airport

Employees of Jet Airways, including pilots, flight attendants & ground staff, demonstrate at Delhi Airport against Jet Airways' Management over non-payment of their salaries.

(Source: ANI)

2 Arrested for Blackmailing 7 People in Delhi

Two blackmailer-cum-extortionists carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on their arrest, have been apprehended by Special Cell of Delhi Police for blackmailing more than seven people.

(Source: ANI)

3 Killed as Van Rams Into Tree in UP's Lakhimpur

Three persons were killed while four others were injured when the van in which they were travelling rammed into a tree after being hit by a truck on Bhira-Lakhimpur highway in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The incident took place in Phoolbehar area on Friday night. The four injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, where their conditions were stated to be stable.

(Source: PTI)

London Police Fire Shots After Vehicle Rams Ukraine Embassy Car

Police opened fire outside Ukraine's embassy in London on Saturday after a vehicle rammed into the ambassador's parked car and then drove at officers called to the scene. No diplomatic staff were injured in the incident, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Tremors Felt in Barkot Town of Uttarkashi

Tremors felt in Barkot town of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand at around 9:26 pm on Saturday, 13 April. More are details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

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