Several Shanties Gutted in Massive Fire in Delhi's Paschim Puri
A massive fire broke out at a slum in Delhi’s Paschim Puri area on early Wednesday morning, setting several shanties in the blaze.
More than 200 shanties were caught in fire and a woman was injured, officials told ANI
Two Terrorists Killed in J&K's Budgam Encounter
Two terrorists have been neutralised by the security forces after a brief exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gopalpora area of Budgam district.
Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter. The identities and affiliations of the terrorists killed are yet to be identified and a case has been registered.
Italian PM Calls for EU Solidarity on Migration
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has urged European lawmakers to show a united front on migration, with the issue set to dominate the run-up to European elections in May.
Conte's speech mixed pro-bloc rhetoric with some criticism as he faced an often hostile audience at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
"The European project seems to have lost some of its momentum," said Conte, who heads a populist coalition government, regretting what he perceived as passivity in the face of economic crisis.
"Politics, if it is only at the service of the economy, misses its mark," the Italian head of government said.
Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in All Four Cities
Petrol and Diesel prices remain unchanged across all the four cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
Petrol price in Delhi is at Rs 70.33/litre and diesel at Rs 65.62/litre, while in Mumbai petrol is at Rs 75.97/litre and diesel at Rs 68.71/litre.
3 Bangaladeshi Nationals Arrested in Tripura's Gandacherra
Three Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by the police in Gandacherra, Dhalai.
“I got the info that some Bangladeshis were coming with some material. We've seized two vehicles & some bags containing material worth Rs 3 lakh from them,” Tohiton Tripura SDPO confirmed.
Australia to Reopen Island Detention Camp
Australia to reopen island detention camp after Parliament OKs bill giving sick asylum seekers easier hospital access.
New York City Officer Fatally Shot
A New York City police officer was fatally shot responding to reported robbery.
Low Visibility Delays 14 Delhi-Bound Trains
14 Delhi-bound trains are running late due to fog/low visibility.
Fire in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich Under Control
Fire had broken out in shanties in Bahraich’s Kotwali Dehat police station on Tuesday night.
It was later doused by a team of police and fire department. No injuries or casualties have been reported.
Protests Held in PoK Against Pakistan Army, ISI
Demonstrations were held in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Muzaffarabad on Tuesday in a protest against enforced disappearances and torture of political activists and students by Pakistan Army and ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).
Case Filed Against 296 People in Connection With Protest by SP Workers
Police filed a case against 296 people in connection with the protest by Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Tuesday.
46 people, including two MPs, have been named in the case registered.
Nearly 80 Detainees Escape Haiti Prison: Police
All 78 detainees at a prison in southern Haiti escaped on Tuesday, 12 February, a national police spokesman said, during a protest against President Jovenel Moise, who has faced increasingly violent demonstrations in the capital Port-au-Prince.
An investigation has been opened into the prison break in the town of Aquin, where witnesses said an anti-Moise protest took place in front of the police station right adjoining the penitentiary.
Chandigarh-Manali National Highway Blocked
Chandigarh-Manali National Highway is blocked at Banala near Aut in Mandi district after boulders fell following a landslide.
Machines are being used to remove the boulders.
Massive Fire Breaks Out at Bihar's Governor Lalji Tandon's Camp
A massive fire broke out at Bihar's Governor Lalji Tandon’s Camp on Tuesday night, 12 February, at Prayagraj’s Kumbh.
(Source: CNN News18)
Rupee Gains 26 Paise Against US Dollar in Opening Trade
The rupee appreciated by another 26 paise to 70.44 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday after retail inflation fell to a 19-month low of 2.05 per cent in January.
The weakness in the dollar against some currencies overseas as investors shifted their focus to riskier asset amid the US-China trade truce hopes, also supported the rupee's upmove.
Fire Broke Out Near Gujarat's Statue of Unity on Tuesday Night
A fire broke out in a godown near the Gujarat’s Statue of Unity last on Tuesday night. It was later doused with the help of three fire tenders. No casualties were reported.
BSP-SP 15-Member Delegation Submit Memorandum to Governor Ram Naik
A 15-member joint delegation of SP-BSP submitted a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik over the matter of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav stopped at Lucknow Airport on Tuesday, 12 February.
TDP MPs Protest in Delhi, Demand Special Status for Andhra Pradesh
Telugu Desam Party MPs staged a protest against the Central government in the Parliament premises, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.
Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Order Refusing Extra Time to File Charge Sheet in Bhima Koregaon Case
The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside the Bombay High Court order refusing to grant 90 days extension to Maharashtra Police for filing the charge sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
The apex court, however, said that the five rights activists may now seek regular bail in the case as the Mahasrashtra Police has already filed the charge sheet.
At Rs 562 Cr, Rites Registers 42.6 Pc Rise in Revenue in Q3 FY'19
RITES, a public sector unit under the Ministry of Railways, said it has registered a revenue of Rs 562 crore in the quarter ending December, registering an increase of 42.6 per cent over the same period last year.
RITES is an engineering consultancy company under the aegis of the Indian Railways.
Earthquake Strikes Himachal Pradesh's Kangra District
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Kangra, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday morning at 7:35 am.
SC Slams UP Govt For Poor Upkeep of Taj Mahal
The Supreme Court slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the poor upkeep of the historic Taj Mahal and asked it to file a fresh vision document within four weeks with respect to the steps it wanted to take in this regard.
3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Maharashtra's Palghar
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter Scale hit Palghar, Maharashtra at 10:44 am today.
Explosion in a School in J&K's Pulwama
An explosion took place on Wednesday in a school in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Injured students shifted to hospital. More details are awaited.
Fire Breaks Out in Furniture Godown in Lucknow
A fire broke out in a furniture godown in Lucknow's Lalbagh area. Fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the flame. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. More details awaited.
SC Reserves Judgment on Plea Against RCom Over Uncleared Dues
Supreme Court reserved its judgement on a contempt plea filed against Reliance Communication (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani by Ericsson India over not clearing its dues of Rs 550 crore.
South Korean National Dies During Paragliding Accident in Maharashtra
A 45-year-old South Korean national died during a paragliding event near Panchgani in Satara district of Maharashtra on Tuesday evening. According to police, the deceased glider after taking off from Rajpuri strayed away and slid down into the forest areas.
Former Wrestler Jagdish Bhola Convicted in Drug Racket Case
Former wrestler and former DSP of Punjab Police, Jagdish Bhola, convicted by Special CBI Court, Mohali in connection with multi-crores drugs racket case. Quantum of sentence likely to be pronounced on Wednesday.
Anti-Semitic Offences Up Almost 60% in Germany
Anti-Semitic offences up almost 10% in Germany last year, violent attacks up more than 60%, stated crime statistics.
Ludhiana Gangrape Case: District Court Sends 3 Accused on Police Remand
Ludhiana district Court has sent the 3 accused on a 7-day police remand in the alleged gang-rape of a 21-year-old woman.
Body of 40-Year-Old Man Found in Lake in Maha
Body of a 40-year-old man found in Mafatlal lake, Kalwa (East) of Maharashtra. RDMC, police officials and fire brigade on site with 1 rescue vehicle.
Amit Shah to Visit Telangana February-End
BJP chief Amit Shah would visit Telangana this month-end to attend a meeting to be organised as part of the party's preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections, state BJP president K Laxman said Wednesday, 13 February.
Swine Flu Toll Rises to Six in Telangana
The swine flu toll in Telangana rose to six with one more succumbing to the H1N1 virus, health authorities said Wednesday, 13 February.
A 36-year old man undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital here died Tuesday, 12 February, they said adding so far swine flu has claimed six lives.
Journalist, Rappler CEO Arrested in Philippines on Libel Charge
Philippines arrests journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on libel charge, said colleague.
Incriminating Materials Recovered in Kalahandi
Incriminating materials recovered following an exchange of fire between security forces and Naxals in Bala Pathar Ghati of Bhawanipatna Sadar police station area in Chhattisgarh’s Kalahandi.
Proposal to Add Saudi Arabia to EU Money Laundering Blacklist
Brussels proposes adding Saudi Arabia to EU money laundering blacklist.
Sharad Pawar to Contest LS Election From Madha in Maharashtra
Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar will contest the Lok Sabha election from Madha in Maharashtra, party sources said on Wednesday, 13 February.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 Not Passed in RS, Celebrations in Guwahati
Celebration outside Congress office in Assam’s Guwahati after Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 didn't get passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 13 February.
Fire Breaks Out in Monastery in HP's Kais
Fire breaks out at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery in Kais, Himachal Pradesh. One fire tender present at the spot. No injuries reported.
Naval Officer Booked For Allegedly Molesting Maid in Goa
A naval officer, second in-command at the INS Hansa naval base in South Goa Vasco police station has been booked for allegedly molesting his maid at his residence on Tuesday, 12 February evening. He has now filed for anticipatory bail.
Ashwani Lohani Appointed as Chief Managing Director of Air India
Cabinet approves appointment of Ashwani Lohani as the Chief Managing Director of Air India.
Iran's Supreme Leader Warns of 'Harm' Ahead of US-Led Meet in Warsaw
Iran's supreme leader says ahead of US-led meeting in Warsaw that negotiations with US “will bring nothing but ... harm”.
Spanish Parliament Rejects Socialist Govt's Budget
Spanish parliament rejects Socialist government's budget, setting the stage for possible early elections.
EU Adds Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria to Dirty-Money Blacklist
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday, 13 February.
Will Fight Along With Left, Congress: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, 13 February said, that the TMC will fight along with Left and Congress at national level. Banerjee was addressing an Opposition rally in new Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi to Address Rally in Gujarat on 14 Feb
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Gujarat on Thursday by addressing a public rally in Valsad district.
Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Pakistan on 16 Feb
Pakistan on Wednesday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad on Saturday on a two-day visit during which a number of agreements worth billions of dollars investment in the country would be signed.
Mamata Ropes in Just Retired IPS Officer Rina Mitra to Advise Her Govt on Security Issues
Senior IPS officer Rina Mitra, a top contender for the post of CBI Director before her retirement last month, has been appointed as the Principal Advisor to the West Bengal government on internal security, a senior official said Wednesday.
Kenyan, Four Foreigners Killed in Plane Crash: Police
A Kenyan pilot and four foreigners have died after a small plane carrying them from Kenya's Maasai Mara nature reserve crashed in the west of the country, police said Wednesday.
"There were five occupants in the plane and they did not survive," said Edward Mwamburi, police chief for the Rift Valley region.
RBI Imposes Monetary Penalty on Bank of Baroda, SBI Among Others For Non-Compliance of Order
RBI in an order dated Jan 31 imposed monetary penalty on Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, SBI, Union Bank of India for non-compliance with directions issued by RBI on monitoring of end use of funds, exchange of information with other banks, classification and reporting of frauds etc.
Income Tax Commissioner Awarded 7-Year in Jail in Disproportionate Assets Case
CBI Special Court awards 7-years rigorous imprisonment to Shwetabh Suman, an income tax commissioner posted in Guwahati, in a disproportionate assets case. His mother and brother-in-law awarded 1 year and 4 years of imprisonment respectively.
Opposition Leaders to Meet at Pawar's Residence Today
N Chandrababu Naidu, Farooq Abdullah, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal to meet at Sharad Pawar's residence later on Wednesday, 13 February.
Top Maoist Leader, Wife Surrender
A key member of the banned CPI (Maoist) Central Committee surrendered before the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP), M Mahendar Reddy here Wednesday, along with his wife.
2 Nationals of Myanmar Deported Recently: Govt
A total of 12 nationals of Myanmar were deported from the country recently and 22 since 2017 following court directives, Parliament was informed on Wednesday, 13 February.
Macron Denounces Anti-Semitic Acts
French President Macron denounces 'unacceptable increase' in anti-Semitic acts.
Ratan Tata's Half-Brother Noel Joins as Trustee of Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Ratan Tata's half-brother Noel joins as trustee of Sir Ratan Tata Trust.
BJP MLA's Wife and His Woman Friend Come to Blows in Public
A BJP MLA from Maharashtra's Yavatmal district was left red-faced after his wife and a woman he is allegedly living with fought at a function to mark his birthday.
1,986 Migrants From Pakistan, Afghanistan Granted Indian Citizenship in 3 Yrs: Govt
Altogether 1,986 migrants of all religions from Pakistan and Afghanistan were granted Indian citizenship in the last three years, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Maldives' Former President Abdulla Yameen Charged With Money Laundering
Maldives' former president Abdulla Yameen, who is accused of using money stolen from state coffers, was charged with money laundering on Wednesday, according to a local media report.
ITI Principal Caught Taking Bribe
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has caught the principal of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Ghanswangi in Jalna district of Maharashtra allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000, an official said on Wednesday.
Air India Will Start Flights to Delhi, Guwahati From Aizawl: Prabhu
The Mizoram BJP unit Wednesday said Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has "promised" to introduce Air India flights to Delhi and Guwahati from Aizawl.
Three Killed in Car Crash Near Punjab's Muktsar
Three men were killed on Wednesday when the car they were travelling in collided with an oil tanker on the outskirts of Muktsar town in Punjab, police said.
TDP Complains to EC Against AP's YSRCP MLA
TDP complains to EC against YSRCP MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy alleging that Chandragiri MLA distributed 1lakh wall clocks worth Rs 1,000 each among households in the constituency. TDP alleged that Reddy bought these items with money from undisclosed sources.
One Dead in Avalanche in J&K's Ramban
A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by an avalanche on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.
Slam Din Gujjar, of Randgali, was hit by the avalanche near his house in Ramban, they said.
Naxal Couple Carrying Bounty of Rs 13 Lakh Surrender in Chhattisgarh
A naxal couple, collectively carrying a reward of Rs 13 lakh and allegedly handling Maoists' urban network in Nagpur in Maharashtra, surrendered Wednesday in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, police said.
Body of Man From Pok Exhumed, Handed Over to Pak Army Along LoC in J&K
The body of a man from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who died while trying to sneak into India six months ago, was exhumed and handed over to the Pakistan Army at the LoC in Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said.
Renault Says Won't Pay Stock Options to Ghosn
Renault says won't pay stock options, non-compete clause to Ghosn.
Death Toll Now 15 After Nigeria Election Stampede: Hospital
Fifteen people were killed in a stampede at an election campaign rally in southern Nigeria held by President Muhammadu Buhari, health officials said on Wednesday, in an updated toll.
Kem-Daniel Elebiga, spokesman for the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, said "a total of 15 bodies were brought in" on Tuesday.
Dabholkar Murder Case: CBI Files Supplementary Charge Sheet Against 2 Alleged Shooters
CBI files supplementary chargesheet in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case against two alleged shooters, said officials.
LS Polls: Cong, Mahan Dal to Fight Together in UP
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress Uttar Pradesh West General Secretary, said that Congress and Mahan Dal will fight elections together in Uttar Pradesh.
DTC Launches Mobile App for Registration of Complaints
DTC commuters can now register their complaints through their smartphones with Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot launching a mobile application for the same on Wednesday.
Congress Renames 7 Schemes in Chhattisgarh
The Congress, which returned to power in Chhattisgarh by ousting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which ruled the state for three consecutive terms, has renamed seven schemes.
Delhi's Air Quality Remains Very Poor: Authorities
Delhi's overall air quality remained 'very poor' Wednesday and is likely to remain so till Thursday morning, authorities said.
According to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) of the city was at 365.
Northern Army Commander Visits Akhnoor, Reasi Sectors in Jammu
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Wednesday visited operational bases in Akhnoor and Reasi sectors in Jammu division, a defence spokesperson said.
Walmart, Amazon Issues to Mark US Commerce Secretary's India Visit
The US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's visit is also likely to feature talks on the protectionist measures and ongoing trade tensions between the two country.
GoAir's Chief Executive Cornelis Vrieswijk Resigns
GoAir says its chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk has resigned.
Neeraj Kundan Appointed NSUI President
Neeraj Kundan appointed President of National Student Union of India.
Ex-MP CM Chouhan Meets Kamal Nath, Discusses Various Issues
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met his successor Kamal Nath at the state secretariat here on Wednesday and held talks with him on various issues.
Indian Teenager Who Mistakenly Crossed Into Pakistan Released
An Indian teenage boy, who mistakenly crossed into Pakistan, has been repatriated as a goodwill gesture, according to a media report.
Bimal Narjere, 16, from Assam inadvertently crossed into the Pakistani side in August last year.
Hardline Islamists Injure Dozens in Attack on Minority Muslims in Bangladesh
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at hundreds of hardline Islamists who attacked minority Muslims in northern Bangladesh, leaving at least 25 people injured, officials said Wednesday.
Heavy Snowfall Expected to Occur in Himachal Pradesh on 14 Feb: IMD Dir
IMD Director Manmohan Singh said heavy snowfall expected to occur in upper areas places in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, 14 February. Heavy rainfall accompanied with hail likely to occur in lower areas in the state.
Case Registered Against Cop for Assault Bid on Girl in Train
A manhunt is on to trace a police officer who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl on a moving train in Kerala, railway police said Wednesday.
Naidu Lays Foundation Stone for Rs 8,000 Crore Worth Projects
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday laid the foundation-stone for 30 projects worth Rs 8,000 crore in the state's upcoming capital city Amaravati.
He also launched the Amaravati Smart Citizen Card that enables citizens to avail of government services seamlessly without visiting any office.
Cabinet Approves Continuation of Sub-Schemes For STs
Union Cabinet has approved continuation of sub-schemes under “Umbrella programme for development of Scheduled Tribes” for the period till March, 2020.
Tata Steel UK Ceo Bimlendra Jha Resigns
Tata Steel UK CEO Bimlendra Jha, has resigned from the post, a source said.
Tata Steel UK is a unit of Tata Steel Europe which comprises European operations of the Indian steel major.
Iran Bid to Recover Funds Frozen in US Can Proceed: World Court
World court rules Iran bid to recover funds frozen in US can proceed.
Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill Approved
The cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019. It also approved the Revision in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Chhattisgarh.
3 Women Die in Fire in Amritsar
Three women died in a fire at their residence in Gate Hakim area earlier on Wednesday in Amritsar.
Terrorists Fire Upon One Individual in Pulwama: J&K Police
Jammu & Kashmir Police said terrorists fired upon one individual identified as Lateef Ahmad at Amlar area of Tral (Pulwama) on Wednesday evening. The individual sustained gunshot wounds & was evacuated to nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. Case lodged, probe underway.
Suicide Bombing Kills 20 Revolutionary Guards in Iran
Iranian state media reports a suicide bombing in country's southeast has killed at least 20 Revolutionary Guards personnel and wounded 20.
Bangladeshi National Intercepted in West Bengal
25-year-old Bangladeshi national Mujibur Miya was intercepted by the personnel of the Border Interaction Team of 41 Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at Panitanki checkpoint in West Bengal’s Siliguri for illegally entering India.
Cabinet Approves Patna Metro Rail Project
Cabinet approves Patna Metro Rail Project having two Corridors, at an estimated cost the project is Rs. 13411.24 Cr. The Project will be completed in 5 years.
Rahul Gandhi to be in Ajmer on 14 Feb
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address All India Congress Seva Dal Maha Adhiveshan in Rajasthan's Ajmer on Thursday.
The two-day 'adhiveshan' is being organised after 30 years.
FIR Lodged Against Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna Over 'Accidental Prime Minister' Movie
Muzaffarpur Police has lodged an FIR against actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 12 others on a district court's direction in connection with the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister'.
The FIR was lodged at the Kanti police station on Tuesday after the court took objection to non-compliance of its January 8 order in this regard.
No Information on Deaths Related to Demonetisation, Says PMO
The Prime Minister's Office has said it holds no "information" related to the deaths in the aftermath of demonetisation, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 November 2016.
The Central Public Information Officer of the PMO made the claim before the Central Information Commission which was hearing the case of an RTI applicant who was not provided with the information within the mandated period of 30 days after filing of his application.
Pakistan Plans 'Massive' Social Media Crackdown
Pakistan plans to launch a "massive" crackdown targeting hate speech and extremism on social media, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday as he boasted arrests have already been made.
DHFL CEO Harshil Mehta Resigns
DHFL on Wednesday said its CEO Harshil Mehta has decided to resign from his position with immediate effect.
"However, he would continue to be associated with the company and shall hold the designation of Executive President -Retail Business with effect from February 14, 2019," DHFL said in a regulatory filing on stock exchanges.
Union Minister SS Ahluwalia Admitted to AIIMS
Union minister S S Ahluwalia was Wednesday admitted to the AIIMS here after he complained of breathing problems, officials said.
His condition is stable and a team of doctor is monitoring his condition, sources at the premier hospital said.
Two Held for Issuing Forged Letter for Obtaining Aadhaar
The police in Thane district Wednesday arrested two persons for allegedly forging the letterhead and signatureof Maharashtra minister Ravindra Chavan and issuing fake recommendations for obtaining Aadhaar cards.
Ashok Kate, who is in his 30s, and Anil Sindkar, around 55 years old, were booked for cheating, forgery and other relevant offences.
MoS Rajen Gohain to appear Before Assam Court on 14 Feb
The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court of Assam's Nagaon district has summoned Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain to appear before it on 14 February 2019, in connection with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman in the district.