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Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill to Replace Rahul, Pandya in ODI
Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill will replace KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in ODI side. Shankar will be a part of the squad for the ODI series in Australia and the tour to New Zealand. Gill has been picked for the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand.
Woman Killed Over Suspicion of Practising Witchcraft
Body of a 65-yr-old woman was found buried in the garden of her house on Saturday in Kanharpur village of Mungeli district in Chhattisgarh.
"We found out that her own son killed her. He confessed to the crime. He along with his wife had killed her on suspicion of witchcraft," the Mungeli SP told ANI.
Two Militants Killed in J&K's Kulgam
Two militants were killed in a joint operation last night by the Army, Police and CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam. The terrorists have been identified as Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmed Dar. Weapons and other warlike stores were recovered from them.
Srilankan Navy Apprehends Nine Indian Fishermen
Srilankan Navy apprehended nine Indian fishermen near Delft Island on Sunday. They are being interrogated at the Karainagar Naval camp.
1 Dead, 20 Injured in Bus Accident in Bihar
One person was killed and 20 were injured in a collision between a truck and a bus near Runni Saidpur toll plaza in Bihar’s Sitamarhi.
Army Jawan Arrested in Rajasthan for Espionage
One Army jawan was arrested by Rajasthan Police in connection with espionage in Jaisalmer. He was apprehended and interrogated by intelligence agencies for over four months after he was found to be in touch with Pakistani ISI operatives on social media.
Defence PRO Col Sambit Ghosh told ANI that the Army is providing all assistance to the civilian authorities in the investigation related to the matter.
Uttarakhand BJP Leader, Brother Questioned by Income Tax Officers
I-T department officials are questioning Uttarakhand BJP leader and businessman Anil Goyal, his brother Sunil Goyal and business partner Naresh Garg.
Rs 70 lakh in cash and details of more 40 companies and share trading have been recovered from the duo.
International Drugs Cartel Busted in Mumbai
Anti Narcotics Cell busted an international drugs cartel in Mumbai and seized 1.005 Kg Cocaine worth Rs 6,03,00,000 and arrested two foreign nationals on Saturday.
Meeting of BJP's Lok Sabha Election Manifesto Committee Underway
Meeting of BJP's Lok Sabha Election Manifesto Committee is underway at BJP headquarters in Delhi. BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, among other committee members are present in the meeting.
Shiv Sena Attacks BJP Over Ram Mandir, Quota Bill
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday trained guns at the BJP over the isue of building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the government’s 10 percent Quota bill.
“They say Congress comes in between when Ram Mandir issue comes up. Just because Congress comes in the middle, people punished them by taking away the majority and giving you the power. However, we don’t see any Ram Mandir built by you so far,” he said.
“If you really want to help financially weaker section, then why don’t you exempt those below ₹8 lakhs per annum income from paying taxes? You have given reservations but have you calculated or considered the actual way of implementing reservations?,” he added.
2 Dead in Car Accident in Rajasthan
Two persons were killed and seven others injured when a car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Sunday.
The accident occurred in the Kuchera police station area Sunday morning when the victims were on their way towards Pushkar.
Mangilal Prajapat (35) and Kaladevi (38) died on the spot, while seven others were injured, they said.
The bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem, the police said, adding the injured were being treated at the district hospital.
Justice Sikri to Head Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).
The Narendra Modi government in December 2018 decided to nominate senior Supreme Court Judge AK Sikri to the vacant post of president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT), The Print reported.
Sikri will join the CSAT after his retirement as Supreme Court judge on 6 March.
The members of the prestigious tribunal are appointed for a four-year term, which may be renewed for one more term.
Sikri was recently in news after he was a part of the High Powered Selection Committee that transferred CBI Director Alok Verma after being reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court.
Ceasefire Violation: Soldier Injured in Pak Firing Across LoC in Rajouri
An Army personnel was injured Sunday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The soldier, manning a forward post, was hit by a bullet apparently from a Pakistani sniper in Keri sector and was hospitalised, they said, adding the Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides continued for some time.
Senior BJP MLA Gulab Chand Kataria Selected as Opposition Leader in Rajasthan
Senior BJP MLA Gulab Chand Kataria has been chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly.
Will Implement EWS Reservation from 14 January Says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said he would implement the 10% reservation given by Central Government in government jobs and education to the economically weaker section in the general category, from 14 January 2019.
Plastic Ban in Puducherry from 1 March: CM V Narayanasamy
The Puducherry government is set to impose a ban on plastic usage from March 1, 2019, CM V. Narayanasamy said.
5 People Including BJP Leader Held for Murder of Congress Worker's Daughter
5 persons including BJP leader Jagdeesh Karotiya were arrested in Indore in connection with murder of a woman Congress worker's 22-year-old daughter who had gone missing 2 years ago. The Indore DIG said, ”Accused mentioned that they had watched hindi movie 'Drishyam & used it as inspiration for the crime.”
Resident Doctors Go on Strike at Delhi Hospital After Third Attack on Doctor
Resident Doctors at Safdarjung hospital have gone on strike after another resident doctor was attacked. Resident Doctors Association Chief Joy Utpal says, "a resident doctor was attacked, his nose was broken, he is under observation. This is 3rd such incident in a week. Administration doesn't pay heed, so we're on strike.”
Ranji Trophy Cricketer Rajesh Ghodge Passes Away After Heart Attack
Goa Ranji Trophy cricketer Rajesh Ghodge suffered a heart attack and passed away during a local tournament at Rajendra Prasad Stadium in Margao at around 3 pm on Sunday, 13 January. He was 47.
Dozen Injured During Clashes at Al-Badr Terrorist's Funeral
Around a dozen persons were injured allegedly in security forces' action on protestors during clashes in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
Clashes erupted between groups of youth and security forces in Sugan village of south Kashmir's Shopian district amid multiple funeral prayers for Al-Badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam who was killed in an encounter in Saturday, a police official said.
Sugan is Islam's native village.
He said at least a dozen persons were injured in the forces' action.
Four Killed in Car Accident in UP's Bareilly
Four people were killed as two cars collided in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, police said on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Azeem (18), Waqas (18), Arshad (18), all residents of the district, and Sultan (22), Superintendent of Police (Rural) Sansar Singh said.
The incident took place in Baheri area of the district on Saturday night at around 1.00 pm when the cars, which were coming from opposite directions, collided with each other, he said.
Azeem, Waqas, Arshad were coming from Kichcha in Uttarakhand towards Bareilly, he added.
Gunman Opens Fire at Salt Lake City Suburb in US, 2 Hurt
A gunman opened fire at a mall in a suburb of Salt Lake City in the US on Sunday, 12 January, with two people being wounded, authorities said,
The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reported that officers were searching for the gunman.
The shooting happened on Sunday afternoon at the Fashion Place mall in the suburb of Murray.