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Lithuanian PM Skvernelis Says Will Quit After Loss in Presidential Race

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Sunday said he would quit in July after he was eliminated from a presidential runoff that will see an independent economist square off against a conservative on 26 May.

"The failure to get into the second round is an assessment of me as a politician," Skvernelis told public broadcaster LRT, adding that he would tender his resignation in July.

(Source: AFP)

Gunmen Kill Six During Catholic Mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

"Towards 9:00 am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church," the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP. "They started firing as the congregation tried to flee." The attackers -- between 20 and 30 according to a security source -- managed to trap some of the worshippers, Zongo added.

(Source: AFP)

Judicial Probe Opens Into Christchurch Mosque Shootings

A judicial inquiry into whether New Zealand's police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 worshipers died began taking evidence on Monday, 13 May.

(Source: AFP)

Cyclone Fani: Death Toll Rises to 64

In the aftermath of Fani, the death toll in Odisha has risen to 64. On 4 May, the death toll was recorded at 12 after the cyclone wrecked the state on 3 May leading to grave destruction of life and property.

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Platforms After Muslim Shops, Mosques Attacked

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were attacked in the wake of Easter bombings by Islamist militants.

(Source: Reuters)

Two Saudi Oil Tankers Damaged by Sabotage

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says two Saudi oil tankers were targeted in a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and sustained "significant damage."

(Source: AP)

Three From Delhi Killed, 14 Injured in Road Accident in Muzaffarnagar

Three people were killed and 14 injured in a collision between a car and a state-run bus on Delhi-Dehradun national highway in Muzaffarnagar district, a police official said Monday, 13 May.

(Source: PTI)

Case of Sexual Harassment Reported From Shamili, Uttar Pradesh

Four youths allegedly harassed a 16-year-old girl and beat up her family when they objected to them in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said Monday. The accused have been absconding since the incident.

(Source: PTI)

Mike Pompeo to Visit Brussels to Discuss About Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to visit Brussels on Monday to discuss "pressing matters" including Iran, a State Department official said Sunday. As a result, the top US diplomat is scrapping a stop expected in Moscow.

(Source: AFP)

Jet Airways Slumps After Reports of Etihad's Non-Binding Offer

Shares of Jet Airways Ltd fell as much as 11.4% after media reports said a buyout offer from Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways was non-binding and might not guarantee a deal for the struggling Indian carrier.

(Source: Reuters)

ICICI-Videocon Case: Chanda Kochhar Arrives at ED office

Former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar arrives at the office of the Enforcement Directorate, in connection with the ICICI-Videocon loan case.

AgustaWestland Case: Judicial Custody of Alleged Middleman Extended

Judicial custody of alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, Sushen Mohan Gupta, has been extended till 23 May by a Delhi Court.

Bail Plea of BJYM Worker Arrested for Posting Meme on Mamata to Be Heard Tomorrow

BJP Youth Wing worker arrested for sharing a meme on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has approached SC, bail plea to be heard tomorrow.

A Bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna says, 'will hear the bail plea of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma on Tuesday.'

SC Agrees to Hear Plea Against Delhi HC Verdict

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear on May 17 the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict which had quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna.

(Source: PTI)

Venezuelan General Addresses Military Officers in Video

A Venezuelan general called on the country’s armed forces on Sunday to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro, who has relied on the backing of the military to hold on to power despite an economic collapse.

Ramon Rangel, who identified himself as an air force general, said the Venezuelan government is being controlled by the “communist dictatorship” in Cuba.

(Source: Reuters)

Two Suspected Militants Arrested in Jammu

Two suspected militants were arrested in Ramban district of Jammu region, a senior police officer said.  Shoukat Ahmad of Awantipora and Taufeeq Ahmad of Kulgam were arrested in Gool area around 3.30 am. He said both of them are being interrogated.

(Source: PTI)

Woman Sets Herself on Fire as There Was No Investigation on Her Gang Rape Case

A woman has suffered burn injuries& is receiving treatment in hospital. In 2016-2017 she was allegedly gang raped in Hapur, since investigation wasn't taking place she had set herself ablaze. FIR has now been registered against 14 people.

(Source: ANI)

Oil Prices Rise as Saudi Oil Tanker Attacked

Following the ‘sabotage attack’ on the two Saudi oil tankers, oil prices rose on the increasing concerns about supply disruptions .

(Source: Reuters)

Taliban Target Security Forces, Killing Seven

Afghan officials say the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northern Sari Pul province, killing at least seven members of the country's security forces.

(Source: PTI)

Shooting Near Florida Trump Resort; Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Donald Trump's resorts in Florida that left one person dead and two others injured.

Miami Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said that a call came in at 1:41 p.m. on Sunday stating that shots were fired at the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach.

(Source: AP)

Sweden to Decide Whether to Reopen Assange Rape Case

Swedish prosecutors will decide today, whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

(Source: AP)

New Govt Likely to Decide Drought Package for Karnataka

Karnataka, which is reeling under severe drought, may have to wait till a new government comes to power at the Centre in order to get approval for relief package.

(Source: AP)

Governor Satya Pal Malik Expresses Shock Over the Rape of 3-Year Old Girl

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed deep shock&pain over the extremely heinous incident of rape of 3-year old girl from Bandipora dist.

Governor has directed IGP Kashmir to work swiftly & ensure that the culprit gets exemplary punishment for this shameful act.

(Souce: ANI)

ITC's New Chairman : Sanjiv Puri

ITC has named it’s managing director Sanjiv Puri as the company’s new chairman.

(Source: Bloomberg Quint)

Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Assange

Swedish prosecutors are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

(Source: AP)

Fire Breaks out In Children Hospital in Gujarat

A fire has broken out in the terrace of a children hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

(Source: ANI)

2 Killed in an Accident in Uttar Pradesh's Banda District

Two persons were killed after the motorcycle they were travelling on collided with a pick up van in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, police said on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday evening in Attara area when the speeding pick up van rammed into the motorcycle, SHO Atarra Police Station Baljeet Singh said.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks out in a Car in Surat, Gujarat

A fire broke out in a car on Sardar Bridge in Gujarat’s Surat. No casualties were reported. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

47 Security Personnel Injured in Clashes in J&K's Pattan

47 security personnel, including one assistant commandant were injured in clashes in Pattan. The miscreants staged protests and pelted stones on security forces deployed on National Highway in parts of Baramulla. Seven miscreants were injured.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks out in a Waste Land Near Koyembedu Bus Stand in Chennai

Fire breaks out in a waste land near Koyambedu bus stand in Chennai. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Four Die While Cleaning Well in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur

Four persons died of suffocation while cleaning a well in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur on Monday, police said.

Circle Officer of Bhudkuda, Mahipal Pathak, said, "The incident took place on Monday morning in Budhanpur village, when four persons started cleaning a well. Polluted water from an adjacent hand pump was dirtying the well." The deceased have been identified as Indrajeet (26), Pankaj Kumar (20), Ramvriksh Ram (32) and Ramavtar Ram (18), the circle officer said.

(Source: PTI)

5th Accused Arrested in Connection With Pollachi Sexual Assault Case

Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested one person in connection with Pollachi sexual assault case in Tamil Nadu. The arrested, Mani is in judicial custody till 20 May. State police had earlier arrested four accused in the case.

(Source: ANI)

Retail Inflation Inches up to 2.92% in April

Retail inflation rose marginally to 2.92 percent in April, mainly due to spike in food prices.

The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.86 percent in the previous month and 4.58 percent in April 2018, said the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

(Source: PTI)

China Mulls Import Tariffs Against $60 Bn Worth US Goods

China plans to set import tariffs against 60 billion dollars worth of US goods.

(Source: Reuters)

CBI Registers Case Over Irregularities in Scholarship Disbursement in Himachal Pradesh.

The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials for alleged irregularities in scholarship disbursement in Himachal Pradesh. CBI conducted raids at multiple locations in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Haryana alleging a fraud of around Rs 250 crore.

(Source: ANI)

Airasia Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Delhi Airport

Air Asia’s Hyderabad-Delhi flight made an emergency landing on Monday morning at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) due to suspected ‘hydraulic failure’.

According to an official in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Delhi airport, the pilot had requested for emergency landing.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Malaysian Police Arrest 4 Linked to ISIS Bomb Plot

Malaysian police said, they have arrested four militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group who were in possession of explosives and planned to attack non-Muslim places of worship.

(Source: The Defence Post)

Rupee Crashes to Over 2-Month Low on Foreign Fund Outflows

The rupee on Monday fell sharply by 59 paise to close at nearly two-and-a-half-month-low of 70.51 against the US currency due to persistent foreign fund outflows and renewed worries over rising crude oil prices.

(Source: PTI)

Over 60 Fresh Cases of Forest Fire Reported in Uttarakhand

Over 60 fresh cases of forest fire were reported from different parts of Uttarakhand as temperature continued to soar in the hilly state.

This year, more than 900 hectares of land in Kumaon and Garhwal regions has been gutted in wildfire incidents so far, Chief Conservator of Forest PK Singh said.

He said 64 fresh incidents of forest blazes were reported from different parts of the state on Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Justice DN Patel Recommended as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice DN Patel as the next Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. The current Chief Justice of Delhi, Rajendra Menon will retire in June, 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Hollywood Icon Doris Day Dies at the Age of 97

Doris Day, the actor, singer and animal welfare activist, has died at the age of 97, the Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the news.

(Source: AFP)

ED Seeks Cancellation of Bail to Yasmin Kapoor in Money Laundering Case

Enforcement Directorate approached Delhi's Rouse Avenue court seeking cancellation of bail granted to Yasmin Kapoor, allegedly a close aide of corporate Lobbyist Deepak Talwar, in a money laundering case.

(Source: ANI)

2 Suspected Terrorists Held in J&K's Udhampur

Security forces apprehend two suspected terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur. One AK-47 assault rifle with ammunition, personal items and cash worth Rs 8871 was recovered from their possession.

(Source: ANI)

Nationwide Curfew Imposed in Sri Lanka As Riots Erupt

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew as Christian-Muslim riots erupt three weeks after church bombings.

(Source: AFP)

ICICI-Videocon Loan Case: ED Summons Chanda Kochhar for Questioning

The Enforcement Directorate has called former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar, and her husband Deepak Kochhar for questioning in connection with ICICI-Videocon loan case.

(Source: ANI)

Over 20 Flights Delayed at Kolkata Airport Due to Technical Glitch

Over 20 flights were delayed at Kolkata airport after a fault in Local Area Network inside the airport. The issue started around 5:15 pm after which all airlines started issuing boarding pass manually. Airport authorities said, the IT Team was working on the issue.

(Source: ANI)

Curfew Extended for 10 More Days in Assam's Hailakandi

The curfew in Assam's Hailakandi was on Monday, 13 May, extended for another 10 days in view of the law and order situation in the in the state's southern district, officials said.

The curfew was to be in force till 7 am on Tuesday, as per earlier orders of the state government.

(Source: PTI)

CBI Carries out Searches at 22 Locations in Rs 250 Crore Scholarship Scam

The CBI carried out searches at 22 locations on Monday, 13 May, after registering a case in connection with alleged irregularities in distribution of scholarships worth Rs 250 crore to disadvantaged students by the Himachal Pradesh government from 2013-2017, officials said.

The searches were conducted at 22 educational institutions in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, the sources said.

(Source: PTI)

Pune Police Arrest Chhota Rajan Gang Member, Another Wanted Criminal

Pune police arrested Ajay Chakranarayan, a member of Chhota Rajan gang, along with another wanted criminal Zameer Shaikh. Two country-made pistols with bullets were recovered from them. Pune session court granted their custody to Pune police till 16 May.

(Source: ANI)

Policemen, Including 6 People Injured in Blast in Quetta, Balochistan

A policeman including six people were injured in a blast near a police vehicle at the metropolis’ mini market area in Quetta, Balochistan.

(Source: Geo News)

Terrorists Fire Upon Political Worker in J&K's Shopian

Terrorists have fired upon a political worker at Chitragam Kalan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian. The injured has been admitted to a hospital. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Ousted Sudan President Charged With Involvement in Killing Protesters

Sudanese prosecutors charge ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters during uprising.

(Source: AP)

Delhi's Air Quality Very Poor, Expected to Improve: SAFAR

Delhi's air quality was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category, but pollution level is expected to reduce due to thunderstorms, the central government-run SAFAR said Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Head Constable Shoots Himself in UP's Moradabad

A Head Constable shot himself from his service revolver inside a police vehicle while on duty earlier in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital. "Reason behind suicide attempt not yet ascertained. Investigation underway," SP Ankit Mittal said.

(Source: ANI)

Muslim Man Killed in Sri Lanka Riots: Police

A Muslim man has been killed in the Sri Lanka riots, police said.

(Source: AFP)

Trump Says Will Meet Putin, Xi at G20 Summit in Japan

US President Trump has said that he will meet Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan.

(Source: AFP)

Iran Foreign Minister Arrives in India

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in India. He is on a two-day official visit to the country.

(Source: ANI)

Three Dead, 20 Wounded in Blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Officials say at least three people have died and another 20 have been wounded after a series of blasts took place in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

(Source: AFP)

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