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Retired IPS Officer, Son Beaten up in Patna After Altercation
A retired IPS officer Ajay Verma and his son were allegedly beaten up by bike-borne miscreants in Patna on Tuesday. An altercation broke out between the two parties when one of the bikes hit the officer's car. The miscreants also vandalised his car. A FIR has been registered and police is trying to identify the accused.
Chandrayaan-2 Left Earth’s Orbit, Moving Towards Moon
India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' left the earth's orbit early on Wednesday, 23 days after being launched, and is moving towards the moon following the successful completion of a crucial manoeuvre by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Flights Depart Hong Kong Airport on Schedule
Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub.
36 Students Admitted to Hospital in Rajasthan
Around 36 students in Bhilwara's Jhabarkiya village, Rajasthan, were admitted to a hospital yesterday when they fell ill after consuming mid-day meal.
Venezuelan Military Joins Signature Drive Against US Sanctions
Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez led the signature drive among members of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) to protest US economic sanctions.
DCP Faridabad Allegedly Killed Himself
Faridabad Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Vikram Kapoor, has allegedly killed himself at his residence by shooting himself.
100 Migrants Rescued off Western Libyan Coast
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that some 100 migrants have been rescued off western Libyan coast.
China's Industrial Output Hits 17-Year Low
China's economy showed further signs of strain in July with output at its factories falling to its lowest level in 17 years, while investment and retail sales slowed, official data showed.
Court Acquits 2 Accused of Robbery During Muzaffarnagar Riots
A court has acquitted two people accused of robbery during the 2013 communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, saying the prosecution failed to prove they were guilty.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be Conferred With Vir Chakra
The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day, reports ANI.
JP Nadda to Chair Meeting of BJP General Secretaries
BJP Working President JP Nadda to chair a meeting of party's General Secretaries at party headquarters in Delhi today evening. Party's membership programme to also be reviewed in the meeting.
Restrictions in Jaipur After Communal Clashes
There are prohibitory orders in place in various areas of Jaipur following a spate of communal clashes in which some 10 people were injured. Tear gas shells were used to quell the mob and five persons were arrested.
PIL Moved in Delhi HC Regarding Uniform Minimum Age of Marriage
A PIL has been moved in Delhi High Court regarding Uniform Minimum Age of Marriage. Petition stated that the different Minimum Age of Marriage for Men (21) & Women (18) is against the Gender Equality, Gender Justice & Dignity of Women.
PT Usha Becomes AAA Athletes Commission Member
Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been appointed as a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA).
Case Against Man for Posting Objectionable Remarks Against Amit Shah
A case has been filed against a man for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Home Minister Amit Shah on Facebook, police said.
Hardik Patel Detained on Way to Meet Sacked IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt
Congress leader Hardik Patel and two party MLAs were detained while they were on way to Palanpur district prison in Gujarat to meet sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt.
AgustaWestland Case: Christian Michel Seeks Regular Bail
AgustaWestland corruption case accused, Christian Michel, is seeking regular bail in both cases filed against him by Enforcement Directorate (ED) & Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
A special court has sought response from the CBI and ED. Hearing on the plea to be held on 19th August.
Michel is currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
Faridabad DCP Shoots Self With Service Revolver
Faridabad DCP Vikram Kapoor allegedly killed himself by shooting himself with a service revolver at his residence on Wednesday, police said.
Based on a suicide note recovered from Kapoor's house, two people, including Bhopani police station SHO Abdul Shahid, were detained, police sources said.
Details of the suicide note were not immediately available but according to the sources, the deputy commissioner of police in the letter alleged that he was being blackmailed by a police station in-charge and another person.
Alleged Christchurch Gunman Sends Letter From Prison Cell
New Zealand officials admitted on Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell.
The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views. And it comes at a sensitive time, with other alleged killers from El Paso to Norway citing Tarrant as an inspiration.
The letter appears to be written in pencil on a small notepad and is addressed to "Alan" in Russia. Much of it appears to be relatively innocuous, discussing a one-month trip Tarrant says he took to Russia in 2015.
Vice President to Visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia From 17 to 21 August
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will visit Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in eastern Europe from 17 to 21 August 2019.
NCW Takes up Case in Which Two Tribal Hockey Players Were Found Hanging
National Commission for Women takes suo-motu cognisance of the case in which 2 tribal women hockey players were reportedly found hanging from a tree by a single rope in Simdega, Jharkhand.
NCW has asked DGP to investigate the matter & send a detailed report to the commission.
Ex-TMC Leader Sovan Chatterjee Joins BJP
Ex TMC MLA Sovan Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of party leader Mukul Roy, at the BJP headquarters.
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BJP Expels Former Himachal Pradesh Minister Anil Sharma
The BJP on Wednesday expelled former Himachal Pradesh power minister Anil Sharma from the party, ANI reported.
“Who so ever be, if he goes against the party line, he will have to face action. He (Sharma) went against the party line. So action has been taken against him,” BJP National Secretary Tarun Chugh.
India's Overall April-July Exports Estimated to Be up 3.13% From Last Year
India’s overall exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in April-July 2019-20 are estimated to be US dollar 181.47 billion, exhibiting a growth of 3.13 percent over the same period last year.
Court Extends Ex-J-K MLA Rashid Engineer's NIA Custody in Terror-Funding Case
A Delhi court on Wednesday extended till 21 August the NIA custody of former Independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid, popularly known as Rashid Engineer, arrested in a case related to funding of terror activities in the Valley.
Rashid, who was a legislator from the Langate Assembly seat in north Kashmir, is the first mainstream politician to have been arrested by the NIA in the case.
Invited Russian Investors in Defence Sector to UP: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that he has invited Russian investors in the defence sector for setting up units in the state during his tour to that country.
Adityanath was part of a 190-member delegation led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal that visited Russia recently.
Indian Army Foils Infiltration Attempt by Terrorists Backed by Pak Army: Sources
The Indian Army on Tuesday night foiled a major infiltration attempt by terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, army sources cited by ANI said on Wednesday. The infiltration push was backed by heavy firing from Pakistan Army posts, they said.
India's Exports Rise 2.25% to $26.33 Bn
India's exports rose 2.25 percent to $26.33 billion in July, while the trade deficit narrowed to $13.43 billion, government data revealed on Wednesday.
Inter-State Council Reconstituted With PM as Chairman
The Inter-State Council, which is mandated to investigate and advise on disputes between states, has been reconstituted with PM Narendra Modi as its chairman and six Union ministers and all chief ministers as members.
According to a notification, the Union ministers who will be members of the reconstituted council are Amit Shah (Home), Nirmala Sitharaman (Finance), Rajnath Singh (Defence), Narendra Singh Tomar (Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj).
Other members are: Thaawar Chand Gehlot (Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment) and Hardeep Singh Puri (Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs).
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