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Ecuador President Defends Assange Asylum Withdrawal
Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno on Sunday, 14 April, defended his decision to overturn Julian Assange's asylum status, claiming in an interview with the Guardian newspaper that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "centre for spying" in Ecuador's London embassy.
"It is unfortunate that, from our territory and with the permission of authorities of the previous government, facilities have been provided within the Ecuadoran embassy in London to interfere in processes of other states," Moreno said.
CNG Blast in Gurugram Claims One, Injures Five
One dead, five injured in a blast in a CNG-driven car which was parked in a firecracker godown in Kadipur industrial area in Gurugram, Haryana, late on Sunday, 14 April.
A fire broke out in the godown subsequently; it has been doused now. A police investigation underway.
Police Attacked by Naxals in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh
Police personnel deployed at a 'Rama Navami' mela in Madded, Bijapur, attacked by Naxals last night; they are undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The Naxals fled away with his INSAS Rifle.
Encounter in Jharkhand: CRPF Carried out Special Operations, 1 CRPF Killed and 3 Suspected Naxals Dead
The bodies of three Naxals along with 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 magazines & 4 pipe bombs were recovered after 7 battalions of CRPF carried out special operations in the forests of Belbha Ghat, Giridih. An encounter between the CRPF and the Naxals broke out here today, 15 April.
One CRPF personnel lost his life.
Delhi Police Has Arrested 2 for Posing as Income Tax Officers
In Delhi, Rajouri Garden police have arrested two people for posing as Income Tax officers and collecting Rs 48 Lakh cash and DVR (digital video recorder) of a CCTV from a house.
Rs 22.45 Lakh of the duped money has been seized from their possession.
Woman Raped by Two Youths in Front of Her Mother in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two youths in front of her mother in a sugarcane field in Kakrauli area of the district, police said.
The incident happened Sunday when the victim along with her mother had gone to buy medicines in Kakroli police station area here.
A case has been registered against the two accused, including Dilshad, and an unidentified person who were absconding, Station House Officer (SHO Jitender Kumar said, adding the victim has been sent for medical examination.
Student Shot Dead in Allahabad University
Today morning, a student has been allegedly shot dead at a hostel in Allahabad University.
Pakistan Violated Ceasefire in Rajouri District, Jammu and Kashmir
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district today at about 8.15 AM by resorting to unprovoked shelling with mortars & firing of small arms.
The Indian Army is retaliating.
Naveen Patnaik Condemns Khorda Murder, Requests EC to Take Action
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said, “I strongly condemn the heinous murder that has taken place in Khordha, and have requested the Election Commissioner to direct the police to take strict action against those involved.”
BJP Mandal president Manguli Jena was shot on Sunday, 14 April.
Agusta Westland Case: Sushen Mohan Gupta's Counsel Argues That He Has Joined the Investigation
Alleged middleman of the Agusta Westland money laundering case, Sushen Mohan Gupta's counsel argues "he has joined investigation as & when summoned. There is no scope of apprehension regarding his availability."
Fire Breaks Out in a Market in Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh; No Causalities, Property Damaged
A fire broke out in Gandhi market of Tezu, Lohit late last night. A team of 25 battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police rushed to the spot. Fire was doused in around 3 hours by ITBP & Police.
No loss of life reported, but two people were injured. Seven houses & 12 shops gutted in the fire.
'Please Leave Judicial Appointment to Us': SC to Advocate Seeking Direction on Appointment of the Judges
The Supreme Court refused to interfere in a petition filed by a Rajasthan based advocate, Sunil Samdaria, seeking a direction with reference to appointment of judges.
A 3 judge bench of the Court, headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, said, 'Please leave judicial appointments to us.'
Over 100 Hospitalised for Food Poisoning in Akola, Maharashtra
At least 107 people have been hospitalised after consuming food at a social gathering in Maharashtra's Akola district, police said Monday, 15 April.
The incident took place in Bhimtekdi in Hingani in the district on Sunday, during an event to mark the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, an official said.
Shashi Tharoor Hospitalised in Kerala
Tharoor was injured during a ritual at a temple in Kerala. He has been shifted to General Hospital there. He has suffered injuries on his head and has received six stitches. Doctors says he is out of danger.
"Govt Promised They Will Intervene, But We Haven't Seen the Money Yet, " Says NAG Vice-President
Captain Asim Valiani, Senior Commander and Vice-President of Jet Airways' pilots body National Aviator's Guild (NAG) said, “Pilots, engineers and managers haven't received their salaries for the last 3 months, and salaries have been irregular for the last 7-8 months.”
He added, “Government had promised us through SBI that they will intervene, that they are serious about saving 20,000 jobs, and that Rs 1500 crore will be given, but we haven't seen the money yet.”
Mehbooba Mufti's Convey Attacked by Stones in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir
Mehbooba Mufti's convoy has been attacked in Anantnag.
Stones were thrown on her convoy near the Sirhama village of Jammu and Kashmir.
India's Nirbhay Missile Successfully Tested
Today India's 1,000 km strike range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' was successfully test fired off the coast of Odisha.
Infant Kidnapped from Mumbai's CSMT Station Found in Nashik, Thane
An infant who was kidnapped from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai on 29 March has been rescued from Nashik, a senior police official said Monday.
The child was rescued after Thane police, probing an earlier child kidnapping case in Mumbra township here, got vital leads on the CSMT incident, said Deepak Deoraj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Thane.
J&K Highway Closed Due to Landslide in Ramban
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blacked for traffic after a landslide in Ramban district on Monday, 15 April, officials said.
There was a landslide at Digdol area in Ramban resulting in blocking of the highway, they said.
Man Held with Pistol, Bullets in Delhi Metro
A 50-year-old man was apprehended at a Delhi Metro station in Ghaziabad on Monday, 15 April, for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullet rounds in his bag, officials said.
CISF personnel apprehended Raj Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, at the Arthala metro station around 11:30 am after the baggage scanner detected a country-made pistol and three bullets in his bag, they said.
Near-Normal Monsoon Expected in 2019: IMD
The monsoon in India may be near normal this year, IMD said. El Nino conditions are expected to weaken as monsoon progresses, according to the Met Department.
Sensex, Nifty End Higher
The BSE Sensex ended at 38,906, up 139 points, while the broader NSE Nifty50 settled at 11,690. Nifty Midcap gained 0.4 percent, and Nifty Smallcap index outperformed rising 0.5 percent.
7 Chadian Soldiers Killed, 15 Injured in Boko Haram Attack
At least seven Chadian soldiers were killed and 15 were injured in the Boko Haram attack.
Slab of an Under Construction Building Collapses in Mumbai's Nagpada
Portion of a slab of an under construction building collapsed at Peer Khan Street in Mumbai’s Nagpada. Two to three people are likely to be trapped under the debris. Three fire engines, a rescue van and an ambulance are at the site.
Driver Killed, 4 Sales Tax Team Members Injured in an Accident in Indore
Four Sales Tax team members who were returning after conducting an inspection were injured after a truck hit their car near Indore bypass last night. The driver of the car was killed in the accident. A case was registered against the truck driver, Further investigation is underway.
CRPF Personnel, 3 Naxals Killed in an Encounter in Jharkhand’s Giridih
A CRPF personnel lost his life and three naxals were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand’s Giridih on Monday, 15 April. The search operation is underway.
ED Attaches Assets, Plots of Former Haryana CM Chautala in Disproportionate Assets Case
Enforcement Directorate has attached flat, plot, a house & land worth Rs 3.68 crores of Om Prakash Chautala, former Chief Minister of Haryana under PMLA in Disproportionate Assets case.
International Services to Remain Grounded Until 19 April: Jet
Jet Airways says international services to remain grounded until 19 April.
Sacked SC Staffer Arrested for Posting Wrong Info on Website Sent to 3 More Days' Custody
A Delhi court Monday extended by three days the custodial interrogation of a sacked Supreme Court staffer, arrested for allegedly posting wrong information on the apex court's website related to a case involving Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani.
3 Killed as Storm hits Manipur’s Kakching & Churachandpur
Three women were killed and several houses were damaged after a storm hit Manipur’s Kakching and Churachandpur, earlier today.
Pakistan Releases Second Batch of 100 Indian Fishermen
Second batch of 100 fishermen released by Pakistan, crossed over to India via the Attari-Wagah border.
Exports Grow 11% in March, 9% in FY19
India's exports rose to a five-month high of 11 percent in March on account of higher growth mainly in pharma, chemicals and engineering sectors, marking the outbound shipments at 331 billion dollars for financial year 2018-19, official data showed on Monday.
Car Catches Fire at Mandi House Circle in Delhi
A car catches fire at Mandi House circle in Delhi. No casualties were reported. Fire fighting operation is underway.
Abhay Chaturvedi & Narendra Singh Dhaddha Appointed As Rajasthan HC Judges
Abhay Chaturvedi and Narendra Singh Dhaddha have been appointed as judges of the Rajasthan High Court.
11 Militants, Including 5 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Karachi
Eleven militants, including five ISIS terrorists, were arrested on Monday in Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, officials said.
Police conducted a raid on a compound in Karachi's Taiser Town on the basis of intelligence reports and arrested five ISIS terrorists, a senior police official said.
Violence at Ram Navami Rally in Bengal, Vehicles Set Ablaze
A group holding a Ram Navami procession clashed with the police in Bengal’s Asansol this afternoon. Stones were thrown at police vehicles and motorcycles were set on fire, according to sources. There is no information on the casualty.
5 Persons Sustain Minor Injuries in a Blast in Srinagar District
A blast occurred at Ganai Mohalla, in Soura in Srinagar district, inside a joint compound of a residential premises on Monday, 15 April. Three children and two other people sustained minor injuries in the incident. All injured are reported to be stable .
Fire Breaks out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
A fire has broken out at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, according to the fire service. A major operation is under way, the fire department added, while a city hall spokesman said on Twitter that the area was being cleared.
6-Yr-Old Falls in Noida Drain, NDRF Roped in for Search
A six-year-old child fell into an open drain on Monday afternoon following which a search operation was launched by the police and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to rescue him, police said.
The incident took place in the afternoon when a couple of children were crossing the drain near Salarpur Khadar village and one of them accidentally fell into it, a police official said.
The child has been identified as Saurabh, a class 1 student, who lived with his family in a village in Sector 81, the official said.
Palghar Cops Issue Notices to Writers, Social Activists
In run up to the Lok Sabha elections, the police in neighbouring Palghar district in Maharashtra have issued prevention notices to writers, poet and social activists.
These notices were served under section 149 of the CrPC to prevent any criminal offence in the backdrop of ensuing elections, said a Palghar police spokesperson.
The notices were issued to activists and writers, which include Simon Martin, Marcus Dabre, Janata Dal leader Dominic Gonsalves and Dominica Dabre, he said.
No further details were provided.
Businessman Shot Dead in Kirti Nagar, Accused Arrested
A businessman Anand Aggarwal shot dead by unidentified assailant in Kirti Nagar. Accused has been arrested. Investigation is underway.