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Pulwama Resident Shot Dead by Militants in Gulzarpora

One individual was shot dead by militants in Gulzarpora, Awantipora late on Thursday, 14 March. He has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Lone, a resident of Dogripora, ANI reported.

Initial investigations revealed that he was forcibly taken away by terrorists and shot dead. Police have registered a case.

Shooting Reported in New Zealand's South Island City

A shooting situation was reported at a mosque in New Zealand’s South Island city. Armed police was seen in the city as local media reported multiple casualties.

(Source: AFP)

Israel Strikes Gaza Targets Following Tel Aviv Rocket Attack

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.

The rocket attack on Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and marked the first time that Tel Aviv, some 80 kilometers north of Gaza, has been targeted since a 2014 war. Though the attack caused no damage or injuries, it was a significant escalation and set the stage for a tough Israeli reprisal.

(Source: AP)

NIA Issues Fresh Summons for Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Naseem Geelani

The National Investigation Agency has issued fresh summons for Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Geelani for 18 and 19 March.

(Source: ANI)

YSR Congress Leader YS Vivekananda Passes Away

YSR Congress party leader, YS Vivekananda Reddy, passed away due to heart attack, in Kadapa. He was the brother of former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

(Source: ANI)

SC Asks BCCI to Reconsider Sreesanth's Plea in Spot Fixing Case

Supreme Court in its order has lifted he life ban on S Sreesanth in the spot fixing case and has asked the BCCI to reconsider 's plea within three months.

(Source: ANI)

SC Gives Notice to EC on Plea For Verifying EVM Results with VVPAT

Supreme Court issued notice to the Election Commission on plea of 21 Opposition parties seeking direction that 50 percent EVM results are matched and crosschecked with VVPATs before the declaration of results in the upcoming General Elections.

The apex court has listed the matter for 25 March.

(Source: ANI)

BJP CEC Meeting to be Held Tomorrow

BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to be held tomorrow.

(Source: ANI)

SC Issues Notice to CBI Over Lalu Prasad's Bail Plea

Supreme Court issues notice to CBI on bail plea filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in 3 fodder scam cases.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought response from CBI within two weeks. Yadav sought bail on medical grounds.

(Source: ANI)

SC Issues Notice to EC on DMK's Plea Seeking Bypolls in TN

SC issues notice to EC on DMK’s plea seeking directions to hold by-elections for three vacant assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.

ED Moves Delhi Court to Quiz Separatist Leader Geelani's Son-in-Law

ED moves Delhi court to quiz separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Shah, others in Tihar in terror-funding case.

BSP to Contest Polls in AP, Telangana With Jana Sena

Mayawati has confirmed that the BSP will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with Jana Sena. The parties have almost finalised the seat sharing.

(Source: ANI)

Former Congress MP Arvind Sharma Joins BJP

A day after Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP, Former Congress MP Arvind Sharma has joined the saffron party.

AgustaWestland Case: Court Allows ED to Interrogate Deepak Talwar

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday allowed Enforcement Directorate to interrogate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in judicial custody as per jail rules in AgustsWestland case.

The ED can question him from Monday to Friday between 9 am to 6 pm.

(Source: ANI)

Rs 54 Lakh Cash Seized Since Imposition of Model Code of Conduct

Sanjeev Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer Karnataka on Friday said “total cash seizure till date (since the imposition of Model Code of Conduct ) is Rs 54 lakh, liquor worth Rs 8.53 crore also seized, 650 gm of gold and 40 kg of silver have also been seized and 1,818 excise cases have been registered.”

(Source: ANI)

NCP Releases List of 5 Candidates for 2019 LS Polls

The Nationalist Congress Party releases list of five candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Parth Ajit Pawar to contest from parliamentary constituency of Maval in Pune district.

(Source: ANI)

Apna Dal Enters in Alliance With BJP, to Contest on 2 Seats in UP

Apna Dal party entered into alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party, to contest on two seats in Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: ANI)

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi Releases First List of 37 Candidates

Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi released first list of 37 candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Patiala Court Issues Summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AAP Leaders in Defamation Case

Delhi's Patiala House Court issues summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leader Atishi Marlena, AAP MP Sushil Gupta and MLA Manoj Kumar in a defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajiv babbar, asking them to appear before the Court on 30 April.

Tamil Nadu: Fire Breaks Out at Plastic Godown at Sundarapuram in Coimbatore

Fire breaks out at a plastic waste godown at Sundarapuram in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

(Source: ANI)

Himachal Pradesh: Shimla Hit By Heavy Hailstorm

Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla was hit by a heavy hailstorm on Friday.

(Source: ANI)

Priyanak Gandhi to Take 3-Day 'Ganga Yatra' From 18 March

Congress General Secretary UP-East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to take a thee-day, 140 km long 'ganga-yatra' on a steamer boat, starting with Chhatnag in Prayagraj on 18 March. She will also meet people of the villages and towns falling en route her final.

(Source: ANI)

ECI Holds Meeting of Multi-Departmental Committee on Election Intelligence

Election Commission of India holds meeting of Multi-Departmental Committee on Election Intelligence, ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019.

DG BCAS, DG BSF, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND) and DG CRPF is also present at the meeting.

(Source: ANI)

In 2009, India Was Alone, While in 2019 It Has Worldwide Support: Swaraj on JeM Chief Banning Issue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the leaders who term China's blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a "diplomatic failure" must see that India was alone when the move was first made in 2009 under the UPA rule, while it has worldwide support in 2019.

Her remarks came a day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minster Narendra Modi over China's blocking of the UN resolution to designate Azhar a global terrorist, alleging that the PM was "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

(Source: PTI)

ED Seizes Indian Currency Worth 90 Lakh From Forex Hawala Operator Harish Bhatija

Enforcement Directorate has seized foreign currency worth Rs 93 lakh and Indian currency worth Rs 90 lakh under FEMA from Forex Hawala Operator Harish Bhatija of Jaipur.

(Source: ANI)

Man Arrested for Possession of Ammunition in Murshidabad

Police has arrested a man in possession of eight 7.65mm pistol, one 9mm pistol and 21 round ammunition of 7.65 mm, five round ammunition of .303mm and eight 12 bore live ammunition in West Bengal’s Murshidabad.

(Source: ANI)

YSR Congress Party Demands CBI Probe Into YS Vivekananda Reddy's Death


YSR Congress Party demands CBI probe into the death of YSR leader, YS Vivekananda Reddy who passed away earlier today

(Source: ANI)

Car Catches Fire at Mumbai's Deonar Road

A car caught fire at Mumbai’s Deonar Road today.

(Source: ANI)

Leopard Tranquilized, Rescued in Alwar

Forest officials tranquilized and rescued a leopard in Alwar that had entered a residential area in Scheme number 1 earlier today.

(Source: ANI)

India'd Overall Imports in April-Feb 2018-19 Estimated to be USD 577.31

India’s overall imports in April-February 2018-19* are estimated to be USD 577.31 billion, a growth of 9.42 per cent over the same period last year.

(Source: ANI)

India's Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply to a 17-Month Low in Feb

India's trade deficit narrows sharply to a 17-month low in February.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

West Bengal: Left Front in West Bengal Announces List of 25 Candidates for LS Polls

The Left Front in West Bengal announced a list of 25 candidates for Lok Sabha elections.

(Source: ANI)

TMC Youth Gen Secy Filed Complaint Over Article 'Maa Mati Manush Ekhon Money Money Money'

TMC Youth Gen Secy filed a police complaint at Titagarh Police Station over news article titled 'Maa Mati Manush Ekhon Money Money Money' published by 'Ekdin'.

The complaint also stated that the comment made by former TMC MLA Arjun Singh was politically defaming and aimed at maligning AITC.

(Source: ANI)

Boeing to Roll out Software Upgrade for 737 MAX Stall Prevention in 10 Days: Source

Boeing to roll out software upgrade for 737 MAX stall prevention in 10 days, AFP reported quoting source.

NAG Writes to Union Minister Gangwar Over Issue of Pending Salaries From Jet Airways Airline

National Aviators Guild (NAG), which represents Jet Airways' pilots has written to Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar for intervention over the issue of pending salaries and dues from the airline.

(Source: ANI)

Three Arrested For Hawala, Gold Smuggling Syndicate

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence zonal unit busted a hawala & gold smuggling syndicate in Delhi on 13 March. Foreign currency equivalent to Rs 3.22 cr, foreign marked gold worth Rs 2.1 cr, gold jewellery worth Rs 1.75 cr along with Rs 42.5 lakhs of unaccounted cash was recovered in this operation.

Three persons were apprehended in this operation.

Congress Releases Third List of 18 Candidates

Congress releases third list of 18 candidates (5 Assam, 8 Telangana, 2 Meghalaya and 1 each for Nagaland, Sikkim & UP) for the upcoming LS polls. Sushmita Dev to contest from Silchar, G Gogoi to contest from Kaliabor, Mukul Sangma to contest from Tura & Tanuj Punia from Barabanki.

(Source: ANI)

SKM Parts Ways with BJP in Sikkim

The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) on Friday called off its nascent alliance with the BJP and decided to contest all assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim.


Minor Dalit Girl Abducted, Killed over Land Dispute in MP

A minor Dalit girl was abducted and killed allegedly by a person with whom her family had a land dispute here in Madhya Pradesh, a police official said Friday.

The incident took place in village Berkhedi under Banda tehsil of the district.


Ravi Shankar Prasad Hits Out at Cong for Not Showing Courage in Tackling Terror

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday hit out at the Congress for "not showing courage" after the terror attack in Mumbai in 2011, and lauded the NDA government for retaliating after the Pulwama blast which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF men.


Seven Killed in Road Mishap in Chhattisgarh

Seven people, including three women and two minor girls, were killed and two others injured when their SUV collided with a truck in Chhattisgarhs Kondagaon district Friday night, police said.


Recent India-Pak Conflict Arose Due to Terrorists That Departed from Pakistan: Pompeo

The recent India-Pakistan conflict arose due to terrorists that departed from Pakistan, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, asking Islamabad to stop "harbouring" terrorists.


IS Suicide Bombers Attack Crowds Fleeing Last Redoubt: Sdf Spokesman

The Islamic State group Friday launched three coordinated suicide attacks targeting crowds leaving their embattled last redoubt in eastern Syria, killing six people, a spokesman for the force battling the jihadists said.


Cyclone Cuts off Mozambique

Tropical cyclone Idai battered Mozambican coastal city Beira Friday, leaving half a million people virtually cut off after power lines crashed, airport shut and roads were swamped by flooding that killed 66 people nationwide.


Cyclone Idai: Indian Navy Diverts Ships for Disaster Relief

In the wake of cyclone Idai hitting the Mozambican coast, the Indian Navy on Friday diverted ships to the African country for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work.


Trump Vetoes Legislation to Reject Emergency

US President Donald Trump signs veto of congressional rebuke on border emergency.


Police Responds to Reports of Man With Gun at Mall in LA

Police are responding to reports of a man with a gun at a mall in Los Angeles. LAPD officers clearing the area, but at this time police have no evidence of a shooting or victims.


Local TV Journalist Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Police say a local TV journalist was shot and killed in eastern Afghanistan, less than a week after a journalist in the southern Helmand province was wounded by a sticky bomb attached to his car.

(Source: PTI)

India to Host U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

India to host FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020.


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