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US Halts Recent Practice of Disclosing Nuclear Weapon

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent US government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

The decision was revealed in a recent Department of Energy letter to the Federation of American Scientists, a private group that studies nuclear weapons issues and advocates for government openness on national security issues.

(Source: AP)

Guatemala Presidential Candidate Hit with US Drug Charges in New York

Guatemalan presidential candidate has been charged with conspiring to import cocaine to the United States in a bid to secure cartel funds for his election.

(Source: AFP)

Over 50 Boko Haram Fighters Killed in Nigeria Attack: Military N'Djamena

More than fifty Boko Haram fighters have been killed in an attack on a multi-national force in northeastern Nigeria, a military spokesperson said Wednesday.

(Source: AFP)

FB: 1.5 Mn People's Email Accounts Uploaded Unintentionally

1.5 million people’s email contacts may have been unintentionally uploaded when they were creating their accounts, according to Facebook’s estimates. But, contacts were not shared with anyone and the company is going to delete them.

(Source: Reuters)

Also Read : BJP Spent Rs 51 Lakh On Facebook Ads During 48-Hr Silence Period

2 Naxals Killed in Chattisgarh

2 Naxals, allegedly involved in the killing of a BJP MLA and four security personnel have been killed in an encounter with District Reserve Guard (DRG) in the forest area of Dhanikarka under Kuakonda police station limits in Chattisgarh.

(Source: ANI)

Mueller Report to Be Received After Barr News Conference

Congress to receive Mueller report before noon Thursday, after Attorney General Barr news conference said a Justice official.

(Source: AP)

Lenders Express Hope for Jet Airways Bid Process

Lenders express hope that bid process is likely to be successful in determining fair value of Jet Airways in transparent manner.

(Source: PTI)

N.Korea's Kim Oversees Test of New Weapon With 'Powerful Warhead'

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical weapon with a "powerful warhead", state media reported Thursday, in the first test of its kind since nuclear negotiations with Washington stalled.

(Source: AFP)

Boeing Conducts Final Test Flight of 737 MAX With Software Fix

Boeing has conducted a final test flight of a 737 MAX model with an updated anti-stall system prior to its certification by aviation authorities, the aerospace manufacturer has said.

(Source: AFP)

Sensex at 39,389.56; Nifty at 11,804.25

The benchmark BSE Sensex extended its record run by rising over 200 points in early trade Thursday led by gains in index heavyweight RIL ahead of its earnings. Investor sentiment was also boosted by unabated foreign fund inflow, experts said.

After hitting a lifetime high (intra-day) of 39,487.45, the 30-share index was trading 136.38 points or 0.35 per cent higher at 39,412.02. The NSE Nifty too soared to another record high of 11,856 in early session.

(Source: PTI)

Gunmen Kill 14 Bus Passengers in Southwest Pakistan

Gunmen ambush a bus and kill 14 passengers in Pakistan after forcing them off the vehicle on a highway in the country's southwest, officials say.

(Source: AP)

Fox Cancels Marvel Drama 'The Gifted'

Fox Studios has decided to not renew its sophomore drama series "The Gifted" for a third season.

(Source: PTI)

Taiwan Hit By 6.1 Earthquake

Strong 6.1 earthquake hits Taiwan and shakes buildings in Taipei said the weather bureau.

(Source: AFP)

Christian Michel's Bail Plea Reserved by Delhi Court

A Delhi Court Thursday reserved its order on a plea of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, who had sought seven-day interim bail to celebrate Easter with family.

(Source: PTI)

Amazon to Pull Plug on China Retail Operations Says Report

Amazon is planning to close down online retail operations catering to consumers in China, in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba, a report said on Thursday.

(Source: AFP)

3 Killed, 10 Injured in Minibus Accident

Three persons were killed and 10 others injured when a minibus carrying them overturned in Aurangabad district on late Wednesday night, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Nepal Launches Its First Satellite From USA

Nepal Thursday successfully launched its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from America, evoking unbridled excitement among the people and scientists.

The satellite developed by the Nepalese scientists was launched at 2:31 am (Nepal time) from Virginia in United States, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

(Source: PTI)

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BJP Yuva Morcha Member Found Hanging From Tree in WB

West Bengal: A 22-year-old BJP Yuva Morcha member Sisupal Sahis was found hanging from a tree in Senabana village of Arsha (Purulia) today. Police have started an investigation.

(Source: ANI)

Vatican Envoy Questioned on Sex Abuse Charges

Police question Vatican envoy to Paris on sex abuse charges, say sources.

(Source: AFP)

NASA Astronaut to Set Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days, which would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said.

(Source: PTI)

ITBP Jawan Injured in Naxal Blast

One ITBP jawan was injured in an IED blast by Naxals in Rajnandgaon.

(Source: ANI)

Also Read : Chhattisgarh Polls: Naxals Trigger IED Blast, ITBP Jawan Injured

Grounded Jet Airways' Shares Sink Over 27 pc

Jet Airways’ shares plunged over 27 per cent on Thursday over doubts whether the grounded India airline will fly again.

(Source: ANI)

Two Men Rape Teenaged Girl After Tying up Her Friend in Maharashtra

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two unidentified persons, who tied her male friend to a tree before committing the offence in Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.

(Source: PTI)

Filipinos Start Evacuating From Libyan Capital; 1 Wounded

Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday.

(Source: AP)

Universe's First Molecule Detected in Space

Scientists have detected what is considered to be the most ancient type of molecule in our universe, in space for the first time ever.

Helium hydride ions (HeH+) were the first molecules that formed almost 14 billion years ago, when falling temperatures in the young universe allowed recombination of the light elements produced in the Big Bang.

(Source: PTI)

US Imposes Travel Ban, Sanctions on Cuba

The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Cuba including limitations on travel.

(Source: ANI)

Two New Teams Added to T20 Mumbai League

Two new teams will be added to the second edition of the T20 Mumbai League to make it an eight-team event which is to be held from May 14 to 26 at the Wankhede Stadium.

(Source: PTI)

France to Hold Day-Long Tribute to Notre Dame Firefighters

France is paying a day-long tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames.

French President Emmanuel Macron will host the firefighters for a special gathering to share “words of thanks,” according to his office. Top government ministers will also take part in the event at the presidential palace in Paris.

(Source: AP)

Bombay HC Quashes Case Against Quint Journalist, Retired Soldier

The Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed a case lodged against a senior journalist and a retired soldier for allegedly abetting the suicide of an Army jawan and carrying out a sting operation in a prohibited area.

While quashing the case, a division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre observed that accused journalist Poonam Agarwal had not done anything that affected the national interest.

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US Justice Department Expected to Release Redacted Version of Mueller Report

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller – but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s campaign. The redactions will be as specified by US attorney general William Barr.

(Source: AP)

Also Read : Trump Ups His Attacks With Redacted Mueller Report Due Thursday

AgustaWestland Scam: Delhi Court Dismisses Christian Michel's Bail Plea

A Delhi court dismissed the bail plea of alleged middleman Christian Michel, who had been arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case.

(Source: PTI)

Sensex Slips From Lifetime High

Equity benchmark Sensex retreated from its lifetime high to close 135 points lower today as investors booked profits at higher levels amid weak global cues.

After rising to an intra-day record of 39,487.45 points, the 30-share index turned negative to settle 135.36 points (or 0.34 per cent) lower at 39,140.28. The broader NSE Nifty slipped 34.35 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 11,752.80. The benchmark indices had closed at record highs on Tuesday based on earnings optimism and a forecast of a near-normal monsoon.

(Source: PTI)

India Drops Two Places on World Press Freedom Index

India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released on Thursday, with the lead up to the ongoing Indian general elections flagged as a particularly dangerous time for journalists.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo Says He Won Re-Election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he’s the winner of the country’s presidential election with preliminary results showing he received 54% of the vote.

He told reporters about 20 leaders of nations from Southeast Asia and other regions have congratulated him on securing a second term. The vote estimate is based on so-called quick counts of a sample of polling stations by reputable survey organizations.

(Source: AP)

China to Launch Asteroid Probe, Calls for Partners

China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.

The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples, said Liu Jizhong, head of China's Exploration and Space Engineering Centre.

(Source: AFP)

Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia says Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia in late April, the Kremlin said.

(Source: AFP)

Pak Finance Minister Asad Umar Quits Ahead of IMF deal

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet on Thursday before securing a crucial multi-billion dollar IMF bailout package for the cash-strapped country, amid mounting criticism by the opposition and business community over the handling of the economic crisis.

(Source: PTI)

India's Online Retail Market to Cross $170 bn by FY30: Report

Online retail in India is expected to cross USD 170 billion by FY30, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 23 percent, according to a Jefferies report.

Online retail, which is currently around 25 percent of total organised retail market in India, can potentially increase to around 37 percent of the total organised retail market during this period, the report said. Currently, the total online retail in the country is pegged at USD 18 billion.

(Source: PTI)

Bombay HC Refuses to Intervene in Jet Airways Crisis

The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to intervene in the Jet Airways crisis, saying it cannot direct the government and the Reserve Bank of India to rescue a "sick company".

A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar dismissed a writ petition seeking the government and the central bank be asked to direct the consortium of banks help the cash-starved airline, which was grounded from Wednesday indefinitely.

(Source: PTI)

Home Ministry Suspends LoC Trade in J&K from 19 April

The Home Ministry has decided to suspend LoC trade at Salamabad & Chakkan-da-Bagh in J&K. Meanwhile, stricter regulatory&enforcement mechanism is being worked out & will be put in place in consultation with various agencies.

The action has been taken as the Govt has been receiving reports of cross LoC trade routes being misused by Pakistan based elements for funneling illegal weapons, narcotics & fake currency etc., said the ministry.

(Source: ANI)

Reliance Industries Q4 net Jumps 9.8 pc to Record Rs 10,362 cr

Reliance Industries Thursday reported a record net profit of Rs 10,362 crore in the March quarter as robust revenue from retail and telecom businesses offset weakness in core oil refining and petrochemical segment.

Net profit in January-March at Rs 10,362 crore, or Rs 17.5 a share, was 9.8 per cent higher than Rs 9,438 crore, or 15.9 per share, in the same quarter last year, the company said in a statement.

(Source:PTI)

Boeing CEO: Making 'Steady Progress' on Certifying 737 Max Software Update

Boeing is making "steady progress" on the path to certifying of a crucial software update for the 737 MAX aircraft, CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said after two fatal crashes in recent months forced the grounding of the model, including by Indian carriers.

(Source: PTI)

Russia Interfered in US Election, Trump Innocent: AG Barr

The Russian government sought to interfere in US election process, said US Attorney General William Barr, talking about the Mueller report. He added that there was no evidence of Trump campaign's collusion with Russian government during 2016 presidential elections.

(Source: PTI)

Mueller Report Released: Reveals How Trump Tried to Control Russia Probe

Robert Mueller’s report reveals US President Donald Trump’s efforts to seize control of the Russia probe and force the special counsel’s removal.

A redacted version of Mueller’s report was released today.

(Source: AP)

Well Collapsed in Pune's Ambegaon, One Person Trapped

One person has been trapped under the debris of a well that collapsed near Ganesh Nagar Kolar Vadi in Pune’s Ambegaon. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team conducting rescue operation.

(Source: ANI)

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