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Updated20 Sep 2019, 12:47 AM IST
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12:53 AM, 19 Sep

Saudis Couldn't Stop Oil Attack, Even With Top US Defences

Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America's most advanced weaponry failed to fill.

In addition to deciding whether that firepower should be turned on Iran in retaliation, the Saudis and their American allies must now figure out how to prevent a repeat of last weekend's attack - or worse, such as an assault on the Saudis' export facilities in the Persian Gulf or any of the desalination plants that supply drinking water.

(Source: AP)

12:54 AM, 19 Sep

Climate Champion Greta Tells US Congress: 'Listen to the Scientists'

Teen activist Greta Thunberg has taken her climate change fight to the US Congress, imploring the nation's lawmakers - several of whom are global warming skeptics - to "take real action" to avert environmental disaster.

(Source: AFP)

12:56 AM, 19 Sep

Woman, Daughter 'Burnt' by In-Laws Over Dowry

In Rampur, a woman and her three-month old daughter were allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws over demand for dowry in Hajipura neighbourhood.

Ajay Sharma, SP said, “Case registered. Investigation will be done on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Efforts are on to nab the accused.”

(Source: ANI)

1:18 AM, 19 Sep

Modi, Trump to Meet Twice in US Next Week: Ambassador

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet twice in less than a week this month, India's top envoy to America has said, asserting that the India-US strategic relationship has the potential to become the “defining partnership” within this century.

(Source: PTI)

2:22 AM, 19 Sep

ATS Detains Four Persons From Bhopal for Blackmailing Officials and Politicians

Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday detained four persons including three women from Bhopal for their alleged involvement in blackmailing officials and politicians. Police says,"Interrogation underway. They were detained on the basis of an FIR lodged by Indore Police."

(Source: ANI)

2:22 AM, 19 Sep

ICPA Appeals Shah to Return Pending Dues of Air India Employees

Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah appealing to return pending dues of Air India retired employees and serving employees' earned money.

(Source: ANI)

2:30 AM, 19 Sep

Saudi Oil Attacks an ‘Act of War’, Says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as an "act of war" Wednesday, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was "unquestionably" sponsored by arch-foe Iran.

“This was an Iranian attack,” Pompeo told reporters on his plane before landing in the western city of Jeddah, calling it “an act of war”.

(Source: AFP)

3:10 AM, 19 Sep

Sweeping US Sanctions on Iran Target Leaders, Oil and Trade

Ongoing US sanctions on Iran target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic republic's top brass, while also seeking to choke trade in a variety of goods from oil to carpets.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised details of new sanctions within 48 hours in response to a missile or drone attack on Saudi oil facilities that Riyadh has blamed on Iran.

New sanctions imposed in June built on a series of previous ones.

In addition to Khamenei, the sanctions target eight senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

(Source: AFP)

3:30 AM, 19 Sep

Nirmala Sitharaman to Meet Heads of Public Sector Banks in Delhi

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of public sector banks in Delhi today.

(Source: ANI)

4:29 AM, 19 Sep

Cyclonic Formation Over North TN Coast, Showers Likely

A cyclonic circulation has formed over north Tamil Nadu coast which will be responsible for heavy rains over Chennai and adjoining areas, according to Skymet Weather. Showers are likely to continue in the state for a few hours.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5:01 AM, 19 Sep

Seven Injured as Bus Rams Into Wall in MP

Seven persons got injured after a bus rammed into a wall of a house in Morena’s Kho village, earlier on Thursday.

(Source: ANI)

5:06 AM, 19 Sep

Suicide Bomb in Southern Afghanistan Kills at Least 20

An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 people.


5:16 AM, 19 Sep

Indian Army Destroys 9 Live Mortar Shells

Indian Army destroyed 9 live mortar shells of 120mm in Sandote, Basoni and Balakote village of Balakote sector in Mendhar sub-division of Poonch district, yesterday.


5:53 AM, 19 Sep

Former Congress Leader Dr Ajoy Kumar Joins AAP

Congress leader Dr Ajoy Kumar joins Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of Delhi Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia. He was the Congress Jharkhand President.

(Source: ANI)

6:04 AM, 19 Sep

Japan Court Acquits Ex-TEPCO Executives over Fukushima Disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to stem from the 2011 disaster.

The three former executives from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had faced up to five years in prison if convicted of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.

The court is expected to explain its reasoning for the ruling shortly.

In the wake of the verdict, dozens of protesters including some from the Fukushima region, who had gathered before the session began, expressed shock.

(Source: AFP)

6:41 AM, 19 Sep

CBI Arrests Former OCA Secretary In Connection With Chit Fund Scam Case

Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary, Ashirbad Behera in connection with Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case.

(Source: ANI)

7:11 AM, 19 Sep

CBI Asks West Bengal DGP for Rajeev Kumar's Contact Details

The CBI has asked the West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) to provide the contact details of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, sources said on Thursday.

A letter in this regard was sent to the top cop of West Bengal, seeking a phone number of Kumar on which he could be contacted, they added.

The CBI has set up a special team to trace Kumar, who allegedly "evaded" the agency's notices to appear before it in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scheme case, the sources said.

(Source: PTI)

7:41 AM, 19 Sep

Netanyahu Calls On Benny Gantz to Form Unity Govt Together

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government together as election results showed both without an obvious path to a majority coalition.

Netanyahu, in a video message, said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition, but the results showed it was not possible.

(Source: AFP)

8:05 AM, 19 Sep

Mamata Banerjee Meets Amit Shah in Delhi

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

(Source: ANI)

8:30 AM, 19 Sep

Two Magnitude 6.1 Earthquakes Strike Indonesia in One Hour

Two magnitude 6.1 earthquakes have struck Indonesia in the last one hour, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

(Source: ANI)

10:24 AM, 19 Sep

Nirav Modi Remanded to Custody Until 17 Oct, UK Extradition Trial Planned for May 2020

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly $2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case, was on Thursday further remanded to judicial custody until 17 October by a UK court which said it was working towards his extradition trial hearing in May next year.

(Source: PTI)

10:26 AM, 19 Sep

HC Dismisses Deepak Talwar's Bail Plea in Money Laundering Case

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.

(Source: PTI)

10:28 AM, 19 Sep

Gujarat HC Dismisses Farmers' Petitions Against Land Acquisition for Bullet Train Project

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed over 120 petitions by farmers against land acquisition for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

(Source: PTI)

11:03 AM, 19 Sep

CBI Moves Kolkata Court Seeking Warrant to Arrest Rajeev Kumar

The CBI on Thursday moved a Kolkata court seeking warrant to arrest IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case.

(Source: PTI)

11:06 AM, 19 Sep

Delhi Court Sends Ratul Puri to Jail Till 1 October

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday sent businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, to Tihar jail in the AgustaWestland money laundering case till 1 October.

(Source: ANI)

1:24 PM, 19 Sep

No Global Recession As Of Yet, Says RBI Governor

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday that there is no global recession as of yet, amid concerns of an economic slowdown in the country.

(Source: PTI)

2:49 PM, 19 Sep

SEBI Sets Up Panel to Suggests Norms, Structure for Social Stock Exchanges

The SEBI on Thursday set up a panel to suggest norms and structure for social stock exchanges to facilitate listing and fund-raising by social enterprises.

(Source: PTI)

2:54 PM, 19 Sep

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Speaks to Saudi Counterpart

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan spoke to his Saudi Arabia counterpart on Thursday and got an assurance that all the supplies would be met, an official was quoted by PTI as saying.

4:06 PM, 19 Sep

AICC Appoints Five Leaders as In-Charges for Maharashtra Assembly Elections

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Thursday appointed five leaders as in-charges for Maharashtra Assembly elections for different regions.

Mukul Wasnik has been appointed as in-charge of Vidarbha region, Avinash Pandey for Mumbai region, Rajni Patil for Western and Konkan regions, RC Khuntia for Northern Maharashtra and Rajeev Satav for Marathwada region.

(Source: ANI)

4:09 PM, 19 Sep

ED Raids Properties Linked to TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday raided properties linked to TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh in Delhi in connection with a money laundering case, officials cited by PTI said.

4:33 PM, 19 Sep

US Accuses Afghan Govt of Not Fighting Corruption, Cuts Aid

The United States on Thursday accused Afghanistan's government of failing to fight corruption and cut more than USD 160 million in direct funding, little over a week before the country's elections.

"We stand against those who exploit their positions of power and influence to deprive the Afghan people of the benefits of foreign assistance and a more prosperous future," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

Pompeo said that the United States was suspending work with the Afghan body in charge of monitoring corruption as it is "incapable of being a partner".

(Source: PTI)

5:06 PM, 19 Sep

Potential of India-US Trade to Double in Five Years: Ambassador Shringla

The bilateral trade between India and America has the potential to double and reach USD 280 billion in the next five years, India's top diplomat in the US has said, amidst intense negotiations between the two countries to resolve their trade differences.

In March, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the US will terminate India's designation as beneficiary developing country under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds and apples from 5 June, after the Trump administration revoked its preferential trade privileges.

(Source: PTI)

7:11 PM, 19 Sep

2 Pardhi Gang Members Held After Police Encounter in Noida

Two members of the notorious Pardhi gang were arrested after an exchange of fire with police, officials said.

The two got bullet injuries on their legs during the gunfight that took place on FNG road in the city under Sector 49 police station limits around 10:15 pm, they said.

(Source: PTI)

7:47 PM, 19 Sep

PM Likely to Meet Trump Between 23-25 Sept: India's UN Rep Akbaruddin

Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to UN when asked, “After Houston, When is PM likely to meet US President Trump on the sidelines of UNGA?" he replied, “I understand, President Trump is in New York between 23 and 25 September. You can be certain that it will be during this time.”

10:39 PM, 19 Sep

"Howdy Modi" Brings Together Indian-Americans, Hindu Americans: Gabbard

"Howdy Modi" is bringing together Indian-Americans and Hindu Americans from across the US, Democratic presidential aspirant and the first Hindu woman in the US Congress Tulsi Gabbard has said.

Gabbard, 38, on Thursday extended her warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his upcoming US visit beginning on Saturday.

(Source: PTI)

12:40 AM, 20 Sep

Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Houston Ahead of "Howdy Modi" Mega Event

The stage is all set for the mega "Howdy Modi" event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, but the torrential rains triggered by a tropical storm have wreaked havoc in Houston, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency in several parts of the state of Texas.

(Source: PTI)

Published: 19 Sep 2019, 12:53 AM IST

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