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If Tehran Attacks, It Will Be 'Official End of Iran': Trump

US President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.

"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again," Trump said in a tweet.

(Source: AFP)

Transgender Chops Genitals of Youth in Uttar Pradesh

Genitals of a youth from Uttar Pradesh’s Kanth was allegedly chopped by a transgender. “The youth is admitted to hospital and is stable now. Case has been registered and investigation is underway,” Additional SP (City) Dinesh Tripathi said.

(Source: ANI)

Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Signals Intent to Continue Output Cuts

Oil prices jumped as much as one percent on Monday after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih indicated there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to continue limiting supplies.

Brent crude futures were at 72.98 dollars a barrel at 0009 GMT, up 77 cents, or 1.1 percent, from their last close. Brent closed down 0.6 percent on Friday.

(Source: Reuters)

Shepherd Attacked in J&K

Abdul Samad Hajam, a shepherd was injured after a bear attacked him while he was grazing his cattle in Balal forest area yesterday. He is admitted to Government Medical Hospital, Doda and is out of danger now.

(Source: ANI)

Eleven Killed in Shooting in Bar in Brazil

Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.

There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting.

(Source: AFP)

US Ambassador Makes Rare Visit to Tibet

The US ambassador to China is making the first trip to Tibet by an American envoy in four years after obtaining rare access to the restricted region, his embassy said Monday.

(Source: AFP)

Spanish Tech Company Unveils Futuristic Train Design

A Spanish tech company has unveiled its design for a futuristic train - the latest bid to create the world's first hyperloop travel system.

(Source: Reuters)

Hundreds Protest Strict Alabama Abortion Law

Around 400 people took to the streets in the capital city of the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.

(Source: AFP)

Singapore-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Chennai Airport

A Singapore-bound flight of a private carrier, which took off from Tiruchirapalli, made an emergency landing at the Chennai airport on Monday following a 'spark' in the engine, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

US Navy Destroyer Carries Out Operation in South China Sea

A US Navy destroyer carried out a ‘freedom of navigation’ operation in the South China Sea on Sunday.

(Source: Reuters)

Google Suspends Business With Huawei

Google suspends business with Huawei, according to exclusive information by Reuters.

(Source: Reuters)

Woman Arrested for Killing Husband With Lover's Help

Shamli police have arrested a woman, her lover and two others for allegedly beating her husband to death in the district's Khedi Kemru village, officials said on Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Driver Dead, 24 Passengers Injured After Bus Ramming Into Parked Truck

Driver dead and 24 passengers injured after a bus rammed into a parked truck on Lucknow-Agra expressway in Hasanganj police station area. Injured have been rescued and admitted to a hospital.

(Source: ANI)

2 Dead, 20 Injured After Buses Collide

2 dead and over 20 passengers were injured after two buses collided on Mumbai-Pune highway in Khalapur, Raigad. Rescue and relief operation underway.

(Source: ANI)

Sub-Inspector Killed in Delhi

Sub-Inspector Rajkumar was killed last night in Kasturba Nagar, Vivek Vihar. According to his family, he had gone for a walk after dinner when he had a fight with some miscreants because the police had set up a permanent picket in the area where bootleggers reside. Accused arrested.

(Source: ANI)

Novel Robotic Drone Can Fly, Drive

Scientists have developed the first robot drone that can fly like a quadcopter, drive on tough terrain and squeeze into tight spaces using the same motors.

The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot), created by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel, can fly over obstacles or run underneath them.

(Source: PTI)

Rajeev Kumar Seeks Extension of Protection by SC

Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar approaches Supreme Court seeking extension of seven days protection given to him by the court; cites strike of lawyers in West Bengal a reason for the extension.

(Source: ANI)

32 Dead in Tajikistan Prison Riot

A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday.

Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, the justice ministry said in a statement.

The prison in Vakhdat, 17 kilometres east of the capital Dushanbe, holds 1,500 inmates.

It said the prisoners first stabbed to death three guards, and then five other inmates "in order to intimidate" the others.

They then took other prisoners hostage before opening fire on the jail's medical facilities.

(Source: AFP)

SC Issues Notice to Former MD of IL&FS

Supreme Court issues notice to Hari Sankaran, former MD of IL&FS, on hearing a plea filed by the Centre. Sankaran was arrested by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) for his alleged role in loan defaults of IL&FS and its group companies.

(Source: ANI)

Swedish Authority Had Filed Request for Assange to be Detained

Swedish prosecution authority says it filed a request for Julian Assange to be detained in his absence in relation to rape investigation.

(Source: Reuters)

5 Nabbed by BSF in Bikaner

5 people nabbed by Border Security Force (BSF) in Khajuwala, Bikaner last night. A car and Rs 10 lakh in cash seized from them. Case has been registered.

(Source: ANI)

Sushma Swaraj to Represent India at Foreign Ministers' Meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be representing India in the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization to be held at Bishkek in Kyrgyz Republic on 21 and 22 May, news agency ANI reported.

Exchange of Fire Between Police and Naxals in Gadchiroli

A brief exchange of fire took place between state police and Naxals in Kopori Gaon forest area in Gadchiroli, following which the Naxals managed to escape.

More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Curfew Relaxed in Violence-Hit Bhaderwah Town

Curfew was relaxed in the entire Bhaderwah town for the first time on Monday since its imposition last week following the killing of a person in a firing incident and subsequent violence, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Body of Missing Teacher Found in J&K Lake

The body of a teacher, who went missing last week, was recovered from a lake in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Court Directs Police SP to Provide Security to Lawyers Visiting Malegaon Blast Site

A Special NIA Court has directed the Nashik police SP to provide security to the defence lawyers in this case who want to visit the blast site of the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

(Source: ANI)

Sensex at 39,249.76, up by 1,318.99 Points.

Sensex at 39,249.76, up by 1,318.99 points.

(Source: ANI)

Pak's Sindh University Cancels Admission of Woman With ISIS Background Karachi

The University of Sindh in Pakistan has cancelled the admission of a 22-year-old woman student, who received weapons training from the ISIS in Syria and was part of a failed plot to carry out a suicide attack on a church in Lahore.

(Source: PTI)

Ukraine Inaugurates Comedian Zelensky as President

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties.

(Source: AFP)

Maoists, Security Forces Exchange Fire in Maharashtra

An exchange of fire took place on Monday between Maoists and security forces in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

Indian's Charity in UAE Enters Guinness World Records for Holding Longest Iftar

A charity run by an Indian in the UAE has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for its hunger relief efforts during the holy month of Ramzan in Abu Dhabi.

(Source: PTI)

5 Detained Near Indo-Pak Border Under Suspicious Circumstances

Five men have been detained after allegedly being found under suspicious circumstances near the Indo-Pak border by the Border Security Force in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, an official said Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Far-Right Ministers Ready to Quit Austria Government: Party Official

Far-right ministers are ready to quit Austria government, says party official.

(Source: AFP)

Air New Zealand Picks Boeing for Wide-Body Jet Order

According to sources, Air New Zealand has picked Boeing for wide-body jet order.

(Source: Reuters)

SC Dismisses Petition About Non-Application of SEBC Act

Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by, Janhit Manch, challenging the Nagpur bench order about non-application of the SEBC Act (Maratha Reservation) to PG medical and dental courses. Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by, Janhit Manch, challenging the Nagpur bench order about non-application of the SEBC Act (Maratha Reservation) to PG medical and dental courses.

(Source: ANI)

Afghan Official: Gunmen Hit Kabul Checkpoint, Kill 3 Police Officers

An Afghan official says gunmen stormed a checkpoint in Kabul, killing at least three police officers.

(Source: AP)

Russia Air Strikes Kill 10 Civilians in Northwest Syria: Monitor

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire there.

(Source: AFP)

Seven Killed, Including Two Police, in Mali Attack

According to security officials, seven people have been killed in an attack in Mali, Indonesia. The deceased also included two security officials.

(Source: AFP)

Kashmiri Pandits Will Launch 'Sustained' Struggle for Restoration of Identity

Kashmiri Pandits have "pledged" to launch a "sustained struggle" in Jammu and Kashmir for restoration of their "lost identity and rights", an outfit representing the community has said.

(Source: PTI)

2 SAP Personnel Injured in Encounter With Maoists

Two Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel of Jharkhand were injured during an encounter with Maoists in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Monday, a senior police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

Far-Right Ministers Ready to Quit Austria Gov't After Scandal

Austrian far-right ministers on Monday were ready to leave their positions after a corruption scandal caused the coalition government to collapse, the party leader said.

(Source: AFP)

Sushma Swaraj to Attend SCO Foreign Ministers Meet in Bishkek From Tuesday

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend a two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), beginning Tuesday, in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, during which several pressing issues including threat of terrorism are expected to be discussed.

(Source: PTI)

4 Nigerian Nationals Held With Cocaine Worth Rs 2.4 Lakh in Mumbai

The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police arrested four Nigerian nationals with cocaine worth Rs 2.4 lakh in suburban Goregaon, an official said Monday.

(Source: PTI)

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PDP Worker Attacked in Kulgam Dies

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker attacked by militants in Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries early on Monday in a Srinagar hospital, police said.

(Source: IANS)

UGC Asks Varsities to Observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism Day

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism day to wean away the youth from terrorism.

The activities suggested for the day include debates, discussions, symposium, pledge taking ceremony and screening of films.

(Source: PTI)

Turkey Orders Arrest of 249 Foreign Ministry Staff

Turkish authorities on Monday ordered the arrest of 249 past and present foreign ministry personnel suspected of ties to the group blamed for a failed 2016 coup, the prosecutor's office said.

At least 78 have already been detained, the office in the capital Ankara said.

(Source: AFP)

Swedish Prosecutor Issues Formal Request to Hold Assange on Rape Suspicion

Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

(Source: PTI)

NIA Conducts Raids at 10 Places in Tamil Nadu

NIA conducts raids at 10 places in the state in connection with a case filed on 8 January against eight people for allegedly supporting ISIS. The raids are being conducted at Ramanathapuram, Salem and Chidambaram.

(Source: ANI)

Reservations in Favour of the Candidates Belonging to SEBC Classes

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today signed Maha State Reservation (of seats for admission in educational institutions in State & appointments in public services & posts under State) for Socially&Educationally Backward Classes (Amendment & Validation) Ordinance, 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Maharashtra State Commission for Woman to Take Action Against Actor Vivek Oberoi

Maharashtra State Commission for Woman mulling to take action against actor Vivek Oberoi on his objectionable tweet on the exit polls.

(Source: ANI)

Pak Continuing With Its Anti-India Activities Along LoC

Asserting that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "under control", the Army said Monday Pakistan is continuing with its anti-India activities along the Line of Control (LoC) by trying to infiltrate militants into the Valley and promoting drug trade.

(Source: PTI)

2 Dead as Truck Falls Into Gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda

A teenager and a youth were killed when a truck skidded off a road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Monday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Sexual Harassment Charge Filed Against Tripura MLA

Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.

(Source: IANS)

Pellet Victims Protest, Demand Ban on Use of Pellet Guns

A group of pellet victims, who were injured during law and order situations in the Kashmir Valley over the past few years, Monday held a protest here demanding complete ban on the use of pellet guns by security forces.

(Source: PTI)

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Notice Issued to Vivek Oberio: Chief of Maharashtra State Commission for Women

The chief of Maharashtra State Commission for Women has said that the commission has taken cognizance of actor Vivek Oberoi's tweet on exit polls and a notice is being issued to him.

(Source: ANI)

SC to Hear Tomorrow Centre's Plea on Applicability of Black Money Law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear on Tuesday the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court order staying its notification to allow the 2016 black money law to operate with retrospective effect from July, 2015 to book and probe offenders.

(Source: PTI)

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6 Arrested Over Links to Training Facility of Banned Extremist Group in Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested six suspects, including an employee at the Parliament, over their alleged links to a training facility of the banned Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) in Kurunegala, police said on Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Doctors at the Hindu Rao Hospital Go on an Indefinite Strike

The resident doctors of the Hindu Rao hospital went on an indefinite strike over non-payment of their salaries. The strike paralysed health services at the hospital operated by North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).

(Source: PTI)

Kerala Govt Rejects Report That Pointed to Lapses in Dam Management

Kerala government has moved the state high court, seeking to reject the amicus curiae's report pointing out lapses in dam management that aggravated the impact of devastating floods in the state in August last year in which over 400 people died.

(Source: PTI)

13 Dead and 2 Injured on a National Highway in Maharashtra

13 people died and 2 were injured in an accident on Dhule- Nagpur National Highway in Maharashtra.

(Source: ANI)

Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Climber Spotted on Monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after climber spotted on monument.

(Source: AFP)

UK Election Watchdog to Launch Review of Brexit Party Finances

Britain's Electoral Commission regulator said on Monday it would review fundraising by the new Brexit Party founded by anti-EU populist Nigel Farage, which is predicted to win this week's European elections.

(Source: PTI)

2 Bodies Found Near Ambala Railway Station

The bodies of two middle-aged men were found near the Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana on Monday, police said. Some locals noticed the bodies with injury marks lying in a pool of blood on the railway tracks of the Ambala-Saharanpur section. \

(Source: PTI)

Woman Was Injured After Unidentified Assailants Opened Fire at Her

A woman was injured after unidentified assailants opened fire at her house in Jwalapuri area. The woman's husband and children were also present in the house at the time of the incident. Police are investigating the matter.

(Source: PTI)

DCW Claims to Have Busted Sex Racket in Delhi

The Delhi Commission for Women Monday claimed to have busted a sex racket operating from a spa in a mall in Rohini.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal said they have issued a notice to police for not making any arrests in the case and also to MCD to ascertain whether they had received any complaints earlier about the spa.

(Source: PTI)

Vice Admiral Verma to File Fresh Plea in Military Tribunal on Appointment of New Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma is likely to file a fresh petition at a military tribunal here on Tuesday challenging a note by the defence ministry rejecting his plea against appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Navy Chief.

Last week, the Defence Ministry rejected Verma's petition challenging the appointment of his junior, Vice Admiral Singh, as the next Navy Chief.

(Source: PTI)

Ecuador Hands Over Julian Assange's Belongings to US

Ecuador has begun giving the US some of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange's possessions, including legal papers and electronic equipment, left behind by him after his seven-year stay in its London embassy.

(Source: PTI)

24-Year-Old Gangster Held for Assaulting Transport Authority Employee

A 24-year-old man, suspected to be the kingpin of Kobra Gang, was arrested for allegedly assaulting an employee of Ghummanhera Transport Authority last month, police said Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Militants Hurl Grenade at Police Station in South Kashmir

Militants hurled a grenade towards a police station in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night, but there was no damage, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

SEBI Proposes Changes to Norms for Municipal Bonds Issuance

SEBI proposed changes to regulations for issuance of municipal bonds as part of efforts to enable fund raising by bodies similar to municipalities.

(Source: PTI)

US Has Not Reached out to Iran for Talks: Trump

US has not reached out to Iran for talks, says Trump.

(Source: AFP)

Class 11 Student Stabbed to Death in Bihar

Aman Raj, a class 11 student was allegedly stabbed to death during a clash between two groups in Bihar’s Patrakar Nagar, earlier today. The student was returning from coaching classes when the incident took place.

(Source: ANI)

US President Trump Tells McGahn to Defy Congress’ Subpoena

President Trump directs former White House counsel McGahn to defy congressional subpoena.

The White House on Monday cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department, which argues that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser.

(Source: AP)

US Commerce Department Scales Back Restrictions on Huawei

The US Commerce Department created a temporary general license restoring Huawei’s ability to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets.

The license, which was posted for public inspection, scales back the restrictions imposed by the US government last week on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s buying US goods in order to help existing customers. The temporary license lasts until 19 August.

(Source: Reuters)

Indonesia's Joko Widodo Wins Second Term as President

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president, says elections commission.

(Source: AFP)

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