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Petrol and Diesel Prices Continue Upward Trend
Petrol and Diesel prices in Delhi are Rs.82.22 per litre and Rs.73.87 per litre, respectively. Petrol & Diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs.89.60 per litre and Rs.78.42 per litre, respectively.
One Dead in Shooting Near Pennsylvania Court
At least one person was killed and four others have been injured in a Wednesday afternoon shooting outside of a judge's office in Pennsylvania, a Fayette County official said.
Officials did not say whether the shooter was injured or taken into custody
Shootout out at Wisconsin Workplace, Suspect Dead
A shootout at a Wisconsin workplace left at least four persons injured, reported AP. The suspect has reportedly been killed, officials told the news agency.
(Read full story on The Quint)
6-Year-Old Attacked by Stray Dogs in Bhopal
Stray dogs attacked a 6-year old boy in Bhopal on Wednesday, 19 September, ANI reported. The victim is currently admitted in a hospital. Parents say,
“MCD is responsible for this. They get Rs 2 crores to take care of the street animals. It is their responsibility to take care of such things,” the parents told ANI.
Minor Raped in Bulandshahr
A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 18-year-old man in Bulandshahr, ANI reported.
“We have registered the case. The victim has been sent for medical tests. Further investigation is underway,” said R Ahmed, SSP Rural.
59% of All Terrorist Attacks in 2017 in 5 Asian Countries: Report
Almost 59 per cent of all terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in five Asian countries, including India and Pakistan, PTI reported, citing a US report.
The other three countries include Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines.
The total number of terrorist attacks worldwide last year decreased by 23 per cent. Similarly, the total deaths due to terrorist violence decreased by 27 per cent, according to the report.
Staff, Inmate Shot Dead in Bihar's Juvenile Correction Home
26-year-old staff Bijendra Kumar and 17-year-old inmate Saroj Kumar were shot dead allegedly by another inmate in a juvenile correctional home near Janata Chowk in Bihar’s Purnia on Wednesday. The accused and four other inmates fled the spot. An investigation is underway.
1 Drowned, 3 Missing in Lucknow During Ganesh Idol Immersion
One youth died and three went missing after they drowned in Gomti river in Lucknow during Ganesha idol immersion on Wednesday, ANI reported. Rescue operations are underway.
Bihar School Principal, Clerk Arrested for Raping Student for 9 Months
A principal and a clerk of a school in Phulwari Sharif have been arrested for allegedly raping a class 5 student for over a period of 9 months, during which she also got pregnant, ANI reported.
The duo also filmed their acts and blackmailed her over the period.
Medical examination of the victim will be conducted on Thursday. Further investigation is underway.
12 Indian-Americans in Race for US Congressional Elections
A record number of 12 Indian-Americans are in the fray for the November 6 mid-term Congressional elections in the United States, PTI reported.
Three among them - Hiral Tipirneni and Anita Malik from Arizona and Pramila Jayapal from Washington State - are women.
Along with Jayapal, three other Indian-Americans - Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois, Ro Khanna and Dr Ami Bera from California - are seeking re-elections this year. Bera, who was declared winner after recounting of votes in the last three elections, this time faces a tough opponent, Republican Andrew Grant.
Mumbai-Jaipur Flight Turned Back as Crew Forgets to Maintain Air Pressure
A Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight was turned back to Mumbai mid-air on Thursday as, during take-off, the crew forgot to select switch to maintain cabin pressure, ANI reported. 30 out of 166 passengers experienced nose and ear bleeding. Some also complained of headache. They are being treated at Mumbai airport.
(Read full story on The Quint)
Thane Man Arrested for Raping Minor Daughter
A 40-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in Thane for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter, PTI reported.
The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city.
The girl alleged that she was raped repeatedly by her father in the last four years.
Japan PM Wins Re-Election as Leader of Ruling Party
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won re-election as leader of ruling party, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier, ANI reported.
Kerala Nun Rape Accused Bishop to Be Questioned by CID for 2nd Consecutive Day
Accused Jalandhar Ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal on Wednesday will be interrogated by the Crime Branch (CID) in Kochi by a 5-member team for the second consecutive day, ANI reported.
(Read full story on The Quint)
Man Throws Acid on Wife After a Quarrel in UP
A woman suffered severe burns after her husband threw acid on her following a quarrel in this western Uttar Pradesh district, PTI reported.
According to the police, accused Bablu Kumar (30), a resident of Faloda village in the Purkazi police station area, has been on the run since the incident Wednesday evening. Purkazi police station SHO Vijay Singh said a case has been registered based on a complaint filed by the woman's mother and a hunt is on for the accused.
The woman was admitted to the district hospital.
US Prepared to Negotiate With N Korea Immediately: Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday said America was prepared to engage immediately in negotiations with North Korea to transform relations and to achieve the denuclearisation of Pyongyang by 2021, PTI reported.
His comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to make a historic visit to South Korea soon and close a missile testing site in the presence of international inspectors in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
Dilbagh Singh to Continue as J&K DGP for Another 5 Weeks: SC
Supreme Court on Thursday said Dilbagh Singh would continue as the acting DGP of Jammu and Kashmir till the Union Public Service Commission submits its reply within five weeks with respect to the names of senior police officers for regular appointment of DGP in the state, ANI reported.
Protesters Turn Violent in Muzzaffarpur After Man Dies in Car Accident
Police lathi charged protesrers in Bihar’s Muzzaffarpur after protests turned violent following the death of a man in a car accident, ANI reported.
Case Registered Against Delhi ACP for Allegedly Raping Woman
A case has been registered against Delhi Police ACP Ramesh Dahiya for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marriage, molesting her minor daughter and kidnapping their son, ANI reported.
The woman had filed an initial complaint of rape against him last month. Further investigation is underway.
Taliban Ready to Attend Afghan Peace Talks in Moscow, Says Russia
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow,Reuters reported quoting a news agency.
Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister is reportedly expected to visit Moscow on Thursday to discuss the dates of the talks.
FIR Filed Against Sukhbir Singh Badal
An FIR was filed against former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other unknown persons at Lambi police station on Wednesday night after a Congress worker alleged that he was thrashed by a group of SAD workers led by Badal in Killianwali during zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls on Wednesday, ANI reported.
Rahul Gandhi Accuses Defence Minister of Lying Over Rafale Deal
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" on HAL's capability to build Rafale aircraft and demanded her resignation, PTI reported.
The Congress chief took to Twitter to attack Sitharaman, alleging that her position as the defence minister has become untenable as a former chief of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has "nailed her lie".
(Read the full story on The Quint)
SC Gives 3-Month Deadline to Complete Probe in Aircel-Maxis Case
The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by three months the deadline given to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case, PTI reported.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the probe should be completed in three months.
Schools Asked to Reveal KG Tuition Fee in J&K
The management of all the private schools in Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to submit the details of their present fee structure to the School Fee Fixation committee (SFFC), Greater Kashmir (GK) reported.
Private schools across Kashmir have begun the process of admission for kindergarten,
A circular has been issued by the administrative officer of the committee.According to GK, the SFFC was constituted in 2014 with a mandate to regulate and inspect the fee structure in all private schools in the state.
RBI Gives Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor Only Four More Months As MD And CEO
Private sector lender Yes Bank Ltd has disclosed that its chief executive and managing director Rana Kapoor has been asked to step down after a term extension up to 31 January 2019, as per a letter received from the Reserve Bank of India, BloombergQuint reported.
The bank in a statement to the stock exchanges said its board is meeting on 25 September to decide on the future course of action.
Passengers Now Allowed to Carry Hand Baggage in Flights Taking off from J&K
Passengers will now be allowed carry hand baggage inside flights taking off from airports in J&K, GreaterKashmir reported.
In May, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security did away with the practice of baggage identification by passengers before boarding the aircraft, which was one of security restrictions in place since the 90s at state’s airports.
Central Govt Increases Interest Rate of Small Savings
The Central government has increased interest rate of Small Savings with effect from 1 October, ANI reported. Interest rate of Small saving deposit of 1-3 year time period has been Increased by 30 basis points. Interest rate of small saving deposit of 5 year time period has been increased by 40 basis points.
Remote Controlled IED Recovered in Manipur
Assam Rifles jawans recovered a remote controlled improvised explosive device, allegedly planted by proscribed militant outfit PLA, from a road in Kamtong district in Manipur, PTI reported.
Weighing three kg, the IED was recovered from a road linking Kamtong village to Skipe village at around 5 pm on Wednesday.
The IED, supposedly planted by the banned Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA), was later defused.
Tweeting in Hindi Gaining Popularity in India: US Study
Tweeting in Hindi is gaining popularity in India, according to a study conducted by researchers, including an Indian, in the US, PTI reported.
Social media landscape in India evolved since 2014 when a majority of the tweets on Twitter were from the English-speaking urban population, says the study conducted by Joyojeet Pal and Liz Bozarth from the University of Michigan.
India Likely to Resist Iranian Sanctions by US: Report
India is likely to resist the American pressure on complying with the reimposed Iranian sanctions as it has been a traditional policy of New Delhi to enforce only UNSC-authorised sanctions, a Congressional report has told lawmakers according to PTI.
The Trump administration has threatened entities and countries with consequences if they do not bring down their import of Iranian oil to zero by 4 November.
2 Minor Girls Raped in Pune, 1 Dies
Two minor girls were allegedly raped by a man and a 17-year-old boy in Pune on Sunday and one of them died of injuries inflicted during the assault days later, PTI reported.
The two girls, both around 12 years' old and residents of the same locality, went to a temple near their home in Hinjawadi area Sunday afternoon.
The two accused, who also lived in the same locality, lured the girls by offering them chocolates. They then took the girls to an isolated area where they allegedly raped them.
2 Arrested for Raping Woman in Thane
Two persons were arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old married woman in Thane, PTI reported.
One of the accused, Rajesh Mhaskar (30), called the woman, who works as a labourer, out of her house at Khoni village in Bhiwandi area in the wee hours of Tuesday and allegedly raped her.
The other accused, Lala alias Balaram Kolhe (33), also arrived at the spot and attempted to rape her.
EC Orders Repolling in Punjab Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections
The Election Commission has ordered re-polling for zila parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections in 28 polling booths across seven districts of Punjab that were held on Wednesday, ANI reported. Repolling will be held on Friday, 21 September.
1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting in Bihar's Automobile Showroom
One staff member was killed and another was injured in a firing at an automobile showroom in Bihar’s Arrah, ANI reported.
Pak PM Imran Khan Pens a Letter to PM Modi
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, 20 September responded to PM Modi’s letter, ANI reported.
“PM (Imran Khan) has responded to PM Modi in a positive spirit, reciprocating his sentiments. Let’s talk and resolve all issues. We await a formal response from India,” said Mohammad Faisal, Pak Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.
(Read the full story on The Quint)
Sunanda Pushkar Death Case Adjourned to 4 October
Delhi's Patiala House Court on Thursday adjourned the Sunanda Pushkar death case to 4 October, ANI reported.
Encounter Underway Between Militants, Security forces in Bandipora
An encounter has started between militants and security forces in the forest area in Sumlar of Bandipora in J&K, ANI reported. Earlier a cordon and search operation had been launched in the area to nab the militants.
D Purandeswari Appointed Independent Director On Board of Air India
D Purandeswari was appointed an independent director on the board of Air India Ltd., according to an official order issued Thursday, PTI reported.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved her appointment as non-official independent director on the board of Air India Ltd. for a period of three years, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said, without citing any other details such as profession or background of the person.
Man Arrested for Molesting Manipur Student in Mumbai
A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a student from Manipur while she was travelling in a local train in Mumbai, PTI reported.
The accused, Ayaz Sattar Qureshi, a resident of Mankhurd suburb, was nabbed from the Kurla railway station on Wednesday. The police managed to trace the accused with the help of his photograph clicked by the 22-year-old victim and analysing CCTV footages of various railway stations.
US Praises India for Its Significant Counter-Terrorism Actions
The US has praised India for its significant counter-terrorism actions and said Pakistan-based terror groups continued their terror attacks in the country, PTI reported.
In its annual 'Country Report on Terrorism', as mandated by the Congress, the State Department on Wednesday said the Indian leadership has expressed resolve to prevent terrorist attacks domestically and to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism, in cooperation with the US and other like-minded countries.
SC Revokes Gag Order in Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case
Supreme Court revoked Patna High Court order of a complete gag of media on reporting on Muzzafarpur shelter home case, News18 reported. SC asks media to report but with due caution and to ensure victims aren't identified in any manner.
The SC also resolved to monitor investigation into Muzzafarpur shelter home case. It has sought for a status report from CBI in four weeks.
MLA PC Geroge to Appear in Court on 4 Oct After Remark's on Nun Rape Case
National Commission for Women in a letter sent to Kerala MLA PC Geroge has asked the minister to appear before court on 4 October after his remarks on the Kerala nun rape case.
The MLA was earlier seen defending Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
On Pak’s Request, EAM to Meet Counterpart Over UNGA
At the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between External Affairs Ministry and Pakistani foreign minister will take place on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, ANI reported.
“This is just a meeting, not talks or resumption of dialogue said Raveesh Kumar, MEA”.
CBI Detains 4 in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case
Central Bureau of Investigation has detained three private individuals and then Assistant Director of Social Welfare Department in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home case, ANI reported.
CBI has also frozen 20 bank accounts of Brajesh Thakur, the accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
Security Force Apprehends Man After Carrying Pistol Inside Delhi Metro
Central Industrial Security Force apprehended one person at Saket metro station on Thursday after a pistol and a live bullet (8mm) was found in his bag during baggage screening, ANI reported.
The apprehended person along with seized items has been handed over to Delhi Metro Rail Police (DMRP) for further legal action.
KRIDL Asset's Worth Rs 5 Cr Attached in Fraud Case by ED
Enforcement Directorate has attached movable properties worth Rs 5.10 crore in a case of fraud with Indian Overseas Bank & Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Corporation (KRIDL), ANI reported.
Further investigation is underway
Lucknow Metro Bags Coveted International Award
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has become the first ever metro rail corporation from India to bag the International 'Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents' (RoSPA) Award, an official said.
Sanjay Mishra, Director (works and infrastructure), received the award on September 13, at a function held in Glasgow, UK.
LMRC has been given the Silver Award for its Phase 1A (North-South Corridor) in the Project/Infrastructure category for the year 2018.
Cyclone Alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for South Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
In an official release at 6 pm, the IMD said there is a deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 60-70 kmph in next 12 hours.
The IMD said the deep depression lay centred over west central Bay of Bengal about 290 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (Coastal Andhra Pradesh) and about 270 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha).
3 Reportedly Killed in Shooting in Maryland
The authorities said 3 people have been shot dead in northeast Maryland. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site as the gun-person is in custody and is said to be in a critical condition.
More details awaited.
4 Drowned During Ganpati Immersion Ceremony in Madhya Pradesh
At least four boy are feared to be dead due to drowning in a pond during Ganesh immersion in a village in Maharajpur, ANI reported.
The identity of the deceased are yet to be revealed.
3-Year-Old Boy in MP Molested, Police Arrest Bus Driver
A 3-year-old student of a private school in Bhopal was allegedly molested by a school bus conductor on Thursday, police told ANI.
"The accused bus conductor has been arrested, further investigation is underway."
Fire Broke Out at Studio in Gujarat's Valsad
Fire broke out at a studio in Valsad's Umbergaon, reported ANI.
4 fire tenders present at the spot. No casualties reported.
44 Dead as Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania
At least 44 people died when after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resumed at daybreak.
Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press.
Indigo Bus Catches Fire, Passengers Rescued
A bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines caught fire on Thursday, 21 September, at the Chennai airport here while ferrying passengers of a domestic in-bound evening flight, according to airport officials.
No one was injured in the incident as the blaze was put out immediately by Fire and Rescue Services personnel, they said. The bus caught fire as it was nearing the arrival point with about 50 passengers on board.
The authorities are looking into the incident.