An Indian-origin owner of a restaurant franchise has been accused of sexually harassing women employees.The accused, Manish Patel, is the owner and general manager of Swami Pancake, a franchise of an American pancake restaurant chain in Florida, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said in a statement.(Source: PTI)The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism, while warning the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic”.(PTI)AIADMK MLA from Tamil Nadu’s Sullur constituency Kanagaraj passed away this morning. Kanagaraj suffered a heart attack when he was reading the papers on 21 March morning.With Kanagaraj's demise the total vacancy in the TN Assembly rises to 22.(The Quint)An eight-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a youth in Khatoli town on Wednesday, police said.The 15-year-old accused lured the boy, who was playing outside his house, into a sugarcane field and sodomised him, Station House Officer Harisharan Sharma said.According to a complaint filed by the victim's family, the accused tied the legs of the boy before committing the crime.(PTI)Security forces have launched a cordon and search operations in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The reason is not known yet. More details awaited.(ANI)Terrorists have fired at CRPF personnel in Main Chowk in north Kashmir's Sopore. No injuries or loss of life has been reported. The entire area has been cordoned off. More details awaited.(The Quint)Army soldier killed as Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials told news agency PTI.(PTI)An Afghan official says three explosions have struck near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in western Kabul as people gathered there to mark the holiday of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.There were no immediate reports of casualties.(PTI)A one-and-a-half year boy fell into a 60-feet borewell in a village in Haryana's Hisar district on Wednesday, 20 March and a massive operation has been launched to rescue him, officials said.(PTI)Six people died and 30 were injured in a chemical plant in eastern China was rocked by an explosion on Thursday, according to local officials who are checking whether there are any casualties.The blast occurred at a chemical facility run by Tianjiayi Chemical in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, city officials said.(AFP)Lakhimpur BJP MLA Yogesh Verma was shot at during Holi festivites at the party office. He sustained bullet wounds on his leg, reported news agency ANI. He is being treated at the hospital and is out of danger. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.Two civilians were held hostage by terrorists during the encounter in Hajin in Bandipora. One civilian has been rescued safely while efforts are on to rescue the other civilian, news agency ANI reported quoting Jammu and Kashmir Police.Dutch prosecutors are to charge the suspect in a gun attack in a packed Utrecht tram with "terrorist" killings, saying he will appear for the first time before a judge on Friday, news agency AFP reported on Thursday, 21 March.Firing in Sunderbani, Akhnoor and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri district stopped at around 4.45 pm. Pakistan had violated ceasefire and used artillery guns for shelling, reported news agency ANI.At least 40 people have died in a ferry sinking incident in Mosul in Iraq, reported BBC.Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer has been arrested, news agency AFP reported.Bodies of two terrorists have been recovered from encounter site in Baramulla’s Namalnar area, news agency ANI reported. An officer and two soldiers who have been injured in the ongoing operation have been evacuated to 92 Base Hospital.Indian Coast Guard evacuated a critically ill British national off the coast of Goa on Thuraday. The 67 year old man was on board RMS Queen Mary 2, a transatlantic ocean liner, on voyage to Abu Dhabi from Kochi.(Source: ANI)Tesla on Thursday, 21 March, filed a lawsuit against a former employee of his company, claiming that he has source code for its Autopilot technology prior to joining a China-based self driving car startup earlier this year, reported Reuters.A Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.(Source: AP)Boeing 737 MAX to get new warning light, according to industry source.(Source: AFP)An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Imam Sahab area of Shopian in J&K. 2-3 terrorists are believed to be trapped in a residential house. More details awaited.(Source: ANI)Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted an offer of two options for short delays to the date of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday.(Source: AFP)Catch all the latest news and updates here. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.