Latest News: Kerala Nun Rape Accused Arrested at 8 pm, Says Police
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Latest News: Kerala Nun Rape Accused Arrested at 8 pm, Says Police

Catch all the latest news updates of the day here.


71 Children Dead Over 45 Days in UP Hospital

71 children have died in past 45 days at a district hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich. The medical superintendent said 'children have died due to various diseases. We've 200 beds but currently 450 patients are admitted here. We're trying our best to save as many lives we can.'

Petrol, Diesel Prices on an Increase

Petrol and Diesel prices in Delhi are Rs.82.32 per litre and Rs.73.87 per litre, respectively. Petrol and Diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs.89.69 per litre and Rs.78.42 per litre, respectively.

Cyclone 'DAYE' Crosses Coast in Odisha, Heavy Downpour Expected in State

Cyclonic storm 'DAYE' crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha early Friday, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in several parts of the state. Under its impact, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to lash several places in Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts till Saturday, the MeT centre said.

(Source: PTI)

Seven, Including Children, Shot in Syracuse, New York Shooting

Up to seven people, including children, were shot in Syracuse, New York on Friday, the Syracuse firefighters union said in a Facebook post.

Principal of Pune School Sent to Police Custody for Allegedly Molesting Student

A priest-cum-principal of a school in Pune has been sent to police custody till 23 September for allegedly molesting and showing pornographic content to a 14-year-old male student of the school in school premises in March this year, ANI reported. The principal was arrested on 19 September.

4 Police Officials Abducted in J&K's Shopian

Three Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a police personnel have reportedly gone missing in South Kashmir's Shopian, ANI reported. More details awaited.

Six Dead, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision in Maharashtra

Six people died and two were seriously injured in a collision between a truck and a car in Maharashtra’s Hingoli on Thursday, 20 September.

Two Terrorists Killed in Bandipora Encounter

Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in J&K’s Bandipora that had started on Thursday night.

Rupee Opens Higher at 71.86 Against the Dollar

Rupee on Friday extended gains for the second day, opened 0.7% higher at 71.86 against the dollar, BloombergQuint reported.

Sensex, Nifty Open on a High

Sensex on Friday opened at 37,391.6, up by 270.45 points. Nifty at 11,323.90, up by 89.55 points.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies at 61

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has passed away at the age of 61 due to illness, AP reported quoting state media.

The official Vietnam News Agency said Quang died at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi on Friday due to a serious illness. It did not elaborate.

(Source: AP)

IndiGo Airlines Bus Catches Fire at Chennai Airport, No Casualties Reported

A bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines on Thursday caught fire at Chennai Airport with fifty people onboard.

There were no reports of injuries and the fire was put out immediately by Fire and Rescue Services personnel.

Two PNB Security Guards Dead After Robbery Attempt at Noida Bank

Two security guards of Punjab National Bank in Sector 1, Noida, died after being attacked by unidentified criminals during an attempt to loot the bank today, ANI reported. The loot attempt was thwarted.

79 Dead in A Ferry Disaster in Tanzania

At least 79 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster in Tanzania, reported AFP.

Nifty Breaches 11,000, Sensex Falls 1,000 Points

Sensex on Friday fell nearly 1,000 points after opening on a high.

Kejriwal Meets Slain BSF Jawan's Family

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met the family of BSF Head Constable Narendra Singh at their home in Sonipat. The Head Constable had gone missing after an exchange of fire with Pakistan in Jammu's Ramgarh sector on 18 September 18 and was later found dead.

Rape Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal Arrested

Kerala nun rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested by police on Friday, 21 September, reported Hindustan Times.

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Police Make Crucial Arrests

The CBI has arrested three private individuals and then Assistant Director of the Social Welfare Department, in connection with Muzaffarpur shelter home case. They will be produced in Muzaffarpur court later on 21 September. They were detained by CBI on Thursday, 20 September.

Rewari Gang Rape Accused Sent to 4-Day Remand

A main accused in the Rewari gang rape case, Nishu has been sent to four days of remand, reported ANI. Dr Sanjeev and Deen Dayal have been sent to 14 days judicial custody.

Rahul Appoints Office-Bearers for WB

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as President, PCC and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as Chairman, Campaign Committee in the state of West Bengal.

11-Year-Old Allegedly Raped in Rohini Hospital, Accused Arrested

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Rohini’s ESI Hospital by a housekeeping staffer of the hospital, ANI reported. A case has been registered at KN Katju Marg Police Station. The accused has been arrested.

The girl was admitted in the hospital for medical treatment.

Manju Verma’s Husband to Be Arrested in Bihar Shelter Home Case

Superintendent of Police Begusarai on Friday ordered the arrest of former Bihar minister Manju Verma's husband in connection with cartridges found at her residence during CBI raid.

Complaint Lodged Against Jet Airways Amounting to 'Attempt Of Murder' of Passengers

A complaint has been registered against Jet Airways staff and crew members of the Mumbai-Jaipur flight No 9W 0697, amounting to “attempt of murder” of travellers on board.

The flight was forced to turn back midway, as cabin pressure dropped since the cabin crew forgot to select the bleed switch. 30 out of 166 passengers suffered nose and ear bleeding due to loss in cabin pressure, and the crew have been slammed for “ dereliction of duties”, ANI reported.

Death Toll Reaches 100 in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

The death toll has reached a 100 in the tragic incident, where a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, the state media reported on Friday, 21 September. Hundreds more are feared to be missing.

Closing Bell: Sensex, Nifty Fall For Fourth Day As Financials Drag

Indian equity benchmarks fell for a fourth day in a row paced by losses in Yes Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance and Bajaj Finance. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.75 percent to 280 points and the NSE Nifty 50 Index dropped 0.8 percent or 91 points to 11,143.

At day’s lowest level, the Sensex slumped over 1,100 points and Nifty fell below psychologically important level of 11,000, BloombergQuint reported.

Pol Activists From Pak-Occupied Kashmir Hold Protest in Front of UNHRC

Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir held a protest in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, 21 September, against human rights violations and exploitation of water resources by Pakistan. They also demanded that Pakistan dismantle terror infrastructure in the region, ANI reported.

Delhi Govt to Give Rs 1 Cr to Slain BSF Trooper's Family

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, 21 September, said that Rs 1 crore would be given to the family of a BSF trooper, who was killed by Pakistani forces on the International Border near Jammu.

Kejriwal made the announcement after visiting Narendra Singh's family in Haryana's Sonipat, along with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s state unit chief Naveen Jaihind, IANS reported.

J&K Police Deny Resignations by Policemen Post Shopian Abduction

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday, 21 September, denied reports of resignations by policemen in the aftermath of the abduction and killing of three policemen in Shopian district.

A police statement said that the videos uploaded on the social media showing special police officers (SPOs) claiming to have quit were “motivated”, IANS reported.

"There have been no resignations by policemen after the killings of three SPOs by the terrorists," it said.

Fire Breaks Out in Factory in Aurangabad

A fire broke out at a cooler factory in Chikalthana MIDC area in Aurangabad on Friday, 21 September. While no casualties have been reported, firefighting operations are underway with 15 fire tankers, ANI reported.

India Calls Off Meet Between Swaraj & Mahmood Qureshi

India has called off the scheduled meeting between External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, that was to take place in New York later in September, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, ANI reported.

Pakistan Invites Saudi Arabia to be 3rd Partner in CPEC

Saudi Arabia will be the third “strategic partner” of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a senior Pakistani Minister announced on Thursday, soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from his first foreign trip to the cash-rich kingdom, PTI reported.

Complaint Against Odisha CM, 4 BJD Leaders For Allegedly Flying Chopper Over Chilika Lake

A complaint has been received against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and four other BJD leaders at Arakhuda Marine Police Station on Friday, for allegedly flying a chopper over Chilika Lake, ANI reported. FIR has not been registered yet.

Three More Terrorists Killed in Encounter in Bandipora

Three more terrorists killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, that started Thursday afternoon. Two terrorists were killed in the encounter last night.


Death Toll Reaches 136 in Tanzania Ferry Disaster

The death toll has reached 136 in Tanzania, where a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. Scores are feared missing.


Reliance Shuts Down It’s Only Oil Field in the KG-D6 block

Reliance Industries Friday said it has permanently shut down its only oil field in the flagging KG-D6 block after production declined to nil.

Reliance Industries (RIL) had till date made 19 oil and gas discoveries in the Krishna Godavari basin. Of these, D26 or MA -- the only oil discovery in the block -- was the first field to began production in September 2008. Dhirubhai-1 and 3 (D1 and D3) fields went onstream in April 2009.


Had No Choice But to Partner With Ambani: Ex French Prez on Rafale Deal

Former French President François Hollande said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal, reported ANI.

A Defence Ministry spokesperson has said, however, that the report is being verified.

US President Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser's Credibility

President Donald Trump on Friday intensified his defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming that the sex assault allegations against the conservative judge amounted to a hit job by political opponents, reported CNBC.

Kerala Nun Rape Accused Not Arrested Yet, To Be Arrested At Night: Police

Kottayam SP Hari Sankar said, "Franco Mulakkal has not been arrested. Interrogation has been going on. He will be arrested tonight and produced before the court within 24 hours"


9 Accused of Raping Differently Abled Minor in MP School: Police

Speaking about the rape of a differently abled minor girl for 3 months at a school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, the police said:

Nine people have been made accused in the case. Six of them including the school hostel manager and his wife have been arrested till now. Investigation is underway.


HC Allows Woman to Abort Foetus With Birth Defect in 30th Week

The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed a 33-year-old woman, who is in her 30th week of pregnancy, to undergo an abortion as a medical test had revealed that the foetus has a developmental birth defect.


Bengal Institutions Won't Celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day'

Terming the University Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular to celebrate "Surgical Strike Day" on 29 September as "BJP's gimmick ahead of the elections", West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said educational institutions in the state will not celebrate the day.


6 Die of Electrocution as High Tension Wire Falls into Pond in Assam's Nagaon

Six persons, including a 10-year- old boy, were electrocuted to death while eight others were seriously injured when a high tension 11000-volt wire fell into a pond here in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday, police said.

The tragedy occurred when people were fishing at Uttar Khatooal village, under Rupohi revenue circle, the police said.

Villagers noticed the high-voltage power distribution wire hanging lose over the pond belonging to one Syeb Ali around 5 am and informed the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), the police said.


ED Attaches Assets Worth Rs 42.88 Cr in Connection With Bitcoin Scam

Enforcement Directorate (ED) attaches assets worth Rs 42.88 crore in connection with Bitcoin Scam masterminded by Amit Bhardwaj and associates.

SEBI Issues Revised KYC Norms for Foreign Portfolio Investors

Markets regulator Sebi Friday issued revised KYC norms for foreign portfolio investors, wherein resident as well as non-resident Indians have been permitted to hold non-controlling stake in such entities.

Two circulars pertaining to KYC (Know Your Client) requirements and eligibility conditions for FPIs have been issued.


Kerala Nun Rape Accused Arrested at 8 pm: Police

Kerala nun rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested at 8 pm. Kottayam SP Hari Sankar says, "On basis of the evidence collected so far & interrogation that continued for 3 days,we arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal at 8 pm today. Subsequent investigation will continue. He'll be produced before a magistrate court tomorrow morning"


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