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Pakistan Claims India Suspended Trade Citing 'Groundless Accusations'

Pakistan has "deplored" India's decision to suspend all cross LoC trade, claiming New Delhi has taken this action unilaterally on the basis of "groundless allegations".

(Source: ANI)

Mudslide Kills 19 in Colombia

At least 19 people were killed and 14 others were missing after a mudslide that buried eight houses early Sunday in southwestern Colombia, authorities said.

(Source: AFP)

Six Booked for Creating Nuisance & Stopping a Person from Watching IPL Match

6 persons including Telugu TV actor Prashanthi booked for creating nuisance and obstructing a person from watching IPL match at Uppal stadium, Hyderabad. Complainant said accused didn't allow him to watch match and also abused and threatened him with dire consequences. A probe is underway .

(Source: ANI)

Woman Molested After Being Forcefully Taken to Man's House; FIR Filed

FIR filed after a woman alleged that a man befriended her on Facebook, forcefully took her from Pacific Mall in Gurgaon to his residence in Binauli area in the district and molested her with his friends. ASP Ranvijay Singh says,"2 accused arrested and are being interrogated".

(Source: ANI)

US to Sanction India, Other Nations for Importing Iranian Oil

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from US sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran, officials said Sunday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to announce on Monday that the administration will not renew sanctions waivers for the five countries when they expire on 2 May, three US officials said. The others are China and India.

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SpiceJet Signs Initial Pact for Operating Code Share Flights With Emirates

Budget carrier SpiceJet has signed an initial pact for operating code share flights with the Gulf carrier Emirates, which will allow it access to Emirates’ global network.

(Source: PTI)

Oil Prices Spike as US Threatens Nations Importing Iran Oil With Sanctions

The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices.

Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose by as much as 3.2 percent to $74.30 a barrel.

(Source: Reuters)

Australian National With Satellite Phone Held

An Australian national, in possession of a satellite phone, has been arrested today from Jaipur Airport, reported ANI. Investigation is underway.

EC Submits Report on PM Modi Biopic to SC

Election Commission submitted its report in sealed cover before the Supreme Court on Vivek Oberoi starrer biopic 'PM Narendra Modi'. The Supreme Court posted the matter for further hearing on Friday, April 26 and directed that the report be served to petitioner (producers of the movie).

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks Out at Crawford Market in Mumbai

A fire broke out at Crawford Market in Mumbai. Four fire tenders are present at the location.

(Source: ANI)

Police Release Men Arrested Over Killing of North Ireland Journalist

Police in Northern Ireland said they had released without charge two young men arrested in the investigation into the death of journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Londonderry.

The pair, aged 18 and 19, had been arrested under anti-terror laws and taken to Belfast for questioning.

(Source: AFP)

SC Gives Madras HC Two Days to Decide on TikTok Ban

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Madras High Court to decide on April 24 a plea of TikTok app seeking vacating of its ban order.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said if the Madras High Court fails to decided on the plea of TikTok app then its ban order will stand vacated.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Court Directs Jail Officials to File Response in Inmate Branding Case

Delhi's Karkardooma Court has directed the DSP to file a letter of authority on behalf of DG Prison and also directed the Tihar Jail officials to file a response (Investigation/Medical) on 30 April, in connection with the case of Tihar jail inmate Nabbir, who was branded with 'OM' symbol.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Court Extends Judicial Custody of Defence Agent in AgustaWestland Case

A Delhi court Monday extended till 3 May the judicial custody of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam case.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar extended the custody of Gupta, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The court had dismissed his bail plea previously.

(Source: PTI)

Fire at Crawford Centre in Mumbai Extinguished; None Hurt

No casualties have been reported in the fire which broke out at a shopping centre in the busy Crawford Market area of South Mumbai on Monday, a fire brigade official said.

The blaze erupted around 10.50 am at the shopping centre located behind a mosque on Abdul Rahman Street and spread rapidly in the complex, the official said.

Several electronic goods, plastic, stationery items and electric installations were gutted in the fire. Four fire engines, as many water tankers, and a quick response vehicle were rushed to the spot, the official said.

The fire brigade personnel managed to extinguish the flames after hectic efforts for about an hour. The exact cause of the blaze was yet to be ascertained, the official said, adding that a probe was on into the incident.

(Source: PTI)

Turkey Police Arrest Ruling Party Member, Five Others After Attack on Opposition Chief

Turkish police on Monday arrested six people, including a member of the ruling AKP party, after an attack on opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, local media and party officials said.

Kilicdaroglu, 70, of the Republican People's Party (CHP) was attacked on Sunday by a mob as he attended the funeral in the Cubuk district of Ankara for a soldier killed fighting Kurdish militants in the southeast.

The attack came days after the opposition CHP won Ankara and Istanbul from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP in March 31 local elections in a stinging blow to the ruling party.

(Source: AFP)

Iran's President Rouhani Announces Joint Border 'Reaction Force' with Pakistan

Iran's President Rouhani has announced a joint border 'reaction force' with Pakistan. Rouhani emphasised on strengthening bilateral ties between Tehran and Islamabad and said “no third country will be allowed to influence friendly ties between the two”.

(Source: AFP)

Ghosn Hit with Fresh Charge in Japan, Files for Bail

Japanese authorities on Monday hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the auto sector tycoon who immediately filed for bail.

The Tokyo District Court confirmed that prosecutors had filed the new indictment and hours later said that Ghosn's crack legal team had filed a request for the executive to be released on bail.

(Source: AFP)

Fire Breaks Out at Tannery in Chakeri, Kanpur

A fire has broken out at a tannery in Chakeri, Kanpur on Monday. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Complaint Filed Against Rahul Gandhi over Seditious Comments Against PM Modi

A complaint has been filed at PHC seeking a direction to Delhi Police to register an FIR against Rahul Gandhi for making seditious statements in the aftermath of the 2016 surgical strike. Rahul Gandhi had allegedly accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “hiding behind the blood of soldiers.”

(Source: Bar & Bench)

Application Moved in Delhi HC Seeking Prompt Resolution of Affected Jet Passengers

An application has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to DGCA and Ministry of Civil Aviation to ensure prompt resolution of all the affected Jet Airways passengers. The application seeks full refund of amount, for their booked air tickets, on the spot or accommodate them in alternative flights.

(Source: ANI)

5 Killed as Building Collapses in Philippines Earthquake

At least five people were killed in a building collapse, as strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in downtown Manila on Monday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 5.1 1pm local time at a shallow depth of 40 kilometres (25 miles), prompting the evacuation of central offices.

(Source: AFP)

AgustaWestland Case: Delhi HC Grants Time to File Response over Call Time Limits

The Delhi High Court has granted time to the CBI and Christian Michel’s lawyer to file response on a petition filed by Tihar Jail authorities, challenging lower court order to allow Michel to make calls for 15 minutes against the rule of 10 minutes. The next date of hearing is 31 July 31.

(Source: ANI)

Hand Grenade Found near Imphal School

A hand grenade was found near the gate of a missionary school in the Manipur’ capital Imphal on Monday, police said.

A bomb disposal squad of Manipur Police defused the grenade at Lamphel area.

The grenade, placed by unidentified miscreants, was discovered by joggers near the school gate at 8 am following which the police were alerted, a senior police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

7 Killed in Afghanistan Coal Mine Explosion

An explosion at a coal mine in the northern province of Samangan in Afghanistan has killed at least seven miners, an Afghan official said.

Hashim Bayan, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said two other miners were injured in the blast on Monday morning in the remote Dar-i-Suf district.

(Source: AP)

Court Directs CBI to Give Closure Report on Missing JNU Student in 2 Weeks

The Delhi court has directed CBI to give closure report documents of probe into missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed to his mother within two weeks.

The court observed that there cannot be a half-hearted approach and effective opportunity be given to Najeeb's mother to file protest petition. Next date of hearing is on 7 May.

(Source: PTI)

Sexual Harassment Allegation Against CJI Should Be Dealt as per Law: SC Lawyers' Body

The Supreme Court lawyers’ body has said that allegation of sexual harassment against CJI by ex-employee should be dealt as per established procedure in the law.

(Source: PTI)

Lokpal to Work from Delhi's ‘The Ashok’ hotel in Chanakyapuri

India’s first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman, will work from a five-star luxury hotel in Delhi, officials said.

“The office of Lokpal will work from ‘The Ashok’ hotel in Chanakyapuri here,” the officials said, adding that it would act as its temporary office.

(Source: PTI)

Shared evidence of terrorist activities of JeM & Masood Azhar With China: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it has shared with China all evidence of terrorist activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad and its leader Masood Azhar.

“It's now for the 1267 Sanctions Committee and other authorized bodies of the UN to take a decision on listing of Masood Azhar. India will continue to pursue all avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice,” MEA said.

Pakistan Criticises Confinement of JKLF Chief Yasin Malik

Pakistan on Monday criticised India for arresting and confining separatist leader Yasin Malik in connection with a case related to the funding of terror and separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

(Source: PTI)

Two Terrorists Including Nisar Ahmed Tantray in NIA Custody

Two terrorists including Nisar Ahmed Tantray and Sajjad are in the NIA custody for their role in terror attacks. Tantray had helped the suicide bomber Aadil Ahmed Dar by getting a vehicle based improvised explosive device from Yasir, a Pakistan based Jaish terrorist.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi HC Defers Hearing of Appeal by 1984 Anti-Sikh Riot Convicts to 20 May

The Delhi High Court has deferred the hearing in an appeal case filed by 1984 anti-Sikh riot convicts Naresh Sehrawat and Yashpal Singh against their conviction, for 20 May.

(Source: ANI)

Protests in Hyderabad over Error in Intermediate Results

Members of BJP Yuva Morcha along with students and parents stage protest in front of Telangana Board Of Intermediate Education office in Hyderabad, alleging error in intermediate results.

(Source: ANI)

SC Bar Association Frowns on Procedure Adopted in Hearing Against CJI

The Supreme Court Bar Association has passed a resolution saying that the procedure adopted by the CJI in conducting a hearing on Saturday, in the matter relating to allegations of sexual harassment against him, is in violation of the principles of natural justice.

(Source: The Leaflet)

CBI Arrests 4 Persons in an Alleged Bribery of Rs 27 Lakh

The CBI has arrested a General Manager (Technical) at National Highways Authority of India Ltd (NHAI) in Madurai, his relative, an Assistant Manager of a Hyderabad based private firm and his employee in an alleged bribery of Rs 27 lakh.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Police Bust 5 Members of an Organised Gang of Fraudsters

The Delhi Police have busted five members of an organised gang of fraudsters who filed false GST returns and had siphoned off lakhs of rupees.

(Source: ANI)

Jet Employees Protest Outside Town Hall in Bengaluru

Jet Airways employees hold a protest at Town Hall in Bengaluru.

(Source: ANI)

Security Forces Arrest 2 People in J&K's Baramulla

Security forces have arrested two people during search of vehicles in Pattan area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Donald Trump Decides Not to Reissue Waivers on Iran Oil Imports

US President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue waivers on Iran oil imports, according to the White House.

(Source: AFP)

Fire Breaks out at a Factory in Delhi's Nafajgarh

A fire broke out at a factory in Nangli Sakrawati area of Nafajgarh in Delhi. Six fire tenders at the spot. More details are awaited.

Pak Releases Third Batch of 100 Indian Fishermen

Pakistan has released the third batch of 100 fishermen via the Attari-Wagah border.

(Source: ANI)

Man Jumps in Front of Train at Delhi's Mandi House Metro Station

A man allegedly jumped in front of a moving train at the Mandi House metro station in Delhi, leading to a delay in services on the Blue Line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Officials Say 6 People Died in Texas Small Plane Crash

All six people aboard a small plane died on Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said.

The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 am as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, about 110 kilometres northwest of San Antonio, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

The pilot and other five people aboard the plane were all killed, and state law enforcement officials are securing the crash site for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

(PTI)

North Korea Confirms Kim to Visit Russia "Soon"

North Korea has confirmed Kim Jong-Un will visit Russia "soon", according to state media.

10 Dead, 30 Children Hurt as Nigeria Policeman Rams Car into Crowd

Ten people were killed and more than 30 injured when a policeman rammed his car into a group of children during an Easter procession in northeast Nigeria, before being killed himself by the angry crowd, witnesses and police sources said.

The deadly incident happened late Sunday when the off-duty policeman ploughed his car into a procession celebrating Easter in Gombe, state police spokeswoman Mary Mallum said.

"Ten people were killed, including the policeman and a paramilitary member who was with him," Mallum said.

(Source: PTI)

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