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Fire Breaks Our in Assam's Nagaon

A fire broke out in a garment shop in Nagaon, earlier on Friday. Four fire tenders are present at the spot.

(ANI)

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Europe Offers UK More Time to Leave the Bloc

Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday, 21 March, grudgingly offered the UK more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks – but not eliminating – the threat of a chaotic British exit.

After a meeting that stretched through the afternoon and over dinner, the bloc said Britain could postpone its departure, due on 29 March, until 22 May – if the UK Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the bloc next week.

(Source: AP)

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Explosion in China's Chemical Plant, 44 Die

Death toll from China chemical plant blast reaches to 44. A huge explosion had occurred at a chemical plant in Yancheng, eastern China on 21 March.

(Source: ANI)

Car Hits Crowd in China, Driver Shot

Seven dead as car hits crowd in China. The driver of the car has been shot by the police.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks Out at a Factory in Bawana

A fire broke out at a factory in outer Delhi's Bawana today morning, an official said.

A call about the fire was received at 9 AM after which four fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior official of the Delhi Fire Service said.

No injury or casualty was reported so far, he said.

(Source: PTI)

Exchange of Fire Reported in Warpora in Sopore

An exchange of fire has been reported in Warpora in Sopore. The area has been cordoned off. The exchange of fire comes within a day after two policemen including an SHO were injured after terrorists attacked Police cordon in Sopore yesterday.

(Source: ANI)

18-Month-Old Boy Falls in Borewell, Rescue Underway

A rescue operation is underway to pull out an 18 month-old-boy who fell into a 60-feet deep borewell in Balsamand village yesterday.

(Source: ANI)

Indian Representative to Skip Pakistan National Day

Government of India has decided not to send any official representative to the Pakistan National Day event at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

(Source: ANI)

One Terrorist Killed in Shopian Encounter, Operation Underway

One terrorist has been killed in an encounter at Imam Sahab area of Shopian. Two-three terrorists are believed to be trapped in a residential house. The encounter between terrorists and security forces today in the wee hours.

(Source: ANI)

Two Terrorists Killed in Bandipora

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed by the security forces in Bandipora’s Hajin area in Jammu and Kashmir. Police officials said one of the terrorists was involved in many civilian killings adding, arms and ammunition were recovered during the operation.

(Source: ANI)

Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir Likely to Join BJP Today

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is expected to join Bharatiya Janata Party today. Speculations of his arrival in the party’s fold have been rife in the run up to Lok Sabha polls.

(Source: ANI)

JeM Terrorist Arrested in Delhi

Terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad member Sajjad Khan has been arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell. He was a close associate of Pulwama attack mastermind Mudassir who had been eliminated earlier this month.

(Source: ANI)

Bombay HC Adjourns Prof Teltumbde's Bail Plea Hearing

Bombay High Court adjourns hearing on anticipatory bail plea of Professor Anand Teltumbde till 2 April.

(Source: ANI)

Smoke Detected from Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express

Smoke has been detected from engine of Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express train near Phansidewa in Darjeeling district. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and no casualties have been reported.

(Source: ANI)

Mehul Choksi States Heart Ailment in Fresh Application in PMLA Court

Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has moved a new application in PMLA court in Mumbai, stating that he has long history of ailments including heart, excruciating pain in leg and a clot in brain.

(Source: ANI)

Man Held for Assisting Zakir Nair by ED

Enforcement Directorate arrests one Najmudin Sathak on charges of assisting Zakir Naik( in file pic) in money laundering and transfer of funds.

(Source: ANI)

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Seven Killed in Jammu and Kashmir Gunfights

Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Two militants and a the boy, who was taken hostage, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district's Mir Mohalla area.

"One Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander is among the two militant victims," the police said.

In Shopian district's Imam Sahib area, the security forces killed two militants following a gunfight.

Hitesh Patel, Accused in Sterling Biotech Case, Detained in Albania

Hitesh Patel, accused in Sterling Biotech case, detained in Albania following Interpol notice, officials confirmed.

(Source: PTI)

Separatist Syed Ali Geelani Booked Under FEMA

Enforcement Directorate imposed penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh on Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegally possessing foreign exchange of 10,000 US Dollars. The amount has been reportedly confiscated.

(Source: ANI)

Muslim Nations Call for Measures on Islamophobia After NZ Terror Attack

Muslim nations called for "genuine" measures against Islamophobia after the attack on two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 people.

Violence driven by Islamophobia requires "genuine, comprehensive and systematic measures to address this affliction," ministers from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said in a statement after a meeting in Istanbul.

(Source: PTI)

At Least 60 Killed in Ghana Bus Collision

At least 60 people were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Ghana.

Police commander Joseph Antwi Gyawu said the crash happened at about 2:00 am (local time) in the Bono East region.

"At least 60 people have been confirmed dead," he said.

(Source: PTI)

Militants Open Fire at Municipal Committee Chairman in J&K, PSO Injured

Militants fired upon Hilal Shah, the Chairman of Municipal Committee, Anantnag.

One Personal Security Officer (PSO) of the chairman also received injuries during the attack. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

SC Notice to U'Khand Govt on Plea Seeking Restoration of Forest Area

The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Uttarakhand government on a plea seeking restoration of forest area in Gadoli-Mandakhal in the state's Pauri district.

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta issued notices to the Uttarakhand government and others while directing them to file their replies in six weeks.

(Source: PTI)

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Yasin Malik-Led JKLF Banned Under Anti-Terror Law

The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by the Centre under anti-terror law.

The outfit has been banned for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Officials said the organisation has been banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Man Gets 5-Year Jail, Caning for Rioting in Singapore

An Indian national was sentenced to five years jail and 12 strokes of the cane for swinging a plank during a riot involving about 60 people outside a Gurudwara in Singapore.

Yadwinder Singh, 26, was the leader of one of the two groups of people who started fighting outside Silat Road Sikh Temple in Bukit Merah area in April, 2017, Channel News Asia reported.

The two groups of men wielded wooden poles, planks and belts, spilling onto the road and disrupting traffic, the court heard.

The court did not specify the reasons behind the fight.\

(Source: PTI)

2 Militants Killed in an Encounter in J&K's Shopian Area

One more militant has been killed in an encounter at Imam Sahab area of Shopian.

Earlier, police forces had killed one militant, while at least three other militants were believed to be trapped in a residential house. The encounter between terrorists and security forces on Friday took place in the wee hours.

(Source: ANI)

1 Detained Outside Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi

One person has been detained outside the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, ahead of Pakistan National Day celebration.

(Source: ANI)

ED Takes Strong Actions Against Terror Funding, Attaches Properties of Several Accused

Sources in ED have said that properties belonging to several terror financiers are being seized by the agency. They added at least 13 persons and their properties have been so far identified by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the case and further probe in the matter is underway.

They further said an action has been initiated to attach a plush bungalow of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in Gurugram. Watali, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on 17 August last year, for his alleged role in a terror funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, is presently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail.

(Source: ANI)

23 Soldiers in Chad Killed in Boko Haram Raid N'Djamena

At least 23 soldiers were killed in southwestern Chad when they came under attack from Boko Haram jihadists, a military official told AFP.

"Boko Haram elements attacked the Chadian army position at around 1 am, killing 23 troops," the official said.

It is the deadliest attack on the Chadian military by Boko Haram, a jihadist group which launched an insurgency in Nigeria nearly 10 years ago that has spread to neighbouring Niger and Chad.

(Source: PTI)

Ola Cabs Banned in Bengaluru for Licence Violation

The Karnataka Transport Department suspended the licence of online cab aggregator Ola for six months in Bengaluru for running its bike taxis while possessing a licence for only four-wheelers, an official statement said.

The order from the Transport Department, dated 18 March, issued to Ola operator ANI Technologies on Friday, stated that its licence in Bengaluru was cancelled for six months for violation of conditions under which permission was granted. \

(Source: IANS)

Fire Breaks Out in Monga Nagar in Delhi

Fire breaks out after a cylinder blast in a building on Karawal road in Monga Nagar. Eight fire tenders have rushed to the spot, reported news agency ANI.

More details awaited.

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'Received Greetings from PM Modi on Pak National Day', Says Pak PM Imran Khan

In a tweet, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that the he received a message from PM Modi on Pakistan National Day.

"I extend my greetings and best wishes to people of Pakistan on Pakistan National Day. It's time that people of Sub-continent work together for democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence," PM MOdi's message to Pak PM Khan read.

'Islamic State No Longer Holds Syrian Territory,' Claims US

As per US Defense Department claims, the Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria.

(Source: Reuters)

PM Modi Sends Customary Message to Pak PM, Imran Khan Replies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends a customary message on National Days to other Heads of State or Government, said source, as reported by ANI. His message to Pakistan PM Imran Khan highlighted the importance of a terror free South Asia.

Imran Khan replied, saying, “I welcome PM Modi's message to our people. As we celebrate Pakistan Day I believe it's time to begin a comprehensive dialogue with India to address&resolve all issues, esp central issue of Kashmir&forge a new relationship based on peace&prosperity for all our people.”

(Source: ANI)

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Man Beaten to Death on Suspicion of Being Child Kidnapper

A 32-year-old man was allegedly lynched by a mob on suspicion of kidnapping a minor girl in a village near here in Gujarat, police said Friday.

(Source: PTI)

Mueller Has Submitted Report on Russia Investigation: US Media

Justice Department: Special counsel Robert Mueller closes Russia investigation, delivers report to Attorney General Barr.

(Source; AFP)

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