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Petrol Price Increases to Rs 71.27 Per Litre in Delhi
Petrol and diesel prices are at Rs 71.27 per litre (Rs 0.13 increase) and Rs 65.90 per litre (Rs 0.19 hike) respectively in Delhi.
In Mumbai, Petrol was Rs. 76.90 per litre, an increase by Rs 0.13, and diesel Rs 69.01 per litre, a Rs 0.2 hike.
US to Seek Huawei Executive's Extradition From Canada
The United States confirmed on Wednesday, 23 January, that it plans to seek the extradition of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's finance director, who was detained in Canada on a US request, before a January 30 deadline.
"We will continue to pursue the extradition of defendant Ms. Meng Wanzhou, and will meet all deadlines set by the US/Canada Extradition Treaty," said Justice Department spokesperson Marc Raimondi.
21 Trains Running Late Due to Low Visibility
21 trains are running late due to foggy weather condition.
Dismembered Body of Woman Found Scattered in Field in Delhi
The dismembered body of a woman was found scattered in a field in outer Delhi's Alipur, police said on Tuesday, 22 January.
Police said some parts of the body were stuffed in a sack, while some other, including the severed head, were lying scattered in the isolated plot.
Prima facie, it seems the body of a woman, they said, adding that the remains have been sent for an autopsy.
Police said a passerby informed them about a sack lying in the plot around 6 pm on Monday. Personnel from the Alipur police station reached the spot and recovered the remains, Guarav Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer north), said.
There were injury marks on some body parts and police suspect that these have been mauled by stray dogs.
Death Toll From Mexico Pipeline Blast Rises to 93
The number of people killed in a gas pipeline explosion in the Mexican state of Hidalgo last Friday increased to 93, the Minister of Health Jorge Alcocer said on Tuesday.
The number of the dead grew due to the severity of burns suffered by the individuals, Alcocer said at a press conference, which was also attended by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Another 46 people remain hospitalised including one who is "very grave with a bad prognosis," the minister said, reports Xinhua news agency.
4 Held in New York State for 'Plotting' Against Muslims
Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged for an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state, police said.
The suspects have been accused of possessing homemade bombs and firearms, and planning to attack Islamberg, founded by a Pakistani cleric in the 1980s.
The three men – Andrew Crysel, 18, Vincent Vetromile, 19, and Brian Colaneri, 20 – were due to appear in court on Wednesday.
SC Grants Bail to 4 Convicts in Narodya Patiya Riots Case
The Supreme Court has ordered the release of four convicts in the 2002 Narodya Patiya riots case, reported News18.
A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar granted bail to the four convicts on the grounds that the Gujarat High Court’s decision was ‘debatable’. In three bail order, the SC also said that there were doubts over the conviction.
Sensex Gains 50 Points, Nifty Tops 10,930
Sensex gained 76.83 points to touch 36,521.47 while Nifty gained 8.3 points to touch 10,931.05.
PM Modi Inaugurates Netaji's Museum in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort in Delhi.
Encounter Underway Near Bukhmarka in Rajnandgaon
An exchange of fire is underway between naxals and Special Task Force (STF)/District Reserve Guards (DRG) teams near Bukhmarka in Rajnandgaon.
Woman, Five Others Held for Killing Husband in Jharkhand
Six persons, including a woman, were arrested for allegedly killing her husband in Jharkhand's Palamau district, police said on Wednesday.
The woman's husband, Amresh Oraon, a resident of Maknapur village under the jurisdiction of Manatu police station, had been missing from January 14.
Oraon's body was recovered by the police from the banks of Amanat river on the basis of a lead provided by his friend Raju Baitha, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Palamau, Indrajeet Mahatha, said.
Maknapur village is located near the river, the police officer said.
9 Youngsters Arrested From Maharashtra for Alleged ISIS Links
Nine men arrested from Maharashtra for alleged links with terror outfit ISIS.
2 Injured, 2 Rescued as Landslide Hits Kullu
Two injured, two rescued as landslide hits two vehicles on Kullu-Lag valley route, in Kullu district.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Appointed Cong General Secy for UP East
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appointed Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.
As she is the incharge for eastern UP, she will be managing the party’s campaignPrime Minister’s Narendra Modi seat which falls in the region.
CBI Books Former Air India Chief in Corruption Case
The CBI has booked former Air India Chairman-cum-Managing Director Arvind Jadhav and other former senior officials of the national carrier for allegedly violating norms in appointing general manager rank officers, officials said Wednesday.
Hand-Raised Rhinos Translocated to Manas National Park from Kaziranga
A pair of hand-raised rhinos, a male and female, have been translocated from Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park in Assam.
The translocation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Forest department, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India, an official of the Manas Natioanl Park said on Wednesday.
Roadside Vendor Gets 5-Year Jail Term for Killing Friend
A Delhi court has held a roadside vendor guilty of killing a man in a fit of rage in 2013 and sentenced him to five years imprisonment, a term which he has already served during trial.
Former HP CM Virbhadra Singh, Wife Move HC Challenging Court Order in DA Case
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order to frame charges against them for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets (DA) of over Rs 10 crore.
Fresh Tremor Hits Eastern Nepal
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook the Eastern Nepal's Bhojpur and its adjoining Khotang districts late Tuesday, the country's seismological department said.
The tremor was felt around 10.30 pm and its epicentre was in Bhojpur district, about 500 km east of Kathmandu, the National Seismological Department said on Wednesday.
Militants & Police Forces Exchange Fire in J&K's Baramulla
Exchange of fire between security personnel and militants on the outskirts of village in J&K’s Baramulla area. 2-3 militants are reported to be trapped.
Unitech Managing Director's Bail Plea Rejected
Supreme Court rejects bail plea of Unitech’s Managing Director Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay Chandra. They have been in jail since 9 August, 2017, for allegedly cheating home buyers.
Union Cabinet Approves Creation of GSTAT National Bench
Union Cabinet has approved the creation of National Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT).
Explosion in Firecracker Storehouse, One Person Dies
One person died in an explosion in a house which was also used to store firecrackers, in Punjab nagar of Suar tehsil earlier today (Wednesday). A police team is present at the spot. Investigation is underway.
BSF Arrests Man With Fake Currency Notes in Malda
Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested one person and seized fake Indian currency notes with the face value of Rs 4,76,000 from him in Border Out Post (BOP) Sabdalpur of 24 Battalion BSF in Malda, West Bengal.
Select Committee to Meet on 24 Jan for New CBI Director's Appointment
Select Committee to meet on Thursday, 24 January at Prime Minister’s residence (7 Lok Kalyan Marg) in Delhi for the appointment of new the CBI Director.
Cong to Contest Both Assembly and LS Elections Alone in AP
The Congress asserted that it would contest the upcoming elections in Andhra Pradesh, both to the state Assembly and Lok Sabha, on its own and not have any alliance with the ruling Telugu Desam Party.
"We will contest all 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats alone,” AICC general secretary and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy maintained.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in J&K's Mendhar Sector
Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mendhar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLVC44 to Lift Off Tomorrow
PSLVC44 will be launched tomorrow night from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The polar satellite launch vehicle will be carrying Kalamsat payload and Microsat-R satellite into space.
Piyush Goyal Named Interim Finance Minister
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance and Corporate Affairs ministries on Wednesday in view of the indisposition of Arun Jaitley, who is currently undergoing treatment abroad.
According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, the President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, directed that during the period of Jaitley's indisposition, the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Corporate Affairs, held by him, be temporarily assigned to Goyal, in addition to his existing portfolios.
Two Cars Collide into Each Other and Catch Fire Killing Three
Three persons were charred to death and two others were injured after the cars they were travelling in collided with each other and caught fire Wednesday on the Anand Vihar flyway in Shahdara, police said.
Over-Speeding Car Rams into Parked Truck Killing Three in Kullu
Three people died after an over-speeding car rammed into a parked truck in Raison area of Kullu this evening.
Fire Breaks Out in Market Area of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Fire breaks out in Chhatri market area of Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh. Three houses gutted. Fire tenders are present at the spot. Fire fighting operation is underway. No injuries/casualties have been reported yet.
Trump Recognizes Venezuela Oppn Leader Guaido as 'Interim President'
US President Donald Trump has recognized Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido as the "interim president".
Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido declared himself the country's "acting president" on Wednesday, 23 January, during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro.
"I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections," said Guaido as thousands of supporters cheered.
Trump Ex-Lawyer Cohen Delays Congressional Testimony Citing 'Threats'
US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has delayed congressional testimony citing "threats" from the president, reports AFP citing reports.
Gunman Killed Five at US Bank: Police
A gunman killed at least five people on Thursday, 24 January, at a bank in Sebring, Florida in the southern United States, police said.
"We have at least five victims, people who were senselessly murdered," Police Chief Karl Hoglund told a news conference.
The alleged shooter, identified as a 21-year-old resident of Sebring, has been taken into custody, Hoglund said.
13 Dead in Two Days of Venezuela Unrest: Rights Group
Thirteen people have died during two days of unrest in Venezuela amid protests against President Nicolas Maduro, a Caracas-based rights group reported on Thursday, 24 January.
The deaths, mostly from gunshot wounds, were recorded in the capital and across the country, the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict told AFP.