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Fuel Prices Reach a New High
Fuel prices in Delhi reached a new high with petrol and diesel at Rs 82.86 per litre and Rs 74.12 per litre respectively, ANI reported. Petrol and Diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 90.22 per litre and Rs 78.69 per litre, respectively.
Woman Dies of Swine Flu in Uttarakhand
A woman died allegedly due to swine flu in Uttarakhand’s Khatima, ANI reported. Her family was called in by a medical team and was given vaccines.
"This being a suspicious case,her close contacts were given medicines for seasonal influenza. Area being surveyed to see if there are other patients,” the deputy chief medical officer told ANI.
Encounter Between Security Forces, Militants in J&K
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla following exchange of fire with militants on Tuesday morning, ANI reported.
US-South Korea Ink First Trade Deal
US President Donald Trump on Monday inked his administration's first trade deal with South Korea, which he described as "a historic milestone" and a promise fulfilled to his countrymen.
"The new US-Korea agreement includes significant improvements to reduce our trade deficit and expand opportunities to export American products to South Korea," Trump told reporters at the signing ceremony in New York on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly.
EU to Set up Legal Entity to Help Iran Against US Sanctions
European Union will set up a legal entity to preserve oil and other business with Iran, in bid to evade US sanction, ANI reported.
TN BJP Chief Nominates PM Modi for
Tamil Nadu BJP President Dr Tamilisai Soundarajan has nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for launching the healthcare scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana - 'Ayushman Bharat', ANI reported. She also appealed to people to join her in nominating the PM.
Demonstrations in PoK Over Water Woes
Demonstrations were carried out in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir's Muzaffarabad city as Islamabad continues to wage water war in region, ANI reported. The course of Neelum river has been diverted to Punjab province to utilise it for Neelum-Jhelum power project,causing acute water shortage in the region.
Scuffle Between Doctors, Patient's Kin at BHU Hospital
A scuffle broke out between junior doctors of BHU's Sir Sunderlal Hospital and a patient's kin on Monday night, ANI reported. Security was beefed up at the hospital. "The situation is under control. We will collect CCTV footage to identify the culprits. We have detained one person," the police told ANI.
Reshuffle in Police, Civic Administration Ahead of J&K Polls
The Jammu and Kashmir state administration headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday ordered a major reshuffle in the civil and police administration, ahead of start of civic body elections in the state from next month, Graeter Kashmir reported.
Kashmir Separatist Leaders Warn of Mass Uprising
Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday warned New Delhi of mass uprising against alleged “brazen sale of our economic assets and environmental beauty besides evil designs to change the demography of the state,” Greater Kashmir reported.
“Tinkering with the hereditary law, change in Muslim majority character of the state, elimination of state subject laws, privatization of electric projects, construction of military basements at Gulmarg and other health resorts of tourism destinations, are on the anvil to turn Jammu and Kashmir as a mere colony,” the leaders said in a joint statement, as quoted by GK
Man Abducted by Militants Found Dead in J&K's Sopore
A 45-year-old man, who was abducted by militants, was found dead Monday in an orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore area, PTI reported.
Mushtaq Ahmad Mir's body was recovered Monday morning from an orchard in the Latti Shot area of Sopore in Baramulla district. Mir was abducted by militants after they barged into his house in Sopore's Harwan area in the north Kashmir district on Saturday night.
Bandipora Health Department Employees Suffer Due to Shortage of Clerical Staff
Over two hundred employees of the Health Department, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora, have been suffering on account of a lack of clerical staff in the office for the last eight months, Greater Kashmir reported .
The four junior assistants who took care of the employees’ salaries, general provident fund and other work were transferred out of the office in the wake of their involvement in a corruption scandal. Since then no one has filled their positions.
Instagram Co-Founders to Step Down
Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported late Monday citing unnamed sources according to PTI.
Systrom and Krieger have resigned from their posts as chief executive and chief technology officer respectively, not giving reasons and saying they planned to take time off, according to the Times.
Rupee Falls 33 Paise to 72.96 Against US Dollar
Continuing its slide, the rupee weakened by 33 paise to 72.96 against the US dollar Tuesday, hurt by increased demand for the American currency from importers as global crude oil prices hit four-year high.
The international benchmark Brent crude breached the USD 81 a barrel mark by surging over 3 percent to trade at $81.28 a barrel.
Jaitley to Hold Meet with Public Sector Banks
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a meeting with Public Sector Banks on Tuesday. Officials from Debt Recovery Tribunal, Bank Board Bureau,Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will also take part in the meeting.
Quake Strikes Assam's Barpeta
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Assam's Barpeta at 9:17 am on Tuesday, ANI reported.
Govt Ready for Talks with 'Everyone' on Kashmir Issue: Rajnath
The government is ready for dialogue with "everyone" on Kashmir issue, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, days after India cancelled a foreign minister-level talks with Pakistan, PTI reported.
Singh, however, asserted that terrorism in Kashmir Valley is "Pakistan-sponsored".
"I think the (Kashmir) matter will be resolved. We are ready to talk to everyone," he told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the Central Zonal Council.
The home minister said as far as terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, all security agencies are working in coordination.
"Terrorism in Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored," he said.
First UK Sikh Guardsman tested Positive for Cocaine
A 22-year-old Sikh soldier, who created history by becoming the first to wear a turban during an annual parade to mark British Queen Elizabeth II's birthday ceremony, could be kicked out from his post after he was tested positive for cocaine, according to a media report cited by PTI.
Charanpreet Singh Lall made headlines across the world for wearing the turban during the Trooping the Colour in June.
However, last week he failed a random drugs test at his barracks, with insiders claiming he registered "high levels" of cocaine, The Sun reported.
Court Adjourns Hearing on ED's Plea Against Karti Chidambaram
Delhi's Patiala House Court adjourned hearing on Enforcement Directorate plea seeking cancellation of interim protection to Karti Chidambaram for 8 October , ANI reported.
SC Declines to Ban MPs, MLAs Facing Criminal Charges
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to ban MPs and MLAs facing criminal charges, from contesting elections, CNN-News18 reported.
The court reportedly said that it cannot bar netas facing criminal charges unless they are convicted and left the decision to the Parliament.
According to Bar&Bench, the court said that the candidates contesting must declare their criminal antecedents and political parties must put up criminal antecedents of their candidates on their websites.
The court also said that the Parliament must make law to ensure candidates with criminal antecedents don’t enter public life and take part in law making.
Group of Men Force Woman to Pose Nude, Take Pictures
A group of men has allegedly forced a woman to pose for obscene photographs in a video after taking her husband hostage near Virajpur Railway station in Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jamshedpur, PTI reported.
The incident occurred when the couple was returning home from work on 15 September. A group of six/seven men had accosted them and made an attempt to rape her after taking her husband hostage in an area under Gamariah police station.
As the men failed to commit the crime after the woman started screaming, they took her to a nearby bush where they forced her to pose for obscene photographs in a video.
SC Constitutes Committee to Recommend Measures on Prison Reforms
The Supreme Court constituted a three-member committee on jail reform, to be headed by former SC judge Amitava Roy to recommend measures on prison reform, ANI reported.
The Committee would be assisted by government officials and will file reports before the Supreme Court from time to time.
J&K Police Find Civilian Body
Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday found body of a 30-year-old man from the Balahama area on the outskirts of the city.
"Body of Zahoor Ahmad Dar was found in Balahama in the early hours. The body has been taken into custody and inquest proceedings under Section 174 CrPC have been launched to ascertain the cause of death," a police spokesman said.
Fun Has Just Begun: Rahul Gandhi on Rafale Deal
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, taking a jibe on the government’s alleged scandals and the alleged scam in the Rafale deal said that more “interesting things” will come up in future, ANI reported.
“This is just the beginning, more interesting things will come up in the next 2-3 months,” said Gandhi while speaking at AMethi on Monday.
J&K VDC Member, Wife Injured As Rifle Goes Off
A Village Defence Committee (VDC) member and his wife were injured when his rifle went off under suspicious circumstances in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, PTI reported.
The .303 rifle of VDC member Kulwant Singh (35) went off at his home in Kodi village in Arnas tehsil Monday.
The bullet hit him and his wife Goddi Devi (33), police said, adding neighbours informed police about the injured couple who were later hospitalised.
DGCA Begins Probe in Jet Airways' Training Programme
Aviation regulator DGCA has begun inspection of the training programme of the beleaguered Jet Airways, PTI reported.
As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines, all air operators are required to develop a training programme for their crew and dispatchers. It's also the responsibility of the operator to ensure that its training programme is complete, current, and in compliance with the DGCA guidelines.
"The DGCA has commenced a three-day inspection of Jet Airways' training programme. During the exercise, it will asses all aspects of its training programme and also find out whether the airline is in comliance to those norms which are part of the training manual," a DGCA official told PTI.
US to Provide $185 Mn in Assistance for Those Affected by Rakhine State Crisis
The US will provide more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those affected by the Rakhine State crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, including funding for the Rohingya refugees as well as for supporting critical emergency services.
The new funding will support the implementation of critical emergency services, including protection, emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation, health care, and psychosocial support.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Monday that the US will provide more than $185 million in additional humanitarian assistance, of which $156 million would go to refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, taking its total humanitarian aid for the crisis to nearly $389 million in the past year.
Consider Declaring Areas Around Taj as Heritage, SC Tells UP Govt
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked UP government to consider declaring certain portions of the area surrounding Taj Mahal as heritage, PTI reported.
Amit Shah to Address Party Workers in Jaipur
BJP president Amit Shah will address booth-level party workers at a meeting in Dhankya village of Jaipur district on Wednesday, PTI reported.
During his one day visit, Shah will inaugurate 'Deendayal Upadhyay memorial' at Dhankya and will address the booth workers meeting, Bharatiya Janata Party's state general secretary Bhajanlal said.
He informed that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union minister Piyush Goyal and other leaders will also attend the programme.
SC Asks Delhi BJP Chief to File Affidavit in Seal Breaking Case
After asking him to appear before it to explain his stand in connection with breaking the seal of a locked house in an unauthorised colony in Delhi, the Supreme Court asked Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari to file an affidavit within a week and the fixed matter for further hearing to 3 October.
Lt Gen MM Naravane to Take Over as The New Eastern Army Commander
Lt Gen MM Naravane will take over as the new Eastern Army Commander, ANI reported. Lt Gen Abhay Krishna has been moved to the Central Command as the Commander from the Eastern Command.
Five Militants Killed in J&K's Tangdhar
Bodies of three terrorists were recovered after five terrorists were killed in an anti-infiltration operation in J&K's Tangdhar sector, SSP Kupwara told PTI. One security personnel was killed and another was injured during the operation.
Rahul Gandhi is a Shiv Bhakt Now: Madhya Pradesh CM
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched an attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s Kailash mansarovar Yatra and said that he never uploaded pictures of his foreign visits, ANI reported.
“He has now become a Shiv Bhakt. He made his Manasarovar yatra pictures viral on the internet. Why doesn’t he upload pictures of his foreign visits?” said Chouhan while addressing a rally in Bhopal.
2 Militants Killed in an Encounter in J&K's Baramulla
Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla's Tuzzar, ANI reported. The operation is still underway.
BJP Protests in Amethi over Rahul Gandhi's Comments on Modi
Furious with Congress president Rahul Gandhi for using "foul language" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP workers staged a noisy protest in Amethi on Tuesday to demand an apology and were dispersed by police, PTI reported.
As Congress and BJP workers faced off against each other on the second day of his visit to his parliamentary constituency, Gandhi went to the district magistrate's office amid tight security.
"The situation is under control now. The BJP and the Congress came face to face and police had to intervene," said Additional Superintendent of Police BC Dubey.
Exfiltration Bid Foiled in J&K
Army troops have foiled an exfiltration bid along the LoC and arrested a man in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
The Army observed some movement near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector and detained one man. He was identified as Rafiq, a resident of Chadora area of Budgam district in Central Kashmir.
After preliminary questioning, Army handed over to the police.
As per investigation, he was exfiltrating to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for joining militancy.
Delhi Police Files Status Report in Sunanda Pushkar Death Case
Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a status report in Delhi High Court in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, ANI reported. The court has listed the matter for final hearing on 9 October.
Arun Jaitley Expects India to Sustain Growth Rate of 8 Percent
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday said that he expects India to sustain a growth rate of around 8 percent.
Sensex, Nifty Snap 5-Day Losing Streak Led By HDFC Twins
Indian equity benchmarks snapped their worst losing streak of 2018 led by HDFC twins, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Infosys.
The S&P BSE Sensex rose 1 percent or 347 points to 36,652 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index climbed 0.9 percent or 100 points to 11,067.
For most part of the day, the benchmarks were highly volatile as Nifty swung 20 times between gains and losses. However, the sentiment improved after the LIC Chairman VK Sharma said that LIC will ensure Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) doesn't collapse and did not rule out raising stake in the beleaguered company.
Triple Talaq Challenged in Supreme Court
Triple Talaq ordinance challenged in the Supreme Court. Samastha Kerala Jam’eyyath ul-Ulama, a religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics has filed a petition.
Finance Minister Exhorts Banks to Take Steps to Ensure Clean Lending
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the amendment of IBC to debar wilful defaulters has had the unintended positive consequence of defaulting borrowers stepping forward to make payment in order to participate in the resolution process, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
Jaitley exhorted the banks to ensure all steps at their end to ensure clean lending and effective action in cases of fraud and wilful default, in order to justify the trust reposed in banks.Banks must strive to be seen always as institutions of clean and prudent lending.
SC to Pronounce Verdict on Aadhaar Validity on 26 September
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgment on the validity of Aadhaar on Wednesday, 26 September, according to media reports. This development comes after the SC had reserved verdict on May 10.
Magistrate Suspended in TN for 'Sexual Harassment' of Lawyer Heaedline
A judicial magistrate in the district was suspended Tuesday for alleged sexual harassment of a woman advocate, court officials said here.
Principal District Judge N Uma Maheswari suspended Sathyamangalam Judicial Magistrate R Rajavelu following a preliminary inquiry into a complaint sent to her by the advocate, they said.
CBI Asks Interpol Wing in Nigeria on Nitin Sandesara
An official of the Central Bureau of Investigation, on Monday said that CBI has asked Interpol wing in Nigeria to confirm if absconding businessman Nitin Sandesara is in that country.
Dubai Court Slaps 30-year-old Indian with Molestation Charges
An Indian youth has been slapped with molestation charges by a Dubai court after he allegedly groped a woman while she was walking late at night, according to a media report.
Insolvency and Bankrupcy Code Successful: Finance Minister
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while addressing an annual review meeting of Public Sector Banks performance and reforms, said that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code impact was clearly visible. He further said that the NPAs are on a decline as recoveries have picked up.
Woman's Body Found in a Bag in Delhi's Nizamuddin, Head in Another Bag
Body of a woman found in Delhi's Nizamuddin area earlier on Tuesday, 25 September. According to the report, the woman’s head was found in one bag and rest of body in another bag. The police is at the spot.
AAP Leader Sends Legal Notice to Sitharaman Over Rafale Deal
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said Tuesday he had sent a legal notice to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal.
In the notice, the AAP leader demanded that the Rafale deal be scrapped and Dassault Reliance Aerospace be barred from handling or manufacturing Rafale fighter jets. He also sought a probe by a Supreme Court-monitored special investigation team (SIT).
Sweden's Center-Left PM Loses Confidence Vote
Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority.
Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new government can be formed that has the command of the Riksdagen.
Delhi Cabinet Approves Rooftop Solar Power for Housing Societies
The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved the 'Mukhyamantri Solar Power Scheme' to set up solar panels on rooftops of group housing societies in Delhi.
Under the Renewable Energy Service Co (RESCO) model, the domestic consumer will not have to spend any money for the installation of solar panels. It will be done by select service providers, Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain told the media.
UP CM Adityanath Unveil's Deendayal Upadhyaya's Statue
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik, on Tuesday unveiled a statue of BJP ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on the Agra University campus.
They also opened a new building of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute.
Bill Cosby Gets to 3 to 10 Years for 2004 Sex Assault
Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.
Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced Cosby on Tuesday, five months after his conviction in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of five to 10 years in prison. The defense asked for house arrest.
Renowned Commentator Jasdev Singh Passes Away
Renowned commentator Jasdev Singh, considered the voice of Indian sports on Doordarshan, died on Tuesday, 25 September after prolonged illness.
He was 87 and is survived by his son and daughter.
During the late '70s and early '80s, considered to be Doordarshan's best days in sports coverage, Jasdev Singh, along with Ravi Chaturvedi and Sushil Doshi, were some of the household names for sports-lovers.
Yamuna River Crosses Danger Mark
The Yamuna river on Tuesday, 25 September, crossed the danger mark and is currently flowing at 205.24 metres, officials said, warning that the level is expected to further increase.
Around 11,19,430 cusecs of water was discharged from Hathani Kund Barrage till 2pm, the officials said.
The water level is expected to further increase and an alert has been sounded by the authorities, they added.