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One Terrorist Killed in an Encounter in Anantnag, Encounter Underway in Noorbagh

One terrorist has been killed in the encounter in Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag district, ANI reported. Firing has stopped and a search operation is underway, according to reports from ANI.

Another encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Noorbagh on the outskirts of Srinagar city, where 2 terrorists are believed to be trapped, the news agency said, adding that internet services have also been suspended.

Fuel Prices Continue to Soar

Fuel prices in Delhi reached a new high with petrol and diesel at Rs 83 per litre and Rs 74.24 per litre respectively, ANI reported.

Petrol and Diesel prices in Mumbai are at Rs 90.35 per litre and Rs 78.82 per litre, respectively.

BJP MLA Sangeet Som's Residence Attacked in Meerut

Unidentified miscreants opened fire at BJP MLA Sangeet Som’s house in Meerut, ANI reported. A hand grenade was hurled at the residence.

The MLA told ANI, “I have not received any threats. But yes, I had received a call two years ago that I will be killed with a grenade.”

Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and Terrorists in J&K's Budgam

Firing continues in Budgam’s Chadoora, where an encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists, ANI reported.

Three terrorists are believed to be trapped in a building at the site of the encounter, the news agency added.

This is the third such encounter in the state on the same day.

US to Start Deportation Process from October, Respite for H1B Holders

From 1 October, the US would start implementing a new rule which allows initiation of deportation process of people whose legal status to stay in America has expired for reasons such as denial of visa extension application or change in status, officials said.

However in a relief to H-1B visa holders, a federal agency tasked with this said that for the time being this policy will not be implemented with respect to employment-based petitions and humanitarian applications and petitions.

(Source: PTI)

Rupee Strengthens in Early Trade, at 72.42 Against US Dollar

Rupee opened higher on Thursday at 72.42 against the US Dollar, CNBC-TV18 reported.

Income Tax Department Raids Offices of RJD's Abu Dojana in Patna

The Income Tax department raided RJD MLA Abu Dojana's offices in Bihar's Patna, ANI reported. This is the second day of the raids.

Sensex Opens at 36,572, Nifty 11,067

Indian equity benchmarks swung between gains and losses ahead of the derivative expiry for the month of September.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 31 points to 36,572 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index advanced 12 points or 0.1 percent to 11,067.

Fifteen of 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE were trading higher led by the S&P BSE Utilities Index's 0.8 percent gain. On the other hand, the S&P BSE Telecom Index was top loser, down 0.3 percent.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Civilian Killed During Cordon & Search Operation in Noorbagh

A civilian was killed during a cordon and search operation by security forces in Noorbagh area of the city on Thursday, a police official said.

Security forces had launched a search operation in the area following information about presence of militants there, the official said.

Some gunshots were heard during the search operation and later the body of a civilian, identified as Mohd Salim, was recovered, he added.

Terrorist, Security Personnel Killed in Anantnag Encounter

One terrorist has been killed and one security personnel lost his life in the Anantnag encounter. The operation is underway.

DMK President MK Stalin Admitted to Hospital in Chennai for Surgical Procedure

DMK president MK Stalin was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai late on Wednesday for a minor surgical procedure, ANI reported. He will be discharged on Thursday afternoon.

Capt Amarinder Seeks Compensation for Farmers from PM Modi

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has written to PM Narendra Modi, reiterating his request for Rs 100 per quintal as compensation to farmers for management of paddy straw, reported ANI.

Two Arrested in Delhi for Possessing Cannabis

Delhi Police arrested two people from east Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar for possessing 5 kg of cannabis, reported ANI.

Kerala nun rape case: Order from Kerala HC on 3 October

The trial on the bail plea of former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal has concluded at Kerala High Court. The court will pronounce an order scheduled on 3 October, Wednesday, reported ANI.

Salman Khan Moves SC over 'Loveratri' Furore

The Supreme Court has stayed FIRs and criminal proceedings against the actor and others associated with the movie 'Loveyatri', reported News18.

Actor Salman Khan, who has produced ‘Loveyatri’, approached Supreme Court alleging that he has been receiving threats for upcoming movie Loveratri, reported Bar and Bench.

An FIR was lodged for allegedly hurting religious sentiments over the title's similarity with 'Navratri', News18 reported.

Six Arrested in a Clash Among Dalits in Muzaffarnagar

Six people have been arrested and 29 booked in connection with a clash that occurred between two Dalit groups at Nagla Bajurg village in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Thursday, 27 September, reported PTI.

SHO BP Singh said security has been tightened and additional policemen deployed in the village as a precautionary measure, PTI reported.

One person was killed and several were injured in a clash between two Dalit groups over a minor dispute in the village on Wednesday.

Two Terrorists Killed in an Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Two terrorists were killed in Budgam encounter, one of the three that broke out today morning in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported.

According to ANI reports, a search operation is underway.

Three terrorists were reportedly trapped in a building at the encounter site in Budgam's Chadoora.

DMK President MK Stalin Discharged After a Minor Surgery

DMK president MK Stalin has been discharged from Chennai's Apollo Hospital today, ANI reported.

The DMK patriarch was admitted to the hospital on 26 September, Wednesday and had undergone a minor surgical procedure for the removal of a cyst from his right thigh.

SC to Pronounce Judgement on Women's Entry in Sabrimala Tomorrow

The five-judge bench will pronounce its judgement on entry of women in Sabrimala temple tomorrow morning, Live Law reported.

The Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices RF Nariman, Khanwilkar , DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra reserved the Judgment on August 1.

Foodpanda Expands to 13 New Cities

Online food ordering and delivery platform Foodpanda India said it has expanded its delivery network to 13 new cities as part of its expansion strategy.

The company's delivery network already exists in seven cities namely Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

The 13 cities where Foodpanda has launched operations include Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Nagpur, Mysore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore, a company statement read.

Cbi Team to Dig Deeper into Louis Berger Scam

Six Central Bureau of Investigation officials on Thursday reached Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) office, to further inquire matters in connections with Louis Berger scam, ANI reported.

In July 2015, officials of the New Jersey-based Louis Berger admitted in a US court that they had bribed top officials in several countries to win government projects. These included water development projects in Goa and Assam, then ruled by the Congress.

Delhi HC Directs Govt to Fill Up Teacher Vacancies

Delhi High Court on Thursday, directed Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) and Directorate Of Education (DoE) to expeditiously fill up all teacher vacancies both in direct recruitment and promotion.

The court directed DoE and Municipal Corporation Departments to file status report on teacher vacancies.

The court announce that the next date of hearing on the matter will be on 4 March 2019.

Manipur Bandh Partially Hit Normal Life

A 48-hour bandh called by six students' organisations partially hit normal life in the state Thursday, PTI reported quoting officials.

According to the report, all shops in the busy markets of the capital – Paona and Thangal Bazaar were closed. Most vehicles were not plying and educational institutions remained closed.

The bandh was called by six students organisations from Wednesday midnight demanding "unconditional release" of 15 students and teachers of the Manipur University, who were arrested on 21 September on a complaint filed by newly-appointed Acting Vice Chancellor K Yugindro Singh.

Maldives’ President-Elect Invites Modi For His Oath Taking Ceremony

Maldives' President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking ceremony in November.

Solih's spokesperson Mariya Ahmed Didi said on Wednesday that Modi was invited to the ceremony during a telephonic conversation between the two sides following Solih's victory in the presidential elections on Sunday, The Edition reported.

He will be sworn in on November 17 and his term is expected to continue until 2023.

30th GST Council Meeting To Be Held on 28 September

The 30th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting will be held on Friday, 28 September.

The Council will take up the Kerala government’s demand for imposing a cess following the Kerala floods.

(Source: ANI)

UEFA to Use VAR in Champions League Next Season

UEFA on Thursday said that it will begin using video review in the Champions League next season, after its debut in the Super Cup.

The UEFA executive committee also decided to approve video assistant referees for the 2020 European Championship and the 2020-21 Europa League.

(Source: AP)

LeT Terrorist Killed in Anantnag; One Security Personnel Martyred

A LeT terrorist, Asif Malik, was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Thursday, 27 September.

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat and Irfan Ahmad Dar, were also killed in Budgam earlier on Thursday. Happy Singh, a jawan of 19 Rrashtriya Rifles, lost his life in action during the encounter operation, according to J&K police.

(Source: ANI)

Kerala Cabinet Will Give Compensation to Former ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan

The Kerala Cabinet will be giving Rs 50 lakh as compensation to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. Earlier, he was granted compensation by the Supreme Court for being arrested in an alleged spying case.

Also Read : ISRO ‘Espionage’ Case: Scientist Nambi Narayanan Demands New Probe

(Source: ANI)

CBI Registers Case Against M/S VMC Systems Ltd & Its Promoters for Defrauding PNB

The Central Bureau Investigation registered a case against M/s VMC Systems Ltd and its promoters for defrauding PNB to the tune of Rs 539 crores.

In another incident, CBI has also registered a case against Chennai-based SLO Industries & Aran Steels Pvt Ltd and its promoters for defrauding Corporation Bank to the tune of Rs 201 crores.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Police Arrests Restaurant Attendant for Filming Woman Inside a Washroom.

The Delhi police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old washroom attendant, working at a restaurant in Delhi's Connaught Place, who tried to make a video of a woman inside a washroom.

The incident took place on Wednesday night.

(Source: ANI)


SC to Pass Verdict on Bhima Koregaon Case Tomorrow

The Supreme Court will be passing the verdict in the Bhima Koregaon case on Friday, 28 September.

(Source: ANI)

Also Read : Activists, Authors Condemn Arrests Over Bhima Koregaon Violence  

Germany to Host 2024 European Football Championships: UEFA

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) chose Germany as the host for the Euro 2024 football championship. Turkey had put forward the rival bid to host the tournament.

(Source: AFP)

Dam's Wall in Pune Collapses, Around 200 Houses Affected

A wall of a canal of Khadakwasla dam collapsed on Thursday, 27 September, leading to the flooding of the Sinhanad road in Pune. The people trapped in the area were rescued.

(Source: ANI)

Govt Constitutes Lokpal Search Committee

The government on Thursday constituted an eight-member search committee, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal.

The other eight people appointed as the members in Lokpal Search Committee are – Justice SR Singh Yadav, former ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar, Prasar Bharti Chief A Surya Prakash, former SG Ranjit Kumar, former SBI CMD Arundhati Bhattacharya, ILD University VC Dr Lalit K Panwar, Ex-Gujarat DGP SS Khandwawala

Tripura Gets New Chief Secretary

Additional Chief Secretary Lalit Kumar Gupta will be the new Chief Secretary of Tripura, replacing Sanjeev Ranjan, who had been earlier appointed the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India, an official said on Thursday.

India is Committed to Buy Iranian Oil: Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif

Following a meeting with India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, Iran’s foreign affairs minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that India is committed to buy Iranian oil, reported Reuters. He also said that India will also continue partaking in the two nations’ economic cooperation.

This comes ahead of US sanctions aimed at halting Tehran’s oil exports.

Ex-Guj Finance Minister Manoharsinh Jadeja Dead, Modi Condoles Death

Veteran politician Manoharsinh Jadeja who had served as finance minister in the erstwhile Congress government in Gujarat died at his residence here Thursday. He was 83.

Moments after the politician's demise, PM Modi in a tweet said 'saddened by the demise of former Gujarat Minister Shri Manoharsinh Jadeja Ji. Respected across party lines, he made a mark as a dedicated legislator and good administrator. My thoughts are with his family and well wishers in this sad hour.'

Defiant Kavanaugh Vows Not to Withdraw From US Supreme Court

A defiant Brett Kavanaugh told lawmakers on Thursday, 27 September, that he will not withdraw as President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, slamming the controversial confirmation process as a "national disgrace."

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process," Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisting "I am innocent of this charge" of sexual assault from decades ago.

"My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations," Kavanaugh, fighting back tears as he insisted he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

(Source: PTI)

Canadian Lawmakers Vote to Strip Aung San Suu Kyi of Honorary Citizenship

Canadian lawmakers vote to strip State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship, reported AFP.

US Regulators Charge Tesla CEO Elon Musk With Fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Tesla CEO Elon Musk with securities fraud, alleging he misled investors last month in tweets about taking the company private.

Musk tweeted on 7 August that he had "secured" funding to privatize the electric automaker at USD 420 a share, causing a brief spike in Tesla's share price.

The SEC said Musk's statements on Twitter were "false and misleading" and that he had never discussed the plans with company officials or potential funders.

Musk later said he later decided against the plan.

(Source: PTI)

Ex-Gujarat Fin Min Manoharsinh Jadeja Passes Away

Veteran politician Manoharsinh Jadeja who had served as finance minister in the erstwhile Congress government in Gujarat passed away on Thursday, 27 September. He was 83.

(Source: PTI)

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