Latest News: Pak Violates Ceasefire in Poonch, 1 Civilian Injured
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Latest News: Pak Violates Ceasefire in Poonch, 1 Civilian Injured

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Firing Between Militants and Security Forces in J&K

A brief exchange of fire occurred late night between militants and security forces in Anantnag district's Kokarnag area in Jammu and Kashmir. The area under cordon. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

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I-T Raids at DMK Durai Murugan's Residence

Officials of I-T department have been conducting a raid since Friday night at the residence of DMK treasurer Durai Murugan, at Katpadi in Vellore.

Kingston Engineering College & Durai Murugan B.Ed. college in Katpadi are also being raided, reported ANI.

Factory Explosion in China Kills Five

Five people were reported dead in a factory explosion incident in eastern China, according to news agency AFP.

Punjab Police Recover Over Rs 9 Cr Hawala Money

The Khanna city police recovered Rs 9,66,61,700 of hawala money from 3 vehicles during regular security checking on Friday.

Dhruv Dahiya, SSP Khanna says, "6 persons have been apprehended & produced before authorities. Case has been handed over to the IT department investigation wing."

ITBP Officer Shoots Himself in J&K’s Baramulla

An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer shot and killed himself with his service rifle on Saturday, 30 March, in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

The victim was identified as Sub-Inspector Chander Mani. The incident took place inside a camp in Tangmarg area.

"An FIR has been registered into the incident," the police added.

(Source: IANS)

Caracas, Other Major Venezuelan Cities Hit by New Blackout

A new blackout hit Caracas and other major Venezuelan cities on Friday, 29 March, the third major electricity outage in the crisis-plagued country this month.

The blackout began around 7:10 pm, leaving the capital as well as cities including Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay and San Cristobal without electricity, according to users on social media networks.

(Source: AFP)

Facebook Set to Restrict Live-streaming Post NZ Attack

Facing flak after the New Zealand terror attack, that was live-streamed on its platform, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its "Facebook Live" feature.

Facebook came under pressure after a white man live-streamed a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch on Facebook Live.

The video of the terror attack in which 50 people were killed was viewed over 4,000 times before it was removed.

(Source: IANS)

Also Read : Removed 1.5 Million Videos of New Zealand Mosque Attack: Facebook

Petition Filed Before SC Seeking Clear Guidelines on Marital Rape Cases

A petition was filed before the Supreme Court by lawyer Anuja Kapur on Saturday, 30 March, seeking a direction to the Central government to ensure that there should be a clear guideline for registration of the cases related to marital rape under framed guidelines and laws, ANI reported.

Hundreds Vaccinated After Measles Emergency in New York

A New York county which declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak is on the "right path" after administering hundreds of vaccinations in two days, the chief of the US district said on Friday,29 March.

Under the emergency, Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places in a bid to prevent the once-eliminated disease from spreading, AFP reported.

JNU Sedition Case: Court Says Police Role on Sanction Matter Complete

A city court hearing the 2016 JNU sedition case on Saturday, 30 March, observed that the city police's role regarding sanction was complete and it will now ask the Delhi government about the same.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat made the observation after being told by police that sanction was an administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without that, PTI reported.

India Offers $100 Million Credit to Bolivia for Development Projects

India has offered $100 million credit to Bolivia after President Ram Nath Kovind held productive and extensive talks with his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales, as per PTI.

Kovind is on a three-day visit to Bolivia, the first high-level visit from India to the Latin American country since the establishment of diplomatic ties.

Indian National Stabbed to Death in Munich

An Indian man died and his wife sustained injuries after they were stabbed near Munich in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday, 30 March.

Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed near Munich, Swaraj tweeted. “Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are facilitating the travel of Prashant's brother to Germany. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.”

Fire Breaks Out in Warehouse in Delhi's Jaunapur

A fire broke out in a warehouse in Delhi’s Jaunapur area on Saturday, 30 March. As per ANI, five fire tenders are present at the spot and efforts to control the flames are underway. More details awaited.

NPP Worker Killed in Arunachal Pradesh

A National People's Party (NPP) worker has been killed by a suspected NSCN (IM) member at a village in Arunachal Pradesh, a district official said, as per PTI.

The suspected member of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Coucil of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) assaulted Jaley Anna and his friend Kham Nai Abhi, both NPP workers, at Kheti village in Tirap district at around 10 PM on Friday, the official said on condition of anonymity.

Palestinian Killed by Israel Fire Ahead of Border Protests: Gaza Ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early on Saturday, the territory's health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests, as per AFP.

The ministry said Mohammed Saad, 20, died after being hit in the head with shrapnel caused by Israeli army fire east of Gaza City.

Car Catches Fire in UP After Accident With Bus, Five Dead

Five people were burnt to death when the car in which they were travelling caught fire after being hit by a Nepali tourist bus in UP’s Pilibhit in the wee hours of Saturday, 30 March, police said.

The incident took place on Pilibhit-Bareilly road near Khamariya village under Kotwali Jehanabad police station area. All the five occupants were killed after the car caught fire, they said.

Avalanche Hits HP's Lahaul-Spiti, No Injuries Reported

An avalanche has occurred at the road at Muling Nala in Keylong area of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district. Roads connecting to Muling have been blocked. No injuries have been reported, as per ANI.

(Photo: ANI)

Court Extends ED Custody of Sushen Mohan Gupta

A Delhi court on Saturday, 30 March, extended by four days the custodial interrogation of Sushen Mohan Gupta, alleged defence agent arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP choppers scam related money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which produced Gupta, before Special judge Arvind Kumar, had sought extension of his custody by 10 days, PTI reported.

ED Files Chargesheet Against Deepak Talwar, Son

ED on Saturday, 30 march, filed a prosecution complaint in Delhi's Patiala House Court against Corporate Lobbyist Deepak Talwar, in a case of conniving with politicians, bureaucrats and granting profitable routes of Air India to private airlines.

ED has also named his son, Aditya Talwar, as an accused in the chargesheet. The court will take cognisance of the matter on 15 April. Talwar’s judicial custody has also been extended for the same date.

ED also attached hotel Holiday Inn, valued at Rs 120 crore, located in the upscale Aerocity area in the national capital, in connection with the money laundering case against Talwar.

(Source: ANI)

Also Read : Will File Chargesheet Against Deepak Talwar Before 1 April: ED

Taliban Kill Nine Afghan Policemen in Checkpoint Assault

Nine Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their checkpoints and launched a follow-up ambush in the eastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, officials said on Saturday, 30 March.

The assault began early on Friday when the Taliban attacked two adjacent checkpoints, Ghazni police spokesman Ahmad Khan Seerat told AFP.

US State Passes Bill Banning First-heartbeat Abortion

The governor of the southern US state of Georgia was expected to sign a bill banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected, after legislators on Friday approved the text which Hollywood celebrities vowed to fight.

Abortion is one of the most politically divisive issues in the United States and numerous states have tried to limit access to abortions.


Also Read : Where Does India Stand When It Comes to Safe Access to Abortions?

Ex-lawmaker Says Biden 'Inappropriately Touched Her' in 2014

Joe Biden, who is leading polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday faced a misconduct accusation by a Nevada ex-lawmaker claiming the then-vice president inappropriately kissed her before a campaign event, AFP reported.

Lucy Flores, the state's Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014, said she was beside the stage awaiting her turn to address a rally when Biden put his hands on her shoulders from behind, then leaned in and smelled her hair.

Court Frames Charges Against Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case Accused

Delhi's Saket Court on Saturday, 30 March, framed charges against all accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case under various sections of the POCSO Act, ANI reported.

Also Read : Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Assault Case: CBI Appoints Two SSPs

Red Cross to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has announced that it would have unhindered access to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela soon, the media reported.

The Red Cross will have the "legal and technical conditions" to start humanitarian aid deliveries to Venezuela within a month, as per CNN.

Also Read : Venezuela Suspends Oil Exports to India, Confirms Oil Minister

Road Accident in Pakistan Kills Six School Girls, Driver

At least seven people, including six school girls, were killed when a speeding bus collided head on with an auto-rickshaw in Pakistan's Bhukkar area. The accident happened on Saturday afternoon when the auto carrying the girls were returning home from their first-year high school exams, the Express Tribune reported.

(Source: PTI)

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Court Frames Charges Against 21 Accused

A Delhi court on Saturday, 30 March, framed various charges, including criminal conspiracy to commit rape and penetrative sexual assault, against all accused persons in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case.

Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha put the 21 accused on trial, saying there was prima facie enough evidence against them.

(Source: PTI)

Terrorists Lob Grenade in J&K's Pulwama, No Casualties

Terrorists lobbed grenade near SBI branch in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district today. No casualties have been reported so far.

(Source: ANI)

Civilian Shot Dead at Main Chowk in J&K's Baramulla

Terrorists have shot dead a civilian at Main Chowk Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir; more details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Afghan Officials: Explosion Kills 4 Students in Crossfire

A Taliban assault on a police checkpoint led to the deaths of four students on Saturday in eastern Ghazni province, a provincial official said.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for provincial governor, said that 17 others, including 15 students and two teachers, were wounded when an explosion, likely caused by rocket fire, hit the school in Andar district.

(Source: AP)

Fire Breaks out at Chemical Factory in Jodhpur

Fire broke out at a chemical factory in Basni Industrial Area of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Fire fighting operation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Air Marshal NS Dhillon Appointed as Strategic Forces Command Chief

Fighter pilot Air Marshal NS Dhillon has been appointed as the new Strategic Forces Command chief. The Strategic Forces Command looks after the strategic nuclear arsenal of the country.

(Source: ANI)

India Lose Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Final

The Indian men’s hockey team has lost 2-4 to South Korea in the penalty shootout of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, One Civilian Critically Injured

One civilian has been critically injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch around 8 pm on Saturday, according to ANI.

The Indian Army was retaliating.

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