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Latest News: 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strike Indonesia


Trump Says 'Not Much Headway' in Talks as Shutdown Drags on

White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demands for border wall funding without a breakthrough on Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day.

Trump tweeted: "Not much headway made today." Democrats agreed there had been little movement, saying the White House did not budge on the demand for $5.6 billion and would not consider re-opening the government.

Drizzle in Parts of Delhi-NCR

Parts of national capital region gets rainfall on early Sunday morning.

Fog at Bengaluru Airport Diverts Flights

A Singapore-Bengaluru flight and a Goa-Bengaluru flight were diverted to Chennai due to fog at Bengaluru airport. 50 flights scheduled between 6 am-9 am were also delayed, reported ANI.

IMD Issues Cyclone Warning in Andaman Islands

India Meteorological Department has issued a cyclone warning for the Andaman Islands. The cyclonic storm ‘PABUK’ over Andaman Sea and neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 20 kmph during past 6 hours.

16-Year-Old Girl Raped by Stepfather and His Friend in UP

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather and his cousin, who also recorded a video of their act at Kandhla town in Shamli district, police said on Sunday.

According to Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, the incident took place on Saturday and the police had registered a case against Waseem, the victim's stepfather, and his cousin Tanvir – both absconding – under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

AJL Moves Double Bench of Delhi HC Over Order on Vacating Herald House

Associated Journals Ltd. (AJL) has moved double bench of Delhi High Court challenging the single bench order which had directed to vacate Herald house.

Emergency at Kolkata Airport After Fuel Leak on Air India Flight

Full emergency was declared at Kolkata airport on 5 January night after fuel leakage on Air India flight AI-335 from Bangkok to Delhi. All passengers were safe, reported ANI.

Protests in Karnataka Demanding 7 Missing Fishermen be Traced

Fishermen have taken out a protest march in Karnataka’s Udupi, demanding the government to trace the seven missing fishermen. The seven fishermen have been missing for more than two weeks from near Malpe port, reported ANI.

Hindu Temple Vandalised in Bangladesh During Clashes

A Hindu temple was vandalised in clashes between two groups in Bangladesh's central Tangail district, a media report said on Sunday.

The family of the temple's owner was also attacked by a group of eight to nine people in Batra village of the district on Friday, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Chitta Ranjan acquired the land and built a temple of Lord Shiva over 20 years ago, it said.

Suspended AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira Resigns From Primary Membership of Party

Suspended AAP’s Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira resigned from the primary membership of the party, reported ANI. In a letter to Arvind Kejriwal, Khaira says 'party has totally deviated from the ideology and principles on which it was formed post Anna Hazare movement.'

Union Cabinet Meeting on 7 Jan at 1 PM

Union Cabinet meeting will be held on 7 January at 1 PM, reported ANI.

67 Telangana School Girls Hospitalised Due to Stomach Ache

As many as 67 schoolgirls have been taken to the hospital after complaining of stomach ache and vomiting in Telangana, reported ANI. The students are from a Government residential school in Ranga Reddy district.

Egyptian Policeman Dies Trying to Defuse Bomb Outside Church

Egypt's Interior Ministry said a policeman was killed late 5 January as he was trying to defuse an explosive device near a church in a residential Cairo district.

The ministry said the blast also wounded the commander of the bomb squad and another policeman.


Odisha Agriculture Minister Tenders Resignation

Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Office on Sunday. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)


Senior PDP Leader Javaid Mustafa Mir Resigns

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former minister Javaid Mustafa Mir resigned from the party on Sunday, 6 January.

Mir, who represented the Chadoora assembly constituency in central Kashmir's Budgam district for three successive terms from 2002, said the resignation was his "personal decision".

(Source: PTI)

Ex-PDP Leader Abbas Wani Joins People's Conference

Ex-PDP leader Abbas Wani, a former MLA from the Tangmarg constituency, joined Sajjad Lone’s J&K People’s Conference (PC) on Sunday, 6 January, reported ANI.

Air India Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Mumbai Airport

Air India Express flight IX-247 from Mumbai to Dubai made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport on Sunday, 6 January, due to hydraulic failure, reported ANI.

30 Killed in Gold Mine Collapse in Afghanistan

At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, 6 January, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.

Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP.

(Source: AFP)

Malaysia's King Sultan Muhammad Abdicates Throne

Malaysia's king Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated the throne amid rumours that he married a former Russian beauty queen.

(Source: AFP)

2019 Polls: BJP Appoints Rajnath Singh as Manifesto Committee President, Arun Jaitley as Publicity Wing Head

BJP has appointed Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the president of the ’sankalp patra' (manifesto) committee and Arun Jaitley as the head of the publicity wing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, reported PTI.

2 Dead After Coal Mine Collapses in Meghalaya

Two dead after a coal mine collapsed in Mooknor, Meghalaya, reported ANI.

6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strike Indonesia

An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck Indonesia’s Molucca islands on Sunday, 6 January, reported Reuters quoting US Geological Survey. However, the report clarified that there is no Tsunami warning from the incident.

BSF Resorts to Firing After Suspicious Movement Along IB in J&K's Samba

BSF troops resorted to brief firing following suspicious movement along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district Sunday night, officials said.

The troops observed suspicious movement of some persons near Fatwal post along the IB in Ramgarh sector of the district and fired a few rounds, they said.

The personnel have been alerted at the borderline, the officials said

Bus-Car Collision in Ahmedabad Leaves 1 Dead

1 dead, 3 injured in a collision between a BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System) bus, a car and a two-wheeler in Ahmedabad's Naranpura area, reported ANI.

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