US Bars Entry to 16 Saudis Over Khashoggi Killing
The United States on Monday barred entry to 16 Saudi nationals over what it described as their role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comes as the administration of President Donald Trump has faced pressure from Congress over its response to the killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, which sparked unprecedented international scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.
Some US lawmakers have publicly stated that they suspect the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly responsible for the killing, based on the CIA's conclusions.
The State Department previously revoked the visas of nearly two dozen Saudi officials and froze the assets of 17 others.
Parents Protest at Shimla's State Education Department
Several parents under the banner of 'Students-Parent Forum' protested in at the office of the state education department in Shimla, demanding constitution of a regulatory commission for educational institutes, among other demands.
Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 4 Indian Fishermen
Sri Lankan Navy apprehended four Indian fishermen and seized a boat earlier this morning. They have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp.
India Highest Recipient of Remittances at USD 79 Billion in 2018: World Bank
India retained its position as the world's top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending a whopping USD 79 billion back home in 2018, the World Bank said in a report Monday.
India was followed by China (USD 67 billion), Mexico (USD 36 billion), the Philippines (USD 34 billion), and Egypt (USD 29 billion), the global lender said.
4 Teenagers, Woman Drowned in Lake in Gujarat's Dahod
Four teenagers were among five persons who drowned on Monday, 8 April, in a lake in Sarmariya village in Gujarat's Dahod district while catching fish.
The incident occurred when the teenagers and a 40-year-old woman waded into the deep waters for casting a large net, but drowned as they apparently didn't know swimming, a Jhalod police station official said.
Non Cognizable Offence Registered Against Chhota Rajan's DK Rao, Anil Patil
Mumbai’s Colaba police registered a Non Cognizable Offence under IPC Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) after an argument between Dilip Bora alias DK Rao (gangster Chhota Rajan's aide) and his subordinate Anil Patil at Sessions Court premises.
Kerala Nun Rape Case: SIT to Submit Charge Sheet Against Franco Mulakkal Today
The Special Investigation Team probing allegations against Franco Mulakkal, will submit the charge sheet at the Court in Pala today, in connection with Kerala nun-rape case.
Fire Breaks Out in a Jute Godown in Bihar's Katihar
Fire has broken out in a jute godown near Bihar’s Sonali chowk in Katihar. Fire tenders are present at the spot.
Fire fighting operations are underway. More details awaited.
2017 SSC Exam Paper Leak: SC Asks CBI to File Detailed Status Report
The Supreme Court asked CBI to file a detailed status report with respect to the ongoing investigation and irregularities in the questions of 2017 SSC examination paper.
A Supreme Court bench will examine the report on Thursday.
Trophies of Black Buck, Tiger, Deer, Leopard Recovered From Ashwin Sharma's Residence
Trophies of black buck, tiger, deer, leopard etc have been recovered from residence of Ashwin Sharma, associate of Praveen Kakkar (OSD to MP CM). Hide of spotted dear also seized. Forest dept says 'Action to be taken under Wildlife Protection Act, after scrutiny of paper'.
A tiger hide has been recovered from the residence.
Nirmohi Akhara Moves SC Against Centre's Plea in Ayodhya Acquired Land Dispute
Nirmohi Akhara on Tuesday, moved the Supreme Court against Centre's plea for return of acquired land at disputed site in Ayodhya to original owners.
Fodder Scam Case: CBI Opposes Bail Plea of Lalu Yadav
The CBI opposed the bail plea of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav in the Supreme Court.
He is currently serving sentence in fodder scam cases.
Medical Assistant Attacked by Terrorists, PSO Shot Dead in J&K
Medical Assistant Chandrakant Sharma working at a district hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar was injured in an attack by terrorists. His PSO was shot dead.
Sharma is also associated with the RSS.
Navy Chief Supersede Case: Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's Lawyer Withdraws Case
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's lawyer withdrew the Indian Navy Chief supersede case with liberty to file an appeal.
Essar Steel Case: NCLAT Asks Arcelor to Give Details of Resolution Plan
NCLAT has directed ArcelorMittal to file an affidavit over implementation of EssarSteel's resolution plan.
Sensex, Nifty End Higher
The S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.62 percent or 238.69 points higher at 38, 9839.22 and the NSE Nifty 50 ended at 11,671.95, up 0.58 percent. The broader market index represented by the NSE Nifty 500 Index ended 0.45 percent higher.
Court Reserves Order on Businessman Gautam Khaitan's Bail Application
A Special CBI court in Delhi reserved the order on the bail application of lawyer-cum-businessman Gautam Khaitan in connection with a money laundering case for 12 April.
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Sajjan Kumar Accuses CBI of Tutoring Key Witness
Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, serving life term in Tihar jail, accused the CBI before a Delhi court of tutoring a key witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
The fact that the witness was giving information contrary to his police statements in 1985 point to his being tutored, Kumar's counsel said.
The submission came after Joginder Singh, who is a witness and the complainant in the case, told the court that certain facts written in the statement given by him to the police relating to the case were false.
Kerala Nun Rape Case: Charge Sheet Filed Against Franco Mulakkal
Special Investigation Team of Kerala Police has filed charge sheet against rape accused Bishop Franco Mullakal.
RSS Leader Chandrakant Sharma Killed in J&K
Medical Assistant Chandrakant Sharma who was attacked in Kishtwar earlier today has died, BJP Spokesperson Sunil Sethi said. Sharma, who was working at Kishtwar district hospital was injured in an attack by terrorists and his PSO was shot dead. Sharma was also associated with the RSS.
Praveen Kakkar's Lawyer Challenges I-T Raids in Indore HC
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s close aide Praveen Kakkar's lawyer has filed a petition in the Indore High Court challenging the income tax raids. The next date of hearing in the case is 11 April.
SC Directs Assam Govt to Apprise It of Ways for Releasing Foreigners Kept in Detention
The Supreme Court has directed Assam Chief Secretary to file an affidavit suggesting measures it intends to take for release of foreigners from detention centres in Assam.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “Foreigners can’t be detained for indefinite period in detention centres and suggests Assam to consider releasing them with safeguards like sureties and reporting to police.”
US Proposes Tariffs on $11 bn of EU Products
The United States is considering putting tariffs on 11 billion dollars in EU goods per year to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus.
The US Trade Representative's office released late Monday a list of EU products, including Airbus planes, it would tax in anticipation of a ruling by the World Trade Organization this summer.
1 Dead, 4 Injured in a Boiler Blast in Ordnance Factory in Kanpur
One person has died and four were injured after a boiler blast in an ordnance factory in Kanpur’s Vijay Nagar.
Kerala Congress (M) Leader KM Mani Passes Away
Kerala Congress (M) Chairman KM Mani has passed away at the age of 86 in Ernakulam. . The veteran leader was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for many years and had an acute chest infection.
Naxals Attack BJP Convoy in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada
A BJP convoy was attacked by naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Tuesday, 9 April. BJP’s Dantewada MLA Bheema Mandavi was also in the convoy. Further details are awaited.
Man Killed, 3 Injured as Bike Crashes Into Pedestrians in Delhi
A 20-year-old man was killed and three others were injured Tuesday allegedly after a speeding bike ploughed into pedestrians in east Delhi's New Ashok Nagar area, police said.
The deceased was identified as Aakash (20), a resident of New Ashok Nagar, while Shivam (21), Vishal, also residents of New Ashok Nagar, and Shiv Shankar, a resident of Badarpur area were injured in the accident, the police said.
VVIP Chopper Case: ED Opposes Defence Agent's Bail Plea
The Enforcement Directorate told a Delhi court Tuesday that Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, may hamper the investigation in the matter if granted bail.
Opposing Gupta’s bail application before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, ED said the probe was at a very crucial stage and there were apprehensions that he may tamper with the evidence which is yet to be collected.
SC to Pronounce Judgment on Rafale Review Petitions on 10 April
Supreme Court to pronounce its judgment on the Rafale review petitions on Wednesday, 10 April.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph will pronounce the judgement on Rafale review pleas.
IMF Cuts Global Growth Estimate to 3.3%
The IMF’s World Economic Outlook once again downgraded global growth to 3.3 percent for 2019, two tenths lower than the global crisis lender forecast in January and four tenths lower than October.
The quarterly report “projects a slowdown in growth in 2019 for 70 percent of the world economy,” IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said in a statement.
NIA Arrests Shaibu Nihar in ISIS Wandoor Case
The NIA has arrested accused Shaibu Nihar in the ISIS Wandoor case. He has been remanded to judicial custody till 22 April. He had planned to travel to Syria to join the proscribed terrorist organization ISIS in December 2016 from Bahrain, while running an advertising company there.
Suicide Bombing Kills 7 in Egypt's North Sinai
At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing in Egypt’s north Sinai.
Jet Airways Pilots Union Sends Notice to CEO Over Unpaid Salaries
Jet Airways pilots union, National Aviators Guild has sent a legal notice to Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube over delay in payment of salary to the pilots. The union has asked Jet Airways to pay the outstanding salaries for January, February and March of 2019 by 14 April.
Dalai Lama Admitted to a Hospital in Delhi Due to Chest Infection
Spiritual leader Dalai Lama was admitted to a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, 9 April due to chest infection, his private secretary Tenzin Taklha said. His condition is reported to be stable.
3 Killed, 24 Injured in a bus Accident in UP's Badaun
Three people were killed and 24 others were injured after a bus overturned on the Badaun-Usavan road in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun on Tuesday, police said.
Two youths and a woman, Sangeeta Devi (30), were killed in the accident, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Kumar Srivastava, said.