Latest News: China Relaxes Travel Advisory for Lanka
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French President Macron Calls to Wish PM Modi on LS Polls Success

Quoting the spokesperson of France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Ministry, ANI reported French President Emmanuel Macron as having called PM modi to congratulate on his second term.

“President of French Republic, Mr Emmanuel Macron, called the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to congratulate him. France and India have a steadfast partnership. We will continue to work together to consolidate the security of our nations,secure stability in the world, and promote sustainable development as well as exchanges between our youth,” ANI reported the spokesperson as saying.

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Fire Breaks at Kanpur Godown

Fire breaks out in a godown in Collectorganj area of Kanpur. Fire tenders at the spot

Two Injured After Mumbai Building Collapses

Two people injured after a portion of a building collapsed in Ramabai Colony, Ghatkopar (East), today. More details awaited.

Muslim Man Thrashed in MP's Seoni on Suspicion of Carrying BEef

According to media reports, a Muslim man was reportedly thrashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni by members of the Ram Sena on suspicion of carrying beef.

Massive Landslide Blocks Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

A massive landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours of Saturday, leading to suspension of traffic on the only road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Cool Morning in Delhi

Delhiites woke up to a cool Saturday morning, unusual for this time of the year, with the minimum temperature settling at 24.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average.

(Source: PTI)

At Least 29 Inmates Killed in Clashes at Venezuela Jail

At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said.

The incident at the police station jail in the town of Acarigua, in Portuguesa state, occurred when police special forces (FAES) tried to stop a "massive prison break" which resulted in the deaths of 29 inmates, according to Portuguesa public security secretary Oscar Valero.

(Source: AFP)

North Korean Missile Test Violated UN Resolution, Says Bolton

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday North Korea’s recent missile launches violated a UN Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim Jong-un to return to denuclearization talks.

(Source: Reuters)

Bodies of Three Children Retrieved From a Well in Bulandshahr

The bodies of three children of a family who were shot dead were retrieved from a well, early morning on Saturday in Salempur area in Bulandshahr. SSP N Kolanchi says, “A Constable & SHO have been suspended. Four teams are working on the case. Strictest action will be taken in the case.”

Govt Wants Rafale Review Police Dismissed, Writes to SC

Government gives written submission to the top court. The government wants Rafale review pleas dismissed. Interference will affect operation preparedness: government tells Supreme Court.

(Source: CNN-News18)

Twitter Suspends Accounts Two Anti-Donald Trump Activists

Micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently suspended accounts of two anti-Donald Trump political activists -- Ed and Brian Krassenstein with 925,000 and 700,000 followers, respectively.

(Source: IANS)

US Troops Boost 'Threat to International Peace': Iran FM

Iran FM says US troop boost 'threat to international peace', said state media.

(Source: AFP)

British, Irish Climbers Die on Mt Everest: Organiser

British, Irish climbers die on Mount Everest, said organisers.

(Source: AFP)

Father, Son Duo Ddie in Tempo-truck Collision in Ballia

Two members of a family were killed when their tempo was hit by a truck near Gadhiya Railway crossing here, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Powerful IEDs Seized in Chhattisgarh

A major tragedy was averted when security forces recovered five powerful IEDs, planted by Naxals, in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said Saturday.

(Source: PTI)

Earthquake Rattles Tokyo Before Trump Visit

A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo just before President Donald Trump’s arrival Saturday but there was no danger of a tsunami.

(Source: AP)

Donald Trump Arrives in Japan, to Meet New Emperor

US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito.

(Source: AP)

Anti-Narcotics Cell Arrested Foreign National With 510 Gram of Cocaine

Anti narcotics cell, Bandra unit in Mumbai arrested a foreign national on Friday in Khar area and seized 510 gm of cocaine from his possession. A case has been registered.

(Source: ANI)

Fire and Blast at Thai Port Injures 25

A fire erupted on a cargo ship docked at a port in Thailand, triggering a blast and leaving at least 25 workers suffering from smoke inhalation and other injuries, officials said Saturday.

Guterres Appoints Indian Army Officer as Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a decorated Indian Army officer as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, 57, will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda who completes his assignment on May 26.

The announcement was made by the UN chief on Friday.

Tamil Nadu Outfit Inspired Sri Lankan Suicide Bombers, Claims Buddhist Monk

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group NTJ for carrying out the country's worst terror attack on Easter Sunday.

(Source: PTI)

Farmer Commits Suicide in Rajasthan

A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said Saturday.

(Source: PTI)

Punjab Police Jawan Dies on Election Duty in UP's Hathras

A 45-year-old Punjab Police jawan deployed here during the counting of votes died after falling ill, police said Saturday.

Gurmeet Singh from Muktsar in Punjab suddenly fell ill on duty on Friday and was taken to the district hospital, where he died in the night, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Trump to Address Business Leaders After Arriving in Tokyo

President Donald Trump is needling Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicks off a state visit to the country.

Trump is speaking at a reception with Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Tokyo after arriving in the country.

The INTL Urges Russia to Free 24 Ukrainian Sailors

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea urges Russia to free 24 Ukrainian sailors seized last November off the Crimea peninsula.


(Source: AFP)

2 Die of Electrocution in Bhadohi

A couple working as domestic helps at a trader's home here died due to electrocution Saturday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Malta Rescues 216 Migrants in Upsurge of Mediterranean Crossings

A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 migrants from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and was bringing them to Malta on Saturday, a spokesman said.

At least one pregnant woman and a number of children were believed to be among the 216 rescued migrants. Their nationality was not known.

(Source: Reuters)

US Envoy Calls for Beijing 'Dialogue' With Dalai Lama

The US ambassador to China has called on Beijing to open a "substantive dialogue" with the Dalai Lama in remarks made this week during a rare visit to Tibet, his embassy said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Assam Rifles Jawans Killed and Four Injured in an Ambush

Defense Spokesperson has said that 2 Assam Rifles jawans killed and four injured in an ambush by terrorists in Nagaland, today. Efforts to locate the group behind the incident are on.

(Source: ANI)

Ex Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal Stopped by Mumbai Immigration

Ex Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal and his wife were stopped by Mumbai Immigration authorities from flying abroad.

(Source: PTI)

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Ex-MP CM Chouhan's Father Dies in Mumbai Hospita

Prem Singh Chouhan (82), father of ex-chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan, died in a Mumbai hospital on Saturday, a BJP spokesperson said in Bhopal.

Prem Singh Chouhan died in the afternoon at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, where he was admitted two days ago for an illness, he said.

Traffic Resumes on Jammu-Srinagar Highway

Traffic on the strategic 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Saturday evening after being closed for over 13 hours following a massive landslide in Ramban district, officials said.

The landslide, triggered by incessant rains over the past two days, occurred near Battery Cheshma around 4.30 am, completely blocking the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, Suresh Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic), national highway Ramban, told PTI.

Explosion at Kandahar Province Leaves One Civilian Dead

An explosion in Spin Boldak district in southern Kandahar province left one civilian dead and two others wounded, reported ANI.

China Relaxes Travel Advisory for Lanka

China became the first country to tone down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka post the Easter Sunday blasts, in a move that would help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation hit hard by the terror attack.

Team of Trekkers Rescued, One Dead & One Missing

In Himachal Pradesh, two teams of trekkers, one of 7 and another of 4 trekkers and one guide, went missing in Kinnaur. In the 1st group, one died, one in critical condition was airlifted and 5 were rescued by Quick Reaction Team. The second team has been located and is being rescued.

Sudan Military Council Chief Visits Egypt

The head of Sudan's ruling military council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan arrived Saturday in Cairo, where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian presidency said.

Bikers Stage Last 'Rolling Thunder' to Honour Missing US Soldiers

Thousands of bikers, many of them Vietnam War veterans, converged on the US capital for what is billed as their last national "Rolling Thunder" ride in honour of missing American soldiers on Memorial Day weekend.

Man Held for Extorting Gold After Posing as Custom Officer

A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly extorting gold from a businessman after impersonating a custom officer, police reported.

Excise Officials Nab Two People With Marijuana Worth Rs 14 Lakh

In Medchal, Telangana, Uppal Excise officials nabbed two persons and seized 102 kgs marijuana worth Rs 14 lakh from their possession earlier today. Case registered. Accused sent to judicial remand.

Kerala Coast on High Alert

The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats allegedly carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said Saturday.

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