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Terrorists & Security Forces Exchange Fire in J&K's Kulgam

Exchange of fire between terrorists and security forces underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks out in the Forests of Tehri in Uttarakhand

Fire continues to spread in the forests of Tehri in Uttarakhand. Fire fighting operation underway.

(Source: ANI)

Pence Calls on US Supreme Court to Take up 'Selective' Abortion

US Vice President Mike Pence has urged the Supreme Court to take up a case about abortions based on sex, race or potential disability of the fetus, after the high court sidestepped the issue.

(Source: AFP)

Huawei Urges US Court to Declare 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Unconstitutional

Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment asking US court to declare 2019 National Defense Authorization Act unconstitutional, reports Reuters, citing the court filing.

US Removes India from Its Currency Monitoring List

The Trump administration on Tuesday, 28 May, removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing certain developments and steps being taken by New Delhi which address some of its major concerns.

Switzerland is the other nation that has been removed by the US from its currency monitoring list which among others include China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

“India has been removed from the monitoring list in this report, having met only one out of three criteria – a significant bilateral surplus with the US – for two consecutive reports,” the Treasury Department said in its latest semi-annual report on macroeconomic and foreign exchange policies of major trading partners of the US sent to the Congress.

(Source: PTI)

India Moves up to 43rd in Competitiveness; Singapore Tops Chart

India has moved up one place to rank 43rd most competitive economy in the world on the back of its robust economic growth, a large labour force and its huge market size, while Singapore has toppled the US to grab the top position, a global study showed.

The IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, established in 1989, incorporate 235 indicators from each of the 63 ranked economies to evaluate their ability to foster an environment where enterprises can achieve sustainable growth, generate jobs and increase welfare for its citizens.

(Source: PTI)

Three Indians Charged in Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme In US

Three Indians have been charged in a million-dollar fraud scheme in the US in which they remotely accessed computers belonging to senior citizens without authorisation, caused the machines to malfunction and lured the victims' into purchasing phony computer repair services.

Gunjit Malhotra (30), Gurjeet Singh (22) and Jas Pal (54), have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of conspiracy to access a protected computer in furtherance of fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman told PTI.

Tornadoes in US' Ohio Leave at Least One Dead, Widespread Damage

Ohio residents inspected destroyed homes and debris-strewn streets on Tuesday after powerful tornadoes ripped through the US state overnight, killing at least one person and causing widespread damage and power outages.

One twister that barreled through the city of Dayton left 80,000 people without power as day broke, the city's assistant fire chief Nicholas Hosford told ABC News.

"We have homes flattened, entire apartment complexes destroyed, businesses throughout our community where walls have collapsed," Hosford said.

"I don't know that any community that is fully prepared for this type of devastation," he added.

That twister was one of many - up to 52, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration - that touched down Monday night and roared through eight US states.

(Source: AFP)

Court Acquits 12 People in the Muzaffarnagar Riots Case

A local court in Muzaffarnagar has acquitted 12 people due to lack of evidence in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

Additional District Sessions Judge Sanjive Kumar Tiwari acquitted them under sections 395 (dacoity) and 436 (arson) of the IPC on Tuesday, 28 May, in the riots case.

According to prosecution, an SIT had filed charge sheet against 13 people under sections 495 and 436 of the IPC. One person died during the pendency of the case.

During hearing, three witnesses, including complainant Mohammed Suleman, turned hostile and did not support the prosecution.

It was alleged that a mob set houses on fire and looted property during riots at Iisadh village in the district on 7 September 2013.

(Source: PTI)

We Are in Touch to Finalise Date & Venue: MEA on India-China Summit

Responding to the media reports on the next Informal Summit between India and China, the MEA on Wednesday, 29 May, said “During the first Informal Summit in Wuhan, Chinese President Xi had accepted the invitation of PM Modi to visit India for the next Informal Summit in 2019. The two sides are in touch, through diplomatic channels, to finalise the date and venue for the meeting. Details about the visit will be announced in due course after the details are finalised.”

(Source: ANI)

SC Dismisses Karti's Plea Seeking to Release Rs 10Cr Deposited with Registry for Travelling Abroad

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition of Karti Chidambaram seeking to release Rs 10 Crore he had deposited with registry as a condition to travel abroad, earlier. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told Karti to 'pay attention to your constituency'.

(Source: ANI)

SC Agrees to Hear Centre's Plea on Tax Authorities' Power to Arrest Under CGST Law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 29 May, agreed to hear the Central Government plea seeking a clarification as to under what circumstances the power to arrest would be there under the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) law. Matter will be listed before a three-judge bench for hearing in the case, reports ANI.

Iran 'Almost Certainly' Behind Attack on Ships off UAE: Bolton

US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Wednesday Iran was "almost certainly" behind attacks on ships off the UAE coast earlier this month.

The four ships, including two Saudi tankers, were attacked by "naval mines almost certainly from Iran", Bolton told a press conference in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.

US experts are part of a five-nation team that is investigating the 12 May attacks that damaged the four vessels in the Sea of Oman off the UAE emirate of Fujairah.

(Source: AFP)

HC Issues Notice to Centre on PIL on Two-Child Norm as a Criterion for Govt Jobs

The Delhi High Court has issued notice on a PIL seeking direction to the Centre for the consideration of implementation of two-child norm as a criterion for government jobs, aids and subsidies to control the rise in population.

(Source: ANI)

HC Issues Notice to HRD, Ministry of Minority Affairs Over PIL on Education in Madrasas

The Delhi High court has issued notice to the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Human Resources Development on a PIL seeking regulation of education in madrasas and gurukuls, clarification on certificates issued by madrasas and mapping of all recognised and unrecognised Madrasas and gurukuls.

(Source: ANI)

ED To Take Possession of AJL Land in Panchkula After PMLA Authority Approval

The ED will soon take possession of a land worth Rs 64.93 crore in Panchkula, which was allotted to the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) by the Haryana government in 2005, after a quasi-judicial authority recently approved its order, the agency said on Wednesday, 29 May.

The central probe agency has issued a provisional attachment order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act on 1 December last year for attaching the plot.

"...Since, the value of plot fraudulently allotted to AJL has represented proceeds of crime, the ED has attached plot under the PMLA act,” the ED had said in a statement.

(Source: PTI)

Armed Forces Tribunal Defers Navy Chief Superseding Case for 4 Weeks

The Armed Forces Tribunal has deferred the Indian Navy chief superseding case for four weeks. Karambir Singh can take charge as a Navy Chief on 31 May, the court said, adding that his appointment is subject to outcome of petition filed by the applicant and final decision passed by the Tribunal.

(Source: ANI)

Govt Offices Around Rashtrapati Bhavan to Close Early Thursday for Swearing-In

Government offices around the Rashtrapati Bhavan would close early on Thursday, 30 May, in view of the swearing-in ceremony of newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The government offices located in the North Block, South Block, Rail Bhawan, Vayu Bhawan, Sena Bhawan, DRDO and Hutments would be closed early at 2.00 pm in connection with arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of the prime minister, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

(Source: PTI)

IAF Chief's Squadron to Be First Rafale Combat Aircraft Unit

The first Rafale combat aircraft would be inducted into the Indian Air Force's 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron which was commanded by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999.

"The first unit to receive the Rafale combat aircraft would be the 17 Squadron which was earlier located in Bhatinda in Punjab and will now be shifted to Ambala in Haryana," IAF sources told ANI.

'16 Terrorist Camps Active Across the LoC'

Indian intelligence agencies have received inputs that 16 terror training camps are active inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir where terrorists are being readied for infiltration into the Kashmir valley.

Army sources said that the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has dealt with a severe blow after the Pulwama attack as it is not receiving any support from the local youth in the Kashmir valley as its leadership and cadre have been eliminated in a targeted campaign by the security forces.

"There are 16 terrorist training camps which have been activated in the last few months as per the reports received from intelligence agencies. More camps are in the process of being activated for the infiltration season," Army sources told ANI.

Scott Morrison Sworn in as Australia's Prime Minister

Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's prime minister on Wednesday along with a "hungry, committed and united" team of ministers after the ruling Conservative Coalition led by him staged a surprise victory defying exit polls in the general elections.

The new Coalition ministry for the 46th Australian parliament was sworn in at the Government House in Canberra with Morrison taking the oath as a new Prime Minister and Michael McCormack as the Deputy Prime Minister.

Morrison promted New South Wales MP Sussan Ley, Linda Reynolds and Anne Ruston to the Cabinet and inducted Jane Hume, Ben Morton, Alan Tudge Stuart Robert on the government frontbench.

A record number of seven women were sworn into the new Cabinet with Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie becoming Australia's first female agriculture minister.

(Source: PTI)

China Steps up Threat to Deprive US of Rare Earths

Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the United States as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key resource used to make everything from smartphones to military hardware.

The warning is the latest salvo in a dispute that has intensified since President Donald Trump ramped up tariffs against China and moved to blacklist telecom giant Huawei earlier this month, while trade talks have apparently stalled.

Beijing had already dropped a big hint that rare earths could be in the firing line by showing images last week of President Xi Jinping visiting a rare earths factory in Ganzhou, central China.

(Source: AFP)

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa To Be COSC Chairman With Effect from 31 May

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa received the baton of Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee from outgoing Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba on Wednesday, 29 May. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa will be the Chairman COSC with effect from 31 May, reports ANI.

Fire Breaks out at a Coir Factory in Andhra Pradesh

A fire broke out at a coir factory in Ambajipeta area of Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district earlier today. Coir worth Rs 1 crore was damaged in the fire, reports ANI.

India to Appoint Experts in Maldives to Work on Financial Crime, Money Laundering

India has decided to appoint experts in the Maldives to work on financial crime and money laundering matters, officials said on Wednesday, 29 May.

The officers, who would be deputed in the island nation for an initial period of one year, would prepare strategies to establish close coordination between agencies, both local and international, working on law enforcement, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering activities, they said, citing an official order.

These officers would suggest methods to access operational support from Interpol, the London metropolitan police and the FBI among others, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Destruction of Guru Nanak Palace: Amarinder Urges PM Modi to Take up the Matter with Pak Govt

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take up with Pakistan government the need for a thorough probe into the destruction of the centuries-old Guru Nanak Palace in Pakistan's Narowal.

(Source: ANI)

Technical Snag Affects Metro Movement in Delhi

A technical snag affected the movement of trains between Dilshad Garden and Shahdara, Delhi Metro officials said on Wednesday.

"Due to a technical issue, train services will be run in the following loops temporarily - between Rithala and Shahdara and between Shaheed Sthal and Dilshad Garden.

"There will be single line train movement between Shahdara and Dilshad Garden," Delhi Metro Rail Corporation posted on Twitter.

According to a senior official, train services were affected due to OHE (overhead electricity) issue on the Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section.

"The Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section trains are being operated on a single line. Rectification work is underway," he said.

(Source: PTI)

3 Sent to Police Custody in Payal Tadvi Alleged Suicide Case

All the three persons accused Payal Tadvi alleged suicide case have been sent to police custody till 31 May. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

PIL for Population Control in India: HC Seeks Centre's Reply

The Delhi High Court Wednesday, 29 May, sought response of the Centre on a PIL seeking implementation of measures to control the country's rising population on the grounds that it was the root cause of rise in crimes, pollution and dearth of resources and jobs.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Law Commission of India seeking their stand on the plea which was listed for hearing next on 3 September.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Government to Set up a Children's Creche at Its Secretariat

The Delhi government is planning to set up a children's crèche at its secretariat for the convenience of its women employees, officials said on Wednesday, 29 May.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has asked the department of women and child development to submit the plan by 15 June.

"It is a matter of great pride that a large number of workforce in the Delhi government consists of women. However, work life balance for such women, especially working mothers, is not easy and it is the responsibility of employer organisations to improve working conditions of women.

"It has been brought to my notice by my colleagues at the Delhi Secretariat that a creche for children of working parents at the Delhi Secretariat is needed," Sisodia said in a letter to the secretary of the department.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks out at Plywood Shop in Kolkata's Park Circus

A fire has been reported at plywood shop and bamboo shed in Kolkata's Park Circus area (rifle range road). No casualties have been reported so far. Four fire tenders are present at the spot, reports ANI.

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Court Reserves Order on Robert Vadra's Plea Seeking Permission to Travel Abroad

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has reserved order on Robert Vadra's application seeking permission to travel abroad on 3 June. He had sought permission to go abroad on medical grounds.

(Source: ANI)

IAF Chief Dhanoa New Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa received the baton of Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee from outgoing Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on Friday, 31 May.

(Source: PTI)

Belgian King Meets Far-Right Leader in First Since 1936

King Philippe of Belgium met with the Flemish far-right party leader for the first time since 1936 that an extreme right-wing party has been received by the monarch.

The royal palace announced the meeting with the 32-year-old Tom Van Grieken of the Vlaams Belang party, which scored a surprise second place in Dutch-speaking Flanders in federal and regional elections on Sunday.

(Source: PTI)

One Killed in Factory Blast in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

One person was killed and at least four injured in a blast in a factory furnace in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib district, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Personal Dispute Between Husband & Wife: DCP Kapoor on Faridabad Video

In Haryana, where a woman from Faridabad was beaten by her husband and in-laws allegedly for dowry and the video of the incident went viral, Vikram Kapoor, DCP says, "It's a personal dispute between husband and wife. Orders have been given to register a case and investigate the matter."

(Source: ANI)

In UAE, Trump's Adviser Accuses Iran of Seeking Nuclear Arms

Donald Trump's national security adviser said that there was "no reason" for Iran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons, a year after the U.S. president unilaterally withdrew America from the accord.

(Source: AP)

Nepal Marks 1st Everest Summit Amid Debate over Permits

Nepal has commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest peak.

(Source: AP)

Ex-UK Foreign Secretary Johnson Faces Court for Brexit 'Lies'

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson faces court hearing for Brexit 'lies,' reports AFP.

Woman Gets Refund on Chopper Booking After CM Intervenes

A woman devotee from Odisha, who had been running from pillar to post for the last two years seeking refund of Rs 73,600 spent on helicopter booking to Kedarnath, finally got it back after the intervention of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Extends Airspace Closure on Indian Border to 14 June

Pakistani airspace on its eastern border with India will remain closed until 14 June, a civil aviation official said, the latest extension months after a standoff between the arch rivals.

(Source: Reuters)

19-Year-Old HSC Student Commits Suicide in Maharashtra

A 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide after checking her Class 12 examination result in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

Nigerian President Buhari Sworn in for Second Term

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and root out corruption in Africa's key economy.

(Source: PTI)

Pema Khandu Sworn-In As the CM of AP

In Itanagar, Pema Khandu was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, earlier today.

(Source: ANI)

Saradha Scam: IPS Officer Visits CBI Office for Interrogation

IPS officer Arnab Ghosh reached the CBI office in Salt Lake after he was summoned by the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam.

(Source: PTI)

8 Booked for Attempting to Rape Differently-Abled Woman, Killing Her Son in Jaipur

Eight persons have been booked for allegedly attempting to rape a 28-year-old differently-abled woman and killing her son in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Punjab CM Urges PM Modi to Ask Pakistan to Probe Sikh Heritage Property Destruction

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pressurise the Pakistan government to undertake a thorough probe into the destruction of the centuries-old Guru Nanak Palace in Narowal.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi's District Court Allows Tharoor's Application Seeking to Travel Abroad

In the Sunanda Pushkar death case, Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court allows the application of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor seeking to travel abroad from 1 June to 2 July.

(Source: ANI)

Civilian Shot at in Baramulla

Suspected militants have shot at a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said

(Source: PTI)

Silence Difficult, More Desirable to See Through Poll Process: CEC on Lavasa's Dissent

Breaking his silence on the controversy surrounding fellow Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's demand to record any dissent in the Election Commission's model code orders, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said there are times to remain quiet and times to speak up, indicating the issue could have been raised post elections.

(Source: PTI)

Adani Power Registers Rs 634.64 CR Profit in q4

Adani Power reported consolidated net profit of Rs 634.64 crore for the fourth quarter ended 31 March, mainly on the back of higher revenues.

(Source: PTI)

'Mega-Strike' Closes Half of New Zealand Public Schools

More than half of New Zealand's public schools closed their doors amid a mass walkout by teachers over pay and conditions.

(Source: PTI)

Iraq Hands over 188 Turkish Children of Suspected IS Members

A judiciary spokesman says Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State militants to Turkey.

(Source: PTI)

20 Injured in Clashes Between Protesters & Security Forces in Kulgam

Clashes broke out between protestors and security forces during a cordon and search operation in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving 20 persons injured.

(Source: PTI)

Nirav Modi to Be Produced Before UK Court in Extradition Case

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi is set to be produced before a court in London on Thursday, 30 May as he fights his extradition to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

(Source: PTI)

Heatwave to Become Severe in Delhi-NCR, UP, Punjab, Rajasthan: IMD DDG

BP Yadav, Deputy Director General, IMD said, “We are experiencing the first heatwave spell in the northern belt. Heatwave conditions might become severe in the coming 3-4 days in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh. No thunderstorm/rain shower expected.”

(Source: ANI)

Attempt to Intimidate Press: Editors Guild on FIR Against Journalist

The Editors Guild demanded the withdrawal of an FIR against the editor of a Kannada daily and its editorial staff for publishing a report about trouble within former prime minister and JDS chief H D Deve Gowda's family.

(Source: PTI)

Bangladesh Police Finalises Chargesheet Against 16 People for Murder of Girl

The Bangladesh police has finalised chargesheet against 16 people in connection with the death of a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, triggering nationwide protests in the country, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

Court Acquits Raj Thackeray in 2008 Hotel Attack Case

A court in Nashik district acquitted Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a 2008 case of attack on a hotel by his party workers.

(Source: PTI)

'Basic Common Sense' Says China on Us Refusal to Label It as Currency Manipulator

A relieved China welcomed the US' decision not to label it as a currency manipulator, saying Washington's decision was in line with the "basic common sense" and promised to deepen reforms of the exchange rate of its currency.

(Source: PTI)

Corporator Held for Illegal Building Construction in Maharashtra

A corporator was arrested for allegedly indulging in illegal construction of residential buildings in Palghar district of Maharashtra by forging documents, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Kevin Murder Case: Family Protests 'Govt Decision' to Reinstate Cop

The family of an alleged honour killing victim protested against the government's reported decision to reinstate a police officer, who was suspended for "lapses" after the Dalit Christian man's death.

(Source: PTI)

US Removes India from Its Currency Monitoring List

The US removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing steps being taken by New Delhi which addressed some of the Trump administration's major concerns.

(Source: PTI)

Man Held for Carrying Weapon Also Wanted for Hacking Bank A/Cs

A man arrested from Diva in Thane district for illegally possessing a country-made revolver, was also wanted for allegedly siphoning off Rs 23 lakh by hacking bank accounts in Mumbai and Hyderabad, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Three Arrested for Allegedly Duping People on Pretext of Providing Work Visas for UAE

Three cousins who allegedly duped people by promising them work visas for UAE were arrested by the police, the officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Bangladesh Police Seeks Death Penalty for Accused in the Murder of Girl

The Bangladesh police on Wednesday sought the death penalty for the 16 people accused of killing a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

Air India Flight Grounded Since 2 Days Due to Technical Glitch

Air India's AI 162 Heathrow-Delhi flight has been grounded for the last 2 days due to a technical glitch. The flight was scheduled to depart for Delhi around 9:47 AM but it suffered a technical glitch. The flight was running in full capacity&passengers are stuck in UK's Heathrow.

(Source: ANI)

PIL to Regulate Education Imparted in Madrasas, Gurukuls: HC Seeks Centre's Reply

The Delhi High Court sought the Centre's response on a plea seeking directions to it to regulate the education being imparted in the madrasas and gurukuls in the country.

(Source: PTI)

Saradha Chit Fund Scam: CBI Questions Senior Kolkata Officer Arnab Ghosh

In the Saradha Chit Fund Scam case, the CBI is questioning senior Kolkata police officer Arnab Ghosh. Senior police officer Dilip Hazra did not appear before CBI in Kolkata today. Both, Ghosh and Hazra were summoned by CBI to appear before it today.

(Source: ANI)

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Turns 10; To Celebrate 'Courage' in Cinema, Says Organiser

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is returning for its 10th chapter from 8-17 August and will celebrate "courage" as its central theme while offering a bouquet of stories dealing with tough issues, says festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.

(Source: PTI)

Pak Arrests 6 JeM Members on Charges of Terror Funding

Six members of the Masood Azhar-led Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for the proscribed terror group, amid a pressure from the global community on Pakistan to curb terror financing.

(Source: ANI)

HC Declines Interim Hold on Gambling Websites

The Delhi High Court declined to pass any interim order for putting on hold the operation of websites which allow people to gamble, bet and play games of chance, like poker, online.

(Source: PTI)

SC Extends Tenure of NCDRC's Judicial Member by One Year

The Supreme Court extended the tenure of Justice V K Jain, a judicial member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), which was expiring today.

(Source: PTI)

Elderly Woman, Who Lost Her Way, Reunited With Family

A 75-year-old woman who lost her way was reunited with her family with the help of PCR staff, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

T'Gana to Introduce Fusion Technology, to Make PDS Transactions Machine-Based

After introducing biometric system and Iris technology at fair price shops (FPS) in the state, the Telangana Civil Supplies Department is now working on implementing fusion technology to ensure that all transactions are machine-based.

(Source: PTI)

Northeast's RPF Recovers Narcotics & Contraband Worth Rs 35.49 Lakhs

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway Zone has recovered narcotics and contraband worth Rs. 35.49 lakhs during 20 May to 26 May.

(Source: PTI)

NGT Allows up Govt to Renovate Guest House Near Radha Kund at Mathura

The National Green Tribunal allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to renovate an old guest house near Radha Kund at Mathura but restrained it from erecting any new structure in the area.

(Source: PTI)

India's Largest Sewage Treatment Plant to Come up at Okhla: DJB

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) approved setting up of a new sewage treatment plant (STP) at Okhla which, it claimed, will be the largest such plant in India.

(Source: PTI)

Exchange of Fire Underway in J&K

An exchange of fire underway between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Indore's Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport Earns International Status

Indore's Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport was declared as an international airport on Wednesday.

(Source: ANI)

Cop Beats up Woman in MP, Clip Goes Viral

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly dragged and beaten up by a lower-rung police officer for 'opposing' a road construction work in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district.

(Source: PTI)

Libyan Commander Hands Over Prominent Militant to Egypt

A prominent Egyptian militant wanted for scores of terror attacks in his country was handed over by Libyan forces loyal to a commander pushing to take the capital of Tripoli and flown back to Egypt.

(Source: PTI)

NGT Directs Changes in Central Monitoring Committee to Tackle Forest Fire Incidents

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed that the Central Monitoring Committee be expanded to develop a robust institutional mechanism for implementation of action plan to control increasing incidents of forest fire, including a national database for burnt area assessment on yearly basis.

(Source: PTI)

Anti-Corruption Bureau Arrests GST Officer in a Bribery Case

Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pune has arrested a Class-II GST Officer for demanding and accepting Rs 1 Lakh. He had demanded a bribe for withdrawing notice issued by GST Department.

(Source: ANI)

HC Asks Centre, Delhi Govt to Respond to Plea for Advocates' Welfare Measures

The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought response of the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking effective steps for security and welfare measures, including medical insurance, for advocates.

(Source: PTI)

Tornado Rips Through Kansas City Suburbs as Storm Moves East

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City.

(Source: AP)

Quack Who Performed 'Hundreds' of Abortions Held in TN

A 32-year-old suspected quack, who performed abortions in a clinic in this temple town’s Tiruvannamalai was arrested, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Assam's Army & Police Arrests a NDFB(S) Terrorist

In Assam, a joint operation Army and police have arrested one NDFB(S) terrorist in Kokrajhar; one AK-56 and one magazine recovered from him.

(Source: ANI)

Lawyer's Arrest Conspiracy to Defame Hindus: Right-Wing Bodies

Denouncing the arrest of a lawyer, Sanjeev Punalekar representing some of the accused in the rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case, right-wing organisations alleged that there was a "sinister conspiracy" to defame Hindus.

(Source: PTI)

Kashmiri-ISIS Recruit in US Custody in Syria

A Kashmiri youth, Adil Ahmad who allegedly joined the ISIS, has been arrested by the US allied forces in Syria and his parents have approached state authorities for intervening and bringing him back, the officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Kerala Govt to Introduce One Percent Flood Cess From 1 July

The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala has decided to introduce from 1 July the one percent flood cess, aimed at mobilising resources for rebuilding the state devastated by the August deluge last year.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Weightlifters Caught for Doping Violation

Several Indian weightlifters have been tested positive by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for banned substances, the sport's national body IWLF has confirmed.

(Source: PTI)

Tension in Haryana Village After Dalit's Stockyard Set Ablaze

A large police force was deployed at a village in Haryana's Fatehabad district after a stockyard owned by a Dalit man was allegedly set on fire, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

C'Garh: Naxal Carrying Reward of Rs 1 Lakh Arrested

A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, the police said.

Acting on a tip-off, Koparam Kadti (40) was arrested near Masodi village under Farspal police station area by a team of local police, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.

(Source: PTI)

Man Kills Wife After Doubting Her Character

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his estranged wife suspecting her fidelity in Gujarat's Dahod town, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Pak Teacher Booked for Making Student Eat Grass for Forgetting Lesson

A Pakistani school teacher has been booked for allegedly forcing a minor boy to eat grass for failing to study a lesson, a media report said.

(Source: PTI)

Fraud Probe Targets Top Porsche Bosses: Report Frankfurt

Three top executives at Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche including chief Oliver Blume are under investigation over alleged excessive payments to a former works council leader, according to a media report.

(Source: PTI)

Two Brothers Drown in River Tawi in Jammu

Two minor brothers drowned in the Tawi river while taking a bath in Jammu city which recorded the season's highest day temperature of 42.8 degrees Celsius, 3.7 notches above normal, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Unscheduled Flights Barred From Delhi Skies for Thursday's Swearing-In

Delhi airspace will be shut tomorrow for unschedued flights around the time of the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

(Source: ANI)

25 Wanted Men Nabbed During 2-Day Operation by Noida Police

As many as 25 wanted criminals, including those accused of loot and murder, have been arrested during a special 48-hour operation run by the Noida Police, the officials said.

(Source: PTI)

Fresh Strikes on Syria Jihadist Enclave Kill 15

The latest strikes in the fiercest wave of regime bombardment on a jihadist enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 civilians, a war monitor said, despite calls to halt the attacks.

(Source: PTI)

Saradha Scam: CBI Grills IPS Officer for Over 9 Hrs

Police officer Arnab Ghosh, one of the SIT members that initially probed the Saradha scam, was grilled for more than nine hours by the CBI over alleged suppression of evidence, sources said.

(Source: PTI)

RBI to Constitute a Task Force on Secondary Market for Corporate Loans

As part of the statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies issued along with the first bimonthly monetary policy for the year 2019-20 on 4 April, 2019 it was announced that Reserve Bank of India will constitute a task force on development of secondary market for corporate loans.

(Source: ANI)

UN Working Group Asks for Release of 3 Jailed Catalans

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has asked Spain to seek the release from pre-trial jail of three Catalan separatists detained following Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt.

(Source: PTI)

Tripura's RPF Arrests 3 in Possessions of Pistols

In Tripura, Railway Protection Force arrested three people at Agartala Railway station and seized 5 pistols and 6 magazines from their possession.

(Source: ANI)

Six Drug Peddlers Held in Separate Incidents in J&K

Six alleged drug peddlers were arrested in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Tragedy Averted, 50 Girls Rescued From Blaze in Janakpuri Hostel

Fifty girls had a narrow escape when a fire broke out in their hostel near the Janakpuri metro station in West Delhi today morning, the Delhi Fire Service said.

(Source: PTI)

WHO Decries Big Tobacco Bid to Rebrand World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organisation condemned efforts by the world's biggest cigarette vendor to rebrand a day dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Govt Targets to Plant 23 Lakh Trees, Shrubs in 2019-20

The Delhi government has set a target of planting more than 23 lakh trees and shrubs in the financial year 2019-20, according to a statement.

(Source: PTI)

DU to Provide Full Scholarships to Students Whose Parents Are No More

The Delhi University, which will be starting its admissions from Wednesday, is mulling over giving full scholarships to students whose parents are no more or unemployed, the varsity said.

(Source: PTI)

Man Held for Killing Wife Over Dowry in UP's Ghaziabad

A resident of Mewla Bhatti village here was arrested for allegedly killing his wife over dowry demand, said the police.

(Source: PTI)

Advance Warning of Impending Lanka Attack Not Taken Seriously: Senior Official

Advance warning about an impending terror attack in Sri Lanka was "never a main point for discussion" during national intelligence coordination meetings, a senior police official told a parliamentary probe panel on the Easter Sunday bombings.

(Source: PTI)

Police Releases Photo of the Accused in the Case of Assaulted Gurugram Man

In the case of Gurugram man assaulted for wearing traditional skull cap on 26 May, the Police has released a photograph of the accused, appealing people to give them information about him.

(Source: ANI)

To Avert Surat-Like Tragedy, Haryana to Conduct Inspections Across State

Haryana plans to undertake a mammoth exercise to inspect coaching centres, schools, colleges, hotels, cinema halls and other commercial buildings across the state to avert a Surat-like fire tragedy in which at least 22 students were killed.

(Source: PTI)

2 Bike-Borne Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman in Delhi's Jafarabad

Two bike-borne men allegedly snatched a gold chain from a 36-year-old woman in northeast Delhi's Jafarabad area, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

1 Dead, 3 Including Deputy Wounded in East Texas Shootings

Police searched for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff's deputy, during shootings that started at a veterinary clinic in East Texas.

(Source: AP)

3 Hardcore Criminals Detained Under PSA in J&K's Reasi

Three hardcore criminals have been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, the officials said.

Chandigarh's NCB Seizes 19.350 KG of Hash in HP, 2 Arrested

Narcotics Control Bureau Chandigarh zone seized 19.350 kg of charas in Surendranagar, Himachal Pradesh and arrested two people yesterday. It was being taken from Kullu to Delhi and Mumbai. In the follow up action, police arrested a woman - the kingpin of the case, today. Investigation is underway

(Source: PTI)

Bandipore Rape: HC Notice to J-K Police, SKIMS Over Leaked Medical Report

Taking a serious note of the circulation of Bandipore rape victim's medical report on social media, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notices to police and SKIMS Medical College Hospital to explain how it was leaked.

(Source: PTI)

Manali Administration to Allow Tourist Vehicles Beyong Rohtang Pass From 30 May

In Himachal Pradesh’s Manali, the district administration has decided to allow movement of tourist vehicles beyond Rohtang Pass from 30 May, subject to certain terms and conditions.

(Source: ANI)

32-Year-Old Arrested for Killing TikTok Celebrity

A 32-year-old man allegedly involved in killing of a person, who was quite active on popular video-sharing app TikTok, was arrested from Najafgarh, the police said.

The accused has been identified as Sandeep Pehalwan, a resident of Najafgarh, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Maoist Escapes From Hospital in J'Khand, 6 Policemen Suspended

Six policemen were suspended after a jailed Maoist, undergoing treatment at a hospital in Seraikela, escaped, a senior police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

Unclaimed Narcotics Worth Rs 15 Crore Recovered in Kutch

Three packets containing narcotic drugs worth Rs 15 crore, which were found lying unclaimed near an island in an uninhabited creek area in western Kutch, were recovered, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Kutch district police said.’

(Source: PTI)

Turkey Releases Detained NASA Scientist With US Citizenship

Turkey releases detained NASA scientist with US citizenship, says State Dept.

(Source: AFP)

7 Dead, 16 Missing in Danube River Cruise Sinking

At least seven dead, 16 missing in Danube river cruise sinking, reports Hungarian media.

(SourceAFP)

Louisiana Lawmakers Send New Abortion Ban to Governor's Desk

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill that would prohibit most abortions as soon as a heartbeat can be detected.

(Source: AP)

At Least 21 Dead After Bus Collision in Mexico

A collision between a truck and a bus full of pilgrims in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, has killed at least 21 people. The bus burst into flames after the crash. The pilgrims were returning from the Catholic shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint.

(Source: AFP)

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