Latest News: Imran Khan To Take Oath as Pakistan PM On 18 August
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Latest News: Imran Khan To Take Oath as Pakistan PM On 18 August

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Indrani Mukerjea Moves Court For Bail Citing Ill-Health

Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, has moved a special CBI court here for bail, citing ill-health and alleged threat to her life as the reasons, PTI reported.

The bail application was filed last week.

Flood Alert Issued for Cauvery River in six Tamil Nadu Districts

A flood alert was issued along the banks of Cauvery in six Tamil Nadu districts on Friday with Karnataka releasing more than one lakh cusecs of water into the inter-state river in the wake of heavy rains there.

The alert was issued a day after the Central Water Commission (CWC) gave the first advisory warning, saying combined discharge of water (more than one lakh cusecs) from Kabani and KRS dams in Karnataka was expected to reach Mettur Dam in Salem district of Tamil Nadu by 11 August.

(Source: PTI)

US Suspends Funding To Pakistan For Key Military Exercise

The United States has suspended funding for Pakistan’s participation in a key military training program - International Military Education and Training program (IMET), ANI reported quoting Reuters.

Imran Khan To Take Oath As New Pak PM on 18 August

Pakistan PM-designate Imran Khan will take oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 18 August, ANI reported quoting Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Differently-Abled Girl Raped in Bhopal Shelter Home

A differently-abled girl raped at a Bhopal shelter home on Friday, ANI reported. The accused has been sent to two-day police remand.

Kerela Floods: Rajnath Singh To Visit on 12 August

Home Minister Rajnath Singh wil visit Kerela on 12 August amid a worsening situation of floods in the state, ANI reported.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Gives Nod to CCTV Project

Citing concerns for crimes against women, Chief Minister of Delhi today gave a go-ahead to the installation of CCTV cameras in the national capital, ANI reported.

“There has been increase in crime including those against women in last few years, which is a matter of concern. Since law and order, and police come under LG, PM & Rajnath Singh they should take action. But we've seen that they haven't done anything. So we've decided to install CCTV cameras,” he was quoted by ANI as saying.

Four People Killed in Shooting in Canada's Eastern City

At least four people have died in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said.

The Fredericton police also said that the shooting was still on, and there could be multiple fatalities.

PTI Chief Imran Khan Apologies to Pak EC for Voting in Open

Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Friday, 10 August, tendered an unconditional written apology to the election commission for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in next week.

The Election Comm also ordered the issuance of notification for his victory in Islamabad's NA-53 constituency where he stamped the ballot paper publicly instead of going behind the voting screen.

(Source: PTI)

Girl Dies After Being Given Iron-Boosting Pills in BMC School

A girl student of a civic body-run school here died today while over 160 other students were hospitalised due to suspected poisoning after they took iron-boosting medicines given by the school.

The 12-year-old girl was administered iron and folic acid tablets on Monday at the Municipal Urdu School Number at Bainganwadi in suburban Govandi, a statement from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)said.

The statement also said the students of BMC-run schools were given iron, folic acid and deworming tablets as part of a Central government scheme aimed at fighting anaemia among children.

(Source: PTI)

Permission Denied for Rahul Gandhi’s Visit to Osmania University

Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s proposed visit to Osmania University to address students on “Telangana, Youth, and Unemployment” has been cancelled as the university denied permission due to Gandhi’s security issues, reported ANI.

The university declined the request made by its student organisations to allow the Congress President as he is under a special security coverage.

SC Stays J&K High Court Order Allowing Cinema-goers to Carry Outside Food

The Supreme Court has stayed the order of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, allowing cinema-goers to carry their food items inside the cinema halls in the state, reported ANI.

The Multiplex Association of India had filed a petition in the apex court, challenging the J&K High Court order.

More Than 50 Tourists Stranded in Idukki District Due to Heavy Rains

More than 50 tourists, including 24 from abroad, have been stranded in Idukki district of Kerala for the past two days as the road leading to their resort in Munnar was damaged in a landslide triggered by heavy rains.

The foreign tourists are from countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, officials said.

Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said all the tourists of Plum Judy resort at Pallivasal in Munnar were safe and the state government has asked the Army to help clear the road.

(Source: PTI)

Cannot Release Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convicts: Centre to SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday, 10 August that it does not concur with the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, saying remission of their sentence will set a "dangerous precedent" and have "international ramifications".

On 23 January, the apex court had asked the Centre to take a decision within three months on a 2016 letter by the Tamil Nadu government seeking its concurrence on releasing the seven convicts.

(Source: PTI)

Indian Envoy to Pakistan Met PTI Chief Imran Khan

Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh held a courtesy meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister-Elect Imran khan on Friday, 10 August, reported ANI.

DCW Issues Notice Over Alleged Rape of Minor Girl In Delhi School

The DCP of Delhi Police said that the minor girl who was allegedly raped inside the premises of the government school in Delhi's Gole Market has identified the accused and he has been arrested, reported ANI.

He further added that the accused was working in the school for almost two months. He is currently being interrogated and the investigation is underway.

He also said that the place where the incident took place didn’t have a CCTV camera.

Earlier, the Delhi Commission for Women had issued a notice to the police and the government school over the alleged rape of the minor girl, reported ANI.

NIA Special Court Extends the Judicial Custody of Kashmiri Separatist Asiya Andrabi

NIA Special Court on Friday, 10 August extended the judicial custody of Kashmiri separatist Asiya Andrabi and her two women associates. The custody was extended till 7 September in connection with a case of allegedly being involved in a conspiracy against the country with support from Pakistan.

(Source: ANI)

4000 Evacuated from Kochi as Water Level in Periyar Rises

As water levels went up in the Periyar River after the fourth sluice gate of the Idukki reservoir was opened in the morning on Friday, 10 August, 4000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas of Kochi.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2G Scam: Delhi HC Grants More Time to Raja and Kanimozhi to File Reply

The Delhi High Court on Friday, 10 August granted additional time to former union telecom minister A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi and others to file their reply in Central Bureau of Investigation appeal against their acquittal in 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

Next date of hearing is scheduled on 9 October.

(Source: ANI)

SC Directs Police to Take Action Against 'Kanwariyas' Who Indulge in Violence

After repeated incidents of vandalism, the Supreme Court on Friday, 10 August directed the police to act against those 'kanwariyas' who indulge in vandalism and take law in their hands.

(Source: ANI)

SC Admits the Appeal Filed by CBI in Arushi Talwar Murder Case

The Supreme Court on Friday, 10 August agreed to hear the plea of Central Bureau of Investigation challenging acquittal of dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.

(Source: ANI)

Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra to Be Flag Bearer at Asian Games

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to be flag bearer for the Indian contingent at Asian Games 2018.

(Source: ANI)

Opposition Uproars in Rajya Sabha over Rafale Deal

Leaders of Congress, TMC, RJD, NCP and CPI led by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi displayed placards and raised slogans alleging irregularities in the aircraft deal between India and France.

The opposition protested over the issue of Rafale dead in Rajya Sabha as well in the monsoon session of the parliament.

They also demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the matter.

Repeated adjournments have forced to adjourn till 2.30 pm.

(Source: ANI)

India Trying to Reduce CNG Imports: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 10 August in the inaugural session of the World Biofuel Day programme said that India was trying to reduce its dependence on CNG imports.

“We are working to make BioCNG from trash, soon we will have CNG vehicles in villages:” said PM Modi

(Source: ANI)

NN Vohra Holds Reviews Security Issues at Raj Bhavan

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra chaired a meeting of senior Civil, Police, Central Armed Police, Army, and State and Central Intelligence Agencies on Friday, 10 August to review the security management related issues at Raj Bhavan.

(Source: ANI)

Indrani Mukerjea Files Bail Plea in Special CBI Court

Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea filed bail plea on Friday, 10 August in Special CBI Court in Mumbai.

(Source: ANI)

Kamal Nath Moves SC Seeking Random Verification of VVPAT Machines

Congress leader Kamal Nath moved SC on Friday, August 10 seeking directions to EC for random verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in upcoming MP elections.

(Source: PTI)

School Electrician Arrested After Allegedly Raping Class II Students

A class two student of a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) school in the upscale Gol Market area was allegedly raped by an electrician inside the institute's premises, police said on Friday, 10 August.

The incident came to light when the girl narrated her ordeal to her parents after returning from school on Thursday, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

Director of Government-Aided Hostel Arrested over the Allegations of Rape and Molestation

Director of a government-aided hostel was arrested on Friday, 10 August over the allegations of rape and molestation. The accused, identified as Ashwini Sharma has been charged with molesting at least eight speech and hearing impaired girls and two visually challenged girls.


Sensex Opens at 38,050.07, Nifty Holding Above 11,450 Mark

After breaching the record of 38,000 on Thursday, 9 August, Sensex opened at 38,050.07 on Friday.

Equity benchmark indices have a flat start in the pre-opening trade on the last trading day of the week, with Nifty holding above 11,450 mark.

(Source: Moneycontrol)

Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 29 Children in Yemen

At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, reported BBC quoting the International Committee of the Red Cross.

According to reports, the children were travelling on a bus and were hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada.

(Source: BBC)

Huge Quantity of Explosives Found in Maharashtra's Palghar

A huge quantity of explosives, suspected to be RDX, was found at Nallasopara in Palghar district on the intervening night of 9-10 August.

After getting information about the explosives, officials of the Maharashtra ATS and senior officials of Palghar Police rushed to the spot and an investigation was on, an official said.

"A forensics team have been called and we are analysing the substance to determine if it is RDX."

(Source: PTI)

Amended Triple Talaq Bill Not to Be Taken Up in RS Today: Naidu

The Triple Talaq Bill is likely to be taken up in the next session of parliament as parties in the Rajya Sabha failed to reach an agreement over it, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday, 10 August.

"Triple Talaq Bill will not be taken up today because no consensus could be built around it", Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu told ANI.

The bill was scheduled to be tabled in Rajya Sabha in the monsoon session of the parliament.

Kerala Floods: Death Toll Rises to 26

Death toll due to flooding and landslides following heavy and incessant rains in Kerala reached 26 on Friday, 10 August.

(Source: ANI)

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