Latest News: Infiltration Bid in Kupwara, An Army Jawan Loses Life
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Latest News: Infiltration Bid in Kupwara, An Army Jawan Loses Life

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15 Injured in Stampede at Bihar's Garibnath Temple

15 people got injured in a stampede at Garibnath Temple in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, on Monday, 13 August, reported ANI.

However the situation is now said to be under control.

Terrorists in Pulwana Abduct Resident; Bullet-Riddled Body Found

Terrorists in Pulwama’s Murran barged into a resident Gulzar Bhat’s house and abducted him, on Sunday, 12 August.

The police has now recovered his bullet-riddled body from nearby fields.

According to J&K police, an investigation into the matter suggests Zahoor Thokar and Showkat Dar led group of Hizbul Mujahideen are involved in the case.

(With inputs from ANI)

Gurugram: 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling into a Pit

A 9-year-old girl died after she fell into a pit dug up for sewage in Gurugram’s Sohna on Saturday, 11 August. Along with the girl, a boy also fell into the pit and was seriously injured, reported Hindustan Times.

Badrinath National Highway Closed After Heavy Rainfall

Badrinath National Highway is closed since Sunday night at Lambgarh after heavy rain brought down debris onto the road. Road clearing operation is underway.

MK Alagiri Challenges Brother MK Stalin's Claim for Party Leadership

Claiming support of all Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters, M Karunanidhi’s elder son MK Alagiri has challenged younger brother MK Stalin’s claim to party’s leadership.

“All the real supporters are with me. Only time will give a befitting reply. I am pained at what’s happening,” Alagiri told reporters indicating a furore over claim for party’s reins after DMK chief Karunanidhi’s death.

Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Departs; PM Condoles Death

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away on Monday, 13 August at a Kolkata hospital. He was 89 years old.

“He made our Parliamentary democracy richer and was a strong voice for the well-being of the poor and vulnerable,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet offering condolences to Chatterjee’s family.

North Korea and South Korea to Hold a Third Summit, Leaders to Participate

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang sometime before the end of September, reported AP.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to participate in the summit.

Hapur Lynching Case: Supreme Court Asks Police to Protect Witnesses

Supreme Court on Monday, 13 August asked Meerut Inspector General of police to submit a report with respect to Hapur lynching incident and to ensure protection to the witnesses in the case. The matter has been fixed for further hearing on 28 August.

The top court was hearing a plea filed by the only survivor in the lynching case seeking court monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) monitored probe.

JNU student leader Umar Khalid fired upon outside Constitution Club in Delhi.

JNU student leader Umar Khalid fired upon outside Constitution Club in Delhi. More details awaited.

Kejriwal, Sisodia Among 13 Named Accused in Anshu Prakash Assault Case

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs have been named accused in the alleged assault case of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, ANI reported. Delhi's Patiala House Court will take cognizance on 25 August.

Suicide Bombing Outside Afghan Election Office in Kabul, Policeman Killed

A Kabul explosion close to the IEC's offices in Jalalabad Road was reported by TOLOnews. The attack was a suicide bombing. According to the Kabul police chief's spokesman, one policeman was killed and one wounded when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to protestors, TOLOnews reported.

(Source: TOLOnews)

Fire Breaks Out at Delhi's Ashoka Hotel

A fire broke out today in the basement of Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri, Delhi, ANI reported.

Delhi Vehicles To Have Coloured Stickers to Indicate Nature of Fuel

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the suggestions of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to have hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles which would indicate the nature of fuel being used.

The MoRTH told a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur that hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while similar sticker of orange colour would be placed on diesel vehicles.

(Source: PTI)

At Least 70 Police Soldiers Killed in Ghazni Attack

At least seventy police soldiers killed in the past four days after Taliban attacked Afghanistan’s Ghazni city, TOLO News reported citing the Interior Minister.

Retail Inflation At 4.17% In July

Retail inflation slows to 4.17 percent in July, from 4.92 percent in June, reported PTI

Opening 5 Shutters of Idukki Dam Damages Connectivity to Kerala's Gandhinagar

Connectivity to Gandhinagar area in Kerala has been damaged after five shutters of Idukki dam were opened, reported ANI. People have been shifted to relief camps.

Father Varghese and Father George of a Kerala Church Surrender in Blackmail & Sexual Assault Case

Father Sony Varghese and Father K George have surrendered before the Supreme Court in a case of alleged blackmail and sexual assault of a woman in Kerala, reported News18. They had applied for an anticipatory bail at the Supreme Court. However, they were asked to surrender before the court first.

Clean and Pure Ganga is Our Priority: Nitin Gadkare

Union Minister Nitin Gadkare has said that "clean and pure Ganga is our priority." He has also promised funds to UP government to clean drains which pollute Gaga before Kumb Mela near Allahabad, reported ANI.

We are investing Rs 1,700 crore in dredging of Ganga, four river ports will be constructed in Allahabad and by November end we will launch Airboat services with a capacity of 40 people.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkare

Tamil Nadu Woman Sets Her 3-Month-Old Baby and Herself on Fire

A 25-year-old Tamil Nadu woman allegedly killed her three-month-old baby boy by setting him on fire, before committing self immolation, reported PTI.

Hearing cries, others in the house rushed and saw the mother and her baby engulfed in flames. They doused the flames and rushed the woman and child to a nearby hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

The woman had been staying at her parent's house since her son was born. Her motive is being investigated.

Kumaraswamy Writes to PM Modi, Seeks Cetre's Permission for Aero India Show in B'luru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has written to PM Modi seeking the Government of India's approval for conduction of Aero India show in Bengaluru. According to ANI, Kumaraswamy wrote:

I would seek your indulgence in the matter to convey approval of Government of India for conduction of Aero India Show 2019 in Bengaluru.

Schools to Remain Closed in Himachal as 16 Die Due to Heavy Rains

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has announced that all the school are to remain closed in the state on Tuesday, 14 August as 16 people have died in the state due to heavy rain, reported ANI.

Army Jawan Loses Life During Infiltration Bid by Militants in Kupwara

Army Jawan Pushpendra Singh has lost his life during an infiltration bid by millitants in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara district, reported ANI. The bid was foiled.

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