Latest News: PDP Youth President Shot at in Budgam, J&K
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Latest News: PDP Youth President Shot at in Budgam, J&K

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3 Arrested in After Drugs Worth 50 Lakh Seized in Bengal

The West Bengal police on Tuesday, 14 August, arrested three people in West Bengal’s Murshidabad and seized 1.5 kilos of heroine worth rupees 50 lakh. Further investigations are underway.

(Source: ANI)

18 Injured After a Moderate Earthquake Jolts Southwest China

Eighteen people were injured after a moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities have said.

The quake damaged over 6,000 homes and affected more than 48,000 residents in Tonghai and Huaning counties and in the district of Jiangchuan, all administered by the city of Yuxi, the provincial civil affairs department said in a statement.

(Source: PTI)

Rupee Recovers from Record Lows Amid Turkish 'Lira' Crisis

The Indian rupee rebounded from record lows on Tuesday, 14 August as the contagion from the economic crisis in Turkey remained relatively contained in developed markets overnight. The local currency opened 0.2 percent higher to 69.78 against the US dollar on Tuesday.

Yesterday, it fell as much as 1.6 percent, the most since September 2013, to close at 69.93 versus the dollar. The Indian currency has been the worst performer in Asia this year.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Indian Rupee Hits Record Low of 70 per Dollar

Indian rupee touched a record low of 70.07 on Tuesday, 14 August.

The rupee fell as much as 1.6 percent on Monday, the most since September 2013, and closed at 69.93 versus the dollar.

The Indian currency has been the worst performer in Asia this year.

Speaking to ANI, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said, “nothing to worry at this stage. Rupee is depreciating due to external factors which may ease as we go forward.”

(Source: Reuters)

Indian Army Guns Down 2 Pakistani Soldiers: Defence PRO

Indian Army gunned down two Pakistani soldiers on Monday, 13 August night in a retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector informed the Defence Public Relations Unit (PRO).

(Source: ANI)

Madras HC Transfers All Violence Cases During Anti- Sterlite Protests to CBI

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday, 14 August has transferred all cases pertaining to the violence/police firing during the anti- Sterlite protests in Tuticorin to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Back in May 22 when thousands of people were marching towards the Collectorate, to submit a petition to shutdown Sterlite, the police had opened fire.

At least 13 were killed and 200 injured.

19 Dead Due to Heavy Rains in Himachal Pradesh

A five-year-old boy drowned in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district this morning, taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the state to 19 in the last two days, an official said.

At least 18 people have died in various parts of the state during the incessant rains since Sunday, 12 August evening.

Interim relief was distributed by the district administrations to the affected families, a state official had said.

(Source: PTI)

Amarnath Yatra Suspended Due to Heavy Rains

The Amarnath Yatra was suspended for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, 14 July from Jammu city due to inclement weather, officials said.

The yatra has been suspended from Bagwatinagar base camp in Jammu due to heavy rains and bad weather conditions resulting in closure of the highway, the officials told PTI.

(Source: PTI)

UK Parliament Car Crash: Man Arrested, Counter-Terrorism Police Leading Investigation

A man was arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK Houses of Parliament, injuring many pedestrians, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday, 14 August.

(Source: PTI)

Mumbai Crime Branch Bust Gambling Racket, Rs 16 Seized

The Crime Branch raided a 5-star-hotel on Tuesday, 14 July and busted a gambling racket where 42 people were involved. Police have seized more than Rs 16 lakh and whisky worth more than a lakh.

All the 42 people were involved in gambling and five among them are bookies. Investigations are currently underway.

(Source: ANI)

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon Passes Away

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday, 14 August. He was admitted to a hospital in Raipur earlier today after he suffered cardiac arrest.

(Source: ANI)

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Delhi HC Orders Day-To-Day Hearing in Sajjan Kumar Case

Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 14 August ordered day to day hearing from 11 September in the appeal of CBI and victims against the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar.

(Source: ANI)

Madhya Pradesh Court Awards Death Penalty to Sodomiser

A court in Madhya Pradesh awarded death sentence to a 20-year-old man on Tuesday, 14 July for sodomising and killing a 13-year-old boy.

Datia's Special Judge Hitendra Dwivedi awarded the punishment to Nand Kishore yesterday while the case of a 15-year-old co-accused was transferred to a juvenile court, public prosecutor Pushpendra Kumar Garg said.

(Source: PTI)

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: SC Asks Centre to Frame a Child Protection Policy

In light of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, the Supreme Court of India, on 13 August, asked the Union of India to consider framing a child protection policy

England Cricketer Ben Stokes Not Found Guilty

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray, reported AFP.

Reports Say 11 Killed in Genoa Bridge Collapse in Italy

The Italian news agency ANSA citing the Interior Ministry says that 11 people are confirmed dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa.

ANSA reported, 14 August, that five people are injured and in serious condition. The Interior Ministry press office could not immediately confirm the fatalities.

Varanasi Building Collapse: Bail of All Accused Dismissed

Bail applications for all accused have been dismissed in the Varanasi flyover collapse.

Bakrid Holiday Changed From 22 August to 23 August

On account of Bakrid, central government offices will now remain closed on 23 August instead of 22 August.

34 People Suffered Minor Injuries After Bus Overturned in Kullu

As many as 34 people suffered minor injuries when a private bus overturned after it was hit by boulders at Kalath in Kullu district on 14 August, reported ANI.

Anandiben Patel to Take Over as Governor of Chhattisgarh

Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Chhattisgarh in addition to her own duties after the demise of Balramji Dass Tandon on 14 August.

FIR Against 10 For Rashtriya Lok Samata Party Leader's Murder

FIR registered against 10 people including JDU leader Umesh Kushwaha in connection with murder of a Rashtriya Lok Samata Party leader in Bihar's Vaishali, ANI reported. Police has also constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the case.


PDP Youth President Shot at in Budgam, J&K

Two gunmen fired at PDP youth president Waheed ur Rehman Para in Budgam, J&K the police said to The Indian Express on 14 August. The report added that Para was not hurt in the attack.

Kochi Flight Operations Stopped Till 2 AM Due to Floods

All flight operations at Kerala's Cochin airport stopped till 2 pm due to floods, NDTV reported.

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