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Latest News: Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe Election

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6 Burglars Caught Dancing on CCTV Camera, Arrested

A gang of six burglars who were caught dancing on CCTV camera footage before committing robbery in north Delhi's Lahori Gate area have been arrested, police said on Wednesday, 1 August.

PTI reports that the act was caught in a CCTV camera installed in the lane where a burglar apparently indulged in an impromptu victory dance after other members of the gang successfully broke into multiple shops and stole cash, electronic items etc.

Also Read : Watch: Thief Shakes a Leg Before Robbing Shops in Delhi

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4 Family Members Found Buried Under House Compound

Four members of the same family were found buried in a pit in their house compound in Kerala’s Idukki district, on Wednesday, 1 August. The police have recovered a hammer and a knife from the house. Investigations into the mysterious deaths are still underway, ANI reported.

Also Read : Family of 4 Murdered in Kerala, Bodies Found Stacked In A Pit


Cops Beaten Inside Police Station in Nellore

A group of locals reportedly attacked the Rapur police station in Nellore district on Wednesday, 1 August, night and beat up the police officers, after they took a local into police custody for drinking and driving, reported ANI.

Four cops were injured, including a sub-inspector and a constable, who received head injuries. Four people have been taken into custody.

Also Read : Angry Locals Enter Police Station in Nellore, Thrash Cops 


2 Men Lunched in Rajasthjan, Andhra Pradesh

Two men were lynched by angry mobs, in two separate incidents, in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In the first incident, a 52-year-old man was tied to a tree and thrashed by villagers in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district, for allegedly “misbehaving” with women, on Tuesday, 31 July. The man later succumbed to his injuries.

In Rajasthan’s Jodhpur, a 30-year-old staffer of a gas agency, was lynched by a mob for entering a woman’s house with, what they claimed, “bad intentions”. However, his father said that he had gone there on the basis of a gas complaint.


Gangster Injured After Encounter With Delhi Police

An encounter between the police and a criminal of the Neeraj Bhanja gang, in Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan area near Millennium depot, broke out early morning on Thursday, 2 August. The criminal reportedly was injured with a bullet during the encounter and has now been shifted to a hospital, reported ANI.


SC to Decide on Total Ban on Firecrackers

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, 1 July, said it would examine whether there should be a total ban on use of firecrackers, as it noted that air pollution reached hazardous levels, with 20 to 25 percent of children in the city suffering from respiratory problems during Diwali, reported PTI.

The matter has been listed for hearing on 8 August.


Fire Breaks Out in Hyd-Bound Flight, Passengers Safe

A fire broke out in an engine of a Jazeera Airways flight travelling from Kuwait to Hyderabad, while it was landing at Hyderabad late on 1 August. All 149 passengers were evacuated to safety and the flight has been placed under inspection, reported ANI.


School Bus Crushes Couple on Cycle to Death in Gurugram

A school bus crushed a couple on a cycle to death, in Gurugram's Sector 44, on Thursday morning. The police were rushed to the spot and investigations are currently underway, reported ANI.

Following the incident, people from the vicinity began to vandalise the school bus.


Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis to Chair Meeting, Address Maratha Reservation Issue

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to chair a meeting of party MLAs and senior leaders in Mumbai on Thursday, 2 August, over the Maratha reservation issue, reported ANI.


SC/ST Bill to be Tabled in Parliament

The SC/ST Bill is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, 2 August, reported News18. The move comes a few days before the “Bharat Bandh” that has been declared by Dalit groups, who have sought the government's intervention in “re-strengthening” the law, reports News18.


Sensex Loses Over 100 Points in Opening Trade

Equity benchmark BSE Sensex gave up the record-highs it scaled on Wednesday, 1 August to open over 100 points lower on Thursday, 2 August, reports Hindustan Times.

At 9.24 am, the 30-share strong BSE Sensex was trading over 114.47 points or 0.31 percent lower at 37,407.15, while the broader NSE Nifty was 37.00 points or 0.33 percent down at 11,309.20.


SC Issues Notice To Centre, Bihar Over Home Shelter Rape Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday, 2 August, took suo motu cognisance of alleged rape of minor girls in a shelter home run by an NGO in Bihar, The Times of India reported. It has issued a notice to Bihar government and the Centre in the matter.

The Supreme Court has also barred electronic media from telecasting and using images and videos of minor rape victims. The pictures, even in morphed form, should not be used, the court observed.


6 Escape from Madhya Pradesh Prison

Six accused escaped from a Jawar police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore, ANI reported.


Court Grants Interim Bail to Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar

The Economic Crimes Court has granted a conditional interim bail to Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar and four others, who are involved in a money laundering and hawala case, ANI reported. The court has additionally ordered them to deposit a bond of Rs 50,000 each, the news agency added.


Madras Court Cancels 173 FIRs Against Anti-Sterlite Protesters

Madras High Court cancelled all 173 FIRs or complaints filed against anti Sterlite protestors, NDTV reported. Ordering the police to treat all as one FIR, the court observed, “It's an abuse of the law. Even all the people in Tuticorin can be implicated.”

Also Read : Tuticorin Police Violence: Report Releases Shocking Findings


In One Month, 154 Dead Due to Rain Related Incidents in UP

In a cumulative tally, 154 people have died and 131 injured due to heavy rainfall in UP from July to August, ANI reported. 187 animals have also died and 1259 houses have been damaged due to rain related incidents in 72 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the news agency added.


3 Foreign Nationals Killed in Kabul

Three foreign nationals – an Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian citizen – have been abducted and killed in Afghanistan’s Kabul, Reuters reported, quoting security officials.


2G Spectrum Case: Essar Group, Others Seek More Time to File Reply

The Delhi High Court has granted four weeks time to Essar group promoters and others who sought more time to file their reply on the CBI appeal challenging their acquittal in 2G spectrum case, ANI reported. The matter has been listed for 9 October.


Criminalisation of Adultery a Violation of Right to Equality: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday, 2 August, said the penal provision on adultery a violation the right to equality under the Constitution, as it treats married men and married women differently, PTI reported.

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra is hearing a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.


Class 11 Student Sodomised by 6 Seniors in Ajmer College

A class 11 student alleged sodomy by 6 seniors in Ajmer’s Mayo College, ANI reported. A case has been registered at Alwar Gate police station under the POCSO Act. Police has begun investigation into the incident.


6 Trinamool Congress MPs Detained At Silchar Airport

Six Trinamool Congress MPs and two MLAs were detained at Silchar Airport, Assam, ANI reported. Reacting to the news, TMC leader Derek O’ Brien said: "It is our democratic right to meet people. This is a super emergency like situation."


AAD Interceptor Missile Test Fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha

The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was today test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Bhadrak district of Odisha. The missile is being developed as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, news agency ANI reported.


Govt Supports Reservation to Marathas, Says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that a meeting was held with state leaders from diverse sections and a joint statement has been signed to give reservation to Marathas lawfully. The CMr also said that government stood in support of Maratha reservation and was following the required process, news agency ANI reported.


Two Terrorists Killed in Lolab Kupwara, J&K

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Lolab Kupwara today, Jammu and Kashmir DGP S P Vaid tweeted.


Sensex, Nifty End Lower Amid Weak Global Cues

Indian equity benchmarks ended lower for the second day in a row, amid weak global cues, BloombergQuint reported.

The S&P BSE Sensex Index 0.95 percent lower at 37,165.16 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index closed at 11,244.70, down 0.89 percent.


Three-storey Building Collapses in Kerala's Palakkad, Many Feared Trapped

A three-storey building in Palakkad district in Kerala collapsed on Thursday afternoon, trapping many people under the rubble. The building is located near the Palakkad municipal bus stand. Police officials, as well as officials of the fire and rescue department, have been rushed to the site for search and rescue operations.

(Source: The News Minute)


17 Parties Demand 2019 Polls on Ballot Paper

At least 17 political parties are likely to approach the Election Commission and demand the body conduct the 2019 polls on ballot papers, news agency ANI reported, quoting sources.


Class 11 Student Stabbed by Junior in Delhi Govt School

A class 11 student sustained injuries after he was stabbed by a younger student following a fight at a government school in Shahdara's Krishna Nagar area in Delhi, police said.

The incident occurred on the ground floor of the school premises after morning prayers, they said. The student sustained injuries in his hands, legs and back. He has been hospitalised and is stated to be stable, they said, adding that the other student has been apprehended.

(Source: PTI)


Angry Wife Castrates Husband in Muzaffarnagar, UP

A woman allegedly castrated her husband in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Thursday. "Yunus had two wives and his first wife was unhappy with him as he didn't provide any support for her children and out of anger, she castrated him. We have arrested the wife," police said.


India to Delay Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs on US by 45 Days

India's trade ministry has asked finance ministry to delay by 45 days imposition of retaliatory tariffs on US products, Reuters reported on Thursday.

India likely to issue new notification on tariffs on US products by 4 August, a trade ministry official told the news agency.


Two Terrorists Who Snatched Rifle Killed in Kupwara, J&K

Two terrorists, who snatched a 12-bore rifle from a security guard at a Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Anantnag's Brakpora today, were killed by security forces, news agency ANI reported.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Attacks BJP Over Detention of TMC MPs

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on hearing that the TMC MPs had been stopped at the Silchar Airport, attacked the BJP, saying that it is the beginning of their end. "They are frustrated. They are tense and depressed. And that's why they are showing muscle power," she said.

Banerjee asked what significance they (BJP) have in West Bengal, adding that nobody knows them there. "They are just some hooligans. Their existence itself is in question, and they will implement NRC here? I will see how they intervene," Banerjee told ANI.

Nobody Should Object to Imran's Invitation to Friends, Says Congress' Rajiv Shukla

Congress leader Rajiv Shukla today said that Imran Khan, Pakistan's PM-in-waiting, invites his friends in a personal capacity and if they decide to go, nobody should be objecting.

Imran Khan has reportedly invited former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu to his wearing-in ceremony.

Israeli Air Strike Kills Seven ISIS Militants

Israeli air strike has killed seven militants believed to be linked to the Islamic State group and seeking to infiltrate the country from the Syrian Golan Heights, reports AFP quoting Army.

2 School Girls Dead, 5 Hurt as Wall Collapses at Hyderabad School

Two school girls have been confirmed dead and five others injured as a wall collapsed at the New Century School, Kukatpally in Hyderabad on Thursday, 2 August. Of the five injured, one is critical, the police said.

The two girls, Mahi Keerthana and Chandana, were both fourth-grade students. The incident happened at around 4 pm. Those who were near the vicinity helped rescue the five from under the rubble, after which an ambulance was called in.

Lok Sabha Passes Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, was today passed in Lok Sabha. The bill grants National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, par with National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (NCSC and NCST), news agency ANI reported.

RJD to go on Nationwide Strike on 4 August

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav today told ANI that his party will go on a strike across the country, including at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi, on 4 August to seek answers from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on the Muzaffarnagar shelter home case and other crimes in the state.

Separation of Children From Families Was a 'Low Point', Says Ivanka Trump

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump on Thursday said that the separation of children from their families at the US-Mexico border was a "low point" during her time at the White House, CNN reported.

"That was a low point for me as well," she said, adding that "I felt very strongly about that and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children so I would agree with that sentiment."

"Immigration is incredibly complex as a topic. Illegal immigration is incredibly complicated," CNN quoted her as saying.


Manipur: CBI Books Army Major, 5 Rifleman, 2 Policemen in 2009 Fake Encounter Case

The CBI today booked an Indian Army major, five riflemen, and two police personnel in the alleged 2009 fake encounter of a teenager in Manipur. The FIR states that Azad Khan was killed in a joint operation of Indian Army and Manipur Police in 2009, reported ANI.


Apple Becomes First Company to be Worth $1 Trillion

Holding your breath for Apple Inc. to break $1 trillion? There’s a new magic number to fixate on. And it’s less than 3 percent away, reported Bloomberg.

As of Wednesday, the price that would crown the iPhone maker the first U.S. company to surpass the milestone is $207.0425 a share. Anything above that -- most likely, a trade at $207.05 -- and the wait is over.


Air Strike Kills 26, Injures 35 in Yemen's Hodeidah City

Twenty six people were killed and 35 others were wounded in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on the fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, Yemeni medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia and Sunni Muslim allies have been fighting in Yemen for three years against the Iran-aligned Houthis, who control much of north Yemen including the capital Sanaa and drove a Saudi-backed government into exile in 2014.


Six Dead After Crane Collapses in Karnataka's Kalaburagi

At least six labourers died after a crane at an under-construction cement factory collapsed in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi on Thursday, 2 August. One person is injured, reported ANI.

Authorities Responding to Report of Active Shooting Incident at Air Force Base in Ohio

The authorities in US’ Ohio were responding to a report of an active shooter incident at a hospital on the White-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, reported Reuters.

'Nehru, Manmohan Singh Didn't Have an Attachment With NRIs Like we Do': Sushma Swaraj

Interacting with the Indian community in Kazakhstan’s Astana, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said:

The attachment that this government has with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) was never seen before. From Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh, you would’ve never seen any Indian PM addressing NRIs in rallies.
Sushma Swaraj, as quoted by ANI

Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe Election

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.

Mnangagwa won 50.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3 percent, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said.


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