Latest News: Kerala Police Summons Accused Bishop Over Nun’s Rape
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Fire Breaks Out in Thane Godown, Fire Tenders at Site

A fire broke out in a godown at Khan compound in Mumbra's Shil Phata, ANI reported. Two fire tenders are present at the spot. More details are awaited.


3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haryana

Earthquake of magnitude 3.1 on the Richter scale, with an epicentre at Haryana's Jhajjar, occurred at 05:43 am today, ANI reported.


4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir at 05:15 am today, ANI reported.


Fire Breaks out in Mumbai's Andheri

A fire broke out at a building in Andheri, Mumbai at 3 am today. Firefighting operations are currently underway, ANI reported.


Rupee Hits All-Time Low at 72.88 Against Dollar

The rupee hit a new record low of 72.88, as it fell 18 paise against the US dollar, the Press Trust of India reported.

On Tuesday also, rupee had touched a lifetime low of 72.75, before settling at 72.70, closing at an all-time low.


Bengaluru House Set on Fire by Unidentified Man, 6-Yr-Old Dies

In a horrific incident, a house was bolted from the outside, sprinkled with kerosene and set on fire, even as the family was trapped inside. A 6-year-old child succumbed to burn injuries, but other members of the family survived, after neighbours, hearing their screams for help, rescued them.

(Source: The News Minute)


At Least Six Killed in Methane Gas Tank Blast in Bijnor

At least six people have been killed, while three have been critically injured following a cylinder blast in a chemical factory on Bijnor's Nagina road. The police is at the spot, investigating the matter.



Earthquake Hits Assam, West Bengal Tremors Felt in Parts of Delhi NCR

An earthquake reportedly hit Assam and West Bengal around 10.25 am on 12 September, with tremors being reported from the capital as well.


Agusta Westland: Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and Brothers Granted Bail

ANI reported that bail was granted by Delhi's Patiala House Court to former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and his brothers in the Agusta Westland case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. Other accused Carlo Gerosa and GR Heshke did not appear for the hearing and were not granted bail by the Delhi court, ANI reported.



Chinese Troops Crossed Over LAC Thrice in August: Sources

China's People Liberation Army (PLA) transgressed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at least three times last month in the Uttarakhand state, according to sources quoted by news agency ANI.

The report further said that the Chinese troops crossed over as far as four kilometres into the Indian territory in Barahoti village in the Chamoli district of the state.

Similar incidents have occurred in July last year when Chinese troops ventured up to a kilometre into the Indian territory in Barahoti. This area also witnessed aerial transgressions and infiltration by foot patrols in 2013 and 2014.



Delhi HC Refuses to Issue Directions on Regulation of Fixed Fuel Prices

Delhi High Court refuses to issue directions to centre on PIL seeking regulation of a fixed fair price for petrol and diesel. The court said that it can't interfere in policy matter involving larger economic issues.



SC Extends House Arrest of Five Activists in Bhima-Koregaon Violence Case

The supreme court has extended the term for house arrest of the five accused activists in the Bhima Koregaon violence. They will continue to be in house arrest till the next Supreme Court hearing on 17 September.



Hardik Patel Breaks His Indefinite Hunger Strike

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel broke his indefinite hunger strike after 19 days, ANI reported. Patel was demanding reservations for Patidar community and loan waiver for farmers.


Undemocratic to Cancel Students' Union Polls: Samajwadi Party

As the students’ union polls in Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur, were postponed by the UP government, the Samajwadi Party on Wednesday, 12 September termed the postponement "undemocratic", PTI reported.

SP party representative told PTI that the ruling BJP was afraid of facing another defeat after losing the Lok Sabha by-election in the city.

The election was set to be held on 13 September, but had to be postponed after two groups clashed on the campus of the state-run university during campaigning 11 September. Fresh dates for the polls are yet to be announced.

Kolkata Airport Staff Recovers Live Bullets from Bangladesh Passenger

Air India security staff on Monday, 10 September recovered live bullets from a Bangladeshi national at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, ANI reported.

The passenger along with the bullets was handed over to airport police, the report added.

Court in Bihar Orders FIR Against Actor Salman Khan

Muzaffarpur Court in Bihar, on Wednesday ordered police to file an FIR against actor Salman Khan and seven others, ANI reported.

The complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production 'Loveratri' alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments.

Kerala Police Summons Accused Bishop Over Nun’s Rape

Kerala Police has summoned rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, asking him to appear on 19 September, ANI reported.

Speaking to ANI, Inspector-general of police Vijay Sakre said that there are a lot contradictions in the case.

“This is an old case based primarily on oral evidence. We have verified a lot of contradictions. It's our duty to protect the victim and witnesses”, Sakre added.

TN CM Writes to PM Modi, Seeks Bharat Ratna for Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the Centre again to confer the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on late J Jayalalithaa and Dravidian icon C N Annadurai, PTI reported.

Palaniswami said in the letter to Modi, recalling Jayalalithaa's welfare measures and initiatives.

The chief minister drew Modi's attention to a letter of December 18, 2016 of the state government recommending the award to the former chief minister posthumously.

Missing Wikileaks Associate's Belongings Found in Norway

Belonging of a Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing in Norway on 20 August, have been found in Norway, Norwegian police told AFP.

According to the reports, a fisherman found the objects floating in the water on 11 August, police said in a statement, confirming the items "belong to the missing person" but providing no details about them due to the ongoing investigation.


Retail Inflation at 10 Month Low, Cools 3.69% in August

India’s retail inflation decelerated to a 10 month low from 4.17% to 3.69% for the month of August, ANI reported.

Whereas the industrial output eased in July with a slower rise of 6.6 % as compared to 6.87% in June, ANI reported.

Car Bomb Explosion Kills At Least 6 in Iraq

Iraqi officials on Wednesday said that a car bomb had exploded outside a restaurant north of Baghdad, Iraq. The blast killed at least six people, AP reported.

Health Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr told AP that at least six people were killed and 42 were wounded.

IIT Guwahati Student Kills Self Inside Campus Hostel

A female student hailing from Karnataka killed self on Wednesday in the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) campus, IANS reported.

The girl was studying mechanical engineering student and joined the IIT in July.

"When her roommate returned to the hostel, she found the room door locked from inside. As there was no response to repeated door knocks, campus security called police who forced open the door. She was found hanging from a ceiling fan”, police said in the report.

Pope to Summon Bishops Meeting to Discuss Clergy Sex Abuse

Pope Francis key cardinal advisers announced that he is summoning the presidents of top churches around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.

The summit will take place between 21 to 24 February next year.


Ex-IAF Chief Tyagi, Cousins Granted Bail in Agusta Chopper Scam Case

Former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi and his three cousins were granted bail by a Delhi court in a money laundering case related to the Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam.

Special judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to Tyagi's cousin, Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie, Rajeev Tyagi alias Doesa and Sandeep Tyagi alias Kuki on personal bonds of Rs 1 lakh each with one surety of the like amount.

Parrikar May Dissolve Goa Assembly, Cong Writes to Governor

Opposition Congress in Goa wrote to Governor, expressing fear that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may dissolve the Assembly as he is "losing grip" over allies and facing intra-party politics.

In a letter to governor Mridula Sinha, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said in such a scenario, the Congress should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

Chodankar also claimed that Parrikar -- who returned from the US last week after medical treatment -- has not resumed office yet. The state BJP refuted his claims.


NGT Directs Closure of 5 UP Tanneries for Polluting Ganga River

The National Green Tribunal has directed the closure of five Kanpur-based tanneries for discharging effluents in river Ganga after the Central Pollution Control Board informed it that the units lacked NOC from the Central Ground Water Authority.

The tribunal ordered closure of Minaar Industries, Kazi Leather (Huda Hide Agency), N R Tanners, Nusrat Tannery Pvt Ltd and New Universal Tannery.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel passed the order after perusing a joint inspection team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the state pollution control board.


Over 300 Illegal Pandals in Mumbai, HC Seeks Action Report

The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to detail the steps taken against unauthorised pandals across the state ahead of the Ganesh festival.

The directions came after the court was informed by the government that recent inspection by various municipal corporations across Maharashtra revealed that several pandals have been constructed in violation of civic rules and noise pollution norms.

In Mumbai alone, over 300 illegal pandals have come up ahead of the 10-day festival which starts Thursday, the government said.


Clash Between Police & Maoists Erupts in Chattisgarh

An encounter between police and Maoists forces took place in Chattisgarh’s Narayanpur District on Wednesday, ANI reported. The attack took place when a team of Special Task Force and District Reserve Guard were returning from a search operation.

The officials said that they have recovered an unidentified male body and a 315 bore rifle.

More details awaited.

Terrorists Attacks Forrest Dept. Employee in J&K, Police Arrest Two in the Case

An employee of a forest department in Jhajjar Kotli, Jammu and Kashmir was attacked by terrorists, police told ANI.

"Three terrorists fired from a parked truck and ran", Dr S D Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jammu told ANI.

"We have arrested two accomplices of the terrorists. We have issued an advisory for people to stay indoors," Singh added.

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