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Six Injured, Hundreds Evacuated After Explosions Hit Boston Gas Pipeline

Six people were injured and hundreds evacuated after dozens of explosions hit a gas pipeline in Boston, US, Reuters reported.

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10-Year-Old Allegedly Sexually Assaulted in Delhi

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area, on 13 September, ANI reported. The accused is now absconding and a police investigation is underway, ANI added.

Trains Only Running Upto Titwala Due to Public Agitation

Due to public agitation at Vasind, suburban trains are running up to Titwala only, ANI reported. Traffic remains affected between Titwala and Kasara, the CPRO of Central Railways said.

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Maharashtra Issues Arrest Warrant Against Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.

Arrest warrant has been issued by Maharashtra's Dharmabad Court against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, AP irrigation minister and 14 others in connection with an agitation held by TDP in 2010 against the Maharashtra govt opposing the construction of Babhali project, ANI reported.

Acid Attack on Nikah Halala Activist Shabnam Rani

CNN News18 reported that anti-Nikah Halala activist Shabnam Rani had been attacked with acid in UP’s Bulandshahr.

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ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayan Granted Rs 50 Lakh Compensation for Unnecessary Arrest

The Supreme Court ruled that the arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan was unnecessary and granted compensation of Rs 50 lakh, ANI reported.

"Arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan is needless and unnecessary,” the bench said.

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Five Killed After Van Rolls Into Gorge in J&K

At least five persons were killed on Friday when a mini bus packed with passengers skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said to PTI.

The accident occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai, when the driver of the mini bus, which was on its way to Kishtwar from the Keshwan area, lost control of it and the vehicle plunged into the over-300-foot gorge, near the Chenab riverbed, this morning, the official said to PTI.

Three Children Drown in Arrah's Son River in Bihar

Three children died because of drowning in the Son river, in Arrah, Bihar, ANI reported.

Woman Alleges Kidnap and Gang-Rape of Daughter

A woman from Rewari, Haryana alleged that her daughter was kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of men on 13 September, ANI reported.

"Modi ji says 'Beti Padho, Beti Bacho', but how? I want justice for my daughter. Police has taken no action yet," she added.

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Five-time Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang Resigns from Congress

Five-time Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang resigned from the party, accusing the leadership of adopting a policy of "phasing out" senior leaders, PTI reported.

In his resignation letter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday night, Lapang said he was resigning "reluctantly and with a heavy heart".

The former Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief accused the AICC of embarking upon a policy of phasing out senior and elderly people.

SC Asks Centre to Frame Separate Rules for Granting Disability Certificates to Leprosy Patients

SC asks Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificate to leprosy patients for availing reservation benefits, PTI reported.

Delhi HC Adjourns Hearing on Gautam Navlakha's Plea Against Arrest to 20 September

Delhi High Court adjourns the hearing on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea against his arresting and transit remand to 20 September.

Self-styled Godman Ashu Bhai Sent to 3-Day Police Custody for Alleged Gang-Rape

Self-styled baba Ashu Bhai has been sent to 3 days police custody for allegedly gang-raping a woman and her 16-year-old daughter at his ashram in Hauz Khas, ANI reported.

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Death Toll in Kishtwar Van Accident Rises to 17

The death toll in the Kishtwar matador van accident has risen to 17, ANI reported.

At least 16 people are said to be injured and 11 have been rescued during rescue operations, said District Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana to ANI.

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Congress Core Committee to Hold Meeting at Rahul Gandhi's Residence

Congress Party’s core committee will hold a meeting on 15 September at party president Rahul Gandhi’s residence.

(ANI)

Delhi Court Orders Framing of Charges Against Environmentalist RK Pachauri

Delhi's Saket Court has ordered framing of charges against environmentalist RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case, ANI Reported.

The next hearing of the matter is on 20 October.

Delhi Police Arrests Accused Rohit Tomar for Assault

Accused Rohit Tomar who was seen beating a woman in a viral video in Delhi's Tilak Nagar has been arrested , ANI reported.

Police on earlier Friday, had lodged a case of rape against Tomar after avideo showing him beating up a girl went viral.

Narendra Dabholkar Murder Case Accused Sent to Magistrate Custody

Amol Kale, an accused in Narendra Dabholkar murder case has been sent to magistrate custody for 14 days, ANI reported.

SC Extends Interim Relief to Nalini Chidambaram from ED's Summons

The Supreme Court on Friday, 14 September extended an interim relief to Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former finance minister, P Chidambaram in the Saradha chit fund fund scam, News 18 reported.

The SC on on 3 August, had restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking any coercive action against Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union minister P Chidambaram after Madras High Court on 10 July rejected her plea challenging the ED summons.

CBI seizes 53 Machines Producing Gutka From Factory in Chennai

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 13 September conducted a search at Annamalai Industries in Chennai and seized tonnes of Gutka ingredients and 53 machines, ANI reported.

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as the Category 1 hurricane strikes coast.

(AP)

Two Killed, 3 Injured in Explosion in Quarry in TN

Two persons were killed and three others injured when explosives used for bursting rocks went off while being checked in a quarry in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported.

Police said the quarry supervisor had set the timer on the explosives to explode on 12 September, but as it had rained heavily, therefore it did not explode. He came to the site again last evening and as he was examining the explosives, it exploded.

The supervisor died on the spot while four workers who were with him were seriously injured.

(PTI)

Goa CM Discharged from Hospital

Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday evening left a private hospital, where he was admitted for the last two days, to attend Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his ancestral home in Parra village, located about 10 km from Panaji.

(IANS)

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway New Route to Save Rs 16,000 Crore: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the government has planned a new road alignment for the Delhi-Mumbai expressway that connects some of the most backward areas in five states and also saves Rs 16,000 crore in land acquisition.

Framing of Charges Against Hardik in Sedition Case Deffered

A court in Ahmadabad on Friday deferred the process of framing of charges against Patidar leader Hardik Patel in a sedition case till the next month.

Patel's lawyers requested the court to defer the hearing as his application seeking discharge from the case is before the Gujarat High Court.

(PTI)

UP ATS Hunts for Two Accomplices of Hizbul Militant Held in Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has launched a massive manhunt to nab two suspected accomplices of Hizbul-Mujahideen (HM) operative Qamar-uz-Zaman, who was arrested in Kanpur on 13 September.

(PTI)

CBI Holds Under Sec of Ministry of Ayush for Demanding Bribes

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday apprehended RK Khatri – Under Secretary of Ministry of Ayush for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a person for clearing his pending bills, ANI reported.

An investigation underway.

Kerala Cops To Register Case against Missionaries of Jesus

The Kottayam police will register a case against the Missionaries of Jesus for publishing the photo of the victim. The Missionaries of Jesus has published the photograph in their press release on Friday, 14 September, reported ANI.

The police has also directed the local police to register the victims' statement.

Ex-Trump Aide Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty, to Cooperate With Mueller Probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a “cooperation agreement” with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, reported AP.

The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort was convicted last month of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in Virginia.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Addressed Press Conference

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the media on India’s current economic condition.

Jaitley said that the prime minister held a meeting on Friday, 14 September, in which the governor and deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India and officials of the finance ministry. In the meeting, the RBI governor gave a detailed presentation about the economic condition of the world and external factors which can affect Indian economy, reported ANI.

He also said that the external factors like policy decisions in the US which have resulted in the outflow of dollars, global crude oil prices and a looming trade war have had an impact on India despite our strong fundamental, reported BloombergQuint.

Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy Accuses BJP of Trying to Topple His Government

Accusing the BJP of attempting to topple his government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday, 14 September, warned of legal action against ‘certain kingpins’ who, he claimed, were trying to bribe Congress and JD(S) MLAs to pull down his ministry, reported PTI.

Amid media reports that certain resorts were ready to host some Congress and JD(S) MLAs in the alleged toppling game following internal dissent in the Congress, Kumaraswamy asserted he was ready to face any challenge to his government.

Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana Resigns

Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana resigned from the Lal Thanhawla cabinet on Friday, 14 September, sources in the CMO said.

(Source: PTI)

CPEC Against Sovereignty, Integrity: Indian Ambassador

Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy Permanent Representative of India, said that “no country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty, territorial integrity,” referring to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He was making an address at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Bombay HC Allows Minor Rape Survivor to Abort Pregnancy

The Bombay High Court on Saturday, 15 September, allowed a minor rape survivor to medically abort her 24 weeks pregnancy, reported ANI.

The minor is also reportedly suffering from cancer. The High Court has asked for a compliance report of this order, which is to be produced before the court on 24 September.

Encounter Between Terrorists, Security Forces in J&K

An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Chowgam area of Qazigund in Jammu and Kashmir, late last night. More details awaited.

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