Debt-Collection Agent Shot at in Delhi
A 25-year-old money collection agent was shot at thrice by a customer's son following an argument in Delhi’s Rohini area on Saturday, 20 April, police said.
The incident occurred on Saturday when the man had gone to collect monthly instalment of Rs 1,400 from the customer, whose two sons then got into an argument with him, they said.
UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mine Explosion in Mali
A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded when a mine exploded as their convoy passed through central Mali, the UN mission in Mali said.
The blast hit part of the Egyptian contingent of the UN force close to the Burkina Faso border on Saturday, 20 April, the UN stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said.
The peacekeeper killed was Egyptian. One attacker was killed, according to a security source.
7 Dead, 34 Injured After Bus Rams Into Truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway
7 people were killed and 34 injured after a bus rammed into a truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Mainpuri, ANI reported.
More details are awaited.
Two Killed in Clash Over Alleged Cattle Theft
Two people were killed after a clash allegedly broke out between four alleged cattle thieves and farmers of Greater Noida’s Jarcha area.
News State reported that the incident took place on Saturday night, after residents spotted four men attempting to steal cattle. The men opened fire at the residents, and in the process one resident and one alleged thief were killed.
One Killed, Ten Injured After Tree Falls in Hyderabad
One dead and around ten injured after a tree fell due to heavy rainfall in Hyderabad zoo, on Saturday, 20 April. State government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased.
Multiple Blasts in Sri Lankan Churches During Easter Mass
Blasts hit two churches in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka, during Easter mass. More details awaited.
Two Naxals Killed in Chhattisgarh's Pamed
Two naxals have been killed in a joint operation by Greyhounds force and Chhattisgarh police in the forest of Pamed village, ANI reported. More details are awaited.
Protests Outside Rahul Gandhi's Residence
Supporters of Senior Delhi Congress leader Raj Kumar Chauhan stage protest outside Rahul Gandhi's residence alleging that Chauhan is being denied a Lok Sabha ticket
Two Narcotic Smugglers Arrested in J&K's Udhampur
Two alleged narcotic smugglers were arrested after 51 kg of poppy straw and eight gram heroin were recovered from their vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district, police said Sunday.
Form Special Cell to Probe Into Terror Activity, TRS Govt Told
Senior BJP leaderBandaru Dattatraya Sunday demanded that the TRS government form a special cell for investigation into the alleged rise in terror activities following the search by the NIA at three places here in connection with an 2016 ISIS module case.
Implement Schedule V of Constitution, Demands BTP Chief
Bharatiya Tribal Party chief Chhotu Vasava on Sunday said Schedule V of the Constitution, which allows certain areas with a preponderance of tribal population to be declared as "scheduled areas", should be implemented across the country.
He said it would allow tribals to have rights to their own lands, especially when they are getting displaced in large numbers due to various projects.
Health Ministry Left With No Vaccines for Haj Pilgrims
The Health Ministry is grappling with paucity of meningitis vaccines for Haj pilgrims as the only firm manufacturing them was asked to stop production last year after contamination was detected in their oral polio vaccines.
According to sources in the Health Ministry, the only firm which manufactured the vaccines and provided it to the government, was asked to stop production of all human vaccines after type-2 polio virus contamination was detected in oral polio vaccines.
Air India Express Mulls Leasing Some Jet Airways' Boeing 737s
Air India Express, the international budget arm of Air India, is examining the possibility of leasing some Boeing 737 aircraft of grounded carrier Jet Airways, which are parked at different airports due to non-payment, through a firm decision is yet to be taken, a top company official said Sunday.
Before halting operations temporarily mid-last week due to severe cash-drought, the private carrier was forced to ground 69 planes owing to non-payment of rentals to lessors.
Suspected Jihadists Kill 10 Mali Soldiers: Security Source
At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.
"There are at least 10 dead soliders," the Malian source said.
"Yes our camp at Guire was attacked on Sunday about five in the morning." "The terrorists came out of the forest. They were on motorcycles and pick-up trucks. They burnt vehicles and took away others," said the source, who asked not to be named.
The Mali armed forces confirmed the attack on Twitter and said reinforcements were being sent to the Nara sector, about 370 kilometres (230 miles) north of the capital Bamako.
7 Devotees Killed in Stampede During Temple Ceremony in Tamil Nadu
A stampede during a local temple ceremony killed seven devotees and injured ten others near Thuraiyur, about 45 km from here, on Sunday, police said.
The tragedy occurred when hundreds of people gathered for the 'padikasu' (temple coin) distribution ceremony, held as part of annual 'Chithira Pournami' festival, at the 'Karuppasamy' (a rural deity) temple in Muthiampalayam village.
Policeman Dies in Road Accident in J-K's Baramulla
A policeman died Sunday after his motorcycle was hit by a car in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
Shafoor Ajaz Wani was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a private car at Veerwan in Baramulla, a police spokesman said.
He said Wani was injured in the accident and rushed to a hospital where he succumbed.
Man Kills Wife, 3 Children in Ghaziabad
A man killed his wife and three children in Gyan Khand, Ghaziabad.
Shlok Kumar, SP (City) Ghaziabad, said “The man told about the murder to his brother-in-law over phone. Search for the accused underway.”
Ukraine's Outgoing Leader Petro Poroshenko Concedes Defeat
Ukraine's outgoing leader Petro Poroshenko has conceded he had been soundly defeated in a run-off vote by comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and would be leaving office next month.
Fire Breaks out at Shoe Factory in Delhi's Narela
A fire broke out in the basement of a shoe factory in Narela area of Delhi on Sunday night, 11 fire tenders are present at the spot.
Army Jawan Held for 'Molesting' Minor Girl on Navyug Express
An Army jawan was on Sunday, 21 April, arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl on-board Navyug Express. Agra Police said "A Bhopal resident and his family was returning from Katra when the jawan molested his 11-year-old daughter at New Delhi Railway Station. An FIR has been registered and the Jawan has been sent to jail.