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Former MP CM Babulal Gaur Passes Away

Madhya Pradesh's former CM and BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away at Narmada Hospital in Bhopal, this morning.

Special Police Officer Killed in Encounter in J&K's Baramulla

A special police officer (SPO) was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla that had been underway since Tuesday evening. One terrorist was also gunned down during the encounter, which has now concluded.

Naleen Kumar Kateel Appointed Karnataka BJP Chief

The BJP on Tuesday appointed Lok Sabha MP Naleen Kumar Kateel, a staunch Hindutva leader, as the president of its Karnataka unit, in place of BS Yediyurappa, who is now the chief minister of the southern state.

President of Zambia accorded Guard of Honour on His Arrival in India

President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu was accorded Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan on his arrival in India. He is on a three-day visit to India.

First Cabinet Reshuffle of Yogi Government

Twenty-three MLAs take oath as ministers in the Uttar Pradesh Government, with six of them as Cabinet ministers, in the first Cabinet reshuffle of the present government.

Rajnath Singh Approves Reorganisation of Army Headquarters

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved various proposals for re-organisation of Army Headquarters. The approval has been given based on a detailed internal study conducted by the Army Headquarters.

Accused Constable in Unnao Case Moves HC

UP Police constable Amir Khan, one of the accused in the custodial death of the father of Unnao rape survivor case, has approached Delhi High Court challenging the framing of charges against him in the case.

(Source: ANI)

Building Slab Collapses in Maharashtra

A portion of the three-storey residential building collapsed in Maharashtra's Thane district.

No casualty was reported in the incident, he said.

A huge slab of the third floor of Sachdev Apartment building, located in Ulhasnagar township, crashed and fell on the floors below it around 9 pm on Tuesday, regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam told PTI

On getting information, fire brigade and civic officials rushed to the site and rescued all those residing in the ill-fated structure, he said.

Delhi HC Gives Vadra Four Weeks to File Rejoinder in Money Laundering Case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave businessman Robert Vadra four weeks to file a rejoinder to the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) reply to his petition seeking quashing of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal listed the matter for further hearing on 18 November.

Senior advocate KTS Tulsi, representing Vadra, the husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, had sought some time to file the rejoinder to ED's reply and said the documents were almost ready.

Dalits Protest Temple Demolition in Delhi

The stretch between Jhandewalan and Ramlila Maidan turned into a sea of blue as thousands of Dalits from different parts of the country took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against the recent demolition of a Ravidas Mandir in the city.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had demolished the temple on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

The protesters also asked the central government to rebuild the temple.

India, Zambia Exchange 6 MoUs as Zambian Prez Visits India

Six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were exchanged between India and Zambia, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

22 Pune Students Hospitalised After Eating Mid-Day Meal

Twenty-two students and a teacher of Rambhau Mhalgi School in Pune were admitted to Bharti Hospital when they complained of vomiting and loose-motion after consuming mid-day meal at school.

3 IAF Personnel Killed as Truck Falls into Gorge

Three Air Force personnel were killed and three others injured when a truck carrying them fell into a gorge in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday, police said.

Two of the injured are in a critical condition, they said.  Barmer District Superintendent of Police Shivraj Meena said the truck carrying eight soldiers was coming from an Air Force station in Chauhatan town when it lost balance and fell into a gorge.

He said a police team rushed the injured to a hospital in Chauhatan from where two jawans were referred to Barmer.

CBI Books Prannoy Roy, Others in New Case Against NDTV

CBI books senior journalist Prannoy Roy and others in a new case against NDTV for alleged FDI violation, PTI reported quoting officials.

Read the full story here.

Railway Ministry Bans Single Use Plastic Under 50 Microns

Ministry of Railways has directed all railway units to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material, with less than 50 microns thickness from 2 October, to minimize generation of plastic waste and its eco- friendly disposal. Strict enforcement is to be from 2 October.

(Source: ANI)

Iran Moves to Strike 4 Zeroes From Its Battered Currency, Rial

Iran’s president has sent a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of the nation’s sanctions-battered currency, the rial.

Semi-official news agencies reported the news on Wednesday, saying President Hassan Rouhani send the bill with urgency to the parliament to consider.

Iran’s rial has been hammered by the effects of increasing U.S. sanctions on the country since President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers over a year ago.

(Source: AP)

Pak Violates Ceasefire in J&K's Sunderbani, India Retaliates

Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district at about 3:45 pm, today. The Indian Army is retaliating.

(Source: ANI)

AgustaWestland Case: Delhi Court Dismisses Ratul Puri's Plea Seeking Stay on Warrant

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court dismisses businessman Ratul Puri's plea seeking stay on or cancellation of Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) issued against him in connection with AgustaWestland money laundering case.

(Source: ANI)

OFB Employees Strike as Govt Proposes Transformation into Public Sector Corporate

Amid strike by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) employees, Defence Ministry says Ordnance Factory Board products are of high cost, have poor quality issues and there is lack or minimal innovation in the factories.

Defence Ministry says the proposed transformation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) into a public sector corporate entity will improve efficiency, reduce import dependence and enhance combat efficiency of the armed forces.

(Source: ANI)

US Military Drone Shot Down Over Yemen

A US military drone was shot down over Yemen on Tuesday, according to officials.

(Source: Reuters)

'Working on Stopping India's Share of Water Flowing into Pak': Jal Shakti Minister

Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, “Beyond the Indus Water Treaty a large part of India's share of water goes to Pakistan. We're working on priority to work out how our share of water that flows to Pakistan can be diverted for use by our farmers, industries and people.”

(Source: ANI)

5th India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting Held in Kathmandu

The 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting was held between External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali in Kathmandu today.

(Source: ANI)

Indian Student Drowns in US Lake After Jumping off a Cliff

A 27-year-old Indian student has drowned after jumping off from a recreation spot into the Crater Lake in the US state of Oregon, authorities said.

Sumedh Mannar, jumped off the "Jumping Rock", a popular recreation spot at the lake on Sunday around 4:40 pm (local time) and did not resurface, Marsha McCabe, a spokeswoman for Crater Lake National Park, was quoted as saying by the Oregonian newspaper.

McCabe said the cliff Mannar, a graduate student at the Oregon State University, had jumped from was about 25 feet high.

(Source: PTI)

Terror-Funding: Court Sends Ex-J&K MLA Rashid Engineer to Judicial Custody

A Delhi court Wednesday sent former independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Rashid to judicial custody in a case related to funding of terror activities in the Valley.

Popularly known as Rashid Engineer, he was a legislator from the Langate Assembly seat in north Kashmir and is the first mainstream politician to have been arrested by the NIA in the case.

District Judge Yashwant Kumar sent Rashid to the custody for two weeks after the NIA produced him before the court on expiry of his custodial interrogation.

(Source: PTI)

Advocate Shot Dead in Bihar's Buxar

An advocate, Chitranjan Singh, was shot dead by unknown assailants in Model town, Buxar, Bihar.

(Source: ANI)

India, Zambia Sign 6 Pacts; Strengthen Cooperation in Defence, Mineral Resources

India and Zambia signed on Wednesday six agreements in key sectors such as mineral resources and defence after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held wide-ranging talks to strengthen ties.

The two leaders also deliberated upon enhancing trade and investment, as well as deepening development cooperation.

Prime Minister Modi, at a joint press statement with President Lungu, said as a reliable partner in development cooperation, India has been sharing its developmental experiences with Zambia.

(Source: PTI)

Defence Minister, IAF Chief to Visit France to Receive First Indian Rafale

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are scheduled to receive the first Rafale fighter jet manufactured by French firm Dassault Aviation for India on 20 September.

"As per plans, a large Indian contingent led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is being sent by the Central government to accept the Rafale plane in the third week of September," Defence officials told ANI.

(Source: ANI)

South Western Railway: Six Trains Cancelled and One Train Diverted

South Western Railway: Six trains cancelled and one train diverted due to due to non-interlocking work at Ballabgarh Station of Tuglakabad-Palwal section.

(Source: ANI)

Uganda, Rwanda Leaders Sign Pact Aimed at Ending Tensions

The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda in Africa have signed a pact which may end tensions between the neighbouring countries.

Entitled Leave for Army Officers Not Cut From 60 to 30 Days, Says PRO

Colonel Aman Anand, Public relations Officer, Indian Army said, “News that the entitled leave is being curtailed from 60 days to 30 days, is false and fake. It appears that the same is being spread with malicious intent.”

(Source: ANI)

India, Russia Pledge to Intensify Counterterrorism Cooperation

India and Russia on Wednesday vowed to intensify their counterterrorism cooperation and pledged mutual support to safeguard the sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference of third parties, as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Russian counterpart here.

Doval's talks with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev covered preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in early September, according to an official statement.

(Source: PTI)

Unnao Case: Delhi Court Dismisses Plea for Addition of Charges Against MLA

A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed a plea for addition of charges in the Unnao rape case against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor in 2017.

The rape survivor's mother had sought that fresh charges under sections 376(2)(f) and (k) (penetrative sexual assault by a person in a position of trust and control over the woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) be invoked against the accused.

(Source: PTI)

Ajay Kumar Appointed as the New Defence Secretary

IAS Ajay Kumar appointed as the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on 23 August.

(Source: ANI)

Rajiv Gauba Appointed as the Next Cabinet Secretary

According to government sources, “Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba appointed as next Cabinet Secretary.”

(Source: PTI)

Body of 3-Yr-Old Abducted Boy Found in HP

The body of a three-year-old boy, who was abducted a week ago from Kullu, was found in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district, police said.

(Source: PTI)

IAS Subhash Chandra Appointed as Secretary in Defence Ministry

IAS Subhash Chandra, appointed as the new Secretary (Defence Production) in the Defence Ministry.

He is presently a Special Secretary in the Department of Defence.

(Source: ANI)

Iraq Probe: Drone Strike Caused Explosion at Baghdad Base

A drone strike caused a massive explosion last week at a munitions depot run by an Iranian-backed militia near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, according to an Iraqi government report obtained Wednesday.

The document shows that a government investigation concluded a drone had set off the blast.

The finding deepens the question of who is behind a string of at least three mysterious explosions that have hit militia bases in Iraq over the past month.

(Source: AP)

Labour Ministry Plans to Set up Office in J&K: Gangwar

The Union Labour Ministry plans to set up its office in Jammu-Kashmir to serve Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh regions, Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said on Wednedsay.

Speaking to reporters here, the union minister said it was not there earlier in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh.

"Now, we will open our office there," he said.

The minister said he sought the cooperation of Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, who was sitting next to him, in the effort.

(Source: PTI)

IAF's Abhinandan Varthaman Starts Flying Mig 21

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, has started flying MiG 21 jet again.

Varthaman returned to the fighter cockpit, nearly six months after sustaining injuries while ejecting from a fighter plane during an aerial combat between India and Pakistan on February 27.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Man Killed as Speeding Cluster Bus Hits His Scooter

A 20-year-old man was killed allegedly after a speeding cluster bus hit his scooter at Shahjahan Road here, police said on Wednesday. Aman Kumar, a resident of Delhi's Khan Market, died in the accident which took place on Monday evening, they said.

The cluster bus was coming from India Gate on the Shahjahan Road when it hit Kumar who was riding the scooter, police said. According to police, Kumar was taken to a nearby hospital by a passerby in a car. Kumar succumbed during treatment, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Slams Danish PM's 'Nasty' Rejection of Greenland Deal

US President Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at Denmark's premier in a row over his desire to buy Greenland, saying her blunt refusal to consider any negotiation was "nasty."

Speaking after he scrapped plans to visit Copenhagen next month, Trump told reporters he had taken offence at Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's description of any such deal as "absurd." "It was not a nice way of doing it. She could have just said no, we'd rather not do it," Trump said.

"She's not talking to me, she's talking to the United States of America."

(Source: AFP)

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