New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9.15 pm: Nation: DEL49 UP-6THLD DUBEY Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in UP: Police Kanpur (UP): Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on an isolated stretch of the highway on the outskirts of the city.
DEL69 UP-DUBEY-2NDLD HANDCUFFING Vikas Dubey's killing raises handcuffing issue vis-a-vis SC guidelines on 'inhuman' practice New Delhi: The issue of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey not being apparently handcuffed has kicked up dust after his alleged encounter killing on Friday since the Supreme Court has provided for exceptions while disapproving of the “inhuman” practice.
DEL88 UP-ENCOUNTER-POST MORTEM Gangster Vikas Dubey had 3 bullet injuries in chest, 1 in hand: Doctor Kanpur (UP): Vikas Dubey, who was shot dead by police on Friday, had received four bullet injuries, three of them in the chest, said the principal of a medical college where the gangster was brought.
BOM9 MP-SOLAR-2NDLD MODI PM bats for solar energy, says it's 'sure, pure and secure' Rewa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India has emerged as the most attractive global market for clean energy and maintained self-reliance in electricity is a key component of the Centre's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign.
DEL83 VIRUS-VACCINE-VIJAYRAGHAVAN No compromise on rigorous evaluation for vaccine candidates: Scientific Advisor VijayRaghavan New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates will go through a rigorous evaluation process that will not be compromised, the government’s Principal Scientific Advisor K VijayRaghavan said on Friday, indicating that the ICMR-Bharat Biotech vaccine is unlikely to be out by August 15.
DEL80 SINOINDIA-TALKS India, China agree on complete disengagement of troops from eastern Ladakh New Delhi: India and China on Friday held a fresh round of diplomatic talks on the border row in eastern Ladakh and reaffirmed to ensure 'complete disengagement' of the troops in the region for 'full restoration' of peace and tranquility along Line of Actual Control.
DEL77 INDOUS-RAJNATH Ladakh row figures in Rajnath's telephonic talks with US Defence Secretary New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Mark T Esper during which India's border row with China in eastern Ladakh and the overall security scenario in the region figured prominently, people familiar with the development said.
DEL55 DEF-HELICOPTERS-LD BOEING US aerospace major Boeing completes delivery of 37 military helicopters to India New Delhi: In the midst of India's tense border standoff with China, US aerospace major Boeing delivered the final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force around two weeks ago, and the entire fleet is now part of the assets deployed in key air bases along the Line of Actual Control, officials said on Friday.
DEL73 LJP-2NDLD BIHAR POLLS Chirag says holding Bihar polls during pandemic will put people at risk, JD(U) differs New Delhi/Patna: BJP ally LJP on Friday joined the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal in expressing concern over holding the Bihar assembly polls amid a spread of COVID-19 cases, with its president Chirag Paswan saying it will put people at risk and may result in a very low voter turnout.
CAL16 AR-LD LANDSLIDES 7 dead, 1 missing as landslides rock Arunachal amid incessant rain Itanagar: Seven persons were killed while one went missing in incidents of landslides in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, even as the landlocked state grappled with a series of earthfalls due to incessant rains for the last five days, officials said.
Legal: LGD24 DL-COURT-TABLIGHI-LD PLEA BARGAIN Tablighi Jamaat: Court allows 62 Malaysians,11 Saudi Arabians to walk free on fine of Rs 7k, Rs 10K New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday allowed 62 Malaysians and 11 foreigners from Saudi Arabia to walk free on payment of fine of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 each respectively, after they accepted mild charges, under the plea bargain process, related to various violations including visa norms while attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here during the COVID-19 lockdown.
LGM6 KL-HC-GOLD LD BAIL Woman wanted in gold smuggling case booked under UAPA: NIA to Kerala HC Kochi: A former woman employee of the UAE consulate, key suspect in the gold smuggling bid through diplomatic baggage, has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) informed the Kerala High Court.
Foreign: FGN41 NEPAL-NCP-2NDLD OLI Nepal's ruling communist party's meet to decide PM Oli's future deferred for a week over floods Kathmandu: A crucial meeting of Nepal's ruling communist party to decide the political future of embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli was postponed for the fourth time on Friday, citing floods in the country, amidst calls for his resignation over his style of functioning and anti-India statements. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN29 US-CHINA-XINJIANG-LD SANCTIONS US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities in Xinjiang; Beijing vows to retaliate Washington/Beijing : The US has imposed sanctions and visa restrictions on three senior Chinese officials, including the regional boss of the ruling communist party, for alleged human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province. PTI AQS AQS