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18 Killed in Rain-Related Incidents in UP

At least 18 people have died due to rain-related incidents including lightning and drowning in Uttar Pradesh, official sources said on Tuesday.

The deaths took place since Monday night, according to an official release issued in Lucknow.

(Source: PTI)

Homeless Woman Gang-raped by 2 Men Near Indraprastha Park

A 20-year-old homeless woman was allegedly raped by two men near the Indraprastha Park in South Delhi, police said.

The woman was spotted by passersby on Sunday night, wandering with torn clothes, and they reported the matter to the police, they said.

(Source: PTI)

NDRF Conducts Rescue Op In MP's Bhind District

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) today conducted rescue operation in flood-affected Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh.

5 Inmates of Indore Juvenile Detention Centre Escape, Search Underway

At least five inmates of Juvenile Detention Centre in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore escaped today; search and investigation is underway, reports ANI.

Pakistan Unleashes 'Unprecedented' Firing Along IB in Jammu: BSF

Pakistani forces have unleashed "unprecedented" cross-border firing along the Indo-Pak border in Samba sector of Jammu, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Tuesday.

It said the border guarding force mounted an "adequate retaliation" after Pakistan opened fire in the evening hours.

The unprovoked firing from across the border was done by small arms on BSF domination areas in the Samba sector, it said.

"No loss or damage to property has been reported on the Indian side," it said.

(Source: PTI)

Pompeo Heading to Saudi Arabia over Iran Tensions: Mike Pence

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel on Tuesday to Saudi Arabia after its oil infrastructure was struck in an attack blamed on Iran, Vice President Mike Pence said.

"The secretary of state is travelling to Saudi Arabia today to discuss our response," Pence said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation.

(Source: AFP)

44-Year-Old Businessman Shot Dead in Delhi's Jyoti Nagar

A 44-year-old businessman was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified bike-borne assailants after a scuffle broke out between them in northeast Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area, police said on Tuesday.

The victim, identified as Rajul Gupta, owned an electronic goods showroom in Jyoti Nagar.

The incident took place outside his house on Monday night when Gupta was returning home after work, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Indo-US Relations on Upward Trajectory: EAM S Jaishankar

Indo-US relations have been on an upward trajectory and they are in a very good health, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday.

Addressing the 100-day press conference of the Ministry of External Affairs, he said the "trajectory" of the relationship between India and the US has been "upwards" amid various administrations in Washington, be it Bush, Obama and now Trump.

Responding to a question on commerce, he said the trade problem between the two countries is "normal".

"As relationship grows, there will be problems ... the only way you don't have trade problems is when you do not trade," he said referring to the trade relations between the two nations.

(Source: PTI)

US Singles out Iran, Readies Response to Saudi Oil Attacks

The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to blame, fanning new fears of conflict in the Gulf region.

Trump said he was ready to help key ally Saudi Arabia counter the weekend drone attacks, which triggered a record leap in global oil prices, but would await a "definitive" determination on who was responsible.

"We have a lot of options," the US leader told reporters, saying there was no rush to react and that talks with allies would come first.

(Source: AFP)

Asia Development Bank President to Step Down

The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said on Tuesday.

Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao's successor.

Aso said the government planned to recommend Masatsugu Asakawa, a former vice finance minister, as Tokyo's choice as "best qualified" for the job.

(Source: AP)

12-Year-Old Boy Accused of Killing Tuition Teacher in Mumbai

A 12-year-old boy allegedly stabbed his tuition teacher to death following a spat between her and his mother in suburban Govandi of Maharashtra.

The incident took place in Shivajinagar area on Monday evening, the police said. The victim was identified as Ayesha Aslam Husuyae (30).

Ayesha gave tuition to the boy at her house, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

Ponzi Scam: ED Attaches Assets Worth Rs 278 Crore of Telangana-Based Firm

The ED on Tuesday said it has attached assets worth Rs 278 crore in connection with its money laundering probe in an alleged ponzi scam involving a Telangana-based multi-level marketing group.

In a statement, the agency said residential plots, apartments, farm houses and commercial buildings located in Delhi and Noida and bank deposits in the accounts of Pawan Malhan and Anita Malhan, the main promoters of the firm EBIZ.COM Pvt Ltd, their family members and associates have been attached as part of a provisional order issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

(Source: PTI)

Coimbatore Double Murder Case: SC Stays Execution of Death Row Convict till 16 Oct

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed till 16 October the execution of a death row convict who was scheduled to be hanged on 20 September after his capital punishment was confirmed by the apex court last month in a rape and double murder case in Coimbatore nine years ago.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice RF Nariman stayed the execution of Manoharan while hearing the plea seeking review of the apex court's 1 August verdict.

(Source: PTI)

CBI Sets up a Special Team to Trace Ex-Kolkata Top Cop Rajeev Kumar

The CBI has set up a special team to trace former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, reports PTI quoting sources.

DK Shivakumar Approaches Delhi HC Seeking Copy of His Statements Recorded by ED

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar has approached Delhi High Court seeking copy of his statements recorded by Enforcement Directorate under Section 50 of PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), in a money laundering case.

(Source: ANI)

Rail Panel Case: Calcutta HC Extends Interim Protection from Arrest to Mukul Roy till 8 Nov 8

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership till 8 November.

A division bench comprising justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta adjourned the hearing of Roy's plea till 5 November on a prayer by the West Bengal government.

Appearing for the state, public prosecutor Saswata Mukherjee told the court that the police have collected documents and materials relevant to the case and need time to verify these.

The division bench then said it will hear the matter after the Durga Puja vacation on 5 November and extended interim protection from arrest to Roy till 8 November.

(Source: PTI)

24 Killed in Blast Near Afghanistan President's Election Rally

At least 24 killed in a blast near Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's election rally in central Parwan province, according to a health official.

(Source: TOLO News)

State of Maharashtra Files Caveat Before SC In Respect of Judgment of Bombay HC In Gautam Navlakha Case

The state of Maharashtra has filed a caveat before the Supreme Court today in respect of the judgment of the Bombay High Court in case of activist Gautam Navlakha.

(Source: ANI)

Blasts Reported Close to Prez Ghani's Campaign Gathering in Parwan

Blasts have been reported close to Afghan President Ghani’s campaign gathering in the northern province of Parwan. There are no reports of casualties yet.

(Source: Tolo News)

Delhi HC Transfers All Cases Pertaining to 2G Spectrum Case to Special Judge Kuhar

Delhi High Court transfers all cases pertaining to 2G spectrum case from District and Sessions Judge-cum-Special Judge, OP Saini to Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, as judge Saini is retiring at the end of this month.

(Source: ANI)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Launch Three Naval Projects

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to launch three naval projects, including the commissioning of second Scorpene submarine INS Khanderi, launch of first P-17A warship Nilgiri, and inauguration of Aircraft Cartier Drydock, in Mumbai on 28 September.

(Source: ANI)

SC Judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar Recuses from Hearing Plea of Disqualified Karnataka MLAs

Supreme Court judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar on Tuesday recused himself from hearing petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of Karnataka challenging the decision of the then Speaker to disqualify them from the Assembly.

"In this matter, I am not participating" Justice Shantanagoudar, who was part of a three-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, said at the outset.

The bench has now posted the matter for hearing on 23 September.

(Source: PTI)

Iran Supreme Leader Rules out Negotiations with US

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday ruled out negotiations with the US, as tensions mount between the arch-foes after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil installations.

"The policy of 'maximum pressure' against the Iranian nation is worthless and all Islamic Republic of Iran officials unanimously believe there will be no negotiations with the US at any level," he said, quoted on his official website.

(Source: AFP)

CBI Files Application in Court, Seeks to Interrogate Christian Michel in Tihar Jail

CBI has filed an application in Rouse Avenue Court, seeking permission to interrogate AgustaWestland deal alleged middleman Christian Michel in Tihar Jail. CBI has also sought specimen of his signature and handwriting for probe.

Hearing on this application will be held on 20 September. Christian Michel will also be produced in the court on 20 September.

(Source: ANI)

Chandrababu Naidu Demands CBI Investigation Into Suicide of Former AP Speaker

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief and former Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged suicide of former Andhra Pradesh Speaker, Kodela Siva Prasada Rao.

(Source: ANI)

Six BSP MLAs Give Letter to Raj Assembly Speaker to Merge Legislative Party with Cong

In a politically significant development in Rajasthan, all six Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs have given a letter to the state assembly speaker to merge the legislative party with the Congress.

"The BSP MLAs met me and handed their letter about this," Speaker C P Joshi told PTI on Monday night.

MLAs Rajendra Singh Gudha, Jogendra Singh Awana, Wajib Ali, Lakhan Singh Meena, Sandeep Yadav and Deepchand said they were merging their legislative party with the Congress.

"All the six BSP MLAs were in constant touch with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and today (Monday) they have came into the fold of the Congress," a Congress leader said.

(Source: PTI)

Israelis Vote in Repeat Election Centered on PM Netanyahu

Israelis were voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power.

Against the prospect of a likely indictment on corruption charges, Netanyahu is seeking a fifth term in office.

He faces a stiff challenge from retired military chief Benny Gantz, whose centrist Blue and White party is running even with Netanyahu's Likud. Both parties could struggle to form a majority coalition with smaller allies, though, forcing them into a potential unity government.

(Source: AP)

Former Bombay HC Judge Bhimrao N. Naik Passes Away

Former Bombay High Court Judge, Justice Bhimrao N. Naik passed away on Monday, 16 September. He was 79.

(Source: Bar & Bench)

Indian-American Troops Train Together at Joint Base in USA

Indian and American troops training together under Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019 at Joint Base Lewis, McChord, in USA. The troops are practising for joint counter terrorist operations, as part of their drills.

(Source: ANI)

UAV Rustom 2 Crashes During Test Flight

A DRDO UAV Rustom 2 failed and crashed during its test flight at an open Field in Chitradurga District on Tuesday morning.

Delhi Businessman Shot Dead by Bike-Borne Assailants

A businessman named Rajul was allegedly shot dead by three bike-borne assailants in Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar area on Monday night.

(Source: ANI)

South Korea Confirms First Swine Fever Outbreak

South Korea on Tuesday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from China to North Korea, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

Five pigs found dead at a farm in Paju, a city near the inter-Korean border, were confirmed to have been infected with the virus, an official with Seoul's agriculture ministry told AFP.

"At this point, it's too early to confirm if the case stemmed from the North," the official added.

Seoul's agriculture minister Kim Hyun-soo said 3,950 pigs from three farms in Paju were to be culled.

(Source: AFP)

It Looks Like Iran Hit Saudis, No Military Option Yet: Trump

President Donald Trump declared it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key US Mideast ally.

(Source: AP)

Bermuda to Face Lashing From Hurricane Humberto

The US National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week.

The center in Miami said that Humberto had strengthened and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

(Source: AP)

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