Latest News: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Maharashtra’s Palghar

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Earthquake Hits Maha's Palghar

India Meteorological Department stated, “An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Palghar, at 5:22 am, today.”

(Source: ANI)

ED Attaches Assets Worth Rs 10 Cr in K'taka Ponzi Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Friday that it has attached assets worth over Rs 10 crore of a Bengaluru-based firm in connection with an alleged 'Islamic banking or halal investment' ponzi scam case.

(Source: IANS)

Minor Girl 'Raped' in School Premises in Mumbai's Malad

In Mumbai, a minor girl was allegedly raped in her school premises in Malad. A case has been registered under section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

(Source: ANI)

3 Dead, 3 Injured in as Car Falls Down Gorge in HP

In Himachal Pradesh, three have died and three have been injured after a car rolled down a deep gorge in Tonidevi area of Hamirpur district, earlier today.

(Source: ANI)

Two Army Jawans Injured in Pak Firing Along LoC in Rajouri

Two Army personnel were injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday, officials said.

The jawans suffered minor injuries when Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on the forward posts in Keri sector in the early hours, they said.

The officials said the Indian Army retaliated to the Pakistan ceasefire violation and the exchange of firing between the two sides lasted for a brief period.

The casualties suffered by the Pakistani side in the retaliatory action was not known immediately, they said.

Woman Tries to Kell Herself in Maharashtra Mantralaya

A 32-year-old woman on Friday tried to commit suicide by jumping off the third floor of state secretariat `Mantralaya' in south Mumbai, but survived as she landed in safety net.

The incident took place in the afternoon, the police said.

The woman, who was taken into custody by the police, is resident of Ulhasnagar in neighbouring Thane district, an official said.

A safety net was installed on the second storey of the secretariat following similar suicide attempts in the past.

BJP Dy Mayor in Aurangabad Resigns, Blames Sena-led MVA Govt

The repercussions of the split in the BJP-Shiv Sena saffron alliance after the Maharashtra polls were felt in the Aurangabad civic body, which is being ruled by the two estranged allies, with BJP's Deputy Mayor of the city, Vijay Autade, resigning from his post on Friday.

Autade made the announcement about his resignation during the general body meeting of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), accusing the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of stalling a water supply scheme in the city, which was sanctioned by former CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Germany: 25 Injured in Explosion at Residential Building

At least 25 people have been injured in an explosion in eastern Germany, according to police.

A news agency quoted police spokesman Uwe Becker as saying that he couldn't rule out the number of people hurt in the explosion in Blankenburg, in the Harz mountains, being higher.

Regional public broadcaster MDR reported that the explosion happened Friday morning in a residential building. Further details weren't immediately available.

PIL Filed in SC To Hang Nirbhaya Case Convicts

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court to hang the convicts of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. The petition demanded that the reconsideration petition and the curative petition of the convicts be disposed of within a month.

(Source: ANI)

India-Maldives Sign MoUs

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid signed MoUs between the two countries.

SC Adjourns Amrapali Case to 16 December

The Supreme Court has adjourned the Amrapali real estate case to 16 December.

Govt to Administer Oath to Delhi School Boys to Behave With Girls: CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government will administer an oath to male students at all schools to behave well with girls and not indulge in crimes against women.

Addressing the FICCI women's meet, the chief minister said mothers and sisters need to talk to boys that they will not accept them at home if they do wrong to women.

Sabarimala Case: SC Grants Police Protection to 2 Women

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will constitute a larger Constitutional bench which will hear the review petitions in connection with the Sabarimala Temple matter at the earliest.

The court also granted police protection to women – Bindu Ammini and Rehana Fathima – till further hearing in the case.

"There is a judgment (allowing women entry) in the Sabarimala temple, but it is equally true that the issue has been referred to a larger bench. We do not want any violence,” CJI Bobde observed.

(Source: ANI)

SC Lists Plea on 'Discrepancies' in Lok Sabha Elections for Feb 2020

SC has listed for February 2020, the plea of two NGOs seeking probe into alleged discrepancies in 2019 Lok Sabha election. The apex court has also sought a response from the Election Commission in the matter.

(Source: PTI)

HC Asks JNU to File Affidavit Indicating Academic Details of Students Against Whom Contempt Plea Was Filed

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked JNU to file an affidavit indicating the academic details of students against whom a contempt plea was filed.

The court observed that it was “shocking” that JNU knows nothing about agitating students against whom it filed the contempt petition.

(Source: PTI)

Delhi Court Adjourns Hearing on Plea of Nirbhaya's Parents

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora on Friday adjourned the hearing on plea of Nirbhaya's parents seeking issuance of death warrant and execution of all convicts, till 18 December.

(Source: ANI)

Chile: Plane That Vanished En Route to Antarctica Found

Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said on Thursday.

Air Force General Arturo Merino said at a news conference that based on the condition of the remains, he believed it would be “practically impossible” that any survivors would be pulled from the water alive.

An international team of searchers continued the hunt, while officials on shore said they would use DNA analysis to identify the crash victims.

(Source: AFP)

US and China Near Deal That Would Suspend Planned Tariffs

The US Trump administration and China are close to finalising a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in on Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

"We're close to a deal,'' said Myron Brilliant, the US Chamber of Commerce's head of international affairs, who has been briefed by both sides.

Brilliant said the administration has agreed to suspend Trump's plans to impose tariffs on $160 billion in Chinese imports on Sunday and to reduce existing tariffs, though it wasn't clear by how much.

(Source: AP)

EU Summit Reaches Deal on Carbon Neutrality by 2050

EU leaders on Friday reached an agreement to work for carbon neutrality by 2050 — but without the agreement of coal-hungry Poland.

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