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US Ends Sanction Waivers for Iran’s Fordow Nuclear Plant: Pompeo
The United States announced Monday it will lift sanctions waivers on Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, citing the resumption of enrichment activities at the site.
Indian Oil Rolls out Winter-Grade Diesel for Ladakh
State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Sunday began supplying a special winter-grade diesel to Ladakh, solving technical issues faced in fuel supply to high-altitude regions during extreme winter conditions.
Navies of India, Qatar Begin 5-Day Joint Exercise
Navies of India and Qatar have started a five-day bilateral maritime exercise in Doha that includes surface action, air defence, maritime surveillance as well as social and sports events, an official statement said on Monday.
The inaugural edition of the bilateral maritime exercise would further strengthen the robust defence co-operation between the two countries, especially in the fight against terrorism, maritime piracy and security, the Indian Navy said.
3 Dead in Oklahoma Walmart Shooting in US
Three people were killed in a shooting early Monday at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, local media reported citing the state's highway patrol and local police. According to TNN television, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said the shooting took place outside the store and the suspect is one of those killed.
Nusrat Jahan's Health Condition Improves, Released From Hospital
Actress and TMC MP Nusrat Jahan was discharged from hospital today evening, a day after she was admitted with complains of respiratory trouble.
'Delight to Interact With Him on Various Subjects': PM After Meeting Bill Gates
After meeting Bill Gates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, saying, “Always a delight to interact with him on various subjects.”
Wonderful meeting with Mr. @BillGates. Always a delight to interact with him on various subjects. Through his innovative zeal and grassroots level work, he is passionately contributing towards making our planet a better place. pic.twitter.com/54jClhbDiL— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 18, 2019
UP STF Arrests Gangster for Extortion
Police have arrested a gangster who is accused of grabbing disputed property and allegedly involved in two shootouts, officials said.
Satpal Bhati was held by the Noida field unit of the Uttar Pradesh police special task force, which tracked him down at a toll plaza in Mathura district on Sunday night while he was returning from Hamirpur, an officer said.
Man Arrested for 'Molesting' School Girl in Gurugram
A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly molesting a school girl in Pataudi area near in Gurugram, the police said.
The incident occurred on Saturday when the 15-year-old girl was returning home from school, they said.
Dalit's Family Ends Protest After Punjab Govt Offers Rs 20 Lakh, Govt Job
The family of a Dalit man, who was forced to drink urine and died after being mercilessly thrashed, ended its protest after the Punjab government offered Rs 20 lakh compensation, a government job to his wife and free education to his three children.
BJP Leader Uma Bharti Hospitalised
Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti was hospitalised, a day after after she slipped and injured herself at an ashram near Rishikesh.
Two Workers Killed in Chemical Factory Explosion
Two workers died and four others sustained minor injuries in an explosion at a chemical factory in Hyderabad, police said.
The deceased workers hailed from Bihar, Assistant Commissioner of Police Balanagar K Purushotham said.
No Daytime Flights as Kochi Airport Work Set to Begin
The four-month-long runway re- surfacing work at Kochi Airport is set to start on Wednesday and there would be no flights from 10 am to 6 pm till 28 March 2020.
Since almost all services have already been re- scheduled between 6 pm and 10 am, the project period would see cancellation of only five services during the major runway re-surfacing period, a statement from the airport said on Monday.
Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has started the preparatory work for the project well in advance and thereby ensured the minimal cancellation of services with the co-operation of the airlines, the statement said.
Nusrat Jahan Admitted to Hospital With Respiratory Trouble
Actress and TMC MP Nusrat Jahan was admitted to a city-based private hospital after she complained of respiratory problems, a statement issued by her family said on Monday.
Police sources, however, said that Jahan, after celebrating her husband Nikhil Jain's birthday, had taken an overdose of medicine, following which her health condition deteriorated on Sunday night.
A statement released from her family said, "Nusrat was admitted to hospital due to a respiratory issue. She has a history of Asthma... "
"Jahan is at ICU, but her condition is stable. She is conscious," it said.
A senior official at the hospital, where the TMC MP is currently undergoing treatment, told PTI that Jahan's condition improved on Monday morning.
Girl Dies, Several Feared Missing as French River Bridge Collapses
A 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into the water, local authorities said.
Four people were rescued but several others were feared missing after the collapse of the bridge linking the towns of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessieres, 30 kilometres north of the city of Toulouse, the fire service and local security chief Etienne Guyot said.
Metro Trains Won't Halt at Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk: DMRC
As advised by Delhi Police, trains are not halting at Udyog Bhawan and Patel Chowk in light of the JNU protests, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Monday.
Exit and entry gates for Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat have been closed temporarily, it added.
6 Children Killed as Bridge Collapses in Bihar's Gopalganj
Six children playing under a bridge died after the bridge collapsed in Bihar’s Gopalganj, earlier today.
Top ULFA Leader Arrested on Extortion Charges
A special investigation team (SIT) of the Arunachal Police has arrested a top United Liberation Front of Assam Independent (ULFA-I) leader for allegedly extorting money from high-profile politicians, a senior officer said on Monday.
Ranjan Bikash Borgohain, a resident of Dibrugarh district in Assam, was apprehended last week on the outskirts of Guwahati by a team of officers, led by SIT Superintendent of Police Navdeep Singh Brar.
He was produced before the court the next day which remanded him in seven-day police custody, Brar said.
"Borghain claimed that he was a senior commander of the banned outfit. We have seized from his possession letters addressed to leaders of various parties with signatures of United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) deputy commander-in-chief Drishti Rajkhowa.
Unidentified Gunmen Kill Policeman in Pakistan
A Pakistani policeman was killed on Monday, 18 November, by unknown gunmen in the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.
The incident occurred on a check post on Tora Warai road in the Hangu district bordering Kurram tribal district.
4 Killed in Shooting at a Backyard Party in California
Four people were killed in shooting at a backyard party in Fresno, California, the police said.
3 of Family Killed, 8 Injured as SUV Falls Into Ditch in UP
Three members of a family were killed and eight others seriously injured when the SUV they were travelling in overturned and fell into a roadside ditch Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur, police said on Monday, 18 November.
SP Devranjan Verma said the 11 occupants of the SUV were returning from a marriage function when the accident took place on the Balrampur-Gonda Road near the jungles of Quano on Sunday night.
China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Sailed Through Taiwan Strait
China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections.
The ship, which has yet to be named, is Beijing's second carrier and will add massive firepower to its navy as it faces tensions with self-ruled Taiwan and regional neighbours around the disputed South China Sea.
Hong Kong HC Rules Emergency Law Banning Face Masks is Unconstitutional
Hong Kong’s High Court rules emergency law banning face masks is unconstitutional.
Indra Nooyi Inducted Into Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in US
Indian-American former PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for their accomplishments and positive impact on America's shared history, development and culture.
14 Killed in Road Accident in Rajasthan's Bikaner
At least 14 people were killed and 18 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in Rajasthan's Bikaner district on Monday, police said.
The bus was on its way to Jaipur from Bikaner when the incident occurred near Dungargarh area early morning.
10 Killed, 25 Injured in Collision in Rajasthan's Bikaner District
At least ten people were killed and 25 others injured in collision between a bus and truck on National Highway 11 near Shri Dungargarh in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district.
Samoa Makes Measles Vaccine Mandatory to Stop Deadly Outbreak
Samoa was finalising plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme on Monday, after declaring a state of emergency as a deadly epidemic sweeps the Pacific nation.
At least six fatalities, including five children, have been linked to the outbreak of the virus, which has also hit other island states such as Tonga and Fiji.
Fire Holds off Hong Kong Police at Protest Campus
A large fire held off an apparent police advance on the Hong Kong campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were holed up early Monday, hours after officers warned they may use "live rounds" if confronted by deadly weapons in a dangerous escalation of the near six-month crisis engulfing the city.
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