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Nurse Not Infected With Wuhan Strain of Coronavirus: Indian Consulate in Jeddah
An Indian nurse working in Saudi Arabia has tested positive for coronavirus, but with a different strain from the one that has claimed 18 lives in China, the Indian Consulate in Jeddah said on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs V Muraleedharan said an Indian nurse working at Al-Hayat hospital in Saudi Arabia was tested positive for coronavirus.
Dr Tarik Al Azraqi, Chairman, Scientific Regional Infection Control Committee, Aseer Region, has confirmed that d Indian Nurse being treated at Aseer National Hospital is suffering from MERS-CoV & not 2019-NCoV (Wuhan). We request everyone to refrain from sharing incorrect info.— India in Jeddah (@CGIJeddah) January 23, 2020
Trump Invites Netanyahu to US for Peace Plan Talks
US Vice President Mike Pence on behalf of President Donald Trump on Thursday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main election rival to Washington next week to discuss Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
The White House said the talks would take place on Tuesday.
"President Trump asked me to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to the White House next week to discuss regional issues, as well as the prospect of peace here in the Holy Land", Pence said.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in J&K's Poonch
Pakistan has violated ceasefire in Gulpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu & Kashmir. More details awaited.
Jharkhand Cabinet Expansion on Friday Postponed on CM's Plea
The expansion of the Hemant Soren ministry slated for Friday has been postponed following a request of the chief minister, Raj Bhavan sources said in Ranchi on Thursday.
"The Cabinet expansion has been postponed on the request of the chief minister. A new date has not been set as the CM has to recommend another date," they said.
Soren called on Governor Droupadi Murmu and urged her to postpone Friday's programme as his mind is "grief-stricken" at the killing of seven villagers at Burugulikera by "Pathalgarhi" movement supporters.
Lt Gen YK Joshi Appointed Northern Army Commander
Lt Gen YK Joshi has been appointed as the new Northern Army Commander. He will replace Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who is superannuating on 31 January. He was awarded Vir Chakra for his role during the Kargil war In 1999.
Brazil President Bolsonaro to Arrive in India on 24 January
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will arrive in India on 24 January. Besides being the chief guest in Republic Day celebrations, he will also meet President Kovind and PM Modi, MEA said on Thursday.
Delhi HC Asks ED for Status Report in AirAsia Case
Delhi HC has asked Enforcement Directorate to file status report in connection with alleged lobbying by AirAsia India while trying to get international flying rights in violation of foreign investment norms.
UN Court Says Has Jurisdiction in Myanmar Genocide Case
International Court of Justice rules that it has jurisdiction to adjudicate on alleged violations of Genocide convention by Myanmar.
Rouse Avenue Reserves Order on Sanjay Singhal's Bail Plea
Rouse Avenue Court has reserved an order on bail plea of Sanjay Singhal, former chairman and managing director of Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd, in connection with a money laundering case. Court will pronounce its order on the bail application tomorrow, 24 January.
Fadnavis Writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray
Former CM & Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis has written to CM Uddhav Thackeray, demanding inclusion of photos of Prime Minister Modi in state government's advertisements. Letter states "not including his photographs is in violation of Supreme Court's order".
Aircraft Makes an Emergency Landing in Ghaziabad
An aircraft made an emergency landing at Eastern Peripheral Expressway near Sadarpur village in Ghaziabad today after it faced a technical problem.
European Stocks Open Lower on Virus Fears
Europe's main equity markets slid at the open on Thursday, 23 January, after earlier losses in Asia, as fears grew over the spread of a deadly new virus from China.
A 57-Year-Old Woman Was Found Dead in an Express Train
A 57-year-old woman was found dead in an express train in Malda by a fellow passenger. The woman's body was taken to the morgue at Malda Medical College and Hospital and her family members have been informed.
It appears that she died of a heart attack but the exact reason for death will be known after the post-mortem examination.
Patiala HC Judge Transferred to SC as Additional Registrar
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued a death warrant against the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on a deputation basis for one year.
Pathri Trust Moves Bombay HC Over Sai Baba Row
Sai Janmabhoomi Pathri Sansthan to approach Bombay High Court over Sai Baba birthplace controversy.
Mortal Remains of 8 Indian Tourists Being Flown Back Home From Nepal
The mortal remains of eight Indian tourists, including four minors who died of possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal, are being flown back home on Thursday, 23 January officials said.
All formalities have been completed and the bodies are being flown from Kathmandu to New Delhi, according to sources at the Indian Embassy here.
One-Way Traffic Resumes on Jammu-Srinagar NH After Two Days
One-way traffic resumed on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Thursday, 23 January after remaining suspended for the past two days due to snowfall and multiple landslides in Ramban sector, a traffic department official said.
3 Held for Suspected ISIS Links Were Involved in Spreading 'Jihadi' Idelogy
The three men with suspected links to the ISIS arrested in the district were allegedly involved in spreading 'jihadi' ideology and plotting to kill those opposed to Islamic beliefs to spread fear among the public, police said.
They allegedly had links to the ISIS and were connected to cases being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), police said.
Former Sarpanch Attempts to Sexually Assault Minor, Beaten up by Locals
A 63-year old former Sarpanch was booked on the charge of rape after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault a minor girl in Khammam district, police said on Thursday, 23 January. He was hospitalized after local residents beat him up over the act, police added.
Raj Thackeray's Son Joins Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray has been inducted into the party today.
Raj Thackeray Launches Its New Party Flag
Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena launches its new party flag, ahead of the party's day-long 'Maha adhiveshan' (mega meeting) today in Mumbai.
2 Killed, 6 Injured After Jeep Rams Into Stationary Truck in UP
A jeep rammed into a stationary truck in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district, killing two people and injuring six, police said on Thursday, 23 January.
After the accident on Wednesday, 22 January, the eight people were rushed to a government hospital where doctors declared two of them brought dead, ASP Balwant Chaudhary said.
Youth Set Ablaze in Madhya Pradesh Passes Away
Dhan Prasad Ahirwar, a youth who was set ablaze following a clash with his neighbours in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) on 16 January passed away in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital today, during treatment. A case was registered under the SC/ST Act in the matter.
Top UN Court to Rule on Myanmar Genocide Case
The UN's top court will announce Thursday, 23 January if it will allow a case accusing Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya Muslims to go ahead and if it will impose emergency measures to stop further violence.
644 Militants Surrender in Assam
A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam on Thursday, 23 January, along with 177 arms, police said.
The members of the insurgent groups -- ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF, and NLFB surrendered in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a program.
Sources: TDP Not to Attend Assembly Session Today
According to the ANI sources, Telugu Desam Party(TDP) will not attend the assembly session today to express their dissent over developments in the state's legislative council's yesterday, 22 January, over the Decentralisation Bill (for setting up of 3 capitals).
HC Notice to Punjab on Plea by Raveena, Farah; No Coercive Steps to Be Taken Against Them
Less than a month after the registration of a case against Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan for hurting religious sentiments, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday, 23 January, issued a notice of motion to Punjab and another respondent.
(Source: The Tribune)
Three Dead in Australia Water-Bombing Plane Crash
Three people are feared dead after a water bomber plane crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia. A search is underway for the aircraft which is believed to have crashed in New South Wales.
SC Says It Will Consider After 3 Months Swamy's Plea for Giving Ram Sethu National Heritage Status
Subramanian Swamy mentions before the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of his application to recognise Ram Setu as an ancient historical monument. Court asks Swamy to mention the matter after three months and asks Centre to make its stand clear by filing an affidavit.
India Slams Pakistan at United Nations
India has slammed Pakistan for "spewing venom and false narratives" of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and "obfuscates" the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body.
Rescuers Resume Search for 4 Korean Climbers on Nepal's Mount Annapurna
Rescuers took advantage of improved weather on Nepal's Mount Annapurna to press ahead with a search for four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides and have a possible location for them, officials said Wednesday, 22 January.
Nine soldiers and seven civilian rescuers were digging through ice and snow on the Annapurna trekking trail and had made progress in determining their possible whereabouts, said army spokesman Bigyan Dev Pandey.
Snow and bad weather on Tuesday, 21 January stalled the rescue operation.
JSP Chief Meets BJP President JP Nadda
Jana Sena Party(JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan met BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda at his residence. BJP and JSP have entered into an alliance in Andhra Pradesh.
Today: Shah to Address 2 Rallies in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address two public meetings in West Delhi later today.
Hyderabad Bound Indigo Flight Makes an Emergency Landing in Mumbai
An Airbus 320neo aircraft operating for IndiGo airlines as 6E 5384 had to make an emergency landing and return to Mumbai in the wee hours of Thursday, 23 January.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
Chandigarh: 3 People Murdered, 1 Injured by an Unidentified Assailant
Three people of a family murdered, one injured after being attacked by unidentified assailants in Manimajra, Chandigarh. More are details awaited.
FIR Against Mohammed Azharuddin
FIR registered against three people including former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin (file pic) for allegedly duping a travel agent, Mohammad Shadab, of more than Rs 20 lakh. An investigation is underway.
Fire Breaks out in Kolkata's Anandapur
A major fire gutted at least seven shanties in Kolkata's Anandapur area in the early hours of Thursday, 23 January, officials said.
The fire broke out around 1 am in the Bede Bustee area near Ruby Hospital, police said.
Two fire tenders doused the flames within an hour, a senior officer said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
PM Modi Pays Homage to Bal Thackeray
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Bal Thackeray on his 94th birth anniversary.
CM Kejriwal to Hold Roadshows Today
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold roadshows in Matiala and Kalkaji later today.
One Killed, Several Injured in Seattle Mass Shooting Los Angeles
At least one person was killed and five others were critically injured on Wednesday, 22 January, after gunfire broke out in downtown Seattle, near a popular tourist area, police said.
Six Injured After School Bus Collides With Cluster Bus
Six students injured after a school bus collided with a cluster bus in Naraina. Injured shifted to hospital.
Maha Deputy CM to Review Bhima Koregaon Case
Meeting underway between state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh along with other senior Police officers, in Maharashtra Secretariat on review of Bhima Koregaon cases.
RSS Worker Arrested on Charges of Hurling Bomb at a Police Picket
Police arrested Prabesh, an RSS worker on charges of hurling bombs at a police picket near RSS office in Kannur, on 21 January. He was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Fifty Flights Delayed after Fire Alarm Set off at Singapore's Changi Tower
A hoax fire alarm alert at Singapore's Changi Control Tower here, necessitating its evacuation led to a large-scale flight disruption here on Thursday with fifty departing ones getting delayed and nine arriving ones diverted.
The control tower was evacuated after a fire suppression system was activated, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
Flight operations at Changi Airport, which were disrupted just after midnight, were restored at 1.40 am after the control tower resumed operations, said Rosly Saad, director of air traffic services at CAAS.
"There was no fire," the Channel News Asia quoted Rosly as saying.
IED Blast in Imphal West
An improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred at Nagamapal RIMS road in Imphal West, early morning today. More details awaited.
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