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Fire Breaks Out at Warehouse in Greater Noida, 18 Fire Tenders at Spot

A fire has broken out in a warehouse at Kasna, Geater Noida. Around 18 fire tenders are present at the spot. No injuries have been reported.

(ANI)

Seven Dead in Mid-Air Collision in Spain's Mallorca

Seven people including two children were killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light aircraft over Spain's Mallorca island on Sunday, authorities said. The two aircraft crashed over the central town of Inca at 1:35 pm (1135 GMT), the regional Balearic Islands government said on its Twitter account.

(AFP)

Explosion in Auto Rickshaw in Bhubaneshwar

An explosion has taken place in an auto-rickshaw at BJB Nagar, Bhubaneshwar. The driver has been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. A police investigation is underway.

(ANI)

Five Naxals Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Chhattisgarh

Five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Abujmarh area of Chhattisgarh on 24 August. A security forces personnel also lost his life. Arms and ammunition have been recovered following the encounter.

(ANI)

Actor Sanjay Dutt Set to Re-Enter Politics, Join RSP

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is set to re-enter politics, according to a minister from Maharashtra. Dutt is set to join the Rashtriya Samaj Paksh (RSP) on 25 September, party founder and Cabinet minister Mahadev Jankar disclosed on Sunday.

(PTI)

7 Dead, 25 Injured After Bus Rolls Down Gorge in J&K's Rajouri District

Seven people have been killed and 25 injured after a bus rolled down a gorge in Dehra Ki Gali in Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir earlier on Sunday, 25 August.

(ANI)

JNUSU Writes to Nishank, Sisodia; Alleges Varsity Denied Registration to Dalit Students in B.Tech

The Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union on Sunday wrote to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia, demanding revocation of the varsity's alleged denial of registration to two Dalit B.Tech students in the third semester.

In the letter, outgoing JNUSU president N Sai Balaji claimed the two students were also being forced by the administration to leave the university.

The Engineering School was started in the JNU without any proper building, classrooms, labs, hostels and permanent teachers, he claimed.

(Source: PTI)

Prominent Indian-Origin Pakistani Politician BM Kutty Dies

Prominent Indian-origin Pakistani politician and human rights activist B M Kutty died on Sunday at a hospital in Karachi after a protracted illness. He was 89.

Biyyothil Mohyuddin Kutty, popularly known as BM Kutty, migrated to Pakistan from Kerala 70 years ago in 1949 when he was 19.

(Source: PTI)

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari Allocates Nearly Rs 20 Lakh for Mini-Buses for Differently-Abled DU Students

BJP MP from North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, has allocated nearly Rs 20 lakh for purchase of two mini-buses for differently-abled students following a request from the ABVP-led Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU).

(Source: PTI)

Bike Falls off Delhi's Barapullah Flyover, One Killed

A 36-year-old man died and his cousin sustained serious injuries when they fell from the Barapullah flyover in southeast Delhi while riding a two-wheeler on Saturday, 24 August evening, the police said on Sunday.

According to the police, the deceased, Rohit Makol (36), who was driving the two-wheeler with his cousin Pradeep on pillion seat, lost control and fell off the flyover.

(Source: IANS)

One Killed After Violence Broke Out During Anti-Encroachment Drive in Rajasthan

A driver of an earth-moving machine was killed and five government vehicles were vandalised by a mob during an anti-encroachment drive in Rajasthan's Nagaur district on Sunday, police said.

(Source: PTI)

US and Japan Agree on Trade Deal 'in Principle': Trump

US and Japan agree on trade deal 'in principle', AFP news agency reported quoting US President Donald Trump.

(Source: ANI)

Seven Killed, 25 Injured as Vehicle Falls Into Gorge in J&K's Rajouri

Seven people, including a minor boy, were killed while 25 more were injured when an overloaded private vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a senior official said.

“The victims were en route to the famous shrine of Sharda Sharief from Poonch when the vehicle fell into the 800-metre-deep gorge in the Thanamandi area around 1.30 pm after its driver lost control while negotiating a curve,” Rajouri District Development Commissioner (DDC) Aijaz Asad told PTI.

(Source: PTI)

Man Booked for Divorcing Wife Through 'Triple Talaq' in Rajasthan

A man was booked for pronouncing 'triple talaq' on his wife in Rajasthan's Churu district, police said.

“Zainab (40), a resident of Hyderabad has registered a case against her husband Ayub for divorcing her through 'triple talaq' on Saturday,” said Sujangarh Police Station in-charge Prithviraj.

(Source: PTI)

Baby Girl Found Abandoned on Roadside Dies at Hospital in Muzaffarnagar

The newborn girl who was found abandoned on the roadside in Muzaffarnagar morning died at the hospital, police said.

The baby girl was found in the bushes in the Charthawal area on the Mathura village road in the district, they said.

(Source: PTI)

9 Held for Immoral Trafficking in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh

Nine people, including five women from Thailand, were allegedly arrested for immoral trafficking in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a decoy customer was sent to a spa centre at Kumbha Hotel, who after striking a deal with the operators alerted police.

(Source: PTI)

Minor Girl Dies As 'Manjha' Injures Her Neck in Delhi

Delhi Police said, “A minor girl travelling on a bike with her her father in Khajuri Chowk, received injuries on her neck due to a manjha (kite thread). The victim was rushed to a hospital and declared ‘brought dead’. Case registered under section 304A of the Indian Penal Code.

(Source: PTI)

12-Yr-Old Raped by School Teacher in Kerala, Case Registered Under POCSO Act

In Kerala, a 12-year-old girl allegedly raped and impregnated by a school teacher in Thenhipalam, Malappuram district. Case registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and other relevant sections.

(Source: ANI)

White House Says Trump Regrets Not Raising Tariffs Higher

“President Donald Trump's only regret in hiking tariffs on China is that he didn't raise them higher,” his press secretary said, after the president had earlier signaled some remorse for an escalating trade war with China.

(Source: AP)

Prominent Indian-Origin Pakistani Politician BM Kutty Dies

Prominent Indian-origin Pakistani politician and human rights activist BM Kutty died in Karachi after a protracted illness.

He was 89.

Biyyothil Mohyuddin Kutty, popularly known as BM Kutty, migrated to Pakistan from Kerala 70 years ago in 1949.

Man Beaten to Death in UP's Deoria

A 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by some youths who were told not to play loud music on Janmashtami in Barhaj area of the district, Police said.

The incident took place on Saturday night in Barhaj's Patel Nagar and the victim was identified as Sumit, they said.

(Source: PTI)

IAF Chief Dhanoa to Attend Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Thailand on 26 Aug

Indian Air Force Chief and Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee BS Dhanoa will visit Thailand to attend the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference in Bangkok, from 26 August.

Chiefs of Defence of more than 33 countries are scheduled to attend the Conference.

(Source: ANI)

Two-Wheeler Collides With SUV in Maha CM's Convoy

In a security breach, a two-wheeler entered the convoy of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and collided with one of the SUVs at Shegaon in Buldhana district, around 560 kms from Mumbai, police said.

(Source: PTI)

'G7 Agrees to Help Countries Affected by Amazon Fires': Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said, “G7 agrees to help countries affected by Amazon fires as fast as possible.”

JCB Operator Dies Amid Clash Between Police & Villagers in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, a JCB operator succumbed to injuries sustained during a clash that broke out between the police and the villagers during an anti-encroachment drive in Taausar village of Nagaur district.

Dinesh Kumar Yadav, District Collector Nagaur said., “We were acting on court's direction, but the villagers were incited by a few political people, they started to pelt stones at us, the police tried to control the situation. It's very unfortunate.”

(Source: ANI)

Coimbatore Remains Under High Security Alert

High security alert continued in the district for the third day, with places of worship especially churches being brought under heightened vigil in the wake of intelligence inputs on infiltration of LeT terrorists into Tamil Nadu.

Three people taken into custody on Saturday on suspicion of being in touch with a man detained in Kerala for alleged links with terrorists were released after questioning, police said.

Hong Kong Police Fires Water Cannon at Protesters During Clashes

Hong Kong police fire water cannon at protesters for the first time during clashes.

(Source: AFP)

Man Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in Police Custody in UP

A 35-year-old man, who was arrested on the charges of theft, died under mysterious circumstances in police custody in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

Ram Avtar Pasi, 35, was arrested by a patrol team on Saturday night and he died in the custody at Inhauna outpost in the early hours of Sunday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Khyati Garg said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Men on Scooter Fall off Barapullah Flyover, 1 Dies

A man was killed and his cousin seriously injured after they fell off the Barapullah flyover here in southeast Delhi, police said.

Rohit Makol (36) and his brother Pradeep were riding a scooter when the accident occurred on Saturday evening, they said.

(Source: PTI)

Workshop for Over 100 Orthodontists From India, Nepal Held in AIIMS

A “first-of-its-kind” workshop was held in AIIMS to train more than 100 orthodontists from across the country and Nepal to provide comprehensive treatment for facial deformities in children like cleft lip.

Specialists from medical and dental fraternity, including plastic surgeons, cleft orthodontists, pediatricians, clinical geneticist and clinical psychologists, contributed as course faculty to sensitise participants about complete protocols of the cleft treatment with greater emphasis on correcting deformities of face due to poor dental alignment and unintelligible speech.

(Source: PTI)

IS Mortar Attack on Soccer Field Kills 6 in Iraq

Police in Iraq said that Islamic State militants have fired mortar rounds at a soccer field near a Shiite shrine, killing six civilians and wounding nine others.

The attack occurred late on Saturday in the village of Daquq, in Iraq's northern Kirkuk province, as people were exercising.

(Source: PTI)

North Korea Missile Launches 'Violate UN Norms': Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe said that missile launches by North Korea “clearly violate” United Nations rules.

(Source: AFP)

MP Info Commissioner Issues Notices to PWD Officials Over RTI Violation

The state information commissioner of Madhya Pradesh has issued show-cause notices to two PWD officials for allegedly denying information under the RTI Act to a retired employee on payments owed to him.

RTI applicant Shriniwas Tiwari, a senior citizen now, was posted with the Public Works Department (PWD) as a timekeeper in Rewa and retired in 2010.

(Source: PTI)

5 Killed as Vehicle Falls Into Gorge in Rajouri, J&K

Five persons were killed when an overloaded private vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

The tempo traveller, reportedly ferrying 35 people, was on the way to Sharda Sharief from Poonch when the accident took place in Thanamandi area, Rajouri District Development Commissioner Aijaz Asad told PTI.

Captured Wild Tusker Dies of Ailment at Forest Camp in Bengaluru

A wild tusker died apparently owing to a stomach ailment at a forest camp near Shivamogga.

The elephant Naganna, believed to be over 30 years old, showed symptoms of the ailment as the tusker was very slow in its movement, according to its mahout.

(Source: PTI)

After Night of Clashes, Hong Kong Braces for Fresh Rally

Protesters gathered at a sports stadium as Hong Kong braced for more anti-government rallies, a day after clashes returned to the city's streets following several days of relative calm.

Hong Kong has been gripped by three months of street demonstrations that started against a proposed extradition bill to China, but have spun out into a wider pro-democracy movement.

(Source: PTI)

Naxal Deputy Commander With Reward of Rs 8 L Held in Dantewada

In Chhattisgarh, Muchaki Budra, a naxal deputy commander, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakhs on his head surrendered before Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav.

(Source: ANI)

Committed to Complete Kartarpur Corridor, Despite Tense Ties with India: Pakistan

Pakistan is committed to complete the Kartarpur corridor project for Sikh pilgrims ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak despite the tensions in relations with India, a senior aide to the Pakistani Prime Minister said on Sunday.

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Baba Guru Nanak.

Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan in a series of tweets said that Kartarpur is a sacred place for Sikhs and is the perfect example of interfaith harmony.

Stoppage of Supplies by OMCs Doesn't Reflect on Operational Performance: Air India CMD

Responding to oil marketing companies’ (OMCs) decision to stop supplies to Air India at six airports, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said, “It is because of an overall shortage of funds but doesn't reflect on the operational performance and recent efforts of the airline.”

Bihar Schools Have Worst Student-Teacher Ratio, Followed by Delhi: HRD

Schools in Bihar have the fewest teachers per student with a pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) of 38, followed by Delhi at 35, while Sikkim has the best student-teacher ratio at four, according to HRD Ministry officials.

The Right To Education Act, 2009 in its schedule has laid down pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) for both primary and upper primary schools. At primary level, the PTR norm is 30:1 and at the upper primary level it is 35:1.

"In upper primary schools, Bihar has a PTR of 39 while Delhi has 34. In primary schools, the PTR is 38 and 35 for Bihar and Delhi, respectively," a senior HRD Ministry official said.

13 Injured in Clash Between Two Groups in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Thirteen people were injured in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar after a clash broke out between two groups over taking water from a public hand pump, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday in Sakoti village, which comes under the jurisdiction of Jhinjana police station, said Dinesh Kumar, in-charge of Chosana police outpost.

Injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital, he said.

Security Force Personnel Dies Following Naxal Encounter on Saturday

Raju, a security forces personnel has succumbed to injuries sustained in the encounter that took place with Naxals in Abujmarh area in Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

Five Naxals were killed in the encounter.

CBI Submits Inquiry Report Against Ex-Uttarakhand CM Rawat

CBI has submitted its inquiry report against former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in 2016 sting CD case in Uttarakhand High Court.

Iranian Oil Tanker Pursued by US Says It Is Going to Turkey

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the US amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it.

Meanwhile, Iran sanctioned a prominent Washington-based think tank that led criticism of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers over its alleged "economic terrorism," something the organization described as a "badge of honor."

NASA Investigating First Crime Committed in Space: Report

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said.

The astronaut's spouse Summer Worden filed a complaint earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission after learning McClain had accessed her bank account without permission, while Worden's family filed another with NASA's Office of Inspector General, according to the newspaper.

McClain's lawyer said the astronaut had done nothing wrong and accessed the bank records while aboard the ISS in order to monitor the couple's combined finances -- something she had done over the course of their relationship, the Times reported.

Kim Oversaw Test of 'Multiple Rocket Launcher': KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher," state media reported Sunday, one day after the latest in a series of short-range missile launches.

Kim said the "newly developed" system was a "great weapon," the country's official Korean Central News Agency said.

The North Korean leader said the country needed to continue to step up weapons development "for resolutely frustrating the ever-mounting military threats and pressure offensive of the hostile forces," KCNA added.

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