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Mistaken for a Thief, Dalit Man Set Afire in UP

A 28-year-old Dalit man sustained injuries after some people mistook him for a thief and allegedly tried to burn him alive when he entered a house to avoid stray dogs in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, police said.

The victim, Sujit Kumar, was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable, they said, adding that two of the four accused named in the FIR had been arrested.

(Source: PTI)

Lightning Kills Elderly Woman, Injures 3 Others

A 70-year-old woman died and three others got injured in a lightning strike at Alampur village in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Reliance Industries Q1 Net Rises 6.8%; Consumer Businesses Contribute a Third of Pre-Tax Profits

Reliance Industries has reported 6.8 percent rise in Q1 net profit at Rs 10,104 cr; revenue rises 22.1 pc to Rs 1,72,956 cr.

Net profit in April-June stood at Rs 10,104 crore while consolidated revenue rose to a record Rs 1,72,956 crore.

(Source: PTI)

Attack Blamed on Al-Qaida Kills 5 Police: Yemeni Officials

Security officials say gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing at least five policemen and wounding three.

(Source: PTI)

DGCA Gives 3 Months Suspension to Air Asia Pilot for Sending 'Hijack Code'

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended Air Asia India pilot Ravi Raj's license for 3 months for erroneously sending ‘hijack code’ on Delhi-Srinagar flight on 9 June.

(Source: ANI)

Bomb Explosion in Nepal Kills Maoist Cadre; Injures 4 Others

A cadre of an outlawed Maoist faction in Nepal was killed and four others, including an Indian national, were injured when a bomb he was carrying in a tiffin box accidently exploded in country's far west, police said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Dead, 1 Injured in Road Accident in Maha's Akola

Two persons were killed and one seriously injured after the two-wheeler they were riding on was hit by an unidentified vehicle in Akola in Maharashtra, police said.

(Source: PTI)

IAF Team Nabs Man Who Entered Hindon Air Base

In Ghaziabad, a team of Indian Air Force arrested one person named Mukesh after he entered a restricted area of Hindon Air Base. He was later handed over to police. Rakesh Mishra, Circle Office Sahibabad, says, “Case registered. Investigation is underway.”

(Source: ANI)

8 Children Dead in Bihar's Navada After Lightning Struck Tree

8 children died in Navada's Dhanpur village after thunder light falls on a tree, kids were playing under the tree. Many children reportedly injured in this incident.

(Source: News18)

Pak's Anti-Graft Body Files New Case Against Ex-Pres Zardari

Pakistan's anti-graft body, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a new case of corruption against former president Asif Ali Zardari for allegedly being involved in transfer of billions of rupees to a company, co-owned by him and his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, through fake bank accounts.

(Source: PTI)

Defamation Complaint Filed Against TMC MP Mahua Moitra

A criminal complaint was filed in a court here against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra by Zee Media Corporation Ltd, accusing her of defaming the news channel.

(Source: PTI)

4 Killed in Ethiopia Protests

Four killed in protests over breakaway region of Ethiopia, a local hospital stated.

(Source: AFP)

Surendra Singh Granted Bail After Contentious Remarks Against Kamal Nath

In Bhopal, former BJP MLA Surendra Nath Singh who was arrested by police over his reported statement 'Blood will flow on the streets, and that blood will be of Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh CM),’ has been granted bail by a local court.

(Source: ANI)

IndiGo Discusses a Range of Issues Amidst Promoters' Brawl

Amid promoters' spat, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said, “IndiGo board is discussing a range of issues and the board meeting will continue on Saturday.”

(Source: PTI)

Pak Suffers Over USD 50 Million Losses Due to Airspace Closure Post-Balakot Strikes

Pakistan suffered a whopping USD 50 million loss after it closed its airspace with India for nearly five months following the Balakot air strikes in February, according to the country's aviation minister, who underlined that Islamabad's action hit New Delhi "harder."

(Source: PTI)

Amit Shah Appoints 3 Election Officers for BJP's Organization Polls

BJP President Amit Shah has appointed party MPs Radhamohan Singh, Hansraj Ahir, Vinod Sonkar and CT Ravi as election officers for BJP's upcoming organization polls.

(Source: ANI)

CRPF Constable Killed, 2 Others Injured After College Student Rams Car Into Their Vehicle

A CRPF constable was killed and two were injured when a college student rammed his Mercedes into their car after jumping a red light in south Delhi's Greater Kailash 1, police said.

(Source: PTI)

3 Arrested for Physically Abusing Minor at Dal Lake

Three men were arrested in connection with the alleged physical abuse of a girl in a houseboat on the Dal Lake in Hazratbal in Srinagar, police said.

(Source: PTI)

HC Issues Notice to Modi on Petition Challenging Election From Varanasi

The Allahabad High Court Friday issued notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition challenging his election from Varanasi parliamentary constituency.

Justice MK Gupta fixed 21 August for hearing of the case.

(Source: PTI)

Interim Protection Granted to Aditya Pancholi Till 3 August

Mumbai's Dindoshi Sessions Court granted interim protection to actor Aditya Pancholi till 3 August in a rape case filed against him.

(Source: ANI)

Infosys Co-Founder Narayana Murthy Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Royal Holloway University

IT veteran and Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his contribution to the field of computer science.

(Source: PTI)

Protestors Block J&K Highway Over 'Missing' Man

Protestors demanding to know the whereabouts of a man who went missing from Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district earlier this month blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban's Banihal belt, officials said.

(Source: PTI)

At Least 17 Injured at UK 'Car Cruise' Event

British police say 17 people have been injured in a crash at a ‘car cruise’ event.

Police said that it appears there were no fatalities in the accident Thursday night.

(Source: AP)

Huge Blast in Central China Rocks Gas Plant

Huge blast rocks gas plant in central China, casualties unknown, the state media reported.

(Source: AFP)

Strong Quake of 5.1 Magnitude Hits Athens in Greece

A strong earthquake of 5.1 magnitude has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets.

(Source: AP)

Actor Ajaz Khan Sent to Police Custody Over Objectionable Video

Mumbai Police said, “Actor Ajaz Khan has been sent to police custody till tomorrow. A case was registered against him for creating/uploading videos with objectionable content promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, and creating hatred among public at large.”

(Source: ANI)

Upender Rawat is India's New Republic of Panama Ambassador

Upender Singh Rawat has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Panama.

(Source: ANI)

Sanjeev Singla is India's New Israel Ambassador

Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Israel.

(Source: ANI)

Dalit Man Lynched by a Mob in Alwar

A mob has lynched Dalit in Alwar, Rajasthan after a road accident, as reported by News18.

BJD Writes to CEO Demanding Deployment of CCTVs For Polls on 20 July

BJD has written to Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha, demanding deployment of security,web-casting, CCTVs etc, in enclosed sensitive booth in Patkura, where polls will be held on 20 July; letter states 'BJP is likely to capture booths and resort to violence to terrorise the voters.'

(Source: ANI)

Gibraltar Court Extends Detention of Iran Tanker for 30 Days

Gibraltar's Supreme Court has ruled that a seized Iranian tanker suspected of breaching sanctions by shipping oil to Syria can be detained for 30 more days, the British territory's attorney general said.

(Source: PTI)

2 Motorcycle-Borne Men Die in Accident on J&K Highway

Two men were killed when their motorcycle was hit by a truck in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Bharat Bhushan, 27, and Gurlal Singh, 28, both residents of Haryana, were travelling on the motorcycle when they were hit by the truck coming from the opposite direction at Gund on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, a police official said.

(Source: PTI)

5.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Arunachal Pradesh

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter Scale hit Arunachal Pradesh. Tremors also felt in Assam.

(Source: ANI)

Undertrial Escapes From Police Custody in Muzaffarnagar

An undertrial escaped from the police custody in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district while he was being taken to Dehradun from Delhi for a court hearing, police said.

Nitin Nagpal was allegedly involved a cheating case and was arrested from east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar, a police officer said.

(Source: PTI)

OYO Founder to Buy Back Company's Shares Worth $2 Bn

OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal will be buying back the company's shares worth $2 billion, a statement said on Friday.

(Source: PTI)

PSO of PDP Leader Shot Dead in J&K's Anantnag

The personal security officer (PSO) of a People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader has been shot dead in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

(Source: ANI)

Russian Plane Evacuated Due to 'Smell', 2 Hospitalised

Two people were hospitalised on Friday after an Armenia-bound plane was evacuated in Moscow following a strange smell and smoke in the cabin, the airline and airport officials said.

The early morning flight operated by Russia's Nordwind Airlines had to be aborted during takeoff after a "foreign smell" on board the Boeing 737, the company said.

(Source: AFP)

GOM Constituted to Work for the Sale of Air India

A GOM (group of ministers) has been reconstituted to resolve Air India disinvestment issues, according to government sources. Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Hardeep Singh Puri and Amit Shah are in the panel which will work for sale of Air India. A notification will be issued shortly.

(Source: ANI)

Centre, Assam Govt Urge SC to Extend NRC Deadline

The Centre and the Assam government have requested the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for final NRC for 20 percent sample verification of draft NRC data in border districts, reports The Times of India.

Both the central and the state governments reportedly said that there is a growing perception that lakhs of illegal migrants have been included in the NRC in collusion with local NRC officials.

At Least 9 Children Dead, 16 Hurt in Philippines Truck Crash

Philippine police say at least 9 mostly grade school students died and 16 others were injured when the truck they were riding on lost control on a downhill road, flipped on its side and pinned some of the victims.

Police investigator Nelson Saquibal says several of the injured, including the driver, were brought to a hospital after the accident in Boljoon town in central Cebu province. The students from two village schools were to attend a cultural, health and sports festival in the town center.

(Source: AP)

5 Arrested, 150 Kg Heroin Worth Rs 600 Crore Seized in Delhi

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested five persons, including two Afghan chemical experts, and seized around 150 kgs of Afghan-origin heroin worth Rs 600 crore in international market.

(Source: ANI)

Man Self-Immolates Near Japan Embassy Amid Seoul-Tokyo Spat

South Korean police say a man has set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul amid rising trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo.

Police say the man in his 70s ignited a fire inside his car parked in front of a building where the Japanese Embassy is housed on Friday.

(Source: AP)

6 Injured After Gas Explosion Destroys New Zealand Home

Six people have been injured and dozens of homes evacuated in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after a huge gas explosion destroyed one home and damaged others.

Authorities have confirmed it was a gas explosion although say they're still investigating the cause.

(Source: AP)

2 Killed, 10 Injured in an Explosion Near Kabul University

At least two people were killed and ten others wounded in an explosion near Kabul University, the Public Health Ministry's spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said in a tweet.

(Source: TOLO News)

Rupee Opens Higher at 68.77 Against the Dollar

The Indian rupee opened higher against the US dollar on Friday. The home currency appreciated as much as 0.28 percent to 68.77 against the greenback.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Two Persons Beaten to Death on Suspicion of Cattle Theft in Bihar

Two people were beaten to death by locals on suspicion of cattle theft in Bihar’s Baniyapur. The bodies have been sent for postmortem. Further investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Turkey Launches Air Strike on Iraqi Kurdistan After Diplomat Killed

Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country's defence minister said.

The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead Wednesday in the local capital Arbil. Police sources said two other people were also killed.

(Source: AFP)

US Crude Rises by Over $1 After Downing Iranian Drone

US crude rises by more than 1 dollar after downing of Iranian drone by US Navy in middle east.

(Source: Reuters)

ED Arrests IMA Ponzi Scam Accused Mansoor Khan

Mansoor Khan, an accused in IMA Ponzi scam was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate earlier today at New Delhi Airport, according to reports.

SIT Locates Mansoor Khan, to Be Arrested in Delhi

IMA founder Mansoor Khan has been brought back to Delhi after an SIT team located him in Dubai. He will be arrested soon in Delhi.

“An SIT team located IMA founder-owner Mohd Mansoor Khan in Dubai, through its sources and persuaded him to come back to India & submit himself before law. Accordingly he has travelled Dubai to New Delhi. SIT officers are in Delhi to secure and arrest him,” said SIT chief Ravikanthe Gowda

(Source: ANI)

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