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Two Militants Killed, Encounter Underway Between Militants, Security Forces in Handwara

Two militants were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Guloora area of Handwara on Tuesday, 11 September, ANI reported. ANI added that search operations are underway.

HIV/AIDS Act 2017 to be Implemented from 10 September

HIV/AIDS Act, 2017 will be implemented from 10 September 2018, ANI reported quoting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

According to National Aids Control Organisation (NACO), the Act is to provide for the prevention and control of the spread of HIV/AIDS and for the protection of human rights of persons affected by the said virus and syndrome and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The law prohibits discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.

Talks Underway for Second Trump-Kim Meeting: US

The White House has said talks are underway with North Korea over the possibility of a second summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un after the North Korean leader sent a "very warm" letter, PTI reported.

The first meeting was held in Singapore in June.

"President has received the letter from Kim Jong-un. It was a very warm, very positive letter. We won't release the full letter unless the North Korean leader agrees that we should,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference on Monday.

Petrol Prices Cross Rs 90 in Parts of Maharashtra

A day after the Opposition called for a nationwide bandh across the country to protest against fuel price hike, petrol prices in parts of Maharashtra crossed the Rs 90 mark, India Today reported.

According to India Today, in Parbhani in eastern Maharashtra, petrol is being sold at Rs 90.05 per litre while diesel at Rs 77.92 per litre. In Mumbai, the price of petrol rose to Rs 88.26 per litre today while diesel is at 77.47 per litre.

Sensex Currently at 37,916.84; Nifty at 11,434.45

The benchmark Sensex on Tuesday rose 95.32 points, or 0.25 percent, to 38,017.49 in opening trade, PTI reported. According to ANI, Sensex is currently at 37,916.84 while Nifty is at 11,434.45.

Rupee Opens At 72.30 Against US Dollar

The Indian Rupee came off record low levels and opened higher at 72.30 per dollar against yesterday's close of 72.44, BloombergQuint reported.

The local unit rose as much as 0.2 percent or 17 paise to 72.2763 amid the government, expressing concern about the rupee’s decline for the first time, saying it’s considering a plan to tap its citizens overseas, a government official told BQ on Monday.

2 in Chittorgarh Held for Allegedly Smuggling Cows

Two people in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh were arrested for allegedly smuggling cows, early morning on Tuesday, 11 September, ANI reported. Police seized the vehicle in which the accused were transporting more than 50 cows. Police have sent the cows to cow shelter and a case has been registered against the accused.

Patiala Hose Court to Decide on Taking Cognizance of IRCTC Scam Case on 17 Sept

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday, 11 September fixed 17 September as the date to decide whether to take cognizance of Enforcement Directorate's chargesheet in IRCTC scam case, ANI reported. The chargeshet was filed by ED against Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, Tejaswi Yadav and others.

US Wants Pak to Co-operate in War Against Terror

The US has conveyed to Pakistan that it wants Islamabad to cooperate fully in the war against terrorism as it is a matter of "extraordinary importance" to America, President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton has said, as reported by PTI.

During his visit to Islamabad last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had pressed the new Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan "to do more" to rein in terror groups operating from the country's soil.

Dalit Medical Student Shot Dead in UP

A Dalit medical student was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mandla village in Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported.

Circle Officer Rizwan Ahmad told PTI that Rajat was killed on Monday, 10 September, when he was returning to his village from college. He was in the second year of the medical course.

The victim's amily members staged a protest by keeping the body on the road and blocking the highway demanding action against accused, police added.

Shivpal Singh Yadav to Float New Party in October: Report

After announcing plans to form a new party last month, jilted Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav will reportedly float a new front in October, CNN-News18 reported. According to Navbharat Times, Yadav’s new party will be called Samajwadi Secular Morcha.

Fire Breaks Out in a Building at Mumbai's Andheri

A fire broke out in a building in Madhu Industrial Estate at Mumbai’s Andheri East at 10 am on Monday, ANI reported. Four fire engines and four water tankers are present at the spot. No casualties have been reported yet.

Former Telangana MLA Arrested for Obtaining Passport with Fabricated Documents

TJ Reddy former-MLA from Sangareddy constituency in Telangana was arrested on Monday, 10 September for allegedly obtaining Indian passport and US visa in 2004 by submitting fabricated documents which were used for human trafficking, ANI reported.

Bangladeshi National Held at Kolkata Airport for Possessing Arms

A Bangladeshi national was arrested by Air India Duty Manager-Security at Kolkata international airport on Monday, 10 September for possession of .32 bore ammunition along with 36 rounds, ANI reported. A case has been registered and investigation is underway.

4 Kids Drown in Pond in Bihar

Four children died after drowning in a pond in Bhadora village in Bihar, ANI reported. Police present at the spot and investigation is underway.

Bus Accident Kills 10 in Telangana

A state-run NRC bus fell down a gorge in Telangana’s Kondaagattu, killing 10 people and injuring 20 others, ANI reported. All the injured have been admitted to nearby government hospitals.

UIDAI’s Aadhaar Software Hacked: Media Report

A software patch that disables critical security features of the Aadhaar database has compromised the biometric and personal data of over a billion enrolled Indians, an investigation by Huffington Post has revealed.

The patch, available for as little as Rs 2,500, allows individuals located anywhere in the world to generate the unique 12-digit Aadhaar number. This not only busts the age-old line proffered by the government of Aadhaar database being secure but more importantly raises huge national security implications.

The seriousness of the breach can be gauged from the claim that sourcing the patch is as easy as gaining access to one of the many WhatsApp groups where it is being sold. Moreover, the article says that using the patch is as simple as “installing the enrollment software on a PC.”

Watch this space for more.

At Least 20 Feared Dead in Telangana Bus Accident

Over 20 people were killed and several others were injured after a state-run road transport corporation bus overturned and fell into a valley in Telangana's Jagitial district on Tuesday morning, TNM reported.

Horrifying videos from the accident showed many people lying around lifeless. Many of the injured can be seen bleeding, even as locals rushed to the spot to help. Some reports suggest that the death toll could be above 30.

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Asaram Bapu Files mercy Plea Seeking Dilution of Life Imprisonment in Rape Case

Self-styled godman Asaram, who was convicted for raping a minor girl, has sent a mercy plea to the governor of Rajasthan seeking dilution of his life sentence, PTI reported.

On 25 April, a Jodhpur court had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago. Challenging the sentence, Asaram had moved high court on 2 July but the petition is yet to be listed for hearing.

On receipt of his mercy plea, the governor sent it to the home department seeking a detailed report on the plea.

Sensex, Nifty Extend Decline As Rupee Resumes Decline

Indian equity benchmarks extended losses dragged by heavyweights like ITC, HDFC twins, Reliance Industries and TCS. The rupee also gave up gains to trade 0.2 percent lower at 72.64 per dollar, BloombergQuint reported.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 1 percent or 385 points to 37,535 and the NSE Nifty 50 index slumped 1.04 percent or 120 points to 11,317.

At Least 20 Killed in Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

At least 20 killed in suicide bombing in eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, AP reported.

NDTV's Prannoy and Radhika Roy Receive Show Cause Notice From SEBI

Media firm NDTV's promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy have received a show cause notice from the capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for alleged violation for insider trading regulations, reported PTI.

NCDRC Asks Axis Bank to Pay Rs 50 Lakh to Customer

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has asked Axis Bank Ltd to pay over Rs 50 lakh to a customer for failing to return certain documents submitted by him while availing a loan, even after he repaid the amount.

PM Modi Marks 125th Anniversary of Vivekananda’s Speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the valedictory function of the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech through video conferencing. He said that he considers himself to be fortunate to be able to attend the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekanand’s Chicago speech.

EC Issues Show Cause Notice to AAP for Donation Discrepancies

The Election Commission has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party, asking them to explain donation discrepancies filed by the party during the financial year 2014-15. The Commission asked them to show cause as to why action shouldn't be taken against them for failure to follow its lawful directions, reported ANI.

Govt to Pay Rs 10,000 Crore to Sugarcane Farmers Till 15 Sept: UP CM

At a road inauguration programme in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said,“This year till now, our government has transferred Rs 36,000 crore to the accounts of sugarcane farmers. Rs 10,000 crore is still pending for which schemes have been introduced. Our government is trying to pay the remaining amount to the sugarcane farmers till 15 September.”

PIL in Delhi HC Against Rising Fuel Prices

A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court by a Delhi-based designer Pooja Mahajan, against the daily change in the rates of petrol and diesel in the country. The plea has sought directions to the central government to fix the price of petrol and diesel, reported PTI.

SC Notice to Bihar, CBI on Patna HC Order Banning Media From Reporting Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Bihar government and the Central Bureau of Investigation on a plea challenging a Patna High Court order, restraining the media from reporting on the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home case where several women were allegedly raped and sexually abused, reported PTI.

Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz Dies in London

Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday, 11 September in London after a prolonged illness, reported PTI quoting PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.

Kulsoom, who was under treatment at London's Harley Street Clinic since June 2014, was placed on life support earlier on Tuesday as her health deteriorated, Geo TV reported.

India, Iran, Afghanistan Hold Trilateral for the First Time

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting on Tuesday, 11 September, in Kabul during which implementation of the Chabahar port project and a host of other issues including ways to deepen counter-terror cooperation were discussed, reported PTI quoting officials.

Death Toll Rises to 52 in Telangana Bus Accident, KCR Announces Rs 5 Lakh Ex-Gratia

At least 52 people were killed and several others injured after a state-run road transport corporation bus overturned and fell into a valley in Telangana's Jagitial district on Tuesday morning. reported ANI.

“Telangana Chief Minister KC Rao has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased”, Finance Minister Etela Rajender told ANI.

Maratha Quota: Maharashtra Govt Likely to Receive Report by 15 Nov

The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday, 11 September that the State Backward Classes Commission was likely to finalise its report on the socio-economic status of the Maratha community by 15 November, reported PTI.

The commission would submit to the government its recommendations on whether the community should be granted reservation in state-aided educational institutions and workplaces, it said.

Govt to Take Strict Action Against Fugitive Economic Offenders: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

While speaking to ANI about fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, co-accused in the Punjab National Bank fraud, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Our govt has formed laws such as the Fugitive Economic Offender Bill to take strict action against fugitive economic offenders. I assure you that our government will take action against the fugitives, that process is underway”.

SC to Hear Arcelormittal's Plea Against NCLAT Order Tomorrow

The Supreme Court said it would on Wednesday, 12 September, hear a plea of ArcelorMittal challenging an NCLAT order asking it to pay by today Rs 7,000 crore to become eligible to bid for Essar Steel for which it has made an offer of Rs 42,000 crore, reported PTI.

Hyderabad Police Cracks Nizam Museum Theft, Arrests Two History-Sheeters

The Hyderabad police Tuesday cracked the Nizam Museum theft case with the arrest of two history-sheeters and recovered from them the priceless stolen antiques including a gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, reported PTI.

SC Leader's Head Skin Peeled for 'Wearing Turban' in Madhya Pradesh

The skin of the head of a Scheduled Caste leader of the BSP was peeled off allegedly by some villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, PTI reported quoting the police. Police have registered a case against three persons on Tuesday and are investigating the matter.

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: TN CM E Palaniswami Submits Papers to Release Convicts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami and Law Minister CV Shanmugam on Tuesday, 11 September, submitted papers related to the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts to the Governor at Raj Bhawan in Chennai, reported ANI.

The state government had passed a resolution to release all convicts in the case on Sunday.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz to Get Parole for Kulsoom Nawaz's Funeral

Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar will be granted parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom, PTI reported quoting a media report.

The three will be granted parole from the time of Kulsoom's funeral prayers till her burial, Geo TV reported, citing the Interior Ministry sources.

Ex-Cong MLA Arrested for Trafficking Three People to US on Fake Documents

A former Congress MLA has been arrested for allegedly trafficking three people to the United States on the basis of forged documents while holding the public representative's post in 2004, PTI reported quoting the police.

The MLA was arrested last night and produced in a local court on Tuesday which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody, they said.

UIDAI Refutes Report on Aadhaar Software Hacking, Calls It 'Incorrect' and 'Baseless'

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday dismissed reports of the Aadhaar Enrolment Software being hacked, and said the news was "completely incorrect and irresponsible”, reported ANI.

UIDAI added that it has taken full measures to ensure end-to-end security of resident data and no operator can make or update Aadhaar unless the resident himself gives his biometric.

Bhima Koregaon Case: Pune Rural Police Says 'No Report Submitted To Govt'

The Pune Rural Police has issued an official statement which states,“No fact finding committee was set up by the Maharashtra government or Special Inspector General of Police Vishwas Nangre-Patil in the Bhima Koregaon case. No report has been submitted to the state government by anyone.”

(Source: ANI)

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council Elections: EC to Electoral Officers

The Election Commission has issued an advisory to Chief Electoral Officers of all the states and Union Territories which said, “In pursuance of Supreme Court judgement, NOTA option will no longer be applicable in Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections. The column for NOTA shall not be printed in ballot papers for these elections.”

(Source: ANI)

Mehul Choksi Diverted Over Rs 3,250 Crore to Foreign Shores: ED

An Enforcement Directorate investigation has found that absconding jeweller Mehul Choksi diverted over Rs 3,250 crore funds, allegedly defrauded from a Punjab National Bank branch in Mumbai, to foreign shores and he was in business of "highly inflating" prices of precious metals sold from his outlets, reported PTI.

The businessman has rejected the charges as “baseless”.

SC Orders Demolition of Illegal Constructions in Forest Area of Aravalli Hills

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 11 September, termed as “frightening” the illegal constructions in the forest area of Aravalli hills and directed the Haryana government to demolish the unauthorised structures built there after 18 August, 1992, reported PTI.

Delhi Court Allows ED to Question Jailed UAE-Businessman in Terror-Funding Case

A Delhi court on Tuesday, 11 September, allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz an UAE-based businessman arrested by the NIA in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, reported PTI.

The court has granted two days to the ED to quiz businessman Naval Kishore Kapoor, who is currently lodged at the Tihar Central Jail.

Congress, TDP, CPI Form Alliance in Poll-Bound Telangana

Congress, TDP and CPI on Tuesday joined hands to form a grand alliance to take on the ruling TRS in Telangana in the ensuing Assembly elections, reported IANS. This is the first time in Telugu Desam Party's 35-year-old history that it is joining hands with the Congress in a state.

Washington DC Mayor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency as the East Coast awaits the arrival of Hurricane Florence, reports AFP.

Tripura Locals Trash Labourers

Four labourers were thrashed and the truck in which they were present was set ablaze by locals in Tripura’s Khowai allegedly after a biker died in collision with the truck on Tuesday, 11 September.

Head Constable Ram Avtar Shot Dead In Delhi

Head constable Ram Avtar was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Delhi’s Jaitpur area on Tuesday, 11 September night.

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