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US Slaps New Duties on Steel from Mexico & China

The United States announced fresh duties on some Mexican and Chinese steel goods saying those countries helped their manufacturers with unfair subsidies.

The decision comes two months after President Donald Trump agreed to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada after the three nations agreed on a revised North American free trade pact.

(Source: PTI)

10th Standard Student Found Dead in Hostel's Bathroom

In Andhra Pradesh, a 10th standard student was found lying on floor of the bathroom in her hostel in Pamarru, Krishna district, yesterday. She was later declared dead when brought to the hospital. Case has been registered, and investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

22 Children Hospitalised, 6 Dead in Gaya Since 2 July Due to AES

In Bihar, 22 children have been admitted, 6 died at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya, since 2 July. Medical Superintendent said, “It is being told that this might be the case of AES but it is yet to be confirmed, reports are awaited; it will be ascertained after that.”

(Source: ANI)

Trump Hits out at May After Leak of Damning Cables

Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on on outgoing British premier Theresa May, following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

London has been scrambling to stem the damage caused by the weekend release of confidential telegrams in which its envoy to Washington, Kim Darroch, described the US leader as "inept" and his White House as "uniquely dysfunctional."

(Source: Twitter)

One Naxal Killed in Encounter With DRG in Chhattisgarh

In Chhattisgarh, one naxal has been killed in an encounter with District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Dabbakonta, Sukma. One INSAS rifle also recovered. More details awaited.

STF, District Reserve Guard and Cobra Battalion are jointly conducting search operation in Dabbakonta, Sukma.

(Source: ANI)

Mumbai Police Registers FIR Against People for TikTok Video Related to Jharkhand Mob Lynching

Mumbai Police cyber cell has registered an FIR against a group of people allegedly circulating a video on TikTok, related to mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. Matter is being investigated. TikTok has removed the video and suspended the accounts of the group of people.

(Source: ANI)

Two 12-Yr-Old Children Dead After Falling in a Pit in Thane

In Maharashtra, two 12-year-old children died after drowning in a pit filled with water, last evening in Balyani area near Titwala in Thane. Further investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

Indian Visitor in US Extradited to Germany for Raping Minor

An Indian national in the US has been extradited to Germany after it emerged that he was wanted in the European nation for allegedly raping a minor.

Identified with his single name Talwar, he lawfully entered into the US as a visitor, with authorisation to remain until 6 October 2019, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement.

(Source: PTI)

UP ATS Team Nabs Couple in MP with Fake Identification Papers, Naxal Literature

In Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh ATS team has arrested a couple from Bhopa with fake identification papers and in possession of Naxal literature; Couple taken on transit remand to Lucknow.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi Arrives in Delhi for BJP Parliamentary Meet

In Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library Building.

(Source: ANI)

Security Beefed Up Ahead of VHP's Shobha Yatra in Delhi

Security heightened in Hauz Qazi ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Shobha Yatra in Delhi today.

Teenager Raped by Father in UP

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in Banda, the police said.

The girl registered an FIR on Monday alleging that she was beaten and raped by her father, they said.

(Source: PTI)

20 Bodies Recovered, 3 Still Missing in Tiware Dam Breach

In Maharashtra, search operation at Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri, by NDRF, enters seventh day. So far 20 bodies have been recovered, 3 are still missing.

(Source: ANI)

Air India Dismisses Claims of Disallowing Passengers to Carry Zamzam Cans

Air India said, “With reference to instructions regarding non carriage of Zamzam cans, on AI966 and AI964, we wish to clarify that passengers are allowed to carry Zamzam cans within their permissible baggage allowance.”
(Source: ANI)

Student Dies After Falling From Classroom in West Bengal

A class 9 student died and his batchmate was seriously injured after they fell through an open window of their classroom on the second floor of the school building at Fulbari near Siliguri, police said.

(Source: PTI)

Plea in HC Against Linking Aadhaar to UAN to Avail PF, Pension

A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing pension and provident fund benefits.

(Source: PTI)

Will Look Into Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Issue: SC

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter mentioned by one of the plaintiffs, Gopal Singh Visharad at the Supreme Court today, for an early hearing into the matter. Court said, we will look into the matter.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, asked him to file the necessary application for considering the case to be heard by it.

(Source: ANI)

Anna Hazare Appeared as a Witness in Murder Case of Activist Nimbalkar

Anna Hazare appeared before Special CBI court as a witness in murder case of political activist Pawan Raje Nimbalkar. Ex NCP MP from Osmanabad, Padamsinh Patil is an accused in this case. Statement of Anna Hazare is being recorded. Padmsinh Patil was also present.

(Source: ANI)

SC Refuses Relief top Saravana Bhavan Owner, Seeks More Time for Him to Surrender

Supreme Court has refused to grant relief to Saravana Bhavan owner, P Rajagopal, seeking a direction for more time to surrender in a 2001 murder case.

(Source: ANI)

Drone Surveillance, CCTV Cameras, Anti-Riot Teams in Hauz Qazi

DCP Central, MS Randhawa in Delhi's Hauz Qazi said “Security deployment on rooftops, drone surveillance is being carried out, CCTV cameras installed and anti-riot teams also present in the area.”

(Source: ANI)

Delhi HC Seeks Quashing of Look Out Circular Against Ex-Jet Chairman Naresh Goyal

Delhi High Court has issued notice to centre over former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal's plea seeking quashing of Look out Circular issued against him.

Court has refused to stay the Look out Circular. Court has asked respondents to file the reply by next date of hearing 19 August.

(Source: ANI)

Plea in HC Seeks Cancellation of AIMIM MP Jaleel's Election

A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the election of AIMIM's Imtiaz Jaleel to the Lok Sabha from Aurangabad.

(Source: PTI)

SC Refuses to Interfere with 2011 Madars HC Order in gift Case Against Jayalalithaa

The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with 2011 Madras HC order quashing gift case against J Jayalalithaa and others.

(Source: PTI)

CBI Conducts Searches at 110 Places Across 19 States/UTs

CBI is conducting searches at around 110 places across 19 States/ Union Territories. CBI has registered around 30 separate cases relating to corruption, criminal misconduct, arms smuggling etc.

It is conducting searches in Delhi, Bharatpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Pune, Jaipur, Goa, Kanpur, Raipur, Hyderabad, Madurai, Kolkata, Rourkela, Ranchi, Bokaro, Lucknow, and other places in UP, U'khand, Odisha, HP, Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, K'taka, Bihar.

(Source: ANI)

Actor Prosenjit Chaterjee Summoned by ED in Rose Valley Case on 19 July

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee summoned by Enforcement Directorate in connection with Rose Valley scam case. He has been asked to appear before ED on 19 July.

(Source: ANI)

Rahul Gandhi Summoned By Ahmedabad Court on 9 August in Defamation Case

Rahul Gandhi has been summoned by an Ahmedabad court, asking him to be present before it on 9 August in connection with a defamation case filed against him over his reported remark against Home Minister Amit Shah, in an election rally in April.

(Source: ANI)

Man Gets 12 Years' Rigorous Imprisonment for Kidnap, Rape of Minor

A court in Erode, Tamil Nadu has sentenced a 29-year-old man to 12 years' rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a minor girl of his neighbourhood in Gobichettipalayam in the district two years ago.

(Source: PTI)

'Farmer suicides increased after UPA's Rs 70k cr loan waiver'

Suicides by farmers increased after a loan waiver of Rs 70,000 crore was announced by the previous UPA government in 2008, Union minister Parshottam Rupala said.

(Source: PTI)

Jailed Criminal Fears Threat to Life

Dreaded underworld don Sanjeev Maheshwari, alias Jeeva, lodged in the state capital jail fears threat to life, his wife Payal Maheshwari alleged and demanded authorities to provide adequate security to him.

(Source: PTI)

Pleas in MP HC Raise Doubts Over EVMs, Challenge Pragya Thakur's Win

Nineteen petitions have been filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court raising doubts over the functioning of EVMs and challenging the victory of some BJP leaders, including Pragya Singh Thakur, in the general election.

(Source: PTI)

HC Declines Plea to Direct Centre to Make Marital Rape a Ground for Divorce

The Delhi High Court declined to entertain a plea seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape as also laws for making it a ground for divorce.

(Source: PTI)

Dalit Youth Killed, State Women Helpline Team Attacked in Gujarat

In a shocking incident, a Dalit youth was on Monday night allegedly hacked to death by higher caste members in a town near Ahmedabad when he went to pick up his newlywed wife from her parents' home along with a team of the Gujarat Government's Abhyam Helpline.

(Source: IANS)

Sashastra Seema Bal Personnel's Vehicle Falls into River, Rescue Team Rushed to the Spot

State Disaster Response Force, Uttarakhand stated, “A Sashastra Seema Bal personnel is missing after the vehicle he was travelling in fell into Pinder river near Narayan Bagad, in Karanprayag, today. SDRF team rushed to the spot.”

(Source: ANI)

Union Cabinet to Meet in Delhi on 10 July

In Delhi, the Union Cabinet meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10 July.

(Source: ANI)

Two Killed as Truck Hits Car in UP's Muzaffarnagar District

Two people were killed and four others injured when a speedy truck hit the car they were travelling in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Tuesday.

The accident occurred on Budhana-Baraut road at Budhana town in the district on Monday evening when the occupants of the car were on their way to Ghaziabad, they said.

The deceased were identified as Babita (45) and Dharampal (50). The four injured have been shifted to a hospital, police said.

(Source: PTI)

10 Years RI for Telangana Teacher for Raping, Cheating Woman

A private school teacher was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a Hyderabad court for impregnating and cheating a girl student after promising to marry her seven years ago.

The First Special Court convicted Shaik Mohd Jahangir Pasha for offences under IPC including rape and also imposed a fine of Rs 60,000.

It ordered him to pay the fine amount to the woman, who is now 21 years old, as compensation, a police release said.

(Source: PTI)

Jaypee Homebuyers Case: SC Asks Centre to Come out with Uniform Proposal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 9 July, asked the Centre to come out with a "uniform" proposal for all cases to resolve the difficulties being faced by lakhs of homebuyers who have not yet got possession of flats despite paying huge amounts of money to real estate builders.

The apex court, which was hearing a homebuyers matter related to Jaypee Infratech Ltd, said the issue concerns lakhs of flat buyers and the Centre should give a proposal to resolve it.

"We want suggestions from the Union of India which could be uniform for all such cases," a bench comprising justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said.

"This issue will be bothering lakhs of homebuyers. Within the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, we cannot do anything. But outside it, you (Centre) can suggest something. We can consider that," the bench told Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan, who was appearing for the Centre.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Launches Unprecedented Tirade Against UK PM Theresa May

In rare public disdain for a British Prime Minister, US President Donald Trump assailed premier Theresa May for the "mess" she created over her handling of the crucial Brexit negotiations with the EU and even welcomed her impending departure from office.

The US President's digital tirade against the British Prime Minister came hours after Downing Street reiterated the UK's ambassador to the US Kim Darroch has May's "full support" following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of Trump's presidency.

(Source: PTI)

One Dead, 9 Injured in Car Accident in Uttarakhand's Chamoli

One person died and nine others were injured after the car they were travelling in met with an accident on their way to Kunjo village in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, today. The injured have been admitted to hospital where they are undergoing treatment, reports ANI.

Show Cause Notices to Chennai, Ahmedabad Airport Directors over Safety Issues

Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the directors of the Chennai and Ahmedabad airports after it found that some critical areas were not being maintained as per its safety standards, sources said.

The inspection of the airports was done earlier this month by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the sources told PTI.

G Chandramouli and Manoj Gangal, directors of Chennai and Ahmedabad airports respectively, were issued show cause notices and have been asked to respond within 15 days to the regulator.

NIA Seizes Arms, Components Used for Making IEDs, Rockets from Bengaluru

The National Investigation Agency has seized five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, components used for making IEDs and rockets and several incriminating material from Bengaluru, it said on Tuesday.

The seizure was made from Soladevanahalli area in north Bengaluru based on leads provided by Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Habibur Rehman, arrested for his involvement in a 2014 blast in Burdwan in West Bengal. The blast case had unearthed a larger conspiracy to carry out several attacks in India and Bangladesh.

(Source: PTI)

Bengal Cong Chief Submits Resignation Taking Responsibility for Poll Defeat

West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra submitted a letter of resignation from the post taking responsibility for the party's poor show in the Lok Sabha election, according to a press statement released on Tuesday.

However, Gaurav Gogoi, the All India Congress Committee in-charge of party affairs in the state, refused to accept Mitra's resignation and requested him to continue in the post, party sources said.

(Source: PTI)

Naxal Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Chhattisgarh

One female Naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces near Dabbakonta area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The body of the Naxal has also been recovered, reports ANI.

The INSAS rifle recovered from her was looted from CRPF during Tadmetla attack in 2010.

BJP Issues Three Line Whip to Its Lok Sabha MPs

The BJP has issued a three line whip to its Lok Sabha MPs, asking them to be present in the House on Wednesday, 10 July, reports ANI.

Former Argentine President Fernando De La Rua Dead at 81

Former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua has died at the age of 81, reports AFP news agency.

TCS April-June Profit Rises 10.8% to Rs 8,131 Crore

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) April-June consolidated net profit rises 10.8 percent to Rs 8,131 crore; revenue up 11.4 percent to Rs 38,172 crore, reports PTI.

3 Held in Connection with Murder of a Senior Auditor in Delhi

The police has arrested three persons in connection with the murder case of a senior auditor of Directorate General of Audit Central Expenditure, who was stabbed to death inside his house in Jaitpur area of South East Delhi on 6 July, reports ANI.

Indian Tariffs on American Products No Longer Acceptable: Trump

US President Donald Trump tweets,"India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No longer acceptable!"

India Raises Concerns with Pak over Possible Flooding of Dera Baba Nanak

The concerns regarding possible flooding of Dera Baba Nanak due to construction of an embankment filled road on the Pakistan side have been raised strongly, ANI reports, quoting officials.

Pakistan has been asked not to create structures that would endanger life and property on the Indian side due to flooding. India is already building a bridge on its side to provide for all weather connectivity. Pakistan has been asked to build similar bridge on their side, the officials told ANI.

Three rounds of technical level discussions have been held between India and Pakistan.

TMC Councillors Submit No-Confidence Document Against Bidhannagar Mayor

TMC councillors signed a no-confidence document against Sabyasachi Dutta, Mayor of West Bengal’s Bidhannagar and submitted it to Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Chairman today, requesting him to convene a Special Board meeting to consider a resolution for Dutta’s removal.

(Source: ANI)

Assault Case: Nitesh Rane Sent to Judicial Custody till 23 July

A court in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra on Tuesday remanded Congress MLA Nitesh Rane and 17 of his supporters in judicial custody till 23 July in connection with last week's assault on a deputy engineer of the NHAI over potholes.

Rane and others were produced before the court in Kankavali town, around 440 kms from Mumbai, this afternoon on expiry of their police custody.

Their bail applications will come up for hearing on Wednesday.

(Source: ANI)

Journalist Shot at in UP's Shahjahanpur

A television journalist was injured after he was shot at by three persons here, police said on Tuesday.

The reporter, Ankit Sharma, was fired at on Monday and admitted to a hospital, Superintendent of Police (City) Dinesh Tripathi said.

Police suspect personal enmity behind the incident. A case has been registered against the accused and efforts are on to nab them, the SP added.

(Source: PTI)

Sugar Mills Scam: CBI Conducts Searches at 11 Locations in Lucknow, NCR

The CBI on Tuesday, 9 July, conducted searches at 11 locations in Lucknow, NCR in connection with sugar mills disinvestment scam during Mayawati's tenure, reports PTI, quoting officials.

Tribal Girl Raped Inside Stationary Bus in Puri

A teenaged tribal girl, who works at a water park in Malatipur area in Puri district, has been allegedly raped inside a stationary bus in the pilgrim town, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

The incident has triggered a political storm in the state, with the opposition parties, the BJP and the Congress, seeking a reply from the ruling BJD on the matter.

The 15-year-old girl, a resident of Keonjhar district, was rescued after local people spotted her crying near Sri Gundicha temple here, Puri SP Uma Shankar Dash said.

The accused, a helper in the bus, has been arrested and a case filed under section 376 of the IPC (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, he said.

(Source: PTI)

Dam Breach: NCP Workers Throw Crabs Outside Minister's House

Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant to protest his claim that the crustaceans caused a dam breach in coastal Ratnagiri.

Sawant drew much flak and ridicule when he claimed last week that crabs hollowed out the wall of Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district, causing the breach which claimed at least 15 lives.

NCP workers led by Rupali Chakankar reached the residence of Sawant, the minister for water conservation, and threw live crabs on the porch.

(Source: PTI)

Rose Valley PMLA Case: ED Summons Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee

The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Bengali film superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee to appear before it on 19 July for questioning in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rose Valley ponzi scam case, officials said on Tuesday.

The agency has speeded up its investigation into the case and has deputed a special team for the purpose.

Sources said the actor he been asked to depose before the investigating officer of the case at its zonal office in Kolkata for questioning, after which his statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

(Source: PTI)

Pravin Kumar Purwar Appointed as CMD of BSNL

Pravin Kumar Purwar was on Tuesday appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), according to an official order.

Purwar is at present CMD of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

He has been appointed as the CMD, BSNL, for a period of five years, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

(Source: PTI)

'Modi Remark': Surat Court Summons Rahul Gandhi on 16 July

Rahul Gandhi has been summoned by a Surat court to appear before it on 16 July in connection with a case registered by Samast Gujarati Modh Modi Samaj over Gandhi's comment "Why do all thieves have Modi in their names".

(Source: ANI)

Court Upholds Ruling Barring Trump from Blocking Twitter Followers

An appeals court in the US has upheld a ruling barring President Donald Trump from blocking Twitter followers, reports Reuters.

Ross Perot, Two-Time US Presidential Candidate, Dead at 89

Ross Perot, billionaire and two-time US presidential candidate, has died at the age of 89, reports AFP, citing local media.

NIA Files Chargesheet in Connection With Fake Indian Currency Case in Kolkata

The National Investigation Agency has filed a Chargesheet in connection with a case registered on May 9 against two persons at Farakka police station in Kolkata.

The accused persons were arrested with Fake Indian Currency Notes worth Rs 7,00,000.

(Source: ANI)

Ex-Catalan Police Chief to Go on Trial for Rebellion in January

The chief of Catalonia's police force at the time of the Spanish region's failed independence bid will go on trial for rebellion on 20 January next year, a court said on Tuesday.

Spanish national police accuse Catalonia's regional police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, of not doing enough to enforce a ban against an independence referendum on 1 October 2017 while it was under Josep Lluis Trapero's watch.

Trapero was charged at the time with rebellion along with another Mossos head and a senior official of Catalonia's regional interior ministry.

(Source: AFP)

TMC Blames BJP For Fake Membership Card Bearing Mamata's Name

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP for allegedly engineering the circulation in the social media a fake membership card bearing the name of its supremo Mamata Banerjee.

The TMC will take strict and appropriate action against the culprits behind the act to malign the image of Banerjee, party secretary general Partha Chatterjee told reporters.

He showed a printout of the fake membership card, which carries a photo of Banerjee on its left. It mentions the "member's" name as Mamata Banerjee and the state as West Bengal. The card also has Bharatiya Janata Party inscribed on it in a large font with a logo.

(Source: PTI)

Australian Student Expelled from North Korea Denies Spying

An Australian student who was expelled from North Korea denied on Tuesday that he was spying on the authoritarian state while he lived there.

Alek Sigley, 29, was released last week after being detained for several days, with Pyongyang later accusing him of promoting propaganda against the country online.

"The allegation that I am a spy is (pretty obviously) false," he wrote on Twitter, adding that he was "well both mentally and physically".

(Source: AFP)

Three Killed in Van-Goods Vehicle Collision In TN

Three people, including a couple, were killed and two others injured, in a collision involving an omni van and a goods vehicle near Pollachi on Tuesday, police said.

As the van reached Kolarpatti, it collided head on with a speeding goods vehicle coming in the opposite direction, the police further said, adding that the injured were shifted to different hospitals.

(Source: PTI)

Gujarat Municipalities Bypolls: BJP Wins Six Seats, Congress Three

The BJP in Gujarat on Tuesday won six seats across five municipalities out of total nine seats for which bypolls were held recently while the Congress bagged rest three, as per the State Election Commission.

The SEC had declared bypolls for 15 seats across ten municipalities, out of which candidates on six seats in five local bodies were declared elected unopposed. The winning candidates included five from the BJP and one Independent, who too was elected unopposed, the SEC said in a statement.

(Source: PTI)

IMA Ponzi scam: SIT Seizes Rs 18.61 Lakh Cash of Dutta Gold & Silver Processing Centre

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday searched IMA-owned Dutta Gold & Silver Processing Centre in Shivajinagar, Bengaluru, in connection with the IMA Ponzi scam case. A total of Rs 18.61 lakh in cash and 2,325 grams of gold biscuits worth Rs 71.39 lakh were seized, reports ANI.

Case Registered Against Rapper Honey Singh over 'Makhna' Lyrics

A case has been registered against rapper Honey Singh by Mohali police after the Punjab Women Commission raised an issue over the lyrics of his song 'Makhna', reports ANI.

7 Held in Connection with Murder of Cong Leader Vikas Chaudhary

Seven people have been arrested till now in connection with the murder of Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary in Haryana’s Faridabad on 27 June, reports ANI.

20 Held for Misleading Investors, Fradulent Data Collection in Indore

Indore police on Tuesday claimed to have unearthed a major scam involving a city-based investment consultancy firm which allegedly duped investors by promising fixed and high returns, and opened Demat accounts in their name without their knowledge.

As many as 20 persons associated with the firm, Trade India Research, have been arrested since Monday night, a senior police officer said.

What makes the matter more serious is the fact that the firm possesses a database of 25 lakh people, allegedly acquired by creating fake social media profiles, according to the officer.

(Source: PTI)

Scavenger Hurt as Bomb in Sack Goes off Inside Police Station in Bhagalpur

An explosion took place inside a police station in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Monday when a bomb allegedly kept in the sack of a scavenger went off while she was collecting garbage in its premises, seriously injuring her.

The incident occurred near the lock up of Nathnagar police station, its Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Ali Sabri said.

(Source: PTI)

US-China Trade Talks Resume: US Officials

US officials held a phone call on Tuesday with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the ongoing trade conflict between the countries, US officials said.

It was the first official contact since President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to resume talks just over a week ago.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer "spoke with Vice Premier Liu He and Minister Zhong Shan today to continue negotiations aimed at resolving the outstanding trade disputes between the United States and China," the official said in a statement.

(Source: AFP)

Europe Urges Iran to Stick to Troubled Nuclear Deal

European powers urged Iran on Tuesday, 9 July, to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment, as a French envoy arrived in Tehran to boost efforts to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

The accord between Iran and world powers promised sanctions relief, economic benefits and an end to international isolation of the Islamic republic in return for stringent curbs on its nuclear programme.

But Tehran says it has lost patience with perceived inaction by European countries more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement.

The European parties to the deal along with the EU's diplomatic chief on Tuesday called on Tehran to reverse breaches of the agreement.

(Source: AFP)

46 Hospitalized in Canada Carbon Monoxide Leak, Says Fire Service

A carbon monoxide leak at a Canadian hotel on Tuesday sent 46 guests to the hospital and left 15 of them in critical condition, firefighters in the city of Winnipeg said.

The incident occurred at a super 8 motel in the Prairie-region city.

"This was a major serious incident," Alex Forrest, president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg, told CBC news.

(Source: AFP)

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