Security forces and terrorists exchange fire in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir
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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said West Bengal might well be politically unpeaceful, but it is not a "bad state" on the economic front.
Banerjee also said the state has changed "absolutely" in the past eight years since the Trinamool Congress came to power.
"Politically you can say that Bengal is not peaceful.... But on the economic front, it is not a bad state.
Some people are carrying out the propaganda that Bengal is a bad state and not peaceful," she said.
The chief minister was speaking at the launch of ITC's luxury hotel, 'Royal Bengal', here.
Three people, who were returning to their homes after attending a wedding ceremony in Aligarh, were killed Tuesday when their speeding car crashed into a trailer-truck on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida, police said.
Gaurav (30), Pankaj (32) and Praveen (28) were returning to Ghazibad after attending a wedding in Aligarh's Tappal town when the accident occurred, they said.
IAF to air drop search teams, including Garud commandos, IAF mountaineers and other ground forces on June 12 to search the area for more wreckage of AN-32 Aircraft & possible survivors of the 13 personnel who were on-board it; wreckage is spotted at 12,000 ft
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that eight people from her party have been killed so far in post-poll violence in the state and accused Governor Kesri Nath Tripathi of misquoting the number of deceased.
Banerjee claimed eight of the 10 people killed in West Bengal belonged to her party Trinamool Congress while two were from the BJP.
"Yesterday the Governor said 12 people have died in Bengal in post-poll violence. He made a political statement while talking to the national media. In reality 10 people have been killed so far. Eight of them belong to our party," Banerjee said at the unveiling event of a bust of Bengali social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in Kolkata.
Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday said on the floor of the Kerala Assembly that 149 cases were registered against various people for posting remarks against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on social media, while nothing happened to the complaints lodged by other political leaders.
"What is happening in Kerala is similar to the developments in Uttar Pradesh ruled by Yogi Adityanath," Chennithala said amidst cheer from the opposition benches.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to release freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was recently arrested by the UP Police for posting a tweet mocking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Fugitive Nirav Modi pleads to Royal Courts of Justice in London to grant him bail ahead of trial, the hearing for his bail application underway
Four elderly pilgrims from Tamil Nadu travelling on a train from Agra to Coimbatore in non-AC coaches died allegedly due to extreme heat.
North Central Railway (Jhansi division) PRO Manoj Kumar Singh said Tuesday that the exact cause of death of the passengers aboard the Kerala Express would be determined after the post-mortem report is available.
Indian Coast Guard Inspector General, KR Suresh: 10 Chinese vessels seek shelter at the Ratnagiri port (in Maharashtra) to avoid being hit by the fury of Cyclone Vayu. On humanitarian grounds, Indian Coast Guard allows them to stay there under security cordon.
The post-mortem report of two-year-old Fatehvir Singh, who was pulled out from a 150-foot-deep unused borewell shaft on Tuesday morning after an unsuccessful rescue operation that lasted over four days, suggested that he died "a few days back".
The child was rushed to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), but the doctors declared him brought dead.
A panel of doctors, comprising Dr YS Bansal and Dr Senthil Kumar from the Department of Forensic Medicine at the PGIMER, conducted the post-mortem examination.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is holding her 2nd Pre-Budget consultations with stakeholder groups from industry, services and trade today in New Delhi in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2019-20.
Heat wave conditions very likely to occur at isolated places in Rajasthan today. Districts likely to be affected are–Alwar, Bundi, Dholpur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Tonk, Sikar , Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Churu, Jodhpur, Hanumangarh, Nagaur & Sri Ganganagar.
“Madrasa teachers across the country will be given training from various institutions in mainstream subjects such as Hindi, English, Maths, Science, Computer etc. so that they can impart mainstream education to the Madrasa students. This programme will be launched next month”, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs.
Cyclonic Storm Vayu lay centered 350 kms West-Southwest (WSW) of Goa, 510 kms South-Southwest (SSW) of Mumbai and 650 kms South of Veraval, continues to move in Northerly direction and is likely to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in next 12 hours.
Parts of aircraft believed to be that of IAF AN-32 that went missing after taking off from Jorhat airways on June 3 has been found north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh. Details being verified. AN-32 with 13 people onboard last contacted ground sources from Arunachal Pradesh on June 3. Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper teams were involved in this mission.
Wreckage of the missing AN-32 aircraft has been found by Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force.
Efforts are now continuing to establish the status of occupants & establish survivors. Further details will be communicated as the recovery actions progress
Jayanta Sarkar, IMD Ahmedabad Director: Cyclone Vayu is likely to cross the Saurashtra coast as a severe cyclonic storm. We have issued a warning for fishermen and signal number 2 (warning for ships leaving the port). Onset of monsoon in Gujarat could be delayed due to cyclone.
Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar has been named interim CVC until a new incumbent is chosen by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed selection panel.
Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin completed their tenure at the anti-graft body on Sunday and Monday respectively.
Kumar, who is the other Vigilance Commissioner, has been authorised to act as the CVC "until the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner", an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.
The police on Tuesday arrested a person, who decamped with the head of a man after beheading him at Tileimal village in Odisha's Sambalpur district.
Ainthapalli police arrested Ujjala Munda, a relative brother of deceased Satyanarayan Munda on charges of murder. It also seized weapon used in the crime.
The accused allegedly beheaded Satyanarayan while he was sleeping outside his home and fled with the head early in the morning.
Priyanka Gandhi tweets, “Instead of working on the issues related to the public, the UP govt is spreading fear among journalists, farmers and representatives of the public.”
Nagpur: A 4-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 25-year-old man in Wadi. RL Pathak, Police Inspector says, "The accused has been identified as Bhushan Dahat, he showed the girl some obscene video and then raped her. Case registered under section 376 of IPC."
Assam: In a joint operation conducted by Karbi Anglong police and Dima Hasao Police on June 10, they have successfully arrested five cadres of the anti-talk faction of the Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition.
In a major blow to India, star batsman Shikhar Dhawan was Tuesday all but ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining a left thumb fracture.
A BCCI source said that Dhawan has sustained a fracture and it might take a month for him to fully recover. The World Cup, which started May 30, ends on July 14.
Dhawan was the hero of India's win over Australia on Sunday with a knock of 117 off 109 balls.
J&K Police on today's Shopian encounter: The two killed terrorists have been identified as Sayar Ahmad Bhat of Yaripora, Kulgam and Shakir Ahmad Wagay of Awneera, Shopian. As per police records both the killed terrorists were inspired by IS ideology.
Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee garlands the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at a ceremonial programme at the Hare School ground in College Street. Later in the day the bust will be re-installed at Vidyasagar College.
A passenger bus carrying 60 Indian pilgrims has been hit by a truck in Nepal's Rautahat district, killing two persons on the spot and wounding 21 others, a media report said on Tuesday.
The accident occurred late on Monday night when the Kathmandu-bound bus stopped at Paurai forest area in Chandrapur Municipality-1 for the passengers to freshen up, said Nabin Karki, Deputy Superintendent of Police at Rautahat District Police Office.
There were 60 pilgrims inside the bus which was pushed some 20 metres into the forest after being rammed from behind by the truck, the officer said.
The deceased have been identified as Bijay Kumar Jena (52) and Charan Bishal (54), both from Odisha, Karki told The Himalayan Times, adding that they died on the spot.
Delhi: Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman holds her 1st Pre-Budget consultation meeting with representatives from agricultural sector.
Kolkata: Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital go on strike after doctors were allegedly attacked by a patient's family who died yesterday. Chandrima Bhattacharya, Health Min, says, "Emergency is open and talks are on. 4 ppl have been arrested in connection with attack on doctors".
A deep depression over the Arabian Sea which brewed over the past two days has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.
Cyclone 'Vayu' is further likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next the 24 hours, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said in a bulletin issued at 8 am on Tuesday.
"It is very likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kilometres per hour gusting to 135 kilometres per hour during early morning of June 13," the bulletin said.
The CBI has booked absconding diamantaire Jatin Mehta in two fresh cases pertaining to an alleged loan fraud of over ₹587.55 crore on complaints from Bank of Maharashtra and Union Bank of India, officials said.
According to the complaints from two state-run banks, Mehta allegedly cheated Bank of Maharashtra to the tune of ₹323.40 crore while Union Bank of India suffered a loss of ₹264.15 crore, they said.
On the basis of complaints from both the banks, the CBI has registered two separate FIRs against Mehta and his company, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery.
The agency has booked the company, its original promoter Mehta, whole time directors Ramesh I Parikh and Ravichandran Ramasamy, independent director Harish Ratilal Mehta and Jordanian national Hathyam Salman Ali Abu Obeidah on the basis of the complaint from Bank of Maharashtra.
TMC-BJP supporters clashed in Galsi in Burdwan district, one TMC supporter killed and 3 injured. Jaydev Rai (a TMC supporter) was allegedly beaten with lathis and rods after which he succumbed to his injuries.
Inspired by a Bhojpuri film, a Class 2 student threatened to blow-up the Jai Prakash Narayan International airport in Patna, police on Tuesday said.
A police team was surprised to find that a threat call to the airport authorities was made by an eight-year-old boy.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajesh Kumar Prabhakar said the boy told the police team that he was inspired by the Bhojpuri film, "Train se Pakistan", in which there was a scene of a phone call threatening to blow-up an airport.
The police later, released the boy after his father issued a bond and assured that he would never repeat the mistake.
Jammu and Kashmir: Income-Tax Department conducted raid at three locations of Deputy Mayor Srinagar, Sheikh Imran, in Srinagar today.
I-T Department conducted raids at 8 locations in Srinagar, 1 each in Delhi and Bengaluru, today, in connection with different cases.
Supreme Court asks the Uttar Pradesh Government to "show magnanimity in releasing" freelance journalist, Prashant Kanojia.
Supreme Court while hearing plea of freelance journalist, Prashant Kanojia, against his arrest for 'defamatory video' on UP CM says, "Opinions may vary, he (Prashant) probably should not have published or written that tweet, but on what basis was he arrested."
“If every journalist who files a false report or peddles fake, vicious RSS/BJP sponsored propaganda about me is put in jail, most newspapers/ news channels would face a severe staff shortage. The UP CM is behaving foolishly & needs to release the arrested journalists,” says Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Domestic equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a positive note Tuesday driven by gains in IT stocks amid positive global cues.
After jumping over 100 points in opening session, the 30-share index was trading 63.84 points, or 0.16 per cent, higher at 39,848.36 at 0930 hours. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was quoting 10.65 points, or 0.09 per cent, up at 11,933.35.
Two people killed, four injured in an explosion in Kankinara area (North 24 Parganas) last night. Locals says, "Unidentified miscreants lobbed a crude bomb last night. We are scared. There also have been robberies in the area. Demand administration to help us."
Eight people were injured after a clash broke out between two groups over a land dispute, police said on Tuesday.
The incident happened at Khudda village on Monday and over 20 people have been taken into custody to control the situation, Chapar Police Station incharge HN Singh said.
Police Constable Shyam Singh has alleged BJP MP Rekha Verma slapped him while he was deputed on escort duty on 9 June in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur. “She passed insulting remarks at me, slapped me without a reason, and immediately left the spot. I've filed a complaint against her. I hope to get justice”, Singh said.
Two local militants belonging to Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) outfit were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.
Police sources said bodies of two slain militants have been recovered along with their weapons from the encounter site in Awneera village of Zainapora area in Shopian district on Tuesday.