We’ve accepted all their demands says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
The rescue team of 17 IAF, Army Special Force and civilian members present at the crash site. The rescue operations are being curtailed due to incessant rains and heavy clouding. No helicopter could fly today due to bad weather.
The Railways on Saturday said it had no permission to let a train from Pakistan into Attari to ferry 130 Sikh passengers to Lahore for pilgrimage, a day after the neighbouring country alleged that India refused to let its train cross the border.
Such permissions are usually sought by the foreign ministry of one country from that of the other, officials said.
Pakistan had issued visas to around 200 Indian Sikhs to attend the Shahdi Jor Mela, which marks the death anniversary of fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, and they were due to arrive in Lahore by a Pakistani train on Friday.
A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by her father's acquaintance here following which he was arrested on Saturday, police said.
On Friday, Vinod Rai, 55, saw the girl and her 12-year-old sister playing in their house, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sunil Gupta said.
He told them that their father was calling them and the older girl sent her sister with him, Gupta said.
State is fully committed to take necessary steps. State has taken the decision to bear all the expenses of medical treatment of the junior doctor who is admitted at a private hospital, West Bengal government
Our responsibility is to treat every game equally because you have to be committed to play for your country every game that you play, regardless the opposition says Indian Skipper Virat Kohli
Former Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq says the match between India-Pak 'a final' before the final: Inzamam-ul-Haq
The death toll from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rose to 69 on Saturday as 12 more children died, health officials said.
Principal Secretary in the state Health Department Sanjay Kumar visited a government run and confirmed that a total of 69 children have now died due to AES in June.
The death toll was 57 on Friday as announced by Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey. But in the last 24 hours, 12 more children died. All of them were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Muzaffarpur, about 75 kms from Patna.
The goal of making India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 is "challenging, but achievable" with the concerted efforts of states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the fifth meeting of NITI Aayog's Governing Council here Saturday.
The meeting is being attended by all chief ministers, except Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal) and K Chandrashekhar Rao (Telangana), and senior union ministers.
Modi, according to an official release, stressed that NITI Aayog has a key role to play in fulfilling the mantra of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, SabkaVishwas"
Tightening the screws around tax evaders, the revised guidelines issued by the tax department has made serious offences of black money and 'benami' laws "generally" non-compoundable.
This in general terms means that a person or entity would not be able to settle a case of tax evasion by just paying the tax demand, penalty and interest.
The new guidelines will kick in from June 17, 2019 and apply to all cases for compounding received on or after this date.
After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media on Saturday.
"Even though the Nipah scare is over and there is no need for complete surveillance, the situation will be under observation till the middle of next month," Shailaja said.
On June 3, a 23-year-old college student, admitted to a private hospital in Ernakulam, tested positive for Nipah virus. Since then, the health authorities in the state have been on their toes to prevent the virus from spreading. And after almost two weeks, Shailaja finally gave the signal that the scare was over.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on Sunday along with his 18 party MPs. His wife Rashmi and son Aditya are also expected to join him
Talking to reporters on Saturday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said: "Uddhav Thackeray and our MPs are coming to Ayodhya to offer prayers at the makeshift Ram temple. For us, Ayodhya and Ram temple are not subjects of politics, but a matter of faith and religion. We have never sought votes in the name of the temple and will never do so."
Raut said Thackeray had promised to visit Ayodhya with his MPs after elections and he was simply fulfilling the promise. MPs will return to Mumbai after offering prayers at the temple.
To prepare a comprehensive master plan for the conservation and management of water resources to tackle declining ground water in Punjab, Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Saturday met a three-member team of experts from Israel in Amritsar.
The experts team along with senior officers of the Water Resources Department had earlier visited various parts of the state to assess the present situation and the challenges being faced by the state in dealing with the water sector.
During their three-day visit, the team of experts got an overview of the existing water resources and infrastructure in the state.
Underground fires in the forest ranges of Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh have triggered panic among the local villagers who have started fleeing their homes as smoke has been seen emerging from cracks in the ground.
According to reports, smoke has been emerging from cracks in the ground in Mohammadi area and the land is heated up underneath.
Bela Pahara and Muda Galib villages have been affected.
Other than tea, coffee, soft drinks and water, oral rehydration salts (ORS) will now be available for passengers at railway stations coming under Jhansi Division.
Officials of Railway's Jhansi Division decided this after four elderly passengers, travelling by the Kerala Express, died of heat stroke early this week.
Jhansi Division Public Relations Officer Manoj Singh told IANS: "We have started providing free ORS solution at Jhansi and Gwalior railway stations as a pilot project."
Union Government's commitment to double incomes of farmers by 2022 requires focus on fisheries, animal husbandry, horticulture, fruits&vegetables. Benefits of PM-KISAN-KisanSammanNidhi-&other farmer centric schemes should reach beneficiaries within time says PM Modi at NITI AAYOG meet
The fifth meeting of Niti Aayog's Governing Council began on Saturday with the main agenda of deliberating upon drought situation, farm distress and security concerns over Naxal-affected districts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing the meeting, which is being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. This will be the first governing council meeting under the new Modi government.
Among others attending the meet are Union ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajnath Singh.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked states to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence in the wake of the recent assault on doctors in West Bengal.
Agitating doctors turned down the invite for a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat on Saturday, raising apprehension about their security, and instead asked her to visit the NRS Medical College and Hospital for an open discussion to resolve the impasse.
They said no representative of the agitating doctors would be attending the meeting called by Banerjee at the state secretariat on Saturday evening.
"We feel highly insecure and apprehensive regarding our representatives' meeting with the chief minister behind closed doors. That is why we are not sending any representatives to the Chief Minister's Office to attend the meeting," said a spokesperson of the joint forum of junior doctors after holding a governing body meeting.
The Centre on Saturday sought separate reports from the West Bengal government on political violence in the state which has claimed 160 lives in the past four years, and on the ongoing doctors' strike, officials said. A report has been sought from the West Bengal government on measures taken to contain political violence in the state and investigate such incidents so as to bring culprits to book, a home ministry official said.
Another detailed report has been sought from the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by the doctors which has crippled medical services in the state, the official said.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee going to the Institute of Neurology, Kolkata to meet the injured junior doctor, Paribaha Mukhopadhyay on Saturday.
Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests.
"The government has decided to suspend the legislative amendment exercise," chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a meeting with Congress Chief Ministers to discuss the issues to be taken up by them at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.
An underground fire in Mohammadi range forests of Uttar Pradesh left scores of neighbouring villagers panicked and puzzled.
Smoke was seen gushing out through the cracks in the ground and at some places land had turned into embers, said residents of Bela Pahara and Muda Galib villages in South Kheri forest division.
72-year-old Hukum Singh of Muda Galib said he has never been witness to such a scene. He feared that the fire may damage his crops.
Seven people including four sanitation workers cleaning a hotel's septic tank have died, allegedly due to suffocation, in Fartikui village of Gujarat’s Vadodara district.
The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city.
Resident doctors at AIIMS, New Delhi have called off the protest and will be back to work today. The AIIMSRDA has issued an ultimatum of 48 hours to West Bengal government to meet the demands of the docs, failing which they will go on an indefinite strike
Seven people including four sanitation workers cleaning a hotel's septic tank have died, allegedly due to suffocation, in Fartikui village of Gujarat’s Vadodara district, reports ANI.
“All resident doctors are back to work but we will continue with symbolic protest by wearing black badges, bandages and helmets. If condition worsens we will go on indefinite strike from June 17,” said Amrinder Singh Malhi, President, RDA
Indian Medical Association (IMA) delegation meets Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan over the ongoing strike of doctors in West Bengal.
The Resident Doctors’ Association, AIIMS, has issued an ultimatum of 48 hours to the West Bengal government to meet the demands of the striking doctors there, failing which, it said, it “would be forced to resort to an indefinite strike at AIIMS.”
The Trump administration has suspended a complaint it had made against China to the World Trade Organization, a shift that might signal a slight opening in the administration's trade war with Beijing.
The WTO says it's granted a request to suspend work until December on the administration's complaint that Beijing has failed to safeguard the intellectual property of US companies operating in China — a major issue in the trade war.
ISIS Module Case: Three terror suspects have been sent to judicial custody till June 28 by a Magistrate Court
A fire broke out in a pesticide factory and spread to an adjacent factory in Mohkampur industrial area in Meerut on Saturday morning. Nine fire tenders were sent to the spot and firefighting operations are underway.
Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rises to 66 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar (55 at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and 11 at Kejriwal Hospital)