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LIVE news updates: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of N D Tiwari dead

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand CM N D Tiwari, has been brought dead to Max Saket hospital

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, and N D Tiwari (Social media)

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16 Apr 2019, 6:50 PM

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of N D Tiwari dead

Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand CM N D Tiwari, has been brought dead to Max Saket hospital

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16 Apr 2019, 6:42 PM

A 32-year old woman allegedly gang-raped in Telangana

A 32-year old woman allegedly gang-raped in Ranga Reddy, Telangana. A case has been registered, a special team has been formed to nab the accused.

More details awaited

16 Apr 2019, 6:37 PM

5 terrorists, policeman killed in Pakistan

At least six people including a policeman and five suspected terrorists were killed in a joint operation by the Pakistan Army and the police in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a statement by the military's media wing said on Tuesday.

The operation, carried out against a terrorist hideout, started on Monday night and lasted for about 17 hours after security forces acted on an intelligence tip-off regarding the presence of the militants in Hayatabad area of the city, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

16 Apr 2019, 6:32 PM

Review plea filed in SC for civil rights of homosexuals

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking review of an order by which a plea for various civil rights, such as same-sex marriage, adoption and surrogacy for the LGBTQ community was dismissed.

The apex court, on October 29, 2018, had dismissed a plea filed by Tushar Nayyar which had sought reliefs such as grant of civil rights to the members of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer) community besides seeking decriminalising the consensual gay sex.

"We are not inclined to entertain this petition after the decision of this Court in Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India decided on September 6, 2018," the apex court had said.

16 Apr 2019, 6:24 PM

SC asks CBI to file fresh status report on probe into 2017 SSC paper leak

The CBI was on Tuesday directed by the Supreme Court to file its current status report by April 24 about the probe into the 2017 Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said the probe agency will file the status report with the apex court registry, and posted the matter for hearing on May 6.

"Having heard counsel appearing for the parties, we direct that the CBI shall file current status report on or before April 24 in the registry of this court. The registry is directed to serve the copy the said status report to the parties thereafter," the bench said.

The court also granted liberty to the petitioner to file a reply to the latest status report of the CBI.

16 Apr 2019, 5:54 PM

Man held for cheating in Punjab

A 48-year-old man, wanted in a cheating case, was arrested by the police from Punjab's Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district, an official said on Tuesday.

Anwar Shaikh alias Suresh Gupta, hailing from Delhi, was arrested on Monday from Kharar town by a team of Himachal Pradesh police, which also recovered forged documents and stamps from the accused's possession, SP (Kangra), Santosh Patial said.

The accused allegedly duped four people of Rs 4 lakh each, promising to send them abroad, he said.

16 Apr 2019, 5:50 PM

Cross-LoC trade resumes between J&K and POK

The cross-LoC trade between J&K and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) along the Poonch-Rawalakot route resumed Tuesday after nearly two weeks, with 70 goods trucks crossing the Line of Control, officials said.

The move came as a relief to traders, who had been incurring losses due to the suspension.

Trade and travel between the two sides were suspended following heavy Pakistani shelling along the LoC on April 1 which led to the death of three people -- BSF officer, a woman and a five-year-old girl -- in Poonch. Twenty-four others, including five security personnel, were injured.

The cross-LoC bus service, popularly known as Paigam-e-Aman (message of peace), resumed operations on Monday.

16 Apr 2019, 5:30 PM

Moderate earthquake hits Nepal's Gorkha district

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Gorkha district in Nepal on Tuesday, causing panic among the residents.

The quake was felt in Gorkha district and surrounding areas around 12:35 p.m, according to the National Seismological Center (NSC).

However, there was no report of any damage.

This is the third quake that hit Nepal in the past five days.

16 Apr 2019, 5:23 PM

'Some weaknesses' identified in Notre-Dame structure: minister

"Some weaknesses" have been identified in the structure of the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, but overall the monument "is holding up ok," junior interior minister Laurent Nunez said on Tuesday.

"Some weaknesses have been identified particularly in the vault and the gable of the northern transept, which have to be secured," Nunez told reporters at the scene, adding that five neighbouring buildings had been evacuated.

Fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris (Twitter)
Fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris (Twitter)
16 Apr 2019, 5:09 PM

SC issues notice to Centre, states on mining leases

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Karnataka, Jharkhand and Odisha governments on a PIL questioning the extension of over 350 mining leases to various companies in 2014.

The court has asked senior advocate P.S. Narasimha to assist it in the issue.

16 Apr 2019, 5:07 PM

India, Pakistan hold talks over Kartarpur Corridor

Officials from India and Pakistan met at the Zero Line along the international border between the two countries in Dera Baba Nanak sector on Tuesday and discussed the technical and security aspects of the upcoming Kartarpur Corridor.

Official sources said that officers from the two sides discussed the alignment of the Corridor which will be around 5-km long. Out of this, nearly 4.5 km will fall in Pakistan's territory.

The officials also discussed security arrangements for the Corridor which is expected to cater to hundreds of pilgrims from India who will be visiting the Sikh shrine inside Pakistan under a visa-free arrangement.

The Corridor is expected to be completed before November this year to enable pilgrims to travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November this year.

16 Apr 2019, 4:58 PM

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over bomb threat

A skyscraper in Madrid that houses the British, Dutch, Australian and Canadian embassies was being evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb threat, police said.

"A bomb threat was received.... Evacuation has started, we have to work and do checks," a police

16 Apr 2019, 4:45 PM

Small fire at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

A small fire broke out at a guard's booth in the courtyard at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem but was extinguished and the site remains open, authorities said on Tuesday.

The blaze broke out on Monday evening around the same time as Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral burned.

The fire was "quickly extinguished", Israeli police said, adding the cause was being investigated.

16 Apr 2019, 4:33 PM

Billionaires, private donors pledge funds in order to rebuild Notre Dame

16 Apr 2019, 4:33 PM

Woman dragged as saree gets stuck in Metro train door

A woman passenger was on Tuesday injured after being dragged for a few meters on a Delhi Metro platform while deboarding as her saree got stuck in the closing doors, officials said.

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) officials, the incident happened around 9.20 a.m. at the Moti Nagar station on the network's Blue Line.

16 Apr 2019, 4:32 PM

Egypt's parliament, with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is to vote Today on changes to the Egyptian constitution to keep the former military chief in power until the year 2030.

16 Apr 2019, 4:18 PM

3 arrested for looting people by cloning their debit cards in east Delhi

16 Apr 2019, 4:16 PM

26 die as torrential rains, windstorm lash Pakistan

At least 26 people were killed and scores of others injured as rains and windstorm wreaked havoc across Pakistan over the last two days.

While there were no official figures regarding rain-related casualties, Pakistan media reports on Tuesday said that the country's Balochistan province was worst-hit in the rains where nine people were killed and over 50 others injured, making the provincial disaster management authority issue an alert in the province.

Nine people were killed and scores of others injured in separate rain-triggered accidents in Punjab province, while five fatalities were reported in Karachi of Sindh province where dust storm paralyzed life on Monday.

16 Apr 2019, 4:15 PM

Pak Army bars Asad Durrani, 2 ISPR ex-DGs from appearing on media as defence analysts

Pakistani spy agency ISI's ex-chief Lt Gen (retd.) Asad Durrani and two former head of the military's media wing have been denied permission by the army to appear on media as defence analysts.

In a notification issued on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) - the media wing of the military - has allowed 26 retired officers of the armed forces to appear on media as defence analysts.

"The prominent omissions are Brig (retd.) Mahmood Shah, Lt Gen (retd.) Asad Durrani, Lt Gen (retd.) Talat Masood, Maj Amir (retd.) and DG ISPR Maj Gen (retd.) Athar Abbas and Maj Gen (retd.) Rashid Quershi," the Dawn reported, citing the notification.

16 Apr 2019, 4:13 PM

Magistrate allegedly manhandled by Army in Anantnag

A Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) was allegedly manhandled by the Army on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

District officials said SDM Ghulam Rasool Wani was on way to Qazigund town when his vehicle was stopped by some soldiers.

"There was a heated argument between the SDM and an Army officer after which the SDM said he was thrashed and his vehicle was damaged by the Army personnel," sources in the district administration said.

16 Apr 2019, 3:48 PM

Indian man convicted in Dubai for hacking 15 client websites

A 33-year-old Indian IT programmer has been sentenced to three months in prison followed by deportation for hacking 15 client websites after his employer deducted USD 1,080 from his salary, according to a media report.

The Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday charged the man with hacking websites and issuing threats, Gulf News reported.

The man, who was not identified, was also handed a three-month suspended jail term and will be deported immediately, the report said.

16 Apr 2019, 3:00 PM

Nifty crosses 11,800 for first time ever, Sensex soars over 400 point

16 Apr 2019, 2:29 PM

One-year olld rescued after falling into borewell

A one-year-old girl who had fallen into a borewell in Pachokhar village in Banda in UP, has been rescued after a 2 hour long rescue operation. She has now been taken to a hospital.

16 Apr 2019, 1:01 PM

Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal opts out from bidding for stake acquisition in the ailing airline: Sources

16 Apr 2019, 12:57 PM

Suspected militants fire grenade at National Conference leader house in J&K’s Tral

Suspected militants hurled grenade upon house of NC Leader Mohd Ashraf Bhat in upper Tral on Tuesday. The grenade exploded outside the house. No injuries/casualties have been reported.

16 Apr 2019, 12:38 PM

With saree stuck in metro train door, woman gets dragged on platform

Photo courtesy: Twitter
Photo courtesy: Twitter

A 40-year-old woman suffered head injuries on Tuesday after her saree got stuck in a carriage door of a Delhi Metro train as it was about to leave a station, due to which she got dragged on the platform, her husband said.

The victim, Gita, was travelling with her daughter when the incident took place at the Moti Nagar metro station on the Blue Line.

"Gita and my daughter were travelling from Nawada. They got off at the Moti Nagar station when the 'pallu' of Gita's saree got stuck in the closing door. As a result, she got dragged for some distance on the platform," her husband Jagdish Prasad said.

16 Apr 2019, 11:39 AM

SC issues notice to Centre on plea seeking to allow Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers.

A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and asked it to respond to the plea filed by a Pune-based couple.

The bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner that it will hear the matter because of the apex court's judgment in the case involving Kerala's Sabarimala temple.

"The only reason we may hear you is because of our judgment in the Sabarimala temple case," the bench said.

16 Apr 2019, 11:10 AM

3 Maha cops, 2 others arrested for extorting from trucker

Three policemen and two others have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from a truck fleet operator in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Tuesday.

Thane Rural police spokesperson identified the arrested personnel as sub-inspector Sameer Shende and constables Ajay Shetye and Datta Ingole, all attached to Vashind police.

The others held on Monday are Arun Jadhav and Manoj Raut, he said.

16 Apr 2019, 10:55 AM

Suresh Prabhu directs civil aviation secretary to review issues related to Jet Airways; take steps to protect passenger rights, safety.

16 Apr 2019, 10:51 AM

SC stays execution of a man, convicted for rape and murder

Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a man, who had been sentenced to the gallows for raping a woman & murdering her and her lover, in Tamil Nadu. He was sentenced to death and was ordered to be hanged on April 22.

16 Apr 2019, 10:30 AM

4 dead in a shooting incident in Canada, suspect arrested

Four people were shot dead in Penticton, British Columbia, on Monday and a suspect is in custody, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement, reported Reuters.

"Police have determined four people are deceased at three locations within a 5 km (3.1 mile) radius," the statement said.

16 Apr 2019, 10:14 AM

Day curfew lifted in J&K's Kishtwar

Day curfew was lifted from the communally sensitive Kishtwar township of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday after remaining in force for a week following the killing of a senior RSS leader and his security guard, a senior government official said.

However, night curfew along with prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC banning assembly of more than four persons will remain in force in the town and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana told PTI.

Curfew was promulgated in the town and adjoining areas on April 9 after the terror attack on senior RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard inside a health centre, triggering violent protests.

16 Apr 2019, 10:01 AM

Rupee slips 17 paise to 69.59 vs USD in early trade

The rupee fell 17 paise to 69.59 against the US dollar in opening trade Tuesday on increased demand for the greenback from importers and banks.

Forex dealers said, strengthening of the American currency in the overseas market weighed on the domestic currency.

However, sustained foreign fund inflows and positive opening in domestic equities supported the rupee and restricted the fall.

16 Apr 2019, 9:41 AM

Sensex jumps over 200 pts; Nifty above 11,750

Photo courtesy: social media
Photo courtesy: social media
Sensex and Nifty (file photo)

The BSE benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points in early trade Tuesday led by gains in banking, metal, oil and gas, telecom and auto stocks, amid unabated foreign fund inflows and positive global cues.

The 30-share index was trading 239.11 points or 0.61 per cent higher at 39,144.95, and the NSE Nifty was trading 63.35 points, or 0.54 per cent, up at 11,753.70 in early session.

In the previous session, the BSE index settled 138.73 points, or 0.36 per cent, higher at 38,905.84, while the broader Nifty rose 46.90 points, or 0.40 per cent, to close at 11,690.35.

16 Apr 2019, 9:39 AM

Body of boy who fell in Noida drain recovered

The body of a 6-year-old boy, who fell in a drain in Noida on Monday, was recovered Tuesday morning, a NDRF official said.

The body was recovered at 8:45 am.

The boy fell into the drain on Monday afternoon when he along with some other children was crossing the drain near Salarpur Khadar village, police said.

The child, identified as Saurabh, lived with his family in a village in Sector 81.

16 Apr 2019, 9:16 AM

UN Secretary General "horrified" at Notre-Dame Cathedral fire

UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed horror and sadness at the devastation of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris as fire tore through the 12th-century symbol of faith and architectural brilliance, days just before the world will celebrate Easter.

"Horrified by the pictures coming from Paris with the fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral - a unique example of world heritage that has stood tall since the 14th century. My thoughts are with the people and government of France," Secretary-General Guterres said in a tweet as images began to flash on television and social media of a burning Notre- Dame Cathedral.

16 Apr 2019, 9:13 AM

US newspaper Capital Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize

LIVE news updates: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of N D Tiwari dead

A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom.

But there was no celebration as the Capital Gazette in Maryland learned on Monday it had won the most prestigious prize in American journalism, the BBC reported.

The staff quietly hugged in memory of five colleagues slain when a gunman burst into their office in June 2018.

16 Apr 2019, 8:55 AM

Cops seize 405 illegal weapons, liquor of ₹2 crore worth in Bulandshahr

Police seized huge quantity of weapons and liquor during regular checking in Bulandshahr on Monday.

"405 illegal weapons, 739 cartridges, liquor worth ₹2 Crore, ₹1.5 Crore cash have been seized," SSP N Kolanchi said.