Nine soldiers suffered minor injuries after militants attacked an army vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.
"A failed attempt was made to attack a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 Rashtriya Rifles with a vehicle-based IED while the army patrol was moving in the general area of Arihal in Pulwama on Monday evening," defence spokesman, Col. Rajesh Kalia told IANS.
"Troops all safe. Few minor injuries. Reports of attack on an Army convoy are unfounded and baseless," he added.
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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Bihar government and the Union Health Ministry calling for a detailed report on the growing number child deaths caused by the encephalitis virus in the state's Muzaffarpur district.
The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the rising number of deaths of children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur since the past few days.
The human rights body said that the Bihar encephalitis death toll had reportedly gone up by Monday to 100.
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will now issue press releases in Sanskrit too, with the first such document issued on Monday.
Earlier, speaking at a programme organised by Sanskrit Bharti, Adityanath said that Sanskrit was a part of "India's DNA".
"Sanskrit is now limited to religious mantras and rituals. We should realise that Sanskrit begins where science ends. We have weakened Sanskrit by not using it in day to day life," he said.
Opposition parties on June 17 created ruckus in the Lok Sabha objecting to the prefix "Sadhvi" that Pragya Singh Thakur used with her name while taking oath as the newly elected member of the lower House..
An IED blast took place while a security forces' vehicle was moving in Arihal, Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. Police at the spot ascertaining the facts
The troops are safe, few minor injuries. Reports of attack on Army convoy are unfounded and baseless.
Indian Army: Area cordoned and search operations in progress.
Jammu & Kashmir: SSP Srinagar Dr M Haseeb Mughal carried the son of SHO Anantnag, Arshad Khan in his lap during his wreath laying ceremony earlier today. SHO Arshad Khan was injured in Anantnag terror attack on June 12 and succumbed to his injuries y'day.
NHRC issues a notice to Chief Secretary, Govt of Bihar and Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, calling for a detailed report in deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
The Commission has also sought the status of implementation of National Programme for Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis Virus/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (NPPCJA) and other steps taken to deal with the situation. The response is expected within four weeks.
Anantnag (J&K) encounter: One terrorist neutralized in the operation, arms and ammunition recovered. Identity and affiliation of the terrorist being ascertained.
Mehul Choksi submits affidavit in the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, with details of his diseases and says he left country not to flee but for medical treatment.
“I am currently residing in Antigua and willing to co-operate in the investigation. If court may deem it fit,it may direct the investigating officer to travel to Antigua.”
“I am willing to appear before special court and before investigating officer through video conferencing.”
In his affidavit Choksi has said that claims of Enforcement Directorate & CBI, that he is not joining the probe are wrong. Citing his medical history, Choksi claims he cannot travel outside Antigua. However, he said ED and CBI can question him in Antigua.
In a setback to the state's ruling CPI-M, the Kerala High Court on Monday directed that a murder case in which two top party leaders are accused be shifted from Kannur to the CBI court.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in February, had filed the final charge sheet against senior Communist Party of India-Marxist leader P. Jayarajan and young party legislator T.V. Rajesh in the February 2012 Abdul Shukoor murder case.
Hearing the CBI's plea, the high court ordered transfer of the trial from the Tellichery court, where the CBI had initially filed the charge sheet, to the CBI court in Kochi.
In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said.
Oberoi, who was arrested on May 6 for allegedly raping and blackmailing the woman, was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on June 7.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the woman's arrest by the Oshiwara Police for filing a false complaint against Oberoi and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25.
Six people were killed on Monday after their car fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand, police said.
The accident occurred in Tyuni area of Dehradun district when an Alto car, heading towards Tyuni Bazar from Banpur, fell into the gorge killing all the occupants on the spot.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed shock over the accident and asked the district authorities to provide compensation to the kin of the victims.
Shalimar Bagh Police Station ACP, KG Tyagi was beaten up by protesters yesterday after an auto driver Sarabjit Singh and his son were thrashed by police in Mukherjee Nagar.
Muzaffarpur MP Ajay Nishad on deaths due to Acute encephalitis syndrome said, “Children from entire Bihar come to Muzaffarpur, number of ICUs need to be increased. 1-3 children are being treated on same bed, shows lack of resources. If we work on it now, situation will be under control next year.”
“There's lack of doctors but they're working. It's not like every patient coming for treatment is dying, 70% are being cured. But there should not have been any death. Science has made so much advancement but we can't control a disease. Unfortunate!”
“There's rise in number of patients this year compared to last year. Biggest reason can be very high temperatures this yr. Some say it happened after eating Litchi, some say it happened due to malnutrition. But the actual cause of this has not been ascertained yet. Doctors and govt are at work, we will raise this issue in the Lok Sabha.”
“I have suggested not more than 2 relatives inside emergency and I urge you to frame a package to set up reinforced gates at emergency departments. I suggest, there should be dedicated PR persons at district level hospitals to interact with patients’ relatives instead of doctors doing it,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
A Kolkata-based magician, who attempted an underwater escape trick like legendary magician Harry Houdini, is feared to have drowned in the Ganga as his body could not be found till Monday afternoon, police said.
Chanchal Lahiri, who goes by the stage name of 'Jadukar Mandrake', was on Sunday reportedly lowered into the river from Kolkata's Millennium Park area with his hands and legs tied as part of the stunt but could not come out of the water.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on deaths in Muzaffarpur, Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome said, “Our teams are stationed there and are working from the very first day. I have gone there and met the patients. I even went through their case sheet and spoke to doctors in details.”
A police officer was injured after allegedly being attacked by a sword by a tempo driver following an accident between their vehicles on Sunday, police said.
A video of the incident which occurred in north Delhi has gone viral.
Death toll due to heatstroke at Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya rises to 35; 28 of them died while undergoing treatment while 7 were brought dead. 106 patients are undergoing treatment. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the patient’s today.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday met his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.
Rao, who arrived in Vijayawada in the afternoon, offered prayers at the Kanaka Durga temple. He later left for Jagan Reddy's residence in Tadepalli in Andhra Pradesh capital region Amaravati.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, had lunch with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and invited him to attend the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram project. They also discussed inter-state issues.
West Bengal: State Health Department bus carrying representatives of doctors scheduled to meet CM Mamata Banerjee in Nabanna, today.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has agreed for media coverage of her meeting with two representatives from each Medical College of the state.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “My 4th consecutive term as a Member of the Lok Sabha begins today. Representing Wayanad, Kerala, I begin my new innings in Parliament by taking my oath this afternoon, affirming that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India.”
District Magistrate issues an order in view of scorching heat under section 144 (prohibiting unlawful assembly); bans governmental/non-governmental construction works, MGNREGA labour work, and any cultural programme or gathering in open spaces, between 11 am to 4 pm.
An under-construction water tank collapses in Bengaluru. Three labourers died, several others trapped under the rubble. Rescue operations are underway.
Jodhpur Court acquits Salman Khan in case against him for submitting fake affidavit in the black buck poaching case that he lost the license documents of his weapons, though the license were sent for renewal. Salman's counsel argued his intention wasn't to submit false affidavit.
Shyam Rajak, Bihar Minister when asked if CM Nitish Kumar will visit SKMCH, Muzaffarpur where more than 80 patients have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES): Everything is being monitored by CM. What is important? Monitoring and treating the patients or him visiting here?
Nirav Modi to be declared a fugitive, matter was fixed for hearing today at City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai. Nirav Modi's counsel filed an application that case can only be tried by a court designated under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act & Prevention of Corruption Act.
The City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai has issued notice on the application filed by Nirav Modi's counsel and has now adjourned the matter on June 25 for reply and hearing on the application.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the incident where an auto-driver was allegedly thrashed by policemen in Mukherjee Nagar area yesterday: It's an unfortunate incident. We condemn the incident. I appeal to the LG and Home Minister to take strict action against the accused police officers.
Gyan Bhushan, Superintendent Pawapuri Medical College, Nalanda: 5 people have died due to heat stroke; 58 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital after heatstroke.
Healthcare services across Kerala were affected as doctors of state-run hospitals boycotted work for two hours on Monday and those of the private hospitals supporting the 24-hour nationwide strike being observed in support of the protests in West Bengal.
Long queues near Outpatient Departments (OPDs) were seen in several government hospitals across the state in the early hours of the day. Some patients said they didn't know of the strike and have been waiting for hours.
"We left our homes at 3 am and do not know if the doctors will attend on us," a patient at the government hospital said.
Two militants were killed and three soldiers, including an Army officer, injured on Monday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. The injured troops belong to 19 Rashtriya Rifles.
"The three injured have been shifted to a hospital and some militants were still engaged in the ensuing gunfight," the police said.
The gunfight took place after personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police personnel surrounded the Bidoora village in Achabal area following information about the presence of militants.
Delhi's Saket Court grants bail to Monty Chadha (son of late liquor baron Ponty Chadha), in connection with a cheating case. Bail has been granted to him on two surety bail bonds of ₹50,000 each.
Hitting out at the Delhi Police for alleged assault on a man in the national capital's Mukherjee Nagar area, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded on Monday an investigation into the incident.
Taking to twitter, Kejriwal demanded strict action against those guilty.
"Delhi Police brutality in Mukherjee Nagar is highly condemnable and unjustified. I demand an impartial probe into the whole incident & strict action against the guilty. Protectors of citizens can't be allowed to turn into uncontrolled violent mobsters," Kejriwal tweeted.
Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP at Parliament said, “It's a great institution which has shaped country's past, present and future. I'm entering it with lot of gratitude for people who've elected me and also with sense of idealism to ensure Bharat Mata reaches pinnacle of glory which it's destined to do.”
Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur rises to 100, said Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent at Sri Krishna Medical College&Hospital (SKMCH)
Healthcare services at several government and private hospitals in the national capital will be hit on Monday as scores of doctors have decided to boycott work for a day in support of their striking colleagues in West Bengal.
Health care services in the Uttar Pradesh capital were largely crippled on Monday as over 10,000 doctors proceeded on strike in support of their counterparts in West Bengal.
Doctors in Kerala from both private and state-run hospitals went on a token strike on Monday in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.
Fire broke out in Attur layout of Yelahanka area, in Bengaluru last night. No casualties reported.
Exchange of fire underway between security forces & terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.
Acting on credible inputs about the presence of militants in Achabal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, the official said.