PIL has been filed against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over death of 109 children in Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome. Union Health Min Dr Harsh Vardhan,Bihar Health Min Mangal Pandey, MoS Health&Family Welfare,Ashwini Choubey also named in PIL. Case to be heard on 26 Jun
In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health.
Health Minister Naba Kishore Das directed Food Safty Commissioners to test the litchi being sold in the market after some reports suggested that the fruit was responsible for the deaths in Bihar.
The death toll from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis has increased to 100 in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.
At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town on June 18, police said
A court in Jharkhand rejected anticipatory bail of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) legislator Pradeep Yadav in a sexual harassment case on Tuesday.
Additional District Judge (ADH) in Deoghar district Mohammad Nasirudin rejected the anticipatory bail of Yadav.
A JVM-P woman leader had lodged an FIR against Yadav in April this year in a sexual harassment case against him. The case was lodged when he had filed his nomination paper as JVM-P's Lok Sabha candidate from Godda seat.
Indian markets may gain on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump signalled easing of US-China trade tensions.
Trump said in tweet on Tuesday that he "had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi Jinping of China"
"We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan. Our respective teams will begin talks prior to our meeting," Trump said.
Severe heatwave killed 12 more people in Bihar in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll over the past three days to 90, official said on Tuesday.
However unofficially, the heatwave has claimed more than 250 lives in three days across a dozen districts.
Deaths were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui districts, where temperatures hovered around 45.8 to 42 degrees Celsius on June 15, 16 and 17.
According to the State Disaster Management Department w
Jet Airways saw one of the worst days of its trading history on Tuesday as investors distanced themselves from the grounded airline after its lenders decided to initiate bankruptcy proceedings to recover dues.
Jet scrip hit their lowest point ever of Rs 32.25 per share, falling over 50 per cent before closing slightly higher at Rs 40.45 apiece, down 40 per cent.
The company also informed about the resignation of two independent directors -- Ashok Chawla and Sharad Sharma -- in another sign that the chances of its revival were remote.
A BJP youth wing activist was on Tuesday killed in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as post-poll violence continue to rock the state.
The saffron party has accused the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of being behind the murder.
"Ananda Pal, a 28-year-old Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) activist is brutally murdered by Trinamool Congress goons in Cooch Behar district's Natabari area on Tuesday.
Samajwadi Party lawmaker Shafiqur Rahman Barq refuses to chant Vande Mataram during oath, says it is against Islam
Tsunami warning issued after strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Japan
ED attaches movable properties comprising 6170 road vehicles worth Rs 1609.78 crore of M/s Sidhi Vinayak Logistics Ltd (SVLL), against proceeds of crime of Rs 1590 Crores in a bank fraud case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
The Christchurch District Court sentenced a New Zealand citizen to 21 months imprisonment for circulating the video of the horrific Christchurch mosque shooting, which killed 51 people
Two children were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion in a toilet here on Tuesday, police said
The incident was reported from Dubaval village in the district.
According to reports, the children were playing near the toilet, constructed under the government scheme by Shivpujan Bind but being used as a store room, when a loud explosion was heard and the children flung away.
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to accord Special Category Status (SCS) to the state without any further delay.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy moved the resolution which was adopted by voice vote on the last day of the first session of the newly-elected Assembly.
Jagan Reddy said SCS was the state's lifeline and it alone could undo the injustices meted to the state by dividing the united Andhra Pradesh without taking into consideration the view of the majority of the people.
In an interim relief, the Delhi High Court has directed a private clinic to continue with the stem cell treatment being provided to the patients till its further orders.
The court's interim direction came while hearing various petitions challenging the Centre's decision to put stem cell therapy in the category of new drugs.
The petitioners were being provided stem cell treatment in Nutech Mediworld Clinic in Green Park here.
A Delhi court on June 18 allowed the NIA to quiz Mohammad Arif Ghulambashir Dharampuria for 7 days in connection with the Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation terror funding case.
Terrorists lobbed a grenade at Pulwama police station in Jammu and Kashmir which exploded outside the station, June 18. Three civilians have received critical injuries. The area has been cordoned off.
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The CPI-M national leadership has washed its hands off Binoy Kodiyeri, son of its Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, against whom a rape case was filed last week.
While CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told the media in Delhi that he was not aware of the case, the party's Politburo member Brinda Karat said the party had nothing to do with the case.
"This has nothing to do with the party and it will not interfere with it. This has to be dealt by the person himself and the party will not protect anyone," said Karat.
Two dead and four injured after a raft overturns in Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam
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Army pays tribute to Havildar Amarjeet Kr & Naik Ajit Kr Sahoo who were injured in an IED blast at Arihal, Pulwama y'day&succumbed to their injuries today. Tribute also paid to Rifleman Anil Kr Jaswal who lost his life in encounter with terrorists today in Anantnag martyred soldiers
Two bodies were retrieved from the Arabian Sea in two separate incidents off the Juhu and Versova beaches in the city's western suburbs on Tuesday, an official said.
In the first instance, lifeguards deployed at Juhu Beach noticed a body floating in the waters near the Godrej Bungalow around 8 a.m.
As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m. on Monday.
As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 people trapped in the debris were rescued and 731 evacuated, according to the ministry, Xinhua news agency reported.
Safety inspection and rescue efforts are underway, with fire-fighters rushing to the quake-hit regions to conduct rescue and search operations.
A 60-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her son-in-law with an iron rod in Rohini area of Delhi following a heated argument, police said on Tuesday.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Rajesh (44) who had beaten his mother-in-law identified as Ramkali (60), a househelp by profession, to death.
"We received a police control room (PCR) call at around 11:30 a.m. informing about Ramkali being found dead in a nearby park. A team rushed to the spot. Locals informed us that she was hit with an iron rod on the head by Rajesh following which she collapsed," said S.D. Mishra, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Rohini.
A civilian's body was found on June 18 some distance away from June 17's gunfight site in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir
Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.
According to top Congress sources, the letter nominating Chowdhury, an MP from West Bengal's Behrampur and a former Union Minister, as party leader in the lower house was sent to Lok Sabha Secretariat.
Chowdhury himself confirmed his nomination as the Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha and said he would fulfil his responsibilities.
Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly Chandrakant Kavlekar, here on Tuesday, alleged that some departments wilfully delay replies to critical questions raised in the Assembly, depriving the Opposition opportunity to take on the treasury benches.
"Sometimes, we would get the reply just minutes before a question is raised. Some departments are doing it on purpose, to avoid attacks from the Opposition," Kavlekar said addressing the media after the Congress legislative party meeting at the Assembly complex.
"During the business advisory committee meeting, we will request the Chief Minister for submission of replies 48 hours before a particular question is called by the Speaker," Kavlekar said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday excused herself from the scheduled meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the chiefs of political parties in Delhi on Wednesday, while asking the Centre to prepare a white paper on "one nation, one election", instead of doing it "hurriedly".
Modi has invited the heads of all the political parties that have at least one member either in the Lok Sabha or in the Rajya Sabha for a meeting on June 19 to discuss several issues, including the "one nation, one election" idea, celebration of 75 years of Independence in 2022 and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year.
It will be followed by a dinner-meeting with all the MPs on June 20.
Domestic air passenger traffic saw a rebound in May as it increased by 2.96 per cent after a slump in April, according to the data released by aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday.
In April, domestic air passenger traffic had dropped by 4.5 per cent over the same period last year.
The domestic air traffic in May this year consisted of 12.20 million passengers as compared to 11.85 million passengers in the same month last year, a jump of 2.96 per cent, as per the data.
Maharashtra Government in assembly session today allocated Rs 500 crore rupees in its budget for modern weapons, instruments and technologies to put an end to Naxal activities in affected areas, also for special skill development program to provide employment to youth in the area.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar issues directions after visiting Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital in Muzaffarpur where 89 children have died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome AES). CM said environmental study should be conducted of affected areas and an analysis should be done.
He also gave directions to convert Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital (SKMCH) into a 2500-bed hospital (currently 610 beds), and 1500 beds should be arranged immediately in the 1st phase. A 'dharmshala' will also be built there for relatives and families.
Coimbatore: Three persons of ISIS module arrested and remanded to judicial custody till 28th June. FIR registered. They are suspected of planning an attack on public, intelligence officials, churches, temples, mosques, and other religious places in Coimbatore.
J&K Police on Marhama (Anantnag) encounter: On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by security forces at Marhama in Bijbehara area of District Anantnag. As search op was going on, hiding terrorists fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated.
One Army Jawan Anil Jaswal sustained gunshot injuries and attained martyrdom at hospital. 2 terrorists were killed; their bodies were retrieved. Terrorists have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat and Tawseef Ahmad Bhat of Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Sajad was wanted in Lethpora blast in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred earlier this year. As per the material evidence collected during the course of investigation it was learnt that vehicle used for carrying out the blast in Lethpora was owned by Sajad.
Top United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders on Tuesday met Kerala Congress (Mani) leader PJ Joseph, who was sidestepped by Jose K.Mani to become the Chairman of the party on Sunday.
Joseph on Monday managed to get a Supreme Court stay on Jose's election till July 17.
Kerala Congress (Mani) is the third biggest party in the Congress-led UDF and it is trying its best to amicably resolve the crisis before bypolls to the six Assembly seats.
Pakistan and the World Bank on Tuesday signed three loan agreements worth $918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education development in the country.
The agreements were signed by Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Noor Ahmed on behalf of the federal government and World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan while the representatives of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa signed their respective project agreements, reports Geo News.
The World Bank will provide $400 million for the ‘Pakistan Raises Revenue Programme' which is aimed at contributing to a sustainable increase in domestic revenue by broadening the tax base and facilitating compliance.
Jet Airways shares lost over half of its value on Tuesday following its lenders' decision to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the grounded airline.
Jet Airways stocks hit an intra-day low of Rs 32.25 per share, falling by a massive 52 per cent. At 1.41 p.m, Jet's stocks were trading at Rs 38.05 per share, down Rs 30.25 or 44.29 per cent.
SBI-led lenders consortium on Monday said that they have decided to "seek resolution under IBC since only a conditional bid was received and requirement of the investor for SEBI exemptions and resolution of all creditors is possible under IBC".
Enraged over brutal murder and dismembering of the body of an elderly man here in Mathura district a mob has vandalised a police check-post and pelted stones forcing policemen to flee.
The size of the approaching mob towards the Radhakund post late on Monday was so huge that the policemen there abandoned their posts.
According to reports, the body of the elderly man was found in the field in Govardhan area. The eyes of the deceased had been gouged out by the assailants.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal and former MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday announced a pre-poll alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
At a press conference here, Faesal and Rashid announced that the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM) and Awami Itehad Party have joined hands to form an electoral alliance called the Peoples United Front.
Rashid is the chief of Awami Itehad Party, while Faesal, who gave up his coveted career in the IAS to join politics, formed the JKPM.
Congress named senior lawmaker Adhir Chowdhury its leader in Lok Sabha.
At the long pending strategy session this morning, where Rahul Gandhi and his mother UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present, the matter was discussed.
A letter has been written to Lok Sabha, mentioning Choudhury would be the leader of the single largest party and represent it at all important selection committees.
Muzaffarpur MP Ajay Nishad: It is to be seen how the number of deaths be brought down to zero. I believe that we should concentrate and work on 4G - Gaon, Garmi, Gareebi, Gandgi (village, heat, poverty, uncleanliness). This disease (AES) is somewhere connected to these factors.
Patients coming in are very poor, most of them are from SC category & other backward classes. Their lifestyle belongs to a very low category. That needs to be raised. Parents take time to understand when their children fall sick, they need to be made aware.
Government of India compulsorily retires 15 very senior officers of the ranks of Principal Commissioner, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, & Deputy Commissioner of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) today, under Rule 56 (j).
Eight persons were killed and more than 24 injured when a milk tanker hit a tractor trolley.
The accident took place on Monday night on the Sitapur Lakhimpur road in the Kotwali police circle.
All the passengers of the tractor trolley were going to attend a wedding to Machrehata. Six persons died on the spot while more than two dozen were seriously injured in the accident.
Upset over being denied an agricultural power connection in his fields since 1980, a farmer recently attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in the presence of the Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
Speaking to media persons on Tuesday, the farmer, Ishwar Kharate, who tried to take his own life on Saturday (June 15), said that he had warned the district administration of his plans to commit suicide since he has not been given a power connection for nearly four decades.
Kharate said his grandfather had made the application to the concerned local authorities, but alleged that nothing had moved in the matter, compelling him to resort to the extreme measure to build pressure on the authorities.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on the outbreak of AES in Bihar, says, "I am not addressing a press conference here. I have said whatever I wanted to say. We are doing our best. We are monitoring the whole thing hourly."
West Bengal CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and informed him that she will be unable to attend the meeting of Presidents of all political parties, called by the Prime Minister, scheduled for tomorrow.
CM met the patients and their relatives.He was satisfied with present medical treatment being provided & ordered us to release a bulletin daily at 3pm. He was pained by the fact that adequate facilities for treatment were not available here, said SK Shahi, MS, SKMCH, Muzaffarpur
In a bid to promote Sanskrit, the Uttar Pradesh government will now issue press releases in Sanskrit along with Hindi, English and Urdu, an official said Tuesday.
The first press note in Sanskrit was issued by the state government's Information Department on Monday.
Senior officials of the Information Department said the important speeches of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and government information will be released also in Sanskrit, along with Hindi, English and Urdu.
The department has decided to take help of Lucknow-based Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan for translating chief minister's speeches for public release.
The Jaish-e-Muhammad (LeT) militant whose car was used in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, was killed in a gunfight on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
Sajad Ahmad Bhat was among the two militants who were killed in the gunfight on Tuesday morning in the district's Waghama area.
Locals hold protest outside Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is present at the hospital; Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is 108.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has passed a resolution to support NDA candidate Om Birla for his candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. Om Birla will file his nomination around 12 pm, on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at SKMCH Hospital in Muzaffarpur, where 89 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)
Two army personnel who were injured in IED attack on a mobile vehicle patrol of 44 RR in Arihal, Pulwama on Monday, have succumbed to their injuries.
"Salutations to Major Ketan Sharma who valiantly laid down his life fighting terrorists in Anantnag," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.
"Another cowardly terror attack on an Army truck in Pulwama, left jawans and civilians injured," he said.
"Expect government and intelligence agencies to take suitable action to curtail future attacks," Surjewala added.
On Monday, an Army major and a militant were killed, while another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.
In a separate incident, nine Army personnel and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in Pulwama district on Monday.
An Indian Army soldier and two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police sources said.
Acting on credible input about the presence of militants in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation this morning.
A Special Court in Prayagraj will its pass verdict on the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case on Tuesday
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar to visit Muzaffarpur today; Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur is 104