LIVE news updates: HC seeks JNU reply on plea for early hearing of contempt petition in sexual harassment case

The Delhi HC sought JNU’s response on a plea by several women students seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and a professor who is accused in sexual harassment case

LIVE news updates: HC seeks JNU reply on plea for early hearing of contempt petition in sexual harassment case

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20 May 2019, 6:30 PM

6 arrested over links to training facility of banned extremist group in Lanka

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested six suspects, including an employee at the Parliament, over their alleged links to a training facility of the banned Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) in Kurunegala, police said on Monday.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara told the media that initially three suspects had been apprehended after the training facility was discovered at a coconut estate upon a tip-off received by the Kurunegala Police.

20 May 2019, 5:55 PM

It will be 'official end of Iran' if US interests attacked: Trump warns Tehran

In his sternest direct threat to Tehran, US President Donald Trump has warned that a military confrontation with America would "be the official end of Iran."

Tensions between the US and Iran have been growing as the Trump administration has deployed a carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf, citing Iranian "threats." "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran," he said in a tweet on Sunday.

"Never threaten the United States again!" The terse tweet comes amid rising fears over a potential military confrontation between the two countries. Trump administration officials are debating recent intelligence regarding whether Iran or the militias it supports are possibly planning to attack US assets in the Gulf or whether it is acting defensively in an attempt to deter US action.

20 May 2019, 5:41 PM

Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA

Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday.

"We have launched an inquiry after a tribal girl filed an FIR at the East Agartala Women Police Station on Sunday night," said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime) Koel Debbarma.

A young tribal girl, resident of Mandwai in western Tripura, has lodged the sexual harassment complaint against Dhananjoy Tripura, 31, a member of the Tripura assembly representing the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), which is a junior alliance partner of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

20 May 2019, 5:38 PM

Pellet victims protest, demand ban on use of pellet guns

A group of pellet victims, who were injured during law and order situations in the Kashmir Valley over the past few years, on Monday held a protest here demanding complete ban on the use of pellet guns by security forces.

The protestors, under the banner of Pellet Victims Welfare Trust, held the protest at Press Enclave against continuous use of pellet guns in the valley by police and paramilitary forces.

The protesters demanded ban on pellet guns, saying their continued use could render more people blind.

20 May 2019, 5:37 PM

HC seeks JNU reply on plea for early hearing of contempt petition in sexual harassment case

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought JNU's response on a plea by several women students seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and a professor who is accused in a sexual harassment case.

Justice JR Midha issued notices to the university, its vice chancellor, professor Atul Johri and Delhi Police on the early hearing application and listed the matter for consideration on July 2.

The court also called for the records of the main petition on the next date.

20 May 2019, 5:33 PM

Roof of a house collapsed after a storm in Anol village of Uttarkashi district

Uttarakhand: Roof of a house collapsed after a storm in Anol village of Uttarkashi district, today. No injuries/casualties reported.

20 May 2019, 5:33 PM

3 people have been taken into custody by Pune Rural Police for allegedly trying to leopard cubs

Maharashtra: Three people have been taken into custody by Pune Rural Police for allegedly trying to smuggle two 4-month-old leopard cubs, earlier today. Further investigation underway.

20 May 2019, 4:56 PM

NIA conducts raids at 10 places in the state in connection with a case filed on January 8 against eight people for allegedly supporting ISIS.

20 May 2019, 4:48 PM

AMUL increases price of milk by Rs 2

RS Sodhi, Managing Director of GCMMF ltd (AMUL): AMUL increases price of milk by Rs 2. The prices will come into effect from tomorrow.

20 May 2019, 4:41 PM

Missing J&K teacher's body recovered from Bandipora

The body of a teacher, who went missing from Bandipora on May 13, was recovered from the same district on Monday.

"The body of Mushtaq Ahmad Lone of Sheikhpora Mantrigam, missing since May 13, was recovered from Laharwalpora village today (Monday). The body, spotted by locals in Wular Lake, has been seized by the police," said the police.

According to the police, a team of forensic experts was rushed to the spot and an inquiry under Section 174 of the CrPC has been initiated to ascertain the cause of death.

20 May 2019, 4:26 PM

UGC asks varsities to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism day

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism day to wean away the youth from terrorism.

The activities suggested for the day include debates, discussions, symposium, pledge taking ceremony and screening of films.

"Every year May 21 is observed as Anti-Terrorism day in India to wean away the youth from terrorism and showing as to how it is prejudicial to the national interest," the commission said in a letter to vice chancellors.

20 May 2019, 3:50 PM

6 killed, 10 hurt in SUV-truck collision in Chhattisgarh

Six people, including a woman and a minor girl, were killed and 10 others injured when an SUV collided with a truck in Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district on Monday, a police official said.

The mishap took place at Pendari Ghat when 15 people were going in the SUV (sports utility vehicle) from Balrampur district to visit a temple in neighbouring Surajpur, he said.

According to preliminary information, the driver of the truck coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels due to some technical snag in its gearbox.

As a result, the truck collided head on with the SUV, killing five people, including drivers of both the vehicles, on the spot, he said.

20 May 2019, 3:26 PM

Swedish prosecutors request Julian Assange's detention over rape investigation

20 May 2019, 3:26 PM

PDP activist succumbs to injures after militant attack

A Peoples Democratic Party activist, who was shot at by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital on Monday, an official said.

Mohammad Jamal, who was shot at inside his residence at Zungalpora village on Sunday night, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS hospital, the official said.

PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of her party worker.

"Heartbreaking. Party workers in Kashmir put their neck on the line & have to suffer for their beliefs," Mufti tweeted. "Ironic that such mindless violence is justified in the name of Islam in the month of Ramzan. Shame on these cowards who call themselves Muslims."

20 May 2019, 3:05 PM

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Assange on rape suspicion

20 May 2019, 3:01 PM

SC dismisses petition filed by Janhit Manch challenging Nagpur bench order about non-application of SEBC Act

Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by, Janhit Manch, challenging the Nagpur bench order about non-application of the SEBC Act (Maratha Reservation) to PG medical and dental courses.

20 May 2019, 2:15 PM

Sensex at 39,249.76, up by 1,318.99 points

20 May 2019, 2:14 PM

Man killed over land dispute in Reasi

A 64-year-old man was killed by five persons over a land dispute in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said on Monday. Five persons have been arrested for the killing.

Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Khayala village, was working in his field on Sunday when the main accused Mir Hussain along with four of his associates allegedly attacked him, a police official said.

Rasool succumbed to injuries on way to a hospital, he added. Police said the killing was a fallout of a land dispute.

20 May 2019, 2:06 PM

Over 51,000 farmers get Rs 21 cr drought assistance in Maha

More than 51,000 farmers in Palghar district of Maharashtra have been provided drought assistance worth Rs21.09 crore, an official said on Monday.

Due to the deficient monsoon last year, reservoirs in the district have only about 22% water stock of their total storage capacity, collector Prashant Narnavre said in a statement.

"So far, 51,174 farmers from 333 villages in Palghar have been paid Rs21.09 crore towards compensation for the scarcity situation in the district," he said.

The state tribal development department's principal secretary, Manisha Verma, toured the district during the weekend to review the water crisis and assured there was no dearth of funds to tackle the situation, he added.

20 May 2019, 1:55 PM

A Special NIA Court has directed the Nashik police SP to provide security to defence lawyers who want to visit blast site

2008 Malegaon Blast case: A Special NIA Court has directed the Nashik police SP to provide security to the defence lawyers in this case who want to visit the blast site.

20 May 2019, 1:55 PM

Maoist attack in Jharkhand: 3 cops injured

Three policemen were injured in a Maoist attack in Seraikela district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said.

Members of the banned Left-wing extremist group detonated landmines and then fired indiscriminately on a police bus in Hudanga village.

The police personnel were on their way to the Suru irrigation project and dam when the attack took place. The injured policemen were rushed to a Jamshedpur hospital.

20 May 2019, 1:46 PM

Fans' petition to remake 'Game of Thrones' season 8 attracts one million signatures

20 May 2019, 1:41 PM

Cross examination of MJ Akbar to continue on July 6

Cross examination of MJ Akbar to continue on July 6. Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court adjourns hearing for the day in connection with the defamation case filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

20 May 2019, 12:59 PM

2 arrested for live streaming voting on Facebook Live

You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.

The police arrested Rahul Kalia, a Congress leader, and Bhanu Partap, a Bharatiya Janata Party councillor of Ward No. 3 in Kurali municipal council in Mohali after they shot a video on Facebook Live while voting in the seventh and final phase of voting on Sunday, the local media reported.

20 May 2019, 12:53 PM

Piyush Goyal gives EC detailed report of violence against BJP workers

Piyush Goyal, BJP after meeting with EC: We gave the Election Commission detailed information of the violence inflicted upon our workers. We reiterated our demand for re-poll for constituencies where violence occurred in 7th phase and earlier phases, particularly in West Bengal.

20 May 2019, 12:41 PM

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav leaves after meeting BSP Chief Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow

20 May 2019, 12:31 PM

Had the decision been taken around 20 days ago, it would have been much better: Rajbhar

20 May 2019, 12:28 PM

TMC busy with post-poll calculations after exit polls

Miffed with exit poll predictions, the Trinamool Congress is busy with post-poll calculations based on reports received from the districts, a senior party leader said on Monday.

Dismissing the exit poll predictions, he said, "We do not have to worry about these exit poll reports, which in most cases do not match.

"We have our internal party report. We also have reports from districts and each and every constituency." The TMC leadership is also in talks with various opposition parties in the country, party sources said.

"Most of these exit polls are baseless and biased towards the BJP. We are not bothered about the exit polls.

Talks are on with all the opposition parties on the post-poll scenario.

20 May 2019, 12:18 PM

Swedish prosecution authority says it filed a request for Julian Assange to be detained in his absence

Reuters: Swedish prosecution authority says it filed a request for Julian Assange to be detained in his absence in relation to rape investigation.

20 May 2019, 12:17 PM

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav reaches BSP Chief Mayawati's residence in Lucknow

20 May 2019, 12:16 PM

5 suspicious persons nabbed by Border Security Force (BSF) in Khajuwala

Bikaner: 5 suspicious persons nabbed by Border Security Force (BSF) in Khajuwala; a car & Rs 10 lakh in cash seized from them. Case registered.

20 May 2019, 12:09 PM

Pakistan's jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif re-files bail application plea in high court

Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia corruption case.

The Supreme Court earlier this month dismissed the 69-year-old three-time prime minister's review petition seeking permanent bail on medical grounds and the permission to go abroad for treatment.

Sharif returned to the Kot Lakhpat jail on May 7 to serve his seven-year prison term in the case after the end of his six-week bail, which was granted to him on medical grounds with a condition that he would not leave Pakistan.

20 May 2019, 12:05 PM

Supreme Court issues notice to Hari Sankaran, former MD of IL&FS

Supreme Court issues notice to Hari Sankaran, former MD of IL&FS, on hearing a plea filed by the Centre. Sankaran was arrested by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) for his alleged role in loan defaults of IL&FS and its group companies

20 May 2019, 12:04 PM

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and actor Vivek Oberoi launch poster of biopic 'PM Narendra Modi'

20 May 2019, 11:48 AM

Madurai bench of Madras High Court grants anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan

Madurai bench of Madras High Court grants anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan in a case filed against him by Hindu Munnani party for his comments on Nathuram Godse.

20 May 2019, 11:48 AM

32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot

3 prison guards and 29 inmates were killed during a prison riot at a high security prison in Tajikistan. The riot was started by convicted Islamic State militants.

The Central Asian nation's Justice Ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat, 10 km east of the capital Dushanbe, as militants armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners.

20 May 2019, 11:45 AM

Union Council of Ministers likely to meet tomorrow; BJP President Amit Shah to host a dinner for NDA leaders tomorrow

20 May 2019, 11:35 AM

7 members of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party including OP Rajbhar's son Arvind Rajbhar also dismissed from services

7 members of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party including OP Rajbhar's son Arvind Rajbhar also dismissed from their services in committees set up by Uttar Pradesh Government with immediate effect.

20 May 2019, 11:26 AM

Ex-Kolkata Police chief moves SC seeking protection from arrest

20 May 2019, 11:23 AM

SC agrees to hear plea challenging Delhi High Court's order against lawyer Gautam Khaitan

Supreme Court agrees to hear tomorrow a plea of Centre challenging Delhi High Court's order that restrained Central government from taking action against lawyer Gautam Khaitan under provisions of Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.

20 May 2019, 11:21 AM

UP Gov accepts Yogi's request and dismisses OM Prakash Rajbhar

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik accepts CM Yogi Adityanath's request and dismisses Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief OM Prakash Rajbhar from the post of Minister for Backward Class Welfare and 'Divyangjan' Empowerment in UP cabinet with immediate effect.

20 May 2019, 10:41 AM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath recommends to governor sacking of minister Om Prakash Rajbhar from his cabinet

UP CM Office says "CM has requested Governor to dismiss Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party chief OM Prakash Rajbhar from UP cabinet with immediate effect." Rajbhar, a minister for backward class welfare & 'divyangjan' empowerment, had earlier resigned from cabinet but it wasn't accepted

20 May 2019, 9:58 AM

2 dead and 20 passengers injured after 2 buses collided on Mumbai-Pune highway

2 dead and over 20 passengers were injured after 2 buses collided on Mumbai-Pune highway in Khalapur, Raigad. Rescue & relief operation underway.

20 May 2019, 9:34 AM

Rupee appreciates 79 paise against US dollar to 69.44

20 May 2019, 9:33 AM

Sensex zooms 962 pts to 38,892.89; Nifty rallies over 200 pts to vault past 11,650

20 May 2019, 9:24 AM

One dead, 24 injured after bus rams into a truck on Lucknow-Agra expressway

Driver dead, 24 passengers injured after a bus rammed into a parked truck on Lucknow-Agra expressway in Hasanganj police station area. Injured rescued & admitted to hospital

20 May 2019, 9:24 AM

Blackbuck poaching case: Rajasthan HC sends fresh notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, Tabu over their acquittal

Rajasthan High Court sends fresh notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, Tabbu and Dushyant Singh on a plea filed by the government against their acquittal by a CJM court in Blackbuck poaching case. Hearing to take place after 8 weeks.

20 May 2019, 8:45 AM

Two naxals arrested in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh

Two Naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, arrested from Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh

20 May 2019, 8:38 AM

Singapore-bound plane makes emergency landing at Chennai airport

A Singapore-bound flight of a private carrier, which took off from Tiruchirapalli, made an emergency landing at the Chennai airport on Monday following a 'spark' in the engine, officials said.

The flight landed safely. Nobody was injured in the incident and all 170 passengers were safely disembarked, they said. The pilots detected the 'spark' while the plane was still in the Indian airspace, the officials said.

Immediately, the pilots contacted the Chennai airport for an emergency landing. Permission was granted and fire fighters were put on standby, they said.

20 May 2019, 8:08 AM

Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil: officials

Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.

There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. The attackers fled but the news website G1 quoted police as saying one was wounded and is in police custody. The fatalities are six women and five men, G1 said.

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