LIVE news updates: Gunfight underway between terrorists and security forces in J&K’s Shopian district

An exchange of fire begins between terrorists and a joint team of security forces in the forest area of Yarwan area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir

Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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21 May 2019, 6:54 PM

CBI has filed reply in case of disproportionate assets against Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav

CBI: Had filed a reply on the status of the case on 10th may 2019 in the Supreme Court in a petition filed in a honourable court this year relating to the case

21 May 2019, 6:50 PM

Gym trainer Mohit Mor shot dead by motorcycle borne assailants in Najafgarh

21 May 2019, 5:32 PM

Dutee Chand: Sister blackmailing me, asked for Rs 25 lakhs; as a result I was forced to come out

Sprinter Dutee Chand who has come out about her same-sex relationship, in Bhubaneswar said, “My own sister is blackmailing me, she asked me for Rs 25 lakh. She had once beaten me, I'd reported to the police. Since she was blackmailing me, I was forced to come out about my relationship.”

21 May 2019, 5:26 PM

8 killed and 9 injured in collision between a van and tanker in Gujarat

Eight people killed, nine seriously injured in collision between a van and a tanker in Anklav village, in Anand district; injured admitted to a nearby hospital

21 May 2019, 4:18 PM

Pilot accused of sexual harassment barred from entering Air India premises

An Air India pilot accused of sexual harassment has been told that he needs a written permission to enter the airline's offices till an inquiry is over, according to an official document.

Last Wednesday, the national carrier had said it has set up a high-level inquiry to probe a junior woman pilot's sexual harassment complaint against a the accused, who is holding a senior position of commander rank.

21 May 2019, 4:08 PM

Ravi Shastri: World Cup might be a stage but the stage is to be enjoyed

World Cup might be a stage but the stage is to be enjoyed, if we play to our potential then the Cup might be back here. Its a strong competition, even Bangladesh and Afghanistan are much stronger than in 2015, said Coach Ravi Shastri

21 May 2019, 3:45 PM

Virat Kohli: Handling pressure is the most important thing in the World Cup

Handling pressure is the most important thing in the World Cup and not necessarily the conditions. All our bowlers are fresh, no one looks fatigued.

21 May 2019, 3:18 PM

Gunfight underway between terrorists and security forces in J&K's Shopian district

An exchange of fire begins between terrorists and a joint team of security forces in the forest area of Yarwan area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.

After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Yarwan forests of Keller area, the security forces launched a search operation.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, the militants started firing which triggered the ongoing gunfight, police sources said.

21 May 2019, 2:45 PM

Four hours after disruption, services restored on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line

Services were restored on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line on Tuesday nearly four hours after a technical glitch on a section of the corridor left thousands of commuters stranded.

The train services were hit around 9.32 am due to breakdown of the overhead wire (OHE) at Sultanpur station, leading to tripping of power supply in the section, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said.

Rush-hour commuters were left hassled as trains were temporarily run in two loops -- between Huda City Centre and Sultanpur and between Samaypur Badli and Qutub Minar.

21 May 2019, 2:27 PM

Sharif seeks release from jail on medical grounds

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif filed a fresh petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking release from prison on medical grounds in a corruption case, the media reported on Tuesday.

The petition filed on Monday sought suspension of Sharif's seven-year sentence and subsequent grant of post-arrest bail on medical grounds, Dawn news reported.

21 May 2019, 1:46 PM

Maratha students seeking SEBC quota withdraw stir

Several post-graduate medical students withdrew their protest on Tuesday after the Maharashtra governor signed an ordinance to provide quota to the Maratha community members under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) category.

Around 250 students were sitting on a protest at the Azad Maidan here for the last two weeks, after the Bombay High Court earlier this month ruled that the 16 per cent quota offered to Marathas will not be applicable on admissions to post-graduate (PG) medical courses this year.

Later, when the Supreme Court also upheld the HC ruling, leading to cancellation of admissions granted to 253 students, the state government took the ordinance route.

21 May 2019, 1:06 PM

9 held for selling drugs meant for defence, ESIC hospitals

The Navi Mumbai police in Maharashtra claimed to have busted an inter-state racket of illegal sale of medicines meant for defence and ESIC hospitals and arrested nine people, an official said on Tuesday.

The accused allegedly procured an anti-diabetic medicine, Galvus 50 mg manufactured by Novartis company, for sale in the retail market by erasing its stamp mentioning 'for defence' and 'not for sale', Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said in a release.

21 May 2019, 12:58 PM

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar ahead of proposed march by separatists

Restrictions were on Tuesday imposed in parts of the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the separatists' plan to hold a march to Eidgah martyrs graveyard for paying tributes to slain Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

The district administration imposed restrictions in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharajgunj and Safa Kadal police station areas of the old city, officials said.

21 May 2019, 12:37 PM

Nepali Sherpa guide climbs Mount Everest 24th time, breaks own record

Kami Rita Sherpa, the 50-year-old veteran Nepali mountaineer, scaled Mount Everest for the 24th time Tuesday as he guided an Indian police team atop the world's highest peak, breaking his own record for the most Everest ascents within a week.

Kami, who conquered Everest 23rd time on May 15, scaled the 8,848-metre peak along with the Indian team, becoming the only mountaineer in the world to hold the record for most Everest summits.

21 May 2019, 12:31 PM

SC stays Delhi HC order disallowing black money law to operate retrospectively

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Delhi High Court order which had held that the 2016 black money law cannot be allowed to operate with retrospective effect from July 2015 to book and probe offenders.

A vacation bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra also stayed the May 16 order of the high court, which had restrained the Income Tax (I-T) department from taking any action against VVIP chopper scam accused Gautam Khaitan, against whom a black money case has been lodged.

"Notice. The impugned order (of the high court) is stayed," the bench said while agreeing to hear the appeal of the Centre against the high court order.

21 May 2019, 11:56 AM

Fire breaks out in a commercial building at MG Road in Thiruvananthapuram

Fire breaks out in a commercial building at MG Road, Thiruvananthapuram. Five fire tenders are present at the spot. No injuries or casualties have reported. More details awaited.

21 May 2019, 10:32 AM

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism, says New Zealand police

21 May 2019, 10:24 AM

Mentally challenged woman raped in Maharashtra

A 20-year-old mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by an unidentified man in Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.

The offence came to light some days back when doctors found that she was pregnant, a police spokesperson said.

The victim was allegedly raped on several occasions in the last two-and-a-half months by the man at her home in Vasai area here when her parents, who are labourers, went out for work, he said.

21 May 2019, 10:24 AM

Rahul Gandhi: On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude

“My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

21 May 2019, 9:53 AM

Rupee rises 6 paise against US dollar on foreign fund inflows

Rising for the second straight session, the rupee Tuesday inched up 6 paise to 69.80 against the US dollar on fresh foreign funds inflows amid exit poll predictions of a clear majority for the NDA.

Besides, a positive start of the equity markets also supported the rupee, forex dealers said.

However, a strong US dollar against major global currencies and rising crude prices capped gains of the domestic unit, they added.

21 May 2019, 9:49 AM

Sensex rises over 200 pts to hit record high in early trade

The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 200 points to hit a record intra-day high of 39,565.82 as investors' euphoria over exit poll outcome continued in early session on Tuesday.

The 30-share index was trading 205.24 points, or 0.52 per cent, higher at 39,557.91.

In similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty rose 48.90 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 11,877.15.

In the previous session, the Sensex ended 1,421.90 points, or 3.75 per cent, higher at 39,352.67, and the Nifty soared 421.10 points, or 3.69 per cent, to 11,828.25.

21 May 2019, 9:35 AM
21 May 2019, 9:16 AM

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march

Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march.

21 May 2019, 8:50 AM

Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary

21 May 2019, 8:50 AM

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pranab Mukherjee pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pranab Mukherjee pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary at Veer Bhumi.

21 May 2019, 8:41 AM

2 DRG personnel injured in an IED blast in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

2 District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel injured in an IED blast near Gogunda in Sukma district. More details awaited.

21 May 2019, 8:41 AM

Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Nicobar Island

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 struck Nicobar islands region at 2:04 am on Tuesday, May 21.

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