LIVE news updates: Kamal Nath appreciates police action says law same for all

Kamal Nath on BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya “It’s really saddening that a BJP leader behaves in such a manner, I congratulate police for taking action. Law is same for everyone”

Chief Minister Kamal Nath 
Chief Minister Kamal Nath

NH Web Desk

27 Jun 2019, 7:07 PM

Kamal Nath appreciates police action says "law is same for all"

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya who was arrested for thrashing a Municipal Corporation officer in Indore, “It's really saddening that a BJP leader behaves in such a manner, I congratulate police for taking action. Law is same for everyone.”

27 Jun 2019, 7:40 PM

MNREGA worker's son cracks JEE-Main

Son of a labourer employed under the rural job guarantee scheme (MNREGA) has become the first student of his village to crack the IIT.

He obtained 10,740th rank in JEE-Main and is now aiming to pursue engineering from NIT.

Lekhraj Bheel comes from Mogayabeeh Bhilan village in Jhalawar district. His father Mangilal Bheel and mother Sardari Bai are both illiterate and are unaware what the engineers do.

27 Jun 2019, 7:40 PM

Congress hits out at BJP for not allowing Gogoi presser at Delhi's Assam House

The Opposition Congress in Assam on Thursday slammed the BJP-led government in the state for not allowing former chief minister Tarun Gogoi to address a press conference in his room in Assam House in New Delhi.

The former three-time Assam Chief Minister wanted to interact with a few electronic media journalists in his room on Thursday. The Assam House officials, however, did not allow him, forcing him to address the media on the streets in front of the Assam House.

"This is undemocratic. There is no rule which restricts holding of a press conferences in Assam House," said APCC spokesperson Rituparna Konwar.

27 Jun 2019, 7:11 PM

1 dead in Ludhiana jail clash; inmates post live videos on FB

One person died and five prisoners and six police personnel received injuries after a bloody clash erupted between two groups of inmates in Ludhiana Central Jail on Thursday as they pelted stones at each other.

The inmates even made video clips of the incident on their cellphones and posted them live on Facebook.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who is in New Delhi, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, to be conducted by the Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana. Taking serious note of the incident, the Chief Minister asked for a detailed probe to identify the instigators of the violence.

27 Jun 2019, 7:01 PM

Slogans rent air outside HC as Maratha quota is upheld

Chants of "Jai Maratha", "Ek Maratha Lakh Maratha" reverberated outside the Bombay High Court Thursday as it upheld the validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education.

As the division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre pronounced the order, there was jubilation outside the court among supporters of the reservation.

They greeted each other with hugs and hand-shakes and the chants of "Jai Maratha", "Ek Maratha Lakh Maratha" (One Maratha is equal to one lakh Marathas) were shouted.

Amid euphoria, some Maratha activists on the court premises waved saffron flags with picture of warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji.

27 Jun 2019, 7:00 PM

Mumbai court defers decision on bail for Kerala CPI-M leader's son in rape case

For the second time, a court in Mumbai on Thursday deferred orders on the anticipatory bail plea filed by Kerala CPI-M leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri, in the rape case against him.

The court however directed that there should be no arrest of Binoy till Monday.

On June 21, when the case came up at the Dindoshi court in Mumbai, after hearing both sides, the court posted the case for the June 24, but later it was deferred to Thursday.

27 Jun 2019, 7:00 PM

Three arrested for supplying arms and ammunition

With the arrest of three suspects, Delhi police on Thursday claimed to have busted an inter-state network of illegal arms and ammunition suppliers.

The police identified the three as Khilafat Ali (56), Furkan (49), both hailing from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, and Khalid (28), a resident of UP's Hapur. Nineteen semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore and two revolvers with 15 spare magazines were recovered from the accused.

"We have launched a special drive to nab illegal arms suppliers following several cases where these weapons were used in the capital and the NCR," said Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Cell. He said these weapons are smuggled from Sendhwa, Khargone, Dhar and Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh and Munger in Bihar.

27 Jun 2019, 7:00 PM

Mistaken identity lands Assam woman in detention camp for 3 years

A woman from Assam's Chirang district, sent by a foreigners' tribunal to a detention camp three years back on suspicion that she was an illegal infiltrator after being mistaken for someone else of the same name, has now been freed.

"I am happy that I can take care of my daughter now. She is physically challenged, she needs my help always," said Madhubala Mondal, 59, after her release on Wednesday.

Mondal, a widow who worked as a domestic help, had to spend three years at a detention camp in Kokrajhar district after she was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners' Tribunal in March 2016.

27 Jun 2019, 6:21 PM

Mumbai Police files an FIR of rape against actor-producer Aditya Pancholi based on Kangana Ranaut's statement

27 Jun 2019, 5:34 PM

NRC Assam Coordinator, Prateek Hajela: Names same as those published on July 30 2018

NRC Assam Coordinator: As per provisions contained in Clause 5 of the Schedule of The Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003, an Additional Draft Exclusion List consisting of 1,02,462 persons has been published today. (June 26)

NRC Assam Coordinator, Prateek Hajela: The persons whose names appear in the Additional Draft Exclusions List are those persons whose names were included in the Draft NRC published on 30th July 2018.

27 Jun 2019, 5:29 PM

Political strategist Prashant Kishor leaves from Nabanna (State Secretariat of West Bengal), TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee is also present with him.

27 Jun 2019, 5:26 PM

Air India 191 Mumbai-Newark flight lands safely; bomb threat declared a hoax

Air India Spokesperson: Air India 191 Mumbai-Newark flight has landed safely at London and all passengers are safe. Earlier, the flight had made a precautionary landing due to a bomb threat that was declared hoax.

27 Jun 2019, 5:18 PM

11 students killed in accident in J&K's Mughal Road

Eleven students of a private computer training institute were killed while seven others were injured on Thursday in a road accident on Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Police sources said 11 students, including nine girls, were killed and seven were injured when a vehicle carrying the students of a private computer training institute on excursion went out of control near Pir Ki Gali on Mughal Road and plunged into a deep gorge.

"A rescue operation was launched immediately. The injured have been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment," the sources said.

27 Jun 2019, 5:15 PM

Mizoram Assembly adjourned sine die

The third session of the eighth Mizoram Legislative Assembly which commenced from June 12 was adjourned sine die by Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo on Thursday.

The state annual budget for the financial year 2019- 2020 amounting to Rs 10,692,30 crore was presented by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who also holds charge of the Finance portfolio, on June 13 in the Assembly and was unanimously passed on Wednesday.

One bill and two amendment bills were passed during the session.

27 Jun 2019, 5:15 PM

Mumbai Court grants anticipatory bail to Binoy Kodiyeri till Monday

A Mumbai Court grants anticipatory bail to Binoy Kodiyeri till Monday, in connection with a rape case. He is the son of CPM Kerala Chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

27 Jun 2019, 4:23 PM

Nirav Modi appears before London's Westminster Magistrate's court via video link; custody remanded till 25th July

Nirav Modi appears before London's Westminster Magistrate's court via video link. Judge says, Court to do all it can to facilitate his request to access documents relating to his case while he is in prison. He has been remanded to custody till 25th July, the next date of hearing.

London's Westminster Magistrates' Court: Nirav Modi's defence team has requested the extradition judge for a laptop so that Nirav Modi can review Indian Government's 5000-page case against him in prison.

27 Jun 2019, 4:13 PM

Three sanitation workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning septic tank in Coimbatore

Three sanitation workers died after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a septic tank in Keelanatham area, today. Police have registered a case and further investigation is underway.

27 Jun 2019, 4:12 PM

Civil Aviation Min Hardeep Puri in Lok Sabha: Revival of Jet Airways only possible under Insolvency Bankruptcy Code

Civil Aviation Min Hardeep Puri in Lok Sabha on a question on the closure of Jet Airways: Revival of Jet Airways only possible under Insolvency Bankruptcy Code. Mobilising financial resources and ensuring efficient operations as per business plan are the responsibility of the airline. Government of India has no role in raising funds for Jet Airways, as it is an internal matter of the airline.

27 Jun 2019, 4:01 PM

Freedom fighter Mohammed Bazi dies at 102

Well known freedom fighter Mohammed Bazi passed away on Thursday at the age of 102 following illness in Odisha's Nabarangpur district.

Bazi, who was unmarried, breathed his last at his residence. He was laid to rest with full state honours in Nabarangpur.

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Bazi had participated in the freedom movement against British rule and was arrested several times for his anti-British activities.

27 Jun 2019, 3:58 PM

Bombay High Court has asked to bring down the reservation for Marathas in educational institutions to 12% and in govt job appointments to 13% reservation

27 Jun 2019, 3:58 PM

A Tamil Nadu Court sends three ISIS terrorist suspects who were arrested by Tamil Nadu police last week, to 5-day police custody

27 Jun 2019, 3:43 PM

Mumbai staring at severe water crises as lakes dry up

In an ominous statement, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday warned of an impending water crisis looming over the country's commercial capital owing to delayed monsoon.

Left with barely 4.95% water stocks in all the lakes, the BMC has now started using its precious water reserves to quench the thirst of the city's 17 million people.

"The civic administration has made arrangements of supplying water to the citizens up to July-end using reserve stocks of water. All are requested to cooperate and the citizens must use water carefully," the BMC said in an official appeal.

27 Jun 2019, 3:41 PM

Bombay High Court upholds Maratha reservation given by Maharashtra govt. A petition had challenged its constitutional validity

27 Jun 2019, 3:40 PM

DiCaprio steers attention to Chennai water crisis

Oscar winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism, has raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai. DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photograph of a dry well.

He wrote: "'Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.' A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The southern Indian city of Chennai is in crisis, after the four main water reservoirs ran dry."

"The acute water shortage has forced the city to scramble for urgent solutions and residents have to stand in line for hours to get water from government tankers. As the water levels depleted, hotels and restaurants started to shut temporarily, and the air con was turned off in the city's metro.

27 Jun 2019, 3:37 PM

Security tightened in Jammu as the first batch of Amarnath Yatra is to be flagged off on 30th June from Jammu Base Camp

Security tightened in Jammu as the first batch of Amarnath Yatra is to be flagged off on 30th June from Jammu Base Camp; drones being used by security forces to monitor the situation.

27 Jun 2019, 3:31 PM

Team India have displaced England as the No.1 ranked side on the ICC ODI Team Rankings.

27 Jun 2019, 3:26 PM

ITBP team had recovered seven bodies of mountaineers who were hit by an avalanche in Uttarakhand

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, DM Pithoragarh: ITBP team had recovered seven bodies of mountaineers, who were hit by an avalanche near Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand. Several difficulties are being encountered due to bad weather. The search for the 8th body is on.

27 Jun 2019, 3:25 PM

4 people feared dead, 7 injured after vehicle fell into deep gorge in Shopian district

At least 4 people feared dead, 7 injured after their vehicle fell into a deep gorge near Peer Ki Gali in Shopian district. The injured have been shifted to hospital. Rescue operation is underway.

27 Jun 2019, 3:06 PM

Air India 191 Mumbai-Newark flight has made a precautionary landing at London Stansted Airport due to a bomb threat. More details awaited.

27 Jun 2019, 2:57 PM

Protests at MCF as news of rlys' proposal to corporatise production units gains traction

Railways' most modern production unit, the Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli, producing around 2,000 coaches each year, is seething with anger over the ministry's 100-day plan proposing corporatisation of its manufacturing units and workshops.

On Tuesday, when the director general, personnel, visited the factory, he was accosted by over 2,500 workers who raised "go back" slogan.

L N Pathak, the general secretary of Rail Coach Factory Men's Union, Modern Coach Factory, said, "This is unit is aiming to produce 2,158 coaches in the current fiscal. Two years back we used to produce 750. Imagine the growth. There are 2,500 staff here, around 1,700 of whom were directly posted through RRBs. They take pride in the fact that they are part of the railways' most modern and technologically advanced factory."

"Now, we get to know, not from railways but from news reports, that they are planning to hive us off to companies. We will resist this. While work has not been affected yet, we are holding rallies, meetings and protesting before work at 7:30 am, during lunch and after work," he said.

27 Jun 2019, 2:13 PM

Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah: We gave you food, shelter, and you vote for BJP; I wonder why

Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah, in Badami (Karnataka): I don't know why you people voted for BJP. News started coming in that BJP is leading from this place. Panchayat Bhawan was made by us. We gave you food, shelter, and you vote for BJP. I wonder why.

27 Jun 2019, 1:46 PM

10 jail inmates injured in clash in Punjab

At least 10 inmates of a jail in Punjab's Ludhiana city sustained injuries on Thursday in a clash between two groups, police said.

Security has been heightened in the Central Jail after the clash, a police officer said, adding the cause of provocation is yet to be ascertained.

The incident in the jail occurred in less than a week after Mohinder Pal Bittu, the prime suspect in a case relating to the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in Bargari in 2015, was beaten to death in the high-security prison in Nabha, near Patiala, by a murder convict and a murder accused on June 22.

27 Jun 2019, 1:41 PM

I have no knowledge about Vikas Chaudhary's murder, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary shot dead in Faridabad: It is not in my knowledge right now.

27 Jun 2019, 1:36 PM

Bodies of two women recovered from a house in Jaitpur. Police begin investigation

27 Jun 2019, 1:36 PM

BJP workers protest after party worker allegedly shot at by police in Gurap

BJP workers protest after a party worker was allegedly shot at by police last night in Gurap. The protestors are demanding strict action against the police personnel.

27 Jun 2019, 1:22 PM

Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri denies Union govt has any proposal for free rides for women in the Delhi Metro

Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Lok Sabha denies that Union Government has any proposal for free rides for women in Delhi Metro, the question was asked by TMC MP Saugata Roy.

27 Jun 2019, 1:21 PM

One killed, two injured in blast in J-K's Kulgam

One person was killed and two others injured on Thursday in a blast in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

An explosion took place at Chadder village in Kulgam district injuring three persons, one of whom succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital, a police official said.

The deceased has been identified as Nazir Ahmad, he added.  The other two are undergoing treatment, he said, adding, the matter is being investigated.

27 Jun 2019, 1:17 PM

Delhi Waqf Board to give ₹5 lakh as compensation to wife of Tabrez Ansari and provide her with a job and legal assistance

Delhi Waqf Board chairman and AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan: Delhi Waqf Board will give ₹5 lakh to wife of Tabrez Ansari (who was lynched in Jharkhand). Waqf Board will also give her a job and provide her legal assistance.

27 Jun 2019, 12:57 PM

Body of one active terrorist was recovered from the orchards of Bijbehara area of Anantnag District

Jammu & Kashmir Police: Body of one active terrorist was recovered from the orchards of Bijbehara area of Anantnag District while another injured terrorist was arrested by a joint team of Police and security forces from the area. Case registered. Investigation underway.

The killed terrorist has been identified as Adil Dass from Waghama Bijbehara; body handed over to the family after medico-legal formalities. The injured terrorist identified as Arif Hussain Bhat of Fathepora Larkipora Anantnag; taken into custody and admitted to hospital.

27 Jun 2019, 12:51 PM

Inter-caste lovers found hanging from tree in UP

Tension is mounting in Sikandrau town of Hathras district after villagers found bodies of a young inter-caste couple hanging from a tree early on Thursday.

The bodies have been sent for post mortem. Extra police has been deployed in the locality to maintain peace, police said.

The couple, belonging from different communities, were having an affair for the past one year but their backgrounds proved a major hurdle in their unison.

27 Jun 2019, 12:51 PM

Municipal Corporation employees protest against BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya who thrashed a Municipal Corporation officer in Indore, yesterday

27 Jun 2019, 12:49 PM

Youth Congress workers protest over AES deaths near Dr Harsh Vardhan’s residence in Delhi

27 Jun 2019, 12:46 PM

Youth Congress workers protest over AES deaths near Harsh Vardhan’s residence in Delhi

Muzaffarpur Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) deaths: Indian Youth Congress and Bihar Congress unit protested near Union Health Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan's residence in Delhi. Protesters later detained by Police.

27 Jun 2019, 12:38 PM

Income Tax raid underway on Hilal Ahmed Rather, son of Abdul Rahim Rather former Finance Minister of J&K

Income Tax raid underway on Hilal Ahmed Rather, son of Abdul Rahim Rather former Finance Minister of J&K. Raid is underway at 8 locations including Srinagar, Ludhiana and Delhi. Raid is going on in connection with misappropriation of loans from Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

27 Jun 2019, 12:36 PM

Heads of a mother & daughter tonsured allegedly for resisting molestation in Vaishali

Heads of a mother & daughter tonsured allegedly for resisting molestation in Bhagvanpur, Vaishali. SHO says,"Some men entered victims' home & tried to molest the daughter, when victim resisted, a ward member Khurshid called a barber & shaved their heads. 2 people arrested"

27 Jun 2019, 12:26 PM

Switzerland govt freeze 4 of Nirav Modi's accounts on ED's request

Switzerland government freezes Nirav Modi’s 4 bank accounts on the request of Enforcement Directorate. ₹286 crore was transferred from PNB to Swiss bank account.

27 Jun 2019, 12:26 PM

A 'Sikh jatha' will leave for Pakistan, today via a special train from Attari railway station to observe Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death anniversary.

27 Jun 2019, 11:29 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the #G20Summit in Osaka, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks on Thursday during which they discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, the first meeting between the two leaders since the start of Japan's Reiwa era.

The prime minister said that President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in October.

Modi thanked Abe for his warm welcome to him and the Indian delegation visiting Japan for the G20 Summit. He also appreciated Japan's leadership as the G20 chairman.

27 Jun 2019, 11:11 AM

Ashok Tanwar: It's 'jungle raj', there is no fear of law; there should be an investigation

Ashok Tanwar, Haryana Congress President on party leader Vikas Chaudhary shot dead in Faridabad: It's 'jungle raj', there is no fear of law. Same kind of incident happened yesterday, where a woman who opposed molestation was stabbed. There should be an investigation.

27 Jun 2019, 10:47 AM

Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary shot dead in Faridabad

Haryana Congress Spokesperson Vikas Chaudhary was hit by more than ten bullets by the men after he came out of a gym in Faridabad

“He was brought to the hospital in the morning. Doctors tried their best to save him… But we could not save him,” a doctor said.

More details awaited.

27 Jun 2019, 10:26 AM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Srinagar meets family of SHO Anantnag Arshad Khan who lost his life in a terror attack on June 12

27 Jun 2019, 10:05 AM

30 die in Bihar lightning strikes

At least 30 people were killed and over a dozen others injured in incidents of lightning strikes across Bihar in the last 24 hours, an official said on Thursday.

The deaths occurred in Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Saharsa, Purnea, Araria, Katihar, Jamui, Khagaria, Madyepura, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Mitigari and Gaya districts, the state disaster management department official said.

"The state government has ordered an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each to the victims' kin," the official added.

27 Jun 2019, 9:52 AM

IAF's Jaguar suffers bird hit, lands safely in Ambala

It was narrow escape for an Indian Air Force Jaguar pilot on Thursday in an air base here when a bird hit the aircraft, officials said.

One of the engines of the aircraft failed after being hit by the bird. The pilot, however, managed to land safely.

27 Jun 2019, 9:35 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw recently imposed tariffs, says "this is unacceptable"

27 Jun 2019, 9:20 AM

Mumbai cab driver alleges he was forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram", FIR filed

FIR registered after Faisal, a taxi driver in Mumbra had filed a complaint on June 23 alleging he was beaten by three people during a road rage incident. Later he added in the complaint that he was also forced to say 'Jai Shri Ram' by the attackers.

27 Jun 2019, 8:49 AM

Veteran Tollywood actor-director Vyjayantimala Nirmala passed away today in Hyderabad. She was 73

27 Jun 2019, 8:49 AM

PM Modi arrives in Japan for G20 Summit

27 Jun 2019, 8:46 AM

Four people die while cleaning septic tank in Haryana

Four municipal corporation sweepers, three of them part-time workers, died of asphyxia at a public division disposal plant’s septic tank near Meat Market in Rohtak Wednesday, police said.

The deceased have been identified as permanent employee Anil Saini, 39, of Kaithal; part-time workers Sanjay Kumar, 26, of Uttar Pradesh , Dharmender, 35, and Ranjit Dhanak, 28, of Rohtak.

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