Palghar district administration in Maharashtra issues advisory, asks farmers and officials to be prepared to tackle any possible locust infestation.
Three Maoist guerrillas have been killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Thursday, police said.
According to police, the gun battle took place between security forces and Maoists at Kentai jungle situated under Taibo police station of West Singhbhum district.
In the gun battle three Maoists including area commander of banned Maoist group, People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), were killed.
NIA files charge sheet against a narco-terrorist, who was among 17 people arrested for their alleged involvement in an international drug racket operating from Pakistan and Afghanistan and funding terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly looting more than Rs 11 lakh from an ATM machine here and a part of the stolen amount has been recovered from them, police said on Thursday.
Thunderstorm&lightning accompanied with rain are very likely to occur today during next three hours (valid up to 19:30 hrs. IST) at a few places over Mathura, Agra, Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, Jhansi, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda districts &adjoining areas: Meteorological Centre, Lucknow
Delhi Police Crime Branch files 12 charge sheets against 541 foreign nationals, in connection with Tablighi Jamaat gathering case.
“The monsoon advance will be favourable during May 31 – June 4, due to the likely formation of a low pressure area over Arabian Sea, likely to favour monsoon onset over Kerala from June 1,” said IMD
The rupee on Thursday settled 5 paise down at 75.76 against the US dollar amid escalating tension between the US and China.
Forex traders said the rupee traded in a narrow range as positive domestic equities and improving risk appetite were offset by a flare-up in US-China tensions.
At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened weak at 75.90, but pared most initial losses and finally settled at 75.76 against the US dollar, down 5 paise over its last close.
It had settled at 75.71 against the US dollar on Wednesday.
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A fire broke out at a residential building in east Delhi's Anand Vihar area on Thursday, officials said.
A call regarding the blaze was received at 12.27 pm, following which eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior police officer said.
The fire engulfed the second floor and a temporary structure on the rooftop of the building. It was brought under control at 1.25 pm, they added.
There was no report of injury to anyone in the fire.
A former gram pradhan was shot dead in Faridpur village under Thariyaon police station area by unidentified assailants, police said on Thursday.
Former village head of Faridpur, Shiv Shankar Yadav (70) was sleeping outside his house on Wednesday night when unidentified assailants shot him dead, SHO, Vinod Kumar said on Thursday.
An elderly woman was killed in her sleep in the early hours on Thursday when her house caved in on her and her daughter sleeping nearby, officials said.
Nakti Devi (80) and her 48-year-old daughter Pitambari Devi were asleep in their house in Ghatol village when the ceiling collapsed on them at around 3 am, Devprayag SDM Sandeep Tiwari said.
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Three naxals neutralised in an encounter with CRPF & state Police in West Singhbhum. The encounter broke out at 4:30 AM on Thursday
Two migrant workers who returned a few days ago to the district committed suicide, police said on Thursday.
People close to the two deceased said that both were facing financial problems.
Suresh (22) committed suicide by hanging from a tree in his Lohara village under Mutondh police station area on Wednesday, SHO Mutondh Ramendra Tiwari said.
The body has been sent for post-mortem examination and investigations are on, the SHO said.
The efforts to rescue three-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Telangana's Medak district on Wednesday evening proved futile as he was found dead early on Thursday.
A vehicle-borne IED blast was averted as security forces detected a car fitted with explosives in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
The improvised explosive device (IED) was safely defused.
"A major incident of a vehicle borne #IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by #Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army," the Kashmir zone police wrote on its Twitter handle.
According to sources, a white coloured private car was flagged by security forces at a mobile vehicle check point but the driver sped away.
They said the security forces fired few shots at the car, which they found abandoned some distance away.
During checking, an IED was found fitted in the vehicle, which was later defused, the sources said.
Further details are awaited.
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The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, which has completed six months of its formation, is stable and strong and will definitely complete its five-year term, state minister Nawab Malik said on Thursday.
A three-year-old boy who accidentally fell into a newly drilled open borewell in Telangana's Medak district was found dead in the early hours of Thursday, police said.