In The Headlines: Live grenade removed from Red Fort
The grenade was found by the Archaeological Survey of India officials, following which they alerted the police
A live grenade was found during the cleaning of a well on the premises of the Red Fort on Thursday evening, triggering a security scare. The grenade was found by the Archaeological Survey of India officials, following which they alerted the police and the Central Industrial Security Force. A police cordon was thrown around the area and the National Security Guard was informed, said a senior police officer. The NSG commandos safely removed the grenade on Friday, he said.
Dec 16 gangrape: SC verdict on Friday
The fate of four death row convicts of the sensational December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case would be decided on Friday as the Supreme Court would deliver its verdict on their appeals challenging the Delhi High Court judgement. A bench comprising Justices Diapk Misra, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement in the case that had shaken the entire nation's conscience.
Sensex slips down by 133 pts in early trade
The BSE benchmark cracked below the 30,000-level by dropping 133 points in early trade on Friday on emergence of profit-booking after yesterday's strong rally. Besides, a weak trend in global markets as investors await the US non-farm payrolls data and drop in commodity prices overnight also influenced sentiment. The 30-share barometer tripped by 133.04 points, or 0.44 %, to 29,993.17 in early trade. The index had risen by 231.41 points in the previous session, buoyed by reform steps in the banking and infra space.
INDIA RISES TO 100TH SPOT IN FIFA RANKINGS
The Indian football team has jumped up a place to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in over two decades in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. For the first time in 21 years and only the sixth time after Independence, the national football team has found a place in top-100 of FIFA rankings. This is India's best-ever FIFA ranking since April 1996 when they were also ranked 100. India's highest FIFA Ranking till date has been 94, achieved in February 1996. "As long as we keep heading up the ladder, I am happy. It points out that we are heading in the right direction. There are major matches ahead and we cannot take things lightly. There's no place for complacency," said national coach Stephen Constantine.
JUSTICE KARNAN DECLINES MEDICAL EXAMINATION
Justice CS Karnan on Thursday declined to undergo medical examination ordered by the Supreme Court. A four-member medical team from a government hospital in Kolkata reached Justice Karnan’s home in New Town in Kolkata on Thursday morning but he declined examination, stating that he is “quite normal and has a stable mind”. Justice Karnan also gave the team of doctors a written note where he said he had declined medical treatment. The note said, “I declined to avail medical treatment since I am quite normal and have a stable mind.”
PAK TO TAKE UP STUDENTS' ISSUE WITH INDIA
Pakistan says it would take up with India the issue of about 50 students being sent back following the beheading of two Indian soldiers and criticised New Delhi for being "a silent spectator". Delhi-based NGO Routes2Roots had invited the Pakistani students as part of their student Exchange for Change Programme. They were sent back on Wednesday after the government advised the NGO against hosting them, saying the time was not "appropriate" for such exchanges after the beheading of Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on May 1.