LIVE News Updates: Mysterious toxic gas kills 14 people in Pakistan’s Karachi

A mysterious toxic gas has killed at least 14 people and sickened several others in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police said

LIVE News Updates: Mysterious toxic gas kills 14 people in Pakistan’s Karachi
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18 Feb 2020, 7:35 PM

Mysterious toxic gas kills 14 people in Pakistan’s Karachi

A mysterious toxic gas has killed at least 14 people and sickened several others in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said on Tuesday.

Authorities were alerted to the incident when the residents of Karachi's Keamari area began rushing to nearby hospitals with severe breathing problems on Sunday night.

The source of a toxic gas leak remained unclear on Tuesday. Officials said 14 people have been killed so far, Dawn newspaper reported.

18 Feb 2020, 7:39 PM

Blast in HP school lab: Two injured students being treated at PGI Chandigarh

Two class 12 students who were critically injured in an explosion inside a school's chemistry laboratory here were referred to PGI Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said on Tuesday.

Five students were injured in the explosion that took place on Monday at the Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Matiana of Theog sub-division during the class 12 chemistry board practical examination.

18 Feb 2020, 6:58 PM

Jamia Alumni Association files complaint against Delhi Police over 15 December violence

Alumni Association of Jamia Millia Islamia has filed a complaint against Delhi Police for the “brutality committed by them on 15 December 2019 on the basis of CCTV footages, released recently.”

18 Feb 2020, 6:42 PM

Ashraf Ghani wins second term as President of Afghanistan: Afghan media

Ashraf Ghani wins second term as President of Afghanistan, according to Afghan media

18 Feb 2020, 6:25 PM

Chhattisgarh encounter: CoBRA head constable Ajit Singh succumbs to injuries

Chhattisgarh: Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) Head constable Ajit Singh, who got injured during the encounter with naxals at Irapalli village in Bijapur district on 10 February, has succumbed to injuries.

18 Feb 2020, 6:17 PM

Pak army resorts to firing, shelling along LoC in J&K's Poonch

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.

The firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops triggered a fear psychosis among the LoC residents in the wake of recent casualties and damage to a few houses, they added.

18 Feb 2020, 6:16 PM

IIMC students begin hunger strike to demand affordable fee structure

The students of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication began a hunger strike on Tuesday demanding an affordable fee structure.

A statement said the students ensured that a circular pertaining to fees was not issued in December 2019.

"In December, the administration announced the formation of a committee that would submit its recommendations by March 2 on the fees issue.

"However, on February 10, they released a circular to deposit fees. Students are angry with this attitude of the administration and have decided to go on a hunger strike to demand an affordable fee structure," it said.

18 Feb 2020, 5:49 PM

Delhi police team probing the December 15 Jamia violence case reaches University campus

Crime branch team of Delhi Police probing the December 15, 2019 Jamia violence case has reached the University campus. DCP (crime) Rajesh Deo, ACP (interstate cell) Sandeep Lamba and other officials have reached the campus.

18 Feb 2020, 5:30 PM

Congress urges people to meet Home Minister and make him understand our Constitution

Our Home Minister is ignorant of our Constitution. As a responsible citizen takeout time to meet him and make him understand our Constitution, says Congress attacking Home Minioster Amit Shah.

18 Feb 2020, 4:38 PM

Novel Coronavirus epidemic under control, says Sun Weidong, Chinese Envoy to India

Sun Weidong, Chinese Envoy to India: The epidemic is generally now under control. As of February 17, outside Hubei province, the number of confirmed cases have been declining for 14 consecutive days across China.

18 Feb 2020, 4:18 PM

Provision of Rs 500 crores for Ayodhya Airport

UP Budget 2020-21: Provision of Rs 500 crores for Ayodhya Airport and Rs 92 crores 50 lakhs for Airports under the Regional Connectivity scheme.

18 Feb 2020, 4:03 PM

Fire breaks out behind Prestige Lakeview Habitat in Bengaluru, Karnataka

Karnataka: Fire breaks out behind Prestige Lakeview Habitat in Bengaluru. Fire tender on the spot.

18 Feb 2020, 3:51 PM

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad denied permission for rally against CAA in Mumbai

Mumbai Police: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been denied permission for his rally against Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register scheduled on February 21 in Mumbai's Azad Maidan on grounds of law and order maintenance.

18 Feb 2020, 3:33 PM

Fire breaks out in a chemical factory in Dombivali, Maharashtra

Thane: Fire breaks out in a chemical factory in Dombivali. Four fire tenders rushed to the spot. More details awaited

18 Feb 2020, 3:05 PM

People taken from Wuhan, China at ITBP quarantine facility continue to disperse in batches for their homes, says

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP): People taken from Wuhan, China at ITBP quarantine facility continue to disperse in batches for their homes. Total 302 people released by 1 PM today. Rest 104 are in a process to be released.

18 Feb 2020, 3:01 PM

88 more people test positive for Novel Coronavirus on ship off Japan

An additional 88 people have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The new cases came from a total of 681 fresh results, the ministry said, taking the total number of positive cases on the Diamond Princess to 542.

18 Feb 2020, 2:37 PM

Gujarat: Slums' walls opposite Motera Stadium painted with images of PM Modi, US President

Ahmedabad: Walls opposite Motera Stadium are being painted with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump and slogans, ahead of US President's visit to Gujarat on 24th February.

18 Feb 2020, 2:08 PM

British MP Debbie Abrahams visa revoked due to activities “against national interest”

British MP Debbie Abrahams’s e-Business Visa was revoked on 14 February 2020 on account of her indulging in activities which went against India’s national interest

18 Feb 2020, 1:43 PM

Congress MLAs stage walkout from Karnataka Assembly session over CAA

Bengaluru: Congress MLAs stage a walkout in the Karnataka Assembly session, alleging that they were not allowed to discuss issues related to Citizenship Amendment Act other subjects.

18 Feb 2020, 1:27 PM

British MP Debbie Abrahams does not hold a valid visa, says High Commission of India in London

High Commission of India in London, United Kingdom: Mission has confirmed from Indian immigration authorities that British MP Debbie Abrahams did not hold a valid visa. Further, there is no provision for visa on arrival for UK nationals. She was accordingly requested to return.

18 Feb 2020, 1:23 PM

Delhi Court sends Sharjeel Imam to judicial remand for 14 days in Jamia violence

A Delhi Court has sent Sharjeel Imam to judicial remand for 14 days in Jamia violence matter. Sharjeel Imam was arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch, on charges of making a seditious speech.

18 Feb 2020, 1:19 PM

Schedule for Indian Premier League 2020 announced

Jay Shah, Secretary, BCCI: Board of Control for Cricket in India announces schedule for Indian Premier League 2020. The season will start on March 29th at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai with Mumbai Indians playing Chennai Super Kings. The final will be played on May 24th, 2020.

18 Feb 2020, 1:02 PM

Someone talks like this when they are mentally unstable, says JDU leader Ajay Alok on expelled JDU leader Prashant Kishor

JDU leader Ajay Alok on expelled JDU leader Prashant Kishor: Someone talks like this when they are mentally unstable. On one hand, he says that Nitish Kumar is like my father, on the other hand, he digs out the flaws of the same person which are not true.

18 Feb 2020, 12:21 PM

17 arrests do far in December 15, 2019 Jamia violence case, says Delhi police

Delhi Police: So far 17 arrests have been made in the case- 9 from New Friends Colony and 8 from Jamia area, all of them are locals. PFI's role is also being examined.

18 Feb 2020, 12:18 PM

Delhi Police filed charge sheet in 15 Dec'19 Jamia violence case on Feb 13

Delhi Police: Delhi Police filed chargesheet in 15Dec'19 Jamia-New Friends violence case on Feb13. Sharjeel Imam's name mention in chargesheet as an instigator. Probe reveals,empty bullet cartridges found during violence belonging to a 3.2 mm pistol. No students chargesheeted.

18 Feb 2020, 11:54 AM

Bhima Koregaon case is related to my Dalit people and the probe yet not given to Centre, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray: Elgaar Parishad case and Bhima Koregaon case are 2 different cases. Bhima Koregaon case is related to my Dalit people and the probe related to the case yet not given to Centre and it will not be handed over to Centre. Centre has taken over Elgaar Parishad case

18 Feb 2020, 11:38 AM

Gandhi and Godse can’t go together, says Prashant Kishor slamming Nitish Kumar

After his expulsion from JD(U), Prashant Kishor addresses the media in Bihar for the first time, he raps Nitish Kumar while saying, "There have been many discussions between me and Nitish ji about the party's ideology. Nitish ji always told us that the party can never leave the ideals of Gandhi ji.... But now the party is with those who are soft on Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse.... For me Gandhi ji and Godse cannot go hand-in-hand."

18 Feb 2020, 11:34 AM

Development has happened during Nitish Kumar's tenure but the pace has been very slow, says Prashant Kishor

"Development has happened during Nitish Kumar's tenure but the pace has been very slow", says Prashant Kishore, Political strategist.

18 Feb 2020, 11:26 AM

I have had good relations with Nitish Ji. I will not question his decision, says Prashant Kishor on his expulsion from JD(U)

Political strategist Prashant Kishor on his expulsion from JD(U): I have had good relations with Nitish Ji. I have immense respect for him. I will not question his decision.

18 Feb 2020, 11:24 AM

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation serves eviction notice to slum-dwellers in Motera area ahead of Tump's visit

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has served eviction notice to slum-dwellers living in Motera area. They have been given 7 days notice to vacate the area; US President Donald J Trump is scheduled to visit Ahmedabad on 24th February during his 2-day state visit to India.

18 Feb 2020, 11:08 AM

Supreme Court adjourns the plea by ED to declare Vijay Mallya as fugitive economic offender

Supreme Court adjourns the plea of liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the proceedings initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to declare him a fugitive economic offender and confiscate his assets. Matter to be heard in March after Holi break of the court.

18 Feb 2020, 10:55 AM

220 quarantined people to discharge from Indian Army facility in Manesar

Union Health Ministry: 220 people who were quarantined shall be discharged from Indian Army facility in Manesar facility today. They have tested negative in their latest tests for Novel Coronavirus.

18 Feb 2020, 10:52 AM

Interlocutors to meet senior advocate Sanjay Hegde to talk about anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh

Delhi: Interlocutors are going to meet today at Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde's place. Supreme Court had yesterday appointed three interlocutors to persuade/talk to Citizenship Amendment Act protesters in Shaheen Bagh.

18 Feb 2020, 10:49 AM

Pakistani human rights activists continues to protest seeking justice for Mahek Kumari

London: Pakistani human rights activists & members of Indian community living in UK, continue to protest outside Pakistan High Commission in London seeking justice for Mehak Kumari, a minor Hindu girl who was reportedly forcibly converted to Islam&married to Muslim man in Sindh.

18 Feb 2020, 10:43 AM

Congress holds a protest outside UP Assembly

Congress holds a protest outside UP Assembly ahead of UP govt’s budget presentation

18 Feb 2020, 10:32 AM

Speeding car falls from Bharat Nagar flyover in Hyderabad, driver dead, 5 others injured

Hyderabad: A speeding car fell from Bharat Nagar flyover in the early morning hours today; driver dead, 5 others injured admitted to Gandhi Hospital; case registered

18 Feb 2020, 9:05 AM

Six killed after roadways bus hits car on Agra Expressway

Six people were killed and as many injured after a roadways bus hit a car on the Agra Expressway, police said on Tuesday.

The accident occurred on the intervening night of February 17 and 18 when the driver of the bus, which was on its way to Muzaffarpur in Bihar, lost control over the vehicle and rammed into a car after hitting the road divider, they said.

One person from the bus and five of the six people who were in the car died at the spot, police said.

The bodies have been kept at a community health centre (CHC) in Bilhaur town, they added.

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