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Kejriwal Promises Free Safety Kit to Workers Cleaning Delhi Sewers
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government will provide safety kit for free to every worker engaged in the cleaning of sewers in the national capital.
Liquor Adulteration: Seller to Lose Property, Face Charges Under National Security Act
The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet introduced stringent measures against liquor adulteration, approving the seizure of the seller’s property.
The seller’s licence will also be cancelled after the first offence besides the registration of a case under the National Security Act and the Gangster Act, an official release stated.
India and Australia Finalise Veterinary Health Protocol
India and Australia, today, finalised a veterinary health protocol for the export of Australian breeder sheep to India under the National Livestock Mission.
Australia High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu said, “The protocol marks another important step forward in agricultural cooperation. It will enable Indian farmers to start producing high quality wool. They will also be able to support India’s textile industry.”
Four Robbers Held in Jaipur
A gang of robbers was busted and four of its members were arrested in Vaishali Nagar area, police said.
Following a tip-off, a team of policemen reached the spot near Khirni railway crossing on Sunday night and arrested the accused when they were trying to commit robbery at a jewellery showroom.
NIA Arrests 14 People Suspected of Setting Up a Terror Group
Officials said that NIA arrested 14 people suspected of setting up terror group in Tamil Nadu.
7-Yr-Old Boy Drowns in Mumbai Drain
A seven-year-old boy died after falling into an open drain in Dharavi slum, the third case of drowning of a minor in a week here, police said.
Over Rs 18 Lakh Stolen From ATM
Two unidentified burglars allegedly stole around Rs 18.40 lakh in cash from an ATM in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police said.
Hyd Police Arrested 5 People in 2018 Murder Case of Businessman
In Telangana, Hyderabad City Police today arrested five persons in connection with the murder case of a businessman. The murder took place in July 2018.
SC Commences Exercise to Collect Nation-Wide Data on Child Rape
The Supreme Court commenced a 10-day nation-wide exercise to collect data on sexual assault on children for effective and expeditious prosecution of offenders.
Yogi Adityanath Meets Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi
In Delhi, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath called on Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu at the latter’s residence, earlier today.
Couple Found Dead at Home on Jammu Outskirts
A couple was found dead under suspicious circumstances at their house on the outskirts of Jammu, police said.
Police Seeks Adjournment of Kathua Trial; Says Accused Being a Major or Minor Still Undecided
Jammu and Kashmir police’s crime branch moved a plea before a juvenile justice board hearing the case of an accused in the gangrape and murder of a young girl in Kathua, seeking deferment of the trial as the state high court is yet to decide whether he is a minor or not.
UP Govt to Raise Funds for Lucknow, Ghaziabad MCs Through Municipal Bonds
In a bid to make funds available to the Lucknow and Ghaziabad civic bodies, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday gave its nod to float municipal bonds.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
India Must Have Pro-Active Role in Afghanistan’s Affairs: Afghan Envoy Tahir Qadri
Afghanistan Envoy Tahir Qadri said, “We believe India being an emerging power can use power and influence at international level from different platforms to lobby to support position of Afghan government. Current Afghan government want Afghan led, Afghan controlled and Afghan run peace process.”
He added, “We want perhaps India should be engaging more, India must have a pro active role in current affairs of Afghanistan because both countries share common democratic values,to preserve that, best is India should have a pro active role in peace talks.”
Delhi Police Arrests Man Over Abduction, Harassment Charges
Delhi Police has arrested a 26 year old man Arun Kumar Das on charges of abducting and sexually assaulting a minor girl in Janakpuri area.
The victim has been admitted to Safdarjung hospital
ABVP Protests Against DU VC Over ‘Inclusion of Objectionable Material’ in Syllabus
The ABVP staged a protest against the Delhi University vice-chancellor over inclusion of “objectionable and unilateral material” in the new syllabus of some courses.
The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said it condemns the efforts made by some departments of the varsity to impose the “leftist ideological agenda” on students.
SP Leader Neeraj Shekhar Resigns From Rajya Sabha
Samajwadi Party MP Neeraj Shekhar has resigned from Rajya Sabha. He is the son of Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar .
Local VHP Leader Shot Dead in UP
A local VHP leader was shot dead on Monday in Jethwara area near Pratapgarh by some unidentified miscreants, said police.
A lawyer by profession, Om Mishra Pranav, 38, who was also the VHP president of Kunda tehsil was gunned down when he was going somewhere on a bike, they said.
50 Students Injured After High-Tension Wire Falls Into School in UP
About 50 students were injured Monday when when a high-tension wire fell into a primary school in Naya Nagar Vishnupur area here, police said.
The students are stated to be out of danger, officials said.
SC to Examine Abortion Laws as Women’s Plea Alleges Violation of Right to Free Reproductive Choice
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman’s life or in case of abnormal foetus and allegedly violate women’s right to health, “free reproductive choice” and “privacy”.
23 Killed as Cloud Burst Causes Flood in PoK’s Neelum Valley
At least 23 people were killed and several others are missing after a cloudburst caused flash flood in the Neelum Valley of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, officials said.
A large number of homes in the Laswa area of the Valley were damaged and dozens of people were swept away in the flooding caused by relentless rainfall after the cloudburst over night.
ATC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed and 3 Others
The ATC granted interim bail to the accused, that included Saeed, Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, and Malik Zafar, until 31 August against surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each.
9-Yr-Old Girl Dies of Asphyxiation, Burn Injuries at Hostel
A nine-year-old girl student died of asphyxiation and burn injuries in a fire at a state-run girls hostel in Khammam, following a short circuit, police said Monday.
7 Dead, 10 Injured After Auto-Truck Collision in Gujarat’s Kutch
Seven people lost their lives and 10 were injured after an auto collided with a truck near Gujarat’s Mankuwa area of Kutch, earlier today. More details awaited.
2008 Malegaon Blasts: NIA to Inform Name of Witnesses It Wishes to Examine By 22 July
Bombay High Court asked NIA to inform names of witnesses it wishes to examine in sealed cover in 2008 Malegaon Blasts by next Monday.
HC was hearing a plea by Lt Col Purohit, who had demanded for untruncated chargesheet with names of all witnesses being disclosed.
(Source: Bar and Bench)
Saradha Chit Fund Case: ED Summons TMC MP Kunal Ghosh
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with Saradha chit fund case.
Gunmen Kill 10 in Revenge Attack on Nigerian Village
About 300 gunmen raided a village in northwestern Nigeria in a revenge attack, killing 10 people, burning cars and stealing cattle, police said. The assailants “invaded” Kirtawa village in Katsina state late Saturday, shooting residents and stealing cows.
Justice AK Sikri Appointed as Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court
Justice AK Sikri was appointed as the judge of Singapore International Commercial Court.
(Source: Bar and Bench)
Pick-Up Van Carrying 30 Women Labourers Overturns in Chhattisgarh; 20 Hurt
A pick-up van carrying around 30 women labourers overturned in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari earlier on Monday, 15 July. At least 20 injured persons have been admitted to hospital. Police investigation is underway, reports ANI.
Acharya Devvrat Appointed as Governor of Gujarat
Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat has been transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujarat. Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, reports ANI.
NH-305 Blocked for Two Hours Due to Repair Works
National Highway 305 was on Monday, 15 July, blocked for two hours due to repair work of a bridge at Dhaman on Aut-Luhri road in Himachal Pradesh, reports ANI.
Allahabad Bank Stock Drops 14.5% After Reporting Fraud of Rs 1,775 Crore
Allahabad Bank stock dropped 14.5 per cent on Monday after the company reported a fraud of Rs 1,775 crore by Bhushan Power and Steel to the Reserve Bank of India.
The scrip tanked 14.52 percent to Rs 40.30 on the BSE.
At the NSE, the stock plunged 14.42 percent to Rs 40.35.
Allahabad Bank is the second state-owned lender to have reported fraud by Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd to the RBI.
Pakistani Intruder Shot Dead by BSF Personnel in J&K
A suspected Pakistani intruder was shot dead by BSF personnel while he was trying to cross the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Monday, officials said.
The incident took place around 3 am when a man in his 60’s was trying to sneak into the Indian territory near the SM Pura border post, they said.
The officials said the intruder was gunned down by the BSF men of 62 battalion near the fence after he ignored repeated warnings to surrender.
50 Crude Bombs Recovered in West Bengal’s Bhatpara
At least 50 crude bombs have been recovered in West Bengal’s Bhatpara area, reports CNN News18. The locals are reportedly protesting against the police. They are also believed to have blocked the railway tracks.
WPI for ‘All Commodities’ Rises by 0.2% in June 2019
The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ for the month of June 2019 rose by 0.2 percent to 121.5 (provisional) from 121.2 (provisional) for the previous month.
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index, stood at 2.02 percent (provisional) for the month of June 2019 (over June 2018) as compared to 2.45 percent (provisional) for the previous month and 5.68 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
Have Sent My Resignation to Punjab CM: Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu addresses media, says “Today, I have sent my resignation to Punjab Chief Minister. It has been delivered at his official residence.”
SC Dismisses BJP MP Soumitra Khan’s Plea on Transfer of Cases Against Him
The Supreme Court on Monday, 15 July, refused to entertain the petition filed by West Bengal BJP MP Soumitra Khan, seeking a direction to transfer the cases registered against him from state police to the CBI or any other agency, reports ANI.
SC Issues Notice to Centre On Plea Seeking Decriminalisation of Abortion
The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL filed by three women seeking direction to decriminalise abortion, so as to allow women to have choice of reproduction. The PIL says restrictions and exceptions in Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violate women’s rights.
SC Dismisses Asaram’s Bail Plea in Sexual Assault Case
The SC has dismisses bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with sexual assault case lodge against him in Gujarat, reports PTI.
Saradha Chit Fund Scam: HC to Hear Rajeev Kumar’s Plea on 17 July
The Calcutta High Court has fixed for 17 July the hearing on plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking protection from arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
Babri Masjid Demolition: Special Judge Holding Trial Seeks 6 Months’ Time to Conclude the Case
A Special judge holding trial in Babri Masjid demolition case has sought six months’ time from the Supreme Court to conclude the case, reports PTI.
The court asked the UP government to devise means for continuation of special judge’s tenure after he informed the top court that he is to retire on 30 September.
The court has asked the UP govt to inform by 19 July about mechanism to extend special judge’s tenure till he delivers verdict in the Babri Masjid case.
AgustaWestland Money Laundering Case: Court Issues Notice to Rajiv Saxena
Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court has issued notice to Rajiv Saxena, accused turned approver in the AgustaWestland money laundering case. The court has sought response of Rajiv Saxena on the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking his bail cancellation. The next date of hearing is 18 July.
Couple Abducted from Allahabad High Court Premises
A couple who had gone to seek protection from the Allahabad High Court was abducted from the court premises by some unidentified people on Monday, 15 July. Police investigation is underway, reports ANI.
Air India Pilot Fails Breath Analyser Test, Grounded for 3 Months
An Air India Pilot has been grounded for three months after being tested positive in Breath Analyser test in Delhi on 13 July, reports ANI. The pilot had to fly to Bengaluru, and he had requested to fly in cockpit as Additional Crew Member because the flight was full. He was reportedly deplaned.
One Dies, Hundreds Evacuate After 7.3 Quake in Indonesia
At least one person has been found dead and hundreds were evacuated after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, an official said.
The shallow quake struck about 165 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm, according to the US Geological Survey.
In South Halmahera district, the closest area to the epicentre, around 160 houses collapsed when the shallow earthquake struck. A woman was confirmed dead in the disaster.
“The victim was hit by the debris when her house collapsed,” local disaster mitigation agency official Ihksan Subur told AFP on Monday, adding no other casualties have been reported.
Trump Under Fire for ‘Racist’ Attack on US Congresswomen
US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen on Sunday, telling them to “go back” where they came from in remarks that sparked yet another firestorm over his views on race and immigration.
Trump — whose comments were branded “racist” and “xenophobic” by Democratic presidential candidates and senior legislators — last year reportedly referred to countries in Africa as “shithole” nations, and has spoken of an “invasion” of migrants.
He was also a leading proponent of the “birther” conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not born on US soil and therefore could not legally be president.
On Sunday, Trump referred on Twitter to “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” in remarks that appeared to be aimed at a group of outspoken relatively young, liberal women of colour, all first-time members of the House of Representatives.
Fire Breaks out at Factory in Delhi’s Keshavpuram
A fire broke out at a factory in Delhi’s Keshavpuram area on Monday, 15 July; 22 fire tenders are present at the spot, reports the Times of India.
Police Personnel Allegedly Attacked in UP’s Kannauj
Police personnel in UP’s Kannauj were allegedly attacked by one of the two parties involved in a land encroachment case when they were trying to mediate, reports ANI. An injured officer has been admitted to a hospital. The police say “Matter is being investigated”.
NDMC Issues Orders to Change Name of 31 Schools to ‘Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya’
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has issued orders to change the name of 31 NDMC Schools from ‘Nagar Palika Schools’ to ‘Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya,’ from the academic session 2019-2020, reports ANI.
China GDP Growth Slows to 6.2% in Second Quarter
China’s growth slowed to its weakest pace in almost three decades in the second quarter, with the US-China trade war and weakening global demand weighing on the world’s number-two economy, official data showed on Monday.
The slowing economy makes it more difficult for President Xi Jinping to fight back forcefully against the US – which is using tariffs as leverage to try to force Beijing into opening up its economy.
The GDP figures are within the government’s target range of 6.0-6.5 percent for the whole year, down from the 6.6 percent growth China put up in 2018.
Ebola Case Confirmed in Goma in Congo
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, now the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday, 15 July.
A sick man had arrived in Goma early Sunday by bus with 18 other passengers and the driver from Butembo, one of the main towns touched by Ebola in Nord-Kivu province.
The man was tested “and the results of the laboratory test confirmed that he was positive for Ebola,” the ministry said in a statement.
It added that his trip began on Friday after “the first symptoms appeared on July 9 (Tuesday)”.