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Major General Dismissed Over Sexual Harassment Case: Army Chief
Chief of army Staff General Bipin Rawat has confirmed the decision of a General Court Martial to dismiss a Major General from Army in connection with a sexual harassment case.
Former Kolkata Commissioner Rajiv Kumar Appears Before CBI
Former Commissioner of Police of Kolkata, Rajiv Kumar appeared before CBI after he was served notice for interrogation in Saradha chit fund case.
WB Education Min Receives CBI Notice in Connection with Jago Bangla Case
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has received CBI notice to appear before it today in connection with the case of Jago Bangla, the mouthpiece newspaper of the party.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Says Our Nuclear Policy is ‘No First Use’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Pokhran said that India’s Nuclear policy has always been ‘No First Use’. However, he said what happens in future depends on the circumstances.
US Dept of State Meets EAM S Jaishankar
John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, US Department of State met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed the deep convergences of strategic relationship.
Pak Foreign Ministry Summons Deputy High Commissioner
Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia today over alleged ceasefire violations.
Authorities Demolish Wall of Resort Owned by Azam Khan’s Son
The District Administration in Rampur, on Friday 16 August demolished a wall of a resort belonging to Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, over illegal construction.
Unnao Rape Accused Kuldeep Sengar’s Photo Used in Independence Day Ad
Photo of Unnao rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar seen in Independence Day greetings published by Unnao Nagar Panchayat Chairman Anuj Kumar Dixit in a newspaper, says, “He is MLA of our area that is why his photo is there. Till the time he is our MLA his photo can be put.”
President Kovind Visits Ailing Arun Jaitley in AIIMS
President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Former Finance Minister and BJP leader, Arun Jaitely who is admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), today. He was admitted to AIIMS on 9th August due to breathing problems.
5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Hindu Kush Region in Afghanistan
An Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale struck Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan at 07:39 am, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday.
Zakir Naik to be Summoned by Malaysian Authorities Over Racial Remarks
‘Malaysian authorities will summon Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the nation’, the Malaysian government said.
Water-logging on MP Roads, Colonies Due to Heavy Rains
Roads and residential areas water-logged in Mandsaur, after heavy rainfall in the region.
Train Services on Mumbai-Pune Route to Resume Today
In a relief for daily commuters between Mumbai and Pune, Central Railway (CR) said that it will resume five train services between the cities from Friday. Two trains – Sinhagad Express and Deccan Queen – will run from Mumbai, while three others – Sinhagad Express, Intercity Express and Indrayani Express – will run from Pune.
However, services will be stalled again on 17 and 18 August, before resuming again on 19 August. This is owing to a problem regarding availability of coaches, said Railway officials.
US Threatens Visa Ban on Crew of Iran Tanker
The United States on Thursday, 15 August, threatened a visa ban on the crew of an Iranian supertanker whose departure from Gibraltar Washington failed to block.
PM Modi Arrives for ‘Saidev Atal’, Memorial for Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at ‘Sadaiv Atal’ – the memorial of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his first death anniversary. BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, BJP National Working President JP Nadda, etc. were also present at Vajpayee’s first death anniversary.
North Korea Fires Two ‘Unidentified Projectiles’: Seoul
North Korea fired two “unidentified projectiles” into the sea on Friday, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said – the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang.