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Rs 1.48 Crore Worth of Saudi Riyals Seized in Hyderabad; 2 Held
Foreign currency totally worth Rs 1.48 crore has been seized from two people who allegedly tried to smuggle it out of the country, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said on Tuesday.
The two, who planned to leave the country for Dubai by two separate flights, have been arrested at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, a DRI press release said.
Sunanda Pushkar Death Case to Be Heard on 31 August: CBI Judge
In the Sunanda Pushkar death case, a special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar has posted the matter for hearing on 31 August while directing the prosecution to properly arrange all the documents in the case.
Woman Waiting for Bus Offered Lift, Gang-Raped in Car
A 35-year-old woman, who was waiting for a bus to her home in Haryana, was allegedly raped by three men who offered her a lift in their car in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Tuesday.
Based on the survivor’s complaint, two of the accused have been arrested, while the third one is absconding, Station House Officer Yashpal Dhama said.
He said the incident took place in Kairana town on Monday when the three accused offered a lift to the woman and took her to a forest near Jahanpura village, where they allegedly raped her.
UP Cabinet Reshuffle to Take Place on Wednesday
Reshuffle in the Yogi Adityanath ministry will take place on Wednesday, reports PTI, quoting an Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhavan official.
Chhota Rajan, 5 Others Awarded 8 Yrs’ RI For Attempt to Murder
A Mumbai court has awarded eight years’ rigorous imprisonment to gangster Chhota Rajan and five others in 2012 attempt to murder case, reports PTI.
Gunman in Brazil Holds 18 Bus Passengers Hostage
A gunman in Brazil is holding 18 bus passengers hostage, reports AFP, quoting local media.
Karnataka Govt Transfers IMA Ponzi Scam Case to CBI
The Karnataka government has transferred the IMA ponzi scam case to the Central Bureau of Investigation, reports ANI.
AgustaWestland Money Laundering Case: HC Dismisses Ratul Puri’s Bail Plea
The Delhi High Court has dismissed anticipatory bail plea of businessman Ratul Puri in connection with the AgustaWestland money laundering case, reports ANI.
Pak Commando Behind Capture of Abhinandan Killed
A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, has been killed in firing by the Indian forces along the Line of Control.
According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a subedar with the Pakistan Army’s Special Service Group, was killed by the Indian Army in Nakyal sector of the LoC on 17 August when he was trying to facilitate more infiltrators into India.
Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict Nalini Moves HC for Parole Extension
The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to file its reply to a plea by Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking extension of her ongoing parole by 30 days.
Seeking the government’s response, a bench comprising Justices MM Sundresh and M Nirmal Kumar posted a petition by Nalini to Thursday for further hearing.
‘Boris’s Brexit Letter Offers No Alternatives to Irish Backstop’
Boris Johnson’s Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop, reports AFP, quoting the European Union.
Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against Bihar MLA Anant Singh
A Bihar court has issued an arrest warrant against independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh. Singh has been absconding since police seized an AK-47 rifle from his residence on 16 August.
Hafiz Saeed Challenges His Arrest in Terror Financing Cases in Pak
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed challenged his arrest in the terror financing cases in the Lahore High Court on Tuesday.
In a fresh petition, Saeed and 67 other leaders of the banned Jamaat-ud Dawa and its charity wing Falah-i-Insaniat, challenged the FIRs of terror financing against them in the LHC through their counsels, Advocate AK Dogar, Ahmad Abudullah Dogar and Ghulam Yasin Bhatti.
The petitioners have made the interior ministry, the Punjab home department and the Counter Terrorism Department of Punjab police respondents in the case. The court will fix hearing of this case later.
Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests
Twitter said on Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities.
Ratul Puri Appears Before Court in Money Laundering Case
Businessman Ratul Puri appears before Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the AgustaWestland money laundering case, reports ANI. The Enforcement Directorate has sought 14-day custody of Ratul Puri.
Delhi HC Dismisses Chidambaram’s Anticipatory Bail Plea in Connection With INX Media Case
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 20 August dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in connection with INX Media case.
Additional Central Assistance to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh Approved
A high-level committee, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, approves Rs 4432.10 Crore of additional central assistance to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.
Coimbatore: Structures on an Under-Construction Building Collapsed, Three Injured
Three construction workers injured after structures on an under-construction building, at the premises of Coimbatore Institute of Technology, collapsed in Coimbatore today. All the injured have been taken to a hospital.
Disputed Structure Was Put in Place on The Ruins of The Temple: CS Vaidyanathan
Senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan appearing for ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’ in the Ayodhya Case told Supreme Court that disputed structure was put in place either on the ruins of the temple or by pulling down the temple. He further added that pillar bases found by Archaeological Survey of India establish existence of a huge structure at site of Babri Masjid and other evidence reveal that it was a Hindu religious structure.
Special Court in Mumbai Convicts Chhota Rajan For Attempt to Murder
A Special Court in Mumbai convicts Rajendra Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan for attempt to murder of hotelier BR Shetty. Arguments on quantum of sentence to commence later today.
Himachal Pradesh Minister RL Markanda Airlifted From Kaza to Shimla
Himachal Pradesh Minister RL Markanda airlifted from Kaza to Shimla, he was stuck in Kaza for the last 3 days. He says, “I was stuck in Kaza, Spiti for last 3 days as roads were closed due to rainfall,127 ppl were also stuck in Chandrataal due to snowfall who have been rescued.”
Pakistan Violated Ceasefire in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch
Pakistan violated ceasefire in KRISHNA GHATI sector in POONCH at about 11 am today. Indian Army is retaliating.
SC Issues Notices to Centre, Twitter, Google & YouTube
The Supreme Court has issued notices to Centre, Twitter, Google & YouTube on plea filed by Facebook for transfer of petitions pending in High Courts across the country that demand to interlink Aadhaar database with social media profiles for authentication of identity, to Supreme Court. Next hearing is on 13 September.
Karnataka Gets a Cabinet as Ministers Take Oath in Bengaluru
KS Eshwarappa, C N Ashwath Narayan, Govind M Karjol and B Sriramulu take oath as Karnataka Cabinet Ministers, in the presence of Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, in Bengaluru.
AgustaWestland Money Laundering Case: Special Court in Delhi Defers the Hearing
A special court in Delhi defers the hearing on Enforcement Directorate plea seeking bail cancellation of Rajiv Saxena for 29 August in the AgustaWestland money laundering case.
Indian Air Force is a Technologically Advanced and Extremely Potent Force: Rajnath Singh
“Indian Air Force is a technologically advanced and extremely potent force, the recent offensive strike against terrorist outfits in our neighbourhood speaks volumes about the reach and lethality of the formidable arm of the Indian Armed Forces,” says Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.
Chhattisgarh: Two Workers Killed in Jhilimili Coal Mines
Two workers killed, 4-5 workers feared trapped after a part of Jhilimili coal mines in Koriya district caves in; rescue work underway, police present at the spot.
Uttarakhand: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Conducts a Search & Rescue Operation
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is conducting search & rescue operation in Tikochi and Arakot in Uttarkashi district on the banks of river Tons, following cloudburst in the area. One body recovered, 4 vehicles feared trapped under debris.
National Highway 3 Blocked Due to a Landslide
National Highway 3 (Manali-Leh) blocked after a landslide occurred in Marhi near Rohtang, Kullu district. An oil tanker got stuck under a boulder following the landslide.
Zakir Naik Banned From Giving Speeches in Malaysia
A day after Zakir Naik was quizzed for over 10 hours by police for his remarks against Malaysian Hindus, the Islamic preacher has been banned from giving public speeches anywhere in Malaysia.
Section 144 Imposed in Areas Under 10 Police Stations of Jaipur
Section-144 of CRPC imposed in areas under 10 police stations of Jaipur, Rajasthan from 19 August 2019 to 21 August 2019, until further orders, in view of attempts by anti-social elements to disturb the communal harmony.
Former Raebareli Sadar MLA & Congress Leader Akhilesh Singh Passes Away
Senior Congress leader and former Raebareli Sadar MLA Akhilesh Singh passed away in Lucknow on Tuesday morning. He was suffering from cancer for a long time. His body will be taken to his village in Raebareli for last rites.
On World Humanitarian Day, UN Pays Tribute to Thousands of Aid Workers Killed
The United Nations has paid tribute on World Humanitarian Day to the thousands of aid workers who have been killed, injured, assaulted and kidnapped, saying the world has become a more dangerous place for those who risk their lives to help people in need.
MNS Party Withdraws Declaration Of Bandh
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has decided to withdraw the bandh they had initially announced on 22 August. The bandh was declared after ED had summoned MNS chief Raj Thackeray. The party called the bandh off as Thackeray requested party workers not to do anything that might create problems for public.
UP Govt Increases VAT on Petrol & Diesel
Prices of diesel and petrol increased by Rs 2.35 and 98 paisa respectively since midnight. Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol has been increased to 26.80% and 17.48% on diesel.
‘Environmental Tragedy’ as Canary Islands Fire out of Control
A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy”.