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Naxal Killed in Encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur District
A naxal was killed on Saturday in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said.
The incident occurred around 8:30 am in a forest near Punnur village, around six kms from Awapalli police station, when a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Five of Family From Bengaluru Charred to Death in Car Crash in Andhra
Five people of a family including two children were charred to death and another critically injured when their car caught fire after ramming into a roadside safety barrier in Chittoor district on Saturday, police said.
The mishap occurred when the family members were on their way to Bengaluru from Tirupati this morning. The speeding car was suspected to have run-off the road and hit the steel barrier erected along the highway in Mamadugu village, they said.
The victims were charred beyond recognition, they added.
Drones Strike Major Saudi Aramco Facility, Oilfield
Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
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Two Killed in UP as House Collapses Due to Heavy Rain
Two members of a family were killed as their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Musafirkhana tehsil in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.
Laxman Kori (55) and his granddaughter Santosha (13), residents of Thakur Pindara village, were buried under the debris of their house that collapsed on Friday night, SDM Mahatma Singh said.
Both were rushed to the Community Health Centre in Musafirkhana where they were declared dead,
Hindu Sena Workers Deface Babar Road Signpost
Hindu Sena workers defaced the Babar Road signboard in the Bengali Market area, demanding the name of the road be changed.
Fire Breaks out in Cotton Green Railway Station in Mumbai
A fire broke out on the skywalk of the Cotton Green railway station in Mumbai. Two fire tenders are at spot.
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The Full Assam Citizens’ List Published Online
The full Assam citizens’ list containing 3.30 crore applicants, including 19 lakh who didn’t make it, has been published online.
Former NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale Joins BJP
Former NCP Lok Sabha MP and descendant of Shivaji Maharaj Udayanraje Bhosale joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of BJP President Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
He had earlier submitted his resignation from Lok Sabha to Speaker Om Birla.
One Mumbai Metro Labourer Dies in Accident
One labourer of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) died and one injured after a piece of rock mass from the tunnel face collapsed and fell. Incident is being investigated, reported ANI.
Albuquerque Police: 5 People Dead After Multiple Shootings
Authorities in New Mexico’s largest city scrambled Friday to piece together what sparked separate shootings that killed five people and wounded six others as the mayor acknowledged that elected leaders and residents were tired of the violence that has plagued parts of Albuquerque.
There were no immediate arrests in Thursday night’s shootings.
US Fines Japan Airlines $300,000 Over Long Flight Delays
The US government is fining Japan Airlines 300,000 dollars for delays that trapped passengers on two grounded planes for hours.
Under an agreement with the Transportation Department, the airline gets credit for 60,000 dollars spent compensating passengers, and 120,000 dollars will be waived if the airline avoids similar incidents for one year.