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Tamil Nadu on high alert after warning on Lashkar terrorists entering state Arun Janardhanan, Indian Express
Based on intelligence inputs, the Tamil Nadu Police Thursday midnight launched a massive combing operation across the state in search of a six-member Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) group that is believed to have entered the state. A senior officer said the input was specifically on Coimbatore city.
Release leaders detained in J&K: Opp Pioneer
Opposition parties, including the Congress, the TMC, the DMK, the RJD, the Samajwadi Party and the National Conference staged a protest in the national Capital on Thursday seeking immediate release of political leaders put under detention in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
5 workers suffocate in Gzb sewer Pioneer
In yet another case of criminal apathy, five sanitation workers who had entered into a sewer died after inhaling toxic gas in Nandgram locality on Thursday. The police have registered a case of negligence causing death and launched an investigation to fix responsibility. Authorities have been asked to submit a report within 15 days.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested after clash in Delhi over Ravidas temple demolition Hindu
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was arrested a few hours after being detained at South East Delhi’s Govindpuri police station early on Thursday. A clash had broken out between police and Dalit protesters in Govindpuri on Wednesday night during a demonstration against the demolition of the Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad.
Three killed as helicopter crashes in rain-hit Uttarkashi Pioneer
A helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand crashed on Wednesday, killing three persons on board, an official said. Uttarkashi Disaster Management officer Devendra Patwal said those on board included the pilot, co-pilot and a local.
Bihar Cops left Red-faced as 22 guns fail to fire single shot at former CM's state funeral News18
While former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra's mortal remains were being cremated with full state honours on Wednesday, guns toted by 22 police personnel failed to fire a single shot. Hours after the cremation took place at Balua Bazar, Mishra's ancestral village in Supaul district, local news channels began beaming video footage of the embarrassing spectacle.
23 MLAs take oath as ministers as CM Yogi Adityanath expands UP cabinet Zee News
Twenty three MLAs were inducted as new ministers in the Uttar Pradesh government as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his cabinet on Wednesday. Out of the 23, six of them have been given the rank of cabinet ministers in what was the first reshuffle of the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state.
Civilian killed in Pak firing along LoC in Poonch Hindu
A 22-year-old civilian was killed in heavy mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.
MNS worker in Thane commits suicide after Raj Thackeray gets ED notice Mumbai Mirror
A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) worker from Thane city allegedly committed suicide after party chief Raj Thackeray received summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Assam’s NRC: time limit to appeal before Foreigners Tribunal increased to 120 days Vijaita Singh, Hindu
As the August 31 deadline for the final publication of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) nears, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday that “non-inclusion of a person’s name in the NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared as a foreigner” as they would be given adequate opportunity to present their case before the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs).
Heavy rain in hills poses flood threat to Delhi Abhishek Jha, Hindustan Times
Although high intensity rainfall in Delhi is decreasing, the threat of flooding persists in Delhi because of an increase in high-intensity and extreme rainfall this decade in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, states through which the Yamuna passes.
BSY ‘gets’ Cabinet, 17 MLAs join as Ministers Kestur Vasuki, Pioneer
After 25 days of uncertainty, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday expanded his Cabinet by inducting 17 members with a major share to his Lingayat community, a BJP voter base in Karnataka. Apart from Chief Minister Yediyurappa, there were seven MLAs from the Lingayat community who took oath as Cabinet Ministers in the hour-long ceremony held at Rajbhavan with Governor Vaju Bhai vala administering the oath of secrecy to the new Cabinet Ministers. In this, Lakshman Savadi is not a member of any house.
Nine more telephone exchanges restored in Kashmir, internet snapped in Jammu Hindustan Times
Jammu and Kashmir authorities made 10 more telephone exchanges operational in Kashmir Valley on Sunday, but again snapped services of one of the 17 centres restored on Saturday, officials said. The authorities closed one of the 17 exchanges after reports that landline phones were being used for spreading misinformation campaign, they said.
15 Killed, over 12 injured in Truck-Bus collision in Maharashtra Swati Bhasin, NDTV
Fifteen died and more than 35 were injured when a truck collided with a bus in Dhule district of Maharashtra last night. The state-run bus was on its way from Aurangabad to Shahada when the collision took place, said police. The crash took place near Neemgul village, according to Dhule Control Room official AL Patil.
Delhi: Yamuna likely to cross danger mark tomorrow, people in low-lying areas asked to vacate Indian Express
The Delhi government on Sunday sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people in low-lying areas to vacate their homes as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark on Monday, East Delhi district magistrate said in an order.
High alert in Punjab after heavy rainfall forecast for next two days Times of India
Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the deputy commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
JKB scam's biggest fraud till now detected in Bengaluru Furquan Moharkan, Deccan Herald
"Anti Corruption Bureau, J&K registered a case vide FIR 17/2019 under section 5(1)(d) read with section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act 2006, 120-B RPC at police station, ACB (CK) against management, officers & officials of the J&K bank along with beneficiary involved in financial irregularities/loan fraud worth 352.72 crore," the ACB said in a statement.
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa orders probe into alleged 'phone-tapping' of leaders, police NewsMinute
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the alleged phone-tapping of political leaders and senior police officers during the previous JD-S-Congress coalition government rule.
Rain fury in Ker: Death toll 76, 2.87L people in relief camps Pioneer
With rains subsiding in many parts of Kerala, search operations are underway in landslide hit areas of Kavalappara and Puthumala in Malappuram and Wayanad, even as the toll in the monsoon fury climbed to 76 and 2.87 lakh persons have sought refuge in relief camps.
Eid al-Adha prayers peaceful in Kashmir: Police Pioneer
Eid al-Adha prayers on Monday morning at various mosques in the Kashmir Valley concluded without any violence, police said. The authorities had on Sunday said people will be allowed to visit neighbourhood mosques to offer prayers. Large gatherings, however, were not allowed in any part of the Valley, an official said on Monday.
Former Congress MP Santiuse Kujur, Gautam Roy join BJP in Assam Zee News
In yet another setback to the Congress party, former Congress leaders Santiuse Kujur and Gautam Roy joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday. The two were formally inducted in the saffron party in presence of Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Prohibitory orders withdrawn in Jammu; schools, colleges to reopen Pioneer
The Jammu district administration on Friday withdrew prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 imposed here on August 5 in view of the Centre abrogating constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, according to an official order.
Delhi government declares 2-day mourning for Sushma Swaraj TribuneIndia
The Delhi government on Wednesday declared a two-day mourning in the national capital as a mark of respect for senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday.
Six killed, 11 injured after fire breaks out at multi-storey building in Delhi's Zakir Nagar area Firstpost
Six people were killed while 11 sustained injuries after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Zakir Nagar on early Tuesday morning. The injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment. The call about the fire in a four-storey building was received at 2:32 am after which fire tenders were rushed to the spot, fire officials said.
Heavy rain hits life in Mumbai again Hindu
Heavy rain in Mumbai and adjoining regions disrupted life for the second consecutive day on August 4, throwing train services off the track, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts.
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