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Modi govt strengthened probe agencies: Amit Shah

Narendra Modi govt took all efforts to strengthen probe agencies such as NIA and anti-terror laws in line with its policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism: Union Home Minister Amit Shah

CWC to meet Sunday

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on Sunday to approve the schedule of dates for the election of the next party president.

Sachin Pilot reacts to Azad’s resignation

Congress leader Sachin Pilot says it is wrong to hold one individual responsible for electoral loss, day after Ghulam Nabi Azad pinned blame for party’s 2014 Lok Sabha poll debacle largely on Rahul Gandhi

Bilkis Bano case: Cong holds protest against release of convicts

Women activists of Nationalist Congress Party hold protest in Thane against release of 11 convicts by Gujarat govt in Bilkis Bano case

Ganga crosses danger mark in Varanasi

Water level in Ganga crosses danger mark in Varanasi, many agricultural, residential areas on river banks inundated.

Fadnavis take side of Ghulam Nabi Azad

Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raised valid points while exiting Congress which is a “sinking ship”, says Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.

AAP MLA attacked in Delhi

AAP MLA from Mustafabad Haji Yunus alleged some “anti-social elements” in “drunken state” attacked his car in which his son, daughters were travelling.

Rajkot ready for eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

Eco friendly-idols of Lord Ganesh -clay idols- displayed at an exhibition in Rajkot ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. Organiser Dr Nutan Gokani said,”Idea was that when you establish Lord Ganesh idol, shouldn’t be made of PoP or harmful material but clay that dissolves in water”

Dy CM M Sisodia on LG probe in Delhi govt school classroom

Dy CM M Sisodia said, CBI raided CMs office, then mine 4 years back. They registered cases against 40 MLAs, didn’t find anything. “Then sent CBI to my house in fake excise policy case, realized they will not find anything. So they’ve started something new now, on schools made. Delhi govt schools are beyond several private schools. This (BJP) is a party of illiterates and wants to keep country illiterate. In their own states, they’ve shut down several govt schools. They should investigate why so many govt schools in their rule have shut.”

Marbat festival in Nagpur

AIU officers caught gold smuggler at NSCBI Airport

Acting on intelligence, an Indian male who arrived from Mumbai was intercepted at Domestic Arrival of NSCBI Airport by Kolkata Customs AIU officers and thorough search of his person resulted in recovery of 5 pcs (1466.53gms) of 24K foreign origin Gold Bar worth Rs 77 lakhs (26.08).

Food grains transportation tenders scam:

Punjab former Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu to be produced before court, heavy security arrangements made outside. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested Congress leader and former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday evening in the alleged food grains transportation tenders scam. He was arrested from Ludhiana, officials said. Ashu’s arrest came hours after he along with other senior Punjab Congress leaders “presented” themselves at the Vigilance Bureau office in Mohali, saying it could detain any of them as they were fed up with the AAP government in Punjab levelling corruption allegations against them.

Union HM Amit Shah inaugurates NIA office in Raipur

Union HM Amit Shah at inauguration of NIA office in Raipur said, “We’ve zero-tolerance toward left-wing extremism and terrorism. We’ve empowered NIA. Technical, cyber and forensic experts and continuous learning power have been inbuilt in NIA. We expanded NIA’s scope to other countries too.”

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan participats in the state-level employment day program in Indore today

Sonali Phogat murder case:

Accused in the Sonali Phogat murder case, Sudhir Sangwan & Sukhwinder Singh taken to Goa medical college and hospital before being taken to 10-day custody.

Big scandal from Delhi CM office

47 files signed by CMO staff, instead of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, returned, said LG office sources. Delhi LG Secretariat has returned 47 files, not signed by CM. These files, signed by the staff of the CMO, include those related to Education Department and Waqf Board amongst others.

Kerala: Stone pelting at CPIM office

Around 2am, Three bike-borne people threw a stone at office of CPIM, a car was also damaged. “Incident happened and we’re investigating it. Three cases registered. It was a clash between ABVP & CPIM at Vanchiyur. We’re in process of making arrests,” informed Trivandrum Commissioner Sparjan Kumar.

Jharkhand Political Crisis

Two buses, carrying Jharkhand MLAs, left from CM Hemant Soren’s residence earlier this afternoon after a meeting of the UPA legislators.

Jharkhand Political Crisis

Sonali Phogat death case

Court sent the two accused to two-day Police custody. “They will be interrogated. As soon as new development happens, we will tell you. We have also arrested one drug peddler. The owner of the club where it was supplied has also been arrested,” said Goa IGP.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui show cancelled in Delhi

DCP Central Dist Shweta Chauhan said that the show of Munawar Faruqui cancelled keeping security reasons in mind. “Permission cancelled and show won’t be held. It was to ensure that there shouldn’t be any threat to law and order and communal harmony doesn’t turn into disharmony.” Organisers have been informed that the show will not be held. If they go ahead, legal action will be taken, she said.

Sonali Phogat death case: Both accused Sukhwinder and Sangwan sent to 10-day Police custody

Sukhwinder Singh and Sudhir Sangwan, main accused in the murder case of actor and BJP leader Sonali Phogat, have been sent to 10-day police custody. The Police arrested Edwin Nunes, owner of Curlies Beach Shack in Anjuna, and also a suspected drug peddler Dattprashad Gaonkar taking the total arrests in the case to four. “Drug peddler who had supplied drugs (to accused) has been arrested. The owner of the shack where drugs were found has been arrested too. The investigation is going on well. Multiple teams are working. We will send one team to Haryana too,” said Jaspal Singh, Director General of Police.

Jharkhand political crisis

Jharkhand political crisis

Jharkhand Congress Legislative Party meeting to be held at 8:30 pm today. Party’s Incharge for the state, Avinash Pande will preside over the meeting.

AIFF apologises to Gokulam Kerala, owner says federation’s “inefficiency” costs club lakhs

Gokulam Kerala owner V C Praveen on Saturday said that the AIFF’s “inefficiency” cost the club lakhs of rupees after the national federation apologised to the team for its removal from the AFC Women’s Club Championship owing to the 11-day ban by FIFA. Gokulam Kerala, the reigning Indian Women’s League champions, were the worst affected by the FIFA ban on the AIFF as the Kozhikode-based team was not allowed to compete in the top-tier AFC club competition in Uzbekistan.

Mewat scammers ensnare targets with porn video calls

As cyber criminals and scamsters devise new methods to con people, anonymous video calls on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, showing nude girls on the other side as part of ‘sextortion, are growing in India and the tri-junction of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh is now being called the “New Jamtara”.
Cyber criminals from the region make a quick video of the person watching the porn clip, and the harassment begins. The victims receive audio calls where they are asked to shell out money via digital payment apps quickly, else the cyber thugs would post these screenshots on Facebook for their friends and family members to see.

Pakistan lodges protest with India over its citizen’s death in Kashmir

Pakistan has called in India’s Charge d’Affaires here to lodge a strong protest over the death of a Pakistani prisoner in Kashmir, in what it termed as a “fake encounter”. The Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that the Indian Charge d’Affaires was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

Two earthquakes hit J-K; total 13 tremors in five days

Two mild earthquakes struck Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said. The tremors of magnitude 2.9 and 3.4 were reported within a span of over four-and-a-half hours in the morning, they said. With this, a total of 13 earthquakes having mild intensity had hit Doda, Kishtwar, Katra (Reasi) and Udhampur districts of the Jammu province since Tuesday.

Police denies permission to comedian Munawar Faruqui’s Delhi show

Police have denied permission to stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui’s show in central Delhi to maintain communal harmony after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad wrote a letter to the city police chief to cancel the programme, officials said on Saturday. A senior police officer said the central district police in its report to the licencing unit said the show will affect communal harmony in the area.

Matt Shakman in talks to direct Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’

“WandaVision” helmer Matt Shakman is in negotiations to direct the “Fantastic Four” movie for Marvel Studios. According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the development comes after “Spider-Man: No Way Home” filmmaker Jon Watts stepped away from the much-anticipated film in April this year. As Shakman is looking at a new Marvel project, the director has decided to exit the “Star Trek” feature at Paramount Pictures.

“It’s time to change the system,” says Bhaichung Bhutia

The lifting of the ban on All India Football Federation (AIFF) late on Friday after the Supreme Court terminated the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has cleared the decks for India to host the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup in October. “It’s a wonderful news. I welcome the decision of the FIFA to lift the suspension on AIFF. It’s a win for Indian football, nothing else,” Bhutia told PTI.

Former imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque jailed for 10 years

A Saudi court has sentenced a prominent former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca to 10 years in prison, Middle East Eye reported. The Specialised Criminal Appeals Court in Riyadh sentenced Sheikh Saleh al Talib to prison after overturning a previous acquittal, US-based rights group Democracy for the Arab World Now (Dawn) said.
Saudi authorities first detained Talib in 2018 and gave no reason for his arrest, which came after he delivered a sermon criticising the General Entertainment Authority, a government body in charge of regulating the entertainment industry, according to activists, Middle East Eye reported.

Activist Licypriya Kangujam attempts largest plastic bottle sentence to highlight climate change

Licypriya Kangujam, a 10-year-old climate activist, is hoping to get her name registered in the Guinness World Records after spelling out a sentence — Save our Planet and our Future — with 6,056 plastic bottles. While the Guinness World Records is yet to verify the event, the current record of making a sentence with plastic bottles has been done with 3,325 bottles by St Edward Prep School in Berkshire, United Kingdom, in February 2022.

“We will force Rahul Gandhi to become Congress chief”

Rahul Gandhi would be pursued to return as Congress President as there is none in the party other than him who has a pan-India appeal, veteran leader M Mallikarjun Kharge has said. The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said anyone aspiring to lead the party should be known throughout the country and enjoy support from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and West Bengal to Gujarat.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India

Jharkhand Governor likely to send Soren’s disqualification order to EC on Sat

Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais is likely to send the order of disqualification of Chief Minister Hemant Soren as an MLA to the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday, Raj Bhavan sources said. Members of the state’s ruling coalition will gather for the third round of meeting in the morning at the chief minister’s residence in the midst of intense speculation about the political fate of Soren, whose assembly membership hangs in balance over a mining lease case.
“The governor will sign the disqualification order today and it will be sent to the ECI,” a Raj Bhavan source told PTI.

India reports 9,520 new COVID-19 cases

Infection tally rises to 4,43,98,696, while death toll climbs to 5,27,597

Sonali Phogat murder being hushed up, says Congress’ Michael Lobo

Police trying to hush up Sonali Phogat murder case, says Goa Congress leader Michael Lobo; seeks a CBI probe

Takeaways from the unsealed Mar-a-Lago search affidavit

  • Trump had ‘a lot’ of classified material stored at his club
  • The records included top intelligence secrets
  • Classified records were mixed with other papers
  • Trump had repeated opportunities to return the documents
  • Trump says he did nothing wrong

Dubai-bound flight receives bomb threat call

A bomb threat call was received to a Dubai-bound private carrier on Saturday following which the checks were underway to ascertain if any explosive items were planted in the aircraft, officials said. An anonymous call was received at the police control room in this connection following which the airport police were alerted.

Ukraine train system attacks may be war crimes, experts say

Russia’s attack on a Ukrainian train station that killed more than 20 people this week is the latest in a series of strikes on the country’s railway system that some international legal scholars say may be war crimes. While Russia claimed that it had targeted the train because it was carrying Ukrainian troops and equipment on Wednesday, an Associated Press reporter on the ground said there was no visible indication that Ukrainian troops were among the dead, who included children. If civilians were the target, experts said Thursday, the attack could be considered a war crime.

Indian Americans condemn racist attack in Texas

Indian American bodies on Friday condemned the hate crime against a group of four Indian Americans in Texas. Esmeralda Upton from Plano in Texas was arrested for the racially-motivated physical and verbal assault of four South Asian women in a parking lot on Wednesday.
“The recent news of four Indian-origin women being harassed and abused with vile racial slurs in Plano, TX, has sent shock waves through the Indian-American community,” said Sanjeev Joshipura from Indiaspora.

Rain emergency declared in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday declared a rain emergency in several districts with immediate effect till August 30 after disaster management officials warned that the Swat River has reached “high to very high” flood levels. The emergency was declared on the recommendation of the district administration and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) after flash floods wreaked havoc in Swat, Shangla, Mingora, Kohistan and other areas.

More polio virus detected in upstate New York wastewater

State health officials in New York are warning of expanding “community spread” of the polio virus after it was found in wastewater samples from another upstate county. The state Department of Health said Friday the polio virus was detected in four samples from Sullivan County, two each in July and August. Sullivan County is several dozen miles northwest of Rockland County, where officials on July 21 announced the first case of polio in the United States in nearly a decade. The unidentified young adult was unvaccinated.

Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League Meet title

Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday scripted yet another historic feat as he became the first Indian to clinch a Diamond League Meet title by winning the Lausanne leg.
The 24-year-old Chopra, who had pulled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to a “minor” groin injury he had suffered while winning a silver during the World Championships last month, hurled the spear to 89.04m in his first attempt to seal the win in style.

Jahangirpuri violence case assigned to sessions court

A district and sessions judge here on Friday assigned the Jahangirpuri violence case to a sessions court in Rohini, which will hear the arguments on framing of charges on September 23. The case was assigned to the court of additional sessions judge Smita Garg.

Tamil Nadu logs 539 new COVID-19 cases

India, Argentina reaffirm commitment to deepen and diversify bilateral cooperation

India and Argentina on Friday reaffirmed commitment to further deepening and diversifying their bilateral cooperation, expanding it in new domains to meet emerging challenges, including terrorism and climate change, through broadening and deepening their strategic partnership.

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