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One Dead and 10 Injured After Two Cranes Collapse At Kakinada Deep Seaport

One dead and ten injured after two cranes collapsed at Kakinada Deep Seaport in Andhra Pradesh. Many workers trapped under the cranes. More details awaited.

(ANI)

WW-II Bomb Found During Dredging Operations in Kolkata

A 1000-pound aerial bomb dating back to the World War-II era has been unearthed at a dock here during routine dredging operations.

The area was cordoned off following the discovery of the bomb Friday and the police, Navy and the Army duly informed, Kolkata Port Trust Chairman Vinit Kumar said.

“The 4.5-metre-long aerial bomb was located around 2 pm yesterday during dredging operations at Netaji Subhas Dock berth II. Initially, we thought it was a torpedo, but the Navy has confirmed that it is a bomb,” he said.

(PTI)

Charred Bodies Of 30-Year-Old Woman, Seven-Year-Old Found In UP

Charred bodies of a 30-year-old woman and a seven-year-old girl were recovered from Mailani forests near Lakhimpur Kheri, the police said.

The bodies, which were recovered on Friday, were burnt beyond recognition.

A mobile handset, a tiffin, a saucer, glasses and burnt tyres were also recovered from the spot.

(NDTV)

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Election Commissioner Lavasa Reviews LS preparations During Goa Visit

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa said he has reviewed preparedness of authorities in Goa to conduct Lok Sabha elections, which are due next year.

He held a series of meetings with Election Commission of India (ECI) officials in Goa on Friday.

“My visit was to see the state of preparedness for Lok Sabha elections, especially because work of voters’ registration is going on,” he told reporters.

He said the ECI has taken stock of the situation.

(PTI)

Four Killed in Philippines After Storm Triggers Landslides

Four people were killed in landslides and thousands of others evacuated from their homes after a storm swept through the central Philippine islands on Saturday, PTI reported quoting local officials.

(PTI)

Egypt Police Kill 40 Terrorists After Giza Bomb Attack

Egypt police on Saturday killed 40 ‘terrorists’ after a roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday near the Giza Pyramids, killing three Vietnamese and their Egyptian guide, AFP reported.

German News Weekly Suspends Two Editors After Fake News Scandal

Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel, shaken by a scandal over a reporter who admitted faking stories for years, said it has suspended two senior editors.

The contracts of Ullrich Fichtner, an editor in chief, and Matthias Geyer, a chief editor, have been “suspended until the (magazine’s) internal commission has completed its investigation into the affair,” the editor in chief Steffen Klusmann said in an internal letter, of which AFP obtained a copy on Friday.

(PTI)

Two Killed, 40 Injured in Major Accident on NH 34 in West Bengal

Two persons were killed and 40 others injured after one vehicle rammed into an electric pole and another hit it from behind on National Highway 34 in Malda district of West Bengal, police said Saturday.

The incident happened on Friday night near Adina under the jurisdiction of Gazole police station, when three pick-up vans, each of them carrying 30 persons, were returning to Govindpur village, under the jurisdiction of Chanchal police station, from a crematorium near here.

The first vehicle lost control and hit an electric pole following which the second vehicle rammed into it, the police officer said.

(PTI)

Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering Meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering met with Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday, ANI reported.

PM Tshering arrived in New Delhi on Thursday for a three-day visit to India, his first official trip abroad after assuming office in October, IANS reported.

Five Killed in Coal Mine Accident in China, One Still Trapped

Five workers were killed while another remained trapped in a coal mine accident in east China’s Fujian Province, local authorities said Saturday.

The accident occurred Friday at a coal mine in Yongding District in the city of Longyan, the district’s publicity department said, without elaborating on what kind of accident it was.

Nine people were working underground when the accident took place. Five have been confirmed dead, one injured and two others were lifted to safety, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The search operation to rescue the trapped miner is on.

The coal mine owner has been taken into custody. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, the report said.

(PTI)

Sudan Police Tackles Fresh Protests After Arrest of Opposition Leader in Khartoum

Sudanese police broke up several protests held after Friday (28 December) prayers, as security agents arrested a top opposition leader following calls for more demonstrations against a rise in bread prices.

Angry crowds have taken to the streets in Khartoum and other cities since December 19 after a government decision to hike the cost of bread.

Nineteen people have been killed so far in the protests, the government said, and the UN on Friday called on the authorities in Sudan to investigate the deaths.

(PTI)

Body of a Woman Found Near Lady Irwin College in Delhi

A body of a woman was found near Lady Irwin college at Mandi House in Delhi late on Friday, 28 December, ANI reported.

Restrictions on Foreign E-commerce Companies to Hit FDI in India

Expressing concern over India tightening restrictions on foreign e-commerce companies operating in the country, leading American industry advocacy groups have said that such a move would have a long-term negative impact on the foreign direct investment as well as consumers.

Earlier this week, the government announced changes to the foreign direct investment policy for the e-commerce sector, which would end discounts and cashback offers that online platforms with foreign investment were offering.

Flipkart and US-based Amazon, the two largest players in the burgeoning Indian e-commerce sector, are expected to be hit the hardest once the new norms come into effect from February 2019.

(PTI)

7 Killed, 4 Injured in Accident Due to Heavy Fog in Haryana

Seven people were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into two SUVs due to heavy fog on the Ambala-Chandigarh national highway on Saturday, police said.

“Two cars coming from Chandigarh were hit by another vehicle. The accident took place as heavy fog limited visibility. The injured people have been hospitalised,” they said.

The deceased belonged to Chandigarh.

Earlier on Monday, eight people were killed when dense fog led to a pile-up on a national highway in Haryana’s Jhajjar district.

(PTI)

Haryana Govt Gives Go Ahead to Investigate Bhupinder Hooda, Robert Vadra in Land Grab Case

The Haryana government on Saturday gave permission to the Gurugram police commissioner to investigate former Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda and Robert Vadra in relation to an FIR against in the DLF land grab case.

(ANI)

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines’ Midanao

The southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday was struck by an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude, ANI reported quoting Reuters.

Indian Army Rescues 2,500 Tourists Stranded near Nathu La Pass Due to Snowfall

The Indian Army on Saturday rescued approximately 2,500 tourists who were stuck in Sikkim near Nathu La, close to the India-China border owing to heavy snowfall, ANI reported.

BJP Leader Suraj Nandan Kushwaha Passes Away

BJP Leader and MLC from Bihar Suraj Nandan Kushwaha passed away in Patna on Saturday, 29 December due to a cardiac arrest, ANI reported.

Fire Breaks Out in Under Construction Building Near Mumbai’s Kamala Mills

A fire broke out Saturday in an under construction building near Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai, ANI reported. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Low Intensity Blast at Jammu Bus Stand, Say Reports

A low intensity blast took place at a bus stand in Jammu in the wee hours of Saturday, 29 December, CNN-News18 reported. No casualties have been reported.

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Encounter Between Security Forces & Militants in J&K’s Pulwama

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.

A search operation was launched after sources told security forces about the whereabouts of the terrorists in the area. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

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Updated: December 29, 2018 — 11:12 am