Latest News: 43 Killed as Suicide Bomber Targets Clerics in Kabul


Unnao Rape Victim’s Uncle Arrested In Attempted Murder Case

Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday, 19 November, arrested Mahesh Singh, uncle of Unnao rape case victim, from Delhi’s Nangloi, in an attempt to murder case.

(Source: ANI)

US Intel Officials Conclude bin Salman Ordered Khashoggi Killing: Reports

President Donald Trump’s decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman or cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing will disappoint and anger critics. US intelligence officials reportedly concluded bin Salman ordered the killing.

(Source: AP)

US ‘Strongly’ Endorses South Korean Candidate to Lead Interpol

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US “strongly” endorses South Korean candidate to lead Interpol.

(Source: AFP)

53 Dead in Boko Haram Attack

Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force.

(Source: AFP)

US to Keep ‘Steadfast’ Partnership With Saudis: Trump

Despite Khashoggi murder, US to keep “steadfast” partnership with Saudis, Trump says .

(Source: AFP)


43 Killed as Suicide Bomber Targets Clerics in Afghan Capital

A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 43 people, Afghan officials said.

Public Health Ministry spokesperson Wahid Majroh said another 83 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. He said more than 20 people are in critical condition and that the toll could rise.

(Source: AP)

Jet Airways ‘In Discussion With Various Investors to Secure Sustainable Financing’: CEO

Jet Airways on Tuesday said it was in active discussion with various investors to secure sustainable financing.

“We are in active discussions with various investors to secure sustainable financing to navigate through the current headwinds and create long-term growth. There is interest in our strong brand and confidence in our business turnaround efforts,” Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube said in a letter to its passengers.

There had been a round of buzz that Tata Sons, the holding company of Tata Group, was carrying out a due-diligence on Jet Airways.

Tata Sons in its reaction has said, “We would like to clarify that any such discussions have been preliminary and no proposal has been made.”

(Source: AP)

Ajay Chautala’s Party to Contest Assembly, LS Polls Next Year

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s elder son Ajay Chautala on Tuesday said his new party will contest next year’s assembly elections and the Lok Sabha polls from all 10 seats in the state.

Ajay Chautala new party is being launched next month following a split on Saturday in the Indian National Lok Dal, a result of the power struggle between him and his younger brother Abhay Chautala.

He said the name of the new party will include ‘Jan Nayak’, an apparent reference to the Chautala brothers’ grandfather and former deputy prime minister Devi Lal.

“It’s time to follow the path shown by Chaudhary Devi Lal,” Ajay Chautala, who was recently expelled from the INLD, said.

Ajay Chautala, who is undergoing a 10-year jail term with father Om Prakash Chautala since 2013 in a teachers’ recruitment scam, said the new party will hold a rally in Jind on 9 December.

(Source: PTI)

West Bengal Housing Minister Sovan Chatterjee Resigns From Cabinet

TMC leader and West Bengal Housing minister, Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the state cabinet on Tuesday.

State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim took over Chatterjee’s role following his resignation.


Fire Breaks Out in YMCA Building in Delhi

A fire broke out at the 4th floor of the YMCA building in Delhi. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot to the douse the flame. Cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

More details awaited.


Bus Carrying 30 Passengers in Odisha Falls

A bus carrying around 30 passengers fell from the Mahanadi bridge near Jagatpur in Cuttack, Odisha. Rescue teams present were sent to the spot.

More details awaited


Second Phase of J&K Panchayat Polls Concludes with 71% Voter Turnout

Polling concluded in the second phase of the Jammu And Kashmir Panchayat Poll on Tuesday, 20 November, with 71.1 percent voter turnout.

The third phase of polling in the state is scheduled on 24 November.


Odisha Govt Moves Resolution Seeking 33% Reservation for Women

Odisha government on Tuesday moved a resolution in the state assembly, demanding 33 percent reservation for women in the assembly.


Case Filed Against Former DUSU President Ankiv Baisoya by DU Department Head

A case was filed against former Delhi University Student’ Union president Ankiv Baisoya under Sections 420, 468 and 471 of Indian Penal Code at Morris Nagar police station on Tuesday.

The complainant, KTS Sarao who is the head of the department of Buddhist Studies in Delhi University filed the case against Baisoya for submitting fake certificates in Delhi University.


Delhi Police Arrest Hizb ut-Tahrir for Killing Officer in J&K’s Pulwama

Special cell of the Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a Hizb ut-Tahrir operative, Ansar ul Haq for his role in killing of sub-Inspector Imtiaz Ali Ahmad whose body was found in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on 28 October.


TRS Leader Vishweshwar Reddy Resigns

Member of parliament from Chevella Konda, Telangana – Vishweshwar Reddy on Tuesday resigned from Telangana Rashtra Samithi.


Manager of NGO Managing Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Arrested

Manager of the NGO managing Muzaffarpur shelter home in Bihar, Saista Praveen alias Madhu was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday.

According to the report, CBI who described her arrest as a “big catch” said that Madhu was involved in teaching children “how to have sex”, during her time at the shelter home.



Death Penalty, Life Term For Two 1984 Riots Convicts

Patiala House Courts on Tuesday sentenced death sentence to accused Yashpal Singh and life imprisonment Naresh Sehrawat in the 1984 sikh riots case.

They were convicted for murdering two Sikhs in South Delhi’s Mahipal pur area on 1 November 1984.


2nd Phase Of J&K Panchayat Polls Begin

Voting started for the second phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security as voters started trickling out to exercise their franchise.

Large contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the polling stations to ensure a peaceful process.

The polls were being held at 2,179 polling stations including 828 in the valley and 1,351 in Jammu division.


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Attacked With Chilli Powder

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was attacked on Tuesday, 20 November with chilli powder at Delhi Secretariat .

According to the report, the man identified as Anil Kumar Hindustani threw chilli powder on the CM at 2:10 pm, following which he was taken into custody.

(Source: News18)

Also Read : Chilli Powder Thrown on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Attacker Held

PCB’s Claim Against BCCI Dismissed

On behalf of the Dispute Panel, the ICC has announced the outcome of the recent DRC proceedings between the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB).

Following a three-day hearing, the panel has dismissed PCB’s claim against BCCI: International Cricket Council.

(Source: ANI)


Won’t Contest 2019 Elections, Confirms Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a press conference in Indore, confirmed that she will not contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“It is the party which decides, but I have made up my mind not to contest next elections,” the union minister said.

(Source: ANI)

Also Read : Will Not Contest 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Announces Sushma Swaraj

Judge Bars Trump From Denying Asylum to People Entering US Illegally

A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.

(Source: AP)

Delhi Air Quality Remains ‘Very Poor’, AQI Recorded at 349

Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ on Tuesday due to unfavourable wind and high humidity, authorities said.

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 349, which comes under the ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).

(Source: PTI)

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma Surrendered

Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma surrendered in a Begusarai Court in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

Last week Janata Dal(United) had suspended her from the party.

(Source: ANI)

Hurriyat Leader Hafizuulah Mir Shot in J&K’s Achabal

Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir was shot at in Achabal area of South Kashmir. He has been admitted to hospital.

He succumbed to his injuries later.

(Source: ANI)

6 Dead, 11 Injured in Wardha Explosion

At least 6 people killed and 11 were injured in Pulgaon Army depot explosion in Maharashtra’s Wardha.

(Source: ANI)

Schools Shut Down in Poonch Area After Ceasefire Violation by Pak

All schools were closed in Degwar, Malti and other adjoining areas of Poonch sector after ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Tuesday, 20 November.

(Source: ANI)

Air Hostess Anissia Batra Death Case: Delhi High Court Grant In-Laws Bail

Delhi High Court granted bail to in-laws in Air hostess Anissia Batra death case.

Anissia’s family had alleged that her in-laws and husband were harassing her over dowry.

(Source: ANI)

Encounter Underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

An encounter has started between security forces and terrorists at Nadigam village in Shopian district. Two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

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Updated: November 20, 2018 — 7:33 pm