50 Killed, 100 Burnt in Oil Tanker Road Crash in DR Congo
Around 50 people died and 100 were burnt on Saturday after an oil tanker collided with a vehicle on a highway in the west of DR Congo, the acting governor of the region said.
“We have about 50 dead and a 100 people have suffered second degree burns,” said Atou Matabuana, the interim governor of Kongo Central region, according to the actualite.cd website.
Delhi Metro Smart Cards to Now Come in Different Colours
The hugely smart cards for the Delhi Metro will now come in different colours, including red, orange and yellow, reported Hindustan Times.
The new cards will be out by mid-December, and will carry the tagline, ‘One Delhi. One Ride’. The cards in use currently are all blue in colour.
Three Cases of Swine Flu in Noida and Greater Noida
Three cases of swine flu that have been reported from Noida and Greater Noida recently, The Times of India reported. Among those who tested positive were two siblings, five and six years old.
A 59-year-old, who later died, was also infected by the virus.
Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi Offers Prayers At Gwarighat, Holds Roadshow in Jabalpur
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered prayers at Gwarighat in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur, in the run-up to the Assembly elections in the state. Later, he also held a roadshow in the district.
20 Dead After Minibus Falls into Gorge
20 people died and 13 were injured in the accident where a minibus fell into a deep gorge at Kela Moth on Jammu Srinagar National Highway. The minibus was going from Banihal to Ramban, ANI reported. 8 people have been airlifted to Jammu.
One Shutter of Kerala’s Cheruthoni Dam Opened
One shutter of Cheruthoni dam in Kerala has been opened, releasing 50 cumecs of water from the reservoir, ANI reported.
“No Positivity” About Parrikar’s Health Condition: Goa Deputy CM
There is “no positivity” about health condition of ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted in the AIIMS in New Delhi, BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said to IANS on Friday.
Lobo, who is considered close to Parrikar in political circles here, said the former Defence Minister’s hearing faculties have also been impacted of late.
“He can hear less, it seems now… We all are praying that he comes out of his sickness. But till today (Friday), there is no positivity about his coming out,” Lobo told reporters on the sidelines of a protest meet organised by a pro-mining resumption lobby.
AAP Worker Charred to Death
Aam Aadmi Party worker Naveen Dass charred to death after his SUV caught fire near Loni-Bhopura road in the early morning hours on Friday. SP (city) Shlok Kumar said, “Hi family has alleged murder & we have registered a case on the basis of their complaint. A probe is underway.”
Kerala Devaswom Minister to Meet Sabarimala Chief Priest Today
Kerala Devaswom (Temple Affairs) Minister Kadakampally Surendran will meet chief priest of the Sabarimala temple today, ANI reported.
Two Toll Plaza Employees Critically Injured After BJP MP Thrashes Them
2 toll plaza employees critically injured after allegedly being thrashed by BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and his aides in Kolaras yesterday because they asked the leader for proof of identity, ANI reported. The incident was captured on CCTV camera, but the MP denied his involvement, ANI added.
Minibus Falls Into Gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
A minibus on its way from Banihal to Ramban fell into a deep gorge at Kela Moth on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, ANI reported. Rescue operations underway. More details awaited.
Court Grants Bail to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi & Others in IRCTC Scam Case
Delhi’s Patiala House Court Court grants regular bail to Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav and other accused who were present at the hearing in the IRCTC scam case, ANI reported. Delhi’s Patiala House Court fixes 19 November as the next date for the hearing. Accused Lalu Yadav to appear via video conferencing.
India Summons Pak Cabinet Minister Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri For Sharing Stage With Hafiz Saeed
India has summoned Pakistan Cabinet Minister Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri after he shared the stage with 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, The Indian Express reported, citing sources.
Qadri, the Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, was seen seated near banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Saeed as he addressed an All Parties Conference organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council – a coalition of over 40 political and religious parties – on Sunday, 30 September, in Islamabad, PTI reported.
Raids on Govt Officials Underway in Karnataka
Raids are underway at 3 locations of government official Chandragouda B Patil in Belagavi and 3 locations of government official Chidanand B Minchinal in Bagalkot in connection with disproportionate assets cases against them, ANI reported.
51-Year-Old Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse of High School Students
A 51-year-old government school teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting and sexually abusing high school girl students in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, ANI reported. “The child welfare committee has complained against the teacher. A case has been registered under the POCSO & ST/SC Atrocity Act. Interrogation is underway,” officials told ANI.