Latest News: Death Toll in Kishtwar Van Accident Rises to 13


Congress Core Committee to Hold Meeting at Rahul Gandhi’s Residence

Congress Party’s core committee will hold a meeting on 15 September at party president Rahul Gandhi’s residence.


Death Toll in Kishtwar Van Accident Rises to 13

NDTV reported that the death toll in the Kishtwar matador van accident has risen to 11. 13 people have been injured and rescue operations are currently underway.

Self-styled Godman Ashu Bhai Sent to 3-Day Police Custody for Alleged Gang-Rape

Self-styled baba Ashu Bhai has been sent to 3 days police custody for allegedly gang-raping a woman and her 16-year-old daughter at his ashram in Hauz Khas, ANI reported.

Delhi HC Adjourns Hearing on Gautam Navlakha’s Plea Against Arrest to 20 September

Delhi High Court adjourns the hearing on activist Gautam Navlakha’s plea against his arresting and transit remand to 20 September.

SC Asks Centre to Frame Separate Rules for Granting Disability Certificates to Leprosy Patients

SC asks Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificate to leprosy patients for availing reservation benefits, PTI reported.

Five-time Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang Resigns from Congress

Five-time Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang resigned from the party, accusing the leadership of adopting a policy of “phasing out” senior leaders, PTI reported.

In his resignation letter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday night, Lapang said he was resigning “reluctantly and with a heavy heart”.

The former Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief accused the AICC of embarking upon a policy of phasing out senior and elderly people.

Woman Alleges Kidnap and Gang-Rape of Daughter

A woman from Rewari, Haryana alleged that her daughter was kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of men on 13 September, ANI reported.

Modi ji says ‘Beti Padho, Beti Bacho’, but how? I want justice for my daughter. Police has taken no action yet,” she added.

Three Children Drown in Arrah’s Son River in Bihar

Three children died because of drowning in the Son river, in Arrah, Bihar, ANI reported.

Five Killed After Van Rolls Into Gorge in J&K

At least five persons were killed on Friday when a mini bus packed with passengers skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said to PTI.

The accident occurred at Dandaran, near Thakrai, when the driver of the mini bus, which was on its way to Kishtwar from the Keshwan area, lost control of it and the vehicle plunged into the over-300-foot gorge, near the Chenab riverbed, this morning, the official said to PTI.

ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayan Granted Rs 50 Lakh Compensation for Unnecessary Arrest

The Supreme Court ruled that the arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan was unnecessary and granted compensation of Rs 50 lakh, ANI reported.

“Arrest of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan is needless and unnecessary,” the bench said.

Acid Attack on Nikah Halala Activist Shabnam Rani

CNN News18 reported that anti-Nikah Halala activist Shabnam Rani had been attacked with acid in UP’s Bulandshahr.

Maharashtra Issues Arrest Warrant Against Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.

Arrest warrant has been issued by Maharashtra’s Dharmabad Court against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, AP irrigation minister and 14 others in connection with an agitation held by TDP in 2010 against the Maharashtra govt opposing the construction of Babhali project, ANI reported.

Trains Only Running Upto Titwala Due to Public Agitation

Due to public agitation at Vasind, suburban trains are running up to Titwala only, ANI reported. Traffic remains affected between Titwala and Kasara, the CPRO of Central Railways said.

10-Year-Old Allegedly Sexually Assaulted in Delhi

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Delhi’s New Ashok Nagar area, on 13 September, ANI reported. The accused is now absconding and a police investigation is underway, ANI added.

Six Injured, Hundreds Evacuated After Explosions Hit Boston Gas Pipeline

Six people were injured and hundreds evacuated after dozens of explosions hit a gas pipeline in Boston, US, Reuters reported.

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Updated: September 14, 2018 — 8:12 am