News Highlights Of The Day

Mumbai: A bus, on its way to a hill station, fell into a gorge in Raigad district of Maharashtra this afternoon killing 33 passengers, senior officials said.

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi, who is being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, was shifted to a private hospital from his residence in Chennai early today, the party said.

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah arrived here today on a day-long visit during which he will interact with party workers and also attend a special screening of a film based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s early life.

Lucknow: A many as 49 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday, with Saharanpur accounting for the maximum 11 deaths, as heavy rains wreaked havoc in different parts of the state, a spokesperson of the Relief Commissioner’s Office said here.

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party national executive today authorised party president Akhilesh Yadav to take decision on alliance and seat sharing for the general elections next year, an SP leader said.

New Delhi: As many as 465 people have lost their lives due to floods and rains in five states during the current monsoon season so far.

New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna river has crossed the danger mark and is expected to rise further, prompting authorities to issue advisory to officers concerned to take appropriate measures to avoid flood-like situation, officials said today.

Srinagar: Militants have abducted a policeman from his home in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

New Delhi: A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed by the ED against Gujarat-based pharma firm Sterling Biotech Limited’s director Rajbhushan Omprakash Dixit in a bank loan fraud case of over Rs 5,000 crore.

Islamabad: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats out of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission’s final results.

Kabul: Several gunmen stormed a midwife training centre in an ongoing attack in eastern Afghanistan today that has left at least three people wounded, officials said, as plumes of smoke were seen rising above the compound. (AFP)

Islamabad: The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said today. (AP)

New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 40 to Rs 30,780 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, taking positive leads from global market amid fresh buying by local jewellers. PTI IJT



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