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Iran resumes hunt for missing plane as weather improves

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Iranian rescue teams resumed their search today for the passenger plane that disappeared in the Zagros mountains yesterday with 66 people onboard.
Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search
LONDON (Reuters) - The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report.
Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes
A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.
Aseman Airlines first claims 66 onboard killed in Iran plane crash, then says not sure yet
The plane crashed amid severe weather in the Zagros mountains after taking off on a domestic flight from Tehran's Mehrabad airport.
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.
66 people killed in Iran plane crash
A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said.The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near the town of Semirom, an official at the Iranian carrier confirmed to the media.The plane was flying from Tehran to the...
Iran passenger plane carrying 66 on board crashes into mountains
Tehran : A passenger plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, authorities said. However, later the airlines retracted the statement and said that the exact spot of the accident is not yet known and that they cannot confirm the number of deaths now. The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to bad weather into the Dena Mountain near the town of Semirom, an official at the Iranian carrier confirmed to the media. The plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, reports Press TV. Officials in Semirom said the crash site was hard to reach and rescue helicopters had been unable to land because of heavy fog and rain. Spokesman for Iran's emergency services Mojtaba Khaledi said rescue teams has reached the crash site by land and were trying to find the debris. Air controllers lost contact with the airplane at around 8 a.m. The people on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants, the pilot and co-pilot.
Iran plane crash: Aseman Airlines retracts number of death toll
* Aseman Airlines plane crashed 50 minutes after take-off * Plane was carrying 60 passengers, six crew * Rescue helicopters unable to land due to bad weather
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'One of the most beautiful places in the world': Trudeau gets nostalgic about returning to Taj Mahal

DNA 28 hours 37 minutes ago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on the visitor's book after visiting the Taj Mahal with his family here on Sunday. "Thank you for the wonderful visit to one of the most beautiful...
All about Canadian PM's Taj Mahal visit
Trudeau, accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien visited the Taj Mahal in Agra around 11 am today.
Trudeau hails Taj Mahal as 'one of the most beautiful places'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on the visitor's book after visiting the Taj Mahal with his family here on Sunday."Thank you for the wonderful visit to one of the most beautiful places in the world," he wrote on the visitor's book.Trudeau said that it was his second visit to Taj Mahal."About 35 years ago, when I was 11 years, I came to India on an official trip with my father (former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau). I had come down to see Agra from New Delhi to see the Taj Mahal," Trudeau recalled."For me to be present on an official trip while bringing my kids with me to share this is really special and being able to enjoy this as a dad with my kids is really nice," he added.It may be noted that Pierre Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1984.Braj Bhushan, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) commandant of the Taj Mahal unit in Agra, termed Trudeau's visit as good and said that the Canadian leader and his family were accorded with ...
Watch: When little Trudeau ran to his father Justin at Taj Mahal
The Canadian Prime Minister, who arrived in India on Saturday,visited Taj Mahalin Agra on Sunday morning with his family.
Canadian PM visits Taj Mahal with family
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family visited the Taj Mahal in Agra today. In the visitor's book, Mr Trudeau termed the visit as wonderful saying that the Taj Mahal is one the most beautiful places in the world.
Trudeau hails Taj Mahal as 'one of the most beautiful places'
[India], Feb 18 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on the visitor's book after visiting the Taj Mahal with his family here on Sunday. "Thank you for the wonderful visit to one of the most beautiful places in the world," he wrote on the visitor's book. Trudeau said that it was his second visit to Taj Mahal. "About 35 years ago, when I was 11 years, I came to India on an official trip with my father (former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau). I had come down to see Agra from New Delhi to see the Taj Mahal," Trudeau recalled. "For me to be present on an official trip while bringing my kids with me to share this is really special and being able to enjoy this as a dad with my kids is really nice," he added. It may be noted that Pierre Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1984. Braj Bhushan, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) commandant of the Taj Mahal unit in Agra, termed Trudeau's visit as good and said that the Canadian leader and his family were accorded with special police protection. "The visit by the Canadian Prime Minister was good. We accorded special police protection to them, which is mandatory for any head of the state, who visits Taj Mahal. They spent quality time at the Taj Mahal and were there for one hour," Bhushan said. Trudeau was accompanied along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Many foreign dignitaries have visited the Taj Mahal in the past few years. The Taj Mahal, located along the Yamuna river, was built by Shah Jahan, a 17th-century Mughal ruler for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to her fourteenth child. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, having a combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. The structure of the monument is built entirely with white marble, studded with semi-precious stones and is inscribed with verses of Quran. It is surrounded by four minarets. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. Trudeau is on his way to Mathura, where he will visit the Wild Life Century (Elephant Conservation Center). The sanctuary will remain shut for around two hours to the public, owing to Trudeau's visit. The Canadian Prime Minister, who arrived in India on Saturday, is on a week-long state visit to the country. (ANI)
Canadian PM visits Taj Mahal
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the world-famous Taj Mahal here on Sunday. Trudeau was accompanied along with his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien. Many foreign dignitaries have visited the Taj Mahal in the past few years. The Taj Mahal, located along the Yamuna river, was built by Shah Jahan, a 17th century Mughal ruler for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to her fourteenth child. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, having a combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. The structure of the monument is built entirely with white marble, studded with semi-precious stones and is inscribed with verses of Quran. It is surrounded by four minarets. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. The Canadian Prime Minister, who arrived in India on Saturday, is on a week-long state visit to the country. After visiting the Taj Mahal, he will proceed to Mathura, where he will visit the Wild Life Century (Elephant Conservation Center). The sanctuary will remain shut for around two hours to the public, owing to Trudeau's visit. The week-long state visit to India, which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi, will provide an opportunity for Trudeau to connect with the Indian leaders in government and business, promote empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen Canada and India's close economic ties. The Indian and Canadian sides will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation. Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India. Canada will work closely with the Indian leaders to advance their economic opportunities in both countries respectively -- ANI
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Don't test us: Israel PM Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran

Sify 24 hours 59 minutes ago

Munich : Calling Iran the "greatest threat to our world", Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it "if necessary", media reported. "This is in my judgement...
Israel's Netanyahu could act against Iran's "empire"
MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.
Don't test us: Netanyahu threatens to act against Iran
Calling Iran the "greatest threat to our world", Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will act against it "if necessary", media reported."This is in my judgement the greatest threat in the world. Because once armed with nuclear weapons, Iran's aggression will be unchecked and will threaten the entire world," he said at the...
Do not test Israel, Netanyahu tells Iran, brandishing drone piece
Netanyahu threatens to direct military action against Iran, 'not just it's proxies'
Do not test Israel, Netanyahu tells Iran, brandishing drone piece
Munich: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran over aggressions by what he called Iran and its “proxies” in Syria, while showing what he claimed was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace. Saying he had “a message to the tyrants of Tehran” during a speech at the Munich Security Conference, […]
Israel's Netanyahu says will act against Iran if needed
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.
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RIL plans Rs 60,000-cr digital industrial area in Maharashtra

Mathrubhumi 13 hours 18 minutes ago

Mumbai:Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani today said his firm Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its global partners will set up the countrys first integrated digital area in Maharashtra...
Reliance Industries announces 4th industrial revolution in Maharashtra with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore
The company will invest more than Rs 60,000 crore along with a coalition of global companies over the next 10 years in this collaborative initiative, he said. The post Reliance Industries announces 4th industrial revolution in Maharashtra with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore appeared first on Firstpost .
Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani
In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates.
Reliance, global tech firms to invest $9.3 billion in industrial area
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Reliance Industries Ltd and global technology companies will invest 600 billion rupees ($9.34 billion) over 10 years to set up an integrated industrial area in Maharashtra, the company's chairman Mukesh Ambani said.
Reliance plans to invest Rs 600 bn for digital industrial area in Mumbai
Reliance industries will join hands with global investors to set up the first digital area in Maharashtra
Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani
In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates.He said that the initiative will take forward the flagship Jio Movement with the ambitious new plan for...
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This was one of our most balanced performances: Kohli

Sify 1 hour 40 minutes ago

Johannesburg: After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones. A...
India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20I
Agency Johannesburg: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a half-century and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took career-best figures of 5-24 as India eased to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the opening Twenty20 International of their three-game series at the Wanderers on Sunday. Having been sent in to bat, India plundered 203 for five from their 20 overs on […]
This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli
Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones.A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium.Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South...
India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dominate India's 28-run win
Dhawan scored 72 off 39 balls to power India to 203/5 and Bhuvneshwar followed it up with his maiden five-for in T20Is to script India'sbig win in the first match of the series at Jo'burg.
Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead
Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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PM Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai Airport

DNA 28 hours 37 minutes ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport.
PM inaugurates Navi Mumbai international airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Navi Mumbai International Airport and laid the foundation stone for a second airport in Mumbai. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that this is one of the serveral projects which were left pending for many years. He hit out at the previous governments stating that the idea to develop Navi Mumbai airport was formulated in 1997 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee but it never went beyond that. At the same event, PM Modi dedicated to the nation the fourth container terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPT).
PM to visit Maharashtra and Karnataka onFebruary 18th and 19th.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Maharashtra and Karnataka onFebruary 18th and 19th.The Prime Minister will arrive in Mumbai on the afternoon ofFebruary 18th. He will attend a function in Navi Mumbai, to mark the ground breaking ceremony of the Navi Mumbai International Airport.
PM lays foundation stone for new Mumbai airport, inaugurates port terminal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport and inaugurated the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, constructed at a cost of Rs 4,719 crore here.He performed the ground-breaking ceremony and the inauguration electronically in the...
In Maharashtra, Modi gives Navi Mumbai airport a push: Top 10 developments
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone for the Rs 167-billion Navi Mumbai airport today
PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai International Airport, Shiv Sena fumes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a new international airport in Navi Mumbai which is likely to relieve the burden on the Mumbai airport. Giving a green signal to the project, Modi said that the issue had been pending for years when he assumed office.
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Shocking: MBA student hangs herself during video call with boyfriend in Hyderabad

Zee News 16 hours 40 minutes ago

The girl took the extreme stepin Kompally on Sunday.
Hyderabad student hangs self during video call with boyfriend
An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday.
MBA student in Hyderabad hangs herself during video call with boyfriend, police launches probe
An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad The post MBA student in Hyderabad hangs herself during video call with boyfriend, police launches probe appeared first on Firstpost .
Hyderabad MBA student hangs self during video call with boyfriend
Hyderabad : An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred at the private hostel in the city's Kompally area on Saturday night. According to the police, Hanisha Chowdhary resorted to the extreme step while talking to her boyfriend Dakshit Patel. Chowdhary was shifted to a hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. The victim was from Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. A police officer said they have recovered the girl's mobile phone and were investigating the the cause behind the suicide.
Hyderabad student hangs self during video call with boyfriend
An MBA student hanged herself during a video call with her boyfriend at a hostel in Hyderabad, police said on Sunday.The incident occurred at the private hostel in the city's Kompally area on Saturday night.According to the police, Hanisha Chowdhary resorted to the extreme step while talking to her boyfriend Dakshit Patel.Chowdhary was shifted...
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Bihar bars examinees from wearing shoes, socks at matric exam

Deccan Herald 8 hours 18 minutes ago

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has barred students appearing for the 2018 matriculation (Class X) exam in the state from wearing shoes and socks to the examination centres to check the use...
Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students
Ahead of the Class 10 examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday directed students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes along with socks."There is nothing new in this order to students appearing in Class 10 exams from February 21. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state....
Wear flip-flops while taking exams, Bihar Board tells students
Patna: Ahead of the Class 10 examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday directed students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes along with socks. "There is nothing new in this order to students appearing in Class 10 exams from February 21. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state. The board decided to adopt the practice from this year," BSEB Chairman Anand Kishore, who issued the instructions on Sunday, said. Nearly 17.70 lakh students will sit for the Class 10 exams at 1,426 centres across the state from February 21 to 28. Nearly 1,000 students were penalised for cheating during the Class 12 exams that concluded last Saturday. According to BSEB officials, the annual examinations this year were fair and mass cheating is a thing of the past in Bihar. Last year, the Class 12 Arts stream topper was a 42-year-old man, who was later arrested for on the charge of faking his age to take the exams.
Bihar Board directs students to wear flip-flops ahead of class 10 examinations
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) directed the students to sit in exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes with socks.
No shoes, only flip flops allowed for students giving board exams in Bihar
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday asked its students to appear for exams while wearing slippers or flip-flops and not shoes and socks. Defending the decision, the state education minister said that the decision has been taken to save time spent on checking to prevent cheating.
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PNB fraud case: Stop behaving as if you're guilty': Rahul to PM Modi, Jaitley

Deccan Herald 28 hours 18 minutes ago

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to speak up on the multi-crore PNB scam and not behave like "guilty". "PM Modi tells kids...
Rahul questions PM's silence on massive bank fraud
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis and Finance Minister Arun Jaitleys silence over the "Rs 22,000 crore banking scam", and asked the government to stop behaving like it was "guilty".Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Gandhi said on his social media handle: "Prime Minister Modi tells kids how to...
PNB fraud: Speak up, don't act like the guilty, Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi
Rahul Gandhi further went on to claim that PM Modi has robbed the country
Stop behaving as if you`re guilty, speak up: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi and Jaitley
PM Modi can tell kids how to pass exams for 2 hours, but wont speak for 2 minutes on the 22,000 crore banking scam, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
PNB fraud | Stop behaving as if you are guilty! Speak up: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi, Arun Jaitley
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday once again took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the fraud at Punjab National Bank.
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Nagpur: Journalist's mother, 1-yr-old daughter found dead in nullah

Zee News 13 hours 37 minutes ago

The bodies of the mother and toddler daughter of a local journalist were found in a nullah in the city today, with police suspecting murder.
Nagpur: Journo's mother, daughter found dead
The bodies of the mother and one-year-old daughter of a local journalist were found in a nullah in Nagpur, with police suspecting murder. According to police, Usha Kamble (52) and Rashi (1), mother and daughter of local scribe Ravikant Kamble, were missing since Saturday evening. Police also revealed that the bodies with injury marks were found in a nullah in Bahadura area. "It is suspected that they were killed with a sharp weapon by unidentified persons," a police official said.
Nagpur journalist's mother, minor daughter found murdered
The mother and minor daughter of a Nagpur-based crime reporter were found murdered here on Sunday, police said.
Journalists mother, 1
Nagpur: The bodies of the mother and toddler daughter of a local journalist were found in a nullah in the city today, with police suspecting murder. Usha Kamble (52) and Rashi (1), mother and daughter of local scribe Ravikant Kamble, were missing since last evening, police said. “Usha and Rashi had gone missing since last […]
Nagpur journalist's mother, minor daughter found murdered
The mother and minor daughter of a Nagpur-based crime reporter were found murdered here on Sunday, police said.Reported missing since Saturday, the bodies of Usha S. Kamble, 54, and her 18-month-old granddaughter Rashi were discovered by some people behind a school building in Sitabuldi area of the city on Sunday.A crime reporter with a portal,...
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Iran resumes search for plane debris in mountains

Prokerala 9 hours 59 minutes ago

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in central Iran are desperately waiting for any news as rescue teams began a second day of search for the wreckage.The Aseman Airlines...
All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash
DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.
Iran plane crash: All 66 passengers, crew dead as flight crashes in Tehran
This plane has crashed in the Semirom area and all emergency forces are on alert
66 dead after plane crashes into Zagros mountains in central Iran
An Iranian passenger plane with 66 persons on board crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday. All the passengers and crew members on the flight died in the crash.
Passenger plane crashes in Iran
Tehran : A passenger plane carrying 60 passengers crashed in a mountainous area of Iran on Sunday, authorities said. The plane came down in the Zagros mountains near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province while flying between Tehran and the south-western city of Yasuj, reports the BBC. "All emergency forces are on alert," an emergency services spokesman said. However, there was no official confirmation on the number of casualties. The plane, believed to be an ATR 72-500, was operated by Aseman Airlines. According to local media reports, the people on board were 60 passengers, two security guards, two flight attendants, the pilot and co-pilot.
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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza post rocket attack

Sify 4 hours 37 minutes ago

[Palestine Authority], Feb.19 (ANI): Palestinre authorities on Monday said that the coastal conclave of Rafah was under missile attack from Israeli warplanes. The Israeli Army also confirmed that...
Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after new rocket attack
Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday after a rocket fired by Palestinians slammed into southern Israel, the army said. It did not elaborate on the targets but Palestinian security sources said several missiles were fired at farmland east of Rafah in the south of the coastal enclave. Israeli "fighter jets targeted underground infrastructure in the southern Gaza Strip, in response to the projectile that was launched at Israel earlier," an army statement said. No casualties were reported in either incident. The strikes followed fierce exchanges over the weekend in which Israeli ground forces killed two Palestinian teenagers in the enclave in cross-border fire. Warplanes also pounded 18 Hamas facilities in two waves of air strikes, according to the Israeli military. Those raids were in response to an explosion on Saturday in which four Israeli soldiers inspecting the border fence were injured by an apparent Palestinian booby trap. Two of the men were severely wounded but their lives were not in danger, the army said. The blast and the retaliatory fire marked one of the most serious escalations in the Hamas-ruled territory since the Islamist movement and Israel fought a war in 2014.
Israel attacks underground infrastructure in Gaza
Israeli warplanes attacked an underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday hours after a rocket was launched at Israel from Palestinian territory, the military said.The fighting marked the third consecutive day of exchanges of fire, reports Efe news."A short while ago, in response to the rocket that was launched at Israel earlier today...
Israel strikes Gaza after soldiers hurt, two Palestinians dead
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli fire killed two Palestinian teenagers in Gaza, local health officials said on Sunday, after Israel launched attacks against 18 targets belonging to militant groups in the enclave in response to an explosion that wounded four Israeli soldiers.
Israel pounds Gaza after blast injures soldiers
The Israeli military on Sunday announced that it carried out strikes against 18 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to an explosive device that injured four soldiers along the fence between Israel and the Palestinian enclave.
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CBI questions Nirav Modi's CFO Vipul Ambani; searches PNB Mumbai branch

Business Standard 2 hours 59 minutes ago

CBI questions Nirav Modi's CFO Vipul Ambani; searches PNB's Brady House branch
CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul
New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar International company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said. The agency also conducted searches at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai, which would continue till Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday also wrote to all banks and asked them to report any irregularities in Letters of Undertakings (LoUs), days after the PNB complained about fraudulent issuance of LoUs and Letter of Credits (LCs) to companies of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. The agency officials questioned PNB officials, Vipul and some other Nirav Modi staff and associates in the Rs 11384 crore scam in Mumbai for over eight hours. Vipul, son of Dhirubhai's younger brother Natubhai Ambani, was called by the CBI to come along with certain documents. The PNB officials questioned by the CBI are reportedly suspended by the public sector bank, the official said. While the CBI is scrutinising the details of LoUs and Letters of Credit submitted by the Punjab National Bank in the past few days, PNB's head office too has scrutinised its LoUs and submitted a report to the CBI. The CBI's move comes after the agency on Saturday arrested former PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty, single window operator Manoj Kharat and group's authorised signatory Hemand Bhat. Gokulnath Shetty made explosive revelations and admitted to unauthorised access to a Level-5 password - the key for SWIFT software used to issue Letters of Undertaking. He said he shared the password with other individuals, essentially employees and directors of Nirav Modi's company. An LoU is a guarantee from the bank that should the borrower default on repayment, it will pay back to the original lender. The scam surfaced when companies of Nirav Modi and Choksi approached the PNB's Brady House branch in January to seek LoU for making payments to suppliers.
CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul
New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modis Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said. The agency also conducted searches at PNBs Brady House branch in Mumbai, which would continue till Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday also wrote to all banks and asked them to report any irregularities in Letters of Undertakings (LoUs), days after the PNB complained about fraudulent issuance of LoUs and Letter of Credits (LCs) to companies of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. The agency officials questioned PNB officials, Vipul and some other Nirav Modi staff and associates in the Rs 11,384 crore scam in Mumbai for over eight hours. Vipul, son of Dhirubhais younger brother Natubhai Ambani, was called by the CBI to come along with certain documents. The PNB officials questioned by the CBI are reportedly suspended by the public sector bank, the official said. While the CBI is scrutinising the details of LoUs and Letters of Credit submitted by the Punjab National Bank in the past few days, PNBs head office too has scrutinised its LoUs and submitted a report to the CBI. The CBIs move comes after the agency on Saturday arrested former PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty, single window operator Manoj Kharat and groups authorised signatory Hemand Bhat. Gokulnath Shetty made explosive revelations and admitted to unauthorised access to a Level-5 password -- the key for SWIFT software used to issue Letters of Undertaking. He said he shared the password with other individuals, essentially employees and directors of Nirav Modis company. An LoU is a guarantee from the bank that should the borrower default on repayment, it will pay back to the original lender. The scam surfaced when companies of Nirav Modi and Choksi approached the PNBs Brady House branch in January to seek LoU for making payments to suppliers.
CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul
The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said.The agency also conducted searches at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai, which would continue...
PNB banker shared password with Nirav Modi: Sources
As Gokulnath Shetty, the retired deputy manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) arrested on Saturday for defrauding the public sector bank to help Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, approached the end of his tenure, the frequency with which he issued letters of undertaking (LoUs) to the two diamond traders reached feverish proportions.
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Mentally challenged man shot dead near air force station in Kashmir

Deccan Herald 8 hours 18 minutes ago

A mentally challenged man was shot dead by security forces near an air force station in Budgam district of central Kashmir after he tried to enter the high security area on Sunday night. He crossed...
Unidentified man killed after he tried entering Budgam Air Force Station
[India], Feb. 19 (ANI): The security forces at the Budgam Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir shot dead an unidentified individual when he crossed the security fence and came close to the perimeter wall. The incident took place yesterday when the person crossed the security fence even after repeated warnings from the sentry. The initial information reveals that the individual was mentally unstable, as he had no footwears, identity card and was without proper winter clothes. The police is trying to identify the man, who seemed to be around 50-55 years old. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway. (ANI)
Mentally challenged person shot dead near J&K Air Force station
A mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said on Monday."The incident took place late Sunday night. The victim crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Despite repeated warnings from the sentry, the individual...
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AB de Villiers ruled out of India T20I series

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IND v SA - Schedule | Full Coverage South African batsman AB de Villiers on Sunday was ruled out of the ongoing T20 international series against India, owing to an injured left knee. "He suffered a...
AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series against India
The South Africa batsman suffered the injury before the fifth ODI and CSA decided to give him time to make a full recovery ahead of the Tests against Australia
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers ruled out of entire T20I series against India
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers was ruled out of the three-game T20I series because of an injured left knee on Sunday.
India v/s South Africa 1st T20: Team news- SA suffer AB de Villiers setback, Suresh Raina returns
AB de Villiers, who missed a large part of the ODI series due to injury, suffered a knee injury in the last ODI.
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