Interpol on Sunday said it had received the resignation of its president, Meng Hongwei, a Chinese government official who has been missing since last week. Hongwei’s resignation deepens the mystery of his disappearance after he went to his home country, China last week. His wife said on Sunday that her last contact with him came via a WhatsApp text message with a knife emoji and the instructions, "Wait for my call."
In a shocking incident, at least 30 school girls of Kasturba Residential School in Bihar's Supaul were thrashed by miscreants for allegedly resisting sexual advances.
In the wake of the red alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Indian Coast Guard has deployed aircraft and ships off Kerala and South Tamil Nadu coasts to broadcast warnings on VHF and to advise fishermen at sea to return to harbour.
Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:
After a gap of 13 years, the local body elections would finally be held in Jammu & Kashmir. In the first leg of the four-phased civic polls, a total of 422 wards would be contested - 247 wards in Jammu, 149 in Kashmir Valley and 26 in Ladakh. Voting has begun and will continue till 4 pm in the evening.
Mobile Internet services have been suspended in South Kashmir in the view of the first phase of urban local bodies elections. Mobile Internet speed has been reduced to 2G in other parts of the Kashmir valley.
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