Three injured after a gas cylinder exploded at a cafe in Islamabad today. Injured have been admitted to hospital.
Kasturba Hospital, Manipal,Medical Superintendent: Condition of Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt (Karnataka) is very critical and there is further decline in his health condition. He remains unconscious and is on life support systems. Tests done showed severe brain dysfunction.
Assam Police: Following the CAA Protests, 246 social media posts were found to be in conflict with the law. While a total of 36 cases have been registered across the state and 16 people arrested, all others were counselled, leading to deletion of the inflammatory content.
Congress' general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has accused the UP Police of manhandling her after she was stopped on way to meet the family of jailed former IPS officer SR Darapuri. Read full report.
Eastern Command, Indian Army: Troops of Assam Rifles seized 9 trucks loaded with pinewood worth Rs 10 Lakhs being illegally transported from Ukhrul (Manipur) to Imphal (Manipur) on 22 Dec. Seized consignment have been handed over to Forest Department for further investigation.
Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stopped on her way while she was going to visit family of Sadaf Jafar, who was arrested during protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Speaking to reporters, she said, "There's no point stopping us on road. It's not an issue of SPG but of UP police."
The Uttar Pradesh government would grant an annual pension of Rs 6,000 per year to the victims of triple talaq, said reports citing sources.
UP Government Sources: Triple Talaq victims to get annual pension of Rs 6000 from next year.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 28, 2019
SP Mohit Garg, Narayanpur: One District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawan critically injured in an encounter between security forces and naxals in Kadenar area of Chhattisgarh, today. Personnel evacuated to Raipur after receiving primary treatment.
GP Singh, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) on Saturday said, as of December 28, 2019, 268 cases registered in Assam in connection with recent violence and 448 persons arrested have been arrested.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that Ministry of Finance to hold first Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture on 20th March 2020. An Economists Conclave shall be held the next day. Eminent economists shall be invited.
New Delhi, December 28: Protests against the new Citizenship Law was witnessed in parts of the country on Friday. People in various cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Ajmer, staged demonstrations against the controversial act for the third consecutive week. However, Friday’s protests remained peaceful. In Delhi, protesters gather in Jamia Nagar and Shaheen Bagh areas. In Mumbai protest took at Azad Maidan. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh continued to remain under tight security cover.
Twelve people died when a plane carrying 100 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan on Friday and collided with a building, but many onboard survived without serious injury. The 23-year-old plane operated by budget carrier Bek Air was torn apart and its nose crushed on impact with a building that partially collapsed, a video released by the Central Asian country's emergencies committee showed.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) interim President Hemat Soren will take oath as the chief minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, December 29. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav will attend Soren’s swearing-in ceremony. From Congress - Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and P Chidambaram will be present at the Oath Taking Ceremony.