<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An Army jawan allegedly drowned his three-day-old daughter in a bucket of water in a village in Rajasthan’s Churu district, police said today.The accused Ashok Jat allegedly drowned the infant yesterday inside his house in Ghasla Aguna village and buried her body, a police official said.The infant was born on Tuesday to the couple who have another daughter, the official said. “Jat’s wife Priyanka informed us about the incident following which an FIR was registered. The body was exhumed in the presence of the SDM for post-mortem yesterday,” Ramchadra, SHO Tara Nagar police station, said.No arrest has been made so far and the matter is under investigation, the SHO said.
Updated: Sep 9, 2017, 10:46 AM IST, ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A terrorist was killed on Saturday in an encounter with the security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.The encounter between the security forces and terrorists is underway.The search operation is also on to smoke out any remaining holed up terrorists.The security forces launched search operation today in Sopore after inputs of the presence of terrorists in the area.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four police personnel, including two sub-inspectors, were injured allegedly in brick-batting by the residents of Bhainsa village over raising of a wall, blocking their way, by the Mathura Refinery administration, the police said today. The incident took place last night when the Refinery administration, in the presence of police, got the wall built on a passage leading to the village. The villagers alleged that it was done without their consent. Besides attacking the police, they also damaged the wall, police said. “Two persons have been arrested and hunt is on for others involved in the attack,” DySP Nitin Singh said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Militants opened fire on a security forces’ party and managed to escape the cordon after an ambush was laid to trap the ultras in Pulwama district of Kashmir, police said today. Security forces laid an ambush at Drubgam in Pulwama district late last night following information about possible movement of militants through the area, a police official said. He said the militants, noticing the presence of security forces, opened fire at them and fled from the place. There were no casualties in the incident, the official said. Security forces carried out a search operation in the area but called it off this morning without any positive result, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The joint opposition candidate for the post of vice president Gopalkrishna Gandhi is likely to file his nomination papers on Tuesday, the last date for doing so, in the presence of top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Sources said Gopalkrishna Gandhi, whose candidature was endorsed by 18 non-NDA parties, including the JD-U, will also be accompanied by top opposition leaders, including those from the Left parties and TMC. “I will file my nomination papers on Tuesday,” he told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day before the presidential election, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today described the electoral contest as a fight against a “narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision”. Addressing opposition leaders in the presence of their presidential and vice presidential nominees – Meira Kumar and Gopal Krishna Gandhi respectively, she said, in these contests, the numbers may be against them but “the battle must be fought and fought hard”. “We cannot and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it a narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision,” she said. According to the text of her speech, she said, “We must stand more aware than ever of who we are, what we fought for in our independence struggle and what future we want for ourselves. “We must have confidence in the values we believe in. This election represents a clash of ideas, a conflict of disparate values. The election demands a vote of conscience to preserve the India that the Mahatma and that illustrious generation of freedom fighters, joined by thousands upon thousands of ordinary men and women, fought for,” she said. She said the presence of representatives from different parties to support Kumar and Gopal Gandhi confirms that “the fight for an inclusive, tolerant and pluralistic India is being truly waged”. The vice presidential poll will be held on August 5.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district in Kashmir today, police said. Security forces launched a search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 kms from here, on information about the presence of some militants there, a police official said. The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on security forces. So far, there was no report of any casualty.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police today detained moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as he tried to lead his supporters towards the martyrs’ graveyard in the Naqshband Sahib area of the city, officials said.The Mirwaiz was detained by police outside his residence in Nigeen area of the city and taken to the local police station, a police official said.He was taken into preventive custody as his presence in old city area could lead to violence by his supporters, the official added.A spokesman of the Mirwaiz said the Hurriyat chairman was planning to pay homage to martyrs of 1931 massacre of 21 persons protesting against the rule of the then Maharaja
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The first case of Zika virus in Tamil Nadu has been reported from Krishnagiri district and the 27-year-old infected man fully cured, a senior state government official said. Laboratory tests done in state facilities confirmed the presence of Zika early this month, the official said. Samples were forwarded to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, according to the protocol, too, confirmed it on July 6, he added. “As part of the government’s fever surveillance programme, an individual who had fever and tested negative for other causes of fever, tested positive for Zika,” Principal Secretary, Health, J Radhakrishnan told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two terrorists were killed and six persons, including two army personnel, were injured today as an encounter raged in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.The gunbattle began this morning after the security forces launched a search operation following a specific tip- off about the presence of militants in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama, police said, police spokesman said.”Two terrorist have been killed so far while operation is still in progress,” the spokesman said this afternoon. The identity of the slain ultras could not be ascertained immediately, he added. Two army personnel sustained minor injuries when the third militant hurled a grenade while the security forces were retrieving the bodies of two killed ultras, a police official said.The official said four persons sustained injuries as security forces used force to chase away stone-pelting protestors near the encounter site.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gujarat High Court today granted one-week bail to former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, who is serving life sentence till death in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. Justice B N Karia granted the temporary relief allowing Bajrangi to visit his ailing wife. In his plea, Bajrangi said his wife is in hospital and will undergo operation for ovarian tumour shortly. He also told the court that his presence would be needed at this stage. Bajrangi, who is lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail here, had sought bail for 30 days. A special court had in August 2012 sentenced Bajrangi to life imprisonment till death in the Naroda Patiya massacre case, in which 97 people, mostly from minority community, were killed. The same court had sentenced former minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two terrorists were killed today by the security forces in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an Army official said.The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Bhagatpura in Handwara area of the district based on a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists there, he said. As the security forces were conducting the search operation, terrorists fired upon them, the official said.The security forces retaliated and in resulting encounter, two terrorists were killed, the Army official said. Two weapons have been recovered from the encounter site, he said, adding that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain terrorists is being ascertained. The gunfight is over and the area is being sanitised, the official said.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP is continuing with its political supremacy in the country by expanding its base in various states, party’s national spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao today. Talking to reporters he said, “BJP is continuing with its political supremacy. The massive victory of the party in the Uttar Pradesh elections recently and formation of governments in Manipur and Goa showed the party is present practically in every part of the country”. “Now our major attention is on the southern states where our presence is weak”, he said. “In Kerala, our vote percentage has increased in elections in the recent past. BJP has emerged as a major political force in the state and our presence makes both the LDF and UDF feel insecure. So, they unleash violence against our cadres”, Rao, who was here on a visit as part of the social outreach programme of the party said. “If they do not stop this, they should be ready to face the consequences”, he warned. To a question on the Law and Order situation in Kerala, he said the situation here was a worrying factor.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kerala, Punjab and Telangana have approached the apex court seeking modification of the judgement. The apex court had ordered a ban on all liquor shops along the national as well as the state highways across the country and had made it clear that licences of existing shops will not be renewed after March 31 next year. The verdict had come on a PIL alleging that nearly 1.42 lakh people died per year in road mishaps and that the drunken driving is a major contributor. It had also directed that all signages indicating the presence of liquor vends will be prohibited along national and state highways.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A local court has passed a few ‘pilgrim welfare’ oriented orders, including ban on the presence of more than three priests in front of sanctum sanctorum of Banke Behari temple here. “In order to facilitate pilgrims to pay their obeisance to the principal deity of Bankey Behari temple, without any hindrance, now presence of more than three priests in Katghara (area in front of sanctum sanctorum, also called Jagmohan Verandah), has been made punitive,” an order passed by Indrajeet Singh, Civil Judge (Junior) Mathura said. Considering the hardship faced by the pilgrims, Singh, who is also the legal administrator of the temple, has passed a few ‘pilgrim welfare’ oriented orders. Presence of four, five or even six priests in the area, sometimes deprive a pilgrim to pay obeisance. The doors of sanctum sanctorum are opened for a limited time and in such case if a devotee reaches at the last moment to catch a glimpse of the diety, his vision is obstructed by a number of priest surrounding the idols. Running of a parallel office, by ‘Sevayat (priests)’ in ‘Chauk (open enclosure in front of Jagmohan)’ or at ‘Chabutara (raised platform)’ by placing table/chair /bench around the outer periphery of the temple has also been banned. Violating priests would invite punitive action, Singh stated. He has also passed an order on bogus priests, who had been cheating the pilgrims. “Sqeezing money in lieu of smearing of sandalwood paste on forehead of pilgrims in side as well as raised platform outside temple, has also been made an offence,” Singh said. The action has been necessitated since certain acts of bogus priests have been tarnishing the image of the temple, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today issued a bailable warrant against a sitting Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan for non-appearance in a contempt case, an order unprecedented in the annals of Indian judiciary. Justice Karnan hit back at the apex court over the warrant to ensure his presence before it on March 31, calling it “unconstitutional” and alleged he was being targetted for being a Dalit. Justice Karnan goes down in the Indian judicial history as the first serving High Court judge against whom an arrest warrant has been issued by the apex court in a contempt case. A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar took strong note of Justice Karnan’s non-appearance despite being served with the contempt notice and asked the Director General of West Bengal Police to execute the warrants on the judge to ensure his presence at 10.30 AM on March 31. The court said it would “appreciate” if the bailable warrant is served on Justice Karnan by the DGP. “Notice of this petition has been duly served. Despite service, wherein the personal presence of Shri Justice C S Karnan, in this Court, was imperative, he has neither entered appearance in person, nor through counsel,” the bench, also comprising Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, P C Ghose and Kurian Joseph, said. “In view of the above, there is no other alternative but to seek the presence of Shri Justice C S Karnan by issuing bailable warrants. Ordered accordingly. Bailable warrants, in the sum of Rs 10,000, in the nature of a personal bond, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer, be issued, to ensure the presence of Shri Justice C S Karnan, in this Court, on March 31 at 10.30 A.M,” it said. The bench during a 15-minute-long hearing that took place in the packed CJI’s courtroom referred to Justice Karnan’s fax message sent to the apex court registry on March 8 seeking a meeting with the CJI to discuss “certain administrative issues”. It said the message “primarily seem to reflect the allegations levelled by him against certain named judges. The above fax message, dated March 8, cannot be considered as a response of Justice C S Karnan, either to the contempt petition, or to the notice served upon him.” At the outset, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that Justice Karnan had defied the Supreme Court order and the apex court rules on contempt provide for issuance of bailable and non-bailable warrants against a contemnor to ensure his presence. Addressing a press conference at his residence in Kolkata, Justice Karnan said the apex court has “no locus standi” to issue a bailable warrant against a sitting judge. “This is intentional and I am being targetted for being a Dalit. The warrant against me is unconstitutional,” he said. “Consequently I ask the President of India to recall the bailable warrant illegally issued by the Supreme Court today against me and lift non-work allotment ban of portfolio allocation,” he said. He also issued an ‘order’ of registration of a case under the appropriate sections of Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe (prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989 on Chief Justice of India Justice J S Khehar and six other judges. Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee said he was distressed at Justice Karnan’s action. “This is a very sad thing. I am very distressed. It’s sad that a judge is making such allegations. Allegation against judges in front of media. A person who is a judge who has taken oath upholding the laws and Constitution of the country to make allegations like this. The SC has no other way but to take action and it’s right. He is only aggravating his contempt. Making it worse,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Army jawans were injured on Tuesday after an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of the district this morning following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, the official said.He said while the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.Firing was going on when last reports came in.(With PTI inputs – More details are awaited)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Presence of Indian Coast Guard at Changi Naval base in Singapore symbolises a relationship of “great” trust and shared future, Indian envoy here said as an Indian Coast Guard Ship completed its two-month tour of Asia, and sailed home after completing a bilateral exercise. Led by Deputy Inspector General A P Badola, the ship has visited Malaysia, the Philippines and Japan prior to Singapore. DIG Badola hosted a reception for the Singapore coast guard, navy and members of the Indian diaspora. India’s High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf said the ICGS Samarth’s and its crew’s visit highlighted the ongoing defence cooperation between India and Singapore. “Presence of Indian Coast Guard at Changi Naval base symbolises a relationship of a great trust, mutual confidence, shared purpose and shared future between our two countries,” he told some 200 guests onboard ICGS Samarth. “Today they are here on a very important visit to build a bridge of friendship and goodwill with one of our foremost partners in the world, which is Singapore,” he said. Ashraf emphasised the growing importance of joint exercises between India and Singapore as well as the region in keeping the sea lanes safe. The High Commissioner praised Singapore’s Navy and Coast Guard for its professionalism in maintaining marine safety and security in one of the most vital and sensitive sea lanes in the world and one of its most important ports. He lauded Indian Coast Guard’s outstanding professionalism and commitment in fulfilling its huge mandate of protecting 7,500 km of coastline, over 1,350 islands, 2 million sq km of EEZ, marine ecology and resources and handling search and rescue responsibilities of 4 million sq km. Ashraf said that international engagement for Coast Guard was not only important for building mutual capabilities, but also for improving international coordination and cooperation in law enforcement and disaster response on seas or coastal areas. In addition to piracy, trafficking and smuggling, sea-borne terrorism, which India had witnessed in November 2008, has become a potential threat for Southeast Asia, too, he said. Highlighting marine ecology, he said, “the blue economy of the future will depend on how much we maintain our marine resources”. Jawed Ashraf also highlighted the important of Asian sea lanes as the region prospers. “In the cyber age, too, peaceful, stable, secure, safe and clean seas and oceans remain critical for peace and prosperity in the world,” he said, and noted that nowhere was it as important as it was in the Indo Pacific region, which required all countries in the region to work cooperatively in accordance with rules of the road and international law.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Police on Sunday seized 1500 crates carrying 67, 500 bottles of alcohol from a truck during checking in Uttar Pradesh?s Jaunpur. On Sunday morning the Election Commission (EC) seized around 10,000 crates of alcohol from two godowns in Punjab’s Bathinda city. The Election Commission (EC) in a secret operation raided two godowns and seized the crates of alcohol from two different focal points. The motive of the presence of alcohol of large numbers before the high-voltage Punjab and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections casts suspicion.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Manipuri youth who was working as quality auditor with a BPO has accused the company’s owner and staff of beating him up.The victim told ANI that the company suspected him of data theft that led to a loss of the company and that they snatched his phone and accessed emails.Recalling his ordeal, the victim said he was called to the cabin of the manager after he reached the office on January 13. He was then questioned in the presence of bouncers.”It was on January 13 when the incident took place. As soon as I reached the office I have noticed a strange thing that there were four bouncers. Around 12 am he called everyone and asked me about charge back. For 15 minutes I was hit through belt and after that I fainted. They made me parade naked,” he said.The Manipuri youth came to the capital 6 years ago. Meanwhile a case has been registered in Udyug Vihar Police station under sections 148, 149, 323 and 506.