Three of the six men convicted in the Kathua rape and murder case were sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in Punjab’s Pathankot city. Three others were given five-year jail term for destroying evidence.
Noted actor and playwright Girish Karnad died in Bengaluru on Monday at the age of 81. Karnad’s work was known for its treatment of modern-day issues through history and mythology.
Meanwhile, ten people died and 23 suffered injuries after a bus rammed into a truck on National Highway-2 near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on Monday.
The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed businessman Rajeev Saxena, who has turned approver in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland helicopter scam, to travel outside India to receive treatment for blood cancer and other ailments.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre of attempting to incite violence in the state with help from Bharatiya Janata Party workers. She alleged that the saffron party was conspiring to bring down her government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Bishek, Kyrgyzstan. However, the date and time of the meeting with Xi has not been fixed yet, MEA spokesperson said.
The Central Vigilance Commission is awaiting sanction from several organisations to prosecute 123 individuals working with agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department, for over four months for alleged involvement in corruption.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah welcomed the Pathankot court’s decision convicting six people in the gangrape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. “Hope loopholes in our judicial system are not exploited [and] culprits get exemplary punishment.”
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bala Bachchan said on Monday that the Bhopal Police have arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing an eight-year-old girl. “The accused, Vishnu Mohare, was arrested from Mortakka village in Khandwa district today,” Bachchan said. “Police will present a challan [official documents] in court in 48 hours.”
Ten people died and 23 suffered injuries after a bus rammed into a truck on National Highway-2 near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand on Monday. “Eight persons died on the spot and two others succumbed to injuries at Chouparan hospital,” Hazaribagh Deputy Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla said.
The Assam Police has arrested Actor-writer ‘Crazy’ Mohan died in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on Monday after he suffered an acute heart attack. He was 67. The actor was declared dead at 2 pm at Kauvery Hospital in the city.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday called the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme a “jumla”, and demanded that Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan allot land for mohalla clinics in Delhi. The scheme aims to provide health insurance cover of upto Rs 5 lakh to 500 million poor families.
Preliminary post-mortem report of the male tiger – ST-16 – that died on Saturday at the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan indicated that the possible cause could be heatstroke. A tumour on its leg must have weakened the big cat.
Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with an investigation into an alleged multi-crore aviation scam. His statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Three of the six men convicted in the Kathua rape and murder case were sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in Punjab’s Pathankot city on Monday. The son of one of the accused, Sanji Ram, was acquitted earlier in the afternoon.
The India Meteorological Department on Monday said that a low-pressure area over the south-east Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep has now turned into a depression. It is further likely to intensify into a deep depression later in the day and into a cyclonic storm by Tuesday night, the weather department said in its morning bulletin.
The wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested from Delhi for his comments about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on social media, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking his release. The court will hear the matter on Tuesday.
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday claimed that the strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force in Balakot, Pakistan, actually took place in Kashmir. He said, “People do not have information about the Line of Control and the situation there. So, they felt some action had been taken against Pakistan.”
There have been five cases of crime against minor girls in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh over the last three days. These come days after the murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Aligarh. Four people have been arrested in the case so far.
Seven mountaineers, including two who have scaled Mount Everest, on Sunday joined the search for the AN 32 aircraft that went missing in Arunachal Pradesh after taking off from Jorhat in Assam on June 3. The Indian Air Force has undertaken a massive search operation to trace the plane, but there has been no breakthrough yet.
Actor and playwright Girish Karnad died in Bengaluru on Monday, weeks after he turned 81. Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. He was also a winner of the Jnanpith Award in 1999. Karnad’s work was known for its treatment of modern-day issues through history and mythology.
The West Bengal government on Sunday told the Centre that the situation in the state was under control and that action had been initiated in all recent cases of violence. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had sought a report from the state government on the violence. The state’s ruling Trinamool Congress said that the “so-called advisory” is “nothing but a political conspiracy” and that it would “respond appropriately”.
Legal researcher Usha Ramanathan will this week receive the 2018 Human Rights Heroes Award, given by digital rights organisation Access Now, for her work on highlighting problems with India’s Aadhaar programme. Ramanathan has written and spoken extensively against the privacy, security and exclusionary risks of the biometric identity scheme.
Six police officials were suspended on Sunday for their alleged inaction in a case involving the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh. The child’s body was found near a drain in Bhopal’s Kamla Nagar on Sunday morning.
The Janata Dal (United) will not be a part of the National Democratic Alliance outside Bihar, the party’s national executive meeting decided on Sunday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other senior leaders such as KC Tyagi, Bashistha Narain Singh and Prashant Kishor attended the meeting in Patna.