AgustaWestland scam: Approver Rajeev Saxena allowed to travel abroad by Delhi High Court

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: BJP is spending crores to spread fake news and incite violence, alleges Mamata Banerjee

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.

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to meet on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

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.

CVC awaits sanction from ministries, banks, states to prosecute 123 CBI, ED, Income Tax officials

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.

Kathua rape verdict: ‘High time we stop playing politics over a heinous crime,’ says Mehbooba Mufti

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: Man arrested for allegedly raping, killing eight-year-old girl in Bhopal

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.”

Jharkhand: Ten passengers killed as bus rams into truck on NH-2 near Hazaribagh

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.

Veteran Tamil writer and actor ‘Crazy’ Mohan dies at 67

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.

Ayushman Bharat: AAP terms Centre’s health scheme a ‘jumla’, demands land for mohalla clinics

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.

Heatstroke, tumour probable causes of tiger’s death in Sariska, says initial autopsy report

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.

Former minister Praful Patel appears before ED for questioning in alleged aviation scam

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.

Kathua case: Three of six convicts, including 61-year-old village head, sentenced to life

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.

Depression near Lakshadweep likely to intensify into cyclone by Tuesday night: IMD

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.

Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s wife moves Supreme Court, says his arrest is illegal

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.

Balakot airstrikes took place in Kashmir, not Pakistan, claims Sharad Pawar

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.”

Three incidents of rape of minors reported in Uttar Pradesh in last 3 days, two in Madhya Pradesh

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.

Missing AN-32 plane: Seven mountaineers join search operation

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 dies at 81

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.

West Bengal violence: TMC says situation under control, Centre’s advisory is ‘political conspiracy’

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”.

Aadhaar critic Usha Ramanathan named Human Rights ‘Hero’ for campaign against biometric ID scheme

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.

Madhya Pradesh: Eight-year-old raped and murdered in Bhopal, six police officials suspended

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.

Janata Dal (United) says it will not be part of NDA outside Bihar

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.