Punjab: Autopsy of toddler who was pulled out of borewell on Tuesday shows he died a few days ago

The autopsy of the toddler who was pulled out from a 150-feet deep borewell on Tuesday morning in Sangrur district Punjab, showed that he had died “a few days back”. The two-year-old Fatehveer Singh was rushed to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, where he was declared brought dead.

Deadly heatwave: Four elderly passengers aboard Kerala Express die in Jhansi

At least four elderly passengers on Kerala Express travelling to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu have died in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district because of extreme heat. The incident occurred on Monday evening as an intense heatwave swept North India. Jhansi recorded a temperature of 48.1 degrees Celsius.

Government appoints Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar as interim CVC

The government on Monday appointed Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar the interim central vigilance commissioner, following the completion of CVC KV Chowdary’s tenure on Sunday, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a notification.

Jet Airways hijack scare: Mumbai man sentenced to life in prison by NIA court in Ahmedabad

A special National Investigation Agency court in Ahmedabad sentenced Mumbai-based jeweller Birju Salla to life in prison on Tuesday for planting a hijack threat letter on a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight on October 30, 2017. A Rs 5-crore fine was also imposed on Salla.

Junior doctors at a Kolkata hospital on strike after family of deceased patient attacks a colleague

Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital went on a strike on Tuesday after the family of a patient who died on Monday allegedly attacked one of their colleagues. The doctors locked up the hospital gates, closed the Out Patient Department and began a dharna.

IAF finds wreckage of missing AN-32 aircraft in mountainous region in Arunachal Pradesh

An Mi-17 helicopter search team on Tuesday found the wreckage of the missing AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force. The wreckage was located 16 kilometres north of Lipo area, Northeast of Tato in Arunachal Pradesh at an approximate elevation of 12,000 feet, the Air Force said in a tweet.

Manipur engineer detects WhatsApp bug that breaches privacy, enters Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’

A 22-year-old civil engineer from Manipur has made it to the Facebook’s “Hall of Fame 2019” for detecting a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. Zonel Sougaijam said the social media giant awarded $5,000 (approximately Rs 3.4 lakh) for the discovery.

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee unveils new Vidyasagar bust a month after vandalism

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday unveiled a new bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at College Street in Kolkata. This comes a month after the statue of the 19th Century social reformer was vandalised in clashes that broke out at Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar College during a roadshow organised by Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on May 14.

Kathua rape verdict: Girl’s family says they expected death penalty for the culprits

The father of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district in January last year said his family expected the court to award death penalty to all six convicts.

Adityanath is ‘behaving foolishly’: Rahul Gandhi on arrest of three journalists

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the arrest of three journalists. The Congress leader said Adityanath was “behaving foolishly” and needs to release those arrested.

Reliance Group has paid Rs 35,000 crore debt in 14 months, says Anil Ambani

Reliance Group chairperson Anil Ambani said on Tuesday that the group has repaid Rs 35,000 crore of debt over the last 14 months. The amount included Rs 24,800 crore as principal payment and Rs 10,600 crore as interest repayment.

Mike Pompeo to visit New Delhi in June, says ties with India ‘incredibly important’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced that he would visit New Delhi this month to advance the “incredibly important” ties with India, a vital part of President Donald Trump’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific region.

First Rafale fighter jet to land in India in September, says French minister

French minister Jean Baptiste Lemoyne said on Monday that the first Rafale fighter jet will land in India in September, following which 35 jets will be delivered one by one. “The French government doesn’t care about controversies and we’ve a road map, we just want to deliver,” Lemoyne said on the criticism surrounding the fighter jet deal.

Gujarat: Cyclone Vayu likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm; government on alert

The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said a deep depression over the south-east Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is expected to intensify over the next 24 hours.

Supreme Court directs UP government to release journalist arrested for tweet against Adityanath

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately release on bail journalist Prashant Kanojia who was arrested for tweeting a defamatory video about Chief Minister Adityanath. It asked the Uttar Pradesh government to “show magnanimity in releasing” the journalist.

West Bengal: One dead in explosion in Kankinara area of North 24 Parganas

One man was killed and several others were injured in an explosion in Kankinara area of North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Monday night. Local residents said unidentified men hurled a crude bomb at them. “We are scared,” a resident told ANI. “There also have been robberies in the area. Demand administration to help us.”

Two-year-old boy, stuck in borewell for 109 hours, dies after being pulled out in Punjab

National Disaster Response Force personnel pulled out a two-year-old boy who had fallen into a 150-foot-deep unused borewell in Sangrur, Punjab after 109 hours early on Tuesday. However, Fatehveer Singh died after he was taken to a hospital in Chandigarh.

J&K: Two suspected militants killed in gunfight with security forces in Shopian district

Two suspected militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Awneera area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. A police spokesperson said the suspected militants opened fire at the security forces. “Two terrorists were killed in the retaliatory firing by the security forces,” the police official said. “Arms and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the encounter.”

Finance ministry orders 12 tax officials to retire amid allegations of corruption: Reports

Twelve tax officials of the Ministry of Finance to were forced to retire on Monday. Unidentified officials in the Ministry of Finance said the complaints against the 12 officials include corruption, extortion, thwarting the promotion of colleagues, sexual harassment and acquisition of movable and immovable assets that were not disclosed to the proper authorities.

Donald Trump says India’s 50% tariff on US motorcycles is unacceptable and too high

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said India’s tariff on American motorcycles was too high and not acceptable to him. His comments come even after India reduced the tariff from 100% to 50%. “We’re not the foolish country that does so badly,” he told CBS news in an interview. “You look at India, very good friend of mine, Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi, you take a look at what they’ve done, 100% tax on a motorcycle. We charge them nothing.”

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav admitted to Gurugram hospital

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram on Monday night. He was flown from Lucknow and taken straight to Medanta Hospital. However, the hospital has not shared any information about his health yet.

India’s GDP grew 4.5% between 2011-’12 and 2016-’17, not 7%, says former chief economic adviser

Former Chief Economic Adviser has said that India’s growth has been overestimated by 2.5% points per year between 2011-’12 and 2016-’17, a period that was led by both United Progressive Alliance and National Democratic Alliance governments. He wrote in The Indian Express on Tuesday that official estimates pegged average annual growth during this period at about 7%, whereas actual growth may have been 4.5%, according to his new research paper published at Harvard University.

Sushma Swaraj clarifies, says she hasn’t been made governor after minister congratulates her

Former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Monday clarified that she has not been made a governor, after senior party colleague and Union minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted his congratulations to her. Swaraj said that she had met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu after demitting office at the Ministry of External Affairs, which was “enough for Twitter to appoint me as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh”.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account hacked, profile photo showed Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday night by a group called the “Ayyildiz Tim Turkish Cyber Armny”. The Mumbai Police have initiated an inquiry into the hacking incident. The hacker group changed Bachchan’s display on his Twitter handle @SrBachchan to that of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.