The Indian Air Force said it had found the wreckage of AN-32 transport aircraft a week after it went missing in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh to release journalist Prashant Kanojia who was arrested for tweeting a defamatory video of Chief Minister Adityanath.
Meanwhile, former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian 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.
Here are the top stories of the day:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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”.
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.