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Five Killed in Torrential Tunisia Rains

Flash floods in Tunisia’s Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities said on Sunday, 23 September, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

Saturday’s storm caused water levels in some areas to rise as much as 1.7 metres (5.6 feet), as bridges and roads were damaged in record rains that dropped the equivalent of nearly six months of average precipitation.

(Source: PTI)

Maldives Opposition Candidate Declares Victory

Maldives’ opposition Presidential Candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory over incumbent Abdullah Yameen in contentious election, reported AP.

Schools Remain Closed in 8 Districts in HP Due to Heavy Rainfall

Schools in eight districts of Himachal Pradesh, which include Kullu, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Mandi and Shimla will remain closed till 24 September, due to predictions of heavy rainfall, ANI reported.

Additionally, 19 people were airlifted by Army helicopter from the flood-hit Dobhi-Fojal area on Sunday, 23 September.

Former Mayor of Muzaffarpur District Shot Dead

Samir Kumar, the former mayor of Muzaffarpur district and his driver were both shot dead by unidentified assailants near Banaras Bank Chowk, ANI reported.

According to the police, they recovered 6 cartridges from the spot. They also said that it seemed like 17-18 rounds were fired, ANI reported.

Infiltration Bid Foiled in Kupwara, 2 Terrorists Killed

An infiltration bid was foiled in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara on Sunday, 23 September. Two terrorists have been killed. Operations are still in progress, ANI reported.

Flash-Flood Strikes in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Normal life disrupted following heavy rainfall and flash flood in Kullu region in Himachal Pradesh, ANI reported.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan told ANI, ‘we are trying to evacuate & rehabilitate people. I request people not to go to high reach areas and near rivers.’

Manohar Parrikar To Remain Goa CM: Amit Shah

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will continue to lead the government of Goa said BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday.

‘The changes in the cabinet will be announced soon,’ ANI reported quoting Shah.

DMK to Stage State-Wide Protests Against AIADMK on 3 & 4 Oct

Opposition DMK Sunday announced it would stage state-wide protests against the ruling AIADMK on corruption, in a bid to counter the arch rival’s move against it on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

The AIADMK has announced state-wide public meetings on September 25 seeking ‘trial’ of DMK and Congress for “war crimes” against Tamils in the 2009 Sri Lankan civil conflict.

DMK Propaganda Secretaries Trichy Siva and A Raja said the meetings, titled “Commission-Collection-Corruption”, will be held on 3 and 4 October.

(PTI)

Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew from Swiss Ship off Nigeria

A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel’s operator has said.

Massoel Shipping said its bulk carrier MV Glarus, with 19 crew, came under attack early Saturday morning as it transported bulk wheat from Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt.

(AFP)

Sixteen Reported Dead in Rebel Attack on DR Congo Village

Sixteen people have been reported dead in a rebel attack on DR Congo village, AFP reported quoting witnesses.

TDP MLA Shot Dead by Maoist in Andhra Pradesh

Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former Araku MLA Siveri Soma shot dead by Naxals in Dumbriguda Mandal, Andra Paradesh, ANI reported.

Following the attack, security was tightened along the borders of Odisha, ANI added. Border Security Force, Special Operations Group , and other state forces put on alert.

Indian Navy Tracks Missing Naval Officer

Indian Navy Ace naval officer, Abhilash Tomy who was injured and incapacitated day before has been tracked by the Indian Navy Reconnaissance aircraft.

As per the Indian Navy, INS Satpura and INS Jyoti are heading at top speed to reach Tomy.

Terrorists Abduct J&K Worker From Home in Sapore: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said that terrorists had barged inside the house of one Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, resident of Harwan area in Bomia, Sopore and abducted him. Mushtaq worked as a local labour.

Police told ANI that they have registered a case and a search has been launched to track him.

PM Modi to Inaugurate Pakyong Airport in Sikkim on 24 Sept

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Inaugurate Pakyong Airport in Sikkim on Monday, 24 September.

Sikkim’s dream of having an airport will come true nine years after a foundation stone of the greenfield airport was laid, around 33 km from Gangtok, in 2009.

Remaining Two of Three Accused in Rewari Gang-Rape Case Arrested

The remaining two – Pankaj and Manish – of the three accused in the Rewari gang-rape case were arrested by SIT (Special Investigation Team) on Sunday, 23 September, eleven days after the incident took place.

Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and Terrorists in J&K

An encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mir Pulwama district is underway, ANI reported.

One terrorist was gunned down during the encounter report added. As per the reports, body of a terrorist has been recovered.

Voting Begins in Maldives Presidential Poll

Voting began Sunday in a controversial presidential election in the Maldives, hours after police raided the opposition’s campaign headquarters, officials and party workers said.

(Source: PTI)

Sushma Swaraj Arrives in New York for UN General Assembly Session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, and hold several bilateral and multilateral meetings with her global counterparts, PTI reported.

Swarajwill hold bilateral and multilateral discussions with her global counterparts as well as with the top UN officials.

PM to Launch Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Jharkhand today.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY), aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families.

(Source: PTI)

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi Passes Away

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passed away in Mumbai on Sunday after a long battle with kidney cancer. She was 64.

She was known for acclaimed films like Rudaali, Chingaari, Ek Pal and Daman.

Fuel Prices Maintain Upward Trend, Petrol at Rs 82.6/Litre in Delhi

Petrol and diesel prices continued to surge on Sunday, 23 September. Petrol in Delhi is priced at Rs 82.61 per litre and diesel Rs 73.97 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices are Rs 89.97 per litre and Rs 78.53 per litre, respectively.

(Source: ANI)

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