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News Headlines: Evening Round-up


Another ‘missing’ Malwani youth returns home

Noor returned home himself this morning,” DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said. Now the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is probing reports that he, along with three others – Wajid Shaikh, Mohsin Sayyed and Ayaz Sultan – had left home to join the terror outfit.

Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast, 7 students injured

A balloon seller today died and seven students were injured after a cylinder used for filling gas in balloons exploded at a school in Kalyan town here, police said. The management of Arya Gurukul School, where the incident occurred, had hired the balloon seller for the annual sports day, they said.

Mumbai shivers as min temperature dips 6 deg C below normal

Today, Mumbai recorded minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius, which was six degrees below the normal for the month of December. The minimum usually is 17 degrees Celsius at this time of the year.

You don’t have the right to vulgarity: Jaitley to Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today accused AAP leaders of lowering the level of public discourse saying vulgarity is not a right available to people in positions. People in positions are expected to act with restraint. They cannot be outlandish. Vulgarity is not a right available to them. The political discourse cannot be couched in vulgar language.

Congress slams Modi over national anthem faux pas

Finally, the nation is shocked and deeply hurt at what we see on television the PM walking away while the national anthem was being played in Moscow.

Will the BJP follow Vajpayee’s ‘raj dharma’? 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in striking contrast to the provocative anti-minority postures of the 1990s, is the result of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s wisdom and sobriety.

Advani, other BJP veterans gets into a huddle

Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani drove down to Manohar Joshi’s residence and Shanta Kumar and Sinha joined them at noon for a meeting that lasted about an hour. BJP suspended Azad, who has been leading a campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on alleged corruption in DDCA, charging him with anti-party activities.

Nitish seeks ban on 15 year-old diesel vehicles in Bihar

Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has directed concerned officials for banning 15-year-old diesel vehicles in the state capital. He also directed officials to launch an awareness campaign among vehicle owners and drivers about the growing air pollution in order to elicit their cooperation against unnecessary blaring of hooters, sirens and horns.

Japan court gives go-ahead for restart of 2 nuke reactors

The western Fukui District Court in April accepted an injunction request by a group of residents saying a massive earthquake exceeding the facility’s quake resistance standards could cause disaster similar to the Fukushima crisis.

‘Hussain Haqqani asked Pakistan not to block IAEA’s India-specific deal’

Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Zameer Akram alleged that Husaain Haqqani had “leveraged pressure” on the Pakistani government to overrule the Foreign Office’s recommendations for opposing the India agreement.

Syed Kirmani to get Lifetime Achievement Award

The BCCI celebrates the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first Test captain, by instituting an annual Lifetime Achievement Award, to honour individuals for their unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field.