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Latest News Today: Presenting FE’s breaking news today. Here, we give you snapshots of all major developments from India and across the world in the field of politics, sports, business and more:
Senior Indian advocate Suresh Srivastava was unanimously elected vice-chairman of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), a global UN advocacy body.
The WFUNA is a global non-profit organisation representing and coordinating the membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents.
More than 2,400 tourists, including 60 college students were stranded in Lachen and Lachung area of North Sikkim district due to road blockades following incessant rainfall since the last three days, officials said on Saturday.
The district administration has pressed into service 19 buses and 70 smaller vehicles to evacuate the 2,464 stranded tourists, officials said. As of now, three buses and two other vehicles carrying 123 tourists have left for the state capital Gangtok, they said.
In a major development that would virtually end the monopoly of IRCTC is selling Indian Railway tickets online, Adani Enterprise has signed a deal to buy 100 per cent stakes in Stark Enterprises Private Limited. This is an online ticket booking site. Adani Enterprise confirmed this news via a regulatory filing with the stock market. ‘With reference to the captioned subject, we would like to inform you that Adani Digital Labs Private Limited (“ADL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has signed a Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) in relation to its proposed acquisition of 100% stake in Stark Enterprises Private Limited (“SEPL”), also known as Trainman, an online train booking and information platform,’ the filing said.
The convoy of Union Minister Nisith Pramanik was attacked on Saturday allegedly by supporters of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, a charge the ruling party dismissed. PTI
In a new video, wrestlers Sakshee Malikh and Bajrang Punia opened up about their protest against ex-WFI cheif Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. They talked about the reason behind delay in raising their voice against Singh. The support they got from various sections of soeciety. They once again said that Congress leader Deepender Hooda had no role in their protest.
The Truth.#WrestlersProtest pic.twitter.com/eWHRpOSwD9
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday but there was no report of any damage, officials said. The epicentre of the tremor, which occurred at 2.03 pm, was hilly Ramban district along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, an official of the meteorological department said. (PTI)
Latest official update from Odisha say that the death toll in the Balasore triple train disaster has gone up to 291.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is in Gujarat today, took the stock of situation in the aftermath of Cyclone Biparjoy. Along with CM Bhupendra Patel, Shah took an aerial survey of affected areas. He also visited a hospital in Mandvi. He will also address a press conference at 5 pm.
Militants linked to Islamic State killed 41 people and abducted some others in an attack on a school in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said on Saturday. “Our forces are pursuing the enemy to rescue those abducted and destroy this group,” defence spokesperson Felix Kulayigye said on Twitter. Authorities did not say how many people had been abducted by the attackers, members of the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State. (Reuters)
Several places in Rajasthan received heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours due to Cyclone Biparjoy, which moved further towards the desert state following its landfall in Gujarat, officials said on Saturday.
A rainfall of 210 mm was recorded in Mount Abu, 136 mm in Sedwa in Barmer, 135 mm in Mount Abu tehsil, 110 mm in Raniwada of Jalore, 76 mm in Bidasaria in Churu, 68 mm in Reodar, 59 mm in Sanchor, 57 mm in Pindwara, 49 mm each in Gogunda and Girva, 47 mm in Jalore, 46 mm each in Sindri and Jaswantpura of Jalore, 40 mm in Jhadol, 38 mm in Abu Road, 35 mm in Kotda, 30 mm in Sirohi, 26 mm in Kumbhalgarh and 25.7 mm in Udaipur till 8.30 am, they said. (PTI)
Two civilians were injured as mobs clashed with security forces overnight in Imphal town and attempts were made to torch the houses of BJP leaders, officials said on Saturday. In separate incidents, automatic gunfire was reported from Kwakta in Bishnupur district of Manipur and Kangvai in Churachandpur district through the night.
An attempt was also made to loot weapons from Iringbam police station in Imphal West. However, no weapons were stolen. Army, Assam Rifles and Manipur Rapid Action Force held joint marches till midnight through the state capital to halt rioters from congregating. (PTI)
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