Top news of April 19: Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria: government

Updated On : 19 Apr , 2017 , 10:37 PM
Top news breaking and latest updates of April 19
Top news breaking and latest updates of April 19
New Delhi:

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#10:35 PM

Indian Consulate in Germany to celebrate Mahrashtra Day (May 1) in Munich & Stuttgart cities for 2 days.- PTI

#10:33 PM

4 'IPL 10' betting rackets busted in Hyderabad, 21 held, cash worth Rs 13.44 lakh besides laptops & mobile phones seized: Police.- PTI

#10:09 PM

A delegation of Tamil Nadu farmers, protesting for drought relief fund in Delhi, met Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan.- ANI

#10:00 PM

Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria: government- AFP

 #10:01 PM

Dinakaran 'Two leaves' symbol case: Delhi police crime branch team reaches Chennai with notice to join investigation.- ANI

#9:43 PM

Govt is in touch with US & Australia & making full assessment of impact of these recent changes, in consultation with all stake holders: MEA- ANI

#9:41 PM

Changes announced by Government of Australia recently replace one scheme with another, impact will be negligible on Indian workers: MEA- ANI

#9:39 PM

Highly decomposed carcass of tigress found in Mansinghdeo wildlife sanctuary of Saleghat forest range in Pench Tiger reserve.- PTI

#9:39 PM

India also in touch with Australia regarding the changes in that country's work visa programme: MEA.- PTI

#9:38 PM

Cap has remained at 65,000 since December 2004 when the H1-B Visa Reform Act of 2004 was enacted by the US Congress: MEA- ANI

#9:37 PM

India in touch with the US govt & is making full assessment of the impact: MEA on US' decision on H-1B visa.

#9:05 PM

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa signs execution orders of 30 "hardcore terrorists".- PTI

#8:58 PM

124 MLAs voted for Palaniswami, therefore there is no question of CM change: M Thambidurai, AIADMK when asked will OPS be CM after merger- ANI

#8:54 PM

Union Minister Uma Bharti cancels her Wedneday's visit to Ayodhya for now.- ANI

#8:22 PM

Passengers in a train thrash a man who allegedly tried to rape a minor girl in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad.- ANI

#8:21 PM

Delhi Metro sets April 2018 as new deadline for completion of its longest upcoming corridor -- Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar Pink Line.- PTI

#8:14 PM

Colleges in Kashmir to remain closed for two more days from tomorrow in the wake of student protests on Monday- PTI

#8:10 PM

A Delhi police team leaves for Chennai to serve notice to AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran accused of bribing an EC official- PTI

#8:07 PM

The meeting between Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua rescheduled.- PTI

#7:52 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May wins Parliament vote to hold snap elections on June 8.- PTI

#7:45 PM

Election Commission & Home Ministry discuss measures to ensure violence-free bypoll to Anantnag LS seat scheduled for May 25.- PTI

#7:41 PM

Cong welcomes end of Red Beacon 'culture' but terms as "laughable" the BJP's "attempt" to blow the trumpet of morality over it.- PTI

#7:39 PM

Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area (Yamuna Expressway) cancels 17 housing projects as builders sold layout plan without approval- ANI

#7:27 PM

No information about death of any Indian in the April 13 bombing by the US in an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan: Govt official.- PTI

#7:27 PM

A day after joining BJP, ex-Delhi Cong chief Arvinder Singh Lovely says Sheila Dixit is "burden" on the Cong.- PTI

#7:24 PM

ED attaches cash and gold worth Rs 12 crore under PMLA of Ashok M Jain & Mahaveer Jain in J.Sekar Reddy case of Tamil Nadu.- ANI

#7:23 PM

No Fatwa issued against Sonu Nigam for his tweets, Syed Al Quaderi, vice-president of WB Minority United Council- PTI

#7:21 PM

BJP leaders MM Joshi & LK Advani meet at Advani's residence, after SC restored criminal conspiracy charges against them in Babri Masjid case- ANI

#7:16 PM

Internet services suspended in Odisha's Kendapara for 48 hrs amid possible escalation of tension over an 'objectionable' social media post- PTI

#7:02 PM

Authorities might release water due to rising levels in Pandoh Dam & want to appeal anyone to avoid going near Beas river: ADM Mandi (HP)- ANI

#6:57 PM

Tata, Adani, Godrej show interest in buying Sahara properties.- PTI

#6:53 PM

Dinakaran 'Two leaves' symbol case: Delhi police crime branch team to reach Chennai with notice to join investigation.- ANI

#6:44 PM

Pro-Kannada outfits call for Bengaluru Bandh on release day of Baahubali 2, seek apology from actor Sathyaraj for 'anti- Kannadiga' remarks- PTI

#6:43 PM

6 killed as fire broke out at an electronics factory in Sector 11, Noida (UP).- ANI

#6:41 PM

BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley,Sushma Swaraj,Venkaiah Naidu,Jitendra Singh met PM Modi, discussed current situation in J&K: Sources.- ANI

#6:41 PM

Kearal govt seeks Rs 991 crore from Centre to tackle the severe drought situation in the state.- PTI

#6:31 PM

Himachal Pradesh: 2 killed & 4 injured after car went downhill in Mandi district's Jogindernagar, injured being treated.- ANI

#6:30 PM

Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister GS Bali has ordered an inquiry to asses cause of Shimla bus accident that killed 45 people.- ANI

#6:26 PM

A total of 2,023 teaching posts & 1,734 non-teaching posts lying vacant in Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalas across country: report.- PTI

#6:24 PM

10,039 teaching posts including TGTs, PGTs & PRTs vacant in Kendriya Vidalayas besides 14,144 non-teaching posts: report.- PTI

#6:14 PM

Karnataka: Locals thronged to collect cooking oil as tanker overturned in Gulbarga, later police dispersed the crowd.- ANI

#6:12 PM

Govt clears Rs 3,174 cr for purchase of 16,15,000 VVPAT (Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines.- PTI

#6:11 PM

There should be a limit on the volume of loud speakers, at all religious places so that people in the locality are not disturbed: Gul Panag- ANI

#6:08 PM

Singer Sonu Nigam responds to fatwa by a Muslim cleric over Azaan row, gets his head tonsured at a press conference.- PTI

#6:05 PM

A truck caught fire in Karnataka's Dharwad, later doused. No injuries/casualties.- ANI

#6:03 PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis removes the red beacon from his car.- ANI

#6:01 PM

Will make Delhi garbage-free within a year, shut all landfills by 2019, eradicate vector-borne diseases, end corruption: AAP Manifesto - PTI

#5:59 PM

CBI registers preliminary enquiry into alleged leak of Question papers of Common Entrance examination meant for recruitment into Indian Army - ANI

#5:46 PM

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad argues with a police officer in Latur (Maharashtra) during a protest over a non-functioning ATM - ANI

#5:44 PM

Union ministers Mahesh Sharma and Vijay Goel get their red beacons removed from their respective cars after cabinet decision. - ANI

#5:43 PM

Congress forms Policy-Planning Group for Jammu and Kashmir under chairmanship of Dr. Manmohan Singh. - ANI

#5:40 PM

RugbyU: Wales star Sam Warburton to captain British and Irish Lions in New Zealand - AFP

#5:39 PM

Two men suspected of preparing attacks in Russia shot dead: FSB to agencies - AFP

#5:38 PM

EU says 'real' Brexit negotiations will start after British election - AFP

#5:35 PM

UIDAI files FIRs against eight unauthorised websites for collecting user info illegally - PTI

#5:34 PM

Asked if SC ruling on Babri will impact candidate selection for posts of president & vice president, @arunjaitley says 'it is hypothetical'. - PTI

#5:33 PM

Union minister Arun Jaitley virtually rules out resignation of Uma Bharti from Cabinet over SC order in Babri Masjid demolition case. - PTI

#5:31 PM

Income Tax conducting searches relating to a group mainly involved in chit fund bsns; 43 premises in TN,29 in Kerala & 6 in Ktaka - ANI

#5:30 PM

Hope I get justice, I have full faith in judiciary. This is what happens when you say the truth? Happening for years now: Tej Bahadur Yadav - ANI

#5:29 PM

I have been dismissed from service, will now appeal in High court :Tej Bahadur Yadav, BSF constable (released video on quality of food) - ANI

#5:28 PM

Maj Gen Somnath Jha (Retd), who cycled across India over a period of 7 months in memory of fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti - ANI

#5:27 PM

Commission will ensure total compliance of orders of SC & its commitment to use VVPATs with every EVM at all poll stations in 2019 polls: EC - ANI

#5:26 PM

The Commission shall closely monitor production of VVPATs for timely delivery well before General elections 2019: Election Commission - ANI

#5:26 PM

Search on U'khand PSU official led to evidence of misuse of position for seeking illegal gratifcatn in collusion with contractor - ANI

#5:25 PM

Officer in Noida found to have made unaccounted cash payment for purchase of immovable property worth over 2 cr in name of his wife - ANI

#5:24 PM

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale to meet Pakistan Foreign Secretary today over #KulbhushanJadhav. - ANI

#5:23 PM

Raid conducted at residence/business premises of a local body chairman of UP's Siddharth Nagar,10 cr(approx)undisclosed money found - ANI

#5:22 PM

Income tax department conducted raids on four govt functionaries in UP & Uttarakhand covering 20 premises in last 2 days - ANI

#5:21 PM

BSF jawan dismissed from service for posting video about poor food - ANI

#5:19 PM

Will give reward of 10 lakh, only when he does rest two-garland of old torn shoes and tour around the country: VP,WB Minority United Council - ANI

#5:18 PM

Sonu Nigam has not done all the things I asked for, two out of the three things remain unfulfilled: Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi on fatwa - ANI

#5:17 PM

Complaint filed against Sonu Nigam before CJM Panipat(Haryana) under sections 294,295,295A,296,500,501 of IPC over his morning Azaan remarks - ANI

#5:16 PM

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking direction to Centre to aproach International Court of Justice for securing release of Kulbhushan Jadhav - ANI

#4:02 PM

Sensex recovers 17.47 points to close at 29,336.57; Nifty slips 1.65 points to 9,103.50.

#4:01 PM

1996 FERA case: TTV Dinakaran, appeared before Economic Offences Court in Chennai in case registered against him by ED. Next hearing- May 10 - ANI

#4:00 PM

French diplomat Pascal Mazurier acquitted by Bengaluru court. He was accused of raping his 3 yr old daughter - ANI

#3:59 PM

If he(Maulvi) has 10 lakh rupees then he should give it to me, I will donate it to some charity: Aalim Hakim(who shaved Nigam's head) - ANI

#3:57 PM

Delhi: Meeting of senior BJP leaders underway at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg - ANI

#3:55 PM

Chennai: Foreign Exchange Regulation Act case- TTV Dinakaran has to appear in court tomorrow - ANI

# 3:38 PM

Telangana govt orders all govt & private schools to be closed for summer vacations from today, due to severe heatwave - ANI

#3:32 PM

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in celebrations marking the UN 'Vesak Day'. - PTI

#3:31 PM

NGT directs Karnataka govt to clean Bellandur lake within one month. Tribunal also asked why no action taken to block entry of sewerage water - ANI

#3:09 PM

If govt is committed to justice they should remove Kalyan Singh (Rajasthan Governor) & tell him to face trial: Asaduddin Owaisi Babri Masjid - ANI

#3:06 PM

Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Mansoor Ahmed Khan summoned by MEA over Kulbhushan Jadhav issue. - ANI

#3:04 PM

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit summoned by MEA over Kulbhushan Jadhav issue. - ANI

3:01 PM

Cabinet approves guidelines to allow states to borrow money directly from overseas aid partners to fund infra projects. - PTI

#2:58 PM

Sonu Nigam gets his head shaved after a Fatwa was issued announcing 10 Lakhs for anyone who shaves Nigam's head

#2:57 PM

Noida (UP): Fire breaks out at an electronics factory in Sector 11. More than 10 fire tenders at spot; more details awaited - ANI

#2:55 PM

Amount of Rs. 3173 crores have been approved to acquire 16.15 lakh VVPAT machines: FM Arun Jaitley - ANI

#2:53 PM

Rule which gives right to state govts to use blue beacon with flasher is also being changed. Only on defined emergency services: A Jaitley - ANI

#2:51 PM

Only emergency services will have red beacon, I have also removed it from my car today: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

#2:49 PM

Uttarakhand govt announces compensation of Rs 1 lakh for kin of those dead, Rs 50,000 for severely injured & Rs 25,000 for injured. - ANI

#1:58 PM

Congress has no right to ask for my resignation: Uma Bharti on Babri Masjid case

#1:55 PM

Party which was behind Emergency and 1984 riots has no right to demand my resignation: Uma Bharti on Babri Masjid

#1:52 PM

I have no remorse in Ayodhya matter, Uma Bharti on Babri Masjid case

ALSO READ: Advani, Uma Bharti, MM Joshi to face criminal conspiracy charges in Babri Masjid demolition case, says Supreme Court

#1:50 PM

I am ready to undergo all sorts of punishment for Ganga and our flag: Uma Bharti on BabriMasjid

#1:48 PM

There wss no conspiracy, everything wss open. We had nothng wrng in heart: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Babri Masjid

#1:38 PM

Tej Bahadur Yadav, BSF constable who had released a video on quality of food served has been dismissed - ANI

#1:33 PM

Evacuations from besieged Syrian towns resume after weekend bombing killed 126 people, 68 of them children - PTI

#1:31 PM

Demonetisation impact may take a few months to assess: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian - PTI

#1:19 PM

It's substantial step forward in the cause of justice. Means the majesty of law has been upheld, happy about that: K Sibal on #BabriMasjid - ANI

#1:12 PM

Central Govt ministers and officials will not use red beacons on cars from 1st May - ANI

#1:10 PM

Cabinet approves extending Sugar Stock limit for 6 months - PTI

#1:00 PM

Hindu youth from Pakistan selected for prestigious Emerging Young Leaders Award given by US State Department. - PTI

#12:58 PM

44 people dead after a bus falls into Tons river in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh - ANI

#12:54 PM

Supreme Court has given the verdict. Party would study the verdict in detail: Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson on Babri Masjid - ANI

#12:49 PM

Decision to keep away Dhinakaran's family from AIADMK is first success in our 'dharma yudh': #Panneerselvam. - PTI

#12:48 PM

We met TN Speaker and demanded an immediate assembly session, waited to meet CM but he did not meet us: MK Stalin - ANI

#12:46 PM

Bus falls into Tons river in Shimla district,many feared dead, there were more than 50 passengers in the bus. Rescue team rushing to spot. - ANI

#12:26 PM

Cabinet clears EC's proposal of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines - ANI

#12:24 PM

Evacuations of besieged Syria towns resume after deadly bombing - AFP

#12:22 PM

HC reserves order on plea to direct MEA to move International Court of Justice for release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, on death row in Pakistan. - PTI

#12:20 PM

Cabinet clears EC proposal to buy new paper trail machines - PTI

#12:19 PM

Railways worst operating ratios in 2016-17 and 2000-01, both under #BJP govts: former Finance Minister #PChidambaram. - PTI

#12:12 PM

Both factions will talk to fulfil the aspirations of lakhs of party workers: O Panneerselvam - ANI

#12:10 PM

Govt should withdraw chargesheet. How can on one hand you do this and then talk of building Ram Mandir?: Sanjay Raut,Shiv Sena Babri Masjid - ANI

#12:08 PM

I have no regrets because I don't have any expectations: TTV Dinakaran - ANI

#11:21 AM

Loot at a J&K bank branch in Shopian district.More details awaited - ANI

#11:03 AM

Supreme Court also said that the case shall be transferred within four weeks from Rai Bareilly to Lucknow - ANI

#11:02 AM

Babri Masjid Case: SC also made it clear that till Kalyan Singh holds post of Governor of Rajasthan, no case would be registered against him - ANI

#10:55 AM

Islamic State claim attack near Egypt's UNESCO-listed, ancient St Catherine's monastery at foot of Mount Sinai - ANI

#10: 53 AM

Babri Case: SC also ordered that no adjournment would be given under normal circumstances. No judge, hearing the case, would be transferred -  ANI

#10:52 AM

Mumbai Airport Customs seized 2.355 kg of gold worth Rs 70,65,520 . Case registered against unknown persons, investigation underway - ANI

#10:51 AM

Babri Masjid Case: Union Minister Uma Bharti will also have to face criminal conspiracy charges - ANI

#10:50 AM

Babri Masjid Case: Now matter will be heard in Lucknow Court, Day to day hearing would continue - ANI

#10:49 AM

Babri Masjid Case: SC excludes Kalyan Singh. Trial has to be completed in two years - ANI

#10:46 AM

Large asteroid to pass close to Earth on Wednesday: NASA - Reuters India

#10:43 AM

Babri Masjid Case: SC allowed CBI's appeal challenging withdrawal of conspiracy charges against Senior BJP leaders including L K Advani  - ANI

#10:42 AM

Air India flight with approx 300 passengers on-board, grounded before its departure for New York due to technical failure at Delhi airport  - ANI

#10:41 AM

Keeping her(Jayalalithaa) memory, as a tribute to her they should stay united & work for the welfare of ppl of TN, that is our wish: V Naidu

#10:40 AM

We will take all necessary steps to get Vijay Mallya back to India, and put him before the law: Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister - ANI

#10:38 AM

Neither BJP nor Central govt has any role or any interest in what is happening in AIADMK in TN; purely their internal matter: Venkaiah Naidu - ANI

#10:36 AM

Dinakaran calls meeting of MLAs post ouster from AIADMK - ANI

#09:41 AM

announces "standardised" official names for six places in . - PTI

#09:45 AM

UP govt considering to scrap Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana, Janeshwar Mishra Gram Yojana  and Lohiya Aasra aur Aawaas Yojana.- ANI

#09:32 AM

department conducts searches at about 80 locations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala in connection with tax evasion case.- PTI

#09:31 AM

#08:58 AM

Uttar Pradesh: Primary membership of Congress MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh suspended indefinitely due to anti-party activities- ANI

#08:56 AM

Indian-American CEO ordered to pay USD 135,000 to former worker after a investigation finds she underpaid, mistreated her.- PTI

#08:51 AM

claims Egypt attack ; 1 policeman dead, 3 injured.- PTI

#08:47 AM

UN to issue commemorative stamps for on June 21 this year.- PTI

#08:29 AM

US President signs executive order targeting -1B visa programme.- PTI

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