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

19 April 2017, 10:37 PM
Top news breaking and latest updates of April 19
Top news breaking and latest updates of April 19

Twitter is buzzing with news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here are the latest updates from the micro-blogging site in one scroll:


#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

First Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 07:10 AM

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