Latest News: 10 Crew Members Feared Dead in Tehran Plane Crash

A Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane has crashed west of Tehran amid severe weather, 10 crew feared killed. More details awaited.

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Cold wave swept across Punjab and Haryana on Monday with Adampur being the coldest place in the region with a minimum of 1.7 degrees Celsius.

In several parts of both states, minimum temperatures dropped a few degrees below normal. The Union Territory of Chandigarh, the joint capital of both states, braved cold weather at 5.3 degrees Celsius, an official of the MeT department said.

(PTI)

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into recent encounter killings in the state.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi said that it’s a very serious matter which requires detailed hearing. Matter posted for further hearing on 12 February.

(ANI)

Bombay High Court has adjourned a Maratha Reservation matter till 18 January. The date for filing replies/affidavits has also been extended till 18th January.

(ANI)

The Supreme Court has refused to quash the FIR against Anand Teltumbde, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. However, SC has granted him four weeks protection to obtain bail. CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “Investigation is getting bigger & bigger. At this stage quashing of the proceedings is uncalled for.”

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the government’s new notification which notified agencies empowered to intercept and monitor computer records.

(News18)

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine Sajjan Kumar’s appeal against life term in 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases. The SC issued a notice to the CBI on his bail plea and also on his appeal. The case will be heard next after 6 weeks.

(News18)

The BSE benchmark Sensex Monday dropped over 150 points tracking weakness in other Asian markets amid heavy selling by foreign investors.

Market sentiment also turned cautious ahead of the release of key macroeconomic data.

The 30-share index fell 174.61 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 35,835.23 in early trade.

Similarly, the NSE Nifty shed 60.10 points,or 0.57 per cent, to 10,733.85.

On Friday, the Sensex had fallen 377.81 96 points to end at 36,009.84; and the Nifty too slipped by 26.65 points to close at 10,794.95.

(PTI)

A search effort has located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, an Indonesian official said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Human remains were also discovered at the seabed location, a deputy maritime minister said.

(AP)

There is a “strong possibility” of Tahawwur Hussain Rana – currently serving a 14-year jail term in the US for plotting the 2008 Mumbai terror attack – being extradited to India, an informed source said.

The Indian government, with “full co-operation” from the Trump administration, is currently working on completing the necessary paperwork to ensure the extradition of the Pakistani-Canadian national before his current jail term ends in December 2021.

(PTI)

Petrol prices on Monday were hiked by 37 to 40 paise per litre while diesel rates were hiked by 49 to 53 paise across the four metro’s. Petrol prices were at Rs. 70.13 per litre in Delhi, Rs. 72.24 per litre in Kolkata, Rs. 75.77 per litre in Mumbai and Rs. 72.79 per litre in Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation – the country’s largest fuel retailer. Diesel prices stood at Rs. 64.18 per litre, Rs. 65.95 per litre, Rs. 67.18 per litre and Rs. 67.78 per litre respectively.

(NDTV)

China’s exports rose 9.9 percent in 2018, its strongest trade performance in seven years, despite growing disruptions from an escalating trade war with the United States, customs data showed on Monday.

(Reuters)

Pakistan High Commission official was reportedly detained in New Delhi for allegedly groping a girl in Sarojini Nagar market.

(News18)

12 trains travelling towards Delhi are running late due to low visibility and fog.

(ANI)

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