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Goons thrash bus driver, conductor on moving bus in Bhopal

Goons thrash bus driver, conductor on moving bus in Bhopal

In an alarming incident, goons barged into a city bus in Bhopal and thrashed the driver and conductor, leaving the women passengers scared.

The incident recorded on a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera fitted in the city bus shows two goons entering the bus at Suraj Nagar square and beating up the driver. They also thrashed the conductor, who tried to save the driver.

The bus conductor was also seen hitting miscreants in his defence. However, he was overpowered by them and thrashed.

The video of the incident, which went viral, shows that the women passengers were scared.

Eight killed in separate car accidents in Iraq

Eight killed in separate car accidents in Iraq

Eight people were killed and three injured in two car accidents in north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source said.

In one accident, three civilians and an army officer were killed when two civilian cars collided on a road near a village located south of the northern city of Kirkuk, Major Sabah al-Obaidi from Kirkuk police told news agency.

The accident resulted in the wounding of another army officer and two civilians, al-Obaidi said, adding that the accident was a result of overtaking.

In a separate accident, four civilians were killed when two cars collided on the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province, al-Obaidi added, news agency reported.

Four security personnel, three terrorists killed in clash in Pakistan

Four security personnel, three terrorists killed in clash in Pakistan

Four security personnel and three terrorists were killed in a clash in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement has said.

The Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, said on Wednesday that the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in the Hassan Khel area of Peshawar district of the province on the reported presence of a high-profile terrorist, reports news agency.

During the conduct of the operation, after a fire exchange, three terrorists were killed, including a terrorist commander, said the ISPR, adding that four security personnel also lost their lives during the intense exchange of fire.

Weapons and ammunition were recovered from the killed terrorists, said the ISPR statement.

Australia: Fire authority tackles polluted water after massive explosion in factory

Australia: Fire authority tackles polluted water after massive explosion in factory

Fire authority in the Australian state of Victoria is tackling polluted water after a massive chemical explosion triggered a "seventh alarm" blaze in Melbourne's west.

"We are currently managing runoff of contaminated water as a result of the firefighting effort and contaminants in the building," Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) Deputy Commissioner Joshua Fischer said in a statement released on Thursday.

Fischer noted that a number of chemicals and dangerous goods were consumed in the fire while the exact quantity is yet to be known, news agency reported.

At around 11.20 a.m. local time on Wednesday, emergency services rushed to Swann Drive in Derrimut in response to a significant factory fire sparked by a chemical explosion.

Ten killed in lightning strikes in Bihar

Ten killed in lightning strikes in Bihar

Ten people lost their lives due to lightning strikes in the last 24 hours in Bihar, said officials on Thursday.

Three persons died in Rohtas, two in Siwan, and one each in Kaimur, West Champaran, Supaul, Munger and Banka districts.

Ram Pravesh Singh, a 55-year-old farmer from Bihar, died instantly after being struck by lightning while seeking shelter under a blackberry tree in Rohtas’s Nokha block on Wednesday evening.

A young woman in Karaundi village, Natwar block, also lost her life due to lightning.

In Sanjhauli Mathia village, Karakat block, a farmer succumbed to a lightning strike.

Champions Trophy 2025: BCCI bats for hybrid model, Team India won’t travel to Pakistan, say sources

Champions Trophy 2025: BCCI bats for hybrid model, Team India won’t travel to Pakistan, say sources

Team India is unlikely to travel to Pakistan for the 2025 Champions Trophy as the BCCI will propose a hybrid model to International Cricket Council (ICC), the sources told.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has proposed that the ICC Champions Trophy will be scheduled from February 19 to March 9, 2025 with all the matches to take place across three major cities -- Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore -- refusing to opt for a hybrid model for India's matches.

PCB has also proposed Lahore as base for Team India for the tournament including India vs Pakistan match to be played in the city due to the security reasons.

Bengal municipality job case: CBI tracks multiple accounts used to divert proceeds

Bengal municipality job case: CBI tracks multiple accounts used to divert proceeds

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have tracked at least 25 bank accounts opened in the name of third parties, which were used for inward and outward remissions of the ill-gotten proceeds in the municipalities’ recruitment case in West Bengal, said sources on Thursday.

A close examination of these bank accounts revealed that multiple high-value inward remissions, each amounting to a few lakhs, were credited to these accounts and were also debited from those accounts within hours.

On questioning the official account holders, the Central agency sleuths came to know that they were either the existing or past employees of the corporate entity owned by the arrested private promoter Ayan Sil, also a co-accused in the multi-crore cash-for-school- job case.

The CBI officials interrogated some of these official account holders who confessed that they were forced by Sil to open the accounts. They were also forced to submit entire supporting documents like passbooks, chequebooks and even debit cards to Sil. The official account holders had no authority to operate those accounts, sources added.

Monsoon Pickleball Championship season 2 to begin on August 20

Monsoon Pickleball Championship season 2 to begin on August 20

Monsoon Pickleball Championship second editon is set to be held from August 20 to 25 here with 800 participants are expected to compete in a total of 47 categories.

The Championship offers a total of USD 100,000 (close to Rs 1 crore) prize money that will be up for grabs for all participants in the 47 categories ranging from Open PRO, 19+ intermediate, 30+ Open, 40+ Open, 50+ Open, 18+ Open, 60+ Open, Split Age 35+.

Former World No. 2 on the PPA Tour, Jocelyn 'Jay' Devilliers, often referred as the Flying Frenchman, has shot to the top of the sport in all three divisions. He has proven himself to be one of the most fiery and exciting players to watch and is one of the most popular professional pickleball players on tour and will bring flair and talent to the Monsoon Pickleball Championship 2.0.

South Korea to start production of anti-aircraft laser weapon

South Korea to start production of anti-aircraft laser weapon

South Korea will begin production of a laser weapon designed to strike down enemy drones for deployment this year, the defence procurement agency said Thursday, in a push to become the first country to operate such a weapon.

Last month, the Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed a deal worth about 100 billion won ($72 million) with South Korean defence company Hanwha Aerospace for its production amid efforts to acquire advanced weapons systems, news agency reported.

The laser weapon is capable of defending against small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and multi-copters at close range by firing a laser-generated using fiber optics, according to DAPA.

New jobs created in Indian economy in 2014-23 jump over 4-fold compared to 2004-14: SBI study

New jobs created in Indian economy in 2014-23 jump over 4-fold compared to 2004-14: SBI study

As many as 12.5 crore jobs have been created in the Indian economy during the financial years 2014-23, which represents an over four-fold jump from the 2.9 crore jobs created during 2004-14, according to a State Bank of India (SBI) study.

"Even if we exclude Agriculture, the total number of jobs created in Manufacturing and Services is at 8.9 crores during FY14-FY23 and 6.6 crores during FY04-FY14," according to the report prepared by SBI's Economic Research Department based on RBI data.

The total employment reported by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) registered with the MSME Ministry has crossed the 20 crore mark, data from the Udyam registration portal shows.

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