The FIR was registered following a complaint filed by local Congress Leader Ram Singh at the Banpark Police Station under Sections 504 (intentional insult), 505 (criminal intimidation), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups to grounds of religion, race, place of birth, etc.), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 120B (criminal association).
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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes China’s Xinjiang: CENC
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Sunday. The earthquake shook Akqi County in northwest China at 6:02 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the China Seismic Network Center (CENC), Xinhua reported. The epicenter was found at 40.88 degrees north latitude and 78.14 degrees east longitude.
Texas clinics stop abortions after state High Court ruling
Clinics shut down abortion services in the nation’s second-largest state on Saturday after the Texas Supreme Court blocked an order briefly allowing the procedure to resume in some cases, the latest in legal scrambles taking place in the United States after the cancellation of Roe v Wade. Friday night’s ruling ended a three-day-old order from a Houston judge that said clinics could resume abortions up to six weeks pregnant. The next day, the American Civil Liberties Union said it doubted abortions were now performed in the state of nearly 30 million people.
Nadal qualifies for the 10th time at Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the 10th time on Saturday with a straight-set victory over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego. Nadal, seeded second, champion in 2008 and 2010, won 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. The 36-year-old needed four consecutive players to make the third round and was due to be tested by Sonego who made the fourth round last year.
Sri Lanka will receive three ships carrying fuel, two in July
Sri Lanka will receive three ships with gasoline and diesel this month and another in August, the chairman of Lanka IOC, the subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, said on Saturday, as it will relieve people facing shortages fuel. One ship is expected to arrive between July 13-15 and another is expected to arrive between July 29-31. And the last will reach the island nation between August 10 and 15, Daily Mirror Online reported.
Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team
The Palestinian Authority said on Saturday it had given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts, taking a step towards resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into his death. Abu Akleh, a veteran correspondent well known in the Arab world, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid on May 11 in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.
Israel shoots down Hezbollah drones over the Mediterranean
The Israeli military said on Saturday it shot down three unmanned planes launched by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah towards an area where an Israeli gas platform was recently set up in the Mediterranean Sea. The plane’s launch appeared to be an attempt by Hezbollah to influence US-brokered negotiations between Israel and Lebanon on their maritime border, an area rich in natural gas.
Argentina’s economy minister resigns over peso and diesel issues
Economy Minister Martin Guzman tendered his resignation on Saturday, acting at the end of a week in which Argentina’s currency hit an all-time low against the dollar and truckers staged protests over the shortage diesel fuel. Guzman announced on Twitter that he had sent a multi-page letter of resignation to President Alberto Fernandez.
Google to erase more location information as abortion bans grow
Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics or other places that could trigger legal issues now that the US Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban termination of pregnancy. The company behind the internet’s dominant internet search engine and the Android software that powers most of the world’s smartphones outlined the new privacy protections in a blog post on Friday.
Egypt closes coastal area after shark kills Austrian swimmer
Egyptian authorities shut down part of the country’s Red Sea coast on Saturday, a day after a shark attack killed an Austrian woman swimming near the resort town of Hurghada. The 68-year-old woman, who lost a leg and arm in the shark attack, died shortly after being taken to the private Nile Hospital in Hurghada, an Egyptian health official said.