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News of the day: Sixth accused in Parliament security breach case arrested, India Women team beat England by 347 runs in Test match and more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 16.12.23, 05:38 PM
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The five accused arrested in the December 13 Parliament security breach case have revealed that they explored self-immolation and distribution of pamphlets before settling on the plan to jump into the Lok Sabha's chamber with smoke canisters, Delhi Police officials said. Delhi court sent Mahesh Kumawat, sixth accused arrested in Parliament security breach case, to seven-day police custody.

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Indian Navy said it swiftly responded to a maritime incident in the Arabian Sea involving the hijacking of a Malta-flagged vessel with 18 crew members on board. The hijacking attempt was reported on December 14 and the Indian Navy sent its mission deployed platforms to the area of the incident early on December 15, officials said.

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Dozens of Palestinians were killed in Gaza in air strikes by Israel, Palestinian media said, after the U.S. urged Israel to scale down its military campaign and narrowly target Hamas leaders. Israeli military mistakenly killed three hostages being held in Gaza by Hamas during an incident which is 'under review', a military spokesperson said.

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The Centre will initiate steps to enforce the women’s reservation bill after the 2024 census, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Sitharaman said the women’s bill became a reality as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always believed in the role of women in nation building.

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Billionaire Gautam Adani's group has acquired a majority stake in news agency IANS India Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed sum as the group expands its presence in the media space. Adani had forayed into media business in March, 2022 when it acquired Quintillion Business Media, which operates business and financial news digital media platform BQ Prime.

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UGC has warned edtech companies and colleges offering degrees in collaborative arrangements with foreign universities not recognised by it, according to officials. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also reiterated that none of these degrees will be valid and cautioned students against taking admission in such courses.

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Think twice before you jump traffic signals or exceed speed limits on the roads, because if you techies are caught violating any of the traffic rules, the Bengaluru Traffic Police will directly notify about it to your company. As of now, the drive is limited to the east division of traffic police, but if there is a significant reduction in violations along the route, then it would also be extended to other major parts of Bengaluru, police said.

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Deepti Sharma played the enforcer's role to perfection for the second time in as many days as the dominant India Women scripted a historic 347-run victory over England on the third day of the one-off Test. The Indian bowlers led by off-spinner Deepti (4/32) and pacer Pooja Vastrakar (3/23) then bundled out England for 131 to celebrate a victory which now stands as the biggest in terms of runs in the history of women’s Test cricket, bettering Sri Lanka’s 309-run victory over Pakistan in April 1998.

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Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine, according to the results of an autopsy on the 54-year-old 'Friends' actor released. The report says coronary artery disease and buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid use disorder, also contributed.

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An agent of Israel's Mossad intelligence service was executed in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, the official IRNA news agency reported. The execution, which took place in a Zahedan jail in Sistan-Baluchestan, came a day after Baluch militants attacked a police station in the province, killing 11 security personnel and wounding several others.

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