AAP MLA Bharti jailed in assault case


New Delhi: AAP MLA and former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti was on Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a court here in a 2016 case of assaulting the security staff at AIIMS and causing damage to hospital property. AAP backed its MLA from Malviya Nagar, claiming “injustice” had been meted out to him. — PTI

Condition worsens, Lalu shifted to Delhi

Ranchi: Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad (72) was on Saturday shifted to AIIMS-Delhi via an air ambulance as his condition deteriorated at a hospital here. Convicted in fodder scam cases, the former Bihar Chief Minister is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments, including pneumonia. — PTI

Remarks against judges: Pak channel’s licence suspended

Islamabad: Pakistan’s media watchdog has suspended the licence of a TV channel for 30 days and imposed a fine of Rs 1 million on it after one of its controversial anchors voiced “contemptuous” remarks and “cast aspersions” on the judiciary. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority took action against Bol News on Friday, according to a statement. PTI

NIA files chargesheet against 10 terrorists in Chennai

New Delhi: The NIA has filed a chargesheet against 10 terrorists of Jihadi gang “Shahadat is our goal” in a Chennai special court. Those named in the chargesheet include Sheik Dawood of Tanjavur, Mohamed Rifas, Muparish Ahamed, Abubakar Siddiq and Hameed Asfar of Ramanathapuram, Ahamed Imithiyas of Tiruvarur, Mohamed Rashid of Cuddalore, Liyakath Ali of Salem, Sajith Ahamed and Rizwan Mohammed of Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu, officials said, adding that they have been charged under the IPC, UAPA and the Arms Act. TNS

SC fines UP, Karnataka for delay in plea filing

New Delhi: Frowning upon inordinate delay in filing of appeals, the SC has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 each on Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. It ordered that the money be recovered from erring officers for their “lethargy and incompetence”. Non-adherence will result in appropriate proceedings against the UP Chief Secretary, a three-judge Bench said on Friday. TNS

Argentina B beat Indian women’s hockey team

Buenos Aires: The Indian women’s hockey team conceded a late goal to Argentina B to lose 1-2 to the home team here. For Argentina, Sol Pagella (11th minute) and Agustina Gorzelany (57th) scored for Argentina B while young forward Salima Tete (54th) was the lone goal-scorer for India. PTI



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