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Latest updates: Utkal Express derails at Khatauli, fatalities feared

Several persons were injured as at least six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said. ADG (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar said the number of injured persons was yet to be ascertained. However, eyewitness said at least 20 people were wounded.

Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all possible help.

JD(U) passes resolution to formally join NDA

At its national executive meeting on Saturday, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) passed a resolution to formally join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The rebel faction of the party, led by former party president and Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav, is holding a separate meeting of party leaders and workers in Patna.

Positive result on merger in a day or two: Panneerselvam

Talks on the merger of the two AIADMK factions are going on smoothly and a positive result is expected in a day or two, former chief minister O Panneerselvam said on Saturday. He was speaking after leaders of the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction led by him met here for informal discussions on the merger issue following Friday night’s inconclusive patch-up bid, and to chart out their future course of action.

Adityanath targets Rahul Gandhi, says Gorakhpur not a ‘picnic spot’

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his visit to Gorakhpur, saying the ‘yuvraj’ (prince) sitting in Delhi cannot make Gorakhpur ‘a picnic spot’.

Yeddyurappa seeks 10 days to appear before ACB

Former Chief Minister and state BJP president B.S. Yeddyurappa has sought 10 days’ time to appear before the Anti Corruption Bureau in connection with the case probing the illegal denotification of land acquired for the Dr. K. Shivaram Karanth Layout in north Bengaluru.

Bihar flood toll mounts to 153, 17 districts affected

The toll in Bihar floods rose to 153 on Fridat while the number of those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the one-crore mark. Araria district accounted for 30 deaths, West Champaran 23, Sitamarhi 13, Madhubani 8 and Katihar 7. 11 each have died in Kisanganj, East Champaran and Supual and 9 each in Purnea and Madhepura.

Infosys board approves ₹13,000 crore share buyback

“Approved a proposal for the company to buy back its fully paid-up equity shares of face value of Rs. 5 each, from the equity shareholders of the company as on a record date to be announced later, for an amount not exceeding Rs. 13,000 crore,” according to a filing on the BSE.

How a German Nazi ideologue's hometown dealt with neo-Nazi marchers

On Saturday, over 500 neo-Nazis are expected to attend a rally in Spandau, Berlin, to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of Rudolf Hess, a former deputy of Adolf Hitler during World War II. Police have reportedly given permission for the rally to take place, subject to certain conditions.

The Infosys timeline: $250 gamble to $10 billion sweepstake

A timeline of events from the genesis of the Bangalore-based IT behemoth, to how Mr. Sikka's resignation has left behind an onerous situation for both directors as well as investors.

Trump studying South Asia options: White House

U.S President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday at the Camp David retreat, but the much-awaited strategy for Afghanistan, where the country is entangled in a conflict for the last 16 years, was not announced at the end of the day.

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