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Two train accidents within 24 hours; Kurla-Ambarnath local train derails near Kalyan

Five coaches of Kurla-Ambarnath local train derailed between Kalyan and Vithalwadi on 29 December morning leading to disruption of train services within Central Railway.

According to reports, the incident happened at 5.53 am on Karjat-bound line and not injuries to the passengers have been reported.

Services on Kalyan-Karjat line have been suspended reports media.

The incident comes a day after the Ajmer-Sealdah express derailed injuring at least 44 passengers while it was crossing a bridge near Rura Railway Station in Kanpur Rural district of Uttar Pradesh.

Demonetisation: Delhi lawyer Rohit Tandon to be produced before court today

Lawyer Rohit Tandon, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 28 December in connection with a money laundering case, will be produced before a court on 29 December.

The Crime Branch and Delhi Police had earlier on 11 December carried out raids at the office of his firm T&T Law and seized nearly Rs. 13.5 crore, of which Rs. 2.6 crore was in new banknotes released after demonetisation.

The lawyer had recently declared unaccounted income worth over Rs. 125 crore after searches were carried out against him.

US designates LeT's student wing Al-Muhammadia Students a 'terrorist organisation'

The US State Department has designated the Pakistan-based terror group's student wing Al-Muhammadia Students a "terrorist organisation" and slapped sanctions against its two top leaders.

In a press release, the State Department said, "Through its authorities under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, the State Department announces the amendment of the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity designations of Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) to include the alias Al-Muhammadia Students (AMS)."

"The consequences of the FTO and E.O. 13224 designations include a prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to, or engaging in transactions with this organization, and the blocking of all property and interests in property of designated persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction," the release added.

Abhay Chautala refuses to step down from IOA life president's post

Tainted former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday hit back at Sports Minister Vijay Goel for his criticism of former's appointment as life president of the national Olympic body, and insisted that he would not step down from the post.

Goel had on Tuesday criticised the IOA for making the tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Chautala life presidents, saying that the move was "totally unacceptable" as both of them were facing serious criminal and corruption charges.

As per sources, the decision to appoint Chautala and Kalmadi as life presidents was unanimous. A resolution was moved by Joint Secretary Rakesh Gupta and a total of 150 people, who were a part of the meeting in Chennai, agreed to it.