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LeT encounter: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, together with the phobia outfit’s divisional commander Shakoor Ahmad Dar, have been killed in an encounter with safety forces, whereas one other surrendered, in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday. Dar was one of many 21 militants on the hit checklist of the safety forces that has been ready as a part of a recent navy offensive aimed toward destroying the management and organizing capabilities of terror outfits all throughout Kashmir.
Delhi’s Chipko: About 1500 residents of Delhi took to the streets in protest of a current order to fell at the very least 14,000 bushes within the nationwide capital as a part of a South Delhi redevelopment venture. Members of varied environmental organisations, activists and residents took half in what was Delhi’s personal Chipko motion, hugging bushes and chanting slogans in opposition to the centre’s determination to fell the bushes. The venture, aimed toward making room for central authorities lodging, has induced a rift between Aam Aadmi Get together and the centre. On Saturday, AAP MLAs slammed the centre for permitting such a choice to be handed.
Kidnapped witness: In a twist to the Lucknow passport case whereby an interfaith couple was allegedly humiliated and shamed by an officer earlier than he rejected their utility, an ‘eyewitness’ within the case claimed that he was kidnapped from close to his residence however managed to flee. The eyewitness dodged questions associated to the kidnapping try however claimed that it got here simply earlier than he was planning to carry a press convention on the passport concern.
Swaraj trolled: In the meantime, Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who returned to India on Saturday following her week-long go to to 4 European nations, shared how she was being focused by trolls since she ordered the switch of the Lucknow passport officer.
BJP ‘vindicated’: A 19-year-old youth, who was one of many six individuals injured in police firing in Mandsaur final 12 months in the course of the farmers’ unrest, was arrested on Sunday on expenses of smuggling poppy husk. BJP chief Rajnish Agrawal claimed that the arrest proves the occasion’s earlier stance that anti-social components had hijacked the farmers’ agitation, and this led to the police firing.
Main by instance: A Telugu Desam Get together MLA determined to sleep within the ‘Hindu Smasana Vatika’ crematorium at Palakole in West Godavari district on Friday evening to register his protest in opposition to the inordinate delay within the modernisation of a crematorium. The transfer was additionally supposed to instil confidence amongst building staff who feared ‘spirits’.
Frogs tie the knot: BJP chief and Madhya Pradesh minister of state for lady and baby growth Lalita Yadav just lately drew flak from the Opposition for allegedly organising the marriage of two frogs at a temple in Chhattarpur to appease rain gods. A whole bunch of individuals gathered on the temple premises to see the distinctive wedding ceremony, which was adopted by a feast. Nevertheless, the Opposition was not happy and alleged that the minister’s act would encourage superstition.
Parting phrases: With the judiciary and the federal government crossing swords over appointment of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph within the Supreme Courtroom, Justice J Chelameswar mentioned that he feels sorry a “good decide” has not been cleared for elevation despite “greatest efforts”. On the eve of his retirement from the Supreme Courtroom, Justice Chelameswar known as it unlucky that the excessive court docket chief justice has not been elevated regardless of the Collegium’s suggestion in January this 12 months.
Officer celebrated: An IAS officer in Kerala shared the mid-day meal served to college students at a authorities college in Neerkunnam throughout a shock go to to evaluate the standard of meals. The officer was praised on social media for his dedication.
No to plastic: Because the Maharashtra authorities enforced a ban on quite a lot of plastic objects from Saturday, Atmosphere Minister Ramdas Kadam mentioned errant producers will face robust motion, however widespread individuals and small merchants is not going to be harassed.
Reel to actual: Former “Sport of Thrones” co-stars Equipment Harington and girlfriend Rose Leslie obtained married on Saturday with a church service and a celebration on the bride’s ancestral citadel in Scotland.
Kids reunited: The US Homeland Safety Division introduced on Saturday that the federal government has reunited 522 youngsters separated from adults as a part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite one other 16 youngsters over the following 24 hours.
SUNDAY FEATURE: India’s mini-Afghan colony is a mixture – a coming collectively of cultures to create a mix that’s each acquainted and international. Raka Mukherjee explores Bollywood and Cricket and the thriller hehind the ‘Indian-ness’ of Afghans in Delhi.
Guide evaluate: “Kannur, the place the creator, the son of a number one Communist politician, was born and grew up, is an intimate portrait of a spot and its politics. A cult of killing and reprisal appears deeply entrenched in a spot that totally deserves the sobriquet of “India’s Sicily”.” Learn Shashi Tharoor’s evaluate of senior journalist Ullekh NP’s new guide ‘Kannur’.
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A 35-year-old Delhi lady holidaying together with her household plunged 500 ft to her demise two days in the past after slipping off a cliff whereas taking a selfie together with her husband. Earlier this week, one other man died after falling off the Gokak waterfall in Karnataka whereas attempting to take a selfie. A month and a half in the past, a person tried to take a selfie with a wounded bear and was mauled to demise in Nabarangpur, Odisha. These are usually not remoted cases of demise by selfie within the final quarter alone. Rajen Garabadu explores the explanation why selfie deaths are on the rise.
Most of PDP’s core voter base is unfold throughout villages like Fatehpora in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. And most of those villages are visibly happy, some are even celebrating the top of the federal government headed by their very personal Mehbooba. There’s plain emotion of aid throughout Anantnag; as if the entire district simply wakened from a nasty dream.
Bakarwals journey 600 kilometres of via impossibly treacherous terrain – from Jammy to Laddakh by way of Kashmir, and again – yearly. However this 12 months after the gangrape & homicide of 8 12 months outdated woman from the neighborhood, in Kathua, life has modified for them. News18 travels 160 kilometres with the Bakarwals to know their plight.
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