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  • Cop vs Cop On Sasikala's Alleged Privileges In Bengaluru Jail: 10 Points
    A top police officer in Bengaluru today described as "wild and baseless" the allegation that VK Sasikala, the chief of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, is enjoying VIP facilities in prison including an exclusive kitchen after paying two crores. "No special treatment is being given to Sasikala,"said HN Satyanarayana Rao, the officer in charge of the Bengaluru Central Prison. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has, however, ordered an inquiry. The allegations were by Mr Rao's junior D Roopa, who challenged her boss to submit to an impartial inquiry.
  • Day After Attack Kills 7, More Pilgrims Head To Amarnath Shrine: 10 Facts
    The bodies of seven Amarnath pilgrims killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening were brought to Surat in Gujarat on Tuesday afternoon on a special plane. Most of the 19 people injured and other passengers of the bus that was attacked were also on the plane, as was its driver Sheikh Saleem Gafoor Bhai who kept driving as the terrorists fired. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was at the Surat airport and praised Saleem for saving many lives, also announcing a reward for him.
  • Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Attacked: India Won't Get Bogged Down By Cowardly Attacks, Says PM Modi - 10 Points
    Seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 19 others injured when the bus they were returning in from the shrine was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening. Six of the seven who died in the attack were women, said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. "We were sleeping, there was firing from both sides," said one of the injured pilgrims. Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the attack and tweeted "India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and the evil designs of hate".
  • After Fresh Violence In Darjeeling, Mamata Banerjee, Centre Trade Charges: 10 Points
    As fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling on Saturday, prompting the West Bengal government to call out the Army, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was ready for talks with protesting Gorkha leaders if they "eschew violence". The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) - which has been spearheading protests - promptly rejected that offer, saying doors for talks with the state government are "closed forever". Three people have died in the violence since Friday. The Chief Minister also lashed out at the BJP, accusing it of conspiring with Gorkha leaders and "foreign forces" to keep the popular hill-town on a boil.
  • Fragile Peace Returns To West Bengal's Basirhat, Politics Takes Over:10 Points
    As security forces marched through troubled areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district to keep the fragile peace in riot-hit Basirhat, the focus shifted to state capital Kolkata, 100 km away, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an offensive against the BJP, blaming it for the violence. Ms Banerjee also announced a judicial inquiry into the communal clashes in the district that has also set her on a collision course with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi who declared he could not be a mute spectator.
  • Lalu Yadav's Daughter Misa Bharti's Delhi Home Raided In Corruption Case
    Three premises of Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar were raided by the Enforcement Directorate this morning in connection with an alleged money laundering case. During the searches at the three farmhouses located in posh localities of Ghitorni, Bijwasan and Sainik Farms, the probe agency said agency "incriminating" documents, electronic devices, including phones, have been seized. Ms Bharti and her husband are being probed over allegations that they acquired benami or proxy ownership of land at throwaway rates. The raids come a day after Lalu Yadav and son Tejashwi, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, were formally charged with corruption by the CBI, which on Friday raided a dozen places including their home in Patna in connection with a land scam.
  • ATM, Credit Card, Online Transactions Made Safer: New Rules In 10 Points
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with rules to make electronic banking transactions safer. Customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported within three working days and the amount involved will be credited in the accounts concerned within 10 days, the RBI said in a notification. "With the increased thrust on financial inclusion and customer protection and considering the recent surge in customer grievances relating to unauthorised transactions resulting in debits to their accounts/ cards, the criteria for determining the customer liability in these circumstances have been reviewed," the RBI said.
  • Lalu Yadav, Family Raided And Charged By CBI Over Land Scam: 10 Points
    Lalu Yadav and his son Tejashwi, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, have been formally charged with corruption by the CBI, which today raided a dozen places including their home in Patna in connection with a land scam. "It is a conspiracy," said the former Chief Minister, hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP. Mr Yadav's wife Rabri Devi, also a past Chief Minister, is among those named in the investigating agency's complaint.
  • No Entry to BJP's Roopa Ganguly, Left Team In Riot-Hit Basirhat: 10 Facts
    Roopa Ganguly and other BJP leaders were today stopped near the Kolkata airport as they attempted to visit Basirhat, where violence erupted again yesterday after a police lathicharge. Teams from the Congress and the Left were asked to turn back too by the police, which has barricaded Basirhat, about 100 km from state capital Kolkata. The opposition parties said they were going to the town to appeal for calm; Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has requested them to keep away, promising that no leader from her Trinamool Congress will go there either.
  • What To Do In Case Of Online Banking Fraud: 10 Facts On New Rules
    In case of any loss due to unauthorised electronic banking transactions, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a revised notification that limits liability of customers. "With the increased thrust on financial inclusion and customer protection and considering the recent surge in customer grievances relating to unauthorised transactions resulting in debits to their accounts/cards, the criteria for determining the customer liability in these circumstances have been reviewed," the Reserve Bank stated in its notification. For safe e-banking transactions, banks must design their systems and procedures accordingly, it added.
  • Fresh Violence In West Bengal's Basirhat After Police Lathicharge, Several Injured: 10 Updates
    After about half a day of calm, violence erupted again late on Thursday afternoon in Basirhat, a town 100 km from Kolkata, after the police used batons on angry crowds who alleged that cops were detaining only Hindu youth for the last three days since riots began. The area's legislator Dibyendu Biswas, of the ruling Trinamool Congress was present during the detentions and locals alleged that he pointed out Hindu homes to the police to be searched. Men and women spilled out on to the streets and on a three-kilometre stretch of the main road through Basirhat, 20 odd groups burnt tyres and stopped and searched cars for the Trinamool MLA. Police vehicles were also stoned.
  • Jews From India Played Key Role In Israel's Development: PM's Top Quotes
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Israel, addressed the Indian community at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on Wednesday evening and announced that rules have been eased for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards for people of Indian origin in Israel. In more good news for Indians there, he also announced a new Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight. The prime minister also said that the Jews of India played a key role in the development of Israel.
  • Centre Asks Mamata Banerjee For Report On Communal Tension: 10 Points
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked West Bengal for a report on communal clashes in towns near Kolkata over a Facebook post. Mr Singh spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee this morning. Violence engulfed large parts of the North 24 Parganas district after a derogatory post on Prophet Mohammed by a 17-year-student of Baduria, who has been arrested. The centre yesterday rushed about 400 paramilitary personnel to the state.
  • PM Modi Announces New Flight To Israel, Rules Eased For OCI Cards: 10 Updates
    Hours after India and Israel elevated their ties to a "strategic partnership", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a direct Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight and simplified rules for getting Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, drawing loud cheers from the 5000-strong crowd of Indians at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre. It was for the first time in 70 years, he said, that an Indian Prime Minister got the opportunity to visit Israel. "This is a matter of joy," PM Modi said.
  • Army Says China Did Not Use Bulldozers to Destroy Bunkers: 10 Updates
    Chinese troops did not use bulldozers to destroy Indian bunkers in Sikkim last month, the Indian Army has said, also denying reports that soldiers from the two sides engaged in a scuffle at the border amid a face-off. The Army has also denied that the current tension at the border is the longest standoff between the two countries since the 1962 war. Navy officials have, meanwhile, said that the presence of a Chinese submarine in the Indian Ocean region has nothing to do with the border tension.

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