Nation news in brief
2 Maoists nabbed in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, July 6 (IANS): Two Maoists were arrested from Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Thursday, the state police said. “Upon receiving a tip-off about suspicious persons, a police team of Benoor police station surrounded Baghjhar village of the district and nabbed the two Maoists,” Narayanpur Police Superintendent Santosh Singh told IANS.
Woman dies after being stabbed repeatedly in Delhi
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS): A 21-year-old woman, who was stabbed about six-seven times by a man, died on Thursday morning here, police said. The aspiring air hostess was stabbed near her house in Ramnagar area of east Delhi around 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Sharma said. Sharma said the accused Adil, 22, who was known to the victim, was absconding. The police said the woman was undergoing training to be an air hostess. The police were yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder.
MiG-23 crashes near Jodhpur
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS): A MiG-23 trainer aircraft crashed on Thursday near Balesar village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, official sources said. The aircraft was on a routine sortie. Both the pilots ejected safely. The incident occurred around 11.30 a.m. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident, the sources said.
UP CM gave Rs 1.19 cr medical aid to 91 people
Lucknow, July 6 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given over Rs 1.19 crore as medical aid to 91 people suffering from various diseases, in the past three months. The beneficiaries belonged to various parts of the state including the capital city, Allahabad, Kanpur, Hathras, Etawah, Farukhabad, Jalaun, Deoria, Sonebhadra, Kheri, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur and Lalitpur, an official spokesman said. These persons were suffering from cancer ailments related to liver, kidney and heart, he said.
40 tourists rescued from Dal lake as strong winds lash JK
Srinagar, July 6 (PTI): Forty tourists caught in strong winds while enjoying shikara rides and their stay in houseboats on the famous Dal Lake here were rescued by the Jammu and Kashmir police. SP Sheikh Faisal said 25 tourists were taking shikara rides in the lake when strong winds swept the area. In another operation, 15 tourists were rescued from various houseboats in the lake. They were then taken to safer locations, Faisal said.
3 AAP MLAs booked for assaulting woman in assembly premises
New Delhi, July 6 (PTI): The Delhi Police has registered a case against three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly manhandling and abusing a woman in the assembly premises recently. In her complaint, the woman has accused Oklha AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti and Tilak Nagar MLA Jarnail Singh of abusing and thrashing her on June 28, the police said. AAP leader Sanjay Singh, however, called the development “vendetta politics”. AAP Delhi unit spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, “The record of Delhi Police has been very poor when it comes to cases against AAP MLAs. The force always faces flak by the judiciary whenever they take such cases to court.”
Soldier goes missing from Kashmir
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS): A soldier went missing on Thursday from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Zahoor Ahmad Thakur, with the 173 Territorial Army, was reported missing from his camp in Gantmulla area along with an AK-47 rifle. “Thakur belongs to Pulwama district. A search operation has been launched,” police sources said here.
Poisonous gas kills four in UP
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS): Four persons, including three of a family and their neighbour, were killed in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday while cleaning a well when they inhaled a poisonous gas emanating from it, the police said. The deaths occurred at Kalwari village in Mirzapur district of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The men were trying to clear out the weeds when one person got trapped inside, a police officer said. The other three went in to rescue him but died by the effect of the gas, he added. Those killed have been identified as Ashok (37), Niyazuddin (32), Bhola (44) and Rahul (20). Rescue operations were conducted by the local police and sub-divisional magistrate Vageesh Shukla but they failed to pull the men out of the well alive.
JK waits for presidential order on resolution to implement GST
Srinagar, July 6 (PTI): The Jammu and Kashmir assembly may have passed a resolution on implementing GST while safeguarding its special status but it has no validity till it is endorsed through a presidential decree. “After we receive the presidential order, we will take it to the assembly for enacting an SGST (state goods and services tax) bill,” Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said today. The presidential order will be received under Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to the state. The PDP-BJP alliance government had moved a resolution in the assembly yesterday. The move was dubbed a “sham” by the opposition National Conference, which said the state cabinet could have simply moved a resolution seeking a presidential order rather than bringing it to the floor of the assembly.
Nine killed in UP road accident
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS): Nine persons were killed and four injured on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district, police said. The accident occurred when a bus rammed into a car on NH-74. The victims comprise three women, three men and three children, the police added. The injured are said to be in serious condition and were shifted to nearby hospitals.
GST to be part of syllabus in UP higher education institutes
Lucknow, July 6 (PTI): The taxation system under GST will soon be part of the commerce and management curriculum in Uttar Pradesh’s higher education institutes, a minister said today. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said, “GST is a major step in the direction of economic reforms and besides apprising the common people about the new tax regime, there is also a need to include it in the syllabus.” “It will be included in the management and commerce curriculum,” he said.