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QBullet: BRICS Puts LeT, JeM in Terror List; 49 Die in UP Hospital

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1. BRICS Summit 2017: First Time, China Signs Statement That Names Lashkar, Jaish in Terror List

In a significant move forward from the Goa BRICS declaration, Beijing has signed off on New Delhi’s initiative to name two Pakistan-based terrorist groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, in the Xiamen declaration, expressing “concern” on the security situation in the region and violence caused by these outfits. This is the first time that a BRICS declaration has named these terrorist groups.

Along with the Haqqani network, Taliban and Islamic State, the Xiamen declaration Monday also named the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, a Muslim separatist group founded by militant Uighurs, members of the Turkic-speaking ethnic group in northwest China’s Xinjiang province.

Source: The Indian Express

Also Read: BRICS Summit Live: Jinping, Modi to Hold Bilateral Talks Tomorrow

2. Farrukhabad Tragedy: 49 Children Die in Hospital – With 1 Doctor

QBullet: BRICS Puts LeT, JeM in Terror List; 49 Die in UP Hospital
(Photo: ANI Screengrab)

Nearly a month after more than 60 children died within five days at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur due to alleged lack of oxygen supply, the Ram Manohar Lohia (Mahila) Hospital in Farrukhabad was at the centre of a probe Monday after it emerged that 49 children had died within a month, allegedly for the same reason.

The UP government removed Farrukhabad District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar, Chief Medical Officer Uma Kant Pandey and Chief Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Akhilesh Agarwal, with immediate effect. It also ordered a detailed “technical” inquiry into the incident.

Source: The Indian Express

Also Read: Farrukhabad Infants’ Deaths: Won’t Take Action on FIR, Says Govt

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3. British Man Arrested in Delhi for 'Sexually Abusing' Blind School Children

A 54-year-old British man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting three children at a home run by the National Association for the Blind, a non-profit organisation in the Capital.

The suspected paedophile, Murray Dennis Ward, of Gloucestershire, was taken into custody on Sunday in his rented lodging in Vasant Kunj Enclave after an employee of the children’s home caught him “red-handed” abusing the blind boys in a dormitory the previous evening, police said.

He recorded a video of the act on his mobile phone before alerting the management
RP Upadhyay, Joint commissioner police of South-eastern range

Ward denied the charge, but the video clip goes against him.

Source: Hindustan Times

Also Read: British National Accused of Sodomising Blind Children in Delhi

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4. MoS Anantkumar Hegde Faces Two Cases: Beating Docs, Hate Speech

A five-time BJP MP from Uttara Kannada constituency, Anantkumar Hegde, 48, who took charge as Minister of State for Skill Development on Monday, was not allowed to travel to Delhi for over six months this year after he was accused of assaulting doctors at a private hospital in his hometown of Sirsi on 2 January.

Hegde remains the prime accused in the case – a chargesheet has been filed and the matter is set to be taken up by a magistrate’s court on 21 October. 

The police case against Hegde says that he beat up Dr Madhukeshwar, Dr Balachandra Bhat and Dr Rahul Mashlekar on the night of 2 January, for not treating his mother who had been taken to the TSS Hospital with a broken leg in the evening.

The hospital claimed that Hegde’s brother wanted to move their mother to another hospital after a surgery was recommended, and they had provided the necessary first aid and pain management required for her.

QBullet: BRICS Puts LeT, JeM in Terror List; 49 Die in UP Hospital
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5. Ghazipur Landfill Collapse: NGT Issues Show Cause Notices to Delhi Govt, Civic Body

The National Green Tribunal on Friday pulled up the Delhi government, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and two other agencies over the Ghazipur landfill collapse, stating that nothing can be more humiliating than being buried alive under tonnes of garbage.

Two people were killed when a portion of the waste dump, estimated to be as high as a 15-storey building, collapsed on a road connecting Ghaziabad with Noida on Friday.

The green court then issued show cause notices, asking why punitive action must not be taken against the Delhi government and criminal proceedings initiated against civic body officials in this regard. “Why did you not carry out directions issued by the tribunal time and again? Are the people of Delhi expected to meet this fate? Are they supposed to die under a garbage dump? We had asked you to reduce the height of the dump and take appropriate measures to reduce waste,” a bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said, observing that no “collective” steps were taken to ensure that the garbage was “processed, segregated and compressed”.

Source: Hindustan Times

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6. Goyal Faces Tough Task of Putting Railways Back on Track

Piyush Goyal took charge as railway minister on Monday at a time when the state-run transporter has recorded the highest number of deaths due to derailments in a decade and is staring at declining business.

"Aiming towards better mobility, connectivity and service for the people of India," tweeted Goyal, who will be the third railway minister in BJP's three-year rule.

The new minister has the tough task of regaining people's confidence in the state-run transporter which has been hit by a spate of derailments and deaths. Goyal's predecessor Suresh Prabhu was present to hand over charge.

Source: Times of India

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7. 'PETN' Found in up Assembly Turns out to Be Harmless Silica

The use of an expired explosive detection kit by officials at the Forensic Science Laboratory ended up embarrassing the Yogi Adityanath government when it was announced on Monday that the 150gm of white substance recovered from the assembly was not the explosive PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) but silicon oxide (SiO2).

The recovery on 12 July hit headlines and the government, fearing a major terror conspiracy, ordered an NIA probe. Two months later, it turns out the UP officials had exaggerated the situation. "The Hyderabad CFSL, in its report, informed us that neither the substance was PETN nor any other explosive," said a senior NIA official. The agency will now file a "closure report".

Source: Times of India

Also Read: Forensics Chief Suspended For Error on ‘Explosive’ in UP Assembly

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8. National Grid to Curb Water Deficit on Gadkari's Agenda

Just like a national grid for power or security, India will also have a water grid with the aim of ensuring no area of the country faces any water deficit. Achieving this objective will be the primary task before him, Union transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari told TOI after assuming additional charge of the water resources ministry on Monday.

The concept of water grid in India mainly centres around the existing inter-linking of rivers (ILR) plan which was conceived in order to transfer water from surplus zones to deficit zones via inter-connected rivers. At present, the ministry is focussed on three ILR projects – Ken-Betwa link (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh), Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal links (Gujarat and Maharashtra).

Source: Times of India

Also Read: 100 of 1.6 Lakh Bridges on the Verge of Collapsing: Nitin Gadkari

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9. Insolvency Proceedings Against Jaypee Stayed

The Supreme Court stayed the insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech on Monday, infusing hope in approximately 32,000 home buyers that their money invested in the real estate major's housing projects in the national capital region (NCR) would be safeguarded.

Having formed various groups, home buyers moved several petitions and a sea of lawyers crowded the Chief Justice's court. The response from a bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachudwas swift – a stay on proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad, which had initiated insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech on secured creditor IDBI's petition.

Source: Times of India

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