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US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen in Helmand province
Jul 22, 2017 13:01 IST
By Pallav Nayak
Reuters
what happened: Sixteen Afghan policemen, including two commanders, were killed and two wounded in the airstrike.
what it means: The US conducted the airstrikes to clear a village of Taliban elements in Gereshk district of Helmand province, large parts of which are under Taliban control.
what next: NATO’s mission in Afghanistan said in a statement that there would be a probe into what happened.
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House panel headed by BJP MP favours transgender rights
Jul 22, 2017 11:36 IST
By Pallav Nayak
Abhinav Saha/ HT Photo
what happened: A parliamentary panel recommends exemption of transgenders from the law criminalising homosexuality.
what it means: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, must recognise the civil rights of transgender people such as marriage, adoption,divorce, the report by BJP MP Ramesh Bais said.
what next: Panel assured transgenders of a historic shift in law to end violence, discrimination against them.
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US city's police chief resigns over police shooting
Jul 22, 2017 11:26 IST
By Pallav Nayak
AP
what happened: Minneapolis's police chief quit as protests grew against the police shooting of an Australian woman.
what it means: The Australian woman had called police to report a possible assault near her home and was shot by one of two responding officers.
what next: Protesters filled the streets of Minneapolis, demanding police reforms and the mayor's resignation.
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Ilie Nastase banned by ITF over Fed Cup tirade
Jul 21, 2017 19:47 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Twitter
what happened: Nastase has been banned over derogatory comments about Serena and a foul-mouthed Fed Cup tirade.
what it means: Ilie Nastase, two-time Grand Slam winner, was in the ITF dock for his abusive behaviour as Romania’s Fed Cup captain in a tie with Britain in Bucharest in April.
what next: Ilie Nastase has been banned from all ITF competitions until December 2020 and fined $10,000.
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