Apna Dal begins efforts for truce with Krishna faction
Jan 18, 2017 23:22 IST
By Sudhir Kumar
HT photo by Vivek Vishwakarma
what happened: Apna Dal (Anupriya faction) begins efforts for truce with Apna Dal (Krishna Patel) faction.
what it means: Apna Dal (Anupriya faction) discussed the truce proposal in its parliamentary board meeting and sent it to Krishna Patel. A three-member committee has also been constituted.
what next: The committee will wait for response from Krishna Patel till Thursday evening.
FIR against businessman for 'murdering' dog
Jan 18, 2017 23:07 IST
By Haidar A Naqvi
what happened: Businessman Shlok Agarwal allegedly strangulated a dog with his leather belt on January 16.
what it means: An FIR has been registered with Swaroop Nagar police for animal's 'murder'. The neighbours were upset with the act and wrote emails to animal right activists and authorities.
what next: Accused faces arrest after the FIR was lodged under sections 428, 429 of IPC, 31 (11) of PCTA.
Let’s globalise compassion: Satyarthi
Jan 18, 2017 22:25 IST
By Sudhir Kumar
HT Photo by Adarsh Gupta
what happened: Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi urged youths in Varanasi to start globalisation of compassion.
what it means: He feels globalisation of compassion needs to be started to make the world child labour free. Such an attitude is necessary to ensure that every child gets basic rights, healthcare and freedom.
what next: He tells youths to resolve to raise questions before the authorities to ensure rights to children.
US congresswoman Gabbard makes secret Syria trip
Jan 18, 2017 22:13 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
PTI File Photo
what happened: Tulsi Gabbard has secretly visited Syria as part of her efforts to end the ongoing conflict.
what it means: Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, has made a "fact-finding mission" to Damascus, meeting religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders.
what next: There are speculations that Trump may consider her for a position at Pentagon or US state department