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China warns India, lynching in Jharkhand and Bihar: Top stories to bring you up to date

China tells India to stop clamouring for war, India all set for GST rollout, PM Modi says killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is not acceptable, man lynched by mob in Jharkhand, two Dalits killed in Bihar, Donald Trump’s offensive tweet.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2017 07:15 IST
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China's President Xi Jinping
China's President Xi Jinping (Reuters)

China’s PLA warns India: Learn lessons from 1962 defeat, stop clamouring for war

India should learn lessons from its defeat in 1962 and stop clamouring for a war, China warned on Thursday, saying the precondition for settling the current stand-off in the Sikkim sector is that New Delhi withdraws its troops immediately. China said its troops were building a road in its own territory and not on land that belonged to Bhutan. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spokesperson Wu Qian was reacting to Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat’s statement that India was ready to take on China, Pakistan and internal security issues. “Such rhetoric is extremely irresponsible. We hope (the) particular person in the Indian Army could learn from historical lessons and stop such clamouring for war,” he said.

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GST set for red-carpet rollout, finance minister Jaitley appeals to everyone to be part of launch

Finance minister Arun Jaitley asked all opposition parties to be a part of the high-profile July 1 midnight launch of the goods and services tax (GST) as the government geared up on Thursday for one of India’s most ambitious reforms. “I hope every political party will reconsider and revisit its decision,” he said. Parliament is decked out with festival lights and rehearsals were conducted ahead of the Central Hall function that President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior ministers and bureaucrats will attend. The GST will replace about 20 central and state taxes such as factory-gate duties, service and local taxes while unifying Asia’s third-largest economy and 1.3 billion people into a single market.

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Narendra Modi warns cow vigilantes, says killing people in the name of gau bhakti not acceptable

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned a rise in deadly mob attacks on cattle traders, beef eaters and dairy farmers, saying killing people in the name of protecting cows is unacceptable. Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad, the PM said “killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve.” “Let’s all work together. Let’s create the India of Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams. Let’s create an India our freedom fighters would be proud of,” said Modi. “No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a speech during an event marking the 100th anniversary of Sabarmati Ashram and the 150th birth anniversary of poet and philosopher Shrimad Rajchandraji, in Ahmedabad on June 29, 2017. (AFP)

Man accused of carrying beef beaten to death by 100-strong mob in Jharkhand

A mob of more than 100 people in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district lynched a 45-year-old Muslim trader on the suspicion of carrying beef in his car on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned against mob attacks on cattle traders, beef-eaters and dairy farmers, saying killing people in the name of protecting cows is unacceptable. Police said they “rescued” trader Alimuddin aka Asgar Ali from the attackers and he died in hospital. Read the story here. Pictures circulating on social media showed people hitting the man, meat pieces strewn on the road, and his car in flames. In one photo, a bloodied and dazed Alimuddin was caught minutes before his death.

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‘We are Muslims, but also Indians,’ say 15 men held for sedition after Pak win

Their ordeal is over, but not the nightmare. Having spent 10-odd days in jail for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the Champions Trophy, Anees Babu Mansoori shudders at what he had to endure in prison. “We were made to clean toilets and drains in the Khandwa jail and were called traitors by the jail inmates. When we entered the jail, nearly a dozen senior jail inmates slapped each one of us and abused us,” recollected Mansoori, a tailor by profession.

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Taken to be thieves, two Dalit brothers lynched by mob in Bihar

In yet another case of a mob taking the law into its own hands and dispensing instant justice, two middle-aged men, were lynched at a village in south western Bihar, very early on Thursday, on mere suspicion that they were thieves. Preliminary investigations suggested that the two Dalit men were caught when some villagers raised an alarm on finding strangers trying to enter a house at such an early hour. The two panicked and tried to run away, but were caught by locals and assaulted very badly.

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Last day today: Linked your Aadhaar with PAN card? Here’s how to do it

The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1. To link your Aadhaar with PAN: Go to the e-filing website and click on the tab ‘Link Aadhaar’ on the left-hand side of the website. Fill your PAN and Aadhaar number. Then enter your name exactly as mentioned in Aadhaar and then submit it. After verification of details from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the linking will be confirmed.

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Traders continue with their protest, demand exemption from tax purview

Textile traders from different parts of the country continued to stage protests on Thursday to oppose the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1. Traders across Gujarat persisted with their agitation against 5% GST on textiles for the third day on Thursday. As many as 50,000 textile dealers in Ahmedabad shut their shops seeking an exemption for their industry from the tax regime. In Surat too, the diamond and textile industry hub, the traders observed a bandh. Gujarat trade union leaders said nearly three lakh traders have extended support to the bandh call across the state.

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Trump strikes it rich with re-election fund, raising stink with tweet

US President Donald Trump held his first fundraiser for his 2020 re-election campaign on Wednesday, raising an estimated $10 million but adding fuel to the long-running war he has had with the media. On Thursday morning, he escalated his attack on the media, insulting a female news anchor in terms so offensive even conservatives were appalled. He called Mika Brzezinski — co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show — “low IQ Crazy Mika” in a tweet, writing that “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift”.

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