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While you were away: Top 10 stories to bring you up to date

A digest of all the important stories that happened in the last 24 hours.

india Updated: May 22, 2017 08:04 IST
HT Correspondent
Mumbai Indians players hold the trophy as they celebrate their victory against Rising Pune Supergiant after the 2017 IPL Twenty20 final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21.
Mumbai Indians players hold the trophy as they celebrate their victory against Rising Pune Supergiant after the 2017 IPL Twenty20 final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21.(AFP Photo)

A Mumbai-Lucknow train derails, three Indian soldiers die foiling infiltration bid, Mumbai Indians win IPL 2017, thousands of Dalits protest in Delhi, Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, a new PM in Nepal this week.

Here are the top stories to bring you up to date:

1- Eleven coaches of Mumbai-Lucknow express derail in Unnao, passengers safe

Passengers on board the Mumbai-Lucknow Lokmanya Tilak Express had a miraculous escape Sunday afternoon after 11 bogies derailed in Unnao, 20 km from Kanpur. A few passengers suffered minor injuries in the mishap. Police and railways officials said the accident may have happened as bolts were found missing from the track on which the Lucknow-bound train was travelling. A relief train was rushed from Lucknow to bring the passengers to the state capital. An inquiry has been ordered to find out how the unfit track was cleared for movement.

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2- Army foils infiltration bid in Nowgam, 3 soldiers among 7 killed

Four militants and three soldiers were killed in an operation in Nowgam sector in North Kashmir, army said on Sunday. A Srinagar-based army spokesperson said, “Total four terrorists killed. Three soldiers attained martyrdom.” Details about the slain soldiers are awaited.

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3- Mumbai Indians win IPL 2017 beating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run

Jaydev Unadkat’s off-cutters sent Mumbai Indians (MI) off-kilter so much they almost keeled over in Sunday’s IPL 10 final against Rising Pune Supergiant. And then Mitchell Johnson produced a last over so brimming with hostility that despite conceding a first-ball four, MI managed to win the title by one run off the last ball.

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4- Saharanpur violence: Dalits defy Delhi Police ban to protest at Jantar Mantar

The capital’s favourite protest venue - Jantar Mantar – turned blue on Sunday as thousands of Dalits led by the Bhim Army, an organisation fighting for the community’s rights, staged a demonstration against the recent violence in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Despite being denied permission by Delhi Police to hold a rally, protesters dressed in blue gathered on the call of Bhim Army Ekta Mission, led by 30-year-old lawyer Chandrashekhar to fight against “oppression” by upper castes.

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5- Would’ve been in jail if allegations were true: Delhi CM Kejriwal on Mishra’s graft claim

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the corruption allegations levelled by his former cabinet colleague Kapil Mishra as “baseless which even the opponents were refusing to believe” and said that had there been any substance in the allegations, he would “have been in jail t by now”. The AAP national convener was addressing party volunteers at a state-level convention in Delhi, which was organised to launch a renewed outreach programme, both to connect with the voters besides consolidating the party cadre at the booth level.

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6- Trump tells Arab leaders to step up in fight over ‘Islamist extremism’

Demanding Middle East leaders combat a “crisis of Islamic extremism” emanating from their homelands, President Donald Trump tried to revise his previous anti-Muslim rhetoric while recasting the fight against terrorism as a “battle between good and evil” instead of a clash between the West and Islam. “We are not here to lecture — we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship…Instead, we are here to offer partnership — based on shared interests and values — to pursue a better future for us all,” Trump said in his address to 50 Arab and Muslim leaders during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

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7- Jharkhand lynching: Police detain 20 suspects, issue WhatsApp number for info

The police on Sunday detained 20 suspects allegedly involved in the Kolhan lynching and sparking tension in Jamshedpur on Saturday. The situation was under control on Sunday in Jamshedpur city and other parts of Kolhan, with no cases of violence or clashes between groups reported. The police have issued a WhatsApp number seeking information from general public on rumours and updates from across the city. Villagers killed seven people on Thursday after a WhatsApp message cautioning them of child-lifters prowling the Kolhan region went viral. On Friday and Saturday, the news of the killings spread like wildfire in Jamshedpur, causing tension and lawlessness on the streets, with agitators pelting stones on security forces and shops remaining shut.

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8- Indian sent to jail in Pakistan for not carrying travel documents: Report

An Indian national was arrested from the Pakistani capital on Sunday over possessing incomplete travel documents, local TV channels reported. Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed from Jogeshwari East in Mumbai, was arrested from F-8 area of Islamabad. According to police, the man was detained during routine patrol on May 19, Samaa TV reported. A case has been filed against him under Article 14 of the Foreigner Act and he has been sent to jail on judicial remand.

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9- Michael Caputo, ex-campaign aide of Trump, to testify in Russia probe

As US President Donald Trump signed deals in Saudi Arabia, an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections and the alleged collusion by his campaign continued, with a former aide called by a congressional committee to testify before it. The House intelligence committee has asked Michael Caputo, a one-time Trump campaign aide to submit himself to a voluntary interview and turn over documents relevant to the probe. Caputo, who was with the campaign for a few months as a communications adviser, had worked in Russia in the 1990s and is said to know many officials in the Kremlin well. He also worked for Gazprom Media, a Russian company that is known to have supported Russian president.

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10- Prachanda to resign as Nepal prime minister this week

Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ will step down as Nepal’s Prime Minister this week, paving the way for formation of a new government led by Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba as per a pact made last year. Nepali Congress, the largest party in parliament and the CPN(Maoist Center), which Prachanda chairs, had reached a deal that he would step down once local elections are concluded. The parliament is set to convene on Monday, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, a senior leader of the Maoist party, told HT, adding Prachanda will address the House and put in his papers by Wednesday.

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