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

A glimpse of all the important stories that you should catch-up on.

topics Updated: Feb 23, 2017 11:32 IST
HT Correspondent
Clashes broke out between activists of ABVP and students, who took out a march demanding action against the ABVP members who had disrupted Ramjas Literary Society function a day ago, in New Delhi on February 22, 2017.
Clashes broke out between activists of ABVP and students, who took out a march demanding action against the ABVP members who had disrupted Ramjas Literary Society function a day ago, in New Delhi on February 22, 2017.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Here’s a quick update of what’s in the news.

1- Ramjas protest: Teachers, students, journalists beaten up in clash with ABVP

Teachers, students and journalists were wounded on the Delhi University campus on Wednesday as group clashes broke out over the disruption of a literary festival in Ramjas College a day ago, allegedly by members of the ABVP.

Read the full story here.

2- UP election: No post-poll alliance with BSP or any party in UP says Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday ruled out any post-poll alliance with the BSP or any other party in the event of a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, confident that the party will get a “full majority” “Kisi se bhi haath milane ka dur-dur tak koi sawaal nahin uthatha (there is no question by far of joining hands with any party),” he said.

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3- Children Bank of India currency notes? Cop doesn’t believe it, gets the same note

Not believing the claims that a State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi had dispensed bogus notes proved costly for a Delhi Police sub-inspector. The policeman swiped his own card at the ATM to check whether the complainant, Rohit, was telling the truth. In the process, he too received a similar note, losing Rs 2,000 from his account for the time-being.

Read the full storyhere.

4- 6,000 Indian millionaires shifted overseas in 2016: Report

India is among the top five countries globally which saw the maximum number of millionaire outflows with as many as 6,000 ultra-rich people shifting overseas in 2016, 50% more than the previous year.

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5- Snapdeal to lay off 600 employees, founders take 100% salary cut

SoftBank-backed Snapdeal will lay off around 600 people across its e-commerce, logistics and payments operations over the next few days. Its co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal have taken a 100 per cent salary cut. In an e-mail to employees, Bahl conceded that over the last 2-3 years, with all the capital coming into this market, the company and the entire industry “started making mistakes”.

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6- Industrial units must have effluent treatment plants: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a slew of directions to curb the release of untreated waste in water bodies and asked state pollution control boards not to allow industrial units to work if they do not have functional primary effluent treatment plants (PETPs).

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7-If madam wants, she can pay for my treatment, says cop mocked by Shobhaa De

A policeman who was fat-shamed by writer Shobhaa De on Twitter spoke out on Wednesday and said that his 180-kilo weight was due to an insulin imbalance, “not because I overeat”.

Read the full story here.

8- Muslim-Americans raise $55,000 to repair Jewish cemetery

In a demonstration of solidarity, an online donation drive by Muslim Americans to help repair a vandalised Jewish cemetery has raised more than USD 55,000 - almost three times its target. Muslim activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi created a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St Louis, Missouri where at least 170 headstones were damaged last weekend.

Read the full storyhere.

9- Burden of proof against Masood Azhar not on India, Jaishankar tells China

India on Wednesday dismissed China’s contention that it has not furnished enough evidence against Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar, with foreign secretary S Jaishankar telling senior Chinese officials that the burden of proof is not on New Delhi.

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10- Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders issued at Corbett reserve

Corbett Tiger Reserve authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders and pressed two drones into service after movement of poachers was reported along the southern fringes of the park. About 150 forest guards have been deployed and camera traps installed at sensitive points within the territory of the park to keep a tab on suspicious movement.

Read the full story here.

11- Diesel vehicles not major contributor to air pollution: Centre

Seeking a stay of its ban order in Delhi-NCR, the Centre told the National Green Tribunal hat there was no proof that diesel vehicles which were over 10 years old, were the sole cause of air pollution and that all types of fuel cause some amount of pollution.

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12- Shane Warne feels Australia won’t be pushovers in India Test series

Former Australia spin great, Shane Warne, wants skipper Steve Smith to be smart with his selections and not pack the side with left-handed batsmen and play into the hands of India’s Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.

Read the full storyhere.

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Dear Amit Shah, rein in ABVP and act on your promise to set ‘gundas’ right

Universities are temples of knowledge, where dissent can be voiced peacefully but no, the ABVP had neither respect for an idea exchange nor fear for the law, writes Harinder Baweja.

Read the full articlehere.

In UP’s Bundelkhand, Uma Bharti leads BJP charge with focus on Hindutva, Modi

What makes Uma Bharti stand out this election is that she combines the elements on which the BJP strategy rests. Among BJP’s true mass leaders of the early 90s, she is both a Hindutva face, and also from an OBC community, the Lodhs. And she is trying to consciously top it up with ‘vikas’ (progress).

Read the full storyhere.

Openly gay minister of Indian origin could be Ireland’s next PM

Leo Varadkar, an openly gay Irish minister of Indian-origin, is being widely tipped as the frontrunner in the race to become Ireland’s next prime minister. Varadkar, 38, is a leader of the Fine Gael political party and the social protection minister. Born in Dublin, he is the son of a retired Indian doctor and an Irish mother.

Read the full story here.