India-China standoff, Modi-Trump meet, GST rate list: The week that was
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India-China standoff, Modi-Trump meet, GST rate list: The week that was

With a look back at this week in news, we ensure you don’t miss anything.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2017 13:15 IST
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This file photo shows a Chinese soldier next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in Sikkim.(AFP File Photo)

With a look back at this week in news, we ensure you don’t miss anything. Visit Hindustan Times — your one-stop destination for the news low-down at the end of every week:

1) A woman police officer of Syana circle in district Bulandshahar, Shreshtha Thakur, who stood up against local BJP leaders and sent five of them to jail for creating obstacles in discharging government duties, has been transferred to Bahraich.

Click here to read about how Thakur took on the BJP leaders. She later said she considered the transfer a reward. Read her full Facebook post here.

2) When a 30-year-old Delhi man walked into a bar, all he wanted was a good drink, but he ended up with his stomach ‘open like a book’. The man was rushed to a hospital in Gurgaon where the doctors took him to surgery and found that there was a huge hole in his stomach caused by consumed was liquid nitrogen.

Is liquid nitrogen safe?Order for these cocktails when you go to your favourite bar. Click here to find out how safe liquid nitrogen is when mixed with a drink.

3) China will resolutely safeguard its sovereignty in the border conflicts with India even at the cost of war, Chinese experts have warned, amid a standoff between the two nations in the Sikkim sector.

For our full coverage of the military standoff between the two countries, click here.

4) India’s Veda Krishnamurthy is confident her side can keep up their perfect record at the ICC Women’s World Cup when they take on South Africa at Grace Road in Leicester on Saturday.

Click here for our complete coverage of the ICC Women’s World Cup.

5) Dozens of shops and houses, and at least six police vehicles, were torched by a mob in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district after a Class 11 student posted a controversial message on Facebook.

A 65-year-old man died of stab wounds in Kolkata later as fresh violence erupted in parts of West Bengal’s Basirhat region.

Click here for our analysis on why Bengal is constantly on the boil.

6) The DDA has launched a housing scheme with 13,000 flats in Delhi. Most of these are flats surrendered by allottees after the previous schemes because they lacked basic amenities. Click here to know all about the DDA’s new housing scheme.

Here is what the costliest flat in DDA housing scheme 2017 looks like.

7) A man, in his fifties, was arrested at the Delhi airport for making a lewd gesture at a woman, who turned out to be a CISF constable. She was on duty in plain clothes and had been posted to keep an eye out for suspicious passengers at Terminal 3.

8) India and the United States will step up cooperation significantly to ensure the defeat of terrorism and those who provide safe havens to terrorists, leaders of the two nations who held their first meetings on Monday said in remarks from the White House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said terrorism was among the “top priorities” for both him and President Donald Trump, stressing their countries will increase cooperation in combating the menace.

9) Automobiles, apart from hybrid cars and a super sports bikes, have become cheaper after the Goods and Services Tax kicked in. Most automakers chose to pass on the benefit of lower taxes to their customers, reducing the ex-showroom prices of the cars that will now be at parity in the unified market.

Here are the biggest changes in the prices of cars and bikes.

Find out the GST rate for over 1,300 goods and services here.

10) A special series, Let’s Talk About Kashmir, by Hindustan Times takes a deep look at the ground reality in the Valley as it braces itself for the first death anniversary of militant commander Burhan Wani. Why are educated youth attracted to the gun? How deep is the alienation? What is the cost of the unrest in Kashmir? Can the Pandits return? Click here to read the series.

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 12:31 IST