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Police complaint against Army in Kashmir to freak hospital death in Mumbai: Top stories of the day

A police complaint was filed against the Indian Army over the death of two civilians; Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic in Australian Open final and won his 20th Grand Slam title

india Updated: Jan 29, 2018 07:46 IST

Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A tear-gas shell explodes as the protesters clash with security forces over the killing of two youths in an alleged Army firing in Shopian district, in Srinagar on Sunday.
A tear-gas shell explodes as the protesters clash with security forces over the killing of two youths in an alleged Army firing in Shopian district, in Srinagar on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

The Indian Army was charged with murder for the deaths of two civilians in Kashmir. Roger Federer won his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title. These stories made news on Sunday. A man died when an oxygen cylinder fell on him in a Mumbai hospital. Here is more about them.

Jammu and Kashmir police file complaint against Army for civilian deaths

A police complaint was filed against the Indian Army after it shot dead two civilians on Saturday while trying to control protesters. The Army’s 10th Garhwal Rifles regiment has been charged under sections relating to murder, attempt to murder, and endangering life in the complaint called first information report. The Army said it opened fire “in self-defence” after a convoy came under heavy stone-pelting in Ganaupora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj tense 3 days after communal clash

“Miscreants” are stoking unrest in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj city where a man was killed on Republic Day in a clash between two groups over a motorcycle rally, said a government official. 112 people were arrested and a roadside kiosk was set on fire as a peace meeting in the city decided to reopen shops and businesses. Police advised people to remain at home as Kasganj grappled to end the communal tension created by the death of Abhishek Gupta, who was riding with motorcyclists carrying the national flag.

Falling oxygen cylinder kills man in Mumbai hospital

Nair Hospital in Mumbai has been charged with negligence after a man was killed by an oxygen cylinder that dislodged during an MRI scan and hit him. Rajesh Maruti Maru, 32, was visiting a relative at the hospital when the cylinder came apart because of the powerful magnet used in MRI.

Former police officer convicted in Ruchika molestation case shares dais at R-Day function

SPS Rathore, a former director general of police who served time in jail for molesting teenaged tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, was seen sharing the dais with senior government officers at a Republic Day function in Panchkula, leading to questions about who invited him. Girhotra killed herself three years after Rathore molested her and then allegedly kept harassing her.

PM, senior ministers meeting Opposition leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar met Opposition leaders to discuss Parliament’s upcoming Budget session during which the government plans to get a bill banning triple talaq passed. The meeting was “fruitful”, said Kumar, minister for parliamentary affairs.

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing rises to 103

Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing in Kabul to 103, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word of loved ones outside hospitals and morgues. The attacker, driving an ambulance filled with explosives, was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital.

DMK to protest against bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu

DMK, Tamil Nadu’s main Opposition party, rejected the government’s reduction in bus fares and will hold statewide protests on Monday to press for “full rollback”. The government hiked bus fares on January 20, prompting protests. It announced a cut but DMK working president called the decision an “eyewash”.

Federer beats Cilic in Aussie final; wins 20th major title

Roger Federer clinched a 20th Grand Slam title and record-equalling sixth Australian Open with a thrilling five-set win over Marin Cilic in Melbourne. Federer has won more major tennis titles than any man, including a record-equaling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver’s name at Melbourne Park.

IPL auction: Chris Gayle goes to KXIP for Rs 2 crore

Jaydev Unadkat was the show stopper on day 2 of Indian Premier League auction after he was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, making him the most expensive Indian bowler ever. Chris Gayle was bought for Rs 2 crore by Kings XI Punjab while Lasith Malinga went unsold.

Nothing like controversy, Padmaavat earns Rs 83 crore

Padmaavat, the controversial movie opposed by Rajput groups and absent from at least four states, has earned Rs 83 crore in three days of its release, including paid previews. The movie was finally released on Thursday amid heavy security after controversy that it allegedly showed romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim invader.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 07:22 IST

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