Former chief ministers and National Conference leaders Omar and Farooq Abdullah have jumped in the controversy which has erupted over senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's call for more autonomy for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress has distanced itself from the statement and described it as the "opinion of an individual". Calling for a political initiative, the party said a singular focus on military and operational mechanism to deal with the Kashmir issue "in the absence of a ...
The petitioners had called the linking of Aadhaar number with bank accounts and mobile numbers illegal and unconstitutional and strongly objected to the CBSE's move to make it mandatory for students to appear for exams. The West Bengal government was questioned by the apex court, earlier on Monday, for filing a petition. Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan constituted the bench.
The victim's father alleged that the minister's convoy sped away after the incident. Om Prakash Rajbhar, however, has claimed he was 25 kms away, in a different vehicle, when the incident happened. According to Gonda police, the convoy, which was passing through Colonelganj, had three vehicles with a decorated SUV riding behind the first. "I am extremely sad over death of the child", SBSP general secretary Shashi Pratap Singh quoted the minister as saying.
The official said that Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Zahir Abbas was killed in the gun fight. Meanwhile, clashes erupted between people and the forces near gunfight site in a bid to help militants escape. In this ongoing encounter, two policemen were injured and one of them succumbed to his injuries at an Army base hospital in Srinagar , said the police official.
Police say the suspect, who was wearing a Santa Claus costume, was known to the victims. A man and a woman were reportedly critically injured, reports said. No violence was reported at the second location. Police said a fourth victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Knouse said charges are likely but could not provide details, citing an ongoing investigation.
Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, met with Iranian officials during his visit Sunday in Tehran. Earlier on Sunday, Amano said that Iran is living up to its commitments under the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal, Tehran Times daily reported.