Evening News Brief, April 25

Tuesday evening brief Apr 25 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The Bombay High Court granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The court, however, rejected the bail plea of co-accused Prasad Purohit, a former army lieutenant colonel, saying the charges against him are of “serious and grave” nature. Six persons were killed and nearly 100 others injured when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle had exploded in Malegaon town of Nashik district on September 29, 2008.
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A Delhi court awarded 7-year jail term to gangster Chhota Rajan in a fake passport case. CBI special judge Virender Kumar Goyal awarded the sentence to Rajan and three retired public servants for offences including forgery of valuable security under the IPC which entails a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of them.
The 25 CRPF jawans were having lunch when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattisgarh yesterday, said officials.
A party of about 36 CRPF jawans, out of the total 99, came under the first assault after they had ventured out from Burkapal on Monday to sanitise and provide protection to a 5.5-km long road construction work in Sukma district. The Maoists squad, possessing sophisticated weapons, took them by surprise and rained heavy gun fire when they sat down for the lunch.
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China banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.
“Children with banned names will not be able to obtain a “hukou,” or household registration, essential for accessing public school and other social services,” an official was quoted as saying by Radio Free Asia. The new measures are part of China’s fight against terrorism in this troubled region, home to 10 million Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority.
Actor Aamir Khan was honoured with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for movie ‘Dangal’. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat presented the Vishesh Puraskar, part of the Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, to the 52-year-old actor whose wrestling saga was one of the biggest hits of 2016. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was also present at the event.
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