Friday evening news brief, September 29

Friday evening brief Sep 29 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
22 killed, 39 hurt in a stampede at Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai. The tragedy took place around 10.40 am when the overbridge, linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations, became overcrowded with people taking shelter from a heavy downpour. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the victims of the tragedy. Read more
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At least four people killed in a blast outside a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. The blast occurred when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Hussainia Mosque. Many people are believed to have been injured in the attack. No terror organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Pakistan’s interior ministry has sought ban on new party backed by Hafiz Saeed. In a letter, the ministry recommended that the Election Commission reject the newly-formed party, Milli Muslim League‘s (MML) application to become an official party as it is “affiliated” with Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.
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The chief executive of Afghanistan said that the country hopes to see the end of terror sanctuaries in Pakistan. Abdullah Abdullah said that ending sanctuaries for terror groups that target Afghanistan will be a very important marker towards peace. In New Delhi to open a trade show, Abdullah has been holding talks with Indian mining companies including Tata to explore mining opportunities in Afghanistan.
Rajnath Singh said that border dispute with China can be resolved through dialogue. Rajnath Singh made the remarks while visiting a forward post in Uttarakhand where he met jawans of the Indo Tibetan Border Police. He said that there has been a “perceptional difference” of the border between the two neighbours for long and that he was sure that this issue will be “resolved” with time.
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