Friday Evening News Brief

Friday evening brief Jun 30 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The government expressed deep concern over China constructing a road in the disputed Doklam area in Bhutan. India told China that its attempt to construct a road in the Doklam area in Bhutan will cause a “significant change of status quo”, and will lead to “serious security implications.” The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it was essential that all parties concerned display utmost restraint and abide by their respective bilateral understandings not to change the status quo unilaterally.
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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi called midnight launch of the GST ‘a self-promotional spectacle’ of the government. The Congress leader said that India deserved a GST roll out that did not put crores of its ordinary citizens, small businesses and traders through tremendous pain and anxiety. Unlike demonetisation, Rahul said, GST is a reform that the Congress has championed and backed from the beginning. However, “like demonetisation”, the GST rollout is being done “without foresight”, he said.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Rahul Dravid will continue as coach of the India A and U-19 teams for the next two years. “Over the last two years, Rahul Dravid has been instrumental in getting young talent into the mix who have proved their worth on the big stage,” BCCI Acting President C K Khanna said in a statement. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary also praised Dravid for his commitment. “Rahul Dravid is known for the discipline and commitment he brings to the table. I wish him all the very best for his assignments with the two teams for the next two years,” he said.
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Islamic State militants withdrew from the last territory they held in Aleppo province in Syria, reported a monitor. A military media unit run by the army’s ally Hezbollah said soldiers had captured the Ithriya-Rasafa road and besieged Islamic State’s positions east of Khanaser.”IS withdrew from 17 towns and villages and is now effectively outside of Aleppo province after having a presence there for four years,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A landslide triggered by rains en route the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi left a woman dead and eight others injured. The landslide hit the foot track near Devi Dwar on Himkoti Marg en route the cave shrine at about 12.15pm. “The Himkoti track has been closed for pilgrims till clearance of ‘malba’ (debris) and an evaluation to rule out any further slide,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), Ajeet Sahu.
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