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Friday Morning News Brief, June 16

Jun 16, 2017 , , , ,
Friday morning brief Jun 16 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
A special Tada court will today pronounce its verdict on 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 257 and injured 713. The main trial of 123 accused ended in 2006 with the conviction of 100. Today, if convicted, all the seven accused, including Abu Salem and Mustafa Dossa, could face the gallows. Thirty-three accused are absconding, including key conspirators Dawood Ibrahim, his brother Anees Ibrahim, Mustafa’s brother Mohammed Dossa and Tiger Memon.

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The United States designated chief recruiter of IS in India as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Mohammad Shafi Armar, known as Yousuf-al Hindi online, is responsible for forming several ISIS affiliated groups in India in the last three years, including Junood al Khalifa e Hind (JKH), in which more than 50 Indian youngsters were recruited.

The Centre may ease cattle trade rules to allay beef ban fear. “The NDA government does not intend to bring in any law that would in any manner interfere with the eating habits of any community,” law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on the day the Supreme Court sought a response from the Centre on its new cattle trade regulations.

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The India Meteorological Department said the central India will have to wait more for monsoon. “This behaviour of the monsoon is peculiar and may put weather forecasters in a spot while declaring the onset in various parts of the country,” an IMD official said. The monsoon, this time, seems to be travelling directly from the south to the north of India and is expected to reach the foothills there around June 23, skipping the central India.

The tiger count in Kaziranga National Park and Burachapori rose from 83 to 104 in the last three years.
“Though there is no significant rise in population, it is stable. It indicates that the tiger habitat is intact and healthy. In fact, there is a possibility that there are more tigers than the estimates. We are planning to make our next estimate more comprehensive,” said Kaziranga field director Satyendra Singh.

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