Monday Evening News Brief, September 25

Monday evening brief Sep 25 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Pakistan reportedly began to lobby the UN to declare India a ‘state sponsor of terror’. According to Pakistan newspaper The Express Tribune, Pakistan plans to “share damning evidence with key world powers” of India’s alleged sponsorship of terrorism. China and Russia will be approached to get their support on declaring India a ‘terror sponsor’. After that, Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will apparently move a resolution in the Security Council. Read
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Eman Ahmed, formerly the ‘heaviest’ woman in the world, passed away at 4.35am today due to comorbid conditions. The Egyptian national, who earlier weighed 500kg and suffered from a rare thyroid condition since childhood, had been transferred to Burjeel Hospital from India in May to continue rehabilitation from bariatric surgery. She had lost more than 300kg after the surgery.

The Tamil Nadu government appointed retired Madras high court judge Justice A Arumughaswamy to probe former CM J Jayalalithaa’s death. On August 17, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had announced that a commission of inquiry would probe into the death. This probe was one of the demands made by then rebel leader and now Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for the formal merger of his faction with that of Palaniswami.

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Hours after Trinamool leader Mukul Roy declared he would quit as Trinamool MP, the party suspended him for six years. “Mamata Banerjee has given him many important posts, but he is only thinking about his interests and he is damaging the party,” party secretary Partha Chatterjee said. “I was not getting important post though I was founder of Trinamool in 1997,” Mukul Roy had said earlier in the day.
An FIR was registered against over 1,000 students in connection with the violence in the Banaras Hindu University. Besides the students, an FIR has been filed against unidentified policemen involved in the baton-charge. A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.

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