Saturday Morning News Brief, April 22

Saturday morning brief Apr 22 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
The ED has shared with the UK ‘proof’ that Vijay Mallya laundered money from Indian ‘to British banks’. The agency’s documents are in addition to the CBI’s exhaustive extradition “dossier” which states that the controversial tycoon is wanted in cases of criminal conspiracy and cheating.
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The Supreme Court has ruled that unwitting or careless ‘insults’ to religion must not be prosecuted. Concerned by the misuse of Section 295A of the IPC, which provides up to three years’ jail term for hurting religious sentiments, the apex court limited its application to deliberate and malicious acts rather than casual observations that are not driven by malicious intent.
Two opinion polls yesterday predicted the BJP’s victory in the Delhi MCD polls scheduled to be held tomorrow. The Times Now poll gave the incumbent saffron party 195 out of the 272 seats, while ABP News predicted 179 seats. The two polls placed AAP at a distant second with just 55 and 45 seats and the Congress even further back at 15 and 26 seats, respectively.
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Taliban gunmen attacked an army base in Afghanistan yesterday killing ‘over 50 soldiers’. The gunmen infiltrated the base wearing Afghan military uniforms and began the assault at around 2pm (0930 GMT). Two of the ten attackers blew themselves up while seven were killed and one was detained.
Union minister Rajnath Singh yesterday appealed to all the states to ensure the security of Kashmiri students. The Union home minister condemned cases of harassment of Kashmiri youths studying in educational institutions outside J&K and appealed to the public to treat them well. Kashmiri students were reportedly targeted following a video showing an Indian army jawan being heckled by “stone pelters” in the Valley.
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