Sunday Evening News Brief, September 17

Sunday evening brief Sep 17 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
“No other project in the world has faced such hurdles as the Sardar Sarovar Dam,” PM Narendra Modi said. While inaugrating the “engineering miracle” in Gujarat’s Dabhoi on his 67th birthday, PM Modi said he has “knowledge (‘kacha chittha’) of everyone who tried to stall this project.” Nearly 56 years after the foundation was laid, Sardar Sarovar Dam became a reality today. Read
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Railways is cutting down official sleeping hours for passengers by an hour. The passengers in the reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 pm and 6 am to allow others to sit on the seats for the rest of the time, a circular said. Railways’ intention behind the move is to stop the quarrels which arise when middle or lower birth passengers oversleep, leaving the co-travellers high and dry.
Badminton star PV Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara to clinch her third Super Series title. Sindhu, who had lost to Okuhara in an epic World Badminton Championships final three weeks back, got the better of her by winning 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the one hour 24 minutes’ encounter in Seoul.
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India will not sit idle till Masood Azhar is brought to justice, top diplomat Syed Akbaruddin said. “He (Azhar) may try to delay this, but the inevitable will happen. So be certain about it. The clock is ticking for him. He will be pursued until justice is met,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Akbaruddin said in New York.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said the fate of 39 Indians captured by Islamic State group is still unknown. Al-Abadi added that the situation is “still under investigation at the moment. I cannot comment any further.” The abducted workers, mostly from Punjab, had been employed by an Iraqi construction company. They were abducted in Mosul in 2014.
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