Thursday evening news brief, September 28

Thursday evening brief Sep 28 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Goa court charged former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal with sexual assault. Tarun Tejpal is accused of raping his junior colleague in 2013. 54-year-old Tejpal pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The next hearing in the case in the district court has been fixed on November 21. Read more
Go above & rise beyond in New South Wales
Hop onto the Balloons in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, from 71,263 onwards.

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Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav invited Mulayam Singh to upcoming SP meet. Samajwadi party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday met his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, with whom he has been fighting a bitter battle, and invited him to the national executive meeting to be held on October 5. Mulayam and his brother Shivpal Yadav were not invited to the party’s state executive meet held in Lucknow on September 23.
Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said that UPA cannot be blamed for declining economy. After igniting a political firestorm with his column on the government’s economic policy, Yashwant Sinha on Thursday went even further by clearly absolving the earlier Congress-led UPA government for a slowdown in growth. He said that the BJP had plenty of time and chances but they were unused.
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Congress veteran Makhan Lal Fotedar passed away in Gurugram. The leader was a close confidante of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Fotedar was a former member of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and represented the Pahalgam constituency from 1967 to 1977. He was a two-time Rajya Sabha member and a former Union minister.
Rescued from Islamic State, Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil met PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj. Father Uzhunnalil was abducted on March 4, 2016, reportedly in an incident of terrorist attack in Aden, Yemen. He was released on Septembet 12, 2017. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi and thanked them for their support.
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