Thursday morning news brief, Sep 21 2017

Thursday morning brief Sep 21 2017
Good morning!
Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
Mumbai received as much rain in a day as it normally does for the entire month of September. In 24 hours starting 8.30am on September 19, Mumbai recorded 304 mm of rainfall. It was also the second wettest September day in the met departnment’s over 100-year recorded history. S​ubways connecting eastern and western parts in Andheri, Borivli, and Dindoshi were submerged, inconveniencing commuters. Read
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Pakistan PM has said the country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also asserted that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are safe and secure, and ruled out possibility of any terrorist organisation gaining control of fissile material. In an interview with an Amerivan think-tank, he also said that Pakistan knew how to handle nuclear waste.
The role of sitting and retired HC judges in enabling private medical colleges admit students to MBBS is being probed. The Supreme Court had passed a categorical order that no HC would allow any college to fill MBBS students for academic year 2017-18. The CBI has registered a case against a retired Orissa HC judge. Two judges of Allahabad HC are also being examined.
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Punjab Police has alleged that a senior Uttar Pradesh IPS officer took bribe to let off a Khalistani terrorist. The officer allegedly took a bribe of Rs 45 lakh to release Gopi Ghanshyampura, a Khalistani terrorist and the key accused in last year’s Nabha jailbreak. Sources say the UP CM has ordered a probe after Punjab police submitted an audio recording as proof of the ‘deal.’
All Indians in Mexico are safe after the devastating earthquake, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj informed. In a tweet, Swaraj said she had spoken to the Indian ambassador in Mexico to enquire about Indians in the country. She also expressed her condolences for the bereaved families. At least 225 people were killed when a powerful 7.1- magnitude earthquake struck Mexico.
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