Tuesday Evening News Brief, March 28

Tuesday evening brief Mar 28 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the final Test to clinch the four-match series and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. With the end of the series, India captain Virat Kohli’s friendship with the Australian players too ended as he said, “No, it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong.” During the series, the Australian cricketers were seen making fun of Kohli’s shoulder injury.
Air India cancelled Shiv Sena’s ‘goon’ MP Ravindra Gaikwad’s ticket again today. The MP tried to book a Mumbai-Delhi AI flight for Wednesday through a call centre. As all the airlines stand united against allowing the MP, who had beaten an Air India staff on Friday, Gaikwad is now learnt to be taking Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani.
Three civilians were killed in security forces’ action against protesters near an encounter site in Budgam district in Kashmir. The civilians were all in their twenties. Another 18 people were injured in the face-off between the security forces and the stone-pelters. “One militant has been killed and a weapon has been recovered from the scene of the encounter,” an army official said.
A Pakistani court asked the Pakistan government why Hafiz Saeed is detained without trial. The Justice said the government should tell about its powers to detain a citizen like Saeed without trial. JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s counsel told the court that the government had detained him to please India and the US.
The Centre said Aadhaar is not mandatory for the poor to get social benefits. “The Supreme Court itself permitted delivery of many pro-poor initiatives via application of Aadhaar, but (we) want to make it clear it’s not mandatory,” said Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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