Tuesday evening news brief, September 26

Tuesday evening brief Sep 26 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The Indian Army thwarted an attempt by Pakistan’s Border Action Team to intrude into Indian territory. According to sources, 7-8 armed intruders came close to an Indian Army post and were provided cover fire by a Pakistan Army post on the other side. The aim of the intruders reportedly was to damage the post but it was thwarted by the Indian Army. Read more
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India, US agreed that there will be no tolerance for terror safe havens. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman discussed the issue of terror safe havens in Pakistan with her US counterpart James Mattis and they both agreed such sanctuaries shouldn’t be tolerated. Sitharaman also said that India won’t contribute troops to Afghanistan but will continue developmental assistance to the war-ravaged country. Mattis also met PM Modi in New Delhi.
Pakistan Intelligence Bureau officer accused senior officers of not taking action against terrorists. According to a media report, the officer accused his own spy agency of “protecting” terrorists and filed a petition in a court requesting for a thorough probe in the matter. In the petition filed through his counsel Masroor Shah, Shahzad claims that he reported against terrorist groups from various countries but no action was taken.
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NHRC issued notices to UP government and vice chancellor of BHU after the recent violence in the university. NHRC took suo motu cognisance in subsequent use of unwarranted manhandling and thrashing of agitating students, mostly women of the university. The development comes after the Uttar Pradesh government ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence on the campus of the Banaras Hindu University.
Delhi High Court asked Ram Rahim’s ‘adopted daughter’ to surrender. Honeypreet has been on the run since the conviction of Ram Rahim in two rape cases. She is facing a case of sedition for allegedly inciting violence in Haryana after the Dera chief’s conviction. She is seeking bail for her transit from Delhi to Haryana to join investigation in the sedition case.
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