Wednesday Evening News Brief, April 5

Wednesday evening brief Apr 5 2017
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Underlining its claim over PoK, India reiterated it ‘won’t let go of any part of its territory’. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian government had opposed Pakistan’s move to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province the very day it got to know about it. She asserted that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory.
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China lodged protest with India’s Ambassador in Beijing over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. China criticized India on Wednesday for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit a disputed border region, saying it did not consider the matter a purely internal Indian affair and warning it would damage bilateral relations. China warned that it will take “necessary measures” to defend its territorial sovereignty and interests.
IIT-Kharagpur to be the first technology institute to offer medicine courses. A 400-bed hospital on the campus, which will act as a teaching facility, will start admitting patients from mid-2018. The institute will seek permission from the Medical Council of India only after the hospital starts functioning. For the first MBBS batch, which is set to start from the 2019 session, the number of candidates will be restricted to 50.
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Railways has planned to redevelop about 400 ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations. The redevelopment will be done with private participation. The process is designed to be completely transparent and to obtain best in class designs from developer. The railways has advertised its plan for ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations which are generally located in major cities and important tourist destinations on ‘as is where is’ basis for redevelopment.
Indian captain Virat Kohli named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year. 10 ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83. Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli but none of them have come close to his average.
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