Wednesday Evening News Brief, September 27

Wednesday evening brief Sep 27 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
UNGA President said he’ll ‘seriously think’ about Pakistan’s use of erroneous pictures. General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak said that he will look into how to deal with the use of erroneous pictures, days after Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN used a photo to portray an injured Gaza girl as a Kashmiri pellet gun victim. The picture was that of 17-year-old Rawya abu Joma’a of Gaza, a victim of an Israeli attack and was taken by award- winning American photojournalist Heidi Levine in 2014. Read more
The Army conducted operation against Naga insurgents along Myanmar border. The Indian Army said that it inflicted heavy casualties on the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) (K) in an operation earlier in the day on the India-Myanmar border. The Army’s Eastern Command made clear it didn’t cross the international border. The Army further said a firefight was triggered after a column of the Indian Army was attacked by insurgents.
Pakistan’s foreign minister admitted that LeT is a ‘liability’ for his country. “You mentioned a name. It’s a proscribed organisation. The gentleman’s under house arrest. But I agree with you that on that score we have to do more. We have to do more. There are people in Pakistan who can be a liability in times of crisis for Pakistan and (for) the region,” he said in an interview, referring to Saeed, who masterminded the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.
‘Wings have fallen off our plane’, Rahul Gandhi said, denouncing Modi government. “Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your copilot & FM speaking. Plz fasten your seat belts & take brace position.The wings have fallen off our plane,” Gandhi tweeted today. Rahul was referring to a scathing indictment of the BJP-led government and of finance minister Arun Jaitley by one of the BJP’s own – Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister himself. Sinha wrote an article for a leading national daily criticising Modi and Jaitley.
Ace cricketer Mithali Raj featured on this year’s BBC’s 100 Women list. Additionally, Ira Trivedi and Tulika Kiran from Delhi along with Aditi Avasthi from Bangalore and Mehroonisa Siddiqui are among the inspirational individuals who have been included on the BBC 100 Women list 2017. Taken from across all spheres of modern life – from engineering to the creative industries, from sport to business – they represent the global wealth of female talent.
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