Wednesday Evening News Brief, September 6

Wednesday evening brief Sep 6 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
PM Modi today said that India shared Myanmar’s concern about ‘extremist violence’ in the Rakhine state. Modi’s first bilateral visit comes at a time when the Myanmar is facing international pressure over the 125,000 Rohingya Muslims that have poured into Bangladesh in just two weeks following a military crackdown. PM Modi said India and Myanmar had similar security interests in the region.
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Rocky Yadav, son of a suspended JD(U) MLC, was sentenced to life imprisonment today for the murder of a student. Rocky had fatally shot at Aditya Sachdeva, when the teenager was returning in a car to Gaya from Bodh Gaya with his friends. Rocky had got enraged over the youngsters’ vehicle overtaking his SUV on May 7, 2016. Rocky’s father Bindi Yadav was also sentenced to five years in jail.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah today said that a SIT will probe the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.
“I have told the DGP to take as many officers as possible and exclusively probe Gauri’s murder, which appears to be an organised crime,” the chief minister said. Lankesh, a 55-year-old senior journalist, was shot dead outside her house last night by unknown assailants.
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American IT giants have pledged to stand by their employees after the Trump administration scrapped the DACA programme. Microsoft and Apple are offering the most full-throated defence of “Dreamers” – undocumented individuals who have been in the US since they were young and registered with the federal government to get work permits. Trump’s move to scrap DACA is likely to impact 8 lakh undocumented workers including over 7,000 Indian-Americans.
India and Japan bave agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies. Defence minister Arun Jaitley and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera held wide-ranging talks as part of the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue in Tokyo during which issues relating to the US-2 amphibious aircraft also figured.
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