#NewsInTweets: Indian Air Force Plane Carrying 29 People Goes Missing, Search Underway

Posted on July 22, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff:

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. An Indian Air Force plane from Chennai to Port Blair, carrying 29 people, has lost all contact. A search and rescue mission has been launched to locate it.

2. Government plans to reconsider the use of pellet guns by security forces when controlling crowds, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. One person was killed from pellet shots in the violence post Burhan Wani’s death, bringing the total deaths to seven since 2010. In addition, 53 suffered eye injuries in the past six years, according to official reports.

3. A Ukrainian national, the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents, world’s biggest source of pirated media was arrested in Poland. Artem Vaulin, 30, is wanted by American authorities for copyright infringement, money laundering and other charges.

4. Robin, a luxury car thief who has allegedly stolen over 100 cars in Delhi, was arrested while delivering a stolen BMW at a five-star hotel in Paschim Vihar.

5. Rajinikanth’s latest film “Kabali” releases nationwide, first day-first shows go packed.

6. The Centre and Maharashtra Govt. will respond to a plea challenging validity of India’s abortion laws after a woman has sought to abort her 24-week foetus. In India, abortion up till 20 weeks is legally permitted.

7. The Russian track and field athletes have been banned from the Olympics following claims that the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme.

8. Thousands participated in the Jerusalem pride parade one year after a 16-year-old girl was killed.

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