#NewsInTweets: Dalit Leader Jignesh Mewani Detained In Ahmedabad Ahead Of PM’s Visit

Posted on September 17, 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. Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was detained by Gujarat Police as PM Modi arrived in Ahmedabad. Officials say that it was to prevent any ‘disruption’ and ‘chaos’on account of the PM’s birthday.

2. Congress loses Arunachal Pradesh once again as CM Khandu and 42 other MLAs join BJP-led front. In response, the Congress has dubbed the new govt as BJP’s ‘illegitimate child’.

3. LG Jung has asked Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia to return from Finland due to the chikungunya outbreak. This comes after the AAP-led govt received flak due to its alleged poor handling of the situation.

4. In what is seen as a historic judgment, Delhi HC ruled that photocopying of books for students at DU did not constitute copyright violation. This comes after leading publishers approached the HC against the practice.

5. Kashmiri activist Khurram Pervez under ‘preventive detention’ after a midnight raid. This comes a day after he was prevented to board a flight to Geneva to attend a UNHRC session.

6. Communal tension in Bijnor, UP, as three members of a Muslim family were shot dead. This was after they had allegedly protested the sexual harassment a minor girl in their family had faced.

7. A first-year student of Hyderabad University committed suicide early today in his hostel room. No suicide note was reportedly found.

8. Chikungunya toll rises to 13 in Delhi as Centre seeks report from state govt. The Delhi govt. earlier issued a clarification calling it a ‘dangerous’ disease.

9. Centre clarifies that no move has been made yet to give asylum to Baloch activist Bugti. This comes after reports that he had applied for an Indian passport.

10. Nepal PM Prachanda is in India to reset ties with New Delhi as he begins his second term. This comes after a tumultuous year in India-Nepal relations.

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