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 •  BSF camp attack: JeM terrorists originally targeted Srinagar airport
The original target of the suicide attack at 182 battalion headquarters of Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday morning was the Srinagar airport for which a member of Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Afzal Guru Squad had even conducted a reconnaissance of the area, top intelligence sources told TOI.
 
 •  Day after carnage, fear and loathing in America
Authorities found an arsenal of weapons that would have wowed a military commando in the 32nd floor Las Vegas hotel suite from where 64-year old Stephen Paddock rained down automatic fire at a Sunday night music concert massacring 59 people and injuring over 500.
 
 •  No illicit ties with Papa: Honeypreet Insan
Honeypreet had a team of four lawyers with her when she was taken into custody on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway by the special investigation team of Haryana police, senior police officers said.
 
 •  Laundering case: Mallya arrested, gets bail
Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on Tuesday in a money laundering case filed by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) before being released on a bail bond of £650,000 by the Westminster magistrates’ court.
 
 •  Excise duty cut in bid to cool petrol, diesel prices
Facing flak for the recent rise in petrol and diesel prices, the Centre on Tuesday reduced the basic excise duty on both by Rs 2 a litre, while acknowledging that fuel prices were fuelling inflationary pressures. Pump prices were to go down by Tuesday midnight.
 
 •  Ahead of hearing, victim found dead
A 36-year-old woman who had filed a complaint in court against a local BJP member for attempting to rape her was found dead under mysterious circumstances. The woman, who had been living alone with her five kids after her husband moved to Delhi for work, had told police she was being harassed.
 
 •  Yogi to join Amit Shah on Kerala yatra today
Yogi will reach Kannur, the home district of Pinarayi Vijayan, today to join BJP president Amit Shah on the yatra, the only BJP CM to be invited so far. The intent seems to be to rev up the Hindutva quotient to polarise opinion against CPM, which BJP accuses of promoting violence.
 
 •  SC questions Kerala HC’s ‘love jihad’ order
A month and a half after ordering an NIA probe to be supervised by a retired SC judge into alleged ‘love jihad’ in Kerala, the apex court questioned the justification of the Kerala high court order annulling the marriage of Hindu girl Akhila aka Hadiya with Shafin Jahan.
 
 •  Boy seen taking selfie run over by train
A teenager last seen taking a selfie on railway tracks died after being run over by a train near the Welcome railway station in nort heast Delhi. Police suspect he was walking along the tracks with earphones on and did not hear the train coming.
 
 •  Blood on your hands: Amit Shah to Kerala CM
“The bloodstains of more than 120 BJP and RSS workers killed in political violence in Kerala are on your clothes. You are directly responsible for killing of CPM’s opponents,” Shah said at the beginning of a 14-day ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ from Payyanur, seen as a Left stronghold.
 
 •  Indian doctor new WHO deputy director-general
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary to the department of health research, has been appointed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) deputy directorgeneral, programmes, in Geneva. This is the second-highest position at the UN agency.
 
 •  Soon, strict rules to check tipsy air crew
DGCA has issued draft rules which also address concerns raised by crew following some cases in which teetotaller pilots and air hostesses flunked the test. Such crew claimed the equipment currently used for BA test ‘catches’ the alcohol content of their aftershave, perfume, cough syrup or even homeopathic medicines.
 
 •  Srinagar: 3 Jaish men killed in attack on BSF camp
Three heavily armed terrorists were killed in a fierce gunfight early Tuesday after they stormed a BSF camp near the airport on the outskirts of Srinagar. A BSF officer was killed trying to repulse the attack while three other jawans were injured, said a CRPF officer.
 
 •  Pesticide inhalation kills 18 Maharashtra farmers
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of farmers and labourers who died due to pesticide inhalation while spraying crops in Yavatmal district over the last few weeks. An inquiry has also been ordered into the matter.
 
 •  37 Indians co-author gravitational waves paper
As many as 37 Indian scientists from nine institutes, including Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, were co-authors of the gravitational waves discovery paper — awarded the Nobel prize in Physics on Tuesday.
 
 •  Rohingya hearing turns personal
Referring to diametrically opposite views on the stay of Rohingya Muslims in India, the Supreme Court admitted on Tuesday that it was dealing with “a case of such nature for the first time”.
 
 •  ‘Einstein waves’ fetch US trio physics Nobel
"This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million)prize.
 
 •  Chhattisgarh girls are ‘tan-a-tan’: BJP MP
A 77-year-old BJP MP has been caught on camera remarking that Chhattisgarh girls are now becoming “tan-a-tan”, triggering an outrage and opposition demands of a public apology.
 
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