Daily News Summary – March 26, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in Pulwama district, state on high alert

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed on Sunday morning in a gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The surprise attack on police officials has also forced the authority to keep the state on high alert, as Prime Minister Modi is expected to visit the Valley for the upcoming by-elections. The incident took place when two terrorists tried to ambush a police party that included three officers of the rank of superintendent of police. According to reports, a cavalcade of Senior Superintendents of police of Pulwama and Awantipora Raees Ahmed and Zahid Malik was moving with the district’s Additional Superintendent of Police Chandan Kohli.

SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya among Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders of the world

SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya and Indian-origin physician Raj Panjabi have been named by Fortune magazine among the world’s 50 greatest leaders who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same. Bhattacharya, Chairman of India’s largest bank and the first-ever woman to do so, has been ranked 26th on the list while Panjabi, founder and CEO of Last Mile Health, follows closely on the 28th spot.


Why can’t Hindus get subsidies like Muslims, asks Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.
Addressing a Hindu sammelan at the GMDC Grounds, he said: “If Muslims could be helped like this with the money collected from taxes paid by Hindus, why not Patels, Thakores and Koli (communities)?” He said Muslims were being given a subsidy to undertake religious tours and for their educational development but there was nothing like this for Hindus.  IANS


Meenangadi has a green dream: carbon neutrality

Meenangadi in Wayanad district, Kerala is on a mission to become India’s first carbon neutral panchayat. It is working towards a zero carbon footprint, to be achieved by bringing down pollution, carbon emissions, and plastic waste. The carbon-neutral project intends to offset carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted by human activities through a series of greening initiatives. Planting trees is a top priority. The panchayat has allocated Rs. 11 crore for the project, which includes a biodiversity park, soil and water conservation programmes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and a waste treatment plant.


Suspected Racist attack on Indian in Australia

A Keralite cabbie has come under racist attack in Australia. Limax Joy, who hails from Meenadom in Kottayam, was injured on his head when five teenagers, including a girl, attacked him early on Saturday.Talking to The Hindu from his residence at Hobart in Tasmania, Mr. Joy said he had parked his car at a McDonald’s outlet in the town after a 10-hour drive when the youth attacked him shouting ethnic insults and punched him on his face. The Hindu.



Indian-Americans raise USD 100,000 for Kansas shooting survivor Ian Grillot

Houston: A 24-year-old American, who took a bullet for an Indian, has been honoured as ‘A True American Hero’ by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised USD 100,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas. Ian Grillot, who was injured when he tried to intervene in the shooting by a Navy veteran targeting Indians at a bar in Olathe, Kansas last month, was honoured as ‘A True American Hero’ at the 14th annual gala of India House Houston here. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured in the shooting.

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