Daily News Summary – May 1, 2017


Telangana Police radicalize Muslim youth to join ISIS: Digvijay singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stoked a controversy after he claimed that Telangana Police has set up a bogus Islamic State website to radicalise Muslim youth and encourage them to join terror modules. Digvijay tweeted: “Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS Modules. Is It Ethical? Is it Moral? Has KCR authorised Telangana Police to trap Muslim Youths and encourage them to join ISIS? If he has then shouldn’t he own the responsibility and resign?”


Pakistan fires rocket across Indian LoC

Two soldiers were martyred on Monday after Pakistan fired rocket, in a habitual bid of violating ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The personnel included an army JCO and a BSF head constable in this incident which took place at around 8:30 in the morning. This is the eighth time Pakistan has violated ceasefire in last two months by resorting to shelling and firing. In 2016 alone, 228 instances of ceasefire violations along the LoC were reported.


Labor Day: Prime Minister Modi praises workers

On the occasion of International Labor Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to workers across the country and appreciated their ‘determination and hard work’. “Today, on Labor Day we salute the determination and hardwork of countless workers who play a big role in India’s progress. Shrameva Jayate!,” the prime minister said a in a tweet. Also known as International Workers’ Day, Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 every year to acknowledge workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.


UP CM Yogi wants images of teachers on school walls

In an effort to improve the education system and teacher attendance, Yogi Adityanath, wants images of faculty members to be posted on walls. This would be done to cross check the authenticity of faculty information with students. Yogi said officials would conduct surprise inspections and reviews in the schools. Students would be queried on the regularity of their teachers. He said some teachers in these schools use proxies to teach while they themselves draw hefty salaries without doing any work. This would no longer be tolerated, Adityanath told officials.


Mumbai-Goa Luxury Tejas express to include Royal pleasures

Soon, Mumbai-Goa express train would include royal pleasures like cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, tea and coffee vending machines and individual LCD screens. Railways will unveil a new premier train service between Mumbai and Goa in June with state-of-the-art facilities. The 20-coach Tejas Express will also have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches, a first for the Indian Railways. Tejas coaches will also have integrated braille displays, digital destination boards, and electronic passenger reservation charts. Catering service will be part of Tejas fares like Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.


Khalistani elements in Canada publicly threaten Punjab CM Amarinder singh

A threat publicly issued to Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh by pro-Khalistan elements during an event in Surrey city of Canada’s British Columbia province recently has drawn an official protest from India. Sources here told IANS that the Indian High Commission in Canadian capital Ottawa has lodged a “formal complaint” to Global Affairs-Canada, the foreign office last week, following the open threat to Amarinder Singh and hate speeches. It is learnt that the Canadian authorities were cautioned about the “anti-India propaganda” of the Khalistani elements by the Indian authorities, who were anticipating such trouble, on April 13 itself. The Canadian foreign ministry, responding to the early warning, said it will take “necessary action”.


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