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Leave Kashmir alone, answer on human rights violation in PoK: PM Modi to Pakistan

Soon after the All-Party meet on Kashmir chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to an end on 12 August, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed a press conference to brief the media about the government's stand on the ongoing violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh asserted that all the political parties that had gathered to meet and find a political solution to the unrest in Kashmir put forth their concerns with the right intent.

Quoting PM Modi, Rajnath Singh said, "The Prime Minister has said that the time has come for Pakistan to answer the world, on atrocities against people in Balochistan & PoK."

Rajnath Singh further informed the media that the government had decided on a development package of over Rs 80,000 crore for the overall development of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Arun Jaithley affirmed that security was on the government's priority list.

Rio organising panel threatens to cancel Vijay Goel's accreditation

Miffed with Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel's entourage, Rio Olympic organisers have threatened to cancel his accreditation if unaccredited people accompanying him do not end their "aggressive and rude" behaviour.

"We have had multiple reports of your Minister for Sports trying to enter accredited areas at venues with unaccredited individuals. When the staff try to explain that this is not allowed, they report that the people with the Minister have become aggressive and rude and sometimes push past our staff," Sarah Peterson, who is Continental Manager for Rio 2016 Organising Committee, said in a letter to Indian Chef-de-Mission Rakesh Gupta.

"As you can understand, this type of behaviour is not acceptable. Despite previous warnings, it would seem that even today the same incident occurred at the Rio Olympic Arena (Gymnastics venue) and Carioca Arena 3," she added.

Allahabad High Court orders CBI probe in Bulandshahr gangrape case

Allahabad High Court on 12 August ordered a CBI probe in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.

This comes days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded that the Bulandshahr rape case be handed over to the CBI.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had also announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for the two victims. He has also announced that the mother-daughter duo, gangraped by a group of dacoits on 30 July on the Delhi-Kanpur highway, will be given one flat each, reported ANI.

Akhilesh Yadav has been facing a lot of flak for the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, especially about crimes against women. The Opposition has demanded his resignation over the incident.

BJP leader Brijpal Teotia injured after 100 rounds fired at his convoy

At least 100 rounds were shot at senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Brijpal Teotia's convoy by unidentified gunmen on the evening of 11 August.

The 49-year-old leader was rushed to a Noida hospital. His condition is said to be serious. Teotia was travelling in his Scorpio SUV and was on his way to Ghaziabad when the attack took place on the outskirt of Delhi.

The attackers had opened fire using AK-47 rifles at the leader's convoy in Ghaziabad. Five others were also left injured in the attack.

Shah Rukh Khan detained at Los Angeles airport

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Los Angeles airport on the evening of 11 August for questioning by the US immigration department. In 2012, the Chak De India actor was detained at the New York airport and the incident had triggered nationwide fury.

The actor expressed his displeasure over the incident and tweeted, "I fully understand & respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks."

BJP demands four new districts in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand BJP today urged Chief Minister Harish Rawat to revive a 2011 government order paving the way for the upgradation of Ranikhet, Didihat, Kotdwar and Yamunotri into districts. In a letter to Rawat, Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt said the order was issued when the BJP was in power in 2011 and the matter was "put into cold storage" after Congress took over the reins of power.


Marshal Arjan Singh felicitates first three women fighter pilots

The three newly-commissioned first women fighter pilots, who are ushering the Indian Air Force (IAF) into a new era of women in combat roles, were felicitated by senior most fighter pilot and Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) Arjan Singh, the Chief of the Air Staff during the 1965 conflict with Pakistan.