The death toll in the Idukki landslides in Kerala has gone up to 21 after three more bodies were recovered on August 08 from Rajamalai where the landslide had occurred. The landslides had occurred after heavy rain hit the district. PM Modi had expressed grief on the incident. Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF will be given to the next of kin.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to GC Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. GC Murmu has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Murmu stepped down as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present during the event.
India launched a stinging attack on the Pakistan government over its new political map. Ministry of External Affairs SPokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the claims made by Pakistan are absurd and have no credibility whatsoever. He added that the map proves that Pakistan wants to capture more and more territory by using cross border terrorism. He also lashed out at the Pakistan government's handling of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case saying that Islamabad has not yet reached out to India over the high court decision to inform India to appoint a lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav. He added that Pakistan must address basic issues of effective review and adherence to the International Court of Justice verdict on the matter and provide unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional access to Jadhav. Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan in 2016 on charges of espionage. India has rejected Pakistan's allegations and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar. Jadhav had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in early 2017.Watch the full video for all the details.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met family members of Hooch tragedy victims on August 07. Recently, close to 110 people had died after consuming illicit liquor in three districts of the state. CM said, "All those found guilty will be punished. Not a single person will be spared. A special prosecutor has been appointed and an investigation into the matter is underway."
Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress president on August 4 reacted on party's two Rajya Sabha members, who demanded CBI and Enforcement Directorate probe against their own party, which is in power in the state. He said that Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo have crossed the 'laxman Rekha' and Congress party cannot afford to have such members who are trying to bite its own hand which is feeding them. "I believe Congress party cannot afford to have such members who are trying to bite the hand which is feeding them. They have crossed 'Laxman Rekha' (line of self restraint) by going to governor and seeking CBI and ED probe against their own govt," said Jakhar. Recently, Congress Rajya Sabha members from Punjab, Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo wrote letter to the Governor asking CBI and ED probe into production of illegal liquor in the state.
Ahead of the auspicious occasion of 'Rakshabandhan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sister from Pakistan Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who lives in Ahmedabad, sent him 'rakhi' by post. Qamar Mohsin Shaikh said,..