Evening digest: At least 23 killed in Bangladesh stampede

GN Bureau | July 10, 2015



At least 23 killed in Bangladesh stampede
At least 23 people (all women and children) were killed in a stampede at Bangaldesh’s Mymensingh district on Friday morning. The incident happened about 120 km north of capital Dhaka, as huge crowd was gathered outside a donor's house to receive clothes, distributed during holy month of Ramzaan.

Jaitley admitted not making 'best of choice' on Chauhan's appointment at FTII: Pookutty
Oscar-winning sound mixer and designer Resul Pookutty claimed on Twitter that the information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley in a meeting with them has admitted that the government has not made the ‘best of choice’ on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chief of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

3 killed, thousands stranded in Jammu; Amarnath yatra halted
At least three people were killed and thousands including Amarnath pilgrims were stranded following the incessant rains and landlines in Jammu which also led to the closure of 300 km-long Jammu-Srinagar highway. The Indian Air Force choppers evacuated nearly 35 BSF jawans from different places along the international border as incessant rains since last night disrupted normal life across Jammu region. Heavy rainfall in the region has forced the administration to halt the Amarnath yatra.

Aakash missile inducted in Air Force
The indigenously-developed supersonic surface-to-air missile "Aakash" was inducted in the Indian Air Force in Gwalior on Friday. The missile, having a speed three times faster than that of sound, can hit eight targets at a time.

Aerobridge hits flight at Mumbai airport
GoAir flight G8-305 from Mumbai, with 168 passengers onboard, was hit by the aerobridge on Friday morning after it landed at the Chennai airport. The aircraft was stationary, waiting for the aerobridge to be connected. The AAI operator was unable to safely align the aerobridge to the aircraft, as he was too fast and thus unable to control its movement.

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