Evening digest: No live coverage of terror attack, govt tell TV channels

GN Bureau | July 27, 2015



The information and broadcasting ministry on Monday asked television channels not to show live coverage of the anti-terrorism operations in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab. It said the media coverage should be restricted to periodic briefing by an officer designated by the appropriate government till such operation concludes. Meanwhile, Gurdaspur terror attack ends and terrorists killed. Victory chants by Punjab SWAT at the spot

Manic Monday: Sensex ends day 551 points down
The S&P BSE Sensex ended the session down 550.93 points, or 1.96 per cent, at 27,561.38 amid worries over a likely tightening of participatory notes (P-notes) rules following a recommendation by a supreme court panel on black money. A sharp fall in Asian markets added to the sentiment. The 50-share Nifty index settled 160.55 points, or 1.88 per cent, to close at 8,361.

Air India cuts losses to Rs 5,547.47 crore
Air India has achieved the target set out in the Turn Around Plan (TAP), and has made substantial progress in both operational as well as financial areas, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Minister Mahesh Sharma told Lok Sabha today. Its net loss was downat Rs 5,547.47 crore in the previous fiscal as compared to a net loss of Rs 7,559.74 crore in FY12,

China stocks plunge to eight-year low
China stocks plunged more than 8 percent, their biggest one-day drop in more than eight years, as a government-triggered rebound petered out amid profit-taking, concerns over economic health and fears of an end to Beijing's inclination toward looser monetary policies. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 8.6 percent, to 3,818.73, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 8.5 percent, to 3,725.56 points. The drops were the biggest since Feb. 27, 2007.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along border
In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers today targeted border outposts in Jammu district of J&K. Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along IB in Arnia sector of Jammu district, a BSF officer said. There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, he said. There have been over 13 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along Indo-Pak border this month.

Robert Vadra asked by lok sabha secretariat to explain Facebook post
Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been asked to explain comments on Facebook that were seen to be against the ruling BJP. The Lok Sabha secretariat has asked Vadra to explain after BJP MPs moved a privilege motion against the businessman for "attempting to malign the image of Parliament." Based on Mr Vadra's response, the Speaker may refer the matter to the privileges committee, said officials. BJP lawmakers have called for action against Mr Vadra for posting on Facebook: "Parliament begins and so do their petty diversion political tactics... People of India are not fooled. Regret to see India Led by such so called leaders !!"

Karnataka Lokayukta son arrested
 In a major development, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka Police has arrested Lokayukta extortion racket kingpin and son of Lokayukta Y Bhaskara Rao, Y Ashwin Rao. According to reports he was arrested in Auranbad district of Maharashtra. Some claim that he was arrested near Hyderabad in Telangana. Ashwin Rao is the prime accused in extortion racket which allegedly collected over Rs.200 crores from more than 109 bureaucrats and others in the last two years. However, the police are yet to make the arrest public.

SC issues notice to Jaya on Karnataka's petition
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday was issued notice by the Supreme Court on Karnataka government's petition challenging the state high court's verdict. The Karnataka High Court had given a clean chit to Jayalalithaa and three others on May 11, clearing them of "all charges" in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case.

On Monday, an apex court bench headed by Justice PC Ghose also issued notice returnable in eight weeks on the petition by DMK leader K Anbazhagan and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, both challenging Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Jayalalithaa.

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