Indian Olympian marathon runner OP Jaisha has complained about how authorities did not even care about minimum requirement of water. “I could have died there”, said a distraught OP Jaisha as she recalled the women’s marathon event at Rio Olympics. LG Najeeb Jung has suspended two Delhi government officers. Here are top five news of the hour on August 22.
1: Indian officials apathy could have killed me in Rio, says distraught Jaisha
“I could have died there”, said a distraught OP Jaisha as she recalled the women’s marathon event at Rio Olympics during which she claimed she was not provided any water and energy drinks by the officials despite designated stations were given for India.
2: LG Najeeb Jung suspends two Delhi Govt officers, refers case to CBI
Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday suspended Navelendra Kumar Singh, former OSD to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and another official for allegedly handing over land meant for DUSIB to a private party.
3: Kashmir issue: CM Mufti says unrest was pre-planned
Contending that the unrest in Kashmir was “pre-planned”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said a “handful of people” were deliberately keeping the Valley on the boil while 95 per cent people were peace-loving and should not be punished for the fault of 5 per cent.
4: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award announced: Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai are new sports ratna
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, on Monday, announced that PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai will be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by Government of India on next Republic Day.
5: Pakistan sends 2008 Mumbai terror attack 'financier' to judicial remand
The alleged financier of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, who supplied nearly Rs 4 million to the LeT men, has been sent to judicial remand after the Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the case did not allow the FIA to have his custody for more days.