Top 10 news at 12PM on July 22: Chhota Rajan gang shooter arrested, Police-Army scuffle in J&K and more

22 July 2017, 01:53 PM

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1. Govt appoints Sanjay Kothari as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

The government on Saturday appointed Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

Bharat Lal was appointed Joint Secretary to President-elect whereas senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Ram Nath Kovind.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has cleared these appointments for an initial period of two years, it said.

2. Army personnel, police engage in scuffle at checkpoint in J&K’s Ganderbal; 6 policemen injured

Army personnel and Police engaged into scuffle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal on Friday. The scuffle broke out after an argument at a checkpoint.

The police registered a case after the scuffle. As per reports, six policemen were injured in the incident.

3. STF arrests Chhota Rajan gang’s sharp shooter Khan Mubarak; recovers arms, cash from him

The Special Task Force on Saturday arrested Chota Rajan gang’s sharp shooter Khan Mubarak. STF has also recovered huge cache of arms and cash from Khan Mubarak.

Khan Mubarak is brother of Zafar Supari Khan who is enemy of Mumbai blast accused Dawood Ibrahim. Zafar Supari Khan used to supply shooters to Chota Rajan gang.

4. United States appoints Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary

Sarah Sanders was appointed new White House press secretary on Saturday. Her father Mike Huckabee, a former governor, had trained daughter in hardscrabble politics - and down-home rhetoric.

Sarah has been given perhaps the toughest job in world that is speaking for President Donald Trump. She hails from a town called “Hope” which is also the birthplace of former president Bill Clinton.

5. World Para Athletics Championships 2017: Karamjyoti Dalal clinches bronze in women's discus with staggering 19.02 m throw

India won its third medal in the ongoing World Para Athletics Championships 2017 at London after discus-thrower Karamjyoti Dalal clinched a bronze medal in the Women’s F55 category on Friday.

Dalal managed to pull off a herculean effort to throw 19.02m thereby edging her Baharaini competitor Alomari Roba to a podium finish.

6. 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' box office collection, day 1: Konkona Sen Sharma-starrer gets a decent start

Konkona Sen Sharma’s recent release ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, which was released this Friday after much of a debate, has got a decent start at the box office.

The movie which talks about women empowerment in the patriarchal society, has got rave reviews from the audience and critics. ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ which was touted to be ‘too lady-oriented’ had its share of controversies which included a stay on its release too.

7. Ganguly terms India favourite to win women’s world cup, praises ‘superb’ Harmanpreet Kaur

Former Indian men’s cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly has praised Harmanpreet Kaur for her “superb” innings against Australia in the 2ndsemifinal of Women’s World Cup in Derby.

“I saw her innings, (Harmanpreet) Kaur was superb yesterday. They will beat England in the final on Sunday,” Ganguly said at Eden Gardens on Friday.

8. What? Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar at loggerheads post IIFA 2017?

Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar have been in the headlines ever since the two have hosted the IIFA 2017. While the ‘nepotism rocks’ joke started off a fresh controversy, the recent buzz suggests that Saif and KJo too have been at loggerheads post the event.

Apparently, Saif is miffed with Johar for stealing his on stage time during IIFA. As per the media reports, the ‘Phantom’ actor, who was co-hosting IIFA with Karan this year, wanted the stage time, punches and dialogues equally divided between the two.

9. ED sends notice to Shah Rukh Khan, Bachchan family and Ajay Devgn over forex remittances

Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan is not alone who was is facing ED questions. In the latest update, all members of the Bachchan family have been asked to share details of their foreign exchange remittances over the past 13 years by the government agency.

In addition, the agency has also sent a notice to Shivaay actor Ajay Devgn seeking information on his cross-border remittances.

10. India protests against US terror report mentioning PoK as ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’

India on Friday conveyed its strong protest to US over their terror report mentioning Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as “Azad Jammu & Kashmir.” The terror report also mentions that the area being used by terrorists to carry out attack in India.

As per the report in a leading newspaper, the Indian government approached US authorities after the report was made public. An official spokesperson of external affairs ministry said that the matter has been raised to US authorities and lodged the protest.
First Published: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:38 PM
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