Major News and Events of 10 July 2016
What Happened on 10 July 2016
Valley boils as Clashes after militant Wani's death claims 17 Lives and Leaves over 200 Injured
United Spirit accuses Liquor Baron Mallya for Rs. 1,225 Crore Diversion
US introduces H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, Likely to Affect Indian IT Companies if Passed
Captain Radhika becomes First Indian Woman Captain to receive IMO Award
15 missing in Kerala are suspected to have joined ISIS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tour of South Africa yesterday interacted with the members of Phoenix Settlement Trust and planted a sapling at Sarvodaya. PM Modi travelled from Pentrich to Pietermaritzburg railway station, where young Mahatma Gandhi got thrown away from 1st class compartment in 1983 for protesting against racism. Modi arrived at Tanzania’s Dar-es-Salaam late last night where he was received by Tanzanian PM Kassim Majaliwa and Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe. After today's ceremonial welcome, PM Modi showed his drumming skills with Tanzanian President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli by playing traditional wooden drums. India and Tanzania signed 5 agreements which include extension of India’s $92 million Line of Credit for rehabilitating and improving water supply system of Zanzibar. Indian PM also termed Tanzania a crucial partner in International Solar Alliance, initiated by India.
Kashmir valley boiled as death toll reached 17 after a mob threw a car in Jhelum River killing a policeman. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reviewed the volatile situation in Kashmir and expressed his deep anguish at the loss of precious lives. He appealed to people for maintaining peace. Large number of people gathered at Wani's funeral yesterday evening in Tral despite restrictions. With over 200 people injured including 96 security personnel, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged police to follow Standard Operating Procedure. Senior police officers briefed media saying they are practicing restraint as they didn’t retaliate even after a mob burned down police station. Amarnath Yatra has resumed today.
Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s erstwhile group firm United Spirits Limited (USL) has accused in a filing to BSE that Mallya diverted funds (of Rs. 913.5 crore) and carried out improper transactions (of Rs. 311.8 crore) with entities (including Kingfisher Airlines and Formula One team) associated with him. Per USL, the gross violations came to light during an additional prima facie inquiry between October 2010 and July 2014. While hearing a plea of Enforcement Directorate, a Delhi court asked Mallya to appear before it on September 9.
Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell from New Jersey and Republican Dana Rohrabacher from California have introduced H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2016 in the House of Representatives. If the legislation is passed by the Senate, it may adversely affect revenue model of major big IT companies from India. The bill proposes to prohibit companies (employing more than 50 employees) from hiring H-1B employees if over 50 per cent of their employees are holders of H-1B and L-1 visas.
Shipping Ministry in a statement said that Captain Radhika Menon, master of Sampurna Swarajya (an oil products tanker), will receive 2016 International Maritime Organisation Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The award has been conferred to her on her successful role in rescuing 7 fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in Bay of Bengal’s tumultuous water during severe weather condition in June last year. During 116th session of United Nations’ specialised agency International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London, the IMO council endorsed the decision.
15 person from Muslim community who are reportedly missing from Kerala are believed to have joined terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Out of 15, 9 are men, 4 woman, a child, and an infant. Report says 3 of the missing women are pregnant. Their relatives have said the missing people informed them that they have reached their destination – the ‘Caliphate’ that ISIS wants to establish. 5 of the missing 15 persons had converted to Islam around a year back.