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Major News and Events of 11 July 2017

What Happened on 11 July 2017


Amarnath yatra resumes after terror attack

According to reports, Amarnath is progressing smoothly and hundreds of devotees have set off for the Amarnath Shrine. The security measures have been reviewed and beefed up along all the routes leading to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Anantnag and Ganderbal districts. Police said, additional police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed en route to the holy cave shrine to prevent repeat of any such terror incident. They said, investigations have been launched into the attack and few people have been detained for questioning.

Supreme court suspends ban on cattle trade for slaughter

According to reports, the Supreme Court has retained the interim direction of the Madras High Court thereby suspending the ban on cattle trade for slaughter, and made it effective across India. The Central government stated that it is reconsidering the notification by taking into account various objections and suggestions of stakeholders and will come up with an amended notification.

Gopal Krishna Gandhi is opposition party candidate for Vice President

According to reports, opposition parties have agreed on former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi as their candidate for the post of Vice President of India. The reports states that the meeting, convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, was held in Parliament House. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, and leaders of BSP, RLD, CPI(M), CPI, National Conference, NCP, Samajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress were among those who attended the meeting. Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former bureaucrat.