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Major News and Events of 19 July 2014

What Happened on 19 July 2014


Parents seek speedy arrest of rape culprits

Hundreds of annoyed parents in Bangalore protested against the delay and asked for a speedy arrest of the two teachers accused of sexual assault case of six-year-old student. Parents asked for the arrest and sought harsh action against the school management. They have submitted a memorandum to Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar.  He gave assurance to the angry parents that action will be taken against the culprits but he said nothing about their arrest.

Export abilities must be found out to eradicate poverty in northeastern states

Speakers at a meet arranged by industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that to remove poverty in the northeastern states, India must focus on the export abilities of these states to neighboring countries. Council member M.P. Bezbaruah expressed the need of studying the export ability of the north east state. The findings should then be matched with the demands in the markets of countries like Bangladesh, China and Myanmar. Government should also create export favorable conditions. Other members at the meet said that success in this regard can be achieved by solving the matter related to non-tariff barriers and connectivity.

Three AAP leaders arrested for stirring communal tension

The Aam Aadami Party leader Dilip Pandey and two party members were arrested on the charge of promoting the feeling of hatred between different communities. But party members stated that they are framed and wrongly arrested. Police called three members of the AAP for questioning regarding the matter of pasting posters in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi. The posters were requesting the Muslims to "gherao" the house of three Congress legislators who belonged to the same community but shaken hands with the BJP and RSS. After this the AAP leaders were arrested and a case under section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

Four more people dies of suspected encephalitis in Bengal

Encephalitis took four more lives at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Bengal. With this the total number of deaths from suspected encephalitis reached to 44 in the last 16 days. A team including two experts of School of Tropical Medicine (STM), Kolkata also visited the NBMCH to determine if the deaths were caused by the encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis syndromes. The team of delegates also visited the affected areas such as Dhupguri, Maynaguri and Malbaza.

Violent clash in Amarnath Yatra base camp

More than 40 people including protesters and security force personnel were injured in the clashes between security forces and protesters. The clash took place in Baltal base camp of the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. The fight started between a pony operator and a cook and took the shape of a violent fight. Almost 100 tents and six community kitchen were also set on fire during the clash. As per media reports, the situation at present is under control. Home Minister Rajnath Singh talked to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and asked him to take all the needed steps to keep the situation under control.

Badal requests Central government to intervene in HSGPC row

Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss the issue of establishing a separate board to look after Sikh gurdwaras in Haryana. He requested the Central government to intervene. Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami had also written a letter to the Haryana government asking to withdraw the consent of the governor regarding the controversial Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Bill, 2014. But the Haryana government refused to act and rejected to withdraw the new act. In his previous statements, Badal said that Haryana government was trying to divide Sikhs of the state by the HSGPC decision.