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Major News and Events of 16 April 2018

What Happened on 16 April 2018


India positioned at third, grabs a total of 66 medals in the CWG 2018

Including 26 gold medals in its medal tally, India has earned the third position in the Commonwealth Games 2018 held in Gold Coast, Australia. With a total of 66 medals, it has surpassed its medal tally of Glagow Commonwealth Games 2014 by 2 medals. On the final day of the Games, Saina Nehwal claimed her victory by winning a gold medal in an all-Indian final of women's singles in badminton against P V Sindhu, who won a silver medal. Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won a  silver medal in the finals of the women's doubles in squash. The phenomenal Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth also won a silver medal in the finals of the men's singles. Table tennis player, Manika Batra created history by winning the first ever women's singles table tennis gold for India. India is really proud of its 200-strong athletics, who  performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and ranked it on the third position. The total medal count of India comes to 66 with a total of 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals. 

Trial for the Kathua gang rape and murder case begins today

Finally, the trial for justice begins in the Kathua rape and murder case after days of protests by the enraged citizens all over the country on Monday. Eight, including a juvenile, have been accused of keeping an eight-year old girl, Ashifa in captivity and sexually assaulting her before murdering. The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has demanded for a special fast track court to finish the trial in 90 days. Separate charge sheets have been filed for the seven culprits and a juvenile. While seven of the accused culprits will be tried in the sessions court, the chief judicial magistrate of Kathua will hold the trial for the juvenile. The Supreme Court took a dig at some lawyers of Jammu Bar Association as well as the Kathua Bar for hindering the judicial process of the case. The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two Sikh public prosecutors for the trial in this delicate case to ensure “neutrality” in view of Hindu-Muslim polarisation over the case.




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