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Major News and Events of 18 January 2019

What Happened on 18 January 2019


18 January 2019 Current Events After Alok Verma, Asthana and three others in CBI shown the door

While the appointment of a new CBI chief is still underway, the central government has outed four top officials from the agency. The numbers also include Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was booked by Verma in a bribery case.

Others who have been shunted out are M.K. Sinha, A.K. Sharma and Jayant Naiknavare. Their services have been terminated with immediate effect. While the rest three will remain in services for the Centre, Naiknavarewill will be reporting back to Maharashtra, his parent cadre.


Avalanche in Ladakh; one dead, nine trapped

Earlier this morning, an avalanche hit an SUV on the Khardung La pass, in Ladakh. The accident resulted in the death of one person, while nine others have gone missing. Rescue teams from the State Disaster Relief Force have already reached the sit, some 40 km away from Leh.

The state of Jammu & Kashmir has had heavy snowfall in the past few days.


After Alok Verma, Asthana and three others in CBI shown the door

While the appointment of a new CBI chief is still underway, the central government has outed four top officials from the agency. The numbers also include Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was booked by Verma in a bribery case.Others who have been shunted out are M.K. Sinha, A.K. Sharma and Jayant Naiknavare. Their services have been terminated with immediate effect. While the rest three will remain in services for the Centre, Naiknavarewill will be reporting back to Maharashtra, his parent cadre.

Avalanche in Ladakh; one dead, nine trapped

Earlier this morning, an avalanche hit an SUV on the Khardung La pass, in Ladakh. The accident resulted in the death of one person, while nine others have gone missing. Rescue teams from the State Disaster Relief Force have already reached the sit, some 40 km away from Leh.The state of Jammu & Kashmir has had heavy snowfall in the past few days.




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