July 18, 2017 Top 5 trending stories: Mayawati’s threat to Sushma’s benevolence

BSP leader Mayawati threatened to resign from RS as she was not allowed to raise topic of Dalit atrocities. Also, Sushma Swaraj has confirmed visa to Pakistani Kashmiri patient, without Sartaj Aziz’s recommendation. A look at the top five trending stories of the day.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday threatened to resign from the Rajya Sabha after she was not allowed to raise the issue of atrocities on Dalits. “I have come to this House to be the voice of the Dalits and backwards — to raise their issues. But when I am not allowed to speak then why should I stay here,” she asked while speaking the media after coming out of the Rajya Sabha.

July 18, 2017 Top 5 trending stories: Mayawati’s threat to Sushma’s benevolence

After resorting to indiscriminate heavy shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani Army on Tuesday resorted to shelling in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector. Defence ministry sources said Pakistani Army used small arms, automatics and mortars to target Indian positions in Bhawani Jhanger area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district.

July 18, 2017 Top 5 trending stories: Mayawati’s threat to Sushma’s benevolence

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said a patient from Pakistan-administered Kashmir who is seeking treatment in New Delhi for a liver tumour needed no recommendation from the Pakistan government for a medical visa because the territory is “an integral part of India”.

July 18, 2017 Top 5 trending stories: Mayawati’s threat to Sushma’s benevolence

An 18-year-old boy, the son of a bureaucrat couple here, allegedly committed suicide in south Mumbai this morning, a police official said. The boy, the only child of his parents, allegedly jumped from the Dariya Mahal building at Nepean Sea Road in the Malabar Hill area at around 8 am, he said. He lived with his parents in the Marine Lines area, the official said. The boy left his home today at around 7 am saying he was going to meet his friend at Nepean Sea Road, he said.

July 18, 2017 Top 5 trending stories: Mayawati’s threat to Sushma’s benevolence

Clearing the confusion over the appointments of the support staff of the Indian cricket team, the BCCI on Tuesday promoted current batting coach Sanjay Bangar as the assistant coach and re-signed Bharat Arun as the bowling coach till the 2019 ICC World Cup. R.Sridhar will continue to serve the team as the fielding coach.

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