Chinese incursion in Chumar sector      

New Delhi:  Indian and Chinese troops had come face to face in Chumar area of Ladakh in July when the latter transgressed into the Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Army sources said after the two sides came face to face in Chumar–which is northeast of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, they both showed banners as per the agreed drills and returned to their respective positions peacefully. As per the banner drills, when both sides see each others’ troops in their side of the perceived LAC, they show big flags on the transgression and the need for going back from their positions. They said the situation was peaceful and dismissed reports about tension between the two sides on the issue.

Jaya moves SC on Island row

New Delhi: Alleging continued killing and harassment of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged the Supreme Court to expeditiously hear its petition challenging the Centre’s 1974 decision to cede Kachatheevu Island to the island nation. “It is therefore just and necessary that the instant writ petition is heard at an early date. Grave prejudice and irreparable loss and hardship would continue to be caused to the fisher folk of Tamil Nadu whose lives and liberty to carry on their occupation are in danger with every passing day,” she said in her application through counsel Srikala Gurukrishna Kumar.

TN police halt VS move to visit Kudankulam 

Thiruvananthapuram: Ignoring the CPIM’s official line, party veteran V S Achuthanandan on Monday set out to Kundankulam to pledge solidarity with anti-nuclear protesters but was stopped by Tamil Nadu Police at the border town of Kaliyikkavila near here. As Achuthanandan’s car entered the border town, an officer of Tamil Nadu police stopped the vehicle and requested the 88-year-old leader not to proceed further in view of the security concerns. Complying with the request, Achuthandan said he was disappointed that he could not visit the coastal village in Tamil Nadu to pledge solidarity with the protesters but did not want to create any law and order problem in the neighbouring state.  “I don’t wish to worsen the law and order situation in your state. I only wish peace prevails in Tamil Nadu. So I am returning by complying with your request”, the former Kerala Chief Minister told the police official.

CBI arrests own man in Mumbai

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested its sub-inspector posted in its economic offence wing in Mumbai for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 for not naming an accused in a criminal case registered by the wing. A CBI spokesperson said he was caught red-handed taking the bribe on a tip-off by the accused and his permises in Mumbai were searched. He has been taken on remand from a competent court in the city, she added.

Shehla Masood trial postponed

Indore: The trial in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case has been  postponed till October 11 as the special CBI court judge went on leave owing to ill-health. The trial would resume on October 11 and Sultan Masood (Shehla’s father) and two of the deceased’s relatives – Sayeed Rahil Hussain and Sohail Athar Zaidi – would then depose before the court, CBI sources said. On October 12, two prosecution witnesses – Anurag Patel and Rubab Jaidi (Shehla’s aunt) – would testify in the case, sources said. The Shehla case trial had begun on August 31 with sole prosecution witness M R Uikey, the assistant sub-inspector of police.

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