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27 of the 47 policemen held guilty by a CBI court in Lucknow on Friday of killing 11 Sikh pilgrims at three different spots in Pilibhit district in a fake encounter on July 12, 1991, have gone missing. The cops were not produced before the court at the time of pronouncement of the interim order.
The National Investigation Agency is now looking at the possibility of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s involvement in the Smjhauta Express blast of 2007. The NIA, when UPA was in power, had pinned the blame on five persons who claimed to be members of the Hindu group Abhinav Bharat.
The world’s first white tiger sanctuary has opened at Mukundpur, 20km from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. Wildlife experts, though, have been critical of white tiger breeding since it has no conservation value.
A team of Uttar Pradesh MLAs are on a three-nation tour of Japan, Australia and New Zealand, drawing sharp criticism from opposition BJP which dubbed the move as a clear case of "misplaced priorities". The visit is being claimed to be a "study tour" to help lawmakers handle the drought situation better.
The honour is named after founder of modern Saudi Arabian state, Abdulaziz Al Saud. Among other notable recipients of this honour are US President Barack Obama, British PM David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
PM Modi also invited Saudi businessmen to invest in India, and opened the door for more Indian companies to operate in the desert kingdom. The two sides also held detailed discussions on Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.
The Trimbakeshwar Temple authorities on Sunday imposed a restriction on men's entry too into the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord Shiva shrine with an aim to provide "equal treatment" to both the genders, a trustee said.