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5 Must Reads: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh seeks probe into snooping on Nitin Gadkari; clashes in Karnataka's Belgaum; and more

Monday, 28 July 2014 - 1:15pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 Former PM Manmohan Singh seeks probe even as Nitin Gadkari dismisses media reports of bugging as 'highly speculative'
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday there should be an investigation into the report of bugging devices having been found in Gadkari's residence, and asked the government to explain the issue in Parliament. "If ministers' houses are bugged, then it is not a good omen. It should be investigated. How can it happen? It should be explained by the government in the House," he told reporters at an Iftar get-together hosted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Read more

#2 Clash in Karnataka's Belgaum amidst reports of alleged police high-handedness
Opposing the action of demolishing the 'Maharashtra State Yellur' sign post near the Maharashtra-Karnataka border for the second time, the Karnataka police on Sunday allegedly lathi-charged the citizens of Yellur region as showed in video footage captured by news channels, resulting in several people being injured. Read more

#3 Debutant lifter Satish Sivalingam strikes gold for India; Ravi Katulu fetches silver at Commonwealth Games
Indian weightlifter Satish Sivalingam scripted history in just his debut Commonwealth Games, breaking the Games record en route to a gold medal, while compatriot Ravi Katulu took the silver in the men's 77kg event here. The 22-year-old Satish, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist, lifted a total of 328kg (149+179) to pip the 2010 CWG gold medallist Ravi, who had to be content with a silver medal following an effort of 317kg (142+175). Read more

#4 Saharanpur Riots: 38 arrested as 3 killed and 13 injured; curfew to be relaxed for four hours today
Uneasy calm prevailed in violence-hit areas of Saharanpur in Western Uttar Pradesh even as the district administration announced relaxation in curfew for a few hours on Monday. 38 people were arrested as a political blame game erupted with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing Samajwadi Party (SP) of indulging in "vote-bank politics" and the Congress blasting the Uttar Pradesh government for "lapses". The relaxation in curfew is aimed at allowing the local to buy necessities and would be done in phases across the sensitive areas of the city. The administration will take a call on further relaxation in curfew after taking stick of the situation today evening. Read more

#5 Latest on Israel-Hamas conflict: Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school in Gaza; UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire
Israel has acknowledged that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a UN school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the shell could not have killed anyone. The shell was not fired at the school intentionally, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Meanwhile, The United Nations Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire. Read more



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