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The BJP reconstituted its parliamentary council on Wednesday; Now on CBI’s radar in a solar scam case, Rahul Gandhi’s key aide KC Venugopal; DGCA Issues Strict Guidelines Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases; Kashmiri Pandit shot down in the valley; His affair is celebrated, says Bilkis Bano, leave me alone; Chinese spy ship docked in Sri Lanka sparks concern

India Top News Live, August 17: While the idea was to leave no room for ambiguity about his overall political ambition for the 2024 general election, then Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Leader Arvind Kejriwal has pulled it off. feat during his speech at the AAP event. Wednesday in the nation’s capital.

Launching the “Make India Number 1” campaign, Kejriwal called on the country’s 130 million people to join the “national mission” on five projects – education, health, employment, women’s rights and sustainable agriculture.

The BJP on Wednesday reconstituted its Parliamentary Council, the party’s top decision-making body, and the Central Election Commission (CEC) after eight years, dropping veterans such as Nitin Gadkari and Shivraj Singh Chouhan and creating a stir by including faces such as former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura, the first Sikh leader to become a member of the Parliamentary Council.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has questioned All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary General KC Venugopal in connection with the alleged sexual exploitation of a con artist involved in the Kerala solar scam. Sources said on Tuesday that Venugopal was questioned about the matter a week ago at the agency’s headquarters in Delhi.

Hours after Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri said on Wednesday that all Rohingya refugees would be moved to EWS apartments at Bakkarwala in DelhiUnion Home Minister Amit Shah’s office issued a statement denying such a move by the Centre.

Given the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has advised airlines to ensure passengers wear face masks correctly throughout the journey. and ensure appropriate passenger awareness through different platforms.

In the event that a passenger does not comply with the instructions, strict measures will be taken by the airlines against the passenger, the DGCA added, the ANI reported.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved judgment on separate motions by the Jharkhand government and Chief Minister Hemant Soren against an order by the Jharkhand High Court that accepted the maintainability of a PIL for a investigation against the head of the JMM who was accused of granting himself a mining lease as the state’s minister of mines.

Eleven convicts serving life sentences in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case during the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from Godhra sub-prison on Monday after a state government panel ruled approved their request for a remission, according to senior officials. One day later, when contacted by the Indian ExpressBilkis said, “Please leave me alone…I offered duas (prayers) for the soul of my daughter Saleha”.

As China’s ballistic missile and satellite tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrived at Port of Hambantota, a strategically important deep-sea port in southern Sri Lanka, on Tuesday morning, China said its ship’s activities will not affect security from any country and should not be “obstructed” by a “third party” – a reference to India and its security concerns. Asked about Delhi’s concerns and the delay of the Chinese ship’s visit, Qi Zhenhong, Beijing’s envoy to Sri Lanka, who was present at Hambantota port when the ship arrived, told reporters: “I don’t know, you should ask Indian Friends… I don’t know. Maybe that’s life.

Activists threw grenades and escaped the cordon of the security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kutpora neighborhood of Shopian on Tuesday evening following reports of the presence of militants there, they said. During the operation militants threw grenades at the search party and fire was returned. However, the activists escaped due to darkness, a police spokesman said.

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