Today’s LIVE Updates: 4 Killed in Shooting and Arson in Washington

Four people have died in a shooting and arson incident in the US capital Washington DC. On Wednesday, a gunman attacked a crowd here.
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Four people have died in a shooting and arson incident in the US capital Washington DC. On Wednesday, a gunman attacked a crowd here, killing three people and injuring one. According to the report, the suspected assailant was killed on the spot in police firing.

Today's other big news…

Tabla player Pandit Shubhankar Banerjee passes away

Renowned tabla player Pandit Shubhankar Banerjee passed away on Thursday at the age of 54. He was battling corona infection for two months. He was admitted to the hospital on June 20. He was on oxygen support for the last several days. From Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan to Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, he had jugalbandi with all the veterans.

68 new cases of coronavirus found in New Zealand

Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

68 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in New Zealand. This is the largest number of new cases found in a single day after April 2020. So far 277 infected have been found. The transition to the delta variant is increasing here. In view of this, a strict lockdown has been imposed in the entire country. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was confident the lockdown was working and that new cases would soon begin to subside.

The Central Government has approved the 9 names sent by the Supreme Court Collegium

The Central Government has accepted the recommendations of the 9-Judge Collegium in the Supreme Court. Now they have been sent to the President. It is believed that its official announcement can be made by Friday. Justice BV Nagarathna will become the first woman CJI in the history of the Indian judiciary. According to the report, the swearing-in of all the judges can also take place in the Supreme Court next week.

SC asks Solicitor General why investigation against public representatives is so slow?

The hearing was also held on Wednesday in the Supreme Court for early disposal of cases registered against sitting and former MLAs-MPs. During this, the court expressed concern over the slow pace of investigation by the ED and the CBI in the cases of sitting and former MPs/MLAs and not giving reasons for non-filing of charge sheets even after 10 years in many cases. A bench of CJI NV Ramana asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta why the pace of the investigation is so slow in these cases.

Malabar exercise of quad countries will start today

The navies of India, the US, Japan and Australia will begin the Malabar naval exercise off the coast of the Pacific island of Guam on Thursday. This 25th edition has been named Malabar 21, which will run from 26 to 29 August. All the four-member countries of the Quad will participate in this exercise. The Indian Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that the objective of this exercise is to increase coordination and cooperation between the navies.

Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

Flight connecting Jamnagar with Bangalore and Hyderabad starts from today

Flights connecting Jamnagar in Gujarat with Bengaluru and Hyderabad will start on Thursday. Star Air will start flights on the Jamnagar-Bengaluru route and the Jamnagar-Hyderabad route under the 'UDAN' scheme. Under UDAN, the central, state governments and airport operators provide financial assistance to selected airlines, so that flights can be started from those airports where their number is less. Also, the rent is not kept very high.

The central government called an all-party meeting today on the Afghanistan crisis

The central government has called an all-party meeting today regarding the Afghanistan crisis. During this, information about the efforts made to evacuate the Indians trapped in Afghanistan will be given to the opposition parties. Also, what will be the strategy of the Indian government after the Taliban rule in the neighbouring country, can also be discussed. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had tweeted that PM Narendra Modi has ordered that the leaders of all political parties should be given complete information about the meeting.

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