April 2, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:56 IST

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

April 2, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day
News wrap of the day.

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

1. PM Modi Reiterates His Resolve To Reduce Pendency Of Cases In Courts

PM Modi Reiterates His Resolve To Reduce Pendency Of Cases In Courts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Chief Justice JS Khehar that his government will make all efforts to back his resolve to reduce burden on the judiciary and pendency of cases.

"I assure the Chief Justice that government will back his 'sankalp' (resolve) to bring down the burden on the judiciary and reduce pendency of cases," he said in his address at the sesquicentennial celebrations marking 150 years of the Allahabad High Court.

2. Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe Into Akhilesh's Gomti Riverfront Project

Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe Into Akhilesh's Gomti Riverfront Project

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered a probe into the work done under the Gomti Riverfront project.

During a review meeting of the project, the chief minister also directed the Chief Secretary to constitute a committee for the probe.

3. Frankfurt Asks Indian Woman To Strip, Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report

Frankfurt Asks Indian Woman To Strip, Sushma Swaraj Seeks Report

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked for a report from the Indian Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany, after an Indian woman alleged racial profiling after she was asked to strip at Frankfurt airport.

In a direction to Indian Consul General Raveesh Kumar, Sushma tweeted "Please send me a report on this", tagging a news report on the incident.

4. 20 People Killed By Custodian Of Shrine In Pakistan

 20 People Killed By Custodian Of Shrine In Pakistan

At least 20 persons were killed and three injured by the custodian of a shrine in Sargodha city of Pakistan on Sunday morning, officials said.

According to Sargodha Deputy Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta, custodian Abdul Waheed, believed to be suffering from mental health issues, killed his disciples from machetes and batons after drugging them at the Ali Ahmed Gujjar shrine.

5. Multi-Level Fire Alarm System In Rajdhani, Tejas

Multi-Level Fire Alarm System In Rajdhani, Tejas

The railways will install an advanced, multi-level fire detection and response system in premier trains like Rajdhani Expresses and the upcoming Tejas Express.

Once the system in installed, a train will stop in case of a fire incident as brakes will be applied automatically if the smoke rises beyond a certain level, followed by announcement and hooter sirens in the affected coach.

6. AAP Rally Overshadowed With Chants Of 'Modi, Modi', Arvind Kejriwal Responds

AAP Rally Overshadowed With Chants Of 'Modi, Modi', Kejriwal Responds

Shouting "Modi, Modi" will not satiate your hunger, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told a group of men who tried disrupting his rally by raising slogans in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said if doing so would have resulted in the abolition of house tax, the key poll promise of AAP for the upcoming municipal polls, then even "I would shout Modi, Modi".

7. 4 Arrested For Stalking Union Minister Smriti Irani's Car In Delhi

4 Arrested For Stalking Union Minister Smriti Irani's Car In Delhi

Four DU students, who followed Union Minister Smriti Irani's car in Lutyens Delhi in an "inebriated" state, have been arrested for allegedly stalking and outraging the modesty of a woman.

Till last night, they were detained but later they were arrested for allegedly stalking and using words and gestures to outrage the modesty of a woman, police said. They will be produced in a court today.

8. Pakistan Media Turns Witty On April Fool's Day, Ex Minister Falls For Trap

Pakistan Media Turns Witty On April Fool's Day, Ex Minister Falls For Trap

Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik fell for a April Fool's Day prank when he reacted to a fake news story about naming of Islamabad's new airport after Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Express Tribune yesterday ran a story as an April Fool's Day prank on its website that the government has decided to name a new airport in the capital after the Chinese leader.

9. Miami Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Reach Women's Doubles Final

Miami Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Reach Women's Doubles Final

Sania Mirza combined with her partner Barbora Strycova to stave off a strong challenge from Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan and reach the women's double final at the Miami Open tennis tournament.

Sania and Barbora lost the opening set of their semi-final clash before staging a brilliant comeback to script a 6-7, 6-1, 10-4 against their fifth-seeded opponents.

10. Pratyusha Was Not In Live-In Relationship With Rahul, Says Mother

Pratyusha Was Not In Live-In Relationship With Rahul, Says Mother

Soma also said "Rahul created emotional pressure on her daughter and killed her".

She was present at the prayer meet on her daughter's death anniversary along with her husband Shankar Banerjee, actress and Pratyusha's friend and colleague Kamya Punjabi among others on Saturday.