Morning Digest | 18-year-old gang-raped in Manipur after female vigilantes handed her over to gunmen; as tension rose, Meiteis insisted on leaving Mizoram

Members of Meira Paibis, a vigilante group of Meitei women, block traffic in Imphal on June 19, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP

The 18-year-old was gang-raped in Manipur after female vigilantes handed her over to gunmen

It is one of several cases of sexual violence reported from the State since ethnic violence broke out between the Kuki tribe and the predominantly Meitei communities on May 3. The traumatized woman complained after a video went viral this week, showing three women stripped and paraded, one of them raped, in Thoubal on May 4.

Kuki women students of Manipur University recount the horror of targeted mob attacks

For a good six hours between the night of May 3 and 4, four female Ph.D. research scholars of the Manipur University campus in Imphal cowered in a toilet of their hostel building as an armed mob went around systematically searching students, staff and teachers from the Kuki-Zomi community.

As tensions rose, Meiteis insisted on leaving Mizoram

The Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association (PAMRA), an organization of ex-extremists, issued a statement on Friday saying that Mizoram is no longer safe for the Meiteis due to heightened tension following “barbaric and heinous acts committed by miscreants in Manipur”. Mizos and Kukis are racially related, as are the Chins of Myanmar and the Chin-Kukis of Bangladesh.

Trinamool, BJP trade charges over attacks on women in West Bengal

Minister of State for Women and Child Development Sashi Panja said the incident involved a robbery in a market. The police took itsuo motu knowledge of the event.

G-20 Joint Communiqué | Russia accepted a for Ukraine war

At the G-20 meeting, China continued to object to a joint document that said geopolitical issues should not be included in the statements and South Africa introduced new concerns; countries differ on ‘phasing out’ versus ‘phasing down’ of fossil fuels during the energy transition discussion held in Goa.

UPA government destroyed the banking system: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said greed for power overrode national interest during the UPA government, which wreaked havoc on the banking sector, but his dispensation has nursed it back to good financial health. He also said that India is now among the countries with the strongest banking sector following a series of measures taken by his government.

LJP factions lock horns, as Paras says he won’t hand over Hajipur to Chirag

The BJP is trying hard to broker peace between the two factions of the LJP – the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) led by Chirag Paswan and the Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party (RLJP), led by Pashupati Kumar Paras – ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. However, the situation does not seem to be working out as the leaders of both the factions are standing firm on the Hajipur seat.

The government-run Tele MANAS helpline fielded two lakh distress calls

The service, which aims to strengthen mental health service delivery in the country, has “reached a milestone of receiving more than 2,00,000 calls from different parts of the country since the launch of this toll-free service,” the Union Health Ministry said. The Ministry added that with 42 operational Tele MANAS cells in 31 States and Union Territories, the service currently handles over 1,300 calls per day in 20 languages.

45 stranded after heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal

As Maharashtra continues to receive heavy rains, two Indian Air Force helicopters have joined forces to rescue people stranded in Mahagaon taluk of Yavatmal district, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. Yavatmal has been experiencing waterlogging and flooding for the past two days.

Heavy rain batter south Gujarat and Saurashtra; car, may have been swept away in Junagadh city

In Junagadh city, dozens of parked vehicles and cattle were swept away by gushing water after it received 241 mm of rain in just 12 hours till 8 pm on July 22. People were seen wading through waist-deep water to safer places. Some of them were rescued by volunteers as they were swept away by strong currents.

Naveen Patnaik has equaled Jyoti Basu’s record as the second longest serving CM of India

Mr. Patnaik held the post for a remarkable 23 years and 138 days, sharing this rank with the late veteran CPI (M) leader. The title of the longest serving CM, however, belongs to Pawan Kumar Chamling, the former CM of Sikkim, who held the post for a remarkable 24 years and 166 days.

Israel’s military reserves threaten judicial settlement

The judicial revamp has divided the country and sparked one of the largest protest movements in Israeli history, with weekly demonstrations that often draw thousands.

Women’s cricket | The third India-Bangladesh ODI ended in a tie, the series tied at 1-1

Needing 10 runs from 19 deliveries with four wickets in hand, India looked set for a comfortable win. However, the visitors suffered a batting collapse towards the end to lose their last four wickets within the span of 16 balls while chasing 226 for victory.

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