Pathankot attack, Delhi diesel ban, school boy scores 1000 runs: Top stories of the day

From Pathankot terrorist attack to the Manipur earthquake, here are the top stories of the day in a one-minute read

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 5, 2016 4:52 pm
Soldiers climb up the stairs of a residential building outside the Indian air force base in Pathankot on Sunday evening as the gunbattle continued. (AP Photo) Soldiers climb up the stairs of a residential building outside the Indian air force base in Pathankot on Sunday evening as the gunbattle continued. (AP Photo)

Here are the top stories of the day to catch up on.

Pathankot attack: The coverage continues on the terror attack at the Pathankot IAF base where at least five terrorists have been gunned down and a search is on for the dead body of the sixth one. Meanwhile, security officials told the Indian Express that the terrorists entered the base premises on the afternoon of January 1. Officials also said a phone call from Pakistan was made to taxi driver Ikagar Singh, who was killed by the terrorists. Read more here.

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Supreme Court upholds ban on sale of large diesel cars in Delhi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel cars in New Delhi to combat toxic smog in India’s capital, but postponed hearing an industry appeal on an environmental tax that carmakers say will hit investment. Read more

Pranav Dhanawade becomes first cricketer to score 1000 runs in single innings

Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade became the first player to score 1000 runs in a single innings.

Batting for Smt KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, the opening batsman resumed the day from his overnight score of 652 runs and crossed the 1000-run mark after Lunch.

His school declared the innings at 1465/3 with Parnav unbeaten at 1009 which he scored of 323 balls and at a strike-rate of 312.38. He played for a total of 395 minutes. Read more

Delhi odd-even formula: Monday, the first working day for the odd-even scheme, was a big test for the Delhi administration and the police. Remember, this is the formula being imposed to control vehicular pollution and congestion on the streets. But with the joint coordination efforts of the government, police, DTC and Metro, people seemed willing to follow the rule. Even though there were violations, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said it amounted to just 0.01% of the total vehicular population. Read more here.

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Sardar jokes: The Supreme Court has said that it will consider banning ‘Sardar jokes’ if the community feels offended about it and files an appeal for prohibition. It is the PIL of Sikh lawyer Harvinder Chowdhury that demands a ban on the jokes. She said such jokes are an attack on the dignity of the community. Read more here.

(Compiled by Vishnu Varma)

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