QWrap: Journalist Thrashed in UP; Chandrayaan II Launch on 15 July

‘Urinated In My Mouth’: GRP Cops Thrash Journo in UP, Suspended

In the latest incident of police action against journalists in Uttar Pradesh, a local reporter covering the derailment of a goods train in the state’s Shamli district was thrashed by a unit of the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Tuesday, 11 June.

A video of the incident shows the GRP personnel, dressed in plain clothes, beat up the journalist – identified as Amit Sharma of Hindi news channel News 24.

The police officers seen in the video – Station House Officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar and constable Sanjay Pawar – have been suspended following the incident.

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Post 2019 Polls Results, UP Witnesses a Surge in Political Murders

Since the results of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections were declared, a series of politically motivated murders have taken place in Uttar Pradesh. In the first week after the results alone, more than half a dozen leaders from various political parties were killed.

Most of the leaders who were killed belong to the Samajwadi Party.

To ensure that the murders do not affect the morale of party workers, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav and BJP MP Smriti Irani visited the families of the leaders who were killed from their respective parties.

The series of political murders began in Amethi, the constituency where Irani defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a prestige battle – with the Congress losing the seat after decades.

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ISRO to Launch Chandrayaan-2, India’s Second Moon Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday, 12 June, announced that India’s ambitious second moon mission – Chandrayaan 2 – will launch on 15 July.

“Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched on 15 July at 2:51 am,” said K Sivan, chairman of ISRO.

On Wednesday, ISRO unveiled the spacecraft at Bengaluru’s ISRO Satellite Integration And Test Establishment. According to officials in Bengaluru, these components will be moved out of the Bengaluru by 20 June to Sriharikota.

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Cyclone Vayu Turns ‘Very Severe’ as It Advances Towards Gujarat

As many as 1.6 lakh people have been evacuated in the low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu, expected on Thursday, 12 June, morning.

After making landfall, the cyclone is likely to move along and parallel to Saurashtra and the Kutch coast.

At 6 PM on Wednesday, the cyclone was situated around 280 kilometres south of Veraval.

Earlier, the met department had changed the category of the cyclone from ‘severe’ to ‘very severe’.

The Indian Navy has formed teams in several cities in the western regions, kept on standby to response immediately to the impending cyclone.

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Anand Kumar on Why Hrithik is Perfect for His Biopic ‘Super 30’

Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 is all set to release on 12 July. It’s based on the real life story of Anand Kumar, who started his coaching classes named Super 30, where he tutored underprivileged students who couldn’t afford the expensive IIT-JEE coaching classes.

Ahead of the film’s release, The Quint caught up with Kumar to get his views on Hrithik’s performance and look in the film, his contribution to the script of Super 30 and the PILs filed against him.

We also asked him about Hrithik’s ‘brown-face’, which has been receiving flak on social media. Catch the full story here

Also Read : Why Hrithik Roshan’s Brownface in ‘Super 30’ is Problematic

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