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Wani successor Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir, protests erupt
May 27, 2017 18:02 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
Social media
what happened: Sabzar Bhat, believed to be the successor to Hizb's Burhan Wani, was killed in Kashmir on Saturday.
what it means: It is likely to be a huge blow to Hizb as another commander, Zakir Musa, had recently quit the outfit. Kashmir may see violent protests against the rebel's killing by security forces.
what next: The government faces a tough task: tackle the protests and ensure civilians don't bear the brunt.
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After meeting PM Modi, Nitish talks of Opposition unity
May 27, 2017 18:16 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
PTI
what happened: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar met Narendra Modi on Saturday, a day after he skipped an Opposition meeting.
what it means: Speculations are rife over a growing bonhomie between Kumar and PM Modi, though the CM rejected the suggestion. With Kumar stressing 'Opposition unity', the anti-Modi camp can heave a sigh of relief.
what next: Kumar says it's business as usual for the Bihar alliance comprising the JD(U), RJD and the Congress
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British Airways hit by computer outage, cancels flights
May 27, 2017 18:49 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
Reuters
what happened: BA cancelled flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick scheduled before 1700 GMT Saturday.
what it means: The airline delayed its flights because of a global computer outage. British Airways said there was no evidence the problem had been caused by a cyber attack.
what next: The problems, which affected flights, came on a busy weekend, resulting in delays and chaos.
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Rahul Gandhi blames Centre for Dalit-Thakur clashes
May 27, 2017 18:33 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
Congress Twitter account
what happened: Blocked from entering Saharanpur, Rahul Gandhi blamed the Centre for the recent caste violence.
what it means: Congress' Gandhi, who was speaking at the border of the western UP district, harped on Dalit sentiments, indicating he will continue with his tirade against the BJP that recently won the state.
what next: Denied permission to visit trouble-hit villages, Gandhi may return again once the situation improves