DIED Mafatlal Group patriarch and social reformer Arvind N. Mafatlal, at Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh after suffering from a prolonged illness. ANNOUNCED Life sentences, to three of the 15 people convicted for burning alive a 70-year-old man and his physically challenged daughter in an arson attack on a Dalit settlement at Mirchpur village in Haryana’s Hisar district in 2010. SELECTED Olympian boxer Vijender Singh, as brand icon by the Haryana Election Department for the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in the state.
APPOINTED Lt-gen Shri Krishna Singh, Indian Army’s second most senior officer, as the new vice chief, heralding a generational change in the top brass. Lt-gen Singh headed the Jaipurbased South Western Command before taking up his new assignment.
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