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CHANGED The names of eight Ut­tar Pradesh dis­tricts, which were re­named af­ter Dalit icons dur­ing Mayawati’s ten­ure. At a meet­ing chaired by Chief Min­is­ter

AR­RESTED Amar Jy­oti Kalita, the prime ac­cused in the July 9 As­sam mo­lesta­tion case, in Varanasi af­ter be­ing on the run for two weeks. Twelve oth­ers have also been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the case. Akhilesh Ya­dav, the state Cab­i­net said the peo­ple were fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in iden­ti­fy­ing their dis­tricts both within and out­side the state.

BANNED Tourism in core ar­eas of tiger re­serves across the coun­try, by the Supreme Court. A bench also warned of con­tempt pro­ceed­ings and im­posi- tion of ex­em­plary costs on states which failed to no­tify buf­fer zones in the tiger re­serves.

COM­MIS­SIONED Third in­dige­nous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri. The state- of- the- art, 142.5me­tre- long war­ship will en­hance In­dia’s blue wa­ter ca­pac­ity and en­sure maritime se­cu­rity.



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