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.