ICYMI: Four important developments you may have missed today

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ICYMI: Five major developments you may have missed

Kuchibhotla’s killer appears in court

Adam Purinton, the suspect in the Kuchibhotla murder, in court on Monday. Photo Courtesy: Kansas City Star

Hyderabad: The preliminary hearing in the Olathe shooting in Kansas, which left Srinivas Kuchibhotla dead and two others, Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot injured, will begin on September 18.

The date for the hearing was set by the Johnson County District Court on Monday, when the suspect in the shooting case, Adam Purinton, 51, appeared before the court.

According to reports in Kansas media, including the Kansas City Star, Purinton, is charged with first-degree murder in the February 22 shooting of Kuchibhotla, 32, a Garmin engineer who was in the US on a work visa. ​Kuchibhotla was a native of Bachupally in Hyderabad​.

Purinton is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting and wounding Alok Madasani, 32​, ​a colleague of Kuchibhotla at Garmin​ and hailing from Kothapet in Hyderabad​, and 24-year-old Ian Grillot of Olathe.

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61% people satisfied with Modi’s 3 years of service

Narendra Modi Survey
File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Sixty-one per cent of some 200,000 citizens surveyed across the country say they are satisfied with the performance of the Narendra Modi government as it completes three years in office. This is, however, down from the 68 per cent approval after its first year and 64 percent approval after its second year.

Forty-four per cent of the respondents in the two-week survey by Local Circles citizen’s engagement platform said the government had met their expectations while 17 per cent said their expectations had been exceeded.

Around 59 per cent of the citizens polled believed that the government will fulfill the promises made in its pre-election manifesto.

Conversely, dissatisfaction has also risen — last year only 36 per cent citizens said the government’s performance was below expectation. This has gone up to 39 per cent in the third year. 

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CBI raids Chidambaram, son Karti’s residences

P Chidambaram
File Photo: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram

Chennai: The CBI on Tuesday launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm.

Official sources said in Delhi that the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram.

The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of P Chidambaram in Chennai, a senior police official said in Chennai.

Unconfirmed reports said the raids were also on at Karaikudi, the hometown of Chidambaram.

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Chhattisgarh: 16 Maoists killed in gunfight

New Delhi: At least 16 suspected Maoists have been killed in a firefight with security forces in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh State, police said Tuesday, the same region where rebels massacred two dozens soldiers last month.

More than 300 police and paramilitary troops had been tracking Naxals in a joint operation since the weekend, said D M Awasthi, chief of the Chhattisgarh anti-Naxal force.

“We can confirm at least 16 Naxals have been killed in the ongoing operation,” he said without elaborating on the circumstances in which they died.

There was however no clarity on when the gun battle took place.

Another police officer said the rebels were killed in two separate gun battles, and that a policeman was also killed.

“One of our jawan (troops) was killed and another two injured in the operation,” local police officer Mohit Garg said.

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