New Delhi, March 16: A 28-year-old man from Australia, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was charged with murder in connection with the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch city of New Zealand. Tarrant was produced before district court judge Paul Kellar on Saturday morning. He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 5. At least 49 people were killed and 48 others, including an Indian, injured when at least two gunmen, said to be right-wing extremists, opened indiscriminate fire during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch. What New Zealand, the U.S., Norway and Canada Have in Common After the Christchurch Attack?.
Meanwhile, in India's Andhra Pradesh, troops of 198 Battalion of CRPF and the state police gunned down two armed Naxals in Pedabayalu of Visakhapatnam district earlier this morning. One CRPF personnel was injured and later shifted to a hospital. The encounter has concluded. Indian and Myanmar Army Conducted Joint Strike on Insurgent Camps Across Border.
There is good news for India from sports. India will host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020. The decision to award the rights to India was taken at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, the USA on Friday. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also confirmed the news, saying organisers would ensure to make the event a "grand success."