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Daily Archives: 4th June 2018

Third Incident of Upper Caste Violence Over Use of ‘Sinh’ Surname Reported in Gujarat

Himatsinh Chauhan who belongs to Koli Thakor, an OBC community, was beaten up by members of the upper-caste Darbar community on Sunday for using 'Sinh' (also 'Singh') in his name on Facebook.

29 Years Later, China Still Does Not Want To Speak About The Tiananmen Square...

While the world mourns and condemns one of the biggest violations of democracy, the Chinese government still hangs on to their version that no one was ever murdered in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. State censorship and suppression ensure that the massacre is wiped clean from textbooks to history itself.

Manipur CM has Assured Quick Action, Says Sanjita Chanu

Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Sanjita Chanu said Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has assured her quick action in the doping matter.

Trump Could Legally Pardon Himself, Says Giuliani

United States President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said that the US President could have the power to pardon himself, but does not have any intentions to do so.

With Drop in Militancy, Volunteers Revive age-old Ramzan Practice in Jammu and Kashmir

After a gap of over two decades, a group of people in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district have revived the practice of sehar khawani- a ritual to help Muslims wake up for preparing sehri (pre-dawn meal) in the holy month of Ramzan.

Death Toll Rises to 25 in Guatemala’s Volcanic Eruption

The death toll in Guatemala's Fuego volcanic eruption rose to 25 people on Monday.

Anupam Kher Takes Mumbai Local to Promote Passenger Safety

Anupam Kher, who is also known for his association with several noble causes, was recently approached by the Indian Railways to create awareness among the people about railway safety measures.

Swaraj Discusses Bilateral Ties With South African President

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and discussed ways of strengthening bilateral ties between India and South Africa here on Sunday.

48 Killed in Boat Capsize off Tunisian Coast

As many as 48 migrants drowned after their ship sank off at the southern coast of Tunisia, officials said on Sunday.

Anti-Extortion Cell Summons Producer Parag Sanghvi, Others in IPL Betting Case

The Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police on Monday issued summons to more people including film producer Parag Sanghvi and another person Sameer Buddha in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket.

3 Children Killed in Bomb Blast in Kabul

At least three children were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday.

Bengaluru to Host UN Global Compact Network India Convention

Global Compact Network India (GCNI), a local network of the United Nations Global Compact in New York, is holding its 13th National Convention on the theme of 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Blueprint for Action' here on June 8 at Hotel Shangri-La.

1993 Mumbai Blast key Conspirator Sent to CBI Custody

A Mumbai special TADA court on Monday sent Ahmed Shaikh alias Ahmed Lambu, a key conspirator in 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody till June 14.

Kerala Government to Reimburse Medical Expense of Nipah Virus Affected People

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced that the state government will reimburse the medical expense of Nipah virus affected people.

Activists Seek Cancellation of Iftar Party Organised by RSS Affiliate

Two Mumbai-based activists have sought cancellation of an Iftar party to be hosted by the Rashtriya Muslim Manch (RMM), the Muslim wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the Sahyadri guest house on Monday.

Two-day Governors’ Conference to Begin Today

President Ram Nath Kovind will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors today and tomorrow, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Government to Support Sugarcane Farmers With Over Rs. 8000 Crore Package

In order to improve the liquidity of sugar industry and support the cane farmers, the government will be coming up with a comprehensive package of more than Rs.8000 crore, as per government sources.

Woman Held for Firing Shots Near Marathon in San Diego

A woman was arrested by the San Diego police who held a gun to her head and fired multiple gunshots in a downtown parking garage near which a marathon was underway, authorities said on Sunday.

China’s Economic Growth Improved Externally in 2017

The economic growth in China improved in 2017 on the back of improved external as well as domestic sector dynamics.

Kerala MLA Rakes up Controversy Wearing Mask, Gloves in Assembly

An Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MLA from Kuttiady town, Parakkal Abdulla, was seen attending Kerala Assembly wearing a mask and gloves to highlight the impact of Nipah virus in state's Kozhikode district.

3 Indian Naval Ships to Participate in Malabar Exercise 2018

The Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, would be participating in the 22nd edition of Malabar Exercise, off Guam, US from June 7 to 16, 2018.

NCERT Syllabus to be Reduced by Half

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is 'cramped', said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday.

Muscle Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw From French Open

Owing to an injury, American tennis ace Serena Williams was forced to withdraw ahead of a fourth-round French Open match against Maria Sharapova.

Commonwealth Bank Fined $700 Million for Money-laundering, Terror Financing Breaches

Australia's Commonwealth Bank on Monday agreed to pay 700 million Australian dollars (USD 530 million) after admitting to breaches in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws.

Pakistan High Commissioner Attends Iftar at Nizamuddin Dargah

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood attended Iftar at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in New Delhi.

Woman Dies of Hunger in Jharkhand

A 58-year-old woman allegedly died of starvation in Dumri area of Giridih district on Sunday.

Swaraj Highlights BRICS’ Role in Shaping Global Trade

External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj on Monday highlighted the importance of BRICS association in shaping the global political, economic, and security spheres, as she welcomed her South African counterpart Lindiwe Sisulu.

Trump to Host Ramzan Dinner Next Week

United States President Donald Trump is set to host an iftar dinner at the White House next week to celebrate the holy month of Ramzan.

Renowned Indian Journalist Leela Menon Passes Away

A distinguished voice in Indian journalism, Leela Menon died on Sunday. She was 86. She has been suffering from various ailments for a long time and breathed her last in signature old age home, Kochi.

Indian Economy a car With 3 Tyres Punctured, Says Chidambaram

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government over the rise in fuel prices and other economic issues, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that Indian economy has become like a car whose three tyres are punctured.

MP Tabassum Hasan Files Complaint Against Communal Post Being Spread in her Name

MP Tabassum Hasan has written to SP, Shamli, to investigate Whatsapp posts attributing a communal post to her, after she won the Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll. According to the complaint, the post that is being falsely attributed to Hassan says, 'Yeh Allah ki jeet hai aur Ram ki haar' (This is Allah's victory and Ram's defeat.)

Central University of Kerala Dismisses 4 Students From Hostel

As per the order issued by Registrar, Central University, Kerala the students are dismissed on the grounds that they routinely create problems in the hostel and break hostel rules. The order state, students have allegedly worked against the university system.

Bhartiya Kisan Union to end Protest in Punjab

The Bhartiya Kisan Union on Monday decided to end the farmers protest in Punjab on June 6.

Lalu Returns to Patna After Treatment From Mumbai

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief and fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad, who was out on provisional bail, returned to Patna from Mumbai, where he had gone for treatment for his heart-related problems.

Aruna Jagadeesan Will Meet Injured

Retired High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan, who has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the violence and consequent police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, said that she will meet the injured in the hospital.

India Post Provides Option to ‘De-Link’ Aadhaar From Accounts

India Post is now providing an option for its bank account holders to de-link their accounts from their Aadhaar number. It has also made clear that new accounts can be opened without an Aadhaar card. The move comes after the Supreme Court of India made it clear to the Centre that Aadhaar linking could not be made mandatory for public services.

Sharif Refuses to Take Blame for Pakistan Power Crisis

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday refused to take the blame for the power crisis in the country.

Arun Jaitley Returns Home After Kidney Transplant

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely returned home on Monday after a successful kidney transplant, the senior BJP leader tweeted the news a while ago.

Self-drive Travel Gaining Popularity in India

There is no better way of travelling to a new place and experiencing things up close.

‘RSS’ Iftar Party Needs to be Boycotted due to its Anti-Muslim Policy’

A day after demanding cancellation of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)-organised Iftar party, Mumbai-based activist and advocate Adil Khatri on Monday said the party should be boycotted as the organisation has "anti-Muslim" policy.

A mission to ‘Green’ India Over the Next Year

Spurred by the success of Green Kanha, a successful initiative for shaping the micro climate of hundreds of acres of Kanha Shantivanam in Hyderabad, the Heartfulness Institute has started three major initiatives linked to preservation, enrichment and sustenance of ecosystems.

Resolving Cauvery Issue Crucial to Karnataka, TN Farmers, Says Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the Cauvery water issue needs to be resolved after setting aside all differences with Tamil Nadu, as it is important for the welfare of farmers from both the states.

Bombay Caterers Association Inaugurates Catering Institute in Mumbai

Bombay Caterers Association (BCA) opened the Institute of Catering Technology and Event Management (ICTEM) at Angels Education Trust, Sion (W), Mumbai. This is the first ever vegetarian catering institute offering various courses. This is also the first institute for outdoor catering industry in India.