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Daily Archives: 6th June 2018

5 Dalit Activists Booked in Bhima-Koregaon Violence Case after Mlti-city Ops

The event that marked the 200th anniversary was attended by thousands of people and incidents of stone pelting were reported. In the protest, four were injured a man was killed. Following this, Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups on 3 January 2018. As the protest intensified more than 100 of the protestors were detained by the police. Earlier, Members of Kabir Kala Manch were also arrested for the same charges.

NEET Suicide: Tamil Nadu Govt Announces Rs 7 lakh Relief

This is not an emotional issue. This is not an issue that shall be discussed after every suicide. It is basically a constitutional question. It is about federal rights and social security measures that the state government keeps in place.”He added that a reaction can only be expected if there is a sensible person on the seat. “The state assembly has discussed the issue and have passed two bills. What prevents them from implementing the same,” asked him

SAI Pledges Strong Action Against Sexual Harassment

After receiving complaints of sexual harassment from its regional centres, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday said that it will not hesitate to take strong action against those found guilty.

RBI Announces key Regulatory Policies

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced its bi-monthly monetary policy statement, highlighting a hike in repo rate and reverse repo rate to 6.25 and 6 percent respectively.

Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey to Perform at Iheartradio Music Festival

Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Jack White and Carrie Underwood are all set to headline the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

IMD Predicts Thunderstorm for UP

The Indian Metrological Department on Wednesday forecasted rain and thunderstorm to hit various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the next few hours today.

3 Dead in Bangladesh Road Mishap

At least three people were killed on Wednesday in a road mishap, involving, a collision between a truck and a pickup van in Bangladesh's Kalihati upazila (sub-district) of Tangail district in Dhaka Division.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Gets a Boost on World Environment Day

In a major boost to the electric vehicle adoption in the country on World Environment Day on Tuesday, Goldstone-BYD announced the launch as well as the export of its full Electric Feeder Bus 'eBuzz K6', the first bus in this category to be manufactured in India.

Today’s Youth Enter Politics Because of Their Families, Says Nitish Kumar

Launching a veiled attack at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that today's youth don't enter politics with their own capabilities but only because of their families.

Railways Introduces Bagasse-based Food Packaging on Premium Trains

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched its trial run of environment friendly bagasse-based food packaging on eight premium trains like Shatabdis and Rajdhanis originating from New Delhi.

Congress Corporator’s son Stabs Girlfriend’s Friend

The son of a Congress corporator stabbed his girlfriend's friend in Davanagere's KTJ Nagar Police Station limits on Tuesday.

Proper Sleep Schedule Could Reduce Risks for Dementia

Having an optimal sleep is linked to lower risks for dementia and premature death, according to a study.

3 Arrested in Bhima-Koregaon Violence

Three people have been arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence, from Mumbai, Nagpur, and Delhi, for spreading disputed pamphlets and delivering hate speech.

US not Paying for North Korean Officials Stay in Singapore

The United States State Department today said that the US is not paying for North Korean officials to stay in Singapore for next week's summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Maneka Gandhi Calls for Special Cells on Women’s Issues

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday wrote to all ministries to set up special cells on women's issues.

ITC Commits to 100 pct Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable Packaging on World Environment Day

ITC Ltd, a frontrunner in Solid Waste Management in India, made a pledge on the occasion of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi that over the next decade, going beyond its Extended Producer Responsibility, it will deploy superior solutions so that 100 percent of its product packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.

New Populist Government Approved by Senate in Italy

Italy's Populist Government today won a confidence vote in the upper chamber of Parliament.

Marco Cecchinato Stuns Novak Djokovic to Reach Semi-final of French Open

It was not a lucky day for Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic, as he lost to his friend and training partner Marco Cecchinato in the Quarter-Final of the 2018 French Open in Paris.

Defending Swara has Nothing to do With her Pakistan Comment, Clarifies Sonam

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has clarified that she came out in support of actress Swara Bhaskar for her masturbation scene in the film 'Veerey Di Wedding' and not for her comments on Pakistan.

Bank of Baroda Reviews Lending Rates

Bank of Baroda has reviewed its benchmark lending rates i.e. marginal cost of funds based lending rates (MCLR) across various tenors.

Nadeem Nusrat Condemns Pakistan Army’s Anti-state Remark for Pashtun Movement

The Voice of Karachi chairman Nadeem Nusrat has strongly condemned the allegations of Pakistan Army against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), saying, the country's military is a national security institution, not a court of law and that it has no legal or constitutional mandate to brand a "genuine grassroots movement as anti-state."

Will Take Training in Italy Before Asian Games, Says Shooter Ankur Mittal

India's top-ranked double trap shooter Ankur Mittal said he will take training in Italy for ten days before Asian Games commences.

Madhya Pradesh Government Announces Outstanding Power Bill Waiver Scheme

The Madhya Pradesh government has announced an outstanding power bill waiver scheme for labourers and poor families.

Harvey Weinstein Pleads not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pled not guilty to the charges of rape and other acts of sexual misconduct.

This Could be bad News for Bengaluru dog Owners

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued a new pet dog licensing regulations to limit the number of pet dogs that can be reared in apartments and individual houses.

Iran Seeks Boosting Uranium Enrichment

Iran's atomic energy agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi on Tuesday said Iran will inform the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog in Vienna of its plan to increase the country's uranium enrichment capacity.

India is Neither Imperialist nor Expansionist, Says Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India is neither imperialist nor expansionist, adding that "India does not need even an inch of land or a drop of water from anyone."

Passenger Arrested at Kolkata Airport for Carrying Psychotropic Substance

A passenger, resident of Uttar Panchpota, North XXIV Parganas, travelling to Doha by Qatar flight no. QR- 541 was arrested on Tuesday at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, for carrying 1865 tablets of amphetamine.

NRI Marriages to be Registered Within 48 Hours, Says Maneka Gandhi

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said all marriages of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) solemnised in India have to be registered within 48 hours to prevent non-issuance of passport and visas.

RBI to Announce Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy of 2018-19 Today

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will announce its second bi-monthly Monetary Policy of 2018-19 on Wednesday.

Cabinet Gives nod to Construction of Six-lane Bridge on Ganga

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the project for construction of 9.9 km long new 6 - lane bridge across river Ganga on NH - 96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad with the total capital cost of Rs. 1948.25 crore.

4 Dead, 13 Wounded in Lahore due to Dust Storm

Dust storm, followed by rainfall, which hit Lahore on Tuesday, has claimed lives of at least four people and left thirteen others wounded.

CBI FIR Contains no Allegations Against me, Says Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday confirmed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had questioned him on matters related to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and found no incriminating allegations against him.

Security Tightened in Golden Temple

The security has been beefed up outside Golden Temple in Amritsar in the wake of the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Wednesday.

Hollywood Stars pay Tribute to Kate Spade

Hollywood stars and renowned personalities paid tribute to the 55-year-old American fashion designer and businesswoman Kate Spade, who was found dead in her apartment in New York on Tuesday.

Indian Housing Project Extended to Sri Lanka’s Madakumbura and Vellaioya Estates

The Indian Housing Project has been extended to the Madakumbura and Vellaioya Estates in Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said on Tuesday.

Man’s Phone Exploded in his Pocket in Mumbai

A shocking incident has come to light in Mumbai Bhandup area, where a man's mobile phone exploded in his pocket.

After NEET, Kalpana Kumari now Bihar Board Topper

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 topper Kalpana Kumari secured the first rank in the Bihar Board Class 12 Science stream with a score of 433 out of 500.

Telangana CM Pitches for Healthy Environment

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said the government of the state is working with commitment to facilitate providing a healthy environment for the present and future generations.

Code of Conduct Issued for Pakistan General Elections

The interim Sindh Home Ministry on Tuesday issued a code of conduct and guidelines for the upcoming Pakistan general elections, scheduled on July 25.

Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna Targets UP Government Over Food Park Row

Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Limited and co-founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Acharya Balkrishna on Wednesday said due to Uttar Pradesh government's disappointing attitude Patanjali was to shift its planned food park from the state.

External Affairs Minister Swaraj Reaches Durban in South Africa

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, who is on a five-day visit to South Africa, arrived in Durban on Tuesday.

Prostitutes Better Than Government Officials, Says BJP MLA

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Surendra Singh has courted a controversy by saying that prostitutes are better than government staffs.

Bangladesh to Allocate Special Funds for Rohingya Rehabilitation

Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said the government will allocate a special fund for Rohingya rehabilitation in the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year budget.

Answer Sheets Gutted in Fire at Hyderabad’s Osmania University

Several bundles of answer sheets of a degree exam were gutted in a fire that broke out at a spot valuation centre at the Osmania University in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Abducted Pakistan Journalist Gul Bukhari Returns Home

Pakistan based journalist and activist Gul Bukhari, who was abducted by unknown people in Lahore on Tuesday night has now returned home.

Karnataka Ministers to Take Oath Today

The oath-taking ceremony of Karnataka ministers will take place on Wednesday in Raj Bhavan in Karnataka's Bengaluru.

Conversion is not a Solution, Says Anil Vij on Dalits Conversion to Buddhism

A day after 120 Dalits in Haryana converted to Buddhism, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said that such steps will not provide any solution.