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Daily Archives: 6th July 2018

Kerala Saleswomen Win Protracted Battle For Their Right To Sit, Fight Not Over, Says...

The protests against these conditions started even before 2010. In Kozhikode, a small movement started when women employees working at Kozhikode's famous S. M. Street got together under the name 'Penkoottu' under the leadership of Viji, who worked at a tailor shop in S. M. Street. The women who got together included cleaners, sweepers and saleswomen who demanded toilets in S. M. Street, one of the busiest centres of business in Kozhikode.

Kashmiri Separatist Asiya Andrabi Sent to 10-day NIA Custody

Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and two others were sent to 10-day National Investigative Agency (NIA) custody by a Delhi court on Friday in connection with two separate cases registered against them.

Assam Rifles Rescue Three ‘Sadhus’ From Lynching Attempt

The Assam Rifles personnel rescued three men - dressed like saints - at Mahur railway station in Assam's Dima Hasao district after a mob of nearly 500 people attacked them on the suspicion of being child lifters.

Avenfield Verdict Would be Written in Black, Says Shahbaz Sharif

Hours after the accountability court pronounced the Avenfield reference case verdict, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif opined that the ruling would be "written in black" in history.

Lieutenant Governor Refused to Comply With SC Order on Services, Says Kejriwal

Post his meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal here on Friday; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the former refused to abide by the Supreme Court's order regarding the control of Services.

10 Years of Imprisonment for Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield Case

The Accountability Court sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment on Friday in one of the three corruption cases.

Zakir Naik Will not be Spared, Says Hansraj Ahir

After the Malaysian Government refused to deport Zakir Naik to India; Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said the controversial Islamic preacher will not be spared.

Ram Vilas Paswan Refutes Report of Joining ‘Mahagathbandhan’

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday refuted the reports of joining the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led grand alliance.

Delhi Court Pulls up Police for not Arresting Daati Maharaj

The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case.

Zakir Naik Will not be Deported, Says Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported to India.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Juvenile Declared an Adult by the Court

The Pathankot district and sessions court declared Parvesh Kumar, one of the rape accused in the rape and murder case of Aasifa, who claimed to be a juvenile, an adult.

Christians Played no Role in India’s Freedom Struggle, Says BJP MP

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mumbai North, Gopal Shetty has stoked a controversy recently stating Christians did not contribute to the freedom struggle.

2 Dead, 2 Feared Drown in Mumbai

One more body of the five people, who were feared drowned off Mumbai's Juhu beach, was recovered on Friday, taking the death toll to two.

Jammu and Kashmir Government Invokes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

The state government on Wednesday decided to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to deal with the striking resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar associated hospitals.

Delhi Crime Branch to Conduct Psychological Autopsy in Burari Deaths

Delhi Crime Branch to conduct a psychological autopsy of 11 members of a family who were found dead at a house in Burari, a police source said.

Court Hearing in Aircel-Maxis Case Fixed for July 31

A Delhi Court on Friday fixed July 31 to decide whether to take cognizance of the charge-sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Court Dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s Plea for Delay in Avenfield Verdict

The accountability court on Friday dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for delay in announcement of the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case against his family.

Issues of Youth is the first priority in Jammu and Kashmir: Governor N N...

Governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Wednesday said that if the issues of the State’s youth were not addressed, then Jammu and Kashmir would encounter more problems. Delivering the presidential address at the first convocation ceremony of the Central University of Kashmir, Vohra said that the youth of Jammu Kashmir would face relatively more problems compared to other states.

SIT Suggests Involvement of top 4 Leaders of Pro-Hindutva Outfit in Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh suspects the role of four top leaders, including a retired Indian Army Colonel, of a right-wing organisation in the murder. SIT probe suggest the involvement of these men in conceiving the plot to kill Gauri and other rationalists. The outfit is asserted to be the extremist cult known as the Sannatan Sanstha.

Bharatmatrimony Launches Lite App in 8 Regional Languages; Eyes 234 Million Users

In order to capitalise on the growing language users online and expand its reach, BharatMatrimony on Friday announced the launch of a vernacular version of the mobile app in eight languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati.

Terrorists Attack Imam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

A group of terrorists fired upon at an imam of Hanfia Mosque in Pulwama's Parigam village in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Friday morning.

Tinder Rolls out Profile GIFs Worldwide

Tinder has officially rolled out Loops for profiles worldwide.

US Unleashes Trade war With Latest Tariffs on China

United States' trade war with China officially began on Friday as the Trump administration slapped tariffs of USD 34 billion on Chinese imports, escalating a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the countries.

Diver Dies on Thailand Cave Rescue Operation

A Thai diver died while taking part in operation to save 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.

In MP, Petrol Pump Owner Whips Employee for Being Absent

In a shocking incident, a man working in a petrol pump in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad was thrashed with a whip for skipping work.

WhatsApp Takes Help of Researchers to Combat Fake News

WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are having a tough time battling fake news on the platform and now the messaging platform is taking some outside help.

1 Dead, Dozens Missing After Boat Capsizes in Thailand

At least one man was dead and scores of Chinese tourists went missing after a boat capsized off the popular southern island resort of Phuket in Thailand.

Skype Adds Read Receipts to Chats

Skype has finally added the read receipts feature to make your chats feel acknowledged.

Son of College Peon Makes it to Indian Football Team

Defying all odds and poverty, son of a college peon at Mangal Bahadur Janata Inter College in Muzaffarnagar's Bhopa area has made it to the Indian national football team.

Earthquake of 6.0 Magnitude Rattles Russia

An earthquake, measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale, struck off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East on Friday.

88 Years After The First Malayalam Film, A Group Of Women Demand To Recognise...

Speaking about the formation of an Internal Complaints Committee for cinema, actor Padmapriya said, ‘the power of an ICC is equal to the power of a lower court, so the point is, whom do we entrust this responsibility?’ One thing is certain, a group of women are trying to make members of the film community understand that it is not a private land owned by a few males, but a workplace where, whether they like it or not, women have rights.

Will Train Skilled Footwear Designers for Future, Says Suresh Prabhu

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) in Hyderabad on Thursday.

South Korean President to Visit India From July 8-11

President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in will make his first ever state visit to India from July 8 to July 11.

Nurse Imprisoned for Issuing Voodoo-threats to Traffic Women

A UK-based nurse has been sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment after she issued threats of using voodoo magic on five Nigerian women to traffic them to Germany for prostitution.

SC to Resume Hearing on Ayodhya Case Today

The Supreme Court will on Friday resume hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Temple land dispute case.

Legendary Anchor Ed Schultz Dies at 64

Former talk show host of American television network MSNBC, Ed Schultz died of natural causes on Thursday.

Airport Authority of India Allocates 1200 crore for Civil Aviation Research Organisation

The Airport Authority of India has allocated 1200 crores, spread over 12 years, for establishing Research and Development infrastructure, procurement of tools, skill development and knowledge transfer which will benefit Civil Aviation in a major way, informed Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Police, Villagers Come Together to Construct Road in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected Areas

Naxal-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh is in news again, but this time, it has nothing to do with any kind of violence.

Woman Held for Flying Drone Camera at Charminar

A 26-year-old woman was booked for flying a drone at historic monument Charminar late Thursday night.

Woman who Climbed Statue of Liberty’s Base Attended Anti-Trump Protests Weekly

The woman, who in protest of US Immigration Laws, on Wednesday, climbed to the base of the iconic Statue of Liberty, used to reportedly attend protests and demonstrations against US President Donald Trump on a weekly basis.

Constable, Kidnapped in Shopian, Found Dead

The body of Jammu and Kashmir police constable, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Shopian district, has been found on Friday by locals at Pariwan Kulgam.

Delhi Court to Consider Charge Sheet Against Karti Today in Aircel-Maxis Case

Patiala House Court will on Friday consider the charge-sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karti Chidambaram, in the Aircel-Maxis Case.

Coimbatore Zoo Takes Precautionary Measures Against Nipah Virus

The Coimbatore Corporation Zoo has been taking special precautionary measures to prevent spread of the deadly Nipah virus, as several bats travel between Kerala and Coimbatore.

Chinese Delegation Visits Eastern Command HQ in Kolkata

A ten-member Chinese delegation visited Headquarter Eastern Command, Kolkata on Thursday.

Trump Directs Congress to fix ‘INSANE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW’

United States (US) President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) stated that the US Congress must pass "reasonable Immigration Laws" so that the country is not forced to "endure a long and costly trial" whenever people enter their country.

SC to Hear Petition Against Section 377 Next Week

The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court will on Tuesday (July 10) hear petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality.

Trump Announces EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

United States (US) President Donald Trump announced the resignation of controversial Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, with his Deputy, Andrew Wheeler slated to take over temporarily.

Google Dedicates Doodle for FIFA WC Quarters

Ahead of the much-awaited Quarter-Final encounters in the FIFA World Cup 2018, featuring Brazil vs Belgium, and Uruguay vs France on Friday, Google dedicated its doodle to depict the emotions that the 'beautiful game' invokes in each of those nations.

19 Killed in Fireworks Explosion in Mexico

At least 19 people lost their lives due to multiple gunpowder explosions in Tultepec, a city that is the hub of fireworks production in Mexico.

Constable Kidnapped in Shopian

A Jammu and Kashmir police constable was kidnapped by terrorists in Shopian district on Thursday.