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Daily Archives: 3rd August 2018

Centre Withdraws Proposal of Monitoring Social Media

In a big relief to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Mohua Moitra, the Central government on Friday submitted to the Supreme Court that it had withdrawn its proposal of making a social media hub and monitor the social media.

Sushma Swaraj Meets Kazakhstan PM

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and discussed ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Nagaland’s Indigenous Food Products Foraying Into Global Market

In order to promote local food products of north-eastern state Nagaland, several start-up entrepreneurs are coming up with business ideas to expand the market of indigenous food products on a global platform.

Goibibo now Enables Users to Login via WhatsApp

Online travel booking platform Goibibo has launched a new WhatsApp integrated solution, allowing its users to sign-in to Goibibo on mobile web via WhatsApp.

Supreme Court Refuses to Interfere With Delhi HC Order on Karti IN Aircel-Maxis Case

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the anticipatory bail granted to Karti Chidambaram by the Delhi High Court in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Piyush Goyal to Chair 29th GST Council Meet Tomorrow

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will chair the 29th Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

NAB Summons Imran Over Misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Chopper

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was on Friday summoned by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 7 in connection with alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters.

Perez Slams Door on Luka Modric’s Exit

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has swept aside any possible chances of Luka Modric's departure from the club, saying that the midfielder could only leave if the buyer pays a whopping amount of 750 million euros to him.

Adjournment Motion Moved in Lok Sabha Over TMC Leaders’ Detention

All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) Member of Parliament (MP) Saugata Roy has moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the overnight detention of the party's eight-member delegation at Silchar airport on Thursday.

5 Naxals Arrested in Latehar

Five Naxals were arrested in the Latehar district of Jharkhand for conspiring to set trucks in the area on fire and murdering the truck drivers

JDU MLA Bima Bharti’s son Found Dead on Railway Track in Patna

The son of Janata Dal United (JDU) MLA Bima Bharti was found dead on a railway track here on Friday.

Explosion in Multiple Girls’ School in Gilgit-Baltistan

At least 12 girls' schools were attacked on late Thursday night in Chilas near Gilgit.

Child Pornography Racket Busted, 5 Held

Five people were arrested on Friday from Maharashtra's Navgarh district on charges of running a child pornography racket on social media.

Nirav Modi’s Extradition Request Sent to UK, Says VK Singh

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that request for extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi from the United Kingdom to India had been sent to the High Commission of India in London.

2 Polls to be Declared Void in Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will declare the polls and results in two constituencies- NA-10 (Shangla) and NA-48 (North Waziristan) null and void due to low women voter turnout.

Saina Knocked out of Badminton World Championship

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Badminton World Championship after going down against her Spanish opponent Carolina Marin in the quarter-final clash of the women's singles event here on Friday.

Telangana CM to Visit Delhi for Approval of Zonal System

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will on Friday visit New Delhi to get approval from the Central Government to the new zonal system in Telangana.

Aurangabad Hosts Workshop on Combating Fake News

With rumours on various social media platforms triggering lynching incidents in several parts of India, the local authorities on Friday conducted a workshop titled 'How to Avoid Fake News' for journalists residing in the region.

Google Maps Will now Tell Your Friends if Your Battery is Running low

Remember the time when you are trying to navigate to an unknown place to meet your friends and the battery dies down? Well, Google has come up with a solution for that.

US Cuts off Security aid to Pakistan

The United States Congress has slashed the security-oriented financial aid to Pakistan by approving a $716.3-billion defence authorisation bill.

Jet Airways Flight Aborts Take-off at Riyadh Airport, Departs Runway

A Jet Airways flight from Riyadh to Mumbai departed the runway, following an aborted take-off at the Riyadh Airport in the wee hours of Friday.

21-year-old Commits Suicide in Aurangabad for not Getting job

A 21-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Chilkalthana area in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on Thursday over the infamous issue of Maratha reservation, police said.

2 Terrorists GunnedDown by Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir

Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district on Friday.

Nick Carter Being Investigated Over Sexual Assault Charges

Nick Carter, the 38-year-old member of the Backstreet Boys, is currently being investigated by the Los Angeles (LA) County District Attorney's Office in connection with alleged charges of sexual assault levelled against him.

RJD’s Nationwide Strike Today

The Rashtriya Janata Dal has called for a nationwide strike on Friday, demanding the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar against the alleged mass sexual exploitation at various shelter homes in the state.

Army Major, 2 Police Personnel Booked in Manipur Fake Encounter Case

After being grilled by the Supreme Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation has booked a Major of Indian Army, two Manipur Police personnel and five riflemen in a nine-year-old alleged fake encounter case.

Police Will Take Action if People Continue #KikiChallenge, Says Karnataka Deputy CM

Taking a firm stand against the viral 'In My Feelings' challenge - also known as the 'Kiki' challenge - Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara said police will take strict actions against those people, who will continue the "dangerous" stint in the state.

Manipur Constitutes Committees to Monitor Influx of Immigrants

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Thursday said that the state government has constituted two separate committees, state and district level, to monitor the entry of "illegal immigrants" in the state, post-publication of the final draft of NRC in Assam.

Weinstein Gets Approval to Disclose Rape Accuser’s Emails

A federal bankruptcy judge has given permission to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein the right to use the emails sent from The Weinstein Company account to fight a grand jury criminal case that could see him serving time for the rest of his life.

White House Quashes Second Trump-Kim Meet Rumours

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday denied rumours of a second meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Praises Showered for Kohli’s Masterclass in Edgbaston

With Indian skipper Virat Kohli bringing up his maiden Test ton on English soil on Wednesday in the ongoing first test, a host of celebrities showered words of appreciation for him.

No Active Shooter at Air Force Base in Ohio, Area ‘Declared Safe’

Contrary to earlier reports, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton city in Ohio on Thursday said that there was no "real world active shooter incident" at the base.

Apple Touches USD 1 Trillion Mark

Tech giant Apple Inc. on Thursday became the first American public company to cross the one trillion dollars in value.

6 Dead After Crane Collapses at Under-construction Site in Karnataka

As many as six labours died on Thursday after a crane collapsed at an under-construction cement factory in Kalaburagi, Karnataka.

Emmerson Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe Presidential Elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zanu-PF - Zimbabwe's ruling party, was on Thursday declared the winner of the first Presidential Elections without the former's successor, Robert Mugabe.

NRC Draft Full of Faults, Says Tarun Gogoi

Amid massive uproar by the Opposition on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has criticised the in-power Bharatiya Janata Party for "creating this problem" in the state and said that the draft is "full of faults."

White House Plans Regulation to Nullify Immigrant Children Ruling

Pinning the blame for the separation of immigrant children from their families at the borders on a court settlement that allows them to be released from custody within 20 days, the White House is reviewing a plan to invalidate the same.

8-Month Pregnant Gang-raped by 8 men in Maharashtra

An eight-month-old pregnant woman was allegedly gang-raped by eight men in Tasgaon area in Maharashtra's Sangli district on July 31, police said.