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Daily Archives: 8th August 2018

‘India-Pakistan Would Have Been United had Jinnah Been PM’

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday stirred a controversy by stating that India and Pakistan would have remained united had Jinnah become the Prime Minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru. He even called Nehru "self-centered".

Karunanidhi Laid to Rest at Marina Beach

Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M. Karunanidhi was laid to rest on Wednesday near the iconic Anna Memorial at Marina beach here.

Supreme Court Directs Amrapali Group to File Proposal to Sell Assets

The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Amrapali Group, warning the real estate company to file a detailed proposal on selling its assets to raise Rs 4,000 crore to ensure completing its pending housing projects.

CBI Begins Inquiry Against Cambridge Analytica

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday initiated a preliminary inquiry into data theft of Indians from social networking service Facebook by British firms Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research.

Bihar’s Social Welfare Minister Resigns

In a major development, Bihar's Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma whose husband, Chandrakant Verma, was accused of having alleged links with the key mastermind of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes, tendered her resignation on Wednesday.

AAP Demands Judicial Probe Into Sukma Killings

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded a judicial probe into the killing of 15 Naxals who were gunned down by security forces on August 6 in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

‘My Wish to Join Congress has Dragged me into Muzaffarpur Case’

Brajesh Thakur, the key accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home alleged rapes, on Wednesday claimed that he has been falsely implicated as he was planning to join the Congress party. Thakur was produced before the court among other accused.

Supreme Court Panel to Examine Issues in Indian Jails

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the constitution of a committee under the chairmanship of its retired judge to look into problems in jails, including overcrowding.

Karunanidhi was a Scientists’ Scientist, Says M S Swaminathan

Agriculture expert and former Rajya Sabha member M S Swaminathan on Wednesday paid homage to late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi and said that he had great respect for scientists.

Japan Ambassador Meets Andhra CM

Kenji Hiramatsu, Japanese Ambassador to India, met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday morning.

Encounter Underway in J and K’s Baramulla

An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists at Rafiabad in Baramulla district.

Maxwell Hopes to get UAE Ticket

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, has said that he is hoping to get selected for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sena, TDP to Support Congress Candidate in Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Polls

Seems like Congress candidate for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (RS) is garnering the support of maximum political parties.

Setback for Pakistan, Decks Cleared to Repatriate Dawood’s key Associate to India

In a major diplomatic victory for India over Pakistan, a criminal court in Thailand has ruled that a henchman of Dawood Ibrahim's criminal syndicate is not a Pakistani, but an Indian citizen.

Stalin Appeals for Peace, Alleges State Government of Creating Chaos

MK Stalin, son of late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president Karunanidhi, on Wednesday alleged that the State government is trying to create chaos and appealed to people to maintain calm and cooperate with the police to ensure that everyone gets to pay homage to 'Kalaignar'.

No Relief for Rahul Gandhi in National Herald Case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday did not grant any relief to Congress president Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case.

Army Pays Tribute to Soldiers

The Army on Wednesday paid tribute to four of the personnel who died during a counter infiltration operation in the Gurez sector in Bandipora district on August 7. Among those who laid down their lives included a Major.

‘Over 200 Stranded Pilgrims at Kailash Mansarovar Flown From Simikot’

Scores of pilgrims stranded in Simikot of Northern Nepal has been flown out to lower regions with the improvement in the weather, the Indian mission to Nepal informed.

SC Issues Notice to Jand K Government on Habeas Corpus Petition Filed by Talib...

In the latest development in the alleged Kathua rape and murder case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government on the habeas corpus petition filed by the family member of the witness, Talib Hussain.

You can now Disable Threaded Conversation View in Gmail app

Google has finally added a feature to its Gmail app for iOS and Android which will make email exchange a little less confusing.

Lawyer and Activist Ajit Nayak’s Murder Related to Land Dispute Case Victory, says Police

Additional SP, Uttar Kannada, K. G. Devaraju told TWJ that the murder was related to a land dispute that Nayak was fighting in court. Nayak's client had won and this had enraged Kamble. He murdered the lawyer with the help of a few others who also have been arrested.

Karunanidhi to be Laid to Rest at Marina Beach

Ending a political row between Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Tamil Nadu government, the Madras High Court on Wednesday announced that DMK Chief M Karunanidhi can have a burial site at Chennai's Marina Beach.

International Entry-exit Checkpoints Opened Between India-Myanmar

In a major boost to the India-Myanmar bilateral relations, the international entry-exit checkpoints on the Tamu- Moreh Border between Manipur and Sagaing Division and the Rihkhawdar-Zokhawthar border between Mizoram and Chin State were officially opened simultaneously on Wednesday.

Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Evading Child Support

In a court filing on Tuesday, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie alleged that her former husband Brad Pitt has not paid any 'meaningful' child support since their split in 2016.

Soy Diet may Increase Bone Strength in Women

Women undergoing menopause face serious health concerns including osteoporosis decreased physical activity and weight gain.

JBL Launches Online Brand Store in India

HARMAN International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has launched JBL's online brand store - www.JBL.com in India. As part of the inaugural promotion, two new JBL products - JBL Go+ Bluetooth speaker and JBL T205BT headphone were launched on this website.

BK Hariprasad to be Congress Candidate for RS Deputy Chairperson Post

B.K. Hariprasad of the Indian National Congress is party's candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, said sources.

DMK Criticises AIADMK Over ‘Double Standards’

As the hearing on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) plea demanding burial space for its chief M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Marina beach is currently underway before the Madras High Court, the party's lawyer Saravanan has accused the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for showing "double standards" over the issue.

India Defeat Yemen 3-0 in WAFF U-16 Championship

The India under-16 national football team maintained their winning streak after they defeat Yemen 3-0 in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship in Amman, Jordan.

Intellects Condemn Distortion of Sindhi, Baloch History

The fabrication of history of Baloch and Sindh in Pakistan and Iran was, condemned by speakers at a recently-held book launch event in London's Birkbeck University.

Karunanidhi’s Mortal Remains Kept at Rajaji Hall for Homage

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains have been moved at Chennai's Rajaji Hall in Anna Sala on Wednesday morning.

Argentina ex-Vice President Jailed Over Corruption Charges

Former Vice President of Argentina Amado Boudou was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison by a court on charges of bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office.

JNU to Host Second Convocation Today After 46 Years

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday will host its second convocation after a gap of 46 years at the AICTE auditorium.

Ivan Duque Sworn in as new Colombian President

Colombia's conservative Ivan Duque Marquez on Tuesday took oath as the country's 60th president, succeeding Juan Manuel Santos, who had been in power since 2010.

Indian Techie’s Killer Gets Life Imprisonment in Kansas Shooting

A man, who killed an Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas shooting last year, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

TN Announces Public Holiday on August 8 as a Mark of Respect for Karunanidhi

The Tamil Nadu Government has declared a public holiday on August 8 as a mark of respect for late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi.

Stalin Pens Emotional Note for ‘Appa’ Karunanidhi

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin has penned down an emotional letter for his father M Karunanidhi, who passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.