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Daily Archives: 10th August 2018

Triple Talaq Bill not to be Tabled in This Rajya Sabha Session

Chairman of Rajya Sabha Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Triple Talaq Bill will not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha this session due to lack of consensus. The much-debated bill was scheduled to be tabled in the Upper House on the last of the Monsoon session, a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.

Imran to be Sworn-in on August 18, Says PTI Senator

Amid speculations about Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's swearing-in dates, the Pakistani media ran a report quoting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed saying that the former would take oath on August 18.

Air India Delays Salaries for Fifth Month in a row

Debt-ridden Air India has again failed to disburse the salaries of their employees on time for the fifth consecutive month. The people working for the national carrier are yet to receive their payment for the month of July.

Indian Envoy Calls on Imran

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, on Friday, called on Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan. The envoy termed the meeting to be positive and constructive. He also gifted Khan a bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team.

NIA Court Extends Andrabi’s Judicial Custody

A special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday extended the judicial custody of Kashmiri separatist Asiya Andrabi and two others till September 7.

Taliban Launches Attack on Ghazni

The Taliban launched a major attack on Afghanistan's Ghazni city on Friday.

5 Apps to Soothe Your Mid-week Holiday

With Independence Day around the corner, preparations for the holiday mood are in full swing.

Raja, Kanimozhi get Time to File Reply on CBI Plea in 2G Spectrum Allocation...

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted additional time to former union telecom minister A Raja, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Kanimozhi and others to file their replies against an appeal challenging their acquittal in 2G spectrum allocation scam.

B-Town Celebrities Grace Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)

The largest film festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, has officially begun and will present prominent line-ups from the Industry.

Massive Crowd Turn-up at IKEA Opening

Scores of shoppers swamped the newly opened Swedish home furnishings behemoth IKEA on Thursday as thousands of shoppers thronged the store.

Protest Staged Outside British High Commission Against ‘Referendum 2020’ in Delhi

Scores of people gathered outside the British High Commission in the national capital to protest against the 'Referendum 2020' campaign organised by a US-based separatist Sikh organisation that is slated to be held in London on August 12.

Indrani Mukerjea Files Fresh Bail Plea

Indrani Mukerjea, the former head of INX Media and the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, filed a fresh bail plea in a special CBI Court in Mumbai on Friday.

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Over Rafale row

Amidst uproar by the opposition over Rafale deal, the Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2:30 PM. The issue continued to disrupt the last day of the Parliament's monsoon session with the joint opposition mounting attack on the Narendra Modi-led government.

Had no Information on Vaibhav Raut’s Arrest, Says Lawyer

The Lawyer of Vaibhav Raut, who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) earlier today for allegedly storing suspicious material at his residence, claimed that his client was not informed about the arrest.

CLL Patients at Higher Risk of Melanoma

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made this discovery.

North Korea Accuses US of Toughening Sanctions

North Korea on Thursday accused select senior United States officials of attempting to further strengthen international sanctions imposed on the reclusive nation.

This is When ‘Sui Dhaga’ Trailer Will be out

Along with the first poster of her upcoming film 'Sui Dhaga-Made in India', Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has revealed that the trailer of the movie will be out on August 13.

Naxals Torch Vehicles at Road Construction Site in Chhattisgarh

Naxals on late Thursday night set on fire several vehicles engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

Cabinet Extends Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Giving a boost to rural road connectivity, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on Thursday approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond the 12th five year plan period.

Triple Talaq Bill to be Tabled in Rajya Sabha Today

The much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill.

Chhattisgarh CM Lauds Tribal Community, Hails Their Contribution

On the occasion of 'World Tribal Day', Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday praised the tribal community and acknowledged their contribution in the development of the state.

Have High Hopes for Sarjubala, Says Boxing Coach

As the date for the 18th edition of Asian Games draws closer, Indian women boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco has expressed high hopes and is confident that star Manipuri boxer Sarjubala Devi would win a gold medal in the quadrennial event.

Union City Police Chief’s son Held for Attack on Sikh man in US

Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister's estranged son Tyrone Keith McAllister has been arrested for physically assaulting a 71-year-old Sikh man in Manteca here.

Triumphant U20 men’s Football Team Returns Home

The Indian Under-20 men's football team that created history by beating Argentina in the COTIF Cup arrived at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Friday.

As Kerala Battles Floods, Death Toll Reaches 26

At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state.

Supreme Court Verdict has Taken out Foundation Stone, Says Justice Lodha

Following the Supreme Court diluted the Lodha committee recommendations, approving Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Constitution, Retired Justice R. M. Lodha expressed his disappointment saying that the judgement has taken out the foundation stone.

Andhra to Create Multiple Public Platforms for Transparent Governance

Andhra Pradesh Information Technology (IT) Minister Nara Lokesh said that the state government is working to create multiple platforms for the general public for transparent and efficient governance.

SFIO Arrests Former Bhushan Steel Managing Director

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) on Thursday arrested former promoter and managing director of Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL), Neeraj Singhal.

Karnataka Announces Relief Fund for Flood-hit Kerala

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday announced a relief fund worth Rs. 10 crores to the flood-hit Kerala. The Chief Minister has also directed his Chief Secretary T.M. Vijayabhaskar to send relief materials and a team of doctors to the state.

Congress to Skip Venkaiah Naidu’s Breakfast Party

The Congress Party has decided to boycott the breakfast party to be hosted by Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday.

Petition Filed Against Owaisi Over ‘Communal Statements’

A petition has been filed against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Bankshall Court in Kolkata for 'communal statements at a rally in Hyderabad on August 5.'

CBDT to Scrutinise 0.35 Percent IT Returns Filed Last Year

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) on Thursday said that only 0.35 percent of the Income Tax returns, filed last year will be scrutinised.

Kerala Child Welfare Board Announces Literary Awards

9-year-old Aila's next book is set to publish next year. It will contain her poems and stories. Alia said, her teachers encouraged her to write more. One of her poems is addressed to Rohit Vemula, whose institutional murder shook Indian political sphere. She named it "koodappirappu" (sibling).

RSS Goons Attacks Muslim Youth In Palakkad

Muneer from Thrithala was brutally attacked by RSS goons in Puthoor on Sunday night. He was standing in front of the house of his student and speaking to her father by phone.

Student Commits Suicide In University Of Hyderabad: 3rd Suicide in 3 Months

Parmar had written in his diary that he is unable to share his problems with people in the University and his family is not willing to listen to his issues. The letter which was found in the room was addressed to the Chief Warden asking for permission to vacate the hostel.