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Daily Archives: 13th August 2018

2 More Detained in Aasra Home Case

The Bihar Police on Monday detained two more people in connection with the death of two women at Patna's 'Aasra Home' and sent them to three-day police custody.

Maneka Thanks Corporate Affairs Ministry for Amending Act Relating to Sexual Harassment

Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi on Monday thanked the Ministry for Corporate Affairs Ministry for making it mandatory for all companies to file a disclosure regarding the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in their Director's Report.

UP man Barred From Offering Namaz for Participating in Kanwar Yatra

A Muslim man was prevented from offering Namaz in a mosque in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on grounds of participating in the recently-concluded Kanwar Yatra.

70 Policemen Killed in Three Days in Ghazni Attack

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed that 70 police officers have been killed ever since the Taliban launched an attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni city on August 10.

Appealed to Opposition to Start new Work Tradition, Says PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that the party requested the opposition parties to start a new tradition and work with the new government harmoniously.

Bombay HC Moved Over Goa Flag Hoisting Dispute

Advocate Aires Rodrigues moved to the High Court of Bombay at Goa over the dispute pertaining to the state government nominating speaker of the Legislative Assembly Pramod Sawant for hoisting the national flag on Independence Day function.

Maharashtra ATS Seizes Country-made Weapons in Mumbai

The Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) seized close to ten pistols from the safe houses of Vaibhav Raut and his accomplices, who have been accused of plotting terror activities in the state.

Rahul Challenges PM on Waiving off Farmers’ Loan in Karnataka

In run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if he really cared about farmers then the Centre should provide 50 per cent of the farm loan waived off in Karnataka by the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state last month.

Two Accused Surrender in Kerala Orthodox Church Case

Father Sony Varghese and Father Jaise K. George, accused in the sexual harassment case in Kerala's Malankara Orthodox Church, surrendered before the Thiruvalla Session Court on Monday.

Koreas Agree to Hold Summit Next Month

The two Koreas on Monday decided to hold their third meeting in September. The meeting will take place between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. The date of the third-inter Korean summit between the two leaders would be announced later.

Somnath Chatterjee to get Highest State Honour in WB Assembly

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be given the highest state honour in the West Bengal Assembly.

Supreme Court Directs Police to Ensure Protection to Hapur Lynching Case Witnesses

The Supreme Court on Monday directed Meerut Inspector General of Police to ensure protection to the witnesses in the Hapur lynching case.

Umar Khalid Attacked in Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University student activist Umar Khalid was attacked by an unidentified gunman on Monday before an event at Constitution Club where he was supposed to speak. Khalid escaped unhurt.

Nadal Pulls out of Cincinnati Open

World number one Rafael Nadal on Monday withdrew from the ongoing edition of the Cincinnati Open.

British Pakistani Comedian in Soup for Using ‘Paki’ Word

A British-Pakistani stand-up comedian was recently probed by the police after he used a derogatory term in his act 'Meet Abu Hamsta and Paki Bashir".

Pakistan’s National Assembly Begins new Session

The new session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) is underway here on Monday as a total of 329 newly-elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament took oath after the general elections were held on July 25.

Supreme Court Seeks Detailed Reply From Centre in BK Bansal Suicide Case

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Union of India after hearing a petition seeking an independent investigation into the controversial suicide case of senior bureaucrat Bal Kishan Bansal, who was arrested on alleged corruption charges.

Pakistan to Free 30 Indian Prisoners Today

As a humanitarian gesture to mark Pakistan's Independence Day on August 14, Islamabad has decided to release 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen.

Hail These Apps if you are a Literature Enthusiast

Often called as "on the go generation", we are the busiest of all and hardly get time to sit for leisure. Even the old school bookworms nowadays could not find a peaceful time to escape into the wonderlands of literature.

Nawaz Sharif Produced Before Accountability Court

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court that is hearing the two corruption cases against him and his family.

Sensex Drop on Global Sell-off, Nifty Down by 72.80 points

BSE Sensex opened lower on Monday at 37,626.95, down by 242.28. While NSE's Nifty 50 hovered around 11,356.70, down by 72.80 points.

20 Children Injured After High Tension Wire Falls on Madarsa in UP

At least 20 children were injured after a high tension wire fell on Madarsa in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha city on Sunday.

7 children of a Family Killed in car Accident in Gujarat

At least seven children of a family died when the car in which they were travelling fell into a ditch on the roadside in Panchmahal district.

Full Dress Rehearsal of I-Day Celebrations Held at Red Fort

A full dress rehearsal of 72nd Independence Day celebration was held on Monday morning at the Red Fort in Delhi. The rehearsal witnessed the same traffic restrictions as would be followed on the day of the celebration.

Somnath Chatterjee Dies at 89

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away here on Monday morning. He was 89.

Karnataka Government Seeks Answer Over Aero India 2018 Venue Shift

The Karnataka government on Sunday expressed its displeasure after the Ministry of Defence shifted its 22nd 'Aero India' show from Bengaluru to Uttar Pradesh this year.

Strongest-ever earthquake Rattles Northern Alaska

An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale struck a remote part of Alaska on Sunday, the US Geographical Survey confirmed.

15 Injured in Muzaffarpur Temple Stampede

At least 15 people were injured in a stampede at Garibnath Temple in Muzaffarpur on Monday morning.

Seven People Questioned in Kerala Orthodox Church Case

Seven people were questioned in Punjab's Jalandhar city in connection with the Kerala church sex scandal case.

Imran Khan set to Appoint Renowned Economist as Advisor

The victorious Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has said that it is set to appoint renowned economist Abdul Razzaq Dawood as an advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan.

Supreme Court to Hear Survivor’s Plea Today in Hapur Lynching Case

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea of a survivor of the Hapur lynching case, who is seeking a court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter.

ISRO to Celebrate Centenary of Space Pioneer Vikram Sarabhai

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday announced that they would have a year-long centenary programme to honour its legendary founding father and space pioneer, Vikram Sarabhai.

15 Villagers Killed in Bastar, not Naxals, Says Congress MLA

Congress MLA Kawasi Lakhma on Sunday claimed that 15 innocent villagers were killed in the recent crackdown on Naxals by the security forces and not 15 Naxals.