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Sunday, May 27, 2018

India

Kumaraswamy Takes Oath With Galaxy Of Top Leaders In Attendance

Bengaluru(PTI): H D Kumaraswamy was today sworn in as the Karnataka chief minister at the head of a JD (S)-Congress coalition government. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a grand ceremony in the Vidhana Soudha complex, the seat of power in Bengaluru. Vala also administered the oath to state Congress chief and prominent...

BJP Leader Arrested For Raping A Woman In PM Modi’s Varanasi Constituency

Varanasi: A local BJP leader, a former district unit President, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman at a lodge in Varanasi on May 22, police said. The incident allegedly took place when the 32-year-old woman went to meet Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, the former president of the saffron party’s Bhadohi district unit, at the lodge located in Englishia Line. The...

Poison On Wheels: 18 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express Passengers Taken Ill After Eating Food

Kharagpur: As many as 18 passengers on the Kolkata-bound Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express – 12278 were admitted to different hospitals at Kharagpur in West Bengal for food poisoning after eating meals served on-board today afternoon. Passengers of C–2, C–3, C–4 and E–1 coaches started complaining of uneasiness after lunch was served to them around 12 pm. All the passengers were rushed...

I Push My Limits To Be The Best Version Of Myself: Sonakshi Sinha

Mumbai(PTI): Sonakshi Sinha says when it comes to fitness her aim is to continuously work towards becoming a better version of herself. The 30-year-old actor believes it is important to stay healthy rather than try and fit into a body type. "My goal is to consistently push my limits to be the best version of myself everyday. I've never been...

Brahmos Successfully Test-Fired For 2nd Consecutive Day

New Delhi(PTI): The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an integrated test range in Odisha's coastal Balasore district for the second consecutive day today, validating its strike capability, the defence ministry said. The missile was launched from a mobile autonomous launcher at 11.45 hours and it successfully flew in its pre-set trajectory "fulfilling its mission objectives", the ministry...

9 Killed In Police Action Against Protesters In Tuticorin In Tamil Nadu: CM

Chennai(PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said today nine people were killed in "police action" against anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin, and announced a judicial inquiry into the violence. Detailing the events leading to the "unfortunate" deaths, he said the protesters took out a procession towards the collectorate defying prohibitory orders in the area. They not only pelted policemen with stones...

Telangana On Alert Against Nipah Virus

Hyderabad(PTI): Telangana Health Minister C Laxma Reddy today said the health department is on alert against the Nipah virus. Talks have been held with the National Insitute of Virology at Pune on the tests to determine Nipah, he said. The state government has also spoken to the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) in Delhi and Manipal Centre for Virology and Research...

SC Comes To Lawyer’s Aid, Orders Raje Government To Pay Rs 48 L Fees Due To Him

New Delhi(PTI): Bizzare but true!! A lawyer had to knock the doors of the Supreme Court to seek a direction to his client, the Rajasthan government, to clear his bills totalling Rs 48 lakh pending since 1994. A bench of Justics N V Ramana and S Abdul Nazeer came to his aid and directed the state government to pay Rs 48.01...

Rahul Appoints Biswaranjan Mohanty As AICC Secretary For Gujarat

Bhubaneswar: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Biswaranjan Mohanty as All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary for Gujarat. “The Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Jitendra Baghel and Shri Biswaranjan Mohanty as AICC Secretaries for Gujarat with immediate effect,” said a press release issued by AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot. Biswaranjan was the former National General...

Kalinga Litfest To Be Themed On ‘Just Society’

New Delhi(PTI): With over 250 speakers, poets, musicians, artists and performers, the fifth edition of Kalinga literary festival will focus on 'just society'. The three-day festival beginning on June 8 in Bhubaneswar, will explore concepts of equality, equity and humanity in literature. The festival will witness innovative sessions on radio, poetry recitation, short story, lyrics and cinema by speakers like...

Facebook Boss Zuckerberg Faces European Parliament Over Data Scandal

Brussels(AFP): Facebook Boss Zuckerberg Faces European Parliament Over Data Scandal "Great news for EU citizens," European Parliament President Antonio Tajani tweeted yesterday about the decision to stream the hearing after days of bitter wrangling. MEPs had demanded that Zuckerberg show the transparency the scandal calls for. Facebook admitted that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by British...

Protests Against Vedanta Plant Turns Violent, 1 Killed In Police Firing

Tuticorin/Chennai(PTI): The months-long protests for the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin over pollution concerns turned violent today, with agitators fighting pitched battles with police, prompting it to open fire in which a man was killed, officials said. Hurling stones and setting government vehicles and public property on fire, the agitators went on the rampage in the town,...

NGT Notice To Centre, UP Government On Plea Alleging Threat To Swamp Deer In Hastinapur Sanctuary

New Delhi(PTI): A plea alleging threat to wildlife especially to the swamp deer due to human intervention in the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Centre and UP government. A bench headed by Acting NGT chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, National Board for Wildlife,...

Oil Price Hike May Force RBI To Up Rates In August: Analysts

Mumbai(PTI): Rise in oil prices may lead to inflationary trends in the country, forcing the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to hike rates by 0.25 per cent in the August policy review, foreign brokerages said today. The apex bank, however, may opt for a status quo in rates at the forthcoming review in June, they said. "We now expect the RBI...