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Cricket stadium converted into jail ahead of court verdict in rape case against Dera chief

The two states of Punjab and Haryana are nearing a compete lock down, as the time approaches for the court’s verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a spiritual leader. Thousands of supporters of the spiritual leader are pouring in from all across India to witness the court hearing. The verdict will be ... Read More »

Typhoon Hato strikes Hong Kong and Macau with hurricane-strong winds

Around 6 people are reported to have been killed in the devastation caused by Typhoon Hato. Damage to properties and infrastructure has also been substantial. The Typhoon Hato hit Macau and Hong Kong, which are Chinese territories. The overall destruction caused by the typhoon is currently being estimated at several million dollars. 5 persons are said to have died in ... Read More »

Kerala High Court acquits Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in graft case

In a big relief to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Kerala High Court today acquitted him in a graft case that was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Kerala High Court pronounced its judgment, saying that CBI did not have any solid evidence to prove the involvement of Pinarayi Vijayan. The case involved a Canadian company ... Read More »

Sasikala’s review petition rejected by Supreme Court

In a setback to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, the Supreme Court has rejected her review petition seeking quashing of her conviction. It may be recalled that Sasikala was convicted in a disproportionate assets case, for which, she was sent to jail by the Supreme Court. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was also convicted, but she had died before ... Read More »

Bonanza for OBCs; Government raises creamy layer cap to Rs 8 lakh

Newspatrolling: In what appears to be a populist move, ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the government has raised the creamy layer ceiling for Other backward Classes (OBCs) by Rs 2 lakh. Earlier, the creamy layer cap for OBCs was Rs 6 lakh, but now, it has been raised to Rs 8 lakh. What it implies is that ... Read More »

It’s official! Government confirms Rs 200 notes to be released soon

First, there were only speculations about the new Rs 200 note. However, today, the government confirmed that Rs 200 notes will soon be released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Although the government has not specified the exact date of release of Rs 200 notes, some sources said that the new Rs 200 notes could become available at banks ... Read More »

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offers to resign after back-to-back train accidents

With back-to-back train accidents denting the trust and confidence of the general public, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has expressed his willingness to resign from his post. Suresh Prabhu has already met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard and a decision could be taken soon. Suresh Prabhu has also accepted full moral responsibility for the train accidents. The first accident ... Read More »

Most wanted Dawood Ibrahim’s 21 identities revealed by UK

The United Kingdom (UK) has released its updated list of people against whom financial sanctions have been imposed. One of the individuals in the list is most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim. It may be recalled that Dawood Ibrahim is currently hiding in Pakistan, but the government in Pakistan has consistently denied accepting this fact. The list released by UK Treasury ... Read More »

Delhi airport announces expansion plans; new runway by 2021

With increasing traffic, the Delhi airport has announced its plans to expand its passenger-handling capacity and build a new runway by 2021. The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the managing body of Delhi airport said that it would be increasing the passenger-handling capacity at the existing two terminals, re-commission operations at terminal-2, and create a new runway by 2021. DIAL ... Read More »

Madras High Court refuses relief to Karti Chidambaram

In a setback to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram of Congress, the Madras High Court has refused to provide him any relief in the INX Media case. It may be recalled that Karti has sought relief from the Madras Court, requesting the quashing of the FIR that CBI had filed against him and the summons issued ... Read More »

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