Parliament stalled for the 21st consecutive day:Parliament remains stalled for the 21st consecutive day; Opposition’s din and disruption prevents proceedings from being taken up; BJP says NDA MPs have set a precedent by giving up their salaries & allowances for 23 days, now the Congress needs to be accountable to the people.
EAM Sushma Swaraj targets terror at NAM meet:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stresses on tackling terrorism at the mid-term ministerial NAM meet in Baku; says its the biggest danger to international peace and security, it creates impediments in development.
Stalematecontinues in Parliament:Opposition continued to stall proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament for the 21st consecutive day today. The Lok Sabha was first adjourned till Noon and then for the day amid sloganeering by opposition members. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM.
Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets 5 years in prison:Salman Khan convicted and sentenced to 5 years behind bars in the 20-year-old Blackbuck poaching case by a Jodhpur court; The star will remain in Jodhpur jail for at least one night as his bail plea will only be heard on Friday; co-accused Saif, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre acquittted.
Cabinet nod to Human Rights Amendment Bill:The Cabinet has approved the Protection of Human Rights Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights in the country.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to arrive on a 3-day India visit:Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli is arriving New Delhi on Friday on a 3-day visit to India. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation.
Moderately strong quake off southern Philippines:A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, the US Geological Survey said, though local authorities said they did not expect any damage.
Reserve Bank keeps interest rates unchanged:No relief on the EMI front; The RBI’s monetary policy committee holds status quo on interest rates, repo rate stays at 6% and reverse repo rate at 5.75; projects 7.4% growth rate for the current fiscal.
Data leak: Facebook says 5.62 lakh people potentially affected in India:Social media giant Facebook said today that 5.62 lakh people in India were “potentially affected” by global data leak episode involving UK-based Cambridge Analytica.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Lifters lift India on Day-1:Weightlifters give India a gold and silver start on day one of the Gold Coast Commonwealth games; Mirabai Chanu sets a new games record bagging the gold in the 48kg category; Guru Raja wins the silver int the 56 kg contest.
Gururaja clinches silver for India in men’s weightlifting 56 kg category:Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming a silver in the men’s 56kg category in Gold Coast today.
Indian women’s hockey team loses 2-3 to Wales in CWG opener:India’s hockey campaign was off to a disappointing start at the Commonwealth Games after the country’s women’s team went down 2-3 to Wales, trailing for most of the Group A clash, in Gold Coast today.
Hubble precisely measures distance to ancient star cluster:Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe, a 13.4 billion-year-old cluster of stars born shortly after the Big Bang.
Data on up to 87 million Facebook users shared with UK firm:Personal data on as many as 87 million Facebook users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, the company said today, far greater than the 50 million previously estimated.