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Kejriwal alleges intimidation of AAP officials

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that his officials are being threatened by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). He hinted that 77 AAP officials, both from IAS and DANICS, have received calls from CBI in an illegal manner. There is no case or any legal summon.

PM Modi & Army Chief visit Avalanche survivor

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the Siachen Avalanche survivor Lance Naik Hanamanthappa in the Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi.While his condition is reported critical, he is stable and currently undergoing an array of tests. Hanamanthappa was flown to Delhi in a C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for treatment.  

David Headley, key suspect in 26/11 Mumbai attack to testify today

For the first time in the Indian history, foreign terrorist David Coleman Headley would depose before a special Mumbai Court via video conference. Today, he would be revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks. Headley, aged 55, was earlier pardoned and made an approver by additional sessions judge G.A. Sanap.

Sensex hits its lowest, falls 807 points

Today, the BSE Sensex fell 807 points, hitting the lowest levels since May 2014. A slowdown in the global economy is considered to be the reason behind this downfall. While the State Bank of India fell 2.6%, India’s broader Nifty encountered a downfall of 3.4% after an earlier dip of 3.5% to below 7,000 points.

Sensex & Nifty to open with deep trade cuts

Both Sensex and Nifty are likely to open with deep cuts in trades, tracking the weak trading of Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange. With continuation in global equity markets, the SGX Nifty went down by 0.74 per cent or 53 points to close at 7,196. In the Indian trade market, foreign institutional investors sold shares worth Rs. 751.33 crore with the domestic investors purchasing shares worth Rs. 196.92 crore yesterday.

Indian Overseas Bank shares fall by 12%

After suffering heavy losses amounting to Rs. 1,425 crore in the October-December quarter, the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) shares fell by 11.8 percent. IOB had already made a provision of Rs. 1,896 crore for bad loans. With a 17 percent increase in non-performing loans at IOB, the bank stood at 12.64 percent against eleven percent in the September quarter.  

Moto Phones up for sale at heavy discounts on Flipkart

Motorola India and Flipkart are celebrating the two-year anniversary of their partnership by offering massive discounts on Moto devices. You can head to Flipkart website and/or the Flipkart mobile app to grab exciting offers. The renowned budget Moto E (Gen 2) 3G priced at Rs. 5,999 can be purchased as per an exchange offer which gives a discount of up to Rs. 2000. Similarly, the Moto E (Gen 2) 4G and Moto G (Gen 3) 16GB models are available with an exchange offer that offers up to Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 500 off respectively.  

Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

Following the telecom regulator’s regulation barring the discriminatory pricing of data services, Facebook has taken off Free Basics from India. Reliance Communications’ decision to make Facebook’s Free Basics platform a paid one has been the backbone of the announcement made by Facebook. A huge disparity between Facebook and critics on the Free Basics matter has led to the pulling out of Free Basics from India.     

New WhatsApp emojis for Android users

WhatsApp has already started rolling out new emojis in its latest version 2.12.441, exclusively for the Android consumers. These emojis include a range of facial expressions like rolling eyes, upside down smiles and a lot more. Family emojis like two boys and two women, two women and two girls are also on the list of newly introduced emojis.

David Miller named as Kings XI Captain in IPL9

Already associated with Kings XI Punjab team since IPL season 4, South African batsman David Miller has been chosen as the captain of the team for the upcoming Indian Premier League season 9. Kings XI coach Sanjay Bangar has also expressed his confidence about Miller’s tremendous potential as a leader. The exemplary batting skills and a cool temperament make Miller an excellent asset for Kings XI Punjab team.

Irfan Pathan ties knot with Jeddah model

Following the footsteps of his professional buddies, Irfan Pathan also married a twenty-one-year-old model from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Pathan exchanged wedding vows with Safa Baig in a low key ceremony that took place last Thursday in Mecca. The thirty-one-year-old Irfan Pathan last played for India in the year 2012 and recently led Baroda to the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy against Uttar Pradesh. 

Gold Rush for India at SAG 2016

India is not only witnessing a gold rush but also dominating the 12th South Asian Games, especially in the medal’s tally. Till now, India is leading the chart by winning 14 gold and five silver medals. Second and third positions are held by Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively. Injeti Srinivas, CEO of SAG 2016, claimed that all efforts will be made to ensure Guwahati and Shillong become the best sports venues among all South Asian games played till now.

Condom scene in Mastizaade lands Sunny in trouble

Ex-porn star Sunny Leone has invited fresh trouble with an FIR being registered against her. The complaint mentions that in one of the scenes of Mastizaade, the bold actress and her co-actor Vir Das are allegedly seen promoting the use of condom inside a temple in a “vulgar” manner. The case has been registered at the Adarsh Nagar Police Station in Delhi.

Govinda offers Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to fan

After the Supreme Court insisted on Bollywood star Govinda to personally apologise to the person named Santosh Bateshwar whom he slapped seven years ago, the actor has made the move by offering unconditional apology and Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. The complainant had intentions to prosecute Govinda for criminal intimidation and assault that could land the actor in jail for two years.

Kajol to be part-time member of Prasar Bharati Board

A committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari has chosen Bollywood actor Kajol as a part-time member of the Prasar Bharati Board. The committee has also nominated Shashi Shekhar Vempati, who has over a decade-and-half long experience of working with Infosys, and currently heads a reputed online media company. The two nominations have been decided by a three-member committee headed by the Vice President, Press Council of India chief Prasad and I&B secretary Sunil Arora.

Siachen soldier Hanamanthappa passes away

The lone survivor of the 3rd February Siachen avalanche passed away at 11:45 a.m. at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. In an earlier bulletin issued by the Army Hospital, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad’s condition was deteriorating and he was not responding to medication. Kept on maximum life support with aggressive dialysis and ventilation, Koppad had also slipped into a deeper state of coma.

Jaipur student wins Google Code-in contest 2015

A class XII student of Jaipur, Yathannsh Kulshreshtha is among the few students who have been successful in winning the Google Code-in contest for the year 2015. Google Code-in is a global competition conducted for pre-university students with the sole objective of adding value to the open source software development arena. The participants are expected to perform tasks related to writing or refactoring code, training, documentation, research, user interface enhancement and quality assurance. Kulshreshtha completed forty nine tasks in forty days.

IIT Madras circular bars political activities

After banning a movement by Dalit students, IIT Madras has issued a circular with an aim to bar different kinds of “political activity” as the same is considered against the apolitical nature of the educational institute. The circular also contains an innovative clause as per which all students, scholars, project associates etc. would promise not to indulge in any activity that will adversely affect the university’s image.