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Verdict of Asaram rape case today

The Jodhpur Court will announce its judgement over the Asaram rape case inside the premises of the Central Jail in Jodhpur today. The arrangements for tight security have been made to avoid any violent protests in the area. The three states-Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana have been warned to arrange for tight security by the Home Ministry to ensure no violence takes place after the verdict. The police in Delhi are also on high alert.

Gadchiroli encounter: 37 Maoists killed in 48 hours

The C-60 squad of the Maharashtra police and CRPF have gunned down 37 Maoists in 48 hours in an encounter in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The combative assault was launched by the state security forces on Sunday. No police casualties have been reported. This operation is a blow on the rebellious activities of the Naxals in the region and the biggest battle won against the Maoists in the last 38 years.

Haryana CWG medallists snubbed government's ceremony of honouring them

The CWG medallists of Haryana have refused to attend the ceremony which is scheduled to take place on 26 April in Panchkula, organized by the state government to honour them. The refusal came after the state government decided to reduce the award money given to the CWG medallists. According to the state's policy, it will deduct the amount of the cash prize given to athletes by their institutions (army or railways) from their award money. The athletes protesting are Neeraj Chopra, Manoj Kumar, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia. 

Ola and Uber drivers to go on an indefinite strike from Monday

Ola and Uber's drivers have planned to go on an indefinite strike from Monday across major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune etc. as the drivers have claimed that they are not being able to cover the costs due to falling business. The strike has been called by the transport wing of Maharashtra Navnirnam Sena.

Prime Minister to address India-Korea Business Summit Today

Prime Minister Modi is going to address the second India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi on Tuesday. The theme of the summit is “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship through Trade and Investments”. The third (India) and fourth (Korea) largest economies in Asia will be carrying two-way trade of nearly 17 billion dollars.The Business Summit will be also be addressed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Top Officials of Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

11,500 crores rupees fraud shocks Punjab National Bank

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected a fraud of nearly 11,500 crores in one of its branch in Mumbai. The fraud is considered as one of the biggest frauds in the Indian Banking System. As per reports, PNB detected unauthorized transactions worth 11,500 rupees and has suspended 10 officers due to this scam. The case has been referred to the CBI for further investigation.

India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

India successfully tested a formidable supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Thursday at 8:42 AM. The test was conducted from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman congratulated the Armed Forces, Defence Research and Development Organization and Defence Industry for their successful attempt. 

PM Modi to attend Indian Science Congress in Imphal

PM Modi is going to deliver the inaugural address at the 105th session of the Indian Science Congress at Manipur University in Imphal, Manipur, on Friday. The five day Science Congress event is an annual congregation and will be attended by science professionals from across the globe. The theme of Indian Science Congress 2018 is “Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology.”

Biennal Auto Expo 2018: Inauguration today

The inaugration of Auto Expo 2018 is done today while it will be open to the general public on February 9. The 14th edition of Auto Expo of 2018 is expected to see nearly 24 new launches and the unveiling of over 100 vehicles. The first day of the Auto-Expo 2018 saw concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Kotors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20. Other release and concepts include BMW 6 Series GT, BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW M5, Maruti Suzuki E-Survivor electric compact SUV Concept, Mahindra Stinger Concept etc.

IPL 2018:Kings XI Punjab won by 15-runs against SunRisers Hyderabad, all credit goes to Chris Gayle's stupendous batting

The team of Kings XI Punjab marked a remarkable win by 15-runs against SunRisers Hyderabad in yesterday's match in Mohali. All credit goes to Chris Gayle for scoring 104-runs off 63-balls leading to the victory of its team by 15-runs. It was Gayle’s sixth century in the overall IPL seasons. After this match, Chris Gayle became the first player who has scored a century in the IPL 2018.

India positioned at third, grabs a total of 66 medals in the CWG 2018

Including 26 gold medals in its medal tally, India has earned the third position in the Commonwealth Games 2018 held in Gold Coast, Australia. With a total of 66 medals, it has surpassed its medal tally of Glagow Commonwealth Games 2014 by 2 medals. On the final day of the Games, Saina Nehwal claimed her victory by winning a gold medal in an all-Indian final of women's singles in badminton against P V Sindhu, who won a silver medal. Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won a  silver medal in the finals of the women's doubles in squash. The phenomenal Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth also won a silver medal in the finals of the men's singles. Table tennis player, Manika Batra created history by winning the first ever women's singles table tennis gold for India. India is really proud of its 200-strong athletics, who  performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and ranked it on the third position. The total medal count of India comes to 66 with a total of 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals. 

Shooter, Anish Bhanwala won India's 16th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018

Anish Bhanwala has succeeded in getting India's 16th gold medal on Friday. He became the youngest gold medalist from India at the Games. Anish shot a total score of 30 to win the finals. He faced tough competition from 20-year-old Australian shooter, Sergei Evglevski and 28-year-old Sam Gowin of England. But he kept himself focused through all the eight rounds to finally, emerge on the top.

Teenager gang-raped in moving car in Greater Noida

A class 11 student was gang-raped in a moving car after one of her classmates and his friends offered her a lift back home in Greater Noida. The boys forced the girl to have drinks mixed with drugs and then gang-raped her. After a few hours, the three boys dropped her off on the roadside. So far, two boys have been arrested  in the case.

National Lok Adalat in Mathura settles more than 4,000 cases in single day

National Lok Adalat has settled more than 4,000 cases in one day in the District Court Mathura. The court settled 3,025 cases and realized Rs.98,30,329 as decree amount for 18 execution cases. The compensation worth Rs.7,50,000 was provided in relation to 21 behavioural cases and one motor accident case. The court also passed order for compensation claims of Rs.1,42,95,000 to aggrieved parties in 27 motor accident claim cases.

AIIMS to vaccinate about 300 elderly people to protect them from pneumonia

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) is organising a vaccination drive against pneumonia for the elderly people staying in various old age homes in Delhi. It has collaborated with an NGO, Healthy Ageing India for the cause. The event will take place on 25th April at Gandhi Smriti. During this initiative, they will also be screening elderly people against cancer diseases so that their early diagnostic treatment can be initiated at AIIMS. 

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