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Major News and Events of 08 April 2016

What Happened on 08 April 2016

DMK to release Election manifesto on 10 April

DMK Treasurer MK Stalin has stated that the party would be releasing its election manifesto on 10 April 2016.Kalaignar will be releasing the same. As done in the past, in the year 2006, the party could be offering freebies in the form of free colour television sets. DMK Manifesto has been prepared by a separate panel headed by senior leader and former Union Minister TR Baalu. 

Yeddyurappa appointed as new Karnataka BJP chief

Former Karnataka Chief Minsiter BS Yeddyurappa has been appointed as the new president of BJP in Karnataka. He is currently the national vice-president of the BJP and a member of the Lok Sabha. Having replaced Pralhad V Joshi, Yeddyurappa was the foremost BJP member to take up the post of party’s Karnataka unit after the Supreme Court had declined to revoke a state high court order putting a stay on his prosecution in cases registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

Yuvraj to be absent from IPL's for first 2 weeks

Scheduled to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad, allrounder Yuvraj Singh would be absent during the first two weeks of the Indian Premier League(IPL) which would kick-start from 9th April 2016. Reason for this is that Singh is yet to recover from an ankle injury that he sustained during the second half of the ICC World T20. India’s limited overs specialist, Yuvraj Singh suffered the injury while battling against Australia in the must-win World T20 match in March 2016.

Shani Shingnapur to allow entrance of women in inner sanctum

The Shani Shingnapur temple trust has finally granted women devotees passage into the inner sanctum of the temple. As the first time in the last 60 years, women and conditionally restricted men would be allowed to enter the garbhagriha after a decades-long tradition that barred the entry of both types of individuals. Women activists, led by Trupti Desai have welcomed the decision which has followed Bombay High Court’s discretion of women having the fundamental right to enter a temple.

SC dismisses NGO's plea for cancelling Reliance Jio's 4G licence

The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea raised by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) that sought cancellation of Reliance Jio’s 4G licence on multiple grounds. The decision was taken by an apex court comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice R. Banumathi. The NGO CPIL has stated that Reliance Jio was offered 4G licence for data services and not for voice telephony which it received permission for, at a later point of time.

BSE Sensex slips by over 50 points

Today, BSE Sensex fell as much as 60 points to hit a low of Rs. 24,625 with Nifty falling by 16 points to close at Rs. 7,530. Reliance Communications was the top loser with its stocks falling by 1.5 per cent to close at Rs. 49.45. Other losers include Container Corp, Bank of India, Mphasis, JP Associated, Divis Labs and Amara Raja Batteries. Additionally, metal, oil & gas, banking, IT, auto and consumer durable stocks experienced maximum selling pressure.

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