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Major News and Events of 17 August 2016

What Happened on 17 August 2016

Manipur gets Najma Heptullah as New Governor

The Centre has named the Governor of Manipur on Wednesday. Former union minister Dr Najma Heptullah is going to be the Governor of the north-eastern state, Manipur, taking over from V Shamuganathan, who was additionally taking care of the position since September 30, 2015. Names of Governors of other states have also been announced.

Spurious Liquor Kills 12 People in Bihar

At least 12 people have lost their lives after consuming spurious liquor in Gopalgunj district of Bihar. The victims were admitted to the Sadar hospital in Gopalgunj, but none could be saved. As per the families of the deceased, the men consumed the liquor on 15th August, while police say that it has happened because of food poisoning.

Assembly Speaker Evicts DMK MLAs

Assembly speaker P Dhanapal has evicted more than 80 DMK MLAs on Wednesday and then suspended them for a week. According to reports, arguments took place between the DMK MLAs and the speaker, but as it was settling down, the MLAs made ugly noise which ended up in their eviction. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was not present at the assembly session.