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What Happened on 28 August 2015


Rain mars first day's play in third India-Sri Lanka Test

Rain forced an early end of the first day's play of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday, with just about one hour's play possible. India were 50/2 against Sri Lanka when rain interrupted play before lunch. Opening batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (19 not out) and captain Virat Kohli (14 not out) were at the crease after 15 overs of play. The game didn't resume after that. Earlier, India lost opener Lokesh Rahul (2) and Ajinkya Rahane (8). Source: IANS

CPI-M won't come to power even in 3016: Mamata

Slamming the Left Front over its "violent" peasants rally, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Marxists won't come to power in the state for 1,000 years. A day after the Left rally turned violent, leaving many people including policeman injured, Banerjee accused the Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of political bankruptcy. "Those who have been rejected by people, those who follow archaic politics are trying to create tension... Is this what comrades call politics?" she told a gathering on the foundation day of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad - her party's student wing. Source: IANS

Global cues buoys markets, Sensex provisionally up

Healthy growth in Chinese exchanges and US economy, coupled with attractive valuations, buoyed investor sentiment in Indian equity markets propelling a barometer index to gain 139 points.The positive sentiments propelled the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to gain the 139 points or 0.53 percent. Source: IANS

73 'green' supercomputers coming soon to India

India plans to install 73 'green supercomputers' in the next three years to enable high-performance computing with reduced power consumption, a scientist at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) said."Around five to 10 supercomputers will be installed this year and the rest in the next three years in phases. Through optimization, power consumption of the machines will be reduced as less as possible," Sanjay Wandhekar, associate director and head, High Performance Computing, C-DAC, Pune. Source: IANS

Haryana gets 21 all-women police stations

Promising a better policing environment to make women feel secure in approaching police, the Haryana government has launched all-women police stations in all 21 districts of the state. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the first all-women police station at Mansa Devi complex in Haryana's Panchkula town, adjoining Chandigarh. "The all women police stations are a gift for women of Haryana on the eve of the festival of Raksha Bandhan," Khattar said. Source: IANS

President greets people on Raksha Bandhan eve

President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Raksha Bandhan."On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad," the president said in a statement. He added: "the festival underlines the need for enhancing efforts for the welfare of women and for all men to do their utmost to ensure the safety and security of women in society." Source: IANS

Sindhu hopes to improve ranking with Super Series

India's badminton ace P.V. Sindhu has said she aims to improve her ranking by doing well in the Super Series in Korea and Japan next month. "For me, winning a medal at the Rio Olympics is the ultimate target. But before that I want to improve my ranking by doing well in the back-to-back Super Series in Korea and Japan in September," Sindhu said after receiving the AJN Award for outstanding performance in the field of sports. Source: IANS

Children under six should have right to creche, says law panel

The Law Commission has suggested that every child under six should have an unconditional right to creche and day care provided and regulated by the state. In its report "Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements" submitted to Law Minister D.V. Sadanada Gowda, the commission said the constitutional framework of fundamental rights and directive principles should reflect the special status and needs of children under six years of age. Source: IANS

Three killed in indiscriminate Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Three civilians were killed and nine injured in heavy and indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. "Three civilians were killed and nine injured in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border in Jammu district," a senior police officer said. Subhash Chander, 45, and Bimla Devi, 42, both residents of Sai Khurd village, and Pawan Kumar, 55, who lived in Abdullian village, were killed. The injured have been shifted to a hospital. Source: IANS

Sheena murder: Brother Mikhail leaves for Mumbai

Mikhail Bora, the son of media honcho Indrani Mukherjea who was arrested for killing her daughter Sheena Bora, has left for Mumbai for further interrogation in the case. Accompanied by the two officials of Mumbai Police, Mikhail Bora arrived at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport near Guwahati board a flight to Mumbai.Mumbai Police have already quizzed Mikhail twice - first at his grandparent's house - where Sheena Bora and Mikhail Bora were raised - and then at the Dispur police station. Source: IANS




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