It’s Super Sunday as World Cup, Wimbledon, Grand Prix clash in England
England is set to witness the biggest sports evening as it hosts three big finales on Sunday (July 14). British Grand Prix Formula One race and Wimbledon men’s singles final clash with the ICC World Cup 2019 final, to be played between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, London. Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton seemed shocked with the sports schedule, claiming that fans will be left switching between channels on the day. “I don’t understand why the organisers put the race on the same day as all these other big events,” said Hamilton in the pre-race press conference at Silverstone on Thursday (July 11).
4 madrassa students thrashed, ‘forced to chant Jai Shri Ram’ in UP
Four madrassa students were allegedly thrashed with cricket bats and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during a clash between two groups in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, according to police. The students of Dar-ul-Uloom Faiz-e-Aam were playing cricket, when the accused allegedly beat them up with bats and sticks. “Four children were beaten by some boys while they were playing cricket after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. They also pelted stones at children. On checking the Facebook profile of the boys, we got to know that they’ve links with the Bajrang Dal people,” Naeem Misbahi, Maulana Jama Masjid, Unnao said.
Telangana: ‘Best Tehsildar’ awardee falls from grace after bribe sting
From the ‘Best Tehsildar’ in Telangana two years ago, young V Lavanya has fallen from grace when television images of seizure of massive amount of cash and gold jewellery during a raid on her residence evoked public outrage on Thursday (July 11). Lavanya, a revenue officer of Ranga Reddy district, was arrested after sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided her home at Hayatnagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad and recovered ₹93.5 lakh in cash and 400 grams gold.
Tensions run high after student stabbed at Kerala Univ campus
Campus violence in Kerala raised its ugly head on Friday after a student was stabbed inside Thiruvananthapuram University College campus. According to sources, Akhil, a third year BA political science student was allegedly thrashed and then stabbed by members of the Student Federation of India (SFI), the student’s wing of the CPI(M). Incidentally, Akhil also belongs to the SFI. Akhil, who sustained injuries in the attack was taken to the general hospital. He was later referred to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College after the first aid was provided to him.
Milk prices go up as fodder becomes udderly, bitterly expensive
India ranks first in milk production across the world, and yet the price for a litre of milk is shooting up. Over the past few months dairy cooperatives and companies such as Amul and Mother Dairy have raised prices of milk by about ₹2 a litre. In 2017-18 India produced 176.3 million tonnes of milk, up from 165.4 million tonnes in 2016-17. This means that the country is producing enough milk for its consumption and surplus. But why are the prices of milk then shooting up?
US coast guards capture smuggler submarine worth $232 million
A video of a narco-submarine being seized by the US coast guards has caught the attention of many. Mostly because a number of these ‘ghost’ ships are never spotted or are able to elude the Coast gaurd surveillance. The operation took place on June 18 near Colombian and Ecuadoran coast in waters patrolled by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro.
Muslim youth stabbed for posting ‘beef-eating’ photo on Facebook
Nagapattinam police arrested four members of a Hindu outfit for allegedly stabbing a Muslim man for posting a photo of him having beef, on his Facebook account. The victim Mohammed Fisan (24), who owns a photocopy shop in Poravachery village in Nagapattinam district had posted a photo of him having beef soup on Facebook. The accused after seeing the post, allegedly picked a fight with Fisan on Thursday (July 11) evening. What started as squabble took a violent turn after the four youths started thrashing Fizan with iron rods after which one of them stabbed him with a knife.
K’taka CM Kumaraswamy to seek trust vote, asks Speaker to fix time
As his government teetered on the brink, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday announced that he would seek a trust vote and sought time from Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar. The surprise announcement from the embattled chief minister came in the state Assembly, which met here for a 11-day session in the backdrop of the resignation of 16 ruling coalition MLAs, which now threatens the government’s survival. However, the opposition BJP took exception to the chief minister raising the matter during obituary reference.
First water train from Jolarpet reaches parched Chennai
In a much-needed relief for water-starved Chennai, a special train loaded with 50 wagons of water, which was flagged off from the Jolarpet railway station in Vellore has reached Chennai city on Friday (July 12) afternoon. The train carries almost 50,000 litres of water will be discharged at Villivakkam and will be pumped to the treatment plants at Kilpauk. It would be distributed to the households in Chennai depending upon need. However, the places of distribution are yet to be decided.
Bahuda Yatra starts in Puri, holy triads of Jagannath temple bid adieu to aunt
Rituals for the ‘Bahuda Yatra’, the homeward journey of the trinity – Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra – of the Jagannath temple of Puri on their chariots, began at the Gundicha temple on Friday morning, marking the 10th day of the annual sojourn of the deities. A large congregation of devotees have assembled near the Gundicha Temple –home of the Devi Gundicha, the aunt of the three deities according to mythology – to witness the festival and participate in the chariot-pulling procession towards the Srimandir.