Daily wrap: JD(S) plans statewide padyatra, Bombay HC upholds Maratha quota

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists during a protest. (Photo| PTI)

World Cup 2019: India defeat WI by 125 runs, remain unbeaten

India remain unbeaten in the ongoing ICC World Cup with their victory over West Indies on Thursday (June 27) at Old Trafford, Manchester. The Men in Blue have also secured the second position on the points’ table, pushing New Zealand to the third. On a contrary, West Indies has won only one match and lost five, while one was abandoned due to rain. India set a target of 269 runs for West Indies, losing some of the big wickets early in the game. But quick wickets sealed the fate of the Windies batsmen, who did hit some big shots but couldn’t put up a satisfactory partnership. Virat Kohli was adjudged the Player of the Match for his brilliant 72-run knock.

JD(S) to go Andhra Pradesh way with padayatras in Karnataka

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The ruling Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka plans to hold a statewide padayatra (foot rally) much on the lines of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu. Jagan had embarked on a padayatra for 11 months in 2017-2018 covering a distance of 3,648 kms across 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh.

HC upholds Maratha quota, protestors create ruckus

Chants of “Jai Maratha”, “Ek Maratha Lakh Maratha” reverberated outside the Bombay High Court on Thursday as it upheld the validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education. The supporters, while talking to the media outside the court, said they welcomed the ruling, but were not satisfied.

Nirav Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Thursday. The 48-year-old was arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case.

Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation for desalination plant

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday (June 27) laid the foundation stone for a ₹1,259 crore seawater desalination plant in neighbouring Kancheepuram district, making it the third such unit that would address the city’s drinking water supply needs. Palaniswami said the government was expediting works on setting up a 400 mld desalination plant at Perur in Kancheepuram district.

Zuckerberg says US govt inaction allowed fake news to spread

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said that a lack of action by US authorities on fake political content on the platform after the 2016 US election helped pave the way for a subsequent avalanche of online disinformation. The CEO – who has himself been widely criticised for a lacklustre response to fake news – also called on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections.

Air India Mumbai-New York flight lands in UK after bomb scare

A US-bound flight of Air India from Mumbai made a precautionary landing in London on Thursday following a bomb threat, the airline said. The flight landed at the Stansted airport in London, Air India tweeted.

Nasser Hussain’s tweet triggers rare India, Pakistan bonhomie

India or England? Former England skipper Nasser Hussain’s question has left the Twitter in splits. On Thursday, Hussain took to his Twitter handle and asked, “Question to all Pakistan fans. England vs India. Sunday. Who you supporting?” And the replies were all kinds of quirky and entertaining.

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