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Billionaire industrialist David Koch Dead

Billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice president of conglomerate Koch Industries and a major backer of conservative causes and political candidates, has died, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting his brother.

Publicly thrash those insulting Veer Savarkar: Uddhav Thackeray

Those who do not respect Veer Savarkar should be thrashed publicly, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday, a day after the student wing of the Congress claimed it blackened the freedom fighter’s bust in the Delhi University.

(Source: AFP)

22 Missing After Ferry Fire in Indonesia’s Java island

Nearly two dozen people are missing from the carcass of a ferry that went up in flames off Indonesia’s Java island, a port official said on Friday.

The boat was en route from Indonesia’s second-biggest city Surabaya to Balikpapan on Borneo island with some 277 people aboard when it caught fire Thursday evening, according to the official.

(Source: AFP)

6-Year-Old Girl Raped by 3 Schoolmates in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur

A Class I student of a government school in Chattisgarh’s capital Raipur was allegedly raped by three ten-year-old schoolmates, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on 20 August in a school located in Khamtarai police station limits, an official said.

(Source: PTI)

5 FIRs Filed Against Ex-BJP MP Abhishek Singh in Chit Fund Scam

Five FIRs have been registered against former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son, Abhishek Singh and Madhusudan Yadav, former mayor of Rajnandgaon Municipal Corporation, in connection with a chit fund scam involving a company called ‘Anmol India’.

(Source: ANI)

ED Searches Jet Founder Naresh Goyal’s Properties

The Enforcement Directorate is conducting searches at the properties of Jet Airways’ founder Naresh Goyal in Mumbai and Delhi, including his offices and residence.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Address Media at 5PM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address the media at 5 pm on Friday, 23 August.


Fire in Ludhiana Cycle Market

Fire breaks out in cycle market area in Ludhiana. More details awaited.


Delhi HC Issues Notice to Vijender Gupta on Kejriwal’s Plea to Quash Defamation Summon

Delhi HC issues notice to BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to quash summons in defamation case.


Delhi HC Allows Naresh Goyal’s Plea Seeking Withdrawal of Travel Embargo

Delhi High Court today allowed the plea of Naresh Goyal, the founder of Jet Airways, seeking withdrawal of his plea to travel abroad.


Oil Marketing Companies Stop Fuel Supply to Air India at 6 Airports

Air India Spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar: Oil marketing companies (OMCs) led by Indian Oil have stopped jet fuel supply at six airports including – Ranchi, Mohali, Patna, Vizag, Pune and Cochin.


Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to Visit Wayanad from 26 August

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to be on a three day visit to his constituency Wayanad (Kerala) from 26 August.

Soldier Killed in Firing at LOC in J&K’s Rajouri Dist

Army soldier killed in Pakistan Army firing along LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir: officials.


FATF Asia Pacific Puts Pakistan on Blacklist: Indian Officials

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s Asia Pacific Group has put Pakistan in the ‘enhanced blacklist’ for failing to meet global standards, Indian officials were reported as saying.


4 Dead After Temple Wall Collapses During Janmashtami Celebrations

Four people have died after a wall of a temple, where people were gathering to celebrate Janmashtami, collapsed in West Bengal’s North 24 Pargana.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs for the family of the deceased, Rs.1 lakh for those who got critically injured and Rs. 50,000 for others with minor injuries.


SC Issues Notice to Centre Over Validity of Triple Talaq Act

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central government after hearing three petitions which had challenged the constitutional validity of ‘The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act,’ 2019, or the Triple Talaq Act.


Alert in Tamil Nadu After Intel of Lashkar Terrorists’ Intrusion

Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into the state, police said on Friday.

The reports suggested six members of the terror outfit infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore, according to the police.


India, US Hold Bilateral Talks in Inter – Sessional Meet

India and US held a round of bilateral 2+2 inter-sessional meeting on 22 August in Monterey, California. They discussed regional developments and agreed to pursue their quest for a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

India and the United States reviewed progress and development of bilateral relations in cross-cutting defence, security and foreign policy areas since the inaugural 2+2 Ministerial Meeting of Sep 2018 and explored further possibilities of cooperation in these fields based on common interest.


Haryana CM Khattar Holds Road Showin Panipat

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar holds a roadshow in Panipat.


Rupee Falls Further, Crosses Rs 72 Mark Versus Dollar

The Indian Rupee valued lower today, on Friday 23 August, valued at 72.03 versus the US Dollar.


IMA Writes to Modi to Withdraw Kafeel Khan’s Suspension Order

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking revocation of an order suspending Uttar Pradesh-based pediatrician Kafeel Khan, an alleged accused in the death of infants at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in 2017.

Stating that Dr Khan and his family have been struggling to survive since he was suspended, the doctors’ body also sought withdrawal of all pending legal cases against him and demanded that the BRD Oxygen tragedy be investigated by central agencies.


World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends India’s Dope Testing Lab for 6 Months

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Gets 36% Approval Rate in Latest Poll

Thirty-six per cent of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing, while 62 per cent said they disapprove, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Nearly 8 in 10 Republicans approve of Trump’s overall job performance, while 20 per cent disapprove, according to the latest AP-NORC poll.

(Source: IANS)


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