Sasikala continues to receive VIP treatment in Bengaluru jail

An RTI report has vindicated former DIG Roopa’s claim that special privileges are being given to Sasikala in Agrahara prison.

Sasikala had nearly 14 visitors in 31 days. According to the prison manual, only 2 visitors are allowed in a month. Visiting hours in the prison are 11am to 5pm, but Sasikala had received visitors post 5pm too.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe arrives in India on 2-day visit

PM Narendra Modi greeted Japanese PM Shinzo Abe with a hug at Ahmedabad airport. The Japanese prime minister is in Ahmedabad for a two day visit to attend the annual summit between the two countries.

The Japanese PM along with his wife was taken from the airport on a roadshow. The 8 km route had around 25 stages with artists clad in their traditional attire performing for the guests.

Madras HC grants bail to man accused of sexual assault and murder of 7-year-old girl

A man who is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 7-year-old girl has been granted bail by the Madras HC.

In February, the 7-yr-old was sexually assaulted then murdered & her body was burnt by the accused. But owing to the negligence on part of the cops, the accused walked out on bail as police failed to file a chargesheet within the 90-day time period and also failed to reply to the court’s query based on the accused’s father’s petition.

Ryan student murder — NCP stages protest outside Ryan International School’s HQ in Mumbai

After the gruesome murder of the 7-year old boy in Ryan International School in Gurugram, trouble is mounting for Ryan group’s trustees. Pradhyuman’s father has moved to Bombay HC opposing Ryan CEO’s bail plea. Bombay High Court had adjourned the anticipatory bail plea for the trustees of the Ryan group including Augustine F. Pinto, his wife Grace Pinto and their son Ryan Pinto for tomorrow.

Meanwhile NCP workers staged protest outside Ryan International School’s headquarters in Mumbai. As the chorus for the security of school children grows, the centre will soon issue new guidelines to ensure safety of children in schools. The HRD ministry had last issued such guidelines in 2014.

Never supported separate religion tag for Lingayat, says Siddaganga Mutt Swamiji

In a major setback to water resource minister MB Patil, who has been supporting the demand of separate religion status for lingayats, Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga mutt clears the air saying he did not express his support for separate religion tag for the lingayats, and also stated that he believed that veerashaivas are not different from lingayats.

However, Patil later claimed that he can swear about the truth and not ready to take the blame.

Meanwhile, the Siddaramaiah govt is planning to construct a memorial, Anubhava Mantapa, a center for the lingayats, near Tripuranthaka lake in Basava Kalyana.
Telugu to be compulsory from 1st to 12th standard in all schools of Telangana

This is Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s latest diktat. The chief minister has ordered Telugu to be made compulsory from 1st to 12th standard in all schools across Telangana. The CM also said that those schools who fail to follow the order will not be recognized. KCR has also instructed all private and public institutions in Telangana to display their organization’s name in Telugu in their signboards.

Kerala priest Father Tom rescued from Yemen

In a big diplomatic win for India, Kerala priest Father Tom who was abducted by IS has been rescued from Yemen and is expected to return to India soon.

Due to frail health, Father Tom is currently in the Vatican receiving medical treatment.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying that Father Tom had spoken to her and thanked her for the governments rescue efforts.

Father Tom was abducted by IS in March 2016 after an attack on an old people’s home run by missionaries in the southern port city of Aden in Yemen.

DUSU polls: NSUI makes stunning comeback; wins two crucial posts

In a setback for the ABVP, NSUI has made a stunning comeback by winning two crucial posts of president and vice president in the elections of Delhi University.

NSUI has won the post of president after four years. ABVP managed to bag posts of secretary and joint secretary.

A year ago, while had won the post of president, vice president and secretary, Congress’ students’ union NSUI was elected to the post of joint secretary.