Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, another positive coronavirus test in the IPL camp and more, in today’s news wrap.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away aged 84
Former Indian president and senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee died aged 84 in New Delhi on Monday evening, weeks after he was operated upon to remove a clot in the brain. Mukherjee, who was on life support, had recently developed a lung infection following which his condition deteriorated, reports said. Read More
How India thwarted China near Pangong Lake
In a further escalation of the ongoing military confrontation between India and China in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese People Liberation Army carried out "provocative military movements" to "unilaterally" change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops. Read More
Activist-Lawyer Prashant Bhushan agrees to pay toke Re 1 fine to Supreme Court
On Monday, 31 August, public interest lawyer Prashant Bhushan announced at a press conference that he would accept the sentence imposed by him by the Supreme Court for contempt earlier in the day – of a Re 1 fine. Read More
Coronavirus impact: India’s GDP sees steepest decline in 40 years
As India gradually becomes the global hotspot for COVID-19, the gross domestic product for the first quarter ended June of FY 2020-21, released on Monday, 31 August, dropped to -23.9%, revealing the extent of damage the pandemic has caused to the country’s economy. Read More
IPL 2020 broadcast team member tests positive for COVID-19
Doubts about a timely start of the upcoming edition of the IPL grew further as at least one member of the STAR production crew, who was in the first batch to leave India for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the official broadcaster to postpone their flights. Read More
IPL controversies over the years
From Harbhajan slapping Sreesanth to SRK’s ban to spot-fixing, here’s a quick look at the dark side of the IPL over the years. The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off on September 19. Read More
Fans react to Suresh Raina-N Srinivasan IPL controversy
An unexpected storm hit the Chennai Super Kings in the desert country after stalwart Suresh Raina opted out of the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Initially reports suggested that Chinna Thala’s departure from UAE was due to personal reasons. Read More
SC rejects Vijay Mallya’s plea against contempt order
On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya's plea seeking review of 2017 verdict holding him guilty for contempt of court. Mallya had sought a review of its May 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt for transferring $40 million to his children. Read More
All you need to know about the international travel bubble
The ban on international commercial passenger flights to and from India has been extended till September 30. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Government of India has released the guidelines for the Unlock 4.0, applicable from September 1 till September 30. Under the guidelines, government has decided to open up transport further by allowing Metro Trains to run from September 7. Read More
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