David Warner press conference on ball tampering, Tamil Nadu says Centre disobedient, and other top stories of the day

Updated - April 01, 2018 03:56 pm IST

Published - March 31, 2018 07:29 pm IST

It's 'wilful disobedience' of court ruling by Centre, says TN in contempt plea filed in SC

Tamil Nadu on Saturday moved the Supreme Court to  initiate contempt proceedings against the Central government  for its “wilful disobedience” of the February 16 court judgment in the Cauvery dispute mandating it to frame a scheme to set up a Cauvery management board and a Cauvery water regulation committee to monitor  the allocation of the river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.

Flash protest over Cauvery row in Chennai

A few persons assembled near the waters on Marina beach and staged a flash protest condemning the Union government for failure to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board. Holding placards, they stood near the water and indulged in sloganeering against the Centre.

Centre has failed to strengthen law on registration of political parties, SC told

A lawyer has submitted to the  Supreme Court  that the Centre has failed to strengthen the law regarding registration and de-registration of the parties, despite efforts by the Election Commission (EC) and the Law Commission.

The submissions were made in a rejoinder affidavit filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, in response to the Centre’s affidavit filed on March 21. Mr. Upadhyay had earlier filed a PIL in the court seeking that convicts be restrained from forming and holding posts in political parties during the period of their disqualification.

India increases deployment of troops along border with China near Tibetan region

India has deployed more troops and significantly increased patrolling in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along the borders with China in the Tibetan region in Arunachal sector following the  Doklam face-off , the most tense military confrontations between the two countries in decades.

Ashok Leyland to invest ₹ 340 cr in AP on bus making plant

World's fourth largest bus maker Ashok Leyland began construction of its bus making plant in Mallavalli Model Industrial Park, 40 kilometres from Vijayawada. The flagship company of the Hinduja Group will produce it's first bus in coming six months according to the company.

Policeman, civilian shot at, injured by militants in Anantnag, Pulwama

A policeman and a civilian were shot at and injured by militants in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir on March 31, the police said.

According to a police official, Special Police Officer Turag Singh on traffic duty in Khanabal Chowk area of Anantnag was fired upon by unidentified militants, leaving him injured, a police official said.

Nigerian actor accuses Kerala film producers of racial discrimination in payment

Nigerian actor Samuel Abiola Robinson, who starred in the recent Malayalam film  Sudani from Nigeria has accused the producers of the film of paying him a much lesser amount than the Indian actors, attributing it to racial discrimination. Terming it as racial discrimination, the actor said in a facebook post that “the producers offered me far less money than Indian actors who are not half as popular, experienced or accomplished as I am would normally earn”.

Ajit Singh is new Head of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit

The  BCCI  on Saturday appointed former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as the Head of its Anti-Corruption Unit, replacing former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. Neeraj, though, has been kept in advisory role in the ACU till May 31 2018.

Resigned to prospect of never playing cricket for Australia again: David Warner

A distraught David Warner on Saturday issued an abject apology for his role in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal. He said he was resigned to the prospect of never playing cricket for Australia again  after his 12-month ban .

In a fourth highly emotional media conference in three days involving the Australian cricket team, the former vice-captain struggled to fight back the tears as he read a prepared statement in which he said his actions had been “inexcusable”.

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