Lalu sentencing, Maoist attack, ‘Padmaavat’ review, and other top stories of the day

Published - January 24, 2018 07:40 pm IST

Lalu Prasad, Jagannath Mishra get five-year jail term in third fodder scam case

A special CBI court in Ranchi on Wednesday awarded five-year jail term to and imposed a fine of Rs. 5 lakh each on Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and former  Bihar  Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the third fodder scam case. He faces three more fodder scam cases.

Four policemen killed, seven injured in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Four policemen, including two sub-inspectors, were killed and seven others injured in an encounter with Maoists in Narayanpur district of south Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.

‘Padmaavat’ review: an insipid love letter to Rajputs

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much discussed Padmaavat is actually a lavishly mounted ode to Rajput pride.

Indian origin British citizen 'Jihadi Sid' on U.S. terrorist list

The United States on Tuesday included a Indian origin British citizen 'Jihadi Sid', also known as Abu Rumaysah, whowas a leading member of now-defunct terrorist organisation al-Muhajiroun in the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).

Protests continue against Padmaavat

A day before the scheduled release of Deepika Padukone-starrer movie, several parts of northern India remained tensed as continued its protest against the movie.

Govt. unveils details of recapitalisation plan for public sector banks

The Union government on Wednesday announced the detailed contours of the recapitalisation plan for public sector banks (PSBs)  it announced in October last , including a reforms package across six themes that cover 30 action points such as customer responsiveness, responsible banking and credit offtake.

Tobacco and chocolates can no longer share shelf space in Maharashtra’s shops

This follows a directive from the Union Health Ministry that noticed a rise in tobacco addiction cases among adolescent youth.

Don't make any announcement to fill seats vacated after disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, HC tells ECI

In a relief to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the  Delhi  High Court on Wednesday told the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to make any announcement to fill the Assembly seats vacated after 20 AAP MLAs were disqualified for holding offices of profit.

Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her  Earthsea  books, has died at 88.

The surprises and snubs in the 2018 Oscar nominations

While the Academy Awards have always held surprises, this year’s nominations seem to be careful political grandstanding and interesting entries. Here are the surprises and snubs of this year.












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