Life imprisonment for Chhota Rajan in J. Dey murder case, 14 Indian cities in WHO's most- polluted list, and other top stories of the day

Chhota Rajan gets life imprisonment in journalist Jyotirmoy Dey killing case

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on Wednesday sentenced all the nine convicts, including gangster Chhota Rajan and shooter Satish Kaliya to life imprisonment in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case.

Collegium defers decision on govt.’s objection to Justice Joseph’s elevation to SC

The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, on Wednesday deferred its decision on the government’s objection to elevate Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court K. M. Joseph to the apex court.

SC questions government's justification for passing Aadhaar Act as Money Bill

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the government's justification for passing the Aadhaar Act as a Money Bill. Countering the Centre's argument that the sole intent of the Aadhaar Act is to act as a weapon for delivering subsidies to targetted beneficiaries, the Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra pointed to Section 57 of the Act.

India had 14 out of world’s 20 most polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, says WHO

Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figure in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, data released by the WHO shows.

Karnataka farmers need a govt. sensitive to their issues, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at the Siddaramiah government in Karnataka for its “indifference” towards implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, and asked the BJP’s Kisan Morcha workers in the State to convince farmers on need for a government that is sensitive towards their issues.

DMK workers hurl stones, footwear at Nirmala Sitharaman’s convoy

DMK volunteers attacked Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s convoy in Ramanathapuram with stones and footwear after BJP volunteers made provocative gestures against them for attempting to show black flags to the Minister.

Facebook to play cupid in online dating debut

Facebook Inc. is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service to matchmake millions of people on the world’s largest online social network and nudge them into spending more time there.

Airlines welcome WiFi go ahead but ask will consumers pay

Airlines have welcomed the decision of the telecom commission to allow WiFi on-board flights but wonder whether passengers will be willing to pay extra for the service.

Over 23,000 bank fraud cases involving ₹1 lakh crore in 5 years: RBI

Over 23,000 cases of fraud involving ₹1 lakh crore have been reported in the past five years in various banks, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). A total of 5,152 cases of fraud, up from over 5,000 cases in 2016-17, were reported in banks from April, 2017, to March 1, 2018, the RBI said in reply to an RTI query filed by this correspondent.

Earthquake rattles southern Iran, 31 injured

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous region in southern Iran on Wednesday, injuring at least 31 people and disrupting power and communication lines, state media reported.

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