Activists to be under house arrest, says SC; Arpinder Singh gets gold in Men's Triple Jump, and other top news of the day

Published - August 29, 2018 07:39 pm IST

Activists’ arrest | All should be kept under house arrest till next hearing on Sept. 6, says Supreme Court

The Pune police on August 28 raided the homes of some rights activists and arrested Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj and Telugu poet Varavara Rao for their alleged links with the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist).

Asian Games: Arpinder Singh clinches gold in Men’s Triple Jump

India's Arpinder Singh won the gold in Men's Triple Jump in Jakarta on Wednesday, taking India's gold tally at the Asian Games to ten.

99.3% of demonetised currency returned: RBI

Over 99% of the ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 that were withdrawn from circulation in November 2016 were returned, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report, released on Wednesday.

Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 200m

Dutee Chand on Wednesday joined her illustrious compatriots such as PT Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at the Asian Games as she added a silver to her kitty after finishing second earlier in the women’s 100m dash here.

Chidambaram says country ‘paid a huge price’ for demonetisation

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday slammed the government after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that as much as 99.3%of the demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes have returned to the banking system. He said the Indian economy suffered due to the note ban by way of job loss, closure of industries and the GDP growth. In a series of tweets, he said the RBI figure suggested that the government had actually demonetised only ₹13,000 crore and the “country paid a huge price” for it.

Activist Gautam Navlakha arrest: Delhi High Court critical of magistrate court order on transit remand

The  Delhi  High Court on August 29 questioned the legality of a transit remand order passed by a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in New Delhi allowing the Maharashtra police to take away rights activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha to Pune.

Four policemen gunned down by militants in J&K

Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on Wednesday afternoon in south Kashmir's Shopian. A police spokesman said militants "indiscriminately fired" upon a police party at Shopian's Arhama. "Four policemen sustained gunshot wounds and were evacuated to nearby hospital for medical attention. However, all the four succumbed to their injuries," said the spokesman.

Congress peddling untruth on Rafale deal: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday accused the Congress of “peddling untruth” on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, saying a “false campaign” by the Opposition party and its leader Rahul Gandhi was seriously compromising the national security.


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