Salman Khan convicted, Mirabai wins first gold for India in CWG, and other top stories of the day

April 05, 2018 07:26 pm | Updated 07:27 pm IST

Salman Khan sentenced to five-year imprisonment in blackbuck killing case

Actor Salman Khan was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted in a 19-year-old blackbuck poaching case by a court in Jodhpur.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur Rural) also imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on Khan. The actor was taken to the Central Jail in Jodhpur from the court. He has the option of filing an appeal in the Sessions Court, reports our correspondent Mohammad Iqbal from Jodhpur. Unless the sentence is suspended, he will spend the night in jail.

Cauvery issue: bandh hits life across Tamil Nadu; Stalin, top Opposition leaders arrested

A bandh sponsored by the Opposition parties in  Tamil Nadu  to protest against the Union government’s failure to form a Cauvery management board began on Thursday.

Since last week, protests, fasts  and demonstrations  are being held in the State against the Centre’s failure to set up a Cauvery board. The Opposition alleges that the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has failed to exert pressure on the Central government to constitute a board.

Chanda Kochhar’s brother-in-law detained at Mumbai airport, being quizzed by CBI

Rajiv Kochhar, the brother-in-law of ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, was detained by immigration authorities at Mumbai airport when he was to leave for a Southeast Asian country and handed over to CBI sleuths, who questioned him in connection with the bank’s dealing with Videocon Group.

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday announced its bi-monthly monetary policy. As many analysts expected, the  central bank  kept the repo rate unchanged at 6% and the reverse repo rate at 5.75%.

Arun Jaitley likely to undergo kidney transplant in AIIMS

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon for “finishing formalities for a donor kidney” ahead of a likely surgery.

PNB fraud: CBI questions four senior RBI officials

The CBI on Thursday questioned three chief general managers and a general manager of the Reserve Bank of India in connection with the  Rs.13,578-crore Punjab National Bank scam.

CBI books Vadodara company and its directors for ₹2,654-crore bank loan fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a cheating case against Vadodara-based Diamond Power Infrastructure Limited (DPIL) and its directors for allegedly cheating 11 banks to the tune of ₹2,654 crore. The loan was declared a non-performing asset in 2016-17.

Over 5 lakh Indian users’ data may have been ‘improperly’ shared with Cambridge Analytica, says Facebook

In a first revelation, Facebook has said that data of nearly 5.6 lakh Indian users may have been “improperly” shared with British political analytics company Cambridge Analytica (CA).

Star India bags Indian cricket home series media rights

Broadcasting giants Star India on Thursday bagged the media rights of Indian  cricket  team’s bilateral home series as well as domestic cricket for a record Global Consolidated Rights (GCR) bid of ₹6138.1 crore for a period of five years.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Mirabai claims first gold for India

World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India’s first gold medal at the 21st  Commonwealth Games  in Gold Coast on Thursday.


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