Some good news for students in the City
Junior College Teachers End Protest
Since March 3, over 72,000 members of the Maharashtra State Junior College Teachers Association were correcting only one paper every day and had threatened to boycott assessment if their demands were not met. After receiving assurances from the state, they have ended their protest. HSC results will hopefully come out on time this year. Read more here.
Watch: Byculla’s Humboldt Penguins
The penguin exhibit is all set to be inaugurated on Friday March 17 after a long wait. If you are curious about the adorable flightless birds, you can watch a video about them here.
The Panama Papers resurfaces in the Nation
424 Indians Under Panama Papers Probe
One year after the explosive Panama Papers leaks, tax authorities have traced the Pan numbers of 424 Indian clients of Mossack Fonseca. These Indians have allegedly held bank accounts in foreign nations away from the eyes of the authorities. Read more here.
Irish Woman Allegedly Raped and Murdered in Goa
Danielle McLaughlin, an Irish student, was found dead in an isolated spot near Deobag Beach, Goa. Police have arrested and detained a man named as Vikat Bhagat, 24, for her murder. Read about it here.
Good sense prevails in the World
Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked, Again
Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have struck down Trump’s revised travel ban before it could even be enforced labelling it discriminating against Muslims. Read more here.
Australia Wants to Ban Unvaccinated Children from Preschool
Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull wants standard childhood vaccinations to be raised to 95 percent from the current 93 percent. That is the level required to stop the spread of infectious disease and to protect children who are too young to be immunised or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. A drastic but necessary step? Read more here.
Today in History, Sachin reached a mega milestone
Today’s Entertainment is all about Bollywood
Baahubali 2 Trailer Launched
The trailer of Baahubali 2, titled Baahubali:The Conclusion has dropped today and we love it! Read more about the trailer launch and Karan Johar being gifted a special sword here.
Review: Rajkummar Rao’s Phenomenal Acting Makes ‘Trapped’ An Engaging Watch
Trapped isn’t your usual survival drama like Castaway or Life of Pi, but a story set in Mumbai where people don’t really know much about their neighbours next door. Go watch it now! Read more here
Federer Beats Nadal again, here’s Sport
India vs Australia, Third Test Day One
Australia scored 299 for the loss of four wickets on stumps. India is yet to bat. Captain Steven Smith scored 117 runs. Read more here.
Federer Defeats Nadal in the Indian Wells Quarter Finals
Fedex beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 in just 68 minutes to advance to the Indian Wells quarter-finals. He will meet Australian Nick Kyrgios, who has already triumphed over World Number 2 Novak Djokovic. Read more here.
Whatsapp finally brings back text statuses in Tech
WhatsApp Brings Back Text Status Updates
After being criticised heavily for brining Snapchat-like pictorial statuses, WhatsApp has brought back the original text status. The feature is expected to roll out next week. About time, we say! Read more here.
We all need a bit of Uplifting News.
Indian Railways Arranges for Milk for Starving Five-Month-Old Infant After Tweet
After a passenger asked the Indian railways for milk for a starving infant on a running train, the Indian Railways arranged for milk within 40 minutes at Kolad Station in Maharashtra.
— Anagha Nikam- Magdum (@meanagha) March 12, 2017
@meanagha milk arranged at Kolad station, please come out of coach at Kolad stn.
— Konkan Railway Corp (@KonkanRailway) March 12, 2017