February 17, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:48 IST

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

February 17, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day
News wrap of the day.

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

1. Whose AIADMK Is It Anyway? Camp Panneerselavm Sacks Sasikala, Dinakaran

Whose AIADMK Is It Anyway? Camp Panneerselavm Sacks Sasikala, Dinakaran

As VK Sasikala’s ‘proxy’ E Palanisamy readies for tomorrow’s floor test, the new political arithmetic remains a problem for the AIADMK.

A week after he was sacked from AIADMK by General Secretary VK Sasikala, former party Presidium Chairman E Madhusudanan today in turn dismissed her from the primary membership of the party. Madhusudanan, who is in former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's camp, had then disputed Sasikala's powers to dismiss him.

2. Uttar Pradesh Elections: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Joins Rahul In Rae Bareli

UP Election 2017: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Joins Rahul In Rae Bareli

Priyanka Gandhi today attended the first election rally in Uttar Pradesh when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched poll campaign in the family pocket borough of Rae Bareli.

Rahul has addressed rallies in Rae Bareli town and Maharajganj in support of party candidate Aditi Singh.

3. 7 Days On, No Relief From Ola, Uber Strike: Commuters Battle Sky High Rates

7 Days On, No Relief From Ola, Uber Strike: People Battle Sky High Rates

Amidst the failed talks between the Delhi government and striking drivers of Ola and Uber to break the deadlock even as the city administration warned of strict action against any violence, Delhi High Court directed authorised signatory from Ola and Uber to hold a meeting with Sarvodaya Driver union to peacefully resolve issues.

Delhi High Court also asked joint commissioner of traffic police to ensure peace on roads and stop instances of hooliganism.

4. Woman Kills Elderly Mother Over Money For Buying Liquor In Mahabubnagar

Woman Kills Elderly Mother Over Money For Buying Liquor In Mahabubnagar

A woman was today arrested for killing her 75-year-old mother in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana after she allegedly refused to pay her money for consuming liquor, police said.

The incident took place around four days ago in Ippaturu village and the accused had kept the septuagenarian's body in a room at their house, they said.

5. My Daughter's Death Was Cold Blooded Murder, Says Infosys Techie's Father

My Daughter's Death Was Cold Blooded Murder, Says Infosys Techie's Father

The family of Rasila Raju OP, who was allegedly strangled to death by a guard at her workplace - Infosys, Hinjewadi - on January 29 yesterday asked the Pune police to initiate action against the company and her team leader, who allegedly bore a grudge against her.

In a letter given to Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, Rasila's father and an ex-serviceman, Raju OP (88), her maternal uncle, Rajjan Nayyar, and her brother, Laijin Kumar (29) - from Kerala - raised the suspicion that the techie's murder was a well-planned act and that her team leader had played a role in it.

6. Economic Growth Will Make 'Sharp V' Recovery: RBI Governor Urjit Patel

Economic Growth Will Make 'Sharp V' Recovery: RBI Governor Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel today said India's economic growth will make a "sharp V" recovery following the recall of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.

Patel also made a strong case for continuing with globalisation even in the face of a potential shift to trade protectionism under US President Donald Trump as India has benefited from open trade.

7. Zuckerberg Expresses Concerns On Anti-Globalisation Trend

Zuckerberg Expresses Concerns On Anti-Globalisation Trend

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and "filter bubbles" were damaging "common understanding".

He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to "withdraw" from the "connected world".

8. Apple To Start Assembling iPhone SE At Bangalore Plant, Says Report

Apple To Start Assembling iPhone SE At Bangalore Plant, Says Report

Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bangalore, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up a plant in Bangalore to focus solely on assembling iPhones, a separate source told Reuters earlier this month.

9. Captain Steve Smith Starts Tour With Ton To Put Aussies On Top

Captain Steve Smith Starts Tour With Ton To Put Aussies On Top

Captain Steven Smith started the tour in impressive fashion by compiling his 30th first class century to help Australia reach 211-2 at tea on the opening day of their warm-up game against India A here today.

Australia, 81 for two after having lost openers David Warner (25) and Matt Renshaw (11) before lunch, added 130 runs in the second session in 33 overs without losing any more wickets at the Brabourne Stadium.

10. 'Sasikala' Biopic Will Be Unimaginably Shocking: Ram Gopal Varma

'Sasikala' Biopic Will Be Unimaginably Shocking: Ram Gopal Varma

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, popularly known as RGV, on Friday said his upcoming multilingual biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide VK Sasikala will be "unimaginably shocking".

Sasikala is currently serving a four-year jail term after being found guilty in disproportionate assets case.