March 15, 2017: Top 10 Stories To Watch Out Today

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:51 IST

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March 15, 2017: Top 10 Stories To Watch Out Today
March 15, 2017: Top 10 Stories To Watch Out Today

Manipur Gets First BJP Chief Minister As Biren Singh To Be Sworn In Today

He will be sworn-in at Raj Bhavan at 10.30 am, the sources said. Biren and one or two elected members may take oath. A formal communique is yet to be received.

National and regional BJP leaders are expected to be present during the swearing in ceremony.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders are keeping their fingers crossed. Former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who tendered his resignation on Monday night, said: "We had staked our claim to form the next ministry."

Jat Threaten To Lay Siege To Delhi Next Week, Centre Reviews Security

The Centre reviewed the security situation in the national capital and neighbouring states in the wake of Jats threatening to lay siege to the city next week, pressing their demands for quota.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi took stock of the law and order situation in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan after meeting senior police officials of the four states.

He instructed the officials to ensure peace and prevent attempts to disrupt normal life during the protests, official sources said.

Dalit JNU Scholar's Family Rejects 'Depression Theory', Demands CBI Probe

A Dalit research scholar at JNU, who was at the forefront of a students' movement following Rohith Vemula's suicide, was found dead at a friend's residence with his family demanding a CBI probe into his death.

Muthu Krishnan, 28, an M Phil student at JNU's Centre for Historical studies, hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his friend's residence in South Delhi's Munirka area, police said. However, his family from Tamil Nadu was not ready to accept police's version that he committed suicide.

In a Facebook post on March 10, Krishnan, who was also known as Rajini Krish, had severely criticised the JNU's amended admission policy for PhD and MPhil courses.

6-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling Into Water Tank In Delhi

A case of negligence has been registered and the owner of the under-construction house is being questioned, they added. Arpita (6), a kindergarten student, and her elder sister had gone out to buy some household items.

Tata Motors To Offer Voluntary Retirement Scheme To Trim Costs

"Tata Motors confirms that as part of the on-going organisation effectiveness project, where we have already finalised the top two levels (L1-L2) of our management structure, a proposal on VRS package has been presented and approved by the board," a Tata Motors Spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

While it has been speculated that the number of employees to be offered VRS could be around 500, the spokesperson declined to confirm saying "it is still in discussion stage".

Man Arrested For Assaulting Dhule Doctor Hangs Himself In Lockup

A man, arrested with eight others for assaulting a doctor at a government hospital in Maharashtra’s Dhule, committed suicide in the lock-up today.

Pradeep Vetal and eight others, relatives of a patient, had been arrested for beating up a doctor at a government hospital attached to Hire Medical College in Dhule on Sunday. CCTV footage of the assault had gone viral.

Vetal today hanged himself in the toilet of police lock-up, Dhule superintendent of police S Chaitanya told PTI over phone. Further probe was underway, he added.

Ranchi Test: Anil Kumble Won't Ask Kohli And Co. To Curb Aggression

India coach Anil Kumble said there was no need for his team to curb its aggression despite the din over on-field behaviour in what is turning out to be an intensely-fought Test series against Australia.

"I don't want to curb any natural instinct of the players as long as they go out there and do what is expected of them. I don't think we need to read too much into the aggression. Every player has his own way of having a game face," Kumble said ahead of the third Test.

Begum Jaan: How Vidya Balan Transformed Herself To Fierce Brothel Owner

Acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji revealed on Tuesday how Vidya Balan, who has been known for her jovial and down-to-earth personality, completely transformed herself to no-nonsense brothel madam 'Begum Jaan'.

"Before we started shooting 'Begum Jaan' we organised two workshops simultaneously. One with Vidya, another with girls... because Vidya is a jovial down-to-earth person and she easily mingles with everybody on set and I didn't want that. I wanted certain kind of distance with the girls from Vidya," he said at the trailer launch of the film.

Rape-Accused Former UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati Arrested In Lucknow

Rape-accused Gayatri Prajapati, former minister in Akhilesh Yadav government, who was absconding for days has been arrested in Lucknow today.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Manzil Saini told PTI that Prajapati was arrested from Aashiyana area of the Lucknow early this morning.

He is likely to be produced before the POCSO Court later in the day, Saini said.

CRPF Jawan Axed To Death By Maoists At Village Fair In Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan was on Tuesday killed by maoists at a local village fair in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district.

Assistant constable Phagu Ram Mandavi, 42, was axed to death with sharp-edged weapons by rebels at Bodli village 'mela' under Bangpal police station limits this evening, Bijapur Superintendent of Police KL Dhruv told PTI.