March 17, 2017: Top 10 Stories To Watch Out Today

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:41 IST

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March 17, 2017: Top 10 Stories To Watch Out Today
Here's our take on key stories that you need to know to start your day.

MS Dhoni, Jharkhand Cricket Team Rescued From Fire At Dwarka Hotel

The team was staying in the hotel ahead of Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final between Bengal and Jharkhand, which was postponed after the incident.

More Trouble For TVF's Arunabh Kumar, Lawyer Seeks FIR Over Abuse Charges

More Trouble For TVF's Arunabh Kumar, Lawyer Seeks FIR Over Abuse ChargesIn signs of growing trouble for TVF founder Arunabh Kumar, a Mumbai lawyer has filed an application with Andheri police station, demanding registration of FIR for alleged sexual harassment against.

The complaint referred to accusations of sexual harassment against the founder of web entertainment firm The Viral Fever (TVF) Kumar made in a blog post by an anonymous woman who claimed to be a former TVF employee. TVF has denied the allegations.

British Backpacker Was Raped Before Murder, Confirms Goa Police

The 25-year-old Irish tourist, who was found dead at a South Goa beach village earlier this week, was raped before being murdered by a local history-sheeter, forensic examination has revealed, police said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, Superintendent of Police (Crime) Umesh Gaonkar said that the post-mortem examination report had confirmed rape and that rape charges would be slapped on Vikas Bhagat, who had already been booked for the murder.

France Shooting: Fascinated By Firearms, Teen Opens Fire In School, 4 Hurt

A teenage student opened fire on Thursday at a high school in southeastern France, wounding up to four people, in an attack carried out after he had watched US mass shooting videos such as that in Columbine, officials said.

The incident in Grasse, which does not appear to be linked to militancy, comes with France on high alert after more than 230 people were killed in the past two years by attackers allied to ISIS.

Let Brexit Begin: Queen Elizabeth II Gives Royal Assent To Exit From EU

Queen Elizabeth II today gave her Royal Assent to the Brexit trigger bill, empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 at any time to begin Britain's exit talks from the European Union.

Speaker John Bercow announced the historic milestone in the House of Commons, prompting cheers from ruling Conservative Party MPs. "Her Majesty has signified her royal assent," he said.

Mother Allegedly Tortures, Brands Son's Private Parts With Spoon In Hyderabad

A woman allegedly branded her nine-year-old son's private parts with a hot spoon and tortured him with the help of her second husband in Jeedimetla area here, the police said today.

The incident came to light today after the boy's biological father Murali Krishna lodged a complaint with Jeedimetla Police, a day after the minor escaped from his mother Anusha's house and went to Krishna, who is a resident of Sangareddy town.

According to the police, the boy was allegedly tortured by Anusha after he expressed his desire to stay with Krishna.

US Fed Rate Hike To Have Minimal Impact On RBI Policy, Say Experts

The US Fed rate hike is no surprise and may not impact RBI's policy next month as it had already factored in the global development and will be guided by local factors, said experts.

The US Fed hike is as per the expected lines, which raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and there is forecast of two additional hikes this year, experts said. "RBI will not cut interest rate... rate cut cycle is over as far as RBI is concerned," Crisil Chief Economist D K Joshi said.

RBI is expected to stay put on the repo rate in its upcoming monetary policy next month because of rise in inflation -- both wholesale and retail.

Two US Judges Block Donald Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Two American judges have halted Donald Trump's revised travel ban on citizens of six Muslim- majority nations, stating that his own comments suggested religious bias, in a blow to the US President who has vowed to take the legal battle all the way up to the Supreme Court.

The order by the federal judge in Hawaii late last night came after the state sued the Trump administration over the revised travel ban issued last week. Hawaii argued that the revised travel ban was still unconstitutional.

Second Day Of Ranchi Test To Be Played Today

Resuming from an overnight score of 299, Australia will look to consolidate their lead with Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith staring at personaal milestones.

In the eye of a storm for his 'DRS Brain Fade' during the second Test, Smith (117 batting) showed steely resolve en route his 19th Test hundred.

Akshay Kumar Donates Rs 9 Lakh Each To Families Of Sukma Martyrs

Officials said, soon after the incident, the actor approached the Union Home Ministry with a request to obtain the bank account numbers of the family members of the jawans who were killed in the March 11 ambush as he wanted to make a monetary donation to them.

They said the Ministry, accepting Kumar's request, directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to share the bonafide bank account numbers of the families of the slain personnel.