Cheat Sheet

  • Centre's 'Very Good' Rule For Pay Hike Too Tough, Say Unions: 10 Points
    Central government employee unions have opposed the government's decision to penalise non-performers and award promotions and salary increments to only those who score a "very good" in appraisals.
  • India To Pay Big For Scrapping ISRO Satellite, Spectrum Deal: 10 Facts
    India has lost a major case in international arbitration involving spectrum and satellites and may have to pay up to a billion dollars in damages. Today's verdict from the International Tribunal at the Hague could further the perception of India as an unreliable recipient of foreign investment, one who is prone to abrupt policy changes.
  • Munich Gunman Sent Facebook Invites To Mall Visitors: 10 Updates
    A lone attacker, who went on shooting rampage on Friday at a busy shopping centre in Munich killing nine people and wounding several others before committing suicide, had sent out Facebook invites to people urging them to visit the mall for a free giveaway, police has said.
  • For AAP's Bhagwant Mann, Video Row Followed By Drinking Charges: 10 Facts
    Political parties today united to demand action against Bhagwant Mann, a lawmaker from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), of severely compromising the security of parliament for filming his drive into the building with a running commentary of the security checks he cleared.
  • How New Charges Link BS Hooda To National Herald Case Against Gandhis
    Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Congress leader who was Chief Minister of Haryana, has been charged with money-laundering in a case related to his party's top two bosses, Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul.
  • First Muslims, Now Dalits Being Oppressed, Especially In BJP States, Says Mayawati: 10 Points
    From a village in Gujarat to Parliament, politics took centrestage over the flogging and shaming of four young men for skinning a dead cow, a video of which has provoked national outrage and violent Dalit protests across the state in the past week.
  • PM Modi Upset About Gujarat Dalit Attack, Says Home Minister: 10 Points
    Roiling protests in Gujarat against the thrashing and public shaming of four Dalit men for skinning a dead cow had a united opposition targeting the government in Parliament today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "very sad and upset about the attack on Dalits", Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, responding to the attacks.
  • Kill Post Of Governors, Said Nitish Kumar To PM Modi: 10 Big Quotes
    With the Centre indicted by the Supreme Court for wrongly orchestrating the removal of Congress governments in both Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, several chief ministers used a weekend meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask that his government respect and promote the cooperative federalism that he pledges repeatedly. The Inter-State Council session, held on Saturday in Delhi, brought the PM face-to-face with long-time political opponents like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar. It was Mr Kumar who delivered a headline-making request for the abolition - or, at the very least, a huge overhaul- of the post of Governors, who, the opposition alleges, work at the Centre's behest in undermining non-BJP governments by seizing flimsy excuses for the Centre to govern states directly through President's Rule.
  • In GST Reform Breakthrough, Congress OKs Debate, Date TBD: 10 Facts
    On the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the opposition "let's work together" and said "it's clear that everyone is the mood for productive debate" as his government goes for all-or-bust to push through the Goods and Services Tax or GST, a landmark reform.
  • More Clashes In Kashmir, 2,000 Paramilitary Troops Sent In: 10 Updates
    Several people were injured in clashes in Kashmir on Sunday as violence that has roiled the Valley since the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani earlier this month continued. The Centre is sending around 2,000 more paramilitary soldiers to the state.
  • 41 Dead In Kashmir Clashes, Cable TV Restored But Newspapers Gagged: 10 Updates
    One more person died in firing by security forces after clashes in Kashmir on Saturday, taking the number of deaths in the violence triggered by the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani to 41. Cable TV services were suspended for more than 12 hours and newspapers have alleged a media gag.
  • Turkey Crushes Military Defiance, Over 3,000 Detained: 10 Updates
    Turkish forces closed in on the last remnants of a bloody military coup on Saturday that left over 250 dead and over 1,000 injured. President Tayyip Erdogan, who flew into the capital Ankara early morning, said the defiance was defeated and urged people to stand up for "peace and democracy". Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the attempt was a "black stain" on Turkish democracy, adding that the situation was "completely under control".
  • Arunachal Trust Vote Today, Will Congress Lose Another State? 10 Facts
    The Congress will have to prove today that it has the right to govern Arunachal Pradesh. After he was reinstated two days ago by the Supreme Court as Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki has not been granted more time to take a trust vote.
  • Former Wife Of Nice Attack Suspect Detained For Questioning: 10 Updates
    Nearly 50 people are still fighting for their lives after a large truck loaded drove into a crowd of spectators in southern France's Nice earlier today, killing 84 and injuring many others. Meanwhile, the former wife of the terror attack suspect has been detained by the police for questioning.
  • PDP Leader Questions Burhan Wani's Killing, Government Says Kept In Dark: 10 Updates
    As clashes in Kashmir continue for the sixth straight day, the state's ruling PDP expressed reservations about the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, which had triggered the violence across the valley. Thirty-six people have died in the violence so far and the number of injured has crossed 1,500.

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