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  • Van Mows Down Crowd In Barcelona, ISIS Claims Responsibility: 10 Updates
    The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday evening, in which a van ploughed into a crowd at a favorite tourist spot -- Spain's second largest city - killing 13 people and injuring over 50. Two persons have been arrested by the police. Ras Lamblas, one of the popular commercial areas of the city, is a top tourist destination. Spain is part of the coalition that is targeting ISIS. This was the first attack the group took responsibility for in Spain.
  • Rs 384 Crore Donated To Political Parties Without PAN Details, Says Report: 10 Facts
    A huge number of donations to political parties came from unknown sources over the last four years -- a practice the Election Commission has been trying to discourage. More than 3,000 donations in this period came without donors' details like Permanent Account Number (PAN) or addresses, said the Delhi-based think tank, Association of Democratic Rights or ADR, in a report. Political parties are required to submit details of donors who have made donations above Rs 20,000 in a financial year to the Election Commission every year.
  • Hope Brother OPS Comes To Us, Says EPS Camp After Big Move: 10 Points
    J Jayalalithaa's death will be investigated by an inquiry commission, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami announced today, knocking off a major hurdle before the ruling AIADMK's reunion with a rebel faction led by his predecessor O Panneerselvam "OPS". The two competing factions have been in talks to reunite over the past few days, but all signs of progress have been deceptive so far. Sources in the Chief Minister's camp said OPS could choose to be a deputy to Mr Palaniswami and a special position in the party.
  • Residents 'Trapped' As Bengaluru Lakes Froth Like Never Before: 10 Points
    After the city's heaviest August rain in a century, two giant lakes in Bengaluru are spewing so much toxic foam that residents who live near them have reportedly complained that they are having to stay indoors. On Wednesday, the froth, a stinking cocktail of chemicals and untreated sewage dumped in the lakes, rose to over 10 feet in the Varthur Lake, spilling over a tall fence erected to keep the foam away from motorists on the city's Whitefield road. A day before, the 1000-acre Bellandur Lake had hurled froth at motorists.
  • 2 Doctors Blamed For Oxygen Shortage In Gorakhpur Report: 10 Points
    An inquiry report into last week's oxygen shortage at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur has pinned the blame for mismanagement on two senior doctors. The report by District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela found the hospital's logs about supply of oxygen were in a mess, raised suspicions about corruption and called for a deeper probe. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose home base has been Gorakhpur for several years, is facing opposition criticism of abysmal health care and corruption at the town's biggest hospital, where 72 children have died since last week of various causes including encephalitis.
  • After Ladakh Clashes, China And India Army Officers Hold Talks: 10 Facts
    Senior army officers from China and India in Ladakh are today holding a flag meeting, used to discuss border spats and control, after yesterday's clashes in which soldiers from the two countries threw stones at each other, resulting in minor injuries Indian border guards stopped Chinese troops from entering Indian territory along a lake. Senior army officials have not denied the encounter which raises tension between Beijing and Delhi in the Western Himalayas at a time when the two countries are locked deep in confrontation at Sikkim in the Eastern Himalayas.
  • 'A New India By 2022,' Vows PM Modi On Independence Day: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his vision for a "New India" in his Independence Day speech from Delhi's iconic Red Fort today, pledging to build it by 2022, when independent India turns 75. Early in his speech, his shortest in four years at 54 minutes, PM Modi mourned the tragic death of children at a Gorakhpur hospital in the past week and for the lives lost in floods.
  • 'Violence In Name Of Faith Won't Be Accepted In India': Top 10 Quotes Of PM Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the 71st Independence Day from the ramparts of Delhi's historic Red Fort. After arriving at the Lahori Gate of the 17th Century fort, the Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour and unfurled the national flag. On July 30, the Prime Minister had invited citizens to send him constructive ideas for his address. In his tweet, he said, "When I address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August, I am merely the medium. The voice is of 125 crore Indians". He received more than 8,000 comments.
  • Gorakhpur Child Deaths 'A Tragedy, A Mistake,' Says Amit Shah: 10 Points
    BJP chief Amit Shah today said the death of 72 children in the last week at a Gorakhpur hospital is "a tragedy, a mistake that happened at some level, but you cannot deny our aim to help," dismissing demands by opposition parties that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of his party must resign. Nine children have died in the last 24 hours at the Gorakhpur hospital, and the National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the UP government within four weeks.
  • 40 Lakh Hit As Flood Ravages Assam, Bihar, PM Narendra Modi Assures All Help: 10 Points
    As Assam and Bihar struggle with floods unleashed by unprecedented rains that have killed many and affected lakhs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all help to flood-hit states. Nearly 20 lakh have been severely hit in Bihar. The second wave of floods in Assam within a month has affected over 22 lakh. The flood situation is likely to worsen with the Met department forecasting heavy to very heavy rain in neighbouring West Bengal, Meghalaya and parts of Assam till Wednesday. The rail services to northeast from the rest of the country have been suspended till August 16, Northeast Frontier Railway official said.
  • Northeast Rail Link Cut, Lakhs Displaced In Assam, Bihar Flood: 10 Points
    Heavy rain in the entire Himalayan region have triggered floods in Assam and Bihar. The northeastern state has been the worst hit - 15 people have died in the last four days and nearly 23 lakh have been displaced. The rail link to northeast India from the rest of the country has been severed. Water levels in the Brahmaputra and several other rivers are still rising, hitting train services. National Highway 37 is flooded, cutting off upper Assam from the rest of the state. Over 80 per cent of Assam's Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinos in India, has been flooded.
  • 'Standard-Setting Punishment', Vows Yogi Adityanath In UP Tragedy: 10 Facts
    Hours after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur, where 63 children died last week, the government removed the doctor under whose watch the oxygen shortage of Thursday took place. During his visit, the Chief Minister had underscored the importance of investigation, promising that the punishment to the guilty will "set a standard". Yogi Adityanath, who was accompanied by Union Health Minister JP Nadda, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "concerned" about the situation and called up to offer every possible help.
  • Gorakhpur Hospital Chief Sacked, Oxygen Vendor To Be Probed: 10 Points
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said he is personally monitoring the situation in Gorakhpur medical college, where 63 children, many of them newborns, have died at a hospital in the last five days. The Chief Minister, who briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier on Saturday, said in Lucknow that he has asked a team of top ministers to determine whether there were any child deaths due to a disruption in oxygen supply at the hospital - the biggest in Gorakhpur - promising to "not spare anyone found guilty" in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy
  • PM Modi Meeting Expected To Spur AIADMK Merger: 10 Developments
    The two competing factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling party are trying to accelerate their plans to reunite with the action shifting from Chennai to Delhi today. The leaders of the two wings, former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ("OPS") and his successor, E Palaniswami ("EPS"), were in the capital to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Venkaiah Naidu as the country's Vice-President. The trip allows them to make multiple moves to reconcile after months of stalled negotiations.
  • Teams EPS And OPS Work On Merger, Likely Meeting With PM Modi: 10 Facts
    After months of one step forward and several back, the competing factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK have agreed in principle to merge, with leaders talking of a union by August 15. The leaders of the two wings, former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam ("OPS") and his successor, E Palaniswami ("EPS"), are expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, which would signal their best efforts yet to bury their differences, some of which rest on who will head the Tamil Nadu government. Sources in the Panneerselvam camp, however, were skeptical of the two factions coming to an understanding.

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