01. Two get death in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case; Abu Salem sentenced to life
A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court on Thursday sentenced Abu Salem and Karimullah Osan Khan to life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The duo have also been fined for Rs. two lakh each.
02. Charges to be framed against Tarun Tejpal on September 28 in sexual assault case
A trial court in Mapusa in North Goa will formally frame charges in connection with the rape and sexual harassment case against former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, on September 28.
03. State laws repugnant to IBC are void, says Supreme Court
Provisions of State enactments which hinder the country’s new bankruptcy law — Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) — meant to protect the interests of shareholders, creditors and workmen against entrenched managements unable to dig their way out of their debts, will be declared void, the Supreme Court held.
04. Police prevent BJP’s ‘Mangaluru chalo’ bike rally
The Mangaluru police successfully prevented ‘Mangalore Chalo bike rally’ by B Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing. A number of leaders and party workers were arrested and taken to Gorakshanath Hall at Kadri by the police during a public meeting.
05. House panel not to pass orders against DMK MLAs till Sept. 14
The Tamil Nadu Assembly Privileges Committee gave an undertaking to the Madras High Court on Thursday that it shall not pass any orders on the privilege proceedings initiated against 21 DMK legislators, including the Leader of the Opposition M.K. Stalin, till Thursday.
06. Seven coaches of Shaktipunj Express derail in Uttar Pradesh
Seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express derailed on Thursday in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said. “The accident occurred at around 6:25 am and we have already cleared out the site,” railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
07. Nirmala Sitharaman to focus on military preparedness
Nirmala Sitharaman who took charge as the Defence Minister on Thursday said her priorities were military preparedness, ‘Make in India’ and welfare of soldiers and their families.
08. After NEET, 1 in 7 medical seats goes to Chennai
The introduction of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test this year, and basing admissions solely on marks scored in the test has resulted in a marked change in the pattern of admission to medical colleges. A district-wise analysis shows that, due to NEET, students from certain pockets in the State, including metros, have reaped greater benefits.
09. On a mission to put women on top of the world
Soon there will be a women mountaineer from South India who will conquer Mt Everest. The National Adventure Academy, Devikulam, is planning to train women mountaineers from South India to scale the highest peak in the world.
10. Fatalities on Indian roads hit all time high
Indian roads became deadlier than ever in 2016, with a total of 1.51 lakh people dying in 4.81 lakh accidents, as per official data released on Wednesday. This denotes a 3% increase in fatalities over the previous year, even as the number of accidents declined by 4.1%, indicating a rise in the severity of accidents.