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Did you read the news that shook our country today?

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • September 7, 2017
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Grab top news stories, headlines from India and around the world in case if you have missed out some today. A look at all the top stories that made headlines for today

It’s been a rough start for Railways Minister Piyush Goel : Three derailments were reported today after Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh at around 6.25am Thursday morning. No injuries were reported in the incidents. The incidents are the first under Piyush Goel as Railway Minister, taking the number of derailments within a month to four.

Two Mumbai blasts convicts get death, Salem gets life in jail : A special TADA court today announced death penalty for Tahir Merchant and Feroze Khan, two convicts in the 1993 Mumbai Blasts case, while announcing life imprisonment for Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan. The fifth convict, Riyaz Siddiqui was sentenced to 10 years in prison. One of the convicts, Mustafa Dossa, had died days after being found guilty.

Nirmala Sitharam takes charge as Defence Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took charge of the Defence Ministry, becoming the first full-time woman Defence Minister of the country. She became the only second woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the post. Sitharaman, an MA Economics, and PhD degree holder has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and BMC World Service in London. She was inducted as a Minister of State in May 2014, and recently took oath as a Union Cabinet Minister.

#BlockNarendraModi trends over PM following Lankesh trolls :  #BlockNarendraModi started trending after reports revealed that PM Narendra Modi follows Twitter accounts that trolled journalist Gauri Lankesh after her murder. While one user tweeted, “#BlockNarendraModi until he blocks hatred & hate mongers, trolls & trouble makers, cow vigilantes & moral brigades,” another one posted, “Doing something I should have done a long time back….#BlockNarendraModi.

ID proof to be mandatory for booking domestic air tickets: Passengers will have to submit the details of their Aadhaar card, driving license, passport or PAN number while booking domestic tickets after the No Fly is released on Friday. The government is also considering accepting Election Commission voter ID cards as valid ID proof. Notably, the move is aimed at identifying disorderly passengers.

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