#NewsInTweets: Dalit Scholar Commits Suicide At Hyderabad University, + 6 More

Posted on January 18, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff:

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. Bhavna Arora, a resident of Delhi who threw ink on Arvind Kejriwal at the Odd-Even success rally, alleges the AAP government of being involved in a CNG scam, where cars and scooters running on petrol and diesel had CNG stickers on their number plates. She is to appear in court today.

2. Serena Williams, defender of the Australian Open title, begins the tournament with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Italy’s Camila Giorgi.

3. Colors TV doesn’t air the last episode of India’s no. 1 show, ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, as it was expected to yesterday.

4. Kenya’s Gideon Kipketer won the 42 km Mumbai Marathon yesterday and broke a 2013 record as he finished 500m ahead of his competitors and clocked 2 hours, 8 minutes and 35 seconds.

5. Rohith Vemula, a 22-year-old Dalit scholar, commits suicide in Hyderabad University.

6. A suicide bombing kills 14 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

7. A flower blooms in zero-gravity in space for the first time ever.