#NewsInTweets: Protests At Hyderabad University, Sabrimala Lawyer Gets Threat, + 6 More

Posted on January 19, 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. Student protests take place at Hyderabad University after Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar, committed suicide yesterday.

2. The lawyer fighting the case against Sabrimala’s policy of not letting women aged between 10 and 50 enter, gets threats. Supreme Court orders security.

3. WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, is dropping its service charges entirely from today and becoming a free app.

4. Glenn Frey, the founding member of the rock band ‘Eagles’, passed away at 67 due to arthritis and pneumonia. 

5. Pollution levels in Delhi rise after the Odd-Even experiment comes to an end. Delhi Government prepares for phase 2 of the plan after March.

6. Al Qaeda names the three gunmen who killed at least 29 people in a top Burkina Faso hotel.

7. The Gujarat Police files a 2,700-page chargesheet against Hardik Patel and 3 of his supporters.

8. An 18-year-old man is arrested for spreading rumours about a death of a child after being administered the polio vaccine.