#NewsInTweets: Kapu Community In Andhra Pradesh Demands Reservation, Protests Turn Violent

Posted on February 1, 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. Members of the Kapu community initiate violent protests in Andhra Pradesh to be included in the backward classes list, police stations and train bogies burnt.

2. Boko Haram attacks a Nigerian town, burns people alive. 86 people dead including children.

3. Carl Sagan’s wife is informed of Rohith Vemula’s suicide, and his mention of Sagan in his last letter. She writes back and says his death is proof of the “actual cost of bias to our civilization”.

4. Flight services delayed in Delhi due to dense fog. Around 45 trains affected as well.

5. Twin Islamic state bombings in Syria kill 60 people.

6. India gets it first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad. The restaurant will service customers 20 feet below ground level, and will be covered with a 1,60,000-litre aquarium.

7. Supreme Court to hear a curative petition on Section 377 tomorrow.