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#NewsInTweets: Another Fire In Mumbai’s Dumping Ground, Toxic Smoke Raises Health Concerns

Posted on March 21, 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. A fire broke out at Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground yet again, toxic smoke caused breathing problems and discomfort among locals.

2. #LoveTwitter: The social networking site celebrates its 10th birthday and thanks its users across the globe.

3. M.P. Shashi Tharoor gave a talk on nationalism at JNU. Amongst other things, he said that using the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is the latest ‘acid test’ for nationalism.

4. 9 rebel Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand got a notice from the state’s Speaker “asking them why they should not be disqualified from the House”.

5. An Air India flight was delayed by close to 14 hours owing to a ‘technical snag’. The passengers were deplaned and sent to the terminal where there were no Air India officials to assist them. The flight finally took off after CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury boarded it, 12 hours after its scheduled departure. Passengers have blamed the airline of preferential treatment of VIPs.

6. Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Venkaiah Naidu, said that PM Modi is “god’s gift” to India and is also a “messiah of the poor”. These statements have received mixed reactions from users on Twitter.

Here are some reactions:

7. Barack Obama arrives in Cuba to “reignite relations”. He is the first US President in 88 years to visit Cuba.

8. The army dug out the body of a 23-year-old jawan from under 12 feet of snow. According to news reports, the soldier was swept away in an avalanche in the Kargil sector.