#NewsInTweets: Only A ‘Student’, Not ‘Politician’, Says Kanhaiya Kumar; + 6 More

Posted on March 5, 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. After reports emerged that the Left in West Bengal wants Kanhaiya Kumar to campaign for the ahead of state assembly polls, Kumar says he is only a student and not a politician. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says that it won’t affect TMC’s position in the state.

2. 16 people, including one Indian nun, were killed in Yemen after a group of armed men stormed an old-age home.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Setubharatam — a flagship programme to build bridges on rivers and rail crossings on highways, on Friday, 4th March.

4. A 20-year-old teacher from Banjara Hills has alleged that AP social welfare minister Ravela Kishore Babu’s son teased and tried to drag her into his car on Thursday evening.

5. More evidence has surfaced linking the Zika virus with a birth defect called microcephaly – an abnormal smallness of the head, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development.

6. The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered issue of notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, seeking his arrest and impounding of his passport for defaulting on loans.

7. Following months of protest, Harvard Law School will remove its official shield as it’s symbols has ties to an 18th-century slaveholder.