#NewsInTweets: Over 80 Killed In A Fireworks Explosion At A Temple In Kollam, Kerala

Posted on April 10, 2016 in News, Specials

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. Over 80 killed, 300 injured in a fireworks explosion at a temple festival in Kollam, Kerala. This happened at Puttingal Temple in Kollam where thousands of devotees were packed in the temple complex at around 3 am.

2. BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said Maharashtra stands to lose Rs 100 crore if IPL matches are shifted out of the state.

3. The J & K Government is likely to hold a meeting with protesting students at NIT.

4. 122 Maoists surrendered in Chhattisgarh. This is one of the biggest surrenders in the history of Chhattisgarh. Bastar IG said they will be provided with due assistance as per the rehabilitation policy of the state government.

5. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter will arrive in India today on his 3-day visit. India is a “very influential and powerful player” in the Asia Pacific and is going to play an ever increasingly role in the region, he said.

6. In a ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing in Poonch.

7. Wildlife authorities have launched a massive exercise to conserve Olive Ridley turtles in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, as per The Hindu.