#NewsInTweets: Vijay Mallya’s Passport Suspended; Couple Robbed At Gunpoint, And More

Posted on April 16, 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. Campaigning ends for second phase of West Bengal elections.

2. Vijay Mallya’s diplomatic passport has been suspended by the Ministry of External Affairs for four weeks.

3. 80 people have been seriously injured in twin earthquakes in Japan, according to a government spokesperson. Local officials put the death toll at 29. Around 1,500 people have been injured so far.

4. Bernie Sanders took a public stand for the rights of Palestinian people during the CNN #DemDebate. While he said he was 100% pro-Israel in the long run, he also urged for a more balanced approach and highlighted “the unemployment rates in Palestinian-governed Gaza, as well as poor health care and education systems”.

5. Autos and taxi unions in Delhi call for a strike on Monday, to protest against app-based cab services.

6. A Delhi couple was robbed at gun-point. The victim then described the incident on Facebook, and the post has since gone viral.

7. Google to offer free WiFi services at 9 new railway stations including Pune, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi.

8. Facebook is testing news sections on users’ timelines.