#NewsInTweets: With 18.3 Million Victims Of Forced Labour, India Tops Global Slavery Index

Posted on June 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. India tops global slavery index with 18.35 million victims of forced labour.

2. 50,000 Muslims sign a petition to ban triple talaq. The petition, spearheaded by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), has sought the National Commission for Women’s intervention to end this “unQuranic practice”.

3. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar rules out sabotage as a cause for the Pulgaon fire.

4. Germany to conduct a study on the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore section for running a high-speed train.

5. Kerala BJP has alleged that CPM workers attacked a seven-year-old boy in Kannur when they could not find his father, a BJP worker. The boy’s mother also contested municipal polls.

6. Domestic and industrial LNG cylinder prices hiked.

7. Nirmala Sitharaman filed her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.

8. IIT aspirant commits suicide in Kota, 10th case of a student suicide this year.