#NewsInTweets: Irom Sharmila To End 16 Year Long Fast Against AFSPA Today

Posted on August 9, 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. Irom Sharmila to break her fast after 16 years today. She will contest 2017 Manipur elections.

2. A suicide bomb attack in Pakistan killed at least 70, mostly lawyers, at a hospital in Quetta.

3. At least 7 people were killed and 7 others injured after a truck ran over them in Ayodhya.

4. A report on single teacher schools tabled in Parliament reveals that over 1 lakh schools in India are being run by a single teacher.

5. The Rajya Sabha unanimously passed the Mental Health Care Bill 2013 that decriminalises suicide and seeks to provide better healthcare to people with mental illness and safeguard their rights.

6. Raghuram Rajan will present his final RBI policy review as Governor today.

7. Shooter Abhinav Bindra finishes 4th in Rio Olympics final.