#NewsInTweets: ‘Paternity Leave Will Just Be Holiday For Men,’ Says Maneka Gandhi

Posted on August 24, 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. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that increased paternity leave will be no good as men will use it as a holiday and not for child care.

2. Home Minister Rajnath Singh to begin two day visit to Srinagar. He plans to hold talks with a cross section of people.


3. A 3-year-old boy was crushed under the wheels of his school van in Delhi. The driver of the van ran over Abhiral while reversing the car, right after he had dropped him.

4. An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Rome, at least 4 people have been reported killed.

5. A boat carrying 25 people capsized in Aurangabad in the middle of the Bihar floods. 6 people have been rescued, 18 remain missing.

6. Supreme Court to hear plea by Rahul Gandhi in defamation case today. Gandhi has earlier said that members of the RSS were responsible for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

7. Sakshi Malik to be brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.

8. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine which fell into the Sea of Japan. Japan’s PM called it a “reckless act”.

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