Saturday, February 15, 2020

Today's News and Quote :


"Dancing is the poetry of the foot."


National News:

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma challenging the rejection of his mercy plea by the President. A three-judge Bench led by Justice R. Banumathi, in a 26-page judgment, found no merit in Sharma's contention that the mercy plea was rejected because of non-application of mind.

AP News:

The state government is said to be planning to distribute lands in the Amaravati capital region to the landless poor under the massive housing scheme. Sources close to Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy said discussions were on to find suitable lands for distribution to the poor under the scheme. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister has time and again stressed that house site pattas should be handed over to the poor by Telugu new year Ugadi across the state at any cost.

Business News:

Private equity (PE) investment in the real estate sector rose 3 per cent to Rs 43,704 crore during the last calendar year on increased interest of foreign investors in commercial properties, property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said.

International News:

The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka's Army Chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country's civil war in 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on February 14.

Sports News:

The Indian men's team assured itself of a medal after progressing to the semifinals with a thrilling 3-2 win over Thailand at the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila on Friday.