India's newest state Telangana roped in Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador to promote the state. Though it's a different thing that her appointment was gripped into an unnecessary controversy, but her appointment remained intact.
Militant group in Iraq, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has reportedly ordered Female Genital Mutilation, that is circumcision of women aged between 11 to 49 years. Though it is not yet confirmed but United Nations has already taken cognizance of the alleged diktat by the ISIS and said that it would affect around four million women in the country, if the unconfirmed reports are true.
About 165 people in Assam and 105 people in West Bengal have so far died due to Japanese Encephalitis. This mosquito-borne virus in the seven north Bengal districts and other areas of Assam is very acute and the syndrome is spreading its arm with each passing day. Yesterday, three more deaths have been reported from the North Bengal Medical College Hospital (NBMC).
A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs from Maharshtra are under fire for allegedly forcing a Muslim employee to eat Chapati at Delhi's Maharshtra Sadan while he was observing fasts in the holy month of Ramzan. However, the MPs have claimed that they were just asking the employee, who was IRCTC's canteen manager at the Sadan to check the quality of the food offered to them.