#ExpressIntro | School children falling sick in Bihar to Salman’s acquittal challenged: The top stories today

Here's what that made news this Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2016 9:18 pm
express-intro-759 Here’s what’s making news this Wednesday morning

Salman Khan’s acquittal challenged in SC: Actor Salman Khan’s acquittal in 2002 hit-and-run case was on Wednesday challenged in the Supreme Court by family of victim Noorullah Sheikh. The apex court has fixed February 12 to hear the matter. Read More

180 school children fall sick after taking deworming in Bihar: At least 180 school children in Bihar were taken ill after they were administered deworming Albendazole tablets on Wednesday, officials said. About 100 children fell ill at the Maghra Middle School in Biharsharif district headquarters of Nalanda, 37 children in Jamui, 36 in Sitamarhi, four in East Champaran and two in Rohtas district. Read More

Facebook investor’s tweet angers Indians: TRAI’s decision to ban zero-rating platforms in India might have evoked much relief and joy for Net Neutrality activists and SaveTheInternet.in supporters in the country, but it seems not everyone is happy. Twitter where the Net Neutrality debate has often been fairly acrimonious, saw a not-so innocuous tweet from Marc Lowell Andreessen, Amercian entrepreneur and founder of the venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is also on the board of Facebook as a director. Read more

FIR against Sunny Leone: In fresh trouble for actor Sunny Leone, an FIR was registered against her, her Mastizaade co-stars Vir Das and Tushar Kapoor and the producers of the film for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. According to the complaint, in one of the scenes of the film, Leone and Das are allegedly seen promoting the use of condom inside a temple in a “vulgar” manner. Read More

Siachen avalanche: Soldier battles for life, next 24-48 hours critical

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was rescued at 7.30 pm on Monday, was in an “extremely critical” condition at the Army’s Research & Referral Hospital on Tuesday. While he did not suffer frost bite, he was suffering from low blood pressure, pneumonia, and liver and kidney dysfunction, said the doctors. After an avalanche hit the Army’s post at Siachen Glacier on February 3, Koppad was buried alive. Nine other soldiers, who were buried along with him, died. READ MORE HERE

David Headley deposition adjourned till Thursday

David Coleman Headley couldn’t continue his deposition in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case on Wednesday, due to technical setback. Previously, his deposition on the 3rd day before Mumbai court had got delayed due to a technical glitch in video feed. Headley’s deposition on Wednesday before a Mumbai court. Headley’s deposition was adjourned asHeadley, who entered into a plea bargain, has so far shared in great detail about his role as a scout. TAP FOR LIVE UPDATES MORE

RK Pachauri promotion makes my skin crawl: Sexual harassment ‘victim’

Following R K Pachauri’s promotion as executive vice-chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a former subordinate colleague who had pressed sexual harassment charges against him said the news had made her “flesh crawl”. The woman said that she intended to take her complaint to “its logical conclusion”. Pachauri denies the allegations. READ MORE HERE

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders win in New Hampshire primary

Billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire’s Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. Trump’s win solidifies his front-runner status in the race to be the party’s White House nominee for the November 8 election. READ MORE HERE

North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not transmitting: US sources

North Korea’s satellite, Kwangmyong 4, has achieved stable orbit but not yet transmitted data back to Earth, said US sources. “It’s in a stable orbit now. They got the tumbling under control,” a US official said on Tuesday. Sunday’s launch angered the country’s neighbors and the United States, which called it a ballistic missile test. READ MORE HERE