Here are the top trending stories of the day:
AAP minister’s staff caught on camera demanding Rs 30 lakh bribe for boss: Congress on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of Delhi Minister Imran Hussain, alleging a sting operation has purportedly revealed that a Rs 30 lakh bribe was demanded by a person for regularising an illegal construction in Ballimaran area of north Delhi on his behalf, a charge denied by the AAP leader.
U-19 World Cup: India beat Sri Lanka by 97 runs to seal spot in the final: India U-19 side booked a place in the final of the U-19 World Cup after beating Sri Lanka by 97 runs in Bangladesh on Tuesday. After early woes, fifties by Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan steadied the ship to take India to 267. In reply, Sri Lanka never looked to be a winning side – losing wickets at regular intervals and seeing the required run-rate rise rapidly. Mayank Dagar finished with figures of 3/21 as Sri Lanka collapsed at 170. Rahul Dravid coached side will either face Bangladesh or West Indies in the final on Sunday.
Trains collide head-on in Germany, at least 8 dead: Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least eight people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage.
David Headley deposition: Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley’s deposition before a Mumbai court in connection with the heinous 26/11 terror attack case continued today. Headley, who appeared before the court via video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, spilled beans on how the Lashkar-e-Toiba had planned to attack Indian defence scientists at the Taj Hotel. He added that LeT group as a whole is responsible for terror attacks in India. Read all live updates here
Siachen miracle: In what appears as a glimmer of hope from the dreaded Siachen avalanche, a soldier, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, was found miraculously alive under 25 feet of snow amid rescue efforts. The soldier’s discovery comes after the Army and the government had declared that there were no survivors in the avalanche tragedy. Hanumanthappa, who hails from Karnataka, is in a critical condition. Read more here
TRAI order on net neutrality: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) order ruling against differential pricing for data services is still among the top stories trending today. The order was welcomed with euphoria by net neutrality activists who have campaigned over the last two years. The order was a serious blow to Facebook which had aimed to introduce its ‘Free Basics’ services in India in which content could be offered free on some platforms. Read more here
Sushil Koirala dead: Sushil Koirala, former prime minister of Nepal, passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of 78. He was the president of Nepali Congress and one of the tallest leaders in that country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Koirala’s death saying India had lost a ‘valued friend.’ Read more here
RK Pachauri is TERI super boss: Despite having allegations of sexual harassment against him, RK Pachauri has now been promoted to the post of vice-chairman of TERI, an organisation he heads. As vice-chairman, Pachauri will continue to have executive powers, an internal email circulated to TERI employees said. Last year, Pachauri was accused of sexual harassment by a junior colleague. Read more here