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Breaking Highlights, Top Alerts of April 21

India TV provides breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world from Twitter and other sources of information.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 21, 2018 23:54 IST ]
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Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:

Breaking News of April 21:

11:52 pm: I am very happy that such a step has been taken by the government. It is a victory for every girl & her parents in this country: Aditi Rao Hydari on the ordinance to amend POCSO act

11:47 pm: I think it is a good step. People who do such horrifying crime should be punished in the harshest way possible: Shilpa Shetty on the ordinance to amend POCSO act (ANI)

11:45 pm: A very harsh punishment is required to create a certain mindset in the people who even think of such horrifying crime. It is important to put something very strong as an example for them: Shahid Kapoor on the ordinance to amend POCSO act (ANI)

11:31 pm: Case registered against 2 people in connection with a scam in the scholarship program for the backward classes in Maharashtra's Buldhana. SIT probe has been ordered in the matter

11:13 pm: Shahid Kapoor wins the Best Actor Award for the film Padmaavat at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards

10:46 pm: I came to know people in Congress have sold tickets. I am accusing the  party of not giving me a ticket despite working for 40 years: Chalavadi  Narayana Swamy, former Congress leader who joined BJP (ANI)

10:18 pm: Hyderabad: Commissioner’s Task Force, East Zone Team apprehended an inter-state cannabis smuggling gang consisting of 3 members. 26 Kg of cannabis, 2 Cell Phones seized (ANI)

10:10 pm: 9 ministers inducted into the state cabinet in Punjab. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Vijay Inder Singla, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Sunder Sham Arora, OP Soni, Rana Gurmit Sodhi, Gurpreet Kangar & Balbir Sidhu take oath as state cabinet ministers (ANI)

09:43 pm: West Bengal Panchayat polls: State EC announces April 23 as the last day for filing nomination

09:24 pm: 4 people seriously injured after a cylinder exploded in Uttar Pradesh's Etah. Police rushed the victims to the district hospital (ANI)

09:16 pm: BJP releases list of 40 star campaigners for upcoming Karnataka Elections 2018, the list includes PM Modi and Amit Shah among others

08:54 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah writes to PM Modi stating 'Our govt is strongly opposed to formation of Cauvery Management Board because such board is not constitutional & Supreme Court has not directed mechanism'. CM Siddaramaiah also sought time to meet him at the earliest (ANI)

08:43 pm: Rs 20 Lakh transferred in the account of CRPF Officer Anil Maurya's wife, Rs 5 Lakh in his father's account under directions by UP CM. Anil Maurya lost his life in encounter with naxals in Chattisgarh's Sukma last night

08:21 pm: BJP releases a list of 40 star campaigners for upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 (ANI)

08:08 pm:

07:59 pm: Huge step taken for safety of our daughters. I thank PM & Union Cabinet. Madhya Pradesh had also taken a step towards this. This will instill fear among criminals & they'll think before committing such crime, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on ordinance to amend POCSO Act

07:45 pm: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to file nomination for Karnataka Elections 2018 from Badami constituency on April 23. The CM filed nomination from Chamundeshwari constituency yesterday (ANI)

07:33 pm: CISF intercepted a Zimbabwe national and seized drugs worth Rs 35 lakh from her at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi yesterday

07:22 pm: One dead, 16 injured in Madagascar opposition protests (AFP)

07:15 pm: Swati Maliwal announces she would break her indefinite hunger strike tomorrow after Union Cabinet approved Ordinance for punishment for perpetrators of rape cases  especially those against girls below 12 years & 16 years of age, today (ANI)

06:48 pm: Russia says OPCW chemical weapons inspectors arrive at site of suspected attack in Syria (AFP)

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