Parliament on Kashmir unrest to a pool turning green at Rio: Top news of Aug 10

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 22:48 IST
(Clockwise from top left) Sania Mirza with Martina Hingis; the green water at a Rio pool; a security officer in Kashmir; Hillary Clinton at a Democratic rally. (Agencies)

From discussion over the Kashmir unrest in the Parliament to how Hillary Clinton is taking some weight from the Donald Trump campaign to her side and more behind the split of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza from the Rio Games, here are the top news on Hindustan Times tonight:


Parliament discusses Kashmir unrest

The Centre agreed to an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss how to end weeks of violent unrest in Kashmir, as pressure mounted on the government to open a broad dialogue with the state to resolve the crisis triggered by the killing of Burhan Wani.

Rajan talks on the political attacks

Outgoing RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday termed the political attacks on him as abominable, saying he was open to staying a bit longer at the RBI to complete the unfinished work of bank clean up, but is perfectly happy to go. Rajan’s 3-year term at the central bank ends on September 3.

Religiously motivated killings in India

A US state department report on International Religious Freedom said there were reports of religiously motivated killings, assaults, coerced religious conversions, riots, and actions in India in 2015.


Quiz en route to White House

A coalition of US groups representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers published 20 questions they want every US presidential candidate to answer ahead of November’s vote. The questions range from how to support vaccine science, to defining the scope of America’s goals in space, to the candidates’ views on climate change and what would they would do about it.

Chinese tanks in Russian war games

China’s Type-96B main battle tank. (YouTube screengrab)

An indigenously built Chinese battle tank that has created a buzz in military circles could become the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) primary tank of the future. The Type-96B – a new tank in the Type-96 family – is ready to replace its predecessors after performing well at ongoing war games organised by Russia.


Santina split

One of the most successful women’s doubles teams in recent times has parted ways. Martina Hingis has conveyed to her partner Sania Mirza that she will no longer partner her on the WTA Tour, sources close to the Indian star have told journalists.

For some time, Hingis and Mirza have had differences over their mixed doubles run-ins. What exactly happened in there? Read full report

The green pool

In this picture taken with a fish-eye lens, the water of the diving pool at right appears a murky green as a men's water polo preliminary round match between Greece and Hungary takes place at left in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (AP)

The women’s 10m synchronised platform competition at the Rio Games took place with athletes plunging into a murky green diving pool that contrasted sharply with the normal azure of the adjacent water-polo pool.

Follow live coverage of the Rio Games here


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