Here are the important news stories of the day
BJP wants Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority
The BJP in Madhya Pradesh said the Kamal Nath–led Congress government in the State should prove its majority in the Assembly.
Saradha case: Rajeev Kumar seeks Supreme Court’s protection from arrest
Former Kolkata police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar made an urgent plea in the Supreme Court to protect him from arrest by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
Live| NDA leaders to meet on Tuesday
Top leaders of the BJP-led NDA will meet over dinner on Tuesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah expected to be present, party sources said on Monday. Follow live updates.
Sweden issues request for detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Swedish authorities issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.
Sensex vaults 1,422 points as exit polls predict NDA win
Benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,422 points and the NSE Nifty surged 421 points after most exit polls showed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA is returning to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections. The 30-share index ended 1,421.90 points, or 3.75%, higher at 39,352.67. During the day, the gauge hit a high of 39,412.56 and a low of 38,570.04.
Madras HC grants anticipatory bail to Kamal Haasan
The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) granted anticipatory bail to actor and founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam, Kamal Hassan, who feared arrest for his remarks that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was free India’s first Hindu extremist.
Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath recommends sacking of Rajbhar from Cabinet
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recommended Governor Ram Naik to sack Om Prakash Rajbhar from his Cabinet with "immediate effect."
Game of Thrones ‘The Iron Throne’ review | A broken wheel for a broken man on wheelchair
It’s an end of an era, both for viewers and for the characters; and in typical Game of Thrones style, the villains have been disposed of, and the good guys are off to live happily ever after.
After controversial remarks, Pragya Thakur opts for ‘silent’ penance
BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, who recently kicked up a row with some of her remarks, apologised for it and said she is observing “silence” for 63 hours as a mark of penance.
Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel in post-coup probe, says NTV
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over suspected links to the network of a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, broadcaster NTV said.
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