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Nation Current Affairs 13 May 2019 News Digest: A smart ...

News Digest: A smart, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published May 13, 2019, 4:02 pm IST
Updated May 13, 2019, 8:54 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

BJP seeks apology from Mayawati: The BJP on Monday sought an apology from BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati for allegedly making personal comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Read: Behen Mayawati, be assured of woman safety in BJP: Sitharaman

Prime Minister Modi's claim of camera, e-mail: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking to TV channel News Nation, has claimed to have clicked a photo of senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani in the year 1987-88 using a digital camera which he owned. Modi also claimed to have sent that photo by e-mail.

Read: PM claims to have used digicam, e-mail in 1980s; gets mocked on social media

Arun Jaitley on Mayawati: The BJP said Mayawati has “stooped to an all-time low” and she was not suitable for public life.

Read: Mayawati ‘unfit for public life’: Jaitley after BSP chief's attack on PM Modi

Amit Shah's dig at TMC: Addressing a rally at Canning, which comes under Joynagar Lok Sabha constituency, Amit Shah said, "Mamata di gets angry if someone chants Jai Shri Ram. I am chanting Jai Shri Ram here today. If you (Mamata) have the guts, arrest me. I will be in Kolkata tomorrow."

Read: TMC can stop our rallies, but can't stop BJP's victory march: Amit Shah

Mayawati's attack on PM Modi: Mayawati said, "I came to know that in BJP, married women are worried when they see their husbands meeting Modi as they fear that Modi may separate them from their husbands, just the way he left his own wife. I appeal all women not to vote for Modi, this would be a true tribute to Modi's wife who was abandoned."

Read: Give PM's abandoned wife tribute by not voting Modi: Mayawati to women

Kamal Haasan sparks controversy: Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan has stoked a possible controversy, saying free India's first "terrorist was a Hindu," referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Read: 'India's first terrorist was Hindu': Kamal Haasan's remark on Godse sparks row

'Booth capturing' in Haryana's Faridabad: After the sixth round of the national election was over, a polling agent in Faridabad near Delhi was arrested on Sunday evening after he allegedly tried to influence voters. He was arrested after a video on Twitter was brought to the notice of the Haryana election body.

Read: Poll official tries to 'influence' voters in Faridabad, caught on camera; arrested

IMF bailout for Pakistan: Pakistan has reached an accord with the International Monetary Fund over a three-year, USD 6 billion bailout package aimed at shoring up fragile public finances and strengthening the slowing economy, officials said on Sunday.

Read: Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF for 6 billion dollar bailout package

Mallikarjun Kharge to PM Modi: Stoking a controversy, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Sunday asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi would hang himself at Vijay Chowk in Delhi if his prediction of the opposition party getting less than 40 seats in Lok Sabha polls is proven wrong.

Read: Will Modi hang himself if his prediction of Oppn proven wrong: Kharge

2020 US Presidential race: Accusing China of breaking the negotiated trade deal draft with the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday said Beijing was now "dreaming" that he would be replaced by a Democratic candidate after the 2020 presidential elections.

Read: China delusional, they want Joe Biden to get elected: Donald Trump