Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
Take Swachh Bharat Campaign to villages: Launching a two-day long special cleanliness drive in the Parliament House Estate on Saturday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged the MPs to work towards taking the zeal of Swachhata Abhiyan to each village of the country.
On this occasion, Defence Minister Rajnth Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Prahlad Joshi and several other dignitaries were present.
RSS' growth has nothing to do with BJP in government: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has over the past few years grown at an exponential rate and currently has over fifty thousand gathering centres across India with the highest number daily shakhas present in Kerala, according to a senior RSS leader.
Over 100 TMC MLAs may join BJP?: As many as 107 MLAs of Congress, TMC and CPM will join the BJP, claimed party leader Mukul Roy.
He said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.
Prez Kovind in Chennai: Delivering a special convocation address of the Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University here, he said that it is important to not only take justice to the people but also to make it understandable to litigating parties in a language they know.
Maharashtra Triple murders: Two triple murders on Saturday stunned Maharashtra. While three people of a family were murdered in Shirdi's Ahmednagar district, the other incident was reported from Navi Mumbai.
TMC's Abhishek accuses BJP of poaching councilors: Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday said that the 10 councilors who had joined BJP few days ago have rejoined the TMC. He also accused the BJP of threatening and forcing the councilors to join it.
Outgoing Deputy Goa CM's comment: Outgoing dy Goa CM Saturday said "Parrikar died twice...once on March 17 physically while today it is the death of his political legacy," after Congress in Goa suffered a body blow when 10 of its 15 MLAs switched over to the BJP.
Goa's new cabinet: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers on Saturday.
Assam Floods: On Friday, four more districts in Assam were flooded taking the number of affected districts to 21 out of the 33 districts in the state. Three more people were killed taking the total to 6 deaths.
Karnataka crisis: Five more Karnataka Congress MLAs moved the Supreme Court on Saturday, contending they had resigned "voluntarily" and that their resignation must be accepted by the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar.
Army chief Bipin Rawat on Kargil Anniversary: Marking the 20th anniversary of Kargil conflict, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat addressed a seminar in Delhi on Saturday. Speaking at the seminar he said future conflicts will be more violent and unpredictable where importance of human factor shall remain undiminished due to technology.
20 years of Kargil: At 5,307 metres high, the majestic Tiger Hill overlooks all other mountains and acts as the watchman of Drass, a place in Kargil. During the 1999 Kargil War, when the Pakistani troops had infiltrated India and occupied the territory of Tiger Hill, General Officer Commanding, 8 Mountain Division gave the responsibility of recapturing the hill to 18 Grenadiers.
Chandrayaan-2: Days before the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on Moon on July 20, 1969, India will launch Chandrayaan-2, the nation’s first lunar landing mission.
Speaker on Karnataka crisis: In the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka, the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding the future of the political parties in the state.
Mayawati takes a dig at Modi government on mob lynching: BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday attack at BJP-led government at the Centre and accused it of not making a strong law against mob lynching. Taking to Twitter, she also praised the UP Law Commission's initiative on steps to check mob lynching.
Naqvi's comment on 'Jai Shri Ram': Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi recently assured that there are sufficient laws to deal with crimes like lynching.
Karnataka Crisis: DK Shivakumar said they should live together and die together because they had worked for 40 years for the party.
Political turmoil in Rajasthan?: The political turmoil waves of Karnataka and Goa was felt in Rajasthan on Friday when the BJP leaders claimed that the Congress government in the state was on the edge.
Exorcism of city: A Colombian bishop is planning to exorcise an entire city this weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter.
SL PM to appear before Parliamentary committee: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he would appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks that claimed 258 lives and would provide all available information.
China warns US to impose sanctions: China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell USD 2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China’s sovereignty and national security.
US immigration: US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch raids across the country this weekend to round up thousands of undocumented migrants for deportation.