Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
CJI sexual harassment case: The former woman court staffer, who levelled allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, will soon file an appeal against the clean chit given to the CJI by an in-house panel of the apex court.
PM Modi attacks Bengal government: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the West Bengal Police, in connivance with the state government, was trying to wipe out evidence of statue desecration in Kolkata.
Oppn party meet: In an effort to oust Narendra Modi-led BJP to come to power again, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has taken it upon herself to play host to all Opposition parties. There were reports that Gandhi has called a meeting in New Delhi on the day of the results, May 23.
Haasan's "Hindu terrorism" remark: BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday stoked yet another controversy by terming Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, as a 'deshbhakt' (patriot).
Mamata on EC's decision: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday thanked the leaders of opposition parties, who came out in her support as she protested against the Election Commission's decision to cut short the poll campaign duration in the state.
Slipper hurled at Kamal Haasan: During campaigning, slippers were thrown at actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday evening in Madurai. The attack came three days after Haasan said: “India’s first extremist was a Hindu”, referring to Nathuram Godse.
Mamata vs PM Modi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Election Commission on Thursday, stating it had sold out to its brother the BJP. “I feel sad but I don't have anything more to say, I am ready to go to jail for saying this. I am not scared to say the truth,” Mamata said.
Alwar gangrape case: “Soon after I heard about the incident, I spoke to Ashok Gehlot ji. This is not a political issue for me. Justice will be done and action will be taken against the culprits,” said Rahul Gandhi after he met Alwar gangrape survivor.
Racial attack in US: Ravi Bhalla, the first ever Sikh mayor of a city in New Jersey, has been allegedly racially targeted after his photoshopped image as an Arab dictator was published on a local website.
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, criticised US government’s response to his killing on Wednesday. She said Trump administration has failed to uphold American values by allowing the Saudi government to avoid meaningful consequence for the crime.
Porn audio in UK train: Passengers travelling on a London train recently had an erotic experience when the driver accidentally played porn on the public announcement system.
Crime in Madhya Pradesh: A man and his two cousin sisters were tied to a tree and severely beaten for several hours by around nine persons in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district after he allegedly eloped with a married woman, police said on Thursday.