Nation Current Affairs 26 May 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published May 26, 2019, 6:23 pm IST
Updated May 27, 2019, 1:17 am 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.



Rajeev Kumar to appear before CBI on Monday: The CBI has summoned former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, asking him to appear before it on Monday for questioning in connection with the Saradha ponzi scheme case, officials said. He been asked to be present at the Kolkata office of the agency in Salt Lake, officials said on Sunday.

READ: Saradha scam: CBI summons ex-Kolkata police chief, asks to appear before it tomorrow

2 persons arrested on suspicion of selling beef:  Two more persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with an incident in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, in which five persons had assaulted three others for allegedly carrying beef, following which the attackers and the victims were held.

READ: MP 'beef' assault: 2 siblings held for selling meat to victims

Hardik threatens hunger strike:  Congress leader Hardik Patel on Sunday threatened to go on hunger strike if the state government did not act against Mayor and the Fire Department officials within 12 hours.

READ: Hardik threatens of hunger strike unless Govt takes action against Mayor, Fire Dept.

PM Modi's swear-in: Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30 at 7 pm in Rashtrapati Bhavan, along with members of the Union Council of Ministers. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath and secrecy of the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers, a statement issued by the President's Office mentioned.

READ: Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on May 30

Jagan Reddy meets PM Narendra Modi: Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said on Sunday his party could only request and not "demand or command" the special category status — a lifeline — for the Rs 2.58 lakh debt-ridden state during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

READ: Could request, not demand, PM for special status to Andhra: Jagan Reddy

Owaisi hits out at Modi, seeks protection against lynching:  AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at the Prime Minister for his "minorities made to live in an illusion of fear" statement and said if Modi really cares about minorities then he should ensure that Muslims are not lynched by cow vigilantes.

READ: If you care for minorities, ensure Muslims aren't lynched: Owaisi jabs Modi

BJD winners meet chief Naveen Patnaik: Newly elected Biju Janata Dal legislators on Sunday met incumbent Odisha Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, who is set to form the government for a fifth consecutive term. They talks with the party chief and also posed for a photograph, flashing the victory sign with Patnaik, after the meeting held in Bhubaneshwar.

READ: Newly elected BJD MPs meet Naveen Patnaik

Suspects in murder of Smirti's aide held:  Suspects have been detained in connection with the murder of BJP leader Smriti Irani's associate and former village head Surendra Singh in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

READ: Suspects in murder of Smriti Irani's aide held by police in Amethi

3 legislators leave RLSP, join JD(U):  After drawing a blank in the Lok Sabha elections, former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party Sunday received yet another setback as all three of its members in the bicameral legislature joined Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U), namely MLAs Lalan Paswan and Sudhanshu Shekhar and MLC Sanjiv Singh Shyam.

READ: Jolt to Kushwaha's RLSP, all 3 of its legislators join JD(U)

Pak read to talk to Indian govt: Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said addressing an Iftar dinner in Multan on Saturday.

READ: Pak ready to hold talks with new Indian government: FM Qureshi

ISIS boat from Lanka, Kerala on high alert:  The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said on Saturday.

READ: ISIS boat reportedly sets off from Sri Lanka, Kerala coast on high alert

CJI sexual harassment case: BCI disappointed over views of 2 ex-Supreme Court judges, Justice Jasti Chelameswar and Justice Madan Lokur, following the clean chit given to Chief Justice of India, Gogoi.

READ: CJI sexual harassment case: BCI disappointed over views of 2 ex-SC judges

Smriti lends shoulder for mortal remains of murdered aide:  BJP leader Smriti Irani and a party MP from Amethi on Sunday lended a shoulder to mortal remains of Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Barauli, Amethi, who was shot dead on Saturday night by two unidentified men.

READ: Smriti Irani, BJP MP lends shoulder to mortal remains of Surendra Singh