Nation Current Affairs 28 May 2019 News Digest: A sharp ...

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

Published May 28, 2019, 3:46 pm IST
Updated May 29, 2019, 12:51 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.

Setback for Mamata: In a setback for Mamata Banerjee, three Trinamool Congress legislators, including Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy and more than 63 councillors joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday.


Read: Setback for Mamata: 2 TMC MLAs, more than 63 councillors join BJP

Mamata to attend PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had a bitter spat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections, has been invited to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, which she has accepted.

Read: Mamata to attend Modi's swearing-in

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on PM Modi:  “He is a charismatic leader. In India, after Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi he is now a charismatic leader. I will be going for the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi ji,” he said.


Read: After Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi, Modi most charismatic leader: Rajinikanth

M K Stalin on Tamil Nadu Assembly: Riding high on his party's recent electoral success, DMK president M K Stalin on Tuesday said that his party will take a decision on whether to bring a no-confidence motion against AIADMK led government in the state after the announcement of dates for the assembly session.

Read: 'Wait and see': Stalin on whether DMK will bring no-confidence motion in TN Assembly

Shashi Tharoor's remark on Congress: Rahul Gandhi is the best person to pull the Congress out of its predicament following the setback in the Lok Sabha polls, says party leader Shashi Tharoor while declaring that his party is “alive and kicking” and it is too premature to write its obituary.


Read: Ready to take job of Congress leader in LS if offered: Shashi Tharoor

Priyanka Gandhi, Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Gandhi:  Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Tuesday arrived at the residence of party president Rahul Gandhi who has offered to step down from the party's top post.

Read: Priyanka, Sachin Pilot meet Rahul Gandhi at his residence

PM Modi meets former President Pranab Mukherjee: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Tuesday met former president Pranab Mukherjee here to seek his blessings after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded a landslide win in the Lok Sabha elections.


Read: PM Modi calls Pranab Mukherjee as ‘statesman’; seeks blessing from ex-Prez

Lalu Yadav's reaction on Rahul Gandhi's decision to quit: Imprisoned Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to quit following the devastating loss in the recent Lok Sahba polls, is “suicidal”, according to reports.

Read: ‘Rahul’s decision to quit suicidal, walking into BJP's trap’: RJD's Lalu

Dr Payal suicide case: Amidst the row over the suicide of the 22-year-old Dr Payal Tadvi, a protest was held outside the BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday by the victim's mother Abida Tadvi along with her family members, locals and various social organisations.


Read: Dr Payal suicide case: Family holds protest demanding swift justice

Siddaramaiah dismisses claims of cabinet reshuffling: Amid reports that Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will reshuffle his cabinet to save the coalition government, the JD(S)-Congress Coordination Committee chief Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said it would only be an expansion to fill three vacant posts.

Read: ‘No reshuffle, only filling up of 3 vacant posts’: Siddaramaiah


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