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News Digest: A sharp, speed read of the day's headlines

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 27, 2019, 3:46 pm IST
Updated May 28, 2019, 12:40 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.

 

 

Smriti Irani's aide's murder: Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of a BJP worker in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district two days ago, police said on Monday.

Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh said there was a local-level political rivalry between the deceased, Surendra Singh, 50, and the father of one of the accused.

Read: 3 arrested in Amethi murder case; cops say 'political rivalry'

Rahul Gandhi may resign: Congress president Rahul Gandhi was reported to be adamant on his stand of stepping down from his post after the dismal performance of the party in the recently concluded general election.

Gandhi, however, would give the party some time to choose a new leader and would continue to chair the party for the time being.

Read: Rahul still adamant on resigning? Party dismisses it as idle gossip

Rajasthan Congress' post poll exercise: After suffering a humiliating drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, internal bickering has begun haunting Rajasthan Congress with top state leaders facing the ire of party rank and file.

Many party leaders have asked for 'change in leadership' and 'resignation' of those responsible for the party's worst ever electoral show in the state.

Read: Post-LS poll debacle, internal bickering haunts Rajasthan Congress

Sheila Dikshit's poll introspection: Delhi Congress chief and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday constituted a five-member committee to probe in depth the reasons behind the party's rout in the city-state in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Read: Sheila Dikshit sets 5-member panel after Congress's defeat in LS polls in Delhi

Hardik detained after hunger strike threat: Congress leader Hardik Patel was on Monday detained by police after he threatened to sit on a hunger strike if the Gujarat government did not take action against Surat mayor and other officials over with the fire tragedy that claimed lives of 22 students, an official said.

Read: Surat fire tragedy: Hardik detained after hunger strike threat

Internal bickering haunts Rajasthan Congress: After suffering a humiliating drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, internal bickering has begun haunting Rajasthan Congress with top state leaders facing the ire of party rank and file.

Many party leaders have asked for 'change in leadership' and 'resignation' of those responsible for the party's worst ever electoral show in the state.

Read: Post-LS poll debacle, internal bickering haunts Rajasthan Congress

Telangana to face heat wave, temperatures to touch 47.2: Heat wave is continuing in the state of Telangana with Ramagundam recording 47.2 degree Celsius, the season's and the state's highest.

The IMD has issued a warning that the heat wave was likely to prevail in isolated places of the state till May 31.

Read: Telangana sizzles, Ramagundam hottest at 47.2 degrees Celsius

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Rafale: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said that Rafale combat aircraft would prove to be a "game-changer" for the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it would tilt the balance of power back in India's favour, on Monday.

Read: 'Rafale will be a gamechanger' says Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa

First session of 17th Lok Sabha to begin from June 6: The 17th Lok Sabha's first session is likely to start from June 6 and go on till June 15, sources have said. The dates of the first Parliament session are expected to be finalised during the first meeting of the new Cabinet on May 31, a day after Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister of the country for a second term, they said.

Read: First session of 17th Lok Sabha likely from June 6-15

Congress state chiefs resignation: Taking the moral responsibility for poor performance of Congress party in national elections, chiefs of four other states also resigned from their post. UP party chief Raj Babbar, Assam unit chief Ripun Bora and Ashok Chavan of Maharashtra also offered to quit.

Read: Ram's work has to be done and will be done, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Ex-Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar skips CBI summon: Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar skipped a meeting with the CBI officials on Monday despite being summoned by the agency for questioning in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, officials said. Kumar, however, sent a letter to the CBI, seeking some more time to appear before its officers in connection with the case.

Read: Rajeev Kumar skips CBI summons, sends letter seeking more time

Karnataka cabinet to be reshuffled post BJP's landslide win: Results have proved that is a complete failure with both parties jointly winning just 2 parliamentary seats from the total of 28. The Congress-JD(S) alliance in the state of Karnataka is dertermined to stay the path despite the disastrous performance in the recent Lok Sabha election. And to that end, sources suggest that a cabinet expansion and reshuffle is likely to happen soon.

Read: BJP’s landslide win bring up resuhffling discussions in K’taka cabinet

PM Narendra Modi addresses BJP worker in Varanasi: PM Modi said, “I had spoken to workers of Varanasi. All of you had ordered me that I can't set foot in Varanasi for a month. The nation might have elected me as the PM but for you, I am a worker. For me, your order was the priority.”

Read: 'Elected as PM, but worker for you': PM Modi to BJP workers in Varanasi

Trump addresses Japan over trade gap: US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that “good things” would come from North Korea.

Read: Trump addresses Japan over trade gap, expects ‘good things’ from North Korea

Washington-Tehran feud: Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohammed al-Hakim, made the offer Sunday during a joint news conference in Baghdad with visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Read: Iraq wants to be peacemaker as Washington-Tehran feud heats up

Kejriwal addresses party workers: Motivating disheartened AAP workers after the party's crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday asked them to humbly accept people's verdict and concentrate on the assembly elections slated for next year.

Read: Kejriwal prepares AAP workers for 2020 polls; says don’t get disheartened

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