Nation Politics 19 May 2019 News Digest: A smart ...

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

Published May 19, 2019, 4:03 pm IST
Updated May 20, 2019, 10:01 am IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
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Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

Chandrababu Naidu’s effort for federal front: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu Sunday held a second round of talks with top opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar, in an apparent bid to rally support for a non-BJP government at the Centre.


Read: Chandrababu Naidu holds second round of talks with Gandhi, Pawar

Punjab CM takes a dig at Sidhu: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu wants to replace him as the head of the state government. The sharp comment comes after the cricketer-turned-politician made many veiled attacks against Singh.

Read: Sidhu probably wants to replace me as CM: Captain Amarinder Singh

Kejriwal claims BJP's conspiracy to kill him: A tweet by Delhi Opposition leader Vijender Gupta on Sunday provided fresh ammunition to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to accuse BJP of hatching a conspiracy to kill Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an allegation earlier made by the AAP chief himself.

Read: 'BJP conspiring to kill Kejriwal,' says AAP; backs claim with Vijender Gupta's tweet

Rights of British Sikh community: A new Offensive Weapons Bill aimed at tackling rising knife crime in the UK completed its journey through Parliament to become an act of law after receiving the Royal Assent of Queen Elizabeth II this week.

Read: In new weapons act, UK secures sikh right to carry kirpans

Improvment of Indian's in UK: Pakistani-origin London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for similar preferential norms for Indian companies and students as those offered to China in order to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) from India into the British capital.

Read: London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for preferential norms for Indian businesses, students

Ashok Gehlot's comment promoting 'Jauhar': Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said the past practice of "Jauhar", or self-immolation, by women facing capture by invaders was a matter of pride.

Read: Practice of ‘Jauhar’ matter of pride in our history: Ashok Gehlot