01. Confusion over participation of AIADMK, JD(U) in Cabinet
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the participation of the AIADMK and JD(U) in the Union Cabinet as Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertakes its reshuffle on Sunday.Internal troubles in the Tamil Nadu party, which has been hit by a rebellion led by T.T.V. Dhinakaran, can prove to be a stumbling block in its joining the government as it works to defuse the crisis.
02. UP police ‘apprehends’ Dr. Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur
The UP Police on Saturday “apprehended” Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur who was removed from his post in the state-run BRD hospital after 30 children died in two days last month, a senior official said.
It was a major breakthrough, IG Special Task Force Amitabh Yash told PTI.
03. China, India likely to back BRICS as the new engine of globalisation
The ninth summit of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) is set to begin on Sunday, where New Delhi and Beijing are unlikely to allow their differences over the Doklam plateau to cloud their support for the emerging economies and the Global South.
04. Politicians pay homage to Anitha who ended her life over NEET
Uneasy calm prevailed at Kuzhumur near Senthurai, where the body of Dalit girl S. Anitha, who committed suicide on Friday, has been kept for public homage. A large number of relatives, friends and cadres of political parties paid homage to the 17-year-old girl who ended her life apparently dejected over not being able to get a MBBS seat.
05. Clashes between youth, security forces after Eid prayers in J&K
Clashes broke out between groups of youths and security forces at few places in Kashmir valley after Eid prayers on Saturday, police said. Clashes were reported from Srinagar, Anantnag and Sopore in the valley after the culmination of congregational Eid prayers at these places, a police official said.
06. In pictures: Id-ul-Azha celebrated with fervour
Thousands of Muslims offered prayers at mosques across the country on Id-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, on Saturday.
07. Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea
Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Myanmar, the UNHCR said on Saturday. Both Myanmar’s security officials and insurgents from the Rohingya ethnic minority are accusing each other of burning down villages and committing atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The military has said nearly 400 people, most of them insurgents, have died in armed clashes.
08. PM tells tax authorities to bring all traders in GST net
Tax officials should make every effort to bring all traders, including smaller businesses with turnover of less than ₹20 lakh, into the Goods and Services Tax (GST) net, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told taxmen on Friday. Currently, traders with less than ₹20 lakh annual turnover have to register under GST only if they are supplying goods to other States.
09. Dominant India eye clean sweep in ODI series
A rampaging India will fancy their chances of completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka when they face the beleaguered hosts in the fifth and final One-day International match in Colombo on Sunday. The visitors already swept the Test series 3-0, and given their dominant run on this trip, would like to sweep the ODI series as well.
10. Space derby: How India’s PSLV stacks up against peers
After 24 years of gravity-defying service as the conduit embodying India’s aerospace ambitions, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), came up short in delivering its payload to the reaches of outer space, on Thursday. This was its first failure after 39 successful launches, where it deposited with great acuity, innumerable satellites in pre-ordained paths in the earth’s orbit.