✔ Congress announces schedule for election of new president
Party vice president Rahul Gandhi is expected to be the only candidate in the fray, party sources said.
✔ Supreme Court rejects another plea against ‘Padmavati’ release
The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that it does not want to step on the Censor Board’s toes and wants the statutory body to come to an independent and considered decision on certifying controversial movie Padmavati.
✔ India-Sri Lanka Test ends in a draw
The first Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in draw after bad light stopped play on day five with the visitors struggling at 75 for seven in their second innings.
✔ Gujarat polls: NCP to contest all seats, talks with Congress fail
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday said it will contest all 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, after talks for alliance between the Sharad Pawar-led party and the Congress failed.
✔ Gujarat elections: Congress’s first list of 77 candidates causes heartburn to Patidar group
After the list was released, PAAS members expressed anger and started protesting in many parts of the state, claiming they were not given proper representation.
✔ Build ‘Masjid-e-Aman’ in Lucknow’s Hussainabad: Shia Board proposal to SC on Ayodhya issue
The Board envisages the construction of a ‘Masjid-e-Aman’ in Lucknow’s Hussainabad area.
✔ Not upset with Tharoor’s tongue-in-cheek remark: Miss World Manushi Chhillar
Ms. Chihillar was referring to Mr. Tharoor’s tweet: “What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!“
✔ Veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away on Monday at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was 72.
✔ Zimbabwe’s Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment
Opposition activists and the influential liberation war veterans association announced more demonstrations to pressure the 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of State, to step down after 37 years in power.
✔ Reliance hits forex debt market again with $800 million issue
Reliance Industries, the most profitable company as also the largest borrower, has hit the overseas debt market with a $ 800-million bond sale programne as it seeks to pare a portion of its high cost debt that stands at over ₹ 2.14 trillion.