✔ U.S. calls for arrest of Hafiz Saeed
The United States on Friday expressed “deep concern” over the release of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. It said the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) leader should be “arrested and charged for his crimes”.
✔ Bomb blast in Egypt mosque kills 85, injures 80
At least 85 people were killed and 80 more wounded when suspected militants targeted a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai with a bomb and gunfire, MENA state news agency said on Friday.
✔ S&P keeps India rating unchanged with stable outlook
S&P Global Rating on Friday kept India’s sovereign rating unchanged at ‘BBB-’ with stable outlook saying vulnerabilities stemming from low per capita income and high government debt balances strong GDP growth.
✔ Lucknow to get first woman Mayor in 100 years
Breaking the glass ceiling, the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, will create history on Sunday by electing its first-ever woman mayor in 100 years. All the parties have fielded female candidates after the Lucknow mayoral seat was reserved for women.
✔ Mamata is against me and Gorkhaland, says Gurung to Supreme Court
The Gorkhaland agitation leader on Friday accused the Mamata Bannerjee-led West Bengal government of double standards.
✔ SC agrees to hear mother of Kerala girl who allegedly joined ISIS in Afghanistan
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the mother of a girl who allegedly got radicalised in Kerala, married a Muslim and then fled to Afghanistan to join the ISIS when she was seven months pregnant.
✔ HC directive in Kamal Haasan’s ‘Hindu terrorists’ remark case
The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Chennai city police to register a case only if cognizable offences are made out against actor Kamal Haasan for branding people as “Hindu terrorists”in one of the series of articles written by him in a magazine.
✔ Smith defies England as Australia fight back in Ashes
Skipper Steve Smith led a rescue mission to revive Australia’s fortunes after a top-order batting collapse in the Ashes Test against England in Brisbane on Friday.
✔ Kerala HC refuses to stay single judge order to screen ‘S Durga’ at IFFI
A Division Bench of the High Court of Kerala on Friday refused to stay the single judge order to screen movie S Durga at the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
✔ Gadkari’s private secretary Dange must resign, Minister should clarify: Congress
The Congress has demanded the resignation of Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s private secretary Vaibhav Dange and sought a clarification from the Minister in an alleged case of conflict of interest.