Afraid of Sasikala, we lied about Jayalalithaa’s health: TN Minister
■ “I seek a huge pardon from you. Please forgive me. We told lies that Amma (Jayalalithaa) was having sambar, chatni, tea etc. so that you will believe that she is improving. In fact, nobody saw Amma eating idli or drinking tea or chatting… all are lies,” Dindigul Srinivasan said.
Senior journalist, mother found dead in Mohali
■ K.J. Singh’s throat had been slit while his nonagenarian mother Gurcharan Kaur was suspected to have been strangled at their Phase 3B-2 home, said an official spokesman of the Punjab Chief Minister’s Office.
New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico
■ A strong new earthquake shakes Mexico, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes that have killed nearly 400 people this month.
Alwar godman Falahari Maharaj arrested on rape charges
■ Falahari Maharaj, also known as the Baba, commands a strong following both in India and abroad. The victim’s family has been among the Baba’s followers for several years and claims to have given large donations to his Ashram.
Development, not votes, is our priority: Narendra Modi
■ “Some politicians work only when it fetches them votes. But we have been brought up in a different culture,” the Prime Minister says.
Alliance for Social Justice sweeps HCU students union elections
■ The Alliance for Social Justice (ASJ) consisting of Students Federation of India (SFI), Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), and few other like-minded groups that were in the forefront protesting the right-wing groups on the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) campus swept the students union elections winning all the positions.
Village that gave ‘shelter’ to Humayun plays host to Modi
■ The residents of the village take pride in the lore about the Mughal emperor’s visit.
Word-by-word break down of the Trump-Kim verbal duel
■ Here is a list of all that U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have said to or about each other since Mr. Trump’s United Nations General Assembly speech.
Arvind Subramanian to continue as Chief Economic Advisor for another year
■ The Finance Ministry had, earlier in the week, denied that Mr. Subramanian was resigning after media outlets reported he might do so before his tenure was completed.
Colin Firth gets Italian citizenship after Brexit vote
■ The British actor, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said.