Poll Campaigning ends in Tripura; Campaign picks up in Meghalaya :- Friday was the last day for campaigning in Tripura. Campaigning meanwhile has been gaining momentum in the other poll bound states of Nagaland and Meghalaya.
Iranian President visits Qutub Shahi Tomb & Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad :- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spent a productive day in Hyderabad, even addressing a gathering at the Mecca Masjid. This is the first visit by and Iranian President to India in 10 years. On Saturday, Rouhani will hold bilateral talks with PM Modi.
SC awards 14.75 tmcft of Cauvery water more to Karnataka :- Supreme Court awarded 14.75 tmcft of Cauvery water more to Karnataka to meet drinking water needs for Bengaluru. The Supreme Court on Friday directed Karnataka government to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam.
INX Media PMLA case: ED raids in Chennai :- Enforcement Directorate on Friday carried out fresh searches against people allegedly linked to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.
Cauvery water dispute: SC reduces Tamil Nadu’s share, Karnataka to get more :- The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in the decades-old Cauvery water dispute between riparian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Reducing emissions everyone’s responsibility: PM Modi :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India believes in growth but is committed to protecting the environment.
BJP releases its ‘vision document’ for Meghalaya :- Campaigning for elections to three North Eastern states is gaining momentum as polling dates draw near. The BJP released its vision document for Meghalaya. The party has promised homes for everyone, jobs to the unemployed, drinking water for every family and uninterrupted electricity.
No reason to step down, says Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe :- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday asserted that he sees no reason for him to step down amidst claims by rival alliance to form a government.
“Enough is enough”: Loud call for gun control at Florida school shooting vigil :- Thousands of people gathered in Parkland, Florida on Thursday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the second deadly school shooting in U.S. history.
Ethiopia’s premier resigns for smoother path to political reform :- Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned on Thursday, in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party’s hold on Africa’s second most populous nation.
After Zuma quits, Cyril Ramaphosa becomes South Africa’s new President :- Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was sworn in as South Africa’s President in Cape Town on Thursday.
Virat Kohli’s 35th ODI century takes India to 5-1 series win vs South Africa :- Skipper Virat Kohli broke a plethora of records en route his 35th century as India crushed South Africa by eight wickets to win the ODI series by a comprehensive 5-1 margin Centurion in South Africa.
Women in labour must be given more time, position of their choice: WHO :- Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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