Bypolls: Voting Underway in Kairana, RR Nagar, 10 Assembly Seats
Crucial by-elections to four Lok Sabha constituencies and 10 Assembly seats on Monday, 28 May, will test the winnability of the new Opposition coalition and help gauge the people’s opinion on the now four-year-old Modi government.
Newly-Elected Karnataka Congress MLA Dies in a Car Crash
Newly-elected Congress MLA from Karnataka, Siddu Nyama Gowda, passed away in a road accident near Tulasigeri. He was on his way to Bagalkot from Goa.
Ujjwala Yojna Has Led to Social Transformation: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 28 May said the 'Ujjwala Yojna', a flagship welfare scheme of his government aimed at increasing LPG cylinder coverage among poor families, has led to a social transformation with over 45 per cent of its four crore beneficiaries being Dalits and tribals.
He also underlined his government's pro-Dalit credentials by comparing benefits given to the community under it against what they received under the Congress-led UPA government.
Sterlite Protests: SC Refuses Urgent Hearing Over Plea On Police Atrocities
The Supreme Court on Monday, 28 May refused to provide an urgent hearing on a plea filed over the alleged atrocities carried out by the Tamil Nadu police against those protesting against the sterlite plant in Thoothukudi. ANI reports that the Court said it “would hear it (the plea) after the vacation”.
Third Person Arrested in Rape, Cheating Case Involving Veteran Bollywood Actress
A 54-year-old man, an Arabic teacher from Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested by the police, in connection with the rape and cheating case registered by a 67-year-old veteran Bollywood actress against an Andheri-based businessman. The man is the third person arrested in connection with the case.
Jay Panda Quits Biju Janta Dal
Odisha Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda, who was suspended from the primary membership of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in January, quit the party on Monday, 28 May.
In his three-page-long resignation letter to BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Panda said he was "hurt and unhappy" over the fact that members of the ruling party did not attend the funeral of his industrialist father Bansidhar Panda, seven days ago.
Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk to Take Reign as Pakistan's Caretaker PM
Nasirul Mulk, the 22 Chief Justice of Pakistan, has been assigned to the role of Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, as the current government’s tenure ends.
In a press conference held on Monday, 28 May, Prime Minister Abbasi said: “The individual’s history is impeccable and contribution has been outstanding.”
Fire Breaks Out in in Rohingya Camp in Haryana
A massive fire broke out at a Rohingya camp in Haryana’s Nuh district on Sunday, 27 May. The Times of India reports that approximately 57 huts were burnt down, rendering about a 187 Rohingya refugees homeless. No casualties have been reported.
EC Says Political Parties Not Under RTI Ambit, Contradicts CIC
The Election Commission said that political parties don’t feature under the ambit of the Right to Information Act, contradicting the very stance of the highest authority on the law- The Central Information Commission, which had brought national parties under the purview of this law back in June 2013.
Have to Work as per Congress Direction: Karnataka CM
A day after sparking a storm over his remarks that he was at the mercy of the Congress, JD-S leader and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said his ruling ally had numbers that made its voice stronger in the coalition government.