The Maharashtra BJP has convened a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs today to elect the leader of the House. The meeting will be held in Vidhan Bhavan at 1 PM. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to be elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party. Fadnavis said that BJP president Amit Shah will not attend the meeting of the newly-elected BJP MLAs to pick the legislature party leader.
Long -time teammates Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid will reconnect in Bengaluru as BCCI president and head of National Cricket Academy respectively to discuss the roadmap of Indian cricket's feeder line. The meeting will be attended by all the newly elected BCCI office-bearers who took charge. NCA CEO Tufan Ghosh will also be part of discussions.
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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri on Wednesday at 15:15 hours by resorting to firing of small arms and shelling with mortars. The Indian Army is retaliating.
From a grand welcome at a five-star hotel to a lunch organised by the Indian Army, the posh, tony area in heart of Srinagar looked surrealistically calm when the European Union lawmakers reached the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir. Read HERE...
Market benchmark BSE Sensex touched the 40,000-mark for the first time since June as it jumped over 250 points in early trade on Wednesday. Read HERE...
The rupee depreciated by 11 paise to 70.95 against the US dollar in morning trade on Wednesday, as investors were cautious ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision. Besides, a strengthening greenback against other overseas currencies also kept investors on the edge, forex dealers said. However, a positive opening in domestic equity market and easing crude oil prices supported the rupee and restricted the fall, they added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday returned to India after concluding his visit to Saudi Arabia, during which he held extensive talks with the top Saudi leadership. India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday inked more than a dozen agreements in several key sectors including oil and gas, defence and civil aviation to bolster their ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with the Kingdom's top leadership during which a Strategic Partnership Council was established to coordinate on important issues.
Amid demand by ally Shiv Sena for the top post on rotational basis, the Maharashtra BJP Legislature Party will meet in Mumbai on Wednesday to elect its new leader. Read HERE...
A 27-year-old man was killed when a state transport bus hit his two-wheeler in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Wednesday.
The mishap took place on Tuesday night in Murbad area when the victim, identified as Suraj, was going to Vidhe village from Gorha, an official at Murbad police station said.