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Top 5 stories at 9 PM: Mayawati alleges 'jungle raj' in UP, new Guv for 4 states and more

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 August 2016, 09:32 PM

Former Union Minister Najma Heptulla was on Wednesday made Governor of Manipur while ex-Rajya Sabha MP V P Singh Badnore goes to Punjab in new gubernatorial appointments announced for three states and a Union Territory with all of them being associated with the BJP. Here are top 5 stories at 9PM:

1. Ready to talk cross border terrorism, not Kashmir: India's terse reply to Pak

India has rejected Pakistan’s proposal to hold Foreign Secretary-level talks on Kashmir and asserted that it would like to discuss aspects related to cross-border terrorism which are central to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

2. Kohli's Team India trips Australia to regain number one position in test cricket

Australia has conceded its number-one ranking to India after Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the three-Test series in Colombo on Wednesday.

3. Mayawati alleges 'jungle raj' in Uttar Pradesh

BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to hold Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh by February. She has said that ‘jungle raj’ still persists in the state and alleged that the ‘infighting’ within the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan will have an adverse effect on the functioning of the Samajwadi Party government.

4. Centre announces new Governors for four states

The Centre on Wednesday announced new Governors for four states – Punjab, Assam, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar. While Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the 18th Governor of Manipur, Jagdish Mukhi will be the new Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

5. VK Singh's wife files complaint against man alleging blackmail, extortion

Union Minister VK Singh’s wife Bharti Singh has filed a police complaint here against a man alleging that he was trying to extort Rs 2 crore by blackmailing her with “doctored” audio-video clips to defame her husband. In her complaint lodged at Tughlaq Road police station, Singh alleged that Pradeep Chauhan, a resident of Gurgaon, had even threatened her of “dire consequences” if the money was not paid.

First Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 09:29 PM
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