The big news: Modi says Pakistan must forgo terror to hold talks with India, and 9 other top stories
In other headlines: Congress and Samajwadi Party will tie up for the UP polls, and Theresa May said the British Parliament will vote on the final Brexit deal.
A look at the headlines right now:
- For talks with India, Pakistan must walk away from terror, says Narendra Modi at Raisina Dialogue: On Indo-Sino relations, the prime minister said it was ‘not unnatural for two large neighbouring powers to have some differences’.
- Congress will contest UP elections in alliance with Samajwadi Party, says Ghulam Nabi Azad: The senior leader said the details about the coalition would be made public in the coming days.
- Parliament will vote on final Brexit deal, says PM Theresa May: In a highly anticipated address, the prime minister said their Brexit referendum was not a vote against diversity and EU values.
- Police detain journalists, students gathered to mark Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary: Officers are believed to have roughed up protestors in Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata.
- More than 500 jallikattu supporters detained in Madurai: In Alanganallur, people tried to organise the banned sport with four temple bulls on Monday.
- Donald Trump says he will take the first weekend off as US president: The Republican, who was reported to have ‘The First Day Project’, said he did not want to mix administration duties with celebrations.
- Zaira Wasim is certainly a role model for me, says Aamir Khan in support of Dangal co-star: The 16-year-old had issued an apology after she was criticised on social media for meeting Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti.
- Natarajan Chandrasekaran appointed Tata Motors’ additional director and board chairman: The 53-year-old is expected to turn around the auto major’s fortune.
- FIR lodged against Mohammad Shahabuddin for taking selfie inside jail: In a separate ruling, the Supreme Court reserved its judgement on a plea on shifting the RJD leader from Siwan jail to a prison outside the state.
- Communal violence has reduced since Modi government came to power, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: The BJP leader praised the prime minister for ensuring that ‘minorities also become part of the development process in the country’.