The big news: Kiran Bedi revokes ‘no toilets, no free rice’ order, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: India and China agreed to work on maintaining peace along the border, and North Korea has reportedly offered to close down a nuclear test site.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi suspends ‘no toilets, no free rice’ order after protests: But the Aam Aadmi Party accused governors and lieutenant governors of acting like BJP agents since 2014.
- India and China are the backbone of the world’s multipolarisation, says Xi Jinping: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said PM Modi and the Chinese president agreed on prioritising and maintaining peace along their borders.
- Seoul says Pyongyang has offered to close down its nuclear test site: Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said he might meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the next three to four weeks.
- Congress attacks Union minister Piyush Goyal over business deals, asks PM Modi to sack him: A report had alleged that the minister sold the entire stock of a company he owned to the Piramal Group at nearly 1,000 times its face value.
- Delhi court lifts injunction on book on yoga guru Ramdev: Juggernaut Books, the publisher of ‘From Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, called the order a victory for free speech.
- Armed robbers loot marriage party, kill newly-wed woman near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh: The woman’s husband and four relatives were injured in the attack.
- Dalmia Bharat Group adopts Red Fort for five years as part of Centre’s heritage preservation scheme: It is the first corporate house to adopt a historical monument in India.
- UP minister says drinking liquor is ‘ancestral business’ of Yadavs and Rajputs, faces protests: Protestors hurled tomatoes and eggs at the home of Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar in Lucknow on Saturday afternoon.
- Delhi Police arrest maulvi in case involving abduction and rape of a minor girl inside a madrassa: On Friday, a group of people reportedly broke into the cleric’s home and vandalised it while shouting communal slogans.
- Facebook warns users that on-going investigations may expose more privacy breaches: The company warned its users about such developments in its quarterly report to the United States Security and Exchanges Commission.