National Spokesperson of Congress Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena:Another key political development that took place on Friday was Priyanka Chaturvedi who was once a Congress spokesperson joining Shiv Sena after having gone public with her resentment with the Congress for having reinstated party workers who had allegedly misbehaved with her earlier. She had alleged that lumpen goons get preference in the Congress over those who had given their sweat and blood. Besides that, leaders across party lines intensified their campaigns and uncertainty continued on Congress-AAP alliance talks.
Good Friday observed world over:Good Friday is being observed the world over…by Christians…who took out processions…retracing what they believe is the route that Jesus Christ took to his crucifixion….The devouts prayed in churches…and processions were taken out in Phillipines, Germany and Old Jerusalem.
Hanuman Jayanti celebrated across country:Hanuman Jayanti is being celebrated in different parts of the country with much gusto…. Devotees offered their prayers to Lord Hanuman, seeking his blessings….Some parts of the country saw special celebrations as well….In Varanasi, people participated in a Shobha Yatra…and in Surat, devotees offered around 4000 kgs of ladoos to Lord Hanuman.
West Bengal: BJP leader’s house ransacked in Hooghly:The BJP’s Hooghly candidate Locket Chatterjee’s house was ransacked by miscreants. Chaterjee had taken the house on rent in Bandel while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. Hooghly goes to polls in the fifth phase of elections on May 6.
Rajnikanth ready to contest Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls:South superstar Rajinikanth has said he is ready to contest the Tamil Nadu assembly elections whenever it is announced.
Delhi Metro trains to now run on solar power too:Delhi Metro trains will now also run on solar power as the DMRC on Thursday received 27 MW power from the Madhya Pradesh-based Rewa Solar Power Project. This will also be the first time when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will be receiving power from an “offsite source”.
20 states join pan-India single emergency helpline number ‘112’:Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number ‘112’ on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distress, officials said on Friday.
PM Modi to address convention of traders in New Delhi on Friday:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a convention of traders at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi on Friday.
Delhi court rejects interim bail plea of Christian Michel:A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of Christian Michel to celebrate Easter with family
Russia shrugs off Mueller report:A day after the release of portions of the Mueller report Russia has shrugged off the release of the report, saying it offered no compelling evidence of any attempts by Moscow to influence the 2016 presidential election.
India rebuilds Chhyoiphel Kundeling Monastery in Nepal:India has rebuild Chhyoiphel Kundeling Monastery in Nepal. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche inaugurated newly reconstructed Monastery at Lisankhu village in Sindhupalchok district today.
Mali’s Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga resigns over surge of violence:Mali’s Prime Minister and cabinet resigned Thursday following a motion of no confidence in the government over its handling of violence in the centre of the country, according to the presidency.
North Korea demands Mike Pompeo’s removal from nuclear negotiations:North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.
Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar resigns:Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet on Thursday before securing a multi-billion dollar International Monetary Fund bailout package for the cash-strapped country.
US, Russia thwart progress on UN call for Libya ceasefire:A British bid at the UN Security Council to demand a ceasefire in Libya faced opposition from Russia and the United States, raising doubts about prospects for a draft resolution to halt the bloodshed in Tripoli, diplomats said.
Bajrang regains top spot in world wrestling rankings:India’s Bajrang Punia has regained the world number one spot in the men’s 65-kilogram freestyle category rankings.
Good Friday being observed today:Good Friday is observed on the Friday that proceeds Easter Sunday. It is a day when people remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Christians, celebrate this day by attending a Good Friday service where they read the biblical accounts of Jesus’ death on the cross