1. Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election: Brisk Voting In First Phase, Sporadic Violence Reported
High voter turnout was witnessed in 73 Assembly constituencies in the first of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls.
Barring an incident of voter-slip snatching and clashes among supporters of rival parties at Baghpat, polling was peaceful. A total of 2.60 crore voters, including over 1.17 crore women and 1,508 belonging to third gender category are eligible to cast their ballot to decide the fate of 839 candidates.
2. VK Sasikala Writes To Governor, Urges Him to Act Immediately
In a letter to Governor Rao, copies of which were issued to the media, Sasikala said acting Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has resigned from his post and the same was accepted by the Governor a week ago.
“…taking the urgency of the situation at hand, I would like to seek an appointment with Your Excellency by today with all MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly) who extended their support to me regarding further course of action to form the Government,” Sasikala wrote to the Governor.
3. PM Narendra Modi Loves Google Search, ‘UP Ke Ladke’ Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav Takedown Of PM
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were at their articulate best during the launch of ‘Common Minimum Programme’ in Lucknow today.
Addressing a joint press conference, both leader exuded confidence and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘raincoat’ and ‘joke’ remark.
4. Sangeet Som’s Brother Detained For Carrying Pistol Inside Polling Booth
Gagan Som, brother of senior BJP leader and Sardhana legislator Sangeet Som was detained on Saturday after a pistol was recovered from him, a police officer said.
Gagan Som was detained by the police personnel on duty in Faridpur. Spotting the pistol, the security personnel whisked Som away from inside the booth.
5. Intech DMLS Launches First Indigenously Developed Jet Engine
Intech DMLS, metal 3D printing provider and metal additive manufacturing establishment in aviation sector, has announced the launch of country’s first indigenously developed Jet Engine series.
“Under the brand name Poeir Jets, promoted by Poeir Jets Pvt Ltd, an R&D subsidiary of Intech DMLS, has unveiled its first series of Jet engines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remote Controlled (R/C) Aircraft,” the company said in a statement.
6. SEBI A Big Responsibility, Says Chairman-Designate Ajay Tyagi
A day after being named the next the Securities and Exchange Board Of India (SEBI) chief, senior bureaucrat Ajay Tyagi on Saturday said it is a big responsibility and he is looking forward to handling it.
As Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Tyagi will oversee regulation and surveillance of capital markets and all the market infrastructure entities such as stock exchanges and intermediaries including brokerage firms, mutual funds, FPIs, investment banks and rating agencies, as also thousands of listed companies.
7. Tata Tigor Compact Sedan To Launch Soon
Taking after the fruitful dispatch of the Tiago hatchback a year ago, Tata is presently get ready to dispatch its minimized vehicle kin. Officially badged as the Tigor, the all-new conservative car is set to dispatch in the coming months.
Displayed finally year’s Auto Expo, the Tigor imparts a lot of its outside styling to its hatchback kin yet with a totally restyled back to help incorporate the car’s boot.
8. Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe Pledge To Strengthen US-Japan Relationship
With a hug and a handshake, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened a new chapter in US-Japan relations on Friday with Trump abruptly setting aside campaign pledges to force Tokyo to pay more for US defense aid.
The two leaders appeared to have established a quick friendship during a day of talks at the White House and a flight together aboard Air Force One to Florida for a weekend of golf.
9. Hyderabad Test: B