Vijay Rupani sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat in ceremony attended by BJP top brass
Vijay Rupani was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7 July in Gandhinagar. Nitin Patel also took his oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat at the Mahatma Mandir conference hall in Gandhinagar.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah were among the top leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
NDFB(S) leaders based in Bhutan carried out Kokrajhar attack, says DGP
The Assam Police on Saturday said that the attack in a market in Kokrajhar that left 14 people dead was carried out on the orders of leaders of the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) based in Bhutan. The Sunday Express quoted DGP Mukesh Sahay as saying that the they have set up a base in the neighbouring country after their strength being depleted inside the state. Sahay also named G Bidai and Batha Mushahary, who he says are hiding in Bhutan and executing plans of "extortions and recruitment for the NDFB(S)". He confirmed that Friday's attack in Balajan Tiniali was also carried out on instructions from Bhutan.
J&K: One militant killed as another infiltration bid is foiled near LoC
One militant was killed by the army on 7 August in yet another foiled infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Kashmir."One militant has been killed during an infiltration bid. It was foiled by alert soldiers in Naugam sector in Kupwara district," an army official said.
Olympic horror: French gymnast Samir Ait Said snaps leg while landing a vault
French gymnast Samir Ait Said registered the first horrific accident of the 2016 Rio Games, which ended his 2016 Games campaign. The stadium went into utter silence, as his accident caught everybody off-guard. Said severely broke his leg while landing on a vault.
Said's lower half of his shin dangled in the opposite direction of the rest of his leg as he tried to complete his vault during the teams' preliminaries on 6 August - sound of which echoed throughout the stadium. According to reports, the French gymnastics federation said the 26-year-old broke both his tibia and fibia. Several minutes later, Said was wheeled out on a stretcher as he waved his hand at the crowd to which the crowd responded with a standing ovation.
ED to attach assets worth Rs 6,000 crore in Mallya PMLA case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has identified assets worth over Rs 6,000 crore which it plans to attach as part of its fresh action against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in connection with a money laundering probe against him and others in an alleged bank loan fraud case.The agency is preparing to initiate the second round of attachments under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after the embattled businessman recently skipped appearance before a special PMLA court here under a proclamation order issued under sections of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
Rio 2016 Olympics: Sania Mirza-Prarthana Thombare crash out after first round loss
In what was a topsy-turvy match, India's world number one doubles player Sania Mirza and her partner Prarthana Thombare narrowly lost to China's Shuai Peng-Shuai Zhang, 6-7, 7-5, 5-7 to stumble out in the first round. The match was full of break of serves. Mirza-Thombare were at one point serving for the first set, and they lost that. Mirza-Thombare were at it again, serving for the second set at 5-4, and they couldn't do that. They did win the set 7-5 to take it into a decider.
From 1-3 down in the third to 4-3 up, Mirza-Thombare were doing all they could to outfox Peng-Zhang. Down 5-4 in the decider, Mirza-Thombare produced some exceptional skill to make it 5-5. Ultimately, the Chinese pair were too strong and ended up winning the final set 5-7.
Gaurav Kalra summed it up best on Twitter, "feisty performance but not enough in the end- Sania and Prarthana are out"
Vijay Rupani's to take oath as Gujarat CM today
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the oath taking ceremony of Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively, will take place on Sunday at Mahatma Mandi in Gandhinagar.
BJP leader Bharat Pandey told ANI that the group of BJP MLAs including BJP MP in Rajya Sabha Parsottambhai Rupala and former chief minister Aandiben Patel met Governor O.P. Kohli on Saturday to tender a proposal containing the name of Rupani and Patel to appoint them as Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister respectively.
"Oath taking ceremony will take place on Sunday at Mahatma Mandi at 2 p.m," he said.