Modi meets Xi, India wins admissibility argument in Vijay Mallya case, and other top stories of the day

India, China have big opportunity to work together, Modi tells Xi at Wuhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the centuries-old India-Chinaties and told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two countries have a “big opportunity” to work together for the benefit of their people and the world.

Having a collegium of SC judges to allocate cases will be a recipe for chaos: Attorney General

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Friday differed with a plea of the former Law Minister, Shanti Bhushan, that a collegium of Supreme Court judges collectively allocate cases rather than leave the entire power in the hands of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in his administrative capacity as master of the roster.

India wins admissibility argument in Vijay Mallya case in U.K. court

An attempt by the defence team of beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya to rule out much of the evidence in the case against him presented by India suffered a setback on Friday as the judge ruled that most of the evidence produced thus far in the case would be admissible, save for an email conversation covered by legal professional privilege (LPP).

Knife attacker kills seven children, wounds 19 in China: official

A knife-wielding man killed seven middle school children and injured 19 others as they returned home in northern China on Friday, authorities said, in one of the deadliest such rampages in the country in recent years.

Madras High Court dismisses pleas to disqualify Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, his team of MLAs

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed writ petitions filed by by DMK whip R. Sakkarapani and some of the 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs, including P. Vetrivel, to disqualify Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and his team of MLAs for having voted against the government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during a trust vote held on the floor of the Assembly on February 18, 2017.

Bravery medal for RPF constable who saved woman from being raped

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday approved a cash reward of ₹ 1 Lakh and a bravery medal for a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who rescued a woman from the clutches of a man who was trying to rape her on a moving train in Chennai, officials said.

Seven Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh encounter

Seven members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh in the early hours of Friday. According to information reaching Bhupalpally town, five women and two men Maoists were killed in the joint operation by the Chattisgarh police and Telangana's Greyhounds near Ipenta in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

Supreme Court stays trial in Kathua rape, murder case till May 7

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till May 7 the trial in the case of the rape and murder of a minor in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra said it would deal with the prayer of the victim’s father for shifting the trial to Chandigarh and the plea of the accused seeking the handing over the probe to the CBI.

'Avengers: Infinity War' review: fierce, funny and boldly ambitious

Ten years and 18 films later, the Marvel Cinematic Universe gives audiences the mother of all crossovers with Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a daunting task to accomplish: introducing more than 20 characters to each other and staying faithful to an overarching premise while remaining economical with time. The brothers Russo — Anthony and Joe — do accomplish the feat. Clocking in at two-and-a-half hours, Infinity War is boldly ambitious with more soaring moments than weaknesses.

ABBA reunite with two new songs after 35 years

Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on Friday that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. “We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio. So we did,” the group said in a statement after repeated comments that they would never reunite.

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