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Top news of the day: Modi invokes Balakot strike at 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' event, Rahul to contest second LS seat from Wayanad, and more

Modi invokes Balakot at Main bhi Chowkidar event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 31 said he took the decision for the Indian Air Force to conduct the Balakot air strikes as he thought that “the game” should be played from where terrorism is being remote-controlled.

Rahul Gandhi to contest second Lok Sabha seat from Wayanad in Kerala

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency on his second seat, the Congress party announced on Sunday. Mr. Gandhi was named the candidate from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the first Congress list released earlier this month.

Jet Airways pilots postpone strike to April 15

A major crisis at the struggling carrier Jet Airways was averted on Sunday after its pilots body National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) deferred to April 15 its call of halting operations.

IPL 2019: SRH vs RCB: Imperious Sunrisers steamroller hapless Challengers

It was a no-show from Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore! 

First, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner slammed superb centuries and then the wily Afghan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi bowled a dream spell of four for 11 to fashion a thumping 118-run win for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday. 

This was RCB’s third straight loss and SRH’s second win in three games. 

Also get live scorecard of IPL 2019 | CSK vs RR here

Modi is a ‘Publicity Minister’ not Prime Minister, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s behaviour betrays a “sense of panic” and hit out at him for presiding over a “failed” economy and not delivering on poll promises.

India Open badminton: Srikanth loses in final

Kidambi Srikanth’s hopes of ending a long title drought came crashing after going down in straight games to former world champion Viktor Axelsen in the men’s singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open, here Sunday.

‘Human shield officer’ Major Leetul Gogoi may lose seniority

The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar in 2018, officials said.

Dadri lynching case accused seen sitting in front row of BJP rally

The accused in the Dadri lynching case were seen sitting in the front row of a BJP rally addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Bishahra village of Dadri area on Sunday.

Conversion is not your mission, Pope Francis tells Catholics in Morocco

Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on March 31 their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbours but live in brotherhood with all other faiths.

One held on charges of raping and murdering 7-year-old girl in Coimbatore

Thudiyalur All Women Police on Sunday arrested Santhosh Kumar (32) of Uliyampalayam, Thondamuthur, on charges of raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl on March 25.

MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects to safety

A MiG-27 UPG fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on a routine mission crashed in Jodhpur on Monday morning. The pilot ejected safely.

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