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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

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.

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.

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.

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner tore apart the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers with sensational centuries, leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to a mammoth 231 for two in an IPL match, here on Sunday.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: thehindu.com

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