We bring you the five best stories of the Indian Express you must read before beginning your day.
1. Paswan ends his decade long partnership with Lalu, joins NDA
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance got a shot in the arm Thursday as Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janashakti Party returned to the grouping after more than a decade, becoming the BJP’s first new ally ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. BJP gets its first new ally as Ram Vilas Paswan returns to NDA fold
2. Bodies of two officers found, submarine brought to the harbour
The bodies of 26-year-old Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and 25-year-old Lt Manoranjan Kumar were extracted from the INS Sindhuratna on Thursday. The submarine, which was over 100 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast at the time of the accident, was brought into the harbour around 9.45 am on Thursday. Day after submarine accident, bodies of two officers found
3. Opinion: On D K Joshi’s resignation
The resignation of Joshi is as unprecedented as the swift manner in which it was accepted by the government, and this aspect merits attention. The Indian navy has been under adverse scrutiny since the enormity of the loss of another Kilo-class submarine, the INS Sindhurakshak, which suffered an explosion on board in August 2013 that gutted the boat and led to the loss of 18 lives. A navy all at sea
4. Rest might be good for Mahendra Singh Dhoni
A tired captain is bad for the side too. As a leader you have to sniff around for every opportunity. Dhoni has rarely had the luxury of bowlers he could throw the ball too and switch off, even if briefly, and so he needs to be even more alert. Dhoni needs to give up certain responsibilities to stay fresh
5. AAP’s second list of Lok Sabha candidates
After taking on names like Rahul Gandhi and Kapil Sibal in their first list, the Aam Aadmi Party continued with its strategy of pitting candidates against political heavyweights in its second list of 30 names for the Lok Sabha elections announced on Thursday. Fresh Faces vs Heavyweights
Shah takes a jibe at ‘dharna sarkaar’.