We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.
1. Wagah border blast
At least 55 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and 200 injured in a powerful blast set off by a suicide bomber at Wagah in Pakistan on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag-lowering ceremony at the Indo-Pak border.
In the recent assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, Dalit political parties performed poorly. The BSP won just one seat in Haryana and none in Maharashtra, while no Republican Party of India (RPI) faction could win a seat in Maharashtra.
3. CM Fadnavis keeps Home Ministry
Newly sworn-in Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to keep critical portfolios of home and urban development with him. He has also retained health and housing.
4. Trilokpuri riot
The 1984 Sikh massacre in Delhi following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by two Sikh guards is the saddest and most heartrending event I have covered as a reporter.
The two openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane were the chief architects of this victory. Both scored hundreds — Dhawan’s sixth in ODIs and Rahane’s second — and put on 231 runs for the first wicket.