Express 5: Wagah border blast kills 55; Fadnavis keeps Home Min

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2014 10:06 am
X759 We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

1. Wagah border blast

A woman grieves next to the bodies of victims of the Wagah bomb blast, at a Lahore hospital on Sunday. (Source: AP photo) A woman grieves next to the bodies of victims of the Wagah bomb blast, at a Lahore hospital on Sunday. (Source: AP photo)

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.

READ: Suicide bomber kills 55 at Wagah border, over 200 injured in the powerful blast

2. Opinion

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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.

READ: Return of the Chamcha age

3. CM Fadnavis keeps Home Ministry

Fadnavis flies economy class on flight to Nagpur on Sunday. Fadnavis flies economy class on flight to Nagpur on Sunday.

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.

READ: CM Fadnavis keeps Home, Eknath Khadse gets Revenue

4. Trilokpuri riot

Joseph Maliakan in Trilokpuri, 30 years after what was his most heartrending assignment.(Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Joseph Maliakan in Trilokpuri, 30 years after what was his most heartrending assignment. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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.

READ: ‘Bodies of hundreds of Sikhs were scattered, some showed signs of life’

5. Sports

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching his hundred during the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on Sunday. (PTI) Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching his hundred during the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack on Sunday. (PTI)

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.

READ: Opening credits for Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane

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