We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.
1. MLAs root for Gadkari as Maha CM
After the BJP’s big win in Maharashtra, the divide in the state party unit came out in the open on Tuesday as 39 of its 44 Vidarbha MLAs took a flight from Mumbai to Nagpur and asked Union Minister and former party president Nitin Gadkari to take over as the Chief Minister.
In the first of its kind case in India since the emergence of computer analysis of cricketers as a key coaching tool, cyber crime police in Bangalore are investigating a top performance analyst with the South African national cricket team for alleged theft of proprietary coaching software belonging to a company run by a former India and Karnataka cricketer.
3. Sugar goes private
For decades, sugar in Maharashtra has been synonymous with cooperatives. Not anymore. And the trend of their marginalisation is unlikely to be reversed under the new BJP-led government — for, the list of the new private sugar barons includes politicians from all parties.
As the BJP acquires political dominance in more states, a question arises: will there be a transformation in the nature of federalism in India?
5. Ceasefire violations
People who had fled from their homes in the wake of shelling by Pakistan are not willing to return as reports of odd incidents of cross-border firing keeps pouring in at frequent intervals.