Express 5: 39 MLAs back Gadkari as Maha CM; Sugar goes to private hands

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

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 22, 2014 10:16:06 am
EXPRESS-1 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. MLAs root for Gadkari as Maha CM

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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.

READ: Nitin Gadkari flexes 39-MLA muscle; Don’t want job, he says, but message to Modi is clear 

2. SPORTS

In 2012, Hashim Amla dedicated his triple century at The Oval to Prasanna for his contribution to his game. In 2012, Hashim Amla dedicated his triple century at The Oval to Prasanna for his contribution to his game.

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.

READ: Bangalore cops probe South African cricket team’s computer analyst

3. Sugar goes private

Mills cannot function sustainably unless sugarcane prices, which are state controlled, are aligned with the price of sugar. (Source: PTI) Mills cannot function sustainably unless sugarcane prices, which are state controlled, are aligned with the price of sugar. (Source: PTI)

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.

READ: Another Maharashtra verdict: Sugar goes private

4. OPINION

Modi has already announced Rs 1,000 crore for rehabilitation of the state and promised to do whatever else the government can. Modi has already announced Rs 1,000 crore for rehabilitation of the state and promised to do whatever else the government can.

As the BJP acquires political dominance in more states, a question arises: will there be a transformation in the nature of federalism in India?

READ: Centre, State, Modi

5. Ceasefire violations

A government school in Salerh has been turned into a camp. A government school in Salerh has been turned into a camp.

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.

READ: No homecoming this Diwali

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