We recommend you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.
1. New Al-Qaeda chief may be of Indian origin
India’s intelligence agencies have begun investigating information that the head of al-Qaeda’s new unit in the subcontinent is a former Uttar Pradesh resident
2. Sixteen years jinx ends
India beat Pakistan 4-2 in the shoot-off — scores were 1-1 at the end of full time — at the Asian Games final here to win their first major hockey gold since 1998 in Bangkok — also the Asiad.
3. An ‘invalid’ wedding
The police in Madhya Pradesh have declared a marriage between a Christian man and a Hindu woman invalid.
There is a deep anachronism at the heart of India’s Northeast policy: the continuing reliance on archaic colonial-era institutions.
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5. Bollywood to poll-wood
Yo Yo Honey Singh, the controversial rapper, has been roped in by the party to campaign for it in the upcoming Assembly elections.