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#Express5: Foreign secy sacked ahead of tenure; Retracing Godse’s journey

A selection of five exclusive Indian Express stories you must read before starting your day.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
January 29, 2015 11:26:43 am
Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh A selection of five exclusive Indian Express stories you must read before starting your day.


A selection of five exclusive Indian Express stories you must read before starting your day.

1. Foreign secy sacked

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh’s tenure was “curtailed” on Wednesday night — six months early — and India’s ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary.

READ: 6 months to go, Foreign Secretary told to go

2. Retracing Godse’s journey

The view of Connaught Place’s Outer Circle from the Radisson Blu Marina reveals a city centre which has seen better days. In 1948, it was simply the Marina Hotel, one of the first hotels to come up in “new” Delhi. Owned by Haji Hafiz Mohammad Ismail Japanwala and his brother Haji Mohammad Ibrahim Japanwala, one of the oldest Muslim families of Delhi, this was where Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte had checked in on January 17.

READ: A hotel in CP, a city divided and a failed bid to kill the Mahatma

3. Economic development

Eight of Delhi’s 11 districts figure in India’s top 20 in composite development — measured in terms of economic development and the indices of health, education and material well-being.

READ: Except in health, Delhi tops developed districts; Bihar, UP, MP trail far behind

4. Opinion

It would be myopic to judge the economic impact of US President Barack Obama’s visit by the number of billions committed in investment, in our view. In free-market economies, governments have limited control over business investments: business leaders are of course part of the travelling contingent, but their decisions are unaffected by what the political leadership desires.

READ: India, US, and a better case for business

5. Sports

Perth is a like a searing saucepan. If Adelaide mellows you, Sydney warms you, Melbourne bewilders you—four climates in a day and all that—and Brisbane drains you, Perth scorches you. For the record, the aptly-named Perth Scorchers won their second straight Big Bash League title on Wednesday. The baseball team is called Perth Heat by the way.

READ: Stepping into cricket’s cauldron

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