We recommend that you start your day by reading these five special Express stories.
1. Delhi Assembly Elections
Moving to meet the AAP challenge in Delhi, the BJP inducted on Thursday former IPS officer-turned-activist Kiran Bedi amid indications that she could be the chief ministerial choice of the party if it were to win the polls.
READ: BJP to field Kiran Bedi, Amit Shah says CM choice only after polls as reported by Pradeep Kaushal
2. Capt Amarinder Singh’s interview
Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab CM and now Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, has been calling for the removal of PCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa who, in turn, has questioned Amarinder’s right to make that demand.
READ: ‘Nobody should take Partap seriously, he is unfit to lead’ as written by Maneesh Chhibber
Following an incident at the Guwahati airport when two large labradors of the CISF lunge at each other, West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairperson Naparajit Mukherjee, who was among the scared passengers, has sent a letter to Director General, CISF, complaining about violation of their rights.
READ: Dogfight in Guwahati raises hackles of Bengal human rights chief as reported by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay
The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday cut its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 per cent, surprising the market with its timing as it signalled the start of the next cycle of lower interest rates.
READ: RBI cuts repo rates by 25 basis points, Sensex rejoices the move by Express News Service
I had a strange way of sizing up cities. I did it from rooftops. I grew up in a small town, and I grew up dreaming about it developing into a big city with skyscrapers lining the streets.
READ: A roof with no view a special report by Anees Salim