A selection of five exclusive Indian Express stories you must read before starting your day.
1. Union Budget 2015-16
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget for 2015-16 is likely to mark a seminal shift in the annual exercise by freeing up funds to the tune of almost Rs 3 lakh crore and allowing states the flexibility to spend the resources given their priorities.
READ: PM to meet CMs again, Union Budget likely to open purse-strings for states as written by P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Shaji Vikraman
2. BJP Delhi groundwork
Rattled by the dissent in a section of the Delhi unit over the induction and naming of Kiran Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate and predictions of a strong AAP showing in pre-election surveys, the BJP central leadership has taken charge of the party campaign, directing 120 MPs and cadres from 13 states to fan out across the capital for “groundwork”.
READ: Last lap, nervous BJP calls party to Delhi, for Delhi as reported by Pragya Kaushika
3. Retracing Godse’s Journey
By the time Narayan Apte and Nathuram Godse returned to Delhi on January 27 for the second and final attempt on Mahatma Gandhi’s life, the equation between the two had changed.
READ: In Gwalior house, son lives with a locked secret a special report by Milind Ghatwai and Amrita Dutta
I imagine you believe that he was for the most part adored; in fact he was hated and he is still hated today. Hatred is still alive in India and he died of it.
READ: The retrial of Godse as written by Apoorvanand
It could potentially have been their final training session of their two-month Australian sojourn. For, a loss on Friday to England would mean finishing third and bottom in the tri-series table and being denied a spot in Sunday’s final.
READ: India vs England: Readying for knock-out punch by Bharat Sundaresan