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India Top News Highlights, August 14: Fadnavis bags home, finance as new Maha ministers get portfolios; President Murmu delivers her maiden I-Day eve speech

Top News Highlights, Top India News, Salman Rushdie Stabbed, August 14: Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away at 62; China envoy says Taiwan an internal issue for the country -- follow this live blog for the latest news updates.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (Express photo)

India Top News Highlights: Even as Eknath Shinde is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, with both the BJP and Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena gets an equal allocation of nine ministerial berths each, Sunday’s portfolio allocation sends out a clear signal: that the keys of this cabinet will be held by BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Apart from Urban Development, which has been retained by the CM, all other important portfolios — Home, Finance, Energy and Housing — have gone to Fadnavis.

Meanwhile, In her address to nation as the President of India on the eve of Independence Day, Droupadi Murmu said India can be credited for helping the world discover the true potential of democracy. She said the world has seen a new India rising in recent years and the country has proved skeptics wrong. Here are the top quotes from the speech today

Stockbroker and investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Mumbai early Sunday morning. Breach Candy hospital CEO N Santhanam told The Indian Express that Jhunjhunwala was brought dead to the hospital at 6:45 am. According to a doctor, Jhunjhunwala was suffering from diabetes and a kidney ailment.

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First published on: 12-08-2022 at 08:53:43 am
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