Top news at 11 am, March 19th: Yogi Adityanath to take oath as UP CM, missing Indian clerics traced, Jat quota agitation

Top news at 11 am, 19th March: Here are the latest news that are making the headlines this morning

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2017 11:04:01 am

Yogi Adityanath to take oath as Uttar Pradesh CM today

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BJP, after a day long suspense, decided to elect firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath for the post of Chief Minister. The controversial MP from Gorakhpur will head the saffron party’s first government in the state in 15 years. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma have been elected by the party leaders as deputy chief ministers of the state. The hardline Hindutva leader will be sworn in as the CM on Sunday. Read More

Jat agitation: No Metro services in NCR, 12 city stations

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Ahead of Monday’s Jat agitation, the Delhi Police have directed DMRC to shut down metro services to Gurgaon and Noida regions. In a move that is likely to affect over thousands of commuters, operations in 12 central Delhi stations will also be shut down as well. Trains to Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad will stop running after 11 PM on Sunday. Read More

India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha give India solid start on Day 4

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India started strong on day four of the Test match against Australia with both Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha withstanding the bowling attack. In the first hour of the day’s session, the duo added 31 runs on the scoreboard. In the second over of the day’s play, Saha was caught LBW by Pat Cummins. But the wicket-keeper batsmen was saved by a DRS review, which showed the ball skimming away from the leg stumps, and the referee changed his decision. For Live updates on Day four, Read here

Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China: Rex Tillerson

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Meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said US President Donald Trump is loooking forward to enhancing ties with China. Tillerson also expressed Trump’s desire to visit the country. The China President also expressed his satisfaction with Tillerson’s visit and hoped the two nations will move towards constructive bilateral relations. Read More

Missing Nizamuddin Dargah clerics to come back to Delhi tomorrow, says Sushma Swaraj

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External Affairs Minister on Sunday confirmed that the two missing clerics of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who went missing from Karachi, will return to Delhi on Monday. Swaraj wrote on Twitter that she has spoken to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi who has told her that both the clerics are safe. Swaraj had earlier sought help from Pakistan PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz in tracing the clerics.

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