Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named a new cabinet, seen as rewarding top military officials who played a crucial role in his rise to the top but returned much of the old guard from the Robert Mugabe era, which analysts say deflates much of the optimism surrounding the new government.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani hit back at Bharti's Sunil Mittal for blaming his telecom venture Jio for the industry's losses, saying businesses must stop looking at regulators and governments to guarantee their profits. Calling Mittal a "friend", he said profits and losses are risks businesses take and it is more important to find out if the country and the consumers gained after Jio.
The decision to delay the winter session shows the government is on the defensive, says Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien. He said the government has been on the defensive for the last two months and this is good for the opposition.
As a debate rages over growing intolerance in the country, former US President Barack Obama disclosed that he had privately told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India must not split into sectarian lines and that it must cherish the fact that Muslims here identify themselves as Indians.
Uttar Pradesh civic election results have shown that the saffron surge continues in Uttar Pradesh. This was the first big test for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath which he has passed with flying colours. The victory is even more comforting for the Yogi government in the state and the BJP as the Congress party lost badly in Amethi. Local body election in Amethi is taken as yet another manifestation of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s waning popularity in his home constituency, an area which has been considered Congress’s pocket borough since the time of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. More so, it comes over a week ahead of the first phase of polling in Gujarat.
The Supreme Court has said that the Lt. Governor does not have the jurisdiction to pronounce if the Delhi government's decisions are correct or not as he can only, in the situation of disagreement, refer the matter to the President for decision.
In the midst of a raging controversy over his film "Padmavati", its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali appeared before a Parliamentary committee and maintained that the row over his yet-to-be-released movie was just based on rumours, strongly rejecting criticism that he had distorted historical facts about the 16th-century Rajput queen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that opposition criticism won't deter him from his government's war against corruption and black money as he was willing to pay any political price for the steps he had taken to weed out graft.