Former finance minister Arun Jaitley’s last rites will be performed at the Nigambodh Ghat at 2:30 pm today, BJP said in a tweet. The mortal remains are being taken to the BJP headquarters, where it would be kept between 10:30 am and 1 pm for the party workers and leaders to pay tributes. Many leaders across political spectrum paid tribute to him.
India’s ruling party BJP lost several of its leaders including former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister Ananth Kumar in last one year. Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley passed away in a span of 18 days.
The Supreme Court protected former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate till Aug 26, the next date of hearing. The ED is investigating charges of money laundering against him in connection with the INX Media case. Justice R. Banumathi, leading a Bench comprising Justice A.S. Bopanna, made the observation.
In a historic move, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will join the Fox News, to provide political commentary and analysis, as announced by the broadcaster. Ms. Sanders is known for her long an ardent defender of Trump. She was Trump’s press secretary till June 2019 and had quarrelled with reporters for questioning the President.
After inducting 18 new members in his council of ministers on Wednesday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday allocated portfolios. Reports say, Suresh Kumar Khanna got the Finance and Ashotosh Tondon got charge of the Urban Development Ministry. Yogi kept 37 departments with him. This is the first reshuffle since the BJP came to power in the state.
US President Donald Trump took boasting to a whole new level by claiming Jewish people in Israel love him "like he's the King of Israel or the second coming of god." While defending his trade war with China, he looked up at the sky and said that he is the chosen one. "Somebody had to do it," he said referring to himself as the reluctant warrior.