Shortly after Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge released a ‘black paper’, highlighting the government’s “failures”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded that the Opposition party’s move was like a “kaala tika” for his government that will ward off the evil eye.
The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 19 fishermen from Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram along with two boats on Thursday. The fishermen were apprehended while they were fishing near Delft Island in Palk Bay Sea, the fishermen’s association said.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep the key repo rate steady at 6.5 percent. The decision is broadly in line with what economists had expected.
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, staged a demonstration at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Thursday, protesting against the central government’s neglect of the state’s financial interests.