Daily wrap: Modi to be sworn-in on May 30; Smriti Irani’s aide shot dead

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi, council of ministers to take oath on May 30

Narendra Modi will take oath as the Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday (May 30) at 7 pm at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. The swearing-in ceremony of members of the Union Council of Ministers will also take place on the same day. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to PM-elect Modi and the Union Council of Ministers.

Jaganmohan Reddy meets PM Modi in Delhi

YSR Congress Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate YS Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday (May 26) and discussed the issue of according the special category status to the state. He later also met BJP president Amit Shah and sought his support for the states key demands.

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Smriti Irani’s aide shot dead in Amethi

A close aide of Smriti Irani, the newly elected MP from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead by two men, with police not ruling out the possibility of it being a “political murder”. Surendra Singh (50), a former head of Baraulia village, was shot at around 11.30pm on Saturday (May 25), said additional superintendent of police Daya Ram. Singh was referred to a Lucknow hospital but he succumbed during treatment, Ram said. Two suspects have been detained for questioning, police said

Sumalatha to consult supporters before extending support to BJP

Multilingual actress and independent candidate from Mandya Lok Sabha seat, Sumalatha Ambareesh, who defeated Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamys son Nikhil, thanked BJP for its support on Sunday and said she would decide on supporting the party after consulting supporters and voters.

TTV questions ‘zero votes’ at 300 booths

Days after the DMK made a clean sweep in the Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday (May 26) questioned the ‘zero votes’ registered from 300 booths for his party, wondering what happened to those cast by his partymen in the said booths.

Earthquake of magnitude 8.0 strikes in Peru

The US Geological Survey says a large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck in north-central Peru. The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers struck at 2:41 am, 80 kilometers southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158 kilometers east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas.

IMD warns about the rise in mercury levels for Telangana

A heatwave warning has been issued to Telangana for the next three days with people being asked to avoid exposure to direct sunlight. The India Meteorological Department in a bulletin on Sunday (May 26) said isolated pockets in the state will experience heat wave conditions from Sunday to Tuesday (May 28).

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