Round up of top news from India
News Digest

News Digest: April 14 – 20, 2019

Round-up
of Top 10 Important News Events

April 15

  • Paris’ iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral gutted by fire.
  • Election Commission gags leaders Yogi Adityanath, Maneka Gandhi and Jaya Prada of BJP, Mayawati of Bahujan Samajwadi Party, and Azam Khan of Samajwadi Party.

April 17

  • 60 killed as thunderstorms unleash fury in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.
  • Jet Airways shuts operations. 

April 18

  • 95 Lok Sabha seats under second phase of general elections go to polls; election also concludes for 35 Assembly seats in Odisha and 18 in Tamil Nadu.

April 19

  • Saudi Arabia increases India’s Haj Quota to two lakh.
  • Government suspends LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir.

April 20

  • Election Commission stops online streaming of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
  • 12 coaches of New Delhi bound Purva Express derail near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

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