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PB’s twisty take on the top five headlines of the day.
1. US asks China to follow India on South China Sea dispute resolution
Before America bullies other nation to comply, America should practice what it teach first. America can ratify and sign the UNCLOS first. However good this news is to boost our self esteem, it may not be of any use.
2. Devendra Fadnavis Expands Cabinet, Shows Sena Who Is Boss Once More
Uddhav Thakery still can’t digest that BJP is bigger party than SS in Maharshtra. His arrogance hurts SS more. If had agreed with 50% – 50% seat sharing with BJP during assembly election, may SS’s person would have been CM right now. With Uddhav, SS might loose BMC.
3. Hardik Patel, 22, Gets Bail In Sedition Cases, But Must Leave Gujarat
So demanding reservation for your own community (exclusionism and racism), inciting violence by getting mobs worked up to ‘revolt’ and attacking a legislators office (hate speech and criminal behavior) are the acts of someone that requires ‘justice’? And ‘justice’ would mean reservation? does India need any more reservations?
4. New role for Anurag Thakur, more Dalits and women as BJP plans rejig
BJP leaders hint that the change in party structure could be as significant as this week’s cabinet reshuffle that threw up big surprises as prominent ministers such as Smriti Irani were moved or demoted. BJP’s constitution envisages 33 per cent of posts in the national executive for women, whose representation is currently far below this.
5. Sensex sinks 110 points in early trade, Nifty below 8,300
The 30-share index fell 109.54 points, or 0.40 per cent, to 27,091.95 after rising to 27,294.82 at the outset. “The market witnessed range-bound movement with negative bias as investors stayed put from making fresh long positions ahead of US job data due later on Friday. A better job data will provide an intermediate relief to the Fed from the underlying headwinds of Brexit,” said Vinod Nair, head of research, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services.