PM Modi met American CEOs as part of his US visit. It was also a day when Indrani Mukerjea was booked for rioting in Byculla Jail. Here are the top trending stories of the day.
In the second leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and interacted with 20 top American CEOs at a roundtable meeting in Washington D.C., and talked about various topics ranging from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), technology, India’s economy and Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy among others.
With just 4-days left for GST rollout, the government has deferred implementation of TDS and TCS provisions as well as exempt from registration small businesses selling on an e-commerce platform.
Eid was celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday but the festivities were marred by clashes between protesters and security forces in many parts of the Kashmir Valley, injuring some 20 people.
A day after the death of female prisoner Manjula Govind Shetye (40) who died under mysterious circumstances in Byculla women’s prison, now Nagpada police have initiated a probe against the six jail staff and 250 inmates which include Indrani Mukerjea.
The White House did not host an Iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, for the first time in nearly two decades. US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing “warm greetings” to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.