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Supreme Court gives Government four days to reply in Rafale case

Attorney general KK Venugopal sought four weeks’ time to file the Centre’s reply. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, directed the government to file its reply by May 4 and posted the matter for hearing on May 6.

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Sri Lanka blasts : 207 dead

Sri Lanka Blast Updates: Multiple explosions in two churches of Colombo during Easter Mass. The churches hit were in the north of the capital, and the town of Negombo, just outside Colombo. Atleast 207 people were reported dead and more than 400 injured.

India to be fastest-growing economy this year : RBI Governor

India will remain to be the fastest-growing economy this year clocking a growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2019-20, despite risks of a global slowdown, financial markets and crude price volatility, according to the Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das.
He called for greater co-operation among emerging market economies on all fronts which will help them be better off in this uncertain environment.

China blocks India’s bid in UN to blacklist Masood Azhar

China again blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council. Beijing’s move on Wednesday came as the Security Council was to take up a resolution on the matter, days after the February 14 Jaish attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which 40 soldiers died. The resolution, say sources, was backed by unprecedented number of countries going into the “double digits”. India said it was “disappointed by this outcome”.