New Delhi :
BJP today appointed Gujarat BJP chief Vijay Rupani as the new chief minister of the state. At least 13 persons were killed and several others injured, many of them critically, when heavily armed militants opened fire in a crowded market place in Kokrajhar. The minimum wages for working class will be increased from 30 to 40 per cent across all sectors in the national capital, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said today. Here are the top 5 news of the hour:
1. Vijay Rupani named new Gujarat Chief Minister, Nitin Patel will be Deputy CM
Gujarat BJP chief Vijay Rupani will be the new chief minister of the state. Nitin Patel, who was considered No. 2 in the outgoing Anandiben Patel government, will be the deputy chief minister of Gujarat. The decision was taken by the BJP MLAs in a meeting on Friday in the presence of party chief Amit Shah and senior leader Nitin Gadkari as observers.
2. Heavily armed militants opened fire in Assam's Kokrajhar, 13 killed, several injured
At least 13 persons were killed and several others injured, many of them critically, when heavily armed militants opened fire in a crowded market place, about 12 kms from here, today.Police said a group of militants swooped down on Tiniali market this afternoon and opened fire in the marketplace killing two and injuring several others before fleeing.
3. Told Pakistan not to patronise terrorists, says Rajnath Singh in Parliament
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who returned from Islamabad on Thursday evening after attending the seventh SAARC Home Ministers conference, on Friday briefed the Parliament on his visit.
The minimum wages for working class will be increased from 30 to 40 per cent across all sectors in the national capital, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai said today. Addressing a press conference here, Rai said a 13-member advisory committee, which was constituted by the Labour Department in April to revise minimum wages in Delhi, will submit its report in next few days and subsequently the decision on fixing minimum wages for all working class - unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled will be taken.
5. Leander Paes refuses to stay with Rohan Bopanna in Olympic village: Report
Tennis vetran Leander Paes has refused to share a room with Rohan Bopanna and he has informed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) about it, according to reports. Paes was to partner Rohan Bopanna in the doubles event but he arrived late in Brazil. This caused his doubles partner to train with Sania Mirza and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic instead.