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Top 5 stories at 1 PM on Aug 7: Rupani takes oath, Modi in Telangana and more

Vijay Rupani On Sunday Took Oath As Chief Minister Of Gujarat. He Had Met Governor O P Kohli And Staked Claim To Form The Government, A Day After He Was Elected By BJP Legislators To Succeed Anandiben Patel, With The Central Leadership Playing A Vital Role In The Choice. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will Be Visiting Telangana Today To Lay Foundation Stone For The First Phase Of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). Here Are Other Top 5 Stories At 1 PM On Aug 7.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 07 Aug 2016, 01:03:21 PM

New Delhi:

Vijay Rupani on Sunday took oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat.  He had met Governor O P Kohli and staked claim to form the government, a day after he was elected by BJP legislators to succeed Anandiben Patel, with the central leadership playing a vital role in the choice. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Telangana today to lay foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP). Here are other top 5 stories at 1 PM on Aug 7.

1: Vijay Rupani takes oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat

Vijay Rupani on Sunday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where BJP is grappling with unrest due to the Patel quota stir and attacks on Dalits ahead of the high-stake Assembly elections scheduled next year.

60-year-old Rupani met Governor O P Kohli and staked claim to form the government, a day after he was elected by BJP legislators to succeed Anandiben Patel, with the central leadership playing a vital role in the choice.

2: PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation of Rs 10600-cr Telangana power project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone for the first phase of NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) on Sunday.

NTPC will establish the project in two phases, 1600 MW (2x800MW) in Phase-I and 2400 MW (3x800 MW) in Phase-II, it said in a statement.

3: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; 2 dead, over 10 injured, rescue operation on

2 people lost their lives and over 10 injured as a two storey building collapsed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi. Rescue workers successfully pulled out four people from the debris while some others are feared trapped.

4: India@Rio: Jitu Rai finishes 8th in 10m Air pistol; India beats Ireland 3-2 in hockey

Star Indian shooter Jitu Rai was way off the mark today in the men's 10m Air Pistol final, finishing a lowly eighth to bow out of the competition in the Rio Olympics.

India today outplayed Ireland 3-2 to register their first win in group stage games. Indian Men’s Hockey team played an incredible game to score their first win against Ireland by 3-2 in group stage games. Meanwhile, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna lost match against Lukasz Kubot & Marcin Matkowski of Poland.

5: Justice Katju to release first interim report on Lodha panel reforms

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju has already prepared a first interim report on behalf of the BCCI based on the Justice Lodha panel recommendations, which is now binding after the Supreme Court verdict on July 18.

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First Published : 07 Aug 2016, 01:00:00 PM

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