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1. Rahul Gandhi returns after 56-day vacation

Rahul Gandhi returns after 56-day
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday returned from his 56-day “unexplained” sabbatical that had raised a lot of questions over his leadership of the party at a time when Congress has been battered in elections repeatedly.The Congress Vice President arrived here at 11.15 AM on a Thai Airways plane from Bangkok. The plane, which was
scheduled to land at 10.35 AM, was delayed by 40 minutes, sources said.

2. PM Narendra Modi to visit Toronto's Air India memorial

PM Narendra Modi to visit Toronto's Air India memorial
Modi will visit the Kanishka memorial site in Humber Bay Park, located at 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W., as his final stop in Toronto before heading west to Vancouver.The controversial leader is expected to join Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen as they lay a wreath at the site at 11:20 a.m.
The memorial was unveiled in 2007, and honours the 329 people who died when Air India Flight 182 went down off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985 after departing Toronto. The event marked the first bombing of a 747 jumbo jet.


3. C Sudharsan Reddy appointed PS to Labour, Employment Minister

C Sudharsan Reddy Images
IAS officer C Sudharsan Reddy has been appointed Private Secretary to Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatraya.
Reddy, a 2002 batch IAS officer, is presently serving in his cadre--Andhra Pradesh.
He has been appointed at the level of Deputy Secretary for a period of five years or on co terminus basis with the minister's tenure


4. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Gets Threatening Email From ISIS 

 Raghuram Rajan ISIS Email
Security has been strengthened for Reserve Bank of India or RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, as the Mumbai police investigate a threat email that he received earlier this month, sources have said.
The email reportedly says that "money has been paid" to eliminate the 52-year-old high-profile Governor of India's central bank.
A case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.


5. Saina Nehwal regains top spot in latest BWF rankings

Saina Nehwal regains top spot
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued on Thursday.
Saina, the first Indian woman shuttler to be world number one after her India Open Grand Prix Gold triumph earlier this month, had dropped to the second place following her semifinal finish in the Malaysia Open Super Series


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