Mizoram observes statehood day
Mizoram on Wednesday observed the 21st anniversary of its statehood. All government offices and educational institutions remained closed for the day.
Mizoram became the 23rd state of the Indian Union two decades earlier after a historic and exemplary peace accord was signed between the Centre and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front led by legendary Mizo leader Laldenga on June 30, 1986.
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- The protesting farmers will block the six-lane Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli–Manesar–Palwal (KMP) Expressway for five hours, from 11 am to till 4 pm, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Wednesday.
- Former Goa CM and BJP stalwart Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal admitted he was breaking ranks with the party but stopped short of saying he was rebelling.
- The top court also asked Purohit to co-operate in the ongoing investigation.