Congress President Rahul Gandhi
But Joshi didn't endear himself to the Congress
workers in the region, and has now been removed. On Tuesday, Congress
president Rahul Gandhi
reconstituted the party’s northeast coordination committee with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
as its patron and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma as its chairman. Singh is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam. Assembly polls are scheduled in Mizoram in November-December.
Trolled by mistake
and Western Railways
came under much criticism on social media after a road overbridge collapsed on rail tracks in suburban Andheri (Mumbai) amid heavy rains, bringing local services of the Western Railway to a halt. In no time, Twitter users began trolling Indian Railways
for poor infrastructure maintenance and questioned the need for bullet trains. As it turned out, the bridge is maintained by the municipal authorities of Mumbai. “We have no major role in the maintenance of that bridge, but social media doesn’t understand all these things,” rued a Railway official.
Yoga proponent Ramdev drew Union minister Uma Bharti’s ire after he stated that files were stuck during Bharti’s tenure as the Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister, and that things changed after Gadkari took over. He made the claim in a television interview in London.
Bharti shot off a letter to the Patanjali
group founder, saying no comparison is possible in terms of speed as the project was in the planning stage during her time and now it is in the executed phase. She admonished Ramdev for “not being sensitive to her self-respect”. Left on the backfoot, Ramdev tweeted: “I consider her my sister and did not intend to hurt her self-respect."