Major News and Events of 26 May 2014
What Happened on 26 May 2014
Collision of Gorakhdham Express and goods train in UP
Vaiko and 100 of his supporters detained
SAARC nation heads arrive in Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Modi
Sensex ends flat with an increase of 0.10%
Police evades question of reasons behind Devu Chodankar's arrest
The swearing-in ceremony of the 15th Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, took place at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of all the dignitaries which included SAARC heads as well. As per media reports, 45 members of the Modi’s cabinet were sworn in. It was informed that the ministers will hold a host of portfolios so that there is a sync between complementary sectors.
As per media reports, Gorakhdham Express collided into a goods train at Chureb station located between Gorakhpur and Basti. This happened as the two trains were on a single track, which was due to an error in the signal. The number of deaths, as reported, till now is of 25 people but media reports state that 30 may have been killed and 50 injured. The accident happened at 11am.
MDMK chief Vaiko and 100 of his supporters, who were protesting against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, were detained by police as a preventive measure. They waved black flags and were marching towards the Parliament from Jantar Mantar. Vaiko termed Rajapaksa as a butcher of Tamils, as per media reports.
The SAARC nation heads arrived in Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, as per media reports. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, Mauritius PM Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Nepal PM Sushil Koirala along with Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury have reached Delhi.
Sensex ended flat at an increase of 25.61 points or 0.10%, as per media reports. This was due to profit booking in blue chip companies, which removed the early rise of 2% and 419.68 points. Buying was there in information technology, automobile, media, FMCG and capital goods stocks. The NSE also observed flat trade and closed with a decline of 5.90 points or 0.08% down.
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Goa Police chief T. Mohan evaded questions posed to him regarding the custodial interrogation of Devu Chodankar, a Facebook user who was arrested for posting an anti-Narendra Modi remark. In fact, as per media reports, the police chief stated that he was not aware what was 'custodial interrogation'. Interestingly, this term was used in police’s appeal in the court.