Live updates: The embattled former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned from Thailand on Friday midnight. Rajapaksa, 73, returned to Katunayake International Airport on a Singapore Airlines flight SQ-468 and a number of current government ministers and politicians from his party, Sri Lanka’s Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) took him welcomed inside the airport. The former president reportedly went to a state bungalow prepared for him in the heart of Colombo.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made five “key promises” to farmers in Gujarat at a rally in the town of Dwarka in the Saurashtra region on Friday. He said that if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is elected to power, his government will buy wheat, rice, cotton, peanuts, etc. at the minimum support price (MSP). Other promises include waiving agricultural loans, resuming the farmland survey previously conducted by the BJP government, which will be scrapped and a new survey will take place. The leader of the AAP promised to provide electricity during the day for 12 continuous hours, in addition to providing assistance – in case of insufficient harvest – Rs 20,000 per acre.
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to activist Teesta Setalvad, who was arrested for allegedly fabricating documents to entrap senior officials including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the rioting cases of 2002 in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia said that since the essential questioning in custody was over, the issue of bail should have been heard and noted that his plea of Bail is still pending at Gujarat High. To research.